Procedure: protest on behalf of the duke of Chatelherault
Process of the king's majesty's coronation

The which day, in the presence of the noble and mighty lords James [Douglas], earl of Morton, lord of Dalkeith; John [Stewart], earl of Atholl, lord of Balvenie; Alexander [Cunningham], earl of Glencairn, lord of Kilmaurs; John [Erskine], earl of Mar, lord Erskine; William [Graham], earl of Menteith; John [Graham], master of Graham; Alexander [Home], lord Home; Patrick [Lindsay], lord Lindsay of the Byres; Edward [Crichton], lord [Crichton of] Sanquhar; Robert [Sempill], lord Sempill; John [Stewart], lord Innermeath; Andrew [Stewart], lord Ochiltree; James [Sandilands, preceptor of Torphichen], lord St John; Adam [Bothwell], bishop of Orkney; Robert [Pitcairn], commendator of Dunfermline; Master Robert Richardson, commendator of St Mary Isle, treasurer; William Murray of Tullibardine, knight, comptroller; William Maitland of Lethington, younger, secretary; Sir John Bellenden of Auchnoull, knight, justice clerk; John Erskine of Dun, provost of Montrose; Master James Haliburton, provost of Dundee, and diverse of the nobility, spirituality and commissioners of burghs convened for the coronation of the right excellent Prince James, by the grace of God, prince and stewart of Scotland, compeared Arthur Hamilton of Myreton, procurator specially constituted by John [Hamilton], archbishop of St Andrews and Gavin [Hamilton], commendator of Kilwinning, commissioners lawfully constituted by a noble and mighty prince James [Hamilton], duke of Chatelherault, in all his honest and lawful business during his remaining out of this realm, as at length is contained in his commission under his seal and subscription manual, of the date 4 August, the year of God, 1566, and in the said letters of procuratory of the date at Hamilton, 28 July instant, subscribed as appeared with the hands of the said archbishop and commendator, and there the said Arthur, procurator foresaid, in name and on behalf of the said duke of Chatelherault, protested that whatsoever thing is done or to be done towards the coronation of the said most excellent prince, what acts, consents, constitutions be made thereupon, should in no way prejudice or be hurtful to the said noble and mighty duke of Chatelherault, and the rest of the queen's majesty of Scotland's royal blood, lawfully descended in their title and succession of the said crown, whenever it shall please God by any just right to call them thereto, more than if the said coronation had never been done; and thereupon asked instruments and documents of us joint notaries public under-subscribing; this was done in the council held within the castle of Stirling, day, year and place above-written.

  1. NAS, PC1/5, 16-17. Back