Ratification to [Alexander Fraser], laird of Philorth

2Our sovereign lord and his estates of parliament, for sundry good and reasonable causes moving his highness, ratify, approve and, for his highness and his successors, perpetually confirm the charter and infeftment made by his highness after his perfect age of 21 years complete to Alexander Fraser of Philorth, his heirs and assignees, of all and whole the lands and baronies of Philorth, Tipperty, Utile, Scattering, Faithlie, Tyrie Harbour and Port of Faithlie, burgh and barony thereof, with mills, fishings, parts, pendicles and their pertinents, with advocation, donation and rights of the patronages of the kirks therein contained, erection of free barony and burgh of barony, privileges, immunities and others whatsoever specified in the said charter, as the same of the date 9 April 1588 at length purports; and also the tack made by his highness, with consent of [Master Robert Douglas, provost of Lincluden], collector general, to George [Gordon], earl of Huntly, his heirs and assignees, of the teind sheaves and other teinds of the kirk of Rathen for the space of 19 years; together with the assignation made by the said earl to the said Alexander and his heirs of the said tack and right thereof, and all and sundry other heads, articles, passages, conditions and clauses of the said charter, tack and assignation foresaid as if the same were at length, word by word, inserted in this present act after the form and tenors thereof in all points. And our sovereign lord wills and grants and, for his highness and his successors, decrees and ordains that the said infeftment, tack and assignation is and in all time coming shall be sufficient and variable rights and securities to the said Alexander and his foresaids for holding, enjoying and possessing of the said lands, baronies, mills, woods, fishings, advocation, donation and right of patronage of the kirks therein specified, intromitting and taking up of the mails, sums, profits, duties, teinds and fruits of the kirks contained in the said infeftment, tack and assignation now and in all time coming; notwithstanding whatsoever acts, constitutions or revocations special or general made now after his majesty's lawful and perfect age of 25 years complete, regarding the which his majesty, for his highness and his successors, dispenses for ever, renouncing by this ratification and transferring all action, right, title and interest which his highness, his predecessors or successors had, has or may have to the said lands, baronies, kirks and others contained therein with their pertinents to and in favour of the said Alexander and his foresaids, so that he and they may hold, enjoy and possess the same in all time coming, without stop, trouble or impediment to be moved to them therein in any way. Moreover, our said sovereign lord and estates decree and ordain, if need be, new infeftment and security to be made by his highness or his successors to the said Alexander, his heirs and assignees, of the said lands, baronies, mills, fishings, right of patronage and others mentioned before, to be held in such ample form and manner as is contained in the said new infeftment and other securities made to the said Alexander and his predecessors thereupon, and to be extended with all clauses necessary as appropriate.

  1. NAS, PA2/14, ff.63v-64r.
  2. Written in margin: 'P'.