Ratification to George Hamilton in Preston

2Our sovereign lord and estates of parliament have ratified and approved and, by this legislation, ratify and approve and perpetually confirm, for his highness and his successors, the charter and infeftment granted by his highness under the great seal to his beloved George Hamilton in Preston, his heirs and assignees, of the heritable gift of all and whole the lands of Rollandstoun, with their pertinents, lying within the sheriffdom of Berwick, as fallen and become in his majesty's hands, not only by the forfeiture of James [Stewart], sometime earl of Bothwell, but also by the forfeiture of Francis [Stewart], sometime earl of Bothwell, and certain other causes specified in the said infeftment as the same bears, with the precept, sasine and all that has followed thereupon in all and sundry points, clauses and articles thereof; and will, decree and declare that the said infeftment shall be good, valid and sufficient, notwithstanding whatsoever act or statute made which may tend to the prejudice and derogation thereof in any way.

  1. NAS, PA2/14, f.68v.
  2. Written in margin: 'P'.