Ratification to John Andrew, clerk of the secret council

2The king's majesty, after his highness's lawful and perfect age of 25 years complete, with advice of his estates of this present parliament, ratifies, approves and confirms by this ratification the letters of gift of a yearly pension of 200 merks conveyed to his daily servant John Andrew, writer, and assigned to be paid to him out of the readiest of the silver mails of the fishings of the abbacy of Kinloss in all and sundry points, articles and clauses expressed in the said gift; and moreover, for his better security, of new gives and conveys to him the foresaid sum in pension to him during all the days of his lifetime, with power to him, by himself and his servants in his name, to crave, receive and intromit therewith and, if need be, to call and pursue the person or persons which have been accustomed or that are due for payment of the same as appropriate, notwithstanding any of his highness's revocations made in the contrary, which his majesty, with advice of the said estates, declares shall in no way hurt, prejudice nor annul the effect and tenor of this ratification and letters of gift passed to him in manner above-written.

  1. NAS, PA2/14, f.72r.
  2. Written in margin: 'P'.