Ratification to [Alexander Hay of Easter Kennet], clerk register, and Master John Hay, his son

2Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, for the good, true and thankful service done to his majesty by his trusty and well-beloved councillor Alexander Hay of Easter Kennet, clerk of our sovereign lord's register, in all his highness's affairs, as well concerning the common estate of the realm as his majesty in particular, ratify, approve and, for his highness and his successors, perpetually confirm the charters and infeftments after-specified made and granted either by his highness, or by the other persons underwritten to the said Alexander or Master John Hay, his eldest son, and the persons after-specified therein mentioned: that is to say, a charter of feu ferm made, given and granted by Francis [Hay], earl of Erroll, with consent of diverse persons therein specified, at whose instance he was interdicted, to the said Alexander Hay of Easter Kennet and Marion Fariss, his spouse, and longest liver of the two in liferent, for all the days of their lifetimes, and to the said Master John, their son, and his male heirs whatsoever, of all and whole the lands of Tillymaud and Bullers of Buchan, with the crag and fishings of the same, and whole contents thereof, lying in the lordship of Slains and sheriffdom of Aberdeen, as the said charter of the date at Stirling, 4 November 1585, at more length bears; together with another charter made by his highness to the said Master John, his male heirs and assignees whatsoever heritably, of all and whole the place or ground whereupon the chapel of the preceptory of St Anthony's stood and was built, with the kirkyard, mansion, houses, buildings, chambers, yards and orchards of the same, and whole pertinents thereof; as also of all and sundry the lands, tenements, annualrents, teind sheaves and other teind fruits particularly specified therein and below, ferms, tenants, tenancies, service of free tenants thereof, with the whole pertinents of the same, and all other commodities which justly pertain to the said preceptory and patrimony thereof, or which the preceptories of the same in any time bygone held or possessed, as the said charter of the date at Dalkeith, 28 March 1591, at more length bears; as also another charter made by Master James Borthwick of Lochhill to the said Alexander, his heirs and assignees of all and whole the kirk lands of the kirk of Hailes, pertaining sometime to the preceptory of St Anthony, with the glebe, manse, houses, buildings, yards and all other pertinents, lying within the sheriffdom of Edinburgh, alienated by the said Master James to the said Alexander for diverse sums of money received by him to be held of Master John Hay, superior thereof, with the said Master John, his confirmation of the said charter; and decree and declare the same to have full effect and strength in all time coming and to be a perpetual right to the foresaid persons for possessing and enjoying of the foresaid lands, annualrents, teind sheaves and others contained in the said infeftments, notwithstanding any acts of parliament or others which in any sort may be prejudicial thereto; concerning which his highness renounces all action and instance competent to his majesty for impinging or quarrelling thereof, or any of them, with an agreement not to petition, and with supplement of all faults as well not named as named, which his highness and estates foresaid will have as expressed in this present act; and to be as sufficient as if the said infeftments were at length engrossed in the same.

  1. NAS, PA2/14, f.72v-73r.
  2. Written in margin: 'P'.