2Explanation of the act made in favour of the vassals of persons forfeited

Forasmuch as in the act of the parliament held at Edinburgh, 5 June the year of God 1592, in favour of the vassals of them that are forfeited, being in no way culpable of the crimes for which their superiors should be forfeited, having lands, heritage, annualrents, liferents, pensions and portions whatsoever held of any persons called and forfeited in the said parliament, or that should happen in any time thereafter to be forfeited for whatsoever crimes of treason and lese-majesty, should hold and enjoy the said lands, heritage, annualrents, liferents, pensions or portions whatsoever notwithstanding the forfeiting of their superiors thereof; and shall hold the same of the next superior immediately, otherwise the same to be null. Which act our sovereign lord, with advice of his estates in parliament, declares shall not extend in the favour of any conjunct persons to the said persons forfeited or to be forfeited, that is to say to their wives, bairns, brother or sisters.

  1. NAS, PA2/15, f.11r.
  2. The letter 'P.' written in the margin.