Regarding the privileges of the college of justice

Our sovereign lord, with advice of his estates in parliament, ratifies, approves and confirms all and whatsoever privileges, liberties and immunities granted of before by his majesty and his most noble progenitors to the chancellor and whole senators, both spiritual and temporal, and members of the college of justice, for maintenance of them in their persons, honours and dignities and for possessing of their lands, rents, benefices and pensions in such form as is contained in the first erection of the said college and as they and their predecessors have held and possessed since then, according to the ratification thereof in parliament or in any other acts, laws or statutes made by his majesty or his predecessors in favour of the said college, senators and members thereof in all points, notwithstanding whatsoever acts or constitutions that may appear to derogate the same.

  1. NAS, PA2/15, f.36v.