Ratification of the burgh in barony of Turriff

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament ratify, approve and for his highness and his successors perpetually confirm the charter and infeftment granted by the late James IV of good memory, under his highness's great seal, regarding the erection and creation of the town and lands of Turriff, with the pertinents, lying within the sheriffdom of Aberdeen in a free burgh of barony, with all privileges, liberties and immunities of free burgesses, free crafts, free fairs, weekly market, buying and selling within the same mentioned in the said charter, together with all and sundry points, articles and clauses specified in the said charter, as the same of the date 10 March the year of God 1591 [1592] bears; saving always to our sovereign lord and his successors service of burgh of barony due and customary to his highness and his predecessors of before this present confirmation only. In addition, our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid, by the tenor hereof, will and grant and for his highness and his successors decree and ordain that this present confirmation is now and shall be in all times coming of as great force, strength and effect as if the forenamed charter and infeftment were word by word engrossed in this present act; regarding which and all defaults and defections which may follow thereupon our sovereign lord for his highness and his foresaids dispenses for ever, [and ordains an act to be made hereupon in the appropriate form].2

  1. NAS, PA2/15, f.51v-52r.
  2. This is written in square brackets in the mss.