Act in favour of [Francis Hay], earl of Erroll

35. Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament ratify and approve the infeftment under the great seal made and granted by his majesty, with advice of [George Home, earl of Dunbar], his highness's treasurer, and [Master John Preston of Penicuik], collector general, to his highness's right trusty cousin and councillor Francis, earl of Erroll, lord Hay, great constable of this realm of Scotland, and to his male heirs and of tailzie therein contained, of all and whole the town and lands of Turnalief, with the tofts, crofts, outsets, parts, pendicles and pertinents of the same lying within the barony of Slains, parish of Cruden and sheriffdom of Aberdeen, with the advocation, donation and right of patronage of the parish kirk of Cruden, parsonage and vicarage thereof lying within the said sheriffdom of Aberdeen, together with all and whole the advocation, donation and right of patronage of the parish kirk of Erroll, parsonage and vicarage thereof, lying within the sheriffdom of Perth, to be held of our sovereign lord and his successors in free blench ferm, fee and heritage forever, for payment of one penny usual money of Scotland yearly at the feast of Whitsunday [May/June] in name of blench ferm, if it be required, only, as the said infeftment of the date at Edinburgh, 29 July last at more length bears in all and sundry points, passages, heads, articles, clauses and conditions whatsoever therein contained, after the forms and tenor thereof, with all that has followed or may follow thereupon; ordaining this present ratification to be as sufficient as if the said infeftment were at length engrossed herein.

  1. NAS, PA2/17, f.24v-25r.