Procedure: preamble

The running parliament of the said most excellent prince James, by the grace of God, king of Scotland, England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, etc., held in Edinburgh on 13 June in the year of the Lord 1617 by the commissioners named below, namely Alexander [Seton], earl of Dunfermline, lord Fyvie etc., the chancellor, Archibald [Campbell], earl of Argyll, Patrick [Lindsay], bishop of Ross, Adam [Bellenden], bishop of Dunblane, Michael [Balfour], lord [Balfour of] Burleigh, Thomas [Hamilton], lord Binning, Lord James Foulis of Colinton, James Nisbet [of Restalrig] and George Foulis [of Ravelston], burgesses of Edinburgh, together with Master Ludovic Stewart, advocate and sheriff depute of Edinburgh, Walter Ritchie for the constable, Alexander Stobo for the marischal, and Andrew White, dempster. Suits were called and the court affirmed

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.1r.