Two ratifications in favour of [Thomas Hamilton], lord Binning

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament ratify and approve the infeftment made and granted by his majesty, with consent of his highness's officers of state and commissioners of the kingdom of Scotland, to his highness's trusty cousin and councillor Thomas, lord Binning, secretary to his majesty and president of his highness's college of justice of the same kingdom, and his male heirs lawfully procreated or to be procreated of his own body, which failing, to his nearest and lawful male heirs whatsoever bearing the surname of Hamilton, of all and whole the lordship and barony of Binning, comprehending the baronies of Byres, Dummanie, Inverkeithing, castles, towers, fortalices, mills, woods, fishings, coals, coal-works, sea ports, burghs, annualrents and others particularly mentioned and set down in the said infeftment, with all their parts, pendicles and pertinents which are thereby united, created and incorporated in a whole and free lordship and barony called the lordship and barony of Binning as said is, to be held of our said sovereign lord and his successors in manner and for payment of the yearly duties therein expressed of the date at Royston, 14 October, the year of God 1616, in all and sundry heads, articles, clauses and conditions whatsoever therein contained, with the precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon. Likewise his majesty and estates foresaid wills, decrees and declares that this present ratification is and shall be as valid, effectual and sufficient in all respects as if the said infeftment, precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon were at length inserted and engrossed in this present act word for word.

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament ratify and approve the infeftment made and granted by his majesty, with consent of his highness's officers of state and commissioners of this realm of Scotland, to his highness's trusty cousin and councillor Thomas [Hamilton], lord Binning, secretary to his majesty and president of his highness's college of justice of the same kingdom, his male heirs and successors heritably, of all and sundry the temple lands and temple tenements pertaining of before to James [Sandilands], lord Torphichen in property or tenantry wherever the same lie within the said kingdom of Scotland, as well as within burgh as without burgh in landward, with castles, towers, fortalices, manor places, houses, buildings, yards, orchards, mills, woods, fishings, teinds, as well as parsonage as vicarage, of the same lands, tenants, tenancies, service of free tenants, annexes, connexes, dependencies and all and sundry privileges, liberties, immunities and pertinents of the same specified in the said infeftment, except as is therein excepted, to be held of our said sovereign lord and his successors in free blench for payment of one penny yearly at the feast of Whitsunday [May/June] in name of blench ferm, if it be asked, only, of the date at Royston, 13 October, the year of God 1614, in all and sundry heads, articles, clauses and conditions whatsoever therein contained, with the precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon. Likewise his majesty and estates foresaid will, decree and declare that this present ratification is and shall be as valid, effectual and sufficient in all respects as if the said infeftment, precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon were at length inserted and engrossed in this present act word for word.

  1. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r.
  2. NAS, PA2/19, f.27r.