Act in the favouris of Dame Margret Lyoune, countesse of Cassillis

Anent the supplicatioun gevin in be dame Margret Lyoun, countesse of Cassillis, makand mentioun that quhair it plesit oure soverane lord of pietie and compassioun to gif and grant to hir, hir airis, assignais not being of the blude nor surename of Johnne Hammyltoun, sumtyme commendatair of Abirbrothok, now hir spous, the eschaet of all and sindrie guidis, geir, jowellis and abuilyementis properlie appertenyng to his awin persone, as alsua of all and sindrie mailis, fermes, canys, custumes, rentis, dewiteis of all landis, lordshippis, baronyes, mylnis, woddis, fyscheingis, takkis, steding, rowmes, possessionis, alsweill of landis as utheris, and debtis quhatsumevir quhilkis properlie pertenit to hir be ressone of conjunctfie, lyverent, terce, tak, assedatioun or utherwyse, be quhatsumevir richt or title acquirit be hir befoir the contracting of mariage with the said commendatair and not being of his leving, and now pertening to oure soverane lord and being in his hienes handis be ressone of eschaet for the caus foirsaid, or ony uther caus or occasioun preceding the dait of the saidis lettres of gift of all yeiris and termes bigane restand awand, and siclike of all yeiris and termes to cum during his hienes will, with pouer and certane pervilegis specialie expressit in the said gift as the samyn of the dait at the castell of Striviling, the xxviij day of Junii, the yeir of God jM vC lxxix yeiris, and of his hienes regnne the tuelft yeir, at mair lenth beris, maist humily requiring the same gift to be confermit and his majesties grace and favour thairin contenit to be continewit to hir during hir lyftyme be his hienes, with avise of his estaitis in this present parliament. In respect quhairof, oure soverane lord, with avise and consent of his saidis thrie estates, of his meir mercie, grace and favour, ratifeis and confermis the said gift and dispositioun maid to the said Dame Margret in maner and to the effect abonewrittin in all poyntis, privilegis, pass, clausis and contentis thairof, and be the tennour heirof gevis, grantis and disponis the samyn of new to hir during hir lyftyme, and declaris that this present act, ratificatioun and dispositioun foirsaid sall stand as ane law and be valiable in full effect and force for hir securitie of the said gift and all thingis pertenint thairin during hir lyftyme as said is, providing that the said Dame Margret nawys, be hir self nor uther mediat persone, resset, supplie nor fortifie ony his hienes rebellis quhilkis ar declarit, or salhappyne heirefter to be declarit, culpable and giltie of the murtheris of his majesties umquhile dearest fader, gudesir and uncle, his regentis for the tyme, and ordanis lettres of publicatioun to be directe heirupoun, gif neid beis, in forme as effeiris.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, ff.23r-v.