Act in favour of the burgh of New Galloway

Our sovereign lord, with advice and consent of the three estates of this present parliament, by this act, ratifies and approves the charter and letter of patent made and granted by his majesty under the great seal, of the date at Holyroodhouse, 19 November 1630, erecting that part and portion of the lands of Roddings bounded in manner therein mentioned, lying in the barony of Kenmoir and stewartry of Kirkcudbright, with the whole tenements, lands, houses, buildings, yards and outsets built, and to be built, thereupon in a whole and free burgh royal, to be called in all time coming the burgh of Galloway, with the whole liberties, privileges and immunities of the said burgh, and of the provost, bailies, burgesses and inhabitants thereof particularly and generally mentioned in the said charter or letters patent, together with the precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon in all and sundry points, articles and clauses therein contained after the forms and tenors thereof; and declares, statutes and ordains this present ratification thereof is, and shall be, as valid and sufficient in all respects as if the same were at length inserted herein, dispensing hereby with the not inserting hereof. And also his majesty, with advice and consent foresaid, finds, declares, statutes and ordains that the foresaid charter or letters patent of erection of the said burgh royal, with this present ratification of the same, are, and shall be, sufficient, valid and lawful rights and securities to the provost, bailies, treasurer, dean of guild, burgesses and inhabitants of the said burgh and their successors for ever, for the peaceable possessing and enjoying of the same burgh royal, weekly markets and free fairs thereof with the whole privileges, liberties, immunities, tolls, customs, casualties, profits and duties of the said burgh royal, weekly markets and free fairs thereof, particularly and generally mentioned in the said charter or letters patent, which are, and shall be, reputed and held as at length repeated and inserted herein, ordaining this ratification to be a sufficient warrant to the clerk register and his deputes for extending of an act of parliament hereupon in due form, with provision always that this present ratification shall in no way be hurtful or prejudicial to the infeftments, rights and securities granted by his majesty and his most noble progenitors to the provost, bailies, council and community of the burgh of Kirkcudbright, but that the same shall remain with them as of before unhurt or prejudiced hereby.

  1. NAS, PA2/21, f.92v-93r.