[Ratifications approved; ratification remitted to certain members; additions to commission for plantation of kirks to be submitted to the lord commissioner]

Ratification to John Carstairs [of Newgrange] of the barony of Kilconquhar.

Ratification to Master James Scott [of Bonnington] of the lands of Bonnington.

Ratification to Master Laurence Scott of the land of Bavelaw.

Ratification in favour of the burghs of Dumbarton and Renfrew of a decreet of double poinding pronounced by the lords of session between them, being proposed in articles and Patrick Bell, provost and commissioner of Glasgow, in name of the said town, being heard thereupon to represent the prejudices redounding thereby to Glasgow, and produce his reasons against the same in writing, which were answered verbally by John Semple [of Stainflett], provost and commissioner of Dumbarton, appoints the said commissioners to meet with [Archibald Campbell], earl of Argyll, [John Maitland, earl of] Lauderdale and [David Carnegie, earl of] Southesk and to show their rights and reasons to them that they may report the same again to the articles.

The commissioners for the kirk being heard upon the act for plantation of kirks, they are appointed to condescend upon the particulars which they desire to be added to the commission formerly granted and to present the same to [John Stewart, earl of Traquair], the commissioner's grace, that they may be considered.

[Act against hearers of mass continued; supplication regarding the act of pacification read]

Act against hearers of mass and discharging the subjects to give oaths in foreign kingdoms contrary to the national oath being read, continues the same until tomorrow.

Regarding the act of pacification and the particular supplication given in by Sir John Carnegie of Ethie craving to be excepted from the act, that action may be reserved to him for the goods and money taken from him and that the bond granted by him may be redelivered and cancelled.

  1. NAS, PA6/3, 'August 31-October 22 1639', f.17(a) v.