[Inveraray erected into a royal burgh; supplication remitted to the judge ordinary; act approved]

Erection of the burgh of Inveraray into a burgh royal.

Supplication by Sir Lauchlan MacLean and his tenants against [Sir James Campbell], laird of Lawers, craving restitution of some goods, read in articles and remitted to the judge ordinary.

Act ordaining the head courts of Carrick to be held at Maybole read, voted and passed in articles.

[Supplication continued until ratification be presented; ratification to be taken into further consideration; act remitted to the lords of session; protest against]

Supplication by Sara Miller and James Aikman, craving to be heard in presence of [John Stewart, earl of Traquair], the commissioner general, and articles before any act or ratification pass in favour of John Stewart of Coldingham or his son, read in articles, who declared they will have consideration thereof whensoever any such act or ratification shall be presented.

Ratification to the town of Dumbarton and Renfrew, ordained to be drawn up by John Semple [of Stainflett] and shown to Patrick Bell.

2Act ordaining actions of improbation and reduction to be pursued in several summons read in articles, who appoint the same to be shown to the lords of session and their opinions to be heard thereupon. And [Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall], his majesty's advocate, declared that he absolutely dissented from the said act in so far as concerns actions of improbation intended, or to be intended, at his majesty's instance or his highness's treasurer and advocate for his majesty's property, or any action of improbation competent to his majesty.

[Subcommittee for the visitation of the University of St Andrews ordered to meet; act regarding the heirs of creditors debated and refused]

3Regarding the commission for visitation of the University of St Andrews, appoints the committee formerly nominated to meet and take trial of the defects, wants and necessities thereof that [John Lindsay], lord Lindsay4 may draw up an act thereupon, to represent the same to [John Stewart, earl of Traquair], the commissioner general, that his majesty may be humbly supplicated relating thereto.

Act declaring that it is not necessary to discuss the heirs of a creditor by order, but permitting the creditor of any deceased to pursue any kind of heirs in his option, read in articles and long debated with [Sir Andrew Fletcher of] Innerpeffer and refused.

[Complaint read and diet for continuing process to be chosen; act remitted to the lord commissioner; acts regarding the coin continued until the afternoon]

Complaint against [Sir Andrew Fletcher of] Innerpeffer by John Forrest being read in articles and Innerpeffer being heard, appoints Innerpeffer to condescend upon a day when he will insist against the supplicant criminally; and [John Stewart, earl of Traquair], the commissioner general, promised to speak with Innerpeffer and condescend upon the day after noon.

Act regarding the relief of the common charges given to the lord commissioner general.

Acts regarding the coin, being long discussed and debated, continued until after noon.

  1. NAS, PA6/3, 'October 23 1639', f.1(a) r.
  2. Written in the margin 'Act delivered to [Sir Andrew Fletcher of] Innerpeffer'.
  3. Written in the margin 'The supplication and act given to [John Lindsay], lord Lindsay.'
  4. John Lindsay had actually been created Earl of Lindsay in May 1633.