Procedure: opening of session

The parliament of the said most excellent prince Charles, by the grace of God, king of Scotland, England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, held at Edinburgh by virtue of his majesty's special indiction and authority by the estates of this kingdom, namely: the noblemen, the commissioners for the barons and the commissioners for the burghs after-mentioned, along with the officers of parliament, namely: [John Lyon], earl of Kinghorn for [Gilbert Hay, earl of Erroll], constable, and [John Erskine], earl of Mar for [William Keith, earl Marischal], marischal, and John White, dempster, present.

The suits having been called and the court fenced at last.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.66r.