Legislation: private act
Ordinance concerning [Sir John Moncreiffe], laird of Moncreiffe and [Sir Andrew Fletcher of] Innerpeffer

The which day the king's majesty and estates of parliament, having heard and considered the objection made by the Laird of Moncreiffe against Sir Andrew Fletcher of Innerpeffer, his nomination and election, that he cannot be one of the lords of session because he has incurred the pain contained in the act of parliament and lost his place by buying litigious lands, which he offered to qualify and prove, his majesty and estates of parliament have remitted and hereby remit the trial thereof to the secret council, that in case the said Sir Andrew Fletcher be found guilty, he may incur the pain contained in the act of parliament made relating thereto, otherwise in case Moncreiffe insist therein and succumb in probation he may be punished at the councillors' pleasure accordingly as they shall think his carriage to demerit.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.160r.