Ratification to [George Forrester], lord Forrester

Our sovereign lord, with the special advice and consent of the estates of this present parliament, has ratified, approved and confirmed, likewise his majesty, with advice and consent of the said estates, ratifies, approves and confirms, in favour of his majesty's trusty cousin George, lord Forrester of Corstorphine, the contract and appointment of the date 16 October and 14 November 1636, passed between our said sovereign lord the king's majesty, with advice and consent of his highness's right trusty cousin and councillor John [Stewart], earl of Traquair, lord Linton and Caberston, his majesty's principal treasurer, comptroller, collector and treasurer of his majesty's new augmentations of this kingdom of Scotland for the time, as also of the other lords commissioners of his majesty's exchequer, having power over his majesty's affairs, according to the commission granted by his majesty relating thereto, on the one part, and Sir William Ross of Murieston, knight, with consent of the said George, lord Forrester, and the said George, lord Forrester, for himself, on the other part; whereby his majesty gave, granted and conveyed and in feu ferm demitted to the said George, lord Forrester, his heirs and assignees whatsoever heritably for payment of the feu ferm contained therein all and whole the lands of Torhead and Torwoodhead, the lands of Kingsyidmure, with the tower, fortalice, mansion, houses, buildings, yards, orchards, tofts, crofts of the same and with parts, pendicles and pertinents thereof following, namely: the lands of Lichtax, Kingissyde, Wellbulyeroun, Blaikeland, the lands called Old Ward, the lands of Coikeboige, Coikemure and Waules, the lands called Netherhill, which lands are parts, pendicles and pertinents of the said lands of Kingsydmure; as also, with consent foresaid, his majesty suppressed the name and office of forestry of Torwood and gave, granted and conveyed to the said George, lord Forrester and his foresaids all and whole the said forest of Torwood, ground and lands whereon the same grows, with the whole grass and growing trees thereof, whole benefit and commodity of the said wood, ground and lands thereof, as well above as under the earth, and especially all and whole that mansion or dwelling called Forrester's mansion, with houses, buildings, yards, orchards, tofts, crofts and pertinents thereof, the lands called Forresterhill, Newwaird and Rowandis Ward, the lands called Lintyairdis, the lands called Whytfaild, the lands called Old Moss and Gartukie, Little Meadow, Preishe2 Meadow, Braidboigmidow, Thornelie Meadow, the lands of Blairlochie and Grayes Mailleing, the lands called Corneblaires, with all trees growing, cut or to grow or be cut therein, with the grass of the said whole forest and other commodities pertaining and belonging thereto, with the forest corn of Bothkenner, namely: out of every oxengate of land therein, a firlot and half firlot of oats, all lying within the sheriffdom of Stirling, as in the said contract in the books of exchequer at length is contained; together also with the charter granted under his majesty's great seal, of the date at Hampton Court, 1 December 1636, whereby his majesty has conveyed the lands and others underwritten and above-written to the said George, lord Forrester, and has of new in feu ferm demitted heritably and confirmed to him the said lands of Torhead and Torwoodhead, office of forestries and others particularly and generally above-written and has united the same in a whole and free barony called the barony of Torwoodhead, and dispensing with a sasine to be taken thereat, to be held of his majesty in feu ferm for payment of the feu duty contained therein, together with the precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon, with all former contracts, alienations, dispositions, procuratories and instruments of resignation, charters, precepts and instruments of sasine made and granted either in favour of the said Sir William Ross or in favour of the said George, lord Forrester in the whole heads, articles, clauses, circumstances and conditions thereof. And further, his majesty, with advice and consent of the said estates of parliament, decrees and declares this present ratification to be as good, valid and effectual to the said George, lord Forrester and his foresaids as if the said contracts, charters, precepts of sasine, procuratories and instruments of resignations, confirmations, instruments of sasine and other rights made and granted to the said Sir William Ross and the said George, lord Forrester and their authors were at length inserted herein word for word, and to be good and lawful grounds and rights to the said George, lord Forrester and his foresaids for possessing of the lands, offices and others above-written contained in the said contracts and other rights foresaid in all time coming by virtue of the said rights and this present ratification of parliament granted thereupon after the form and tenor thereof in all points.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.236r-237r.
  2. APS suggests 'Preists' in square brackets.