Ratification to [Sir William Douglas], laird of Glenbervie

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament ratify, approve and confirm the charter and infeftment, with the new gift therein contained, precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon, made, given and granted by his majesty under his highness's great seal, with advice and consent of his majesty's treasurer principal and depute, and other lords commissioners of his highness's exchequer of the kingdom of Scotland, of the date at Edinburgh, 25 March 1635, to and in favour of his majesty's beloved Sir William Douglas of Glenbervie, knight baronet, his male heirs and assignees whatsoever heritably, of all and whole the lands and barony of Glenbervie, comprehending the particular towns, lands, mills, multures, fishings, markets, fairs and others particularly and generally mentioned and contained in the said charter and infeftment, to be held of our said sovereign lord and his highness's successors in fee heritage and free barony with privilege of free forest, as in the said charter of the date foresaid, containing sundry other clauses and conditions, at more length is contained, in all and sundry heads, articles, clauses, conditions and circumstances contained in the said charter and infeftment, precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon. Moreover, our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid will and grant and, by this ratification, decree and ordain that the said ratification and confirmation is and shall be of as great value, force, strength and effect to the said Sir William Douglas of Glenbervie, knight baronet, his male heirs and assignees foresaid, as if the said charter, infeftment, precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon were at length word by word inserted and engrossed herein, and in this said act of parliament following hereupon, concerning which, and with all other objections and imperfections that may be proposed or alleged against the validity of the said charter and infeftment, precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon, our said sovereign lord and estates foresaid have dispensed and, by this ratification, dispense for ever.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.237r-237v.