Ratification in favour of Sir [Thomas] Stewart, younger, of Grandtully, of his infeftments of the lands of Strathbraan

Our sovereign lord and estates of parliament ratify and approve the charter made, given and granted by our sovereign lord, with consent of his highness's treasurers principal and depute and other lords of his highness's exchequer of Scotland, his majesty's commissioners, to his highness's beloved Sir Thomas Stewart, fiar of Grandtully, knight, eldest lawful son to Sir William Stewart of Grandtully, knight, his father, his male heirs and assignees contained therein heritably, of all and whole the barony of Strathbraan, containing and comprehending all and sundry the towns and lands of Innercochill, Cablea, Ballinreigh, Tomnagrew, Tomnagairn, Borelick, Tombane, Drumour, Salachill, Pitleoch, Tulloch, Cartarune, Bullichchlachaine, Ballinloan, with the mill, mill lands thereof, Smiddie Croft, Ballinlick, Meikle Logie, Middle Logie, Easter Logie, Lagganallachie, Ballintume, Kennacoil, alias Woodend, Tomgarrow, Turrisewake, Little Trochry, Meikle Trochry, tower and fortalice of Trochry, Glenshee, Glenfender and Meikle Findowie, with all and sundry mills, mill lands, multures, sequels, woods, fishings, greens, forests, grassums, houses, buildings, yards, orchards, offices, privileges, dignities, annexes, connexes, outsets, tenants, tenancies, service of free tenants, parts, pendicles and pertinents whatsoever of all and sundry the said lands and barony, lying within the sheriffdom of Perth, reserving to the said Sir William Stewart his freehold or liferent of the same, during all the days of his lifetime, proceeding upon the resignation of the said Sir William Stewart and Sir Thomas Stewart, his son, with the new gift and disposition contained therein, and union of the said lands and others above-written in a whole and free barony called the barony of Strathbraan, to be held of our said sovereign lord and his highness's successors in feu ferm, fee heritage and free barony for payment of the yearly feu duty and fulfilling of the other conditions contained in the said charter, as the same under his majesty's great seal of the date 31 July 1638 at more length bears, with the procuratory and instrument of resignation whereon the said charter proceeded, precept of sasine and instrument of sasine following thereupon, of whatsoever dates, tenors or contents the same be of, in all and sundry the heads, points, clauses, articles, circumstances and conditions contained therein, and after the forms and tenors thereof in all points. And our said sovereign lord and estates of parliament will and grant and, for his highness and his successors, decree and ordain that this present ratification of the said charter, procuratory and instrument of resignation whereon the same proceeded, precept and instrument of sasine following thereupon is and shall be of as great force, strength and effect and as valid and sufficient to the said Sir Thomas Stewart and his foresaids for possessing of the said lands, barony and others above-written, as if the said charter and rights above-written hereby ratified were all at length word for word contained herein and inserted, notwithstanding the same be not so done; concerning which, and with all other defects and imperfections that may be proposed or alleged against the said charter and rights and validities of the same, or this present ratification of the same, our said sovereign lord and estates of parliament have dispensed and by this ratification dispense for ever. And further, our said sovereign lord and estates of parliament will, grant, decree and ordain that the said charter and other rights foresaid and this present ratification thereof is and shall be good, valid and sufficient rights in themselves to the said Sir Thomas Stewart, his male heirs and assignees foresaid for possessing of the foresaid lands, barony and others foresaid, with the pertinents, heritably and perpetually in all time coming, without any objection or exception to be made, proposed or alleged in the contrary, concerning which also our said sovereign lord and estates of parliament have dispensed and by this ratification dispense for ever.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.331v-332v.