[Supplication of John Grant of Moyness against the Laird of Glengarry]

Supplication by the Laird of Moyness against [MacDonald of] Glengarry, remitted to the council, 16 November 16412

To his sacred majesty and estates of parliament, humbly means and shows John Grant of Moyness, commissioner for the sheriffdom of Nairn,

That where certain persons of the Laird of Glengarry's kinsmen, tenants and servants come several times these three years past to the bounds of the said sheriffdom of Nairn and did take away from [Hugh Rose], laird of Kilravock and his friends and other indwellers their diverse cattle-raids and plunderings, to they heavy hurt and damage, and being now turned rebels, intend to disturb the said Laird of Kilravock's friends and the peace of the country in a more contemptible manner than hitherto they have done. And seeing the Laird of Glengarry, who is chief master and landlord to the said rebels and ought to be answerable for them, is presently in this town and intends to pass free and leave the kingdom, thereby to suffer the said rebels to continue in their customary rebellion and oppression of his majesty's lieges, therefore I humbly beseech his majesty and estates that the said Laird of Glengarry find responsible caution under great sums (before he go of this burgh) that the said Laird of Kilravock's friends and the rest of the lieges may be unharmed and undamaged of the said rebels, whereby the country may be freed of their oppression. And your gracious answer.

16 November 1641

This supplication being moved to his majesty and parliament, they order the Laird of Glengarry to appear before the council the first council day and ordain his caution to stand until that time.

[John Elphinstone, lord] Balmerino, in presence of the lords of parliament

  1. NAS, PA6/5, 'November 16 1641'.
  2. This clause is written on the rear of the document.