Act in favour of Sir Patrick Murray of Elibank, knicht

Oure soverane lord, with advyse and consent of the thrie estates of this present parliament, ratifies and approves the chartor maid and grantit be his majesties umquhile darrest father wnder his hienes great seale, of the dait at Halyrudhous, the thretteine day of July, the yeir of God jM vjC and tuentie four yeirs, to and in favours of Sir Patrick Murray of Elibank, knicht baronett, his airs male and assignais quhatsumever heretablie, of all and haill the lands, place and steiding of Williamhap, with the pertinents and commodities thairof quhatsumever, lyand within the lordschip of Etrickforrest and shirefdome of Selkirk, and the new gift and few thairin contenit for payment of the dewtie thairin mentionat; and siclyk the chartor maid and grantit be his majestie wnder his hienes great seale, of the dait at Halyrudhous, the tuentie thrie day of Junii, the yeir of God jM vjC threttie tua yeirs, to and in favours of the said Sir Patrick Murray, his airs male and assignais heretablie quhatsumever, of all and haill the quarter or fourt pairt of the maynes of Balincreif, callit Lochehill, with houses, biggings and pertinents thairof quhatsumever, lyand within the constabularie of Hadingtoun and shirefdome of Edinburgh, as for the principall, and of the tenement of land and duelling hous perteining to Maister Robert Lindsay, second lawfull sone to umquhile Bernard Lindsay of Lochehill, than occupyit be Gilbert Huntar, induellar in the towne of Leith, with the close chalmers and haill pertinents thairof lyand in the said towne of Leith within the King's Wark thairof; and of all and haill that the said Maister Robert Lindsay his duelling hous, wnder and abone, with the pertinents, than occupyit be Marjorie Dempstar in Leith, lyand in the said towne of Leith within the said King's Wark thairof boundit in maner mentionat in the infeftment of the samyn maid to the said umquhile Bernard Lindsay, and that in speciall claus of warrandice and secuiritie to the said Sir Patrick Murray and his forsaidis of the samyn quarter or fourt pairt of the said maynes of Balincreif callit Lochehill, with the pertinents; and the new gift and few thairin contenit for payment of the few dewties thairin contenit, with the precepts and instruments of sasing respective, following upon baith the saidis chartors in all and sundrie heads, pointes, articles and clauses thairin contenit eftir the formes and tennors thairof. And declairs, statuits, ordaines this present ratificatione of the saidis tua chartors, with the precepts and instruments of sasing respective following thairupon, to be als valeid, effectual and sufficient in all respects, as if the samyne wer at lenth and word be word ingrost and insert heirintill, dispensand heirby with the not inserting thairof. Attour, our said soverane lord, with advyse and consent forsaid, (for the said Sir Patrick Murray and his forsaidis farder securitie anent the peacible bruiking and joysing of the lands and uthers forsaidis with the pertinents) hes dissolvit and be thir presents dissolves the haill lands and uthers contenit in baith the saidis chartors fra his majesties crowne and patrimonie thairof, to the effect that his majestie may give, grant and dispone to the said Sir Patrick Murray and his abonewrittine heretablie the lands and uthers respective forsaidis principallie and in claus of warrandice in maner abonewrittine, to be haldin of his majestie and his successors in fewferme for the few dewties contenit in the saidis tua chartors respective. And farder our said soverane lord, with advyse and consent forsaid, finds, declairs, statuits and ordaines that the forsaidis tua chartors, with the precepts and instruments of sasing following thairupon and this present ratificatioun thairof, ather but the said infeftment to follow heirupon or with the samyn, ar and sall be sufficient, valeid and lawfull richts and secuirities to the said Sir Patrick Murray and his forsaidis for the peacible bruiking and joysing in all tyme coming of the lands and uthers forsaidis principallie and in claus of warrandice in maner abonespecifiet for the dewtie contenit in the saidis chartors, notwithstanding of quhatsumever actes of parliament, uthers actes, lawes or constitutiones maid or to be maid in the contrair; quhairanent his majestie, with consent forsaid, be thir presents, dispenses in that pairt for ever, ordaining thir presents to be ane sufficient warrand to the clerk of register and his deputts for extending ane act heirupon in dew forme.

  1. NAS, PA2/21, f.101v-102r.