Act dischairging James Bannatine his patente of the pearlinge

Oure soverane lord and estates of parliament, haveing red and considerit the reassones, griveances and prejudices givine and compleaned wpon in this present parliament aganes the gifte and patent granted to James Bannatyne in Leith anent the pearling, and finding the samene gifte and patent hurtfull and prejudiciall to the leiges, have therfore rescindit, retreatit, cassit, annullit and dischairged, and by the tennour heirof rescindis, retreites, casses, annullis and dischairges simpliciter the foirsaid gifte and patent granted to the said James Bannatyne anent pearling, and declaires the samene gifte and patent to be extinct, null and ineffectuall in all tymecomeing. And also, our said soverane lord, with advyse and consent of the estates of parliament, prohibites and dischairges all importatione and imbringing of forraigne pearling within this kingdome in any tymecomeing wnder the paine of confiscatione therof to his majesties wse. And sickelyke, our said soverane lord, with advyse foirsaid, renewes the act made in anno 1621 yeires intituled 'Anent banquating and apparrell', in the second head and article therof, viz: that no persone of whatsoevir degree shall have pearling or ribboning upoun ther ruffes, bandis, shirtes, napkines and sockes, except the persones priviledged in that act, and the pearling and ribbening to be so worne by them (if any be) to be of these mad within the kingdome of Scotland, wnder the paine of ane hundreth pundis toties quoties, as the said act in the said article thairof beires. And ordeanes the samene act in that head and article foirsaid to have full strenth, force and executione, and to stand as a law conforme to the tennor therof.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.110v.