Act dischairging quotes of testamentes

Our soverane lord, with advyse and consent of the estates of parliament, taking to consideracion the great burdene, hurt and prejudice his majesties leiges have susteened thir many yeires bygone by exacting of great quot the tyme of the confirmatione of the defunctes testaments, to the waisting and consumeing of the meanes and estates of minores in speciall and to the generall grivance of persones of all sortes, therefore, our soverane lord, with consent foirsaid, out of his heighnes gratious caire and fatherlie affectione to the weall and ease of all his majesties subjectes, statutes and ordeanes that no quote heireftir shall be payed by any of his majesties subjectes for any testament of whatsoevir quality to be confirmed by them, and for that effect dischairges all commissars, commissar clerkes, fiscalles and otheres whom it effeires not to exact nor wplifte any quote for whatsoevir testament to be confirmed heirefter, the pairtie confirmer paying allenerlie the other ordinare dewes as apperteine.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.185v-186r.