Ratificatione to Alexander Gordoun of Erlestoune

Our soverane lord and estates of this present parliament have ratified and approvine and, be the tennour, heerof ratifies and approves the infeftment and seasing granted to Alexander Gordoune of Erlestoune proceeding wpoun ane retour as air to umquhill Johne Gordoune of Erlestoune, his father, off all [...] merke land of Erlestoune, the merke land of Mylnetoun, the merke land of Ardochie, the halfe merke land of Overbartie, the halfe merke land of Blaquhairne, the merke land of Knokgray, the tua merkeland with the halfe merke land of Marbroke, with the toure, fortalice and mylne of Erlestoune, mylnelandis, multores and sequelles thairof, and all and sindrie pairtes, pendicles and pertinentes whatsomevir of the landis respective abovewrittin, lyand in the lordshipe of Erlestoune, parochine of Dallray and stewartrie of Kirkecudbrighe; and sicklyke of all and haill the halfe land of Quhatparke, and of all and sindrie the landis of Airdis, viz: Over, Midle and Neddir Airdis, with all and sindrie ther annexis, connexis, pairtes, pendicles and pertinentes whatsomevir, lyand in the lordshipe of Galloway beneath Crie and stewartrie foirsaid; and alse of all and haill the fourtie shilling land of old extent of Monydow and fourtie shilling land of old extent of Barmosatie, with houss, biggingis, yairdis, orchyairdis, mylnes, multores, woodis, fishings, pairtes, pendicles and pertinentes therof, lyand in the barrony of Kirkepatrike Durhame and stewartrie foirsaid, quhilke infeftment and seasing is daited the sevine and eight dayes of November the yeer of God jM vjC tuentie eight yeeres; togidder with the chartour and infeftment granted be2 the said Alexander Gordoune, his aires and assigneyes, off all and haill the merke land of Over Glenhoule and halfe merke land of Nether Barke3, with houss, biggingis, pairtes, pendicles and pertinentes therof, lyand within the said sheriffdome of Kirkecudbright, quhilke is of the dait the [...] day of [...] jM vjC and [...] yeeres; and with all and sindrie other infeftmentes, chartour, preceptes, instrumentes of seasing, procuratories and instrumentes of resignatioune, confirmatione and otheres evidentes and writtes, rightes, tytles and securities whatsomevir made and granted to the said Alexander Gordoune of Erlestoune or to the said umquhill Johne Gordoune of Erlestoune, his father, or any of there predicessours and authoures of and conserneing the landis and otheres respective abovewrittin, with the pertinentes or any pairt therof, off whatsomevir daites, tennour or contentes the samene be of. And in lykemaner our said soverane lord and estates of parliament have ratified and approvine and, be thir presentes, ratifies and approves the chartour and infeftment of alienatione, venditione and dispositione therinconteyned, with the precept of seasing insert thairin and instrument of seasing falloweing therwpoun, made, givine and granted be umquhill James Gordoune of Markaitnay to the said Alexander Gordone, his aires and assigneyes quhatsomevir heritablie, off all and haill the tuo merke, ellevine shilling land and eight penny land of Over Markaitnay, therttie eight shillingis and eight penny land of Nether Markaitnay of old extent, with the maner place, houss, biggingis, outsettes, pairtes, pendicles and all ther pertinentes, lyand in the said parochine of Kirkepatrikedurhame and stewartrie of Kirkecudbright foirsaid, to be holdine of our said soverane lord and his hienes successoures in few ferme and heritadge in maner thairinconteanit, quhilke chartour and infeftment is daited the tent day of Merche jM vjC thertie tuo yeeres; togidder with the contract of alienatione past betuixt the said James and Alexander Gordones one the ane and other pairtes, wherwpon the said chartour and infeftment proceedit and of the dait therof foirsaid; togidder also with the decreet and proces of apprysing led and deduced at the instance of Sir Robert Spotiswood of Dunipace, knycht, designed therin of Newabay, president of the colledge of justice, againes the said umquhill James Gordoune and all otherse haveand entres, within the tolbooth of Edinburghe wpoun the fourt day of Februarie jM vjC therttie four yeeres, wherby the said land of Markaitnay and lands of Glengapoke, with houss, biggingis, yairdis, orchyairdis, annexis, connexis, pairtes, pendicles and pertinentes therof, lyand in the said stewartrie of Kirkecudbright and shereffdome of Wigtoune, and all takis of teynd therof, decreetes and actes of prorogatione of the samene, and all and sindrie reversiones, alsweell legall as conventionall, bandis, contractes, obligatiounes, promiss, provisiones and conditiones of reversiones and4 otheres evidentes and wrettis therinmentionat, made and granted to the said umquhill James Gordoune or any of his predicessoures and authoures, ware apprysed fra him and all otheres haveand entres to the said Sir Robert Spottiswood, his aires and assigneyes, in payment and satisfactione to him of the soume of nynehundreth and threescoire pundis money of this realme as principall, and fourtie punds money foirsaid as shereffie awand be him to the said Sir Robert in maner therinexprest; togidder lykewayes with the lordis of counsell and sessione ther act, alloweance and approbatione writtin one the bake of the said apprysing, daited the tuentie sext day of Februare jM vjC therttie four yeeres foirsaid, and also with the assignatione and dispositione of the samene decreet and proces of apprysing, soumes of money therinconteint, act, allowance and approbatione writtin one the bake therof and haill groundis wherwpoun the samene proceedit, with all benefite, proffite and commoditie that might redound therby, and all that had fallowed or might fallowe theron, made and granted to the foirsaid Sir Robert Spootiswood in favoures of the said Sir Alexander Gordoun, his aires and assigneyes, daited the tuentie sevine day of the said moneth of Februarie jM vjC therttie four yeeres foirsaid; and with the band and ratificatione of the said umquhill James Gordone in favoures of the said Sir Alexander Gordone, his aires and assigneyes, relative to the foirsaid contract of alienatione, chartour and infeftment falloweing theron, decreet and proces of apprysing abovewrittin, assignatione and dispositione foirsaid made to the said Alexander therof, and be the whilke band the said umquhill James Gordone was obleist in payment and satisfactione to the said Alexander of ane certane soume of money therinexprest at Mertimes jM vjC therttie four yeeres or then to make, subscryve and delyver to the said Alexander and his foirsaidis ample and sufficient letters of renunciatione and dischairge of the said reversione, band, promeise and conditione of reversione conteaned in the contract abovewrittin granted to him for redeemeing of the saidis landis of Markaitnay and should make, subscryve and delyver to them new and ample dispositiones of the samene landis of Markaitnay, chartoures, procuratories of resignatione, preceptes of seasing and otheres evidentes and writtis needfull for ther heritabell and irredeemable right and securitie of the samene, as they should devyse, and sickelyke to ratifie and approve be his letters of approbatione and ratificatione the foirsaid proces and decreet of apprysing with all that had fallowed or might fallowe therwpoun and assignatione foirsaid conceived in favoures of the said Alexander of the samene; lykeas the said umquhill James Gordoune, for him and his foirsaidis, be the band foirsaid, ratified and approved the samene decreet and proces of apprysing and assignatione therof granted to the said Alexander with all that had fallowed or might fallowe theron, quhilke band and ratificatione conteanes diverse otheres heedis and conditiones conceived and set doune in favoures of the said Alexander Gordoune and his foirsaidis thairintill, and is daited the therteene day of Apryle jM vjC therttie four yeeres foirsaid; and alse with all and sindrie otheres chartoures, infeftmentes, rightes, tytles and securities mad and granted to the said Alexander Gordoune of Erlestoun or to the said umquhill James Gordoune, his authour, or any otheres his predicessoures and authoures of or concerneing the landis and others abovewrittin of whatsomevir dait or daites, tennour or contentes the samene be of, in all and sindrie the heedis, poyntes, articles, circumstances and conditiones therof; and willis, grantes and declaires that this present generall ratificatione and approbatione of the samene is and shall be alse valied, effectuall and sufficient to the said Alexander Gordoune and his foirsaidis as if the foirsaid chartour, infeftmentes and wtheres evidentes and writtes particularlie and generallie abovewrittin and everie ane of them were at lenth word be word ingrossit and set doune heerintill; anent the whilke and all faultes and imperfectiones therof, or that may be proponit or alledged in the contrair, his majestie and estates foirsaidis have dispensit and be thir presentes dispenses for evir.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.279v-281v.
  2. APS suggests 'to' in square brackets.
  3. APS suggests 'Barlie?' in square brackets.
  4. The word 'and' is repeated in the manuscript.