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

Supplicatione L[aird] of Moynes against Glengarrie, remittit to the counsall, 16 November 16412

Unto his sacred majestie and estats of parliament, humblie meanes and showes Jhon Grant of Moynes, commissioner for the shirrefdome of Nairne,

That quhair certaine persones of the Laird of Glengarries kinsmen, tennents and servants com severall tymes thir three yeires bypast to the boundes of the said shirrefdoome of Nairne and did tak avay from the Laird of Kilravok and his freindes and others induellares thair diverse spreathes and hearshipes, to they heavie hourt and skeath; and being now tourned rebells, intendes to disturbe the said Laird of Kilravoks freindes and the peace of the countrey in a moir contemptible maner then hitherto they hawe done. And seing the Laird of Glengarrie, who is cheiff maister and landslord to the said rebells and ought to be answerable for them, is presently in this towne and intends to pass frie and leawe the kingdoome, therby to suffer the saides rebells to continewe in ther wounted rebellione and oppressione of his majesties liedges, heirfor I humblie beseek his majestie and estats that the said Laird of Glengarrie find responsall cautione under great soumes (befor he goe of this brough) that the said Laird of Kilravoks freinds and the rest of the leedges may be harmeless and skeathles of the saids rebelles, quhairby the countrey may be freid of ther oppressione. And your gratious answer.

16 Novembris 1641

This supplicatione being moved to his majestie and parliament, they order the Laird of Glengarrie to appear before the counsale the first counsale day and ordaines his cautione to stand whill that tyme.

Balmerino, I[n] p[raesentia] d[ominorum] parliamenti

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