Procedure: arrangements regarding judicial sessions

These persons [are selected] to the session of Perth: [Thomas Lauder], bishop of Dunkeld,2 [John Ramsay], abbot of3 Lindores, [Walter Stewart], archdeacon of St Andrews,4 and [?David Guthrie of that Ilk],5 the clerk of the register.6

For the barons: [William Keith], earl Marischal, [Alexander Lyon], lord Glamis,7 Robert Graham of Fintry, Andrew Charteris, William Bonar, Alexander Chalmers and [?David Guthrie of that Ilk],8 clerk of the register.

Item, as for the unlaws of the session of the kirkmen, the prelates shall have them, and the aforesaid barons shall have [those] of temporal men in the country, the aforementioned burgesses shall have [those] of burgesses and those within burghs.

Item, if any of the aforementioned persons named to sit on the said sessions happen to be ill or absent in the king's service on embassy, in that case our sovereign lord and his council shall choose another similarly discreet person who shall have the same power as the absent person.11

  1. NAS, PA2/1, f.54r.
  2. Deleted - 'or Brechin'.
  3. Deleted - Scone/Lindores Scone.
  4. Deleted - 'or the dean of Dunkeld'.
  5. Possibly Fergus MacDowall, who vacated the office before 10 June 1468.
  6. Deleted - 'and in their absence Master Malcolm Loutfute'.
  7. Deleted - 'James Scrimgeour constable of Dundee'.
  8. Possibly Fergus MacDowall, who vacated the office before 10 June 1468.
  9. NAS, PA2/1, f.54r.
  10. NAS, PA2/1, f.54r.
  11. Remainder of folios 54r-v are blank. It is possible that f. 54 has been misordered at some point in the past, and should correctly follow f. 55.