Procedure: acts for naturalisation considered

Petition of John Henry Huguetan craving to be naturalised, and also craving a protection, again read and, thereafter, an act for his naturalisation was also read, and also an act for the naturalisation of Colonel Scipio Hill, Lieutenant Colonel Henry Verriere, of her majesty's regiment of foot guards, Lieutenant Colonel John Cadder, captain in Major General Maitland's regiment, Captain Theodore Durie, her majesty's chief engineer, Captain Daniel Charlott, brigadier in her majesty's troop of guards, Captain John Burjond, in Colonel Grant's regiment, Captain James Cavalier, lieutenant in her majesty's troop of horse grenadiers, Ensign Peter Charantoun, in [William Gordon Sutherland], lord Strathnaver's regiment, Peter Cregutt, formerly lieutenant in Sir William Douglas's regiment, Jeremiah Bossugne, adjutant to Major General Maitland's regiment, Mr James Le Blanc and Daniel Lafagette, merchants, Joshua Legoux, servant to [John Ker], earl of Roxburghe, Francis Gobron, late servant to [John Lindsay], earl of Crawford, Peter Bishop, alias La Marr, servant to [John Lyon], earl of Strathmore, Mr John Godfrey, preacher of the Gospel, and Major Belthazer Guydett, captain of dragoons in [William Kerr], marquis of Lothian's regiment, was read, and a first reading ordered to be marked upon the said acts.

And after debate upon the above petition as to the protection, it was moved that a deliverance be granted thereon in the following terms, namely that for the better enabling the petitioner to re-establish his affairs and satisfy his just debts protection be granted for the space of seven years to the petitioner's person, and also that protection for the space foresaid be granted to the petitioner's goods and estate, heritable and moveable, against diligence at the instance of creditors for such debts as have been contracted before April 1705, excepting such debts as have been contracted to any of the subjects of her majesty's dominions, or such debts as have been originally contracted to the subjects of her majesty's allies, or which shall be made appear by the creditors before the judge ordinary to have been transferred to them in good faith and for adequate onerous causes before 12 December last, providing always the petitioner reside within this kingdom during the time of the said protections.

And after further debate, it was put to the vote, grant protection to the petitioner in the above terms or delay until the act for his naturalisation get a second reading, and it carried grant protection in the above terms.2

  1. NAS. PA6/36, f.51/214-214v (note parallel folio system).
  2. Text of protection in favour of John Henry Huguetan not in record and APS only has the title located at this point.