[Protest of [Charles Hay], earl of Erroll]

Likewise, a fifth protest was given in by the earl of Erroll in these terms.

I, Charles, earl of Erroll, lord high constable of Scotland, do hereby protest that the office of high constable of Scotland, with all the rights and privileges of the same belonging to me heritably and depending upon the monarchy, sovereignty and ancient constitution of this kingdom, may not be weakened nor prejudiced by the conclusion of the treaty of union between Scotland and England, nor any article, clause or condition thereof, but that the said heritable office, with all the rights and privileges thereof, may continue and remain to me and my successors, entire and unhurt by any votes or acts of parliament, or other proceedings whatsoever relative to the said union. And I crave this my protestation may be admitted and recorded in the registers and rolls of parliament.

  1. NAS. PA6/36, f.53/218 (note parallel folio system).