That no faith be given to evidents sealed without subscription by the principal or notary

Item, it is statute and ordained that, because men's seals may be lost through adventure, whereby great hurt may be generated to those who own the same, and that men's seals may be forged or put to writings after their death, in hurt and prejudice of the lieges of our sovereign lord, that therefore no faith be given in time coming to any obligation, bond or other writing under a seal without subscription of he who owns the same and with witnesses, or else, if the party cannot write, with the subscription of a notary thereto.

  1. NAS, PA2/8, III, f.59r.