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James VI: Translation
20 October 1579 20 October 1579
20 October 1579 On the first day of parliament …
20 October 1579 Procedure: opening of parliament
[1579/10/1]* Procedure: opening of parliament …
20 October 1579 Procedure
[1579/10/2]* Procedure These supplications …
21 October 1579 21 October 1579
21 October 1579 On the second day of parliament …
21 October 1579 Procedure: preamble
[1579/10/3]* Procedure: preamble The parliament …
21 October 1579 Judicial proceeding: summons of treason
Judicial proceeding: summons of treason
21 October 1579 Procedure: continuation of parliament
[1579/10/8]* Procedure: continuation of parliament …
22 October 1579 22 October 1579
22 October 1579 On the third day of parliament …
  1. This section of the parliamentary register, NAS, PA2/12, f.16r, is preceded by: 'Ex libris etc. [From the books, etc.], Liber parliamenti [The book of parliament]'. This is followed by two blank folios, ff.16v and 17r-v. It is not clear to what the above folio relates and may simply be a test page for the scribe. Back
  2. NAS, PA2/12, f.18r. Back
  3. NAS, PA2/12, appendix, ff.2r-10v. Large spaces have been left between entries. Back
  4. This material is bound as part of an appendix at the end of PA2/12, after the parliament of 1584. It consists of 19 folios, numbered 2-20, which appear to be a draft of proceedings from the 1579 and 1581 parliaments. It contains a number of items not contained in the final version. APS silently collated the records. Back
  5. NAS, PA2/12, f.18v. Back
  6. A slightly different version of this text can be found at PA2/12, appendix f.11r. The appendix copy adds the names of James Kinross, depute constable, Robert Keith of Canterland, depute, Mr Oliver Colt, depute sheriff of Edinburgh, and Andrew Lindsay, adjudicator. Back
  7. NAS, PA2/12, f.19r. Back
  8. The opening procedure and two copies of the sederunt can be found at PA2/12, appendix, ff.13r-v. Back