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^ET LXXIV. SEPTEMBEK 1916. 



SCOTTISH RECORD SOCIETY. 



CALENDAR OF WRITS 



PRESERVED AT 



YESTER HOUSE 

1166-1503 



EDITED BY 

CHARLES C. HARVEY. 



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ERRATA. 



Delete on 6th line from foot of page 3 repitition of woitls (u)m 
"illam" to "terrain." 

On page 4, 5th line from top, for '• Ranulphe " read " Ranulpho. 

Line 30 from top on page 5, for '• (sec) " read " (stc)." 

Line 9, page 6, for "honore" read " honere," and on i2tli line for 
" permissa " read " premissa." 

Line 12 from foot of page 7, for "susentacionem" read "sustentacionem." 

Page 9, No. 15, for "30th July" read " 12th November," and on 3rd 
line, for '^MDCCL" read "MCCL." 

In translation of No. 15, for '' Moffat" read " Mowat." 

In No. 16, page 10, on 13th line from end read " nmquam " for 
" uniquam." 

No. 20, insert '' 12th ' as day of the month. 

No. 24, line 19, for " quarumquam " read " quacimque."' 

No. 26, insert " i8th May" for date. 

Page 21,14 lines from top, at end delete " un.' 

Page 26, on 6th line, for '" patere ' read " preter." 

Page 27, for first word on page read " petatur tantiim." 

Page 3c igth line from top, read "alicui " for " Aliam."' 

Page 31, 4th line from top, for " piiblica " read " publici." 

Page 32, No. 36, on 3rd and iitii line from foot, for "assiieril'' read 
" asseruit." 

Page ^2^ 17th line from top, for ''qiiontum" read "quantum," and on 
22nd line, for " Amonemus" read " amovemus." 

Page 35, 7th line from foot, for " quosque " read '' qousque." 






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1. 1166-1 171. Willelmus • Rex Scottorum • Omnibus probis • hominibus 

^^Vtocius tene sue • Clericis • laicis • Francis • et Anglis • Scottis • et 

^Gahveiensibus salutem • Sciant presentes et futuri • me concessisse • et hac 

carta mea confirmasse hugoni Giffard • et hereclibus suis • in fewdo et 

N^^hereditate • onines terras et teneuras quas idem hugo habet ex donacione 

Regis Malcolmi ■ fratris mei • et Ade Comitisse • matris mee • et Herberti 

Camerarij ■ scilicet Jhestrith per Rectas diuisas suas ■ et illam partem de 

Jafditune • quam Edolf filius Ginel tenuit • et terram more de hadingtun per 

Xdiuisas per quas ei perambulata • et unum plenarium toftuni in linlidqu • 

scilicet toftum quod toke tenuit • Et Berewaldestune per Rectas diuisas suas 

vi quam herbertus Camerarius cum filia sua ei dedit • Et quatuor libratas terre 

Mn pottum sicut VValterus de lindesi • et Engelramus clericus illas ei per- 

ambulauenint ■ et Aldekathin per rectas diuisas suas • Volo itaque et 

precipio ■ ut idem hugo et heredes sui terras • et teneuras prenominatas 

l^hereditarie teneant et habeant • ita libere • et quiete et honorifice • sicut 

\i Carte Regis • Malcolmi • fratris mei • et Ade Comitisse matris mee et • 

^^^Herberti • Camerarij • testantur • et confirmant • Testibus Xicolao Can- 

^cellario • Richardo de Morevilla constabulario Dauid Olifar ■ Willelmo de 

X^N^esci ■ philippo de ualoniis Camerario • Willelmo de ueteri ponte • Bernardo 

Ofilio brien Gileberto filio Richerij. Roberto de Costentin • Apud Dunelmum. 

\(//. and N.) 

\ Fragment of the Great Seal appended, in bad condition ; white wax varnished ? 

brown, equestrian side to front. 






Translation. 

William, King of Scots, to All good men of his whole land, clerics and 
laymen, French and English, Scots and Galwegians, Greeting. Be it known 
to those present and to come, that I have granted, and h\ this my charter 
confirmed to Hugh Giffard and his heirs in fee and heritage all the lands and 
holdings, which the said Hugo holds by grant from King Malcolm, my l)rother, 
and Ada the Countess, my mother, and Herbert the Chamberlain, namely, 
Jhestrith by its right marches, and that part of Lafditune, which Edolf son of 
Ginel held, and the land of the moor of Hadingtun by the marches, which 
were perambulated for him, and a full toft in Linlidqu, namely, the toll which 
Toke held, and Berewaldestune by its right marches, which Herbert the 
Chamberlain gave to him with his daughter, And four jjounds of land in 
Pottum, as perambulated by Walter de Lindesi and Engelram the cleik, and 
Aldekathin by its right marches. I will therefore and charge that the said 
Hugh and his heirs do hold and have in heritage the above-named lands and 
holdings, as freelv, quietlv, and honourably as the Charters of King Malcolm, 
mv brother, and Ada the' Countess, my mother, and Herbert the C hamberlam 
do testify and confirm. Witnesses, Nicholas the Chancellor {^nui others, as 
above). At Durham. [H.) 

2 and 3. 1166-1182. Willelmus • [dei gracia] Rex Scottorum • Omnibus 
probis hominibus tocius terre sue clericis et laicis • salutem. Sciant pre- 
sentes • et futuri • hugonem [Eggv] filium hugonis peticione sua coram 



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probis hominibus nieis in curia mea reddidisse mihi Ghiestrith [Jhestrid] 
quam Gamel tenuerat • et eiusdem hugonis [Eggv] peticione me terram illam 
dedisse • et concessisse ■ et hac carta mea confirmasse hugoni Giffard per 
easdem diuisas per quas Gamel illam terram tenuerat • tenendum sibi • et 
heredibus suis • de me • et de heredibus meis in fevdo et hereditate • In bosco 
et piano • In pratis et pascuis • et aquis • et omnibus [aliis] iustis pertinencijs 
suis • libere • et quiete • et honorifice • faciendo inde mihi • et heredibus 
meis • quintam partem seruicij unius militis ■ Et ego hugonem [Eggv] filium 
hugonis et heredes suos • de me • et de heredibus meis • quietos clamaui • de 
• xxj [viginti et j] ■ solidis • et iiij [quatuor] ■ denarijs ■ quos ipsi annuatim de 
terra ilia mihi ■ et heredibus meis ■ persoluere debebant • Testibus Comite • 
Waldeuo • Ricardo capellano • willelmo de lindesi • Wil'elmo de ueteri ponte ■ 
Willelmo de haia Patricio filio comitis • Gileberto de uiiframuilla • Willelmo 
de Mortemer [Mortuo mari] Wakelino de Mortemer [Mortuo mari] • Apud 
lanarc. (//. and N.) 

This charter is in duplicate, and both copies have been sealed. No. i is v.ritlen in 
the " Book Hand" of the time, and No. 2, from which the variations, in brackets, 
are given, is in the ■' Cursive Hand." 

Tr.'\NSL.\TION. 

William, King of Scots, to .\11 worthy men of his whole land, clerics and 
laymen, Greeting. Be it known to those present and to come that Hugh Fitz 
Hugh on his own petition before my good men in my court resigned to me 
Ghiestrith, which Gamel had held, and that I upon the petition of the said 
Hugh have given and granted and b\- this my charter confirmed that land to 
Hugh Giffard by the same bounds as (iamel had held it : To be held to him- 
self and his heirs of me and my heirs in fee and heritage, in wood and plain, 
in meadows and pastures, and waters, and all its just appurtenances, freely, 
quietly, and honourably : doing for it the fifth part of a knight's service to me 
and my heirs : 

And I have quit claimed, for me and my heirs, Hugh Fitz Hugh and his 
heirs of 21 shillings and 4 pence which they are bound to pay yearly to me and 
my heirs for that land. Witnesses, Earl Waldeve [aud pt/icrs, as abo7'e). At 
Lanarc. (//.) 

4. 1178-C. 1190. Dauid Comes huntenden frater Regis scottorum ■ Omnibus 
hominibus et amicis suis francis et anglis scotis et Galwalensibus clericis et 
laicis salutem • Sciant presentes et futuri me dedisse et concessisse et hac 
Carta mea Confirmasse hugoni Giffard fintre per suas Rectas diuisas • cum 
omnibus Natiuis eiusdem terre • in aumento alterius feodi sui quod ei anteu 
dederam • Tenendam sibi et heredibus suis de me et heredibus meis in feodo 
et hereditate • libere et quiete plenarie et honorifice • in bosco et piano in 
pratis et pascuis in Moris et Caciis in aquis et stagnis et Molendinis • Cum 
socke et sacke et tol et tem et infangehthef cum fossa et furcis • et cum' 
omnibus aliis Rectitudinibus et consuetudinibus ad eam iuste pertinentibus • 
Quare volo ut ipse hugo et heredes sui teneant et possideant banc prenominatam 
terram fintre cum alio feodo suo quod de me tenet • ita libere et quiete plenarie 
et honorifice • sicut ille militum qui melius liberius quietius plenarius aut 
honorificentius feodum suum tenet et possidet ■ faciendo mihi et heredibus 
meis de hoc feodo et de alio feodo • quod ei antea dederam seruicium dimidii 
militis • Testibus Seiero de tenes constabulario meo • hugone burdet • Willelmo 
filio emme • Alano filio hugonis ■ Jordano Ridel • Willelmo de sancto michaele • 
Roberto clerico meo • {H. and N.) 

First (nonarmorial) equestrian jeal of the Earl (chipped) appended by silk cords. 

Tr.4NST..\TION. 

David, Earl of Huntingdon, brother of the King of Scots, To all men and 
his friends, French and English, Scots and Galwegians, clerics and laymen. 
Greeting : Be it known to those present and to come that I have given and 



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granted, and by this my charter confirmed to Hugh Giffard Fintre by its right 
bounds, with all the naifs of that land, in augmentation of another feof of his 
which I gave him before : To be held by him and his heirs of me and my heirs 
in fee and heritage, freely and quietly, fully and honourably, in wood and plain, 
meadow and pasture, moor and chace, waters stanks and mills, with soc and 
sac, tol and them, and infangenthef, with pit and gallows, and with all other 
rights and customs justly belonging to it : Wherefore I will that the said Hugh 
and his heirs may hold and have the foresaid land of Fintre with his other feof, 
which he holds of me, as freely and quietly, fully and honourably as any other 
knight holds and has his feof: Rendering unto me and my heirs for this and 
the other feof, given to him before, half a knight's service : Witness, etc. ('//.) 

0. 1188-1199. Villelmus • dej gracia Rex Scottorum Omnibus probis Hom- 
inibus Tocius terre sue clericis et Laicis Salutem • Sciant presentes et futuri 
me dedisse et concessisse et hac carta mea confirmasse Willeimo (iiftard unum 
plenarium toftuin In burgo meo de foreis ■ et unum plenariuu) toftum apud 
Inuerculan • et unum plenarium toftum apud Banef • et unum plenarium toftum 
apud Kintor • et unum plenarium toftum apud Inuertollin ■ et unum plenarium 
toftum apud kincardin • et unum plenarium toftum apud castellum de Alith • et 
unum plenarium toftum apud Clunin ■ Scilicet tofta illade quibus vicecomites 
mei ipsum precepto meo saisierunt • Tenendum Sibi etheredibus suis de me et 
heredibus meis In feudo et hereditate Ita libere et quiete plenarie et honorifice 
sicut alii Barones mei tofta sua In illis et aliis burgis meis liberius quietius 
plenarius et honorificencius tenent ■ Testibus • Hugone Cancellario meo • 
Philippo de valoniis Camerario • Willeimo de haia • Johanne de bastings • 
Rogero de mortuomari • X'mfrido de Berkelai • Apud Alith secundo die marcij. 
(//. andN.) 

Translation. 

William, by the grace of God, King of Scots, to All good men of his whole 
land, clerics and laymen. Greeting : Be it known to those present and to come 
that I have given and granted and by this my charter confirmed to William 
Giffard a full toft in my burgh of Foreis ; and a full toft at Inverculan ; and a 
full toft at Banef ; and a full toft at Kintor ; and a full toft at Invertollin : and 
a full toft at Kincardin ; and a full toft at the castle of .\lith ; and a full toft at 
Clunin, namely these tofts in which my sheriffs at my precept seized him : To 
be held by himself and his heirs of me and my heirs in fee and heritage as 
freely, quietly, fully, and honourably as my other Barons hold their tofts, in 
these and other burghs : Witnesses, etc. (as above) : At .Alith the second day 
of March. 

TV^o/^ — When this charter Was first examined in 1910 a fragment of the Great Seal 
was found in tlie folds of the parchment, antl other fragments lying beside it. 
After piecing these together and examining tlie tag it was found that they were 
parts of the seal formerly attached, and have been re-appended. Like No. S. llie 
seal is hung the opposite way from that of No. i with the enthroned etligy to the 
front. The obverse is jiale red and the reverse green wax. (//. ) 

6. 11951199. Willelmus • dei gracia Rex Scottorum • Episcopis ■ Abbaii- 
bus • Comitibus • Baronibus • Just'iciis • vice comitibus ■ I'rcpositis • Minis- 
tris • et Omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue clericis et laicis Salutem 
Sciant presentes et futuri me dedisse et concessisse et hac carta mca conhr- 
masse • Willeimo Giffard filio Hugonis • Giffard Thehn per rectas diuisas 
suas et cum omnibus [ustis yjertinenciis suis • et Folgaucthm per rectas dmisas 
suas per ciuas Ferthnauh terram illam tenuit et cum omnibus ahis ad pre- 
dictam terram illam tenuit et cum omnibus aliis ad predictam terram juste 
pertinentibus • Tenendam sibi et heredibus suis de me et heredibus meis 
In feudo et hereditate in bosco et piano In terns el aquis In pratis ct 
pascuis In Moris et maresiis • In piscariiset scalingis In stagnis et Moiendims • 
et Omnibus aliis ad predictas terras juste pertinentibus cum furca et fossa Lum 
socca et sacca cum tol et them • et In fanenthef Ita libere et Quiete I Icnarie et 



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honorifice sicut alii Barones mei terras et feuda sua liberius quietius plenius et 
honorificencius de me tenent • faciendo de predictis terris seruicium unius 
Militis • Testibus Reginaldo Rosensi Episcopo • Comite Dunecano Justiciario • 
Roberto de Quinci • Philippo de valoniis Camerario • Willelmo Cumin ■ 
Johanne de Hastingis • Willelmo de haia • Ranulphe de Soulis • vmfrido de 
Berkeley • Rogero de Mortemer • Philippo de Lundin • Waltero Murdac • 
Rogero de la Kerlieil • Hugone clerico de Sigillo apud Munros prinio die 
septembris. See also Fraser^s Book of Caerlaverock, where this charter is repro- 
djicea in facsimile and transcribed. {H.) 

Translation. 
William, by the grace of God, King: of Scots To the Bishops, Abbots, Earls, 
Barons, Justiciars, Sheriflfs, BailiiTs, Ministers, and all good men of his whole 
land, clerics and laymen, Greeting : Be it known to those present and to come 
that I have given and granted, and by this my charter confirmed to William 
Giffard, son of Hugh Giffard, Thelin by its right bounds and with all its just 
pertinents ; and Polgavethin by its right bounds by which Ferthnauh held that 
land, and with all others he held with that land, and all justly pertaining thereto : 
To be held by him and his heirs of me and my heirs in fee and heritage, in 
wood and plain, lands and waters, meadows and pastures, moors and marshes, 
fishings and sheihngs, stanks and mills, and everything else justly pertaining 
thereto, with pit and gallows, soc and sac, tol and them and infangenthef, as 
freely and quietly, fully and honourably as my other Barons hold their lands and 
feofs of me ; Rendering for the foresaid lands the service of a knight : Wit- 
nesses, etc. (//.) 

I. 1 198-1202. Omnibus Sancte matris Ecclesie filiis • Rogerus dei gracia 
Ecclesie Sancti Andree Humilis Minister • Salutem et Benedictionem • Nouerit 
uniuersitas uestra nosdedisse • et concessisse • et hac Carta nostra confirmasse • 
donationem illam • Quam Dauid de line fecit deo • et Ecclesie sancti Kentegerni 
de lohwerwet • de una acra terre • et de una particata iuxta aquam currentem 
sub pomerio eiusdem Ecclesie pro escambio illius terre • Quam Rex Dauid 
dedit prenominate Ecclesie • pro masagio suo • ubi domus sue site fuerunt • 
tenenda in puram ■ et perpetuam elemosinam cum communi pastura extra 
bladum ■ et pratum ita libere • et Quiete • plenarie • et honorifice • Sicut Carta 
predict! Dauid de line testatur • Hiis testibus Comite Dauid fratre Regis 
Willemi Scottorum • Patricio Comite de dunbar • Roberto de londoneis • filio 
Regis Scottorum • willelmo archidiacono de laodonie • Magistro Ranulfo 
officiali • Magistro Johanne de legr • Magistro willelmo de hales • Marchisio 
de Aubini • Waltero de Windelsoures • Andrea decano laodonie • Galfrido de 
Cranforde • Radulfo Costein • Johanne de londoneis • Ricardo de legr. 
{H.andN.) 

Translation. 

To all the sons of Holy Mother Church Roger, by the grace of God, humble 
Minister of the Kirk of S. Andrew Greeting and Blessing : Wit ye that we have 
given and granted and by this our charter confirmed that gift which David de 
Line made to God and the Kirk of S. Kentegern of Lohwerwet of an acre of 
land and of a particate of land near the burn below the orchard of the said Kirk 
in exchange for that land, which King David gave to the foresaid Kirk, to be 
his messuage where his houses were built : To be held in pure and perpetual 
alms with conmion pasturage without the cornfield and meadow as freely, 
quietly, fully, and honourably as the charter of the said David de Line testifies : 
Witnesses, etc. (//.) 

O. 1202-1207. Willelmus • dei gracia Rex Scottorum • Episcopis ■ 
Abbatibus • Comitibus • Baronibus • Justiciis • Vice-comitibus • Prepositis ■ 
ministris et omnibus probis Hominibus Tocius terre sue • Clericis et laicis • 
Salutem • Sciant presentes et futuri • me dedisse et concessisse et Hac carta 
mea confirmasse • Willelmo filio Hugonis ■ Giffard et heredibus suis ■ Jhestrid 



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• per Rectas diuisas suas • in boscho et piano • in terris et aquis • in pratis et 
pascuis • in mnlendinis in (vi)is et semitis • et cum Omnibus ad predictam 

terram iuste pertinentibus urn meum idem Willelmus • et 

heredes ipsius et Homines ad Jhestride habebunt sibi lorum et 

ad ignem eorum et pastuiam sicut huge {pafer) eiusdem Willelmi earn 

tenuit tempore Ade Comitisse matris mee • et tempore meo • Et totam 
Lefditonam plenarie per rectas diuisas suas • illam scilicet • partem • quam 
Radulphus • de Boseuiela • tenuit • et illam partem • quam willelmus de 
Belencumber tenuit • Et terram illam (scilicet?) Ginam • per diuisas terre 
Ecclesie de Hadintune • et per diuisas supradicte Lefditiene • et per diuisas 
terre Godefridi ■ marescalli • quam accepit cum uxore sua et per diuisas terre 
monealium usque • ad viam que uenit de Berewico • et tendit ad pontem • 
Et illam Jhestrid ■ quam Gamell tenuit ■ per easdem rectas diuisas • per quas 
Gamell earn tenuit • et cum Omnibus iustis pertinentiis suis • Quam Jhestrid 
Eggu qui terram illam ad firmam tenuit • mihi quietam claniauit coram probis 
Hominibus meis in curia mea • Et preterea in burgo de Karel illud plenariuin 
Toftum • cjuod Arnaldus Riglepeni primitus edificauit usque ad mare • cum 
edificiis Ricardi fratris • et Dauid • presbyteri • et (v) skil • de petnewem • et 
unum Toftum in Hadintune ■ Quare volo ut predictus Willelmus et heredes sui 
has predictas terras et tenuras teneant de me et heredibus meis in feudo et 
hereditate • per Rectas diuisas predictarum terrarum • et cum Omnibus ad 
predictas terras iuste pertinentibus • in boscho et piano • in terris et aquis • 
in pratis et pascuis • in moris et marresiis • in stagnis et molendinis • et cum 
Omnibus Natiuis earumdem terrarum ubicumque in tota terra mea extra 
dominia mea (inventi) fuerint cum furca et fossa ■ cum socca et sacca • cum 
Tol et Them ■ Infangenethef • Libere et Quiete • Plenarie et Honorifice • per 
seruicium unius militis Testibus Florentio • Electo (ihisguensi • Cancellario 
meo • Eustacio de vescy • Roberto de Ros • Roberto de londoniis • tiiio meo • 
Philippo de valoniis camerario meo ■ Philip|)o de Mubray • Engeramo de 
Baillol • Henrico filio • Comitis Dauid • Alexandro • filio Tho (sec) Uauid 
niarescallo Philippo de lundiniis Ricardo Reuol • Sinione • fraser ■ Ade 
Hasteng • Apud Traueqer • vij die maij • (//. and N.) 

Fragment of Seal appended ; pale red wax, enthroned effigy to front. 

Translation. 
William, by the grace of God, king of Scots To the Bishops, Abbots, Earls, 
Barons, Sheriffs, Bailiffs, Ministers, and all good men of his whole land, cleric 
and lay, Greeting : Be it known to those present and to come that I have given 
and granted and by this my charter confirmed to William Eitzhugh Giffard and 
his heirs Jhestrid by its right bounds in wood and plain, lands and waters, 
meadows and pastures, mills, roads and paths, and all justly pertaining to the 

foresaid land my the said William and his heirs and the .nen 

(dwelling?) at Jhestrid shall have for him and them and for their 

fire and pasture as Hugh (father) of the said William held it in the 

days of my mother, Ada the Countess, and my time : And all Lefditona fully 
by its right bounds, namely that part which Ralph de Bosville held and that 

part which William de Belencumber held : And that land Gma by 

the bounds of the Kirkland of Hadintun, the bounds of the foresaid Lefditien, 
the bounds of the land of Godefrid the Marshal which he received with his 
wife, and the bounds of the Nun's land up to the road from Berewic leading to 
the bridoe • And that (hestrid which Ciamell held by the bounds, by which 
Gamell held it, and all its rightful pertinents, which Jhestrid Eggu who held il 
in farm quit-claimed to me before my good men in my court : and besides m 
the burgh of Karel that full Toft, which Arnald Riglepeni hrst made as far as 
the sea with the buildings of Richard his brother (,v //icjfon/:'), L>avid the 
priest and Uskil of Petnewem ; and a Toft in Hadintun : Wherefore I will that 
the foresaid William and his heirs may hold these foresaid lands and tenandries 
of me and my heirs in fee and heritage by their right boiinds and all justly 
pertaining thereto, in wood and plain, lands and waters, meadows and pastures, 
moors and marshes, stanks and mills, with all the na.fs of these lands wherever 



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they will be found in all my land beyond my demesne, with pit and gallows, 
soc and sac, tol and them, and infangenthef, freely and quietly, fully and 
honourably, for the service of one knight : Witnesses, etc. {H. and A.) 

y. 1202-1234. Omnibus Christi fidelibus presentes litteras uisuris uel 
audituris • Willelmus permissione diuina Ecclesie sancti Andree minister 
Humilis • Eternam in domino Salutem • Noueritis nos Ecclesiam de Ketenes 
quam deo et hospitali de Ponte de Berewic divine pietatis intuitu contulimus ad 
sustentationem infirmorum ibidem commorantium in perpetuum quantum ad 
nos et successores nostros spectare dinoscitur • ab honore procurationis 
absoluisse ■ salijo Jure Archidiaconi • Volimus etiam ut decanus de Mereskis 
qui pro tempore fuerit • manifestos detentores rerum et reddituum ad dictum 
Hospitale pertinenecium • ad solutionem trina admonitione permissa per 
censuram ecclesiasticam compellat. Concedimus insuper ut liceat magistro 
dicti hospitalis pulsatis campanis divina celebrare • oblationes et elemosinas 
recipere • Saluo mattris ecclesie Jure parochiali • Testibus Magistro Alexandro 
de Sancto Martino • Magistro Hugone de Meleburn • Magistro Dauid • 
Magistro Gilisio • Symone Capellano nostro • et multis aliis. {H. and N.) 

Translation. 

To all the faithful in Christ who see or hear these present letters William, 
by divine permission, humble Minister of the Kirk of Saint Andrew Greeting 
in the Lord everlasting : Wit ye that we, moved by divine piety, have freed the 
Kirk of Ketenes, granted by us to God and the Hospital at the Bridge of 
Berewic for the perpetual sustentation of the infirm dwelling there from the 
burden of procurations, so far as pertaining to us and our successors, saving 
the right of the Archdeacon : Also we will that the Dean of Mereskis for the time 
being will compel by ecclesiastical censure, after the third warning, manifest 
detainers of profits and rents pertaining to the said Hospital : We further grant 
licence to the Master of the said Hospital to celebrate divine service with 
ringing of bells and to receive oblations and alms, reserving to Mother Church 
the parochial right : Witnesses, etc. (H.) 

iU, 1214-1216. Extract Decreet of Lords of Council., 25 May 1542, q.v., 
iransuming the following Charter: Alexander Dei gratia Rex Scotorum . . 
Omnibus probis hominibus totius terre sue salutem Sciatis quod nos ad 
petitionem abbatis et monachorum de Arbroth Concessimus Richardo de 
moravia Ut Ipse et heredes sui in terra Ilia quam Idem richardus De eisdem 
abbate et monachis tenet Inter auchtar et caledouer in valle de cloud in 
liberam curiam et sectam hal^eant sicut predicti abbas et monachi liberam 
curiam et sectam habent in terris suis quas tenent in scotia salvis nobis hiis que 
ad Coronam nostram pertinent : Testibus Willelmo de bossis {Bosco) can- 
cellario comite Malcolmo De fiff thoma de striveling clerico Johanne de 
moravia : Apud Edinburgh vigesimo sexto mensis aprilis. (//.) 

Translation. 

Alexander, by the grace of God, King of Scots, To all good men of his 
whole land Greeting : Know ye that we, at the petition of the Abbot and 
Monks of Arbroath, have granted to Richard de ]Moray that he and his heirs 
may hold free court and suit in that land between Auchtar and Caledoner in 
the valley of Cloud which he holds of the said Abbot and monks, like as they 
hold free court and suit in their lands in Scotland, reserving to us what 
pertains to the Crown : Witnesses, etc. {H.) 

11. 1214-1234. Ermengarda Dei gracia Regina Scottorum • Omnibus 
sancte matris ecclesie filiis has litteras uisuris uel audituris clericis et laicis 
salutem in domino • ad uniuersitatis uestre noticiam volimus peruenire • quod 
illuxtris Rex Alexander filius noster caritatis intuitu nobis contulit medietatem 



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ecclesie de ketenes que ad eius spectat advocacionem • et uenerabilis pater 
VVillelmus dei gracia episcopus Sancti Andree nobis similiter aliam illius 
ecclesie medietatem ad eius spectantem donacionem • contulit caritatiue • Ita 
ettiam quod liceat nobis prout nobis melius sederit libere disponere de tota 
ecclesia prenominata sicut carta domini Regis inde confecta testatur • Unde 
sciant presentes et futuri nos autoritate huius donacionis lotam ecclesiam de 
Ketenes dedisse et concessisse et hac carta nostra contirinasse deo et sancte 
marie et hospitali sancti edwardi de sutheberwiclie ad sustentacioiiem pauperum 
eiusdem hospitalis • Quare volimus ut predicta domus prefatam ecclesiam cum 
lustis pertinenciis suis • habeat • teneat • et possideat in liberam puram et 
perpetuam elemosinam adeo libere quiete • plenarie • et honoritice • sicut 
aliqua elemosina in toto regno scocie • liberius • quietius • plenius • et 
honorificencius ^ tenetur et possidetur • \'t autem hec nostra donacio et 
concessio et contirmacio futuris teinporibus Robur perpetue tirmitalis obtineant 
• presens scriptum sigilli nostri appositione duxitnus roborandum • Hiis 
Testibus • Willelmo et Willelmo capellanis nostris • iohanne clerico nostro • 
Heruico .Mareschali seneschalo nostro • alexandro de lambertun • heugone 
expensario iohanne de Wartheroba • et multis aliis. {H. and N.) 
Fragment of red wax seal appended. 

Translation. 
Ermengarde, by the grace of God, Queen of Scots To all the sons of Holy 
Mother Church, cleric and lay, who see or hear these letters, Cireeting in the 
Lord : We will that all, present and future, to whose notice this comes, may 
know that the illustrious King Alexander our son, moved by charity, having 
given us the half of the Kirk of Ketenes whose advowson pertained to him, and 
the venerable father, William by the grace of God Hishop of Saint .Andrews, 
having also of his charity granted the other half pertaining to him in advowson 
and gift, therefore we also having power, as the charter of the King testifies, 
freely to dispose of the whole said church as we think fit, have by virtue of this 
grant given and granted the whole kirk of Ketenes and ijy this our charter 
confirmed to God and Saint Mary and the Hospital of S. Edward of .South 
Berwiche for the sustentation of the paupers in the said hospital: Wherefore 
we will that the foresaid house do have, hold, and possess the said kirk with its 
just pertinents in free, pure, and perpetual alms as freely, quietly, fully and 
honourably as any other alms in the whole realm of Scotland is held and 
possessed ; That this our gift, grant, and contir.mation may have the strength 
of perpetual surety in future days we have caused our seal to be appended to 
this present writ : Witnesses, etc. {H.) 

12. 1225-1234. Omnibus Christi fidelibus has litteras uisuris uel audituris • 
Henricus • dei gracia prior et Conuentus sancti Andree eternam in domino 
salutem ■ Noueritis nos ad peticionem uenerabilis patris nostii Willehni dei 
gracia episcopi sancti Andree ecclesiam de Ketenes quam deo et hospilali de 
ponte de Berwic diuine pietatis intuitu contulit ad susentacionem infirmorum 
ibidem commorancium in perpetuum ab h)onere procuracionis episcopalis 
absolutam saluo -ure archidiaconi auctoritate Capituli nostri confinnasse cum 
omnibus aliis libertatibus dicte donmi ab eodem episcopo nostro concessis ■ 
secundum quod Carta ipsius inde confecta testatur • Et in huius rei testimonmm 
presentem paginam comuni sigillo capituli nostri fecimus signari • Testibus 
Capitulo nostro. {H. and N.) 

Tr.\nsi,.\tion. 
To all the faithful in Christ who see or hear these letters Henry, by the grace 
of God, Prior, and the Convent of Saint Andrews Greetmg m the Lord ever- 
lastino • Wit ve that we, at the petition of our venerable father W dliam, by the 
orace'of God, Bishop of S. Antlrews have confirmed the Kirk of Ketenes, which 
he led bv divine charitv granted to God and the Hospital at the ISridge of Herwir 
for the sustentation of the infirm dwelling there, iu perpetuity free from the burden 



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of episcopal procurations, saving the Archdeacon's right, with all other liberties 
granted to the said house by our said bishop, as his charter made thereupon 
testifies : And in testimony hereof we have caused sign this present page with 
the Common Seal of our Chapter : Witnesses, our Chapter. (//.) 

io. c. 1230-1250. Sciant tam presentes quam futuri quod Ego thomas de 
yestred filius Radulphi Reddidi et quietum clamaui netcher yestred cum 
omnibus rectis pertinenciis suis Willelmo (jiftard et heredibus suis de me et 
heredibus meis videlicet propter unam karucatam terre in Berwaldestune et • 
xiiij ■ marcas quas predictus VVillelmus Giffard dedit mei in excambitionem 
prenominati uille de netcher yestred cum omnibus natiuis Hominibus eiusdeni 
uille His • Testibus • Willelmo de ueteri ponte • valtero de havalia • valtero de 
penkatland • Willelmo de capella Roberto rusel • valdeuo de Samuelistune ■ 
Ricardo filio flinhard • Siwardo de karlel • Willelmo clerico Hugone seruo • 
Roberto del maner • Ricardo sulard • Roberto clerico et multis aliis. (//. andN?j 

Seal appended, in fair condition, a device non-armorial. 

Tran.slation. 

Know ye as well present, as to come, that I Thomas de Yestred, son of 
Radulph, have resigned and quitclaimed Nether Yestred with all its rightful 
appurtenances to William Giftard and his heirs from me and my heirs, viz. : for 
one carucate of land in Berwaldestune and 14 marks, which the foresaid William 
gave me in exchange for the abovementioned town of Nether Yestred with all 
the neyfs of the said town : Witnesses, etc. (//.) 

14. 1240-1248. Omnibus hoc scriptum visuris uel audituris • Cristiana de 
Brus Comitissa de Uunlsar salutem In domino • Nouerit vniuersitas vestra me 
de assensu et voluntate domini patricii comitis Ue Dunbar • et domini 
patricii filii et heredis eiusdem comitis ■ necnon de assensu et voluntate 
venerabilis patris in Christo • Dauid • dei gracia episcopi sancti Andree • 
dedisse • concessisse • et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse deo et fratribus 
ordinis Sancte trinitatis et captiuorum • domum meam quam fundaui in villa de 
Dunbar • Cum omnibus possessionibus et bonis dictam domum contingentibus 
• tam de dono domini • Patricii • comitis • et domini • Dauid de grahame ■ et 
thome de bernach • quam de emptionibuset aliunde prouenientibus • Tenendam 
et habendam predictis fratribus in puram et perpetuam elemosinam • Ita libere 
■ quiete • plenarie • et honorifice • Sicut aliqua elemosina in regno Scocie 
liberius • quiecius • plenius • et honorificenius • tenetur et possidetur • Ita vide- 
licet quod Minister domus de berwich quicunc|[Ue pro tempore fuerit • perpetuo 
habeat curam et Custodiam dicte domus • qui etiam inueniat vnum fratrem 
capellanum in eadem domo (ministrantem ?) jn perpetuum • tam pro viuis quam 
pro defunctis pie et denote diuina celebrantem Volo etiam et concede vt dictus 
Minister vna cum fratribus in domo de Dunbar commorantibus • de omnibus 
possessionibus et bonis tam mobilibus quam Inmobilibus dicte domui collatis 
et conferendis pro voluntate sua et Secundum statuta ordinis sui • libere possit 
disponere • In cuius rei testimonium • presenti scripto sigillum meum apposui • 
Hiis testibus • Domino • Patricio • comite De Dunbar • Domino • Patricio • filio 
suo • Domino Willelmo fratre Comitis • Domino Rogero de Mubre • Domino • 
W • de burdone ■ Domino • Dauid • de burdone • Domino • W • persona de 
Dunbar • Magistro W • de edenham • Magistro • W • de (dronlav) • Domino • 
Dauid • de grahame • Domino ■ N • de pynkertona • Thome de Carnewych • 
stephano clerico • et aliis. {H. and N.) 

Translation. 

To all who see or hear this writ Christian de Brus, Countess of Dunbar, 
Greeting in the Lord : Wit ye that I, with the assent and will of Sir Patrick, 
Earl of Dunbar, and Sir Patrick his son and heir, and also of the venerable 
father in Christ David, by the grace of God Bishop of S. Andrews, have given, 



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granted, and by this my present charter confirmed to God and the Friars of the 
Order of the Holy Trinity and the Captives my house which I founded in 
Dunbar with all its belongings and chattels as well by gift of Sir Patrick the 
Earl, Sir David de Grahame, and Thomas de Bernach, as by purchase and 
provision otherwise : To be held by the said Friars in pure and perpetual alms 
as freely, quietly, fully, and honourably as any other alms in the kingdom of 
Scotland is held and possessed, so that the Minister of the House of Berwich, 
lor the time being, will have perpetual care and charge of the said house, who 
shall also find a friar to be Chaplain in the said house and continually celebrate 
divine service piously and devoutly for the quick and the dead : Also I will 
and grant that the said Minister with the friars dwelling in the house at Dunbar 
will have full power to ciispose at his own will in terms of the Statutes of his 
Order of all the possessions and goods, movable and immovable, given and 
granted to the said house : In testimony whereof I have appended my seal : 
Witnesses, etc. {H.) 

15. 30th July 1250. Omnibus Hoc scriptum uisuris uel audituris Godefridus 
filius Thome de Tyndale Salutem • Noueritis me die sabati In Crastino sancti 
martini anno gracie MDCCL ■ In plena Curia dominorum apud forfar coram 
Justicario scocie Domino alano hostiario ■ Willelmo de Brehyn ■ et Roberto de 
monte alto tunc vicecomite ■ quietumclamasse et redidisse per fustuni et 
Baculum et pro defectu Seruicij quod facere non potui, domino Hugoni Gyftard 
et heredibus suis, pro me et heredibus meis totum ius quod habui uel habere 
potui In terra de Balbohelyn In feodo de Telyn quam quidam terram Willelmus 
Gyffard • antecessor domini Hugonis antecessoribus meis dedit • de qua terra 
omnia monumenta Cartas et alia dicto Hugoni reddidi • renunc.ans pro me et 
heredibus meis, omnibus scriptis cartis taliis decetero sive imposterum muentis, 
nee locum habeant ad inplacitandum dictum Hugonem uel heredes suos de 
dicta terra de Balbohelyn quia tam iuri nostro et seysine nostre et omnibus 
monumentis que dictum Hugonem uel heredes suos grauare possent renunciamus 
In Cuius quiete clamacionis testimonium Fluic scripto sigillum meuni apposui 
vna cum sigillis plurimorum Baronum • scilicet Roberti ■ de monte alto ■ 
Willelmi de Rameseye • ade de Morham • Alexandre de Hoglewm Hugonis de 
Hanegos. {H. and N.) 

The seals of Godfrid (non-armorial), Ramsay, Morham, and Hanegos (l)roken and 
illegible) still appended. 

Translation. 

To all who see or hear this writ, Godfrid, son of Thomas de Tyndale, 
Greeting: Wit ye that I on Saturday, S. Martin's Eve, 1250 in the ful Court 
of the Lords at Forfar before Sir Alan Durward Justiciar of Scotland, ^N '"'am 
de Brehyn, and Robert de Moftat now sheriff, quit-claimed and resigned with 
Staff and baton, for defect of service which 1 am not able to render, lo Sir 
Hugh Giffard and his heirs from me and my heirs all right which have o can 
havlto the land of Balbohelyn in the feof of Telyn, which saul am U, ham 
Giffard, ancestor of Sir Hugh, gave to my ancestors Of y^'^ \ '^"ff J^ ' 
muniments, charters, and other writs I have resigned to he said Hugh 
Renoundng for myself and my heirs all writs, charters, and tailzies to be found 
noTor in future that they may have no power to disturb the said Hngh or his 
hei s i^i he said land of Balbohelyn, because we now renounce our right and 
sa ine and aS muniments which can prejudice the said Hugh or his heirs: 
ir;StiZ.;of this qmt-claiming I ha^. '^PP-J^ed njy sea^ to this wru a^^^ 
with the seals of other Barons namely, Robert cle Mot^at, \\;ll'an. de K msa> 
Adam de Morham, Alexander de Hoglewin ^Ogdvy ?) and Hugh de Hanegos 
{Angus ?). {H.) 



16. 1250 

dedi et concessi 
Giffard ad parcum suum 



1267. Sciant presentes et futuri -^Quod ego Adam ^le inorham 
-i e hac presenti carta mea confirmavi • Domini • Hugoni 
unf suum faciendum • Totam costam bosci me, que est uersus 



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castellam de Jestrith • cum • terra et omni quod infra continetur sine ullo 
retenemento sicut fundamentum predicti parci dicti domini • Hugonis proiectuni 
est • Scilicet a vado Rivoli C)ui vocatur Jestrith ■ sicut kilnunrodes decendunt in 
illo vado uersus Duncanelaw.- et ita ascendendo uersus aquilonem in dextra 
parte de Kilmerodes • usque ad oppositum de bernedene • et ita feriens sine 
transiens in bernedene • et ita per bernedene ascendendo uscjue ad yma capitis 
terre arrabilis pertinentis capelle de Dukanelawe et ita inter illam terram 
arrabilem et boscum usque Weliedene et sic transcendendo Welledene 
aliquantuLuni decendendo et belimiando in sinistra parte usque veniat in 
profundum de welledene et Ita ascendendo usque ad yma capitis de maister- 
croftes inter terram arrabilem de maistercroftis et boscam usque ad capud 
horientale de Maistercroftis et Ita ascendendo uersus aquilonem super boscum 
usque terram arrabilem • et Ita inter terram arrabilem et boscum usque ad 
vadum Riwuli de yalupethe qui est inter terram meam • et terram monialium 
de Hadintune • Do insuper dicto domino Hugoni et heredibus suis • Tres 
pedatas terre extra murum suum dicti parci versus aquilonem immediate 
iacentis Juxta murum • ab inicio nmri in longitudine • usque ad finem dicti 
muri • ad faciendum fossatum de toto uel de parte dictarum trium pedatum 
terre ad sahvandum murum dicti sui parci ab acjuis superuenientibus - Ita quod 
dictus dominus Hugo • nee heredes sui aliquid exigere peterunt extra dictum 
murum racione huius donacionis nisi tantum modo dictas tres pedatas supra 
nominatas • Tenendum et habendum predictum tenementum dicto domino 
Hugoni • Giffard et heredibus suis de me et heredibus meis • libere • quiete ■ 
bene • hereditarie • honorifice • et in pace • in bosco • et piano • in viis et 
semitis et in omnibus aliis rebus dicto tenemento pertinentibus • Reddendo inde 
annuatim ipse et heredes sui michi et heredibus meis Quinque denarios ad 
pentecosten • pro omnibus seruiciis • auxiliis • sectis curie • wardis • releviis • et 
omnibus aliis demandis secularibus et Regalibus • Et si ita contingat quod 
predictus redditus ad terminum statutum solutus non fuerit unde reragia 
debeantur ■ Ego predictus adam et heredes mei predictum dominum • 
Hugonem • (jififard uel heredes suos per bona de Netheriestrith • pro predicto 
redditu distringemus • Set non per murum parci sui • nee per aliqua alia que 
infra dictum murum continentur • nee per fossatum • nee per aliquan; partem 
fossati • nee per terram vacuam siquid fuerit iacentem • inter fossatum et 
murum nee per alicjuam partem terre iacentis ab inicio muri et fossati • usque 
in fine ■ nee per aliquod quod continetur uel contineri poterit inposterum ab 
aquiloni parte fossati usque ad murum dicti parci • nee per aliquod quod 
continetur uel uniquam poterit contineri infra prefatum tenementum • licet sic 
contentum infra feodum meum ■ Et sciendum est quod dictus dominus Hugo 
nee heredes sui michi • nee heredibus meis homagium. pro predicto tenemento 
facient • nee saeramentum fidelitatis iurabunt • Et ego predictus adam de 
morham et heredes mei totum predictum tenementum cum pertineneiis suis 
sicut preseriptum est • predicto domino • Hugoni • Giffard et heredibus suis 
Warantizabimus • defendemus • et acquietabimus contra omnes gentes • In 
cuius rei testimonium presenti scripto sigillum meum apposui • Hiis testibus • 
Domino • Roberto • de mayneres • domino • Johanne • cumyn • domino • 
Johanne • de ketht • Roberto • de Noutona • philippo de ketht filio domini • 
Johanne • de pencatland • Willelmo ■ de Remfru • Radulfo • de Eykelm ■ 
Johanne ■ senescallo • de pencatland ■ Waltero • auenel • Willelmo • coco de 
bovltune • Johanne • de kydelaue • Adam de Templo ■ et rnultis aliis. 
{H.andN.) 

Seal appended, in good condition, by pleat of silk. 

Translation. 

May those present and to come know that I, Adam de Morham, have 
given, and oianted, and by this my present charter confirmed to Sir Hugh 
Giffard for the formation of his park all the side of my wood which is beside the 
Castle of Yester with the land and all contained therein without any retention 
as the formation of the said park is designed by the said Sir Hugh : namely from 
the ford of the burn called Yester as the Kilnunrodes descend bv that ford 



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towards Duncanlaw and thus ascending northwards by the ri^ht side of the 
Kihiunrodes until opposite Berndene and thus going or crossing by Berndene 
and ascending through Berndene to the very top of the cultivated land of the 
Chapel of Duncanlaw and then between the said cultivated land and the wood 
to Welldene and thus crossing Welldene for a space descending and icrosshm ?) 
through the left side until it conies to the bottom of Welldene and then 
mounting to the very top of Maistercroftes between the cultivated land of 
Maistercroftes and the wood as far as the eastern summit and then ascending 
northwards beyond the wood to the cultivated land and then between the 
cultivated land and the wood to the ford of the burn of Yellowpath which is 
between my land and that of the Nuns of Haddington : Farther I give to the 
said Sir Hugh and his heirs three feet of land beyond the wall of his said park 
towards the north lying close beside the wall from the start of the wall in 
length to the end of the said wall to make a fosse of all or part of the said 
three feet of land to protect the wall of the said park from water coming from 
above ; provided that the said Sir Hugh and his heirs do not try to hold 
anything without the said wall by reason of this grant except the said three feet 
above-named : The foresaid tenement to be held and had to the said Sir Hugh 
Giffard and his heirs of me and my heirs freely, quietly, well, heritably, 
honourably, and peaceably in wood and plain, roads and paths, and all other 
things pertaining to the said tenement : Paying yearly therefor he and his 
heirs to me and my heirs five pence at Pentecost for all services, aids, suits of 
court, wards, reliefs, and all other secular and royal exactions ; and if it happen 
that the said payment be not made at the stated term, whereby arrears may be 
due, I the said Adam and my heirs shall distrain the goods of the foresaid Sir 
Hugh Giffard or his heirs in Nether Vester for the foresaid payment, but not 
the wall of his park nor anything else contained within it nor the fosse nor any 
part thereof nor waste land, if any there be, between the fosse and the wall, nor 
any land stretching from the start of the wall and fosse to the end nor anything 
( ontained or which can be contained in the future from the north side of the 
fosse to the wall of the said park nor anything else contained or possibly 
contained within the said tenement thus contained in my feof : And it is to be 
known that the said Sir Hugh and his heirs will render me and my heirs no 
homage for the said tenement nor take the oath of fealty : And I the foresaid 
Adam de Morham and my heirs shall warrand and defend and acqmt against 
all people all the said tenement with its pertinents as above-written, to the 
foresaid Sir Hugh Giffard and his heirs : In testimony whereof I have apiiended 
my seal to this present writ : Witnesses, ,?/r. (//.) 

17. c 1250 1267 (?'. Vniuersis piesens scriptum visuris vel audituris ego 
Ricardus sovlard salutem Nouerit vniuersitas vestra me recepisse a domino 
huoone giffard totam terram de le Snoc quam emit de petro brun et de agnele 
uxore sua in villa de berewich cum omnibus libertatibus et asiamentis ad dictam 
terram pertinentibus, sicut plenius continetur in carta quam mihi de dicta terra 
dictus dominus hugo giffard dedit in hiis verbis Sciant presentes et futuri quod 
e-o hugo giffard dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea conhrmaui ricardo 
sSylard seruienti meo et heredibus suis totam terram dele Snoc quam emide 
petro brun et de domina agnete uxore e.usdem in villa de berew.ch cm 
Smnibus libertatibus et asiamentis ad dictam terram pertinentibus. » enendam 
et Tabendam de me et heredibus meis sibi et heredibus suis adeo libere quiete 
pac-fice ethonorifice sicut ego dictus hugo giftard hber.us quietius dictam 
ferram tenui vel tenere potui -^faciendo mihi et heredibus ^^^f .^^J^^ ^l^'^^^' 'i' 
pro dicta terra dictus Ricardus soylard et heredes su. quod vero . ) ■"eu:at«.es 
mei fideles et heredum meorum quotidies hora voluerimus '» ^a ^-'1^ " J^ 
berevvich et extra per unam leucam sicut custos suos proprios • Lt =. ^^""t'"!;^' 

redeundoJqu.aJv.llan, de berewich-v.del.ze. u„, gavcon, e. duobus equ.s 



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si duos habuerit ■ vel uni equo si duos non habuerint Tenemur et etiam dicto 
ricardo et heredibus suis domes sufficientes invenire secundum quod videbimus 
pro racione ad hospitendum eos dum eos voluerimus habere in mercationibus 
nostris Et omnes domos meas videlicet adeo bene illas in quibus sedet sicut alias 
que remanent apud nos quas ego et heredes mei trademus dicto ricardo et 
heredibus suis ad custodiendum. Idem dictus ricardus et heredes sui 
custodient in tarn bono statu sic(z/'/) (/)lle et heredes sui dictas domos a me et 
heredibus meis receperint nisi ita sit quod dicte domus detrimentum habeant 

per oragium uel per putrefactionem Et qua domus ceciderit dictus ricardus et 

heredes sui earn saluabunt et reseruabunt meremium ad opus meum et heredum 
meorum Et idem ricardus soylard se obligauit firmiter per fidem suam pro se 
et heredibus suis erga me et heredes raeos ad omnia prescripta fideliter 
seruandum • Vt autem hec donacio et confirmacio mea rata et stabilis 
permaneat • ego predictus hugo giffard hanc cartam meam sigilli mei roboraui 
Et dictus ricardus scriptum suum de hiis conuencionibus sicut prescriptum 
est • roborauit impressione sigilli sui • et liberauit mihi et heredibus meis pro 
se et heredibus suis Hiis testibus domino iohanne Grey tunc maiore de 
berewich et domino iohanne de dunbarre • domino ade filio philippi • thome de 
moreuia Matheo de grenelawe ■ Willelmo dendor Radulpho noremanno et 
aliis et sciendum est quod ego dictus ricardus soylard et heredes mei dicto 
domino hugoni giffard et heredibus suis omnes conuenciones predictas sicut 
plenius continetur in scripto de predicta terra confecto sine omni fraude et dolo 
obseruabimus et fideliter iurabimus Et ad maiorem huius rei securitatem presens 
scriptum sigilli mei impressione roJDoraui. Hiis testibus domino Johanne Grey 
tunc maiore de berewich ■ domino iohanne de dunbarre • domino ade filio 
philippi • thome de moreuia • Matheo de grenelawe • Willelmo dendor • Radulpho 
noremanno et alijs. {H. and N.) 

On paper, evidently a 15th century copy. On the lower part of this sheet is a copy 
of Charter No. i, and on the back the following note in handwriting of the first 
half of the 1 6th century : " My consal is at ye attemit ye lard of belle for it was 
{given ?] me to wyt yat hes fader had ye rental of ye schirafdowm of berwik 
ba* of brwgh t of land of aid tym t to sper at ye ewest men of ye cu'tra r zowr 
cosynes t myn schir alexad'' howm.'' 

Translation. 
To all who see or hear this present writ Richard Soylard Greeting : Wit ye 
that I have received from Sir Hugh Giffard all the land of the Snoc, which he 
bought from Peter Brun and Agnes his wife, in the town of Berewich with all 
liberties and easements pertaining thereto, as more fully is contained in the 
charter which the said Sir Hugh Giffard gave me of the said land in these words : 
Wit ye both present and future that I Hugh Giffard have given and granted and 
by this my charter confirmed to Richard Soylard my servant and his heirs all 
the land of the Snoc, which I bought from Peter Brun and Dame Agnes his 
wife, with all liberties and easements pertaining thereto in the town of Berewich : 
To be held and had of me and my heirs by him and his heirs as freely, quietly, 
peaceably, and honourably as I the said Hugh Giffard hold or ought to hold 
the said land : The said Richard Soylard and his heirs rendering for the said 
land to me and my heirs all the service as faithful merchants of me and my 
heirs would do daily at any season as we desire within the town of Berewich 
and beyond for a league as if for their own business : And, if it should happen 
that the said Richard Soylard and his heirs in purchasing and negotiating for 
me or my heirs should go, at our directing, more than a league betwixt 
Iweed and Forth, I the said Hugh Giffard and my heirs become liable to the 
said Richard Soylard and his heirs for reasonable expenses in their going from 
and returning to the town of Berewich, namely for one groom and two horses if 
two they have, or one horse if they have not two : And also we are liable to 
provide the said Richard and his heirs with sufficient lodgings as we think meet 
tor lodging them in whilst we desire to employ them in our tradings : And I 
and my heirs do consign to the care of the said Richard and his heirs all mv 
houses, as well those he inhabits as those remaining to us : The said Richard 



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and his heirs to maintain them in as good condition as he and his heirs receive 
the said houses from me and my heirs unless it befall that the said houses suffer 
damage by tempest or decay and if any house have fallen the said Richard and 
his heirs shall save and reserve the timber for my use or that of my heirs : And 
the said Richard Soylard has surely pledged him and his heirs on his oath to 
observe all the above-written to me and my heirs faithfully ; And that this my 
gift and confirmation may stand good and sure I the said Hugh Gififard have 
authenticated this my charter with my seal ; and the said Richard has confirmed 
his writ anent the agreements above-written with the impression of his seal, and 
has freed me and my heirs of him and his heirs : Witnesses, Sir John Grey 
present Mayor of Rerewich, and Sir John de Dunbar, Sir Adam Phillipson, 
Thomas de Moray, Matthew de (ireenlaw, William. Dendor, Ralph Norman' 
and others : And be it known that I the said Richard Soylard and my heirs 
will keep all the agreements to the said Sir Hugh Giffard and his heirs without 
fraud or guile as is more fully contained in the writ made anent the foresaid 
land ; And we shall swear to it on our oaths : And for the greater surety of this 
matter I have authenticated this present writ witii the impression of my seal : 
Witnesses, etc. (//.) 

lo. c. 1320. Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Hugo de ffoddrygay per 
fustum et baculum Reddidi et Resignaui et omnino pro me et heredibus meis 
quietum clamaui totam terram de balnoch in tenementum de Telyn sine aliquo 
retenemento inperpetuum et totum ius et clameum quod ad dictam terram 
habui vel aliqua racione habere potui Domino Johanni Giffard et heredibus 
suis cum omnibus suis pertinenciis infra villam de balnoch et extra quam quidam 
terram habui de dono quondam domini Johannis Giffard patris predicti (ohannis 
Ita quod ego nee aliquis heredum meorum nee aliquis alius in dictam terram 
aliquod ius vel clameum quoquomodo vel casu exigere vel vindicare poterinius 
in posterum et si aliquod scriptum seu instrumentum de feoftamentum dicte 
terre de balnocht penes me vel heredes meos vel aliquem alium inveniatur ■ 
quod illud scriptum vel instrumentum mihi hugoni vel heredibus meis vel alicui 
alii nichil possint prodesse nee dicto domino Johanni Giffard nee heredibus suis 
nocere pro hae autem reddicione et resignateione et quieteclamaeione dictus 
dominus Johannes Giffard pro se et heredibus suis dedit mihi et heredibus meis 
in excambia totam terram quam habuit in vchtercoman et Laurenstona excepta 
tercia parti domine Issabelle matris predicti domini Johannis de parva vehtir- 
coman vt patet in scripto inde michi et heredibus meis a dicto domino Hugone 
{sic) plenarie eonfecto In cuius rei testimonium Huie scripto Sigilli mei inpres- 
sionem apposui Hiis Testibus dominis Gilberto de Haya Willelmo de Haya de 
Lochworuyr Willelmo de Ramesay tunc vicecomite de fforfar militibus Willelmo 
de mortuo mari et Willelmo de litterio elerico et multis alijs. {H. and N.) 

Seal appended, fine impression but partly broken. 

Translation. 

Wit ye those present and to come that I Hugh de Foddrygay by staff and 
baton have surrendered, and resigned, and fully quit-claimed for me and my 
heirs all the land of Balnoch in the tenement of Telyn without any reservation 
forever, and all right and claim which I have or can have by any means to the 
said land, in favour of Sir John Giffard and his heirs with ail pertinents within 
and without the town of Balnoch, which said land I hold by the gift of umquliile 
Sir John Giffard, father of the said John : And, that I and any of my heirs or 
anyone else shall not be able to exact nor claim any right or claim by whate\ er 
way or chance in future, if any writ or instrument of infeofment in the said land 
of Balnocht be found with me or my heirs or anyone else, the said writ or 
instrument will not be produced by me, the said Hugh or my heirs or anyone 
else to harm the said Sir John Giffard and his heirs : For this surrender, resig- 
nation, and quit claim the said Sir John Giffard for himself and his heirs has 
given me and my heirs in excambion all the land which he has in Uchtercoman 
and Laurenston, except the terce of Dame Isable, mother of the said Sir John, 



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in Little Uchtercoman, as shewn in the writ fully made thereanent to me and 
my heirs by the said Sir Hugh {sic, should he Jo/m) : In testimony whereof I 
have appended the impression of my seal to this writ : Witnesses, e/c. (//.) 

19. 1 8th May 1322. " Carta Domini Johannis Giffard de terris de Donipas 
de Doncanlaw et de Morham." (Endorsement in contemporary hand.) 
CIROGRAFFATA. Robertus dei gracia / Rex Scottorum / Omnibus probis 
Hominibu5 tocius terre sue Salutem • Sciatis nos Dedisse / concessisse /et 
Hac present! carta nostra cirograffata confirmasse / Thome de Morhame patri 
militi/omnes terras / et omnia tenementa cum pertinenciis in Baronia de 
Donypas / quas et que Thomas Ranulphi Comes Morauie / Dominus vallis 
anandie / et Mannie/Nepos noster dilectus / per fustum et baculum , apud 
Glasgu /nuper nobis sursum reddidit /et quietumclamauit / necnon et omnes 
terras / et omnia tenementa cum pertinenciis in Baroniis de Ducanlau / et De 
Morehame /quas etque/dictus Thomas de Moreham / per fustum et baculum 
/Similiter apud Glasgu nobis nuper sursum reddidit /et quietumclamauit- 
Habendas et Tenendas predicto Thome de Morehame / ad totam vitam suam 
tantum / de nobis et heredibus nostris/cum Seruiciis Liberetenentium / et 
cum omnibus aliis et Singulis Libertatibus / Commoditatibus aisiamentis / 
et iustis pertinenciis/ in omnibus / et per omnia /tam non nominatis / 
quam nominatis / ad predictas terras / et ad predicta tenementa iuste pertinen- 
tibus / seu qualitercunciue pertinere valentibus • Ita quod post decessum ipsius 
Thome de Morehame / omnes predicte terre /et omnia / tenementa predicta 
cum pertinenciis; Johanni Giffard militi/et Eufamie Sponse sue et heredibus 
de corporibus suis legittime procreatis integre et quiete remaneant imperpetuum 
• Et Si contigerit ipsos Johannem et Eufamiam /absque herede de corporibus 
suis legittime procreato/ in fata discedere ? volimus / quod omnes terre predicte 
/ et omnia predicta tenementa cum pertmenciis / post decessum dictorum 
Johannis et Eufamie / propinquioribus heredibus dicti Thome de Morhame 
integre /et quiete reuertantur in futuris / fifaciendo nobis /et heredibus nostris 
Ceterisque capitalibus feodorum Dominis / omnia seruicia / inde debita et con- 
sueta • Volinms insuper quod si dictus Thomas de Morehame / de dictis terris/ 
aut tenementis / seu de aliqua parte earumdem / aliquam fecerit alienacionem / 
donacionem / vendicionem / inpignoracionem /vel ad terminum dimissione/ 
vlterius quod ad terminum vite ipsius Thome tantum / quod extunc ipse Thomas 
cadat et omnino prouetur ab omni iure et seisina habitis in eisdem terris et 
tenementis racione nostre infeodacionis /et infeodacio nostra sibi facta de 
eisdem /omni careat robore et virtute /necnon et extunc / prefati Johannes et 
Eufamia / et heredes sui predicti / omnes predictas terras / et omnia tenementa 
predicta cum pertinenciis libere/et quiete ingrediantur / et possideant / iuxta 
formam concessionis nostre superius eis facte de eisdem ■ In cuius rei testimonium 
/huic carte cirograftatte Sigillum nostrum precipimus apponi /Testibus 
Bernardo abbate de abirbroth Canceliario nostro / Waltero Senescallo Scocie 
Jacobo Domino de Douglas Roberto de Ketht marescallo nostro / Roberto de 
Lawedre Justiciaro Laudonie Militibus / Willelmo Veteri Ponte / Wiilelmo de 
Abiruithin /et aliis • Data apud BerWicum super TWedam / xviijo • die maij / 
Anno Regni nostri Septimodecimo • (//.) 

Fragment of the (second) Great Seal of Robert I. appended in bad condition. The 
top of the charter is indented, having been granted in duplicate, one half, the above, 
to remain with John Giffard and 'Eufamia, and the other with Thomas, which 
is the one, apparently, entered in the Register, cf. Reg. Mag. Sig., vol. i., App. I., 
No. 39, from the Haddington MS. copy. The date there is given as loth May. ' 

Translation. 

Charter to Sir John Giffard of the Lands of Donipas, Doncanlaw 

and Morham. — {Endo'senicnt.') 

In Dupiicaic.-Roh&n, by the grace of God, King of Scots to all good men 

of his whole land Greetmg : Wit ye that we have given, granted, and bv this 

our present charter m duplicate confirmed to Thomas de Morhame, senior 

knight all the lands and tenements with pertinents in the Barony of Donipas* 



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which our belove'd nephew Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray Lord of Annandale 
and Man, lately resigned and quit claimed to us with staff and baton at Glasgow ; 
also all the lands and tenements with pertinents in the Baronies of Duncanlaw 
and Morhanie, which the said Thomas de Morhame likewise recently resigned 
and quit claimed to us with staff and baton at Glasgow : To be held and had 
by the said Thomas de Morhame of us and our heirs for all the days of his life 
with the services of freeholders and all and sundry other liberties, commodities, 
easements, and just pertinents in all and through all things named or not which 
justly belong or ought to belong in any way to the said lands and tenements ; 
So that after the death of the said Thomas de Morhame all the foresaid lands 
and tenements with pertinents are to remain forever wholly and quietly with Sir 
John Giffard, knight, and Eufamia his wife and the heirs of their bodies lawfully 
procreated : And should it happen that the said John and Eufamia should die 
without any heirs lawfully procreated of their bodies we will that all the s:iid 
lands and tenements, after the deaths of the said John and Eufamia, will revert 
to the nearest heirs of the said Thomas de Morhame wholly and quietlv forever : 
Rendering to us and our heirs and the other chief lords of the hefs all services 
thence due and wont : Further we will that if the said Thomas de Morhame do 
make an alienation, gift, sale or wadset of the said lands and tenements or anv 
part thereof or by dimission at a later term which is to be in force at the end of 
the said Thomas's life that then the said Thomas will lose and h& wholly 
removed from right and sasine had in the said lands and tenements by reason 
of our infeofment, and our infeftment made to him of these loses all strength 
and virtue, and thereupon the said John and Eufamia and their foresaid heirs 
will enter to all the said lands and tenements with pertinents freely and quietly 
and possess them after the tenour of our concession made above : In testimonv 
whereof we have caused our seal to be appended to this duplicate charter : 
Witnesses, eic. {//.) 

^U. Nov. 1327. Omnibushoc scriptum visuris uel audituris Johannes Gyffard 
dominus de yestre et baroniarum de Morame et de Ducanlau Salutem in domino 
sempiternam Cum quedam contencio nuper mota fuisset inter religiosas dominas 
Priorissam et moniales de hadygtoun ex parte vna et me ex parte altera Super 
quibusdam viis Semitis liberis introitibus et exitibus de grangia sua de Nunhope 
usque ad domum suam de hadygtoun et de grangia sua de Nunland et aliis 
grangiis terris petariis et turbariis usque ad domum suam supradictam • 
Noueritis me pro salute anime mee et Eufemiesponse mee et heredum nostrorum 
et antecessorum et successorum nostrorum pro me et heredibus ineis tenore 
presentis scripti concessisse et presenti scriptc confirmasse eisdem monialibus 
et earum successoribus • liberum transitum et communem extra blada et prata 
indefencione posita • omni tempore anni in omnibus viis semitis aliquo tempore 
vsitatis de le Nunhope usque villam de yestre et abinde de usque domum suam 
de hadygtona et de dicta grangia de le nunhope usque predictam grangiam 
suam de Nunland et ab ilia grangia et omnibus aliis grangiis terris silvis 
petariis turbariis in omnibus viis et semitis comnumiter vsitatis usque ad diclam 
domum suam de hadygtona cum plaustis (j/r) carettis equis el uniuersis animali- 
bus quotiens indiguerint absque contradiccone uel impedimento mei uel heretium 
meorum seu cuiuscunque nomine nostra inperpetuum Et ego Johannes et heredes 
mei predictum liberum et communem transitum per omnes vias et semitas sup- 
radictas prefatis monialibus contra omnes gentes Warantizabimus acquietabinnis 
et inperpetuum defendemus In cuius Rei testimonium presens scriptum sigilli 
mei munimine roboraui Datum apud Castrum de yestre die Jouis proxima post 
festum Sancti martini in yeme anno gracie milesimo Tricentesimo vicesimo 
septimo. {H. aiid N.) 

A duplicate (apparently, or at least a contemporary copy) on parchment of the original 
charter granted by Sir John Giffard to the Nuns. 

Translation. 
To all who see or hear this writ John Gyftard, Lord of Yestre and tlie 
Baronies of Morame and Duncanlau, greeting in the Lord everlasting : Seeing 



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that there has l)een a dispute between the Reverend Dames, the Prioress and 
Nuns of Hadygtoun, and me over certain roads, paths, and free entries and 
exits from their Grange of Nunhope to their House of Hadygtoun, and from their 
Grange of Nunland, and other granges, lands, petaries, and turbaries to their 
foresaid house ; Wit ye that I for the weal of my soul and the souls of Eufamia 
my wife, and our heirs, ancestors, and successors for me and my heirs by the 
tenour of this present writ have granted and by this writ confirmed to the said 
Nuns and their successors free and common transit beyond the corn and 
meadows enclosed in fence at all times of the year in all roads and paths of use 
at any time from the Nunhope to the town of Yestre and thence to their House of 
Hadygton,and from the said Grange of the Nunhope to their foresaid Grange of 
Nunland, and from that grange and all other granges, lands, woods, petaries, and 
turbaries in all roads and paths commonly used to their said House of Hadygtoun 
with wains, carts, horses, and any kind of animal whenever they require forever 
without contradiction or hindrance from me or my heirs or anyone in our name : 
And I, John, and my heirs the foresaid free and common transit by all foresaid 
roads and paths shall warrand, and acquit, and forever defend to the said Nuns 
against all people : In testimony whereof I have strengthened by the confirma- 
tion of my seal : Dated at Yestre Castle, Thursday after Martinmas in the year of 
grace 1327. {H.) 

21. 24th April i327-8th May 1328. Notarial Copy {see No. 6%?) of i/ie 
foUotving Charter : Omnibus banc cartam visuris vel audituris hugo de Ross filius 
et heres domini Willelmi comitis de Ross Salutem eternam in domino ; Sciatis 
nos dedisse concessisse et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse Thome de haya 
de lochhorwor dilecto consanguineo nostro pro homagio et seruicio suo decern 
libratas terre tantum in villa de kynkarachy infra comitatum bochanie salua 
nobis potestate libere disponendi et ordinandi de residuo vltra summam 
predictam decem libratarum terre in eadem villa existento vel existendendo : 
Tenendas et Habendas sibi et heredibus suis de nobis et herediljus nostris in 
feodo et hereditate libere c[uiete plenarie et honorifice in boscis et planis pratis 
et pascuis moris et marresiis stagnis et aquis molendinis etbrasinis venaconibus 
et aucupaconibus piscariis et viuariis et omnibus aliis suis pertinencijs libertati- 
bus commoditatibus et asiamentis ad dictam villam seu terram spectantibus seu 
aliquo iure vel consuetudine in futurum spectare valentibus tarn non nominatis 
quam nominatis ; Reddendo nobis inde et heredibus nostris vnum par calcarum 
deauratorum annuatim ad pentecosten et faciendo inde forincecum seruiciuin 
domini Regis quantum ad dictam terram pertinet et sectam ad curias nostras 
pro omni alio seruicio secular! exacone seu demanda : In cuius rei testimonium 
huic presenti carte nostre sigillum nostrum apposuimus : Hiis testibus domino 
Michaele dei gracia tunc abbate de dere ; Magistro Willelmo de londors 
cancellario ecclesie Rossensis ; Magistro Andrea de hyrdmannistoun ecclesiarum 
rossensis et cathanensis canonico ; hutredo de fotheis Malisio de menteth et 
multis alijs. 

Translation. 
To all who see or hear this charter Hugh de Ross, son and heir of Sir 
William Earl of Ross ; Greeting everlasting in the Lord : Wit ye that we have 
given, granted, and by this our present charter confirmed to our beloved 
kinsman Thomas de Haya of Lochhorwor for his homage and service ten 
poundlands in the town of Kynkarachy within the earldom of Buchan, reserving 
to us power freely to dispose of and manage the rest of the said town remaining 
beyond the said ten poundlands : To be held and had by him and his heirs of 
us and our heirs in fee and heritage freely, quietly, fully, and honourably in 
woods and plains, meadows and pastures, moors and marshes, pools and waters, 
mills and brewhouses, huntings and hawkings, fishings and fishponds, and all 
their other pertinents, liberties, commodities, and easements belonging to or 
which ought to belong in future to the said town or land by any right or 
custom named or not : Paying to us and our heirs therefor a pair of gilded 
spurs yearly at Pentecost, and rendering as much forinsec service to the Lord 



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King as is due for the said land, and suits at our courts for all other secular 
service, exaction, or demand : In testimony whereof we have appended our 
seal to this our present charter : Witnesses, etc. (//.) 

Jt2i, c. 1327. Omnibus banc cartam Visuris V^el audituris Johannes gififard 
dominus de yestir salutem in domino • Noueritis me pro salute aninie mee et 
pro salute anime Eufemie spouse mee necnon et pro salute animarum onmium 
predecessorum et successorum meorum concessisse dedisse et hac presenti 
carta mea confirmasse deo et beate Marie ac domui de Melros ac monachis 
ibidem deo seruientibus et in perpetuum servituris • vnum toftum et croftum 
in villa mea de yestir predicta et duas bouatas terre in tenemento dicte ville que 
et quas habuerunt ex donacione quondam domini hugonis Giftard aui mei 
domini ville predicte ■ Tenendum et habendum diclis Religiosis et eorum 
assignatis de me et heredibus meis cum omnibus libertatibus asyamentis 
commoditatibus et pertinenciis suis tam non nominatis quam nominatis infra 
viilam predictam et extra in liberani puram et perpetuam elemosinam sine 
aliquo retinemento • Concedo etiam pro me et heredibus meis quod dicti 
Religiosi et eorum assignati habeant infra dominium meum dicte ville sex boues 
et quatuor vaccas cum eorum sequelis duorum annorum sexaginta oues et duos 
equos omni tempore anni • Volo etiam quod dicti religiosi et eorum assignati 
liberi molant ad molendinum meum dicte ville sine multura de blado quod- 
creuerit infra tenementum predictum et quod sint proximiores post illud bladum 
quod fuerit in tremulo quotiens cunque venerint nisi bladum meum vel heredum 
meorum venerit ibidem antequam tremulum vacuetur et tunc post bladum meum 
vel heredum meorum statim molent ante omnes alios nichil pro hiis omnibus 
alicui facientes aliquo tempore propter orationes • Ego uero Johannes predictus 
et heredes mei predictum toftum et croftum et predictas duas bouatas terre 
cum omnibus et singulis suis pertinenciis predictis viris religiosis et eorum 
assignatis contra omnes Warantizabimus acquietabimus et defendemus in 
perpetuum In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte sigillum meum apposui • 
Testibus dominis Patricio de dunbar Comite de Marchie Roberto de keth 
marescallo Scotie • Alexandro de setoun patre Roberto de lawedir patre 
Justicario laudonie Militibus Ricardo de Barde. Johanne de turribus Nicholayo 
tripenay Radulpho Goldyng et aliis. * 

A contemporary copy on parchment. The original is among the Melrose Charters, 
cf. Liber de Melros, II., No. 393. 

Translation. 
To all who see or hear this charter John Giffard Lord of Yestir Greeting in 
the Lord : Wit ye that I, for the weal of my soul and those of my wife Eufamia 
and all my predecessors and successors, have granted, given, and by this my 
present charter confirmed to God, and the Blessed .Mary, the House of Melros, 
and the Monks serving God therein forever one toft and croft in my town of 
Yestir foresaid and two oxgangs of land in the tenement of the said town which 
they hold by the gift of umquhile Sir Hugh Giffard my grandfather, Lord of the 
foresaid town : To be held and had by the said religious and their assignees of 
me and my heirs with all liberties, easements, commodities, and pertinents, 
named or not, within and without the foresaid town, in free, pure, and perpetual 
alms without any with-holding : Also I grant for me and my heirs that the said 
religious and their assignees are to keep within the lordship of the said town, 
six oxen and four cows with their calves of two years, sixty sheep, and two 
horses during the whole year : 1 also will that the said religious and then 
assignees are to grind freely at my mill of the said town without multure of the 
grain which grows within the said tenement, and that they shall be first after 
that grain which is being ground whenever they come, unless my grain or that 
of my heirs happen to come there before the grinding is over, in which case after 
my grain or that of my heirs, but before all others : Paying nothing tor all this 
to anyone at any time because of their prayers : I the said John and my heirs 
the said toft and croft, and said two oxgangs of land with all and sundry 

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pertinents to the said religious and their assignees shall warrand, acquit, and 
defend for ever against all men : In testimony whereof I have appended my 
seal to this present charter. Witnesses, etc. (//.) 

23. c. 1330. Omnibus hoc presens Scriptum uisuris uel audituris 
willelmus de vallibus miles salutem in domino • Nouerit uniuersitas uestra me 
dedisse concessisse et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse Douenaldo filio 
Donecani pro homagio et seruicio suo duas bouatas terre in territorio de 
Middletone • videlicet que iacent inter terram Patricii de haya iuxta viam que 
ducit ad Thirneopesheued et abuttat super gwynesheleford uersus orientem 
abuttantem super terram eiusdem Patricii uersus austrum et extendit se in 
longitudine per eandem viam que est iuxta Thirneopesheued usque ad quandam 
terram que uocatur le Wetrik decendentum per quandam diuisam in Suthburne 
ex parte orientali de le merestal et unum toft'tum et croftum • videlicet Cjue 
iacent prope predictas duas bouatas terre secundum diuisas per qua mensurata 
fuerint et perambulata per me et probos homines de middeltone et aliunde • 
Tenendas et habendas dicto Douenaldo et heredibus suis de me et heredibus 
meis libere quiete • Integra • pacifice • plenarie ■ et honorifice • In moris et in 
pascuis in planis et mariseis ■ In stagnis et aquis • in viis et semitis • in petariis 
et turbariis et cum omnibus aliis pertinenciis libertatibus et aysiamentis ad 
• dictam terram pertinentibus uel de Jure in perpetuum pertinere valentibus 
infra villam et extra sine aliquo impedimento uel contradiccione cum libero 
introitu et exitu ■ Ita quod dictus Douenald et heredes sui habeant infra 
territorium de middeltone super pasturam quatuor Jumenta • octo boues • et 
decem vaccas cum sequela earumdem per unum annum. • et Sexies viginti 
matrices ones cum sequela earumdem per unum annum • uel sexies viginti 
reliquas bidantes • Reddendo inde annuatim mihi et heredibus meis unam 
liberam (limine) uel duos denarios ad festum sancti michaelis pro omni seruicio 
consuetudine ■ secta curie • exaccione seculari uel demanda • et dabunt 
tricesimum vas multure ad molendinum meum de Middeltone • ego autem 
Willelmus de vallibus et heredibus meis predictam terram et toftum et croftum 
cum suis pertinenciis sicut plenius et liberius prolocutum est • predicto 
Douenaldo et heredibus suis pro predicto seruicio contra omnes homines et 
feminas in perpetuum Warantizabimus aquietabimus et defendemus • et ad 
maiorem huius rei securitatem presenti scripto sigillum meum feci apponi in 
testimonium- Hiis testibus • domino Dauid brun ■ domino Dauid de fodringya • 
Johanni giffard • Ricardo de haucherestone • Patricio de hav • Dauid' de 
stobbes • Ricardo clerico de caledouere • Johanni de fodringva clerico • ada 
swan • et aliis. {H. imd N.) 

Seal appended slightly damaged. 

Translation. 
To all who see or hear this present writ William de Vanx, knight, Greeting 
in the Lord : Wit ye that I have given, granted, and by this my present 
charter confirmed to Donald Fitz Duncan for his homage and service two 
oxgangs of land m the territory of Middleton, which lie between the land of 
Patrick de Haya ne.xt the Road which leads to Thirneopesheud and abutts on 
Gwynesheleford towards the East, abutting on the land of the said Patrick 
towards the South, and stretching in length by the said road which is next 
Ihirneopesheued to a land called the Wetrik, descending on that boundarv to 
Suthljurne on the East side of the Merestal ; W^ith a toft and croft, which lie 
near the said two oxgangs, bounded as measured and perambulated by me and 
the good men of Middleton and elsewhere : To be held and had to the said 
Donald and his heirs of me and my heirs, freely, quietlv, wholly, peacefully, 
tully, and honourably in moors and pastures, plains and 'marshes, stanks and 
waters, roads and paths, petaries and turbaries, and with all other pertinents 
hberties, and easements pertaining or which bv right ought to pertain forever 
to the said land within and without the town, without anv hindrance or 
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heirs may have within the territory of Middleton on the pasture four beasts of 
burden, eight oxen, ten cows with their calves, and sixty score ewes with their 
lambs, or sixty score other animals giving suck yearly : Paying yearly therefor 
to me and my heirs a free— or two pennies at Michaelmas for all service, 
custom, suit of court, and secular exactions or demand ; and they shall bring 
thirty measure of multure to my mill of Middleton : Also I, William de \'aux 
and my heirs shall warrand, acquit, and forever defend the foresaid land and 
toft and croft with their pertinents, as is more fully and freely described above, 
to the said Donald and his heirs for the foresaid service against all men and 
women : And for the greater security of the present writ I have caused my 
seal to be appended in testimony thereof: Witnesses, etc. {H.) 

Zfk. c. 1340. Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris Eufamia Giffard 
sponsa quondam domini Johannis Gittard salutem in domino sempiternam 
noueritis me In pura viduitate constitutam dedisse concessisse et hac presenti 
carta mea confirmasse rechardo de dale pro fideli seruicio suo Illam dimidiam 
carucatam terre cum pertinenciis in tenemento de barow que fuit alexandrj 
coci per suas rectas diuisas videlicet a domo hospitalis discendendo usque ad 
vyndenmyr Et sic ascendendo usque ad communem exitum quod tendit ad 
occidentalem partem de barw Et sic usque ad harlawmore et sic de occidentali 
parte ipsius exitus vsque advadum quod tendit de harlawmore usque ad viam 
que vocatur fawsyd gait Et sic ascendendo ad situm pontis qui vocatur 
cachtlamis brighe Et sic ab Ilia via usque ad terram que quondam fuit alexandri 
de stratum Tenendam et habendam dicto rechardo heredibus suis et suis 
assignatis de me et heredibus meis in feodo et hereditario adeo libere et quiete 
plenarie et honorifice sicut aliqua feoda firma in regno Scocie liberius quietius 
plenarius et honorificentius tenetur cum libero Introitu et exitu Et communi 
pastura Et omnibus aliis asiamentis dicte ville pertinentibus seu pertinere 
valentibus aliquo modo \"olo eciam et concedo quod quoscunque contigerit 
dictum rechardum heredes suos vel suos assignatos in curia mea amerciari ex 
quarumquam causa quod soluerit pro cuilibet amerciamento duodecim denarios 
tantum Reddendo singulis annis Dictus rechardus et heredes sui et sui assignati 
michi et heredibus meis vnum denarium tantum in villa De barw in festo Sancti 
kentigerni Nomine feodifirmi si per me vel heredes meos exequator pro secta 
curie warda releuio et pro omnibus seruiciis consuetudinibus exactionibus et 
demandis Et pro omnibus alijs quo de dicta terra per alicjuam exigi poterint 
Imperpetuum Volo eciam et concedo quod dictus rechardus heredes sui et sui 
assignati molent blada sua ad molendinum meum de duncanlaw in multura Et 
quod sint propinquiores post bladum inventum In tribulo Ego vero eufamia et 
heredes meos predictam terram cum suis pertinenciis predicto rechardo 
heredibus suis et suis assignatis contra omnes homines et feminas waran- 
tizabimus et defendemus Imperpetuum Hiis testibus Jacobo domino de Dowglas 
roberto de ketht henrico de sancto claro alexandro de setoun roberto de 
lawder tunc Justiciario lawdonie willelmo de vetere ponti thoma de bosco 
militibus Domino willelmo rectore ecclesie de morham Domino alexandro 
ecclesie de barw tunc magistro monialium de hadingtoun rechardo de bard 
godfrido byrin et aliis. {H. and N.) 

A paper copy in 15th century hand, backed " Coppie of laird dailis charter given 
be eufam giffert. 34.'' 

Translation. 

To all who see or hear this charter Eufamia GifFard, spouse of umquhile Sir 
John Giffard, Greeting in the Lord everlasting : Wit ye that I, in my pure 
widowhood, have given, granted and by this my present charter confirmed to 
Richard de Dale for his faithful service that half carucate of land with pertinents 
in the tenement of Barow, which belonged to Alexander Cook, by its right 
bounds, namely, descending from the hospital to \'ydenmyr. thence ascending 
to the common exit which leads to the west side of Barw, thence to Harlawmore, 
thence from the west side of the said exit to the ford which leads from 



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Harlawmoie to the road called Fawsyd gait, thence ascending to the site of the 
bridge called Cachtlamis Brighe, and thence from that road to the land which 
once belonged to Alexander de Stratum : To be held and had to the said 
Richard and his heirs and asignees from me and my heirs in fee and heritage 
as freely and quietly, fully and honourably, as any other fee-firm in the realm of 
Scotland is held with free entry and exit, common pasture, and all other 
easements which pertain or ought to pertain in any manner to the said town : 
I will also and grant that whenever the said Richard his heirs or assignees 
shall happen to be fined m my court from whatever cause that he shall pay in 
full for each fine 12 pence : Paying each year the said Richard his heirs and 
assignees to me and my heirs one penny in the town of Barvv at the Feast of 
S. Kentigern in name of fee-firm, if asked by me or my heirs, for suits of 
court, ward, relief, and all services, customs, exactions, and demands, and for 
everything else which can be exacted from the said land : I will also and grant 
that the said Richard his heirs and assignees may grind their grain at my mill 
of Duncanlaw in multure, and they shall be next after harvest in grinding : 1 
the said Eufamia and my heirs shall warrand and defend the said land with its 
pertinents to the said Richard his heirs and assignees against all men and 
women for ever : Witnesses, etc. {H.) 

ZtD, 8th Sept. 1346. Notarial Copy, see No. 67A, of tJie following Charter: 
Dauid dei gracia Rex Scottorum omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue 
salutem Sciatis nos dedisse concesisse et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse 
Patricio Flemymg dilecto et fideli nostro officium vicecomitis tocius vice- 
comitatus de Tweddale vna cum ducatu hominum tocius vicecomitatus predicti : 
Tenendum et habendum eidem Patricio et heredibus suis de nobis et heredibus 
nostris in feodo et herediatii; libere quiete plenarie integre et honorifice cum 
feodis et liberis consuetudinibus quibuscunque ad dictum officium spectantibus 
seu iuste spectare valentibus infuturum quoquo modo : In cuius rei testimonium 
presenti carte nostre sigillum nostrum precepimus apponi : Testibus ; Roberto 
Senescallo Scocie nepote nostro ; Johanne Ranulphi comite Morauie domino 
vallis anandie et mannie consanguineo nostro ; Patricio de Dunbar Comite 
Marchie ; Malcolmo Flemyng Com.ite de Wigtoun ; et thoma de Carnoto 
Cancellario nostro Scocie ; Militibus : Apud Striuelyn octauo die Septembris 
Anno regni nostri decimo octauo (8 Sept. 1346). 

Translation. 
David, by the grace of God, King of Scots to all good men of his whole 
land Greeting : Wit ye that we have given, granted, and by this our present 
charter confirmed to our faithful lovit Patrick Fleming the office of Sheriff of all 
the sheriffdom of Tweddale with the command of the men of all the foresaid 
sheriffdom : To be held and had by the said Patrick and his heirs of us and 
our heirs in fee and heritage freely, quietly, fully, wholly, and honourably with 
feofs and whatsoever free customs pertaining or which ought justly to pertain 
in any way to the said office in future : In testimony whereof we have caused 
our seal to be appended to this our present charter : Witnesses, etc. At 
Stirling 8th day of September in the 18th year of our reign. (H.) 

^D. 1350. Hoc scriptum conuencionis editum apud Haddingtoun die 
Martis proxima ante festum Sancte trinitatis anno Domini Millesimo CCCmo 
qumquagesimo testatur quod facta fuit hec conuencio inter nobilem virum et 
discretum hugonem Giffard dominum de vestirex parte vna/et thomam dictum 
Goldharis et hugonem pistorem burgenses de haddingtoun ac tenentes dicti 
hugonis dommi de yestir in vico de Gififardgatis ex altera videlicet quod dictus 
hugodommusde yestir pro Salute anime sue / predecessorum et successorum 
suorum concessit / dedit et confirmauit ad fundamentum ,' posicionem et con- 
structionem finis orientalis pontis de haddingtoun duo tenementa duas 
particatas terre continencia / in fine boriali vici de Giftardgat ex parte 



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occidentali iacencia / tenenda et habenda dicta tenementa libere / quiete / pacitice 
et honorifice de me (se) et heredibus meis (suis) et assignatis quibuscunque 
inperpetuum vsui et sustentacioni dicti pontis cum libero introitu et exitu 
omnibus dictum pontem frequentare volentibus / pro quaquidem concessione/et 
libera contirmacione dicti thomas Goldharis et hugo pistor tenetur et fide media 
firrriiter obligantur dicto hugoni domino de Yestir in duodecmi denariis argenti 
soluendis annuatim eidem heredibus suis vel suis assignatis aut eorum ministris 
nomine eorumdem ad duos anni terminos per equales medietates ad festa 
pentecostes et Santi martini in hyeme sine" vlteriori dilacione / aut alia 
prorogacione dolo / fraude vel malo ingenio Et si contingat dictos thomam et 
hugonem heredes suos et assignatos vel aliquos alios terras et tenementa infra 
dominium de Giftardgath qualitercunque occupaturos eosdem contingentia in 
solucione dictorum duodecim denariorum annuatim ut premittitur soluendorum 
in toto vel parte deticere quod absit obligant se/ terras suas et tenementa vn 
vniuersa infra dictum dominium de Giffardgat et aliunde existencia / heredes 
suos et assignatos ac omnia bona sua mobilia et immobilia vbicunque locorum 
fuerint inuenta infra dominium domini regis et extra fore distringenda / 
capienda / abducenda et ad voluntatem dicti hugonis domini de yestir heredum 
suorum / et assignatorum ac ministrum eorumdem quocunque fore vendenda 
licentia nullius ministri ad hoc petita vel optenta / quousque dicto hugoni 
domino de yestir heredibus suis vel suis assignatis aut ministris tam de dampnis 
iacturis et interesse si que vel quas sustinuerint vel incurrerint occasione dicti 
pecunie ad terminos prescriptos non solute quam de debito principali plenarie 
fuit satisfactum nullo proponendo obstante in contrarium Dictus vero hugo 
dominus de yestir heredes sui et assignati dictas duas particatas terre Stacioni 
pontis predicti Warandizabunt acquietabunt ac contra omnes gentes inperpetuum 
defendent , In cuius rei testimonium parti huius indenture penes prefatos 
thomam dictam Goldaris et hugonem pistorem / heredes suos et assignatos 
remanenti et inperpetuum remansure / sigillum predicti hugonis domini de 
yestir est appensum parti vero penes predictum hugonem dominum de yestir / 
heredes suos et assignatos remanenti ac inperpetuum remansure quia thomas 
dictus Goldharis et hugo pistor sepedicti ad confectionem presencium sigilla 
propria non habuerunt / Sigillum commune burgi de haddingtoun ad instanciam 
suam apponi procurarunt. Data et acta die loco et anno supradictis. 
{H. and N.) 

Translation. 

This writ, issued after a compact at Haddington, Tuesday after Feast of Holy 
Trinity A.D. 1350, bears witness that this agreement was come to between a noble 
and discreet man Hugh Giffard, Lord of Yester, on one part, and Thomas called 
Goldharis and Hugh Baker, burgesses of Haddington and tenants of the said 
Hugh Lord of Yester in the village of Giffardgatis on the other, namely that the 
said Hugh, Lord of Yester, for the weal of his soul and those of his predecessors 
and successors gave, granted and confirmed to the foundation, site, and construc- 
tion of the east end of Haddington Bridge two tenements containing two pieces 
of land in the north end of the village of Giffardgat lying on the west side : The 
said tenements to be held and had of him and his heirs and assignees whatsoever 
for ever for the benefit and upkeep of the said bridge with free entry and ish to 
all wishing to use the said bridge ; for which grant and free confirmation the said 
Thomas Goldharis and Hugh Baker are held and firmly obliged by com .non 
faith to the said Hugh Lord of Yester to pay twelve silver pennies yearly to him, 
his heirs or assignees or their servants in their name in equal portions at two 
terms of the year, at the feasts of Pentecost and Martinmas, without further 
delay, or other extension, deceit, fraud, or malingine : And if it befalls that the 
said Thomas and Hugh their heirs and assignees or any other occupiers what- 
soever of the lands and tenements within the lordship of Giffardgath fail to pay in 
part or whole the yearly sum of the said twelve pennies, which awanting, they do 
oblige them that their whole lands and tenements, ivithin the said lordship of 
Giffardgat and elsewhere, their heirs and assignees and all their movable and 
immovable goods wherever they will be found within and without the King's 
realm can be destrained, taken, 'removed, and sold at the wish of the said Hugh 



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Lord of Yester his heirs and assignees or their servants whatsoever without 
asking and obtaining the hcence of any oi^cial until the said Hugh Lord 
of Yester his heirs or assignees or their servants are fully satisfied of expenses 
incurred and interest, if any are sustained or incurred by reason of the non- 
payment of the said money at the foresaid terms and of the principal due no-one 
offering any obstacle in the contrary : The said Hugh Lord of Yester, his heirs, 
and assignees will warrand, acquit, and forever defend the said two pieces 
of land to the site of the said bridge against all people : In testimony whereof 
the seal of the foresaid Hugh Lord of Yester is appended to the part of 
the indenture to remain forever in possession of the said Thomas called 
Goldharis and Hugh Baker and their heirs and assignees : And to the part to 
remain for ever with the foresaid Hugh Lord of Yester and his heirs and 
assignees, because the said Thomas called Goldharis and Hugh Baker have no 
proper seals for the completing of these presents, the Common Seal of 
Haddington at their instance they caused to be appended : Dated and done, 
day, place, and year above mentioned. (//.) 

^D . 26th Feb. 1361/2. A confirmatioun grantit be George Erl of Merch of 
the evidentis maid to William Muir and Neill Cunnungham of the daitt, the 26 
Feb. 1361. No. 7, 1619 Belton Inve?iiory. {//.) 

Z(. i8th June 1366. Omnibus ad quos presentes littere pervenerint 
Radulphus de hoeme dominus de Nethirakehed in Cunynghame Willelmo filio 
Henrici balliuo meo de Nethirakehed Salutem / tibi precipio et mando quatinus 
visis presentibus sine dilacione saysinam hereditariam deliberacione facias 
Nigello de Cunynghame secundum tenorem carte sue de omnibus terris meis 
de Nethirakehed cum pertinenciis presences tibi reminebunt pro Waranto In 
cuius rei testimonium Sigillum meum presentibus apposui. Apud Loghmaban 
die sabatti octauo decimo die Junij Anno domini Millesimo ccci"o Ixvjo. 
(H. and N.) 

Translation. 

To all to whose notice these letters do come Ralph de Hoeme, Lord of 
Nethirakehed in Cunynghame, to William Henryson my baillie of Nethirakehed 
Greeting : I charge and command thee on sight of these presents without 
delay to give heritable sasine to Nigel de Cunynghame, in terms of his charter, 
of all my lands of Nethirakehed : These presents will remain with thee as a 
warrant : In testimony whereof I have appended my seal to these presents : 
At Loghmaben, Saturday, 18th day of June 1366 a.d. (//.) 

^1 . 5th August 1366. Tua chartouris of ane annuelrent of 45 merkis 
sterling out of Beltoun and Pitkockis grantit be William Muir of Monihaggen 
in favouris of Neill Cunninghame of the daitt the 5 of August 1366. Nos. 3 
and 4 of 1619 Belton lu-ventory. {H.) 

Ao. 1369-1385. Omnibus banc Cartam visuris vel audituris • Georgius de 
Dunbar Comes Marchie et dominus Vallis Anandie et de Man Salutem in 
dommi sempiternam Nouerit vniuersitas vestra nos • dedisse • concessisse • 
et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse dilecto et fideli nostro • Nigello de 
Conyghame pro homagio • et seruicio suo • tolas terras nostras de Beltona • et 
de Kynpalet cum pertinenciis infra Comitatum nostrum Marchie • iacentes • 
Quas quidem terras de Beltona et de Kynpalet cum • pertinenciis Willelmus 
More de Monyhagne • dominus earumdem • coram pluribus et sufficientibus 
testibus nobis cum fusto • et baculo sursum reddidit • ac omne ius et clameum 
que ipse Willelmus in dictis terris de Beltona et de Kynpalet cum pertinenciis 
habuit vel habere potuit • pro se et heredibus suis • inperpetuum quietum- 
clamauit et in manus nostras pure et simpliciter resignauit • Tenendas et 
habendas omnes predictas terras cum pertinenciis • prefato Nigello heredibus 
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Marchie in feodo et hereditate • In boscis • et planis • pratis pascuis • et pasturis 

• Moris Marresiis •. Aquis ■ Stagnis • Molendinis • Multuris • et eorum Sequelis 

• cum tenandriis de Edyntona que tenetur de Beltona et cum officiis fifabri et 
braciatricis aucupacionibus venacionibus et piscariis ■ Et cum omnibus aliis 
commoditatibus libertatibus et aysiamentis tarn sub terra quam supra terram 
tarn non nominatis quam nominatis ad dictas terras spectantibus vel aliquo 
modo • spectare iuste valentibus in futurum • Adeo quiete • libere • et honorifice 

• in omnibus et per omnia sicut dictus Willelinus More ■ et antecessores sui 
ipsas terras de Beltona et de Kynpalet cum pertinenciis de nobis vel predeces- 
soribus nostris Comitibus Marchie liberius quietius • plenius • et honorificentius 
alicjuo tempore tenuerunt sen possiderunt ffaciendo inde dictus Nigellus et 
heredes sui et sui assignati Nobis et heredibus vel successoribus nostris Comi- 
tibus Marchie ilia • et eadem seruicia que dictus Willelmus More et anteces- 
sores sui pro dictis terris de Beltona et de Kynpalet facere consueuerunt et 
debite tenebantur • Nos vero predictus Georgius et heredes nostri predictas 
terras de Beltona et de Kynpalet predicto Nigello de Conynghame et heredibus 
suis et suis assignatis • contra omnes homines et feminas Warantizabimus 
acquietabimus et inperpetuum defendemus In Cuius Rei testimonium presenti 
carte nostre sigillum nostrum fecimus apponi Hiis testibus reuerendo in Christo 
patre • domino Willelmo de Lavndels • Episcopo Sancti Andree • dominis 
Archebaldo de Dovglas • domino Gahvydie • ex orientali parte aque de 
Creych • Jacobo do Douglas domino de Dalket • Willelmo de Dischyngtona • 
Militibus • magistro Johannede Caroun • Rectore ecclesie de Racheu • magistro 
Koberto Bel perpetuo vicario de Karale ■ Alexandre de Ryklyntona • Roberto 
Leche Clerico nostro • et Multis aliis. (//. ciftd N.) 

Seal appended entire, but slightly defaced. 

Translation. 
To all who see or hear this charter George de Dunbar, Earl of March and 
Lord of Annandale and Man, Greeting in the Lord everlasting : Wit ye that 
we have given, granted, and by this our present charter confirmed to our beloved 
and faithful Nigell de Conyghame for his homage and service all our lands of 
Belton and Kvnpalet with pertinents, lying within our Earldom of March, which 
said lands of Belton and Kynpalet with pertinents William More of Monyhagne, 
Lord thereof, before many and sufficient witnesses with staff and baton resigned 
to us, and all right and claim, which the said William had or could have in the 
said lands of Belton and Kynpalet with pertinents for himself and his heirs he 
quitclaimed forever and in our hands purely and simply resigned : All the said 
land with pertinents to be held and had by the said Nigell his heirs and assignees 
of us and our heirs or successors. Earls of March, in fee and heritage, in woods 
and plains, meadows, fields and pastures, moors, marshes, waters, stanks, mills, 
multures, and their sequels with the tenandries of Edynton which are held ot 
Belton, and with smithies, brewhouses, hawkings, huntings, and fishings, and 
with all other commodities, liberties, and easements, beneath and above the 
earth, named or not, belonging to the said lands, or by any means justly belong- 
ing in future, as quietlv, freely, and honourably in all and by all as the said 
William More and his ancestors at any time held or possessed the said '^"^s of 
Belton and Kynpalet with pertinents of us or our predecessors, earls of March : 
Rendering therefor the said Nigell, his heirs, and assignees to us and our hens 
or successors the same service as the said William More and his ancestors were 
accustomed to render for the said lands of Belton and Kynpalet and they have 
been duly held : We forsooth the foresaid George and our heirs shall warrand 
acquit and forever defend the said lands of Belton and Kinpalet to the said 
Nigell de Conynghame, his heirs, and assignees against all men and women : In 
testimony whereof we have caused our seal to be appended to this our present 
charter : Witnesses, etc. {//.) 

29. 1369-1385. A duplicate of the foregoing, also sealed. In it all 
reference to Kynpalet is omitted, otherwise, except for a few small variations, it 
is the same as No. 28. (//.) 



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29-^. 24th Feb. 1369/70. Instrument of resignation of the Landis of Castel- 
hill of Durisder be William Fothering« in favouris of Neill Cunninghame of the 
daitt the 24 of february 1369. No. 5, 1619 Belton Inventory. (//.) 

29^. 24th June 1370. Ane obligatioun maid be Patrik Pol wart of that Ilk in 
favouris of Neill Cunninghame of the daitt the day of St. Jon baptist 1370. 
No. 6, 161 9 Belton Inventory. {H.) 

30. 9th March 1373/4. Hec indentura facta Apud Drumfres nona die 
mensis Alarcii Anno domini Millesimo CCCmo septuagesimo Tercio Inter 
Gilbertum filium quondam domini Johannis filii lachlani militis ex parte vna et 
Nigellum de Conyngham ex parte altera Testatur videlicet quod dictus Gilbertus 
dedit et concessit ac pro se et heredibus suis sursum reddidit domino regi terras 
tenementa et libertates suas cum pertinenciis in baronia de Glenkarne infra 
vicecomitatum de Drumfres Jacentes ad infeodandum hereditaria predictum 
Nigellum heredes et assignatos suos in dictis terris et tenandriis cum 
pertinenciis quibuscunque pro quibus concessione et resignacione predictus 
Nigellus obligatur predicto Gilberto in quatuor viginti marcas auri vel argenti 
et vaccis fetis ad tempora infra scripta soluendas intrante termino prime 
solucionis videlicet viginti marcas auri vel argenti in die confectionis presencium 
et ad festum Sanctorum Philippi et Jacobi inmediate post datum presencium 
Sequentes in vaccis fetis viginti marcatas secundum quod tempore se habent 
tunc in patria ad precium et ad festum Pentecosten proximo inde sequentes 
viginti marcas in auro vel argento et ad festum sancti martini in yeme proximo 
inde sequentes viginti marcas in auro vel argenti (Nichil ominus dictus 
Gilbertus manebit in dictis terris pro toto tempore vite sue et habebit liberum 
tenementum) Exitibus Curiarum exceptis que mediatum inter prescriptum 
Gilbertum et Nigellum diuidetur Eciam dictus Nigellus habebit possessionem 
omnium Silvarum predictarum terrarum a tempore confectionis presencium 
libere exceptis edificiis infra dictum dominium construendis que per uisum 
ballivi vel seriandi liberabuntur Et etiam dictus Nigellus faciet omnia seruicia 
forenceca et intrenceca domino regi Justiciario vel Vicecomiti de drumfres de 
dictis terris debita et consueta pro toto tempore vite sue et seruabit dictum 
Gilbertum ac homines suos indempnes In Cuius rei Testimonium Sigilla 
predictorum Gilberti et Nigelli alternatim sunt appensa Data die loco et anno 
supradictis hiis testibus fratre Johanne de maxistona Waltero Auenell et 
Willelmo del Mureheued cum multis aliis. (//. and N.) 

Translation. 
This indenture made at Drumfres, ninth day of the month of March 1373 a.d. 
between Gilbert, son of umquhile Sir John MacLachlan knight, on one part 
and Nigel de Conyngham on the other bears witness that the said Gilbert gave, 
granted, and for himself and his heirs resigned up to the Lord King his lands, 
tenements, and liberties with pertinents, lying in the Barony of Glenkarne and 
shire of Drumfres, to infeft heritably the said Nigel his heirs and assignees in 
the said lands and tenandries with pertinents whatsoever; For which grant and 
resignation the said Nigel is obliged to pay to the said Gilbert four score marks, 
gold or silver, and cows in calf at the times underwritten ; the first payment at 
term of entry, namely twenty marks in gold or silver at the day of making of these 
presents ; and at the feast of SS. Philip and James, immediately following, cows 
m calf to the value of twenty marks, at the price they then obtain in the country; 
and at the feast of Penticost immediately following twenty marks in gold or 
silver, and at the feast of IMartinmas immediately following twenty marks in 
gold or silver [nevertheless the said Gilbert will remain on the said lands for all 
the days of his life and have the freehold] exits of Courts excepted which shall 
be divided equally between the foresaid Gilbert and Nigel: Also the said Nioel 
will have possession of all the woods of the said lands free from the time of tlie 
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said lordship which shall be freed at the sight of the baillie or serjeant : And 
also the said Nigel is to render all service, forinsec and intrinsec, to the Lord 
King, Justiciar, or Sheriff of Urumfres due and wont from these lands for all his 
life and will keep the said Gilbert and his men immune : In testimony whereof 
the seals of the foresaid Gilbert and Nigel are alternately appended. Dated 
day, place, and year above written : Witnesses, etc. (//".) 

Oi. loth March 1373/4. Vniuersis has litteras visuris vel audituris 
Gilbertus filius quondam domini Johannis filii lachlan militis Salutem Nouerit 
vniueritas vestra me ex certa sciencia et de bona causa fecisse conalituisse et 
ordinasse facere constituere et ordinare dilectos amicos meos Johannem niercere 
Burgensem de Perth et Andream filium eius ac Robertum de Suyntona attor- 
natos et procuratores meos vices meas habentes tam in genere quam in specie 
dando eisdem vel eorum duobus aut vni meam plenariam potestatem. coniunctim 
et divisim in solidum ad sursum reddendum nomine et ex parte mea cum fusto 
et baculo pureque et simpliciter resignandum totas terras meas Baronie de 
Snade cum pertmenciis infra vicecomitatum de Urumfres in Manis Excellentis- 
simi principis ac domini nostri domini Roberti dei gracia regis Scotorum illustris 
vna cum omni iure et clameo que Ego Gilbertus vel heredes mei quicunque in 
dicta Baronia cum pertinenciis habeo vel habent potero vel poterint infuturum 
exaliquo titulo sine iure prout in litteris meis resignatoriis exinde confectis plenius 
continetur Ratum et gratum habentem et habiturum quicquid predicti Johannes 
Andrea et Robertus eorum duo vel vnus nomine et ex parte mea fecerint vel 
fecerit in premissis vel aliquo premissorum In Cuius rei testimonium presentibus 
Sigillum meum est appensum Datas Apud drumfres Xmo die mensis niarcii 
Anno domini millesimo CCCmo Septuagesimo Tercio. i^H. and N.) 

Translation. 

To all who see or hear these letters Gilbert, son of umquhile Sir John 
MacLachlan knight, Greeting : Wit ye that I, from sure knowledge and of good 
cause, have made, constituted, and ordained, and do make, constitute, and ordain 
my beloved friends John Mercer burgess of Perth, Andrew his son, and Robert 
de Suynton my attorneys and procurators, having my power in all and sundry, 
giving each and all of them my full power conjunctly and severally in full to give 
up in my name and behalf with staff and baton and purely and simply resign 
all my lands of the Barony of Snaid with pertinents in Drumfriesshire into the 
hands of the most excellent prince and our lord Robert, by the grace of God, 
illustrious King of Scots with all right and claim which I the said Gilbert, or my 
heirs whatsoever have in the said Barony with pertinents, or could have in future 
by any title or right as is more fully set out in my letters of resignation made 
thereupon : Whatever the said John, Andrew and Robert, or two, or one of them, 
in my name and behalf will do in these matters or any of the matters will be 
held valid and thankful : In testimony whereof my seal is appended to the 
presents : Dated at Drumfres loth day of the month of March A.u. 1373. {H.) 

32. 17th March 1374/5. Vniuersis presentes Litteras visuris vel audituris 
Nigellus de Cvnynghame dominus de yestyr salutem in domino sempiternam 
Noueritis me Johannem de Leys del Bothanys fecisse legaliter summonire ad 
ostandum mihi cartas suas et euidencias quibus clamauit de me tenere terras 
suas del Bothanys Gamylstona et de Duncanlaw cum pertinenciis et per quod 
seruicium Qui vero Johannes ad quendam diem sibi prefixum venerat mihi 
cartas suas et euidencias ostensurus quas propter alias occupaciones necessarias 
adtunc videre non volens eidem Johanni alium diem Legalem assignaui (mihi) 
dictas suas euidencias ostensuro/et antequam dictus dies aduenerit predicte 
carte et euidencie sue ut dixit cum aliis bonis suis fuerant combuste ad quem 
nichilominus diem dictus Johannes venerat certificans multis aliis et mihi cartas 
suas et euidencias fuisse combuste mihi caritatis intuitu humilter supphcando 
quod sibi vellem concedere assisam proborum et fidelium ad inquirendum et 
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cuius instanciam ob dei amorem inclinans dedi et concessi dicto Johanni 
assisam in loco que vocatur Catcluch infra territoriuni de Duncanlaw sextodecimo 
die niensis maicii anno domini Millesimo CCCmo Ixxmo quarto ad cognoscandum 
super premissis et ex nostri vtriusque consensu pro perpetuo determinandum 
ad quern vero diem summonire feci omnes tenentes meos baroniarumde Morhame 
Duncanlaw /et Yestyr/ alios proceres patere quam barones ad instanciam 
meam venire que rogaui De quibus cum consensu et assensu Jonete Giftard 
sponse mee mecum dictis die et loco sedentis super premissis fideliter inquir- 
endis et finaliter ut premittitur determinandis assisam elegi ad quam assisam 
sine inquisicionem fuerant ordine et forma nominati uocati et magno interueni- 
enti Sacramento iurati Johannes de Spottyswod tunc temporis constabularius 
constabularie de Hadyngtona Dauid Broun dominus de Cumbyrcolstona 
Willelmus de Caudela dominus de Stevynstona / Thomas de ftbresta Johannes 
Yhole burgenses de Hadingtona / Maliseus de Duns Willelmus filius Ade de 
Kydlaw Willelmus de Crumby burgensis de Hadyngtona Willelmus de Trauer- 
nent rector scolarum dicti burgi Johannes del Dale Jop Wyntyr Johannes 
Penyfadyr et Johannes filius Bricij Coram quibus iuratis ego dictus Nigellus a 
dicto Johanne de Leys tenente meo castri Wardam / Merchet Heryelde/et alia 
onera secularia que michi et consilio meoprotunc videbantur exigenda petieram 
Que omnia dictus Johannes se pro terris suis debere penitus denegans et cum 
magna instancia exorans peciit omnes comoditates libertates et aysiamenta 
dictis terris suis pertinenciis vna cum seruiciis et oneribus inde debitis per 
dictam assisam pro dei amore declarari et finaliter determinari Qui iurati tunc 
se retraxerunt et inter ipsos diuturnam qui diligenti collacionem super premissis 
habitam ad presenciam meam vxoris mee memorate et Curie redierunt et per 
Johannem de Spottyswod predictum vnum dicte assise sine inquisicionis in quam 
omnes pro suo veredicte dicendo in vnum consencientes ostenserunt quod dictus 
Johannes de Leys et antecessores sui fuerunt vestiti et saysiti per quondam 
dominum Johannem Gyffard dominum de Yestyr de duabus terris cotagiis cum 
pertinemciis iacentibus in villa et territoriis del Bothanys et de Gamylstona et 
de (vno prato) quod vocatur Avymsinedv et cum omnibus aliis comoditatibus 
libertatibus et aysiamentis ceteris que iustis pertinenciis suis cjuibuscunque prout 
iacent in longitudine et latitudine per suas rectas metas et antiquas diuisas in 
Moris Maresiis turbariis / petariis viis semitis boscis planis et omnibus commu- 
nibus aysiamentis in communi pastura cum libero introitu et exitu cum brasina 
pistrina carnificis del Fiothanys et quod sunt Romefre in molendino del Bothanys 
immediate post dominum soluendo inde vnam ferlotam de Celdra et quod sunt 
liberi de Bludewyt merchet Heryelde Castri Warda et omni secta Curie soluendo 
inde nomine quondam dicti domini Johannis Gyffard domini de yestyr et heredum 
suorum dictus Johannes de Leys et heredes sui monasterio de Dryburght sex 
solidos et octo denarios sterlingorum annuatim ad festa Pentecostes et sancti 
Martini in Hyeme per equales porciones in puram et perpetuam elimosinam 
nomine albe ferme tantum pro omnibus aliis seruiciis secularibus exactionibus 
et demandis que de dictis terris et tenandriis cum pertinenciis exigi poterint in 
futurum quovis modo vel requiri Et eciam dixerunt quod dictus dominus 
Johannes et heredes sui predictis terris del Bothanys et Gamylstona cum prato 
supradicto ac omnibus aliis aysiamentis supradictis predicto Johanni de leys et 
heredibus suis contra omnes mortales Warantizabunt acquietabunt in forma 
premissa in perpetuum et defendent Dixerunt eciam quod dictus Johannes de 
Leys possidet hereditaj^ia sibi et heredibus suis per confirmacionem quondam 
domini Thome de Morhame militis domini eiusdem vnum tenementum in villa 
et territorio de Duncanlaw quod antiquitus vocabatur ffodringhamysland cum 
suis pertinenciis secundum quod iacent in longitudine et latitudine per suas 
rectas et antiquas diuisas cum communibus aysiamentis in communi pastura 
in Moris maresiis turbariis petariis boscis planis viis semitis cum libero 
mtroitu et exitu et erunt Rumefre in molendino immediate post domino soluendo 
tantum vnam firlotam de Celdra et quod tenet dictum tenementum. libere de 

Blvdewyte Merchet et Heryelde Castri Warda et secta Curie / et quod ulli 

communicabunt mfra suum Severel a festo Inuencionis sancte Crucis usque ad 
festum omnium sanctorum Soluendo inde domino de Morhame et heredibus 
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petatuntur nomine albe firme (tantumj pro omni alio seruicio seculari quod inde 
exigi poterit in futurum quouis modo vel requiri Quod quidem tenementum quod 
vocatur ffodrynghamysland cum pertinenciis suis supradictis predictus dominus 
de .Morhanie et heiedes sui predicto Johanni de Leys et heiedibus suis contra 
omnes mortales Warandizabunt in forma premissa in perpetuum et defendent 
Dixerunt eciam quod idem Johannes de Leys tenet et habet vnum tenementum 
in eadem villa de Uuncanlaw quod vocabatur antiquitus terra quondam Thome 
filii mariote cum predictis condicionibus omnibus Soluendo inde annuatim 
domino de Morhame et heredibus suis vnum denarium argenti si petatur ad 
festum beati Martini nomine albe firme tantum pro omnibus aliis seruiciis 
secularibus que inde exigi poterint quovis modo vel requiri In cjuorum omnium 
et singulorum testimonium sigillum meum vna cum sigillis Johannis de 
Spottyswod domini eiusdem tunc temporis constabularii constabularie de 
Hadyngtona Willelmi de Caudela domini de Stevynstona Dauid Broun domini 
de Cvmbyrcolstona Thome de fforesta Johannis yhole et Willelmi de Crumby 
burgensium de Hadyntona et sigillum Willelmi de Trauernent magistri scolarum 
dicti burgi presentibus sunt appensa die loco et anno supradictis. (//. and N.) 

Seal of Cunynghame and Broun still appended in fair condition. 

Translation. 

To all who see or hear these present letters I, Nigel de Cunynghame, Lord 
of Yestyr, give Greeting in the Lord everlasting: Wit ye that I have caused 
John de Leys of the Bothanys to be legally summoned to shew me his charters 
and evidents by which he claimed to hold of me his lands of the Bothanys, 
Gamylston, and Duncanlaw with pertinents and by what service, which said 
John came at a certain day assigned to him to shew me his charters and 
evidents, to look at which on account of other important matters I was then 
unwilling, and assigned the said John another lawful day to shew me his said 
evidents ; and before the said day arrived his foresaid charters and evidents, as 
he alledges, with his other goods were burned, on which day nevertheless the 
said John compeared certifying to me and many others that his charters and 
evidents had been burned and humbly begged that I induced by charity, should 
grant him an inquest by true and faithful men to search for and inspect the 
terms of his foresaid charters and evidents : At whose desire, led Ijy the love of 
God, I gave and granted the said John an assize in the place called Catcluch in 
the territory of Duncanlaw upon the i6th day of the month of March 1374 A.l). 
to inquire into the matter and by our final consent to determine it for ever ; to 
which day I caused summon all my tenants of the Ikironies of Morhame, 
Duncanlaw, and Yestyr to shew others, gentlemen as well as barons, whom I 
requested to come at my desire : Upon which with the consent and assent of 
Jonet Giffard my wife, sitting with me on the said day and place to faithfully 
inquire and finally, if possible, to determine the question, I chose an assize, to 
which assize or inquest in order and form were named, called, and sworn by the 
great oath, John de Spottyswod present constable of the Constabulary of 
Hadyngton ; David Broun Lord of Cumbyrcolston ; William de Caudel lord of 
Stevynston ; Thomas de Forest, and John Yhole burgesses of Hadyngton ; 
Malise de Duns ; William Adamson of Kydlaw ; William de Crumby burgess 
of Hadyngton ; William of Tranent rector of the schools of that town ; John of 
the Dale ; Jop Wyntyr ; John Penyfadyr ; and John Fitz Brice ; Before which 
jurors I the said Nigel asked from the said Johnde Leys my tenant Castleward, 
Merchet, Herveld, and other secular burdens which then appeared to me and 
my council to'be due, all which the said John utterly denied were due from his 
lands and pleading with great vehemence demanded that all the commodities, 
liberties, and easements pertaining to his said lands with the services and 
burdens due thence should be decided upon and iinally determined by the said 
assize for the love of God, which jurors then retired and after diligently holding 
long discussion upon the matter among themselves returned to the presence of 
me, my foresaid wife, and the Court, and by John de Spottyswod foresaid, one 
of the said assize or inquest in which all agreeing upon their verdict, they found 
that the said John de Leys and his ancestors were vested and seized by 



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uniquhile John Giffard, Lord of Yestyr, in two acres of cotland with pertinents 
lying in the town and territory of the Bothanys and Gamelston and a meadow 
called Auymsinedu with all other commodities, liberties, easements, and certain 
just pertinents as they lie in length and breadth by their right bounds and old 
marches in moors, marshes, turbaries, petaries, roads, paths, woods, plains, and 
all common easements in common pasture with free entry and ish with the 
brewhouse and bakehouse of the hangman of the Bothanys, and that they are 
room-free in the mill of the Bothanys immediately after the lord : paying 
therefor one tirlot of wheat and that they are free from Bludwyt, Merchet, 
Heryeld, Castleward, and all suits of court ; paying therefor in name of the 
said umquhile Sir John Giffard, Lord of Yestyr, and his heirs the said John de 
Leys and his heirs To the Monastery of Dryburgh six shillings and eightpence 
sterling yearly in equal portions at the feasts of Pentecost and Martinmas in 
pure and perpetual alms in name of blanch-firm for all other services, secular 
burdens, and demands which could be levied or in future demanded in anyway 
from the said lands and tenandries : And that they also found that the said Sir 
John and his heirs will warrand, acquit, and forever defend in due form the said 
John de Leys and his heirs against all mortals in the foresaid lands of the 
Bothanys and (jamylston with the foresaid meadow and all other foresaid 
easements ; And they also found that the said John de Leys and his heirs 
possess by heritance by the confirmation of umquhile Sir Thomas de Morham, 
knight. Lord of that Ilk, a tenement in the town and territory anciently called 
Fodringhamsland with its pertinents as they lie in length and breadth by their 
right and old bounds with common easements in common pasture, moors, 
marshes, turbaries, petaries, woods, plains, roads, paths, with free entry and ish 
and they are room-free in the mill immediately after the lord ; paying in full a 
firlot of wheat, and that he holds the said tenement free of Bludwyt, Merchet, 

Heryeld, Castleward, and suits of court, and that they all will share within his 

several from the feast of the Invention of the Cross to the feast of All Saints ; 
Paying therefor to the Lord of Morhame and his heirs twelve silver pennies 
yearly at the feast of Martinmas, if asked, in name of blanch-firm in full for all 
other secular service which could be levied thence or in future by any method 
required, which said tenement called Fodringhamsland with its pertinents 
foresaid the said Lord of Morhame and his heirs will warrand in due form and 
forever defend to the foresaid John de Leys and his heirs against all mortals : 
They found also that the said John de Leys holds and has a tenement in the 
same town of Duncanlaw, anciently called the land of umquhile Thomas 
Mariota's son with all the foregoing conditions ; Paying thence yearly to the 
Lord of Morhame and his heirs a silver penny, if asked, at the feast of 
Martinmas in name of blanch-firm in full for all other secular services which 
could be levied thence or in any way demanded : In testimony of all and 
sundry the foregoing my seal with the seals of John de Spottyswod, lord of that 
Ilk present constable of the Constabulary of Hadyngton ; William de Caudel 
lord of Stevynston : David Broun lord of Cumbyrcolston ; Thomas de 
Foresta, John Yhole ; and William de Crumby burgesses of Hadyngton ; and 
Wilham of Tranent master of the schools of that town are appended to these 
presents, day, place, and year foresaid. (A".) 

6L . loth April 1376. A procuratorie of resignation of the Landis of 
Westberms and utheris m the handis of King Robert of the daitt, 10 of Apryll 
1376. No. 2,, i6\c) Belfon Itivefitory. (//.) 

61 . 6th Nov. 1376. Achartour of alienation of the Landis of Westbernis 
and uthens be Patrick Polwart in favouris of Neill Cunninghame, daitit the 6 
Nov. 1376. No.C),\6iQi BeltonJnvefitory. {//.) 

33. 6th Dec. 1380. Robertus dei gracia Re.x Scottorum / Omnibus probis 
hommibus toc.us terre sue clericis et laicis Salutem Sciatis nos dedisse con- 
cessisse et hac presenti carta nostra • confirmasse archibaldo de Cunynghame 



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filio Nigelli de Cunynghame totam baroniam de Snade cum pertinenciis infra 
vicecomitatum de drumfres que fuit dicti nigelli et quam idem Nigellus non vi 
aut metu ductus nee errore lapsus Sed mera et spontanea voluntate sua nobis 
per fustum et baculum sursum reddidit pure • et simpliciter resignauit • ac 
totum ius • et clameum que in dicta baronia cum pertinenciis habuit vel habere 
potuit • pro se et heredibus suis omnino quietum clamauit in perpetuuni 
Tenendam et habendam eidem archibaldo et heredibus suis masculisde corpore 
suo legitime procreandis/quibus deficientibus heredibus dicti Nigelli legitimis 
quibuscunque / de nobis {et) successoribus nostris in feodo et hereditate • per 
omnes rectas metas et diuisas suas / cum omnibus et singulis libertatibus 
commoditatibus et asiamentis • ac iustis pertinenciis quibuscunque ad dictam 
baroniam cum pertinenciis spectantibus / seu quovis modo • iuste spectare 
valentibus in futurum • adeo libera et quiete • plenarie integre • et honorifice / 
in omnibus et per omnia / sicut dictus nigellus • dictam baroniam cum pertinenciis 
• de nobis ante resignacionem suam nobis exinde factam /liberius et quietius • 
plenius integrius et honorificencius/ iuste tenuit seu possedit • ffaciendo inde 
seruicia debita et consueta • In Cuius Rei testimonium presenti carte nostre 
nostrum precipimus apponi Sigillum • / Testibus venerabilibus in Chrislo 
patribus Willelmo et Johanne • Cancellario ■ nostro • Sanctiandree et 
dunkeldensis ecclesiarum episcopis / Johanne primogenito nostro • de Carrie 
Senescallo Scocie / Roberto de fyff et de Menteith filio nostro dilecto/ Willelmo 
de Douglas et de Marr • consanguineo nostro / comitibus / Jacobo de Lyndesay 
nepote nostro ■ Carissimo / et Alexandre de Lyndesay consanguineo nostro / 
militibus / Apud Edynburgh / Sexto die decembris Anno Regni nostri decimo. 
(1380.) {H- and N.) 

Fragment of Great Seal appended, in bad condition. 

Translation. 

Robert by the grace of God, King of Scots, to all good men, cleric and lay, 
of his whole land Greeting : Know ye that we have given, granted, and by this 
our present charter confirmed to Archibald de Cunynghame, son of Nigel de 
Cunynghame, all the barony of Snade with pertinents within the shire of 
Drumfres, which was the said Nigel's, and which the said Nigel, not led by force 
nor fear, nor lapsed in error, but from his mere and free will, resigned purely and 
simply with staff and baton to us ; and all right and claim he had or could have 
to the said barony for himself and his heirs fully quitclaimed forever : To be 
held and had by the said Archibald and his heirs male to be procreated of his 
body, whom failing the lawful heirs whomsoever of the said Nigel, of us and 
our successors in fee and heritage by its right marches and bounds with all and 
sundry liberties, commodities, easements, and whatever just pertinents belong- 
ing to or by any way which ought to belong in future to the said barony, as 
freelv and quietly, fully, wholly,'and honourably in all and by all the said Nigel, 
before this resignation herein made to us, justly held or possessed the said 
barony : Rendering therefor service due and wont : In tesimony whereof we 
have caused our seal to be appended to this our present charter : Witnesses, 
etc. {H.) 

34. 20th Oct. 1386. Per banc Indenturam cunctis pateat euidenter quod 
Adam de Edynetona dominus eiusdem assedauit et ad firmam dimisit domino 
Nigello de Cvnynghame domino de Beltona totam terram suam de Edynetona 
iacentem cum pertinenciis in Comitatu Marchie infra vicecomitatum ISerwyei 
pro toto termino vite ipsius Ade a datu presentis Tenendam et habendam dicto 
domino Nigello heredibus suis et assignatis cum omnibus commoditatibus 
libertatibus et aysiamentis ac iustis pertinenciis quibuscunque ad dictam terram 
spectantibus et quomodolibet spectare valentibus in futurum libere quiete 
plenarie et integre tempore predicto persistente Et dictus dominus Xigelius e.\ 
sua mera voluntate assedabit et ad firmam dimittet firmanis totam predictam 



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terram de Egynetona cum pertinenciis meliori modo quopotuerit cum consensu 
et visu Patricii de Nesbyt domini de Ester nesbyt et henrici de Brothwyk ad 
commodum dicti Ade/etomnes firmas et emolumenta quas de dictis "terris 
leuauerit vel leuare poterit medio tempore ex sua voluntate dabit dicto ade vel 
assignatis suis ad ipsius Ade sustentacionem sine more dispendio fraude vel 
dolo quocunque Et quandiu dictus dominus Nigellus nullas firmas vel emolu- 
menta ad sustentacionem dicti Ade sufficientes de dictis terris propter guerram 
querere potuerit annuatim ex sua pura voluntate durante tempore predicto dicto 
Ade ad ipsius sustentacionem clecem marcas sterlingorum accomodabit ad 
ipsius Ade necessitatem indilate Et dictus Nigellus et heredes sui tenebit vel 
tenebunt totam predictam terram de Edynetona cum pertinenciis in manibus 
suis quousque ipse vel ipsi totam summam pecunie quam ipse dicto ade ad 
ipsius sustentacionem alias accomodauerit de eadem terra leuauerit vel 
leuauerint sine fraude /vel dolo per heredes dicti Adeeidem Nigello vel heredi- 
bus suis de dicta pecunie summa plenarie fuerit satisfactum {sic) Et concor- 
datim est inter partes predictas quod dictus Adam nee heredes sui nee aliquis 
nomine eorumdem totam predictam terram suam de Edynetona nee aliquem sui 
partem vendat vendent impignorabit impignorabunt dabit dabunt assedabit 
assedabunt incomodabit incomodabunt nee aliquo alio modo aliam vel aliquibus 
tempore medio alienabit nee alienabunt sine licencia dicti domini Nigelli vel 
heredum suorum capitalis domini sui predicte terre sue cum pertinenciis Ad 
que omnia et singula in omnibus punctis suis et artieulis forma pariter et 
effectum fideliter et finnaliter obsueruanda dictus Adam tactis saerosanctis 
ewangelis iuramentum prestitit eorporale In cuius rei testimonium presentibus 
Indenturis alternatim sigilla parcium sunt appensa Datam apud Hadynglona 
xxmo die mensis Octobris anno domini Millesimo CCCmo Octogesimo sexto. 
{H. and N.) 



Translation. 



By this Indenture may it be plainly patent to All that Adam de Edyneton, 
lord of that Ilk, has rented and let at rent to Sir Nigel de Cunnynghame, Lord 
ofBelton, all his land of Edyneton, lying with pertinents in the Earldom of 
March within the shire of Berwick, for the duration of the said Adam's life, from 
the date of this present: To be held and had by the said Sir Nigel his heirs 
and assignees with all commodities, liberties, easements, and just pertinents 
whatsoever belonging to or which ought to belong in anvway to the said land 
m^ future freely, quietly, fully, and wholly during the said time : And the said 
Sir Nigel out of his mere wish rented and let at rent by rents all the said land 
of Edyneton with pertinents in the best manner which can be with the consent 
and at the sight of Patrick de Nesbyt, lordofEstir Nesbvt, and Henry de 
Borthwick for the benefit of the said Adam, and all the rents and emoluments 
which he will have levied or be able to levy from the said lands at any time he 
will give to the said Adam or his assignees for the keep of the said Adam with- 
out delay, cost, fraud, or deceit whatever : And when the said Sir Nio-el can 
get no rents or profits sufficient for the keep of the said Adam from the said 
lands on account of war he will pay vearlv from his free will during the said 
time to the said Adam for his keep lo marks sterhng without delay for the 
necessaries of the said Adam : And the said Nigel and his heirs will hold all 
the foresaid land of Edyneton with pertinents in their possession until they will 
have raised from the said land all the sum of monev which they will have paid 
to the said Adam for his keep M-ithout fraud or deceit on the part of Adam's 
heirs and the said Nigel and his heirs fully satisfied of the said sum : And it is 
agreed between the said parties that the said Adam, his heirs, or anyone else in 
heir name may not sell nor wadset, give, rent, burden, nor in any way at any 
.me alienate all the said land of Edyneton nor any part thereof without the 
licence of the said Sir Nigel and his heirs, lords in chief of the said land with 
pertinents : Fnmly to observe all and sundry the above in all its points and 

!nl tl? £' Tl '" ''",^' ^' '" ^'"'^ ^'^^ ^^'^^ ^^^"^ took his personal oath touch- 
Lill f tl ^' Evangels : In testimony whereof to these presents Indentures the 
th. ^ S^ parties are alternately appended : Dated at Hadvnton, 20th dav of 
the month of October, a.d. 1386. {H.) ' ' 



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OO. 1386. In dei nomine amen Anno a natiaitateeuisdem Millesimo CCCmo 
Ixxxmo sexto Indictione Octaua pontificatus Sanctissimi in Chiisto patris ac 
domini nostri domini Clementis diuina prouidencia pape Septimi anno Septimo 
In mei notarii publica et testium subscriptorum presencia ad hoc A'ocatorum 
constitutus discietus vir dominus patricius gray dominus partis capitalis baronie 
de Langforgrund pio tribunali sedens in villa de Langfoigrund super quemdam 
montem qui dicitur hundhyll et quemdam processum Ibidem in vltima sua 
curia ductum super terris de litiltona et de louranstona de Octhtercummane 
publice legi fecit quo lecto Jominum Thomam de haya tanquam porcionarium 
in capite terrarum de Lytiltona de Louranstona de octhtercummane vocare 
fecit in continente qui quidem dominus thomas humilitcr comparuit petens 
declaracionem assise prout in vltima curia precedenti Ibidem fuerat determinata 
quomodo et per quod seruicium predicte terre de lytiltona de louranstona de 
Octhtercummane de dicto domino patricio gray tenebantur // ad quod vero 
predictus dominus patricius consilio peritorum plenius auisatus assisam proborum 
fecit leuari per cjuos rei Veritas patenter poterat declarari quibus vero Juratis et 
assisa plenius determinata curiam intraverunt dicentes et promulgantes quod 
predicte terre de lytiltona de louranstona de Octhtercummane de dicto domino 
patricio gray tenentur in capite per Wardam releuium homagium et seruicium hoc 
facto et promulgato prefatus dominus patricius gray a dicto domino Thoma 
peciit homagium et seruicium sibi fieri pro parte sua predictarum terrarum prout 
Ibidem in assisa per fide dignos fuerat determinata ad quod prefatus dominus 
thomas respondens dixit quod pro terris de litiltona de louranstona de 
octhtercummane cum pertinenciis homagium faceret quod vero wult ordo Juris 
vt dixit et ad hoc se obtulit promptum et paratum hoc responsio prefatus 
dominus Patricius patenter coram astantibus denegauit dicens quod vlterius 
quam pars sua predictarum terrarum extenderet ipsum non receptaret hoc dicto 
prefatus dominus thomas respondit et dixit quod dictus dominus patricius in 
plena curia promisit ipsum pro terris de litiltona de louranstona de Octhter- 
cummane recipere in quantum quod ordo Juris in se postulat et requirit Ad quod 
vero prefatus dominus patricius concessit ipsum receptaret in quantum wit ordo 
Juris //' hoc petito et plenius in forma prescripta concesso prefatus dominus 
thomas in forma debita coram prefato domino patricio flexis genubus comparuit 
capite denudato dicens Ibidem pro verba de presenti homagium sibi facere pro 
terris de litiltona de louranstona de Octhtercummane quas de ipso tenet in 
capite// quod quidem homagium prefatus dominus patricius noluit receptare 
nisi homagium facere diuisim sibi declararet pro terris quas de dicto domino 
patricio tenet in capite infra terras de litiltona de loursantonade ochlercunmiane 
cum pertinenciis quod vero prefatus dominus patricius thomas facere negauit eo 
quod prius promisit ipsum recipere ad homagium faciendum vt postulat ordo 
Juris et hoc non fit ergo homagium diuisim eo quod fuit inconueniens facere 
recusauit protestatus et off"erans se tunc et omni tempore future homagium 
facere Juridice promptum et paratum Super quibus omnibus et singulis prefatus 
dominus Thomas a me notario publico publicum requisiuit instrumentum 
Acta sunt hec apud langforgrund loco quo supra Presentibus discretis viris 
dominis thoma de haya constabulario scocie dauid de lyndesay de glenesk alano 
de Erskyne Militibu's Johanne rollok Willelmo de camera et pluribus aliis 
testibus ad premissa vocatis specialiter et rogatis 

Et ego nicholaus allatesse clericus Sancti Andree dyocesis 
publicus et apostolica auctoritate notarius predictis omnibus 
'' Locus Sigiii" et omnibus dum vt premittitur agerentur et fierent vna cuni 
prenominatis testibus presens fui eique sic fiere vidi audiui 
et signum meum consuetum apposui rogatus et requisitus 
in testimonium omnium premissorum. (//. and A'.^ 

Translation. 
In the name of God, Amen ! In the year 1386 from the birth of Our Lord, 
eighth Indi'-tion, and seventh vear of the pontificate of the Most holy father in 
Christ and our lord Clement V'll. by divine providence Pope, in presence of me 



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the notary public and the underwritten witnesses summoned to this present 
constitute'a discreet man Sir Patrick Gray Lord of the head part of the barony 
of Langforgrund sitting in judgement in the town of Langforgrund upon a 
certain mound called Hundhyll and there a certain process continued from his 
last court upon the lands of Litilton and Louranston of Ochtercumniane he 
caused to be publicly read, which read he instantly caused summon Sir Thomas 
de Haya on behalf of the heiresses portioners in chief of the lands of Lytilton of 
Louranston of Ochtercummane, which said Sir Thomas humbly compeared 
asking the verdict of a jury, as in the preceeding court it was determined, in what 
manner and by what service the said land of Lytilton etc.^ are held of the said Sir 
Patrick Gray : Whereupon the said Sir Patrick, fully advised by the counsel of 
experts, caused choose a jury of good men by whom the truth of the matter can 
be declared, who being sworn in and the jury fully fixed upon, they entered the 
court saying and delivering that the said land of Lytilton etc. is held in chief of 
the said Sir Patrick Gray by Ward, relief, homage, and service: This done and 
announced the said Sir Patrick Gray asked the said Sir Thomas to do him 
homage and service for his part of the said lands as it had been determined in 
assize by the trusty men, to which the foresaid Sir Thomas replying said that he 
would do the homage for the lands of Litilton etc. with pertinents which the 
letter of the law requires, as he said, and to this he offered himself prompt and 
prepared : This reply the foresaid Sir Patrick openly refused before the 
bystanders, saying that farther than his part of the said lands extended he would 
not admit him, which said the foresaid Sir Thomas replied and said that the said 
Sir Patrick promised in full court to receive him for the lands of Litilton etc., in 
as far as the letter of the law therein demanded and required: To which the 
said Sir Patrick agreed and entered him in as much as the letter of the law 
requires: This sought for and more fully granted in prescribed form the foresaid 
Sir Thomas in due form compeared before the foresaid Sir Patrick kneeling with 
bare head and offering verba de p7'ese7iti to do homage for the lands of Litilton 
etc.^ which he held of him. in chief; which said homage the foresaid Sir Patrick 
refused to receive unless he said that he did him part homage for the lands 
which he held in chief of the said Sir Patrick within the lands of Litilton ,?/<;., 
which indeed Thomas refused to do because the said Sir Patrick at first 
promised to receive him to do homage as the letter of the law demands and, this 
not being accepted, he refused to do homage in part because it was not 
convenient, protesting and offering himself then and at all future time prompt 
and ready to do lawful homage: Upon which all and sundry the foresaid 
Sir Thomas demanded from me the notary public an instrument: Done at 
Langforgrund in the above place : Witnesses, etc. : And I Nicholas Allatesse 
clerk of S. Andrews diocese, notary public by apostolic authority etc. (//.) 

OD. 19th July 1387. In dei nomine amen per presens publicum 
Instrumentum cunctis pateat euidenter quod anno dominj Millesimo 
Tncentesn-no octuagesimo septimo Indictione decima pontificatus sanctissimi in 
Chnsto patris et domini nostri domini Clementis diuina prouidencia pape 
septimi anno nono mensis Julii die xixa in domo capitularl Monasterii de 
abn;brothok sancti andree diocesis In mei notarii publici et subscriptorum 
testmni presencia personaliter constitutus Venerabilis vir Magister Johannes de 
lychtona officialis curie Sanctiandree / Ex commissione speciale Reuerendi in 
Chnsto patns dommi Walteri dei gracia Sanctiandree / Episcopi vt assuerit pro 
tnbunah sedendo / assistentibus sibi quam pluribus viris nobilibus et peritis fecit 
ad suanri presenciam conuocari Religiosum virum fratrem Andream ordinis 
(bancte) tnnitatis de Redempicione captiuorum et discretum virum dominum 
dauid de Stryfiyn ibidem presentes / Necnon venerabilem patrem dominum 
Walterum abbatem de Cupro ordinis cisterciensis Sanctiandree diocesis / ad 
audiendam sententiam diffinitivam ordinacionem et decretum super ecclesia 
parochialia de Ketnes eiusdem Sanctiandree diocesis quam quilibet pertinere 
predictorun, s'b, vendic.one voluit et ad se pertinere assuerit per suas euidencias 
et instrumenta que eidem domino Episcopo exhibuerat Et quamuis Idem abbas 
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Ipse tainen officialis Nomine quo supra iuxta desiderium huius diei piout in 
actis cause precedentibus continetur / sentenciam suam ordinacioneni seu 
decretum in quadam cedula papirea quam tenebat contenta perlegit Cuius tenor 
sequitur et est talis Nos Johannes de lichton Officialis curie Sanctiandree pro 
tribunali sedentes in domo capitulari Monasterii de abirbrothok Sanctiandree 
diocesis quern locum ad hoc elegimus / attentis et consideratis instrumentis 
Juribus et munimentis in hac causa productis habitoque consilio cum dominis 
prelatis et diuersis Juris peritis de Speciali mandate domini Episcopi 
Sanctiandree per banc nostram sentenciam et ordinacionem pronunciamus 
decernimus et declaramus dictam ecclesiam de Ketnes cum suis Juribus et 
pertinenciis vniuersis pertinuisse pertinere / et pertinere debere ad ordinem 

sancte trinitatis de redempcionem cap(tiuorum) que per magistrum pontis 

berwyci et fratres eiusdem ordinis regenda et gubernanda f ex commissione 

ministri generalis eiusdem ordinis vel alterius p tenus con- 

suetum Quamdamque ecclesiam cum suis pertinenciis et suis possessionem eidem 
ordini et fratribus eiusdem ac fratri Andree magistro pontis berwyci domino 
nostro (rege ?) tenienti adherenti reddendam et restituendam fore et quantum 
possimus reddimus et restituimus Ipsem que ordinem et fratres ipsius ad eius 
possessionem corporalem cum pertinenciis restituendos et reintegrandos fore et 
restituimus ac reintegramus predictos que abbatem conuentum de Cupronecnon 
magistrum Dauid de Strevelyn a dicta ecclesia cum pertinenciis et eius 
possessione amonendos fore et amonemus / ipsis que super eadem et ipsius 
possessione / perpetuum silencium inponendum fore et inponimus Con- 
dempnacionem expensarum et financiarum omittentes e\ De quaquidem 
Sentencia sic per dominum officialem ut predicitur perlecta dictus frater 
Andreas per me notarium publicum Infrascriptum sibi peciit fieri publicum 
Instrumentum Acta fuerunt hec anno Indictione mense die pontificatu et loco 
quibus supra presentibus venerabilibus et discretis viris domino Willelmo de 
hadingtoun perpetuo vicario eiusdem domino thoma de balmanacli capellano 
Johanne fforman Johanne trayl et thoma moffet Sancti Andree et abirdonensis 
diocesis testibus ad premissa vocatis specialiter et rogatis Et in firmum 
testimonium permissorum sigillum dicti domini officialis presentibus est 
appensum. 

Et ego Thomas de Edenham clericus abirdonensis Diocesis 
publicus auctoritate Imperiali notarius dum premissa modo quo 
41 »• c V ■" supra agerentur et fierent una cum prenominatis testibus presens 

ocus igni. jj^jgj.f^^j I^Qj, q^jg publicum instrumentum inde confeci cui 
consuetum signum meum apposui in testimonium veritatis 
rogatus specialiter et requisitus. [H. and N.) 

The tag and seal have been torn away. The parchment is in bad condition, worn and 
in holes, and the ink has faded. 

Translation. 
In the name of God, Amen : By this present public Instrument be it 
plainly patent to all That, in the year of Our Lord 1387, tenth indiction, ninth 
year of the pontificate of the most holy father in Christ and our lord 
Clement \TI. by divine providence, Pope, and 19th day of the month of July : 
In the Chapter House of the Monastery of Arbroath in the diocese of S. 
Andrews, and in presence of me the notary public and the underwritten 
witnesses a \'enerable man Master John de Lychton, Official of the Court of 
S. Andrews, by virtue of his special commission from the Reverend father in 
Christ Sir Walter by the grace of God, Bishop of S. Andrews, sitting in 
judgement, several noble and learned men assisting him, caused summon to his 
presence a religious man, Friar Andrew of the Order of the Holy Trinity for 
Redemption of Captives, and a discreet man Sir David de Stryflyn, both present, 
and also a venerable father Sir Walter, Abbot of Cupar of the Order of Citeaux. 
to hear final sentence, ordinance, and decreet upon the Parish Kirk of Ketness 
in the said diocese of S. Andrews, which each of the foresaid parlies claimed to 
pertain to him by sale and asserted to pertain to him by his evidents and 
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Abbot was summoned very often and tarried for until the appointed hour, he 
neglected to compear by any manner, therefore the said Official in name as 
above, in terms of the petition for this diet, as is contained in the former acts 
on this cause, read his sentence, ordinance, or decreet contained in a paper 
schedule which he held, whose tenour follows thus :— We John de Lichton, 
Official of the Court of S. Andrews, sitting in judgement in the Chapter House 
of the Monastery of Arbroath in the diocese of S. Andrews, which place vve 
chose for the purpose, the instruments, rights, and muniments produced in this 
cause having been examined and considered, and counsel taken with my lords 
the prelates and diverse rights sought for at the especial command of my lord 
Bishop of S. Andrews : By this our sentence and ordinance we pronounce, 
decern, and declare, that the said Kirk of Ketnes with its rights and all 
pertinents has pertained, pertains, and ought to pertain to the Order of Holy 

Trinity for Redemption of Captives which is ruled and governed by the 

Master of the Bridge of Berewick and the Friars of that Order - — - by com- 
mission from the Minister General of that Order or another 

which Kirk with its pertinents and possessions To the said Order, and the 
Friars thereof, and Friar Andrew Master of the Bridge of Berwick, holding of 
and adhering to our lord the King, shall be returned, and restored ; and so far 
as we are able we return and restore ; And the said Order and Friars thereof 
shall be restored to, and replaced in personal possession thereoof with its 
pertinents ; And we restore and replace them : And we warn the foresaid 
Abbot and Convent of Cupar, and Master David de Strevelyn from the said 
kirk with its pertinents and the possession thereof; And we impose perpetual 
silence on them concerning this possession, omitting penalty of expenses and 
costs : Upon the sentence thus read by the Lord Official as above the said 
Friar Andrew asked a Public Instrument to be made by me the Notary public 
withinwritten : These acts were done here in the year, indiction, month, day, 
pontificate, and place abovewritten : Witnesses these venerable and discreet 
men. Sir William of Hadingtoun vicar thereof. Sir Thomas de Balmanach 
chaplain, John Forman, John Trayl, and Thomas Moffet of the dioceses of S. 
Andrews and Aberdeen, Specially called and summoned to the premises : and 
in sure testimony of the above the seal of the said Lord Official is appended. 
And I Thomas de Edenham, clerk of the diocese of Aberdeen, notary public by 
Imperial authority, while the premises were being done as above, was present 
along with the above-named witnesses ; and have made hereupon this public 
instrument, to which I have appended my usual sign in testimony of verity as 
specially summoned and required. {H.) 

oi. c. 1390. Omnibus banc Gartam visuris vel audituris • Robertus ffilius 
hugonis dominus de Donovane Salutem in domino sempiternam • Nouerit 
vniuersitas vestra me dedisse concessisse et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse 
• nobili viro domino thome de haya de lochorwart Militi • totam terram que 
vocatur gowrlayis land in tenemento de barw infra baroniam de doncanelaw 
cum pertinenciis • Tenendam el habendam totam terram predictam cum 
pertinenciis dicto domino thome et heredibus suis ■ sine aliquo retenemento 
michi vel heredibus meis in hac parte • de dominis capitalibus eiusdem terre in 
feodo et hereditate libere quiete plenarie integre et honorifice per omnes rectas 
metas et diuisas suas in boscis et planis pratis et pascuis • moris et marresiis 
aquis et stagnis cum communi pastura et omnibus aliis libertatibus com- 
moditatibus et aysiamentis et Justis pertinenciis quibuscunque tam non 
nominatis quam nominatis tam sub terra quam supra terram in omnibus et per 
omnia ad dictam terram spectantibus sen spectare valentibus in futurum ■ Adeo 
libere quiete plenarie integre et honorifice • Sicut ego dictus robertus uel aliquis 
predecessorum meorum dictam terram cum pertinenciis liberius quietius plenius 
integrius et honorificencius tenui uel tenuit • posedi uel possedit • ffiiciendo 
inde annuatim dictus thomas et heredes sui • dominis capitalibus eiusdem terre 
seruicium pro eadem debitum et consuetum ■ In cuius rei testimonium presenti 
carte mee Sigillum meum apposui ■ hiis testibus ■ Malcolmo ffleming patricio 
grahame Willelmo grahame • Alexandro grahame militibus • Willelmo de haya 



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• Willelmo boide • Johanne boide ■ Johanne de Geddas et multis aliis {H 
and N.) 

Seal appended in good condition. 

Translation. 
To all who see or hear this charter Robert Fitz Hugh Lord of Donovane 
Greeting in the Lord everlasting : Wit ye that I have given, granted, and by 
this my present charter confirmed to a noble man Sir Thomas de Haya of 
Lochorwart, knight, all the land called Gowrlayis land with pertinents, in th& 
tenement of Barw, within the Barony of Doncanelaw : To be held and had by 
the said Sir Thomas and his heirs without any withholding by me or my heirs 
of the head lords of the said land in fee and heritage freely, quietly, fully, 
wholly, and honourably, by its right bounds and marches in woods and plain, 
meadows and pastures, moors and marshes, waters and stanks with common 
pasture and all other liberties, commodities, easements, and just pertinents 
whatsoever, named or not, under or above the earth, in all or by all belonging 
to or which ought to belong to the said land ; as freely, quietly, fully, wholly, 
and honourably, as I the said Robert or anyone of my predecessors held or 
possessed the said land : Rendering therefor yearly the said Thomas and his 
heirs service due and wont for the said land to the head lords thereof : In 
testimony whereof I have appended my seal to this my present charter : 
Witnesses, etc. {H.) 

do. 1395. Presens indentura testatur quod cum longa quedam controuersia 
mota fuisse inter reuerendos et religiosos viros dominos abbatem et conuentum 
monasterij de Melros ex parte vna et nobiles viros dominos Thomam de la 
Hay ac Malcolmum flemyg Milites ex parte altera super diuino officio apud 
kingilduris per dictos religiosos peragendo tandem per tractatum amicabilem 
inter partes vtrasque concordatuni est sub forma que Sequitur videlicet quod 
iidem religiosi facient duas missas qualibet septimanai nter primam horam diei 
et nonam celebrari per vnum capellanum conducticum in loco predicto de 
kingilduris vnam scilicet die dominico et alteram aliquo die festo Si et quum 
contigerit in ebdomida quum vero contigerit tunc die mercuri veneris aut 
sabbati prout commodius fieri poterit Sit quod idem capellanus non teneatur 
nisi ad voluntatem suam ibidem residere Et misse iste fient ibidem sine defectu 
fraude et omissione nisi ob communem guerram hominum pestilencia seu 
personarum ac capellanorum paucitatem in regno Scocie vel aliam racionabilem 
et grandem causam dicte due misse vt prefertur intermitti compellantur Postea 
vero temporis oportunitate captata et predictis defectibus per diuinam clementiam 
cessantibus secundum racionis et discretionis considerationem eedem misse 
vt predictum est rite et debite perirnplebuntur vna cum cotidiana missa pro 
defunctis in dicto monasterio ad illud altare in quo memoria de la fraseris 
frequentari solebat vel ad aliud altare si ipsum destructum fuerit aut non 
paratum celebranda memoriter pro anima domini Simonis fraser militis primi 
donatoris dictarum terrarum et pro animabus omnium antecessorum et 
successorum suorum ac omnium fidelium defunctorum Pro omnino alio seriucio 
exactione calumpnia seu demanda que de predictis terris de kingilduris et 
hopkarthijn cum pertinenciis per dictos milites heredes eorumdem ministros 
quoscunque executores vel assignatos seu quoslibet alios nomine et ex parte 
eorumdem exigi poterunt quomodolibet velrequiri Et ad hec fideliter peragenda 
iidem religiosi obligant easdem terras suas de kingilduris et hopkarthum fore 
legaliter distringendas per predictos milites et heredes seu ministros eorumdem 
si preter casus prenotatos dicte misse fuerint omisse quosque de eisdem 
sufficienter et racionabiliter per visum fidedignorum fuerit satisfactum Ipsi vero 
milites pro se et heredibus suis executoribus et assignatis promiserunt sponte et 
fideliter manuceperunt quodistas condiciones facient integre ex parte eorumdem 
obseruari et hiis tantummodo content! erunt sine aliquo gravamine calumpnia 
vexacione et litis strepitu qualitercumque eisdem religiosis presentibus et 
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omnium testimonium vni parti presentis Indenture penes predictos milites 
lemanenti Sigillum commune Monasterii prefati de Mehos vna cum Sigillo 
Domini Abbatis eiusdem est appensum Alteram vero partem penes prefatos 
religiosos remanentem predicti Milites Suis Sigillis Sigillauerunt Anno Domini 
Millesimo CCCmo Nonagesimc quinto. 

Indorsed. 
Ane Indentour betuix the abbot and convent of melros on the ane parte and 
Thomas hay and lord flemying on the uther parte. 

Seal of the abbot still appended in fair condition : legend " S. dauid de 
benyn abbatis de melros.'' 

Translation. 

This present Indenture bears witness that, after a long controversy had 
been waged between the reverend and religious men, the Abbot and Convent 
of the Monastery of Melrose, on the one part ; and the noble men, Sir Thomas 
de la Hay and Malcolm Flemyg knights, on the other, anent the performing of 
divine service by the said religious at Kingilduris, it is finally by friendly com- 
pact agreed upon between the parties as follows in this form ; namely, that the 
said religious cause two masses weekly when they please to be celebrated 
between the first and ninth hours of the day by a stipendiary chaplain in the 
foresaid place of Kingilduris, one on Sunday and the other on a feast day except 
when it falls in Ebdomida then on Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday as he will 
be able to do it ; and the said chaplain shall not hold them unless at his own 
will he resides there ; and these masses will be done there without defect, fraud, 
and omission, unless on account of general war, pestilence among men, or 
scarcity of parsons or chaplains in the realm of Scotland, or other reasonable or 
great cause the foresaid two masses are forced to be discontinued ; thereafter, 
the opportunity of the times taken and the foresaid defects removed by divine 
clemency, according to reason and discretion the said masses as above will be 
performed ceremoniously and properly along with a daily mass for the dead in 
the said monastery at the altar used frequently in memory of the Phrasers or at 
another altar, if the first is destroyed or not prepared for celebration, in memory 
of the soul of Sir Simon Eraser knight, first donor of the said lands, and for the 
souls of all his ancestors and successors and all the faithful dead for all 
other service, exaction, burden, or demand which can be asked for the 
said lands of Kingilduris and Hopkartkin with pertinents by the said 
knights, their heirs, servants whomsoever, executors, or assignees, or 
anyone in their name and behalf: And to perform this faithfully the said 
religious cause their said lands of Kingilduris and hopkarthin to be liable 
to be distrained upon by the said knights, their heirs or servants, if, on 
account of the abovenoted reasons, the said masses are omitted, until they are 
satisfied from the said lands sufficiently and reasonably at the sight of trust- 
worthy men : The said knights for themselves, their heirs, executors, and 
assignees have promised and freely and faithfully undertaken that they will 
cause the said stipulations to be fully observed on their part and will instantly 
satisfy the said religious, present and future, without other unjust demand vexa- 
tion and noise of strife whatever ; or render their lands or tenants liable forever : 
In testimony of all which the Common Seal of the said Monastery of Melrose 
with the seal of the Lord Abbot thereof is appended to that part of the present 
Indenture to remain with the foresaid knights : the other part to remain with 
the said religious the foresaid knights have sealed with their seals : A.D. 
1395- {H.) 

oy. 1395-1399. Omnibus banc cartam visuris vel audituris Willelmus de 
haya dommus de louchquorwart et de hoprew Salutem in domino sempiternam 
Nouerit vnuiersitas vestra me dedisse concessisse et hac present! carta mea con- 
firmasse dilecto consanguineo meo Johanni de geddesse pro humagio et servicio 
suo Omnes terras meas videlicet decem bouatas terre una cum dimidia parte 
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thankertona Infra vicecomitatum de laneik cumpertinenciis tenendas ethabendas 
dictas decern bouatas cum dicta dimidia parte que vocatur cotlande et sexta parte 
molendini predict! cum pertinenciis predicto Jolianni de geddesse et heredibus 
suis masculis de corpore suo legittime procreandis quibus deticientibus Andree 
de geddesse secundo filio fratris predicti Johannis et heredibus suis masculis de 
corpore suo legittimt- procreandis quibus forsan deficientibus veris et legittimis 
heiedibus prefati Johannis de me et heredibus meis dominis de hoprew in feodo 
et hereditate imperpetuum libere quiete plenarie integre et honoritice per omnes 
rectas metas et diuisas suas in boscis et planis pratis et pascuis moris marracijs 
aquis stangnis piscationibus et aucupationibus viis et semitis fabrinis bracinis 
et eorum sequelis cum curiis curiarumque exitibus finibus et escatis mercetis et 
bludewytis cum multura ad sextam partem molendini predicti perlenenti Et 
cum omnibus redditibus quibuscumque michi infra dictam villam de thanker- 
tona sen domineum debitis annuatim ac cum omnibus aliis et singulis libertatibus 
commoditatibus et asiamentis et Justis pertinentibus quibuscumque tam 
nominatis cjuam non nominatis tam sub terra quam supra terram in omnibus et 
per omnia ad dictas decern bouatas et dimidiam partem de cotlande et sextam 
partem molendini predicti infra dictam villam et domineum de thankertona 
spectantibus sen spectare valentibus quomodolibet in futurum adheo libere 
cpiiete plenarie integre et honorifice sicut ego dictus willelmus vel aliquis predi- 
cessorum meorum dictas terras et partem molendini cum pertinenciis de domino 
nostro rege liberius quietius plenius integrius et honorificensius tenui seu tenuit 
poscedi vel poscedit faciendo inde annuatim dictus Johannes geddesse etheredes 
sui predicti servicium domini nostri regis pro eisdem decern bouatas terre debitum 
et consuetum tantum pro aliis serviciis secularibus exactionibus questionibus seu 
demandis que per me uel heredes meos de dictis terris cum ])ertinenciis exigi 
poterunt uel requiri Et ego dictus willelmus et heredes mei domini de hoprew 
omnes terras predictas et partem molendini predicti cum pertinenciis dicto 
Johanni de geddesse et heredibus suis predictis Contra omnes homines et feminas 
varantizabimus acquietabimus et imperpetuum defendemus In Cuius Kei testi- 
monium sigillum meum presenti Carte mee est appensum apud louchquorwart 
hiis testibus Reuerendos et nobilibus viris Jacobo de borthwic archdiacono 
laudonie willelmo de borthwic domino de ligertwode milite Alano do lawedre 
Johanne de haya fratre meo Johanne de borthwic willelmo tlemyng Johanne 
fayrle et multis aliis. {H. and N.) 

Seal appended in good condition. The arms are 3 escutcheons, no quarterings. 

Translation. 
To all who see or hear this charter William de Haya, Lord of Louchquorwart 
and Hoprew, Greeting in the Lord everlasting: Wit ye that 1 have given, 
granted and by this mv present charter confirmed to my beloved kinsman John 
de Geddesse for his homage and service all my lands, namely, ten oxgangs of 
land with the half of a Gotland and the sixth of the Mill with pertinents ni the 
town and lordship of Thankerton, Lanarkshire : To be held and had by the said 
John de Geddesse and the heirs male of his body legitimately to be procreated, 
whom failing Andrew de Geddesse second son of the brother of the foresaid 
John and his heirs male, etc., whom failing, the true and lawful heirs of the said 
John, of me and my heirs, Lords of Hoprew, in fee and heritage forever freely, 
quietly, fullv, wholly, and honourably by all their right bounds and marches in 
woods and' plains, meadows and pastures, moors, marshes, waters, stanks, 
fishings, and hawkings, roads and paths, smithies, brewhouses, and then- 
sequels with courts, exits of courts, fines and escheats, merchets and bludwytes, 
with the multure pertaining to the foresaid si.xth of the mill, and uith all profits 
whatsoever due yearly to me within the said town or lordship of 1 hankerton, 
and with all and sundry other liberties, commodities, easements and righteous 
pertinents whatsoever, named or not, beneath or above the i-arth in all and by 
all pertaining to or by any means which ought to pertain in future to the said 
ten oxgangs, half cotland, and sixth of the mill within the said town and lordship 
of Thankerton, as freely, quietly, fully, wholly, and honourably as I the said 
William or anvonc of mv predecessors held or possessed the said land and part 



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of the mill with pertinents of our lord the King : Rendering therefore yearly the 
said John Geddesse and his heirs service due and wont to our lord the King for 
the said ten oxgangs as for other services, secular exa.ctions, questions, or 
demands which can be asked or required by me or my heirs for the said lands 
with pertinents and I the said William and my heirs, Lords of Hoprew, will 
warrand, acquit, and for ever defend all the said lands and part of the mill with 
pertinents to the said John and his said heirs against all men and women : In 
testimony whereof my seal is appended to this my present charter at 
Louchquorwart : Witnesses, etc. [H.) 

39^. 25th July 1396. A procuratoric of resignatioun be Elizabeth 
Lyndesay of the Landis of West Barnis in the handis of King Robert of the 
daitt the 25 of Julij 1396. No. 10, 1619 Belion Inventory. (//.) 

40. 5th Feb. 1397/8. In nomine domini Amen per hoc presens 
publicum Instrumentum cunctis pateat euidenter quod anno ab incarnacione 
eiusdem MmoCCCmo nonagesimo septimo mensis fifebruarii die quinta 
Indicione sexta pontificatus sanctissimi in Christo patris ac domini nostri 
domini Benedicti diuina prouidencia pape Xiij anno quarto coram nobila 
domina domina Joneta de Giffart domina de Zester Willelmo de Sancto claro 
tunc ballivo suo pro tribunali sedentibus et me notario subscripto et testium 
infrascriptorum comparuit henricus de Cokbourn cum prolocutori suo Willelmo 
de Cokbourn domino de Scralyn dicte domine monstravit et publice perlegi 
fecit quasdam litteras patentes quarum una sub sigillo domini Johannis de 
Strathavane rectoris ecclesie de Morham de donacione cuiusdam pecie terre 
capelle de Duncanlaw sigillata et alia littera super assedacionem et suum 
dimisionem cuiusdam tenementi cum suis pertinenciis quondam Alexandri de 
Stratoune et sigllo thome de Dun quondam burgensis de hadyngtoune patente 
sigillata ut asseruit quas litteras sic ostensas et publice perlectas dictus 
Willelmus dictam dominam nomine et ex parte fratris sui antedicti cum 
instancia requisivit ut dicta domina dictas terras dictum henricum gaudere 
permittere voluerit prestauit eciam dictus henricus quod si aliqua bona super 
predictas terras invenire potuerit ea pro firmis preteritis distringendo voluerit 
Ad quod dicta domina in presencia plurimorum respondebat dicens quod mulier 
erat et conselio amicorum suorum ligata fuit et per illo die talibus evidenciis 
sibi fuerunt ignote Qua propter dicta domina sumptibus suis sub manu publica 
copias earundem sibi tradi peciit Ita vt concelio suo super hoc consulto infra 
tempus raconabile ilium responsum dare potuerit effectuosum videlicet ante 
festum Sancte Elene proximo futurum quas copias ei conferre non tenebantur 
ut asseruerunt nee nellent neque comodum de dictis terris de terminis transactis 
prolongare vellent post cuiusquidem litterarum presentacionem et dicte domine 
ipsarum copiarum petitionem ac ipsarum denegacionem prefata domina a me 
notario publico subscripto sibi fieri peciit publicum Instrumentum Acta sunt hec 
in plana curia dicte domine de Zester tenta in ecclesiam de Bothanis sub anno 
die mense Indicione et pontificatu quibus supra presentibus Uiscretis viris et 
dominis hugone de Berclay domino de Kylbreny militi Johanne de Strathauane 
Johanne filio thome et Johanne broune rectoribus ecclesiarum de Morhame 
Bothanis et de Cranshawys Johanne Zounge de Shirrafe syd hugone de Wode 
cum aliis testibus ad premissis vocatis specialiter et rogatis. 

" Locus Sio-ni." -^Vf.^" Johannes de Jedworth clericus Sanctiandree diocesis 
pubhcus impenali auctoritate notarius, etc. {H. and N.) 

Translation. 

instrmnent Hf.?' ""i ^°''' ^'"'" L ^^^^ ^' ^^ P'^^"^^ P^'ent bv this public 
instiument that, in the year from the Incarnation of Our Lord i-,07 fifth dav of 

n LtHv ?ath:?m7h' "f ' 'f^'f^ ^^ ^^^^^'^ ^^^^^ ^^ ^^1 ^^'n^ificall of\he 
most holy fathei in Christ and our lord Benedict XIII. bv divine orovidence 
Pope, Before a noble lady Dame Jonet de Giffart, Lady of kstc'v^nd W^^^^^^^^^ 



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de Sinclair, then her baillie, sitting in judgement, and me the notary, and Uie 
witnesses underwritten there compeared Henry de Cokbourn with his pro- 
locutor William de Cokbourn, lord of Scralyn, who shewed to the said lady, and 
caused to be publicly read certain patents, one sealed with the seal of Sir John 
de Strathavane, rector of the kirk of lAIorham, upon the gift of a certain part of 
the land of the Chapel of Duncanlaw, and another letter upon the assedation 
and his demission of a certain tenement with its pertinents of umquhile 
Alexander de Stratoune and plainly sealed with the seal of Thomas de Dun late 
burgess of Haddyngtoune as he asserted, which letters thus shewn and 
publicly read, the said William on behalf of his foresaid brother urgently 
requested the said Lady to permit the said Henry to enjoy the said lands ; and 
the said Henry promised that if he could find any goods on the said lands he 
was willing that they should be distrained for byrun rents : To which the said 
Lady in presence of many replied saying that she was a woman and bound by 
the counsel of her friends and they were ignorant to that day of such evidents, 
wherefore the said lady asked that copies should be made publicly for her at 
her own expense thereof, so that counsel upon this having Ijeen taken she 
would be able to give a reply within a reasonable time, namely before the 
Feast of S. Helen next to come, which copies to give her they were not bound, 
as they asserted, nor were they willing, nor did they wish to defray the profit of 
the said lands of the terms past after the presentation of the said letters : upon 
the desire of the said lady for copies thereof and the refusal thereof, the said 
Lady asked me the notary public underwritten to make her a public instrument : 
Done in the open court of the said Lady of Zester, held in the Kirk of Bothans 
in the year, day, month, indiction, and pontificate as above : Witnesses, etc., 
specially called and summoned to the premises : And I John de Jedworth, 
clerk of S. Andrews diocese, notary public by Imperial authority, etc. (//".) 

4:1. 25th February 1397-8. In dei nomine Amen per hoc presens publi- 
cum Instrumentum cunctis Pateat euidenter quod anno ab incarnacione eiusdern 
Millesimo CCC mo nonagesimo sepitimo mensis ffebruarii die • xxv • Indicione 
Sexta pontificatus Sanctissimi in Christo patris ac domini nostri domini Bene- 
dicti diuina prouidencia pape xiij anno quarto In mei notarii presencia et testium 
infrascriptorum ad hoc specialiter rogatorum • presencia personaliter constitutus 
Alexander de Stratouna filius et heres quondam Johannis de Stratoun confessus 
est in presencia reuerende domine sue domine Jonete de Giffart domine sue 
superiore terrarum suarum de Duncanlaw quod omnes dictas suas cum pertin- 
enciis sibi hereditarie pertinentes infra dictam villam et territorium de Duncane- 
law iacentes plane et omnino venditit cum omni Jure etclameoque dictis terris 
habuit Alexandro de Cokbourne defuncto quondam domino de langtouna pro 
quadam summa pecunie sine concensu • uel assensu autaliqua lecencia domini 
sue superiore antedicte alienauit confessus fuit et dictus Alexander de Stratoun 
coram dicta domina et me notaris publico ac aliorum plurimorum quod inter 
ipsum et dictum Alexandrum de Cokbourne post supradiclam vendiscionem 
dictarum terrarum euidencias assedacionis pro termino nouemdecim annoruni 
predicto Alexandro de Cokbourne fecit et concessit super quibus omnibus et 
singulis superius enarratis tam de vendiscione et sine concensu domine sue 
superioris dictarum terrarum alienacione ac et dc facturaeuidencia pro termino 
supradicto antedicta domina a me notario publico subscripto sibi fieri peciit 
publicum Instrumentum Acta sunt hcc apud Duncanelaw sub anno die mensc 
Indicione et pontificatu quibus supra Prcscntibus discrctis viris et dominis 
Archebaldo de Cunynghame militi Johanne filio Thome Johannc hroun rectori- 
bus ecclesiarum de Cranshawis et Bothanis hugone dc prcstwik scutifero Johanne 
Zoung de Shiraffesyd cum aliis testibus ad premissa vocatis et rogatis. 

Et ego Johannes de Jedworth clcricus Sancti andree diocesis publicus 
Imperiali auctoritate notarius etc. (//. and N.) 

Translation. 
In the name of God, Amen '. May it plainly appear to all by this present 
public Instrument that, in the year 1397 from the Incarnation of Our Lord, of 



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the month of February the 25th day, sixth indiction and fourth year of the 
pontificate of the most holy father in Christ and our Lord Benedict XIII. 
by divine providence Pope, in presence of me the notary pubhc and the under- 
written witnesses specially summoned hither there compeared personally 
Alexander de Stratoun, son and heir of umquhile John de Stratoun, and con- 
fessed in presence of his reverend lady Dame Jonet de Giffart, his Lady Superior 
of his lands of Duncanlaw, that he had sold and alienated all his lands with 
pertinents belonging heritably to him lying in the town and territory of Duncan- 
law plainly and fully with all right and claim he had in the said lands to the 
late Alexander de Cokbourne, umquhile Laird of Langtown, for a certain sum 
of money without the consent or assent or o.ther licence of his foresaid Lady 
Superior ; and the said Alexander de Stratoun confessed before the said Lady 
Superior, me the notary public, and many others that he made and granted to 
the foresaid Alexander de Cokbourne after the foresaid sale of the said lands 
evidences of assedation for the term of 19 years to the said Alexander de 
Cokbourn : Upon all and sundry this above narrated anent the sale and aliena- 
tion of the said lands without the consent of his Lady Superior and of the 
making of evidents for the foresaid terms, the foresaid Lady asked me the 
underwritten notary to make her a public Instrument : Done here at Duncane- 
law in the year, day, month, indiction and pontificate above written : Witnesses, 
etc. : And I John de Jedworth clerk of S. Andrews diocese, notary public by 
Imperial authority e/c. {//.) 

41 . 13th March 1398/9. Minute of an indentourbetwene the Archbischop 
of Glasco and William the Hay Lord (so he is styled) Locherwode anent the 
kirk of Lyne 13 March 1398, No. i 0/1622 Locharret hiventory (tioi in Ren. 
Eps. Glasg.) (//.) ^ \ i> 

42. 15th January 1399^1400. Robertus dei gracia Rex scotorum Reue- 
rendo m christo patri Ciilberto eadem gracia episcopo Abirdonensi Cancellario 
nostro salutem Sciatis quod confirmauimus donacionem et concessionem illas 
quas Willelmus de haya de lochquorwart et de hoprcu fecit et concessit dilecto 
consanguineo suo Johanni de Geddesseprohomagio et seruicio suode omnibus 
terns suis videlicet dccem bouatis terre vna cum dimidia parte vnius terrc que 
vocatur coleland et sexta parte molendini in villa et domino de thankartoune 
cum pertinenciis infra vicecomitatum de lanark Tenendis et habendis dictis 
decem bouatis cum dicta dimidia parte que vocatur coteland et sexta parte 
molendini predicti cum pertinenciis predicto Johanni de geddesse et heredibus 
suis mascuhs de corpore suo legittime procreandis quibus deficientibus Andree 
de geddesse secundofilio fratris predicti Johannis et heredibus suis masculis de 
corpore suo legittime procreandis quibus forsan deficientibus veris et legittimis 
heredibus prefati Johannis quibuscunque in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum 
adeo hbere et quiete plenarie integre honorifice bene et in pace in omnibus et 
per omnia sicut in carta dicti Willelmi sibi inde confecta plenius continetur 
Saluo seruicio nostro Quare vobis mandamus et precipimus quatenus cartan 
nostram sub magno sigiUo nostro in forma capelle nostre debita dicto Tohanni 
hen faciatis super confirmacione nostra antedicta Datum sub sigillo nostro 
secreto apud Edinburgh decimo quinto die mensis January Anno regni nostri 
Decimo. '^ "usui 

Translation. 
Robert, by the grace of God, King of Scots to a Reverend father in Christ 
Gilbert, by the same grace Bishop of Aberdeen, our Chancellor Greetino ■ Wi 
ye that we have coiifirmed that gift and grant, which William de Haya of 
Lochquorwart and Hopreu made and gave to his beloved kinsman Joh^? de 
Geddesse for his homage and service, of all his lands namely, ten oxgan-s of 
land with the half of a land called the Coteland and the sixth of the mfu n the 
town and lordship of Thankartoune with pertinents in the shire of Lana 1 To 
be held and had, the said ten oxgangs with the said half called the Cotehnd 



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and the sixth of the said mill with pertinents, by the foresaid John de Geddesse 
and the heirs male to be born lawfully of his body, whom failing by Andrew de 
Geddesse, second son of the foresaid John's brother, and the heirs male to be 
born lawfully of his body, whom perchance failing by the true and lawful heirs 
whomsoever of the said John, In fee and heritage for ever as freely and quietlv, 
fully, wholly, honourably, well and in peace in all and by all as is more fully 
contained in the charter made thereanent to him by the said William, Reserving 
our service : Wherefore we command and charge you that you cause a charter 
to be made under the Great Seal in due form of our Chancery to the said John 
upon this our above-mentioned confirmation : Given under our Privy Seal at 
Edinburgh, fifteenth day of the month of January in the tenth year of our reign 
(loth year of Robert III., 1399). (H.) 

4:0. 1400. He it Knawyne til al yat yis lettir Heris or seis me Tassy of 
Maxwellordof ye thrid part of Strathardil til hafgravntytt fullelegyffyne til Dam 
Johanna gyffart lady of yhest my Eldmodir to by al ye landyis wt ye aptynance 
qwhilk was vmqwhil John of Statonys lyand wt in ye Barvn'ry of Dvncanlaw ye 
qwhilk land was haldyn of ye forsaid lady Dam John and for to tvrne it halely 
in hir oyise and for to gyf it to qwhat kirk of Chapel yat scho likys for ye 
merytabil heile of hir saule t hir foreldris t ourys and at our yat J conferm be 
yis my my {sic) lettir hir gyft in ye maner beforsaid t resyngys til hir al my reyth 
or clame yat I hafe in yat said land or my hafe til it be any maner of secular 
lauch cevile or canone in tym to come And gyf yat I ye forsaid Tassy or any of 
my ayris my atturnayis or my assignes agayn callis or agayn standis yis forsaid 
counand I obliste me my ayris or my atturnayis or my assignes or any in my 
name or throw me in fourty pvnd of sterlingis to be vpleftyt at the wil of any 
man lerd or lawyt yat happynys to duele wt ye said land or for to haf it eftir ye 
dissese of the forneyt lady my Eldmodir or yhit agayne call it in hir lyife or in 
any tym to come and to ye mar Sekyrnes of ye qwhilk thyngis fermly to be 
yhemyt t heldyne I haf svorne abodily athe in ye presence of syndry In ye 
witnese of the qwhilk thyng be cause yat I had na seal redy of my awyn I 
pcurit the seil of an honabile lady Uam Alice ye lydesay Porese of ye Nunnys 
of hadyngton t ye coinone seile of ye Pryorese wt ye assent t ye consent of ye 
cowand of ye forne yt abbay to be set to yis psand lettir in ye absent of my seile 
Gyffyn at at {sic) Hadyngtone In ye yheir of our lord Jm ccc nynty ye lend ■ (//. 
and Al.) 

44. 20th May 1407. Confirmation-by Archibald Earl of Douglas, Lord of 
Galloway and warden of the Marches of Scotland towards England, to Sir 
William of Haya of Lochorward, Knight, and his heirs, of a gift granted by the 
illustrious David late King of Scots to Patrick Flemyng, of the office of Sherifl' 
of Peebles. Dated 20th May 1407. (/I/.) 

Seal of the Earl, of which the greater part is in good state, the edi^es broken. 

45. 4th Dec. 1409. Obligation, in vernacular, by Henry Sender Earl of 
Orknay and William Sender of Hirdmanstoun, Knights, to Sir William the 
Hay, Lord of Lochwhorwart, for Dame Margaret Countess of Marrand Angous, 
to secure the refunding of the sum of ^"loo ^cots ; to the said Sir W illiam, his 
heirs, &c., within a year, if the contract of marriage of William of Douglas 
Earl of Angous, with a daughter, qwha sa hit be, of the said Sir W illiam, fa. 
by reason of the death of the said Earl, if the marriage be fult.lled between the 
son and heir of the said Sir William and Elizabeth the sister of the said Earl ot 
Angous, then the said i:ioo shall not be refunded-and if the said Earl oppose 
the said marriage the said Earl of Orkney and William Sincler bind them to 
pay to the said Sir William Hay l\oo scots with i;200 in name of costs. At 
Hirdmanstoun 4th December 1409. (.</• and H.'^ 

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46. 1 2th Dec. 14 lo. Acquittance Ijy Margaret Countess of Marr and 
Angus to Sir William Hay Laird of Locherwart, of ^loo " usuale money of the 
Kyngryk of Scotlande," in which he was obliged to her for cause of marriage of 
her son's son Wyllyhum of Douglas Eryl of x^nguse and Larde of Ledalysdale. 
At Bagby I2th December 1410. {^M.) 

Seal gone. 

47. 28th Sept. 1414. Charter by Archibald Earl of Douglas, Lord ot 
(ialloway and Annandale, in favour of Sir William de Haya of Lochworward, 
Knight, of the lands of Auchqwone, in the Sheriffdom of Wigton and Lordship 
of Galloway, on resignation thereof by Sir Thomas Makcowlauch, Knight, at 
the College of Linclowden in presence of many nobles. Holding to the said Sir 
William of the granter in fee and heritage, for services used and wont. At 
Edinburgh 28th September 1414. Witnesses, Sir Henry de Sancto claro Earl 
of Orkney, Sir William of Douglas of Drumlanrig, William of Borthwik of that 
Ilk, John of Moubray and John of Sinclair, Knights, Adam of Hepburne of 
Halis, Robert of Levinstoune, Robert of Hoppringil, William of Edmonstoun, 
William of Sinclair, Esquires, and Master James of Fawside secretary to 
the Earl of Douglas. i^M.) 

Seal of the granter in good condition. Seal is not attached. 

Note. — This document is in a very wasted condition, and the matter of this abstract 
has been supplied from a copy which follows. 

4o. 28th Sept. 1414. Fifteenth Century Copy of the foregoing on paper. 
The following is jotted on the back. Of qwytsonday the zer of gras m iiij and 
XV (1415). Item. Thorn hoye 4sh.2d. : It. Thorn Alexandersoun 8sh.4d. : It. 
Jon Alixandersoun 8sh.4d. : Jon Alixandersoun, soun, 8sh.4d. : It. Jon of May 
I4sh. : It. Wil Roggersoun 6sh. : It. Wil. Jonson 5sh. : It. Robyn of Morham has 
tan fra Wil of blakby i5sh.7d. : It. the said Robyn 7 sh.iod. Of the mal of 
martymes. Alan Walkar 5sh. : It. to Howlota Stovoun 2od. : It. to Gras Ranis 
i6d. : It. Thom the hay 6sh. : It. to the lord 4sh. and 4d. : It. Jon Alisandersoun, 
soun, 8sh.4d. : It. the Wif 8sh. : It. Jon of Stratoun 4sh. : It. to Howlotta 
Stovoun 4sh. : It. Jon of Strattoun 4sh. : It. Robyn Rechardsoun has part 
^4-5sh. : It. Wil Jonsoun of Berford losh. : It. Wil Roggersoun I2sh.6d. : It. 
Patroun Dobsoun 4sh.8d. : It. Jon of May i5sh.iod. : It. Rechard of May 
4sh. lod. : It. Wil Roggarsoun 4sh.2d. : Summa 56sh. 

It. Androw Harddy has part of the mal 27sh.8d. : It. 4osh. : It. 8sh. for 
hymself: It. I7sh. : It. losh. for hymself: It. 8sh. : It. I3sh.4d. : It. losh. and 

sa Anddrow his award 8sh.6d. of the : It. balmalkyn 5sh.6d. : It. Thom 

smetht 35sh.iod. : It. to the lord i6sh.6d. : It. to the leddy I4d. : It. to the lord 
I2d. : andsa he is awand 5sh.6d. i^H.) 

49. 6th Oct. 1 414. Precept by Archibald Earl of Douglas, Lord of 
Galloway and Annandale, to Outhred MacDowell sheriff of Wigton to infeft 
Sir William Hay of Louchorwart, Knight, in the lands of Auchqwhone, in the 
sheriffdom of Wigtoun and Lordship of Galloway. At Edynburgh 6th October 
1414- {M.) 

Seal of the Earl, in fairly good condition. 

50. 6th Janry. 1414/5. Dispensation by Wm. Bishop of Glasgow, follow- 
ing on and narraling a letter to him from Pope Benedict (Anti Pope Benedict 
XIII.), dated 3 Ides Dec. an pont. 19 (n Dec. 1413), to Wm. de Douglas Earl 
of Angus and Margaret daughter of Sir Wm. de la Hay the elder, knt, although 
related in the fourth degree of consanguinity : Dated at the Castle of Zester, 
Peast of Epiphany (6 Jan.) 1414 : Witnesses, Wm. de Hav knt., lord of Zester ' 



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Wm. de Hay his son and heir ; Wm. de Borthwic, son and heir of Sir \Vm. 
Borthwic ; Jas. de Lawedre ; Rob. de Lawedre ; Masters Jas. Walter Arch- 
deacon of Thevidale ; David de Name ; Sirs Thos. de Lawedre canon of 
Dunbar and others : Written by the Bishop's notary, Wm. Ra, priest Glasg. 
die, N.P. I.a. (//.) 

Fragment of Bishop Lavvder's seal appended, red wax upon green. 

Ol. 26th Jan. 1418/9. Indenture between William de ia Hay Lord of 
Lochqwerwert Sheriff of Feblis with consent of William de la Hay his son and 
heir, on the one part, and Master Robert de Moffete canon of Glasgow and 
perpetual vicar of the parish kirk of Peblis, with consent of Sir William de 
Lavvcdyr Bishop of Glasyow and the chapter thereof, on the other part, whereby 
the said Sir William dc la Hay and his heirs shall have the Kirklands lying 
from the water called Raburn on the west part ; and the said vicar shall have 
the lands of Geddowrtpfelde lying from the said Raburn on the east part, with 
all rights and liberties, manse, commodoties, &c., according to the marches as 
they are at the time of this contract. Dated at Peblis 26th January 141 8. 
Witnesses, Thomas de la Hay, Sir William Ade dean of Peblis, John Gedas, 
Sir David Forestar vicar of Edylstown, and .Adam Robertson burgess of 
Peblis. {M. and H.) 

The seals of the Bishop, the chapter of Glasgow and the vicar have lieen appended ; 
the first and last only remain and are somewhat defaced. 

52. 1 8th ¥t.h. 1 41 8/9. Precept by Archibald Earl of Douglas, Lord of 
Gal way and of Annandale direct to Robert of Crichtoun and his fallow Mcgyewe 
his officers, directing them to see the maills of the lands of aucht Qwhow lying 
in the said Lordship of Galloway and which pertain to Sir William the Haye of 
Louchorwart, paid to the said Sir William: At (Edinburgh) i8th February 

1418. {M.) 

Paper badly decayed and torn. Small fragment of Earl's seal remains. 

52-^. 23rd January 1419/20. A precept of Sasine be George Erie of Merch 
for giving seising to William Cunninghame of the Landis of Beltone and 
Kilpallet of the dait the 23 of January 1419. lYo. 12, 1619 Iklton Inveniory. 

52^. 24th January 1419/20. Ane instrument maid be William Cranstoun 
Sheriff of the countie of Merch of a saising given be him to the said William 
(Cunningham) be vertew of the precept abune specifeit of the daitt the 24 Jarij 

1 4 19. No. 13, 1 619 Belton Inventory. (//.) 

53. 1st August 1420. Petition addressed to Henry liiahop of St. .Andrews 
by William de Hay knight. Sheriff of Peebles ; Thomas Boyd, with the consent 
of his eldest son and heir Thos. Boyd ; Eustace Maxwell ; and Dougal M 'Dowel, 
co-lords of the Lordship of Zester and patrons in turn of the Parish Kirk of 
Bothanis craving the erection of the saiQ kirk into a College for a Provost and 
four Prebendaries : see No. 55, where this petition is embodied in the Founda- 
tion Charter by the Bishop. (//.) 

The seals of the four granters are appended in fair condition. '1 he seal of Sir William 
Hay shews the earhest examjile of the Hay of Yester arms, Fraser (in the 1st and 
4th) quartering, Giffard (in the 2nd and 3rd quarters), and the Hay arms on a 
surtout. The crest is a ram's head. 

54. i2th April 1421. Instrument at the instance of Dame Alicia de Hay 
Lady of Zeister, wife of Sir Wm. de Hay lord of Zeister, upon the consent of 



44 Calendar of Writs preserved at Yester House. 

Sir John Richar.lson Rector of the Parish Kirk of Bothans to its erection into 
a CoMegc Kirk in terms of No. 53, which was shewn to him, the seal of Eustace 
de Maxwell not yet affixed, on condition that a pension, to be fixed by the 
Bishops of S. Andrews and Glasgow, be paid him from the said Kirk : Done 
in the Castle of Ziester, in the room of the said Sir John, 12 midday, 12 April 
14-' I • Witnesses, Sir Wm. Adam, Dean of the Christianity of Pebles ; David 
lie Borthwik ; Thos. de Hay ; Thos. Wode ; and Andrew Roucel : Thos. de 
Lawcdre, clerk S. And. die, M.A., N.P., A.a. {H.) , 



55. 23nd April 142 1. Universis Christi fidelibus ad quorum noticias 
picsentes littere pervenerint Henricus permissione divina Episcopus Sancti- 
andree Salutem in omnium saluatorc Splendor eterne glcrie qui suam niundum 
illuminat ineffabili claritate pia vota fidelium de sue maiestatis clemencia tunc 
benigno favore prosequitur cum devota ipsorum humilitas et sincerus affectus 
in divini cultus augmentacione fervere noscantur piis queprecibus et benemeritis 
adiuuantur Justis quoque postulantium precibus quos fides spes et caritas ad 
devocionis affectum et divini cultus augmentum continue sollicitant ut ad 
gratiam dispositi et ad gloriam iuvitati in piis actibus fervencius et instancius 
persuerent tam vigor et favor equitatis quam ordo racionis favere nos inducunt 
Nos igitur pium affectum nobilium virorum Willelmi de haya militis vicecomitis 
vicecomitatus de peblis thome boyde eustacii de maxwell et dowgalli makdowale 
condominorum porcialium dominii de Zester et compatronorum vicissim et al- 
ternis vicibus ecclesie parochialis de bothanis nostre dyocesis ipsorum unanimi 
consensu et assensu predictam ecclesiam de bothanis in perpetuum collegium 
seu coUegiatam ecclesiam unius propositi et quatuor capellanorum perpetuis 
temporibus duraturam quantum in eis fuit erigi cupiencium et erigencium ac 
nobis per suas patentes litteras ipsorum sigillis sigillatas ut hujusmodi erectionem 
ac ipsorum disposicionem et ordinacionem approbare et confirmare humilites 
supplicantium per nostri sollicitudinem officii ad eftectum perduci debitum 
cupientes dictas litteras illorum ordinacionem et supplicacionem continentes 
recepimus quarum tenor de verbo ad verbum sequitur sub hiis verbis Reverendo 
in Christo patri ac domino Henrico permissione divina Episcopo sanctiandree 
Nos Willelmus de haya miles vicecomes vicecomitatus de peblis Thomas 
Boyde cum consensu et assensu thome Boyde filii mei primogeniti et heredis 
Euslacius de Maxwell et dougallus mc douell domini dominii de Zester porciales 
et compatroni vicissim et alternis vicibus ecclesie parochialis de Bothanis vestre 
dyocesisvestri filii humiles et devoti Reverencias omnimodas debitas cum honore 
Cum enim mundus vita presens et mundana (gaudia) transtoria et vana multipli- 
citer dinoscantur Nos considerantes celestia perpetue duratura nostros animos 
pia devotione excitat et inducit ut de bonis temporalibus nobis a summo collatis 
eidem retributori et merito quam possumus reddamus eterna Intendentes 
terrena in celestia commutare ad perpetuam rei memoriam pro salute animarum 
nostrarum uxorum progenitorum nostrorum et sucessorum et omnium fidelium 
defunctorum ut cultus divinus in (sanctum) ecclesiam dei augeatur proposuimus 
et intendimus et unanimi consensu et assensu sine revocacione quacumque 
proponimus disponimus et ordinamus vestra autoritate ordinaria mediante pre- 
bendo confirmacionem de ordinatis per nos porciales et compatronos predictos 
in dictam ecclesiam de Bothanis perpetuum collegium unius prepositi et quatuor 
capellanorum perpetuis temporibus duraturum pro quorum sustentacione dictam 
ecclesiam dotamus modo et forma quibus sequitur videlicet prepositus qui pro 
tempore fuerit et in dicta prepositura presidebit omnes fructus redditus et pro- 
ventus eiusdem ecclesie de bothanis cum suis pertinenciis percipiet pro tempore 
vite sue solvendo inde annuatim ad quatuor anni terminos ad festa pentecostes 

sanctilaurcncii omnium sanctorum etpurificationisbeate marie vigintioctomarcas 
usuahs monete scocic proporcionaliter duobus capellanis uni videlicet decem 
hbras qui curam in dicta ecclesia de Bothanis geret animarum una cum sufficiente 
mansione pro dicto capellano in terra ecclesiastica situata altei vero capellano 
tresdecim marcas usuahs monete scocie una cum sufficienti mansione in eadem 
terra ecclesiastica pro eodem Tercius vero capellanus totam teriam de 



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Kirkbank vulgariter appellatain habebit que extendit ad valorem quatiior 
niarcarum cum dimidia cum molendino. in dicta terra situato extendente ad 
valorem duarum marcarum et unam mansionem in terra ecclesiastica cum 
orto situatam ad valorem unius marce et in augentacionem sue porcionis 
damns concedimus dec et dicte capellanie perpetue mortificamus quinque 
husbandlandis et quinque cotelandis iacentes infra terram de duncanelaw que 
extendunt ad valorem quinque marcarum cum dimidia Insuper nos compatroni 
predicti ordinamus et consentimus quod ecclesia de morame vestre dyocesis ad 
nostram vicissim et alternis vicibus presentacionem spectans cum vacauerit erit 
annexa dicto coUegio et ecclesie de Bothanis et de ipsius ecclesie de morame 
fructibus fundabitur quarta capellania cuius capellanus fructus redditus et pro- 
ventus eiusdem percipiet solvendo inde annuatim iura episcopalia et archidia- 
conalia debita et consueta et in eadem ecclesia de morame capellanus qui pro 
tempore fuerit parochianis faciei divinum servicium et alia sacramenta ecclesi- 
astica debite deservire Prepositus vero predictus et qui pro tempore fuerit de 
fructibus dicte ecclesie de Bothanis iura episcopalia et archidiaconalia debita 
et consueta solvet prout rector eiusdem antequam in collegium fuerat erecta 
alias solvere consuevit Nos vero compatroni predicti ad dictam preposituram 
cum vacauerit iure debito presentabimus sine contradictione quacunque ad 
capellanias vero nostrum quilibet unum per se capellanum ydoneum presentabit 
cuius capellanie presentacio cuiusc[uam per se eidem presentanti et suis 
successoribus pertinebit Preterea nos compatroni predicti fundamus et ordina- 
mus quatuor altaria in dicta ecclesia de Bothanis pro dicto preposito et capel- 
lanis inibi deo perpetue servituris In vestimentis libris calicibus tintinabulis 
vrceolis et aliis ornamentis sufScienter ornata ad que altaria et ornamenta iidem 
prepositus et capellani supportanda et totiens quotiens necesse fuerit renovanda 
cum pane vino candelis et aliis necessariis imperpetuum obligantur Item 
ordinamus quod quolibet die festo predictum prepositum et capellanos pre- 
dictos una cum sutificiente clerico qui sciat legere et cantare ad magnum altare 
celebrabitur missa cum nota et alia missa cum nota ad altare nostra domine 
et quolibet alio die non festo una missa cum nota ad magnum altare et quod ad 
quamlibet niissam (secretam) per predictos capellanos et eorum quemlibet cele- 
brandum diebus festivis et non festivis dicatur pater noster cum ave maria in 
(exordio ?) misse pro animabus fundatorum cum aliis coUectis in memento Idem 
vero prepositus et capellani in dicta prepositura et capellaniis facient residentiam 
personalem pro tempore vite sue aliam quoque curam seu servicium non habe- 
lount et quod fuit bone conversationis et vite et quod quilibet admittendus ad 
capellanias predictas sit sufficiens in cantu et lectura et dicti prepositus et 
capellani dicient placebo et dirige cum nota pro animabus annuatim fundatorum 
viviventium et mortuorum et quolibet die obitus patroni decentis cum contingat 
dicti superius prepositus et capellani ad matutinas horas et vesperas cum nota 
dicendi diebus festivis obligantur et aliis non festivis cum commode potuerunt 
nisi cum ipsis a superiore causa rationabili exigente fuerit dispensatum absentes 
vero se a matutinis horis et vesperis predictis in toto vel in parte ad dis- 
crecionem prepositi puniantur nisi subsit causa rationabilis excusandi volumus 
insuper quod dicti capellani qui pro tempore fuerint suo preposito in hiis que 
concernent divinum servicuim sint obedientes in omnibus Ileitis mandatis et 
honestis Nos igitur prenominati compatroni vestre Reverende paternitate suppli- 
camus humiliter et devote quatenus in hac parte nostrum desiderium adimplere 
dignetur gratiose dictam ecclesiam de bothanis in collegium erigendo prefatum 
que ecclesiam de morame cum vacuerit eidem ecclesie de Bothanis annexandam 
In cuius rei testimonium sigilla nostra presentibus sunt appensa primo diemensis 
augusti anno domini millesimo quadringentesimo vicesimo. Post quarum 
litterarum presentacionem et recepcionem pro parte predictorum nobilium 
vicibus repetatis nobis fuit instanter et humiliter supplicatum quatenus ipsorum 
disposicionem et ordinacionem ratificare et confirmare dictam ecclesiam de 
bothanis in collegium erigere ac ecclesiam parochialem de Morame nostre 
dyocesis cum vacauerit prefate ecclesie de bothanis annectere et unire et cetera 
omnia et singula in ipsorum nobilium litteris contenta ad efifectum deducere 
ipsorumque desiderium adimplere dignaremur Q- a ea propter i)redict()rum 
nobilium devotionem considerantes affectiones ad dei omnipotentis laudem et 



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lioiioieni et perpetuam animarum suarum memoriam et salutem matura 
deliberacione prehabita cum consensu et assensu prioris et capituli nostn 
sanctiandree prefatam ecclesiam de Bothanis in ecclesiam collegiatam erigimus 
et ipsiim in perpetuum collegium per prefatos nobiles erectam necnon terrarum 
reddituum et possessionum quarumcumque per prefatos nobiles prefate ecclesie 
de Bothanis et capellaniis in eadem fundatis datas concessas et mortificatas sub 
modis formis et reservacionibus infrascriptis approbamus ratificamus et pro 
nobis et successoribus nostris tenore presentium pro perpetuo confirmamus 
Salvo tamen nobis et sucessoribus nostris quibuscumque visitacione correctione 
et punitione canonica obediencia et iurisdictione omnimoda predictorum pre- 
positi et capellanorum salvisque nobis et successoribus nostris iuribus 
episcopalibus et archdiaconalibus et procuracionibus quas nobis et successori- 
bus nostris perpetuo reservamus salvis eciam nobis et successoribus nostris pre- 
dictorum prepositi et capellanorum nobis per predictos compatronos totiens 
quotiens prescriptas preposituram et capellanias vacare contigerit presentan- 
dorum institutionibus et destitutionibus ac provisionibus et coUacionibus capel- 
laniarum et prepositure predictarum Et ut divinus cultus in predicta ecclesia 
collegiata de bothanis augeatur consentimus quod ecclesia parochialis de 
Morame cum vacauerit eidem ecclesie de Bothanis sit annexa proviso 
quod dicta ecclesia parochialis de Morame debitis non fraudetur obsequiis et 
animarum cura in ipsa nullatenus negligatur Sed quod unus capellanus ydoneus 
per predictos compatronos vel ipsorum aliquem vite sua quotiens predictam 
ecclesiam de morame vacare contigerit nobis et nostris successoribus pre- 
sentetur a nobis nostrisque successoribus provisionem collacionem et insti- 
tucionem recepturis qui de ipsius ecclesie fructibus redditibus et proventibus ad 
ipsius sustentacionem honestam sufficientem habeat portionem qui siquid 
capellanus apud dictam ecclesiam de morame teneatur personalem residentiam 
et eiusdem cure animarum debite ministrare Proviso eciam quod universa et 
singula onera et Jura ordinaria et episcopalia ac archidiaconalia ex dicta 
ecclesia de Morame persolvi debita et consueta nobis nostrisque successoribus 
et archidiaconis laudonie qui pro tempore fuerint ex ipsius fructibus redditibus 
et proventibus perpetuis futuris temporibus persolvantur In quorum omnium et 
singulorum testimonium erectionem perpetuam firmitatem atque fidem corro- 
boracionem et confirmacionem huic scripto pro perpetuo duraturo Sigillum 
nostrum autenticum una cum sigillo capituli supradicti est appensum in domo 
capitulari sanctiandree vicesima secunda die mensis aprilis Anno dominis 
millesimo quadringentesimo vicesimo primo et consecrationis nostre decimo 
octavo. {H. a?id M.) 

Seal of ihe bishop appended, broken ; the chapter seal is gone. 

00 . 19th March 1426/7. Ane chartour cancellat be Walter Tuedy of 
Drumelzear witht consent of James Tuedy his sone to Thomas Phraser of Fruid 
of ane annuel rent of XL iiij sh. to be upliftit furth of the toun and territorie of 
Drumelzear daitit the 19 of Marche 1426. No. 21, 1632 Driimelzier Inve?jtory. 

Not among Hay of Duns MSS. 

06. 9th May 1430. Transumpt, see No. 249A, of a Confirmation under 
he (,rea Seal of a charter by Archd. Earl of Douglas Lord of Galloway and 
the Constabulary of Lauder to Wm. de Sinclair of the lands of Hirdmanstone 
and of Carfray ,n the said Constabulary : the lands of H. to be held in blanch 
firme and the lands of C. for homage and service of suits of court with waid 
relief, marriage, etc : Paying yearly at the Castle of Lauder a pair of gilt spurs 

Lt SuburSro M™' "'''^'/ '^*?' ^^^""'^^^ ^" J^"- '40' : ConfirSj 
Chancello Mnhn r""^ '''•'• "^ ('^30) : Witnesses, John, Bishop of Glasgow, 
Chancclloi John Porrestar of Corstorphin Chamberlain ; Walter de Ooilvv of 
L.ntrelhm, I reasurer, Knights; Mr. Wm. Foulis, Provost of the Colle|e Ki:l 



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of Bothwell, Keeper of the Privy Seal ; and Mr. Thos. de Mvretoun, Dean of 
Glasgow. {H.) 

NoU.—T\\^ original charter is in the Home of Wedderburn charter chest,— see Hist. 
MSS. Com. Report, 1902, No. 591. This confirmation is not in the Reg. Mag. 
Sig. • 

Ol. 3rd June 1430. Instrument of Sasine following on breve from the 
King's Chapel to Thomas Wolf baillie of the burgh of Haddington, in favour of 
Robert Bertrame "consanguineo," cousin, of the late William Bertrame, as heir 
to said William, of a tenement of land with pertinents, lying in the burgh of 
Haddington, on the west side of the street called the Hargate, between the 
land of John of Frude on the south, and the land inhabited by Andrew of 
Jedworth on the north. Dated 3rd June 1430 c. 10 a.m. Witnesses, Radulph 
Bowmaker, James of Aytoun, James of Boltoun, William Stensoun and Andrew 
of Jedworth burgesses of the said burgh. WilHam Harper notary. {M.) 

Seal wanting. 

0/ • 26th Nov. 1431. Ane instrument quhair Geo. Rippeth renunces the 
Landis of Wastbarnis and utheris Lyand within the barronie of Carrell (Crail) 
in favouris of .Sr. William Cunninghame of Beltone daittit 26 Novembr. 1431 
under the subscriptioun of Sr. Donald Post notar and preist. No. 14, 1619 
Belto/t Inventory. (//.) 

Do. 30th Sept. 1432. Retour of Inquest at Lanark before David de 
Hamyltoun, sheriff depute of L., by Alex. Lokhart of Lee, Thos. Wer of 
Blacwode, VVm. de Carmichaele of that Ilk, Jas. de Sandilandis, Rob. Wer, 
Wm. Scott, Phil. Inglis, John de Ledale, John Inglis of Bagby, John Ker of 
Culter, Geo. Wer, Andrew Alurhede, Thos. Inglis of Carnwithmur, John de 
Banachtyn of Corrox, John Watsoun of Gervaswode, Thos. de Dalzelle, and 
John de Bertoun, Jurors, finding Sir Thos. Hay, knt., heir to his father Sir Wm. 
Hay, knt., who died 11 years before, in the lands of Ethcarmur, in the shire of 
Lanark, worth 40 marks yearly and as much in time of peace, held of the Abbot 
of Arbroath for payment of half a stone of wax on said lands at the Feast of S. 
John the Baptist in name of blanche firme. Cf. Reg. Nig.de Aberbrothoc, 65. 
{H.) 

59. 13th Dec. 1432. Notarial Copy of No. 49 at the instance of Sir 
Thos. de Haya knt., lord of Lochorwart ; Done in the College Kirk of Bothans, 
10 a.m. 13 Dec. 1432 : Witnesses, Alan de Erskyn, Thos. Hay, Win. Flemyn, 
esquires, Sir John Rechardson provost of the said Kirk, Sir Wm. Knollis, and 
Sir Alan Pilmuir, chaplains : Wm. de Blar, priest Glasg. dio., N.P. (//.) 

60. 2oth Oct. 1433. 15th Century paper copy of an Inquest at Stobow, 
20 Oct. 1433, before Sir Thos. de Tudai of Glengevil, perpetual vicar of the 
Parish Kirks of Averlethen & Edilstoun, and commissary "/;/ hac parte" of John, 
Bishop of Glasgow, and Mr. Wm. de Fowllis, Keeper of the Privy Seal, and 
Rector of the Prebendal Kirk of Stobow within the Kirk of (Jlasgow, anent the 
Kirklands of \Vesterhoperho belonging to the vicarage of Stobow, by the 
following jurors', Thos. de Caverhel, Pat. de Lowse, John de Elphynstoun, 
Henry Patriton, Thos. Patriton, Wm. de Bothwyl, Stephan de Stenstoun, John 
de Stewarstoun, Rob. de Balcasky, Geo. de Murry, John Purdi, Wm. de 
Patriton, And. de Foullisland, Roger Lawriton, Thos. le Wecht, Adam de 
Fowlop, and John de Bowrhel. laymen, Sir Rob. Alanson (Alani) rector of 
Henriland, and Sir Rob. Mon, Sir Thos. de Mcidoun, Sir John Smel. and Sir 
Pat. de Fowlop, Chaplains, finding that the vicar of the vicarage of Stobow 



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holds the lands of Westerhoperho with pasturage of 40 animals, oxen and cows, 
and 2 horses, for two masses weekly, one on Wednesday and the other on 
Friday, in the Chapel of Westerhoperho. {H.) 

61. 6th April 1434. Retour of Inquest at Lanark before David de 
Hamiltoun, Sheriff depute, Tuesday 6 April 1434, by Thos. Wer of Blacwode, 
John de Bannachtyne of Corrax, Alex. Lokhart of Lee, Wm. de Carmichaele of 
that Ilk, John Folcart of Folcartoun. Andrew de Hamyltoun, Rob. Wer, Wm. 
Scott ygr. of Neniflar, Thos. de Calderwode, Simon de Sandilandis, Rocald Wer, 
Thos. Achinlek, Thos. de Symontoun, Geo. Wer, and Thos. Russale, Jurors, 
finding David de Hay heir of his brother SirThos.de Hay of Yhester, knt., who 
died 3 weeks before, in the sixth part of the lands of Bygarand mill thereof, and 
of Thancartoun and mill thereof; and also the sixth part of Lenechirtowne (the 
Nether town) of Strathavane, and a half of the quarter of the mill thereof, and 
an annual rent of 5s. from lands of Glengevil in the barony of Strathavane, all in 
the shire of Lanark held of the King by ward and relief. (//.) 

Four seals still appended. 

Oi . 6th April 1434. A retour of Sr. David Hay when he is retoured aire 
to his brother Sr. Thomas Hay in the baronie of Lochorwart and diverse 
utheris Landis. 6 Apryle 1434. No. 2,1 y(>22 Lockarret Inventory. (//.) 

D^. 14th Jan. 1434/5. Contemporary Copy on parchment of a Charter, of 
confirmation by David of Haia Lord of Yhestire, of a Charter granted by 
William Vernoure burgess of Edinburgh and Laird of Glenquothane in favour 
of John of Schaw Laird of Haly and his assignees, which failing to John of 
Schaw his son and heir, the heirs male of his body lawfully to be procreated, 
which failing to Adam of Schaw, also his son, and the heirs male of his body, 
which failing to Alexander of Schaw then to Robert and after him to James, 
likewise sons of the said John, which all failing, to the lawful and nearest heirs 
of the said John whomsoever ; of the lands of Glenquhothane, lying in the 
barony of Olivercastle and within the Sheriffdom of Peblis, holding of the 
granter in fee and heritage for ever. At Edinburgh 29th September 1434, 
Confirmed at Perth 14th January 1434. No witnesses. (M. and H.) 

63. 15th Feb. 1434/5. Indenture between Davy the Hay, Lord of Yester 
and Sheriff of Peebles on one part, and William of Geddes of Ladyhurd on the 
other part, whereby it is agreed that when the saids Davy and William or their 
heirs get two merks worth of land to buy in the Sheriffdom of Peebles, the said 
Davy and his heirs shall give to the said William and his Heirs to the buyincr 
of the said land, 40 merks scots, and if said land be got of any tenant of the 
said Davy, he shall give his consent thereto cost free, although it be 40 shillino^ 
worth, and when the said William has taken heritable possession of the same, 
he and his heirs "of twa maikysworth of annale rent, of the qwylk he has tane 
heretabyl state and possessyoun in Westerhaprew sail mak pure and svmpvl 
resyngacyoun" in the hands of the said Davy and his heirs, to remain with him 
and his heirs for ever. At Peblis 1 5th February 1434. Witnesses, Barnaba the 
Wach of Dawic, Patrik of the Lowys of ^lenar, Thomas ffreser of ffrude Tohn 
Davysoun and Thomas of the Louth burgess of Peblis. As the said William 
{M ""anTm ''"'"' ^^ P'"^'"'^"^ ^''^* °^ ^^''''•^ of Tuedy lard of Drumekare. 

Two tags, only one seal, that of Sir David Hay in good condition. 

\\r^^* fflJ? ^^■^l''^ '434/5- Be it kende til all men be thir presentez lettrez me 
William off Creichtoune off that ilk knycht maister off househalde to the king 
and sch.rraffe of Edinburght In the kingis name for to haffe ressawit and fullily 



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to hafife hade be the handis off a nobil man david the haya ofyhesterand 

schirrafte of pebhs tenescore off piindez twelfe pundez fifetene schillingis and foure 
penysse oft usuale mone oft" scotlande acht to the king for the raleifte off" the 
saide david— deliveiit in Edinburght for the quhiik forsuth soum off" tenescore of 
pundez twelfe pundez fyfetene schillingis and foure penysse oft'all the saide releiffe 
ui the kingis vname) I quitcleme and dischargis the saide david and hisairis for 
everinare but fraude or gile be thir present lettrez In witness oft" the quhiik 
thing to thir presentt lettrez I hafife to sete my seele at Edinburght the x day off 
marcij the zere off god jmcccc xxxiiii'' (1434) in presens off ser William off 
Borthwic oft" that ilk Robert gray thomas oft'lewyntoun and [ames off chawmer 
witht mony other. 

{Note appended.) — Debet de ista summa vicecomiti novemdecim libros 
quind.ecim solidos et quatuor denarios. {H^ 
On parchment, seal gone. 

DO. ist June 1435. Piocuratory by John de Geddes of Rauchane to Alex, 
de Geddes of Lyne and Win. de Geddes of Ladihurd to resign his lands of 
Thankartoun (as in No. 39) to the superior, David de Haya lord of Louchorwart : 
At Hoprew i June 1435. {H.) 

Seal appended, perfect. 

00. i2th July 1435. Charter by David de Haya of Yhesterand Hoprew to 
his kinsman John de Geddesse son of um. Andrew de G. of 10 bovates, the half 
of a coteland, and the sixth of the mill in the town and lordship of Thankartoun, 
reserving to the granter etc. the place called John Gray's garden in order to 
render service due and wont to the king, which lands belonged to um. John de 
Geddesse of Rauchane and were resigned by him : to be held by the sd. J. de G. 
and the heirs male of his body whom failing ; Geo. de G. his brother german etc., 
whom failing the lawful heirs of sd. John, of the granter and his heirs lords of 
Hoprew for payment of a penny in name of blanche firme : Castle of Peblis 12 
July 1435: Witnesses, Edmund de Haya of Thalow, the granter's brother 
german ; Walter de Twedy lord of Drummelyhore ; Bernaba de Vach lord of 
Dawyke ; Gilbert de Haya of Meynyhene; and Thos. Fressele of Frude. iH.) 

bi. 15th July 1435. Precept of Sasine by David de Haya of Yhester, lord 
of Hoprew, to his kinsman Gilbert de Haya of Menzane, his baillie, for John de 
Geddes, son of umquhile Andrew de G. of his lands of Thankartoun (as in Xo. 
66): Peblis 15 July 1435. {H.) 

67-^- 31st Dec. 1435 Notarial copy of No. 25, produced by John Flemyng 
burgess of Haddington, and made on behalf of David Hay of Yhester: Done at 
Haddington, 10 a.m. 31 Dec. 1435: Witnesses, John de Crumbi, baillie, for the 
time, of Haddington ; Thos. Wolf and Thos. Nicholas, burgesses of H.; Wm. 
Harper, clerk Glasg. dio., N.P.I.a. {H.) 

68. 21st January 1435/6. Rex. We have ressaved be the handis of david 

the hay of yhestre fyfty markis of the contribucioune that he suld gife til the 
passage of our dochter of the quhilkis thar wes twenty pundis deliverit til oure 
cosynge lorde of Erskyne // Gevyne under oure signet at perth the XXj day of 
Jan'uere the yhere of oure Regne XXXti (Jas. I a.r. 30—1435). \H.) 
Written on a long narrow strip of paper. Signet impressed, gone. 

68-^. 4th March 1435/6. .\ne instrument geven be Jhon Richard notare of a 
protestation against the seasing taken be William Borthike of the Mote of 
Lochquharet and half Lands of Middletoune in respect the said Mote is the 

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said David (Hay) his propre Lands and the half Lands of Middletone haddin of 
hini be service and waird and releuiffe 4 March I435- ^'o. 4, 1622 Locharret 
Im'entory. (//.) 

68^. 7lh March 1435/6. Notarial Copy of No. 21 at the instance of and 
produced by David de Hay, lord of Yhester: Done at Yhester 2 p.m. 7 March 
1435: Witnesses, Sir Pat. de Mortoun ; John Brysse, chaplains; Wm. de 
Gedas: John Wan, and Wm. de Morham : Wm. Harpar notary (//.) 

69. 24th Sept. 1436. Rex. We grant us to be content of tenscore of pundis 
and twelve fyfetene shillingis and foure pennyis of the Releffe of david the haya 
of Yhester gevin undre cure Signet at Edinburgh the xxiiij day of Septembre 
the yhere of oure Regne xxx'i- (//.) 

Written on a long narrow strip of paper. Signet impressed, slightly broken. 

70. 5th Nov. 1436. Transumpt (dated 1462, see No. 123A) of a Charter 
under the Great Seal by James I. in favour of the Abbot and Monks of Arbroath, 
his chaplains, stating that they hold their lands in pure and perpetual alms and 
free regality by the infeftments of his progenitors, Kings of Scots; ratifying 
these in all points ; and ordering his Justiciars, Sheriffs, Chamberlains Coroners, 
Judges, and their deputies, not to summon the said Abbot, monks and the 
tenants of their lands to their courts: At Edinburgh, 5 Nov. 1436. Cf. Reg. 
Nig. de Aberbrothoc, 79. {H.) 

70-^. 15th January 1436/7. Ane instrument geven be Robert Michell of Hird- 
manstoun where Sr. David Hay compeired in ane Schiryffe court withtin the 
'I'olbuith of Edinburgh and there objected against the service of William 
Horthike who auth not to have bene served aire to his father called William 
IJorthike also in the Mote of Loquharet and half Lands of Middletone hadden 
of the king for the reasons conteaned in the former instrument (see No. 68a). 
15 January 1436. No. 5, 1622 Lochary-et hiventojy. (//.) 

71. 15th May 1439. Contemporary copy of a Charter in form of indenture 
by Dungall Makdovell of Ma^karstoun to Edmund of Haye of Tallow, for his 
faithful help, counsel, and favour often rendered to the granter, of his fourth 
part of the lands of Linplum, lying in the barony of Dunkanlavv and shire of 
Lothian — Holding of the granter in fee and heritage for ever. Rendering 
yearly a pair of gloves at the Cross of the said barony, in name of blench ferme, 
at the feast of Pentecost, if asked ; At Dundee 15th May 1439. No witnesses' 
names given. Paper. {M. and H.) 

1 1 • 26th July 1439. Transumpt (dated 1462, see No. 123A) of a transumpt 
by way of Instrument at the instance of Sir Wm. de Dersy, Monk of Arbroath, 
of the Order of S. Benedict, cf. No. 70: Done in the Dwelling of the Granitar 
in the precincts of the Abbey of Arbroath 26 July 1439 : Witnesses, Sir John de 
.•\birbrothoc. Monk of the said monastery, John King, Thos. Spanky, and John 
Winter, burgess of Arbroath : Walter de Llownane, pr. S.And.dio., N.P A a 
(//.) 

72. 29th Jan. 1439/40- Charter by Edmund de Hay Lord of Wyndene and 
half of Lynplum in favour of his brother Sir David de Hay Lord' of Yhester 
Knight, of an annualrent of 20 shillings out of his lands of Wyndene and Linplum. 
Holding to the said Sir David and his heirs until the said Edmund and his heirs 
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\hester29th January 1439: Witnesses, Hugh of Hay the granter's brother. 
John of Borthwic, Thomas of Hay, Dougall Macdowale, Alan of Erskvn and 
Thomas Bel. Seal gone. {M.atidH.) 

to. 8th March 1440/1. Rex. Dere frende forquhy that the medow that is 
nere beside peblis callit the Kingesmedow is in oure handis. We charge yow 
that ye in oure name Recognoce the saide medow in our handis niakand 
inhibitioune that na man intromete witht it bot oure officiaris and entro- 
metouris undir al paine and charge may eftir folow / gevin under oure signet 
at Edinburgh the viij day of march and of oure Regne the ffyfte yere (1440,1. 
\'icecomite nostro de peblis et C (Sir David Hay of Yester). {//.) 

Written on a long narrow strip of paper on which is impressed the signet in good 
condition, protected by a plaited ring of rash imbedded in the wax. The 
endorsation states that Thomas de Lowche, sheriff depute of Peebles, recognosced 
said lands on Tuesday, 13th March, 1440: Witnesses, Gilbert Darlynge, "cliente 
regali," Thos. de Lvne, and John Kynpunt. 

/4:. 6th July 1441. Charter by John of Lachis to Edmund of Haya of 
Lynplum of an annual-rent of 6 shillings 8 pennies due to the granter out of the 
tenement of the late Patrick Bernarde lying in the burgh of Hadyngtoun on the 
south side of the market place {rnci fori) thereof, between the tenement of 
Rodger Tredgold on the east and the tenement of the late James Browstar on 
the wTst ; and an annual-rent of 6 shillings 8 pennies of the said tenement of 
James Browstar ; and an annual-rent of 10 shillings due to the granter of the 
tenement of John Harpar lying in the said burgh, between the said land of 
James Browstar on the east, and the land of the late Da\id Calyhour on the 
west ; and an annual-rent of to shillings of the said land of the late David 
Calyhour; and an annual-rent of 8 shillings of the tenement of James Lorimer, 
lying also on the south side of the said market place (^vici fori) between the land 
of the late James of Jedworth on the east and the land of the late John Lamb on 
the west : and an annual-rent of 8 shillings of the tenement of the late William 
Coupar lying in the said burgh in the Ba.xstarraw, on the east side of the said 
street, between the land of the late John of Aytoun younger on the north and 
the land of the late Thomas Paw on the south. Holding to the said Edmund 
of the King. At Hadyngtoun 6th July 1441. Witnesses, John of .Aytoun, 
George Bertrame, Robert of Grenlavv, bailies of tVe burgh of Hadyngtoun, Alan 
Zong and Symon of Crag seriands, William Harpar clerk, notary public, 
Richard Roger, John Wan, William of Morhame, John of Nesbyt and William 
of Knox. (Seal gone.) {M.) 

70. I2th Janry. 1441/2. -Brief of Inquest from Chancery to the Sheriff of 
Edinburgh and his baillies within the Constabulary of Haddington for the 
serving of Elizabeth de Dale heir to her grandfather Richard de Dale : 
Edinburgh, 12 Janry., a.r. 5 (i44i)- {l~i-) 

/Vote. — This document is laced to the Retour of Inquest following on it, see No. 76. 

76. i6th April 1442. Retour of Inquest held at Haiklington in the head 
court of the Sheriff of Edinbuigh before Walter de Cokburne Sheriff depute, 
16 April 1442, by the following jurors, .-\lex. de Grahame, Win. de Lermonth, 
Wm. de Spens, Jas. de Aldinstoun, John de Aytoun, John de Crumbi, Alex, de 
Redpeyth, John de Rantoun, Jas. de Quhillaw, Wn-. CiOurley, Thos. Wolfe, 
Wm. de Haliburtoun, Hugh Sproyte, Rob. de Grenlaw, and Thos. Pervy ; 
finding Elizabeth de Dale heir to her grandfather Richard de Dale, who died 
4 moiuhs before, in a half carucate of land in the tenement of Barrow, barony 
of Duncanlaw, etc., worth 2 marks per annum, held in chief of the baron of 
Duncanlaw, and paying i penny at the F'east of S. Kentigern in nanie of 
feefirme ; and in another half carucate in Barow with toft and croft of 2^ acres 
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chief and paying one pound of pepper or 12 pence at the Feast of S. Michael 
Seal of John Rentoun appended, rest gone. 

77. 1 6th April 1442. Contemporary copy of the foregoing. Written 
below in an old hand is, " S. davy hom has a bref to stein Zhow to gyff 
scessyn." {^1-) 

78. i6th April 1442. Another Copy of same retour on paper. {M.) 
N.B. — The date when the copies were made is not stated. 

79. 20th Feb. 1442/3. Charter by David of Hay Knight, Lord of 
Lochqwhorwarte mortifying to God, the blessed Mary, and the prebend of 
Morhame in the Collegiate church of Bothanis, and Sir John of Strathauane 
chaplain of the said prebend, the prebendary of the said prebend and his 
successors, in augmentation of the said prebend formerly founded in the said 
church, a piece of land lying on the south part of the said church between the 
land of Dame Alice of Hay, Lady of Yester, on the east part, and the common 
way on the west part and the path lying between the ditch of the burying ground 
and the said piece of land on the north part of the computed space of 6 feet 
from the said land along to the said ditch and common way on the south, with 
the croft of the said piece of land lying on the south part thereof, commonly 
called le Orcharde croft, and so extending towards the east along to a cross of 
stone on the south part of the said Orcharde Croft, and so descending by the 
path which runs along to the south entry of the said burying ground, with the 
grazing of one horse and 2 cows with their followers for one year in the Lordship 
of Gamillistoun, &c., in pure and perpetual alms. At Zester 20th February 1442. 
Witnesses, Edmund of Hay, Hugh of Hay, brothers of the granter, Master 
.Stephen Ker, provost of the Collegiate church of Bothanis, Master John Ker 
vicar of the parish kirk of Hadington, Sir William of Knoliis dean of the 
Christianity of Hadington ; Sir Ricard of Knoliis vicar of the kirk of Bothanis, 
Gilbert of Hay, Thomas of Hay, John of Borthwic and Thomas of Borthwic 
esquires. {M. and H.) 

Seal of granter in fair condition. 

80. 20th August 1443. Letter of License, in vernacular, by John of 
Furd, burgess of Haddington, son and heir of umquhile Thom of Furde, heir of 
urn. John of Furde, burgess of Haddington, to George Bertame, burgess of said 
burgh, to byg his stane stare of his tenement of land lyand on the West syd 
of the Hardgate of the said burgh next on the south syd of a land of Robert of 
Myllis upone my grond of my tenement of land lyand next on the south syd of 
the said tenement of G.B. : Haddington 20 August 1443 : Witnesses, Wm. 
Harpar, clerk and N.P., Sanderis Clerk his soun, David Tragamete, John of 
Kyll and Thom Flucar. {H.) 

Seal appended, in fair condition. 

81. 20th March 1445/6. Charter by David of Hoppryngil, Laird of Pilmur 
and certain lands of Blawnce, in favour of Alice of Hay relict of Sir William of 
Hay Laird of Yhestir, Knight, of the lands of Blawnce which extend to a fourth 
part of the town and territory of Blawnce, lying in the Constabulary of Had- 
dington and Sheriffdom of Edinburgh, in respect of a sum of money paid bv 
the said Alice to the granter ; Holding from the granter of the King in fee and 
heritage for ever Rendering yearly " unam cadapultam Anglice, a brade arow" 
at the eas of St. Peter ad vincula, in name of blenchferm if asked. At Yhestir 
20th March 1445. Witnesses, Master Stephen Ker provost of Bothanis, John 
of Borthwic, James of Borthwic, David Rede, and Robert Michael of Hirdman 
stoun, notary public. [M.) 

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bz. 8th Oct. 1446. Charter by Patrick Broune son and heir of the late 
John Broune, to Edmund of Hay of Thalow, of an annual-rent of 4 shillings 
furth of the tenement of John Bane lying in the Xungate of Hadington, between 
the land of the late Robert Crowner on the north and the land of John of Pilmor 
on the south, and an annual-rent of 4 shillings furth of the said tenement of 
John of Pilmor and the tenement of William Broune, lying between the said 
tenement of John Bane on the north and the common way between the Nungate 
and CJyffartgate on the south and an annual-rent of 10 shillings of the tenement 
of John of Bassindene, lying in the burgh of Hadington in Hardgate near the 
east end thereof, between the land which Richard Lamb holds on the east, and 
the land of Patrick of Wellis on the west : Holding the last mentioned annual- 
rent of the King, and the others of the Prioress of the Monastery of Hadington 
to the said Edmund in fee and heritage for ever. At Hadington 8th October 
1446. Witnesses, William of Haliburtoun baillie, Simon of Crag, serjeant, 
William Harper, clerk notary public, John Flemyng, David Broune, John Bane, 
burgesses of the said burgh and William Clerk. {M. a?id H.) 

Seal of granter gone. 

0«5. 26th March 1446. Confirmation under the Great Seal of No. 81 to 
Alicia de Haya widow of Sir Wm. de Haya of Yhester, knt., Witnesses, James, 
Bishop of Dunkeld, our cousin and Chancellor, Wm. Earl of Douglas, Wm. 
Lord Crechtoun, Alex, de Levingstoun of Calentar, Jas. de Achynlek of that Ilk, 
John de Cokburn of Dalgynch : knights ; Masters Wm. Turnbul, Keeper of the 
Privy Seal, John de Ralistoun, secretary, Jas. de Levingstoun, Captain of 
Stirling Castle, and Alex. Name of Sandfurde : Stirling, 26 March 1446. (//.) 

Seal gone, tag marked " lothiane." (Not in Reg. Mag. Sig.) 

o4. 1 2th April 1447. 15th Century paper copy of a Charter by Sir David 
de Haye, lord of Leuchorwart, and baron of Hopprew, knt., for the safety of his 
soul etc. to S. Michael the Archangel of Wester Happrew and the perpetual 
Vicar of Stobo of one acre of Westerhopprew, lying on the north side of and 
between the torrent and the Halecroft in the shire of Peebles : Doing there for 
the said Vicar of Stobo, or by a suitable chaplain, the wont divine service for 
the Kirkland as of old : Witnesses, Gylbert de Haye, John de Borthwyc, Pat. 
de Lowys, and Alaster and Sir John de Kokburne and John Herknes, chaplain : 
at Pebyllis, 12 April 1447. [H.) 

85. 30th July 1447. Charter by Alicia de Hay, lady of a quarter of 
Blance, spouse of umquhile Sir Wm. de Hay, knt., lord of Lochqwhorwart, for 
the weal of the souls of King James, Jas. bishop of S. Andrews, her spouse, 
herself, and her heirs successors and ancestors. To Almighty C^.od, the I^.\^M., 
and S. Cuthbert of the College Kirk of Bothans, and the perpetual chaplain of 
the Altar of S. Mary in said Kirk, celebrating for said souls, of an annual rent 
of 6 marks from her lands of Blance : At the Castle of Zester, penult July 1447 : 
Witnesses, Edmund de Hay, Mr. Hugh de Hay, her sons : Mr. Stephen Ker 
provost of said kirk, Mr. John Ker vicar of Hadyntoun, Sir Richard de Knollis 
vicar of said College Kirk'; Sir John de Strathavane rector of Morhame ; Gilbert 
de Hay ; Thos. de Hay ; John de Borthwic ; and Thos. de Borthwic, 
Armigers. {H.) 

86. 8th Aug. 1447. Foundation Charter by D^vid of Hay, Knight, Lord 

of Lochqwhorwart, Robert Boyd, Lord of Kilmernok, of Maxwel and 

Dougall MacDowale of Malcarristoun, portioners of the baronies of Yhester, 
Duncanlaw and Morhame ; to God, tl;e blessed virgin Mary and .St. Cuthbert 
of the Collegiate church of Bothanis, and the chaplain of St. Mary's altar, of a 
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between the cluirch and the water, in augmentation of the chaplainry founded 
to the said altar by Dame Alice of Hay, Holding to the chaplain of the said 
altar in pure and perpetual alms. Dated 8th August 1447. Witnesses, 
Edmund of Hay of Thalok, Master Hugh of Hay brothers, John of Borthwic, 
c;iibert of Hay ; Robert Boyde, Malcolm Boide, Uchtred INIakdowale and John 
Macdowale Esquires, Master Stephen Ker provost of the Collegiate church of 
Bothanib, Sir Ricard of Knollis, vicar of the said church, and Sir William Spens 
chaplain. (.1/.) 

The tags of the seals of the four granters only remain. 

87. 23rd Feb. 1447/8. Mortification Charter by Alicia of Hay relict of 
Sir William of Hay, Knight, Lord of Yhestir, to the altar of the blessed virgin 
Mary situated in the Collegiate church of Bothanis in the diocese of St. Andrews, 
and to the chaplain of the said altar, in pure and perpetual alms, of an annual- 
rent of 6 merks furth of the lands of Blanse in the Constabulary of Hadyngtoun 
and sherift'dom of Edinburgh ; an annual-rent of 14 shillings scots, furth of the 
land or tentment commonly called " lie pentisse," lying in the burgh of Hadyng- 
ton on the north part thereof, near the market cross, between the land of the 
late John Androsoun on the west, and the common vennel which leads to the 
" Northt gate" on the east ; an annual-rent of 11 shillings 4 pence scots furth 
of the land of Thomas Johnsoun, lying on the south part of the said burgh, 
between the land of Robert Philipson on the east, and the land of John 
Nicolsoun on the west ; an annual-rent of 7 shillings 6 pence scots, furth of 
the land of the said Robert Philipson, lying in the said burgh, between the land 
of the late William of Dene on the east and the land of the said Thomas 
Johnsoun on the west ; an annual-rent of 5 shillings scots furth of the land of 
the said late William of Dene lying also on the south part of the said burgh, 
between the land of Thomas Edwardsoun on the east, and the said land of 
Robert Philipsoun on the west ; An annual-rent of 10 shillings scots, furth of 
the land of Thomas Edwardsoun, also lying on the south of the said burgh, 
between the land of Andrew of Crumby on the east, and the land of the said 
late William of Dene on the West ; An annual-rent of 7 shillings 6 pence scots, 
out of the said land of Andrew Crumby also lying in the said burgh between 
another land of the said Andrew of Crumby on the east, and the said land of 
Thomas Edwardsoun on the west ; Also a yearly pension of 2 merks to the 
chaplain of the said altar till he be infeft in another annual-rent of 2 merks 
furth of a competent place ; Also her land with houses built thereon which Sir 
David of Hay Lord of Yhestir her son and heir granted to her by his charter 
and sasinc, for a dwelling to the said Chaplain and his successors, lying near 
the said Collegiate church between the water on the east and the Mansion of 
Sir John of Strathavane rector of Morhame on the west and the brewland in 
which ALarjory Milnaf now dwells on the south and the cemetery of the said 
church on the north. At Yhestir 23rd February 1447. Witnesses, Edmund of 
Hay of Lynplum, the granter's son, Thomas of Hay, Archibald of Hay, John of 
Borthwic of Crukistoun, Master Stephen Ker provost of the Collegiate church 
of Bothanis, Sir Ricard of Knollis and Sir Robert of Morhame chaplains of the 
said Church. {M. and H.) 

Seal appended, in poor condition. {Cf. Reg. Mag. Sig., II. No. 322.) 

I °"* ^ '5tli Aug. 1448. Instrument on Complaint of David of Hav, Knight 
Lord of \ ester against Edmond Hay his brother german to the effect that the 
latter had imposed a water flowing to his own mill, on the lands of the 
complamer and had made an aqueduct without the licence of the said lord to 
his no smal prejudice, anent the aqueduct of the mill of the said Edmund 
made through the lands commonly called Duncanbog and one Milhauche lands 
of the said David of Hay and the said Edmund being present, formallv denied 
the charge, and produced a charter under the seal of the complainer, granting 
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in the choir of the Collegiate church of Bothans before Thomas Hav, William 
Geddes, Henry Spens, and Sir David Gundi notary public, Witnesses.' Richard 
Lamb, clerk of the diocese of S. Andrews, is notary. {M.) 

OU. 26th Nov. 1448. Notarial Transunipt, at the instance of Sir David de 
Haya, knt. Lord of Louchqworwart, of a Charter by Edmund Hay, of Thalow, 
to DougallMacDowale and Elizabeth his spouse, and the survivor of them, 
arid the heirs lawfully procreated or to be procreated between them, which 
failing to the lawful and nearest heirs of the said Dougall whatsoever, of a 
husband land with pertinents, which lately belonged to John of Lathis, lying 
in the town and territory of Duncanlaw, in the Constabulary of Haddington 
and shire of Edinburgh ; Also that husband land and "le Gotland" which 
lately belonged to Margaret of Puntoun and that templeland which lately 
belonged to John Peny lying in the said town of Duncanelaw ; Holding the 
said two husband lands and Gotland of the Baron of Duncanlaw, and the said 
templeland of the Master templar, to the said Dougall, his spouse and heirs in 
fee and heritage. Dated at the Collegiate Church of Bothanys 20th September 
1446. Witnesses, William Mowbray, William of Douglas, James Malvil 
Esquires, Sirs Stephen Ker provost of the Collegiate church of Bothanis, 
Richard of Knollis vicar thereof, Robert of Morhame presbyter, William of 
Morhame, Patrick Trottar and Archibald of Dale. Transumpt dated at the 
Castle of Jedwordfelde in the Hall thereof 26th November 1448. Witnesses, 
Sir John of Cokburn Dean of the Christianity of Peblis, Gilbert of Haya, James 
Malvil, Archibald .Malvile, Henry of Borthwyc, Esquires, Thomas Hardkneis is 
notary. {M.. and H.) 

yU. 29th May 1449. Notarial Instrument narrating that Sir David de le 
Haya. Knight, Laird of Lochorwart, sold to Robert of Leuyngstoune of 
Middilbenying the lands of Redmyre and Torbrekkis, for the sum of 240 merks, 
for which sum they are now redeemed by the said Sir David : Reserving to 
the said Robert assedation of the said lands for three years following their 
redemption for the ferme of 13 merks yearly. Done in the Tolbooth of 
Linlithgow 29th May 1449. Witnesses, Alexander of Hathwy, Thomas Forest 
bailies of the said burgh, James Malvil, Alan Malvil, Archibald Malvil, John of 
Borthwic, Sir William Lany chaplain ami Robert Nicholas : James of Fowlis is 
notary, (i^/.) 

91. 29th May 1449. Md. that it is concordit betuix Schir davy haya of 
lochorwart on the ta part and Alane malvil James malvil Archebald malvil and 
Wilyham mowbray on the tother part that the said breder sal tak up the malis 
of Witsonday terrne of the landis ethkermore at thair enteray and the said lord 
sal tak up the malis of Witsonday at the ische of sex yheris and for the mare 
sekernes the said lord and Alane malvil has subscrivit thir endenturis witht 
thair awin handis entirchangeable the XXIX day of maij the yhere of oure 
lord jm CCCXLIX. (1349)- (sgd.) Alane maluil. (y¥.) 

92. 13th Oct. 1449. Precept by James Bishop of St. Andrews to the dean 
of Hadington, commanding him to give collation to Sir John Brice presbyter, 
of the prebend of Blans in the Collegiate Church of Bothans. of new founded 
by a noble woman Alice of Haya Lady of Yhestir, with all rights, rents and 
pertinents thereof. At Leith 13th October 1449, an. consec. 11. {M.) 

Two tags, seals gone. 

93. 31st Januarv 1449 50. Precept under Quarter Seal to Sheriff of 
Edinburgh and his baillies in the Constab. of Haddington, to execute a decreet 
of Parliament dated Edinburgh, 29 Janry. 1449 ordering David de Have of 



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Zester knt., (cited by John Strang, macer) and Edmund Hay his brother to 
desist from troubling John Lyndesay of Dunrode in the possession of his lands 
of Morhame, prolocutor for J. L. Alex. Grahame, for D. H. John de Borthwik. 

Seal gone. 

94. i6th Feb. 1449/50. Instrument of Sasine by Sir David de Hay knt., 
lord of Zester, to Wm. Hog attornay for John Lyndesay of Dunrode of the 
lands of said J. L. in the town of Morhame, in the Constabulary of Haddington : 
Done on a croft of said lands, midday, 16 Feb. 1449 : Witnesses, Wm. de 
Cokburne of Cakmore, Alex. Clerk N.P., Pat. de Haliburitoun, John de 
Haliburtoun, John Wan, Pat. Thomson, and Adam Napere : Wm. Harpar 
clerk of Glasgow dio., N.P. I. a. {H.) 

I/O. 22nd March 1450/1. Instrument upon a Perambulation by Thomas 
de Cranstoun, Justiciar of the King specially depute, and the following jury ; 
Sir Geo. de Seton of that Ilk, Sir Wm. de Borthwyc of that Ilk, Sir David de 
Home of Wethirburne, knights, Wm. de Cokburn of Newhall, Wm. de 
Quhytlaw, Wm de Touris, Wm. Lyndesay, Alex. Graham of Elwynistoun, Wm. 
de Home, Jas. de Home, Wm. Flemyng, Henry Ogyl of Popill, John de Dale 
of Kyrkland, Thos. de Newtoun, Alex. Synclare, John de Borthwic, David de 
Chyrnsya, .Stephen Scot, John Gyffart, Alex, de Wardlaw, Henry Sadiliare, 
Henry de Qwhitlaw, John Gybsoun, Wm. de Cranstoun, David Synclare, Thos. 
Hay, and Jas. de Aldyinstoun ; over the boundaries of the two portions of 
Morhame, and verdict pronounced by John de Borthwic, prolocutor, finding that 
" Lyndesayis landis," within the bounds shewn by sd. T. C. Justiciar and Pat. de 
Cokburne, Sheriff depute in Constab. of Haddington, had long belonged to John 
Lindsay and his ancestors, and no variation in the bounds of the Maynes and 
the husband-lands : Request by the Justiciar that Edmund Hay of Tallo should 
surrender the lands and tower to said John Lindsay ; and his Refusal, referring 
the matter to the King: Done in the said court held at Morhame 11 a.m. 
22 March 1450: Witnesses, Sir Wm. de Crechtoun, Lord Chancellor, Sir Geo. 
de Crechtoun of Blaknes, knights, Pat. de Cokburne, Walter de Cokburne, Rob. 
Boyd of Ernele and all the aforesaid jury: Alex. Clerk, clerk of S. And. dio. 
N.P. I. a. {H.) 

96. 4th March 1450/1. Gift under the Great Seal by James II. to David de 
Hay of Lochorwart, knt., of the marriage of Lawrence Olifant, son and heir of 
umquhile John Olyfant of Abirdalgy knt., whom deceasing not married, the 
marriage of James Olifant his brother and heir, whom deceasing etc. that of 
John Olyfant his brother german and heir, for the sum of 600 marks, with all 
the lands etc. belonging to said marriage, and constituting Sir D. H. curator of 
said Laurence and administrator of all L.'s possessions : At Peblis 4 March 
1450. {H.) 

Fragment of Great Seal attached to strip cut from body of document. (Not in Ree. 
Mag. Sig.) 

97. loth Jan. 1451/2. Charter by Robert Bovde, lord of Kilmernok and 
?. A f LP'"',^ ""1 ^''^ baronies of Yhestir, Duncanelaw and Morame, to Sir 
Uavidot Hay lord of Yhestir, Knight, in true and lawful excambion, all and 
whole that his fourth part of the said lands and baronv of Yhestir, 4th part of 
the lands and barony of Duncanelaw, and 4th part of the lands and barony of 
Morame, and also all and whole his lands of Giftardgate all Iving in the 
constabulary of Had.ngton and Sheriffdom of Edinburgh, with advocation of 
Kirks and prebends be onging to the granter within the same, excepting only 
hi whXhl °f the Col egiate kuk of Bothans-for all and sundry the lands of 
sidRotert ,^7h ,™^"^'^u"^i" the shire of Forfare ; To be holden from 
said Robert and his hens, of the King m fee and heritage for ever, the said Sir 



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David doing yearly the service due and wont to the King: Dated at Edinburgh 
loth January 1451 : Witnesses, Thomas of Malevile, Lord of that Ilk; Hugh of 
Montgomery of Thorntoun ; Robert Boyle of Rawynnisheuch ; Gilbert of Haya 
of Menzean ; John of Hamylton of Bryntwod ; David de Berclay of Ladyland ; 
and John of Borthwic of Crukistoun. (71/.) 
Seal of granter three-quarter whole. 

"o. loth Jan. 1451/2. Precept of Sasine by Robert Boyde, Lord of Kilmer- 
noke, etc., to David of Barclay, George of Guthry, Adam Sinclair and Malcolm 
Flemyng bailies, following on No. 97. At Edinburgh loth January 1451. {H.) 
Seal of granter complete. 

yy. loth January 145 1/2. Charter by Robert Boyde, lord of Kylmernoke 
and a quarter of MoskoUy, to Sir David de Haya lord of Zester, knt., of his 
quarter of the lands of Moskolly in the barony of Boltoune, constab. of 
Haddington, and shire of Edinburgh, in exchange for Hay's quarter of the 
barony of Teling in Forfarshire : To be held of the baron of Boltoune for 
the service of ofifering to hold his stirrup when he mounts his horse on the 
occasion of the King holding a General Council at Haddington^in name of 
blanche firme: Edinburgh 10 January 1451 : Witnesses as in No. 97. iH.) 

iUU. 12th January I45i'2. Confirmation under Great Seal of No. 97: 
Edinburgh, 12 January 145 1 ; Witnesses, Wm. Bishop of Glasgow, Wm. Lord 
Creichtoune Chancellor, Pat. Lord le Glammis, Andrew Lord le Gray, Masters 
John Arous, Archdeacon of Glasgow, and George de Schoriswode Rector 
of Cultir, our clerk. {H.) 
(Not in Reg. Mag. Sig.) 

101. 15th Jan. 1451. Instrument of Sasine following on No. 98, by David 
Berclay. Dated 15th January 1451. Witnesses, Laurence Olyphant, Lord of 
Abirdalgy, Thomas of Haya, George of Fotheryngame, Archebald of Haya, 
John Wan, Thomas Harcars, William Hay and Henry of Spens. Alexander 
Clerk is notary. (//.) 

102. 2ist Sept. 1452. Instrument on Resignation, in presenceofPat.de 
Cokburne of Newbyggyn, sheriff depute in Constabulary of Haddington, by 
John Hog, son and heir of umquhile Alex. H. burgess of Haddington, to Thos. 
Johnsoun, burgess of said burgh of two acres in the Kingismedow of Haddington, 
lying between another acre of said T. J. on the west and the acres now held by 
John de Grenlaw on the east: Done on the lands of Clerkyntoun. 4 p.m. 21 
Sept. 1452 : Witnesses, the said Pat. de C, Sir Pat. Tavt chaplain, and Adam 
Crak : Alex. Clerk, clerk of S. And. dio., N.P. La. {H.) 

102-^. 6th October 1452. A License be K. James II. to Sr. David Hay to 
infeft Wm. Lo. Creighton, Chancellour in the baronie of Loquharret. 6 October 
1452. No. 6 (7/1622 Locharret Inventory. iH.) 

103. i8th October 1452. Instrument of Resignation by Alex. Lyndesay, 
son and heir apparent of John Lyndesay of Dunrode, following on a procuratory, 
dated Dunrode i Oct. 1452, by the sd. J. L. of D. to Mr. John Arous doctor of 
Decreets and Archdeacon of Glasgow, and the said Alex. Lyndesay to resign 
his lands of Morhame to his superior Sir Davyd Hay of Zestyr, knt. : Done in 
the College Kirk of Crevchtoune, 3 p.m. 18 Oct. 145^ : Witnesses, Wm. lord 
Creychtoun the Chancellor, Mr. Peter de Creychtoune Canon ot Aberdeen, 
Alex. Stratoun of Louranstoune, Gilbert Hay of Menzene, John Borthwyk of 



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Crukistoune, Jas. Cokhurne of Wormcleyfe, Richard Sinclare of Longaster, 
Alex. Froge, Pat. Grynlaw of Zorkstoune, armlgers, and John Robysoun ot 
Creychtoune : Rob. Halywele, priest. S. And. dio., N.P. I. a. {H.) 

104. 28th Oct. 1452. Letter of Resignation by William Lord Creichtoun, 
Chancellor of Scotland to Sir David Hay of Lochorwart, Knight, baron of the 
barony of Morhame, of the lands of Morehame, with pertinents pertaming to 
John Lindesay of Dunrode, lying in the barony of Morehame, Constabulary of 
Hadingtoun and shire of Edinburgh, by John of Borthwic of Cruxstoun, Gilbert 
le Hay of Menyhell and William of Cokburne of le Newehall, his procurators. 
At Creichtoun 25th October 1452. {M. and H.) 

Seal of the Chancellor in good condition. 

105. 30th Oct. 1452. Instrument of Resignation by Wm. de Cokburne 
of Newhall to Sir David de Hay of Lochorwart, knt., following on No. 104: 
Done at the Castle of Zestir, 9 a.m., penult Oct. 145- ^ Witnesses, Laurence 
Oliphant, lord Aberdalgy, Alex, de Newtoun of that Ilk, John de Newtoun, 
Thos. de Newcoun, sons of said Alex., Archd. de Hay, Thos. Harcaris, armigers, 
and Sir Thos. Atkynsoun chaplain : Alex. Clerk, clerk S. And. dio., N.P., La. 

106. 13th Dec. 1452. Paper copy in late 15th Century hand of a Charter 
by David Hay of Lochqwhorwart, knt., to Wm. Lord Crechtoun, Chancellor, of 
the two parts of the following lands, Lochorvart with the mill, Atcjuhlek (.''), 
Curry, the Stanis, Brerlot(?) and Medyltoun, lying in the shire of Edinburgh, for 
the sum of 1240 marks, under redemption : Paying yearly from Medyltoun 4 
marks to the Chaplain of the Altar of the Blessed \'irgin in the Kirk of Loch- 
qworvart : At Crechtoun, 13 Dec. 1452: Witnesses, Archd. Stewart, first born 
son of David S. of Castelmelk, David Stewart, brother of said A. S., John 
Bortqwik of Crukstoun, Archd. Hay, Mr. Peter Crechtoun, prebendary of 
.Abberdoure, Sirs John Hay, and .Alex. Grenlaw, chaplains. (//.) 

iUD 13th January 1452/3. A reversion made be Sir David Hay for 

redeeming the Landis of Loquharret fra the Lo Chrighton be payment of 1240 
markis : 13 January 1452. No. 7, 1622 Locharret Inventory. (H.) 

lUl. 13th January 1452/3. Obligation in vernacular, by Wm. Lord 
Creichtoune to Sir David the Hay of Lochquhorwart, who is obliged, as soon 
as the third of the lands of Lochquhorwart comes in his hands, to grant the 
same to the said Lord, like as he now has the twa part until payment of 1240 
marks on the Lady Altar of the Parish Kirk of Lochquhorwart, to restore 
whole of said lands on payment of the above sum : Crechtoune, 13 January 
1452 : Witnesses, John Borthwic of Crukstoune, Archd. Malwill, Archd. the 
Haye, Mr. Peter de Creichtoune and Sir Alex. Grenlaw, priests. {//.) 

108. 14th April 1454. Charter by Alexander Ysaac son and heir of the 
late James Ysaac burgess of Hadingtoun, to George Bertrame burgess of 
Hadingtoun, of two acres of land lying near ihe town of Hadingtoun, on the 
north part thereof, within the Harparfeld, near Harmanwel, between the 
land of Harparfeld on the east and the land of John of Aytoun 
on the west— Holding to the said George of the King from the granter 
in fee and heritage. Paying to the King one silver penny at the feast of the 
nativity of John the Baptist, if asked only, in name of blenchferme. At 
Hadingtoun 14th April 1454. Witnesses, Archibald of Hepburne, John of 



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Aytoun, Robert of Haliburtoun, David Lytstar, William Clerk, William of Welt 
and Alexander Clerk, notary public. (J/.) 
Seal of granter complete, in good condition. 

109. 17th May 1454. Copy Charter by David of Hay, Lord of Yhester, 
Knight, to John of Duncanelaw, of two cottage lands lying in the town and 
territory of Duncanelaw, within the Constabulary of Haddington, on the north 
part of the town thereof, between the land of William of Hai on the east, and 
the land of Master of Soltre on the west ; in fee and heritage. Paying therefor 
yearly to St. Kentigern in the parish Kirk of Barow, 5 pounds wa.K at the feast 
of St. Michael the Archangel ; At Yhester lytli May 1454. Witnesses, 
Laurence Olifant Lord of Abirdalgy, Alan of Erskyn, Clement of Hay, Sir Alan 
Blacby, Chaplain, Andrew of Sydserfe, Alexander Clerk Notary public, David 
Bertram and Thomas of Dale. (Paper.) (il/.) 

llU, 28th May 1454. Collation by James, Bishop of St. Andrews, to Sir 
David Ramsay rector of Keryntoun, of the Provostry of the Collegiate Church 
of Bothanys, now vacant by the death of Mr. Stephen Ker last possessor of the 
same at the presentation of the noble man Edmund of Hay, by reason of the 
ward of the lands of William Maxwell he being of pupillary age. At Dunferm- 
lyng 28th May 1454, an. consec. 15. (J/.) 

Seal gone. 

ill. 1st June 1454. Charter by Andrew de Sydserf, dwelling in the town 
of Morhame, to Sir David de Hay, lord of Zester, knt., of his tenant lands, viz. 
a carucate in the town and territory of Morhame, between the land of Dungall 
Makdowale on the West, and another cotland of the said lord of Zester on the 
East : At Zester i June 1454 : Witnesses, Gylbert de Hay of Menzane, Alan 
Erskyn of Carlynglyppis, Wm. de Hay, Thos. Vache, Rob. Alexandersoun, Sir 
Alan Blakby, chaplain, and Alex. Clerk N.P. K^H.) 

Seal appended entire. 

112. ■ 28th July 1454. Charter by William Earl of Errole, Lord de Hay, and 
Constable of Scotland, to his uncle Sir David de Hay, lord of Yhester, knt., of 
his lands of Athmure, in his earldom of Errole, and shire of Perth : Paying 
yearly, if asked, a silver penny on the Feast of Pentecost at the Kirk of Errole 
in name of blanchefirm : At Edinburgh 28 July 1454: Witnesses, Sirs Thos. 
Erskin Lord of that Ilk, Wm. Keth (of) Innerrugi, knights, Walter Hay, brother 
german of the granter, Gylbert Hay, and John Borthwik, squires, and Richard 
Lamb, clerk N.P. {H>, 

Seal appended in good condition. 

113. 28th July 1454. Assignation in vernacular, by Wilyame, Erie of Errole, 
Lorde the Hay, and Constabil of Scotlande, to his erne Schir David the Kay 
lorde of Yhester of an annual rent of /40 from his lands of Inchemichale and 
the Kirktoun of Errole liande within oure Erledome ot Errole m the schuref- 
dome of Perth, till the pavment of 500 marks, the said annual rent to be lifted 
from the blanche firme laiids of the barony of Slanis, Aberdeenshire, in case, be 
of warde thriddis of ladis etc., it cannot (be) lifted from the t^rst-mentioned lands : 
Edinburgh 28 July 1454 : Witnesses, as in No. 112. (//.) 

Seal appended, perfect. 

114. 29th July 1454. Bond by William Earl of Erroll, Lord the Hay and 
Constable of Scotland to "oure deirast Erne"' Sir David the Hay, Lord of 
Yhester Kni"ht, to keep him skaithless at the King's hands of all inhibition, 



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charges and commandment that the King made, to him for Lourans Olifant 
Lord of Abirdalgi, except in the event of bodily sickness which shall be seen 
and lawfull)' proved : But in case the said Earl shall fail and not do all as afore- 
said so that the said Laurence shall be harmed skaithed or disturbed in his (the 
Earl's) default, he (the Earl) shall pay to the said Sir David the sum of 500 
merks, in security or not payment of the said sum in the College Kirk of the 
Bothanis in Louthian, within half a year after it happen, he binds his lands 
rents and possessions to be distrenzeit at the will of the said Sir David. At 
Edinburgh 29th July 1454. Witnesses, Sir Alexander the Ramsai, Lord of 
Dalwosy, Knight, Sir David Ramsay provost of the Bothanis, Alane of Erskyn, 
(^.ilbert the Hai, [ohn of Borthwik, Squires, and Richard Lamb clerk Notary 
public. (Paper.)' {M.) 

Part of granter's seal impressed on the document. 

115. 4th Aug. 1455. Instrument dated 4th Aug. 1455, according to the 
computation of the Scottish Church, 6 p.m. narrating that Sir David de Hay, 
lord of Lochquorwarcht, went to the ancient manor or head place of the lands 
of Caldsyd, in the barony of Lochquorwarcht ; having understood that John de 
P'alsyd of that Ilk had received sasine —if it can be so called — of the said lands, 
to the great prejudice of the said David to whom they belong in heritage ; and 
broke and annulled the said sasine : Done at the said manor : Witnesses, Thos. 
Hay, Alex. Malwyn, Rob. Waldastoun, Rob. Broun, Stephen Robisoun, John 
Colchar, John Curry, Alex. Hale, Andrew Persoun, John Wilsoun, Jeorge 
Jamyssoun : Thos. Imscok, priest S. And. dis., N.P. La. (i¥.) 

iiu, 7th Aug. 1455. Instrument narrating that Robert of Ramyssay heir 
of Sir David Ramyssay, late rector of the parish church of Keringtoun, received 
fourty pounds scots money from Sir David of Hay, Lord of Lochquorwarcht, 
upon the great altar in the Kirk of Cokpen, for the lands of Gamyltoun and 
Yestyr, impignorate to the said Sir David Ramyssay. Dated 7th August 1455. 
Witnesses,' Allan of Erskyn, John Borthwyk, Archibald Hay, Alexander 
Malwyn, David Ramyssay, Esquires ; also Sirs William Esdale vicar of 
Cokpen, Peter of Wode, and Alexander Grynlavv presbiters. Thomas Imscok 
is notary. {M. and H.) 

lib . loth December 1456. Ane testificat be the baillies and counsell of 
hadmgtoun quherin they testifie that wm. ramsay brother germane to sir alexr. 
ramsay of dalhoussie compeirand personalie in the tolbuith of hadingtoun giftit 
to St edmond his altar in the colledge kirk of bothanes and to sir robert 
morhame chaplaine ther and his successoris for ther service in the safete of his 
saull & utheris that land so far as pertenit to him Lyand in the west syde of the 
sydgait m hadingtoun daittit 10 deer. 1456 nather subt. nor seillit but conteined 
witnessis m it. No. 7, \-]th cent. Inventory of the "-Edmond Altar of the 
Colledge Kirk of Bothanes " writs. (//.) 

111. i8th April 1457. Instrument on Protest bv Sir Alex. Grynlaw, chap- 
lam, on behalf of his lord Sir David Hay of the Zester, knt., that the cession or 
omission of the Hospital of Bygie and the reception of the Chaplainry of S. 
ranew near Glasgu should not be to the prejudice of D. H.'s right of patronage ■ 
Done in the Castle of Cummernalde, 10 a.m. i8th April 1457 : Witnesses, Sir 
1 hos. Atchynson, Chaplain, John Louthzane, and Thos. Auld : Wm. Tode, pr. 
of Glasgow dio., N.P. La. (//.) 

118. i2th June 1457- Letter of Presentation by Edmund Hay of Talow, 
patron of the parish kirk of Morhame as holding the ward of the lord of Teline 
to James, Bishop of S. Andrew for collation to Sir John Yhonge, vicar of the 



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kirk of Strathethinmartin, of the said kirk of M. resigned by Mr. John Maxiiel, 
Rector of Morhame : At Morhame, 12 June 1457. [H.) 

Parchment, seal gone. 

liy. 1st July 1457. Instrument, at the instance of Geo. de Cunninghame, 
son and apparent heir of Wm. de C. of Beltoun and Snade, narrating that Rob. 
Fergusson asserted he had been retoured to the lands of Achinrane, in the 
shire of Dumfreis and barony of Snade, upon the 15th Sept. in the burgh of 
Dunifreis before Sir Rob. de Krichtoun of Sanchquar, the sherift": Dumfreis, 
I St July 1457, Done at i p.m. in the tenement of John Dougane and booth of 
Rob. Atzinson : Witnesses, Thos. de Vemis, Sinion Salman, esquires, and Rob. 
Atzinsoun, burgess of Dumfreis: John M'llhauch, clerk of Glasgow dio., 
N.P. I.a. (//.) 

i^U. i2th March 1457/8. Letter of manrent, in vernacular, by Rob. Fergu- 
soune to his worschipful lorde Wilyam of Coninghame lorde of Snade ande his 
ayris, for a new infeftment of his lands of Brakansyde : Edinburgh, 12th March 
1457 : Witnesses, John of Lumsdene of Ardre, Thos. of Myrtoun of Cammow, 
Thos. of Wemys, Vedast Grersoun of the Lag, Roger of Kyrkpatrik of the Knok, 
and Gilbert of Lumsdene. (//.) 

Seal appended, perfect. 

IZl. 1st July 1458. Instrument narrating that David Hay of Vestir, 
Knight compeared and asked from the King the lands of Morhame which had 
been recognosced by the King as dimitted at wadset, which the said King, after 
a short time, having had debate upgn the matter, granted, and relaxed the lands 
to Sir David. Dated ist July 1458. At the Kirk of the Friars Preachers of 
Perth. (10 a.m.) Witnesses, Sirs Thomas and Thomas, of Whithorn and in 
the universal Church, Bishops, Master David Crannoch, David Crechtoun, and 
Robert Napar. Henry Logane, notary, (il/.) 

122. 26th July 1458. Instrument on the Submission by Dame Marioun of 
Dowglas prioress of Hadington and convent thereof, on the one part and Sir 
David Hay Lord of Lochorwort and Yester Knight, on the other part, whereby 
they agree to abide by the Decreet of 3 or more of the following persons viz. 
John Lord Lyndissay of the Byris, Sir Patric Hepburn of Wauichtoun, Knycht, 
James Home of Elstanefurd, William Lindissay of Garmyltoun, George 
Synclar of Banglo, John of Swyntoun of that Ilk, Henre of Ogyl of Popil, 
John of Nevvtoun of that Ilk ; anent the boundaries and extent of the 
lands of West Hervystoun pertaining to Lord Lyndissay and Bernard of 
Halden, with the lands of Nwn Hervystoun and also of Oxtoun : Submission 
(Notarial Copy) dated 26th July 1458. Witnesses, John Lindissay, Alexander 
Grame, Sym Heryot, John Grame and Thom of Bekyrtoun. Instrument dated 
6 p.m. 7th February 1458, in the house of Archd. Hepburne, Haddington : 
Witnesses, Robert of Erskyn, David of Erskyn, Archibald of Lyii, Archibald of 
Hepburne, John Doby, Alan and Alan Broun. Alexander Clerk, notary. 
{M. and H.) 

123. 31st March 1461. Decreet of Parliament held at Edinburgh i4tli 
March 1460, in a question betv.een Sir David Haye of Vestir Knight, on the 
one part, and Edmond Hay his brother on the other part anent the lands 
of Morhame ; decerning that the Act made in the Parliament of King Janies II. 
the 29th January 1449 for John Lyndesay of Dunrod against the said Sir 
David the Haye anent the lands of Morhame be execute, excepting 3 acres of 
the thymis of Moreham and about it, on which the tour and house of Moreham 
is built ; upon which the Lords continues the debate thereof on to Wednesday 



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II days after Pasche, which shall be the 15th April next, at Stirling, or wherever 
the Council happens to be, to which diet the saids Sir David and Edmond are 
summoned, and ordaining that the said lands (except the 3 acres foresaid) be 
let to the said Sir David, with the lands called the Walkmyln of Wyndan, the 
Soumys of Pontonis landis, Lachisland in Duncanelaw, and 12 merks of annuel- 
rent of the lands of Yester. Given under the Great Seal at Edinburgh 
31st March 1460. {M.) 

Fragment of Great Seal attached. 

123^- 7th Feb. 1461/2. Transumpt, by way of Instrument, of Transurapt, 
(No. T\k) of Charter (No. 70) by James I. at the instance of Sir David Haya 
lord of Zestir, knt. : Done in the Parish Kirk of Linlithqw 7 Feb. 1461 : 
Witnesses, Sirs Rob. Man and David Bel, Chaplains, Nicholas Haya, Archd. 
Malvil, and Thos. Todrik : Alex, de Foulis, clerk S. And. dio., N.P., La. {H.) 

124. 7th July 1462. Charter by David de Hay lord of Zestir, knt., to John 
le Have, his son and apparent heir, and Mariota Lindesay his spouse, because 
of marriage contracted between them, of his lands of Westirhopprew with 
pertinents, except the meadows called Tarffis medow and the Hall medow, also 
his lands of Fulyart, Schelehope, and Wyntirhope in the barony of Lyne, and 
an annualrent of 4^ marks from his lands of Crammalde in said barony, all in 
the shire of Peebles : To be held by the said J. and M. in conjunct (fee) and their 
heirs, etc. in fee and heritage of the King in Ward and relief: At Zestir, 7 July 
1462 : Witnesses, John Lindesay, son of John, Lord Lindesay of the Biris, 
Wm. Cokburne of Newhall, Nicholas Haye, Wm. Haye of Menzane, Wm. 
Lindesay of Garmyltoune, Ard. Hepburne, Wm. Hepburne, Alex. Hepburne, 
Pat. Haliburtoun, and Alex. Clerk, N.P. Contained in Great Seal confirmation 
following, see No. 124A. \H.) 

\.2A • 27th August 1462. Confirmation under Great Seal of No. 124: 
Edinburgh, 27 Aug. 1462: Witnesses, Andrew, Bishop of Glasgow ; Andrew, 
Lord Avandale, Chancellor ; Colin, Earl of Ergile, Archd., Abbot of Holyrood 
of Edinburgh; Gilbert Lord Kennedy; Rob., Lord Boide ; Masters James 
Lindesay, Provost of the College Kirk of Lincloudane ; and Arch, de Quliitlaw, 
Secretary. (//.) 

Fragment of Great Seal appended. (Not in Reg. Mag. Sig. ) 

125. 19th March 1463/4. Instrument of Sasine on Sale by William of 
Furde burgess of Haddington in favour of George Bartrame burgess of 
Edinburgh, his heirs and assignees, of a stone stair lying and built between the 
tenements of the saids William and George, in the burgh of Haddington on the 
west side of the Hardgate thereof; Dated 19th March 1463. Witnesses, Patrick 
of Cokburn of Newbyggyn and William of Haliburtoun, bailies of the said 
burgh, Robert of Haliburtoun, Robert Galway, Richard of Cokburn, Walter of 
Cokburn his son, Robert Congyltoun, William Galwav, Robert Cristisoun and 
John Hugon. .Alexander Clerk, notary. {M.) 

IZO . 5th April 1464. Imprimis ane ratificatione tSc confirmatione (be way 
of instrument) grantit be dowgall mcdowell sone & air of umqll. dowo-all 
mcdowell of mckarstoune his father to st edmond his altar in the colledge kirk of 
St. {siO bothanes & to the chaplaine servand the cure ther for ever of*the peic 
of land in gamilstoun Lyand neir the sd. Kirk in augmentatione of the manse of 
the sd. chaplaine of ane chartor conteinis ane frie gift of the same noter 
thereto is alexr. clerk of thedait 5 ap. 1464. No. i, l^th cent. Inventorv of the 
' hdmond Altar oj the colledge Kirk of Bothanes'' writs. {H.) ' ' 



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126. 6th Oct. 1464. Paper Indenture, in vernacular, dated Peebles, 6th 
Oct. 1464, between John the Hay of Westir Hopprew and Master Rob. Esse, 
\'icar of Stobo, anent the Editicatioun and Reparacoun of S. .Michaefs chapel 
of Wester Hoprew: whereby the vicar agrees to contribute /20, of which ^5 is 
paid, and the rest to be paid within 20 days, which sum quit-claims him for life : 
Witnesses, Wm. of Cokburne of Cakmuwr, Mr. Thos. of Cokburne, Necol the 
Have, Thos. the Have, Schyr Ademe Fylder, and Thos. Zounge. Signed 
" Robtus vicaus de Stobo manu ppa." The seal of Sir Richard Purdy, Vicar of 
Petynane, because R. E. had none, has been impressed, but is gone. Also 
signed but smudged out, "John ye hay manu ppa." {H}) 

\Li. 1 2th Nov. 1465. Collation by David prior of the Cathedral Kirk of 
S. Andrews, and \'icar General in the vacancy of the See thereof, to Sir Wm. 
Tothryke to that prebend in the College Kirk of Rothanys, vacant by the death 
of Mr. John Belle, the last possessor on presentation by Sir Uavid de le Hay of 
Lochquhorwrte knt. : S. Andrews 12 Nov. 1465. Seal of office of the Vicar 
General appended in good condition. It bears, beneath the effigy of S. Andrew 
on his cross within a canopy, etc., a shield with a saltire. To the second tag 
{Cauda) is appended the seal of Mr. Wm. Foular, Dean of Haddington, in sign 
of his having given institution. {H.) 

LZo. 26th Nov. [465. Charter by William Hay, Knight, son and heir of 
the late Edmund Hay of Thallow, to the altar of St. Edmund situated in the 
Collegiate Kirk of Bothanis, and Sir Robert Morhame chaplain of the said altar and 
his successors, of the Milnelands of Duncanelaw, lying on the north part of the 
Water of Zester opposite "le Bothanis'' within the barony of Duncanelaw, and 
an annual-rent of 26 shillings 8 pence scots, furth of the lands of Wyndene lying 
in the said barony, constabulary of Haddington and shire of Edinburgh and 
failing the lands of Wyndene, the said annual-rent to be taken furth of the lands 
of Lynplum — in pure and perpetual alms. At Hadington 26th November 1465. 
Witnesses, Sir John Cokburn, vicar of Caldorcler, John Zong rector of Morhame, 
fames Lempatlaw vicar of Makcarstoun, James Ballyngal, chaplain, Robert 
Grenlaw and Alexander Clerk, notary public, burgesses of Hadingtoun. J/.) 

Seal gone. 

129. 3rd Dec. 1465. Testimonial of Sasine by Archd. Lill following on 
precept by Sir Wm. de Hay, son and heir of umquhile Edmund de Hay of 
Talow, dated Haddington, 26 Nov. 1465, to Archd. Lill, Rob. Grenlaw and Wm. 
Geddes his baillies following on his Charter, No. 128, given by stone and earth 
at the Mylnland and at the head messuage of \"yndene by delivery of a penny : 
Seal of Lill, as baillie, appended at Bothans said date : Witnesses, Jas. 
Lempatlaw, vicar of Makcarstoun, Wm. Hay, Alex. Morhame, Dav. Bartre, 
Wm. Morhame, and Gil. Duguid. (//.) 

Liirs seal appended in fair condition. 

129-^. 7th Feb. 1465/6. Ane instrument of Sasine of the quarter of the 
landis of Linplum gevin be Dungall .McDowalle uppoune the retour of Sir Wm. 
Hay of Tallo the' 7 of february 1465, under the subscriptioune of Alexander 
Clerk Notar. lYo. 39, 161 7 Linplum Im'entory. (//.^ 

130. I2th July 1466. Instrument narrating that Archd. Malvyn, proLurator 
for Sir David Hav of Zestir, knt., asked Malcolm, Abbot of Arbroath, superior 
of the lands of Etkcarmure, w hich he had had {sic) recognosced in his court held 
bv Dav. Heriss of Deryn at Arbroath, to relax the said cognition and demit 
tliem ad plcgum, which the said Abbot did : At the town of Arbroath, 11 a.m. 



04 Calendar of Writs preserved at Tester House. 

12 July 1466: Witnesses, Wm. Baldovyn of that Ilk, Alex. Stewart, Henry 
Ffechy, and Mr. Thos. Dickyson : Wm. Calwart, clerk S. And. dio., N.P., I. a, 

131. 14th July 1466. James be the grace of god king of Scottis To our 
lufed VVilliame the Haye of Ury greting : ftbr alsmekil We be the avise of our 
consele his understanden that our lufed David the haye of Yhestre knight has 
a conrtrmacone of his landis of Admure the whilk landis ye clayme to have in 
entermetting be resone of tak of our Warde of E roll : We charge yhu straitly 
that yhe distrouble na vex nought the saidz landis of Admure na the tenendz of 
thaim na intennettis nought with thaim as yhe Wil ansuer us and our consele 
tharapoun : undir alle payne and charge may efter folow : Geven under our 
signet at Strivelyne the Xiiij day of Julij : the yher of our Regne the Sext (Jas. 
III. a.r. 1466). {H.) 

Written on a long narrow strip of paper ; fragment of signet impressed remains. 

iol . 20th Janr 1466/7. Ane precept of seasing grantit be wm. hay of 
thaiow for infefting of sir robert morham &; his successors chaplaines at st. 
edniondis altar in augmentatione thereof of his cotland in Dunkanlaw seillit & 
not subt. at hadingtoun 20 of Jar. 1466. No. 5, Edtnond Altar Inventory. {//.) 

loZ. 26th Janry. 1466/7. Notarial Transumpt of No. 58 by Pat. de 
Cokburne of Newbigging, sheriff depute of Edinburgh in the constab. of 
Haddington, sitting in judgement in the Tolbooth of H., at the instance of 
Archd. Lyil, attornay of Sir D. de Hay lord of Zestir knt : Tolbooth of H., 
26 Janry. 1466: Witnesses, Sir John de Svvyntoun of that Ilk knt., Wm. de 
Cokburne of Newhall, Wm. Baize of Hepryg, Sir Wm. de Hay knt., John de 
Newtoun of that Ilk, Wm. Haliburtoun, Wm. Hog, Edward de Creichtoun, 
John de Aytoun, and John Crosar : Alex. Clerk, clerk dio. S. And., N.P., I. a 

Seal of sheriff appended in fair condition, chipped. 

133. !2th March 1466/7. Retour of inquest made in the Court of David of 
Hay Lord of Zester and baron of Duncanlaw, Knight, before Archibald Lill 
baillie on 12th March 1466, by George Lil of Stanepeth John Newtoun of that 
Ilk, Ochtred MacDouel, Henry Ogil of Popil, James Lyil, Johne Gedas, 
Archibald Malwyn, Alexander Newtoun, William Chernsvd, Cuthbert Abernethy,' 
Archibald Dal, William Dewer, Patrick Trottar, Alexander Morham and Johne 
Carne, finding Sir William of Hay, Knight, lawful and nearest heir to the late 
Edmund of Hay of Thaiow his father, in the quarter lands of Lynplum, lying in 
the barony of Duncanlaw, shire of Edinburgh and Constabulary of Hadington • 
Which lands are valued at 2 merks in time of peace ; and hold of the Lord of 
Zester, as baron of Duncanlaw, in chief—and were in the hands of the said Lord 
for the space of 3 years from the death of said Edmund through defect of 
the true heir not following his right thereto. (Af.) 

The seals of five of the members of Inquest are appended, three of which partly 



134. 



iO^. 2nd April 1467. Instrument of Assedation by Dame Annabella Bovd 
relict of Edmund of Hay of Thallow with consent of Patrick of Dunbar Lord of 
Bele then her spouse, to Sir Robert Morhame chaplain of the altar of 
St. Edmund the King and martyr, situated in the Collegiate Church of 
Bothanis, and his successors of the terce of a " terre cotarie templarie" lyine in 
the town of Duncanelaw, and the third part of the mylnlands, lying in the 



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territory of Duncanelaw, belonging to her terce by the decease of the said 
Edmund Hay her husband. Which lands &c., William Hay, Knight, her son, 
gave to the said altar in augmentation of the infeftment by the said late 
Edmund Hay ; in pure and perpetual alms : Dated 2nd April 1467, in the 
Cloister of the Friars Minor of Haddington, 3 p.m. : Witnesses, Sir John of 
Swyntoun of that Ilk, Knight, Sir William Hay, Knight, Edmund of Hay his 
brother, William Home of Rauchburn, Robert of Grenlaw, John Geddes and 
James Colylaw : Alexander Clerk is notary. {M. and H.) 

loO. 8th May 1467. Retour of Inquest before Thos. de Hay, baillie of Sir 
D. Hay lord of Zestlr and of Hoprew, knt., on 8 May 1467, at Thankertoun by 
the following jury, Geo. Chansler of Cothquene, Alex. Bailye of Cormastoun, 
Wm. Broun of Hertre, Thos. Portus of Hawkschawis, Thos. de Sandelandis of 
Myddilryg, Wm. de Callyrwod of Tode, Wm. de Geddes of Ladehurd, Jas. de 
Tuedy of Cordoyn, John Inglis of Hangandschaw, Simon Fresail, Rob. de 
Threpland of Mychelhil, Jas Somervil, Rob. Welch, John Patonsoun, and Thos. 
de Balkasky, finding Chas. de Geddes, heir of his father, umquhile John de G. 
in 10 bovates of land of Thankertoun (etc., as in No. 39) worth loos. per annum, 
in superior's hands for 6 weeks through the death of said John G. {H.) 

lob. 3rd Aug. 1467. Instrument of Sasine by Archd. Lyil, baillie of Sir 
D. de Hay lord of Zestir knt., to Sir Wm. de Tothryk, chaplain, of the liferent 
of an annualrent of 5 marks from Sir David's lands of Blannis : Done on said 
lands, II a.m. 3 Aug. 1467. Witnesses, Sir Jas. Ballyngal, chaplain, Adam 
Daw, Serjeant, Jon Ker, Pat. Cristisoun, Wm. Gourlay, and John Johnnsoun : 
Ale.x. Clerk, notary. {H.) 

Seal of baillie appended in good condition. 

137. 24th Oct. 1467. Instrument on the relaxation of the lands of 
Glencotho, Peeblesshire, which had been recognosced at the King's command, 
by Andrew, Lord Avendale, the Chancellor of Scotland at the petition of Thos. 
Haya, procurator for Sir David Haya of Zhestir knt., in the presence of the 
other Lords of Council : Done in the King's Palace Linlithgow, 3 p.m. 24 Oct. 
1467 : Witnesses, Colin, Earl of Ergile and Lord Campbel ; Rob., Lord Boyde; 
Rob., Lord Lile ; Mr. Jas. Lyndesay, provost of Lincloudane ; Mr. David 
Guthre, Comptroller of the Rolls ; and Mr. Archd. Quhitlaw the King's 
Secretary : Alex, de Foulis, clerk dio. S. And., N.P., La. (//.) 

138. 28th July 1468. Instrument of Sasine by Thos. de Hay, baillie of Sir 
David de Hav, knt., lord of Zester, to Alex. Lokart, attornay for Sir Wm. Hay, 
knt, of an annualrent of 2^ marks from the lands of Westerhopprew : Done at 
Hopprew, at the gate of the house of said T. H., 9 a.m. on 28 July 1468 : 
Witnesses, Geo. Geddes, Edward Boroniam, Thos. Stewinsoun, Thos. Blak, 
and Wm. Millar : And. Zonge, priest Glasg. dio., N.P. I. a. (//.) 

139. 22nd Nov. 1468. Instrument, at the instance of Sir David Hay of 
Zestyr, knt., upon his consent to pay expenses of Patrick, Abbot of Newbotyle 
of the Cistercian Order, judge and executor of certain apostolic letters and 
processes of the Pope, obtained by the said Sir David against Rob. Lord 
Flemyng upon the right of Patronage of the Parish Kirk of Bygar : Done m 
the College Kirk of Dalketh, 11 a.m. 22 Nov. 1468 : Witnesses, Hugh Douglas 



of 
that 



Borg, John Cranstoun of Svvnhop, Jas. Flemyng of Bord, John Xeutoune of 
...at Ilk, John Gvfferd, Mr. Alex. Gyfferd provost of College Kirk of Dalketh, 
Mr. Jas. Dowglas, prebendarv of said Kirk, John Burnet. John Stanhouss, Wm. 
Gybson, John Hatle, chaplain's. Masters Rob. Cottis and John Lokhart, notaries, 
Nycholas Watson, Geo. Dowglas, Dav. Wrycht, Thos. Barbure. and Ihos. 
Stanhouss : Rob. Halywell, priest dio. S. And., N.P., I.a. (//.) 



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140. 1468 Paper schedule of excerpts produced on behalf of Robert Lord 
Fleniine before the Abbots of Newbotyl and Dribruch, mentioning the Apostolic 
letters obtained by David Hay of Yester addressed to the Abbots of Newbattle 
and Dryburgh and Official of S. Andrews, delegated Judges in the cause between 
him and Rob. Lord Fleming anent the patronage of Kirk of Biggar : Appeal by 
1) H to Mr. Symon de Dalgless Precentor of Glasgow, Judge depute by the 
ordinary : Citation of Lord Fleming at the Kirk of Kyrkyntuloch and Castle of 
Cummyrnalde : etc. Undated. {H.) 

140-^. 17th December 1468. A contract of rnariage betuix Jon hay sone to 
david Lord of Zester and elizabeth cunninghame dochtir to geo. cunninghame 
of beltune of the daitt the 17 day of december 1468. No. 15, 1619 Belton 
Inventory. (//.) 

140^. 18th Deer. 1468. Ane band (of) Interdictioun quhair Sir Wa. 
Cunninghame of beltune Knyt and geo. cunninghame his sone band thameselfifis 
to the said Jon hay that they sould not analie nor dispone any of thair Landis 
without his consent of the daitt the 18 of decembr. 1468. No. 16, 1619 Belton 
Inventory (//.) 

141. i8th Dec. 1468. Obligation, in vernacular, by Sir Wm. of Cunyngame 
of Beltoun, knt., and Geo. of Cunyngame, his son and apparent heir, to pay 
1000 marks to John the Hay, son and apparent heir of Sir David the Hay of 
Zestir, knt., " becaus of maryage to be made betuix the said Johne the hay and 
Elisabeth of Cunyngame the dochtir of me the said george gif it happynis that 
God providis me the said george til haf ony ayris male lachfully gottyn of my 
body," to be paid in instalments upon the High Altar of the College Kirk of the 
Bothanis, the first ^50 on Whitsunday or Martinmas in Winter " eftir that it be 
notourly knawyne that I the said george haf ony heirs male etc." : Haddington, 
18 Dec. 1468 : no witnesses. (//.) 

Seal of Sir Wm. is appended in good condition. That of Geo. C. is gone. 

142. i8th Dec. 1468. Obligation, in vernacular, by John the Hay, son 
and apparent heir of Sir David the Hay of Zestir, knt., to Sir Wm. of Cunyngame 
of Beltoun, knt., and Geo. of Cunyngame his son and apparent heir, "in the 
soume of a thousand markis of usuale mone of Scotland becaus of maryage to 
be made betuix me the said Johne the hay and Elisabeth of Cunyngame the 
dochtir of the said george of cunyngame gif that god providis that the said 
Elisabeth the dochtir of the said george beis ayr to the saidis schir William or 
george of all the landis belangyng to the saidis'William or george excepand the 
landis that war talzeit of aid tyme," to be paid in instalments on the Altar of 
the Chapel of Beltoun, the first ^50 on Whitsunday or Martinmas in winter 
"eftir that it be notorly knawyne that the said Elisabeth is ful ayr to the saidis 
Schir William or george." Haddington, 18 Dec. 1468 : no witnesses. (//.) 

Seal of John Hay appended in fair condition. 

14o. 25th Feb. 1468/9. Letter in vernacular under the testimonial of the 
Great Seal narrating decreet of the Parliament held at Edinburgh by King 
James IH. 23rd February 1468 : In which Alexander Cokburne and'Matho 
Cokburne are ordained to " devoide and red" the lands of Crammalde, and 
Uuer Megot to Sir David the Haye of Yestir, Knight, and to find caution in 
300 punds that they shall not intromite with the said lands, or disturb the said 
Sir David therein in time coming, and to pay 5 merks of costs. At Edinburgh 
25th February 1468. {M.andH.) ^ 

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144. 14th May 1469- Letter from James III., in vernacular, to David the 
hayeofZestirknicht, about the contention between Hayand Robert Lord Fleming 
over the patronage of Biggar Kirk, forbidding him and his friends to come in 
I' fere of were," against the sonnys of Fleming to whom he has also written, 
"for the gadermg of lammys woU and uthir teyndis and dewiteis pertening to 
the said personage,"' because he has ordered the \'icar General of (ilasgow to 
sequestrate the fruits of said parsonage in the hands of Maister Adam of 
Cokburne of Scraline to be kept by him on behalf of the party who finally 
obtains the parsonage by process of law : Given under the Signet at Edinburgh 
14 May and year of reign the ninth. (1469) : Signed James S.R. (//.) 

Impression of Signet gone. 

145. 3rd August 1469. Papal Dispensation direct by Phillip Bishop of 
Albano to the Bishop of Glasgow or his vicars for the marriage of John Hay 
laic and Elizabeth de Cunyngham being in the fourth degree of consanguinity. 
Dated at St. Peter's Rome 3rd August in the fifth year of the pontificate of Pope 
Paul H. (1469). (J/.) 

The official seal of the Penitentiary is appended. 

14D, 24th Sept. 1469. Instrument narrating that John Hay, son and 
apparent heir of Sir David Hay of Zestir, procurator of Andrew Hay, Rector of 
Bygar, passed to the Parish Kirk of Bygar ; presented to the notary certain 
apostolic letters or bulls of Pope Paul II., dated 10 Kal Dec. 1468, with a 
process executorial by Francis, bishop of Terinsin, judge and executor in this 
case, under the subscription of John liectonibus, notary and tabellion, confirm- 
ing the dimission of the late John Arroys last possessor ; and upon the reading 
thereof requested Patrick Bochut, curate of the said kirk, to give him possession 
as procurator, which the said Patrick did, giving him possession of the said 
Rectory with all its fruits, rents and emoluments, with glebe, toft, croft and 
manse, by delivery of the keys of the door and ornaments of the Altar, 
immediately after solemn mass: Done 11 a.m. 24 Sept. 1469: Witnesses, 
Wm. de Callerwode of that Ilk, Arthur Flemyng, Ninian Callerwode, John 
Crawfurde and Andrew Lowys : Wm. Fergusii, vicar of Crawment Dunkeld 
dio., N.P., I. a. (i¥.) 



a 



147. 30th Sept. 1469. Instrument on the presentation by John Hay, etc., 
as in No. 146, of bulls by Pope Paul 11., dated S. Peter's, Rome, 1468, and a 
Process by Francis, bishop of Terinsin in the city of Rome, anent Biggar to 
Andrew, Bishop of Glasgow and their fulmination by him : Done in the 
Bishop's room in his City of Glasgow, 6 p.m. 30 Sept. 1469 : Witnesses, Thos. 
de Forsyth, canon of Glasgow, Thos. de Hay, Nicholas de Leodio, and Roger 
de Murhede : David Rede, priest, Glasgow dio., N.P., La. (//.) 

148. iith Oct. 1469. Decreet by way of instrument by Caspar de 
Theramo, Dr. of Decreets Provost of the Churches of Tridentin and Lausanen, 
Chaplain of the Pope and his holy Palace and Auditor of Causes specially 
depute, in the cause between Sir David Hay, lord of the place of Zestir, and 
Rob. Lord Flemyng over the right of patronage and presentation by turn to the 
Parisli Kirk of Bigar, as stated in a petition by John March Rector of Bigar 
against Andrew Hav, pretended clerk : procurator for Hay, Mr. Antony de 
Rugubis, for March, Mr. Peter de Milinis : Dated at S. Peter's, Rome, 
Wednesday 11 Oct. 1469: Witnesses, Masters Egidius Dass and Herman 
Plenyneli, Notaries Public writers, and our clerks of the monastery and diocese 
of Leodin : John Hagenwiler, clerk of the dio. of Constance, N.P. A. and 
La. (//.) 

Seal, which has been attached by cords, is gone. 



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149. loth Nov. 1469. Charter by Sir David Hay of Zestir, knt. to his son 
and heir apparent, John Hay, of an annuahent of 2^ marks from the lands of 
Westir Hoprew, in the barony of Hoprew, and shire of Peebles, resigned by his 
kinsman Sir Wm. HayofTallo, knt.: Zestir, 10 Nov. 1469: Witnesses, John 
Guvane of Cardrono, Ninian Lowis, son and heir apparent of Thos. L. of 
Mennare, Archd. Lile, Jas. Lile, Wm. Hay of Mynzet, Thos Hay, Richard 
IJissate, Rob. Lowis, and Wm. Geddes. (//.) 

Seal appended. 

.149^. 23rd Nov. 1469. Ane procuratorie of resignatioune of ane quarter 
of the landis of Linplum maid be Sr. Wme. hay of Tala in the handis of dungall 
mcdowgall Daitit the 23 of november 1469. No. 79, 1617 Linplwn Inventory. 

{H.) 

150. 25th Nov. 1469. Instrument of Resignation by Sir Wm. Hay of 

Tallow knt. to Sir David Hay of Zestir knt. as superior of an annualrent of 
2\ marks from Wester Hoprew in favour of John Hay (as in No. 149) : At 
Edinburgh in the hospice of Martin Mannewell, 11 a.m. 25 Nov. 1469: 
Witnesses as in No. 149 : Thos. Unthank, clerk S. And. dio., N.P , I. a. {H.) 

Seal of Sir Wm. Hay appended, in good condition. 

151. 25th Nov. 1469. Paper Letter of Warrandice by Sir Wm. Hay of Tallo 
knt. of his resignation to John the Hay son and heir of Sir D. Hay of Zestir of 
2=V marks annualrent from Westir Hoprew, see No. 150, and in especial that 
J. H. should not be vexit by Annabell Bold "my moder " now the spous of 
Patric Dunbar of Bele nor by the said Patrick for her third or terce of said 
annualrent the granter's lands of Tallo and Kingildurris becoming liable for the 
amount: Edinburgh, 25 Nov. 1469: no witnesses. (//.) 

Seal impressed, quite gone. 

l02. 27th March 1470. Collation by Patrick Bishop of S. Andrews to Sir 
John Walas, procurator of Sir David Gundy prebendary of Kirkbank in the 
College Kirk of Bothans, of the prebend of the Alter of S. Ninian in the 
said Kirk, vacant by the resignation uf Sir Wm. Tothrik, on presentation 
by David Hay of Lochorwart : At the Palace (palatium) of Petyniveim, 27 
March 1470: and 6th year of consec. Witnesses, Masters Wm. Blar vicar of 
Carale, Jas Dowglas, and Wm. Mowat, Pat. Annand and Sir John Gray N.P. 

Both seals gone. 

153. 27th March 1470. Collation by Patrick Bishop of S. Andrews to Sir 
Wm. Tothryk, prebendary of the Altar of S. Ninian in the College Kirk of 
Bothanis, to the prebend of Kyrkbank in the said Kirk, vacant by resignation 
of Sir David Gundy through his procurator Sir John Walas, on presentation by 
Sir David Hay of Lochorwart knt. : At the Palace of Petynweim^ 27 March 
1470: Witnesses as in No. 152. (//.) 

Round seal of the Bishop appended in good condition, and, in sign of his havint^ 
given institution, the seal of Mr. Wm. Foular, Dean of Haddington. '' 

154. 13th April 1470. Indenture between Sir David the Hay of Yester 
Knycht, on the one part and Sir Robert of Morham perpetual Chaplain of the 
Altar of St. Edmund, within the College Kirk of Bothanis, whereby the said Sir 
David sets and in feuferme letts to the said Sir Robert his part of the Walkmyln 
lands of Duncanlaw, with a part of the said lands now pertaining to the said 



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altar, and to the said Sir Robert and his successors, by assedation in feuferme 
made by his sister's son Dungal Madowal of Malcarstoun and portioner of the 
lands of Zester, Duncanelaw and Morham ; with another part of the said Walk- 
myln lands set to the said Altar and chaplain by William the HayofTalow, 
Knicht, son and heir of Uniquhil his (the granter's) brother Edmund the Hay of 
Talow ; Which Assedations the said Sir David hereby confirms ; with freedom to 
the said Sir Robert "to byg hiswalkmyln and to layand bynda part of his dam on 
the manis of Zester oure the water ryunand betwyx the baronis of Zester and 
Duncanlaw and to tak up rutis and bushis with erd and stane to byg and beit 
the said dam and the lade of it sal ryn fra the gret water to the Welburne 
thruch the commone of Duncanlaw and Duncanis bog and fra thin it sal ryn to 
the sai'l Walkinyln for to be byggit in the W'alkmyln croft within the fulze of 
Duncanlaw forgan the Bothanis and the wayflame behynd the myln pot sal pas 
oure the gate that gais fra the Bothanis to Duncanlaw and sal ryn agan in the 
Water at the south end of a Gotland pertenyng to the said Schir David." 
Holding of the granter in feuferm for yearly payment of 20 shillings scots: 
Sasine given to Sir R. AI. in confirmation by Sir D. H. : Dated at the College 
Kyrk of Bothanis 13th April 1470 : Witnesses, John the Hay son and apparent 
heir to the said Sir David, William the Hay, Andro the Hay, and Robert the 
Hay also sons of the said Sir David, Sir Richard of Knollis vicar of the 
Bothanis, Sir James of Lempatlaw, \'icar of Alalkarstoun, Sir Nichol the Hay, 
Sir David Gundy prebendaries of the said College Kirk, Sir James Baungall, 
Sir Dungall the Hay and Sir George Kylow chaplains. (J/, and N.) 

The seal gone. 

loo. 28th May 1470. Instrument of Submission by Robert Lord Flemyng 
and Sir David Hay of Vhestir knt., in the cause between them over Hay's 
lands in the lordship of Bigar, the patronage of the Parish Kirk and the 
Hospital of Bigar, and Fleming's lands in Twedal, to the following arbiters, 
Rob. Fleming son of said Lord, Thos. Fleming brother of said Lord, Sir Thos. 
Atyhinsoun priest, Geo. Cunynghame son and apparent heir of Wm. C. of 
Beltoun knt., Thos. Lowys of Mener, Sir John Cokburne vicar of Caldirclere, 
Masters John Ottirburne Ofiicial of S. Andrews in Lothian, and Wm. Foular 
vicar of Kilmachome, and Sir Richard Robertson (Roberti) canon of Aberdeen : 
Edinburgh 28 May 1470, in the room of the said Official at 9 a.m. : Witnesses, 
Malcolm Fleming son and apparent heir of Lord F., John Hay son and apparent 
heir of Sir D. H., Wm. Hay, Thos. Hay, Valter Twedy, Wm. Burne, Mr. David 
Huchisoune and Sir Matthew Dalgless priest : Rob. Cotis, priest Glasg. die, 
N.P., La. {H.) 

156. 28th May 1470. Duplicate of the foregoing, written in a less 
elaborate style on a smaller piece of parchment. (//.) 

157. 29th May 1470. Instrument narrating Decreet, in vernacular, by the 
Arbiters appointed in No. 155 (John Otterburn is here styled Licentiate in 
Decreets, Provost of Methven, Canon of Glasgow, and Official) decerning that 
Lord Fleming is to have all the lands of the lard Vhestir in the barony of 
Bigar with the patronage of Kirk and Hospital of B. in exchange for his 
(Ffeming's) baronv of Olivercastel and the half of over Kyndildoris with the 
superiority of Frude, Polmude, Cokkeland, and Glenquotho, the quhilk the half 
ourlordschip pertenyt to the said lord flemyn of befor Reservand to the lorde of 
a chemis within and a square acre of Olivercastel lying between the Kingis streit 
and the berne burne ; and the Lord F. to make his cousin Andro Hay son of 
Sir D. H. a yearly pension of 25 marks, the said Sir D. H. and A. H. resigning 
all claim to the patronage etc. : ratifying the sentence dimissive by Masters 
Simon of Dalgless and Martyn Wane upon said patronage etc. : and Fleming 
and Hay to pass this nycht or to morne be none at the ferrest befor oure 
soverane lord and Ukane of yhaine to mak Resignacionis of the forsaid landis 



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eftir tlie tenor of this decreit, signed by all the arbiters and written by one of 
their number, Geo. Cunninghame, at Edinburgh 29 May 1470 : Done in the 
room of the said Official in Edinburgh, i p.m. 29 May 1470 : Witnesses, 
Malcolm P'leming son and apparent heir of Lord F., John Hay son and apparent 
heir of Sir D. H., Thos. Hay, Walter Tuedy, Wm. Menteith son and heir of 
John M. of Kerss, Wm. Burne, Rob. Burne, Adam Mwr and Alex. Howysoune : 
Rob. Cotis, notary. {H.) 

158. 29th May 1470. Duplicate of the foregoing, written in less elaborate 
style. {H.) 

159. 30th May 1470. Obligation by Rob. Lord Fleming in terms of the 
decreet, No. 157, to his cousin Andrew Hay son of Sir D. H. of Yhestir knt, of 
a yearly pension of 25 marks payable in two portions, at Pentecost and 
Martinmas in winter, within the Parish Kirk of Bigar for all the days of Andrew's 
life : At Edinburgh, 30 May 1470. {H.) 

Seal gone. 

159 . 1st June 1470. Sixteenth century copy (see 8 March 1525/6) of a 
Letter from the King under the Privy Seal narrating that for certain causes 
shown to the King and Council by David Hay of Zestir, Knight, " that the 
wilfulness of the said David will nocht be rewlit be ressone in the governance 
of himself his landis and possessions tharfor apone the gud zele and favouris 
that our progenitouris and we had and has to the said David and his anteces- 
souris for thair trew service and lawte that thay and he has kepit to our said 
progenitouris and us in all tymes bygane, our will is that the said David aeris 
prospir and precede to his heretage but devision or alienatione of the samyn. 
Tharfor we charge stratly and commandis all and sindry our liegis and subditjs 
spirituale and temporale that nane of thame tak apon hand to by ony landis 
wedsettis gyf formalis or tak obligationis or any uther maner of feftinentis fra 
the said David in tyme cuming that may be prejudice to Jhone the Hay his 
sone and apperand air or to thame that cumis of hym lauchfully undir all the 
hieast pane." At Edinburgh ist June loth Year of the King's reign, 
1470. {M.) 

IbU. 1 2th July 1470. Crown Charter of Confirmation in favour of John le 
Haye son and apparent heir of David le Haye of Yestir, Knight, of the lands of 
the barony of Oliverecastel and half of the lands of Vuyr Kingildurris, with the 
superiorities of the tenandries of the lands of Frude, Polmude, Coquelande and 
Glenquotho, lying in the Sherififdom of Peebles ; on resignation by Robert 
Lord Flemyng in Excambion with the said David le Hay, Knight, for his lands 
in the barony of Bigare, with the right of patronage of the church and Hospital 
of Bigare. Holding of the Crown in fee and heritage, for the usual services. 
Reserving to the said Robert Lord Fleming one messuage of the lands of 
Oliverecastell. At Edinburgh 12th July 1470. Witnesses, Andrew, Bishop of 
Glasgow ; Thomas, Bishop of Aberdeen, Keeper of the Privy Seal ; William, 
Bishop of Orkney ; Andro Lord Avandale, Chancellor ; Colin Earl of Argyle, 
Master of the Household ; William Knowis, preceptor of Torphichen, treasurer ; 
John of Colquhoun of that Ilk, knights ; Masters David of Guthre of that Ilk, 
Keeper of the Rolls ; and Archibald of Quhitelaw, Archdeacon of Lothian, 
Secretary. {M. and H.) 

Great Seal appended, complete. (Not in Reg. Mag. Sig.) 

1d1. 4th March 1470/1. Decreet bv way of Instrument given by David 
Kay, Doctor of Decreets, official principal of St. Andrews, Judge and 
Commissary of Patrick Bishop of St. Andrews, adjudging Sir David Haya, 



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Lord of Yestirto have the right of patronage of the Provostry of the Collegiate 
Church of Bothans, and Andrew Hay his son, clerk of the diocese of St. 
Andrews provost thereof on presentation by his said father ; At the Altar of S. 
Katherine the Virgin in the Cathedral Kirk of St. Andrews 4th March 1470. 
Witnesses, William Lord le Grahame, David Graham his brother german, 
Robert Drummonth, Sirs and Masters John Gardener, Andrew Wardlaw, 
William Lawson presbyters, Thomas Masoun clerk of the diocese of Brechin, 
Andrew Gades and Thomas Fodby laics, Duncan Yhalulok priest of diocese 
of S.A., and Andrew Maurice priest of diocese of Aberdeen, notaries. 
{M. and H..) 

The round seal and the seal of the official of St. Andrews, bearing a shield with a 
Saltire, are appended, the former rather defaced. 

Ib^. 1 8th March 1470/1. Collation by Patrick Bishop of S. Andrews, 
direct to Mr. Wm. Foular Dean of Haddington, of Andrew Hay, clerk of the 
diocese of Glasgow, to the Provostry of the College Kirk of Bothanis, vacant 
by the decease of Mr. Fergus Makdowell, last possessor thereof, on presentation 
by Sir David Hay, knt., lord of Zestir : At Edinburgh 18 iMarch 1470. {H.) 

Round seal of the Bishop and, in token of his having given institution, the seal cf the 
Dean of Haddington (the same as that appended to Nos. 127 and 153) are 
appended in good condition. 

iOO. 28th March 147 1. Charter by Elizabeth Swift, daughter and heiress 
of umquhile Henry Swift, burgess of Edinburgh, and spouse of John 
Edmondstoun, to John Redepeth, burgess of Edr., and Mariorie Martin his 
spouse of her piece of land, built with stone walls, with waste and garden, 
lying in the said burgh of Edinburgh on the south side of the King's street 
within her own tenement between the stone gable of the south land of Wni. 
Lamb on the North side, land of Wm. Scheresmytht on S., lands of Pat. de 
Balbirny and Sir Rob. de Prestoun, vicar of Lintoun on W., and land of Wm. 
Lamb vulgarly called the Scof houss on E. : To be held by the said John and 
Marjory, and longer liver, and their heirs in feefirm and heritage : Paying 40s. 
yearly : Edinburgh 28 March 147 1 : Witnesses, Henry Martyn, John Alansoun, 
Richard Rede, Henry Mclellan, Sir John Smale, chaplain, Thos. L'nthank 
N.P., Alex. Caribris, Alex. Michelsoun, Jas. Achinlek, John Haliday, John 
Walch, and Wm. Nevy. {H.) 

Seals of the granter, her husband, and Geo. de Penicuik bailie of Edinburgh 
appended, in fair condition. 

164. 28th March 1471. Instrument of Sasine following on No. 163 by 
Geo. Penicuk, bailie of Edr. Done 2 p.m. 28 March 1471 : Same witnesses as 
in No. 163 except last four : Thos. Unthank, clerk S. And. die, N.P. L and R. a. 

Seal of G. P. appended in fair condition. 

165. 28th March 1471. Instrument of Sasine following on No. 163 by 
Geo. Pennycuk, bailie of Edinburgh, and also of the land of the said John 
Redepeth, lying in the said burgh on the W. side of the venelle called 
Leichwynd, between the land of Jas. Pahar on N., land of Alex. Thomsoun on 
S., close of umquhile Francis Prest on W., and close of said venelle on E., 
resigned by said J. R. in favour of himself and his wife Marjory Martm, at 
whose instance the instrument is made: Done 2 p.m., 28 March 1471 : 
Witnesses as in No. 163 : Alex. Michaelson, clerk S. And. die, N.P. I. and R.a. 

Seal of G. P. appended. 



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166. 28th Mav 1471. Letter of tack, in vernacular, by Dungal Makdowale 
of Makaistoune, and portioner of the lands of Zestyr, Dwncanlaw, and Morame, 
To Sir Robert of Morame, prebendary of the College Kirk of liothanis, his 
heirs, and assignees, (husbandmen and servants). Of his four husbandlands in 
the town and fulzhe of Zestyr, occupied by Sandris off Morame brodyr germane 
to the said schir Robert, Gilbert Dewgude, and Nychol Gylysoune, for the 
space of 19 years, entry at Whitsunday next : Paying 17 shillings and a penny 
yearly and the cas'tell wardis to the King, compearance at the granter's courts 
at Yester, and general service ; and acknowledging payment by R. M. of 46 
marks 8 sh. and 10 pence for the 8 years male of the two husbandlands occ. by 
G. D. and N. G. and for the gersum, fovvlis, caryage, dawerkis, and of all other 
chargis awcht and wont pertenand to the forsaid four husband landis : 
Haddington, 28 May 1471 : Witnesses, Rob Ramesay of Curop ; Archd. off 
Hepburne, burgess of H. ; John off Hepburne, son to the sd. A., and Wm. 
Synclar brother german to Geo. Synclar of Blance. {H.) 

167. 8th Aug. 147 1. Charter by Thomas Newton brother german of John 
Newton of that Ilk, in favour of Thomas Moffat of Prestisbuttis, of an annual- 
rent of 4 merks, furth of his land lying in the town of Newtoun, once belonging 
to said Thos., in the west and on the north side thereof, lying in the 
Constabulary of Haddington and shire of Edinburgh ; Holding of the granter 
in fee and heritage for payment of a Red Rose yearly at the feast of St. John 
the Baptist, in name of blench ferme ; Under reversion for ^40 to be paid on 
Altar of the Holy Cross of Lucano in the Kirk of the Preaching Friars of 
Haddington ; At Edinburgh 9th August 1471. Witnesses, John of Newtoun of 
that Ilk, Sir John Gillasbysoune, Thomas Uthank, notary public, Walter 
Henrisoune, and John Walch. {M. and H.) 

Seal of granter defaced. 

1D< . 2 1 St Janry. 147^/2. A Retour of George Cunninghame quhair he is 
retourit air to umquhill Sir William Cunninghame in the Landis of beltune and 
kilpallet of the daitt 21 of Januarij 1471. No. 19, i6\q Belion Inventory. (//.) 

Ido. 5th Feb. 1471/2. Retour of Inquest held in the burgh of Dumfries, 
5 Feb. 1471, before Sir Rob. de Crechtone of Sanchquhar knt. sheriff of the 
said burgh, by the following jurors, Rob. Lord Maxwell, David Heris of 
Anendaill knt., Vedast Grersone of Lag, Aimer Charteris of Amysfeld, Simon 
de Glendunwyn son and heir of Simon de G. of that Ilk knt., Rob. McBrair 
provost of the said burgh, Geo. Neilsone of Madinpap, Edw. de Crechtoun of 
Knokkis, John Neilsone of Corsok, Rob. Valch of Schawis Jas. de Kirkhauch 
of Soudanvell, Alex. Rorisone of Barndawnach, Stephan de Kirkhauch of 
Gleneslene, Alex, de Crechtoune of Craffurtstoune, David de Crechtoune of 
Vynterhop, Gilbert Grersone of Kirkbride, and John Maxwell of Colnhath ; 
finding George de Cunynghame heir to his father Sir Wm. Cunynghame knt, 
who died about 6 weeks before, in the lands of the barony of Snayd, worth 40 
marks per annum, held of the King in chief, and paying in name of blanche 
firme a pair of spurs or 6 sh. 8 pence at the Feast of S. John Baptist. (//.) 

Three seals appended. 

r r u • -^^'^ ^^^' ^471/2. Instrument of Sasine given by Rob. Fergussone 
of Brechinside following upon and narrating a Precept of Sasine from Chancery 
^ a^ ^ ; ^•'■- '"' ^° ^°^- Fergussone and Sir Rob. Crechtoune of Sanchar, 
knt., Sheriff depute of Dumfries following upon the Retour of Geo. Conyngame 
lord of Beltoun as heir to his father Sir Wm. C. in the barony of Snaid, and 
directing security to be taken of 13s. 4d. for duplication of the said lands : Done 
on the head messuage 11 a.m., 15 Feb. 1471 : Witnesses, Vedast Greyrsone of 
Lag, Gylbert G. his son and heir, Gavin de Dunbar, son and heir of Archd. de 



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D. of Little Spot, Wni. de Gordoune, Michael de Wemys, Geo. Vouse, John de 
Cotis, Donald Greyrsone, Gylbert Malyoane, also Sirs And. Howysoune, and 
Thos. Symsoune chaplains : John Mcllhauch, clerk Glasg. dio., N. P. I.a. {H.) 
Seal of R. Fergusson appended, in fair condition. 

170. iith March 1471/2. Instrument of Sasine by Sir Jas. Ledail of 
Halkerstone, knt., Steward of the Earldom of March following on and narrating 
a precept of Sasine by Alexander Duke of Albany Earl of March etc., dated 
Dunbar 24 Janry. 1471, following on Retour in the Duke's "Chapel" of Geo. 
Cunningham as heir to his father Sir \Vm. C. of IJeltoune, knt. in the lands of 
Beltoune and Kilpallet, and directing security to be taken of 40 marks for 
relief : Done 3 p.m. on head messuage, 11 March 1471 : Witnesses, David 
Home of Spot, Wm. Hepburne, Ale.K. Hume, Nigel Cuningham, Michael 
Wemis, esquires, and Rob. Roule and John Lamb, burgesses of Dunbar : Mat. 
Baidenagh, clerk Aberdeen dio., N.P. L and R.a. (//.) 

Seal of Office of the Steward appended, slightly broken. 

111. 19th Janry. 1472/3. Charter by George de Cunyngame, lord of 
Beltoun and the lands of the Snaide, to John Hay son and heir of Sir David 
Hay of Zestir knt. because of marriage contracted between said John and 
Elisabeth de C. the granter's daughter, of 18 marks worth of land in the Snaide, 
namely ^3 land in the Lagane, ^i land in the Brakanesyde, £z land in Achyn- 
patrik, £2 land in Strach, and ^4 land in Makulstoun and Balleqwharne, lying 
in the shire of Dumfries : To be held in fee and heritage of the granter and his 
heirs ; Paying yearly a silver penny at Pentecost if asked ; and Reserving 
liferent to the said George : Haddington, 19 Jan. 1472 : Witnesses, Sir John 
Cokburne, vicar of Abyrcorne, Wm. Hay of Mynzane, Rob. Grenlaw, burgess 
of Haddington, Philip Cunyngame, Andrew Geddes, and Alex. Clerk N.P. 

Seal of G. C. appended, in fair condition. 

\%li, 14th Feb. 1472. Testimonial of .Sasine given personally by (ieorge 
of Cunyngame of Beltoun, following upon No. 171 : Dated 14th P'ebruary 1472. 
Witnesses, Gawane of TJunbar, William the Hay of Mynzane, Robert the Hay, 
Philp of Cunyngame, Gilbert Greifsoun, Alexander Greifsoun, Michel of Wemys, 
John of Cotis, George Wolf, John of Wod. {M. and H.) 

Seal of granter in fair condition. 

173. 5th Janry. 1473/4. Indenture between John the Hay of Oliver- 
castell son and apparent heir of Sir David the Hay of Yestir, Knight, on 
the one part and Sir William the Hay of Tallo, Knight, on the other 
part, whereby the said Sir William agrees to deliver to the said John the house 
and castle of Morham, with three acres of land pertaining thereto, "unspulzit or 
parbrekyt of duris wyndowis zetis of irn or of three burdis trestis jestis loftis 
lokis keyis barris bandis or ony uthir reparatioun byggyng or necessary thingis 
wythin the said hous or barmkyn or uthir erde hows quhatsumeuer " at Whit- 
sunday " cum four zeris ne.\t eftir foUowande the date of thir indentouris " ; also 
that the said John shall infeft the said William in seven and a half merks of 
annual-rent furth of his lands of Wester Hopprew lying in the barony of 
Hopprew and shire of Peebles, to be held of the said John in blench ferm for a 
penny if asked, under reversion that whenever the said Sir William is infeft in 
the quarter of the lands of Lynplum, holding of the said Sir David, in ward 
relief and marriage with suits of court, and the said John shall discharge the 
said Sir William of the 20 shillings of annual-rent of the said Sir William's 
lands of Wyndane the said Sir William binds himself to resign the said annual- 
rent of 7^ merks, and the said Sir William binds himself not to take a penny of 
the said annual-rent till the deliverance of the said house and place of Morham : 



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Also the said Sir William shall infeft the said John in lo pounds worth of his 
lands of Cragkyngildwris, lying in the barony of Olivercastle and shire of 
Peebles to be held of the over lord in blench ferm for a penny if asked at the 
ground in which now dwell John Henrisoun, William Henrisoun, Paule 
Henrisoun and Thomas Henrisoun and has in mailing of the said Sir William, 
under Reversion that whenever the said Sir William delivers the said house and 
place of Morhanie and lands foresaid to the said John then the said John shall 
resign the said lo pounds worth of land, and the said John shall not take penny, 
pennyworth or profit of the said land till the Expiry of said 4 years ; And the 
said John shall make to the said Sir William a Letter of Tak of the said quarter 
of lands of Lynplum for the said term of 4 years, for the mail of 6 merks or a 
chalder of meall ; And the said Sir William is bound not to claim the said 
house and castle of Morham with the said 3 acres, nor the third part of Morham 
called Lyndissais land, nor the 2 husband lands of Duncanlaw called Lathis 
lands and Pwnton's land nor the 12 merks of annual-rent which he claimed of 
the said Sir David's land " nor the pastour of the sownies of Wyndan under the 
pain of looo pounds to the King, and looo pounds to the Archbishop's Kirkwerk 
of St. Andiews, and 1000 pounds to said John for his costs, to be paid in the 
Freir Kirk of Haddington on the high altar of the same, within 40 days after 
such claim be raised: And the said John binds himself when he is Lord of 
Yestir to infeft the said Sir William in the said quarter of Lynplum, and to 
discharge the said 20 shillings annual-rent of Wyndan, and give up the annual- 
rent of Hopprew. At Edinburgh 5th January 1473. Witnesses, Master Andro 
the Hay provost of the Bothanis, Wilzam the Hay of Mynzan, Thomas the Hay, 
Richarde Besat, Andro Geddes, John of Bykerton, James of Colylaw and Robert 
Marciale notary public. {M.) 

Seal of saiil Sir William Hay of Tallo in poor condition. 

174. 7th Janry. 1473/4. Reversion, in vernacular, by William the Hay of 
Tallo knycht to John the Hay of Olivercastell, son and heir of Sir David the 
Hay of Zestir knt , of an annual rent of 7 marks 6 sh. and 8 pence from John 
Hay's lands of Westir Hopprew, for infeftment to a quarter of Linplum, to be 
held of said Sir David in warde Releyf and mariage and thre soytis of courtis 
yerly, and quittance of an annualrent of 20 sh. from Sir William's lands of 
Wyndane : Edinburgh, 7 Janry. 1473 : Witnesses, Mr. Andrew Hay provost of 
the Bothanis, William the Hay of Mynzen, Thos. the Hay, Richard Besat, And. 
Geddes, John of Bikertoun, Jas. Colylaw, and Robert Marciale N.P. {H.) 

Seal appended, in fair condition, 

T A^, '^^^ ^^^ ^474- Paper Letter testimonial, in vernacular, by Robert 
Lord Heming certifying, as required by the King's letters because he could not 
be present at the service of Jas. Hunter to the lands of Polmude, that Walter 
Hunter of Polmude up to the time of his decease held his lands of P. of the 
Baron of Olivercastle, ward and relief, and that the said lands had been in the 
hands of Flemmgs gransser and fader from the decease of the father till the 
entry of the said Walter : Edinburgh, 15 May 1474. (iY.) 

Seal impressed on paper badly broken ; but enough remains to shew that the 
supporters were two ladies in kirtles and steeple headdresses, and that the 2nd 
quarter of the shield bore 5 cinquefoils for Eraser. 

Backed—Ane testificatioun that Polmude was haldin of my lord Zestir. 

f V A?^^' J",'y '^74- Charter by David Hay, Lord of Yestir, Knight in 

favour of Alexander Lempetlaw, of that piece of iknd lying in th^ to"^n anS 
territory of Bothanis which belonged to a man called CosoSr, in the barony of 
Yestir, sheriffdom of Edinburgh and Constabulary of Haddington, on the wes 
rommo?;tron ihe '?b'^ °' Gamilstoun, on the o'ne part, and^on the north th 
common way on the other part, and on the south part a croft of the rector of 
Moiham, which pertained to the Collegiate Chur?h of Bothanis, comrionry 



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called "le Staw" of the said rector; being 19 ells in length and 7 ells in 
breadth, with a rig of land lying within the lands of Gamyltoun, next the croft 
of the said rector. Holding in feuferm and heritage and paying therefore 
6 shillings scots. At Hothanis i6th July 1474. Witnesses, Master Andrew 
Hay, provost of the Collegiate church of Hothanis, William Hay, Robert Hay, 
sons of the granter. Sir Nicolas Hay, Dungall Hay, George Penwen presbyters, 
John Bekirtoun, Robert Alexander and David Menzeis. [^M.) 

For greater security of this grant John Hay, son and heir apparent of the granter, 

appends his seal along with that of his father ; the impressions of both are in 

good condition. 

177. 3 1 St Feb. 1474/5. Instrument narrating that Alex. Creichtoun, 
baillie of Edinburgh, at the request of John Redpeith, burgess of Edr., went 
to the land of said John lying on S. of the King's street within the tenement 
of Wm. Henry Swift between the land of Wm. Lamb on N. and land of Wm. 
Scheresmyth on S., the said tenement lying between tenement of um. Rob. 
Lamb on E. and tenement of Pat. Balbuiny on W. ; and there the said J. R. 
made protest against a protest by Sir Walter Swift, chaplain, asserted tutor of 
John Edmonstoun, son and heir of um. Eliz. Swift, as contained in a schedule 
as follows ; Lo ser bailze notar and witnesis her present that I her a nosvng 
and voice that ser Walter Swift chapellane a soun umquhill of Johnne Swift 
and bruthir til umquhill Henry Swift is cumyng her to this land of umquhill his 
bruthir douchtir and quhat at he hes doun her in maner of Interrupcioun as I 
am informit and seisyng brekyn (I wat ?) nocht quhais land or be quhat Rycht 

I knawe nocht and gef that his Interrupcioun and seisyng brekyn mycht or ma 
turne me or (myn) ayris til ony preiudice in tyme to cum as it ma nocht do I 

protest it turne me na myn ayris to na preiudice in tyme to cum ony 

oun or ma do in tym to cum turne me na myn ayris in to na preiuduce as said 
is in tym to cum consideryng that I am in (peceabill) possessioun of my land be 
the commoun law of Scotland passit prescriptioun de terra fideliter empta tenta 

in pace per d a And of this notar I aske zow ane Instrument and this 

bill to be put in it word be word as is her wryttyn and I besek yhow ser bailze 
that ze walde wychesafife to yhour seille to the Instrument in mar evident 
witness of my protestatioun makyn : Done in the close of the said tenement, 

II a.m., 21 Feb. 1474: Witnesses, Jas. Empffelde, John Gray, John Folcart, 
And. Makgy, Jas. Zong, and Jas. Harcass, serjeant : Alex. Michaelson, N.P. 
{H.) 

Baillie's seal is gone, tag left. 

17o- 6th July 1475. Transumpt by way of instrument of No. 61 made 
before John Aytoun, senior, and John Hepburn, baillies of Haddington, sitting 
in judgement in the Tolbooth thereof, at the instance of Wm. Hay of Meynzene, 
esquire, 11 a.m., 6 July 1475 : Witnesses, Wm. Haliburtoun, Rob. Haliburtoun, 
Rob. Grynlaw, John Wouf, John Aytoun junior, and John Mandyrstoun, 
burgesses of said burgh, and Sirs Wm. Haliburtoun and John Farbarne, 
chaplains : John de Haliburtoun, priest S. And. die, N.P., La. (//.) 

Seals of the baillies appended, in fair condition. 

179. i6th Aug. 1476. Dispensation Bull by Pope Sixtus I\\ to Andrew 
Hay, Provost of the Collegiate Church of Bothanis in the diocese of St. 
Andrews, to hold with it another incompatible benefice with all the fruits and 
emoluments thereof. Dated 17th Kalends of September (16th August) 1476. 
{M.andH.) 

180. 2ist April 1477. Precept under the testimonial of the Great Seal to 
the Sheriff and bailies of Peebles to compear on Thursday 3 July before the 
Couii ol Exchequer to be held at Edinburgh, Wednesday 25lh June next, to 



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render their accounts of all fermes, rents, &c., since the time of the last account 
rendered of their office. At Edinburgh 21st April, 17th year of Reign of King 
James III. (No. seal.) 1477. {M. and H.) 

lol- loth Janry. 1477/8. Instrument by Peter Bogart De^n of St. 
Donatus of Bruges in the diocese of Tournay having Commission from Pope 
Sixtus IVth as Judge and Commissary, specially deputed by the said Pope to 
the provosts, deans, curates, &c., constituted by the city and diocese of St. 
Andrews ; in obedience to letters of absolution, in the form of breves by the 
said Pope, from excommunication and other church censures in favour of Sir 
Andrew Hay principal provost of Bothanis in the diocese of St. Andrews, to 
which he had been subjected for non payment of six ducats due to Ceccholi of 
Picchis citizens and merchants of the City of Rome. The Breve bears to be 
obtained on the Mandate of Thomas Bartholi, merchant of Florence. Dated at 
Rome at St. Peters under the fisher's ring loth January 1477. Instrument 
dated 1478, James Vand Borcht notary. {M.) 

Seal gone. 

lo^- 31st March 1478. Precept of Sasine by Matthew Huntar, burgess of 
Peebles direct to Stephen Derlyng, Pat. Dicisoun, and Gilbert Williamsoun, 
burgesses of Peebles, for his son and heir Gilbert Huntar of all his lands called 
"a merkis wortht" of the Farnehauch, the Bordalhauch, and Le F"lerris, in the 
barony of Glene, and shire of Peebles, to be held in feefirme of Rob. Conyng 
and Isabella his spouse of Glen {sic) : Caldestreme 31 March 1478. {H.) 

Seal of H. appended, in fair condition. 

183. 3rd April 1478. Precept of Sasine by Sir David de Hay of Zestir, 
knt. direct to Archd. Lyil, hisbailliein Morhame, for his son and heir John Hay 
of a cotland in the barony of Morhame, constabulary of Haddington and shire 
of Edinburgh: Zestir, 3 April 1478. (//.) 

Seal of Sir D. H., in bad condition, and fragment of Lyil's seal appended. 

lo4. i8th May 1478. Instrument of Sasine by Gilbert Wilzamsoun 
following on No. 182 : Done in said lands i p.m. 18 May 1478 : Witnesses, Geo. 
Davisoun, Jas. Zoung, and Jas. Davisoun : Andrew Zoung, priest Glase. dio. 
N.P. I. and R.a. {H.) s , 

ioO. 2nd Sept. 1478. Commission under the Testimonal of the Great 
Seal ordammg William Lord Borthwik, sheriff of Peblis in hac parte, to execute 
the breves of mquest of our chapel impetrat by John Hay by the death of the 
late David Hay of Yestir, Knight, upon the lands annual-rents and offices of 
the said late David to the said John in the said Sheriffdom of Peblis. Dated 
^J ^'^'"•^'-irgh 2nd September the 19 year of the reign of King James III. 1478. 

^ ^ o^^!^ ?^*- '^7^- ^^e^our of Inquest held in Tolbooth of Edinburgh, 

6 Oct. 1478, before John Hadene of Glenegass by the following jurors, Archd. 
Dundas of that Ilk knt., John Newtoune of that Ilk, Alex. Hammiltoune of 
Hathkate, John Stewart of Cragyhall, Geo. Cunyngham of Beltoune, Archd. 
Douglas, Alex. Stratoune of Lowranstoune, John Crechtoune of Burnestoune, 
John Lowranstoune of that Ilk, Alexr. Damephoy {sic) of that Ilk, John 
fTVuy ^ }^'\ ^^^ll Stetoun (w) of Parbroith, and Richard Congiltoun 
of that Ilk, finding John Hay heir of his father Sir David Hay of Zestir knt. in 
the barony of Lochorwart, the half of the baronies of Zestir and Duncanlaw 



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the two parts of the barony of Morhame, half of the lands of Moskowe, lands of 
Ugstoun, and a quarter of the lands of Blanis all lying in the shire of 
Edinburgh; that Lochorworth is worth ;^2o per an., Zestir^io : los., Duncanlaw 
14 marks and 4od., Morhame 20 marks, Moskowe 20s., Ugstoun 10 marks, and 
Blanis los. ; and that the baronies of Lochorwart, Duncanlaw, and Morhame 
are held in chief of the King by Ward and Relief and common suits, Ugstoun 
in blanchefirme of the King for three broad arrows to be given him when 
hunting on Glademure, Blanis for a similar Reddendo of two broad arrows, in 
whose hands they have been since the death of Sir David about two months 
before, and Moskowe of the baron of Bolton for service as in No. 99. {H.) 

Parchment torn and seals all gone. 

loi. 14th Oct. 1478. Retour of Inquest made at Lanark before Pat. de 
Cleland, sheriff depute of James Lord Hamilton sheriff of Lanark, 14 Oct. 1478 
by the following jurors, John de Carmichel of that Ilk, John Grahame of 
Vesthale, Walter Scot of Vester Nynfiar, John Bourhil of that Ilk, Adam Wer, 
Thos. Haste, Wm. Synkcler, Henry Grahame, Rob. Wer, Roger Brown, John 
Pomfret, Wm. Dekesoun, Martin Bayrd, Thos. Wer, Wm. Dekesoun and Pat, 
Gyrmar, finding John Hay heir of his father David Hay of Zester knt., who died 
about 2 months before, in the 6th part of Thankartoun and the mill thereof, 
worth ^6 per an., held of the King for payment of one penny at the Feast of S. 
John Baptist in name of blanch firme ; the 6th part of Nethertoun of Strath- 
aven and one eighth of the mill, worth ^^3 : 10. sh. per an. ; and an annual rent 
of jsh. from Glengevil in the barony of Strathaven, held of the King by ward 
and relief. (//.) 

Seals of Walter Scot and John Grahame still appended, in bad condition. 

loO- 15th Oct. 1478. Retour of Inquest held at Peebles, 15 Oct. 1478, 
before Wm. Lord Borthwyk, Sheriff of Peebles specially depute, by the following 
jurors, Sir Wm. Borthwyk son and heir of the said Lord B., Walter Twedy of 
Drummelzor, Thos. Lowis of Menner, Wm. Broune of Hartre, John Govane of 
Cardono, Thos. Dykysoune of Ormystoune, Jas. Twedy, Alex. Horsbruke of 
that Ilk, Chas. Geddes, Gav. Barde of Posso, John Dykysoune of Smythtfeld, 
-Mat. (jlendunwyn of Glenroth, Wm. Geddes, Symon Fresell, Wm. Dykysoune, 
and Thos. Bychate of Chapelhill, finding John Hay heir to his father Sir David 
Hay of Zestyr knt., who died about 2 months before, in the barony of Oliver- 
castell, worth ^50 per an., the barony of Lvne and Hoprew, worth ^38 per an., 
the lands of Jedwartfeld worth ^5 per an., and the office of Sheiiff of Peebles, 
worth ^10 per an., the said baronies being held in chief of the King by Ward, 
relief, and common suits, and the lands of Jedwartfeld with the office of Sheriff 
of the King in chief by blanche firme, paying one silver penny at the Feast of 
S. Andrew the Apostle. (//.) 

The seal of Sir W. B. and four others still appended. 

189. 15th Oct. 1478. Retour of Inquest at Alanetoune in the Regality of 
Athcarmure, 15 Oct. 1478, before Alex. Lindissay of Dunrode, baillie of the 
Abbot of Arbroath specially depute, by the following jurors, Sir John Maxuel of 
Calderwod, John Bowrhyll of that Ilk, John Stewynstoun of that Ilk, Gawan 
Maxuel, Thos. Inglis of Murzowstoune, Alex. Baize of Carfin, Harbert Nesbit 
of Dalzeill, Wm. Knellande of that Ilk, John Baize, Jas. Inglis, Rob. Hart of 
Cryngildykis, David Maxuell, Alex. Lindissay, Thos. Quhytlaw, Alex. Malvill, 
David Hennyrsoun, Wm. Russell, John Xesbit of Rawynscrag, and Patrick 
Clelande, finding John Hay heir to his father um. Sir David Hay of Zestir knt. 
in the lands of Athkermure held in chief of the Abbot of .Arbroath, in whose 
hands they had been for 2 months since the death of Sir D. iH.') 

Four seals still appended, none in good condition. 



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190. 17th Oct. 1478. Instrument of sasine by John Crosar, baillie 
specially appointed by John Aldane, sherifif, following on and narrating a Precept 
of Sasine from Chancery, dated Edinburgh 9 Oct. a.r. 19 (1478) addressed to 
the sheriff of Edr. and his baillies following on Retour of John Hay as heir of his 
father Sir David Hay of Zester in the barony of Lochorwart, relief ^20 ; half 
barony of Zester, relief ^20: los. ; half barony of Duncanlaw,relief 14 marks 4od. ; 
two parts of barony of Morhame, relief 20 marks ; lands of Ugystoun and a 
quarter of Blance, duplication of blanch firme 10 broad arrows ; of all the 
above subjects except Lochorwart: Done 9, 10, and u a.m. 17 Oct. 1478: 
Witnesses, Geo. Ker of Sainelstoun, Wm. Ker, Mr. Andrew Hay provost of the 
College Kirk of Bothanys, Wm. Hay brother german of the said John Hay, 
Wm. Hay of Mynzham, Wm. Makdowale, David Dalrymple, Archd. Lile, Alex. 
Morhame, Archd. Flemyng, AndrewCunyghame, Wm. Dalrymple, and Nycholas 
Rychartsoun : Rob. Aytoun, priest S. And. dio., N.P. I. and R.a. {H.) 

Seal of John Crosar appended in fair condition, 

191. 3rd Nov. 1478. Charter by Alexander, Duke of Albany, Earl of March, 
Lord of Annandale and Man, Great Admiral of Scotland, and Guardian of the 
East and West Marches, to George de Cunyghanie of Beltoune of the lands of 
Beltoune in the barony of Dunbar, resigned by the said George at the granter's 
castle of Louchmaben, in favour of himself and the heirs male of his body, 
whom failing Elizabeth Cunyghame daughter of said Geo., whom failing John 
Hay second-born son of John Hay of Olyvercastell, born cf the sd. John and the 
sd. Elizabeth C. his spouse, and the heirs male of his body, whom failing 
William Hay his brother german and the heirs etc., whom failing the next son 
born or to be born of the sd. J. \\. of Olyvercastell and his wife Elizabeth and 
the heirs etc. ; under the condition that the son of John Hay succeeding to 
Beltone is to change his name before Parliament and take the name and arms 
of Cunyghame ; and, if he shall fail to do this, then the lands of B. are to go to 
the nearest heir male of the sd. Geo. C. bearing the name and arms of Cunyg- 
hame : Dated at the granter's Castle of Dunbar, 3 Nov. 1478 : Witnesses, 
Alex. Home of that Ilk, and James LyddaleofHalkarstone, knights, Mr. Martin 
Wan, Chancellor of Glasgow, Malcolm Drummont, rector of Dunbar, David 
Home of Spot, David Rantone of Bylly, Adam Edgar of Weddle, John Ellame 
of Butterdene, Jas. Ogle of Pople, Adam de Moray, John Lyddale, Geo. Roule, 
John Roule, and Wm. Browne. (/Z) 

Seal of the Duke appended, in good condition. 

191 • 4th Nov. 1478. A saising of Jhon lo : hay of Zester in the landis of 
Loquharret as aire to his father Sr. David geven be peter marche notaire 4 
novemb. 1478. No.Z, \b22 Locharret htventory. (H.) 

192. 4ih Nov. 1478. Precept of Sasine by George, Abbot of Arbroath, 
following on Retour (No. 1S9) direct to John Lindesay of Dunrode and John 
Hammyltoun : Dated at Arbroath 4 Nov. 1478 under his seal of office. {H.) 

Seal gone, leaving vesica-shaped mark on paper. 

193. 5th Nov. 1478. Precept of Sasine by Alexander, Duke of Albany 
following on No. 191 to Sir Archd. Hamilton of Innerwik knt., David Rantoune 
of Billy, and Simon Salmon, his Stewards of March : Castle of Dunbar ; Nov 
1478. {H.) ' ^ 

Fragments of his seal in an old twisted piece of paper tied to the tag. 

194. 7th Nov. 1478. Testimonial of Sasine by Sir Archd. Hamilton of 
Innervic knt., Steward of the earldom of March, following on No 193 • Done 
at the head messuage of Belton 7 Nov. 1478 : Witnesses, Pat. Ruthirfurd, Jas 



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Sinclar, John Cottis, Geo. Wolf, Coluniba de Dunbar, esquires, Sir Wm. 
Cunynghame, Sir John Gibsoneand Sir Wm. Gibsone, chaplains. (//.; 
Seal of Sir A. H. appended, in fair condition. 

lyo- 7th Nov. 1478. A duplicate of the foregoing. A fragment of seal 
of Sir Arcd. Hamilton is appended. {H.) 

VdXi> 15th Nov. 1478 Testimonial of Sasine by John Hammyltoune 
following on No. 192: Done at Athcarmure, 15 Nov. 1478: Witnesses, Wm. 
Hay of Menzane and Symon Geddass. {H.) 

Seal of Charles Geddass of Rauchane appended, in fair condition, in absence of 
J. H.'s own seal. 

ii/l- i6th Feb. 1480/1. Retour of John Synclar as lawful and nearest heir 
of the late William Sinclar his father, who died 4 months before, in the lands 
of Hirdmanstoun, lying in the Constabulary of Hadington and shire of Edin- 
burgh, and the lands of Carfra in the shire of Berwic ; Inquest held at Edinburgh 
i6th February 1480; before John Stewart of Cragyhall and David Crechtoun 
of Cranstoun, sheriffs of Edinburgh and Berwik specially constitute, by the 
following persons of Inquest, Patrick Knollis of that Ilk, William Douglas of 
Quhitingham, Knight, Peter of Nesbitt, Patrick Sleich of Cumlech, Adam 
Nesbet of that Ilk, James Spens of Hardanis, Laurence Hatlee, Gilbert Lawder, 
Robert Franch of Thornydykis, Thomas of Borthwik, George of Nesbet, John 
Bowmakare, Patrick Diksoun, Robert Sleich, Alexander Cokburn of Newhall, 
Thomas Fawsyde of that Ilk, James Heriot, Alexander Lawder and Archibald 
of Manderstoun. (Recorded Edinburgh 151)1 March 1656 in the Books of 
Exchequer.) (J/, and H.) 

The seals of John Bowmaker, and other two of the Inquest remain, and tags showing 
that other eight seals were appended. 

lyS. 4th March 1481/2. Instrument taken by John Hay of Yestir that he 
passed to the Castle of Creichtone, and there in presence of Dame Marion Lady 
of Creychtone, warned William her spouse, or keeper of the said place, to have 
compeared in the parish Church of Creychtone, on the loth of April next, with 
letters and Evidents that um. Sir David Hay, Knight, father of the foresaid 
John Hay had made wadset or Assignation of the lands of Loucquorwait to the 
late William Lord Crechtone ; and to receive the sum of 78 merks of the 
residue of the greater sum, as contained in reversion thereof Dated 4th 
March 1481, at the upper gate of tlie town of Crechtoune, 9 a.m. : Witnesses, 
Master Andrew Hay, Provost of the Collegiate Church of Bothanis, William 
Hay, brother german of the foresaid John Hay, John Dekys, .Andrew Lowis, Sir 
Thomas Laws, Sir William James, Chaplains : John Hay, chaplain of the 
diocese of Glasgow, is notary. {M. and H.) 

199. 3rd April 1482. Charter by Gilbert Huntar, burgess of Edinburgh, 
to Martin Balcasky, burgess in Peebles, of his markland in the P\arnehaicht, the 
Fluris, and the Bordalhalche, in the barony of Glene and shire of Peebles : To 
be held in fee and heritage of the granter. Paying 12 pence yearly to the 
superior, the baron of Glene, and a red rose at the Feast of the Nativity of S. 
John Baptist to the granter and his heirs in name of blaiichehrme if asked : 
Edinburgh, 3 April 1482 : Witnesses, Walter Blakloke, John Craike, John 
Androsoune, John Penderlaicht, John Gibsoune, and Jas. Stanely. (//.) 

200. 6th .A.pril 1482. Instrument of Sasine by John Craik, burgess of 
Peebles, following on and narrating a Precept of Sasine, dated Edinburgh, 
5 April 1482, direct to John Dikisoune, Wm. Dikysoune, and John Craik, 
following on Charter No. "199 : Done at Fluris, 9 a.m., 6 April 1482 : Witnesses, 



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Herbert Twedy, John Madur, Thos. Caverhill of the Foulege, Rob. Foster, and 
Thos. Folkart : John Hay, priest, Glasg. dio., N.P. I. and R.a. (//.) 

201. 4th May 1482. Charter by George Cunnynghame of Beltoun to 
John Hay, second born son of John Hay of Zeister, begot between him and his 
spouse Elizabeth C. the granter's daughter, of all the lands of his barony of 
Snade in the shire of Dumfries : To be held of the King in fee rendering 
therefor service used and wont, reserving the liferent to the said George and a 
reasonable terce to his wife Elizabeth : Beltoun, 4 May 1482 : Witnesses, John 
Hay of Zeister, Mr. Andrew Hay, provost of Bothanis, Sir Wm. Cunnynghame 
the granter's brother, Archd. Dunbar, Colin Dunbar, Jas. Sinclare, and Wni. 
Dalrumpill, Sirs John Gybsoun and Rob. Aytoune, chaplains. (//.) 

Seal of G. C. appended, in good condition. 

2\jrL. 7th May 1482. Charter by Thomas Moffat of Prestisbuttis in favour 
of Sir Nicholas Hay, prebendary of the Collegiate Church of Bothanis, of an 
annual-rent of four merks out of the lands of the late Thomas Newtoun, with 
pertinents, lying in the town of Newtoun, in the west end and on the north part 
thereof, within the Constabulary of Haddington and shire of Edinburgh, for a 
certain sum of money paid to me in my urgent necessity by the said Sir 
Nicholas : Holding to the said Sir Nicholas and his heirs and assignees of the 
heirs of the late Thomas Newtoun in fee and heritage until the heirs of the said 
Thomas Newtoun shall pay to the said Sir Nicholas his heirs and assignees the 
sum of forty pounds scots, one day between the rising and the setting of the sun 
in the church of the Friars Preachers of Hadyntoun upon the altar of the 
Holyrood of Lucanus : Paying yearly to the heirs of the said Thomas Newtoun 
one red rose at the feast of the nativity of St. John the Baptist in name of blench 
ferme if asked ; At the College of Bothanis 7th May 1482. Witnesses, Master 
Andrew Hay, Provost of the said College, Sirs Richard Knollis, James 
Lempatlaw, George Pennen, chaplains, and George Lermunt notary public. 
{M.) ^ ^ 

Seal of granter in bad condition. 

203. 1 2th May 1482. Precept by Geo. Cunnynghame of Beltoune and 
lord of Snade to Philip Cunnynghame, Adam Gordoune, and John Cottis 
following on No. 201 : Beltoune, 12 May 1482. (//.) 

Fragment of seal appended. 

^04. 2ist May 1482. Obligation,in vernacular, by George of Cunnyngame 
of Beltoune m favour of John the Hay, second son of John the Hay of Zeister 
narrating that whereas G. C. had given the sd. J. H. a charter of his lands of 
the barony of Snaid m the Sereffdome of Nydysdail as he was bound to do in 
terms of the marriage contract between J. H., of Zeister and Elizabeth C. his 
daughter, he now obliges himself and his heirs of tailzie to pay the sum of 
1200 marks to J. H. should the said lands not pass to him, and further, in case 
of failure, to pay a penalty to the King of 1000 marks, to the metropolitaine 
kyrkwerk of Sanctandrois, 600 mks., and to John Hay and his heirs 400 marks 
of costs ; All to be paid from his lands of West Barns near Crail, the qwhylkis 
aretalzet: Beltoune, 21 May 1482 : Witnesses, John the Hay of Zeister Mr 
Andro the Hay, provost of the Bothanis, Jas. Sinclare, Wm. of Dalrumpil'l Sir 
Wm. of Cunnyngame, and Sir Robert Aytoun, N.P. {H.) 

Seal of G. C. appended, in good condition. 

204^. 5th June 1482. Ane infeftment and foundatioun maid be George 
cunninghame of beltoun of a chepplaine in the Kirk of Carrell of the daitt the 
5 of Junn 1482, and a dottation thairto out the Landis of westbarnis. No 26 



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^UO. 5th June 1482. Assignation, in vernacular, by George Cunynghame 
of Heltone to John the Haye secwnd sonne and get of John the Haye of Zestyr, 
and failing him William his brother, whom failing George their brother german 
of the sum of looo marks due by the said John the Haye of Zestyr in terms of 
his obligations (see No. 142) to be paid by him if he does not, after George's 
death, with full consent of Elizabeth the granter's daughter, cause the said John 
etc. to brouk the lands of Belton and change the surname and arms of Hay to 
those of Cunynghame : Belton, 5 June 1482. (//.) 

Seal appended, in fair condition. 

ZUO. 7th June 1482. Letter of presentation by George Cunynghame of 
Beltoune to William Archbishop of S. Andrews in favour of his brother Sir Wm. 
Cunynghame, priest, for collation to the Chaplainry of the Altar of S. Mary in 
the Parish Kirk of Crail, founded by the said G. C. : Belton 7 June 1482. (//.; 

Seal appended, slightly broken. 

2\ji. 17th June 1482. Confirmation under the Great Seal by James III. 
of No. 201 : Edinburgh, 17 June 1482 : Witnesses, Wm. Archbishop of S. 
Andrews, John Bishop of Glasgow, Jas. Bishop of Dunkeld, Andrew Lord 
Avandale the Chancellor, Colin Earl of Ergile, Lord Campbell and Lome, 
Master of the Household, David Earl of Craufurde, and Lord Lindesay, John 
Lord Carlile, Masters Archd. Quhitelaw Archdeacon of Lothian the Secretary, 
and Alex. Inglis Archdeacon of S. Andrews clerk of Rolls and Register. (//.) 

Great Seal appended, about three-quarters whole and much defaced. {Cf. Reg. Mag. 
Sig. IL 1514.) 

ZUo. 3rd Sept. 14S2. Precept from the King accepting John Hay, Thomas 
Lowis, Alexander Spens, Alexander Cunynghame, Thomas Hay, Adam Gordon, 
William Hay, Robert Scot, Andrew Lowis, James Scot and Master Andrew 
Hay or any of them, as attorney or attornies of Elizabeth Cunynghame spouse 
of John Hay of Yester, to appear in all negotiations, speeches, suits and quarrels 
moved or to be moved by the said Elizabeth. At Stirling 3rd September 23rd 
year of the Reign of King James IIL 1482. (J/, and H.) 

209. gth Nov. 1482. Testimonial of Sasine, in vernacular, by Alex. Dunlop 
baillie of Cunnynghame to Wm. Vilsoune attornay for Eliz. Cunnynghame 
following on and narrating a Precept of Sasine from Chancery dated Edinburgh, 
5 Nov. a.r. 23 following on retour of Eliz. Cunnynghame as heir to her father 
George Cunnynghame of Beltoune in the lands of Akhed, Ayrshire, and 
addressed to the Sheriff of Ayr and his baillies, security to be taken for two 
pairs of white gloves for the duplication of blanchefirme : Done on the chemes 
of Akhede, 9 Nov. 1482 : Witnesses, Wm. Benyng, John Gothrasoune, John 
Hall, Andrew Dunlop, and Master Patrick Cunnyngham. {H.) 

Dunlop 's seal appended, illegible. 

210. 2ist Janrv. 1482/3. Grant under the Great Seal by James IIL to Sir 
Baldred Blakadir of'the Ward of the lands of Westbarnys, Fifeshire, and lands 
ofSnayde, Dumfriesshire, in king's hands through the death of Geo. Cunynghame 
of Beltoune ; also the marriage of John de Cunynghame, son and heir of urn. 
Nigel C. brother of the said George, and heir of tailzie of his uncle the said 
George in the foresaid lands, and, John deceasing unmarried, that of Michael 
de Cunynghame his brother german : Edinburgh, 21 Janry. 1482. iH.) 

Great Seal appended, entire but defaced, by a strip slit lengthwise from the jiarch- 
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211. 22nd March 1482/3. Instrument on the Relaxation of the lands of 
Rraidzardis, in the town and territory of Dunkenlaw, by Rob. Dewar, indweller 
in Dunkenlaw, froin the superior of the barony of D., John Hay of Zester, in 
whose hands they were by recognition ; and their Resignation to J. H. of Z. by 
Dewar, reserving liferent and terce to his wife : Done in the Chapel of the Castle 
of Zester, 9 a.m., 22 March 1482 : Witnesses, Thos. Lowis of Mennar ; Mr. 
Andrew Hay, provost of Bothanis ; Wm. Hay ; Richard Besat ; Jas. Sinclair ; 
Thos. Cunyngnam ; And Lowis: Sir Wm. Tothryk, chaplain ; Wm. Dalrimpill ; 
Dav. Murray, and Jas. Masoune : John Hay, priest Glasg. dio., N.P. Land 
R.a. {H.) 

212. loth Oct. 1483. Retotir of Inquest in the Tolbooth of Edinburgh, 
10 Oct. 1483, before Gilbert Johnestoune of Elphinstoune knight, Sheriff of 
Edinburgh in the Constabulary of Haddington, and Jas. Douglas of Raufburne, 
sheriff depute, by the following jurors, John Svvyntoune of that Ilk, and Edward 
Congiltoune, knights, Thos. Wawane of Steinstoune, John Quhitlaw of that Ilk, 
Wm. Hoge of Wigoronshalch, Simon Quhitlaw, Richard Quhitlaw, Henry 
Hepburne of Fortoune, John Swyntoune, Wm. Hepburne of Elstanefurd, 
Dougall Makdowal of Makcarstoune, Thos. Crage of Est Crage, Pat. Cokburne, 
Thos. Borthwic, and John Redpeth, finding Elizabeth Cunnunghame heir to her 
father (George C. of Belton, who died about 14 months before, in the lands of 
Beltoun and Kilpallet in the earldom of March and constabulary of Haddington, 
worth 40 marks per an., and held of the Earl of March by ward relief and 
common sui^;s of courts. (//.; 

Three seals still appended. 

213. 20th May 1485. Instrument of Sasine by John Hepburn, Sheriff of 
Edinburgh in the Constabulary of Haddington specially depute, to Thos. 
Neisch, burgess of Edinburgh, attornay for Walter Bertrame, burgess ofEdr., 
following on and narrating a Precept of Sasine from Chancery, dated Edr., 16 
May a.r. 25, to the Sheriff of Edinburgh and his baillies within the constab. of 
H. following on Retour of Walter Bertrame as heir to his father George B. in 
two acres of arrable land near the burgh of Haddington on the North side 
thereof, between the land of John Aytoun and the land of Harperfeld, directing 
security to be taken for two silver pennies for the duplication of the blanchefirme : 
Done II a.m., 20 May 1485 : Witnesses, John Aytoun, John Hugowne, Arthur 
Saware, and John Thomsoun, burgesses (of H.), and John Crosar royal serjeant • 
Robert Aytoun, notary. (77.) 

Seal of J. Hepburn appended, in bad condition. 

iai4. 24th Oct. 1485. Instrument of Sasine proceeding on a Precept from 
Alexander (Archibald?) Hamiltone of Innerwyk, Knight, as tutor dative 
constitute by the King to John Newtoune, directed to David Hamilton, John 
Hathwe and John of Dunlop his bailies, for infefting Sir Nicholas Hay 
prebendary of the Collegiate Church of Bothans in an annual-rent of four 
merks, to be taken furth of the lands of the late Thomas Newtone, with 
pertinents lying in the west end of the town of Newtone on the north part 
thereof, within the Constabulary of Hadyntone and Sheriffdom of Edinburoh 
on resignation by Master Andrew Hay, Provost of the Collegiate Church of 
Bothanis as procurator for Thomas Moffat of Prestisbuttis, in the hands of said 
Archibald Hamilton as superior, at the Castle of Innerwik : Precept dated at 
hinerwik 2ist October 1485 : Instrument dated 24th October 1485 : Witnesses, 
Thomas Newtone John Quhyppo, Henry Tod, Sirs James Lempatlaw, John 
T ottar, Nicholas de Dunbar chaplains: John Hay presbyter of the diocese of 
Glasgow is notary. {M.) 

.nnn.l ■l,n/'ff^''^\''^^u-,r"'^'r"'^"^°*"'^^^'8"^^'"" by Walter Bertrame of an 
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lying in the burgh of Hadyngtone, on the west part of the Hardgate, between 
the land of the late Robert Myll on the north, and the land of Thomas Brown 
on the south, to John Hepburn baillie of H. in favour of himself and Elizabeth 
his spouse herital^ly and in conjunct infeftment ; and reserving the front gate of 
the fore part of the said tenement with free ish and entry to the inner part of the 
said tenement. Dated ist ?klay i486. Witnesses, Master William Tatonson 
vicar of Boltoun, Sirs W'illiam Halyburton and Thomas Hyltsoun chaplains, 
Patrick Lauson, Thomas Lytster, Thomas Neysche, Patrick Hoy, William 
Johnson, John Johnsoun, John Jedvvorth, John Thomsoun, Walter Thomeson 
burgesses, John Huggon, Arthur Sawar, and James Duncane, Serjeants of the 
said burgh. Robert Avtoun presbyter of the diocese of St. Andrews, is notary. 
{M.aridH.) 

21b. 17th July i486. Instrument of Sasine by John Hepburn, baillie of 
Haddington, to Pat. Lausone, burgess of H., attornay of Walter Bertrame of 
Edr. following on and narrating a Precept of Sasine (following on Retour of 
Walter Bertrame to his father as before, see No. 213) in a tenement of land 

between the land of and land of John Mudy on S. : Done (11 a.m.) 17 July 

i486 : Witnesses, Thos. Neisch, Stephan Lausone, John and Sir Wm. 

Scleich priest N.P., and John Hugg(owne) Rob. Aytoun, notary. (//.) 

Parchment badly torn, parts missing and parts illegible. 

217. 6th Aug. i486. Instrument of Sasine by John Hay of Zestir to John 
Dykesoune and Cristian his spouse of the third part of the lands of Wxtoune, 
inhabited by Wm. Quhyntyn and Richard Quhyntyn, under Redemption 
in terms of the charter and letter of obligation : Done at Wxtoun 9 a.m. 6 Aug. 
i486: Witnesses, Wm. Newtoun of that Ilk, Wm. Dalrumpill, Jas. Sinclare, 
Thos. Hav, Rob. Mennaris, Thos. Mandirstoune, Nicholas Quhyntyn, and John 
Arnald : Rob. Aytoun, priest S. And. dio., N.P. I. and R.a. (//.) 

218. 14th Dec. i486. Instrument of Sasine by John Boncle, baillie of 
Edinburgh, on the resignation by Wm. Anderson of an annuahent of 40s. from 
his land, between the land of urn. Thos. Ednaham on Sand the House of um. 
Pat. de Balbvrny on the N, lying in the west part of the tenement of said P. de B. 
within the burgh of Edr., at the Netherbow thereof, and on the S. side of the 
King's street, between the land of um. Alex. Turnyng and John Redpeth on E, 
and land of Alex. Fothringhame on W, in favour of his two sons, one half to 
Laurence and the heirs of his body whom failing to his brother William etc., and 
the other half to the said William' etc. whom failing to Laurence etc., all whom 
failing to the heirs of William senior. Reserving the right to W'illiam senior of 
selling the said annuahent if necessary : Done 10 a.m., 14 Dec. i486. Witnesses, 
John Tuedy: W^m. Farnly, clerk S. And. dio., N.P. Land R.a. (//.) 

Seal of Boncle appended, perfect. 

219. 22nd March 1486/7. Precept by Elizabeth Cunyghame Lady of 
Beltoune and spouse of John Hay of Zestir, direct to Richard Byssat her bailie 
with consent of her said spouse, for infefting Sir John Lumysden chaplain 
in her two mills of Beltoune and the residue of an annual-rent of her lands ot 
Beltoun to the value oi l\o yearly. At Zestir 22nd March i486. {M.) 

Seal gone. 

220. 24th March 1486/7. Charter by Elizabeth Cunyngahame, wife of 
John Hay of Zestir, with his consent, to her second-born {sic) son John Hay of 
all her lands of Beltoune and Gilpallet in the earldom of March, baronv of 
Dunbar, and constab. of Haddington within the shire of Edr.. Reserving the life- 



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rent to herself and her husband: Edinburgh, 24 March i486: Witnesses, Mr. 
Andrew Hay Provost of Bothanis, Thomas Hay first-born son of the said lord of 
Zestir her spouse, James Synclar, Wm. Hay, John Murray of Blakbaronry, Wm. 
Hay of Menzene, Wm. Dalrimpill, and Thos. Cunyngahame. (//.) 

Seals of Eliz. C. and John Hay, who still uses the seal he had as fear of Zester, 
apnended, in fair condition. 

221. 24th March 1486/7. Instrument at the instance of John Hay junior, 
by three Notaries, narrating that a noble lady Elizabeth Cunyngahame, spouse 
of John Hay of Zestir, compeared befoie Mr. Wm. Foular, canon of Dunkeld, 
Commissary of the Official of S. Andrews in the Archdeaconry of Lothian, and 
swore upon the Holy Evangels, her husband being removed, that she had 
granted of her own free will her second {sic) son John Hay a charter of her 
lands of Beltoii and Gilpallet : Done in the court of said Commissary held in 
the Consistory House of the College Kirk of S. Giles Edinburgh, 11 a.m., 
24 March, i486 : Witnesses, Rob. Charteris of Amysfeld, Masters and Sirs 
John Quhitlaw rector of Pennycuk, Wm. Halcarstoune, David Boyis, Rob. 
Craik, John Lokhert, John Wilsoune, chaplains and notaries public : Notaries, 
Geo. Newtoune, clerk Glasg. dio., N.P. I. and R.a., and clerk and tabellion of 
said court; James Young, clerk S. And. dio., N.P. I. and R.a.; and Peter 
Marche, clerk S. And. dio., N.P. I. and R.a. (//.) 

Seal of office of the Official of Lothian appended, in good condition. 

222. 24th March 1486/7. Instrument at the instance of Eliz. Cunyngahame, 
narrating that in presence of Mr. Wm. Foular, rector of Curre, Commissary of 
the Official of S. Andrews in the Archdeaconry of Lothian, sitting in judgement 
in the Consistory House of the College Kirk of S. Giles Edinburgh, there 
compeared an honourable lady Elizabeth Cunyngaham, spouse of John Hay of 
Zestir, holding in her hands a charter made by her in favour of her second {sic) 
son John Hay (No. 220) and gave it to the notary to copy and embody in the 
present instrument : Done 1 i a.m., 24 March 14S6 : Witnesses, Rob. Charteris 
of Amisfeld, Edw. Creichtoun of Kirkpatrik, Masters John Quhitlaw, David 
Boyis, John Lokhart, Rob. Craik, Chaplains, Wm. Halcarstoune, Peter Marche, 
Geo. Newtoune, clerks, and Sir John Wilsoune, chaplain, notaries public : 
Jas. Zoung notary. (//.) 

AAo, 26th March 1487. Precept of Sasine by Eliz. Cunyngaham, wife of 
John Hay of Zestir, to Richard Bissat, Thos. Cunyngaham, Andrew Lowis, and 
Jas. Sinclair, following on No. 220 : Edinburgh, 26 March 1487. (//.) 

Seals of E. C. and her husband appended as in No. 220. 

ZZ'k.. 28th March 1487. Confirmation under the Great Seal bv James III. 
of No. 220: Edinburgh, 28 March 14S6 (should be 1487): Witnesses, Wm. 
Bishop of Aberdeen, Colin Earl of Ergile Lord Campbell and Lome, and 
Chancellor ; David Earl of Crawfurd Lord Lindesay, and Chamberlain ; 
.Andrew Lord Avanedale ; Wm. Lord Borthwic, Master of the Household ; 
John Lord Carlill ; Masters David Levingstoune Rector of .Are, Keeper of the 
Privy Seal ; Archd. Quhitlaw Archdeacon'of Lothian, Secretary ; and Sir Alex. 
Scot Rector of Wigtoune, Clerk of Rolls and Register. (H.) 

Great Seal appended three quarters whole, defaced. (Not in Reg. Mag. Sig. ) 

Z25. 6th April 1487. Instrument of Sasine following on No. 223 by 
Richard Bisat : Dox\& at the instance of Edward Creychtoune, 10 a.m. at 
Helton 6 April 1487 : Witnesses, Rob. Creychtoune, Cuthbert Creychtoune, And. 
Louss, John Quhippo, Duncan Huntter, Jas. Dischintoune, Geo. Smyth, and Sir 
Wm. Conyngham chaplain : John Hay notary. {H) 



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226. 23rd Oct. 1487. Precept from Chancery direct to John Lord Hay of 
Yestir as baron of Lochorwort and superior of the lands under written for 
infefting Adam Wauchop as lawful and nearest heir of the late Gilbert Wauchop 
of Nudrymerscheall his father, procreated lawfully between him and the late 
Jonet Ker ; in the lands of Estir Caikmure with pertinents, lying in the baronv 
of Locherwort and sheriffdom of Edinburgh ; To be held of the said baron in 
chief At Edinburgh 23rd October 28th year of the Reipn of King Tames III, 
1487. {M.) 

No seal. 

i^^ ' 29th Jany. 1487/8. In Parliamento Excellentissimi Principis Et 
Domini nostri Domini Jacobi Tertii Dei gracia Scotorum regis illustrissimi 
Tento et inchoato Apud Edinburgum — vicesimo nono die mensis Januarii 
Anno Domini Millesimo Quadringesimo octuagesimo Septimo Et regni prefati 
Serenissimi Domini Nostri regis Anno vicesimo octano Quo die Supremus 
Dominus noster Rex personaliter fuit cum Dominis prelatis comiiibus baronibus 
liberetenentibus et burgorun; commissariis subscriptis etc. Et eodem die 
Acta et statuta subscripta promulgata et perlecta fuerunt et per dictum 
Serenissimum Dominum Nostrum regem solemniter approbata et confirmata 
Dicto vicesimo nono die Joannes hay de Zester facta fuit Dominus Parliamenti 
Et in futurum nominandus Dominus hay de Zester Extractum de libro actorum 
Parliamenti permeDominum Joannem Skene de Curriehill militem clericum 
rotulorum Registri ac consilii Serenissimi Domini Nostri regis Sub meis signo et 
Subscriptione mannualibus. Joannes Skene, Cli Regri, etc. 



No sign. 



Translation. 



In the Parliament of our most excellent Prince and Lord, James the Third, 
by the grace of God most illustrious King of Scots, held and convened in 
Edinburgh on the twenty-ninth day of the month of January in the year of (our) 
Lord, one thousand four hundred and eighty-seven, and of the reign of our 
foresaid most serene Lord the King the twenty-eight year ; On which day our 
supreme Lord the King was present with my lords the prelates, earls, barons, 
free tenants, and commissioners of the Burghs underwritten, etc. ; And on the 
same day the underwritten Acts and Statutes were promulgated and read, and 
solemnly approved and confirmed by our said most serene lord the King : 
On the said twenty-ninth day John Hay of Zester was made a Lord of 
Parliament, and in future to be called Lord Hay of Zester. Extracted from the 
book of Acts of Parliament by me, Sir John Skene of Curriehill, knight. Clerk of 
the Rolls, Register, and Council of our most serene lord the King, under my 
manual sign and signature. 

Note. — This paper is put up with the Earl of Tweeddale's patent, and on the 
enclosing paper it is referred to as "the act of parliament mentioning John, 
Lord of Hay of Zesters being a lord of parliament in ye year i486, extracted by 
Mr. John Skene, Clerk Register tho David his father was created Lord for 
which there is writts to evidence it tho it seems he hath not sitt in parliament.' 

The family history written in 1687 says that Sir David Hay of Yester (father of John) 
was created ist Lord Hay of Yester in 1439, but this is evidently wrong. As 
foregoing items show he is often called Dominus de Yester but never Dominus 
Hay de Yester, which is the style aftt>- the 1487 creation. 

Sir John Skene was Clerk Register 1594 to 1604, and this extract was produced 
in 1606 before the Commissioners appointed by the King anent the precedency and 
priority of dignities. There was also produced ane instrument under the subscrip- 
tion of Alexander Clark nottar bearand that nobilis Dominus David de Hay miles 
Dominus de Yeaster recognosced two husband lands with a Coatland of the town 
and lands of Duncan Law because Edmond Hay, tennent of the saids lands sold 
the same whhout his consent, S Februarie 1448, Ja. 2. 



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227. 14th June 1488. Charter by John Caudill, burgess of Hadingtoune, 
in favor of Master Andrew Hay, provost of the Collegiate Kirk of Bothans, Sir 
Nicholas Hay, prebendary of the said Kirk and the other prebendaries thereof, 
of an annual-rent of forty shillings scots, furth of his tenement of land lying in 
the said burgh, on the north side of the market cross, between the land of the 
late William Young on the north and "le pentis" on the south, the land of 
Thomas Wawane of Stewinstoun on the west and the common vennel on the 
east parts, for a certain sum of money paid by the granters to him. Holding to 
them from the granter his heirs and assignees of the King in fee and heritage 
for ever. At Hadingtoun, 14th June 1488. Witnesses, Laurence Mauchlyn, 
Laurence Hog, John Wals, Stephen Lausoun, John Redpeth, burgesses. Sirs 
Thomas Bernis, Nicholas Bowmakare, William Lummysden and Alexander 
Kynwynny, chaplains, Robert Aytoun and William Sleich, notaries public and 
John Hugoun, serjeant. {M. and H.) 

Seal gone. A note (translated) says: "Now, indeed, thirty sh., because we lost 
10 sh. for the building of the whole tenement in 1520, then totally destroyed." 

2t2Xt, 8th Jan. 1488/9. Charter by Edmund Quhitlaw, burgess of 
Hadingtoune, in favour of Sir Nicholas Hay and other prebendaries of the 
Collegiate church of Bothanis, of an annual-rent of thirteen shillings four pence, 
furth of his tenement of land, with pertinents lying in the said burgh on the 
west part of " le Sitiga'e" between the land of the late Walter Aytoune on the 
north and the land of John Tod on the south part, in consideration of a sum of 
money paid to him by the said Sir Nicholas — Holding to the said Sir Nicholas 
and the other prebendaries and their successors, from the granter of the King, 
in fee and heritage for ever. At Hadingtoune, 8th January 1488. Witnesses, 
Sir John Yhoung, rector of Morhame, Sirs Nicholas Bowmaker, and Alexander 
Kylwynny, chaplains, Hugh Yhoung, Stephen Leirmonth, George Leirmonth 
his son, Alexander Con, John Broun, and " Signanter" Patrick Cokburn, one of 
the bailies of the said burgh, George Leirmonth and Sir Robert Aytoun, 
notaries public, George Hall and John Huggoun, Serjeants. {M.) 

Seal complete but device not decipherable. 

2iZo . 4th Feb. 1488/9. William Hayis, Sasine of hayis quarter of Linplum 
as air to umquhile Sr. Wme. Hay, his father, daitit 4 Feb. 1488, under the note 
of Jon. Hay, preist. No. 42, 1617 Linplum Inventory. {H.) 

229. 6 Feb. 1488/9. Charter by Sir Nicholas Haye prebendary of the 
Collegiate Kirk of Bothanis, of the diocese of St. Andrews, in the "parts of 
Lothian, mortifying to Omnipotent God, the virgin Mary and all the Saints, for 
the welfare of the souls of James IV. King of Scots and his parents, ancestors 
and successors, and of John Lord Hay of Yestir and Elizabeth his spouse, their 
offsprmg, and the granter's father and mother, and of his own soul, and to one 
chaplam celebrating divine service at the altar of the Holy Cross in the said 
church, that his tenement of land lying in the burgh of Hadingtoune on the 
east part of the Sydgate, upon the King's Wall, between the land of Master 
William Patrick on the south, the land of John Lawdir on the north parts ; and 
an annual-rent of thirteen shillings four pence due to him out of the tenement 
of Maurice Galbraithe lying in the said street of Sidgate on the west part 
thereof, between the land of James Crosare on the south and the land of Thomas 
Blak on the north parts : Also an annual rent of thirteen shillings four pence 
due to him out of the tenement of Edmund Quhitlaw lying in the «aid street on 
the west part of the same, between the land of John Tod on the south and the 
and of the ate Walter Aytoun on the north parts : And also an annual-rent of 
thirteen shillings four pence due to him out of the tenement of John Broune 
lying on the west side of the foresaid street, between the land of the said 
Walter Aytoun on the south and the land of Henry Scot on the north parts • 



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and likewise an annual rent of forty shillings scots, due to him out of the tene- 
ment of John Caudele, lying in the said burgh on the north part of the Market 
Cross thereof, between " le pentys" on the south and the land of the late William 
Yhoung on the north parts ; Together with that tenement of land of the late David 
Liell lying on Tyne in " le Nungate" between the land of Henry Mayne on the 
north {sic^ and the land of John Hercas on the north isi'c) parts : And an annual- 
rent of four merks due to him out of the lands of the late Thomas Newtoun lying 
in the west end of the town and territory of Xewtoun, within the barony thereof : 
With the half part namely the north part of the yard commonly called " le be 
zard ■"' lying in the town of Bothanis, which the said Lord of Yester gifted to the 
house of the said chaplain ; with one acre of arable land '' in le Awnay schot •"' 
within the lands of Gamylstoun and pasturage of one cow and of one calf so long 
as it shall be sucking the udder of the mother, and with " dieta focalium semel in 
anno" within the parts of Gamylstoune yearly when other " vicmi sua focalia 
acquirunt." Holding to the said chaplain and his successors in pure free and 
perpetual alms. At Bothanis 6th February 1488 : Witnesses, Sirs James 
Lempetlaw vicar of Makcarstoun, William Todrig, John Have, John Trotare, 
John Yhoung, Alexander Kynwynnyn and John Liell chaplains, David 
Dalrimpill, William Dalrympill, James Sinclare, William Haye and Thomas 
Haye. {M. and H.) 

Seal gone. 

L2iO^. 22nd March 1488/9. .\ne instrument of Sasme of boydis quarter of 
the landis of linplum gevin be the lord Zestir to william hay sone to umquhile Sr. 
Williame hay of Tala knight daitit the 22 .Marche 14S8 under ths note of Johne 
Hay preist. No. 37, 161 7 Linplum Inventory. \H.) 

229-°. 7th April 1489. Ane chartour made To William hay sone and air to 
umquhile Schir Wm. hay be Johne lord hay of Zestir of boydis quarter of 
linplum 7 Aprile 1489. JWo. 43, 161 7 Linplum Inventory. (//.) 

230. 13th Mar. 14S8 9. Precept fromChancery of King James HL direct to 
John Lord Hay of Yester, superior of the lands underwritten, following on 
Retour by the Sheriff of Edinburgh within the Constabulary of Haddington, for 
infefting Cristopher Hume as lawful and nearest heir of the late Gilbert Hume 
his grandfather, in one half carucate of land of Alexander Coc. lying in the 
territory of Baro in shire of Edinburgh and Constabulary of Haddington, by 
virtue of Dispensation from the King under his signet and subscription and 
endorsed by the Treasurer of date at Edinburgh 14th July in the 28th year of 
the King's reign dispensing to the said Cristopher to succeed to his said grand- 
father notwithstanding that the late Alexander Hume his father was convict to 
the death for certain treasonable crimes, committed by him : as if no crime had 
been committed against the Kings Majesty ; and also in another half carucate 
of land with .toft and croft containing 2^ acres, by those divisions by which 
Adam Lumbard held the same, Iving as above. And that he is now 17 years of 
age or thereby. To be held of the said superior. .\t Edinburgh 13th March 
29th year of King's reign. 1488-9. (.1/.) 

231. 3!st March 1491. Precept from the King receiving Ale.xander 
Borthwik, Master Adam Borthuik, Master Alexander Borthuik, William Hay, 
James Sinclare and William Dalrumple, as attorney or attornies for Margaret 
Hay spouse of William Borthuik son and heir apparent of William Lord 
Borthuik, in all negotiations, speeches, suits and quarrels moved or to be 
moved by the said Margaret. At Edinburgh 31st March 3rd year of the Reign 
of King James IV. 1491. (J/.) 

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232. 1 8th Sept. 1492. Confirmation by Robert Archbishop of Glasgow 
of a Charter granted by William Murray of Mylkamestoun to his son John 
Murray, for help counsel and' service rendered to his said father, of the half of 
the said lands of Mylkamestoun lying in the white (alba) barony withm the 
sheriffdom of Peebles, Reserving the free tenement of the same to the granter 
during his lifetime. Holding to the said John and his heirs of the granter in 
fee and heritage for ever. Rendering one penny yearly on St. Mungo's day in 
name of blench ferine if asked. At the burgh of Peebles i8th September 1492. 
Witnesses, Alexander Murray, James Scot, Robert Crunzane and Sir Thomas 
of Craufurd notary public. Confirmation dated at Edinburgh the same day and 
year, and 9 year of consecr. (/I/.) 

The round seal of the Archbishop is appended, and is broken at top and slightly at 
foot. 

233. 9th May 1494. Instrument on the protestation in the Court of Wm. 
Earl of Erroll, held by his baillie Edmund Haye, by Thos. Blak Baillie of John 
Lord Hay of Yester lord of Edmoir that nothing should be done in prejudice of 
his said lord of Edmoir : Done at Eroll i?i ntonte curie Depittaio dcbito ct con- 
sueto, 1 1 a.m. 9 May 1494: Witnesses, Mr. Henry Clerk, vicar of Abiravan N.P. ; 
Sir John Symonis of Ross Chaplain, and chamberlain of the Earl of E. ; Peter 
Haye lord of Leys ; John Ramsay lord of More ; Richard Kynman lord of ly 
hyll of Lorny ; and John Cok Serjeant : Robert Haye, priest S. And. dio., A.M., 
N.P. La. {H.) 

234. 28th June 1494. Notarial Copy of No. 38 at the instance of John 
Lord Hay of Yhestir, baron of the barony of Olivercastell, and Sheriff of Peebles, 
who produced one half of the indenture bearing the common seal and the 
seal of the Abbot of Melrose, Sir Bernard Abbot of Melrose and Dean (Dompnus) 
John Hyrdmann cellarer admitting the other half was preserved in their 
monastery : Done in the College Kirk of S. Giles Edinburgh at the Altar of S. 
Salvator, 9 a.m., 28 June 1494 : Witnesses, John Lord Kennedy, Wm. Cokburne 
son and heir of Alex. C. of Langtoune, Masters Andrew Oliphant, Jas. Akynhede, 
clerks of the diocese of S. Andrews, Alex. Boyde, John Montgumre, Edward 
Cokburne, Columba Dunbar, and Jas. Sinclare, esquires : Wm. Lang, priest S. 
And. dio., N.P. L and R.a. {H.) 

^oO. 14th July 1494. Instrument on the presentation and delivery by Sir 
Wm. Todryk, prebendary of the College Kirk of Bothanis and one of the 
executors of um. Sir Rob. de Morhame prebendary of the said Kirk, to the 
chaplains or prebendaries of the said Kirk assembled in chapter of the evidents 
of an annual rent of losh. from the lands of Thos. Todryk burgess of Haddington, 
lying on the west side of the King's street of the Sidgate of Haddington between 
the tenement of Mr. Wm. Patrick on the S. and the ten. of Alex. Johnson on 
the N. acquired by Mr. And. Hay Provost of the said Kirk, Sir Jas. Lempetlaw 
vicar of Macarstone, and the said Sir Wm. T. as executors : Done in the Choir 
of the said College Kirk, 9 a.m. 14 July 1494 ; Witnesses, Sirs Nicholas Hay, 
John Trotar, Adam Lempetlaw, Thos. Browne, and John Lyell curate, with 
Thos. Hay parish clerk : John Hay notary. {H.) 

ZOO. 14th July 1494. Retour of Gaivin Cunnyghame as lawful and nearest 
heir of the late John Cunnyghame his father, in the forty shilling land of 
Cobillhawch, lying in the Lordship of Bonytoune and Sheriffdom of Lanark. 
Which lands are held in chief of the laird of Bonytoune in feuferme for payment 
of forty shillings and for services at the Mill and courts of the said Laird of 
Bonytoun, conform to Charter granted to the said deceased John Cunnyghame 
and which lands had been in the hands of the superior for four years or thereby 
through the decease of the said John Cunnyghame and non entry of the lawful 



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heir ; The Inquest held at the Burgh of Lanark before Patrick Hammiltoune 
sheriff depute of Lanark 14th July 1494 by Alexander Mowatt of Stanhous, John 
Carmychaell of Medoflatt, Stephen Lokart of Cleghorne, Knight, Alexander 
Wer of Byrkwod, Roger Thuede, John Hammiltoune of Lathame, John Broune 
of Cultermanis, Alexander Lokart of Wikitshaw, Alexander Hammiltoune of 
Catcastall, Alexander Lekprewik of that Ilk, Patrick Alur of Annastoune, John 
Symontoune, John Punfra of Hynschelwode, Alan Hammiltoun in Owertoune 
and William Ynglis. {M. and H.) 

The seal of one of the inquest, apparently that ol P. H., remains, with tags of other 



SIX. 



Zoi. 3rd Oct. 1495. Instrument of Resignation by William Haye of 
Nethir Manzeane of the lands of Nether Menzeane in the barony of Oliver- 
castell and sheriffdom of Peebles, in the hands of John Lord Hay of Yestir, 
sheriff of Peebles, baron of the barony of Olivercastell, and superior of the said 
lands. Which resignation the said Lord Hay received and gave state and 
possession of the said lands to William Haye his son, and the heirs male 
lawfully to be procreated of his body. Done in the old town of Peebles at the 
Mansion of the Archbishop of Glasgow 3rd October 1495. Witnesses, Friar 
Thomas Lowis, minister of the Church of the Holy Cross of Peebles, John Murra 
of Blakbarony, John Lowis, William Dayl, Gavin Lomysdane, Colin Dunbar, 
Archibald Dalrumpele and Ninian Derlyn-Thomas of Crawfurd is notary. (.1/.) 

The seal appended is purely a Hay seal, i.f. three escutcheouns on the shield. 

2uO. 6th Oct. 1495. Charter by John Hay, Lord of Yester, sheriff ot 
Peebles, and baron of the barony of Olivercastele and Ester Hopprew, to 
William Hay his son of the lands of Nether Menzeane, lying in the barony of 
Olivercastell and shire of Peebles on Resignation by William Hay "Consanginei 
nostri" our Kinsman. Holding the said lands to the said William Hay son of 
thegranter and the heirs male lawfully to be procreated of his body, which failing 
to George Hay his brother german and the heirs male lawfully to be procreated 
of his body, which all failing to revert to the granter and his lawful and nearest 
heirs whatsoever, of the said Lord of Yester in ward and relief in fee and 
heritage for ever. Rendering three suits of court and three pleas annually in 
the head court of the barony of Ester Hopprew. Reserving the said lands to 
the resigner in liferent and to Janet Lowis his spouse, a reasonable terce out of 
the same after his death. At the town of Neidpeith 6th October 1495. 
Witnesses, Friar Thomas Lowis minister of church of Holy Cross of Peebles, 
John Murra of Blackbarony, and others as to preceding writ. (J/.) 

Seal of granter in good condition. 

239. 9th Nov. 1495. Instrument of Sasine following on Precept from 
Chancery directed to John Hepburn sheriff depute of the Constabulary of 
Hadyngtone, for infefting Andrew Bertrahame of Southwod, in two acres of land 
of the late Walter Bertrahame, lying in the said Constabulary on the north part 
near Hadyngtone between the land of John Aytone on the west and the land of 
Walter Cokburn on the east. Dated 9th November 1496. Witnesses Robert 
Cokburn, Walter Thomsone, Hugh Man burgesses of Hadyngtone, Robert 
Fortoune indweller in the town of Barnis, William Yowng serjeant, Patrick 
Lawsone is attorney for said Andrew Bertrahame and Henry Lawsone is 
notary. {M.) 

239-^. 6th Aug. 1496. Ane chartor grantit be thomas tod burges of 
hadingtoun quherin he dispones to sir thomas Zoung provest of the colledge 
kirk of bothanes and to the prebendaris and chaplaines of the same kirk and 
cheiflie to the executoris of sir thomas lempetlaw vicar of mckarstoun ane 
annualrent of six shillingis aucht penneyes (& that certain soumes of money 



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delyverit to him be them) to be upliftit out of his tenement of Land in 
hadingtoun neir the tolbuith thereof to be haldin of the king wt claus of 
warrandice daittit at hadingtoun 6 aug. 1496 (not subt. nor seiUit). 

Ane instrument of seasing (be way of resignatioun) gevin propriis t/uifiibus 
be the sd. thomas tod to sir patrik lermonth vicar of bothanes adam lympetlaw 
and jon troter prebendaris of bothanis and to sir thomas Zoung proveist of 
bothanis and to alexr. lympetlaw and the sd. adam executoris of the sd. sir 
thomas lympetlaw noter therto jon hay of the dait 6 august 1496. 

Ane act (?) of ratificatione of the alienatione of the annualrent abonenwritten 
in presens of patrik cocburne bailie of hadingtoun of the dait at hadingtoun of 
the seasing abonewritten noter therto the sd. ion hay. Nos. 2, 3, and 4 oj 
Invetiiory of Edmond Altar IVn'/s. (//.) 

240. 1st Feb. 1496/7. Charter by Robert Lauder of Bass and Lord of 
Auldkathi to Robert Lauder his eldest son and Ysobella Hay his spouse, and 
the survivor of them, and the heirs male to be procreated of their bodies, of the 
lands of Auldkathi lying in the barony of Kynnele and sheriffdom of Lithkew ; 
Holding to the said Robert younger, and his foresaids, which failing reverting 
to the granter and his nearest heirs whatsoever, of the granter and his heirs in 
fee and heritage for ever : Rendering therefore one penny scots on the ground 
of the said lands at the feast of St. John the Baptist, in name of blench ferm if 
asked. Reserving to the granter the donation of the Kirk of Auldkathi, and 
one house in which John Young now dwells. At Beill Jst February 1496. 
Witnesses, William Hay of Menzen, William Hay of Tallo, Hugh of Dunbar, 
Gavin Lumisdane, Thomas Wod, James Sinclar and Peter Wod. (Af.) 

Seal of granter in fair condition. 

^41. 8th June 1498. Charter of Confirmation under the Great Seal by 
James IV. to John Craik, burgess of Peebles, of 3 acres of land in the 
sheriffdom of Peebles at the east end of the burgh of Peebles on the North side 
of the King's highway between the land of John Lawsone on W., land of John 
Loth on E., and the hill of Venlaw on N., and also the Office of Serjeant, 
commonly called " Kingis Seriand," in the said sheriffdom, which pertained in 
heritage to Joneta Broun, spouse of Richard Derlyn, and resigned in the king's 
hands at Edr. by said Janet : To be held by the said J.C. and his heirs in fee 
and heritage: Edinburgh, 8 June 1498: Witnesses, Wm. Bishop of Aberdeen 
Keeper of the Privy Seal, George Earl of Huntle Lord Badzenach Chancellor, 
Archd. Earl of Ergile Lord Campbel and Lome Master of the Household, 
Patrick Earl of Boithvile Lord Halis, Alex. Lord Hume Great Chamberlain, 
John Lord Drummond Justiciar, Rob. Lundy of Balgony knt., Treasurer, and 
the king's clerks. Masters Richard Murhcde Uean of Glasgow Secretary and 
Walter Drummond Dean of Dunblane Clerk of Rolls, Register and Council, 
{B\) 

Great Seal appended entire, shewing marks of the four pins, but defaced. (Cf. Reg. 
Mag. Sig. n. 2418.) 

242. 6th Nov. 1498. Instrument of Sasine by Gilbert Vilzamsoun, Sherifit 
" in hac parte " for James IV. to John Crake of the 3 acres and office mentioned 
in No. 241 by delivery of earth and stone and delivery of the wand or baton 
into his hands on his swearing to do his office faithfully and truly : Done at 
the south end of the said lands, 11 a.m., 6 Nov. 1498 : Witnesses, Sir John Hay 
of Snaid knt. Sherift" depute of Peebles, John Cokburne, Walter Balcasky, Wal. 
Patersoun, John Lokart, Sir And. Tait, and Ninian Darlyne, king's serjeant of 
said Sheriffdom: Thos. de Crawfurd, priest Glasg. dio., N.P. I. and R.a. (//.) 

243. 4th Feb. 1499/1500. Retour of Inquest held at Gififergait 4th February 
1499 in full court by Thomas Hay bailie to wit Martin Matland, Adam Braidwod, 



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Patrick Dow, John Saidlar, William River, John Portar, George Lyll, David Lyll, 
William Lyll Dayll, Archibald Dawrumpill, William Dawrumpill, Patrick Ogyll 
and James Siidderland; finding that John Brown is nearest and lawful heir of 
the late Thomas Forsythe his uncle (avunculi) in six rudis of land lying in 
Giffergait contiguous to " le rudcroft,'' which land was valued at 40s. in time of 
peace. Holding of Lord Hay of Yester by service of burgh of barony for 
payment of 6 pennies for the rud money rents. (Torn.) (^'/.) 

2Ao . 4th Feb. 1 499/ 1 500. Instrumentof seasing proceedingupon a precept 
of Clare Constat grantit be my Lo. Zester to Jhon broun of Coalesoun as air to 
thomas forsyth his " eme"' of 6 rudis of land Lyand on the east syde of giffertis 
gate betuixt the landis of the rude of hadingtoun on the north and candles orchart 
quhilk sensyne is transferred be Jhon Schinmerg noter publick of the dait the 4 
Februare anno 1499 forth of the protucoll of patrick lausoun noter publick anno 
1525. {//.) 

No. 3 of a minute of vassalis writes of some landis about hadington (17th century). 

A^A. c. 1500. Contemporary paper copy of a Reversion, in vernacular, by 
James Duncanlaw, youngest son of Wm. Duncanlaw, To his eldest brother 
Andro of two cotlands in the town of Duncanlaw resigned by the said Wm. D. 
to John Lord Hay of Zester, the superior, in favour of the said Jas. D., For 
payment of 41 marks 6sh. and 8d. upon the Hie Alter of Sanct Mongo kyrk 
callit Barro after 40 days warning given on a haliday in tym of the hie 
mess. {//.) 

24:9. c. 1500. RoUis of the heid court of peblis. 

The lorde of lyne and hopprew. 

Ye lorde flemyng for ye halff of kyngildorris. 

Ye lorde flemyng for owyrmonethe. 

Ye larde of drummallzore. 

1 portwss for ye his {szc) part of ye Rarquene. 

- Thome dekesone for his part of ye Rachaine.^ 

George of geddass for his part of ye Rachane. 

Thome •• of geddass for his part of ye Rachane. 

Johnne' portwss for his part of ye quhitslade. 

Patrik gylleyss for his part of ye quhitslade. 

Thome henrysone®] 

Marione dikesone Ifor ye qukytslade. 

Cristianne Inglis J 

Ye larde of stallouss (su-) for ye half of brochtone. 

^ Hawdanne for his part of brochtone. 

The larde of kirkhorde. 

Ye larde of Rowmanok. 

Ye larde of denewestyr. 

Wilzam of stewarttowne for his part of ye samyn. 

Ye larde of owrislande. 

Ye larde of styrkfeyld. 

Wilzam lawdyr for ye est syde of Kydstone and wormestone. 

Wilzam lawdyr for ye west syde of ye samyne. 

Ya larde of hawmyr. 

Ye lard of fowleche. 

Ye larde borthwchk for hormyston westyr. 

Ye larde of ye mainyss of swynnope. 

Ye larde of horsbrowk. 

Ye thre lardis of prowoshill. 

Gilbart kokburne for his part of ye glene. 

Tome myddylmest for his part of ye glene. 



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Jonet munay for hir part of ye glene. 

Ve larde of cardronok. 

Ye larde of drummalzor for hopkellov Westyr. 

Ve twa lardis of bonytoune. 

Ye larde of hundalishoyp. 

Wilzame of pebliss for crukstoune. 

The larde of menar. 

Ye larde of posso. 

Ye larde of hendyrlande. 

Wilzame sandwlandyss- \( . ^ri „ij^ 

T-. ^ „ ^ ^ lor yar part oi bolde. 

tctor Cranstoune. ) ^ ^ 

Ye larde of glenkyrk. (// is uncertaiii whether he is included in bracket — 

for bolde.) 

W(at ?) Car for his part of ye bolde. 

A litte is left blank, or has worn hla7ik. 

The larde of . This item is crossed out and the parchment has been 

cut off {leaving signs of another line), and stitched to another parch- 
ment, three lines of which are partly hidden. It also appears to have 
been cut off from more writitig. These three lines are : — 

Wil of gedass for m 

Ye larde off 

Ye larde off cardonok for hostlarland. 



The thre bed courtis. 

The larde of olyfercastal. 

Ye larde of langlande hill. 

Ye larde of skyrlyne. 

Ye larde of Bogende. 

Ye larde of blakborony. 

Thome wilsoune for his part of Stewarttoune. 

Ye larde of denwestyr. 

Ye larde of Romanok for his part of curop. 

'■* Greg for his part of curop.'*^ 

Ye larde of kyngislande. 

Ye larde of venkstoune and boralfeld. 

Ye larde of gledstaniss for malwynisland. 

Ye larde of horsbrok hocconsfelde. 

Ye larde of mennar for z corskonyfelde ande catcorssoune. 

Ye ladeis of ye half of corskonyfelde & catcorstoune. 

Ye ladeis of ye sueitsyde. 

Ye larde of erltis orchart. 

Ye larde off grostoune. 

Ye larde of prene. 

Ye larde of henderstoune & nobye. 

Ye larde of gledstanyss for rodgrewetoun. 

Ye larde of dawyk. 

Two lines are left blank folloived by this heading:— 

Ane Hedf Court. 
Ye larde of corrislande. 
Andro ye hay for his part off stewarttoune. 
Ye larde of estyr aconfelde. 
James 11 off sandwlandis for his part of bolde. 

Ye larde of . 

Ye larde of gledstanyss for westyr aconfelde. 
Will of geddass for mede aconfelde. V 



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Ye larde of wat caill. 

Ye larde off Cardronok for hostlarlande. (//.) 

Notes. — ^ Left blank, Wilzam added later. ^ Thome scored out and Jhone sub- 
stituted. ^ Sym crek added later. ^ Thome scored out and Jhon suhstituted. 
^ Vilzam substituted later for Johnne. "^ Thome henrysone scored out and James 
of cokburn substituted. ' Left blank and Wilzam added later. " " Ilk ane of 
yaim ane fut " added later. '^ Left blank and Johnne added later. '" Wm. doby 
added later. '^ James scored out and Jhone substituted. 

2AXi, 1st April 1500. Charter by Robert Cunnyngame, baron of Polmaiss 
Cunnyngame, son and heir of Sir Alex. Cunnyngaine of Polmaiss knt., and 
superior of the third part of the lands of Glen in Peeblesshire and united to the 
said barony, with consent of his father. To Mertin Balcasky, burgess and 
baillie of Peebles, and Cristina Mordostoun his spouse, of a markland in the 
said lands of Glen, viz., in Eschellis, Farnehalch, Spittal haulgh, and Fluris 
resigned by the said M.B. for conjunct infeftnient to himself and his wife : 
Edinburgh, i April 1500: Witnesses, \'alter Sellar, Valter Slytht, John Lowis, 
Alex. Murra, Alex. Cunnyngham, and Thos. Haswell. (//.) 

Seals of Rob. and Sir Alex. Cunnyngame appended in fair condition. 

2Ai, loth June 1500. Notarial instrument on the appeal by John Lord 
Hay of Yester, to the Pope Alexander VL, and his See, anent a process as to 
matters of dispute between the appellant, and Sir Robert Lauder, Knight of the 
Bass, and the sentence therein delivered by Mr. David Aleldrum official 
principal of St. Andrews, craving the protection and diffinitive sentence of the 
papal See from the grievous and hurtful sentence aforesaid. Done at 
Haddington on loth June 1500. Witnesses, John Carnour, Martin Matland and 
Laurence Dikisone, Patrick Lauson is notary. iM-) 

2Ai^. 28th July 1500. Item ane Instrument upoun the resignatioun made 
be Wm. frasser of fruid of the landis thairof in the Lord Zesteris handis In 
favour of William frasser and his airis daittit 28 of Julii 1500, under the signe 
and subscriptioun of Thomas Craufurd nottar. 

2Ai . Item ane chartour grantit be Johne Lord Hay of Zester to William 
frasser of fruid of the Landis thairof with the pertinentis to be haldin of him 
and his airis as comeand In his handis be resignatioun of the said William for 
payment of ane pair of blak spuris upon the day of the nativitie of St. Johne 
the baptist in name of blensche, daitit 28 Julij 1500. 

i247 . Item ane precept of Seasing direct according to the foresaid 
chartour of the dait thairof sealed. 

247 . Item ane Instrument of Seasing gevin conforme to the said chartour 
and precept of Seasing daitit and sealled 6 August 1500 under the signe and 
subscriptioun of Thomas Craufuird notar. Xos. 3, 4 and 5, 1632 Drumelzier 
and Frude Inventory. (Cf. " Charter Chest of the Earldom of Wigtown," 
No. 444)- [^■) 

248. 15th June 1 501. Charter by James Bassindane, burgess of Edinburgh, 
to David Forus, burgess of Haddington, of his land in the burgh of Haddington 
on the N. of the Gryp thereof between the land of Rycard Quhitlaw on E. and 
land of Wm. Kerryntoune on W. : Paying yearly the usual burghal firm to the 
King and 10 sh. to the Altar of S. Edmund in the College Kirk of Bothanis : 
Haddington, \j June 1501 : Witnesses, Adam Cokburne, Mr. Thos. Borthyk, 



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and Laurence Flemyne, baillies of Haddington, Alex. Crumby, Henry 
Congiltoune, Wm. Loudoune, Wm. Schurtus, Wm. Selkryk, John Leinman, 
Wm. Smytht, Morice Caubratht, and Rob. Mawthtlyn, Serjeants. {H.) 
Seal appended in good condition. 

249. 17th July 1 501. Decreet arbitral, in vernacular, by Patrick Home ot 
Fastcastelle, Rob. Charteris of Amysfelde, and David Cunynghame, canon and 
Official of Glasgow Arbiters between Sir Baldred Blacadir knt., pursuer, and 
John Lord Hay and his son Sir John Hay of the Snaide knt., defenders, 
decerning Blacadir to assign the Ward of the lands of Vest Bernis, Fifeshire, 
and Snaide, Druinfriesshire, with the marriage of John Cunynghame, granted 
him by King James the Third, to Sir John Hay on payment of 600 marks to him 
by Lord Hay and Sir John Hay : At Edinburgh, 17 July 1501 : Witnesses, Rob. 
Douglas of Louchlevin ; Alex. Kirkpatrik of Kirkmichaelle ; and Mr. Richard 
Gibsoun, N.P. Signed. (Paper). {H.) 

249-^. 29th Oct. 1 501. Decreet of Transumpt by way of Instrument by 
Wm. Wawane, Licentiate in Laws, Canon of Aberdeen, Official of S. Andrews 
in the Archdeaconry of Lothian, of No. 56, at the instance of John Sinclair of 
Hirdmanstoune and presented by his procurator, Mr. Mat. Ker : Done in the 
Court of the said Official held in the Consistory House of S. Giles' Kirk, 
Edinburgh, 11 a.m., 29 Oct. 1501 : Witnesses, Alex. Lauder, burgess of Edr. ; 
Mr. Clement Currour ; Sir Andrew Quhit ; Jasper Mayne ; and Adam Hoppar ; 
Geo. Newtoune, clerk to the said court, N.P L and R.a. (//.) 

Seal of the Official appended in fair condition. An endorsation bears that it was 
produced by John Sempill, writer, and recorded in the Books of Exchequer 
15th March 1656. 

25U. 8th November 1501. Retour of Inquest held at Hadington 8th 
November 1501 in the Sheriff Court, before John Broun of Colstoune, Sheriff 
depute of Edinburgh, in the constabulary of Hadington, by John Hepburn of 
Rollandstone, George Lyll of Stanepeth, John Quhitlaw of that Ilk, Patrik 
Hepburn, Thomas Borthyk, George Cokburn, Archibald Douglas, Gilbert 
Home, Andrew Lowis, William Daurumpil, William Daill, James Hepburn, and 
John Waus ; of Thomas Hay as lawful and nearest heir of the late Sir Nicholas 
Hay Chaplain, his uncle (patruus) in an annual-rent of 4 merks, furth of the 
lands of John Newtoune lying in the west end of the town of Newton in 
the barony of Newton Constabulary of Hadington and Sheriffdom of Edinburgh, 
Held in chief of said John Newtoune as superior, having been in his hands since 
the death of said Sir Nicholas 3 years last past. Expede at Haddington 1501. 
{M.) 

The seals of five of the inquest are appended, and are more or less complete. 

^Ol. 3rd December 1501. Bond of Manrent by Thomas Dikesoun of 
Ormestoun and his heirs to John Hay of the Snaid, Knycht, Sheriff Depute of 
Peebles, and his heirs, to render leal and thankful service in their bodies and 
goods, etc., for ever. Dated at Peebles 3rd December 1501. Witnesses 
Gijbert Williamson, John Dikesoun, William Lowis, John Dunbar, Patrik 
Dikesoun and Sir Thomas of Crawfurd notary public. {M.) 

Seal of the granter in good condition is appended; signed " thomas dikeson of 
ormyston." 

251 . 25th Jany. 1 501/2. Item ane chartor be Ja. bassindean burges of 
edinburgh disponeing to david furrous burges of hadingtoun that tenement of 
Land Lyand in the brough upoun the northsyd of the gryr thereof Boundit to be 
haldm of the king burgadge and Peying to St. edniund his alter los. money 
yen-he 25 Jany. 1501. sealed not subt. No. 13. Bothans Provostry, 1660 
Ini'entory. {H.) 



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252. 27th Janry. 1 501/2. Charter by John Lord Hay of Zester, Sheriff of 
Peebles, and baron of Oliveriscastel To Gavin Vaich, son of Wm. Vaich of 
Kingsyd, of his half of the lands of Glenrusco in the barony of Oliveriscastel, 
resigned in favour of the said Gavin by the said Wm. Vaich, who had bought 
them for ^40 from um. Sir David Hay of Zester, knt., the granter's father : 
Paying yearly 20 pence in name of blanche-firm if asked : Under Reversion for 
^40 to be paid by the said Lord Hay or his heirs on the High x'Mtar of the Kirk 
of Dawik : At our town of Nedpeith, 27 Jan. 1501 : Witnesses, Wm. Cokburne 
of Henderland, Wm. Hay of Tallo, Ninian Patersoun of Caverhil, Jas. vSingcler, 
Symon Geddas, and John Quhippow. (//.) 

Seal appended, slightly defaced. {Cf. A.D.C., vol. xix., fol. 304.1 

^Oo. 3rd Feb. 1 501/2. Reversion by Gavin Vaich, son and heir of Wm. 
Vaich of Kingsyd, following on No. 252, Glenrusco, 3 Feb. 1501 : Witnesses, 
Bernard V'aich, son and heir of Alex. V. of Dawik, Ninian Patersoun of Caverhil, 
John Geddes, and John Thomesoun. {H.) 

Seal appended in good condition. 

254. 6th April 1502. Bond of Manrent by Walter Hunter of Polmod, 
binding himself in Manrent and service to John Lord Hay of Zester Baron of 
Olivercastel, his overlord of the lands of Polmod. Dated at Peblis 6th April 
1 502. Witnesses, Master Hew Giffart, David Welch, Wilzame Hunter and Schir 
Thomas of Crawfurd public notar. {jM-) 

Seal gone. 

2jOO. 26th April 1502. Contemporary Paper Copy of an Instrument of 
Sasine by John Atchinlek following on and narrating a Precept of Sasine by 
John Lord Hay of Zester, Sheriff of Peebles, baron of Olivercastell, and 
superior of the lands of Polmude, to Sir John Hay of Snaid, knt., Wm. Hay of 
Tallo, Chas. Geddes of Rauchane, John Dunbare, and John Atchinlek for 
Walter Huntare of Polmude, who had resigned them for new infeftment, of the 
said lands of Polmude in the barony of Olivercastell, dated Nedpeth, 28 Janry. 
(i 500-1), witnesses, Jas. Sinclare, Gavin Lummisdaill, Thos. Brewhous, Stephan 
Craik, Sir John Lummisdaill, and John Hay : Sasine given in the Hall of the 
head messuage of Polmude, 1 1 a.m., 26 April 1502: Witnesses, John Patersoune, 
Allan Hendersoune, Geo. Patersoune, Jas. Stuill, and Thos. Balkelky. 

Signed Et ego thomas craufurd presens suprascriptum instrumentum 
confeci. {H.) 

2ob. 9th May 1502. Instrument narrating that Thomas Hay heir of the 
late Schir Nicholas Hay his uncle, passed to the principal mansion of John 
Newtoune and there presented a Precept of the King requiring Sasine.of an 
annual-rent of 4 merks and that none compeared to respond. Dated 9th May 
1502. Witnesses, Robert Trotare and Thomas Hay son of Stephen Hay. 
Thomas Hoy is Notary. {M.) 

ZO 1 . 27th May 1502. Crown Precept by King James I\'. directed to John 
Newtoun superior of the annual-rent underwritten, for infefting Thomas Hay as 
lawful and nearest heir of the late Sir Nicholas Hay, chaplain, his uncle, in an 
annual-rent of four merks furth of the town of Newtoun, in the Constabulary of 
Haddingtoun and shire of Edinburgh. At Edinburgh 27th May in the 14th 
year of the King's reign (1502). (Tag). (J/, and H.) 

258. loth June 1502. Charter by John Lord Hay of Yhestir to Jas. 
Lempatlaw, son and heir of Alex. L., of a piece of land in the town and territorv 
of Bothanis and also two acres in the town and territory of Gamylstoune, which 



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once belonged to a man called Cosour, and a rig of land in G., all which had 
been granted by Sir David Hay knight, of good memory, the granter's father, 
to the said urn. Alex. L. : To be held in feefirme for 20sh. yearly : Yhestir, lo 
June 1502: Witnesses, John Hay of Snayde, Geo. Hay, the granter's sons ; 
Wm. Hay of Tallo ; Wm. Cokburn of Innyrland ; Wm. Olyfant of Kelle ; Sirs 
Wm. Todryk ; John Trottar ; Adam Lempatlaw, chaplains ; John Hay ; and 
Stephen Crake. (//.) 

Seal of the granter appended, in good condition. 

259. loth June 1502. Instrument of Sasine given personally by John 
Lord Hay of Zester, following on No. 258 ; Done in the town of Bothanis, 
II a.m., 10 June 1502 : Witnesses, John Hay of Snayde, knt., Jas. Singlar, Sir 
Wm. Todryk, chaplain. Sir Pat. Lermonth, vicar of Bothanis, Sir Adam 
Lempatlaw, Sir Thos. Brown, chaplains, and Stephan Craik : Thos. Hove, 
chaplain, S. And. dio., N.P. A.a. {H.) 

Seal of Ld. H. of Z. appended in good condition. 

2b0. i8th June 1502. Instrument of Sasine by Patrick Patersoun, burgess 
of Peebles, following on and narrating a Precept of Sasine following on 
No. 246, with the same date and witnesses : Done at a " Hedrig " of Fluris, 
II a.m., 18 June 1502 : Witnesses, Alex. Murra, Pat. Patersoun, ygr., and Wm. 
Sclatter : Thos. de Crawford, notary. (//.) 

2ol. 29th Sept. 1502. Assignation, in vernacular, by Sir Baldred Blacadir 
knt., to John Lord Hay of Zestyr, .Sir John Hay of Snaide knt., and John Hay, 
son and heir of Sir John Hay, of his Gift and grant of the Ward of West 
Bernyss and marriage of John Cunynghame, etc. (see No. 210) : At Glasgow, 
penult Sept. 1502 : Witnesses, Mr. RoUand Blakater, Mr. Archd. Craufurd, 
Adam Melwyn, Malcolm Wanne, and Rob. Steill. (//.) 

Paper. Signed "Baldred Blakader," and seal impressed, much defaced. 

2iQ2t. i6th Dec. 1502. Instrument of Sasine by Wm. Carmychell, baillie of 
Edinburgh, To Rob. Carmychell, burgess and Serjeant of the said burgh, and 
Mariota his wife, etc. on the resignation by Eliz. MakcuUoch and John Lausoun, 
her spouse, of her waste land containing 9I ells in length, between the ditch of 
Wm. Schersmith on S., and the land built and waste of Margaret Cesfurde on 

N., and lying in the tenement of um. Fothringahame in the Netherbow of 

Edinburgh on the S. side of the High Street, between the tenement of um. And. 
Moubraa on W. and tenement of um. John Balbirny on E. : the said Elizabeth, 
her husband being absent, swearing on the Holy Evangels that she had not 
been forced to assent to the sale : Done 3 p.m., 16 Dec. 1502 : Witnesses, Wm. 
Sinclare, John Helis, Pat. Jaksone, John Grenlaw, John Redpeith, Alex. Freir, 
Wm. Johannisoune, Henry Strathauchyne, N.P., and John Huntare, serjeant of 
the said burgh : Jas. Monynet, clerk, S. And. dio., N.P .A.a. (//.) 

ZOO. 14th Janry. 1502/3. Procuratory, in vernacular, by Gilbert 
Makmulane to Masters James Henrisone, Henry Quhit, Wm. Aitkinsone, 
chaplains, and Sir John the Hay of the Snaid knt. to compear before the Lords 
of Council at Edinburgh or elsewhere on 24 Janry. next and pursue Wm. Vaich 
of Dawik, son, heir, and intromitter with the goods of um. Wm. Vaich of 
Dawik, to hear him decerned as such to pay to the said G. M. ^48 owing him 
by the said um. Wm. V. as pledge and sourete for Bernard Vaich for 20 oxen 
and 4 ky taken from G. M. by the said B. V. : Auchintaggart, 14 Janry. 1502 : 
Witnesses, Thos. Folcart, Thos. Coltart, Malcolm Makkanis, and Gilbert 
Rogersone. {H.) 

Paper. Seal of John of Crechtoun of Hartwod impressed (because G. M. had none), 
much broken. 



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46. Canongate Marriage Register, 1564-1800. 

47. Monumental Inscriptions in St. Cuthbert's. 

48. Canisbay Parish Register, 1652-1666. 

49. Register of Episcopal Church, St. Andrews, 1722-87. „ 2s. 



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