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Full text of "The Melvilles, Earls of Melville, and the Leslies, Earls of Leven. Memoirs. (Correspondence. - Charters.) [With plates, including portraits and facsimiles, and genealogical tables.]"

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DAVID, THIRD EARL OF LEVE N ; 

COMMANDER IN CHIEF IN SCOTLAND. 

BORN 5 th MAY 1660: DIED 6 th JUNE 1728. 



X 
THE MELVILLES 

EARLS OF MELVILLE 



AND THE LESLIES 



EARLS OF LEVEN 



- 



BY 

SIR WILLIAM FRASER, K.C.B., LL.D. 

IN THREE VOLUMES 
VOLUME THIRD-CHARTERS 




EDINBURGH-MDCCCXC 



Contents of Volume C^itD. 

PAGE 

TITLE-PAGE, ........ i 

GENERAL TABLE OF CONTENTS, .... iii-iv 

ABSTRACTS OF CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MEL- 
VILLE, AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN, . . v-lviii 

CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE AND OF 

THE LESLIES OF LEVEN, ..... 1-244 

TWO ADDITIONAL WRITS FROM THE CHARTER-CHEST 

AT WEMYSS CASTLE, ...... 245-246 

INDEX OF PERSONS, ...... 247-313 

INDEX OF PLACES, ....... 314-334 

ILLUSTRATIONS IN VOLUME THIRD. 

Portrait of David, Third Earl of Leven and Second Earl of Melville, Frontispiece 

Charter by King William the Lion to Galfrid of Melville, and Gregory, 

his heir, of lands in Liberton and Leadburn [1165-1170], . . facing 1 

Charter by King William the Lion to Gregory of Melville, of Granton, in 

exchange for land in Ednam [1165-1 1 70], . . . . „ 2 

Charter by King William the Lion to Richard, son of Gregory of Melville, 

of Granton, in exchange for land in Ednam [1165-1 189], . . ,, 2 

Charter by Richard of Melville, confirming an agreement between 
Galfrid of Melville and Matilda, his mother, as to the lands of 
Stenhouse [1165-1189], . . . . . . „ 2 

Charter by King William the Lion, confirming Charter by Richard of 



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CONTENTS. 



Melville to Galfrid of Melville, his uncle, of Granton and other 

lands [1165-11S9], ....... facing 3 

Charter by King William the Lion to Richard, son of Gregory of Mel- 
ville, of land in Liberton [1 180- 1190], . . . • » 3 

Charter by King William the Lion to Richard of Melville, son of Gregory, 

of lands in Liberton and Leadburn [<r. 1 190], . . . ,, 4 

Charter by King William the Lion, confirming the gift by Reginald Prat 

to Richard of Melville, of Muiravonside [1189-1 199], . . „ 5 

Charter by King William the Lion to Galfrid, son of Richard of Inner- 

kunniglas, confirming the lands of Balwearie [1202-12 14], . . ,, 5 

Indenture between Sir John Wemyss of that Ilk and John Melville of 
Raith, relative to the water privilege of the Mill of Pitconmark, 
1 2th June 1427, . . . . . . . „ 245 

Bond of Manrent by John Melville, heir-apparent of Raith, to Sir John 

Wemyss of that Ilk, 1 6th August 1487, . . . „ 246 



SIGNATURES— WOODCUTS OF 

David Beaton, Cardinal, Archbishop of St. Andrews, 1540, 

Mary, Queen of Scots, 1556, 

James Stewart, Earl of Murray, 1565, 

Andrew, Earl of Rothes, 1565, . 

Andrew Stewart, Lord Ochiltree, 1565, 

Sir William Kirkcaldy of Grange, 1565, 

John Wishart of Pittarro, 1565, . 

James Haliburton of Pitcur, 1565, 

Mr. Thomas Craig, Advocate, 1586, 

Mr. Alexander Peithen (Peden), Covenanter, 1674, 



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ABSTRACTS OF CHARTERS 

OF 

THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE 

AND OF 

THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 

PAKE 

1. Charter by King William the Lion granting and confirming to Galfrid 

of Mala Villa [Melville] and Gregory his heir, the land which Mal- 
beth held in Liberton, by the marches by which Malbeth held it, and 
the land of Lecbernard by its right marches : To be held to him and 
his heirs, of the granter and his heirs, as freely and quietly and with 
the same condition and service as the charter of King Malcolm, his 
brother, testifies. Witnesses, Nicholas, chancellor, Earl Waldeve, 
David Olifard, Philip de Valoniis, chamberlain, Richard, chaplain, 
Richard Cumin, Friar William Dolepene, Jordan of Ord. At Lin- 
lithgow [1165-1170], 1 

2. Charter by King William the Lion granting to Gregory of Maleuin 

[Melville] Grendun [Granton] by its right marches, in excambion for 
the two carucates of land that King Malcolm, his brother, gave to him 
in Edenham [Ednam] : To be holden to him and his heirs, of the 
king and his heirs, with quittance of the multure of his demesne 
house, in fee and heritage, for the service of one archer, with horse, 
in the royal host. Witnesses, David, the king's brother, Nicholas, 
chancellor, Earl Waldeve, David Olifarde, justiciar, Philip de Valoniis, 
chamberlain, Gilbert, son of Richard, Robert de Quinci, William de 
Hay, William of Lindesi, Robert Fitz-Urse, Walter of Berkelai. At 
Berwick [1165-1170], 2 

3. Charter by King William the Lion granting and confirming to Richard, 

son of Gregory of Melville, Grendun, by its right marches, in excam- 
bion for the two carucates of land, which King Malcolm, his brother, 
gave to his father in Edenam : To be held to him and his heirs of 
the king and his heirs, in fee and heritage, as the king's charter to 
the said Gregory witnesses ; saving the king's service. Witnesses, 
Earl David, the king's brother, Walter Olifarde, William of Lindezai, 
vol. in. a 



ABSTRACTS OF CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE 



Eobert de Lundoniis, William of Hay, William Giffarde, Malcolm, 
son of Earl Duncan. At Kinghorn [1165-1189], 2 

4. Charter by Bichard, son of Gregory of Melville, granting and confirming 

the agreement made between Galfrid of Melville and Matilda Mal- 
herbe, his mother, by which the latter quitclaimed the half of Retreuin 
[Tartraven], which was her dowry, and received the land of Stan- 
house in exchange : To be holden by the same marches by which 
Gregory, his father, held the land of Stanhouse, and otherwise as the 
writing made between them testifies. Witnesses, Walter Olifarde, 
William of Lindezai, Eobert of Lundoniis, William of Hay, William 
Giffarde, Malcolm, son of Earl Duncan, and David, his brother. 
[1165-1189], 2 

5. Charter by King William the Lion confirming the grant which Richard 

of Maleuilla made to Galfrid of Melville, his uncle, son of Matilda Mal- 
herbe, to wit, the whole land of Grendun, by its right marches, the 
whole land of Stanhouse, by the marches by which Gregory, father of 
the foresaid Richard, held them, and the land that Richard Hangecleul 
held, by its right marches : To be held to him and his heirs, of the 
foresaid Richard and his heirs, in fee and heritage, etc., as the charter 
of the said Richard witnesses, saving the king's service. Witnesses, 
Earl David, Earl Duncan, Walter Olifarde, William of Lindesai, 
Alexander of St. Martin, Hugh Giffarde, Robert of Lundoniis, 
Robert of Berkelai, Walter of Berkelai, chamberlain, Malcolm, son of 
Earl Duncan. Kinghorn [1165-1189], 3 

6. Charter by King William the Lion granting to Richard, son of Gregory 

of Melville, the land near the house which belonged to Malbet Bere 
in Liberton, which Galfrid of Melville held in the time and by the 
gift of King Malcolm, the granter's brother : To be held to him and 
his heirs, of the king and his heirs, as the charter of King Malcolm 
given to Galfrid of Melville thereupon testifies ; saving the king's 
service. Witnesses, Earl David, the king's brother, Walter Olifarde, 
William of Lindesai, Robert of Londoniis, William of Hay, Malcolm, 
son of Earl Duncan. Kinghorn [1180-1190], 3 

7. Charter by King William the Lion granting and confirming to Richard 

of Melville, son of Gregory, in fee and heritage, the land which 
Malbet held in Liberton, by the same marches by which the said 
Malbet held it, and the land of Lecbernard by its right marches : 
To be held to him and his heirs, of the king and his heirs, for the 
same condition and service as the charter of King Malcolm, his 
brother, given to Galfrid and Gregory of Melville testifies. Witnesses, 



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PAGK 

Earl David, the king's brother, Robert of Londoniis, Walter Olifarde, 
William of Lindesai, William of Hay, Robert, the king's chaplain, 
Richard of Prebend, and William Maluesin, the king's clerks. King- 
horn, circa 1190, 4 

8. Charter by Reginald Prat of Tynedale granting to Richard of Melville, 

with Margaret, his daughter, Morgunessete [Muiravonside], in free 
marriage, by those marches, to wit, as the old way goes to Sauelmes- 
forde as far as St. Morgan's seat, and from the seat to the stone 
which the foresaid Richard set up by the advice of the foresaid 
Reginald, and from the foresaid stone as Witherlem holds to the 
high way on the west side of Armethe, and as the way goes to the 
stream flowing from Monecapel, and from Monecapel westwards to 
the head of the stream flowing as far as South Moss, and as the moss 
and dry land extend to the rock on the west side of the moss, and 
from the moss to the little black mount, and from the mount to the 
west side of the Craig of Morgunessete, and as the craig and dry 
land extend eastward to the stream flowing from the craig and as 
the stream flows as far as Avon : To be held to him and his heirs, of 
the granter and his heirs, in fee and heritage, and with the common 
pasture of Manuel. Witnesses, Simon of Hal, William of Haweltun, 
David of Graham, Randulf, son of Simon, John Prat, Reginald, his 
brother, Peter, the chaplain, Malcolm, Thane of Calentar, John, son 
of Gilbriht, Gerard Prat, Richard Palmer, Isaac, his son, Walter of 
Pollemont, Godwin, son of Suan, Adam, son of Stan, William, his 
son, Jurdan, Elyas, client of the king. [1189-1199], 4 

9. Charter by King William the Lion confirming the grant which Reginald 

Prat made to Richard of Melville, of the land of Murganesete, which 
Reginald gave to the foresaid Richard with Margaret, his daughter, 
in free marriage : To be held to him and his heirs, of the foresaid 
Reginald and his heirs, as the charter of the foresaid Reginald testi- 
fies, saving the king's service. Witnesses, Hugh, chancellor, William 
Cumin, Malcolm, son of Earl Duncan, William of Hay, Gervais 
Auenel, Henry, the physician, Hugh of Kaledoure, Simon of Hahel- 
ton, David of Graham. At Lillidqu (Linlithgow) [1189-1199], 5 

10. Charter by King William the Lion granting and confirming to Galfrid, 
son of Richard of Innerkunnigglas, the grant which Patrick, abbot of 
Dunfermline, and convent thereof, made to him of the land of Bal- 
wearie : To be held to him and his heirs in fee and heritage, as freely 
as the charter of the foresaid Patrick testifies, saving the king's 
service. Witnesses, William, the king's chaplain, William de 
Boscho, Master Nicholas, the king's physician, Alexander, son of 



vi li ABSTRACT OF CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE 



PAKE 



Thorald, Herbert of Chalmer, Adam, his son, John of Striuelin, 
Richard Eeuel. At Clacmanan, 1202-1214, 5 

11. Charter by Henry, son of Earl David, by which, for the salvation of his 

own soul, and of the souls of his predecessors and successors, he 
grants to God and St. Mary and St. Andrew the Apostle, for the 
sustentation of a chaplain, to serve for ever in the chapel of Inche- 
martyn within the granter's court, three marks of rent, viz., 20s. from 
two oxgangs of land which Richard, son of Roger, held of the granter, 
10s. from an oxgang held by William Symple, and 10s. from an 
oxgang held by Alice, the widow, on the day on which the charter 
was given. The 40s. must be paid in the chapel of Inchmartyn to 
the said chaplain serving there by those that hold the land, 20s. 
on St. Martin's day, and 20s. at Whitsunday; in default of which 
payment on these days or morrow after, the tenants shall be bound 
to pay six pennies of penalty for every day, and the sum of 2s. for 
every oxgang of land till the said pennies should be fully paid. 
Further the said chaplain should have the dwelling house in which 
John the chaplain was wont to dwell, with the garden and court on 
the north side of the said dwelling, and a toft on the north near the 
court of the granter's grange : To be held to the said chaplain 
serving there, of the granter and his heirs, in pure and perpetual 
alms, as freely as any alms is held in the region of Scotland. The 
granter also wills the chaplain to be instituted by the granter or his 
heirs ; or by the keeper of the land if the keeping of it came to 
another after the decease of the granter or his heirs : and the chap- 
lain to be presented to the bishop of St. Andrews by the granter or 
his heirs, or the keeper of the land. Witnesses, Gilebert, abbot of 
Cupar, John, abbot of Lundores, Malcolm of la Hay, parson of 
Erole, Andrew of Striueling, parson of Inchethor, Robert, vicar of 
Forgrund, Gilebert of la Hay, Henry of Abernithin, John of 
Cambrun, Magnus of Monorgrund, Michael of Stratoun. 1st Novem- 
ber 1241, 5 

12. Charter by John of Pincerna, son and heir of Sir John of Pincerna, 

sometime lord of Elyhoke, selling and confirming to Sir John of 
Inchemartyn and his heirs for five score pounds sterling, of which 
he acknowledges the receipt, the whole land, with the pertinents, 
which the granter had in the tenement of Petmedil by reason of 
excambion of the barony of Elyhoke, except one acre which he had 
given to Adam his page (garcioni meo) for his life, after whose death 
the acre should revert to the said Sir John of Inchemartyn and his 
heirs : To be held to the said John and his heirs or their assignees 



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PAGE 

for ever, as freely as the granter held it. Because his own seal was 
not well known the granter procures the seal of the deanery of 
Perth and Gowrie, to be affixed together with his own, at Inch- 
martin the Lord's day next before the Feast of the Nativity of St. 
John the Baptist, 21st June 1304. Witnesses, Sir Bicharddel Hay, 
Sir Gilbert, his son, Sir John Cambrun, Sir Eobert of Harcrasse, 
then sheriff of Perth, knights ; Peter of Brunton, the constable of 
Perth, Michael Scot, younger, Eoger Mortimer, Walter of Alithe, 
Thomas his son, David of Blar, Edmund of Leys, Andrew of Monor- 
grund, 6 

13. Charter by Henry of Melville, son and heir of Eaynald of Melville, with 

consent of Margaret his spouse, granting, and to ferm letting, to John, 
called son of Moroc, all his land of Torpreke for the term of ten 
years fully complete, for a mark sterling, to be paid yearly ; a half 
mark at Whitsunday, and a half mark at Martinmas, the entry to 
begin at Whitsunday 1311. If the said John, his heirs or assignees, 
were hindered by the common war, so that he or they could not 
freely enjoy the said land, they were to enjoy the same for so long 
beyond the term of the lease, the said John to have a preference if 
the land were sold or wadset : the granter to repay losses and ex- 
penses if he contravened the premises, the amount to be estimated 
at sight of three trustworthy persons. With clause of warrandice. 
Because the granter's seal was little known he procured the seals of 
the community of Stirling and of the abbot of Cambuskenneth to 
be affixed. Witnesses, William Bufus, Christian Louhlan, William of 
Kincardin, burgesses of Stirling ; Patrick, son of Gillaspoc, Michael, 
son of Gilgrist, William, son of Vat, Adam, son of Malise, Ferbals 
of Striuelynsir. At Stirling, the Monday next after the Feast of 
St. Ambrose [5th April] 1311, 7 

14. Confirmation by King David the Second of the gift which John of 

Inchethure made to Gilbert of Innerlunane of six oxgangs of land 
in Balgally, with two tofts and two gardens belonging to them : To 
be held to Gilbert and his heirs and assignees of John and his heirs 
in fee and heritage, reserving the king's service. Witnesses, 
William, bishop of St. Andrews, Robert, steward of Scotland, the 
king's nephew, Duncan, Earl of Fife, John Bandolph, Earl of 
Moray, lord of Annandale and Man, Patrick of Dunbar, Earl of 
March ; Maurice of Moray, Malcolm Flemyng and Thomas of Carnot, 
chancellor, knights. Dunfermline, 31st December [1342], ., 8 

15. Agreement or Indenture made between William, prior of the church of 

St. Andrews and convent thereof, on the one part, and John of 

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ABSTRACTS OF CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE 

I'ACSE 

Melville, lord of that ilk, on the other part, to the effect that John of 
Melville, with consent of Thomas of Melville, his son and heir, gave 
and confirmed to the prior and canons serving God and St. Mary and 
St. Andrew the Apostle in the kirk of St. Andrews, a half carucate 
of land from his land and lordship of Prestoun, lying between the 
land of Rycardystoun on the east side and the land of Estyrhyldcleffe 
on the west side, and between the land called le Hylle on the south 
side and the land of Parklyne on the north side, in pure and per- 
petual alms : To be holden free of all custom, exaction, or secular 
demand, or the king's forinsec service ; the lords of Prestoun for the 
time answering for such service as belonged to the said half carucate 
of land. John Melville and his heirs, by special licence of the said 
religious men, shall have stones from the quarry within the foresaid 
half carucate of land of Prestoun, for building their own houses in 
their manor of Prestoun, and free ish and entry thereto. The prior 
and canons of St. Andrews give and grant to the chaplains serving 
and to serve God and St. Mary and St. Leonard in the church of St. 
Leonard of Retreuyne [Tartraven], all the small teinds pertaining to 
the said town of Kctreuyne ; reserving the teind sheaves of the said 
town and mortuaries for the corpse-present of the lord and lady of 
Retreuyne, used and wont ; reserving to the vicar of Lynlythqu for the 
time four pennies for every dead body from the said town of Ret- 
reuyne, bequeathed to the foresaid vicar or his chaplains : Melville 
and his heirs ministering to the chaplain serving in the chapel all 
necessaries in food, and clothing, and pay of labour from the ferms of 
their lands of Retreuyne and Prestoun, so that he shall require 
nothing from the prior and canons but the said small teinds ; the 
chaplain to be chosen and placed in the church by the prior of St. 
Andrews, and removed by him if found deficient, another being 
surrogated in his place : the chaplain to make faith to the church of 
Lynlythgow, that it should suffer no detriment by him : Should 
Melville and his heirs agree with the chaplain to remain at table with 
them, it should be lawful to him or them to dispose of the small 
teinds during that time. If on account of civil war, and wasting of 
the country, or any unavoidable cause, thero should be no chaplain 
in the chapel, the small teinds should be collected during his absence 
by the lord of Retreuyne, and the chamberlain of the prior and 
canons of St. Andrews, for the use of the future chaplain. If the 
land should be evicted from the said religious men through defect of 
warrandice of John Melville or his heirs, or the present agreement be 
infringed by them, the foresaid small teinds should revert to the 
prior and canons ; and the foresaid half carucate should revert to the 
foresaid John and his heirs, if the said teinds were detained bv the 



AXD OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. XI 

PAGE 

foresaid religious men. To one part of the indenture the seals of 
John of Melville, and Thomas of Melville, his heir, with the seal of 
William, bishop of St. Andrews, who confirmed all the premises, 
were appended ; and to the other part the common seal of the chapter 
of St. Andrews, with the seal of the foresaid bishop, was appended. 
Dated at St. Andrews, 4th July 1345, 9 

1 6. Confirmation by King David the Second of the gift which the late John 

of Inchethure made to Gilbert of Innerlounane, of six bovates of 
land, with two tofts and two gardens in the tenement of Balgally and 
sheriffdom of Perth : To be held to the said Gilbert and his heirs, in 
fee and heritage, etc., saving the king's service. Witnesses, William, 
bishop of St. Andrews, Eobert, steward of Scotland, Earl of Strathern, 
the king's nephew, William, Earl of Douglas, Eobert of Erskyn, 
and John of Prestoun, knights. At Edinburgh, 28th June, 29 th year 
of reign [1358], 11 

17. Charter by Eobert, Steward of Scotland, Earl of Strathern, granting to 

his beloved and faithful John Gray of Estwode, his whole land of 
Bourland of Bass, with a sixth part of the common pasture of Eass 
and the mount of Potte Park ; also the west part of the half of the 
herbage of the Park of Eass, with all right the granter or his heirs 
had or might have in the lands of Arthourley, with the Alryss and 
mill croft, and with doubling of the ferm of the foresaid lands of 
Arthourley : To be held to the foresaid John and his heirs and assig- 
nees of the steward and his heirs in fee and heritage, for rendering 
a silver penny at his manor of Eenfrew, at the head plea to be there 
held next after the Feast of Easter yearly, in name of blench ferm, if 
asked only. With clause of warrandice. Witnesses, William, bishop 
of St. Andrews, William, bishop of Glasgow, Walter, bishop of Dun- 
blane, John, abbot of Dunfermline, Gilbert, abbot of Cambuskenneth, 
Sir Eobert of Erskyne, Sir John of Danielstoun, Hugh of Egtynetoun, 
John of Lyndissay of Cragy, and John of Yle, knights, Alan of 
Steward, Thomas Symple, John of Eos. [1362-1368], 12 

18. Charter by King Eobert the Second granting to Alan of Erskyne all 

lands within the territory of Inchemartyne, in the barony of Lang- 
forgrund, within the shire of Perth, which belonged to the king's 
well-beloved son, John Lyoun, chamberlain of Scotland, which the 
said John had resigned by his letters patent directed to the king : 
To be held to Alan and his heirs, in fee and heritage, for doing such 
services as he was bound to do to the king for the lands of Inche- 
martyn. Witnesses, William, bishop of St. Andrews, John, bishop of 



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PAGE 

Dunkeld, chancellor, John, the king's first-born son, Earl of Carrick, 
steward of Scotland, Robert, Earl of Fyffe and of Menteith, the 
king's son, William, Earl of Douglas and of Mar, James of Lyndesay, 
the king's nephew, and Alexander of Lyndesay, knights. At Kyl- 
winning, 24th October, ninth year of the king's reign [1379], 13 

19. Lease by John of Melville, lord of that ilk, whereby he sets, and to ferm 

lets, to Sir William of Douglas, son and heir of Sir James of Douglas 
of Strabroke, all his lands of Hawthornden, in the barony of Gortoone, 
in the sheriffdom of Edinburgh, the lands of Grevistoune, in the 
sheriffdom of Peblis, his lands of the Temple in Legbernarde, and 
lands of Butland in the sheriffdom of Edinburgh, for the term of 
ten years succeeding the date, for a certain sum of money paid by 
Sir William ; and when the ten years were past, for the space 
of six years thereafter, for two merks sterling, to be paid annually 
at Hawthornden ; Sir William's entry to begin at the Whitsunday 
next after date : To be held to the said Sir William, his heirs and 
assignees, of the granter, his heirs and assignees. With clause of 
warrandice. Lynlithgow, 1 st April 1386, 14 

20. Lease by John of Melville, lord of that ilk, of all his lands in Haw- 

thornden, in the sheriffdom of Edinburgh, and all his lands in the 
Grevistoune, in the sheriffdom of Peebles, to his kinsman Sir William 
of Douglas of Strabroke, knight, for ten years next after the issue of 
his lease made of the lands, his entry to be the Whitsunday follow- 
ing his said tack, for £20 Scots ; to hold and to have, with all profits 
and issues of courts, to Sir William and his heirs, of the granter, his 
heirs and assigns, for ten years ; and if the lands should be destroyed 
by civil war, for as much longer as they were " skathit " within the 
said ten years. Dalkeith, 10th July 1399. Witnesses, Nicol of 
Douglas, lord of Wakmanfeld, William of Eoss, chaplain, Adam of 
Corry, notar, and John of Lukvpe, 14 

21. Confirmation by King Eobert the Third, approving and ratifying the grants 

which his beloved nephew John Lyovne made to Richard, the son of 
John of Rate, of six oxgangs, with two tofts and two gardens in the 
tenement of Balgally and sheriffdom of Perth : To be held to him 
and his heirs in fee and heritage, saving the king's service. Wit- 
nesses, Walter, bishop of St. Andrews, Gilbert, bishop of Aberdeen, 
chancellor, the king's first-born son, David, Duke of Rothesay, Earl 
of Carrick and Athole, Robert, Duke of Albany, Earl of Fife 
and of Menteith, the king's brother-german, Archibald, Earl of 
Douglas, Lord of Galloway, James of Douglas, Lord of Dalkeith, and 
Thomas of Erskyne, knights. At Perth, 3 1 st January 1399, 15 



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22. Lease by John of Melville, lord of that ilk, in favour of his kinsman, 

Sir William Douglas of Strathbrock, knight, of all his part of the 
lands of the Hall of the Myre, in sheriffdom of Peebles, for two 
merks and a half of Scots money, to be payed at Hawthornden at 
Whitsunday and Martinmas, entry to begin at Whitsunday next 
after date, Sir William, his heirs and assignees, enjoying the said 
lands till he or they paid to the said John, his heirs and assignees, 
£20 Scots, Sir William, etc., to enjoy half of the lands heritably to 
him and his heirs and assignees, from the granter, his heirs and 
assignees, for evermore, with clause of warrandice, on the payment of 
the £20, being "assitht" to the granter. Dalkeith, 12th March 
1399-1400, 16 

23. Charter by William Scot, lord of Balwery, by which he grants to John of 

Melville, lord of Rath, and his heirs, the whole land of Petscoty, with 
the third part of the land of Calange, which the predecessors of the 
said John held of the granter' s predecessors in fee and heritage : To 
be held to the grantee and his heirs, of the granter and his heirs, in 
fee and heritage for ever; under reservation of ward, relief, and 
homage, with one suit of court at the granter's court of Petlovr. 
Contains clause of warrandice. Witnesses, Sir John Stewart, lord of 
Innermeth, Sir Eobert Stewart, Sir Thomas Sebald, Sir John of 
Wenrys, and Sir William of Londy, knights ; John of Glen, John of 
Boswyll, and Duncan of Ramsay, esquires. Circa 1400, 17 

24. Charter by Robert, Duke of Albany, Earl of Fife and Menteith, and 

governor of Scotland, by which, for him and his heirs, Earls of Fyfe, 
he ratifies the grant which William Scot of Balwery made to John 
of Melville of Raith and his heirs, of his whole land of Petscoty, in 
the earldom of Fyfe and sheriffdom thereof, which he held of the earl 
in chief : To be holden to John Melville and his heirs, of William 
Scot and his heirs, in fee and heritage for ever. At Falkland, 3d 
August 1411. Witnesses, Robert Stewart of Fife, the duke's grand- 
son, John Stewart, lord of Buchan, his son, Richard Cummyne, knight, 
Sir Andrew of Hawik, his secretary, rector of Lystoun, David Berclay, 
John Wricht, and William Berclay, his escpiires, 18 

25. Charter by William Scot, lord of Balwery, granting his lands of Durach- 

mure, in the sheriffdom of Fife, except the annual dues of the church 
of Andirstoun (St. Andrews), namely, a chalder of meal or 20s. yearly, 
to John the Melville, son and heir of John the Melville, lord of the 
Rath, with the granter's daughter, Marjory, in marriage, and to the 
children and the longest liver of them ; John the Melville to hold the 
land in ward and relief, of the granter and his heirs ; and if they or 



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their heirs failed, the lands to remain with John the Melville and 
his heirs until William Scot or his heirs paid to the said John the 
Melville or his heirs .£20 Scots. With clause of warrandice. At 
Balwearie, 31st May 1412, 18 

26. Attestation by Nichol Kynman of Megynche, that he was present when 

Alan Kynnard of that ilk, in the Temple court of Dundee, held in 
Peter Telour's land, 23d August 1418, resigned a Temple land called 
the Green Yards, with two acres of field land lying thereto, in the 
hands of John of Tiri, bailie of the Temple, and the said John gave 
it to John Davidson, his heirs and assignees, for ever, 19 

27. Charter by Margaret Erskine or Glen, lady of Inchmartin, by which, in 

her free and pure widowhood she grants, and for her and her heirs 
ratifies, to her grandson, Walter of Ogilbi, son of Sir Walter of Ogilbi 
of Luntrethyne, and his wife Isabella, the granter's daughter, two 
acres of land which formerly belonged to William Thomassoun, in 
the town of Petmedill and sheriffdom of Perth, with sixty sheep in 
the common pasture of the town, and seven cows, with a breeding 
sow and goose and a brood mare, till their followers come to the age 
of one year. Which two acres Sir Richard of Petmedil, son and heir 
of the said William Thomasson, sold and resigned to the granter for 
100 shillings of usual money : To be held to the said Walter and the 
heirs of his body, of the granter and her senior heirs, viz., those 
springing from Andrew of Ogilby and Marjory his wife, in pure and 
free blench farm, in fee and heritage for ever : If Walter died without 
heirs of his body, the two acres were to return to the granter, paying 
yearly to the granter's chapel at Inchemartyne id. of silver at the 
Feast of the Assumption of St. Mary the Virgin, in name of fee and 
blench farm. Contains clause of warrandice, and is dated at Inche- 
martyne, 1st December 1425, 19 

28. Indenture between Margaret of Erskyne of Inchemartyne, on the one 

part, and David of the Wemys, son and heir of Dame Isabel of the 
Wemys, sometime lady of the half of Inchemartyne, on the other 
part, to the effect that David Wemyss shall take possession of the 
half of Inchemartyne and Petmedill, which pertains to him by line 
of heritage, in all goodly haste ; which being done, and David being 
in possession a lawful time, both parties, or their procurators, shall 
pass to the king, and do their full power to get his consent upon 
these matters, and afterwards, in the same way, to get the Earl of 
Fife's. Margaret Erskine shall then resign her chemys or manor of 
the Wemys in the said earl's hands as her overlord, and make 
the said David and his heirs as " sekir " thereof, as was in her power. 



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David Wemyss shall resign half of the lordship of Inchemartyne and 
Petmedil, pertaining to him by line of heritage, and make her and 
her heirs " siker " thereof : and both parties bind their heirs to fulfil 
the indenture, if either of them should decease : In case of breach of 
the indenture by Margaret, or any of her heirs, she or they to pay 
£300 sterling to the work of " our Lady Kyrke of the Wemys," 
within three months thereafter. And if the said David or his heirs 
should fail, he or they shall pay £300 sterling to the work of St. 
Peter's kirk of Inchemartyne. Witnesses, Andrew of Ogilvile of the 
Glen, Alexander of the Wemys, John of Strelyng, squires ; Sir John 
Elyoth, Sir Thomas of Cors, Sir David Manias, chaplains. Inch- 
martin, 18th July 1427, 20 

29. Attestation by Thomas of Loch, sheriff-depute, and William Derlyne, 

Serjeant, of the sheriffdom of Peebles, bearing that in the Sheriff- 
Court held at Peeblis, 1 4th February, a worthy squire, John Melville, 
son and heir of the late Thomas Melville, lord of that ilk, presented 
a brief of sasine of the king's chapel, by virtue of which they passed 
to the lands of Grefstoun, and gave the said John Melville sasine of 
the third part of the third of the said lands of Grefestoun, at the 
" chymmes " (manor-place) of the same, in presence of William 
Watson of Grefisstoun, Wil Dekysone, Sir Henry Smale, and others. 
Peblis, 14th February 1429, 22 

30. Notarial Transcript made by Alexander of Crauforde, priest of St. 

Andrews diocese, and notary public, of a letter of quitclaim, dated 
at Eaith, 24th June 1436, by David Bosvile of Balgregy, acknow- 
ledging that he had received from John Melville, lord of the Ratht, 
his " gudefathir," a hundred marks usual money, owing to him 
because of the marriage of Elizabeth Melville, his wife, daughter of 
the said John Melville. The transumpt was made, on 26th July 
1454, at the instance of Alexander Melville on behalf of Sir John 
Melville, knight, lord of Eaith, within the house of David Boys, 
burgess of Dysert, in presence of David Boys, David Malvile, 
esquires, John of Balfoure, John Frasere, and William Micael, 22 

31. Charter by King James the Second, granting to David of Ogilvie the 

lands of Inchemartine, Strathardil, Kynnarde, Elchoke, Ardargi, in 
the sheriffdom of Perth, the lands of Glen, in the sheriffdom of 
Peebles, Balmulto and Petconnochy, within the sheriffdom of Fyfe, 
Glenslandis, within the sheriffdom of Roxburgh, the lands of Wemyss, 
within the sheriffdom of Fife, Dron and Achlasky, in the sheriffdom 
of Perth ; which belonged to Christian of Glen, spouse of the said 
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in the hands of the king's father at Glamis personally, before David 
of Dunbar, George of Crechtoun, Walter of Ogilby, William of 
Cranstoun, knights, Robert Cheshelme, and Robert Liddale : and 
which lands the king's father had granted to David and Christian, 
the longer liver of them, and the heirs of their bodies, whom failing, 
to David and his heirs whomsoever : To be held of the king and his 
heirs, in fee and heritage, for services due and wont. Witnesses, 
John, bishop of Glasgow, chancellor, John Forstare of Corstorfine, 
chamberlain, Walter of Ogilbi of Luntrethin, knight, treasurer, 
William, lord of Crechtoun, master of household, and Mr. William 
Foulis, archdeacon of St. Andrews, keeper of the privy seal. At 
Edinburgh, 1st June, first year of reign [1437], 23 

32. Attestation by David of Dunbar of Cockburn, George of Crechtoun, 

and [William] of Cranstoun of Korsby, knights, and others (as in 
No. 31 supra), that they were present as witnesses when [Christian] 
daughter of the late John of the Glenne, and one of the heirs of Sir 
John of the Glenne, resigned in the hands of King James, now 
deceased, the lands of Inchemartyn, Strathardil, Kynnarde, Elchok, 
Ardargy, in the shire of Perth, Balmultow and Petkonochy, in the 
sheriffdom of Fife, and other lands [as in No. 31 supra], in favour of 
David of Ogilvy and the said Christian, and the heirs of their bodies, 
whom failing, the heirs of the said David whomsoever. Done in 
1437 0). Dated at Edinburgh 1 6th September 1439, signed by Wat 
of Ogiluy of Deskwrd, Robert of Cheshelm, and Robert of Ledaille,... 25 

33. Retour of Inquest held at Perth before Sir John of Rothven of that ilk, 

knight, sheriff of Perth, by Sir Patrick Lioun and Walter Ogilby, 
knights, Thomas of Abircrumby, George Gray, Finlay Buttir, John 
Yrlande, and other jurors, who found that John of Wemis, son and 
heir of the late David of Wemis, exceeded the age of 1 5 years before 
the Feast of St. Martin last bypast ; and was not within the years of 
tutory. Perth, 28th February 1440 25 

34. Charter by Friar Andrew Meldrum, knight, preceptor of the order of 

St. John of Jerusalem within the kingdom of Scotland, with consent 
of the friars of his chapter, confirming and ratifying a charter by 
John Dauison of Kynard, by which he sells for a sum of money to 
David of Ogilby, son and heir of Sir Andrew of Ogilby of Inch- 
martyne, knight, his templar land of Grenyharde, with a piece of 
land lying on the west side of the Dene of Kynard, and so to the 
west as far as the balk of the same, and so descending by the 
shortest way from the kirk to the Flawcraig on the north side, as 
far as the king's highway on the south, and also a piece of land lying 



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in Smythis Hope, having Quhiteside on the east, Smythis Hope on 
the west, Brounside on the north, and the Grenbalk on the south, 
lying in the barony of Kynard and sheriffdom of Perth : To be held 
to the said Dauid and his heirs-male; whom failing, to Sir Andrew of 
Ogilby and the heirs-male of his body ; whom failing, to Alexander 
of Ogilby, son of the late David of Ogilby of Kynneff, and the heirs- 
male to be procreated of his body ; whom all failing, to the true and 
lawful heirs of the said Sir Andrew whomsoever, of St. John of 
Jerusalem, in fee and heritage for ever, for payment yearly to the 
lord of Torphichen of six shillings and eight pennies Scots at the 
Feast of beheading of St. John the Baptist, if asked only : Contains 
clause of warrandice. Witnesses, William Scot of Balwery, Henry 
Rate, Andrew Ramsay, squires, Sir Andrew Ramsay and Sir David 
Brice, chaplains. At Kynard, 4th September 1441. Which charter 
and sale the said Sir Andrew of Meldrum confirms in all points, and 
affixes the common seal of office at the monastery of Torphichen, 
12th July 1442. Witnesses, Sir William Gudwyne, vicar of Torfich- 
ing, Sir Michael of Benyng, vicar of the same, John Meldrum, Alex- 
ander Hathwy, and James of Foulis, clerk, 26 

35. Obligation by James of Auchlek (Aucbinleck) of that ilk, knight, to 

Andrew of Ogilwill of Inchmartyne, knight, b)' which he engages to 
give assent and furtherance that Sir Andrew should have John of 
the Wemyss' half of the lordship of Inchmartyne, and his quarter of 
Dron, in exchange for Sir Andrew's part of Wemyss, Elchyok, and 
lordship of the Glen and Eschellis, and that the said John shall not 
disinherit his sisters : Also Sir James shall give to Sir Andrew a 
letter of the Earl of Douglas and as many other letters of lords as he 
can procure to further the entailing of the sheriff of Angus' lands, 
Wat of Ogilvy's, Sir Andrew's own, and his brother's son David's. 
And if Sir James and the sheriff agree or disagree, whatever sums 
may be recovered for John of the Wemyss' marriage shall be given 
to Sir Andrew for the marriage of his son and his brother's son to 
the said John's sisters, and Sir James and Sir John Froster shall 
follow it with the advice of Sir Andrew at their goodly power. 
Perth, 7th October 1444, 27 

36. Notarial instrument of Revocation, narrating that in presence of a notary 

and witnesses, a noble woman, Christian of Glen, daughter and one 
of the heirs of the late John of Glen of Balmulto, compeared, and of 
deliberate counsel asserted that she being under age and held in sub- 
jection and custody, had consented to a certain tailzie of the lands 
belonging to her in heritable right, made by the late David of Ogilvy, 

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her husband ; but that now she was come to her liberty, she revoked 
and annulled such tailzie ; further, she asserted that formerly, in the 
time of David of Abirkerdore, her husband, she, compelled by him, 
had consented to an alienation then made of her fee and heritage of 
certain lands pertaining to her by heritable right, but now she being 
in her lawful widowhood, revoked such alienation as far as she might 
legally do it, protesting that such tailzie and alienation should do her 
and her heirs no prejudice. Done in the lodging of the vicar of Dundee, 
in presence of John, bishop of Brechin, Mr. John Wilson, (Willelmi,) 
official of Brechin, Richard of Crag, vicar of Dundee, William of 
Kamys, vicar of Glammys, John Wrycht, rector of the church of 
Kynnell, David Seres, vicar of Monymele, David Fothringham of 
Poury, James Fothringham, burgess of Dundee, Sir John Malcolmson 
and Sir James Bartholomewson, priests. 26th February 1445-6, ... 28 

37. Notarial instrument, narrating that on the 21st of April 1449, Sir Andrew 
Ogiluil of Inchemartyne, knight, presented a part of an indenture 
before William Thyne, bailie of the burgh of Dundee, sitting in judg- 
ment, and craved John Idill, notary public, to make a transumpt of 
it, the writ being an indenture between Sir Andrew of Ogiluile of Inche- 
martyne, knight, and John of Wemyss of that ilk, to the effect that Sir 
Andrew shall have in exchange John of Wemys' part of the lands of 
Inchemartyne, in fee and heritage for ever, and John of Wemys shall 
have Sir Andrew's part of the lands of the Wemysschire, with his 
part of the lands of Glen and Elchoke, with the chemys thereof, in fee 
and heritage for ever: also the said Sir Andrew and John shall appear 
in Perth, in the kirk of St. John the Baptist, on Tuesday after Mar- 
tinmas, 16th November next, before the five persons following, Henry 
Forstar, Andrew of Lundy, for the said John, William of Fentoun 
and John of Thorntoun, for Sir Andrew, with Sir James of Auchin- 
leck of that ilk, knight, as oddman ; which five persons should 
value the lands, so that either party should have his own : Item, the 
said John should bring to the tryst one of these two, Thomas of 
Wemys of Berece, and John Wemys of St. Andrews ; and Sir Andrew 
one of these two, Mr. Alexander of Guthery, or Robert of Fouller- 
tone, who should be sworn to end the cause as the other five, etc. 
If John of Wemys' lands of Inchemartyn were found better than Sir 
Andrew's lands of the Glen, etc., Sir Andrew should recompense to 
him or his heirs accordingly from the lands of Dion pertaining to 
Sir Andrew, or other of his lands ; and in case of the reverse, Sir 
Andrew shall be recompensed from the lands of Dron, pertaining to 
the said John. Item, if Alexander of Ogiluile, son and heir of the 
late David of Ogiluile, should marry one of the sisters of the said John, 



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the said Alexander being in the fee of his lands of the Wemysschire 
and of Elchoke, the said John shall recompense to the said Alexander 
in exchange for his part of the said lands, lands as profitable and of as 
much value as he gave to the said Sir Andrew for his part of the 
foresaid lands, John and Alexander submitting, in case of disagree- 
ment, to the before-named arbiters. The parties also agree to underlie 
the ordinance of the arbiters as to all maills, count and reckoning 
between them, and specially as to the ward lands which Sir Andrew 
says he allowed Wemyss to enter to before his majority, viz., of 
Strathardill and Elchoke. For observing of which both parties give 
oath and hang their seals interchangeably with the seals of Sir John 
Froster of Corstorfin and Sir James of Auchinleke, knights, procured 
by the parties. Witnesses, John of Maxvile, Andrew of Wemys, 
George of Grinlawe, Archibald Wallace, Sir Patrick Lesouris, parson 
of Newtoun, Peter of Cochrane, and Sir Thomas of Kyrcaldy, notary. 
Edinburgh, 31st August 1445. The transumpt was made in the 
tolbooth of the burgh of Dundee, in presence of George Broune, 
James Skrimgeour, Thomas of Leis, burgesses of Dundee, Thomas of 
Hay, squire, Sir John Qvrittoun, vicar of Ochtirhouse, Walter Gren- 
lawe, clerk of the community of the burgh of Dundee, and Andi*ew 
Parcar, 29 

38. Licence granted by George de Cesarinis, protonotary of the apostolic 

see of Pope Eugenius the Third, of whose penitentiary he had charge, 
granting to John Ros and Marion his spouse, of Glasgow diocese, 
power to choose a discreet priest as confessor who could give 
them absolution for their sins unless these were such as the apostolic 
see required to be consulted upon, for five years as might be fitting, 
and to commute vows of pilgrimage and abstinence, which they could 
not conveniently keep, to other works of piety, vows of St. Peter, 
St. Paul, and James the Apostle excepted. Given at Rome, at St. 
Peter's, under seal of office of the Penitentiary, 17th July 1446, ... 32 

39. Indenture made between Sir Andrew of Ogilvile of Inchemartyne, knight, 

and Alexander of Ogilvile of Kynnefe, agreeing that Sir Andrew 
shall marry and cause to be married as honourably and profitably as if 
they were his own daughters, Margaret, Christian, and Marion, sisters 
of the said Alexander, for which marriage the said Alexander has, 
with consent of his three sisters, assigned to Sir Andrew their 
portions of goods belonging to them through the death of David of 
Ogilvile, their late father, with the whole heirship of his father, if Sir 
Andrew should think it expedient, and failing thereof his marriage 
goods at the sight of Sir Andrew, his uncle, until his three sisters 



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were honourably settled by his uncle, and their tochers fully paid : if 
his heirship and marriage goods exceeded the sum of money which 
Sir Andrew should have spent on Alexander and his three sisters, 
ere the said Alexander was of twenty-five years of age, Sir Andrew 
should discharge to Alexander "ilka peny or peny wortht" of surplus 
within a year, with a similar provision for repaying Sir Andrew if 
he spent more. Alexander also became bound to govern himself by 
his uncle's counsel, and principally as to his marriage, etc. Both 
parties to keep the indenture, under the penalty of 500 merks Scots. 
Their seals are affixed : to the part remaining with the said Alex- 
ander, the seals of Sir Andrew, Alan of Kynnarde of that ilk, and 
John Scot of Fingask ; and to the part remaining with Sir Andrew, 
the seals of the said Alexander, and of the said Alan and John. 
Witnesses, Sir Andrew Eamsay, parson of Ouchtirdera, John of 
Skrillyng, Sir James of Nefe, and Sir Thomas of Cors, chaplains. 
Inchemartyne, 31st July 1449, 32 

40. Precept by John of Rothvene of that ilk, sheriff of Perth, directed to 

Thorn Wardroper and his deputes of the lower east quarter of 
Gowrie, charging them to pass to the " chemis " or manor place of 
the half of the lordship of Inchemartyne, sometime pertaining to 
John of Wemys, and give sasine to Sir Andrew of Ogilby of the said 
lands, after the tenor of an indenture made by the said John to the 
said Sir Andrew in regard to an exchange of the said lands for Sir 
Andrew's lands of Elchyoke, Wemischire, and Glen [No. 37 supra]. 
Rothvene, 15th August 1451, 34 

41. Extracts from the Sheriff-Court Books of Forfar, with decreet at the 

instance of Sir Andrew Ogilvie of Inchmartine against Walter 
Tulloch of that ilk. In the sheriff-court of Forfar, held at the 
Castlehill of Montrose, by Walter of Ogilville of Bewfurde, depute of 
Alexander of Ogilvile of Ouchterhouse, sheriff of Forfar, on the eve 
of Holy Trinity (1st May) 1452, compeared Sir Andrew of Ogilvile 
of Inchemartyne, knight, and asked the sheriff what he had done to 
a brief of convention presented to him by Sir Andrew more than 40 
days before, on Wat of Touloch of that ilk, touching his marriage 
and that of his son and heir. William Marschale, " mar " (mayor) of 
fee of the quarter of Arbroath, being called, proved that more than 
40 days previously he had summoned the said Wat to compear, who 
being called compeared not. Sir Andrew then said he was coming 
to his claim of the said marriages and for non-defence after certain 
depositions proved in writ under seals of John of Lummisden of 
Ardry, Sir Andrew Eamsay, parson of Ouchtirdera, and John of Skir- 



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ling, or the •value of the marriage, being 200 merks for his own, and 
300 for his son's, if they failed, and he asked a decree of court that 
these depositions formed reasonable proof. For " waiknes of curt " 
the decree was deferred to a court to be held at Forfar, 1st July 
next, which was duly held in the tolbooth of the burgh of Forfar, by 
John Carncorse of Balmyschener, deputy of Alexander Ogilvile of 
Ouchterhouse, sheriff of Forfar, when the action was again postponed 
to a court to be held the last of July. On that day (Monday, 31st 
July) Thomas Fentoun of Ogile, depute, held a court, when Sir 
Andrew of Ogilvile again asked decree. The court being advised, 
decerned the writs presented by Sir Andrew reasonable proof for the 
convention for non-defence and for his claim foresaid, which decree 
was pronounced by the mouth of the doomster, and command given 
to the mare (mayor) of the quarter of Arbroath to compel Tulloch to 
fulfil the convention within lawful time and as law will, 35 

42. Attestation by Andrew Lundy, sheriff of Fife, that in the tolbooth of the 
burgh of Cupar, in the sheriff-court held there, 17th October 1452, 
Sir Andrew Ogylvyl of Ynchemartyn, knight, compeared and pre- 
sented letters of procuratory made by Marjory Ogylvyl, his spouse, 
daughter of the late Sir John Glen, knight, lord of that ilk, and prin- 
cipal and eldest heir to him and to his spouse, Dame Margaret of 
Erskyn of Ynchemartin, constituting Andrew of Ogilwile of Ynche- 
martyn, her procurator, to appear for her on 17th October in the 
sheriff- court of Fife, or other courts necessary, and protest, as was 
done before by the late Sir John of Glen and Dame Margaret, his 
wife, and by Sir John of Wemys and Dame Isabella, his wife, in the 
sheriff-court of Fife before Sir George of Leysle, then sheriff of Fife, 
and in like manner by the said Dame Margaret in the sheriff-court of 
Perth, before Walter Stewart, then sheriff of Perth, after the death of 
Sir John Glen, her spouse, in her pure widowhood, respecting all aliena- 
tions of fee and heritage that pertained to the late Dame Isabella of 
Ynchemartyn, wife to Sir Alan of Erskyn, made by the said Sir Alan 
or Dame Isabell in her marriage, or by any of her successors, unlaw- 
fully or contrary to the law of Scotland, and principally of the lands 
of Wemys-Tarwett, in the sheriffdom of Fife, Carrik and Glener- 
ochquhi in the lordship of Kylbrochqwy, in the regality of Athole 
and sheriffdom of Perth ; and that no such alienations or detentions 
of lands from her turn to her prejudice. Which letters were dated 
at Ynchemartin 10th September 1452, and being read in court, the 
procurator foresaid made protestation accordingly, in the presence 
of John Kynlouche of Cruwe, Dauy Hay of the Nauchtan, John 
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that ilk, John Wemys of Kylniany, William Strath enry of that ilk, 
Dauy Balfour of Caraldstane, Alyschender Lothroisk of that ilk, 
Archibald Meldrum of Cleysche, Alyschender Thayu of that ilk, John 
Lummysdene, younger, and George Eamsay, apparent heir to the 
laird of Clatte. Thomas of Kyninmonde, the sheriff's depute, affixed 
his seal, in absence of the sheriff, on the 1 7th, while the sheriff affixed 
his seal on the 23d October 1453, 37 

43. Transumpt made in the chapel of Inchmartin, 8th July 1455, at the 

instance of Sir Andrew of Ogilvill of Inchmartyne, knight, of the 
following two letters : — (1) Precept by James, King of Scots, to 
James of Auchlek of that ilk, knight, Henry Forester, Andrew of 
Lundy, William of Fentoun, John of Thorn toun, narrating that though 
the king had summoned them to compear at Perth on a certain day, 
to have ended the exchange of certain lands between Andrew of 
Ogilby of Inchmartyne, knight, and John of Wemys of Methkill, 
they bad disobeyed, wherefore the king charges them to compear on 
the last of October to end the submission made to them, under pain 
of recognition of their lands and arresting of their goods. Falkland, 
9th November [1447]. Upon which precept execution duly fol- 
lowed. (2) Letters of denunciation by James, bishop of St. Andrews, 
directed to rectors of churches, etc., narrating that though Henry 
Forstar of Nudry, Andrew of Lundy, William of Fentoun, and John 
of Thorntoun, arbiters mutually chosen in the cause of excambion 
between Sir Andrew of Ogilvill of Inchmartyne, knight, and John of 
Wemys, had been warned by the bishop's letters patent to compear 
and end the said cause, under pain of excommunication, yet they 
had not obeyed his commands, and so had damnably fallen under sen- 
tence of excommunication ; the bishop therefore excommunicates 
them, and charges the rectors, etc., to denounce them as excommuni- 
cated in their churches on all Lord's days, festival days, during the 
solemnities of the mass, etc. Given under the bishop's round seal 
at St. Andrews, 12th November 1447. Execution followed, dated at 
Perth, 20th November. Witnesses to the transumpt, John Ketht of 
Troupe, Sir Andrew Chepman and John Merciale, chaplains, William 
Cochrane of Cleggarne, Andrew Erth, William Scot, Eobert Noroway, 
squires, John Hude, priest of St. Andrews diocese, notary, 39 

44. Letters by Alexander of Ogilwile of Duntrone, discharging Sir Andrew 

of Ogilwill of Inchmertyne, knight, of £80 Scots, in which sum Sir 
Andrew was bound to the granter for his sister Christian's part of 
their father's goods, and also for Alexander's heirship given in fur- 
therance of his sister's marriage [cf. No. 39 supra]. Dundee, 21st 
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45. Charter by Andrew, Lord le Gray, with consent of his son and heir, and 

with consent of Andrew Gray, his son's son and heir, knights, 
granting, for a sum of money, to his well-beloved cousin, David of 
Ogilvy, son and heir-apparent of Sir Andrew of Ogilvy of Inchmar- 
tyne, knight, four oxgangs of land of Inchmartyne that are now in 
the hands of John Gall, farmer thereof, in the barony of Langforgound 
and sheriffdom of Perth : To be held to the said David, his heirs and 
assignees, of the granters and their heirs, in fee and heritage for ever, 
for payment yearly of a penny Scots at Whitsunday on the said 
lands, in name of blench farm, if asked only. Contains a clause of 
warrandice, and is sealed at Rossy in Govry, 1st May 1461, 42 

46. Letters of Reversion, by which John of Vemys of that ilk, knight, binds 

himself to Sir Andrew of Ogilby of Inchmartyne, knight, and to his 
loved cousin, David Ogilby, son and apparent heir to Sir Andrew, 
that whenever Sir Andrew or David, their heirs or assignees, at once 
on one day in the parish kirk of Perth, on the high altar, paid to the 
granter, or his heirs or assignees, the sum of five score marks Scots, he 
and his heirs and assignees should resign six marks worth of land in 
the Westertown of Inchmartyn, which he holds of the said David with 
consent of Sir Andrew. Providing also that if the said John fraud- 
fully absented himself from receipt of the said money, it" might be 
put in the common purse of Perth for his use, and the parties paying 
discharged. Dated at Perth 12th May 1461, 43 

47. Notarial Transumpt made at the instance of Sir Andrew of Ogilby of 

Inchmartyne, knight, of a letter of obligation, or bond of manrent, 
made by Vat of Tulche, son and heir of the late Vat of Tulche of that 
ilk, by which he becomes man to " ane honorabill man, and my derast 
maister," Sir Andrew of Ogilby of Inchmartyn, knight, and failing 
him to Dauy of Ogilby, his son, against all deadly persons, excepting 
his allegiance to the king ; further, since Sir Andrew had discharged 
the granter of certain conditions made by his father, and specially of 
the selling of his right of the lands of the Quiltis, the said Wat 
discharges Sir Andrew of all conditions he had made to Wat his 
father ; and since his said master had paid for his father for the 
maills of the Portartoun certain sums, as contained in the quitclaims 
of Gilbert Menzies, and had spent his goods in defence of the said Vat's 
heritage, and given him his living for thirteen years, the latter obliges 
himself to marry " in ony greabill place" by the advice of his said 
master, and neither to sell nor wadset any of the fee and heritage 
to which he was born without his counsel, asked and obtained, and 
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or heritage, for the charges Sir Andrew had been at for his father 
and him. Perth, 16th April 1461. Sealed with the granter's seal 
and the seal of Patrick the Bruse. Witnesses, the vicar of Kynspyndy, 
John Scot of Fyngask, and John his son, Sir John Symsoun, Eobert 
Noroway, Sir John Hude, and Sir James Flemyng, notaries public. 
The transunrpt is made at the kirk of Kynspyndy, 28th June 1461, 
in presence of the same witnesses, 44 

48. Obligation by which John of Vemys of that ilk, knight, binds himself, 

his heirs and assignees, to David of Ogilby of Inchmartyne, his heirs 
and assignees, in reference to their exchange of lands, that if David 
Boswell's part of the lands of the Drone should be lawfully recovered 
from the said John, yet the whole exchange of lands should not 
break, but the granter should have regress to Boswell's lands of 
Balmuto within three months, with recompence at the sight of 
friends for whichever lands were of better value : also for the 
" chemys " of Balmuto, giving therefor the value for which it was 
apprised to David Boswell. Perth, 26th March 1462, 45 

49. Licence by King James the Third granting to William Scot of Balwery 

and his heirs special permission to construct a castle or fortalice in 
his lands of Balwery, in the sheriffdom of Fife, to fortify it with 
walls and ditches, strengthen it with iron gates, and provide it in the 
upper part with engines of defence, and with all things necessary 
for the completion of the castle : also giving power to apipoint con- 
stables, etc. Edinburgh, 23d February 1463-4, 46 

50. Betour of Inquest made before Alexander Creichtoun, sheriff-depute of 

Edinburgh, 23d April 1471, by John Sandelandis of Caldore, knight, 
John Forestar, William Hog of Keith, Alexander Malvyne, Andrew 
Wardlaw of Berntoun, Alexander Naper of Wrichtishous, Peter 
Dalzel of Carlowry, William Mowbray of Cambo, John Stewart of 
Lany, John Malvyne, James of Johnnestoun, Edward Sinclere, Robert 
Dowglas of Halderstoun, Andrew Merchamistoun, Alexander Frog, 
John Lowranstoun of that ilk, and John of Abirnethy, who found 
that the late Thomas Melville of that ilk, father of Agnes Melville, 
died last vest and seised as of fee in the lands of the barony of 
Melville, in the sheriffdom of Fife, and that Agnes was his nearest 
heir, and of lawful age; that the lands were worth 100 merks Scots, 
and were held in chief of the king by ward and relief, and a common 
suit in the courts of the sheriffdom ; being now in the hands of the 
king by reason of ward, by the death of the said late Thomas, who 
had died thirteen years before. Edinburgh, 23d April 1 471, 46 



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51. Charter by Henry, abbot of the monastery of Dunfermlyne, and convent 

thereof, granting, with consent of his chapter, to William Melville of 
Rath, for homage and service done and to be done to the abbot and 
monastery, their lands of Rath, in the regality of Dunfermlyne, and 
sheriffdom of Fife, which belonged to the said William heritably, and 
which he had resigned in the chapterhouse : To be held to the said 
William and his heirs of the abbot, monastery, and successors, in fee 
and heritage for ever, for the yearly sum of £5 usual money of Scot- 
land, to be paid at Whitsunday and Martinmas, with ward and relief; 
and doing therefor forinsec service, with three suits of court at three 
head courts at Dunfermlyne, and other services due and wont ; 
under condition that neither William nor his heirs should knowingly 
receive to their mill any tenant of the proper lands of St. Margaret, 
nor build any mill for grinding corn, except on the lands of Pitcon- 
mark, on pain of recognition of the mill from the said William and 
his heirs. Dated at the monastery of Dunfermlyne 26th May 1474, 47 

52. Notarial Instrument of Ratification, narrating that in presence of William, 

[bishop] elect of Ross, commissary-general of William, archbishop of 
St. Andrews, and official of that diocese, within the parts of Lothian, 
with the notary and witnesses, Elizabeth Sibbald personally com- 
peared, who, freely and spontaneously, gave her great oath on the 
gospels that in her consent to the resignation of the lands of the 
barony of Balgony, in the sheriffdom of Fife, in the hands of the 
king, James the Third, lord superior of the said barony, to be made 
in favour of Andrew Lundy, her son, no violence had intervened, nor 
was she in any way compelled by force or fear, but that her consent 
to the resignation proceeded solely from the favour and love she bore 
to her son, and she still desired the same to be observed according 
to the tenor of her procuratory thereupon made ; nor did she wish to 
attempt anything contrary thereto ; whereupon Alexander Cowttis 
craved instruments. Done in the dwelling-house of the said reverend 
father, in the town of Edinburgh, 5th March 1482-3. Witnesses, 
Alexander Inglis, archdeacon of St. Andrews, Thomas Mowtray of 
Markinche, George Kirkcaldy of Grange, and others, 49 

53. Notarial Instrument of Resignation narrating that in presence of the 

notary and witnesses, William Melville of Raith resigned his frank- 
tenement of his lands of Raith, Pitconmerc, Turbane, Pytscotty, 
Dwray, and Fedinch, and his franktenement of all his annual rents 
from the lands of Strathenry, and burghs of Dysert and Kirkcaldy, 
to John Melville, his eldest son and apparent heir, by delivery of a 
straw, in token of real and corporal possession of the said lands; and 
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lie also constituted the said John Melville his assignee to his leases 
of the lands of Easter Balbertane and mill thereof, of the lands of 
Powgulde and Dundownalde, with all right the granter had to the 
same, for all the days of his life. The said William then, upon oath, 
declared that he had granted no charters of any of the above-men- 
tioned lands to any person, save to his said eldest son, and he further 
engaged to support the said John Melville in all his actions and 
causes, whereupon the said John Melville craved instruments. Done 
in the parish church of Kirkcaldy, 20th May 1491. Witnesses, 
David Boiswel of Glasmont, David Mailuile of Toulch, James Mailuile, 
and Alexander Mailuile, burgesses of Kirkcaldy, George Boiswell of 
Cragside, David Berkclay of Toulch, Thomas Kyngorne, burgess, and 
others, 50 

54. Contract or Indenture of Marriage between William Melville of the 
Baith, Effem of Lundy, his spouse, and William Melville, their son, 
on the one part, and John Gowrlay, elder of Lamlethin, on the other 
part, to the effect that John Gourlay, son to the said John Gourlay, 
elder, should marry Elspat Melville, daughter of the said William 
Melville of the Baitht, as soon as the law of holy kirk allowed ; and 
that therefore the said William Melville, Effem, and William, their 
son, their heirs, executors, and assignees, should pay to the said John 
Gowrlay, elder, the sum of 200 merks Scots, 40 merks at the com- 
pleting of the marriage, and 1 8 merks yearly thereafter till paid. In 
security of this sum a letter of assedation and lease of the lands of 
Fedynch was to be given to the said John Gowrlay and Elspat his 
spouse, for thirteen years, at a rental of 36 merks yearly : 18 merks 
to be yearly deducted therefrom till the whole 200 merks were paid. 
It is provided that the said Elspat should be honourably sustained in 
meat and clothes till they had ingathered the first crop from Fedynch, 
security to be found for payment of the rent. On the other hand, 
John Gowrlay, elder, was bound to infeft John Gowrlay, younger, 
Elspet, his spouse, and their heirs, in the lands of Cargowre, in fee 
and heritage. Should any cause of divorce be found afterward by 
consanguinity or affinity, the said John Gowrlay, younger, shall pay 
the expenses of a dispensation within year and day under the pain 
of 200 merks, to be paid to the said Elspet, her heirs or assignees. 
Both parties are sworn to observe the indenture ; to the part 
remaining with John Gowrlay, elder, the said William Melville of 
the Raith has affixed his seal, and because Effem had no seal of her 
own she procured the seal of James Malwin, burgess of Kirkcaldy, 
while, John Gowrlay affixed his seal to the part remaining with the 
said William and Effem. Witnesses, John Olefant of Kyelle, David 



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Berclay of Thowch, Mr. Alexander Malvin, and others. Kyrkcaldy, 

2 8 tli February 1497-8, 51 

55. Betour of Inquest made before David Cowper, bailie of the regality of 

Dunfermline, specially constituted under commission from James, arch- 
bishop of St. Andrews, and commendator of Dunfermline, etc., by James 
Orrok, David Orrok of Sillebabee, Thomas Boiswell in Pitlochquhy, 
John Aytoun,Thomas Boiswell in Fynmonth, Henry Boith well, Thomas 
Boiswell in Stentoun, John Walwod in Touch, and others ; who 
found that the late John Melville of Baith, father of John Melville, 
died last vest and seised in the lands of Baith, Pitconmark, and 
Torbane, in the regality of Dunfermline and sheriffdom of Fife ; that 
the said John is nearest heir to his late father, and is of lawful age ; 
that the lands are now worth £100, in time of peace were valued at 
£5, and are held in chief of the said archbishop for service of ward 
and relief and rendering an annual rent of £5 to the commendator 
and convent and their successors ; being in their hands as superiors 
by the death of the said late John by reason of ward and unrecovered 
sasine during the space of nine years or thereby. Taken in the burgh 
of Dunfermline, 29th October 1502, 53 

56. Precept by John Wemys of that ilk, knight, directing William Mail- 

wyn, Bobert Mailwyn, Thomas Mailwyn, and William Schewes, to 
give sasine to John Melville of Baith, the granter's son-in-law, and 
Margaret [Wemys] his spouse, and to the longer liver of them, in con- 
junct fee, of the 12 merks of land of Methill, in the regality of St. 
Andrews and sheriffdom of Fife, in special warrandice of the lands 
of Wester Baith, in the barony of Lochoreshire and sheriffdom of Fife, 
alienated by Sir John heritably, as is fully contained in his charter 
made to the said John Melville and Margaret Wemyss thereupon. 
Dated at Edinburgh 28th July 1503. Witnesses, G-awin Wemys, 
Bobert Mailwyn, and others, 54 

57. Notarial Instrument, narrating that in presence of the notary and wit- 

nesses, Euphame Lundy, relict of the late William Melville of Baith, 
compeared, and discharged Sir John Melville, knight, of Baith, of 
her third of the lands of Baith, the sum of 20 merks Scots, to be 
yearly uplifted from the said lands : and further she leased the 
lands of Fedeinche to the foresaid John and his heirs, for five 
years from the Whitsunday after the expiry of John Gourlaw's 
terms of the same, Sir John and his heirs paying the customary 
dues. In consideration of which quitclaim and lease the said Sir 
John is obliged to cause Jonet Bonar [his mother] discharge the 
said Euphemia, and David Melville and Andrew Melville, sons of the 



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said Euphemia, of all goods taken by them from the house of Raith 
and lands of Glenestoun, when they held the said house of Eaith. 
Witnesses, Thomas Mailvil, Robert Mailvil, and others, Robert 
Young, M.A., notary. 20th April 1506 55 

58. Precept by King James the Fourth to his bailies of the burgh of Disart, 

superiors of the annual rent underwritten, narrating that because 
by inquest made at the king's command by his sheriff of Fife, and 
retoured to chancery, it was found that the late William Melville of 
Raith, grandfather of John Melville of Raith, knight, died seised in 
an annual rent of 22s. Scots, furth of the tenements and lands of the 
late Alexander Mailuile and the heirs of the late James Swan, in the 
Kirkgate in the burgh of Disart, and that Sir John was lawful heir 
of his late grandfather, etc., the king therefore charged his bailies to 
give sasine of the same to the said John, when he had done what he 
was bound by law to do for the said annual rent. Edinburgh, 6th 
August [1507], 56 

59. Obligation by William Scott of Balwearie, knight, binding himself that 

forasmuch as John Melville of the Raith, knight, was bound to him for 
200 merks Scots, nevertheless, if the granter failed in his part of 
keeping of favour and kindness to the said John, he wills that the 
foresaid obligation of 200 merks be discharged and annulled for ever. 
Edinburgh, 6th February 1509. Witnesses, David Wemyss of that 
ilk, knight, John Multra of Merkincht, William Brown of Kowstown, 
John Multra, Alexander Scot of Fingask, John Boner of Rossy, 
William Kyrcaldy of the Grange, 56 

60. Charter by John Melville of Raith, knight, granting and selling to 

George Erthe, burgess of the burgh of Cupar, and Jonet, his spouse, 
the fourth part of the lands of Petscotty Estir, which John Braid in- 
habited, in the sheriffdom of Fife, for a certain sum of money in gold 
and silver paid to him in his known necessity by the foresaid George 
and Jonet : also the eighth part of the lands of Turbane, in security 
of the foresaid lands : To be held to the said George and Jonet, and 
the longer liver of them, in conjunct fee, and the heirs of their bodies, 
whom failing, the heirs of the said George whomsoever, of the 
granter and his heirs, in fee, for paying for the fourth part of the 
lands of Petscotty one penny Scots in name of blench farm, and the 
same for the warrandice lands in case aforesaid. Contains a clause 
of warrandice from ward, etc. Subscribed and sealed at the burgh 
of Cupar, 16th June 1512. Witnesses, Thomas Butler of Rumgally, 
and others, 57 



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61. Precept of dare constat by John, Lord Glamis, lord superior of the west 

part of Balgally, in the sheriffdom of Perth, narrating that it is well 
known to him that the late James Ogiluy of Inchmartein, father of 
Patrick Ogiluy, died at the faith and peace of our lord the king and 
with the late king, in the lands of Northumberland, under his 
standard, in defence of his royal person, being last vest as of fee in 
the lands of the west part of Balgally, in the barony of Inchsture 
and sheriffdom of Perth, viz., of the west half of the said lands, and 
that Patrick is the nearest heir of James, his father, and of lawful 
age. Wherefore the granter charges his bailies in that part to give 
possession of the said west half of the lands of Balgally to the said 
Patrick, and to affix their seal in sign of the execution of their office. 
Glamis, 7th November 1513, 59 

62. Acquittance by Andrew Melville, indweller in Leith, and father's brother 

to John Melville of the Baith, knight, acknowledging receipt of the 
sum of £40 Scots, in a sentence-arbitral between the said Sir John 
and Andrew, for payment of 10 merks yearly by the space of 22 
years. At Edinburgh, 22d March 1515-16. Witnesses, William 
Forbes of Beress, knight, and others, 60 

63. Discharge by William Scot of Baluery, knight, releasing the arrest put 

at his instance upon the corns of John Melville of the Baith, knight, 
upon which he had letters for distraining Sir John's lands and goods 
because Sir John had bound himself for the sum in the official of 
Lothian's books to the said William. At Edinburgh, 6th March 

1516-17, 60 

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64. Bond of Manrent by Bobert Orrock, son of James Orrock of that ilk, by 

which he binds himself to be true man and servant for all the days 
of his life to John Melville of the Baith, knight, against all others, 
except the king's grace, the governor, the archbishop of St. Andrews 
then living, the abbot and convent of Dunfermline, and their succes- 
sors ; and, with his person, friends, and servants, to take his part, 
give him counsel to his weal and honour, etc. At the Baith, 2d 
January 1519-20, 61 

65. Bond of Manrent by Alexander Orrock of Sillybalbie, by which he binds 

himself to John Melville of the Baith, knight, to take his part in all 
his actions and quarrels, keep his counsel secret, etc., and take part 
with him against all others, except the king's grace, the lord governor, 
the abbot of Dunfermline, and laird of Balmuto ; and especially to 
take his part against the laird of Balwerie, and his bairns. 9th July 
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66. Bond of Manrent by David Boiswell of Glasmont, to "my weilbelouit 

erne," John Melville of the Kaith, knight, whereby for kindness and 
old kindred between their ancestors, in times bygone, he binds him- 
self to take Sir John's part in all his actions and quarrels, against all 
men living, the king's grace, the lord governor, and his overlord 
excepted. At Balmuto, 30th August 1522. Mr. David Melville, 
William Hay, and Alexander Orok of Syllebawbee, witnesses, 62 

67. Charge by King James the Fifth, narrating that it was shown to the 

king by James, Earl of Morton, that although John Multrar of Sey- 
feld had been denounced rebel and put to the horn as fugitive for 
the slaughter of the late Richard Moffat, committed within the earl's 
regality of Dalkeith, by which all the said John's moveable goods 
should belong to the earl, yet the said John still intromitted there- 
with ; wherefore the king charges his messengers to pass with the 
earl's officers of his regality, and poind for the escheat of the said 
John's goods, and to take no deforcement, unless landed men or men 
of substance should become responsible. Edinburgh, 6th Novem- 
ber 1526. The execution is indorsed to the effect that on 19th 
December James Bisset, messenger, and William Blakwocl, officer to 
James, Earl of Morton, passed to the lands of Seyfeld, in the regality 
of Dalkeith, and poinded two oxen belonging to John Multrar of 
Seyfeld ; and when the messenger was delivering the oxen to the 
earl's officer, " the said Johne Multrar and his complicis rais and 
maisterfullie reft and tuke fra me the saidis oxin," and deforced him, 
in sign whereof the messenger broke his wand and took witnesses,... 62 

68. Notarial Instrument of Appeal, narrating that in presence of the notary 

and witnesses there compeared John Melville of Eaith, knight, John 
Ogilbe of Innerquharate, William Bonar of Rosse, James Forsycht of 
Nyde, James Kyrcaldy of Grange, Alexander Oroke of Celebawbe, 
and Walter Ogilbe, holding in their hands a certain schedule of 
paper, containing in it the form of an appeal, which they delivered 
to the notary to be read and copied, as follows : — Appeal by the 
parties named, their accomplices, friends and familiars, who thought 
themselves aggrieved and oppressed by James Symson, official prin- 
cipal of St. Andrews, because, as had come to their knowledge within 
three days, he had fulminated against them certain pretended letters, 
inhibitorial or monitorial, containing ecclesiastical censures of excom- 
munication on the part of John Multrar of Sefeild, they not being 
summoned, confessed, or warned, or convicted of any fault or con- 
tempt ; secondly, although they had been present with the officers of 
James, Earl of Morton, at the apprising of the goods and grain of the 



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said John Multrar, for payment of £60 Scots, lawfully adjudged to 
the said James Kyrcaldy, they were guilty of no contempt, since 
every competent judge could put his sentence to execution, and com- 
bine others with him in ministration of justice, besides which they 
had the king's command to be present, yet the said reverend lord 
official had fulminated his letters of excommunication against them ; 
thirdly, if it were alleged that, at the time of the apprising, Sir Andrew 
Prat, chaplain of the said John Multrar, had presented to them the 
official's letters, such allegation was false, for Sir Andrew had 
expressly denied he had any letters from his reverence or his office, 
but asserted he was charged by the said John Multrar to tell them 
they were excommunicated, and such letters or process were totally 
unknown to the appellants, who therefore appeal against his process 
and ecclesiastical censures of excommunication to Pope Clement the 
Seventh, and to the most holy apostolic see, and most earnestly 
crave " apostolos " [letters dimissory to certify their appeal]. Done 
in the notary's chamber, in the burgh of Kyrcaldy, 20th February 
1526-7. Witnesses, George Balcanquell, Sir William Challand, 
chaplain, and others. An indorsation bears that, on the 15 th March, 
Spens, procurator for John Melville of Eaith, knight, and other 
appellants, intimated the appeal to the lord official, and received 
letters dimissory, 64 

69. Precept by King James the Fifth to Archibald Douglas, Keeper of the 

Privy Seal, to the effect that the king, of his special grace, had remitted 
to John Melville of Raith, knight, James Kirkcaldy of Grange, James 
Forsyth of Nydy, Thomas Melville, James Melville, William Melville, 
William Wemys, David Wemys of that ilk, and James Bruce, all 
rancour of heart, and all action for treasonably coming against the 
king and his authority in battle array at the burgh of Linlithgow, 
the king being there present, his banner displayed for the time, etc. 
The king therefore commands the keeper to present a precept under 
the privy seal to Archibald, Earl of Angus, Lord Douglas, his chancellor, 
for letters of remission under the great seal. Given under the signet 
at Edinburgh, 14th August [1527], 66 

70. Remission by King James the Fifth under the privy seal, to Sir James 

Melville, William Melville, James Bruce, Robert Orrok, James 
Melville, William Wemys, Robert Mow, and Sir William Challand, 
for intercommuning with and assisting Archibald Douglas, sometime 
Earl of Angus, the remission to endure for nineteen years. Jedburgh, 
21st June [1529], 67 

7 1 . Remission by King James the Fifth to John Melville of Raith, knight, 

and James Kirkcaldy of the Grange, for treasonable assistance given 



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by them to Archibald, sometime Earl of Angus, his brother, and uncle, 
etc. Given under the privy seal at Edinburgh, 26th July 1529, 68 

72. Discharge by Walter Melville, son to the late David Melville, burgess of 

Edinburgh, of satisfaction and contentment from his uncle, John 
Melville of Eaith, knight, for bairns' part of goods and house maill 
taken up by the said John Melville during Walter's minority. 
Edinburgh, 3d December circa 1530, 68 

73. Submission made in presence of King James the Fifth, by John Melville 

of Eaith, knight, and John Moutrare of Merkinche, by which they 
bound themselves to abide at the decreet of the lords of Session, or 
any six or four of them, as to the satisfaction to be made for the 
slaughter of John Wallanche of Pittedy, Andrew Traill, Alexander 
Wemys, and William Wood, by the said John Melville of Eaith, and 
his complices, and touching all other debates and harm done to the 
said John Mowtrar by the said John Melville, the latter is content 
that the king decide as he shall please. Subscribed in presence of 
the king, John Lord Lindsay of the Biris, William Lindsay of Piots- 
toun, and Henry Kemp of Thomastoun, at Cupar in Fife, 15 th 



January 1533. A note at the end gives a list of those for whomth 



e 



laird of Eaith and John Multrare of Seyfeild respectively acted, 69 

74. Case submitted to the lords of Session for Sir John Melville of Eaith, 

knight, James Kyrkaldy of Grange, and their friends, in the action 
between them and John Moultray of Markinch, David Wallinche, and 
others. It is complained — 1st. That the laird of Seyfield wadset 
or mortgaged his land for 600 merks, and offered the same to the 
late Andrew, archbishop of St. Andrews, to take the lease of the 
Abthane over Sir John's head, etc. 2d. That he wadset part of his 
lands of Tyre to Lady Sinclair, by which he caused loss to the said 
James Kirkaldy. 3d. That he spoiled the corns and .broke the doors 
of Patrick Kirkaldy, the said James' brother, in a dispute regarding 
certain lands near Kinghorn. 4th. That on Ash Weddnesday, two 
years before the slaughter, the laird of Seyfield rose from hearing 
mass in the kirk of Kinghorn, and stopped Sir John at the kirk stile 
with drawn sword, etc. 5th. That the young laird of Seyfield 
attacked Sir John Melville when going to mass at Kinghorn, after 
returning from the borders with the king, the lairds of Wemyss and 
Balgony being in company. 6th, 7th, 8th. Similar complaints of 
other assaults. No date, circa January 1533-4, 70 

75. Answers for Sir John Melville of Eaith, on points of dittay, of which 

John Moultray of Markinch and others were accused in the justice- 



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eyre of the regality of Dunfermline, narrating at greater length the 
two attacks on Sir John when at mass at Kinghorn, and the attack 
in the town of Kirkcaldy in which the laird of Pitfcadie was slain 
and Sir John wounded, with other complaints. Circa January 1533-4, 73 

76. Precept of Remission by King James the Fifth to Jobn Melville of the 

Raith, knight, his " louit familiar seruitour," who had been decerned 
by the lords of Council to have wilfully erred because he retoured 
that the lands of Lundy and others, belonging to Walter Lundy of 
that ilk, were holden of the king by service of ward and relief, with- 
out seeing a sufficient charter thereon ; the king understanding that 
at the time of serving the brieves the said John was of imperfect age, 
and had since waited upon the king's service, as he still did, remits to 
him the escheat of his goods for the said cause, discharges him from 
remaining in ward, and rehabilitates him in all points. Linlithgow, 
7th January 1539-40, 77 

77. Extract from the rental of Monimaill in 1540, showing that the " Smythe- 

land " was let to Jonet Thomson and her assignees for nineteen years, 
beginning 5th January 1540, under the common seal, by Cardinal 
Beaton, for 13s. 4d. yearly. The brewhouse, with the brewlands, to 
Sir Alexander Duncan, curate of Monymele, for nineteen years, 
beginning 5th January 1540, for 20s. and 6 poultry, also by the 
cardinal. The mill of Monymele, for 31i. 6s. 8d., 12 capons and 6 
poultry, half of it let to David Dury and James Dury, his son, for 
nineteen years, etc. Chapel of St. Leonard, yearly, 13s. 4d. and 6 
poultry, in the hands of Robert Dury of that ilk. The total money 
rent of the lordship, with augmentation of the feufarm of Pitcunte 
and Murefield, £76, 8s. 8d. With the rents also of Cragfudy, 
Kembak, and Kynnard, 78 

78. Lease by David Beaton, cardinal of the holy Roman Church, archbishop 

of St. Andrews, etc., with consent of the chapter, letting to David 
Bontaneroun (Bonthron) and his assignees the eighth part of the 
town and lands of Letham, in the lordship of Monymele, regality of 
St. Andrews and sheriffdom of Fife, for nineteen years next after 
the date, which is the term of entry, for £4 Scots, 4 bolls of meal, 
6 capons, and a dozen poultry yearly. Church of St. Andrews, 5th 
January 1540, 79 

79. Lease by Cardinal David Beaton, archbishop of St. Andrews, etc., with 

consent of his chapter, in consideration of benefits conferred on him 
by an honourable man, Mr. Henry Balnavis, and for augmentation 
of his rental by 2 merks 4s. 8d. Scots yearly, letting to the said 
Henry and Christian Schevis, his spouse, etc., the lands of Petcunte 
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and Murefeild, in the lordship of Monymale, regality of St. Andrews 
and sheriffdom of Fife, free from payment of teinds to the parish 
church of Monimail : which lands of Petcunte were valued in the 
ancient rental, with teinds included, at 28 merks, and Alexander, 
archbishop of St. Andrews, had let them along with the sheep, cows, 
and oxen thereon, for a certain time, to Eobert Arnot of Wodmyll, 
for 40 merks, and then they had been let by Andrew, archbishop of 
St. Andrews, for 28 merks, and had been so let since, though the sum 
of 40 merks was contained in the new rental, allowance for the said 
sum being made yearly to the chamberlains, etc. The lands of Mure- 
field were valued at 37s. 4d. and a dozen poultry. Further, incor- 
porating the foresaid lands of Petcunte and Murefield in one free 
tenandry, to be called the tenandry of Petcunte : To be held to the 
grantees and the survivor, in conjunct fee, and the heirs of their bodies, 
whom failing, the nearest heirs or assignees of the said Henry, of the 
granter and his successors, archbishops of St. Andrews, in feu farm, 
heritage, and free tenandry ; paying for Petcunte 30 merks yearly, 
and for Murefield 42s. and a dozen poultry; with a duplicand at the 
entry of each heir ; and three suits of court at the three head pleas 
to be held yearly at St. Andrews, in name of feufarm only. With a 
clause of warrandice. St. Andrews, 7th March 1540-1, 81 

80. Letters of Beversion by Archibald Betoun of Capildra, lawful heir to the 

late James Betoun, archbishop of St. Andrews, in favour of John 
Melville of Baith, knight, his heirs and assignees, to the effect that 
though the said John Melville had sold to the late archbishop the 
sunny half of his lands of Turbane, in the sheriffdom of Fife, and 
regality of Dunfermline, for 600 merks Scots, to be held of the abbot 
and convent of Dunfermline ; and the archbishop had given a letter 
of reversion for that sum on condition that the redemption was made 
within eight years ; nevertheless the said Archibald binds himself 
that whenever the said John Melville, his heirs or assignees, should 
pay to him or his heirs, in the city of St. Andrews, in St. Salvador's 
kirk, the said sum, he would thereupon resign all his right to the said 
lands. Linlithgow, 26 th July 1545. Witnesses, Alexander Wemyss 
of Lathokker, Mr. Andrew Betoun, parson of Esse, and Michael 
Balfour, 84 

81. Licence by Mary, Queen of Scots, with consent of her mother, and James, 

Earl of Arran, Lord Hamilton, governor, to John Melville of Eaith, 
knight, to write to England as to the liberation of James, Lord 
Fleming, from that country, to be exchanged for another gentleman 
forth of France that was in the castle of St. Andrews, Melville to 



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incur no danger. Said to be subscribed by the queen's mother and 
governor, but signed only by the latter. Edinburgh, 1st June 1548, 86 

82. Extract from the Justiciary Court Books, narrating the proceedings of a 

court of justiciary held in the tolbooth of the burgh of Edinburgh on 
13th December 1548, before Andrew Kar of Dolphintoun, provost 
of Edinburgh, and Patrick Barroun of Spittailfeild, justiciars-depute 
of Archibald, Earl of Argyll, justice-general of the whole kingdom, 
and an assize consisting of Robert, Master of Sempill, Gilbert, Earl 
of Cassillis, Andrew Lundy of Balgony, John, Lord Borthwick, and 
others, before whom John Melville of Raith, knight, compeared in 
judgment, and was convicted of treason, in receiving letters from 
John Melville, his natural son, and sending a treasonable letter in 
return in the year 1547, informing his son of the secret affairs of 
Scotland, etc. For which he was condemned to death, and his goods 
escheated. 13th December 1548, 86 

83. Copy of the letter referred to in the previous writ (No. 82 supra), sent 

by Sir John Melville of Raith to his natural son, John Melville, 
stating, inter alia, that the Earl of Argyll was making himself strong, 
and coming to Dundee to besiege Broughty Castle, and that his son 
might get information useful to the Protector [Somerset] in Lothian, 

etc. Raith, 10th January 1547-8, 89 

A note at the end states that on 13th December 1548, John 
Melville of Raith confessed in judgment that the letter was written 
by his own hand and sent by him to his natural son, 89 

84. Charter by David Hamilton, third son of James, Earl of Arran, governor 

of Scotland, narrating that Queen Mary, with consent of his father, 
had presented Katherine Melville, daughter of the late John Melville 
of Raith, knight, to the mill called Schawismylne, which formerly 
pertained to her heritably, held in chief of the said John Melville, 
and now in the queen's hands by reason of the forfeiture of the said 
John Melville; and that the queen had also presented the said David 
as tenant to George, commendator of Dunfermline, superior of the 
whole lands of Raith, of which Schawismilne was a part, commanding 
the said David at the same time to receive the said Katharine as 
heritable tenant of the said mill, wherefore he, with consent of his 
father, grants the said mill to her : To be held to her and her heirs 
of the granter and his hens in fee and heritage for ever, for payment 
of a penny Scots at the said mill at Whitsunday. Edinburgh, 1st 
July 1549. Witnesses, John, archbishop of St. Andrews, Robert 
Carnagy of Kynnaird, Alexander Guthry, and Matthew Hammiltoun 
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85. Notarial Instrument of Appeal, narrating that, in presence of the notary 

and witnesses, there compeared an honourable woman, Elen Naper, 
widow, relict of the late John Melville of Eaith, knight, and pre- 
sented her schedule of appeal to the notary as follows : — Appeal by 
Elen Naper, relict, etc., feeling aggrieved by John, archbishop of St. 
Andrews, primate of Scotland, etc., or his official principal of St. 
Andrews, or his deputes, first, because, at the instance of Sir George 
Kedzow, alleged chaplain, the archbishop had fulminated pretended 
monitorial letters on an alleged provision of a pretended chaplainry, 
against the rentallers and others for paying to him the rents, etc., 
belonging to the pretended chaplainry, called the chaplainry of John 
Multra of Markhensche, within the parish church of Kinghorn Easter, 
and also against the appellant for payment to the said Sir George 
Kedzow of 12 merks Scots, as due to him for the year 1549 from the 
lands of Raith, Pitconmur, and Turbane, as if the appellant were the 
lady and possessor of the said lands, whereas before Whitsunday in 
that year, by reason of the death of the knight, her spouse, adjudged 
to death, the lands had fallen into the hands of Mary, Queen of Scots, 
James, Earl of Arran, governor, or George, abbot of Dumfermling, as 
lords superior; secondly, the annual rent claimed, if any existed, must 
therefore have reverted to the lords superior, unless it had been made 
in mortmain, which was not the fact ; third, so far as the appellant 
cultivated the said lands she did it only by tolerance of the queen, 
etc., and she therefore appeals from the archbishop to Pope Paul the 
Third and the holy apostolic see. Done in the parish church of 
Kirkcaldy, 30th March 1550. Witnesses, John Haklen, Sir Symon 
Cowane, chaplain, and others. An indorsation intimates that on the 
5th of April 1550 the present appeal was intimated by Mr. John 
Eobisoun, appellant's procurator, at the stall of the archbishop in the 
choir of the metropolitan church, but because the archbishop was 
absent, living at present out of St. Andrews, the procurator protested 
that his present intimation and craving of letters dimissory and 
seeking the archbishop at his stall should be accounted in place of 
such letters. Witnesses, Sir Andrew Ballon, prior of Inchmaholm, 
Mr. Patrick Cokburn, Henry Douglas, son of Henry Douglas of 
Drumgarland, and others. Also on 5th April the procurator inti- 
mated the appeal to the lord official principal of St. Andrews, and 
craved letters judicially : who granted to him letters refutatory. 
Witnesses, Mr. James Rolland, and others, 92 

86. Letters directed by Mary Queen of Scots to her sheriffs of Edinburgh, 

Stirling, Fife, Perth, to the lion-king-of-arms and his heralds, inti- 
mating that of her special favour, and at the request of the most 



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Christian king of France, she had forgiven and remitted to James 
Kyrkcaldy of Grange and Mr. Henry Balnaves of Halliill, all crimes 
of treason, lesemajesty, and other crimes committed by them before 
the date hereof, especially in the turbulent time of her minority, and 
received them as her faithful and obedient subjects. And further, lest 
if they should be called before any judge at the instance of auy private 
party, especially for what was done at the siege of the castle of St. An- 
drews, the queen's mercy and grace might rather do them harm than 
good, she therefore takes them under her protection and safeguard, and 
exempts them from all judges, spiritual and temporal, concerning any 
crime which may be imputed to them, especially from the time they 
entered the castle of St. Andrews till the present date, and that for the 
space of two years. The sheriffs in that part are therefore directed 
to charge the chancellor, lords of Session, etc., not to grant letters 
against Kirkcaldy or Balnaves at the instance of any person during 
the time foresaid, on pain of deposition from their offices. Given 
under the signet at Paris, 1 7th February 1556. Signed, Maria. An 
indorsation states that proclamation of this exemption and safeguard 
was made at the market cross of Edinburgh, 24th May 1557. Wit- 
nesses, Lyon, and Eoss, heralds, Bute and Carrick, pursuivants, 
Creichtoun of Lugtoun, younger, and others, 95 

87. Betour of inquest made in the tolbooth of Dunfermline, in the court of 

the regality thereof, before Patrick Halkheid of Pytfyrran, and 
William Durie, bailies of the said regality, by William Orrok of that 
ilk, Archibald Prestoun of Valayfeild, Patrick Blacater in Myll- 
hyllis, John Futhye of Fodismyll, Henry Valleng in Wester Gellat, 
Cuthbert Blacater of Blairhall, and other persons of inquest, who 
being sworn, found that the late Katharine Melville, daughter of the 
deceased John Melville of Baith, knight, and mother of John Brown, 
died last vest in the mill called Schawis Mill, in the sheriffdom of 
Fife and regality of Dunfermline ; that the said John Brown was her 
nearest heir, was of lawful age in respect of his infeftment ; and that 
the mill was held in free blench of David Hamilton, third son of 
James, Earl of Arran, in whose hands they had been for two terms 
since the death of the said Katharine, who died in May last, etc. 
10th February 1558-9, 98 

88. Charter by Francis and Mary, King and Queen of Scots, Dauphin and 

Dauphiness of Vienne, by which after their perfect age of twelve 
years and general revocation in parliament, they grant and confirm to 
" their well-beloved servitor," Bobert Melville, his heirs and assignees, 
an annual rent of 41 merks 3s. 4d. Scots, to be uplifted from the 
mains of Hiltoun of Bossyith, and another of 2 merks 1 Od. from the 



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same lands, which belonged formerly to John Melville of Eaith, 
knight, and had fallen into their Majesty's hands through the process 
of forfeiture led against him : To be held to the said Eobert, his 
heirs and assignees, of the granters and their successors, in fee and 
heritage. Witnesses, John, archbishop of St. Andrews, George, Earl 
of Huntlie, Lord Gordoun and Badzenach, etc., chancellor, Donald, 
abbot of the monastery of Cupar, keeper of the privy seal, and others. 
At Edinburgh, 10th October 1559, 99 

89. Resignation by Eobert Melville of Murdochcairnie, of the two annual 

rents above specified out of the mains of Hiltoun of Eosyth, in favour 
of his beloved brother, John Melville of Eaith, his heirs and assig- 
nees, so that he might peaceably enjoy the same as heir to his father. 
Edinburgh, 31st December 1560 100 

90. Contract between John Melville of Eaith and Eobert Melville, his brother- 

german, by which they agree, that as soon as the said John Melville 
should get reduction of his father's forfeiture, or otherwise obtain 
security of his lands of Eaith, he should resign in favour of Eobert, his 
brother, the three quarters of the lands of Murdochcairnie, reserving 
their mother's liferent of the same ; for which the said Eobert should 
resign to the said John his " kindness " of the Abdene of Kyngorn, 
and labour to obtain the feu thereof to the said John, and pay half 
the sums needful for that effect : and if the said John did not get 
security of Eaith, he should pay 1000 merks for the said "kind- 
ness," etc. The parties bind themselves to keep this agreement, the 
said John specially obliging himself under the penalty of 1000 merks. 
Edinburgh, 18th March 1560, 101 

91. Extract Act of Parliament held at Edinburgh, 4th June 1563, anent the 

summons at the instance of Helen Napar, relict of Sir John Melville 
of Eaith, knight, John Melville their eldest son, Eobert Melville 
their second son, and remaining children of Sir John and the said 
Helen, against Mr. John Spens of Condy and Eobert Creichtoun of 
Eliok, advocates to the queen ; Mr. Eobert Eichartsoun, prior of St. 
Mary Isle, treasurer, John Wischert of Pettarro, knight, comptroller ; 
Archibald, Earl of Argyll, justice-general, successor in the office 
thereof to the late Archibald, Earl of Argyll, principal justice-general 
at the time; Andrew Ker, then of Dolphintoun, and now of Hirsaill, 
knight, and others, craving that the sentence of forfeiture passed in 
the justice court held in the Tolbooth of Edinburgh, 13th December 
1548 (No. 82 supra), by Sir Andrew Ker and Patrick Barroun of 
Spittelfield, against the late Sir John Melville of Eaith, should be 
rescinded and annulled. The parties pursuing appearing by them- 



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selves or their procurators, but the defenders not compearing, the 
queen and parliament, all in one voice, rescinded the doom of for- 
feiture, etc., and restored the said Helen Napar, and the children of 
her and Sir John in integrum to the estate, honour, and dignity they 
formerly held before the sentence was pronounced, as if the same had 
never been given, 102 

92. Contract between John Melville of Eaith and Robert Melville, his 

brother-german, by which the former bound himself to obtain himself 
served as heir to his late father in the lands of the three quarters of 
Murdocairnye, and immediately thereafter to infeft the said Eobert 
and his heirs heritably therein ; while, in return, Eobert resigned to 
John and his heirs all right and " kindness " that he had to the 
lands of the Abthane of Easter Kinghorn, and obliged himself to use 
all diligence to obtain the feu of the said lands to the said John and 
his heirs, and to pay half the costs, and to grant a reversion to the 
said John of the lands of Cairnye on such sum as they should agree 
on, with advice of William Kirkcaldy of the Grange, knight. Edin- 
burgh, 31st July 1563. Witnesses, David and Walter Melville, their 
brothers-german , and Mr. Clement Litill, 108 

93. Eetour of Inquest, made in the sheriff-court of Fife, held in the tolbooth 

of the burgh of Cupar, before David Arth and David Luklaw, 
sheriffs-depute of Fife, 10th November 1563, by William Barclay of 
Touch, George Eamsay of Clatty, Arthur Forbes of Eeres, Andrew 
Balfour of Montquhany, David Eamsay of Brakmonth, Andrew Farny 
of that ilk, Patrick Kynnynmonth of Craighall, Walter Gourlay of 
Auchtermerny, John Melville of Carnebe, Andrew Balfour of Petcullo, 
David Lindesay of Pyotstoun, John Brown of Fordell, and David 
Hay of Sandfurd, who found that the late John Melville of Eaith, 
knight, father of John Melville, died at the peace and faith of the 
queen ; and that John Melville is nearest heir of Sir John, his father, 
and is of lawful age. 10th November 1563, 109 

94. Obligation by James Sandilands of Torphichen, to pay to her Majesty, 

Mary Queen of Scots, the sum of 10,000 francs, as the balance of a 
contract made between her Majesty and him; 6000 francs before 1st 
September, and 4000 on 1st March 1564-5. At Edinburgh, 1st March 
1563-4. Witnesses, William Maitland, Lord Secretary, Angelo 
Manelli, Mr. George Bncquenen (Buchanan), 109 

95. Bond by Archibald, Earl of Argyll, James, Earl of Moray, Alexander, 

Earl of Glencairn, Andrew, Earl of Eothes, Eobert, Lord Boyd. 
Andrew, Lord Ochiltree, and others ; by which they bind themselves 



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as follows : — (1) They shall be faithful subjects to Henry, King of 
Scotland, husband to the queen; (2) In the first parliament they 
will consent to give the crown matrimonial to the said prince ; (3) 
They shall maintain the prince's just title to the crown failing suc- 
cession of the queen's body, and extirpate out of the kingdom, take, 
or slay, all opposers ; (4) They shall maintain the religion established 
in the kingdom after the queen's arrival ; (5) They shall be leal and 
true to his Majesty ; (6) Labour with the Queen of England for the 
release of his mother and brother ; and (7) To procure the Queen of 
England's favour to the prince. Signed only by James Stewart, 
Rothes, Andrew Stewart of Vchiltre, W. Kirkcaldy [of Grange], 
John Wischart of Petterro, and James Halyburtoun. Newcastle, 2d 
March 1565-6, 110 

96. Proceedings at an inquest on the service of John Melville of Kaith in 

the court of the regality of Dunfermline, held, notwithstanding 
Passion-week, under dispensation of the king and queen, by Patrick 
Hackat of Pitfirren, and William Durrye, bailies of the regality. The 
inquest comprised William Kyrcaldie of Grange, knight, David 
Wemis of that ilk, David Lyndsay of Kyrkforthir, James Gyb of 
Ballyngkyrk, and other persons of inquest. An objection was taken 
by John Kynnynmonth in Coilquhalie, to the serving of the brief 
because he had an instrument of sasine of an annual rent of 2 6 bolls 
of oatmeal and six bolls of beir of the half of Turbane, dated 27th 
September 1557, in which half lands John Kynnynmonth and Isobel 
Betoun, his spouse, were infeffc. To which John Melville of Raith 
answered, the instrument alleged could give the said John Kynnyn- 
month no interest to stop the service, because, so far as the said half 
lands had been alienated to the late Archibald Betoun of Capildra by 
the late John Melville of Raith, knight, the lords of Session, by 
decreet dated 5th May last, in a process at the said John's instance 
against John Betoun of Pitlowthe or Capildra, heir of the said Archi- 
bald, had decerned them to be lawfully redeemed ; and also, being 
only for an annualrent, the said John Kynnynmonth's claim could 
not stop the service. And, accordingly, the inquest served the said 
John Melville of Raith in the lands of Raith, Turbane, and Pitcon- 
mark, conform to an instrument of sasine of the late John Melville 
of Raith, his father, dated 24th November 1502; and John Kynnyn- 
month protested that such service should not prejudice him in his 
annualrent aforesaid. Dunfermline, 11th April 1566, 112 

97. Precept under the quarter seal by Mary, Queen of Scots, narrating a gift 

to her well-beloved Robert Melville of Murdocarny, his heirs and 



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assignees, heritably, of the keeping of her palace of Linlithqw, with 
parks, peels, loch, etc., lying near the burgh of Linlithqw, and in the 
sheriffdom thereof, rescinding all other letters of gift of the same ; 
and charging her sheriffs of Linlithqw in that part to give sasine 
thereof to the said Kobert. Edinburgh, 15th February 1566-7, 116 

98. Gift by Mary, Queen of Scots, whereby for the good, true, and thankful 

service done and to be done to her by her " traist and familiar " ser- 
vitor, Robert Melville of Murdocarny, she gives and dispones to him 
in yearly pension, for his lifetime, the rents, etc., of his lands of 
Murdocarny, extending to £21 money, 1 chalder 8 bolls beir, 1 
chalder 4 bolls wheat, to be retained in his own hands for his pension, 
his entry to be at Whitsunday 1567, and on the crop of the same 
year, etc. Subscribed by the queen, and given under her signet, at 
Edinburgh, 5th March 1566-7, 116 

99. The testament and inventory of the goods pertaining to the deceased 

Mr. Henry Balnaves of Halhill, one of the senators of the college of 
justice, who died in the month of February 1569-70, given up partly 
by himself on the 3d January of that year, and partly by James 
Melville, his adopted son, nominated his executor testamentar in his 
latter will. The sum of the inventory and debts owing to the dead 
was £426, 6s. 4d. 

Of the debts owing by the dead, 172, 15s. 2d. 

And of free gear, . . . 333, lis. 2d. 
In his legacy and latter will, made on the 3d January 1569-70, 
he constituted the said James Melville, his adopted son, his only 
executor and mtromitter with his goods and gear, leaving him the 
whole heirship in the Hallhill, etc. The testament was confirmed by 
the commissaries of Edinburgh, at Leith, 17th March 1571-2, 117 

100. Testament-Dative and Inventory of the goods and gear of Margaret 

Bonar, Lady Raith, who deceased in the month of October 1574, 
given up by her husband, John Melville of Eaith, father and adminis- 
trator to Agnes and Jonet Melville, their lawful children, executors- 
datives decerned to her by the commissaries of Edinburgh, by decreet, 
dated 17th February 1574-5. The sum of the inventory, with the 
debts owing to the dead, was . . £1037, 5s. 8d. 

Debts owing by the dead, . 771, 16s. 2d. 

Leaving of free gear, . . 265, 9s. 6d. 

The commissaries of Edinburgh confirm the testament and constitute 
Agnes and Jonet Melville, lawful daughters to the said Margaret, as 
nearest of kin to her, her executors-dative, etc. Edinburgh, 10th 

March 1574-5, 121 

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101. Receipt by George Meldrum of Fyvie to Sir Robert Melville of Murdo- 

carnye, knight, for a garnishing of gold, set with pearl, diamonds, 
and rubies, which had been pledged by him in Sir Robert's hands. 
Edinburgh, 27th April 1585. Witnesses, John Meldrum of Jaxis- 
toune, Andrew Meldrum, apparent of Jaxistoune, John Meldrum, 
brother to the laird of Fyvie, Thomas Meldrum, at the mill of Knok 
Leith, 124 

102. Letters by Patrick, Master of Gray, commendator of the abbey of 

Dunfermline, with consent of the convent, narrating that the late 
George, archdean of St. Andrews, and commendator of the said abbey 
and convent for the time, had resigned in the hands of King James 
the Fifth the port and haven called the haven of Bruntisland, lying 
contiguous with the lands of Wester Kinghorn, in the sheriffdom of 
Fife, and also the stone house, called Abbot's hall, with six acres of 
land near the haven, to be used for building of a town for using the 
said port ; and that the king erected the port into a free port, and 
the burgh into a burgh-royal ; and further, that Queen Mary gave 
the said stone house and houses adjacent to Sir Robert Melville of 
Murdocairnie, knight, by whose resignation Robert Melville, his son, 
was lately infeft in the same ; which resignation, erection of the port 
and burgh, and infeftment made to Sir Robert Melville and Robert 
Melville, his son, the said commendator duly ratifies and approves 
by the present letters, signed and sealed at Edinburgh 10th May 
1586, and registered by Thomas Craig, procurator for the abbot and 
convent, 6th July, same year, 125 

103. Declaration in the form of a Notarial Instrument, narrating that John 

Melville, elder of Raith, passed to the presence of William Barclay 
of Towch, who, on his soul and conscience, testified on oath, 1st, 
that he was never present at any contract made between the late Sir 
William Scott of Balwerie, knight, and the late Sir John Melville of 
Raith, and his son ; 2d, that he never heard that Sir John had 
received from the late Sir William Scott 200 merks as part of tocher 
good ; 3d, he had heard the late Sir John Melville of Raith often 
affirm that he should never put his eldest son in fee of his lands ; 
lastly, Mr. Thomas Scott of Brunscheillis came to him of late years 
and strove to persuade him that he was a witness to such a contract 
of marriage, but he constantly affirmed he knew no such thing. 
Kirkcaldy, 14th May 1586. Witnesses, John Barclay of Towcht. 
David Barclay, his son, and others, 127 

104. Agreement between John Melville of Raith with Girsal Meldrum, his 

spouse, on the one part, and John Melville, apparent of Raith, on the 



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other part, narrating the terms of certain contracts of marriage by 
which it was stipulated that the said John Melville, younger, should 
be put in fee of the lands and mains of Eaith, Turbaue, etc., reserving 
the liferent to the said John Melville of Eaith, elder, and Girsal, his 
spouse, conjunct fee and terces thereof, with liberty to John Melville, 
elder, to raise upon Fedinche and Pitscottie 12,000 merks Scots, 
beside 8500 merks previously mortgaged on the said lands for behoof 
of his children, 3000 being provided to Thomas Melville, lawful son 
to the elder John and the late Margaret Bonar, his spouse, 5000 to 
the heirs between the said John Melville of Eaith and Girsal Mel- 
drum, his present spouse, and 4000 to the rest of the children between 
them ; with provision that if the said John Melville of Eaith, elder, 
deceased before his son, the latter should pay the annual rents of the 
said 1 2,000 merks : for which reasons, and for relieving the said John 
Melville of Eaith, John his son, and his heirs, of the said 12,000 
merks, the younger Melville consents and agrees that notwithstand- 
ing the said contracts, his father, in satisfaction of the said three 
sums, shall infeft James Melville, lawful son of John Melville, elder, 
and Girsall Meldrum, now his spouse, in the lands of Fedinch, in the 
regality of St. Andrews and shire of Fife, and overgives all right he 
had therein ; and also consents to the alienation made by John 
Melville, his father, of 400 merks annual from the said lands, on 
reversion of 4000 merks to the four youngest daughters, Alison, 
Margaret, Christian, and Catharine Melville, which John Melville, 
younger, binds himself to pay during the said Girsal Meldrum's life- 
time after her husband's decease, etc. Eaith, 31st January 1587-8,... 128 

105. Discharge by George Auchinlek of Balmanno for 1000 merks due to 

him by John Melville of Eaith, elder, and John, his son, fiar of Eaith, 
promised in a contract of marriage between Isobel Melville, daughter 
to the laird of Eaith, elder, and George Auchinlek, eldest son and 
apparent heir of the said George Auchinlek of Balmanno, as the first 
payment of 5000 merks to be made by the said lairds of Eaith in 
tocher good with the said Isobel ; and remitting one half of 200 
merks promised in the said contract, for the annual rent of 2000 
merks, payable twenty days before Whitsunday 1590, thus granting a 
discharge for the total sum of 1100 merks. Dated at Edinburgh, 
25th January 1588-9. Witnesses, Eobert Auchinlek, servitor to Sir 
Eobert Melville, Henry Orrok and William Kempt, servitors to the 
laird of Eaith, elder, 132 

106. Eeceipt by David Wemyss of that ilk, to John Melville of Eaith, for the 

sum of 2500 merks Scots, in payment of the tocher of his daughter- 
in-law, Margaret Melville, spouse of James Wemyss, fiar of Bogy, son 



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of the said David Wemyss. Dated at the place of West Wemyss, 
15th May 1589. Witnesses, David Lindsay of Pyotstoun, Henry 
Young, notary, and Mr. John Tullus, minister at Wemyss, 132 

107. Receipt by Michael Balfour of Burley, to Sir Robert Melville of Murdoch- 

carnie, knight, as executor to his late mother, Dame Margaret Balfour 
of Burley, for a chain of gold, a pair of bracelets, and a tablet set 
with sapphire, which he accepts as heirship of his mother's jewels. 
Edinburgh, 23d July 1591, 133 

108. Contract made between Sir Robert Melville of Murdochcairnie, knight, 

treasurer, on the one part, and James Balfour, commendator of the 
priory of Charterhouse, and Mr. Patrick Balfour of Petculloch, his 
father-in-law, on the other part, by which the said commendator, with 
consent of Mr. Patrick, sells to Sir Robert, his heirs and assignees, 
his palace, lodging, and manor place of Monimaill, with houses, etc. ; 
the green lying before the front gate, the common and commonty of 
Petcountie and Lethame, with all rights not expressly mentioned in 
the feu-charters of the tenants of Petcountie, Lethame, and Kinzeo- 
quhy, and all other waste places piertaining to the said manor place, 
etc., in the regality of St. Andrews and sheriffdom of Fife, to be 
held of the king and his successors in place of the archbishop of St. 
Andrews, as freely as the late James Balfour held the same, whose 
infeftment by the archbishop is to be confirmed by the king. In 
return for which Sir Robert Melville binds himself and his heirs to 
pay to Mr. Patrick Balfour of Petculloch, in name of the said com- 
mendator, 5500 merks Scots, for satisfying the said commendator's 
debts, and to the said Mr. Patrick's heirs, executors or assignees, on 
pain of restitution in case of failure. Dated at Edinburgh, 19th 
December 1592, 133 

109. Testament-Testamentary and Inventory of the goods and gear pertain- 

ing to the late Dame Margaret Ker, spouse to Sir Robert Melville, 
younger of Burntisland, knight, who died at Murdochcairnie, 24th 
May 1594, given up by her husband as her executor nominated in 
her latter will. The inventory amounted to £3740, 10s. In debts 
to £2254, 13s. 4d., leaving of free gear, £1485, 16s. 8d. Her 
will, which is dated at Murdochcairny, 7th May 1594, appoints 
Sir Robert Melville of Murdochcairny, her husband, her sole 
executor, and, inter alia, directs a legacy of £100 to be given to the 
poor. The testament is confirmed by the commissaries of Edin- 
burgh, 24th July 1595, 136 

110. Agreement stating that Sir Robert Melville of Murdochcairnie, knight, 

treasurer-depute to the king, through inability and sickness, being 



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unable to exercise his office, had resigned the same in the king's 
hands, and because his Majesty was owing to Sir Eobert the sum 
of 5000 merks Scots, he and Walter, commendator of Blantyre, 
his treasurer, agree to pay presently 2000 merks, the treasurer 
binding himself and his successors to pay the remaining 3000 merks 
eight days before Whitsunday next. Sir Robert agrees to make 
count and reckoning for his Majesty's casualties, iutromitted with by 
him since his last account, the balance to be paid at the four ensuing 
terms. His Majesty, further, with advice of the lords auditors of 
exchequer, agrees to pay Sir Robert's pension of £500 yearly, and 
to take his debt of £20,000 to Robert Jowsie, burgess of Edinburgh, 
off his hands, the 5000 merks and £20,000 to be allowed to Sir 
Robert in part payment of the extra expenses owing at the last 
account made by him to the lords auditors in October 1593, which 
extra expenses amounted to £35,686, 8s. Id. Scots. Dated at 
Edinburgh, 13th March 1595-6. Signed by the king and Blantyre. 
Witnesses, Alexander, Lord of Urquhart, Mr. John Skene, clerk of 
register, William Schaw, master of work, and James Elphinstoun of 
Innernochtie, 140 

111. Testament-Dative and Inventory of the goods of Grissel Meldrum, 

spouse of John Melville of Raith, in the parish of Kirkcaldy and 
sheriffdom of Fife, who deceased in October 1597, given up by 
the said John Melville, as father and administrator to Margaret, 
Christian, and Catherine Melville, their lawful bairns and executors- 
dative, surrogated to their late mother, in place of the procura- 
tor-fiscal, by decree of the commissaries of Edinburgh, dated at 
Edinburgh, 23d December 1598. The inventory of the goods and 
gear of the deceased and her spouse at the time of her death 
amounted to . . . . . £6564, 13s. 4d. 

Debts owing to her, . . 2140, 0s. Od. 

Debts owing by her, . . 8730, 6s. 8d. 
The commissaries duly grant confirmation. Edinburgh, 26th 
December 1598, 142 

112. Discharge by King James the Sixth, by which, in consideration of the 

good, true, and thankful service done to him since his infancy by Sir 
Robert Melville of Murdoehcairnie, knight, and his son, Sir Robert 
Melville of Burntisland, knight, which had not yet been duly recom- 
pensed, his Majesty exoners and discharges the said Sir Robert and 
Sir Robert, his son, and Dame Jane Hamilton, spouse to the said Sir 
Robert, younger, for their lifetimes, of all payment of ferms, customs, 
and duties contained in their infeftments of feufarm of the lands of 



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Murdocairnie, part of the king's property, in the sheriffdom of Fife, 
for all years bypast and to come during their lives. Dated at Ware, 
20th February 1605, 147 

113. Will of Dame Marie Leslie, spouse of Sir Robert Melville of Murdoch- 

carnie, knight, made by herself at Monimail, 28th March 1605, before 
Mr. Andrew Bennat, minister at Monimail, and David Young, servitor 
to Sir Robert, in which she constitutes her husband her sole executor, 
and appoints several legacies to be paid, 14S 

114. Testament-Testamentary and Inventory of the goods and gear of John 

Melville, elder, of Raith, who died in the month of March 1605, 
given up by himself at the Raith, 16th January same year, before 
Sir James Melville of Halhill and others. The inventory amounts 
to £429, 6s. 8d.; debts owing to the dead, £432, 3s. 4d. ; debts 
owing by the dead, £1597, 18s. 8d. In his latter will he con- 
stitutes his sons, Thomas and James Melville, his executors, and 
recommends to his brothers and his wife his younger daughter, 
Katharine ; to his brother, Sir James Melville and his wife, his 
daughter Christian ; and to Sir Robert Melville, his nephew, and 
Lady Ross, his wife, his daughter Margaret, " being cairfull to pro- 
wyde for the weill of his time dochterris yet vnmareit, that they may 
be in gude cumpaney, to be brocht vp in the knawlege and feir of 
God and all honest vertewis." Dated at Raith, 16th January 1605 ; 
James Melville of Halhill, and others, witnesses. The commis- 
saries of Edinburgh confirm Mr. Thomas Melville as only executor, 
James Melville renouncing the office. 19th March 1606, 149 

115. Licence by the Lords of Secret Council, permitting John Melville of 

Raith to remain at home from the king's host appointed to meet at 
Islay on the 24th day of July. Edinburgh, 14th September 1608, 152 

116. Patent by King James the Sixth, by which, in consideration and 

remembrance of the many great and most honourable offices and 
duties which Sir Robert Melville of Murdochcairnie, knight, had 
discharged from his youth, both in the reigns of the king's prede- 
cessors, and in his Majesty's own service, in embassies to foreign 
princes, and in domestic affairs, in administration of the king's rents, 
etc., which duties he had always discharged, both to the king's satis- 
faction and that of his subjects, his Majesty grants to the said Sir 
Robert Melville, for his life, and after his decease to his eldest son, 
Sir Robert Melville of Burntisland, knight, and the heirs-male of 
their bodies, the style, title, and dignity of a lord and baron in the 
parliament of Scotland, with the style of Lords Melville of Monimail. 
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117. Discharge by Jean Melville, daughter to John Melville, elder, of Kaith, 

acknowledging receipt of and discharging the sum due to her under 
a contract, of date, at Eaith, 8th March 1616, made between John 
Melville, elder, her father, and Margaret Scot, her mother, and John 
Melville, younger, of Eaith, by which John Melville, younger, was 
bound to pay to the said Jean Melville, her heirs and assignees, the 
sum of 3000 merks Scots at Whitsunday 1617. Eaith, 2d May 1618, 153 

118. Discharge by Bathia and Margaret Melville, daughters of the late John 

Melville of Eaith, in virtue of a contract between him and John 
Melville, now of Eaith, their eldest lawful brother, by which the 
latter was bound to pay to Bathia £1000 Scots at Whitsunday 1619, 
and to Margaret £1000 Scots at Whitsunday 1620 ; of which sums 
they now discharge their brother, he having paid the same. Kirk- 
caldy, 19th May [1620]. Witnesses, Thomas Melville, their brother, 
and others, 154 

119. Testament and Inventory of Robert, Lord Melville, given up by 

himself on the 5th December 1621 before Robert Murray, provost 
of Methven, and others. In his latter will he nominates his cousin, 
Mr. Thomas Melville, his only executor and intromitter with his 
goods and gear, ordaining him to pay certain legacies left by him 
with the advice of his son, Robert, Master of Melville, 155 

120. Charter by King Charles the First, under the great seal, approving and 

conlirming a charter and disposition, dated at the manor place of 
Eaith, 18th April 1616, by the late John Melville, elder, of Raith, 
heritable proprietor thereof, and Margaret Scot, his spouse, to John 
Melville, younger, their eldest son and apparent heir, and the heirs- 
male of his body, whom failing, to the nearest heirs-male of the 
said John Melville, younger, and his assignees whomsoever, of the 
lands of Raith, with castle, etc., and all their piertinents, viz., the 
lands of Turbane and Pitconmark, with the mill called Schawismylne, 
in the regality of Dunfermline and sheriffdom of Fife ; reserving 
to the said John Melville, elder, and Margaret Scot, his spouse, their 
liferent of the south half of the Mains of Raith for their lifetimes : 
to be held of his Majesty's mother, Anna, late Queen of Scotland, 
lady of the lordship and regality of Dunfermline, and her heirs and 
successors, superiors thereof, in fee and heritage, as more fully con- 
tained in the charter made thereupon ; which the king confirms in 
all points, dispensing with the taking of sasine before the date of 
this confirmation, etc. Further, the king grants the said lands dc 
novo to the said John Melville, now of Raith, his heirs-male and 
assignees (reserving the liferent of the south half of the Mains of 



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Raith to the said Margaret Scott, spouse of the said late John Melville, 
elder, of Eaith) ; and further the king unites the whole lands into one 
free barony to be called the Barony of Eaith, the manor place 
and fortalice of Eaith to be the principal messuage : To be held of 
the king and his successors in fee and heritage, for payment yearly 
of £5 Scots of annual rent, with ward and relief, performing forinsec 
service, with three suits of court at the three head courts at Dun- 
fermline, and fulfilling all conditions in previous infeftments of the 
said John Melville of Eaith and his predecessors, heritable feu- 
farmers of the same. Edinburgh, 3d February 1626, 157 

121. Testament-Dative and Inventory of the goods and gear of the late John 

Melville of Eaith, in the parish of Kirkcaldy and sheriffdom of Fife, 
who deceased intestate in the month of January 1626, given up by 
Margaret Scot, his relict, and by David, Mr. Thomas, Bathia, 
Margaret, and Effie Melville, their bairns and executors-dative, 
decerned by decree of the commissary of St. Andrews, 2 2d March 
1627. The sum of the inventory is £853, 6s. 8d., the debts owing 
by the dead £163, 13s. 4d. The testament is confirmed by Mr. 
James Wemyss, commissary of St. Andrews, 20th April 1627, 161 

122. Commission by the Convention of Estates, the noblemen, lords of 

parliament, commissioners of shires, and commissioners of burghs 
for the parliament of Scotland, narrating the condition of affairs in 
church and state, and that they have unanimously chosen General 
Sir Alexander Leslie to be general of all the Scots forces, foot and 
horse ; they further promise obedience to him in his military charge, 
he being answerable to the Council of State and supreme judi- 
catories of the kingdom, civil and ecclesiastical. The commission 
to endure so long as they were necessitated to be in arms for the 
defence of the Covenant, religion, crown, and country. 9th May 
1639, .'. 162 

123. Commission by the Estates of Scotland, narrating that in consideration 

of the wars concluded against the kingdom in the Council of England 
and parliament of Ireland, and begun by the governor of the castle of 
Edinburgh and Englishmen therein, who had shot at the burgh of 
Edinburgh, etc., and of their experience of the great wisdom, 
diligence, and affection of General Sir Alexander Leslie of Balgony, 
knight, in the discharge of the former commission granted to him, 
they have chosen him to be general of all the Scots forces, and 
promised dutiful obedience to him, engaged to maintain the general 
and his posterity, and refund any loss he might sustain ; he being 
answerable to the Council of State and supreme judicatories of the 



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kingdom, civil and ecclesiastical. The commission to endure so long 
as they were necessitated to be in arms for the defence of the 
Covenant, for religion, crown, and country, or till it was discharged 
by the Estates. Edinburgh, 17th April 1640, 164 

124. Patent by King Charles the First, narrating that he understood how 

great honour and esteem General Sir Alexander Leslie of Balgony, 
knight, had acquired in Germany and Sweden, and other foreign 
regions, etc., and thereby had added honour and reputation to the 
ancient kingdom of Scotland, wherefore the king creates and consti- 
tutes Sir Alexander and the heirs-male of his body, Earls of Leven 
and Lords of Balgony, granting him and them the title of earl and 
lord of parliament : To be held of the king and his successors 
in all his parliaments, etc. Dated at the palace of Holyroodhouse, 
11th October 1641, 167 

125. Commission by King Charles the First, narrating that the Estates of 

Scotland, from their sense of the constant jjeace lately established 
between the kingdoms of Scotland and England, had, on the first 
rumour of the Irish rebellion, offered to the king sitting in plain parlia- 
ment, 10,000 men to repress the rebellion, if the parliament of Eng- 
land would accept the same, who received the offer with the greatest 
affection, and by a commission decided as to their subsidy and pay, etc. 
Further, having had experience of the courage and endowments of 
Alexander, Earl of Leven, Lord of Balgony, and his prudence and 
good fortune in leading of armies, the king, with advice of his Privy 
Council, makes him commander of the said army of 10,000 men, 
levied and to be levied in the kingdom of Scotland for the repres- 
sion of the Irish rebellion, with power to transport the same to the 
kingdom of Ireland, and especially to the province of Ulster, and to 
use all necessary means for the suppression of the said rebellion, the 
earl and his officers being answerable to the king and lords of the 
Privy Council. Dated at York, 7th May 1642, 168 

126. Testament of John, Lord Melville of Monimail, in which he gives 

directions to those whom he had appointed to execute his will after 
his decease for numerous legacies to be paid to various relatives and 
friends. Dated at Monimail, 8th May 1642, 170 

127. Testament of Alexander, Lord Balgony, constituting William, Master 

of Cranstoun, Sir John Buthven of Dunglas, knight, Walter Dun- 
das, younger, of that ilk, Sir John Leslie of Newtoun, knight, one 
of the senators of the college of justice, Arthur Erskine of Scottis- 
craig, and John Bentoun of Lambertoun, tutors-testamentar to 
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Alexander Leslie, his son, Lady Catherine and Lady Agnes, his 
daughters, or so many of them as shall not be past the age of tutory 
at the time of his decease ; Arthur Erskine, Walter Dundas, younger, 
and John Rentoun, or any of them, to be sine quo non, they or any of 
them, with any two of the other tutors, to be a quorum ; and appoints 
John, Earl of Rothes, Hew, Lord Montgomerie, Alexander, Earl of 
Leven, Captain John Leslie and Mr. James Baird, advocate, to be 
overseers, and exact an account from the tutors every year. Edin- 
burgh, 12th January 1644, 172 

128. Bond of Provision by Alexander, Earl of Leven, Lord General of the 

armies of Scotland, narrating that though he had provided his estate 
to his grandson Alexander, Lord Balgony, son to Alexander, Lord 
Balgony, his son, and his heirs-male and of tailzie, yet by the infeft- 
ments thereof he had power to contract debts affecting the said lands. 
Wherefore for a provision to be secured to Mistress Katherine Leslie, 
only daughter to the said late Alexander, Lord Balgony, he obliges 
himself, and his heirs, and specially the said Alexander, Lord Balgony, 
his heirs and successors in the said lands and heritages, to pay to 
Mistress Katharine Leslie, her heirs, executors and assignees, the sum 
of 40,000 merks Scots, at Whitsunday or Martinmas immediately 
following her age of fourteen years ; and because by the entail the 
said Mistress Katharine was excluded from succeeding to the lands, 
it is declared that an additional 20,000 merks, making in all 60,000 
merks, shall be paid to the said Mistress Katharine immediately 
after the death of Lord Balgony, should he die without heirs. New- 
castle, 3d January 1646. Witnesses, Sir James Lumsden, governor 
of Newcastle, Colonel Lodovic Leslie, governor of Tynmouth Castle, 
and Mr. Thomas Henderson, advocate, secretary to his Excellency,... 173 

129. Testament by Alexander, Earl of Leven, by which he makes and con- 

stitutes Alexander, Lord Balgony, his grandson, his only executor 
and intromitter with his goods, gear, jewels, etc., and ordains that 
the jewel gifted to him by the King of Sweden should not be disposed 
of, but kept for those who should succeed to his estates, " as ane 
testimonie and memoriall of the King of Swedines respectes to me;" 
and recommending to Lord Balgony to use all endeavours to obtain 
for Mrs. Jonet Crichtoun, his granddaughter, the sum due to her by 
the Viscount of Frendraught, her father, and recommending also 
Lachlane Leslie, who had been a faithful servant to the earl, etc. 
Balgony, 15th October 1656, 175 

130. Warrant by Richard Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth 

of England, Scotland, and Ireland, to reduce from three to two the 



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number of judges of exchequer required to form a quorum. Holy- 
roodhouse, 4th January 1658-9 176 

131. Petition by Mr. Alexander Peathin (Peden), when a prisoner in the 

Bass, to the lords of the Privy Council, for enlargement, giving as a 
reason his sickness and infirmity of body after a confinement of 
eighteen months. 1674, 177 

132. Protection by King Charles the Second in favour of [Catharine] 

Countess of Leven, from all hornings, captions, arrestments, and 
executions of the law, for any civil claim or debt for the space of 
three years after date. Windsor Castle, 7th July 1675, 177 

133. Act by the Commissioners of the Treasury regarding a petition by 

Catharine, Countess of Leven, and George, Lord Melville, her tutor, 
stating that the reddendo of some of the petitioner's lands was a 
white pannash or a single feather, to be paid at Balgony at Whitsun- 
day, as blench farm, which hitherto had not been valued by the 
lords, had now been rated at £100 Scots yearly, to which the peti- 
tioner objects, and prays the lords to delay liquidating the price of 
the said feather. The lords, however, adhere to their former valua- 
tion of £100 Scots to begin for the year 1674. Edinburgh, 16th 
July 1675, 178 

134. Commission by James, Duke, and Anna, Duchess of Buccleuch and 

Monmouth, to George, Lord Melville, to be their factor and commis- 
sioner, to act on their behalf and settle an action with the town of 
Hawick anent dividing a commonty there ; further to arrange with 
the heirs of Scott of Bonnytoun, chamberlain to the lordship of 
Dalkeith, in an action of count and reckoning, and to dispose of 
other pleas. Whitehall, 27th July 1678, 179 

135. Testament of George, Lord Melville, constituting Lady Catharine 

Leslie, Lady Melville, his spouse, sole executrix and universal legatrix 
to his moveable goods and gear; and appointing David, Earl of 
Leven, his second son, Alexander, Master of Melville, his eldest son, 
James Melville of Cassingrey, his brother, John Melville of Cairnie, 
James Lundie of Auchtermairnie, and David Balfour of Grange, 
tutors-testamentar to his youngest son, Mr. John Melville, during 
his pupillarity. April 1683, 181 

136. Instructions by the Privy Council to General Drummond, in pursuance 

of a commission of justiciary granted to him — to take and kill rebels 
and their resetters, and put to death any person who would not 
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137. Petition by Catharine, Lady Melville, to the Duke of Queensberry, his 

Majesty's high commissioner, and the estates of parliament — the 
lords of the articles having proceeded against Lord Melville, her 
husband, in the process of treason, and sustained the article relating 
to his correspondence with the rebels at Bothwell Bridge, and found 
it proven, Lady Melville petitions against the same because the Duke 
of Monmouth did direct and authorise Lord Melville to send proposi- 
tions to the said rebels. An interlocutor appended states that the 
petition was refused. 12th June 1685, 182 

138. Address by noblemen, gentlemen, and heritors of the sheriffdom of 

Ayr, who assembled in the tolbooth of Ayr, by warrant of the Earl 
of Dumbarton, commander in chief of his Majesty's forces, and in his 
absence Lieutenant- General Drummond being present, at his request, 
and to show their abhorrence of rebellious principles and practices, 
did engage to extirpate, kill, and apprehend certain rebels, etc. ; 
wherefore they crave the Privy Council to grant them a sufficient 
number of footmen for the service. Signed by the Earl of Eglinton 
as preses. 1685, 183 

139. Narrative of a conference between James Stewart and George, Lord 

Melville, before the departure of Argyll's expedition ; Stewart urging 
him to assist the expedition with money, and Melville refusing to do 
so ; though he was at last prevailed upon to give a bond for £500,... 184 

140. Report by John Miller, ship captain, of preparations made at Brest and 

Nantes for sending a fleet and forces to Ireland, May 1689, 188 

141. Report of proceedings of a court-martial held onboard his Majesty's 

ship the Swallow, 19th June 1689, Major-General Kirke, president, 
when the conclusion was come to not to attempt to go up the river 
to Londonderry, owing to the boom across it, etc., but to wait where 
they were till a greater force should join them, 188 

142. Warrant by King William the Third for preparing a letter under the 

great seal, constituting and appointing David, Earl of Leven, during 
his Majesty's pleasure, constable and governor of the castle of Edin- 
burgh, with all rents and emoluments belonging thereto, etc. Hamp- 
ton Court, 4th July 1689, 190 

143. Note of events, c. 1691, that happened in Scotland at the time of the 

Revolution, with a copy of the address, dated at Edinburgh, 24th 
December 1688, by the Council of Scotland to the Prince of Orange 
for his protection, and for calling a parliament for securing the 
Protestant religion, 192 



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144. Memorial by David Cairnes, showing that he was one of the first that 

encouraged the defence of Londonderry, and was sent by the city as 
agent to Britain to crave assistance ; that he had lost his houses in 
Londonderry, and was at present deprived of his estate in Ireland, 
and therefore craved the lords of the committee for Irish affairs 
to further his wishes for employment. With a certification, dated 
Whitehall, 11th March 1688-9, by Charles, Earl of Shrewsbury, 
Secretary of State, that David Cairnes was appointed by the com- 
mittee to repair to Ireland, 194 

145. Copy certificate by George Philips and David Cairnes, that Alexander 

Irwin and Daniel Shirrard of Londonderry were two of the first who 
appeared for their Majesty's interest, and with others of the young 
men of the city, on 7th December, seized the keys of the city and 
shut the gates against a regiment of Irish papists, and that they had 
since been officers in the city companies. 20th August 1689, 195 

146. Oath taken in presence of the king by George, Lord Melville, as sole 

Secretary of State for the kingdom of Scotland. Hampton Court, 
23d September 1689, 196 

147. Oath taken by George, Lord Melville, as sole Secretary of State for the 

kingdom of Scotland, and Sir James Dalrymple of Stair, as president 
of the college of justice, in presence of the king. Hampton Court, 
23d September 1689, 196 

148. Information regarding the occupying and injuring of Tarbat Castle by 

three companies of Lord Strathnaver's regiment. 1689, 197 

149. Petition by James Mure of Ballybregah, in the county of Down and 

kingdom of Ireland, showing that the Irish army having come down 
into Ulster, and ruined the county of Down, and his wife and family 
being forced to flee to Scotland, the petitioner had raised fifty men, 
and begs to be employed in his Majesty's service, in the regiment of 
dragoons to be raised by Lord Cardross. 1689, 198 

150. Memorial of Irish Presbyterian Ministers to George, Lord Melville, 

petitioning the king for a small allowance for their subsistence (they 
being in number about ninety), till the country be more planted by 
return of the people. 1689, 198 

151. Commission by William and Mary, King and Queen of Great Britain, 

etc., that they had, by warrant signed at Hampton Court, 13th May 
last, ordained a diploma to be expede in favour of George, Lord Mel- 
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pleasures and till revoked by writ, which commission Lord Melville 
had fulfilled to their Majesties' satisfaction ; therefore they now ratify 
the same, and de novo grant him the foresaid office, with all fees and 
freedoms belonging thereto. Kensington, 2 2d February 1690, 199 

152. Commission by William and Mary, King and Queen of Great Britain, 

etc., narrating that as the Three Estates of the kingdom of Scotland 
were to meet on the day to which they had been prorogued, to wit, 
the 18th March next, and because of matters of no small moment in 
their kingdom of England, their Majesties could not be present at 
the parliament in Scotland, they had determined to commit the office 
of representing them to a most eminent man, of most illustrious 
rank, etc. ; therefore they having ofttimes had experience of the faith- 
fulness and remarkable endowments of George, Lord Melville, sole 
Secretary of State for the kingdom of Scotland, of whom their Majes- 
ties were persuaded he would further their pious and royal designs, 
and promote the interest of the ancient kingdom in church and 
state, they appoint the said George, Lord Melville, to represent their 
persons and royal Majesty in the second session of the said par- 
liament ; also declaring that his office of sole Secretary of State 
should continue as before. Kensington, 26th February 1690, 201 

1 53. Instructions to the Earl of Melville, as Lord High Commissioner. These 

consist of thirteen articles, embracing committees of parliament ; the 
establishment of church government ; a commission to compile a body 
of law ; the appointment of the lords of Session ; the nomination of 
commissioners for plantation of kirks and valuation of teinds ; also 
to visit the universities, etc. [Not dated], 203 

154. Patent by King William and Queen Mary, who gratefully recalling the 

great and faithful services done by their most faithful counsellor, 
George, Lord Melville, High Commissioner for their ancient kingdom 
of Scotland, and principal and sole Secretary of State for the same, 
his steadfast adherence to the reformed religion, and specially his 
many services done to their Majesties both before and since their 
accession to the throne, resolve to bestow on him an enduring mark 
of their royal favour ; wherefore they constitute and create the said 
George. Lord Melville, an Earl, Viscount, and free lord of parlia- 
ment, to be called Earl of Melville, Viscount of Kiekcaldy, 
Lord Eaith, Monymail and Balwearie, and give and grant the 
foresaid title, dignity, and honour to be held by him and the heirs- 
male of his body of their Majesties and their successors in all parlia- 
ments, etc. Kensington, 8th April 1690, 205 



AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. lv 



155. Instructions by Colonel Cannon to the laird of Acliteraw and Captain 

John Widdrington, consisting of eight articles, the chief of which are : 
to represent to the king the necessity of sending over the Duke of 
Berwick with a force of horse and foot ; to send over blank commis- 
sions for regiments, with money and provisions, etc. Ante 1st May 
1690, 207 

156. Representation by the Parliament of Scotland to King William the 

Third, vindicating their loyalty and the equity of their proceedings, 
and craving his Majesty's sanction to four Acts passed in the parlia- 
ment : 1st, The Act giving power to parliament to nominate their 
own committees; 2d, Act abrogating the Act of 1669, asserting the 
king's supremacy over causes ecclesiastical ; 3d, Act anent persons 
not to be employed in public trust ; 4th, Act concerning the nomi- 
nation of the ordinary lords of Session. September 1690, 209 

157. Articles as to the surrender of the castle of Islandstalker, between 

Archibald, Earl of Argyll, and John Stewart, fiar of Ardseall, by 
which John Stewart engages to deliver the castle on the 10th, with 
the boats or birlins, and to join in reducing the inhabitants of Glen- 
coan ; and the earl engages that the surrender shall not prejudice 
the said John Stewart in any claim he had against the laird of Appin 
for expenses made by him in keeping the house. The earl further 
agrees to apply to procure a remission to Stewart of any forfeiture 
for rebellion ; and to receive him, with Duncan Stewart of Ardseall, 
his father, and all descended of their family, into the protection of 
their Majesties' government. 9th October 1690, 213 

158. Petition by a meeting of Presbyterian ministers, held in Edinburgh, to 

the High Commissioner and the lords of the Privy Council, in refer- 
ence to decreets of locality for fixing the stipends and other similar 
matters, signed by the Rev. David Williamson, moderator, 1690, ... 215 

159. Petition by Arthur Upton, Esquire, an Irish gentleman, to be allowed 

to raise a regiment of Irish Protestants in Scotland for service in 
Ireland, he having received a commission from the Estates of Scot- 
land to that effect. Circa 1690, 217 

160. Articles whereby Major-General Buchan and Brigadier Sir George 

Barclay, general officers of King James the Seventh's forces in Scot- 
land, agree to commit no acts of hostility against the subjects of 
Scotland, or of England, until 1st October next; while the Earl of 
Breadalbane engages that no acts of hostility nor depredations be 
committed on the said officers, any whom they command, chieftains, 
etc., till the said date. Achallader, 30th June 1691. Certain 
private articles appended to the foregoing provide, that if there were 



lvi ABSTRACTS OP CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE 

PAGE 

an invasion or rising in Britain, the articles should be null ; if his ■ 
Majesty did not approve of them, they should be null, etc. That if 
King William or Queen Mary denied any of these articles, Lord 
Breadalbane was to join the chieftains with 1000 men, over and 
above the particular sums of money promised to the several chiefs, 217 

161. Submission by Bonald M'Donald of Aughtera on behalf of the laird 

of Glengarry and others, setting forth that if a pass were granted to 
Major-General Buchan and to Major-General Cannon, and their 
friends and servants, to go beyond seas, the laird and his friends 
would submit to the government. Fort-William, 30th December 
1691, 219 

162. A paper written by George, Earl of Melville, for King William the 

Third, vindicating the earl's administration in Scotland ; with cor- 
rections in the handwriting of Mr. Carstares. Circa 1691, 219 

163. Warrant by the lords of the Privy Council to David, Earl of Leven, 

and Lord Kuthven, to confer with the Earl of Seaforth, to speak 
with Colin Mackenzie, his uncle, for surrendering Island Donald. 
26th January 1692, 224 

164. Warrant by the lords of Privy Council to Sir Thomas Livingstone, 

commander-in-chief, to convey, and to the Earl of Leven, governor, 
to receive Charles, Earl of Home, as a prisoner in the castle of Edin- 
burgh. 9th June 1692, 225 

165. Warrant by the lords of the Privy Council to the deputy-governor of 

the castle of Edinburgh, in absence of the Earl of Leven, to allow 
the Countess of Seaforth to have access to the earl, her husband, 
while he was a prisoner. Edinburgh, 15th September 1692, 225 

166. Observations by George, Earl of Melville, on a report made by Sir 

James Montgomerie of Skelmorlie to King James the Seventh. 
This bears to be the substance of advice given by Sir James Mont- 
gomerie to King James, and his opinion regarding the state of affairs 
in Scotland, etc. Circa 1693, 225 

167. Warrant by the Privy Council of Scotland to David, Earl of Leven, 

to receive the Earl of Home as a prisoner. 1st March 1696, 233 

108. Information given by Sir John M'Lean to George, Earl of Melville, 
about a proposed rising in favour of King James the Seventh, being 
the substance of a conversation held between Sir John and the earl. 
Circa 1703, 233 

169. Route for a cornet or lieutenant and 30 men of the Horse Guards from 
Nottingham to Berwick. Signed by Henry St. John. 3d July 
1707, 235 



AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. lvii 

PAGE 

170. Warrant by the Privy Council of Great Britain to David, Earl of 

Leven, to apprehend the Duke of Hamilton. Signed by John, Duke 

of Marlborough, etc. Kensington, 8th March 1707, 236 

171. Warrant by the Privy Council of Great Britain to David, Earl of 

Leven, to apprehend the Duke of Gordon. Signed by the Duke of 
Marlborough, etc. Kensington, 8th March 1707, 237 

172. Warrant by the Privy Council of Scotland to receive the Duke of 

Gordon, the Earl of Moray, and others, as prisoners in the castle of 
Edinburgh. 24th March 1708, 237 

173. Warrant by the Privy Council of Great Britain to apprehend the Duke 

of Gordon. St. James's, 30th March 1708, 238 

174. List of Persons for whom warrants were issued. The list comprises 

the Duke of Gordon, the Marquis of Huntly, and a great number of 
others. 1708, 238 

175. Certificate by Patrick Campbell and Finlay M'Nivan, servitors to the 

Earl of Breadalbane, to the effect that Lieutenant-Colonel Campbell 
of Fonnab required the earl to deliver himself up to be carried a 
prisoner to Edinburgh, and the earl answered he could not go 
because of sickness. Taymouth, 20th March 1708, 240 

176. Report by Lieutenant Robert Campbell, relating his proceedings in 

obedience to orders he had received for searching for and conducting 
the persons of the Duke of Athole, the Viscount of Stormont, Lord 
Nairne, and Lord Drummond to Edinburgh. Lord Drummond and 
Lord Stormont were not at home, Lord Nairne was at Paisley, the 
Duke of Athole was indisposed, though the lieutenant subsequently 
got notice that the Viscount of Stormont and Struan Robertson 
were with the Duke when he had called. Edinburgh, 23d March 
1708, 241 

177. Warrant by the Privy Council of Great Britain to David, Earl of 

Leven, commander-in-chief in Scotland, to send the prisoners appre- 
hended for high treason up to London. Kensington, 15th April 
1708, 242 

178. List of Prisoners sent to London 30th April, 7th May, and 14th May 

1708, 242 

179. Declaration by David, Earl of Leven, while under sickness, that certain 

charges made against him in an affidavit by James Frazer, third son 
to Frazer of Culduthell, shortly after the accession of George the 
First, of corresponding with the Earl of Perth, etc., were altogether 
false and groundless. 8th March 1719, ,, 243 

VOL. III. h 



lviii CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE, ETC. 



Two Additional Melville Writs at Wemyss Castle, printed and 
lithographed from the Originals. 

PAGE 

180. Indenture between Sir John Wemyss of that Ilk, and John Melville of 

Raith, relative to the water privilege of the mill of Pitconmark. 
12th June 1427, 245 

181. Bond of Manrent by John Melville, heir-apparent of Raith, to Sir John 

Wemyss of that Ilk. 16th August 1487, 246 



CHARTERS 



OF 



THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE 



AND OF 



THE LESLIES OF LEYEK 



1. Charter by King William the Lion to G-alfrid of Melville, and 
Gregory, his heir, of lands in Liberton and Leadburn. [1165-1170.] 1 

Willelmus, Rex Scottorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, clericis 
et laicis, futuris et presentibus, salutem : Sciatis me concessisse, et hac carta mea 
confirmasse, Galfrido de Mala uilla et Gregorio, heredi suo, terrain illam quam 
Malbeth tenuit in Libertona, per [istas diujisas per quas idem Malbeth earn tenuit, 
et terram de Lecbernard per suas rectas diuisas : Tenendas sibi et heredibus suis de 
me et heredibus meis, ita libere et quiete et eadem condicione et eodem seruicio 
quo carta Eegis Malcolmi, fratris mei, eis testatur et confirmat : Testibus, Niehol- 
aio, can[cellario], Comite Waldeuo, Dauide Olifard, Philippo de Valoniis, came- 
rario, Eicardo, capellano, Eicardo Cumin, fratre Willelmo Dolepene, Jordano de 
Ord ; apvd Linlidq. 

1 The originals of this and the other the county of Fife. Where any charter or 

charters and -writs are, for the most part, writ is printed from any other repository, 

in the custody of Lady Elizabeth Jane Leslie the custody is stated in a note at the foot 

Melville Cartwright, at Melville House, in of the page. 

VOL. III. A 



CHARTERS OP THE MELVILLES OP MELVILLE [1165- 



2. Charter by King William the Lion to Gregory of Melville, of Granton, 

in exchange for land in Ednam. [1165-1170.] 

Willelmus, Rex Scottorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, clericis 
et laicis, salutem : Sciant presentes et futuri me dedisse et concessisse, et hac carta 
niea confirmasse, Gregorio de Maleuin, Grendun, per rectas diuisas suas, in excamb- 
ium duarum carrucatarum terre quas Rex Malcolmus, frater meus, ei dederat in 
Edenham : Tenendum sibi et heredibus suis de me et de heredibus meis, cum 
quietancia multure dominice domus sue, in feudo et hereditate, plenarie et honorifice, 
libere et quiete, per seruicium unius arcarii cum equo in exercitu : Testibus, Dauide, 
fratre meo, Mcholaio, cancellario, Comite Waldeuo, Dauide Olifarde, iusticiario, 
Philippo de Ualoniis, camerario, Gileberto, filio Richerii, Roberto de Quinci, 
Willelmo de Haia, Willelmo de Lindesi, Roberto, filio Ursi, Waltero de Berkelai ; 
apud Berewic. 

3. Charter by King William the Lion to Richard, son of Gregory of 

Melville, of Granton, in exchange for land in Ednam. [1165-1189.] 

Willelmus, Dei gracia Rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre 
sue, clericis et laicis, salutem : Sciant presentes et futuri me concessisse, et hac 
carta mea confirmasse, Ricardo, filio Gregorii de Maleuilla, Grendun, per rectas 
diuisas suas, in excambium duarum karrucatarum terre quas Rex Malcolmus, frater 
meus, patri suo dederat in Edenam : Tenendum sibi et heredibus suis de me et 
heredibus meis, in feudo et hereditate, ita libere et quiete, plenarie et honorifice, 
sicut carta mea data super hoc Gregorio testatur et confirmat ; saluo seruicio meo : 
Testibus, Comite Dauide, fratre meo, Waltero Olifarde, Willelmo de Lindezai, 
Roberto de Londoniis, Willelmo de Haia, Willelmo Giffarde, Malcolmo, filio 
Comitis Dunecani ; apud Kingor. 

4. Charter by Richard of Melville, confirming an agreement between 

Galfrid of Melville and Matilda, his mother, as to the lands of 
Stenhouse. [1165-11 89.] l 

Ricardus, filius Gregorii de Maleuilla, omnibus hominibus et amicis suis, sal- 
utem : Sciant presentes et futuri me concessisse, et hac carta mea confirmasse 
conuencionem factam inter Galfridum de Maleuilla et Matildam Malherbe, matrem 
suam, scilicet, quod ipsa Matilda medietatem de Retreuin, que fuit dotarium 

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suum, quietam clamauit, et terram cle Stanlms in excambio dotarii sui recepit : 
Tenendam sibi per illas diuisas per quas Gregorius, pater meus, terram de Stanhus 
tenuit, et ita libere et quiete sicut aliqua mulier dotarium suum liberius, quiecius 
tenet, et sicut cirographum inter eos factum testatur et confirmat : Testibus, 
Waltero Olifarde, Willelmo de Lindezai, Eoberto de Londoniis, Willeltno de Haia, 
Willelmo Giffarde, Malcolmo, filio comitis Dunecani, Davide, fratre suo. 

5, Charter by King William the Lion, confirming Charter by Bichard of 
Melville to Galfrid of Melville, his uncle, of Granton and other 
lands. [1165-1189.] 

Willelmus, Dei gracia Eex Scottorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre 
sue, clericis et laicis, salutem : Sciant presentes et futuri me concessisse, et hac 
carta mea confirmasse, donacionem illam quam Eicardus de Maleuilla fecit 
Galfrido de Maleuilla, auunculo suo, filio Matilde Malherbe, scilicet totam terram 
de Grendun, per rectas diuisas suas, et totam terram de Stanhus, per illas diuisas 
per quas Gregorius, pater prefati Eicardi, eas tenuit ; et terram illam quam 
Eicardus Hangedeul per suas rectas diuisas tenet : Tenendas sibi et heredibus 
suis de prefato Eicardo et heredibus suis, in feudo et hereditate, cum omnibus 
libertatibus et iustis pertineuciis suis, ita libere et quiete, plenarie et honorifice, 
sicut carta ipsius Eicardi testatur et confirmat ; saluo seruicio meo : Testibus, 
Comite Dauide, Comite Dunecano, Waltero Olifarde, Willelmo de Lindesai, Alex- 
andra de Sancto Martino, Hugone Giffarde, Eoberto de Londoniis, Eoberto de 
Berkelai, Waltero de Berkelai, camerario, Malcolmo, filio comitis Dunecani ; apud 
Kingor. 

6. Charter by King William the Lion to Eichard, son of Gregory of 
Melville, of land in Liberton. [1180-1190.] 

Willelmus, Dei gracia Eex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, 
clericis et laicis, salutem : Sciant presentes et futuri me concessisse, et hac carta 
mea confirmasse, Eicardo, filio Gregorii de Maleuilla, terram illam que est iuxta 
domum, que fuit Malbet Bere in Libertuna, quam Galfridus de Maleuilla tenuit 
tempore Eegis Malcolmi, fratris mei, de dono suo : Tenendam sibi et heredibus 
suis de me et heredibus meis in feudo et hereditate, ita libere et quiete, sicut carta 
Eegis Malcolmi, fratris mei, data Galfrido de Maleuilla super hoc testatur et con- 
firmat ; saluo seruicio meo : Testibus, Comite Dauid, fratre meo, Waltero Olifarde, 
Willelmo de Lindesai, Eoberto de Londoniis, Willelmo de Haia, Malcolmo, filio 
comitis Dunecani ; apud Kingor. 



4 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [c. 1190. 

7. Charter by King William the Lion to Eichard of Melville, son of 

Gregory, of lands in Liberton and Leadburn. Circa 1190. 

Willelmus, Dei gracia Eex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue 
salutem : Sciant presentes et futuri me concessisse, et hac carta mea confirmasse, 
Eicardo de Maleuin, filio Gregorii, in feudo et hereditate, terram illam quam 
Malbet tenuit in Libertuna per easdem diuisas per quas idem Malbet earn tenuit, 
et terram de Lecbernarde per suas rectas diuisas : Tenendas sibi et heredibus 
suis de me et heredibus meis, ita libere et quiete et eadem condicione et eodem 
seruicio quo carta Eegis Malcolmi, fratris mei, super hoc data Galfrido et Gregorio 
de Maleuin testatur et confirmat : Testibus, Comite Dauid, fratre meo, Eoberto 
de Londoniis, Waltero Olifarde, Willelmo de Lindesai, Willelmo de Haia, Eoberto, 
capellano meo, Eicardo de Prebenda, et Willelmo Maluesin, clericis meis ; apud 
Kingorn. 

8. Charter by Eeginald Prat of Tyndale to^EicHARD of Melville, of Muiravon- 

side, with his daughter, Margaret, in marriage. [1189-1199.] 

Eeginaldus Prat de Tindale, omnibus amicis suis, clericis et laicis, salutem : 
Sciant tarn presentes quam futuri me dedisse et concessisse, et hac carta mea con- 
firmasse, Eicardo de Maluille, cum Margareta, filia mea, Morgunessete, in liberum 
maritagium, per has diuisas, scilicet, sicut antiqua uia tendit de Sauelmesforde 
usque ad sedem Sancti Morgani, et de sede usque ad petram quam predictus 
Eicardus posuit consilio predicti Eeginaldi, et de predicta petra sicut Witherlem 
se tenet usque ad magnam uiam de parte occidentali de Armethe, et sicut uia se habet 
usque in riuulum manantem de Monecapel, et [de] Monecapel uersus occidentem 
usque ad capud riuuli manantis usque ad Suth Mossam, et sicut mossa et sicca 
terra se extendunt usque ad rupem de occidentali parte mosse, et de rupe usque 
ad paruum nigrum montem, et de monte usque ad occidentalem partem de petera 
de Morgunessete, et sicut petera et sicca terra se extendunt uersus orientem usque 
ad riuulum manantem de petera, et sicut riuulus manat usque ad Auin : 
Tenendam sibi et heredibus suis de me et heredibus meis, in feudo et hereditate, 
libere et quiete et honorifice, in bosco, in piano, in pratis, in pascuis, in moris, in 
aquis, in molendinis, et omnibus aisiamentis, tarn non nominatis quam nominatis, 
et cum communi pastura de Manuel ; ita libere et quiete quam aliquis miles in 
tota terra domini Regis Scottorum liberius et quietius aliquod maritagium 
possidet : Hiis testibus, Simone de Hal, Willelmo de Hawelt[un], Da vide de Graham, 
Eandulfo, filio Simonis, Johanne Prat, Eeginaldo, fratre eius, Petro, capellano 












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1241.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 5 

Malcolmo, theino de Calentar, Johanne, filio Gilbriht, Gerardo Prat, Ricardo 
Palmero, Ysac, filio eius, Waltero de Pollem[ont], Godwin, filio Suani, Adam, filio 
Stani, Willelmo, filio eius, Jurdano, Elya, cliente domini Regis, et multis aliis. 

9. Charter by King William the Lion, confirming the gift by Reginald 

Prat to Richard of Melville of Muiravonside. [1189-1199.] 

Willelmus, Dei gracia Rex Scottorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, 
clericis et laicis, salutem : Sciant presentes et futuri me concessisse, et hac carta 
mea confirmasse, donacionem illam quam Reginaldus Prat fecit Ricardo de Maleuin 
de terra de Murganesete, quam Reginaldus predicto Ricardo cum Margareta, filia 
eius, in liberum maritagium dedit : Tenendam sibi et lieredibus suis de predicto 
Reginaldo et heredibus suis per rectas diuisas suas et cum omnibus iustis per- 
tinenciis suis, ita libere et quiete, plenarie et honorifice, sicut aliquod maritagium 
in toto regno meo liberius et quiecius, plenius et honorificencius, tenetur et teneri 
debet, et sicut carta predicti Reginaldi testatur ; saluo seruicio meo : Testibus, 
Hugone, cancellario meo, Willelmo Cumin, Malcolmo, filio Comitis Dunecani, 
Willelmo de Haia, Geruasio Auenel, Henrico medico, Hugone de Kaledoure, 
Simone de Haheltun, Dauide de Graham ; apud Lillidqu. 

10. Charter by King William the Lion to Galfrid, son of Richard 

of Innerkunniglas, confirming the lands of Balwearie. 1202-1214. 

Willelmus, Dei gracia Rex Scottorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, 
clericis et laicis, salutem : Sciant presentes et futuri, me concessisse, et hac carta 
mea confirmasse, Galfrido, filio Ricardi de Innerkunnigglas, donacionem illam quam 
Patricius, abbas de Dunfermline, et eiusdem loci conuentus, ei fecerunt de terra de 
Balweri : Tenendam sibi et heredibus suis, in feudo et hereditate, per rectas diuisas, 
predicte terre et cum omnibus aliis ad earn iuste pertinentibus, ita libere et quiete, 
plenarie et honorifice, sicut carta predicti Patricii, abbatis, et conuentus testatur ; 
saluo seruicio meo : Testibus, Willelmo, capellano meo, Willelmo de Boscho, 
magistro Nicholaio, medico meo, Alexandre, filio Thoraldi, Herberto de Camera, 
Adam, filio eius, Johanne de Striuelin, Ricardo Reuel ; apud Clacmanan, primo 
die Marcii. 

1 1 . Charter by Henry, son of Earl David, to a chaplain in the chapel of 

Inchmartin, of three merks yearly. 1st November 1241. 

Omnibus hanc cartam uisuris uel audituris, Henricus, Alius Comitis Dauid, 
salutem : Noueritis me dedisse, et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse, pro salute 



6 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1241. 

anime mee et animarum antecessorum meoruiu atque successorum meoruna, Deo et 
beate Marie et sancto Anclree apostolo, ad sustentacionem vnius capellani qui per- 
petuo deseruiet in capella de Inchemartyn infra curiam meam, tres marcas 
redditus, scilicet, viginti solidos de duabus bouatis terre quas Ricardus, filius Rogeri, 
tenuit de me, et decern solidos de una bouata terre quam Willelmus Symple tenuit 
de me, et decern solidos de una bouata terre quam Alicia, uidua, tenuit de me, die 
quo ilia carta data fuit, scilicet, die omnium sanctorum, anno gracie millesimo 
ducentesimo quadragesimo primo. Et sciendum est quod isti quadraginta solidi 
debent solui in capella de Inchemartyn dicto capellano qui ibidem deseruiet per 
illos qui tenebunt dictam terram, scilicet, viginti solidi die sancti Martini in byeme 
et viginti solidi die Pentecostes. Et si ita contingat quod illi qui tenebunt dictam 
terram defecerint in solucione dictorum denariorum soluendorum die sancti 
Martini, uel in crastinum, et die Pentecostes uel in crastinum, dicti tenentes dabunt 
sex denarios de pena quolibet die et summa[m] duo solidorum pro qualibet bouata 
terre dicto capellano donee dicti denarii plenarie persoluantur. Preterea sciendum 
est quod dictus capellanus habebit mansionem in qua Johannes, capellanus, solebat 
manere, cum gardino et curta ex parte aquilonis dicte mansionis et unum toftum 
ex parte aquilonis juxta curiam grangie mee : Tenendas et babendas dicto 
capellano qui dicte capelle deseruiet de me et heredibus meis, in puram et per- 
petuam elemosinam, adeo libere sicuti ulla elemosina datur liberius in regione 
Scocye. Volo autem quod dictus capellanus instituatur per me uel per heredes meos, 
et si custodia terre aduenerit post dicessum meum uel heredum meorum dictus 
capellanus instituetur per custodem terre ; et quod dictus capellanus presentabitur 
domino episcopo Sancti Andree per me uel per heredes meos si ita contingat, uel 
per custodem terre : Et ut hec mea donacio et carte mee confirmacio rata et 
stabilis perseueretur, huic presenti carte sigillum meum apposui ; hiis testibus, 
Gileberto, Dei gratia abbate de Cupro, Johanne, eadem gratia abbate de Lundors, 
Malcomo de la Haye, persona de Erole, Andrea de Striueling, persona de 
Inchethor, Roberto, vicario de Forgrund, Gileberto de la Haye, Henrico de Aber- 
nithin, Johanne de Cambrun, Maygnus de Munnorgrund, Michaele de Stratoun, 
et aliis. 

12. Charter by John of Pincerna to Sir John of Inchmartin of the 
Lands of Pitmiddil. 21st June 1304. 

SciANT presentes et futuri quod ego, Johannes de Pincerna, filius et heres domini 
Johannis de Pincerna, quondam domini de Elyhoke, vendidi et confirmaui domino 
Johanni de Inchemartyn et heredibus suis de me et heredibus meis imperpetuum 



1311.] AND OP THE LESLIES OP LEVEN. 7 

totam terrain cum suis pertinenciis quam habui in tenemento de Petmedil, 
raoione excambii baronie de Elyhoke, pro quinquies viginti libris bonorum et lega- 
lium sterlingorum mihi in mea necessitate in pecunia numerata bene et integre 
per maims predicti domini Johannis persolutis, de quaquidem pecunia teneo 
me fideliter perpacatum, et dictum dominum Jobannem et heredes suos imper- 
petuum quitos clamo ; excepta vna acra terre quam ego, Johannes de Pincerna, 
dedi Ade, garcioni meo, pro tempore vite sue, et post mortem dicti Ade dicta acra 
reuertetur predicto domino Johanni de Inchemartyn et heredibus suis : Tenendam 
et habendam eidem domino Johanni et heredibus suis vel eorum assignatis terram 
predictam cum suis pertinenciis imperpetuum adeo libere et pacifice sicut predictam 
terram in aliquo tempore tenui ; ita quod nee ego, Johannes de Pincerna, nee 
heredes mei, nee aliquis causa proprietatis sanguinis mee aut antecessorum meorum 
s^re heredum meorum, aut ex causa alicuius alterius condicionis nomine nostro 
decetero aliquod ius uel clamium in dicta terra cum suis pertinenciis habere vel 
vendicare poterimus imperpetuum : Et in cuius rei testimonium, quia sigillum 
meum non est satis notorium, sigillum officii decanatuum de Perth et de Gouery, 
vna cum sigillo meo, ad instanciam meam, huic presenti scripto apponi procuraui : 
Data carta die dominica proxima ante festum natiuitatis beati Johannis Baptiste, 
anno gratie millesimo tricentesimo quarto, apud Inchemartyn ; hiis testibus, 
domino Richardo del Hay, domino Gilberto, filio suo, domino Johanne Cambrun, 
domino Roberto de Harcrasse, tunc vicecomite de Perth, militibus, Petro de Brun- 
tona, tunc constabulario de Perth, Michaele Scot, filio, Rogero Mortimer, Valtero 
de Alithe, Thoma, filio suo, Dauide de Blar, Edmundo de Leys, Andrea de Monor- 
grund, et multis aliis. 



1 3. Charter by Henry of Melville, son of Reginald of Melville, to John, 
called son of Moroc, of Torprek, for ten years, for a merk yearly. 5th 
April 1311. 

Omnibus hoc scriptum visuris vel audituris, Henricus de Maleuil, filius et heres 
Raynaldi de Maleuil, et Margareta, sponsa sua, salutem in Domino : Nouerit 
vniuersitas vestra me, Henricum, de consensu dicte Margarete, sponse mee, con- 
cessisse et ad firmam dimisisse Johanni, dicto filio Moroc, totam terram meam 
de Torpreke, cum omnibus juribus, asiamentis, libertatibus ad dictam terram per- 
tinentibus seu pertinere valentibus quoquo modo, vsque ad terminum decern 
annorum plenarie completorum, pro vna marca sterlingorum legalium mihi et 
heredibus meis et assignatis a se, heredibus suis vel assignatis, annuatim ad duos 



8 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1311. 

terminos persoluenda, videlicet, dimidia marca in festo Pentecostes et dimidia 
marca in festo sancti Martini in kyeme, termino sui introitus in dictam 
terram incipiente in festo Pentecostes anni Domini m.ccc. vndecimi, ac ter- 
mino prime solucionis dicte firme inchoante in festo Pentecostes anni Domini 
m.ccc. duodecimi, et sic de anno in annum et de termino in terminum vsque ad 
completum terminum decern annorum : Et si contingat, quod absit, dictum 
Johannem, heredes suos vel assignatos, per communem guerram impediri 
quominus dicta terra vel vestura eius libere gaudere poterit, volo quod tanto 
tempore vltra dictum terminum decern annorum dictam terram pro firma prefata, 
et ad terminos prenotatos habeat per quantum fuerit legittime impeditus. Volo 
eciam, et me per presentes obligo, quod si dictam terram aliquo modo vendere, in- 
pignorare seu alienare decreuero, eidem Johanni, saluo sibi termino predicto decern 
annorum dictam terram offeram venalem vel inpignorandam, et pro minori precio 
eidem concedam quam alii cuicunque. Item, si contingat, quod non velit Deus, 
me, heredes meos vel assignatos, contra premissa vel premissorum aliquod venire, 
directe vel indirecte, clam vel palam, obligo me, heredes meos et assignatos ad 
refusionem dampnorum et expensarum, que vel quas dictus Johannes, heredes sui 
vel assignati, occasione istius conuencionis nostre non seruate, incurrerint seu 
fecerint, estimandorum secundum visum trium fidedignorum, ad hoc eciam fidem 
prestiti in manu dicti Johannis corporalem. Ego vero, heredes mei et assignati, 
dictam terram in forma premissa, dicto Johanni, heredibus et assignatis suis, contra 
omnes homines et feminas sumptibus nostris warantizabimus et defendemus vsque 
ad sepedictuni terminum decern annorum. In cuius rei testimonium sigillum 
meum presentibus apposui ; et quia sigillum meum notum non est, sigilla com- 
munitatis de Striuelin et reuerendi patris, abbatis de Canibuskynet, apponi pro- 
curaui : Testibus, Willelmo Eufo, Cristino Louhlan, Willelmo de Kincardyn, 
burgensibus de Striuelyn, Patricio, filio Gillasj>oc, Michaele, filio Gilgrist, 
Willelmo, filio Vati, Adam, filio Malisii, Ferbals de Striuelynsir. Datum apud 
Striuelyn, die Lune proxime post festum sancti Ambrosii, anno Domini m°ccc° 
vndecimo. 



14. Confirmation by King David the Second of a gift by John of Inchture 
to Gilbert of Inverltjnan, of six oxgangs of land in Balgally. 31st 
December [1342]. 

Datjid, Dei gratia Kex [Scottorum], omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, salu- 
tem : Sciatis nos concessisse, et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse, donacionem 
illam quam Johannes [de Inchethure] fecit Gilberto de [Inuejrlunane de sex bouatis 



1345.] AND OP THE LESLIES OP LEVEN. 9 

terre in Balgally et cle duobus toftis et de duobus ortis ad dictas sex bouatas terre 
cum pertinenciis spectantibus : Teueiidis et habendis eidem Gilberto et heredibus 
suis et suis assignatis de predicto Johaune et heredibus suis, in feodo et bereditate, 
per omnes rectas metas et diuisas suas, adeo libere, quiete, plenarie, integre et 
honorifice, cum omnimodis libertatibus, commoditatibus, aysiamentis et iustis 
pertinenciis suis, in omnibus et per omnia, sicut carta predicti Johannis prefato 
Gilberto exinde confecta plenius iuste proportat et testatur ; saluo seruicio nostro : 
In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte nostre sigillum nostrum precepimus 
apponi; testibus, venerabili in Christo patre, domino Willelmo, Dei gratia episcopo 
Sancti Andree, Roberto, senescallo Scocie, nepote nostro, Duncano, comite de 
Fyf, Johanne Ranulphi, comite Morauie, domino vallis Anandie et Mannie, 
Patricio de Dunbarr, comite Marcbie, Mauricio de Morauia, Malcolmo Flemyng, 
et Tboma de Carnoto, cancellario nostro, militibus ; apud Dunfermelyne, vltimo 
die Decembris anno regni nostri quarto decimo. 

15. Agreement between William, prior of St. Andrews, and John of Mel- 
ville, lord of that ilk, conveying a half carrucate of land in Preston to 
the priory, etc. 4th July 1345. 

In Dei nomine amen : Anno ab incarnacione Domini millesimo tricentesimo 
quadragesimo quinto, quarto nonas Julia, facta est hec composicio apud Sanctum 
Andream inter religiosos viros, dominos Willelmum, priorem ecclesie Sancti 
Andree, et eiusdem loci conuentum, ex parte vna, et Johannem de Maleuyle, 
dominum de eadem, ex parte altera, videlicet, quod dictus Johannes de 
Maleuyle de consensu et assensu Thome de Maleuy], filii et heredis eiusdem 
Johannis, dedit, concessit et hoc presenti scripto confirmauit priori et cano- 
nicis Deo et Beate Marie et Sancto Andree apostolo in ecclesia eiusdem 
Sancti Andree seruientibus et in perpetuum seruituris, vnam dimidiam car- 
rucatam terre de terra et dominio suo de Prestoun, iacentem inter terram 
de Rycardystoun ex parte orientali, et terram de Estyrhyldcleffe ex parte 
occidental^ et inter terram que vocatur le Hylle ex parte australi et terram de 
Parklyne ex parte boriali, cum omnibus iustis pertinenciis suis, libertatibus, 
commoditatibus et asyamentis, ad dictam terram spectantibus seu spiectare valen- 
tibus quoquomodo, in puram, liberam et perpetuam elemosinam : Tenendam et 
habendam, ita libere, quiete, plenarie, honorifice et pacifice, sicut aliqua terra 
elemosinata in toto regno Scocie liberius vel quiecius tenetur seu possidetur, ab 
omni consuetudine, exactione vel demanda seculari seu seruicio forinseco domini 
nostri Regis vel alterius cuiuscumque ; ita tamen quod domini de Prestoun, qui 
VOL. III. B 



10 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1345. 

pro tempore fuerint, de lmiusmodi seruicio quantum ad dictam dimidiam carruca- 
tam terre pertinet respondebunt : Dictus vero Johannes et lieredes sui, de licencia 
et gracia speciali dictorum religiosorum, habebunt lapides de lapidicinio infra pre- 
dictam dimidiam carrucatam terre de Prestoun, ad sua propria edificia construenda 
in manerio suo de Prestoun, et liberum introitum et exitum ad dictum lapidi- 
cinium pro laj)idibus ad constructionem dicti manerii apportandis, vbi prefati 
religiosi viri minus possunt ledi sen dampnificari : Dicti vero religiosi viri, prior et 
canonici Sancti Andree ecclesie, de vnanimi consensu eorundem et assensu, 
dederunt et concesserunt in perpetuum, capellano Deo et beate Marie ac beato 
Leonardo in capella beati Leonardi de Eetreuyne seruienti et in futurum seruituro, 
omnes minutas decimas ad dictam villam de Eetreuyne tantummodo pertinentes ; 
saluis dictis religiosis viris decimis garbalibus ipsius ville de Eetreuyne et 
mortuariis pro corpore presenti, domini et domine de Eetreuyne, qui pro tempore 
fuerint debitis et consuetis ; et saluis vicario de Lynlythqw, qui pro tempore 
fuerit, quatuor denariis pro quolibet corpore defuncto de dicta villa de Eetreuyne, 
et diuisis, predicto vicario vel suis capellanis legatis : Dictus vero Johannes et 
heredes sui ministrabuut capellano, qui in predicta capella deseruiet, omnia 
necessaria in victu et vestitu et laboris mercede, honeste et sufBcienter, de firmis 
terrarum suarum de Eetreuyne et de Prestoun, ita quod dictus capellanus nichil 
amplius exiget a dictis religiosis priore et canonicis Sancti Andree preter minutas 
decimas ville de Eetreuyne supranominatas et concessas : Capellanus vero qui in 
predicta ecclesia deseruiet eligetur et ponetur in ea per priorem Sancti Andree 
qui pro tempore fuerit : Qui si fuerit probabiliter inuentus defectuosus per pre- 
dictum dominum priorem ammouebitm-, et alius loco sui surrogabitur per eundem : 
Et quilibet capellanus in ea modo supradicto ponendus faciet fidelitatem ecclesie 
de Lynlythqw quod dicta ecclesia per eum contra presentem concessionem in 
nullo pacietur detrimentum seu preiudicium : Et si dictus [Johannes] vel heredes 
sui conuenire poterunt cum capellano qui in dicta capella deseruiet quod sit ad 
mensam eorundem, licitum sit eis de eisdem minutis decimis disponere pro 
tempore quo uixerit in [mensa cum] eisdem : Capellanus vero qui in predicta 
capella deseruiet, in presencia vicarii de Lynlythqw qui pro tempore fuerit, pres- 
tabic iuramentum quod ipsum in seruicio dicte capelle, 

fidelitatem domino de Eetreuyne in dando sibi consilio cum ab eo requisitus 
fuerit, et in celando consilium eiusdem cum ei per ipsum fuerit reuelatum : Et 
si contingat quod propter [communem] guerram, et vastituatem patrie vel vllum 
ineuitabilem casum in dicta ecclesia capellanum inueniri non posse, tunc toto 
tempore quo capellanus caruerit, predicte minute decime de [Eetreuyne per 
dominum] eiusdem et camerarium domini prioris et canonicorum Sancti Andree 



1358.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 11 

qui pro tempore fuerint communiter congregabuntur, vel quemque alium de 
ipsorum communi consilio deputatuni, ad opus et vsum futuri capellani totaliter et 
integraliter conseruabuntur : Et si contingat, quod absit, dictam dimidiam carru- 
catam terre a prefatis religiosis euinci propter defectum defensionis et varan - 
tizacionis dicti Joliannis vel lieredum suorum, vel presentem donacionem et 
composicionem per ipsos vel eorum aliquem vel aliter quouismodo in aliquo 
reuocari seu infringi, extunc predicte minute decime de Retreuyne, ad prefatos 
priorem et canonicos Sancti Andree, ipso facto et sine cuiuscumque alterius 
auctoritate, siue declaracione vel sentencia, libere reuertantur : Et idem per omnia 
fiat de predicta dimidia carrucata terre conuerso modo ad predictum Johannem et 
heredes suos si dicte decime per prefatos religiosos detente fuerint seu reuocate : 
Et ad omnia premissa fideliter et inuiolabiliter obseruanda, predicte partes, tactis 
sacrosanctis Dei ewangeliis, hincinde se suo sacramento obligarunt : In quorum 
omnium fidele testimonium, parti hums scripti in modum indenture confecti, 
penes prefatos priorem et canonicos Sancti Andree remanenti, sigilla predictorum 
Johannis de Maleuyl et Thome de Maleuyl, heredis ipsius Johannis, vnacum sigillo 
reuerendi in Christo patris, domini Willelmi, Dei gracia episcojii Sancti Andree, 
qui omnia et singula premissa auctoritate sua approbauit, ratificauit et confir- 
mauit, sunt appensa; parti vero penes predictum Johannem et heredes suos 
remanenti, sigillum commune capituli Sancti Andree, vnacum sigillo predicti 
reuerendi in Christo patris sunt appensa ; data et acta sunt hec, die, loco et anno 
supradictis. 

16. Confirmation by Kinc4 David the Second of a Charter by John of Inch- 
tube to Gilbert of Inverlunan, of six oxgangs of land in Balgally. 
28th June [1358]. 

Dauid, Dei gracia Rex Scottorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, 
salutem : Sciatis nos approbasse, ratificasse et hac presenti carta nostra confir- 
masse donacionem illam quam quondam Johannes de Inchethure fecit Gilberto de 
Inuerlounane, de sex bouatis terre cum duobus toftis et duobus ortis cum pertinen- 
ciis, in tenemento de Balgally, infra vicecomitatum de Perth : Tenendis et haben- 
dis eidem Gilberto et heredibus suis, in feodo et hereditate, per omnes rectas 
metas et diuisas suas, cum omnibus libertatibus, commoditatibus, aysiamentis et 
iustis pertinenciis quibuscunque, ad dictas sex bouatas terre cum duobus toftis et 
duobus ortis cum pertinenciis spectantibus seu quoquomodo iuste spectare valentibus 
in futurum, adeo libere et quiete, plenarie, integre et honorifice, in omnibus et per 
omnia, sicut carta predicti quondam Johannis eidem Gilberto inde confecta in se 



12 CHARTERS OP THE MELVILLES OP MELVILLE [1362-8. 

plenius iuste continet et proportat ; saluo seruicio nostro : In cuius rei testimo- 
nium presenti carte nostre confirmacionis sigillum nostrum precepimus apponi ; 
testibus, venerabili in Christo patre, Willelmo, episcopo Sanctiandree, Roberto, 
senescallo Scocie, comite de Stratherne, nepote nostro, Willelmo, comite de 
Douglas, Eoberto de Erskyn, et Johanne de Prestoun, militibus, apud Edinburgh, 
vicesimo octauo die Junii, anno regni nostri vicesimo nono. 

1 7. Charter by Robert, Steward of Scotland, Earl of Strathern, to John 
Gray of Eastwood, of the lands of Bourland of Rass. [1362-1368.] 

Omnibus hoc scriptum visuris vel audituris, Robertus, Senescallus Scocie, comes 
de Stratherne, salutem in Domino sempiternam : Noueritis nos dedisse, concessisse 
et hoc presenti scripto confirmasse, dilecto et fideli nostro Johanni Gray de Est- 
wode totam terram nostram de Bourland del Rass cum pertinenciis, videlicet, in 
bracinis et pistrinis ac carnificiis et barcariis, vna cum sexta parte communis pas- 
ture del Rass[et c]um monte Potte Parci ; ac eciam occidentalem partem di- 
medietatis herbagii parci del [Ra]ss, vna cum omni iure nos vel heredes nostros 
contingente vel contingere valente in futurum in terris de Arthourley cum le 
Alryss et crofto molendini, et vna cum dupplicacione firme predicte terre de 
Arthourley tam de temporibus preteritis quam futuris quociens debuit vel debeat 
duplicare : Tenendas et habendas omnes predictas terras cum jure et dupplicacione 
firme prefate terre de Arthourley, predicto Johanni et heredibus suis et assignatis, 
de nobis et heredibus nostris, in feodo et hereditate, per omnes rectas metas et 
diuisas suas, cum omnibus pertinenciis supradictis, in boscis et planis, viis et 
semitis, moris, marresiis et petariis, pratis, pascuis et pasturis, aquis et stagnis, et 
viuariis, molendinis, multuris et eorum sequelis, curiis et eschaetis, aucupacionibus, 
venacionibus et piscacionibus, ac cum omnimodis aliis libertatibus, commoditatibus 
et aysiamentis, tam non nominatis quam nominatis, tam sub terra quam supra 
terram, tam procul quam prope, ad predictas terras cum pertinenciis spectantibus, 
seu quoquo modo iuste spectare valentibus in futurum, libere, quiete, plenarie 
et in pace, sine quocunque retinemento : Reddendo inde predictus Johannes et 
heredes sui vel assignati nobis et heredibus nostris vnum denarium argenti apud 
manerium nostrum de Reinfrv, ad capitale placitum nostrum ibidem tenendum 
proximo post festum Pasce annuatim, nomine albe firme tantum, si petatur, pro 
omni alio seruicio, exaccione, consuetudine seu demanda, que per nos vel heredes 
nostros de predictis terris cum pertinenciis supradictis, et de predicta f[irm]a 
exigi poterunt vel requiri : Et nos predictus Robertus Senescallus, et heredes 
nostri omnes predictas terras cum pertinenciis supradictis et cum predicta firma 



1379.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 13 

preclicto Johanni, heredibus suis et assignatis, varantizabimus, acquietabimus et 
contra omnes homines et feminas inperpetuum defendemns : In cuius rei testi- 
monium piresenti scripto sigillum nostrum apponi fecimus : Testibus, venerabilibus 
in Christo patribus, dominis Willelmo, Willelmo et Waltero ecclesiarum Sancti 
Andree, Gl[asguen]sis et Dunblanensis [Dei] gracia epiiscopis, reuerendis et 
religiosis viris, dominis Johanne et Gilberto, eadem gracia monasteriorum de 
Dunfermelyne [et] de Cambuskynnet abbatibus, nobilibus [viri]s dominis Roberto 
de Erskyne, Johanne de Danyelstoun, Hugone de Eglynetoun, Johanne de 
Lyndissay de Cragy, et Johanne de Yle, militibus, Ala[no Sene]scalli, Thoma 
Symple, Johanne de Ros et multis aliis. 

18. Charter by King Robert the Second to Alan of Erskine, knight, of 
the lands of Inchmartin. 24th October [1379]. 

Robertus, Dei gracia Rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, 
clericis et laicis, salutem : Sciatis nos dedisse, concessisse, et hac presenti carta 
nostra confirmasse, dilecto et fideli nostro Alano de Erskyne, militi, omnes et singnlas 
terras infra territorium de Inchemartyne, in baronia de Langforgrund, infra vice- 
comitatum de Perth, que fuerunt dilecti filij nostri, Johannis Lyoun, camerarii 
nostri Scocie, et quas idem Johannes, non vi ant metu ductus nee errore lapsus, 
sed mera et spontanea voluntate sua, nobis per suas literas patentes nobis inde 
directas sursum reddidit pureque et simpliciter resignauit, ac totum ius et clameum 
que in dictis terris cum pertinenciis, habuit vel habere potuit pro se et heredibus 
suis omnino quietum clamauit in perpetuum : Tenendas et habendas dicto Alano 
et heredibus suis de nobis et heredibus nostris, in feodo et hereditate, per omnes 
rectas metas et diuisas suas, cum omnibus et singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus, 
aysiamentis ac iustis pertinenciis quibuscunque ad dictas terras spectantibus seu 
quoquo modo iuste spectare valentibus in futurum, adeo libere et quiete, plenarie, 
integre et honorifice, in omnibus et per omnia, sicut dictus Alanus alias terras suas 
de Inchemartyn liberius, quiecius, plenius, integrius et honorificencius iuste tenuit 
seu possedit : Eaciendo inde consimilia seruicia que de dictis terris suis de Inche- 
martyn nobis facere tenetur : In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte nostre nos- 
trum precepimus apponi sigillum ; testibus, venerabilibus in Christo patribus, Wil- 
lelmo et Johanne, cancellario nostro, Sancti Andree et Dunkeldensis ecclesiarum 
episcopis, Johanne, primogenito nostro, de Carrie, Senescallo Scotie, Roberto de Fyffe 
et de Meneteth, filio nostro dilecto, Willelmo de Douglas et de Marre, consanguineo 
nostro, comitibus ; Jacobo de Lyndesay, nepote nostro carissimo, et Alexandre de 
Lyndesay, consanguineo nostro, militibus ; apud Kylwenyn, vicesimo quarto die 
mensis Octobris anno resmi nostri nono. 



14 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OP MELVILLE [1386. 

19. Lease by John of Melville, Lord of Melville, to William of Douglas, 

son of James of Douglas of Strabrock, of the lands of Hawthornden and 
others. 1st April 1386. 

Omnibus hoc scriptumvisuris uel audituris, Johannes de Malavilla, dominus euisdem, 
salutem in Domino : Noueritis me assedasse et ad firmam dimisisse domino Wil- 
lelmo de Douglas, filio et heredi domini Jacobi de Douglas de Strabroke, omnes 
et singulas terras meas de Hawthordene, in baronia de Govrtoune, infra vice- 
comitatum de Edynburgh, terras de Grevistoune infra vicecomitatum de Peblis, 
terras meas de le Tempil in Legbernarde, et terras de Butland, infra vicecomi- 
tatum de Edynburgh, ad terminum decern annorum plenarie consequentium, et 
pacifice complendorum a data presencium, pro quadam summa peuunie michi pre 
mauibus per dictum dominum Willelmum gratanter persoluta et in vsum meum 
conuersa; transactis vero dictis decern annis, noueritis me extunc assedasse et ad 
firmam dimisisse omnes et singulas terras prenominatas cum pertinenciis predicto 
domino Willelmo ad terminum sex annorum ab inde plenarie et pacifice complen- 
dorum pro duabus marcis sterlingorum, michi, heredibus aut assignatis meis, annu- 
atim soluendis apud Hawthordene proporcionaliter ad festa Pentecostes et sancti 
Martini in yeme, termino vero introitus predicti domini Willelmi incipiente in 
festo Pentecostes proximo futuro a data presencium : Tenendas et habendas 
omnes terras predictas cum pertinenciis durantibus terminis predictis dictis domino 
Willelmo, heredibus et assignatis suis, a me et heredibus meis et meis assignatis, 
libere, quiete, integre, bene et in pace, cum omnibus et singulis libertatibus, com- 
moditatibus, aysiamentis ac iustis pertinenciis quibuscunque, tarn non nominatis 
quam nominatis, tam sub terra quam supra terrain, ad easdem cum pertinenciis spec- 
tantibus seu quoquo modo spectare valentibus in futurum : Et ego vero predictus 
Johannes, mei [heredes] et mei assignati, predictas terras cum pertinenciis durante 
termino predicto, predictis domino Willelmo, heredibus et assignatis suis, contra 
omnes gentes mortales warantisabimus, acquietabimus et defendemus : In cuius rei 
testimonium sigillum meum presentibus est appensum : Data apud Lynlythcv, 
primo die mensis Aprilis anno Domini millesimo ccc mo octogesimo sexto. 

20. Lease by John of Melville, lord of that ilk, to Sir William of Douglas 

of Strabrock, knight, of the lands of Hawthornden, and others. 10th 
July 1399. 

Be it made kende til al that thir letteris heris and seis that I, John of Malvile, 
lorde of that ilke, has set and to ferme has latyn, and throw thir presentis letteris 
settis and to ferme lattis, al my landis the qwhilkis I hafe and ar myne in Haw- 



1400.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 15 

thorndene, lyande within the schirrafdome of Edynburgh, and al my landis that I 
hafe and ar myne in the Grevistoune, lyande within the schirrafdome of Peblis, with 
the apportenance, to my cosyne Schir Williame of Douglas of Strabroke, knycht, 
for the terme of ten zere next eftir folowande the oyse of his take made of tha 
landys as his euidente proportis and contenys of befor betwix hym and me, the 
qwilkis ar selit wyth myne awyn propir seale, fullily and pessably to be passit and 
fulfillit, the terme of his entre begynnande at the next Qwhyssonday folowande of 
his saide take that he has of me befor this present take for twenty punde of 
vsuale mone of Scotlande, the qwilkis twenty punde I graunt me hafe ressavit and 
of it fullily paide and assithit, and in to myne oyse conuertit, of the qwhilkis 
soume alsua the forsaide Schir Williame, his ayris and his assignes, for me and 
myne ayris and myne executouris and assignes, I euer mare qwytcleme ; the for- 
saide landis to halde and to hafe with al profitis of courtis and oyscheis of courtis, 
commodites, and esementis, als wele vnnemmyt as nemmyt, lelily, trewly, and 
pesably, and frely but ony enterroettyng of me or of myne ayris or ony of thair 
name, outhir in the lauch or by the lauche, durande thir forsaide termys of ten 
zere, to the forsaide Schir Williame and to his ayris and assignes of me and myne 
ayris and myne assignes, but ony gaine callyng or in the contrare of this take, 
the qwilkis take alsua to the oysche of his terme of ten zere as is forspokyne til the 
forsaide Schir Williame, his ayris and his assignes, I and myne ayris warandis 
and sal warande : And I graunt gif the forsaide landis in somme or alle hapnys or 
beis in the mene tyme of his take throuche commone were distroyit that the for- 
saide Schir Williame, his ayris or his assignes sal als lange joyse thaim eftir the 
oysche of his terme as he or thai ar skathit within the forsaide ten zere : And til 
al thir thingis forwretyne to be kepit and haklyn to the forsaide Schir Williame, 
his ayris or his assignes, in al poyntis as is fornemmyt, durande the take forsaid I 
oblyce me and myne ayris, executouris, and assignes, but fraude and gile, lely and 
trewly in gude fayth. In witnes of the qwhilkis thing I hafe put to my seale at 
Dalketh the ten day of Julii, the zere of our Lorde a thowsande thre hundreth 
nynty and nyne ; thir witnes, Nicole of Douglas, lorde of Wakmanfeld, Williame 
of Ross, chapellane, Adam of Corry, notare, and Johne of Lukvpe, with othir 
syndry. 

21. Confirmation by King Eobert the Third of a Grant by John Lyon to 
Richard, son of John of Rate, of six oxgangs of land in Balgally. 3 1 st 
January 1399-1400. 

Robertus Dei gracia Rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, 
clericis et laicis, salutem : Sciatis nos approbasse, ratificasse et hac presenti carta 



16 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1400. 

nostra confirmasse donaciouem et concessionem illas, quas dilectus nepos noster, 
Johannes Lyovne, fecit et concessit Ricardo, filio Johannis de Rate, de sex bouatis 
terre cum duobus toftis et duobus ortis cum pertinenciis, iacentibus in teuemento 
de Balgally, infra vicecomitatum de Perth : Tenendis et habendis eidem Ricardo et 
heredibus suis in feodo et hereditate, per omnes rectas metas et diuisas suas, cum 
omnibus libertatibus, commoditatibus et aisiamentis ac iustis pertinenciis suis 
quibuscunque, ad dictas sex bouatas terre cum duobus toftis et duobus ortis 
cum pertinenciis spectantibus seu quoquo rnodo iuste spectare valentibus infu- 
turum, adeo libere et quiete, plenarie, integre, honorifice, bene et in pace, 
in omnibus et per omnia, sicut in carta dicti Johannis sibi inde cont'ecta 
plenius continetur, saluo seruicio nostro : In cuius rei testimonium presenti 
carte nostre confirmacionis nostrum- precepimus apponi sigillum ; testibus, 
veuerabilibus in Cristo patribus, Waltero, episcopo Sanctiandree, Gilberto, episcopo 
Abirdonensi, cancellario nostro, carissimo primogenito nostro, Dauide, duce Rothe- 
saye, comite de Carrie et Atholie, Roberto duce Albanie, comite de Fyf et de 
Menteth, fratre nostro germano, Archebaldo, comite de Douglas, domino Galwidie, 
Jacobo de Douglas, domino de Dalketh, et Thoma de Erskyne, consanguineis 
nostris dilectis, militibus ; apud Perth, vltimo die mensis Januarii, anno^gratie 
millesimo trecentesimo nonagesimo nono, et regni nostri decimo. 



22. Lease by John of Melville, lord of that ilk, to Sir William Douglas of 
Strabrock, of the lands of Hallmyre. 12th March 1399-1400. Old copy. 

Be it kend till all men, me, Jhone of Maluill, lord of that ilk, hes sett and to 
ferine hes lattin to my louit cusing, Schir William Dowglas of Straebrock, knycht, 
all my part of the lands of the hall of the Myre, with the appertenents, lyaud 
within the scherefdome of Peblis, for twa marks and a half of vsuall money of 
Scotland for to be payed to me and myne aires or myne assignais at Halthorn- 
deane at twa termes in the yeare customable, that is to say, Whytsonday and 
Mertimes, the terme of the entrie of the foirsaid Schir William beginnand at the 
Whytsonday next efter following the dait of the making of thir presents lettres : 
The said Schir William, his aires and his assignais, joysand the lands foirsaid, with 
all maner of profeits and easments perteining to the foirsaid lands, whill he or 
they pay to me and myne aires and myn assignais, on a day betwixt the sune 
rysing and the ganging too of that ilk, but fraud or guyle or any exception, 
twentie pounds of vsuall money of Scotland, and accomptis the said soum of 
twentie pounds payed fully to me as is befoir spoken; the foirsaid Schir William, 
his aires and his assignais shall joyse ane half of the lands, witli the appertnentis, 






C. 1400.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 17 

heritably, till him, and till his aires and his assignais, fra me, and frae myne aires 
and fra myne assignais for evermaire ; of the quhilk lands, I sail mak the said Schir 
William, his aires and his assignais, this payment of twentie pounds assitht to me 
as is foirsaid as sicker as I may mak him or them be reasoun. In witnes of the 
quhilk thing to this my present writ I haue put to my seall, at Dalkeith the 
twelft day of the moneth of March the yeare of our Lord a thowsand three 
hundreth nyntie and nyne. 



23. Charter by William Scot of Balwearie, to John of Melville, lord 
of Raith, of the lands of Pitscottie. Circa 1400. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris, Willelmus Scot, dominus de Balweiy, 
salutem in Domino : Sciant presentes et futuri me dedisse, concessisse et hac pre- 
senti carta mea confirmasse dilecto meo et fideli Johanni de Malauilla, domino de 
Rath, et heredibus suis, totam terram de Petscoty, vna cum tercia parte terre de 
Calange cum pertinenciis ; quasquidern terras cum pertinenciis predecessores dicti 
Johannis de meis predecessoribus tenuerunt in feodo et hereditate : Tenendas et 
habendas totas predictas terras cum pertinenciis predicto Johanni et heredibus 
suis, de me et heredibus meis, in feodo et hereditate in perpetuum, per omnes 
suas rectas metas et diuisas, videlicet, in moris, maresiis, boscis et planis, aquis, 
stagnis, pratis, pascuis et pasturis, petariis, glebariis, venacionibus, aucupacionibus 
et piscacionibus, brassinis, molendinis et multuris, et cum omnibus aliis iustis 
pertinenciis, libertatibus, commoditatibus et aysiamentis, tarn sub terra quam 
supra terram, tarn procul quam prope, tarn in longitudine quam in latitudine, tarn 
non nominatis quam nominatis, ad predictas terras spectantibus et quoquo modo 
spectare ualentibus in futurum ; saluis mihi et heredibus meis warda, releuio et 
homagio, cum secta curie ad curiam meam de Petlovr tantum, pro omnibus aliis 
secularibus serviciis, exactionibus et demandis, que de predictis terris cum per- 
tinenciis exigi poterunt aut requiri : Ego vero Willelmus predictus et heredes 
mei totam et integram terram de Petscoty, vna et terciam partem terre de Calange 
cum pertinenciis antedicto Johanni et heredibus suis, pro nobis et heredibus 
nostris, warantizabimus, acquietabimus et in perpetuum defendemus : In cuius rei 
testimonium sigillum meum presenti carte mee est appensum ; hiis testibus, 
nobilibus viris, dominis Johanne Senescalli, domino de Innermeth, Roberto 
Senescalli, Thoma Sebald, Johanne de Wemys et Willelmo de Londy, militibus ; 
Johanne de Glen, Johanne de Boswyll et Duncano de Ramsay, armigeris, cum 
multis aliis. 

VOL. III. C 



18 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1411. 



24. Charter by Bobert, Duke of Albany, confirming to John Melville 
of Raith, a grant to him by William Scott of Balweary, of the lands 
of Pitscottie. 3d August 141 1. 1 

Eobertds, Dux Albanie, Comes de Fyfe et de Menteth, ac gubernator regni 
Scocie, omnibus hanc cartam visuris uel audituris, salutem in Domino sempiter- 
nam : Sciatis nos pro nobis et heredibus nostris, comitibus de Fyfe, approbasse, 
ratificasse et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse illas donacionem et conces- 
sionem, quas dilectus noster Willelmus Scot de Balwery fecit et concessit dilecto 
nostro Johanni de Malauilla de Raith, et heredibus suis, de tota terra sua de 
Petscoty cum pertinenciis, in comitatu nostro de Fyfe, infra vicecomitatum eiusdem, 
quam de nobis tenet in capite : Tenendam et habendam totam predictam terram 
cum pertinenciis predicto Johanni et heredibus suis, de dicto Willelmo et heredi- 
bus suis, in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum, per omnes rectas metas suas antiquas 
et diuisas, adeo libere et quiete, plenarie, integre et honorifice, bene et in pace, in 
omnibus et per omnia, sicut carta dicti Willelmi prefato Johanni exinde confecta 
in se iuste continet et proportat, sahio seruicio nostro de dictis terris debito et 
consueto : In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte confirmacionis nostre nostrum 
sigillum apponi precepimus, apud Falklande, tercio die mensis Augusti anno 
Domini millesimo quadringentesimo vndecimo et gubernacionis nostre anno sexto ; 
hiis testibus, carissimo nepote nostro, Roberto Senescalli de Fyfe, carissimo filio 
nostro Johanne Senescalli, domino Buchanie, Ricardo Cummyne milite, domino 
Andrea de Hawik, secretario nostro, rectore de Lystoun, Dauid Berclay, Johanne 
Wricht, et Willelmo Berclay, scutiferis nostris, et aliis. 2 



25. Charter by William Scott, lord of Balwearie, to John Melville, son of 
John Melville, lord of Raith, of the lands of Durachmure. 31st May 

1412. 

Be it knawyn til al men be this present charter endentit, me Williame Scot, lord 
of Balwery, til haue gifyn and grantit al my landis of Durachmure, with the 
portenance within the schirraydome of Fyf, saufand the annuale aucht to the kirk 
of Andirstoun, the qwilk annuale is a chaldir of mele or twenty schillingis be 
zhere to Jone the Malvyle, the sone and the ayre of Jone the Malvyle, lord of the 

1 Original in H. M. General Register House. 

2 Only the tag of the seal now remains. 



1425.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 19 

Eatli, and to my douchtir Mariory in to maryage, and to the barnys gottyn or 
lachfully for to get betuene thame, and to the langest lifand of thame ; and the 
saide Johne the Malvyle sale hald this saide land in warde and relef of me, the 
saide Williame and myne airis ; and gif it faillies, as God forbede, of thame or 
thair ayris, the saide land with the portenance sale remayne with the forsaide 
Johne the Malvyne and his ayris, qwil I or myne ayris pay fullely to the saide 
Jone the Malvyle, or his ayris, twenty pund of usuale monay of Scotland apon a 
day ; and I forsuth, the saide Williame Scot, lord of Balwery, and myne ayris, 
oblys ws to warand and defend the saide land with the portenance, as the lach 
wil, with al commoditeis, esmentis, and fredomis to the saide Jone the Malvyle 
and Mariory, and to thair ayris, and to the langest lifand of thame for euermare : 
In witnes of the qwilk thyng, to this present charter endentit my sele is put, with 
the sele of the saide Jone the Malvyle, lord of the Eath, at Balwery, the last day 
of the moneth of Maii, the yhere of oure Lord a thwsand cccc and twelf. 



26. Testificate by Nichol Kynman of Megginch to a resignation by Alan 
Kinnaird of that ilk. 23d August 1418. 

Syn it is spedful and meritabil to ber witnes to suthfastnes, fra thine it is at I, 
Nichol Kynman of Megynche, wes present quhyn Alane Kynnard of the samyn, in 
the Tempil Court of Dunde, haldyn in Petyr Telouris land, the xxiij day of the 
moneth of August, the yher of grace m cccc and xviij yher, resignit a tempil land, 
the quylk is callit the Grene Yardis, with twa acire of feld land tharto Hand, in 
the handis of Jhon of Tiri, balye of the Tempelis, and the said Jhon of Tiri gafe 
the said tempil with the said land to Jhon Dauidson, hym, his haris, and his 
assigneis, for euyr mar : In the witnes of the quylk thyng, I, the said Nichol has 
set my sell. 

27. Charter by Margaret Erskine or Glen, lady of Inchmartin, to her grand- 
son, Walter of Ogilvy, of two acres in Pitmiddil. 1st December 1425. 

Omnibus banc cartam visuris vel audituris, Mergareta de Glen, domina de Inche- 
martyne, salutem in Domino sempiternam : Sciatis me in mea libera et pura 
viduitate, non vi aut metu ductam, fraude vel dolo deceptam nee errore lapsam, 
set mea pura et spontanea voluntate et ex auisato consilio, dedisse, concessisse, 
dimisisse et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse, et pro me et heredibus meis 
inperpetuum ratificasse, dilecto et speciali nepoti meo, Waltero de Ogilbi, filio 
domini Walteri de Ogilbi de Luntrethyne et uxoris sue, Isabelle, filie mee, illas 



20 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1423. 

duas acras terre cum pertinenciis que quondam fuerunt AVillelmi Thomassounys, 
iacentes in villa de Petmedill, infra vicecomitatum de Perth, cum sexaginta 
ouibus in comune pastura predicte ville et septem vaccis cum sue fetante, et auca 
matrice et equa fetante, quousque sequele earundem perueniant ad etatem vnius 
anni : Quas quidem duas acras cum pertinenciis dominus Ricardus de Petmedil, 
films et lieres dicti AVillelmi Thomasson, michi vendebat, tradebat et resignabat 
pro centum solidis usualis monete sibi solutis in peccunia numerata : Tenendas et 
habendas predictas duas acras cum toffto earundem predicto Waltero et heredibus 
suis de corpore suo legittime procreandis, de me et heredibus meis senioribus, viz. 
de Andrea de Ogilbi et Marioria, uxore sua, venientibus, in puram et liberam 
albam firmam, in feodo et hereditate inperpetuum, per omnes rectas metas suas 
antiquas et diuisas, in moris, marrasiis, viis, semitis, bossis, planis, pascuis et 
pasturis, cum libero introitu et exitu ad comunem pasturam, in petariis et 
turbariis, necnon et cum omnibus aliis et singulis libertatibus, comoditatibus et 
aysiamentis ac iustis suis pertinentibus quibuscunque ad dictas duas acras nunc 
spectantibus seu aliquo modo de iure aut consuetudine spectare valentibus in 
futurum, libere, quiete, integre, bene et in pace ; et si contingat dictum AValterum 
decedere sine heredibus de corpore suo legittime procreatis, volo quod predicte 
due acre cum pertinenciis michi vel heredibus meis sine obstaculo reuertentur : 
Reddendo inde dictus Walterus et heredes sui capelle mee de Inchemartyne 
annuatim quatuor denarios argenti ad festum Annunciationis beate Marie Virgin is 
in nomine libere et albe firme tantum, pro omnibus aliis seruiciis secularibus, exac- 
tionibus seu demandis, que de dictis duabus acris exigi poterunt quouismodo vel 
requiri : Et ego uero predicta Mergareta et heredes mei predictas duas acras cum 
pertinenciis predicto Waltero et heredibus suis predictis contra omnes homines et 
feminas warantizabimus, acquietabimus et inperpetuum defendemus: In cuius 
rei testimonium sigillum meum presentibus est appensum, apud Inchemartyne, 
primo die mensis Decembris anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo vicesimo 
quinto. [Seal attached, bearing a lion rampant.] 

28. Indenture between Margaret of Erskine of Inchmartin and David of the 
AVemyss regarding the lands of Inchmartin and others. 18th July 1427. 

This Endentour, maide at Inchemartyne the xviij day of the moneth of Jull, the 
yher of our lorde m cccc xxvij yher, beris wytnes that it is acordit betwex nobil 
folke and worthy, that is to say, Mergret of Erskyne of Inchemartyne, on the ta 
part, and Dauy of the Wemys, sone and ayre of Dame Isabel of the Wemys, owm- 
qwil lady of the halfe of Inchemartyne, on the tother part, in maner and forme as 



1427.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 21 

efter folowis, that is to say, that the said Dauy sal tak possessyone of the halfe of 
Inchemartyne and Petmedill, wyth the pertenance, the qwylk pertenys til hym be 
lyne of herytage, in al gudly hast ; that beande done, and the saide Dauy bydande 
in lawfull possessyone lawful tyme, it is acordit in this maner that efter folowys 
that is to say, that bath thir partis or thar procuraturis sal pas to the kynge and 
do thar ful power to get his consent apon thir materis; his consent gottyn, the 
forsaide partyis sal pas in lyke maner to the erle of Fyffe to get his consent apon 
thir materis ; his consent optenyt, the forsaid Mergret sal upgyff and resyng, purly 
and sympilly, be staff and bastoun, hir chemys of the Wemys, wyth the thride part 
of the haile lordschipe of the Wemys, wyth the pertenance, in the handis of the 
forsaide erle, hir ourlarde, alswyll the tenandryis as the properteis, alswil noch 
nemmyt as nemmyt, pertenande or may pertene to the saide lordschipe, and 
mak hym als sekir thar of as is in hir gudly power, that is to say, the saide Dauy 
and his ayeris ; and the saide Dauy sal resyng and upgyffe the hale halffe of the 
lordschype of lnchmartyne and Petmedil, wyth the pertenance, alswille in tenan- 
dryis as in properteis, alswille nocht nemmyt as nemmyt, the quhilk pertenys tile 
hym be lyne of heritage, or perteuyt or may perteyn, and mak hir and hir ayeris 
als sekyr thar of as is in his gudly power. Alsswa it is acordit betw T ex the partyis 
forsaide that gyffe it hapnys the said Mergret to disseis, as Gode forbeide, ony of 
thir conandis or condicyonys ownfulfillit, ane or al the quhilkis scho is bundyne 
to wnder gud fath to fulfile in hir pur wyduyte, scho oblisis hir ayeris, coniuncly 
or seueraly, to fulfile and to ende al conandis and condycyonys maide be hir 
in this euydent, the quliilkis ar nocht fulfillyt in hir tyme. Alsswa it is acordit 
befcwex the partyis forsaid that gyffe it hapnys the said Dauy to disseis, as Gode 
forbeide, ony of thir conandis or condycyonis wnfulfillyt, ane or al the quhilkis he 
is bundyne to wnder gude fath to fulfile, he oblysis his ayeris, coniuncly or seueraly, 
to fulfile and to ende al connandis and condycyonys maid be hym in this euydent, 
the quhilkis ar noch fulfillyt in his tyme. Ande gyffe it hapnys the saide Mergret 
or ony of hir ayeris to wythstande or gancale ony of thir connandis or condycyonys 
contenyt in this endentur, scho oblysis hir and hir ayeris, ane or ma, the quhilkis 
ar in the contrarye to the fulfillyng of thir condycyonis in thre hundreth punde 
of strelyngis or in the walu, to be payit to the werke of our lady kyrke of the 
Wemys wyth in thre moneth efter that the ganstandynge be notorly knawyne, and 
to be disponyt be the conseile of the cheiffe lorde of the Wemys-schire. Ande 
gyffe it hapnys the said Dauy or ony of his ayeris to wythstande or gancale ony 
of thir connandis or condycyonys contenyt in this endentur, he oblysis hym and his 
ayeris, ane or mae, the quhilkis ar in the contrarie to the fulfillyng of thir condy- 
cyonys in thre hundreth punde of strelyngis or in the walu, to be payit to the 



22 CHARTERS OP THE MELV1LLES OF MELVILLE [1429. 

werke of Sancpeteris kyrke of Inchemartyne, and to be disponyt be the consale 
of the cliyffe lorde of Inclimartyn or lady, and to be rasit wythin the terme befor- 
saide efter that the ganstandynge be notorly knawyne. And al thir connandis and 
condycyonys beforsaide betwex bath the partyis to be kepyt, but fraude or gyle 
or ony excepcyoun of law, bath the partyis for thaim and al thar ayeris ar oblysit 
wilder gude fath ; and for the mar sekyrnes athir of the partyis has enterchangi- 
abely thar seillis to hungyne, yher, day, and place beforsaide befor thir wytnes, 
Andro of Ogilwile of the Glen, Alexander of the Wemys, Johne of Strelyng, 
squyaris, Scheir Johne Elyoth, Scheir Thomas of Cors, Scheir Dauy Manias, 
chapelanys, wyth syndry wthir. [Seal remaining.] 

29. Testificate of Sasine in favour of John Melville, son and heir of 

Thomas Melville, lord of that ilk, of a part of the lands of Grefestouu. 
14th February 1429. 

Til al and sindri quhais knawlege thir present letteris sal to cum, Thomas of 
Loch, schirre depute of the schirredome of Peblis, and Wilyham Derlyne, seriand 
within the said schirefdom, gretying in God : Til yhoure vniuersite be the tenoure 
of thir present letteris we mak kend, that ther comperit in the scherefe court 
haldin at Peblis before vs the fourtene dai of Februere, a worthy scpiiare, Johne 
Maluil, sone and ayre to quhilum Thomas Maluil, lorde of that ilk, presentand a 
breue of sesine of the kyiigis chapel in cunabil fourme, throu verteu of the quhilk 
breue we past til the landis of Grefstoun and gafe the said Johne Maluil 
saisine heretabil of the thrid part of the thrid of the said landis of Grefestoun, at 
the chymmes of it, efter the tenoure of the kyngis breue, in presence of Wilyham 
Watsone of Grefisstoun, Wil Dekysone, Sir Henry Smale, Thom Johnesone, Wil 
Thomsone, Johne of Liddale, Wil Gray, Johne of Smalame, Henry Edgare, Adam of 
Geldstane, Eobin Talyhefere, Patone Lukeup, and Thorn Lukeup, with other sin- 
dri : and this til al men quhilkis it aferis we mak kend be thir present letteris. In 
witnes of the quhilk thing oure selis till thir present letteris ar to put, at Peblis, 
the xiiij day of Februere the yhere of our Lorde i m cccc tweiiti and nyne yher. 

30. Notarial Transcript, dated 26th July 1454, of a Discharge by David 

Boswell of Balgreggie to John Melville of Eaith, his father-in-law, for 
100 merks of tocher. 24th June 1436. 

In Dei nomine amen : Anno ab incarnacione eiusdem millesimo quadringen- 
tesirno quinquagesimo quarto, mensis vero Julii die vicesimo sexto, indictione 



1437.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 23 

secunda, pontificates sanctissimi in Christo patris ac domini domini Xicolai, 
divina prouidentia Pape quinti, anno octauo, in mei notarii publici et testium sub- 
scriptorum preseucia personaliter constitutes honorabilis vir, Alexander Malvyne, 
quandam literam quiete clamacionis in papiro scriptam, sigillo vero nobilis viri, 
Dauidis Bosvile, domini de Balmoltow, sigillatam, vt apparuit, michi tradidit perle- 
gendam, copiandam, trahscribendam et in publicam formam redigendam ; cuius- 
quidem tenor sequitur et est talis : — Be it kende til al men throw thir present 
lettres me, Daniel Bosvile off Balgregy, for til hafe ressauit ande fullele til hafe 
had throw the handis of Johne Malvile, lorde of the Ratht, my gude fadir, a 
hundir markys of vsuale money, the qnhilke he wes awande to me becaus of the 
mariage off Elizabeth, his dowchtir, my wiff, as wes comprehendit in his obliga- 
tioun to me made tharof ; off the quhilkis hundir markis and al othir dettis to 
me awcht be the saide my gude fadir be ony maner of way, or for quhatsumeuer 
cans, on to the day of the makyne off this present lettre, I grant me wele and 
fullele contentit and pait, and the saide Johne, my gude fadir, his ayris and al 
his, for me, myne ayris, and al myne for euermare, I quitclame be thir my present 
lettres : In the witnes off the quhilke thing my sele is to put at the Rathe the 
xxiiij day of the monetht of Juny, the yhere of oure Lorde, I m cccc mo ande 
xxxvj yere. Super quibus omnibus et singulis dictus Alexander Malvile, nomine 
et ex parte honorabilis viri, domini Johannis Malvile, militis, domini de Rathe, 
sibi peciit fieri publicum instrumentum : Acta fuerunt hec in domo Dauidis Boys, 
burgensis de Dysert, anno, mense, die, indictione et pontificatu supradictis ; pre- 
sentibus ibidem famosis viris, Dauide Boys, Dauide Malvile, armigeris, Johanne de 
Balfoure, Johanne Frasere et Willelino Micaele, cum diuersis aliis ad hoc specialiter 
vocatis et rogatis. 

Et ego, Alexander de Crauforde, presbiter Sancti Andree diocesis, publicus 
auctoritate imperiali notarius [etc., in forma communi]. 

31. Charter by King James the Second to David of Ogilvie and Christian 
of Glen, his spouse, of Inchmartin and other lands. 1st June 1437. 

Jacobus Dei gracia Rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, 
clericis et laicis, salutem : Sciatis nos dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta 
nostra confirmasse, ex deliberacione consilii nostri genei'alis, dilecto nostro Dauid 
de Ogilby, omnes et singulas terras de Inchemartine, de Strathardil, de Kynnarde, 
de Elchok, de Ardargi, cum pertinenciis, iacentes infra vicecomitatum de Perth, ac 
omnes et singulas terras de Glen infra vicecomitatum de Peblis, omnes et singulas 
terras de Balmulto, Petconnochy infra vicecomitatum de Fyfe, et omnes et singulas 



24 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1437. 

terras de Glennyslandis cum pertinenciis infra vicecomitaturn de Roxburgh, omnes, 
et singulas terras de Wemys infra vicecomitatum de Fyfe, et omnes et singulas 
terras de Dron et de Achlasky, cum pertinenciis, infra vicecomitatum de Perth : 
Quequidem terre cum pertinenciis fuerunt Christiane de Glen, sponse dicti Dauid, 
hereditarie, et quas eadem Christiana, non vi aut metu ducta nee errore lapsa, in 
sua pura et legittima virginitate, in manus quondam domini genitoris nostri, per 
fustem et baculum, sua mera et spontanea voluntate, apud Glammys personaliter, 
coram hiis testibus, videlicet, Dauid de Dunbar, Georgio de Crechtoun, Waltero de 
Ogilbj', Willelmo de Cranstoun, militibus, Eoberto Cheshelme et Roberto Liddale, 
sursum reddidit pureque simpliciter resignauit, ac totum ius et clameum que in 
dictis terris cum pertinenciis habuit seu habere potuit, pro se et heredibus suis, 
omnino quittum clamauit imperpetuum : Quas quidem terras cum pertinenciis 
dominus genitor noster prefatis Dauid et Christiane et eorum alteri diucius viuenti 
et heredibus inter ipsos legitime procreandis, quibus forte deficientibus, dicto 
Dauid et heredibus suis quibuscunque, contulit et donauit : Tenendas et habendas 
dictas terras de Inchemartyne, de Strathardil, de Kynnarde, de Elchok, de 
Ardargy, de Glen, de Balmulto, de Glennyslandis, de Wemis, de Dron, de Ach- 
lasky, cum pertinenciis, ac terras de Petconnochy predictas, prefatis Dauid et 
Christiane et eorum alteri diucius viuenti et heredibus inter ipsos legittime pro- 
creatis seu procreandis, quibus forte deficientibus, veris legittimis et propinquiori- 
bus heredibus dicti Dauid quibuscunque, de nobis et heredibus nostris, in feodo et 
hereditate imperpetuum, per omnes rectas metas suas antiquas et diuisas, cum 
omnibus et singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus et aisiamentis, ac iustis perti- 
nenciis suis quibuscunque ad prenominatas terras cum pertinenciis spectantibus 
seu iuste spectare valentibus quomodolibet in futurum ; adeo libere et quiete, 
plenarie, integre et honorifice, bene et in pace, in omnibus et per omnia, sicut dicta 
Christiana, aut aliquis predecessorum suorum, prenominatas terras cum pertinen- 
ciis ante dictam resignacionem quondam genitori nostro factam, liberius tenuit seu 
possedit : Faciendo inde nobis et heredibus nostris dicti Dauid et Christiana, 
sponsa sua, et eorum alter diucius viuens, ac heredes inter ipsos legittime procreati 
seu procreandi, quibus forte deficientibus, veri legittimi et propinquiores heredes 
predicti Dauid quicunque, seruicia debita et consueta : In cuius rei testimonium 
presenti carte nostre magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus ; testibus, 
reuerendo in Christo patre, Johanne, episcopo Glasguensi, cancellario nostro, 
Johanne Forstare de Corstorfine, camerario nostro, Waltero de Ogilbi de Lun- 
trethin, milite, thesaurario nostro, Willelmo, domino de Crechtoun, magistro hos- 
picii nostri, et Magistro Willelmo Foulis, archidiacono Sancti Andree, custode priuati 
sigilli nostri, apud Edinburgh, primo die mensis Junii anno regni nostri primo. 



1440.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 25 



32. Testificate by David of Dunbar of Cockbum and others respecting the 
resignation by Christian of Glen, of Inchmartin and other lands. 16tli 
September 1439. 

Til al men to quhais knawelage thir present lettres sal tocum, Dauid of Dunbar 
of Kokburne, George of Crecbtoun ... of Cranstoun of Korsby, knichtis, gret- 
ing in God : For thi that al mon se and meritable ful thing is to bere ... It 
is that we witness be the tenoure of thir lettres that we by wer, herde and saw, 
and for witnes wer callit qu . . . the dochtir of vmquhile Johne of the Glenne, 
and aue of the ayris of Schir Johne of the Glenne, in hir virgin [ity] ... be 
staff and bastoun, in the handis of oure soueraine lorde the King Jamis 
that dede is, quheni God assolzie . . . hym, that is to say of Inchemartyn, of 
Strathardil, of Kynnarde, of Elchok, of Ardardy, within the schirref[dome] 
... in the schirrefdome of Peblis, of Balmultow and Petkonochy, within 
the schirrefdome of Fyff, and al hir parte of the . . . the schirrefdome of Rox- 
burch, the quhilkis schou helde of hym as of the king, and alswa al . . . within 
the schirrefdome of Fyff, and all hir landis of Droune, within the schirrefdome of 
Perth, as in the handis of ... of Auclasky, within the regalite of Stracherne, as 
Erll of Stracherne, the quhilk resignacioune mad . . . al thir forsaide landis to 
Davy of Ogilvy and to the saide Christiane, and to the ayris cummand betwe . . . 
saide Davy and his ayris quhatsumeuir : And this wes done as forsaide is in the 
caste] of the . . . m cccc xx t: vii [?]. And this til al to quham it afferis we mak 
kende be thir lettres, to the quhilk ... we haue to hungyn oure seelis, at Edin- 
burgh, the xvj day of Septembre the [yeir of] God a th[ousand four] hundreth 
thretty and nyne. Watt of Ogiluy of Deskwrd. 

Robert of Cheshelm. 
Robert of Ledaille berris witnes as is befor writtyne. 



33. Retour of Inquest, finding that John of Wemyss, son and heir of the late 
David of Wemyss, was not within the age of tutory. 28th February 1440. 

Heg Inquisicio facta fuit apud Perth coram domino Johanne de Rothven de 
eodem, milite, vicecomite de Perth, vicesimo octauo die Februarii, anno Domini 
millesimo quadringentesimo quadragesimo, per hos subscriptos ad hoc magno 
Sacramento oneratos et iuratos, videlicet, dominos Patricium Lioun, Walterum 
Ogilby, milites, Thomam de Abircrumby, Georgeum Gra} r , Finlaum Buttir, Johan- 
nem Hering, Johannem Eviot, Leonem de Logy, Ricardum Buttirgask, Johannem 

VOL. III. D 



26 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1442. 

Yrlan.de, Andreani Petscotty, Alexandrum Rothven et Robertum Barboure : Qui 
iurati dicunt quod Johannes de Wemis, filius et heres quondam Dauid de Wemis, 
excessit etatem quindecim annorum, et hoc ante festum sancti Martini in hieme 
vltimo lapsum ; et quod non est infra annos tutorie : In cuius rei testimonium 
sigilla quorundam qui dicte inquisicioni intererant faciende huic inquisicioni appo- 
nuntur, loco, die, mense et anno supradictis. [Seal of the sheriff and John 
Yrlande remaining.] 

34. Charter of Confirmation by Sir Andrew Meldrum, preceptor of the 
Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Charter by John Davidson of Kinnaird 
to David of Ogilvie of the temple lands of Greenyard on 4th September 
1441, dated at Torphichen, 12th July 1442. 

Omnibus hanc cavtam visuris vel audituris, Frater Andreas Meldrum, miles, pre- 
ceptor ordinis beati Johannis Iherosolymitani infra regnum Scocie generaliter con- 
stitutus, salutem in Domino sempiternam : Noueritis nos ex consensu et assensu 
fratrum nostri capituli quandam cartam Johannis Dauison de Kynard factam Dauid 
de Ogilby, filio et heredi domini Andree de Ogilby, militis, domini de Inehmar- 
tyne, super quibusdam certis terris templariis jacentibus infra baroniam de Kynard, 
non rasam, non abolitam, non cancellatam, nee in aliqua parte sui viciatam, sed omni 
prorsus vicio et suspicione carentem, sanam et integram, inspexisse et plenarie 
intellexisse, cuius tenor sequitur et est talis : — Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel 
audituris, Johannes Dauison de Kynard, salutem in Domino sempiternam : Sciatis 
me vtilitate mea in hac parte preuisa vendidisse ac pure vendicionis titulo a me 
et heredibus meis imperpetuum alienasse, necnon et hac presenti carta mea con- 
firmasse Dauid de Ogilby, filio et heredi domini Andree de Ogilby de Inchmartyne, 
militis, totam illam terrain meam templariam de le Grenyharde, vnacum vna pecia 
terre jacente ex parte occidentali de le Dene de Kynard, et sic ad occidentem vsque 
ad le Balk de eadem, et sic descendendo a via propinquiori ab ecclesia ad le Flaw- 
crag a parte boriali vsque ad viam regiam ad austrum, necnon vnam peciam terre 
jacentem in le Smythis Hope inter terrain de Quhiteside ad orientem et le Smythis 
Hope ad occidentem et le Brounside ad boriam et le Grenbalk eiusdem terre ad aus- 
trum, quequidem terre jacent infra baroniam de Kynard et vicecomitatum de Perth, 
pro quadam summa pecunie per dictum Dauid mihi pre manibus gratanter persoluta : 
Tenendas et habendas totas predictas terras cum pertinenciis predicto Dauid et 
heredibus suis masculis, quibus forte deficientibus, domino Andree de Ogilby et 
heredibus suis masculis de corpore suo legitime procreatis seu procreandis, et 
illis deficientibus, Alexandra de Ogilby, filio quondam Dauid de Ogilby de Kynnef, 



1444.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 27 

et heredibus suis masculis de corpore suo legitime procreandis, et quibus omnibus 
deficientibus, vcris et legitimis heredibus dicti domini Andree quibuscunque, de 
sancto Johanne Ierosolymitani in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum, per omnes 
rectas metas suas et diuisas, cum omnibus et singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus 
et asiamentis ac iustis suis pertinenciis quibuscunque, tarn non nominatis quam 
nominatis, tam subtus terra quam supra terram, ad dictam terram cum pertinen- 
ciis spectantibus seu iuste spectare valentibus, in futurum, adeo libere, quiete, 
plenarie, integre, honorifice, bene et in pace, sicut ego aut predecessores mei dic- 
tam terram cum pertinenciis aliquibus temporibus retroactis tenui aut possedi, 
tenuerunt aut possiderunt : Eeddendo inde annuatim dictus Dauid et heredes sui 
aut successores sui, vt prescribitur, domino de Torfiching sex solidos et octo 
denarios monete Scocie, in festo decollacionis beati Johannis Baptiste, si petatur 
tantum, pro omni alio onere, seruicio seculari, exactione seu clemanda, que de dictis 
terris exigi poterunt vel requiri : Et ego, dictus Johannes, et heredes mei predictas 
terras cum pertinenciis predicto Dauid et heredibus suis et successoribus, vt pre- 
scribitur, contra omnes mortales warantisabimus, acquietabimus et imperpetuum 
defendemus : In cuius rei testimonium sigillum meum, vnacum sigillo Roberti 
Harouar, burgensis de Perth, per me procurato, presenti carte sunt appensa; hiis tes- 
tibus, Willelmo Scot de Balwery, Henrico Rate, Andrea Ramsay, scutiferis, domino 
Andrea Ramsay, et domino Dauid Brice, capellauis, cum multis aliis, apud Kynard, 
quarto die mensis Septembris anno Domini M° cccc quadragesimo primo : Quam- 
quidem cartam, donacionem, concessionem ac vendicionem, in omnibus suis punctis 
et articulis, modis et circumstanciis, forma pariter et effectu, nos, predictus frater 
Andreas de Meldrum, cum consensu et assensu fratrum nostri capituli, appro- 
bamus, ratificamus et pro nobis et successoribus nostris per presentes imperpetuum 
confirmamus : In cuius rei testimonium sigillum commune officii nostri jn-esenti- 
bus appendi fecimus, apud monasterium nostrum de Torfiching, duodecimo die 
mensis Julii anno Domini M° cccc quadragesimo secundo ; presentibus prouidis 
et discretis viris, domino Willelmo Gudwyne, vicario de Torfiching, domino 
Michaele de Benyng, vicario eiusdem, Johanne Meldrum, Alexandra Hathwy et 
Jacobo de Foulis, clerico, cum aliis etc. 

35. Obligation by James of Auchinleck, knight, to Andrew of Ogilvy, in 
reference to exchange of John of the Wemyss' half of Inchmartin. 7th 
October 1444. 

Be it kend till all men be thir present letteris, me Jamis of Auchlek of that ilk, 
knycht, to be obblist, and be thir present letteris lelely to be bundyn till ane honor- 



28 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OP MELVILLE [1444. 

abill man, Andro of Ogilwill of Inchmartyne, knycht, in maner folowande, that is 
to say, that I sail gif assent and full fotliering at my gudly pouar, that the said 
Schir Andro sail haf in change heritabely Jon of the Wemis halfe of the lord- 
schipe of Inchmartyne and his quartare of Dron for the said Schir Androis part 
of the Wemis, of Elchyok, and the lordschip of the Glen, and the Eschellis, wyth 
thar pertenance, and at the said Jon sail mak sowar that he sail nocht disheris 
his sisteris. Item, the said Schir Jamis sail giff to the said Schir Andro the Erill 
of Douglas letter and seill, and sa mony other letteris of lordis as he can purches, to 
gif furthering and assent at thar gudly pouar to the tailzeing of the schirray of Angus 
landis, Wat of Ogihyyis, his awne, and his brother sonis Dawyis. Item, gif the 
said Schir Jamis and the saide schirray accordis or discordis, qwat sowmis may be 
recouerit for Jon of the Wemys mariage sal be giffyn to the said Schir Andro for 
the mariage of his son and his brother sone to the said Jonis systeris, and the 
said Schir Jamis and Schir Jon Froster sal folow it wytht the consaile of the said 
Schir Andro at thar gudly poware. In witnes herof I haf set to my seill at Perth 
the vij day of October the zere of oure Lorde a thowsande cccc m0 and foure and 
fourty. 

36. Revocation by Christian of Glen of alienations made by her under com- 
pulsion of her late husbands. 26th February 1445-6. 

In Dei nomine amen : Anno Incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quadringentesimo 
quadragesimo quinto, mensis Februarii die vicesima sexta, indictione nona, ponti- 
ficatus sanctissimi in Christo patris ac domini nostri, domini Eugenii, divina 
prouidencia Pape quarti, anno decimo quinto ; in mei notarii publici et testium 
subscriptorum presentia personaliter constituta nobilis femina, Cristiana de Glen, 
filia et vna heredum quondam Johannis de Glen de Balmulto, ex certo et deliberato 
consilio dixit et asseruit ipsam alias in minori etate constitutam ac in subieccione 
et custodia detentam consensisse cuidam tallie facte de terris sibi jure hereditario 
pertinentibus et spectantibus, per quondam Dauid de Ogiluy, maritum suum, 
eapropter dicta Cristiana nunc asserens se ad sui libertatem deuenisse, dictam 
talliam qualitercunque factam de terris suis sibi jure hereditario pertinentibus et 
spectantibus, quantum de jure possit aut debet, reuocauit, cassauit et adnullauit, 
et presentis instrumenti tenore reuocat, cassat et adnullat, ac pro reuocatis, cassatis 
et adnullatis habere wit et habet : Insuper dixit et asseruit ipsam alias tempore 
Dauid de Abirkerdore, mariti sui, ad mandatum dicti Dauid et compulsam per 
eundem, consensisse alienacioni tunc facte de suo feodo et hereditate de certis terris 
sibi jure hereditario pertinentibus et spectantibus, idcirco nunc ipsam in sua pura 



1445.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 29 

et legitima viduitate constituta, dictam alienationem de suo feodo et hereditate 
factam de certis terris eidem jure hereditario pertinentibus et spectantibus, quantum 
de jure possit aut debet, reuocauit, cassauit et adnullauit, et presentis instramenti 
tenore reuocat, cassat et adnullat, ac pro reuocatis, cassatis et adnullatis habere 
wit et habet; Protestando eciam quod per huiusmodi talliam aut alienacionem 
terrarum sibi suisque heredibus nullum preiudicium generetur quin ipsa possit et 
valeat recursum habere ad huiusmodi terras, in omnibus et per omnia, acsi huius- 
modi tallia et alienacio miuime facte fuissent : Super quibus omnibus et singulis 
dicta Cristiana per me, notarium publicum subscriptum, sibi fieri peciit publicum 
instrumentum : Acta fuerunt hec in hospicio vicarii de Dunde, anno, die, mense, 
indictione et pontificatu quibus supra; presentibus reuerendo in Christo patre, 
Johanne, miseracione diuina, episcopo Brechinensi, ac venerabilibus et prouidis 
viris, magistris Johanne Willelmi, officiali Brechinensi, Eicai'do de Crag, vicario 
de Dunde, Willelmo de Kamys, vicario de Glammvs, Johanne Wrycht, rectore 
ecclesie de Kynnell, Dauid Seres, vicario de Monymele, Dauid Fothringame de 
Povry, Jacobo Fothringame, burgensi de Dunde, ac dominis Johanne Malcolmi et 
Jacobo Bartholomei, presbyteris, testibus ad premissa vocatis pariter et rogatis. 

Et ego Johannes Idill, clericus Sanctiandree diocesis, publicus auctoritate 
imperiali notarius [etc., in forma communi]. 



37. Teansumpt made 21st April 1449, of Indenture between Sir Andrew of 
Ogilvy of Inchmartin, and John of Wemyss of that ilk, for exchange of 
lands. 31st August 1445. 

In Dei nomine amen: Anno incarnacionisdominice millesimo quadringentesimo quad- 
ragesimo nono,mensis vero Aprilis die vicesima prima, indiccione duodecima, pontifi- 
catus sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini nostri domini Nicolai, diuina prouidencia 
pape quinti, anno tercio ; in mei notarii publici et testium subscriptorum presencia 
personaliter constitutus nobilis vir, dominus Andreas Ogiluil de Inchemartyne, 
miles, quandam partem cuiusdam indenture sanam et integram, non viciatam, non 
cancellatam, non rasam, non abolitam. neque in aliqua sui parte suspectam, sed 
omni prorssus vicio et suspicione carentem, sigillisque eorum quorum esse dicuntur 
sigillatam, coram Willelmo Thyne, balliuo burgi de Dunde, pro tribunali sedente, 
presentauit et perlegit, ac per me, notarium publicum subscriptum, in formam 
publicam per modum transumpti redigi postulauit ; cuius vero indenture tenor 
sequitur et est talis : — Thir Endenturis made at Edinburght the last day of the 
moneth of August the yher of Code a thousande four hundreth fourty and fy ve 



30 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1445. 

yeris proportis and beris witnes that it is accorclit betwex honorabile and worthy 
men, that is to say, Schir Androwe of Ogiluile of Inchemartyne, knycht, on the ta 
part, ande Johne of Wemys of that ilke on the tothir part, in maner, forme, and 
affec as eftir foluys, that is to say, that the saide Schir Androwe sal hafe in 
cosing and change the saide Johne of Wemys part of the landis of Inchemartyne, 
wytht thar pertenence, wytht tenande and tenandry, in fe and heritage for euer ; 
ande the saide Johne of Wemis sal hafe in like maner tharfor the saide Schir 
Androus part of the landis of the Wemys-schir, to gidder wytht his part of 
the landis of the Glen, and of Elchoke, wytht the chemys tharof, wytht tenande 
and tenandry, ande al richtwyse pertinence, in fe and heritage for euer : Alswa 
it is accordit that the saide Schir Androwe and Johnne sale appere in Perth 
in the kyrke of Sane Johne the Baptist on Tysday eftir Martimez, the quhilk 
sal be the sextene day of the moneth of Nouember next for to cum, befor noone, 
befor thir five personis vndirwirtyne, that is to say, Henry Forstar, Androwe 
of Lundy for the saide Johne, ande Willizame of Fentoune and Johne of 
Throntoun for the saide Schir Androwe, ancle Schir Jamys of Auchinlek 
of that ilke, knycht, as od man, the quhilkis five ar bodily sworne the gret 
aith, the haly wangelis twichit, til ende, modify and exstent the saide landis 
and cosing eftir thar ivittingis lelily and trewly, swa that ilkane of tha partyis 
hafe thar awne but werring eftir thar vndirstanding : Item, the saide Johne 
sal bring to the saide trist ane of thir twa, that is to say, Thome of Wemys 
of Rerace, Johne of Wemys of Sane Androwis ; and the saide Schir Androwe, 
ane of thir twa, that is to say, Maister Alexander of Guthery or Robert 
of Foullertone, the qwilkis salbe sworne in like maner as the five personis ar 
sworne til ende the saide change and cosing as is forsaide; ande gife the saide Schir 
Androwe and Johne falizeis in the brynging of twa of the forsaide last nemmyt 
four personis, the first five sal ende the saide cause ; ande gife it happinnys, as God 
forbede, ony of the forsaide first fyve personis to falize on ony maner of wyse, sic a 
like persone salbe chosyne wytht the consent of the saide Schir Androwe and 
Johne, ande falizeande tharof to be chosyne wytht the consent of the remanent of 
the fyrst fyve personis beande present, but fraude or gile. Ande gife the forsaide 
Johne of Wemys landis of Inchemartyn be fundyne be thaim mar of value or 
bettir than the saide Schir Androwis landis of the Glen, of Elchoke, and of the 
Wemys-schir, the said Schir Androwe sal recompence to the saide Johne and to 
his ayris to the value of the ourcome be the ordinance and the deliuerance of the 
saide arbitrouris of the landis of Drone to the saide Schir Androwe pertenande, 
ande falizeande tharof, of ony othir of his landis best gaynande to the saide 
Johne at the sicht of the saide arbitrouris. Ande gif the saide arbitrouris 



1445.] AND OF THE LESLIES OP LEVEN. 31 

findis the saide Schir Androwis part of the Wemys-schir, of the Glen, and 
of Elchoke, wytht thar pertenence as is forsaide, excedis and is mar of 
waloue than the halfe of Inchemartyne, wytht the pertenence, the saide Johne 
sal recompence to the saide Schir Androwe ande to his ayris to the value of 
the ourcome be the ordinance and the deliuerance of the saide arbitrouris of 
the landis of Drone to the saide Johne pertenande, and falizeande tharof, of 
vthir of his landis best gaynande to the saide Schir Androwe at the sicht of 
the saide arbitrouris. Item, it is accordit that gife Alexander of Ogiluile, the sone 
and ayr of vmqwile Dauy of Ogiluile, maryis ane of the sisteris of the saide Johne, 
as is poyntit, the saide Alexander beande in the fe of his landis of the Wemys- 
schir ande of Elchoke, the saide Johne sale recompence to the saide Alexander 
as in change for his part of the saide landis als profitabile landis of the saide 
Johnis, and of alsmekile value as he giffis to the saide Schir Androwe for his 
part of the forsaide landis, heritabilly to the saide Alexander and his ayris. Ande 
al thir landis forsaide changit to be haldyne als fre of the ourlordis as thai war 
befor the change. Ande gife the saide Johne and Alexander can nocht accorde 
of the forsaide change thai sal submyt thaim to the forsaide fyve arbitrouris 
or sevyn, and falizeande of ony of thaim takande sic lyke, and vnderly thar 
deliuerance and ordinance in like maner as the saide Schir Androwe and Johne ar 
bundyne. Ande gife thai discorde in the chesing of the personis forsaide, tha 
arbitrouris beande on life sal chese the remanent to the nowmer forsaide. Item, 
the saide Schir Androwe and Johne sal vnderly the ordinance and the deliuer- 
ance of the forsaide personis at the saide day and place of al malis, cowntis and 
rekynnyngis betwex thaim, ande specialy of the malis of the warde landis, the 
qwilkis the saide Schir Androwe sayis that he lete hym entir in befor the lauch- 
fule tyme of his elde, that is to say, of Strathardill and Elchoke, the saide arbitrou- 
ris beande sworne, ande al thir condiciones and appoyntmentis above wirtyne 
lelily and trewly to be kepyt, but fraude or gile, athir of the partyis til othir, the 
haly wangelis twechit, has giffyn bodily aith, ande for the mar sekirnes inter- 
changeabely has hungin to thar selis, togidder wytht the selis of honorabile men, 
that is to say, Schir Johne Froster of Corstorfin and Schir Jamys of Auchinleke, 
knychtis, day, yher, ande place befor writtyne, procurit be the forsaide partyis ; 
befor thir witnes, Johne of Maxvile, Androwe of Wemys, George of Grinlawe, 
Archebalde Wal.ice, Schir Patrike Lesouris, persone of Newtoun, Petir of Coch- 
rane, ande Schir Thomas of Kyrcaldy, publist notar, and mony vthris. Post 
cuiusquidem indenture perlecturam prefatus dominus Andreas per me, notarium 
publicum subscriptum, sibi fieri peciit publicum iustrumentum : Acta fuerunt hec 
in pretorio burgi de Dunde, anno, die, mense, indiccione et pontificatu quibus supra; 



32 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1446. 

presentibus prouidis viris, Georgeo Broune, Jacobo Skrimgeour, Thoma de Leis, 
burgensibus dicti burgi, Thoma de Haya, scutifero, domino Johanne Qwittoun, 
vicario de Ocb.tirb.ouse, Waltero Grenlawe, clerico communitatis burgi de Dunde, 
et Andrea Parcar, cum multis aliis testibus ad premissa vocatis pariter et rogatis. 
Et in euidencius testimonium premissorum sigilla quorundam testium prescripto- 
rtun presenti publico instrumento sunt appensa. 

Et ego Johannes Mill, clericus Sancti Andree diocesis, publicus auctoritate 
imperiali notarius dictam partem indenture vidi, tenui et perlegi, et in 
banc publicam formam fideliter redegi, factaque collatione et examina- 
cione diligenti de presenti transumpto cum originali, quia ea in omnibus 
concordare inueni, ideo presens publicum instrumentum aliena maun 
scriptum incle confeci, signoque meo solito et consueto signaui rogatus 
et requisitus in testimonium veritatis premissorum. 

38. Licence by the Penitentiary of Pope Eugenius the Fourth to John 

Boss and Marion, his wife, to choose a confessor. 17th July 1446. 

Georgius de Cesarinis, Dei gratia sedis Apostolice prothonotarius, dilectis in 
Christo nobilibus Johanni Eos et Mariote eius vxori, Glasguensis diocesis, 
salutem in Domino : Vt animabus vestris salubrius consulatur, auctoritate domini 
Pape cuius penitentiarie curam regimus, deuotioni vestre concedimus, quatenus 
liceat vobis ydoneum et discretum presbyterum in confessorem eligere, qui super 
peccatis que sibi confitebimini, nisi talia sunt propter que mansit sedes apostolica 
conferenda, dicta auctoritate vobis prouideat de absolutionis debite beneficio et 
penitentia salutari, hinc ad quinquennium quociens fuerit opportunum : Vota 
uero peregrinationis et abstinencie, si qua emisistis que seruare commode non 
potestis vltramarino, beatorum Petri et Pauli atque Jacobi apostolorum votis 
duntaxat exceptis, commutet vobis hac uice idem confessor in alia opera pietatis. 
Datum Borne apud Sanctum Petrum sub sigillo officii penitentiarie xvj kalendas 
Augusti, pontificatus domini Eugenii Pape nil. anno quinto decimo. 

D. Bunnatis. G. Chaignon. 

Fulco. 

39. Indenture between Sir Andrew Ogilvie of Inchmartin and Alexander 

Ogilvie of Kinneff, his nephew, respecting the marriage of the latter's 
three sisters and his own curatory. 31st July 1449. 

This endentur maide at Inchemartyne the last day of the moneth of Julii, the 
yer of Gode a thusande four hundreth fourty and nyne, betuix honorabile men, 



1449.] AND OF THE LESLIES OP LEVEN. 33 

that is to say, Schir Androwe of Ogilvile of Inchemartyne, knycht, on the ta part, 
and Alexander of Ogilvile of Kynnefe, on the tother part, the quhilk proportis 
and beris witnes that it is accordit betuix the saide Schir Androwe and Alexander 
at the saide Schir Androwe sal mary and at his gudly powar ger be maryit alsoune, 
als honorabely and als profitabli as thai war his awne dochteris gottyne of his 
body, Margret, Cristiane and Marioune, ful sisteris to the saide Alexander, to the 
quhilkis manage the saide Alexander, with the consent and the assent of the 
saide his thre sisteris, has gefyne and assingnit to the said Schir Androwe, the 
saide thre his sisteris partis of thar gudis belangande thaim throwe the dede of 
Dauy of Ogilvile, vmqwile thar fader, togidder with his haile ayrschepe of his 
saide fader, gife the saide Schir Androwe thinkis it spedfule, and falzeande tharof 
his manage gudis be the sycht of the saide Schir Androwe, his eme, quhill his 
saide thre sisteris may be honorabli steddit be the saide his eme and thar 
touchqueris fullely payit ; and gife the saide gudis, his ayrschepe and his mariage 
gudis, beis mar of valu or excedis the soume of mone and gudis at the saide Schir 
Androwe sal hafe spendit on the saide Alexander, and the saide his thre sisteris, 
or the saide Alexander be of twenti and fy ve yeris of age, the saide Schir Androwe 
sal assitht to the saide Alexander ilka peny or peny wortht, that is to say, the 
ourcome within a yer next tharefter or befor, at the will of the saide Alexander, 
til him or his assingnais ; ande gife the saide Schir Androwe hafe spendit mar on 
the saide Alexander and his sisteris forsaide than the saide mariage, ayrschepe 
and gudis curnis to, as is befor wryttyne, be the forsaide tyme of his age, as is 
befor exprimit, the saide Alexander at the wile of his saide eme sal mak haile 
contentatioune and payment of the haile ourcome to the saide his eme at sik lyk 
tyme as he suld hafe tane payment of the saide his eme and oucht haide bene 
tharof remanit in his emys hande on thaim vndisponit, as is befor writtyne : Alsua 
the saide Alexander sal vtirly governe him and al his landis and his gudis, hade 
and for to be hade, and principaly his mariage, quhill he be of twenty and fyve 
yer, be the conseile and ordinance of the saide Schir Androwe, his eme ; and gife 
the saide Alexander be scathit or harmyt be the conseile of the saide Schir 
Androwe mar than he happenys to be amendit or beterit at the outwering of the 
saide twenty and fyve yeris, the saide his eme sal recompence and amende his 
saide scathis ilka peny or peny wortht within a yer next tharefter at the wile of 
the saide Alexander ; ande gife it sal happyne the saide Alexander, without con- 
sent of his saide eme, to sele, wedset for male, or set for yerly male, in ony tyme to 
cum within the saide tyme, or to mak ony kynde of alienacioune of ony kynde of 
lande that salbe his or is his the day of the makyn of this write, or euir in ony 
tyme of his life sellis or wedsettis for malis, or makis ony kynde of disherisoune to 

VOL. III. E 



34: CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1449. 

his ayris of ony landis at he is borne to heretabli, the quhilk he is obblist, and be 
this present write obblisis him, at he sal neuer do without fule consent and assent 
of the saide his erne, he granttis him to hafe set, saulde, wedset, or analyit, and be 
this present write settis, sellis, wedsettis and analyis the samyn lande to the saide 
his erne, or ma, gife tliar be ma than ane, for sik lyk price and tyme, ande with al 
othir fredomys as he makis condicioune of thame to ony othir persone or personis, 
but fraude or gyle ; ande gife it happenis othir of thir partis forsaide to do in the 
contrar, or to breke ony of thir forsaide condicionis, as Gode forbede it do, the 
parti falzeande sal pay to the parti kepande condicioune five hundreth markis of 
vsuale mone of Scotlande for thar costis and thar scathis within a yer next efter 
the brekyne of the saide condicionis, neuertheles ' al condicionis forsaide, as is 
befor writtyne, to be of valu ; and at al thir enpoynmentis and condicionis befor 
writtyne sal lely and treuly be kepit and fulfillit athir of thir partis forsaide for 
tham and thar ayris til vthir ar oblist vndir the fathis of thar bodyis ; and for the 
mar credence, to the part remanande with the saide Alexander the seile of the 
saide Schir Androwe is to put, togidder with the selis of ane honorabile man 
Alane of Kynnarde of that ilk and Johne Scot of Fingask, procurit with instance 
be baitht the forsaide partis, ande to the part remanande with the saide Schir 
Androwe the seile of the saide Alexander is to put, togidder with the seillis of the 
saide Alane and Johne procurit with instance as is befor writtyne, befor thir 
witnes, Schir Androwe Ramsay, persone of Ouchtirdera, Johnne of Shrilly ng, Schir 
Jamys of Nefe, and Schir Thomas of Cors, chapelanis, with vthir sundry, yer, 
day, and place befor writtyne. 



40. Precept by John of Ruthven, Sheriff of Perth, to infeft Sir Andrew of 
Ogilvie in the half of Inchmartin, formerly belonging to John of Wemyss. 
15th August 1451. 

Scher Johnne of Rothvene of that ilke and schirrefe of Perth to Thome Ward- 
roperr, mar, and to his deputis of the nethir est quarter of Gowre, greting : We 
charge yhou, or ony ane of yhou, that yhe pas to the chemis of the halfe of the 
lordschipe of Inchemartyne vmquhile pertenynge to Johne of Wemys, and thar ye 
gife heretabile sasyne to Scher Androve of Ogilby, or til his atturnais, ane or ma, 
of the saide landis wytht the pertinence, saffande ilke mannis richt, and eftir the 
tenor of a certane indentur made be the saide Johnne to the saide Scher Androve 
vndir the seil of his armys and the sellis of vmquhile Scher Johnne Froster and 
Scher Jamis of Auchinleke as twechinge the change of the saide landis for 



1452.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 35 

the saide Scher Androvis landis of Elchyoke, the "Wemischir and of the Glen, and 
eftir as the saide Scher Androve has ohtenit befor vs be a brefe of conuencioun of 
the kingis chapele and eftir as is contenit in the decret of the curt and the rol- 
ment before vs tharof made, writtyne vndir our seile at Eothvene the xv day of 
August the yer of Gode a thousande four hundreth fyfty and ane. [Seal 
remaining — shield couched, charged with three bars.] 



41. Extract from the Sheriff-Court Books of Forfar with Decreet at instance of 
Sir Andrew Ogilvie of Inchmartine against Walter Tulloch of that 
Ilk. 1st May and 31st July 1452. 

Curia vicecomitis de Forfar tenta apud montern castri de Monros per Walterum 
de Ogilville de Bewfurde, deputatum Alexandri de Ogilvile de Ouchter- 
house, vicecomitis de Forfar, in vigilia Sancte Trinitatis, anno Domini 
millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo secundo, sectis vocatis, 
curia affirm ata, etc. 

The quhilk day comperit in jugement Scher Andro of Ogilvile of Inchemartyne, 
knycht, and askit at the saide scheref deput quhat at he hade done till a brefe 
of conuencioun present till him be the saide Scher Andro xl dais befor and mar 
vpoun "Wat of Touloch of that ilke, as tweching ye mariage of him selfe and of his 
sone and his ayre ; and than the saide scherefe deput callit Willyhame Marschale, 
mar of fee of the qwarter of Arbroith, and askit at him quhat at he hade done 
to the summonis of the saide brefe efter as wes geffyne him in commandement 
be the scherefe forsaide, and than the saide Wilyhame, mar of fee, incontenent 
provit the saide summonis lauchfully maide xl dais befor and mare and to this 
day peremptory to the saide Wat till answer til the saide Scher Andro, and til 
al the ponttis contenit in the saide breffe twechande the saide mariagis ; the quhilk 
summonis beande lauchfully provit the saide scherefe deput gert the saide Wat 
be callit be the saide mar oft and mony tymis til answare to the saide party 
vpoun the saidis actionis, and to the ponttis contenit in the saide brefe, the 
quhilk comperit nocht, and the tyme of day past, and than the saide Scher 
Andro saide that he wes cumyng till his clame of the forsaide mariagis and 
for non defence efter the tenour of certane depositionis proufet in writ and 
vnder sellis of Johne of Lummysdene of Ardry, Scher Andro Ramsay, person 
of Ouchtirdera, and Johne of Skirling, or the vaile of the saide mariagis, the 
quhilk he elamyt for his awne mariage gif it falyheit ij c markis, and for his 



36 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1452. 

sonnis iij c gif it falyheit, and for the mar habundance askit the saide depositionis 
with vtheris diuerse depositionis thar present and rede to be decernit resonabile 
prufe for his saide clamys and that be decret of curt, and his party to fulfill the 
forsaide condicionis or til assitht the saide summys and tharto to be compellit as 
lawe walde ; and than the saide Scher Andro removit out of curt : the curt avisit 
as than, the saicle Scher Andro in-callit, for waiknes of curt the forsaide decret 
wes delayit and resplatit til a curt to be haldyne at Forfar the first day of the 
moneth of Julii next tocum, that day beand as this day in all thing, but preiudice 
of ony party. 

Curia vice[comitis de Forfar tenta ibidem in pretorio dicti burgi per Johann]em 
Carncorse de Balmyschener, deputatum Alexandri de Ogilvile de Ouch- 
terhouse, vicecomitis de Forfar, . . . prim[o die] mensis Ju[lii] anno 
prescripto, sectis vocatis, curia affirmata, etc. 

The quhilk day consent in curt [Scher Andro] Ogilvile, and askit the decret 
resplatit and delayit out of the last curt befor to this curt tweching the brefe of 
conuencioun and his clam . . . Wat of Toulocht efter as contenit is in the curt 
ganging befor ; and than the saide Scher Androve removit out of curt : [the curt 
avisit as than], the saide Scher Andro in-callit again in curt, for waiknes of curt 
put the saide actioun in resplat in lik manner as the curt ... til a curt to be 
haldyne at Forfar the last day of this instante moneth of Julii. 

Cueia vicecomitis de Forfar tenta ibidem in pretorio dicti burgi per Thomam 
de Fentoun de Ogile, deputatum Alexandri de Ogilvile de Ouchtii- 
house, vicecomitis de Forfar, die Lune vltimo die mensis Julii anno 
prescripto, sectis vocatis et curia affirmata, etc. 

The quhilk day comperit in jugement Scher Andro of Ogilvile forsaide and askit 
the decret resplatit and delayit out of the curt befor writyn next precedand lik 
as it ves resplatit out of the curt of Monrose next befor that curt as tweching 
the conuencioun purchest be the saide Scher Andro vpoun Wat of Toulocht and his 
clamys, as is contenit in the saide curt haldyne at Monrose, to be pronunsit and 
decretit and deliuerit as it sulde haf ben done in the curt of befor, allegeande 
as he dide of befor, that he wes cumyng till his clame for non defence, and for 
the mar habundance gefe in his provise in writ ; than the saide Scher Andro 
removit out of curt; the curt riply avisit, the saide [Scher Andro] tharefter in-callit, 
decretit and decernit the said w[rittis pr]esent be the saide Scher Andro to be 



1453.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 37 

resonabile prufe for the saide conuencionis, [for non] defence and for his clamis 
forsaide as is contenit in the saide curt haldyn at Montrose, the quhilk wes 
pronunsit be the [mouth o]f the dempstar and commandement geffyne be the juge 
to the saide mar of the qwarter of Arbrothoc to compell the saide Wat to fulfile 
the saide conuencionis within lauchfule tyme and as lawe wille ; of the quhilk 
procese the saide Scher Andro askit the copi to be transsumit till hym vnder the 
jugis seillis and the seile of the office, and to be deliuerit til hym for the cost, 
the quhilk wes granttit and decernit hym be the juge and the curt, yher, day and 
place forsaid. 

42. Testificate by Andrew Lundy, Sheriff of Fife, regarding Procuratory 
of Eevocation by Marjory Ogilvie. 23d October 1453. 

Tille alle men to quhais knawlege thir present lettres selle tocum, Andro Lundy, 
scheref of Fiff, grething : Sen meretabille thing is tille bere witnes tille swth- 
fastnes, and naymly tille officiaris in the administracione of thair office, quhare the 
occultatioun of verite ma gennyre preiudice tille innocentis, thin it is that I bere 
witnes be thir my lettres that in the tolbouthe of the burghe of Coupar, in the 
scherai court thar, be haldin the sewynteyn day of the monethe of Octobire the 
yhere of Gode a thousande foure hundrethe fifty and tua yhere, comperit Schir 
Andro Ogylvyl of Ynchemartin, knycht, and presentit lettres of procuratory made 
be Mariory Ogylvyl, his spouse, the douchtir wmquhille of Schir Jhone Glen, 
knycht, larde of that ilke, of the quhilk lettres the tenoure folowis, in thir wordis : 
— Be it made kende tille alle men throw thir present lettres me, Mariory of 
Ogylvylle, the douchtire of wmquhille of Jhone of the Glene, and ayre princi- 
pals and eldast till wmquhill Schir Jhone of the Glene of that ilke, and tille 
Daym Mergaret of Erskyn of Ynchemartin, tille hawe made, constitute and 
ordande, and be thir present lettres makkis, constitutis and ordandis ane hon- 
orabille man, and myn derrest spouse, Andro of Ogilwile of Ynchemartyn, myn 
procuratoure, attornay and specialle depute tille compere for me and in myn naym 
in the scheref court of Fiff the saidis sewynteyn day of Octobire next tille cum, 
to be haldin befor the scheref or his deputis, ane or ma, and in alle othire courtis 
and placis alse oft as him thinkis spedfulle, and thar for me and alle my per- 
sonaris in my naym and thairis to protest, and protestatioun tille mak lik as wes 
of befor, be vmquhille Schir Jhone of Glene and the saide Dame Mergaret, his 
wyff, and be Schir Jhone of Wemys and Dame Isabelle his wiff, in the scheref 
court of Fiff befor Schir Jorge of Leysle, that tym scheref of Fiff, and in lik 
maner be the saide Dame Mersraret in the scheref court of Perth befor Schir 



38 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1453. 

Waltir Stewart, that tym scheref of Perth, efter the dede of Schir Jhone Glene, 
hire spouse, in hire pure viduite, or in ony othir maner of way, be the saide myn 
procuratoure sen spedefulle, that alle alienationis of fee and heritage that langit 
or pertenit or of law sulde hawe langit or pertenit till wmquhille Dame Isabelle 
of Inchemartin and wyf tille Schir Alan of Erskyn, donne or made be the saide 
Schir Alan or be the saide Dame Isabell, scho beande couerit, or be ony othire 
of hire successouris wnlauchfully or in the contrare of the law of Scotlande, 
and principaly of the landis of the Wemys-Tarweth within the scherefdome of 
Fiff, and of the landis of Carrik and Glenerochquhi, within the lordeschipe of 
Kylbrochqwy, within the regalite of Athoyll and in the scherefdome of Perth, or 
of ony othire landis or annuelle rentis or profitis belangande fee and heritage 
within the kynrik of Scotlande ; and in lik maner giff ony landis, fischinnis, 
annuelle rentis or profitis be wrangwysly or wnlauchfully, or of ony maner of way 
withhaldin fre me or myn personalis, that alle sik alienacionis or wrangwys 
detencionis or occupacionis turne me, na to myn personaris in preiudice, na do ws 
na harme na scathe na deferring tille oure richtis be na maner of way, and 
principaly be prescripcioun, bot at ma hawe the law and recurse till it in tym of 
piese and of law and quhen law is kepit, ande alle othire and sindry thingis tille 
do and hawnt that till the office of sik a procuratour, attorny or speciale depute 
ar knawyn of law or of custum to perteyn, or at I mycht do, and I ware present 
in propire persoun, I hale] ande and for tille halde ferme and stabill quhatsumeuer 
thing the forsaide myn procuratour, attorny or speciale deput in myn naym or 
myn personaris forsaide ledis till be done. In the witnes herof I hawe set to my 
seed at Ynchemartin the x day of Septembre the yhere of Gode I m cccc fifti and 
tua yhere. The QUHILK lettres beande rede in court, herde and wnderstande be 
thaim present in court, the saide procuratour admittit, lauchfulle protestit thare 
that alle alienacionis made be Schir Alan of Erskyn and Dame Isabelle his spouse, 
or ony ayn of thaim, or yhit be thare successouris of quhatsumeuer landis, 
annuelle rentis, fischinnis or ony othire profitis quhatsumeuer belangin his spouse 
Daym Mariory, of fee and heritage, redundit nocht na yhit turnit tille hire na tille 
hire personaris in harme or scathe in ony tym cuming; ande alse he protestit 
that the wrangwyse detencionis, occupacionis of the saide landis, annuell rentis, 
fischinnis and profitis or yhit of ony otheris landis, annuele or profitis be quhat- 
sumeuer made, pass nocht in prescripcioun, bot at scho and hir personaris ma 
hawe law and recurse tille alle the saide landis, annuele rentis, fischinnis and 
profitis in tym of pese and law, the quhilk thingis the saide procuratour protestit 
expresly togiddir with alle the layf of the clausis contenit in the saide lettres of 
procuratory in the presens of thir lardis and gentillis wndervvrittin and diuers 



1455.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 39 

otheris, in the first Jhone Kynlouche of Cruwe, Dauy Hay of the Nauchtau, Jhoue 
Lummysdeyn of Ardre, Dauy Berclai of Colerny, Jhone Kynnere of that ilke, 
Jhone Wemys of Kylmany, Wilzheam Strathenry of that ilke, Dauy Balfour of 
Caraldstane, Alyschender Lothroisk of that ilke, Archebalde Meldrum of Cleysche, 
Alyschendir Thayn of that ilke, Jhone Lummysdeyne, yhoungare, and Jorge 
Bamsay, apperande ayre tille the Larde of Clatte ; In the witnes herof Thome of 
Kyninmonde seele, myn deput, in the absens of myn seelle as hawande the 
strenthe of myn awn seelle, togiddir with part of thire saide lardis seelis, to 
thir myn lettres ar to hungin at the burghe forsaide, the day, the monethe and 
the yhere befor writtin, ande thareftire I the saide scherai the xxiij day of Octobere, 
the yhere of Gode I m cccc fifty and thre yhere has to hungin myn propir seelle. 

43. Tkansumpt of Brecept by King James the Second, and Monition by 
James, Bishop of St. Andrews, to the Arbiters on the excambion of 
Inchmartin and Wemyss. Sth July 1455. 

In Dei nomine amen : Anno incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quadringentesimo 
quinquagesimo quinto, mensis vero Julii die octauo, indiotione tercia, pontificatus 
sanctissimi in Christo et domini, domini diuina prouidentia pape 

anno primo ; in mei notarii publici et testium subscriptorum presencia 
personaliter constitutus honorabilis vir, dominus Andreas de Ogilvill de Inch- 
martyne, miles, duas literas papireas rubea cera sigillatas, vnam, videlicet, 
quandam literam preceptoriam e capella regia emanatam, signeto domini nostri 
regis Jacobi patenter signatam, et aliam, literam denunciacionis sigillo reuerendi 
in Christo patris rotundo sigillatam, mihi, notario publico, perlegendas exami- 
nandas, copiandas et transsumendas presentauit ; cujus quidem litere regie 
tenor talis est : — -Jamys, be the grace of God, Kyng of Scottis, till our lowedis 
Jamys of Auchlek of that ilk, knycht, Henry Forester, Andreu of Lundy, Willzam 
of Fentoun, and Jhonne of Thorntoun, gretyng : Nochtwythstandyng that we 
made yhou be summounde be our lettres till haff comperyt in Berth certane day 
to haff endyt and gewyn out the change and cosyng of certane landis betuyx 
Andrew of Ogilby of Inchmartyne, knycht, and Jhone of Wemys of Methkill, 
lyke as ye ar oblist to do, and the said partis compromyttit to yhou, the qwhilk 
day nor place yhe comperit nocht bot contumacely absentit yhou, disobeying of our 
lettres forsaidis ; Our will is and we charge yhou yhete as of before, that yhe 
compere in the said place the last day of the moneth of October next to cum 
wyth continuacioun of dayis, and endis and giffis furth the said submissioun efter 
as ye ar oblist be yhour athis, certifying the said partis that ye ar chosyn fore of 



40 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1455. 

the said day and place, and at ye mon deliuer the said submissioun quhether thai 
compere before yow or nocht ; and this he naway lefis wndone wnder the payne of 
recognicioun of your landis and arrestyng of yhour gudis, deliueryng thir our 
lettres be yow red and wnderstandyn agayn to the berar : Gewyn wnder our 
signete at Faukland the ix day of Nouember, and of our regne the ellewyn yhere. 
Sequitur execucio eiusdem litere: — I, Schir Thomas of Corse, chapelane, summounde 
the said Willyam of Fentoun and Ihone of Thorntoun in proper persoun before 
thir wytnessis, Patrik Charteris, Patrik of Ogilvill, and Jhone Scot, wytht syndry 
other : and I, the said Thomas, summounde the forsaid Andro of Lunde in proper 
persoun before thir wytnessis, Dawy Boswell of Ballmulto, Patrik Charteris, Jhone 
Scot, and Henry Cosere : and I, the said Thomas, summonde the forsaid Henry 
Forester at Nudry, his mansioun and duellying place, before thir wytnes, Jhone 
Dicsoun, Willyam Androw Dawisoun, and Ewyn Cambell, his broustar, wytht 
syndry other. Alterius vero videlicet denunciacionis tenor talis est et sequitur sub 
hac forma : — Jacobus, miseracione diuina, episcopus Sancti Andree, vniuersis et 
singulis ecclesiarum rectoribus, vicariis perpetuis, jiresbyteris curatis et non 
curatis, per nostram dyocesim vbilibet constitutis, super execucionem presencium 
debite requisitis, salutem cum benedictione diuina : Quamuis alias Henricus For- 
star de Nudry, Andreas de Lundy, Willelmus de Fentoun et Johannes de Thorn- 
toun, arbitri mutuo consensu electi in quadam causa excambii seu appreciamenti 
certarum terrarum inter nobilem virum, dominum Andream de Ogilvill de Inch- 
martyne, militem, ab vna, et Johannem de Wemys ab alia partibus, per nostras 
certi tenoris patentes literas legittime moniti ad comparendum certis die et loco 
eisdem specialiter assignatis, ad proferendum, determinandum et pronunciandum 
eorum determinacionem et decretum in dicta causa, partibus predictis et in 
scriptis sub eorum sigillis, vt moris est, prout fuerunt obligati sub pena excom- 
municacionis, ipsi tamen nostris monitis et mandatis minime obtemperantes in 
dictas excommunicationis sententias dampnabiliter inciderunt : Vobis igitur et 
vestrum cuilibet in virtute sancte obediencie stricte precipiendo mandamus qua- 
tenus dictos Henricum, Andream, Willelmum, et Johannem, quos et eorum quem- 
libet suis causantibus demeritis et contumaciis excommunicamus in hiis scriptis, 
sic per nos excommunicates et eorum quemlibet excommunicatum, in ecclesiis 
vestris et singulis earum omnibus diebus dominicis, festiuis et aliis, inter missarum 
sollempnia et alibi publice denuncietis, et vestrum quilibet denunciet, a dicta 
denunciacione non cessantes donee ad cessandum a nobis reciperitis in mandatis : 
Et presentes debite executas cum requisiti fueritis earundem reddite latori : Datas 
sub sigillo nostro rotundo apud Sanctum Andream, xii° die mensis Nouembris, 
anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quadragesimo septimo et consecracionis 



1458.] AND OP THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 41 

nostre decimo. Sequitur execucio eiusderu litere : — Et ego, Thomas de Cruce, 
capellanus, denunciaui suprascriptos, videlicet, Henricum, Andream, excommuni- 
catos vigore presencium, in ecclesia parochiali de Perth, xx° die mensis Nouembris 
anno antedicto, hiis testibus, Willelmo Fentoun, Johanne Thorntoun, domino 
Roberto Grame, capellano, cum diuersis aliis, scriptum manu propria. Post qua- 
rumquidem literarum lecturam, inspecturam et diligentem examinaturam, dictus 
dominus Andreas a me, notario publico, sibi fieri peciit publicum instrumentum 
siue transumptum, vt ipsi transumpto fides aclhibeatur futuris temporibus sicut 
originalibus. Acta fuerunt hec in capella de Inchmartyne hora quasi vndecima 
ante meridiem uel eocirca, sub anno, die, mense, indiccione et pontificatu quibus 
supra ; presentibus ibidem, honorabilibus et discretis viris, Johanne Ketht de 
Troupe, dominis Andrea Chepman et Johanne Merciale, capellanis, Willelmo 
Cochrane de Cleggorne, Andrea Erth, Willelmo Scot, Koberto Noroway, armigeris, 
testibus ad premissa vocatis specialiter et rogatis. 

Et ego Johannes Hude, presbyter Sancti Andree dyocesis, publicus auctoritate 
imperiali notarius [etc. in forma communi]. 



44. Discharge by Alexander Ogilvie of Duntrone, to his uncle, Sir Andrew 
Ogilvie of Inchmartin, for £80. 21st August 1458. 

Be it kende till all men be thir present letteris me, Alexander of Ogilwile of 
Duntrone till haf resawit and fullely to be payit and content be the handis of 
myne erne, Schir Andro of Ogihvill of Inchmertyne, knycht, and of his seruandis 
for hym, of four scoire of pundis of vsuale moue of Scotlande, and in the quhilk 
sowme he was bundyn to me be his obbligacioun for my sisteris Cristeanis part 
of my fader gudis, and of my ayrschepe giffyn be me to the mendment of my 
sisteris mariage, of the qwilk four scoire of pundis I halde me weile content 
and payit, and the saide Schir Andro, his ayris, executouris, and assingnais, and 
all otheris at afferis tharof for ewermare quitclemys : In witnes herof I haf set 
to my seile at Dunde the xxj day of the moneth of August the yere of Gode 
I m four hunder and audit and fyfty, and for the mar witnessing I haf subscriuit 
myne name with myne awne hande. 

Alechander of Ogilvil o Kymef, 
Virtin vit miyn naun hand. 



VOL. hi. 



42 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1461. 



45. Charter by Andrew, Lord Gray, and his son and grandson, to David 
Ogilvie of Inchmartin, of four bovates of land of Inchmartin in the 
barony of Longforgan. 1st May 1461. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris, Andreas dominus le Gray, salutem in 
Domino sempiternam : Noueritis nos vtilitate nostra in hac parte preuisa, et cum 
consensu et assensu carissimi fiiii nostri et heredis, vna cum consensu et assensu 
Andree Gray, filii sui et heredis, militum, dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta 
nostra confirmasse, dilecto consanguineo nostro Dauid de Ogilvy, filio et heredi 
apparenti domini Andree de Ogilvy de Inchmartyne, militis, quatuor bouatas 
terrarum de Inchmartyne cum pertinenciis, que nunc existunt in manibus 
Johannis Gall, firmarii nostri, iacentes in baronia de Langforgound, infra vicecomi- 
tatum de Perth, pro quadam certa summa peccunie nobis in nostra necessitate 
pre manibus persoluta : Tenendas et habendas totas et integras predictas quatuor 
bouatas terrarum, cum pertinenciis, prefato Dauid, heredibus suis et assignatis, de 
nobis et heredibus nostris, in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum, per omnes rectas 
metas suas antiquas et diuisas, in moris, marresiis, aquis, stagnis, riuolis, culturis, 
viis, semitis, planis, pratis, pascuis et pasturis, molendinis, multuris, turbariis, 
petariis, carbonariis, siluis et virgultis, aucupacionibus, venacionibus, et piscacioni- 
bus, tam in proprietate quam in communi, et cum omnibus aliis et singulis 
libertatibus, commoditatibus, et asiamentis ac iustis suis pertinenciis quibuscunque, 
tam subtus terra quam supra terrain, tam non nominatis quam nominatis, ad dictas 
quatuor bouatas terrarum cum pertinenciis spectantibus seu iuste spectare valenti- 
bus quomodolibet in futurum ; et adeo libere, quiete, plenarie, integre, honorifice, 
bene et in pace, in omnibus et per omnia, sicut alique terre infra regnum Scocie 
alicui dantur uel conceduntur : Reddendo inde annuatim predictus Dauid, heredes 
sui et assignati, nobis et heredibus nostris, vnum denarium vsualis monete Scocie 
in festo Pentecostes apud dictas terras nomine albe firme, si petatur tantum, pro 
omni alio seruicio seculari, exaccione, iuramento fidelitatis vel demanda que de 
dictis quatuor bouatis terrarum cum pertinenciis exigi poterunt quouismodo vel 
requiri : Et nos vero prefatus Andreas, Patricius et Andreas et heredes nostri, 
totas et integras dictas quatuor bouatas terrarum de Inchmartyn cum pertinenciis 
prefato Dauid, heredibus suis et assignatis, in omnibus et per omnia, vt prescriptum 
est, contra omnes homines et feminas varantizabimus, acquietabimus et in per- 
petuum defendemus : In cuius rei testimonium sigilla nostra presenti carte nostre 
sunt appensa, apud Rossy in Govry, primo die mensis Maii anno Domini millesimo 
quadringentesimo sexagesimo primo. 



1461.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 43 



46. Letters of Reversion by Sir John Wemyss of that Ilk, to Sir Andrew 
Ogilvie of Inchmartin, of six merks worth of land in the Westertown 
of Inchmartin. 12th May 1461. 

Be it made kend till all men be thir present lettres me, Johne of Vemys of that 
ilk, knycht, to be obliste, and lelaly and treuly to be bundyn till ane honorabill 
man, Schir Andro of Ogilby of Inchmartyne, knycht, and to my lufit cusyng, 
Dauid Ogilby, sone and apperande ayr to the saide Schir Androw, that nocht wytht- 
standyng that I haff of the saide Dauid, wytht full consent and assent of the saide 
Schir Androw, be playne charter, heritably sex markis worth of land wythtin the 
Vestyrtovne of Inchmartyne, neuertheless my vill is, and for me and myn ayris oblis 
vs be the faytht of our bodyis and as is before vryttyn, that qwhen euer the saide 
Schir Andro or Dauid, thair ayeris or thair assignais, ma or ane togidder and at 
anys apon a day in paris kyrk of Perth, apon the he altar of that ilk, payis and 
contentis to me, or myn ayeris or myne assignais, the sovme of fyve scor of markis 
and fyve mark of gude and vsuell mone of Scotland, than furthwytht and incon- 
tinent but delay, I the said Johne, myne ayeris or myn assignais sail frely resyng 
and vpgiff to the saide Schir Andro or Dauid, thair ayeris or assignais the saide mone, 
payand the forsaid sex markis worth of land, wytht all charter or evident that we 
haff tharof, togider wytht all rycht or clame that we haff, had or may haff to the 
said land for euermare ; and giff it happynnis me, myn ayeris or myn assignais, as 
God forbede it do, purposly, fraudefully or reklasly to absent ws fra the resayte 
of the sovme, we beand or ony of ws the said landis brukand warnyt fourty dayis 
before, other in proper persoun or at our duellyng place for that tyme, we grant, and 
for ws and our ayeris fullaly consentis, that the said Schir Andro or Dauid, or ony in 
thair name, the said mone profferand, put the saide mone in the commoun purse 
of Perth, and thar till our oyse to be kepit and fra thinefurth thai to haff full 
regresse to the said sex markis wortht of land in all thyng, and as it had bene be 
ws resignit, and ve to be dischargit tharof for euer ; the qwhilk all and syndry 
condicionis to kepe lelaly and treuly we haff gevyn the bodaly ath, all fraude and 
gyle avay put and vterly excludit ; In vytnese of the qwhilk thyng I haf set to 
my sele at Perth the tuelfe day of Maii the yer of God I m four hundreth sexti 
and a yere before thir vytnes. 



44 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1461. 

47. Transumpt of Obligation and Bond of Manrent by Walter of Tulch 
to Sir Andrew Ogilvie of Inchmartin, 16th April 1461. Transumpt 
dated 28th June 1461. 

In Dei nomine amen : Anno incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quadringentesimo 
sexagesimo primo, mensis vero Junii die vicesimo octauo, indictione nona, ponti- 
ficatus sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini nostri domini Pii, diuina prouidentia 
Pape secundi, anno tertio ; in mei notarii publici et testium subscriptorum pre- 
sencia personaliter constitutus honorabilis vir, dominus Andreas de Ogilby de 
Inchmartyne, miles, quandam literam obligatoriam siue contractoriam inter ipsum 
et Valterum de Tulche factam, in pergamino scriptam, sigillo dicti Valteri vna cum 
sigillo honorabilis viri, Patricii Bruse, coram me, notario publico, et testibus infra- 
scriptis cum instancia procurato, alba cera rubea impressa sigillatam, sanam, integ- 
ram, perlegendam, copiandam et transsumendam mihi, notario publico presentauit, 
cuiusquidem litere tenor talis est et sequitur, sub hac forma : — Be it KEND till 
all men be thir present lettres me, Vat of Tulche, sone and ayr of vmqwhile Vat of 
Tulche of that ilk, to be cummyn man till ane honorabill man and my derast 
maister, Schir Andro of Ogilby of Inchmartyn, knycht, and falzeand of hym to 
Dauy of Ogilby, his sone, of speciale retenew, in vere and in pese, agaynnis all 
dedely persounis, myne allegiance to the kyng allanerly outane, for all the dayis 
of my lyfe ; and for sa mekill as the saide Schir Andro has dischargit me of cer- 
tane condiciounis made be my forsaid fader till hym, and specialy of the sellyng 
of his rycht of the landis of the Quyltis, the qwhilkis suld be myn heritage, and 
of all vther condiciounis contenyt in certane indenturis tharapon made, I haff 
dischargit hym, and be thir present lettres in lyke maner dischargis hym and 
his ayeris of all condiciounis made be hym to my forsaide fader, and as is con- 
tenyt in the said indenturis ; and for sa mekill as my said maister payit for my 
fader for the malis of the Portartoun certane sovmis of siluer, as is contenyt in 
the quyteclemys of Gilbert Menzeis tharof made, and spendit of his gudis in 
defens of myne heritage, and has sustenyt me and gevyn me my liffyng this xiii 
yer bygane, I graunt me to be obliste, and be thir present lettres oblis me be 
the faytht of my body that I sail mary in ony greabill place be the avyse of my 
saide master, and at I sail nocht in ony tyme to cum sell, na vedset, na mak na 
kynde of alienacioun of the fe and heritage at I am born to wythout his consale 
askit and optenyt, and at I sail pay and fullaly assytht to the saide my master, his 
ayeris or his assignais, four score of pundis of vsuell mone of Scotland of the 
redyast profyte at I may be promofit to other of mariage or of myne heritage 
fra I be enterit tharin for the chargis at he has sustenyt for my fader and me, as 



1462.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 45 

is befor vryttyn, and at his vill and how sone and at how schort termys at he, or 
falzeand of hym, his ayeris or assignais, thynkis at I may do it, and in lyke 
maner it at he spendis on me in tyme to cum on my persoun and my vphald, or 
for me in defens of myne heritage or recoueryng of it : And all thir condicioimis 
befor vryttyn lelaly and treuly to kepe and fullfill I graunt me oblist, and lelaly 
and treuly oblis me and myn ayeris, executouris and myn assignais, and all our 
gudis, movabill and vnmovabill, be the straytast style of obligacioun, and be the 
faythtis of our body, all fraude and gyle away put and vterly excludit ; in vytnes 
herof I haff set to my sele at Perth the xvi day of Aprile, the yer of God i m four 
hundretht sexty and a yer, and for the mare vytnes I haff procurit the sele of 
Patrik the Bruse wytht instans to be to put ; befor thir vitnes, vicar of Kynspyndy, 
Johne Scot of Fyngask, and Johne, his sone, Schir Johne Symsoun, Bobert 
Noroway, Schir Johne Hude et Schir Jamys Flemyng, public notaris, wyth vther 
syndry : Post cuius quidem litere lecturam, inspecturam et diligentem examinaturam, 
dictus dominus Andreas per me, notarium publicum, sibi fieri peciit publicum 
instrumentum siue transsumptum vt ipsi transumpto fides adhibeatur futuris 
temporibus sicut originalibus : Acta fuerunt hec apud ecclesiam de Kynspyndy 
hora quasi quarta post meridiem, vel eo circa, sub anno, die, mense, indiccione et 
pontificate quibus supra ; presentibus ibidem omnibus prescriptis testibus qui in 
procuratione sigilli Patricii Bruse fuerunt presentes et requisiti ad premissa 
vocatis specialiter et rogatis. 

Et ego Johannes Hude, presbyter Sanctiandree dyocesis, publicus auctoritate 
imperiali notarius, premissis [etc., in forma communi]. 

Et ego Jacobus Flemyng, presbyter Sanctiandree dyocesis, publicus auctoritate 
imperiali notarius, premissis [etc., in forma communi]. 



48. Obligation by Sir John Wemyss of Wemyss to David Ogilvie of Inch- 
martin, in reference to an exchange of lands. 26th March 1462. 

Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres me, Johne of Vemys of that ilk, 
knycht, to be straytly oblist and bundyn, and be thir present lettres oblis and 
byndis me, myne ayeris and assignais, till ane honorabill man and my vele belufit 
cusyng, Dauid of Ogilby of Inchmartyne, his ayeris and assignais, that for als 
mekill as I and the said Dauid has cosyt certane landis, as in our evidentis thar 
vpon made is fullaly contenyt, nochtgaynstandyng that giff Dauid Boswellis part 
of the landis of the Drone happynnis to be recouerit agayne lauchfully fra me that 
the hale cose made betuyx ws tharfor sail nocht brek, bot I sail regress till his 



46 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1462. 

landis of Ballmulto tharefore wythtin tlire moneth efter that thai be lauchfully 
recouerit, and giff the landis of the Drone be better than the landis of Ballmulto, 
or giff at the landis of Ballmulto be better than the landis of the Drone, at the sycht 
of frendis chosyn wytht batht our consentis, ather of ws haffande the better sail 
recompens agayne to the tother als fer as the tane has the better than the tother, 
and for his chemys of Ballmulto I giffand tharefore as it ves prysit to Dauid Bos- 
wele or prysit agayn be the sycht of frendis chosyn wytht bath our consentis ; and 
at all thir condicionis and empoyntmentis lelaly and treuly to kepe, I the said 
Johne of Vemys, knycht, has gevyn gude faytht, the haly wangelis twychit, and in 
mare vitnessyng hereof my sele is to pensyt to thir present lettres, at Perth, the 
xxvi day of the moneth of Marche, the yhere of God a thousand four hundreth 
sexty and tua yhere. 

49. Licence by King James the Third to "William Scott of Balwearie, to 
build a castle on his lands of Balwearie. 23d February 1463-4. 

Jacobus, Dei gratia Rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos 
presentes litere peruenerint, salutem : Sciatis quod concessimus et tenore pre- 
sentium concedimus dilecto nostro Willelmo Scot de Balwery et heredibus suis 
plenam et liberam facultatem et nostram licenciam specialem castrum siue 
fortalicium in terris suis de Balwery iacentibus infra vicecomitatum nostrum de 
Fiff construendi, ac ipsum castrum siue fortalicium mnris et fossis fortificandi 
et circumcingendi, portisque ferreis firmandi ac muniendi, et in altum 
erigendi, et in summitate eiusdem ornamentis defensiuis cum le machcoling 
preparandi et ornandi, ceteraque faciendi que ad perfectionem dicti castri 
necessaria seu conueniencia fuerint ; cum potestate etiam constabularios, janitores, 
carcerum custodes et alios officiarios in dicto castro imponendi et constituendi : 
Datas sub nostro secreto sigillo apud Edinburgh, vicesimo tertio die mensis 
Februarii anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo sexagesimo tercio et regni 
nostri quarto. 



50. Retour of the service of Agnes Melville as heir of her father Thomas 
Melville of that ilk, in the lands of Melville. 23d April 1471. 

Hec Inquisicio facta apud Edinburgh coram honorabili viro, Alexandro Creich- 
toun, vicecomite deputato de Edinburgh, vicesimo tercio die mensis Aprilis, anno 
Domini millesimo quadringentesimo septuagesimo primo, per hos subscriptos, 
videlicet, Johannem Sandelandis de Caldore, militem, Johannem Forestar, Willel- 



1474.] AND OP THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 47 

mum Hog de Keith, Alexandrum Malvyne, Andream Wardlaw de Bern- 
toun, Alexandrum Naper de Wrichtishous, Petrum Dalzel de Carlowry, 
Willelmum Mowbray de Cambo, Johannem Stewart de Lany, Johannem 
Malvyne, Jacobum de Jobnnestoun, Edwardum Sinclere, Robertum Dowglas de 
Halderstoun, Andream Merchamistoun, Alexandrum Frog, Johannem Lowranstoun 
de eodem, et Johannem de Abirnethy : Qui jurati dicunt quod quondam Thomas 
Malvile de eodem, pater Agnetis Malvile, latricis presencium, obiit vltimo vestitus 
et sasitus vt de feodo ad pacem et fidem supremi domini nostri Eegis de omnibus 
et singulis terris baronie de Malvile cum pertinenciis, iacentibus infra dictum 
vicecomitatum ; et quod dicta Agnes est legittima et propinquior heres eiusdem 
quondam Thome, patris sui, de dictis terris cum pertinenciis ; Et quod est 
legittime etatis ; et quod dicte terre baronie de Malvile cum pertinenciis valent 
nunc per annum centum mercas vsualis monete Scocie, et tantum valuerunt 
tempore pacis ; et quod tenentur in capite de dicto supremo domino nostro rege 
per wardam et reliuium et communem sectam in curiis dicti vicecomitatus ; et 1 
quod dicte terre nunc sunt in manibus dicti domini nostri regis racione warde, 
per mortem dicti quondam Thome qui obiit per spacium tresdecim annorum vel 
eocirca, quia tunc obiit dictus Thomas. In cuius rei testimonium sigillum dicti 
vicecomitis deputati, vnacum sigillis quorundam eorum qui dicte inquisitioni 
intererant faciende presenti retornacioni cum breui capelle intus clauso, est affixum, 
anno, mense, die et loco suprascriptis. 



51. Charter by Henry, Abbot of Dunfermline, to William Melville of Raith, 
of the lands of Raith. 2Gth May 1 474. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris uel audituris, Henricus permissione divina abbas 
monasterii de Dunfermlyne, et eiusdem loci conuentus, salutem in Domino sempi- 
ternam : Nouerit vniuersitas vestra nos vnamini consensu et assensu tocius capituli 
nostri dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse honorabili viro, 
Willelmo Malvyne de Rath, pro suo homagio et seruicio nobis et monasterio nost) - o 
impensis et impendendis, omnes et singulas terras nostras de Rath cum pertinenciis, 
jacentes infra regalitatem nostram de Dunfermlyne et vicecomitatum de Fyf : Que 
quidem terre de Rath cum pertinenciis fuerunt dicti Willelmi hereditarie, et quas 

1 This retour is made in duplicate, both legittime per se ipsimi per mortem dicti 

being nearly identical, except in the last quondam Thome patris, et in defectum veri 

clause of the copy not printed, which runs heredis hue usque jus suum miuinie pro- 

thus : " et quod dicte terre cum pertinenciis sequentis, qui obiit per spacium tresdecim 

nunc sunt in manibus dicti domini nostri regis annorum vel eocirca. Iu cuius," etc. 



48 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1474. 

dictus Willelmus, non vi aut metu ductus, nee errore lapsus, sed sua mera pura et 
sjiontanea voluntate, nobis et monasterio nostro coram testibus in capitulo nostro 
per fustem et baculum sursum reddidit pureque et simpliciter resign auit, ac totum 
jus et clameum, proprietatem et possessionem, que in dictis terris cum pertinenciis 
habet, liabuit seii quouismodo habere poterit, pro se et heredibus suis omnino 
quietum clamauit imperpetuum : Tenendas et habendas omnes et singulas pre- 
nominatas terras de Eath cum pertinenciis prefato Willelmo [et] heredibus suis de 
nobis, monasterio nostro et successoribus nostris, in feodo et hereditate imper- 
petuum, per omnes rectas metas antiquas et diuisas suas, prout iacent in longi- 
tudine et latitudine, in boscis, planis, moris, marresiis, pratis, pascuis et pasturis, 
viis, semitis, siluis, acquis, stangnis, riuolis et lacubus, petariis, turbariis, colum- 
bariis, carbonariis, lapide et calce, cum molendinis, multuris et eorum sequelis, 
aucupacionibus, venacionibus, cum piscariis et cuniculariis, cum curiis et curiarum 
exitibus, herezeldis, merchetis mulierum, cum communi pastura et libero introitu et 
exitu, ac cum omnibus aliis et singulis commoditatibus, libertatibus et asiamentis ac 
iustis suis pertinenciis quibuscumque, tarn non nominatis quam nominatis, tarn 
subtus terra quam supra terram, tarn procul quam prope, ad predictas terras cum 
pertinenciis spectantibus seu iuste spectare valentibus quomodolibet in futurum ; 
adeo libere, quiete, plenarie, integre, honorifice, bene et in pace, sicut aliquis 
tenens infra regalitatem nostram aliquas terras de nobis et monasterio nostro in 
warda et releuio tenet seu possidet, sine retinemento vel reuocatione aliquali : 
Eeddendo inde annuatim dictus Willelmus et heredes sui nobis, monasterio nostro 
et successoribus nostris, quinque libras vsualis monete regni Scocie annualis redditus 
ad duos anni terminos, videlicet, ad festum Penthecostes et sancti Martini in 
hyeme, per equales porciones, cum warda et releuio ; et faciendo inde forinsecum 
seruicium cum tribus sectis curie ad nostras tres curias cajiitales apud Dunfermlyne 
cum aliis seruiciis inde debitis et consuetis ; ita tamen quod nee dictus Willelmus 
nee sui heredes quibuscunque temporibus futuris aliquem vel aliquos commorantem 
vel commorantes in terris propriis sancte Margarete de iure pertinentibus ad suum 
molendinum in granis molendis scienter per se vel suos seruitores recipere 
presumat ; eciam quod nee dictus Willelmus Malvyne nee sui heredes aliquod 
molendinum ad grana molenda edificare faciant, nisi in terra de Petconmark ; et 
si contingat dictum Willelmum Malvyne aut suos heredes contrarium dictorum 
in aliquo facere quibuscumque temporibus futuris, licitum sit nobis et nostris 
successoribus dictum molendinum cum multuris eiusdem ad nostram voluntatem 
a dicto Willelmo et suis heredibus resumere et recognoscere ac ad nostrum vsum 
libere applicare : In cuius rei testimonium sigillum commune capituli nostri 
presentibus est appensum, apud monasterium nostrum de Dunfermlyne antedic- 



1482-3.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 49 

turn, vicesimo sexto die mensis Maii anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo 
septuagesimo quarto. 1 



52. Ratification by Elizabeth Sibbald of resignation of the barony of Bal- 
gony to Andrew Lundy, her son. 5th March 1482-3. 

In nomine Domini amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
et sit notum quod anno incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quadringentesimo oetua- 
gesimo secundo, mensis Marcii die quinta, indictione prima, pontificatus sanctissimi 
in Christo patris et domini nostri domini Sixti, diuina prouidencia Pape quarti, 
anno eius duodecimo ; in presencia reuerendi patris, Willelmi, electi confirmati 
Rossensis, commissarii generalis reuerendissimi patris, Willelmi, Sanctiandree archi- 
episcopi, ac ofBcialis eiusdem infra partes Laudonie, meique notarii publici et 
testium subscriptorum ad hoc vocatorum pariter et rogatorum, personaliter con- 
stituta Elizabeth Sibbald, non vi aut metu ducta, nee errore lapsa, ymmo sua 
mera, pura, libera et spontanea voluntate, matura mente et deliberate proposito 
animi sui, corporale suum et magnum sacris tactis euuangeliis prestitit juramentum, 
quod in consensu et assensu resignacionis omnium et singularum terrarum baronie 
de Balgony cum pertinenciis, jacencium infra vicecomitatum de Fiffe, cum tenandiis 
et tenandriis et libere tenendum seruiciis, in manibus supremi domini nostri regis, 
Jacobi tercii, eiusdem baronie domini superioris, fiende, in fauorem Andree Lundy, 
sui filii, non interueniebat aliqua violencia, nee fuerat ipsa Elizabeth quoquomodo 
vi, metu, dolo, terrore aut cuiuscunque timore coacta, compulsa seu instigata, aut 
dolis, fraudibus aut sinistris et iniquis deceptionibus circumuenta, sed pure ac motu 
proprio, fauore et amore dicti sui filii prefate resignacioni pure et simplici con- 
sensus suus et assensus absque omni dissimulacione processit, et se ad eandem 
resignationem fiendam animo non variando juxta tenorem procuratorii desuper 
facti volentem prebuit atque gratam obtulit inuiolabiliter pro perpetuo seruaturam ; 
nee inantea quouis pacto, colore aut modo, in iudicio nee extra, directe vel indirecte, 
publice aut priuate, huiusmodi sui consensus et assensus in contrarium deuenire 

1 The following writs relate to the above 3. Certificate, in the vernacular, by Alex- 
Charter : — ander Boys, burgess of Kirkcaldy, and bailie 

1. Precept of sasine for infeftiug William to Henry, abbot of Dunfermline, that he had 
Melville in terms of the charter, dated 26th given sasine to William Melville of the lands 
May 1474. of Raith, Pitconner, and Turbane, dated 20th 

2. Instrument of sasine following upon July 1477. Among the witnesses are David 
the precept, dated 26th May 1474. One Berelay of the Touch, whose seal is ap- 
of the witnesses is Alexander Erskine, son pended, and James of Balfour. 

and heir of the lord of Erskine. 

VOL. III. G 



•50 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1482-3. 

aut aliquid contra eosdem temerarie attemptare : De et super quibus omnibus et 
singulis a me, notario publico subscripto, prouidus vir, Alexander Cowttis, sibi 
fieri peciit vnum seu plura publicum instrumentum seu instrumenta, cum sigillo 
dicti reuerendi patris officii roboraturum seu roboratura : Acta fuerunt hec in domo 
habitacionis dicti reuerendi patris infra villam de Edinburgh circa horam secundam 
post prandium, sub anno, die, mense, indictione et pontificatu quibus supra ; pre- 
sentibus ibidem, Alexandro Inglis, Sanctiandree arcliidiacono, Tlioma Mowbray 
[Mowtray] de Markinche, Georgeo Kirkcaldy de le Grange, Laurencio Ramsay, 
Eoberto Arnot, Thoma Gourlaw et Johanne Wilsoun, notario, testibus ad pre- 
missa vocatis et rogatis. 

Et ego Robertas Wellis, clericus Sanctiandree diocesis, publicus sacris imperiali 
et regali auctoritatibus notarius, quia premissis [etc., in forma communi]. 

53. Resignation by William Melville of Raith, to John Melville, his eldest 
son and heir, of the franktenement of all his lands and goods. 20th May 
1491. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter quod anno incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quadringentesimo nona- 
gesimo primo, mensis Maii die vero vicesimo, et eiusdem diei hora quasi tercia 
post meridiem, indiccione nona, pontificatus sanctissimi in Christo patris ac 
domini nostri domini Innocencii, diuina prouidencia Pape octaui, anno septimo ; 
in mei, notarii publici, et testium subscriptorum presencia personaliter constitutus 
honorabilis vir, Willelmus Mail wile de Raith t, non vi aut metu ductus nee errore 
lapsus aut dolo circumuentus, sed ex sua certa scientia et spontanea voluntate, 
diuersis racionibus et causis animum suum mouentibus, liberum tenementum 
omnium et singularum terrarum suarum de Raitht, Pitconmerc, Turbane, Pytscotty, 
Dwray et Fedinch, cum vniuersis suis pertiuenciis, necnon liberum tenementum 
omnium suorum annuorum reddituum terrarum de Strathenry et burgorum de 
Disert et Kirkcaldy, cum suis pertinenciis, vna cum omnibus et singulis suis bonis 
mobilibus quibuscunque, honorabili eciam et circumspecto viro, videlicet, Johanni 
Mailwile, filio suo primogenito et apparenti heredi, extradedit, contulit ac libere 
deliberauit per straminis tradicionem, in signum realis et corporalis possessionis 
earundem terrarum, bonorum mobilium et annuorum reddituum, absque reuoca- 
cione, questione aut contradictione aliquali in futuro ; ac eciam predictus Vilelmus, 
sponte ac libere, melioribus via, modo et forma quibus potuit, fecit, constituit et 
ordinauit eundem Johannem Mailwile, suum verum certum et legitimum assigna- 
tum in et ad assedaciones omnium et sineularum terrarum de Ester Balbertane et 



1497-8.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 51 

molendini, cum suis pertinenciis, necnon ad assedaciones terrarum de Powgulde 
et Dundownalde cum suis pertinenciis, vna cum omni iure ac iuris titulo quibus 
ipse Willelmus habet, habuit seu habere poterit pro omnibus diebus vite sue : 
Deinde prefatus Willelmus, mediante suo iuramento, declarauit et alta ac intelli- 
gibili voce exposuit quod nuncquam fecit nee facere ordinauit aliquas cartas seu 
euidencias aliquibus personis de quibuscunque terris supradictis, dicto suo filio 
primogenito tantum modo excepto, et si que carte seu euidencie desuper confecte 
erant, quod ipse inde inscius erat, nee easdem fecit neque cognouit : Insuper pre- 
fatus Willelmus fide media obligauit se ad defendendum, fortificandum et suplen- 
dum dictum Johannem Mailwile in omnibus suis accionibus, questionibus, causis et 
querelis, pro omnibus diebus vite sue, et signanter penes defensionem sue per- 
sone et hereditatis : De et super quibus omnibus et singulis premissis prefatus 
Johannes Mailuile a me, notario publico subscripto, sibi fieri peciit vnum seu 
plura, publicum seu publica, instrumentum seu instrumenta, tot quot fuerint neces- 
saria seu eciam oportuna : Acta erant hec in ecclesia parrochiali de Kyrkcaldy, 
sub anno, mense, die, hora, indiccione et pontificatu quibus supra; presentibus 
ibidem honorabilibus et circumspectis viris, videlicet, Dauid Boiswel de Glasmont, 
Dauid Mailuile de Toulch, Jacobo Mailuile et Alexandra Mailuile, burgensibus de 
Kyrkcaldy, Georgio Boiswel de Cragside, Dauid Berkclay de Toulch, Thoma 
Kyngorne, burgensi eiusdem, Thoma Bell, Jacobo Lawthrosk, Andrea Boiswell, 
Dauid Bonare et Duncano Kyngorne, cum multis testibus ad premissa vocatis 
specialiter et rogatis. 

Et ego, Alexander Turnbull, presbiter Sanctiandree diocesis, publicus auctori- 
tatibus imperiali et regali notarius, premissis [etc., in forma corrmmi]. 

54. Contract of Marriage between John Gourlay, younger of Lamle- 
thin, and Elspeth, daughter of William Melville of Baith. 28th 
February 1497-8. 

Thir Endentouris maid at Kyrkcaldy the penult day of the moneth of Februer, 
the yer of God I m iii[i] c nynthy and sevin yeris, it is apountit and fullelie accordit 
betuix honorabill personis vnder vrytyn, that is to say, Vilzam Malvin of the 
Baytht, Effem of Lundy, his spows, and Vilzam Malvin, thar soune, on the ta part, 
and Johne Gowrlay, elder of Lamlethin, on the toder part, in maner, forme, and 
effec as efter folowis, that is to say, that Johne Gowrlay, soune to the said Johne 
Gowrlay, elder, sail mary, God willand, and hawe to wyff Elspat Malvin, dochter to 
the said Vilzam Malvin of the Baytht, als sowne as the law of haly kyrk leffis thaim 
tharto, and tharfor the said Vilzam Malvin, Effem, and Vilzam, thar soune, thar 



52 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1497-8. 

aris, executouris and assignais, sal content and paye to the said Johne Gowrlay, 
elder, the sowme of twa himdreth markis of gud and vswall monye of Scotland, 
that is to say, forthy markis at the completing of the mariage, and awchen markis 
yerly thareffter folowand, aye and quhyll the said sowme of twa hundreth markis 
be fullelie content and payit to the said Johne Gowrlay, hys aris, executouris and 
assignais ; and for the securite of the forsaid twa hundreth markis the saidis Vilzam, 
Effem, and Vilzam, sal mak a letter of assedacioune and takkis of all and haill the 
landis off Fedynch to the saidis Johne Gowrlay and Elspat, his spows, and to the 
langast leuer of thaim, and to thar subtennentis in the sekyrest vyse and forme at 
can be maid,bwt inconuenie[nte], for all the termes of threttene yeris, the said Johne 
Gowrlay, younger, and Elspat, his spows, and thare subtennentis, payand yerly 
tharefor sax and threthy markis to the said Vilzam, Effem, Vilzam, and thar aris, 
executouris and assignais for al other d[o] seruice. And atoure the said Johne 
Gowrlay, younger, his spows Elspat, and subtenentis yerly to be dischargit of 
awchene markis of the said sowme of sax and threthy markis aye and quhyll the 
said sowme of twa hundreth markis be fullelie content and payt to the said Johne 
Gowrlay, elder, the said Vilzam Malvin of the Eayth, and Effem, his spows, sal 
honestly sustene in meet and claytht the said Elspat, aye and quhyll at thai haff 
gottyn a crop of the yerd of the said tak of Fedynch ; the entre forsowth of the 
said Johne Gowrlay, younger, and Elspat, his spows, and subtennentis, sal be at 
the nyxt Vitsonday efter the dait of this present vryt. The said Johne Gowrlay, 
younger, sal fynd securite at the rasing of his lettre of takkis and assedatioune of 
Fedynch forsaid for the paiment of the malis in the sykyrest forme at can be deuisit 
and maid, but inconueniente, to the said Vilzam, Effem, and Vilzam, thare aris, 
executouris, and assignais ; and alswa the said Johne Gowrlay, elder, sal infeft with 
chartyr and possessioune al and haill his landis of Cargowre to the said Johne 
Gowrlay, younger, and Elspet, his spows, in fee and herytage, and the aris gottyne 
betuix thaim ; and gyf thare be ony caws of diuersioune fundyne efterwart be 
sanguinite or affinite the said Johne Gowrlay, yowngare, sal mak the expensis for 
a dispensatioune within yer and day vnder the payne of twa hundreth markis to 
be payit to the said Elspat, hyr aris or assignais : And at all thir puntment and 
condiciones befor vrytyn be fullelie obseruit and kepit ather of thir parteis bindis 
thaim, thar aris, executouris, and assignais, the haly ewangelis twychit ; and for 
the mare securite the part remanand with the said Johne Gowrlay, elder, the said 
Vilzam Malwin of the Raytht has affixit to his seill, and for the said Effem, be 
caws scho had na seill proper of hyr awyn, scho has procuryt with instance the 
seill of a honorabill man James Malwin, burges of Kyrkcaldy, the part remanand 
with the said Vilzam and Effem the said Johne Gowrlay has effixit to his seill, 



1502.] AND OP THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 53 

befor thir vitnes, Johne Olefant of Kyelle, Dauid Berclay of Thowch, Master 
Alexander Malvin, Dauid Olefant, and Va[l]ter Blare, -with other diuers, day, 
yere, and place befor expremyt. 



55. Retour of John Melville to his father, John Melville of Raith, in the 
lands of Raith, Pitconmark, and Torbane. 29th October 1502. 

Heg inquisitio facta fuit apud Dunfermling in pretorio burgi eiusdem, coram 
honorabili viro, Dauid Cowper, ballino regalitatis de Dunfermling, per commis- 
sionem reuerendissimi in Christo patris, Jacobi, miseracione diuina archiepiscopi 
Sanctiandree ac commendatarii de Dunfermling et conventus eiusdem specialiter 
constituto, vigesimo nono die mensis Octobris anno Domini millesimo quingen- 
tesimo secundo, per hos subscriptos, videlicet, Jacobum Orrok, Dauid Orrok de 
Sillebabee, Thomam Boiswell in Pitlochquhy, Johannem Aytoun, Thomam 
Boiswell in Fynmonth, Henricum Boithwell, Thomam Boiswell in Stentoun, 
Johannem Broun, Johannem Walwod in Touch, Johannem Dewar, Laurentium 
Dalglesche, Georgium Phlemyng, Richardum Burne, Andream Lochquhoir, Dauid 
Boiswell, Thomam Kellok, Henricum Meluile, Jacobum Kynninmonth et Henri- 
cum Lyndesay : Qui jurati dicunt quod quondam Johannes Meluile de Raith, pater 
Johannis Meluile, latoris presentium, obiit vltimo vestitus et sasitus vt de feodo 
ad pacem et fidem supremi domini nostri regis de omnibus et singulis terris de 
Raith, Pitconmark et Torbane, cum suis pertinenciis, jacentibus in regalitate de 
Dunfermling et infra vicecomitatum de Fiffe ; et quod dictus Johannes, lator 
presentium, est legittimus et propinquior heres dicti quondam Johannis, patris 
sui, de dictis terris cum pertinenciis ; et quod est legittime etatis ; et quod dicte 
terre de Raith, Pitconmark et Torbane, cum suis pertinenciis, nunc valent per 
annum centum libras, et valuerunt tempore pacis quinque libras ; et quod dicte 
terre cum pertinenciis tenentur in capite de reuerendissimo in Christo patre, 
Jacobo, miseracione diuina archiepiscopo Sanctiandree, commendatario de Dun- 
fermling, et eiusdem loci conventu, per seruitium varde et releuii, et reddendo inde 
annuatim vnum annuum redditum quinque librarum prefato reuerendissimo patri, 
commendatario de Dunfermling, et conventu[i] eiusdem et eorum successoribus ; et 
quod dicte terre nunc existunt in manibus dictorum reuerendissimi patris com- 
mendatarii de Dunfermling et eiusdem loci conventus, tanquam in manibus 
superioris eiusdem, per mortem dicti quondam Johannis, ratione varde, sasina 
non recuperata, per spacium nouem annorum aut eocirca : In cuius rei testi- 
monium sigilla quorundam eorum qui dicte inquisitioni intererant faciende sunt 
appensa, vnacum sigillo dicti balliui hanc retornationem claudentis in signum 



54 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1503. 

executionis sui officii vt moris est similiter appenso, die, anno et loco suprascriptis. 
Extractum de litera retornationis terrarum de Raith, Pitconmark et Torbane, apud 
capellam regalitatis de Dunfermling remanenti, per me, Jacobum Kingorne, 
clericum dicti regalitatis, custodem eiusdem, sub meis signo et subscriptione 
manualibus. J. Kingorne. 



56. Precept of Sasine by Sir John Wemyss of Wemyss, for infefting John 
Melville of Raith, his son-in-law, in a portion of Methil in warrandice 
of Wester Raith. 28th July 1 503. 

Johannes Wemys de eodem, miles, dilectis meis, Willelmo Mailwyn, Roberto 
Mailwyn, Thome Mailwyn, et Willelmo Schewes, coniunctim et divisim, ballivis 
meis in hac parte specialiter constitutis, salutem : Quia dedi et concessi hereditarie 
dilectis meis Johanni Mailwyn de Raith, meo filio in lege, et Margarete, spouse sue 
et eorirm alteri diucius viuenti in coniuncta infeodacione, totas et integras duodecem 
marcatas terrarum mearum de Methill cum pertinenciis, jacentium in regalitate 
Sancti Andree et infra vicecomitatum de FyfF, in specialem varantum terrarum de 
Wester Rath cum pertinenciis, jacentium in baronia de Lochquhoreschire et infra 
vicecomitatum jDredictum de FyfF, per me hereditarie alienatarum, prout in carta 
mea eisdem Johanni et Margarete, sponse sue, desuper confecta plenius continetur; 
vobis igitur et vestrum cuilibet coniunctim et diuisim, ballivis meis antedictis, 
firmiter precipio et mando quatenus, visis presentibus, indilate statum, saisinam 
ac possessionem hereditariam, realem, corporalem et actualem predictarum 
duodecim mercatarum terrarum predictarum de Methill cum pertinenciis dictis 
Johanni Mailwyn et Margarete, sponse sue, vel suis certis actornatisve procura- 
toribus, latoribus presencium, in specialem varantum dictarum terrarum de Wester 
Rath, ut supra, per terre et lapidis traditionem, ut moris est, tradatis et conferatis, 
seu alter vestrum tradat et conferat, secundum formam et tenorem carte mee 
eisdem desuper confecte ; saluo tamen jure cuiuslibet ; Et hoc nullo modo 
omittatis : Ad quod faciendum vobis et vestrum cuilibet coniunctim et diuisim, 
ballivis meis antedictis, meam plenariam et irreuocabilem tenore presencium 
committo potestatem : In cuius rei testimonium sigillum meum proprium 
presentibus est appensum, apud Edinburgh vicesimo octauo die mensis Julii anno 
Domini millesimo quingentesimo tertio, coram hiis testibus, Gawino Wemys, 
Roberto Mailwyn, Johanne Byris, dominis Alexandra Turnbull et Thoma Fleming, 
capellanis, cum aliis diuersis. 



1506.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 55 



57. Discharge by Euphame Lundy, relict of William Melville of Eaith, to 
Sir John Melville of Eaith, for her terce, with lease by her to him 
of Fedinch. 20th April 1506. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter quod anno incarnationis Dominice millesimo quinquagesimo sexto, die 
vero mensis Aprilis vicesimo, indictione nona, pontificatus sanctissimi domini 
nostri domini Julii, diuina prouidencia pape secundi, anno secundo ; in mei 
notarii publici et testium subscriptorum presentia personaliter constituta Eufamia 
Lundy, relicta quondam Willelmi Mailwyll de Eaitht, exonerauit et quieteclamauit 
honorabilem virum, dominum Johannem Mailvyll, militem, de Eaitht, de sua tercia 
terrarum eorundem de Eaitht annuatim de summa viginti mercarum vsualis 
monete regni Scocie per dictam Eufamiam de dictis terris ad datam presentis 
instrumenti percipiendarum, prout tenore presentis instrumenti dicta Eufamia 
dictum dominum Johannem et suos heredes a solutione dicte summe viginti 
mercarum de sua tercia dictarum terrarum de Eaitht exonerat et quieteclamat 
imperpetuum : Et insuper assedauit et ad firmam dimisit dicta Eufamia prefato 
domino Johanni et heredibus suis terras de Fedeinche cum pertinenciis pro spacio 
quinque annorum [post] festum Penthecostes immediate sequens exitum ter- 
minorum Jobannis Gourlaw de eisdem, dictus dominus Johannes et sui heredes 
soluendo firmam debitam et assuetam : Propter quasquidem exonerationem, quiete- 
clameum et assedationem, dictus dominus Johannes, miles, obligator causare 
Jonetam Bonar exonerare et quieteclamare imperpetuum dictam Eufamiam, 
Dauid Mailvill, Andream Mailvil, dicte Eufamie filios, de vniuersis et singulis 
bonis, mobilibus et immobilibus, per eosdem captis de domo de Eaitht et de terris 
de Glenestoun tempore quo tenuerunt dictam domum de Eaitht : Super quibus 
omnibus et singulis dictus dominus Johannes a me, notario publico subscripto, 
sibi fieri petiit hoc presens publicum instrumentum ; presentibus ibidem, Thoma 
Mailvil, Eoberto Mailvil, Matheo Cade et domino Willelmo Henrisoun, capellano, 
testibus ad premissa vocatis et rogatis. 

Et ego Eobertus Young, artium magister, presbyter Sanctiandree diocesis, 
publicus auctoritatibus apostolica et imperiali notarius, premissis [etc. 
in forma comrmmi]. 



56 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1507. 



58. Precept by King James the Fourth to the Bailies of Dysart for infefting 
Sir John Melville of Raith in an annual rent there. 6th August 1507. 

Jacobus, Dei gratia rex Scotorum, dilectis nostris balliuis burgi de Disart, 
dominis superioribus annui redditus subscripti, salutem : Quia per inquisitionem 
de niandato nostro per vicecomitem nostrum de Fyff factarn et ad capellam 
nostram r.etornatam, compertum est quod quondam Willelmus Mailuile de Raith, 
auus Johannis Mailuile de Raith, militis, latoris presentium, obiit vltimo 
vestitus et sasitus ut de feodo ad pacem et fidem nostram de vno annuo 
redditu viginti et duorum solidorum vsualis monete regni nostri annuatim 
percipiendo et leuando de tenementis et terris quondam Alexandri Mailuile et 
heredum quondam Jacobi Swan, jacentibus in vico ecclesie infra burgum de Disart, 
velut in litera testimoniali balliuorum eiusdem burgi prefato quondam Willelmo 
desuper confecta latius continetur ; et quod dictus Johannes Mailuile, miles, 
presentium lator, est legitimus et propinquior heres eiusdem quondam Willelmi, 
aui sui, de dicto annuo redditu viginti et duorum solidorum ; et quod est legitime 
etatis ; et quod de vobis tanquam dominis superioribus eiusdem tenetur in capite ; 
vobis precipinms et mandamus quatenus cum idem Johannes vobis fecerit pro 
dicto annuo redditu, quod de jure facere tenetur, sibi vel suo certo actornato, latori 
presentium, sasinam eiusdem juste haberi faciatis, et sine dilatione, saluo jure 
cuiuslibet ; et hoc nullo modo omittatis. Teste me ipso, apud Edinburgh, sexto 
die mensis Augusti anno regni nostri decimo nono. 



59. Obligation by Sir William Scott of Balwearie to Sir John Melville 
of Raith. 6th February 1509-10. 

I, Wilzeam Scot of Balweri, knycht, bindis and oblisis me be the faitht and 
trewith in my body to ane honorabyll man and my trast eyme, Ihone Maluyle of 
the Raith, knycht, that forsamekill as the said Ihone is bwnd to me in the somme of 
twa hundreth merkis wswell mone of the realmme, lyik as at mayr lintht is contenit 
in the said band maid thareapoun, nevyrthelese I will that gyve I falze in my part 
keping of fauor and kindnes in tym to cum to the said Ihone that the foirsaid 
obligacioun of twa hundreth merkis be of nayne awaill, forse nor effec, and be me to 
be discargit and adnullit for evyr : In wytnes of the quhilk thing I have affixit 
my seill to this obligacioun wytht the subscripcioun of my hand at Edinburght the 
saxt day of Februer, the yeir off God ane thousand v c and nyn yeris, befoir thir 



l 



1512.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 57 

wytnesis, Dauid Wemis of that ilk, knycht, Ihone Miltra of Merkincht, Wilzeame 
Brown of Kovstown, Ihone Multra, Alexander Scot of Fingask, Ihone Boner of 
Rossy, Wilzeam Kyrcaldy of the Grange, wytht wderis diuerse, etc. 

Williame Scotte off Balwery, 
knych, manu propria, etc. 



60. Charter by Sir John Melville of Raith to George Airth, burgess of 
Cupar, of Easter Pitscottie. 16th June 1512. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris, Johannes Mailwile de Raith, miles, 
salutem in domino sempiternam : Noueritis me vtilitate et commodo meis ac 
heredum meorum vndeque preuisis et pensatis, libere concessisse, vendidisse ac 
titulo vendicionis pure et simpliciter alienasse, et hac presenti carta mea confir- 
masse ; necnon concedere, vendere, alienare et hac presenti carta mea hereditarie 
confirmare honorabili viro, Georgeo Erthe, burgensi burgi de Cupro, et Jonete, 
sponse sue, totam et integram quartam partem omnium et singularum terrarum 
mearum de Petscotty Estir, cum toftis, croftis et pertinenciis, in quibus Johannes 
Braid tempore confectionis presencium inhabitat, jacentium infra vicecomitatum 
de Fife, pro quadam certa summa pecunie de auro et argento bone et legalis 
monete regni Scocie michi in mea cognita necessitate per predictos Georgeum et 
Jonetam in pecunia numerata premanibus gratanter et integre persoluta, ac in vsum 
meum totaliter conuersa, de quaquidem summa pecunie teneo me bene contentum 
ac plenarie persolutum, prefatosque Georgeum et Jonetam, heredes suos, executores 
et assingnatos, de hujusmodi summa, pro me, heredibus meis, executoribus et 
assignatis quittclamo et exonero imperpetuum per presentes ; Necnon sciatis me 
dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse, acetiam dare, concedere 
et hac presenti carta mea confirmare predictis Georgeo et Jonete totam et integram 
illam octauam partem omnium et singularum terrarum mearum de Turbane, cum 
toftis, croftis et pertinenciis, in qua die date presencium inhabitat Johannes Spowart, 
jacentium infra vicecomitatum prescriptum, in securitatem et veram warantiza- 
eionem predictarum terrarum de Petscotty per me prius, ut prefertur, sic conces- 
sarum et alienatarum ; ita quod quando et quociens predicti Georgeus et Joneta, 
seu eorum diucius viuens, heredes sui vel assingnati, prescripts terris de Petscotty 
cum pertinenciis pacifice gaudere non poterint seu potent juris proprietatis ve 
possessionis earundem, turn et tociens habebunt seu habebit liberum accessum et 
ingressum in et ad predictas terras octaue partis de Turbane, cum toftis, croftis et 
pertinenciis earundem, et eisdem absque vlteriori juris processu pacifice gaudebunt 

VOL. III. H 



58 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OP MELVILLE [1512. 

seu gaudebit semper et quousque predictis terris quarte partis terrarum de 
Petscotty Eistir, cum toftis, croftis earundem et pertinenciis pacifice gaude[re] 
poterint ve poterit, omnibus fraude et dolo seclusis : Tenendam et habendam 
totam et integram prefatam quartam partem omnium et singularum terrarum de 
Petscotty Eistir, cum toftis, croftis earundem et suis pertinenciis, cum dicta octaua 
parte omnium et singularum terrarum de Turbane, ac toftis, croftis earundem cum 
suis pertinenciis, et astrictione earundem in warantum et securitatem dictarum 
terrarum de Petscotty Eistir cum pertinenciis, casu et euentu suprascriptis, sepe- 
fatis Georgeo et Jonete, sponse sue, ac eorum diucius viuenti, in conjuncta infeoda- 
cione, et heredibus inter ipsos procreatis seu procreandis, quibus forte deficientibus, 
heredibus dicti Georgei quibuscunque, de me et heredibus meis in feodo et 
hereditate imperpetuum, per omnes rectas metas suas antiquas et diuisas prout 
jacent in longitudine et latitudine, in domibus, edificiis, in moris, maresiis, viis, 
semitis, aquis, stangnis, riuolis et lacubus, pratis, pascuis et pasturis, molendinis, 
multuris et eorum sequelis, aucupacionibus, venacionibus, piscacionibus, petariis, 
turbariis, carbonariis, lapicidiis, lingnicidiis, lapide, carbon e et calce, fabrilibus, 
brasinis, brueriis et genestis, siluis, nemoribus, virgultis, cuniculis, cuniculariis, 
columbis, columbariis, cum curiis et earum exitibus, herzeldis, escliaetis et 
mulierum merchaetis, ac cum communi pastura, libero introitu et exitu ; necnon 
cum omnibus et singulis aliis commoditatibus, libertatibus et asiamentis, ac 
justis suis pertinenciis quibuscunque, tarn non nominatis quam nominatis, tarn 
subtus terram quam supra, procull et prope, ad predictas terras de Petscotty 
Eistir et Turbane cum suis pertinenciis spectantibus seu juste spectare valentibus 
quomodolibet in futurum, libere, quiete, plenarie, integre, honorifice, bene et in 
pace, sine aliquo retinemento, reuocacione aut obstaculo quibuscunque : Reddendo 
annuatim prefatus Georgeus et Joneta, seu eorum diucius viuens et heredes sui, 
prenotati, quibus deficientibus, heredes dicti Georgei quicunque, michi et heredibus 
meis de predicta quarta parte terrarum de Petscotty cum pertinenciis, vnum 
denarium vsualis monete regni Scocie ; necnon de predictis terris de Turbane 
cum pertinenciis, in warantum et securitatem dictarum terrarum de Petscotty 
Eistir cum pertinenciis, sic ut premittitur, casu et euentu prescriptis, tractis, 
astrictis, et concessis, et vnum denarium vsualis monete regni Scocie super solum 
earundem in festo Penthecostes, nomine albefirme, si petantur tantum, pro omni 
alio onere, exactione, questione, consuetudine ve demanda seu seruicio seculari 
que de predictis terris de Petscotty Eistir cum pertinenciis, seu terris prescriptis 
de Turbane cum pertinenciis, casu et euentu pretactis, per quoscunque juste exigi 
poterunt ve requiri seu aliqualiter demandari : Et ego vero prefatus Johannes 
Mailwile, miles, et heredes mei totam et integram prefatam quartam partem 



1513.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 59 

omnium et singulamm terrarum de Petscotty Eister cum toftis, croftis earundem et 
pertinenciis, necnon et dictam octauam partem omnium et singulamm terrarum 
de Turbane cum toftis, croftis earundem et suis pertinenciis, casu et euentu superius 
expressatis, prescriptis Georgeo et Jonete ac eorum diucius viuenti et heredibus 
suis supranotatis, adeo libere et quiete, in omnibus et per omnia, forma pariter et 
effectu quibus premittitur, ac a warda, reliuio, tercia, recognicione, nonintroitu et 
forisfactura seu annuis redditibus aut clameis quibuscunque, contra omnes mortales 
warantizabimus, acquietabimus et tenore presentium irrevocabiliter pro perpetuo 
defendemus : In cuius rei testimonium huic presenti carte mee subscriptione mea 
manuali roborate sigillum meum proprium est appensum, apud burgum de Cupro, 
sexto decimo die mensis Junij anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo duodecimo, 
coram hiis testibus, Thoma Butler de Rumgally, Alano Jamisoun, Alexandro 
Mailwile, Thoma Mailwile, Wilelmo Mail vile, Nicholao Smyth, Wilelmo Smyth, 
Wilelmo Thomsoun, Waltero Eliotstoun, Dauid Gregor, notario publico et Dauid 
Gregor suo filio cum diuersis aliis. 

Jhone Meiltjill of the Ratht, knycht, 
[Seal wanting.] manu propria. 



61. Precept of Clare Constat by John, Lord Glamis, in favour of Patrick 
Ogilvy, son of James Ogilvy of Inchmartin, in half of Wester Balgally. 
7th November 1513. 

Johannes, dominus Glammes, ac dominus superior terrarum occidentalis partis 
de Balgally, jacentium infra vicecomitatum de Perth, dilectis meis, Dauid Scot, 
Gilberto Kynman, Andree Ogiluy et Johanni Mortoun, balliuis meis in hac parte 
coniunctim et diuisim specialiter constitutis, salutem; Quia michi clare constat 
quod quondam Jacobus Ogiluy de Inchmartein, pater Patricii Ogiluy, latoris pre- 
sencium, obiit vltimo vestitus et sasitus ut de feodo ad pacem et fidem supremi 
domini et cum quondam domino nostro rege apud terras de Northumirland sub 
eius vexillo in tutamine sue regie persone, de omnibus et singulis terris occiden- 
talis partis de Balgally, cum pertinenciis, jacentibus in baronia mea de Inchsture 
et infra vicecomitatum de Perth, videlicet, de dimedia parte occidentali dictamm 
terrarum cum pertinenciis; Et quod dictus Patricius est legittimus et propinquior 
heres eiusdem quondam Jacobi, patris sui, de dicta dimedia occidentali parte dic- 
tarum terrarum cum pertinenciis ; Et quod est legittime etatis ; Et quod de me 
tenentur in capite ; Vobis igitur precipio et mando quatenus, visis presentibus, 
sasinam et possessionem hereditariam dicte dimedie occidentalis partis omnium 



60 CHARTEES OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1513. 

et singularum prescriptarum terrarum de Balgally, cum suis pertinenciis, dicto 
Patricio vel suo certo actornato, latori presencium, tradatis, seu alter vestrum 
secundum tenorem sui infeofamenti requisitus tradat, in debita forma, ut moris 
est. Et vos balliui qui executionem feceritis in signum huiusmodi possessionis 
per vos tradite sigillum vestrum in secunda cauda post meum sigillum pre- 
sentibus debite appendatis : Ad quod faciendum dictis balliuis meis coniunctim 
et diuisim meam liberam et plenariam potestatem ac mandatum speciale do et 
committo per presentes : In cuius rei testimonium presentibus sigillum meum 
proprium est appensum, apud Glammes, septimo die mensis Nouembris anno 
Domini millesimo quingentesimo decimo tercio. John, LOKD GLAMYS. 



62. Discharge by Andrew Melville to his nephew, Sir John Melville of 
Raith, for £40 Scots. 22d March 1515-6. 

I, Andro Malvile, induellar in Leith, and fader brother to Jhone Maluile of 
the Raith, knycht, grantis me till haue resauit be the handis of the said Jhone 
Maluile, knycht, the sowme of fourty poundis of gud and vsuale money of the 
realme, audit to me be the deliuerans of certane jugis arbitouris for the caussis 
contenit in ane sentens arbitrale gevin betuix the said Schir Jhone Maluile and 
me for my clame, rycht, and titill of rycht of a certane sovme of money of yerlie 
payment of ten markis be the space of xxij yeris last bypast, lykas is contenit in 
the said sentens arbitrale and summondis maid tharapoun, the quhilk sovme of 
fourty pundis forsaid I grant me weile content, assithit and payit for me, myn 
airis, executouris and assignais, and quytclamis and dischargis the said Jhone 
Maluile of the Rath, knycht, his airis, executouris and assignais, for now and 
euermair, be this myn acquittans subscriuit with my hand at Edinburgh the 
xxij daye of Merche, the yer of God j m v c and fyvetene yeris, befor thir 
witnesis, Willam Forbes of Reress, knycht, George Stewart, burgess of Edin- 
burgh, Thomas Barklay and Willam Ciues, with other diuerss. 

Andro Maluile, w* my hand on the pen. 



63. Discharge by Sir William Scott of Balwearie of arrestment upon the 
corn of Sir John Melville of Raith. 6th March 1516-7. 

I, WILLIAM SCOT of Baluery, knych, grantis me to haue releschit and dischargit, 
and be this writ releschis and dischargis the arest put at my instans apon the 
corns of Jhone Mailuill of the Raith, knycht, for ane sowme of twa hundreth 



1522.] ASTD OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 61 

merkis, apon the quhilk I heid lettres to distrenze the said Schir Jhon his landis 
and gudis, and this relesch and dischargis I mak becaus the said Jhon Maling of 
Raitht, knycht, hes actit hym for the said sowme in certan maner in the officialis 
bukis of Lowtheane to me as the apontment betuix vs maid tharapon beris in 
effect. In witnes herof I haue writin and subscriuit this vrit with my hande at 
Edinburgh the vj day of Merche, the yer of God j m v c and sexten yeris, befor thir 
witnes, Thome Scot, Jhon Berclay, Maister Andro Arnot, Dauid Scot, Jhon 
Allirdes, Jhon Vallinch, and vther sindry. 

WlLLIAME Scott off Baluery, knych, 
manu propria. 



64. Bond of Manrent by Robert Orrock, son of James Orrock of that ilk, to 
Sir John Melville of Baith. 2d January 1519-20. 

Be it kende till all men be thir present letteris, me, Robart Orrok, sovne to ane 
honorable mane, Jamis Orrok of that ilk, byndis and oblisis me, be the faytht in 
my body to stande for all the dayis of my lyeff trowe mane and serwande to ane 
honorable mane, Jhone Mailuil of the Raytht, knycht, aganis all owderis, the kingis 
grace, my lorde gouernour, my lorde of Sanctandrois now present, the abbotis and 
conwent of Demfermling and forsestouris exceppit, and sail tak his affawlid part 
witht my persovne, frendis, and serwandis : And atour I sail nocht heyre his schatht 
dihonour, bot I sail aduertis hyme of the samin, and I sail gyff byme my consell 
in all materis to his weill and honour as to my salyf. And gyf this manrent be 
nocht sufficient, it sail be extendit as the said Jhone, knycht, thenkis expedient, 
and the said Robart, in the best forme : At the Raytht, subscriuit witht my hand 
the secund day of Januar, in the yere of God m° v c and xix yeris, before thir 
witnes, Wellzem Scheuez, Jorge Bawlfowre, Wellzem Mailuill, witht owderis 
diuers. Robart Orrok, sone to wmquhyll James Orrok 

of that ilk, w* my hand. 



65. Bond of Manrent by Alexander Orrock of Sillybalbie to Sir John 
Melville of Raith. 9th July 1522. 

Be it kend tyll all men be thir present leteris, me, Aillexander Orok of Sylle- 
balbe, grantis me to be bund and oblist, and be the faitht and treutht in my 
body leillelle and trewly to be bund and oblyst to ane honorabyll man, Jhone 



62 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1522. 

Meiluill of the Baitht, knycht, that I sail tak his afald and trew part in all his 
acchounnis and querelis contray all men lewand quhatsumeuir, baitht witht my 
persone, gudis and frendis, and sail gyf hym the best consell I kane, and sail keip 
his consell secreit, and salhe reidy quhen I am chargit to tak the saidis Schir 
Jhonnis part agane all wderis as said is, exceip the kyngis graice, my lord 
gouernour, and the abbotis of Dumfermlyn, and the Lard of Balmowto, excep ; 
and sjjeischailly to tak the saidis Schir Jhonnis part contray the Lard of Balwere 
and his bairnis, and this I oblis me to keip this said band, and gyf it be nocht 
suffecent maid, I am content that the said Schir Jhone mak it sycyrar be the 
awyce of discreit men : Subscriuit witht my hand, and wnder my seill the ix day 
of July, the yeir of God ane m° v c xx 4l ij yeris, befor thir wytness, Maister Dauid 
Meiluill, the lard of Kardowne, Jhone Aitown. 

Alexr. Orrok, w* my hand 
at [the pen]. 

66. Bond of Manrent by David Boswell of Glasmont to Sir John Melville 
of the Eaith. 30th August 1522. 

Be it kend tyll all men be thir present leteris, me, Dauid Boiswell of Glasmont, 
byndis and oblis me be the faitht and treutht in my boidy to ane honnorabyll man 
and my weilbelouit erne Jhonne Meiluill of the Baitht, kn[y]cht, that for knyndnes 
and aid kynreit that hes ben betwyx my forbearis and his in tymis bygane, that 
I sail leillelle and trewly tak the saidis Schir Jhonnys part in all his acchonnis 
and querellis, mowit or to be mowit, baitht witht my body, frendis and gudis 
contray all mene lewand, the kyngis graice, my lord gouernour, and my ouer 
lard excep ; and sail gyf hym the best consell I kane, and sail kep his consell 
secreit, and auertice hym of his schaitht efter my power, and this my band to be 
obseruit and keipit I bynd me as said is : Subscrywit witht my hand at Balmowto 
the threty day of Awgust, the yeir of God ane thowsand v c and xx tl ij yeris, 
befor thir vytnes, Maister Dauid Meiluill, Gylzem Hay, and Aillexander Orok of 
Syllebawbe. Dauid Bosswell of Glasmont, 

v* my hand. 



67. Charge to poind the goods of John Moultray of Seafield, escheated for 
the slaughter of Bichard Moffat. 6th November 1526. 

James, be the grace of God, king of Scottis, to our louittis James Bisset, Duncan 
Byche, messingeris, our schereffis in that part, coniunctlie and seueralie, specialie 



1526.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 63 

constitut, greting. Forsamekill as it is humilie menit and schewin to ws be our 
traist cousing and counsalour, James, Erie of Mortoun, that quhar Johne Multrar 
of Seyfeld wes be our letteris denunceit our rebell, and put to our home ordourly 
as fugitiue fra our lawis for the slauchter of vmquhile Richard M[offat], com- 
mittit within our said cousingis regalite of Dalkeith, quhairthrou all the said 
Johnis gudis mouabill, pertenit and pertenis to our said cousing as his eschete, 
being vpoun his landis, within his said regalite, neuirtheles the said Johnne makis 
him to intromet thairwith in gret skatht to our said cousingis, aganis iustice, gif 
sa be : Our will is herfor, and we charge you stratlie, and commandis that incon- 
tinent thir our letteris sene ye pas with oure said cousingis officiaris of his said 
regalite, and poynd ordourly for his said escheit of the said Johnis gudis being 
vpoun our said cousingis landis of his regalite, the tyme the said Johnne wes put 
to our home, or the avale of thame as beis sufficientlie previt befor you, and mak 
his saidis officiaris to be ansuerit and obeyit thairin, and the saidis escheit gudis, 
or the avale thairof, to be inbrocht to our said cousing, or his assignais, according 
to iustice, and that ye tak na deforce heirin, bot gif it be of landit men, or men 
of substance, that may be responsale to ws for the said deforcement. The quhilk 
to do we commit to you, coniunctlie and seueralie, our full power be thir our 
letteris, deliuering thame be you, deulie execut and indorsat, agane to the berar. 
Gevin vndir our signet, with subscriptioun of our hand, at Edinburgh, the vi 
day of Nouember, and of our regnne the xiiii yeir. 

James R. 

(Indorsation) The xix day of December, the yer of God, j m v c xxvj yeris, 
I, James Bisset, messinger, ane of the schireffis in that pairt within constitut, 
past at command of thir our souerane lordis lettres, with Williame Blakwod, 
officiar to James, Erie of Mortoun, lord of Dalkeith, of his regalite thairof to 
the landis of Seyfeld, Hand within the said regalite, and thair poindit and tuke 
ordourlie tua oxin pertening to Johne Mwltrar of Sefeld, being vpoun his saidis 
landis of Sefeld, haldin be him of the said Erie, the tyme he wes put to the 
home for the slauchter within writtin, and pertening to the said Erie as eschete 
be resoun and priuilege of his said regalite : And quhen I wes deliuerand the 
saidis tua oxin to the said lordis officiar forsaid to mak him be ausuerit and 
obeyit thairof, the said Johne Multrar and his complicis rais and maisterfullie 
reft and tuke fra me the saidis oxin, and deforsit me in executioun of my office 
and thir letteris, and in signe thairof I brak my wand, and tuke witnes, that is 
to say, Thomas Craufurd, Schir Walter Gourlay, notar, with vtheris diuers, and 
for mar witnessing to this my executioun and indorsing my signet is affixt. 



64 CHAPTERS OF THE MELV1LLES OF MELVILLE [1526- 



68. Appeal by Sir John Melville of Eaith, and others, against the sentence 
of excommunication. 20th February 1526-7. 

In Dei nomine, Amen ; Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter quod anno incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quingentesimo vicesimo 
sexto, mensis vero Februarii die vicesimo, indiccione decima quinta, pontificatus 
sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini nostri domini Clementis, diuina prouidencia 
pape septimi, anno quarto : In mei notarii publici et testium subscriptorum pre- 
sencia personaliter constituti honorabiles viri, Johannes Melwill de Eaitht, miles, 
Johannes Ogilbe de Inuerquharate, AVilelmus Bonar de Eosse, Jacobus Forsycht 
de Nyde, Jacobus Kyrcaldy de Grange, Alexander Oroke de Celebawbe, Walterus 
Ogilbe, habentes et tenentes in manibus suis quamdam cedulam papeream formam 
appellacionis in se continentem quam michi, notario publico subscripto, tradederunt 
perlegendam, copiandam et in banc publicam formam instrumentalem redigendam, 
atque secundum illius cedule tenorem, vim, formam et effectum, realiter et cum 
effectu appellarunt; cuius cedule tenor sequitur et est talis : — Cum appellacionis seu 
prouocationis remedium ab vtroque jure salubriter sit introductum ut nedum lesis, 
grauatis et oppressis verum etiam ledi, grauari et opprimi se timentibus in futurum 
eius presidio debite succurratur, hinc est quod nos, Johannes Melwill de Eaitht, 
Johannes Ogilbe de Inuerquharate, Wilelmus Bonar de Eosse, Jacobus Forsycht 
de Nyde, Jacobus Kyrcaldy de Grange, Alexander Oroke de Celebawbe, Walterus 
Ogilbe, nostrique complices, amici et familiares, sentientes nos lesos, grauatos et 
oppressos, timentesque nos plus posse in futurum ledi, grauari et opprimi, per vos, 
venerabilem virum, magistrum Jacobum Symson, officialem Sancti Andree princi- 
palem, ex et pro eo quod vos, reuerende domine officialis, prout informamur et ad 
nostram noticiam nuper infra triduum deuenit, quasdam pretensas vestras literas 
inhibitoriales siue monitoriales censuras ecclesiasticas excommunicationis aggraua- 
tionis, siue reaggrauationis in se continentes, pro parte honorabilis viri, Johannis 
Multrar de Sefeild, contra et aduersus nos decreuistis et fulminastis, nobis minime 
citatis, vocatis, confessis aut legittime in spem monitis, seu aut super aliquo delicto, 
contemptu vel inobedientia conuictis, quod de jure et secundum juris dispensa- 
tionem minime fecisse aut facere debuissetis, cum de jure contra non citatum, 
couuictum aut confessum aut legittime monitum, non est ad censuras ecclesiasticas 
procedendum : Turn, secundo, quamquam appreciation! bonorum et granorum pre- 
fati Johannis Multrar pro solutione summe sexaginta librarum monete Scocie rite 
et legittime adiudicate dicto Jacobo Kyrcalde, prout in sententiis et processibus 
desuper deductis continetur, cum officiariis nobilis et potentis domini, Jacobi, comitis 



1526-7.] AND OP THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 65 

de Morton interfuimus, nullam inde iniusticiam aut iniuriam, contemptum wel 
inobedientiani fecimus, cum de jure cuilibet judici competenti sententiam secundum 
juris exigentiam et regni eonsuetudinem, licet executioni demandare et alios in 
suplementum ministrationis justicie connotare et interesse, sicuti dicta appreciatio 
facta fuerat ; et nos de mandato etiam supremi donaini nostri regis expresso pre- 
dicte appreciationi interfuimus ; Vos, tamen, reuerende domine officialis, prout 
informamur, literas vestras pretensas antedictas excommunicatorias, aggrauatorias 
vel reaggrauatorias, contra juris dispensationem et contra nos excommunicando, aut 
saltern excommunicare causando, absque cause cognitione, et nobis, ut premittitur, 
nobis minime citatis, confessis aut super aliquo delicto, contemptu vel inobedientia 
legittime conuictis, iniuste, nulliter et inique decreuistis et fulminastis nos multi- 
pliciter grauando, ledendo et opprimendo : Turn, tertio, si allegata pro parte 
aduersa quod tempore appreciationis dictorum bonorum et granorum dominus 
Andreas Prat, capellanus predicti Johannis Multrar de Sefeild, nobis literas inhibi- 
torias vestre reuerentie officii officialatus siue jurisdictionis aliquas siue excom- 
municationis seu alias quascunque, sub quacunque uerborum forma, si pro non 
insinuauit dicta allegacio est minime releuans, nullius roboris vel efficacie existebat, 
sed falsa fuit et est, cum in rei veritate dictus dominus Andreas negauit se expresse 
quascunque literas vestre reuerentie jurisdictionis aut officii illo tunc liabere, aut 
executionem quarumcunque facere, sed uerbo tantum dixit et asseruit quod habuit 
in mandatis a dicto Johanne Multrar uerbo tantum asserere et dicere nos fuisse et 
esse excommunicatos ; et sic que litere vel processus sub quacunque forma per 
vestram reuerentiam contra nos decrete aut fulminate fuerant penitus et omnino 
nobis incognite existebant, prout per instrumenta publica coram judice ad quern 
Dei gratia constabit : Et sic vos, reuerende domine, ad processus et censuras eccle- 
siasticas excommunicationis, aggrauationis seu reaggrauationis quascunque, contra 
nos ad instantiam partis aduerse, vel ex simplici informatione eiusdem, absque 
cognitione cause et nobis minime citatis, vocatis, confessis aut super aliquo delicto, 
contemptu vel inobedientia conuictis, procedere minime debuissetis, vestra reuerentia 
salua : Ob igitur premissa grauamina nobis illata et alia forsan grauiora per vos 
in posterum inferenda a vobis, domino officiali antedicto vestrisque commissariis, 
pluribus aut vno, et a dictis vestris pretensis Uteris executorialibus, et citationis, 
suspensionis, excommunicationis, aggrauationis, reaggrauationis et interdicti, suis 
aliis ecclesiasticis sententiis, censuris et penis, per vos contra nos latis seu ferendis, 
fulminatis seu fulminandis, ad sanctissimum in Cliristo patrem et dominum nostrum, 
dominum Clementem, diuina prouidencia papam septimum modernum, et eius 
sacrosanctam sedem appostolicam his scriptis prouocamus, appellamus, et appos- 
tolos petimus, primo, secundo, tertio, instanter, instantius et instantissime, subii- 

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66 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OP MELVILLE [1526-7. 

cientes nos et omnia bona nostra, mobilia et immobilia, omnesque nobis adlierentes 
seu adherere volentes in hac parte tuitioni, protectioni et omnimode defensioni 
dicti dornini nostri pape et eiusdem sacrosancte sedis apostolice predicte ; pro- 
testando solemniter de banc nostram appellacionern colligendo eidemque addendo, 
diminuendo et ad calamum reformando, tociens quociens opus fuerit et nobis 
de jure licebit, cum ceteris clausulis necessariis et oportunis : Super quibus 
omnibus et singulis suprascripti domini appellantes a me, notario subscripto, sibi 
fieri petierunt instrumentum seu instrumenta tot quot erunt necessaria : Acta 
erant hec in camera mei notarii publici subscripti infra burgum de Kyrcaldy, 
hora quasi secunda post merediem vel eocirca, sub anno, mense, die, indictione et 
pontificatu quibus supra ; presentibus ibidem prouidis et discretis viris, Georgeo 
Balcanquell, domino Wilelmo Challand, capellano, Johanne Vilson, Vilelmo Cayrnis, 
Allano Sibald, et diuersis aliis testibus ad premissa vocatis pariter et rogatis. 

Et ego Walterus Gowrlay presbyter Sancti Andree diocesis publicus sacra 
auctoritate appostolica notarius, Q.uia [etc., in forma cornmuni]. 

(Indorsation) Die xv t0 mensis Martii, anno xxvi t0 : Quo die Spens, procurator 
pro Johanne Mauille de Raitht, milite, et retroscriptis suis collegiis appellantibus, 
presentem appellationem domino officiali retroserij)to intimauit, et apostolos, qui- 
quidem dominus apostolos refutatorios statim solo uerbo sibi contulit. 

EOBERTUS LAUSONE 

subscriba ac notarius publicus maim propria. 



69. Eemission to Sir John Melville of Raith and others for appearing in arms 
against King James the Fifth at Linlithgow. 14th August [1527]. 

Jacobus, Dei gratia rex Scotorum, nostro consiliario et thesaurario dilecto, Archi- 
baldo Douglas, nostri secreti sigilli custodi, salutem : Quia ex gratia nostra speciali 
remisimus Johanni Maluile de Raith, militi, Jacobo Kirkcaldy de Grange, Jacobo 
Forsyth de Nydy, Thome Maluile, Jacobo Maluile, Wilelmo Maluile, Wilelmo 
Wemys, Dauid Wemyis de eodem et Jacobo Bruce, rancorem animi nostri, sectam 
regiam et omnem actionem quern et quas erga ipsos concepimus, habemus seu 
quouismodo habere poterimus, pro eorum proditorio aduentu contra nos et nostram 
autoritatem bello preparato apud burgum nostrum de Linlithqw, nobis ibidem in 
persona propria et nostro vexillo distento pro tempore existentibus, ac pro omni- 
bus actione et crimine que inde sequi poterint, necnon pro omnibus aliis actioni- 
bus, transgressionibus, criminibus et offensis quibuscunque per dictas personas, aut 
earum aliquam, aliquibus temporibus retroactis vsque in diem date presentium 



1529.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 6? 

commissis seu quomodolibet perpetratis, murthuro, commuui furto et mulierum 
raptu exceptis, dummodo prefate persone partibus conquereotibus et dampna 
passis taliter satisfaciant quod nullam super hoc de cetero iustam querimoniam 
audiamus : Vobis precipimus et mandamus quatenus preceptum nostrum sub dicto 
nostro secreto sigillo pro Uteris nostris remissionis sub nostro magno sigillo dictis 
personis super premissis conficiendis, dilecto consanguineo ac consiliario nostro, 
Archibaldo, Angusie comiti, domino Douglas, cancellario nostro, in forma capelle 
nostre debita dirigatis ; Datum sub signeto nostro apud Edinburgh decimo quarto 
die mensis Augusti, anno regni nostri decimo quarto. 

Per signaturam manu supremi domini nostri regis subscriptam. 

J. Chepman. 

70. Remission to Sir James Melville and others for intercommumng with 
Archibald, sixth Earl of Angus. 21st June [1529]. 

James, be the grace of God, king of Scottis, to all and sin dry oure justices 
shereffis, justice clerkis, crovneris and thare deputis, provestis, auldermen and 
baillies of burrowis, and all vtheris oure officiaris, legis and subditis quham it 
efferis quhais knaulege thir our lettres salcum, greting : Wit ye ws witht auise of 
our thesaurare to haue respitt, and be thir oure lettres, in the law and by the law, 
specialie respittis, oure louittis Sir James Melwing, William Mel wing, James 
Bruce, Robert Orrok, James Melwing, William Wemys, Robert Mow, Sir Williame 
Challand, for the tresonable intercomonyng and assisting witht Archibald Douglas, 
sum tyme erle of Anguse, and for all maner of actiounis, crymes, and offensis done 
be the saidis personis, treasoun in oure persoun alanerlie except, to be vnhurt, 
vnharmit, vnattechit, vnarrestit, vnpersewit, vnfollowit, vnvexit, and vndistrublit in 
thare personis, landis, or gudis tharfore be you or ony of you, oure officiaris, liegis, 
and subditis forsaidis, during the tyme of thir oure lettres : Quharfore we charge 
straitlie and commandis you, all and sindry oure officiaris, liegis, and subditis for- 
saidis that nane of yow tak apoun hand to do or attempt ony thing in contrare or 
breking of thir oure lettres of speciale resjiitt during all the tyme tharof vnder all 
the hiest pane, charge, and offense that ye and ilkane of you may committ and 
inrin aganis oure maiestie in that part : Thir oure lettres of speciale respitt for 
the space of nyntene yeris nixt to cum eftir the dait heirof to indure, frelie, 
quietlie, wele and in peax, but ony reuocatioun, or agane calling quhatsumeuir : 
Gevin vnder oure priue sele at Jedburgh the xxi day of Junij and of oure 
regne the xvj yeir. 

Per signaturam manibus supremi domini nostri regis et sui thesaurarii 
subscriptam. 



68 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1529. 



71. Remission to Sir John Melville of Raith and James Kirkcaldy of 

Grange, for assisting the Douglases. 26th July 1529. 

James, be the grace of God, king of Scottis, to all and sindry oure justicis, shereffis, 
justice clerkis, crovnaris and thare deputis, provestis, aldermen and baillies of 
burrowis, and all vtheris oure officiaris, liegis and subditis quham it efferis, 
quhais knaulege thir oure letres salcum, greting : Wit ye ws of oure speciale 
grace, with auise and consent of oure thesaurare, to haue respitt, and be thir oure 
letres, in the law and by the law, specialie respittis, Johnne Mailuile of Raith, 
knycht, and James Kirkcaldy of the Grange, for the tresonable art, parte and 
assistence gevin be thaim to Archibald, sumtyme Erie of Anguse, his brother and 
erne, and thare complicis in thare tresonable dedis, and for all actioun and crime 
that may follow thairupoun, and for all vtheris actiouns, transgressiouns, crimes, 
and offensis quhatsumeuir committit or done be the saidis Johnne and James, or 
ather of thame in ony tyme bigane vnto the day of the date heirof, tresoun in 
oure persoun, thift and revessing of wenien allanerly except; To be vnhurt, 
vnharmit, vnattechet, vnarrestit, vnpersewit, vnfollowit, vnvext and vndistrublit 
in thair persouns, landis or gudis thairfor be yow or ony of yow, oure officiaris, 
liegis and subditis foresaidis, during the tyme of thir oure letres : Quhairefor we 
charge straitlie and commandis yow, all and sindry our officiaris, liegis and sub- 
ditis foresaidis, that nane of yow take vpoun hand to do or attempt to do ony 
thing in contrare or breking of thir oure letres of speciale respitt during all the 
tyme thareof vnder all the hieast pane, charge and offense that ye and ilk ane of 
yow may commit and inryn aganis oure maieste in that parte : Thir oure saidis 
letres of speciale respitt for the space of nynetene yeris nixt to cum efter the day 
of the date heirof in thare strenth to indure, but ony reuocatioun, impediment or 
agane calling quhatsumeuir : Gevin vnder oure priuie sele at Edinburgh the xxvi 
day of July in the yere of God i m v c and xxix yeris, and of our regnne the xvi 
yere. 

Per signaturam manibus supremi domini nostri regis et thesaurarii sub- 
scriptam. 

72. Discharge by Walter Melville to his uncle, Sir John Melville of 

Raith, for his bairn's part of goods. 3d December [c. 1530]. 

I, Waltyr Maill, sone to wmquhill Dauid Meiluill, burges of Edynbroucht, 
grantis me to haif resauit sythtment and contentachone fray ane honorabyll man 



1533-4.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 69 

and his erne, Jhone Meiluill of Raitht, knycht, for bairnis part off gudis and house 
maill tane wp be the said Jhone Meiluill in my none aige ; for the quhilk bairnis 
pairt of gudis and house meill, I dyscharge the saide Schir Jhone, his airis, assec- 
katouris, and assyngnais for now and euir. In wytnese of the quhilk I haif sub- 
scryuit this present aqwytance witht my hand at Edynbroucht the thrid day off 
Dyssembar, befor thir wytnes, Maistir Dauid Eamsay, Jhone Meiluill, Jhone 
Bonnar, witht wder dywerse. Waltyr Melwyll, wytht my hand. 



73. Submission by Sir John Melville of Raith and others to decree of the 
Lords of Session to be made respecting the assithement for slaughter. 15th 
January 1533-4. 

At Coupar in Fiff the xv day of Januar, in the yeir of God m v c and xxxiij 
yeiris, in presence of the kingis grace, Jhone Mailuile of Raitht, knycht, and 
Johane Mowtrare of Merkinche ar compromittit, oblist and sworne to abid at the 
counsaill, decrett and ordinance of the lordis of his henes sessioun, or ony sax or 
foure of thaim indifferent and newtraill to baitht the saidis parteis, anent the 
asythtment to be maid for the slauchter of wmquhill Jhone Wallanche of Pittedy, 
Andrew Traill, Alexander Wemys, and William Wod, to be maid be the said Jhone 
Mailwill of Raitht, knycht, and his complicis efter the form of the offeris maid be 
him thairapone, and to be addit or maid les as sail be thocht expedient to the 
saidis lordis, quhilkis lordis ar chosine as jugis arbitratouris and amiable com- 
positouris vpone the said asythtment, and as thai or the maist part of them 
deliueris, the saidis parteis sail obserue and keip, but appellatioun or reclama- 
tioun, and fulfill the same : Quhilkis parteis sail comper befor the saidis lordis 
betuex this and the last day of the same monetht, quhen it sail plese our said 
souerane lord to direct thaim witht his effectuis wretingis to thaim for accepting 
of the sammyn matere vpon thaim, and his same compromitt to extend to the 
part takaris and complicis of baitht the said parteis ; and tweching all atheris 
debatis, querrellis and harmes done to the said Jhone Mowtrar be the said Jhone 
Mailuille or his complicis, he is contentit at the kingis grace do thairwitht as he 
plese, and as euer his hienes ordanes, he to fulfill the same, and to ony of his geir or 
gudis that he may ask or clame, he will do thairintill as it plese his grace in lik 
maner ; and baitht the said parteis ar oblist and sworne herto for thaim and 
thair complicis and part takaris : In witnes of the quhilk thing the saidis parteis 
hes subscriuit this compromitt witht thair handis, day, zer, and place forsaid ; 
present our said souerane lord, Johne, lord Lindsay of the Biris, Jhone Betoun of 



70 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1533-4. 

Creicht, "William Lindsay of Piotstoun, and Henry Kemp of Thomastoun, witht 
oder diuerse. Sequitur subscriptio manuum, Johane Mailuille, witht my hand, 
Jhone Mowtray of Merkinche. Hec est vera copia principalis compromissi colla- 
tionata et copiata per me Johannem Walcare, capellanum ac notarium publicum 
in premissis, manu propria. J. W. 

The Lard of Eaith for thir persouns vnderwritin, that is to say, James Kirk- 
caldy of the Grange, William Berclay of Towch, Johnne Maluile of Wester Toulch, 
James Mailuile, soun and aire of vmquhile Dauid Maluile, burges of Edinburgh, 
Robert Clerk in Disart, Robert Maluile, goldsmytht, burges of Edinburgh, Patrik 
Kirkcaldy, Sir James Maluile, all landit men. 

Johnne Multrare of Seyfeild. 

Dauid Vallance, a 

George Vallance, Lbrether to vmquhile Johnne Vallance of Pettydy. 

Henry Vallance, J 

James Traile, brother to vmquhile Andro Traile. 

Dauid Wemys, soun to vmquhile Alexander Wemys. 

Williame Wod. 



74. Case submitted to the Lords of Session for Sir John Melville of Raith 
against John Moutkay of Markinch. Circa January 1533-4. 

My Lordis of Coltnsale, — Thir ar the querelis criminalle thairof and occasiones 
for to be considerat be yowr lordships for the part of Jhone Mailuile of Rayth, 
knycht, James Kyrkaldy of Grange and our freindis referrit to yowr lordships 
betuix ws, and Jhone Moultray, Markinche, Dauid Wallinche, his brether, and 
thair freindis as followis : — 

In the first it is to be considerat be yowr lordships that we and owr partie 
beand at tendirness familiaritie, the lard of Seyfield wetset his land vpoun vj c 
merkis, and offerit the samyn to vmquhile Andro, archebischop of Sanct Audrows, 
to tak the tak of the Abthane owr my heyd, I being assignait to my fader sister, 
hewand vj yeris takkis to ryn at that tyme, and thairthrow causit me gyf thre 
hundreth li. for renewing of my said tak quhilk I mycht half hed for xl li. of befov. 

Secundlie, the said lard of Seyfield wedset ane pairt of his landis of Tyre 
to my Ladye Sinclair vpoun iij c li., and offerit the samyn vnto me my Lord Mor- 
toun for nonentress of the landis of the Grange, and causit me, the said James 
Kirkaldy, gyf ane mair inconuenient of the samyD. 



1533-4.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 71 

Thredlie, efter that Patrik Kirkaldy, my brother, hed mariit ane kynnis- 
voman of the said laird of Kathis, hereter of certane landis and akeris besyd 
Kingorn, the said laird of Seyfeild purchest the nonentress of the saides landis 
to his sone fray Doctor Kingorn than hewand entress thairto, and be vay of deid 
braik vp thair durris, and spulzeit thair cornys for the profetis of the samyn, 
sekand allwais brek and truble, and makand occasione thairof but ony maner of 
occasione done to thame of befor. 

Ferdlye, vpone Asche Veddynnisdey twa yeris befor the slauchter, the said 
lard of Seyfeild being at the mess in Kingorn, and aduertist that I was cumand 
to the kyrk in sober maner in my passage to Edinburgh, rais fray the consecra- 
tioun in the mess and come fryth with drawin sueirdis to the kirk stile tyll stop 
me tyll entre to the kirk, and hurt the Laird of Grange at that tyme, etc. 

Fiftlye, cumand hayme fra the kingis seruice and raid vpoun the thevis, I, 
the said laird of Baith, passit in cumpany with the lardis of Veims and Balgony, 
without owr seruandis, tyll heir mess in Kyngorn, and or the mess vas done the 
young lard of Seyfeild, with viij personis in his company, seyand me quiete at 
the mess, send for thair jakkis to the Seyfeild, and, or the mess ves done, 
arayit thame and invadit me in the kirk yaird, and fowr of thame straik at me 
all ane quhill we war red, quhair Wod his seruand hapnit to be hurt, etc. etc. 

Sextlye, I passand fra the Bayth to Kircaldy to my lord of Sanct Androwis 
in ane schort quhit cot traistand na invasione, the lard Seyfeild beand aduertist 
of my cuming, and hewand his jak and knapskall tursit reddy with hyme, send 
ane spy furthe Kyrcaldy to the burn besyd the abbottis hale tyll espy me and my 
cumpany, and quhen he was aduertist of my cuming he and his folkis arayit 
thame in thair geir and send for the lard of Pettedy and his folkis, quhilkis war 
drinkand in the towne, and reprevit thame of thair tary and schew that I wes 
cumand, and that he vald neuir get ane bettir tyme of me and myne, and the lard 
of Pettedy ansuerit thair was na sic caws as to mak slauchter, and disswaidit his 
purpois, sayand that I lies freindis in cuntre, and thane he ansuerit — Fy one ye, 
Jhone Vallanche, I trowit neuir better in thi hand- — and thane Pettedy woux 
crabbit, and said he suld gang forthir than he durst gang, and reft tway axis and 
halbertis furth of Alexander Balcanwellis bowse, and my lord of Sanct Androwis 
pray it hyme to abyde with hime, and nocht to gang and mak prowocatione, sen 
the lard of Bayth was cumand to speik with hyme, and said, Ye haif bene oft 
togydder with me of befoir but skayth, and thane he ansuerit, And I wer x and he 
xx he durst nocht hald the gait, and he saw my face, and with that ruschit furth 
of the lugeing with his seruandis and drew thair suerdis be I com within the 
portis, and quhen he come neir me I cryit to hyme and prayit him tak the half 



72 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1533-4. 

of the gait, and lie ansuerit againe — Fy, set vpone the tratoris, and sua I was hurt 
in gret danger in diuerse pertis, and the said laird of Pettedy and his seruandis 
quhilkis come befor the laif makand prouocatioune and strykand happynnit to be 
sclaine in thair persute, and in owr vtir defence, as all the cuntyre knawis. And 
at that sammyn tyme Andrew Traile, being with thame in company and seruice, 
was hurt to the deid, and levit twa dayis thaireftir, and diuerse tymis befor his 
deces he declarit to syndry of his freindis as is abone writine, and how the laird 
of Seyfeld hed lyit of befor vij tymis in that yeir for my slauchter, and how that 
he and vtheris thre tuke vpone hand that day to await vpone my person e alanerly 
and to sclay me, and that ilk ane of thaim straik at me the sammyn day, houbeit it 
hapnit vpone hyme and thaim quhilk thai deuisit for me, and thankit God thairof, 
and send ane noter and vther chapelane tyll ask me forgyfnes of the sammyn : And 
all this was downe be thair sekyng and occasione, and but ony provocatione 
of me or myne, the said lard of Pettedy being tender with me and in my howse 
within yj dayis of befor, as the principalle of his frendis knawis, and beris nocht 
the querele of his slawchter vpone me, becaws thai knaw it wes nocht of my 
prouocatione nor sekyng, bot in my pure defense, as said is, etc., etc. 

Sevintlye, I being with the kingis grace in Merose, the lard of Seyfeld mett 
my kynissman, Schir James Mailuile, chapellane, one fut, he being vpone horse, 
at the towne end of Keirkcaldy, and lychtit vpone hyme, and chasit hime, and 
howsit hime, and brak wp the durris vpone hyme, and had sclayne hime had he 
nocht eschapit be ane bak dur. Auchtly, vpone Sanct Margrettis day last by 
past, Henry Vallanche, Gorge Vallanche, with vther complices, set vpone Johne 
Kircaldy, broder to the said laird of Grange, in the criit fair of Dumferme- 
ling, and had sclaine hime had nocht bene his pure defence, and thairthrow braik 
the lavborghis fundin be thame of befor the baillie of regalite, the said Johne 
was maid quite be ane assize, and that wther partie was fugitiue, and wald nocht 
entre, and swa lies taken the said cryme vpone thame, etc. 

Finalie, vpoun the natiuite day of owr lady last by past, my servandis being 
in Kingorn at the evinsang, the said Dauid and Hendry Vallanche, James Traile 
and Dauid Vemis, aud thair complices, crewaly set vpoun thaim for thair sclauchter 
in the kirk yaird, behynd thair bakis, quhill thai red and put fra thame, and in 
the redding they hurt Marione Kirkaldy, syster to me, the said laird of Grange, 
with diuerse vtheris persewingis, sekingis, and occasiones maid to me and my 
seruandis, as all the cuntre knauis, etc. 

Beseking heir for yowr lordschips tyll consydder, and tyll wey wyisly the crimes, 
faltis, and occasiones forsaidis committit vpone me and my seruandis, 
and tyll caws ws haue assythment thairof as efferis, etc., etc. 



1533-4.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 73 



75. Answers for Sir John Melville of Eaith to the complaints and charges of 
John Moutray of Markinch. Circa January 1533-4. 

Thir ar the poynttis of dittay efter folloving, that Jhone Moltray of Markinche 
and Jhone Moltray, his sone and apperand air, George Wallinche, Henry Wal- 
linche, [Walter] Hoig, James Traill, William Robertson, and Auchinlek 

sit of in the justice air of the regalite of Dunfermline. 

In the first, on Asche Weddinisday, twa yeiris precedand the May, in the 

yeir of God ane thowsand fyfF hundretht and twenty nyne yeiris, the said Jhone 
Moltray of Markinche, his sone forsaid, and thair complices abone writing, being 
in the parroche kirk of Kingorne Estir, at the mess, and aduerteist that Jhone 
Mailwill of the Eaitht, knycht, James Kircaldy of the Grange, and thair daly 
hovssald seruandis, nocht boiddine in ony maner of rayment, bot as thai vsit daly 
peciably to ryd, being on thair passage to Edinburght, nocht knawing ony ewill, 
bot intent to haif hard mess wythin tbe said parroche kirk of Kingorne Estir, 
aduerteist of thair cuming, furiously wyth seitt purpose and mynd to haue slane the 
saidis Jhone Mailwill, knycht, and James Kircaldy, nocht boiddine in wappinnis 
and geir to defeynd thanie, the saidis Jhone Moltray and his sone forsaid, wyth 
thair complices, raise fra the consecratioun of the mess and come furth of the kirk 
and the kirk yaird to the kirk still wyth drawine swirdis in feir of weir, and thair 
cruylie as commone oppressouris and breikaris of the kingis pace, and stoping his 
liegis the commone kingis strett, seitt apoune the saidis Jhone, knycht, and James, 
and thair seruandis, and hurt the said James Kircaldy of Grange, nother ferand 
God nor the kingis grace, as it is manifest and notorlie knawine wyth all the 
cuntray. 

Item, secundlie, nocht lang thaireftir the said Jhone Mailwill of the Eaitht, 
knycht, was cumand fra ane raid that our souerane lord maid vpoun the thewise 
new cumand fra the kingis seruice throucht the tovne of Kingorne, nocht knawing 
ony ewill, being accompaneitt wyth nobill men, Dauid Wemis of that ilk, and 
James Lundy of Balgony, passit quiettly wythout ony seruandis to the parroche 
kirk of Kyngorne Estir, to do thair deuotioun and heir mess, as gud Cristine men 
suld do, nocht dovtand ewill of ony man, thai being quiettlie at the mess, Jhone 
Moltray, sone and apperand air to the said lard of Markinche, seing the said 
laird of Eaitht wythout his seruandis, quiett at that tyme, or the mess was doun, 
send to the Sefeild, wytht aucht persouns wytht him, for thair jakkis, knapskavis, 
and wther wappinnis gayning for weir, and or the mess was dovn arraiett thame, 
and inwadit the said lard of Eatht wythtin the kirk yaird, and fowr of the saidis 

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74 CHARTERS OP THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1533-4. 

personis straik at him ane lang tyme in seitt purpose, malice, and forthowcht feloun, 
to haue slane him, and at that tyme ane callit Woid was hurtt of thair prouoca- 
tioun and onseitting, as it is manifest and notorlie knawing throcht all the cuntray. 
Item, in the moneith of May, the yeir of God i m v c and xxix yeiris, the 
saidis laird of Markinche, Jhone Moltray, his sone and apperand air, George 
Wallinche, Henry Wallinche, wytht thair complices and thair seruandis, come 
furtht of the Sefeild in feir of weir boiddine, wytht jak, steill bonat, swird, and 
buclar, excep the lard him selfif that come and ane furrit govne on him, and gart 
ane boy turss his jak and steill bonatt to the tovn of Kircaldy, wythtin Alexander 
Balcankill luigyng wythtin the regalite of Dunfermling, and thair, quhen he was 
aduerteist that the said laird of Eaitht suld haue cummen and spokkine wytht 
my lord of Sanct Androis for syndry erandis he haid ado wytht his lordschipe 
at that tyme, the said laird of Sefeild send ane espy furtht of Kircaldy to the 
burne besyd the abbottis hall to espy of the said laird of Eaithtis cuming, and 
quhen he was aduerteist of his cuming the said laird of Sefeild and his folkis 
arraeitt thame in thair geir, and he him selfe pat on his jak and steill bonat and 
twa gloffis of plaitt on his handis, and send for the laird of Pittadye and his folkis, 
quhilkis war drinkand in the tovne of Kircaldy, and repreiffit thame of thair 
tarye, and shew that the laird of Eaitht was cumand and that thai wald newir 
geitt ane better tyme of him and his. And the laird of Pittadie anserit that thair 
was nay sic cause as to mak slawchter, and disswadit his purpose, sayand that 
the laird of Eaitht haid frendis in the cuntray, and thane the laird of Sefeild 
ansueritt, Fye on ye, [Jhone Walljinche, I trowit newir better in thi hand. To 
the quhilkis wo[rdis] the lard of Pittadie wox crabbit and angry, sayand, 
[he suld] gang forder thane the laird of Sefeild durst gang, and [reft] twa axis 
and halbartis furtht of Alexander Balkankill howse, and my lord of Sanct 
Androis prayit him to abyid wytht him, and nocht to gang to mak prouocatioun, 
sene the laird of Eaitht was cumand to speik wytht his lordschipe, and said, Ye 
haue bene oft togidder wytht me of befor but skaytht ; and thane the laird of 
Sefeild ansuerit, And I wer ten and he twenty he durst nocht haid the geitt, and 
he saw my face, and wytht that ruschit furtht of the luging wytht his seruandis 
and complices aboun writtine, and drew thair swirdis, all thir communicatiouns, 
prouisiouns, and prouocatiouns being prouidit of seitt purpose, malice, and for- 
thowcht feloun apoun auld feid, for the slauchter of the said laird of Eaitht, he 
nocht knawand ony ewill, nor thair prouisions of ewill aboun writtine prouidit 
for him, bot innocently, efter his commone maner of ganging onprouidit for 
siclik defens, bot in purpose, wythtout impediment of his aduersaris to haue 
spokkine wytht my lord of Sanct Androwis, for his necessar erandis come to the 



1533-4.] AND OF THE LESLIES OP LEVEN. 75 

tovne of Kircaldy, haiffand on him ane schort quhitt cott, wytht dowblett and 
hoise, and ane reid bonat on his heid, the quhilk habeitt and rayment declaris 
Ids innocence that he knew nay ewill for the tyme, and swa he enterit, and his 
seruandis wytht him, in at the west port of Kircaldy, and incontenent as he 
enterit wythtin the said port, the laird of Sefeild, wytht his complices aboun 
writtyne, prouidit as is forsaid for the cruell slawchter of the said laird of Raitht, 
of forthowcht feloun, apoun auld feid, crnelie come apoun the said laird of Raitht, 
and thane the said laird of Raitht, seing the prouisioun maid for his slawchter, 
cryit to the laird of Sefeild, and prayit him to tak the half of the gaitt, and he 
ansuerit agayne — Fy, seitt apoun the tratouris. And swa the said laird of Raitht 
was hurt in diuerse partis of his body in grett dangeir of his lyff, and the laird of 
Pittadie and his seruandis happinnit to be slane of thair awine prouocatioun on 
seiking and perswitt 

on the said laird of Raithtis and his seruands vtir defense, as is notorlie knawine 
throcht all the cuntray and is manefest, because the said laird of Sefeild was 
prouidit of forthowcht feloun geiritt and armitt in feir of weir for the said laird 
of Raithtis slawchter, and he wytht sic ane habeitt as is aboun expremitt, nocht 
boiddine nor armitt for ony ewill : And to fortife the premisses at the samyn tyme 
of the onseitting be the said laird of Sefeild, ane man callit Andro Traill being 
wytht him in his company and seruice, was hurt to the deid, and leiffitt twa dais 
thairefter ; and diuerse tymis before his decese he declarit to syndry of his frendis 
as is aboun writtine, and quhow the laird of Sefeild haid lying of before vij 
tymis in the yeir forsaid for the said laird of Raitht slauchter, and quhow that 
he wytht wtheris thre twik apoun thame that day to awaitt apoun the laird of 
Raithtis persoun alanerlie, and to slay him, and that ilk ane of thame straik at 
him that samyn day, quhobeit it happinnit apoun the said Andro and his complices 
that was dewisit for the said laird of Raithtis slawchter, and the said Andro, 
movit of consciens, send ane notar and ane wther chapilane to the said laird of 
Raitht to ask forgiffnennis for the samyn : And all this aboun writtine was doun 
be the said laird of Seifeild and his complices forsaid of thair awine onseiking, 
prouocatioun, and forthowcht feloun and lying in waitt for his slauchter, but 
ony prouocatioun of the said laird of Raitht, as is notorlie knawine, and for the 
fortifeing of the premisses, the laird of Pittadie, quhilk was tendir wytht the 
laird of Raitht, and in hovse wytht him vj dais befor, to quhome he audit 
na feid nor ewill woill, as the principall of his frendis knawis, and beris nocht 
the querell of his slauchter apoun the said laird of Raitht, because thai knaw 
it was nocht of his prouocatioun nor on seiking, bot in his puir defense, as God 
and all the cuntray knawis. 



76 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1533-4. 

Item, the said laird of Eaitht being in the kingis grace seruice wytht his 
grace in Melrose, the said laird of Sefeild, wytht his complices aboun writtine, 
cruelie, as manifest oppressouris, seitt apoun Schir James Mailwill, chapilane, 
kynnisman to the said laird of Raitht, at the est tovne end of Kircaldy, he 
gangand apoun fuitt, and the said laird of Sefeild and his complices on horsebak, 
lychtit apoun him and chasit him wytht seitt mynd and purpose to haue slane him, 
and howsit him in ane howse, and braik vp the dwiris, and haid slane him, haid 
nocht bene he eschapit be ane bak dwir of chance and auentuir, as it is manifest 
and notorlie knawine, as he can nocht deny. 

Item, on Sanct Margreitis day was ane yeir, Henry Wallinche, George Val- 
linche, wytht thair complices, seitt apoun Jhone Kircaldy, brother to James 
Kircaldy of the Grange, of seitt purpose to haue slane him in the cryit fair of 
Dunfermling, and haid slane hime haid nocht bene his puir defence, and thair- 
trow brak the lawburrois fundin be thaim of before, and the said Jhone and 
thai being callit befor the bailye of the regalite of Dunfermling for the strub- 
lingis in the tyme of the said cryit fair, the said Jhone was quitt, purgit and 
clengit be ane chosine assise of the said crime, because it was in his puir 
defence, and the saidis George and Henry was absent and fugitive, and wald 
nocht entir because thai war gilty of the said cryme [of hauing] cruilie inuadit 
the said Jhone to haue slane him of seitt purpose, malice, and forthowcht feloun, 
and be that resoun that thai war fugitive and durst nocht onderlie the law, 
twilk the haill cryme apoun thame. 

Item, on the natiuite of our lady was ane yeir, the said laird of Eaithtis 
seruandis being in Kingorne kirk at the ewinsang Dauid and 

Henry Wallinche, James Traill, and Dauid Wemis, wytht thair complices, cruelie 
inuadit and seitt apoun thame for thair slauchter in the kirkyaird behind thair 
bakis quhill thai war reid and put fra thame, and in the redding thai hurt 
Marioun Kircaldy, sister to the said laird of Grange, wytht diuerse vtheris per- 
sewingis, onseikingis, and occasiounes maid to the said laird of Eaitht and his 
seruandis, as it is manifest and notorlie knawine to all the cuntray. 

Item, the said laird of Sefeild is ane commone oppressour, and committis 
manifeist and commone oppressioun, specialy to the vicar of Kingorne Ester in 
stopping him violently to labour, manur, and occupy his landis, callit the Vicaris 
Grange, thir sewine yeiris bygane or thairby, and biggis dikis apoun the saidis 
vicaris landis, and stoppis him to teill his awine landis forsaid, breikis his 
plewchtis and dingis his seruandis, eittis vp his girse wytht his scheip, and vsis 
all maner of oppressioun apoun him, and siclik haldis fra him the teynd of his 
salt-pannis thir vij yeiris bygane or mair, and will nocht pay him his teynd salt 



1539-40.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 77 

conforme to custome and vse of the cuntray, nor na wder maner of way bot be 
manifest raiff and oppressioun wyththaldis the samyn, and hes haldine be the 
space aboun writtine, as all the cuntray knawis notorlye. 



76. Discharge of sentence of forfeiture against Sir John Melville of Eaith. 

7th January 1539-40. 

James, be the grace of God, king of Scottis, to all and syndry oure officiariis, 
liegiis, and subiectis quham it efferis, quhais knawlege thir oure letres salcum, 
greting : Forsamekle as oure louit familiar seruitour, Johnne Malvill of the 
Eaytht, knycht, is decernit be decrete of the lordis of oure Counsale to haue 
wilfully errit, becaus he retourit and deliuerit that the landis of Lundy and 
wtheris perteneing to Walter Lundy of that ilk ar haldin of ws be seruice of 
ward and relief, he nocht seand ane sufficient charter thairupoun, as at mair lenth 
is contenit in the decrete gevin be the saidis lordis thairupoun, and we vnder- 
standing that the said Johnne the tyme of the seruing of the saide Walteris breues 
wes of imperfite age, lakking discretioun and vnderstanding, and sen syne he 
awatit, lik as he dois presentlie, on ws and oure seruice, and spendit his geir 
largely thairthrow, and thairfor and diuerse wtheris resonable cause and consider- 
ationis moving ws, we, with awise and consent of oure thesaurer, haue remittit 
and forgevin, and be thir oure letres, remittis and forgiffis, to the said Johnne 
oure eschete of all his gudis, movable and vnmovable, quhatsumeuir perteneing, or 
ony wise may pertene to ws throw the cause foirsaid, and quiteclaims and dis- 
charges him and his airis thairof for euir be thir oure letres ; and inlikwise of his 
entering and remaneing in oure ward for the said cause and all thing that may 
follow thairupoun : Attoure we of oure speciale grace and kinglie powere rehabi- 
litatis the said Johnne to stand in preif and witnes, and vse all lefull dedis in 
jugement and outwith, siclik and als frelie in all thingis as he mycht haue done 
before that he was convict of the said wilful errour, and incurrit thairthrow the 
pane of temere jurantium, and restoris, reponis, and reintegratis him to his gud 
fame and warldly honouris in all thingis as he mycht haue done before that he 
was convict of the said errour without ony reproche, murmour, detractioun, or 
blasphemeing to be maid or done aganis him thairthrow be quhatsumeuir personis, 
in word or ded, in tyme cuming : Q.uhairfor we charge straitlie, and commandis 
yow, all and syndry oure officiariis, liegiis and subiectis foirsadis, that nane of 
yow tak vpoun hand to do or attempt ony thing in contrar this oure discharge, 
rehabilitatioun, restitutioun, and reintegratioun in ony wise in tyme cuming, or 



78 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1539-40. 

to call, persew, molest, poynd, or distrenze him, his lands or gudis, for oure esehete 
of his gudis remittit be ws to him as said is, vnder all hiest pane and charge that 
efter may follow, dischargeing you, and ilk ane of you, of youre office in that part for 
euir be thir oure letres, deliuering thame be you, and ilk ane of you, sene and 
vnderstand agane to the berare. Gevin vnder oure signete, and subscriuit with 
oure hand and he oure said thesaurer, in signe of his consent to the premisses, at 
Lynlithgw, the vij day of Januare, the zere of God i m v c xxxix zeris, and of oure 
regime the xxvij zere. — Composicio iij° li. James E. 

Also signed on back by Ja. Thes. 1 H. Balnavis.'- 



77. Rental of Monymail in 1540. 

Monymaill. 

Smytheland de Monymele cum licencia, in anno, xiij s. iiij d. 

Assedatur Jonete Thomson et suis assignatis pro novemdecim annis sub sigillo 

communi per reuerendissimum dominum cardinalem incipiendo die quinto mensis 

Januarij, anno Domini i m v c quadragesimo, que est data literarum sue assedacionis. 

(On margin) Few. 

Brasina de Monymaill cum terris brasinariis eiusdem, in anno, xx s. 
vj pultrie. (On margin) In antiquo rentali non habetur brasina de 
Monymaill. 
Dicta brasina cum terris brasinariis eidem spectantibus assedatur domino 
Alexandro Duncan, curato de Monymele et suis assignatis, pro nouemdecim annis 
incipiendo quinto die mensis Januarij, anno Domini I m v° quadragesimo, que est 
data assedacionis suarum literarum factarum per reuerendissimum dominum car- 
dinalem. (On margin) Brasina de Pitcunty habetur in diuersis rentalibus, xx s. 
vj pultrie. 

Molendinum de Monymele, in anno, iij li. vj s. viij d., xij capones et 
vj pultrie. 
Vna medietas dicti molendini et terre molendinarij assedatur Dauidi Dury et 
Jacobo Dury, eius filio, et assignatis, pro nouemdecim annis incipiendo die date 
literarum sue assedacionis, viz., quinto mensis Januarij, anno Domini I m v e 
quadragesimo sub sigillo commuui per reuerendissimum dominum cardinalem. 
(On margin) Few. 

Alia medietas dicti molendini et terre molendinarie in manibus Thome 
Broun et Dauidis sui filii. (On margin) Vacat. 

1 James Kirkcaldy of Grange. - Mr. Henry Balnavis of Halhill. 



1540.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 79 

Capella Sancti Leonardi in anno, etc., xiij s. iiij d., vj pultrie. 
In manibus Roberti Dury de eodem. (On margin) Vacat. 
Summa totalis dominii de Monymele in pecuniis cum augmentatione annua 
feudifirme terrarum de Pitcunte et Murefeild, lxxvj li. viij s. viij d. 

Rentale domini cardinalis Sancti Andree, anno Domini, etc., quadragesimo. 

Cragfudy in anno iij chaldarii frumenti, iiij chaldarii ordei, et iiij chal- 
darii auenarum, ac viij caponum et xvi pultrei. (On margin) 
Nunquam locatur per dominum cardinalem. 
Kembak in anno, xij li. 
Kynnard in anno, viij li. 
Locantur quondam Johanni Schevez in feudifirma et heredibus suis per quon- 
dam bone memorie dominum Willelmum Schevez, olim archiepiscopum Sancti 
Andree ; duplicando integram firmam omnium. 



78. Lease by Cardinal David Beaton, Archbishop of St. Andrews, to David 
Bontheon (Bontaneroun) of one-eighth part of Letham. 5th January 
1540. 

Vniuersis et singulis sancte matris ecclesie filiis ad quorum notitias presentes 
litere peruenerint, Dauid, miseratione diuina, tituli Sancti Stephani in Celio Monte 
sancte Romane ecclesie presbyter cardinalis, Sanctiandree archiepiscopus, totius 
regni Scotie primas et apostolice sedis legatus natus, necnon Mirapicensis ecclesie 
in Gallia administrator, ac commendatarius perpetuus monasterii de Abirbrothok. 
salutem in omnium Saluatore: Noueritis nos, cum expresso consensu et assensu 
capituli nostri ecclesie nostre metropolitane et primitialis Sancti Andree ad hoc capi- 
tulariter congregati. vtilitateque et commodo nostri et dicte nostre ecclesie vndique 
preuisis, pensatis et consideratis, matura deliberatione et longo tractatu desuper 
prehabitis, assedasse, arrendasse, locasse et ad firmam dimississe, tenoreque pre- 
sentium assedare, arrendare, locare et ad firmam dimittere, pro nobis et successo- 
ribus nostris Sancti Andree archiepiscopis, dilecto nostro Dauid Bontaneroun et 
suis assignatis pluribus aut vni, non maioris auctoritatis aut potentie quam ipse 
Dauid principalis, totam et integram vnam octauam partem ville et terrarum nos- 
trarum de Lathame cum suis pertinenciis, quam de presenti occupat idem Dauid, 
jacentem in dominio nostro de Monymele infra regalitatem nostram Sancti Andree 
et vicecomitatum de Fyiff, pro omnibus et singulis terminis et diebus nouem- 
decim annorum datam presencium proxime et immediate sequentium, quequidem 
data presencium est terminus introitus dicti Dauid et suorum assignatorum, 



80 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1540. 

plurium aut vnius predictorum, in et ad prefatam octauam partem ville et ter- 
rarum de Latliame supradictarum cum pertinenciis; et sic duraturis simul et 
successiue vsque ad completum exitum nouemdecim annorum predictorum, prout 
dicta octaua pars cum pertinenciis jacet in longitudine et latitudine, per omnes 
rectas metas suas, marchias ac limites et bondas antiquas diuisas et vsitatas, in 
domibus et edificiis, cum communi pastura solita et consueta, liberoque introitu et 
exitu, ac cum omnibus et singulis aliis libertatibus, commoditatibus, pascuis, pas- 
turis, petariis, turbariis, proficuis et asiamentis ac iustis suis pertinenciis quibus- 
cunque, tarn non nominatis quam nominatis, tarn subtus terra quam supra terrain, 
et tarn procul quam prope, ad prefatam octauam partem cum pertinenciis spectan- 
tibus seu iuste spectare valentibus quomodolibet in futurum, libere, quiete, plen- 
arie, integre, lionorifice, bene et in pace, sine aliquo retinemento, reuocatione, con- 
tradiction aut obstaculo aliquali, cum potestate prefato Dauid et assignatis suis, 
pluribus aut vni, prefatis, subtenentem seu subtenentes in huiusmodi octaua parte 
seu aliqua eiusdem parte loco sui vel alterius eorum substituendi et imponendi 
vel eandem in toto vel in parte cum suis propriis bonis occupandi, et subtenentem 
seu subtenentes in huiusmodi octaua parte prefatos totiens quotiens eiis seu eorum 
alteri visum fuerit expediens amouendi et alios loco eorum de nouo imponendi, 
dummodo tamen ipsi subtenentes non sint maioris auctoritatis aut potentie quam 
ipse, noster principalis tenens prefatus : Reddendo inde annuatim dictus Dauid 
Bontaneroun et assignati sui, plures aut vnus, ptrefati, nobis et successoribus nos- 
tris Sancti Andree archiepiscopis, nostrisve et eorum camerariis pro tempore 
existentibus, summam quatuor librarum vsualis monete regni Scotie ad duos anni 
terminos vsuales, festa viz. Penthecostes et Sancti Martini in yeme, per equales 
medias portiones ; necnon quatuor bollas frumenti ac sex capones et duodecim 
pultrias in terminis, victualia, capones et pultrias persolui solitis et consuetis 
vnacum omnibus aliis oneribus et seruitiis de dicta octaua parte cum pertinenciis 
debitis et consuetis secundum formam et tenorem rentalis nostri : Et nos vero 
Dauid, cardinalis et archiepiscopus prefatus, et successores nostri Sancti Andree 
arcliiepiscopi, totam et integram prenominatam octauam partem ville et terrarum 
nostrarum de Latliame cum pertinenciis prefato Dauid Bontaneroun et assignatis 
suis, pluribus aut vni, prefatis, in omnibus et per omnia, vt premissum est, varanti- 
zabimus, acquietabimus et durantibus dictis terminis nouemdecim annorum, prout 
iura volunt, defendemus : In cuius rei testimonium presentibus manu nostra sub- 
scripts sigillum nostrum auctenticum vnacum sigillo communi dicti capituli nostri 
est appensum, apud dictam nostram ecclesiam Sancti Andree die quinto mensis 
Januarii anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo quadragesimo, et nostre consecra- 
tionis anno tertio. Dauid Card lis S ci Andree. 



1540.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 81 

79. Lease by Cardinal David Beaton, Archbishop of St. Andrews, to Mr. 
Henry Balnavis, of Petcunte and Murefield. 7th March 1540. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris, Dauid miseratione diuina tituli 
Sancti Stephani in Celio Monte sancte Bomane ecclesie presbyter cardinalis, 
Sancti Andree archiepiscopus, totius regni Scotie primas, et apostolice sedis 
legatus natus, necnon Mirapicensis ecclesie in Gallia administrator ac cornmen- 
datarius perpetuus monasterii de Abirbrothok, salutem in eo qui est vera et 
indeficiens omnium salus : Bes nostras et dicti nostri archiepiscopatus Sancti 
Andree ampliores reddere volentes vt duplex inde cum procedat redditus, scilicet 
noster singulis deinceps annis pro perpetuo augeatur et diligentiori agroruni cul- 
tura terre fructus ad communem hominum vsum vberius proueniant vtque 
proniores sint coloni et ad arbores serendum et edes in publicum regni decus 
construendum ; noueritis igitur nos, cum consensu et assensu capituli nostri 
ecclesie nostre metropolitane et primitialis Sancti Andree ad hoc capitulariter 
congregati, vtilitate et commodo nostris et dicte nostre ecclesie vndique preuisis, 
pensatis et consideratis, exigentibus quoque nonnichil honorabilis viri magistri 
Henrici Balnavis in nobis benemeritis et pro rentalis nostri augmentatione ad 
summam duarum marcarum quatuor solidorum et octo denariorurn vsualis monete 
regni Scotie j)lusque vncquam terre subscripte prius nobis aut predecessoribus 
persoluerunt, dedisse, concessisse, arrendasse, locasse et ad feoclifirmani seu emphi- 
teosim perpetuam hereditarie dimisisse et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse, 
necnon dare, concedere, arrendare, locare et ad feodifirmam seu emphiteosim per- 
petuam hereditarie dimittere et hac presenti carta nostra confirmare prefato 
magistro Henrico Balnavis et Cristine Schevis, sue sponse, ac eorum alteri diucius 
viuenti, in coniuucta infeodatione, et heredibus suis subscriptis, omnes et singulas 
terras nostras de Petcunte et Murefeild cum domibus, edificiis, toftis, croftis, 
partibus et pendiculis earundem, vnacum omnibus et singulis commoditatibus, 
privilegiis et libertatibus ad easdem spectantibus seu quouismodo pertinere valen- 
tibus, et suis pertinenciis, jacentes in dominio nostro de Monymale infra regali- 
tatem nostram Sancti Andree et vicecomitatum de Fiffe, liberas ab omni solutione 
decimarum ecclesie nostre perrochiali de Monymale, sicuti per tenentes nostros 
earundem de presenti possidentur et per ipsos ac eorum predecessores perprius 
continuo possesse fuerunt vltra memoriam hominum : Quequidem terre de Petcunte 
cum omnibus suis pertinenciis extendunt in antiquo rentali nostro in firma et 
grassuma omnibusque aliis proficuis etiam ipsaruni decimis cum eisdem insimul 
computatis annuatim ad summam viginti octo marcarum, et deinde quondam 
reuerendissimus in Christo pater, Alexander, Sancti Andree archiepiscopus, pro 

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82 CHARTERS OP THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1540. 

tempore huiusmodi terris cum nonnullis ouibus, vaccis, bobus et aliis, bonis suis 
vtilibus super eisdem permansuris, quondam Eoberto Arnot de Wodmyll pro 
summa quadraginta marcarum ad certum tempus assedauit, post cuius temporis 
exitum prenominate terre de Petcunte cum suis pertinenciis predictis in omnibus 
proficuis pro prefata summa viginti octo marcarum per quondam reuerendissimum 
patrem, Andream, archiepiscopum Sancti Andree pro tempore, et alios nostros 
predecessores Sancti Andree archiepiscopos, secundum tenorem antiqui rentalis 
nostri antedicti continuo assedate, et per tenentes earundem gauise fuerunt, 
licet in nostro nouo rentali dicta summa quadraginta marcarum continetur 
et de eadem summa annuatim defalcator et allocatur nostris camerariis in 
suis expensis, de summa viginti marcarum tancquam superfiue onerata ex causis 
suprascriptis ; eo quod dicto quondam reuerendissimo patri vtilius visum fuit 
prefatas terras simpliciter quam cum bonis suis super eisdem assedare : Et memo- 
rate terre de Murefeild se extendunt annuatim in rentali nostro in firma et gras- 
suma et omnibus aliis proficuis ad summam triginta septem solidorum et quatuor 
denariorum monete predicte et duodecim pultriis : Insuper pro causis suprascriptis 
vnimus, creamus et incorporamus omnes et singulas prefatas terras de Petcunte et 
Murefeild, cum domibus, edificiis, toftis, croftis, partibus et pendiculis earundem, 
vnacum omnibus et singulis commoditatibus, priuilegiis et libertatibus ad easdem 
spectantibus seu quouismodo pertinere valentibus et suis pertinenciis, liberas ab 
omni solutione decimarum, sicuti per tenentes nostros earundem de presenti possi- 
dentur et per ipsos ac eorum predecessores perprius continuo possesse fuerunt, in 
vnam integram et liberam tenendriam omni tempore affuturo tenendriam de 
Petcunte nuncupandam ; Et quod vnica sasina nunc per dictos Magistrum Henri- 
cum et Cristinam, eius sponsam, et heredes suos, omni tempore affuturo apud 
capitale messuagium dictarum terrarum de Petcunte capienda stabit, et sasina 
sufficiens erit pro omnibus et singulis prefatis terris de Petcunte et Murefeild cum 
suis pertinenciis predictis non obstante quod prefate terre insimul et contigue non 
jacent : Tenendas et habendas omnes et singulas prenominatas terras de Petcunte 
et Murefeild cum domibus, edificiis, toftis, croftis, partibus et pendiculis earun- 
dem, vnacum omnibus et singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus, priuilegiis et asia- 
mentis ad easdem spectantibus seu quouismodo pertinere valentibus et suis pertin- 
enciis, liberas ab omni solutione decimarum sicuti per tenentes nostros earundem 
de presenti possidentur et per ipsos ac eorum predecessores perprius, vt predicitur, 
continuo possesse fuerunt, nunc vnitas et annexatas in vnam liberam et integram 
tenendriam omni tempore affuturo tenendriam de Petcunte nuncupandam, memo- 
ratis Magistro Henrico Balnavis et Cristine Scheves, sue sponse, ac eorum alteri 
diucius viuenti, in coniuncta infeodatione et heredibus inter ipsos legittime pro- 



1540.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 83 

creandis, quibus deficientibus, legittimis et propinquioribus heredibus seu assig- 
natis dicti Magistri Henrici quibuscunque, de nobis et successoribus nostris, Sancti 
Andree archiepiscopis, in feodifirma, hereditate et libera tenandria imperpetuum, 
per omnes rectas metas suas antiquas, prout jacent in longitudine et latitudine, in 
boscis, planis, moris, marresiis, viis, semitis, aquis, stagnis, riuolis, pratis, pascuis 
et pasturis, molendinis, multuris et eorum sequelis, aucupacionibus, venacionibus, 
piscacionibus, petariis, turbariis, carbonibus, carbonariis, cuniculis, cuniculariis, 
columbis, columbariis, fabrilibus, brasinis, brueriis et genestis, siluis, nemoribus 
et virgultis, lignis, lapicidiis, lapide et calce, cum curiis et earum exitibus, amer- 
chiamentis, beirzeldis, bludewitis et mulierum merchetis, cum communi pastura, 
libero introitu et exitu, ac cum omnibus aliis et singulis libertatibus, commodi- 
tatibus, proficuis et asiamentis ac justis pertinenciis suis quibuscunque, tam non 
nominatis quam nominatis, tam subtus terra quam supra terrain, procul et prope, 
ad predictas terras cum pertinenciis spectantibus seu juste spectare valentibus 
quomodolibet in futurum, libere, quiete, plenarie, mtegre, bonorifice, bene et in 
pace, sine aliquo impedimento, reuocatione aut contradictione aliquali : Reddendo 
inde annuatim dicti Magister Henricus et Cristina, eius sponsa, ac eorum alter 
diucius viuens et heredes sui suprascripti, nobis et successoribus nostris, Sancti 
Andree archiepiscopis, pro huiusmodi terris de Petcunty, que antea in dicto nostra 
rentali in omnibus proficuis, tam firmis quam grassumis, annuatim extendebant ad 
dictam summam viginti octo marcarum, summam triginta marcarum, et pro memo- 
ratis terris de Murefeild, que antea extendebant in rentali nostro annuatim ad dictam 
summam triginta septem solidorum et quatuor denariorum, summam quadraginta 
duorum solidorum monete predicte, vnacum duodecim pultriis, ad duos anni 
terminos consuetos, festa, viz., Penthecostes et Sancti Martini in hieme, per 
equales portiones, nomine feodifirme et sic augmentando rentale nostrum dic- 
tarum terrarum de Petcunty annuatim ad prefatam summam duarum marcarum, 
et rentale nostrum dictaram terrarum de Murefeild ad summam quatuor soli- 
dorum et octo denariorum dicte monete, acetiam heredes eorundem Magistri 
Henrici et Cristine sue sponse, antedicti, duplicando dictam feodifirmam primi anni 
eorum introitus ad prefatas terras cum pertinenciis, necnon dicti Magister Henricus 
et Cristina, eius sponsa, ac heredes sui suprascripti pro dictis terris de Murefeild et 
Petcunte cum pertinenciis reddendo nobis et successoribus nostris, Sancti Andree 
archiepiscopis pro tempore existentibus, annuatim et perpetuus futuris temporibus 
tres sectas ad tria nostra et nostrorum successorum placita capitalia apud Sanctum 
Andream annuatim tenenda nomine feodifirme tantum, pro omni alio onere, exac- 
tione, questione, demanda seu seruicio seculari, que de predictis terris cum pertin- 
enciis per quoscunque juste exigi poterint vel requiri quomodolibet : Et nos, uero 



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[1540. 



prefatus Dauid, cardinalis, Sancti Andree archiepiscopus, et successores nostri, 
Sancti Andree archiepiscopi, ornnes et singulas prenominatas terras de Petcunte 
et Murefeild cum domibus, edificiis, toftis, croftis, partibus et pendiculis earundem, 
vnacum omnibus et singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus, priuilegiis et pertinenciis 
ad easdem spectantibus seu quouismodo pertinere valentibus et suis pertinenciis 
liberas ab omni solutione decimarum ecclesie nostre perrochiali de Monymale, vt 
predicitur, prefatis Magistro Henrico Balnavis et Cristine Scheves, sue sponse, 
ac eorum alteri diucius viuenti, in coniuncta infeodatione, et heredibus suis supra- 
scriptis, adeo libere et quiete, in omnibus et per omnia, forma pariter et effectu 
vt premissum est, contra omnes mortales warantizabimus, acquietabimus et im- 
perpetuum defendemus : In cuius rei testimonium huic presenti carte nostre manu 
nostra subscripte sigillum nostrum auctenticum vnacum sigillo communi dicti 
capituli nostri est appensum, apud ecclesiam nostram metropolitanam et primi- 
tialem Sancti Andree die septimo mensis Marcii, anno Domini millesimo quingen- 
tesimo quadragesimo et nostre consecrationis anno tertio. 




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80. Letters of Beversion by Archibald Beaton of Capildrae to Sir John 
Melville of Baith, of the half of the lands of Turbane. 26th July 1545. 

Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres me, Archibald Betoun of Capildra, 
air lauchfull to vmquhill ane maist reuerend father in God, James Betoun, 
archibischope of Sanctandrois, primate and legate of Scotland, to be bundin and 
oblist, and be the tenour hereof bindis and oblissis me to ane honourabill man 
Johnne Melvill of Baith, knycht, his airis and assignais, that howbeit the said 
Johnne Melvill sauld and annaliit be plane chartour of selling to the said 



1545.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 85 

vmquhill maist reuerend fader, his airis and assignais, the haill half and sone 
syde of all and haill his landis of Turhane with the pertinentis Hand within the 
scherefdome of Fiffe and regalite of the Abbay of Dunfermeling for the sovme of 
sex hnndreth merkis gude and vsuall money of Scotland, to be haldin of the 
abbot, conuent and place of Dunfermeling, as in the charteris and euidentis maid 
thairupone at mair lentht is contenit, and als the said maist reuerend father gaif 
to the said Johnne ane reuersioun for redemptioun of the saidis landis vpone the 
said sovme of sex hundreth markis with this restrictioun and conditioun that gif 
the said Johnne, his airis or assignaiis, redemit nocht the forsaidis landis within 
the space of audit yeris nixt efter the dait of the said reuersioun, in that case the 
samyn to be expirit in the self and the foresaidis landis to remane perpetualie 
with the said maist reuerend fader, his airis and assignaiis, efter the tenour of 
the saidis charteris and euidentis maid to him thairupoun, as at mair lenth is 
contenit in the said reuersioun ; neuertheles I will, grantis and is contentt that 
quhat tyme and quhow sone the said Johnne Melvill of Raith, knycht, his airis 
or assignais, vpone ane day betuix the sone rising and dounpassing of the samyn, 
in the ciete of Sanctandrois, within Sanct Saluatouris College Kirk, contentis and 
paiis to me, nry airis or assignaiis, the sovme of sex hundreth markis vsuall money 
of Scotland, I, my airis or assignais, being laufullie warnit thairto personalie or be 
oppin proclamatioun within our paroche kirk on ane Sonday the tyme of the 
hie mess, on fourty dais warnyng for resait of the said money, than and in that 
case I, my airis or assignais, sail renunce, quiteclame, and ourgeif all rycht, titill 
or clame that I, my airis or assignaiis, bed, lies, or nrycht haif to the saidis half 
landis of Turbane, with thair pertinentis, in fauouris of the said Johnne Melvill of 
Eayth, knycht, his airis and assignais, deliueraris of the said money, and sail 
renunce, and be thir presentis renunces in that case all chartouris, sesingis, 
instrumentis and documentis maid to the said vmquhill maist reuerend fader 
thairupone be resoun of alienatioun foresaid, and is contentit that the said Johnne, 
his airis and assignaiis, pass frielie thairto according to the lettres of regres maid 
or to be maid to thanie thairupoun : And geif it happinnis me, my airis or assignaiis, 
to absent our selves fraudfullie or wilfullie fra the resait of the said money, we 
being lauchfullie warnit thairto as said is, than and in that case it sail be lesum 
to the said Johnne Melvill, his airis or assignaiis, to putt the said money, ex- 
tending to sex hundreth markis, in sure kepeing, to the vtilite and proffett of me, 
my airis and assignais, in the handis of the provest and maisteris of the said 
college, with command and charge in writt to the saidis keperis to reddelie 
answer and obey but ony obstakle or impediment, the said sovme of sex 
hundreth markis to me, my airis or assignaiis, quhen euer thai ar requirit thairto, 



86 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1545. 

and in that case the saidis landis to be frelie redemit as is abone writtin : In 
witness hereof to thir present lettres of reuersioun, subscriu.it with my hand, I 
haif appendit my sele, at Linlythquow the twenty sext day of Julii, the yeir of 
God i m v° and xlv yeris, before thir witness, Alexander Wemyss of Lathokker, 
maister Andro Betoun, parsone of Esse, and Michaell Balfour, with vtheris 
diuers. Arbeld Beton, vit my hand. 



81. Licence by Queen Mary to Sir John Melville of Raith to procure the 
exchange of James, Lord Fleming, for an English prisoner in St. Andrews 
Castle. 1st June 1548. 

Regina. 
We, with auise, consent, and auctorite of oure derrest moder, and of oure tutour, 
James, Erie of Arrane, Lord Hammiltoun, protectour and governour of our realme, 
be the tennour heirof grantis and geves licence to oure louit seruitour, Johnne 
Mailuile of Raith, knycht, to writ in the realme of Ingland for releving of James, 
Lord Flemyng, being in the said realme furth of the samyn, and that for releving 
of ane vthir gentilman quhilk wes in the castell of Sanct Androis furth of Fraunce, 
to be deliuerit for the said lord in Ingland, and will, grantis and faithfully 
promittis, with auise and consent forsaid, that the said Johnne Mailuile of Raith 
sail thairfor incur na dangar nor skaith in his persoun, landis or gudis in ony wise, 
nor salbe callit nor accusit thairfor criminalie nor ciuilie in tyme cuming, dis- 
charging thairfore all our iustices, iustice clerkis, and all vtheris iugis and 
ministeris of our lawis, present and to cum, of all calling, following, attaching, 
arresting, adtornaying, poynding, trubling, preceding or intrometting with the 
said lard of Raith, his landis or gudis, for the premissis and of thair offices in 
that part for euir be thir our lettres, subscriuit be our said derrest moder and 
governour vnder our signet, at Edinburgh the first day of Junii, the yeir of God 
i m v° fourty aucht yeirs, and of our regnne the saxt yeir. James G. 



82. EXTRACT from Justiciary Court Books regarding the trial and condemnation 
of Sir John Melville of Raith. 13th December 1548. 

Curia Justiciarie supreme domine nostre regine tenta et inchoata in pretorio 
burgi de Edinburth decimo tercio die mensis Decembris, anno Domini millesimo 
quingentesimo quadragesimo octauo, coram honorabilibus viris, Andrea Kar de 



1548.] AND OF THE LESLIES OP LEVEN. 87 

Dolphintoun, preposito de Edinburcht, et Patricio Barroun de Spittailfeild, Jus- 
ticiariis deputatis nobilis et potentis domini, Archibaldi, comitis Ergadie, domini 
Campbell et Lome etc., Justiciarii generalis dicte supreme domine nostre regine 
totius regni sui generaliter constituti ; sectis vocatis et curia amrmata. 

Assisa. 

Robert, maister of Sempill. Gilbert, Erie of Cassilis. 

Andro Lundy of Balgony. Jhone, Lord Borthuik. 

James Sandelandis of Sanctmonanis. George, Lord Hwme. 
Johnne Edmonstoun of that ylk. Valter Lundy of that ilk. 

Hew, Lord Someruile. James Dundas of that ilk. 

Villiame Scot of Baluery, knycht. 

Dauid Pitkarne of Forthir. 

The laird of Reres. 

Thomas Scot of Abbotishall. 

Willianie Hammiltoun of Humbey. 

Williame Orrok of that ilk. 

Jhone Seytoun of Lathrisk. 
The quhilk day comperit in judgement Jhone Maluile of Raith, knycht, ves con- 
wict be deliuerance of the parsons of assise abone vretin, sworne and admittit be 
the said Johnne, of the dittay and crymes of lese maiestie eftir fallowing, that is 
to say, of the tressonable ressauing of sindre tressonable vretingis send to him in 
the monethis of October, Nouember, December, and Januar in the yeir of God 
j m v c and fourty sewin yeris, be Johnne Maluile, his bastard sone, tratour, furth of 
Ingland, consauit in hurt and preiudice of our souerane Lady hir realme and 
lieges, and desiraund the said laird of Rayth to be helplye and gude to the Inglis 
captanis and innemys than being in the fortalices of Sanct Colmis Ynche and 
Brouchty Craig, as his awin missiue bill send to the said Jhone his sone, quhilk 
he grauntit to be vrittin and subscriuit be him in iudgement in presens of the 
said assise, proportit and buir : Item, convict of the tressonable hyding and con- 
celing of the said tressonable vrittinges fra my lord gouernour and counsale of 
Scotland, nocht reveland the samyn to thame lik as he awght to haue done of 
the dwetie of ane trew subiect : Item, convict of the tressonable sending of 
his vrittingis and ansuer to the said Johnne Mailuile, tratour, in the said 
moneth of Januar, the yeir of God foirsaid, and of the tressonable counsaling 
of him to serue trewlye our saidis auld innemeis, and not to lippin for any 
kyndnes in thir jJartis sa lang as this auctorite of Scotland rang, lik as his said 
bill vreting subscriuit be him as said is proportit and bwir : Item, for the tres- 



88 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1548. 

sonable seruing, assistance, furthering and furthbering at his vter powar of the 
ewill and mischeuous purpoissis and effaris of vmquhille Henry the Audit, 
King of Ingland, had and taken towart the hurt of the subiectis of this realme 
in the monethis of Januar, Februar, Marche, Aprille, and Maii in the yeir of God 
jm v c an( j x i v j yeris, in hope to haue gottin the said King Haryis hie and great 
reward thairfore, to the takin he vreit expreslie in the said vreting send to his 
sone foresaid at the tyme abone vreting thir vordis, My gude freindis the lairdis 
of Ormastoun and Moncpihany, and Niniane Cockburne can aduerteis quhat my 
part lies bene sene the feild and afore, my gude brethir and companzeons, capitane 
Schir Johnne Borthuik, Doctour Durhame and Johnne Leslie can testifie of the 
first purpose vas done that vas plesaunt to the kinges Maiestie quhom God 
assoilze, and beleuit I suld haue bene rememberit vith ane of the first in thir 
partis, as his said vritting shawin and confessit be him in iudgement as said 
is, proportit and buir : Item, of the tressonable aduertising of his said sone and 
our auld innemeis of Ingland of the secretis and effaris of Scotland sa far as 
he culd get knawlege of continualy sen the deceass of vmquhile our soueraine 
Lord, quhame God assolze, and speciallie in the moneth of Januar, aduertis- 
aund theme that the Erie of Argile, Lieutenent of Scotland in thai partis, 
vas preparand to mak starklie vpone Dunde and Inglis men being thairin, and 
thairfore consaland his said sone, becaus he culd not get sic conuoying of his 
lettres and aduertesing as he void, to cum in Lowthiane to get intelligence of 
the effaris of this cuntre, that he myght aduertysh the Protectour of Ingland 
thairof, as the said vreting beris contenand thir vardis — For nowellis, the Erie of 
Ergyle makis starklye vpon Dunde ; had ye licence of my Lord Protectour to 
cum in Lowthiane, ye myght get great intelligence, and do gude seruice to my 
Lord Protectour : Item, of the tressonable promitting to his said bastard sone 
that he suld aduertys the laird of Ormastoun at lenth of all thinges that occurrit 
vithin this realme that the said laird of Ormastoun myght aduertysh the said laird 
of Rathis sone foresaid thairof, and he the Protectour of the samyn. Efter the 
quhilk conwictione the saydis justice deputis, be pronunciacioun of Thomas Hall, 
dempstare of the said court, adiugit and for dome gaue that the said Jhone 
Maluile suld be had, etc. . . . And that all his goodis, mowable and vnmowable, 
landis, heritage, possessions, takkis, stedingis, cornis, cattail, and vthirris quhat- 
sumeuer, suld pertene to our souerayne lady be reasoun of esheit of forfaultour to 
be vptakin and disponit be hir hienes at hir plesur. Extractum de libro actorum 
adiornalis dicte supreme domine nostre regine per me Joannem Ballantyne, Justi- 
ciarie eiusdem generalem [clericum] sub meis signo et subscriptione. 



1548.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 89 



83. Copy Letter sent by Sir John Melville of Eaith, to his natural son, 
John Melville, referred to in the foregoing Extract. 10th January 
1548. 

Jesus esto milri Jesus. 

Sone, eftir commendacyon I hawe resawit syndry wryttinges of youris niakand 
mention that ye wald I wer good and weilwilland to the Captanis of Browchtie 
and Sanct Oolmis Ynche. Ye sal wyt that it standis so with me that I may 
nocht do as I wald openlie. But I hawe bene of gad mynd toward the besynes 
that the said captanis hes ado in thir partis for ye and vther freindis beyng 
qwhar ye are knawis that I dwell amang vnfaythfull neighbowris qwha hes 
cawsed the autoryte to be extreme to me and my freindis. But, thankis to the 
Lord, I hawe pwt of the worst, my gud freind the laird of Ormistoune and Mon- 
qwhany and Niniane Cokborn can adwertis qwhat my part hes bene sene the 
feild, and befor ; my gud brether and companions, Captane Schir Jhone Borthik 
and Doctour Durhame and Jhone Leslye can testifie of the fyrst purposs was 
done that was plesand to the Kyngis Maiestie, quhom God assoilze, and belewid I 
swld hawe bene remembrit with ane of the fyrst in thir partis. As for nowellis it 
is belewid that thir Frenchemen swld desyr part of castelles, and qwhat the qwene 
and gowernour consentis to I can not wreit. The Erie of Ergyle makis stark 
and cumis one Donde. Had ye lycence of my Lord Protectour to cume in Low- 
deane ye niycht get great intelligence, and do gud serwice to my Lord Protectour. 
As this contrey standis ye may not weill be heir withowt hurt to freindis. The 
gentillmen that is in Fraunce is all ewill tretit and put in sindry partis fra 
vtheris ; myght thay be relewit thay mycht do my Lord Protectour gud seruice. 
Thai will get na help of this contre. I hawe gottin the lard of Grange twa 
sonnis relewit forth of ward, and swa is the lady of Grange and sewin of hir 
barnis, and hes not bot I gewe them. I hawe send to the lard of Ormistoun as 
ye wreit. I can geit na payment of Dawid Sybbet. The lard of Mawhill hes 
payed. Sumter of Ochtermoinsse sayes he borrowit in the campe viij crounis fra 
the laird of Monqwhany, and payit his taker qwhen the army lay in Leith, and 
all vther thingis that occurris I sail adwertes the laird of Ormistoun into wreit 
at lenth and serwe trewly qwhar ye are and lippen after na kyndnes in thir partis 
sa lang as this authorite rynges and commend me to speciall freindis Capten 
Schir Jhon Borthik and Doctor Durhame, and Jhone Leslye, with Walter 
Malwill and Walter, and sva fair ye weill in the Lord. Of the Bayth the x day 
of Januare be your father Jhone Malwill of Bayth, knycht. 

vol. III. M 



90 CHARTERS OP THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1548. 

xiij Decembris, anno Domini 1548. 
Curie justiciarie supreme domine nostre regine tente apud Edinburgh coram 
Patricio Barroun de Spittelfield, justiciario deputato Archibaldi, comitis de Ergile, 
etc., justiciarii generalis totius regni Scotie. Quo die Johannes Malwile de Rayth 
miles in facie judicii confessus est hanc sedulam scriptam sua propria manu et per 
eum myssam suo filio naturali ; supra quibus aduocatus regius petit instrumentum. 

Johannks Ballentyne, clericus justiciarie. 



84. Charter by David Hamilton, third son of James, Earl of Arran, to 
Katherine, daughter of Sir John Melville of Eaith, of Shawsmylne. 
1st July 1549. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris, Dauid Hammyltoun, filius tertio genitus 
Jacobi, Arranie comitis, domini Hammiltoun, regni Scotie protectoris et guberna- 
toris, salutem in Domino sempiternam : Sciatis quod serenissima domina nostra, 
Maria, Dei gratia Scotorum regina illustrissima, cum auisamento et consensu 
prefati mei patris, sui protectoris et gubernatoris, per litteras suas presentationis 
sub testimonio sui magni sigilli dilectam suam Katherinam Mailuile, filiam quon- 
dam Johannis Mailuile de Rayth, militis, ad totum et integrum molendinum 
Schawis mylne nuncupatum cum multuris, sequelis, terris molendinariis, toftis, 
croftis, domibus, edificiis et omnibus suis pertinentiis, jacens infra vicecomita- 
tum de Fyffe, quod sibi perprius hereditarie pertinuit, per ipsam de prefato 
quondam Johanne Mailuile tentum in capite, et nunc in manibus predicte supreme 
domine nostre regine ratione eschaete deuenit ob forisfacturam super dictum 
quondam Johannem rite deductam pro certis proditionis et lese maiestatis crimi- 
nibus per ipsum commissis, de quibus in parliamento conuictus fuerat, post cuius 
forisfacturam deductionem prefata suprema domina nostra regina, cum auisamento 
prefati sui tutoris, me tenentem venerabili in Christo patri, Georgio, commenda- 
tario monasterii de Dunfermling, superiori integrarum terrarum de Rayth, presen- 
tauit, quarum dictum molendinum vna pars et pendicula existit, et ego, virtute 
dicte presentationis sasinam earundem obtenui, et sic, vt superior prenominate 
Katherine in loco dicti quondam Johannis deueni ; et propterea prefatam 
Katherinam in tenentem hereditarium dicti molendini presentauit, mandando 
quatenus dictam Katherinam suum presentatum mihi in tenentem hereditarium 
predicti molendini terrarum et pertinentiarum suprascriptarum reciperem, prout 
in prefatis presentationis Uteris mihi desuper directis latins continetur ; ego igitur 
dictis Uteris regiis vt teneor obedire volens, ac pro certis pecuniarum summis patri 
meo antedicto nomine meo et ad vtilitatem meam per dictam Katherinam per- 



1549.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 91 

solutis cum consensu et assensu prefati patris mei, mei legitimi administratoris et 
tutoris, dedi, concessi et liac preseuti carta mea confirmaui, necnon do, concedo et 
hac presenti carta mea confirmo dicte Katherine et heredibus suis totum et integ- 
rum prefatum molendinum, Scliawis mylne nuncupatum, cum multuris, sequelis, 
terris molendinariis, toftis, croftis, domibus, edificiis et omnibus suis pertinentiis, 
ipsos mihi in tenentes hereditarios eiusdem suscipiendo : Tenendum et habendum 
totum et integrum prefatum molendinum cum multuris, sequelis, terris molendin- 
ariis, toftis, croftis, domibus, edificiis et omnibus suis pertinentiis, dicte Katherine 
et heredibus suis, de me et heredibus meis, in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum, 
cum libero introitu et exitu ac cum omnibus aliis et singulis libertatibus, commo- 
ditatibus, proficuis, asiamentis ac iustis suis pertinentiis quibuscunque, tam non 
nominatis quam nominatis, tam subtus terra quam supra terram, procul et prope, 
ad predictum molendinum spectantibus seu iuste spectari valentibus quomodolibet 
in futurum, et adeo libere, quiete, plenarie, integre, honorifice, bene et in pace, 
sicut prefatus quondam Johannes vel predecessores sui prefatum molendinum 
cum terris molendinariis et pertinentiis suis suprascriptis ante prefatam forisfac- 
turam liberius tenuit seu possedit tenuerunt seu possederunt : Eeddendo inde 
annuatim dicta Katherina et heredes sui mihi et heredibus meis vnum denarium 
vsualis monete regni Scotie apud dictum molendinum in die festi Penthecostis 
nomine albe firme, secundum tenorem antiqui sui infeofamenti per ipsam de pre- 
fato Johanne prius habiti tantum, pro omni alio onere, exactione, questione, 
demanda seu seruicio seculari que de predicto molendino cum pertinentiis per 
quoscunque iuste exigi poterunt quomodolibet vel requiri : Et ego uero, cum 
consensu et assensu prefati mei patris, totum et integrum prefatum molendinum 
cum multuris, sequelis, terris molendinariis, toftis, croftis, domibus, edificiis et 
omnibus suis pertinenciis, dicte Catherine et heredibus suis, in omnibus et per 
omnia, forma pariter et effectu, vt premissum est, contra omnes mortales waranti- 
zabimus, acquietabimus et imperpetuum defendemus : In cuius rei testimonium 
sigillum meum, vnacum mea subscriptione manuali calamo apposito, necnon 
sigillo et subscriptione manuali prefati mei patris in signum sui consensus et 
assensus ad premissa presentibus est appensuni, apud Edinburgh primo die 
mensis Julii anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo quadragesimo nono, coram 
hiis testibus, Johanne Archiepiscopo Sanctiandree, etc. Eoberto Carnagy de Kyn- 
naird, Alexandro Guthry et Matheo Hammiltoun de Milneburne, cum diuersis 
aliis. 1 James G. 

Dauid Hammeltotjne, with my hand at the pene. 

1 There is also following upon the charter a precept of sasine by David Hamilton, for 
infefting Katherine Melville, of same date. 



92 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1550. 



85. Appeal by Helen Napier, relict of Sir John Melville of Raith, against 
sentence of excommunication. 30th March 1550. 

In Dei nomine Amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter quod anno incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quingentesimo quinqua- 
gesimo, mensis vero Martii die penultimo, indictione octaua, pontificatus sanctissimi 
in Christo patris et domini nostri domini Pauli diuina prouidentia pape tertii 
anno decimo sexto, seu alias, sacrosancta sede apostolica per obitum prefati 
sanctissimi nunc vacante ; in mei notarii publici et testium infrascriptorum 
presentia personaliter constituta honorabilis mulier, Elena Naper, vidua relicta 
quondam honorabilis viri, Joannis Melwill olim de Eayth, militis, animo et 
intentione (vt asseruit) prouocandi et appellandi et que realiter et cum effectu 
secundum formam chedule appellacionis dandam de facto appellauit et prouocauit. 
Quam appellacionis chedulam mihi notario publico subscripto in banc instru- 
mentalem formam publicam redigendam tradidit, cuius chedule tenor sequitur : — 
Cum appellacionis seu prouocationis remedium ab vtroque iure sit salubriter 
introductum vt nedum lesis, grauatis et oppressis, verum etiam plus posse ledi, 
grauari et opprimi se formidantibus in futurum eius presidio debite succurratur. 
Hinc est quod ego Elena Naper, relicta quondam honorabilis viri Joannis Melwill 
olim de Eayth, militis, sentiens me lesam, grauatam et oppressam, timensque me 
plus posse ledi, grauari et opprimi in futurum, per vos reuerendissimum in Christo 
patrem Joannem miseratione diuina Sancti Andree archiepiscopum, totius regni 
Scotie primatem, legatum natum, vestrumve officialem Sancti Andree principalem 
aut alios vestros ad hoc commissarios seu deputatos. Ex eo primo quia vos, 
reuerendissime archiepiscope predicte, per vos seu prefatum vestrum officialem aut 
alios vestros deputatos, ad instantiam et pro parte cuiusdam domini Georgii 
Kedzow asserti capellani quasdam pretensas vestras literas monitoriales simjdices 
cum exequutione parata seu alias literas vestras ordinarias super quadam pretensa 
asserta prouisione sua cuiusdam pretense capellanie ipsius contra singulos red- 
dituarios et alios ad obtemperandum eidem de fructibus, mercedibus, annuis 
censibus ac redditibus annuis pertinentibus ad suam pretensam capellaniam, nun- 
cupatam capellania[m] Joannis Multra de Markhensche ac situatam infra ecclesiam 
parochialem de Kingorn Estir, necnon contra me ad persoluendum eidem domino 
Georgio Kedzow, asserto capellano predicto, de duodecim merchis monete vsualis 
regni Scotie tanquam eidem debitis de terminis Pentecostes et diui Martini vltimo 
preteritis anni quadragesimi noni seu de aliis summis, vt asseritur, debentibus 
eidem vt capellano dicte capellanie pro dictis terminis seu aliis per eum annuatim 



1550.] AND OP THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 93 

leuandis et percipiendis de terris de Eaytli, Pitconmur et Turbane, jacentibus infra 
barroniam et vicecomitatum de Fiff seu forsan aliis terris, fulminastis seu emanari 
fecistis acsi essem earundem do[mina et] possessor seu alias possiderem et tenerem 
predictas terras : De quarum literarum fulminatione sic emanatarum contra me 
seu aliter nunc infra vnam horam ante banc meam interpositam appella- 
cionem jampridem et de nouo ad antea de quo vobis notario publico 

harum serie solemnitatem legalem et fidem facio : Et id qui . . . (posito 

apud me concesso) quod ex buiusmodi terris olim debebatur ex aliquo fortuito casu, 
titulo, racione seu quouis iure ad tempus seu aliter tanta merces annue capellano 
prefate capellanie de predictis terris, attamen eedem terre nunc imo ante pre- 
dictum festum Pentecostes anni quadragesimi noni in hunc miserabilem statum 
et casum deuenerunt, quod ex eisdem terris ego vt occupatrix seu cultrix earun- 
dem buiusmodi annuam mercedem eidem domino Georgio vt capellano nee 
soluere aut satisfacere debeo quouis iure titulo aut ratione, quia eedem terre 
ante dictum festum Pentecostes deuenerunt in manibus serenissime nostre prin- 
cipisse Marie regine moderne ac illustrissimi domini nostri gubernatoris Jacobi, 
comitis Arranie, eiusdem nostre regine protectoris, seu reuerendi in Christo 
patris Georgii miseratione diuina abbatis de Dumfermling et conuentus eiusdem, 
tanquam dominorum superioritatis omnium et singularum predictarum terrarum 
necnontotius dominii et terrarum de Eayth, ratione obitus dicti quondam militis, 
mei sponsi, ad mortem adiudicati propter nonnulla crimiua per eum (vt asserebatur) 
perpetrata contra serenissimam dominam nostram Mariam reginam predictam. 
Et pretextu confiscationis omnium bonorum ipsius quondam militis, mei sponsi, 
tarn immobilium quam mobilium, terrarum ac dominii eiusdem, et prout de presenti 
in manibus prefate serenissime domine nostre regine et prefati illustrissimi domini 
gubernatoris seu abbatis et conuentus monasterii de Dumfermling predicti tanquam 
superiorum earundem sunt et extant. Secundo, prefatus annuus redditus si qui 
ex terris specificatis in Uteris dicti domini Georgii Kedzow de dominio de Eayth 
ex ipsis quondam dominis de Eayth concessus quoquo modo iure seu titulo 
extiterat, seu terre ex ipso dominio per dominos [de] Eayth pro tempore donate 
extiterant, nunc idem annuus redditus ex eisdem terris annuatim leuandus ; necnon 
et ipse terre tarn libere per predictam confiscationem et publicationem bonorum 
dicti quondam militis intuitu mortis eiusdem et assertorum scelerum per eum 
perpetratorum reuerse sunt ad dominos superioritatis earundem acsi ab initio 
nunquam fuerint concesse, et sic nullo iure, nullo titulo, nulla causa seu racione 
extat talis annuus redditus seu merces ex huiusmodi terris annuatim soluendus 
eidem domino Georgio Kedzow capellano nisi ab initio idem annuus redditus seu 
terre fuerint et sint et ipse terre mortificate in perpetuum ad mortuam manum 



94 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1550. 

ecclesie quod minime extat factum. Tertio, ego si et in quantum easdem terras seu 
aliquas ex dominio de Eayth colo, manuro aut laboro, id quidem facio iure, causa 
et titulo, seu potius tollerantia et patientia supreme domine nostre regine et 
domini nostri gubernatoris seu aliorum superiorum earundem terrarum in quorum 
manibus de presenti extant, quare minime vllo iure cogerer ad quicquam inde 
soluendum prefato domino Georgio, quare eedem litere nulliter, perperam, male et 
inique et absque omni cause cognitione, nulla citatione contra me preuia aduersus 
me emanata (vestra reuerendissima paternitate et reuerentia, vt par est, semper 
saluis) indebite, male, perperam et inique vt supra : Ob igitur premissa grauamina 
mihi alias illata et grauiora in posterum forsan inferenda a vobis E[euerendissimo 
patre in Cbristo] vestroque ofBciali ac deputatis seu deputandis, pluribus aut vno, 
vestrisque pretensis Uteris contra me emanatis predictis ac monitionibus, 

excommunicationibus, aggrauationibus, reaggrauationibus, interdicti sententiis 
aliisque sententiis, censuris quibuscunque per vos vestrumve officialem 

seu deputatos latis seu ferendis, fulminatis seu fulminandis, ad sanctissimum [in 
Christo patrem] et dominum nostrum dominum Paulum diuina prouidencia papam 
tertium modernum, ac sacrosanctam sedem apostolicam in his scriptis prouoco et 
appello ac apostolos peto cum instancia debita et vicibus repetitis, subjiciensque 
me omniaque bona mea mobilia et immobilia presentia et futura tuitioni, protectioni 
et omnimode defensioni dicti sanctissimi domini nostri pape, eiusque sacrosancte 
sedis ajtostolice : Protestans solemniter de banc meam appellationem addendo, 
diminuendo, corrigendo et ad calamum reformando, quocies opus fuerit et de iure 
licebit; cum ceteris clausulis necessariis et oportunis omnibus. Super quibus 
omnibus et singulis prefata Elena a me notario publico subscripto petiit sibi fieri 
instrumentum seu instrumenta publicum seu publica, vnumve {dura. Acta erant 
hec in ecclesia parochiali de Kyrkcaldy, horam circiter duodecimam meredianam, 
sub anno, die, mense, indiccione et pontificatu quibus supra. Presentibus ibidem 
Joanne Halden, Jacobo Mwresoun, Tkonia Hutsoun, Jacobo Litster, Patricio 
Pratt, domino Symone Cowane, capellano, cum diuersis aliis testibus, ad premissa 
vocatis pariter et rogatis. 

Et ego Walterus Ninian, presbyter Sancti Andree diocesis, publicus auctoritate 
apostolica notarius, quia [etc. in forma communi]. 

[Dorso.] Die quinto mensis Aprilis anno etc. quinquagesimo, indictione et 
pontificatu retroscriptis, intimata fuit hec presens retroscripta appellatio per magis- 
trum Johannern Eobisoun, procuratorem appellantem, apud stallum Eeverendissimi 
Sancti Andree infra chorum in ecclesia metropolitana eiusdem, qui illic accessit 
gratia petendi apostolos a reuerendissimo Sancti Andree moderno. Et quia idem 



1556.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 95 

reuerendissimus nunc deget vltra civitatem Sancti Andree, cuius personalem pre- 
senciam nequit habere pro apostolos petendo et recipiendo, quos primo secundo tertio 
trina vice ibidem apud stallum debite cum instancia petiit et postulauit, et caus- 
ante absencia dicti reuerendissimi et dicta sua petitione protestatur quod huiusmodi 
intimatio et apostolorum petitio ac requisitio ipsius reuerendissimi apud stallum, 
vt predicitur, habeantur et imputantur loco apostolorum, et quod huiusmodi appel- 
latio reputatur pro legitima intimata. Super quibus dictus magister Johannes 
Eobison actornatus a me notario publico subscripto sibi fieri petiit instrumentum 
seu instrumenta. Acta erant hec infra ecclesiam metropolitanam Sancti Andree 
hora circiter decima antemeridiem aut eocirca ; presentibus ibidem venerabilibus 
viris, domino Andrea Ballon, priore de Inchmaholmo, Magistro Patricio Cokburn, 
et honorabilibus viris, Henrico Dovglas, filio Henrici Dovglas de Drumgarland, 
Bartholomeo Levynstoun et domino Thoma Colling, capellano, testibus requisitis 
et teste et mea manuali subscriptione. 

Quinto Aprilis predicto prefatus Magister Johannes Robison, procuratorio 
nomine quo supra, intimauit presentem appellacionem domino ofiiciali Sancti 
Andree principali et apostolos petiit judicialiter ; quiquidem dominus officialis 
judicialiter solo uerbo contulit apostolos refutatorios, et desuper prefatus magister 
Johannes Robison procuratorio nomine quo supra petiit instrumentum. Acta 
erant hec judicialiter infra ecclesiam metropolitanam Sancti Andree hora inter- 
media ad vndecim ante meridiem aut eocirca, coram his testibus Magistris Jacobo 
Rolland, Andrea Trayll, Jacobo Tuedy, Johanne Sybbald, et Johanne Brovn, 
requisitis et teste mea manuali subscriptione. 

G. Makesoun, notarius in premissis 
requisitus manu sua scripsit. 



86. Protection by Mary, Queen of Scots, to James Kirkcaldy of Grange 
and Mr. Henry Balnaves of Halhill. 17th February 1556. 

Maria, Dei gratia Scotorum regina, vicecomitibus nostris Edinburgh Stirlingi, 
Fifse, Perthse et eorum deputatis ac vicemgerentibus, necnon dilectis nostris Leoni 
armorum regi, Rossse, Butse hseraldis, Richardo Trowp, nunciis, vicecomitibus nostris 
in hac parte coniunctim et diuisim specialiter constitutis, salutem : Quatenus nos 
ex speciali gratia et fauore nostraque authoritate reginali, et rogante ac requirente 
charissimo patre nostro christianissimo Galliarum rege, condonauimus ac remisi- 
mus dilectis nostris Jacobo Kyrkcaldy a Grange et magistro Henrico Balnaues a 



96 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1556. 

Halhill omnia prodicionis et lesae maiestatis crimina vnaque quasuiscunique alia 
crimina per eos aut eorum quemuis quouis tempore anteacto ante datam presentium, 
maxime autem turbulento tempore nostrae minoritatis et infantiae facta et com- 
missa; eosque in nostram pacem, fauorem, misericordiam et gratiam tamquam 
nostros fideles et obedientes subditos recipimus, veluti in nostris remissionis et 
indulgentiarum Uteris eisdem desuper datis et concessis fusius ac latius conti- 
netur et exprimitur : Veruntamen si nos tolerare contingat eos aut eorum quem- 
libet citari aut in ius vocari coram iudice quouis, aut iudicibus spiritualibus aut 
temporalibus intra fines nostros, quouis de crimine antedicto ad instantiam cuiusuis 
partis particularis, ciuiliter aut criminaliter, veluti nostrarum legum rigor exigit, 
(maxime autem circa ea quae commiserunt tempore obsidionis arcis Sanctiandreae), 
quas nostra est misericordia et gratia niagis illis obfuisse quam profuisse videretur, 
fauore et gratia versis in odium ac rigorem eadem poena proposita nocenti atque 
innoxio, dum versa vice quae in illos grata et misericors extiteramus atrox et 
seuera facta videbimur, atque fiet vt gratiam et misericordiam nostram nullus 
consequatur effectus : cum quae ab illis commissa et pierpetrata sunt crimina, ac 
illis praecipue imputanda veniunt, facta et commissa sunt tempore obsidionis arcis 
Sanctiandreas, dum per nostram authoritatem et copias illorum vita et sanguis 
oppugnabatur et adiuuantibus copiis cliarissimi patris nostri Galliarum regis 
christianissimi armorum vi atque potentia eiecti atque expugnati sunt : Itaque 
quae ab eis commissa sunt crimina atque maleficia in vite capitisque discrimen ne 
caderent (quae vnicuique lege naturae tueri licet) facta et perpetrata censentur. 
Nos igitur praemissorum rationem exacte ponderantes et diuersis aliis racionibus 
motae, praedictos Jacobuni Kyrkcaldy a Grange et magistrum Henricum Balnaues 
a Halhill, authoritate nostra supradicta, eos et eorum quemlibet sub nostra protec- 
tione, saluagardia et defensione suscepimus, eosque eximimus et eorum quemlibet 
tenore presentium suscipimus et eximimus ab omnibus iudicibus tarn spiritualibus 
quam temporalibus intra terminos regni nostri quauiscumque de causa aut crimine 
quod illis imputari poterit ante datam presentium, tarn ciuiliter quam crimina- 
liter, maxime vero et precipue a tempore quo prasdictam arcem ingressi sunt 
vsque ad diem concessionis ac datas presentium, hancque nostram exemptionem, 
protectionem, saluagardiam et supersedere volumus inuiolatam seruari et custodiri 
pro spacio et tempore duorum annorum proxime et immediate sequentium datam 
presentium. Volumus igitur et stricte precipiendo mandamus vobis et vestrum 
cuilibet quatenus, visis presentibus nostris Uteris, nostro nomine et authoritate 
requiratis, imperetis et precipiatis cancellario nostro, dominis consilii et sessionis 
iusticias, iusticiarie clerico et aduocato nostro, necnon omnibus aliis iudicibus et 
officiariis, tarn spiritualibus quam temporalibus generaliter et specialiter intra 




1556.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 97 

fines nostras, nequis illorum presumat concedere aut dare cedulas aut literas ad 
instantiam cuiusuis personam aut partis constitute intra terminos regni nostri 
contra et aduersus predictos aut eorum quemuis, quauiscunque de causa, actione aut 
crimine, factis aut commissis per eos aut eorum quemlibet durante tempore pre- 
scripto, absque speciali consensu, licentia et mandato nostro aut charissime matris 
nostre, Maria?, Regina? vidua?, regni nostri protectricis, gubernatricis et vices 
nostras in eodem gerentis : Quinimo desinant atque desistant illos quouismodo 
citare aut in ius vocare, aut contra et aduersus eos procedere quouis qusesito colore, 
vt supradictum est, sub omni poena et mulcta in quam cedere possunt contra 
maiestatem nostram reginalem et authoritatem liac in parte ; deponendo eos et 
eorum singulos suis officiis ea ex parte si ipsi aut ipsorum aliqui presumant aut 
intendant obstare et contrauenire huic nostre plenarie et mature deliberation! et 
voluntati hac in parte : Datum Lutetise Parisiorum, sub nostris manuali subscrip- 
tione et signeto, die xvij a mensis Februarii anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo 
quinquagesimo sexto, et regni nostri anno decimo quinto. 

Per Reginam 
De Grantrye. 



(Dorso) : — Vpon the xxiiij day of Maij, the yeir of God I™ v c lvij yeiris, I 
Richert Trollop, maser, ane of the scherefis in that part within constitut, past at 
the command of thir our souerane ladeis lettres to the mercat croce of the burght 
of Edinburght, and thair be oppin proclamatioun maid oppin and plaine publica- 
tioun of the exemptioun, salfgard, protectioun, and supersedere grantit and gevin 
be our souerane lady, the quenis grace, for the space within writin, to James 
Kircaldy of the Grange and Maister Henrie Balnaues of Halhill, and ilk ane of 
thame, exeming and superseding thame, and ilk ane of thame, fra all jugis, als 
weill spirituall as temporall, within hir graces realme, and ansuering befoir thame 
for quhatsumeuer caus or cryme may be imput or laid to thair charge, ather 
criminall or ciuile, befoir the dait of thir within writin lettres in all tyme bigane, 
and speciali sen thair entering within the castell of Sanctandrois, to be on callit 
and on persewit be quhatsumeuir persoun or personis during the spaice forsaid 
and within writin ; and als maid inhibitioun to hir graces chanceler, lordis of 
consale and sessioun, justice clerk and aduocat, and to all vtheris iugis and 
officiaris, als weill spirituall as temporall, within this realme, that nane of thame 
presume nor tak vpon hand to grant, gif or deliuer precept, letter, or bill, at the 
instance of quhatsumeuer persoun within this realme aganis thame, or ony of 
thame, for quhatsumeuer caus, actioun, or crime committit be thame, or ony of 

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98 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1556. 

thame, in tyme bigane, without liir graces licence and consent obtenit thairto, and 
discliargit the saidis chanceler, lordis of sessioun, justice clerk and aduocat of thair 
office, and all proceding aganis the saidis James and Maister Hendrie, or ony of 
thame, as said is, vnder all hieast paine and charge thai micht incur aganis hir 
Maieste in that caice eftir the forme and tenour of the lettres within specifyt. and 
of hir graice relaxatioun and restitutioun grantit and gevin to the saidis personis, 
and publisit and proclamit the day and dait heirof in all pointis : And this I did 
befoir thir witnes, Lyon and Rossa herauldis, Bute and Carrik pursevantis, 
William Barry, messinger, Alexander Guthre, Creichtoun of Lugtoun, yownger, 
Androw Sclater and James Nicholsoun, wyth vtheris diuers, and for the mair 
witnessing to this my executioun and indorsatioun, my signet is affixit. 



87. Eetour of John Brown, as heir of his mother, Katherine Melville, in 
Shaw's mill. 10th February 1558. 

Hec inquisitio facta est in pretorio de Dunfermling, decimo die mensis Februarii, 
anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo quinquagesimo octauo, in curia regalitatis de 
Dunfermling, coram honorabilibus viris, Patricio Halkheid de Pytfyrran, et Vil- 
lelmo Dwrie, balliuis dicte regalitatis coniunctim et diuisim, per hos honorabiles 
viros subscriptos, videlicet, Willelmum Orrok de eodem, Archibaldum Prestoun de 
Valayfeild, Patricium Blacater in Myllhyllis, Joannem Futhye de Fodismyll, 
Henricum Valleng in Woster Gellat, Joannem Bruce in Luscour, Cudbertum 
Blacater de Blair-hall, Jacobum Kellok in Maistertoun, Willelmum Kent ibidem, 
Thomam Mwdy ibidem, Adam Stinsoun in Bwrn-mowth, Willelmum Anderson in 
Voster Gellat, Andream Valcar ibidem, Willelmum Bwrn in Ester Gellat, 
Robertum Gray in Dunfermling ; qui iurati dicunt quod quondam Katerina 
Mailveill, filia quondam Joannis Mailveill de Retht, militis, et mater dicti Joannis 
Brown, obiit vltimo vestita et sasita vt de feodo, ad fidem et pacem supreme 
domine nostre regine, de toto et integro molendino nunccupato Schawis Myll cum 
multuris, sequelis, terris molendinariis, toftis, croftis, domibus, edificiis et singulis 
suis pertinenciis, jacente infra vicecomitatum de Fyfe et regalitatem de Dunferm- 
ling ; Et quod dictus Joannes Brown est legittimus et propinquior heres dicte 
quondam Katerine Mailveill, sue matris, de dicto molendino, multuris, terris 
molendinariis, cum pertinenciis ; Et quod est legittime etatis respectu sue infeo- 
dationis ; Et quod dicte terre tenentur in firma alba de Dauide Homyltown, tertio 
filio nobilis et potentis Domini Jacobi, comitis de Arraine et Domini de Homyl- 
town, pro solutione vnius denarii vsualis monete regni Scotie apud dictum molen- 
dinum in festo Penthicostes annuatim, si petatur tantum ; Et quod dictum 



1559.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 99 

molendinum et terre fuerunt in manibus dicti Dauidis Homyltown, tanquam 
superioris earundem, per spacium duorum terminorum per deeessum dicte quon- 
dam Katerine, sue matris, que obiit in mense Maio vltimo elapso, per defectum 
dicti Joannis Brown, legitimi heredis, jus suum hucvsque minime prosequentis : 
Et quod dictum molendinum cum multuris et terris molendinariis et pertinenciis 
valent quadraginta denarios tempore pacis, et nunc annuatim viginti sex solidos 
octo denarios : In cuius rei testimonium sigilla baliuorum et quorundam eorum 
qui dicte inquisitioni intererant presentibus sunt appensa, apud Dunfermling, 
anno, mense et die quibus supra. 



88. Charter by Francis and Mary to Robert Melville, of two annual rents. 

10th October 1559. 

Franciscus et Maria, Dei gratia Rex et Regina Scotorum, Delphinus et Delphina 
Viennensis, etc., omnibus probis hominibus totius terre sue clericis et laicis salu- 
tem : Sciatis nos post nostram legitimam et perfectam etatem duodecim annorum 
completam, ac generalem reuocationem in nostro parliamento factam, dedisse, con- 
cessisse, et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse dilecto nostro seruitori, Roberto 
Mailuile, heredibus suis et assignatis, totum et integrum vnum annuum redditum 
quadraginta vnius marcarum trium solidorum et quatuor denariorum monete regni 
nostri annuatim levandum et percipiendum de totis et integris terris dominicalibus 
de Hiltoun de Rossyitb cum pertinenciis, ac vnum annuum redditum duarum 
marcarum decern denariorum annuatim de eisdem terris leuandum : Quiquidem 
annui redditus respectiue suprascripti annuatim de terris dominicalibus predictis 
leuandi Johanni Mailuile de Raith militi perprius pertinuerunt, et in manibus 
nostris ratione escliaete deuenerunt ob forisfacture processum super dictum 
Johannem rite deductum pro certis proditorie et lese maiestatis criminibus per 
ipsum commissis, de quibus in parliamento nostro conuictus extitit, prout in pro- 
cessu et forisfacture decreto contra ipsum desuper rite deductis latius continetur 
et nunc in manibus nostris deuenerunt et nobis ratione reuocationis nostre ante- 
dicte pertinent : Tenendum et habendum totum et integrum dictum annuum reddi- 
tum quadraginta vnius marcarum trium solidorum et quatuor denariorum monete 
predicte annuatim leuandum de totis et integris terris dominicalibus de Hiltoun 
de Rossyith cum pertinenciis, acetiam totum et integrum dictum annuum redditum 
duarum marcarum decern denariorum annuatim de eisdem terris leuandum, dicto 
Roberto, heredibus suis et assignatis, de nobis et nostris successoribus, in feodo et 
hereditate imperpetuum, per omnes rectas metas suas antiquas et diuisas prout 
jacent in longitudine et latitudine, cum libero introitu et exitu ac cum omnibus 



100 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1559. 

aliis et singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus, proficuis, asiamentis ac iustis pertin- 
entiis suis quibuscunque ad predictos annuos redditus spectantibus seu juste 
spectare valentibus quomodolibet in futurum, libere, quiete, plenarie, integre, 
honorifice, bene et in pace, sine aliqua reuocatione aut contradictione quacunque : 
Reddendo inde annuatim dictus Robertus, heredes sui et assignati, nobis et nostris 
successoribus, jura et seruicia de dictis annuis redditibus solita et consueta : In 
cuius rei testimonium huic presenti carte nostre magnum sigillum nostrum apponi 
precepimus ; testibus, reuerendissimo in Christo patre Johanne, Archiepiscopo 
Sancti Andree, etc., dilectis' nostris consanguineis, Georgeo, comite de Huntlie, 
domino Gordoun et Badzenach, etc., cancellario nostro, Jacobo, comite de Bothuile, 
domino Halis et Creichtoun, etc., venerabili in Christo patre, Donaldo, abbate 
monasterii nostri de Cupro, nostri secreti sigilli custode, dilectis familiaribus 
nostris, magistris Jacobo Makgill de Rankelour Nethir, nostrorum rotulorum 
registri ac consilii clerico, Johanne Bellenden de Auchnoule, nostre justiciarie 
clerico, efc Alexandro Levingstoun de Donypace, nostre cancellarie directore, apud 
Edinburgh, decimo die mensis Octobris, anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo 
quinquagesimo nono et regnorum nostrorum annis primo et decimoseptimo. 1 

89. Resignation by Robert Melville of Murdochcairnie, of the two annual 
rents from the Mains of Hiltoun of Rossyth, in favour of his brother, John 
Melville of Raith. 31st December 1560. 

I, Robert Mailuill of Murdocairny, be this present, for me, my airis, execu- 
touris, and assignayis, renuncis, resignis, dischairgis and ouregevis all and haill 
that ane annuelrent of fourtie ane merkis thre schillingis and foure penneis money 
of this realme, and of that vther annuelrent of twa merkis and ten penneis yeirly, 
to be vpliftit, at twa termis in the yeir, off all and haill the landis of the manis of 
the Hiltoun of Rosyth, with the pertinentis, and all clame, richt, and titill of 
richt, that I or ony be my richt had, lies, or micht haif, to the saidis annuells 
or ony pairt thairoff, in ony tyme bigane or to cum, and that in fauouris of my 
belovit brother, Johne Mailuill of Raith, his airis and assignayis, for the luif and 
fauour I beir to him, sua that he, his airis or assignayis, may peciabillie bruik and 
jois the samyn, as air to our vmquhile father, without ony impediment or obsta- 
kill to be done to thame thairin be me or ony be my richt, and farther obliss me 
and my airis, gif neid beis, to resigne the samyn in my superiouris handis thairoff 

1 There are also (1) a precept of aasine by (2) instrument of sasine in the annual rents 
Francis and Mary to Robert Melville, follow- on the Mains of Hiltoun of Rossyth, dated 
ing on the above charter of same date ; and 3d November 1559. 



1560.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 101 

in his fauouris, for infeftment to be gevin of the samyn twa annuelrentis to the 
said Johne, his aires and assignayis, heretabillie as efferis, and to mak him suir 
thairoff, safer as concernis my richt of the samyn, providing that I nor my airis 
be nocht obleist to ony warrandice thairin except safer as the richt quhilk I haif 
may extend to ; and gif my richt be nocht glide without my default, that I on na 
wyis be obleist for farther warrandice, nor the validitie and goodness thairof may 
haiff : In witnes of the quhilk I haif subscriuit this present with my hand, at 
Edinburgh the last day of December the yeir of God I m v c thre scoir yeiris, befoir 
thir witness, Androw Meluyll, Wylzem Chryhtown, Eobert Wrowyng, and 
dyuers wthers. Robert Melwtll of Karneye with my hand. 



90. Contract between John Melville of Raith and Robert Melville, his 
brother, for infefting the latter in the lands of Murdochcairnie. 18th March 
1560. 

At Edinburgh, the xviij day of Marche, the yeir of God i m v c lx yeiris, it is 
appointit, aggreit, and finallie contractit betuix honorabill men, Jhone Melvill of 
Raith, on that ane parte, and Robert Melvill, his bruder germane, on that vther 
parte, in maner following ; that is to say, the said Jhone Melvill sail incontinent 
how sone he gettis reductioun of his faderis foirfaltour or securitie vtherwyis of 
his landis of Rayth, with the pertinentis, gyff our and resigne in fauouris of the 
said Robert his bruther all and haillthe thre quarteris of his landis of Mvrdoche- 
carnye, with the pertinentis, and infeft him heretablie thairintill, reservand thair 
moderis lyifrent to hir for all the [dayis of] her lyiff : For the quhilkis the said 
Robert sail in lyik maner resing and gyff our to the said Jhone his kyndnes of the 
Abdene of Kyngorne, and put him in possessioun thairof, and warrand his said 
kyndnes fra all inconvenientis proceiding of his awin deid, and sail labour at his 
power to obtene the few thairof to the said Jhone his behuif and vtilitie, and sail 
gyff and pay that ane halff of the soumes that beis neidfull to be gevin for obtenyng 
of the said few : And in cais the said Jhone gett not securitie of his saidis 
landis of Rayth, in that cais he sail within twa yeiris nixt thaireftir content, pay, 
and thankfully deliuer to the said Robert his bruthir the soume of ane thowsand 
merkis for his said kyndnes, provyding alwayis that it sal be in the optione and 
chois of the said Robert, quhidder he pleissis, to resave the saidis thowsand 
merkis for his said kyndnes, or to retene and keip the same in his awin handis, 
and the said Jhone his mony and landis of Mvrdoychcarnye foirsaidis in his 
handis ; and heirto bayth the saidis partiis faythfullye bindis and oblissis thame, 




102 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1560. 

thair airis, executouris, and assignais, to obserue, keip, and fulfill this present con- 
tract ilk ane to vthers for thair awiu parte, and speciallie the said Jhone bindis 
and oblissis him to obserue and keip his parte thairof vnder the pane of ane 
thowsand pundis, to be payit to the said Robert his bruthir, in cais be failze in 
his parte : In witnes of the quhilk thing bayth the saidis partiis lies subscrivit 
this present contract with thair handis, day, yeir, and place foirsaidis ; befoir 
thir witnessis, Dauid Maluill, Walter Maluill, Sanders Dishingtoun. 

Jhone Maluill of the Raith, w* my awin hand. 

Robert Melwill, w 4 my hand. 



9 1 . Reduction of Forfeiture of Sir John Melville of Raith. 4th June 

1563. Extract. 

In the parliament haldin at Edinburgh the ferd day of Junii, the yeir of God 
j m v c lxiij yeris, anent the summondis rasit at the instance of Helene Napar, the 
relict of vmquhile Schir Johnne Mailuile of Raith, knycht, and of Johnne Mailuile, 
his eldest sone and apperand air, Robert Meluile, his secund sone, and of the 
remanent barnis of the said vmquhile Schir Johnne, lauchfullie gottin betuix him 
and the said Helene, his spous in his tyme, aganis Maisteris Johnne Spens of 
Condy, and Robert Creichtoun of Eliok, aduocatis to oure souerane lady, Maister 
Robert Richartsoun, priour of Sanct Mary He, hir grace thesaurar, Johnne 
Wischert of Pettarro, knycht, comptrollar, Archibald, Erie of Ergile, iustice 
generale, successour in the office thairof to vmquhile Archibald, Erie of Ergile, his 
fader, quha wes principale iustice generale to oure said souerane lady the tyme 
of the leding and pronounciatioun of the pretendit dome of forfaltour vnder 
writtin, for oure said soueranis enteres, in the caus vnder specifiit, Andro Ker, 
than of Dolphintouia, and now of Hirsaill, knycht, as pretendand him ane of the 
iustice deputis vnder writtin in the samen caus, siclyke for oure said soueranis 
enteres, and all vtheris quhatsumeuir havand or pretendand to haue enteres, in 
the actioun and caus under specifiit, for thair enteres, gif thai ony haue, tuiching 
the productioun be thame befoir our said souerane lady and the saidis thre estatis 
of hir realme in parliament, to have bene haldin at Edinburgh, or quhair it suld 
happin oure said souerane lady to haif bene for the tyme, the xx day of Maii 
last bipast, in the hour of caus, with continewatioun of dayis ; the haill roll and 
sensament of court, or act of adiornale, contenand and proportand be deliuerence 
of the parsonis of assis that past thairon convictioun, or as it may rather be 
callit, dome of forfaltour gevin and pronuncit aganis the said vmquhile Schir 



1563.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 103 

Johnne be the mouth of Thomas Hall, dempstar for the tyme in the pretendit 
iustice court haldin in the tolbuith of Edinburgh the xiij day of December, the 
yeir of God j m v c fourtie aucht yeris, be the said Schir Andro Ker and vmquhile 
Patrik Barroun of Spittelfeild, quhilkis than satt and vsit office coniunctim, 
the court being fensit in thair names alsua coniunctim as pretendit iustice 
deputis for the tyme to the said vmquhile Archibald, Erie of Ergile, than iustice 
generale, findand in effect and decernand the said vmquhile Schir Johnne convict, 
be deliuerence of the assis passand thairon, of the dittay and crymes of lese 
maiestie efter following : — That is to say, of tressonable ressaving of sundry 
tressonnable writtingis send to him in the monethis of October, Nouember, 
December, and Januar, in the yeir of God j m v c xlvij yeris, be Johnne Maluile, 
his bastard sone, tratour, furth of Ingland, ressauit in hurt and preiudice of oure 
said souerane lady hir realme and liegis, and desyrand the said lard to be helplie 
and gude to the Inglis capitanis and inimeis than being in the fortilices of Sanct 
Colmisinche and Brochty Craig, as his awin missyve bill send to the said Johnne 
his sone, quhilk (as is contenit in the said convictioun) he grantit to be writtin 
and subscriuit be him in iugement in presens of the said assis proportit and bure ; 
Item, of the tressonable hyding and conseling of the saidis tressonable writings 
fra oure said souerane ladys derrest cousing, gouernour for the tyme, and counsale 
of this hir hienes realme, nocht reveland the samin to thame as he aucht to haue 
done of the dewitie of ane trew subiect ; Item, of the tressonable sending of his 
writingis and ansueris to the said Johnne Mailuile, tratour, in the said moneth 
of Januar, the yeir of God forsaid, and of the tressonable consaling of him to 
serve treulie the saidis auld innemeis, and nocht to lippin for ony kyndnes in thir 
partis sa lang as the auctoritie for the tyme of the said realme than rang, lyke 
as his said bill writtin and subscriuit be him as said is proportit and bure ; Item, 
for the tressonable assistence furthering and furthbering at his vter power of 
the evill and mischevous purpois and effaris of vmquhile oure soueranis deir vnkle 
and cousing Henrie the aucht, king of Ingland, had and taikin towart the hurt of 
the subiectis of this realme, in the monethis of Januar, Februare, Marche, Aprile, and 
Maii, in the yeir of God jm v c and xlvi yeris, in hoip to have gottin the said king 
Hareis hee and grete reward thairfoir ; to the taiknyne he wrait expreslie in his 
writing send to his sone forsaid, at the tyme abone writtin, thir wordis : " My 
gude freindis, the lardis of Ormistoun and Monquhany and Niniane Cokburne can 
aduerteis quhat my part hes bene sen the feild and afoir, my gude brethir and 
companyeonis, Capitane Schir Johnne Borthuik, Doctour Durehame, and Johnne 
Leslie, can testefie of the first purpois wes done that wes plesand to the kingis 
Maiestie, quhom God assoilze, and belevit I suld haue bene rememberit with ane 



104 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OP MELVILLE [1563. 

of the first in thir partis," as his said writing schawin and confessit be him in 
iugement proportit and bure ; Item, for tressonable aduertesing of his said sone 
and our auld innemeis of Ingland, of the secretis and effaris of this realm, sa fer 
as he culd gett knawlege of continewalie sen the deceis of oure said souerane ladiis 
vmquhile derrest fader, of gude mynd, quhom God assoilze, and spetialie in the 
moneth of Januar aduertesand thame that the Erie of Argile, for the tyme hir 
grace lieutennent in thay partis, wes preparand to mak starklie vpon Dundee and 
Inglischemen being thairin and thairfoir counsaling his said sone becaus he culd 
nocht gett sic convoying of his lettres and aduertesing as he wald to cum in 
Loutheane to gett intellegence of the effaris of this cuntre, that he mycht 
aduerteis the protectour of Ingland thairof, as the said writing beris : contenand 
thir wordis, " For novellis, the Erie of Argile makis starklie vpoun Dundee, had ye 
licence of my lord protectour to cum in Loutheane ye mycht gett grete intelligence, 
and do grete seruice to my lord protectour ; " Item, of the tressonable promitting 
to his said bastard sone that he suld aduerteis the lard of Ormistoun at lenth of 
all thingis that occurrit within this realm ; that the said lard of Ormistoun 
mycht aduerteis the said lard of Eathis sone forsaid thairof, and he the protectour 
of the samyn. Efter the quhilk convictioun the saidis pretendit iustice deputis, 
be pronuntiatioun of Thomas Hall, dempstar forsaid of the said court, adiugit 
and for dome gaif, that the said vmquhile Schir Johnne Meluile suld be had 
to the gallowis, and hangit quhill he wer deid, and his heid strickyn fra his body, 
and his body quarterit in four partis, and euery quarter put vpoun ane port of 
the said burgh of Edinburt, to the sycht of the peple, and his heid put vpoun 
ane prik vpoun the tolbuith of the samyn, and that all his guidis, movable and 
vnmovable,landis, heretages, possessionis, takkis, stedingis, cornis, cattell,and vtheris 
quhatsumeuir, suld pertene to oure said souerane lady be ressoun of escheit of 
forfaltour ; to be vptaikin and disponit be hir hienes at hir plesour, lyke as the 
said pretendit act of adiornale mair fullelie proportis : And als tuiching the pro- 
ductioun be the forsaidis personis befoir oure said souerane lady and the saidis 
thre estatis of hir realme in the parliament forsaid, the pretendit comissioun of 
deputarie gif ony wes maid to the saidis allegit iustice deputis to sitt in the said 
caus, nocht grantand bot all-vterlie denyand that ony wes maid or grantit to 
thame to sitt or decyde thairin ; togidder with the pretendit missyve bill allegit 
confessit writtin and subscriuit be the said vmquhile Schir Johne, quhairupoun 
onlie the said pretendit deliuerence is past contrar him, and he hes sufferit the 
deid maist crewalie be vertu of the samin, with the pretendit dittay mentionat 
in the said pretendit act, gif ony wer, to be sene and considerit be oure said 
souerane lady and estatis of hir realm forsaid, and to heir and se the said 



1563.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 105 

pretendit act of adiornale contenand and proportand the pretendit deliuerence of 
the said assis, thair convictioun and dome of forfaltour pronuncit be the mouth 
of the said Thomas Hall, dempstare, decernand and ordanand as is at lenth abone 
expremit, with the pretendit rolling and fenseing of the said court and haill 
pretendit proces deducit contrar the said vmquhile Schir Johnne the day of the 
fensing thairof forsaid, be fundin and decernit, be decreit and sensament of the 
estatis of parliament forsaid, to be haldin the saidis day and place, with con- 
tinewatioun of dayis, to haue bene fra the begynning, and to be in all tyme 
cuming, in the self null and iniustlie deducit and promulgat, and to be of na 
strenth, force, nor effect in tyme cuming, nochtwithstanding that the said 
vmquhile Schir Johnne hes maist wranguislie ellis sufferit the deid thairthrou ; 
at the leist to be retretit, rescindit, cassat, annullit, and decernit to haue bene 
fra the begynning, and to be in all tyme cuming, of nane availl, force, nor 
effect, with all that followit or may follow thairupoun, and the saidis relict and 
barnis of the said vmquhile Schir Johne to be restorit and reponit in integ- 
rum agane in and to the samen integritie of stait, dignitie, honour, capacitie, 
and habilitie of succeding to the said vmquhile Schir Johnne, evirilkane ac- 
cording to thair awin rycht place and rowme respectiue, lyke as the said pretendit 
deliuerence and dome of forfaltour had neuir bene pronuncit nor gevin aganis 
him, nor he had sufferit the deid thairthrou, for diuers ressonis and caussis, as at 
mair lenth is contenit in the said summondis. The saidis Johnne Mailuile, eldest 
sone and apperand air to the said vmquhile Schir Johnne, and Robert Maluile, 
his secund sone, being baith parsonalie present, the said Helene Napar, relict 
of the said vmquhile Schir Johnne Maluile, and his remanent barnis, gottin 
betuix him and the said Helene, comperand be Maister Clement Litill, thair 
procuratour, and the said Maisteris Johnne Spens, Robert Creichtoun, aduocatis, 
Maister Robert Richartsoun, thesaurar, Johnne Wischart of Pettarro, knycht, 
comptrollar, Archibald, Erie of Ergile, iustice generall, and successour in the 
office thairof to the said vmquhile Archibald, Erie of Ergile, his fader, quha wes 
principale iustice generate the tyme of the leding and pronunciatioun of the said 
pretendit dome of forfaltour, for oure said souerane ladiis interes in the said mater, 
Andro Ker of Hirsale, knycht, pretendand him ane of the iustice deputis at the 
samin tyme, and all vtheris hauand, or pretendand to haue enteres in the for- 
said actioun and caus, for thair interes, gif thai ony haue, being all lauchfullie 
summond to this actioun, oftymes callit, and nocht comperit ; the forsaidis 
partiis comperand, rychtis, ressonis, and allegationis hard, sene, and vnderstand 
and thairwith being riplie aduisit, the quenis grace and thre estatis of this 
present parliament, all in ane voce, but variance or discrepance, be decreit and 

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106 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1563. 

sensament thairof, retretis, rescindis, cassis, annullis the said pretendit act of 
adiornale contenand and proportand the pretendit deliverence of the said assis, 
thair convictioun and dome of forfaltour pronuncit be the mouth of the said 
Thomas Hall, dempstare, decernand and ordanand as is at lenth abone expremit, 
with the pretendit rolling and fensing of the said court, and haill pretendit 
procez deducit contrar the said vmquhile Schir Johne the day of the fensing 
thairof forsaid, and decernis and declaris the samin to haue bene fra the 
begyning, and to be in all tyme cuming, of nane availl, force, nor effect, with all 
that followit or may follow thairupoun, nochtwithstanding that the said vmquhile 
Schir Johne hes maist wranguislie ellis sufferit the deid thairthrou, and restoris 
and reponis the saidis Helene Napar, relict of the said vmquhile Schir Johnne, 
and thair barnis gottin betuix thame, in integrum agane in and to the samyn 
integritie of stait, dignitie, honour, capacitie, and habilitie of succeding to the 
said vmquhile Schir Johne, euirilkane according to thair awin rycht place and 
rowme respectiue, lykeas the said pretendit deliverence or dome of forfaltour had 
neuir bene pronuncit nor gevin aganis him, nor he had sufferit the deid thair- 
throu ; becaus the saidis allegit iustice deputis quha tuik vpoun thame and 
vsurpit the office of jugeis, and proceding the said xiij day of December, the 
yeir of God abone writtin, as iustice deputis allegit havand commissioun thairto 
maid to thame be oure said souerane ladiis vmquhile cousing Archibald, Erie of 
Argile, hir hienes iustice generale, vpoun the pounctis of the said dittay had na 
maner of power nor commissioun of depmtrie to haue cognoscit or procedit vpoun 
the pounctis of the pretendit dittay, quhairupoun the said vmquhile Schir Johne 
wes than accusit in res2Dect of the nature and qualitie of the said dittay, consavit 
vpoun hie pounctis of treasoun and lese maiestie for diuers ressonis and caussis. 
First, Becaus nowther of the saidis allegit deputis had ony power gevin, grantit, 
or committit to thame be oure said souerane ladiis vmquhile iustice for the tyme 
to haue procedit in the said mater ony way, at the leist nane wes producit, redd, 
nor schawin in jugement, it being maist notour that the said vmquhile Erie wes 
generale iustice vnder oure said souerane lady throuchout hir haill realm for the 
tyme, and wes nocht present himself that day, at the leist nocht present exerceand 
his office as juge, nor the said pretendit proces beris him nocht to haue bene 
present ony way, and sua seing the saidis allegit deputis procedit the said day as 
allegit, and thame deputis to him, thay audit to have schawin thair commissioun 
of deputrie befoir thai suld haue procedit thairintill ony way, quhilk on na wise 
wes done, bot on ane werray vsurpit auctoritie and pretendit maner thai fensit 
ane court of iustice, and put the said vmquhile Schir Johnne to the knawlege of 
the said assis, without ony forther power ingyrand thame selffis thairto, werray 



1563.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 107 

partialie and wranguislie, and by all ordour of law, quhairfoir, be reasoun that 
gif ony of thame had ony power to proceid in iustice courtis in absence of the said 
vmquhile erle, justice forsaid, or to occupy his rowm thairin ; that na maner of 
way wes grantit to the said Schir Andro Ker, nor he nevir wes constitut be oure 
said souerane ladiis vmquhile iustice depute of befoir to ony maner of criminale 
caus; specialie he wes na way constitut to haue cognosit in the caus forsaid, 
and sua alwis the said iustice court being fensit or haldin in his name with the 
said vmquhile Patrik Barroun coniunctim wes werray inordourlie fensit, and 
null in the self, with all the pretendit procez led in the samin allegit iustice 
court be vertu thairof, and the pretendit sentence and dome gevin thairin as 
per non iudicem aut coram non iudice, and als be ressoun that gevand that the 
said vmquhile erle had depute the said vmquhile Patrik and Schir Andro, and 
constitut thame his deputis, to haue procedit in all criminale actionis as he 
himself mycht, as is na way grantit, bot allutterlie denyit that he sua did, nocht- 
withstanding thai as deputis to him thairin mycht nocht haue procedit be 
vertu of ony sik generale commissioun of deputrie in the said caus, or vpoun the 
pounctis of the dittay laid the said day to the said vmquhile Schir Johnnis 
charge, nor submittit the samin to the knawlege of ony assis how scharplie that 
euir he had bene accusit or delatit thairof be the said dittay, be ressoun it wes 
nocht lesum to the said vmquhile erlis self to have committit power, or substitut 
ony vther in his place, as deputis in semblable causis concerning the crymes of 
treasoun and lese maiestie, bot onlie he be himself to haue comperit, and sittin in 
jugement in proper persoun, quhilk he on na wis did the said day, and that to 
haue representit oure said souerane lady and hir grace iustice persoun thairin, 
mekleles wes it lesum to the said vmquhile Patrik and Schir Andro, without ony 
maner of speciale commissioun grantit or maid to thame, or ony of thame, be the 
said vmquhile Archibald, Erie of Ergile, to haue cognoscit or procedit in the said 
mater, in speciale, it being tressonable dittay, as said is ; quhairthroue the saidis 
pretendit roll or dittay, sensament of court, act of adiornale, or dome of forfaltour, 
aucht and suld be decernit, be decreit and sensament of the saidis estatis of 
parliament forsaidis, to be retretit, rescindit, cassit, annullit, and to haue bene fra 
the begynning, and to be in all tyme cuming, null and of nane availl, force, 
strenth, nor effect, and the saidis relict and barnis of the said vmquhile Schir 
Johnne to be restorit and reponit in integrum agane in and to the samin integritie 
of stait, dignitie, honour, capacitie, and habilitie of succeding to the said 
vmquhile Schir Johne, euirilkane of thame according to thair awin rycht, place 
and rowme respectiue, lykeas the said pretendit deliuerence or dome of forfaltour 
had neuir bene pronuncit nor gevin aganis him, nor he had sufferit the deid 



108 CHARTERS OP THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1563. 

thairthrow, lykeas wes cleirlie vnderstand to our said souerane lady and thre 
estatis of parliament forsaid, and ordanis lettres to be direct to mak publicatioun 
heirof at all places neidfull, and to the effect forsaid in forme as effeiris. 
Extractum de libro actorum parliamenti per me magistrum Jacobum M'Gill de 
Rankelour Nether, clericum rotulorum registri ac consilii supreme domine nostre 
regine, sub meis signo et subscriptione manualibus. 

Jacobus Makgill. 



92. Contract between John Melville of Eaith and Robert Melville, bis 
brother, for infefting the latter in Murdochcairnie, and the former in the 
Abthane of Easter Kinghorn. 31st July 1563. 

At Edinburgh, the last day of Jwlij, the yeir of God I m v c threscoir thre yeris, 
it vas appoyntit betwix honorabill personis, Jhone Mailwill of Eaith, on that 
ane part, and Robert Mailwill, his brother-germane, on that vther part, as 
followis, to wit, the said Jhone, for the lowif and fawour he beris to the said 
Robert his brother, and vther ressonabill considerationis mowing him, be thir 
presentis, bindis and oblesis him to obtene himself serwit and sesit as air to his 
vmquhill fader of all and haill the landis of the thre quarteris of Mwrdocairnye, 
lyand in the schirefdome of Fyfe, and incontinent thairefter, to infeft the said 
Robert and his airis heretabillye thairin, be resingnatioun or confirmatioun as 
sail plese the said Robert, with clawse of varrandice as efferis, als frelye as he or 
his fader held the samin of befoir : And siclyk the said Robert, be thir presentis, 
resingnis and our geffis to the said Jhone and his airis all rycht, tytill, and kynd- 
nes that he lies or may clame in and to the landis of Abtane of Ester Kingorne, 
and bindis and oblesis him to do all diligence and exact labouris at all handis 
quham it efferis to obtene and gett the few of the samin landis to the said Jhone 
and his airis, and infeftment thairvpoun as efferis, and gef the samin be or may 
be gottin be compositioun of monye, to pay the ane equall half of the said com- 
positioun swa the said half exceid nocht the soum of fyve hundryth merkis 
monye, and gef it exceidis the said soum he sail pay the said fywe hundryth 
merkis alanerlye, and sic lyk sail mak, seill, swbscrywe, and delyuer to the said 
Jhone ane sufficient reuersioun of the saidis landis of Cairnye, for redemptioun of 
the samin fra the said Robertis airis famell alanerlye, vpon the soum that the said 
Jhone and Robert, be the awys of Vilyam Kirkcaldye of the Grange, knycht, sail 
name; and gef thair happin onye dout or questioun anentis and vpoun onye 
poynt or part of the premissis betwix the saidis contrakaris, thay be thir pre- 
sentis referris the decisioun thairof to the said laird of Grange, and sic vther 



1563-4.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 109 

freindis as he sail plese to name, gef he sail think it expedient to name ony 
thairin, and vill that this present menwt be extendit, keipand the substance 
thairof, as efferis and oblesis thame to fwlfill all poyntis thairof ilk ane to vther 
for thair awin partis respectiue ; and in vitness of the samin hes subscry wit the 
samin with thair handis, day, yeir, and place foirsaid, befoir Dawid and Walter 
Mailwillis, thair brether-germane, and Maister Clement Litill. 

Jhone Maltjill of the Raith, w 4 my hand. 

Robert Melwill, w* my hand. 

93. Retour of John Melville of Raith, as heir to his father, Sir John 
Melville, of Raith. 10th November 1563. 

Hec inquisitio facta fuit in curia vicecomitatus de Fiffe tenta in pretorio burgi de 
Cupro per [coram] Dauid Arth et Dauid Luklaw vicecomitibus deputatis de Fiffe, 
decimo die mensis Nouembris anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo sexagesimo 
tercio, per hos probos patrie subscriptos, videlicet, Wilelmum Barclay de Touch, 
Georgium Ramsay de Clatty, Arthurum Forbes de Reres, Andream Balfour de 
Montquhany, Dauid em Ramsay de Brakmonth, Andream Farny de eodem, Patricium 
Kynnynmonth de Craighall, Walterum Gourlaw de Auchtermerny, Johannem 
Mailuill de Carnebe, Andream Balfour de Petcullo, Dauidem Lindesay de Pyots- 
toun, Johannem Broun de Fordell et Dauidem Hay de Sandfurd : Qui jurati 
dicunt quod quondam Johannes Mailuill de Rayth, miles, pater Johannis Mailuill, 
latoris presentium, obiit ad pacem et fidem supreme domine nostre regine ; Et 
quod dictus Johannes, presentium lator, est legitimus et propinquior heres eiusdem 
quondam Johannis, militis, patris sui ; Et quod est legitime etatis ; In quorum 
fidem et testimonium sigilla quorundam eorum qui dicte inquisitioni intererant 
facte sub inclusione breuis reginalis intus clausi sigillo officii dicti vicecomitis, 
anno, die et mense quibus supra, presentibus sunt appensa. 

Hec est vera copia principalis retornatus super premissis remanentis in can- 
cellaria supreme Domine nostre regine copiata et collationata per me, Willelmum 
Ogill, deputatum directoris eiusdem sub meis signo et subscriptione manualibus. 

W. Ogill, etc. 

94. Obligation by James Sandilands of Torphichen, to Mary, Queen of 
Scots, to pay her 10,000 francs. 1st March 1563-4. 

To the Quenes Maieste, my suuerane. 
I, VNDIR vrytin, promessis and oblissis my honeur, persone, and gudis to pay to 
hir Maieste, within ane yeir efftir the dait of this my obligatione, the soume of ten 



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110 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1563-4. 

thousand francis for the rest of ane contract quhilk maid betuix hir Maieste and 
me, that is the termis of payment to be delyuirit to hir Maieste sax thousand 
francis or the first da of Septembre nyxt follouyng the dait heirof, and four 
thousand francis at the first day of Merche, the yeir ane thousand fyffe hundirthe 
thre scoir four yeir ; and for fulfilling this I obles me in the maist strait maneir 
ane subiet ma to his suuerane, be this my hand vryt and obligatione, vrytin and 
signettit withe my hand before thir vitnes, Wilyem Metland, Lord Secreter, 
Angelo Manelli, and Mr. George Bucquenen, at Endinburche, the first da of 
Merche, the yeir ane thousand fyffe hundirthe thre scoir thre yeir. 1563. 

James Sandelandis of Torphicen. 
Obligatione to the Quenis Maieste. 



95. Bond by James Stewart, Earl of Murray, and Others, to assist Henry, 
King of Scotland, husband of Queen Mary, in obtaining the crown 
matrimonial, and for other purposes. 2d March 1565-6. 

Certene articles to be fulfillitbe Archibald, Erll of Argyll, James, Erll of Mur- 
ray, Allexander, Erll of Glencarne, Andro, Erll of Bothes, Bobert, Lord 
Boyd, Andro, Lord Vchilltre, and their complices, to ane noble and 
mychty prence, Henry, Kyng of Scotland, husband to our souerane lady, 
quhilkis articles the saidis persones offres with maist humill lawlynes 
and seruice to the said nobill prence, for quhom to God thay pray to 
prosper in gud healthe and prosperetye with lang lyf and gud succes- 
sion of his bodye. 

1. Bern, inprimis the saidis erllis, lordis, and thair complices sail becum, and 
be the tennour heirof becumis faythfull subiectes and servandis to ane nobill and 
mychtye prence Henry, be the grace of God kyng of Scotland, and husband to 
our souerane lady, that thay and ilk ane of them, and all vtheres that will do for 
them, sail tak ane trew and affauld part with the said nobill prince in all his 
actionis, causses, querrellis agaynes quhatsumevir at the vttermaist of thair 
poueris, and salbe freind to his freindis and ennyme to his ennymeis, and nowcht 
spair thair lyves, landes, gudes, nor possessionis to do his Maiestie servis. 

2. Item, the said erllis, lordis, and thair complices sail at the first parlement, 
or vther parlementis that sail happin to be efter tbair returnyng within this 
realme, sail be them selfis and vtheres that hes vot in parlement, consent and be 
thir presentis consentis, now as than and than as now, to grant and gyf the croun 



1565-6.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. Ill 

matremoniall to the said nobill prince for all the days of his lyf, and gyf ony 
person or persones dois withstand or agaynesay the samen, the saidis erllis, lordis, 
and thair complices sail tak sic part as the said nobill prence talus in quhatsum- 
evir for obtenyng of the said croun aganes all and quhatsumevir that leif or die 
may as sail best plais the said nobill prence. 

3. Item, the saidis erllis, lordis, and thair complices sail fortiffye and menteyne 
the said nobill prences just titell to the croun of Scotland, failzeing of the succes- 
sion of our souerane lady, and sail justifye and sett fordwart the samyn to thair 
vttermaist poweris ; and gyf ony maner of persones will vsurpe or agaynesay the 
said just titell, the saidis lordis and thair complices sail menteyne, deffend, and 
sett fordwartis the samen as best sail plais the said nobill prence, without fear of 
lyf or dead, and sail seik and pursew them that vsurpis as sail plais the said noble 
prence to command to extirpe them out of the realme of Scotland, or tak or slaye 
them. 

4. Item, as to the religion quhilk wes estaiblissit be our souerane lady the 
Quenes Maiestie schortlie efter hir aryving in this realme, quhairvpon actis and 
proclamations wes maid, and of new agayne granted be the said noble prence to 
the saidis erllis, lordis, and thair complices, that thay and ilk of them sail fortiffie 
and menteyne the samen at thair vttermaist poweris be the help, suplie, and 
mentenance of the said noble prence ; and gyf ony persoun or persones will 
ga[yne]say the samen or ony part thairof, or begyne to mac tum[ult] or vproir 
for the samen, the saidis erllis, lordis, and thair complices sail tak ane affauld 
trew and plane part with the said noble prence agaynes the saidis contemneris 
and vsurperis at thair vttermaist poweris. 

5. Item, as they ar becuming trew and faythfull subiectes, men and servandis, 
to the said noble prence, and sail be leall and trew to his Maiestie, as becumes 
trew subiectis to thair naturall prence, and as trew and faythfull servandis servis 
thair gud maisteris with thair bodeis, landis, gudis, and possessiounis, and sail 
nouther spayr lyf nor dead in settyng fordwart all thyngis that may be to the 
advancement of the said noble prence. 

6. Item, the saidis erllis, lordis, and thair complices sail laubour at the Quene 
of Englandis handis for the releif of the said nobill prences mother and brother 
be themselfis, and sic vtheres as thay may procure at the vttermaist of thair 
poweris, that thay may be relevit out of ward to remane in England frely, or to 
repair in Scotland as they sail thynk maist expedient, but stope or impedement 
to hir self, hir sone, thair servandis and mowables. 

7. Item, the saidis erllis, lordis, and thair complissis sail, be them selfis and 
vtheres that will do for them, sail laubour and procure at the Quene of England 



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[1565-6. 



handis that the said nobill prence may haue hir kyndness, gud and assystence in 
all his Maiesties honorabill and just caussis aganes quhatsumevir foreane prences. 
At Newcastell the secound of Marche 1565. 



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Indorsed in a contemporary handwriting : " Ane band maid be my lord of 
Murray and certane wthir noble men with him befoir the slauchtir of 
Davie:" also in a later hand, "Ane band subscrywit to the kyngis 
Maiestes derrest fader." 



96. Inquest on the Service of John Melville of Raith, in the Lands of Raith. 

11th April 1566. [Copy] 

Curia tenta regalitatis de Dunfermlyng in pretorio eiusdem per dispensationem 
supremorum dominorum nostrorum regis et regine per Patricium 
Hackat de Pitfirren et Willelmum Durrye, balliuos dicte regalitatis, 
coniunctim et diuisim, xi die Aprilis anno Domini 1566. 
Sectis vocatis et curia affirmata. 

The quliilk day James Nicolsoun, schiref in that part, producit our souerane lord 
and ladyes letteris to the bailzeis abone specified, chargeand them to fence and 



1566.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 113 

hakl court and proceid in the serwing of Jhone Maluils of Ratht brewes, nocht- 
withstandyng the feriat tyme of passioun owk, dispensand thairwith be thir 
letteris of delyuerance of the lordis of thair counsaill of the dait the xxviij of 
Marche and of thair reignes the first and xxiiij yeris, and werifiet the executioun 
thairof conform to his indorsatioun. 

The samyn day Jhone Maluill of Rayth producit ane breif, dewlie execut, 
proclamit, and indorsat, and desyirs proces conform to the desyer thairof, and the 
saidis bailzeis causit the officer to call gif thair was any parteis to obiect aganis 
the said breif, execucioun and indorsatioun thairof, quhilk execucion was verified 
be the said officer conform to the indorsatioun of the said breif. 

The sammyn day comperit Jhone Kynnynmonth in Coilquhalie, and askit 
hym to be admitted for his entres to obiec aganis the brief purchast be Johne 
Maluill of Rayth foirsaid, and all that may pas thairwpon. The judgeis admittes 
the said Jhone to say thairto as law will, and requirit gif he wald obieck aganis 
the breif, execucioun or indorsacioun. The said Jhone ansuerand had na thing 
to obiect aganis the executioun, proclamatioun, or indorsatioun thairof, bot 
desyrit the clame to be producit ; and the said Jhone Maluill tuk act of court 
that quhair the said Jhone Kynnynmonth nor nane vtheris comperan hed any 
thing to obiect aganis the proclamacioun, execucioun, and indorsacioun of the 
said breif, and desyrit proces, and persones summonit vpon the inqueist to be 
callit, quhilk wes granted. 

Nomina Inquisitionis. 

Villiam Kyrcaldie of Grange, knycht. Dauid Lyndsay of Kyrkforthir. 

Dauid Wemys of that ilk. Dauid Sybbet of Letham. 

Mr. William Lundyn of Pratris. Villiam Pitcarn of Pitlour. 

Andro Wood of Largo, youngar. William Baingaw of that ilk. 

William Barclay of Towgh. Walter Leslie of Othirstoun. 

William Bonar of Rosse. 
Hary Hecklyng of Pittadro. 
David Monipenne of Pitmille. 
Dauid Balfour of Bello. 
James Gyb of Ballyngkyrk. 

The saidis personis of inqueist, summond be our souerane lord and ladyes 
letteris, comperand, was resauit, sworn, and admitted, and na persone comperit 
to obiec aganis the saydis persones of inqueist, and thairwpon the said Jhone 
Maluill requeirit act of court. 

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114 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1566. 

The sammyn day comperit the said Jhone Kyhnynmonth, admitted for his 
entres, and askit the claym producit be the said Jhone Maluill of Rayth, and 
als askit the said Jhons fatheris instrument of seasyng to be producit, and the 
dait thairof to be insert in the court buik. 

The said Jhone Maluill of Rayth alledgit the said Jhone Kynnynmonth suld 
not be hard as partie to desyer exibicione of the said seasyng, bot it is sufficient to 
shaw the sammyn to the inqueist wnto the said tyme that Jhone Kynnynmonth 
produce his title and entres to that effect, protestand he be not admitted thairto 
wnto the productioun of the sammyn, and for werificacion thairof; and the said 
Jhone Maluill of Raith breif producit his clame seruit as narrest and laufull ayr 
to wmquhile Jhone Maluill, his father, of the landis contenit thairintill, and for 
werificatioun thairof producit ane instrument of seasyng, of the dait xxiiij of 
Nouember, the yeir of God ane thowsand v c and twa yeris, wilder the note of 
Alexander Trumbill contenand Jhone Maluill of Rayth, knycht, that last desesit, 
to be infeft and seasit in all and haill the landis of Rayth, Pitconmark, and 
Turbane, with the pertinentis as at mayr lenth is contenit in the sammyn. 

Comperit the said Jhone Kynnynmonth, and producit ane instrument of 
seasyng of ane annuellrent of twa chalders of wittall, viz., xxvi bollis ait meill 
and sax bollis beir of all and haill the tane half of Turbane, with the pertinentis, 
of the dait ane thowsand v c lvij yeris the xxvij day of September, vnder the 
sygne and subscriptioun manuell of Cudbert Riche, notar public, in the quhilkis 
half landis of Turbane, the said Jhone Kynnynmonth and Issobell Betoun his 
spous, vas heritable infeft, and in respeck thairof the said Jhone alledgeis that 
the said Jhone Maluill of Rayth aught not to be seruit to the saidis half landis 
of Turbane be reasoun the sam ar full, and in cais the said inqueist seruis the 
said Jhone thairto the said Jhone Kynnynmonth protestis for wilfull errour, 
manifest wrang, reductioun of the sammyn b[e] remeid of law, tyme and place, 
and thairupon askit act and document thairwpon. 

The said Jhone Maluill of Raith alledgit the pretendit instrument be 
Jhone Kynnynmonth can gif hym na entres to stop the seruice, conform 
to the claym and seasyng producit, bot he awght to be seruit notwith- 
standyng the sammyn, becais the saidis half landis, in sa far as thai wer any 
way analeit to wmquhile Archebald Betoun of Capildra, be the said wmquhile 
Jhone Maluill of Rayth, knycht, the sammyn ar decernit be the lordis of our 
souerane ladyes sessioun, be debtfull proces, led befoir them at his instance, 
as ayr to the said wmquhile Jhone, his father, aganis Jhone Betoun of Pit- 
lowthe (Capildra interlined), as ayr to the said wmquhile Archebald, laufullie 
redemit as the decreit of redemjitioun past thairwpon, of the dait at Edinburgh 



1566] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 115 

the v day of May last, was subscry wit with M r James Magyll, dark of the register, 
in the self purportis ; and namely, in respeck the said Jhone Kynnynmonth 
seasyng coucernis only ane annuell rent, afoir specified, quhilk cannot stop the 
seruice of the said Jhone Maluill to the haill landis, bot he beyng seruit thairto, 
he lies the sammyn with the burdyng, quhilkis decretis he producit for verifeyng 
of the said alledgeance. And wpon the productioun of the seasyng afoir 
mentionat be Jhone Kynnynmonth for stoppyng of serwice, conform to the breif 
and claym, requirit act, protestand aganis hym for sic pane as he may incur of 
law in contrawenyng and opponyng hym to the lordis decreit ; in respeck of the 
quhilk desyrit his pretendit entres to be repellit be the judgeis, and the said 
Jhone Maluill to be seruit as said is notwithstandyng the sammyn. And the 
judgeis ansur heirvpon. 

The said Jhone Kynnynmonth ansurit to the alledgeance foirsaid, maid be the 
said Jhone Maluill of Bayth, alledgeis that he and his said spous ar heritable 
infeft in the said annuell rent of the said half landis, and neuer warnit for 
redemptioun thairof, and incais the said inqueist serue the said Jhone Maluill of 
Eayth, protestis as afoir for remeid of law. 

The judgeis, nochtwithstandyng the entres and titilles producit be Jhone Kyn- 
nynmonth, decernis proces, and the inqueist to proceid to seruice, accordyng to 
thair conscience, wpon the quhilk the said Jhone Maluill requirit act. 

The sammyn day William Bonar, in name and behalf of the haill inqueist, 
tuk act and instrument that thair was na obiectioun maid be any persone aganis 
the breif, proclamacioun, executioun, and indorsacioun, clame, and seasyng pro- 
ducit for verificacioun thairof, bot only Jhone Kynnynmonth, quha producit ane 
pretendit seasyng of ane annuell rent of twa chalderis wittell foirsaid, gywin to 
hym be alienacioun of Jhone Betoun, haldin of hym selfe alanerly, quhilk on 
nawayes may stop the seruyng of the said Jhone Maluill of the saydis landis. 

The said inqueist seruis the said Jhone Maluill of Bayth, of the landis of 
Bayth, Turbane, and Bitconmark, with the pertinentis, conform to the retour to 
be gyvin in wpon euerylk poynt of the said breif. The sammyn day the said 
Jhone Kynnynmonth protestis that the seruyng of the said Jhone Maluill, of the 
landis of Turbane, hurt hym not in his said annuell of ii chalderis of wittell foir- 
said, nor his ryght in the quhilk he is heritable infeft : And thairwpon tuk act 
and instrument. 



116 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1566. 

97. Gift by Mary Queen of Scots to Robert Melville of Murdochcairnie, 
of the keeping of the castle of Linlithgow, loth February 1566. 

Maria Dei gratia Regina Scotorum, vicecomiti et balliuis suis de Linlithqw, nee 
non dilectis nostris ac eorum cuilibet, coniunctim et diuisim, vicecomitibus 

nostris de Linlithqw in hac parte, salutem. Quia dedimus et concessimus 
dilecto nostro Roberto Mailuill de Murdocarny, suis heredibus et assignatis here- 
ditarie custodiam palacii nostri de Linlithqw cum parcis, lie peilis, lacu, pratis, 
hortulo, horto, pomariis eiusdem, et omnibus suis pertinentiis, jacentis prope 
burgum nostrum de Linlithqw, et infra vicecomitatum nostrum eiusdem ; ac 
rescindimus et annullamus omnes alias nostras literas, donationes et assedationes 
quascunque de eisdem cuicunque alii persone, vel personis, aliquibus temporibus 
preteritis, factas : decernentes et declarantes easdem nullas et inualidas imper- 
petuum, prout in carta nostra desuper confecta latius continetur : Vobis precipi- 
mus et mandamus quatenus prefato Roberto vel suo certo actornato latori pre- 
sentium sasinam predicti officii et custodii palacii prescripti, cum parcis, lie peilis, 
lacu, pratis, hortulo, horto ac pomariis eiusdem, et omnibus suis pertinentiis, 
secundum tenorem dicte nostre carte quam de nobis inde habet juste haberi 
faciatis, et sine dilatione, et hoc nullo modo omittatis : Ad quod faciendum vobis 
et vestrum cuilibet, coniunctim et diuisim, vicecomitibus nostris de Linlithqw 
in hac parte, committimus potestatem : Datum sub testimonio nostri magni sigilli 
apud Edinburgum, decimo quinto die mensis Februarii, anno domini millesimo 
quingentesimo sexagesimo sexto et regni nostri vicesimo quinto. 1 



98. Gift by Mary Queen of Scots to Robert Melville of Murdochcairnie, 
of the maills and terms of his lands. 5th March 1566. 

Regina. 
"We, for the gude, trew, and thankfull seruice done and to be done to ws be oure 
rycht traist and familiar seruitour, Robert Melving of Murdocarny, haif gevin 
and granted, disponit, and be the tennour heirof gevis and grantis and disponis to 
him in yeirlie pensioun for all the dayes of his lyfe, all and sindre, the males 
and fermes of his saidis landis of Murdocarny, extending to xxi u money, ane 

1 On the back is an indorsation of sasine cairnie. Done at the said palace in the park 

bearing that Philip Quhiteheid, sheriff depute at the loch, in the peels, meadows, gardens, 

of Linlithgow, gave sasine to John Erskin, and orchards. 18th September 1567. 
attorney of Robert Melville of Murdoch- 



1571.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 117 

chalder aucht bollis beir, and ane chalder four bollis quheit, to be reteanit be him 
yeirlie, in his awin handis, for his pensioun and seruice forsaid, his entre thairto 
to be and begin at the feist and terme of Witsonday in the yeir of God i m v c lxvii 
yeiris, and vpon the crope of the samin yeir, and frathinefurth to indure for all 
the dayes of his lyfe, with powar to him to reteane and hald the saidis males and 
fermes in his awin handis during all the space forsaid, and dispone thairvpouri at 
his plesour, off the quhilkis we, for ws and oure successouris, exoneris, quite clames, 
and discharges him during all the yeiris and termes of his lyfe for euir, and dis- 
charges our comptrollaris, present and to cum, thair deputis, and all vtheris, our 
officiaris, of all processing or putting of the said Eobert to our home, poynding, 
distrenzeing, molesting, or ony wyis troubling of the said Robert, his landis or 
gudis, for the saidis males and fermes during the space forsaid, and of thair offices 
in that parte ; and lykewyes commandis the lordis auditouris of our chekkeris, 
present and to cum, to defais and allow yeirlie the saidis males and fermes to our 
saidis comptrollaris in thair comptis, thir our letteris being anis schawin and 
producit vpoun compt and registrat in the rollis thairof for thair warrand. 
Subscriuit with our hand, and gevin vnder our signet, at Edinburgh, the fift day 
of Marche, and of our regnne the xxv yeir, 1566. Marie R. 



99. Testament of Mr. Henry Balnaves. Confirmed 17th March 1571. 

The Testament Testamentar and Inuentar of the gudis, geir, and dettis per- 
tening to vmquhile Maister Henry Balnawes of Halhill, ane of the 
senatouris of our souerane lordis college of justice, the tyme of his 
deceis, quhilk wes in the moneth of Februar, the yeir of God j m v c thre 
scoir nyne yeiris, faythfullie maide and gevin vp partlie be himself vpon 
the thrid day of Januar the yeir foirsaid, and partlie be James Melwill, 
his sone adoptiue, quhome the said vmquhile Maister Henry, the tyme 
foirsaid, be his latter will vnderwrittin, nominat, constitut, and maid 
his executour testamentar, as the same at lenth beris. 

In the first, the said James Melwill, executour foirsaid, grantis that the said 
vmquhile Mr. Henry had, the tyme of his deceis foirsaid, the gudis and geir 
following perteining to him as his awin proper gudis and geir, viz., vpon his 
manis of Halhill, sextene drawin oxen, price of the pece, fyve pundis vj s. viij d. ; 
summa, foure scoir fyve pundis vj s. viij d. : Item, foure ky, thairof twa with thair 
folio waris, price of the pece ourheid, foure pundis ; summa, sextene pundis : Item, 
twa stottis, price of the pece, fourty s. ; summa, foure pundis : Item, tuentie thre 



118 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1571. 

yowis, price of the pece, fyvetene s. ; summa, sewintene pundis v s. : Item, thretty 
foure hoggis, price of the pece, ten s. ; summa, sevintene pundis : Item, in the barn 
and barnyard of Halhill, thre scoir ten bollis of aittis, price of the boll ourheid, 
xiij s. iiijd.; summa, fourty sex pundis xiij s. iiij d. : Item, ten bollis of peis, price of 
the boll, xx s. ; summa, ten pundis : Item, tuentie sewin bollis of beir, price of the 
boll, xxvi s. viij d. ; summa, in money, thretty sex pundis : Item, threttene bollis of 
quheit, price of the boll, thretty s. ; summa, nynetene pundis ten s. : Item, in 
vtensilis and domicilis by the airschip, estimat to tuentie sex pundis xiij s. iiij d. 

Summa of the inuentar, ij c lxxviij u viij s. iiij d. 

Followis the dettis awing to the deid. Item, thair wes awing to the said 
vmquhile Mr. Henry be the tennentis of Petconty, of the fermes thairof for the 
crope and yeir of God j m v c thre scoir nyne yeris, thre chalderis nyne bollis 
wictuall, price of the boll, xx s. ; summa, fyfty nyne pundis : Item, be Johnne Brad, 
for the males of the Bowhous of the Mairtymes terme preceding his deceis, nyne 
pundis : Item, be the tennentis of Lethim, of thair teyndis of the said yeir, ten 
pundis ten s. : Item, be Duncane Levingstoun, collectour of the quotes of the 
testaments of contributioun appertening to him as ane of the lordis of the 
sessioun, conforme to Bobert Scottis clerk thairof tikket maid thairvpon, thre 
scoir nyne pundis viij s. ; and becaus it mycht happin that the said vmquhile 
Mr. Henry had intromettit with mair of the lordis contributioun nor he audit to 
haif done, thairf'oir he willit that the same be recompansit and satisfeit be the 
said soume of Ixix 11 viij s., and payit thairwith. 

Summa of the dettis awing to the deid, j c xlvij'' xviij s. 

Summa of the inuentar with the dettis, iiij°xxvj 1 ' vj s. iiij d. 

Followis the dettis awing be the deid. Item, the said vmquhile Maister 
Henry grantit him to be awing to the laird of Sanctmonanis ane hundreth pundis, 
to be payit how sone the airis of Culluthie redemis the fyve merkland of Sanct- 
monanis, quhilk I wodset to the said laird vpon twa hundreth and fyfty merkis, 
becaus I gaif thame the reuersioun vpon ane hundreth merkis allanerlie ; als 
becaus on the contract maid betuix me and the said laird, registrat in the bukis 
of consale, I wes oblist to gif him ane hundreth pundis money, and he being 
desyrus to haif that hundreth pundis put in the reuersioun, to the effect the saidis 
landis sould be the langar vnredemit ; thairfoir, he consentand to the discharge 
of ane hundreth merkis contenit in the said contract, he aucht to haif bot only 
the said hundreth pundis, vtherwayis nathing bot as law will, for I am na forder 
oblist : Item, I am awing for the fewmales of Halhill, of the Mertymes terme 
preceding my deceis, nyne pundis xviij s. iiiij d : Item, for the fewmales of 
Petcontie and Muirfield, of the Witsounday and Mertymes preceding his said 



1571.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 119 

deceis, twentie twa pundis ij s. : Item, to Helene Boswell, for hir fee as his wyffes 
testament beiris, tuelf pundis : Item, be the said James Melwill, executour, gevin 
vp to be awing to Johnne Rutherfurde, for his half yeris fee, liij s. iiij d. : Item, to 
Alex r Duncane, for his fee, xx s. : Item, to Alex r Johnnestoun, for his fee, xx s. 
Item, to Issobell Robertsoun, for hir fee, fyfty nyne s. : Item, for the Witsounday 
male of his chalmer, tuelf pundis : Item, to Thomas Dauidsoun, ypothecare, for 
medicyne gevin to the defunct, and as his acquittance gevin thairvpon sen his 
deceis beiris, nyne pundis twa s. vj d. 

Summa of the dettis awing be the deid, j c lxxij h xv s. ij d. 

Restis of fre geir, the dettis deducit, iij°xxxiii h xi s. ij d. 

Na diuisioun. 

Followis the deidis latter will and legacie maid be him vpon the thrid day of 
Januar 1569 yeiris, befoir Johnne Robertsoun and Johnne Rind, witnessis. 

In the first, the said Maister Henry constitute his sone adoptiue, James 
Melwill, his only executour and intromettour, with his haill mowable gudis, and 
becaus the gudis that he had ar only the plennissing of his landis and mains, 
he himself culd mak na speciall inuentare thairof, bott committit the same to 
Thomas Myldis, his greiwe, to be maid be him, with aduise of his said sone, 
quhilk he apprewit to be als sufficient in all pointis as gif he had maid and 
subscriuit the same with his awin hand : Item, he ordanit quhatevir be con- 
tenit in Alexander Clerkis compt buke, the same to be payit with wther small 
triffillis and soumes : Item, he left to Thomas Fyllane, ane boy at the schole with 
Maister Williame Rind, in Sanct Johnistoun, to put him to ane croft, fourty 
pundis, of the quhilk he willit to haif na dimiuutioun, nochtwithstanding, per- 
aduenture, he left mair nor his fre gudis extendit to : Item, to Johnne Robert- 
soun, tuentie pundis : Item, to Alexander Clerkis wyffe, his awin hors that he 
raid on, becaus he is not ane hors to pas in testament as airschrp, nor yett 
willit he that the hors he gaif to the said Johnne Robertsoun be put in testament, 
becaus I disponit the same to him twa yeiris syne : Item, in ane takin to Alexander 
Clerk he left the lang burde, langsadill, and furme thairwith : Item, the bed that 
he lay in he left to the hospitall, tymmer and all vtheris thingis pertening thairto, 
except the cower thairof: Item, he left to his said sones wyffe his damas goun, 
lynit with welwot, and the rest of his claythis of silk he left to be disponit be his 
said sone : Item, he left to him the haill airschip, and vtheris quhatsumevir being 
in the Halhill, to his awin use, except ane fute of siluer to ane cup, with ane 
wice quhilk pertenis to the said Helene Boswell, and is hir awin : Item, he left 
his ryding coit and cloik to the said Thomas Myldis : Item, to Williame Pater- 
soun, writar, my goun of serge, lynit with blak furring, and pewit in the 



120 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE 1571. 

breist with his bybill : Item, to Christiane Schewes, sister to Patrik Schewes, 
tuentie pundis, gif it may spair ; and the rest, gif ony be, I commit to the dis- 
cretioun of my said sone to gif to the purest and maist neidfull of my freindis, 
and ordanis the Witsoundayis chalmer male and seruandis feis to be payit of the 
reddiest of my gudis : Item, levis to the puir of Edinburgh, ten pundis : Item, 
to the boy of my chalmer, Johnne Thomesouu, fourty s. Sic subscribitur, Maister 
Henry Balnawes of Halhill w* my hand. 

Item, upon the tuentie day of Januar, the yeir abone writtin, he left of 
Patrik Schewes of Kenbak, foure scoir merkis, nochtwithstanding that he wes 
curatour to him, and that the said Patrik wes in his danger and he nocht in his, 
and for helping him to plennis his ground, prowyding that gif it sal happin him 
to call or persew his executouris or intromettouris with his gudis for ony caus 
proceding of the said Mr. Henry, in that cais he wille, be fchir presentis, that 
this legacie expire and be null of the self, and that the comptis be hard of his 
tyme of his curatorie as salbe gevin up. Sic subscribitur, Mr. Henry Balnaves 
of Halhill w l my hand. Ita est Willelmus Patersoun, notarius in premissis 
requisitus. G. SlNCLARE. 

We, Maisteris Robert Maitland, dene of Abirdene, ane of the senatouris of 
the college of justice, Edward Henrysoun, doctor in the lawis, Clement 
Litill and Alexander Sym, aduocattis, commissaris of Edinburgh, specialie con- 
stitut for confirmatioun of testamentis, be the tennour heirof, ratefeis, appreuis, 
and confirmis this present testament or inventar, in sa far as the samin is deulie 
and lauchfullie maid, of the gudis and geir abone specifiit allanerlie, and gevis and 
committis the intromissioun with the samin to the said James Melvill, onlie 
executour and intromettour nominat be the said vmquhile Maister Henry, con- 
forme to his latter will, abone writtin, reseruand compt to be maid be the said 
James thairof, as accordis of the law, and he, being sworne, hes maid faith 
treulie to exerce the said office, and hes fundin cautioun that the gudis and geir 
abone specifiit salbe furthcumand to all parties havand interes as law will, as 
ane act maid thairupoun beris : In witnes heirof, the sele of office of the said 
Commissarie is affixt at Leith, the xvij day of Marche, the yeir of God j m v c 
thre skoir ellevin yeiris. Johne Johnestoun. 

Indorsed : The quote of this testament be compositioun of my lordis com- 
missaris extendis to twenty merkis. Maister Jhonne Leirmont. 



1574.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 121 



100. Testament of Margaret Bonar, Lady Raith. 10th March 1574. 

The Testament Dative and Itmentar of the guidis and geir, sowmes of money, 
and dettis pertenyng to wmquhile Margaret Bonar, Lady Rayth, the 
tyme of hir deceis, quha deceissit in the moneth of October, the yeir 
of God ane thowsand fyve hundreth thre scoir and fourtene yeiris, 
faythfullie maid and gewin vp be Johnne Melving, laird of Raith, fader 
and administratour to Agnes and Jonefc Melvingis, their lauchfull 
barnes, and executouris datiues decernit to hir be decreit of the comissaris 
of Edinburght, as the samen of the dait the sewinteine day of Februair, 
the yeir of God foirsaid, at lenth proportis. 

In the first, the said wmquhile Margaret had the guidis and geir, sowmes of 
money and dettis of the awaill and prices efter following pertenyng to hir the 
tyme of hir deceis foirsaid, wiz., vpone the ground and landis of the baksyde of 
Turbane, threttene oxin, price of the pece, sax pundis ; summa, thre scoir and auch- 
tene pundis : Item, of yowis and wedderis, four scoir and tua, price of the scoir 
our heid, saxtene pundis ; summa, thre scoir and fyve pundis twelf schilling : 
Item, fyftie thre lambes, price of the pece our heid, sax schilling audit penneis ; 
summa, seuyntene pundis threttene schilling four penneis : Item, thre ky, price of 
the pece, fywe pundis sax schilling aucht penneis ; summa, saxtene pundis : 
Item, tua quoyis of tua yeir auldis, and tua stirkis, price of the pece our heid, 
fourtie schilling ; summa, aucht pundis : Item, tua work hors, price of the pece, 
tuelf pundis ; summa, tuentie four pundis : Item, in his barne yarde, sax roukis of 
aittis, estimat to sewin chalder of aittis, price of the boll, with the fodder, threttie 
fywe schilling ; summa, ane hundreth and four scoir saxtene pundis : Item, mair 
ane rouk of beir, estimat to fyftene bollis beir, price of the boll, with the fodder, 
thre pundis ; summa, fourtie fywe pundis : Item, in vtencilis and domicilis, 
estimat to thre scoir sax pundis thretene schilling four penneis. 

Summa of the inventar, v c xyj li. xviij s. viij d. 

Followis the dettis awin to the deid. Imprimis, thair was awin to the said 
wmquhile Margaret be the tennentis and occupyaris of the manis of Rayth, for the 
half fermes of thair landis thair occupyit be thame, of this instant crope and yeir 
of God lxxiiij yeiris, four chalder meill, price of the boll, fourtie thre schilling 
four penneis ; summa, ane hundreth and threttie aucht pundis threttene schilling- 
four penneis : Item, mair awin be thame of thair saide half fermes, threttie tua 
bollis beir, price of the boll, fyftie thre schilling four penneis ; summa, four scoir 
and fywe pundis sax schilling aucht penneis : Item, half ane chalder quheit, price of 

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122 CHARTERS OP THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1574. 

the boll, thre pundis ; summa, tuentie four pundis : Item, awiu be the tennentis of the 
foir syd of Turbane, for the half fermes of thair landis thair, of the crope and yeir 
of God foirsaid, threttie bollis beir, price of the boll, fyftie thre schilling four pen- 
neis ; summa, four scoir pundis: Item, awin be the tennentis and occupyaris of the 
landis of Pitcunmark and Schawis Mylne, for thair half fermes, of the crope and 
yeir of God foirsaid, threttie bollis meill, price of the boll, fourtie thre schillings 
four penneis ; summa, thre scoir and fy we pundis : Item, mair awin be thame of 
thair said half fermes, auchtene bollis beir, price of the boll, fyftie thre schilling 
four penneis ; summa, fourtie aucht pundis : Item, awin be Johnne Tod, tuentie 
four schilling : Item, awin be Robert Eannaldsoun, of the crope and yeir of God 
lxxiij yeiris, four bollis quheit, price of the boll, thre pundis ; summa, tuelf 
pundis : Item, awin be Johnne Michelsoun, tuentie fywe pundis : Item, awin be 
Dauid Hagie, for ane furlatt of meill, ten schilling : Item, awin be Walter Linde- 
say ten pundis thre schilling : Item, awin be Johnne Millar, maltman, aucht 
pundis : Item, awin be Dauid Jamesoun, ten schilling : Item, awin be James 
Birrell, tuentie tua pundis. 

Summa of the dettis awin to the deid, v c xx H vij s. 

Summa of the inuentar, with the dettis, j m xxxvij u v s. viij d. 

Followis the dettis awin be the deid. Item, thair was awin be the said 
vmquhile Margaret Boner to Margaret Malvill in Dysert, thre scoir and ten pundis : 
Item, mair awin to hir our yeir for four bollis meill, nyne pundis : Item, awin to 
Archebald Melvill in Dysert, tuentie pundis : Item, awin to James Talpe, fourtie 
pundis : Item, awin to Jhone Inglis, baxster, four pundis : Item, awin to Johnne 
Hird, fourtie schilling : Item, awin to Marioun Williamesoun in Kircaldie, tuentie 
sax pundis, nyne schilling, tua penneis : Item, awin to Janet Plant in Kircaldie, fourtie 
pundis auchtene schilling aucht penneis : Item, mair awin to hir for tua bollis aitt 
meill, four pundis ten schilling : Item, awin to Robert Erwyng, tuentie fywe pundis 
fywe schilling : Item, awin to Dauid Kynnynmonth threttie ane pundis : Item, awin 
to Robert Lychtman, maltman, fourtie four merkis : Item, awin to Johnne Clark 
in Dysert, fourtie pundis : Item, mair awin to him for tua bollis malt, sax pundis : 
Item, awin to Symon Marioribankis, tuentie aucht pundis fyftene schilling : Item, 
awin to James Wod, fyfty pundis : Item, awin to James Gray, maltman, tuentie 
four pundis nyne schilling four penneis : Item, awin to the Ladie Monquhanny, 
fourtie merkis : Item, awin to William Litster in Kingorne, ten merkis : Item, 
awin to Dauid Hutschone, fleshear, tuentie pundis sewintene schilling : Item, 
awin to Williame Lambe, tuentie sax merkis : Item, awin to Margaret Erwing, 
ten pundis : Item, awin to Issobell Bacanquell, four pundis ten schilling : Item, 
awin to Cristiane Hunyman, for aill, fywe pundis aucht schilling aucht penneis : 



1574.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 123 

Item, awin to , baxster, fywe pundis ten schilling : Item, awin to 

Bob. Litster in Kirkcaldie, fywe pundis ten schilling : Item, awin to Williame 
Gray, gardener, sax pundis ten schilling : Item, awin to Helene Bynde, tuentie 
schilling : Item, awin to Allie Porteous, thre pundis tuelf schilling : Item, awin to 
Bessie Andersoun, sax pundis : Item, awin to tua wobsteris, fywe pundis ten schil- 
ling : Item, awin to Maister Peter Ramsay, four scoir of merkis : Item, awin to 
Dauid Pait, thre pundis : Item, awin to Agnes Peirsoun, threttie tua schilling : 
Item, awin to Willie Cois, four bollis meill, price of the boll, fourtie fywe schilling ; 
summa, nyne pundis : Item, mair awin to him, fourtie schilling : Item, awin to 
Magie Boner, fywe pundis and ten schilling : Item, awin to Cristiane Boner, aucht 
pundis : Item, awin to the Ladie of Monquhanny in Dysert, of annuellis to be vp- 
liftit furth of the landis of Bayth, Turbane, and Pitcunmerk, fourtie merkis : 
Item, awin to Margaret Maluill, of annuell, tuentie pundis : Item, awin to Arche- 
bald Meluill, of annuell, aucht pundis sax schilling audit penneis : Item, awin to 
Marioun Williamesoun in Kircaldie, of annuellis, ten merkis : Item, awin to 
Margaret Erwing in Kingorne of wictuall, viz., fywe bollis meill, and tua bollis 
beir ; price of the boll meill, fourtie thre schilling four penneis ; price of the boll 
beir, fyftie thre schilling four penneis ; summa, saxtene pundis thre schilling four 
penneis : Item, to Jhonne Lowdoun, of annuellis, ten merkis : Item, awin to 
Williame Litster and James Haip, of annuell, ten merkis : Item, awin to Maister 
Peter Spens, of annuellis, tuentie merkis : Item, awin to James Ekling, of an- 
nuellis, ten merkis : Item, awin to William Lambe, of annuellis, threttie thre 
schilling four penneis. 

Summa of the dettis awin be the deid, vij c lxxj u xvj s. ij d. 

Eestis of fre geir, the dettis deducit, ij c lxv H ix s. vj d. 
To be deuidit in thre pairtis, 

The deidis pairt is, lxxxviij 11 ix s. x d. 

We, Maisteris Eobert Maitland, dene of Aberdene, Eduard Henrisoun, doctor 
in the lawis, Clement Litill, and Alexander Sym, aduocattis, commissaris of Edin- 
burgh, specialie constitut for confirmatioun of testamentis, vnderstanding that 
efter dew summoning and lauchfull warning, maid be forme of edict, oppinlie, as 
efferis, of the executouris and intromettouris with the gudis and geir of the 
said vmquhile Margaret Boner, and of vtheris havand interes, to compeir iudici- 
allie befoir ws at ane certane day bipast, to heir and se executouris datiuis de- 
cernit to be gevin, admittit, and confermit be vs, in and to the gudis and geir 
quhilkis iustlie perteinit to the said vmquhile Margaret the tyme of hir deceis, or 
ellis to schaw ane ressonabill caus quhy, etc. We decernit thairintill, as oure 



124 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1574. 

decreit gevin thairupoun beris, conforme to the quliilk we, in owre soueraue 
lordis name and auctoritie, makis, constitutis, ordinis, and confermis the saidis 
Agnes and Jonet Melvingis, lauchfull bairnis to the said vmquhile Margaret, as 
neirest of kin to hir, in executouris datiuis, with power to thame to intromet, vp- 
tak, follow, and persew, as law will, the gudis and geir abone specifiit, and 
thairwith to outred dettis to creditouris, and generallie all and sindrie vther 
thingis to do, exerce, and vse, that to the office of executorie datiue is knawin to 
pertene, prouiding that the saidis executouris sail ansuer and rander compt 
vpoun thair intromissioun quhen and quhair the samin salbe requirit of thame, 
and that the saidis gudis salbe furthcumand to all pairteis havand interes, as law 
will. Quhairvpoun thay haif fundin cautioun as ane act maid thairupoun beris. 
In witnes heirof, the sele of office of the said commissarie is affixt, at Edinburgh, 
the tent day of Merche 1574, anno j m v c Ixxiiij yeiris. 

JOHNE JOHNESTOUN. 

Indorsed : The quote of this testament as it standis extendis to four pundis 
aucht schillingis. Maister Jhon Leirmont. 



101. Receipt by George Meldrum of Fyvie to Sir Eobert Melville of 
Murdochcairnie, for a garnishing of gold. 27th April 1585. 

I, George Meldrum of Fywie grantis me, be the tennour heirof, to haif ressauit 
fra ane honorabill man, Sir Robert Melweill of Murdocarnye, knycht, ane garnis- 
ing of gold sett with pearle, diamondis, and rubeis, quhilk wes ingagit be me in 
the said Sir Robertis handis, quhairof I liald me weill contentit and satisfeit, and 
thairfoir I, my airis, executouris, and assignayis, exoneris, quitclames, and dis- 
chargis the said Sir Robert, his airis, executouris, and assignayis, of the foirsaid 
garnesing for now and ewer : As alsua be thir presentis obleissis me and my 
foirsaidis to warrand, frie, and releiff the said Sir Robert and his foirsaidis of the 
said garnesing of gold sett with pearle, diamondis, and rubeis, as said is, at all 
handis haifing enteres, or onyewayis may pretend to haif enteres aganis the 
samen. In witness of the quhilk, I haif subscryuit thir presentis with my hand 
at Edinburgh, the xxvij day of Apryll, the yeir of God i m v c fourescoir fywe yeiris, 
befoir thir witnessis, Jhonne Meldrum off Jaxistoune, Jhonne Meldrum, brother 
to the laird off Fyvie ; Thomas Meldrum, at the Myill off Knok Leith ; Androv 
Meldrum, aperand off Jaxistowne. G. Meldrum of Fyuie. 



1586.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 125 



102. Letters by Patrick, Master of Gray, coinmendator of Dunfermline, rati- 
fying the erection of Burntisland into a Royal Burgh ; and also the 
infeftment of Sir Robert Melville of Murdochcairnie, and Robert Melville, 
his son. 10th May 1586. 

Be it kend tyll all men be thir present letteris me, Patrik, Maister of Gray, com- 
mendatare of the abbay of Dumfermeling, with expres consent of the convent 
thairof, that forsamekle as vmquhill George, archidene of Sanctandrois, and com- 
mendatare of the said abbay and convent of the samyn for the tyme, dimittit, 
resignit, and ourgaif, for thame and thair successouris, in the handis of oure 
souerane lordis vmquhill derrest gudischir King James the Fyft, of maist nobill 
memorie, to remane with him and his successouris for evir, all and haill the porte 
and hevin callit the hevin of Bruntiland, lyand contigue with the landis of Westir 
Kingorne, within the schirefdome of Fyiff : And als, all and hail] the stane hous, 
toure, and fortalice, sumtyme callit the Abbotis Hall, with the vtheris houssis and 
bigginis thairof, with sex akeris of land nixt adiacent to the said poirt and hevin, 
beginnand fra the northe w (sic) of the said stane hous and toure, and passand 
directlie eist as the heid of the hill passis vpoun the northe pairt, and fra the foir- 
said port and hevin as the sie fiowis vpoun the foirsaidis landis of Westir Kingorne 
to the eistwart, ay and quhill the foirsaidis sex akeris of land be compleit for 
bigging of ane toun, for vsing of the said poirt and hevin as in the said dimis- 
sioune and resignatioune at mair lenth is contenit : Be wertew quhairof the said 
stane hous, toure, and fortalice, with the poirt and hevin foirsaid, and the saidis 
sex akeris land becomand propertie to oure said souerane lordis vmquhill derrest 
gudschir ; and thairfoir his hienes erectit the said poirt of Bruntiland in 
frie poirt, and the burght thairof in ane frie burght regall, with all 
privelegis and immuniteis pertening .thairto, and siclyk and als frilie as 
ony vthir frie burght wes erectit within this realme ; lyk as alsua oure 
said souerane lordis derrest mothir in hir perfyte aige gaif, granttit, and disponit 
to the richt honorabill Sir Robert Melvill of Murdocairny, knicht, his airis and 
assignais, the said stane hous, toure, and fortalice, and vtheris houssis adiacent 
thairto, with thair pertinentis ; be quhais resignatioune Robert Melvill, his sone, 
is laitlie infeft heretablie be oure souerane lord, and be wertew of his infeftment, 
is in peceabill possessioune thairof; and we, the commendatare and convent foir- 
said, vnderstandand and perfytelie knawand that the said dimissioune and resigna- 



126 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1586. 

tioune, with all infeftmentis and, namelie, the erectioune of the said burght 
following thairvpoun, ar in the lait parliament haldin at Linlythc|uow, vpoun the 
tuelf day of December last bypast, in the yeir of God i m v c fourescoir fyve yeris, 
ratefeit and apprevit, as ane speciall Act of Parliament maid thairanent at mair 
lentht proportis : And now, we having considderatioune that the said resignatioune 
and dimissioune wes maid for maist iust and ressonable caussis tending to the 
furthsetting of the poHcie of the realme in thais boundis quhair the said port, 
hevin, and burght ar situat, and for diueris vthir ressonable caussis moving ws 
thairto, we, for oure selffis and oure successouris ratefie, appreve, and afferme the 
said first dimissioune, resignatioune, and ourgevin of the said stane hous, toure, and 
fortalice, callit of auld the Abbotis Hall, with the vtheris houssis lyand nixt 
adiacent thairvnto, and thair pertinentis, and of the said poirt and hevin, and of 
the saidis sex akeris of land dimittit and resignit for bigging of the said burght, 
boundit and merchit as said is, with the said erectioune of the toun of Bruntiland 
in ane frie burght royall, and of the said hevin in ane frie poirt ; and siclyk we 
ratefie and appreve the saidis infeftmentis of the said stane hous, toure, fortalice 
and vtheris houssis adiacent thairto, maid to the said- Sir Eobert Melvill, and 
Kobert Melvill, his sone, and his airis respectiue, in all pointis, beidis, claussis, and 
circumstancis thairof ; and faithfullie bind and obleis ws and oure successouris 
that we sail nevir call the samyn in questioune, directlie or indirectlie, in ony 
tyrne cumming ; bot that the samyn sail remane and abyde with oure said 
souerane lord and his successouris, and the foirsaidis personis, thair immediat 
tennentis thairof, eftir the forme and tennoure of thair infeftment, but impediment 
or obstacle to be maid be ws and oure successouris in ony tyme to follow heireftir, 
dischairgeand all actioune, suite, and querrell that we and oure successouris may 
have, clame or pretend to the said toun, poirt, hevin, stane hous, toure, fortalice, 
and vtheris houssis pertening thairto, or to the maillis, proffeitis, and dewteis 
thairof, directlie or indirectlie, in ony tyme bypast, or to cum, to the effect that 
the said Sir Eobert Melvill, and the said Eobert, his sone, and his airis, and the 
inhabitants of the said burght, ilkane for thair awin pairtis respectiue, may 
peceablie bruik and joyse the samyn in tyme cumming: And for the mair securitie, 
we ar content and consentis that thir presentis be actit and registrat in the 
buikis of parliament or counsall, to haiff the strenthe of ane act and decreit 
thairof, with lettres executoreallis to pas thairvpoun in forme as efferis ; and for 
consenting to the registring of the samyn, makis and constitutis Mr. Thomas Craig, 
and ilk ane of thame, coniunctlie and seuerallie, oure verrie laufull, vndowtit, 
and irreuocable procuratouris ; promittendo de rato. In witness of the quhilk to 
thir presentis subscry vit with our handis the commoun seall of our said abbay is 



1586.] AND OF THE LESLIES OP LEVEN. 127 

appendit. At Edinburgh, the tenth day of Maie, the yeir of God i m v c fourescoir 

sex yeris, befoir thir witnessis. 

Alex r Stevine, ad id[em]. Joh es An&US, ad id[em]. 

. . . Mailvill, witnes. Thomas Jamesone. P. M R of Gray. 

Walter Adamsoun, Alex r Aitkin, ad id[em]. 

witnes. Andreas Gray, ad id[em]. William Lummisden. 

Indorsed : 6 July 1586. I, as procuratour for the abbot of Dunfermling and 
convent thairof, consentis to the registring heirof. 




6 July 1586. Comperit Mr. Thomas Craig, procuratour, and consentit to 
the reaistrmsc heirof. 



103. Notarial Declaration by William Barclay of Touch, as to his igno- 
rance of a contract of marriage between Sir William Scott of Balwearie 
and Sir John Melville of Baith. 14th May 1586. 

Apud Kirkcaldie, decimo quarto die mensis Maii, anno Domini millesimo 
quingentesimo octuagesimo sexto, annoque regni supremi domini 
nostri regis decimo nono. 
The quhilk day, in presens of me, notar public admittit, and vitnessis vnderwrittin, 
comperit personallie the rycht honorabill Johne Malwill, elder of Baithe, quha 
past to the personall presens of William Barclay of Towcht, quha being demandit, 
askit, and requirit be the said Johne Malwill of Baithe to testifie and declair the 
trewtht in the materis and thingis vnderwrittin, vpoun his saull and conscience, as 
he wald ansuer to God at the day of iugement, quhen as the secreitis of all hartis 
sulci be discloisit, the said William Barclay of Towch being seik of persone, bot 
yit of perfyt remembrance, the haly ewangell twichit, and being dewlie sworn for 
declaratioun of the trewtht declairis as followis : First, that he wes newer present at 
na contract of mariage past be vritt, nor vtherwayes, betuix vmquhill Schir 
William Scott of Balwerie, knycht, and vmquhill Schir Johne Malwill of Baithe, 
and his sone ; secundle, that he newer hard be the said vmquhill Schir Johne 



128 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1586. 

Mahvill, uor na vtheris, nor yit be bruit nor report, that the said vmquhill Schir 
Jolme Mahvill, hed ressawit fra the said vmquhill Schir William Scott, the sowme 
of tua hundrethe merkis, in part of payment of tochir gud promittit be the said 
vmquhill Schir Williame, with his dochter, to the said vmquhill Johne, with his 
sone, nor yit na vtheris sowmes of monej for that caus, nor na vtheris ; thridlie, 
that he harde the said vmquhill Schir Johne Mahvill of Raythe affirme, and say oft 
and mony tymes, that he suld newir put his eldest sone in the fie of his landis, nor 
yit suld be obleist thairto ; and last of all, that Mr. Thomas Scott of Brunscheillis 
came to him within thir lait yeiris quha wald haif persuadit him, as it wer, that 
he wes ane vitnes in the said contract of mariage ; at the quhilk tyme he con- 
stantlie affirmit that he newer knewe sic thinge. Super quibus omnibus et singu- 
lis prefatus Joannes Mahvill de Eaithe a me notario publico subscripto sibi fieri 
et confici petiit instrumenta publica, vnum vel plura, quotquot fuerint necessaria. 
Acta erant hec in domo habitationis dicti Villelmi Barclay de Towcht horam cir- 
citer terciam post meridiem sub anno, die, mense, et anno regni regis quibus 
supra ; presentibus ibidem Joanne Barclay de Towcht, Dauide Barclay eius filio, 
Jacobo Mahvill, Jacobo Birrell, Dauide Mahvill, conburgensibus burgi predicti, 
et Henrico Orrok in Towcht, testibus ad premissa vocatis pariterque rogatis et 
requisitis. A. Broun, notarius publicus in premissis 

requisitus asseruit. 



104. Agreement between John Melville, elder, of Raith, Grizel Meldrum, 
his spouse, and John Melville, apparent of Raith. 31st January 1587. 

At Rayth, the last day of Januar, the yeir of God j m v° fourscoir and sewin 
yeiris, it is finallie endit and apunctit betuix the rycht honourabill pairteis Johnne 
Maluill of Raythe and Girsall Meldrum, now his spous, vpoun that ane part, and 
Johne Maluill, apeirand of Rayth, vpone that vther jiart, in maner following : 
Forsamikill as be contractis of mareages it wes contractit that the said Johnne 
Maluill, youngar, suld be put in fie in all and haill the landis and manes of Rayth, 
Turbane, Pitconmark, Schawismilne, Pitscottie, Fedinche, and thair pertinentis, 
reseruand lyfrent thairof to the said Johne Maluill of Rayth, elder, and the said 
Girsall, his spous, coniunctfe and teircis thairoff, quhen the samin salhappin, with 
libertie to the said Johnne Maluill of Rayth, elder, for his awin releyf and help of 
the rest of his bairnes, to tak vpoune the saidis landis of Fedinche and Pitscottie, 
tuelf thousand markis Scoittis, besyid the aucht thousand and fywe hundreth 
markis wedset of befoir vpoun the saidis landis, off the quhilk tuelf thowsand 



1587.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 129 

markis, fywe thousand markis thairof prowydit to the airis betuix the said Johnne 
Maluill of Eayth, aud G-irsall Meldrum, his present spous, thre thousand markis 
thairof prowydit to Thomas Maluill, lauchfull sone to the said Johnne and 
vmquhill Margret Bonar, his spous, and four thousand markis, makand out the 
said twelf thousand markis to the rest of the bairnis betuix the said Johnne 
Maluill and Girsall Meldrum, his spous ; with prowisioun thairin giff the said 
Johnne Maluill of Eaith, elder, be preuentit be death befor the said Johne 
Maluill, his sone, that the said Johne Maluill, youngar, sail pay the haill annuel- 
rentis of the said tuelf thousand markis, with sindre vtheris claussis specefeit 
in the saidis contractis : Thairfor, for releyfing of the said Johne Maluill of 
Eayth, and Johne Meluill, his sone, his airis, and assignais, and the rest of 
the leving of Rayth, of the saidis thre seuerall sowmis of fywe thousand, four 
thousand, and thre thousand markis respectiue forsaid, makand the said tuelf 
thousand markis, and annuallis thairof, as said is, the said Johnne Malwyll, youngar, 
with counsall, consent, and assent of his said father, is content, and consentis be 
thir presentis that his father foirsaid, nochtwithstanding the saidis contractis, and 
that part quhair he suld be put in fie in all and haill the foirsaidis landis that his 
said father, in full contentatioun and satisfactiowne of the saidis thre sowmes 
respectiue, extending to tuelf thousand markis, infeft sufficientlie James Maluill 
lauchfull sone procreat betuix the said Johne Maluill of Eayth, elder, and Girsall 
Meldrum, now his spous, his airis and assignais quhatsumeuer in all and haill 
the said landis of Fedinche and pertinentis, Hand within the regalitie of Sanet 
Androis and schirefdome of Fyiff, be resignatioun, confirmatioun, or wtherwyis, 
and ratefeis and apreyffis the infeftmentis thairof quhatsumeuir in all punctis 
alreddy giwin to the said James Maluill, and to that effect the said Johne 
Maluill, youngar, for him, his airis, and assignais, and all vtheris, be the tennour 
heirof, reminds and ouregiffis all richt, title of richt, clame, propertie, and 
possessioun quhatsumeuir, quhilkis in the saidis landis of Fedinche and pertin- 
entis he has, had, or may clame, or haif be ony maner of way in tymes cuming, 
to, and in fauouris of the said James Maluill, his airis and assignais, quhat- 
sumeuir, and that in full contentatioun and satisfactioun of the saidis 
thre seuerall sowmes, extending to tuelf thousand markis respectiue foirsaid, 
and sail neuir cum in the contrair heirof, nor moiff actioun aganes the said 
James and his foirsaidis heirfor ; and gif it salhappin the said Johnne Maluill, 
youngar, his airis and assignais, to obtene infeftment of the saidis landis of 
Fedinche and pertinentis in ony tyme heirefter, than and in that cais sail resigne 
and renunce the samin toties quoties in fauouris of the said James and his for- 
saidis ; and mair, the said John Maluill, youngar, be thir presentis, consentis to the 
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130 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1587. 

alienatioun maid be John Maluill, his father, of four hundreth markis yeirlie 
annuell of the saidis landis of Fedinche vpoun reuersiones of four thousand markis 
to the said Johnne Melwyll elderis four youngast dochtaris, Alisoun, Margret, 
Cirstiane, and Catherene Malwyllis, ilk ane of thame ane hundreth markis annuell 
vpoun redemptiouu, ilk ane of thame of ane thousand markis, conforme to thair 
infeftmentis, contening in thame reuersiones be ressoun of thair les ages, quhilk 
sowme of four thousand markis is ane part of the said tuelf thousand markis as 
said is, quhilk annuel rentis of four hundreth markis yeirlie, the said Johne 
Maluill, youngar, bindis and oblissis him to pay to the saidis lassis induring the 
said Girsall Meldrumis lyftyme efter her said husbandis deceis allennarlie, als the 
said Johne Melwyll, youngar, be thir presentis, consentis to the giffmg of claus off 
warrandyis of the saidis annuelrent of the four hundreth markis furth of the landis 
of Pitscottie Eistar during the lyftyme of the said Girsall Meldrum as said is, and 
na langar, and efter hir deceis the saidis annuallis to be yeirlie and termelie vpliftit 
of the saidis landis of Fedinche and pertinentis, and the saidis landis of Pitscottie 
and pertinentis fred and releyfit thairof fra thyne furth, ay and quhill the laufull 
redemptioun of the saidis annuallis be the said James Melwyll and his foirsaidis, 
and that becaus it is prowydit be contractis foirsaid that the said John Melwyll, 
youngar, sail mak the saidis landis of Fedinche and pertinentis fre to the said 
Girsill Meldrum, with four chaldaris victuall fre to hir of the landis of Turbane, 
and with Schawismiln, mulcturis, miln landis, teindis, and kane thairof during 
hir lyftyme giff sche oure leyfis the said Johne Melwyll of Eayth, hir husband, to 
the quhilk alsua the said John Melwyll, youngar, be thir presentis of new con- 
sentis. For the quhilk caus the said Girsall Meldrum, with expres counsall, con- 
sent and assent of hir said husband, be the tennour heirof, of hir awin fre motiwe 
will vncoactit or compellit heirto, nocht withstanding ony contractis of befoir, 
renuncis, and frelie oure gifis all and haill hir coniunctfe and lyfrentis of the 
landis of Pitconmark and partinentis Hand within the regalitie of Dunfermling and 
schirefdome forsaid, except Schawismiln, mulcturis, teindis, kane thairof, and 
pertinentis, and als renunces the half landis of Rayth and pertinentis giffin hir in 
claus of warrandyis of the ane half landis of Pitconmark, quhairin the said Girsall 
wes prowydit becaus of Margret Douglas lyfrent, and that to and in fauouris of 
the said Johne Maluill, youngar, Margret Scot, his spous, thair airis and assignais, 
sua the said Girsill takis hir onelie to the landis of Fedinche and pertinentis for 
nyne chaldaris victuall and the four chaldaris victuall out of Turbane, and to 
Schawismiln and pertinentis foirsaid for thre chaldaris victuall, as hir infeftment 
thairof beris, makand in the haill to hir for hir coniunctfe and all teircis of the 
said leving, saxtene chaldaris victuall, tua part ait maill, and thrid pairt beir, 



1587.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 131 

conforme to hir contract of mareage with the said Johne Maluill of Eayth, now 
hir husband ; and finallie, for the premissis, the said Johnne Melwyll, elder, with 
consent of the said Girsall, his spous, be ressoun of her contract of mareage, sal 
releyf the said Johne Maluill, youngar, his airis and assignais, of the saidis thre 
seuerall sowmes of fywe thousand, four thousand, and thre thousand markis, 
extending to the foirsaid tuelf thousand markis, aud acceptis, thairfoir, the here- 
table richt of Fedinche and pertinentis, to the said Girsall, his spous, in coniunctfe 
for nyne chaldaris victuall, quhairto sche consentis be thir presentis, and eftir hir 
to the said James Malwyll, thair lauchfull sone heretablie, his airis and assignais 
quhatsumeuir, likeas also the said Johne Maluill of Eayth, eldar, bindis and 
oblissis him, and his foirsaidis, to freyth, releyf, and mak the haill rest of the 
leving of Kayth fre of all wedsetis and annuellrentis thairupoun in his lyftyme of 
his deid, except the aucht thousand and fywe hundreth markis specefeit in his 
sones contract. Fynallie, for obseruing, keiping, and fulfilling of all and sindre 
the premissis, all the saidis parteis faythfullie bindis and oblissis thame, thair airis, 
executouris, and assignais, ilk ane to vtheris, for thair awin partis thairof, and for 
the mair securitie ar content, and consentis that thir presentis be insert and 
registrat in the bukis of our Souerans sessioun, and commissaris of Edinburgh 
and Sanctandrois, and decernit to haif the strenthe, force, and effect of actis 
and decreitis thairof, with executoriallis of horning to pas thairupoun at the will 
of the partie requirand, and that the horning be vpone ane simple charge of sax 
dayes allennerlie, and for acting and registering heirof all the saidis parties with 
ane consent and assent, makis and constitutis rycht honourabill Maisteris 

thair procuratouris, coniunctlie and seuerallie, to compeir befoir the saidis 
lordis and commissaris quhatsumeuir dayes and places neidfull, and thair in thair 
names to consent to the registering heirof, promittand to hauld firme and stable 
be thir presentis, subscryuit with thair handis in maner following, day, yeir, and 
place forsaid, befoir thir witnessis, Henry Orrok, W m Kempe, and Johne Bissit, 
tailieour, Henry Young, notar, and John Johnstone. 

I, Girsall Meldrum, with Jhone Maluill of Raith, w 1 my hand, 

my hand at the notaris pen Johne Maluill, apperant of Ray*, v* my hand, 
vndirwrittin, at my command, 

becaus I can nocht subscryve Villiame Kemp, witnes. Henry Orrok, vitnes. 

my selff. Johnne Johnestowne, witnes. 

Ita est Henricus Young notarius publicus admissus, de speciali mandate dicte 
Chrisidis Meldrum subscribere nescientis, vt asseruit, requisitus, asserui. 

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132 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OE MELVILLE [1588. 



105. Discharge by George Auchinleck of Balmanno to John Melville of 
Baith, for 5000 merks of tocher. 25th January 1588. 

I, George Auchinlek of Balmanno, be the tennour heirof, grant me to be satisfyitt 
and contentit of the sowme of ane thousand merkis money promittit to me be 
Johne Melwyn of Baytht, eldar, and Johne his son, fear, in contract of mariage 
betuix Issobell Melwill, dochter to the said laird of Baytht, eldar, and George 
Auchinlek, my eldast son and apperand air, in the first payment of fywe thousand 
merkis appointit to be payitt be the saidis lairdis of Raytht witht the said Issobell 
in tocherguid, as the said contract, of the daitt, att Edinburgh, the xxv of Januar, 
at mair lenth beris ; as alsua I frelie remittis and forgevis to the saidis lairdis of 
Baytht ane of the tua hunderd merkis promittit to be payitt in the lattir end of 
the said contract, for the anuell of tua thousand merkis xx dayis befoir Witson- 
day, in the yeir of God i m v° and four scoir ten yeris, the quhilkis sowmes of 
alevin hunderd merkis money foirsaid promittit to be payitt in maner foirsaid, 
I, for my self, my airis and executouris, exoneris, quytclames, and frelie dis- 
chargis to saidis lairdis of Baytht, eldar and youngar, thair airis and executouris, 
for now and evir, be thir presentis, subscryuit witht my hand at Edinburgh, the 
xxv of Januar the yeir of God i m v c and four scoir audit yeris, befoir thir wit- 
nessis, Bobert Auchinlek, seruitour to Schir Bobert Melwyn, Hendre Orrok, and 
William Kempt, seruitouris to the said laird of Baytht, eldar, witht vtheris dyuers. 
Henry Orrok, vitnes. George Auchinlek of Balmanno, 

Villiame Kemp, vitnes. w' my hand. 



106. Beceipt by David Wemyss of that ilk to John Melville of Baith, 
for 2500 merks of tocher. 15th May 1589. 

I, Dauid Wemys off that ilk, grantis me to haiff receauit, be tenour of this pre- 
sent wret, fra John Melweill of Baith the soume of tuentie fyve hundreth markis 
monei Scottis, in conipleit payment of his dauchter, Margret Melweilis toucher 
gud, my dauchter of law, spous to my sonne, James Wemys, fear of Bogy ; of the 
quhilk soume of tuentie fyve hundreth markis monei foirsaid, being compleit pay- 
ment of the said toucher gud, I hald me weill contentit, payit, and satisfeit, quyt- 
clamis, exoneris, and dischairgis the said John Melweill of Baith, his airis, execu- 
touris, assignayis, and all vtheris quhom it effeiris, of the samyn fra me, my airis, 
executouris, assignayis, and all vtheris pretendand, or that may pretend interes 



1592.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 133 

thairto, be this my acquittaunce subscryuit with my awin hand at the place off 
West Wemys, the fyftein day of Maii, the yeir of God i m v c four scor nyn yeiris, 
befoir thir witnessis, Dauid Lyndsay of Pyotstoun, Henry Young, nottar, and 
Mr. John Tullus, minister at Wemys. 

Dauid Wemyss off that ilk. 

Dauid Lyndesay of Pyotstone, wytnes. 

M. Jhon Tullus, witnes. 

H. Young, notarius, testis. 



107. Receipt by Michael Baleour of Burley to Sir Robert Melville of 
Murdochcairnie, for jewels that belonged to his mother. 23d July 1591. 

I, Michaell Balfour of Burly, gran[tis me] to haue ressauit fra the rycht 
honorabill Schir Robert Meluill of Mvrdocarny [knycht], etc., as executour to my 
vrnquhile mother, Dame Margrat Balfour of Burly, ane [gi]lt cheinzie of gold, 
contenand awcht lang knappis with ane round knap [a]nd peirll at the end ; ane 
pair of braislattis sett with agattis and p[ei]rll ; and ane tablett sett with ane 
sapheir, and with sum snial rubies in the circuit thairof, quhilkis I accep as air- 
schip of the jowellis of my mothirs body, and quhairof I exoner the said Schir 
Robert for ewer, be thir presentis subscriuit with my hand at Edinburgh, the 
xxiij day of Julii, anno, etc., four score ellevin yeiris, befoir thir witnessis, Alex- 
ander Hoppringle, Maisteris Hew Mylis and William Broun, with vther diuers. 

M. Balfour off Burly. 



108. Contract between Sir Robert Melville of Murdochcairnie and James 
Balfour, commendator of the Charterhouse, for sale of the palace of 
Monymail. 1 9 th December 1592. 

At Edinburgh, the xix day of December, the yeir of God i m v c fourscoir tuelf 
yeiris, it is appointit, contractit, and finalie aggreit betuix honorabill pairteis, to. 
wit, Sir Robert Meluill of Murdocarny, knicht, thesaurar to our souerane lord, on 
the ane pairt, and James Balfour, commendatare of the priorie of Charterhous, 
and Mr. Patrik Balfour of Petculloch, his father in law, on the vther pairt, in 
maner, forme, and effect as efter followis : That is to say, the said commendatare, 
with consent of the said Mr. Patrik, for all rycht and titill he and his airis had, 
lies, or may haue, or pretend, to the palice efter specifeit, hes saukl, annaleit, 
and disponit, and be the tennour of thir presentis, with consent foirsaid, sellis, 



134 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1592. 

annaleis, and disponis to the said Sir Robert, his airis and assignais, all and liaill 
the said commendataris palice, Judging, and maner place of Monymeill, with 
honssis, biggingis, yairdis, ortcheardis, barnis, doucattis, cunynghairis, pairtis, 
pendiclis, outsettis, annexis, connexis and dependencis ; and als the grene lyand 
foranent the foir yett of the said place ; and siklyke with all kynd of commoun 
and pasture, with the commoun and communtie of Petcountie and Lethame respec- 
tiue, with all and sindrie priuilegis and richtis quhatsumeuir pertening, or that 
may be ony richt pertene, to the said place of Monymeill, with the pertinentis 
quhilkis ar not specialie and expreslie contenit in the few charteris of the ten- 
nentis of the saidis landis of Petcountie, Lethame, and Kinzeoquhy, and all vther 
waist places pertening to the said maner place of Monymeill, and lyand about the 
samyn, and not lauchfullie sett befoir the making of the infeftment therof to 
vmquhile Sir James Balfour of Pittindrech, knicht, with frie ische and entrie, and 
with power to the said Sir Robert Meluill, his airis and assignais, to caus and 
compell all publict gaitis, streitis, and passages of the saidis landis, and about the 
said place of Monymeill, to be keipit and conseruit in maner and forme vsit and 
wount ; and all and sindrie the stra and fodder reseruit to the possessouris of the 
said place in the few charteris of the tennentis of the saidis landis of Lethame, 
with all vther priuileges, richtis, titillis, and vtheris pertinentis quhatsumeuir, 
lyand in the regalitie of Sanctandrois, within the schirefdome of Fyff; to be haldin 
of our souerane lord and his successouris in the place of the archebischope of 
Sanctandrois, now superiour therof, be virtew of the act of annexatioun, siklike 
and als frelie and for payment of siklike few dewitie as the said vmquhill James 
Balfour held the said place of befoir, and wes obleist to pay be virtew of his 
originall infeftment thairof ; and the said commendatare sail, be his charter of 
alienatioun, deulie infeft and sease the said Sir Robert and his foirsaidis in all and 
liaill his said j>lace and palice, with ther pertinentis and priuilegis respectiue foir- 
saidis, to be haldin as said is with confirmatioun at the expenss of the said Sir 
Robert Meluill to pas thairwpoun ; and the said commendatare sail enter the said 
Sir Robert, and his servandis in his name, to the said palice, houssis, and yairdis, 
and delyuer the possessioun thairof and keyis of the samin betuix this and the 
day of nixtocum ; and the said Sir Robert sail alsua vpoun 

his expenssis caus the infeftment maid be the archebischope of Sanctandrois for 
the tyme to the said vmquhile Sir James Balfour, of the said place and vtheris 
foirsaidis, to be dewlie confermit and past throw the haill seillis ordourlie as 
effeiris ; quhilk confirmatioun being perfite, the said commendatare obleissis him, 
his airis and assignais, to warrand, acquiet, and defend to the said Sir Robert, his 
airis and assignais, all and haill the foirsaid place and palice of Monymeill, with 



1592.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 135 

houssis, biggingis, yairdis, ortcheardis, priuilegis. and vtlieris respectiue, abone 
contenit, with thair pertinentis quhatsumeuir frie and saiff fra all evictioun, 
alienatioun, dispositionn, inconvenientis, fact and deid quhatsumeuir proceiding 
fra the said vmquhile Sir James and the said commendatare allanerlie. For the 
quhilkis caussis the said Sir Eobert Meluill faithfullie bindis and obleissis him, his 
airis, alsweill of tailzie and be provisioun as of lyne, executouris, successouris, and 
assignais quhatsumeuir, to thankfullie content and pay to the said Mr. Patrik 
Balfour of Petculloch, in name of the said commendatare, and at his command, for 
satisfeing of the said commendataris dettis, and to the said Mr. Patrikis airis, 
executouris, or assignais, the sowme of fyve thousand and fyve hundrith merkis 
gude and vsuall money of this realme, in maner and at the termes following : That 
is to say, the sowme of fyve hundrith merkis instantlie in hand to the saidis Mr. 
Patrik and commendatare, quhairof thai hald thame weill contentit, and dischairgis 
the said Sir Eobert, his airis, executouris, and assignais of the samin for euir • tua 
thousand merkis at Witsonday nixtocum, in the yeir of God i m v c fourescoir 
threttene yeiris ; and the sowme of thre thousand merkis money, in compleit pay- 
ment of the said haill sowme of fyve thousand fyve hundrith merkis, betuix that 
and the feist of Martimes nixtocum, in the said yeir of God i m v c fourescoir 
threttene yeiris ; togidder with the sowme of tua hundrith merkis, as for the 
haill yeiris annuelrent of the said sowme of tua thousand merkis, but langer delay, 
fraude, or gyle ; prowyding allwyse like as the said Sir Eobert specialie aggreis 
to this present contract, that in caice it sal happin him or his foirsaidis to failzie 
in payment of the saidis sowmes at the termes respectiue foirsaidis, than and in 
that caice the said Sir Eobert sal be haldin, lyke as be thir presentis obleissis him, 
his airis, alsweill of tailzie and be provisioun as of lyne, executouris, successouris, 
and assignais to repone the said commendatare and his airis in thair awin place 
and richt of the foirsaid palice, priuilegis, and pertinentis thairof abonexpremit ; 
and the said Sir Eobert sail mak resignatioun in the superiouris handis of the 
said palice, with the pertinentis foirsaidis, in fauouris and for infeftment, to be 
gevin agane thairof to the said commendatare and his airis ; as alsua the said 
Sir Eobert nor his foirsaidis sail haue na richt nor actioun to repeit nor craive 
agane fra the said commendatare or Maister Patrik na pairt of the said sowme of 
fyve hundrith merkis ellis payit ; bot thai sail haue just cauis and richt to retene 
the samin in thair awin hand, and for the mair securitie, ather of the saidis pairteis 
ar content, and consentis that thir presentis be insert and registrat in the builds 
of counsall and sessioun, and haue the strenth of ane act and decrete of the lordis 
thairof, and thair auctoritie to be interponit thairto, with executoriallis of horning, 
poinding, and wairding, the ane but preiudice of the vthir, to pas thairwpoun in 



136 CHARTERS OF THE MELVLLLES OF MELVILLE [1592. 

forme as effeiris ; and for registering heirof, makis and constitutis 
and ilk ane of thanie, coniunctlie and seueralie, thair laufull vndoutit and irre- 
uocabill procuratouris to cornpeir befoir tbe saidis lordis and consent to the 
registering of this contract in maner foirsaid : Promittentes de rato, in vberiori 
constitutionis forma : In witnes of the quhilk thing baith the saidis pairteis hes 
subscriuit this contract with thair handis, day, yeir, and place foirsaidis befoir thir 
witnessis, James Bosuell, Robert Auchinlek, Johne Dyn, and Mr. Win. Broun, 
seruitouris to the said Sir Robert, with vther diuers, and Walter Adamesoun. 

S. Robert Meluill of Murdwkarneye, kny'. 

J. Balfour of Charterhus. 

Mr. P. Balfour off Petcullo. 

Walter Adamisoun, witnes. 

R. Auchinlek, witnes. 

W. Broun, witnes. 

James Bosuall as witnes. 

In dorso : Maisteris ye sail in our name, contractaris within writtin, 

compeir before the lordis of sessioun and consent to the registratioun of the 
samin contract, quhilk we promit to hald firme and stabill be thir presentis, 
subscriuit with our handis, day, yeir, and place within mentionat. 

S. Robert Meluill. 

J. Balfour of Charterhus. 

Mr. P. Balfour of Petcullo. 1 

109. Testament of Dame Margaret Ker, spouse of Sir Robert Melville, 
younger of Burntisland. 24th July 1595. 

The Testament Testamentar and Inuentar of the guidis, geir, sovmes of money, 
and dettis pertening to wmquhile Dame Margaret Ker, sumtyme spous 
to the rycht honorabill Sir Robert Melwill, younger of Bruntiland, 
knycht, the tyme of hir deceis, quha deceissit in hir place of Murdo- 
cairney wpone the tuentie four day of Maii the yeir of God ane 
thowsand fywe hundreth fourscoir fourtene yeiris, faythfullie maid and 
gewin vp be the said Sir Robert Meluill of Bruntiland, knycht, hir 

1 A charter was granted by the said James and his successors. Dated at Dundee 20th 

Balfour, conimendator of the Charterhouse, February 1592, and signed by the granter 

to Sir Robert Melville, and Mary Leslie, his and his father-in-law, and by James, Master 

spouse, etc., following on the above disposi- of Sinclair, Andrew Balfour, fiar of Mount- 

tion, to be held from the granter of the king quhany, and other witnesses. 



1595.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 137 

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spous, quhome scho nominat, maid, and constitut hir onlie executour, 

testamentar, and vniuersall intromettour with hir guidis and geir in hir 

latterwill wnderwrittin, as the samyne, subscriuit with hir awin hand 

of the dait, at Murdocairney, the sevint day of Maij, the yeir of God 

foirsaid, at lenth proportis. 

In the first, the said wmquhile Dame Margaret Ker and the said Sir Robert 
Meluill, younger of Bruntiland, knycht, hir spous, had the guidis, geir, sowmes 
of money, and dettis, of the awaill and prices efter following, pertening to thame 
the tyme of hir deceis foirsaid, wiz. : — Item, wpoun the ground and landis of 
Murdocairney tuentie oxin, price of the pece ouerheid, ten pundis ; summa, tua 
hundreth pundis : Item, mair wpoun the said ground and landis of Murdocairney, 
sax ky, price of the pece ouerheid, aucht pundis ; summa, fourtie audit pundis : 
Item, mair wpoun the said ground and landis of Murdocairney, thrie stottis of 
ane yeir auklis, price of the pece ouerheid, fyftie thrie schillingis four penneis ; 
summa, audit pundis : Item, four wark hors by the airschipe hors, price of the 
pece ouerheid, threttene pundis sax schillingis aucht penneis ; summa, fyftie thrie 
pundis sax schillingis audit penneis : Item, mair wpoun the said ground and 
landis, ane meir, price threttene pundis sex schillingis aucht penneis : Item, ane 
meir staig of ane yeir auld, price thairof, ten pund : Item, ane vther wark meir, 
price thairof, ten pund : Item, mair wpoun the said ground and landis, fyftie sex 
milk yowis, price of the pece ouerheid, threttie schillingis ; summa, fourscoir four 
pundis : Item, mair wpoun the said ground and landis, threttie sax yeild yowis 
and gymmeris, price of the pece ouerheid, tuentie sax schillingis aucht penneis ; 
summa, fourty audit pundis : Item, mair wpoun the said ground and landis, 
threttie four wedderis and rammis, price of the pece ouerheid, threttie schillingis ; 
summa, fyftie ane pundis : Item, mair wpoun the said ground and landis of 
Murdocairney, fourty thrie lambes, price of the pece ouerheid, ten schillingis ; 
summa, tuenty ane pundis ten schillingis : Item, sawin on the said ground and 
landis of Murdocairney on the manis thairof, tuentie four bollis quheit, estimat to 
the feird corne, extending to fourscoir saxtene bollis quheit, price of the boll with 
the fodder, sax pundis threttene schillingis four penneis ; summa, sax hundreth 
fourtie pundis : Item, mair sawin on the said ground and landis, auchtene bollis 
peis and benis, estimat to the feird corne, extending to thrie scoir tuelf bollis peis 
and benis, price of the boll with the fodder, fywe pundis ; summa, thrie hundreth 
thriescoir pundis : Item, mair sawin on the said ground and landis, fourtie 
fywe bollis beir, estimat to the feird corne, extending to nynescoir bollis beir, price 
of the boll with the fodder, fywe pundis ; summa, nyne hundreth pundis : Item, 

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'138 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1595. 

mair sawin on the said ground and landis of Murdocairney, fourscoir bollis aittis, 
estimat to the thrid come, extending to tuelf scoir bollis aittis, price of the boll, 
with the fodder, four pundis ; summa, nyne hundreth thriescoir pundis : Item, in 
vtencilis and domicilis by the airschipe, togidder with the abuilzementis and 
ornamentis of hir bodie, estimat and extending to the sowme of thrie hundreth 
threttie thrie pundis sex schillingis audit penneis money. 

Summa of the inuentar, iij m vij c xl lll> x s. 

Na dettis awin to the deid. 

Folio wis the dettis awin be the deid. Item, thair was awin be the said 
wmquhile Dame Margret Ker and the said Sir Robert Meluill of Bruntiland, 
knycht, hir spoils, to Dauid Mour, for his yeiris fie, the sowme of ten pundis 
money : Item, awin to Jhonne Braid, seruand, for ane yeiris fie the sowme of ten 
pundis money : Item, awin to Thomas Swintoun for his fie the sowme of ten 
pundis threttene schillingis four penneis : Item, awin to Jhone Layng, for his fie, 
the sowme of fourtie schillingis : Item, awin to Robert Fouller, the sowme of 
fourtie schillingis : Item, awin to Robert Andersoun, the sowme of fy we pundis : 
Item, awin to Jhone Mylis, the sowme of tuelf pundis : Item, awin to Dauid 
Seytoun, for his byrun fies, the sowme of ane hundreth pundis : Item, awin 
to Issobell Clapane, for byrun fies, the sowme of fourtie pundis : Item, awin to 
Cristiane Symesoun, the sowme of ten pundis : Item, awin to Dauid Robertsoun 
in Couper of Fyff, the sowme of tuentie pundis : Item, awin to Alexander Wod- 
derburne thair, the sowme of tuenty fywe pundis : Item, awin to Jhonne Dais, 
fiescheour in Couper, the sowme of ane hundreth pundis : Item, awin to Williams 
Wilsoun thair, the sowme of tuentie pundis : Item, awin to Jhonne Hackstoun in 
Hilcairney, of borrowit money, the sowme of tua hundreth pundis : Item, awin to 
Williame Lamb in the Steill, the sowme of fourscoir ten pundis : Item, awin to 
Jhonne Kynnisman in Rethillet, the sowme of ten pundis : Item, awin to 
Beatrix Hunter, the sowme of allewin pundis : Item, awin to Jhonne Patersoun, 
younger, the sowme of sax pundis : Item, awin to Grissell Russell in Bruntiland, 
the sowme of threttie sex pundis : Item, awin to Thomas Wichtman, fiescheour 
thair, the sowme of tuentie sewin pundis : Item, awin to Jhonne Robertsoun, malt- 
man, the sowme of fourscoir ane merkis : Item, awin to Robert Fluikar, the sowme 
of aucht pundis : Item, awin to Jhonne Wylie, the sowme of aucht pundis : Item, 
to Jhonne Coilzear, the sowme of thrie pundis : Item, awin to Williame Broun, 
fiescheour thair, the sowme of fywe pundis : Item, awin to James Rannald, mer- 
chand burges of Edinburgh, the sowme of tua hundreth tuentie sax pundis : Item, 
awin to Robert Jowsie, merchand burges of Edinburgh, the sowme of tua hun- 
dreth threttie thrie pundis sex schillingis aucht penneis : Item, awin to Robert 



1595.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 139 

Erskin, tailzeour, the sowme of fourtie pundis : Item, awin to James Merschell, 
cordiner, the sowme of fourtene pundis : Item, to Jlioime Dowgall, merchand, the 
sowme of thriescoir ten pundis : Item, awin to Maister Robert India [Hyndshaw], 
minister at Kilmaney, for teind siluer, the sowme of thriescoir pundis : Item, awin 
to Williame Symontoun, saidler, the sowme of tuentie pundis : Item, awin to 
Williame Monypenny, sone to the laird of Pitmillie, of borrowit siluer, the sowme 
of ane hundreth pundis money : Item, to Dauid Sibbald of Lethame, the sowme 
of fywe hundreth merkis : Item, mair awin to the said Williame Monypenny, 
sonne to the laird of Pitmillie, the sowme of thrie hundreth threttie thrie pundis 
sax schillingis aucht penneis money. 

Summa of the dettis awin be the deid, ii m ii°liiii llb xiii s iiii d . 

Eestis of frie geir, the dettis deducit, i m iiii c lxxxv hb xvi s viii d . 

To be diuidit in tua partis, deidis part is vii c xlii llb xviii s iiii d . 

Followis the deidis legacie and latterwill. Wpone the sevint day of Maij, 
the yeir of God ane thowsand fywe hundreth fourscoir fourtene yeiris, the quhilk 
day the said Dame Margaret Ker, spous to Sir Robert Meluill, younger of Brunt- 
iland, knycht, maid hir legacie and latterwill in maner following, wiz. : In the 
first, my saull repoissis in my nierciefull God Omnipotent and luiffing father, 
throuch Chryst, his sone, my onlie Saluiour, quha hes redemit me frome all my 
synnis, and assuiris me heirof, be the wirking of his Holie Spreit in me trew fayth 
and lywelie hoip, witnessing to my conscience and spreit this present confort and joy 
in saull, quhilk I hoip to possess fullellie at my desolutioun, quhen it sail pleis the 
Lord of mercie to end my battell heir on erth. Nixt, I leif my bodie heir on eirth to 
be vsit and bureit at my husbandis wisdome and discretioun. Thridlie, I mak, 
constitut, and nominat the said Sir Robert Meluill of Bruntiland, knycht, my 
husband, my onlie executour and intromittour with my haill guidis and geir, and 
to gif vp inuentar bayth of the guidis, geir, and dettis, and to satisfie and pay all 
creditouris and seruandis fies quhatsumewer I am addeitit to onie persoune or 
persounes. Last, that my husband may the better accompleische and performe 
this my will in all thingis as I haif particularlie declairit and recommendit vnto 
him, and speciallie to gif to the pure the sowme of ane hundreth pundis, to be 
vsit at his awin discretioun and dispositioun, I mak and constitut him, be this 
my legacie, assignay and donatour to my haill pairt of testament as sail ap23irtene 
to me, dettis and legacies being deducit ; and for the mair verificatioun heirof, I 
haif subscriuit this my latterwill uith my hand, at Murdocairney, day, yeir, and 
place foirsaidis, beffoir thir witness, Maister Jhonne Mackgill, aduocat, and Gilbert 
Sanderis, his seruand, sic subscribitur, Margarett Ker. Maister Jhonne M c Gill, 
witnes ; Gilbert Sanderis, witnes. M E Pa. Forrest. 



140 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OP MELVILLE [1595. 

We, Maisteris Johnne Prestonn, Eduard Bruce, Johnne Arthour, and Johnne 
Mcolsoun, aduocatis, commissaris of Edinburgh, specialie constitut for confirrua- 
tioun of testamentis, be the tennour heirof ratifeis, appreuis, and confermis this 
present testament or inuentar, in sa far as the samyn is deulie and lauchfullie maid 
of the guidis and geir abonespecifeit allanerlie, and gewis and committis the in- 
tromissioun with the samyn to the said Sir Eobert Meluill, onlie executour testa- 
mentar to the said vmquhile Dame Margaret Ker, his spous ; reseruand compt to 
be maid be him thairof as accordis of the law, quha, being suorne, hes maid fayth 
treulie to exerce the said office, and hes fundin cautioun that the guidis and geir 
abonewrittin salbe furthcumand to all parteis haifand enteres, as law will, as an 
act maid thairvpoun beiris. In witness quhairof the seill of office of the said 
comissarie is heirto affixit, at Edinburgh, the xxiiii day of July 1595. 

J. ElCHE. 

The quott of this testament be compositioun of my lordis commissaris extendis 
to twentie poundis money. M» A B Levingstoun. 



110. Agreement between Walter, Lord Blantyre, Treasurer, the King and 
Sir Eobert Melville of Murdochcairnie, on the demission by Sir Eobert 
of his office of Treasurer. 13th March 1595. 

At Edinburgh, the threttene day of Marche, the yeir of God i m v c fourscoir 
fyftene yeiris, forsameikle as Sir Eobert Melvill of Murdocarny, knycht, thesaurair 
deput to our souerane lord, vnderstanding that he was nocht abill to vse and 
exerce the said office in respect of his inhabilitie and seiknes, hes instantlie dimittit, 
resignit, renuncit, and ouirgevin the samen in the handis of our said souerane lord, 
to be vsit, disponit vpoun, and gevin be his hienes to quhatsumeuir persoun or 
personis he pleis present and nominat thairto. And becaus our said souerane lord 
restis awin to the said Sir Eobert the soume of fyve thousand merkis money 
of this realme, his Maiestie and Walter, commendatour of Blantyre, thesaurair to 
his Hienes, sail refound, content, pay, and thankfullie delyuer to the said Sir 
Eobert Melvill of Murdocarny, knycht, instantlie in hand at the making of thir 
presentis, the soum of tua thousand merkis money foirsaid, of the said soume of 
fyve thousand merkis, and in pairt of payment thairof. And the said Walter, 
commendatour of Blantyre, thesaurar to our souerane lord, oblissis him and his 
successouris in the said office of thesaurarie, to content and pay to the said 



1595.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 141 

Sir Robert, his airis, executouris, and assignais, audit dayis befoir the termes 
respectiue eftir following, the soume of thrie thousand merkis money abone specifeit 
in compleit payment of the said soume of fyve thousand merkis, betuix the day 
and dait heirof and the feist and terme of Witsounday nix to cum. And the said 
Sir Robert Melvill oblisses him to mak compt and rekning of his Maiesties 
casualities intromittit with be him sene the dait of his last compt. And quhat 
sal be fundin auchtand to him in the futt of his said compt to be maid be him, and 
he superexpendit, our said souerane lord and the said Walter, commendatour of 
Blantyre, thesaurar, and his successouris foirsaidis, sail pay the samen to the said 
Sir Robert Melvill at four termes wnderwrettin : That is to say, the first termes 
payment thairof beginand at the feist and terme of Mertimes nixt eftir and 
immediatlie following the dait of the making of the said Sir Robertis compt. 
The second terme proportionallie at the feist of Witsonday nixt thaireftir. The 
third termes payment proportionallie at the feist of Mertimes nixt thaireftir, and 
the feird termes payment and last proportionallie at the feist of Witsonday nixt 
thaireftir. And lykvayis our said souerane lord, with auise of the lordis auditouris 
of cheker, declairis and promeisis that the soume of fyve hundreth pundis off 
pensioun quhilk the said Sir Robert Melvill hes yeirlie to be vpliftit furth of his 
Maiesties casualities sail stand in full effect and salbe payit to him yeirlie during 
all the dayis of his lyftyme be the thesaurar and his successouris. And the dett 
auchtand be the said Sir Robert to Robert Jowsie, burges of Edinburgh, extend- 
ing to the soume of tuentie thousand pundis, our said souerane lord hes taken af 
his hand, and sail pay the samen to the said Robert Jowsie, and releif the said 
Sir Robert thairof at his handis ; quhilk haill soume of fyve thousand merkis and 
tuentie thousand pundis salbe defalkit and allowit to the said Sir Robert Melvill 
in pairt of his payment of the super expensis auchtand to him at the fut of his 
last compt maid be him to the lordis auditouris of cheker for the tyme in the 
moneth of October, the yeir of God i m v c fourscoir threttene yeiris ; quhilk soume of 
super expensis restand in the fut of the said compt extendis to the soume of threttie 
fyve thousand vi° fourescore vi 1 ' viii s i d wsuall money of this realme. And for 
the mair securitie ather of the saidis parties ar content and consentis that thir 
presentis be insert and registrat in the buikis of cheker and decernit to haif the 
strength of ane act and decreit of the lordis thairof, with executorialis to pas 
thairvpoun in forme as effeiris ; and for registering heirof makis and constitutis 

and ilk ane of thame, 
coniunctlie and seuerallie, our lauchfull procuratouris. In witnes quhairof ather 
of the saidis parties hes subscryvit thir presentis with thair handis, day, yeir, and 
place foirsaid, befoir thir witnessis, Alexander Lord of Vrquhart, Mr. Johnne 



142 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1595. 

Skene, clerk of register, Williame Schaw, maister of wark, and Mr. James 
Elphingstoun of Inuernoclitie. James R. 

Mr. John Lyndesay, vitnes. Blantyre. 

M. J. Elphinstoun, witnes. 

Cl s Reg", witnes. 

A. Seton Vrquhart, witness. 

Williame Schaw, witnes. 

xvii Marcij 159 5. 

The aduocat for the kyng present, and Sir Robert Meluill and the thesaurar 
present lyikwayis, quha bayth wes content and consentit that thir presentis be 
insert in the buikis of chekker. 

[Letter enclosed in the above Agreement.] 
Teaist Frend, — I will dyssire yow to resolue me quhat sowms Jhone Grhaye 
resauit, fraye Jwne fourschoir sax till the last of Jwne fourschoir sewyne, of 
singnatours past the register, and geue ye remembir oneye money e he resauit 
otherwis. I haif dissirit this berar to sut your adwis in swme of thire partyculars 
that he will informe yow conserning Robert Abacrumme and Jhone Grhaye. — 
Your lowing frend, S. Robert Meluill. 



111. Testament of Grissel Meldrum, spouse of John Melville of Raith. 

26th December 1598. 

The testament datiue and inuentar of the guidis, geir, sowmes of money, and 
dettis pertening to vmquhile Grissale Meldrum, sumtyme spous to the 
richt honorable Johnne Meluill of Raithe, within the parochin of Kirk- 
caldie and shirefdome of Fyff, the tyme of hir deceis, quha deceissit in 
the moneth of October, the yeir of God i m v c fourscoir sevintene yeiris, 
faythfullie maid and gevin vp be the said Johnne Meluill of Raithe, hir 
spous, as father and lauchfull administratour to Margaret, Cristiane, and 
Catherene Mehiillis, thair lauchfull bairnes, and executouris datiues sur- 
rogat to thair said wmquhile model*, in place of the procutour fischale, 
be decreit of the commissaris of Edinbrugh, as the samyne decreit of 
the dait at Edinbrugh, the xxiii day of December, the yeir of God i m v° 
fourscoir auchteue yeiris, at lenth j>ropoirtis. 

In the first, the said wmquhile Grissale Meldrum and hir said spous had the 
guidis, geir, sowmes of money, and dettis, of the awaill and pryces eftir following, 
pertening to tbame the tyme of hir deceis foirsaid, wiz. : Item, vpone the half 



1598.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 143 

landis of Rayth, fyftene oxin, by the airschip ox, pryce of the pece ourheid, tuentie 
merkis; summa, ii c lib. : Item, mair thair, threscoir fyftene yowis, pryce of the pece 
ourheid, fourtie schillingis ; summa, i c l lib : Item, mair vpone the said half landis 
of Rayth, sewin hors, by the airschip hors, pryce of the pece ourheid, tuentie pundis ; 
summa, i c xl lib. : Item, mair thair, sex stixkis of ane yeir auldis, pryce of the pece our- 
heid, fourtie schillingis ; summa, xii lib. : Item, in the barne and barneyaird of 
Eaith, threttie twa bollis beir, pryce of the boll, with the fodder, aucht pundis ; 
summa, ii c lvi lib. : Item, mair than-, auchtscoir bollis aittis, pryce of the boll, with 
the fodder, sex pundis ; summa, ix c lx lib. : Item, mair in the said barne and barne- 
yaird of Rayth, aucht bollis quheit, pryce of the boll, with the fodder, aucht pundis : 
summa, lxiiii lib. : Item, mair thair, fywe bollis peis and beanis, pryce of the boll, 
with the fodder, aucht pundis; summa, xl lib. : Item, vpoune the ground and landis of 
Turbane, tuentie fywe oxin, pryce of the pece ourheid, tuentie merkis ; summa, thre 
hundreth xxxiii lib. vi s. viii d. : Item, mair thair, fy wescoir yeild scheip, pryce of the 
pece ourheid, threttie thrie schillingis four penneis ; summa, i c lxvi lib. xiii s. iiii d. : 
Item, mair vpone the saidis landis of Turbane, thriescoir gymmer and dynmonth, 
pryce of the pece ourheid threttie thrie schillingis four penneis ; summa, i c lib. : 
Item, in the barne and barneyaird of Turbane, threttie twa bollis beir, pryce of 
the boll, with the fodder, aucht pundis ; summa, ii c lvi lib. : Item, mair thair, nyne- 
scoir twelff bollis aittis, pryce of the boll, with the fodder, sex pundis ; summa, 
i m i c lxxvi lib. : Item, vpone the ground and landis of Pitscottie, nyne oxin, pryce of 
the pece ourheid, tuentie merkis ; summa, i°xx lib. : Item, mair vpone the saidis 
landis, fourtie aucht yeild scheip, pryce of the pece ourheid, threttie thrie schillingis 
four penneis ; summa, lxxx lib. : Item, vpone the ground and landis of Fedinche, 
tuentie fywe drawin oxin, pryce of the pece ourheid, tuentie merkis ; summa, 
iii°xxxiii lib. vi s. viii d.: Item, mair thair, nyne ky and ane bull, pryce of the pece 
ourheid, ten pundis ; summa, i c lib. : Item, mair vpone the saidis ground and 
landis of Fedinche threscoir yowis, pryce of the pece ourheid, fourtie schillingis ; 
summa, i c xx lib. : Item, mair thair, tuenty yeild scheip, pryce of the pece ourheid, 
threttie thrie schillingis four penneis ; summa, xxxiii lib. vi s. viii d. : Item, in the 
barne and barneyaird of Fedinche, threttie twa bollis beir, pryce of the boll, with 
the fodder, aucht pundis ; summa, ii c lvi lib. : Item, mair thair, four bollis peis, pryce 
of the boll, with the fodder, audit pundis ; summa, xxxii lib. : Item, mair in the said 
barne and barneyaird of Fedinche, tuelff scoir saxtene bollis aittis, pryce of the 
boll, with the fodder, sex pundis ; summa, i m v c xxxvi lib. : Item, in vtencilis and 
domicilis, with the abuilzeamentis of hir bodie by the airschip, estimat to the 
sowme of ane hundreth pundis money. 

Summa of the inuentar, vi m v c lxiiii lib. xiii s. iiii d. ~ 



144 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OP MELVILLE [1598. 

Followis the dettis awin to the deid. Item, thair was awiu to the said 
wmquhile Grissale Meldrum and hir said spous be Patrik Mudie, tennent of the 
half landis of Kayth, for his fermes thairof in anno i m v c fourscoir sewintene yeiris, 
tuentie four bollis aitt meill, at sex pund the boll, saxtene bollis beir, at audit 
pund the boll, and audit bollis wheit, pryce of the boll, audit pundis ; summa, 
iii c xxxvi lib. : Item, awin be Jhone Young, tennent in Schawis Mylne, threttie 
.audit bollis ait meill, pryce of the boll, sex pund ; summa, ii c xxviii lib. : Item, 
mair awin be the said Patrik Mudie, tennent, fywe bollis aittis, pryce of the boll, 
sex pundis ; summa, xxx lib. : Item, be Petir Hendirsone, tennent in Pitscottie, 
for his fermes in anno foirsaid, fourtie four bollis ait meill, pryce of the boll, sex 
pundis ; summa, ii c lxvi lib. : Item, mair be him, threttie twa bollis beir, pryce of 
the boll, audit pundis ; summa ii c lvi lib. : Item, awin be James Kay, Williame 
Robertsoun, Jhone Lathoir, and remanent tennentis of the Abdene of Kingorne, 
for thair fermes in anno foirsaid, sexscoir audit bollis beir, pryce of the boll, aucht 
pundis ; summa, ane thousand tuentie four pundis money. 
Summa of the dettis awin to the deid, ii m i c xl lib. 
Summa of the inuentar, with the dettis, viii m vii c iiii lib. xiii s. iiii d. 
Followis the dettis awin be the deid. Item, thair was awin be the said wm- 
quhile Grissale Meldrum and hir said spous to James Weymis of Logy, of borrowit 
money, the sowme of ane hundreth merkis money : Item, to William Sandelandis, 
laird of Sanctmonannes, for the tak of the teindis of Abdene, sevin hundreth 
threttie aucht pundis, xiii s. iiii d. : Item, to James Cunynghame in Eayth, be 
vertew of ane contract, vii c lxxxxiii lib. vi s. viii d. : Item, to Mr. Dauid Barclay, 
my gudsone, be vertew of ane contract of mariage, the sowme of i m iii c xxxiii lib. 
vi s. viii d. : Item, awin to the airis and executouris of wmquhile Allane Cowttis, 
be vertew of ane obligatioun v c lib. : Item, to Alexander Gaw of Maw, of byrun 
annuellis, i c xx lib. : Item, to my Lady Sinclare, for byrun annuellis, lxxx lib. : 
Item, to my Lord Sinclare, and Williame Sinclare, his sone, of byrun annuellis, 
lvi lib. : Item, to Alesoun Irwing in Kingorne, conforme to ane obligatioun, 
i c x lib. : Item, to Jhone Cunynghame, thair, of byrun annuellis, xxlib. : Item, to 
Jhone Rowane, thair, of byrun annuellis, xl merkis : Item, to Jhone Lochquhoir, 
of byrun annuellis xl merkis : Item, to Issobell Wardlaw, relict of wmquhile James 
Mudie, conforme to ane obligatioun, lxvilib. xiii s. iiii d. : Item, to Nichole AVard- 
law, of borrowit money, i c merkis : Item, to Jhone Danzell, conforme to ane 
obligatioune, lxxx lib. : Item, to Robert Horsbrugh, in Byrehillis, conforme to ane 
obligatioun, iiii lib. : Item, to Thomas Nicholsoun, in Cowpier, of byrun an- 
nuellis, tuenty bollis wittuale, half beir half meill, pryce of the boll ourheid, ten 
merkis ; summa, ii c merkis : Item, awin to Mr. Adam Michell, minister at Couper, 



1598.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 145 

conforme to ane obligatioun, i c lib. : Item, to Jhone Watsoun, scheiphird in Pits- 
cottie, conforme to ane obligatioun, lilib., and ane boll beir, pryce viiilib. : Item, 
to Jonet Loudoun in Kirkcaldie, be vertew of ane obligatioun, i c lxvi lib. xiii s. 
iiii d. : Item, to Jonet Lundie, in Eleytb, conforme to ane obligatioun, i c lx lib. : 
Item, to Jhone Loudoun, burges of Kirkcaldie, be vertew of ane obligatioune, i c lib. : 
Item, to Williame Lamb, thair, i c lxxx lib. : Item, to Mathow Andirsoun, thair, 
conforme to ane obligatioun, ilxxiii lib. vis. viiid.: Item, to Alexander Auch- 
mowtie in Kirkcaldie, of byrun annuellis, xl merkis : Item, to Jonet Plant, thair, 
lxxxxiii lib. vi s. viii d. : Item, awin to Jhone Chisholme, of byrun annuellis, thre- 
scoir ane bollis wittuale, thairof fourtie bollis aitt meill and tuentie ane bollis beir, 
pryce of the boll ourheid, ten merkis ; summa, iiii c vi lib. xiii s. iiii d. : Item, awin 
to Dauid Hucheoun in Kirkcaldie, for ane yeiris annuell. tuentie sex bollis ait 
meill and saxtene bollis beir, pryce of the boll ourheid, ten merkis ; summa, 
ii c lxxx lib. : Item, to Alexander Orrok, portioner of Owergrange, tuelff bollis meill 
and nyne bollis beir, pryce of the boll ourheid, ten merkis ; summa, i c xl lib. : Item, 
to Jhone Boiswale of Baglelie, of byrun annuellis, tuentie bollis wittuale, half beir, 
half meill, pryce of the boll ourheid, ten merkis : summa, i c xxxiii lib. vi s. viii d. : 
Item, awin to Alexander Wod of Lambielethame, of byrun annuellis, lx lib. : Item, 
to Cristiane Gib, wedow in Edinbrugh, for ane yeiris annuell, Iiii lib. vi s. viii d. : 
Item, to the laird of Pittadrow, of byrun annuellis xx lib. : Item, restan for the pryce 
of certane oxin to Jhone Mure in Drumcors, ii c lib. : Item, to the laird of Torrie, 
for audit bollis meill, Ixxx lib. : Item, to the laird of Fordell, for aucht bollis meill 
lviii lib. xiii s. iiii d. : Item, to in Bruntyland, for sex bollis 

meill, lii lib. : Item, to in Sanctandrois, for ry, Ixxii. lib. : Item, awin 

to the Quenis Maiestie, hir factouris and chahnerlanis, for the teindis of Eayth, 
Turbane, and Pitconmark, tuentie bollis beir, at aucht pund the boll, four bollis 
quheit, at aucht pund the boll, threscoir four bollis blak aittis, at fywe pund the 
boll, and fourtene bollis quhyt aittis, pryce of the boll, sex pundis ; summa, 
v c lxxxxvi lib. : Item, mair to thame, of few maill, v lib. : Item, mair to hir 
Maiestie, and factouris for the few maill of Abdene, xi lib. : Item, to Maister George 
Gledstanes, for the teindis of the landis of Fedinche, auchtene bollis aittis, at sex 
pundis the boll, and thrie bollis beir, pryce of the boll, aucht pundis ; summa, 
i'Tsxxii lib. : Item, to Mr. Thomas Buchannane, for the teindis of Pitscottie, fywe 
bollis beir, pryce of the boll, aucht pundis ; summa, xl lib. : Item, mair to him of 
maill, xi lib. xiii s. iiii d. : Item, awin to Dauid Symesone in Dysart, of ferme 
annuell, ten bollis wittuale, half meill half beir, pryce of the boll ourheid, ten 
merkis ; summa, lxvi lib. xiii s. iiii d. : Item, awin to James Cunynghame, of 
ferme annuel], tuelff bollis meill, pryce of the boll, sex pundis ; summa, threscoir 

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146 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1598. 

twelff pimdis : Item, mair awin to the said Williame Lamb in Kirkcaldy, con- 
forme to ane obligatioun, the sowme of four hundreth pundis : Item, mair awin to 
him for the annuelrent of fywe hundreth pundis tuentie ane bollis meill, pryce of 
the boll, aucht pundis ; summa, ane hundreth threscoir aucht pundis. 

Summa of the dettis awin be the deid, viii m vii c xxx lib. vi s. viii d. 

And sua the dettis exceidis the guidis, xxv lib. xiii s. iiii d. 

M K P A Forrest. 

We, Maisteris Johnne Prestoun, Johnne Nicolsoun, Johnne Arthour, and 
Thomas Henrysoun, commissaris of Edinbrwgh, specialie constitut for confirma- 
tioun of testamentis, vnderstanding that, efter dew summoning and lauchfull varn- 
ingmaid be forme of edict oppinlie, as effeiris, of the executouris and intromettouris 
with the guidis and geir of the said vniquhile Grissell Meldrum, and of vtheris 
haifand enteres, to compeir iudicialie befoir ws, at ane certane day bypast, to heir 
and sie executouris datiues decernit, to be gevin, admittit, and confermit be ws in 
and to the guidis and geir quhilkis iustlie pertenit to hir the tyme of hir deceis, 
or ellis to schaw ane caus quhy, etc. ; and that nane compeirit we decernit the 
procuratour fischall of our said commissarie in executour datiue to hir : and thair- 
efter, at the supplicatioun and desyre of the saidis Margaret, Cristiane, and 
Katherene Melwillis, we haue reponit and put thame in the said fischallis place, as 
ane act of surrogatioun maid thairvpoun beiris, conforme to the quhilk we, in our 
souerane lordis name and auctoritie makis, constitutis, ordanis, and confermis 
the saidis Margaret, Cristiane, and Katherene Melwillis in executouris datiues to 
the said vmquhile Grissell Meldrum, thair moder, with power to thame to intro- 
met, vptak, follow, and persew as law will, the guidis and geir abonespecifeit, and 
to outred dettis to creditouris, and generalie all and siudrie thingis to do, exerce, 
and vse that to the office of executorie datiue is knaw T in to pertene : prouyding 
that the saidis executouris sail ansuer and rander compt vpoun thair intromis- 
sioun, quhen and quhair the samyn sal be requirit of thame, and that the saidis 
guidis salbe furthcumand to all parties haifand interes as law will ; quhairvpoun 
Dauid Kyninmonth of that ilk is becum cautioun, as ane act beiris. In witnes 
quhairof to thir presentis subscryuit be Mr. Eduard Marschell, our clerk, the seill 
of office of the said commissarie is heirto .aifixit. at Edmbrugh, the xxvi day of 
December 1598. ^^1 R Eduard Marschell. 



1605.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 147 



1 1 2. Discharge by King James the Sixth to Sir Robert Melville of the 
duties of the lands of Murdochcairnie. 20th February 1605. 

James E. 
We, remembring the gude, trew, and thankfull service done to ws continualy sen 
oure infancie be oure trustie and weilbelouit counsallouris Sir Robert Meluill of 
Murdocairny, knyght, and Sir Robert Meluill of Burnteland, knyght, his sone, 
albeit as yit not dewlie recompansit, thairfoir to gif thame the better occasioun to 
continew in thair said faythfull service, we, of certane knaulege and proper motive, 
for ws and oure successouris haiff exonerit and frelie dischairgit, and be the 
tennour heirof exoneris and frelie dischairges the saidis Sir Robert, and Sir Robert, 
his sone, and Dame Jane Hammyltoun, Lady Ross, spous to the said Sir Robert, 
youngar, and the langest levar of thame thre during thair lyftymes, off all payment 
of thair fermis, caynes, customes, and dewteis contenit in thair infeftmentis of 
fewferme of thair landis of Murdocairny, with the pertinentis, quhilk is ane pairt 
of oure propirtie lyand within oure schirrefdome of Fyffe, and that of all yeiris, 
croppis and termes, alsweill bypast as of all yeiris, croppis and termes to cum, 
during thair lyftymes and langest levar of thame thre, as said is ; dischairgeing 
oure comptrolleris, chalmerlanis, and factouris present, and that salhappin to be 
for the tyme, of all asking, craving, ressaving, chairgeing, trubling, or persewing 
of the saidis Sir Robert, and Sir Robert, his sone, or the said Dame Jane Hammyl- 
toun, his spous, or ony of thame, during thair lyftymes, for the payment of thair 
saidis fermis, caynis, customes and dewteis of the foirsaidis landis or ony pairt 
thairof in ony tyme cuming, or poinding or intrometting with thair guidis or geir 
for the samyn, and of thair offices in that pairt for ever, and lykwyss commanding 
the lordis auditouris of oure chekker to defaiss and allow yeirlie the fermis, caynis, 
and customes of the foirsaidis landis to our saidis comptrolleris, chalmerlanis, and 
factouris, in the first end of thair comptis during the space foirsaid, quhairanent 
thir presentis sail be thair warrand anys schawin vpone compt, and registrat in 
the rollis as vse is. Subscryuit with oure hand at Wair, the tuentie day of 
Februer the yeir of God I m sex hundreth and fyve yeiris. 

Apud Edinburgh quinto Julii anno i m vi c quinto : Productum visum et 
admissum, et de mandato dominorum scaccarii registratum in libro Responsionum 
anni predicti 1605. Cl s Regri, etc. 



148 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OP MELVILLE [1G05. 



113. Will of Dame Mary Leslie, spouse of Sir Robert Melville of 
Murdochcairnie. 28th March 1605. 

The legacie and lattirwill of the richt honorabill Dame Marie Leslie, spous 
to my lord Sir Robert Meluill of Murdocarny, knycht, maid be herself, 
being seik in hir body and haill in mynd and memorie, at Monymaill, 
the tuentie audit day of Merche, the yeir of God ane thowsand sex 
hundereth and fyvve, befoir tbir witnessis, Mr. Androw Bennat, minister 
at Monymaill, Dauid Young, servitour to the said Sir Robert, wrettar 
heiroff. 

Imprimis, the said Dame Marie referis the vpgivin of the inventour to hir foir- 
said husband, lykvayis referis to him the vpgivin of the debtis auchtand to his 
lordship and hir at the tyme of hir deceis. 

Followis the debtis auchtand be her ladyship. Item, to Duncan M'Queine 
burges of Perth, tua hundereth pundis, quhairvpon the said Duncan lies ane 
obligatioun : Item, to Thomas Adnam in Lethem, tua hundereth merkis and 
tuentie fyve pundis money : Item, to Margrit Dog in Cowper, fouirscoir merkis : 
Item, to John Ballengall, according to his tikit, ane hundereth merk and viij lib. : 
Item, to Dauid Carmichaell in Lethem,- twentie sax merkis xx d. : Item, to Helene 
Balkaskie, threttie sevin pundis vi s. viij d. : Item, to Thomas Oliphant of Hil- 
carny, threttie pundis : Item, to Margrat Alexander, fourtie pundis ; mair, 
tuentie pundis : Item, to Johne Alexander, as his compt beiris, xvij lib. xvj s. x d. : 
Item, to Duncan Wallace, as his obligatioun beiris : Item, to Laurence Hender- 
soun, my servand, fyftie sax pundis : Item, to Jonnet Gvidlat in Dindie, as hir 
compt beiris. 

Followis hir legacie. The quhilk day, befoir ye foirsaid witnes, the said 
Dame Marie Leslie constitut, maid, and nominat hir foirsaid husband hir only 
executour and intromettar with hir guidis and geir, and left hir haill pairt of 
quhatsumeuer guidis [and] geir may belang to hir be law to his lordship, with 
power to him to vse the same as his awin proppir guidis and geir in al tymes 
cuming except as followis : That is to say, leiffis to Jeane Leslie, hir brother 
dochter, hir haill gownes : Item, to Helene Oliphant in takin of hir gude 
service ane feddir bed, bowster, cowering, blank[et]is, scheittis, and rest of 
the furnitour belonging thairto, togidder vith the sowme of ane hundereth 
pundis. Item, to Dauid Young, hir seruitour, for his guid service, ane furnisit 
bed efter the foirsaid manner, togiddir with the sowme of ane hundereth 
pundis : Item, to Marie Bennat, dochter to Mr. Androw Bennat, minister, ane 



1606.] AND OF THE LESLIES OP LEVEN. 119 

furnissit bed, togidder vitli ane hundereth pundis. In vitnes heirof, I, the said 
Dame Marie Leslie, subscryuit yir presentis as followis, day and place foirsaid, 
befoir the foirsaid vitnes. Marie Leslie. 

Mr. Andro Bennet, vitnes. 

Dauid Young as witnes. 

114. Testament of John Melville of Eaith. 19th March 1606. 

The testament testamentar and inuentar of the guidis, geir, sovmes of money 
and dettis pertening to wmquhile Jhonne Mel will, eldar, of Eaith, within 
the parochine of and schirefdome of Coupar in Fyff, the 

tyme of his deceis, quha deceissit in the moneth of Marche, the yeir of 
God ane thousand sex hundreth fyve yeiris, faythfullie maid and gevin 
vp be him selff at the Eaith, the saxtene day of Januar, the yeir of God 
foirsaid, beffoir thir witnessis, Sir James Melwill of Halhill, Thomas 
Nicolsone of Newmylne, besyd Coupar, and Mr. Hary Meluill, in Kirk- 
caldie, with vtherris diuerss. 

In the first, the said wmquhile Jhonne Meluill, eldar, of Eaith, had the guidis, 
geir, soumes of money and dettis, of the availl and prices efter following, pertening 
to him the tyme of his deceis foirsaid, viz., Item, wpoune the ground and landis of 
Eaith, fyftene yowis and nyne hoggis, price of the pece ourheid, threttie sex schil- 
lingis aucht penneis ; summa, fourtie four pundis money : Item, tua wark hors, 
price of the pece ouerheid, saxtene pundis ; summa, threttie tua pundis : Item, 
ane kow and ane stirk, price of bayth, tuentie pundis : Item, in vtencilis and 
domicilis, with the abuilzementis of his bodie, by the airschipe, estimat to the 
soume of fyve hundreth merkis money. 

Summa of the inuentar, iiii c xxix lib. vi s. viii d. 

Followis the dettis awin to the deid. Item, thair was awin to the said 
wmquhile Jhonne Meluill, eldar, of Eaith, be Maister Thomas Meluill, his sone, for 
the fermes of the landis of Fedinche, four chalderis meill, price of the boll, thrie 
pund ten schillingis, and tua chalderis beir, price of the boll, thrie pund fyftene 
schillingis ; summa, thrie hundreth fourtie four pund : Item, awin be Eobert Eldar, 
Henry Meldrum, and Alexander Lamb, tennentis and occupyaris of the ground and 
landis of Eaith, tuentie thrie bollis meill, price of the boll, thrie pundis saxtene 
schillingis aucht penneis ; summa, four scoir aucht pund thrie schillingis four 
penneis. 

Summa of the dettis awin to the deid, iiii c xxxii lib. iii s. iiii d. 

Summa of the inuentar, with the dettis. viii c lxi lib. x s. 



150 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [160C. 

Followis the dettis awin be the deid. Item, thair was awin be the said 
vmquhile Jhonne Meluill, eldar, of Raith, to Maister Thomas Meluill, his sone, 
quhilk he payit, as cautioner for him, the soume of thrie hundreth merkis : Item, 
to Andro Yuill, merchand in Dysert, the soume of thre scoir four pund : Item, to 
James Weymis of Bogie, for ane half chalder beir, the soume of thriescoir four 
pund : Item, awin to Williame, commendatour of Toungland, the soume of fourtie 
pundis : Item, to Sir Andro Meluill of Wodend, his brother, the soume of threttie 
pundis : Item, to Mathew Lamb, the soume of tuentie merkis : Item, awin to 
Thomas Lillie, the soume of tuentie four merkis : Item, awin to Jhonne Pittillo, 
the soume of sevin pundis : Item, awin to Mr. Henry Meluill, the soume of 
audit pundis : Item, awin to Robert Irwing, the soume of ane hundreth pund : 
Item, awin to Mr. Thomas Wardlaw, the soume of tuentie pundis : Item, to Mr. 
Henry Bauerage, the soume of tua hundreth merkis : Item, to Katherene Meluill 
in Dysert, the soume of tuentie pundis : Item, to Hary Meluill, seruittour to my 
sone, the soume of aucht pund : Item, to Mr. Williame Cranstoun, minister, for 
his teind in anno j m sex hundreth thrie yeiris, thrie bollis beir, price of the boll 
thrie pund ten schillingis ; summa, ten pund ten schillingis : Item, to Mr. Robert 
Yuill, wiccar of Sanctandrois, the soume of nyne pundis : Item, to Edwart Thome- 
sone, resten of ane mair soume, the soume of twa hundreth merkis : Item, to 
Maister Jhonne Mitchelsone, minister, the soume of thrie hundreth merkis : Item, 
to Jhonne Meluill, in Monymaill, the soume of fyftene pundis : Item, to Henry 
Meluill, the soume of ane hundreth merkis : Item, to the said Maister Thomas 
Meluill, my sone, for furnessing maid be him to me, the soume of tua hundreth 
thrie scoir saxtene merkis : Item, to Mr. Henry Russell, in Sanctandrois, the 
soume of tuentie pundis : Item, to Jhonne Carstairis, merchand, the soume of 
threttie four pundis : Item, mair to him for hard fische, the soume of fyve pund 
tua schillingis : Item, to Jhonne Weymis of Craigtoun, the soume of ane hundreth 
pundis, and ane boll of meill, price thrie pund ten schillingis : Item, to William 
Lyllie, flescheour, the soume of fyftie tua pundis : Item, to Jhonne Barclay of 
Touch, eldar, the sowme of ane hundreth merkis : Item, to Dauid Ranie in Touche, 
the soume of threttie pund. 

Summa of the dettis awin be the deid, j m v e lxxxxvij lib. 18s. 8d. 

And sua the dettis exceidis the guidis, vij c xxxvj lib. viii s. 8d. 

Followis the deidis legacie and latterwill. At the Raith, the saxtene day of 
Januar, the yeir of God ane thousand sex hundreth fyve yeiris, the quhilk day 
Jhonne Melwill of Raith, maid his legacie and latterwill as efter followis, viz., In 
the first, the said Jhonne Melwill, eldar, of Raith, being -waik and seik in bodie, 
bot of gude and perfyte memorie, gaif vp this abone writtin inuentar of his guidis, 



1606.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 151 

geir, and dettis, and maid norninatioun thairof, as is abone specifeit : Also the said 
Jhonne Meluill of Raith nominatis and eonstitutis bis tua sonnes, Maister Thomas 
and James Meluillis, his lauchfull executouris, intromettouris with his haill guidis 
and geir for satisfeing his creditouris of all the foirsaid dettis, and doing of all 
sik dewties as appertenis to the office of executrie ; and, forder, the said Jhonne 
Meluill, being cairfull to prowyde for the weill of his thrie dochterris yet vnmareit, 
that they may be in gude cumpaney, to be brocht vp in the knawlege and feir of 
God and all honest vertewis, quha also may haif a cair to sie thame honestlie 
provydit quhensoevir it sail pleis God that anie meit occasioun to mariage sail 
offer, hes declairit his will heiranent, that is, he recommendis to his brother, Sir 
Robert Meluill, and to his wyff, his youngest dochter Katherene Meluill ; to his 
brother, Sir James Meluill, his dochter Cristiane Meluill, and to the ladie his 
wyff; and to Sir Robert Meluill, his nephew, and the ladie Ros, his wyff, he 
recommendis his dochter Margarett Meluill, desyring thame to accept of thame as 
childrene, and to supplie his place in dischair[g]ing a fatherlie dewtie towardis 
thame, and sua hopeing, he levis to thame his blissing, recommending thame all 
to the Lord his protectioun, vnto quhais handis also he recommendis his sprite. 
This wes done, day, yeir, and place foirsaidis, beffoir thir witnessis, abone specifeit. 
Sic subscribitur Jhonne Meluill of Rayth, eldar. James Meluill of Halhill, 
witnes ; Thomas Nicolson, witnes ; Marie [Mr. Harie] Meluill, witnes. 

M K Pa. Forrest. 

We, Maisteris Johnne Arthour, Thomas Henrysoun, Adame King, and James 
Bannatyne, commissaris of Edinburgh, specialie constitut for confirmatioun of 
testamentis, be the tennour heirof, ratifeis, appreuis, and confirmis this present 
testament or inuentar, in sa far as the samyn is deulie and lauchfullie maid, of the 
guidis and geir abonespecifeit allanerlie, and geuis and committis the intromissioun 
with the samyn to the said Mr. Thomas Melwill, onlie executour testamentar 
nominat be the said vmquhile Johnne Melwill of Raith, his fader, acceptand the 
said office vpoun him ; in respect the said James Melwill, the vther executour 
abone nominat, has renuncit the said office re integra ; reseruand compt to 
be maid be the said Mr. Thomas thairof, as accordis of the law, quha being 
suorne, hes maid fayth treulie to exerce the said office, and hes fundin the said 
James Melwill cautioun that the guidis and geir abonewrittin salbe furthcumand 
to all parteis haifand enteres as law will, as ane act maid thairvpoun beiris. In 
witnes quhairof, to thir presentis subscryuit be George Abernathie, our procura- 
tour fischall, in absence of our clerk, the seill of office of the said commissarie is 
affixit at Edinburgh the xix day of Marche 1606. G. Abernetht. 



152 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1608. 



115. Licence to John Melville of Eaith to stay at home from the army at 

Islay. 14th September 1608. 

The lordis of secrete counsaill gevis and grantis libertie and licence to Johnne 
Melwill of Eaith to remane and abyd at harne fra his Maiesteis oist and armye 
appointit to haif convenit and mett at Yla vpoun the xxiiij day of Julii last, 
thair to haif attendit the directionis of his Maiesteis lieutennent during the haill 
tyme of that service, conforme to the proclamationis direct thairanent, without 
pane, cryme, skaith, or dangeir to be incurrit be him thairthrou in his persone, 
landis, goodis or geir, nochtwithstanding quhatsomevir actis, statutis, or procla- 
mationis maid in the contrair ; quhairanent, and all panes thairin contenit, the 
saidis lordis dispenssis be fchir presentis. Gevin vnder the signet att Edinburgh 
the fourtene day of September, and of oure regnn the sext and fourty tua yeiris, 
1608. 

Compositio tuelff pundis. J. Secret ds . 

J. Arnote. 

Indorsed " Eegistrat, J. Prymrois." 

116. Patent by King James the Sixth to Sir Eobert Melville of Murdoch- 
cairnie, of the title of Lord Melville of Monymail. 1st April 1616. 

Jacobus, Dei gratia Eex Magne Britannie, Francie, et Hybernie, Fideique 
Defensor, omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos presentes litere peruenerint, 
salutem : Sciatis nos, in considerationem et memoriam magnorum et multorum, 
grauissimorum et honorabilium officiorum atque munerum quibus dominus 
Eobertus Meluill de Murdocairny, miles, ab ineunte etate sua oneratus est, cum 
regnantibus illustrissimis progenitoribus nostris digne memorie, turn etiam a 
nobis ipsis in variis legationibus ad exteros principes, vt in rebus nostris domes- 
ticis, in administratione reddituum nostrorum et mulctarum, et in omnibus aliis 
nostris maximi ponderis negotiis; et quanta cum dignitate eadem semper gesserit 
et administrauerit in honorem et contentationem nostram, et ad non vulgarem 
satisfactionem bonorum omnium subditorum nostrorum; in memoriam etiam 
reuocantes quam expediat bonis omnibus principibus et gubernatoribus omnes 
huiusmodi subditos et seruos dignitatibus et honoribus ornare, qui virtute sua et 
rebus preclare gestis promeriti sunt, signa et notas valoris sui posteris suis im- 
pressa relinquere in omnem memoriam, dedisse et concessisse, prout tenore 
presentium dare, concedere et disponere memorato domino Eoberto Meluill de 



1618.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 153 

Murdocairny, militi, pro omnibus diebus vite sue, et, post eius decessum, primo- 
genito suo domino Roberto Melvill de Bruntiland, militi, et heredibus masculis 
legitime procreatis seu procreandis de alterutrius ipsorum corpore, stilum, titulum, 
honorem et dignitatem domini et baronis in parliamento nostro regni nostri 
Scotie ; et vt in posterum perpetua appellatione gaudeant dominorum Meluill de 
Monimeale : rati one cuius fruantur omnibus honoribus, preeminentiis, pruilegiis, 
immynitatibus, aut aliis prerogativis quibus alius quivis dominus parliamenti 
nostri Scotie gaudet, fruitur, aut possidet : Q.uoquidem stilo, titulo, honore et digni- 
tate domini Meluill et Monimeale nos investiuimus, prout tenore presentium investi- 
mus dictum dominum Eobertum Meluill suosque predictos, vt ita appellentur, 
honorentur et agnoseantur vt domini Meluill per omne tempus futurum, in 
omnibus parliamentis nostris, conventionibus, conciliis, aliisque locis aut actioni- 
bus quibuscvmque priuatis seu publicis : In cuius rei testimonium presentibus 
magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus, apud palatium nostrum do Quhyt- 
hall, primo die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo decimo sexto, 
regnorumque nostrorum annis quadragesimo nono et decimo quarto. 
[Great Seal appended, partly broken away.] 



117. Discharge by Jean Melville to John Melville of Raith, her brother, 
for 3000 merks. 2d May 1618. 

Be it kend to all men be thir presentis, me, Jeane Meluill, dochter lawfull to 
Johne Meluill, elder of Reth, that forsamekle as be contract and appointment maid, 
endit, and perfyttit betuixt the said Johne Meluill, elder, my father, and Mar- 
garet Scot, my mother, and Johne Meluill, younger of Reth, on the ane and 
vther pairtis, be vertew of the quhilk contract the said Johne Meluill, younger, 
my brother, is bund and oblishit to pay vnto me, the said Jeane Meluill, my airis 
and assignayes, all and hall the sowme of thrie thowsand merkis money of 
this realme, and that at the feast and terme off Witsonday, in the yier of God 
i m sax hundreth and sewintene yiers, thane following, and now bygene, as the said 
contract off the dett at Rethe, the audit of Merche, the yier off God i m sax hund- 
reth and saxtene, att mair lenth beares, off the quhilk sowme off thrie thowsand 
merkis money foirsaid I grant the resett, and thairfoir dischairges the said Johne 
Meluill, younger of Reth, of the said principall sowme of thrie thowsand merkis 
and expenssis contenit in the said contract, for now and ewer, be thir presentis 
subscryuit with my hand at Reth, the second day of Maii, the yier of God j m sex 
hundreth and auchtene yieris, befoir thir witnes, Harie Meluill, and Thomas Scott, 

VOL. III. u 



154 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1620. 

with vtheris divers, and Mr. Harie Meluill of Smiddie landis, and Mr. Thomas 
and James Meluillis. Jeane Meluill. 

Mr. Thomas Meluill, witnes. 

J. Meluill, witnes. 

Thomas Soot, witnes. 



118. Discharge by Bathia and Margaret Melville to John Melville 
of Eaith, their brother, for their portions. 19th May [1620]. 

Be it kend till all men be thir present letteres, ws, Bathia and Margaret 
Meluillis, lawfull dochteris to wmquhill Johne Meluill of B.aithe, forsameikill as 
ther wes ane contract and appoyntment past and perfyttit betuix our said wmqu- 
hill father, on the ane pairt, and John Meluill, now of Baithe, our eldest lawfull 
brother, on the wther pairt, be vertew of the quhilk contract, and for the caussis 
thairin continit, the said John Meluill, now of Kaithe, wes speciallie bund and 
oblest to haiff contentit and payit to ws the particular sowmes of monei following, 
at the termes wnderwrittin, to witt, to me, the said Bathia Meluill, the sowme of 
ane thowsand pundis monei of this realme, at the terme of Witsonday, i m vj c and 
nyntene yeiris ; and to me, the said Margaret, the sowme of ane thowsand merkis, 
at the terme of Witsonday, i m vj° and tuentie yeiris, as the said contract of the 
daite at Baithe the audit day of Marche, the yeir of God i m vj c and sextein yeiris, 
in the selff at lenthe bearis : And becaus the said Johne Meluill, now of Raithe, lies 
presentlie at the making heirof contentit, payit, and reallie delyverit to me, the 
said Bathia, the foirsaid sowme of ane thowsand pundis ; and to me, the said 
Margaret Meluill, the foirsaid sowme of ane thowsand markis, and quhairof we and 
ilk ane of ws, for our awin pairtis, hald ws weill content, payit, and satisfeit, and 
thairfoir for ws, and ilk ane of ws, our airis, executouris and assigneis, exoneris, 
quytclames, and simpliciter discharges the said John Meluill of Raithe, his airis and 
successoris, of the samyn sowmes, and of the haill byrun annuelrentis and profeitis 
thairof, that we may aske or creave of him sen the daite foirsaid of the said con- 
tract, and of the liquidat penalties thairin continit, for now and ever ; obleissing 
ws and our foirsaidis to warrand this our dischairge to be guid and sufficient in 
the selffe to the said John Meluill of Raithe, and to renew the samyn to him swa 
oft as neid beis, but fraud or gyill, consenting, for the mair securitie, thir presentis 
be registrat in the buikis of counsell and sessione, thairin to reman e ad futuram rei 
memoriam, and to that effect constitutis our procuratouris, conjunctlie and 

severallie, promittentes de rato be thir presentis (writtin be James Boisuill, nottar 



1621.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 155 

publict), subseryvit with our haiidis as followis, at Kirkcaldie, tlie nyntene day of 
Maij, befoir thir witness, Mr. Thomas Meluill, our lawfull brother germane, Harie 
Meluill in Raithe, Robert Frenche, clerke of Kirkcaldie, and the said James Boisuill. 
Margaret Melvill, with my hand att Bathia Meluill. 

the pen, led be the notaris wnder- M. Thomas Melvill, witnes. 

writtin att my command. M. Harie Melvill, witnes. 

Harie Meluill, witneis. 

Ita est Robertus Frenche, notarius, de mandato dicte Margarete scribere 
nescientis, assero. 

Ita est Jacobus Boisuill, co-notarius in premissis requisitus de mandato pre- 
dicto, assero. 



119. Testament of Robert, Lord Melville. 5th December 1621. 

The Testament of the ryght honorabill Robert, Lord Melwill, maid and gewin 
vp be himself, being weak in body and whole in spirit, vpon the fyift 
day of December the yeare of God i m vj c and tuentie ane yeiris, befoir 
thir witnessis, Mr. Robert Murrey, provest off Methven ; Robert Ham- 
miltoun, sone of Robert Hammiltoun of Milnburne ; Dauid Oliphant, 
servitour to my Lord Bruntiland ; Mr. James Galbreath, servitour to 
Robert Svmmer, Schauis, at Mountmeill for the present. 

Item, the fermes and sowmes of money efter following. Item, in Cunnochyee, 
tuentie nyne bollis aittes, audit bollis white : Item, in Eister Fairnie, tuelff bollis 
white, twenty four bollis beir, and fyftie tua bollis aittes : Item, in Balgarvie, tua 
chalder aittes, sex bollis beir, and sex bollis white : Item, in Kilmarone, nyne 
bollis tua pectis victuall, thairof tua bollis quhyit, tua bollis ij pekis beir, and 
fyve bollis aittes : Be the laird of Wester Fairnie, for his teyndis, fourtie four 
pundis money : Be the ladie Parbroathe, sewintene pundis sex schillinges aucht 
penneis for the teyndis of Lendifferen : The silver dewtie of Wver Renkellour, 
threitein pundis sex schillingis aucht penneis : The silver dewtie of Carsloggie and 
Hiltoun, fourtein pundis : The silver dewtie of Lenthrogell, the sextein pairt land 
of Lethem and Kilmarone and Lendifferen, auchtand be the laird of Cullern}', 
threttie pundis money : Item, tua yeiris penchioun, videlicet, ane thousand pundes : 
Item, in Murdocairnie, aucht chalder aittes, tuentee tua bollis white : Item, of 
beir, four chalder : Item, be Johne Ballingall and Laurence Hendersoun, threttie 
ane boll beir : Item, sex chalder ten bollis of the teyndis of Coupper of the 
qualiteis of their tak. 



156 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1621. 

Followis his lordschipis just debt according to his memorie. Item, to his 
servandis, Andro Broun, thrie schoir pundis ; James White, fourtie pundis ; 
Thomas Young, fourtie pundis ; Gairrat Bisbie, threttie pundis ; to Peitter Kir- 
caldie, tuentie fyve pundis ; Johne Peatt, tua hundreth merkis, and tuentie pundes ; 
William Imbrie, tuentie pundis ; Johne Menteathe, tuentie merkis ; Kobert Dow, 
tuentie pundis; Johne Black, aucht pundis; Bess Arthour, tuentie pundis; 
Margaret Duirrie, tuelff pundis ; Jonet Wantoun, aucht pundis : Item, auchtand 
to Thomas Oliphant off Hillcairnie, tua hundreth merkis, by and attoure fyve 
hundreth merkis, for the payment wheroff he hes assinget certane bollis of foir- 
namet wictuall, as the assiguatioun beiris : Item, to Dauid Young, ane hundreth 
pundis, whilk vmquhile Dame Marie Leslie, his wyfe, left to him at hir deceas : 
Item, to Marie Bennet, ane hundreth pundis left to hir be the said vmquhile 
Dame Marie Leslie at hir deceas : Item, for Johne Balfouris buird thrie schoir 
pundis : Item, to Katherein Boiswell, daughter to vmquhile George Boiswell, 
thrie hundreth merkis : Item, to Johne Hallow in Coupper, ane hundreth and 
tuentie fyve pundis : Item, to David Vilsoun in Dundie, ane hundreth fyftie 
sex pundis sextein schillinges aucht penneis : Item, to Robert Hammiltoune in 
Dundie, the soume of ane hundreth and fyiftie pundis money of this realme : Item, 
to Robert Piteirsoun, balyee and burges of Cupper, according to his compt, the 
sovme of tua hundreth fourtie thrie pundis : Item, to Mr. Dauid Barclay, minister, 
ane hundreth merkis ; to Johne Cairstaires in St. Androes, ane hundreth merkis ; 
to vmquhill Andro Downies bairnes, tua hundreth merkis ; to Thomas Gourleyis 
daughter in Kingorne, some anwellis, besyid the principall sovme : Item, to Mr. 
Andro Bennet, his penchioun, tuentie sex pundis, and his stipend, tua hundreth 
and fyftie merkis, to be payit be his lordschip of that thrie hundreth merkis he is 
addebtit to his lordschip : Item, to Robert Donaldsoun, flescheour, ellewin schoir 
and thrie pundis, accoirding to his compt ; to Dauid Maurice, ten pundis aucht 
schillinges ; to Johne Carsvell, tua bollis aittes, ane firlet meill : Item, to Johne 
Crichtone, accoirding to my lordis ticket, nynetene pundis money; to Johne 
Landis, merchand burges of Edinburgh ; to Jonet Johnstoun, widow, fourtie 
pundis ; to Euphame Robertsouns bairnes, accoirding to hir legacie, ane hundreth 
merkis ; to the laird of Cairnes, ane hundreth merkis ; to the poore within the 
parochin of Mountmeill, tua hundreth merkis : Item, his lordschip ratifeis and 
approves the contract of dispositioun maid be Johne Bonnar of Lumquhat, as dona- 
tour to his lordschips escheat, with his lordschips consent, of all richt or enter[es] 
we haue or hes hade of the haill plenishing, guidis, and geir, outsight and insight, 
of Mountmeill and Pitcairleis, disponit to Johne, maister of Madertie, and also 
the haill ferines and teyndis contenit in the said contract of dispositioun foirsaid, 



1626.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 157 

to the said Johne, maister of Madertie, cum nocht wnder his lordschipis debt nor 
leggacie : Item, to Katherin Melwill, his lordschipis brother daughter, ane thou- 
sand merkis : Item, to Cristian Melwill, hir sister, fyve hundreth merkis ; to Mar- 
garet Melwill, their sister, fyve hundreth merkis, accoirding to their seuerall 
bandis thairwpone : Item, it is his lordschipis will, and ordaines that Dauid 
Young, his servand, have his penchioun wherin he is provyded payd to him this 
present yeire and sa forth yeirlie in tyme cuming. 

Followis his lordschipis leggacie and latter will maid be himselff as followis : 
Item, he nominates and constitutes his loving cusing, Mr. Thomas Melwill, his 
onlie executour and intrometter, and ordanes him to pay his foirsaides debtis and 
leggaceis following to the particular persounes to whome his lordschip leaves the 
same, and that be the speciall adwyise of his loving sone, Bobert, maister of Mel- 
will : Item, he leaves to his servand, Garrat Bisbie, tua hundreth merkis ; to 
Laurence Hendersoun, ane hundreth merkis by and attoure the sovme wherof 
he hes his lordschipis obligatioun ; to Helein Oliphantis sone in St. Johnestoun, 
ane hundreth merkis : Item, to Johne Balfour, ane hundreth merkis : Item, to 
vmquhile Andro Duirrie, his eldest sone, tua hundreth merkis. Meluill. 

B. Hamiltoun, witnes. Mr. Robert Moray, witnes. 

Mr. James Galbreath, vitnes. Dauid Oliphant, witnes. 

120. Charter by King Charles the First, under the Great Seal, confirming 
a charter by John Melville, elder, of Baith, to his eldest son, John 
Melville, of the barony of Baith. 3d February 1626. 

Carolus, Dei gratia Magne Britannie, Francie et Hibernie rex, fideique defensor, 
omnibus probis hominibus totius terre sue clericis et laicis, salutem : Sciatis nos 
cum avisamento nostri fidelis et familiaris consanguinei et consiliarii Joannis, 
comitis de Mar, domini Erskine et Gareoche etc. magni nostri thesaurarii, com- 
putorum rotulatoris et collectoris regni nostri Scotie, ac domini Archibaldi Naper 
de Merchingstoun, militis, deputati in dictis officiis, ac reliquorum dominorum 
nostrorum commissionariorum regni nostri Scotie, ratificasse, approbasse et hac 
presenti carta nostra confirmasse, tenoreque eiusdem ratificare, approbare ac pro 
nobis et successoribus nostris pro perpetuo confirmare, cartam et dispositionem in 
eadem contentam cum precepto sasine inibi inserto de data apud maneriei locum 
de Baith decimo octauo die mensis Aprilis anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo 
decimo sexto, factam, datam et concessam per quondam Joannem Melvill, 
seniorem de Baith, hereditarium proprietarium terrarum, molendini et aliarum 
subscriptarum, et Margarete Scott, eius sponse, vnanimi consensu et assensu, 



158 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1626. 

predilecto nostro Joanni Melvill juniori, eorum filio natu maximo et heredi 
apparenti, suisque heredibus masculis de corpore suo legittime procreandis, qui- 
bus deficientibus, legittimis et propiuquioribus heredibus masculis dicti Joannis 
Melvill junioris et assignatis quibusounque, hereditarie et irredimabiliter, absque 
vlla reuersione, redemptione seu regressu, de totis et integris terris ac aliis par- 
ticulariter subseriptis viz. terris de Eaith, cum castro, turre, fortalicio, manerie 
loco, hortis, pomeriis, partibus, pendiculis et omnibus earundem pertinenciis, 
viz. terris de Turbane et Pitconmark cum molendino nuncupato Schawismylne, 
terris molendinariis, multuris, sequelis et earundem pertinenciis, jacentibus infra 
regalitatem de Dumfermeling et vicecomitatum nostrum de Fyiff ; reseruatis tamen 
dictis Joanni Melvill, seniori de Eaith, et Margarete Scott, eius sponse, eorumque 
alteri diutius viventi, eorum vitali redditu australis dimidietatis, vulgo lie south 
half terrarum dominicalium de Eaith, pro omnibus eorum vite diebus : Tenendis 
de charissima nostra matre digne memorie, Anna, quondam Scotie regina, 
domina integri dominii et regalitatis de Dumfermling, suisque heredibus et succes- 
soribus, superioribus earundem, in feodo et hereditate, prout in dicta carta desuper 
confecta latius continetur, in omnibus et singulis punctis, capitibus, articulis, 
clausulis, conditionibus et circumstantiis quibuscunque in eadem specificatis et 
contentis : Ac volumus et concedimus, ac pro nobis et successoribus nostris decer- 
nimus et ordinamus, quod huius generalitatis tanti erit effectualitatis, validitatis 
et sufficientie, in omnibus respectibus prefato Joanni Melviil de Eaith suisque pre- 
dicts ac si predicta carta et [cum] precepto sasine inibi inserto ad longum de verbo 
in verbum hie inser[er]entur, super quo nos, pro nobis et successoribus nostris, dis- 
pensavimus ac per pi*esentis carte nostre tenorem dispensamus pro nunc et imper- 
petuum : Necnon volumus et concedimus, ac pro nobis et successoribus nostris, 
pro perpetuo decernimus et ordinamus quod hec presens nostra confirmatio tanti 
erit valoris, roboris, efficacie et effectus, prefato Joanni Melvill, nunc de Eaith, 
suisque heredibus masculis et assignatis predictis, ac si eadem ipsis ante sasine 
per ipsum de predictis terris, molendino ac aliis prescriptis, cum pertinenciis, 
sumptionem data et concessa extitisset, non obstante sasina per ipsum de eisdem 
alias sumpta, super quo et omnibus defectibus que inde sequi poterit, ac cum 
omnibus aliis defectubus seu imperfectionibus, si que sint, que contra validi- 
tatem predicte carte aut huius presentis nostre confirmationis eiusdem opponi 
seu allegari poterint, nos pro nobis et successoribus nostris dispensavimus 
ac per presentis carte nostre tenorem dispensamus pro nunc et imper- 
petuum ; saluis et reseruatis nobis et successoribus nostris iuribus et servitiis de 
predictis terris, molendino ac aliis prescriptis cum pertinenciis, nobis et predicesso- 
ribus nostris ante hanc presentem nostram conlirmationem debitis et consuetis : 



1626.] AXD OF THE LESLIES OP LEVEN. 159 

Preterea nos pro bono fideli et gratuito servitio nobis per prefatum Joannem 
Melvill de Raith prestito et irnpenso, ao pro diuersis aliis magnis respectibus 
et bonis considerationibus nos moventibus, cum avisamento predicto, De novo 
dedirnus, concessimus, disposuimus et hac presenti carta nostra confirmavimus, 
tenoreque eiusdem de novo damus, concedimus, disponinius ac pro nobis et suc- 
cessoribus nostris pro perpetuo confirmamus, prefato Joanni Melvill, nunc de 
Eaith, suisque heredibus masculis et assignatis respectiue et successiue predictis 
hereditarie, totas et integras predictas terras ac alias particulariter prescriptas 
cum pertinenciis viz. predictas terras de Eaith . . . predictas terras de Turbane 
et Pitconmark, cum dicto molendino lie Schawismylne nuncupate, terris molen- 
dinariis . . . reservato tamen vitali redditu dicte australis dimidietatis terrarum 
dominicalium, vulgo lie Maynis de Eaith, dicte Margarete Scott, sponse dicti 
Joannis Melvill, senioris de Eaith, pro omnibus sue vite diebus, vnacum omnibus 
hire, titulo, interesse, iurisclameo, tam petitorio quam possessorio, que seu quas 
nos nostri predicessores aut successores in et ad easdem seu ad aliquam partem 
earundem vel ad census, firmas, proficua aut diuorias earundem de quibuscunque 
annis seu terminis preteritis habuimus, habemus seu quovismodo habere vel 
clamare poterimus aut poterint, ratione warde, relevii, nonintroitus, eschaete, foris- 
facture, recognitionis, purprusionis, disclamationis, bastardie, reductionis, aliena- 
tionis totius aut maioris partis, aut ob quamcunque aliam causam, actionem seu occa- 
sionem preteritam diem date presentis carte precedentem ; renunciando et exoner- 
ando eisdem, cum omnibus actione et instantia earundem pro nobis et successoribus 
nostris prefato Joanni Melvill, nunc de Eaith, suisque heredibus masculis et assig- 
natis predictis pro nunc et imperpetuum, cum pacto de non petendo, ac cum 
suplimento omnium defectuum tam [non] nominatorum quam nominatorum quos 
tanquam pro expressis in hac presenti carta nostra haberi volumus : Et similiter 
nos cum avisamento predicto ereximus, creavimus, vniuimus, annexavimus et 
incorporavimus, tenoreque presentis carte nostre pro nobis et successoribus nostris 
erigimus, creamus, vnimus, annexamus et incorporamus, omnes et singulas predictas 
terras ac alias prescriptas viz. predictas terras de Eaith . . . predictas terras de 
Turbane et Pitconmark, cum dicto molendino lie Schawismylne nuncupate. . . et 
omnibus earundem pertinenciis, in vnam integram et liberam baroniam prefato 
Joanni Melvill de Eaith suisque heredibus masculis et assignatis predictis, Baro- 
niam de Eaith ornni tempore affuturo nuncupandam, ordinantes manerie locum, 
turrim et fortalicium de Eaith principale messuagium dicte baronie fore : Ac 
volumus et concedimus ac pro nobis et successoribus nostris pro perpetuo 
decernimus et ordinamus quod vnica sasina, nunc per prefatum Joannem Melvill 
de Eaith, et omni tempore affuturo per suos heredes masculos et assignatos 



160 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1626. 

respectiue et successiue predictos, apud dictani maneriem, turrim et fortalicium de 
Raith capienda, stabit et ipsis erit sufficiens sasina pro totis et integris predictis 
terris et baronia de Raith, . . . cum pertinenciis, non obstante quod non jacent 
insimull et contigue sed in diuersis partibus, super quo nos pro nobis et successoribus 
nostris dispeusavimus ac per presentis carte nostre tenorem dispensamus pro nunc et 
imperpetuum : Tenendas et babendas totas et integras predictas terras et baroniam 
de Eaith, comprehendentem in se terras, molendinum ac alias supraspecificatas 
. . . omnes nunc in vnam integram et liberam baroniam erectas et vnitas, vt 
premissum est, reservato tamen dicte Margarete Scott . . . vt premittitur, prefato 
Joanni Melvill de Raith suisque heredibus masculis et assignatis respectiue et 
successiue predictis, de nobis et successoribus nostris in feodo et hereditate 
imperpetuum, per omnes rectas metas suas antiquas et diuisas, . . . sine vlla 
reuocatione, contradictione, impedimento aut obstaculo quocunque : Reddendo 
iude annuatim dictus Joannes Melvill de Raith suique heredes masculi et 
assignati predicti nobis et successoribus nostris nostrorumque computorum 
rotulatoribus, camerariis et factoribus presentibus et qui pro tempore fuerint, 
summam quinque librarum vsualis monete regni nostri Scotie annualis red- 
ditus ad duos anni terminos, festa viz. penthecostes et sancti Martini in hieme, 
per equales portiones, cum warda et relevio, et faciendo inde forinsecum servitium 
cum tribus sectis curie ad nostras tres curias capitales apud Dumfermling annua- 
tim tenendas, cum aliis servitiis inde debitis et consuetis ; necnon observando et 
perimplendo omnes alias conditiones, clausulas et restrictiones, in prioribus infeofa- 
mentis prefati- Joannis Melvill de Raith et suis predicessoribus, hereditariis feudi- 
firmariis prefatarum terrarum et aliorum prescriptorum, de eisdem factis et con- 
cessis, specificatas, secundum formam et tenorem eorundem in omnibus punctis : In 
cuius rei testimonium huic presenti carte nostre magnum sigillum nostrum apponi 
precepimus ; Testibus, predilectis nostris consanguineis et consiliariis, Jacobo, 
Marchione de Hamiltoun, comite Arranie et Cantabrigie, domino Aven, et 
Innerdaill, etc. Willielmo, Mariscalli comite, domino Keith, etc. regni nostri maris- 
callo, predilecto nostro consiliario, domino Georgio Hay de Kinfawnis, milite, 
nostro cancellario, predilecto nostro consanguineo et consiliario, Thoma, comite de 
Melros, domino Bynning et Byris, etc. nostro secretario ; dilectis nostris familiari- 
bus consiliariis, dominis Ricardo Cokburne de Clerkingtoun, nostri secreti sigilli 
custode, Joanne Hamiltoun de Magdaleins, nostrorum rotulorum registri et con- 
silii clerico, Georgio Elphingstoun de Blythiswode, nostre iusticiarie clerico, et 
Joanne Scott de Scottistarvett, nostre cancellarie directore, militibus ; Apud 
Edinburgum, tertio die mensis Februarii, anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo 
vigesimo sexto, regnique nostri anuo primo. 



1627.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 161 

121. Testament of John Melville of Eaith. 20th April 1627. 

The testament dative and inventarie of the guidis, geir, and dettis of vmquhill 

Johnne Meluill of Eaith, within the parochin of Kirkaldie, and schireff- 

dome of Fyffe, the tyme of his deceis, quha deceissit intestat in the 

moneth of Januar, the yeir of God i m sex hundreth tuentie sex yeiris, 

faithfullie maid and gevin vp he Margaret Scott, his relict, as haveing 

best knawledge of the guidis and geir, and be Dauid, Mr. Thomas, 

Bathia, Margaret, and Erne Meluillis, tbair lawfull barnes and execu- 

toris datives decernit to thair said vmquhill father be decreit of the 

commissar of Sanct Androis, the tuentie tua day of Marche, the yeir ot 

God j m sex hundreth tuentie sewin yeiris. 

In the first, the said defunct, the tyme of his deceis foirsaid, had the guidis and 

geir following, of the prices and wallouris efter specifeit, to wit, thrie scoir ten 

bollis aittis, price of the boll, iij lib. ; summa. j°xx lib. : Item, mair, tuentie four 

bollis beir, price of the boll, v lib. ; summa j c xx lib. : Item, fourtie bollis peis, price 

of the boll, iiij lib. ; summa, j c lx lib. : Item, fourtein oxin, price of the peice over 

head, xviij lib. ; summa, ij°lij lib. : Item, thrie ky, price of the peice overhead, 

xiij lib. yjs. viij d. ; summa, xl lib. : Item, four young stirkis, price of the peice, 

iiij lib. ; summa, xvj lib. : Item, tua wark hors, price of the peice, xx lib. ; summa, 

xl lib. : Item, sexten yowis, price of the peice, xls.; summa, xxxij lib. : Item, 

tuentie four yeld scheip, price of the peice, xxxiij s. iiij d. ; summa, xllib. : Item, 

in vttinceillis and domiceillis, by the airship, estimat to xxxiij lib. vi s. viijd. 

Summa of the inventarie, viij c liij lib. vj s. viij d. 

Na dettis awand to the dead. 

Ordinar dettis awand be the dead. In the first, to Johnne Lockard, servand- 
man, of fie the said yeir, xj lib. : Item, to Lawrence Baxter, servandman, of fie 
the said yeir, xxi lib. : Item, to James Lindesay, his servand, of fie the said yeir, 
xxj lib. : Item, to Johnne Sigmour, his servand, of fie the said yeir, xxvi lib. xiij s. 
iiij d. : Item, to Catharin Lindesay, servand, of fie the said yeiris, x lib. : Item, to 
Jonet Chalmer, servand, of fie the said yeir, xij lib. : Item, to Jonet Lindesay, 
servand, of fie the said yeir, xij lib. : Item, to Effie Wardlaw, servand, of fie the 
said yeir, x lib. : Item, to the chalmerland of Dunfermling, of teynd dewtie the 
said yeir, xl lib. 

Summa of the saidis dettis, j c lxiij lib. xiij s. iiij d, 

Summa of the frie gier, the dettis deduceit, vj c lxxxix lib. xiij s. iiij d. 

To be devydit in thrie pairtis — ilk pairt is, ij c xxix lib. xvij s. x d. 

A. Lyndesay, fiscall. 
VOL. in. x 



162 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1627. 

Mr. James Wemys, commissar of St. Androis, deput to the confirmation of 
testamentis within the boundis of my jurisdiction, be the presentis ratefeis, apprevis, 
and confirmis this present inventare and testament abone vrittin, togidder with 
the executouris tharin abone constitut, in sua far as the samen is justle and treule 
maid and givin vpe, and na vtherwayes, lykas the saidis executouris maid faith 
the said inventare is justle and treule maid and givin vpe, nathing omitit furth 
thairof, nor set within the just awaill tharin contenit, and Mr. Harie Melvill, 
burges of Kirkcaldie, is becume caution that the haill guidis and geir thairin con- 
tenit salbe saiff and furthcwmand to all partes haveand interest thairto as law 
will ; and tharfor I be the presentis comitis full power to the saidis executouris to 
intromet with the haill guidis and geir abone wreattin, to call and persew tharfor 
give neid beis, and to outred creditouris tharwith; reserueand alwayes just compt 
and reckning to be maid and givin be them tharof quhen and quhair they salbe 
requyrit tharto. In witnes herof to the presentis subscryuit be Johnne Arnott, 
my clerke of court, my saill of office is affixt at St. Androis, the tuentie day of 
Apryll, the yeir of God j m vj c tuente sevin yeris. Johnne Arnott. 

122. Commission by the Convention of Estates to Sir Alexander Leslie, 
to be General of their Forces. 9th May 1639. 

At the Conventioun, haldin at Edinburgh the nynt day of May i m vj c threttie 
nyne yeires, the noblemen, lords of parliament, comissioners of schyres, and 
comissioners of burrowes for the parliament within this kingdome, being con- 
veined in frie and competent number, and taking to consideratioun the estait of 
this kirk and kingdome as it now standeth in, threatned with warris and hostile 
invasioun from England, both by sea and land, by the pernicious suggestiones and 
devilish calumnies of the enemies to kirk, king, and countrey, the laite pretentit 
prelatis of this countrey, assisted by some of the Scotis nobillitie and gentrie. who 
lies not onely poysoned the eares of our dread soveraine with forged lyes, to mak 
him apprehend that his loyall subjects just and necessary defence and mainteinance 
of thair religioun and libbertie is the denying of his royall powar, and the casting 
offe the yock of thair dew obedience, but hes also so fare prevailled with his 
Majestie, that his gracious eares are, and hes beine, stepped from heireing any of 
the supplicationes, informationes, petitiones, or letters sent by his said loyall 
subjects, for cleiring of the iustnes and lawfulnes of thair proceidingis, supplica- 
ting ever to be reulled and governed by the lawes of this kingdome, ecclesiasticall 
and civill, and being forced to put themselffes in readines for a lawfull defence of 
thair religioun, lyfes, and landis, and finding it the first and chiefest pairt of thair 



1639.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 163 

caire to mak choyce of a generall of thair forces, to direct and governe them in 

all militarie affaires and the dependences thereof, such ane on as vpoun whose 

wisdome, experience and integrity, they might rely ; thairfore, they all in on 

voyce nominat, elect, and choyse Generall Sir Alexander Lesly, to be generall off 

all the Scotis forces, armies, troupes, regiments, and companyes, alsweill foote as 

hors, and alsweill natives as forrainers, who sail serue or assist vs, with powar to 

him as generall foirsaid, to mak and appoynt all and whatsoever officers necessarie 

vnder him, alsweill officers of warre as secretaryes, clerkes, scrivenors, and others 

necessarie for his service, whose fies and allowances sail be payed be the generall 

commissers out of the comoun purs of the whole kingdome ; with powar lykwys 

to him to tak vp a list of all the number of men and armes within every shiref- 

donie or burgh within the kingdome, the names of thair colonelles, leiutenants, 

majors, captaines, and other officers, over whom and everie on of them he sail 

have full powar and command, of what qualitie, degrie, or estait so ever they be, 

in all militarie affaires ; and in speciall with powar to him to give ordour and 

directioun at all occasiones necessar to conveine the officers in everie schyre or 

burgh, with the men in armes thairin, in haill or in pairt, at such tymes and 

places as he sail appoynt, put them in companyes, regiments, brigads, armies, or 

otherways, as he sail think fitting, conjoyne or disjoyne regiments and companies 

as he pleases, give ordour for battaills, fights, skirmishes, keeping or taking of 

castills, toures, sconces, bridges, passes, and others, and generally everie other 

thing to do that to the charge and comand of a generall of forces, hors and 

foote, richtly pertaines : And for his better effectuating thereof, and that all dew 

obedience may be givin him as generall foirsaid, the haill estaits foirsaid, conveined 

as said is, did sweare and promise all dewtifull obedience to him in everie thing 

concernes his chairge of all the Scotis forces, hors and foote, with assurance that 

whatsoever sail be done be him in his said chairge or executioun therof, conforme 

to the articles of militarie discipline, aither be himselffe or be these who sail be 

appoyntit be him in thair seuerall offices, sail be heartily and willingly obeyed, 

naither sail the punischment of any persoun, of whatsoever ranke, qualitie, or 

degrie, who sail not do his dewty, or give obedience when he is comanded, be 

esteemed be any, aither of his kin, freinds or acquaintance, but as the iust reward 

of his owne demerite, and never quarrelled at na tyme heirefter, and in caice any 

persone or persones (as God forbid) sail repyne or quarrell any such punischment 

or deid to be done be the said generall or his said officers, in executioun of thair 

offices, conforme to the saidis articles, in that caise they sail be held as mutiners, 

and the rest of the countrey and everie persoun therein obleist to assist the said 

generall and his posterity against them, till they be punisched for thair fault, and 



164 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1639. 

brought to dew acknowledgment therof ; provyding allwayes that the said generall 
and his officers sail bee ansuerabill and subject to the counsall of estait and the 
supreme judicatories of this kingdome, alsweill civill as ecclesiastical!, and sail 
giue his oath de fideli administratione of the tenor to be sett doune in the saidis 
articles of militarie discipline, and this present comissioun to endure so long as 
we ar necessitat to be in armes for the defence of the couenant, for religion, 
crowne, and countrie, and ay and whill the Lord send peace to this kingdome. — 
Argyll, Montrose, Mar, Cassillis, Lothian, Lindesay, Yester, Montgomerie, Rothes, 
Boyd, Naper, W. Gray, J. Balmerinoch, Forrester, J. Erskine, Loudoun, Marischall, 
G. Prestone, S. J. Dowglas, Lamingtoun, Thomas Myrtone of Cambo, W. 
Cunynghamheid, Sr. J. Moncreiff, J. Blair of that ilk, S. J. Kilbirnie, T. R. of 
Freiland, W. Conynghame of Cragandis, J. S. Grinok, Robert Scot of Quhitslaid, 
S. Thomas Hop, for Clackmannane ; Sr. T. Craig Rickartoune, S. D. Cricttoune, 
Robert Dobie, S. P. Hamiltoun, Sr. D. Murray, S. J. Hammilton, George Wynrame, 
S. J. Wauehope, S. G. Baillie, Dundas of that ilk, S. Patrik Hepburne of Wauch- 
tune, S. A. Gibsone Durie, James Dundas, Lag, J. Somerwel, James Murraj-, Jo. 
Hamilton, D. Lyndesay of Kirkforther, J. Reid of Pitlothie, W. Dundas ; J. Smyth, 
for Edinburgh ; J. Wallace ; Richard Maxwell, for Edinburgh ; S. J. Cheisly ; 
T. Durhame, for Peirth ; A. Hepburne ; Robert Dauidsoun, for Dundie ; Tho. 
Bruce, for Sterling ; Mr. George Gray, for Hadington ; Johne Osborne, for Ayre ; 
D. Symsone, for Dysert ; Wa. Scott, for Selkirk ; Johne Williamsone, for Kirkaldie ; 
Williame Meikiljone, for Brintiland ; J. Sempill, for Dumbartane ; James Wil- 
liamsone, for Peblis ; J. Somervell, for Renfrow ; M. Rot. Barclay, for Irving ; 
George Purves, for Dunbar ; Williame Grahame ; J. Rutherfurd, for Jedburgh ; 
Ga. Conyngham, for Glasgow ; George Home, for Northeberwick ; M. R. 
Cuninghame, for Kingorne ; James Richardsone, for Pettinweme ; Jo. Tullus, for 
Anstruther Wester. 

123. Commission to Sir Alexander Leslie of Balgony to be General of the 

Forces. 17th April 1640. 

At the meiting of the Estaites haldin at Edinburgh the sevinteine of Aprill j m vj c 
and fourtie yeires, the noblemen, comissioneris of shyres and borrowes, haueing 
taken to consideratioun the pjresent estait of this kingdome, as it now standeth 
in, not onely threatned with warres concludit against it in the counsall of 
England and parliament of Irland most vnjustly, without any offence given to 
either of these nationnes, but also the warres already begune be the governour of 
the Castell of Edinburgh and garisoun of Englishmen thairin, who hes schot att 



1640.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 165 

the burgh of Edinburgh, and stoped housses, and killed some people without any 
injury done him or them, the commissionaris sent to court be vertew of his 
Majesties warrand to clear all thingis could be layd to this nationes chairge, and 
humbly to supplicat for performance of what was promissed in the campe, are 
confyned, and some put in close prisoun, armies listed to come against the said 
kingdome be sea and land, and, in effect, a full determinatioun of the subdewing, 
killing, and destroying of this land and natioun without showing any just ground 
or reasoun of quarrell, and so being forced to put themselffes in readines for a 
lawfull defence of thair religioun, lives, liberties, and landis, haue thought it fit to 
mak choyse of such a generall of thair forces, to direct, comand, and governe them 
in all military effaires and dependancies thairof, as vpoun whose wisdome, experi- 
ence and integrity they might rely ; and haueing had experience of the great wis- 
dome, diligence, and affectioun of Generall Sir Alexander Lessly of Balgony, 
knicht, in the dischairge of his former comissioun grantit to him, thairfor they 
all in one voyce nominat, elect, and choyse the said Generall Sir Alexander Lessly 
to be generall of all the Scottis forces serveing for this common cause, alsweill horse 
as foote, with power to him to tak vp a list of all the number of men and armes 
in every shirrefdome or burgh within the kingdome, the names of thair colonellis, 
lieutennentis, majores, captaines, and vtheris officers over whom and every one of 
them he shall haue full power and comand, of what qualitie, degrie, or estait 
soever they be, in all militarie effairs, with power also to him, with consent of the 
committie which shall be with him in the armie, to give order and directioun at 
all occasiones necessar to draw out to the feildes, or put in garisones such number 
and proportiounes of men out of ony shyres or burghes, at such tymes and places 
as he and they sail appoynt, with power lykwyss to him to appoynt secretaries, 
clerks, scrivinars, and vthers necessar for his service, whose fies and allowances 
sail be payed out of the comoun collectioun of the kingdome, and generally all 
and sindrie vthers thingis to doe that to the comand of a generall of forces, 
horse and foote, rightly pertaines ; and for his better effectuating thairof, and 
that all dew obedience may be givin him as generall forsaid, and he encouraged 
to doe the service for the good of this kingdome, the haill estaites (at whose 
entreatie he accepted the said charge) did sweir and promise all dewtifull 
obedience to him in everie thing concernes his said charge of all the forces, horse 
and foot, serving in this comon cause, with assurance that what sail be done be him 
in his said chairge, or executioun therof, conforme to the articles of military dis- 
cipline either be himselff or these who sail be appoynted be him in thair severall 
offices, sail be heartily and willingly obeyed, neither sail the punishment of any 
persone, of whatsoever rank, qualitie, or degrie, who sail not doe his dewtie, or 



166 CHARTERS OP THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1640. 

give obedience when he is comandit, be esteemed be any persoun or persones any 
vtherwayes then the just rewairde of his demerite ; and in caise any persone or 
persones (as God forbid) sail repyne or quarrell any such punishment or deid to 
be done be the said generall or his saids official's in execution of thair office, con- 
forme to the said articles, in that caise they sail be held as mutiners, and the rest 
of the countrey, and everie persoune thairin, obliest to assist the said generall and 
his posteritie against them till they be punished for thair fault, and brought to 
dew acknowledgment thairof ; and because, for managing of this warre, the said 
generall and his posteritie may be called in questioun, and suffer prejudice, and 
lose in thair particullar for these thingis alreadie done, or which may be done 
heirefter, according to the dewtie of his place, and at the saids estaites desire and 
comand, in that caise the saids estaites of this kingdome are heirby obleist, them- 
selffes and thair successors, to maintaine the said generall and his posteritie, and 
to refound any lose he or they sail sustaine that way, provyding allwayes the 
said generall and his officiars sail be answeirable and subject to the counsall 
of estait and the supreame judicatories of this kingdome, alsweill civill as 
ecclesiasticall, and sail give his oath de fideli administratione ; and this present 
comissioune to endure so long as we are necessitat to be in armes for the defence 
of the covenant, for religion, crowne, and covntrey, or ay and quhill the same be 
discharged be the estaites of this kingdome. — Argyll, Mai', Montrose, M. Stor- 
mont, Kingome, Angus, Carnegy, Eglintoun, Dalhousie, Boyd, Kenmore, Sinclare, 
Johnstoun, W. Ker, Yester, Forrester, Glencairne, Lindesay, Lothian, Wigtoun, 
Rosse, Montgomerie, Cassillis, Quensberry, W. Gray, J. Coupar, Flemyng, Naper, 
Blantyre, J. Cranstoune, Elcho, J. Balmerinoch, Wemyss, S. J. Amisfeild, commis- 
sioner for Drumfreis; S. Patrick Hepburne of Wauchtun, commissioner for 
Hadintoune ; S. D. Home, for Beruik ; Thomas Myrtone of Cambo, for Fyfe ; "VV. 
Rig, for Fyfe ; S. D. Grame of Morphie ; J. Dundas off that ilk, for Linlithgow ; 
W. Riccartoune, for Linltgow ; Sr. G. Ramsay, for the Merns ; S. H. Cesnok, for 
Air ; T. R. Freiland, for Perth ; Sr. D. Campbell, for Argyll ; S. A. Murray, for 
Pibles ; S. J. Wauchope, for Edinbrugh ; S. Thomas Hop, for Clackmannane ; 
Sr. David Murray, for Peiblis ; A. Erskine off Dun, for Forfoir; S. L. Houstoun, 
for Renfrew ; H. Bannatyne, for Butt ; Lugtoun, commissioner for Edinburgh ; 
S. J. Moncreiff, for Pearthescheir ; S. W. B. Lamingtoun, for Lanrik ; S. W. 
Mynto, M. J. Campbell, Andrew Agnew, S. H. Montgomery of Giffine, Larg, 
Wm. Dick, proveist of Edinburgh ; J. C. Gaitgirth, Wm. Douglas in Shirifhal, 
Harie Elphinstoune off Caderhall, W. Caprintown, J. Fullartoun, S. D. Murray, 
J. Hamilton, A. Montgomery, W. Baillie, W. Conyngham of Cragandis, T. Fraser, 
Williame Hume, J. Rentone, Harie Home, Alexander Gordowne of Erlistowne, 



1641.] AND OF THE LESLIES OP LEVEN. 167 

A. Belsches, J. S. Grinok, J. Smyth, for Edinburgh ; Tho. Bruce, for Sterling ; 
J. Jaffray, for Aberdeen ; Jo. Irwing, for Drumfreis ; Johne Osburne, for Ayre ; 
James Gibbisone, for Linlithgow ; W. Glendonyng, for Kirkcudbryght ; D. 
Andersone, for Cupar ; D. Spens, for Butherglen ; J. Reid, for Dumfermling ; 
Robert Beattie, for Montrois ; Alexr. Thomsone, for Hadingtone ; Patrik Bell, 
commissioner for Glasgow ; Johne Jamesoune, commissioner for Rothesay ; Mr. 
Al. Wedderburne, commissioner for Dundie ; Archibald Merser, for Culroise ; 
M. Rot. Barely, for Irving ; James Daling, for the Qwinesferie ; George Purves, 
for Dunbar ; Jo. Tullus, for Anstruther Wester ; Mark Kinglassie, for Inuer- 
kething. 

124. Patent by King Charles the First to General Sir Alexander 
Leslie, of the titles of Earl of Leven and Lord Balgony. 11th 
October 1641. 

Carolus, Dei gratia Magne Britannie, Francie et Hibernie Rex, fideique defensor, 
omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos presentes litere pervenerint, salutem : 
Sciatis, quia nobiscum perpendentes titulorum dignitatis et honoris collationem 
nobis tanquam eiusdem fonti maxime propriam esse, precipue erga eos qui suo 
valore, virtute et meritis promoveri demerentur ; et nos perfecte intelligentes 
quantum honoris et estimationis predilertus et fidelis noster Generalis Dominus 
Alexander Leslie de Balgony, miles, meritis, magnanimitate et virtute apud 
exteros in Germania, videlicet, et Suecia, aliisque exteris regionibus in expedition- 
um militarium scientia, tanto cum successu et felicitate in ducendis exercitibus, 
tali cum regimine, prudentia, moderatione et dexteritate in difficillimis horum 
temporum bellis, sibi acquisiverit, vt sicuti publicum applausum, reputationem et 
approbationem apud exteras nationes demeruit, ita honorem et laudem huic 
antiquo regno nostro Scotie vbi subditus natus est, addidit : hinc est quod 
judicavimus regali nostre cure et favori incumbere nobilitatis titulum et digni- 
tatis subsequentis tesseram in eum conferre : Idcirco fecimus, constituimus et 
creavimus, tenoreque presentium facimus, constituimus et creamus prefatum 
Generalem Dominum Alexandrum Leslie, suosque heredes masculos de corpore 
suo legitime procreates seu procreandos, Comites de Levin et Dominos de Bal- 
gony ; ac damus, conferimus et concedimus sibi suisque predictis titulum, 
honorem, ordinem et gradum Comitis et Domini Parliamenti ; vt omni tempore 
affuturo nominentur et appellentur Comites de Levin et Domini de Balgony ; 
cum omnibus et singulis prerogativis, preeminentiis, privileges, libertatibus et 
immunitatibus eidem pertinentibus et spectantibus : Tenendum et habendum 



168 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1641. 

dictum titulum, honorem et dignitatem Comitis et Domini Parliamenti, cum 
omnibus preeminentiis et prerogativis ei spectantibus. dicto Generali Domino 
Alexandre Leslie suisque heredibus masculis prescriptis, de nobis nostrisque 
successoribus imperpetuum, in omnibus nostris et successorum nostroram 
parliamentis, generalibus conciliis, aliisque publicis dicti regni nostri conventibus, 
similiter sicut aliquis alius comes vel domiuus parliamenti per leges actaque 
parliamenti huius regni nostri habet sive possidet. Mandamus insuper nostris 
Leoni Regi armorum suisque fratribus fecialibus, ut talia additamenta aliaque 
armorum privilegia suis insigniis prescribant vt in talibus vsitatum est. In 
cuius rei testimonium presentibus magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus, 
apud palatium nostrum de Halyrudhous, vndecimo die mensis Octobris, anno 
Domini millesimo sexcentesimo quadragesimo primo, et anno regni nostri decimo 
septimo. 

Per signaturam manu Supremi Domini nostri Regis suprascriptam. 

Written to the Great Seall, decimo tertio Octobris 1641. 

Sr. J. SCOTTISTARVETT. 

Sealit vigesimo primo Octobris 1641. Gratis, Jo. Haldane. 

[Great seal appended entire.] 



125. Commission by King Charles the First to Alexander Leslie, Earl oe 
Leven, as Commander of the Scottish Army, for the suppression of the 
Irish Rebellion. 7th May 1G42. 

Carolus Dei gratia Scotiae, Angliae, Franciae et Hiberniae rex, fideique defen- 
sor, omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos presentes literae pervenerint, salutem : 
Sciatis quia nos considerantes status parliamenti huius antiqui et nativi regni nostri 
Scotiae, audito primo rumore Hibernicae istius rebellionis, e sensu felicis et con- 
stants pacis, non ita pridem stabilitae inter duo regna nostra Scotiae et Angliae, pro 
eorum humili et debito obsequio erga nos tanquam sujtremum caput et monarcham 
vtriusque regni obtulisse nobis in sacratissima nostra persona et aperto ptarlia- 
mento sedentibus decern mille milites ad reprimendam dictam rebellionem, si parlia- 
mentum Anglicanum (quod tunc temporis etiam sedebat) idem acceptaret ; quo- 
quidem statibus parliamenti Anglicani significato, benevolentiam statim dicti nostri 
[regni] Scotiae summo amore amplexi sunt nobisque consuluerunt vt eadem vtere- 
mur, prout nos cum consensu dictorum statuum commissionem dedimus quibusdam 
nobilibus generosis et burgensibus dicti nativi regni nostri Scotiae ad convenien- 
dum cum commissionariis per nos cum consensu dicti parliamenti nostri Anglicani 



1642.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 169 

elegendis, vt deliberarent et tractarent de quibusdam articulis circa emolumentum 
vtriusque regni nostri, qui inter reliquos articulos in dicta commissione mention- 
atos liunc tanquam vnum eorundem expresserunt penes subsidium dandum per 
regnum nostrum Scotiae regno nostro Angliae pro repressione dictae Hibernicae 
rebellionis secundum documenta data vel danda dictis commissionariis per domi- 
nos nostri secreti consilii dicti regni nostri Scotiae, ad quos nos et dicti status 
nostri parliamenti idem remisimus ; secundum quodquidem dicti commissionarii 
vtriusque regni convenientes Londini et tractantes de subsidio per dictum anti- 
quum regnum nostrum Scotiae nobis regnoque nostro Angliae dando, pro repres- 
sione dictae Hibernicae rebellionis, deque modo et conditionibus eiusdem dicti com- 
missionarii concordarunt, eorumque tractatum desuper finiverunt ; secundum quern 
dictus exercitus decern mille militum conscriptus in dicto regno nostro Scotiae est 
partim transmissus et in regnum nostrum Hiberniae expositus, reliqui vero quam 
fieri poterit celerrime sunt sequituri : Et nos animo nostro revolventes cujus potis- 
simum fidei tanquam imperatoris dictas copias et exercitum demandaremus, et 
perfecte expertum habentes virtutem et animi dotes predilecti nostri consanguinei 
et consiliarii Alexandri, comitis de Levin, domini de Balgony, eiusque prudentiam 
et felicitatem in ducendis et conducendis exercitibus cujusquidem praeclara testi- 
monia non semel exhibuit, vnde nos cum avisamento et consensu dictorum 
dominorum nostri secreti consilii elegimus dictum comitem de Levin imperatorem 
dictarum copiarum et exercitus ; Idcirco nos cum avisamento et consensu dictorum 
dominorum nostri secreti consilii fecimus et constituimus, tenoreque presentium 
facimus et constituimus dictum Alexandrum, comitem de Levin, etc., imperatorem 
dicti exercitus et copiarum decern mille militum conscriptorum et conscribendorum 
in dicto antiquo regno nostro Scotiae pro repressione dictae Hibernicae rebel- 
lionis, omuiumque aliarum virium, copiarum, agminum et turmarum, tam eques- 
trium quam pedestrium iis jungendorum ; cum potestate ei, tanquam imperatori 
dicti exercitus, transvehendi et t[r]ansvelii causandi dictas vniversas copias ad reg- 
num nostrum Hiberniae, presertim ad illam provinciam eiusdem vocatam VIster, 
et ibidem inchoandi, prosequendi omnibusque aliis necessariis vtilibus et possibili- 
bus mediis vtendi pro suppressione dictorum Hibernicorum rebellium, eorum 
sociorum, assistentium, participum, receptorum aliorumque quorumcimque eorum 
sociorum, idque secundum articulos tractatus conclusos et conventos inter com- 
missionarios dicti antiqui regni nostri Scotiae et commissionarios dicti regni nostri 
Angliae, quorum omnia et singula capita et conditiones inibi contentae tanquam 
pro expressis in presentibus tenentur, ac etiam secundum particularia documenta 
data vel danda dicto comiti per nos cum consensu dictorum dominorum nostri 
secreti consilii ; nee non cum potestate memorato comiti, tanquam imperatori 
VOL. ill. Y 



170 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OP MELVILLE [1642. 

antedicti exercitus, vniversis officiariis et militibus in omnibus militaribus officiis 
imperandi, ac ordinem et mandata per semetipsum aliosque sua authoritate munitos 
pro bello, praeliis, conflictibus et velitationibus prescribendi in progrediendo vel 
regrediendo ac in expugnando et custodiendo arces, turres, munimenta, pontes, 
vias aliaque loca necessaria, et generaliter omnia alia et singula faciendi et exer- 
cendi quae ad imperium et locum imperatori s exercituum et copiarum equitum et 
peditum rite pertinent ; idque adeo ample et libere sicuti quivis alius imperator 
exercitus in quovis nostrorum dominiorum fecit seu facere solet : Mandamus etiam 
et precipimus vniverso exercitui, omnibusque officiariis et militibus ejusdem, vt 
omnimodo debite morem gerant dicto comiti, tanquam eorum imperatori, in 
cunctis per ilium eiusque inferiores officiarios iniungendis et mandandis ad ipsius 
munus spectantibus, inque hunc finem vt iurameuta sua dicto comiti, tanquam eorum 
imperatori, praestent ad parendum omnibus et singulis quae per ilium in exequu- 
tione sui officii secundum dicta documenta data vel danda ei per nos dictosque 
dominos nostri secreti consilii imperabuntur, et vt dictus comes promptius 
obediatur in mandatis sui officii, cum potestate sibi concilia militaria constituendi 
ac curias tenendi per seipsum vel alios ab eo nominandos pro executione dictarum 
legum militarium contra quoscunque delinquentes secundum ordinem militaris 
disciplinae et documenta data vel danda sibi per nos et dictos dominos nostri 
secreti consilii ; et si contigerit aliquos vel aliquem repugnare, vel detrectare suppli- 
cium infligendum per dictum imperatorem eiusve officiarios in exequendis eorum 
officiis et muneribus quod istiusmodi reputabuntur seditiosi milites et reliqui 
dicti exercitus tenebuntur et astringentur concurrere et assistere dicto comiti, 
tanquam eorum imperatori, eiusque inferioribus officiariis in debite puniendo dictos 
delinquentes secundum qualitatem eorum delictorum ; providetur omnimodo quod 
dictus comes respondebit et rationem reddet nobis et dictis dominis nostri secreti 
consilii de premissis ac iuramentum suum prestabit de fideli administratione ; 
quodque haec nostra commissio semper durabit donee per nos revocetur : In cujus 
rei testimonium presentibus magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus, apud 
aulam nostram Eboraci, septimo die mensis Maii, anno Domini millesimo sexcen- 
tesimo quadragesimo secundo et anno regni nostri decimo octavo. 
Per signaturam manu supremi domini nostri regis suprascriptam. 

126. Testament of John, Lord Melville. 8th May 1642. 

At Monimaill, the auht day of May 1642. 
The quhilk day I, Jhon, Lord Melvill of Monimaill, being sound in judgement 
and of perfyt memorie, gives this declaration of that duety I purposed to dis- 



1642.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 171 

cberge towards the persones vnderwritten, for the exoneration of myne awin 
mynd, and for the direction and information of such as I haif appointed to per- 
forate my will heirin efter my decease, if I be praevented be death, and gett not 
that duety performed, quhilk I haif resolved to do, be thir presents, declairs 
and ordains as follows, viz. — That of the superplus of the tak dueties and teind 
bolls payable to me out of the paroche of Monimaill (quhat sail remaine over 
and aboue the provision of the minister serving the cuir at the kyrk thairof, and 
that quhilk is ordained to pay the elements thair, and the payment of fyve 
hundreth merks to the kyrk of Monimaill, left be my predecessour to the same, 
and over and aboue ten bolls of aitts quhilk I haif ordained to be payed yearlie 
to my vncle Mr. Thomas, during his lyftyme, efter my decease, and over and 
aboue vther ten bolls of aitts that Mr. Tho. Crystye hes bein in custome to gett 
from me sua lang as he continewes chamerlaine), salbe sold and employed to mak 
payment of the sowmes efter specifeit to the persones vnderwretten, and the 
tyme of payment to the first of these that ar heirefter designed to be at the 
first tearme of Whitsonday or Martimes efter my decease, and the tearmes of 
payment to the rest of thair severall soumes to follow successive as efterwards is 
expressed, and as for these quhom it sail pleis the Lord to give me leive to tak 
ordour with myself quhatsoever be heir named to tham, in that cace they sail 
haif no right nor title to it moir nor if thair had been heir no mention maid of 
thair names. As lykwayes I appoint those soumes only for these that salbe 
alyue at the tearme appointed for thame, except that quhilk I haif appointed 
for James Scrimgeour and Mr. Tho. Crystie thair children, and for John 
Eowane, that quhilk I haue ordained for thame, I ordaine that it be payed to 
thame quhidder alyue or not : Inprimis, I leave and bequeath to Eobert Meluill 
of Auchmur, for the redemption of that annuell rent of tuo hundreth and fiftie 
merk, payed out of Admur, to the airs of vmquhyll John Aitton, the soume of 
ane thowsand merks vsuall money of this realme, to be payed in the first place, 
and ordains to be so disposed vpon that it may accress vnto the tyme be off 
perfyt age : Item, I leaue to James Skrimgeouris bairnes, to be equally devyded 
betuix thame, the soume of fyve hundreth merks : Item, to my cousing Maior 
Melvill, the soume of vther fyve hundreth merks, and thir tua soumes to be 
payed in the nixt place : Item, to Major Melvills sister Helen, six hundreth 
merks : Item, to hir sister Isabell, four hundreth merks : Item, to Elizabeth 
Barclay, dochter to vmquhyle Mr. David Barclay of Touh, the some of ane 
hundreth merks, and ordains thrie to be payed in the thrid place : Item, to the 
children of vmquhyle Walter Adarnsone, ane thousand merks, to be devyded 
equally amongst thame ; provyding that they acknawlege be thair discherge that 



172 CHARTERS OP THE MELVILLES OP MELVILLE [1642. 

they resave the same as a gratuitie, as lykwayes that they ohlis thame selfs thairin 
to pas from all complaints of alledged wrongs done to thair vmquhyle father, be 
ether of the tuo Lords Melvill, my praedecessors, quhom not only I knew to be 
very honest men, who wittinglie wold not haue done wrong to any, lett be to 
him : but all that knew thame, knew thame to be such men, and I desyr that 
they be advysed to quyt thir conceats, if they wald have this favour extended to 
thame, and they be payed in the nixt place, eftir Major Melvill his sisters and 
Elizabeth Barclay : Item, to my aunte Nicolas Scott, the soume of four hundreth 
merks : Item, to Catharine Broun, dochter to vmquhyle Laird of Fordell Broun, 
the soume of tuo hundreth merks : Item, to Agnes Barclay, younger sister to 
Elizabeth Barclay, tuo hundreth merks : Item, to Jean Melvill, my vncle James 
his eldest dochter, tuo hundreth merks : Item, to hir sister Cristiane, ane 
hundreth and fiftie merks ; and thir fyve to be payed in the nixt place, efter 
Walter Adamsones bairnes : Item, to Margrett and Jhon Melvill, children to 
Mr. Robert Melvill, the soume of fyve hundreth merks, to be equally devyded 
betuix thame : Item, to my ante in Tartetrevie hir dochter Jein Eoss, the 
soume of ane hundreth and fiftie merks : Item, to 

Melvills, lawfull dochters to vmquhyle Mr. Harye Melvill, the soume of tuo 
hundreth merks, to be equally devyded betuix thame : Item, to Jhon Eowan, my 
tennent in Torbene, the soume of tuo hundreth merks, and that to be payed nixt 
efter Nicolas Scott, Catrein Broun, Agnes Barclay, Jein and Cristiane Melvills : 
Item, to Mr. Tho. Crystie his children, the soume of fyfteine hundreth merks : 
Item, to Tho. Bonner, ane hundreth lib. This is wrettin be Sir Geo. Areskyn, 
ane of the senatouris of the college of justice, subscryved with my hand, day, 
year, and place foirsaid, befoir thir witnes, Mr. Thomas Melvill, my brother, Jhon 
Broun, and the said Sr. Geo. Arskyn the wretar heirof. [Signature torn away] 



127. Testament of Alexander, Lord Balgony, and nomination of tutors for 
his children. 12th January 1644. 

I, Alexander, Lord Balgonie, considdering that the dayes of man ar schort 
and vncertaine, and nothing mair certane nor death, and nothing mair vncertane 
nor the tyme thairof, and that it becumes all Christianes tymuslie so to dispose 
of thair worldlie effaires that all contraversies that may fall furth thairanent efter 
thair deceis may be prevenit, in respect quhairof I, be thir presentis, mak and 
constitut William, Maister of Cranstoun; Sir Johnne Euthven of Dunglas, 
knyght ; Walter Dundas, younger of that ilk ; Sir Johnne Leslie of Newtoun, 



1646.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEJST. 173 

knyght, ane of the senatouris of the colledge of justice ; Arthur Erskein of Scottis- 
craig, and Johnne Rentoun of Lambertoun, tutouris testamentares to Alexander 
Leslie, my lawfull sone, and to Ladie Catharin and Ladie Agnes Leslies, my 
lawfull dochteris, or to sua many of them as sail not be past thair aige of tutorie 
the tyme of my deceis quhen the samyn sail happin, the saidis Arthur Erskin, 
Walter Dundas, younger, and Johnne Rentoun, or any of them, to be sine quo 
non, and they, or any of them, with ony twa of the vthir tutouris abouenominat, 
to be ane quorum : Lykas I, be thir presentis, nominat and intreit my lionourabill 
freindis, Johnne, Erie of Rothes, Hew, Lord Montgomrie, Alexander, Erie of 
Leven, Capitane Johnne Leslie, and Mr. James Baird, advocat ; the saidis Erles 
of Rothes and Levin, or athir of them, being allwayes ane, and they, or athir of 
them, with ony twa of my saidis vthir honourabill freindis immediatlie aboue 
mentionat, to be ane quorum ; to be overseares, and to haue a cair that the 
foirsaidis tutouris, or thair quorum abouementionat, dischairge and behave them 
selfes dewtifullie and faithfullie for the weill of my saidis bairnes, or sua many 
of them as sail be minouris for the tyme as said is, and for that effect to exact 
ane compt of the saidis tutouris or thair quorum anes or oftner in the yeir ; and 
for the mair securitie I am content and consentis that thir presentis be insert and 
registrat in the builds of counsall and sessioun, thairin to remane ad futuram rei 
memoriam, and for registratting heirof constituttis 

my procuratouris, promittentes de rato. In witnes quhairof I haue subscryuit thir 
presentis with my hand (written be Alexander Leslie, writter in Edinburgh), att 
Edinburgh the tuelf day of Januar j m vi° fourtie four yeires, befoir thir witnessis, 
Johnne Fairfull, my seruitour, and the said Alexander Leslie. 

Al r Lesly, witnes. Balgonie. 

Jo. Fairfowll, wittnes. 



128. Bond of Provision by Alexander, Earl of Leven, for Katharine 
Leslie, his granddaughter. Newcastle, 3d January 1646. 

Be it knouen to all men by thir present letters, I, Alexander, Earle of Leuen, 
Lord Generall of the armies of the kingdome of Scotland, forsameikle as wee haue 
prouyded our lands and estate to Alexander, Lord Balgony, our oy, and sonne to 
umquhill Alexander, Lord Balgony, our sone, and to his airis maill, and of taylye, 
specifeit in the infeftments made therupon, by the whilk infeftments wee haue 
pouer receaued to us to contract debts and affect our said lands and heritages 
therwith, obleidging the persons thereto succeeding to be lyable in payment 



174 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1646. 

thereof : Therefor, and for a constant and for a setled prouision to be secured to 
Mistress Katharine Lesly, only daughter to the said umquhill Alexander, Lord 
Balgony, to be bound and obleig'd, lykas wee by these presents doe bind and obleidg 
us, our aires, executours, and successours in our lands and heritages, and specialy 
the said Alexander, Lord Balgony, his aires and successours in the said lands and 
heritages, to content and pay to the said Mistress Katharine Lesly, her aires, 
executours, and asignays, the sume of fourty thousand markes Scots money, and 
that at the feast and tearme of Whytsinday or Mairtinmess immediatly follouing 
her age of fourten yeares, and the ordinarie annualrent of the said principall sume 
soe long as the same should remaine unpayed after the said tearme of payment, 
and farther becaus our said lands and estate is prouyded to the said Alexander, 
Lord Balgony, his aires maill and of taylye, specifeit in our infeftments made 
therupon, whereby the said Mistress Katharine is debared from succeiding to the 
said Lord Balgony, her brother, in our estate forsaid, in case he decease without 
aires begotten of his oun body (which God forbid) : Therfor, and in contempla- 
tion of the said tailly, whereby the said Mistress Katharine is secluded from all 
benefeit of succession, as aboue said, wee doe bind and obleige us and our foresaids, 
and the said Alexander, Lord Balgony, and his aires and successours to our said 
lands and heritages, to augment the said soume of fourty thousand markes aboue 
written, and prouided to the said Mistress Katherine as aboue exprest, and to add 
thereunto the soume of tueuty thousand merkes money Scots, which maks oup 
and extends together in on soume to the soume of three score thousand merkes 
Scots money, which sume of three score thousand merks Scots money wee obleig 
us and our foresaids to content and pay to the said Mistress Katharin and her 
foresaids at the feast and tearme of Whitsunday or Mairtinmess nixt and im- 
mediatly follouing the said Alexander, Lord Balgony his deceas (he alwayes de- 
ceasing without aires of his oune body and no otherwayes), with the ordinary 
annualrent thereof soe long as the samine shall remaine unpayed, after the tearme 
of payment aboue said, and heerby lykwyes it is speciallie declared that the said 
Mistress Katharine Lesly shall accept of the said soume of three score thousand 
merkes aboue written, to be payed to her in maner and upon the condition afore- 
said, in full contentation and satisfaction of the sume of fourty thousand marks 
aboue written, and all other soumes of money and benefeit whatsomeuer, which 
the said Mistress Katharin may any way clame or pretend by verteu of any 
former contract of mariage, or band of tailly conceaued in her favoures wherwith 
the said Mistress Katharine doth heirwith dispence, renuncing all right and tittle 
therof in tyme comeing, and accepting the said soume of three score thousand 
merkes upon the condition and with the prouision aforesaid. Moreouer in case 



1656.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN". 175 

wee or our forsaids failly in the performance and fulfilling of the premiss wee doe 
then obleige us and our foresaids to content and pay to the said Mistress Kathar- 
ine Lesly and her foresaids the soume of six thousand merkes money Scots, as 
liquidate expenss in case of fallie; and for the more securitie wee are content their 
presentis be insert and registrat in the books of Counsill and Session of Scotland, 
to haue the strength of ane act and decreit of the Lords thereof, that letters of 
horning and poynding may be derect heirupon upon ane simple charge of six days, 
and to that effect constituts my 

procurators. Promittentes de rato. In witness wherof their presents, written be 
me, Fergus Neilson, servitor [to] Mr. Thomas Hendersone, adwocat, secretarie 
to his excellencie, subscryuit with our hand at Newcastle the thrid day of January 
jm v jc f our ty s i X) before these witness, Sir James Lumsdenn, governour of New- 
castle, Collonell Lodovick Lesly, governour of Tynmouth Castle, and the said 

Mr. Thomas Hendersone. T mTT1 „ 

Leuen. 
Ja. Loumsdenn, witness. 

Lodauick Leslie, witness. 

M. T. Hendersone, witnes. 

129. Testament of Alexander, first Earl of Leven. 15th October 1656. 

I, Alexander, Erle of Levin, etc., considering that thair is no thing more 
certan nor death, and no thing more vncertane nor the tyme and place therof, 
and that it becumes Christianes in thair lyftymes so to dispose of thair worldlie 
effairis, that all contraversies which may fall furth theranent efter thair deceis 
may be removed, be thir presentis mak and constitut Alexander, Lord Balgonie, 
my oy, my onlie executour, vniversall legatour, and intromettour with all and 
sindrie guides, geir, jewalles, gild, silver, cwinziet and uncwinziet, soumes of money, 
dettis, plenischeing, mailles, fermes, rentes, and all vther thinges quhatsumever 
pertening, and which sail pertein and be resting to me the tyme of my deceis 
when the samyn sail happen ; Lykas, I will and ordane that the jewall gifted to 
me be the King of Swedin be no wayes disposit vpon, bot that the samyn sail be 
keipt and maid furthcuming to these who ar or sail succeid to my estait fra tyme 
to tyme perpetualie in tyme cuming, as ane testimonie and memoriall of the King 
of Swedines respectes to me ; as also I recommend to the said Lord Balgonie 
that he vse all indevouris to obtein to Mistres Jonat Crichtoun, my oy, the soume 
dew to hir be the Vicount of Frendracht, hir father, and that he haue a cair to 
sie the samyn weill imployed to hir vse ; and in lyk manner, I recommend to the 
said Lord Balgonie, Lachlane Leslie, who is and hes bein a faithfull and reall 



176 CHARTERS OP THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1656. 

servant to me : And farder I will and ordane that the said Lord Balgonie pay to 
everie ane of these who sail be servantes to me the tyme of my deceis, thair haill 
fie which sail be resting to them for the tyme, with half a yeires fie more. In 
witnes quhairof, I haue subseriuit thir presentis with my hand, wreittin be Alex- 
ander Leslie, wreiter in Edinburgh, at Balgonie, the fyftein day of October l m vi c 
fiftie sex yeires, befoir thir witnessis, Andro Dunbar, my seruitour, and the said 

Alexander Leslie, and John Boswall of Eister Abden. T 

.. _ ,. .' Leuen. 

Al r Leslie, witnes. 

Johne Boiswil, witnes. 

Andrew Dumbar, witnes. 



130. Warrant by Eichard Cromwell, Lord Protector, for a Quorum of 
Exchequer. 4th January 1658-9. 

BlCHARD, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and 
Ireland, and domineones thereto belonging : To all men to whose knowledge 
these presents shall come, greetting : Be it knowne that whereas divers of the 
judges and commissioners of oure exchequere in Scotland ar called to serve in 
our intended parliament, and others of them by sicknes or other necessary occa- 
siones, ar hindered frome doing there dueties as commissioners and judges of 
oure exchequere afoirsaid for some tyme ; it is therefore thought fitt by oure 
councill in Scotland for the governement thereof, that the quorum of the com- 
missioners and judges of oure exchequer aforesaid (which is by there commissione 
vnder oure great seall of Scotland, bearing date the day of 

limited to the number of three) be reduced to two vntill further order : and that 
any two or more of oure saids commissioners accordingly be authorized to put in 
executione all the powers and authorities given by oure said commissione of the 
day of to oure saids commissioners and judges of oure 

exchequer aforesaid, during our pleasure, or vntill further order; in testimonie 
whereof wee have caused append oure Great Seall to these presents, at Holyrude- 
hous, the fourth day of Januarij, one thowsand sex hundred fiftie eight and fiftie 
nine. 

By order frome the councill in Scotland for the governement thereof. 

Writtin to the Great Seall the threttenth day of Januarij 1659. 

Al. Jaffray. 

Presented and sealed att Edinburgh, the thirteenth of January 1659. Passed 
gratis by warrant. An. Abernethie, deput. 



1675.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEK. 177 



131. Petition by Mr. Alexander Peathin, when prisoner in the Bass, for 

enlargement. 1674. 

Unto the richt honorabill the lordis of his Majesties privie counsell, the peti- 
tione of Mr. Alexander Pethine ; 

Humblie scheweth, — That your lordships petitioner hath been by your 
lordships order detained prisoner in the Basse eighteen moneths past, during 
quhich tyme he heth been, through sicknes and great infirmitie of bodie, and 
want of maintenance, reduced unto great extremitie, soe that his present lot is 
exceeding sad and lamentable. 

May it therfor please your lordships, in Christian compassione and tendernes, 
to commiserat his deplorable conditione, and to grant him such enlarge- 
ment as your lordships, in your wisdom and goodnes, shall think fitt, and 
your lordships petitioner sail ever humblie pray, etc. 



c^n/^MmT^ 



Indorsed : " The humble petitione of Mr. Alex 1 ' Pethine to the honorabill 
lordis of his Majesties privie counsell, 1674." 

132. Protection by King Charles the Second in favour of the Countess 
of Leven. 7th July 1675. 
Charles R. 
Whereas wee are informed that Countesse of Levin is under diverse processes 
of horning, captions, acts of warding, and arreistments for severall summes of 
money resting to her creditours, which shee is willing and able to pay, if shee had 
for some competent time freedome to her person for setleing her affaires ; and 
considering that her freedome from homings, captions, acts of warding, arreist- 
ments and executions of the law against her person may and will tend to the 
greater benefite of her creditours in general!, and her own better subsistance, than 
her restraint and imprisonment by them can produce : Therefor wee, out of our 
princely bounty and goodnes, doe hereby give and grant our royal! protection to 
the said Countesse of Levin from all hornings, captions, acts of warding, 

arreistments, and executions of the law against her person for any civill claime or 
debt for the space of three yeares, to commence from the date hereof ; command- 

YOL. III. Z 



178 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1675. 

ing hereby all judges, magistrates, messingers at amies, and all others, our officers 
of justice whatsoever, no waves to stop, trouble, or molest the said Coun- 

tesse of Levin in her person for any civill claime or debt dureing the space fore- 
said, as they will answer the contrary ; provided alwayes that shee pay to her 
creditours the annual rents of her just debts. Given at our court at Windsor 
Castle the 7th day of July 1675, and of our reigne the 27th year. 

By his Majesties command, 

Lauderdale. 



133. Act of the Commissioners of the Treasury regarding the value of a 
feather as the blench duty of Balgony. 17th July 1675. 

Att Edinburgh, the sextinth day of Julij, j m vj c sevintie five yeirs, anent the 
petition given in to the lords commissioners of his Majesties thesaury by 
Catharin, Countes of Levin, and G-eorge, Lord Melvill, her tutor, bearing that 
wheras the blench duties of some of the petitioners lands is a white pannash or a 
single feather (not a plumash of feathers) to be paid at the house of Balgony at 
Whitsonday yearly, si petatur tantum, and that a single feather is bot of a small 
value, and that hitherto in reguard of the peyment thairof at the tyme and place 
aforsaid, the same lies not bein valued by the saids Lords more then roses or 
blasts of horns (which are the frequent reddendoes of blench holding), these never 
being intended as ane emolument of the superiority, like a fewdeuty, bot as ane 
symboll of recognizency therof allenarly, being only paid at the tyme and place 
aforsaid, si petatur tantum, as said is ; and in regaird thairof ther wes never any- 
thing sought by your lordships, by the shireff of the shyre, for the said feather 
since the first infeftment herof thir many yeirs bygone, yet the petitioners ar 
informed that the saids lords lies put now a price upon the said single feather, 
and liquidat the same to one hundred punds Scots, which does not only extend 
to a very great sume for bygones, bot will likewise be a perpetuall considerable 
yeirly burdein upon the petitioner and her successors in all tyme comeing : It is 
therefor humbly desyred the saids lords may delay the modification or liquidation 
of the price of the said single feather whill the petitioner be hard theranent, and 
in the mean tyme to discharge the shireff of Fyfe, or his deputs, from calling or 
charging for the same, aither for the present duplication or for bygones. The 
lords commissioners of his Majesties thesaurie having considered the above 
writtin supplication, doe adhere to their former determination in liquidating the 
feather abovespeeifeit to one hundred punds Scots, which the petitioner is yeirly 



1678.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 179 

to pey to his Majesties cash-keiper, and that they fitt an seque therupon yeirly, 
beginning the first yeirs peyment therof in the moneth of July instant, for the 
yeir j m vj c sevintie four yeirs; and the saids lords declare the petitioner to be frie 
from peyment therof of all yeirs and terms bygon resting awand unpeyed pre- 
ceiding the said yeir j m vj c sevinty four, in regaird it wes a blench duty, and 
never demanded. — Extractum de libris actorum scaccarij per me, etc. 

Tho. Moncreiff. 

134. Commission by James, Duke, and Anna, Duchess of Buccleuch and 
Monmouth, to George, Lord Melville, to agree with the town of 
Hawick regarding a common, etc. 27th July 167S. 

Be it knowne to all men be thir present letteres, us, James, Duke, and Anna, 
Dutchesse of Buccleuch and Monmouth, considering that wee have severall 
important busines which concernes us to have presently settled and putt to a 
close, which our comissioners for manadgeing our affaires in Scotland cannot soe 
conveniently attend : Therefore, witt ye us to have made, constitut, and ordained, 
lykas wee by thir presents make, constitut, and ordain e George, Lord Melvill, 
our very lawfull, undoubted and irrevocable actor, factor, and commissioner to 
the effect under written, giveing, granting, and comitting to him our full power 
and comissione for us, and in our name and behalfe, to transact, com[pone] and 
agree in our name with the persons, and anent the actions after mentioned, to witt, 
with the towne of Hawick anent the devideing of a comontie, for which ther is 
an action depending at our instance against the said toune, and with the aires, 
executours or cautioners of Scott of Bonnytoune, oure chamberlaine 

to our lordshipp of Dalkeith, anent an actione of compt and reckoning depending 
at our instance against them, and with the lord and master of Cranstoune, or 
their trusties, anent ane actione of reductione persewed by them upon a right of 
reversione to the lands of Midshills, Apletreehall, and the milne thereof, against 
Scott of BrieryearJs, who stands infeft in the foresaid lands, with reall 
warandice of our estate, and with Sir John Scott of Ancrome, anent a bond 
granted be Patrick Scott of Langshaw, his father, to our predecessours, for the 
sume of dated the day of in the j^eare of God 

one thousand six hundred and yeares ; as also, to transact with all the 

heretors of these lands, the teynds of which does belong to us, anent what quan- 
tities of victuall, summes of money, or other dewties the said heretors shall be 
lyable to pay yearely to us for the foresaid teynds, with full power to him to 
grant and accept of such conditiones, provisiones, and compositiones, to subscryve 



180 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1678. 

and receive acquittances, discharges, renunciations, and obligationes, or other 
securities, and generally, to doe all other things necessary anent the heall pre- 
misses as freely in all respects as wee could doe ourselves if wee were personally 
present, and which shall be also valide and sufficient to the foresaid persons as 
if wee had done them, which transactiones or other deed whatsoever lawfully 
done iii the premisses be the said George, Lord Melvill, wee bind and obleidge us 
to hold firme and stable, and to ratefie, confi[rme], and fullfill the same ; and in 
case the said George, Lord Melvill, shall any way binde and o[bleidge] himselfe 
to any of the foresaid persons anent the premisses for any summes of money, 
obligationes, or' other deeds to be paid, granted, or performed be us, or shall pay 
any summes of money, grant obligationes, or doe any other deeds in his owne 
name for our behoofe, then and in that case wee binde and obleidge us instantly 
therafter, at his desire, to pay such summes of money, grant obligationes, and 
performe all other deeds necessary for his releiffe and securitie, and lykwayes 
to refound and pay to him all such summes of money and other charges and 
expences which hee shall disburse any manner of way in attending and settling 
the foresaid actiones, and every other way to freeth, releive, and skaithles keepe 
the foresaid Lord Melvill of all cost, skaith, and damage that hee shall incurr as 
our said commissioner; and for the more securitie wee are content and consents 
that thir presents bee insert and registrat in the books of counsell and sessione, 
or in any other judges books competent within the kingdome of Scotland, to 
have the strenth of ane decreit of any one of the said judges interponed thereto, 
that letteres of horneing and other executorialls needfull may passe one ane 
simple charge of sex dayes, and to that effect constituts our lawfull 

procuratours : In witnes whereof, wee have subscribed these presents (written 
by James Ogilvy, scrivener in the parish of St. Margaretts, in Westminster), at 
Whitehall, the seaven and twentieth day of July one thousand six hundred 
seaventy and eight yeares, before these witnesses, Master Duncan M'Arthur, 
servitor to the said Lord Melvin, and Master John Sinclair, gentleman. 

D. M'Arthur, witnes. Buccleuch and Monmouth. 

Jo. Sinclair, witnes. A, Buccleuch and Monmouth. 1 

1 Another commission was granted by the were consistent with the entail made by 

duke and duchess appointing George, Lord Francis, Earl of Buccleuch, to the duchess, 

Melville, their commissioner, with power to etc. Dated at Whitehall, 2Sth September 

let their lands in Scotland, to repair houses, 167S ; witnesses, Sir George Mackenzie of 

parks, etc., sell woods, dispone the coal of Tarbitt, Mr. Anthonie Rowe of the parish of 

Sheriffhall, and generally to manage the estate, St. Martin's in the Fields, — and registered in 

grant charters and precepts of seizin to such the Books of Council and Session 19th March 

with novodamus, providing such novodamus 1670. [Extract.] 



1683.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 181 

135. Testament of George, Lord Melville. April 1683. 

Wee, George, Lord Melvill, knowing the certaintie of death and vncertaintie 
of the tyme and manei thereof, and being desyrous to settle our affairs in our 
ain tyme, therfor, while we ar yet (blest be God) in health of bodie and soundnes 
of mind, wee doe committ our soules to God, and ordaines our bodies, when 
dead, to be honestly buried conform to our qualitie : And as for our worldlie 
affairs wee nominat and constitut Lady Kathren Leslie, Lady Melvill, our spous, 
our sole executrix and intromissatrix with, and vniversall legatrix in and to our 
haill executrie and moveable goods and gear quhatsomever ; and therfor we 
herby dispon to the said Lady Melvill, our said spous, our haill cornes, horse, 
nolt, sheep, insight plenishing, domicill, vticill, our haill silver worke, Jewells, 
abuilziaments, woollen and linen cloths of all sorts, timber, iron, brass, and 
peuter worke, and all other moveable goods and gear quhatsumever pertaining 
or belonging to us, or that shall pertaine or belong to us the tyme of our deceas 
when it shall happen, and als all sowmes of money, debts, compts and reckon- 
ings dew and restand awand to us by any person or persons quhatsumever, 
dispenseing with the generallitie hereof, as if all particulars were specially insert, 
all quhich we dispon to her and her airs, executors, and assignees, with full 
power to her and her forsaids to mell and intromett therwith, call, follow, and 
persue therfor, vse, and dispon therupon at their pleasure, discharges to grant, 
and all thingis to doe quhilk belongis to the office of executrie and legacie 
forsaid ; and farther, we doe hereby nominat and appoint David, Earle of Leven, 
our secund sone, Alexander, Master of Melvill, our eldest sone, and James 
Melvill of Cassingrey, our brother, John Melvill of Cairnie, James Lundie of 
Auchtermairnie, and David Balfour of Grange, tutors testamentar to our youngest 
sone, Mr. John Melvill, during his pupillaritie, with power to them, or any thrie 
of them, one of our sones being alwayes one of the thrie, to doe all thingis anent 
his affairs quhilk any other tutor testamentar may doe ; and we consent thir 
presents be registrat in the bookis of counsell and session, or any other com- 
petent, that letters and executorialls may pass thereon in the ordinal- maner, 
and constituts therto our procuratours, etc. 

In witnes quhairof thir presents, written by John Moncreiff of Mornipe, ar 
subscryuit vith our hand att the day of Apryll j m vj° 

eightie thrie yeires, befoir thir witnesses, James Melvill of Cassingrey, Robert 
■ Black our servitor, Mr. David Scrymseour of Cartmoir. 

Da. Scrimseour, witnes. Melvill. 

Robert Black, wotens. 



182 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1684. 

136. Instructions to General Drummond as Justiciar. 4th December 1684. 

[Copy.] 

Instructions given by his Majesties privy counsell to Gennerall Drumond, in 
prosecution of a commissione of justiciarie granted to him, of the date 
the 4 December 1684. 

1st, Yow are to goe to the southern and western shyrs, quhair severall rebells 
and fugitives and thair adherents and acomplicesses doe haunt and resort, and 
committ great insulancies and abusses, and for your assistances in reduceing and 
punishing them conforme to your commissione, yow are to take with yow the 
forcess following, viz., the halfe of the troope of guard, etc., and with them yow 
are to persew, take, apprehend, and kill the forsaids rebells and thair recepters. 

The 22 of November 1684. 

The lords of counsell ordaine any persone who owns, or will not disowne 

the laite traiterous declaratione upon oath, whither they have armes or not, to be 

imediatly put to death, this being allwayes done in presence of tuo wittnesses 

and the person or persones haveing commissione from the counsell for this effect. 



137. Petition of Catharine, Lady Melville, to Parliament. 
12th June 1685. 

To his grace the Duke of Queensberrie, his Majesties high commissioner, and 
the honourable estaits of parliament, the petition of Cathrin, Lady Melvill ; 

Humbly sheweth, — That the petitioner being informed that the lords of the 
articles have proceided against the Lord Melvill, her husband, in the proces of 
treason depending against him, and have sustained that article of the lybell 
relaiting to his alledged corresponding with the rebells at Bothwelbridge, and 
sending messages to them, and have found the same proven. It is now humbly 
represented for the petitioner (who, if her husband be forfaulted, will therby be 
depryved during his life of all means of subsistance, which gives her a sufficient 
interest to make this humble address) that the forsaid article of the lybell 
ought not to be sustained, and is cleirly elided and taken off, in so farr as the 
Duke of Monmouth being fully impowered by his commission vnder the great 
seall, dated 12 June 1679, to treat with the rebells, and give them truces and 
remissiones, and to doe all other things which he should think expedient for his 
Majesties service, he did accordingly direct and authorize the Lord Melvill to 



1685.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 183 

send propositiones to the saids rebells, and to receave some from them, in order 
to their laying doun their armes, and submitting to the kings mercie, which is 
instructed by a wryte vnder the Duke of Monmouths hand, which is now pro- 
duced, with a double of his commission, and it is supposed that it will appear 
wpon the re-examinatione of the witnesses that he had a warrand, and conse- 
quently the Lord Melvills sending any message to the rebells in obedience to the 
generalls order being a warrantable act, the said article of the lybell is therby 
taken off, and if this had bein represented to the lords of the articles, the peti- 
tioner humbly conceaves it would have bein sustained. 

May it therfor please your grace and the honourable estaits of parliament to 
consider the petitioners case, and what is now represented against the 
forsaid article of the lybell, and the cleir instructiones therof, from which 
she humbly conceaves it will evidently appeir that her husband did act 
warrantably, and consequently that the said article aught not to be 
sustained to inferr any cryme against him, and the petitioner shall ever 
pray. Katharen Melvill. 

Edinburgh, 12 [June 16]85. — My lords commissioner his grace, and the lords 
of the articels having hard this bill and instructions, they refuse to graute the 
desayr therof, in respect that the defender not compiling, noe defence can be 
admited for him. Perth CanceliA, I.P.D. Art. 



138. Address by the Heritors of the Shire of Ayr to the Privy Council. 

23d June 1685. 

Air, 23 June 1685. 
Wee, noblemen, gentlemen, and heritores within the shirreffdome of Air, being 
this day conveined within the Tolbuith thairof, by warrand of the Earle of 
Dumbartoune, comander in cheiff of his Maiesties forces, and in his absence, 
Livetennent Generall Drumond being present with us, did propose and demand of 
ws the secureing the peace of the said shyr, by purgeing therof off these rebellious 
persones, which ar now and lies bein in severall places of the same in armes 
against his sacred Maiestie, and his authoritie, lawes, and liberties of this king- 
dome, and to discover the harborers and resetters of these rebells, and wee, 
out of the deip sence wee have of our duetie and alleadgeance to his sacred 
Maiestie, his lawes, authoritie, peace, and tranquilitie of this realme, and of our 
great abhorance wee have to such rebellious principills and practices, doe vnani- 
mously offer (to our outmost endevoures) ourselfs and these wilder our comand, to 



184 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1G85. 

extirpat, kill, and apprehend all the saids rebells, and to bring ther harborers, 
resetters, aiders, counsellers and advysers, to condigne punishment, and to burne 
ther houses, and secure ther whole comes, cattell, guids, and geir belonging to 
them, and craves his Maiesties authoritie to ws for that effect, and to grant war- 
rand of justiciary to such persones as your lordships shall think fitt within the said 
shyr, and in respect wee have beiu severall tymes disarmed, and that the places 
wher these rebells comonely haunts ar in grounds vnaccessable by horses, ther- 
fore, wee humbly crave that his Maiestie allow to ws such ane number of foot- 
men, aither of the forces or militia, with amies and amonitione, for assisting ws in 
executing of the said comissione, as your lordships shall think fitt, and what wther 
methods his Maiestie or his counsell shall be pleased to prescryve to ws for the 
forsaid effect, wee ar and 'shall be most reddy to observe, and have all of ws 
vnanimously choisen the Earle of Eglingtoune our preces, and have heirby 
authorized his lordship* to signe this humble adress in our names, which wee hold 
to be alse obleiclgeing upon ws, as if ilk ane of ws hade subscryvit the same our- 
selfs. Eglintoun. 

Indorsed : " The humble address of the noblemen, gentlemen, and heritores 
of the shyr of Air to the lords of his Maiesties most honorable privie counsell 
1685." 



139. Conference between James Stewart and George, Lord Melville, 
about assisting Argyll's Expedition, c. 1685. 

Ja[mes] St[ewart] came to Rotterdam to the Lord Melvill the Satumday 
befor Argyle parted from Amsterdam, and brought with [him] a letter from the 
President], he himselfe proposed to Lord Melvill to give bond for a certain sume 
of mony for what Argyle had lifted, etc. The Lord Melvill answered he knew 
nothing of what mony the Earle Argyle had borrowed, nor how he had employed it, 
but quhat he heard by general report, neither knew the grounds quharon Argyle 
went on, nor quhairupon he built, he keept those things to himselfe, and had 
saide he was not bound to give ane account to others, and told James, both then 
and befor, what had passed upon this heade, which was the reason he would 
never goe again to Amsterdam to any mor of their meetings, etc. He told James 
expresslie that he would [not] medle in engadgeing for any of that mony Argyle 
had borrowed, nor did thinke himselfe any way oblidge[d] to doe it, he neither 
being privy to it except ex post facto and by report only, nor ever did desire any 
whatsoever to lend the said mony, nor promise any maner of way to give security 



1685.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 185 

for any part or portion of it, he was not to blame or censure what other men did. 
but was the most proper judge of his own actions and what was fitt for himselfe 
to doe, and he belived he himselfe and others wer not satisfied with the conduct 
mor than he, although they had patcht upe ther bussines again upon what terms 
they themselvs knew best, his scruples still remained, and thought that thwarting 
in the beginning, or rather befor the undertakeing, lookt not weell, etc. All which 
Mr. St[ewart] acknowledged, and gave Lord Melvill, as he said, a particular of 
[quhat] had past amongst them, and pretended to [be] more dissatisfied with 
Argyle['s] way than he, but still urged that since differences wer some way com- 
posed and the undertakeing was determined, that since he did not goe himselfe 
he would give bond for a part of the mony, and used what arguments he thought 
fitt, that Staires had done the like, and it would be a thing he would never be 
trowbled for the payment off, etc. Desired likewaise he would send some ready 
mony as Stairs had done, etc. Melvill still absolutly refused, and to the 
former reasons added that quhat Staires had done was no rule to him, he knew 
upon what considerations he had acted which he was not to canvass, etc., for the 
litle mony he had sent, they wer not in equall circumstances any maner of way, 
for he had a good estate, was in the possession of it, had his sons at home in good 
employments, had mony abroad, while Melvill was declared fugitive, had his 
estate sequestrate, had no mony but burden, knew not either how himselfe 
should subsist, or how his wife and children should gett bread, and though ther 
was some litle mony in Mr. Eussells hands, which he had the disposeing of, yett it 
was but a small business, neither could he call it weell his own, it being most his 
sone L[evens] who was at Paris and could gett no correspondance keept in Brittain, 
had his accompts and debts at P[aris to] satisfie ; that it was fitt for him if possible 
to remove from that, that was all his wife and any freind that would concern 
themselves could doe for both, and litle or no prospect of any further, he see no 
reason why any man or wife in Rotterdame, or elsewhere, should prescribe to him 
what to doe, especially since they knew not his circumstances, and since it might 
take the most of that was in Mr. Eussells hand, if not more, to gett his sone out 
of France, which [he] was concerned about whatever others wer, he thought it un 
reasonable demand to desire any of it ; and for giveing bond for any of that mony, 
etc., saide he was possitive he would not, nor did he see any reason for his doeing 
it, he had smarted eneugh already for the projects of others in Holland quhen he 
was at a distance, and that he then warned of the inconveniencies when he heard of 
them, and it was that that had brought him to the condition he was in, and brought 
many in bad circumstances, he wished this undertakeing might not have bade 
consequences, for if it should miscary, probably it might occasion the ruin of that 
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186 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1685. 

interest they pretend for, and the extirpation of the party, and that others had 
great hopes of succeeding, since ther was no considerable grounds for them given 
to him he might be excused thogh he could not be of the same opinion till 
he knew better how they wer founded, and he knew others more than he wer 
not satisfied with the conduct not long before, how all was pact now he knew 
not, and so was positive he [would] not engadge for any of that mony, which 
[was] given and advanced upon other considerations then his security or any 
ground from him, besides he said it might be thought but a cheat for him who 
had no estate to give bond quhen he knew not how to pay, etc. Mr. St[ewart] 
had not much to say but quhat he hade said before and was answered, but saide 
those concerned wer now agreed, and that they wer determined and ready 
to goe, etc., and that ther was yett mony wanting, etc., that whatever hade been 
they and cariage of some which he did dissaprove as much as he, yett it being a 
publicke concerne, and his freinds engadged for, whom he knew had a kindness 
as P. W. etc. ; and that mistaks wer removed, and the persons come to better 
understanding, etc., he pressed he would give bond for some mony which was 
yett. Melvill replied that what mony was given was done already, and advanced 
upon another trust, etc., that he would not at all medle in it ; for his freinds that 
wer to goe alongs he had freindshipe and kindness eneugh for them, but was 
in no capacity of advanceing mony to them, and he knew non would upon 
his bond. He said possibly ther might, and if ther was not, he was in no 
hazard, etc. Upon which he was prevailed with to give a bond for 500 lib. for ther 
use, or as they should concert it ; upon which Mr. St[ewart] presented him a 
blanke bond both as to sume and person. Melvill, after the sume was agreed too, 
would have the person names insert, for he knewe not in what hands it might 
fall, nor how it might miscary, and the draught being drawen, and litle tyme 
to wrett over, James being pressing to have it away soon, that ther might be 
time to raise the mony, for he did not lett Melvill know they wer already sailed, 
if he knew, though they wer befor this communing ; and Mr. Stewart haveing com- 
mended Mr[s.] Smith as so good and religious a woman, and upon whose credite 
and interposition all the mony had been raised, as he saide ; Melvill would have 
her name insert in the bond, though he knew her not but by report, nor remem- 
bers that he had seen her that he knew her, but looking wpon her as a conscien- 
tious woman, if either the bond should miscary, or the conditions on which it 
was granted should not be performed, which was to advance of new 500 lib. upon 
the receat of that bond, which was thought was equivalent to his sending and 
desireing it ; he would gett her oath upon the payment of the mony as aforsaide, 
and if not, he did not thinke himselfe oblidged for the payment, have[ing] had no 



1685.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 187 

kind of transaction nor meclleing in the advance of any mony more or less, but 
what should be after this advanced upon the receat of this bond ; and for long- 
after this he never heard quhat was become of this bond till he was at Dews- 
burgh, for Mr[s.] Smith had never spoke any such thing to him, nor had the least 
insinuation of the payment of any mony, thogh he see her afterwards ; thogh 
he knew shee was designing to send some supplies to Argyle a good while after be 
went away, James Stewart had [said] quhen askt what was become of the bond 
that he knew not, but had sent away the night after to Amsterdam, but that the 
persons wer gone from that, and the carier hade taken it to the Tezell with him 
quhen Melvill was at Dewsburgh, for before he had been wandering much upe 
and down he wrott to J[ames] St[ewart]. 

It was advanced and employed without his knowledg and without any desire 
from him directly or indirect^, and he had never receaved on grott of it, nor 
knew how nor quhen nor what lent except by what be saide, which was nothing 
to him. As for that argument that he would never be trowbled with the pay- 
ment of it, it was nothing to him, that he did not know that, etc., either their 
affaire would cary or not, if it did according to what he saied, ther would be a 
generall course taken for the payment, etc. ; and so ther was no need of his bond, 
if it did miscary he would be looser eneugh, etc., and knew quhat he would doe, 
etc., and was not willing to have such a bond over head needlesly, have[ing] as 
before saide neither gott any of the mony nor given the least ground to any to 
advance less or more of, nor never haveing the least treateing or communing 
with any person who advanced it, nor so much as acquaint with nor warrand or 
comissionateing any other whatsoever, directly or indirectly to doe it, and 
that what [was] advanced was upon the confidence and assurance of others, etc., 
and still refused, James acknowledged had not been weell traited by A[rgyle], 
etc., and so Melvill and Mr. St[ewart] parted that night. 

The nixt day, in the evening, Mr. St[ewart] came again to M[elvill] to 
press his former desire, and told it might be ill construed, etc., that he answered, 
he could not helpe, he was no waies to blame, but because be would not subject 
his reason to other mens dictats, which he see no cause for, he was [not] to blame 
others actions, desired the liberty of the judgement of discretion as to what was 
proper for himselfe to doe. 1 

1 This account of the conference a]>pears to be in Lord Melville's own handwriting, and is 
probably a rough note made at the time. 



188 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1689. 

140. Eepokt of John Miller, captain, on preparations of war at Brest and 

Nantes. May 1689. 

I, John Miller, having been att the toun of Nantez in France, with my ship a 
moneths tyme, wes informed the tyme I wes ther, that ther wes fourtie thousand 
stand of armes shiped at Brist, tuo thousand barrells of pouder, four hundreth 
caices of pistolls, tuenty thousand sadles, with match and other things conforme. 
I saw great quantities of the afforsaid armes and amunitione carieing from 
Nantes to Brist, which came doun the river of Nantes, with cobarrs, and they 
had with them a great quantitie of speds, shovells, and howells. 

The French fleet, consisting of thretty tuo men of warr, four great fley boats 
sailed from Brist the tuenty sixt of Aprile last for Kingsaill in Ireland. It wes 
confidently reported the[y] had aboard tuenty thousand men ; in which number 
wer Inglish, Scotts, Irish, and French, and fyftie horses sent by the French 
king to King James, wherof I saw fyftein att Nantez. 

When I wes vpon my way homeward I saw lying att anchor in the mouth of 
the river of Brist, vnder Saint Mathews cloyster, three French men of warr 
bound for Brist, to make vp ane neue fleet for Ireland. This last informatione I 
had from tuo French fishers, that came from Brist the tuenty sevinth Aprile. 

Whyle I lay att Nantez I saw abundance of French troops evry day, march- 
ing towards Brittanie and Normandie, and a great many foot suldiers levieing, 
and wes informed the uholl kingdom of France wer mustred once a weik in 
touns and countrie ; the Duke de Shan being appoynted overseer att Nantez. 
This toun did make offer of ane hundreth and fyftie thousand crouns to the 
King of France, besydes ther ordinarie tax. It wes reported ther that all the 
cities and touns in France conforme to ther abilities wer to doe the lyke, and 
that ther wes sent over with the fleet six millions of money to K. James. 

Ther are severall ships still going of from France to Ireland with cornes, 
wherof four came with me the lenth of Vshant. 

Indorsed : " Attestation of Miller concerning the preparations at Brest, and 
other places in France, May 1689." 

141. Council of War at Deny. 19th June 1689. 

A Court Martiall held on board his Majesties shipp the Swallow, June the 

19th, 1689. 

Major Generall Kirke, president. 
Collonell Stuart. 



1689.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 189 

Collonell Sir John Hanmer. 

Lieutenant Collonell St. John's. 

Lieutenant Collonell Woolseley. 

Lieutenant Collonell Dompiere. 

Lieutenant Collonell Mainvilliers. 

Lieutenant Collonell De la Barte. 

Lieutenant Collonell Lundini. 

Major Eowe. 

Major Tiffin. 

Major Carville. 

Mr. Richards, engineer. 

Captain Cornwall, commander of the Swallow fregate. 

Captain Leake, commander of the Dartmouth. 

Captain Gillam, commander of the Greyhound. 

Captain Sanders, commander of the Henrietta yacht. 

Captain Boys, commander of the Kings-Fisher ketch. 
That by all that wee can see or hear, it is positively believed that there is 
a bourne cross the river a little above Brookehall, at a place called Charles's Fort, 
where one end of this bourne is fixed, the other extending to the opposite point. 
The bourne is said to consist of a chain and severall cables, floated up with 
timbers ; at each end of which are redoubts with heavy canon. The sides of the 
river are entrenched, and lined with musketteers. Besides this obstacle in the 
river, severall intimations have also been given of boats sunk, stockado's drove 
with great iron spikes, but in what manner wee could never perfectly learn, but 
'tis certain that they neither want boats, timber, etc., to effect anything of this 
kind. The accident that hapned on Saturday the 8th instant to the Greyhound 
fregate is evident proof that they are in a capacity to bring clown canon any- 
where they should be opposed. So that should anything bee attempted in going 
up this streight channell, and miscarry therein by severall accidents as may happen 
as the shifting of a wind striking ashore, or damages received by their great guns, 
there is very little reason or hopes left to think to get off, and if no other opposi- 
tion should bee then the bourne, which if not broke by our attempt, the breadth 
of the river is so narrow as that the shipp will certainly run ashore. This loss, 
tho' great to his Majestie, would bee of much more and of greater consequence in 
the leaving the enemy possessors of so many great guns, with our stores of warr 
and victualls, which if they had they would certainly make a more formall attaque 
upon the town of London-Derry, which to this time they have not attempted, wee 
suppose for no other reason then for the want of artillery enough, besides the 



190 CHARTERS OP THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1689. 

miscarriage would so dishearten the town and encourage the enemy as to bee of 
extream consequence, besides since the Greyhound and the rest of the fleet's 
being here wee never have received any intelligence from London-Deny which 
gives us great reason and some assurance that they are not extreamly pressed 
by the enemy, or want of ammunition, or provisions of mouth. 

All this being considered, 'tis the opinion of us now sitting at this councill, 
that 'twill be more prudent, and for his Majesties service to stay here till a 
greater force joins us, so that wee may bee a sufficient number to make a descent 
and force the enemy to raise the siege, by which means the town will bee suc- 
coured, or that the town should have sent us advice of every particular relating 
to this affair, by which wee may with safety take other measures. 

Ed. Boys. La Baethelhomae. 

Tho. Gillam. De Mainvilliers. 

Wm. Sanderson. Isaac De Dompierre. 

John Leake. Wm. Wolseley. 

W. CORNEWALL. THO. St. JOHN. 

J. Bichards. John Hanmer. 

Will. Carville. Wm. Stewart. 

Zach. Tiffin. B. Kirke. 

Henry Bowe. 
Londigny. 

Indorsed : Double of a Counsell of War at Derry, 1689. 



142. Warrant by King William the Third for a Commission to David, 
Earl of Leven, to be Governor of the Castle of Edinburgh. 4th July 1689. 

William B. 
Our soveraigne lord ordaines a letter to be made and past under the great seale 
of his ancient kingdome of Scotland in due forme, making mention that his 
Majesty being resolved to bestow the charge and trust of constable and gover- 
nour of his castle of Edinburgh upon his right trusty and welbeloved cousin and 
councellor David, Earle of Leven, as a person of so great loyalty and integrity as 
renders him every way cpialified for exactly discharging the duties of so eminent 
a trust : Therefore to have nominated, made, constituted, and appointed, likeas 
his Majesty by these presents nominates, makes, constitutes, and appoints the 
said David, Earle of Leven, during his Majesties pleasure only, constable and 



1689.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 191 

governour of his Majesties said castle of Edinburgh, giving, granting, and assign- 
ing, likeas his Majesty (with the advice and consent of the lord high treasurer 
and lord treasurer depute or lords commissioners of his Majesties treasury for 
the time being, and of the rest of the lords of his Majesties exchequer) hereby 
gives, grants, and assignes unto the said David, Earle of Leven (during the space 
foresaid) all rents, duties, casualties, emoluments, immunities, and priviledges 
whatsoever pertaining and belonging thereunto any manner of way. To be 
brooked and enjoyed by the said David, Earle of Leven, as fully and freely in all 
respects and conditions as any other of his predicessors, captains and keepers, or 
constables and govemours of the said castle did possesse and enjoy, or might have 
possessed and enjoyed the same by vertue of any gift or commission from any of 
his Majesties royall predicessors ; with full power unto him by himselfe, his fac- 
tors, servants, or others in his name, to intromitt with, uplift, and receive for his 
own use and behoofe the aforesaid rents, duties, casualties, and others above 
mentioned belonging to the said castle, beginning the payment of the victuall rent 
for the whole crop and year of God one thousand six hundred and eighty nine 
instant, and also of the silver rent belonging thereunto for this present year at the 
ordinary terme and time of payment of the same, and both so forth to be continued 
yearly thereafter during the space foresaid ; with full power also unto him and his 
foresaids to call and pursue for the same as accords of the law, and to give discharges 
and receipts thereupon, which his Majesty declares to be valide and sufficient to 
the receivers, commanding the said David, Earle of Leven, constable and gover- 
nour of his Majesties said castle of Edinburgh, to observe and follow all such 
orders, directions, and commands as he shall from time to time receive from his 
Majesty, in pursuance of the trust hereby reposed in him. And his Majesty ordaines 
the said letter to be further extended in the most ample and best forme, with 
all clauses needfull, and to pass his Majesties said great seale per saltum without 
passing any other seale or register : In order whereunto these presents shall be to 
the directors of his Majesties chancellary and their deputs for writing the same, 
and to the lord high chancellor, or lords commissioners appointed for keeping the 
great seale, for causing the same to be appended thereunto, a sufficient warrant. 
Given at the court at Hampton Court the 4th day of July 1689, and of his 
Majesties reigne the first year. 

May it please your Majesty. 

These containe your Majesties warrant for a letter to be past under the great 
seale of your ancient kingdome of Scotland, nominating, making, constituting, 
and appointing David, Earle of Leven, during your royall pleasure only, constable 



192 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1689. 

and governour of your Majesties castle of Edinburgh, giving, granting, and 
assigning unto him (during the space foresaid) all rents, duties, casualties, emolu- 
ments, immunities, and priviledges whatsoever thereunto belonging, as fully and 
freely, in all respects and conditions, as any other of his predicessors, captains 
and keepers, or constables and governours of your Majesties said castle did possess 
and enjoy, or might have possessed and enjoyed the same by vertue of any gift or 
commission from any of your Majesties royall predicessors. The payment as well 
of the victuall rent as of the mony rent belonging thereunto beginning for this 
present year of God 1689, and both to continue yearly thereafter during the space 
foresaid in manner fully above mentioned. Melvill. 



143. Note of Events in Scotland at the Revolution, with Address from the 
Privy Council to William, Prince of Orange. 24th December 1688. 

About the beginning of September 1688, the counsell being informed by the 
chanclore that it was the kings pleasure to put the kingdome in a posture of 
defence against forraigne invasione, they, in the first place, judged fitt that the 
castle of Stirling should be made a garrisone, to keepe communicatione betwixt 
the southerne and northerne shyres, and ordored Generall Douglass to reinforce 
the garrison, and supplie it with all provisions necessary ; and furder ordored 
letters to be directed to the severall sheriffes within the kingdome to conveen the 
gentlemen heretours to see what condition they were in to serve his Majestie : 
Therafter ther came ane letter from the king to the counsell ordoreing the heall 
standing forces, execept the garrisones, to march into England, which accordingly 
was done : Therupon the counsell ordored the fourt part of the millitia, foot and 
horse, to be sent out with fourty dayes loane, and Livtennent Generall Monro to be 
commander in cheiff within the kingdome of the forces ; therafter, upon the 7th 
of December, the said detachment was ordored to be disbanded, and in place 
therof ther was a leavie ordored of four companies of foote, each consisting of 120 
foote, one livtennent, one ensigne, and three serjants, which was done accord- 
inglie ; some of the horse were lykwayes keep up ; therafter the chanclor acquainted 
the counsell that it was his Majesties pleasure that the magazine should be trans- 
ported from Edinburgh Castle to the castle of Stirline, and therupon ane warrand 
was granted accordinglie : Therafter the chanclor deserted the counsell, and a great 
tumult happened in Edinburgh, quhairof the counsell transmitted ane full accompt 
to his Majestie by the Earle of Breadalbane, and the Earle of Lithgow, Bishope of 
Glasgow, Advocate, Solicitar, and Sir William Patersone, one of the clerks of coun- 
sell, alloued to repare to courte, and the Marquess of Atholl, Douglass, Southeske, 



1689.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 193 

Hoom, Lauderdale, Kinaird, Strathmore, justice clerk, Castellhill, and Lochore, 
declared ther resolutiones to stay and attend his Majesty's affairs in this juncture. 
The Marques of Atholl was allowed to trate with Duke Gordon for surrendering 
the castle to quiet the tumult of the cittie, and accordingly ther were certaine 
articles conserted in ane acte of counsell, and offered to the duke, which he post- 
poned and deferred to give answer to untill he knew the kings pleasure. The 
counsell being acquainted by a letter from the Earle of Pearth of his seasure and 
imprisonment in the Tolbooth of Kirkaldie, they recomended to the Earle of Marr 
to transporte him to the castell of Stirling, and to keepe him closs prisoner therin. 
Upon the 24 of December the Marquis of Atholl communicats to the counsell a 
letter he had from the bishop of Glasgow signifieing that it was his opinione that 
the counsell should address the Prince of Orrange for his protectione and calling 
of a parliament for secureing the Protestant religione, the present established lawes 
and goverment, which letter was ordered to be recorded ; and therupon ane 
address to his Highnes the Prince was ordored to be drawen accordinglie, quhairof 
the tenor followes : — 

To his Highness the Prince of Orrange, etc., from the counsell of Scotland. 

Wee, haveing sometyme agoe humbly represented to his sacred Majestie the 
necessitie of calling of a free parliament, and considering the great zeall which your 
Highnes hath manifested for the Protestant religione, your good intentiones for 
these kingdoms, and fiarticularly for Scotland, exprest in your declaratione, the 
eminent dangers to which your Highnes lies exposed your persone, and the vaste 
treasure you have expended for our safety, these certaine evidences of your High- 
nes piety and generous inclinationes and undertakeing, doe invite and assure us 
humbly and earnestly to address to your Highnes for your protection and assist- 
ance in procureing a free parliament to this kingdome of Scotland^ in which our 
religion may be secured in the most comprehensive termes for including and 
uniteing all Protestants, and that the just rights of the crown, the property and 
liberty of the people may be established upon such solid foundationes as may 
prevent all fears of future attempts upon our religione, or divisions and animosities 
amongst ourselves, the glory of God, the honour of your Highnes, the wellfare and 
happieness of this kingdome. Sic subscribitur, Atholl, Douglass, Cassills, Linlith- 
gow, Strathmore, Lauderdale, Kinaird, Geo. Lockharte, Ja. Dalrymple, J. Lock- 
hart, Alexr. Malcome. Edinburgh, 24 December 1688. 

Indorsed : Ane note of what passed about the tyme of the kings comeing 
over. 1691. 

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144. Memorial from David Cairnes respecting his services at Londonderry, 
Math Certificate by Charles, Earl of Shrewsbury. 11th March 1689. 

To the right honourable the lords of the committee for Irish affaires. This 
following Memoriall I humbly presume to lay before your lordships : — 

That as the citty of Londonderry was the first place in Ireland which took up 
armes and resolutely opposd the enemy on this late revolution, so I was (at least) 
one of the first gentlemen that concurd to and iucouragd the defence of the same 
at that tyme, or that appeard openly there or in that kingdome in armes in 
defence of our selves and the Protestant interest. 

That I was also the first soon after (in a very stormy season) sent over from 
that citty as their publique agent to make application here for releef, which 
accordingly I did for diverse months togither with my utmost dilligence, as your 
lordships (I presume) may remember, and by certificate then from the cheif 
secretary does yet appeare, but without any the least consideration for the same 
to this day. 

That since then I have been diverse tymes imployd from his Majestie and your 
lordships on the publique service in long and dangerous journeys and voyadges 
through these kingdomes towards releef of the said citty and kingdome, with many 
remarkeable hazards of my life, and very narrow escapes both by sea and land, as is 
known to many, in all which I have (as I truste) acquitted my selfe with utmost 
fidelitie and dilligence, and doe appeal to your lordships if it be not so. I 
brought yow in also Mr. Browning, my freind, by whome that citty was at last 
releevd, albeit he lost his life in the action, and by advice I sent over in July last, 
our two little vessels taken by the French frigots were retaken. 

That I am not only for the present deprived of all my estate and concernes 
in Ireland (where the same wholly lay), but have lost much thereof beyond all 
retreive in houses and buildings about Londonderry, burnt and pulld down to the 
ground with my own consent in Aprile last for preservation of that place (a 
considerable part of the suburbs whereof belongd to my selfe), and by my early 
relinquishing my own affaires and family there from the 11th of December before, 
to serve the publique, have been a particular sufferer, besides the loss of my brother 
(an officer at Derry) and many more of my neare relations there dureing the 
seige. 

That I was bred to the study and practice of the lawes of these kingdomes, 
haveing been a councill at barr in Ireland these 14 yeares past, or above, and 
am (I would humbly hope) the more capable to serve his Majestie and the publique 



1689.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 195 

in any office or place there his Majestie shall please, and albeit there be many of 
the gown from thence very worthy and deserveing gentlemen, yet nevertheless I 
am bold to say (and hope without offence to any) that in poynte of exposeing my 
life so often to utmost hazards in travelling, and toyleing so extreamly, and 
appeareing so early for the publique and Protestant interest, I stand single and 
alone, as all must allow. I speake not this out of vanitie, for I only indeavourd 
my dutie, and have covered the same with much silence ever since your lordships 
and others have seen. 

Your lordships were pleased some while since to expres your selves very 
kindly towards me, what yow would doe for me with the king as soon as occasion 
servd. Wherefore now since his Majestie and your lordships are (as we heare) 
about ordering some civill establishment in Ireland, or so much thereof as reducd, 
I humbly presume to reminde your honours hereof now in tyme, that yow would 
please to interpose with the king in my behalfe, that as I apj>eard early there 
for his Majesties and Protestant interest I may also, if he thinke fitt, and as some 
marke of his royall favour and acceptance of what lay in my power to serve him, 
be amongst the first imployd by him over there in order to the resettlement of 
that kingdome and his Majesties interest therein, to which I would most willingly 
contribute my utmost indeavours as he shall please to capacitate thereunto. 

David Cairnes. 

Charles, Earle of Shrewsbury, Waterford, and Wash ford, etc., one of the 
lords of his Majesties most honourable privy councill and principall 
secretary of state. [Coj>y.] 

Mr. David Cairnes, the bearer hereof, being appointed by the committee for Irish 
affaires forthwith to repaire to Londonderry, These are to certifie whome it may 
concerne, that the said Mr. Cairnes hath for these two months last past attended 
constantly his Majesty and the councill in behalfe of the said citty, and that he 
hath behaved himselfe with prudence, dilligence, and faithfullness. Given at the 
court at Whitehall this 11th day of March 168|. Shrewsbury. 

145. Certificate that Alexander Irvine and Daniel Shirrard helped to 
shut the gates of Londonderry. 20th August 1689. [Copy.] 

Wee, whose names are subscribed, doe certifie that Alexander Irwin and Daniell 
Shirrard of Londonderry, were two of the very first who of themselves appeared 
there for theire present Majesties intrest, who with soome others of the young 



196 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1689. 

men of that place who joyned them did on the seventh day of December last 
resolutly seize the keys of the gates of that citty and shutt upp the same suddenly, 
not onlly against a regiment of Irish Papists then ready to enter in therat, butt 
against the wills and minds of divers of the considerable Protestants therein, who 
oppossed them, which had it not been don then, wee belive had never been in the 
cittys power afterwards to have don, and from thenceforth they continuied as 
active and forward in defence of the same as possiblie they could during there 
aboad in that place, they being both officers in the citty's companys, butt withoutt 
any pay, at there own chairge and expence, as wittness our hands this 20th day 
of August 1689. George Philips. 

David Cairnes. 



146. Oath taken by George, Lord Melville, as Secretary of State. 23rd 

September 1689. 

At Hamptoncourt the tuentieth third day of September one thousand six 
hundered and eightie nine years. 

Eege Presente. 

The whilk day compeared George, Lord Melvill, their Majesties sole secretary of 
state and one of the lords of the privy councell for the kingdome of Scotland, 
and in the presence of the kings most excellent Majestie did solemnely swear the 
oath of allegiance required by the act of parliament to be taken by all persons 
in publick trust, which his Majestie ordained to be recorded in the books of 
privy councell, whereof the tenor followes : 

I, George, Lord Melvill, secretarie of state, do sincerelie promise and swear 
that I will be faithfull and bear true allegiance to their Majesties King William 
and Queen Mary, so help me God. Melvill. 

Witnesses present, — Lord President of Ja. Dalrymple, witnes. 

the Session and Lord Advocate. Jo. Dalrymple, witnes. 

147. Oath taken by George, Lord Melville, as Secretary of State, and Sir 
James Dalrymple, President of the College of Justice. 23d September 
1689. 

At Hamptoncourt, the tuentie third day of September, one thousand six hundred 
and eightie nine years, in presence of the kings most excellent Majesty, appeared 
George, Lord Melvill, his Majesties sole secretary of state for the kingdom of 



1689.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 197 

Scotland, and one of his Majestys privy councell of that kingdom, and Sir James 
Dalrymple of Stair, president of the colledge of justice, and one of the said privy 
councell, and did suear the oath of alledgiance required by act of parliament to 
be taken by all in publick trust, which his Majesty ordained to be recorded in 
books of privy councell and books of sederunt, whereof the tenor follows. 

We, George, Lord Melvill, secretary of state, and Sir James Dalrymple of 
Stair, president of the college of justice, do solemnlie promise and swear that we 
will be faithfull, and bear true alledgance to their Majesties King William and 
Queen Mary, so help us God. 

Melvill. 

J a. Dalrymple. 



148. Information as to the garrison of Tarbat Castle. 1689. 

My Lord Strathnavers companies who lay at Tayne and Cromerty upon the 13th 
of October last, beeing all called to Balnagown because of ane allarum the laird 
gote of the descent of the. Highlanders to plunder the countrey, the three 
companies who came from Tayne, and one company from Cromerty stayed in the 
parishes of Kilmuire and Loggie untill the 15th day, most of all laying on my 
Lord Tarbats lands ; the 15th day beeing a stormy day of wind and raine, and 
Wishart, major to the Lord Strathnavers regiment, beeing quartei'ed with Bal- 
nagown ; they two adwised that three of the companies should goe and possess 
themselves of Castle Tarbat, the other companie beeing guarding the house of 
Balnagown. They did come to the doores and broke up the dore of the entry 
that goes the steps of the stare, and because it did not readily yeeld, the bolt of 
the lock beeing bowed, they cutt out as much of the dore as the lock was fixed 
to, and so entered, they broke up all the rest of the doores of the house, and 
made the upper dyning roome and the drawing roome there where the best 
fnrnitor wes there slaughter roomes, abused the haill hangings, which were of 
arras, and because the grates which were in the chimneyes were too litle for 
dressing of their provisions they sett the fyres upon the marbles led befoi'e the 
chimneyes, and the heate of the great fyres rent the marble to peeces, the hang- 
ings all besmeared with blood, and the haill roomes where they hade fyres, are 
all blacked with the smoak, so that the plaistering in the beast roomes are as if 
in murning, much of the glass in the windowes all broke, and some few trunks 
broke up, but litle mist as taken away, at least yet known, because Lady Bettie 
and her maide wer at Invernes, and none of them come to Tarbat since. None 
of the office houses troubled, but many of the tennents leused, they haveing taken 



198 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1689. 

there wadders and meall, and none of Balnagowns troubled. They stayed there 
foure dayes and fyve nights, untill the master of Tarbat was advertised, and he 
acquanted Sir James Leslie, who immediatly sent ordours to Major Wishart to 
remove from Castle Tarbat. But dureing there abode in the parish of Kilmuire 
there were sextie men quartered on Duncan Forbes, 30 on John Patersone, and 
the rest in Miltoun and Meddat. The souldiers drew the cornes out of the stacks 
for strae to ther beds, and none payed for what they gote save few of the officers. 

The haill locks of the doores were broke. This allarum proved false and 
groundles, and many afterwards. 

Indorsed: Information of Tarbot garrison, 1689. 

149. Petition by James Mure of Ballybregah to King William the Third. 

[1689.] 

To the kings most excellent Maiestie, the humble petition of James Mure 
of Ballybregah in the county of Downe and kingdom of Ireland, Esquire, 
Most humbly sheweth, — That your petitioner haveing occasion to leave that 
kingdom some time before the Ireish army came down into Vlster, and hearing 
of their cruelties against the Protestants, and how they were broken and dispers'd 
and ruinated by them in the county of Downe, and your petitioner's wife and 
children (to his utter ruen) were forced to fly from his estate and all his concerns, 
and to retire for the safety of their lives into the kingdom of Scotland, where 
your petitioner did procure the number of fifty men and horse in order to fight 
against the said Papists : and that he and his said men are now ready and most 
willing to serue your Majestie in defence of the Protestant interrest in any place 
where your Majestie shall please to command him, and that before your petitioner 
left what he had in Ireland, offered upon your Majesties coming to London to 
have raised a troope of horse at his own proper cost and charges (which by his 
petition to your Majestie did more at large appeare) ; but the regiment being 
broken, he prosecuted it no further. 

May it therfbre please your Majestie to take into your serious consideration 
your petitioners great loss and his famillyes ruen, and to bee graciously 
pleasd to grant him your Majesties commission to make his said men 
an actuall troop under his command, to be annexed to that regiment of 
dragoons offered to bee raised by the Lord Cardross. And that the 
same may be put into the muster rouls to receive pay from the time 
they shall appeare full and compleat. Which, tenderly considered, your 
petitioner, as in humble duty bound, shall ever pray, etc. 



1690.] A3TD OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 199 

150. Memorial of the Irish Presbyterian Ministers to George, Lord 

Melville. 1689. [Copy.] 

Memorial for my Lord Melvil, secretary of state for the kingdom of Scotland. 1 

Whereas it hath been thought that our petition to his Majestie is not as yet so 
seasonable, his lordship may be pleased to consider that this is the most season- 
able juncture wherein the king can evidence his royall bounty to the ministers 
of our persuasion in Ulster. 

First, at this time all our ministers in Irland and Scotland are destitut of 
any meanes of subsistence. These in Scotland (being a far greater number) have 
not so much as to transport themselves with their families to Irland, and there 
to setle, except they get some help, and therefor wee pray for that share of the 
publick collection, if the king think fitt, or what other way may seem proper 
to his Majesty. 

jSTixt, that country of Ulster being now, as wee hear, freed from Irishes, so 
as ministers may safely return to their places, yet the country being wholly 
impoverished, no probable way can be expected for ministers till it please God 
the country be more planted by return of the people, and withall they themselves 
in more capacity to subsist, which cannot be supposed will be for some consider- 
able time ; and therefore it is wee petition the king for some small allowance to 
each minister for a time (they being in number about nyntie), which we humbly 
suppose may be granted (if his Majesty in his wisdom so judge) out of the estates 
of the rebells of Ulster, which shall there fall into his Majesties hands, or any 
other way his Majesty best pleases. 

Indorsed : Memoreall for the Irish minesters of the Presbiterian perswasione. 
1689. 



151. Commission to George, Lord Melville, as Secretary of State for Scotland. 

2 2d February 1690. 

Gulielmus et Maria Dei gratia Magnae Britanniae, Franciae et Hiberniae rex et 
regina, fideique defensores, omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos praesentes 
literae pervenerint, salutem : Quandoquidem nos regio nostro animo perpendentes 
quod diversis magni momenti rationibus praeviis nos moventibus diploma et com- 
missionem sub magno sigillo hujus antiqui regni nostri Scotiae, expediendam 
ordinavimus in favorem Georgii, domini Melvill, principalis et solius status nostri 

1 This heading has been deleted. 



200 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OP MELVILLE [1690. 

secretarii, virtute warranti cujusdam regia nostra manu muniti apud aulam nostram 
de Hampton Court decimo tercio mensis Maii ultimo elapsi ; per quamquidem 
commissionem nominavimus, fecimus, constituimus ac ordinavimus eundem 
Georgium, dominum Melvill, principalem et solum status nostri secretarium pro 
dicto hoc nostro Scotiae regno (durante nostro bene placito, atque usque dum 
eadem nostra commissio scripto revocaretur), ac tenore ejusdem dedimus et con- 
cessimus illi praedictum munus et officium cum omnibus feodis, libertatibus, 
casualitatibus, praerogativis, proficuis, privileges, dignitatibus et immunitatibus 
quibuscunque eo attinentibus, cum plenaria eidem potestate munere et officio 
praedicto fruendi, gaudendi et exercendi, speciatim vero donationes warranta et 
signaturas omnes cujuscunque naturae regia nostra manu muniendas scribendi, 
nobisque offerendi ac breviaria earundem subscribendi et omnia feoda, emolumenta 
et casualitates eo spectantes recipiendi ac colligendi ac etiam recipiendi et con- 
servandi omnia dicti regni nostri signeta omniaque emolumenta et proficua inde 
provenientia ad propuium suum usum et commodum applicandi ; atque etiam 
deputatos et custodes dictorum nostrorum signetorum constituendi, atque clericos 
et scribas signeto nostro cum omnibus vicecomitatuum et pacis clericis in dicto 
nostro regno admittendi et recipiendi, atque commissiones iis desuper tradendi pro 
fruitione dictorum suorum officiorum (durantibus omnibus dictorum clericorum 
vitae diebus), idque quoties dicta officia vacare quomodolibet contigerint, atque 
compositiones et emolumenta ex dictorum clericorum admissione provenientia 
proprio suo usui applicanda recipiendi : Et generaliter cum potestate praefato 
Georgio, domino Melvill, omnia et singula dictum officium tangentia faciendi, 
utendi et exercendi, tarn plene, adeo libere et ampliter in omni respectu ac ullus 
alius principalis et solus secretarius status pro dicto regno in praedicto munere et 
officio fecit aut fecisse potuerat ; virtute cujusquidem warranti praefatus Georgius, 
dominus Melvill, eodem munere et officio fideliter functus est. Quumque nobis 
abunde satisfactum sit de integritate, probitate, fklelitate, aliisque eximiis animi 
dotibus eiusdem Georgii, domini Melvill, unde ad dictum munus et officium in 
satisfactionem nostram ac subditorum nostrorum commodum obeundum usque 
quaque idoneus reddatur : Noveritis igitur nos ratificasse, approbasse ac con- 
firmasse, tenoreque praesentium ratificare, approbare et confirmare praedicta 
diploma et commissionem in omnibus suis capitibus, clausulis et articulis, tarn 
plene adeoque ampliter ac si eadem hie verbatim insereretur, quocirca ac cum 
omnibus ejusdem imperfectionibus et defectibus quibuscunque nos per praesentes 
dispensamus : Ac de novo damus et concedimus praefato Georgio, domino Melvill, 
dictum munus et officium principalis et solius status nostri pro dicto regno 
secretarii (durante nostro duutaxat beneplacito) cum omnibus feodis, libertatibus, 



1690.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 201 

casualitatibus, praerogativis, proficuis, privilegiis, dignitatibus et immunitatibus 
quibuscunque eo spectantibus ; cum plenaria eidem potestate praedicto munere 
ct officio fruendi, gaudendi et exercendi ; speciatim vero donationes, warranta 
et signaturas omnes cujuscunque naturae, regia nostra manu rauniendas, scribendi 
nobisque offerendi ac breviaria earundem subscribendi ; ac omnia feoda, emolu- 
menta, et casualitates eo spectantes recipiendi et colligendi ac etiam recipiendi et 
conservandi omnia dicti regni nostri signeta omniaque emolumenta et proficua 
exinde provenientia in proprium suum usum et commodum applicandi; atque etiam 
deputatos et custodes dictorum nostrorum signetorum constituendi atque clericos 
et scribas signeto nostro cum omnibus vicecomitatuum et pacis clericis in dicto 
nostro regno admittendi et recipiendi atque commissiones iis desuper tradendi pro 
fruitione dictorum suorum officiorum, durantibus omnibus dictorum clericorum 
vitae diebus, idque quoties dicta officia vacare contigerint, et compositiones et emolu- 
menta ex dictorum clericorum admissione provenientia proprio suo usui applicanda 
recipiendi ; et generaliter cum potestate praefato Georgio, domino Melvill, omnia 
et singula dictum officium tangentia faciendi, utendi et exercendi, tarn, plene adeo- 
que libere et ampliter in omni respectu ac ullus alius principalis et solus secre- 
tarius status pro dicto regno in predicto munere et officio fecit aut fecisse potuerat : 
In cujus rei testimonium praesentibus magnum sigillum nostrum appendi manda- 
vimus, apud aulam nostram de Kensingtoune, vigesimo secundo die mensis Febru- 
arii anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo nonagesimo et anno regni nostri primo. 
Per signaturam-manu supremi domini nostri regis suprascriptam. 

Written to the great seale, and registrat the tenth day of Apryle 1690. 

Will. Kerr. 
Sealed att Edinburgh the twelth off Appryll. A R Inglis. 



152. Commission to George, Lord Melville, as Royal Commissioner to the 
Scottish Parliament. 26th February 1690. 

Gulielmus et Maria Dei gratia magnae Britaniae, Franciae et Hiberniae rex et 
regina, fideique defensores, omnibus probis hominibus ad quos praesentes literae 
nostrae pervenerint; salutem : Quandoquidem nos magni momenti rationibus servitio 
nostro et subditorum nostrorum commodo maxime contribuentibus moti, trium 
hujus antiqui nostri regni ordinum comitia die ad quern novissime erant proro- 
gata, nimirum decimo octavo die mensis Martii proxime allabentis conventura 
statuimus, ac quia nos (rebus haud exigui momenti in regno nostro Angliae 
avocantibus) iisdem interesse nequimus, ideoque eminentissimo cuidam et illus- 
vol. in. 2 c 



202 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1690. 

trissimi ordinis probatae fidei meritis praeclaris ac perpulchris animi dotibus 
imbuto, sacras nostras personas et autboritatem in sequenti secunda dictorum 
comitiorum sessione representandi jus et potestatem committere decrevimus, 
cumque saejiesepius compertum habeamus fidelitatem summam praeclaras animi 
dotes et fideni egregiam fidelissimi et delectissimi nostri consiliarii Georgii, Domini 
Melvill, solius nostri status secretarii pro dicto nostro regno, nosque adeo de per- 
pulchris animi dotibus ejusdem Georgii, Domini Melvill, quibus ad tantae fiduciae 
munus obeundum ac pia et regia nostra proposita propaganda in promovendo tarn 
commodo et interesse antiquioris hujus nostri regni et in ecclesia et in statu pub- 
lico quam servicio et jure nostro proprio vsque quaque est imbutus abunde persuasi 
et satisfacti : Noveritis igitur nos dedisse et concessisse tenoreque praesentium dare 
et concedere praenominato fidelissimo et dilectissimo nostro consiliario Georgio, 
Domino Melvill, personam et sacram nostram majestatem in subsequenti bac 
sessioni secunda comitiorum parliamenti antedicti nostri regni representandi et 
regali nostra authoritate in eadem vbicunque de ecclesia firmanda pace et politia 
hujus regni conservanda et excolenda et re nostra propaganda aut promovenda 
tractandum fuerit vtendi et in singulis et vniversis dictorum comitiorum adminis- 
trationibus tanquam supremo nostro commissionario dijudicandi plenissimam 
amplissimam et vberrimam potestatem et commissionem; porro tenore praesentium 
eundem Georgium, dominum Melvill, cum commissionarii nostri titulo regali 
nostro charactere insignimus plenamque ipsi tribuimus facultatem et potestatem 
omnia et singula ad imperium et munus commissionarii spectantia tarn plene et 
libere quoad omnes effectus quam quilibet alius ejusdem muneris et cbaracteris 
ex quo regnum faelicissime inivimus sen regnantibus quibuscunque illustrissi- 
morum nostrorum clecessorum vnquam fecerat seu facere potuerat faciendi, agendi, 
peragendi ; quaequidem omnia et singula in dicta bac commissione prosequenda 
ab ipso facienda nos firma et rata habemus et habituri sumus : Omnibus et singulis 
insuper status nostri officialibus iisque qui nobis ab intimis consiliis, judicibus 
caeterisque quibuscunque subditis nostris, legatis praecipue et tribunis nostrarum 
'in hoc regno copiarum, vt praedictum Georgium, dominum Melvill, tanquam 
supremum nostrum commission arium sacras nostras personas representantem et 
regalem nostram autboritatem gerentem ad effectum et secundum normam in hac 
nostra commissione praescrijrtam (quaequidem commissio a die ipsius decessus a 
regia nostra praesentia inclusive inchoanda et durante sequenti dictorum comiti- 
orum parliamenti sessione secunda et vsque dum per nos revocabitur in vigore est 
permansura) agnoscant, colant et dicto ipsius audientes se praebeant stricte man- 
damus et imperamus : Declaramus itidem banc nostram commissionem diplomati et 
commissioni dicti Georgii, domini Melvill, de officio principalis et solius status 



1690.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 203 

seoretarii pro dicto nostro regno aut cuilibet alii diplomati et commissioui de 
quovis alio niunere et officio nobis ipsi concredito nequaquam derogare aut fraudi 
esse, seel eadem durauti hac nostra commissione et etiam post ipsius expirationem 
in pleno continuare vigore durante nostro bene placito modo in singulis diplomatis 
et commissionibus sibi concessis contento : In cujus rei testimonium praesentibus 
magnum sigillum nostrum appendi praecepimus apud aulam nostram de Kensing- 
toun, vicesimo sexto die mensis Februarii anno Domini supra millesimum sex- 
centesimurn nonagesimo regnique nostri anno primo. 

Per signaturam maim supremi domini nostri regis suprascriptam. 

Written to tlie great seale, and registrat the fourteenth day of March 1690. 

Will. Kerr. 
Sealed att Edinburgh the fyfteinth off March 1690. A R Inglis. 

153. Instructions to the Commissioner. February 1690. [Draft.] 

1. Yow are to observe all the instructions given to the last session 

of parliament, except in so fare as they are altred or innovat either by themselves 
or by the following instructions. 

2. Yow are to pass an act anent the comittees of parliament allowing them 
either to cboyse a grand comittee for all busines proposed in parliament, or lesser 
comittees for particular affairs, as they shall think fitt ; the saids comittees allwise 
consisting of equall numbers out of every estate chosen respective be itselff, 
which comittees so chosen shall containow for longer or shorter time as they 
please, our officers of state, or others to be appointed by us or our commissioner, 
being allwise present and supernumerarie in these committees, providing that they 
doe not exceed the pairt of the whole comittee in ■which they are. 

3. Yow are to pass an act establishing church government, redressing the 
second article of the grievances, conforme to the fourth article of the first in- 
structions given the last session of parliament, reserving allwise our power and 
authority legallie established before the act of parliament 1669. 

4. Yow are to pass an act for choising five out of every estate with 
lawiers, making in haill tuentie on persons, who, or their quorum, which is to 
consist of thretteen, wherof three out of every estate, and four lawiers shall have 
power to examine the lawes, whither established by acts of parliament, long 
custome, or recent practices, and out of the whole to compile a bodie of law r which 
may be ratefied by act of parliament, to be a standing law for that our ancient 
kingdome in all time comeing. 

5. Yow are to pass an act for a competent allowance to these contained in 



204 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1690. 

the forsaid comission, at least to the lawiers and others of the barrons 

and burrows that are not able to attend on this affair without considerable pre- 
judice to their privat intrests ; and it shall be declared that that work of com- 
piling a body of law shall be brought to a finall conclusion betuixt the date hereof 
and the day of 169 years. 

6. Yow are to pass an act for choising a comittee out of the three estates, 
being five out of every estate, with to be named by us, who shall have 
power to regulat abuses in the comissariot and other inferior courts, and shall sett 
down rates to be taken by the clerks and other members of courts in time 
comeing. 

7. Yow are to pass an act regulating the nomination and appointment of the 
lords of session, that in caice of a partiall vaicancie, the persons to be named by 
us and our successors shall be admitted by the remanent lords, they being found 
qualefied, conform to the acts of parliament ; and in caice of a totall vaicancie the 
parliament shall name fourtie four persons, to whom we and our successors shall 
adde on, making in haill fourtie five persons, out of which we shall name and 
appoint 15, who shall be the ordinal- lords of session, and that the said 15 so 
nominat shall give in a list to us of five, whereof we shall name on to be constant 
president. 

8. Yow shall pass an act for nominating commissioners for plantation of 
kirks and valuation of tyndes in the usuall form, allowing of what alteration shall 
be thought fitt, with this express provision that the said comittee shall have power 
to deligat some comittees, who shall meet with the ministers of the severall 
presbetries and heretors concerned where there is a necessity for building of new 
kirks, to treat and coniune with them anent the most convenient places for build- 
ing of the saids churches, and to consult and advise upon the most propper 
methods either for erecting of new kirks or transplanting old ones and providing 
them with competent stipends, and helping highwayes for the parichoners accom- 
modation, that the whole kingdom may be provided with such a competent 
number of churches that the parichoners may conveniently hear divyne service 
every Sabbath day, both summer and winter. 

9. That the forsaid comittee, with their sub-comittees, have power also to take 
into their consideration the building of schools and modefieing of sellaries for 
schoolmaisters through the whole kingdom, with this provision, that burghs royall 
and other great tounes have greater sellaries allocat for schoolmaisters, that able 
men may be encouraged to take them to that employment. 

10. That there be a comittee appointed for visiting universeties, who shall 
have power, as former comissioners have hade, for rectefeing abuses, with this 



1690.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 205 

addition, that after they have considered the fundamentall constitutions of the 
severall universeties, they may make such alterations as to the method of teaching, 
the number of professors, sellaries to maisters, as shall be thought necessar and 
convenient. That in an or other of the said universetys may be professors of all 
the liberal airts and schiences, sua that students may attain to the knowledge both 
of law and physick and the mathematicks, without being necessitat to goe abroad. 

11. Yow are to pass an act for nominating a comittee, who are to consider 
the advantage of trade, the privilege of the royall burrows, burghs of regality, and 
barronies, who may adjust the difference betuixt them, sua that the burghs of 
regality and barronie may enjoy all their former priviledges, the actuall trafequing 
merchants duelling therein bearing a proportionall pairt of cesses and subsidies 
effeirand to their trade which may be applyed for relieving the burghs royall of a 
pairt of their sixt pairt ; declaring allwise, no merchants duelling in burghs of 
regality and barronie shall be stented for their houses and lands any other way 
then formerly. 

12. Yow are to pass an act for regulating cess and subsedies payable out 
of the land rent, that the samyne may be effeirand to every man's real rent, 
deduceing allwise all real burdens affecting the ground, and granting an abate- 
ment to those that have planted their ground with trees, conforme to former 
lawes, in so far as the samyn is planted allennerly. 

13. Yow are to pass an act for a revaluation of the severall lands of the 
kingdom, and the valuation may be either according to the constant reall rent or 
the present quotta, with this provision, that every man have the like abatement 
and ease through the whole kingdom, providing allwise that some respect be hade 
to the Highland grounds whose rentall is variable, and they subject to great loss 
therfor, should be valoued within the worth, or have a greater abatement then 
others of the like rentall. 



154. Patent to George, Lord Melville, of the title of Earl of Melville. 

8th April 1690. 

Gulielmus et Maria Dei gratia Magnae Britanniae, Franciae et Hiberniae Rex 
et Regina, fideique defensores, omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos praesentes 
literae pervenerint, salntem : Quandoquidem nos grato admodum animo recolentes 
magna ilia et fida ministeria per fidissimum et dilectissimum nostrum consilia- 
rium, Georgium dominum Melvill, supremum nostrum pro antiquo nostro regno 
Scotiae commissionarium, et principalem et solum pro eodem regno status secre- 
tarium, praestita, ejusque firmam et insignem religioni reformatae adhaesionem, 



206 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1690. 

constantem etiam suam erga augustissimam familiam Eegiam periculosissiniis etiam 
temporibus fidelitatem, speciatim vero perplurima grata admodum officia, turn 
ante turn post faelicissimam nostram Eegiae dignitati accessionem ab ipso nobis 
peracta et expressa : ob praedictas, itaque, et multas alias res et rationes satis 
momentosas, durabilem quandam Eegiae nostrae gratiae et favoris tesseram in 
eundem dominum Melvill ejusque familiam conferre apud nos benigne statuentes, 
ut ipsi nlterius animentur, et validiores in posterum reddantur singulis occasioni- 
bus nobis et serenissimis nostris successoribus officia magis insignia praestare : 
Noveritis igitur nos nominasse, fecisse, constituisse et creasse, sicut et per prae- 
sentes hosce nostros patentes libellos nominamus, facimus, constituimus et creamus 
eundem Georgium dominum Melvill comitem, vicecomitem, et liberum parlia- 
menti dominum, comitem de Melvill, vicecomitem de Kirkaldie, dominum Eaith, 
Monymail et Balwearie, in dicto nostro regno Scotiae designandum et appellan- 
dum : Damus porro, concedimus et conferimus in dictum Georgium dominum 
Melvill et haeredes masculos de ejus corpore inperpetuum, antedictum titulum, 
dignitatem, gradiun et honorem comitis, vicecomitis, et liberi domini parliamenti, 
ut praedicitur ; cum plena admodum potestate illi ejusque antedictis eodem 
fruendi et gaudendi ; cum vniversis et singulis praerogativis, praecedentiis, prae- 
eminentiis, privilegiis, libertatibus et immunitatibus quibuscunque, eo attinen- 
tibus et spectantibus ; quibuscum dictum Georgium dominum Melvill, ejusque 
praedictos, nobilitamus et investimus ; speciatim vero cum libero in rjarliamento 
suffragio : Tenendum et habendum antedictum titulum, dignitatem, gradum et 
honorem comitis, vicecomitis, et liberi parliamenti domini, cum vniversis et sin- 
gulis praerogativis, praecedentiis, praeeminentiis, privilegiis, libertatibus, immuni- 
tatibus, aliisque quibuscunque eo spectantibus, per dictum Georgium dominum 
Melvill ejusque antedictos, de nobis nostrisque serenissimis successoribus, in omni- 
bus parliaments, ordinum conventibus, consiliis generalibus, omnibusque aliis 
publicis et privatis ejusdem regni congressibus, tarn plenarie adeoque libere in 
omnibus respectibus et conditionibus quam quivis alius comes, vicecomes, et liber 
parliamenti dominus tali titulo, honore, dignitate et gradu, quovis tempore prae- 
terito, praesenti aut futuro potitus et gavisus est, seu frui et gaudere poterit : 
Leoni porro armorum Eegi, suisque fratribus faecialibus mandamus ut praefato 
Georgio domino Melvill (nunc comiti de Melvill) talia insigniis suis gentilitiis ad- 
ditamenta qualia ipsi illisque congrua et similibus casibus usitata videbuntur, dent 
et praescribant : Ordinamus denique et declaramus hasce nostras patentes literas 
sub magno nostro sigillo, adeo validas et sufficientes fore illi ejusque praedictis pro 
possidendo dicto titulo, dignitate, gradu et honore comitis, vicecomitis, et liberi 
parliamenti domini, ut praedicitur, cum omnibus privilegiis aliisque quibuscunque 



1690.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 207 

eo spectantibus, ac si ipse ejusque praedicti cum omnibus ritibus et ceremoniis 
similibus occasionibus perprius usitatis investiti et inaugurate fuissent : Quocirca 
nos, pro nobis nostrisque successoribus dispensamus in perpetuum. In cujus rei 
testimonium praesentibus magnum sigillum nostrum appendi mandavimus, apud 
aulam nostram de Kensingtoune, octavo die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini mil- 
lesimo sexcentesimo nonagesimo, et anno regni nostri primo. 

Per signaturam manu supremi domini nostri Regis suprascriptam. 

Dorso : Written to the great seale, and registrat the fourteinth day of Apryle 
1690. Will. Kerr. 

Sealed att Edinburgh the fourteinth off Apryll 1690. A R Inglis. 

[Great seal appended entire.] 



155. Instructions by Colonel Cannon to his Messengers to King James 
the Seventh. Ante 1st May 1690. 

" Instructions for the Laird of Achteraw and Captain John Widdringtoun 

to the King." 

1°. To represent to the king the necessity for sending over his grace, the Duke 
of Berwick, with a considerable fuixe of horse and foott with all possible dili- 
gence, and that if his grace does not come very speedylie, his Majesties interest 
in Scotland must certainly suffer extremely by it ; and if possible his grace can 
be here in a short tyme with four thousand foott and two thousand horse and 
dragouns. It is my humble opinion (as the nobility and gentry stand now pre- 
sently affected) that not only we shall be able to beatt all his Majesties enemies 
in Scotland, butt likewayes give a great diversioue to England ; ther will also be 
a necessity for his grace, when he comes over, to bring provisions with him for 
some tyme for both horse and foott. 

2°. To acquaint his Majestie with the present miserable condition of the officers 
which came alongst with me, having now no more money nor credite, and lost all 
their equipage, are incapable of putting themselves in a capacity of serving his 
Majestie, unles some supply be immediatly sent over to them, conform to their 
severall qualities. 

3°. To desire his [Majestie] may be pleased to send over some blank commis- 
sions for regiments, ther being severall persones of worth here whom his Majestie 
has not been informed of, who are both capable and willing to raise regiments if 
commissions were snven them. 



208 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1690. 

4°. To press his Majestie that one of yow be sent back to us with his com^ 
mands with all possible speed, it being a very great incouradgement to the clanns, 
and others his Majesties good subjects, to hear often from him ; and that the litle 
vessell which transports yow may be ordered to stay here, that we may be able to 
give his Majestie ane account of any thing of moment that shall fall out in this 
place. 

5°. That his Majestie would be pleased to send a commission for a councill 
to be holden upon all occasions, and that since ther is not here so many of his 
Majesties ancient councill as to make up a coram, that his Majestie will be pleased 
to nominat so many of his subjects now in armes for him as to make up the same. 

6°. To send a commission of justitiary to suppres robberies and depredations 
which are frequently committed, to the prejudice of his Majesties interest. 

7°. To send over ane order to press all lukewarm and trimming persons either 
to declare for his Majestie or be treated as enemies in caice they decline. 

8°. In regaird my Lord Dundie and the chiftains of clanns were the last year 
att great expenses during the tyme of their randivous, vntill such tyme as those 
chiftains of clanns which were furdest off could joyn them att the place of randi- 
vous, and now are not in a capacity to doe the same, therfor they begg of his 
Majestie that he would be pleased to consider it, and send over either money or 
provisions sufficient for the subsistence of their men during that tyme. 

All. Canan. 

The names of the Officers of State under the Privy Seall. 
The Duke of Hamilton. 
The Earle of Sutherland. 
The Earle of Argyle. 

Upon the Treasurie. 
The Earle of Craufuird. 
The Earle of Cassills. 
The Earle of Tueddall. 
The Lord Euthen. 
The Master of Mellvill. 

Upon the Register. 
The Lord Bellhaven. 
The Master of Burley. 
The Laird of Leyes. 
The Lady Geriswood for a 4* part. 



1690.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 209 

Upon the Privy Seall. 
The Earle of Forfare. 
The Earle of Kintore. 
The Lord Carmiehaell. 

The Earle of Lothian, justice generall. 
The Master of Melvill, treasurer depute. 
The Laird of Sesnuck, justice clerk. 

Indorsed : Instructions for Captain John Widdrington and the Laird of 
Acteravv to the king. 



156. Eepresentation by the Parliament of Scotland to King William the 

Third. September 1690. 

To the King's Most Excellent Majestie, the humble representation of the Lords 
and Commissioners of shires and burrowes of the kingdom of Scotland, 
undersubscrivers, members of this current parliament, now adjourned 
till the eighth of October next. 
Nothing, save the great and generall surprise of this long distressed and at pre- 
sent unsetled kingdom upon the late adjournment of your most loyall parliament 
for so long a time, and in so criticall a season, with the deep concern of your 
royall interest therin, would possibly have induced us to this so necessar a petition. 
Bot the visible consternation and discouragement of thousands of your good sub- 
jects delayed in the reliefe and comfort which at this time they assuredly expected, 
with the advantages that we apprehend your Majesties enemies, both within and 
without the kingdom, may think to reap by such ane interruption, being our only 
motives, we cannot, we dare not be silent. And therfore, to prevent these evill 
consequences, we, in the first place, most solemnly protest and declare, in the pre- 
sence of God and men, our constant and inviolable fidelitie and adherence to your 
Majesties royall title, right and interest, so frankly and chearfully recognosced by 
us in this current parliament, wishing and praying for nothing more under the 
sun then your long and prosperous reign, as that wherin the securitie of all our 
lives and liberties, and also of our holy religion, more dear to us then both, is 
infallibly included. It was the perswasion we had of the justice as well as the 
necessitie of your Majesties heroick undertaking for the deliverie of these king- 
domes, with the conviction of the Divine confirmation that appeared in its glori- 
ous success, that moved most, if not all of us to endeavour and concurr most 
heartily in the late meeting of the estates for the advancement and establishment 

VOL. III. 2 D 



210 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1690. 

of your Majestie upon the tliron, when some discovered their disaffection, and wer 
too open retarders and obstructers of that good design. And it is from the same 
true affection and zeale that we do now most heartily make the above mentioned 
protestation to obviat all the misconstructions your enemies may make in this 
juncture. Nor are we less assured of your Majesties most sincere and gracious 
intentions to performe for us to the utmost all that the estates of the kingdom 
have either demanded or represented as necessary and expedient for securing the 
Protestant religion, restoring their lawes and liberties, and redressing of their 
grievances according to your Majesties declaration for this kingdom. Neither can 
it be imagined that so wise and just a king as your Majestie is will ever be per- 
swaded that so loyall a parliament as this is can be induced either to wish or 
design any prejudice to or diminution of your true interest and prerogative ; bot 
such as have slavishly served and nattered arbitrary power and tyrrany will be 
alwayes studying for their own sinistrous ends, to state a separat interest betuixt 
king and people, a practice which we are confident your Majestie abhorres. Bot 
that we may clear ourselves upon this present occasion to your Majesties full 
satisfaction, and refuting of all misrepresentations we can incurr on any hand, we 
shall briefly rehearse to your Majestie the votes past in this present parliament to 
which the royall assent is not given, with such short reflections as we hope may tend 
to the better vindication of all concerned. The first act upon which the vote of 
parliament hath passed is that declaring the priviledge of the estates of parliament 
to nominat and appoint committees as they shall think fit, and excluding therfrom 
the officers of state, unles they be chosen, and omitting what the parliament hath 
already represented to your Majestie as reasons of their vote. It is humbly con- 
ceived that this act is exactly framed to the extent of that grievance, which, 
together with the rest, is desired in the instrument of government to be redressed 
unto us in parliament. The second was ane act abrogating the act of parliament 
1669, asserting the kings supremacie over all persones, and in all causes ecclesi- 
asticall ; and this act is so exactly conforme to the second article of the above 
mentioned grievances, and the forsaid act of supremacie in itself is so dangerous 
to the Protestant religion, as well as inconsistent with the establishment of any 
church government, that we doubt not your Majestie will ever approve all that 
voted to it. The third is ane act anent persones not to be imployed in publick 
trust ; and all the ruines and distresses of this kingdom have so certainly flowed 
from the persones therin noted, especially such as by their contriving of and con- 
curring in the dispensing power have therby eminently endangered our religion, 
and overturned all the fences of our libertie and propertie (which we have good 
ground to believe the parliament would have extended but to few persones) ; and 



1690.] AND OF THE LESLIES OE LEVEN. 211 

your Majestie in your declaration hath so justly charged the same upon evill and 
wicked counsellors (the only persones pointed at in this act), that we are perswaded 
that you will find it absolutly necessar for attaining all the ends of your Majesties 
glorious undertaking for our reliefe. The fourth is ane act concerning the nomi- 
nation of the ordinary lords of session, and the election of the president, to witt, 
that in a totall vacation they be tried and admitted or rejected by parliament; 
and in a particular vacation they be tryed and admitted or rejected by the other 
lords ; and that the president be chosen by the lords themselves, conforme 
to our old practique and express statute. And this act is so agreeable to prac- 
tique, lawes, and acts of parliament, and so necessary for the true and equall 
administration of justice (the great securitie of all kingdoms), that your Majestie 
will unquestionably approve it. The fifth and last is ane act ordaining the pres- 
byterian ministers yet alive who wer thrust out since the first of January 1661 for 
not conforming to prelacie, and not complying with the courses of the times, to be 
restored. And this act is in itself so just, and so consequentiall from the clame 
of right, and agreeable to your Majesties declaration, that less in common equity 
could not be done. And here your Majestie may be pleased to consider, that 
though prelacie be now by law abolished, yet these few ministers, not exceeding 
sixtie (though restored, as they are not for want of the royall assent to the forsaid 
act), would be all the presbyterian ministers legally established and provided for 
in Scotland. It is not unknown to your Majestie what have bene the sad con- 
fusions and disorders of this distressed countrey under prelacie, and for want of 
its ancient presbyterian government. And now the whole west and many other 
parts of Scotland are at present desolate and destitute, having only ministers 
called by the people upon the late libertie, without any benefice or living or con- 
venient place to preach in. It is also certaine that there are many hundreds of 
forfaulted and fyned persones and others who are yet waiting to be restored and 
refounded according to the clame of right and your Majesties gracious instruction 
theranent. It is true the last thing proposed by your Majesties commissioner in 
parliament was a supply of money for maintinance of the forces so necessary for 
our present defence. And we should have proven ourselves ingratefull to your 
Majestie, and false to our own interest and securitie, if we had absolutly refused 
it. Bot there being a sufficient and certaine fond to maintaine all the forces, and 
support all other incident charges of the government for some moneths, all that 
we demanded was that some things visibly necessar for satisfaction of the 
countrey, and the better enabling and disposing them to pay the said supply, might 
be first exped. We are confident that the vote of parliament, which was only for 
a short delay, will not give your Majestie the least ground of offence. And now 



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CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE 



[1690. 



having presumed to Lay these things before your Majestie with all humble sub- 
mission, purely out of dutie, for preventing the evill construction of your Majes- 
ties enemies, and for our own just vindication, we most humbly beseech your 
sacred Majestie graciously to consider what is here represented, and in prosecu- 
tion of your Majesties acceptance of the clame of right and your declaration for 
this kingdom, to take such course as you in your royall wisedome shall think fit 
for passing the forsaid acts of parliament, and redressing all our other grievances. 
And we, your Majesties most humble petitioners and faithfull subjects, shall, as 
in dutie bound, ever pray for your long and prosperous reign over us. 

southerland. morton. annandale. argyll. 

Arbuthnott. Bargany. Rosse. Rollo. 

Forrester. Rutherfurd. Torphichen. 



S. J. Houstoune of yt. ilk, for the shire 

off Stirling. 
S. D. Carmichell of Melslie, for Lan- 

erkshyre. 
S. Williame Scott of Harden, for Sel- 

kirkshyre. 
Ad. Gordon of Dolfolly, for Suther- 

landshyr. 
Andrew Agnew, for Wigtone. 
Tho. Stewart, for Norberuik. 
W. Baillie of Lamington, for Lanark- 

shyir. 
Jon. Campbell off Carrick, for Argyll- 

shyr. 
Wh. M'Dowall, for Wigtoune. 
Al. Duff of Bracco, for Banffshyrre. 
Jo. Gordon off Embo, for Sutherland- 

shyre. 
S. Ja. Ogilvie of Churchil, for Cullen. 
Sr. Will. Hamilton, comissioner 

for Queensferrie. 
J. Gordon of Craiglaw, for Gallaway. 
J. Murray, for Selkirk. 
T. Hamiltone, for Lanerk. 



Johne Mure, for Pebles. 

Alr. Ged, for Bruntyland. 

S. Ja. Johnstoun, for the shire of 

Drumfrishe. 
W. Cochran, Killmoronock, for Ren- 
frew. 
S. Patt. Scott of Ancrum, for the shire 

of Roxbrugh. 
S. James Montgomerie of Skelmorlie, 

for the shire of Aire. 
S. D. Arnott of Arnott, for the shyr 

of Kinrose. 
S. J. Munro of Foulis, for the shyre of 

Ross. 
Alexr. Spittell of Leuquhat, for In- 

nerkeathing. 
Hugh Brown, for Inverary. 
Robt. Cleiland, for Anstruther 

Wester. 
Alexr. Cuninghame, for Irvine. 
Bryce Blair, for Annan. 
Ro. Melvill, for Couper. 
G. Gordon, for Dornoch. 
James Stewart, for Elgin. 



1690.] 



AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 



213 



Wa. Steuaet, for Banff. 

Alexr. Gordoun, for Aberdene. 

Johne Andersone, for Invervri. 

Jo. Dempsteli of Pitliver, for Fyffe. 

D. Forbes, for Invernesshyre. 

Adam Ainslie, for Jedburglie. 

C. Hammiltone, for Dumbartane- 

shyre. 
William Colhowne off Craigtown, for 

the shire of Dwmbartane. 
Ad. Cokburne of Ormestoun, for the 

shire of Hadintoun. 
Pat. Hume of Polwart, for Barwicke- 

shire. 
Thomas Drummond of Riccartoune, for 

Linlithgowshire. 
Patrick Moray of Livingstoune, for 

Linlithgowshire. 
J. Brodie of that ilk, for Elginshyre. 



Ar. Cokburne of Langton, for Ber- 
vicksher. 

Tho. Dunbar, ffor Mwrayshyre. 

S. John Hall of Dunglas, for Edin- 
burgh. 

Geo. Stirling, for Edenbrugh. 

John Moore, ffor Ayr. 

Kobert Smith, for Perth. 

Jo. Ewart, for Kirkcudbright. 

Will. Higgins, for Linlithgow. 

Geo. Smythe, for Pettinweem. 

James Smith, for St. Andrews. 

Ja. Kennan, for Drumfres. 

David Spens, for Anstruther Easter. 

John Boisuall, for Kirkcaldie. 

Jo. Mudie, for Montrose. 

Patrick Wallace, for Kinghorn. 

Jo. Scott, for Rutheraien. 



157. Articles for the surrender of Islandstalker. 9th October 1690. 

Articles anent the surrender of the castle of Islandstalker betuixt ane noble 
Earle, Airchbald, Earle of Argyll, and John Stewart, fiar of Ardseall, 
as folloueth : 

The said John Stewart doeth faithfullie ingaidge and promise to delyver the 
said house and castle of Islandstalker undismonted or deteriored, with all the 
great cannons and guns in the said castle unprejudged, to any the said noble 
Earle shall appoint preceisly upon the tenth day of October instant at eleven 
acloack in the foirnoone. 

Item, the said John Stewart doeth also heirby promise and obleidge him to 
delyver it to any having the said noble earle his warrand all the boats or birlines, 
with their furnitur, belonging to him above ane scoutt or four oared boat, and 
that at the same tyme of delyverie of the said castle abovementioned. 

Item, the said John Stewart doeth also obleidge him with all his pouer to 
joyne with the said noble earle and be active in reduceing the inhabitants of 
Glencoan to submitt to the present government who are now in oppositione 
therto. 



214 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1690- 

And on the uther pairt the said noble earle doeth heirby undertake that the 
said John Stewart shall not be prejudged by the surrender of the forsaid castle 
of any clame he hath against the laird of Appine for the expensses made be him 
for procureing the said house, or keeping of it since, or getting allouance therof in 
his tutor accompts, hot shall assist the said John Stewart in making the same 
effectuall to him, and to adjust the samen with any debait ryseing theranent 
befor the laird of Appine shall be receaved upon his submissione to the present 
government. Also the said noble earle doeth also promise and ingaidge to repre- 
sent to the government and interpose for the said John Stewart to gett him fred 
and liberat of the sex thousand merks Scotts mony resting be him to the Earle 
of Pearth as a pairt of the pryce of the lands of Glencoan, or to any to whom the 
samen is by him assigned, and to use his lordships indeavour for effectuating of 
the samen. 

Item, the said noble earle doeth obleidge him to apply his Majestie 
and the government to procure to the said John Stewart ane free and absolute 
remissione and indemnitie of lyfe and fortoun upon the accompt of any forfaultor 
against him for insurrectione against their Majesties government or accession he 
had therto, and to get the same effectuat and exped to him with all conve- 
nient diligence, so as the said John be not troubled upon that accompt either for 
lyfe or fortoune. 

Item, the said noble earle doeth receave in protectione to their Majesties 
government the said John Stewart, Duncan Stewart of Ardseall, his father, 
and all these deschended of their familie, both in their persons and goods, 
they behaving peaceablie and in submissione to the present government, and 
shall grant to all and each of them particular protectiones so as they shall not be 
troubled by officers or souldiars of the standing forces, or otheris, in their persones 
or goods, so long as they continou in submissione deutiefully to their Majesties 
government as said is ; and lastly, the said noble earle shall assist the said John 
Stewart in getting releiff against or payment from any of the inhabitants of Glen- 
coan of any soumes of mony contained in decreits recovered against him at the 
instance of the laird of Barbreck, or any uther persones quhatsomever quhairin 
he is decerned as landlord or master to them so that the said John Stewart may 
be fred of the trouble of the samen decreits or payment of the soumes therin con- 
tained. In testimonie quhairof the forsaids articles of aggreement are sub- 
scribed by the said noble earle and John Stewart at Dunolich, the nynth day of 
October j m vj c and nyntie yeares, befor these witnesses, Sir Duncan Campbell of 
Auchinbreck, knight barronet, Alexander Campbell of Lochinnell, Airchbald 
Campbell of Straquhure, Eobert Dicksone, fiar of Tourland, one of the captains 



1690.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 215 

in the Earle of Glencairnes regiment, and Sir Colline Campbell of Ardkinglass, 
knight barronet. Sic subscribitur, Argyll, Jo. Stewart. Da. Campbell of Auchin- 
breck, witnes, Alexr. Campbell of Lochinell, witness, Eob. Dicksone, witnes, Sr. 
Colline Campbell of Ardkinglass, witnes. 

Indorsed : " Double of the Articles of the surrender of the castle of Ilan- 
stalker. 1690." 



158. Petition of Meeting of Presbyterian Ministers. 1690. 

To his grace their Majesties high commissioner, and the right honourable the 

lords of their Majesties privie councill. 
The meeting of Presbyterian ministers at present in Edinburgh ; 

Humblie Shew, — That where your lordships by your former acts of the 12 and 
23 dayes of Julie last were pleased upon a representation from us to ordain 
letters of horning to be direct by delyverance of any of your lordships number 
upon certificats from presbyteries, in favours of such Presbyterian ministers as 
in or before the year 1689 did come in the place of former conformists who had 
either deserted or were removed or deprived in maner specifyed in these acts, 
and that for the stipend of the said year and crop 1689, and upon production of 
decreits of localitie, and furder did allow to such ministers who being unfixt have 
in severall presbytries in the west served particular vacant churches per vices, 
haveing no other fixed charges, one of the vacand stipends of the said parodies by 
appointment of the presbytries, deduceing what was payed to these ministers by 
the people upon voluntarie contribution, as the said acts containing other heads 
more fully bear : Which acts, albeit very favourable and full, yet according to 
what is customary in such cases, are found in the particular execution to need 
your lordships gracious explication in the points following, viz., First, in that 
letters are ordained to be directed in the cases therein set doun for the crop and 
year of God 1689, without adding (which no doubt was meaned), and since syne 
and in tyme comeing : Secondly, in that your lordships obliedge us to the pro- 
duction of decreits of localitie as a necessar ground for the saids letters, whereas 
we find that through the change of tymes, the abstracting of these decreits, and 
the loss and disorder of the registers, they are for most part not to be had, so 
that for not production thereof ministers are frustrat of their necessar mantin- 
ance, and most be obleidged to raise and follow long processes to their great 
charge and distraction, even when the heritors and others lyable in payment are 



216 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1690. 

willing to pay, but only desyre a warrand : And thirdly, that the allowance for 
unfixt ministers is restricted (which was our fault) to presbytries in the west, 
and to ministers come from Ireland, whereas we find that the same case and 
exigence occurrs in severall other parts of the kingdome where ministers and 
preachers have served by turns, and att tymes without any allowance out of the 
stipend, tho' then and still vacant. For remedy of which things wee humbly 
crave that it may please your grace and lordships to declare, first, that in the 
cases specifyed in the said acts we shall have letters at our instance, not only for 
the crop and year 1689, but since syn and in tyme comeing dureing our in- 
cumbencie ; secondly, that where decreits of localitie cannot be had, letters may 
be direct upon the testificats of presbytries of our entry and admission, at our 
instance against the heritours and others lyable, and in use to pay without 
necessity of produceing the saids decreits. Seing that this was not only the 
priviledge of ministers in all tymes, and is likwise (as wee are inform'd) a case 
excepted from the late act against generall letters. But also that it can inferr no 
prejudice since that persons (which certainly will seldom happen) wrongously 
chargd may easily suspend, and on what terms your lordship shall think fitt to 
allow ; and thirdly, that your lordships wold be pleased to extend the forsaid 
allowance given to unfixt ministers, to the effect that as the presbytries in 
any part of the kingdome shall testifie in their favours they may have the same 
allowance out of stipends vacand as was formerly granted to presbytries in the 
west, which particulars as wee humblie presume your lordships will find reason- 
able, so they would greatlie tend to the preventing of needless charges and 
diversions to us in the work and exercise of our ministrie. Like as we most also 
crave libertie to add that wee find that in severall places the former conformists 
have deserted since the said 13 of April 1689, and the people have called and 
the presbytries planted ministers in their place, and yet the heritors and others 
lyable in payment of the stipends doe scruple to doe the same because the 
churches are neither declared vacant by the said act of parliament, nor the 
conformists deserting (as said is) formally depos'd, and therefore wee doe furder 
beseech your grace and lordships that seing the parity of the law and reason is 
the same, it may be declared that where the former conformists have deserted, 
although since the 13 of April 1689, and their churches are planted and provided 
as said is, the Presbyterian ministers come in their place may have letters upon 
testificats of their presbytries testifying the former ministers desertion, and the 
Presbyterian ministers entry, sicklike as if the desertion had happened before the 
said 1 3 of April, conform to the act of parliament and your lordships former act 
made in this mater. D. Williamson, mod r . 



1691.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 217 



159. Petition by Arthur Upton, Esquire, to raise a Eegiment of Irishmen 
in Scotland. Circa 1690. 

Arthur Upton, Esquire, a gentleman of a very considerable estate in Ireland and 
numerous family, did, by vertue of his Majesties commission in February last, 
at his own charge, raise a regiment of foot under his own command, and two 
troops of hors under the comand of two of his sons, which did faithfully serve 
his Majestie untill they were broken by the Irish rebells. 

The Convention of Estates of Scotland, on consideration of his forwardness 
and faithfulness in his Majesties service, and of his present circumstances, were 
pleased to order that he should have a comission to raise a regiment of foot there, 
and that William Cuningham, Esquire (his son in law), should be his levtennent 
collonel, as by a certificat under the Earle of Argile and the other commissioners 
hand may appeare. 

He humbly desireth that (if it please his Majestie) he may have a comission 
to raise a regiment of foot in Scotland of the Irish Protestants there, with an 
order to some of his Majesties stores for armes, he being not able as formerly to 
provide them at his own charge, or (if this be not agreeable to his Majesties 
inclination) that he may have his comission to raise a regiment in Ireland. 

Severall other gentlemen (who likewise at their own charge, for his Majesties 
service raised hors and foot in Ireland, and whome the people there do most 
affect to follow) are desireous again to serve his Majestie in his army in Ireland, as 
officers in Mr. Upton's regiment. 

Indorsed : Esquire Uptun petitione desiring warrant to raise a regiment of 
Scots Irishes in Scotland. 



160. Articles for the Suspension of Warfare in the Highlands. 
30th June 1691. [Copy.] 

Wee, Major Generall Buchan, Brigadier Sir George Barclay, generall oficers of 
King James the 7th his forces within the kingdom of Scotland, to testifie our 
aversione of sheding Christian blood, and that wee designe to appear good Scots- 
men, and to wish that this natione may be restored to its wonted and happy 
peace, doe aggrie and consent to ane forbearance from all acts of hostilitie and 
depredations to be comited upon the subjects of this natione or of England untill 
the first day of October nixt, providing that ther be no acts of hostilitie or depre- 
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218 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1691. 

dations comited upon any of the kings subjects who have bein or are ingadged 
in his service under our command, ether by sea or land, we haveing given all 
necessarie orders to such as are under our command to forbear all acts of hosti- 
litie by sea or land untill the forsaid tyme. Subscribit at Achallader the 30th of 
June 1691. 

Wheras the chiftans of clans have given bonds not to comitt acts of hostilitie 
or depredations befor the first clay of October nixt upon the conditions contained 
in the forsaid bonds, and in regard that the oficers sent by King James to com- 
mand the saids chiftans have by ane unanimous consent in ther council of war 
aggried to the said forbearance, therfor I, as haveing warand from King Wil- 
liam and Q[u]een Marie to treat with the forsaid Highlanders concerning the 
peace of the kingdome, doe heirby certifie that the forsaids officers and chiftans 
have signed ane forbearance of acts of hostilitie and depredations till the first day 
of October nixt, wherfor it is most necesarie, just, and reasonable that no acts of 
hostilitie by sea or land or depredations be commited upon the saids officers, or 
any of ther partie whom they doe command, or upon the chiftans or ther kinsmen, 
frinds, tennents, or followers, till the forsaid first day of October. Subscribit at 
Achallader the 30th of June 1691. Sic subscribitur. 

Breadalbane. 



Privat Articles. 

1°. That if ther be ether ane invasione from abroad, or a raising of his 
Majesties subjects in Brittane, then this aggreement is null. 

2°. If his Majestie doe not approve of the said aggreement it is also null. 

3°. And to that purpose ther is a pasport to be granted to two gentelmen to 
acqwaint the king therwith in all hast. 

4 t0 . That if ther forces goe abroad, then we will rise. 

5 t0 . That if King William and Queen Marie deny all or any of thes articles, 
then my Lord Bredalbane is to joyn us with a thousand men, which he promises 
to perform both on oath and honnour, and thir gennerall articles are besyd 
the particular soumes of money and other conditions promitted to the severall 
cheefes. 

These sent to King James by Major General Buchan and the clannes are — 
Livtenant Collonel Charters and Major Duncan Menize, ther erand to crave 
a speedie releeff or a libertie to capitulat, and doe the best they can for them- 
sellffes. 



1691.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 219 



161. Submission on behalf of the Laird of Glengary by Ronald Macdonald 

of Aughtera. 30th December 1691. 

I, Ronald M'Donald off Aughtera (being comissionated by the laird off Glen- 
gary and the rest off the gentlemen now att Invergary, in behalfe off themselfes 
and thair freinds and followers), doe propose that if the government shall think 
fitt to grant a safe passe to Major Generall Buchan and his friends and servants, 
to the number off ten or twelve, and the like passe to Major Generall Cannon and 
the same number off his freinds and servants (whom they thinke they are bound 
in honour not to desert), to passe to any part they think fitt beyond the seas, the 
said Glengary, with his freinds and followers, will lay doune their armes and sub- 
mitt to King "William and his government ; and tho (many off them being 
Roman Catholickes) [they] thinke not themselves qualified to take the oath pre- 
scribed, yet they will give sufficient security for their peaceable deportment in all 
tyme comeing. This (on the tearmes afforesaid) I promise (as I am intrusted in 
their behalfes) shall be punctually performed, as witness my hand att Fort William 
the 30th day off December 1691. Ronaild M'Do[nald]. x 

162. Vindication of his Administration by the Earl of Melville to the King, 

with corrections in Mr. Carstairs' handwriting. [Circa 1691.] 

Your Majesties affairs not haveing allowed an opportunity of giving an account 
either of my management or my sentiments as to what I conceive concerns your 
Majesties interest and service, I do in obedience to your Majesties command pre- 
sume to take this way of doeing my duty for your Majesties satisfaction as to both. 

I can say that it was more duty and zeale for your service that prornpited me 
to be concerned in publick affairs than any interest of my oun, and though I shall 
always retain a dutyful sense of your Majesties goodnes and bounty to me and 
myne, yet I may be bold to say that they and I have improved them for the 
best advantage of your Majesties interest, without that regaird to the advance- 
ment of ourselves that can make us lyable to any reproofe from your Majesty, or 
just censure even from our ill willers. 

I cannot boast of merit in serving of your Majesty, while all that I could or 
can doe can not but come short of what I and all true Protestants of these king- 
doms doe owe to him who, under God, did deliver us from greatest misery. 

1 This copy of the submission was sent to Hill, dated 31st December 1691. [Vol. ii. of 
George, Earl of Melville, in a letter of Colonel this work.] 



220 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1691. 

But haveing reason to think that my actions have been misrepresented, I hope 
it will not be displeasing to your Majesty if I give some short account of my 
deportement as to any trust I have had the honour of from you. 

How much involved publick affairs were when, by your Majesties command, I 
went doun to the Convention of Estates in Scotland, and with what success, through 
God's blissing upon my faithfull endeavours, I did extricat them, and ansuere 
beyond my own expectation the design of youre Majesties instructions in procuring 
a speedy settlement of the government without those limetations that might be 
uneasie to you, or a deminution of the lusture of the regall pouer in your royall 
person, are things that I shall not trouble your Majesty with. 

When I had the honour to be sole secretarrie of state to your Majesty for 
your ancient kingdom all my advices and actings were, according to my capacity, 
regulated with a respect not so much to the gratefeing of the humor of any 
party as the laying of such foundations as might give no just ground of complaint 
to any, but might make all sensible that in a hearty submission to your Majestys 
government they might expect your protection. Upon this design there was 
such a nomination of persons to be in the severall judicatories of the nation as 
was calculatted to what I did then take to be your Majestys true interest, both 
with a respect to your affairs in England and the takeing away of all pretence 
of dissafection from your subjects of Scotland ; and this will sufficiently appear, 
if it be considered that by doeing thus I was exposed to the displeasure of not 
a few of my own persuasion, and did the rather lessen then advance my interest 
in the kingdom, many of those I then named being persons in whom I had no 
particular concern, and from whom I have had litle proof either of gratitude or 
kindenes, having alwise resolved that integrity in your service, and your Majestys 
favour should be my only support. 

If anything was done in the councell or any other judicatory against those 
that were looked upon as favourers of Episcopacie that looked like violence, 
it was none of my fault, I haveing laid out myselff in frequent advices to have 
things caryed with a suteable moderation ; but I cannot but say that the noise 
that haith been made of severity haith been very much beyond what there was 
ground for. 

When I had the honour to be your Majestys comissioner, I found myselff 
engaged in perplexing circumstances, for some of those that were called the Club 
had made a strong party both in England and Scotland, covering their black 
projects with faire pretences suted to the genius of your friends in both kingdoms. 
While they suggested to the English that your Majesty did design to use an 
absolute power in the government of Scotland, and that they would have the 



1691.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 221 

same fate when you was once master of your affairs, to their friends in Scotland 
they did insinuate that the king did not resolve that the Church government 
should be settled, and that such as were high for the Church of England had got 
such an ascendent at court that Scots Presbyterians could expect litle counti- 
nance. 

Haveing by these methodes, and a pretended zeal for such a frame of Presbytery 
as they knew your Majesty could not grant, imposed upon many of your Majestys 
friends as well in as out of parliament, they join with the Jacobites, who are 
by them persuaded to take the oath of alegiance that they might be in a capacity 
to sitt in parliament, and there disturb your busines, and advance the interest of 
their late master ; and thus their party came to be of a double bottom both in 
England and Scotland, and a comeing short of success in their projects was lookt 
upon by them as nixt to impossible. In this posture, sir, were matters when I 
came into Scotland, and ther only wanted a spark to enflame the kingdome ; and 
I doubt not but if your Majesty had adjurned the parliament once more, these 
malecontents had involved us in blood and confusion, which, considering hou 
deep the designe was laid, as haith been found since, might have been attended 
with fatal consequences. 

I finding that the best way to breake the snair which these men had laid was 
to undeceive such of your Majesty's faithful subjects as had been imposed upon by 
them, did therefore think it necessarrie for your affairs to give the Presbyterians of 
Scotland (who are almost the only persons you can rely upon in that kingdom) 
that satisfaction which might be consistent with your Majestys honour and the 
present posture of matters in England. 

There were, sir, tuo things that your Majesty was particularly concerned 
should be done in the settlement of church government in Scotland ; on was 
that Episcopall ministers disenting from it might be tolleratted by law ; another 
was that there might be a particular test to be taken by those ministers that were 
to enjoey benefices, that the excludeing any from that advantage might not be by 
an arbitrary rule. 

Both these I was much concerned to have done to your Majestys satisfaction, 
and therefore as to the first it is expressly enacted in the statute establishing 
Presbyterian government, that such as shall be found of a sober life sufficiently 
qualyfied for the ministry, willing to oune and submitt to the established govern- 
ment of the church, and sound in their principles as to doctrine, of which the 
Confession of Faith is to be the rule, shall not be troubled. 

As to the second thing desired by your Majesty, I found that an express formal 
act of tolleration would meet with much opposition in the parliament, and there- 



222 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1691. 

fore I was under a necessity of being satisfied with what was equivalent, and did 
as I conceaved effectually ansuere your Majestys desire, which was the rescinding 
of all penall lawes whatsoever against Protestant dissenters from the established 
church government, which lawes having been made with greatest severity against 
Presbyterians in the former reigns, did now come to be in force against those in 
whose favours they were made. But that the government might not be at a dis- 
advantage by the rescinding of these lawes and the dissafection of those ministers 
that were to be tolleratted, therefore it was enacted that no minister putt out for 
not praying for King William and Queen Mary should be permitted to preach 
either in churches or meeting-houses until they appear before your Majestys 
councell and take the oath of allegiance to your Majestys, promising to pray for 
you, declaring also and subscribing that they own your Majestys as king and 
queen not only de facto but de jure. By this act, sir, as the government is 
secured against the bad effects of seditious praying and preaching, so a liberty to 
worship God in their own way in meetings is secured to the Episcopall clergie upon 
their complying with the terms above mentioned, which are as easie as possiblie 
could be in a consistencie with the security of the government. 

As to the takeing away of patronages, tho it was frequently and earnestly 
desired of me by the Presbyterians, yet I did still forbear to do any thing in that 
matter till the French fleet was upon the English coast, and a dangerous con- 
spiracy against your Majesties government was discovered, and I haveing reason 
to think that affairs in England were in a dangerous posture, while all packets to 
me were stopt for some time, did conceive it was for your Majestys service to 
dismiss the parliament of Scotland with as litle discontent as might be, and to 
gratifie the Presbyterians in the busines of the patronages in a way that might be 
least offensive. As to what concerns the settlement of the church government I 
have clone nothing but what your Majesty did impower Duke Hamilton to 
doe, and the settlement of it upon the foundation of the Act 1592, was what the 
parliament, being influenced by the Club, would not then listen to, and it is well 
knowen that Sir James Montgomery did strongly argue against it as confused and 
contradictorie, and giving the king too much power over church assemblys. Your 
Majesty also will allow me to put you in minde hou much the members of parlia- 
ment in the first session were so pirepossessed, by the influence of malecontents, 
with apprehensions of designes as to arbitrary power that they would not hear of 
settling the church without redressing of all pretended civil grivances, which 
considerations will, I hope, justefie the integrity and good designe of my manage- 
ment, so that I hope I may say your Majesties parliament was dismissed with 
greatest contentment to themselves without suffering your Majestys prerogative 



1691.] AND OP THE LESLIES OP LEVEN. 223 

to be in the least encroached upon as to the grand aleadged grievance of the session, 
or permitting your clemency to be bounded by an unlimited incapacitating act, 
which so much was pleaded for by some. 1 I shall only beg leave to say that I 
cannot enough admire that those persons should complaine of what was done for 
the satisfaction of Presbyterians in the settlement of the church, who by their 
combinations against your Majestys government, conterarie to their alegiance, did 
make what was done absolutely necessarrie for the saifty of your Majestys 
interest. As for what concerns other things done in the two last sessions of 
parliament, I shall not trouble your Majesty with any account of them while 
they speak for themselves. 

As for the busines of Broadalbans treaty with the Highlanders, I shall pre- 
sume to say that tho both before your Majesty came from Holland and since, 
before you was putt to so great expense as you have since been putt to, that it was 
fitt to take off by money some of the cheif of the Highlanders, and that it was 
your Majestys interest to have as many of the Highland superioritys in your oun 
hand as could be fairly purchessed, without doeing violence to any particular person, 
but I must take the boldnes also to say that I did and do think that the obligeing 
of the heads of the clanns to give good security for the peaceable behaviour of 
their dependants would have been a surer foundation of peace amongst men who 
can be tied by no faith, and this was that which the law did allow. I do not see, 
indeed, any great prejudice to the publick interest by Broadalbans articles, in so 
fare as they relate to particular persons, nor doe I take upon me to condemn the 
granting of an indemnity to the Highlanders for their rebellion against your 
Majestys government, but I durst never have advised the freeing of them from 
all obligation to make satisfaction for the depredations and robberries comitted 
by them against your Majestys best subjects, this being the thing which is griev- 
ous to your Majestys faithful servants. As for the affronts which some did putt 
upon me in the management of that and other businesses, tho I could not but be 
sensible of them ; yet respect to your Majestys service did make me burie in silence 
my resentments, though I regrated more upon a nationall account than my own. 

As to such whom it may be fit to emploey, in the management of publick affairs 

1 The grievance of the Session was that The Parliament at last yielded as mentioned 

when the whole of the judges' seats were in the text. The unlimited incapacitating 

vacated by the Revolution, the king nomi- Act debarred all persons who had held office 

nated the new Bench, while the Parliament under the preceding reigns from being again 

claimed the right to appoint them. The point employed in the government. It passed the 

was keenly contested, the President Stair, his Parliament, but happily the Royal assent was 

son, Sir John Dalrymple, Melville, and others, refused, 
standing out for the prerogative of the crown. 



224 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OP MELVILLE [1691. 

in your kingdom of Scotland, I must confess that I cannot well perceive the 
necessity of imploying at present any that are jealoused by those that have been 
all along faithfull to your interest, the ballance being too much already upon that 
side ; and the clamours that have been made of your councill haveing been either 
groundlesse, or proceeding only from the opposition that was made to the grant- 
ing of unseasonable favors to such as were known enemies to your interest. Yet 
seing important reasons, which it were presumption in me to enquire into, doe 
make your Majesty think it fitt to emploey some such, it is my humble opinion 
that those who are least obnoxious to your people, and have never been active 
against your government, may be pitched upon, and who I take to be such I shall 
give my sentiments, without prejudice against any man, whenever your Majesty 
shall think fitt to putt the question to me. 

I did speak to your Majesty of the busines of the roop of the excise at Eden- 
burgh, not out of any particular concern of mine in the parties interested, but 
because it did seem plainly to me a packt busines for the support of the interest 
of some particular men, without a suteable regard to that of your Majesty ; and 
because I did conceive it was not reasonable, by an irregular closeing of the roop, 
to prejudice your good toun of Edenburgh, who have given signall proofs of their 
loyaltie to your Majesty, and were willing to give more than the other party did 
which only consisted of tuo or three particular persons. 

Thus, sir, I have taken the boldnes to give your Majesty an short but true 
account of my management, and also to offer my advice as to what I humbly judge 
may be for your service. 



163. Warrant to David, Earl of Leven, to confer with the Earl oe Seaforth 
for surrendering Island Donald. 26th January 1692. 

Edinburgh, the twentie sixth of January j m vj° and nyntie two yeares. — 
The lords of ther Majesties privie councill doe heerby recommend to the Earle 
of Leven and the Lord Euthven to speek with the Earle of Seaforth that he may 
deall with Mr. Colline M'Kenzie, his vnckle, to delyver up for ther Majesties 
service the house of Island Donald, to the possessione quhairof his said vnckle 
and some of his followers is lately entered, and that in respect this house belonges 
to the earle himselfe. 

Extracted by me, Gilb. Eliot, C1 s Sti. Cons. 



1693.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 225 



164. Warrant for imprisoning Charles, Earl of Home, in Edinburgh Castle. 

9th June 1692. 

Edinburgh, the nynth day of Junij j m vj c and nyntie tuo yeares. — 
The lords of their Majesties privy councill doe hereby recomend to Sir Thomas 
Levingston, commander in cheeff of their Majesties forces in this kingdome, to 
convey, or cause convey, under a sufficient gvvard to the castle of Edinburgh, the 
persone of Charles, Earle of Home, and recomends to the Earle of Leven, gover- 
nour, and in his absence to the next commanding officer there, to keep the said 
earle in safe custody within the said castle untill farder order of councill 
Extracted by me, Da. Moncrieff, Cls. Sti. Cons. 

165. Warrant for the Countess of Seaforth to stay with her husband in the 

castle of Edinburgh. 

Edinburgh, the fyfteen day of September j m vj c and nynty tuo yeares. — 
The lords of their Majesties privie councell doe hereby give order and warrand 
to the deputie governour of the castle of Edinburgh, or other commanding officer 
their, for the tyme, in respect of the Earle of Levine, governour of the said castle 
his absence, to sufferr and permitt the Countess of Seaforth to have access, 
remaine, and cohabite with the earle her husband within the said castle dureing 
his continueing prisoner therein, and to allow the said earle and his lady ane 
apartement within the said castle, sufficient for accommodateing themselves, and 
the servants necessarie to attend them. Extracted be me, 

Da. Moncrieff, Cls. Sti. Cons. 

166. Observations on a Report by Sir James Montgomery of Skelmorlie, to 
King James the Seventh, on the state of political parties. Circa 1693. 1 

Skelmurelys informations when he went to France were favourable enough for 
King James interest. He had corresponded with many of a long time, and, as 
informed, he justefied his oun carriage that any confessions he made to M[elville] 
were nowayes prejudicial! to King James interest, and were not such as people 
might talk (it was easie to say this, there being no witness), that it was a forced 
putt, etc., their whole designe being discovered to Mfelville] long before, and 
confessions made by some, and M[elville] had taken great care non should make 

1 These observations are printed from a fair Melville. Both the notes and fair copy are 
and condensed copy of notes on the report, at Melville, 
partly in the handwriting of the first Earl of 

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226 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1G93. 

their escape, and given out warrands for apprehending him amongst others. By 
this means he did see no way to escape but by comeing in to M[elville] and 
accknouledging what he allreddie had discovered. And this he did not till he 
had assurance of saife regress. This he belived to be the saifest course, and 
thought M[elville], being a man intent upon what he thought the public concern, 
would pass any privat resentment (though he had given him great provocation), 
and be easily taken with this discovery, and give him his pass, which he did. 

But tho M[elville] doubted allwise his sincerity, yet he thinks he was resolved 
then to have made a full discovery to the queen, seeing their busines broaken. 
His reasons are because he told many things he needed not, which were found to 
be true otherwise, and gave advices good enough, tho disingenious in some 
things. He also told where his strait lay, least those of the English who were on 
the plott should keep their interest at court, and so the matter would be stiffled. 
B[oss] said likewise so, and this M[elville] thinks was the reason why he with- 
drew when he came to London, and did not goe neer the queen for a good time, 
nor so frie as he had undertaken, and that R[oss] resiled from what he once said to 
her, because their correspondents and intimates had persuaded them the matter 
was so managed as the plott should be stiffled, and not fully enquired into, but that 
M[elville's] busines should be done at court, who had been but too diligent and suc- 
cessful], and they would find wayes to gett him misrepresented and accused, in which, 
if they prevailed, all was secure, and they might goe on with their designe without 
haizard. In this Mr. F. was very busie, and endeavoured to diswade A[nnandale]. 

Skelmurely did accuse Melf[ort's] measures and advices, 1 laid the blame of the 
miscarriages on them, and the delay of the supplies, and gave King James still 
encouragement enough for carying on the busines, and advised him to follow 
these measures for Scotland, that in the first place some of the bishops that have 
been laid aside, of most repute, should be sent for to France, and have the Prince 
of Wailes putt under their tutorie, the better to remove peoples jealousies, and 
that there was no haizard in it, for they would neither breed him a Whigg, nor 
instill in him any mortall heatred to the Church of Borne. This seemd to relish 
with some of the French ministers, but not then with King James and his queen. 
Nixt, if that an invasion should be resolved on, no French souldiers should be 
employed, unless some officers, and some to assist by councill. That for Scot- 
land, as the matter had been managed, it might be caryed without great difficulty, 
the zeale of King Williams party being much cooled, and discontents still grow- 

1 Marginal note. — "Amongst which the friends in Scotland contradicting all their 
strain of the letter to the convention, and councills, quhich discouraged many." 
that letter sent from Ireland in ansuer to 



1693.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 227 

ing, both, because of burdens, want of trade, and insolency of the soulderie, etc. 
That his friends had taken courage, seing themselves secure, and the government, 
he belived, durst not take any nottice of them unless when some officious and 
witeless person did give information, which they ordered so that (tho a litle 
busines might seem to be made in the time) that for the most pairt it is let fall 
again, which the more wise of the other partie observeing, they have given over 
informeing or prosecuting any thing of this kinde. 

That King James partie were nou for the most pairt in a good understanding 
amongst themselves, all privat differences being removed. 

That most of all the men of greatest interest and pairts favoured his cause, 
and were readie to show themselves on occasion, and some did better service in 
owning King William's government then otherwise. 

That he himselff knew who had given him assurances, and that they had not 
appeared openly proceeded from the circumstances of the time, not want of 
inclination. That his adversaries were no way numerous nou, comparatively to 
his friends, neither were many among them either of pairts or interest. 

That it was not to be questioned but that many of the forces in the country 
would joyne any who appeared for him when occasion should offer, considering 
hou they were made up and of whom. That they were nou well quitt of Angus 
and Levens regiments, whom the country trusted more then all others, and at 
this time the Whiggs are as much affraied of most of the souldiers amongst them 
as they would be of so many French. 

So that no great opposition was to be expected from any within the country, 
they wanting a head in whom to concenter, and its rationall to conjecture that 
M[elville] will not medle much when he may be convinced that he cannot nou 
doe it to any purpose, and cannot but be convinced of the weaknes and fooly of 
the pairty, especiallie being in some manner laid aside and not trusted as formerly. 
Besides there will not be wanting endeavours for getting him and his sones out 
of their employments, which, if it take effect, may have severall consequences, etc. 

The effects of it will be good, for that pairtie will be thereby disobliged and 
discouraged, and many allreddie upon the aprehension of their dainger and weak- 
nes are courting your friends favour. 

That the castles were in no good condition to make any considerable or long 
resistance, litle care haveing been taken to fortefie or suplie them with sufficient 
garrisons or provisions, besides what designes might be to surprize them. 

That notwithstanding of all this he was not to advise any present impression 
(for things there were naturallie working for his Majesties service) untill the 
French king should come to a resolution anent what was fitt to be done. But if 



228 CHARTERS OF THE MELV1LLES OF MELVILLE [1693. 

he thought himself in a condition to make any impression in England or Ireland, 
and all things sufficiently disposed for that, he thought trouble in Scotland would 
weaken King Williams hands in Flanders, and in that caice it might be saifely 
adventured upon, for probablie they might carie that kingdom without much 
opposition in a few weeks, except the castles, which they hoped also to gett easily, 
for the only tiling that might stick with some of estates in the country and hinder 
them from appearing so early as could be wished was least England should poure 
doun men upon them. But for ansuer, its a long mai-ch, except they be posted 
on the border beforehand, but this is not probable, and so the kingdom might be 
caryed before they could come doun. Secondly, its not probable, considering the 
present conjuncture, and your friends concert in England, that many could be 
spaired to send doun least those left behinde should find too much work at home. 
Then if there should be such a partie sent doun as were not able to beat the 
Scots, it would prove so much the better for your interest by divideing and 
weakning King Williams forces. And lastly, supposeiug the uttmost that could 
be said, and that the Scots should not be able to make head against them on the 
border, they could easily retreat to their fastnesses, considering the situation of 
their country, untill the other were wearied and the country in the meantime 
opprest, which would still be advantagious for his interest. 

That he might now entertain correspondence more saifely then formerly, and 
he would not want persons whom he might trust saifely to communicat his com- 
mands by word to his friends, for there was now no such prying into things as 
when Mel[ville] was with the king and trusted by him. 

The tuo seccretarries will give on ane other work enough to doe for preserv- 
ing of themselves and getting the ascendent of on ane other, which will chiefly 
take them up so that both of them for strengthning their own pairtie will be 
obliged to emploey those who are favourable to your interest, and who will be 
found ready to serve you on occasion. 

Its fitt to send home all the Scots who are cited to appear in Scotland except 
such who are most obnoxious and will not like to adventure, and such who may 
be usefull to make ane impression when it may be thought fitt, for others can be 
in no haizard as things are manadged, seeing all that will be required of them is 
only beal for their living peaceably, which they need not scrouple, for when a 
comotion shall come baile will not be gott lookt after. 

Wheneuer it shall be resolved to adventure on Scotland less force will suffice 
then formerly I proposed, for as I told before peoples inclinations are much altered, 
and some who were enemies before are nou begining to look over their shoulder 
and would be content to be saiffe, for they see no good end of their present 



1693.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 229 

course, and beginne to apprehend their present settlement cannot stand long, 
and even those who have made no aplication as yet are become more civil and 
obliging to your known friends then formerly, which is a good token. 

King William cannot now make any great alteration in the government with- 
out prejudice to himselff. He will be loath to turn out those of quality, interest, 
or pairts, least it disoblidge them, neither hes he many of abilities or pairts to 
emploey should he doe otherwise. It was a good step for your interest when 
M[elville] was gott removed from him, and if his sones or any of them could be 
gott removed from their employments, it would be ane other good on. We were 
in hopes that E[aith], who is a mettled man, should haue been out of employ- 
ment ere now, for it was talked he was to demitt, having mett with something 
like ane affront, as he thought. Some hoped likewise that L[even], who is some- 
what high and warm, should have been disobliged by haveing a deputy-governour 
imposed upon him without his knouledge and consent, and his regiment taken 
from him, tho of any Scotsman he had haizarded most for King William, for 
considering this and the great offers he refused from your Majestie, it would seem 
he resolved not to be disoblidged. By which it would appear that the children 
are alse biggott as the father, whom no man can gaine but to that which he him- 
selff thinks to be right. Its good he is of so uncomplacent a humor, else he might 
have had more interest with his king still then he hes. 

I humblie differ from your Majestie as to your opinion of M[elville] as to his 
being so wise a man that you need to fear him ; and as to King Charles opinion 
of him, it might proceed from a mistake and not being throughly accquainted 
with him. Its true he is a reserved man, and Solomon tells, a fool when he holds 
his peace is counted wise. As for his carriage in all the plotts that he could 
never be reached, and his aversion from Monmouth and Argyles busines, this is 
not simply to be imputed to his great wisdom or forsight. The last may have pro- 
ceeded from pick or emulation, as that he would not alltogither follow but rather 
lead, and might be dissatisfied that his advice was not soon enough asked nor 
enough taken in Argyles enterprize ; and as to the Duke of M[onmouth], the differ- 
ence then betuixt him and his Dutches, who is M[elville's] relation, might be the 
reason. Besides, his carriage might proceed from too great warrines and fear. You 
see he came not over with the Prince of Or[ange,] tho he was, without doubt, acces- 
sorie to his designe ; and for myselff, I did indeed atribute all that was called his 
witt to his warrienes and timerous disposition till his carriage in parliament 
1690, tho both I and others took wayes, both at that time and before, to affright 
him, besides our endeavours to make things heavie to him ; yet all would not doe, 
and became successfull beyond expectation. But much of this might proceed 



230 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OE MELVILLE [1693. 

from good luck more then good guydiug, tho it must be accknouledged he 
managed with more clossnes, steadienes and firmnes then we did imagine, and 
was luckie in his discoveries, which broak all measures. But grant he were so 
wise a man, tho I think his son E[aith] beyond him for pairts, your Majestie 
needs not apprehend him much (for gained he cannot be), neither need you be 
anxious about it, for if he be wise he will never think it his interest to goe burn 
his fingers again and expose himselff to no purpose, for in the station he is in, as 
he is yoaked he cannot doe much, for neither of the seccretarries have any kindenes 
for him, but rather are jealous, and will doe all they can to keep the king from 
ever employing him further then at present. 

But to return. If there should be any rysing amongst some biggot people, 
which can be aprehended nowhere but in the west of Scotland, it may probablie 
tend to the good rather then prejudice of your Majesties interprize ; for a mob 
without a head signefies nothing. Besides, even in that country your Majestie 
wants not aboundance of friends amongst the nobility and gentry, and some of 
these even of the peoples own persuasion. 

But for preventing any such comotion your declaration would be rightly and 
cautiously worded and your indemnity large, and few or none excepted, to take 
away all jealousies and prevent dispair, for wayes enough may be found after- 
wards to reach any you have a minde to. 

And rather their chalange and upraide any for their carriage, to regrait their 
being seduced and misled, so that when people begin to entertain some hope of 
mercy, and small hopes of any security if they shall make any opposition, it may 
make the most bigott to sitt still. 

If L[even] could be gott removed from the castle of Edinburgh, and the same 
putt in any other mans hand that may pretend to it, there might be hopes of 
gaineing it, which would make your busines easie. There hath been endeavours 
used at a distance to sound his inclinations, but all to no purpose. 

The reasons of my being of ane other opinion then I was formerly, are the 
chainge of circumstance. If your friends could all have been persuaded to take 
their places in parliament in anno 1690, your interest could have been caryed 
on in a parliamentarrie way, but this severalls could not be brought to. Nixt, 
when I advised that the impression should have been made on the west of Scot- 
land, your Majesty was then maister of most pairt of Ireland, so the busines did 
seem easie, when the prince did designe over there with most of his forces, I 
advised the impression might be made from Dunkirk, as more easie to be accom- 
plished then by sending any assistance from France or Ireland by the west sea. 
But the assistance promised, both of men and money, failing, and the discouraging 



1693.] AND OF THE LESLIES OP LEVEN. 231 

news of the defeat of your Majestys forces at the Boyne first, and then at Crom- 
daile, conieing to your friends ears, damped them much, and our designe discovered 
ere we knew therof, disapointed the whole. What we expected from the north 
of England also failed, which discouraged those with us from appearing who were 
readie. Now I am of opinion that much less then halff of the force I then pro- 
posed would be sufficient when any such enterprize shall be adjusted, only the 
provisions of money and armes would be larger then formerly was desired. As 
to Scotland, I am of opinion the impression should be made from the east sea, 
some place neer the Sound, which, if rightly manadged, may be done without 
observation and in a short time. But there needs no precipitation, your interest 
being still growing ; only your Majesty must have patience untill the French 
councills think fitt to give you assistance, and till matters be rightly adjusted 
betuixt them and your friends in England. As for what relates to England, I 
leave it to the Earle of Midletoun, and shall give your Majesty or him account 
what I shall learn. 

I shall likewise be satisfied if you think fitt to discourse with some of the 
French ministers, and I doubt not but if it be made apj>ear to them that a tenth 
pairt less sum then they are obliged to expend otherwise, may be of more advan- 
tage to the interest if bestoued on Scotland, but they will listen to it. Its my 
opinion that when your Declaration shall be readie to be published, the French 
king should emitt ane other in favours of Scotland, reneuing and ratefeing all the 
old priviledges that those of that nation did enjoey in France, which would much 
take with that country, they not haveing that antipathy at the French which the 
English have, but rather a kindenes for them. This many would be ready to 
grasp at, as they did at the union with England four or five years agoe, which 
was proposed for your service by some. 

It would likewise be of advantage if there could be ane order gott to discharge 
Du Bart and those under him from troubling the Scots ships which trade towards 
the Sound, unless it were some nottoriously disafected persons, for there are many 
honest maisters of ships and tradeing merchants that suffer by the loss of trade, 
and the cargow of these ships that trade in these seas is of no considerable value, 
so the loss would be but small, and this would serve to ingratiat you with the 
people, while their grumbling and grudging doeth still containue against England 
for being denied of frie trade. 

Besides, by this there might be Scots bottoms gott for your service when need- 
full and might be fraughted on other pretences. 

Its not to be imagined but England will beginn to weary at last with this 
so expensive war, and may come to weary of giving money ; houever, the 



232 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1693. 

raising of such vast sums from the people, with the decay of trade, will occasion 
grumbling. 

The prince is so intent in carving on this war against France that its thought 
he mindes not other things so much, and his eagernes in that will occasion his 
exposing of his person more then others will think necessarrie or fitt, and so he 
may either come to fall in his interprize or precipitat himselff in some incon- 
veniencie, which, if it should fall out, would probablie dissolve the confederacie, 
and so you would have a very faire game. 

Its true the princess is popular and well beloved amongst the people, but tho 
she should oppose your Majesties restouration as formerly (as its hoped she will 
not if she see the difficultys great) ; yet she is but a woman, and cannot be in all 
her kingdomes at once, nor act and travell as a man could doe to suppress 
disorders timeously. Good officers who are popular and zealous against your 
interest are wanting, and nominall ones are not much valued. 

If things once should but take a turn they might run as fast to the on ballance 
as formerly they did to the other, for all men act not by principall but most by 
interest, and its often seen that when people beginn to be disatisfied and to 
apprehend chainges even those who have been very fordward in a course strive to 
gett off to the other side on the formost horse. 

Another thing I would advise is that seing we missed of getting the parlia- 
ment of Scotland disolved through so many of your friends refusing to qualefie 
themselves either to elect or be elected, is that when ever the parliament shall 
meet, your friends may be proposers, at least chieff promotters of a large supplie, 
and if they could gett it caryed for life, etc., it were so much the better, for then 
there would be no need of frequent meetings of parliament from sitting, quherof 
(as they are yet constitute) most opposition may be to your designes. 

From this severall advantages will flow, they will gett more credit with the 
prince, and any who would oppose will be the worse lookt on by him. 

Then the greater the burdens be that are laid on the country the greater will 
be the grumbling of the people, especiallie if they think their money misaplyed, 
and your friends will be the better furnished with arguments to misrepresent the 
government, and to hold forth to the people that tho they chainged governours 
yet not the way of governing, that their burdens are greater then before quhen 
there libertys were encroached upon, especiallie as to the Church, so better to have 
back their old maister again, who no doubt haith learned now by experience to 
help and redress many things formerly grivious, I say rather then to serve a 
strainger who hes studied to serve himselff of them, and entrusted straingers, and 
is managed by their councills who had acted so soon against his own Declaration, 



1703.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 233 

and in stead of redressing grivances hes employed severall of those persons who 
were the chieff actors in the late times. 

The difference betuixt the tuo sisters is of use. 

We have not failed in many of the projects we laid doun for your service, but 
of that in getting the commons of the west of Scotland (a most bigott people) dis- 
armed, which we were once in hopes of, and seing that would not take, we have 
not been wanting to agrivat their disapointments as to the Church, which is their 
Dagon, so its to be hoped their zeale will cool by degrees. 

I question not but your Majestys friends in England will have ane eye upon 
Bervick and Carlisle, and endeavour what they can to make ane interest both in 
the touns and garrisons, for the carying or surprising of these would be of great 
advantage to your Majestys interest. 

167. Warrant to receive the Earl of Home as a prisoner in Edinburgh Castle. 

1st March 1696. 

Yow are hereby ordered to receive into the castle of Edinburgh the Earle of 
Hume, and to keep him in custody till further order. For doing wherof this shall 
be your warrand. Given at Edinburgh, the first day of March 1696. 

Tweeddale, Cancel. 

To the Earle of Leven, governour of the castle of Edinburgh, or in his absence 
to the next commanding officer. 



168. Information by Sir John M'Lean about a proposed Jacobite rising. 
Memoranda of his statements to Lord Leven. Circa 1703. 1 

The substance of Sir John M'Lean's discourse with me. 

In July 1702 the Lord Lovat came to France, and told Sir John M'Leane that 
he had matters of great importance to comunicatt to the late queen, but befor he 
wold tell them he required a promiss from her not to reveall anything of what he 
said to any of her ministers, which she did make him ; and therupon Sir John 
M'Lean carryid him to the queen, as he did afterwards by her direction to 
Monsieur Torcy, to whom, as he had befor to the queen, he said that he was 
come from Scotland, perticularly from the Highlands, wher he had discoursed with 
many heads of clanns, perticularly Stuart of Appin, Sir Ewin Cameron, Sir Don. 
M'Donelld, and others, from whom he brought assurances that they wold rise in 

1 This paper appears to have been written by Lord Leven's direction about 1719, or after 
the death of Queen Mary d'Este. 

VOL. III. 2 G 



234 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1703. 

armes with 10,000 men, if they wer asisted from France with money and amies 
and troup[s], to suport and protect them in getting together. Monsieur Torcy, 
after conmnicating this to the French King, and some defficulty of sending men, 
assur'd them that his master wold furnish them with money and armes, and also 
men, so soon as his affairs wold admit of the last, and the number agreed upon 
was 5000, which wer to be transported from Dunkirke, and landed at Dundee, 
from whence the march was short and easy to the foot of the Highlands, to which, 
if need wer, they might retrat, and in the mein time might make a stand, and 
oppose any of the queen's forceses that might be sent against them, and give time 
and opportunity to the Highland clanns to assemble and come to them, and form 
and increase the armey to be super[i]our to all the queen's forces in Scotland, and 
to facilitat this designe, 500 men mor to be sent from Brest to and 

seize the fort of Innerlochy, which could not resist cannon, being commanded by 
hills near it. This wold give security to ships coming into the river, and be a 
meins to convey supplys of all kinds from tim to tim as ther should be occasions. 
The execution of this project was delayed partly, as has been said, because the 
French king could not spair his troups, partly because his fleet was not in a con- 
dition to oppose us, and then the men he sent wold be lost, if they could neither 
be seceured nor brought off, and partly because he did not entirly rely on the Lord 
Lovet's information and assurance, and partly that he might see the event of the 
Scotch parliament, which also he might judge of the temper and disposition of 
the Scotts, as well as by some further enqueiry which he resolved to make. And 
in ordor to it, he had thoughts of sending some Frenchmen to Scotland with Lord 
Lovet, to bring a just accompt of what might be expected from them ; but the 
hazard of a Frenchmans being discovered by his language, the difficulty of his 
making enquiries for want of the Scots language, and the easiness of decivinghim 
by shewing fals parsons to him under the heads of clanns, deverted him from this 
thought, and therfor Lovet was sent backe in May last, with Captain Fraser, and 
Captain John Murray, who had long bein in the French service, with ordors to 
come backe as soon as the Scotts parliament was ended, with destinct accompts of 
the inclinations of the S[c]otts, and what ther number wold be which might be 
relyd on to joyn with the French, and at Sir John M'Lean's coming from Paris 
they wer expected backe, but wer not returned. But upon the accountt they 
should bring depended the operation of this designe. 

Besids this Captain Murray, ther was another James Murray who was sent 
to Scotland, with ordors to speak with Duke Hamilton (to whom on Bell had bein 
sent befor, with like directions, and dyed in Holland), and to engage him in the 
intrest of Francfe] for the suport of the Prince of Wales. Ther had been other 



1707.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 235 

messages sent to him, but the queen told Sir John M'Lean she had had no answer, 
and therfor ordored Sir John M'Lean to sound Duke Hamilton, and if he found 
him disposed to her servic[e], then, and not otherways, to communicat to him this 
project. This he was also to doe to the Lord Athol and Lord Marshall. Sir 
John M'Lean sayd also that Stevenson, a banquier, was formerly sent to Duke 
Hamilton, and at his return was put into the Bastill, which they thought was 
occasioned by the Duke Hamilton's trusting him, and to prevent his discovery, 
Duke Hamilton being cautious of speaking with any that came from St. Germains, 
when the factions wer so great that nothing was secrett, and therfor wold send by 
parsons of his own choosing. Being asked how he knew thes persons wer so sent, 
he answered that the queen told him so. 

He said he saw severall Scotts gentlmen in France in the tim of j^eace, perti- 
cularly the Lords Montrose, Hay, Seaton, Roxborow, who disired to pay ther 
respects and wait on the late king, but [he] refused them, saying it wold be known, 
and might do them harm, and he was enough assured of ther fidelity and good 
inclinations without that ceremony. 

He dos not know the particular errand of David Lindsay, but says he has been 
severall tims sent into Scotland. He says Lindsay was the man who carry'd the 
draucht of a letter prepared by the Lord Dundee and others for the late King 
James to signe, and send to the convention of estats, with ordors to deliver it to 
non but King James himself; but was deluded by Lord Melforts, who prepared 
a differant leter, and suppressed] this. He says this story he had from my Lord 
Dundee himself. Ther is on Mrs. Fox in custodie who came over with Sir John 
M'Lean ; she was a great freind of Lord Melforts, and after his disgrace turned 
to the other syd, and has been all along a very intriging woman. 

169. Boute for a Company of Horse Guards from Nottingham to 
Berwick. 3d July 1707. (Copy.) 

Rout for a cornet or lieutenant and thirty men of the Boyal Regiment of 

Horse Guards from Nottingham to Berwick. 

Tuxford. 

Doncaster. 

Sherborn. 

York, where they are to rest untill the arrival of a like party of the said 

regiment coming from London, from whom they are to take the 
money the said party shall bring along with them under their 
charge, and convoy the same to Berwick by the following rout : 



236 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1707-8. 

Borouglibridge. 

Northallerton. 

Darlington. To rest the Sundays and every third or fourth day on their march 

Durham. as the cornet or lieutenant shall see cause. 

Newcastle. 

Morpeth. 

Alnwick. 

Belford. 

Berwick, . . . where they are to deliver over the said money into the charge of 
Lieutenant Colonel George Douglass, who is major to the Lord 
Polwart's Regiment of Dragoons, and appointed to command the 
party that is to convoy the same to Edenburg. But in case the 
said guard shall not be ready to releive this party immediately 
upon their arrival at Berwick, they are then to proceed directly 
for Edenbourg. H. St. John. 

Whitehall, 3d July 1707. 

170. Warrant to apprehend the Duke of Hamilton. 8th March 1707-8. 

These are in her Majesty's name to authorize and require you to make strict 
and diligent search for the person of the Duke of Hamilton, and him having 
found, to apprehend and seize for suspicion of high treason and treasonable prac- 
tices, and to bring him in safe custody before us, to be examined concerning such 
matters as shall be objected against him relating to the premises, and to be further 
dealt with according to law. In execution whereof, all lords lieutenants, deputy 
lieutenants, governours of castles, sheriffs, bayliffs of regalities, stewards of stuar- 
ties, justices of the peace, mayors, provosts, and all officers, civil and military, 
and other her Majesty's loving subjects, are to be aiding to you ; and for so doing 
this shall be your warrant. From the council chamber at Kensington, the 8th 
day of March 1707. Marlborough. Cowper, O. 

Montrose. Godolphin. 

Sunderland. Devonshire. 

Mar. Pembroke, P. 

H. Boyle. Seafield. 

Loudoun. 
To our very good lord, David, Earl of Leven, lieutenant generall and com- 
mander in cheif of the militia and of all other her Majesty's forces in that 
part of Great Brittain called Scotland. 



17 08.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 237 



171. Warrant to apprehend the Duke of Gordon. 
8th March 1707-8. 

These are in her Majesty's name to authorize and require you to make strict 
and diligent search for the person of the Duke of Gordon, and him having found, 
to apprehend and seize for suspicion of treason and treasonable practices, and to 
bring him in safe custody before us, to be examin'd concerning such matters as 
shall be objected against him relating to the premises, and to be further dealt 
with according to law. In execution whereof, all lords lieutenants, deputy lieu- 
tenants, governours of castles, sheriffs, bailiffs of regalities, stewards of stuarties, 
justices of the peace, mayors, provosts, and all officers, civil and military, and 
other her Majesty's loving subjects, are to be aiding to you ; and for so doing this 
shall be your warrant. From the councill chamber at Kensington, the eighth 
day of March 1707. 

Marlborough. Godolphin. 

Cowper, C. Devonshire. 

Montrose. Pembroke, P. 

Sunderland. Loudoun. 

Mar. Seafield. 

H. Boyle. 

To our very good lord, David, Earl of Leven, lieutenant generall and com- 
mander in cheif of the militia and of all other her Majesty's forces in that 
part of Great Brittain called Scotland. 



172. Warrant by the Privy Council to receive the Duke of Gordon and 
others as prisoners in Edinburgh Castle. 24th March 1708. 

Att Edinburgh, the tuenty fourth day of March J m vij c and eight years. The 
Lords of her Majesties privie councill doe heirby recomend to the Earle of Leven, 
constable and governour of the castle of Edinburgh, to receave the persons of the 
Duke of Gordon, the Earle of Murray, the Earle of Traquair, the Earle of Seafort, 
the Viscount of Kilsyth, the Lord Sinclar, the Lord Belhavin, Sir William Bruce, 
and Livtenant Collonell Balfour of Fairnie, prisoners in the castle of Edinburgh, 
and to detain them prisoners therin till furder orders of councill ; and this shall 



238 



CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE 



[1708. 



be your warrant purswant to her Majesties letter direct 
that effect, dated the nynth of March instant. 



Ja. Murray. 
Ad. Cokburne. 
W. Anstruther. 
Alexr. Campbell. 
Gilb. Eliot. 
Allxr. Ogilbie. 
James Erskine. 
Eo. Sinclair. 
Eot. Dickson. 



Rothes. 

Hadinton. 

northesk. 

Belcarres. 

Forfar. 

EUGLEN. 



to the saids lords for 
S. Ja. Steuart, P. 
Cromertie. 
Eoseberie. 
Ilay. 
Yester. 
Haddo. 
Carmichaell. 
Eosse. 



173. Warrant to apprehend the Duke of Gordon. 30th March 1708. 

These are in her Majesty's name to will and recpiire you to take into your 
custody the body of the Duke of Gordon, delivered unto you for suspicion of high 
treason and treasonable practices, and him to keep in safe and close custody untill 
he shall be discharged by due course of law. For which this shall be your 
warrant. From the councill chamber at St. James's, the 30th of March 1708. 

Pembroke, P. Somerset. 

Queensberry. 

Sunderland. Montrose. 

Mar. 

Seafield. Loudoun. 



174. List of Persons for whom Warrants were issued. 1708. 



A list of persons taken up, and who are nou under confynement by order of the 
Earle of Leven, and for uhom he hes particular uarrands from the counsell of 
Great Brittaine, both for seazeing of their persones and keeping them under con- 
fynement. 

2 The Duke of Gordoune. 
1 The Marcpaiss of Huntley. 



1708.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 239 

1 The Earle of Seafoorth. 
The Earle of Traquair. 
1 The Earle of NithsdailL 

1 The Lord Drummond. 

2 The Viscount of Kenmour. 
The Earle of Erroll — sicknes. 

1 The Earle of Marsheall. 

The Earle of Abberdein — old age. 
1 The Viscount of Kilsyth. 
1 The Viscount of Stormonth. 

1 The Lord Nairne. 

2 The Lord Belheaven. 
The Lord Sinclair. 
The Earle of Murray. 
The Lord Saltoun. 

2 Forthringhame of Poury. 
2 Lyon of Auchterhouse. 
2 Grahame of Fentry. 

Sir William Bruce of Kinross — old age. 

The leat Bishop of Edinburgh — lownes of fortune. 

The Lord Balmerino. 

Mr. Dougall Steuart. 
2 Bobertsone of Strouan. 

Sir John M'Lean. 

Sir Euan Cammeron of Lochyell — old age. 

Moir of Leckie — sickness. 

1 The Laird of Carden. 

2 Lord James Murray. 
Cammeron of Lochyell, younger. 
Sir George Maxuell. 

Mushett of Callichatt — lownes of fortune. 

1 Murray of Polmays, elder. 

2 Steuart of Stannachie. 
2 The Laird of Touch. 

1 Sir Donald M'.Donald. 

2 M'Donald of Keppoch. 

1 Bobert Murray, brother to Abercairny. 
Steuart of Appine. 



240 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1708. 

2 Edmistoune of Neutoune. 
2 The Laird of Kippindavie. 

1 The Laird of Keir. 

Leivtenent Collonell Balfour — lownes of fortune. 
The Laird of Saltoune. 
Steuart of Boigs. 

2 Gordoune of Gallachie. 

, The Duke of Atholl. , Att home in their 

o- l ) The Earle of Strathmoore. ( oune houses 

J The Earle of Broadalbine. I by reasone of 
v Broune of Bishoptoune. ' sickness. 

Mr. Charles Fleming. \ 

The Laird of Glengary. / These are not yett apprehended, 

Gordoun of Buckie. ( but still absconds. 

James Malcome. j 

Robertsone of Straloch. ) c , , , r D . ri -r,. 

_ . , _ . > bent on board of bir George Bmg. 

Patrick Scot, wntter. j ° ° 

rl j, r,, , , f I supose may be at Fort William 

Laptame of Gienronald. ■{ e J 

{ be this tyme. 

A list of some persons citted in by the privy counsell, or putt in prison by 

their order. 

Major Generall Buchane. ] These all, except Coxtoune, 

Innis of Coxtoune. f are under confynement. 

Campbell of Glenderrule. ( Coxtoun hes not yett 

The Laird of M'Nauchtan. ) appeared. 

175. Certificate that the Earl of Bread albane could not be apprehended 
because of infirmity. 20th March 1708. 

Wee, Patrick Campbell and Finlay M'Nivan, servitors to the Earle of Breadal- 
bane, doeth hereby declair that Livtenant Collonell Campbell off Fonnab, did, in 
our presence, require the said earle to deliver himself up to him, to be brought 
to Edinburgh, conforme to the Earle of Levens orders directed to him, and that 
the earle ansuered that he was in no conditione to give obedience to the said 
orders by reason of his seekness and indisposeitione, soe that he was not able to 
goe out of his romes. In witness whereof, wee have subscribed thir presents at 
Taymouth, the 20th day of March 1708. P. Campbell. 

Finlay M'Nivan. 



1708.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN". 241 



176. Account by Lieutenant Eobert Campbell of his search for the 
Duke of Athole and others. 23d March 1708. 

In obedience to the ordors I receaved for searching for and conducting the per- 
sones of the Duke of Athole, the Viscount of Stormont, the Lord Nairne, and the 
Lord Drummond to Edinburgh, I went from Stirling upon Wednesdays morning, 
the 17th instant, to the castle of Drummond, where I mett with my Lady Drum- 
mond, and I enquyred for my lord, and my lady told me that my lord was not 
att home, nor had been for severall dayes past, excepting that last night, and that 
he went away again that morning, but could not tell whither he went. From 
thence I went straight to Stormont, wher I mett with my Lady Stormont and the 
master, and was informed by them and severall others that live therabout, that 
my lord was not att home, but had gone away that morning before I came there, 
which was on Thursday the 1 8th instant. And on the same day I went to the 
house of Nairne, wher I also mett with my Lady Nairne, who told me that my 
lord was att Paisslay. The next day, being Fryday the 19th instant, I sett forr- 
ward from Dunkell to the Blair of Athole, wher I gott notice the Duke of Athole 
was ; and being come there I was told my lord was in the castle, and haveing 
mett with Cornett John Murray, I desired him to accquaint my lord duke that I 
was come there and had ordors to speak with his grace. Accordingly Cornett 
Murray went and brought me back word that my lord duke desired I would send 
in my ordors to him, that he might see the same ; upon which I took out my 
ordors out of my pocket and shewed them to the said Cornet Murray and alloued 
him to read the same, who, after reading therof, went back to the duke and re- 
turned the second tyme with this answer, that the duke said he was not obleidged 
to answer the Earle of Leven's ordors, or some such words to that purpose, and 
that he would not allou of any dragoons to come within his gates ; notwith- 
standing of which I went with the said Mr. Murray to the gate of the castle 
wher severall persones wer standing, and haveing knocked thereat was refused 
access, but was told through the gate without oppening of it that my lord duke 
was indisposed, and would allou noe access to him ; wherupon I returned back to 
my garrishon where the troops lye, with the tuo dragoons that wer alongst with 
me att all the forsaids places. But after I left the Blair of Athole and was some 
myles gone from itt, I gott notice that the Viscount of Stormont and the Laird of 
Strwan Eobertsone wer in company with the Duke of Athole att the tyme I was 
there. I also acquainted the Lady Drummond, the Lady Nairne, and the Lady 
Stormont, when I was att these places, what my ordors wer, and was alloued by 
VOL. III. 2 H 



242 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1708. 

them to make what search I pleased. This is signed by me att Edinburgh, the 
tuenty thrid of March 1708. Eo. Campbell, Liv'. 



177. Warrant to send the prisoners from Edinburgh to Loudon. 
15th April 1708. 

These are in her Majesty's name to authorise and require you to cause all the 
prisoners now in custody in Scotland for suspicion of high treason and treasonable 
practices, or that shall be apprehended there for suspicion of high treason or trea- 
sonable practices, by what warrant soever, upon the occasion of the late intended 
invasion, to be forthwith sent up hither, under a safe guard, in order to their 
examination, Andrew Fletcher of Salton, Esqr., only excepted. And for so doing 
this shall be your warrant. From the council chamber at Kensington, the 15th 
day of April 1708. 

Cowper, C. Pembroke, P. 

Seafield. Somerset. 

Montrose. Queensberry. 

Radnor. Sunderland. 

Townshend. Loudoun. 

Mar. Berkeley. 

J. Holt. Coningesby. 

T. Coke. C. Hedges. 

To our very good lord, David, Earl of Leven, Lieutenant General and Com- 
mander in Chief of the Militia, and of all other her Majesty's Forces in 
that part of Great Britain called Scotland. 



178. List of Prisoners sent to London. April and May [1708]. 

A list of prisoners sent from Edinburgh to London ; and those that went away on 
the 30th of Aprill are as folloues : — ■ 

The Marquiss of Huntley. 

The Earle of Nithsdaill. 

The Earle of Seaforth. 

The Lord Drummond. 

The Viscount of Kilsyth. 

The Viscount of Stormonth. 

The Lord Nairne. 



1719.] AND OF THE LESLIES OF LEVEN. 243 

Sir George Maxuell. 

The Laird of Pollmays. 

Robert Murray, brother to Abercarnie. 

The Laird of Keir. 

The Laird of Carden. 

Sir Donald Mackdonald. 

Those that went away the 7th of May are as folloues : — 
The Duke of Gordoun. 
The Viscount of Kenmour. 
The Lord James Murray. 
The Laird of Poury. 
The Laird of Auchterhouse. 
The Laird of Struan. 
The Laird of Touch. 
Steuart of Tannachie. 
Mackdonald of Keppoch. 
Edmistoune of Newtoune. 
The Laird of Kippendavie. 
Gordoune of Gallachie. 
Steuart of Boigs. 

Those that went away the 14th of May are as folloues : — 
The Earle of Murray. 
The Earle Marsheall. 
The Earle of Traquair. 
The Lord Belheaven. 
The Lord St. Claire. 
Sir John Macklean. 
Cammeron of Lochyell, younger. 
Steuart of Appine. 
Major Generall Buchane. 
Campbell of Glenderrule. 

179. Death-bed Declaration by David, Earl of Leven, that certain charges 
made against him by James Feaser of Culduthell were false. 8th March 1719. 

I, David, Earle of Leven, being at present under sickness and indisposition of 
body, but of intire memory and judgement, and not knowing what the event of 



244 CHARTERS OF THE MELVILLES OF MELVILLE [1719. 

my present sickness may be, or if I shall recover my health, so as to have ane 
opportunitie of vindicateing myself from the aspersions throwen on my honour and 
integritie by the person after named, doe therefore, in the presence of God, and of 
my friends and others after mentioned, testify and declare that the accusations 
laid to my charge in ane affidavit emitted by one James Frazer, third sone to 
Frazer of Cullduthell, at London, some short time after his present Majestie King 
George his accession to the throne, wherin I ame charged with corresponding with 
the late Earle of Perth to the prejudice of the government I then had the honour 
to be trusted by, is altogether false and groundless, and that the letters therin 
said to be written by me, with one inclosed written by Simon Frazer of Beaufort, 
now Lord Lovat, to me, in prejudice of the Pretenders interest, and said to be 
showen by my Lord Perth to the said James Frazer, never were written by me, or 
any other person at my desire, or with my knowledge, or any letter of the said 
Simon Frazer's, now Lord Lovat, transmitted by me to the Earle of Perth, I never 
haveing written to or corresponded with the Earle of Perth directly or indirectly 
since his departure from Scotland at the Revolution ; and all this I declare to be 
trueth before God, and doe sign the same in presence of Andrew Melvill, doctor 
of medecine, Robert Hay of Struie, doctor of medecine, James Mackgill of Ran- 
keillor, Alexander Melvill of Balgarvy, Captain Neill Mackcleod, late of his 
Majesties Third Regiment of Foot Guards, and John Edmonstone, writer in Edin- 
burgh, and of this declaration at my earnest desire, before all whom I did emitt 
the same, at Balgony, this eight day of March, one thousand seven hundred and 
nineteen years. Leven. 

A. Melvill, witness. 

Robert Hay, witness. 

J. Makgill, witnes. 

Al. Melvill, witness. 

Neill MacLeod, witness. 

John Edmonstone, witnes. 









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Two Additional Melville Writs from the Charter Chest at 
Wemyss Castle. 

180. Indenture between Sir John Wemyss of that Ilk and John Mel- 
ville of Eaith, relative to the water privilege of the mill of Pitcon- 
mark. 12th June 1427. 

This Indenture, made at Dysert, the xii day of the moneth of June, the yere 
of grace, I m cccc m0 twenty ande sewyn yhere, betwix nobill men, that is to say, 
Schire Johne of the Wemys ande Dauid his sone apone the ta part, ande Johne 
Malvyle, lorde of the Eath, on the tothire part, proportis, contenys ande beris 
witnes, that it is acordyt betwix the said partis in forme ande manere eftyr 
folowande ; that is to say, that the said Schire Johne, with consent ande assent of 
the said Dauid his sone, has gewyn and grantyt till the said Jone Malvyle full leue 
and fredome for to make a myllyn dame, gud and sufficiande, but fraude or gyle, 
qhuare it best afferis for the myllyn demmande, in ande on the landis of the said 
Schire Jone of Wemys of Glenystoun, Rath, and of Polgulde, within the lorde- 
schipe of the Westir Eath in the schirafdome of Fyffe, he the said Johne Malvyle 
and his ayris hafand fre vsche of watyr and sufficiand lade fra the loch of Loch- 
gelly, descendand throw the landis of the said Schire Jone to the myllin of the 
said Johne Malvyle made in his avne landis of Petconmarke, swa that it salbe 
leyffull to the said Jone Malvyle and his ayris the said myllin dam to make ande 
vphalde, ande the watyr encloys, apone the erde of the said Schire Jone of 
Wemys, and the lade to draw tharfra, foroutyn ony impedyment or distrowblans 
of the said Schir Jone of Wemys or his ayris of the said landis, qhuat sa euir 
tha be, or of ony in thaire name : and this fredome to kepe lely ande treuly 
aythire of the partis has gewin gude faith for thaim and thair ayris qhuat sum 
euire. Alswa it is acordit betwix the fornemmyt partis that the said Schire 
Jone of Wemys and his ayris and his inhabitaris and men duelland in the Westir 
Eath, G-lenystoun, ande Polgulde, sal for this fredome be multeryt at the said 
myllyn to the xxiiii fat ; and thai sal be next in the hoppyr qhways corn sa 
euire be thare in, saffand the said Jone Malvyle and his ayris to thaire propire 
oyse. Ande gyff it happyn the corn of the said Johne Malvyle or hys ayris to 
be in the hoppyr, the corn of the sayd Schire Jone his ayris and mennys salbe 
next ; and that thire condicionys, connandis ande poyntmentis, lely and treuly, 
salbe kepyt for thaim ande thaire ayris qhuat sum euire, aythire the partys are 
oblyste withoutyn fraude or gyle, cauillacioun, excepcioun, or desayt in ony 
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246 CHARTERS OF THE MEL VILLES OF MELVILLE, ETC. [1487. 

manere. In the witnes of the qhwylke thyng to the part remanande with Schire 
Jone of the Wemys, the forsayd Johne Malvyle has put to his seyle, and to the 
part remanande with the sayde Johane Malvyle the forsaid Schire Jone ande 
Davy his sone has sett to thair seillis, the day, yere and place beforwryttyne. 

181. Bond of Manrent by John Melville, heir-apparent of Raith, to 
Sir John Wemyss of that Ilk. 16th August 1487. 

Be it kend till all men be thir presentis lettrez, me, Johnne Mailuill, sonne and 
ayr apperand till Williame Mailuill of the Raith, to becum man, and be thir my 
presentis lettrez, in the faith of my body, lelely and trewly becumis man, in 
manrent and seruice, in pece and in were, of howshald and retinew, till a rycht 
honorabill and a rycht worschipfull man, Schir Johnne of Wemys of that Ilk, 
knycht, my derast master, for all the dais of my lyff : and I sail gyf my said master 
the best counsale I can, quhen I am chargit, and his counsale concele schawin to me ; 
and I sail nouthir here, se, nor wit his skaith, harme, nor dishonour in his persoune 
or gudis, than I sail warne him thairof and let it at all my powar : and I sail tak 
afald part with him in all actionis, causis, and querellis pertening till him or may 
pertene, movit or to be movit, at all my power aganis quhatsumeuer partiis, myn 
allegiance till our souerane lord the king, and to my foresestouris, alanerly 
owtane : and thir my lettrez of manrent and seruice till endure for all the days 
of my life : and gif it happynis me to lefe eftir the deces of my said fader, I 
bind and oblis me, in the faith of my body, to be bundin in sic lyke band of 
kyndnes, help, supple, manrent, and defens, till the said Schir Johnne of Wemis, 
knycht, my master, for all the dais of my lyff, in all actionis, causis, and querellis 
pertening till him, as my said fader is bundin to the said Schir Johnne, the day 
of the making of thir lettrez, and in all punctis and articlis contenit in the said 
band maid betuix tham, all fraud and gyle and friuolus exceptioun excludit 
and awaput : And to the fulfilling of all thir bandis forsaidis, lelely and treuly, 
but reuocatioun, the haly ewangelis twichit, I haff giffin my bodely aith : and 
for the mayr sykkirnes, I haff procurit, witht instance, in absence of myn awne 
sele, the seile of ane honorable man, Thomas Lindessay, ane of the bayleyeis of 
Leith, to thir my presentis lettrez to be affixit, at Leith, the xvi day of the 
moneth of August, the yere of God j m [iii]j c auchti and sevin yeris ; befor thir 
witnes, Alexander Mailuill, Patric Monepenny, and Patric Barry, public' notare, 
witht vthiris diuers. 




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247 




OF PERSONS 



A Becket, Thomas, I. 10. 

Abercrombie (Abacrumme, Abircrumby), of 

Glassaugh, Lieutenant, II. 196, 198. 

Helen. See Gowan. 

Sir Ralph, I. 347. 

Robert, III. 142. 

Thomas of, III. 25. 

Aberdeen, George, first Earl of, II. 249 ; III. 

239. 

Matthew Scot, bishop of, I. 10. 

Randolf de Lamblay, bishop of, I. 13. 

■ Gilbert Greenlaw, bishop of, III. 1 6. 

William Gordon, bishop of, I. 89 n. 

Abernethy (Abernithin), Andrew, III. 176. 

George, of Balglaly Wester, I. 29 n. 

George, III. 151. 

Henry of, III. 6. 

John of, III. 47. 

Sir Laurence, I. xlvii. 

Hugh, his son, I. xlvii. 

of Saltoun, family of, I. xlvii. 

Aberuchill, Lord. See Sir Colin Campbell. 
Abirkerdore, David of, III. 28. 

Christian of Glen, his wife, III. 28. See 

also Ogilvie. 
Abraham, Betty, II. 295. 
Achteraw, laird of. See M'Donald of Augh- 

tera. 
VOL. III. 



Adair, Mr., I. 207. 
Adam, Mr., II. 273. 

Sir Charles, of Blairadam, I. xxvi. 

Right Hon. William, II. 316. 

Adamson, James, I. 75. 

of Craigcrook, William, I. 124. 

Katherine, his daughter. See Sir Robert 

Melville of Murdoehcairnie. 

Walter (15S6), I. 132; III. 127, 136. 

Jean, his daughter, I. 132. 

Walter (1642), III. 171, 172. 

Adnam, Thomas, in Letham, III. 148. 
Agnew, of Lochnaw, Sir Andrew, 1690, III. 212. 
Andrew, commissioner to parliament, 1640, 

III. 166. 
Ainslie, Adam, commissioner for Jedburgh to 

parliament, 1690, IH. 213. 
Aird, Mr. John, I. xliii n. 
Airth (Arth, Erthe), Andrew, III. 41. 

David, sheriff-depute of Fife, III. 109. 

George, burgess of Cupar, I. 40, 176 ; III. 

57-59. 
Janet Clepane, his wife, I. 40, 176 ; III. 

57-59. 

George, their son, I. 176. 

Aitken (Aitkin), Alexander, III. 127. 

John, II. 226. 

Akerman, J. Y., I. xxviii. 

2 K 



248 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Albany, Robert, Duke of, I. 26 ; III. 16, 18. 
Robert Stewart, of Fife, bis grandson, III. 
18. 

John, Duke of (1520), I. 40, 41; III. 61, 

62. 

Albemarle, George Monck, Duke of, II. 27. 
See also Monck. 

William Anne, second Earl of, I. 327, 329. 

Alderson, Mrs., II. 329. 

Aldwin, I. 12. 

Walter, his son, I. 12. 

Adam, son of Walter, I. 12. 

Cristiana Melville, his wife, I. 12, 13, 25. 

Alexander the Second, King of Scotland, I. liii, 
lv, 7, 8, 14. 

the Sixth, Pope, I. 33. 

John, III. 148. 

Margaret, III. 148. 

Sir William, I. 129. 

Alicia, a widow, III. 6. 

Alison, Mr., II. 275. 

his wife, II. 275. 

Allan (Allen), David, painter, I. 346. 

Sir William, painter, II. 315, 325. 

Mr., II. 269, 270. 

Allardyce (Allirdes), John, III. 61. 

Almond, Lord. See Callendar. 

Alonne, Monsieur d', secretary to Queen Mary 
(1690), I. 217, 225. 

Alyth (Alithe), Walter of, III. 7. 
Thomas, his son, III. 7. 

Anderson, Bessie, III. 123. 

David, commissioner for Cupar to parlia- 
ment, 1640, III. 167. 

James, shipmaster in Anstruther, I. 341 n. 

James, author of " Diplomata," I. xxii. 

John, commissioner for Inverurie to parlia- 
ment, 1690, III. 213. 

Matthew, in Kirkcaldy, III. 145. 

Robert, III. 138. 

Mr., II. 330. 

Bruce, his wife, II. 330. 



Anderson, William, in Wester Gellat, III. 98. 
Andrewes, Matthew, II. 159. 
Anglesey (Anglesea), Richard, sixth Earl of, 
II. 273. 
Julia Donovan, his countess, II. 273, 274. 
Arthur, his son, afterwards Earl of Mount 

Norris, II. 273, 274. 
Lucy Lyttelton, his wife, II. 273. 
Angus, Archibald, fifth Earl of, I. liv. 

Archibald, sixth Earl of, I. 41, 42, 50, 

56 n. ; III. 67, 68. 

George, his brother. See Douglas. 

— Archibald, eighth Earl of, I. Ill, 151, 152, 

154. 
William, ninth Earl of, I. 180. 

William, tenth Earl of, I. 116-119. 

Archibald, Earl of, son of first Marquis of 

Douglas, II. 99 ; III. 166. 

James, Earl of, son of James, second Mar- 
quis of Douglas, I. 227, 230 ; II. 38, 115, 
116, 120, 121 ; III. 227. 

Earls of, I. liv, 7. 

John, III. 127. 

Annandale, William, third Earl and first Mar- 
quis of, I. 211, 212, 214, 217-220, 239, 272, 
286, 306 ; II. 40, 154, 173, 174, 184, 194, 
195, 197, 198 ; III. 212, 226. 

Anne, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, I. 
239, 245, 276-287, 2S9, 292-295, 297, 298 ; 
II. 56, 57, 59-69, 138, 1S1-185, 1S7-193, 
195-203, 205, 206, 210-219, 221, 223-229, 
250, 252, 255, 256 ; III. 233, 234, 237, 238, 
242. 
William, Duke of Gloucester, her son, 

II. 138. 

Anstruther (Enstruther) of that ilk, John (1584), 

I. 107", 
Sir William, Lord, I. 212 n. ; II. 170 ; 

III. 238. 

or of Elie, Sir John (1756), I. 340, 341. 

Janet Fall, his wife, I. 340. 
Sir Philip, I. 341 n. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



249 



Anstruther, David, I. 341 n. 

J., I. 322. 

Mrs. and Miss, II. 324. 

Antrim, Randal, Earl, afterwards Marquis of, 

I. 411 j II. 22, 95. 
Arbroath, Reginald, first abbot of, 1. 10. 
Arbuthnott, Principal Alexander, D.D., I. livm. 

. Hugh, c. 1420, I. liv. 

Robert, third Viscount of, III. 212. 

Argyll ( Argile), Colin, first Earl of, I. 29, 30. 

Colin, third Earl of, I. 41. 

Archibald, fourth Earl of, I. 57, 65, 69 ; 

III. S7-S9, 102-107. 

Archibald, fifth Earl of, I. xxxii, 87, 89, 

99 ; III. 102, 105, 110-112. 
Jean Stewart, his countess, I. xxxiv. 

Colin, sixth Earl of, I. 101, 102. 

Archibald, seventh Earl of, I. 120. 

■ Archibald, Marquis of, I. xxxviii, 193, 404, 

419, 421, 423; II. 90 ; III. 164, 166. 

Archibald, ninth Earl of, I. 199, 200, 

202 ; II. 101 ; III. 184-187, 229. 

Archibald, tenth Earl and first Duke of, I. 

204, 205, 210, 237, 257; II. 38, 55, 61, 
10S, 115, 144, 155, 159, 175; III. 208, 
212-215, 217. 

John, second Duke of, I. xxi, 277-279, 281, 

317-319 ; II. 61, 67, 184, 189, 190. 
his uncle. See Campbell, John, of Mamore. 

sheriff of, 11.116, 167. 

Armstrongs, The, I. 50. 

Arniston, Lord. See Robert Dundas of Arniston. 

Arnot (Arnote), Mr. Andrew, III. 61. 

Sir David (of Arnot), III. 212. 

J., III. 152. 

John, III. 162. 

Robert, III. 50. 

Lieutenant-Colonel, I. 269, 270. 

Arran, James, first Earl of, I. 41. 
James, second Earl of, governor of Scot- 
land, I. 56-58, 61-63, 66, 67, 72-78, 81 ; 
II. 2,3; III. 86, 90, 91, 93, 98. 



Arran, James, Earl of, his eldest son, I. 83. 

James Stewart of Oehiltrie, Earl of, I. 

xxxv n., 104, 106-111, 148-155. 
Elizabeth Stewart, his wife, I. 109, 148. 

Earl of (1690). See Hamilton, fourth Duke. 

Arret, Lieutenant, II. 172. 

Arthur (Arthour), Bess, III. 156. 

John, commissary of Edinburgh, III. 140, 

146, 151. 

Margaret, II. 244. 

Arundel, Henry Frederick, Earl of (1640) (mis- 
named Armidail in text), I. 398. 

Ashley, Mr. , II. 80. 

Athole, John Stewart, fourth Earl of, I. 101, 
102. 

John Stewart, fifth Earl of, I. 110, 155. 

John Murray, first Earl of, I. 399 ; II. 88-90. 

John Murray, second Earl and first Mar- 
quis of, II. 9S, 104, 113, 143, 234 ; Hi. 
192, 193. 

John, second Marquis and first Duke of, 1. 

298, 301 ; II. 188, 220, 223, 224, 226, 227, 
III. 235, 240, 241. 

John, second Duke of, I. 317. 

Auchinleck (Auchlek) of that ilk, Sir James, 
III. 27, 28, 30, 31, 34, 39. 

Sir John, I. liv. 

Elizabeth Melville, his wife, I. liv. 

James, his brother, I. liv. 

Giles Melville, his wife, I. liv. 

Elizabeth, grandchild of Sir John. See 

Douglas of Braidwood. 

of Balmanno, George, I. 1S2 ; HI. 132. 

George, his son, I. 23, 182, 184 ; III. 132. 

Isobel Melville, his wife, I. 182, 184 ; III. 
132. 

Robert, servitor to Sir Robert Melville 

III. 132, 136. 

HI. 73. 

Auchmowtie, Alexander, III. 145. 

Auchterhouse, Laird of (1708), II. 225 ; III. 243. 

Augh., Mrs. Cecil, II. 241. 



250 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Austen, Robert, II. 159. 

Austin, Maude and Austin, bankers, II. 306. 

Austria, Archduke Charles of, I. 136. 

Maximilian, Emperor of, I. 136. 

Maximilian, Archduke of (1775), I. 356. 

Francis I., Emperor of, II. 313. 

Avenel (Auenel), Gervase, III. 5. 
Axeleley, Count. See Oxenstierna. 
Ayr, John, I. 26. 

Margaret, his daughter. See Walter Mel- 
ville, under Melvilles of Raith. 
Aytoun (Aitoun), John, III. 53, 62, 171. 

Babot, Monsieur, II. 279. 

Baillie, of Jerviswood, Robert, III. 208. 
Johnstone, his wife, III. 208. 

■ of Lamington, Sir William (1639), III. 

164, 166. 

■ William (1690), III. 212. 

of Lochend, Sir Gideon (1639), III. 164. 

Dr. Robert, I. 392-395, 398, 404, 412-414, 

421. 

William, of Letham, I. 398. 

W. (1640), III. 166. 

Mr., Knockbreak, I. 365. 

Baird, Andrew, cornet, II. 153. 

James, advocate, III. 173. 

Sir John, Lord Newbyth, II. 170. 

Baker, H. (Londonderry), II. 105, 106. 

Balcanquhal (Bacanquell, Balcanquell), Alex- 
ander, in Kirkcaldy, I. 46 ; III. 71, 74. 

George, III. 66. 

. Isabel, III. 122. 

Balcarras (Belcarres), Colin, third Earl of, I. 
284 ; II. 31, 104, 105, 138 ; III. 238. 

Alexander, fourth Earl of, I. 284. 

James, fifth Earl of, I. 284, 335 ; II. 263.. 

i'.alcaskie (Balkaskie), Helen, III. 148. 

Balfour, of Balbirnie, Mr., I. 378. 

of Balgonie, Charles, I. liii. 

and Newton Don, Charles Barrington, 

I. liii. 



Balfour of Bello, David, III. 113. 

of Burleigh, Dame Margaret, I. 114 ; III. 

133. 
Michael, herson(1591), I. 114, 115??.; 

III. 133. 

Robert, his brother, I. 115 n. 

Robert, second Lord, I. 193. 

Robert, fourth Lord, I. 244 ; III. 208. 

Lady Margaret Melville, his wife, I. 244, 

308. 

Robert, Master of Burleigh, their son, I. 

304. 

Mary, their daughter. See Alexander 

Bruce of Kennet. 
Alexander-Hugh Bruce, Lord, I. xxiv 

n., 244. 

of Burlie, John, II. 327. 

of Caraldstone, III. 39. 

of Fernie, John, Lieutenant-Colonel, I. 

250; III. 237, 240. 

of Grange, David, III. 181. 

Michael, I. 132, 188. 

Jean Melville, his wife, I. 187, 188 ; III. 

153, 154. 

Robert, his brother, I. 132. 

of Kinnaird, Sir James, annalist, I. 425, 

427, 428. 
of Mountquhany, I. 61 »., 69 ; III. 8S, S9, 

103. 

■ Andrew of (1563), III. 109. 

■ Andrew, fiar (1592), III. 136 n. 

Lady Monquhanny, III. 122, 123. 

of Petcullo, Andrew, III. 109. 

Patrick, III. 133, 135, 136. 

of Pittendriech, Sir James, I. xlviii, 89, 

100, 107, 115, 116, 143 ; III. 134. 

of Whittinghame, James, I. liii. 

James, commendator of Charterhouse, his 

son, I. 115, 116; III. 133-136. 

George, III. 61. 

Henry, notary, I. 57 n., 5S n. 

James of, III. 49 n. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



251 



Balfour, John de, III. 23. 
— John, III. 156, 157. 

Michael, III. S6. 

Robert, II. 233. 

Colonel, II. 128, 129, 141. 

Balgarvy, Laird of. See Melville. 

Balgonie, Lords. See Leven and also Melville. 

Laird of. See James Lundie. 

Ball, William Shirley, of Abbeylara, I. 3S5. 
Georgina, his daughter. See Melville, 

Hon. Norman Leslie. 
Ballantyne, John, justice-clerk. See Bellenden. 

carver and gilder, II. 323. 

Ballingall (Baingaw), of that ilk, William, III. 

113. 

John, III. 148, 155. 

Ballon, Andrew, prior of Inchmahome, III. 95. 
Balmerino (Balmirrinow), John, second Lord, 

I. 131 ; II. 233 ; III. 164, 166. 

John, fourth Lord, III. 239. 

Balnagowan, Laird of. See Ross of. 
Balnaves, Henry, of Hallhill, I. 52, 54, 58, 61, 

76, 135, 147 ; III. 78, 81-84, 95-97, 117-120. 
Catharine Scheues, his wife, I. 147 n. ; III. 

SI -84. 
Banff, Jean Nisbet, Lady, I. 350. 
William, eighth Lord, her son, I. 361 ; II. 

289. 
Bannatyne, of Karnes, Hector, III. 166. 
James, commissary of Edinburgh, III. 

151. 
Banner (Baneir), Felt-Marschal, I. 403 ; II. 20, 

81, 86, 87. 
Barboure, Robert, III. 26. 
Barbreck, laird of, III. 214. 
Barbyrac, Professor at Groningen, I. 33S. 
Barclay (Barklay, Berclay, Berclai, Berkelai), 

of Collairnie (Colerny), David, III. 39. 

laird, (1621), III. 155. 

of Mathers, , I. liv, lv. 

of Touch, David (1491), III. 49 »., 51, 

53. 



Barclay of Touch, William (1534), I. 49 n., 
51 )?,, 178, 181 ; III. 70, 109, 113. 

William (15S6), III. 127, 128. 

John (15S6), I. 181 ».; II. 9, 10 ; III. 

128, 150. 

Rev. David, his son, I. 1S1 n,, 184; 

III. 128, 144, 156, 171. 
Alison Melville, his wife, I. 23, 180, 184 ; 
III. 130. 

Elizabeth, his daughter, III. 171, 172. 

Agnes, her sister, III. 172. 

David, III. 18. 

Sir George, brigadier, III. 217. 

John, III. 61. 

Robert de, III. 3. 

Robert, commissioner for Irvine to con- 
vention (1639), III. 164, 167. 

Thomas, III. 60. 

Walter de, chamberlain of Scotland, III. 

2, 3. 

William, III. 18. 

Mr., II. 268. 

Mr. , of Conduit Street, London, II. 326. 

Bargany (Bargeny), John Hamilton, second 

Lord, II. 3S, 117; III. 212. 

Barnardiston, Samuel, II. 159. 

Barret, Simon, an Irish soldier, II. 27. 

Barrington, William Wildman, second Viscount 
of, II. 268. 

Daines, justice of Chester, his brother, II. 

268. 

Barroun of Spittalfield, Patrick, I. 6S, 71, 74; 
III. 87, 90, 103-107. 

Barrows and Young, booksellers, I. 133 n. 

Barry, William, messenger, III. 9S. 

Patrick, notary, III. 246. 

Bart, Du, III. 231. 

Bartas, Sieur du, I. 169. 

Barte, or Barthelhomae, De la, Lieutenant- 
Colonel, III. 1S9, 190. 

Bartholomewson (Bartholomei), James, a priest, 
HI. 29. 



252 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Barton, Sir Robert, of Over Barntoun, treasurer 

of Scotland (1529), III. 67, 68. 
Bass, governor of the, II. 113. 
bis brothers, II. 113. 

laird of. See Lauder. 

Bath, Thomas, second Viscount of, I. 329 re. , 332. 

Lady Louisa Carteret, his wife, I. 329 n. 
Batt, Monsieur la, a Jesuit, I. 290 ; II. 6S. 
Bavaria, Louis-Charles, Prince, afterwards king 

of, II. 331. 

William the Second, Duke of, II. 173. 

Baxter, Laurence, III. 161. 

Beaton of Capildra, Archibald, I. 51, 177 ; III. 

S4-S6, 114. 

John, I. 177 ; III. 114, 115. 

of Criech, John, III. 69, 70. 

Andrew, parson of Esse, III. 86. 

David, Cardinal. See St. Andrews. 

James, Archbishop. See St. Andrews. 

■ Mary, II. 321. 

Robert, captain of the palace of Falkland, 

Master of the Household to Queen Mary, 

I. xxxiv. 
Beattie, Robert, commissioner for Montrose to 

parliament, 1640, III. 167. 
Beaufort, Elizabeth Boscawen, Duchess of, II. 

314, 315. 
Bedford, Francis, second Earl of, I. 84, SS, 

140 n. 
Belcher, Mr., governor of New Jersey, II. 

262. 
Belhaven, John Hamilton, second Lord, II. 160, 

164, 165, 214-218, 221, 222; III. 208, 

237, 239, 243. 
Margaret Hamilton, his wife, II. 218. 
his son, II. 216, 217. 

John, fourth Lord, I. 321, 322. 

Bell, Patrick, commissioner to parliament for 

Glasgow, 1640, III. 167. 

Thomas, III. 51. 

a Jacobite, II. 150 ; III. 234. 

Bellasis, Sir Henry, major-general, I. 268. 



Bellenden, of Auchnoul, Sir John, justice- 
clerk, III. 88, 90, 97, 100. 

Sir Lewis, I. 108, 113 n., 125. 

Belsches, Alexander, advocate, I. 353 ; II. 
264-276. 

A., commissioner to parliament, 164(1, 

III. 167. 

Bennet, Andrew, minister at Monimail, III. 
148, 149, 156. 

Mary, his daughter, III. 14S, 156. 

Sir William, younger, of Grubit, II. 121. 

Bentinck, General .Sir Henry, I. 379. 

William. See Earl of Portland. 

Bentley, Mr., II. 293. 

Bere, Sydney, I. 406. 

Beresford, General, I. 3S3. 

Berkeley, Charles, second Earl of, III. 242. 

Bernsdorf, Baron, I. 303. 

Berridge, Rev. John, I. 362 n. ; II. 293, 294. 

Berry, Misses, II. 331. 

Berwick (Berwyck), James Fitz-James, Duke 
of, I. 291 ; II. 35-37, 149, 156, 159, 163 ; 
III. 207. 

Bethune, Mrs., II. 289. 

Beveridge (Bauerage), Henry, III. 150. 

Colonel, I. 265. 

Bewicke, Henry, II. 301. 

Mrs., II. 293, 296. 

Beza, Theodore, I. xxi?t. 

Biggar, Baldwin of. See Fleming. 

Binning, (Benyng) Michael of, vicar of, III. 27. 

Thomas Lord. See second Earl of Had- 
dington. • 

Birrel, James, III. 122, 128. 

Bisbie, Garret, III. 156, 157. 

Bishop, Thomas, I. S6 n. , 140. 

Bisset, James, messenger, III. 62, 63. 

John, tailor, III. 131. 

Black, John, III. 156. 

Robert, III. 181. 

Blackadder (Blacater), Cuthbert of Blairhall, 
III. 98. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



253 



Blackadder, John, tailor, III. 131. 

Patrick in Myllhyllis, III. 98. 

Blackwood, William, III. 63. 

Laird of. See Laurie. 

Blair (Blaire, Blar) of that ilk, J., III. 164. 

Sir Adam, II. 134. 

Bryce, commissioner for Annan to the 

parliament, 1690, III. 212. 

David de, III. 7. 

Mr. David, II. 52. 

Rev. Hugh, I. 319. 

Walter, III. 53. 

Blantyre, Walter Stewart, prior of, and first 

Lord, I. 121 ; III. 140-142. 

Walter, third Lord, III. 160. 

Alexander, fifth Lord, II. 38. 

Robert Walter, eleventh Lord, II. 331. 

Blathwayt, William, I. 264, 265 ; II. 31. 
Blucher, Field-Marshal, II. 313. 
Bogie (Boogie), Laird of. See Wemyss. 
Bohemia, Frederick (Count Palatine), king of, 

I. 390 ; II. 82. 

Elizabeth Stewart, Queen of, his wife, I. 

' 408. 
Bonaparte, Joseph, King of Spain, I. 3S3. 

Napoleon, Emperor of France, II. 305. 

Bonar, of Lumquhat, III. 156. 

of Rossie, James, I. 23, 30. 

Margaret Melville, said to be his wife, 1. 35. 
Janet, his daughter. See John Melville, 

younger of Raith. 

John, younger, I. 30, 35 ; III. 57. 

William (1489), I. 37. 

Christian Balfour, his wife, I. 37. 

William (1527), III. 64. 

William (1566), I. 73, 178; III. 113, 

115. 
Rev. Archibald, minister of Newburn, I. 

344. 

Christian, III. 123. 

David, III. 51. 

J, II. 271. 



David, tenant in 

S8, 

s of 
I. 2S ; III. 22, 23, 40, 

his wife, I. 28 ; III. 



Bonar, John, III. 69. 

Maggie, III. 123. 

Thomas, III. 172. 

Colonel, II. 331. 

II. 284. 

Bonthron (Bontaneroun), 

Letham, III. 79, 80. 
Borlum. See Mackintosh. 
Borthwick, John, Lord (1548), III. 87. 
Captain Sir John, I. 54, 55, 69 ; III. 

89, 103. 
Boscho, ^'illiam de, III. 5. 
Boswell (Boswyll) of Balgregie, afterward 

Balmuto, David, 

45, 46. 
Elizabeth Melville 

23. 
of Balmuto (or Glasmont), David, their 

son, I. 28 ; III. 51. 

(1626), Sir John, I. 434. 

of Glasmonth, David (1522), I. 42 ; III. 

62. 

of Baglelie, John, III. 145. 

of Bowhill, John, I. 29 n. 

of Cragside, George, III. 51. 

of Easter Abden, John, III. 176. 

Andrew, III. 51. 

David, III. 53. 

George, III. 156. 

Katharine, his daughter, III. 156. 

Helen, III. 119. 

James, III. 136. 

James, notary, III. 154, 155. 

John, commissioner for Kirkcaldy to par- 
liament, 1690, III. 213. 

John, burgess of Kinghorn, I. 176. 

Margaret Irving, his wife, I. 176. 

John, their son, I. 176. 

John of, Squire, III. 17. 

Thomas, in Fynmouth, III. 53. 

Thomas, in Pitlochquhy, III. 53. 

Thomas, in Stentoun, III. 53. 



254 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Bothmar, Count, I. 302, 303, 309, 310 ; II. 

253-255. 
Bothwell, Patrick Hepburn, first Earl of, I. 30. 
James Hepburn, Earl of, I. xxii, xxiv, 86- 

91, 139-141 ; III. 100. 
Francis Stewart, Earl of, I. 110, 111, 114- 

120, 126, 127, 156-159, 165, 179 ; II. 75, 

76. 
Francis, his son. See Stewart. 

Henry, III. 53. 

John, comnrendator of Holyrood, I. 177 n. 

Francis his brother, I. 177 m. 

Boufflers, Marshal, II. 173. 

Bouillon, Godfrey de, Duke of Lorraine, I. 2. 

Bowes, Robert, English resident in Scotland, I. 

102-106, 114, 117, 118, 121. 
Thomas Lyon, afterwards eleventh Earl of 

Strathmore, II. 324. 
Lady Campbell, widow of Sir Alexander 

Campbell of Ardkinglas, his wife, II. 324. 
George, styled "Thomas," his son, II. 

324. 
Bowles, "W., deputy King's remembrancer, II. 

70. 
Boyd, Robert, of Kilmarnock, I. 20. 
Robert, fourth Lord, I. xxxii, 89 n. ; III. 

101-112. 

Robert, seventh Lord, III. 164, 166. 

of Pinkhill, Thomas, I. 194. 

Anna Melville, his wife, I. 193, 194. 
Boyle, Hon. Henry, chancellor of the exchequer, 

III. 236, 237. 
Boys, Alexander, burgess of Kirkcaldy, III. 

49 n. 

David, burgess of Dysart, III. 23. 

Edward, commander of the ketch ' ' King's 

Fisher," III. 1S9, 190. 
Brackmonth, Laird of, I. 176. See Ramsay. 
Braid (Brad), John, tenant in Bowhous, III. US. 

John, in Easter Pitscottie, III. 57. 

John, servant to Dame Margaret Ker, III. 

138. 



Brainer, Lieut. -Col. James, I. 388, 439 n. 

Margaret Leslie, his wife, I. 3S8, 439 n. 

See also Law of Brunton. 
Brandenburg (Brandeburg), George-William, 

elector of, II. 81. 
Frederick William, his son, elector of, I. 

248 ; II. 55, 56, 253, 255, 257. 
Frederick, his son, electoral prince of. 

See Prussia, king of. 
Brandie, Lieutenant, II. 153. 
Breadalbane, John, first Earl of, I. 210, 221, 

234, 272 ; II. 43, 54, 108, 113, 148, 149, 

215, 219, 223, 224; III. 192, 218, 223, 

240. 

John, third Earl of, II. 278. 

Brechin, John de Carnotto, bishop of, III. 29. 

Alexander Campbell, bishop of, I. S9 n. 

John Williamson, official of, III. 29. 

Bremen (Breme), archbishop of, II. 15, 16, 77, 

79, SO. 
Bretons, Les Bas, II. 279. 
Brice, David, chaplain, III. 27. 
Bridport, Lord (1799), I. 366. 
Brodie, of that ilk, James, III. 213. 

Brogden, , scholar at Eton, I. 371. 

Broomhall, Sir Alexander Bruce of. See Kin- 
cardine. 
Brown (Broun), of Bishoptoune, III. 240. 

of Fordel, John, III. 109. 

Sir John, I. 195, 405, 406; II. 232, 

234. 

laird, III. 172. 

Catharine, his daughter, III. 172. 

of Kowstoun, William, III. 57. 

in Shawsmill, I. 81. 

Catherine Melville, his wife, I. 81 ; III. 

90, 91, 98, 99. 
John, in Shawsmill, their son, I. 81 ; III. 

98, 99. 

A., notary, III. 128. 

Andrew, III. 156. 

George, burgess of Dundee, III. 32. 



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255 



Brown, George, litster, of Kirkcaldy, I. 177. 
Grisell Rouch, his wife, I. 177. 

George and William, their sons, I. 177. 

Hugh, commissioner from Inverary to 

parliament, 1690, III. 212. 

James, minister at Konigsberg, I. 248. 

John (1502), III. 53, 95. 

John (1642), III. 172. 

John, alias of Captain John Ogilvie. 

Thomas, in mill of Monimail, III. 78. 

David, his son, III. 78. 

Sir Valentine, I. 92. 

William, III. 133, 136. 

William, butcher, III. 138. 

Captain, I. 257 ; II. 153. 

Mr., of New Greyfriars, II. 266. 

Miss, II. 324, 328. 

Browning, Mr., III. 194. 

Bruce (Bruse) of Airth, Robert, I. 176. 

Robert, his brother, I. 176. 

of Kennet, General Alexander, I. 244. 

Mary Balfour, his wife, I. 244. 
— - of Kinross, Sir William, I. 272 ; III. 237, 

239. 
Sir Alexander, mnster-master-general of 

Scotland, II. 159. 
Edward, commissary of Edinburgh, III. 

140. 
Helen, wife of the laird of Brackmontb. 

See Ramsay. 

James, III. 66, 67. 

John, in Luscar, III. 98. 

Patrick, III. 44, 45. 

Mr. Robert, I. 118, 119. 

Thomas, commissioner for Stirling to the 

convention, 1639, III. 164, 167. 

Colonel, II. 201, 229. 

Brunsenius, Monsieur, I. 248. 

Brunswick, George Lewis, Elector of. See 

King George the First. 
Brunton, Peter of, constable of Perth, III. 7. 

Lady . See Law. 

VOL III. 



Buccleuch, Francis, Earl of, I. 438 ; III. 180. 

Lady Margaret Leslie, his wife, I. 43S. 

Mary, Countess of, I. 438. 

Henry, third Duke of, I. 344 ; II. 265, 268. 

Lady Elizabeth Montagu, his Duchess, 

II. 268. 

George, Earl of Dalkeith, his son, II. 265. 

Buccleuch and Monmouth, James, Duke of, I. 

xxi, 197, 202, 440-442; II. 26, 27, 29, 

101,235, 236; III. 179, 180, 182, 183, 229. 

Anna, Duchess of, his wife, I. xxix, 197, 

201, 239, 264, 269 n., 273, 281, 306, 438, 
440 ; II. 26, 28, 130, 235, 244 ; III. 179, 
ISO, 229. 
Buchan, John Stewart, Lord of, III. 18. 

Robert Douglas, Earl of, I. 144. 

Christian Stewart, his Countess, I. 144 n. 

David Steuart Erskine, Earl of, I. xxi ; II. 

316, 317. 
Margaret Fraser, his Countess, II. 316. 

(John, of Cairnbulg ?), Lieutenant-Colonel, 

II. 150, 158. 

Thomas, Major-General (Jacobite), II. 151, 

152, 159, 179 ; III. 217-219, 240, 243. 

Captain James, his nephew, II. 152, 153. 

Buchanan (Bucquenen), George, the historian, 
I. xxxvii, 56 n., 5Sn., 60, 63, 89; III. 110. 

Rev. George Craig, D. D., minister of 

Kinross, I. xxvi. 

Mr. Thomas, III. 145. 

Buist, William, burgess of Kirkcaldy, I. 178. 
Margaret Williamson, his wife, I. 178. 

Bessie, their daughter, I. 178. 

Bull, Mr., II. 297. 
Bunnatis, D. , III. 32. 
Burgh, Lord, I. 116. 

Burghley, Sir William Cecil, Lord, I. 68, 84, 
S6-88, 90-100, 114, 117, 119, 121, 140 n. 

Balfour of. See Balfour. 

Robert, master of. See Balfour. 

Burn (Burne), Richard, III. 53. 

William, in Easter Gellat, III. 98. 

2 L 



256 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Burnet, Gilbert. See Salisbury, Bishop of. 

Burnett, of Carlops, Alexander, I. 194. 

— — Anne, his daughter. See James Melville 
of Cassingray, son of John, third Lord 
Melville. 

of Leys, Sir Thomas, III. 208. 

Burntisland, James, Lord, I. 258, 262. 

Margaret, Countess of Wemyss, his wife. 
See Wemyss. 

Robert, Lord. See Melville. 

bailies of, I. 162. 

Burr, Aaron, professor in College of New Jer- 
sey, I. 330, 331 ; II. 262, 263. 

Bute herald, III. 95, 98. 

Butler, Thomas, of Rumgally, III. 59. 

Butterworth, Mr., I. 376. 

Buttir, Finlay, III. 25. 

Buttirgask, Richard, III. 25. 

Byng, Sir George, I. 287, 288 ; II. 217, 246 ; 
III. 240. 

Byris, John, III. 54. 

Cade, Matthew, III. 55. 

Cairnes (Cayrnis), David (Londonderry), II. 

139; III. 194-196. 
his brother, III. 194. 

William, III. 66. 

Laird of, III. 156. 

Caithness, George, fourth Earl of, I. 89 n. 

John, bishop of, I. 11 re. 

Margaret, II. 244. 

Calderwood, David, the historian, I. 55, 56 n., 
58 n., 60, 63, 101, 104, 105, 110, 117, 120, 
157, 166. 

Caledon, Du Pre, second Earl of, I. 372. 

Catherine Freman, his Countess, I. 372. 

Callcott, Sir Augustus Wall, painter, II. 327. 

Callendar (Calentar, Callender), James Living- 
stone, first Earl of, I. xlvi, 21 ; II. 408, 
409, 415, 417, 421, 423, 439. 

Alexander, second Earl of, I. 247. 

Alexander, third Earl of, I. 250, 251. 



Callendar, Malcolm, Thane of, III. 5. 

■ Mr., II. 267. 

Calpe, Patrick, burgess of Easter Kinghorn, I. 

176. 

Janet, his daughter, I. 176. 

Cambuskenneth, Gilbert, or Fergus, abbot of, 

(1311), III. 8. 

Gilbert, abbot of (1368), III. 13. 

— — Henry, abbot of, I. 32. 
Camden, Charles Pratt, Lord, II., 273, 274. 
Camera, Herbert de, III. 5. 
Adam, his son, III. 5. 
Camerarius, L., II. 78, 80. 
Cameron (Cambrun), of Lochiel, Sir Ewen, I. 

210; II. 113, 155, 166 ; III. 233, 239. 

John, his son, III. 239, 243. 

Donald, grandson of Sir Ewen, II. 230. 

Sir John de, III. 6, 7. 

the Clan, I. 324 ; II. 230. 

Cameronian Regiment, I. 227, 230; II. 115, 

116, 120, 121 ; III. 227. 
Campbell (Cambell), Sir Colin, Lord Aberuchill, 

II. 132, 155, 170. 

of Ardkinglas, Lady, II. 314. 

Sir Colin, III. 215. 

of Auchinbreck, Sir Duncan, IH. 214, 215. 

of Carrick, John, commissioner to parlia- 
ment for Argyllshire, 1690, III. 212. 

of Cessnock, Sir Hugh (1640), III. 

166. 

Sir George, justice-clerk, II. 112, 

160, 161, III. 209. 
Sir Alexander, Lord Cessnock, III. 

238. 

of Finnab, Robert, colonel, II. 213, 215 

III. 240-242. 

of Glendarule (1708), III. 240, 243. 

of Lawers, Sir Mungo, II. 94. 

of Lochinnel, Alexander, III. 214, 215. 

of Mamore, John, I. 278, 279. 

of Succoth (or of Garscube), Sir Archibald, 

second Baronet, I. 373. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



257 



Campbell, Elizabeth Anne, his daughter. See 
Melville, David, seventh Earl of. 

— of Straquhur, Archibald, III. 214. 
Charles, II. 141. 

Colin, General, II. 306. 

Ewen, brewer, III. 40. 

Sir Duncan, commissioner for Argyll to 

parliament, 1640, III. 166. 

Harriet. See Tullamore. 

Mr. J., commissioner to parliament, 1610, 

III. 166. 

Patrick, III. 240. 

Mrs., II. 259. 

, marble-cutter to Sir Charles Eastlake, 

II. 330. 

Cannon (Canan, Canon), Alexander, brigadier- 
general, II. 27, 31, 33-36, 118-121, 124, 
150-152, 167 ; III. 207, 208, 219. 

Canterbury, John Tillotson, archbishop of, II. 
165, 166, 171. 
his son, II. 165. 

Caprara, General, II. 147. 

Cardan, Jerome, Italian physician, I. xlviii, 
115. 

Carden, Laird of. See Martin. 

or Garden, Laird of (1708). See Archibald 

Stirling of Garden. 

Cardonel, Mr., II. 211, 212, 218. 

Cardross, Henry, third Lord, II. 39, 106, 107, 
119-121, 160; HI. 198. 

Carew, Miss, of Anthony, II. 332. 

Miss Amabel. See Glanville. 

Carey, Mr. Robert, I. 112, 113. 

Carhampton, General Henry, Earl of, com- 
mander-in-chief in Ireland, II. 300. 

Carleton, Thomas, II. 108. 

Carlisle, Charles, first Earl of, I. 437, 439, 441, 
442. 

Carlyle, Dr. Alexander, of Inveresk, I. 333, 
337. 

Carmichael, of that ilk, John, I. 146. 

John, second Lord, I. 222 ; III. 209, 238. 



Carmichael, Lord, II. 201. 

of Balmadie, Peter, I. 59 re. 

of Mauldslie, Sir Daniel, III. 212. 

David, in Letham, III. 148. 

Carncorse, of Balmyschener, John, III. 36. 
Carnegie, of that ilk, John, I. 165. 

Katharine, his daughter, I. 165. 

James, Lord, afterwards second Earl of 

Southesk, III. 166. 

Robert, Lord, afterwards third Earl of 

Southesk, I. 197. 

Lady Mary Anne, II. 290. 

of Colluthie, David, III. 118. 

of Kinnaird, Robert, I. 75, 80 ; III. 91. 

Mr., II. 115. 

Carnoto, de. See Charteris. 

Carnwath, John, fifth Earl of, I. 257 ; II. 

242. 
Carny, Lady, II. 241. 
Carrick, John, Earl of, III. 13. See also King 

Robert the Third. 

pursuivant, III. 98. 

Carron, Lieutenant, II. 173. 
Carstairs (Carstares), Sir John, I. 196. 

John, III. 150, 156. 

Rev. William, I. 199, 207, 220, 223 re., 231, 

233-238, 241, 243, 342; II. 46, 160, 165, 

170-175, 177-1S1, 196 ; III. 219-224. 
Carswell, John, III. 156. 
Cartland (Cartlun), Laird of, II. 224. 
Cartwright, Hugh (c. 1400), I. 381. 

William, his eldest son, I. 381. 

of Aynhoe, Roland, second son, I. 381 . 

Richard, his grandson, I. 381. 

William, grandson of Richard, I. 381. 

Ursula Fairfax, his wife, I. 3S1. 

Sir Thomas, G.C.H., I. 381. 

Thomas Robert Brook Leslie Melville, his 

second son, I. xvii, xxxi, Iviii, 3S1. 
Lady Elizabeth Jane Leslie Melville, his 

wife, I. xiv, xv, xvii, xxvi n., xxxi, lviii, 

379, 3S0 ; Memoir, 381 ; III. 1. 



258 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Their children — 
Cartwright, 1. Alexander William Leslie Mel- 
ville, I. 381. 

1. Elizabeth Harriet Leslie Melville, I. 

381. 

2. Marian Leslie Melville, I. 3S1. 

3. Frances Agnes Leslie Melville, I. 381. 

4. Ursula. See Cottrell Dormer. 

Castlehill, Lord. See Sir John Lockhart. 
Cassillis, Gilbert, third Earl of, I. 65, 89 n. ; III. 

87. 

Gilbert, fourth Earl of, I. S9 n. 

John, sixth Earl of, III. 164, 166. 

John, seventh Earl of, III. 193, 208. 

Cassingray, Gilbert of, I. 194. 

Lawrence of, I. 194. 

Robert, son of Henry, I. 194. 

William, son of Robert, I. 194. 

Eda, his daughter, I. 194. 

Cast'elnau, Monsieur Mauvissiere, Sieur de, 1.67. 
Castinago, Marquis de, II. 149. 
Cathcart, Charles, Lord (1749), I. 329. 

David, Lord Alloway, II. 316. 

Cecil, Sir William. See Burghley. 

Cesnock, Laird of. See Sir George Campbell. 

Chaignon, G., de Cesarinis, III. 32. 

Challand, William, chaplain, III. 66, 67. 

Chalmer, Jonet, III. 161. 

Chalmers, James, of Gaitgirth (1640), III. 166. 

George, author of "Caledonia," I. xxi, 13 ; 

II. 303. . 

Miss Jessy, II. 266. 

Robert (" Bob "), II. 265. 

Rev. Thomas, D.D., I. xxi, 367, 368; II. 

308, 327, 333. 
Charles the First, King, I. ix, xxviii n., 129, 
130, 187, 190, 191, 360, 3S9-391, 393-397, 
399, 400, 402-409, 411, 414, 416, 418, 419, 
421, 422, 424, 436, 439 ; II. 12-14, 16-22, 
78, 83-87, 90-92, 95; III. 157-160, 162, 
165, 167-170. 
Henrietta Maria, his wife, II. 22, 95. 



Charles the Second, I. ix, xii, xlix, 195-201, 

246, 300, 387, 424, 426, 428-430, 437, 438, 

440 ; II. 23-29, 101, 170, 232, 235; III. 

177-179, 1S2-184, 229. 
Charles Edward, Prince of Wales, I. 321, 355, 

358 ; II. 70, 230. 

Louisa de Stolberg, his wife, I. 355. 
Charles, Rev. John, minister of Garvock, 

Kincardineshire, I. liii. 
Charlotte, Princess, II. 315. 
Charteris (de Carnoto, Charters), of Amisfield, 

Sir John, commissioner from Dumfries to 

parliament, 1640, III. 166. 

younger, II. 274. 

Francis, Colonel, I. 312. 

Marion. See John Macmillan. 

Patrick, III. 40. 

Lieutenant-Colonel, III. 21S. 

Sir Thomas, Chancellor of Scotland, III. 9. 

Chatelherault, James, first Duke of, I. 78, 83, 

S4, 94, 97, 135. See also Arran. 
Chatham, William Pitt, Earl of, II. 274. 

John, Earl of, I. 383. 

Cheisley, Sir John, III. 164. 
Chepman, Andrew, chaplain, III. 41. 
Chester, William Markham, bishop of, II. 274. 
Chesterfield, Philip Dormer, fourth Earl of, I. 

332. 
Chirnside, family of, I. 435. 
Chisholm (Cheshelme), John, III. 145. 

Robert, III. 24, 25. 

Christie (Crystie), Thomas, III. 171, 172. 
an officer, in the Coldstream Guards, 

I. 3S3. 
Gives, William. See Schevez. 
Clapane. See Clephane. 
Clarendon, Edward Hyde, Earl of, [I. 421, 

422. 
Clarges, Thomas, II. 159. 
Clark, Dr., II. 262. 
Cleland, Robert, commissioner for Anstruther 

Wester to parliament, 1690, III. 212. 



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259 



Cleland, William, Lieutenant-Colonel, II. 115, 

116, 119-121. 
Clement the Seventh, Pope, III. 64, 65. 
Clephane (Clapane), Captain, II. 200. 

Isobel, III. 138. 

Clerk, Alexander, III. 119. 

his wife, III. 119. 

John, in Dysart, III. 122. 

John, of Eldin, Lord Eldin, I. xxiv n. , xli n. 

Robert, in Dysart, I. 48 n., 49 n. ; III. 

70. 
Clifford, , officer on H.M.S. "Tigre," II. 

305. 
Cochrane, Archibald, Lord, afterwards ninth 

Earl of Dundonald, II. 304. 
Thomas, Lord, afterwards tenth Earl of 

Dundonald, II. 319. 

of Cleghorn (Cleggorne), William, III. 41. 

of Kilmarnock, William, III. 212. 

of Ochiltree, Sir John, I. 199, 200 ; II. 46, 

101. 

Peter (1445), III. 31. 

Cockburn (Cogborn), of Clerkington, Sir Richard 

of, III. 160. 
of Ormistoun, John, I. 66, 67, 69, 76 ; 

in. 88, 89, 103, 104. 
Adam, Lord Ormistoun, justice-clerk, II. 

196, 199, 203; HI. 213, 238. 

of Langtoun, Alexander, III. 213. 

M.,11. 58. 

Captain Niuian, I. 67-69, 134; III. 88, 

89, 103. 

Mr. Patrick, in. 95. . 

Thomas, rector of Henriland, I. 21 n. 

Cois, Willie, III. 123. 

Coilzear, John, III. 138. 

Coke, Thomas, vice-chamberlain of England, 

III. 242. 
Colleton, P., II. 159. 
Colling, Thomas, chaplain, III. 95. 
Colling wood, Cuthbert, Lord, I. 371, 372 ; II. 

304. 



Colloe, John, Captain, II. 153. 

Colquhoun (Colhowne), William, of Craigtown, 

III. 213. 
Colville, Sir Charles John, Lord, I, 161. 

Mr. John, I. 120. 

John, commendator of Culross, I. 161. 

Elizabeth Melville, his wife, I. 161, 1S3. 
Commargen, Colonel, II. 83. 
Conde, Prince de (Louis n. of Bourbon), II. 322. 
Conflans, Monsieur, II. 279. 
Coningsby, Thomas, Lord, afterwards Earl, III. 

242. 
Conway, Hon. Henry Seymour, General, II. 

273. 
Conyers, Dr., I. 361, 363 (?) ; II. 287. 

Mrs., II. 295. 

Cooper, Richard, an engraver, I. 360. 
Cope, John, General, I. 322 n. 
Corehouse, or Currokes, Jordan of, I. 8. 
Cornewall, W. , commander of the frigate 

"Swallow," III. 1S9, 190. 
Cornwallis, Lord, I. 335. 

Mr., II. 285. 

Corry, Adam, notary, III. 15. 

Cors, Thomas of, chaplain, III. 22, 34, 40, 41. 

Cosere, Henry, IH. 40. 

Cottrell-Dormer, of Rousham, Charles Walter, 

I. 3S1. 
Ursula Leslie Melville Cartwright, his 

wife, I. 381. 
Coult, Captain, II. 180. 
Coupar, James, Lord, III. 166.- 
Courcelles, French envoy to Scotland, 1. 1 12, 113. 
Coutts, Alan, of Grange, I. 177 ; III. 144. 

Alexander, III. 50. 

Cowan, Simon, chaplain, III. 94. 
Cowper, David, bailie of the regality of Dun- 
fermline, III. 53. 

William, poet, I. xxi ; II. 296, 297. 

William, Earl, III. 236, 237, 242. 

Crag, Richard of, vicar of Dundee, III. 29. 
Craig, of Riccartoun, Sir Thomas, III. 164. 



260 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Craig, Robert, I. 212; II. 121. 

Mr. Thomas, III. 126, 127. 

Craigie, laird of. See Wallace. 

of Glendoick, Robert, Lord Advocate, I. 

322. 
Craigmillar, Laird of. See Preston. 
Cranston (Cranstoun), John, second Lord, I. 

435 ; in. 166. 
William, third Lord, I. 437, 438 ; III. 172, 

179. 
Lady Mary Leslie, his wife, I. 435, 438. 

James, fourth Lord, III. 179. 

of Corsby, Sir William, III. 24, 25. 

of Thorndykes, John, I. 435. 

George, I. 321, 322. 

William, minister, III. 150. 

Crawford (Crauford), David, ninth Earl of, I. 

89 m. 

of Kilbirnie, Sir John, III. 164. 

Alexander, notary, III. 23. 

General Catlin, I. 383. 

George, author of " Peerage of Scotland," 

I. 59, 60, 68. 

Thomas, III. 63. 

Mr. and Mrs., II. 331. 

Crawford and Lindsay, William, sixteenth earl 

of, I. 206, 209, 211, 213, 214, 222-224 ; II. 

100, 122-124, 134, 146, 155, 160, 16], 164, 

165, 236 ; III. 208. 
Lady Henrietta Seton, his wife, II. 100. 

John, seventeenth Earl of, II. 67. 

John, eighteenth Earl of, I. 329 ; II. 260. 

his son, I. 329. 

George, Earl of (1794), I. 364. 

Crichton (Crechtoun, Creichtoun, Chryhtoun), 

Alexander, sheriff depute of Edinburgh, 

IU. 46. 

William, Lord, HI. 24. 

John, of Brunstane, I. 67 n., 76. 

■ of Eliok, Robert, advocate, III. 102, 105. 

- — of Lugtoun, Sir David, I. 405 ; III. 164, 

166. 



Crichton of Lugtoun, Patrick, younger, III. 98. 

of Naughton, I. 61 n. 

Sir George of, III. 24, 25. 

John, III. 156. 

Sir Peter, I. 40. 

William, III. 101. 

Father, a Jesuit, I. 290 ; II. 68. 

Lieutenant, I. 273. 

Crie, provost (1746), II. 231. 

Croc, Monsieur La, French ambassador, I. 98. 

Cromartie, George, first Earl of, I. 200, 261 ; II. 

245 ; III. 238. See also Tarbat. 

John, second Earl of, II. 105. 

Cromwell, Oliver, Lord Protector of England, 

I. 196, 414, 415, 423, 426-428, 430, 433 n., 

436 ; II. 98, 99. 

Richard, Lord Protector, III. 176. 

Thomas, statesman, I. 56 n. 

Cross, John, burgess of Linlithgow, I. 18. 
Cuesta, Spanish general, I. 382. 
Cullerny, laird of (1621). See Barclay. 
Culluthie, a laird of (1571). See Henry Ram- 
say. 
Cumberland, William Augustus, Duke of, I. 

323-325, 339; II. 71, 72, 230, 231. 
| Cumin, Richard, I. 10 n. ; III. 1. 

Sir Richard, III. 18. 

Thomas, advocate to Mary, Queen of Scots, 

III. 97. 

William, III. 5. 

Cuming, Thomas, banker in Edinburgh, I. 352. 
Jane, his daughter. See Melville, Hon. 

John Leslie. 
Cunningham (Coningham), of Barns, Mr., II. 

321. 

Sharp, his wife, II. 321. 

of Caprington, Sir William, III. 166. 

of Craigends, William, III. 164, 166. 

of Cunninghamhead, Sir William, III. 164. 

of Enterkin, John, II. 131. 

Alexander, commissioner for Irvine to 

parliament, 1690, III. 212. 



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261 



Cunningham, Alexander, commendator of Kil- 
winning, I. 169. 

Gabriel, commissioner for Glasgow to the 

convention, 1639, III. 164. 

Harry, I. 313. 

James, III. 145. 

James, in Raith, III. 144. 

John, III. 144. 

- Richard, Colonel, II. 38, 143, 144, 155, 158. 

Robert, commissioner for Kinghorn to con- 
vention, 1639, III. 164. 

William, Esq., III. 217. 

Colonel, Londonderry, II. 106. 

Cupar, Donald, abbot of, III. 100. 

Gilbert, abbot of, III. 6. 

Curll, Gilbert, I. 164. 

Dacke, Sir Christopher, I. 42 n. 

■ Thomas, Lord (1526), I. 42 n. 

Dais, John, butcher in Cupar, III. 138. 
Dalgleish (Dalglesche), Laurence, III. 53. 
Dalhousie, William, first Earl of, I. 193 ; III. 

166. 

William, fifth Earl of, II. 228. 

Dalkeith, James, Earl of, I. 304 ; II. 244. 

Lady Henrietta Hyde, his wife, I. 264 ; 

II. 244. 
Dalling, James, commissioner for Queensferry 

to parliament, 1640, III. 167. 
Dalrymple, Sir David, Lord Advocate, I. 300, 

313. 
Sir David, his grandson, Lord Hailes, I. 

388. 
Sir Hugh, president of the College of Jus- 
tice, II. 69, 70. 
Sir James, president of the College of 

Justice. See first Viscount of Stair. 
Sir John, of Stair. See second Viscount 

of Stair. 
■ Sir John, Baron of Exchequer, author of 

"Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland," 

I. 217. 



Dalzell, Alexander, Lord, afterwards Earl of 

Carnwath, I. 337. 
Dalziell of Carlowry, Peter, III. 47. 

Thomas, General, II. 117. 

Dampier, Dr., II. 275. 

Danyelstoun, Sir John of, III. 13. 

Danzell, John, III. 144. 

Darnley, Henry, Lord, I. xxiii, xxiv, xxxii- 

xxxvii, 83-85, 87, 88, 91, 94, 95, 97, 137- 

143, 163. 
Dartmouth, William, Earl of, secretary of 

state, II. 228, 229. 
David the First, King of Scotland, I. xl, li, 

I, 4, 5, 14. 

Henry, his son. See Northumberland, Earl 
of. 

the Second, I. xlvii, 26 ; III. 8, 9, 11, 12. 

Davidson (Daviesoun), of Kinnaird, John, III. 
19, 26, 27. 

John, minister of Prestonpans, I. 170. 

Robert, commissioner for Dundee to the 

convention, 1639, III. 164. 

Thomas, apothecary, III. 119. 

Andrew, III. 40. 

Mr. (1769), II. 270. 

Mr. (1818), II. 323, 324. 

Davison, William, English resident in Scot- 
land, I. 107-110, 113, 152. 

De Foe, Daniel, author, II. 217. 

Delaval, of Seaton-Delaval, Ralph, I. 430, 431 
438. 

Lady Ann Leslie, his wife, I. 431, 436, 
438. 

of Dover, John, I. 431. 

■ of Peterborough, John, I. 431. 

Dempster, of Dunnichen, George, I. xxi, 368 ; 

II. 309, 317. 

of Pitliver, John, I. 212 ; II. 121 ; III. 

213. 
Denbigh, Basil, sixth Earl of, II. 273. 
Denham, Sir William, of West Shiels, I. 

257. 



262 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Denmark, Frederick the Second, king of, I. 154, 

155. 

Sophia, Queen of, his wife, I. 154. 

Anna, their daughter. See King James 

the Sixth. 
Christian the Fourth, king of, I. xxviii, 

xxix ; II. 13, 16, 79. 

Frederic the Third, his son, II. 16. 

Dennistoun, Captain John, I. 419. 

Derlyne, William, Serjeant in Peebles, III. 22. 

Deskford, Sir Patrick Ogilvie, Lord, I. 436. 

James, Lord. See seventh Earl of Findlater. 

Devonshire, William, second Duke of, III. 236. 

237. 

William, sixth Duke of, II. 319. 

Dewar, John, III. 53. 

Dr. Robert, I. 343. 

Dick, William, provost of Edinburgh, III. 166. 

Colonel, II. 316. 

Dickinson, Mr. II. 261. 

Dickison (Dekysone), Will., III. 22. 

Dickson (Dicsoun), John, III. 40. 

Robert, flar of Tourland, III. 214, 215. 

Robert, III. 238. 

Dirleton (Dorlington), Lady, II. 70, 259-261. 

Dishington, Sanders, III. 102. 

Dobie, Robert, III. 164. 

Dodd, Dr., II. 275. 

D'Offarrel, governor of Deinse, II. 173. 

Doig, Margaret, in Cupar, III. 148. 

Dolepene, Friar William, III. 1. 

Dompierre, Isaac de, Lieutenant-Colonel, III. 

189, 190. 
Donaldson, Robert, butcher, III. 156. 

II. 284. 

Doorward, Alan the, I. 13. 

Dorville , II. 330. 

Douglas (and Mar), William first Earl of, III. 

12, 13. 

Archibald, third Earl of, III. 16. 

William, eighth Earl of, III. 28. 

James, second Marquis of, III. 192, 193. 



Douglas, Archibald, Duke of, I. 333. 

Lady Jane, his sister, I. 333 re. 

of Braidwood, William, I. liv. 

of Drumgarland, Henry, III. 95. 

Henry, his son, III. 95. 

of Dalkeith, Sir James, III. 16. 

of Glenbervie, family of, I. liv. 

of Halderstoun, Robert, III. 47. 

of Hawthornden, family of, I. xlvii. 

of Kilspindy, Sir Archibald, III. .68. 

of Lochleven, Robert, I. 79, 144 re. ; II. 2. 

Margaret, his sister. See William, son of 

Sir John Melville of Raith. 

Robert, his second son. See Buchan. 

Sir William, I. xxii, xxiv, 93 ; II. 232. 

of Logtoun, Sir Henry, Lord, I. xlv, 19. 

Henry, his son, I. 19. 

of Longniddry, I. 23, 33. 

Margaret, his daughter. See William 

Melville, third laird of Raith. 
of Pittendriech, Sir George, brother of 

Archibald, sixth Earl of Angus, I. 42, 50, 

53, 56 re.; III. 68. 

of Spott, I. 156. 

of Strabrock, Sir James, I. xlvii, 18 ; III. 14. 

Sir William, his son, I. xlv, xlvii, 

IS, 19; III. 14-17. 

of Wakmanfeld, Nicol, III. 15. 

Archibald, envoy to England, I. 112. 

George, postulate of Arbroath, I. xxxiv. 

George, Lieutenant-Colonel, major in Lord 

Pohvarth's regiment of dragoons, III. 

236. 

Sir J., 1639, III. 164. 

Rev. Robert, II. 25. 

Robert, provost of Lincluden, I. 109. 

Sir Robert, author of the Peerage, I. lv. 

William, in Sheriffhall, III. 166. 

Willie, I. xxvi. 

Lieutenant-General, I. 27S ; II. 98, 99, 

155; III. 192. 
Madam, Paris, I. 328. 



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263 



Douglasses, The, I. 42, 65. 

Dow, Robert, III. 156. 

Doune, Sir James Stewart, Lord, I. 107 n. 

Dowdeswell, Mr., M.P., II. 272. 

Dowgall, John, merchant, III. 139. 

Down and Connor, Dr. James Traill, bishop 

of, II. 269. 
Downie, Andrew, III. 156. 
D'Oysel, Monsieur, I. 135. 
Drumcairn, Lord. See John Murray. 
Drumer, Lieutenant, II. 153. 
Drumlanrig, James, Earl of. See Queensberry, 

James, second Duke of. 
Drummond, James, Lord, son of James, fourth 

Earl of Perth, 1. 287, 290 ; III. 239, 241, 242. 
Lady Jane Gordon, his wife, III. 241. 
Lady Mary, daughter of James, Earl of 

Perth, II. 102. 

of Hawthornden, Sir John, I. xlvii. 

, William, his son, I. xlvii. 

Thomas, of Riceartoune, II. 121, III. 213. 

William (1640), III. 166. 

David, II. 124. 

John, receiver of the crown rents, II. 31. 

General, III. 182, 183. 

Mr., I. 316 ; II. 270. 

- — Sir , II. 331. 

family, Prince Maurice, fabulous ancestor 

of, I. 1. 
Drury, Sir William, I. 93, 97, 9S, 100, 147. 

Captain, II. 301, 302. 

Dudhope, John Scrimgeour, third Viscount of, 

afterwards Earl of Dundee, II. 98. 
Duff, of Braco, Alexander, commissioner to 

parliament for Banffshire, 1690, II. 196 ; 

III. 212. 
Dumbarton, George, first Earl of, III. 183. 
Dumfries, Lady Anne Gordon, wife of William, 

fourth Earl of, I. 307 ; II. 261. 
Dun, David, I. 13. 

Malcolm, his son, I. 13. 
Eva Melville, his wife, I. 13, 25. 
VOL. III. 



Dunbar (Dumbar), of Cockburn, Sir David, III. 

24, 25. 

Andrew, III. 176. 

Thomas, commissioner for Morayshire to 

parliament, 1690, III. 213. 
Mr., secretary to George, Duke of Gordon, 

II. 103 ; prisoner in Tolbooth, 124. 
Mr., employed to besiege the Bass, II. 

116, 117. 
Dunblane, Walter Cambuslang, bishop of, III. 13. 

William Chisholm, bishop of, I. S9 re. 

Duncan the Second, King of Scotland, I. xxx n. 
Duncan, Adam, Viscount of Camperdown, II. 301. 

Alexander, curate of Moniruail, III. 78. 

Alexander, III. 119. 

Dundas, of that ilk (1548), James, III. 87. 

George (1639), III. 164. 

J. of that ilk (1640), III. 166. 

Walter, younger (1639), I. 243, 428, 

435, 437, 438 ; III. 164, 172, 173. 
Lady Christian Leslie, his wife, I. 243, 

435, 438. 
Barbara, their daughter. See Alexander, 

Lord Raith. 
of Arniston, Robert, Lord Amiston, I. 

325 ; II. 132, 170. 

■ Robert, younger, I. 325. 

■ James, commissioner to convention, 1639, 

III. 164. 

Henry. See Melville, Viscount. 

Sir Laurence, II. 264, 273. 

Dundee, John Scrimgeour, Earl of, I. 440. 
John Graham, Viscount of, I. 208, 209, 

250-252, 388; II. 33, 35, 103, 108, 113, 

116, 125-128, 138, 140-142,237,317,318, 

320, 323 ; HI. 208, 235. 
Dunfermline, Alexander Seton, first Earl of, I. 

127 ; II. 12, 75-77. 

Charles, second Earl of, I. xxxviii, 405. 

James, fourth Earl of, II. 103, 151, 152, 

159, 236-238. 
Lady Jean Gordon, his Countess.II. 2.37, 238. 
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INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Dunfermline, Patrick, abbotof (1202-1214), HI. 5. 

John, abbot of (1362-8), III. 13. 

Henry, abbot of (1474), I. li, 29 ; III. 47-49. 

Adam, abbot of, I. 30. 

James Beaton, abbot of, I. 39, 43. 

George Durie, convmendator of, I. lii, 63, 

70-75, 78, 125, 173, 178 ; III. 90, 93, 125. 

Robert Pitcairn, abbot of, I. 144, 174. 

abbot of, I. 57 ; III. 61, 62, 85, 127. 

bailie of, III. 72, 76. 

Dunkeld, John Peebles, bishop of, III. 13. 
John Hamilton, bishop of, I. 63, 68. See 

also St. Andrews. 
Dunkirk, men of, II. 17. 
Dunmore, Charles, first Earl of, II. 108. 
John, second Earl of, I. 306, 309, 310, 312, 

313. 

John, fourth Earl of, II. 270. 

Lady Charlotte Stewart, his wife, II. 270. 
Duquesne, Sieur, Jacobite Admiral, I. 33. 
Durell, Dr., II. 264. 
Durie, of Craigluscar, George, I. 166 n. 

of that ilk, David, I. 98. 

Robert (1540), III. 79. 

Robert (1614), I. 128. 

of Wester Kinghorn, I. 179. 

Andrew, III. 157. 

his son, HI. 157. 

David, tenant in mill of Monhnail, III. 

78. 

James, his son, III. 78. 

Margaret, III. 156. 

William, bailie of the regality of Dun- 
fermline, in. 98, 112. 

an engineer (1689), II. 121. 

Durham, Michael, physician to King James the 

Fifth, I. 54, 69 ; III. 88, S9, 103. 
Thomas, commissioner for Perth to the 

convention, 1639, III. 164. 

a Jesuit, I. 290 ; II. 68. 

Duvan, Malet, II. 303. 
Dyn, John, III. 136. 



Dysart, bailies of, I. 39, 56. 
Dyson, Jeremiah, II. 274. 



Eastlake, Sir Charles, painter, I. 372, 373 ; II. 

329, 330. 

George, his father, II. 331. 

Mary Pierce, his mother, II. 332. 

G., junior, Plymouth, II. 331. 

Echlin (Echline, Eklind, Hecklyng), of Pit- 

tadro, laird, I. 100. 

Henry, I. 177 ; HI. 113, 145. 

James, III. 123. 

Edgar, Atheling, Prince, I. 1. 

Margaret, his sister. See Malcolm Canmore. 
Cristina, his sister, I. 1. 

Henry, III. 22. 

Edgefield, Lord. See Robert Pringle. 
Edinburgh, Alexander Rose, bishop of, II. 221 ; 

III. 239. 

provost of, II. 163. See Hall. 

provost and magistrates of, I. 41, 118, 13S, 

158, 317. 

principal of university of. See Robertson. 

governor of castle of. See Ettrick. 

presbytery of, I. 118, 192 ; II. 24, 25. 

Rhetorical Society of, I. 353. 

Edmonstone (Edmistone), of that ilk, John, III. 

87. 

of Neutoune, III. 240, 243. 

John, writer in Edinburgh, I. 293, 295, 

297, 301, 302; II. 255-258; III. 244. 
Edward the First, king, I. 15. 

the Sixth, I. 65. 

Effingham, Thomas, second Earl of, deputy 

Earl-marshal of England, II. 73. 
Eglinton, Sir Hugh of, III. 13. 

Hugh, fifth Earl of, I. 170. 

Alexander, sixth Earl of, I. xxxviii, 405, 

410, 413, 415, 416 ; III. 106. 
Lady Mary Leslie, wife of Hugh, seventh 

Earl, I. 441. 



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265 



Eglinton, Alexander, eighth Earl of, I. 441 ; 

II. 25, 39 ; III. 1S4. 
Eglinton and Winton, Archibald William, Earl 

of, I. 170. 
Elchies, Lord. See Patrick Grant. 
Elcho, David, Lord, afterwards second Earl of 

Wemyss, III. 166. 

David, Lord. See third Earl of Wemyss. 

David, Lord (1745), I. 323, 358, 359. 

Francis Wemyss-Charteris-Douglas, Lord, 

afterwards Earl of Wemyss, II. 319, 322. 
Lady Louisa Bingham, his wife, II. 319,322. 
Eldar, Robert, III. 149. 
Elgin, Charles Bruce, ninth Earl of, I. 342. 
Eliotstoun, Walter, III. 59. 
Elizabeth, Queen of England, I. xxii-xxiv, xxvii, 

68, 83-S8, 90-92, 94-9S, 100-103, 106, 

109-113, 116-120, 135-137, 139, 143, 145, 

146, 150-155, 163; II. 3-6, 11; III. Ill, 

112. 
Elliot, Gilbert, clerk of privy council, III. 224, 

238. 

Sir Gilbert (1771), II. 273. 

Sir Gilbert, his son, Lord Minto, II. 273. 

Elphinstone (Helvingston), Alexander, fourth 

Lord, treasurer of Scotland, I. 160. 

John, eighth Lord, II. 171. 

of Blythswood, Sir George, III. 160. 

of Calderhall, Harrie, III. 166. 

of Innernochtie, James, afterwards Lord 

Balmerino, secretary of state, III. 142, 152. 

Miss Mercer. See Flahault. 

Sir Michael, I. 166. 

Mr., II. 77, 78, 80, 301. 

Elyas, client of King William the Lion, III. 5. 
Elyoth, John, chaplain, III. 22. 
Emory, Mr., II. 296. 

Betsy Symonds, his wife, II. 296. 
Enniskillen, William Willoughby, Earl of, II. 

300. 
Enstruther. See Anstruther. 
Enterkin, laird of. See Cunningham. 



Eric (Errick), Graff, II. 99. 

Erneryter, Colonel, II. 15. 

Errol, George, Earl of (1567), I. 89 n. 

William, Earl of (1647), I. 419. 

Charles, twelfth Earl of, III. 239. 

Francis, eighth Earl of, I. 116-119. 

Lady Anne Drummond, Countess of, II. 

150, 151. 

Sir John Hay, Earl of (1689), II. 236. 

Erskine(Araskin), Thomas, first Lord, III. 49 n. 

Alexander, second Lord, III. 49 n. 

Lady Harriet St. Clair, I. xxvi n. 

Hon. Henry, II. 200, 202. 

John, Lord, afterwards fourth Earl of 

Mar, III. 164. 
John Francis, afterwards Earl of Mar, 

II. 303, 304. 

of Alva, II. 40. 

of Cardross, Mr., I. 362. 

of Carnock, John, author of " Institutes of 

the Law of Scotland," I. 244. 
Margaret Melville, his wife, I. 244. 

John, Colonel, I. 314, 315 ; II. 316. 

Anna Dundas (Kincavel), his wife, I. 314. 
Mary, their daughter. See Alexander, 

fifth Earl of Leven. 

of Dun, Sir Alexander (1640), III. 166. 

of Gogar, Sir Alexander, Master of Mar 

(15S4), I. 109. 
of Grange, James, lord of session, I. 316 ; 

II. 70 ; III. 23S. 

of Inchmartin, Sir Alan of, III. 13, 38. 

Isabel Inchmartin, his wife, III. 3S. 
Margaret, their eldest daughter, Lady of 

Inchmartin. See Glen. 
Isabella, their .second daughter. See 

Wemyss. 
of Invertiel, Sir George, I. xxxi, 190, 193, 

195 ; III. 172. 
Anna, his daughter. See John, third Lord 

Melville. 
of Scottiscraig, Arthur, III. 173. 



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INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Erskine, Arthur, Captain of the Guard to Queen 

Mary, I. xxxiv. 

Charles, Lord Tinwald, I. 325, 326. 

Mr. David, LT. 226. 

John, I. 345 ; II. 298. 

John (1566), III. 116 n. 

Sir John (1717), I. 311. 

Mr. Charles, his brother, I. 311. 

John, D.D., Old Grey friars, Edinburgh, 

I. 244, 342 ; II. 298, 299. 

Rev. Ralph, I. 318, 320 re. 

Sir Robert of, III. 12, 13. 

Robert, tailor, III. 138, 139. 

Sir Thomas of, III. 16. 

Miss, II. 304. 

Erth. See Airth. 

Ettrick, Patrick Ruthven, Lord, governor of 

Edinburgh Castle, I. 405 ; II. SO ; III. 

164. 
Etty, Mr., II. 287, 288. 
Eugene, Prince, II. 217. 
Eugenius the Fourth, Pope, III. 32. 
Eure, Sir William, I. 56 re. 
Eviot, John, III. 25. 
Ewart, John, commissioner for Kirkcudbright 

to parliament, 1690, III. 213. 
Eyre, George, II. 301. 

F. , Mr. See Ferguson the Plotter. 
Fairfax of Cameron, Ferdinando, second Lord, 
I. 381. 

Thomas, Lord, I. 381, 414, 415. 

Captain, II. 301. 

Fairfoul (Fairfull), John, III. 173. 

Fairly, Mr., I. 248. 

Fairnie, Wester, Laird of, III. 155. 

Falconer (Falconar) of Halkerton, , I. liv. 

• Sir Alexander, II. 76. 

Sir Alexander, of Glenfarquhar, I. 304. 

■ David, of Newton, I. 304. 

James, Lord Phesdo, II. 170. 

Dr. , St. Anne's, Lasswade, I. xliii. 



Falkenberg, Conrad, II. 16. 

Fall, James, Dunbar, I. 340, 341 n. 

Janet, his daughter. See Sir John An- 

struther of Elie. 
Farny, Andrew, of that ilk, III. 109. 
Farquharson(Ferquhareson), of Inverey, 11.220. 

Francis, II. 268. 

Alexander, his son, II. 268. 

Mary Hay, his wife, II. 26S. 
Farquharsons, The, II. 113. 
Farrington, Lieutenant-General, II. 227. 
Fawkener, Sir Everard, I. 324; II. 230, 231. 
Fenton (Fentoune), of Ogile, Thomas, III. 36, 

37. 
John, "yconymus " of the Abbey of Dun- 
fermline, I. 1 1 1 re. 

William of, III. 30, 39-41. 

Ferguson of Raith, William, I. 305. 

R. C. Munro, I. li, 305. 

Robert, the Plotter, II. 46 ; III. 226. 

Ferrers, Sir John, of Tamworth, I. 437. 
Frances, his daughter. See Sir 

Packington. 
Fidler, Mr., II. 289. 
Fife, Constautine, Earl of, I. li. 
Duncan, Earl of (1165-11S9), I. 6, 

III. 2, 3, 5. 
Malcolm, his son, III. 2, 3, 5. 
David, also his son, III. 3. 

Duncan, Earl of (1342), III. 9. 

Macduff, Thane of, I. lv. 

Fife and Menteith, Robert Stewart, Earl of, 

III. 13. 
Findlater, James, fourth Earl of, and first Earl 

of Seafield, I. 305. 

James, sixth Earl of, II. 266. 

Lady Mary Murray, his wife, II. 266. 

James, seventh Earl of, II. 266, 275. 

Flahault, Count, II. 321, 324. 

Margaret Mercer Elphinstone, his 

countess, II. 318, 321, 324. 
Fleetwood (Fleittwood), Colonel, II. 99. 



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Fleming (Fleemen, Flemyng, Phlemyng), Bald- 
win, of Biggar, I. 10 ». 

Waldeve, his son, I. 10 n. 

Jordan, the, I. 10 m. 

Sir Malcolm, III. 9. 

Malcolm, third Lord, I. 62. 

Lady Janet Stewart, his wife, I. 62. 

James, fourth Lord, I. 62, 63 ; III. 86. 

— John, fifth Lord, I. 89 n. 
John, sixth Lord, afterwards third Earl of 

Wigtown, III. 166. 

Mr. Charles (170S), III. 240. 

George, III. 53. 

James, a notary, III. 45. 

Thomas, chaplain, III. 54. 

General, II. 147. 

Fletcher, of Milton, Andrew, Lord Justice 

Clerk, I. 310 u. 
of Salton, Andrew, I. 276, 310 ; II. 222, 

223; III. 240, 242. 
Henry, his brother, I. 310 n. ; II. 116, 

117. 
Margaret Carnegie, his wife, I. 310 re. 

Rev. John, Madeley, II. 290-292. 

Mrs., II. 291, 292. 

Fluiker, Robert, III. 138. 

Fogo, a wigmaker, I. 317 n. 

Foley, Paul, II. 159. 

Forbes, Alexander, tenth Lord, II. 87. 

John, master of, I. 51. 

William, master of, afterwards twelfth 

Lord, II. 39. 
of Culloden, Duncan (16S9), I. 211 re., 212, 

214, 215, 217 n., 218 ; III. 198, 213. 
Dud can, his son, president of the 

Court of Session, I. 214, 325. 

of Pitsligo, Sir William, I. 352. 

Williamina Stuart, his wife, I. 352. 

of Reres, Arthur, III. 87, 109. 

Sir William, I. 40 ; III. 60. 

Sir William, and Co., bankers, II. 334. 

Fordel, laird of. See Henderson. 



Fordyce, Dr., II. 275. 

Forfar, Archibald Douglas, first Earl of, II. 160 ; 

III. 209, 238. 
Forgrund, Robert, vicar of, III. 6. 
Forrest, Mr. Patrick, III. 139, 146, 151. 
Forrester (Forester, Forstare), of Corstorphine, 

Sir John, chamberlain of Scotland, III. 

24, 28, 31, 34. 

George, first Lord, III. 164, 166. 

James Baillie, second Lord, II. 98. 

William, third Lord, III. 212. 

of Nudry, Henry, III. 30, 39-41. 

David, II. 3. 

John, III. 46. 

Forsyth, of Nydie, James, III. 64, 66. 

Foster, , II. 301. 

Fotheringham (Fothringame), of Poury, David 

(1416), III. 29. 

Thomas (?), 170S, HI. 239, 243. 

James, burgess of Dundee, III. 29. 

Foucke, Joseph, French statesman, II. 313. 

Foulis, James of, III. 27. 

William, Archdeacon of St. Andrews, 

III. 24. 
Fouller, Robert, III. 138. 
Fountain (Funtin), Mr., II. 241. 
Fountainhall, Lord. See Sir John Lauder. 
Fowke, Thomas, Brigadier, I. 322. 
Fox, Right Hon. Henry, I. 334. 

Mrs. III. 235. 

France, Henry the Second, king of, I. xxvii, 82 

n., 134, 172 ; III. 95. 
Francis the Second, king of, I. 82, 135, 172 ; 

III. 99, 100. 
Mary, Queen of Scots, his wife, I. 82. See 

also Mary. 
Catherine de Medici, queen dowager of, 

I. 87, 135, 136. 

Charles the Ninth, king of, I. 136 ; 

II. 3. 

Henry the Fourth, king of, I. 135, 169. 

Louis the Thirteenth, king of, I. 400. 



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INDEX OF PERSONS. 



France, Louis the Fourteenth, king of, I. 290 ; 

II. 50, 118, 146, 154, 177, 178, 322; III. 

1SS, 227, 231, 234. 
Louis the Fifteenth, king of, I. 327, 328, 

355. 

Louis Philippe, king of, I. xviii, xix. 

Franks, Mr., precentor of the New Kirk, II. 

206. 
Fraser of Castleladers, or Culduthell, James, 

Major, I. 298-301 ; II. 250-252, 257 ; III. 

243, 244. 
• of Culduthell, his father, I. 29S ; III. 

244. 

of Strichen, Thomas, III. 166. 

Alexander, I. 29S-301. 

Alexander, servant of Simon, Lord Lovat, 

I. 301. 

John, III. 23. 

John, brother of Simon, Lord Lovat, II. 

250, 251. 

Simon, II. 214. See Lovat. 

Captain, III. 234. 

the Clan, I. 301 ; II. 113, 220. 

Fray, Monsieur le, a Jesuit, I. 290 ; II. 6S. 
Freer, Dr., I. 263. 
French, Robert, notary, III. 155. 
Frendraught, James Crichton, first Viscount of, 

I. 438, III. 175. 
Lady Margaret Leslie, his wife, I. 438. 
Lady Janet, their daughter. See Sir James 

M'Gill. 

William, third Viscount of, I. 306. 

Lewis, fourth Viscount of, II. 150, 151. 

Frog, Alexander, III. 47. 
Fulco, III. 32. 
Fuller, Mr., II. 165. 

Fullerton (Ffullertoune, Foullertone), J., com- 
missioner to Parliament, 1640, III. 166. 

Robert of, III. 130. 

William, II. 122. 

Futhye, of Fodismyll, John, III. 98. 
Fyllane, Thomas, III. 119. 



Gaoe, Sir Thomas, II. 231. 

Galbraith (Galbreath), James, III. 155, 157. 

Gall (Gaw), Alexander, III. 144. 

Gall, John, farmer, Inchmartin, III. 42. 

Galloway, Alexander, sixth Earl of, I. 341. 

Alexander Gordon, bishop of, I. 89 n. 

Gavin Hamilton, bishop of, I. 171. 

Mr. Patrick, I. 105 n. 

Ged, Alexander, commissioner to parliament for 

Burntisland, 1690, III. 212. 
Geldstane, Adam of, III. 22. 
George the First, king, I. xvi, 282, 293, 295-303, 
306, 307, 309, 310, 313 ; II. 5S, 69, 250- 
254, 256-25S ; III. 244. 

the Second, I. 316, 317, 320, 325, 330, 333, 

339; Prince Elector, II. 59, 69,70, 72, 256. 
Caroline, his wife, II. 59. 
Princess Amelia, their daughter, I. 325. 
Frederick, Prince of Wales, their son,!. 330. 
Princess Augusta, his wife, I. 330. 
George the Third, I. 335, 344, 346-349, 354 ; 
II. 72, 73, 267, 274, 300, 302, 307. 
Queen Charlotte-Sophia, his wife, I. 354, 
II. 73, 274. 

the Fourth, I. xli n, 363, 373 ; II. 73, 274. 

Germaine, Lord George, II. 273. 
Germany, Charles the Fifth, Emperor of, 
I. 134. 

Ferdinand the Second, Emperor of, I. 

xxviii, xxix ; II. 83, S6. 
Gertzkey, Colonel, II. 15. 
Gessner, Solomon, a German or Swiss author, 

I. 358. 
Gibb (Gyb) of Ballyngkirk, III. 113. 

— Christian, III. 145. 
Gibson (Gibbisone) of Durie, Sir Alexander, 
I. 398 ; III. 164. 

James, minister at Pencaitland, I. 113. 

James, commissioner for Linlithgow to 

parliament, 1640, III. 167. 
GiGfarde, Hugh, III. 3. 
William, III. 2, 3. 



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Gilbriht, John, son of, III. 5. 

Gilgrist, Michael, son of, III. 8. 

Gillam, Thomas, commander of the "Grey- 
hound," III. 189, 190. 

Gillaspoc, Patrick, son of, III. S. 

Gillespie, Rev. George, I. 1S9. 

Elizabeth Murray, his wife, I. 1S9. 

Gillies, Adam, Lord, II. 316. 

Rev. John, D.D., I. 352. 

Rebecca, his daughter. See Melville, 

Hon. David Leslie. 

Gilmoy, Lord. II. 106. 

Gilpin, Rev. Joshua, II. 287, 290-292. 

his father, II. 290. 

Girardot and Co., Germany, II. 279. 

Gladstone (Gledstanes), Mr. George, III. 145. 

Glamis, John, third Lord (1493), I. 32. 

John, fifth Lord (1513), III. 59, 60. 

Janet Douglas, Lady, I. 51. 

John, seventh Lord, her son, I. 51. 

John, eighth Lord, I. S9 n. 10S. 

Sir Thomas Lyon of Auldbar, master of, 

I. 121. 
Glanville of Catchfrench, F., II. 332, 333. 

Amabel Carew, his wife, II. 332, 333. 
Glasgow, William Rae, bishop of, III. 13. 

John Cameron, bishop of, III. 24. 

James Beaton, archbishop of (1520), I. 39, 

41. 

James Beaton, archbishop of (1566), I. 87. 

John Paterson, archbishop of, II. 1G3, 236 ; 

III. 192, 193. 
David, first Earl of, II. 196, 198, 201, 224, 

264. 

John, third Earl of, I. 22. 

Hon. Elizabeth Ross, his Countess, I. 22. 
George Frederick, sixth Earl of, I. 22. 

magistrates of, I. 291. 

Glen, Sir John, of that ilk and Balmuto, III. 17, 

25, 28, 37, 38. 
Margaret Erskine or, lady of Inchmartin, 

his wife, III. 19-22, 37, 38. 



Glen, Marjorie, their eldest daughter. See Sir 
Andrew Ogilvie of Inchmartin. 

Isabella, their second daughter. See Sir 

Walter Ogilvie of Lintrathen. 

Christian, their third daughter. See David 

Ogilvie of Inchmartin. 

family of, I. xxxi. 

Glencairn, William, fourth Earl of, I. 65. 

Alexander, fifth Earl of, I. xxxii, xxxvii, 

83; III. 110-112. 

William, ninth Earl of, I. 196 ; II. 98 ; 

III. 166. 

John, eleventh Earl of, II. 3S, 155. 

Glencoe, Makean, Laird of. See Macdonald. 

inhabitants of, II. 169 ; III. 213, 214. 

Glendinning (Glendonyng), William of Gelston, 
commissioner for Kirkcudbright to par- 
liament, 1640, I. 427 ; III. 167. 
Gleneagles, Laird of. See Haldane. 
Glenfarquhar, Laird of. See Falconer. 
Glengarry (Gleugerrie), Laird of (1691). See 

Alexander Macdouald. 
Glenorchy, Willielma Maxwell, Lad)', I. 350 ; 

II. 284. 
Gloucester, William, Duke of, son of Queen 

Anne, II. 138. 
Godfrey, Mrs., II. 2S7. 

Godolphin, Sidney, Lord, treasurer of England, 

I. xxi, 278, 2S1, 282, 293 ; II. 184, 185, 

187-192, 195, 205, 214, 217; III. 236, 

237. 

Goodall, Walter, historian, I. xxxii n, xxxiii, 

xxxvi. 
Gordon, Lewis, Lord. See third Marquis of 
Huntly. 

George, first Duke of, I. 250, 255 ; II. 31, 

102, 103, 13S, 144, 159, 214, 23S ; III. 
193, 237, 23S, 243. 
Lady Elizabeth Howard, his first wife, II. 
138. 

Jane, Duchess of, I. xxi ; II. 306. 

Lord Adam, I. 336, 365. 



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INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Gordon, of Barns, Lieutenant, II. 196, 198. 

of Buckie, , III. 240. 

of Craiglaw (Craichlaw), James, commis- 
sioner to parliament for Galloway, 1690, 
III. 212, 

of Dalfolly, Adam, III. 212. 

of Edinglassie, Sir George, II. 39. 

— of Embo, III. 212. 

of Earlston, Alexander, III. 166. 

of Gallachie, III. 240, 243. 

of Lesmoir, Sir James (1647), II. 97. 

— Alexander, commissioner for Aberdeen to 

the parliament, 1690, III. 213. 

— George, commissioner for Dornoch to 

parliament, 1690, III. 212. 

James, a Jesuit, I. 114. 

Lieutenant, II. 172. 

Goths, II. 13, 17-20. 

Gourlay (Gourlaw), of Auchtermerny, III. 109. 

of Lamlethen, John, elder, I. 32, 33 ; III. 

51, 52. 
John, younger, I. 32, 33-35 ; III. 51- 

53, 55. 
Elspet Melville, his wife, I. 32-35 ; III. 
51, 52. 

— Thomas (1483), III. 50. 

Thomas (1621), III. 156. 

his daughter, III. 156. 

Walter, notary, III. 63, 66. 

Gowan, Mr., II. 307. 

Helen Abercrombie, his wife, II. 307. 
Gowrie, William, first Earl of, I. 103-108, 149- 
151. 

Dorothea Stewart, his wife, I. 107. 

John, third Earl of, I. 122. 

Graeme, George, doctor of medicine, II. 226, 227. 
Graham (Gram), of Fintry (1708), III. 239. 

of Morphie, Sir D., III. 166. 

Sir Charles, II. 173. 

David de, III. 4, 5. 

— James, vintner, II. 135. 
Patrick, II. 179. 



Graham, Robert, III. 41. 

William, commissioner to convention, 1 639, 

III. 164. 

Captain, II. 331-333. 

Mrs., his wife, I. 373 ; II. 330, 331. 

Captain, II. 102. 

Major, II. 103. 

Mr., Kinross, II. 290. 

Mr., bailie of Edinburgh, II. 163-165. 

Grange, Laird of (16S9), II. 121. See Skene. 
Grant, Ludovick Grant of, II. 38, 155, 220, 

221. 

Alexander Grant of, Brigadier-General, 

II. 60, 66, 201, 202, 251. 

Sir- James Grant of, II. 266. 

— Patrick, Lord Elchies, I. 325. 
- Peter, Abbe, Rome, I. 356, 357, 359 n. 

Baron, II. 267. 

Colonel, II. 270. 

Nelly Murray, his wife, II. 270. 

William, Lieutenant- Colonel, II. 196, 220, 

221. 
Grants, The, II. 151. 
Grantrye, De, III. 97. 
Gray, Andrew, Lord (1461), III. 42. 
Patrick, his son, III. 42. 
Andrew, son of Patrick, III. 42. 

Patrick, sixth Lord, I. 165. 

Patrick, master of, I. lii, 109, 111, 112, 

125, 153-155 ; III. 125-127. 

William, master of (1639), III. 164, 166. 

of Eastwood, John, III. 12. 

Andrew, III. 127. 

George (1440), III. 25. 

George, commissioner for Haddington to 

the convention, 1639, III. 164. 

James, maltman, III, 122. 

John, III. 142. 

Mr. John, London, I. 367. 

Robert, in Dunfermline, III. 98. 

William, gardener, III. 123. 

Will., HI. 22. 



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271 



Gray, Dr., II. 134. 

Gregour, David, notary, III. 59. 

David, his son, III. 59. 

Grey, Henry Grey, second Earl, I. 376, 377. 

William, Lord, of Wilton, I. 65, 67. 

scholar at Eton, I. 371. 

Grierson, of Bargallan, Thomas, II. 52. 

of Lag, Sir Robert (1639), III. 164, 166. 

John of, alias Captain John Ogilvie. See 

Ogilvie. 
( Irinlawe (Grenlawe), George of, III. 31. 

Walter, clerk of Dundee, III. 32. 

Grubit, laird of. See Bennet. 

Guadagni, a musician, II. 275. 

(Judwyne, William, vicar of Torphichen, III. 27. 

Guidlat, Janet, III. 148. 

Guildford, Frederick, fifth Earl of, II. 331. 

Guise, Francis, Duke of, I. 135. 

house of, I. 135, 138. 

Gunnild, I. 13. 

Galfrid, his son, I. 13. 

Richard, son of Galfrid, I. 13. 

Alicia Melville, his wife, I. 13, 25. 
Gustavus Adolphus. See Sweden. 
Guthrie (Guthery), Mr. Alexander (1445), III. 30. 

Alexander (1549), III. 91, 98. 

Major, II. 39. 

Miss, II. 330. 

Gyrisch, Jean de, a Dutch officer in Scotch 
service, I. 401. 

Hackstoun, John, in Hilcairny, III. 13S. 
Haddington, Thomas, first Earl of, secretary of 
state, I. 94 ; II. 76, 77, 83, 177 ; III. 142, 160. 

Thomas, second Earl of, II. 83. 

Thomas, sixth Earl of, III. 238. 

Haddo, William, Lord, afterwards second Earl 

of Aberdeen, 1. 307 ; II. 229, 249 ; III. 238. 

Lady Mary Leslie, his wife, I. 265, 307 ; 

II. 229, 246, 247, 249. 
Lady Anne Gordon, their daughter. See 

Dumfries. 
VOL. III. 



Haghamotie, Lieutenant, II. 153. 

Hagie, David, III. 122. 

Hailes, Lord. See Dalrymple. 

Haip, James, III. 123. 

Hal, or Haheltun. See Haughton. 

Haldane (Halden), of Gleneagles, Sir John, I. 

393. 

Archibald, his uncle, I. 393. 

John (1550), III. 94. 

John (1641), III. 168. 

Haliburtou (Halyburtoun), Alexander, Captain, 

II. 153. 
James, tutor of Pitcur, I.' xxxii ; III. 

110-112. 
Halifax, Charles, Lord, II. 209, 210. 
Halkerton, Laird of. See Sir Alexander 

Falconer. 
Halket (Halkheid), of Pitfirrane, Sir Robert, 

I. 166 m. 

Patrick, III. 98, 112. 

Hall, of Dunglas, Sir John, provost of Edin- 
burgh, II. 163, 164 ; III. 213. 

■ Thomas, dempster, III. S8, 103-106. 

Mr., minister, II. 29S. 

Hallow, John, in Cupar, III. 156. 

Hamilton (Hambiltone), John, Lord, afterwards 
first Marquis of, I. 117 n.; II. 11, 12. 

Anna Cunningham, Marchioness of, I. 

398, 399. 

James, her son, third Marquis andfirstDuke 

of, I. xx, 389-391, 394, 395, 398, 404, 
421, 423, 432; II. 13-21, 77-88; III. 160. 

William, second Duke of, I. 404, 405, 423 ; 

II. 233, 234. 

William Douglas, third Duke of, I. 204- 

206, 20S, 209, 213, 214, 252, 256 ; II. 31, 
104, 109, 111, 113, 116, 121, 125-150, 162; 

III. 208, 222. 

James, fourth Duke of, I. 274; II. 57, 

154, 155, 223, 224; III. 234, 236. 

Lord Basil, his brother, I. 274. 

William Alexander, twelfth Duke of, I. xx. 

2 N 



272 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Hamilton of Dalzell, John Gleneaim Carter 

Hamilton, Lord, I. 380. 
Lady Emily Eleanor Leslie Melville, his 

wife, I. xiv, 379, 380. 

of Barns, Claud, II. 213. 

of Finnart, Sir James, I. 52. 

John, Lord Halcraig, II. 132, 170. 

of Humbie, William, III. S7. 

of Magdalens, Sir John, III. 160. 

of Milneburne, Matthew, III. 91. 

Robert, I. 131 ; II. 233, 234 ; III. 155. 

Robert, his son, III. 155, 157. 

Robert, Lord Presmennan, II. 170. 

of Little Preston, Sir Patrick, III. 104. 

of Raploch, Gavin, I. 132. 

Jean, his daughter. See Robert, second 

Lord Melville, also Ross. 
Sir Alexander, general of artillery, I. 392, 

398, 410. 
David, son of James, Earl of Arran, 

governor of Scotland, I. 75, 76, 78, 81, 

172, 174 ; II. 2, 3 ; III. 90, 91, 98, 99. 
Sir J., commissioner to convention, 1639, 

III. 164. 

John, commissioner to parliament, 1640, 

III. 166. 

John, natural brother of James, Earl of 

Arran. See Archbishop of St. Andrews. 

Robert, in Dundee, III. 156. 

Thomas, father of Thomas, first Earl of 

Haddington, I. 94. 

Sir Thomas, Lord Advocate. See Had- 
dington. 

■ Thomas, commissioner to parliament for 

Lanark, 1690, III. 212. 

Sir William, commissioner to parliament 

for Queensferry, 1690, I. 304 n.; II. 121 ; 
III. 212. 

Colonel, II. 99. 

Dr., II. 324. 

Mr., I. 336. 

Hamiltons, the, I. 80, 90, 99, 141-143, 145, 163. 



Handasyde, Thomas, General, I. 339 ; II. 262. 

Hangedeul, Richard, III. 3. 

Hannier, Sir John, III. 189, 190. 

Hannan, Miss, II. 296. 

Hanover, Sophia, Electress of, I. xvi, 24S, 254, 

255, 275, 276, 2S2, 295 ; II. 55-59, 254, 256. 
Prince Charles, her son, II. 55. 
Prince Auguste, her son, II. 55. 
George Lewis, Elector of, also her son. See 

George the First, King of Great Britain. 

Prince Elector of. See George the Second. 

Hanway, Mr. Jonas, I. 361 ; II. 293. 
Harcrasse, Robert de, sheriff of Perth, III. 7. 
Harrington, Charles, third Earl of, II. 306. 
Harley, Robert, secretary of state, II. 159, 185- 

1S7, 203, 204, 208, 209. See also Oxford, 

Earl of. 
Harouar, Robert, burgess of Perth, III. 27. 
Harris, Mr., II. 279. 

Harrowby, Dudley Ryder, first Earlof, I. 374-377. 
Hastings, Colonel, I. 251-253. 
Harthill, laird of, elder, II. 97. See Leith. 
Hardwicke, Philip Yorke, lord chancellor of 

Great Britain, I. 332. 
Hathwy, Alexander, III. 27. 
Hatsfield, Felt-marschal, II. 86. 

Hatton, , carver and gilder, II. 323. 

Haughton (Haweltun), Simon de, III. 4, 5. 

William de, III. 4. 

Hawick, Andrew of, rector of Liston, III. 18. 

Hawke, Sir Edward, II. 279. 

Hay (Haia), Charles, Lord (?), 1703, III. 235. 

Lord George, I. 322. 

Lord William, II. 211, 212. 

of Barro, Sir John, II. 83. 

of Cassingray, Richard or Gilbert, I. 194. 

- of Errol, family of, I. 194. 

of Foodie, family of, I. 194. 

of Kinfauns, Sir George, afterwards Earl 

of Kinnoul, II. 77 ; III. 160. 

of Nauchtan, David, III. 39. 

of Park (?) [Parkhay], II. 116. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



273 



Hay of Sandfurd, David, III. 109. 

of Struie, Robert, doctor of medicine, III. 

244. 

of Tester, Sir David, I. 20. 

■ Charles, chamberlain to David, third Earl 

of Leven, I. 256. 

Gilbert de la, III. 6. 

Malcolm de la, parson of Errol, III. 6. 

John, accountant, II. 268. 

Sir Richard of, III. 7. 

Sir Gilbert, his son, III. 7. 

Thomas of, squire, III. 32. 

William de, III. 2-5. 

William, III. 62. 

Miss, II. 270. 

Mr., II. 108. 

Heathcote, Gilbert, II. 322. 
Hedges, Sir Charles, III. 242. 
Helvingston, Mr. See Elphinstone. 
Henderson, of Fordel, James (159S), III. 145. 

Laurence, III. 148, 155, 157. 

Peter, tenant in Pitscottie, III. 144. 

Sir Robert, I. 322. 

Thomas, advocate, secretary to Alexander, 

first Earl of Leven, I. 41S n. ■ III. 175. 

Colonel, II. 121. 

Henry, king of Scotland, III. 110-113. £eealso 

Darnley. 

the Second, king of England, I. 2, 10. 

the Third, I. 2. 

the Seventh, I. 3S1. 

the Eighth, I. 50, 56, 5S, 59, 61, 62, 65, 

69 ; III. 88, 89, 103. 

the physician, III. 5. 

Henryson (Henrisoun), Edward, doctor of laws, 

III. 120, 123. 
James, chirurgeon and burgess of Edin- 
burgh, I. 176. 

John, lieutenant, I. 176, 177. 

Robert, I. 194. 

William, son of Robert, I. 194. 

. Eda, his daughter, I. 194. 



Henryson, Thomas, commissary of Edinburgh, 

III. 146, 151. 

William, chaplain, III. 55. 

Hepburn (Helbrunnius) of Humbie,Adam (1639), 

III. 164. 

of Waughton, Sir Patrick of (1536), I. 50. 

Sir Patrick of (1639), III. 164, 166. 

Colonel, II. 21. 

Herbert, Arthur, afterwards Earl of Torrington, 

II. 119, 141. 

Rev. George, poet, I. 363. 

Hering, John, III. 25. 

John, Gilmerton, I. xli, xlii. 

Herries, John, Lord, I. 89 n. 

John, minister of Newbattle, I. xliii n. 

Hertford, Francis Seymour, first Earl of, 11.269. 
Edward Seymour, Earl of, I. 59. See also 

Somerset, Duke of. 
Hesse (Hessen), William the Fifth, Landgrave 

of, II. 86. 

Frederic, Prince of (1745), I. 324 ; II. 261. 

Hessian regiments, I. 323 ; II. 71. 

Higgins, William, commissioner for Linlithgow 

to parliament, 1690, III. 213. 
Hill, D. 0., artist, I. xxivre. 
John, Colonel, LI. 155, 156, 159, 160, 166, 

167,169; III. 219. 
Hird, John, III. 122. 
Hodges, Mr. , II. 186. 
Hog (Hoig) of Keith, William, III. 47. 

Walter, III. 73. 

Holburne, Major-general, II. 96. 
Holderness, Robert, fourth Earl of, II. 268. 

Mary Doublet, his countess, II. 26S. 
Holland, Earl of, English general (1640), I. 396, 

403. 
Holstein, Joachim Frederick, Duke of, II. 54. 
Holt, Sir John, III. 242. 
Hood (Hude), Sir Samuel, Viscount, II. 301. 

Sir Samuel, Baronet, II. 319. 

Hon. Mary Mackenzie, his wife, II. 319. 

See also Stewart, Right Hon. J. A. 



274 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Hood, John, notary, III. 41, 45. 

Holyrood, John Bothwell, commendator of, I. 

177 n. 
Robert, abbot of, treasurer of Scotland, 

II. 2. 

Robert Stewart, commendator of, I. xxxiv. 

monks of, I. 4. 

Home (Hume), Alexander, first Lord, I. 30. 

George, fourth Lord, III. 87. 

Alexander, fifth Lord, I. 100. 

Charles, sixth Earl of, I. 272 ; III. 193, 

225, 233. 

(of Ayton), William, commissioner to par- 
liament, 1640, III. 166. 

of Coldenknows, Sir James, I. 113. 

David, Lord Crossrig, II. 132, 170. 

of Fastcastle, Sir Patrick of, I. 179. 

Elizabeth Martin, his wife, I. 179. 

Alison, their daughter. See Sir Walter 

Ogilvie of Dunlugus. 

Elizabeth, also their daughter. See Sir 

Robert Logan. 

of North Berwick Mains, I. ISO. 

of Polwarth, Sir Patrick, 1C90, I. 205, 

211 n., 214, 215, 217«., 218 ; II. 39 ; III. 
213. 

(of Renton), John, 1640, III. 106 

Mr. Andrew, II. 265. 

■ his sister, II. 265. 

Anna, II. 261. 

SirD., commissioner for Berwick to par- 
liament, 1640, III. 166. 

George, commissioner for North Berwick 

to convention, 1639, III. 164. 

■ Harrie, commissioner to parliament, 1640, 

III. 166. 

Colonel, II. 93, 94. 

Honeyman (Hunyman), Cristian, III. 122. 
Honeywood, General, I. 323. 
Honiken, Lieutenant, II. 142. 
Hope, Archibald, Lord Raukeillor, I. 212 ; II. 
170. 



Hope, H.,11. 272. 

his sister, II. 272. 

Sir Thomas (1640), I. 398 ; II. 83 ; III. 

164, 166. 

Captain, II. 305. 

Hopetoun, John, second Earl of, I. 336 ; II. 

266. 
Lady Elizabeth Leslie, his wife, I. 336, 

350 ; H. 263. 
James, third Earl of, I. 348, 349 ; II. 266, 

284, 325, 327. 
Lady Elizabeth Carnegie, his wife, II. 276, 

284. 
Hoppringle, Alexander, III. 133. 
Horsburgh, Robert, in Byrehills, III. 144. 

Mr., II. 334. 

Houstoun, of that ilk, Sir John (1690), III. 212. 

Sir Ludovick (1640), III. 166. 

Howard, Henry Thomas Molyneux, deputy 

Earl Marshal of England, II. 73. 

of Naworth, Sir William, I. 433, 436, 439 

Margaret, his daughter. See Leven, 

second Earl of. 

Captain, I. 431. 

Howe (How), Richard, Earl, II. 298. 

Sir William, I. 335. 

"Jack, "Right Hon. John G.,M.P.,II. 171. 

Hucheon, David, in Kirkcaldy, III. 145. 
Hugh (de Roxburgh), chancellor of King Wil- 
liam the Lion, III. 5. 
Humbie, Sir Adam Hepburn, Lord, I. 416. 
Hunsdon, Lord, I. 109, 163. 
Hunter, Beatrix, III. 138. 

Mrs., I. 263. 

Huntingdon, David, Earl of, brother of King 

William the Lion, I. xxx, 387 ; III. 2-6. 
Henry (of Stirling), his son, I. xxx; III. 5. 

Selina, Countess of (c. 1740), I. 349, 350. 

Huntly, Alexander, third Earl of, I. 41. 

George, fourth Earl of, I. 57 ; III. 100. 

George, fifth Earl of, I. 86, 89, 99, 110, 

116-120. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



275 



Huntly, George, second Marquis of, I. 392, 393. 

Lewis Gordon, third Marquis of, II. 97. 

Alexander, Marquis of, afterwards second 

Duke of Gordon, I. 290 ; II. 220 ; III. 

238, 242. 
Lady Henrietta Mordaunt, his wife, II. 

220. 

Lady, II. 103. 

Hurry, Sir John, Lieutenant-Colonel, I. 404. 

Huske, Major -General, II. 71. 

Hutchings, Captain, II. 153. 

Hutsehone, David, butcher, III. 122. 

Hutsoun, Thomas, III. 94. 

Hyndshaw (Incha), Robert, minister at Kil- 

many, UI. 139. 

Idill, John, notary, III. 29, 32. 

Imrie (Imbrie), William, III. 156. 

Incha. See Hyndshaw. 

Inchcolm, commendator of priory of, I. 80. 

Inchmahome, Andrew Ballon, prior of, III. 95. 

Inchmartin (Inchmartein), Sir John of, III. 

6,7. 

John, chaplain at, III. 6. 

laird of. See Ogilvie, Sir Patrick. 

family of, I. xxxi. 

Inchture, John of, m. S, 9, 11, 12. 
Inglis of Tarvit, Alexander, I. 40. 

■ Alexander, I. 178. 

Sir John, I. 322. 

Alexander, Keeper of the Great Seal, II 

112, 123, 131 ; DX 201, 203, 207. 
Alexander, archdeacon of St. Andrews, 

m. so. 

John, baker, III. 122. 

W. S., II. 324. 

Innerkuniglas, Richard of, III. 5. 

Galfrid, his son, LTI. 5. 
Innes (Innis), of Coxtoune, III. 240. 
Inniskillen. See Enniskillen. 
Innocent the Eighth, Pope, III. 50. 
the Twelfth, Pope, II. 149, 244. 



Inverlunan, Gilbert of, III. 8, 9, 11, 12. 

Ireland (Yrland), John, III. 25, 26. 

Irvine (Erwyng, Irwing), Alexander (of London- 
derry), III. 195, 196. 

Alison, ILL 144. 

Margaret, in. 122, 123. 

John, commissioner to parliament for 

Dumfries, 1640, III. 167. 

Robert, III. 122, 150. 

Islay, Archibald, Earl of, afterwards third 
Duke of Argyll, I. 298, 299, 316, 317, 
319 ; II. 65 ; III. 238. 

Isles, John Campbell, bishop of the, I. 89 n. 

Jackson, Robert, Lieutenant-Colonel, II. 39. 
Jaffray, Alexander, III. 176. 
John, commissioner for Aberdeen to parlia- 
ment, 1640, III. 167. 
James the First, king of Scotland, I. liii ; III. 

21, 22, 24, 25. 

the Second, IH. 23-25, 39, 40. 

the Third, I. xxxi, 21 ; III. 46, 47, 49, 

246. 
the Fourth, I. xxxix, 32, 36, 3S, 40, 179 ; 

III. 56. 
Margaret of England, his Queen, I. 38. 
the Fifth, I. xviii, xxi, xxxi, Hi, 40, 42, 45, 

47-58, 65, 69, 77, 79, 125, 137 ; II. 1, 2 ; 

III. 61, 62, 66-69, 71-73, 76-78,104, 152. 
Mary of Guise, his Queen. See Mary of 

Guise. 
the Sixth, I. ix, xxi, xxv, xxxi, xxxii)!., 

xliii?;., xliv, lii, 79,94, 97-99, 101-123, 

125-128, 130, 131, 139, 141, 144-146, 148- 

160, 163-171, 182, 185, 186, 275, 407 ; II. 

5, 6, 8-13, 75, 76, 232 ; III. 125, 133, 

134, 140-142, 147, 152, 153. 
Anna of Denmark, his Queen, I. 120, 122, 

123, 153, 155-157, 159, 165, 167, 169, 

182, 185 ; III. 145, 15S. 
Prince Henry, his eldest son, I. 120, 122, 

158, 159, 165, 170. 



276 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



James the Seventh, I. 201, 202, 209, 218- 
220, 230, 231, 241, 250, 272, 277, 300; 

II. 29-31, 33-37, 4S, 101, 103, 108, 115, 
119, 122, 124, 143, 151-156, 158, 163, 
237, 238 ; III. 188, 192, 193, 207, 208, 
217, 218, 225-233, 235. 

Mary of Modena, his Queen, II. 31, 48-50, 
151, 152, 154 •, III. 226, 233, 235. 

James Francis Edward, Prince of Wales, 
their son, I. 2S7, 288, 290, 291, 298, 300, 
302, 359 n. ; II. 57, 63, 250, 257, 258 ; 

III. 226, 234. 

Jamieson (Jameson, Jamiesoun), Alexander, 
burgess of Cupar, I. 175. 

David, III. 122. 

David, burgess of Cupar, I. 176. 

David, his father, I. 176. 

Allan, his grandfather, I. 176 ; III. 59. 

John, commissioner for Rothesay to par- 
liament, 1640, III. 167. 

Thomas, III. 127. 

Dr. John, the lexicographer, II. 303. 

Jane, Graf, II. 99. 

Jeffrey, Francis, Lord, II. 319. 

Jerviswood (Geriswood), Lady. See Baillie. 

John, chaplain at Inchmartin, I. xxx ; III. 6. 

Johnson (Johnesone), Thorn, III. 22. 

Johnstone (Johnnestoun, Johnstoun), James, 
Lord, III. 166. 

of Elphinstone, James, I. 81, 97, 139, 168. 

Janet Melville, his wife, I. 81, 139. 

James and Robert, their sons, I. 81. 

Alexander, III. 119. 

James, secretary of state for Scotland, I. 

211, 212, 229, 231, 242; II. 54, 184; 
III. 228. 

James, in Over Grange of Kinghorn, I. 176. 

James, his son, I. 176. 

James of, III. 47. 

Sir James, commissioner for Dumfriesshire 

to parliament, 1690, III. 212. 

John, the poet, I. 77. 



Johnstone, John, II. 3, 4. 

John, commissary clerk, III. 120, 124. 

John (1587), III. 131. 

Jonet, widow, III. 156. 

Mr., II. 277. 

son-in-law of George Scott of Pitlochie, 

I. 161. 
Jones, Inigo, architect, I. 360. 

Mr., II. 4S-50. 

Joseph, Bowed, II. 267. 

Jowsie, Robert, burgess of Edinburgh, III. 138, 

141. 
Julius the Second, Pope, III. 55. 
Jurdan, III. 5. 

Kagg, Felt-marschal, II. 99. 

Kaledoure, Hugh de, III. 5. 

Kamys, William de, 'vicar of Glammys, III. 29. 

Kardowne (? Carden), laird of. See Martin. 

Kay, James, III. 144. 

Kedzow, George, chaplain, III. 92-94. 

Keith (Ketht) of Troup, John, III. 41. 

Bishop Robert, I. 56, 85 «., S8, 89, 93. 

Major, I. 270. 

celebrant of clandestine marriages, I. 332. 

Sir Robert Murray, ambassador at Vienna, 

I. 357. 
Kellie, Thomas, ninth Earl of, I. 370 n. ; II. 334, 

335. 
Anna Gordon, his countess, II. 335. 
Kellock (Kellok), James, in Maistertoun, III. 98. 

Thomas, III. 53. 

Kelso, John, abbot of, I. 10. 

Friar Reginald of, I. 10. 

Kemp, Henry, of Thomastoun, III. 70. 

William, III. 131, 132. 

Kenmure, John, third Viscount of, III. 166. 

Robert, fourth Viscount of, II. 98. 

Alexander, fifth Viscount of, II. 38, 155. 

William, sixth Viscount of, III. 239, 243. 

Kennan, James, commissioner for Dumfries to 

parliament, 1690, III. 213. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



277 



Kennedy, Archibald, Lord, II. 319. 

Eleanor Allardyce, his wife, II. 319. 

of Ardmillan, Thomas, I. 112. 

Captain, II. 125. 

Kent, Victoria, Duchess of, I. 380. 

William, in Maistertoun, III. 98. 

Kerr (Kar, Ker), Lord Mark, I. 322 n. ; II. 60, 
61, 199, 202, 203, 211. 

of Cessford, Sir Robert, I. 41. 

of Dolphington, Andrew, provost of Edin- 
burgh, I. 68, 71, 74; ILL 86, 87, 102-107. 

of Fawdonside, Andrew, I. xxxiv, xxxv. 

■ Andrew, his son, I. xxxv n. 

Margaret Stewart, his wife, I. xxxv n. 
of Oxnam and Ferniehirst, Andrew, younger, 

I. 12S. 

Margaret, his wife, I. 128. 

of Ferniehirst, Sir Thomas, I. 124. 

Janet Kirkcaldy, his wife, I. 124. 
Margaret, his daughter. See Robert, 

second Lord Melville. 

W. (1640), III. 166. 

William, III. 201, 203, 207. 

Mr. , Professor of Latin, University of 

Edinburgh, I. 337, 33S. 
Kerrs of Cessford, I. 41. 
Keyden, Rev. James, II. 2S3, 2S4. 
Kilbirnie, Sir J. of. See Crawford. 
Killigrew, Henry, ambassador to Scotland, I. 

87, 98-100, 145, 151, 168; II. 6. 
Kilspindie (Kynspyndy), vicar of, III. 45. 
Kilsyth, William, third Viscount of, III. 237, 

239, 242. 
Kilwinning, Alexander Cunningham, commen- 

dator of, I. 169. 

abbot of, I. S4. 

Kincardine, Alexander Bruce of Broomhall, 

fourth Earl of, II. 223. 

William de, burgess of Stirling, III. 8. 

King, Adam, commissary of Edinburgh, III. 151. 
■ Colonel, deputy-governor of the Tower, 

II. 104. 



Kinghorn (Kyngorne), John, second Earl of, II. 
88, S9 ; III. 166. 

Duncan, III. 51. 

James, clerk of the regality of Dunferm- 
line, III. 54. 

Thomas, burgess of Kinghorn, III. 51. 

Dr. (1534), III. 71. 

vicar of, I. 48, 49, 78 ; III. 76. 

Kinglassie, Mark, commissioner to parliament 
for Inverkeithing, 1640, III. 167. 

Kinloch of Cruive, John, III. 39. 

Mrs., I. 324; II. 261. 

Kinnaird, George Patrick, first Lord, III. 193. 

of that ilk, Alan, III. 19, 34. 

Kinnear (Kynnere) of that ilk, John, III. 39. 

Kinninmond (Kynninmonth, Kyimynmonth, 
Kyninmonde), of Craighall, Patrick, 
III. 109. 

of that ilk, David, III. 146. 

David, III. 122. 

James, III. 53. 

John, in Coilquhailzie, III. 113-115. 

Isabel Beaton, his wife, III. 114. 

Thorn of, III. 39. 

Kiniiisman, John, in Rathillet, III. 13S. 

Kinross, minister of (1820), I. xxvi. (See Buchanan. 

Kintore, John Keith, first Earl of, III. 209. 

Kippendavie, laird of. See Charles Stirling. 

Kirk, Colin, writer in Edinburgh, II. 223, 224. 

Kirkcaldy of Grange, George (14S2), III. 50. 

William (1510), III. 57. 

James, I. 42-45, 48, 49 n., 51 n., 52, 

54, 55, 57, 59 »., 60, 75, SI, 100; III. 64, 
66, 68, 70-73, 76, 78, 89, 95-97. 
Janet Melville, his wife, I. 57, 81 ; III. 89. 
her seven children, III. S9. 

John, brother of James, I. 48, 51 n. ; III. 

72, 76. 

Marion, his sister, I. 4S ; III. 72, 76. 

Patrick, also their brother, I. 49 «., 51 n. ; 

III. 70, 71. 
his wife, III. 71. 



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INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Kirkcaldy of Grange, Sir William, son of James, 

I. xxxii, xxxv, 57, 59 n., 71, 70, 81, 83, 

92, 97-101, 124, 143-145, 147, 163, 178 ; 

III. S9, 10S-113. 

James, his brother, III. 89. 

Janet, his daughter. See Sir Thomas Ker 

of Ferniehirst. 

Peter, HI. 156. 

Thomas of, notary, III. 31. 

family of, I. 43. 

presbytery of, I. 114. 

Kirke, P., Major-General, II. 119, 133, 135, 

143; III. 1SS-190. 
Kirkton, James, author of " History of the 

Kirk of Scotland," II. 317, 31S, 323. 
Kirkup, a painter, II. 330, 332. 
Kniphausen, Baron, I. 248. 
Knox, Edmund W., I. 372. 
John, the Reformer, I. xxiv, xxxv-xxxvii, 

55, 56, 58 m., 60, 63, 64, 66, 67, 70, 74, 83, 

97, 99, 135. 
Margaret Stewart (Ochiltree), his second 

wife, I. xxxv 11. See also Ker of Fawdon- 

side. 
Kotler, Baron, II. 86. 
Kyles, Thomas, I. 257. 
Kynman, of Megginch, Nichol, III. 19. 
Gilbert, III. 59. 



Lacarriere, M., I. 338. 

Lag (Larg), laird of. See Sir Robert Grierson. 

Laing, David, LL.D., I. 59 n. 

(Layng), John, III. 13S. 

Lamb (Lambe), Alexander, III. 149. 

Matthew, III. 150. 

William, III. 122, 123, 138, 145, 146. 

Lambert, Mary, II. 295. 

Major-General, I. 423. 

Lamington, laird of. See Baillie. 
Lamont, John (of Newton), diarist, I. 430, 4.32, 
439, 440. 



Lamott, Colonel, II. 101. 

his wife, II. 101. 

Lanark, William, Earl of. See Hamilton, 

second Duke of. 
— — Baldwin, sheriff of, I. 4. 
Landis, John, burgess of Edinburgh, III. 156. 
Lang, Gilbert, minister at Largs, II. 264. 
Lanier (Laniere), Sir John, Major-General, II. 

120, 121. 
Lanton, laird of, younger, II. 124. 
Larson (Larrson), Eric, factor for Gustavus 

Adolphus in Holland, II. 15, 78. 
Lascelles, Colonel, I. 322. 
Lathoir, John, III. 144. 
Lnuder, of the Bass, Robert, I. 54. 
Sir John, Lord Fountainhall, I. 202, 246 

n. ; II. 160, 161, 164, 170. 

William, II. 2. 

Lauderdale, John, Duke of, I. 246 ; II. 25, 26, 

234, 235 ; III. 178. 
Elizabeth Talmash, Duchess of, his second 

wife, II. 235. 

Charles, third Earl of, III. 193. 

James, seventh Earl of, I. 344. 

Laurie, Gilbert, provost of Edinburgh, II. 

265. 
William, tutor or laird of Blackwood, II. 

115, 116. 
his son-in-law, II. 116. 
Lauriston, laird of. See Straiton. 
Lauther, Mr., surgeon, II. 262. 
Law, George, flar of Brunton, I. 388. 

Margaret Leslie, his wife, I. 388. See also 

Brainer. 

John, minister, II. 52. 

Rev. Robert, author of " Memorials," II. 

320, 323. 
Lawers, laird of. . See Sir Mungo Campbell. 
Lawrence, Sir Thomas, painter, II. 325, 327. 
Lawson (Lausone), Robert, notary, III. 66. 
Lawther, Colonel, I. 265, 
Lawthrosk, James, III. 51. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



279 



Leake, John, commander of the "Dartmouth," 

III. 189, 190. 
Learmonth (Leirmont), of Dairsie, Sir James, 

I. 54. 

Mr. John, III. 120, 124. 

Le Fevre, Monsieur, II. 239. 

Leicester, Robert, Earl of, I. 85, 101, 137 ; II. 5. 

Leinster, Duke of. See Schomberg and Leiuster. 

Leis, Thomas of, III. 32. 

Leith, John, of Harthill, II. 97. 

Lennox, John, third Earl of, I. 42. 

Matthew, fourth Earl of, I. S3, 98, 143-145, 

163. 
Lady Margaret Douglas, his wife, I. 83, 

137, 13S, 143; III. 111. 

Charles, fifth Earl of, III. 111. 

Esme' Stewart, Lord d'Aubigny, Earl and 

Duke of, I. 101-103, 105, 148-150. 

Ludovic, second Duke of, I. 103 v., 120. 

and Richmond, James, Duke of, I. 405. 

Leopold, Prince, II. 317. 

Leslie (Lesle, Leysle), Malcolm, son of Bartolf, 

I. 387. 

of Balquhain, Sir William, I. 3S7. 

George, of New Leslie, his second son, 1. 387. 

Alexander, of Kininvie, his second son, 

I. 387. 

George, of Drummuir, his third son, I. 3S7. 

Captain George, his second son, I. 387. 

Sybil Stewart, his wife, I. 3S7. 

Sir Alexander, his son. See Earl of Leven. 

Colonel George, his brother, I. 387-3S9. 

Janet, his daughter. See Pennecuik. 

Captain John, of Edrom, their brother, I. 

387, 389, 436 ; III. 173. 

David, also their brother, I. 3S7. 

Margaret, their sister. See Law, and also 

Brainer. 
of Balquhain, Patrick, Count, I. 3S7 n. ; 

II. 247, 24S. 

Rev. William Leslie, his son, I. 3S7 n. 

Colonel (1869), I. 3S7 n. 

VOL. III. 



Leslie of Birkhill, Sir John, I. 405, 406. 

of Buchanstown, James, II. 247. 

, his father, II. 247. 

of Newtoun, Sir John, III. 172. 

of Othirstoun, Walter, III. 113. 

of Parkhill, I. 59, 60, 69. 

Alexander, writer in Edinburgh, III. 173, 

176. 
David, General, I. 403, 415, 416, 419, 422- 

424, 427, 428, 430, 441 ; II. 96-98. 

Sir George, sheriff of Fife (1420), III. 37. 

Jean, niece of Dame Mary Leslie, III. 14S. 

Sir James, II. 133, 151 ; III. 19S. 

John (1548), III. 88, 89, 103. 

Lachlan, I. 431 ; III. 175. 

Sir Ludovick, Colonel, governor of Tyne- 

mouth, I. 409 ; II. 91, 92 ; III. 175. 

Norman. See Rothes, master of. 

Robert, page to King Charles First, I. 397. 

General, II. 317. 

family of, I. 3S7. 

Lesley, Bishop John. See Ross. 

Lesmoir, laird of. See Gordon. 

Lesouris, Patrick, parson of Newtoun, III. 31. 

Lethington, Lady. See Maitland. 

Leven, Alexander Leslie, first Earl of, I. xx, 

xxvii-xxix, xxxi, xxxviii, liii, 196, 241, 

304, 309; Memoir, 387-438, 439, 441; II. 

13-22, 77-96 ; III. 162-170, 173-176. 
Agnes Renton, his countess, I. 387, 429, 

430, 437. 
Children — 

1. Gustavus, I. 437. 

2. Alexander, Lord Balgonie, infra. 

1. Lady Barbara. See Ruthven. 

2. Lady Christian. See Dundas. 

3. Lady Anne. See Lovat and Delaval. 

4. Lady Margaret. See Frendraught. 

5. Lady Mary. See Cranston. 

Alexander, Lord Balgonie, son of first Earl 

of, I. xxviii n., 196, 391, 434-438 ; III. 
172-174. 

2 O 



280 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



f 



Lady Margaret Leslie, his wife, I. xxviii n. , 

434, 435, 437, 43S. See also Buccleuch 
and Wemyss. 

Children — 

1. Alexander, second Earl, infra. 

2. Catherine. See George, first Earl of 
Melville. 

3. Agnes, 1.438; III. 173. 

Leven, Alexander, second Earl of, I. 245, 433, 

435, 437, 438 ; Memoir, I. 439-442 ; III. 
173-176. 

Margaret Howard, his countess, I. 433, 

437, 439, 440. 
Children — 
1. Margaret, Countess of, I. 245, 247, 

259, 440-442 ; II. 25, 26. 
Hon. Francis Montgomerie, her husband, 

I. 247, 259, 260, 306, 441, 442 ; II. 25, 26. 
2. Lady Anna Leslie, I. 442. 
3. Catherine, Countess of, I. 245, 247, 442 ; 

in. 177-179. 
David, third Earl of, and second Earl of 

Melville. See Melville. 

and Melville, Earls of. See Melville. 

Leys, Edmund de, III. 7. 

laird of. See Burnett. 

Liddale (Ledale), John of, III. 22. 

Robert, III. 24, 25. 

Lillie, Thomas, III. 150. 

William, butcher, III. 150. 

Lincluden, Robert Douglas, provost of, I. 109. 
Lindores, John, abbot of, III. 6. 

Patrick Leslie, first Lord, I. 124. 

John, fourth Lord, I. 441. 

Lindsay (Lindesi, Lyndissay), John, Lord (1534), 
I. 49 ; III. 69. 

Patrick, Lord (1567), I. xxv, xxxiv, 92. 

John, Lord and Earl of (1639), I. xxxviii, 

193, 436 ; II. 94 ; III. 164, 166. 

John Bethune, present Earl of, I. xxv n. 

— of Cragy, Sir John, HI. 13. 
of Kirkforthar, David (1566), IH. 1 13. 



Lindsay of Kirkforthar, David (1639), III. 164. 

of the Mount, Sir David, I. 55. 

of Pyotstoun, William, III. 70. 

David, III. 109, 133. 

of Pitscottie, Robert, the historian, I. 60. 

A., III. 161. 

Sir Alexander of, IH. 13. 

Catharine, III. 161. 

David, servant to John, Earl of Melfort, 

II. 124 ; III. 235. 

Henry, IH. 53. 

James, III. 161. 

Sir James of, HI. 13. 

Jonet, III. 161. 

Mr. John, III. 142. 

Thomas, bailie of Leith, III. 246. 

Walter, III. 122. 

William de, III. 2-4. 

Captain, II. 289. 

Miss, II. 270. 

Linlithgow, George, third Earl of, I. 197 ; HI. 
192, 193. 

Uchtred, sheriff of, I. 4. 

vicar of, I. 16 ; III. 10. 

Lisle (de Insula, de Yle), Sir John, III. 13. 

William, I. 10 n. 

Litster, James, HI. 94. 

Robert, in Kirkcaldy, III. 123. 

William, in Kinghorn, III. 122, 123. 

Little (Litill), Clement, advocate, III. 105, 109, 
120, 123. 

Livingstone (Levynstoun) of Donypace, Alex- 
ander, III. 100. 

Mr. A., III. 140. 

Bartholomew, III. 95. 

Duncan, IH. 118. 

Sir Thomas, I. 265, 271, 278 ; II. 113, 114, 

149, 151-153, 162, 171. 

Livius, Mr., II. 296. 

Mrs., II. 296. 

Loch, Thomas of, sheriff-depute of Peebles, III. 
22. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



281 



Lochiel (Lochele). See Cameron. 

Loehore (Lochquhoir), Lord. See Alexander 

Malcolm. 

Andrew, III. 53. 

John, III. 144. 

Lockhart of Carnwath, Sir George, III. 193. 
George, his son, author of " Memoirs 

concerning the Affairs of Scotland," I. 

2S5, 2S6, 2S8. 

Anna. <!?ee Thomas Miller. 

Sir James, II. 94. 

Sir John, Lord Castlehill, III. 193. 

John, III. 161. 

Isabella. See Muirhead. 

Sir William, I. 220; II. 46, 47, 120, 121, 

148. 

Mr., II. 115. 

master-gunner in Edinburgh Castle, 

I. 271. 
Logan, of Eestalrig, Sir Robert, I. 179. 
Elizabeth Home, his wife, I. 179. 

Robert, their son, I. 179. 

Robert, his son, I. 179. 

Logy, Leo de, III. 25. 

London, Brass Crosby, mayor of, II. 272, 

275. 
Londonderry, Thomas Pitt, Earl of (1749), I. 

329 n. 
Longniddry, laird of. See Douglas. 
Lorraine, Godfrey of Bouillon, Duke of, I. 2. 
Lothian, Mark Ker, Earl of, I. 106, 128. 

Margaret, his daughter. SeeYesterandKer. 
William, third Earl of, I. 399 n. ; III. 164, 

166. 
Robert, fourth Earl and first Marquis of, 

I. 2S7 ; III. 209. 

William, second Marquis of, II. 66, 191, 

201, 228. 

William, sixth Marquis of, II. 318. 

Lothroisk, Alexander, of that ilk, III. 39. 
Loudoun, John, first Earl of, I. 400, 402 ; III. 

164. 



Loudoun, Hugh third Earl of, I. 237 n., 278, 

280, 283, 2S8; II. 61, 193, 195-198, 201 ; 

III. 236-238, 242. 

John, fourth Earl of, II. 230, 231. 

Janet, in Kirkcaldy, III. 145. 

John, III. 123. 

John, burgess of Kirkcaldy, III. 145. 

Louhlan, Cristine, burgess of Stirling, III. 8. 
Louis II. of Bourbon, the Great Conde. See 

Conde. 
Anne Louise Benedicite de Bourbon, his 

daughter. See Maine, Duchess of. 
Louranstoun, of that ilk, John, III. 47. 
Lovat, Isabel Wemyss, wife of Hugh, eighth 

Lord, II. 252. 

Hugh, master of, I. 435, 438. 

Lady Anna Leslie, his wife, I. 435, 438. 

Hugh, tenth Lord, II. 53, 54. 

Lady Amelia Murray, his wife, I. 298. 

Thomas, eleventh Lord, II. 252. 

Simon, Lord, I. 298-301 ; II. 248-253, 257 ; 

III. 233, 234, 244. 
Lozin, Monsieur de, II. 154. 
Lucan, Richard, second Earl of, II. 319. 
Lucas, Robert, Lord, governor of the Tower, 

II. 104. 
Lueklaw, David, sheriff-depute of Eife, III. 

109. 
Lugtoun, laird of. See Sir David Crichton. 
Lukvpe, John of, III. 15. 

Paton, III. 22. 

Thorn, III. 22. 

Lumsden (Lummisdene) of Ardry, III. 35, 39. 

John, younger, III. 39. 

Sir James, governor of Newcastle, I. 403, 

415 ; III. 175. 

William, III. 127. 

Lundie (Londy, Lundin, Luudyn), of Auchter- 
mairnie, James, III. 181. 

of Balgonie, Andrew (1548), III. 87. 

James, I. 40, 45, III. 71, 73. 

Sir Robert, I. 23. 



282 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Lundie, Euphame, his daughter. See William 
Melville, third laird of Raith. 

of Gorthie, George, I. 176. 

of that ilk, Walter, 1.23, 52, 180; III. 77, S7. 

Isabella, his daughter. See John Mel- 
ville of Raith. 

of Pratris, William, III. 113. 

of Strathairlie, James, I. 303. 

Andrew, son of Elizabeth Sibbald, III. 40, 

50. 

Andrew of, sheriff of Fife, III. 30, 37-41. 

Janet, in Eleyth, III. 145. 

Robert, Colonel, II. 104, 106, 241. 

Mrs., his wife, II. 104. 

Walter of, I. 7. 

Thomas, his- son, I. 7. 

Sir William of, III. 17. 

Family of, I. liii, 434. 

Lundini (Londigni), Lieutenant-Colonel, III. 
1S9, 190. 

Lundoniis, Robert de, III. 2-4. 

Lunenburg (Luneburg, Lunnemberie, Lunem- 
burgh), Ewiene, Duke of, II. 79, S3, 86. 

Lutwidge, SkefSngton, Admiral, II. 301, 302. 

Mrs., II. 301. 

Luxemburg (Luxemburgh), Francois Henri de 
Montmorency Bouteville, Duke of, II. 
147, 14S, 171. 

Luylenstein, Monsieur, II. 171. 

Lyall, Mr., II. 264. 

Lychtman, Robert, malttnan, III. 122. 

Lyon, John, chamberlain of Scotland, III. 13. 

John, his son, III. 15, 16. 

Sir Patrick, III. 25. 

■ laird of Auchterhouse, III. 239. 

■ Rev. James, minister of Glamis, II. 288. 

Mrs., II. 104. 

king of arms, III. 95. 

herald, III. 9S. 

Lysours, Gregory, I. 12. 

Christiana, his daughter. See William 

Melville, Lord of Melville. 



Lysours, William, laird of Gorton, I. 13, 25. 

Lyttelton, George, Lord, II, 273. 

Hon. Lucy, his daughter. See Anglesey. 



Macadam, servant to John, master of Stair, I. 
265. 

M'Art, Owen, II. 93. 

M'Arthur, Duncan, I. 200, 247, 257 ; III. ISO. 

Macarty, Lieutenant-General, II. 106. 

Macaulay, Zachary, I. xxi, II. 309, 310. 

, his brother, II. 309, 310. 

Thomas Babington, the historian, I. xviii, 

xxi, 224, 225, 388. 

Lieutenant-General, II. 106. 

Macbet. See Malbeth. 

Macbeth, King, I. xl. 

M'Cormick, Dr. Joseph, minister of Preston- 
pans, I. 342, 343. 

M'Crie, Rev. Thomas, D.D., I. xxvji., lv, 63, 64. 

Macdonald (M'Connel, Macdonell), of Aughtera, 
Ronald, II. 166 ; III. 207-209, 219. 

of Clanranald, Captain, I. 290; II. 167; 

III. 240. 

of Glenco, Makean, II. 124, 166. 

of Glengary, Alexander (1691), II. 113, 

155, 159, 160, 166 ; III. 219, 240. 

of Isla, Angus, I. 53, 133. 

of Keppoch, Colonel, II. 166, 167; III. 

239, 243. 

Mr. A., II. 232. 

Sir Donald (1703), II. 160, 167 ; III. 233, 

239, 243. 

Hugh, Captain, II. 114. 

Macdonalds, The, II. 166, 230. 

of Glencoe, H. 169. 

of the Isles, II. 113. 

Macdowall, William, commissioner for Wig- 
town to parliament, 1690, III. 212. 

Makerin, Gillepatrik, I. 4n. 
Makessoun, G., notary, III. 95. 
Makfarquhar, a printer, II. 269. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



283 



Macgill (Makgill), of Rankelour Nether, James 
(1559), III. 100, 108, 115. 

Sir James (1665), I. 438. 

Lady Janet Crichton, his wife, I. 438. 
of Rankeillour, David, younger (1692), I. 

304. 

James (1708), III. 244. 

John, advocate, III. 139. 

Maekay, Charles, Professor, I. 310, 311, 316, 

323, 333, 337, 338, 353 ; PL 261, 263, 264. 
Mrs., his wife, II. 264. 

zEneas G., author of " Memoirs of Vis- 

count Stair," I. 225. 
■ Hugh, Major-General, I. 208-210, 221, 

251-254, 266; H. 37-42, 46, 105, 113- 

116, 118-121, 126-129, 131, 133, 137, 139, 

140, 142, 151, 155, 156, 15S. 
Robert, Colonel, I. 253 ; Major, 270 ; II. 

141. 

Captain, II. 151, 152. 

Mackenzie of Fraserdale, Alexander, I. 298, 

301. 
of Rosehaugh, Sir George, II. 131 ; III. 

192. 

of Tarbat. See Viscount Tarbat. 

Colin, uncle of Kenneth, fourth Earl of 

Seaforth, I. 256 ; II. 156 ; III. 224. 

of Prestonhall, Roderick, Lord Preston- 

hall, I. 257, 261 ; II. 243. 

Lady Betty, III. 197. 

Mr. Stuart, II. 274. 

Mackenzies, The, II. 113. 

Mackintosh of Borlum, II. 237. 

M'Laehlan (Macloughlan), a deserter, II. 269. 

MacLane, , II. 269. 

Maclaurin, Professor Colin, I. xlix. 

MacLean (M'Clean, M'Laine), of Dowart, Sir 

John, II. 160, 21S, 219; in. 233-235, 

239, 243. 

Alan, Captain, II. 153. 

John, Captain, II. 153. 

John, ensign, II. 153. 



MaeLeans, The, II. 116. 

(M'Inleans), in Kintyre and Mull, II. 

113. 

in Morvern and Ardgour, II. 167. 

MacLellan, Sir Samuel, II. 227. 

Macleod of Geanies (Genzies), Mr., II. 270. 

Crawford, his wife, II. 270. 

Neil, Captain, Third Foot Guards, I. 299, 

300 ; II. 250 ; III. 244. 
Macmillan, John, II. 52, 148-150. 

Marion Charters, his wife, II. 52. 
MacNaghten (Macknaughton, Maknougtoun), 

of that ilk, John (16S9), II. 33, 36, 37, 

124. 

John (1708), III. 240. 

John, ensign, II. 153. 

MacNiven, Finlay, III. 240. 

Macpherson of Cluny, Duncan, II. 114, 115. 

Macqueen, Duncan, burgess of Perth, III. 14S. 

Dr., II. 269. 

M'Rae (M'Ra), Donald, minister of Kintail, II. 

156. 
Makronald, Alexander, II. 97. 
Macvicar, Mr., II. 260. 
MacWatt (filio Vati), William, I. 8. 
Maderty, John, master of, III. 156, 157. 
Maine, Anne Louise Benedicite de Bourbon, 

Duchess de, II. 322. 
Mainvilliers, De, Lieutenant-Colonel, III. 189, 

190. 
Maitland of Lethington, Sir William, I, 82-84, 

87, 91, 92, 95-100, 102, 139-141, 143, 

145, 163; III. 110. 
Mary Fleming, his wife, II. 7. 
of Thirlestane, John, chancellor of Scot- 
land, I. 101, 102, 105, 106, 108-111. See 

also Thirlestane. 
James, Brigadier, I. 306 ; II. 60, 66, 172, 

173, 201. 

Robert, dean of Aberdeen, III. 120, 123. 

Malbeth (Macbet, Malbet Bere, Malbead), of 

Liberton, I. xl, xliv, 4, 5, 7 ; III. 1, 3, 4. 



284 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Malcolm Canmore, King, I. xxx n, li, 1, 24. 

Margaret, Queen, his wife, I. xxx ??., li, 
1,24. 

the Fourth, King, I. xvii, xxx, xliv, xlv, 

3-6, S; III. 1-3. 

Alexander, Lord Lochore, II. 124 ; III. 

193. 

James, III. 240. 

Malcolmson (Malcolmi), John, a priest, III. 29. 

Malise, Adam, son of, III. 8. 

Maluesin, William, III. 4. 

Manchester, Edward, second Earl of, I. 414. 

Manelli, Angelo, III. 110. 

Manias, David, chaplain, III. 22. 

Malherbe, Matilda. See Galfrid Melville. _ 

Malleville, Guillaume, who came over with 

William the Conqueror, I. 2. 

Seigneur de Carville, in Normandy, I. 2. 

Sieur de la Fosse, in Normandy, I. 2. 

Sieur de Champeaux, du Thuit Nollent du 

Plessis, I. 2. 
Mansfield, William Murray, Lord, chief justice 

of King's Bench, II. 273, 274. 
Mar, John Erskine, first Earl of, Regent, I. 9S, 

99, 141, 145 ; II. S, 9. 
John Erskine, second Earl of, I. Ill, 122, 

151, 152, 154, 407 ; II. 12, 13, 77 ; III. 

157. 
John Erskine, third Earl of, III. 104, 

166. 
Charles Erskine, fifth Earl of, II. 38, 40, 

lOli, 107, 168 ; III. 193. 
Lady Mary Maule, his wife, II. 106, 107. 
— John, Earl of, secretary of state, I. 2S8, 

293-295; II. 60, 62, 64, 65, 100, 107, 

192-203, 213, 214, 224-226, 248; III. 

236-238, 242. 
Hon. Henry Erskine, his brother, II. 200, 

202. 

John Francis Erskine, Earl of, II. 303, 304. 

Master of. See Erskine of Gogar. 

Marazin, General, II. 86. 



March, Patrick of Dunbar, Earl of, III, 9. 

Robert Stuart, Earl of, I. 150, 154. 

William, Earl of (1703), I. 277, 2S2. 

Marchmont, Sir Patrick Hume, Earl of, I. 238. 

Hugh, fourth Earl of, I. 331. 

Marischal, William, third Earl, III. 160, 104. 

George, fifth Earl, I. 155, 109. 

William, seventh Earl, I. 405. 

William, ninth Earl, III. 235, 239, 243. 

Marjoribanks, Simon, III. 122. 

Marlborough, John, Duke of, I. xxi, 278, 2S2, 
283, 293, 303; II. 183, 184, 188, 190- 
193, 195, 199, 200, 203, 211-213, 217, 
218, 230, 246, 254 ; III. 236, 237. 

Marshal (Marchale, Marciale, Merschell), 
Andrew, I. 354, 355 ; II. 276-278. 

Edward, Commissary clerk, III. 146. 

James, cordiner, III. 139. 

John, a chaplain, III. 41. 

William, mair of Arbroath, III. 35. 

Martin (Marten), laird of Carden, (1512), I. 39, 
40 ; III. 62. 

David, I. 178. 

Jonet Durie, his wife, I. 17S, 179. 
also James Wemyss. 

George, their son, I. 178-180. 

Elizabeth, Lady of Fastcastle, I. 179. 

Peter, burgess of Edinburgh, I. 178. 

Dr. Samuel, minister of Monimail, I, 

369 ; II. 284, 310. 

Elizabeth Lawson, his wife, I. 369. 

Mary of Guise, Queen Regent, I. 73, 74 
82, 83, 133-135, 172 ; HI. S9, 97. 

Mary, Queen of Scots, I. xvi, xviii, xxi-xxvii, 
xxxi, xxxiii-xxxvii, xli, lii, 57, 62, 65, 68, 
70, 79, 82-103, 105, 108-113, 119, 125, 
134-144, 155, 156, 159, 163, 164, 166, 
167, 172, 173, 179; II. 3-8, 232, 290, 
321 ; III. 86, 87, 90, 93, 95-100, 102-114, 
116, 117, 125. 
Henry, Lord Darnley, her second husband, 
I. 83, 85, 87, S8. See also Darnley. 



See 



344, 



76, 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



285 



Maurice, David, III. 156. 

Mauvissiere. See Castelnau. 

May, monks of, I. 7. 

Maynard, Charles, second Viscount (17S1),I. 360. 

Maximilian, Archduke (1775), I. 356. 

Maxwell, of Littlebar, II. 179. 

Sir George, III. 239, 243. 

Sir John, II. 266. 

John of, III. 31. 

Richard, commissioner for Edinburgh to 

the convention, 1639, III. 164. 

Mawhill, laird of, III. S9. 

Medina, Sir John, painter, I. 345 ; II. 321. 

Meggots, Miss, II. 300. 

Meikiljohn, William, commissioner for Burnt- 
island to the convention, 1639, III. 164. 

Meinard, Dr., II. 171. 

Meldrum, of Cleish, Archibald, III. 39. 

of Fyvie, George, I. 110 n. ; III. 124. 

John, his brother, III. 124. 

of Jaxistoune, John, III. 124. 

Andrew, apparent heir of Jaxistoune, III. 

124. 

Sir Andrew, preceptor of the Order of St. 

John of Jerusalem, III. 26, 27. 

Henry, III. 149. 

John, III. 27. 

Thomas, at the mill of Knok Leith, III. 124. 

Mr., II. 77, 78. 

Melfort, John, Earl of, I. 202 ; II. 30, 33, 34, 

103, 124, 236, 237 ; III. 226, 235. 

Eupheme Wallace, his wife, II. 103. 

Melrose, Thomas, Earl of. See Haddington. 

Melville (Mailuile, Malevile, Malleville, Mallu- 
vell, Maluyne, Melving), Lords of Mel- 
ville. 

Galfrid, Lord of Melville, Sheriff of Edin- 
burgh Castle aud Justiciary of Scotland 
(c. 1150-11S0), I. xvii, xxx, xxxix-xlv ; 
Memoir, 3-S, 9, 11, 14; III. 1. 
Matilda Malhevbe, his second wife, I. xlv, 
6, 7 ; III. 2, 3. 



Children — 

1. Gregory, infra. 

2. Galfrid, I. xl, xlv, 5-7, 11, 18; III. 
2,3. 

3. Thomas, I. 7. 

4. Robert, I. 7. 

5. Hugh, I. S. 

6. Richard, I. 8. 

7. Walter, I. S. 

Melville, Gregory, Lord of Melville, I. xxx, 6 ; 

Memoir, 8; 9, 11, 18; III. 1-4. 
Sir Richard, Lord of Melville, knight, his 

son (c. 11S0-1215); I. xxx, xlv, xlvi, lv, 6, 

8 ; Memoir, 9-12; 14, IS, 25; III. 2-5. 
Margaret Prat, his wife, I. xlvi, 11 ; III. 

4, 5. 
Stephen, the clerk, his sou (?), I. 13, 25. 

See also Melvilles of Raith. 
William, Lord of Melville (c. 1200), Memoir, 

I. 12-15, 25. 
Children — 

1. Sir Gregory, infra. 

2. Thomas, called also Thomas of Hadding- 
ton, also of Temple, I. 12, 25. 

Christiana Lysurs, his wife, I. 12. 
Christiana, his daughter. See Aldwin. 
Alicia, his daughter. See Gunnild. 
Eva, his daughter. See Dun. 

3. David, I. 13. 

Sir Gregory, Lord of Melville (circa 1242- 

c. 1270), I. 11, 12 ; Memoir, 13-15 ; 16. 
William, Lord of Melville (c. 1270-c. 1304), 

Memoir, I. 15, 16. 
Marie, bis wife, I. 15. 
John, Lord of Melville (c. 1320-1345), I. 

xliv, xlv, 15; Memoir, 15-17; III. 9-11. 
Thomas, Lord of Melville (1344-1345), I. 

16; Memoir, 17 ; III. 9-11. 
John, Lord of Melville (1379-1400), I.xxxix, 

xliv-xlviii; Memoir, 17-19; III. 14-17. 
— Thomas, Lord of Melville (1427-1429), I. 

xxxix ; Memoir, 19 ; 20 ; III. 22. 



286 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Melville, John, Lord of Melville (1429-c. 1442), 
I. xxxix, xliv, 19 ; Memoir, 20 ; III. 22. 
his wife, I. 20. 

Thomas, Lord of Melville (1442-1458), 

I. Memoir, 20-22 ; III. 46, 47. 
his wife, I. 21. 

Agnes, his daughter, I. 21, 22; III. 46, 

47. See Ross. 
Melville, Family of, of Raith, in Fife, Lords 
and Earls of — 

Sir Stephen, I. 13, 23-25. 

Lord of Lome's daughter, his alleged wife, 
I. 23, 25. 

Walter, son of Stephen, I. 25. 

John (of Caproneston), I. 25, 26. 

Walter, his son, I. 26. 

Margaret Ayr, wife of Walter, I. 26. 

I. John, first of Raith (1400-C.1427) I. li ; 

Memoir, 23-27; III. 17-19. 
Stewart, his wife, I. 27. 

II. Sir John, second of Raith (c. 1427- 

c. 1463), I. 23-27 ; Memoir, 27, 28 ; 29 ; 
III. 18, 19, 22, 23, 245, 246. 
Marjory Scott (Balwearie), his wife, I. 
23-2S ; III. 19. 
Children — 

1. William, infra. 

2. Elizabeth. See David Boswell of 
Balgregie. 

III. William, of Raith (c. 1463-1502), I. li, 

23, 25, 26, 28; Memoir, 29-35; 36-39; 
III. 47-53, 55, 56, 246. 
Margaret Douglas (Longnid'dry), his first 

wife, I. 23, 29, 33. 
Euphame Lundie (Balgonie), his second 
wife, I. 23, 29, 32-34, 38 ; III. 51, 52, 55. 
Children — ■ 

1. John, infra. 

2. William, I. 23, 30-32, 34 ; III. 51, 52. 

3. Andrew, I. 23, 31, 32, 34, 37, 40 ; III. 
55, 60. 

4. David, I. 23, 34, 37 ; III. 55. 



1. Elspeth, or Elizabeth, I. 23. See John 
Gourlay. 

2. Margaret, I. 23, 35. 

Melville IV. John, younger, of Raith (d. 1494), 
I. 23, 24, 29-34 ; Memoir, 35-37 ; 3S, 
43 ; III. 50, 51, 53, 54, 246. 
Janet Bonar (of Rossie), his wife, I. 23, 30, 
32, 34, 36-38 ; III. 55. 
Children — 

1. John, infra. 

2. David, burgess of Edinburgh, I. 37- 
49 n.; III. 68, 70. 

Walter, his son, I. 37 ; III. 68, 69. 
James, also his son, I. 49 n. ; III. 66, 

67, 70. 
V. Sir John, of Raith (1502-154S), I. 23, 

24, 33-37 ; Memoir, 38-81 ; 82, 133, 134, 

147, 163, 168, 172-178, 181 ; II. 1, 2 ; III. 

53-78, 84-95, 9S-109, 114, 127, 128. 
Margaret Wemyss, his first wife, I. 23, 38, 

77-79, 81 ; III. 54. 
Helen Napier, his second wife, I. 23, 3S, 51, 

70, 72, 76-78, 82, 133, 168, 172, 174, 181, 

182 m.; II. 2, 3; III. 92-95, 101, 102, 105, 

106. 
Children — 

1. William, I. 23, 53, 54 n., 79, 168, 172, 
181 ; II. 2. 

Margaret Douglas, his wife, I. 79, 181, 
1S2«.; II. 2; III. 130. 

2. John, infra. 

3. Sir Robert. See first Lord Melville. 

4. Sir James. See Melville of Hallhill. 

5. David of Newmill, I. 23, 79, 80, 125 ; 
III. 102, 109. 

Margaret Douglas, his wife, I. 80. 

6. Walter, I. 23, 80, 81, 163 ; III. 102, 
109. 

7. Sir Andrew of Garvock. See Melville 
of Garvock. 

8. William, commendator of Tongland. 
See Melville of Tongrland. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



287 



John, his natural son, I. 59, 63-06, 6S, 
69, 81 ; III. 87, 90, 103, 104. 

1. Janet, I. 23. See James Kirkcaldy of 
Orange. 

2. Catherine. See Brown. 

3. Janet, I. 23. See James Johnstone of 
Elphinstone. 

Melville, VI. John, of Raith (154S-1605), I. 23, 
24, 78-80, 82, 125, 163, 166, 171 ; Memoir, 
172-1S4; II. 9, 10; III. 100-102, 105, 
108, 109, 113-115, 121, 127-133, 142-144, 
149-151. 

Isabella Lundie, his first wife, I. 23, 172, 
180. 

Margaret Bonar, his second wife, I. 23, 
172, 180, 1S4 ; III. 121-124, 129. 

Grisell Meldrum, his third wife, I. 23, 172, 
180-1S2, 184 ; II. 10 ; III. 128-131, 142- 
146. 
Children — 

1. John, infra. 

2. Mr. Thomas, I. 23, 124, 171, 180, 183 ; 
III. 129, 149-151, 157, 171. 

3. James, of Feddinch, I. 23, ISO, 183, 
186 ; III. 129, 151, 172. 

Jean, his daughter. See Adam Scott. 
Christian, his daughter, I. 184 ; III. 
172. 

1. Margaret. See James Wemyss of Bogie. 

2. Isobel. See George Auchinleck. 

3. Agnes, I. 23, 180, 184 ; III. 121, 124. 

4. Janet, I. 23, 180, 184; III. 121, 124. 

5. Alison. See David Barclay of Touch. 

6. Margaret, I. 23, ISO, 1S3, 184 ; III. 
130, 142, 146, 151, 157. 

7. Christian, I. 23, ISO, 1S3, 1S4 ; III. 
130, 142, 146, 151, 157. 

8. Katherine, I. 23, 180, 183, 184 ; III. 130, 
142, 146, 151, 157. 

VII. John, of Raith (1605-1626), I. 23, 

179-183 ; Memoir, 185-189 ; IIL 128-132, 
152, 153, 157-162. 
VOL. III. 



Margaret Scott (Balwearie), his wife, I. 
181, 1S2, 185-187, 189; III. 130, 153, 
157-161. 
Children — 

1. John, infra. 

2. James, I. 132, 186, 188. 

Jean Sinclair, "Lady Parbroath," his 
wife, I. 187, 1S8 ; III. 155. 

3. David, I. 187, 188 ; III. 161. 

4. Mr. Thomas, minister of Kinglassie, I. 
1S7, 1SS, 193, 195 ; III. 155, 161, 172. 

Jean Goivrlay, his wife, I. 188. 
John, Moses, George, Jean, Bathia, 
and Catherine, their children, I. 1S8. 

1. Jean. See Michael Balfour of Grange. 

2. Elspeth. See Robert Murray. 

3. Bathia. See John Traill, younger of 
Dinnork. 

4. Eufame, I. 1S7, 189; III. 161. 

5. Margaret. See James Scrimgeour. 
Melville, SirRobertof Murdoohcairnie, first Lord, 

(1527-1621), I. xxi-xxvii, xlviii, xlix, lii, 
23, 70, 78, 79 ; Memoir, 82-124 ; 125, 126, 
12S, 139, 146, 148, 152, 155-158, 163, 
165, 172-175, 178, 183, 184, 190, 192 ; II. 
3-8, 11, 12, 232; in. 99-102, 105, 10S, 
109, 116-117, 124-126, 132-136, 140-142, 
147, 14S, 151-153, 155-157, 172. 

Katherine A damson, his first wife, I. S2, 
124. 

Lady Mary Leslie, his second wife, I. 82, 
124; III. 136)1., 148, 149, 156. 

Lady Jean Stewart, his third wife, I. 82, 
124, 127 ; III. 151. 

Sir Robert of Burntisland, his son, second 

Lord (1621-1635), I. xlix, 80, 110 n.,111 n., 
122, 123; Memoir, 124-132; 161, 162, 
167, 1S3, 187, 190-193; II. 12, 13, 21, 
75-77, 233, 234; III. 125, 126, 136-140, 
147, 151, 153, 155, 157, 172. ' 

Margaret Ker (Ferniehirst), his first wife, 
I. SO, 124, 125, 132; III. 136-140. 

2 p 



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INDEX OE PERSONS. 



Jean Hamilton, Lady Ross, his second 
wife, I. 123, 124, 127, 128, 131, 132, 
192 ; II. 234 ; III. 147, 151, 172. 

Jean Ross, her daughter, III. 172. 

Melville, VIII. John, seventh laird of Raith, and 

third Lord (1626-1643), I. lii, 131, 183, 187, 

188; Memoir, 190-194, 195; H. 21, 83, 

233, 234 ; III. 153-155, 157-160, 170-172. 

Ann Erskine (Invertiel), his ■wife, I. 131, 
190, 193. 
Children— 

1. George, fourth Lord, infra. 

2. John, I. 193, 194. 

3. James, of Cassingray, I. 193, 194, 247, 
248, 280, 281, 303, 304 ; III. 181. 

Anne Burnett, his wife, I. 194. 

1. Isabel, I. 193, 194. 

2. Jean, I. 193, 194. 

3. Anna. See Thomas Boyd of Pinkhill. 

4. Catherine, I. 193, 194. 

IX. George, fourth Lord and first Earl of 

(1643-1707), I. xviii-xx, xxix, xxxi, xlviii, 
162, 167, 193; Memoir, 195-244 ; 245-247, 
252, 253, 256-259, 261, 269, 270, 27S, 
280, 286, 287, 297, 298, 300, 303-306, 
342, 366, 369, 438-442 ; II. 23, 24, 
26-32, 34, 35, 3S, 39, 41-48, 52, 56, 57, 
101, 104-113, 115-117, 120-150, 153-160, 
164-167, 169-182, 184, 204, 234, 235, 238, 
239,241-245, 254, 255, 318 ; III. 178-182, 
184-187, 196, 197, 199-207, 219-230. 
Catherine Leslie, his countess, I. 195-197, 
202, 240, 241, 245, 259, 309,359, 438, 439, 
441, 442; II. 235, 239, 241, 243-245; 
III. 173-175, 181-183, 185. 
Children — 

1. Alexander, Lord Raith, master of, their 

son, I. xxxviii, li, 202, 203, 226, 230, 232, 
233, 238, 241-243, 275, 303, 305, 442 ; II. 
29-31, 43, 102, 174, 177, 179, 235, 236, 
241 ; in. 181, 185, 208, 209, 229, 230. 
Barbara Dundas, his wife, I. 243 ; II. 241. 



Their sons, I. 243. 

2. John, I. 243. 

3. David. See third Earl of Leven, infra. 

4. George, I. 243. 

5. James, of Hallhill and Balgarvie, I. 243, 

244, 257 ; II. 179, 241, 244, 245 ; III. 185. 
Elizabeth Moncrieff, his wife, I. 244 ; 

II. 241. 
Children— 

1. George, of Balgarvie, I. 244. 

2. Alexander, of Balgarvie, I. 244 ; II. 

261, 263, 264 ; III. 244. 

3. David, I. 244. 

1. Margaret. See John Erskine of 

Carnock. 

2. Anne, I. 244. 

3. Barbai'a. See Alexander Stoddart. 

4. Mary, I. 244. 

6. John, I. 244. 

7. Charles, I. 244. 

8. John, I. 244 ; III. 181. 

1. Margaret. See Robert, fourth Lord 
Balfour of Burleigh. 

2. Mary, I. 244, 257, 258. 

3. Anna, I. 244. 

4. Katheriue, I. 244. 

Melville, X. David, third Earl of Leven and 
second Earl of (born 1660, died 1728), I. 
xxix, li, 194, 200, 201, 209, 230, 232, 233, 
235, 237-240, 243 ; Memoir, 245-307 ; 
308-315, 442; II. 31, 37-41, 54-69, 107, 
121, 122, 124, 125, 155, 160, 174, 177- 
230, 236, 238-258; in. 181, 185, 190, 
191, 224, 225, 227, 229, 230, 233, 240, 
241, 243, 244. 
Lady Anna Wemyss, his countess, I. xxix, 

245, 258-269, 272-275, 306 ; II. 23S-244. 
Children — 

1. George, Lord Balgonie, I. 295, 305-314; 

II. 230, 256. 
Lady Margaret Carnegie, his wife, I. 305- 

308. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



289 



Children— 

1. David, fourth Earl, infra. 

2. Lady Anne, I. 307, 308. 

2. Alexander, fifth Earl, infra. 

3. James, I. 307, 315. 

1. Lady Mary. See Haddo. 

2. Lady Margaret, I. 307. 

Melville, XII. 1. David, fourth Earl of Leven 
and third Earl of, I. 305, 307 ; Memoir, 
308 ; 315. 
— - XL 2. Alexander, fifth Earl of Leven and 
fourth Earl of (1729-1754), I. xlix-li, 302, 
306-308 ; Memoir, 309-336 ; 337, 339, 345, 
349, 350, 359 n. ; II. 69-72, 230, 231, 255- 
264. 
Mary Erskine (Carnock), his first wife, I. 

309, 314, 315. 
Elizabeth Monypenny, his second wife, 1. 1, 
309, 315, 322, 325, 331, 335, 336, 350; II. 
230, 260, 261, 264, 265. 
Children — 

1. David, sixth Earl, infra. 

2. Hon. George, I. 335. 

3. Hon. Alexander, General, I. 326, 335, 
336, 351. 

Tullideph, his wife, I. 336. 

Mary Anne Leslie, their daughter. See 
John Rutherford of Edgerston. 

1. Lady Anne Leslie. See George, sixth 
Earl of Northesk. 

2. Lady Elizabeth Leslie, I. 336. 

3. Lady Elizabeth Leslie. See John, 
second Earl of Hopetoun. 

4. Lady Mary Leslie. See Dr. James 
Walker of Innerdovat. 

XII. 2. David, sixth Earl of Leven and 

fifth Earl of (1754-1S02), I. xiv, 198, 200, 
209, 211, 240, 315, 319, 324, 333, 335; 
Memoir, 337-352; 353, 354, 356, 357, 359, 
360, 363, 371, 373 ; II. 72, 73, 260, 261, 
263, 264, 268, 275-279, 2S2-284, 289. 
Wilhelmina Nisbet, his countess, I. 337, 



339, 349, 350, 360-363, 373 ; II. 73, 268, 
275-279, 282, 283, 285, 288, 289. 
Children — 

1. Alexander, seventh Earl, infra. 

2. Hon. William Leslie, I. 350, 351, 359. 

3. Hon. General David Leslie, I. 351, 352, 
365, 373 ; II. 279, 282, 299, 329. 

Rebecca Gillies, his wife, I. 352, 373 ; 
II. 299, 300, 329. 

4. Hon. John Leslie, I. 352 ; II. 282-284, 
3 17,. 329. 

Jane Cuming, his wife, I. 352 ; II. 329. 

5. Hon. George Melville Leslie, I. 352, 361 , 
362 ; II. 282-284. 

Jacomina Gertrude Vander-Graaff, his 

wife, I. 352. 
Mary Christiana Melville Leslie, their 

daughter, I. 350, 352. 

1. Lady Jane. See Sir John Wiskart 
Belsches .Stuart. 

2. Lady Mary Elizabeth. See Ruthven. 

3. Lady Charlotte, I. 352. 

Melville, XIII. Alexander, seventh Earl of 
Leven and sixth Earl of, I. xxvi, Ivi, 
336, 342-346, 350, 351 ; Memoir, 353-370; 
371-373; II. 264-279, 2S2-290, 296-299, 
302-306, 30S-329. 
Jane Thornton, his countess, I. 353, 360- 
362, 365-369, 372 ; II. 74, 285-2S9, 292, 
293, 297, 299-306, 309, 310, 312-314, 
316, 317, 325, 327. 
Children — 

1. David, eighth Earl, infra. 

2. John Thornton Leslie Melville, ninth 
Earl, infra. 

3. Hon. William Henry Leslie Melville, 
I. xviii-xxi, xxviii, 224, 369 ; II. 306, 307. 

4. Hon. Robert Samuel Leslie Melville, I. 
369 ; II. 307. 

5. Hon. Alexander Leslie Melville, I. ix- 
xi, xiii-xv, 370 ; H. 325, 327, 328. 

Charlotte Smith, his wife, I. 370. 



290 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



1. Lady Lucy, I. 370. 

2. Lady Lucy. See Smith, Henry. 

3. Lady Jane Elizabeth. See Pym. 

4. Lady Marianne. See Smith, Abel. 
Melville, XIV. 1. David, eighth Earl of Leven 

and seventh Earl of, I. ix-xix, xxviii, 
xxxii ii. , liii, 334 n., 351, 368, 369; Memoir, 
371-3S0; 381, 382, 384; II. 73, 74, 304- 
307, 313, 325, 329-335. 
Elizabeth Anne Campbell, his countess, I. 

371, 373, 374, 379 ; II. 74, 334. 
Children — 

1. Alexander, Lord Balgonie, I. ix-xiii, 
xvii, 378, 380. 

2. Hon. David Archibald Leslie Melville, 
I. 380. 

1. Lady Elizabeth Jane Leslie Melville. 
See Cartwright. 

2. Lady Anna Maria. See Stirling Maxwell. 

3. Lady Susan Lucy Leslie Melville, I. xiv, 
379, 380. 

4. Lady Emily Eleanor. See Hamilton. 
XIV. 2. John, ninth Earl of Leven and 

eighth Earl of, I. ix-xi, xiii-xviii, 368, 369, 

372, 379, 380 ; Memoir, 382-3S5 ; 3S6 ; H. 
305, 307. 

Harriet Thornton, his first wife, I. 3S2, 

385. 
Sophia Thornton, his second wife, I. 382, 

385. 
Children — 

1. Alexander, tenth Earl, infra. 

2. Alfred John Leslie Melville, I. 385. 

3. Ronald Ruthven, eleventh Earl, infra. 

4. Hon. Norman Leslie Melville, I. 385. 
Georgina Ball, his wife, I. 385. 

XV. 1. Alexander, tenth Earl of Leven 

and ninth Earl of, I. xvi n., xvii, 385, 3S6. 

XV. 2. Ronald, eleventh Earl of Leven and 

tenth Earl of, I. 385, 386. 
Emma Selina Portman, his countess, I. 
386. 



Children — 

1. John David, Lord Balgonie, I. 386. 

2. Archibald Alexander Leslie, I. 386. 

1. Constance Betty Leslie Melville, I. 3S6. 

Melville of Auchmur, Robert, III. 171. 

of Baldovie, family of, I. lv. 

of Cairnie, John, III. 181. 

of Carnbee, John (1379), I. 17, 18. 

John, his son, I. 17, 18. 

Thomas, his brother, I. 18. 

James, also his brother, I. 18. 

Christian, their sister, I. 18. 

Henry (1478), I. 21. 

John (1563), III. 109. 

Sir John (1595), I. 180 ; II. 11. 

Alison Ross, his wife, II. 11. 

Family of, xlv, lv «., I. 7, 18, 59 n. 

of Craigtoun. See Strathkinness. 

of Dysart, in Angus, I. liv, 24. 

of Garvock (or Woodend), Sir Andrew, 

master of household to Queen Mary and 
King James the Sixth (1567-1617), I. xxi, 
23, 79, 81, 111 »., 125, 146, 155, 157 ; 
Memoir, 163-167 ; 171, 191 ; III. 150. 
Jane Kennedy, his first wife, I. 163, 167. 
Elizabeth Hamilton, his second wife, I. 
163, 165, 167. 

Sir George, master of household to 

King Charles the Second, I. 132, 167, 
191, 192, 195; II. 23,232-234. 

Henry, his brother, I. 132, 167 ; II. 233. 

of Glenbervie, Philip, sheriff of Kincar- 
dine, I. liii. 

, John, sheriff of the Mearns, I. liii. 

Alexander, I. liv. 

Elizabeth, his daughter. See Auchinleck. 

Egidia, or Giles. See Auchinleck. 

Family of, I. liv, lv, 24. 

of Hallhill, Sir James, author of ' 'Memoirs " 

(1535-1617), I. xxi, xxii n., 23, 53, 68, 76, 
79-84, 86, 87, 92, 94, 102, 104-106, 10S, 112, 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



291 



115,125; Memoir, 133-162; 163, 167-170, 
175, 183, 184, 190 ; in. 117-120, 149, 151. 
Christian Boswell, his wife, I. 133, 147, 
161; III. 119, 151. 
Children — 

1. James, infra. 

2. Mr. Robert, I. 132, 161 ; III. 172. 
Catherine Melville, his wife, I. 161. 
John and Margaret, their children, I. 

161; III. 172. 
1. Elizabeth. See John Colville, commen- 

dator of Culross. 
2. . Margaret. See Sir John Scott of Scots- 
tarvit. 
Melville of Hallhill, Sir James, of Burntisland 
and, I. 131, 132, 161, 162, 190, 192, 195, 
405, 406 ; II. 232-234. 
Catherine Learmonth, Lady Hallhill, his 
wife, I. 131, 162 ; II. 233. 

James, their son, infra. 

Robert, their son, I. 162. 

Sir James, third of, or of Burntisland, 

I. 162, 243. 
Margaret Farquhar, his wife, I. 162. 

James, their son, I. 162, 243, 303. 

Gilbert, minister of Arngask, also their 

son, I. 162. 

Family of, I. 243. 

of Murdochcairnie, Alexander (1692), 1. 

304. 

of Strathkinness and Craigtoun, I. lv. 

■ of Tongland, William, commendator, and 

Lord Tongland (1584-1613), I. 23, 81, 
125, 151, 166; Memoir, 168-171; III. 150. 
Anna Lindsay, his wife, I. 168, 171. 

Frederick, his son, I. 166, 171. 

Agnes, his daughter, I. 166, 171. 

of Touch (Toulch), David (1494), III. 51. 

laird of, I. 73. 

of Wester Touch, I. 49 n., 51 n., 175 ; III. 

70. 
Margaret Mason, his wife, I. 175. 



Melville, Margaret, their daughter, I. 175. 

■ Alexander (1436), III. 23, 47. 

Alexander, (1487) III. 246. 

Alexander (1512), III. 59. 

Alexander, in Dysart, III. 56. 

Alexander, burgess of Kirkcaldy, III. 51. 

Mr. Alexander, III. 53. 

Sir Andrew (1685), II. 101. 

his wife, II. 101. 

Andrew, III. 101. 

Mr. Andrew, professor in St. Andrews, I. 

xxvn.,lv, 113, 148, 149. 
Mr. James, his nephew, I. xxvji., lv, 14S, 

149, 155 n. 

Andrew, doctor of medicine, III. 244. 

Archibald, burgess of Dysart, I. 176 ; III. 

122, 123. 
Janet Preston, his wife, I. 176 n. 
Archibald, in South Mains of Tartraven, 

I. 21. 

David, squire, III. 23. 

David, burgess of Edinburgh. See under 

IV. John Melville of Raith. 

Mr. David (1522), III. 62. 

David, burgess of Kirkcaldy, III. 128. 

Harry, servitor to John Melville of Raith, 

III. 150, 153-155. 
Mr. Henry, in Kirkcaldy, III. 149-151, 155, 

162, 172. 
his daughters, III. 172. 

Henry, III. 53. 

Henry Dimdas, first Viscount, I. xli, 36fi. 

James, burgess of Kirkcaldy (1491), III. 

51, 52. 
Sir James, chaplain (1534), I. 4S, 49 n. ; 

III. 67, 70, 72, 76. 
James, burgess of Kirkcaldy (1586), III. 

128. 
James, assassin of Cardinal Beaton, I. 

59 n. 

James (1618), III. 154. 

John, III. 47, 69. 



292 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Melville (Malevile), John and Alicia, heirs of 
Thomas Tychesaye in Surrey, I. 2. 

John, in Monymaill, III. 150. 

Katharine, in Dysart, III. 150. 

Margaret, in Dysart, III. 122, 123. 

Reginald, III. 7. 

Henry, his son, III. 7, 8. 

Margaret, his wife, III. 7. 

Robert, commissioner for Cupar to par- 
liament, 1690, III. 212. 

Robert, goldsmith in Edinburgh, I. 49 n. ; 

III. 70. 

Robert, General, I. lv, 349, 366, 367, 384 n. 

Rev. Andrew, minister of Monimail, his 

father, I. 366. 

Robert, III. 54, 55. 

(Malluvell), Stephen and Robert, Notting- 
hamshire, I. 2. 

Thomas, III. 54, 55, 59, 66. 

Walter (1548), III. 89. 

William, III. 54, 59, 61, 66, 67. 

(Malevile), William, of Halstead, in Kent, 

I. 2. 

William and John, his sons (1272), I. 2. 

William, in Peeblesshire, I. 15. 

Marie, his wife (?) I. 15. 

Dr., II. 246. 

Major, cousin of John, seventh laird of 

Raith, III. 171, 172. 

Helen and Isobel, his sisters, III. 171, 

172. 

Miss, II. 320. 

— officer in Maitland's regiment, II. 172. 

Melvilles of Roxburgh and Peeblesshire, I. 8. 

Menier, Colonel de, II. 15. 

Menteith, John, I. 29. 

John, III. 156. 

Menzies, Gilbert, III. 44. 

Duncan, major, III. 218. 

Merchamistoun, Andrew, III. 47. 

Merser, Archibald, commissioner to parliament 
for Culross, 1640, III. 167. 



Micaele, William, III. 23. 

Michel, Adam, minister at Coupar, III. 144. 

Middleton, John, Major-General, afterwards 

first Earl of, I. 417, 419. 

Charles, Earl of, III. 231. 

Lieutenant, II. 153. 

Mildmay, Henry, speaker of the House of 

Commons, I. 417 ; II. 96. 
Miller, of Glenlee, Thomas, justice-clerk, II. 

264, 266. 
Anne Lockhart of Castlehill, his wife, II. 

264. 

John, maltman, III. 122. 

John, captain, III. 188. 

Bailie, II. 269. 

Milnes, Captain Shore, II. 293. 

Bentinck, his wife, II. 293. 

Mitchel, Dr., I. 263. 

Mitchelson (Michelsoun), John, minister, III. 

150. 

John, III. 122. 

Modena, Laura, Duchess of, II. 27. 

Moffat, Richard, III. 62, 63. 

Moidart (Moudart), laird of, II. 113. 

Moir, of Leckie, III. 239. 

Monck, General George, I. 430, 43-1. See also 

Albemarle. 
Moncreiff (Moncrieff) of that ilk, Sir John, III. 

164, 166. 

of Mornipe, John, III. 181. 

David, clerk to the privy council, III. 

225. 

Thomas, III. 179. 

William, captain, I. 176. 

Colonel, II. 249. 

Monipenny (Monipenne) of Pitmilly, David 

(1566), III. 113. 

laird (1595), III. 139. 

William, his son, III. 139. 

Alexander, I. 315. 

Elizabeth, his daughter. See Alexander, 

fourth Earl of Melville. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



293 



Monipenny'of Pitmilly, David, advocate, I. 315. 

Alexander, I. 336 n. 

Patrick, IH. 246. 

Monmouth, James, Duke of. See Buccleueh 

and Monmouth. 
Monorgrund (Mounorgrund), Andrew de, III. 7. 

Magnus de, III. 6. 

Monro (Munro) of Culrain, Sir George, I. 256, 

257 ; II. 37-41. 

of Foulis, Sir John, III. 212. 

Robert, colonel and major-general, I. 389, 

391, 411, 423 ; II. 22, 84, 93-95. 

Commissary, I. 199, 200. 

Lieutenant-General (16S8), III. 192. 

Montgomerie, Hugh, Lord (1639), I. 416 ; III. 

164, 166, 173. 
Alexander, Lord, afterwards ninth Earl of 

Eglinton, I. 274. 
Captain Robert, son of Alexander, sixth 

Earl of Eglinton, I. 413. 

of Giffin, Sir Hugh, III. 166. 

Hon. Francis, one of the lords of the 

treasury, II. 191. See also Leven, Mar- 
garet, Countess of. 
of Skelmorlie, Sir James, I. 204, 205, 211, 

212, 214, 217-222, 230, 231, 242, 272 ; II. 

48-50, 108-111, 154-158; III. 212, 222, 

225-233. 
Lady Margaret Johnstone, his wife, II. 158. 

A., commissioner to parliament, 1640, III. 

166. 
Montluc, John de, bishop of Valence, I. 133, 

134. 
Montmorency, Anne de, constable of France, I. 

134-136, 153. 
Montquhany, laird of. See Balfour. 
Montrose, John, third Earl of, chancellor of 

Scotland, I. 106, 107 n. ; II. 12. 
James, first Marquis of, I. xxxviii, 392, 

393, 416, 424, 425 ; III. 164, 166. 

Lady Christian Leslie, Marchioness of 

(wife of James, third Marquis of), II. 241. 



Montrose, James, fourth Marquis and first 

Duke of, I. 303, 306, 307, 312, 313 ; II. 

198, 199, 201 ; III. 235-238, 242. 
Moody (Mwdy), Thomas, in Maistertoun, III. 

98. 

Rev. Roger, minister of Monimail, II. 277. 

Margaret Scott, his wife, II. 277. 
Moore, Charles, second Viscount, I. 411. 

Thomas, poet, II. 319. 

Moray, John Randolph, Earl of, III. 9. 

James, Earl of, natural brother of King 

James the Fifth, I. 50, 57. 
James Stewart, Earl of, regent, I. xxvii, 

xxxii-xxxvii, 80, SI, 83-S6, 89-97, 102, 134, 

135, 138-143, 146; II. 3; III. 110-112. 
Lady Anne Keith, his wife, I. xxvii, 85 ; 

II. 3-5. 
Sir James Stewart, Lord Doune, Earl of, 

I. 107 «., 117, 118. 

James Stewart, Earl of (1648), I. 423. 

Alexander, fourth Earl of, II. 2S, 30. 

Charles, fifth Earl of, III. 237, 239, 243. 

Francis, ninth Earl of, II. 322. 

Maurice of, III. 9. 

More, Hannah, authoress, I. 3C4. 

Patty, her sister, I. 364. 

John, reader at East Wemyss, I. 260. 

Morley, Sir John, I. 415. 
Moroc, John, son of, III. 7, S. 
Mortier, French General, I. 384. 
Mortimer (Mortemer), Roger, III. 7. 

William de, I. 10 n. 

Morton (Mortoun), James Douglas, first Earl of, 

I. 23, 36. 
James, third Earl of, I. 43, 44, 4S ; III. 63- 

65, 70. 
James, fourth Earl of, Regent, I. xxvii, 

xxxiv, xxxv, SO, 83, 86, 89. 90, 94, 98-103, 

139, 140, 144-14S ; II. 9, 10. 

James, Earl of (1689), II. 121, 160 ; III. 212. 

■ James, Earl of (1749), I. 328. 

Sholto John, present Earl of, I. xxiii, xxvi. 



294 



INDEX OF PERSON'S. 



Morton, John, III. 59. 

Mr., tutor to David, sixth Earl of Leven 

and fifth Earl of Melville, I. 337, 338. 
Morville, Hugo de, constable of Scotland, 

I. 3 n. 
Richard of, constable of Scotland, his son, 

I. 3 n. 
Mothe Fenelon, De la, French ambassador, I. 

103, 104. 
Moubray (Mowbray) of Barnbougal, John, 1. 126. 

Francis, his son, I. 126. 

of Cambo, William, III. 47. 

Barbara, attendant on Mary Queen of 

Scots, I. 164. 
Moultray of Markinch, Thomas (1483), I. 36, 

38, 39, 43, 78, 175 ; III. 50. 
John, his son, I. 39-41, 43-49, 60, 

175 ; II. 1 ; III. 57, 62-66, 69, 76, 92. 

John, his son, I. 44 ; III. 70-74. 

of Seafield, George, younger (1571), II. 8, 9. 

John, III. 57. 

Moultrays of Seafield, I. 70. 

Mour, David, III. 138. 

Mow, Robert, III. 67. 

Mudie, John, commissioner for Montrose to the 

parliament, 1690, III. 213. 

James, III. 144. 

Isobel Wardlaw, his wife, III. 144. 

Patrick, tenant in Raith, III. 144. 

Dr. Patrick, St. Andrews, I. 367. 

Muir (Mure, Muire) of Ballybregah, James, 

III. 198. 

his wife, III. 19S. 

John, in Drumcorse, III. 145. 

a bailie of Edinburgh, II. 165. 

John, commissioner to parliament for 

Peebles, 1690, III. 212. 
John, commissioner to parliament for Ayr, 

1690, III. 213. 
Muirhead, Mr., II. 264, 266. 

Isabel Lockhart, his wife, II. 264, 206. 
his uncle, II. 266. 



Mulgrave, Lord (1771), II. 274; (1809), 305. 
Mureson (Mwresoun), James, III. 94. 
Murray, Lady Anne, II. 320. 

Lord C4eorge, I. 323 n. 

Lord James (1708), III. 239, 243. 

Lord John (1771), II. 274. 

John, Lord, afterwards second Marquis of 

Athole, I. 235, 236; II. 121, 130, 174- 

177. 
Lord, II. 322. See Moray, ninth Earl 

of. 
Lord William, afterwards Lord Nairne, II. 

116, 261. 

of Abercairny, William, III. 239, 243. 

Robert, his brother, III. 239, 243. 

of Blackbarony, Sir A., commissioner for 

Peebles to parliament, 1640, III. 166. 

of Henderland, II. 318. 

John, Lord Drumcairn, I. 272. 

of Livingstone, Patrick, III. 213. 

James, Lord Philiphaugh, commissioner to 

parliament for Selkirk, 1690, II. 132, 

170 ; III. 212, 238. 

of Polmaise, elder (1708), III. 239, 243. 

of Stanhope, Sir David (1639), III. 164, 

166. 

Sir Gideon, II. 77. 

James, II. 70. 

James (Jacobite), III. 234. 

James, commissioner to convention, 1639, 

III. 164. 

John, cornet, III. 241. 

John, captain, III. 234. 

John, doctor of medicine, II. 226, 227. 

John, a Jacobite agent, II. 214. 

Miss Nicky, II. 270. 

Sir Patrick, I. 324 ; II. 261. 

Sir Robert, I. 286. 

Robert, provost of Methven, I. 188, 189, 

193, 195; III. 155, 157. 
Elizabeth Melville, his wife, I. 183, 188, 

1S9. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



295 



Murray, Elizabeth, their daughter. See Rev. 

George Gillespie. 
Mary and Anna, also their daughters, I. 

189. 

John, their son, I. 1S9. 

Elizabeth Scrimgeour, his wife, I. 189. 
Mushett of Callichatt, HI. 239. 
Myldis, Thomas, grieve to Henry Balnaves of 

Hallhill, III. 119. 
Mylis, Hew, III. 133. 

John, III. 138. 

Mynto, laird of. See Stewart. 

Myrtone, of Cambo, Thomas, III. 1G4, 166. 

Nairn (Nairne), William, second Lord, III. 

239, 241, 242. 
Margaret Murray, Lady Nairne, his wife, 
III. 241. 
Sir David, I. 201, 211-213, 268-270, 276- 

2S1, 283 ; II. 61, 224, 248. 
Napier, Archibald, first Lord, I. 419 ; II. 83 ; 

III. 164, 166. 

Archibald, second Lord, I. 419, 420. 

Francis, Lord, I. 348, 349. 

of Merehiston, Sir Alexander, I. 23, 77. 

his brother, I. 23. 

Preston, of Craigmillar, his wife, I. 

23, 77. 
Helen, his daughter. See Sir John Mel- 
ville of Raith. 

■ Sir Archibald, III. 157. 

of Wrichtishous, Alexander, III. 47. 

Naples, Antonio Pignatelli, archbishop of, II. 

149. 
Nassau, Maurice, Count of. See Prince of 

Orange. 

William, Count of, II. 15. 

Navarre, Antony de Bourbon, king of, I. 135. 
Henry, king of. See Henry the Fourth 

of France. 

Princess of, I. 168, 169. 

Nefe, Sir James of, III. 34. 
VOL. III. 



Neilson, Fergus, III. 175. 

Netherlands, William Frederick, king of the, 

II. 312. 

Newark, David Leslie, Lord. See Leslie. 
Newbattle, Mark Kerr, Lord, I. 106. See also 

Lothian. 

Monks of, I. 3, 14, 16. 

Newcastle, William Cavendish, Marquis of, 

I. 413, 414, 432. 
. Thomas Holies Pelham, Duke of, I. 325, 

334, 339 ; II. 70. 
Newlands, Benjamin, II. 159. 
Newton, Rev. John, I. 362 n. ; II. 279-282, 2S7, 

2SS, 294-296. 
his wife, II. 287, 288, 296. 
Newton Falconer, laird of. See Falconer. 
Nicholaius, physician to King William the 

Lion, III. 5. 
Nicholas, Sir Edward, I. 404. 
Nicolas the Fifth, Pope, III. 23, 29. 
Nicolaus, chancellor of King William the Lion, 

III. 1, 2. 

Nicolson (Nicholsoun), of Newmilne, Thomas, 
III. 149, 151. 

James, III. 98, 112. 

John, HI. 146. 

John, commissary of Edinburgh, III. 140, 

146. 

Thomas, in Cupar, III. 144. 

Ninian, Walter, notary, III. 94. 

Nisbet, of Dirleton, William, I. 339, 350. 

Wilhelmina, his daughter. See Melville. 

of West Nisbet, Sir Alexander, I. 424, 425. 

Misses, II. 261. 

family of, I. 435. 

Nithsdale, William, fifth Earl of, HI. 239, 242. 
Norfolk, Thomas, fourth Duke of, I. 95-97. 
Bernard Edward Howard, Duke of, II. 

74. 
Norgate, Edward, I. 394, 396, 399. 
Normandy, Robert Curthose, Duke of, II. 2. 
Normanville, John, I. 8. 

2Q 



296 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Noroway, Robert, squire, III. 41, 45. 

North, Frederick, eighth Lord, I. 344 ; II. 272, 

274, 275. 
Northesk, David, fourth Earl of, I. 261, 268, 
305, 307 ; II. 199, 243 ; in. 23S. 
Lady Margaret Wemyss, his countess, 

I. 261, 262, 264, 268, 306 ; II. 242. 
Lady Margaret Carnegie, their daughter. 
See Melvdle, George, Lord Balgonie. 

George, sixth Earl of, I. 336 ; II. 290. 

Lady Anne Leslie, his wife, I. 324, 325, 
336, 350, 359 ; II. 260-262. 

William, seventh Earl of, II. 301. 

Northington, Robert, Earl of (1781), I. 360. 
Northumberland, Henry, Earl of, son of King 
David the First, I. 4. 

Thomas Percy, Earl of, I. 87, 138. 

Henry Percy, his brother, I. 87. 
Nottingham, Daniel, Earl of (1691), II. 14S. 



Ochiltree, Andrew Stewart, seeond Lord, I. 
xxxii, xxxv n. ; HI. 110-112. 
James, his son. See Arran. 
William, his son. See Stewart of Monk- 
ton. 
Margaret, his daughter. See Knox ; also 
Ker of Fawdonside. 

Andrew, third Lord, I. 185. 

Octavians, The, I. 120-122, 126, 159. 

Ogill, William, depute director of Chancery, 

III. 109. 
Ogilvie (Ogilbi, Ogilwill) of Airlie, James, sixth 
Lord, I. S9 n. 

of Auchterhouse, Alexander, sheriff of 

Angus, III. 28, 35, 36. 

of Bewfurd, Walter, sheriff- depute of 

Forfar, III. 35. 

of Deskford, Walter, III. 25. 

of Dunlugus, Sir Walter of, I. 179. 

Alison Home, his wife, I. 179. 
Sir George, his son, I. 179. 



Ogilvie, Sir Alexander, Lord Forglen, II. 193 ; 

III. 238. 
of the Glen and of Inchmartin, Andrew, 

III. 20, 22, 26-45. 
Marjory Glen, his wife, IH. 20, 37-39. 
of Inchmartin, David, their son ; III. 26, 

27, 42-46. 
of Kinneff, David, brother of Sir Andrew, 

III. 23-28, 31, 33, 41. 
Christian Glen, his wife, III. 23-25, 28, 29. 

Alexander, their son, III. 26, 31-34; of 

Duntrone, III. 41. 

Margaret and Marion, his sisters, III. 33. 

Christian, also his sister, III. 33, 41. 

(of Inchleslie), Patrick, I. 305. 

of Inchmartin, James (1513), III. 59. 

Patrick, his son, III. 59, 60. 

Sir Patrick (1641), II. S9. 

Colonel, II. 266. 

of Iuverquharity, John (1489), I. 37. 

John (1529), III. 64. 

of Kempcairn, younger, II. 150. 

his brother, II. 150. 

of Lintrathen (Luntrethyne), Sir Walter, 

III. 19, 24, 25. 
Isabella Glen, his wife, III. 19, 20. 

Walter, their son, III. 19, 20, 28. 

■ Andrew, III. 59. 

Sir James, afterwards Earl of Seafield, I. 

235, 236, 243; II. 121, 174, 175, 177, 

179 ; III. 212. See also Seafield. 

■ James, scrivener, III. 180. 

John, Captain, alias John Grierson or John 

Brown, I. 290-292. 

Patrick, II. 201. 

— Patrick (1455), III. 40. 

Walter, III. 64. 

Captain, II. 273. 

Mrs., II. 237. 

Family of, I. xxxi, 436. 

Olifard, David, justiciar, III. 1, 2. 

■ Sir Walter, chancellor, I. 8 : III. 2-4. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



29 7 



Olifard, Sir Walter, the younger, justiciar of 

Lothian, I. 8. 
Oliphant of Hillcairnie, Thomas, I. 125 ; III. 

148, 156. 

of Kyelle, John, III. 53. 

of Newton, Sir William, king's advocate, 

II. 75, 76. 

Patrick, Lord, II. 150. 

David, III. 53. 

David, servitor of Lord Burntisland, III. 

155, 157. 

Helen, III. 148, 157. 

, her son, III. 157. 

Oliver, Mr., II. 272, 275. 

O'Neil (Onel), the Irish chief (1566), I. 87 ; II. 6. 

Sir Phelomie (1643), II. 93. 

Onslow, Sir Richard, II. 301, 302. 

Orange, William of Nassau, Prince of, I. 151, 

168. 

Maurice of Nassau, Prince of, I. 168. 

William, Prince of. See King William 

the Third of Great Britain. 

William the fifth, Prince of, I. 338. 

Princess Anne of Britain, his wife, I. 338. 

Old, Jordan de, III. 1, 5. 

Orkney, Pvobert Stewart, Earl of, I. 124. 

Lady Jean, his daughter. See Sir Robert 
Melville of Murdochcairnie. 
— George Hamilton, Earl of, II. 223. 

Adam Bothwell, bishop of, I. 89 n. 

Orrock of that ilk, James, I. 42 n. ; III. 61. 
Robert, his son, I. 42 n., 50 »., 177 ; 

III. 01, 67. 
Henry, his son, I. 177. 

William, III. 87, 98. 

of Silliebalbie, Alexander, I. 42 n., 50 H., 

177 ; III. 61, 62, 64. 

David, III. 53. 

Henry, in Touch, III. 128, 131, 132. 

Alexander, portioner of Over Grange, III. 

145. 
James, III. 53. 



Osborne, John, commissioner for Ayr to the con- 
vention, 1639, III. 164, 167. 
Oswald, Mr., II. 2/0. 
Overton, Colonel, I. 433, 434. 
Oxenstierna, Axel, chancellor of Sweden, I. 

391, 409 ; II. 90-92, 99. 
Oxford, Robert Harley, Earl of, I. 294, 295 ; II. 

229. See also Harley. 

Packington, Sir John, of Westwood, I. 437. 

Frances Ferrers, his wife, I. 437. 
Paisley, John Hamilton, abbot of, I. 63, 70, 71. 

See also St. Andrews. 
Pait, David, III. 123. 
Palatine, Frederick the Third, Elector, I. 135- 

137, 139. 
his wife, I. 136. 
Duke John Casimir, son of the Elector 

I. 135, 136. 

his wife, a princess of Saxony, I. 136. 

Charles Theodore, Elector, I. 356, 359. 

Charles Lewis, Count, and Duke of Bavaria, 

I. 408. 
Palmer, Richard, III. 5. 

Ysac, his son, III. 5. 
Panmure, William Maule, Earl of, II. 269. 
Pappenheim (Papinhame), Count, II. 83. 
Parbroath, Lady. See John Melville of Raith. 
Park, Captain, II. 290. 
Parker (Parcar), Andrew, III. 32. 
Parkhay, II. 116 (? Hay of Park). 
Paterson (Piteirsoun), John, III. 198. 

John, younger, III. 138. 

Robert, bailie of Coupar, III. 156. 

■ William, writer, III. 119, 120. 

Sir William, Clerk of Council, III. 192. 

Mr., I. 313. 

Paton (Patton), Will., II. 241. 

Mr., a minister, II. 289. 

Paul the Third, Pope, III. 92. 

Peatt, John, III. 156. 

Peden (Peathine), Mr. Alexander, III. 177. 



298 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Peebles, sheriff of, I. 20 n. 

Peirsoun, Agnes, III. 123. 

Pelham, Right Hon. Henry, I. 334. 

Pembroke, Thomas, Earl of, III. 236-23S, 
242. 

Penneeuik, Alexander, surgeon, I. 388. 
Janet Leslie, his wife, I. 38S. 

Dr., of Newhall, his son, I. 388. 

Pennington, Sir John, I. 406. 

Perth, James, Earl, afterwards Duke of, chan- 
cellor of Scotland, I. 203 n., 277, 298-300 ; 
II. 30, 31, 100, 102, 103, 116, 163, 250, 
251, 257 ; III. 183, 192, 193, 214, 244. 
Lilias Drummond, his countess, II. 102. 
Lady Mary, his daughter, II. 102. 

Peter, the chaplain, III. 4. 

Petmedil, Richard of, III. 20. 

Petscothy, Andrew, III. 26. 

Phellis, Sir John, sub-governor of the South 
Sea Company, I. 313. 

Philip, John, II. 70. 

II. 224. 

Philips, George (Londonderry), III. 195, 196. 

Pignerole, Monsieur, II. 278. 

Pincerna, Sir John of, III. 6, 7. 

John of, his son, III. 6, 7. 

Adam, his page, III. 7. 

Pitcairn (Pitkarne) of Forthir, David, III. 87. 

of Pitlour, William, III. 113. 

Pitliver, laird of. See Dempster. 

Pittadro, laird of. See Echlin. 

Pittarrow, laird of. See Wishart. 

Pittenweem, William, commendator of, I. 111. 

Pittillo, John, HI. 150. 

Pius the Second, Pope, HI. 44. 

the Fourth, I. 138. 

the Seventh, II. 313. 

Pizarro, the conqueror of Peru, I. 384. 

Plant, Janet, in Kirkcaldy, III. 122, 145. 

Playfair, John, architect, I. xli. 

Plymouth, governor of (1689), II. 253. 

Polmont (Pollemont), Walter de, III. 5. 



Polwarth, Patrick, Lord, afterwards Earl of 
Marchmont,II. 174, 175, 178, 181; III. 236. 

Pomfret, George, second Earl of, II. 274. 

Porteous, Alie, HI. 123. 

Mr. James, minister of Lasswade, I. xliii. 

Portland, William Bentinck, first Earl of, I. 
212, 233, 236, 269, 270 ; II. 56, 124, 142, 
169, 171, 177-180. 

William Henry Cavendish, third Duke of, 

II. 293. 

William Henry Cavendish, fourth Duke of, 

I. xx. 
Portman, William Henry Berkeley, second 

Viscount, I. 386. 
Emma Selina, his daughter. See Melville, 

Ronald, tenth Earl of. 
Poynt, Sir Charles, H. 93. 
Prat (Pratt), of Tindale, Reginald, I. xlvi, 1 1 ; 

III. 4, 5. 

Margaret, his daughter. See Sir Richard 

Melville. 

Andrew, chaplain, in. 65. 

Gerard, III. 5. 

John, m. 4. 

Reginald, his brother, III. 4. 

Patrick, III. 94. 

Prebenda, Richard de, III. 4. 

Preston (Prestoun) of Valleyfield, Archibald, 

III. 98. 

G., III. 164. 

George, minister of Markinch, I. 337. 

Sir John de, HI. 12. 

John, commissary of Edinburgh, III. 140, 

146. 

II. 93. 

of Craigmillar, I. 23, 77 n. 

his daughter. See Napier. 

Prestonhall, Lord of Session. See Roderick 

Mackenzie. 
Priestley, Dr., II. 298. 
Primrose, James, clerk of the Privy Council, 

HI. 152. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



299 



Pringle, Robert, under secretary of state, II. 
55. 

Robert, Lord Edgefield, II. 267. 

Walter, his brother, governor of St. Kitts, 

n. 267. 

Prussia, Frederick I. , electoral prince of Bran- 
denburg, king of, I. 248, 249, 268 ; II. 56. 
Sophia Charlotte, his wife, II. 56, 58. 

Frederick the Great, king of, I. 35S, 

359. 
his niece, I. 359. 

Purves (Purvis), George, commissioner for Dan 
bar to convention, 1639, III. 164, 167. 

officer, II. 306. 

Pym, Francis, of the Hasells, I. 370. 

Lady Jane Elizabeth Leslie Melville, his 
wife, I. 367, 370; II. 309, 312. 

QrEENSBEREY (Quinsbery, Quinsburay), Wil- 
liam, first Earl of, ILL 166. 

William, first Duke of, I. 277 ; II. 320 ; 

III. 1S2. 

James, second Duke of, I. 238, 242, 257, 

274, 276-279, 281, 284, 285, 287, 289-292 ; 
II. 57, 69, 174, 180, 182-184; mis-named 
fourth Duke, 191 ; 192-195,197, 211, 213, 
224, 227 ; ILL 238, 242. 

Charles, third Duke of, I. 276, 311, 329 n. 

Charles, his son, I. 329 n. 

Quhiteheid. See Whitehead. 

Quinci, Robert de, III. 2. 

Qwittoun, John, vicar of Octerhouse, III. 32. 

Radnoh, Earl of (1708), IH. 242. 

Rae, Rev. Peter, author of ' ' History of the 

Rebellion," I. 292, 293. 

Rait, , servant of John, Earl of Mar, II. 226. 

Pvaith, Alexander, Lord. See Melville. 
Ralph, James, historian, I. 224, 225. 
Rambouillet(Ramboletz), Monsieur, ambassador 

from France to Scotland, II. 3. 
Ranisaj' of Braekmonth, David, III. 109. 



Ramsay of Braekmonth, William, I. 176. 

Helen Bruce, his wife, I. 176. 
William, their son, master of St. Salvator's 

College, I. 176. 

Peter, his brother, I. 176. 

of Clatty, George, III. 109. 

George, apparent heir to the laird of Clatte, 

ILL 39. 

of Colluthie, David (?), I. 61 n. 

Henry, III. US. 

Andrew, squire, III. 27. 

Andrew, chaplain, III. 27 ; parson of 

Ochterdera, HI. 34, 35. 

David, I. 75. 

Mr. David, III. 69. 

— - Duncan of, HI. 17. 

George, colonel and lieutenant-general, I. 

266, 267, 278, 282; II. 119-121, 189, 

190. 
Sir George, commissioner for the Mearns 

to parliament, 1640, III. 166. 

Sir James, II. 86. 

Laurence, HI. 50. 

Peter, IH. 123. 

Brigadier, H. 106. 

Dr., H. 267. 

Family of, I. xlv. 

Randolph, Thomas, ambassador, I. So, 143, 144, 

147, 148, 155 ; H. 3-5. 
Ranie, David, in Touch, III. 150. 
Rannald, James, burgess of Edinburgh, III. 138. 
Rannaldsoun, Robert, III. 122. 
Raphael, the painter, I. 356. 
Rate, Henry, IH. 27. 

John of, IH. 15, 16. 

Richard, his son, III. 15, 16. 

Rattray (Ratry), Mr., surgeon, II. 262. 

Ravelston, Lady, n. 241. 

Reid, of Aikenhead, David, I. 80. 

of Pitlothie, James (1639), III. 164, 167. 

(Rufus), William, burgess of Stirling, 

IH. 8. 



300 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Rembrandt, the painter, I. 360. 

Rennie, David, I. xli. 

Renton of Billie, David, I. 437. 

Dame Agnes, his daughter. See first Earl 

of Leven. 
— of Lamberton, John, I. 419, 437 ; III. 173. 

J. See John Home of. 

Misses, II. 266. 

Reres, laird of. See Forbes. 

Retreven [Tartraven], chaplain of St. Leonard's 

chapel of, I. 16, 17 ; III. 10. 
Reuel, Henry, I. 10 n. 

Richard, III. 5. 

Rhind (Rind, Rynde), Helen, III. 123. 

John, III. 119. 

Mr. William, in St. Johustoun, III. 119. 

Riccartoun (Ricatoun), laird of. See Craig, and 

Drummond. 
Ricci, Monsieur, of Orleans, I. 354. 
Riccio, David, secretary to Mary, Queen of 

Scots, I. xxxi-xxxviii, xli, 84-86, 137-139 ; 

III. 110-112. 
Rich (Riche), Cuthbert, notary, III. 114. 

Duncan, messenger, III. 62. 

J., III. 140. 

R., II. 159. 

Richard, chaplain to King William the Lion, 
III. 1. 

Coeur de Lion, king of England, I. 2. 

Richards, J., engineer, III. 189, 190. 
Richardson, James, I. 36. 

James, commissioner for Pittenweem to 

convention, 1639, III. 166. 

Robert, prior of St. Mary's Isle, III. 102, 

105. 

Samuel, author of "Pamela," II. 315. 

Captain, II. 214. 

Richer, Gilbert, son of, III. 2. 

Richmond, Charles, fourth Duke of, II. 306. 

Riddell, Archibald, minister, II. 145. 

Rigg, William, of Aithernie, I. 161 ; III. 106. 

Dr., II. 263. 



III. 



III. 



Rigg, Madam, II. 277. 

Rippon, Dr., II. 298. 

Robert the Bruce, king of Scotland, I. xlvii, 

26, 115. 

the Second, I. 18 ; III. 9, 12, 13. 

the Third, III. 13, 15, 16. 

Robert, chaplain to King William the Lion, 

III. 4. 
Robert, son of Henry. See Cassingray. 
Robertson of Straloch, Alexander, II. 223 ; 

240. 
of Strowan, Alexander, II. 245, 246 ; 

239, 241, 243. 
his mother, II. 246. 

David, in Cupar of Fife, III. 138. 

Euphame, III. 156. 

Isobel, III. 119. 

John, minister of Edinburgh, I. 440. 

John, III. 119. 

John, maltman, III. 138. 

William, III. 73. 

William (1598), III. 144. 

William, D.D., Principal of the University 

of Edinburgh, II. 267, 275. 
Robinson, Mr., minister of Gargunnoek, II. 

298. 
Robison, Mr. John, III. 94, 95. 
Roe, Sir Thomas, English ambassador to Ratis- 

bon, I. 408. 
Roger, Richard, the son of, III. 6, 
Rokeby (Ruxby), Christopher, I. S6, 87 ; II. 6. 
Rolland, James, III. 95. 

Sir John, notary, I. xlii n. 

Rollo, Andrew, Lord, III. 212. 
Rollock, Major, II. 89. 
Rooke, Captain, II. 139. 

Mr., II. 287. 

Rose, Right Hon. Sir George H, I. 133 n. 
Rosebery, James, first Viscount of, III. 238. 

Neil, third Earl of, II. 267. 

Rosehill, William Hopetoun, Lord, afterwards 

Earl of Northesk, II. 329. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



301 



Ross, Sir John, of Hawkhead (1392), I. 22. 

■ Sir John, his son (1401), I. 22. 

Sir John, of Hawkhead, first Lord, I. 21, 

22. 

Robert, his son, I. 21, 22. 

Agnes Melville, wife of Robert, I. xxxix, 
21, 22 ; III. 46, 47. 

John, their son, second Lord, I. xxxix, xlv, 

21, 22. 

James, fourth Lord, I. xxxvii, xli, xlii. 

Jean Sempill, his wife, I. xli, xlii. 

Hew, his brother, I. xlii n. 

■ Robert, fifth Lord, I. 132; II. 11. 

Jean Hamilton, his wife, I. 132. See also 
Melville, second Lord. 

James, sixth Lord, I. 131, 132. 

Margaret Scott, his wife, I. 131. 

Jean, their daughter, I. 131. 

James, seventh Lord, I. 131. 

William, eighth Lord, I. 131 ; III. 166. 

Robert, ninth Lord, I. 131. 

George, eleventh Lord, I. xliii. 

William, twelfth Lord (16S9), I. 21], 212, 

214, 217-220; II. 40, 154, 249; III. 212, 
226, 238. 

William, fourteenth Lord (1754), I. 22. 

Hon. Elizabeth, his sister. See John, third 

Earl of Glasgow. 

the Lords, I. xli, xliv. 

of Balnagown, David, II. 113, 114. 

Hon. Charles (1689), III. 197, 19S. 

Sir Charles (1799), I. 365, 366. 

Davie, II. 283. 

G., II. 270. 

John de, III. 13. 

John, of Swanston, I. xlii n. 

John, in Tartraven, I. xlii n. 

John Lesley, bishop of, I. xxxviii, 87, S9 «., 

95, 96. 

John, a minister, I. 119. 

John, III. 32. 

Marion, his wife, III. 32. 



Ross, William Elphinstone, bishop of, III. 49. 

William of, chaplain, III. 15. 

Ensign, II. 153. 

Herald, III. 95, 98. 

Rosslyn, James, Earl of, I 374-376. 

Rothes, Margaret Crichton, Countess of, I. 

137 n. 
Andrew, fourth Earl of, I. xxxii, xxxvii, 

89 »., 106, 124; III. 110-112. 
Lady Mary Leslie, his daughter. See Sir 
Robert Melville of Murdochcairnie. 

Norman Leslie, master of, I. 59, 60, 75, 

134, 137 n. 
John, fifth Earl of, I. xxxviii, 393, 434-437; 

II. 89 ; III. 164. 

John, sixth Earl and Duke of, I. xxviii n., 

197, 245-247, 387, 436, 440-442 ; II. 236 ; 

III. 173. 

Lady Anna Lindsay, his countess, I. 436. 

Lady Margaret Leslie, Countess of, II. 

180, 241. 

John, seventh Earl of, I. 312, 313, 316; 

III. 23S. 

Family of, I. 387, 436. 

Rothesay, David, Duke of, III. 16. 

Rovere, Abbe, canon of St. Martin's, Tours, I. 

355, 357. 
Rowan, John, in Kinghorn, III. 144 ; tenant in 

Torbene, 171, 172. 
Rowe, Mr. Anthony, III. ISO. 

Henry, major, II. 200 ; III. 1S9, 190. 

Roxburghe, John, fifth Earl and first Duke of, 

I. 300, 301 ; II. 188, 192, 250-252; III. 235. 
Roy, Rob, L 291. 
Ruat, Mr., II. 266. 

Louisa White, his wife, II. 265, 266. 
Rufus, William. See Reid. 
Ruglen, John Hamilton, Earl of, III. 238. 
Rule, Dr., II. 124. 
Rupert, Prince, I. 414-416. 
Rush, Miss Mary, II. 270. 
Dr. Benjamin, I. 351, 353 n ; II. 270. 



302 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Russell, Lord, I. 110, 154, 200. 

Andrew, merchant in Rotterdam, I. 268. 

Grisell, in Burntisland, III. 138. 

J., II. 270. 

Henry, in St. Andrews, III. 150. 

Mr. (1685), III. 185. 

Mr., II. 2S4. 

Russia, Nicholas, Grand Duke of, II. 325. 
Rutherford of Edgerston, John, I. 336. 

Mary Anne Leslie, his wife, I. 336 ; II. 

329. 

Andrew, Lord, III. 212. 

John, HI. 119. 

John, commissioner for Jedburgh to con- 
vention, 1639, III. 164. 
Ruthven of that ilk, Sir John, sheriff of Perth, 

III. 25, 26, 34, 35. 
Patrick, Lord, I. xxv, xxxiv, xxxv, xxxvii, 

85. 
William, fourth Lord, I. 89 n., 102, 103. 

See also Gowrie, Earl of. 
of Freeland, Thomas, first Lord, III. 164, 

166. 
David, second Lord, I. 256 ; II. 160, 

161 ; III. 208, 224. 
Janet Nisbet, wife of third Lord, I. 

350. 

James, fourth Lord, I. 352 ; II. 284. 

Lady Mary Elizabeth Leslie, his wife, I. 

344, 346, 352, 354 ; II. 275, 278, 2S3, 284, 

300, 312, 329. 

■ Hon. David, their second son, I. 369. 

James, fifth Lord, II. 300, 330-332. 

Mary Campbell, his wife, LI. 332. 
of Dunglas, Major-General Sir John, I. 415, 

435, 437, 438 ; ILL 172. 
Lady Barbara Leslie, his wife, I. 435, 
438. 

Alexander and Francis, their sons, I. 435. 

Alexander, HI. 26. 

Lieutenant-General. See Ettrick. 

Ruxby. Set Rokeby. 



Sabine, Brigadier, II. 246. 

Sadler, Sir Ralph, I. 54, 56 n. 

St. Albans and Clanricarde, Ulick, Earl of, I. 

393. 
St. Andrews, bishops of — 
Arnald, I. 3. 
Roger, I. 7. 
Gameline, I. 13. 
William Lamberton, I. 115. 
William Landell, III. 9, 11-13. 
Walter Traill, HI. 16. 
James Kennedy, IH. 39-41. 

archbishops of — 

William Schevez, III. 49, 79. 
James Stewart, III. 53. 
Alexander Stewart, III. 81. 
Andrew Forman, I. 41, 43 ; III. 61, 70, 
82. 

James Beaton, I. 39, 42, 45-47, 51, 55, 

60, 177 ; III. 71, 74, S4, 85. 

David Beaton, cardinal, I. xlviii, 52, 53, 

55-62, 64-67, 75, 81, 115, 147 ; III. 78-84. 

John Hamilton, I. xlviii, 63, 68, 70, 76, 

89 n., 94, 115; HI. 91-95, 100, 134. 
Patrick Adamson, I. 126, 12S, 155 n. 
John Spottiswood, I. xliii, 59 n., 107 n., 

127, 192 ; II. 83, 234. 
his son. See Sir Robert Spottiswood. 
James Sharp, L 440 ; II. 24, 320. 
his daughter. See Cunningham of Barns. 

George, archdean of. See George Durie, 

commendator of Dunfermline. 

John, prior of, I. 32. 

William, prior of, I. 10 ; III. 9-11. 

Culdees of, I. 7. 

Magistrates of, I. 158. 

Official of, I. 44, 78. 

Prior and canons of, I. 7, 16, 17. 

St. John, Thomas, Lieutenant-Colonel, III. 1S9, 
190. 

Henry, afterwards Viscount Bolingbroke, 

HI. 236.J 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



303 



St. Martin, Alexander de, III. 3. 

St. Monans, laird of. See Sandilands. 

St. Vincent, Sir John Jervis, Lord, II. 329. 

Salisbury, Gilbert Burnet, bishop of, I. 212, 

224, 225. 
Saltoun, William, eleventh Lord, 111. 239. 
Salvius, Dr. G., commissary of King Gustavus 

Adolphus at Hamburg, II. 15, 16, 79, SO. 
Sanders, George, portrait painter, II. 325. 

Gilbert, III. 139. 

Sanderson, William, commander of the yacht 

"Henrietta," HI. 189, 190. 
Sandilands (Sandilandis) of Calder, Sir John, 

IU. 46. 

of St. Monans, James, III. 87, US. 

William (1598), III. 144. 

of Torphichen, James, afterwards Lord 

Torphichen, III. 109, 110. 
an officer in the Coldstream Guards, 

I. 383. 
Saragossa, Augustina, II. 305. 
Savoy, Emanuel Philibert, Duke of, I. xxxvii. 
Victor Amadeus the Second, Duke of, II. 

147. 
Saxony, John-George, Elector of, II. 147. 
Schevez (Cives, Scheuez, Schewes), of Kembak, 

Patrick, III. 120. 

Christian, his sister, III. 120. 

John, HI. 79. 

William, III. 54, 60, 61. 

Schleswig-Holstein, Princess Christian of, 1. 380. 
Schomberg (Schonberg), Frederick, Duke of, I. 

255; II. 119, 122, 125. 
Schomberg and Leinster, Meinhardt, Duke of, 

I. 266, 267 ; H. 239. 
Schutz (Sehutis), Baron, II. 57, 5S. 
Schwerin, M. , master of horse to the Elector of 

Brandenburg, I. 268. 
Selater, Andrew, HI. 9S. 
Scott (Scot), Lord Henry (1692), I. 304. 

of Abbotshall, Thomas, III. S7. 

of Ancrum, Sir John, III. 179. 

VOL. IIL 



Scott of Ancrum, Sir Patrick, III. 212. 

of Balwearie, William (1412), I. xxxi, 23, 

24, 26, 27, 31 ; III. 17-19. 

Marjory, his daughter. See Sir John 

Melville, second of Raith. 

William (1442), I. 31, 32 ; III. 27, 46. 

Sir William (1510), I. 39 ; III. 56, 57, 

60, 61. 

Sir William (1548), I. 75, 181 ; III. 

87, 127, 12S. 

his daughter, III. 128. 

William, his son, I. 75. 

James, I. 181, 1S5. 

Margaret. See John Melville of 

Raith. 

Nicolas, her sister, III. 172. 

Family of, I. xxxi. 

of Bonnytoun, IIL 179. 

of Briery eards, III. 179. 

of Brunshiels, Thomas, I. 181 ; III. 128. 

of Edenshead, Walter, II. 124. 

of Fingask, Alexander, III. 57. 

John, III. 34, 45. 

John, his son, III. 45. 

of Flawcraig, William, I. 31, 36. 

of Harden, Sir William, II. 235 ; III. 212. 

of Highchester, Sir Gideon, II. 235. 

of Langshaw, Patrick, III. 179. 

of Pitlochie, George, I. 133 n., 160 n., 161. 

Rigg, his wife, I. 161. 

of Scotstarvit, Sir John, I. 161 ; III. 160, 

168. 
Margaret Melville, his wife, I. 161. 

of Speneerfield, David, I. 75. 

James, his brother, I. 75. 

of Whitslaid (Quhitslaid), Robert, III. 

164. 

Adam, writer in Edinburgh, I. 1S3. 

Jean Melville, his wife, I. 183 ; III. 172. 

David, in. 59, 61. 

Rev. Hew, author of " Fasti Ecclesiae 

Scoticanse," I. 188, 189 n. 

2 R 



304 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Scott, John, III. 40. 

John, commissioner for Rutherglen to the 

parliament, 1690, III. 213. 

Michael, younger, III. 7. 

Patrick, writer, III. 240. 

Robert, III. 118. 

Sandie, I. 312. 

Thomas (1594), I. 179, ISO. 

■ Thomas (1618), III. 153. 

Thome, III. 61. 

Sir Walter, baronet, I. xxii n., xxiii, Ivi re., 

Mi ; II. 325-327, 38S. 
Charlotte M. Carpenter, his wife, I. Ivi re. 

Sir William, I. 344. 

William, squire, III. 41. 

William, commissioner for Selkirk to the 

convention, 1639, III. 164. 

William B. , I. xxiv n., 

Mr., 11.223. 

Scougal, James, Lord Whitehill, II. 243. 
Scrimgeour (Skrimgeour) of Cartmore, David, 

III. 181. 
of Wester Cartmore, James, I. 189; III. 

171. 
Margaret Melville, his wife, I. 189 ; III. 

154, 155, 161. 

of Myres, Family of, I. 189. 

James, burgess of Dundee, III. 32. 

John, minister at Kinghorn, I. 189. 

Seafield, James, Earl of, chancellor of Scotland, 

I. 237, 275-277, 282; II. 64, 180-182, 
184, 188, 192, 196, 197, 201; III. 236- 
238, 242. 

Seaforth, Kenneth, fourth Earl of, I. 256, 272 ; 

II. 35-37, 156 ; III. 224, 225. 

Lady Frances Herbert, his countess, III. 

225. 

William, fifth Earl of, III. 237, 239, 242. 

Selkirk (Selcraige), Charles Douglas, Earl of, 

II. 180, 223. 
■ William Douglas, Earl of. See also third 

Duke of Hamilton, II. 98, 134. 



Sempill, P^obert, Master of and third Lord, I. 

89 re.; III. 87. 
John, commissioner for Dumbarton to the 

convention, 1639, III. 164. 
Seraher, Lieutenant, II. 153. 
Seres, David, vicar of Monymele, III. 29. 
Servais, concierge to Mary Queen of Scots, 

II. 7. 

Session, Lords of, II. 169, 170. 

clerks of, H. 169, 170. 

Seton (Seaton) George, Lord, afterwards fifth 

Earl of Wintoun, III. 235. 

of Barns, Sir John, I. 119. 

of Lathrisk, John, III. 87. 

laird of Parbroath, I. 187. 

Jean Sinclair, his wife, I. 187. 

David, apparent of Parbroath, I. 187 n. 

David, III. 138. 

Sevell, Lieutenant, II. 153. 

Seymour, Sir Edward, II. 171. 

Shan, Duke de, III. 1S8. 

Shanks, Rev. Alexander, Jedburgh, II. 298. 

Shannon, Richard, second Viscount, II. 254. 

Sharp, Sir William, I. 272. 

Sharpe, Charles Kirkpatrick, I. xxi, 368 ; II. 

314-324, 327. 
Renton (Lamberton), his mother, II. 

324. 
Shavott, General, II. 101. 
Shaw (Schaw) of Greenock, John, III. 164, 167. 

William, master of works, III. 142. 

Sheriff (Shirra), Rev. Robert, Kirkcaldy, II. 298. 
Shirrard, Daniel (Londonderry), III. 195, 196. 
Shrewsbury, Charles, Earl and Duke of, II. 

104, 134 ; III. 194, 195. 
Shutz, Colonel, I. 333. 
Sibbald (Sebald, Sybbet), of Letham, David, 

III. 113, 139. 

Alan, III. 66. 

David, III. S9. 

Elizabeth, I. liii ; III. 49, 50. 

Mr. John, III. 95. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



305 



Sibbald, Sir Robert, I. xlix, li. 

Thomas, HI. 17. 

Family of, I. liii, 434. 

Sigmour, John, III. 161. 
Simon, III. 4. 

Randulf, his son, III. 4. 
Simpson (Symesone), David in Dysart, III. 

145 ; commissioner for Dysart to the 

convention, 1639, III. 164. 

William, cashier, Royal Bank, II. 297. 

Sinclair, Henry, first Lord, I. 42 n. 

Lady Elizabeth Keith, wife of William, 

Lord, III. 70. 

Henry, Lord (1598), I. 177 ; III. 144. 

Elizabeth Forbes, his wife, III. 144. 

William, his son, III. 144. 

James, master of (1592), III. 136 n. 

John, Lord (1640), I. 410; III. 166. 

Henry, Lord (1708), III. 237, 239, 243. 

— John, Master of (1746), II. 261. 

Lady Margaret Stewart, his wife, II. 261, 
262. 

of Freswick, James, II. 145, 146. 

of Lees, Magnus, I. 177. 

— Sir Robert, Lord Stevenson, II. 160 ; III. 

238. 

Edward, III. 47. 

G., III. 120. 

John, III. ISO. 

Sir John, II. 321. 

Oliver, I. 56. 

Sir William of, I. 25. 

Colonel (1641), I. 403. 

Skene (Skeen), Sir Andrew, of Auchtertool, I. 
405, 406. 

James, laird of Grange (16S9), II. 121. 

John, clerk of register, III. 141 , 142, 147. 

Mrs., II. 261. 

Skirling (Skrilling), John of, III. 34, 35. 
Slade, Mr., I. 360. 
Slezer, John, II. 43. 
Sloan, Sir Hans, I. xlix. 



Smalame, John of, III. 22. 
Smale, Sir Henry, III. 22. 

Smith (Smyth), Abel, of Woodhall Park, M.P., 
I. 370. 
Lady Marianne Leslie Melville, his wife, 

I. 370 ; II. 309, 316, 317, 327, 328. 

of Grothill, Sir John, commissioner for 

Edinburgh to the convention, 1639, III. 
164, 167. 

George, commissioner for Pittenweem to 

parliament, 1690, III. 213. 

James, commissioner for St. Andrews to 

parliament, 1690, III. 213. 
John, speaker of the House of Commons, 

II. 205, 206. 
Nicholas, III. 59. 

Robert, commissioner for Perth to parlia- 
ment, 1690, III. 213. 

Samuel, of Woodhall Park, M.P., I. 370. 

Charlotte, his daughter. See Hon. Alex- 
ander Leslie Melville. 

Henry, his third son, I. 370. 

Lady Lucy Leslie Melville, his wife, I. 
367, 370 ; II. 309, 316, 317, 327, 328. 

William, III. 59. 

Cornet, II. 135. 

Mrs., III. 186, 1S7. 

Smollett, Tobias, the novelist, I. 329. 

Solmes, Count of, II. 119, 133, 143. 

Somers, John, Lord, I. xxi, 233; II. 204-208, 
210, 211. 

Somerset, Edward Seymour, Duke of, Protectorof 
England, I. 64, 65, 67, 69; III. SS, S9, 104. 

Charles, sixth Duke of, III. 238, 242. 

Robert Kerr, Earl of, I. 127 ; II. 75, 77. 

Somerville (Simmervaile), Hugh, Lord (154S), 

III. 87. 

John, commissioner for Renfrew to con- 
vention, 1639, HI. 164. 

J., commissioner to convention, 1639, III. 

164. 

Francis, I. xliii. 



305 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Somerville, Major, II. 132. 

Sotheby, auctioneer, London, I. xxi n. 

Soult, Mareehal, I. 382, 384. 

Southesk, Charles, fourth Earl of, I. 258, 259 ; 
II. 239 ; III. 192. 

Earls of, I. 75. 

Spain, Charles the Second, king of, II. 244. 

Charles the Third, king of, II. 277. 

Ferdinand the Seventh, king of, II. 305. 

Spalding, John, the historian, I. 392. 

Spence (Spens) of Condie, John, advocate, III. 
102, 105. 

■ David, commissioner to parliament for 

Rutherglen, 1640, III. 167. 

David, commissioner for Anstruther Easter 

to parliament, 1690, III. 213. 

Peter, III. 123. 

Richard, advocate, I. 177. 

Archibald, his son, I. 177. 

Elizabeth, his daughter. See James Stewart 

of Allanton. 

Captain, I. 311. 

Colonel (1631), II. 19. 

Spittel of Leuquhat, Alexander, III. 212. 

Spottiswood, John, historian. See St. Andrews. 

Sir Robert, of Newabbey, president of the 

college of justice, II. 234. 

Spowart, John, tenant of Turbane, III. 57. 

Stael, Madame de, II. 322. 

Stafford, George Granville, second Marquis of, 
II. 315. 

Elizabeth, Countess of Sutherland, Mar- 
chioness of, his wife, II. 315. 

Stair (Stairs), Sir James Dalrymple, first Vis- 
count of, I. 204-206, 217, 234, 235 n. ; II. 
160-165, 170, 241 ; III. 185, 193, 196, 
197, 223. 

Sir John, second Viscount and first Earl 

of, I. 204-206, 217, 221, 223, 225, 227, 
231, 232, 234, 235, 265 ; II. 32, 52, 53, 
111-113, 148, 155, 172, 241 ; III. 185, 
196, 223. 



Stair, John, second Earl of, I. 319, 339 ; II. 241. 
Stamford, Henry Grey, first Earl of (1632), I. 

398. 
Stan, Adam, son of, III. 5. 

William, his son, III. 5. 
Standing, Anthony, II. 7. 
Stark, Thomas, tenant of Garden, I. 178. 
Stayley, Mr., II. 265. 
Steill, Pat., vintner in Edinburgh, I. 257. 
Stevenson (Stinsoun), Lord. See Sir Robert 

Sinclair. 

■ Adam, in Burnmouth, III. 98. 

, a banker, III. 235. 

Stevine, Alexander, III. 127. 

Stewart (Stuart), Alan Fitzwalter, steward of 

Scotland, I. 8. 
Robert, steward of Scotland. See King 

Robert the Second. 

Lord James. See Earl of Moray. 

of Allanton, James, I. 178. 

Elizabeth Spens, his wife, I. 177, 178. 
of Appin, Robert (1708), II. 167 ; III. 214, 

233, 239, 243. 

■ Family of, II. 167. 

of Ardseal, John (1708), III. 214. 

John, fiar of, his son, III. 213-215. 

of Boigs, III. 240, 243. 

of Castlemilk, William, I. 274. 

of Cragy, Sir John, I. 19. 

Sir John, Lord of Innermeath, III. 17. 

of Lany, John, III. 47. 

of Lome, I. 23, 27. 

his daughter. See Melville. 

of Monkton, Sir William, I. xxxv n. 

of Mynto, Sir Walter, III. 166. 

of Rosyth, Robert, I. 173, 174. 

Henry, I. 50 »., 177. 

Henry, his son, I. 177. 

; Family of, I. 173. 

of Stannachie (Tannachie) (1708), III. 239, 

243. 
of Traquair, Sir Robert, I. 108. 



IXDEX OF PERSONS. 



307 



Stewart, Alan, III. 13. 
-C., II. 275. 

Mr. Dougal, III. 239. 

Francis, son of Francis Stewart, Earl of 

Bothwell, I. 127, 128 ; II. 75-77. 

George, burgess of Edinburgh, III. 60. 

Sir James (1650), I. 429. 

James, I. 202; III. 184-187. 

James, provost of Edinburgh, II. 265. 

James, commissioner for Elgin to parlia- 
ment, 1690, III. 212. 

Sir James, lord advocate, I. 269; II. 121, 

176. 

Mr., II. 261. 

Sir James, president of the Privy Council, 

III. 238. 

Sir John Wishart Belsches, of Fettercairn, 

I. 352 ; II. 282, 284. 
Lady Jane Leslie, his wife, I. 352 ; II. 272, 
275, 27S, 282, 2S4. 

Williamina, their daughter. See Sir 

William Forbes of Pitsligo. 

Right Hon. J. A., II. 319. 

Hon. Mary Mackenzie, his wife, II. 319. 

John, Brigadier, I. 310. 

Michael, II. 319. 

Robert, I. 29. 

Sir Robert, III. 17. 

Thomas, commissioner for North Berwick 

to parliament, 1690, III. 212. 

Sir Walter, sheriff of Perth (c. 1420), III. 38. 

Walter, commissioner for Banff to parlia- 
ment, 1690, III. 21.3. 

William, Captain (1641), I. 404. 

William, Colonel (1583), I. 105-107. 

William, Colonel (1689), III. 188-190. 

Mr., M.P., Cookstown, II. 299. 

Mrs. and Miss, II. 299. 

Stirling (Striling, Striuelin, Striueling), of Car- 
den or Garden, Archibald, III. 239, 243. 

Jean (Herbertshire), Lady of Glorat, II. 

266. 



Stirling, of Keir, James (170S), III. 240, 243. 

of Kippendavie, Charles, III. 240, 243. 

George, commissioner for Edinburgh to the 

parliament, 1690, III. 213. 

John of, squire, III. 22. 

John de, III. 5. 

Andrew, parson of Inchethor, III. 6. 

Stirling-Maxwell, of Keir and Pollok, Sir 
William, I. 334)!., 380. 
Lady Anna Maria Leslie Melville, his wife, 

I. xiv, 334 n., 379, 380. 

Sir John, of Pollok, their son, I. 3S0. 

Archibald, of Keir, also their son, I. 380. 

Stoddart, Alexander, minister at Falkland, I. 
244. 

Barbara Melville, his wife, I. 244. 

James, merchant in Edinburgh, I. 244. 

Stormont (Stormontt), Mungo, second Viscount 
of, H. 88, 89 ; III. 166. 

David, fifth Viscount of, III. 239, 241, 242. 

Marjory Scott, Viscountess of, his wife, 

III. 241. 

David, master of, their son, III. 241. 

Strachan, , a Jacobite, II. 150. 

Strahan, Mr., king's printer, II. 268, 269. 

his wife and daughter, II. 268. 
Straiton, Alexander, of Lauriston, I. liv. 
Straloch (Stralough), laird of. See Robertson. 
Strang, Mr., II. 270. 
Strathallan (Strathalau), William Drummond, 

second Viscount of, II. 31. 
William, fourth Viscount of (1745), I. 322; 

II. 230. 

Strathenry, William, of that ilk, III. 39. 
Strathern, Gilbert, third Earl of, I. 7. 
Strathmore, Patrick, third Earl of, III. 193. 
John, fourth Earl of, I. 272 ; II. 222 ; III. 

240. 

John, tenth Earl of, II. 324. 

Strathnaver, John, Lord, II. 38, 199, 201, 238 ; 

III. 197. See also fifteenth Earl of 

Sutherland. 



308 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



II. 



113, 



Strathnaver, William, Lord, II. 60, 66. 

Straton, Michael de, III. 6. 

Strickland, Miss, authoress, I. xxiii, xxvi. 

Striuelynsir, Ferbals de, III. 8. 

Strowan, laird of. See Alexander Robertson of 

Strowan. 
Suckling, Sir John, Mayor of Newcastle, 1641, 

I. 402, 403. 
Suffolk, Henry, Earl of, deputy Earl-Marshal 

of England, II. 69. 
Summer (Sommer), Robert, III. 155. 
Sumter (Lindsay ?) of Octermoinsse, III. S9. 
Sunderland, Charles, Earl of, I. 303, 313 

225, 248 ; III. 236-238, 242. 
Sussex, Earl of, I. 95, 143. 
Sutherland, John, tenth Earl of, I. 89 )). 
George, fourteenth Earl of, II. 117, 

144 ; III. 20S, 212. 

John, fifteenth Earl of, H. 114, 117, 118. 

William, sixteenth Earl of, I. 359 re. 

Mary Maxwell, Countess of, I. 334 n. 

Elizabeth, Duchess and Countess of. 

334 n. See also Stafford. 
Swan, Godwin, son of, III. 5. 

James, III. 56. 

Sweden, Charles the Ninth, king of, I. 392. 

Gustavus Adolphus, king of, I. xx, xxvii- 

xxix, 389-391, 417, 420, 434, 437; II. 
13-21, 77-80, 82, 91, 92; III. 175. 
Christina, queen of, I. 391, 431, 432, 434 ; 

II. 91, 92. 

Charles the Tenth, king of, I. 431, 433 ; 

. II. 98, 99. 

and Norway, Joseph Francis Oscar, king 

of, I. xxxi. 
Swedes, II. 13, 17-20. 
Swinton (Suintoun), Alexander, Lord Mersing- 

ton, II. 170. 

styled " Nabob," II. 266. 

Thomas, III. 138. 

Sydserf, Archibald, commissary depute, I. 419. 
Sym, Alexander, advocate, III. 120, 123. 



I. 



Symonds, II. 296. 

Betsy, his daughter. See Emory. 

Symontoun, William, saddler, III. 139. 
Symple, Thomas, III. 13. 

William, III. 6. 

Symsone, Cristian, III. 138. 

James, official of St. Andrews, III. 64, 65. 

John, notary, III. 45. 

Taaffe (Taffe), Nicholas, second Earl of, II. 106. 

Tait, lieutenant of H. M.S. " Voluntaire,"IL'305. 

Talbot, Sir George, II. 331. 

Miss, II. 332. 

Talmash (Talmatch), Thomas, Lieutenant-Gene- 
ral, I. 266. 

Talleyrand, French statesman, II. 313. 

Talpe, James, III. 122. 

Talyhefere, Robin, III. 22. 

Tarbat, George, Viscount of, I. 200, 202, 203 re., 
210, 221, 226, 227, 231-233, 241, 247, 257, 
261, 262, 277-279, 284, 285 ; II. 30, 31, 
104, 105, 242, 243 ; III. 180, 197. 
Margaret, Countess of Wemyss, his wife, 
I. 261 ; II. 242, 243. 

John, Master of, III. 198. See also second 

Earl of Cromartie. 

Tarpersey, laird of (1689), ? Gordon, II. 103. 

Tarras, Walter Scott, Earl of, II. 235. 

Tenducci, Signor, II. 265. 
his wife, II. 265. 

Thayn, of that ilk, Alexander, III. 39. 

Thirlstane, John Maitland, Lord, I. 114, 117, 
118, 121, 156, 157, 159. See also Mait- 
land. 

Thomasson, William, III. 20. 

Richard, of Petmedil, his son, III. 20. 

Thomson of Charlton, Mr., II. 263. 

Alexander, commissioner to parliament for 

Haddington, 1640, III. 167. 

Edward, III. 150. 

Janet, tenant in Smylheland of Monymail, 

in. 78. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



309 



Thomson, Margaret, II. 261. 

John, III. 120. 

Thomas, Deputy Clerk Register of Scot- 
land, I. lvi-lviii. 
Mary Hay, his mother, Ivi n. 

Thomas, a chaplain, I. 48 n. 

Will., III. 22. 

William, III. 59. 

a minister, II. 28S, 2S9. 

a music-master, II. 260. 

Thomwith, Mr., II. 4. 

Thorald, Alexander, son of, III. 5. 

Thornton (Throntoun), Henry, M.P., I. 362, 

385; II. 292, 296, 297, 309, 310. 

his wife, II. 310. 

Marianne, their daughter, II. 310. 

Sophia, their daughter. See Melville, 

John, eighth Earl of. 

John of (1445), III. 30, 39-41. 

■ John, of Clapham, I. 360-363 ; II. 282, 

285-289, 292, 293, 296, 297. 
Lucy, his wife, I. 360, 361 ; II. 279-282, 

285-288, 292, 293. 
Jane, their daughter. See Alexander, 

seventh Earl of Leven and sixth Earl of 

Melville. 
Robert, I. 364, 382 ; II. 292, 293, 296, 300- 

302. 

his wife, I. 364. 

Samuel, I. 371, 373 n., 382, 385 ; II. 2S7, 

292, 293, 296, 302. 

his wife, II. 293. 

Harriet, their daughter. See Melville, 

John, eighth Earl of. 
Thornybank, laird of, II. 150. 
Throckmorton, Sir Nicholas, I. xxiv, 84, 90-93, 

141. 
Thyne, William, bailie of Dundee, III. 29. 
Tiffin, Zacharias, Major, III. 1S9, 190. 
Tilly, Count, I. 390 ; II. 79. 
Tinwald, Lord. See Charles Erskine. 
Tiri, John of, Temple bailie, Dundee, III. 19. 



Tod, John, III. 122. 

Torcy, Monsieur, III. 233, 2.34. 

Torphichen, James, first Lord. .See Sandi- 

lands. 

Walter, sixth Lord, III. 212. 

James, seventh Lord, I. 334. 

Torrie, laird of. See Wardlaw. 

Torrington, Admiral George Byng, Lord, II. 

128. 
Touch, laird of (1708), III. 239, 243. 
Tours, abbe of St. Martin's of, II. 276. 
Townshend, Charles, Viscount, III. 242. 

Mr., a preacher (1768), II. 264, 269. 

Totten, Sir Achatius, II. 20. 

Traill, of Diunork, Alexander, I. 189. 

John, younger, I. 189. 

Bathia Melville, his wife, I. 189 ; III. 154, 

155, 161. 

Andrew (1534), I. 47-49 ; III. 69, 70, 72, 75. 

James, his brother, I. 49 n. ; III. 70, 72, 

73, 76. 

Andrew (1550), III. 95. 

Dr. James, bishop of Down, II. 269. 

Robert, minister at Panbride, II. 269. 

professor at Glasgow, his brotlu. 

II. 269. 

Mr. , of Hobister, II. 264. 

Mrs. , bookseller, II. 260. 

Traquair, John Stewart, first Earl of, II. 83. 
Charles, fourth Earl of, III. 237, 239, 

243. 
Treby, Sir George, attorney-general of England, 

II. 14S. 
Trotter, Dr. , II. 293. 
Troup, or Trollop, Richard, messenger, III. 95, 

97. 
Tullamore, Charles William, Lord, afterwards 

second Earl of Charleville, II. 330. 
Harriet Charlotte-Beaujolois Campbell, 

his wife, II. 330. 
Tullibardine, John, Earl of, II. 178. See also 

Murray and Athole. 



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INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Tullideph of that ilk, Walter, I. 336. 

his daughter. See Hon. Alexander 

Leslie, son of Alexander, fifth Earl of 

Leven and Melville. 
Tulloch (Tuleh) of that ilk, Walter, III. 35- 

37, 44. 

Wat., his son, III. 35, 44, 45. 

Tullus, Mr. John, minister at Wemyss, III. 133. 
John, commissioner for Anstruther Wester 

to convention, 1639, III. 164, 167. 
Turnbull, Alexander, chaplain, III. 54 ; notary, 

III. 51, 114. 
Robert, tutor to Alexander, second Earl of 

Leven, I. 439. 
Turner, Sir James, Colonel, I. 3S8, 392, 410, 412- 

416, 421, 423 ; II. 93. 

Joseph Mallord William, painter, II. 327. 

Tuscany, Leopold the First, Grand Duke of, I. 

356. 
Tweeddale, John, second Earl and first Marquis 

of, I. 242 ; III. 208, 233. 

John, second Marquis of, II. 1S4, 185. 

John, fourth Marquis of, I. 319, 320. 

Tweedie (Twedy), James, III. 95. 
Tycheseye, Thomas, in Surrey, I. 2. 

John and Alicia Malevyle, his heirs, I. 2. 
Tynnyngham, William, parson of the kirk of 

Melville, I. 19. 
Tytler, Patrick Fraser, historian, I. xxxiv, 90, 

10S. 

Unwin, Mrs., II. 288, 296, 297. 

Upton, Arthur, esquire, III. 217. 

Urquhart (Vrquhart), Alexander Seton, Lord, 

III. 141, 142. 
Ursus, Robert, son of [Fitz-Urse], III. 2. 
Urwick, Mr., II. 223. 

Vaixancb (Valleng, Vallineh) of Pitteadie, 
John, I. 46-49 ; III. 69-72, 74, 75. 

David, his brother, I. 49 n. ; III. 70, 72, 76. 

George and Henry, also his brothers, I. 

49 n. ; III. 70, 72-74, 76. 



Vallance, Henry in Wester Gellat, III. 98. 

John, III. 61. 

Vallances, The, I. 46, 48. 

Valoniis (Ualoniis), Philip de, chamberlain to 
King William the Lion, III. 1, 2. 

Vandals, The, II. 13, 17-20. 

Vander-Graaff, William Jacob, governor of 
Java, I. 352. 

Jacomina Gertrude, his daughter. See 

Hon. George Melville Leslie under Mel- 
ville. 

Vandyck (Vandike), Anthony, the painter, I. 
360. 

Vaudemont, Prince, II. 173. 

Vento, Signor, II. 275. 

Vere, Horatio, Lord, I. 389. 

Ralph de, I. 10 n. 

Vernon, Lady Elizabeth, II. 319. 

James, secretary to James, Duke of Buc- 

cleuch and Monmouth, II. 29. 

Victoria, Queen, I. xli n. 

Vkermundt, Hopman (Hauptmann) of, II. 81. 

Volontiers, Colonel, II. 153. 

Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet de, I. 357, 
358. 

Waddet, (Waddle), bailie, shipbuilder, An- 
struther, I. 341 n. 
Waldegrave (Waldegraue), Robert, printer to 

King James the Sixth, II. 11. 
Waldeve, Earl, III. 1, 2. 
Walker (Valcar, Walcare) of Innerdovat, Dr. 

James, I. 336. 
Lady Mary Leslie, his wife, I. 330; II. 

275, 310-313, 328, 329. 

Leslie, C. B., their son, II. 312, 313. 

his brother, II. 313. 

Andrew, in Wester Gellat, III. 98. 

Dr. George (Londonderry), II. 105, 106. 

John, notary, HI. 70. 

Mr., Collessie, II. 325, 326. 

Wallace (Valace) of Craigie, II. 103. 
Archibald, HI. 31. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



311 



Wallace, Duncan, III. US. 

J., commissioner to convention, 1639, III. 

164. 
Patrick, commissioner for Kingliorn to 

parliament, 1690, III. 213. 

Sir William, Guardian of Scotland, II. 267. 

SirWilliam( 1689), Captain, II. 102,236,237. 

Wallenstein (Wallenstoune), Count, I. 3S9 ; II. 

S3. 
Walpole, Horace, I. 360. 

Sir Robert, I. 316-31S ; II. 66, 67, 227,228. 

Walsingham, Sir Francis, English ambassador, 

I. 106, 109, 151, 152. 
Walwood, John, in Touch, III. 53. 

William, I. 155 n., 166 n. 

Wantoun, Jouet, III. 156. 

Wardlaw, of Berntoun, Andrew, III. 47. 

of Torrie, Andrew (?), III. 145. 

Effie, III. 161. 

Isobel. See James Mudie. 

Nichole, III. 144. 

Thomas, III. 150. 

Wardroper, Thorn, mair of Gowry, III, 34. 
Warner, Mr., II. 287. 
Warrender, Colonel, II. 273. 

Lady, II. 332. 

Washington, General George, I. 351, 353 n. 
Watson, of Grefisston, William, III. 22. 

John, shepherd in Pitscottie, III. 145. 

[George], a midshipman, II. 301. 

Watts, Dr., the hymn-writer, II. 293. 

Dr. (1639), I. 394. 

Wauchope, of Niddry, Sir John (1639), III. 

164, 166. 
Mr., 11.278. 

, his eldest son, II. 278. 

Webster, Sir Godfrey, II. 319. 

Wedderburn (Waderburn, Wodderburne), 

Alexander, m. 138. 

Alexander, commissioner to parliament 

for Dundee, 1640, III. 167. 

Dr., I. 441. 

VOL. III. 



Weimar (Veimers), Bernard, Duke of, II. 3S, 87. 
Weir (Were), Captain, II. 81, 218. 
Wellesley, Sir Arthur. See Wellington. 
Wellington, Arthur, Duke of, I. 379, 382-3S4 ; 

II. 306, 312, 313, 327. 
Wellis, Robert, notary, III. 50. 

Wemyss, of that ilk, John, son of Michael, 

Lord of, I. 7. 
Sir John, and of Reres (1400), I. 27, 

28 ; III. 17, 37, 245, 246. 
Isobel Erskine, his wife, III. 20, 37. 
David, their son (1427), III. 20-22, 25, 

20, 245, 246. 
Sir John, his son (1440), I. 23, 38 ; 

III. 25-32, 34, 39-41, 43, 45, 46, 246. 

, sister of Sir John, III. 28, 31. 

Sir John (1503), I. 77 ; III. 54. 

Margaret, his daughter. See Sir John 

Melville of Raith. 

Sir David (1510), I. 40; III. 57. 

David (1526), I. 40, 42, 45 ; III. 66, 

71, 73. 

Sir John (154S), I. 73. 

Isobel, his daughter. See Hugh, eighth 

Lord Lovat. 

David (1566), I. 1S2; III. 113, 132, 133. 

Sir John, first Earl of, I. 180 ; III. 166. 

David, second Earl of, I. 196, 245, 3S7 n., 

43S, 440, 441 ; II. 235. 
Lady Margaret Leslie, his countess, I. 196, 

245, 438, 441 ; II. 26, 235, 236. 
Margaret Wemyss, Countess of, their 

daughter, I. 202, 257-262, 268, 273, 438 ; 

II. 174, 235, 236, 238-240, 242, 243. See 

also Tarbat. 
Lady Anna, her daughter. See David, 

third Earl of Leven. 
David, third Earl of, I. 259-261, 286, 304 ; 

II. 199, 201, 202, 238, 239, 243, 244, 

246-249. 
James, fourth Earl of, I. 311, 314, 358, 

359 n. 

2 S 



312 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Wemyss, Francis, seventh Earl of, II. 321. 

Margaret Campbell, his countess, II. 321. 
Walter, their son, II. 321. 

Hon. James, of Wemyss, II. 276. 

of Bogie, Sir James, I. 23, 182, 184 ; III. 

132, 150. 
Margaret Melville, his wife, I. 182, 184 ; 

HI. 132. 
James, Ludovic, and Patrick, their sons, 

I. 184. 

Sir John, I. 193, 425; II. 234. 

laird (1695), II. 241. 

his mother, II. 241. 

of Caskieberran, James, I. 17S, 179. 

Janet Durie, his wife, I. 178, 179. See 

also Martin. 

of Craigtoun, John, III. 150. 

of Kilmany, Alexander, III. 22. 

John, III. 39 ; of St. Andrews, III. 30. 

of Lathoker, Alexander, III. 86. 

James, I. 178. 

of Logie, James, III. 144. 

of Pittencrieff, John, I. 178. 

of Reres, Thomas, III. 30. 

of Wemyss Hall, Colonel, II. 327. 

Alexander, servant of John Moultray of 

Markinch, I, 48, 49 re. ; III. 69, 70. 

David, his son, I. 49 re.; III. 70, 72, 76. 

Andrew of, HI. 31. 

Gavin, III. 54. 

James, general of artillery, I. 162 ; II. 99, 

James, commissary of St. Andrews, III. 162. 

William, III. 66, 67. 

of Wemyss, Family of, I. xxxi. 

Westmoreland, Jane Saunders, wife of John, 

tenth Earl of, II. 330, 331. 
Westshiels, laird of. See Denham. 
Wharncliffe, James Archibald, Lord, I. 375. 

Whitbread, , scholar at Eton, I. 371. 

White (Whyte) of Lumbany, John, I. 175. 

Robert in Bannettle (?), his brother, I. 175. 

Bob, II. 265. 



White, Louisa, his sister. See Ruat. 

James, III. 156. 

John, burgess of Kirkcaldy, I. 175. 

Alison Loudoun, his wife, I. 175. 

James, their eldest son, I. 175, 176. 

Katherine Napier, his wife, I. 176. 

Mr. , of Stockbridge, factor for the Duke 

of Douglas, I. 333. 

Whitefield, Rev. George, I. 318, 350; II. 258- 
260, 264. 

Whitehead (Quhiteheid), Philip, sheriff-depute 
of Linlithgow, III. 116 re. 

Whitehill, James Scougal, Lord, II. 243. 

Wichtman, Thomas, in Burntisland, III. 138. 

Widdringtoun, John, Captain, III. 207-209. 

Wigtown, John, Earl of, I. xxxviii ; III. 166. 

Wilberforce, Mrs., sister of Mrs. Thornton, II. 
285, 293-296. 

Mr., II. 293, 310. 

Wilkes, John, II. 264, 267. 

Wilkie, Sir David, R.A., I. 368; II. 325, 328, 
334, 335. 

William the Conqueror, I. 2, 401. 

William the Lion, king of Scotland, I. xvi- 
xviii, xxx, xxxi, xl, xlv, 6, 8-11, 14, 194 ; 
III. 1-6. 
David, his brother. See Earl of Huntingdon. 

William, his chaplain, III. 5. 

William the Third (Prince of Orange), I. ix, xvi, 
199, 201, 203-239, 242, 243, 248, 249, 251, 
253-256, 261, 264-266, 268-273, 275, 278, 
280, 281, 297, 342, 343; II. 31-35, 37-48, 
51-56, 104-107, 109-119, 121-123, 125-150, 
152-156, 158-160, 162-164, 166-171, 173- 
1S3, 209, 253-255, 321 ; III. 190-207, 209- 
212, 215-230, 232. 
Queen Mary (Stewart), his wife, I. xvi, 203, 
204, 217, 220, 251, 269 ; II. 43, 47, 52, 
109, 112, 114, 115, 148, 15S-160, 166, 
255; IH. 195-197, 199-203, 205, 215, 216, 
21S, 222, 225, 226, 232, 233. 

the Fourth, I. xxi ; II. 74. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



313 



Williams, William, servant of James, Duke of 
Buccleuch and Monmouth, II. 29. 

Rev. Daniel, Moorfields, I. 243. 

Williams, Deacon, Labouchere, Thornton and 
Co., I. 384, 3S6. 

Williamson, Rev. David, moderator of the pres- 
bytery of Edinburgh, II. 321 ; III. 215, 
216. 

Colonel, his great-grandson, II. 321. 

James, commissioner for Peebles to the 

convention, 1639, III. 164. 

John, official of Brechin, III. 29. 

John, commissioner for Kirkcaldy to the 

convention, 1639, III. 164. 

Marion, in Kirkcaldy, III. 122, 123. 

Wilson, David, in Dundee, III. 156. 

John, HI. 66. 

John, notary, III. 50. 

William, in Cupar, III. 138. 

Lieutenant-Colonel, II. 124. 

Mr., II. 298. 

Windebank, Sir Francis, secretary of state, I. 

393, 395, 401. 
Winter, Admiral de, II. 300, 301. 
Wishart (Wischert) of Pittarro, , c. 1420, 

I. liv. 
Sir John, I. xxxii. ; III. 102, 105, 

110-112. 

George, the reformer, I. 58, 66. 

Major, III. 197, 198. 

Wolfe, James, Major-General, II. 274. 
Wolsely, William, Lieutenant-Colonel, III. 189, 

190. 
Wood (Wod), of Lambielethame, Alexander, 

III. 145. 

of Largo, Andrew, I. 180. 

Andrew, younger, III. 113. 

of Tilliedavie, John, I. 81. 

James, III. 122. 

William, servant of John Moultray of 

Markinch, I. 45, 49 n. ; III. 69, 71. 



Wood, William, I. 49 n.; III. 70. 

Mr. (1689), II. 117. 

Worcester, Lord, II. 315. 
Wotton, Edward, I. 153, 154. 

Henry, I. 110. 

Wrangel, Felt-marschal, II. 86, 87. 

Wright (Wricht, Wrycht), Colin, jockey to 

David, third Earl of Leven, I. 25S. 

John, squire, III. 18. 

John, rector of Kynnell, III. 29. 

Wrowyng, Robert, III. 101. 

Wiirtemberg, John Frederic, Duke of, I. 166. 

Charles Eugene, Duke of, I. 359. 

his brother, I. 359. 
Wylie, John, III. 138. 
Wynrame, George, commissioner to convention, 

1639, III. 164. 

Yester, James, seveuth Lord, I. 128. 

Margaret Ker, his wife, I. 128. 
John, Lord, afterwards second Earl of 

Tweeddale, I. 415; III. 164, 166. 
John, Lord, afterwards second Marquis of 

Tweeddale, II. 151. 
Charles, Lord, afterwards third Marquis 

of Tweeddale, III. 328. 
Yle, de. See Lisle. 
York, James, Duke of. See King James the 

Seventh. 

Henry Benedict, Cardinal, I. 355. 

Colonel, I. 329. 

Young, David, HI. 148, 149, 156, 157. 

Henry, notary, III. 131, 133. 

John, tenant in Shawsmill, III. 144. 

■ Mr. Peter, I. 112. 

Robert, notary, III. 55. 

Thomas, ITI. 156. 

Mr., Hawick, II. 298. 

Yrlande. See Ireland. 

Yuill, Andrew, merchant in Dysart, III. 150. 

Robert, vicar of St. Andrews, III. 150. 



314 




OF PLACES 



ABBOTSHALL(Abbotis Hall, Abbottis hale), bouse 
of, I. li, lii, 46, 111 re., 125; III. 71, 74, 
125, 126. 

parish of, I. li. 

Abden (Abdene, Abtane, Abthane) of King- 
horn, lands of, I. 43, 52, 53, 78, 173, 174, 
181 ; III. 70, 101, 108, 144, 145. 

Orchard of, I. 53. 

Aberdeen, I. 15, 120, 123, 318, 336, 365, 366, 
387, 392, 393 ; II. 71, 150, 158, 162, 258 ; 
III. 167, 213. 

shire, I. 304, 387. 

Aberdour, lands and barony of, I. 48 ?(., 103 n. 

Abergeldie (Abergeldy), II. 158. 

Abernethy, I. 387. 

Aboyne, II. 15S. 

Achallader, III. 218. 

Achlasky (Auclasky), III. 24, 25. 

Admure (Adinur), III. 171. 

Airdit, II. 317. 

Airdrie, lands of, I. xv. 

Aiton, II. 241. 

Aix in Provence, I. 329. 

Albim, II. 79. See Elbe. 

Alcantara, Bridge of, I. 384. 

Allinstoune, I. 304. 

Alloa (Alloay, Allouy, Alloway), II. 106, 107, 
192-194 n., 200, 213 re., 303. 



Alnwick, I. 9, 322, 323 ; II. 224 ; III. 236. 

Castle, I. 9, 10. 

Alryss, III. 12. 

Altringham, I. 413. 

Alyth (Elliott), I. 430, 432. 

America, I. 161, 330, 335, 351, 353 re., 359 ; II. 

274, 309. 

South, II. 333. 

Amsterdam, I. 133 n.; II. 78, 101; III. 184, 

187. 
Anclame, II. 87. 
Andirstoun. Sue St. Andrews. 
Angers, II. 278. 
Angus, I. 24 ; II. 8S, 97. 
Annan, III. 212. 
Anstruther Easter, III. 213. 

Wester, I. 340; III. 164, 212. 

Antrim, II. 93. 

Antwerp, I. 265, 359 ; II. 240. 

Appletreeball, III. 179. 

Aprebaux, II. 52, 53. 

Aranjuez, II. 313. 

Arbroath (Arbroith, Arbrothoc), I. 10, 250 ; 

III. 35, 37, 250. 
Arbuthnott House, I. liv. 
Ardargie (Ardardy), lands of, III. 23-25. 
Ardat, lands of, I. 407. 
Ardclach, parish of, I. 385. 



INDEX OF PLACES. 



315 



Ardgcmr (Argour), II. 167. 
Argyllshire, I. 85 ; III. 166, 212. 
Armagh (Armach), II. 93, 94. 
Armethe, I. 11 ; III. 4. 
Arngask, I. 162. 
Arthurley, lands of, III. 12. 
Astracan, I. 368 ; II. 309. 
Athole, I. 251, 399 ; II. 8S-90, 143, 214. 

regality of, III. 38. 

Auchterderran, I. 189. 
Austria, I. 383 ; II. 332. 
Avon (Auiu), river, I. 12 ; III. 4. 
Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, manor of, I. 381. 
Ayr (Air, Aire, Ayre), I. 435; III. 164, 166, 
167, 183, 213. 

shire, I. 165, 169; III. 1S3, 1S4, 212. 

Tolbooth of, III. 183. 

Ayton, II. 240. 

Badenoch (Baydinoch), II. 128, 150, 221, 231. 

Badminton, II. 314. 

Bagshot, II. 13. 

Balbarton (Balbertane), Easter, I. 31, 35, 36; 

III. 50. 
Balbie, lands of, I. 125. 
Balbirnie Bridge, I. 200. 
Balcaskie, II. 263. 
Baleormo, lands of, I. 7. 
Baldovie, estate of, I. liv. 
Balfour, II. 326. 

Balgally, III. S, 9, 11, 15, 16, 59, 60. 
Balgarvie, I. 243, 244 ; III. 155. 
Balgonie (Balgony), aisle at, II. 263. 
Castle or House, I. lii, liii, 298, 299, 301, 

349, 399, 430, 432, 436, 437, 439, 440 ; 

II. 251, 257, 263, 300, 302, 303, 326; 

III. 176, 178, 244. 

lands and barony of, I. lii, liii, 259, 304, 

434, 435; III. 49. 
Ballachastel (Ballacasteel). See Grant Castle. 
Ballindalloeh (Bedendalloch), II. 150, 151. 
Ballormy, lands of, I. 16. 



Balmuto (Ballmulto, Balmowto), I. 28; III. 

23-25, 46, 62. 

chemys of, III. 46. 

Balnagown, III. 197, 198. 

Balquhidder, stewartry and lordship of, I. 287. 

Baltic Sea, I. 347, 389. 

Balwearie (Balweri), lands and barony of, I. xxxi, 

xlix, li, 24, 27, 305 ; III. 5, 19, 46. 

Castle, I. xxxi ; III. 46. 

Banff, II. 237, 289 ; III. 213. 

shire, III. 212. 

Barbadoes, II. 149. 

Barledue, I. 29S, 300 ; II. 250. 

Barnton, II. 283. 

Basle, I. 357. 

Bass (Basse) Rock, I. 161 ; II. 40, 111, 113, 116, 

117; III. 177. 
Bath, I. xix, 239 ; II. 177. 
Bathgate, church lands of, I. 4. 
Bavaria, II. 331. 
Bedford, II. 296. 

county of, I. 370. 

Belfast, I. 351 ; II. 33, 34. 

Belford, III. 236. 

Belgium, II. 17. 

Bennochie (Bannettle ?), I. 175. 

Bergen-op-Zoom (Bergompzon), II. 27. 

Berlin, I. 248, 249 ; II. 56 n., 57, 253. 

Berne, I. 357, 358. 

Berwick (Banvick, Berewic, Beruik, Bervick), 

I. 15, 83, S6, SS, 91-93, 103, 113, 141, 
143, 154, 163, 201, 280, 295, 321, 322, 393, 
394, 396, 400, 403 ; II. 2, 60, 61, 133, 183, 
211, 217, 256; III. 2, 166, 233, 235, 236. 

shire, I. xlvii, 161, ISO, 424, 435-437, 440 ; 

II. 316 ; III. 213. 
Bethune, I. 326. 

Biel (Beil), II. 214, 222. 
Eighty, I. 30S. 

Blackford (Blackfoord), I. 308. 
Blackheath, II. 293, 294, 296. 
Blackhill, Little, I. 12. 



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INDEX OF PLACES. 



Blackness Castle, I. 58, 161 ; II. 40. 
Blair- Athole, II. 121, 226, 227 ; III. 241. 

Castle of, I. 3S7 ; HI. 241. 

Blenheim, I. 353. 

Blexen (Blexum), II. 79. 

Bog, The, II. 97. 

Bogie (Bogy), lands of, II. 9. 

Boglillie, I. 434. 

Bohemia, I. 409. 

Bolton (Bowtoun), I. xxvii ; EL 8. 

Bonn, I. 359. 

Borders, The, I. 9, 143, 154, 394, 396-400, 412, 

418, 423. 
Borgue, parish of, I. 169. 
Boroughbridge, III. 236. 
Borthwick Castle, I. 141. 
Borthwickshiels, lands of, I. xlvii. 
Bothwell Bridge, I. 198 ; III. 182. 
Boulogne, I. 330. 
Bowhill, Wester, I. 1S9. 
Bowhouse, III. 118. 
Boyne, river, III. 231. 
Braemar, II. 113, 158, 168, 220. 

Castle, II. 168. 

Brandenburg, court of, I. 296 ; II. 19, 253. 

town of, I. 390. 

Branston Hall, Lincolnshire, I. 370. 

Breda, I. 236 n., 426. 

Bremen (Breme), I. 390 ; II. 15, 16, 77, 79. 

Brest (Brist), I. 134, 291, 365 ; II. 154, 157, 

279 ; in. 188, 234, 241. 

St. Matthew's Cloister, III. 188. 

Brewhouse, I. 304. 

Bristol, II. 259. 

Britain, Great, I. 218, 295, 296, 307, 317,339, 347, 

359 n., 390 ; II. 17, 51, 53, 62, 63, 70, 91, 

92, 101, 153, 205-210, 214, 221, 229, 249, 

253, 256, 312 ; III. 185, 242. 

North, II. 66, 67, 227. 

Brittany (Bretagne), I. 355 ; II. 278, 279 ; III. 

188. 
Brookehall, III. 189. 



Broughty (Brochty, Brouchty) Crag, III. 87, 
S9, 103. 

Castle, I. 65, 66. 69. 

Brounside, III. 26. 

Bruges, I. 266 ; II. 147. 

Brussels, I. 265 ; II. 26, 27, 147, 240. 

Buccleuch estates, I. 197, 199, 243, 306. 

Buchan, II. 158. 

Buckie, II. 220. 

Buckingham (Bucks), I. 364 ; II. 294. 

Burley Castle, I. xxiv. 

Burlington Bay, I. 322. 

Burntisland (Brintiland), Bruntyland Wester, 
Kinghorn), I. 45 n., 71, 111 n., 114, 
119, 125, 127, 162, 167, 196, 330; II. 77, 
233 ; III. 125, 126, 138, 145, 164, 212. 

barony and regality of, I. 125, 162. 

castle, tower or fortalice of, 1. 9S n., 125, 161. 

haven or port of, I. 98n., 125. 

lands of, I. 162. 

Sea Mills of, I. 162. 

Bute (Butt), III. 166. 

Buteland, I. xlviii, 18 ; III. 14. 

Buxton, I. 359 ; II. 279. 

Byrecleueh, lands of, I. 180. 

Byrehills, III. 144. 

Bywell, I. 413. 

Cairnie. See Murdochcairnie. 

Calais, I. 153, 326, 330. 

Calcutta, I. 369; II. 306, 307, 321. 

Callange, lands of, I. 26 ; III. 17. 

Calmpthout, II. 190. 

Camberwell, II. 293. 

Cambresis, Chateau, I. 134. 

Cambridge, Trinity College, I. 386. 

Cammure, Loch, II. 97. 

Camperdown, II. 300. 

Cape of Good Hope, I. 369 ; II. 307. 

Caproneston, lands of, I. 26. 

Carberry Hill, I. 141. 

Carden, lands of, I. 40, 178, 179, 306 ; II. 258. 



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Cardenden, I. 28. 

Cardross, II. 278. 

Cargour (Cargowre), lands of, I. 33 ; III. 52. 

Carisbrook, I. 421. 

Carlingford, II. 122. 

Carlisle, I. 323 ; II. 133, 326 ; III. 233. 

Carlsruhe, I. 359. 

Carnbee, barony of. I. lv. 

parish of, I. lv. 

Carolina, North, I. 335. 

Carriok (Carrik), III. 38. 

Carrickfergus (Craigfergus), I. 410, 411 ; II. 33, 
34, 93, 95, 122. 

Carslogie (Carsloggie), I. xii, xv ; III. 155. 

Cartland's (Cartluns) House, II. 224. 

Cartmore, Wester, I. 189. 

Cary in Rannoch (Rennnoh), II. 245. 

Cassel, II. 56 u. 

Cassingray, lands of, I. 194, 306 ; II. 258. 

Castello Branco, I. 384. 

Castlehill, I. 304. 

Castlesteads, II. 267. 

Cawdor Castle, I. 365, 366. 

Cawmills (House of Edrington), I. 53, 54, 396 ; 

II. 2. 
Ceylon, I. 352. 

Channel, English, I. 321, 330. 
Chantilly (Chantilier), Forest of, I. 327, 328, 

330. 
Charlemont, II. 93, 94. 
Charleroi (Charleroy), II. 171. 
Charlestown, I. 335. 
Charterhouse, Priory of. See Perth. 
Cherrytrees, II. 321. 
Chester, I. 251 ; II. 31. 

Clackmannan (Clacmanan), III. 5, 164, 166. 
Clapham, I. 364; II. 279, 282, 2S5, 2S9, 292, 

293. 
Clatt (Clait), II. 103. 
Clayness Sands, I. 71. 
Cleves (Cleve), I. 249, 268 ; II. 253. 
Clifton, I. 323 n. 



Clunie (Cluny), II. 114. 

Clyde, River or Water of, II. 160. 

Clydesdale, I. 4, 14; II. 115. 

Coblentz, I. 359. 

Cobrinetscroft, lands of, I. 5. 

Cockenzie, I. 322. 

Coilquhalie, III. 113. 

Coldooats, I. xii. 

Coldingham, I. 396. 

Coldstream, I. 403. 

Coleraine, II. 22. 

Collessie, I. 319 ; II. 325, 326, 328. 

churchyard of, I. 161. 

Easter. See HaUhill. 

parish of, I. 147. 

Cologne, I. 359. 

Coluthie, II. 103. 

Colzean, II. 319. 

Commercolly (in India), II. 306. 

Coni (Conie) in Piedmont, II. 147. 

Constantinople, II. 119. 

Cookstown, II. 299. 

Copthall, II. 127, 129. 

Corgarf, II. 168. 

Corstorphine, I. 197. 

Coulmony, lands of, I. 385, 

Cowdenknowes, II. 326. 

Cowslip Green, I. 364. 

Craig, parish of, I. liv. 

Craigfudie (Craigfudy), III. 79. 

Craigincat, I. 259, 434. 

Craigtoun, lands of, I. lv. 

Crail, I. 107 n. 

Cromartie (Cromerty), III. 197. 

Cromdale (Cromdaile), II. 151-153 ; III. 231. 

Crossen, I. 390; II. 81. 

Crossraguel Abbey, I. 165. 

Cullen, II. 220, 266 ; III. 212. 

Culloden, I. 323. 

Culross (Culroise), I. 314, 435 ; III. 167. 

Cumberland, county of, I. 433, 436, 439. 

Cunnochyee, III. 155. 



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INDEX OF PLACES. 



Cupar (Coupar, Coupir, Coupper, Cowper), I. 
49, 105, 197, 258, 358, 367, 379, 441m; 

II. 1, 233, 258, 271, 290, 313, 315-317, 
333, 335 ; III. 37, 57, 59, 69, 13S, 144, 
14S, 149, 155, 156, 167, 212. 

court-house of, III. 108. 

Moor, I. 135. 

Currie, parish of, I. xlviii, 18. 

Dades, I. 304. 
Dailly, I. 184. 
Dairsie, I. 80, 150. 

Mill and mill lands of, I. 80. 

Chapel of St. Leonard, near, I. 80. 

Dalhousie, I. 12. 

Dalkeith (Dalketh), I. xliii, 19 n, 149, 301 ; 

III. 15, 17. 

Castle, I. 65 ; II. 244, 268. 

lordship of, III. 179. 

parish of, I. xli, xliii. 

regality of, III. 63. 

Dalmahoy (Dammahoy) House, I. xxiii ; II. 68. 
Darien, Isthmus of, I. 238, 239, 273 ; II. 186. 
Darlington, I. 402 ; II. 224 ; III. 236. 
Deinse (Deynse), I. 266 ; II. 173. 
Denmark, I. 114, 153, 155, 159, 168, 1G9, 389; 

II. 331. 
Denny, church of, I. xlvi. 
Derby Hills, I. 331. 
Derry. See Londonderry. 
Dewsburgh, III. 187. 
Diegone, II. 178. 
Dijon, I. 355. 
Dinant, II. 175. 
Dirleton, I. 110. 
Dixmude (Dixmuyd), I. 266-268 ; II. 172, 

173. 
Don, Eiver, II. 97, 168. 
Donaghadee, bay of, II. 105, 106. 

port of, II. 300. 

Doncaster, I. 331 ; III. 235. 

Dornoch, III. 212. 

Dover, I. 326, 330, 431 ; II. 134, 272. 



Dowart Castle, II. 218. 

Down (Downe), county of, II. 93 ; III. 198. 

Downs, The, II. 246. 

Drogheda, II. 122. 

Dron (Drone), I. 407; III. 24, 25, 28, 30, 31, 45, 

46. 
Drumbo, II. 93. 
Drumcorse (Drumcors), lands of, I. 137 ; III. 

145. 
Drummeldrie, I. 303, 306, 309 ; II. 258. 
Drummond Castle, I. 252 ; II. 257, 321 ; III. 

241. 

regality of, I. 287. 

Drumpellier (Dunpelder), lands of, I. 4. 

Dryburgh Abbey, II. 316. 

Dublin, I. 351 ; II. 22, 95, 108, 154, 156, 299. 

Castle, II. 33-37. 

Phoenix Park, II. 306. 

Dumbarton (Dumbartane, Dwnbartane), I. 94 ; 

III. 164. 

Castle, I. 94, 142 ; II. 40, 65. 

shire, III. 213. 

Dumfries (Drumfres, Drumfries, Drumfrishe), 

I. 83, 184 ; II. 9 ; III. 166, 167, 212, 

213. 
Dunaveg Castle, I. 53. 
Dunbar, I. xxxvi, 65, 88, 140, 322, 340, 396, 

427, 428, 430, 432, 435 ; III. 164, 167. 

Castle, I. 53 ; II. 2. 

Dunbog (Dunbulg), lands of, I. 37. 

Dundalk, II. 122. 

Dundee (Donde, Dundie), I. 65, 69, 107, 116, 

120, 158, 170, 318, 430; II. 25, 258, 

298; III. 19, 29, 31, 41, 88, 89, 104, 136 «., 

148, 156, 164, 167, 233. 

Petyr Telouris land, III. 19. 

Dundonald (Dundownalde), I. 31 ; III. 51. 
Dunfermline (Dunfermelyne, Dunfermling), I. 

13, 48, 71, 195. 318 ; II. 23, 180; III. 9, 

48, 72, 76, 99, 160, 167. 
abbey or monastery of, I. 75, 185 ; III. 

47, 48, 53, 85, 90, 125, 126, 161. 
- court-house of, III. 53, 98. 



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Dunfermline, Erskiue's meeting-house, I. 318. 
regality of, I. 162, 166, 177, 182 ; III. 47, 

53, 54, 73, 74, 76, 85, 98, 112, 130, 15S. 

chapel of the, III. 54. 

parish of, I. 165. 

Dungannon, II. 93. 

Dunglas, I. 397, 399. 

Dunkeld (Dunkell),- 1. 155; II. 119-121 ; III. 241. 

See of, I. 407. 

Dunkirk (Dunkirke), I. 287, 292, 321, 354; 

II. 17, 50, 62, 63, 154; III. 230, 233. 
Dunnichen, II. 309, 317. 
Dunuottar, II. 319. 
Dunolly (Dunolich), III. 214. 
Duns (Dunce), I. 398. 

Castle, I. 398. 

Law, I. 397, 398. 

Dupplin (Duplin), II. 269. 

Dura (Durachmure, Dwray), lands of, I. 26, 27, 

30, 31, 34, 36, 75 ; III. 18, 19, 50. 
Durham, I. 402 ; II. 273 ; III. 236. 

See of, I. 402. 

Du Sallats (? Du Chalets), Forest of, in France, 

I. 327. 
Dusseldorf, I. 359. 
Dysart (Disart, Disert, Dysert), I. 2S n., 31, 

39, 187 ; III. 50, 56, 70, 122, 123, 145, 

150, 164, 245. 

■ House, I. xxvi n. 

in Angus, estate of, I. liv. 

Ebor. See York. 

Edensmoor(Edinsmure),I. xii, xlix, 12S, 191, 305. 

Edinburgh, passim. 

Ainslie's Tavern, I. 89. 

Archbishop of St. Andrews' house, III. 50. 

Beech-wood, near, I. 335. 

Borthwick's Close, II. 135. 

Bruntsfield Links, I. 334. 

Canongate, I. 157, 200, 257, 272, 423; II. 

102, 221, 314. 

■ church, I. 319. 

VOL. III. 



Edinburgh, Canongate, Moray House, I. 423. 

Canonmills, II. 315. 

Castle, I. xxvii, 3, 6, 13, 71, 72, 79, 80, 

97-101, 102 n., 109, 126, 133 n., 143- 
146, 163, 250, 255-257, 263, 264, 270-273, 
275, 277-279, 2S2, 283, 285, 2S7-2S9, 292, 
293, 297, 393, 400, 405, 407, 419, 423, 
425, 426, 428 ; II. 6, 41, 42, 54, 57-59, 
61, 62, 65, 66, 69, 102, 103, 122-125, 129, 
130, 13S, 183, 188, 1S9, 191-194, 213, 
215, 218, 221, 226, 256 ; III. 164, 190- 
192, 225, 230, 233, 237. 

Castlehill, I. 272. 

Castle Street, North, I. lvi n. 

South, I. lvi?i., lviii. 

Comely Gardens, II. 266. 

Cowgate, II. 314. 

Cross Keys, I. 346. 

Custom House, II. 300. 

Fortune's Tavern, I. 333, 346. 

George Street, I. lvi n. 

Greyfriars Church (Old), II. 298. 

Greyfriars Church (New), I. 244 ; II. 266. 

Churchyard, II. 323. 

Heriot's Gardens, II. 266. 

High Street, I. 285. 

Holyrood House or Palace, I. xxxiv, 55, 87, 

101-115, 117, 13S, 141, 156, 158, 165, 
257, 406, 408; II. 9, 10, 70, 75, 314; 
HI. 168, 176. 

Abbey, I. 4, 407 ; II. 102. 

Chapel, I. 157. 

Sanctuary of, II. 324. 

James' Court, I. 331. 

James Stewart's Close, I. 258. 

Lauriston, II. 298. 

Leven Lodge, I. 334 n. ; II. 263. 

Street, I. 334. 

Magdalen Chapel, II. 272. 

Market Cross of, III. 97. 

Milne's (Mill's) Square, I. 30S. 

Nether Bow, II. 102. 

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INDEX OF PLACES. 



Edinburgh, Nicolson Square, I. 346. 

Old Stamp-office Close, I. 346. 

Parliament Close, II. 260. 

House, I. 404, 408, 426. 

Princes Street, H. 314, 317, 320, 323. 

Potterrow, I. 392. 

Queen Street, II. 322, 324. 

Register House, I. xxx %., lvii. 

St. Andrew's Square, I. 346. 

St. Giles' Church, I. 288, 333, 346. 

■ Old or South Church, I. 346. 

Sciennes, I. 244. 

shire (Midlothian), I. xxxix-xlviii, 1, 3, 4, 

II, 18, 19, 23, 366, 443 ; III. 14, 15. 
Spriug Gardens, II. 298. 

Theatre-Royal, II. 265. 

Tolbooth of, I. 419, 425 ; II. 105, 124, 234; 

III. S6, 103. 
Tron Church, I. 258. 

University of, I. 310, 319, 337, 338 ; II. 

1S9 n. 

West Church, II. 282, 321. 

aisle, I. 336. 

Wright's Houses, II. 103. 

Edmonton, I. 346. 

Eduam (Edenham), I. S ; III. 2. 

Edrington. See Cawmills. 

Egerton, II. 313. 

Egypt (Egipt), I. 133, 347, 379, 3S0. 

Elbe (Albim), river, I. 391 ; II. 79. 

Elcho (Elchoke, Blchyok, Elchyoke, Elyhoke), 

I. 262; II. 245 ; III. 7, 23-25, 28, 30, 31, 

35. 
Eleyth, III. 145. 
Elgin, town of, II. 151 ; III. 212. 

shire, III. 213. 

Elginhaugh, I. xL 
Elie, I. 344. 

House, I. 340. 

Ellandonan (Island Donald), I. 256 ; III. 224. 

Elvas, I. 383. 

Enghien (Engien), I. 265. 



England, passim. 

Enniskillen (Inniskellin), II. 106. 

Enzie (Eanyie), II. 220. 

Erfurt, II. 19, 20. 

Errol, I. 261, 436; II. 242. 

Esehellis, HI. 28. 

Escurial, the, II. 313. 

Esk, North, river of, I. xxxix, xliii, 18. 

Estyrhyld Cleffe, I. 16; III. 9. 

Eton, I. 371, 379, 386. 

Ettrick, river, II. 326. 

Europe, I. 239, 347, 391 ; II. 1S2, 204. 

Everton, II. 293. 

Eyemouth, I. 396. 

Fairnie, Easter, I. 407 ; in. 155. 

Wester, III. 155. 

Fala Moor, I. 56. 

Falk (in Germany), II. 81. 

Falkirk, II. 298. 

church of, I. xlvi. 

parish of, I. xlvi. 

Falkland (Faukland), I. 60, 120, 135, 171, 244. 
palace of, I. 57, 104, 114, 149, 150, 157, 

189 »;.; III. 18, 40. 
Fastcastle, I. 141 n. 

barony of, I. 179. 

Feddinch (Fedinch, Fedynch), I. 24, 31-34, 38, 

181, 183; III. 50, 52, 55, 128-131, 143, 

145, 149. 
Ferney, near Geneva, I. 358. 
Ferrybridge, II. 241. 
Ferryport-on-Craig, South (South Ferry of Port- 

ineraig), lands of, I. 125, 12S, 280. 
Fettercairn, II. 284. 
Fife, passim. 

Crown lands of, I. 316. 

Findhorn, river, I. 385. 

Finland, II. 86. 

Flanders, I. 224, 264-269, 312, 339, 352, 359 n.; 

II. 63, 147, 149, 227, 248, 260 ; HI 228. 
Flawcraig, III. 26. 



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Flodden, I. 22, 40. 

Florence, I, 355. 

Fod, South, I. 165, 166 n. 

Fontainbleau, I. 328. 

Fordel, I. 144. 

Forfar, II. 121 ; III. 35, 36. 

shire, I. lv, 11, 336, 430; II. 309, 317; 

III. 166. 

Fort-Augustus, II. 230, 231. 

Fort-George, I. 365. 

Port- William, I. 291 ; II. 159, 166, 169, 231; 
III. 219, 240. See also Inverlochy. 

Forth, Firth of, I. 6, 23, 39, 65, 119, 288, 394, 
395, 398, 430. 

Foulden, I. 113. 

France, I. xxiii, 41, 53, 55 n., 61, 62, 65, 67, 76, 
81, 82, 87-91, 100, 101, 102 n., 129, 133- 
136, 138, 141, 147, 155, 164, 167, 168, 
173 n., 178, 227, 2S8-292, 298-300, 326- 
329, 332, 335, 347, 354, 356, 424 ; II. 64, 
68, 78, 136, 145, 146, 154, 179, 217, 220, 
250, 251, 257, 270, 277, 278, 279, 311 ; 
III. S6, 89, 185, 1S8, 225, 226, 230-235. 

Frankfort, I. 381. 

on the Oder, I. 390 ; II. 13, 14, SI. 

Freeland, II. 313. 

Erendraught, II. 150. 

Fribourg, I. 358. 

Fumes (Furne), I. 263, 266. 

Fyvie (Fywe), II. 237. 

Gaikd, Court of, II. 224. 

Gala, river, II. 326. 

Galloway, I. 168 ; HI. 212. 

Galway (Gallaway), H. 149. 

Garioch, lordship of, I. 387. 

Garvock (Garvock wood), I. Ill n., 165. 

forest of, I. liv. 

Brownies' Leys in, I. liv. 

parish of, I. liii. 

Gask, II. 313. 

Gata, Pass of, in Spain, I. 382. 



Gelly, Loch. See Lochgelly. 

Gemblours (Giblours), II. 148, 177, 178. 

Geneva, I. 357, 358 ; II. 334. 

Genoa, I. 356. 

Germany, I. 136, 249, 382-392, 394, 395, 406, 

408, 413, 420, 434 ; IT. 13, 19, 79, 80, 87, 

91, 253 ; III. 167. 
Gerona, II. 305. 
Gerpins, II. 149. 
Gestendorff, II. 79. 
Gethsemane, II. 281. 
Ghent, II. 173. 

Gibraltar, I. 351 ; II. 300, 305. 
Gilmerton, I. xli, xlii. 
Glamis (Glammes), II. 222 ; III. 24, 60. 
Glasgow, I. xxi, 133 n., 291, 352, 368, 435 ; II. 

127, 129, 135, 139, 150, 269, 27S, 279, 

298, 308, 312, 327 ; III. 164, 167. 

Blackfriars Church, I. 352. 

diocese of, III. 32. 

Tron Church, I. 368. 

Glassmonth, I. 28. 

Glen, lands and lordship of, III. 23, 24, 28, 30, 

31, 35. 
Glenbervie (Glenbarve), lands of, I. liv, 24. 

parish of, I. liii, 1S4. 

Glencane woods, II. 94. 

Glencoe (Glencoan), I. 221, 234,272; II. 169; 

III. 213, 214. 
Glendevon, I. 162. 
Glenerochquhi, III. 38. 
Glenestoun (Glenystoun), III. 55, 245. 
Glenferness, I. xv, xvi, 3S5, 3S6. 
Glenfinnan, I. 321. 
Glenlivet, I. 120 ; II. 152. 
Glenlyon, II. 124. 
Glennyslands, III. 24. 
Glenshira (Glain Shire), II. 115, 116. 
Gloucestershire, I. 416. 
Gluckstadt, II. 79. 
Golgotha, II. 281. 
Good Hope. See Cape. 



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INDEX OF PLACES. 



Gordon Castle, II. 103, 220. 
Gorton, I. 12. 

barony of, I. 18 ; III. 14. 

Gosford, II. 322. 
Gowrie (Gouery), III. 34. 

Garse of, I. 430, 436 ; III. 42. 

deaneiy of, III. 7. 

Gracemount, formerly Priesthill. See Liberton. 

Grange, lands of, III. 70. 

Grangemnre, Grangemyre, I. 103 re., 124, 125. 

Grant Castle, II. 151, 220. 

Grantham, I. 331. 

Granton (Grendun), I. xl, xlv, 6-9, 17, IS, 21 ; 

III. 2, 3. 
Gratz, I. 387 re. 
Greece, I. 373 ; II. 329. 
Greenwich, manor of, II. 21. 

port of, I. 296, 298 ; II. 79, 256. 

Greenyards (Grenyharde, Grene Yardis), III. 

19, 26, 27. 
Greincastle, II. 93. 
Grenada (Grenades, The), II. 267. 
Grendun. See Granton. 
Gretoun, church of, I. 169. 
Grieston (Grefestoun, Greviston), I. xl, xlviii, 

18,2022; III. 14, 15, 22. 
Groningen, I. 33S. 

Buterenstraadt in, I. 338. 

Guadiana, river, I. 383. 
Guben on the Oder, I. 390. 
Guildford, I. 335. 

Haddington (Hadingtone), I. 50 ; II 240, 265; 

III. 164, 166, 167. 
shire (East Lothian), I. 3, 6, 67, 170, 397 ; 

III. 213. 
Hague, The, I. 133 re., 249; II. 51-53, 56 re., 78, 

80, 177, 217, 253. 
Halifax, I. 416. 
Halkhead (Halkeit), barony of, I. 22. 

Castle of, II. 11. 

Halle (Hall), I. 265. 



Hallhill (Easter Collessie), lands of, I. ix, xii, 

xv, xvi, 147, 151, 160-162, 243, 385, 386 ; 

III. 117-119. 

Wards Park of, I. xii. 

Hallmyre, or Myrehall, I. xl, xlvii, 19 ; III. 16. 

Halls, lands of, I. xliv, xlv. 

Hallyards, I. 57. 

Halstead, manor of, I. 2. 

Ham, II. 234. 

Hamburg, I. 248 ; II. 14, 15, 17, 77, 79, 80. 

Hamilton, I. 93 ; II. 144. 

Hampton Court. See London. 

Hannow, II. 86. 

Hanover, II. 55, 56, 58, 59. 

Hartlepool, I. 402. 

Hasells, The, I. 370. 

Hassia. iSee Hesse. 

Hatton, II. 276. 

Hawick, II. 298 ; III. 179, ISO. 

Hawthornden, Castle of, I. xl, xlvi-xlviii. 

lands of, I. xlvi-xlviii, IS, 19; III. 14-16. 

Havelberg, II. 79. 

Havre de Grace, I. 328. 

Heidelberg, I. 136. 

Helvoetsluis, I. 265 ; H. 240. 

Herbertshire, II. 266. 

Hereford, I. 416. 

Herefordshire, II. 208. 

Herenhausen, II. 56-5S. 

Herford, in Westphalia, I. 391 ; II. S5, 86. 

Hermitage, I. 87, 140. 

Hertfordshire, I. 370. 

Hesse (Hassia), II. 79. 

Highlands, The, I. 209. 221, 222, 250, 251, 256, 

290-292, 343; II. 63, 115, 127, 133, 149, 

16S ; III. 217, 233. 

North, II. 34. 

West, II. 34. 

Hill, The ( " Le Hylle ") , land called, I. 1 6 ; III. 9. 

Hillcairny, I. 124, 125 ; III. 138. 

Hillcliff, I. 18. 

Hilton (Hiltoun), I, xii, xv, xvi; III. 155. 



INDEX OF PLACES. 



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Hilton of Rosyth, Mains of. .Sec Rosyth. 

Hinder Pomer. See Peinerania. 

Hirsel Law, I. 4