Register of the Privy Seal of Scotland (1488-1584)
Registrum Secreti Sigilli Regum Scotorum
About The Privy
The privy seal was
originally the king's own personal or private seal. Alexander III is
known to have had a privy seal by 1272, but there
is no evidence that one was in regular use before Robert
I's reign (1306-29), when it was called the privatum sigillum or
'privy' seal as in England. During his reign it was used for financial
and household matters, though not to the exclusion of the great seal,
and it was probably during this reign that it came to be used for
mandates to the chancellor requiring him to issue charters under that
seal, the origin of the procedure known as 'passing the seals' Writs
passing under the Privy Seal were recorded in the Register of the Privy
Council. The earliest register begins in 1488 by which time the seal
had been affected by the growing use of the signet and sign manual for
authenticating the sovereign's written commands. There are no surviving
registers for the period of the Cromwellian administration.
Grants under the Privy Seal fall into two main
- those passed on the
strength of a warrant under the signet ('per signetum' ) comprised
those precepts or warrants for
documents which were to pass the Great Seal, mainly charters,
remissions, and legitimations. In
- those passed on the
authority of a warrant under the sign manual ( 'per signaturam' ) where
the Privy Seal alone was sufficient authority, including grants of
pensions, leases of crown lands, respites, gifts of moveable property which had fallen to the crown by
escheat, 'ultimus haeres',
suicide or otherwise,
appointments to minor offices in central and local government,
university chairs and presentations to benefices, passports, licences to travel overseas
and licences to print. Generally in the vernacular.
A great many precepts
in the Privy Seal Register are not in the Great Seal Register. The
order of documents in the register also relates to the date of sealing,
which could be several years after the issue
of the original warrant for the grant, rather than the date
of the grant. Some grants were never recorded at all, but
are documented by surviving warrants.
The Privy Seal of Scotland was last used in 1898.
a church living (especially pre-Reformation, when it might consist of
- generally lands, or spiritualities - generally teinds, ie. the tenth
of the annual produce of lands in the parish); thirds of benefices were
annual levy of one-third of the fruits of each benefice ).
things which no person can claim, eg. a wreck, treasure trove or the
residual estate of intestate persons.
a 'brief' written command in the king's name, ordering the recipient to
carry out a specific function, usually to summon an inquest for the
of determining who is next heir to a piece of landed property.
occasional payments due to a superior of lands in the event of certain
things happening (on a 'casual basis' as it were), mainly arising out
of heirship to the lands of which he was superior;
marriage and wardship were two of the most common .
the name of a precept, in which a superior declares that he is
that a person claiming entry to lands is indeed next heir of the last
and ordering him to be given sasine in the property.
one appointed to manage the affairs of one incapable of doing so
himself, for example, an insane person or a 'minor', a child between
the ages of 12 (if female) or 14 (if male), and 21.
decree or decree
the final judgement or sentence of court.
or 'tailzie' (from tailler = to cut), so called because it
is a deed whereby the normal line of succession to a heritable estate
is cut off, and another (long) series of heirs substituted for it, one
after the other.
originally, any confiscation whereby a person's heritable or moveable
property might be lost by him or gained by another as
a consequence of crime or otherwise, but latterly used for the
special forfeiture to the Crown of a person's moveable property
following his denunciation as the 'king's rebel' through failure to pay
a debt or fulfil an obligation, called 'single escheat'.
falsing of dooms
the sentence of a court in either a criminal or civil cause; 'falsing
the doom' was to make a protest that a doom was 'false, stinkand and
rotten' and to take an appeal against it to a higher court .
originally one who held land of the king or prince, bound to attend at
annual head-courts of a sheriffdom, stewartry or barony; latterly those
entitled to elect or be elected members of parliament by virtue of
holding lands extending to forty-shilling lands of 'auld extent'.
grants of hereditary rights to criminal jurisdiction bestowed on landed
proprietors, abolished in 1747 after the rebellion of 1745.
property lands, and all rights in, or affecting them; property which
descends by law wholly to an heir alone; c.f. moveable property.
or inquisition, a jury of 15 locals convened by a sheriff or a baillie
if in a burgh, to enquire into and establish some point
of fact, usually the identity of the next heir to a landed property.
as opposed to the other type of property, heritable property, this
consists in general of anything which can be moved, or can
move itself, and which is not united to land.
a written command by the Crown or other superior ordering a named
person or persons to discharge a particular function, usually
the giving of sasine.
a writing which may serve as evidence, not bearing the normal clause of
consent to registration but which, until 1874, had to close with an
witnessing clause containing various particulars in order to be
that is, acceptable as evidence.
a pardon for a crime, granted by the Crown.
a book recording dues payable by heirs who had received a precept by
the Crown ordering them to be given sasine (payable whether the precept
had been used or not).
a deed recorded in the Register of Sasines, bearing a warrant that its
there was to have the same effect as registration in the Register of
acts of enactments made by the judges of the Court of Session for the
of regulating the forms of proceeding before it and before inferior
also used of the judges' declaration of opinions on matters of law.
the process by which a bankrupt's whole estate is vested in a trustee
for equitable distribution among his creditors in terms
of their ranking or, in the case of landed estates only, a means,
through a judicial factor appointed by a court, of preserving
and managing a property which is in dispute as regards rights
to it or the conflicting claims of creditors on it.
one who makes a grant of a right in heritable property to another, who
thus becomes the granter's vassal.
thirds of benefices
one-third of all the benefices of the pre-Reformation Church, resigned
to the Crown in 1567 for the support of the reformed clergy (E 45).
the legal representative, guardian, and administrator of the estate of,
a child under 14 if male or 12 if female who might be nominated by the
child's father or, as a 'tutor dative', by
the Crown; c.f. curator.
or 'last heir'; the right of the Crown to succeed to all heritable
property in cases when no other heir, successor or assignee who
may have right to it, can be identified.
one who had received a grant of lands for which some real,
regular return in money or (generally military) service had
to be made to the granter, who, by virtue of his grant, became
the grantee's superior.
another of the feudal casualties; this was the right of a superior to
enjoy the full rents of lands belonging to a deceased vassal if and
while his heir should happen to be under 21, on the assumption that,
until then, the heir would be unable to perform the military service
due to his superior in return for the lands he held.
The Register of the Privy Seal, 1488- 1584 (Registrum Secreti Sigilli
Regum Scotorum or RSS for short) has been published in 8 volumes. They
are fully indexed by person, place and office with the addition of a
in vol. 8.
Register of the Privy Seal, Old Series
Latin Register (new series), 1661-1788,
A few of the volumes have indexes. See also PS7/2-3.
English Register (new series), 1661-1898 (PS3).
Some of the volumes have indexes. A gap in the register between 1789
and 1795 partly filled by surviving warrants. See also PS7/3.
Register of Precepts of Remissions under the
Great Seal, 1611-22 (PS4).
Register of Precepts for Charters under the
Great Seal to Baronets of Nova Scotia, 1625-38 (PS5).
Registers of Precepts for Charters to Baronets
of Nova Scotia, 1627-37 (PS15).
List of patents of baronetcies of Nova Scotia, 1625-1707. (Typescript).
The institution of baronetcies in England by King James VI dates from
1611. In 1625 King Charles I instituted Scottish baronetcies of Nova
in an attempt to encourage settlement in that colony. Since the Union
1707, all baronetcies are of the United Kingdom.
Minute Books, 1499-1745 (PS6). See also PS7/3.
The earlier minute books list the contents of the registers, though the
entries are undated. After 1661 the minute books are in chronological
order of sealing which does not distinguish between Latin and English
writs and bears no direct relation to the contents of the two registers.
Indexes, 1499-1811 (PS7).
Index to apprisings and offices, 1499-1651.
Latin Register, index of persons, 1661-1705.
'Index' (minute book) to Latin Register, 1744-73, and to English
, 1752-91, 1795-1847 (PS8).
Fees due for writs passing the privy seal.
Account Books of Privy Seal fees, 1763-97,
Warrants 1571-1898 (PS10 - 13)
Including warrants for the English and Latin registers
Register of the Privy Seal of Scotland, 1488-1584 [ref: PS1].
Published in 8 vols.
Index of persons, places and offices in each volume.
Presentations to Benefices under Privy Seal [ref: PS1]
1567-1587 Persons and Places Typescript
1587-1600 Persons and Places Typescript
Privy Seal English Record [ref: PS3, PS13]
1660-1782 Persons and Offices Typescript
Persons and Offices Typescript
Guide to the National Archives of Scotland, pp94-98.
The Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia, The Laws of Scotland, vol.7 (1995),
#10. 19 mar 1490. A Precept of
Remission to JAMES LOGANE and Andro Lowranstoun, for the forthocht
(forethought) fellony done be thane apon (by them upon) Master Thomas
Murray, and for al uther crimez and actionis committit be the sadis
James and Andro to this day of the date of this precept, -- tressoun,
murthur, slauchter, common thift
and birnyn except, etc. Per Signetum. xs. ii.43.
#342. Apud Edinburgh, 14 feb 1498/9. A Presentation to
Schir Thomas Broun, --of the chapellanery of Sanet Thomas alter in the
cathedrall Kirk of Elgin, vacand be the deces of SCHIR JAMES
LOGAN. Per Signetum. Gratis. i. 127.
#372. Apud ..., 6 apr 1499. A Precept to M. Henry Quhite of
confirmation of the charter mad to him be JOHNE LOGANE of LESTALRIG,
knight, -- of xxxii akir of land, liand in the barony of LESTALRIG,
within the schirefdom od Edinburgh, haldin of the kingis henes.
Per Signetum. Gratis. ii. 37.
#546. Apud ..., 12 jul 1500. A Letter made to Patrik, Erle
Bothuile and his assignais, -- of the gift of the eschet of all the
moveable guidis quhen it sal happin to fall, of ALEXANDER LOGANE, John
Macadam, Androw Essoun and Johne Hardstanys, of al uther personis
committaris of the slachter of umquhile John Makadam, etc.; discharging
the thesaurar, scheriffis,
stewartis, and all uther officiaris of the said eschet, etc.
#718. Apud (probably Edinburgh), 31 jul 1501. A Precept
of Remissioun to David Wilsoun and George Wilsoun, for arte and parte
the cruel slauchter of umquhile JOHNE LOGANE and for all crime that may
be imput to thaym thairfor. Per Signetum. xxs.
#719. Apud Edinburgh, 31 jul 1501. Preceptum
Remissionis Johannis Erkill, pro arte et parte crudelis interfectionis
quondam JOHANNIS LOGANE, et pro omni crimine et actione que eidem
occasione dicte interfectionis impartari poterit tantum. Per
Signetum. iii. 3.
#720. Apud Edinburgh, 31 jul 1501. Preceptum Remissionis
Gilberti Wilsoun et Johannis Wilsoun, ejus filii, pro arte et parte
crudelis interfectionis quondam JOHANNIS LOGANE, et pro omni crimine
quod eis inde impartari poterit tantum. Per Signetum.
xxs. iii. 4.
#845. Apud Are (Ayr), 29 Maii (May) 1502. Preceptum Remissionis
Andree Blak in Craistoun, pro interfectionis quondam _____ LOGANE per
diversas personas et suos complices commissa, et pro ____ distructione
silve de Craikstoun in barinia de Auchinlek [et pro] omni actione,
etc. Per Signetum. xs. iii.4. Margin of folio
#932. Apud Are (Ayr), 1 Maii (May) 1503. Preceptum
Remissionis Patricii Wilson in Glenmure, pro
arte et parte interfectionis JOHANNIS LOGANE, et pro omni actione,
etc. Per Signetum. xs. iii.7.
#942 Apud (Ayr), Maii (May) 1503. Preceptum Remissionis
Andree Wilson in Laynmark in _____ in interfectionis quondam JOHANNIS
LOGAN per David Wilson et ___ ac suos complices commisse, et pro omni
actione, etc. iii. 4. Margin of folio injured.
#949. Apud Are (Ayr), 29 Maii (May) 1503. Preceptum
Remissionis Willelmi Wallace, filli et heredis apparentis Mathei
Wall[ace] de Crago, et Andree Doddis, pro arte et parte interfectionis
quondam _____ LOGANE, et pro omni actione, etc. Per
Signetum. xxs. iii. 6.
#950. Apud Are (Ayr), 30 Maii (May) 1503. Preceptum
Remissionis DAVID LOGANE apud ecclesiam de Cumnock, pro precogitata
felonia per ipsum facta Johanni Blak, talzeour, et pro omni actione,
etc., ita quod non sit sub penis. Per Signetum. xs.
#967. Apud Edinburgh, 24 Jul 1503. Preceptum
Remissionis NICHOLAII LOGANE, pro precogitata felonia
per ipsum [facta[ Johanni Murdach et Nicholli Murdach, et pro omnibus
..., -- proditoria traditione, murthuro, incendio, homicidio, raptu
et furto exceptis. Per Signetum. iii. 7.
#1001. Apud ..., 27 nov 1503. A
Letter maid to SCHIR WALTER LOGANE, -- of the chapellanry fundit within
the castell of Dunbertane, vacand be the deceis of umquhile schir
last chapellane thairof ... Per Signetum Regis. S.
#1100. Apud Are (Ayr), 27 jun
1505. Preceptum Remissionis NICHOLAII LOGANE at ANDREE LOGANE,
ejus filli, pro receptatione et suplemento Donaldi Dougalson et suorum
complicium ad cornu nostrum existentium, et pro communicaione cum
eisdem, et pro omnibus alias, etc., ..., -- proditoria traditione,
murthuro, incendio raptu mulierum et furto exceptis. xs.
Residuum remittitur Jacobo Dunber, militi. iii. 191.
#1224. Apud Edinburgh, 17 feb 1505/6.
Preceptum Remissionis Johannis Wilsoun, filli Georgei
Wilson in Glenmure, pro interfectione quondam JOHANNIS LOGANE per ipsum
Johnnem Wilson commissa ad quatuor annos elapsos ante diem date
presentium, et pro omnibus crimine et actione que sibi Johnni Wilson
occasione dicte interfectionis imputari poterit tantum, etc. Per
Signetum. xs. iii. 191.
#1375. At Edinburgh, 3 dec 1506.
A Letter maid to JAMES LOGANE and his assignais, ane or maa, -- of the
gift of the ward of the landis of Craghous, baith propirte and
tennandry, now being in the kingis [handis] be reson of ward, throw
deceis of umquhile Marion Carnis, lady of Craghous, and ay and quhill
the entre of the rychtuis aire, etc.; and als of the mariage of John
Newlandis, the son and are of
the said umquhile Marion, and failzeing of hym be deceis unmareit, of
uther aire or airis, etc. Per Signutum manu Regis
Gratis eidem per Andream Elphinstoun. iii.84.
#1677. Apud Edimburgh. 21 maii (May) 1508. Litera
M. Johannis Striveling, super capellania S. Patricii situata infra
castrum de Dunbartane, vacante per decessum quondam D. WALTERI LOGANE,
etc., ad donationem regis spectante. Subscriptua per Regem.
#2166. Apud Jedburgh. 27 nov 1510. Litera ROBERTI
LOGANE, -- super pensione xl lib., sibi per thesaurarium
et futurum persolvenda de thecis domini regis ad quatuor anni terminos,
etc. Per Signetum. Gratis eidem ex mandato domini.
#2552. ....1513. Nonentre. Landis of
Clarebarstoun. LOGANE. iv. 245.
#2827. Apud Edinburgh. 31 oct 1516.
Preceptum Remissionis facte consensu gubernatoris JOHANNI
LOGANE tanquam assistenti et participi cum Jacobo comite Aranie, etc.,
pro arte et parte proditorie convicationis et congregationis ligeorum
ordinando bellum apud castrum et villam de Glasgew adversus dictum
personam regis et autoritatem representantem, et pro omni crime,
Per Signetum. xs. solut. v. 92.
#3366. Apud Edinburgh. 27 mar 1526. Perceptum
Legitimationis JACOBI LOGANE, bastardi, filii naturalis quondam DAVID
LOGANE, etc. Per Signetum. vi. 4 et vii. 3.
#3379. At Striveling. 5 jun 1526. Ane Respet to JOHNE
LOGANE of Balvey, WALTER LOGANE, his sone and apperand air, ROBERT
LOGANE, son to the said JOHNE, JOHNE LOGANE, Walter Galbraith, WILLIAM
JAMES LOGANE, James Nory, Patrik Ure, Thomas Buchquhannane, Patrik
DONALD LOGANE, ANDRO LOGANE, and James Weir, and ilkane of thaim, for
cruel slauchter of John Hamiltoun of Bardowye and John Hamiltoun, his
... committit in Blairskeith under silence of nycht be way of murthur,
for all utheris actionis, slauchteris, etc. -- tresone, fire and
of wemen except, etc. -- and for the space of xix zeris,
Per Signetum, etc., ut supra. vi. 2.
#3423. At Edinburgh. 11 jul 1526.
A Respett to JOHNE LOGANE of Balvey, WALTER LOGANE, his sone and
apperand aire, ROBERT LOGANE, son to the said JOHNE, JOHNE LOGANE,
WILLIAM LOGANE, Walter Galbraith, James
Norie, Patrik Ure, Thomas Buchquhannane, Patrik Layng, and ilkane
of thaim, for thair tressonable
assegeing, taking anf withhalding of the kingis castell and fortalice
Dunbertane fra his servandis keparis thairof, and for all utheris
tresone, lese majeste, slauchteris, actionis, transgressionis, and
offensis quhatsumever ... in ony tyme bigane unto the day of the date
heirof, -- tresone in our soverane lordis persone alanerlie except,
etc.: For the space of nynetene zeris, etc. Per Signaturam
manu Regis subscriptam. vi. 12 et vii. 11.
After the lamentable death of King James at
Flodden (9 sep 1513) the country was rent by the several factions of
the Queen-Mother and the Earl of Arran, who both strove for the
Regency. The latter nobleman, assisted by the Earls of Lennox and
Glencairn, attacked Dumbarton successfully. In the quaint words of the
chronicler of that time:—In ane mirk, wyndy nicht, the xij of Januar
(1514), they under-myndit the nedderpole of the yett of Dunbartane, and
enterit thairat, and tuik the Castell, and put furth the Lord Erskine,
then Capitane thereof." But their triumph was of short duration,
as the arrival of Albany caused the overthrow of the Earl of Arran, and
was imprisoned in Edinburgh until he delivered up Dumbarton.
For thirty years after, the possession of this Castle indicated the
supremacy of the one or the other party. The political principles of
the nobility of those days were very slip-shod indeed, and Earl Lennox
was a type of his
peers. In 1526 he again took and fortified the Castle, holding it for
young Queen of Scots. But shortly after he listened to the charming
voice of Henry of England, who sought to conquer Scotland by marrying
Queen Mary to his son Edward. Meanwhile the Chevalier de Brosse had
been despatched from
France to Dumbarton with stores and treasures to assist the cause of
Queen; and, unaware of the change in the political opinions of Lennox,
was induced by that wily nobleman to place his precious load in the
Castle for safety. No sooner had this been done than the Earl quietly
took possession of the treasure in the name of Henry VIII., and turned
the duped and bewildered Chevalier out of Dumbarton.
#3518. At Edinburgh. 1526. A lettre to James
Hammyltoun of Fynnart, knycht, -- of gift of the warde of the landis of
Drumry with the pertinentis, quhilkis pertenit to the said James and
Margaret Levinstoun his spous; the landis of Manis with the pertinentis
quhilkis pertenit to Alexander Douglas of Lochcameroun;
the landis of Balvey, quhilkis pertenit to
LOGANE of Balvey; the landis...
haldin be thaim and ilk ane of thaim in chief of umquhile Johne
erle of Levenax; and als of the ward of all utheris landis haldin br
thame or ony of thame in in chief of the said umquhile
Johne erle of Levenax................
#3543. At Edinburgh. 10 nov 1526. Ane Lettre
to William Talzefere, his airis and assignais, ane or ma, -- of gift of
all gudis movable, dettis, takkis, stedingis, roumes and possessionis
quhatsumever quhilkis pertenit to JOHNE LOGANE of Rais, and now
pertening to our soverane lord be resone of eschete throw his cummyn in
contrare our soverane lord and
his lieutenentis in arraet batell beside Linlithgow, etc. Per
Signaturam manu Regis. vi. 38 et vii. 38.
#3545. At Edinburgh. 1526. A
lettre to James Hamyltoun of Fynnart, knicht,............
#3617. Abt 1526. Preceptum Remissionis ROBERTI
LOGANE de RESTALRIG. vi. 48 et vii. 50.
#3624. At Edinburgh. 11 jan
#3974. Apud Striveling. 1 jul 1528.
Volume II (1529-1542)
Volume III (1542-1548)
#206. Apud Edinburgh. 8 apr 1549. Presentatio DAVIDIS
LOGANE -- super capellania capelle infra pallatium monasterii Sancte
prope Edinburgh infra diocesem Sanctiandree, nunc vacante per decessum
Magestri Thome Hoy, ultimi capellani et possessoris eiusdem; ad
regine pleno iure et collationem ordinariam reverendi in Christo patris
miseratione divina Candidecase episcopi capelleque reginalis
spectante, etc. Per Signaturam. xxiii. 2.
Volume V (1556-1567)
Volume VI (1567-1574)
#99. 11 jan 1567/8.
Edinburgh. Precept of Legitimation of JOHNE LOGANE, natural son
of MR. NINIAN LOGANE. xxxvii. 30 r.
#267. 18 may 1568. Edinburgh. Gift to
JOHN LOAGNE, son and apparent heir to MR. JOHN LOGANE of Craighous, and
Beatrix Abircrumbie, his spouse, the survivor and their heirs, of the
nonentry of the lands od Cowstoun, 'baith sonny half and schaddow half,
with the tour, place, mansionis, loch, dowcattis, myris and mossis of
the samin' , in the sheriffdom of Fyff, 'sen the deceis of quhatsumevir
last lauchfull heretabill and immediet tennent to him or thame thairof
or thairby' and until the entry of the heir; with the relief of the
same. (Composition: 10 pounds.) xxxvii. 65r.
#449. 26 aug 1568. Edinburgh. Gift to
James Dalrumpill of Stair of the escheat of the goods of John Dunbar in
Blanter, William Dunber, his son, JOHN LOGANE of Glentairlie and
William Dair in
[blank], denounced or to be denounced and put to the horn for not
or for not finding surety to underlie the law for taking part in the
at Langsyid or for art and part in the slaughter there of James Ballany
in Prestoun and others. (Composition: gratis.)
#526. 16 feb 1568/9. Striviling. Gift
to Andrew Makfarlane of Arrochar of the nonentry of the 40 s. land od
Calderwood, in the sheriffdom of Lanerk, for the terms from the decease
of JOHN LOGANE of Raiss in January last until the entry of the heir;
with the relief of
the same. (Composition: gratis.)
#602. 28 apr 1569. Edinburgh.
Gift to JAMES LOGANE in RESTALRIG of the escheat of the
goods of James Menzies in Furde, denounced
or to be denounced and put to the horn, fugitive, convicted or become
in will, for taing part in the rebellion at Langsyid. (Composition:
gratis.) xxxviii. 43v.
#2316. 8 feb 1573/4. Halyrudehous.
Tack to Andrew Ker of Fawdounsyd, of five years from Whitsundy
the lands and mains of Fastcastell, with place, fortalice, mill and
fishings, in the sheriffdom of Beruik, with teind sheaves and other
teinds thereof, the lands of Nethir Grogar, in the sheriffdom of
Edinburgh, and the lands and barony of Grugar, 'propertie and tenandrie
thairof' , in the parish
of Kilmarnock, bailiary of Cunynghame and sheriffdom of Air, which
pertained in conjunct-fee or liferent to Dame Agness GRay, spouse of
sometime Lord Hume, and the profits and rents of which fell to the
for her lifetime through the conviction in Parliament and forfeiture
treason of the said Lord Hume; 'attour oure said soverane... grantis
satisfeit... of the males, fermes and deweteis of ... the landis and
abonespecifiit ... during all the space foirsaid of fyve yeiris
in this present tak, ... and... discharges the said Andro... thairof
evir; providing that the said... tak nawyse extend to ony landis or
belanging to ROBERT LOGANE of RESTALRIG eftir his perfyte aige and that
be out of ward'. xlii. 2r.
#2356. 26 feb 1573/4. Halyrudehous.
Precept for a charter of confirmation on a charter by Donald
Campbell of Woltoun to WILLIAM LOGANE of Drumchapell, of the 40s. lands
of Woltoun of the extent, in the lordship of Cardross and sheriffdom of
Dunbartane. xlii. 10 v.
#2527. 9 jun 1574. Haliruidhous.
Precept for a remission to ALEXANDER LOGANE of Rais and Alexander Mure
in Thuriscraig for art and part in the slaughter of John Adame in
Harlawis in March or
thereby 1560. xlii. 74r.
#1224. 17 October 1577.
Dalkeith. Gift to James Dowglas, Prior of Pluscardin, of the ward
non-entry of "the aucht oxingang of land of the toun and landis of
Nethir Grogar", in the sheriffdom of Edinburgh, wherein the said James
is heritably infeft in property, for terms of the desease of [blank*]
Logane of Restalrig "that last deceist" until the entry of the heir;
with the relief of the same. (Composition: gratis.) xliv, 114 v; xlv,
30v. (the entrry is marked "Deletur quia in sequenti libro
[* The 6th Laird, Robert, had died
in 1561, and the 7th Laird, Robert, was born in 1555. Robert (the
7th) had a guardian until he took possession of the Logan lands
age 21 (the actual process of granting charters took many months,
especially considering the number of properties Logan had.)]
#1357. 28 December 1577.
Dalkeith. Precept for a charter of confirmation on a charter by
Robert Logane of Restalrig [7th and
last laird] to Elizabeth McGill, his spouse, in liferent, of the lands
and barony of Restalrig, with manor, mills and multures, the annexes of
Grogar and Montlowthiane, and rights of patronage, in the
sheriffdom of Edinburgh; to be held of the King, for service used and
wont. xlv, 35v.
#1886 25 April 1579.
Striveling[Stirling] Castle. Confirmation of a gift dated at
House, Edinburgh], 21 July 1578, by Adam, Bishop of Orknay and
Commendator of Halieruidhous, to Mr. Alexander Cowstoun, indweller in
Leith, Adriane Logane, his spouse, Robert, John and James Cowstoun,
their sons, "and to the langar levar of thame fyve, ilk and sucessive
aftir utheris", of a pension of 1chalder of wheat and 1 chalder of bear
yearly form the said abbey,
with assignation of the teind sheavesof the town and lands of Stratoun
and Stratounhall, in the parish of Libbertoun and the sheriffdom of
(which pay presently in teind 1 chalder of wheat, 1 chalder of bear and
4 chalders of oats), beginning between Yule and Candlemas in 1578;
to be made "at the place of Halieruidhous". xlv, 124v.
#1898. 20 May 1579.
Striveling[Stirling] Castle. Gift to Mr. Alexander Cowstoun (see
above #1886), indweller in Leyth, of "the soume of ane thousand thrie
hundreth pundis...quhilk umquhile Gilbart Logane in Deip [Dieppe,
France?], be vertew of his lettiris obligatouris of the dait the
[blank] day of [blank] the yeir of God [15--], actit and registrat in
the Buikis of Counsall, wes bundin and oblist to pay umquhile Johnne
Hammiltoun, sumtyme Archibischope of Sanctandrois, ....with the
lettiris in the four formes, poinding of guidis, apprysing of
reversionis and landis and all uthir executioun that hes followit or
follow at the said umquhile Johnne Hammiltounis instance upoun the
lettiris obligatouris...or micht be competent to him be vertew thairof,
pertening to our soverane lord...throw...forfaltour (of) the said
umquhile Johnne Hammiltoun...for tressoun...or throw being of the said
umquhile Johnne Hammiltoun...put to his g. horne befoir his deceis and
deceissand unrelaxit thairfra...for quhatsumevir caus or occasioun
preceding his deceis foirsaid, or ellis throw being of the said Johnne
Hammiltoun...borne bastard and deceissand bastard..."
(Composition: L133, 6s. 8d.) xlvi, 10r.
#2351. 7 May 1580.
Stirling Castle. Confirmation of a gift by Mr. JOHN LOGANE,
parson of RESTALRIG, to Mr. William Hairt, advocate, of a pension of
L40 yearly for life from the fruits of the parsonage and vicarage of
Restalrig, with entry at the date of the gift; the confirmation to be
as valid as if provision had been made at Rome. xlvi, 119v.