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lands of Dregarn and Dromley, &c. Dated at Houstoun, 15th May 1438.

48. Charter by James of Crechtoun, Lord of Frendrach, knight, to John of Schaw, son and heir of John of Schaw, of Haly, of the lands of Henristoune, in the shire and Barony of Renfrew, in excambion for his lands' of Dryfholme, of the Bekhouse and of Langholme, in the lordship of Annandirdale and shire of Dumfries, which the said John held in chief of William Lord of Crechtoune: To be held, the said lands of Henristoune, by the said John of Schaw and the lawful heirs male of his body; whom failing, by the other heirs therein mentioned, of the granter and his heirs, for payment yearly of a silver penny at Whitsunday, in name of blench farm, if asked only, and 10 merks Scots in name of annualrent. Dated at Stryueline, 26th March 1446.

49. Obligation by David Ochonnyne, Laird of Strathyr, to Patrick of Buchannane, laird of that Ilk, not to wadset any of his (the granter's) lands in Scotland, except to the said Patrick or his heirs, under pain of the distraining of all his goods moveable and unmoveable. Dated at Strathyr, 22 April 1455.

50. Charter of Sale by Dugald of Quhonyne of Strathyre, to Patrick of Buchannane of that Ilk, of his whole lands of Stroyne, Arddundawe, Glaskyle, and Innyrdryssee, in the Lordship of Strathyre, earldom of Stratherne, and shire of Perth, bounded as therein particularly described: To be held by the said Patrick and his heirs, of the granter and his heirs, in feu and heritage for«ever, for payment of a penny at Whitsunday yearly, in name of blench farm, for wards, reliefs, marriages, and all other services. Dated at Strathyre, 11th November 1456.

51. Notarial Instrument narrating that Alexander Stewart, brother to, and procurator for John Stewart, Lord of Dernle compeared in presence of Lord Andrew Stewart, Lord Avendale, and Chancellor of Scotland, and exhibited two petitions by the said Lord Dernle, under his seal, to the Chancellor, requesting that brieves should be directed from Chancery to the SherifiFs of Stirling and Dumbarton, for making inquiry as to what lands and annual *rents Duncan, Karl of Lenax, father of Elisabeth of Lenax, grandmother of the said John, died vested and seased of, and whether the said John Stewart was one of the lawful heirs of the said Duncan, &c. Dated at Ayr, 16th December 1460.

52. Charter by King James III. to the said John, Lord Dernele, and Margaret Montgomery, his spouse, in conjunct fee, and the survivor of them, of the dominical lands of Torboltone, Drumley, Dregarne, and Ragalhill, in the shire of Ayr, which belonged to the said John, Lord Dernele, heritably, and had been resigned by him: To be held by the said grantees, and the lawful heirs of their bodies; whom failing, by the nearest lawful heirs of the said John, Lord Dernele, whomsoever, of the King as Steward of Scotland, in feu and heritage, for rendering the services due and wont. Dated at Edinburgh, 20th July 1461.

53. Notarial Instrument narrating a petition presented to King James III. in Parliament by the said John Stewart, Lord Dernele craving that his Majesty would direct brieves to be issued from Chancery for serving him heir to the lands

•of half of the Earldom of Leuenax, for which the petitioner bound himself to maintain, at his own expense, for one year, a hundred spears and a hundred bows, in any part of the realm, against his Majesty's enemies; or otherwise, to find fifty spears and fifty bows for a year, and to find caution that his occupation of the said half earldom should not prejudice any claim his Majesty might have thereto, when he attained his majority. Dated at Edinburgh, 12th October 1463.

54. Letters by King James III. under the Privy Seal, appointing the said John Stewart, Lord Dernle to be Governor of the Castle of Rothesay, in the Isle of Bute, until his Majesty attained his fifteenth year; for the keeping of which castle 40 merks were to be paid to his Lordship out of his Majesty's "unassigned revenues of the Isle of Bute. Dated at Striueling, 4th February, in the fifth year of the King's reign [1465].

55. Letters by King James III., under the Privy Seal, granting to the said John, Lord Dernle 100 merks " in his "fee," until his Majesty completed his twenty-first year; assigning to his Lordship in payment 40/. worth of the King's lands in Bute, and 40 merks in "ber and martis of "Bute." Dated at Edinburgh, 28th April 1467.

56. Letters of Procuratory by Alexander, Duke of Albany, Earl of March, Lord of Annandirdale and of Manne, appointing the said John, Lord Dernle, his procurator and assignee, to receive on behalf of his Grace 1,950 merks Scots due to him of the mails of the two parts of the lands of Castelmylk and Brvmyswele, in the lordship of Annandirdale, which had been in his Grace's hands for thirty-nine years, since the decease of Sir John Stewart

of Dernle, through the non-entry of the lawful heir to Dura Op the said lands. Dated at Dunbar, 24thOctober 1470. Mqktbosb

57. Warrant by King James III. under the signet, to the said John, Lord Dernele, Captain of the Castle of Bute, to deliver to Henry Abbot of Paisley, or his assignees, the "lede" that his Lordship had in keeping in the said Castle, and to draw an indenture in Duplicate, bearing the quantity delivered. Dated at Striuelyne, 28th January, in the eleventh year of the King's reign [1470].

58. Bond of Reversion by Robert of Crechtoun, of Kynnowle, son and heir to Sir Robert of Crechtoun, of Sanquhar, Knight, in favour of the said John, Lord Dernlee and his heirs, of the lands of Mekile Kipe, in the barony of Strathayan and shire of Lanark, upon payment to the granter or his heirs of the sum of 500 merks Scots, in the parish Kirk of Sanquhar, in the manner therein specified. Dated at Torbolton, 1st June 1472.

59. Letters by King James III., under the Privy Seal, granting to the said John, Lord Dernle, "in his fee " until his Majesty completed the twenty-fifth year of his age the sum of 100 merks Scots, for 40/. of which sum his Majesty assigns 40/. worth of land in Bute, and the other 40 merks to be paid in "ber and martis of Bute." Dated at Edinburgh, 2nd September 1472.

60. Discharge by Sir John Laying, parson of Newlands, treasurer to King James III. in favour of the said John, Lord Dernlee, for 113 merks, 3 shillings, and 4 pence of the sum of 100/. due to the King for the composition of four "justice ayris " of the shire of Bute. Dated at Edinburgh, 4th November 1472.

61. Draft Letters of Renunciation by the wife of'John Napar, son and heir of Sir Alexander Napar of Merchainstoune, whereby, on the narrative that the said John Stewart, Lord Dernlee, had been at great expense in obtaining and purchasing out of the King's hands the earldom and lordship of Lenax, she becomes bound to renounce her claim to the fourth part of the said earldom and lordship in favour of the said Lord Dernlee and his heirs, in excambion for certain other lands belonging to his Lordship. Dated at Edinburgh [14]72.

62. Reasons urged by the said John, Earl of the Leuenax, before the Lords of Privy Council, with the view of showing that his entry to his lands of the earldom of the Leuenax was not injurious to the interests of John of Haldane, of Rusky, in connection with the said earldom. Dorso, Edinburgh, 4th March, in the thirteenth year of the ICing's reign [1472].

63. Notarial Instrument on the Agreement between the said John, Lord Dernle, and John Haldan of Rusky for himself and Agnes Mentetht, his spouse, to submit to the decreet of the Bishops of Aberdeen and Orkney, and of Andrew, Lord Auandale, and Colin, Earl, of Argyle, regarding the satisfaction to be made by the said Lord Dernle to the said John cf Haldan and Agnes, his spouse, for giving over to him the claim they had to the earldom of Levynnax. Done in the King's chamber in the Abbey of Holvrood, 11th March 14/2.

64. Notarial Transumpt (dated 14 June 1477) of Letter under the Privy Seal of King James III., wherein his Majesty promises to regrant to the said John, Lord Dernle, the lands of the lordship of Dernle Inchchenane, in tho shire of Renfrew, Torboltone, Dregarne, and Galstone in the shire of Ayr, and the lands of Bathcat in the shire of Edinburgh (which had been resigned into his Majesty's hands, to remain until the said Lord's entry to his part of' the Earldom of Levynnax, and thereafter until he should have infeft Andrew, Lord Avandaill, in liferent, in the said Earldom, and should have "maid sikkir" William of Edmonstone of Duntreth in the lands of Duntreth, Dungoyakc, the Quhilt, Ballovyne, Blargare, Enbulg, the Glyn, and Carcarone, within the said Earldom) after his. Lordship had implemented the said conditions. Dated at Striviling. 21st June, in the thirteenth year of the King's reign [1473].

65. Retour of the Service before Sir John Colquhone of that Ilk, Knight, Sheriff of Dunbarton, of the said John Lord Dernle, as heir of his great grandfather, Duncan, Earl of Leuenax, of the principal messuage and the half of the lands of the said Earldom of Leuenax, and superiority of the 3ame, as lawfully descended from the elder daughter of tho said Duncan, which messuage and half lands were valued at 60/. per annum, and were held in chief of the Crown by the service of ward and relief, for rendering three suits yearly at the three chief pleas of the shire of Dunbarton, and had been in the hands of the Crown for 48 years since the decease of the said Earl Duncan. Dated 23d July 1473.

66. Instrument of Sasine, proceeding upon a brieve from the Chancery of King James III. in favour of the said John Lord Dernle, as heir of his said great grandfather, Duncan, Earl of Leuenax, of the said principal messuage and half of

MosTKosE. ^e lan(^s of tlie Earldom °f Leuenax, and superiority of the *— 'game. The precept directs that security be taken for 250i. of lelief of the said messuage and half earldom of Leuenax during the 48 years they had been in non-entry. Dated 27th July 14/3.

67. Discharge by King James III. in favour of the said John, Lord Dernle, for all sums of money and compositions due to the Crown connected with his Lordship's entry to the Earldom of Levenax. Given under the Privy Seal at Edinburgh, 3lst July 14/3.

C8. Notarial Transumpt, made at the Ballach, 12th October 1473, of letters under the Privy Seal of King James III., to the free tenants and other inhabitants of the Earldom of Leuenax, charging them to yield obedience to the said John, Earl of Leuenax and Lord Dernle. The letters are dated at Edinburgh, 10th October, in the fourteenth year of the King's reign [1473].

69. Obligation by Roger Thomson, son and heir of Thomas Rogerson, of Drumdyvane, to Patrick of Buquhanan of that Ilk, and Walter of Buquhanan, his son and heir, for the sum of 535 merks Scots, to be paid in the Cathedral Kirk of Dunblane, in the event of the lands of Strathtire, in the Shire of Perth, being wadset by the granters, or obtained by any one, away from the said Patrick and Walter and their heirs. Dated at Dunblane,

-• 29th April 1474.

70. Tack by Patrick of Denowin of Hangatschaw, to the said John, Earl of Lenax, of the lands of the Hangatschaw, in the barony of Cultyr and shire of Lanark, with hawking, hunting, fowling, fishing, etc. for twelve years from the date of the tack for payment yearly of 5 merks Scots. Of which twelve years rental, paid in advance, the tack contains a discharge. Dated at Pebles, 28th October 1475.

71. Letters of Gift by King James III. to the said John, Earl of Leuenax, of the ward of all the lands, rents, and possessions in the Isle of Bute that belonged to the Crown by reason of ward, through the decease of James Stewart, Sheriff of Bute, and also the marriage of Ninian Stewart,

• son and heir of the said James. Given under the Privy Seal, at Edinburgh, 8th January 1475.

72. Objections to be stated on behalf of John, Earl of Lefnax, against the service of Agnes of Menteth of Rusky, spouse of the foresaid John of Haldin, as heiress of the said Duncan, Earl of Lefnax. [Circa 1476.]

73. Notarial Instrument on the Protest taken by John of Ylay, Lord of the Isles, relative to the sentence pronounced in a matrimonial cause between him and Elizabeth, his spouse, by Mr. Thomas Forsyth, Canon of Glasgow, that the said deliverance should not prejudice him, as he was willing to receive the said Elizabeth, and treat her with marital affection, and to place all his lands and possessions in the will of the King, in security of the person and life of the said Elizabeth, etc. Edinburgh, 17th July 1476.

74. Notarial Instrument on the appointment by the said John, Earl of Levinax, Lord Dernle, of Mr. John Brown, clerk, and Sir William Scot, chaplain, as his procurators, to enter appeals, &c. in a cause of bastardy, moved before John, Bishop of Dunblane, and his Official General, and still undecided, between the said Earl and the said Agnes Myntethe, alleged spouse of the said John Hawdene of Rusky. Dated at Glasgow, llth December 1476.

75. Copy Commission by King James III., appointing Thomas Dunn, Knight, William Edmonston, of Duntreth, and others, his Sheriffs of Stirling in that part, for serving a brieve of inquest of the Chapel Royal, obtained by Agnes of Menteth of Rusky, spouse of John Haldin, respecting the lands and annual rents of the deceased Duncan, Earl of Lenax, within the said shire, and for retouring the deliverance of the Inquest to Chancery, &c. Given under the testimony of the Great Seal, at Edinburgh, 23d January, in .the sixteenth year of the King's reign [1476.]

76. Letters of Gift by King James III., in favour of the said John, Lord Dernle, of the office of Keeper and Governor of the Castle of Rothissaye, in Bute, for one year, and thereafter during his Majesty's pleasure, with the fees and duties belonging to the said office. Given under the Privy Seal at Edinburgh, 8th May 1477.

77- Notarial Instrument on the submission by the said John, Earl of Lenax, on the one part, and Alexander, Lord Kylmawris, his tenant of the lands of Entyrkyn, in the barony of Torboltoun, on the other part, of the amount of composition to be paid by the latter to the said Earl for the duties, &c. of the said lands, in the event of his recovering them, to the arbitration of Robert, Lord Lile, Sir George Campbell, Sheriff of Ayr, and Adam Wallace of Crago. i Done in the Chapel of the Virgin Mary, built on the walls of the Parish Church of Renfew, 7th August, [1478],

78, Notarial Instrument upon the appointment by Robert Blakadir, Archdeacon of St. Andrews, Rector of Guven, of Mr. William Wallas, Physician to the King, Sir David Luthirdal, Archdeacon of Duokeld, Snawdone Herald,

and Adam Wallas of Crago, Unicorn Standard Bearer to Dvkm or the King, as his procurators, to present and notify to John, Mostaoss Bishop of Glasgow, certain Apostolic letters, and the processes led and to be led regarding the provision made by His Holiness for the said Robert Blakadir, with respect to the said Rectory of Guven, and to recover the fruits, rents, &c, of the said benefice, and otherwise to act on his behalf with reference thereto. Done in the chamber of William, Archbishop of St. Andrews, in the King's Palace at Edinburgh, 18th August 1478.

79. Instrument on the Sasine given per manus suos proprias, by Michael of Hamyltoun of Lochous, to Gilbert

of Hamyltoun, his son and heir, of the half of the lands • of the Inche of Bathcate, which the said Michael held in chief of the said John, Lord Dernle, in the regality of Bathcate and shire of Renfrew. Dated 13th November 1481.

80. Letters of King James III., charging the said John, Lord Dernle, to deliver the Castle of Edinburgh, of which he had been keeper, to John, Earl of Athol. Given under the signet and the sign manual of the King, in absence of the Privy Seal, at Edinburgh, 7th October, in the twentythird year of the King|s reign [1482].

81. Signature by King James III., ordaining letters to be made under the Great Seal to the said John, Lord Dernle, declaring that his Lordship and his associates were innocent with respect to the forcible detention of His Majesty in the Castle of Edinburgh, upon his coming thither from Lauder; and that His Majesty had charged the said Lord Dernle to seal and subscribe certain bonds, &c, made by the rest of the Lords, with the view of warding off suspicion of his being friendly to His Majesty, which would have led to his being removed from the keeping of the said Castle and of His Majesty's person; and commanding that no one in time to come would impute blame to the said Lord Dernle or his servitors, who are therein named, in connection therewith, &c. Written and subscribed by the King, at Edinburgh, 19th October 1482.

82. Letters by King James III., under the Privy Seal, granting to the said John, Lord Dernle, the office of Keeper of the Castle of Rothissay, in Bute, for seven years after the expiry of the period specified in His Majesty's former grant to him of the keeping of the said Castle; with 100 merks of fee to be raised by him out of the Lordship of Bute, namely, 40/. worth of land in Bute, and 40 merks in "bere and martis" of Bute, and all profits and duties belonging to the said office. Dated at Edinburgh, 17th July 1484.

83. Contract between John, Earl of Leuenax, and Charles of Pollok, Laird of Over Pollok, whereby the former grants to the latter the keeping of the said Castle of Rosay, under his Lordship, for five years, from Martinmas 1485, for payment yearly of 60 merks at the Castle of Cruxtoun, 5 chalders of beir, to be delivered in Gowane, 50 mas of seasalted herrings, and 10 mas of red herrings, to be delivered in Renfrew; the said Lord allowing to the said Charles yearly 45 merks of the said sum for all the terms foresaid, for which the latter discharges his Lordship and his heirs of the lands of Langlochmuir Potartoun, &c. Dated 1485.

84. Gift by Colin, Earl of Argyll, Chancellor of Scotland, to Walter Buchquhanan of that Ilk, of the marriage of John Campbel of Ardfinglace, with a daughter of the said Walter, or failing the said John Campbel by decease, the marriage of Gillaspy or Duncan, his brothers, with the said daughter of the said Walter; whereby the Earl became bound to cause the said John, or his brothers, to infeft the said daughter in 20 merks worth of land. For which marriage the said Walter Buchquhanan became bound to allow to the said Earl 250 merks for the marriage of Patrick Buchquhanan, his son and heir, with Margaret Campbel, daughter of the said Earl. Dated at Stirling, 22d June 1486.

85. Articles and Instructions to be laid before King James IV. and his Council, after the Battle of Tillymoss, recommending (1) the punishment of those who were concerned in the murder of King James III. in that battle;

(2) the adoption of secure measures for the preservation of His Majesty's person and the maintenance of his authority;

(3) the removal from His Majesty's person of the Bishops of Glasgow and Galloway, the Prior of St. Andrews, Lords Hailes, Gray, Drummond, and others, who had appropriated the whole authority of the realm and the King's treasure. [Circa 1489.]

86. Letters of Remission by King James IV., in favour of Mathew Stewart, son and heir of the said John, Earl of Leuenax, Alexander and Robert Stewart, his brothers, and 130 other persons of the names of Colquhoun, Lindsey, Logane, Hamilton, &c, of all actions against the said parties for treacherously upholding and keeping the Castle of Dunbertanc against His Majesty, and setting fire to the Drxtat town of Dunbertane, and for all other acts of rebellion, cjsiKoaB. depredation, &c. in time past. Given under the Great Seal at Edinburgh, 12th February 1489.

87. Indenture between the said John, Earl of Leuenax, and the said Mathew Stewart, his son and apparent heir, on the one part, and Elizabeth of Menteth, spouse of the deceased John Napar, of Merchynstoun, as one of the heirs-portioners of the Earldom of Lennox, and Archibald Napar, his son and apparent heir, on the other part, whereby the said Elizabeth, with consent of her said son, renounces, in favour of the said Earl and his heirs, for ever, all right they had to the superiorities of the fourth part of said earldom; for which causes the said Earl assigns to her and her heirs, for her part of the said earldom, the fourth part of the property with the fishings, woods, isles, mills, &c. thereof, and becomes bound to infeft the said Elizabeth and her foresaids in 51. worth of land of old extent, lying adjacent to the said fourth part of the said earldom, to be held of the granter blench, for payment of a penny. Dated at Glasgow, 18th May 1490.

88. Instrument of Sasine, proceeding upon a precept from the Chancery of King James IV., in favour of the said Mathew Stewart, son and heir of John, Earl of Leuenax, of the whole earldom of Leuenax, which had been resigned by the procurators of the said Earl into the King's hands at Linlithgow, and of the whole lordship of Dernlee, called Cruxfew, and the lands of Galstoune. Done at Ballach, 11th June 1490.

89. Letters by King James IV., under the Privy Seal, to John, Earl of Lennox, and Mathew Stewart, his son and apparent heir, charging them to make proclamation at the Market Cross of Renfrew of His Majesty's displeasure with the " Comunte and burges of Renfrew ' for having, under silence of night, gone to Paisley and destroyed the hewn work of the new market-cross of the said town, which had recently been erected by the King into a free burgh or barony with certain privileges therein-mentioned, charging them also to apprehend, if possible, and punish with rigour of law, the persons who had committed the said offence. Dated at the Abbey of Paisley, 23d December, in the third year of the King's reign [1490].

90. Decreet Arbitral, pronounced by Robert, Lord Lyle, Sir John the Ross of the Halkhead, Sir John of Chawmir of Gatgyrth, and others, on the submission made to them by the said John, Earl of Leuenax, and Sir John Lord Simpill, decerning and ordaining that the said Earl and Mathew, his son, and the said Sir John Lord Simpill, should mutually remit and forgive all unkindnesses and injuries done to each other in times past, and that the retainers of both parties should satisfy each other for mutual injuries done by themselves to one another. Dated at Renfrew, 16th March 1491.

91. Tack by the Procurators of Jaspar Cranstoun, prebendary of Cardross, to Mr. John Stewart, parson of Kyrkynner, of the teinds, fruits, and emoluments belonging to the said prebend of Cardross, for three years from Lammas 1493, for payment yearly of 80 merks at the Feast of the Purification of our Lady, 40 merks at the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and 40 merks within 20 days after each term foresaid. Dated at Edinburgh, 17th June 1493.

92. Letter of Procuratory by John, Earl of Leuenax, Lord Dernle, appointing Mathew Stewart and John Stewart of Henrystone, his sons, his procurators for " communing" and treating with John Haldane of Glenegas, and James, his son, relative to the value of the quarter of the superiority of the earldom of Leuenax. Dated at Glasgow, 8th July 1493.

93. Indenture between the said John, Earl of Leuenax, and Mathew Stewart, his son, on the one part, and the said John Haldane, and James, his son, on the other part, whereby it is agreed that the said James Haldane shall have heritably to himself and his heirs the lands of Calemor, the Ross McRath, Lurglorn Keledeyn, the half of Drumekill, the three Catyrs, Temkyte, Nader Barquhos, Blarmyle, Schenaglas, Ladrysbeg, and the two Boturchis, for the quarter of the property of the said Earldom; and also the lands called Treynbeg, Knockour, the fisher land called the Croft, Barlosk, Ladrysmor, and the two AckinKerachis, in full satisfaction to him and his foresaids of his right to the property or superiority of the said earldom. Also the said Mathew becomes bound, if required, to resign the said lands, and the isles of the Ross, Durinche, and Yilingdarg, with the quarter fishing of Lochlomond, except the Lochmouth and the water of Lewyne, &c. Dated at Drummane, 11th July 1493.

94. Indenture between James, Lord Hammyltoun, on the one part, and the said Mathew Stewart on the other part, for the marriage of the latter with Elizabeth Hammyltoun, sister to the said Lord, whereby his Lordship becomes bound to infeft the said Mathew in the lands of the Halsyde in the barony of Drumschargat and shire of

Lanark, until he should pay to him or his hefrs the sum Duke op of 600 merks, or until he should deliver to them the right of MograOBEthe marriage of the " heritour of Avendaill," in which case the said Mathew was bound to resign the said lands; and the said Elizabeth becomes bound to give over the lands of the Lenax upon the said Mathew bringing home a dispensation for legalizing the marriage between her and him, and legitimating their children, and upon his giving her, in conjunct fee, 40/. worth of land, &c. Dated at the College of Bothwell, 9th April 1494.

95. Charter by the said James, Lord Hammilton, in terms of the foregoing Contract, to the said Mathew Stewart, of the said lands of Hawsyd, in the barony of Drumsargarth, for the sum of 600 merks, in name of dowry with the said Elizabeth Hammiltoun, his Lordship's sister: To be held by the said Mathew and the heirs of the said marriage, and their assignees; whom failing, by the said Mathew's nearest lawful heirs whomsoever, for rendering a red rose at the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist yearly, in name of blench farm, if asked only. Dated at the Castle of Hamilton, 18th April 1494.

96. Charter by John, Lord Kennady, to Mathew Stewart, lord of the feu of the earldom of Levenax and Lordship of Dernle, for security and payment of 450 merks of the three merk lands of the Twa Drumswyllys, one merk land of Makmancrstone, one merk land of Drumchoiis, three merk land of Drumcowys, with the mill of Polclewane, in the Barony of Ualrympill and shire of Ayr, and the two merk lands of Knockinane, on the river Stynchell, in the earldom of Kerrik and shire foresaid: To be held of the gTanter and his heirs by the said Mathew and his heirs, for payment of a penny Scots yearly, in name of blench farm, if asked only. Dated at Cassillis, 2nd June 1495.

97. Instrument of Dispensation by Robert, Archbishop of Glasgow, Commissioner of Julian, Bishop of Ostia, Great Penitentiary of Pope Alexander VI., dispensing with the impediments to the marriage of the foresaid Mathew Stewart and Elizabeth Hamyltoun (see No. 95), who were related to each other in the fourth degree of consanguinity and double fourth of affinity. Dated at Glasgow, 31st August 1495.

98. Instrument on the Sasine given by the hands of Patrick Colquhoune of Glyne, bailie of Mathew, Earl of Leuenax, to the said Elizabeth Hammiltone, the divorced spouse of the said Earl, for herself and the male children begotten between her and the said Earl, in conjunct fee, of the Manis of Dernlie, the two Kersvellis, the lands of the Crag of Neylstone Hoylhous and Greynhillis, and the Kirktoun of Neylstone in terms of her charter of the said lands. Dated 11th September 1495.

99. Bond of Reversion by Robert Lord Lyle, in favour of the said Mathew Earl of the Leuenax, Lord Dernle and Inchenan, of the ten merk lands of the town of Inchenan, the four merk lands of the park of Inchenan, and the three merk lands of Wrichtland and Rassele, and the three merk lands of Craigtown and Flwres, in the parish of Inchenan, lordship of Cruksfew, and shire of Renfrew, for payment of sums amounting to 1,200 merks as therein particularly specified. Dated at Lyle, 30th January 1496.

100. Precept from the Chancery of King James IV. for infefting John Colquhoun, of Luss, and Elizabeth Stewart, his spouse, in conjunct fee, in the 10/. lands of Garthsquyb and the mills thereof, in the earldom of Levenax and shire of Dumbarton, which lands and mills belonged to the said John Colquhoun heritably, and were resigned by him for new infeftment. Dated at Dumbarton, 6th April, in the tenth year of the King's reign [1498].

101. Obligation by Mathew Walles of Crago to the said Mathew, Earl of Leuinnax, to grant a discharge in favour of the latter for 150 merks of the sum of 3(H) merks, for which the lands of the Lynbank had been sold to him under reversion, and to grant a new letter of reversion containing the remainder of the sum (100/.) upon the said Lord infefting him heritably in four merks' worth of land of old extent of Fichero and Knockside, in Risdale Mwr, in the lordship of Cunningham and shire of Avr, for twelve merks of feu yearly. Dated at Ayr, 24th September 1498.

102. Letter of Reversion by the said Mathew Walles of Crago, in favour of the said Mathew, Earl of Lewinnax, and his heirs and assignees, of the said lands of the Lynbank, in the lordship of Avendale and shire of Lanark, upon payment to himself or his heirs of 300 merks Scots, and the delivery of a letter of tack of the said lands, for five years from the date of redemption, at a yearly rental of twelve marks. Dated at Ayr, 25th September 1498.

103. Commission by King James IV. to the said Mathew, Earl of Levinax appointing the latter his Majesty's lieutenant and "justice" in Kyntyr and Knapdale, and cmpowering him to grant remissions and respites to the inhabitants within the said bounds for all offences bygone. Given under the Signet, at Stirling, 11th May 1499.

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Dukeot 104. Obligation by William Hammiltoun, son and apMontbose. parent heir of Alexander Hammiltoun of Bathket, whereby he becomes bound to the said Mathew, Earl of Levenax, to cast down and put away the house which, by his Lordship's permission, he had built in the Muir of Bathket, on the Torreoch, upon his being commanded by the said Earl to do so. Dated at Dunbertain, January 1500.

105. Obligation by the same to the same, in terms similar to the foregoing. Dated at Dunbarton, 29th January 1500.

106. Notarial Instrument on the redemption by Mathew Lord of Dernly from Mr. Hamilton, Laird of lnnerwick, of certain lands and others, by "payment on the principal altar of the Church of Bathket of 20/., contained in the Letter of Reversion of the said lands. Done in the choir of the Church of Bathcat, 7th November 1502.

107. Precept by John Lord Sympill, Sheriff of Renfrew, appointing Patrick Colquhoun and others his Sheriffdeputies, for infefting the said Mathew, Earl of Lewenaxe, and Lord Dernlie in the lands of Bathkete, in terms of a precept from Chancery, directed to his Lordship to that effect. Dated at Renfrew, 10th June 1505.

108. Indenture between the said Mathew,Earl of Levenax, and Alexander, Lord Erskyne, relative to the right of the tenants of Bernys, Bernhill, and Awelandis, to pasturing their cattle on the common of Inchinnan, and to the division of the said pasture ground between the said Earl and the said Alexander Lord Erskyne, &c, for which division (by which a piece of land therein described, and fifty-four acre3 of the common were allotted to the latter) the said Alexander becomes bound to pay to the Earl 50/. Scots, upon his being infeft in the said land with the said fiftyfour acres of common. Dated at Stirling, 22d July 1505.

109. Extract Decree of the Consistorial Court of Glasgow, upon a contract, dated 15th June 1505, between the said Mathew, Earl'of Lennox, and Alexander Stewart of Galstone, whereby the said Earl became bound to infeft the said Alexander in free blench, for his good service, in twenty merks worth of land of old extent of the lands of Galstone, which his father had held in' feu, and the said Alexander became bound to resign to the said Earl other ten merks worth of the said lands of Galstone, with the keeping of the tower thereof. The Court ordain the parties to implement their respective parts of the said Contract. Dated 10th September 1505.

110. Instrument of Resignation and Sasine by Patrick Bertilmo, burgess of Renfrew, in favour of the said Mathew, Earl of Leuenax, of certain tenements in the said burgh, therein particularly described. Dated 10th December 1505.

111. Indenture between Mathew, Earl of Lewenax, Lord Dernlie, on the one part, and William, Earl of Montrose, Lord Grahame, on the other part, for the marriage of John Stewart, son and apparent heir of the former, and Margaret Grahame, daughter of the latter: For which marriage the said Earl of Montrose becomes bound to pay to the said Earl of Lewenax 1,800 merks, for the redemption of his rands of Henrystone, Howsill, and others, which were then wadset for the sums specified in the indenture; and the said Earl of Lewenax becomes bound to put his said son in the fee of 100/. worth of land, with a mansion-house, and to infeft him and his said spouse, in conjunct fee, in 120 merks' worth of the said land with the mansion-house thereon; the Earl himself to have the liferent of the remainder of the said 100/. land. Dated at Edinburgh, 15th April 1506.

112. Assignation by Christian Murdoch, spouse of John Freland, to the said Mathew, Earl of Leuenax, appointing him her assignee to a liferent made to her by Robert Callander of Dowratour, of two merks' worth, of new extent, of his lands of Bawcoroth Freland, in the earldom of Leuenax and shire of Dumbarton. Dated at Dumbarton, 2nd August 1506.

113. Process of Dispensation by Patrick Murray, Treasurer of the diocese of Dunblane, in virtue of a Commission to him by Cardinal Ludovick, Great Penitentiary of Pope Julius II. for dispensing with the impediments to the marriage of William Cunyngham, son and heir of Cuthbert, Earl of Glencairn, and Margaret Stewart, daughter of the said Mathew Stewart, Earl of Lewenax. Dated at Edinburgh, 15th December 1507.

114. Testament of Barald Stewart, Lord of Aubigny, Earl of Bewmont, whereby he bequeaths to the Minorite Friars of Edinburgh 1,400/., and places the rest of his property at tho disposal of his executors, Mathew, Earl of Leuenax, and John of Aysoune, to be bestowed by them for the good of his soul, as they shall answer to God. Dated at Corstorphine 8th, and confirmed at Edinburgh 18th June 1508.

115. Obligation by Mathew Campbell of Kyllocht, whereby, on the narrative that the said Mathew, Earl of Lennox, had sold to him the lands of Newmains, in the

barony of Torbolton and shire of Ayr, and had also assigned 1J>r^F ,: to him the lands of Kowmoir, in the Lordship of Dernlie, JTR"° in satisfaction of the profits of the said lands of Newmains lie becomes bound not to intromit with the profits of Newmains during his peaceable possession of Kowmoir (Kilmoir). Dated at Glasgow, 16th December 1508.

116. Obligation by John, Lord Ross, of Halkhede, relative to the payment of 200 merks, contained in an indenture between the Lord of Lennox and himself, so as not to "hort" the said Lord. Dated at the Halkhed, 26th April 1509.

117. Discharge by Archibald, Earl of Argyll, to Walter Boquhannane of that Ilk for 204/. Scots, in part payment of a greater sum due to the granter for the redemption from him of the lands of Strathyr, which had been apprised from the said Walter. Dated at Perth, 24th January 1510.

118. Discharge by the said John, Lord Ross, to the said Matthew, Earl of Leuenax, for 100 merks, in part payment of the granter's son's tocher, being the first instalment thereof. Dated at the Halkhed, 17th April 1511.

119. Obligation by the said John, Lord Ross, whereby, in respect of the payment to him by the said Mathew, Earl of Leuenax, of the said sum of 100 merks, and of his promise to pay 200 merks more before Martinmas thereafter for the redemption of the granter's lands, the latter becomes bound not to crave his Lordship for payment of the other 300 merks of tocher due by him till Beltane 1514, nor to dispone of his son's marriage to anyone else in the meantime. Dated at the Halkheid, 17th April 1511.

120. Indenture of a Contract of Marriage between John Stewart, Master of Lennox, and Elizabeth Stewart, daughter of John, Earl of Athole. For which marriage the Earl of Lennox becomes bound to infeft his said son and his said spouse in the place and fortalice of Gastoun, with the Mains thereof, and other lands lying around it, to the extent of a ten merk land of old extent, the whole lands and barony of Tarboltoun, and twenty merks worth of the lands of Drygarne, in the shire of Ayr, &c, and Sir John Stewart, Master of Athole, becomes bound to pay to the said Earl of Lennox 1,000 merks for the redemption of certain of his lands: the half of which, when redeemed, were to be given to the said Master of Athole and his said spouse, in conjunct fee. Dated at Edinburgh, 19th January 1511.

121. Instrument of Dispensation by James Lyn, Canon of Dunkeld, in virtue of a commission to him from the Penitentiary of Pope Julius II., dispensing with the impediments to the marriage of the said John Stewart, son and heir of Mathew, Earl of Leuenax, and Isabella Stewart, daughter of the said John, Earl of Athole, who were related to each other in the second and fourth degrees of consanguinity. Done in the Chapel Royal at Holyrood, 29th January 1511.

122. Instrument of Sasine, proceeding upon a precept from the Chancery of King James IV., in favour of the said Mathew, Earl of Leuevenax, of the lands of the Earldom of Leuenax and the office of Sheriff of Dumbartonshire, with the patronage of the provostrys of the collegiate church of Dumbarton, and of all other churches and chaplainries of the said earldom and shire in property and superiority. Dated 16th February 1511.

123. Discharge by the said John, Lord Rqs3, to the said Mathew, Earl of Leuenax, for 200 merks paid to him by the latter, in terms of a Contract of Marriage made between them. Dated at the Halkhed, 11th July 1512.

124. Discharge by Sir Alexander Barbour on behalf of John, Lord Ross, for twenty merks in silver and gold, paid by the hands of Mr. Robert Maxwell, rector of Torboltoune, on the part of the said Mathew, Earl of Lennox, being the balance of 200 merks of his daughter's tocher. Dated at Glasgow, 17th November 1512.

125. Precept by John, Lord Drummond, to his bailies, for infefting Henry Malcum, merchant burgess of Perth in the two part of the lands of Fornoch, in the stewartry of Stratherne and shire of Perth. Dated at Drummane, 5th August 1513.

126. Letters under the Great Seal by King James V., appointing Walter Buchanan of that Ilk, and others, his Sheriffs of Dumbarton, for serving John Stewart as heir to his father, Matthew, Earl of Leuenax, in the lands, annual rents, offices, and others, which belonged to the latter in the said shire. Dated at Stirling in the first year of the King's reign, 23rd September 1513.

127. Letters by King James V., to the said Walter Buchanan of that Ilk, and others, his Sheriffs in that part, to charge the tenants of the earldom of Lennox to pay their rents to John, Earl of Lennox, who was served heir to the said earldom, but had not as yet entered thereto. Dated 7th November, in the first year of the King's reign [1513.]

128. Indenture between the said John, Earl of Leuenax, and John, Lord Lyle, whereby the former renounces to the latter his lands of Duchall, ward and blench farm, in the lordship of Dwchall, and the said John, Lord Lyl, becomes bound to cause his "eyme," Mr. John Lyle, to renounce in favour of the said Earl of Lennox, the lands of Raschelie, Wrychtlande, and the park of Inchynane, &c. Dated at Glasgow, 23rd April 1514.

129. Bond of Manrent by Ninian Bannachtyne of the Kamys, and Robert Bannachtyne, his son, whereby they become bound to be men and servants to John, Earl of Lenax, and to give him their best counsel, when required, and to take part with the captain or captains of the Castle of Bute. Dated 10th February 1514.

130. Discharge by Patrick Maxwell, of Newark, to the said John, Earl of Leuenax, of the ward and marriage of John Napier, son and heir of the late Robert Napier, of Kylmahew, and of CO bolls of meal and half a chalder of bear yearly, from the lands of Haltonrig and Conreuth, during the time of the ward of John, Lord Lile; and also of 120 merks due to him by the said Earl in consideration of the latter having infeft the granter of the discharge heritably in the lands of Dargavell, in the shire of Renfrew. Dated July 1516.

131. Indenture between John, Earl of Lenax, Lord Darnly, and Hugh, Earl of Eglington, Lord Montgomery, for the marriage of Mathew Stewart, eldest son and heir of the former, with Cristian Montgomery, eldest daughter of John Master, of Eglington; whom failing, the marriage of the eldest surviving son of the, said John, Earl of Lenax, with the eldest surviving daughter of the said Master of Eglington. For which marriage the said Hew, Earl of Eglington, becomes bound to pay 2,000 merks towards the redemption of the said John, Earl of Lenax's lands, &c. Dated 16th February 151!).

132. Agreement between the said John, Earl of Levenax, on the one part, and Allan Stewart, of Craghall, on the other part, whereby the former becomes bound to infeft the latter in the lands of Drigarne, in the bailiery of Cunningham, and the said Allane, on his part becomes bound to infeft the said Earl in the lands of Inchinnane, and either to redeem the said lands of Drigarne to the extent of 300 merks, or pay the said sum.to the Earl in money. Dated 19th April 1520.

133. Tack by King James V., with consent of John, Duke of Albany, Governor of Scotland, to the said John, Earl of Levenax, of the lands and lordship of Bute, with the forest thereof, for three years from Whitsunday 1521, for payment yearly of six merks for each chalder of bear, thirty-two shillings for each chalder of oats, and thirteen shillings and fourpence for each mart. Dated 8th February 1521.

134. Obligation by John Stewart, of Halrig, to resign in favour of the said John, Earl of Leuenax, the lands of Over Dernle, in which he was infeft under reversion, upon payment by the Earl to him and his heirs of 115 merks. Dated 11th June 1522.

135. Letters by King James V. to the Sheriffs of Dumbarton and Renfrew, and to the Stewart of Menteith, commanding them to assist the said John, Earl of Leuenax, Warden of the East Marches and Lieutenant within the bounds of Lothian, the Merce, and Teviotdale, in keeping good rule therein. Dated 22d January 1523.

136. Commission by King James v., under the Privy Seal, appointing the said John, Earl of Levynax, to be His Majesty's Justice within the bounds of the lands, lordship, and Isle of Bute, in consideration of the good service done by him to the King in times past. Dated May 1525.

137. Tack by King James V. to the said John, Earl of Levynax, of the lands and Lordship of Bute, with the forest of the same, for five years from Whitsunday 1526, for payment yearly of the rental specified in No. 133 supra. Dated 31st May 1525.

138. Obligation by King James V. to avail himself of the advice of the said John, Earl of Levinax, on all important occasions, "fyrst and befor ony man," in consideration of the great services rendered to the King in preserving His Majesty's person and maintaining his authority during his minority. Dated 26th June 1526.

139. Notarial instrument on the gift by Elizabeth Hammylton, Countess of Lenax, to Isabella Stewart, Countess of Lenax, younger, of the fruits and emoluments of certain portions of the lands of Baldinhecht and Glanderstone, for one year, and afterwards during the granter's pleasure. Dated 7th May 1527.

140. Letters of Excommunication by the Officials of Glasgow, against persons unknown, who had abstracted from a chest in which they were kept an Instrument of Sasine of the lands of Demlee, &c, and other title deeds, benloging to Mathew, Earl of Lennox. Dated 2d May 1528.

141. Back Bond by Patrick Colquhoun, of Ardinconnell,

and Isabel Nikcaula, his spouse, to George Buquhannan of Dura Op that Ilk, whereby on the narrative that the latter had sold Mo^f°»* to them heritably the 40s. lands of old extent of Kirkmychell Buquhannan, they became bound not to uptake more than eight merks yearly of the said lands without ths consent of the said George. Dated at Rosdew, 6th February 1528.

142. Obligation by Dame Elizabeth Hammyltoun, elder Countess of Leuenax, and Dame Isabel Stewart, younger Countess of Leuenax, to submit the matter of their respective terces to the arbitration of Gawane Hammyltoun of the Haggis, James Hammylton of Turnilaw, and others thereinmentioned, on the part of the elder Countess, and of Ninian, Lord Ross, John Colquhoun of Luss, and others thereinmentioned, on the pare of the younger Countess. Dated at Glasgow, 9th April 1529.

143. Obligation by the said Dame Elizabeth Hammyltoun, Countess of Lenax, and John Sympill of Fullwood, to submit to the action between them, as to their respective rights to certain portions of the Common of Inchynnan, to the arbitration of Mr. Adam Colquhoun, parson of Stobo, and official of Glasgow, William Stirling of Glorat, John Bresbaine of Bishoptoun, and James Freland of that Ilk. Dated at the Kirk of Renfew, 21st April 1530.

144. Deposition by Gilbert Legzeit, one of the witnesses in the action before referred to, between Dame Elizabeth Hammyltoun, Countess Dowager of Lennox, and John Sympill of Fullwod, concerning the common lands of Inchmnan, called Schawistoune, Tynkellaris Malinir, and the New Ward. Dated 23 April 1530.

145. Decreet Arbitral by Adam Colquhoun, parson of Stobo, William Stirling of Glerat, and others, under the submission between the said Dame Elizabeth Hammyltoun, Countess of Lennox, and John Sympill of Fulwood, respecting the division between them of certain portions of the Common of Inchinnan. (See No. 143.) Dated at Renfew, 28th July 1530.

146. Agreement between the said Mathew, Earl of Leuenax, with consent of Robert, Bishop of Orkney, and others, on the one part, and Sir James Hamyltoun of Fynnart, on behalf of James, Earl of Arran, on the other part, for themselves, their kin, and friends, for the removal of the suspicion and hatred conceived by the said Mathew against the said James, Earl of Arran, for the slaughter of the deceased John, Earl of Leuenax, committed beside Linlithgow, whereby the said Sir James becomes bound to fee six chaplains to "do suffrage" for the soul of the said deceased Earl for seven years; three of them to sing continually in the' College Kirk of Hamilton, and the other three to sing continually in the Blackfriars of Glasgow, &c. Dated at Stirling, 13th February 1530.

147. Letters of King James V., under the Privy Seal, appointingthe said Mathew, Earl of Leuenax,and his heirs and assignees, Captains of the Castle of Dumbarton, and assigning to them all lands, annual rents, fishings, mails, duties, and others belonging thereto, for nineteen years from Whitsunday, 1531, reserving to William Stirling of Glorat, and his heirs, the tacks granted to them by Sir James Hamilton of Fynnart, of the office of Depute Constable of the said Castle. Dated 28th April 1531.

148. Indenture between James Striueling, Constable of Dumbarton, on the one part, and Thomas Tulloch, servant to the King (James V.), on the other part, on the delivery by the former to the latter, of "ten twohandit swordis and "two culuerynnes," which were delivered to George Striueling of Glorat. Dated 14th August 1536.

149. Signet Letters by King James V. to the Sheriffs of Dumbarton and Renfrew, and all other Judges, discharging them from calling and proceeding with all actions and processes against the said Mathew, Earl of Leuenax, until after his return from France, especially the action raised and pursued against him before the Sheriff of Renfrew, by Archibald, Earl of Argyle, and others. Dated at Temptalloun, 26th July, in the twenty-eighth year of the King's reign [1541].

150. Summons, at the instance of Dame Helen Stewart, Lady Erroll, proprietrix of the lands of Crookistoun, and lands of Inchinnan, against Robert, Master of Simpile, for preventing her from intermitting with the corn of the said lands. Given under the Signet, at Stirling, 21st November, in the second year of the Queen's reign [1544.]

151. Instructions by Mathew, fourth Earl of Levinax, relative to the management and conduct of his affairs until his return from England, wherein he gives directions to beseech the King to supersede any action with respect to the Isle of Bute and the Castle of Dunbarton, See., till his Lordship's return; also to enter such tenants as were unentered without making any compositions or disponing of any ward or marriage pertaining to his Lordship; suggests that the maills of the lands that belonged to William Edmeston, in the Ballocht, should remain in the

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