LXXVIII
Charter of James VI granting in feu the lands and barony of Glasgow to Walter, Commendator of Blantyre (1587)

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1894

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'LXXVIII: Charter of James VI granting in feu the lands and barony of Glasgow to Walter, Commendator of Blantyre (1587)', Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow 1175-1649: Part 2 (1894), pp. 215-225. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=48008 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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LXXVIII. Charter by King James VI. under his Great Seal, granting in feu to Walter, Commendator of Blantyre, the lands and barony of Glasgow, and other lands and duties. Holyrood, 3d November 1587.

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Jacobus Dei gratia Rex Scotorum omnibus probis hominibus totius terre sue clericis et laicis salutem. Sciatis nos, post nostram perfectam etatem viginti vnius annorum, in parliamento nostro tento apud Edinburgh [vigenti novem] die mensis Julij, anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo octuagesimo septimo declaratam, quocirca integre terre temporales, officia et regalitates omnium prelatiarum et beneficiorum minorum et maiorum infra regnum nostrum nobis et patrimonio nostre corone annexate sunt; ac etiam post nostram generalem reuocationem dissolutionem in dicto nostro parliamento pro locatione dictarum terrarum temporalium, officiorum et regalitatum in feudifirma facta est; Igitur pro bono vero et gratuito seruitio nobis per fidelem nostrum consanguineum et consiliarium Walterum commendatarium de Blantyre impenso, cum auisamento nostrorum charissimorum consanguineorum et consiliariorum domini Joanne Maitland de Thirlstane militis nostrie cancellarij, magistri Thome Lyoun de Balduky, magistri de Glamis nostri thesaurarij, domini Ludouici Bellendene de Auchnoule militis nostre justiciarie clerici, et magistri Roberti Dowglas prepositi de Lincloudene nostri collectoris generalis, dedisse, concessisse et here ditarie in feudifirma et regalitate disposuisse, et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse, prefato Waltero commendatario de Blantyre, suis heredibus et assignatis, omnes et singulas terras, dominia, burgos, baronias, regalitates, villas, officia et alias respectiue subscriptas, viz.: Terras et baroniam de Glasgw, ciuitatem et burgum regalitatis de Glasgw, cum omnibus terris, bondis, tenementis, domibus, hortis, pomerijs, caudis, vstrinis, horreis ac alijs edificijs infra bondas dicti burgi, tenentibus, tenandriis, libere tenentium seruitijs eiusdem, ac vnaquaque parte earundem, feudifirmis, firmis burgalibus ac alijs deuorijs eiusdem quibuscunque, cum omnibus iure, titulo, iurisclameo, custumis, deuorijs ac omnibus alijs priuilegijs quibuscunque, que archipiscopis de Glasgw aliquibus temporibus preteritis pertinuerunt; ac omnes et singulas reliquas terras dicte baronie de Glasgw, et signanter villas et terras de Mekill Govane, Westscheill, Govanescheillis, Haggis, Littill Govane, Brigend, Gorbillis, Borrowfeild Nicolas Linnagehauch, Gersumland, Littill Co[wca] ldenis, Bromehill, Rammishorne, Dalmarnok, Mekill Cowcaldenis, Stobcors, Over Newtoun, Nether Newtoun, the West Syde of Partik, the Eist Syde of Partik, Hindland, Kirklie, molendinum de Partik, terras molendinarias eiusdem, Balschagrie, Gartnaivell, Balgray, Wodesyde, Garrocht, Garbraid, Rouchhill, Keppo, Possillis, Over et Nethir Coutstoun, Lambhill, Kenmure, Partikzaird, Brewland of Partik, molendinum fullonum de Partik, molendinum nuncupatum Archie Lyonis Mylne, terras de Kendyhill, terras de Haghill, Carrendenis, Provest hauch, Cadder, pratum de Partik, nouas et antiquas parcas de Partik, molendinum vocatum Quheitmylne, Auchynnairns, Robrestoun, Limloch, Gardarroch, Crystoun, Dauidstoun, Gartinquene, Gartinquenemure, Johnestoun, Gartforie, Mukdawis, Edingeich, Badlay, Molens, Garcosch, Balgaddeis, Comflattis, Halhill, Balrachany, Windehege, Bruntbrome, Blakzairdis, Daldowie, Over Kenmure, Over Karmyld, Nethir Carmyld, Dalbeyth: omnes et singulas terras de Scheildilstoun, Lochwode; ac omnes et singulas terras de Provand; cum castris, turribus, fortalicijs, maneriebus, pomerijs, hortis, partibus, pendiculis, parcis, annexis, connexis, molendinis, siluis, piscationibus, lie outsettis, tenentibus, tenandriis, liberetenentium seruitijs earundem, ac omnibus suis pertinentiis; iacentes infra viecomitatum nostrum de Lanerk: Terras et baroniam de Ancrum, terras dominicales et molendinum de Ancrum, cum castris, turribus, fortalicijs, maneriebus, pomerijs, hortis, parcis, annexis, connexis, molendinis, siluis, piscationibus, lie outsettis, partibus, pendiculis, tenentibus, tenandriis, liberetenentium seruitijs earundem, ac omnibus suis pertinentiis; terras et baroniam de Eskirk, cum castris, turribus, fortalicijs, maneriebus, hortis, pomerijs, parcis, annexis, connexis, lie outsettis, partibus, pendiculis, tenentibus, tenandris, liberetenentium seruitijs earundem, molendinis, siluis, piscationibus, ac omnibus suis pertinentiis; terras et baroniam de Leillesleif, cum castris, turribus, fortalicijs, maneriebus, hortis, pomerijs, annexis, connexis, lie outsettis, partibus, pendiculis, siluis, piscationibus, molendinis, tenentibus, tenandriis, liberetenentium seruitijs earundem, ac omnibus suis pertinentiis; iacentes infra vicecomitatum nostrum de Roxburcht: terras de Biscoppisforrest, terras de Nuddrie Forrester, terras vocatas the Halfpenny Land in Carrik, terras ecclesiasticas de Cambusnethane; ac omnes et quascunque alias terras ex antiquo dicto archiepiscopatui de Glasgw pertinentes, vbicunque eedem iacent infra regnum nostrum (exceptis terris et baronijs de Stobo et Edlistoun, cum balliatibus earundem ac toto que desuper sequi poterit, dicto nostro cancellario; necnon terris et baronia de Carstaris, cum balliatu eiusdem, et omne que desuper sequi poterit, domino Willelmo Stewart fillio domini Andree Stewart de Vchiltrie per nos prius dispositis); Ac etiam cum aduocationibus, donationibus et iure patronatus omnium et quorumcunque beneficiorum majorum et minorum ex antiquo ad dispositionem archiepiscoporum de Glasgw pro tempore existentium; vnacum officijs balliatus et iusticiarie totius regalitatis dicti archiepiscopatus tam proprietatis quam tenandrie eiusdem; exceptis balliatibus dictarum terrarum baroniarum supraspecificatarum. Dando, concedendo et committendo dicto Waltero commendatario de Blantyre, suis heredibus et assignatis, nostram plenam, liberam, planam potestatem generalem et mandatum speciale, nostro nomine, balliatus et iusticiarie curias dicte regalitatis, proprietatis tenandrie eiusdem, cum suis pertinentiis (exceptis prius exceptis), tenentibus et inhabitantibus earundem et alijs quibuscunque quorum interest, statuendi et inchoandi, affirmandi, tenendi, ac quoties opus fuerit continuandi, sectas vocare faciendi, absentes amerchiandi, transgressores puniendi, exitus, amerchiamenta, bluduitas et eschaetas dictarum curiarum, ac etiam omnes alias eschaetas infra dictam regalitatem et bondas eiusdem (exceptis prius exceptis) contingentes, pro quibuscunque criminibus per dictos inhabitatores seu quosuis alios infra bondas earundem commissis, criminibus proditoriis tantum exceptis, leuandi, percipiendi, et ad eorum commoditatem et proficuum applicandi ac desuper ad eorum voluntatis libitum disponendi, et pro eisdem si opus fuerit namandi et distringendi, namata appreciari faciendi, vendendi et abducendi secundum iuris formam, omnes et singulos tenentes et inhabitatores proprietatis et tenandrie dicte regalitatis, coram quibuscunque iudice seu iurisdictionibus, spiritualibus seu temporalibus attechiatos et arrestatos, ad priuilegium et libertatem dicte regalitatis replegiandi, reducendi et reportandi, cautionem de collerath proiusticia partibus conquirentibus infra iuris terminum ministrandi, dandi et prestandi, deputatos vnum seu plures sub ipsis, cum clericis, sariandis, adiudicatoribus, et omnibus alijs officiarijs et membris curie necessarijs, faciendi, creandi et iurare causandi, pro[quibus] dictus commendatarius et sui predicti respondebunt; cum capella et cancellaria regalitatis; ac generaliter, omnia alia et singula faciendi, dicendi, gerendi et exercendi, que in premissis et circa ea necessaria fuerint, seu quomodolibet oportuna. Firmum atque stabile habentes et habituros totum et quicquid dictus commendatarius suique heredes, deputati ac officiarij, in premissis rite duxerit seu duxerint facieudum. Ac Preterea dedimus, concessimus, disposuimus et assignauimus, tenoreque presentis carte nostre damus, concedimus, disponimus et assignamus dicto commendatario de Blantyre et suis predictis summam ducentarum librarum monete annuatim de feodo, pro vsu [et] exercitione dictorum officiorum balliatus et iusticiarie, per ipsos retinen dam de primis et promptioribus feodis et deuorijs infra specificatis; cum plena potestate ipsis vocandi et prosequendi pro reductione infeofamentorum feudifirmarum, si que fuit hactenus locata, dictarum terrarum, baroniarum seu alicuius partis eiusdem, secundum iuris formam. Insuper pro certis rationabilibus causis nos mouentibus, ereximus, creauimus, vniuimus, annexauimus et incorporauimus, tenoreque presentis carte nostre erigimus, creamus, vnimus, annexamus et incorporamus omnes et singulas predictas terras, dominium, baronias, burgum in baronia et regalitatem, castra, turres, fortalicia, maneries, pomaria, hortos, parcas, siluas, molendina, piscationes, officia, tenentes, tenandrias et liberetenentium seruitia, aduocationes, donationes, et ius patronatus canonicorum, prebendariorum, capellaniarum, ecclesiarum et beneficiorum quorumcunque, ex antiquo dictis Archiepiscopis de Glasgw pertinentes, annexis, connexis, lie outsettis, partes, pendiculas et omnes earum pertinentias, tam particulariter quam generaliter supra mentionatas (exceptis prius exceptis), in vnum liberum dominium et regalitatem omni tempore futuro dominium de Glasgw nuncupandum, et castrum de Glasgw principale esse messuagium dicti dominij: ac decernimus et ordinamus quod vnica sasina per dictum commendatarium et suos predictos apud dictum castrum de Glasgw capienda sufficiens erit sasina pro omnibus et singulis predictis terris, dominio, baronijs, officijs et alijs respectiue suprascriptis, sine aliqua alia particulari sasina apud aliquam partem earundem omni tempore futuro sumenda; non obstante quod predicte terre, dominium et baronie, non contigue iacent sed in diuersis vicecomitatibus. Et Similiter dedimus et concessimus, ac tenore presentis carte nostre damus et concedimus plenam licentiam, libertatem et priuilegium prefato comendatario et suis successoribus in dictis domino et baronijs suprascriptis, easdem terras et baronias aut aliquem partem earundem veteribus et natiuis tenentibus eiusdem in feudifirma assedare, tenendas de ipso et suis successoribus in dicto dominio. Que infeofamenta declaramus sunt [et] erunt receptoribus earundem tanti sufficientie et valoris omni tempore futuro, ac si eadem per nos immediate ipsis data et concessa fuissent. Et ad hunc effectum nos pro nobis et successoribus nostris renunciamus actionem omnem, titulum, interesse et iurisclameum que nos aut successores nostri ad easdem aut aliquam partem earundem habemus, vel habere poterimus quocunque modo in futurum. Ac etiam, si contigerit prefatum commendatarium, aut suos successores in predicto dominio de Glasgw, aliquo tempore futuro forisfactos fore (quod caueat Deus), et ob id infeofamenta dictorum, tenentium in questionem seu damnum trahere, decernimus et ordinamus quod forisfactura contra nostros immediatos tenentes dicti dominij deducenda nullo modo ledat seu preiudicet dictorum tenentium infeofamentis, per ipsos respectiue de eisdem recipiendis; sed huiusmodi infeofamenta dictorum tenentium respectiue in suis robore et effectu omni tempore futuro remanebunt, ac si nostri immediati tenentes dicti dominij de Glasgw nunquam forisfacti fuissent; penes quam tenore presentis carte nostre imperpetuum dispensamus. Tenendas Et Habendas omnes et singulas terras et baronias de Glasgw, burgum et ciuitatem eiusdem, terras de Ancrum, Leileisleif, Eskirk, ac omnes alias villas et terras particulariter supraspecificatas, cum castris, turribus, fortalicijs, maneriebus, pomarijs, hortis, pratis, siluis, molendinis, piscationibus, feudifirmis, canis, custumis, tenentibus, tenandrijs, liberetenentium seruitijs earundem, aduocationibus, donationibus, et iure patronatus ecclesiarum, capellaniarum et beneficiorum predictorum; cum plena libertate et priuilegio regalitatis, capelle et cancellarie infra omnes bondas dictarum baroniarum, burgi, villarum et aliarum superius mentionatarum; vnacum dictis officijs balliatus et iusticiare dicte regalitatis infra omnes bondas eiusdem predictas; et omnibus suis pertinentiis particulariter suprascriptis (exceptis prius exceptis), vnitas, annexatas, erectas et incorporatas in vnum liberum dominium et regalitatem, vt dictum est, prefato Waltero commendatario de Blantyre, suis heredibus et assignatis, de nobis et successoribus nostris in feudifirma et hereditate imperpetuum; per omnes rectas metas suas antiquas et diuisas, prout iacent in longitudine et latitudine, in domibus, edificijs, bascis, planis, moris, marresijs, vijs, semitis, aquis, stagnis, riuolis, pratis, pascuis et pasturis, molendinis, multuris et eorum sequelis, aucupationibus, venationibus, piscationibus, petarijs, turbarijs, carbonibus, carbonarijs, cuniculis, cunicularijs, columbis, columbarijs, fabrilibus, brasinis, bruerijs et genestis, siluis, nemoribus, et virgultis, lignis, tignis, lapicidijs, lapide et calce; cum curijs et earum exitibus, querelis, herezeldis, bluduitis, et mulierum merchetis; cum priuilegio et libertate libere forreste, vert et vennesoun, sok, sak, thole, theme, infangtheif, outfangtheif, pit et gallous: cum curijs balliatus et iusticiarie, camerarie et iusticiarie itineribus dicte regalitatis; cum communi pastura, libero introitu et exitu; ac cum omnibus alijs et singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus, proficuis et asiamentis, ac iustis suis pertinentis quibuscunque, tam non nominatis quam nominatis, tam subtus terra quam supra terram, procul et prope, ad predictas terras et dominium de Glasgw spectantibus seu juste spectare valentibus quomodolibet in futurum: libere, quiete, plenarie, integre, honorifice, bene et in pace, sine aliqua reuoucacione, contradictione, impedimento aut obstaculo quocunque. Reddendo inde annuatim dictus Walterus commendatarius de Blantyre, heredes sui et assignati, nobis et successoribus nostris ac nos tris presentibus et pro tempore existentibus, summam quincentarum librarum, ratione deductionis tercie vsualis monete regni Scotie, ad duos anni terminos, festa videlicet Penthecostes et Sancti Martini in hyeme, per equales portiones nomine feudiferme: ac etiam heredes et assignati dicti commendatarij duplicando predictam summam primo anno eorum introitus ad dictas terras et dominium de Glasgw, prout vsus est feudiferme tantum, In Cuius Rei testimonium huic predicte carte nostre magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus. Testibus . . . Apud Halyrudhous tertio die mensis Nouembris, anno Domino millesimo quingentesimo octuagesimo septimo, et regni nostri vicesimo primo.

[Translation]

James, by the grace of God King of Scots, to all good men of his whole land, clerics and laics, greeting. Know ye that we, after our perfect age of twenty-one years, declared in our Parliament held at Edinburgh, the [twenty-ninth] day of the month of July, the year of God one thousand five hundred and eighty-seven, whereby the whole temporal lands, offices and regalities of all prelacies and benefices, small and great, within our kingdom, were annexed to us and to the patrimony of our Crown; and also after our general revocation, a dissolution was made in our said parliament, for letting the said temporal lands, offices and regalities, in fee-farm: Therefore, for the good, true, and thankful service done to us by our faithful cousin and counsellor Walter, commendator of Blantyre, we, with advice of our dearest cousins and counsellors, Sir John Maitland of Thirlstane, Knight, our chancellor; master Thomas Lyoun of Balduky, master of Glamis, our treasurer; Sir Lewis Bellendene of Auchnoule, Knight, our justice-clerk; and master Robert Dowglass, provost of Lincloudene, our collector-general, have given, granted, and in feufarm and regality heritably disponed, and by this our present charter confirmed, to the foresaid Walter, commendator of Blantyre, his heirs and assignees, all and sundry the lands, lordships, burghs, baronies, regalities, towns, offices, and others respectively underwritten, to wit: The lands and barony of Glasgow, city and burgh of regality of Glasgow, with all lands, bounds, tenements, houses, gardens, orchards, butts of land, malt kilns, barns, and other buildings, within the bounds of the said burgh, tenants, tenandries, services of free tenants thereof; and every part thereof, feu-farms, burgh mails, and other duties thereof whatsoever, with all right, title, claim of right, customs, duties, and all other privileges whatsoever, which belonged to the archbishops of Glasgow in any time bygone; and all and sundry the other lands of the said barony of Glasgow: And particularly the towns and lands of Mekill Govane, Westscheill, Govanescheillis, Haggis, Littill Govane, Brigend, Gorbillis, Borrowfeild, Nicolas Linnagehauch, Gersumland, Littill Coldenis, Bromehill, Rammishorne, Dalmarnok, Mekill Cowcaldenis, Stobcors, Over Newtoun, Nether Newtoun, the West Syde of Partik, the Eist Syde of Partik, Hindland, Kirklie, mill of Partik, mill lands of the same, Balschagrie, Gartnaivel, Balgray, Wodesyde, Garrocht, Garbraid, Rouchhill, Keppo, Possillis, Over and Nethir Coutstoun, Lambhill, Kenmure, Partikzaird, Brewland of Partik, Walkmill of Partik, mill called Archie Lyonis Mylne, lands of Kendyhill, lands of Haghill, Carrendenis, Provesthauch, Cadder, meadow of Partik, New and Old Parks of Partik, the mill called Quheitmylne, Auchynnairns, Robrestoun, Limloch, Gardarroch, Crystoun, Dauidstoun, Gartinquene, Gartinquenemure, Johnestoun, Gartforie, Mukdawis, Edingeich, Badlay, Molens, Garcosch, Balgaddeis, Comflattis, Halhill, Balrachany, Windehege, Brunthrome, Blakzairdis, Daldowie, Over Kenmure, Over Karmyld, Nethir Carmyld, Dalbeyth; all and sundry the lands of Scheildilstoun, Lochewode, and all and sundry the lands of Provand; with castles, towers, fortalices, manor-places, orchards, gardens, parts, pendicles, parks, annexes, connexes, mills, woods, fishings, outsets, tenants, tenandries, services of free tenants thereof, and all their pertinents, lying within our sheriffdom of Lanark: The lands and barony of Ancrum, mains and mill of Ancrum, with castles, towers, fortalices, manor places, orchards, gardens, parks, annexes, connexes, mills, woods, fishings, outsets, parts, pendicles, tenants, tenandries, services of free tenants thereof and all their pertinents; the lands and barony of Eskirk, with castles, towers, fortalices, manorplaces, gardens, orchards, parks, annexes, connexes, outsets, parts, pendicles, tenants, tenandries, services of free tenants thereof, mills, woods, fishings, and all their pertinents; the lands and barony of Leilliesleaf, with castles, towers, fortalices, manorplaces, gardens, orchards, annexes, connexes, outsets, parts, pendicles, woods, fishings, mills, tenants, tenandries, services of free tenants thereof, and all their pertinents, lying within our sheriffdom of Roxburgh; the lands of Biscoppisforest, the lands of Nuddrie Forrester, the lands called the halfpenny Land in Carrik, the kirklands of Cambusnethane; and all and whatsoever other lands which of old belonged to the said archbishopric of Glasgow, wherever the same lands lie within our kingdom (excepting the lands and baronies of Stobo and Edlistoun, with the bailliaries thereof, and all that may follow thereupon, formerly disponsed by us to our said chancellor; and the lands and barony of Carstaris, with the bailliary thereof, and all that may follow thereupon, formerly disponed by us to Sir William Stewart, son of Sir Andrew Stewart of Vchiltrie): And also with the presentations, gifts, and right of patronage of all and whatsoever benefices, greater and less, that were of old at the disposal of the archbishops of Glasgow for the time; together with the offices of bailliary and justiciary of the whole regality of the said archbishopric, as well property as tenandry thereof, except the bailliaries of the said lands and baronies above specified. Giving, granting, and committing to the said Walter, commendator of Blantyre, his heirs and assignees, our full, free, plain general power, and special mandate, in our name, to appoint and begin, affirm, hold, and as often as need be to continue, courts of bailliary and justiciary of the said regality, property, and tenandry of the same, with their pertinents (except as before excepted), for the tenants and inhabitants thereof, and others whomsoever whom it concerns, suits to cause to be called absents to amerce, transgressors, to punish, issues, amerciaments, blood wites, and escheats of the said courts, and also all other escheats falling within the said regality and bounds thereof (excepting as before excepted), for whatever crimes committed by the said inhabitants or any others within the bounds thereof, crimes of treason only excepted, to uplift, receive, and apply for their own use and profit, and to dispone thereupon at their will and pleasure, and to poind and distrain for the same if need be, to cause appraise, sell and carry away the goods poinded, according to form of law, to repledge, return and bring back to the privilege and freedom of the said regality, all and sundry tenants and inhabitants of the property and tenandry of the said regality, before whatever judge or jurisdictions, spiritual or temporal, they be attached and arrested; to give and afford to parties complaining cautio de collerath for ministering of justice within term of law, to make, create, and cause be sworn deputes one or more under them, with clerks, serjeants, adjudicators and all other needful officers and members of court, for whom the said commendator and his foresaids shall answer; with chapel and chancery of regality; and generally all and sundry other things to do, say, perform and exercise, which shall be needful in or anent the premises, or in any way speedful thereto. Firm and stable holding and to hold all and whatsoever the said commendator and his heirs, deputes and officers shall think proper to be done in the premises. And Further, we have given, granted, disponed and assigned, and by the tenor of our present charter give, grant, dispone and assign to the said commendator of Blantyre and his foresaids, the sum of two hundred pounds money yearly of fee, for using and exercising of the said offices of bailliary and justiciary, to be retained by them out of the first and readiest fees and duties within specified; with full power to them to call and pursue for reduction of infeftments of feufarm, if any be heretofore set, of the said lands, baronies, or any part thereof, according to form of law. Further more, for certain reasonable causes moving us, we have erected, created, united, annexed and incorporated, and, by the tenor of our present charter, erect, create, unite, annex and incorporate all and sundry the foresaid lands, lordships, baronies, burgh of barony and regality, castles, towers, fortalices, manor places, orchards, gardens, parks, woods, mills, fishings, offices, tenants, tenandries and services of free tenants, presentations, gifts, and right of patronage of canons, prebendaries, chaplainries, churches and benefices whatsoever, of old time belonging to the said archbishops of Glasgow, annexes, connexes, outsets, parts, pendicles and all their pertinents, as well particularly as generally above mentioned (except as before excepted), into one free lordship and regality, to be called in all time to come the lordship of Glasgow, and the Castle of Glasgow to be the principal messuage of the said lordship; and we decern and ordain that a single seisin, to be taken by the said commendator and his foresaids at the said Castle of Glasgow, shall be a sufficient seisin for all and sundry the foresaid lands, lordship, baronies, offices and others respectively above written, without any other particular seisin to be taken in all time to come at any other part there of; notwithstanding that the foresaid lands, lordship and barony do not lie contiguous, but in different shires. And In Like Manner we have given and granted, and by the tenor of our present charter give and grant full licence, freedom and privilege to the foresaid commendator and his successors in the said lordship and baronies above written, to set in feufarm the said lands and baronies, or any part thereof, to the ancient and native tenants thereof, to be held of him and his successors in the said lordship. Which infeftments we declare are and shall be as sufficient and of as great strength to the receivers thereof, as if the same had been immediately given or granted to them by us. And to this effect we, for us and our successors, renounce all action, title, interest and claim of right which we or our successors have to the same or any part thereof, or may have in any way in time to come. And also, if the foresaid commendator or his successors in the foresaid lordship of Glasgow, shall happen to be forfeited at any time to come (which God forbid), and on that account the infeftments of the said tenants be brought into question or damage, we decern and ordain that the forfeiture, which shall be led against our immediate tenants of the said lordship, shall in no wise be of hurt or prejudice to the infeftments of the said tenants to be received by them respectively; but such infeftments of the said tenants shall remain respectively in all time to come in their force and effect, as if our immediate tenants of the said lordship of Glasgow had never been forfeited; whereanent, by the tenor of our present charter, we dispense for evermore. To Have And To Hold all and sundry the lands and baronies of Glasgow, burgh and city thereof, the lands of Ancrum, Leileisleif, Eskirk, and all other towns and lands particularly above specified, with castles, towers, fortalices, manor places, orchards, gardens, meadows, woods, mills, fishings, feumails, kanes, customs, tenants, tenandries, services of free tenants thereof, advocations, donations, and right of patronage of churches, chaplainries and benefices foresaid; with full freedom and privilege of regality, chapel and chancery within all the bounds of the said baronies, burgh, towns, and others above mentioned; together with the said offices of bailliary and justiciary of the said regality, within all the aforesaid bounds thereof; and all their pertinents particularly above written (except as before excepted), united, annexed, erected and incorporated into one free lordship and regality as said is, to the foresaid Walter, commendator of Blantyre, his heirs and assignees, of us and our successors in feufarm and heritage for ever; by all their right meiths, and old marches, as they lie in length and breadth, in houses, buildings, woods, plains, moors, marshes, ways, paths, waters, dams, streams, meadows, grazings and pastures, mills, multures and their sequels, fowlings, huntings, fishings, peatmosses, turf-bogs, coals, coals, coalheughs, coneys, coneywarrens, doves, dovecots, smithies, malt-houses, heaths and broom, woods, groves, and thickets, fuel, timber, quarries, stone and lime; with courts and their issues, plaints, hereyelds, bludwites, and merchets of women; with privilege and freedom of free forest, vert and venison, sok, sak, thole, theme, infangthief, outfangthief, pit and gallows; with courts of bailliary and justiciary, chamberlain and justice ayres of the said regality; with common pasture, free ish and entry; and with all and sundry other freedoms, commodities, profits and easements, and their right pertinents whatsoever, as well not named as named, as well under the ground as above the ground, far and near, belonging or that may rightly belong in any way in time to come to the foresaid lands and lordship of Glasgow: freely, quietly, fully, wholly, honourably, well and in peace, without any revocation, gainsaying, let or hindrance whatsoever. Paying therefore yearly the said Walter, commendator of Blantyre, his heirs and assignees, to us and our successors, and our, present, and for the time being, the sum of five hundred pounds, by reason of the deduction of the third, usual money of Scotland, at two terms in the year, to wit, the feasts of Whitsunday and Martinmas in winter, by equal portions, in name of feufarm; and also the heirs and assignees of the said commendator doubling the foresaid sum the first year of their entry to the said lands and lordship of Glasgow, as is the usage of feufarm only. In Witness Whereof we have commanded our great seal to be affixed to this our present charter. Witnesses . . . At Halyruidhous the third day of the month of November, the year of God one thousand five hundred and eighty-seventh, and of our reign the twenty-first year.