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raanibus sixis quasdam litteras preceptum sasine in se continentes dicti reuerendissimi
patris ac domini [archiepiscopi Saucti] Audree antedicto sue balliuo infra partes Rossie
et suis deputatis directas et transmissas, pro sasina et statu hereditario dandis et
deliberandis Donaldo de His, filio et heredi quondam bone memorie Alexandri de His de
Lochalche, aut suo certo actornato, de terris et piscariis contentis in dictis Uteris sen sasine
precepto contentis : Quarum literarum tenor sequitur et est talis : Jacobus miseracione
diuina Sanctiandree arcliiepiscopus, tocius regni Scocie primas, et apostolice sedis legatus
etc. et dux Rossie, balliuo terrarum nostrarum de Ross et deputato ab eodem salutem :
Quia per inquisitionem de mandato nostro factam, et ad cape! lam nostram retornatam,
compertum est quod quondam Alexander His miles, pater Donaldi His latoris presencium,
obiit vltimo vestitus et sasitus, vt de feodo, ad pacem et fidera supremi domini nostri
Regis, de terris de Lochalche, Kischrin, Lochcarrin, Lochbrene, Feryntosky in Braychat,
cum pertinentiis, et de piscariis aque Kelzeisokeil, iacentibus infra ducatum nostrum
de Ros et vicecomitatum de Innernis, et quod dictus dominus est legittimus et propin-
quior heres dicti quondam Alexandri sui patris de huiusmodi terris, piscariis cum
pertinentiis, et quod est legittime etatis, et quod de nobis tenentur in capite : Vobis
precipimus et mandamus quatinus ad dictas terras de Lochalche, Kischerin, Lochcarrin,
Lochbrene, Ferintosky in Braychat, cum pertinenciis, et de piscariis aque Kelisokell,
personaliter accedatis ; et ibidem super solis earundem statura, sasinam et possessionem
hereditariam dictarum terrarum cum pertinentiis dicto Donaldo vel suo certo actornato,
per terre et lapidis traditionem, vt moris est, iuste tradi faciatis, saluo iure cuiuslibet ;
et hoc nullo modo omittatis : Ad quod faciendum vobis couiunctim et diuisim
com mittimus potestatem ; capiendo securitatem pro iuribus nostris exinde debitis,
prout volueritis respondere. Datum sub sigillo nostro rotundo, apud Striveling, tercio
die mensis Februarii, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo nonogesimo nono.
Prefatus vero balliuus, vna mecum notario publico et testibus subscriptis, ad aquam
de Kelisochell accedens, sasinam et statum hereditariam piscarie dicte aque cum per-
tinentiis cuidam Donaldo M'= Vicar certo actornato dicti Donaldi tradidit et assiguauit ;
eundemque Donaldum M'^Vicar in et ad actualem, realem et corporalem possessionem



344 THE CROMARTIE CHARTERS. [1499.



dicte piscarie cum pertinenciis per arene et aque traditionem inducendo, vt moris est ;
tamen saluis aliorum iuribus. ' Insuper dicti balliui deputatus vna mecum notario publico
et testibus subscriptis disponentes nos transmeare et exire dictam aquam pro sasina et
statu hereditario dictarum terrarum de Ferintosky in Bray chat dandis et habendis
dicto actornato, insurrexerunt ex aduersa parte dicte aque quidam homines, vt ajjparuit,
maleauisati in mala apparentes et minose cum armis propter nos, vt apparuit, pertur-
bandum, et a nostro proposito impediendum, timore quorum non audebamus exire dictam
aquam pro factis nostris faciendis ; ac etiam publica vox fuit quod si exiremus dictam
aquam pro huiusmodi factis caruissemus redditu : Et ego dictus notarius hec uerba ante-
dictis balliuo deputato et actornato dixi, Exite vos aquam et complete facta vestra, et
claniate ad me petentes instrumentum ; et dabo desuper, quia bene possum videre et
audire vos, quod metu mortis eorum reuisorum, etc. Super quibus omnibus et singulis
prefatus Donaldus actornatus vnum seu plura publicum seu publica instrumentum seu
instrumenta sibi fieri petiit. Acta erant hec ad littus dicte aque hora quasi nona ante
meridiem vel eocirca, sub anno, die, niense, indictione et pontificatu quibus supra ; pre-
sentibus ibidem prouidis viris Murchardo M'^Gillecarrych, Duncano Dregan, Donaldo
M'^Donaldo, Evir M'^Anereoch, Johanne Munro, Cristino M'^Gillecarrych testibus, cum
diuersis aliis ad premissa vocatis pariter atque rogatis. Sequitur subscriptio notarii : Et
ego vero Donaldus Rede, presbyter Rossensis diocesis, publicus imperiali auctoritate
notarius, quia premissis omnibus et singulis dum, sic vt premittitur, dicereutur, agerentur
et fierent vnacum prenomiuatis presens iuterfui ; eaque omnia et singula, vt premissum
est, fieri sciui, vidi et audiui, ac in notam cepi, ideoque hoc presens publicum instru-
mentum manu mea scriptum exinde confeci, siguoque nomine cognomine et subscriptione
meis solitis et consuetis signaui et subscripsi rogatus et requisitus, in fidem et testimo-
nium omnium et singulorum premissorum ; de et super quibus omnibus et singulis
prefatus Willelmus Dingwell de Kildone a me notario publico subscripto sibi vnum
vel plura publicum seu publica instrumenta [petiit]. Acta erant hec in ecclesia cathedrali
Rossensi, hora decima ante meridiem vel eocirca, sub anno, mense, die, indictione et
pontificatu quibus supra ; presentibus dominis Johanne Spens, Alexandro Spens, Thoma
Gray vieario de Kylmorak, Dauid Gray vicario, Dauid et Donaldo Simsone capellanis
ecclesie cathedral is Rossensis, Magno Waus, Roberto Wans et Johanne Roberti notariis,
cum diuersis aliis, testibus ad premissa vocatis pariter et rogatis, etc.

Et ego Thomas Stephani, presbyter Rossensis diocesis, sacra apostolica auctoritate
notarius, quia premissis [etc. in forma communi].



1451.] THE CROMARTIE CHARTERS. 345



546. Extract Decree of the Lords of Council (27th July 1626), authenti-
cating a Copy of Charter granted by the Burgh of Dingwall to Thomas of
Dingwall, 4th October 1451.

At Edinburgh, the tuentie sewint day of Julii, the zeir of God j"" vi° tuentie sex zeiris,
the Lordis of Counsaill vnderwrittin, they ar to say, Sir George Hay of Kinfawnis,
knycht, chanceller of tliis realme. Sir James Skene of CurrihUl, knycht, president,
Sir Andro Hamiltoun of Reidhous, knycht, Sir Alexander Hay of Fostersaitt, knycht.
Sir Williame Liviugstoun of Kylsyth, knycht. Sir George Erskene of Innerteill, knycht,
Sir Alexander Gibsoun of Durie, knycht, Mr. Thomas Henrysoun of Chester, Sir Andro
Fletcher of InnerpefFer, knycht. Sir Robert Spottiswod of Newabay, knycht, Mr.
Alexander Seytoun of Kilcreuch, Sir George Auchinleck of Balmanno, knycht, Mr.
James Bannatyne of Newhall, Sir Alexander Napeir of Louristoun, knycht, Mr. Alex-
ander Moresoun of Prestoungrange, and Sir Archibald Achesoun of Clancairnie, knycht :
Anent the summondis rasit at the instance of George M'^Kenzie of Kildin, heretable
proprietar of the place of the myln vnderwrittin, and myln biggit or to be biggit thair-
vpoun, as haveing richt flowing and proceiding to him and his predecessouris, fra vmqu-
hile Sir Thomas Dingwall, sumtyme thesaurer of Cathnes and prebander of Kilmoir, to
quhome the infeftment vnderwrittin of the said place of the said myln, and myln biggit,
or to be biggit thairvpoun, wes maid and grantit in maner efterspecifeit : And thairby
the said persewer haveing gude and indoubtit richt and interes to persew the actioun
and cause efterfoUowing, aganis Johne Bayne of Tullich, pro vest of the burgh of Ding-
wall, Kenneth Bayne, and Donald Kempt, bailleis of the said burgh, and remanent
bailleis, counsaill, and communitie of ye samin burgh, makand mentioun that quhair the
burgesses and communitie of the said burgh of Dingwall be thair chartour and infeft-
ment vnder the commoun seall of the said burgh, and vnder the seall of Donald Walter,
ane of the baiUeis of the said burgh, gevear of the seasing to the said vmquhUe Sir
Thomas Dingwall, vpoun the said chartour, of the dait the fourt day of October, the
zeir of God j™ four hundreth fyftie ane zeiris, with ane consent and assent gaif, grantit,
and perpetualie confirmit to the said Sir Thomas Dingwall, his airis and assignayis, the
said place of thair myln and myln to be biggit, or biggit thairvpoun, besyde the brig of
vmquhile Robert of Monro vpoun Peffray, on the north syde of the said burgh, with the
toft thairof and croft of tua rudis, betuix the quhilkis the waiter ran to the said myln,
to be haldin of the saidis burgesses and communitie of the said burgh and thair succes-
sours in fie and heretage, with multuris and thair sequallis : And farder gaif, grantit and
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disponit fra them and thair successouris, power to the said vmquhile Sir Thomas Ding-
wall to elect and imputt ane myller in the said myln, to serve and ministrat thairin
als oft as they sail think expedient, with the samin libertie that they vseit in burgh, and
with pasturage of twelf kye, tua hors, and threttie scheip, with thair sequallis, with
frie ische and entrie to the pasturage and fewall : Proraeising and obleising them and
thair successouris to the said vmquhile Sir Thomas, his airis and successouris, that they
sail never big ane vther myln nor mylnes within the libertie of the said burgh for ever,
bot willit and grantit that the said Sir Thomas, his airis and assignayis, sould frielie and
quietlie bruik and posses the said myln, with the multuris alsueill of the said burghes
awin proper cornes, as of the cornes to be bocht in the said burgh : And that they
sould not go to na vther myln to grind thair cornes except it wer publictlie sene that
it be in defect of service, off the quhilkis cornes, evin of thair awin proper cornes, they
sail mak satisfactioun at the sevintene corne, and sail waitt with thair victuall at the
said myln, ay and quhill everie ane of them salbe exped, ilk ane efter vtheris as vse is :
And also grantand to the said vmquhile Sir Thomas, his airis and assignayis, their frie
licence and speciall power to remove the said myln frorae place to place als oft as neid
beis ; paying zeirlie the said vmquhile Sir Thomas and his foirsaidis ane penny within
the said myln at Witsouday, gif it be askit, as the said chartour and infeftment
proportis : And seing be proces of tyme the said chartour and infeftment is now
becumit almaist vulegable, and that in the eftercuming ages and be proces of tyme
the samin wilbe altogidder vnlegable, quhairby the said persewer will los the richt
of the said myln stance and place thairof, toft, croft, and vtheris foirsaidis, and
liberteis grantit to the said persewer and his predecessouris of the samin, it is thairfoir
necessar that the said originall chartour and infeftment be transumeit befoir the
lordis of couusaill and sessioun, and the authentick doubill thairof, vnder the signe and
subscriptioun manuall of the clerk of register and his deputtis, be delyuerit to the
said persewer vpoun his ressonable expenssis, to be keipit and vseit be him as his
awin proper evident in time cumyng, and that the saidis lordis of counsaill sail
decerne and declair the said transumpt and doubill of the said chartour and infeftment
sua to be transumeit and extractit in maner foirsaid to be als valide and sufficient as the
said principall chartour and infeftment, and to this effect it is necessar that the provest,
bailleis, counsaill and communitie of the said burgh of Dingwall be summonit for thair
interessis : And anent the charge gevin to the saidis Johne Bayne of TuUich, provest,
and to the saidis bailleis, counsaill and communitie of the said burgh of Dingwall, to
have compeirit befoir the lordis of counsaill at ane certane day bigane, to have hard



1451.] THE CROMARTIE CHARTERS. 347



aud sene the foirsaid chartour and infeftment decernit be decreit of the saidis lordis ti)
be authenticklie doublit and transumeit befoir the saidis lordis : And the autheiitick
doubiU and transumpt thairof to be delyuerit to the said persewer, vnder the signe
and subscriptiouu manuall of the clerk of register and his deputtis, vpoun the said per-
sewer his ressonable expenssis aud charges, and the said doubill and transumpt of the
said chartour and infeftment to have been decernit be the saidis lordis decreit to have
als greate force and effect as the said principall chartour and infeftment in all tyme
cumyng, as at mair lenth is contenit in the said summondis : The said George M°Kenzie
of Kildin, persewer, comparand be Mr. Eoger Mowatt, his procurator, quha produceit the
foirsaid principal! chartour and infeftment, of the daitt the fourt day of October the zeir
of God j'" four hundreth fyftie ane zeiris, haveing the commoun seall of the said burgh
of Dingwall appendit thairto, with ane tag haveand sure affige of the seall wome away of
the said Donald Walter, baillie, gever of the seasing vpoun the foirsaid chartour : And
the saidis provest, bailleis, counsaill, and communitie of the burgh of Dingwall, being
all lauchfuUie sunimonit to this actioun, oft tymes callit and not compeirit, the foirsaid
pairtie comperand, richtis, ressounes, allegatiounes hard, sene, vnderstand, and the saidis
ordis thairwith being ryplie advyseit : The Lordis of counsaill decernis and ordinis the
foirsaid principall chartour and infeftment to be authenticklie doublit and transumeit,
and the authentik double and transumpt thairof to be delyuerit to the said persewer,
vnder the signe and subscriptiouu manuall of the clerk of register and his deputtis,
vpoun the said persewer his ressonable expenssis and charges, and decernis and ordinis
the samyn doubill and transumpt of the said chartour and infeftment to have als great
force and effect as the principall chartour and infeftment in all tyme cumyng, of the
quhilk chartour the tennour followis : —

[Here follows the charter, dated 4th October 1451, supra, No. 528.]
Becaus the pointis of the said summondis being fundin relevant be the saidis lordis, the
samyn wes admittit to the said perseweris probatioun (efter that the saidis defenderis
wer lauchfullie summonit to have compeirit and defendit thairintill) : The said persewer
verefeit and previt the pointis of the said summondis sufl&cientlie be productioun of the
said principall chartour in presens of the saidis lordis as wes cleirlie vnderstand to
them : And thairfor they gaif thair decreit in maner foirsaid and ordinis lettres to be
direct vpoun the premissis gif neid beis in forme as effeiris :

Extractum de libro actorum. per me dominum Johannem Hamiltoun de jMagdelaudis,
militem, clericum rotulorum registri ac consilii S. D. N.

J. Hamilton, Cls. Regri.



348 THE C ROM ART IE CHARTERS. [1685.



547. Patent by King James the Seventh of Scotland, creating Sir George
Mackenzie Viscount of Tarbat, Lord Macleod and Castlehayen,
15tli April 1685.^

Jacobus Dei gratia Magnte Britannise, Francise et Hyberniae Rex, fideique defensor,
omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos prsesentes Literse nostrse pervenerint, salutem.
Noveritis uos considerantes omnes honoris et dignitatis titulos in dominiis nostris a
nobis, tanquam primo fonte et scaturigine, in subditos nostros de nobis benemeritos
unice promanare ; et animo nostro regio revolventes perplurima insignia servitia per
fidelissimum et dilectissimum nostrum consiliarium dominum Georgium RPKenzie de
Tarbett, nostri coucilii, registrorum et rotulorum clericum, prsestita in officio illu, pluri-
misque aliis muneribus publicis fidei suae a dilectissimo nostro fratre Carolo Secundo
beatissimse memorise concreditis ; atque fidelitatem suam firmam tempore nuperai
execrandse vsurpationis in memoriam revocantes ; hisce ergo plurimisque aliis ratiouibus
prseviis, insignem quandam et durabilem regii nostri favoris tesseram in ipsum ejusque
familiam, ut iis animus et potentia ulterius addantur ad servitia majoris momenti nobis
et illustrissimis nostris successoribus singulis occasionibus proestanda, conferre apud nos
benigne statueutes : Igitur nominasse, fecisse, constituisse et creasse, sicuti tenore pre-
sentium nominamus, facimus, constituimus et creamus prsefatum dominum Georgium
M'^Kenzie de Tarbett vicecomitem et liberum Parliamenti dominum in antiquo regno
nostro, vicecomitem de Tarbat et dominum M'^Leod et Castleheaven nominandum et
designandum. Damns pariter, concedimus et conferimus in praefatum dominum Georgium
M^Kenzie et haeredes masculos de suo corpore, titulum, ordinem, gradum, dignitatem
et honorem vicecomitis et liberi parliamenti domini, vt praedicitur, cum plenaria potestate
jure et authoritate ipsi ejusque praedictis eodem, cum omnibus et singulis prerogativis,
praecedentia et praeeminentiis, privilegiis, libertatibus, et immunitatibus quibuscunque
eo spectantibus fmendi et potiundi. Quibuscum et speciatim cum libero in Parliamento
suffragio, dictum dominum Georgium M'^Kenzie ejusque praedictos nobilitamus et in-
vestimus. Tenendum praedictum titulum, ordinem, gradum, dignitatem et honorem
vicecomitis et liberi parliamenti domini, cum omnibus et singulis praerogativis, praeceden-
tiis, praeeminentiis, privilegiis, immunitatibus, aliisque quibuscunque eo spectantibus,

^ The original Patent is in tlie Cromartie has been completed from the copy in the
Charter-chest, Bundle III. 3 N. No. 6. Por- Pvecords of Parliament. [Printed Acts, vol.
tions of it are obliterated, and the print viii. p. 456.]



1685.] THE CROM ARTIE CHARTERS. 349

pr^efato domino Georgio M'^Kenzie de Tarbett ejusque prsedictis de uobis nostvisque
regiis successoribus, in omnibus parliamentis, ordinum conventibus, generalibus conciliis
aliisque conventibus quibuscunque, publicis seu privatis, in dicto nostro antique regno,
tarn plenarie et libere in omnibus respectibus et conditionibus, quam quicuuque alius
A'icecomes et liber parliamenti dominus potitus et gauisus est, vel tali titulo, ordine,
gradu, dignitate et honore, cum omnibus privilegiis aliisque quibuscunque eo quo-
cunque tempore prseterito, presenti seu futuro spectantibus frui aut gaudere poterit.
Leoni porro armorum regi suisque fratribus fsecialibus mandamus, ut prsefato domino
Georgio M^Kenzie (nunc vicecomiti de Tarbet, domino LI'^Leod, et Castlehaven) tale
insigniis suis armoriis additamentum, per eum ejusque prajdictos utendum, quale con-
veniens et congruum videbitur, quodque similibus occasionibus concedi solet, dent et
prtescribant. Declaramus pariter et ordinamus hoc nostrum diploma magno nostro
sigillo munitum, tam validum, efficax et sufficiens fore praefato domino Georgio
M'-Kenzie ejus que praedictis pro fruitione dicti tituli, ordinis, gradus, dignitatis, et honoris
vicecomitis et liberi parliamenti domini, cum omnibus et singulis preerogativis, prajce-
dentiis, privilegiis, proeeminentiis, immunitatibus, aliisque quibuscunque eo spectantibus,
ad omnia intenta et prseposita quam si ipse illique iisdem cum omnibus ceremoniis,
ritibus, et solemnitatibus quibuscunque casibus ejusmodi antiquitus usitatis investiti et
inaugurati essent : quocirca pro nobis nostrisque successoribus tenore presentium in
perpetuum dispensamus. In cujus rei testimonium presentibus magnum sigillum nos-
trum appendi mandavimus ; apud aulam nostram de Whythall, decimo quinto die
Aprilis anno Domini millesimo sexceutesimo octogesimo quinto, Regnique nostri primo.

Dorso : Sealed att Edinburghe the tuentie thrid day of Aprile 1685.

ThO : CUNYTSTGHAME.

The within written patent beeing read in Parliament was ordored to be recorded
in the bookes therof, and was there after delivered by the Lord High Chancellor to
the Lord Vicecount of Tarbat Lord M^'leod etc. who receaved the samyne wpon his
knees. And which patent is accordingly recorded in the Bookes of Parliament by Sir
Alexander Gibsone of Adiestoun, knight, one of the clerks to the Parliament.

Al. Gibsoxe.

Edinburgh the tweutie third day of Aprile 1685.



350 THE CROMARTIE CHARTERS. [1685.



548. Translation of the foregoing Patent.

James, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of
tlie Faith, to all his good men to whom these, our present letters, shall come, greet-
ing : Be it known to you, that we, considering that all titles of honour and dignity in
our dominions flow from us alone, as the prime fountain and source, towards our meri-
torious subjects ; and revolving in our royal mind the very many signal services per-
formed by our faithful and beloved counsellor. Sir George M'^Kenzie of Tarbat, Clerk
of our Council, Register and Eolls, in that ofSce, and in many other public duties
confided to his faithful charge by our dearest brother Charles the Second, of most blessed
memory ; and calling to mind his unshaken fidelity during the late execrable usurj^ation,
for these and many other reasons foresaid, graciously determining with ourselves to confer
upon him and his family some distinguished and enduring token of our royal favour, that
they may have still further encouragement and opportunity to perform services of greater
moment to us and our most illustrious successors, on all occasions : Therefore, have nomin-
ated, made, constituted, and created, likeas, by the tenor of these presents, we nominate,
make, constitute, and create, the foresaid Sir George M'^Kenzie of Tarbat, Viscount and
free Lord of Parliament, in our ancient kingdom, to be named and designed Viscount of
Tarbat, and Lord M'^Leod and Castlehaven. In like manner, we give, grant, and confer
upon the foresaid Sir George M'^Kenzie, and the heirs-male of his body, the title, rank,
grade, dignity, and honour of Viscount and free Lord of Parliament, as before said,
with full power, right, and authority to him and his foresaids to enjoy and possess the
same, with all and sundry prerogatives, precedency, and pre-eminencies, privileges,
liberties, and immunities whatsoever thereto belonging ; with which, and specially with
a free vote in Parliament, we ennoble and invest the said Sir George IVPKenzie and his
foresaids : To be held, the foresaid title, rank, grade, dignity, and honour of Viscount and
free Lord of Parliament, with all and sundry prerogatives, precedencies, pre-eminencies,
privileges, immunities, and other rights whatsoever thereto belonging, by the fore-
said Sir George M°Kenzie of Tarbat and his foresaids, of us and our royal successors,
in all Parliaments, Convention of Estates, General Councils, and other assemblies whatso-
ever, public or private, in our said ancient kingdom, as fully and freely in all respects and
conditions as any other Viscount and free Lord of Parliament possessed and enjoyed, or
could possess and enjoy, such title, rank, grade, dignity and honour, with all privileges
and others whatsoever belonging, or that in any time, past, present, or future, did or
may belong thereto. Furthermore, we command the Lyon-King-of-Arms, and his



1703.] THE CROMARTIE CHARTERS. 351



brother heralds, to give and prescribe to the foresaid Sir George M^Kenzie (now Viscount
of Tarbat, Lord M'^Leod and Castlehaven) such addition to their armorial bearings by
him and his foresaids to be used, as shall seem convenient and befitting, and as is
usually granted on such occasions. We declare also and ordain this our diploma, con-
firmed with our great seal, to be as valid, effectual, and sufficient to the foresaid Sir
George M^Kenzie and his foresaids, for the enjoyment of the said title, rank, grade,
dignity, and honour of Viscount and free Lord of Parliament, with all and sundry pre-
rogatives, precedencies, privileges, pre-eminencies, immunities, and other rights whatso-
ever, thereto belonging, to all intents and purposes, as if he and they were invested
with, and inaugurated in the same, with all the ceremonies, rites, and solemnities,
anciently used in such cases, whereanent, for us and our successors, by the tenor hereof,
we dispense for ever. In witness whereof, to these presents, we have commanded our
great seal to be appended at our Palace of Whitehall, 15th April 1685.

549. Patent by Queen Anne, creating George Viscount of Tarbat, Earl of
Cromartie, Viscount of Tarbat, Lord Macleod and Castlehaven,
18th September 1703.i

Anna Dei gratia Magna? Britannia?, Francia? et Hibernia? Regina fideique defensor,
omnibus probis hominibus, ad quos presentes literse nostrfe pervenerint, salutem.
Quandoquidem nos, Regio nostro animo perpendentes fidelitatem continuam et affectum
fidelissimi et dilectissimi nostri consangiiinei et conciliarii Georgii vicecomitis de Tarbat,
nostri principalis Status secretarii pro antiquo regno nostro Scotise, erga nostram per-
sonam et regimen : Et quod diversis insigniis muneribus et stationibus a quinque nos-
trorum Regiorum pra^decessorum ipsi concreditis, summo cum honore et fidelitate
functus sit : Ob hasce igitur et perplurimas alias considerationes quendam Regise nostrte
gratise characterem in eundem Georgium vicecomitem de Tarbat conferre benigne
statuimus, ut sibi et suse familise durabilis fiat additio honoris. Noveritis igitur nos
fecisse, constituisse et creasse, sicuti per has nostras patentes literas facimus, constitui-