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mus et creamus, dictum Georgium vicecomitem de Tarbat comitem de Cromarty, vice-
comitem de Tarbat, dominum Mackleod et Castlehaven infra dictum Regnum; dando,
concedendo et conferendo pra?nominato Georgio vicecomiti de Tarbat, et heredibus suis
masculis et tallia? titulum, honorem, dignitatem et gradum comitis, cum omnibus et
singulis pra?eminentiis, prserogativis, privilegiis et immunitatibus quibuscunque eo
1 The Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. xi. p. 118.



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THE CROMARTIE CHARTERS.



[1703.



spectantibus, quibuscum nos prfefatura Georgium vicecomitem de Tarbat, ejusque prae-
dictos omni tempore futuro per prsesentes nobilitamus et investimus : Tenendum et
habendum praedictum titulum, honorem, dignitatem et gradum comitis vicecomitis et
Domini, cum universis et singulis prserogativis, prfficedentiis, prseeminentiis et privilegiis
suprascriptis per eundem Georgium vicecomitem de Tarbat, ejusque antedictos, de nobis,
nostrisque Regiis successoribus, in omnibus parliamentis, ordinum conventibus, generali-
bus couciliis aliisque congressibus quibuscunque, publicis seu privatis, in dicto Regno
nostro, tani plenarie et libere, in quovis respectu et conditione, quam quivis alius comes,
vicecomes et dominus simili titulo, honore et dignitate perprius gavisus est, seu quovis
tempore prajterito, praesenti vel futuro gaudere poterit. Leoni porro armorum regi
ejusque fratribus fecialibus imperamus, ut prsefato Georgio vicecomiti de Tarbat nunc
comiti de Cromartie talia prioribus insigniis ejus gentilitiis additamenta qualia ipsi
illisque hac occasione convenientia videbuntur, dent et prsescribant. Ordinando et declar-
ando hasce nostras patentes literas magno nostro sigillo munitas adeo validas, efficaces et
sufficientes fore illi ejusque antedictis, pro possidendo pra^dicto titulo, honore, dignitate
et gradu, cum omnibus privilegiis aliisque eo spectantibus, ac si cum omnibus ritibus et
solemnitatibus similibus occasionibus perprius usitatis ille ejusque prsedicti iuvestiti et
inaugurati essent : quocirca dispensaviraus, perque presentes in perpetuum dispensamus.
In cujus rei testimonium prsesentibus magnum sigiUum nostrum append! prsecepimus ;
apud Aulam nostram de St. James's primo die mcnsis Jauuarii anno Domini millesimo
septingentesimo tertio et anno Regni nostri primo. Per signaturam manu S. D. N.
Regina?. suprascriptam. Written to the great Seal and registrat the eighteenth day
of September 1703. Sic subscribitur Charles Kerr. Sealed at Edinburgh the eighteenth
day of September one thousand seven hundreth and three years, by special order till
the Seal be renewed. Sic subscribitur

ALEX^ Ogilvie.

550. Translation of the foregoing Patent.

Anne, by the grace of God, Queen of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of
the Faith, to all good men, to whom these our present letters shall come, greeting :
Wliereas we, carefully weighing in our royal mind the constant fidelity and affection of
our most faithful and beloved cousin and counsellor, George Viscount of Tarbat, our
principal Secretary of State for our ancient kingdom of Scotland, towards our person
and government, and that in divers offices and appointments intrusted to him by five



1703.] THE CROM ARTIE CHARTERS. 353

of our royal predecessors, he has acquitted himself with the greatest honour and fidelity:
Therefore, on account of these and many other considerations, we have graciously deter-
mined to confer such a mark of our royal favour on the said George Viscount of Tarbat,
as may be a lasting addition of honour to himself and his family. Be it known,
therefore, that we have made, constituted, and created, likeas by these our letters-patent,
we make, constitute, and create the said George Viscount of Tarbat, Earl of Cromartie,
Viscount of Tarbat, Lord Macleod and Castlehaven, within the said kingdom ; giving,
granting, and conferring to and upon the foresaid George Viscount of Tarbat, and his heirs-
male and of taillie, the title, honour, dignity, and degree of an Earl, with all and sundry
pre-eminencies, prerogatives, privileges, and immunities whatsoever thereunto belonging,
with which we, by these presents, nobilitate and invest the foresaid George Viscount
of Tarbat, and his foresaids, in all time coming : To be holden and to hold the foresaid
title, honour, dignity, and degree of Earl, Viscount, and Lord, with all and sundry preroga-
tives, precedencies, pre-eminencies, and privileges aforesaid, by the said George Viscount
of Tarbat and his foresaids, of us and our royal successors, in all Parliaments, Conventions
of Estates, General Councils, and other public or private meetings whatsoever, in our
said kingdom, as fully and freely in all respects and conditions, as any other Earl,
Viscount, and Lord have enjoyed, or may enjoy the like title, honour, and dignity at
any time, past, present, or to come. Furthermore, we command the Lyon-King-of-arms
and his brethren heralds to give and prescribe to the foresaid George Viscount of
Tarbat, now Earl of Cromartie, such an addition to his former coat-of-arms as shall by
him and them be thought convenient upon this occasion : Ordaining and declaring these
our letters-patent, extended under our great seal, to be as valid, effectual, and sufficient
to him and his foresaids, for enjoying the foresaid title, honour, dignity, and degree,
with all the privileges and others thereunto belonging, as if he and they were invested
and inaugurated therein with all the formalities and ceremonies formerly in use upon the
like occasions; wherewith we have dispensed, and hereby dispense for ever. In witness
whereof, we have commanded our great seal to be appended to these presents. At our
Court at St. James's, the first day of the month of January, the year of God one
thousand seven hundred and three, and of our reign the first year. By signature
superscribed with the hand of our Sovereign Lady the Queen. ^

^ Patent, sujira, p. 352. Original Patent at Tarbat House, also printed in the Acts of the
Parliaments of Scotland, vol. xi. p. 118.



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354 THE CROM ARTIE PATENT OF 1703.



551. Warrant by Queen Anne for a Patent creating George Viscount of
Tarbat, Earl of Cromartie, etc., 1st January 1703.

Anne, R.
Our Sovera-IGN Lady, taking into her royall consideration the constant loyalty and
affection of her right trusty and well-beloved cousin and councellor, George Viscount of
Tarbat, her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Kingdom of Scotland, to her
Majesty's person and Government, and that he had, vrith great honour and fidelity,
acquitted himself in severall great trusts and stations in which he had been imployed
by five of her Majesty's royall predecessors, upon which, and many others considera-
tions, her Majesty is resolved to confer such a mark of her royall favour upon the said
George Viscount of Tarbat as may be a lasting addition of honour to himself and
family : Therefor her Majesty ordains a Patent to be made and past under the Great
Seal of her Majesty's said ancient kingdom, making, constituting, and creating, likeas
her Majesty, by these presents, makes, constituts, and creats the said George Viscount
of Tarbat, Earle of Cromartie, Viscount of Tarbat, Lord Macleod and Castlehaven in
the said kingdom ; giving, granting, and conferring, to and upon the said George Viscount
of Tarbat, and his heirs-male and of taillie, the title, honour, dignity, and degree of
an Earle, with all and sundry preheminencies, prerogatives, priviledges, and immunities
whatsoever thereunto belonging, whereby her Majesty hereby nobilitats and invests
the said George Viscount of Tarbat and his foresaids, in all time coming ; to be holden,
and to hold the said title, honour, dignity, and degree of Earle, Viscount, and Lord,
with all and sundry prerogatives, precedencies, preheminencies, and priviledges afore-
said, by the said George Viscount of Tarbat, and his foresaids, of her Majesty and her
royall successors in all Parliaments, Conventions of Estates, General Councils, and other
publick and privat meetings whatsoever within the said kingdom, as fully and freely in
all respects and conditions as any other Earle, Viscount, and Lord have enjoyed, or may
enjoy, the like title, honour, and dignity, at any time, past, present, or to come ; com-
manding hereby the Lyon-King-of-Arms and his brethren heraulds to give and prescrive
to the said George Viscount of Tarbat, now Earle of Cromarty, such an addition to his
former coat-of-arms as shall by him and them be thought convenient upon this occasion :
And ordaining and declaring the said Letter Patent, extended under the Great Seal
aforesaid, to be as valid and eff'ectuall to him and his foresaids for enjoying the said
title, honour, dignity, and degree, with all the priviledges and others thereunto belonging,
as if he and they were invested and inaugurated therein with all the formalities and



ceremonies formerly in use upon the like occasions, wherewith her Majesty, for herself
and her royall successors, hath disisensed, and hereby dispenses for ever : And her
Majesty ordains these presents to be extended in the most ample form, with all clauses
needfuU, and to pass the Great Seal aforesaid per saltum, without passing any other
seal or register ; for doing whereof, these presents shall be to the Director of her Majesty's
Chancellary for writing the same, and to the Lord High Chancellor for causing the
seal to be appended thereto a sufficient warrant. — Given at her Majesty's Court at St.
James's, the first day of January 170|, and of her Majesty's reign the first year.

May it please youe Majesty, —

These contain your Majesty's warrant for a Patent to be past per saltum under your
Majesty's Great Seal of Scotland, upon the considerations above mentioned, making,
constituting, and creating your Majesty's right trusty and well-beloved cousin and
councellor, George Viscount of Tarbat, one of your Majesty's Principal Secretaries of
State, Earle of Cromartie, Viscount of Tarbat, and Lord Macleod and Castlehaven, in your
said kingdom ; giving, granting, and conferring to and upon him, and his heirs-male and
of taillie, the title, honour, dignity, and degree of an Earle, with all and sundry preroga-
tives, preheminencies, precedencies, and priviledges thereunto belonging, with which your
Majesty hereby nobilitats and invests the said Viscount of Tarbat and his foresaids in
all time coming ; with command to your Lyon- King-of- Arms and his brethren heraulds
to give to him such an addition to his former coat-armoriall as shall be thought
convenient : And declaring this present Patent, extended under your Great Seal, to
be as eff"ectuall to the said Viscount of Tarbat, now Earle of Cromartie, and his fore-
saids, for enjoying the said title, honour, and dignity, with all the priviledges thereunto
belonging, as if he and they were invested and inaugurated therein with all the cere-
monies and formalities formerly used upon such occasions. Queensberry.



552. Warrant by Queen Anne for a Patent creating Kenneth Mackenzie,
second son of George Earl of Cromartie, a Knight-Baronet, proceeding
on a Resignation by his Father, 29th April 1704.

Anne, R.
Our Soveraigne Lady, considering that virtue and valour can be nowayes better
advanced and cherished than by endowing men of generous minds with titles of honor
and dignity, wherby they are invited to noble and famous actiones, and her Majestic



356



THE CROMARTIE BARONETCY REGRANT, 1704.



calling to mind that her Majestie's royall grandfather. King Charles the First, of ever
blissed memorie, for the great, good, and acceptable services done and performed be
umquhile Sir John Mackenzie of Tarbat to his Majestie for the benefite and encreass of
the plantation es in America and els where, and for his and his predecessors' great valour
and meritt, did make, constitute, and ordaine the said Sir John Mackenzie of Tarbat,
and his heirs-male whatsumever, in and to the heretable state, degree, order, name,
dignity, and style of Baronet, with all and sundrie prerogatives, precedencies, prehemen-
cies, immunities, liberties, priviledges, and others belonging therto, conforme to ane
patent and chartour under his Majestie's Great Seall, granted to the said Sir John
Mackenzie theranent, of the date, at Whitehall, the twenty-first day of May, Jm vj°
twenty-eight years : And George, now Earle of Cromarty, being eldest lawfull sone and
heir-male to the said umquhile Sir John Mackenzie of Tarbat, his father, and therby his
said title, honor, and dignity of Earle would make his said father's title, honor, degree,
order, and stile of Knight-Baronet to be forgotten and buried, in oblivione, at least the
one would swallow up or confound the other unless the same were otherwayes revived and
continued, and her Majestie being most willing that the forsaid heretable state, degree,
order, name, dignity, and style of Baronet should be continued with and conferred upon
the posterity of the said umquhile Sir John Mackenzie of Tarbat ; lykeas for that end
the said George Earle of Cromarty, as heir-male forsaid, by his patent letters and
procuratory of resignatione, made, granted, and subscribed by him, of the date the
day of years, resigned the forsaid heretable state, degree, order,

name, dignity, and stile of Baronet, with all the prerogatives, priviledges, precedences,
prehemences, immunities, liberties, and others belonging therto, at length specified
and contained in the forsaid patent and chartour abovementioned, in the hands of our
said Soveraign Lady the Queen's most excellent Majestie, the fountain and origine of
all honor and dignitie, in favoures, and for a new patent, gift, and grant of the same,
to be made and granted to and in favours of Mr. Kenneth Mackenzie, his second lawfull
sone, and his heirs-male, for ever, as authentick instruments taken therupon in them-
selfs at more length proport ; and whilks resignation and dimissione of the forsaid
heretable state, degree, order, name, dignity, and style of Baronet, with the priviledges,
prerogatives, prehemences, precedences, and others forsaid belonging therto, her Majestie
has graciously accepted and received : And her Majestie conceiving great hopes of the
vertue, valour, and meritt of the said Mr. Kenneth Mackenzie as a person worthie to
bruick, and enjoy the vertues, honors, and titles of his worthie predecessors, therfor,
and for the good and faithfull services done and performed be the said Mr. Kenneth



THE CR02IARTIE BAROXETCY REGRANT, 1704. 357



Mackenzie, and his worthy and well-deserving predecessors, to her Majestie and her
royall progenitors, our said Soveraign Lady ordaines a patent to be made and past under
the Great Seall of her Majestie's said ancient kingdom of Scotland, giveiug, granting,
renewing, and confirmeing, lykeas her Majestie, of her Highness certain knowledge,
proper motive, speciall grace and favour, and of her Majestie's princely and ample power
and prerogative royall, for herself and her royall successors, be thir presents, give, grant,
renew, and conferr, to and upon her said Majestie's said trustie and well-beloved Mr.
Kenneth Mackenzie, second lawfull sone to the said George Earle of Cromarty, his
father, and grandsone to the said umquhile Sir John Mackenzie of Tarbat, his grand-
father, fur their known loyalty, value, vertue, and integrity, and to and upon his heirs-
male for ever, the forsaid heretable state, degree, order, name, dignity, and style of
Knight-Baronet, with all and sundry prerogatives, precedencies, prehemeucies, places,
ranks, immunities, liberties, priviledges, and others belonging therto, as the samen
were given, granted to, conferred upon, and enjoyed and possessed be the said umquhile
Sir John Mackenzie of Tarbat, his grandfather, or might have been enjoyed and
poss[ess]ed be him and his heirs-male aforsaid, conforme to the ancient patent and
chartour abovementioned, granted to him theranent, under the Great Seall of her
Majestie's said ancient kingdom of Scotland, of the date the said twenty-first day of May
Jm vj° twenty-eight, and alswell as if the said Mr. Kenneth M'^Kenzie had been then
existing and specially named and designed therin : And her Majestie does hereby make,
constitute, creat, and ordaine the said Mr. Kenneth Mackenzie, and his heirs-male
aforsaid, for ever, Knights-Baronets, ordaining and appoynting them, and their wives
and children respective, to bruik, enjoy, and possess not only the lyke title, honor,
dignity, and stile of Knight-Baronet, with place and precedency, both in privat and
publick, after the date of thir presents, as any other Knights-Baronet within the said
kingdom, and their wives and children, at any tym bygon have bruiked and enjoyed,
or may bruik and enjoy the same in tym comeing, but also to bruick, enjoy, hold,
continue, and possess the forsaid heretable state, order, name, dignity, and style of
Knight-Baronet, with all the same prerogatives, privileges, precedences, ranks, place,
priority, dignitie, immunities, liberties, casualities, and priviledges whatsumever that the
said umquhile Sir John Mackenzie of Tarbat, and his heirs-male, and his other children,
male and female, and their wives and husbands, and their posterity, bruicked, enjoyed,
held, and possest, or might or may bruik, enjoy, hold, and possess the same in all
places, meetings, assemblies, and conventiones, in privat or publick, at any tym bygon or
to come, by vertue of the originall patent and chartour abovementioned, after the forme



358 THE CROMARTIE BARONETCY REGRANT, 1704.

and tenor therof, in all poynts, togither with all other formalities and solemnities
whatsumever, used upon the lyke occasiones : And her Majestic wills and grants,
and for her Highness and her royall successors decerns and ordaines, that the generality
hereof shall be als valid and sufficient, and of als great strength, force, and effect, to all
intents and purposes, as if the same were particularly, and word be word, at length
herein insert and set doun, albeit the same be not swa done ; wheranent, and with all
that may follow hereupon, her Majestie has dispenced, and for her Highness and her
royall successors, be thir presents, dispenses for ever : And our said Soveraign Lady
hereby commands the Lyon-King-at-Armes and his brethren heraulds to give and pre-
scrive to the said Mr. Kenneth Mackenzie and his forsaids such armes, or such additiones
to his present coat-of-armes as shall by him or them be thought fitt and convenient upon
this occasione, or that they should have, bear, possess, and enjoy, be vertue of the
originall patent and chartour abovementioned, which for that end is hereby renewed,
ratifyed, and confirmed to them in all poynts : And her Majestie ordaines the forsaid
patent to be extended in the best and most ample forme, with all clauses needfull, and
to pass the Great Seall of her Highness said ancient kingdom per saltum, without
passing any other seall or register : In order whereunto, thir presents shall be to the
director of her Majestie's Chancellary for writing the same, and to the Lord High
Chancelour for causeing the said Great Seall be appended therto a sufficient warrand.
Given att her Majestie's Court, at Kingsingtoun, the tuenty-ninth day of Aprile, one
thousand seven hundered and four years, and of her Majestie's reign the third year.

May it please your Majesty, —

These containe your Majestie's warrant for a letter patent, to be made and past
under the Great Seal of your Majestie's antient kingdom of Scotland (proceed-
ing upon the Resignation of George Earle of Cromertie), giving, granting, renew-
ing, and conferring on Mr. Keneth M'=Kenzie, second lawful! son to the said Earle,
and grandson to the abovementioned Sir John M*=Kenzie of Tarbat, and to and
upon his heirs-male for ever, the title, state, degree, order, dignity, and stile of Knight-
Baronet, with all and sundry prerogatives, precedencies, preheminencies, places, ranks,
immunities, liberties, privileges, and others belonging thereto, as the same was given,
granted to, conferr'd upon, enjoy'd, and possest by the said Sir John M'^Kenzie of
Tarbat, his grandfather, conform to the antient patent abovementioned : And your
Majestie does hereby constitute, create, and ordaine the said Mr. Keneth M<^Kenzie,
and his forsaids, Knights-Baronets, ordaining and appointing them, and their wives and



PATENT OF THE ROYSTON BARONETCY, 1704. 359



children respective, to bruik, enjoy, and possess not only the title of honor and dignity
of Knight-Baronet, with place and precedency, both in private and publick, after the
date of thir presents, but also to bruik and enjoy, hold, continue, and possess the
forsaid heretable state, order, name, and dignity of Knight-Baronet, with all the
prerogatives and others abovementioned thereto belonging in all places, meetings,
assemblies, and conventions, in private and publick, as fully and freely in all respects
as any others Knights- Baronets within the said kingdom, their wives and children, at
any time bygon have bruiked and enjoyed, or may bruike and enjoy the same in time
coming : And your Majesty commands the Lyon-King-at-Arms and his bretheren heraulds
to give and prescribe to the said Mr. Keneth and his forsaids such arms and aditions
to his present coat-of-arms as shall be thought by them convenient, etc. : And your
Majestic ordains the forsaid patent in the most ample forme, and to pass the Great
Seal aforsaid pei- salturn. Ceomertie.^

553. Diploma to Master James Mackenzie, son of George Earl of Cromartie,
of the title of Knight-Baronet. 8tli February 1704.

Anna Dei gratia Magnse Britannise, Franciae et Hibernise Regina, fideique Defensor,
omnibus hominibus ad quos presentes literse pervenerint salutem. Quandoquidem nos
regio nostro auimo perpendentes bona et grata admodum servitia nobis prgestita per
Magistrum Jacobum M^'Keinzie, filium fidelissimi et dilectissimi nostri consanguinei et
consiliarii Georgii Comitis de Cromartie, unius ex principalibus nostris Status Secretariis
pro antiquo regno nostro Scotiae, atque etiam permulta egregia et insignia servitia
per dictum comitem nobis nostrisque regiis progenitoribus peracta ; ob hasce igitur
aliasque bonas considerationes, durabilem characterem regii nostri favoris in dictum
Magistrum Jacobum M*^Keinzie ejusque hceredes infrascriptos conferre statuimus. Nove-
ritis igitur nos dedisse, concessisse et contulisse, sicuti nos tenore presentium damns, con-
cedimus et conferimus in dictum nostrum Jacobum M'^Keinzie et hseredes ejus masculos
in seternum, titulum, honorem, gradum, ordinem et dignitatem Militis Baronetti ; atque
eum ejusque pradictos dicto titulo, cum loco et precedentia, omnibusque aliis privilegiis
ad milites baronettos spectantibus, frui et gaudere ordinamus ; et uxores et liberos prsedicti
Magistri Jacobi M^Keinzie, ejusque hseredum, prsedictum titulum, locum et prseceden-
tiam, tam publico quam privatim, post datam prsesentium, eodem modo ac quivis alii

^ A diploma in terms of the above warrant passed the Great Seal, 29th April 1704. —
[Eegistrum Magni Sigilli, Lib. Ixxx. No. 96.]



360 THE C ROM ART IE PATENT OF 1861.



milites baronetti, eorumque uxores et liberi, potiti et gavisi sunt, seu in futurum potiri
et gaudere poterint, habere et possidere volumus : cumque geueralitate prsesentium,
omnibusque aliis formalitatibus et solennitatibus similibus occasionibus perprius usitatis
dispensamus. Leoni porro arinorum regi ejusque fratribus ficcialibus praedicto Magistro
Jacobo M<=Keinzie talia insignia armorea, vel prioribus additamenta quae huic occasioni
congrua et convenientia videbuntur, dare et prrescribere imperamus. In cujus rei testimo-
nium prsesentibus magnum sigillum nostrum appendi mandavimus. Apud aulam nostram
de Saint James's, octavo die mensis Februarii, anno Domini millesimo septingentesimo
quarto, et anno regni nostri secundo.

Per signaturam manu S.D.N. Reginse suprascriptam.^



554. Lettepis Patent by Her Majesty Queen Victoria, creating Her Grace
Anne Duchess of Sutherland, Countess of Cromartie, Viscountess
Tarbat of Tare at, Baroness Castlehaven of Castlehaven, and
Baroness MacLeod of Castle Leod, on 21st October [1861].

Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,
Queen, Defender of the Faith, to all Archbishops, Dukes, Marquesses, Earls, Viscounts,
Bishops, Barons, Knights, Provosts, Freemen, and all other our Officers, Ministers,
and Subjects whatsoever to whom these presents shall come, greeting : Know ye
that we, of our especial grace, certain knowledge, and mere motion have advanced,