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Selkirk Protocols John Ker clerk 1629 – 1631

The Protocol Book of John Ker, clerk, 1629-31. unpublished

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The pages in this volume have been numbered 3-167. Pages 1 and 2 are missing and pages 3-7 and 32-167 are blank.
The docquet of John Ker appears on pages 9,10,11 and 28. Latin is used throughout and the following is a brief summary of the instruments.

1.Robert Dun, 3 March 1629.
Instrument of sasine narrating that Andrew Ker one of the baillies ofthe burgh of Selkirk gave sasine of a piece of land in the said burgh lying contiguous to the east gable of the house of Mungo Burne in the Peill gait near “lie barrass port”, being 40 feet in length and with the Peill gait on the south, the saiid gable on the west, “lie cauld sheillis” on the north and the Kings street on the east in favour of Robert Dun cordiner, his heirs and assignees together with half the said east gable. Robert asked instrument.Done on ground of the same between 11 am and noon before witnesses William Scott the other baillie, Robert Scott notary public, Thomas Curror elder

2.Peter Watsone, 8 May 1629.
Instrument of sasine narrating that William Feirgreive heritable owner of two parts of an acre of lands, in terms of a bond and disposition dated 24 Jan 1627, gave sasine in hands of William Scott bailie of the said two parts of an acre of arable land lying in Selkirk near Murisones Hill called “the wost faldis” of which one part is between the lands of the heirs of the dcd. James Keine bailie on the east, the lands of Hayning called “Clerkisboige” on the south, a rig of land of John Cavers on the west and the Kings Street on the north and the other part of the acre lies between the lands of John Cavers on the east and west, the said bog “lie clerkisboige” on the south and the common Kings Street on the north in favour of Peter Watsone merchant burgess of Selkirk, his heirs and assignees. Peter asked instrument.Done on ground of same between 11am and noon before Andrew Ker the other bailie, master William Watsone notary public, William Mitchelhill and William Murray burgesses, William Scott and James Ker burgh sergeants.

3.Peter Watsone, same date and hour
Instrument of sasine narrating that William Scott baillie, after consulting the infeftments of the dcd. John Feirgrieve “voster” burgess, entered William Feirgrieve as his heir to a croft of arable land in Selkirk between the croft once owned by the dcd. John Smith but now William Mitchelhill on the south, the lands of the said dcd. John Feirgreive on the north, the lonning that leads to the mills of Selkirk on the west and the lands of the Earl of Angus on the east. Afterwards, for a certain sum of money, the said William Feirgreive resigned, quitclaimed and gave sasine of the same croft in hands of said baillie in favour of Peter Watsone and Agnes Murray his spouse in conjunct fee. All parties asked instrument.Done on ground of same between 10 and 11am before Andrew Ker baillie, William Mitchelhill once baillie burgess, William Murray cordiner burgess, William Scott and James Ker serjeants.

4.John Fletcher merchant burgess of Selkirk, 8 May 1629.
Instrument of sasine narrating that Andrew Speir elder cordiner burgess of Selkirk with consent of his spouse Helen Minto and their sons John Speir and Andrew Speir younger give sasine in hands of baillie William Scott of a tenement of land with yard in Selkirk lying in “lie Woll Wynd” with the said Wellwynd on the south, the tenement and yard of dcd. James Dobson on the east, the tenement and yard of dcd.Thomas Kimmeine on the west and the yard once belonging to dcd. William Scott and now master James Scott his son and heir on the north (specifying that the east half of the tenement and yard had been acquired by Andrew Speir from John Andersone living in Greneheid and the west side of the same from Henry Blakie notary public) in favour of John Fletcher late baillie and merchant burgess of Selkirk. John Fletcher asked instrument. Done on ground of same between 2 and 3pm before Andrew Ker baillie, John Patersone notary public in Selkirk, James Ellot burgess, James Ker and William Scott serjeants.

5.John Wilsone, 23 May 1629
Instrument narrating that William Scott baillie entered John Wilson living in Carterhaugh heir to the tenements and lands of dcd. John Hall [in “Hollilee”] lawful son of dcd. Andrew “Dande” Hall elder burgess of Selkirk and his spouse Janet Hall by giving sasine on ground of same of the following: the lands of the dcd. John Hall once heir to said Andrew lying in the burgh of Selkirk on the north side of the Peillgait between the tenement of the dcd. Richard Scott now of James Mitchelhill on the east, the tenement once of the dcd. Mungo Curror now of Andrew Angus on the west, the yard of James Mitchelhill on the north and the said Peill gait on the south; also, four parts of arable lands of the said dcd.John Hall lying in the territory of Selkirk of which the first lies over Dunsdaillis with the lands of William Scott on the north and the lands of Andrew Ker of Yair on the south, the second lies over “lie Upelandis” with the lands once of Gavin Wilkie now of [Sarah?] Loche on the north and the lands once of dcd. James Scott now of William Scott of Pilleris on the west; the third lies over “lie myrescalffis” between the lands of the dcd. James Scott now of William Scott on the north and the lands of William Mitchelhill on the south; the fourth over “lie broome landis” between the lands of dcd.Gavin Wilke on the east and the lands once of dcd.James Scott now of William Scott on the west. John Wilsone asked instrument. Done on the ground of the said tenement and lands one by one between the hours of 3 and 4pm before Andrew Ker the other baillie, James Sintoun burgess, Alexander Young burgess and William Scott and James Ker burgesses and sergeants of the burgh of Selkirk.

6.Michael Mitchelhill, 29 June 1629
Instrument of sasine narrating that William Ellot late baillie and procurator of James Melrois weaver burgess in Selkirk with consent of his spouse Helen Gramslaw and her father Andrew by letters procuratory dated 3 June 1629 resigns his tenement of land lying in Selkirk in “lie Foullbrigraw” on the west side of that street with the tenement and yard of George Melrois on the south, the yard of Tulbert Hall blacksmith on the west and the tenement with yard of the heirs of dcd. Adam Bold on the north in favour of Michael Mitchelhill and Janet Spens his spouse in conjunct fee and their heirs. Michael and Janet asked instrument. Done on ground of same between 1 and 2 pm before sir Robert Scott of Hayning knight, James Ellot brother german of said William Ellot procurator, John Patersone notary, John Reddaile cordwainer and George Melrois weaver of Selkirk, sergeants William Scott and James Ker.

7.Andrew Angus elder, 6 June 1629
Instrument of sasine narrating that John Ewart blacksmith of Selkirk and Margaret Helme his spouse resigned and, in hands of baillie, gave sasine of his rig of arable land in Selkirk called “lie heid rig” on the lower part of Murisons Hill between the lands of Andrew Ker of Yair on the east, the rig of land mortgaged to Andrew Angus on the south, the land called “lie blake slope aiker” on the west and the lands of Andrew Ker now possessed by James Ewart on the north in favour of Andrew Angus elder cordiner in Selkirk, his heirs and assignees. Andrew asked instrument. Done on ground of same between 1 and 2pm before Robert Scott notary, George Riddell burgess and James Ker and William Scott sergeants.

8.Hugh Black and his son, 4 Nov 1629
Instrument narrating that Alexander Haig son and heir of dcd. Dionysus [Dennis] Haig in Cavers burgess of Selkirk resigned and,in hands of baillie, gave sasine of his piece of land with part of a house and “lie schoppis” built on it lying on the west side of the door of the office of [provost?] in the town of Selkirk between the office of John Cavers on the west, the said “preterium” [Provost’s or Town House?] on the north, the new “outsettis” on the east and Market street on the south in favour of Hugh Black merchant burgess of Selkirk who resigns a liferent in the same to his spouse Janet Thomson and in favour of his son John Black.* Done at ground of the portion of land between 2 and 3pm before Robert Heislope burgess, Walter Chishelme there, William Scott and James Ker sergeants.
*[Original sequence of pages is bound out of order. Text which follows this instrument (which includes time and place of instrument 8 and witnesses to the above*) is listed as number 23]

9.Robert and William Feirgreives in Carterhauche, 29 Nov 1629.
Instrument, which has been scored out before completion, narrating that baillie William Scott with William Feirgreive son and heir of John Feirgreive burgess (called “Wester Johne”), Robert Feirgreive in Carterhauche and William Feirgreve late of Carterhauche, now in Aikwood, came to their tenement of land with yard in the burgh of Selkirk lying in “Merschellis Close” with the entry of the said close on the east, the lands of Andrew Ker of Grenheid on the west, the lands of the heirs of Richard Mudie on the south and the house or lands of Thomas Dalgleis on the north.
Note in margin “This infeftment is altered and the tenement disponit to John Murray”.

10.William Feirgreive in Easter Aikwood, James Feirgreive in Carterhauche, 29 Nov 1629.
Instrument narrating that William Feirgreive son and heir of John Feirgreive “Wester John” burgess of Selkirk gave sasine, in hands of baillie, of the following crofts and lands pertaining heritably to the said William Feirgreive, in favour of William Feirgreive living in Easter Aikwood and James Feirgreive lawful son of Robert Feirgreive in Carterhauche viz.”lie Mylnebrae Croft” lying in Selkirk between lands of Earl of Angus on west and east, the lands of William Mitchelhill on south and the common green [”viridarium”] on the north: half croft of land lying near [Hirris/Hairis]well under the hill called Murisons hill: two pieces of land lying as above under the hill called Peilhill between the lands once pertaining to the dcd. John Scott in Hawick on the west, the lands once of the dcd. James Scott in Neworkemylne on the north, the lands of the heirs of the dcd. George Henderson on the east and the said lands of Peilhill on the south: a croft of arable land “lie Briglandcroft” lying in Selkirk between the lands of the dcd. James Bellenden on the east, the lands called Quhytescroft on the west, the lands of John Feirgreive called Todschaw on the north and the Kings street leading to Lindean kirk on the north: half a croft of arable land called “lie [purve/pirne]schawis” lying in Selkirk with the other half croft on the north and the lands of [blank] on the south: a portion of land in Selkirk over “lie know” with the lands occupied by Adam Achiesone in Lindean on the east, [blank] the common street on the south, the lands of [blank] on the west and the Ettrick Water on the north: a portion of land near “Fowlefurd” and two portions or butts of arable land in Selkirk over “lie Flures”. William in Aikwood and James in Carterhauch asked instrument. Done on ground of said crofts and lands between 1 and 2pm before William Elliot baillie, Edward Fairlie dean of Gild, James Ellot [merchant] brother german of said William, William Scott and James Ker sergeants.

11.Robert Feirgreive in Carterhauche, 7 Nov 1629.
Instrument narrating that William Feirgreive son and heir of John Feirgreive “wester” gave sasine, in hands of baillie, in favour of Robert Feirgreive living in Carterhauche of his waste land, tenement of land and three portions of lands called “lie buttis” lying as follows: a tenement of land in Selkirk in the Welwynd to the rear of the same; the three peices of land and a waste tenement lying with the tenement of land once belonging to dcd. John Brydin, now William Bryden, on the east, a croft of land once of the dcd. James Scott, now George Wight cordiner burgess on the south, the tenement of land of John Bryden of the west and the Welwynd on the north. Robert asked instrument. Done on the said tenement between 1 and 2pm before [witnesses as 10].

12.John Brown burgess in Selkirk, 29 Nov 1629.
Instrument narrating that after an inquest of burgesses John Brown burgess of Selkirk was entered heir to dcd. William Brown and the baillie gave sasine to him of his part tenement of land, held “in capite” of the king in free burgage,lying in the said burgh in “lie Goslingraw” between the part of a tenement of James Wauch (once pertaining to Robert Brydin elder and Robert Brydin younger) on the east and south, the tenement of James Mitchelhill on the west and the King’s street on the north, reserving part of the same to Catherine Scott relict of the dcd. William in liferent. John Brown asked instrument Done on the ground of the said tenement of land between 10 and 11am before William Ellott baillie, Thomas Scott easter, George Riddell and Robert Scott notary public burgesses and William Scott and James Ker serjeants.

13.Andrew Wight in Lindein, 2 Dec 1629.
Instrument narrating that Patrick Mertoun cordiner burgess and Isabella Mynto his spouse gave sasine , in hands of baillie, of a tenement of land with yard thereto lying in the burgh of Selkirk in “lie Fowlebrigraw” between the tenement and yard once occupied by dcd. James Stevinson and dcd. James Scott in Quheithope now occupied by James Notman and Alexander Young on the east, the King’s street on the north and west and the tenement late of William Kene, now of Patrick Keine on the south in favour of Andrew Wight living in Lyndein and his spouse Isobella Wood in conjunct fee and liferent. Andrew and Isobella asked instrument. Done on ground of the same between 1 and 2pm before William Scott baillie, James Ellott merchant burgess, Robert Scott notary public, James Ker and William Scott sergeants.

14.George Curror, 5 Dec 1629.
Instrument narrating that John Brown burgess gave sasine, in hands of baillie, of his part tenement of land in the burgh of Selkirk in “lie Goislingraw” between the land of James Wauche elder burgess on the east and south, the tenement of James Mitchelhill on the west and the King’s street on the north in favour of George Curror in Quhitmurehall. George Curror asked instrument. Done on the said tenement of land between 10 and 11am before William Ellot baillie, Edward Fairlie dean of gild, James Scot of Burnefut, Robert Scott notary public, James Ker and William Scott sergeants.

15.Margaret Ellott, 8 May 1630.
Instrument narrating that James Wighame joiner burgess of Selkirk gave sasine, in hands of the baillie, of the west side of his tenement in Selkirk in the “Crocegait” between the east side of the said tenement now pertaining to Catherine Scott and John Browne on the east, the tenement of James Scott on the west, the King’s street on the north and the yard once occupied by the dcd. George Henrysone on the south in favour of Margaret Ellott his spouse in liferent, according to their marriage contract made 23 Jan 1630. Margaret asked instrument. Done on ground of same between 2 and 3pm before George Riddell, James Cowane and David Ellot burgesses, John Wilson indweller in Carterhauch, William Scott and James Ker sergeants.

16.Robert Dun and David Dun his son, 13 May 1630.
Instrument narrating that William Thomson cordiner burgess of Selkirk gave sasine, in hands of baillie, of the west side of his tenement of land lying in Selkirk in “lie Crocegait” between the east side of the said tenement now occupied by William Mitchelhill on the east, the part tenement of land once of dcd. James Stevinsone now John Mudie on the south, the tenement of land of Thomas Jacksone on the west and the King’s street on the north together with a rig of land on the west side of the said tenement in “lie easter Layis” between the lands of John Fergreive on the north and the lands of [blank] on the south in favour of Robert Dun elder attorney for his second son David Dun. Robert Dun asked instrument. Done on ground of same between 9 and 10am before William Scott of Pellaris baillie, John Murray and James Sintone burgesses, James Ker and William Scott sergeants.

17.Catherine Haliewoll, 14 May 1630.
Instrument narrating that William Scott of Pillaris gave sasine, in hands of the bailie, of his tenement lying in the burgh of Selkirk in “lie Crocegait” between the tenement and yard of the dcd. Robert Watsone on the east, the yard of John Purves and George Hadden on the south, the tenement and yard of Thomas Turnbull on the west and the said street on the north in favour of his spouse Catherine Haliewell in liferent. Catherine asked instrument. Done on the ground of the said tenement before Thomas Scott “eister”, George Andresone treasurer, John Turnbull late of Howden, Alexander Young and William Daw burgesses, William Scott sergeant.

18.Margaret Scott spouse of Malcolm Turnbull, 15 May 1630.
Instrument narrating that Malcolm Turnbull burgess gave sasine, in hands of bailie, of his tenement of land lying in the burgh of Selkirk in “lie Waterro[we/lle]” between the tenement, yard and barn of William Scott called “[lie?] Laird” on the east, the tenement and yard of the heirs of the dcd. John Watsone on the west , the teindyard on the north and the said street on the south in favour of his spouse Margaret Scott, in liferent, together with yard, barn and outsets called “lie Camp” and pertinents. Margaret asked instrument. Done on the ground of the said land before William Ellot bailie, Edward Fairlie Dean of Gild, Thomas Scott called “easter”, Alexander Young and John Murray burgesses, Thomas Scott sergeant.

19.Robert Dalgleisch and Janet Wauche his spouse, 5 June 1630.
Instrument narrating that John Cavers merchant burgess of Selkirk with consent of his spouse Bessie Wauche gave sasine of his two fore-chambers with “lie lofthous” built above lying in the burgh of Selkirk near the Mercat Cross between the tenement of land of Thomas Turnbull on the east, the tenement of land of George Riddell and Isobel Bell his spouse on the south and west and the mercat place on the north, in favour of Robert Dalgleisch, his heirs and assignees without reversion or redemption and in favour of his spouse Janet Wauche in liferent. Robert and Janet asked instrument. Done on ground of the said offices before James Scott of Burnefut, Edward Fairlie Dean of gild, master William Watsone notary public, William Turnbull son of Malcolm Turnbull burgess, William Scott sergeant.

20.Master Richard Keine writer to the King’s signet in Edinburgh, 21 June 1630.
Instrument narrating that, under letters of attorney dated Selkirk 19June 1630 and after reading out a precept of sasine, Patrick Keine son and apparent heir to the dcd. James Keine bailie of burgh of Selkirk procurator and attorney in name of master Richard Keine writer to King’s Signet lawful son and nearest heir of the dcd.master John Keine his father, was entered heir to his father’s nine rigs of land by taking sasine thereof, which rigs lie in the burgh of Selkirk the first lying over “lie wester layis” between the lands of the dcd. Andrew Ker on south, the lands of dcd. master John Chepman on the north, “lie Potlouchsyke” on the west; another [second] rig lies on the east side of “Thorlindene” burn between the lands once of the dcd. William Braidfute chaplain on the east and the said burn on the west; the third lies over wester Reidheildis between the lands once of the Earl of Angus on the west and the lands of said dcd. master John Chepman on the east; the fourth rig lies over “lie dundisdaillis” extending and descending to “Iperlawe pethe” between the lands of the said Earl of Angus on the east and the lands of the dcd. William Porteous on the west;the fifth,sixth and seventh, rigs lie in “lie dailes” on the east side of the King’s Meadow between the lands called “aliesonis lands” on the east and the lands of the said Andrew Ker on the west and the lands of “battis” on the north;the eighth rig lies among our said meadows with the lands of the said dcd. Andrew Ker on the west and the lands once of the Earl of Angus on the east, the said lands of Battis on the north and “lie brounmure”” on the south once occupied by the dcd. John Chepman; the ninth lies on the west side of Dunsdailes near the riverbank between the lands of the Earl of Angus on the south, the Ettrick water on the north and the Old Mill Burn on the west once occupied by the dcd. sir Ninian Brydin chaplain and his brother’s son dcd. John Brydin. Patrick Keine asked instrument; done on the said rigs of land betwen the hours of 3 and 4pm before William Ellott bailie, Robert Scott notary public, John Patersone notary public, James Sinton burgess of Selkirk, James Ker and William Scott sergeants.

21.John Wauche, 26 June 1630.
Instrument narrating that John Wauch merchant burgess of Selkirk and his spouse Isobella Notman received sasine, in hands of bailie, of two portions of lands in Selkirk called “lie ladie landis” which lie between the lands of the Lord of Greenhead occupied by William Ellot bailie on the east, “lie Kingcroft” pertaining to Andrew Ker of Yair on the south, the common King’s street leading to [Selkirk Hill?] and the south common belonging to the burgh and commonalty of Selkirk on the west and the lands late of the dcd. Thomas Forrest now of James Ogilbe on the north according to the terms of their marriage contract dated Selkirk 1 Feb 1628 in conjunct fee and liferent to whichever lives the longer. Done on ground of “lie Ladielandis” between 9 and 10am before William Scot bailie, William Purweis, Robert Scot “wester”, John Paterson notary public, Alexander Yong burgess, James Ker and William Scott sergeants.
Note:The sequence of pages here is not in correct order. Item 22 continues on original page number 27. Original page number 15 has been bound between the two and contains the end of item 8 and an additional instrument, here listed as 23.

22.Isobella Notman, 26 June 1630
Instrument narrating that John Wauche merchant burgess of Selkirk, under terms of a marriage contract (see 21), gave sasine in favour of his spouse Isobella Notman daughter of the dcd. John Notman burgess of a half husbandland, once owned by Ralph Ker of Dalcove, called “lie Grasland” lying in the territory of Selkirk including ten rigs of land lying east of the “Schawburn”, also ten rigs or butts of land on the west of the “Schawburn”, also a portion of arable land called “lie vaither croft” with pertinents. Done on the ground of the same between the hours of 9 and 10am before William Ellot and William Scot bailies, John Patersone notary,James Ker and William Scot sergeants.

23.Janet Thomson spouse of Hugh Black, 4 Nov 1629
Instrument narrating that Alexander Haig son and heir of dcd. Denis Haig merchant burgess of Selkirk gave sasine in favour of Janet Thomsone his mother, now spouse of Hugh Black merchant burgess of Selkirk, in liferent, part of the Common with a little house called “lie schop” belonging to the said Alexander lying in the burgh of Selkirk between the new [onset?] of the burgh Court House on the east, the king’s street near the Cross on the south, the office of John Cavers on the west and the common Court House on the north. Done on the ground of the same between 2 an 3 pm before William Ellot bailie, Robert Heislope cordiner burgess, Waletr Chisholme there, William Scot and James Ker sergeants. [Also present John Black lawful first born son and heir apparent of Hugh Black].

24.Isobella Notman, 26 June 1630
Instrument narrating that John Wauch merchant burgess of Selkirk gave sasine in favour of his spouse Isobella Notman, in liferent, of his tenement with yard and pertinents in Selkirk at the East Port lying between the waste tenement of James Michelhill and a portion of Common land on the east, the crossing place of the said Port on the south, the common King’s street and the tenement of Hames Brewhowes on the west and a croft of land called “lie Thomsons croft” belonging to the heirs of the said James Michelhill on the north together with a small house called “lie peill of Gagie*” lying within the said burgh and pertaining to the said John Wauch with the tenement of James Brewhous on the east, the lands of the Earl of Angus, occupied by William Scot bailie, on the west, the common King’s street on the south and the yard of the said James Brewhous on the north. Done on the ground of the tenement and the little house separately between 9 and 10am before William Scot bailie, James Patersone notary, Robert Scot called “Wester”, Alexander Yong burgess and William Scot and James Ker sergeants.
[*Gagy, part of the lands of Culross abbey.]

25.Thomas Allane, 15 Oct 1630
Instrument narrating that William Ellot bailie cognized Thomas Allane as son and heir of the dcd. John Allane notary and common clerk of Selkirk and of his spouse Besseca Robiesone in and to a forehouse, half gable of a little upper chamber of the dcd.John Cuik and back house with yard thereto pertaining to the said dcd. John in Selkirk in the street called “ecclesiastico” or “lie Kirkwynde” between the tenement and yard once belonging to dcd. James Young now to James Michelhill on the south, the yard of Thomas Turnbull on the east, the said little upper chamber and close once belonging to dcd. John Cuik on the north and the Kirkwynde on the west; afterwards the said Thomas Allane gave sasine of the same forehouse, gable and backhouse in conjunct fee, free tenement and liferent to his mother, the said Besseca Robiesone. Done on ground of the said forehouse between 9 and 10am before William Scot bailie, Edward Fairlie dean of Gild, James Sintone and John Riddell cordiner [”sartore”] burgesses, William Scot and James Ker sergeants.

26.James Wauche and Helen Purves his spouse, 15 Oct 1630.
Instrument narrating that Thomas Allane son of dcd John Allane notary quitclaimed and sold his forehouse, half gable and backchamber [boundaries as 25] to James Wauche merchant burgess of Selkirk and his spouse Helen Purves for a certain sum of money and the bailie gave sasine of the same to the said James and Helen. Done on ground of same between 1 and 2pm before William Scott bailie, Edward Fairlie dean of Gild, William Riddell in Wodburne, James Sintone and John Riddell burgesses, and William Scott and James Ker sergeants.

27.William Welche and Besseca Welche his spouse, 1 Nov 1630.
Instrument narrating that John Johnstoun souter burgess and Janet Welche his spouse gave sasine, in completion of letters of disposition dated 12 July 1630, in favour of William Welche indweller in Selkirk and his spouse Besseca Welche of a half tenement and half a yard pertaining to the said John called “lie the north halfe tenement” which once belonged to dcd. John Brown burgess, lying in the Kirkwynd with the said street on the east, the breadth of the street between the half gable and half yard once owned by dcd. Thomas Muthag, now pertaining to Thomas Johnstoun souter burgess on the north, the southern side or half tenement once pertaining to dcd. John Brown now to Mr. Alexander Reid minister at the kirk of Askirk on the south, the said Kirkwynd on the west and the yard of George Haddein in Lindean on the east, in conjunct fee and to whichever lives the longer. Done on the said north half tenement between 11am and 12 noon before William Scott bailie, Edward Fairlie dean of Gild, Thomas Scott called “Easter”, Robert Scott notary burgess, James Ker and William Scott sergeants.
[Note: the next item is unfinished]

28.William Michelhill, 19 Feb 1631
Instrument narrating that under command of letters of Procuracy dated 11 Feb 1631 William Elliot bailie of Selkirk, James Sintone burgess there in name of Besseca [Wallace?] relict of dcd.James Pringill fisher burgess of Edinburgh and Alexander Wright merchant burgess of Edinburgh assembled and William Mitchelhill burgess of Selkirk [came] to the ground of tenements and crofts of land underwritten [text ends here]
End of volume.

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