Judicial Proceedings (1493)

Judicial proceedings: acts of the lords auditors of causes and complaints

22 June 1493

[John Lyon], lord Glamis and [Alexander Inglis], archdeacon of St Andrews should not be put in this act. The lords auditors decree and deliver that William Hay of Ardendracht, Patrick Reid of Colliston and John the Hay of Ardgrain shall restore, content and pay Henry Cheyne of Esslemont and John Cheyne, his son and heir apparent, 272 ewes each priced 3s, 25 oxen and cows each priced on average 20s, 3 horses, one priced 10 merks, the other priced 4 merks and the third priced 20s, and also [they] shall content and pay the said Henry and John for the profits of the said ewes for each ewe yearly for the said three years 16d, and £20 for the damage and injury sustained by them in the destruction of the place of Esslemont, and for the damage and injuries sustained by them through the laying waste of the lands of Esslemont and Carnyhill yearly for three years, 14 chalders of oats each chalder priced 6 merks, 3 chalders of barley and wheat each chalder priced 12 merks.

And [they] also decree and deliver that Gilbert the Hay, the said Patrick Reid and John the Hay shall pay the said Henry and John 16 merks for 2 chalders of oats destroyed and eaten by the said persons as was sufficiently proven before the lords, and [they] ordain that letters be written to distrenzie the said persons of their lands and goods for that, deducting as much of the said goods as has been returned previously. And as for the destruction of the corns of Esslemont, because it is proven they were burnt by servants of the earl of Erroll, the lords refer that part to be decided before the justice. And as for the rest of the points contained in the summons that are not decided by the lords, [they] continue that part until 8 October next, with continuation of days, in the same form and effect as it is now, without prejudice of party, and the parties are summoned by themselves and their procurators according to the act, and ordain that this party have letters to summon their proof on the said day.

Text taken from The Records of the The Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707

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