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Charter of alienation by James Melvill of Fedinche

Charter of alienation by James Melvill of Fedinche with the consent of John Melvill of Raithe, his father, in favour of John Wemyiss of Craigtoun and Lumbo of parts on the north of Fedinche adjacent to the lands of Craigtoun and Lumbo (with boundaries as specified) in implementation of a contract of alienation. [With seal attached]

Charter of confirmation by James [Sharp ], Archbishop of St. Andrews, in favour of William Aytoun

Charter of confirmation by James [Sharp ], Archbishop of St. Andrews, in favour of William Aytoun, confirming a disposition by David Simsone of Smeittoun and Isobel Sinclair, his wife, and David Simsone fiar, his eldest son, and [ ] Spottiswood, his wife, with the consent of Thomas Alexander elder of Skeddowie and [ ] Kynynmonth, his wife, and Thomas Alexander Younger, his son, and [ ] Colvill, his wife, and Euphamia Philp, wife of John Aytoun in Newburgh, Margaret Philp, wife of James Colhoun merchant burgess of Edinburgh, Agnes Philp, widow of Robert Fleming merchant burgess of Glasgow and Mungo Law, son of the deceased Janet Philp, wife of Andrew Law in Falkland, heirs portioners of James Philp in Dunnykeir to whom the lands of Feddinch were apprised. (Two seals attached).

Charter under the great seal in favour of Captain David Kinninmonth of the lands of eister Smeatoun with the ... coilheuchis..., wester Strathoire, foure aikeris in Dysert and the lands of Feddinche apprised from David Symsoun of Smeatoun and David, hi...

Charter under the great seal in favour of Captain David Kinninmonth of the lands of eister Smeatoun with the ... coilheuchis..., wester Strathoire, foure aikeris in Dysert and the lands of Feddinche apprised from David Symsoun of Smeatoun and David, his eldest son, on 11 October 1653. Edinburgh. 14 July 1654.

[Printed RMS, 1652-1659, no. 307].

Cognition in favour of William Zeamane

Cognition in favour of William Zeamane eldest son of the deceased David Zeaman, apothecary in Dundee, of a tenement on the north side of Market Street which belonged to Thomas Wichtane notary thereafter to Marjorie and Janet Wichtans his daughters and thereafter to David Zeaman, the south garden on the north side of the tenement and a garden on the south side of the Seagate.

Copy correspondence of James Dalyell to his father

(1-13) Copy correspondence of James Dalyell to his father, c.1836-1840, mainly from Tarbes, Hautes Pyrenees, concerning Dalyell's hopes of return to naval employment and his continuing financial difficulties together with two letters (1840) from James Dalyell at Buckie to his father, concerning the above matters and describing his life and duties at the coast guard station. Also some correspondence (1840) between Dalyell and his father regarding a proposed meeting between the two. Includes: (9) 20 November 1824, Port Royal, Jamaica. James Dalyell to his father concerning efforts to secure Dalyell's promotion and mentioning that he has already written on the subject to Lt. Col. [Robert] Dalyell: (7) (i) 1 June 1836 (copy) James Dalyell to his father including announcement of the birth of a son.
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