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GD430Papers of Napier Family1408-1858
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD430/189
Title Instrument narrating that Alexander Napier of Merchiston made declaration that, as a minor, he had, `ex sinistra machinatione' of certain of his relatives, received the sum of 1,200 merks Scots from Archibald Douglas, Isobella Hopper, his spouse, and Agnes Murray, latter's daughter, in prospect of marriage to be made between him and said Agnes.
Dates 28/9/1531
Access status Open
Location Off site
Description This was set out in an indenture between James, Bishop of Dunblane, Janet Chisholm, spouse of Ninian Seton of Tullibody, kt, said Ninian for his interest and said Alexander, on one part, and saids Archibald, Isobella and Agnes, on other part, 18 June 1525, by virtue of which discharge was also granted for said sum. Napier had not received this sum in fact (which was to have been set out on marriage of Janet Napier, his sister german, whom failing another of his sisters), and now annulled it and his acquittance for the sum. In like manner he annulled a further clause in the indenture, which stated that he was to discharge Ninian Seton and Janet, his spouse, of all intromissions with goods, rents and duties from his lands up to making of the marriage. These clauses were to his great loss and were made without consent of one of his tutors and curators. Further, he protested that he would take action against any persons for the fermes, money and goods mentioned above at a suitable time.
Witnesses: Andrew Murray of Blackbarony; Master William Blackstock; Master Thomas Slimon; sir William Macdowall; and sir Thomas Cairnie, chaplains. Notary: James Denniston, priest of St Andrews diocese.
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