Instrument of sasine in favour of Patrick Porteous, 1569

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Instrument of sasine by James Gifford of Sheriffhall [Midlothian] with the consent of William Gifford, Janet Gifford his wife, and Helen Dishington, wife of the said James, in favour of Patrick Porteous.

Instrument of sasine by James Gifford (Giffard) of Sheriffhall [Midlothian] with the consent of William Gifford (Giffard), Janet Gifford (Jonete Giffard) his wife, and Helen Dishington (Dischingtoun), wife of the said James, in favour of Patrick Porteous (Portuous). Granting sasine of the lands of Lammerton Leys (Lamirtoun Leyis, Lammirtoun Leyis) and Standing Flat (Standand flatt) [Midlothian], of which Robert Porteous (Portuous) of Dalkeith [Midlothian] and Eupham Wauchope his wife had a charter, to Patrick Portuous. Boundary references to Newbattle, South Esk at Dalkeith, Easthouses (Easthous), and to lands occupied by Alexander Trent and William Allan (Allane): witnesses, Michael Marjoribanks (Majoribanks), scribe, Robert Colden, Patrick Porteous (Portuous), Alexander Young, Gilbert Thornton (Thorntoun), Archibald Preston (Prestoun), Robert Thorburn (Thornbrand), James Yule. Drawn and signed by Gilbert Thornton, notary.Sheriffhall, near Dalkeith, 27 December 1569.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Porteous family are first mentioned in the Peebleshire area in the fifteenth century, making their home around Tweeddale and Annandale. They spread from there through the borders and Midlothian and eventually over the hills into neighbouring Lanarkshire, including Lamington.

Arrangement

Single item

Conditions Governing Access

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed to the Library by Rev Dr John Stirton, 1945.

Note

Call number used to be ms671

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Vellum: 40.7x24cm approx.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Accruals

None