Friday, 9 November 2018

Court Barony, Catherine of Townsend, 2018

Evander & Marioun, by the grace of the North, King & Queene of Ealdormere, to all people to whom these presents shall come, greeting.

Know ye that of our especiall grace, certaine science and meere motion, we have given and granted, and by these presents for us, our heires and successours, doe give and graunt to our trustie and welbeloved servaunt Catherin of Townsend a corounet of silver adorned with six perles and declare her to be a Baronnesse of our Court. Provided alwayes, and our will and pleasure is, and wee doe hereby declare to all that this noble came to us by the Seas thither, voyaged from the country of the lion with two tailes, and did improve this our lupine reaulme by her very presence.

And forasmuch, as upon the finding out, if in our land, or in any remote countreys and territories, any should challenge OUR word, they shall attaine great Paine and peril: and that upon such injurie, wee, our heires or successours shall make open proclamation that those who challenge our word shall be out of our protection and allegiance, and free for all princes and others to pursue with hostilitie as being not our Subjects, nor by us any way to be advowed, maintained or defended, nor to be holden as any of ours, nor to our protection, dominion or allegiance any way belonging, for that expresse mention, &c.

In witnesse whereof, &c. Witnesse ourselfe at Caldrithig the 3, day of November, the third month of our raigne. Anno Soc 53

Wording by Maister Colyne Stewart, based on Letters Patent to Sir Humfrey Gylberte June 11, 1578.

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