Saturday, 29 May 2021

In Search of Beatrice Garvie (1872-1959)

Researched and Written by Guest Blogger: Fiona Sanderson

Beatrice Garvie was the doctor on North Ronaldsay in the 1930s. Unlike other doctors who came and went within a year on the ‘Highlands and Islands Scheme’, she stayed for well over a decade. She was an excellent photographer, and took many photographs and slides of island life, which show the families who lived there, at work in the fields, and on the shore, at the harbour, and with their new babies.

 Dr Garvie in her customary jodhpurs and knitted sweater.
Dr Garvie Photo Collection No. 0062


Her photographs are very natural, and not posed. I think that says something about the skill she had, and also, that the community were relatively at ease with her presence. I have a personal connection with these photographs, since my Gran, Jenny South Ness, grew up on North Ronaldsay, and the first time I came across Beatrice Garvie’s photos was in the archive on the island, where I was delighted and moved to find pictures of my Gran in her early life, and then, of course, I came to know the family pictured around her too.

Jenny South Ness tramping the blankets.
Dr. Garvie Photo Collection No. 0003

By the time Beatrice Garvie was working on North Ronaldsay, she was in her fifties. When I thought about that, I wondered if she had been one of the first women to train in medicine. 

I also thought it possible that, if she had made such a careful record of island life through her photographs, perhaps she had done the same in other places she had lived.

South Ness with Jenny, Bella, children and Jenny's parents John and Mary.
Dr. Garvie Photo Collection No.0239

Lockdown was an opportunity to start finding out more. Thanks to an amount of detail now available online, and the helpful corroboration of archivists in Scotland and England, I've put together quite a full picture of her life. The archives on North Ronaldsay, and in Kirkwall, have a collection of her photographs, and I’m very grateful to the archive for preserving these so carefully. Thanks too, to Ann Marwick, whose meticulous and sensitive recordings of memories through her sound recordings, are an immense resource for seeking detail from the past. 

As restrictions lift, I look forward to visiting North Ronaldsay and talking to folk who still hold her in living memory. This is the story so far. 

Sometimes people have told me that Beatrice Garvie had worked in India, just before she came to North Ronaldsay, and it is fairly well known that she worked there as a medical missionary. In fact, she went to India not long after she qualified. Here is a picture of her in Rajputana, where she worked in the Zenana, with women and children.


Miss Miller, Dr. B. Garvie and The Zenana Staff
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She worked alongside another doctor, Jessie Smith, although this photograph shows her with a Miss Miller. This dates from 1900.

She took the ‘Triple Qualification’ which was open to women and people from overseas seeking to gain an equivalent qualification in medicine. She had passed all her exams by 1895. This qualification was endorsed jointly by the Edinburgh and Glasgow Royal Colleges. When you look at the list of other names in the exam rolls, hers is usually the singular female. Martha Florence Armitage was another woman to take this qualification at around the same time. 

I now know that Beatrice Garvie worked in Glasgow and in Islington, Stirlingshire, Paisley and Sheffield and Rotherham. She worked in ‘Fever Hospitals’ and specialised in tuberculosis. She gained promotions as an officer of public health, as well as studying, when she was in the Sheffield area, for a further qualification in public health. She considered the effects of poverty on public health in a report that she wrote. She had to deal with an amount of prejudice, most likely throughout her career.

She was an active supporter of suffrage, at least as far as making and collecting donations to the NUWSS (National Union of Women Suffrage Societies), in particular to the NUWSS field hospitals for Russian refugees, which were an important and very well organised relief effort for these refugees, although they are little recognised in the history of this time. 

Here are some intriguing details from her career in the early 1920s that may illustrate how it was to be a woman working in public health just after the end of the 1st World War. 

In 1920, Beatrice Garvie was the Tuberculosis Officer in Fife, having worked as the Assistant Tuberculosis Officer in Tayside just previously. There are records of council committee meetings from her time in Fife. In early 1920, she draws notice to the time being wasted, as she travelled to visit men in their homes, to inspect them for TB, after their return from the war. She explained that men were rarely in, despite having been notified of the time and date of the appointment. She asks that a change in practice might call the men to visit a clinic, and therefore save all the hours of her wasted travel, over a large geographical area. A committee member points out that this would necessitate the men traveling instead, and risking loss of a day’s wages. This is questioned by another committee member. 

Then at another committee meeting, Beatrice Garvie relates that the ‘civilian’ community are suffering from TB, through insufficient inspection, as so much time is taken with the men who have returned from war. There is no record of any action being discussed, or having been taken. 

Shortly after this, Beatrice Garvie takes a month’s sick leave. At the end of that, a medical officer ‘intimates’ to the committee that she needs a further 6 months sick leave. This is refused, and she is given a month’s notice. Then there is discussion of the need to appoint a man to the role, and that this role, with other responsibilities included, could be advertised at a salary of £1000 pa. I haven’t found much detail on Beatrice Garvie’s salary, what I have found was in the area of £400 pa.

She began work in North Ronaldsay in 1929. Sydney Scott tells Ann Marwick, in an Orkney Sound Archive oral history interview, that “she was very….. you ken what I mean?” when asked how she fitted in with the folk on the island. He says that women were “frightened of her”, although Tia, his wife, quickly responds “I wasnae afraid of her”. They do not agree in the interview on how folk felt about her. Tia is more ready to say she was a good doctor, and that she became better liked as time went on. Both agree that she was friendly with everyone on the island. A newspaper report notes that she and John Tulloch of Upper Linnay won the Hogmanay wheelbarrow race, in 1943, ‘to great appreciation’. 


Dr. Garvie Photo Collection No. 0139


She was given gifts during her time on the island and when she left. These included a jade dressing case and a wallet of notes on her retirement. 

Ann Marwick expressed a feeling that taking the photographs and giving them to people would have been appreciated by the community. 


Dr. Garvie Photo Collection No. 0431

In 1946, she retired. When she left the island, she had a big ‘roup’, selling off her possessions. Mary Ann Thomson, of South Ness, still remembers it, despite being very young at the time. When she left the island, Charlotte Scott, who had lived with her on North Ronaldsay, as her housekeeper, also went with her. 

I next find a record of her, after the Second World War, living at Castlebrae, in Auchterarder. This was set up as a private hotel by Helen and Stanley Kudelski after the Second World War. Helen Kerr had worked as a transport secretary in the services during the war. Stanley Kudelski was a Captain in a Polish regiment stationed in Auchterarder, and they married after the war. 

There was an internment camp for Polish people in Auchterarder, in fact there were a number of these in Scotland, and they were considered sovereign Polish soil, administered by the Polish government in exile. There are records of abuse in the camp at Rothesay, where it seems that Polish Jews, communists and gay people were kept out of the way by the government, in exile. I haven’t had the time yet to investigate what the camp was like at Auchterarder. 

At the end of the war, there was a large Polish community in Auchterarder, with no chance of returning home. An agricultural school was set up by another Polish captain.. Contact with members of an online group called ‘Auchterarder Memories’ revealed that Castlebrae had extensive grounds, in which there was a small farm, and vegetable gardens. People in the group had memories, years after the war, of elderly Polish men still employed to work in the grounds, and of Polish staff in the kitchen and carrying out domestic roles in the hotel. Beatrice Garvie lived here until her death, in 1959. I hope to find more links to Castlebrae, and the other people who lived and worked there. There was a Mary Lunn, who had been a music teacher in Edinburgh, and retired to Castlebrae at about the same time as Beatrice Garvie did, and who lived there for over twenty years. 

It is tempting to wonder whether a social network of some kind existed to link these single women, perhaps from the early days of degrees being awarded to women, or through the suffrage campaign, or some other link. It is also tempting to wonder what it was about this strong and purposeful community, that chimed with Beatrice Garvie. 

There is a lot more to find out, and equally, a lot more that I could have included already, but will return to another time. Perhaps you have a memory of Beatrice Garvie, or know something more about her. Maybe you’ve come across a set of photos in another archive that were taken by a woman doctor, between 1900 and 1950, and this will turn out to be another set of pictures that she took. Any detail, no matter how slight it may seem, can add a great deal to a picture of a person, and I’d be very grateful to hear from you!

Fiona Sanderson, March 2021. Please get in touch at Fiona.Sanderson@mac.com or post a comment below. 

The Dr Garvie Photo Collection is part of the Orkney Archive and consists of over 500 photographs of people and places across North Ronaldsay.  

OSA/180 - Orkney Sound Archive Interview with Sidney and Tia Scott, 12 Feb 1988. Interviewer Ann Marwick


Monday, 24 May 2021

Archive in a Pandemic A-Z: U is for...

UNIQUE

Many of our Archive Items are unique and that has posed a problem during COVID lockdowns where travel to Orkney has not been allowed. 

Example of archive item from the 15th century:

Archive item D5/32/1/1 - Disposition by Andro and Jonet Malking of ½ penny land in Wasbuster in Holm to John Mason, dated 1402 (although some scholars think it should be 1482). 
(Transcription available on request)

Our Archive is home to many thousands of records that are simply not available anywhere else. They record life in Orkney for the last 500-600 years and are a rich source of information.

Example of document from the 17th Century: 

Archive item D14/6/7: Roup [Auction] of the Ship the Golden Starrie of Amsterdam, 1666
(Transcription available on request)



In normal pre-COVID times these records have proved to be a big attraction to those who study Orkney's history. People have travelled here from all over the world to look at our collections, whether for a PhD, a TV documentary, for family history, property history, social history, research projects for universities or schools or personal, the reasons are endless. 

Example of archive item from the 19th century:

Archive item D8/4/8 - Official log and account of voyages and crew of the vessel "Gudrun", 1894.

Recently we have welcomed back our first visitors from outwith Orkney and we look forward to meeting all our future visitors still to come. 

We would love to hear your stories and arcs and tangents 

that bring you to research in Orkney. 

In the meantime we run an enquiry service that can help to identify which records we have which would help with your research and can send you lists or images for a small fee. 

Monday, 12 April 2021

Archive in a Pandemic A-Z: T is for...

 TRAVELLERS AND TESTING


USA... Canada... New Zealand... Australia... Norway... Japan... Sweden...  

The Hordaland hat


This is the time of year when we normally start to make and re-make the acquaintance of family historians and historical researchers from across the globe, face-to-face. We missed our international buddies last year and cannot be sure which dulcet accents may grace our searchroom in 2021. (Or what GIFTS we may/may not receive - see above the Hordaland rain hat which we take turns to wear home on rainy days and see below for the decorative Norwegian plate which - out of respect - has not yet been used for buns but is always ready and waiting...)


The Norwegian decorative plate


At the moment, there is a 'Stay Local' rule in Scotland which means that we all need to restrict any non-essential travel outwith our own counties. This means that we cannot yet serve non-resident visitors face-to-face in the Archive searchroom.

We are still carrying out remote research, however, (as we always have) by post, telephone and email. See our contact details here but please be aware that we will not be as nimbly quick as we used to as we are still short staffed after our desertion by the Fonds and are dealing with far more remote enquiries than pre-2020.

Those who are able to visit at the moment are required to provide a name and either an email address, telephone number or postal address in support of the ‘Test and Protect’ scheme. We will store your contact details for 21 days and they will be deleted immediately after that, in line with privacy legislation.

Monday, 5 April 2021

Archive in a Pandemic A-Z: S is for...

SATURDAYS

Saturdays have faced the brunt of our COVID-related closures as we are now only open fortnightly on Saturday mornings from 10am -12pm. Pre-COVID we were open from 9.15am -5pm every week and we are sorry to have cut the hours so low. One reason is that we are a joint Library & Archive service and the Library staff oversee everyone who comes into the building checking that they have booked in and showing them how to get to Library or the Orkney Room or the Archive Searchroom. 

One of the Library's success stories over the COVID pandemic period has been the Request and Collect service, whereby members can ask for books to be loaned to them and then they can come and pick them up from tables in the Foyer without having to browse the shelves. 

Two popular pre-COVID services have also been resumed for Library members:

The Book Box Service is for readers who live on the islands which are not served by the Mobile Library Service. A box which can normally hold up to a dozen books is selected and sent out to each reader by their local haulier with all costs being met by the Library. Each box also contains a return label for sending it back to the library and a request sheet for noting down specific titles or subjects of interest. Readers can also customize their own Book Box by browsing the Library Catalogue online and reserving their own books. 

The Home Library Service is for people who have health or mobility issues, or for library users who are suffering from a debilitating illness. There is a weekly delivery service in Kirkwall, St Ola and Stromness and a 4-weekly delivery in the other Mainland parishes and the linked South isles. Readers can let us know their interests or their favourite authors so that staff can tailor a selection and quantity of books to meet their personal requirements. 


So behind the scenes, library staff are kept pretty busy finding and selecting and delivering all these books for these three services. As a result they have had to reduce their opening hours to give staff the chance to browse the shelves without hindering visitors during normal opening times. 

And the knock-on effect is that the Archive has to close then too. But we use the time we have on a Saturday afternoon to research and reply to our many many enquiries and maybe even to catalogue our collections. 

The reason we are only open fortnightly is that we currently do not have enough staff to be on duty every Saturday. We always work with a minimum of two members of staff on a Saturday and we currently only have the equivalent of three. One Archivist, one photo technician and one Archive Assistant position that is job-shared by three people. This is since The Fonds retired. But, do not worry, dear readers, the Senior Archivist Post is being advertised as I write. 


Thursday, 1 April 2021

Love at a Social Distance


There was not much room for love when you got married in the 17th century. About 1.65 metres to be precise. The Palaeography Group are back together meeting virtually on Zoom and one of our first documents was this whopper of a marriage contract.

The contract laid out in full. 

I don't care if you are bored by the tenth line, I am giving you all three hundred and seventy one lines. It took us four weeks to transcribe and we want to share it with the world. (And hopefully get some help with the words we were stuck on...) 

I would like to thank the wonderful online Dictionary of the Scots Language for helping us to figure out many old Scots words. Any words enclosed with square brackets [---], I have added in. Some of them are words which we could not work out how to transcribe. We would appreciate any help you can offer on these words. They are mostly place-names in Orkney and Perthshire. 

I have scanned the document into 11 images and these appear below before each part of the transcription. There is some overlapping of the scanned images. So in each image we have found the line from the end of the previous one and worked from there to the end of each image. 

D5/3/1/1 Image 1


Att meall[i] in Orknay the seaventh day of August. And [King-----?] the first day of September the yeir of god jmvih and ffyfftie tua yeirs [1652] It is appointit aggreit and finallie contractit betwix the pairteis following to wit Patrik Smyth eldar of Braco heretabill proprietar of the landis and utheris underwrittin with advyse and consent of Patrik Smyth younger appeirand of Braco his eldest laughfull sone And the said Patrik Smyth younger for himselff And they baith with ane consent and assent on the ane pairt and James Keith uncle to Williame Earle of Marscholl ffor himselff and takand the burden upon him for Anna Keith his youngest laughfull daughter And the said Anna Keith for hir selff with advyse and consent of the said James Keith hir ffather and laughfull administrator to hir for his interes And they baith with ane consent and effect on the uther pairt in maner forme and effect as efter followis That is to say the saidis Patrik Smyth younger and Anna Keith sall godwilling soleminzat and accomplisch the holy band of matrimonie with utheris in face of Chrystis kirk as Godis word dois allow Betwix the dait heirof and the [blank] day of [blank] but farder delay In Contemplation of the quhilk mariage The said Patrik Smyth eldar be thir pntis [these presents] bindis and obliss [obliges] him his airis and successoris with all possibill diligence To dewlie and laughfullie infeft and sais be charter and saisine titulo oneroso in dew and competent forme the saidis Patrik Smyth younger his sone and Anna Keith his said future spous the langest levar [liver] of thame twa in coniunctlie and the airis laughfullie to be gottin bewix thame Quhilkis failzeing to the said Patrik Smyth younger his narrest [nearest] and laughfull airis and assis [assignees] quhatsumevir heretablie In all and Sundrie the landis of Braco Workland and Hoill with the maner place houss biggingis orchardis yairdis anexis connexis pairtis pendiclis and pertinentis of the samin lyand within the parochin of Scone and Sredome[ii]  of Pearth And all (/\[iii] in all and haill) the houss biggingis yairdis and aikeris of land pertening heretablie to the said Patrik Smyth eldar with thair pertinentis lyand in and about the toun of Scone bondit in maner specifeit in the infeftmentis thairof and lyand within the said Sredome of Pearth And sicly[ke] in all and haill the landis of Myrsyd Westwood and Servantislandis with the houss biggingis yairdis woodis mosses mures medowis anexis connexis pairtis pendiclis and pertinentis thairof lyand within the parochin of Methven and Sredome of Pearth forsaid And all and haill and yeirlie annualrent of ffourscoir ane pundis Scottis money disponit to the said Patrik Smith eldar his predicessouris and authoris furth of the maines of Methven /\ and Sredome of Peath forsaid In warrandice and conpensation of the few dewtie (/\ with the pertinentis or ony pairt thereof lyand within the said parochin of Methven) of Fourscour ane pundis money abovewrittin addebtit yeirlie to the duick of Lennox furth of the saidis landis of Myresyd And that in full contentation and satisfaction to the said Anna Keith of all coniunctlie lyfren[t] terce or thrid[iv] furth of quhatsumevir landis heretages or annelientis pertening or quhilkis sall happin to pertene to the said Patrik Smyth younger quhilkis schee may ask or crave be his deceas incais it sall happin hir to survive him Be twa severall infeftmentis the ane thairof to be haldin of the said Patrik Smyth eldar and his airis in frie blenche For payment of ane penny Scottis upon the ground of the saidis landis yeirlie at the feast of witsonday in name of blenche firme if it be askit And als for payment to the immediat lawfull Superioris thairof of the few dewteis and uther dewteis addebtit to thame for the samin allanerlie And the uther of the saidis infeftmentis to be haldin fro the said Patrik Smyth eldar and his airis of his immediat lawfull Superi=ouris of the landis and utheris abovewrittin re[spect]ive Siclyk and als frelie in all respectis as the said Patrik Smyth eldar haldis or sall hald the samin himself be resignation or confirmation as best sall pleis the said Patrik Smyth younger and his said future spous and thair forsaidis provyding that the saidis Superioris thair consentis to the resseaving of the said resignation and granting of the said confirmation be purchest pro=cured past and exped[ited] be the said Patrik Smyth younger and his said future spous and their forsaidis be thar awin[v] moyen[vi] and upon thair awin proper charges and expenses And Siclyk the said Patrik Smyth eldar be thir pntis[vii] bindis and obliges him and his forsaidis with all possibill diligence to dewlie and laughfull[ie] infeft and sais titulo oneroso in dew and competent forme the said Patrik Smyth younger and the airis laughfullie to be procreat betwix him and the said Anna Keith his future spous quhilkis failzing the said Patrik Smyth his airis and assis[viii] quhatsumevar heretablie In all and haill the said Patrik Smyth eldar his landis and yle or holm callit Lambholm with the teyndscheaves thairof includit quhilkis wer nevir in use to be separat from the stock All and haill his ffour penny and halff penny land scat land comonlie callis the bow of Skaill with that pairt and portion of the landis of Roisnes pertening thairto All and haill his halff penny land quoyland callit Holmes with that pairt and portion of the saidis landis of Roisnes pertening to the same All and haill his thrie farding quoyland comonlie callit Quoybarnettis All and haill his twa penny land comonlie callit Vigga with that pairt and portion of the saidis landis of Roisnes pertening thairto All and haill his ffour penny and halff penny land of Maill logh and linkis thairof As the samin logh and linkis ar designed and limited All and haill that his quoy of land adiacent to his saidis landis of Maill callit Horoquoy And all and haill his thrie farding land in Hensbuster on the east pairt of the way sumtyme occupyit by Agnes Lindsay and Bernard Mansone hir sone with the teynd=scheaves of all and sundrie his saidis landis of Maill Horroquoy and thrie farding land in Hensbuster with the maner place of Maill girnell hous and stoirhous at the schor of [Esda?] on the landis of Graves

End of image 1


[i] Old name for Graemeshall, Holm

[ii] Abbreviation for Sheriffdom

[iii] /\ = inserted words

[iv] About “terce” one of our group, JT, said: “It dawned on me that of course that is the legal widow’s third to which she would be entitled even if they tried to cut her out of an inheritance.”

[v] own

[vi] means

[vii] “Be thir pntis” = by these present(s)

[viii] We think short for assignees or assignays

D5/3/1/1 - Image 2

and with all utheris houses biggingis yairdis tofts croftis towmales quoyis outbrekis onsettis pairtis pendiclis and pertinentis quhatsumevir of all and sundrie his landis and utheris abovewrittin lyand in the parochin of Holm and Paplay within the lait Bischoprik and Sredome of Orknay And lykwayis in all and haill his ffour penny ane farding and ffourt pairt of ane farding land in Hensbuster be west the gait  All and haill his ffour penny thrid pairt of ane penny and ane penny and ane farding land in the toun of Wosbuster All and haill his twa quoyis of land thair comonlie callit Quoyhestwall and Whiddaquoy In all and haill his twa penny and thrie farding land in the toun of Graves All and haill his twa penny halff penny ane farding and halff farding land in Valay All and haill his land callit Skailtoft All and haill his twa penny twa farding and fourt pairt of ane farding land in the toun of Aikerbuster In all and haill his halff penny and thrid pairt of ane penny land in the toun of Swartaquoy with the teyndscheaves of all and sundrie his saidis landis immediatlie beforexprest quhilkis wer nevir in use to be separat from the stock /\[i] and with houses biggingis yairdis toftis croftis towmales quoyis outbrekis anexis (/\ And siclyk in all and haill his four penny ane farding land of Doucro Cornquoy Angusquoy and Quoyingabuster with the pertinentis) connexis pairtis pendiclis and pertinentis thairof quhatsumevir lyand in the said parochin of Holm and Paplay within the said lait Bischoprik and Sredome of Orknay As also in all and haill the said Patrik Smyth eldar his myln comonlie callit the myln of Holm with the astrictit[ii] multuris suckin and [sequellis?] of the said parochin of Holm and Paplay usit and wount And with all previlegis belonging to his said myln lyand within the samin parochin (Reserveand alwayis to the said Patrik Smyth eldar his franktenement or lyfrent of all and sundrie the saidis landis teyndscheaves and utheris abovespe[cif]it lyand within the said parochin of Holm and Paplay during all the dayis of his lyftyme) Be twa severall infeftmentis the ane thairof to be haldin of the said Patrik Smyth eldar and his airis in frie blenche ffor payment of ane penny Scottis upon the ground of the saidis landis yeirlie at the feast of witsonday in name of blenche firme if it be askit And als for payment to the said Patrik Smyth eldar his immediat laughfull Supeioris thairof if the few dewteis and uther dewteis addebtit to thame for the samin allanerlie And the uther of the saidis infeftmentis to be haldin fra the said Patrik Smyth and his airis of his immediat laughfull Superioris of the landis and utheris immediatlie abovewrittin with the pertinentis siclyk and als frelie in all respectis as the said Patrik Smyth eldar haldis or sall hald the samin himselff be resignation or confirmation as best sall pleis the said Patrik Smyth younger and his forsaidis Provyding that the Superioris consent to the ressaving of the said resignation and granting of the said confirmation be purchest procured past and exped be the said Patrik Smyth younger and his forsaidis be thair awin moyen and upon thair awin propir charges and expenses And ffor that effect the said Patrik Smyth eldar hes maid constitute and ordenis And be thir pntis makis constitutes and ordenis [blank space]                 [blank space]   And ilkane of thame coniunctlie and severallie his verie laughfull in=

End of image 2


[i] /\ inserted at the side of the document and signed by P Smythe and Patrek Smyth

[ii] Specified as a legal obligation; esp. in astrictit multuris, multures to which a mill is entitled from the tenants of certain lands.

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doubtit and irrevocabill pro[curato]ris actoris factoris errand berraris [bearers] and speciall messengers to the effect underwritten giveand grantand and comittand to thame and ilkane of thame coniunctlie and severallie as said is the said Patrik Smyth eldar his verie full frie plane power speciall mandament expres bidding and charge ffor him and in his name to compeir befoir his immediat laughfull Superioris rexive [respective] of the landis and utheris abovewrittin with the pertinentis or ony utheris having thair power and commission To ressave[i] resignationes in thair names at quhatsumevir day or dayis place or places convenient And thair with condign[ii] reverence as becumis to resigne surrander upgeve and overgeve Lykas the said PatrikSmyth eldar be thir pntis resignes surranders upgevis and overgevis all and sundrie the forsaidis landis of Braco Workland and Hoill with the maner place houses biggingis yairdis orchardis annexis connexis pairts pendiclis and pertinentis of the samin And als all and haill the forsaids houses biggingis yairdis and aikeris of land pertening heretablie to the said Patrik Smyth eldar with thair pertinentis lyand in and about the said toun of Scone And siclyk all and haill the forsaidis landis of Myrsyd Westwood and Servantislandis with houses biggingis yairdis woodis mosses mures medowis anexis connexis pairtis pendiclis and pertinentis of the samin And all and haill the said yeirlie anuelrent of ffourscoir ane pundis money forsaid disponit to the said Patrik Smyth eldar and his forsaidis furth of the said maines of Methven with the pertinentis All lyand and boundit as said is in warrandice and conpensation of the forsaid few dewtie of ffourscoir ane pundis money abovespe[cif]it addebtit to the Dukes of Lenox yeirlie for the saidis landis of Myresyd as said is In the handis of the said Patrik Smyth eldar his immediat laughfull Superioris thairof rexive [respective] or ony utheris having thair power and commission to ressave resigna= =tiones in thair names as said is In favouris and for new infeftmentis of the samin to be maid and grantit to the saidis Patrik Smyth younger and Anna Keith his said future spous the langest levar of thame twa in coniunctlie thair airis and assgis [assignees] forsaids heretablie (And that in full contentation and satis= faction to the said Anna Keith of hir said coniunctlie lyfrent or terce as is abovewrittin) And siclyk with full power to the said Patrik Smyth eldar his saidis pro[curato]ris and ilkane of thame coniunctlie and severallie as said is To resigne surrander upgeve and overgeve lykas the said Patrik Smith eldar be thir p[rese]ntis Resignes surranderis upgevis and overgevis All and haill the forsaidis landis of Maill teyndis and utheris dewteis and landis belonging to the said Patrik Smyth eldar within the said parochin of Holm with the maner place hous[e]s biggingis yairdis victuall hous pairtis pendiclis and perti= nentis of the samin quhatsumevir lyand within the said parochin of Holm and Sredome of Orknay forsaid and boundit in maner spe[cif]it in the infeftmentis of the samin In the handis of the said Patrik Smyth eldar his immediat laughfull Superioris thairof rexive [respective] or of ony utheris having thair power and commission

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[i] ressave = receive

[ii] condign: means well deserved, fitting

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to ressave resignationes in thair names as said is In favouris and for new infeftmentis of the samin to be maid and grantit to the said Patrik Smyth younger his airis and assges [assignees] forsaidis heretablie (Reserveand alwayis to the said Patrik Smyth eldar his said lyfrent theirof during all the dayis of his said lyftume as said is) In dew and competent forme togidder with all right titill interes[t] and clame of right quhilk the said Patrik Smyth eldar his airis or assges [assignees] had hes or onywayis may have or acclame In and to all and sundrie the landis and utheris rexive [respective] abovewrittin with thair pertinentis or ony pairt thairof in tyme cumming Renunceand [renouncing?] the samin for evir Actis instrumentis and documentis thairupon to ask lift and rais as neid beis And generallie all and sundrie utheris thingis necessar and concerning the premiss to doe use and exerce[i] /\ that to the office of pro[curato]ris in sick cais[e]s of the law and consuetude[ii] of this realme necessarie ar knowin to appertene or that the said Patrik Smyth eldar might doe thairin himselff if he wer personallie p[rese]nt promitting to hald firme and stabill all and quhatsumevir thingis his saidis pro[curato]ris or ony of thame in his name in the premiss laughfullie doe Quhilkis infeftmentis and resignation rexive abovewrittin appoyntit to be maid and grantit to and in favouris of the said Patrik Smyth and his said future spous the langest levar of thame twa and thair forsaidis And all and sundrie the landis and utheris abovewrittin with the pertinentis provydit to thame in maner abovespe[cif]it the said Patrik Smyth eldar and the said Patrick Smyth younger his sone baith with ane consent and assent Be thir p[rese]ntis bindis and obliss [obliges] thame con= iunctlie and severallie thair airis and successouris To warrand acquyet and defend To the said Patrik Smyth younger and Anna Keith his said future spous the langer levar of thame twa and thair forsaidis to be frie acquyet saiff and sure at all handis from all perrillis dangeris impedimentis and inconveniencis quhatsumevir bygane present and to cum against all deidlie as law will Lykas the said Patrik Smyth eldar bindis and obliss [obliges] him and his forsaidis to warrand acquyet and defend the forsaidis infeftmentis and resignation abovewrittin to be maid and grantit to and in favouris of the said Patrik Smyth his airis and ass[ignee]is forsaidis and all and sundrie the landis and utheris abovewrittin with the pertinentis provydit to thame in maner abovewrittin to the said Patrik Smyth younger and his forsaidis (under the reservation abovewrittin) to be frie acquyet saiff and sure at all handis from all perrillis dangeris impedimentis and inconveniencis quhatsumevir bygane p[rese]nt and to cum against all deidlie as law will And siclyk the said Patrik Smyth eldar Be thir p[rese]ntis makis constitutes and ordenis the said Patrik Smyth younger and Anna Keith his said future spous the langest levar of

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[i] exerce = make use of

[ii] consuetude = custom, habit, habitual practice (dsl.ac.uk)

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thame twa and thair forsaidis his verie laughfull indoubtit and irrevocabill cessionaris[i] assi[gnee]s and pro[curato]ris in rem suam[ii] in and to the haill maillis [firmes?] proffittis and dewteis of all and sundrie the landis and utheris abovewrittin with the pertinentis heirby prvydit to the said Patrik Smyth younger and his said future spous the langer leveand [living] of thame twa and thair forsaidis as said is of this instant croppe and yeir of God jmvih and ffyftie twa [1652] yeiris and haill [termes?] of the samin and in tyme cumming and to all action instance and execution competent or that may be competent To the said Patrik Smyth eldar for payment of the samin Surrogatand and substituand be thir p[rese]ntis the said Patrik Smyth younger and his said future spous the langer levear of thame twa and thair forsaidis in the said Patrik Smyth eldar his full right titill and place of the samin for now and evir Quhilk assignation abovewrittin the said Patrik Smyth eldar be thir p[rese]ntis bindis and obliss [obliges] him his airis and successouris quhatsumevir to warrand acquyet and defend to the said Patrik Smyth younger his said future spous and the langer levar of thame twa and thair forsaidis from this awin [own] proper fac[t?] and deid allanerlie that is to say that he hes not done nor yet sall not doe any/\thing in hurt or preiudice heirof in na tyme bygane or to cum For the quhilkis caus[e]s in corroboration and satisfaction of the twa severall obligationes maid and grantit be the said Patrik Smyth eldar and the said Patrik Smyth younger in favouris of [Mr?] Robert Andro /\Barbara Jean and Margaret Smythis laughfull bairnes to the said Patrik Smyth eldar thair airis exe[cuto]ris and assgis contening the sowme of eightene thousand merkis usuall money of Scotland of principall sowme the said Anna Keith with advyse and consent of the said James Keith his ffather and laughfull administrato for hir interes[t] And the said James Keith for himselff and takand the burden upon him for the said Anna Keith his daughter And they baith with ane consent and assent and als with advyse and consent of the said Patrik Smyth younger the said Anne Keith hir said future husband for his interes[t] Be thir pntis sell assigne transffer and sumpt[ivous][iii] dispone ffra thame thair airis and assgis to and in favouris of the said Mr Robert Andro /\ Barbara Jean and Margaret Smythes thair airis exe[cut]eris and assgis the sowmes of money contractis bandis obligationes and utheris under writtin quhairunto the said Anna Keith hes right in maner eftermentionat to wit all and haill the sowme of then thowsand merkis Scottis money restand awand of the principall sowme of ten thowsand pundis money abovewrittin quhatsumevir the said Anna Keith is provydit and hes right be virtew of ane contract of wadset maid and perfytit (perfected) betwix James Earl of Heartfell then designit James Lord Johnstoun and umqle Margaret Lindsay spous to the said James Keith on the ane pairt and Sir John Johnstoun of Elphingstoun knight baronet heretabill proprietor of the landis and utheris efterspe[cif]it with advyse and consent of Dame Margaret Keith[iv] his spous and the said Dame Margaret for hir selff

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[i] cessionar = one to whom a cession of property is made. Regularly coupled with assignay (dsl.ac.uk).

[ii] in rem suam = in their matter / business (Latin)

[iii] sumptivous = by the undertaking

[iv] Dame Margaret Keith is Anna Keith’s sister

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with consent of hir said husband for his interes[t] And they baith with ane consent and assent on the uther pairt of the dait Att Edinburgh and Cannogait the twentie sex day of March jmvih fourtie twa yeiris [1642] regrat [registered] in the buikes of Counsale and Session and ane decreit of the Lordis thairof inter=ponit thairto upon the last day of July jmvih fourtie sex yeiris [1646] Quhairby and for the sowme of twentie thousand pundis money forsaid Quhairof be the said James Earle of Heartfell the sowme of ten thousand pundis money forsaid And be the said umqle Margaret Lindsay the sowme of uther ten thousand pundis money abovewrittin then payit and delyverit to the said Sir John Johnstoun and his said spous The said Sir John Johnstoun with consent of the said Dame Margaret Keith his spous And schoe [she] for hir selff with his consent And they baith with ane consent and assent analeit and wadset to the said James Earle of Heartfell and to the said umqle Margaret Lindsay equallie betwix thame thair airis and assgis thairinspe[cif]it heretablie under the reversion underwrittin All and haill the said Sir John his landis of Elphinstoun with toure [tower?] fortilice maner place houses yairdis orchardis tofts croftis paitis pendiclis coillis coilheughis[i] and all thair pertinentis (Except these landis and rowmes quhairin Dame Jean Douglas stands infeft with thair pertinentis possest be the said Dame Jean Douglas Lady Elphinstoun and these landis callit Newmains miln and mylnlandis thairof possest be Alexander Burton) lyand within the Constabularis of Haddingtoun and Sredome of Edinburgh Redeimabill always and under the twa reversiones mentionat in the said Contract maid and grantit be the said umqle James Earle of Heartfell and the said umqle Margaret Lindsay To and in favouris of the said Sir John Johnstoun his airis and assgis ffor redemp= tion thairof contening thairuntill ather of the said reversiones the sowme of ten thousand pundis money abovewrittin with all byrunes[ii] of the bak tak[iii] dewtie of twa thousand and ffour hundreth merkis money abovespe[cif]it and liquidat expenses rexive mentionat in the said Contract quhilk sould happin to be restand awand [owing] for the tyme And be the quhilk Contract the said Sir John Johnstoun is oblist [obliged] to mak payment to the saidis James Earle of Heartfell and umqle Margaret Lindsay equallie betwix thame and thair foirsaidis of the said principall sowme of twentie thowsand pundis money foirsaid and haill byrunes of the said baktak dewtie and liquidat expenses thairof spe[cif]it in the said Contract quhilk sould happin to be restand awand for the tyme in maner and upon the requistion spe[cif]it in the said Contract Togidder with the sowme of Four thowsand merkis money foirsaid of liquidat expenses incais of failyie Conforme to the quhilk Contract the saidis James Earle of Heartfell and umqle Margaret Lindsay wer dewlie and heretablie infeft and saisit equallie betwix thame in the landis and utheris abovewrittin with the pertinentis As the said Contract of wadset of the dait foirsaid regrat as said is infeftment and saisine following thairupon at mair lenth proportis And Siclyk the said umqle Margaret Lindsay with advyse and consent of the said James Keith hir spous Be hir letteris of disposition assignation and translation of the dait the twentie day of July jmvih Fourtie sex yeiris [1646] [Sauld?] assignit transferrit and disponit to and in favouris of the said Anna Keith hir airis and assgis quhatsumevir the foirsaid Contract of wadset claus of requisition haill remanent headis clauses and conditiones thairinspe[cif]it with all that had followit or might follow thairupon in swa far as the samin is conceavit in favouris of the said umqle Mar=garet Lindsay As also ane uther Contract maid betwix umqle John Earle of Wentoun? immediat Superior of the landis and utheris abovewrittin on the ane pairt the saidis James Earle of Heartfell and umqle Margaret Lindsay on the uther pairt relative to the said Contract of wadset and ratifiand and confirmand the charter and instrument of saisine following thairupon daittit the twentie aught day of March jmvih Fourtie twa yeiris [1642] and haill contentis thairof in swa far as the samin is conceavit in favouris of the said umqle Margaret Lindsay And surrogat the said Anna Keith and hir foirsaids in hir full right titill and place thairof for evir As the saidis letteris of disposition assignation and translation of the dait forsaid at mair lenth proportis And lykwayis the said Anna Keith is dewlie and laughfullie infeft and saisit in all and haill the landis and utheris abovewrittin with the pertinentis Be virtew and conforme to the charter maid and grantit to hir be the said umqle Margaret Lindsay with consent of hir said spous and instrument of saisine following thairupon As the samin at mair lenth bearis Togidder with the anuelrent of the sowme of ten thowsand merkis money foirsaid restand awand of the said principall sowme of then thowsand pundis money abovereheirsit provydit to the said umqle Margaret Lindsay and hir foirsaidis be the said Contract of wodset and qhuairunto the said Anna Kieth hes right in

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[i] Coil-heugh: A heugh or bank from which coal is dug; a coal-working or coal-pit. https://dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/cole_heuch

[ii] Byrunes or Byrunnis: n. pl. Payment for past periods or terms; arrears. https://dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/byrunnis

[iii] Bak-tak: A tack connected with wadsets, whereby the actual possession of the wadset lands was continued, or returned, to the proprietor or reverser, on payment of a rent corresponding to the interest of the loan (Bell) https://dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/bak_tak

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maner abovewrittin or bak tak dewtie foirsaid or liquidat expenses thairof aboveexprest spe[cif]it in the said Contract of wodset offeirand to the said sowme of ten thowsand merkis money foirsaid of the terme of witsonday lastbypast and of all yeiris and termes to cum during the nonpayment of the said sowme of ten thowsand merkis money with the said penaltie of ffour thowsand merkis money foirsaid contenit in the said Contract of wodset offeirand to the said sowme of ten thow= sand merkis money abovewrittin Togidder also with the samin Contract of wodset and the said uther Contract relative thairto decreittis of the Lordis of Counsale and Session interponit thairto haill tenoris and contenitis of the samin with the foirsaidis letteris of disposition assignation and translation utheris rightis and securiteis abovespe[cif[it grantit to the said Anna Keith and hir foirsaidis haill tenoris and contentis of the samin And all action instance and execution competent or that may be competent to the said Anna Keith be virtew thairof with all that hes followit or may follow thairupon And that allanerlie in swa far as the samin concernis or may be extendit to the said sowme of then thowsand merkis restand awand of the said principal sowme of ten thowsand pundis money abovewrittin spe[cif]it in the said Contract of wodset and to the foirsaid anuelrent thairof or bak tak dewtie foirsaid and liquidat expenses thairof abovewrittin thairinmentionat offeirand thairto of the said terme of witsonday lastbypast and in tyme cuming during the nonpayment of the said sowme of ten thowsand merkis and to the said penaltie of ffour thowsand merkis conteint in the said Contract of wodset offeirand to the samin sowme of ten thowsand merkis and na farder And in lyk maner ane bond and obligation maid and grantit be umqle William Earle of Morton Lord Dalkeith and umqle Robert Lord Dalkeith his sone thairefter Earle of Morton as principallis Robert Logan of Cousland Williame Cockburne and Mitchell Schaw servitoris to the said umqle William Earle of Morton as Cautionaris and souirteis[i] for thame ffor payment to the said James Keith in his awin lyftyme And efter his deceas To the said Anna Keith his daughter hir airis exe[cuto]ris and assgis of the sowme of ffour thowsand merkis money foirsaid As principall with ane hundreth thriescoir merkis money foirsaid as for the anuelrent thairof to the terme of payment underwrittin at the terme of mertinmes jmvih ffourtie sevin yeiris [1647] with the sowme of sex hundreth merkis money foirsaid of liquidat expenses incais of failyie Togidder also with the @nuelrent and proffits of the said principall sowme yeirlie termelie quarterlie and monethlie thairefter during the nonpayment thairof of the dait the twentie ane day of Junii jmvih ffourtie sevin yeiris [1647] haill tenor and contentis of the samin bond and obligation and haill sowmes of money principall anuelrent and expenses abovewrittin thairincontenit with the letteris of assignation maid and grantit be the said James Keith to the said Anna Keith his daughter and hir foirsaidis of the samin and all action instance and execution competent or that may be competent to the said Anna Keith or hir said ffather Be virtew thairof with all that hes followit or may follow thairupon And lykwayis ane bond of corroboration grantit be the said Sir John Johnstoun as principall and certane persones his cautionaris to the said Anna Keith of the dait the  [blank] day of July lastbypast in corroboration of ane former bond grantit be the said Sir John Johnstoun to the said Anna Keith contening thairin the sowme of ffour thowsand merkis principall with certane anuelrentis and liquidat expenses thairinmentionat Be the quhilk bond of corroboration the saidis princi=pal and cautionaris or oblist conjunctlie and severallie To mak payment to the said Anna Keith

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[i] I think this is “Surete” meaning safety https://dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/surete

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 or hir foirsaidis of the sowme of twa thowsand merkis money abovewrittin as principall with ane termes anuelrent thairof at the feast and terme of mertimes nixtocum Togidder with the sowme of twa hundreth and ffyftie merkis of liquidat expenses incais of failyie Togidder also with the ordinar anuelrent and proffite of the said principall sowme of twa thowsand merkis yeirlie termelie and continuallie swa lang as the samin sall happin to remane unpayit efter the terme of payment above= =writtin As the said bond of corroboration of the dair foirsaid at mair lenth bearis Togidder with the saidis haill sowmes of money principall anuelrentis and expenses rexive abovespe[cif]it contenit in the said bond of corroboration and all action instance and execution competent or that may be competent to the said Anna Keith be virtew thairof with all that hes followit or may follow thairupon Sur =rogatand and substituand be thir pntis the saidis Mr Robert Andro Barbara Jean and Margaret Smythis bairnes laughfull to the said Patrik Smyth eldar and thair foirsaidis in the said Anna Keith and hir said ffather thair full right titill and place of the haill premises in swa far allanerlie as may be extendit as said is for now and evir And quhilkis haill sowmes of money principall and bygane anuelrentis thairof abovespe[cif]it quhilkis now will be dew at the said terme of mertimes nixtocum assignit and disponit be the said Anna Keith and hir said ffather with consent foirsaid to the saidis bairnes of the said Patrik Smyth eldar and thair foirsaidis in maner abovewrittin Extendis in the haill to the sowme of Aughtene thowsand and twen=tie merkis money abovespe[cif]it And ar heirby disponit and assignit to the saidis bairnes of the said Patrik Smyth eldar and thair foirsaidis as is abovereheirsit in name of tocher[i] with the said Anna Keith Lykas the said Anna Keith with advyse and consent of the said James Keith hir ffather and lawfull administrator for his interes[t] And the said Jame Keith for himselff and takand the burdin upon him for his said daughter and with advyse and consent of the said Patrik Smyth younger the said Anna Keith hir said future husband And the said Patrik Smyth younger

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[i] tocher: Marriage portion, dowry paid by a bride's family, chiefly her father, to the groom or his family https://dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/tocher_n

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  for himselff And they all with ane consent and assent Be thir p[rese]ntis bindis and obli[g]es thame con=iunctlie and severallie thair airis and successouris quhatsumevir To warrand acquyet and def[end?] the disposition assignation and translation abovewrittin To the saidis Mr Robert Andro /\ Barbara Jean and Margaret Smythis bairnes to the said Patrik Smyth eldar and thair foirsaids to be good valid effectuall and sufficient at all handis and against all deidlie as law will And Siclyk the said Anna Keith with advyse and consent of hir saidis ffather and future husband for thair interes[t]s Be thir p[rese]ntis bindis and obli[ge]s hir and hir foirsaidis To denude hir selff of the sowmes of money and utheris abovementionat heirby disponit assignit and transfferit to the saidis bairnes of the said Patrik Smyth eldar and thair foirsaidis as said is and of hir said right to the landis and utheris abovewrittin Swa far as may be extendit thairto To and in favouris of the saidis bairnes and thair foirsaidis omni habili modo quo de jure[i] aggreabill to the lawes and practick of this Nation And to mak perfyte subscryve and delyver to thame all writtis and securities requisite thair anent with warrandice as is abovewrittin And all uther claus[e]s necessar[y] in dew and competent forme And in lyk maner the said James Keith ffor the love favour and respect he hes and beiris towardis the said Anna Keith his daughter and to hir said future husband Be thir

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[i] omni habili modo quo de jure means “the way in which the capacity of the right of every” according to Google Translate

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 p[rese]ntis bindis and obli[ge]s him his airis and successoris To dewlie and lawfullie infeft and sais be charter and saisine titulo oneroso in dew and conpetent forme the saidis Patrik Smyth younger and Anna Keith his said future spous the langest levar of thame twa in coniunctlie thair airis and ass[i]g[n]is foirsaidis heretablie In all and haill these tenementis of land   [BLANK    SPACE]    hous[e]s boit[i] and fisch boit with the pertinentis lyand in the toun of Futie                                                                       [BIG                                                           BLANK                                             SPACE]                           [MEDIUM        BLANK              SPACE]    and boundit in maner spe[cif]it in the infeftmentis thairof quhilkis pertenit heretablie to umqle George Earle of Marschell And wer sauld [sold] and disponit be him to the said James Keith his airis and assgis heretablie Conforme to the rightis and securiteis maid thairanent be twa severall infeftmentis the ane thairof to be haldin of the said James Keith and his airis in frie blenche ffor payment of ane Scottis penny upon the ground of the saidis landis yeirlie at the feast of witsonday In name of blenche firme if it be askit And for payment to the immediat lawfull Superioris thairof of the few dewteis and utheris dewteis addebtit to thame for the samin And the uther of the saidis infeft=mentis to be haldin ffra the said James and his airis  of his immediat lawfull Superioris of the tene=mentis of land and utheris abovewrittin Siclyk and als frelie in all respectis as the said James Keith p[rese]ntlie haldis or sall hald the samin himselff And to mak perfyte subscryve and delyver To and in favouris of the said Patrik Smyth younger and Anna Keith his said future spous the langest levar of thame twa and thair foirsaidis all infeftmentis charteris dispositiones pro[?]reis of resignation and utheris writtis and securiteis requisite thairanent with warrandice fra the said James Keith his awin propir fact and deid allanerlie and all uther claus[e]s necessar[y] in dew and competent forme And that upon the charges and expens[e]s of the said Patrik Smyth younger and his said future spous and thair foirsaidis As also the said James Keith Be thir p[rese]ntis makis constitutes and ordeinis the said Patrik Smyth younger and Anna Keith his said future spous the langest levar of thame twa and thair foirsaidis his indoubtit and irrevocabill cessionaris assgis and pro[curato]ris in rem suam In and to all dispositiones and utheris

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    rightis and securiteis maid and grantit to the said James Keith and his forsaidis be the said umqle George Earle of Marschell or ony uther persone or persones of the tenementis of land and utheris above =writtin with the pertinentis haill tenoris and contentis of the samin and to /\ all action instance and execution competent or that may be competent to the said James Keith be virtew thairof with all that hes followit or my follow thairupon And siclyk in and to the haill maillis and dewteis of the tene= =mentis of land and utheris abovewrittin of all yeiris and termes bygane restand awand unpayit and in tyme cuming and to /\ all action instance and execution competent or that may be competent to the said James Keith for payment of the samin Surrogatand and substituand be thir p[rese]ntis the said Patrik Smyth younger his said future spous the langest levar of thame twa and thair foirsaidis In the said James Keith his full right titill and place of the samin for now and evir q[uhi]lk assignation abovewrittin the said James Keith be thir p[rese]ntis bindis and obli[ge]s him and his foirsaidis To warrand acquyet and defend to the said Patrik Smyth younger and his said future spous the langest levar of thame twa and thair foirsaidis ffrom his awin propir fact and deid allanerlie as is abovewrittin And ffor the mair securitie Baith the saidis pairteis ar content and consent that thir p[rese]ntis be insert[ed] and reg[iste]rat in the buikis of Counsale and Session or Court buikis of Justice To have the strenth of ane decreit of ather of the judges thairof that letteris of horning on sex dayis onlie and utheris necessar[y] in forme as effeiris may pass heirupon And for reg[?]ring heirof they constitute [BIG                                         BLANK                                                             SPACE] thair pro[curat]ors promitten de rato etc[?]  In witnes quhairof writtin be George Heart sone to David Heart of Rusland Baith the saidis pairteis have subscryvit thir p[rese]ntis with thair handis day yeir and place re[spect]ive foirsaidis Be evir thir witneses George Smyth[i] of [-ames?] and Androw Smyth sone law[fu]ll to the foirsaid Patrick Smyth of Braco insert of dait and witnes to the said Patrick sub[scryvi]t And Mr George Oliphant of newtowne Captain Robert Wood servitor to the forsaid James Mr Robert Smyth sone law[fu]ll to the said Patrick Smyth of Braco Johne camerone mer[chant] in Edinbrough Androw Camerone servitor to Patrick [Dans?] mer[chant]erie ther And me David Graham servitor to the said Patrick Smyth yo[unge]r inserte of the dait and witneses to the subscriptiones of the fors[ai]d James Keeth Patrick Smyth yo[unge]r and Anna Keeth his future spous

                    J Keith

                    P Smythe off Braco

                    Patrick Smyth

                    A Keith

 G Smyth witnes                                RoWood witnes                  

 A Smyth witnes                                Geo: Olyphant witnes

 Andro Camerone witnes                   MRot Smyth witnes

 D Grahame witnes                             J Camerone witnes

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[i] George Smyth could be this man https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Smith_(died_1658)                                                    

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