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Charter of feu-farm by Robert Stewart, fcuar of the croAvn lands of Orkney and Shetland, to Mr. William Mudy of Breckness and his heirs, of the kings lands in Outer Stromness, and others.

Original in Latin in possession of Mrs. Watt of Breckness.

January 20th, 1563-64. Kirkwall.

Robert Stewart, feuar, etc., grants to Mr. William Mudy of Breknes for his life, and to Adam Mudye his eldest lawful son and Grizel Stewart, daughter of the said Robert Stewart, apparent spouse to the said Adam, and the sur- vivor of them in conjunct fee and their lawful heirs male, ' but so that one heir male only successively after the other shall enjoy and possess, according to the custom of Scot- land, these lands following, notwithstanding the municipal laws or custom of the country of Orkney being to the contrary,' all and sundry the 7 penny, 3 farthing King's lands of Uttir Stromnes, | penny land called Stannagarth, and the quoy called Smethyquoy. Pertinents enumerated in usual feudal form. Payments : — 21 meils, 5 settings ' of meal commonly called cost,' at 5/ per meil, extending to £5 9s. 2d. in money: 12 meils, 5| sett flesh, at 3/ per meil, extending to 38/9d. in money : 2 stones or lispounds and 14 marks of oil, at 4/ per stone, extending to 10/4d in money ; and 6/4d. in money scat, all being the old duties. Also in augmentation of rental 25d., coming altogether to £8 16/, to be paid at Whitsunday and Martinmas in equal portions. Likewise three suits of court to be rendered at the three head courts to be held yearly at the town of Kirkwall or elsewhere, and the feu duty to be doubled in the first year of the heirs' entry. Clause of warrandice in the usual feudal form. Precept of sasine directed to Edward Bettoun. At Kirkwall, January 20th, 1563. 1

1 Sic, though this is antecedent to the first recorded grant of the crown lands to Robert Stewart.


Witnesses : William Henderson, N.P., Cuthbert Hender- son, W T alter Bruse, and several others. Sealed by the granter and signed Robertus Stewart.

[Seal gone.]

Comment: Since the reference is not a photocopy but a written transcript, here will be no physical seal nor a signature of Robert Stewart, both which would have been of great interest for geni.

  • The Scots peerage : founded on Wood's ed. of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom.  by Paul, James Balfour, Sir, 1846-1931. Published 1904.  Volume 6.  "The Earls of Orkney" page 572 - 573, page 574 - 575

Sir Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney, Lord of Shetland was born circa 1533. ... He also had a number of illegitimate children ....

9. Grizel, wife of Hugh Sinclair of Brough

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Bigton, Shetland, Scotland