William Hepburn, Betoun (1561 - d.)

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Death: (Date and location unknown)
Occupation: "Browdinstair" for king James VI of Scotland (later James I of England)
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About William Hepburn, Betoun

On November 27th, 1595, at Holyrood House:- "Alexander Wilsoun, officer, having charged Mr. William Carnecroce of Balmashynnair, by virtue of letters raised at tile instance of William Betoun, his Majesty's browdinstair', as cessioner and assignee constituted by Alexander Strauchine, in the Cannongait, to an action of spuilyie committed by the said Mr. William. True it is that, immediately after tae charge the said Mr. William and Alexander Blair of Friartoun, and Alexander Lyell, his servant, violently reft the same letters; wherefore the same had been admitted to Betoun's probation, and certain witnesses having been examined in presence of the Lords of Secret Council, at last Carnecroce had been warned to appear on a certain day and hear sentence pronounced, secundum allegata et probata. And now Betoun appearing personally, but Carnecroce failing to appear, the Lords find Carnecroce guilty of the violent taking of the said letters from the aforesaid officer, and ordain all his movables to be escheated and himself to be committed to ward."

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