Sasine to GEORGE Nesbit of the KIRKLAND of LOWDOUN (in Latin)
Registered at Irvine, 22 June 1604, presented by Gilbert Garven
GEORGE Nesbit in KNEVOKLAW, baillie in that part, for Hugh, Earl of Eglinton, Lord Montgomerie, presented a precept of sasine which had been granted by the Earl, with consent of his curators, as superior of the lands. It was evident that the deceased HUGH Nesbit, son and heir of apparent of ROBERT Nesbit in HAG, brother of GEORGE Nesbit had died vest and seised in the KIRKLANDS of LOWDOUN. These consisted of the 40 penny land of DORVELL, commonly called the YARDS, occupied by James Richie and Agnes Gibbie, relict of Murdoch Dykis; the 10 penny land of TEMPLEHOUS occupied by John Thomson in Foulpoffil; the 4 penny land of YAIRDIE in AULDTOUN occupied by Thomas Niall and William Broun; the 10 penny land of HUNGRICHILL occupied by John Purvance; the 10 penny land at the CHURCH of LOWDOUN sometime occupied by John Patoun and now by William Wilson and (blank) and the 6 penny land there occupied by John Roxburgh, all amounting to half a merkland and lying in the lordship and barony of Lowdoun, bailliary of Cunningham and Sheriffdom of Ayr. GEORGE Nesbit was recognised as nearest heir to HUGH Nesbit, his brother in the above lands and was of full age. He was to given actual sasine of the lands described above.
Written at the Castle of Glasgow and burgh of Edinburgh on the 22 and last days of April 1604 and witnessed by Nigel Montgomerie in Killwyning, Mr Andrew Dalrymple, servitor to the Earl of Lowdoun, Robert Skales, servitor to the Earl of Eglinton and George Campbell, writer in Newmilnes who had written the precept.
Sasine took place on the lands of Dorvell on the 24 May 1604, in presence of Joseph Lockhart, brother german to George Lockhart of Bar, John Findlay in Tring?, James Bordland in Dorvell, James Ralstoun in Newmilnes and Peter Roger in Mauchlane. The Instrument of Sasine was written by Robert Aitkin, notary, clerk of the diocese of Glasgow.