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prestitum Et quiem ipse primus fuerat dicti regni nrj Scotie qui Coloniam magno patrie sue decori et bono publico in regiones transmarinas duxerat quem conatum his annis elapsis ingenti sumptu et labore subiit ac variis expeditionibus et negotiationibus pro plantatione dicte regionis nove Scotie fovit et audaxit Igitur nos regii nrj favoris et gratie tesseram in eum conferre volentes fecimus creavimus et constituimus tenoreq pntium ex regia nra potestate et authoritate regali facimus creamus et constituimus prefatum Dominum Willielmum Alexander Vicecomitem de Stirling Doium Alexander de Tullibodie dando et concedendo sibi et heredibus suis masculis cognomen et arma de Alexander gerentibus titulum honorem gradum et dignitatem vicecomitis dicti regni nrj Scotie &c.
[No. of Inventory of Productions.] Rog. Mag. Sig. EXTRACT from Diploma Willielmi Comitis de Stir
ling Vicecomitis de Canada dnj Alexander de Tulliebodie, &c. dated 14th June 1633.
vol. 34. No. 135.
Willielmum Vicecomitem de Stirling Dum Alexander de Tulliebodie nrm Secretarium principalem regni nri Scotie et quond nro clarissimo patri nunquam inter moriture memorie prestita et impensa eiusq. periculosam et sumphiosam detectionem possessionem et additionem Nove Scotie et Canade huic antiquissimo regno nro Scotie vt alij ejus exemplo ad similes virtutum vias instigentur prout liquet cum ex eo quod ipse scripsit tum ex eo quod de ipse scriptum est Igitur nos ex autate regali et ptate regia fecimus constituimus et creavimus tenoreq pntium facimus constituimus et creamus prefatum Willielmum Vicecomitem de Stirling Comitem de Stirling Vicecomitem de Canada Dum Alexander de Tullibodie dan et conceden prout tenore pntium damus et concedimus sibi suisq heredibus masculis imperpetuum &c.
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Regm. Mag. Sigilli.
EXTRACT from CARTA Willielmi Comitis de
Stirling et Willielmi Domini Alexr eius filij Terrarum et Baronie de Tilliecultrie &c. dated 12th July 1634.
Predilecto nro consanguineo et consiliario Wmo Comiti de Stirling Vicecomiti de Canada Domino Alexr de Menstrie et Tullibodie nro Secretario principali regni nri Scotie in vitali reditu pro omnibus sue vite diebus ac predilecto nro consanguineo Wmo Dno Alexr eius filio in feodo ac heredibus masculis de corpore
suo ltime procreat. seu procreand Quibus Deficien. heredibus masculis dicti nri consanguinei et consiliarij Wmi Comitis de Stirling et suis
assignatis quibuscunq. herie et irredemabiliter Totas et integras terras et Baroniam de Tullicultrie viz. &c.
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EXTRACT from CARTA Willielmo Comitis de
Sterling Terrarum et Baronie de Gairtmoir &c. dated 230 January, 1636.
Predilecto nro consanguineo et consiliario Wmo. Comiti de Sterling Vicecomiti de Canada Domino Alexander de Tullibodie et Menstrie nro Secretario dicti regni nri Scotie heredibus suis et assignatis quibuscunq hereditarie omnes et singulas duodecim mercatas terrarum antiqui extentus de Gairtmoir. &c.
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CARTA Caroli Alexander trarum et Baronie de
Tullibodie alioruq subscript. dated 27th June 1642.
Mag. Reg. Sig. vol. 57, No. 108.
Delecto nro Carolo Alexander filio ltimo quondi Wmi. Comitis de Stirling heredibus suis successoribus et assignatis quibuscunq hererie omnes et singulas tras baronias aliaque particularit. subscript. viz. Totas et Integras tras et baroniam de Tullibodie &c.
Et similiter totas et integras tras et baroniam de Tillicultrie viz.
[No. 11 of Inventory of Productions.]
CERTIFICATE of Search of Signatures under Letter S. from
1623 to 1653, dated 9th March, 1839.
I, Robert WEBSTER, Assistant Clerk and Extractor, Signet Office, Edinburgh, Do hereby certify, that I searched the Index to the Record of Signatures, under the Letter S. and bundle first relative thereto, from sixteen hundred and twenty-three, to sixteen hundred and fifty-three, and found no signature in favour of William Earl of Stirling, of Nova Scotia, and other lands in America, and of Tullibodie, Tullicultrie, Gartmore, and others, in Scotland, said to be dated seventh December, sixteen hundred and thirtynine.
(Signed) ROBERT WEBSTER.
Signet Office, Edinburgh,
9th Murch, 1839.
Edinburgh, 25th April, 1839. ADDITIONAL DEFENCES for ALEXANDER ALEXANDER, EARL
OF STIRLING, Pannel.
The pannel has nothing to add to his original defences, to which he adheres.
He subjoins a list of witnesses and documents to be adduced on his behalf, and has to state that he may also adduce some of the witnesses in the Crown list, and use some of the documents already produced by the Crown. The witness No. 2, Charles Herald De Pages, has not yet arrived from Paris, but is hourly expected, and is to bring with him certain writings, which will be produced on his arrival. The witnesses Nos. 1, 4, 5, 7, and 8, are not yet arrived, but are hourly expeeted, and are to be sent to the hotels mentioned. Two clerks from the General Post-office, whose names will be afterwards furnished, are also to be called to prove the post-marks on the various letters produced, if necessary.
In respect whereof, &c.
LIST OF WITNESSES.
I. William Benner, Professor of Languages, lately residing at
number 36 Rue Ponthieu, Paris, presently residing at the
Waterloo Hotel, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, 2. Charles Herald de Pages, attaché aux travaux Historique in
the Bibliotheque Royale, Paris, presently residing at the
Waterloo Hotel, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh. 3. Josiah Corrie, Solicitor and Master extraordinary in Chan
cery, lately residing in New Street Birmingham, and presently residing at the Waterloo Hotel, Waterloo Place,
Edinburgh. 4. Thomas Wilson Barlow, Solicitor to the Court of Chancery,
and to the Board of Ordnance, Ireland, and presently resid
ing at the Royal Hotel, Prince's Street, Edinburgh. 5. William Cotton Landry, Assistant to the said Thomas Wilson
Barlow, and presently residing at the Royal Hotel, Prince's
6. Mrs Eliza Humphrys or Pountney, spouse of Charles Pount
ney, Esq. of Manchester, and now residing at the Waterloo
Hotel, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh. 7. Colonel George Charles D’Aguilar, Deputy Adjutant-General
to the Forces in Ireland, and now residing at the Royal
Hotel, Prince's Street, Edinburgh. 8. The Right Honourable John Lord Rollo, now residing at 15
Albany Street, Edinburgh. 9. Charles Harding, Esq. of Bole Hall, near Tamworth, Stafford
shire, now residing at the Waterloo Hotel, Waterloo Place,
Edinburgh. 10. Roger Aytoun, writer to the Signet, now residing in Aber
cromby Place, Edinburgh. 11. Major James Pearson, of the Honourable East India Compa
ny's Service, now or lately residing in Drummond Place,
Edinburgh. 12. John Taylor, cabinet-maker, now or lately residing in No. 25
India Street, Edinburgh. 13. Mrs Marion Miller or Taylor, spouse of, and now or lately
residing with, the said John Taylor. 14. Janet Mitchell
, now or lately servant to, and now or lately residing with, the said John Taylor. 15. Elizabeth Menzies, now or lately residing in India Street,
Edinburgh. 16. Robert Kerr, now or lately clerk to David Cleghorn, W.S.,
now or lately residing in Castle Street, Edinburgh. 17. John Johnstone, engraver and printer, and now or lately
residing at number ninety-four South Bridge, Edinburgh. 18. Archibald Bell, lithographer, and now or lately residing at
No. 2 Gabriel's Road, Edinburgh. 19. Samuel Leith, lithographer, residing at No. 13, St James'
Square, Edinburgh, 20. John Skirving, punch-cutter, now or lately residing at Mrs
Stevenson's lodgings, Nicolson Square, Edinburgh. 21. A.
Allison M-Leish, accountant, and now or lately residing in number twenty-eight, India Street, Edinburgh. 22. Two Clerks of the General Post-Office, to prove post-marks 7. Letter Thomas Christopher Banks, dated 23d April 1828,
of letters, if objected to.
INVENTORY OF PRODUCTIONS.
1. Book entitled an Atlas, consisting of three volumes folio. 2. Fifteen or thereby loose Maps, by G. De L'Isle. 3. Book entitled Crawfurd's Lives of the Officers of State. 4. Book of Accounts, titled on the outside . W. Humphry's
accounts with his tenants, &c. 1798.' 5. An engraved Copperplate. 6. Three or thereby modern Maps.
addressed to the Earl of Stirling. 8. Letter T.C. Banks, dated Dublin, 26th April 1828, addressed
to the Earl of Stirling. 9. Letter T. C. Banks, Dublin, 2d May 1828, addressed to the
Earl of Stirling. 10. Letter T. C. Banks, dated Antrim, 6th May 1828, addressed
to the Earl of Stirling. 11. Letter T. C. Banks, dated Trevor Square, 28th Jan. 1829,
addressed to E. Lockhart, W.S. 12. Letter T. C. Banks, dated Netherton House, 15th Feb. 1829,
addressed to the Earl of Stirling. 13. Letter T. C. Banks, dated Dublin, 24th February 1829,
addressed to the Earl of Stirling. 14. Letter T. C. Banks, dated Donaghedy, 3d March 1829,
addressed to the Earl of Stirling. 15. Letter T. C. Banks, dated Donaghadee, 4th March 1829,
addressed to the Earl of Stirling. 16. Letter T. C. Banks, dated Carlow, 17th March 1829, addressed
to the Earl of Stirling. 17. Letter T. C. Banks, dated Dublin, 24th March 1829, addressed
to the Earl of Stirling. 18. Letter T. C. Banks, dated Netherton House, 10th April 1829,
addressed to E. Lockhart, W.S. 19. Letter dated Netherton House, 17th April 1829, addressed to
E. Lockhart, W.S. 21. Letter Wm. Humphrys, dated Henwick, 10th May 1800,
addressed to the said Josiah Corrie. 20. Letter Wm. Humphrys, dated Henwick, 9th May 1800, ad
dressed to Mr Josiah Corrie, Attorney-at-law, Birmingham. 22. Letter ditto, dated Henwick, 13th March 1801, addressed to
ditto. 23. Letter ditto, dated Henwick, 3d March 1801, addressed to
ditto. 24. Letter ditto, dated Verdun Sur Meuse, 17th September 1806. 25. Letter ditto, dated Henwick, 16th May 1800, addressed to the
said Josiah Corrie. 26 Letter Wm. Humphrys, dated Cheltenham, 23d July 1799,
addressed to ditto. 27. A copy of the North British Advertiser Newspaper, dated 23d
September 1837, 28. A copy of the Morning Herald Newspaper, dated 25th Sep
tember 1837. 29. A copy of the Morning Chronicle Newspaper of 25th Septem
ber 1837. 30. A copy of the Dublin Evening Post, of date 26th September
1837. 31. A copy of the Times Newspaper (London,) of date 27th Sep