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King James the Sixth of Scotland and First of England, by a Charter under the Great Seal of Scotland, dated on the 8th of June 1609, confirmed a grant of certain lands in the County of Ross, previously erected into the Lordship of Dingwall, together with the office of Constable of the Casti of Dingwall, made by John Lord Balmerinoch to Sir Richard Preston of Haltrie Knight, a Member of an Ancient Baronial Scottish Family, and of new erected the said lands into the Lordship of Dingwall, and granted them, together with the office of Constable of the Castle of Dingwall, to Sir Richard Preston his heirs and assignees whomsoever, and by the said Charter the King created Sir Richard, Lord Dingwall, to hold the said Honour to him, his heirs and assignees.

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