JAMES V (1512-1542), King of Scots. Document signed ('James R'), a passport for William Livingston of Kilsyth, Stirling, December 1529.
JAMES V (1512-1542), King of Scots. Document signed ('James R'), a passport for William Livingston of Kilsyth, Stirling, December 1529.
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JAMES V (1512-1542), King of Scots. Document signed ('James R'), a passport for William Livingston of Kilsyth, Stirling, December 1529.

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JAMES V (1512-1542), King of Scots. Document signed ('James R'), a passport for William Livingston of Kilsyth, Stirling, December 1529.

18 lines written in a secretary hand, one page, 205 x 266 mm, endorsed on verso (small tear in blank margin, 2 punctures, one touching the 'R' of 'Rex' at the head, a few tiny splits in folds, traces of mount on verso). Provenance: Spiro Family Collection – sale at Christie's, 3 December 2003, lot 47.

A licence for a nobleman to go on a pilgrimage: James gives William Livingstone of Kilsyth permission 'to depart furth of his realm in pilgrymage unto quhat cuntreth he pleasis and there to remaine at his pleasure', together with his family and household.

James had inherited the throne as a baby after his father's death at the Battle of Flodden (at which the recipient's father had also perished), but his personal rule began only in 1528, when he escaped from the virtual captivity of his stepfather, the Earl of Angus. He spent much of 1529 presiding at justice ayres in the Lowlands and Borders.

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