3 December 2003
SCOTLAND AND THE STUARTS
JAMES IV, King of Scotland (1488-1513). Letter signed ('James R') to William, Lord Graham, Edinburgh, 8 May n.y. [circa 1500], 'writtin und[er] our[e] speciale signet of the Unicorne', one page, 150 x 295 mm, contemporary annotation on verso ('1500'), traces of seal (split, measuring 175 mm, in centre fold, worn at edges, soiled mostly in outer areas and on verso, traces of former mounting).
A request that Patric of Kincaid, 'our lovite familiar squier & s[er]vitour' be allowed to continue in possession of that part of Lord Graham's lands of Balmore, although he has 'tane his g[er]sum [premium]' for the three-year lease that he had.
William, 3rd Lord Graham, later created 1st Earl of Montrose, died at James IV's side at Flodden in 1513.
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