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The Master of Works to the Crown of Scotland 1529-1768

 
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MASTERS OF WORK TO THE CROWN OF SCOTLAND, WITH
THE WRITS OF APPOINTMENT, FROM 1529 TO 1768.

By REV. R. S. MYLNE, M.A., B.C.L. OXON., F.S.A. LOND., HON. FELLOW OF THE
ACADEMY OF S. LUKE, ROME.

in PROCEEDINGS 0F THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF SCOTLAND,
JANUARY 10, 1896, VOL. XXX. D1895-6, p. 49-68

The Principal Master of Work was a recognised officer of the King's
Court from the time of James V. to the death of Queen Anne.

Like other similar, posts, it was tenable for life, was invested with a
fixed yearly fee, and certain small perquisites. That learned writer
Mr Wyatt Papworth observes, in his Notes on Superintendents of
English Buildings in the Middle Ages,—"The Master Masons were
generally the Architects during the Mediaeval Period. The Master of
Works may have been so." Moreover, though the particular part
played by the Master of Works varied greatly according to his own per-
sonal ability and individual character, we may yet note that frequently
he had more control over the finances than the Master Masons, and in
some instances was more of a courtier.

In the earliest records the term is used with much vagueness, and
some variety of meaning. Afterwards, when the royal power becomes
dominant, on the fall of the old baronage, both lay and ecclesiastical,
there is one Principal Master of Works to the Crown.

Our object upon the present occasion is to endeavour to trace, with
the help of the original documents preserved in the Register House, the
constant succession of the King's Masters of Works from the sixteenth
to the eighteenth century. To illustrate from contemporary history,
to give a brief sketch of the career of each successive official, would
doubtless be interesting, but is beyond the scope of the present paper :
time does not permit.

We may note, however, that eventually this office was to all intents
and purposes merged in H.M. Office of Works.

The first writ under the Privy Seal is addressed to Sir James
Nycholay, appointing him Master of Work at Stirling, while we know
from the Books of Royal Accounts preserved in the Register House that
John Scrymgeour was Master of Work to King James V. about the
same time; and though no writ of his appointment is preserved, yet
his formal nomination is found in the Book of Royal Accounts for the
year 1537

In the Lord High Treasurer's Accounts we find an entry under the
date 1473, in -which the Book of Accounts delivered to the Masters of
Work is mentioned, though the book itself is lost. The actual amount
of money seems large for those early days—£753, 7s. 5d.

There is reason to believe that Eobert Cochrane, Earl of Mar,
became Master of Work about this time. The strange story of his
tragic death at the Bridge of Lauder is well known to every Scots-
man.

Other early Masters of Work, whose names have been recorded, may
here be noted.

In 1425 John of Walton was appointed to the charge of Linlithgow
Palace, and was succeeded by Eobert Wedale, Eobert Livingstone,
John Holmes, and John Weir, and then in 1467 by Henry Living-
stone.

In 1496 Sir Thomas Smyth, a priest, was Master of Work within
the Castle of Stirling, and Walter and John Merlioun were masons
acting under his directions. He was succeeded by the Abbot of Lin-
dores, and then came Sir W. Betoune and Andrew Atoune.

In 1494 Sir George Galbrathe was Master of Work to the Barge.
A few more names might be given, but it seems more to the point
to note that these Masters of Work were for the most part appointed
to the charge of particular buildings.

During a considerable portion of the reign of King James V., Alexander
Mylne, Abbot of Cambusikenneth, possessed much influence over the
expenditure upon the royal castles and palaces, and it is from the early
years of the sixteenth century that we can trace without difficulty the
perpetual succession of both the Principal Master of Work and the
Principal Master Mason to the King. The history of the Master
Masons to the Crown of Scotland was published in 1893.

We now give a complete list of the Masters of Work to the King,
compiled with great labour and trouble from the original MSS., often
discovered after long search and patient examination of the old docu-
ments and early records. Where the writ was in Latin, as is usual in
the Great Seal Register, a translation is in each case given.

From the year 1700 the appointments are always made "during
pleasure only," showing the reduced importance of the office, and the
liability to removal of the official. The three last writs of the eighteenth
century come close together during the opening years of the reign of
George III., and eventually the administration of the royal castles and
palaces becomes vested in H.M. Office of Works.

The original documents give the names of twenty-four Masters of
Work in succession, and record twenty-two writs of appointment.
It is not quite certain that John Scrymgeour was appointed by
exactly the same form of writ as the other Masters, and it is certain
that William Schaw's writ is non-existent at the present time. The
complete list is subjoined.

MASTERS OF WORK TO THE CROWN OP SCOTLAND, APPOINTED
UNDER WRIT OF THE PRIVY SEAL.

1529 Sir James Nychoky. He had charge of Stirling Castle.
John Scrymgeour. He had charge of work at Falkland, Linlithgow, &c. See Mylne's
Master Masons, pp. 43, 44, 49.

1539 Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart, Knight. At first a favourite courtier, he was afterwards executed at Linlithgow by the King's command. See Mylne's Master Masons, p. 51.

1541 Robert Kobertson, Carvour.

1543 Johnne Hammyltoune, Vicar of Crage.

1579 Sir Robert Drummond of Carnock, Knight. The Drummonds of Hawthornden were of the same family. He had charge of the works at Doune Castle and elsewhere. See Mylne'a Master Masons, p. 60.

1592 William Schaw. This distinguished builder was a great favourite with Queen Anne, executed much work at Dunfermline, and organised the Freemasons of Scotland, being Master of the Edinburgh Lodge. His signature is
frequently found in the Masonic records. See Mylne's Master Masons, p. 62.

1602 David Cuninghame of Robertland.

1607 James Murray. A similar grant was passed under the Great Seal, May 2, 1614.

1615 Walter Murray. He is appointed Asisistant Master of Works. In the document there is mention of Sir W. M'Dougall, who executed work at the chapel of Holyrood under Queen Mary, for which payments occur in the royal accounts.

1630 James Murray of Kilbaberton and Anthonie Alexander. A. Alexander was son of Sir W. Alexander of Menatrie, Secretary for Scotland. A similar grant was passed under the Great Seal, April 1, 1629. The aforesaid grants are both confirmed in 1634, under the Privy Seal on January 9, and under the Great Seal on December 15. Special mention is made of the King's pleasure at the careful preparations for his coronation in the previous year, and " the repairing of the Church of Halyrudhous, quhilk was altogether ruynons, quhairin his majesties coronation was maist royallie and solemplie done." Great care and caution is also to be exercised in the selection of fit and reliable workmen' at the King's works, and especially at his castles and fortresses.

1632 William Govane of Cardrona and James Murray. Govane married the daughter of Sir James Murray of Kilbaberton, knighted on the occasion of the .coronation of King Charles I. James Murray was his son. They are made Joint Assistant Masters of Works on the decease of Walter Murray. Sir James Murray died in December 1634.

MASTERS OF WORK TO THE CROWN OF SCOTLAND, APPOINTED UNDER WRIT OF THE GREAT SEAL.

N.B.—The original documents in the Great Seal Register are in Latin.

1671- Sir William Bruce of Balcaskie, Baronet. He played a leading part in .politics after the restoration of Charles II., and acted with Robert Mylne, Master Mason, in erecting the present Palace of Holyrood. See cb. ix. and x. in Mylne's Master Masons.

1689 Sir-Archibald Murray of Blackbarony, Baronet.

1700 James Scott of Logie.

1704 Sir Francis Scott of Thirlestain.

1705 John Campbell of Marnor and John Urquhart of Meldrum.

1707 James Smith of Whythill. He married Janet, eldest daughter of Robert Mylue, the builder of Holyrood.

1714 John Campbell of Mamor.

1727 Sir John Anstruther of Anstruther.

1743 George Dundas.

1761 William Stewart of Hartwood.

1764 James Duff, of the Middle Temple, London.

1768 Lieutenant-Colonel James Pringle. This last grant is No. 37 in vol. xx. of the Register of the Great Seal of Scotland. The same volume reaches to nearly the end of the eighteenth century, but contains no further grant of the office of Master of Works.

The following are the Writs of Appointment (extracted from the original MSS.) of 22 Masters of Work to the Crown of Scotland, arranged in chronological order.

Grant by King James V. to Sir James Nycholay.
At Stirling, Jan. 3, 1529.
Ane lettre maid to Schir James Nycholay makand hym maister of wark within the castell of Striveling and gyfand hym 20 merkis zeirly ay and quhill he be beneflceit be our soverane lord of the benefice of £20 etc. At Striveling the 3rd day of Januar the zeir (1529).
Per Signaturam
manibus D. N. regis
et theseraurii subscriptam.

Grant by King James V. to Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart, Knight.
At Stirling, Sept. 9, 1539.
Ane lettre maid to James Hammyltoun of Fynnart, Knycht, makand him maister of werk priucipale to our soverane lord of all his werkis within his realm now biggand or to be biggit and to half thre or four deputis under him quha sail ansuer to him and his directioun our all: And to haif zeirly for the said office .£200 of fe to be pait to him that ane half be the thesaurar and the uther be the comptrollare at twa terms, Mertymes in wynterand Witsonday by evin proportiouuis allanerlie etc. At Sterling the 9th day of September
the zeir 1539.
Per Signaturam.

Grant by King James V. to Robert Robertson, Carvour.
At Falkland, August 31, 1541.
Ane lettre maid to Robert Robertsoun, Carvour, makand him principale
ourseare and maister of all werkis concernyng his craft and vtheris within the
castell of Striveling and that he tak cure.and lawbour thairupoun and ansuer
to our soverane lord and to nane vther maister of werk of the sarnyn and that
the keis of all houses in which his grace hes ony geir be deliverit in his keping
in his hienes absence, he answering to his grace thairfor ; and with command
in the said lettre to the thesaurar now present and being for the tym to mak
thankfull payment to the said Robert of his wages oulklie sicklik as he hea'
now presentlie etc. At Falkland the 31st day of August the zeir 1541.
Per Signaturam.

Grant by Queen Mary to John Hammyltoune, Vicar of Crage.
At Paisley, May 13, 1543.
Ane lettre maid to Maister Johnne Hammyltoune vicar of Crage makand
hym maister of werk of all our soverane Ladie's palices and places within the
realme for all the dais of his Ivve etc. At Paislay the 13 day of May the zeire
1543.
Per Signaturam.

Grant by King James VI. to Sir Robert Drummond of Carnock.
At Stirling, April 6, 1579.
Ane lettre maid to Schir Robert Drummond of Carnok, Knycht, makand,
constituand, and ordinand him inaister of all and syndrie oure soverane lordis
werkis and places, biggit and to be biggit within this realme : And gevand
him the office thairof for all the dayis of his lyff, with power to him to mak
deputis ane or ma under 'him in the said office as he sail think maist ex-
pedient, and for quhome he salbe haldin to ansuer ; for using and exerceing
quhairof our soverane lord gevis, grantis, and disponis to the said Schir Robert
in fee zeirlie the soume of twa hundreth pundis money of this realme.
Siclyke as vmquhill Schir James Hammiltoune of Pynnart, Knycht had for
using and exerceing of the said office of befoir, to be payit to him zeirlie at
twa termes in the zeir Witsounday and Mertyines in wintar "be «quale por-
tiouns furth of the reddiest of his majesties casualities be his hienes thesaurer
present and being for the tyme, etc. with command in the same to his hienes
thesaurer present and to cum, to reddilie ansuer, intend, obey, and mak
thankfull payment to the said Schir Robert of the said soume of tua hundreth
pundis for his fee for using of the said office zeirlie and termelie at the termes
abone written during all the dayis of his lyftyme as said is, Quhilk salbe
thankfullie allowit to him in his comptis be the auditouris thairof quhome our
soverane lord chargis to diffeia and allow the same, the said lettre being auis
schawin vpoun compt and registrat in the rollis as use is etc. At Striveling
castell the 6th day of Appryle the zeir of God 1579.
Per Signaturam.

Grant by King James VI. to William Schaw ; on decease of Sir Robert Drummond in 1592.
The original writ is not recorded in the Privy Seal.


Grant by King James VI. to David Ouninghame of Robertland.
At Falkland, July 13, 1602.
Ane lettre maid, makand, constituand, and ordinand David Cuninghame
Eobertland maister of thair majesties workis and gevand to him the office
thairof with all honouris, dignities, privilegis, preheminences, feis, casualities,
and deuties pertening and belangand thairto, useit and wount during all the
dayes of his lyftyme, vacand be deceis of vmquhill William Schaw last
possessour thairof: and for useing and exerceing off the said office, gevand
and disponand to the said David in zeirlie feall the sowme of fyve hundereth
merkis, to be payit to him be his majesties thesaurer present and to cum, at
tua termes in the zeir, Whitsonday and Mertimes in wynter, be equall por-
tionis, begynand the first termes payment thairof at the feist and terme of
Whitsonday nixt to cum in the instant zeir of God 1602 zeiris, and sua furth
zeirlie and termelie in tyme cuming during his lyftyme : With power to the
said David to use and exerce the said office of maister of work Siclyck and als
frelie in all things as the said vmquhill Williame or ony utheris thair majesties
maisteris of work useit and exerceit the same of before : With command
thairin to his majesties said thesaurer present and to cum to ansuer and mak
payment to the said David of his foirsaid zeirlie feall, deuties and casualities
appertaining to the said office : Begynand the first payment thairof as said is,
and sua furth zeirlie and termelie in tyme cumming, during the said space,
quhilk salbe thankfullie allowit to thame in thair comptis be the auditouris
thairof quhome his majestie chargeis to diffeis and allow the same, tlie said
lettre being auis shawm and producit on compt and registrat in the rollis as
effearis etc. At Faulkland the 13th day of July 1602 zeires.
Per Signaturam.

Grant by King James VI. to James Murray.
At Whitehall, December 26, 1607.
Ane lettre maid makand mentioun that our soverane lord understanding Vol. ixxvi.
perfyctlie the skilfull experience, knawledge, and habilitie of James Murray
younger Master oversear and attendar over all his majesties workis and
buildingis in Scotland and his sufficiencie every way. Thairfore makand
constituand and ordinand the foresaid James Murray principall Master of all
his majesties warkis and lauildirigis •within Scotland. And gevand to him the
office thairof with all honouris, dignities, privileges, and preheminences, fies,
casualities, and deuties, pertaining and belanging thairto, useit and wont dur-
ing all the dayes of his lyftyme : Now vacand be the deceis of vmquhile
David Cunninghame of Robertland last possessour thairoff. And for useing
and exerting of the said office gevand, grantand, disponand, to the said James
in zeirlie feall the soume of fyve hundereth merkis of usual! money of Scot-
land to be payit to him zeirlie be his majesties thesaurer present and to cum
at tua termes in the zeir Witsonday and Mertimes in winter be equall por-
tiounes, Begynnand the first termes payment thairoff at the fiest and ternie of
Martimes in the zeir of God 1607 zeiris, and sua furth zeirlie and termelie in
tymes cuming during his lyftyme. With power to the said James to use and
exerce the said office of principall Master of wark, Siclyk and als frelie in all
respectis as the said vmquhile Schir David or ony uther his majesties
principall maisteris of wark, useit, exercit, or bruikit the same of befoir.
With command in the said lettre to his majesties said thesaurer present and
to cum, to ansuer and mak payment to the said James of the foresaid zeirlie
feyall, deuties, and casualities pertaining to the foresaid office, Begynning the
first terme's payment thairoff as said is, and sua furth zeirlie and termelie in
all tyme cuming, during the said space, quhilk salbe thankfullie allowit to
thame in thair comptis be the auditoures thairoff quhome his majestie
appoyntis to defeas and allow the samynn. The said lettre being aues schawin
upoun compt, and registrat in the rollis as effeir is etc. At Quhyithall the
26th day off December 1607 zeiris.
Per Signaturam,

Grant by Ki'ng James VI. to Walter Murray.
At Edinburgh, December 21, 1615.
Ane lettre maid to Walter Murray lawfull sone to makand, constituand, and
ordinand the said Walter Murray maister, ouerseare, and
attendar of all his majestis workis of reparatioun in his hienes kingdome
of Scotland and waitter upon the craftis'men that salbe appointit to wark
thairat, be his majesties maister of wark present and to cum : Now vacand
be deceis of vmquhile James Murray last possessour thairof. And gevand
and grantand to the said Walter Murray the office thairof for all the dayis
of his lyftyme. With power and commandment in absence of his hienes
principall maister of wark of all craftismen, working in our said soverane
Lordis workis foresaid. And to use and exerce the said office be himself,
sicklyk and als frelie in all respectis as vmquhile Schir William McDougall,
the said vmquhile James Murray or onie uther bruikit and joissit the samen
of before ; for useing and exerceing of the quhilk office our soverane Lord
gevis, grantis, and assignis to the said Walter Murray all feis and deuties
aucht and wount thairof vii;: the soume of ten pundis usuall money of
Scotland monethle to be payit to him be our said soverane lordis thesaurer
and resaueris of his hienes rentis of the said kingdome present and being for
the tyme of the readiest of his majesties casualities, and cofferis, begynnand
the first monethis payment thairof the first day of Januar 1616 zeiris :
Togidder with the soume of ane hundereth pundis money foresaid as pryce
of ane honest stand of Cleithing zeirlie to be ansuerit, payit, and delyverit
be his majesties thesaurer and recaveris of his hienes rentis foresaidis present
and to cum to the said Walter Murray with command in the said lettre
to his hienes thesaurer and receiveris of his majesties rentis present and
being for the tyme, to thanki'ullie ansuer, obey, and mak payment to the said
Walter Murray of the said feall and soume of ten pundis money, monethlie
for his lyftyme, togidder with the said stand of Cleithing zeirlie or pryce
thairof foirsaid, and the same salbe thankfullie allowit to thame in thair
comptis zeirlie in chekkar be the Lordis auditouris thairof, quhome his
majestie chargis to defease and allow to his hienes thesaurer and resaveris of
his hienes rentis foirsaids the samen zeirlie in thair accomptis, the said letter
being ause schawin upon compt in chekkar and registrat in the rollis as use is:
And that becaus James Murray present principall maister of wark to his
majestie of the said kingdome hes presentit the said Walter Murray to the
said office and place as ane persone sufficientlie qualifeit, meit, apt, and habill
for using and exerceing thairof etc. At Edinburgh, the 21stday of December
the zeir of God 1615 zeiris.
Per Signaturam.

Grant by King Charles I. to James Murray of Kilbabertoun and Anthonie Alexander.
Given at Whitehall, April 20, 1630.
Ane lettre maid be our soverane lord with advyce and consent of his hienes
richt traiste Cousigne and counsallor Williame,'.Earle of Mortoun, etc.to and
in favouris of his hienes lovittis and Servitouris James Murray of Kilbabertoun
and Anthonie Alexander sone lawfull to his hienes trustie and familliar
counsallor Sir William Alexander of Menstrie Knicht, his hienes secretare of
the said kingdom of Scotland, generall surveyaris and principal maisteris of
all his hienes worlds and buildinges within the said realme of Scotland
makand mentioun that forsameikle as be contract maid and perfyttit betwix
our said soverane lord and his hienes said gret Thesaurer, Comptroller and
collectour and deputy in the saidis offices for thame and thair successoures
Thesaureris, Comptrolleris, and collectoris principalls and deputies in thair
saidis offices within the said kingdome with advyce and consent of the
remanent lordis of his hienes exchecker of Scotland his hienes commissioneria
one the ane pairt, And the said James Murray and Anthonie Alexander
generall surveyaris and principall maisteris of all his majesties workis within
the said kingdome on the uther pairt of the daite of thir presents and at
Halyrudhous the penult day of July, the said James Murray and Anthonie
Alexander hes undirtaine the chairge and function, and burding and have
bund and obleist thame and aither of thame conjunctlie and severallie thair
aires executouris and successouris induring thair and athir of thair lyftymes
for beitting, mending, repairing, uphaulding and making new of all the
breckis, defaultis, decayes, and ruines of Ms majesties castellis.of Edinburgh,
Striveling, and Dumbartane and of his hienes palices of Halyrudhous,
Striveling, Linlithgow, Falkland, and Duafermling, and of his hienes Chaples
of Halyrudhous, Striveling, Linlithgow and Falkland with all utheris his
majesties chapellis being within the precinct of his majesties said palices and
castellis. Togidder with the tinneis courtis thairof and all utheris houses
being within the saidis castellis and palices pertening to his majestie. And
that induring all the dayis of the lyftymes of the saidis James Murray and
Anthonie Alexander and the langer livar of thame tua. For the quhilkis
thair is appoyntit to be payit to thame equallie betwix thame during thair
lyftymes conjunctlie and eftir the deceis of athir of thame to the uther of
thame survivand during his lyftyme, and to thair aires and asigneyes the
soume of ane thousand pundis usuall money of the said realme of Scotland,
monethlie, and ilk morieth during all the dayis of the lyftymes of the saidis
James Murray and Anthonie Alexander and the langer livare of thame tua
and that furth of the first, best, and readiest payment of his majesties impostis
and Custumes of wynes or ony utheris his hienes rentis and reveneuis of the
said realme of Scotland pertening to the thesaurie, comptrollarie, or collectorie,
or ony of thame, and for thair bettir payment thairof It is ordenit be the
said contract that lettres salbe past undir his hienes privie seale contening
particular assignatiounes of the said monethlie dewtie of ane thousand pundia
to be payit to thame monethlie and ilk moneth furthe of his hienes impostur
of wynes as the said contract of the daite foirsaid in itselff mair fullielie
proportis thairfore and for fullfilling of that pairt of the said contract and but
predjudice, hurt, or dirogatioun thairto, security and obleischment thairin
contenit, our said soverane lord with advys and consent foirsaid by the said
lettre, giveand, grantand, assignand, and disponeand lyk as be the tennor
heirof our said soverane lord with advyse and consent foirsaid, Gevis, grantis,
assignes, and dispones to the saidis James Murray and Anthonie Alexander
generall surveyaris and principall maisteris of all his majesties workis.within
the said realme of Scotland and to the langer livare of tharne tua, during thair
lyftyraes, the said soume of ane thousand pundis scottis monethlie and ilk
moneth during the lyftymes of thame and the langer livare of thame furth of
the first and readiest of his majesties saidis impostis, and custumes of wynes
zeirlie and ilk zeir during thair lyftymes and the langer livare of thame tua
quhilkes his hienes with consent foirsaid, assignes for the payment of the said
monethlie deutie and ordinnes the takismen and custumeris of the saidis
impostis of Wynnes zeirlie during the said space and als his hienes thesaureris
.and comptrolleris principall and deputy and undir ressaveris of his majesties
saidis impostis and all utheris intromettouris thairwith quhatsumevir to mak
gnde and thankfull payment to the saidis James Murray and Anthonie
Alexander during the space foirsaid of the said monethlie deutie of ane
thousand pundis scottis monethlie and ilk moneth during the space foirsaid in
manner and forme above specifeit beginnand the first monethis payment
thairof upon the first day of the moneth of August nixtocum and sua furth
inonethlie and ilk moneth thairefter during all the zeiris, tyme and space of
the saidis lyftymes of the said James and Anthonie, and the langer livare of
thame tua, with power to thame to giff dischairges thairuponn, quhilkes his
hienes declaires salbe gude, valide, and sufficient in thameselffis, and ordaining
the auditouris of his hienes exchekar of the said realrne of Scotland to allow
the samyne to the payeris thairof in his hienes excheekar uponn the dis-.
chairges to be gevin be the saidis James Murray and Anthonie Alexander or
be aither of thame conjunctlie and severallie haveand power of the uther to
that effect uponn thair ressait thairof monethlie and ilk moneth during the
space foirsaid and to direct lettres of horning at thair instance for payment
thairof uponn ane simple chairge of ten dayis Allennerlie. Gevin at Quhyt-
hall the 20th day of Apryll 1630 zeiris.
Per Sigiiaturam.

Grant by King Charles I. to William Govane of Cardrona and James Murray.
At Holyrood, September 7, 1632.
Ane lettre maid be our soverane lord with advys and consent of his hienes
right trustie freind and weilbelovit cousin and couusellour William, Earle of
Mortoun, lord Dalkeith, and Aberdour etc.high thesaurer, comptroller, and
collectour of the kingdoine of Scotland, and als with advys and consent of his
hienes trustie cusing and counsellour John, Lord Stewart of Traquair his
majesties deputies in the saidis offices and with consent of the remanent lordis
of his hienes exchecquer commissioneris appointit be his majestie for governing
his hienes rentis and casualities within the said kingdome. Makand, con-
stituand, and ordinand lykaa his majestie with advyce foirsaid makis, consti-
tutis, and ordains his hienes lovittis Williame Govane of Cardrona and James
Murrey lawfull son to James Murrey of Kilbabertonn, maister of his hienes
warkis, and the langest livar of thame twa, his hienes principallis oversearis,
and attendaris of all his hienes warkis buildinges and reparatiounes within
the said kingdom. And in speciall of his majesties haill warkes and build-
inges within his hienes haill castellis, pallaces, fortes, strenthis or uther wayes
and chief oversearis and attendaris upon the saidis warkis and craftismen
quhairever thay sail be appointit to worke be the principall maisteris of his
hienes warkes. And gevis and grantis to thame the office thairof during all
the dayes of thair lyftymea and langest livar of thame twa now vaikand in his
hienes be deceis of vmquhill Walter Murray last possessour thairof with power
and commandment to the saidis Williame Govane and James Murray and to
the langest livar of thame twa in absence of the principal maister of wark over
all the haill artificiers and Craftismen all uther oversearis and under omciaris
concerning his hienes warkis. And to use and exerce the said office be thame-
selffis sicklyk and als frelie in all respectis, as the said vmquhill Walter
Murrey or ony uther bruikit and injoyit the samyn of befoir for using and
exercing of the quhilk office, our said soverane lord with advyce and consent
foirsaid, hes gevin, grantit, and disponit, and be thir presentis gevis, grantis,
and dispones to the saidis Williame Govane and James Murray, and langest
livar of thame twa, all feis, .wages, deuties, and casualities belonging, or
known to belong to the said office; and in speciall the soume of ten pundis
money of Scotland monethlie to be payit to the saidis Williame Govane and
James Murray and the langest livar of thame twa,he his majesties ihesaurer,
thesaurer deput, and ressavear of his hienes rentis within the said kingdome
present and being for the tyme furth of the readiest of his majesties rentis,
casualities, and cofferis, beginand the first monethis payment thairof at the
first day of August in this instant zeir of God 1632 zeires and swa furth
monethiie thairefter, during the said Williame Govane and James Murray
thair lyftymes, togidder with ane honest stand of claithes zeirlie or the pryce
thairof conforme to the said vmquhill Walter Murray's gift and possessioun
thairof. With command in the said lettre to the said thesaurer, thesaurer
deput, and ressaveris of his majesties rentis present and being for the tyme,
to thankfullie answer, obey, and mak payment to the saidis Williame Govane
and James Murray and langest livar of thame twa of the said feall and soume
of ten pundis money foirsaid monethlie during thair lyftymes with the said
stand of cleithing or pryce thairof zeirlie. And the samyn sail be thankfullie
allowit to thame in thair eomptis zeirlie in exchecquer be the auditoures
thairof quhoine his majestie charges to def'ease and allow to the said thesaurer,
thesaurer depute, and ressaveris thairof, the samyn zeirlie in thair eomptis.
The said lettre being auies schawin upone compt in exchecquer and registrat
in the rollis as said is. And als in respect that the said James Murray of
Kilbabertoun, and Anthonie Alexander maisteris of his hienes workis and
general! surveyaris within the foirsaid kingdome, hes presentit the saidis
Williame Govane and James Murray as habill and qualifiet to exerce the said
office and that the said lettre be extendit in ampill forme with all claussis
neidfull. Gevin at Halyrudhous the 7th day of September the zeir of God
1632 zeires.
We James Murray and Anthonie Alexander, maisteris of worke and generall
surveyaris within this kingdome efter tryell takin be us of the qualificatioun
of the within namit Williame Govane and James Murray to exerce the office
within specifeit, findis thame qualii'eit, be thir presentis subscribit with our
handis at Halyrudhous the 6th day of September the zeir of God 1632 zeiris.
Sic suhscribitur.
James Murray
An. Alexander
per Signaturam.

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Grant by King Charles II. to Sir William Sruce, Knight Baronet.
Given at Windsor Castle, June 3, 1671.
Translation
Charles, by the grace of God King of Scotland, England, France, and Ireland,
Defender of the Faith, to all his worthy men to whom our present letters-shall
come, greeting. Know ye, whereas we are earnestly desirous that certain of our
palaces and castles in our kingdom of Scotland, which lately by the injuries of a
calamitous time are either altogether fallen down, or become unfit for dwelling
in, should be built and restored, particularly our Royal Palace of Holyrudhous,
and because it is expedient for this purpose that some fit person should be
appointed, who should superintend the appointment of workmen, and the
building and direction of the said works, and we having sufficiently understood
the integrity of soul, faithfulness and remarkable ability of our well beloved
servitor Sir William Brucse of Balcasky, knight baronet, and his skill in
architecture and other qualifications worthy of such a trust: Therefore we
have made, constituted, and ordained, and by the tenor hereof make, constitute,
and ordain the foresaid Sir William Bruce our General Overseer and Super-
intendent to take care of and attend to all works at our said palace of Holyrud-
hous, and such other buildings and palaces belonging to us within our foresaid
kingdom as we, by warrant directed to the commissioners of our Treasury shall
ordain to be repaired : With full power to the foresaid Sir William Bruce to
substitute and create deputes under him, one or more, as the said work shall
require (for whom he shall bebound to answer), and all other persons necessary,
such as masons, wrights, glaziers, slaters, plumbers, smiths, painters, plasterers,
and all other workmen of whatever kind, pioneers or barrowmen, as shall seem
to him expedient, and to make use of them on all occasions and admit them to
work, at such rates and prices and upon such conditions as it shall please him
to agree on with them : Which Sir William shall not be bound to make use of
or admit anyone under the name of our masters in any of the said crafts or
occupations. To whom also it shall be lawful to summon before him the
foresaid workmen, to render an account of their work, and to pay to them what
was agreed and covenanted on between them, as resources and power shall be
had to that effect: Provided always that the foresaid Sir William Bruce shall
render an account and reckoning to the lords of our Treasury, and their
successors or others whomsoever to be ordained by us, of the agreements to be
entered into by him, and of whatever sums of money to be received by him and
expended, whenever he shall be required : And that he shall be bound to
follow such, orders, directions, and instructions as he shall receive from us, or
the said commissioners of our Treasuryand their successors in ourname, in time
to come : And during the time of the said reparations, we will and ordain, for
the advantage of our service and the better administration of the said works,
that our foresaid General Superintendent shall have the use of some parts of
our said palaces and the keys of the same for his proper habitation, and for the
habitation of his deputes, under masters, keepers of storehouses, and all other
officers necessary to be admitted by him to any of the said works : And also
for the better keeping and preservation of the whole materials and tools
necessary for this effect to be laid up and provided : Without prejudice of the
rights granted to the heritable keepers of the said palaces after the said repairs
and buildings shall be finished, which shall in nowise beinfringed or prejudiced :
With power also to the said Sir William Brace, during the space aforesaid, to
do all other things necessary and requisite, as shall to him seem expedient; and
to punish, mulct, incarcerate, and amerce delinquents and transgressors at the
said works; and courts by himself or his deputes (as oft as need shall be), for
this purpose within the said palaces, houses, and precincts thereof to us pertain-
ing, to fix, hold, and continue ; clerks, serjeants, officers, and other members of
court necessary, to make, create, appoint, and cause to be sworn as is fit:
Moreover, weprohibit and interdict all other persons to molest the said workmen
or their servants for any quarrel or enormity to be committed by them within
the said works, and which have a relation to the same, during the time in
which they actually remain in our service : And also we have given, granted,
and disponed, and by the tenor hereof give, grant, and dispone to the foresaid
Sir William Bruce the salary of three hundred pounds money sterling, to be
paid to him yearly at the terms of Whitsunday and Martinmas by equal
portions, Beginning and uplifting for the first at the term of Whitsunday
next to come in this instant year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and
seventy one, and so thereafter in time to come every term till the same be
retracted by us": Moreover, we hereby charge the lords of our Treasury, or our
principal Treasurer or depute and their successors, to prescribe a method for
preparing and making payment to the foresaid Sir William Bruce of the said
annual salary, which shall be allowed to them in their accounts: Which
salary shall be in full content and satisfaction to the foresaid Sir William
Bruce of the casualties formerly enjoyed by our masters of works, to wit,
scaffolding, old furnishings, and materials of the said works which have been
demolished and otherwise by us disposed of,and of all other emoluments and
casualties in any wise due by the said office, And in satisfaction of all other
expenses to be expended in the said administration. In witness whereof
we have commanded our great seal to be appended to these presents at our
Court of Windsore Castle the third day of the month of June the year of our
Lord one thousand six hundred and seventy one, and of pur reign the twenty
third year.
By signature superscribed
with the hand of our
Sovereign Lord the King.

Grant by King William III. and Queen Mary to Sir Archibald Murray of Blackbarony, Knight Baronet.
Given at Holland House, December 24, 1689.
William R.—Our Soveraigne Lord and Lady considering,for the advancement
of their service, that the place of Master of Work within their Majesties' ancient
Kingdome of Scotland be exercised by a person able and qualified, and being
sufficiently informed of the loyalty, abilities, and good qualifications of Sir
Archibald Murray of Blackbarony, Knight Baronet, their Majesties Ordain a
letter to be passed under their Great Seal of the said Kingdom of Scotland,
giving, granting, and disponing, likeas their Majesties by these presents, give,
grant, and dispone to the said Sir Archibald Murray the foresaid Office of Sole
Master of Work, Overseer, and Director-General of their Majesties' buildings,
and all thereto belonging, during [---]; together with all fees, pensions,
privileges, emoluments, employments, rights, immunities, and casualties
whatsoever belonging thereto, and as fully and freely in all respects
as the same was possessed and enjoyed by any other Master of Works, Surveyor,
or Director-General within the said Kingdom ; Dispensing with the Generality
foresaid, and holding all that ever did belong to the said office as if they were
herein particularly repeated ; with full power to the said Sir Archibald to
substitute and create Deputes and others, under receivers and fit persons for
doing of what belongs to their Majesties' buildings and houses, for whose
abilities and fidelity he shall be answerable, and to do all other things necessary
and requisite anent the premises ; and that the said letter be further extended
in the most ample and best form, with all clauses needful, and to pass their
Majesties' Great Seal aforesaid, per saltum, without passing any other Seal or
Register : In order whereunto these presents shall be to the Directors of their
Majesties' Chancellary, and their Deputs for writing the same, and to the Lord
High Chancellor, or Lords Commissioners, appointed for keeping the Great
Seal for the time being, for causing the same to be appended thereunto a
sufficient warrant.

Grant by King William III. to James Scott of Logie.
Given at Loo, October 3,1700.
Commission to James Scott, younger of Logie, of the Office of Master
of Works.
William, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King,
Defender of the Faith. To all worthy men to whom these our present letters
shall come, greeting.
Whereas we, considering how necessary it is in regard to our service that the
gift and office of Master of our Works within our ancient Kingdom of Scotland
be entrusted to some skilful and suitable person, and that the said office at
present is vacant in our hands, and at our gift and disposition, through the
decease of Sir Archibald Murray of Blackbarony, the last possessor thereof :
And we assured of the good faith, skill, and excellent mental gifts of our
beloved James Scott, younger of Logie, for discharging the same office :
Know therefore that we have given, granted, and disponed, as by the tenour
of these presents we give, grant, and dispone to the said James Scott, younger of
Logie (during our pleasure only), the said office of Master of Works, Overseer,
and Director-General of all our buildings and all things pertaining to the same,
together with all fees, pensions, profits, privileges, emoluments, immunities,
and casualties belonging thereto, as freely and fully in every respect as the
same appertained to the said late Sir Archibald Murray or any other Master of
Works, Surveyor, or Director-General within the said Kingdom. With full
power to the said James Scott of Logie to appoint under himself deputies and
other fit persons in the said office to do whatever pertains to our houses and
buildings aforesaid, for whose fidelity and skill he shall be answerable, and to
carry out all else requisite and necessary anent the premises.
Declaring by these presents this our Commission shall be without prejudice
to Walter Murray, now Clerk of our Stores, who by these presents is ordained
to be continued in his said gift and office, he always showing to the said James
Scott, as to his superior in the same, every duty, reverence, and obedience.
In testimony whereof we have commanded our Great Seal to be appended to
these presents at our Palace of Loo, the third day of October seventeen hundred,
and the twelfth year of our Reign.
By signature superscribed
by the hand of our
Sovereign Lord the King.

Grant by Queen Anne to Sir F. Scott.
Given at Kensington, October 17, 1704.
Commission to Sir Francis Scott of the office of Master of Works.
Anne, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland Queen,
Defender of the Faith. To all worthy men to whom our present letters shall
come, greeting. Wit ye us to have given, granted, and disppned, likeaa by the
tenor of these presents we do give, grant, and dispone to Sir Francis Scott of
Thirlestain the gift and office of Master of Works in our Kingdom of Scotland,
and Inspector and Director-General of all our buildings, and of all pertaining
thereto, during our pleasure only ; together with all fees, pensions, privileges,
emoluments, occupations, rights, and casualties pertaining to the same, as fully
and freely in every respect as the same has been possessed by any other Master
of Works, Inspector, or Director-General within our said kingdom ; with power
to the said Francis Scott to substitute under him deputies and other qualified
persons in the said office, for doing what pertains to our houses and buildings
aforesaid, for whose fidelity and skill he shall be answerable ; and to do all
other things requisite and necessary concerning the premises : Declaring by
these presents that this our commission shall be without prejudice to ——
Murray, present Clerk of our Stores, who by these presents is permitted to
continue in his said gift and office,—performing in every respect to the said Sir
Francis Scott, his superior therein, all due service and obedience ; and we by
these presents have revoked all prior gifts of the aforesaid office, to any person
or persons whatsoever, in prejudice of the same. In witness whereof we have
commanded our Great Seal to be appended to these presents at our Palace of
Kensington the 17th day of October 1704, and of our reign the third year.
By signature superscribed
by the hand of our
Sovereign Lady the Queen.

Grant by Queen Anne to John Campbell and John Urquhart.
Given at S. James', August 17,1705.
Commission to Mr John Campbell of Mamor and John Urquhart of Mel-
drum of the office of conjunct Masters of Works of the Kingdom of
Scotland.
Anne, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland Queen,
Defender of the Faith: To all worthy men to whom our present letters shall
come, greeting. Wit ye us to have nominated, constituted, and ordained, likeas
by the tenor of these presents we nominate, constitute, and ordain Mr John
Campbell of Mamor and John Urquhart of Meldrum to be conjunct Masters of
our Works in our kingdom of Scotland, and inspectors and directors-general of
all our buildings, and of all pertaining thereto, during our pleasure only:
Giving, granting, and disponing to them, during the space aforesaid, the said
office of our masters of works, together with all fees, profits, privileges, emolu-
ments, rights, and casualties pertaining to the same, or which in time coming
shall be known to belong thereto ; with full power to them conjunctly, as said
is, to substitute and nominate deputies and other qualified persons in the said
office, for doing what pertains to our houses and buildings aforesaid, and all
other things requisite and necessary to be done concerning the premises, as fully
and freely in every respect as any others their predecessors in the said office
did or could do : Declaring always by these presents this our commission to be
without prejudice to —— Murray, present clerk of our stores, who by these
presents is permitted to remain in his said gift and office, performing in every
respect to the said Master John Campbell of Mamor and John Urquhart of
Meldrum, his superiors therein, all due service and obedience : And weby these
presents have revoked all prior gifts of the aforesaid gift and office to any person
or persons in prejudice of the same : In witness whereof we have commanded
our great seal to be appended to these presents at our palace of St James' the
17th day of August 1705, and of our reign the 4th year.
By signature superscribed
with the hand of our
Sovereign lady the Queen.

Grant by Queen Anne to James Smith of Why thill.
Given at Windsor, July 15, 1707.
Commission to Mr James Smith of Whythill of the office of Supervisor of
all the works of our Sovereign lady the Queen.
Anne, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland Queen,
Defender of the Faith : To all worthy men to whom our present letters shall
come,' greeting. Whereas we, considering that our palaces, strengths, and castles
in that part of our united kingdom of Great Britain lately called Scotland are
becoming ruinous, unless they shall be preserved by being carefully roofed and
repaired, and that such necessary repairs may be executed under the best
management, and to the greatest utility, we deem it expedient to appoint a
qualified person who may supervise and construct the same,,as the said palaces,
strengths, and castles may from time to time require ; and we having been
sufficiently informed of the integrity and eminent endowments of Master James
Smith of Whytehill, and of his knowledge and experience in Architecture, and
other qualifications suitable for undertaking the said office : Therefore we have
nominated, made, constituted, and ordained, likeas we do nominate, make, con-
stitute, and ordain the same Master James Smith supervisor of all our works at
our palace of Holyroodhouse, and other palaces, strengths, and castles in that
part of our united kingdom called Scotland, as by warrant to the masters of
works and others we shall destine to be repaired and to supervise the same ;
and from time to time to render account of the condition of the said palaces,
strengths, and castles,and of what repairs are necessary in the same : We ordain
the said Master James Smith to enjoy the whole privileges, immunities, and
exemptions heretofore possessed, or which to persons actually employed in our
service, by whatever act,law, or statute, are known to belong, but especially
exemption from all taxations, billetings, and wardings, as fully and freely as
others occupied in similar cases possess or can possess the same, together with
such salary or pensions as to us shall seem expedient to allow : In testimony
whereof we have commanded our seal, ordained by the Treaty of Union to be
kept and used in Scotland, in place and stead of the great seal of Scotland, to
be appended to these presents, at our palace of Windsoir Castle the 15th day of
July 1707,and of our reign the 6th year.
By signature superscribed
by the hand of our
Sovereign lady the Queen.

Grant by King George I. to John Campbell.
Given at S. James', November 16, 1714.
Commission to Mr John Campbell of Mamor of the office of Master of Works.
George, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King,
Defender of the Faith : To all worthy men to whom our present letters shall
come, greeting. Wit ye us to have nominated, constituted, and ordained,
likeas by the tenor of these presents we nominate, constitute, and ordain Master
John Campbell of Mamor to be the only Master of our Works and inspector
and director-general of all our buildings within that part of our kingdom of Great
Britain called Scotland, during our pleasure only; giving, granting, and disponing
to him during the space aforesaid the said office of Master of our Works, together
with all fees, profits, privileges, emoluments, powers, rights and casualties
pertaining to the same, or which in time coming shall be known
to belong thereto : And also with power to him to substitute deputies in the
said office, and to nominate all qualified persons for doing whatever pertains to
our houses and buildings aforesaid, and all other things requisite and necessary
concerning the premises, as fully and freely in every respect as any others his
predecessors in the said office did or could do: Declaring by these presents
this our commission to be without prejudice to the Clerk of our Stores, present
or future, performing in every manner to the said Masfer John Campbell as his
superior in the same all due service and obedience : And we by these presents
revoke all prior donations of the aforesaid gift and office, to whatsoever person
or persons : In witness whereof we have commanded our seal, ordained by
the Treaty of Union to be kept and used in Scotland in place and stead of the
great seal thereof, to be appended to these presents. At our Palace of St
James' the 16th day of November 1714,and of our reign the first year.
By signature superscribed
by the hand of our
Sovereign lord the King.

Confirmation of Grant by King George II. to Sir John Anstruther.
Given at Kensington, July 31, 1727.
Commission to Sir John Anstruther of Anstruther of the office of Sole Master
. of Works, Inspector and Director-General of all royal buildings in Scotland.
George, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King,
Defender of the Faith : To all worthy men to whom our present letters shall
come, greeting. Whereas our royal father of glorious memory, by letters
patent under the seal of Scotland ordained to be kept instead of the great seal
thereof, did nominate, constitute, and ordain Sir John Anstruther of Anstruther
sole Master of his Works, and Inspector and director-general of all his buildings
within that part of our kingdom of Great Britain called Scotland, during his
pleasure only, with such powers, privileges, rights, authorities, and business
transactions as is further contained in the said letterspatent: Wit yeus now to
have revoked the letters patent before recited : And to have of new granted
the said office to the said Sir John Anstruther, in the same manner and form in
all respects as by the prior letters patent it wasgranted ; to be held and had
by him during our pleasure only. In witness whereof we have commanded
our seal, ordained by the treaty of union to be kept and used in Scotland in
stead and place of the great seal thereof, to be appended to these presents,at our
Palace of Kenzingtoun the 31st day of July 1727, and of our reign the first
year.
By signature superscribed
by the hand of our
Sovereign lord the King.

Grant by King George II. to George Dundas.
Given at S. James', April 19,1743.
Commission to George Dundas, Esquire, of the office of Master of the King's Works.

George, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King,
Defender of the Faith : To all worthy men to whom our present letters shall
come, greeting. Wit ye us to have revoked the letters patent by which Sir
John Anstruther, Baronet, was nominated and appointed sole Master of our
Works, and inspector and director-general of all our buildings within that part
of our said kingdom of Great Britain called Scotland, during our pleasure,
and to have granted the said office to George Dundas, Esquire, that the same
may be held by the said George Dundas, for and during our pleasure, in the
same manner and form in all respects, and with such powers, privileges, rights,
authorities, and business transactions as the same was held and possessed by the
said Sir John Anstruther : In witness whereof we have commanded our seal,
ordained by the Treaty of Union to be kept and used in Scotland in place and
stead of the great seal thereof, to be appended to these presents: At our
Palace of S. James' the 19th day of April 1743, and of our reign the 16th year.
By signature superscribed
by the hand of our
Sovereign lord the King,
and subscribed
by the hands of some of the
Lords Commissioners of the Treasury.

Grant by King George III. to William Stuart of Hartwood.
Given at S. James', Feb. 12,1761.
George, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King,
Defender of the Faith : To all worthy men to whom these our present letters
shall come, greeting: Know ye we have revoked the letters patent by which
George Dundas, Esq. was nominated and appointed sole Master of our Works
and Inspector and Director-General of all our buildings within that part of the
said Kingdom of Great Britain called Scotland during our pleasure, and have
granted the said office to William Stuart for and during our pleasure, in the
same way and manner in all respects, and with the same powers, privileges,
rights, authority, and business transactions as the same was holden by the said
George Dundas.
In testimony whereof we have commanded our seal, appointed by the Treaty
of Union to be kept and used in Scotland instead and place of the Great Seal
thereof, to be appended to these presents.
At our Palace of S. James', the 12th day of the month of February, and the
first year of our reign.
Per Signaturam manu S.D.N. regis suprascript.

Grant by King George III. toJames Duff, Esq.
Given at S. James', July 5,1764.
George, &c.
Know ye we give and grant, as we by the tenour of these presents give and
grant the office of sole Master of our Works and Inspector and Director-General
of all our buildings within that part of our said kingdom of Great Britain called
Scotland to and in favour of James Duff of the Middle Temple, London, Esq.,
in the place of William Stuart, Esq., deceased.
The said office to be holden by the said James Duff for and during our
pleasure, in the same way and manner in all respects, and with such powers,
privileges, rights, authority, and business transactions, as the same was holden
by the said William Stuart.
In witness whereof we have commanded our seal, ordained by the Treaty of
Union to be kept and used in Scotland in stead and place of the great seal
thereof, to be appended to these presents.
At our Palace of S. James', the fifth day of the month of July 1764.
Per Signaturam manu S.D.N. regis suprascript.

Grant by King George III. to Lieutenant-Colonel James Pringle.
Given at S. James', March 8, 1768.
George, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King,
Defender of the Faith, to all worthy men, &c.
Know yewehave revoked the letters patent by which James Duff of the Middle
Temple, London, was nominated and appointed sole Master of our Works,
Inspector and Director-General of all our buildings within that part of our said
kingdom of Great Britain called Scotland during our pleasure, and have given
and granted, as we by the tenour of these presents give and grant to our beloved
Lieutenant-Colonel James Pringle the said office of sole.Master of our Works,
Inspector and Director-General of all our buildings in that part of our said
kingdom of Great Britain called Scotland.
The said office to be holden by the said Lieutenant-Colonel James Pringle for
and during our pleasure only, in the same manner and way in all respects, and.
with such powers, privileges, rights, authority, and business transactions as the
same was holden and enjoyed by the said James Duff.
In witness whereof, &c.
At our Palace of S. James', the eighth day of the month of March 1768, and
eighth year of our Reign.
'
Per Signaturam manu S.D.N. regis suprascript.

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