|Precept of sasine: reference to findings of an inquisition that John Kennedy of Kirkmichell [Kirkmichael, Perthshire, Scotland], father of John Kennedy, died seised of property in Kirkmichael, that son John was the nearest heir; passing on seisin by taking rents of £26 13s 4d
Dated at Edinburgh, 18 June, 6 Mary
Document not easily legible and containing less usual letter forms and vocabulary which might be more widespread in Scottish documents than in similar English ones
Largely illegible endorsement including the name of Henry Preston ['Henricus Prestonn']; with label 'Precept of Seassins'
[A precept of sasine was the mandate whereby the superior (owner) might authorise his agent to give possession of his property to someone else]
8 x 24 cm