Absolvitors. Legal documents.
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Decreet, by Lords of Privy Council, of absolvitur, in favour of Elizabeth, Jane and Margaret Danielstouns, from complaint and petition of David Halkheid, son and heir of Henry Halkheid, who was son and heir of David [rectius Adam] Halkheid, who was killed at Flowdoun, and petition of Patrick Halkheid of Pitfirrane in name of George, his son, respecting lands of Petlever and Braidley., 9 February 1565/1566.
The charter and legal material contained here is of importance as giving the continuous history of a landed family in Fife from the 13th to the 18th century. The Halkett family appear to have risen partly on the decline of the Lochores of Lochore. By 1431, the former are having transumpts made of charters of the early 13th century granted to the latter (Ch.6018-6019).