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The Abbot of Cullws [Culross], Mr Alexander Colluille.

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Mr Patricque Vass, Lard of Barneborrowe.

Mr Robert Punt.

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II.—A List of Scottish Nobles, and some Genealogical Memoranda of the Stewarts and others, May 1584.—(In the handwriting of William Lord Burghley.)

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III. The Names of the Heades presently entering into the

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The names of suche as wilbe helpers after the action begone, and which be nowe in soliciting :—

The Erle of Marshall.

The Erle of Bothewell.

The Lord Lindsey.

The Lard of Sesforde.

The L. of Coldenknowes.

The names of suche as have geven consent eyther to joyne or ells not to

The Erle of Argile.

The Erle of Rothhouse.

hynder the action :—

The Lord Forbes.

The Lord Oliphant.

with many other great Barons.

The Lard of Bodenheathe, younger sone to the Lord Boyde, redye with his forces, who will eyther gett the Erles Glencarne and Eglentoun into the action, or at least to hold backe and doe no hurt.

Indorsed Names of the Nobilitye in Scotland, etc.

Note.-A projected conspiracy to overturn Arran's administration, but which proved unsuccessful, in April 1584. (See Tytler's History, vol. viii. p. 163.)

IV. A List, in the writing of Sir Francis Walsingham, of the Nobles in Scotland, soundly affected, neutral, or opposed to England, 1585.

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He charged also Dromewessel, whoe was executed. Indorsed-The Disposition of Certaine of the LL. in Scotlande.

V.-A Note of suche Noble men and Gentelmen in Scotlande that be affectioned to Fraunce, Recevers and Maynteyners of the Enemyes to God, and Enemyes to our Prynce, as here foloweth :

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The Lorde of Fentrie and his two sonnes, recevers of the Jesuytes, and of the money out of Fraunce, and payers to those that be

practysers in Scotlande.

The L. Graye.

The L. of Downe, Collector of Scotland.

The L. of Seton and his two brothers.

For the West Parte of Scotland, at Eyer

The L. of Ogeltree, th'Erle of Arun, his father.

The L. Mountegle, otherwise called Mountgomery.

The Bishop of Glasco.

The L. Harris, recever of the Jesuytes.

The L. Thornehurste.

VI. The Names of such Scotche Lordes as desires to Draw Course be France, 1585.

Huntly,

Katholike, F.
Claud Hamelton, who is thought to be the only rueler of
the other brother, is both Katholike and for F.
Morton, and L. Herrise, his cosin, both K. and for F.
Arrol, both

Arran that was, confeses of lat to be a
Crouner Steuart, for

Montrose, a faverer of the Queene of Scotland, and

[1585.] S. P. O. vol. xxxviii. No. 91.

K. and for F.

K. and for F.

F.

F.

The Secretary lets the Queene's freinds understand quietly that ther is not one in the world that he doth both love and honour so much as he doth here.

Sir Robert Melvin in the same stat, and for

The L. of Doune, and the Erle of Morrie, his sonne, likewyshe

for the Queene and

The old L. Seton's sonnes,

Lord Levesston, a spessiall faverer of the Queene and

L. Athell, L. Huime, and Lesstarike, Katheliks, but folowes the

Mr. of Gray for faccion.

The Leard of Fenntrey, a mearest Kathelike,

F.

F.

Ka.

K. F.

F.

The most part of the others wilbe as the King will have them to be ether else folc we ther faccion of these other Lordes, sauing Angus and Mar, who ar a faccion themselves.

For Boodwell, he is nether here nor ther, and so are most of the others that I do not name, but would seeke the owne commoditie howe ever they mought com be it.

Indorsed The Names of the Nobylitie of Scotland that are affected to France.

VII.-List of Scotch Nobles, whether affected to France

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