The History of Leith

July 10, 2012

Free barony and regality.

The bishop surrendered these lands (Broughton) to the
Crown in 1587, in favour of Sir Lewis Bellenden of
Auchnoul, Lord Justice
Clerk and Keeper of
the Palace of Linlithgow,
who obtained a
charter uniting them
into a free barony and
regality. Sir Lewis
died in 1591, and was
succeeded by his son,
who is designated in
the public archives as
facobo Ballenden de
Broughton, filio et heredi
apparenti domini
Ludovid Ballenden de
Auchnoule.

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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