Registrum Secreti Sigilli Regum Scotorum
The Register of the Privy Seal of Scotland
(JAMES VI - MORTON REGENT)
Vol. VII p.428 # 2626. 2 December 1580. Palace of Halyrudhous. Precept for a charter to
Thomas KENNEDIE, second lawful son of David KENNEDIE of Knokdaw,
his heirs male and assignees whomsoever, of the
5 pound lands of MYLLANADAILL (Mullanandel, however spelt)
of old extent in the bailiary of Carrik and sheriffdom of Air,
(near now Cairn Ryan, Wigtownshire ?)
which formerly pertained to William ADAIR of KINHILT,
(Rolland Adair may have had it in AD1457)
held by service of ward and relief,
and fell to the crown by reason of recognition on account of alienation of the same made by the said William (ADAIR of Kinhilt) to Robert GRAHAME of Knokdoliane
or by the said Robert GRAHAME to James KENNEDY of Crochbaa,
(... blank ...) CATHCART, and
Archibald FERGUSHILL, burgess of Air,
without consent of the superior ;
to be held of the King for services used and wont.
xlvii, 58 r.
Gilbert Kennedy, 4th Earl of Cassillis of Dunure Castle obtained the lands on which Baltersan towerhouse / castle stood. In March 1584 his half-brother, John Kennedy (d.1609) of Pennyglen (with his 2nd of 3 wives, Margargaret Cathcart), began building Baltersan Castle.
John Kennedy also owned Greenan Castle at the Heads of Ayr.
He was father of Gilbert Kennedy of Creichan who mc.1603 Helen Adair, dau of Ninian Adair.
Scottish archives, GD25/1/1000. 5 June 1591
Precept from Chancery for infefting John Graham of Knockdolian
as heir of the deceased Robert Graham of Knockdolian his father,
in the penny and half penny land called the 5 pound land of Nether Coniray and Straid,
lying in the bailiary of Carrick,
being granted on the supplication of the said John Graham to the Lords of Council,
stating his having purchased a Precept from Chancery
directed to Katharine Kennedy eldest of the 2 daus and heirs portioners
of the deceased David Kennedy of Knockdaw,
immediate superior to Fergus Kennedy now of Knockdaw,
immediate superior to William Adair of Kinhilt,
immediate superior to the said John Graham
of the said penny and half penny land of Nether Conray and Straid,
and requiring Katharine Kennedy to infeft him therein as heir aforesaid,
in respect the said Fergus Kennedy and William Adair had both delayed so to do,
and if she did not, then another Precept from Chancery
would be directed to the bailie of Carrick to give infeftment,
and the said Katharine Kennedy having delayed to obey the said Precept, therefore,
and for such contumacy commanding the bailie of Carrick to give Seisin to him
the said John Graham or his attorney,
in the said penny and half penny land of Nether Conray and Straid - To be holden of the King
GD25/2/262 10 Nov 1591
Letters of Renunciation by Ninian Adair of Kenhelt (son of Helen Kennedy)
to the Earl of Cassillis,
containing obligation to obtain himself retoured as heir to William A. of Kinhilt, his father,
and following on wadset and on infeftment - GD25/1/772
Barbeth, Largstewart, etc., sheriffdom of Wigtown.
GD25/2/265 17 March 1591
Letters of Renunciation by Ninian Adair of Kenhelt to John, Earl of Cassillis, following on contracts of wadset and on reversion - GD25/2/229
Craigoch, etc., parish of Kirkcolm, Largstewart, etc., parishes of Kirkcolm and Leswalt, and Knok and Mase, parish of Leswalt, sheriffdom of Wigtown.
N.A.S. GD25/3/10. 4 June 1602
Instrument of Sasine by John Kennedy, Earl of Cassillis, and Jean Fleming, his spouse,
in favour of John Kennedy of Balterssane and Florence McDowell, his spouse,
following on contract - GD25/3/8, and precept of sasine of 31 May 1602
(Regd. S. R. S. Ayr, I.296: 1602, July 6).
Eistir Dunein, regality of Corsraguell in Carrick, sheriffdom of Ayr.
N.A.S. GD25/3/10a. 16 June 1602. 8 Nov 1602
Letters of Procuratory by John Kennedy of Balterssane (Baltersan)
and his son, Sir John Kennedy of Grinan (Grenan / Grenane / Grennan / Greenan ) ,
for resignation in hands of Ninian Adair of Kynhilt, superior,
in favour of John Buquhennan (Buchanan), writer, Edinburgh
Mains of Soulseat (Saulsait), called the Bordland (or Park), sheriffdom of Wigtown.
In dorso:- 1602, November 8.
Notarial Instrument narrating resignation following on the above procuratory.
GD25/3/10b. 16 June 1602
Back-Bond by John Kenedy of Balterssane and Sir John K. of Grinan, his son,
to John Buquhenan, writer, offering, on return, intact, of procuratory - GD25/3/10a,
to substitute, for the same, infeftment by de me charter
Mains of Soulseat (Saulsait), called the Bordland, sheriffdom of Wigtown.