Mor 788
Subject_2 Loosing Arrestment.
Date: Laird of Corstophine,
the Laird of Lethingtoun
21 January 1575
Arrestment of corns, peats, &c. if used the first year of the arrestee's possession of the ground, could not be loosed on caution, after the first year it could.
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Arrestment beand maid upon cornis growand upon ony landis, or upon peittis, turvis, divettis, or ony fewell castin in, ony ground, the samin on na wayis fall be loufit, nor the landis lettin to borgh to ony person, gif it be the first zier of the riving surth, tilling and sawing of the said cornis, or casting and winning of the said faill divettis and fewall; but the samin fall remane arreistit upon the ground quhill the ground richt be decidit, and cognitioun be takin quha has just richt thairto: But gif it be not the first time, nor the first zeir's crop, the samin arreistment aucht and sould be loused, he at quhais instance it is loused findand cautioun to answer thairanent as law will.
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