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Pencaitland

The King’s Luggage

Title: The King's Luggage
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In 1617, Adam Johnestoun and Andro Huntair being “justices of the peace” in the parrochine of Pencaitland were made responsible for carts and horses being in readiness at the times and places to be appointed for the conveyance of His Majesty’s luggage.  They must accept their offices under pain of rebellion.

On one occasion the luggage of James I was due to be carried from Dunglass to Seton.  When His Majesty’s luggage was due to be taken the same year from Holyrood House to Berwick, the same Justices of the Peace had to provide 60 horses with drawing gear to convey the luggage from the parish.

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