Friday, January 31, 2014

Award texts: Frasier's Silver Crescent

Written in 16th cen. Scots, thanks to the Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 ( and the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (

Forsamekle as it is thocht expedient be the Crownis majestie, with thair esteatis and counsale present, in respect of the manifald and woorthie labors of Frasier MacLeod in support of the arte of defence ouer thaise twentie yeres and more, to inducit the samyn Frasier into the Ordoure of the Silver Crescent, We, Edward and Thyra, thairfoir ordanis lettrez to be directed to mak publicatioun heirof to all and sindrie our liegis be oppin proclamatione at the mercat croceis of the heid burrowis of the schirefdomes; and do forthermoir commandit and chargit all and sindrie erllis, lordis, baronis, fewaris, freehaldaris and landit gentilmen, togidder with the inhabitantis of burrowis within the haill boundis of this realme to acknawlege the foyrsaid Frasier as a member of the Ordoure beforsayd, with all richtis, previleges, and prerogatyffis appertinent thairvnto; and do forthermoir ordanit and commandit the foyrsaid Frasier, under the pane of tynsall of lyff, landis and guidis, to weir upoun his persone hereft and in perpetuitie the takenis and ensenyies of the Ordoure of the Silver Crescent, quhairthrou nane pretend ignorance of the samine.  Done 9 Fabruari A.S. 47 at l'ile Du Dragon Dormant.

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