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Notarial Instrument narrating that Elisabeth Wemys resigned into the hands of Friar William Knollis, knight of the order of St. John of Jerusalem, preceptor of Torphichen, a templar land in the burgh of Linlithgow, on the north side of the high street, between the land of Rolland Wilsoun on east, the land of Elizabeth Breche on west; upon which resignation the preceptor granted and assigned the said templar tenement to Nicholas Wright and Mariota, his spouse, in conjunct fee by delivery of staff and baton. Done on 12th December 1480, at Linlithgow, in the dwelling-house of William Cowane. Witnesses, Alexander Hamylton of Bathcat, Alexander Hamylton of Ballincref, William Hamylton, Robert Liston, Hugh Walas. and Hugh Spens, squires; William Akinhede, M.A., of St. Andrews diocese, by imperial and royal authority notary.