The Auchenharvie Papers are held at the North Ayrshire Library, although some may be in Edinburgh. A copy is held at Ayrshire Archives. It is hoped to transcribe some of these over a period of time.
It is agreed and ended betwixt the parties following, John Reid of Seabank on the one part, following vise, Thomas Reid and Robert Anderson, Merchants in Saltcoats and Ninian Crawford, Smith there on the other part. That is to say the said John Reid sells in Tack and Assidation, sells to the said Thomas Reid, Robert Anderson, and Ninian Crawford their heirs and assignees. And all whole that piece of ground near the town of Saltcoats, on which the late fishing company of Saltcoats built a fish house which house and ground was lately purchased from said company by the above, Thomas Reid, Robert Anderson and Ninian Crawford at a public roup, and therefore the said John Reid sells to the said purchasers the said piece of ground and fish house with free isk and entry to the said house, and with liberty of drying their fish in the back at the back of the said house, and for the space of nineteen times nineteen years commencing from ------1759 for the which causes in the other, the said Thomas Reid Acc., binds and obligates them and their foresaids to pay to the said John Reid and his foresaids, in name of tack duty yearly the sum of Six Shillings Scotts and at the entry of every singular succession one year rent of the whole subject as it shall be them worth ------and both parties bind and oblige themselves, their heirs or assignees to perform these promises to each other under the penalty of Five Pounds Sterling by any at our performance.
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It is agreed and finally betwixt the parties following vise, John Reid of Seabank on one part, and Hugh Brown and John Campbell Vc. concerned in the Ropework at Saltcoats, that is to say the said John Reid sell in tack and assidition to the said Hugh Brown and John Campbell that piece of ground now occupied by them as a Ropewalk during all the time the said company their heirs or successors shall us the same as a Ropewalk and no longer warranting the same to them as valid and sufficient, they on the other part binding and obliging themselves and successions to pay to the said John Reid and his successions in name of tack duty yearly the sum of Five Shillings Sterling. During all this time they shall use the said ground as a Ropewalk and no longer beginning the first yearly payment at-----1774 and so on yearly during their possession and both parties bind and oblige themselves and foresaids to fulfill these promises to each other under penalty of Five Pounds Sterling
By any at our performance.
FOREMANS HOUSE AND TARRING HOUSE
It is agreed and finally ended betwixt the parties following vise, John Reid of Seabank and Hugh Brown & Ropework Company of Saltcoats, that is to say the said John Reid sells in tack and assidation to the said Hugh Brown and Co. that piece of ground & house on the west side of the Coal yard in which the said Hugh Brown and Co. have built a house, together with the ground at the back of the said house and two falls more for a tarring house, being in all about four falls of ground and which house is to continue for the space of nineteen times nineteen years commencing from -----last and which Tack the said John Reid binds and obligates himself, his heirs and successors to be good ,valid and sufficient as law will----the which causes the said Hugh Brown bind and obligate themselves, their heirs and assignees to pay yearly to the said John Reid and foresaids half a Crown in name of Tack duly and to double the Tack duly on the entry of every heir and a whole year rent of the subject as it shall then be worth at the entry of every singular successor and both parties bind and oblige themselves to perform these promises to each other under the penalty of five pounds Sterling at any at our performance.
THE SCLATE HOUSE
This is a separate Tack, some years after the Foremenís house, in the same style nineteen times nineteen years, paying three Shillings Sterling of rent yearly.
There is not a copy of the Tack and the original is at present sent to Ayr with the other above three Tacks by Mr. Brown to their agent there.
N.B. The four Tacks pays in all --/. Annually. ____
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