[Appendix C(59) 1792 Report of Commissioners of Inquiry]



The Oath administered to the Steward of the Abbey Lands within this Isle.

YOUR allegiance to the King's Majesty of Great Britain reserved.

You shall bear true faith and fidelity to his Grace James, Duke of Atholl, Lord of Mann and the Isles, and his heirs, during your life.

You shall not reveale or disclose the secrets of this Isle, and houses or garrisons therein, to any foreigner or stranger. You shall not commit nor suffer any voluntary or willful wast committed or done by any manner of person; but you shall reveale or amend the same, as it lyeth in your power.

You shall duly and truly receive as well the receipts of moneys to be levyed for the sd Lord's use within your charge of the office of Steward and Receiver of the Abbey Revenues, as all such customs or other commoditys due to be paid unto the sd Lord and his heirs appertaining to your sd charge. You shall deal uprightly, truly, and indifferently betwixt the said Lord and his tennis for and concerning the sd receipts of money and customs, or other matter wherein you have to deale with the said tennts for the sd Lord or otherwise, with-out spareing the rich or oppressing the poor, or without any other unlawfull exaccions, other than such as is necessary for the use of the Lord and safe keeping of the sd Isle and houses. You shall make true and just accompts of all your receipts of money and customs aforesd as oft as shall be convenient or need requires you to be called upon by the Lord or the Officers authorized to call upon you for the makeing of the said accompts.

You shall generally, to your knowledge, do and execute all and every other matters and things belonging to the due execution of the said office, and not herein before expressed by special words, as well in keeping the Abbey Courts, as all other matters wherein you have to deal with the se tennants to and for the best use of the said Lord and Isle, without oppression or concealment as aforesd.

So God you help, and by the contents of that Book.

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