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Lining, Lynin(g, vbl. n.2 Also: lynyn(g, -eyng, -eyne, lynning, -yn. [Line v.2]

The measuring out of holdings in order to the settlement of boundaries, chiefly or only within burghs. 14.. Acts I. 42/2.
Sua that na complaynt cum to the Kyngis Chalmerlane for inlaik of lyning [L. lineacionis]
1478 Acta Conc. I. 14/1.
The accion … persewit be Johne of Redepeth again the persons that past apon the lynyng betuix the said Johne & Patrik of Balbirny
1485-6 Prot. Bk. J. Young (S.R.S.) I. 8 (see Linar n. (a)).1502 Prot. Bk. J. Foular (S.R.S.) I. i. 170. 1574 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 12.
The thre baillies and ane parte of the counsale past to vise and decyde the questione of lyneyng and nychtbourheid betuix [etc.]
1605 Glasgow Chart. I. i. dcx.
The deane of gild and his counsall with the maister of wark sall beir the burdene in decernyng all questiones and [sic] nychbourheid and lynyng within this burgh
1605 Paisley B. Rec. 279.
In presence of John Vaus bailyie, John Algie, Thomas Petir and Robert Craig lyners eftir lyning of the bakehous newlie buildit be John Hucheson
1611 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 317.
In that tyme the said dean of gild was in trying of ane lyning betuix nychtbouris
1620 Kirkcudbright B. Rec. II. 250.
The provest and ballȝe findis efter laufull marching and metting and lynning of the tenementis of Andro Carsane and Alexander Lidderdaill findis the … dyk … to be within the heretage of the said Alexander

b. Breve of lining, a non-retourable brieve out of chancery, directed to the provost and baillies of a burgh, for settling the boundaries of holdings in this way.See also Lineatio(u)n n. 1493 Dunferm. B. Rec. I. 43.
Wilyem Jakson present twa breiffis of lynin to the balyeis in jugisment and askyt thaim to be prewit of thair office
1535 E. Loth. Antiq. Soc. V. 21.
[A brieve of] lining
1541 Reg. Privy S. II. 645/2.
For non-delivering … upone the pointis of ane breif of lyning rasit be [etc.] … for lyning of ane tenement within the said burgh [Linlithgow]
1549 Stirling B. Rec. I. 55. 1566 Inverness Rec. I. 137. 1570–1 Canongate Ct. Bk. 323.
Eftir the reding of ane breif of lyning … rasit be the said Johnne Mauchan to lyne the yardis of his said tenementis … comperit the said Johne Mauchan quha … askit instrumentis and desirit the samin to be put to the knawledge of the inqueist and lynaris abonewrittin
1609 Dunferm. B. Rec. II. 64. 1644 Kirkcudbright B. Rec. II. 710; 1654 Ib. 964; 1670 Ib. MS. 13 Apr. 1683 Martine Reliq. Divi Andreae 128.
[The archbishops] directed brieves in their owne names, … for kenning to terces, division, and lynning of lands

c. Decrete of lining, the formal declaration of the finding of the liners in a neighbourhood dispute.

d. Testimoniall of lining, a certificate recording such a finding. 1507 Prot. Bk. J. Young (S.R.S.) 388.
[That each gable pertained half to each adjoining proprietor] as the charter bowell [etc.] … schawis and as the testimoniall of lynyng maid betuix … umquhile Robert Wrycht and umquhile Jonet Mure, quhilk aucht … Robert Johnesons land of befor, proportis
1596 Glasg. Chart. II. 570.
And this our decrete of lyning we report to the said bailleis desyrand thame to interpone thair auctoritie heirto

e. Attrib. (A post or stone) set in position, (a stone) marked with a cross, (a cross-mark) cut, by the liners to mark a boundary determined by them. 1499 Dunferm. B. Rec. I. 101.
Willyeme Jaksone … ask [sic] justeis of the belyeis anens the lyneyne betuix him and Margrat Stewart as it at was linit and the lyneyne stabes set betuix thame and the quhilkis teyne awaye [etc.]
1507 Prot. Bk. J. Young (S.R.S.) 388.
[That each gable pertained half to each adjoining proprietor] as the charter bowell and the lynyng corse maid betuix the said landis of befor schawis
1517 Dunferm. B. Rec. 363.
As the lynnyn stanis corsit and the markis for perfising and diuisione of the samyn [part of a tenement is] maid
[The baillie gives sasine] of the forsaid part of the tenement as it is nov markit be lynyn stanis and cors

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