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(Mair-,) Mare-of-fe(e)-schip, n. The office of a mair of fee. = Mairschip (2). — 1494 Acta Aud. 192/2.
In the … withhaldin fra William Cunynghame … mare of fee and crownare of the said schirefdom of Ranfrew of his feis of the said office of mare of fee schip that is to say ȝerely [etc.]
1494 Acta Conc. I. 337/1. 1495 Ib. 414/2. 1544 Reg. Privy S. III. 138/1.
The gift of the warde of the offices of crounarschip and mair-of-feschip of the barony of Kilbride

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