David, by the grace of God, King of the Scots, to all true men of his whole kingdom, greeting.
Know ye that we have examined a certain charter of Malise, Earl of Caithness, to this effect:
"To all the sons of Holy Mother Church who shall examine this present letter, Malise, Earl of the earldoms of Stratherne, Caithness and Orkney, greeting (health everlasting) in the name of our Lord. Be it known unto your order that we, not moved thereto by force, fear not fraud, but of Our mere and unrestrained will and pleasure, have given and granted the right of marriage of our daughter Isabella, begotten of us and of our lawful spouse Marjory, to the noble William, Earl of Ross, to marry her when and at such time as shall seem to him good, conveniently with our true purpose herein. The said Isabella we do hereby make, appoint and designate our heir and successor to all our earldom of Caithness, with its righttul appurtenances, if we shall not have had heir male and surviving by our lawful spouse the said Marjory. And the said William, Earl of Ross, has promised and faithfully undertaken to defend and maintain with all his power the said earldom of Caithness equally with the earldom of the said William of Ross. In testimony whereof we have set our seal to these presents in the house of the preaching friars of Inverness on the 28th day of the month of May A.D. 1344," which in all points, articles, conditions, etc., we hereby approve, etc. Given at Scone the 12th May in the 32nd year of our reign, [i.e., 1362].