I have not before shown the full entry, the form of which some will find strange, but for completeness, here it is. It tells us nothing about Michael Macylhaggow, except that he existed in 1527. We may try to deduce something about him. We may wonder how old he was and so when he might have been born, and where he was resident.
359. 17th August 1527.] Charter by John Kennedy of Bardrochet and laird of Clachrydow and Clachrybayne, granting to his beloved Elizabeth GiiAHAJtE, sister to Robert (Jrahame of Knokdoliane, the 40s. lands of Clachrydow and Clachrybaj'ne lying in the earldom of Cai lyk and sherittUom of Ayr: To be held to her in liferent and to the heirs to lie born betwixt her and the granter in fee. Reddenchj, one penny Scots as blench. At Colmanell, 17tli August 1527. Signed, 'Jon Kenedy of Bai'drocht w' my hand.' Witnesses, John Cathkert of Glendowis, Michael Macylhaggow, William Hardy, and Sir Patrick Bard, curate of Colmanell and notary public. [497, Box 15.
We may judge that the transcriber had some difficulty in reading some words, which we can make guesses at, including perhaps Graham, Carrick, Sherriffdom, &c. The only thing that we may perhaps add is that as Michael signed second, he might have been considered second senior after John Cathkert. John signed as 'of Glendowis'. As no place name appears after Michael I think we may assume he was from Colmanell.