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Grant of annual rent to pay for anniversary mass, 1555 (Back)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_2002_040_2
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
5 September 1555
PERIOD
1550s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
730
KEYWORDS
charters
legal
law
documents
land rights
property rights
seals
burghs
Grant of annual rent to pay for anniversary mass, 1555 (Back)

In this document dated 5th September 1555, Alexander Sutherland, feudatory of the chaplaincy of St Mary of the Green, in the burgh of Inverness, grants an annual rent of ten shillings to Gilbert Duff and the chaplaincy of the choir of the parish church, to pay for an anniversary mass to be held for the late Thomas Anderson.

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In Charles Fraser-Mackintosh's 1875 publication, 'Invernessiana: Contributions Toward a History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599' (pp 225-226), the document is translated from the original Latin thus:

[For a glossary of some of the terms used in the Inverness burgh documents please follow the link towards the foot of this page]

'In the name of God, Amen, by this present public instrument, be it clearly known to all, that in the year of the Incarnation of our Lord 1555, on the 5th day of September, the 14th indiction, and in the fifth year of the Pontificate of the most holy Father in Christ and our Lord, Lord Julius III., in presence of me, notary-public, and the subscribed witnesses, the honourable man, Alexander Sutherland, feudatory of the Chaplaincy of St Mary of the Green, founded within the burgh of Inverness, personally constituted, came, with consent and assent of the venerable man, Sir Thomas Sutherland, chaplain thereof, and from a divine consideration of love for the salvation of the soul of the late honourable man, Thomas Anderson, being induced neither by force nor fear, nor having fallen into error, and neither having been circumvented by guile or fraud, or any sinister machination, but of his own mere pure and spontaneous will, and deliberate intention, by every best manner, way, law, cause, and form, in which he could, and ought well, efficaciously and completely, to his own tenement lying within the burgh of Inverness, in the Church Street, and on the east side thereof, between the lands of Sir David Cuthbert at the north and the lands of the said Alexander Sutherland at the south, whose front extends to the King's common highway towards the west, and the back to ly fowill powill; and there, with consent of the foresaid chaplain, Sir Thomas Sutherland, resigned in the hands of the honourable man, John Makgallewe, one of the bailies of said burgh, by delivery of earth and stone, one annual rent of ten shillings of the current money of the Kingdom of Scotland, upon the northern rood of said tenement annually, and for ever, and that in favour of Sir Gilbert Duff, and the Chaplains of the Choir of the Parish Church of Inverness, and to his certified collector and his successors, whomsoever, for ever, for the celebration of one anniversary, by derige and saule mess in the said Choir of the Parish Church of Inverness, for the salvation of the soul of the said Thomas Anderson, as said is: Which resignation, made in the hands of said bailie, as the custom is, and being received by him, forthwith and without delay, he conferred and bestowed upon the said Gilbert, collector above said, by delivery of earth and stone, state and sasine and possession of said annual rent of ten shillings, and inducted, invested, and in peace, nobody gainsaying, demited to the said Collector, Sir Gilbert, in his own name and that of the foresaid chaplains and their successors, actual, real, and corporal possession of said annual rent: And this sum of ten shillings to be received by the said Sir Gilbert and his successors for ever, at the terms used and wont within said burgh of Inverness: On all and sundry, which the said Sir Gilbert sought of me, notary-public, underwritten public instruments, one or more to be made for him: These things were done upon the soil of said rood of land of foresaid tenement, the second hour P.M., year, day, month, and pontificate as above. Present there the honourable men, George Cuthbert of the Old Castle, provost of Inverness, Thomas Gollan, Thomas Fleming, James Paterson, Robert Mitchell, Thomas Makgillmartin, John M'Walter, junior, Arthur Burnaye, Sirs David Cuthbert, Jasper Waus, Andrew Cuthbert, and Sir David Barthan, vicar of Forddye, with divers others: In testimony of which thing, the seal of the foresaid bailie is appended, by command of the said Alexander, who resigned, and gave foresaid annual rent, together with my wonted and usual sign, name, surname, and subscription.

And I, Andrew Textor, priest of the diocese of Moray, by royal and Apostolical authority, forasmuch as I, Along with the forenamed witnesses was present, knew, saw, and heard, and took note of the premises, all and sundry, while thus as is premised, they were acted, said, and done; I have therefore made therefrom this present public instrument of resignation, and giving of state and sasine, faithfully written, with my own hand, and have signed it with my usual and wonted sign, name surname, and subscription, along with the appending of the seal of the said bailie, and have published it, being called on and requested so to do, for faith and testimony of the truth of all and sundry the premises.'

Accession Number: INVMG 2002.040

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Grant of annual rent to pay for anniversary mass, 1555 (Back)

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1550s

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In this document dated 5th September 1555, Alexander Sutherland, feudatory of the chaplaincy of St Mary of the Green, in the burgh of Inverness, grants an annual rent of ten shillings to Gilbert Duff and the chaplaincy of the choir of the parish church, to pay for an anniversary mass to be held for the late Thomas Anderson.<br /> <br /> The image shows the back of the document.<br /> <br /> In Charles Fraser-Mackintosh's 1875 publication, 'Invernessiana: Contributions Toward a History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599' (pp 225-226), the document is translated from the original Latin thus:<br /> <br /> [For a glossary of some of the terms used in the Inverness burgh documents please follow the link towards the foot of this page]<br /> <br /> 'In the name of God, Amen, by this present public instrument, be it clearly known to all, that in the year of the Incarnation of our Lord 1555, on the 5th day of September, the 14th indiction, and in the fifth year of the Pontificate of the most holy Father in Christ and our Lord, Lord Julius III., in presence of me, notary-public, and the subscribed witnesses, the honourable man, Alexander Sutherland, feudatory of the Chaplaincy of St Mary of the Green, founded within the burgh of Inverness, personally constituted, came, with consent and assent of the venerable man, Sir Thomas Sutherland, chaplain thereof, and from a divine consideration of love for the salvation of the soul of the late honourable man, Thomas Anderson, being induced neither by force nor fear, nor having fallen into error, and neither having been circumvented by guile or fraud, or any sinister machination, but of his own mere pure and spontaneous will, and deliberate intention, by every best manner, way, law, cause, and form, in which he could, and ought well, efficaciously and completely, to his own tenement lying within the burgh of Inverness, in the Church Street, and on the east side thereof, between the lands of Sir David Cuthbert at the north and the lands of the said Alexander Sutherland at the south, whose front extends to the King's common highway towards the west, and the back to ly fowill powill; and there, with consent of the foresaid chaplain, Sir Thomas Sutherland, resigned in the hands of the honourable man, John Makgallewe, one of the bailies of said burgh, by delivery of earth and stone, one annual rent of ten shillings of the current money of the Kingdom of Scotland, upon the northern rood of said tenement annually, and for ever, and that in favour of Sir Gilbert Duff, and the Chaplains of the Choir of the Parish Church of Inverness, and to his certified collector and his successors, whomsoever, for ever, for the celebration of one anniversary, by derige and saule mess in the said Choir of the Parish Church of Inverness, for the salvation of the soul of the said Thomas Anderson, as said is: Which resignation, made in the hands of said bailie, as the custom is, and being received by him, forthwith and without delay, he conferred and bestowed upon the said Gilbert, collector above said, by delivery of earth and stone, state and sasine and possession of said annual rent of ten shillings, and inducted, invested, and in peace, nobody gainsaying, demited to the said Collector, Sir Gilbert, in his own name and that of the foresaid chaplains and their successors, actual, real, and corporal possession of said annual rent: And this sum of ten shillings to be received by the said Sir Gilbert and his successors for ever, at the terms used and wont within said burgh of Inverness: On all and sundry, which the said Sir Gilbert sought of me, notary-public, underwritten public instruments, one or more to be made for him: These things were done upon the soil of said rood of land of foresaid tenement, the second hour P.M., year, day, month, and pontificate as above. Present there the honourable men, George Cuthbert of the Old Castle, provost of Inverness, Thomas Gollan, Thomas Fleming, James Paterson, Robert Mitchell, Thomas Makgillmartin, John M'Walter, junior, Arthur Burnaye, Sirs David Cuthbert, Jasper Waus, Andrew Cuthbert, and Sir David Barthan, vicar of Forddye, with divers others: In testimony of which thing, the seal of the foresaid bailie is appended, by command of the said Alexander, who resigned, and gave foresaid annual rent, together with my wonted and usual sign, name, surname, and subscription.<br /> <br /> And I, Andrew Textor, priest of the diocese of Moray, by royal and Apostolical authority, forasmuch as I, Along with the forenamed witnesses was present, knew, saw, and heard, and took note of the premises, all and sundry, while thus as is premised, they were acted, said, and done; I have therefore made therefrom this present public instrument of resignation, and giving of state and sasine, faithfully written, with my own hand, and have signed it with my usual and wonted sign, name surname, and subscription, along with the appending of the seal of the said bailie, and have published it, being called on and requested so to do, for faith and testimony of the truth of all and sundry the premises.'<br /> <br /> Accession Number: INVMG 2002.040 <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.ambaile.org.uk/?service=asset&action=show_zoom_window_popup&language=en&asset=708&location=grid&asset_list=19947,708&basket_item_id=undefined" target=”_blank”>Glossary</a>