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Mortgage granted in favour of John Young Thomson, 1449 (Back)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_2002_046_2
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
24 September 1449
PERIOD
1440s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
737
KEYWORDS
charters
legal
law
documents
land rights
property rights
seals
burghs
Mortgage granted in favour of John Young Thomson, 1449 (Back)

This mortgage of a rood of land in the Ship-Flat (schep flat), Inverness, is by Inverness burgess John Campsy, in favour of Inverness burgess, John Young, Thomas' son. According to Charles Fraser-Mackintosh, the Ship-Flat is understood to have lain on the east side of the River Ness but may have extended to both sides of the estuary at this early period.

The image shows the back of the document.

The document is dated 20th September 1449 and is written in Scots, one of the earliest two documents in Scots connected with Inverness, the other being dated exactly two months earlier, i.e. 20th July, 1449.

In his 1875 publication, 'Invernessiana: Contributions Toward a History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599' (pp 117-118), Charles Fraser-Mackintosh transcribes the document 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]

'Be it made kende till all men be yir present Lres, me Ione Campsy, burges off Inuernys, to be haldyn ande straytly be yir present Lres to be oblest to a discret man Ione Zonge Thomson, burges off yat ilk burch, in a somme of threttene schelings and four penys off vsuale mone off Scotlande to me thancfully lent in my strenzande mysere, and in myne eyes conuertide, ffor ye quhilk somme I haf put in plege, ande als be yir my present Lres putts in plege a feilde rude of my lande arabill, lyande in ye schep flat ner by est ye chapel off ye gren, betwix ye landes off Ione Goffrasonys, als wele to ye est on ye ta part, as to ye west on ye toyer part, of ye quhilk ye ta ende extends to ye scay-gate fornent ye south, ande ye toyer ende to ye dyke of ye gren fornent ye north: To be haldyn ande hade ye saide feilde rude of lande arabill to ye forsaide Ione Zong Thomson, his ayrs, and assigneis, fra me myne ayrs and assigneis, with all freedomys, commoditeis, aysiaments and rychtious pertenant, to sec, rayse, disponde ande occupy at his awyn will euir: Quhill be me myne ayrs or assigneis ye saide some of threttene schelings four penys to ye forsaide Ione Zong Thomson his ayrs or assigneis, berers of yis letter to be fully content, asseichit and pait, betwixt ye son rysing and settying off a day, in ye saide burch off Inuernys, but fraude ande gyle: Ande quhat profits and aythers, ye saide Ione Zong Thomson, his ayrs and assigneis, recouers of ye said lande in ye meyn tyme be na manner off way sal be covntide, reknyt, na alowit in ye forsaide somme bot alvais, I for me myne ayrs and assigneis remitts and forgiffs it foreuir, and quhat tyme ye forsaide lande be frede and lovsit be ye saide soume off mone, ye forsaide Ione his ayrs or assigneis sal occupy, joys and rayse ye profits and froyts (fruits) and hale zere next yairefftir of ye saide lande. Ande I forsuth ye said Ione Campsy, myne ayrs and assigneis, ye forsaide wedsettyne, to ye saide Ione, his ayrs and assigneis, sal warande, acquit, and defende foreuir, with forme and effec forwretyn. In witness off ye quhilk, for quhy I had no sele proper, ye sele of a discret man, Jamys Jonson, yat tyme ane off ye bailzies of ye saide burch off Inuernys, ye quhilk be my resignacionn, gaff state, and saysing, of ye saide lande to ye forsaide Ione Thomson Zong with instance I haf procurit and to yis present Lres gert be hungyn, at Inuernys, ye foure and twenty day off September, ye zere of Godde, a thovsande four hundredth fourty ande nyne zeres: Witnes Jamys Makyson, Jone Ceras, ande Dauid Clark, with others syndri.'

Accession Number: INVMG 2002.046

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Mortgage granted in favour of John Young Thomson, 1449 (Back)

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1440s

charters; legal; law; documents; land rights; property rights; seals; burghs

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Inverness Burgh Documents (1)

This mortgage of a rood of land in the Ship-Flat (schep flat), Inverness, is by Inverness burgess John Campsy, in favour of Inverness burgess, John Young, Thomas' son. According to Charles Fraser-Mackintosh, the Ship-Flat is understood to have lain on the east side of the River Ness but may have extended to both sides of the estuary at this early period.<br /> <br /> The image shows the back of the document.<br /> <br /> The document is dated 20th September 1449 and is written in Scots, one of the earliest two documents in Scots connected with Inverness, the other being dated exactly two months earlier, i.e. 20th July, 1449.<br /> <br /> In his 1875 publication, 'Invernessiana: Contributions Toward a History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599' (pp 117-118), Charles Fraser-Mackintosh transcribes the document 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 /> 'Be it made kende till all men be yir present Lres, me Ione Campsy, burges off Inuernys, to be haldyn ande straytly be yir present Lres to be oblest to a discret man Ione Zonge Thomson, burges off yat ilk burch, in a somme of threttene schelings and four penys off vsuale mone off Scotlande to me thancfully lent in my strenzande mysere, and in myne eyes conuertide, ffor ye quhilk somme I haf put in plege, ande als be yir my present Lres putts in plege a feilde rude of my lande arabill, lyande in ye schep flat ner by est ye chapel off ye gren, betwix ye landes off Ione Goffrasonys, als wele to ye est on ye ta part, as to ye west on ye toyer part, of ye quhilk ye ta ende extends to ye scay-gate fornent ye south, ande ye toyer ende to ye dyke of ye gren fornent ye north: To be haldyn ande hade ye saide feilde rude of lande arabill to ye forsaide Ione Zong Thomson, his ayrs, and assigneis, fra me myne ayrs and assigneis, with all freedomys, commoditeis, aysiaments and rychtious pertenant, to sec, rayse, disponde ande occupy at his awyn will euir: Quhill be me myne ayrs or assigneis ye saide some of threttene schelings four penys to ye forsaide Ione Zong Thomson his ayrs or assigneis, berers of yis letter to be fully content, asseichit and pait, betwixt ye son rysing and settying off a day, in ye saide burch off Inuernys, but fraude ande gyle: Ande quhat profits and aythers, ye saide Ione Zong Thomson, his ayrs and assigneis, recouers of ye said lande in ye meyn tyme be na manner off way sal be covntide, reknyt, na alowit in ye forsaide somme bot alvais, I for me myne ayrs and assigneis remitts and forgiffs it foreuir, and quhat tyme ye forsaide lande be frede and lovsit be ye saide soume off mone, ye forsaide Ione his ayrs or assigneis sal occupy, joys and rayse ye profits and froyts (fruits) and hale zere next yairefftir of ye saide lande. Ande I forsuth ye said Ione Campsy, myne ayrs and assigneis, ye forsaide wedsettyne, to ye saide Ione, his ayrs and assigneis, sal warande, acquit, and defende foreuir, with forme and effec forwretyn. In witness off ye quhilk, for quhy I had no sele proper, ye sele of a discret man, Jamys Jonson, yat tyme ane off ye bailzies of ye saide burch off Inuernys, ye quhilk be my resignacionn, gaff state, and saysing, of ye saide lande to ye forsaide Ione Thomson Zong with instance I haf procurit and to yis present Lres gert be hungyn, at Inuernys, ye foure and twenty day off September, ye zere of Godde, a thovsande four hundredth fourty ande nyne zeres: Witnes Jamys Makyson, Jone Ceras, ande Dauid Clark, with others syndri.'<br /> <br /> Accession Number: INVMG 2002.046 <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>