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Grant of land to the chaplaincy of St Catherine, Inverness Parish Church, 1484 (Back)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_2002_057_2
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
18 January 1484
PERIOD
1480s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
755
KEYWORDS
charters
legal
law
documents
land rights
property rights
seals
burghs
Grant of land to the chaplaincy of St Catherine, Inverness Parish Church, 1484 (Back)

The following deed is dated 18th January 1484. It is endorsed, 'A charter of John Kenneth's son and Elizabeth Ostlerach, of a rood of land in Doomsdale, given by them to the Holy Virgin, St Katherine, and her chaplains and their successors for ever, from them and their heirs.'

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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' (p 158), the document is translated from the original Scots 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]

'Till all and sundry, to whose knowledge these present letters shall come; Greeting: Wit me, John Kennethson, burgess of Inverness, to have given and granted, and by these, my present letters, freely to give and grant to the Holy Virgin St Catherine, and to the chaplain that makes her services in the Parish Church of Inverness, one rood of my land of my own acquiring, bigged, lying within the said burgh of Inverness in Doomsdale, upon the east side of that same, betwixt the land of William Thomson to the north on the one part, and the land of Alexander Miller to the south on the other part, the front extending to the King's Gate to the west, and the tail to the Barnhill to the east: To be holden, and had, the foresaid rood of land, with the bigging and pertinents, from me, my heirs, executors, and assignees, to the foresaid St Catherine, her chaplain and his successors for ever, except that I, and Elizabeth my spouse, remain with the said land for all the days of our lives, and after both our deceases, incoming to the said St Catherine and her chaplains for ever, without any obstacle, impediment, or demand, of us, our heirs, executors, or assignees, or any others in our name: The said chaplain paying yearly all annual and King's mail after both our deceases, that pertain to the said rood of land: And attour, we the foresaids John and Elizabeth my spouse, bind and oblige us to pay yearly, so long as any of us lives, to the said Virgin and her chaplain, one pound of wax in taking of possession: And upon this I, the foresaid John Kennethson, on my own good will, hale in body and mind, have made free, pure, and simple resignation in the hands of John Auchlic, that time one of the bailies of the said burgh, into the favours of the said Holy Virgin St Catherine, and have procured his seal hereto, together with the seal of Andrew Farquharson, that time alderman of Inverness, to this my letters of resignation, to be appended, at the said burgh, the xviii day of the month of January, the year of God one thousand four hundred, eighty and four years, before these witnesses - Symon Thomson, John Smyth, Finlay Brabener, John Moyr, Thomas Gray, and John Skinner, servants, with others sundry.'

Accession Number: INVMG 2002.057

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Grant of land to the chaplaincy of St Catherine, Inverness Parish Church, 1484 (Back)

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1480s

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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

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The following deed is dated 18th January 1484. It is endorsed, 'A charter of John Kenneth's son and Elizabeth Ostlerach, of a rood of land in Doomsdale, given by them to the Holy Virgin, St Katherine, and her chaplains and their successors for ever, from them and their heirs.'<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' (p 158), the document is translated from the original Scots 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 /> 'Till all and sundry, to whose knowledge these present letters shall come; Greeting: Wit me, John Kennethson, burgess of Inverness, to have given and granted, and by these, my present letters, freely to give and grant to the Holy Virgin St Catherine, and to the chaplain that makes her services in the Parish Church of Inverness, one rood of my land of my own acquiring, bigged, lying within the said burgh of Inverness in Doomsdale, upon the east side of that same, betwixt the land of William Thomson to the north on the one part, and the land of Alexander Miller to the south on the other part, the front extending to the King's Gate to the west, and the tail to the Barnhill to the east: To be holden, and had, the foresaid rood of land, with the bigging and pertinents, from me, my heirs, executors, and assignees, to the foresaid St Catherine, her chaplain and his successors for ever, except that I, and Elizabeth my spouse, remain with the said land for all the days of our lives, and after both our deceases, incoming to the said St Catherine and her chaplains for ever, without any obstacle, impediment, or demand, of us, our heirs, executors, or assignees, or any others in our name: The said chaplain paying yearly all annual and King's mail after both our deceases, that pertain to the said rood of land: And attour, we the foresaids John and Elizabeth my spouse, bind and oblige us to pay yearly, so long as any of us lives, to the said Virgin and her chaplain, one pound of wax in taking of possession: And upon this I, the foresaid John Kennethson, on my own good will, hale in body and mind, have made free, pure, and simple resignation in the hands of John Auchlic, that time one of the bailies of the said burgh, into the favours of the said Holy Virgin St Catherine, and have procured his seal hereto, together with the seal of Andrew Farquharson, that time alderman of Inverness, to this my letters of resignation, to be appended, at the said burgh, the xviii day of the month of January, the year of God one thousand four hundred, eighty and four years, before these witnesses - Symon Thomson, John Smyth, Finlay Brabener, John Moyr, Thomas Gray, and John Skinner, servants, with others sundry.'<br /> <br /> Accession Number: INVMG 2002.057 <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>