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Grant of land rent to Lord John Genour, Parish Church chaplain, 1467 (Front)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_2002_060_1
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
8 July 1467
PERIOD
1460s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
756
KEYWORDS
charters
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law
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land rights
property rights
seals
burghs
Grant of land rent to Lord John Genour, Parish Church chaplain, 1467 (Front)

In this deed dated 8 July 1467 Christiana McFery sells to Lord John Genour, chaplain of the Altar of St Michael, Inverness Parish Church, an annual rent of two shillings out of a particate of land in Bridge Street.

The image shows the front of the document.

In Charles Fraser-Mackintosh's 1875 publication, 'Invernessiana: Contributions Toward a History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599' (p 148), it is recorded that the deed is entitled 'Carta of the annual rent of the land of George Ferchard' and 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]

'To all the faithful in Christ, who shall see or hear of these letters Christiana McFery, daughter and heir of Duncan McFery, late burgess of the burgh of Inverness; Greeting eternal in the Lord: Know all, that I, in my extreme necessity and proved legality, have sold, granted, and by this, my present charter, confirmed to the discreet man Lord John Genour, Chaplain of the Altar of St Michael, the Archangel, lying within the Parish Church of said burgh, for the perpetual use and advantage of said chaplaincy, two shillings of annual rent of one particate of land lying in said burgh, in Bridge Street thereof, on the south side of said street, between the land of Hugh Blont, at the east on the one part, and the land of Alexander Johnson, at the west on the other, whose front extends to the King's common highway at the north, and the back to the Castle Hill, as the other particates of said street extend: To be held and had, said 2s of annual rent by the said chaplain, and the chaplains, his successors, in foresaid chaplaincy, for ever of me, my heirs, and assignees, with all right which I have, or can in future possess, in said land or annual rent, and as freely, quietly, fully, honourably, well, and in peace, as any burgess in the town of Inverness has, holds, or possesses, his annual rents of the lands held, freely, quietly, fully, and honourably, in feu of him: In testimony of which thing, as I had no seal present of my own, I have procured with instance, and caused to be appended, to this, my charter, the seal of the discreet man Hugh Clerk, one of the bailies, who conferred hereditary sasine of said annual rent, as the manner is. At said burgh of Inverness, the 8th day of the month of July, in the year 1467, these being witnesses - Alexander Waus, Hugh Blont, Andrew Cuthbert, Henry Finlay, and Alexander Johnson, and divers other burgesses of said burgh by me called and specially requested.'

Accession Number: INVMG 2002.060

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Grant of land rent to Lord John Genour, Parish Church chaplain, 1467 (Front)

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1460s

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

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Inverness Burgh Documents (1)

In this deed dated 8 July 1467 Christiana McFery sells to Lord John Genour, chaplain of the Altar of St Michael, Inverness Parish Church, an annual rent of two shillings out of a particate of land in Bridge Street.<br /> <br /> The image shows the front 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 148), it is recorded that the deed is entitled 'Carta of the annual rent of the land of George Ferchard' and 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 /> 'To all the faithful in Christ, who shall see or hear of these letters Christiana McFery, daughter and heir of Duncan McFery, late burgess of the burgh of Inverness; Greeting eternal in the Lord: Know all, that I, in my extreme necessity and proved legality, have sold, granted, and by this, my present charter, confirmed to the discreet man Lord John Genour, Chaplain of the Altar of St Michael, the Archangel, lying within the Parish Church of said burgh, for the perpetual use and advantage of said chaplaincy, two shillings of annual rent of one particate of land lying in said burgh, in Bridge Street thereof, on the south side of said street, between the land of Hugh Blont, at the east on the one part, and the land of Alexander Johnson, at the west on the other, whose front extends to the King's common highway at the north, and the back to the Castle Hill, as the other particates of said street extend: To be held and had, said 2s of annual rent by the said chaplain, and the chaplains, his successors, in foresaid chaplaincy, for ever of me, my heirs, and assignees, with all right which I have, or can in future possess, in said land or annual rent, and as freely, quietly, fully, honourably, well, and in peace, as any burgess in the town of Inverness has, holds, or possesses, his annual rents of the lands held, freely, quietly, fully, and honourably, in feu of him: In testimony of which thing, as I had no seal present of my own, I have procured with instance, and caused to be appended, to this, my charter, the seal of the discreet man Hugh Clerk, one of the bailies, who conferred hereditary sasine of said annual rent, as the manner is. At said burgh of Inverness, the 8th day of the month of July, in the year 1467, these being witnesses - Alexander Waus, Hugh Blont, Andrew Cuthbert, Henry Finlay, and Alexander Johnson, and divers other burgesses of said burgh by me called and specially requested.'<br /> <br /> Accession Number: INVMG 2002.060 <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>