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TITLE
Grant of annual rent of 3s from land in Doomsdale, 1440 (Front)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_2002_065_1
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
17 April 1440
PERIOD
1440s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
763
KEYWORDS
charters
legal
law
documents
land rights
property rights
seals
burghs
Grant of annual rent of 3s from land in Doomsdale, 1440 (Front)

In this grant dated 17 April 1440, John Bathane sells to Alexander Waus an annual rent of three shillings from a particate of land in Doomsdale Street. Waus was a surname long connected with Inverness and according to Charles Fraser-Mackintosh, this is the first time it appears in early documents. Doomsdale, also referred to in documents as 'Doomesdale', 'Dymisdail', Dymisdale, 'Domysdail', Dymisdall, 'Domisdaill', 'Dymingisdale', 'Dammysdaile, Demyngisdall, 'Damisdaille' and 'Damysdale' was the area around Castle Street.

The image shows the front of the document.

In his 1875 publication, 'Invernessiana: Contributions Toward a History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599' (p 110), Charles Fraser-Mackintosh translates and paraphrases the original Latin 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]

'In 1440 the name of Waus, so long and honourably connected with Inverness, appears for the first time in a deed by John Bathane, heir of the late Thomas Bathane, burgess of Inverness, who sells to his cousin Alexander Waus, and Janet, his spouse, and their heirs and assignees, an annual rent of 3s of the usual money of Scotland, of one particate of land lying in the Dymisdale Street, on the west side thereof, which lies between the land of the late Magnus Sartor at the south on the one part, and the common vennel at the north on the other, whose front extends to the King's common highway towards the east, and the back to the ridge of the Castle Hill towards the west, &c. 'In testimony of which, since I have not my own seal present, I have, with instance, procured and caused to be appended to these presents the seals of the provident men, Andrew Reide, Provost of said burgh, and Hugh Clerk, one of the bailies, and for the greater evidence of the matter, the common seal of said burgh. At foresaid burgh of Inverness, the 17th day of the month of April 1440. Present - Thomas Cuthbert, John Blak, Donald Ker, and Morice M'Colon, burgesses of said burgh; with many other witnesses.'

Accession Number: INVMG 2002.065

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Grant of annual rent of 3s from land in Doomsdale, 1440 (Front)

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1440s

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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Inverness Burgh Documents (1)

In this grant dated 17 April 1440, John Bathane sells to Alexander Waus an annual rent of three shillings from a particate of land in Doomsdale Street. Waus was a surname long connected with Inverness and according to Charles Fraser-Mackintosh, this is the first time it appears in early documents. Doomsdale, also referred to in documents as 'Doomesdale', 'Dymisdail', Dymisdale, 'Domysdail', Dymisdall, 'Domisdaill', 'Dymingisdale', 'Dammysdaile, Demyngisdall, 'Damisdaille' and 'Damysdale' was the area around Castle Street.<br /> <br /> The image shows the front of the document.<br /> <br /> In his 1875 publication, 'Invernessiana: Contributions Toward a History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599' (p 110), Charles Fraser-Mackintosh translates and paraphrases the original Latin 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 /> 'In 1440 the name of Waus, so long and honourably connected with Inverness, appears for the first time in a deed by John Bathane, heir of the late Thomas Bathane, burgess of Inverness, who sells to his cousin Alexander Waus, and Janet, his spouse, and their heirs and assignees, an annual rent of 3s of the usual money of Scotland, of one particate of land lying in the Dymisdale Street, on the west side thereof, which lies between the land of the late Magnus Sartor at the south on the one part, and the common vennel at the north on the other, whose front extends to the King's common highway towards the east, and the back to the ridge of the Castle Hill towards the west, &c. 'In testimony of which, since I have not my own seal present, I have, with instance, procured and caused to be appended to these presents the seals of the provident men, Andrew Reide, Provost of said burgh, and Hugh Clerk, one of the bailies, and for the greater evidence of the matter, the common seal of said burgh. At foresaid burgh of Inverness, the 17th day of the month of April 1440. Present - Thomas Cuthbert, John Blak, Donald Ker, and Morice M'Colon, burgesses of said burgh; with many other witnesses.'<br /> <br /> Accession Number: INVMG 2002.065 <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>