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Appointment of Lord Thomas of Tain to chaplaincy at Inverness Parish Church, 1451 (Back)
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GB1796_2002_075_2
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Inverness
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INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
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6 March 1451
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1450s
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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
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771
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Appointment of Lord Thomas of Tain to chaplaincy at Inverness Parish Church, 1451 (Back)

In this document dated 6 March 1451 John, Bishop of Moray, confirms the appointment of Lord Thomas of Tain to the chaplaincy of the altar of St Catherine in Inverness parish Church.

The image shows the back 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 120), 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]

'To all and sundry sons of Holy Mother Church, to whose knowledge these present letters shall come, John, by the grace of God, and of the Apostolic See, Bishop of Moray; Greeting, in him who is the true salvation of all: Know, that we for the praise and glory of God omnipotent, the Holy Mother Mary, St Catherine the Virgin, and of all saints, have created, and by pontifical authority of new have erected a perpetual chaplaincy in the Parish Church of Inverness, to the altar of St Catherine in the same, for one chaplain to perform there for ever divine worship for the souls of the most serene prince and our lord, Lord James, by divine clemency King of Scots, and of Queen Mary, his spouse, and for the souls of the late Andrew Reid, burgess of Inverness, and Marjory Grant, his spouse, and for the souls of their predecessors and successors, and of all the faithful dead, to which chaplaincy we attach by said authority and for ever unite all and sundry lands, tenements, acres, crofts, and annual rents acquired by their own conquest by the said late Andrew and Marjory and assigned to said chaplaincy, both lying within and without said burgh, according as in our other letters made thereupon, and specially expressed, and also contained in the register of our Church is more fully contained, which chaplaincy, with all its rights and pertinents, on the request and devout supplication of the said Marjory, and from a sense of love, we bestow upon the discreet man, Lord Thomas of Tayn, presbyter, and with the same also provide him, and have inducted and presently invested him therewith by delivery of our ring, and by committing specially to him the cure and administration thereof in things spiritual and temporal, which chaplain and all chaplains his successors for ever in said chaplaincy, we will and appoint to be bound with the other perpetual chaplains of said church similarly engaged, and bound, to perform the service of the blessed Virgin Mary every Saturday in ecclesiastical garb, with note in said church, and also at vespers on Sundays, and at the greater mass and second vespers on all Sundays and festivals, and the six holidays at the altar of the Holy Cross in foresaid Church: We therefore commit to you, the dean of our Christianity of Inverness, in virtue of your sacred obedience by the tenor of those presents, and command that you induct and appoint the foresaid Lord Thomas, or his procurator in his name, in and to real, actual, and corporal possession of said chaplaincy, and of all the rights and pertinents thereof; and when inducted and appointed canonically, you defend him by strictly restraining contradictors and rebels, if there be any, by ecclesiastical censure by our ordinary authority, and in sign of your appointment and of delivery of possession to him, append your seal on the second tail after ours, to remain for ever with said appointment. Given under our round seal, at our Palace of Spiny, the 6th day of the month of March, in the year of the Lord 1451, according to the course and computation of the Scottish Church and of our consecration the 15th.'

NB - To access the original presentation of this appointment, by Inverness burgess Andrew Reid, you can use Am Baile's 'Advanced Search' facility using the unique identifier GB1796_2002_081_1

Accession Number: INVMG 2002.075

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Appointment of Lord Thomas of Tain to chaplaincy at Inverness Parish Church, 1451 (Back)

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1450s

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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Inverness Burgh Documents (1)

In this document dated 6 March 1451 John, Bishop of Moray, confirms the appointment of Lord Thomas of Tain to the chaplaincy of the altar of St Catherine in Inverness parish Church.<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 120), 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 /> 'To all and sundry sons of Holy Mother Church, to whose knowledge these present letters shall come, John, by the grace of God, and of the Apostolic See, Bishop of Moray; Greeting, in him who is the true salvation of all: Know, that we for the praise and glory of God omnipotent, the Holy Mother Mary, St Catherine the Virgin, and of all saints, have created, and by pontifical authority of new have erected a perpetual chaplaincy in the Parish Church of Inverness, to the altar of St Catherine in the same, for one chaplain to perform there for ever divine worship for the souls of the most serene prince and our lord, Lord James, by divine clemency King of Scots, and of Queen Mary, his spouse, and for the souls of the late Andrew Reid, burgess of Inverness, and Marjory Grant, his spouse, and for the souls of their predecessors and successors, and of all the faithful dead, to which chaplaincy we attach by said authority and for ever unite all and sundry lands, tenements, acres, crofts, and annual rents acquired by their own conquest by the said late Andrew and Marjory and assigned to said chaplaincy, both lying within and without said burgh, according as in our other letters made thereupon, and specially expressed, and also contained in the register of our Church is more fully contained, which chaplaincy, with all its rights and pertinents, on the request and devout supplication of the said Marjory, and from a sense of love, we bestow upon the discreet man, Lord Thomas of Tayn, presbyter, and with the same also provide him, and have inducted and presently invested him therewith by delivery of our ring, and by committing specially to him the cure and administration thereof in things spiritual and temporal, which chaplain and all chaplains his successors for ever in said chaplaincy, we will and appoint to be bound with the other perpetual chaplains of said church similarly engaged, and bound, to perform the service of the blessed Virgin Mary every Saturday in ecclesiastical garb, with note in said church, and also at vespers on Sundays, and at the greater mass and second vespers on all Sundays and festivals, and the six holidays at the altar of the Holy Cross in foresaid Church: We therefore commit to you, the dean of our Christianity of Inverness, in virtue of your sacred obedience by the tenor of those presents, and command that you induct and appoint the foresaid Lord Thomas, or his procurator in his name, in and to real, actual, and corporal possession of said chaplaincy, and of all the rights and pertinents thereof; and when inducted and appointed canonically, you defend him by strictly restraining contradictors and rebels, if there be any, by ecclesiastical censure by our ordinary authority, and in sign of your appointment and of delivery of possession to him, append your seal on the second tail after ours, to remain for ever with said appointment. Given under our round seal, at our Palace of Spiny, the 6th day of the month of March, in the year of the Lord 1451, according to the course and computation of the Scottish Church and of our consecration the 15th.'<br /> <br /> NB - To access the original presentation of this appointment, by Inverness burgess Andrew Reid, you can use Am Baile's 'Advanced Search' facility using the unique identifier GB1796_2002_081_1<br /> <br /> Accession Number: INVMG 2002.075 <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>