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TITLE
Sasine of Land in Kirkgate, 6th July 1481 (Front)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_2002_076_1
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
6 July 1481
PERIOD
1480s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
773
KEYWORDS
charters
legal
law
documents
land rights
property rights
seals
burghs
Sasine of Land in Kirkgate, 6th July 1481 (Front)

In this charter dated 6 July 1481, Inverness burgess Alexander Donaldson sells a piece of land in Church Street to Lord Thomas Moravia.

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' (pp 154-155), 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 who shall see or hear of this charter, Alexander Donaldson, son and heir of the late Donald Symonson, burgess of Inverness; Greeting, eternal in the Lord: Know that I, with consent and assent of Matilda my mother and of my friends and relatives, have given, granted, and by this my present charter confirmed, to the honourable man Lord Thomas Moravia, a piece of my land lying in said burgh, in Church Street, on the east side thereof, between the land of Thomas Johnson at the south, and the land of Marjory Awes at the north, in breadth, and in length from my own land at the west, towards "le foull poull" at the east, upon which piece a barn is built containing three couples and two forks, and on the west part of said land, without the barn, a bigging or chamber which is well and completely enclosed, without any impediment or obstacle, for a certain sum of money, which the foresaid Lord Thomas completely and faithfully paid into my hands, with which I hold me well content, pacified, and paid: To be held and had, said piece of land with the edfices and enclosure as said is, of me, my heirs and assignees, by the foresaid Lord Thomas, his heirs and assignees in feu and heritage forever, with all commodities, liberties, and easements, and their just pertinents whatsoever, as well not named as named, belonging to the said piece of land with the edifices and enclosure, or which may in future in any way justly belong, freely, quietly, wholly, honourably, well and in peace, and without any annual to any one, but freely to himself and his heirs as said is: And I, the said Alexander, my heirs and assignees, shall warrant, acquit, and for ever defend said piece of land with the enclosure and edifices as said is against all mortals: In testimony of which matter, as I had no seal of my own present, I have procured with great instance, and caused to be appended to this my present charter, the seal of the discreet man Andrew Ferchard, one of the bailies of said burgh, who for me gave with effect sasine and hereditary possession of said piece of land with the enclosure to the said Lord Thomas: At said burgh the 6th day of the month of July in the year of the Lord 1481. Witnesses - Lord Thomas Johnson, Lord William Partick, Hugh Anguson, John Alexanderson, Thomas Grey, servitor, with many others called and specially asked.'

Accession Number: INVMG 2002.076

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Sasine of Land in Kirkgate, 6th July 1481 (Front)

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1480s

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

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Inverness Burgh Documents (1)

In this charter dated 6 July 1481, Inverness burgess Alexander Donaldson sells a piece of land in Church Street to Lord Thomas Moravia.<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' (pp 154-155), 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 who shall see or hear of this charter, Alexander Donaldson, son and heir of the late Donald Symonson, burgess of Inverness; Greeting, eternal in the Lord: Know that I, with consent and assent of Matilda my mother and of my friends and relatives, have given, granted, and by this my present charter confirmed, to the honourable man Lord Thomas Moravia, a piece of my land lying in said burgh, in Church Street, on the east side thereof, between the land of Thomas Johnson at the south, and the land of Marjory Awes at the north, in breadth, and in length from my own land at the west, towards "le foull poull" at the east, upon which piece a barn is built containing three couples and two forks, and on the west part of said land, without the barn, a bigging or chamber which is well and completely enclosed, without any impediment or obstacle, for a certain sum of money, which the foresaid Lord Thomas completely and faithfully paid into my hands, with which I hold me well content, pacified, and paid: To be held and had, said piece of land with the edfices and enclosure as said is, of me, my heirs and assignees, by the foresaid Lord Thomas, his heirs and assignees in feu and heritage forever, with all commodities, liberties, and easements, and their just pertinents whatsoever, as well not named as named, belonging to the said piece of land with the edifices and enclosure, or which may in future in any way justly belong, freely, quietly, wholly, honourably, well and in peace, and without any annual to any one, but freely to himself and his heirs as said is: And I, the said Alexander, my heirs and assignees, shall warrant, acquit, and for ever defend said piece of land with the enclosure and edifices as said is against all mortals: In testimony of which matter, as I had no seal of my own present, I have procured with great instance, and caused to be appended to this my present charter, the seal of the discreet man Andrew Ferchard, one of the bailies of said burgh, who for me gave with effect sasine and hereditary possession of said piece of land with the enclosure to the said Lord Thomas: At said burgh the 6th day of the month of July in the year of the Lord 1481. Witnesses - Lord Thomas Johnson, Lord William Partick, Hugh Anguson, John Alexanderson, Thomas Grey, servitor, with many others called and specially asked.'<br /> <br /> Accession Number: INVMG 2002.076 <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>