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TITLE
Transfer of land to Sir Thomas of Moray, chaplain to St Catherine at Inverness Parish Church, 1484 (Back)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_2002_083_2
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
10 May 1484
PERIOD
1480s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
791
KEYWORDS
charters
legal
law
documents
land rights
property rights
seals
burghs
Transfer of land to Sir Thomas of Moray, chaplain to St Catherine at Inverness Parish Church, 1484 (Back)

This deed, dated 10 May 1484, transfers possession of a rood of land in the west side of the River Ness, to Sir Thomas of Moray, chaplain to St Catherine in Inverness Parish Church. According to Fraser-Mackintosh, the land in question was at the 'Green of Muirtown.'

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 159), 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]

'To all and sundry to whose knowledge these present letters shall come; Greeting in God everlasting: Wit that I, Gilbert the Waus, one of the bailies of the burgh of Inverness, through a pure and simple resignation made in my hands of a rood of land lying on the west side the water of Ness, betwixt the land of our lady of the new ill (new aisle?) to the south, and the land of Andrew Fercharson to the north, the one end extending to the Auld Dike to the east, and the other end to the lands of Kylmylie to the west, by a worshipful woman Marion Pylch, of her own proper conquest, after the decease of her spouse, as her charter made thereupon more fully showeth in itself, into the favours of the Holy Virgin St Catherine, in the Parish Kirk of Inverness, to pray for saull heill (salvation) of her husband, herself and their friends for ever. Therefore, through the virtue of the said resignation made in my hands by the said Marion Pylch, I, the foresaid Gilbert the Waus, have given heritable state and possession of the foresaid rood of land with the pretinents, to Sir Thomas of Moray, that time chaplain to St Catherine in her name, and to his successors for ever. In witness of the which I have appended to this, my letter of sasine, my seal, at the said burgh the tenth day of the month of May, the year of God one thousand four hundred eighty and four years, before these witnesses, Sir Donald Watson, chaplain; John Auchlec, that time one of the bailies of the said burgh; Finlay Merthyson, Alex. Ker, Mulen Roy, Donald Mertyson, and John Cristison, servant, with others sundry.'

Accession Number: INVMG 2002.083

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Transfer of land to Sir Thomas of Moray, chaplain to St Catherine at Inverness Parish Church, 1484 (Back)

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1480s

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

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

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This deed, dated 10 May 1484, transfers possession of a rood of land in the west side of the River Ness, to Sir Thomas of Moray, chaplain to St Catherine in Inverness Parish Church. According to Fraser-Mackintosh, the land in question was at the 'Green of Muirtown.'<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 159), 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 /> 'To all and sundry to whose knowledge these present letters shall come; Greeting in God everlasting: Wit that I, Gilbert the Waus, one of the bailies of the burgh of Inverness, through a pure and simple resignation made in my hands of a rood of land lying on the west side the water of Ness, betwixt the land of our lady of the new ill (new aisle?) to the south, and the land of Andrew Fercharson to the north, the one end extending to the Auld Dike to the east, and the other end to the lands of Kylmylie to the west, by a worshipful woman Marion Pylch, of her own proper conquest, after the decease of her spouse, as her charter made thereupon more fully showeth in itself, into the favours of the Holy Virgin St Catherine, in the Parish Kirk of Inverness, to pray for saull heill (salvation) of her husband, herself and their friends for ever. Therefore, through the virtue of the said resignation made in my hands by the said Marion Pylch, I, the foresaid Gilbert the Waus, have given heritable state and possession of the foresaid rood of land with the pretinents, to Sir Thomas of Moray, that time chaplain to St Catherine in her name, and to his successors for ever. In witness of the which I have appended to this, my letter of sasine, my seal, at the said burgh the tenth day of the month of May, the year of God one thousand four hundred eighty and four years, before these witnesses, Sir Donald Watson, chaplain; John Auchlec, that time one of the bailies of the said burgh; Finlay Merthyson, Alex. Ker, Mulen Roy, Donald Mertyson, and John Cristison, servant, with others sundry.'<br /> <br /> Accession Number: INVMG 2002.083 <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>