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TITLE
Royal Charter Regarding Burgh Trade, 1428 (Back)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_2002_100_2
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
28 August 1428
PERIOD
1420s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
819
KEYWORDS
charters
legal
law
documents
land rights
property rights
seals
burghs
Royal Charter Regarding Burgh Trade, 1428 (Back)

In this Royal Charter dated 28 August 1428, King James I protects the trading privileges of the burgh of Inverness. All goods must be bought and sold at the local market and not outside the burgh boundaries.

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 104), 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]

'James, by the grace of God, King of Scots, to the Provost and Bailies of our Burgh of Inverness; Greeting: Whereas on the part of the burgesses of our Burgh of Inverness, it has reached our ears by way of common complaint, that some persons dwelling within the bounds and liberty of said burgh usurp and infringe its liberty and privilege, by buying and selling merchandise or other saleable goods, beyond the said burgh, to the no small loss and prejudice of our said burgh: Therefore, we strictly command and charge you, that in the accustomed places of the said burgh and liberties thereof, ye cause to be publicly proclaimed, by our authority, that those inhabiting all and singular the bounds of the said burgh and liberty thereof, who have any merchandise or goods whatsoever to be sold, shall assemble at the market place of our said burgh for selling them, and shall actually present themselves there as in our other burghs and their liberties, as the custom is and as is observed within our kingdom: That if they shall not obey our commands in the premises, we will and ordain that all merchandise and goods of the foresaid description thus afterwards bought and sold beyond our burgh, be fully escheated, confiscated, and specially retained by you, under our authority, for our use and benefit: Whereupon we, by these presents, commit to you and each of you, conjunctly and severally, our power and authority: Given under the testimonial of our great seal at Inverness, the 28th day of August, in the twenty-third year of our reign (1428).'

Accession Number: INVMG 2002.100

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Royal Charter Regarding Burgh Trade, 1428 (Back)

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1420s

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

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Inverness Burgh Documents (1)

In this Royal Charter dated 28 August 1428, King James I protects the trading privileges of the burgh of Inverness. All goods must be bought and sold at the local market and not outside the burgh boundaries.<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 104), 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 /> 'James, by the grace of God, King of Scots, to the Provost and Bailies of our Burgh of Inverness; Greeting: Whereas on the part of the burgesses of our Burgh of Inverness, it has reached our ears by way of common complaint, that some persons dwelling within the bounds and liberty of said burgh usurp and infringe its liberty and privilege, by buying and selling merchandise or other saleable goods, beyond the said burgh, to the no small loss and prejudice of our said burgh: Therefore, we strictly command and charge you, that in the accustomed places of the said burgh and liberties thereof, ye cause to be publicly proclaimed, by our authority, that those inhabiting all and singular the bounds of the said burgh and liberty thereof, who have any merchandise or goods whatsoever to be sold, shall assemble at the market place of our said burgh for selling them, and shall actually present themselves there as in our other burghs and their liberties, as the custom is and as is observed within our kingdom: That if they shall not obey our commands in the premises, we will and ordain that all merchandise and goods of the foresaid description thus afterwards bought and sold beyond our burgh, be fully escheated, confiscated, and specially retained by you, under our authority, for our use and benefit: Whereupon we, by these presents, commit to you and each of you, conjunctly and severally, our power and authority: Given under the testimonial of our great seal at Inverness, the 28th day of August, in the twenty-third year of our reign (1428).'<br /> <br /> Accession Number: INVMG 2002.100 <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>