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Grant of Land by Henry Finlayson to Sir Thomas of Moray, Chaplain, 1478 (Back)
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GB1796_2002_102_2
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
8 January 1478
PERIOD
1470s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
823
KEYWORDS
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Grant of Land by Henry Finlayson to Sir Thomas of Moray, Chaplain, 1478 (Back)

In this deed dated 8 January 1478, Henry Finlayson grants to Sir Thomas of Moray, chaplain to St Catherine, a rood of land in Doomsdale, between the land of Alexander Fleming to the south, and the land of Sandy Tailor to the north.

The image shows the back of the document.

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.

In Charles Fraser-Mackintosh's 1875 publication, 'Invernessiana: Contributions Toward a History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599' (p 153), 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: Wit me, Henry Finlayson, one of the bailies of the burgh of Inverness, to have given heritable state and possession to a worshipful man, Sir Thomas of Moray, chaplain to St Catherine, of a rood of land lying in Doomsdale, on the east side of that same, betwixt the land of Alexander Fleming to the south, and the land of Sandy Tailzour to the north, the front extending to the king's gate to the west, and the tail to the old dyke to the east: The which rood of land, Gibby Reid, daughter of the late David Reid, resigned over purely and simply in my hands in favour of the foresaid Sir Thomas of Moray, in the name and on behalf of the holy virgin St Catherine, except that the infeftment be reserved to her mother, Maude Waus, for all the days of her life, and, after her decease, incoming perpetually to St Catherine, without any claim, challenge, or impediment, and this to all and sundry to whom it effeirs I make it known: In witness of the which I have put my seal to this letter of sasine, at the foresaid burgh of Inverness, the 8th day of the month of January, the year of God 1478 years, before these witnesses - Huchone Clerk, John Kanyt, Symonde, John Smyth, and Robert Scherer, messenger, with others sundry.'

The deed is endorsed on the reverse 'Ane rood of land in Doomesdale given purely by Gibie Reed and her heirs to St Catherine's chaplains and their successors,' dated at Inverness on the 4th June 1478.

Accession Number: INVMG 2002.102

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Grant of Land by Henry Finlayson to Sir Thomas of Moray, Chaplain, 1478 (Back)

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1470s

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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

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In this deed dated 8 January 1478, Henry Finlayson grants to Sir Thomas of Moray, chaplain to St Catherine, a rood of land in Doomsdale, between the land of Alexander Fleming to the south, and the land of Sandy Tailor to the north.<br /> <br /> The image shows the back of the document.<br /> <br /> 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 /> In Charles Fraser-Mackintosh's 1875 publication, 'Invernessiana: Contributions Toward a History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599' (p 153), 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: Wit me, Henry Finlayson, one of the bailies of the burgh of Inverness, to have given heritable state and possession to a worshipful man, Sir Thomas of Moray, chaplain to St Catherine, of a rood of land lying in Doomsdale, on the east side of that same, betwixt the land of Alexander Fleming to the south, and the land of Sandy Tailzour to the north, the front extending to the king's gate to the west, and the tail to the old dyke to the east: The which rood of land, Gibby Reid, daughter of the late David Reid, resigned over purely and simply in my hands in favour of the foresaid Sir Thomas of Moray, in the name and on behalf of the holy virgin St Catherine, except that the infeftment be reserved to her mother, Maude Waus, for all the days of her life, and, after her decease, incoming perpetually to St Catherine, without any claim, challenge, or impediment, and this to all and sundry to whom it effeirs I make it known: In witness of the which I have put my seal to this letter of sasine, at the foresaid burgh of Inverness, the 8th day of the month of January, the year of God 1478 years, before these witnesses - Huchone Clerk, John Kanyt, Symonde, John Smyth, and Robert Scherer, messenger, with others sundry.'<br /> <br /> The deed is endorsed on the reverse 'Ane rood of land in Doomesdale given purely by Gibie Reed and her heirs to St Catherine's chaplains and their successors,' dated at Inverness on the 4th June 1478.<br /> <br /> Accession Number: INVMG 2002.102 <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>