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Sale of 5 acres of land in the Old Castle area, 1447 (Front)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_2002_104_1
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
14 April 1447
PERIOD
1440s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
828
KEYWORDS
charters
legal
law
documents
land rights
property rights
seals
burghs
Sale of 5 acres of land in the Old Castle area, 1447 (Front)

In this document dated 14 April 1447, Donald of the Old Castle sells to William de Bught, four acres of land lying in the lordship of the Old Castle, and one acre near the stream of Scourburn.

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' (p 113) 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, Donald of the Old Castle, Lord of that Ilk; Greeting eternal in the Lord: Know that I, with consent and assent of the great and potent Lord Archibald de Douglas, Earl of Moray, have given, granted, and by deed of sale, have given, and alienated from me and my heirs for ever, to my beloved William de Buyche (Bught), burgess of Inverness, five acres of my land lying in the lordship of the old Castle, four of which lie together near the Bradstane twixt the land of the Blessed Virgin Mary on both sides, both on the south and north, and the fifth acre of land lies near the stream of Scourburn, as foresaid burn runs towards the south, and my own land towards the north on the other, for a certain sum of money given and fully paid to me in my pressing necessity: To be held and had, the foresaid five acres of land, with the pertinents, by foresaid William, his heirs and assignees of me, my heirs and assignees, in feu and heritage for ever, by all their old and right marches and divisions, with all their commodities, liberties, and easements, and just pertinents whatsoever, as well not named as named, belonging to said acres of land, with the pertinents, or which, in future can in any way belong, freely, quietly, wholly, fully, and honourably, well and in peace, without revocation for ever: Giving therefor yearly the foresaid William, his heirs and assignees, to me and my heirs, two pence of the usual money of Scotland, in name of blench farm if asked, in lieu of all other burden, secular service, exaction, or demand, which can be exacted, or required, by me or my heirs: And I , the foresaid Donald, and my heirs, shall warrant, acquit, and for ever defend foresaid five acres of land with the pertinents in, and by all ways as is foresaid to the foresaid William, his heirs and assignees; of which five acres, with the pertinents, I have given to the foresaid William, sasine and hereditary state with effect, reserving all rights as the custom is: In testimony of which thing I have caused my seal to be appended to this my present charter: At the burgh of Inverness, of the 14th day of the month of April, in the year of the Lord 1447: the witnesses being - John Grant, Thomas Cuthbert, Alex. Waus, Hugh Andrew, and Henry McLelan; with many others called and specially asked.'

Accession Number: INVMG 2002.104

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Sale of 5 acres of land in the Old Castle area, 1447 (Front)

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1440s

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

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Inverness Burgh Documents (1)

In this document dated 14 April 1447, Donald of the Old Castle sells to William de Bught, four acres of land lying in the lordship of the Old Castle, and one acre near the stream of Scourburn.<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' (p 113) 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, Donald of the Old Castle, Lord of that Ilk; Greeting eternal in the Lord: Know that I, with consent and assent of the great and potent Lord Archibald de Douglas, Earl of Moray, have given, granted, and by deed of sale, have given, and alienated from me and my heirs for ever, to my beloved William de Buyche (Bught), burgess of Inverness, five acres of my land lying in the lordship of the old Castle, four of which lie together near the Bradstane twixt the land of the Blessed Virgin Mary on both sides, both on the south and north, and the fifth acre of land lies near the stream of Scourburn, as foresaid burn runs towards the south, and my own land towards the north on the other, for a certain sum of money given and fully paid to me in my pressing necessity: To be held and had, the foresaid five acres of land, with the pertinents, by foresaid William, his heirs and assignees of me, my heirs and assignees, in feu and heritage for ever, by all their old and right marches and divisions, with all their commodities, liberties, and easements, and just pertinents whatsoever, as well not named as named, belonging to said acres of land, with the pertinents, or which, in future can in any way belong, freely, quietly, wholly, fully, and honourably, well and in peace, without revocation for ever: Giving therefor yearly the foresaid William, his heirs and assignees, to me and my heirs, two pence of the usual money of Scotland, in name of blench farm if asked, in lieu of all other burden, secular service, exaction, or demand, which can be exacted, or required, by me or my heirs: And I , the foresaid Donald, and my heirs, shall warrant, acquit, and for ever defend foresaid five acres of land with the pertinents in, and by all ways as is foresaid to the foresaid William, his heirs and assignees; of which five acres, with the pertinents, I have given to the foresaid William, sasine and hereditary state with effect, reserving all rights as the custom is: In testimony of which thing I have caused my seal to be appended to this my present charter: At the burgh of Inverness, of the 14th day of the month of April, in the year of the Lord 1447: the witnesses being - John Grant, Thomas Cuthbert, Alex. Waus, Hugh Andrew, and Henry McLelan; with many others called and specially asked.'<br /> <br /> Accession Number: INVMG 2002.104 <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>