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TITLE
Sale of land in Church Street, Inverness, 1443 (Back)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_2002_126_2
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
17 August 1443
PERIOD
1440s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
881
KEYWORDS
charters
legal
law
documents
land rights
property rights
seals
burghs
Sale of land in Church Street, Inverness, 1443 (Back)

In this badly stained document dated 17 August 1443, land in Church Street, Inverness is sold to Andrew Rede, burgess of Inverness.

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 112) 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, Maurice Kerde and Donald Moray, tutors of Catherine, daughter of Duncan Goldsmyt, late burgess in Inverness; Greeting eternal in the Lord: Know that we, with the consent and assent of Evote Stewart, husband of the said Catherine, and of the other relatives of the parents, both on the father's side and the mother's, have given, granted, alienated, and by title of sale sold, and by this our present charter confirmed to our beloved Andrew Rede, burgess of said burgh, all that particate of land, with the pertinents lying within the burgh of Inverness, in the Church Street thereof, on the east side of said street, as it extends itself in length from the King's common highway of said Church Street towards the west, to the old ditch towards the east, between the land of the foresaid Andrew, on the south on the one part, and the land of Morice Stewart, at the north on the other, for a certain sum of money, &c., &c: Giving therefor yearly, to our lord the King, the service used and wont, and to the heirs of William Pilche, late Lord of Garty, or his assignees, 2s at two terms in the year, &c: In testimony of which thing, because we had no seals of our own, we, Maurice and Donald, in name of the said Catherine, have with instance, procured the seals of Ronald Clerk and Thomas Tailzeour, two of the bailies of said burgh, to be appended to these presents, and for the greater evidence of the matter and knowledge of the premises, the foresaid Evote Stewart, husband of the said Catherine, for himself and the other family relatives, as he had not seal of his own, with instance, procured to be appended to this charter the seal of Donald Faber, burgess of said burgh, and likewise we, both with one assent, have procured the common seal of said burgh to be appended to this charter. At said burgh, the 17th day of August 1443: Witnesses - John Grant, Laurence Carrane, John Mechison, Andrew Grame, Patrick Ferguson, James Aludes, John Nale, John Blak, Nicolas Man, John Gray, John Pilche, Donald Johnson, Walter Thomson, Thomas Cuthbert, Hugh Clerk, James Johnson, Robert Nicolson, Sandy Waus, and William Buthe, and divers others.'

Accession Number: INVMG 2002.126

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Sale of land in Church Street, Inverness, 1443 (Back)

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 badly stained document dated 17 August 1443, land in Church Street, Inverness is sold to Andrew Rede, burgess of Inverness.<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 112) 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, Maurice Kerde and Donald Moray, tutors of Catherine, daughter of Duncan Goldsmyt, late burgess in Inverness; Greeting eternal in the Lord: Know that we, with the consent and assent of Evote Stewart, husband of the said Catherine, and of the other relatives of the parents, both on the father's side and the mother's, have given, granted, alienated, and by title of sale sold, and by this our present charter confirmed to our beloved Andrew Rede, burgess of said burgh, all that particate of land, with the pertinents lying within the burgh of Inverness, in the Church Street thereof, on the east side of said street, as it extends itself in length from the King's common highway of said Church Street towards the west, to the old ditch towards the east, between the land of the foresaid Andrew, on the south on the one part, and the land of Morice Stewart, at the north on the other, for a certain sum of money, &c., &c: Giving therefor yearly, to our lord the King, the service used and wont, and to the heirs of William Pilche, late Lord of Garty, or his assignees, 2s at two terms in the year, &c: In testimony of which thing, because we had no seals of our own, we, Maurice and Donald, in name of the said Catherine, have with instance, procured the seals of Ronald Clerk and Thomas Tailzeour, two of the bailies of said burgh, to be appended to these presents, and for the greater evidence of the matter and knowledge of the premises, the foresaid Evote Stewart, husband of the said Catherine, for himself and the other family relatives, as he had not seal of his own, with instance, procured to be appended to this charter the seal of Donald Faber, burgess of said burgh, and likewise we, both with one assent, have procured the common seal of said burgh to be appended to this charter. At said burgh, the 17th day of August 1443: Witnesses - John Grant, Laurence Carrane, John Mechison, Andrew Grame, Patrick Ferguson, James Aludes, John Nale, John Blak, Nicolas Man, John Gray, John Pilche, Donald Johnson, Walter Thomson, Thomas Cuthbert, Hugh Clerk, James Johnson, Robert Nicolson, Sandy Waus, and William Buthe, and divers others.'<br /> <br /> Accession Number: INVMG 2002.126 <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>