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TITLE
Sale of annual rent of land in Church Street, Inverness, 1462 (Front)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_2002_137_1
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
15 January 1462
PERIOD
1460s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
892
KEYWORDS
charters
legal
law
documents
land rights
property rights
seals
burghs
Sale of annual rent of land in Church Street, Inverness, 1462 (Front)

In this document dated 15 January 1462, Angus Macculloch sells to William de Bught, an annual rent of four shillings from a particate of land in Church Street.

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 141), 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, Angus Makculloch; Greeting eternal in the Lord: Know that I, with consent and assent of Eufamia, my spouse, and also of Alexander, my heir, have given, granted, and by title of sale for ever alienated, and also by my present charter confirmed to my beloved and special friend William de Botha, burgess of Inverness, 4s of annual rent due to me, to be obtained and levied from one particate of building land which is now built upon, and from one acre of arable land, said particate pertaining thereto, however, to serve as a guide in the obtaining and levying of said 4s of annual rent, that is to say, if it happen that the buildings erected and to be erected upon said particate of land, whether by means of incursions of enemies, fire, or any other unexpected chance whatever be destroyed, burnt, or demolished, then certainly the said particate shall not, which God forbid, be bound for said 4s, then thereafter and not before, said 4s of annual rent shall be asked, obtained, and levied always from foresaid acre of arable land until the time that new buildings be restored, repaired, and efficiently constructed on said particate, which lies in Church Street, in the west part of said burgh of Inverness, between the land of Duncan the Pedlar, at the south on the one part, and the land of John Donaldson at the north on the other, whose front extends to the King's common highway, and the back to the River Ness towards the west, and the acre of arable land lies in divers places by divided riggs, whereof three small riggs lie on the south side of the Chapel of St Thomas, between the land of the Altar of St Michael of the Parish Church of said burgh which once belonged to John Gaufride on both sides towards the south, and north, stretching to the rigg called the chief rigg in the Gairbrade towards the east, and the back to the land which is commonly called "le rycht Wendyng" towards the west. Item - other two small riggs of said acre lie on the north side of said chapel eastward between the land of the heirs of the late John Michaelson at the south on the one side, and the land of the altar of St Catherine of the Virgin towards the north whose fronts extend to said chief rigg in the Gairbrade towards the east, and the backs to said chapel towards the west, for a certain sum of money, &c. Sealed with the seal of John Thomson, provost, and of John Scheves, one of the bailies, who gave sasine. At said burgh, 15th January 1462. Witnesses - Alexander Waus, Alexander Duff, Donald Scissor, Bricius Scissor, Thomas Magness, burgesses, and many others.'

Accession Number: INVMG 2002.137

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Sale of annual rent of land in Church Street, Inverness, 1462 (Front)

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1460s

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

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Inverness Burgh Documents (1)

In this document dated 15 January 1462, Angus Macculloch sells to William de Bught, an annual rent of four shillings from a particate of land in Church Street.<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 141), 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, Angus Makculloch; Greeting eternal in the Lord: Know that I, with consent and assent of Eufamia, my spouse, and also of Alexander, my heir, have given, granted, and by title of sale for ever alienated, and also by my present charter confirmed to my beloved and special friend William de Botha, burgess of Inverness, 4s of annual rent due to me, to be obtained and levied from one particate of building land which is now built upon, and from one acre of arable land, said particate pertaining thereto, however, to serve as a guide in the obtaining and levying of said 4s of annual rent, that is to say, if it happen that the buildings erected and to be erected upon said particate of land, whether by means of incursions of enemies, fire, or any other unexpected chance whatever be destroyed, burnt, or demolished, then certainly the said particate shall not, which God forbid, be bound for said 4s, then thereafter and not before, said 4s of annual rent shall be asked, obtained, and levied always from foresaid acre of arable land until the time that new buildings be restored, repaired, and efficiently constructed on said particate, which lies in Church Street, in the west part of said burgh of Inverness, between the land of Duncan the Pedlar, at the south on the one part, and the land of John Donaldson at the north on the other, whose front extends to the King's common highway, and the back to the River Ness towards the west, and the acre of arable land lies in divers places by divided riggs, whereof three small riggs lie on the south side of the Chapel of St Thomas, between the land of the Altar of St Michael of the Parish Church of said burgh which once belonged to John Gaufride on both sides towards the south, and north, stretching to the rigg called the chief rigg in the Gairbrade towards the east, and the back to the land which is commonly called "le rycht Wendyng" towards the west. Item - other two small riggs of said acre lie on the north side of said chapel eastward between the land of the heirs of the late John Michaelson at the south on the one side, and the land of the altar of St Catherine of the Virgin towards the north whose fronts extend to said chief rigg in the Gairbrade towards the east, and the backs to said chapel towards the west, for a certain sum of money, &c. Sealed with the seal of John Thomson, provost, and of John Scheves, one of the bailies, who gave sasine. At said burgh, 15th January 1462. Witnesses - Alexander Waus, Alexander Duff, Donald Scissor, Bricius Scissor, Thomas Magness, burgesses, and many others.'<br /> <br /> Accession Number: INVMG 2002.137 <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>