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TITLE
Infeftment of Sir Thomas Coupland, 1480 (Back)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_2002_138_2
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
15 July 1490
PERIOD
1490s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
897
KEYWORDS
charters
legal
law
documents
land rights
property rights
seals
burghs
Infeftment of Sir Thomas Coupland, 1480 (Back)

In his 1875 publication, 'Invernessiana: Contributions Toward a History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599' (p 161), Charles Fraser-Mackintosh gives the following description for this Scots document:

The image shows the back of the document.

'John Grant, one of the bailies of Inverness, on the 15th July 1490, infefts the Chaplain of the Altar of St Peter within the Parish Church of Inverness, in an annual of six merks, granted by Andrew Farquhar's son styled Alderman of the said Burgh, in the following terse and concise terms:-'

The Scots document is translated 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, John the Grant one of the bailies of the burgh of Inverness sends greetings in God everlasting: To you all I make it known that Andrew Fercharson, Alderman of the said burgh, not compelled, strained, nor seduced, but of his own benevolence and free will, made pure and simple resignation into my hands as bailie, into the favours of the Holy Apostle St Peter in the Parish Kirk of Inverness, and to Sir Thomas Coupland, perpetual chaplain to the same, of six merks of annual rent yearly, to be paid of all and sundry the foresaid Andrew Fercharson's lands lying within the said burgh and without, of his own proper conquest, for services to be done weekly by the foresaid Sir Thomas and his successors for ever, at the said altar, that is for to say, that he and his successors shall say mass all Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, at the same, and to be at all founded services without and within the said Kirk at even song, high mass, all festival times in the year, at the Roodmass of Friday, and our Ladymass on Saturday, and to pray for the souls of the said Andrew, his wife, his forbears and friends for ever: And this I make it known to all whom it effeirs, me to have given the said state of six merks of annual yearly to the said Sir Thomas as said is. In witness of the which thing I have appended to this my letter of sasine, my seal at the said burgh the 15th day of July the year of God, one thousand four hundred and ninety years, before these witnesses Sir Thomas Johnson, chaplain, John Alexanderson, William Dalcous, David Skynner, and Thomas Cuk, servitor, with others sundry.'

Accession Number: INVMG 2002.138

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Infeftment of Sir Thomas Coupland, 1480 (Back)

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1490s

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

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Inverness Burgh Documents (1)

In his 1875 publication, 'Invernessiana: Contributions Toward a History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599' (p 161), Charles Fraser-Mackintosh gives the following description for this Scots document:<br /> <br /> The image shows the back of the document.<br /> <br /> 'John Grant, one of the bailies of Inverness, on the 15th July 1490, infefts the Chaplain of the Altar of St Peter within the Parish Church of Inverness, in an annual of six merks, granted by Andrew Farquhar's son styled Alderman of the said Burgh, in the following terse and concise terms:-'<br /> <br /> The Scots document is translated 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, John the Grant one of the bailies of the burgh of Inverness sends greetings in God everlasting: To you all I make it known that Andrew Fercharson, Alderman of the said burgh, not compelled, strained, nor seduced, but of his own benevolence and free will, made pure and simple resignation into my hands as bailie, into the favours of the Holy Apostle St Peter in the Parish Kirk of Inverness, and to Sir Thomas Coupland, perpetual chaplain to the same, of six merks of annual rent yearly, to be paid of all and sundry the foresaid Andrew Fercharson's lands lying within the said burgh and without, of his own proper conquest, for services to be done weekly by the foresaid Sir Thomas and his successors for ever, at the said altar, that is for to say, that he and his successors shall say mass all Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, at the same, and to be at all founded services without and within the said Kirk at even song, high mass, all festival times in the year, at the Roodmass of Friday, and our Ladymass on Saturday, and to pray for the souls of the said Andrew, his wife, his forbears and friends for ever: And this I make it known to all whom it effeirs, me to have given the said state of six merks of annual yearly to the said Sir Thomas as said is. In witness of the which thing I have appended to this my letter of sasine, my seal at the said burgh the 15th day of July the year of God, one thousand four hundred and ninety years, before these witnesses Sir Thomas Johnson, chaplain, John Alexanderson, William Dalcous, David Skynner, and Thomas Cuk, servitor, with others sundry.'<br /> <br /> Accession Number: INVMG 2002.138 <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>