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TITLE
Sale of land in Doomsdale by John Thomas Foyre, 1450 (Front)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_2002_149_1
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
3 August 1450
PERIOD
1450s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
914
KEYWORDS
charters
legal
law
documents
land rights
property rights
seals
burghs
Sale of land in Doomsdale by John Thomas Foyre, 1450 (Front)

In this document dated 3 August 1450, John Thomas Foyre, burgess of Inverness, sells half an acre of land in Dooomsdale to Andrew Reid, burgess of Inverness. 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.

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' (pp 118-119), 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, John Thome Foyre, burgess of Inverness; Greeting eternal in the Lord: Know that I have given, granted, and by title of sale delivered, and also by my present Charter confirmed, to the honourable man Andrew Rede, burgess of said burgh, one half acre of arable land, lying within the eastern part of the plain, "lie Damysdale" of said burgh, between the land of Donald Tailzour on the east side on the one part, and the land of Alexander Man on the west on the other, whose front extends to the King's common highway towards the south, and the back to the land of the Altar of the Holy Cross towards the north, for a certain sum of money fully counted and paid into my hands: To be held and had the said whole half acre of land with the pertinents by the foresaid Andrew, his heirs and assignees, of me my heirs and assignees, for ever, freely, quietly, wholly, honourably, well, and in peace, with all commodities, liberties, and easements, and their just pertinents whatsoever, as well not named as named, belonging to said land with the pertinents or which may in future in any way justly belong: And I the said John, my heirs and assignees, shall warrant, acquit, and for ever defend said half acre of land with the pertinents to the foresaid Andrew, his heirs and assignees, in and by all means as is foresaid against all mortal men and women: And if it happen that I, my heirs, executors or assignees, contravene this my sale or revoke it in any way, I oblige me, my heirs, executors, and assignees, in £10 of the usual money of Scotland, to be fully paid toward the work of the Parish Church of Inverness, before any step whatsoever of law, the present charter, however, shall endure for ever by its own strength. In testimony of which matter my seal is appended to the present charter, and for the greater security of this matter I have with great instance procured and caused to be appended to my present charter the seal of the discreet William Tawson, one of the bailies of said burgh, who for me gave sasine of said land to the foresaid Andrew, reserving, however, the rights of parties, together with the common seal of the foresaid burgh. At said burgh, the 3d day of the month of August, in the year of the Lord 1450. Witnesses - Hugh Clerk, John Gravnt, Walter Thome, John Pilche, Thomas Angusson, and John Vaus, with many others called and specially requested.'

Accession Number: INVMG 2002.149

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Sale of land in Doomsdale by John Thomas Foyre, 1450 (Front)

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1450s

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Inverness Burgh Documents (1)

In this document dated 3 August 1450, John Thomas Foyre, burgess of Inverness, sells half an acre of land in Dooomsdale to Andrew Reid, burgess of Inverness. 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 /> 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' (pp 118-119), 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, John Thome Foyre, burgess of Inverness; Greeting eternal in the Lord: Know that I have given, granted, and by title of sale delivered, and also by my present Charter confirmed, to the honourable man Andrew Rede, burgess of said burgh, one half acre of arable land, lying within the eastern part of the plain, "lie Damysdale" of said burgh, between the land of Donald Tailzour on the east side on the one part, and the land of Alexander Man on the west on the other, whose front extends to the King's common highway towards the south, and the back to the land of the Altar of the Holy Cross towards the north, for a certain sum of money fully counted and paid into my hands: To be held and had the said whole half acre of land with the pertinents by the foresaid Andrew, his heirs and assignees, of me my heirs and assignees, for ever, freely, quietly, wholly, honourably, well, and in peace, with all commodities, liberties, and easements, and their just pertinents whatsoever, as well not named as named, belonging to said land with the pertinents or which may in future in any way justly belong: And I the said John, my heirs and assignees, shall warrant, acquit, and for ever defend said half acre of land with the pertinents to the foresaid Andrew, his heirs and assignees, in and by all means as is foresaid against all mortal men and women: And if it happen that I, my heirs, executors or assignees, contravene this my sale or revoke it in any way, I oblige me, my heirs, executors, and assignees, in £10 of the usual money of Scotland, to be fully paid toward the work of the Parish Church of Inverness, before any step whatsoever of law, the present charter, however, shall endure for ever by its own strength. In testimony of which matter my seal is appended to the present charter, and for the greater security of this matter I have with great instance procured and caused to be appended to my present charter the seal of the discreet William Tawson, one of the bailies of said burgh, who for me gave sasine of said land to the foresaid Andrew, reserving, however, the rights of parties, together with the common seal of the foresaid burgh. At said burgh, the 3d day of the month of August, in the year of the Lord 1450. Witnesses - Hugh Clerk, John Gravnt, Walter Thome, John Pilche, Thomas Angusson, and John Vaus, with many others called and specially requested.'<br /> <br /> Accession Number: INVMG 2002.149 <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>