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Sale of annual rent for land in Doomsdale, Inverness, 1456 (Back)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_2002_160_2
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
8 August 1456
PERIOD
1450s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
937
KEYWORDS
charters
legal
law
documents
land rights
property rights
seals
burghs
Sale of annual rent for land in Doomsdale, Inverness, 1456 (Back)

In this document dated 8 August 1456, Hugh Angus sells eight shillings and nine pence of annual rent out of six particates of land in the Doomsdale area of Inverness. Doomsdale, also referred to in documents as 'Doomesdale', 'Dymisdail', Dymisdale, 'Domysdail', Dymisdall, 'Domisdaill', 'Dymingisdale', Dymigisdaile, 'Dammysdaile, Demyngisdall, 'Damisdaille' and 'Damysdale' was the area around Castle Street.

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In line ten, there is specific mention of a stone house built (domus lapidea constructa).

In his 1875 publication, 'Invernessiana: Contributions Toward a History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599' (p 132), Charles Fraser-Mackintosh translates and paraphrases the original Latin document 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]

'At Inverness on the 8th August 1456, Hugh Angus, son and heir of the late Angus Peter, burgess of Inverness, sells to his beloved William Buyth 8s 9d of annual rent, from six particates of land lying within said burgh, in the street of Dymigisdaile on the west side thereof, whereof five particates lie contiguous between the common vennel at the south on the one part, and the land of John William at the north on the other; Whereof the front extends to the King's common highway towards the east, and the back to the land of Ranald Clerk towards the west, to wit of two particates of land between the said common vennel, which were Alexander Gollan's, 3s of annual rent: Item 7d of annual rent of the particate of land which was the late John Duncan's: Item 2s 4d of annual rent of the particate of land of Donald Johnston: Item 2s 4d of annual rent of the particate of land of Ranald Clerk: Item 6d of the annual rent of the particate of land which was that of the late Andrew Reide, in the same street (via) in the west part to the cross of the burgh (market) on which a stone house was built, and between the land of John Reide at the south on the other side and the King's common highway at the north on the other, whose front extends to the King's common highway towards the east, and the back to the land of Ranald Clerk towards the west: And all, &c. "In testimony of which thing my seal is appended to the present charter, and for the greater security of this matter the seal of the honourable man Hugh Clerk, bailie, who for me gave heritable state and sasine, as the manner is, of the said annual rents to the foresaid William, &c. At said burgh the 8th day of the month of August 1456. Witnesses - the discreet men Alexander Vaus, John Ceras, Robert Ceras, Donald Skynnar, with many others."

Accession Number: INVMG 2002.160

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Sale of annual rent for land in Doomsdale, Inverness, 1456 (Back)

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1450s

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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Inverness Burgh Documents (1)

In this document dated 8 August 1456, Hugh Angus sells eight shillings and nine pence of annual rent out of six particates of land in the Doomsdale area of Inverness. Doomsdale, also referred to in documents as 'Doomesdale', 'Dymisdail', Dymisdale, 'Domysdail', Dymisdall, 'Domisdaill', 'Dymingisdale', Dymigisdaile, 'Dammysdaile, Demyngisdall, 'Damisdaille' and 'Damysdale' was the area around Castle Street.<br /> <br /> The image shows the back of the document.<br /> <br /> In line ten, there is specific mention of a stone house built (domus lapidea constructa).<br /> <br /> In his 1875 publication, 'Invernessiana: Contributions Toward a History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599' (p 132), Charles Fraser-Mackintosh translates and paraphrases the original Latin document 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 /> 'At Inverness on the 8th August 1456, Hugh Angus, son and heir of the late Angus Peter, burgess of Inverness, sells to his beloved William Buyth 8s 9d of annual rent, from six particates of land lying within said burgh, in the street of Dymigisdaile on the west side thereof, whereof five particates lie contiguous between the common vennel at the south on the one part, and the land of John William at the north on the other; Whereof the front extends to the King's common highway towards the east, and the back to the land of Ranald Clerk towards the west, to wit of two particates of land between the said common vennel, which were Alexander Gollan's, 3s of annual rent: Item 7d of annual rent of the particate of land which was the late John Duncan's: Item 2s 4d of annual rent of the particate of land of Donald Johnston: Item 2s 4d of annual rent of the particate of land of Ranald Clerk: Item 6d of the annual rent of the particate of land which was that of the late Andrew Reide, in the same street (via) in the west part to the cross of the burgh (market) on which a stone house was built, and between the land of John Reide at the south on the other side and the King's common highway at the north on the other, whose front extends to the King's common highway towards the east, and the back to the land of Ranald Clerk towards the west: And all, &c. "In testimony of which thing my seal is appended to the present charter, and for the greater security of this matter the seal of the honourable man Hugh Clerk, bailie, who for me gave heritable state and sasine, as the manner is, of the said annual rents to the foresaid William, &c. At said burgh the 8th day of the month of August 1456. Witnesses - the discreet men Alexander Vaus, John Ceras, Robert Ceras, Donald Skynnar, with many others."<br /> <br /> Accession Number: INVMG 2002.160 <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>