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Lethbhreac samhlach (ann an Albannach) den Chòir-sgrìobhte Òir, builichte le Seumas Vl, 1592 (Pàirt 3)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_2003_131_03_C
ÀITE
Inbhir Nis
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
INBHIR NIS: Inbhir Nis 's Am Bànath
DEIT
1 Am Faoilleach 1592
LINN
1590an
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis (stuth làmh-sgrìobhte)
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1037
KEYWORDS
cùmhnantan
laghail
lagh
sgrìobhainnean
còirean fearainn
seulaichean
baile-rìoghail
Copy (in Scots) of The Golden Charter, granted by James VI, 1592 (Part 3)

Chaidh a' Chòir-sgrìobhte Mhòr air an robh cuideachd a' Chòir-sgrìobhte Òr ("Great/Golden Charter") a bhuileachadh le Seumas Vl aig an Ròd Naomh, Holyrood, a 1mh den Fhaoilleach 1592. 'S e ceann-là de 1591 a th' air a' chòir-sgrìobhte, ach gu ruig 1600 cha do thòisich a' bhliadhna Albannach a' 1mh Faoilleach; gu h-oifigeil thòisich gach bliadhna am 25mh Màrt (Lady Day) às dèidh na Nollaig, 's mar sin 's e a' 1mh den Fhaoilleach 1591 gu fìrinneach, san dòigh ùir, a' 1mh den Fhaoilleach 1592.

Tha an dealbh a' sealltainn beulaibh na sgrìobhainn.

[Airson beag-fhaclair de chuid de na briathran air an cleachdadh ann an sgrìobhainnean bhuirgh Inbhir Nis, feuch an lean sibh an ceangal faisg air bonn na duilleige seo.]

'S e seo an sgrìobhainn thùsail ann an Laidinn. Chaidh lethbhreac dheth sa chànain Albannaich a sgrìobhadh cuideachd (faic GB1796_2010_022_01A-C) agus 's dòcha gu bheil sin co-aoiseach don chòir-sgrìobhte thùsail Laidinn air neo 's dòcha gun deach an lethbhreac a dhèanamh a-rithist.

TRAS-SGRÌOBHADH

[A' leantainn o Phàirt 2, GB1796_2003_131_03_B] ... We also forbid and inhibit specially, that no litstar or weaver shall make or sell any cloth, linen, or wool, broad or narrow, white or litted, clipped or unclipped: We also forbid that no merchant, or any other in our said Sheriffdom of Inverness, biding without our said burgh, upon us and our successors' liberty, but that they carry their merchandice and whatsoever things they would sell to our said burgh, and there sell them and gain their money by them: Likewise, we forbid that no Tavern be had in any street or village in our said burgh, except where the knight is master of the village, biding in it, and there shall be had but one Tavern only: We also firmly forbid that now biding without our said burgh of Inverness, within our Sheriffdom of Inverness, shall make or presume to make cloth, litted or clipped, within our said Sheriffdom of Inverness, except our burgesses of Inverness, who are in the Merchant Guild, and who communicate to the paying our privileges with our burgh of Inverness, commanding our Sheriff of Inverness and his deputes for the time, if they take such cloth, litted or clipped, if any be found, that they do with it as it seems to them, according as the custom has been: We also command and firmly bid that none within our said Sheriffdom of Inverness shall buy or sell timber, wood, boards, deals, bark, skins, hides, wool, salmon, fish, staple goods, merchandice, salt, wine, tallow, or other merchandice whatsomever, and that he presume not to hack or peel, except within our said burgh of Inverness, to the which burgh they shall carry the same, that they may be sold there: We also command our firm peace to all those who shall carry, transport, or bring the same to our said burgh of Inverness, or from the same, or in the selling or buying of the same in our said burgh of Inverness: Moreover, we with express advice, consent, and assent of the foresaids, by this our present charter give, grant, and for us and our successors perpetually confirm, to the foresaid Provost, Bailies, and Dean of Guild of our foresaid burgh of Inverness, who shall be for the time, our and our successors' free power, authority, and special license, with consent and assent to the Brethren of the Guild of the said burgh, being communicate to the whole Council of our said burgh, as it becomes after mature deliberation to make and ordain statutes, ordinations, constitutions, and customs, concerning, and on, all persons, whatsoever degree, quality, or condition, they be, dwelling in our said burgh, or about dwell therein thereafter, and that they may use these statutes, ordinations, constitutions, and customs, more freely and peaceably without ours or our Chamberlains, or any other Judge whatsomever, ecclesiastical or secular, condition, aid, or help, restraints whatsomever, against their vicars and others of our said burgh of Inverness, contravening such statutes, ordinations, and infringing the customs and constitutions, to chastise, punish, and to lift their penalties so oft as shall seem to them expedient, as well in the Courts of our Bailies and Guild, as of other Courts of our said burgh of Inverness, and mitigating the said penalties, americaments, lifting escheats, and to apply them to the to the upholding, repairing, and decoring of our said burgh of Inverness, the bridge and other common works of the same: And moreover, we with express advice, consent, and assent of our foresaids, give, grant, and for us and our successors perpetually confirm, to the Provost, Sheriff, Bailies, Councillors, Dean of Guild, and other burgesses, and to the community of the said burgh of Inverness, and to their successors, free and full authority, license, and special power, wheresoever and whensoever, and howoftsoever they, or any one of them, have or shall find any forestaller within their own liberty, or within the Sheriffdom of Inverness, he or any of them may take and arrest the said such forestaller, and to seize any such whatsoever goods as have been forestallen by them, and to carry them freely without license of any Judge before the Sheriff, Provost, Bailies, and Dean of Guild, of our said burgh of Inverness, and their judgement, or before the judgment of our Justiciary or any other Judge whatsoever, within our kingdom, whose forestallers' escheats, amerciaments, and forestallen goods, wheresoever, whensoever, and howoftsoever such forestallers shall be convicted before any Judge, either within our burgh or Sheriffdom of Inverness, or without it, together with all penalties, fines, punishments, escheats, amerciaments, which shall or may be fallen any time coming, of whatsoever, transgressing, infringing, contravening, this our Charter, or any particle thereof, or any Acts, Constitutions, Statutes, and Customs, made and to be made, by virtue hereof, We, by these presents, grant, and for us and our successors perpetually confirm , to our foresaids Provost, Bailies, Councillors, Dean of Guild, Burgesses, and community of the said burgh of Inverness, and their successors, to the upholding, decoring, and repairing of our said burgh of Inverness, of the Bridge and other common works thereof, commanding and charging our lieges, subjects, justices, and justiciaries, deputes, sheriffs, sheriff-deputes, admirals, vice-admirals, and their deputes, sheriffs, crowners, magistrates, and our judges, officers, and ministers whatsoever, present or to come, in so far the Provost, Bailies, Crowners, Sheriffs, Deans and Brethren of Guild, Burgesses, Indwellers, and community of our said burgh of Inverness, and their successors, for the freeing, exonering, renting, lifting, supporting, and defending, the premises in all things, that they help, and strengthen, and defend them, and that they give them their help, counsel, and diligence, and that they answer and obey, attend quickly in, and how oft they shall be demanded and enquired into: Likewise, for the greater confirmation of this Charter, and the things therein contained, we, with advice, express consent and assent of our foresaids, for us and our successors, by the tenor of these presents, revoke and annul all and sundry Charters, Donations, Concessions whatsoever, made or granted by us or our predecessors, in hurt, prejudice, or wronging of this our present Charter, or any point, clause, or article of the same, exeeming also, as by the tenor of these presents, we, for us and our successors, exeem the foresaid Provost, Sheriffs, Crowners, Bailies, Councillors, Burgesses, and Indwellers of our said Burgh of Inverness, and their successors for all marching, or going beyond the privilege and liberty of our said Burgh to whatsoever parts, persons, or factions, in serving, concurring, and taking part with them, or any of them, in execution of whatsoever commission obtained, or anywise to be obtained for the time and to come, and from all passing upon assizes, when the crime or crimes shall not be committed within our said Burgh of Inverness, or within a mile thereto adjacent: As also from all hostilities, arms, conventions, marchings, and preparations of war whatsoever, except where we or our successors shall happen to be present in our own person, and the whole body of the Kingdom, as well in Burgh as Landward, shall be universally admonished by Public Proclamation as occasion shall offer: And if, when the inhabitants of the said Burgh and Liberties thereof in their own defence, or if when the foresaid clans, or any of them, or any other ill-affected persons, have invaded our said Burgh of Inverness, the forsaid possessors or indwellers of the same, or any of them, and if in any of the foresaid cases it shall befal any person to be killed, mutilated, wounded, or hurt, we, for us and our successors exoner and simpliciter absolve the foresaid possessors and indwellers of Inverness, present and to come, from all crime, action and danger, that may fall out thereupon, and we remit and pardon them, and simply we will, that they shall never be pursued for the same, and shall be free and discharged of the same, and generally all and sundry to our said Burgh of Inverness, the Provosts, Sheriffs, Crowners, Bailies, Councillors, Dean of Guild, Brethren of the said Guild, Burgesses, Community of the same, and to their successors, all and sundry the penalties and premises in all things, in making , exercising, frequenting, and using them as they please, and as they shall see necessary and expedient, with all and sundry the liberties, commodities, and communities whatsoever in such wise and also freely, in and through all things as any other free Royal Burgh in our Kingdom: Reserving nevertheless to us and our successors the great customs of our said Burgh of Inverness: To be holden and possessed and all thing above-mentioned with tenants, tenandries, feu-holders' services, with all and sundry commodities, amerciaments, annexes, connexes, parts, pendicles, and pertinents whatsomever to our foresaid Provost, Bailies, Councillors, Burgesses, Brethren of the Guild, community of our said Burgh of Inverness, and their successors of us, and our successors in feu-duty and feu-burgage for ever, through all righteous limits, ancient and divided, as they lie in length and breadth in houses, edifices, yards, plains, moors, marshes, ways, paths, water, standing pools, rivers, meadows, fields, pasturages, mills, multures and suckens, fowlings, huntings, fishings, as well in salt as in fresh water, peat-mosses, turf-places, coals, coal-pits, broom heaths, tanning yards, woods, parks, quarries, stone and lime, woods, forests, and courts of suit, groves, bushes, with all court plaints, herzelds, gifts, bloodwits, amerciaments of women, amerciaments, rents, fines of our said courts, pit and gallows, sac, thol, them, infangthief, out-fangthief, wrak, waith, and wair, wild venison, and all jurisdiction and power belonging to the said offices, Sheriff, or Crowners, with all pasturages and feu-grass ... amerciaments and all rights, patrimonies, whatsoever, as well named as not named, as well underneath, within, as above the earth, freely, quietly, fully, wholly, well and in peace, without perturbation, impediment, or obstacle whatsoever: The foresaid Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and Community of our said Burgh of Inverness and their successors, paying therefor of usual money of our Kingdom as feu duty and burghal duties of our said Burgh, and of all other things premised, and for the said dry and land multures, the sum of four pounds money foresaid, at two terms of the year, to wit, Whitsunday and Martinmas in Winter, by equal portions, together with the service of our said Burgh, use and wont, and likewise yearly one pound of pepper for the foresaid lands of Merkinch, or for the said pound of pepper nine shillings Scots money foresaid, according to the ancient custom, only, the whole Burghal duties, we, for us and our successors appoint and allow yearly for all time coming, to the said Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and Community of our said Burgh of Inverness, and their successors, for making yearly payment to the hospitality of the same the sum of ten pounds, eight shillings, eight pence, money foresaid, now pertaining to the said hospitality by virtue of a Charter made by our foresaid beloved mother, to be lifted of the said burghal duties, of the which sum to be allowed ten pounds were paid of old to the preaching brethren of the said Burgh, and the eight shilling and eight pence to a chaplain ministering in the Parish Church of Moray: Moreover, we, for us and our successors, create, incorporate, and unite in a Free Royal Burgh and Liberty and Free Tenement, our said Burgh of Inverness, and all the foresaid lands, and all other premises, and we will that one Sasine, taken at the Tolbooth of the said Burgh of Inverness, shall serve and be sufficient for all the premises, notwithstanding of the discontiguity of the same, and that which lie in divers parts and places, after the taking of which sasine, it shall be lawful to our said Provost and Bailies of the said Burgh to give their fellow burgesses of the said Burgh and their heirs, being burgesses of the said Burgh, and actually dwelling in the said Burgh only, (forbidding their wives and assignees and heirs-female simply, and others heirs-male who shall not be burgesses of our said Burgh, actually dwelling in the same), one Sasine of lands and others above-mentioned, as it shall befal the same lawfully to be required of them: In witness whereof we command our great seal to be put to this our present charter before our beloved kinsman and Counsellors, being witnesses, to wit, John Earl of Hamilton, Commendator of the Abbacy of Arbroath; George, Earl Marishal, Lord Keith, our Marshal; being our familiars and Counsellors; John, Lord Thirlstance, Treasurer of our Kingdom; Mr Richard Goboursel of Clerkintoun, younger, our Secretary; Walter, Commendator of the Priory of Blantyre, keeper of our Privy Seal; Alexander Hay of Easterteviot, Clerk of the Rolls, Register, and Council; Sir John Cockburn of Ormiston, Knight, Justice-Clerk, and Mr William Scot; Director of our Chancery: At Holyrood House, the first day of January, one thousand five hundred and ninety-one, and of our reign, the twenty-first year.'

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Lethbhreac samhlach (ann an Albannach) den Chòir-sgrìobhte Òir, builichte le Seumas Vl, 1592 (Pàirt 3)

INBHIR NIS: Inbhir Nis 's Am Bànath

1590an

cùmhnantan; laghail; lagh; sgrìobhainnean; còirean fearainn; seulaichean; baile-rìoghail

Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis (stuth làmh-sgrìobhte)

Inverness Burgh Documents (2)

Chaidh a' Chòir-sgrìobhte Mhòr air an robh cuideachd a' Chòir-sgrìobhte Òr ("Great/Golden Charter") a bhuileachadh le Seumas Vl aig an Ròd Naomh, Holyrood, a 1mh den Fhaoilleach 1592. 'S e ceann-là de 1591 a th' air a' chòir-sgrìobhte, ach gu ruig 1600 cha do thòisich a' bhliadhna Albannach a' 1mh Faoilleach; gu h-oifigeil thòisich gach bliadhna am 25mh Màrt (Lady Day) às dèidh na Nollaig, 's mar sin 's e a' 1mh den Fhaoilleach 1591 gu fìrinneach, san dòigh ùir, a' 1mh den Fhaoilleach 1592.<br /> <br /> Tha an dealbh a' sealltainn beulaibh na sgrìobhainn.<br /> <br /> [Airson beag-fhaclair de chuid de na briathran air an cleachdadh ann an sgrìobhainnean bhuirgh Inbhir Nis, feuch an lean sibh an ceangal faisg air bonn na duilleige seo.]<br /> <br /> 'S e seo an sgrìobhainn thùsail ann an Laidinn. Chaidh lethbhreac dheth sa chànain Albannaich a sgrìobhadh cuideachd (faic GB1796_2010_022_01A-C) agus 's dòcha gu bheil sin co-aoiseach don chòir-sgrìobhte thùsail Laidinn air neo 's dòcha gun deach an lethbhreac a dhèanamh a-rithist.<br /> <br /> TRAS-SGRÌOBHADH<br /> <br /> [A' leantainn o Phàirt 2, GB1796_2003_131_03_B] ... We also forbid and inhibit specially, that no litstar or weaver shall make or sell any cloth, linen, or wool, broad or narrow, white or litted, clipped or unclipped: We also forbid that no merchant, or any other in our said Sheriffdom of Inverness, biding without our said burgh, upon us and our successors' liberty, but that they carry their merchandice and whatsoever things they would sell to our said burgh, and there sell them and gain their money by them: Likewise, we forbid that no Tavern be had in any street or village in our said burgh, except where the knight is master of the village, biding in it, and there shall be had but one Tavern only: We also firmly forbid that now biding without our said burgh of Inverness, within our Sheriffdom of Inverness, shall make or presume to make cloth, litted or clipped, within our said Sheriffdom of Inverness, except our burgesses of Inverness, who are in the Merchant Guild, and who communicate to the paying our privileges with our burgh of Inverness, commanding our Sheriff of Inverness and his deputes for the time, if they take such cloth, litted or clipped, if any be found, that they do with it as it seems to them, according as the custom has been: We also command and firmly bid that none within our said Sheriffdom of Inverness shall buy or sell timber, wood, boards, deals, bark, skins, hides, wool, salmon, fish, staple goods, merchandice, salt, wine, tallow, or other merchandice whatsomever, and that he presume not to hack or peel, except within our said burgh of Inverness, to the which burgh they shall carry the same, that they may be sold there: We also command our firm peace to all those who shall carry, transport, or bring the same to our said burgh of Inverness, or from the same, or in the selling or buying of the same in our said burgh of Inverness: Moreover, we with express advice, consent, and assent of the foresaids, by this our present charter give, grant, and for us and our successors perpetually confirm, to the foresaid Provost, Bailies, and Dean of Guild of our foresaid burgh of Inverness, who shall be for the time, our and our successors' free power, authority, and special license, with consent and assent to the Brethren of the Guild of the said burgh, being communicate to the whole Council of our said burgh, as it becomes after mature deliberation to make and ordain statutes, ordinations, constitutions, and customs, concerning, and on, all persons, whatsoever degree, quality, or condition, they be, dwelling in our said burgh, or about dwell therein thereafter, and that they may use these statutes, ordinations, constitutions, and customs, more freely and peaceably without ours or our Chamberlains, or any other Judge whatsomever, ecclesiastical or secular, condition, aid, or help, restraints whatsomever, against their vicars and others of our said burgh of Inverness, contravening such statutes, ordinations, and infringing the customs and constitutions, to chastise, punish, and to lift their penalties so oft as shall seem to them expedient, as well in the Courts of our Bailies and Guild, as of other Courts of our said burgh of Inverness, and mitigating the said penalties, americaments, lifting escheats, and to apply them to the to the upholding, repairing, and decoring of our said burgh of Inverness, the bridge and other common works of the same: And moreover, we with express advice, consent, and assent of our foresaids, give, grant, and for us and our successors perpetually confirm, to the Provost, Sheriff, Bailies, Councillors, Dean of Guild, and other burgesses, and to the community of the said burgh of Inverness, and to their successors, free and full authority, license, and special power, wheresoever and whensoever, and howoftsoever they, or any one of them, have or shall find any forestaller within their own liberty, or within the Sheriffdom of Inverness, he or any of them may take and arrest the said such forestaller, and to seize any such whatsoever goods as have been forestallen by them, and to carry them freely without license of any Judge before the Sheriff, Provost, Bailies, and Dean of Guild, of our said burgh of Inverness, and their judgement, or before the judgment of our Justiciary or any other Judge whatsoever, within our kingdom, whose forestallers' escheats, amerciaments, and forestallen goods, wheresoever, whensoever, and howoftsoever such forestallers shall be convicted before any Judge, either within our burgh or Sheriffdom of Inverness, or without it, together with all penalties, fines, punishments, escheats, amerciaments, which shall or may be fallen any time coming, of whatsoever, transgressing, infringing, contravening, this our Charter, or any particle thereof, or any Acts, Constitutions, Statutes, and Customs, made and to be made, by virtue hereof, We, by these presents, grant, and for us and our successors perpetually confirm , to our foresaids Provost, Bailies, Councillors, Dean of Guild, Burgesses, and community of the said burgh of Inverness, and their successors, to the upholding, decoring, and repairing of our said burgh of Inverness, of the Bridge and other common works thereof, commanding and charging our lieges, subjects, justices, and justiciaries, deputes, sheriffs, sheriff-deputes, admirals, vice-admirals, and their deputes, sheriffs, crowners, magistrates, and our judges, officers, and ministers whatsoever, present or to come, in so far the Provost, Bailies, Crowners, Sheriffs, Deans and Brethren of Guild, Burgesses, Indwellers, and community of our said burgh of Inverness, and their successors, for the freeing, exonering, renting, lifting, supporting, and defending, the premises in all things, that they help, and strengthen, and defend them, and that they give them their help, counsel, and diligence, and that they answer and obey, attend quickly in, and how oft they shall be demanded and enquired into: Likewise, for the greater confirmation of this Charter, and the things therein contained, we, with advice, express consent and assent of our foresaids, for us and our successors, by the tenor of these presents, revoke and annul all and sundry Charters, Donations, Concessions whatsoever, made or granted by us or our predecessors, in hurt, prejudice, or wronging of this our present Charter, or any point, clause, or article of the same, exeeming also, as by the tenor of these presents, we, for us and our successors, exeem the foresaid Provost, Sheriffs, Crowners, Bailies, Councillors, Burgesses, and Indwellers of our said Burgh of Inverness, and their successors for all marching, or going beyond the privilege and liberty of our said Burgh to whatsoever parts, persons, or factions, in serving, concurring, and taking part with them, or any of them, in execution of whatsoever commission obtained, or anywise to be obtained for the time and to come, and from all passing upon assizes, when the crime or crimes shall not be committed within our said Burgh of Inverness, or within a mile thereto adjacent: As also from all hostilities, arms, conventions, marchings, and preparations of war whatsoever, except where we or our successors shall happen to be present in our own person, and the whole body of the Kingdom, as well in Burgh as Landward, shall be universally admonished by Public Proclamation as occasion shall offer: And if, when the inhabitants of the said Burgh and Liberties thereof in their own defence, or if when the foresaid clans, or any of them, or any other ill-affected persons, have invaded our said Burgh of Inverness, the forsaid possessors or indwellers of the same, or any of them, and if in any of the foresaid cases it shall befal any person to be killed, mutilated, wounded, or hurt, we, for us and our successors exoner and simpliciter absolve the foresaid possessors and indwellers of Inverness, present and to come, from all crime, action and danger, that may fall out thereupon, and we remit and pardon them, and simply we will, that they shall never be pursued for the same, and shall be free and discharged of the same, and generally all and sundry to our said Burgh of Inverness, the Provosts, Sheriffs, Crowners, Bailies, Councillors, Dean of Guild, Brethren of the said Guild, Burgesses, Community of the same, and to their successors, all and sundry the penalties and premises in all things, in making , exercising, frequenting, and using them as they please, and as they shall see necessary and expedient, with all and sundry the liberties, commodities, and communities whatsoever in such wise and also freely, in and through all things as any other free Royal Burgh in our Kingdom: Reserving nevertheless to us and our successors the great customs of our said Burgh of Inverness: To be holden and possessed and all thing above-mentioned with tenants, tenandries, feu-holders' services, with all and sundry commodities, amerciaments, annexes, connexes, parts, pendicles, and pertinents whatsomever to our foresaid Provost, Bailies, Councillors, Burgesses, Brethren of the Guild, community of our said Burgh of Inverness, and their successors of us, and our successors in feu-duty and feu-burgage for ever, through all righteous limits, ancient and divided, as they lie in length and breadth in houses, edifices, yards, plains, moors, marshes, ways, paths, water, standing pools, rivers, meadows, fields, pasturages, mills, multures and suckens, fowlings, huntings, fishings, as well in salt as in fresh water, peat-mosses, turf-places, coals, coal-pits, broom heaths, tanning yards, woods, parks, quarries, stone and lime, woods, forests, and courts of suit, groves, bushes, with all court plaints, herzelds, gifts, bloodwits, amerciaments of women, amerciaments, rents, fines of our said courts, pit and gallows, sac, thol, them, infangthief, out-fangthief, wrak, waith, and wair, wild venison, and all jurisdiction and power belonging to the said offices, Sheriff, or Crowners, with all pasturages and feu-grass ... amerciaments and all rights, patrimonies, whatsoever, as well named as not named, as well underneath, within, as above the earth, freely, quietly, fully, wholly, well and in peace, without perturbation, impediment, or obstacle whatsoever: The foresaid Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and Community of our said Burgh of Inverness and their successors, paying therefor of usual money of our Kingdom as feu duty and burghal duties of our said Burgh, and of all other things premised, and for the said dry and land multures, the sum of four pounds money foresaid, at two terms of the year, to wit, Whitsunday and Martinmas in Winter, by equal portions, together with the service of our said Burgh, use and wont, and likewise yearly one pound of pepper for the foresaid lands of Merkinch, or for the said pound of pepper nine shillings Scots money foresaid, according to the ancient custom, only, the whole Burghal duties, we, for us and our successors appoint and allow yearly for all time coming, to the said Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and Community of our said Burgh of Inverness, and their successors, for making yearly payment to the hospitality of the same the sum of ten pounds, eight shillings, eight pence, money foresaid, now pertaining to the said hospitality by virtue of a Charter made by our foresaid beloved mother, to be lifted of the said burghal duties, of the which sum to be allowed ten pounds were paid of old to the preaching brethren of the said Burgh, and the eight shilling and eight pence to a chaplain ministering in the Parish Church of Moray: Moreover, we, for us and our successors, create, incorporate, and unite in a Free Royal Burgh and Liberty and Free Tenement, our said Burgh of Inverness, and all the foresaid lands, and all other premises, and we will that one Sasine, taken at the Tolbooth of the said Burgh of Inverness, shall serve and be sufficient for all the premises, notwithstanding of the discontiguity of the same, and that which lie in divers parts and places, after the taking of which sasine, it shall be lawful to our said Provost and Bailies of the said Burgh to give their fellow burgesses of the said Burgh and their heirs, being burgesses of the said Burgh, and actually dwelling in the said Burgh only, (forbidding their wives and assignees and heirs-female simply, and others heirs-male who shall not be burgesses of our said Burgh, actually dwelling in the same), one Sasine of lands and others above-mentioned, as it shall befal the same lawfully to be required of them: In witness whereof we command our great seal to be put to this our present charter before our beloved kinsman and Counsellors, being witnesses, to wit, John Earl of Hamilton, Commendator of the Abbacy of Arbroath; George, Earl Marishal, Lord Keith, our Marshal; being our familiars and Counsellors; John, Lord Thirlstance, Treasurer of our Kingdom; Mr Richard Goboursel of Clerkintoun, younger, our Secretary; Walter, Commendator of the Priory of Blantyre, keeper of our Privy Seal; Alexander Hay of Easterteviot, Clerk of the Rolls, Register, and Council; Sir John Cockburn of Ormiston, Knight, Justice-Clerk, and Mr William Scot; Director of our Chancery: At Holyrood House, the first day of January, one thousand five hundred and ninety-one, and of our reign, the twenty-first year.'<br /> <br /> Àireamh so-ruigsinn: INVMG 2003.131 <br /> <br /> <a href=" http://www.ambaile.org.uk/?service=asset&action=show_zoom_window_popup&language=gd&asset=708&location=grid&asset_list=19947,708&basket_item_id=undefined" target=”_blank”> Clàr-mìneachaidh</a>