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Stèidheachadh de Chaibealachd altair an Naoimh Mìcheil, Eaglais paraiste Inbhir Nis, 1508 (Beulaibh)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_2002_056_1
ÀITE
Inbhir Nis
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
INBHIR NIS: Inbhir Nis 's Am Bànath
DEIT
13 An Dàmhair 1508
LINN
1500an
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
749
KEYWORDS
cùmhnantan
laghail
lagh
sgrìobhainnean
còraichean
còirichean
còirean fearainn
seulaichean
baile-rìoghail
Establishment of chaplaincy of altar of St Michael, Inverness Parish Church, 1508 (Front)

San sgrìobhainn lagha seo on 13mh Dàmhair 1508, tha Anndra, Easbaig Mhoireibh, a' dearbhadh diofar bhun-stèidhean air sgàth altair an Naoimh Mhìcheil ann an Eaglais Paraiste Inbhir Nis. 'S ann bho mu 1455 a bha na tabhartasan tùsail agus b' e an luchd-fialaidh Uilleam den Bhught, Alasdair Waus, agus Ealasaid Pylche, banntrach Uilleim Pylche, Morair Chùil na Càbaig.

Tha an dealbh a' sealltainn beulaibh na sgrìobhainn.

Ann am foillseachadh bho 1875 aig Teàrlach Friseal-Mac anTòisich, 'Invernessiana: Contributions Toward a History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599' (dgn 186-189), tha an sgrìobhainn air eadar-theangachadh on Laidinn thùsail mar seo:

[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.]

'To all and sundry sons of holy mother Church, to whose knowledge the present letters shall come, Andrew, by divine mercy, Bishop of Moray, Commendator of Pittenweem and Coldinghame in England, in the dioceses of St Andrews and York: Greeting in the Saviour of all: Know all, that we have received a certain charter of foundation of the chaplaincy of the altar of St Michael, lying within the parish Church of Inverness and our diocese, donated and founded by the late William Boucht, with certain annual rents and other lands with pertinents, written on parchment and sealed with the seals of the community of the burgh of Inverness, and of the Monastery of the Preaching friars thereof, and of John the Vicar there, and of Alexander Waus; and it having been seen and read by us, it was, as appeared, sound and complete, being neither erased, nor cancelled, neither made null nor vitiated, nor in anypart suspected, or impaired by any flaw, and being free from suspicion, after the tenor following: To all who shall see or hear of this writ, William de Botha, burgess of Inverness: Greeting eternal in the Lord: Know that to the praise and glory of God Omnipotent, the blessed mother Mary, and St Michael, and all of the saints, and for the new creation of a chaplainship for ever in the parish church of Inverness to the altar of St Michael therein, in part sustentaion of our chaplain, to perform divine worship there for ever, for the souls of the most serene Prince, James by the Grace of God, King of Scots, his ancestors and successors, and for my own soul and the souls of my spouse and our family, and of our ancestors and successors, and of all the faithful dead, and the benefactors of said altar, I have given, granted, and by this my present writ have for ever confirmed, all and sundry my lands, tenements, acres, and annual rents underwritten, viz.:- Four acres of land with the pertinents, lying in the lordship of the "Ald Castell," of which four lie annexed, near to "le Braidstane," between the land of the blessed Virgin Mary of the Parish Church of Inverness, on two sides, both at the south and north; and the fifth acre lies nigh to the torrent of "Skowrburne," as that torrent runs towards the south, and the land of Donald of the Old Castle at the north; and one acre of land lying in the "le Garbraid," between the land of the late Lord Patrick Warlaw at the east, on the one side, and the land of the altar of the Holy Cross of the Parish Church aforesaid, at the west, on the other, extending in length from the road which is called Skatgat, towards the north, to the land of the heirs of the late William Pilche, towards the south; and one annual rent of three shillings from a certain land lying in 'le Estgat," on the south side thereof, between the lands of the heirs of the late John Dugall, at the west, and the land of the heirs of Cristine Reid, at the east: also one annual rent of three shillings from a certain particate of land which belonged to the late David Genor, lying in "le Estgat," on the south side thereof, between the land and stone house of the late John Scott, at the east, and the land of the late Donald Thalzour, at the west: Item - Four acres of land annexed lying in the lordship of the "Ald Castell," under the hill thereof, on the north side, between the land of the heirs of the late William Pilche, at the east, on the one side, and the land of the altar of the blessed Virgin Mary of the foresaid Parish Church, at the west, on the other, whose fronts extend to the King's common highway towards the south, and the tails to the moor towards the north: which acre with the pertinents is to be reckoned of new, by real value in money, counted, delivered, and paid; also one annual rent of three shillings from a particate of land lying in "le Estgat," on the north side thereof, between the land of Donald Cristie at the east, and the land of Walter Thome at the west, together with an annual rent of three shillings from a particate of land lying in said street on the south side thereof, between the land of the late Patrick Genor at the east, and the lands of Thomas Cuthberte at the west, which two annual rents are reckoned also by real value in money, counted, delivered, and paid: Item - Five particates of land arable, which I have held of John, son of Alan lying in the plain east from the Chapel of St Thomas, three particates of which lie together between the land of John Gaufrede on both sides, both at the south and north, and two particates lie together between the lands of the heirs of the late John Mecheson at the south on the one, and the land of the altar St Catherine the Virgin at the north on the other side, extending said five particates of land to the land of Patrick Farquhar at the east, and to the divided lands towards the west, which lands are restricted to three pounds of usual money: Item - One half acre of land lying in the plain, which is called Garbraid, between the land of the late Thomas Cuthbert at the east, and my own land at the west, extending to the land of the late William Pilche at the south, and to "le Skatgat" towards the north, which lands with the pertinents are for ever given to said altar: Item - 8s 9d of annual rent of the lands in Doomsdale Street on the west side thereof, viz., from the land of Alexander Gollan, which lies between the common passage of our Lord the king, which is at the south, and the land of the late John Duncan at the north, 3s yearly; and from the lands of the foresaid John Duncan, 2s 6d; and also from the land of Donald Johnson, which lies between the foresaid land of John Duncan and that of Ronald Clark at the north, 2s 4d; and from a piece of land of the said Ronald, lying on the north side of the land of said Donald, 2s 4d; and from the land and stone house of the late Andrew Reid, lying at the head of the street, towards the front, 6d yearly; and one annual rent of 3s from the land of the late Michael Sutor, which lies in "le Estgat," on the north side thereof, between the land of Bricius Sissor at the west, and the land of the late Gillemor at the east; and one annual rent of 4s from the land of Donald, of the Old Castle, lying without the ditch, between the land of Donald Andrew at the east, and the said ditch at the west: And, also, I further give and grant to said altar all and sundry lands and annual rents which I shall in future possess, of my own conquest, in or without said burgh: Moreover, Alexander Waus, burgess of said burgh, for the increase of divine worship granted and donated those annual rents underwritten to the foresaid altar, viz.: - One annual rent of 3s, to be paid yearly from the land which lies between that of Thomas Gollan at the south, and that of Janet Brabener at the north; and one annual rent of 3s from the land of Alexander Milnar, lying in Doomsdale, between the land of Thomas Scheres at the south, and the king's common passage at the north; and one annual rent of 2s from the land of Hugh Donald, lying between that of Michael Betty at the west, and that of Eugine Faber at the east, in "le Estgat" on the south side thereof; and one annual rent of 3s from the land of Lord Andrew Blak, lying in the Church Street, between that of the late James Johnson at the south, and that of the late Gaufrid Sheres st the north, to be held, had, and possessed by the said altar and the chaplain performing divine service there for ever, of us and our heirs in free, pure, and perpetual charity, as freely, fully, completely, honourably, well, and in peace, with all commodities, liberties, and easements, with their just pertinents whatsoever, as any other land is given, granted, or shall be possessed by churchmen, without revocation for ever, paying annually the said chaplain for the first five acres twopence, to the lord of the Ald Castell, in name of feu-farm, if asked: Likewise, we will and appoint the chaplain, and all chaplains, his successors, in said chaplaincy, for ever to be bound to be engaged in performing divine worship at mass at the altar of the blessed Virgin Mary on all Saturdays, in ecclesiastical garb, with note in said church, and also to be engaged at vespers on said days, and at high mass and second vespers on all Sundays and feasts, and on the six holidays, at the altar of the Holy Cross in said church, as the other perpetual chaplains thereof are also held bound and engaged: And we will and ordain that the foresaid chaplain, at all second vespers, and on the six holidays, and at matins, shall perform service for the souls of all the holy dead: Besides, as much as in us lies, and in proportion for us and for what has been and may be assigned to said chaplainship, we have constituted the community of said burgh our true and undoubted patrons of said chaplainship, that they shall have power, as often as there shall be occasion, to present a chaplain to said office: And, further, I, the foresaid William, will and ordain, with respect to the lands and annual rents here restricted by sums of money, as is more fully contained in the charter made thereon, that whatsoever lands or annual rents, or any parts thereof, may be redeemed by payment being made into the hands of said community of the sums, that it shall be lawful to said community to dispose of said sums of money in the purchase of lands or annual rents according to the amount thereof for the advantage and use of chaplains of said altar, and that they may the more aptly as servants of the Lord perform this, I lay it on their consciences as they shall be willing to answer in the day of judgement in presence of the Judge of all. In testimony of which thing, in the absence of my seal, I, the foresaid William, with instance have procured to be appended to this writ the common seal of the Monastery of the Preaching Friars of Inverness together with the seal of the discreet man Lord John of Inverness, perpetual vicar thereof, and for the part of the assignation of the foresaid Alexander Waus, he has caused his own seal to be appended in face of the capital court of said burgh held on the feast of St Michael (29th Sept) in the year A.D. 1455, before these witnesses, Lord Patrick Fleager and Duncan Maclelan, chaplains of the Holy Cross and of the blessed Virgin Mary, Lords Andrew Blak, parish priest, John Spine and Thomas Ross, priests, and many others: Also the said Alexander Waus granted and donated to the foresaid altar 2s of annual rent from the land of Thomas Gollan, lying in Doomsdale on the east side thereof, between the land of the late Robert Hog at the south, and that of the foresaid Alexander at the north, and 3s of annual rent from the land of Lord Andrew Blak lying in Church Street of said burgh, on the western side thereof, between that of Thomas Cuthbert at the south and that of Mauld of Bothane at the north, and 3s of annual rent from the land of the late Richard Johnson, which lies in Church Street of said burgh, between the land of John Thomson at the south, and the land of the said Richard at the north, and 18d of annual rent from the land of John Faber, which lies nigh to the passage of our lord the king towards the east, and 2s from the land of Andrew Grame annexed, lying on the west side of the above-written particate, and 2s from the land of the late Henry McLelan, lying on the west side of said particate of Andrew Grame, which three particates lie annexed in "le Estgat" of said burgh, on the south side thereof, at the end of the street: Likewise Elizabeth Pilche, and only heiress of the late William Pilche, Lord of Culcabok, in her pure widowhood, in honour of St Michael, the archangel, for the salvation of the souls of her ancestors and successors, of her own inclination, not led by force nor having fallen into error, gave and granted two acres of land, lying in the "Schapflat," between her own land at the west and that of Ronald Clark at the east, whose front extends to "le Skatgat" and the tail to the ditch towards the north, of which two acres of land with the pertinents, Hugh Clark, one of the bailies of the burgh of Inverness, gave sasine by earth and stone to William Bowth, procurator for St Michael, in presence of Ranald Clark, and Alexander Waus, and of others divers: Moreover, the foresaid William de Botha came to an arrangement for real value in counted money as to two particates of said acre lying in the lordship of the "Ald Castell," on the east side of the road which passes toward and beyond Drakies, between the land of Ronald Clark towards the south and that of Ellen, daughter of Walter Andrew towards the north, extending as the other lands in said plain extend: Also, William de Botha arranged of new with Ellen Gouss, Lady of the Old Castle as to two acres of land with the pertinents lying in the place of the old orchard, and on the east side thereof, between the land of Patrick Farquhar at the south on the one side, and to the top of the hill at the north on the other, whose front extends to the acre of land which of old was called "le Caill-zard" at the east, and the tail to the acre of land belonging to the altar of the blessed Virgin Mary in the parish Church, and to "le Elfrygovin" towards the west, as the charter of said lady made thereupon more fully testifies: Which charter of foundation and all contained therein, we, Andrew Bishop of Moray aforesaid, by our ordinary authority for ourselves and successors approve, ratify, and shall for ever defend in all its points and articles, and in its universal modes and circumstances in form and effect, in and by all as is premised: In testimony of which thing our round seal, along with the common seal of the community of the burgh of Inverness, is appended to these presents at our palace of Spiny, the 13th day of October in the year 1508, and of our consecration the 7th year. Present these-our beloved Masters John Vedale, our sub-dean of Moray; Thomas Lesly, prebendary of Kingussie; John Sawchat, prebendary of Bocharm; Thomas Lewingstoun, canon of Moray, with divers others.'

Àireamh so-ruigsinn: INVMG 2002.056

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Stèidheachadh de Chaibealachd altair an Naoimh Mìcheil, Eaglais paraiste Inbhir Nis, 1508 (Beulaibh)

INBHIR NIS: Inbhir Nis 's Am Bànath

1500an

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Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis

Inverness Burgh Documents (1)

San sgrìobhainn lagha seo on 13mh Dàmhair 1508, tha Anndra, Easbaig Mhoireibh, a' dearbhadh diofar bhun-stèidhean air sgàth altair an Naoimh Mhìcheil ann an Eaglais Paraiste Inbhir Nis. 'S ann bho mu 1455 a bha na tabhartasan tùsail agus b' e an luchd-fialaidh Uilleam den Bhught, Alasdair Waus, agus Ealasaid Pylche, banntrach Uilleim Pylche, Morair Chùil na Càbaig.<br /> <br /> Tha an dealbh a' sealltainn beulaibh na sgrìobhainn.<br /> <br /> Ann am foillseachadh bho 1875 aig Teàrlach Friseal-Mac anTòisich, 'Invernessiana: Contributions Toward a History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599' (dgn 186-189), tha an sgrìobhainn air eadar-theangachadh on Laidinn thùsail mar seo: <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 /> 'To all and sundry sons of holy mother Church, to whose knowledge the present letters shall come, Andrew, by divine mercy, Bishop of Moray, Commendator of Pittenweem and Coldinghame in England, in the dioceses of St Andrews and York: Greeting in the Saviour of all: Know all, that we have received a certain charter of foundation of the chaplaincy of the altar of St Michael, lying within the parish Church of Inverness and our diocese, donated and founded by the late William Boucht, with certain annual rents and other lands with pertinents, written on parchment and sealed with the seals of the community of the burgh of Inverness, and of the Monastery of the Preaching friars thereof, and of John the Vicar there, and of Alexander Waus; and it having been seen and read by us, it was, as appeared, sound and complete, being neither erased, nor cancelled, neither made null nor vitiated, nor in anypart suspected, or impaired by any flaw, and being free from suspicion, after the tenor following: To all who shall see or hear of this writ, William de Botha, burgess of Inverness: Greeting eternal in the Lord: Know that to the praise and glory of God Omnipotent, the blessed mother Mary, and St Michael, and all of the saints, and for the new creation of a chaplainship for ever in the parish church of Inverness to the altar of St Michael therein, in part sustentaion of our chaplain, to perform divine worship there for ever, for the souls of the most serene Prince, James by the Grace of God, King of Scots, his ancestors and successors, and for my own soul and the souls of my spouse and our family, and of our ancestors and successors, and of all the faithful dead, and the benefactors of said altar, I have given, granted, and by this my present writ have for ever confirmed, all and sundry my lands, tenements, acres, and annual rents underwritten, viz.:- Four acres of land with the pertinents, lying in the lordship of the "Ald Castell," of which four lie annexed, near to "le Braidstane," between the land of the blessed Virgin Mary of the Parish Church of Inverness, on two sides, both at the south and north; and the fifth acre lies nigh to the torrent of "Skowrburne," as that torrent runs towards the south, and the land of Donald of the Old Castle at the north; and one acre of land lying in the "le Garbraid," between the land of the late Lord Patrick Warlaw at the east, on the one side, and the land of the altar of the Holy Cross of the Parish Church aforesaid, at the west, on the other, extending in length from the road which is called Skatgat, towards the north, to the land of the heirs of the late William Pilche, towards the south; and one annual rent of three shillings from a certain land lying in 'le Estgat," on the south side thereof, between the lands of the heirs of the late John Dugall, at the west, and the land of the heirs of Cristine Reid, at the east: also one annual rent of three shillings from a certain particate of land which belonged to the late David Genor, lying in "le Estgat," on the south side thereof, between the land and stone house of the late John Scott, at the east, and the land of the late Donald Thalzour, at the west: Item - Four acres of land annexed lying in the lordship of the "Ald Castell," under the hill thereof, on the north side, between the land of the heirs of the late William Pilche, at the east, on the one side, and the land of the altar of the blessed Virgin Mary of the foresaid Parish Church, at the west, on the other, whose fronts extend to the King's common highway towards the south, and the tails to the moor towards the north: which acre with the pertinents is to be reckoned of new, by real value in money, counted, delivered, and paid; also one annual rent of three shillings from a particate of land lying in "le Estgat," on the north side thereof, between the land of Donald Cristie at the east, and the land of Walter Thome at the west, together with an annual rent of three shillings from a particate of land lying in said street on the south side thereof, between the land of the late Patrick Genor at the east, and the lands of Thomas Cuthberte at the west, which two annual rents are reckoned also by real value in money, counted, delivered, and paid: Item - Five particates of land arable, which I have held of John, son of Alan lying in the plain east from the Chapel of St Thomas, three particates of which lie together between the land of John Gaufrede on both sides, both at the south and north, and two particates lie together between the lands of the heirs of the late John Mecheson at the south on the one, and the land of the altar St Catherine the Virgin at the north on the other side, extending said five particates of land to the land of Patrick Farquhar at the east, and to the divided lands towards the west, which lands are restricted to three pounds of usual money: Item - One half acre of land lying in the plain, which is called Garbraid, between the land of the late Thomas Cuthbert at the east, and my own land at the west, extending to the land of the late William Pilche at the south, and to "le Skatgat" towards the north, which lands with the pertinents are for ever given to said altar: Item - 8s 9d of annual rent of the lands in Doomsdale Street on the west side thereof, viz., from the land of Alexander Gollan, which lies between the common passage of our Lord the king, which is at the south, and the land of the late John Duncan at the north, 3s yearly; and from the lands of the foresaid John Duncan, 2s 6d; and also from the land of Donald Johnson, which lies between the foresaid land of John Duncan and that of Ronald Clark at the north, 2s 4d; and from a piece of land of the said Ronald, lying on the north side of the land of said Donald, 2s 4d; and from the land and stone house of the late Andrew Reid, lying at the head of the street, towards the front, 6d yearly; and one annual rent of 3s from the land of the late Michael Sutor, which lies in "le Estgat," on the north side thereof, between the land of Bricius Sissor at the west, and the land of the late Gillemor at the east; and one annual rent of 4s from the land of Donald, of the Old Castle, lying without the ditch, between the land of Donald Andrew at the east, and the said ditch at the west: And, also, I further give and grant to said altar all and sundry lands and annual rents which I shall in future possess, of my own conquest, in or without said burgh: Moreover, Alexander Waus, burgess of said burgh, for the increase of divine worship granted and donated those annual rents underwritten to the foresaid altar, viz.: - One annual rent of 3s, to be paid yearly from the land which lies between that of Thomas Gollan at the south, and that of Janet Brabener at the north; and one annual rent of 3s from the land of Alexander Milnar, lying in Doomsdale, between the land of Thomas Scheres at the south, and the king's common passage at the north; and one annual rent of 2s from the land of Hugh Donald, lying between that of Michael Betty at the west, and that of Eugine Faber at the east, in "le Estgat" on the south side thereof; and one annual rent of 3s from the land of Lord Andrew Blak, lying in the Church Street, between that of the late James Johnson at the south, and that of the late Gaufrid Sheres st the north, to be held, had, and possessed by the said altar and the chaplain performing divine service there for ever, of us and our heirs in free, pure, and perpetual charity, as freely, fully, completely, honourably, well, and in peace, with all commodities, liberties, and easements, with their just pertinents whatsoever, as any other land is given, granted, or shall be possessed by churchmen, without revocation for ever, paying annually the said chaplain for the first five acres twopence, to the lord of the Ald Castell, in name of feu-farm, if asked: Likewise, we will and appoint the chaplain, and all chaplains, his successors, in said chaplaincy, for ever to be bound to be engaged in performing divine worship at mass at the altar of the blessed Virgin Mary on all Saturdays, in ecclesiastical garb, with note in said church, and also to be engaged at vespers on said days, and at high mass and second vespers on all Sundays and feasts, and on the six holidays, at the altar of the Holy Cross in said church, as the other perpetual chaplains thereof are also held bound and engaged: And we will and ordain that the foresaid chaplain, at all second vespers, and on the six holidays, and at matins, shall perform service for the souls of all the holy dead: Besides, as much as in us lies, and in proportion for us and for what has been and may be assigned to said chaplainship, we have constituted the community of said burgh our true and undoubted patrons of said chaplainship, that they shall have power, as often as there shall be occasion, to present a chaplain to said office: And, further, I, the foresaid William, will and ordain, with respect to the lands and annual rents here restricted by sums of money, as is more fully contained in the charter made thereon, that whatsoever lands or annual rents, or any parts thereof, may be redeemed by payment being made into the hands of said community of the sums, that it shall be lawful to said community to dispose of said sums of money in the purchase of lands or annual rents according to the amount thereof for the advantage and use of chaplains of said altar, and that they may the more aptly as servants of the Lord perform this, I lay it on their consciences as they shall be willing to answer in the day of judgement in presence of the Judge of all. In testimony of which thing, in the absence of my seal, I, the foresaid William, with instance have procured to be appended to this writ the common seal of the Monastery of the Preaching Friars of Inverness together with the seal of the discreet man Lord John of Inverness, perpetual vicar thereof, and for the part of the assignation of the foresaid Alexander Waus, he has caused his own seal to be appended in face of the capital court of said burgh held on the feast of St Michael (29th Sept) in the year A.D. 1455, before these witnesses, Lord Patrick Fleager and Duncan Maclelan, chaplains of the Holy Cross and of the blessed Virgin Mary, Lords Andrew Blak, parish priest, John Spine and Thomas Ross, priests, and many others: Also the said Alexander Waus granted and donated to the foresaid altar 2s of annual rent from the land of Thomas Gollan, lying in Doomsdale on the east side thereof, between the land of the late Robert Hog at the south, and that of the foresaid Alexander at the north, and 3s of annual rent from the land of Lord Andrew Blak lying in Church Street of said burgh, on the western side thereof, between that of Thomas Cuthbert at the south and that of Mauld of Bothane at the north, and 3s of annual rent from the land of the late Richard Johnson, which lies in Church Street of said burgh, between the land of John Thomson at the south, and the land of the said Richard at the north, and 18d of annual rent from the land of John Faber, which lies nigh to the passage of our lord the king towards the east, and 2s from the land of Andrew Grame annexed, lying on the west side of the above-written particate, and 2s from the land of the late Henry McLelan, lying on the west side of said particate of Andrew Grame, which three particates lie annexed in "le Estgat" of said burgh, on the south side thereof, at the end of the street: Likewise Elizabeth Pilche, and only heiress of the late William Pilche, Lord of Culcabok, in her pure widowhood, in honour of St Michael, the archangel, for the salvation of the souls of her ancestors and successors, of her own inclination, not led by force nor having fallen into error, gave and granted two acres of land, lying in the "Schapflat," between her own land at the west and that of Ronald Clark at the east, whose front extends to "le Skatgat" and the tail to the ditch towards the north, of which two acres of land with the pertinents, Hugh Clark, one of the bailies of the burgh of Inverness, gave sasine by earth and stone to William Bowth, procurator for St Michael, in presence of Ranald Clark, and Alexander Waus, and of others divers: Moreover, the foresaid William de Botha came to an arrangement for real value in counted money as to two particates of said acre lying in the lordship of the "Ald Castell," on the east side of the road which passes toward and beyond Drakies, between the land of Ronald Clark towards the south and that of Ellen, daughter of Walter Andrew towards the north, extending as the other lands in said plain extend: Also, William de Botha arranged of new with Ellen Gouss, Lady of the Old Castle as to two acres of land with the pertinents lying in the place of the old orchard, and on the east side thereof, between the land of Patrick Farquhar at the south on the one side, and to the top of the hill at the north on the other, whose front extends to the acre of land which of old was called "le Caill-zard" at the east, and the tail to the acre of land belonging to the altar of the blessed Virgin Mary in the parish Church, and to "le Elfrygovin" towards the west, as the charter of said lady made thereupon more fully testifies: Which charter of foundation and all contained therein, we, Andrew Bishop of Moray aforesaid, by our ordinary authority for ourselves and successors approve, ratify, and shall for ever defend in all its points and articles, and in its universal modes and circumstances in form and effect, in and by all as is premised: In testimony of which thing our round seal, along with the common seal of the community of the burgh of Inverness, is appended to these presents at our palace of Spiny, the 13th day of October in the year 1508, and of our consecration the 7th year. Present these-our beloved Masters John Vedale, our sub-dean of Moray; Thomas Lesly, prebendary of Kingussie; John Sawchat, prebendary of Bocharm; Thomas Lewingstoun, canon of Moray, with divers others.'<br /> <br /> Àireamh so-ruigsinn: INVMG 2002.056 <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>