Charter of the king's peace to all frequenting Glasgow fair (1211)


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'IV: Charter of the king's peace to all frequenting Glasgow fair (1211)', Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow 1175-1649: Part 2 (1894), pp. 7. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=47934 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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IV. Charter by King William the Lion, granting his peace to all frequenting Glasgow fair. Edinburgh 27 June. Ante A.D. 1211.

[Latin text]

Willelmus Dei gracia Rex Scottorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciatis me firmam pacem meam iuste dedisse omnibus qui venient ad nundinas de Glasgu quas concessi Deo et Sancto Kentegerno et burgo de Glasgu ad veniendum illuc et ibi standum et inde iuste redeundum ita ut faciant quod iuste et secundum assisam burgorum meorum et terre mee facere debebunt. Testibus, Willelmo de Boscho clerico meo, Philippo de Mubray. Apud Edeneburgh xxvij. die Junii.


William, by the grace of God King of Scots, to all good men of his whole land, clerics and laics, greeting. Know ye that I have rightly given my firm peace to all who shall come to the fair of Glasgow which I granted to God and Saint Kentegern, and to the burgh of Glasgow, for repairing thither, and there standing, and thence rightly returning, provided they do what they ought to do justly and according to the assise of my burghs and my land. Witnesses, William de Boscho my clerk, Phillip of Mubray. At Edinburgh, the 27th day of June.