LXXV
Charter of James VI confirming grant of Rectory and Vicarage of Govan to the College (1587)

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J.D. Marwick (editor)

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1894

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207-211

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'LXXV: Charter of James VI confirming grant of Rectory and Vicarage of Govan to the College (1587)', Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow 1175-1649: Part 2 (1894), pp. 207-211. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=48005 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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LXXV. Charter by King James VI., under his Great Seal, confirming to the College of Glasgow the Rectory and Vicarage of Govan, with the teinds, lands, and others, granted by Nos. LXVII., LXIII., LXIV., LXXII., LXXIII., and LXX. Holyrood, 29 July 1587.

[Latin text]

Jacobus, Dei gratia Rex Scotorum, Omnibus probis hominibus totius terre sue clericis et laicis salutem. Sciatis nos nunc post nostram legittimam et perfectam etatem viginti vnius annorum completorum, in parliamento nostro declaratam, et generalem nostram reuocationem in huiusmodi factam, ratificasse, approbasse, ac pro nobis et nostris successoribus pro perpetuo confirmasse, annexationem et mortificationem rectorie et vicarie de Govane, jacentium infra diocesim de Glasgow, cum omnibus et singulis decimis, proficuis, emolumentis, gleba et terris ecclesiasticis eiusdem, per nos Collegio nostro de Glasgw annexatarum, datarum, concessarum, et mortificatarum, per nostram cartam nostro sub magno sigillo, de data decimo tertio die mensis Julij anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo septuagesimo septimo, secundum formam et tenorem Fundationis ad longum in dicta annexatione inserte, prout huiusmodi latius proportat; vnacum alia annexatione per prepositum, balliuos, consules, et communitatem ciuitatis de Glasgow dicto Collegio facta, de omnibus terris, tenementis, domibus, hortis, annuis redditibus tam infra libertatem dicte ciuitatis quam alibi, infra regnum nostrum jacentibus, cuicunque ordini Fratrum aut altari seu capellanie de quacunque ecclesia infra dictam ciuitatem situata perprius spectantibus; ac de omnibus alijs proficuis et commodatibus in dicta annexatione contentis, prout in huiusmodi latius continetur. Quequidem terre, cum annuis redditibus, alijs proficuis et commoditatibus predictis, per quondam nostram charissimam matrem nobilissime memorie, pre fatis preposito, balliuis, consulibus, et comm(un)itati disposite erant, ac postea per ipsos, dicto Collegio, pro sustentatione, preceptorum, regentium ac studentium in eodem, annexate fuerunt, secundum formam et tenorem dicte annexationis, de data octauo die mensis Januarij, anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo septuagesimo secundo, ac per nos in parliamento nostro apud burgum nostrum de Edinburght, vicesimo sexto die mensis Januarij anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo septuagesimo secundo tento, ratificatam et confirmatam. Ac etiam cum donatione vnione et annexatione, per Archiepiscopum de Glasgw pro tempore, cum consensu capituli eiusdem dicto Collegio factis, de custumis trutine siue troni vulgo lie Trone nuncupati, et singulis suis mercantijs ibidem ponderatis et mensuris omnibus consuetis, infra dictam ciuitatem de Glasgw et libertatem eiusdem, per nostras alias literas nostro sub secreto sigillo perprius per nos ratificatis et approbatis, prout in huiusmodi similiter latius continetur. Vnacum immunitate dicto Collegio per nos prius concessa, quod eiusdem redditus ab omnibus taxationibus ac impositionibus liberi erunt imperpetuum, prout in dicta litera de data vigesimo sexto die mensis Maij anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo septuagesimo nono latius continetur. Ac cum omnibus alij's et singulis libertatibus et priuilegijs dicto Collegio ab antiquo a quibuscunque concessis. Insuper nospro ardenti zelo et affectione quam erga propagationem bonarum literarum ac susten(ta)tionem professorum eiusdem habemus et gerimus, de nouo dedimus, concessimus, annexauimus, et mortificauimus, tenoreque presentis carte nostre damus, concedimus, annexamus, et mortificamus dicto Collegio ac prefatis principali, preceptoribus, regentibus, et studentibus in huiusmodi residentibus, eorumque successoribus imperpetuum omnes, et singulas prefatas terras cum redditibus, tenementis, annuis redditibus, decimis garbalibus, cum custumis nominatis, immunitatibus et preuilegiis in fundationibus, annexationibus, mortificationibus, et donationibus respectiue prescriptis particulariter specificatis, ac secundum tenorem circumstantias et conditiones in huiusmodi contentas. Et hoc non obstante annexatione terrarum ecclesiasticarum nostre corone nuper annexatarum, ac generali nostra reuocatione, aut alia restauratione quacunque, in quibus prefatas terras, tenementa, annuos redditus, custumas, decimas, dicto Collegio mortificatas et annexatas, vt premissum est, nullo modo comprehendi volumus. In cuius rei testimonium huic presenti carte nostre magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus. Testibus dilecto nostro consiliario domino Ioane Maitland de Thirlstane milite cancellario nostro, predilectis nostrisi consanguineis et consiliarijs Ioanne domino Hamiltoun, etc., commendatorio monasterij nostri de Abirbrothok, Archibaldo Angusie comite, domino Dowglas Dalkeytht et Abirnethy, etc., reuerendissimo ac venerabili in Christo patribus Patricio Sanctiandree archiepiscopo, Waltero priore de Blantyre nostri secreti sigilli custode, dilectis nostris familiaribus consililarijs Alexandro Hay de Eister Kennat nostrorum rotulorum registri ac consilij clerico, Ludouico Bellendene de Auchnoule milite nostre justiciarie clerico, et Magistro Roberto Scott nostre cancellarie directore. Apud Halyrudehous vicesimo nono die mensis Julij anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo octuagesimo septimo et regni nostri anno vicesimo primo.

[Translation]

James, by the grace of God, King of Scots, to all good men of his whole land, clerics and laics, greeting. Know ye that we now after our lawful and per fect age of twenty-one years complete, declared in our Parliament, and our general revocation made therein, have ratified, approved, and for us and our successors for ever confirmed, the annexation and mortification of the rectory and vicarage of Govan, lying within the diocese of Glasgow, with all and sundry teinds, profits, emoluments, glebe and kirk lands of the same, annexed, given, granted, and mortified by us to our College of Glasgow, by our charter under our great seal, of date the thirteenth day of the month of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand five hundred and seventy-seven, according to the form and tenor of the foundation inserted at length in the said annexation, as the same more fully proports; together with another annexation made to the said College, by the provost, bailies, councillors, and community of the city of Glasgow, of all lands, tenements, houses, gardens, annual-rents, as well within the liberty of the said city as elsewhere lying within our kingdom, formerly belonging to any order of Friars, or altar, or chaplainry, from any church situated within the said city; and of all other profits and commodities contained in the said annexation, as is more fully contained therein. Which lands, with the annual-rents and other profits and commodities foresaid, were formerly disponed by our late dearest mother of most noble memory, to theforesaid provost, bailies, councillors, and community; and thereafter were annexed by them to the said College, for the maintaining of preceptors, regents, and students in the same, according to the form and tenor of the said annexation, of date the eighth day of the month of January, the year of God one thousand five hundred and seventy-two; and ratified and confirmed by us in our parliament, held at our burgh of Edinburgh, the twenty-sixth day of the month of January, the year of God one thousand five hundred and seventy-two. And also with the gift, union, and annexation, made to the said College by the archbishop of Glasgow for the time, with consent of the chapter thereof, of the customs of the Trone, as it is commonly called, and their sundry merchandises there weighed; and all measures in use within the said city of Glasgow and liberty thereof, formerly ratified and approved by us, by our other letters under our privy seal, as in like manner is more fully contained therein; together with the immunity granted by us aforetime to the said College, that its rents should be free for ever from all taxations and imposts, as in the said letter, of date the twentysixth day of the month of May, the year of God one thousand five hundred and seventy-nine, is more fully contained; and with all other and sundry freedoms andprivileges of old time, granted to the said College by any persons whomsoever. Further, for the ardent zeal and affection which we have and bear to the spread of learning, and maintenance of the professors therein, we have given of new, granted, annexed and mortified, and by the tenor of our present charter give, grant, annex, and mortify to the said College, and foresaid principal, preceptors, regents, and students, dwelling therein, and their successors for evermore, all and sundry the foresaid lands, with rents, tenements, annual-rents, teind-sheaves, with customs named, immunities and privileges, particularly specified in the foundations, annexations, mortifications, and gifts respectively before written, and according to the circumstances and conditions contained therein: And this notwithstanding the annexation of the kirk lands lately annexed to our crown, and our general revocation, or other restoration whatsoever, wherein it is our will that the foresaid lands, tenements, annual-rents, customs, teinds, mortified and annexed to the said College be in no wise comprehended. In witness Whereof, we have commanded our great seal to be appended to this our present charter. Witnesses, our well-beloved councillor, Sir John Maitland of Thirlstane, knight, our chancellor; our most wellbeloved cousins and councillors, John Lord Hamilton, etc. commendator of our monas tery of Abirbrothok, Archibald, earl of Angus, lord Dowglass, Dalkeythat and Abirnethy, etc. the most reverend and venerable fathers in Christ, Patrick, archbishop of St Andrews, Walter, prior of Blantyre, keeper of our privy seal; our wellbeloved familiar councillors, Alexander Hay of Eister Kennat, clerk of our rolls, register, and council; Lewis Bellendene of Auchnoule, knight, our justice clerk; and master Robert Scott, director of our chancery. At Halyrundehous, the twentyninth day of the month of July, the year of God one thousand five hundred and eight-seven, and of our reign the twenty-first year.