Charters and Documents Relating To the City of Glasgow 1175-1649 Part 1. Originally published by Scottish Burgh Records Society, Glasgow, 1897.
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III.—ABSTRACT OF PROTOCOL narrating Grant by the Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and Community of Glasgow to Adam Walles and Agnes Conyghame, his spouse, of the Chapel of St. Roche, and Cemetery surrounding the same. Glasgow, 5th September, 1569.
[From Protocol Book of Mr. Henry Gibsone, vol. I., fol. 212.]
In presence of the notary public and witnesses, personally appeared Mr. Adam Walles, citizen of Glasgow, and Agnes Conyghame, his spouse, having and holding in their hands a charter of feu-farm, containing in the end thereof a precept of sasine, made and granted to them by the provost, bailies, councillors, and community of the burgh and city of Glasgow, of and concerning all and whole a chapel called the Chapel of St. Roche, with the surrounding cemetery, and the pertinents, lying in the territory of the said city, then belonging to the said provost, bailies, councillors, and community, by the gift granted to them by our Sovereign Lady the Queen, duly subscribed [i.e., the charter of feu-farm] by the said provost, bailies, councillors, and community, and sealed with the seal of the said city: Which charter, with precept in the end thereof, the said spouses presented to Richard Ros, one of the bailies of the said city, earnestly requiring him to proceed in the execution thereof. The bailie thereupon received the charter with the precept, and gave sasine in terms thereof to the spouses. The Precept contains a provision to the effect that it should be lawful to the provost, bailies, councillors, and community, and their successors, in case of necessity, to bury the dead of their said city within the cemetery belonging to the chapel, in all time coming. Done in the cemetery, about three o'clock afternoon, in presence of John Boyd, citizen of Glasgow, and John M'Millan, servitor to William Craufurd of Baquhary, with sundry others.