Charters and Documents Relating To the City of Glasgow 1175-1649 Part 2. Originally published by Scottish Burgh Records Society, Glasgow, 1894.
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XLVI. Instrument by which Master James Houstoun, sub-dean of the Metropolitan Church of Glasgow, appointed the Provost, Bailies, and Councillors of the Burgh, patrons of seven chaplainries in the New Church in St Enoch's Wynd. Glasgow, 1 May 1529.
In Dei nomine, amen. Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat euidenter et sit notum quod, anno incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quingentesimo vicesimo nono, die vero mensis Maii primo, indictione secunda, pontificatusque sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini nostri domini Clementis diuina prouidentia pape septimi anno sexto, in nostrorum notariorum publicorum et testium infrascriptorum presentia personaliter constitutus venerabilis vir magister Jacobus Houstoun subdecanus ecclesie metropolitane Glasguensis, omnibus melioribus modo, forma et effectu quibus potuit et debuit, potestve aut debet, fecit, constituit, creauit et ordinauit balliuos, communitatem et burgenses ciuitatis et burgi Glasguensis, indubitatos et irreuocabiles patronos septem capellaniarum fundandarum per ipsum magistrum Jacobum in Noua Ecclesia per eundem magistrum Jacobum fundata et constructs in vico Sancte Thenw ciuitatis Glasguensis [ad] diuina celebranda; sic quod, quotiens huiusmodi capellanie aut earum aliqua vacarent seu vacaret, licitum erit prefatis balliuis, communitati et burgensibus predicte ciuitatis et burgi presentare idoneum capellanum ad easdem seu ea[n]dem vacantem, secundem tenorem fundacionis earundem per ipsum magistrum Jacobum erigende, et conficiende. Voluit tamen idem magister Jacobus sibi ipsi habere libere omnem dispositionem, institutionem huiusmodi capellaniarum et capellanorum in eisdem, et ad easdem presentare, sicut idem magister Jacobus placuit, pro toto tempore vite sue, videlicet, presentare, instituere et destituere capellanos in huiusmodi capellaniis, tociens quociens vacarent seu vacaret, sua vita durante duntaxat. Super quibus omnibus et singulis nobilis vir Robertus Steward de Mynto, prepositus dicte ciuitatis et burgi de Glasgw, a me notario publico subscripto et a connotario subscripto, nomine balliuorum communitatis et burgi dicte ciuitatis, petiit instrumentum et instrumenta publicum et publica. Acta erant hec in capitulo Ecclesie Metropolitane Glasguensis hora decima ante meridiem, sub anno, die, mense, indictione te pontificatu quibus supra: Presentibus ibidem domino Johanne Morisoun capellano et in premissis connotario, Michaele Flemyng, domino Thoma Flemyng, notariis publicis, Willelmo Hendersoun, Johanne Gayne et Georgio Burell, cum multis aliis testibus ad premissa vocatis pariter et rogatis.
In the name of God, amen. By this present public instrument be it evidently patent and known to all men that, on the first day of the month of May, the year of our Lord's incarnation one thousand five hundred and twenty-nine, the second indiction, the sixth year of the pontificate of the most holy father in Christ and our lord lord Clement the seventh by divine providence pope, in presence of us notaries public and witnesses underwritten, personally compeared a venerable man master James Houstone, subdean of the Metropolitan Church of Glasgow, and in all the best way, form and effect, which he could and ought, made, constituted and ordained the bailies, community and burgesses of the city and burgh of Glasgow, undoubted and irrevocable patrons of seven chaplainries, to be founded by the said master James in the New Church founded and built in St Thenew's Wynd of the City of Glasgow by the said master James, for celebrating of divine worship; in such manner that whenever such chaplainries or any of them falls vacant, it shall be lawful to the foresaid bailies, community and burgesses of the foresaid city and burgh to present a fit chaplain to the same being vacant, according to the tenor of the foundation of the same to be erected and made by the said master James. Nevertheless the said master James willed to have to himself freely the whole disposal and appointment of such chaplainries and chaplains thereof, and to present to the same, as the said master James pleased, for the whole time of his life, to wit, to present, institute and deprive chaplains in such chaplainries, as oft as they fell vacant, during his lifetime only. Upon which all and sundry a noble man Robert Steward of Mynto, provost of the said city and burgh of Glasgow, craved a public instrument and instruments from me notary public underwritten, and from the connotary underwritten, in name of the bailies, community, and burgh of the said city. These things were done in the chapter of the metropolitan church of Glasgow, the tenth hour before noon, year, day, month, indiction and pontificate as above. Present there, Sir John Morisoun, chaplain and connotary in the premises, Michael Flemyng, Sir Thomas Flemyng, notaries public, William Hendersoun, John Gayne and George Burell, with many others witnesses to the premises called and asked.