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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XIX. Notarial Instrument, certifying the yearly payment of two pounds of wax to the keeper of the lights around St. Kentigern's tomb, for liberty to build a mill on the south side of Gardyngad Hill, on the Molendinar Burn. Glasgow, 4 February 1446–7.
In Dei nomine, Amen. Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat euidenter quod anno ab incarnacione Domini secundum computacionem regni Scocie mmo ccccmo xlvj° mensis vero Februarij die quarta, indictione, decima, pointificatus sanctissimi in Christo patris ac domini nostri domini Eugenii diuina prouidencia pape quarti anno xvj° in mei notarii publici et testium subscriptorum presencia personaliter constitutus discretus vir dominus Ricardus Gardenar, presbiter, perpetuus vicarius ecclesie parochialis de Colmanell Glasguensis diocesis ac custos luminarium circa tumbam Sancti Kentigerni, episcopi et confessoris, in ecclesia Glasguensi, fatebatur se recepisse a prouidis viris balliuis, burgensibus, et communitate burgi et ciuitatis de Glasgu, duas libras cere ad luminaria dicte tumbe ordinatas per bone memorie dominum Johannem quondam episcopum Glasguensem cum consensu capituli sui solui annuatim quolibet anno imperpetuum per ipsos burgenses et communitatem dicti burgi pro consensu et assensu dictorum domini episcopi et capituli ad edificationem et constructionem eiusdem molendine ex parte australi de le Gardyngad super rivulum qui dicitur Malyndoner, ex parte boriali dicti rivuli, infra commune dicti burgi ad ipsos burgenses et communitatem pertinentis, omnibus et singulis annis a dicta ordinacione usque in diem dicti presentis instruments. De qua cera sic ut premittitur singulis annis recepta dictus dominus Ricardus custos dicti luminis fatebaiur se plenarie persolutum et dictos balliuos burgenses et communitatem de premissa cera ac omnes alios quorum interest uel interesse poterit quietos clamavit imperpetuum. Super quibus omnibus et singulis prouidi viri Johannes Steuart et Thomas Wynter balliui dicti burgi tunc presentes nomine communitatis eiusdem burgi petierunt a me notario publico infrascripto sibi fieri publicum instrumentum. Acta fuerunt hec in dicta ciuitate Glasguensi in camera predicti domini Ricardi anno mense die indictione et pontificatu suprascriptis. Presentibus ibidem discretis viris domino Jeorgio de Lythcow presbitero, Henrico Michaelis publico notario, Dauid Hynd, Johanne de Kyll et Johanne de Traquer, cum multis, aliis, testibus ad premissa vocatis specialiter et rogatis.
Et ego Johannes de Hawyk, presbiter, Glasguensis diocesis publicus auctoritate imperiali notarius ac scriba dicti capituli premissis omnibus et singulis dum sic ut supra scribitur dicerentur agerentur et fierent una cum prenominatis testibus presens interfui eaque sic fieri vidi et audiui in notam sumpsi ac inde presens publicum instrumentum per alium scriptum signo meo solito me subscribendo signaui rogatus et requisitus in fidem et testimonium omnium premissorum.
In the name of God, Amen. By this present public instrument be it evidently known, that in the year of our Lord's incarnation, according to the computation of the kingdom of Scotland one thousand four hundred and forty-six, the fourth day of the month of February, the tenth indiction, and sixteenth year of the pontificate of the most holy father in Christ, and our lord, lord Eugenius the fourth, by the providence of God, Pope; in presence of me notary public and witnesses underwritten, personally compeared a discreet man, Sir Richard Gardenar, presbyter, perpetual vicar of the parish church of Colmanell, in the diocese of Glasgow, and keeper of the lights around the tomb of St Kentigern, bishop and confessor, within the church of Glasgow, and acknowledged to have received from prudent men, the baillies, burgesses, and community of the burgh and city of Glasgow, two pounds of was ordained by lord John, late bishop of Glasgow, of good memory, with consent of his chapter, to be given yearly to the lights around the said tomb, year by year for ever, by the said burgesses and community of the said burgh, for the consent and assent of the saids lord bishop and chapter to the building and erecting of the mill thereof on the south side of Gardyngad, upon the burn which is called Malyndoner, on the north side of the said burn, within the commonty of the said burgh belonging to the said burgesses and community, all and sundry years from the said ordination till the day of date of this present instrument. Of which wax so received year by year, as aforesaid, the said Sir Richard, keeper of the said light, acknowledged himself fully paid; and quitclaimed thereof the said bailies, burgesses and community, and all others whom it concerned or could concern, of the foresaid wax for ever. Upon which, all and sundry, prudent men John Steuart and Thomas Wynter, bailies of the said burgh, then present, in name of the community of the said burgh, asked that a public instrument should be made by me, notary public underwritten. These things were done in the said city of Glasgow, in the chamber of the foresaid Sir Richard, year, month, day, indiction, and pontificate above written; present there discreet men Sir George of Lythcow, presbyter, Henry Michaelson, notary public, Dauid Hynd, John of Kyll and John of Traquer, with many others, witnesses to the premisses specially called and asked.
And I John of Hawyk, presbyter, of the Glasgow diocese, notary public by imperial authority, and scribe to the said chapter, was personally present with the forenamed witnesses, at all and sundry the premisses, while they were said, done and transacted, as above written; and saw and heard them so done, and took a note of them, and thereupon I have signed this present public instrument, written by another person, subscribing it with my subscription used and wont, being asked and required thereto, in faith and witness of all the premisses.