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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CV. Act of Parliament in favour of the College of Glasgow, ratifying the Charter, No. civ., and the several Charters and Infeftments therein enumerated. Edinburgh, 28 June 1633.
Oure Souerane Lord and estates of this present Parliament, with the declarationes alwayes wnderwrittene, ratifies, approues, and perpetuallie confirmes the charter and infeftment under the great seale daitit at St James, the tuentie aucht day of Junij, one thousand six hundred and threttie yeirs, maid and grantit be his Maiestie to and in favours of the Universitie and Colledge of Glasgow, principall, maisters, regents, haill members and incorporatioun of the samyne, and thair successors for ever, off the forsaid Universitie and Colledge, mansiones, maner places, houses, bigging, yeards, orcheards and vthers, alsweill lyand within as without the precinct of the said Colledge, and of all lands, tenements, kirks, teinds, rents, prouents, emoluments, dewties, priueledges, liberties, immunities, perteining and belonging to the said Universitie and Colledge, and generallie and particularlie exprest and sett downe in the foirsaid chartour and infeftment in all the heads, clauses, and conditiones thairof, with the precept and instrument of sasing following thairvpon; Togider with the actes of parliament grantit in anno one thousand six hundred and sevintene, in favours of the said Colledge of Glasgow; togider also with the consents grantit be vmquhil maister Johne Hay, persone of Renfrew, and maister Johne Hay, younger, his sone, than minister at Killellane, and now persone of Renfrew, anent annexing of the Kirk of Renfrew to the said Colledge of Glasgow; quhilk consent is of the dait the thride day of December one thousand six hundred and threttie tua yeirs, registrat in the buikes of counsall vpon the saxt day of the said moneth and yeir, and with the contract and appointment made betuix vmquhil James Archbishope of Glasgow, and the rectour, deane of facultie, and maisters of the said colledge on the ane pairt, and the said vmquhil maister John hay and his sone, on the vther pairt, of the dait the thride day of August and nynt day of November, one thousand six hundred tuentie ane yeirs; togider lykwayes with the consent grantit be maister Dauid Shairpe, chantour of Glasgow, persone and viccar and minister of Kilbryde and Torrens, quhilk consent is daitit the tuentie thride day of November one thousand six hundred tuentie sax yeirs; and with the contract and appointment of the same date maid betuix the said umquhil Archibishope and the principall, regents, and maisters of the said Colledge, one the ane pairt, and the said maister Dauid Shairpe, one the vther pairt, anent the forsaid kirk of Kilbryde and Torrens, now vnite to the said Colledge of Glasgow, in all the heads, clauses, articles and conditiones mentionat in the saids seuerall richts and securities, halding and admitting the samyne as for exprest and sett down hereintill ad longum et de verbo in verbum. And farder, oure Souerane Lord and estates of this present parliament, for great, wechtie, and seine causes tending to the honour, floorishing and benefeit of the said Colledge of Glasgow, Vniversitie thairof, and of the haill members and incorporatioun of the samyne, hes rescindit and annullit the act of parliament maid in anno one thousand six hundred tuentie ane, quhairby that vther act past in anno one thousand six hundred and sevinteine, annexing the said Kirk of Renfrew to the said colledge of Glasgow was rescindit vpon certane conditiones thairin specifiet. And for that effect his Majestie and estates forsaids hes ordanit and ordaines the said act of parliament past in anno one thousand six hundred and sevinteine to stand in full force, strenth, and effect in favours of the said Vniversitie of Glasgow, haill members and incorporatioun of the samyne, as if the said vther act of parliament past in anno one thousand six hundred tuentie ane had never beine maid and grantit; and also rescinds and annulls that act of parliament past in anno one thousand six hundred and sevinteine, anent the restitutioun of chaptors, in sua far allanerlie as may concerne and be extendit to the saids kirks of Renfrew and Kilbryde and Torrens, and to the kirk of Govane, teinds, fruites, rents, emoluments, and dewties perteining and belonging theirto (in sua far as the same may be preiudiciall to the said Colledge of Glasgow) and now vnite and annexit to the said Vniversitie and Colledge of Glasgow. Attoure, oure said Souerance Lord and estates forsaids, for great and wechtie causes and considerationes moving thame, tending to the honor, good, and floorishing of the said Vniversitie and Colledge of Glasgow, off new againe, be the voice, voitte, and suffrage of this haill parliament, hes mortifiet, dottit, and disponit, and particularlie confirmit to the said Vniversitie and Colledge of Glasgow, and to the principall, regents, maisters, haill members, bodie and incorporatioun thairof, and thair successours for ever, all and sundry lands, teinds, kirks, tenements, houses, yeards, priviledges, liberties, and immwnities and vthers generallie and particularlie exprest and sett downe in the said chartour and infeftment; and declairs the samyne to haue beine and to be ane guid, valide, and perfytte richt and infeftment to the said Vniversitie and Colledge of Glasgow, haill members and incorporatione of the samyne, and to thair successors for ever for thair peaceable and frie bruiking, joysing, and possessing of all and whatsumever exprest and sett downe in the said chartor and infeftment in sick forme and maner as if the samyne had beine particularlie giftit, mortifiet, and dispoint to the said Vniversitie and Colledge of Glasgow be oure said Soverane Lord and estates forsaids be express words, voice, and consent of this present parliament, with express declaratioun alwayes, lykas oure said Soverane Lord and estates forsaids be this present act, and with consent of the principall, maisters, regents, haill members and incorporatioun of the said Vniversitie and Colledge of Glasgow declaris, statuits and ordaines that the chartor and infeftment abonewrittene, grantit be his Majestie to and in favours of the said Vniversitie and Colledge of Glasgow, with this present ratificatioun thairof, sall nawayes be hurtfull nor preiudiciall to his Majesties darrest cowsigne and counsellour James Duke of Lennox, his airs and successors anent his infeftments and heretable richts of the office of bailliarie and justiciarie of the baronie and regalitie of Glasgow and all the pairts thairof, alsweill within as without the burgh of Glasgow, haldin be him of the Archibishope of Glasgow, nor to no others, his richts and infeftments quhatsumever grantit to him and his predicessors of any of his lands, mylnes, offices and vthers lyand within this realme of Scotland, but that notwithstanding of the chartor and infeftment abonewrittine, and this present ratificatioun thairof, his Majestie's said darrest cowseine and counsallour, James Duike of Lennox, and his forsaids, sall bruik, joyse vse, and exerce the said office of bailliarie and justiciarie of the baronie and regalitie of Glasgow, and all the pairts thairof abonmentionat, and bruik, joyse, and posses his mylnes, offices, and vthers lyand within this realme, without any impediment, burding, or oppositione quhatsumeuer, siclyk and als frielie in all respects as if the chartor and infeftment abonewrittine, and this present ratificatioun thairof had never beine maid nor grantit. And farder, with express declaratioun that notwithstanding this present ratificatioun thair is reservit to the proueist baillies and counsall of Glasgow, the chaplanries of St Johne and St Marie perteining to the burgh of Glasgow possest be the said burgh, and quhairof they haue beine and ar in present possessioun; as also the priueledges of the Meilmercatt situat besyde the Blackfrier Kirk thairof; as als, that the Vniversitie of Glasgow sall be exeimed for thair awin members resident within the samyne and thair servants allanerlie, and the houssis, lands, and tenements belonging to thame in propertie, but sall nawayes exeime other tennents dwelling within the said houses in the said burgh of Glasgow fra the taxationes and other impositiones dew to be payit be thame as burgessis of the said burgh; and that the said Vniversities exemptione grantit to thame be thair lait infeftment sall mak no kynd of derogatione to the richts and liberties of the said burgh of Glasgow, quhairof they have being in vse and possessioun: And last, with declaratioun that this present ratificatioun sall not be prejudiciall to the Archibishope of Glasgow nor his successors anent any richt quhilk they haue to the Trone metts and measures of Glasgow, nor to any vther thing quhilk lawfullie doeth apperteine to the said Archibishope and his successors.