I: Charter of William I granting the privilege of having a Burgh at Glasgow (1175-78)

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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'I: Charter of William I granting the privilege of having a Burgh at Glasgow (1175-78)', in Charters and Documents Relating To the City of Glasgow 1175-1649 Part 2, (Glasgow, 1894) pp. 3-4. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/glasgow-charters/1175-1649/no2/pp3-4 [accessed 1 March 2024]

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I. Charter by King William the Lion, granting to the Bishop of Glasgow, and his successors the privilege of having a Burgh at Glasgow, with a market on Thursdays, and all the liberties, and customs of the King's burghs. Traquair A.D. 1175–1178.

[Latin text]

Willelmus Dei gracia Rex Scottorum, episcopis, abbatibus, comitibus, baronibus, justiciariis, vicecomitibus, ministris et omnibus probis hominibus totius terre sue clericis et laicis modernis et posteris, salutem. Sciant presentes et futuri me concessisse et hac carta mea confirmasse Deo, et Sancto Kentegerno, et Joselino episcopo Glasguensi, et singulis eius successoribus, in perpetuum, ut Burgum habeant apud Glasgu, cum foro die Jouis, bene et honorifice, quiete et plenarie, cum omnibus libertatibus et consuetudinibus quas aliquis burgorum meorum in tota terra mea melius, plenius, quietius et honorificentius habet. Quare volo et firmiter precipio ut omnes burgenses, qui in predicto burgo manentes erunt, meam firmam pacem iuste habeant per totam terram meam in eundo et redeundo. Et prohibeo firmiter ne quis eos aut eorum catalla iniuste disturbet aut vexet aut aliquam eis iniuriam aut contumeliam inferat super meam plenariam forisfacturam. Testibus, Comite Dauid fratre meo, Waltero Bidun cancellario meo, Comite Dunecano, Comite Gilleberto, Comite Gillechristo de Menetethe, Ricardo de Moruill constabulario, Roberto de Quinci, Ricardo, Cumin, Waltero de Berkelei camerario, Willelmo de Veteri Ponte, Philippo de Valloniis, Roberto de Berkelei, Adamo de Stanford. Apud Trauequer.


William, by the grace of God, King of Scots, to bishops, abbots, earls, barons, justiciars, sheriffs, officers, and all good men of his whole land, clerics and laics, present and to come, greeting. Be it known to those present and to come, that I have granted, and by this my charter confirmed, to God and Saint Kentigern, and to Joseline bishop of Glasgow, and to each of his successors, for ever, to have a burgh at Glasgow, with a market on Thursday, well and honourably, quietly and fully, with all the freedoms and customs which any of my burghs in my whole land, best, most fully, quietly, and honourably has. Wherefore I will and straitly enjoin that all the burgesses who shall be resident in the foresaid burgh shall justly have my firm peace through my whole land, in going and returning. And I straitly forbid any one unjustly to trouble or molest them or their chattels or inflict any injury or damage upon them on pain of my full forfeiture. Witnesses, Earl David my brother, Walter Bidun my chancellor, Earl Duncan, Earl Gilbert, Earl Gillecrist of Meneteth, Richard of Mormill constable, Robert of Quinci, Richard Cumin, Walter of Berkelei chamberlain, William of Vipont, Philip of Valoines, Robert of Berkelei, Adam of Stanford. At Trauequer.