CII: Charter of Archbishop confirming immunities of the University (1628)

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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'CII: Charter of Archbishop confirming immunities of the University (1628)', in Charters and Documents Relating To the City of Glasgow 1175-1649 Part 2, (Glasgow, 1894) pp. 322-324. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/glasgow-charters/1175-1649/no2/pp322-324 [accessed 12 April 2024]

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CII. Charter by James Law, Archbishop of Glasgow, with consent of the Dean and Chapter, confirming, inter alia, the gift of immunities granted to the University on 1 December 1453, by William Turnbull, bishop of Glasgow, No. xxv. Glasgow, 30 October 1628.

[Latin text]

Jacobus, miseratione divina Archiepiscopus Glasguensis cum consensu decani et capituli ecclesie nostre metropolitane Glasguensis. Intelligentes quod quondam Willelmus, Archiepiscopus Glasguensis, predecessor noster, cum consensu decani et capituli sui pro tempore, dedit et concessit Rectori universitatis Glasguensis, doctoribus, magistris, ceterisque suppositis eiusdem universitatis, omnia et singula privilegia et libertates particulariter subscriptas quorum tenor verbatim sequitur:—Nos Willelmus miseratione divina episcopus [etc., ut supra, No. xxv.]. Que Quidem privilegia et libertates particulariter suprascriptas nos, cum, avisamento et consensu dicti nostri decani et capituli, ratificamus, approbamus, ac pro nobis et successoribus nostris pro perpetuo confirmamus in singulis suis punctis, articulis, clausulis, conditionibus, et circumstantiis quibuscunque, in omnibus et per omnia, forma pariter et effectu ut premissum est. Insuper, pro dicte Universitatis Glasguensis et membrora eiusdem majori securitate, jure et titulo prescriptorum privilegiorum et libertatum, de nova, damus, concedimus, disponimus, et pro nobis et successoribus nostris per presentes pro perpetuo confirmamus, dicte Universitati seu Collegio Glasguensi, rectori, prefecto, doctoribus, magistris, ceterisque suppositis et membris eiusdem, eorumque successoribus, omnia et singula privilegia, libertate set immunitates respective et particulariter supra mentionates, per ipsos libere et pacifice gaudendas et possidendas, cum omnibus conditionibus eorundem prescriptis omni tempore futuro, absque ulla revocatione, contradictione, aut abstaculo aliquali. Preterquam quod volumus quoscunque beneficiatos nostre dioecesis ex eorum numero quibus cura animarum demandata est, in suis beneficis personaliter residere infuturum. In Cujus Rei Testimonium, presentibus, ex chirographo magistri Jacobi Andersone, servitoris Georgii Hutchesone de Lambhill, notarii publici, manu nostra ac manibus dicti decani et capituli, in signum suorum consensus et assensus ad premissa subscriptis sigillum meum ac commune sigillum dicti capituli sunt appensa, apud castrum de Glasgow penultimo die mensis Octobris anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo vigesimo octavo, coram his testibus, Jacobo Boill, procuratore fisci commissariatus Glasguensis; Davide Law, nostro servitore; Joanne M'Lellane et Joanne M'Kinnoun, studentibus in dicto Collegio de Glasgow, Ja. Glasgow; magister Jacobus Hamiltoun, decanus; T. Sharpus, Archidiaconus Glasguensis; M. David Sharpius, precentor; M. P. Cambuslangius, W. Wheitfurde Moffett, M. J. Crichtoun, cantor; J. Hay, Renfrew; Mr R. Watson, Cardross; Mr Thomas Bannatyne, Douglass; J. Anderson, Carnweth, thesaurarius; W. Brisbane, Erskyne; Mr James Gillespie, Killern; Mr William Nesbitt, Torboltoun; An. Lismoren, Eglishame; E. Annand, Ayr; Jo. Strang, Govan; Mr. C. Hog, Stobo; M. A. Reid, Eskirk; Ja. Sanders, Glasgow Secundo; Ja. Boill, witness to James, Archbischope of Glasgow, his subscriptione; David Law, witness; John M'Lellane, witness; John M'Kinnoun, witness.

[Translation]

James, by divine mercy Archbishop of Glasgow, with consent of the dean and chapter of our metropolitan church of Glasgow. Understanding that the deceased William, Archbishop of Glasgow, our predecessor, with consent of his dean and chapter for the time, gave and granted to the rector of the university of Glasgow, the doctors, masters and other supposts of the said university, all and singular privileges and liberties particularly underwritten, whereof the tenor follows verbatim:—We William, by divine mercy Bishop [etc., as above, No. xxv.]. Which privileges and liberties particularly abovewritten, we, with advice and consent of our said dean and chapter, ratify, approve, and for us and our successors for ever confirm in all their points, articles, clauses, conditions and circumstances whatsoever, in all and by all, in the same form and effect as is before mentioned. Moreover, for the greater security of the said University of Glasgow and members of the same, right and title of the foresaid privileges and liberties, we of new give, grant, dispone, and for us and our successors by these presents for ever confirm to the said University or College of Glasgow, rector, principal, doctors, masters, and other supposts and members of the same, and their successors, all and singular the privileges, liberties and immunities respectively and particularly above mentioned, to be by them freely and peacefully enjoyed and possessed, with all conditions of the same respectively above written, in all time coming, without any revocation, contradiction, or impediment whatever. Besides, we will that all beneficed persons of our diocese to whom the cure of souls is committed, personally reside in their benefices in future. In Witness Whereof to these presents written by Master James Andersone, servitor to George Hutchesone of Lambhill, notary public, subscribed with our hand, and with the hands of the said dean and chapter in token of their consent and assent to the premises, my seal and the common seal of the said chapter are appended, at the Castle of Glasgow, on the thirtieth day of the month of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred twenty eight, in presence of these witnesses, James Boill, procurator fiscal of the commissariat of Glasgow, David Law, our servitor, John M'Lellane and John M'Kinnoun, students in the said College of Glasgow, Ja. Glasgow, [etc., as above.]