III: Charter of William I of a yearly fair (1189-98)

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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'III: Charter of William I of a yearly fair (1189-98)', in Charters and Documents Relating To the City of Glasgow 1175-1649 Part 2, (Glasgow, 1894) pp. 6-7. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/glasgow-charters/1175-1649/no2/pp6-7 [accessed 4 March 2024]

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III. Charter by King William the Lion of a yearly fair in Glasgow, to be held for eight full days after the octaves of the Apostles St Peter and St Paul (6 July). Edinburgh A. D. 1189–98.

[Latin text]

Willelmus Dei gracia Rex Scottorum, episcopis, abbatibus, comitibus, baronibus, justiciariis, vicecomitibus, prepositis, ministris et omnibus probis hominibus totius terre sue clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciant presentes et futuri me dedisse et concessisse et hac carta mea confirmasse Deo, et Sancto Kentegerno, et Ecclesie de Glasgu, et Joselino ejusdem loci episcopo, omnibusque successoribus eius, in perpetuum, nundinas apud Glasgu habendas et singulis annis tenendas ab octavis S.S. apostolorum Petri et Pauli plenarie per octo dies, cum firma et plenaria pace, et cum libertatibus omnibus aliquibus nundinis in tota terra mea concessis, et cum omnibus rectitudinibus ad nundinas pertinentibus, ita libere, quiete, plenarie et honorifice sicut alique nundine in aliquo burgorum meorum liberius, quietius, plenius et honorificentius tenentur aut teneri debent. Testibus, Johanne Dunkeldensi episcopo, Hugone cancellario meo, Archibaldo abbate de Dunfermelin, O[sberto] abbate de Kelcho, Comite Dunecano, Rollando ilio Vedreth, Willelmo de Lindesey, Waltero Corbet, Willelmo Cumin, Roberto filio Werneburc, Alexandro vicecomite de Striuelin, Henrice de Graham, Henrico de Cormanoc. Apud Edenbure.


William, by the grace of God King of Scots, to bishops, abbots, earls, barons, justiciars, sheriffs, provosts, officers, and all good men of his whole land, clerics and laics, greeting. Be it known to those present and to come, that I have given and granted, and by this my charter confirmed to God, and Saint Kentegern, and to the church of Glasgow, and to Joseline bishop of the same place, and to all his successors, for ever, the having and holding a fair at Glasgow yearly for eight full days from the octaves of the apostles Peter and Paul, with firm and full peace, and with all the liberties granted to any fairs in my whole land, and with all rights belonging to fairs, as freely, quietly, fully, and honourably as any fair in any of my burghs is freely, quietly, fully and honourably holden, or ought to be holden. Witnesses, John bishop of Dunkeld, Hugh my chancellor, Archibald abbot of Dunfermlin, Osbert abbot of Kelso, Earl Duncan, Rolland son of Vedreth, William of Lindesey, Walter Corbet, William Cumin, Robert son of Wernebure, Alexander sheriff of Stirling, Henry of Graham, Henry of Cormanoc. At Edinburgh.