V: Charter of confirmation of the Burgh from Alexander II (1224-7)

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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'V: Charter of confirmation of the Burgh from Alexander II (1224-7)', in Charters and Documents Relating To the City of Glasgow 1175-1649 Part 2, (Glasgow, 1894) pp. 8-9. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/glasgow-charters/1175-1649/no2/pp8-9 [accessed 4 March 2024]

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V. Charter of Confirmation by King Alexander II. to the Bishop of Glasgow and his successors of the burgh of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 23 July 1224–7.

[Latin text]

Alexander Dei gratia Rex Scottorum, episcopis, abbatibus, comitibus, baronibus, justiciariis, vicecomitibus, ministris et omnibus probis hominibus totius terre sue clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciant presentes et futuri me concessisse et hac carta mea confirmasse Deo et Sancto Kentegerno, et Waltero episcopo Glasguensi, et singulis suis successoribus, in perpetuum, ut burgum habeant apud Glascu 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, sicut carta domini regis Willelmi patris mei, Jocelino episcopo Glasguensi et eius successoribus inde facta, testatur. Testibus, Hugone episcopo Dunkeldensi, Willelmo Cumin comite de Buchan justiciario Scotie, Rogero de Mortuo Mari, Thoma hostiario, Waltero Cumin, Jordano Cumin, Malcolmo pincerna, Thoma de Haya, Roberto de Seynt Cler. Apud Edeneburg xxiij. die Julij.


Alexander, 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, 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 Walter bishop of Glasgow, and to every one 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 liberties and customs which any one of my burghs in my whole land best most fully quietly and honourably hath. Wherefore I will and straitly command that all the burgesses who shall be abiding in the aforesaid burgh shall have my firm peace rightfully throughout my whole land in going and returning. And I strictly forbid any one to trouble or molest them or their chattels, or do to them any wrong or insult whatsoever on pain of my full forfeiture, as the charter of our lord King William, my father, to Joceline bishop of Glasgow and his successors, thereupon made, witnesseth. Witnesses, Hugh bishop of Dunkeld, William Cumin earl of Buchan justiciar of Scotland, Roger of Mortimer, Thomas the doorward, Walter Cumin, Jordan Cumin, Malcolm the butler, Thomas of Hay, Robert of Saint Clair. At Edinburgh, the 23rd day of July.