Call numberUYSL110/PW
TitlePittance writs
CollectionMuniments of the University of St Andrews
DescriptionThis is a series of 126 documents in five boxes, 1215-1646 and undated, relating to miscellaneous small properties mainly in St Andrews, Fife from which rents were at one time or another paid to the college. Many of these properties were situated in South Street and the 'Prior's Wynd', and are also referred to in the foundation charter of St Leonard's College (UYSL110/A/1). Some of the later documents, which postdate the college's foundation, describe transactions involving the college and its members. The priors, and later the commendators of St Andrews appear frequently, along with their officials. The pittances, or small rentals, often include lists of witnesses as well as details of property and other transactions, and were mostly drawn up in St Andrews. This collection is particularly rich in fine seals.
ArrangementArrangement remains virtually undisturbed since 1782, the whole series being slotted into classification scheme imposed since 1961.
Extent5 boxes, containing 126 documents
Creator nameSt Leonard's College in the University of St Andrews
Admin historyThese writs are located within the inventoried papers section of the College muniments. They have been allocated the reference UYSL110/PW and then item numbered.
Archival historyRetained in the custody of the University of St Andrews.
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