Record

Call numberUYSL110/PW/3
TitlePittance writ: Charter granting alms to the Church of St Andrew the Apostle
CollectionMuniments of the University of St Andrews
Date[c. 1215]
DescriptionCharter of John, son of Michael, clerk, granting alms as donation to the Church of St Andrew the Apostle, undated.

Grant by John, son of Michael, clerk, to the Church of St Andrew the Apostle and her Canons of half a silver mark (coin) for church lighting. Condition of tenure: to receive cash payment from the brewery (bracino) of Muircambus (Morkambus) annually on 30 November in St Andrews [Fife].

Witnesses: William de Wyville, Henry de Abernethy , Michael son of Malloch, Gilbert, parson of Wemyss, John son of Wynem, Richard Monypenny, John Pigott (Pigate), Maurice of Methil and many others.

Large seal in dark wax of John, son of Michael Clerk, attached inscribed SIGILLUM [JOHA]NNIS FILII MICAELIS.

Transcription:
Omnibus Sancte Matris Ecclesie filiis presens scriptum uisuris uel audituris Johannes filius mikaelis Clerici Salutem. Noveritis
universitas uestra me divine caritatis intuitu dedisse concessisse et presenti mea Carta confirmasse deo et Ecclesie Beati
Andree apostoli et Canonicis ibidem deo seruientibus et seruituris Dimidiam marcam argenti in puram et perpetuam
elemosinam ad limunare Ecclesie pro fraternitate mea et pro animabus antecessorum et successorum meorum de Bracino
meo de Morkambus singulis annis ad festum Sancti Andree percipiendam. Ita uidelicet ut quicumque de me et
de heredibus meis predictum Bracinum cum terra eidem adiacente tenuerit predictam dimidiam marcam dictis
Canonicis absque ulla contradicione seu molestia uel reclamacione Apud Sanctum andream predicto termi[-]
no fideliter persolvat. Vt autem hec mea donatio et concessio rata et inconcussa in perpetuum permaneat tam pre[-]
sentis scripti munimine cum sigilli mei appositione roboraui. Hiis testibus Domino Willelmo de Wyvilli Domino Hen[-]
rico de Abernith Domino Michaele filius de Malloch Domino Gilberto persona de Wemes Johanne filius Wynemi Ricardo Manipeni
Johanne Pigate Mauricio de Methkil et multis aliis.
Reverse: Carta Domini Johannis filii Michaelis de dimidia marca argenti de Morkambus.

Dating notes from poms.ac.uk: John son of Michael witnessed a charter of Bishop William Malveisin of St Andrews, 1202×04 (_St And. Lib._, 106-7; 154-5) and an agreement between Duncan of Inchyra and John, prior of May (_St And. Lib._, 393; 1206×22). Michael son of Malothen (a.k.a. Michael Scot) witnessed charters from about 1205 to about 1235.
Extent1 sheet
LanguageLatin
Publication noteAlso referred to as St Andrews Liber, 269. Calendar number 3/403/1.
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