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64. Instrument of intimation concerning the Hospital of St. Germains, and the

Church of Abirluthnot, presented by the said Hector Boece in a Synod held, 25 April, 1525. p. 77.


65. Precept of Sasine by Gavin, Bishop of Aberdeen, with consent of his Chapter,

in favour of the members of the College of the lands on which the College is built, with the churchyard, houses, &c., of the College, beyond Powis bridge and burn, and of the lands on the west side of the College, for a manse to the mediciner. 4 May, 1526. p. 77.


66. Bull of Pope Clement VII., granted on the petition of the Rector, Principal,

and Masters of the University, empowering the Bishop of Aberdeen, Arthur Boece, treasurer of Brechin, and Gilbert Strathauchin, canon of Aberdeen, to call witnesses before them to testify as to certain alterations made by Bishop William before his death on his first foundation of the College, in regard to the possessions and statutes thereof and the distribution of the revenues. 18 January, 1526-7. p. 77. (Orig.)

67. Charter of confirmation by James V., of the whole charters, gifts, grants, and

privileges contained therein, made by his predecessors in favour of the University, College, and City of Old Aberdeen, and the doctors, readers, hearers, masters, students, and supposts of the University, and inhabitants of the College. 7 February, 1527-8. , p. 79.


68. Instrument by Gavin, Bishop of Aberdeen, following on and giving obedience

to No. 66, confirming, with consent of his Chapter, a new foundation of the College left unexecuted at his death by Bishop William, his predecessor; which foundation increases the number of the members of the College within the University from thirty-six to forty-two, the principal persons whereof (as in the first foundation) to be four Doctors; one in Theology to preside over all, and to be called the Principal, and the others in Canon and Civil Law and Medicine ; eight to be Masters of Arts, one of whom, being learned in philosophy and Arts, to be called the Subprincipal, the second to be skilled in Grammar, Poetry, and Rhetoric, and the remaining six to be Students in Theology for six years, until promoted to the degree of doctor therein, from among whom election shall be made by the principal and subprincipal to the regency in Arts; two to be Masters of Arts, one a Bachelor or Student in Civil, and the other in Canon Law, along with the Chaplain of St. Mary Magdalene, in the Church of St. Nicholas, who is also bound to be a student in Civil Law : all these, except the mediciner, to be priests, and to celebrate the religious services therein mentioned; thirteen (as in the first foundation) to be Scholars, and eight to be Prebendaries; and the remainder to be six boys to assist the prebendaries, as provided in the first foundation: the said new foundation also grants to the above members of the University all the lands on which the Collegiate Church within the University is built, with its cemetry, and the gardens, houses, and buildings of the College, made and to be made beyond Powes Brig, according to the defined boundaries of the said College; and also, with consent of the chaplains of the Hospital of St. Peter, the lands on which the Church of St. Mary ad nivet is built, with its cemetry, manse, garden, and buildings, constructed, or to be constructed, according to the boundaries thereof; gives, further, the lands within the bounds of the said hospital, on which is built the grammarian's manse, and the lands opposite to and eastward thereof, but within the same bounds, on which is built the manse for the Doctor in Laws and Bachelors of that faculty, with the houses, gardens, and buildings thereof, according to the limits then marked out, and the newly cultivated land on the west side of the College for a inanse to the mediciner: of new, grants all the lands, revenues, churches, and chaplain rics conveyed in the first foundation; provides that the principal, whose duty it shall be to take care of the cleanliness of the College, to instruct the members in manners and discipline, to attend the lectures of the regents, to correct delinquents, to dispose of the chambers of the College, with the advice of the subprincipal and regents, to the masters and students, and to teach daily philosophy and arts, shall have a salary of forty merks; that the Canonist, who is bound to read every reading day in his doctor's dress in Canon Law in his manse, or the church, according to the manner of the first regent in that faculty in the University of Paris, and to have, on his own expences, a temporal vicar under him in the church, shall have forty merks yearly, in payment of which the Church of St. Mary ad nivex is assigned, with the reservation of five merks yearly to the grammarian; that the Civilist, who is to read in like manner in Civil Law, after the fashion of the regents in the University of Orleans, shall have twenty pounds yearly, with his manse and garden; that the Mediciner, who is to read in Medicine after the example of the Parisian doctors of medicine, shall have twenty merits yearly, with the above garden and buildings; that the Subprincipal, who is to read in Philosophy and Arts every reading day, after the manner of the Parisian regents, to instruct the students, not only in the sciences, but also in morals and virtue, to correct delinquents, to preside, along with the other regents, at the meetings and disputations of the Students in Arts, and to mark and punish the Students of Arts and Theology who are absent from religious offices and public Acts, shall have twenty merks yearly, with a chamber and other conveniences within the College; that the grammarian, who is to hold a Grammar School in his manse, and to instruct the scholars in grammar, poetry, rhetorie, virtue, and manners, and to punish delinquents, shall have twenty merks yearly, with his manse, garden, houses, and buildings; that each of the six Masters of Arts, Students of Theology, whose duty it shall be to study Theology, and to celebrate religious services in certain vestments, as therein set down, shall have ten pounds yearly from the lands therein mentioned, whose names they shall bear, and shall also have chambers assigned them within the College by the Principal, with the advice of the Subprincipal and regents; that the first Bachelor or Student in Civil Law shall have the chaplainry founded by Thomas, Bishop of Aberdeen, with chambers and other conveniences within the manse of the Civilist; that the other shall have the chaplainry of St. Mary Magdalene, and the Bachelor in Canon Law the chaplainry founded by Duncan Scherar, rector of Clat, the office of the three being to read publicly in each faculty, as is the custom of bachelors, and to celebrate masses for the founders and other religious services, the first student in Civil Law and the student in Canon Law celebrating these offices within the College, and the second student in Civil Law in the parish Church of St. Nicholas; that twelve of the thirteen Students in Arts shall have twelve merks yearly, with chambers and other conveniences within the College, and the thirteenth five pounds yearly from the foundation of Duncan Scherar, all keeping the gates by turns, and performing the services and bearing the character prescribed by the first foundation; that six of the eight prebendaries, celebrating the religious services and duties therein mentioned, shall have each sixteen merks yearly, with six shillings and eightpence for vestments, but the first, to be called the Cantor, shall have twenty merks and thirteen shillings and fourpence for vestments, and the second, to be called the Sacrist, shall have the same salary and allowance for vestments as the Cantor, besides twenty-six shillings and eightpence for performance of the other duties therein mentioned; and that every one of them shall choose one of the faculties, to the study of which be shall betake himself diligently, and that they shall have the ground lying beside the Church of St Mary ad nives, and beyond Powis Brig and the manse of the Civilist, for building manses and laying out gardens in the order and proportions therein mentioned, so that they may not have occasion to wander beyond the walls of the College, especially during the night; that the six Choristers shall have each four merks yearly, and one to be appointed to assist the Sacrist in ringing the bells, to have, besides, two merks yearly; that one of the Prebendaries, to be elected by the principal, subprincipal, cantor, and sacrist, to play the organ, shall have two merks of additional salary; that out of the foundation of James Reidheucli twenty shillings shall be paid to the regents and prebendaries for celebrating the religious services therein mentioned, the remaining funds of that foundation being apportioned to two poor scholars in grammar, until they are promoted in arts, for the discharge of the duties therein set down; that the prebends in the College shall be incompatible with benefices in the Cathedral of Aberdeen, but compatible with benefices elsewhere; that forty pounds shall be set apart for the repair of the buildings and vestments of the College, and five pounds for the repair of the manses of the civilist, mediciner, and grammarian; that the Principal shall be elected by the rector, four procurators of the nations, the canonist, civilist, mediciner, subprincipal, regent in arts, grammarian, six students of theology, cantor and sacrist; the Canonist by the rector, four procurators of the nations, principal, subprincipal, civilist, mediciner, and grammarian; the Civilist and Bachelors or Students in Laws, by the rector, procurators of the nations, principal, subprincipal, canonist, mediciner, and grammarian; the Mediciner by the rector, procurators of the nations, principal, subprincipal, canonist, civilist, and grammarian; the Subprincipal by the rector, procurators of the nations, the doctors of each faculty, the grammarian, the regents in arts, and the other students of theology; the Grammarian by the rector, procurators of the nations, principal, the doctors of laws, mediciner, subprincipal, regents in arts, students of theology, cantor and sacrist; and the Cantor and Sacrist by the principal, subprincipal, canonist, civilist, mediciner, grammarian and regents in arts; all, however, being admitted by the Chancellor: the Students of Theology and Arts shall be elected by the subprincipal, regents in arts, grammarian, canonist, civilist, and mediciner; the six Choristers by the subprincipal, regents in arts, grammarian, cantor and sacrist; and the other six Prebendaries by the rector, subprincipal, canonist, civilist, grammarian, mediciner, cantor and sacrist; all being admitted by the Principal, who, in all these elections, is to have a conclusive vote; that all shall wear the garments, and conduct themselves in the manner therein prescribed, the bursars in arts being bound to speak either Latin or French; that twice every reading day in arts there shall be questions and meetings, and disputations once every Saturday among the regents and students in theology and arts; that the Rector, whether belonging to the College or not, shall be an actual resident within the University, and that he, if not a member of the College (otherwise the official of Aberdeen) along with four worthy masters of the University to be elected by it, shall visit the College once a year, and correct all abuses. The confirmation took place on the 18 December, 1529, but the Notary's docquet bears that the deed was not completed till the 13 and 14 June, 1531. p. 80.



69. Oath of an entrant to the College. p. 108.

(From the preceding foundation.)

70. Charter by Gavin, Bishop of Aberdeen, in favour of the Principal and in

habitants of the College, of a piece of waste land to the north of the Mediciner's manse. 15 November, 1531. p. 108.


71. Bull of Pope Paul III., granting to William, Bishop of Aberdeen, the power

of extending the period of six years, during which the students of theology are bound to study in that faculty, to such time as he shall consider them fit for promotion. 11 October, 1538. p. 109.


72. William, Bishop of Aberdeen, gives possession to the chaplains of the Choir

of the College of a piece of ground, bounded by the College property, the Tile Burn, and the high road, they celebrating certain religious services. 16 December, 1538. p. 111. (Orig.)

73. Charter by John Wood of Bawbegno, in favour of the members of the

College, of an annual rent of four pounds Scots from his lands of Uverblairtoun or Colpno in the barony of Balhelvy, in warrandice of the like annual rent out of his lands of Wattertoun, Eister Ellon, and Creheid. 17 April, 1539. p. H2.


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