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parliament considering that forsameikill as it hathe pleased his sacred majestie out of his royall zeall and fatherlie affectione to the grouth and incres of religioun within this his majestie's ancient and native kingdome be his signature of mortificatioune daittit the aucht day of November instant to uneit and erect the tua colledgeis of Aberdene viz. the old colledge thairof and the new callit marischellis colledge in ane joynt universitie to be callit in all tyme cumming King Charles' universitie, and to found mortifie and dispone to the saidis colledgeis and to the principallis professoris regentis and uther memberis of the said universitie and colledgeis thairof the haill few-maillis few-fermes teynds and uther rentis that pertenit ot before to the lait bishoprick of Aberdene temporalitie and spiritualitie thairof as followis viz.; tua partis thairof to the said old college and ane third pairt to the said new colledge; to be distribut among the professoris and foundit personis of the said universitie be his majestie's commissionaris and visitoris appointit or to be appointit for that effect in maner at lenthe specifeit in the said signature: Whairfore his majestic and estaittis of parliament ratifeis approveis and confirmes the foresaid signature and mortificatioune with the chartour to follow thairupon in all and sundry heidis articles and circumstanceis thairof; And willis and grantis and for his majestie and his successoris with consent of the estaittis of parliament decernis and ordainis this present confirmatioune to be alse sufficient and effectual to the principallis professoris regentis and uther memberis of the said joynt universitie now present and their successoris in tyme cumyng as gif the forsaid signature and chartour of mortificatioune following thairupoune were word be word insert herein: quhareanent and with all that may follow thairupoune his majestie and estaittis of parliament dispenses for ever; And farder his majestie and estaits of parliament hes dissolveit and be thir presentis dissolveis all and sundrie the few-maillis few-fermis teyndis teynd-dewteis and utheris mentionat in the said signature from his majestie's crounc and patrimonie thairof and fra the bischoprick of Aberdene and fra all uther beneficeis quhatsumever whairunto the samene wer annex.it of before; and suppressis and extinguisches the name and memorie of the said bischoprick of Aberdene in all tyme cummyng To the effect the foresaidis few-maillis few-fermis teyndis teynd-dewteis and utheris foresaidis that belongit to the said lait bischoprick of before may remainc with the principallis professoris regentis and uther memberis of the said joynt universitie of Aberdene callit King Charles' universitie as ane testimonie of his majestie's favour perpetualie in all tyme cummyng; Exceptand alwayis furth of thir presentis the teyndis parsonage and vicarage of the kirk of Sanct Nicholas with the right of patronage of the said kirk done in favouris of the provost bailleis and counsall of the burghe of Aberdene and thair successors to the whilk the said mortificatioune nor thir presenttis sall naways be extendit; reserveing also to the Erll Marschall and his successoris his right of presentatioune of the principall and regentis of the said colledge marschall and nthir rightis and priviledgis perteining to him and his predicessoris be the first foundatioune and erectioune of the said colledge .

Extractum de libris actorum parliamenti per me dominum Alexandrum Gibsone juniorem de Durie clericum rotulorum registri ac consilii S.D.N, regis sub meis signo et subscriptione manualibus .

Alex. Gibsone cl. reg.

The king's letter of direction .

14. Our soueraigne lord considering that it hes pleased his sacred majestie, out of his pius dispositioune and princelie cair to literatour and religioune, to dispone and mortifie to the universitie of Aberdene, and the old and new colledges theroff, the haill rents and reveneus of the bischoprik of Aberdene, to be devydit betuixt the said tua colledges be the commissioners and visiters appoynted and to be appoynted be his majestie, as followes, viz.: the tua pairts of the rents of the said bischoprik to the said old colledge, callit the kings colledge; and the thrid pairt theroff to the said neu colledge, callit marschalls colledge: Therfor his majestie ordenis ane letter of commissione to be maid under the quarter seill in deu forme, givand and grantand full pouer to thame or any of thame to compeir in the said old colledge kirk of Auld Aberdene, with pouer to thame to continue ther meiting for tlx. space of days, and thair to devyd in the equall tua pairts and third

pairts the haill rents of the bischoprik of Aberdene; and to appoynt quhat tua pairt and particular localitie of the samin sall appertein to the said old colledge, and quhat thrid pairt and particular localitie of the samin sall appertein to the said neu colledge: the quhilk divisioune being maid and particular localitie sua appoynted, each colledge pairt, as said is, shall accres to the former rents of the said tua severall colledges; and togidder with the former rents of the samin shall be eolleeted . . . and dispensed be the collectors and procurators of the said tua colledges as said is respective; and sall be administrat according to the rules set doune in ther severall origenall and authentik fundations: as lykways that they consider and tak notice of the stipends and provisione of the principall professors and remanent maisters of the said tua colledges; and out of the haill former rents of the said colledges and mortifications perteining in quhatsumevir maner to the said colledge, or any member of the. samin, as also out of this present mortificatione of the rents of the bischoprik of Aberdene, that they appoynt set doune and determin to the said principall professors and remanent maisters of the said old colledge, and to the principall and regents of the said neu colledge, ane sufficient honest and competent yeirlie stipend ; and that according to the proportione and rait of stipend appoynted to each professor maister and member of the said colledges in ther severall origenall fundations, in sua far as they shall think expedient: and that they ordene the superplus of the rents of the said bischoprik to be imployed upone the reparatione of the edifices of the said colledges, and manteining of scollers in the samin, or uther necessar wses, as shall be thocht be thame expedient. The quhilk divisione being sua maid be the visiters forsaid shalbe ane sufficient warrand to the lords of sessione to derect lettres of horning and uther executorialls necessar, at the instance of the collectors and procurators of the said colledges for thair awin pairts as said is, without any further passing of exchequer or seills; becaus the principall mortificatione is confirmed in parliament, past in exchequer, and the great seill is appendit therto. Givin at our court at Halieruidhous the day of Januar 1641

yeirs .

Carta sub magno sigillo eoncessa magistro Thome Barclay professori divinitatis in eadem universitate suisque successoribus de predictis terris de Cairntraidlan sub provisionibus et conditionibus subscriptis videlicet ut professor omni tempore affuturo eligetur vir omni virtutis genere im butus et qualificatus tam respectu vitc tam doctrine ubi reperiri possit sine ullo alio respectu habito ad eius gencrationem locum residentie vel educationis: Inquisitores vel examinatores electores et admissores dicti professoris omni tempore affuturo (quaudocunque vacabitur locus) erint videlicet moderator synodi provincialis Aberdonie cum duobus commissionariis ab unoquoque presbiterio eiusdem ad hunc effectum ab iisdem presbiteriis eligendis cumque primario academie et universitatis veteris Aberdonie pro emporc unacum altera persona collegiata dicte academie et universitatis a ceteris collegiatis personis eiusdem eligenda et decano facultatis theologice dicte academie et universitatis veteris Aberdonie vel uno alio virtute preditissimo eiusdem facultatis ad hunc effectum ab eadem facilltate eligendo: Et ut omnes persone antedicte habeant voces decisivas et potestatem etiam deprivandi eundem professorem cum justa occasio sese contigerit: Et dicta professio incompatibilis erit cum aliquo alio officio in ecclesia scola vel republica; et si ita contigerit tunc et in eo casu locus professionis ipso facto vacabit; et immediate post vacationem dicte professionis ob quameunque justam occasionem dictus moderator synodi provincialis Aberdonensis pro tempore infra viginti dies immediate postea sequentes congregabit cum ceteris inquisitoribus vel examinatoribus et electoribus antedictis quo vero deficiente moderator presbeterii Aberdonensis quo etiam deficiente decanus facultatis dicte academie et universitatis congregabit cum dictis inquisitoribus vel examinatoribus et electoribus intra alios viginti dies ; et locus in quo congregabunt erit templum academie et universitatis nostre veteris Aberdonie; et ibidem ordinabunt proclamationem edictorum fieri per omnes partes doctrine preclaras infra dictum regnum nostrum Scotie; viri literati et virtutibus imbuti invitantur qui sese cupiunt offerre et examinationi pro eodem vaeante loco subjicere ut idem locus detur digniori et aptissimo; et dicti inquisitores vel examinatores et electores antedicti inquisitionem vel examinationem et admissionem cum omni instantia et diligentia prosequentur uti Deo reddent rationem: Et articuli inquisitionis vel examinationis erunt in particularibus subsequentibus videlicet primo de scientia dicti professoris in Hebrea et Greca linguis in quibus sacre scripture prius scribebantur; seeundo ut habeat bonam et promptam latinam dictionem; tertio ut bene versatus sit in ecclesiasticis et humanis historiis in quantum conducent ad ejus professionem; quarto ut sit bene versatus in omnibus contraversiis religionis; et ad hunc effectum aliqua specialis contraversia religionis ei designetur a predictis inquisitoribus vel examinatoribus super quam exercitium dabit et positiones ac disputationes sustinebit; quinto ut bene sit in philcsophia exercitatns; sexto ut bene sit perlectus in sacris scripturis et possit solvere omnia dubia ad easdem spectantia sicut deus easdem ipse revelavit; et generaliter ut possit omnibus inquisitoribus seu examinatoribus in omnibus punctis requisitis in tali professore satisfacere; et ut sit in fide integer et ut possit sana doctrina repugnantes convincere: Locus autem profession is erit academia nostra veteris Aberdonie in qua incorporabitur; et locus domicilii professoris erit domus et habitaculum mortificatum a magistro Joanne Forbes de Cors: professor omni tempore admissionis tenebitur sustinere antedictum domicilium in omnibus punctis suis propriis sumptibus et expensis sicuti appretiabitur illi tempore sui introitus; et ad hunc effectum statuitur ut dictum domicilium visitetur per moderatorem presbitterii Aberdonensis ministrum veteris Aberdonensis et primarium dicte academie et universitatis unoquoque biennio ut nullo affieiatur detrimento; et secundum eorum visitationem professor tenebitur et astringetur restituere idem ad eundem statum in quo repertum fuit si ullo afficiatur detrimento; et hoc sub pena deprivationis: Professor docebit spatio hore dimidio eiusdem in vocali suo sermone alterum dimidium hore dictitando et hoc bis in unoquoque hepdomode videlicet die Martis et die veneris ante merediem annuatim; incipiens primo die Martis mensis Octobris et usque ad ultimum diem Martis mensis Julii persistans; et intra quadrennium docebit totum theologie positivum corpus et gravissimas maximique momenti contraversias inter ecclesias reformatas et papisticam seu Romanam et inter easdem ecclesiam reformatam et Lutherianos; et deteget et refutabit errores Arminianorum et in scripta dabit theologie studiosis ad finem uniuscuiusque contraversie summam eiusdem; et quodeunque expediens arbitrabitur a dictis inquisitoribus vel examinatoribus electoribus et admissoribus; Et faciet ut discipuli sui hepdomodatim habeant privata exercitia de aliqua religionis contraversia et sacra scriptura et mensales in eadem disputationes quorum et ad que ipse erit preses et auditor; Professor tempore admissionis juramento fidelitatis nobis sese obstringet; et solemne dabit juramentum curaturum et vigilaturum erga discipulos suos ut sancte vivant et in cognitione crescant; professor subjicietur censure uniuscuiusque synodi provincialis Aberdonensis; et providetur per tenorem presentis carte nostre quod nullum annuum redditum lie an vel annat habebit sed solum stipendium totidem terminorum et annonun pro quibus actualiter curam gerit et servit; idem tempore vacationis antedicte professionis loci redditus terrarum predictarum eidem mortificatarum levabitur et intromittetur per ministrum veteris Aberdonie et moderatorem presbiterii Aberdonensis pro tempore qui pro eodem redditu provinciali sinodo Aberdonensi respondere tenebuntur et cum avisamento dicti sinodi

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