Papers and accounts concerning the University of Saint Andrews. Edit

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  • 1438-1630. (Creation)

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  • Scope and Contents

    Most of the papers relate to, or resulted from the various Royal Commissions to Saint Andrews University in the late 16th century.

    Copy of the statutes of the Faculty of Theology, 1438; in Latin (folios 1-8).

    - This has been printed from other manuscripts in Hannay, page 112.

    Transcript, 1570, of the statutes of the Faculty of Arts, signed by John Rutherford; in Latin (folios 9-15).

    - This has been printed from another manuscript in Hannay, page 86.

    Notes, undated, on the graduation of theological students, and part of a college account (folio 16).

    Articles drawn up at the visitation of the Earl of Morton, 1574 (folios 17-21).

    - ‘Evidence ... taken before the Commissioners for visiting the Universities of Scotland’, volume iii, page 187.

    Extract of the Act of Parliament concerning the visitation of the universities, 1578 (folio 22).

    - ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’, volume iii, page 98.

    Royal instructions concerning the visitation of the University, 1579 (folios 23-24). See also folios 29-30.

    - ‘Evidence ... taken before the Commissioners for visiting the Universities of Scotland’, volume iii, page 189.

    Notes, 1579, by Lord Menmuir, of the violations of the Act of Parliament concerning the reformation of the University (folios 25-26).

    Violations of the Act of Parliament concerning the reformation of the University, 1579 (folios 27-28).

    - ‘Evidence ... taken before the Commissioners for visiting the Universities of Scotland’, volume iii, page 191 (3).

    Royal instructions concerning the visitation of the University, 1579 (folios 29-30). See also folios 23-24. The names of the Commissioners do not correspond.

    - ‘Evidence ... taken before the Commissioners for visiting the Universities of Scotland’, volume iii, page 189.

    Draft of Commission to the colleges, 1580 (folios 31-32).

    - ‘Evidence ... taken before the Commissioners for visiting the Universities of Scotland’, volume iii, page 191 (5).

    Extract of the Act of Parliament appointing Commissioners to the University, 1584 (folio 33).

    - ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’, volume iii, page 303.

    Charge concerning the Commission for the visitation of the colleges, 1588 (folio 34).

    - ‘Register of the Privy Council of Scotland’, 1st series volume iv, page 266.

    Memorial to the Commissioners to the University, 1588 (folios 35-36).

    - ‘Evidence ... taken before the Commissioners for visiting the Universities of Scotland’, volume iii, page 193.

    Three copies of the Commissioners` report, April 1588 (folios 37-42).

    - ‘Evidence ... taken before the Commissioners for visiting the Universities of Scotland’, volume iii, page 193.

    Report on the Commissioners` second visitation, May 1588 (folios 43-44). See also folios 46-49.

    - ‘Evidence ... taken before the Commissioners for visiting the Universities of Scotland’, volume iii, page 195.

    Notes by Lord Menmuir for the report on the Commissioners` second visitation, 9 May 1588 (folio 45).

    Two copies of the report on the Commissioners` second visitation, May 1588 (folios 46-49). See also folios 43-44.

    - ‘Evidence ... taken before the Commissioners for visiting the Universities of Scotland’, volume iii, page 195.

    Royal warrant to postpone the submitting of the report, Holyrood, 24 May 1588 (folio 50).

    Royal charge to the members of the colleges to acknowledge the Commissioners, Falkland, 12 August 1596 (folio 51).

    Minutes of the visitation of the University, 1597 (folios 52-55, 57; the correct order should be folios 55, 53-54, 57, 52).

    - ‘Evidence ... taken before the Commissioners for visiting the Universities of Scotland’, volume iii, page 196.

    Executions of charges to the masters of the three colleges, 7-8 July 1597 (folio 56).

    Extract from the minutes of the visitation of the University, 11 and 9 July 1597 (folios 58-59).

    - ‘Evidence ... taken before the Commissioners for visiting the Universities of Scotland’, volume iii, page 197.

    Memoranda by Lord Menmuir of matters to be seen to in the colleges, 22 July 1597 (folio 60).

    Draft by Lord Menmuir of an Act of Parliament for the reform of the University, including notes on the duties of officials of the University, 12 October 1597 (folios 61-62).

    Notes by Lord Menmuir, headed `Act of Parliament anent the university`, concerning the reform of discipline, doctrine and finance, 4 November 1597 (folios 63-64).

    Copy of the royal commission for the visitation of the University, Newmarket, 8 December 1614 (folio 65).

    Accounts of the three colleges, undated (folios 66-67).

    Calculation of the quantity of wheat required for the masters of the colleges, [1597] (folio 68).

    Calculation of the quantity of meat and fish required for the masters of the colleges, [1597] (folio 69).

    Two copies of a list of provisions required for the University, 27 October 1597 (folios 70-73).

    Calculations of provisions required, 1597 (folio 74). This item is similar to folios 68-69.

    `The A.B.C. of the calculation for sustening of the foundit persons in ilk college of Saint Andros,` in Lord Menmuir`s hand, 1597 (folios 75-76).

    Inventory of writs of Saint Salvator`s College, 20 May 1588 (folios 77-78).

    Inventories of writs of Saint Salvator`s College, 23 July 1597 (folios 79-80).

    Two copies of the Bull of Pope Pius II confirming Bishop Kennedy`s charter of foundation of Saint Salvator`s College, 1458; in Latin (folios 81-95).

    - ‘Evidence ... taken before the Commissioners for visiting the Universities of Scotland’, volume iii, page 269;

    - There is a summary of the Bull in Lyon, volume ii, page 238.

    Duties of the Provost of Saint Salvator`s College, 18 October 1597; in Latin (folios 96-98).

    Report by John Douglas, Rector of the University, and others, to John Rutherford, Provost, on the visitation of Saint Salvator`s College, with their recommendations, Saint Andrews, 15 September 1563; in Latin (folio 99).

    Copies of minutes concerning the election of an Economus for Saint Salvator`s College, 18-19 March 1588 (folio 100).

    List of books in Saint Salvator`s College, 9 May 1588 (folio 101).

    Copies of documents concerning Balbuthie, Fife (folios 102-103):

    Deed of mortification of the lands of Balbuthie by Bishop Kennedy in favour of the provost and canons of Saint Salvator`s, Saint Andrews, 20 June 1456; in Latin (folio 102 recto);

    Writ of Bishop Kennedy for the provost and canons or their deputy to take sasine of the lands, Saint Andrews, 28 June 1456; in Latin (folio 102 verso);

    Confirmation by James III of a decree of the Privy Council in favour of the tenants of Balbuthie against Archibald Dunbar of Little Spott, Edinburgh, 19 February 1470; in Latin and Scots (folio 102 verso);

    Instrument of sasine in favour of Thomas Logie, licentiate in theology, on behalf of the provost and canons, 30 June 1456; in Latin (folio 103).

    Copy of an act of warning to David Rutherford to infeft Thomas Myles, Hugh Bonthorne and John Shiel of an annual return from the lands of Benitoun in the regality of Saint Andrews, 29 June 1560; in Latin (folio 104).

    Extract of the Act of Parliament concerning the union of the church of Forteviot to Saint Salvator`s College, 1592 (folio 105).

    - ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’, volume iii, page 551.

    Account of sources of income of Saint Salvator`s College, [?1588]; in Latin (folio 106 recto).

    Inventory of furnishings of Saint Salvator`s College, [?1588] (folio 106 verso).

    Account, 9 May 1588, of the teinds of Kilmany paid to Saint Salvator`s College in 1537, 1555-1556, 1588 (folios 108-109).

    Account of sources of income of Saint Salvator`s College, 9 May 1588; in Latin and Scots (folios 110-111).

    List of the prebends of Saint Salvator`s College, 22 July 1597 (folios 112-115).

    Income from prebends and bursaries of Saint Salvator`s College, [?circa 1588] (folio 116).

    Income from prebends and bursaries of Saint Salvator`s College, [?circa 1588]; in Latin (folio 117).

    Copy of contract between James Martine and George Manderstoun concerning a bursary in Saint Salvator`s College, Saint Andrews, 28 February 1584 (folio 118).

    Accounts of income and expenditure of Saint Salvator`s College, from 2 October 1586 to 20 August 1587, by Alexander Clepen, Economus, [?1588] (folios 119-120).

    Account of wheat, oats and barley for Saint Salvator`s College, 24 October 1597 (folios 121-122).

    Two copies of the accounts of the Economus of Saint Salvator`s College, 1 November 1597 (folios 124-129).

    Rental of Saint Salvator`s College, undated (folios 130-131).

    Copy of a summons to James Martine on charges of neglecting his duties as Provost of Saint Salvator`s College, 1588 (folio 132).

    Two copies of the charges against James Martine as Provost, [1588] (folios 133-134).

    Two copies of the complaints of the masters of Saint Salvator`s College against James Martine, 16 April 1588 (folios 135-138).

    Answers of James Martine to the complaints of the masters of his college, 17 April 1588 (folios 139-142).

    Complaints and petitions of James Martine concerning Saint Salvator`s College, 16 April 1588 (folios 143-145).

    Answers of the masters of Saint Salvator`s College to James Martine`s complaints, 17 April 1588 (folio 146).

    Copy of a writ of James VI cancelling letters purchased by William Welwood and Homer Blair against James Martine, Edinburgh, 23 May 1588 (folio 147).

    Draft of a request by John Johnston, Procurator Fiscal of the Kirk, for a summons to be issued against James Martine, 1588 (folio 148).

    Letter of James Martine to Lord Menmuir, promising to give full information about Saint Salvator`s College, Saint Andrews, 22 July 1597 (folio 149).

    Accords of William Welwood, Professor of Law, to the petitions of James Martine 17 April 1588 (folios 150-151).

    Argument of William Welwood against the need for readers to live in college, [?1588] (folio 152).

    Deed of deprivation of William Welwood, 15 August 1578 (folio 153).

    Complaints of George Manderstoun against James Martine, 6 April 1588 (folio 154).

    Answers of Homer Blair, Professor of Mathematics, to charges made against him, [?1597] (folio 155).

    Letter of Homer Blair to Lord Menmuir, complaining of James Martine, Saint Andrews, 24 June 1588 (folio 156).

    Copy of Prior Hepburn`s charter of foundation of Saint Leonard`s College, 1512; in Latin (folio 157).

    - Herkless and Hannay, page 130;

    - ‘Evidence ... taken before the Commissioners for visiting the Universities of Scotland’, volume iii, page 275;

    - There is a summary of the charter in Lyon, volume ii, page 243.

    Extract of a ratification by Parliament of gifts to Saint Leonard`s College, 1581 (folio 158).

    - ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’, volume iii, page 278.

    Copy of the statutes of Saint Leonard`s College, 1544; in Latin (folios 159-162).

    - Herkless and Hannay, page 145.

    Rental of Saint Leonard`s College for crop year 1558-1559, by John Lamond, Provisor of the college, 23 October 1559; in Latin (folios 163-166).

    Rental of Saint Leonard`s College, crop 1570; in Latin (folios 167-170).

    Rental of Saint Leonard`s College, crop 1559; in Latin (folio 171).

    Rental of Saint Leonard`s College, crop 1560, by John Lamond, 1561; in Latin (folios 172-176).

    Rental of Saint Leonard`s College, 1573; in Latin (folios 177-180).

    Rental of Saint Leonard`s College by John Scott, Provisor, 1570; in Latin (folios 181-184).

    List of the masters and students of Saint Leonard`s College, with their fees, [circa 1572] (folio 185).

    List of persons sustained by the rents of Saint Leonard`s College, [circa 1589] (folio 186).

    Account of provisions for Saint Leonard`s College, undated (folios 187-188).

    Provisions required for Saint Leonard`s College, undated (folio 189).

    Accounts of Saint Leonard`s College, [after 1590] (folio 190).

    Three accounts of the Economus of Saint Leonard`s College, undated (folios 191-197).

    Accounts of Saint Leonard`s College, 8 November 1597 (folio 198).

    Extract of the Act of Parliament ratifying privileges granted to Saint Mary`s College, 1587 (folio 199).

    - ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’, volume iii, page 488.

    Notes by Lord Menmuir concerning Saint Mary`s College, [?1588] (folio 200).

    Violations of the Act of Parliament concerning the reformation of Saint Mary`s College, 1579 (folios 201-202).

    - ‘Evidence ... taken before the Commissioners for visiting the Universities of Scotland’, volume iii, page 191 (4).

    Complaints of the masters of Saint Mary`s College, concerning practices in the College, undated (folios 203-204).

    Reasons against the stipends of the masters of Saint Mary`s College being paid from the college rents, 19 August 1597 (folio 205).

    Questions of doctrine, discipline and finance to be resolved by Saint Mary`s College, 17 October 1597 (folios 206-207).

    Two inventories of books in Saint Mary`s College, undated; in Latin (folios 208-210).

    - ‘Miscellany of the Maitland Club’, volume i, pages 310, 307.

    Inventory of furnishings in Saint Mary`s College, 18 May 1588 (folios 211-212).

    Inventory of furnishings and writs of Saint Mary`s College, 11 July 1597 (folios 213-215).

    Names of tenants in Tannadice (Angus) and Tyninghame (East Lothian) who received new leases in 1595 and 1596 (folios 216-217).

    Rental of Saint Mary`s College, 19 July 1597 (folios 218-225).

    Statement of actions to be pursued by Saint Mary`s College with regard to rents, 19 July 1597 (folios 226-230).

    Account of provisions for Saint Mary`s College, undated (folios 231-232).

    Instructions of the Lord Chancellor to the masters of Saint Mary`s College, 7 August 1597 (folios 233-234).

    James Melville`s statement of expenses of Saint Mary`s College for common actions, 1585-1586 (folios 235-237).

    Account by James Melville of the rents of Saint Mary`s College, 1585 (folios 238-240).

    Account by John Caldcleuch of living expenses in Saint Mary`s College, 1586 (folios 241-242).

    Account by Patrick Melville of wheat supplies for Saint Mary`s College, 1 November 1597 (folio 243).

    Four copies of the accounts of the Economus of Saint Mary`s College, October-November 1597 (folios 244-259).

    Answers to the account of the Economus of Saint Mary`s College, undated (folios 260-261).

    Objections to the election of a replacement for John Robertson, second master of Saint Mary`s College, undated (folio 262).

    Information for John Caldcleuch, undated (folio 263).

    Answers of the masters of Saint Mary`s College concerning the position of John Caldcleuch, undated (folios 264-266).

    Letter, 1630, of George Ramsay of Langraw to Sir David Lindsay, asking him to use his influence in the case between Ramsay and Robert Howie, Principal of Saint Mary`s College (folio 267).

  • Bibliography

    The documents concerning the foundation of Saint Salvator`s College have been printed a number of times. The most recent edition is by Ronald G Cant in ‘College of Saint Salvator’ (Edinburgh, 1950).

    ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’, edited by Thomas Thomson and Cosmo Innes (Edinburgh, 1814-1875).

    ‘Evidence ... taken before the Commissioners for visiting the Universities of Scotland’, volume iii. Reports from Commissioners, Session 1837 - Universities (Scotland).

    Hannay, Robert K. ‘Statutes of the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Theology’. Saint Andrews University Publications, volume 7 (Saint Andrews, 1910).

    Herkless, John, and Robert K Hannay. ‘College of Saint Leonard’ (Edinburgh and London, 1905).

    Lyon, Charles J. ‘History of Saint Andrews’. 2 volumes (London and Dublin, 1843).

    ‘Miscellany of the Maitland Club’, volume i, edited by Alexander Macdonald and James Dennistoun. Maitland Club, volume 23 (Edinburgh, 1833-1834).

    ‘Register of the Privy Council of Scotland’. 1st, 2nd and 3rd series (Edinburgh, 1877-1933).

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