John of Spalding, canon of Moray, prebendary of Duffus, has given, granted and by this his present charter assigned in perpetuity to his successors succeeding him in the prebend of Duffus (MOR), or to in-coming canons, his house or his building within the canonry of Elgin (MOR), which he previously built in the land which he bought from the heirs of William Vtrearii [i.e. Glazier], which Archibald, the bishop, the dean and the chapter of Moray agreed to, invested upon him and his assignees by their ring, and introduced him into the corporal possession of, viz.: that his successor, whoever he may be, will be responsible for rendering to the chapter or their procurator for the house, twenty shillings of sterling every year during the feast of the Nativity of the blessed John the Baptist for distribution among the canons, vicars and ministers of the church that will appear present on the day of the anniversary of John of Spalding’s death in the vigils and mass, whenever it may occur during the year, excluding absent or tardy and untimely arrivals. The dean, or whichever canon will celebrate the mass of the anniversary of his death, should receive a double portion of the altar of the canon, and each canon should have a double portion of the vicarage dues, while each vicar or chaplain of the chapel of the church should have a double portion of the vicarage dues of the dean or sacrist every year. Additionally, John wishes that if anyone should forget the vigil and not in the mass, or should forget the mass and not in the vigil, he should be provided with half of what he is owed. Additionally, his successor, whomever he may be, will sufficiently sustain the building and will restore it at his expense, lest it should fall apart and the whole manor, with the buildings, should fall into disrepair, and his successor will oblige and swear to the chapter that all of this will be done.
1298 X 23 March 1310
Watt, _Graduates_, 500 (John of Spalding is not found after 23 March 1310)