Malcolm of Balgownie, and Duncan the merchant, burgesses of Aberdeen, state that the community of Aberdeen unanimously granted in perpetuity to them and their heirs all the lands and renders which Master Richard the mason, late burgess of Aberdeen gave and conveyed in his prosperity, for the salvation of the souls of himself, Ellen, his spouse, and all the faithful, to Aberdeen Cathedral, as the charter of conveyance of Master Richard fully contains, which charter Malcolm and Duncan have, and which states that they and their heirs will manage to acquire a chaplain who is to serve at the altar for five marks yearly, and books, lamps and all other ornaments belonging to the said altar by right, and additionally a half mark annually, viz.: one half [of the mark] for the light below the cross in the church, and another half for the light of blessed Mary the virgin in the church. Therefore, Malcolm and Duncan oblige that the annual return of four marks in which Laurence Swyn owes to them for those two stalls with the solar lying on the southern part of the place which is called le Kucstule in the burgh of Aberdeen, is to be dedicated to the aforesaid purposes, viz.: twenty shillings from Malcolm and two and a half marks from Duncan. The remaining twenty shillings will be derived by Malcolm from those stalls which formerly belonged to James Cramp, and which Thomas son of Alice, burgess of Aberdeen, [now] holds from Malcolm. And if the render of five marks and six shillings, for the subsistence of the service of the chapel, and for the expenses of the altar and other things, is not sufficient at any time, Malcolm and Duncan bind all the lands, possessions and returns of the conveyance of Master Richard as surety for the completion and subsistence of service and other things, subjecting themselves to the jurisdiction and power of the bishop of Aberdeen by ecclesiastical censure until the make good.
Wednesday 30 June 1294
Wednesday nearest after at the feast of the apostles Peter and Paul (29 June) in the year of grace 1294