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Robert II: Translation
23 October 1382 Charter: to William de Menteith of West Kerse and Alva and the offices of sheriff and forester of Clackmannan
[1382/10/1]* Charter: to William de Menteith …
21 September 1384 1384, 21 September, Glasgow, ?Council
1384, 21 September, Glasgow, ?Council
21 September 1384 ?Council Records
?Council Records
21 September 1384 21 September 1384
21 September 1384
21 September 1384 Charter: to Sir William Douglas of an annuity of £40
[1384/9/1]* Charter: to Sir William Douglas …
21 September 1384 Charter: confirmation to Sir William Douglas of a gift of 100 librates of land
[1384/9/2]* Charter: confirmation to Sir William …
November 1384 1384, November, Holyrood, Council
1384, November, Holyrood, Council
November 1384 Council Records
Council Records
November 1384 November 1384
November 1384
  1. APS, i, 554, 'from a copy by Mr G Chalmers from a transcript by W Macfarlan of Macfarlan'. This copy and the original are almost certainly lost. Back
  2. These document does not provide any evidence of a substantial assembly in Glasgow, nor is the phrase 'in pleno consilio' used, which would indicate a council with at least quasi-parliamentary powers. It is possible that the documents record nothing more than the king's daily council sitting in Glasgow, although in a period of ambiguous and evolving phraseology this cannot be certain. See, however, the reference in 1385/4/3 to an ordinance made by this Glasgow council. Back
  3. NAS, Register of the Great Seal, C1/8/2. Another copy of this charter is recorded on the same roll (NAS, C1/8/21), but in a slightly less detailed form. Back
  4. NAS, Register of the Great Seal, C1/8/20. Back
  5. The phrase 'general council' and 'council general' were evolving during this period. This assembly is referred to in the acts most frequently as a 'consilium', but also 'tanquam ... consilium generale' in 1384/2. See R. K. Hannay, 'On 'parliament' and 'general council'', SHR, xviii (1921), 157-70, 161-2, for a discussion of the problems with terminology at this time. Back