Circumduction of the term and preference of the masters of the College, pronounced by the Lords of the Council and Session, in an action of multiple poinding pursued by the tenants of Darnley against the masters, and also against Jean Knox, widow of the deceased John Porterfield, the other competitor; she having failed to prosecute diligence within the specified time, the masters are preferred to her.

Scope and Content

The document is written on paper in a secretary hand. It bears the signature of James McGill.

Custodial History

Previously numbered GUA 16494.

Blackhouse charters catalogue description: 'Circumduction of the terme and preferrance of the Masters of the Colledge pronounced by the Lords of Councill and Session in a Multiple poynding at the instance of the possessors of the Lands of Dernly where the terme is circumduced agt. Jean Knox relict of Umquhile Mr. John Porterfeild of that ilk the oyr Competitor for not producing her intrest and the said Masters are preferred to her dated 16 Decr. 1578'.


Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, Records of the University of Glasgow from its Foundation till 1727, ed. by Cosmo Innes (Glasgow : the Maitland Club, 1856), I, p. 127-128 (entry no 67).