12th of September

St Albeus, bishop and confessor, 525. St Guy, confessor, 11th century.

Born. – Francis I. of France, 1494; Jean-Philippe Rameau, writer of operas, 1683, Dijon
Died. – Pope Innocent VI., 1362; Cinq-Mars, favourite of Louis XIII., executed at Lyon, along with De Thou, on charge of conspiracy, 1642; Griffith Jones, miscellaneous writer, 1786, London; Lebrecht Von Blücher, field-marshal of Prussia, 1819, Kriblowitz, Silesia; William Cooke Taylor, miscellaneous writer, 1849, Dublin; James Fillans, sculptor, 1852, Glasgow.

On this Day in Other Sources.

This year [1362], also, died Pope Innocent [VI.], at Avignon, the 12th day of September;.. 

– Historical Works, pp.104-124.

“IN the hands of Mr. R. S. McNicol, Glasgow, is a transcript, apparently vouched for by a well-known W.S., of a transumpt or notarial copy of a highly interesting historical charter. Mr. McNicol fears the original document, extant in 1885, is now lost, but possibly this notice may lead to definite information of its whereabouts. The document bears that on 12 September 1453 Robert Lord Boid produced before the notary and witnesses a charter of Robert Bruse by the grace of God late King of Scots in favour of the late potent lord, Robert Boid, written on parchment and sealed with the King’s seal in white wax. Its terms are then recited as follows:- 

          Robertus Dei gracia rex Scottorum omnibus probis hominibus suis tocius terre sue salutem, Sciatis nos dedisse concessisse et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse Roberto Boid militi dilecto et fideli nostro pro homagio et servicio suo omnes terras de Kylmernoc de Bondingtoun et de Herteschav, que fuerunt Johannis de Balliolo in dominico, totam terram de Kylbride et totam terram de Ardnele, que fuerunt Godfridi de Ros filii quondam Reginaldi de Ros, et totam terram que fuit Villelmi de Mora in tenemento de Dalry cum illis septem acris terre que fuerunt quondam Roberti de Ros in tenemento de Ardnele cum pertinenciis, una cum dimidio terrarum de Blare de Petecon de Dalry de Dogetlande et de Velscheton, et cum liberetenentibus dictarum terrarum et serviciis eorundem liberetenencium una cum liberetenentibus terrarum infra-scriptarum et eorundem serviciis videlicet terre de Meneforde, terre Ricardi Brune, terre Johannis de Kylmernoc, terre Villelmi de Cobynschent, terre Jacobi de Tempilton de Achindalosk, terre Roberti Scot in Raliston, terre Laurencii de Mora in tenemento de Dalry, et terre de Inglisardnel, Tenendas et habendas eidem Roberto Boid et heredibus suis de nobis et heredibus nostris in feodo et hereditate per omnes rectas metas et divisas suas in unam integram et liberam baroniam quiete libere plenarie et honorifice in boscis planis viis semitis moris maresiis pratis pascuis et pasturis in aquis stagnis vivariis molendinis et multuris in aucupacionibus piscacionibus et venacionibus cum furca et fossa soc et sak thol et them et infangandthef et cum omnibus aliis libertatibus comoditatibus aisiamentis et iustis pertinenciis suis tam non nominatis quam nominatis; Preterea concessimus prefato Roberto Boid ut ipse et heredes sui habeant teneant et possideant predictam terram de Herteschav per omnes rectas metas et divisas suas tantum in liberam forestam firmiter prohibentes ne quis sine licencia dicti Roberti et heredum suorum speciali infra dictam terram de Herteschav secet aucupet aut venetur super nostram plenariam forisfacturam; Faciendo nobis et heredibus nostris dictus Robertus et heredes sui pro omnibus terris supradictis servicium unius militis in excercitu nostro et unam sectam ad curiam nostram de Are ad singula placita nostra ibidem tenenda. In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte nostre sigillum nostrum precepimus apponi, Testibus Bernardo abbate de Abirbrotht cancellario nostro, Thoma Ranulphi comite moravie nepote nostro, Valtero senescallo Scocie, Johanne de Meneteth, Jacobo domino de Duglas, et Roberto de Keth Militibus. Datum apud Are tercio die mensis maii anno regni nostri decimo. 

          [Robert is the grace of God king of Scots, to all good men of his whole land, greeting, Know ye that we have given, granted, and by this our present charter have confirmed, to Robert Boid the soldiers, our dear friend and the faithful our God, for his homage and service, to all the lands of Kylmernoc of the Bondingtoun, and out of Herteschav, which belonged to John of the Bailleul in their whole territory of Kylbride the entire land of Ardnele, which were Godfrey of Rosh children once Reginald of Eos, the whole land which was of William de Mora in holding the Dalry with these seven acres of land which were formerly Robert de Ros in holding the Ardnele with appurtenances, with half of the blare de Petecon the Dalry of Dogetlande and Velscheton and being free of the said lands and services of the same release with free world subscripts of these services at the earth from Meneforde, soiled Richard Brown, land John Kylmernoc, land of William the Cobynschent, soiled James Tempilton the Achindalosk, land Robert Scott to Raliston, Lawrence about the delay in the holding of Dalry and land Inglisardnel, and to hold said Robert Boid heirs of us and our fee and heritage by all the right metes and bounds toward one whole and free barony, quiet, freely, fully, and honorably, in a woodland that the planes of the ways, paths, moors, marshes, meadows, and pastures in the waters of the pools, ponds, mills, and multures in the hawking fisheries, and a hunting with a fork, and a ditch soc and sac toll and them, and infangandthef, and with all the other liberties, commodities of the easements, and just as well not named as named, with their appurtenances; Moreover we have granted to the said Robert Boid so that he and his heirs shall have, hold and possess, to the said land of Herteschav by all the right goals and the boundaries of their own only in free, the forest is firmly prohibiting every one, without the leave of the said Robert and his heirs in a special field within the said land out of the Herteschav cuts is feeding, or to hunt down a our full forfeiture; In testimony charter ordered our seal to be affixed to witnesses, Bernard, Abbot of Abirbroth chancellor, Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray, our son, Walter, Steward of Scotland, John Menteith, James Lord of Douglas and Robert Keith soldiers. Are Given in the third day of the month of May in the year of our reign.] 

– Scots Lore, pp.271-273.

One of the projected purposes of the Queen’s march into Fife was, to oblige the known partizans of Murray to give security, for their quiet behaviour; and to punish those towns, for giving aid to an avowed rebellion: For this purpose, she marched to Dundee, on the 12th of September [1565], where she remained, on the 13th and 14th of September. The King and Queen, now issued a proclamation, in favour of the reformed religion. In it, were exposed the misrepresentations, which had induced many to join the rebellious standard of Murray: They promised to call a parliament, which had only been prevented, by the machinations of the discontented, when they would confirm all, that she had ever promised to her protestant subjects. 

– Life of Mary, pp.98-126.

Understanding that the enquiry, which Elizabeth proposed, to have, at York, was to be attended “with great ceremony, and solemnities,” Murray made suitable preparations, for the occasion: The Regent appointed himself, the Earl of Morton, and some other trusty friends, as the king’s commissioners, with Secretary Maitland, George Buchanan, two of the ablest, and most profligate of mankind, with some others of a similar sort, for assistants. The Queen was not wanting, on her part, though she felt this enquiry, before another sovereign, to be degrading: As her commissioners, she appointed Lesley, the Bishop of Ross, Lord Herries, and some others of less note, for their skill, and energy; and to give greater weight, and lustre to their commission, they had, also, power, and instructions, from a convention, at Dunbarton, on the 12th of September 1568; consisting of seven earls, twelve lords, eight bishops, and eight abbots.

– Life of Mary, pp.206-234.

   “Newcastle, Aug. 31. On Sunday last General Blakeney and Col. Leighton went through this Town for the Camp at Sterling. 

   A Letter dated the 24th Instant from a Person of Distinction in the North West of Scotland, to a Gentleman in this Town, says, Two Companies of St. Clair’s and Murray’s, going between Fort Augustus and Fort William, were attack’d by a Body of Highlanders. It was a bloody Battle; but the Soldiers having spent all their Ammunition, which was nine Charges, were attack’d in Front, Flank and Rear, and oblig’d to surrender Prisoners, after the Loss of a good Number on each Side. Capt. Scott was wounded in the Action, and since dead. 

   Several private Letters from Edinburgh last Post to Gentlemen in Newcastle say, That several Copies of the Pretender’s Manifestoes have been seen there; one dated in 1743, when the last Invasion was intended; and the other in 1745, both sign’d by the Pretender; in which he declares his Son Regent for Scotland, disannuls the Union, takes off the Malt Tax, and promise to secure the Rights and Liberties of the People: That several Persons have sent Copies of the Manifestoes to the Magistrates of that City, not daring to keep them: That a Nobleman’s Brother is Standard Bearer to the Rebels: That, except the Macdonalds of Clanronald, of Knappoch, of Glengarry, and of Kinlochmoidart, the Camerons of Lochyell, and the Stuarts of Appin, there are none of the Clans in Person with the young Chevalier, but about 2500 of their Men, not all arm’d: And that General Cope would be up with the Rebels on the 27th or 28th Instant.”

– Stamford Mercury, Thursday 12th September, 1745.

Friday 12 September 1890, p. 4. 

“THE WALLACESTONE MEMORIAL. – A demonstration for the purpose of inaugurating a movement to raise funds to erect a statue of Sir William Wallace at Wallacestone, near Polmont, was held there yesterday afternoon. At this place, it is said, Wallace viewed the approach of the English forces on the morning of the Battle of Falkirk, on the 22d July 1298. A stone pillar, about 8 feet high and of great age, marks the historic spot, but the committee wish to have, if possible, a statue of the Scottish hero mounted on a pedestal – a monument at once worthy of the great patriot whose memory it is intended to commemorate, and of the historic surroundings of the place. Beautiful weather prevailed yesterday, and the procession was taken part in by several hundred people, including Provost Yellowlees, Stirling; Ex-Bailie Mitchell, Falkirk; and a number of other civic dignitaries; the Sir William Wallace Lodge of Free Gardeners, and the Sir William Wallace Lodge of Free Colliers. Shieldhill and Blackbraes brass bands and the Redding pipe band were also present. There was a large turnout of the miners of the district, the day being the usual week holiday of the men. A prominent feature in the procession was the burgh officer of Stirling in his scarlet uniform, carrying Wallace’s sword, which had been kindly lent for the occasion by the custodiers of the National Wallace Monument, Stirling. Starting from the Co-operative Hall, Redding, the demonstration proceeded to Wallacestone, situated at the top of the hill, a distance of about quarter of a mile, where a small platform had been erected. A triumphal arch and flag decorations gave the hill a bright and pleasing appearance. Provost Yellowlees presided, and after the singing of two verses of the xliv. Psalm to the tune of Dunfermline, prayer was offered by Mr Colin Maxwell. The CHAIRMAN then delivered an address, at the outset of which he remarked that well nigh 600 years had passed away since the battle of Stirling Bridge was fought, and now on its anniversary they had met at this historic spot to commemorate the deeds, and to celebrate the fame of the great patriot by whose prowess that battle was fought and won. (Applause.) He next briefly referred to the battle of Falkirk, and said that in point of fact that battle became the prelude to the glorious victory of Bannockburn, where the independence of our native land was for ever honourably secured. (Hear, hear, and applause.) He then alluded to the mementoes of the time of Wallace, including that of his sword which had been carried at the procession that day. He (the chairman) had heard the fear expressed that the custodiers were in danger in bringing that sword there that day. (Laughter.) Yes, they might well laugh. He held that it was a reprehensible idea, because he maintained that so far from the sword being treated with anything like disrespect there was no Scotsman there who did not look upon it as a sacred relic. (Applause.) MR ANDREW BENNIE, secretary of the Memorial Committee, then presented ex-Bailie Mitchell with an illuminated address, in recognition of his service in connection with the present movement, and for so kindly providing the seats and railing round the Wallace stone. Ex-Bailie MITCHELL returned thanks, and expressed the hope that, as the result of this magnificent meeting, there would be subscriptions given that would enable them to erect a noble statue to the great hero. Ex-Bailie Christie, Falkirk, having spoken, Mr JAMES McGILCHRIST, Dumbarton, in the course of an address, referred to Wallace’s sword which they had there that day, and remarked that the sword was the common property of all Scotsmen. (Applause.) The people of Dumbarton grudged the people of Stirling that sword, and he hoped that when the time came when the sword would be removed from Stirling – cries of “Never,” and laughter – the people of Stirling would not feel the loss so keenly as the Dumbarton people did when it was removed from their midst. (Laughter and applause.) Probably a fitting place for it would be beside the monument there. Mr Walter Towers, Bonnybridge; Mr James Simson and Mr W. Liddle, Redding; Bailie Forrest, Stirling; Mr J. Cooke Gray, Blair Lodge School; and Mr John Simpson, Falkirk, also addressed the assemblage. The proceedings lasted over two hours.” 

– Scots Lore, pp.280-282.

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  1. Hi Jenny. Thanks for this. So many folk have no idea of their own country’s history. Fascinating & very well done.

    1. You’re welcome love. Thank you so much for the open appreciation ☺️ I feel very strongly about people deserving easily accessible information on their own country’s history. It’s what we have to use to be able to take Scotland into a better future for us all. I hope you find lots on the site that interests you. Take care x

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