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MURDOCH'S SCHOOL Murdoch's Institution
Murdoch's Institution
Murdoch's Institution
David Gow Asst'[Assistant] Toen Clerk
Revd [Reverend] J. Arthur
J. Hay, Schoolmaster
006.03 A large school house built from the funds of a charitable bequest of 5000£, left in 1824 by J. Murdoch, Esquire, Merchant in Glasgow, "To be laid out in lands for the maintenance of a school for boys, for reading, writing ,& arithmetic, to be under the management of the City Magistrates & the Ministers of the Est.[Established] Church." A Charter of Incorporation was granted in 1841 to the Trustees & their Successors "For incorporating them into one free & independent Incorporation or Body Politic, by the name, style, & title of 'Murdoch's School', with power to use a common seal, & to hold property; & to sue, & to be sued, under the said name;to make bye-laws & regulations; & to do all other lawful acts & deeds as to them shall seem just & proper; or to do otherwise as her Majesty should seem meet"
Since the Incorporation of the Trustees, the school "Institution" has been open to both sexes, & is, with the above exceptions, considered the Parish School of Springburn, since the parish was created from the Barony Ph.[Parish] of Glasgow. The schoolmaster's salary is paid from the Kirk Session of Springburn Est.[Established] Church. Repairs, or alterations in the school house are defrayed from the funds of the bequest. There are two schools in Glasgow under the same rules, & erected from the same funds as this school, or "Institution."

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"Murdoch's School2- See Name Sheets of VI.11.23, Glasgow.

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