People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 1/8/83 (RRS, iv, no. 256)

Alexander, king of Scots, for Coupar Angus Abbey; confirmation of a donation by Sir Hugh of Abernethy of two acres of arable land in his territory of Lour (ANG), saving the king's service
Firm date
24 March, 1271 X 1274
Probable date
24 Mar. 1271, 1273, or 1274, perhaps most likely 1273
Dating Notes
24th of March, regnal year 22, 24 or 25
Place date (modern)
Place date (document)
Related Place
Source for Data Entry
Coupar Angus Rental, i, 336, no. 45
Trad. ID
RRS, iv, no. 256
Calendar number
Charter type
Document type notes
Formerly H1/8/81
This document was mistakenly classified as a charter of Alexander II in Scoular's Handlist. Hugh of Abernethy's donation, is dated AD 1273, apparently two years after this royal confirmation. The bishop of Man who witnessed this charter - apparently Richard - was buried at Furness on 25 Mar. 1275. It should be noted that Hugh of Abernethy's '1273' donation was dated at Coupar Angus, and that this royal confirmation was dated at nearby Kinclaven, which is fewer than five miles from the abbey. It is most likely that the regnal year - clearly either 'xxiv' or 'xxv', was copied incorrectly as 'xxii'. It is also possible, though perhaps less likely, that Sir Hugh's charter was misdated, and 1271 was intended rather than 1273.

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Date Short Summary Title Holder
24 Mar., 1271 X 1274 king Alexander III, king of Scots (d.1286)
24 Mar., 1271 X 1274 bishop of Sodor/Man/the Isles Richard, bishop of the Isles (d.1275)
24 Mar., 1271 X 1274 Dominus (Lord/Sir) Hugh Abernethy, knight (d. 1291x2)