An inquest was made of the land of Bavelaw (MLO), by Thomas of Balerno, Thomas of Bonaly, John of ‘Garnhac’(?), Gilbert of […], Robert of ‘Alton’, Richard of Harlaw, Alan son of Elias, Walter of Balerno, John of […], and John of ‘Galwadra’, John of Braidwood, Geoffrey of Coates, Henry, steward of ‘Gorth’ (Gorton?), and William of Walstone, Thomas, steward of Buteland, William brother of Thomas of Balerno, Arnold of Listonshiels, Michael, steward of Newton(?) (i.e., Kirknewton), […], [Thomas] of ‘Hardkneys’, William of Harlaw, Richard Blowhorn, Alexander of Malleny, William of Balleny […], John of Harlaw, John Corte, Ranulph Makeless, Thomas Rapshank, William Waleran, and Gilbert of Balerno, who swore that for 50 years and more, the king never had any right within the bounds of Bavelaw, which is the lord of Braid’s, but the servants of the lords of Braid (MLO) always took the animals of the all the king’s farmers in the moor of Pentland and imparked them, and took ‘punlayn’ and whenever they found them within the bounds of Bavelaw, and thus all the lords of Braid have ever held that land of Bavelaw until the time of Sir William de St Clare, and this because Sir Thomas of Braid demanded 8d. of ‘punlayn’ from the king’s men, as the king’s men have taken 8d. from his men.
Friday 1 August, 1259 X 1286
Friday after the feast of St Peter ad vincula, year uncertain; but possibly 1280 [..m (c)c l(x)xx...]