People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/632/2 (Kel. Lib., no. 31)

Marjory, wife of Walter of Longforgan, burgess of Berwick, daughter and heir of the late John Hannan, burgess of Berwick, has granted the sale made to Kelso Abbey by her and her husband, Walter, of an annual return of two marks, produced from the land which John of Norway at that time held in the villa of Berwick (BWK) as recorded in their charter, which the monks received from them. She subjects herself and her heirs to a fine of 40 pounds sterling to be released to the abbey if they contradict the aforesaid and other possible specified penalties. Additionally, she grants that the abbot or his baillie at Berwick may detain their land and tenement lying on the Ness between the land of the late Henry of Stirling on the southern part, and the land of Nicholas the clerk on the northern part, by stated bounds, which include the land of Isabella, daughter of John Hannan - i.e. land which her husband and her obliged in pledge to the same abbey until the 40 pounds may be fully released or secured. She obliges the same in pledge and makes other specified promises.
Firm date
1209 X
Probable date
early 13th century
Dating Notes
This charter was likely produced after King John's invasion of southern Scotland since it and _Kelso Liber_, i, no. 34 refer to war damage.
Source for Data Entry
Kelso Liber, i, no. 31
Trad. ID
Kel. Lib., no. 31
Calendar number
Charter type

Total number of associated factoids: 20