People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/313/4 (Melr. Lib., no. 59)

Robert of Kent has given and by this his present charter established to Melrose Abbey, for the souls of his lords, David and Malcolm, kings of Scotland, and Walter son of Alan, and for the salvation of his lord, William, king of Scots, Alan son of Walter, his lord, himself, his wife, and their relatives, ancestors and successors, two parts of the land and pasture of Innerwick (ELO) which the monks of Kelso held from him, Henry of St Martin, and Roland, son-in-law of Nicholas of Côtentin, namely that which pertains to his feu, by stated bounds, which include the land of the monks of Kelso, just as the late Ralph of Kent, his father, and Nicholas of Côtentin perambulated the same land in the presence of many others to the monks of Kelso, which land the monks received at ferme from them for an established time limit. He gave the aforesaid two parts of the land to the monks of Melrose, save the commons of those people who are owed to use it, in free, pure and perpetual alms, to be held from him and his heirs in perpetuity. They are to render to him each year in his life 20 shillings, and after his death, one mark annually [is to be rendered] to his heirs for recognition, free and quit from all service and from inware and utware and from all aids, gelds, assizes, and all customs and secular exactions, with specified freedoms and restrictions, and he wants it to be known that the monks gave to him 100 shillings for the acknowledgement of lordship, namely the whole payment for all the years of time which this donation was made by him […] to be possessed as the late monks of Kelso had it. (damaged)
Firm date
1189 X 1196
Probable date
probably early in date range
Dating Notes
dates of William de Moreville as constable of Scotland; probable date derived from the fact that the grant appears to have been revoked and given to Kelso (_Kelso Liber_, i, nos. 247-263)
Source for Data Entry
Melrose Liber, i, no. 59
Trad. ID
Melr. Lib., no. 59
Calendar number
Charter type
Original (contemporary)
NAS, GD 55/59
Document Image
See the Models of Authority website for an image of this charter with transcription, translation, etc.

Total number of associated factoids: 24