People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/547/36 (Melr. Lib., no. 81)

Walter son of Alan, steward of the lord king, has given, granted and by this his charter established, in free, pure and perpetual alms, to Melrose Abbey, for the salvation of his soul and for the souls of his ancestors and successors, one ploughgate of land and a half, namely a ploughgate of land in the villa of Addeston (BWK) and a half ploughgate of land which lady Emma of Ednam, held with the common pasture and easements of the forest of Birkenside and the forest of Legerwood and with freedom to grind at his mill without multure, from all terrestrial service, custom, exaction and demand. (damaged)
Firm date
1204 X 1241
Probable date
probably early 13th century
Dating Notes
death of Alan Stewart x death of Walter Stewart; probable date derived from appearances of witnesses. Niall de Heriz appears 1180 x 1203 (_Kel. Lib._, no. 158, 177); Robert of Crawford appears 1210 × 1231 (_C. A. Chrs._, no. 22) and 1229 x 1232 (_Kel. Lib._, no. 181); etc.
Source for Data Entry
Melrose Liber, i, no. 81
Trad. ID
Melr. Lib., no. 81
Calendar number
Charter type
Original (contemporary)
NAS, GD 55/81
Document Image
See the Models of Authority website for an image of this charter with transcription, translation, etc.

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Date Short Summary Title Holder
1204 X 1241 steward (king's) Walter Stewart (II), son of Alan (d.1241)
1204 X 1241 Domina (Lady) Emma of Ednam
1204 X 1241 king Unknown, king of Scots (William I or Alexander II)
1204 X 1241 clerk Unknown, clerk (AYR)

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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
1204 X 1241 1/2 ploughgate in Addeston (BWK) Emma of Ednam
1204 X 1241 mill of Addeston (BWK) Walter Stewart (II), son of Alan (d.1241)