People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/452/2 (Swinton, SHR 2, no. 3)

Walter Olifard, son of Walter Olifard, has given and granted, and by this his present charter established, to Alan son of Alan son of Cospatric of Swinton, Colzie (PER) by its right marches and the land of Abernethy (prob. Easter Colzie in FIF), with all pertinents and rights pertaining to the lands, in feu and heritage, for an annual render of two marks, one mark on Martinmas and one mark on Pentecost, for all service pertaining to Walter or his heirs, except his aids, namely, of his prison if it happens, and of making his first son a knight, and of marrying his first daughter.
Firm date
circa 1205 X 8 November 1210
Dating Notes
Appearance of Henry son of Earl David on record × royal confirmation (1/6/450). This is one of the earliest appearances on record of Walter Olifard (II). Note that Henry son of Earl David (either ‘of Brechin’ or ‘of Stirling’ is a witness to the royal confirmation charter
Source for Data Entry
George S.C. Swinton, ‘Six Early Charters’, SHR 2 (1904-5), 173-80, no. 3 (with facsimile)
Trad. ID
Swinton, SHR 2, no. 3
Calendar number
Charter type
Original (contemporary)
Sir John Swinton, Kimmerghame House, BWK Confirmed by King William, 8 Nov. 1208, 1209 or 1210 (1/6/450). See Barrow, RRS, ii, 443-4, and Taylor, PNF, iv, Colzie

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Date Short Summary Title Holder
circa 1205 X 8 Nov. 1210 earl David, earl of Huntingdon (d.1219)