People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/421/7 (Melr. Lib., no. 134)

Anselm of Whitton has given and by this his charter established to Melrose Abbey, in perpetual alms, his whole peatery which is between Mowhope and Berhope and ‘Herdstrete’ which divides the land of Mow and Hownam (ROX), for the soul of King David and Earl Henry and King Malcolm and for the salvation of King William and his brother, David, and for the soul of himself and his wife and their children, in pure and perpetual alms, quit and free from all aids and all customs. Additionally, he gave to them, in perpetual alms, in his forest of Mowhope, a certain bushel of barley [which] one horse is able to carry to their grange of Hownam every year from Easter all the way to the nativity of Saint Mary.
Firm date
1175 X 1195
Dating Notes
dates of Richard of Hassendean
Source for Data Entry
Melrose Liber, i, no. 134
Trad. ID
Melr. Lib., no. 134
Calendar number
Charter type
Document Image
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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
1175 X 1195 peatery near Hownam (ROX) Anselm of Mow/Whitton
1175 X 1195 forest of Mowhope (ROX) Anselm of Mow/Whitton
1175 X 1195 grange of Hownam (ROX) Melrose Abbey (fd.1136)