People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/403/5 (Melr. Lib., no. 210)

John son of Michael of Methil has given, granted and by this his charter established to Melrose Abbey his whole land of Penshiel (ELO), in pure and perpetual alms. He and his heirs will support and warrant all the aforesaid land of the said monks with all its liberties and just pertinents against all men, except the land which he gave to the monks of May and except that land which he granted to Henry Little and his heirs by their correct bounds in the territory of Penshiel. The monks of Melrose will hold and have all the aforesaid land from him and his heirs, free and quit from all service, custom, exaction and demand in perpetuity.
Firm date
7 January 1211 X 1231
Probable date
possibly late in range
Dating Notes
dates of Thomas, earl of Atholl; possible date suggested by appearances of Master John Albigensis (Watt, _Graduates_, p. 5)
Source for Data Entry
Melrose Liber, i, no. 210
Trad. ID
Melr. Lib., no. 210
Calendar number
Charter type
Original (contemporary)
NAS, GD 55/210
Document Image
See the Models of Authority website for an image of this charter with transcription, translation, etc.

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7 Jan. 1211 X 1231 earl of Atholl Thomas of Galloway, earl of Atholl (d.1231)
7 Jan. 1211 X 1231 Master John Albigensian, master
7 Jan. 1211 X 1231 physician Ness, master, king's physician
7 Jan. 1211 X 1231 king Unknown, king of Scots (William I or Alexander II)

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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
7 Jan. 1211 X 1231 Land of Penshiel (ELO) John of Methil, son of Michael the clerk