People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/403/6 (Melr. Lib., no. 211)

John son of Michael of Methil has given, granted and made firm by this his charter to Melrose Abbey all his land of Penshiel (ELO), in pure and perpetual alms. John is to annually render to the prior of Melrose, whomever he may be at the time, three marks of silver at Pentecost which, for the salvation of his soul and his children, he affirmed for his pitance to the convent of Melrose. He and his heirs will support and defend the whole land of the monks with all its liberties and just pertinents against all men, except the land which he gave to the monks of May and except the land which the granted to Henry Little and his heirs by their correct bounds in the territory of [Pen]shiel, quit from all service, custom, exaction and demand. (damaged)
Firm date
13 December 1229 X 1231
Dating Notes
arrival of Alan at Balmerino x death of Thomas, earl of Atholl
Source for Data Entry
Melrose Liber, i, no. 211
Trad. ID
Melr. Lib., no. 211
Calendar number
Charter type
Original (contemporary)
NAS, GD 55/211
Document Image
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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
13 Dec. 1229 X 1231 Land of Penshiel (ELO) John of Methil, son of Michael the clerk