People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/469/5 (Melr. Lib., no. 219)

Philip son of Philip of Pitcox has granted and made firm by this his charter to Melrose Abbey, for the souls of his lords, Cospatric and Waltheof, earls of Dunbar, and for the souls of his father and mother and all his ancestors, and for the salvation of his lord, Patrick, earl of Dunbar, and for the salvation of himself and all his successors, that land in the territory of Pitcox (ELO) which his father gave to the same monks, namely that land which lies between the bounds of the land of the monks of Hartside (ELO) and the river which is called Pressmennan Burn which the monks have secured by his donation and 10 acres in the field of ‘Beleside’ (? beside Biel Water) lying near their land of 'Edmundiston' (in Stenton, ELO), in free, pure and perpetual alms. Philip and his heirs will acquit them from all terrestrial service, custom and secular exaction.
Firm date
1182 X 31 December 1232
Probable date
probably 1220 x 1232
Dating Notes
succession x death of Earl Patrick I. Probable date derived from appearances by Master William of Earlston (_Melrose Liber_, i, no. 61, _Glasgow Registrum_, i, no. 114)
Source for Data Entry
Melrose Liber, i, no. 219
Trad. ID
Melr. Lib., no. 219
Calendar number
Charter type
Original (contemporary)
NAS, GD 55/219
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 Holder Lord
1182 X 31 Dec. 1232 land in Edmundston (in Stenton, ELO) Melrose Abbey (fd.1136)