People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/532/3 (Melr. Lib., no. 223)

Alexander of Seton the knight, son of Sir Saer of Seton, has [given], granted and made firm by this is present charter to Melrose Abbey [for the souls of] all his ancestors and successors and for the salvation of himself, his wife and his heirs, all the land which he had in the territory of Ruchlaw (ELO), by stated bounds, in free, pure and perpetual alms. And for the good of peace to be had between the monks, lay brothers, and servants of the grange of ‘Eddemunistun’ (in Stenton, ELO) and him, his heirs and his men of Ruchlaw, he establishes restrictions relating to their animals. (damaged)
Firm date
Probable date
mid-13th century
Dating Notes
Waltheof, persona of Dunbar, appears in the 1240s (_Yester Writs_, no. 14)
Source for Data Entry
Melrose Liber, i, no. 223
Trad. ID
Melr. Lib., no. 223
Calendar number
Charter type
Original (contemporary)
NAS, GD 55/223
Document Image
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Total number of associated factoids: 14

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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
undated land in Ruchlaw (ELO) Alexander Seton, son of Saer Seton
undated grange of Edmundeston (in Stenton, ELO) Melrose Abbey (fd.1136)