People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/113/1 (Dryb. Lib., no. 131)

Henry of Bessingham has given, granted, and by this his charter established to Dryburgh Abbey all that land which he had by gift of Richard Maitland in the territory of Thirlestane (BWK), namely, all that land with tofts and crofts which Oswin the smith formerly held within the feu of Thirlestane with 20 acres adjacent to it in the demesne of the lord of ‘Briggeflat’ (Bridgeflat), that is, in the western part of the cultivated field next to the land that Robert Smel had, and with the lands called ‘Crukes’ that formerly belonged to Adam ‘Kingslaw’ and with two fields called ‘Langelethes’, and with the increase of all that land called ‘Brumcrok’, which lies on the south side of Henry’s sheepfold, and with a toft and croft on the east of the house of the aforesaid Oswin, with three acres of land in the territory of the same villa, in free, pure and perpetual alms, free and quit from all service, aid, custom and exaction, in all commons, easements and liberties pertaining to the villa of Thirlestane, as in the charter of Sir Richard Maitland. These alms are bestowed freely and with the consent of the abbot and convent, for a pittance at the feast of All Saints.
Firm date
circa 1258 X 1293
Dating Notes
Succession of William Mautalent × confirmation (3/392/5)
Source for Data Entry
Dryburgh Liber, no. 131
Trad. ID
Dryb. Lib., no. 131
Calendar number
Charter type
Presumably from Bessingham in Co. Norfolk.

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Gift of lands in Thirlestane (BWK) no
circa 1258 X 1293 Gift of land in territory of Thirlestane (BWK) yes

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Date Short Summary Title Holder
circa 1258 X 1293 Dominus (Lord/Sir) Richard Maitland (fl.1228×60)
circa 1258 X 1293 smith Oswin, smith
circa 1258 X 1293 lord of Bridgeflat Unknown, lord of Bridgeflat