People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/607/1 (Melr. Lib., no. 161)

Geoffrey the cook of Whitton has given, granted and made firm by this his present charter to the hospital of Jerusalem (Torphichen) one oxgang of land in the territory of Whitton (ROX), namely between ‘Horlaue’ and ‘Toccechelis’ and between the trench of ‘Harhou’ and the land of the dowry of Matilda Corbet, by concession and good will of his heirs, in free, pure and perpetual alms, for the souls of his ancestors and successors, on the condition that Isabel, wife of William of Ryedale and her heir or whomever she may wish to assign, may hold in feu and heredity and possess in peace the aforesaid land from the aforesaid hospital free and quit from multure and from all service and custom and from all secular exaction. One pound of cumin is to be returned annually to the hospital by the aforesaid at the feast of Saint James.
Firm date
Probable date
late 12th/early 13th century
Dating Notes
William son of John appears in the late twelfth/early thirteenth century (_Melr. Lib._, no. 196; _Melr. Lib._, no. 134) as do the others in the witness list
Source for Data Entry
Melrose Liber, i, no. 161
Trad. ID
Melr. Lib., no. 161
Calendar number
Charter type
Original (contemporary)
NAS, GD 55/161
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
undated dowry near Whitton (ROX) Matilda Corbet
undated land in Whitton (ROX) Isabel, wife of William of Ryedale Hospital of Jerusalem of Torphichen