People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/517/3 (Melr. Lib., no. 162)

Patrick of Ryedale has granted and made firm by this his charter to the hospital of Jerusalem (Torphichen) one oxgang of land in the territory of Whitton (ROX), namely that which lies between ‘hord lauue’ and ‘toccechelis’ and between the trench and 'herhou' and the land of the dowry of Matilda Corbet which Geoffrey, his cook, freely gave to the hospital of Jerusalem, by the grant 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 whom she may wish to assign, may hold in feu and heritage, and possess in peace the aforesaid land from the aforesaid house, 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. 162
Trad. ID
Melr. Lib., no. 162
Calendar number
Charter type
Original (contemporary)
NAS, GD 55/162
Document Image
See the Models of Authority website for an image of this charter with transcription, translation, etc.

Total number of associated factoids: 16

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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
undated dowry near Whitton (ROX) Matilda Corbet
undated oxgang in Whitton (ROX) Isabel, wife of William of Ryedale Hospital of Jerusalem of Torphichen