People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/369/7 (SHS Misc. iv, no. 14)

Walter of Lundin has given, granted and by this his charter established to Philip of Feodarg (or Meldrum, ABD), his cousin (‘cognato meo’), for his homage and service, the land of Balcormo (FIF) by its right bounds and with all its just pertinents except four oxgangs of land which the canons of Cambuskenneth have in it, in feu and heritage, in all easements and liberties, making forinsec service of the lord king for all services, customs, demands and secular exactions, ‘liberis’ and suits of court which could pertain to it, in perpetuity.
Firm date
7 June 1244 X
Probable date
prob. × 1253
Dating Notes
Alexander Comyn’s last attestation of royal charter without being called earl × Alexander as justiciar. Also Philip de Maleville is not called justiciar, so after 1244.
Source for Data Entry
W. Angus, ‘Miscellaneous Charters 1165-1300’, SHS Misc., iv, no. 14
Trad. ID
SHS Misc. iv, no. 14
Calendar number
Charter type
Note the strong presence of Mearns and Aberdeenshire witnesses. It seems likely that Walter (I), who received a royal charter from King William between 1166 and 1171, would be dead by 1244, and there is no other evidence for a Walter in a later generation, so it remains technically possible that this is a charter of Walter I, particularly if small adjustments were made to witness list, such as taking away the title ‘earl of Buchan’, in which case this could date from a period when Walter was known to still be alive, i.e., the 1230s.

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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
7 Jun. 1244 X 4 oxgangs in Balcormo (FIF) Cambuskenneth Abbey (fd.c.1140)