People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/15/111 (Melr. Lib., no. 365)

Patrick of Dunbar, earl of March, has granted and by this his charter established to Melrose Abbey all and every donation and confirmation of various lands conveyed to the monks by his progenitors and other good men within his earldom, especially the lands of Hartside and Spott (ELO), by their correct bounds contained in the charters of Earl Cospatric and Earl Waltheof, his son. He also granted and established one toft, with the saltpan, in the port of Biel (ELO) from the conveyance of Earl Waltheof, one ploughgate of land near their grange of Edmundiston (in Stenton, ELO) from the gift of Earl Patrick I, two and a half acres of land at Harcarse (BWK), all the arable land of Sorrowlessfield (ROX), all the land of Moresschele, which is within a series of trenches, without the arable land, from the gifts of his predecessors, the common pasture above Lammermuir (ELO) from the gift of Earl Waltheof, the amicable agreement between his predecessors and the monks relating to the dispute which was settled between them concerning the pasture towards the west of the River Leader, as the charter produced testifies, the confirmation and warranty of his predecessors relating to the land of Pittlesheugh (BWK) which Master William of Greenlaw conveyed to them, the land which William of Alwinton conveyed to them in the territory of Hassington (BWK), and the land which Patrick Corbet gave to them in the territory of Fogo (BWK), with the facilities of the villa, the land of Penshiel (ELO) which they have from the gift of John of Methil and Henry of Belton, the land which Sir Adam of Gordon bestowed on them in the territory of Easter Gordon with common pasture.
Firm date
1290 X 1368
Dating Notes
after the adoption of the title ‘earl of march’ by Patrick IV, earl of Dunbar, in 1290, many of the individuals in the witness list are found at the turn of the fourteenth century, e.g. Henry of Halliburton 1279 × 1309 (_Kelso Liber_, i, no. 168)
Source for Data Entry
Melrose Liber, no. 365
Trad. ID
Melr. Lib., no. 365
Calendar number
Charter type
Original (contemporary)
NAS, GD 55/365

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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
1290 X 1368 Grange of Edmundston (in Stenton, ELO) Melrose Abbey (fd.1136)