People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/12/42 (CDS, ii, no. 1541)

John Comyn, earl of Buchan, to the king. John de Balliol, late king of Scotland, before the war began, in recompense of the earl’s right in the Galloway lands of the said king, of which he had much more than his purparty, and also of the earl’s right in the lands which belonged to Thomas, son of Alan of Galloway, gave by charter to the earl and the lawful heirs of his body (of whom he has none yet), all the lands of his thanage of Formartine (ABD) and ‘Dereleye’ (Belhelvie, ABD?), except the burgh and castle of Fyvie, as in the charter produced in court, a transcript of which is sewn to this petition. And he was seised therein, till now that the king’s servants have taken and retain them. Whereof he prays remedy. The said earl further complains that the said king for same reason gave him a charter in same terms of £48, part of 80 marks which the earl and his ancestors paid to the kings of Scotland for the land of ‘Covenache’, on condition that the earl and his heirs should relieve him of the teinds of said lands due to the bishop of Aberdeen amounting to 8 marks, as by charter produced and transcript sewn hereto. Yet the king’s servants distrain him for the 80 marks. Whereof he prays remedy.
Firm date
May 1304
Probable date
May? 1304
Source for Data Entry
CDS, ii, no. 1541
Trad. ID
CDS, ii, no. 1541
Calendar number
Charter type
Entered from an English summary
Endorsed: A writ commanded to the king’s lieutenant in Scotland to make inquisition, examine his muniments and report to the king at next parliament.

Total number of associated factoids: 13

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Gift of lands of thanage of Formartine and ‘Dereleye’ (Belhelvie?) (ABD) no
unavailable Gift of £48 no
May 1304 Petition for remedy concerning lands of Formartine (ABD) and 'Dereleye' and others yes