People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/311/8 (CDS, v, no. 523)

Letter from Robert de Keith to [blank]. Since the addressee is taking pains to secure the deliverance of Fergus of Ardrossan on good surety, Robert requests that he attempt to obtain the deliverance of the countess of Buchan with the aid of her nephew, [Earl] Duncan of Fife. Robert bought from King John the infant daughters and heirs of Andrew of Crawford, and King Edward I confirmed him in possession of them when he came into the king’s peace, and at a full parliament in London ordered Sir John Sandale, chamberlain of Scotland, and the chancellor of Scotland, to allow him to have these children, and to distrain Sir Donald Campbell and Sir Niall Campbell by their lands and bodies. Asks that the king permit him to have a letter of gift of the lands of these children, so that they will do his will, as the law of Scotland wills. ... He holds these lands by grant of [the king’s] father, who is dead. The children’s names are Susan and Alice. The lands are Loudoun, Loncmertenan and Stenstoun in AYR and Draffan in LAN. Also, since wardships and escheats are due ... asks the king for £200 of land.
Firm date
1307 X 1308
Source for Data Entry
CDS, v, no. 523
Trad. ID
CDS, v, no. 523
Calendar number
Charter type
Letter (correspondence)
Entered from an English summary
TNA SC 1/37/107; cf. CDS, ii, no. 1406; iii, no. 51

Total number of associated factoids: 18