Charter: NRS GD55/189

Description (from People of Medieval Scotland)

Duncan, earl of Carrick, gives notice that since the monks of Melrose Abbey are bound to him for an annual payment of three marks, i.e., two for the land of Beoch (AYR), and one for the land of ‘Auchnefure’ (AYR), as contained in their charters, he has relaxed and quitclaimed in perpetuity the three marks in return for 40 marks sterling, which the monks have paid him all at once in his great necessity, that is, deposited in return for his land in liberty; he therefore puts forward William, bishop of Glasgow, as surety, allowing that if, at any time, he or his heirs or successors should attempt anything against this or against the alms made by him to Melrose Abbey as contained in his charters, the bishop could compel him or his heirs under threat of ecclesiastical censure.

Current location

Repository
National Records of Scotland
Town or City
Edinburgh
Shelfmark
GD55/189

Other information

Catalogue Numbers
Melr. Lib. no. 189
PoMS Document 3/14/12
Format
Unspecified
Date
1236

People of Medieval Scotland (PoMS Document 3/14/12)

Duncan, earl of Carrick, gives notice that since the monks of Melrose Abbey are bound to him for an annual payment of three marks, i.e., two for the land of Beoch (AYR), and one for the land of ‘Auchnefure’ (AYR), as contained in their charters, he has relaxed and quitclaimed in perpetuity the three marks in return for 40 marks sterling, which the monks have paid him all at once in his great necessity, that is, deposited in return for his land in liberty; he therefore puts forward William, bishop of Glasgow, as surety, allowing that if, at any time, he or his heirs or successors should attempt anything against this or against the alms made by him to Melrose Abbey as contained in his charters, the bishop could compel him or his heirs under threat of ecclesiastical censure.

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