Charter: NRS GD55/196

Description (from People of Medieval Scotland)

Gervase Avenel son of Robert Avenel, with the consent of Gervase, his son and heir, has granted and established by this his charter, to Melrose Abbey the donation of his father of land in Eskdale (DMF), which his father donated in perpetual alms and established by his charter, at the instance of the most pious King Malcolm, first, as well as the illustrious King William, namely Tomleuchar (DMF) and Watcarrick (DMF), in pure and free and perpetual alms, for the soul of the glorious King David, who donated the same land to his father for his service, and for the souls of Earl Henry, King Malcolm, King William, Alexander, son of the same king, his lord, and others. He has granted, given and established, and by this his charter, enchartered (incartaui), by stated bounds, noting the land of Robert Bruce, in pure and perpetual alms, free and quit from all service, custom and secular exaction. It is known that his father accepted 5 marks from the monks which Robert and Gervase’s mother had quitclaimed before his death, which marks he also quitclaims and gives them in alms. At his petition, his lord, William, king of Scots, granted, gave and established by his charter these things.

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Repository
National Records of Scotland
Town or City
Edinburgh
Shelfmark
GD55/196

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Catalogue Numbers
Melr. Lib. no. 196
PoMS Document 3/60/4
Format
Unspecified
Date
17 June 1208 x 5 October 1218

People of Medieval Scotland (PoMS Document 3/60/4)

Gervase Avenel son of Robert Avenel, with the consent of Gervase, his son and heir, has granted and established by this his charter, to Melrose Abbey the donation of his father of land in Eskdale (DMF), which his father donated in perpetual alms and established by his charter, at the instance of the most pious King Malcolm, first, as well as the illustrious King William, namely Tomleuchar (DMF) and Watcarrick (DMF), in pure and free and perpetual alms, for the soul of the glorious King David, who donated the same land to his father for his service, and for the souls of Earl Henry, King Malcolm, King William, Alexander, son of the same king, his lord, and others. He has granted, given and established, and by this his charter, enchartered (incartaui), by stated bounds, noting the land of Robert Bruce, in pure and perpetual alms, free and quit from all service, custom and secular exaction. It is known that his father accepted 5 marks from the monks which Robert and Gervase’s mother had quitclaimed before his death, which marks he also quitclaims and gives them in alms. At his petition, his lord, William, king of Scots, granted, gave and established by his charter these things.

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