Charter: NRS GD55/39

Description (from People of Medieval Scotland)

Robert Avenel, at the instance of his lord, William, king of Scots, with the consent of Gervase, his heir, has granted and given and established by this his charter to Melrose Abbey, his land of Eskdale, namely Tomleuchar (DMF) and Watcarrick (DMF), in pure and free and perpetual alms, for the soul of his lord King David, the same land which he (David) gave him (Robert) for his service, and for the souls of Earl Henry and King Malcolm, and for the soul of his lord King William, and for his own soul and that of his wife, Sybilla, and others, by stated bounds, noting the land of Robert Bruce. He gives the aforesaid to the monks in pure and perpetual alms, free from all service and secular exaction. It is known that the monks ought to pay him 5 marks annually since he first gave them the land, but he now remits and gives them the 5 marks in alms for the lighting of the altar of St Mary. After the death of his wife, Sybilla, by the assent and consent of Gervase, his heir, and the counsel of his friends, he remits, gives and quitclaims to Melrose in pure and perpetual alms 4 marks annually which they owe. He has made this charter in the time of his lord, King William, who at Robert’s petition has established his donation, just as his lord, King Malcolm, granted and established before. His previous donation and charter was made to them in the time of King Malcolm with named witnesses.

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Repository
National Records of Scotland
Town or City
Edinburgh
Shelfmark
GD55/39

Other information

Catalogue Numbers
Melr. Lib. no. 39
PoMS Document 3/60/1
Format
Unspecified
Text Date
24 December 1165 x 8 March 1185

People of Medieval Scotland (PoMS Document 3/60/1)

Robert Avenel, at the instance of his lord, William, king of Scots, with the consent of Gervase, his heir, has granted and given and established by this his charter to Melrose Abbey, his land of Eskdale, namely Tomleuchar (DMF) and Watcarrick (DMF), in pure and free and perpetual alms, for the soul of his lord King David, the same land which he (David) gave him (Robert) for his service, and for the souls of Earl Henry and King Malcolm, and for the soul of his lord King William, and for his own soul and that of his wife, Sybilla, and others, by stated bounds, noting the land of Robert Bruce. He gives the aforesaid to the monks in pure and perpetual alms, free from all service and secular exaction. It is known that the monks ought to pay him 5 marks annually since he first gave them the land, but he now remits and gives them the 5 marks in alms for the lighting of the altar of St Mary. After the death of his wife, Sybilla, by the assent and consent of Gervase, his heir, and the counsel of his friends, he remits, gives and quitclaims to Melrose in pure and perpetual alms 4 marks annually which they owe. He has made this charter in the time of his lord, King William, who at Robert’s petition has established his donation, just as his lord, King Malcolm, granted and established before. His previous donation and charter was made to them in the time of King Malcolm with named witnesses.

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