Agreement: NRS GD55/40

Description (from People of Medieval Scotland)

[An agreement is formed, whereby] Robert Avenel and Gervase his heir have quitclaimed in perpetuity that 4 marks which the monks of Melrose were wont to render annually in rent for their lands of Eskdale (DMF). The abbot and convent have granted faithfully to Robert and Gervase his heir the aforesaid pittance in perpetuity owed four times a year, on these days: the day on which Robert himself relinquished the secular life, the day on which Sir Robert dies, the sixth day after Christmas, in commemoration of the soul of Lady Sybilla, Robert’s wife, and the day of Gervase’s death. On these days, there will be a commemoration and absolution of their souls in perpetuity.

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Repository
National Records of Scotland
Town or City
Edinburgh
Shelfmark
GD55/40

Other information

Catalogue Numbers
Melr. Lib. no. 40
PoMS Document 4/20/3
Format
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Date
x 8 March 1185

People of Medieval Scotland (PoMS Document 4/20/3)

[An agreement is formed, whereby] Robert Avenel and Gervase his heir have quitclaimed in perpetuity that 4 marks which the monks of Melrose were wont to render annually in rent for their lands of Eskdale (DMF). The abbot and convent have granted faithfully to Robert and Gervase his heir the aforesaid pittance in perpetuity owed four times a year, on these days: the day on which Robert himself relinquished the secular life, the day on which Sir Robert dies, the sixth day after Christmas, in commemoration of the soul of Lady Sybilla, Robert’s wife, and the day of Gervase’s death. On these days, there will be a commemoration and absolution of their souls in perpetuity.

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