Charter: NRS GD55/41

Description (from People of Medieval Scotland)

Gervase Avenel son of Robert Avenel has granted and established 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 Mael Coluim, 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 and King Mael Coluim and King William, 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. He gives the aforesaid to the monks in pure and perpetual alms, free from all service 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, has granted, given and established by his charter these things.

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Repository
National Records of Scotland
Town or City
Edinburgh
Shelfmark
GD55/41

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Catalogue Numbers
Melr. Lib. no. 41
PoMS Document 3/60/3
Format
Unspecified
Date
5 May 1180 x 29 May 1192

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

Gervase Avenel son of Robert Avenel has granted and established 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 Mael Coluim, 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 and King Mael Coluim and King William, 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. He gives the aforesaid to the monks in pure and perpetual alms, free from all service 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, has granted, given and established by his charter these things.

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