Charter: NRS GD55/277

Description (from People of Medieval Scotland)

William son of John has confessed and recognised to God and the monks of Melrose their right and possession of the land of Raeshaw (ROX) which he gave to them […] and fully by certain bounds contained in his charter which the monks have […] and additionally he states that whatever use and easements he has in the aforesaid land, he held from the time of his donation by the concession of the monks and in the name of them and [has] no other hereditary right or other title. Additionally, he made the said land free and devoid of him and his animals and all other things pertaining to him, and he resigned the said land to the monks to be held in perpetuity, and by his will, to be made use of [by them]. Truly, he granted and confirmed [the aforesaid] in order that a celebration of a mass which ought to happen […] in the chapel situated in the said land following the tenor of his charter may happen in perpetuity in the monastery [of Melrose] by the disposition of the abbot and convent of the same place. This confession, recognition and resignation of the said land which was the belonging and pure alms of the monks from the time of his donation, he made to the monks in the year of grace 1225. (damaged)

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Repository
National Records of Scotland
Town or City
Edinburgh
Shelfmark
GD55/277

Other information

Catalogue Numbers
Melr. Lib. no. 277
PoMS Document 3/340/3
Format
Unspecified
Date
1225 x 7 March 1226

People of Medieval Scotland (PoMS Document 3/340/3)

William son of John has confessed and recognised to God and the monks of Melrose their right and possession of the land of Raeshaw (ROX) which he gave to them […] and fully by certain bounds contained in his charter which the monks have […] and additionally he states that whatever use and easements he has in the aforesaid land, he held from the time of his donation by the concession of the monks and in the name of them and [has] no other hereditary right or other title. Additionally, he made the said land free and devoid of him and his animals and all other things pertaining to him, and he resigned the said land to the monks to be held in perpetuity, and by his will, to be made use of [by them]. Truly, he granted and confirmed [the aforesaid] in order that a celebration of a mass which ought to happen […] in the chapel situated in the said land following the tenor of his charter may happen in perpetuity in the monastery [of Melrose] by the disposition of the abbot and convent of the same place. This confession, recognition and resignation of the said land which was the belonging and pure alms of the monks from the time of his donation, he made to the monks in the year of grace 1225. (damaged)

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