Charter: NRS GD55/135

Description (from People of Medieval Scotland)

Anselm of Whitton has given and by this his charter established to Melrose Abbey, in perpetual alms, the land which the pasture [which] he and Glay, nepos of Robert Avenel, perambulated with the cellarer and brothers of the same house, by stated bounds. He gave this gift to them for the soul of Kings David and Earl Henry and King Malcolm and for the salvation of King William and his brother, David, and for his soul and his wife and his children. Additionally, he gave to them in perpetual alms his whole peatery which is between Mowhope and Berhope and ‘herdstrete’ which divides the land of Mow and [the land] of Hownam (ROX). Additionally, he gave to them, in perpetual alms, in his forest of Mowhope, a certain bushel of barley [which] one horse is able to carry to their grange of Hownam every year from Easter all the way to the nativity [of Saint Mary]. (damaged)

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Repository
National Records of Scotland
Town or City
Edinburgh
Shelfmark
GD55/135

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Catalogue Numbers
Melr. Lib. no. 135
PoMS Document 3/421/6
Format
Unspecified
Text Date
9 December 1165 x 8 March 1185

People of Medieval Scotland (PoMS Document 3/421/6)

Anselm of Whitton has given and by this his charter established to Melrose Abbey, in perpetual alms, the land which the pasture [which] he and Glay, nepos of Robert Avenel, perambulated with the cellarer and brothers of the same house, by stated bounds. He gave this gift to them for the soul of Kings David and Earl Henry and King Malcolm and for the salvation of King William and his brother, David, and for his soul and his wife and his children. Additionally, he gave to them in perpetual alms his whole peatery which is between Mowhope and Berhope and ‘herdstrete’ which divides the land of Mow and [the land] of Hownam (ROX). Additionally, he gave to them, in perpetual alms, in his forest of Mowhope, a certain bushel of barley [which] one horse is able to carry to their grange of Hownam every year from Easter all the way to the nativity [of Saint Mary]. (damaged)

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