Charter: NRS GD55/136

Description (from People of Medieval Scotland)

Richard of Lincoln has given, granted and by this his charter established to Melrose Abbey, for the souls of his father and his mother and all his ancestors and successors and for the salvation of his lord, King William, the queen, Alexander, his son, and Earl David and for the salvation of himself, his wife and all their heirs, in pure and perpetual alms, that part of the land in the territory of Mow which Anselm of Whitton gave to the church and monks with the adjacent pasture, by the bounds which are contained in the charter of Anselm. Additionally, he gave to them and confirmed the 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 and established 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].

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Repository
National Records of Scotland
Town or City
Edinburgh
Shelfmark
GD55/136

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Catalogue Numbers
Melr. Lib. no. 136
PoMS Document 3/349/5
Format
Unspecified
Text Date
24 August 1198 x 4 December 1214

People of Medieval Scotland (PoMS Document 3/349/5)

Richard of Lincoln has given, granted and by this his charter established to Melrose Abbey, for the souls of his father and his mother and all his ancestors and successors and for the salvation of his lord, King William, the queen, Alexander, his son, and Earl David and for the salvation of himself, his wife and all their heirs, in pure and perpetual alms, that part of the land in the territory of Mow which Anselm of Whitton gave to the church and monks with the adjacent pasture, by the bounds which are contained in the charter of Anselm. Additionally, he gave to them and confirmed the 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 and established 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].

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