People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Transaction: Gift of toft in Elliston (ROX) with two acres and a half perch, and one acre in Greenside

Type of Transaction
From Source
3/211/3 (Dryb. Lib., no. 206)
Firm date
1220 X 11 April 1249
Dating Notes
John son of ‘Iliue’ of ‘Iliuestun’ granted a charter to Master Adam of ‘Baggat’ of an oxgang with an acre of meadow in Elliston (<em>Melr. Lib.</em>, no. 260). Another grant by John of land to Melrose Abbey was confirmed by his daughters Avicia and Agnes, wife of Laurence, the second on 11 Apr. 1249. (<em>Ibid.</em>, nos. 261, 262). Master Adam fl. 1220s and 30s and was dead by 1243 (Watt, <em>Graduates</em>, 22).
in (free, pure and/or perpetual) alms
Tenendas original language
liberam puram et perpetuam elemosinam
free and quit from all service and/or aid, custom and exaction
Exemptions original language
omni servicio et seculari exactione
Sicut clause
Witnesses in original, but not copied into cartulary

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Role Name Name (original language) Name (translation) Floruits
Grantor John, son of Eilaf of Elliston Johannes filius Ylif de Ylifston John son of Eilif of Elliston 1220 × 1243
Beneficiary Mary, Blessed Virgin beate Marie Blessed Mary 1122 × 1321
Beneficiary Dryburgh Abbey (fd.1150) domui de Driburgh house of Dryburgh 1150 × 1345
Consentor Unknown, wife of John, son of Eilif of Elliston uxoris mee my wife 1220 × 1220
Consentor Daughters of John, son of Eilif of Elliston filiarum mearum my daughters 1220 × 1220
Previous landholder Alan Dammeson Alani Dammesone Alan Dammeson

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Type Name Original Text Related Place
ROX (Roxburghshire) toft in villa of Elliston unum toftum in villa de Ylistoun quod fuit Alani Dammesone Elliston
ROX (Roxburghshire) 2 acres and half perch from croft of Alan Dammeson duas acras terre et dimidiam perticatam scilicet de crofto quod fuit Alani Dammesone Elliston
ROX (Roxburghshire) acre in Greenside unam acram in Grenesid juxta Hairestan in orientali parte Greenside