People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Transaction: Gift of lands and rights in Hownam and Mow (ROX)

Type of Transaction
Gift
From Source
3/421/6 (Melr. Lib., no. 135)
Firm date
9 December 1165 X 8 March 1185
Probable date
probably 1170s or 1180s
Dating Notes
ascension of King William x death of Robert Avenel; probable date suggested by the fact that several of the individuals who appear in the witness list also appear in <em>Melrose Liber</em>, i, no. 134. Peter persona of Morbattle appears between 1175 and 1186 (<em>SEA</em>, i, no. 103; <em>Glasgow Registrum</em>, no. 48)
Primary
yes
Dare
yes
Tenendas
in (free, pure and/or perpetual) alms
Tenendas original language
in perpetuam elemosinam
Exemptions
free and quit from all service and/or aid, custom and exaction
Exemptions original language
quietas et ... seruitiis et omnibus consuetudinibus
Render dates
Easter; Nativity of BVM [8 Sept.]
Perambulation
yes
Warrandice
yes
Spiritual Benefits
Any Spiritual Benefit; Children (pro anime); Self (pro anima); Wife (pro anime)

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Role Name Name (original language) Name (translation) Floruits
Grantor Anselm of Mow/Whitton Ansel' de Wichetune Anselm of Whitton 1179 × 1180
Beneficiary Melrose Abbey (fd.1136) domui de melros et monachis ibidem house of Melrose and the monks there 1147 × 1309
Perambulator Anselm of Mow/Whitton 1179 × 1180
Perambulator Glay, nepos of Robert Avenel Glai nepos Roberti Auenel Glay, nepos of Robert Avenel 1165 × 1180
Perambulator Unknown, cellarer of Melrose cellerario cellarer
Perambulator Unknown, monk of Melrose fratribus eiusdem loci brother of the same place


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Name Name (original language) Name (translation) Floruits Order
Unknown, abbot of Newbattle ... abbate de neubotle ... abbot of Newbattle 1165 × 1300 1
Robert Avenel, lord of Eskdale (d.1185) Rob' auenel Robert Avenel 1140 × 1180 2
Gervase Avenel, lord of Eskdale (d.1219) Geruasio filio eius Gervase, his son 1165 × 1213 3
William de Somerville (I) Willelmo de Sumeruilla William de Somerville 1129 × 1189 4
John, son of Orm, son of Eilaf (Hownam) Johanne filio Horm John son of Orm 1156 × 1179 5
William of Hownam, son of John, son of Orm (d.1227) Willelmo filio eius William, his son 1185 × 1226 6
Glay, nepos of Robert Avenel Glai nepote Roberti auenel Glay, nepos of Robert Avenel 1165 × 1180 7
Unknown Gernun Gernun Gernun 1165 × 1165 8
Nicholas, son of Adam Nicol' filio ade Nicholas son of Adam 1165 × 1198 9
Peter, persona of Morebattle Petro Peter, persona of Morebattle 1165 × 1181 10
William, persona of Hownam W ... de Hunum William [persona] of Hownam 1165 × 1180 11


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Role Name Name (original language) Name (translation) Floruits
Pro anima David I, king of Scots (d.1153) D'd King David 1118 × 1152
Pro anima Henry, earl of Northumberland and Huntingdon (d.1152) Henrici Earl Henry 1114 × 1150
Pro anima Malcolm IV, king of Scots (d.1165) malcolmi King Malcolm 1145 × 1165
Pro salute William I, king of Scots (d.1214) Willelmi King William 1136 × 1213
Pro salute David, earl of Huntingdon (d.1219) D'D fratris sui David, his brother 1153 × 1208


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Type Name Original Text Related Place
ROX (Roxburghshire) land near Mow terram cum pratis [...] sicut sulcus aratri ... Mow
ROX (Roxburghshire) peatery near Hownam totam illam meam petariam quod est inter molope et berope et herdstrete ... Hownam


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Type Name Original Text Related Place
ROX (Roxburghshire) bushel of barley from Mowhope in bosco meo de molope buschiam quantum potest unus equus portare Mow