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1093 - 1371

Balmerino Abbey (fd.1229)

Biography
Balmerino Abbey is located in Balmerino (FIF), in the diocese of St Andrews. It was built on land belonging to Richard Revel, nephew of Henry Revel, which passed to his brother, Adam of Stawell, after Richard's death perhaps in early 1225. In October 1225, Adam sold the estate to Queen Ermengarde for 1,000 marks. Balmerino was founded as a Cistercian house in honour of St Edward probably in December 1229, after the arrival of monks from Melrose, the mother-house. The abbey's foundation is sometimes given as 1227 while King Alexander II had granted the lands of Balmerino and Coultra in February 1231. Syllabus (Balmerino), pg. 7
Floruits
1228 × 1317
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Balmerino
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Total number of associated factoids: 71

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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Sale of land in River Street in Perth (PER) Beneficiary 3/414/18 (Balm. Lib., no. 27)
unavailable Donation of 20s. from mill of 'Kerkow' Beneficiary 1/7/194 (RRS, iii, no. 190)
unavailable Gift of land in burgh of Perth Beneficiary 3/547/72 (Balm. Lib., no. 24)
unavailable Sale of land in villa of Perth Beneficiary 2/6/38 (Balm. Lib., no. 26)
unavailable Lease of church of Barry (ANG) Beneficiary 2/64/6 (Arb. Lib., no. 258)
unavailable Sale of burgage in Crail (FIF) Beneficiary 1/7/212 (RRS, iii, no. 205)
unavailable Gift of land in territory of Kedlock (in Logie, FIF) called Reginald's land Beneficiary 1/7/307 (RRS, iii, no. 300)
unavailable Concession of freedom from payment of 40 marks for church of Barry (ANG) Beneficiary 2/64/6 (Arb. Lib., no. 258)
unavailable Concession of liberties and immunities granted by papal see Beneficiary 2/143/183 (Balm. Lib., no. 58)
unavailable Donation of 6 acres in Western Kinnear (FIF) Beneficiary 3/321/7 (Balm. Lib., no. 17)
unavailable Agreement between Arbroath Abbey and Balmerino Abbey Party 1 2/64/6 (Arb. Lib., no. 258)
unavailable Concession of liberties and exemptions of secular exaction Beneficiary 2/143/183 (Balm. Lib., no. 58)
unavailable Quitclaim of 40 marks Beneficiary 1/7/221 (RRS, iii, no. 214)
unavailable Gift of land in burgh of Dundee Beneficiary 2/65/1 (Balm. Lib., no. 55)
X 5 Jul. 1286 Gift of 6 acres of land in Wester Kinnear (FIF) Beneficiary Burgh of St Andrews; John of Kinnear, knight (I); Michael of Stirling, burgess; Thomas Knott, burgess; William of Forret ; William Ramsay of Clatto 3/314/1 (Balm. Lib., no. 18)
1227 X 1241 Gift of land in burgh of Perth (PER) Beneficiary Adam Wallace; Adam, chaplain of Walter (II) Stewart; John Comyn, lord of Badenoch (d.1277); John de Bataille ; Malcolm of Clunie, clerk; Richard Crispin ; Walter, clerk of Walter (II) Stewart; William Scott (Paisley); William, chaplain (Stewart) 3/547/59 (Balm. Lib., no. 23)
25 Mar. 1227 X 24 Mar. 1228 Donation of Bishop William Malveisin Beneficiary 2/10/172 (Balm. Lib., no. 11)
25 Apr. 1227 X 21 Nov. 1232 Gift of a toft in Dundee Beneficiary Albert of Dundee, burgess; Gregory of Dundee; Henry of Denmuir, knight (d.1249×53); Henry of Stirling, son of Earl David; Henry, son of Cokes; Hugh Fitton; John, abbot of Lindores (fl.1219-44); Nicholas of Inverpeffer; Nicholas, son of Robert; Robert de Campania (Champagne), steward of Earl John (1230s) 3/8/6 (Balm. Lib., no. 31)
13 Dec. 1229 X 24 Mar. 1232 Sale of land held of bishop of Dunkeld in Perth Beneficiary Dernulf, dyer; Henry, son of Geoffrey de Liberatione of Perth; James, son of James son of Uhtred; James, son of Uhtred, grieve of Perth; John of Perth, master, vicar of Perth; John [Albot] White, burgess of Perth; John, son of Leve; Osbern/Osbert Redbeard, brother of Geoffrey Redbeard; Richard of Leicester, burgess of Perth; Robert, son of Fulk, burgess of Perth; William Cockin; William Spear; William, dyer (PER) 3/646/5 (Balm. Lib., no. 25)
13 Dec. 1229 X circa 1241 Gift of land in Perth Beneficiary Henry, son of Geoffrey de Liberatione of Perth; John de Bataille ; John, son of Leve; Robert of Leicester/Craigie, dean of Aberdeen (d.1277×88); Robert, son of Fulk, burgess of Perth; William of Dundee 3/646/6 (Balm. Lib., no. 22)
13 Dec. 1229 X circa 1241 Gift of land in Perth Neighbouring landholder Henry, son of Geoffrey de Liberatione of Perth; John de Bataille ; John, son of Leve; Robert of Leicester/Craigie, dean of Aberdeen (d.1277×88); Robert, son of Fulk, burgess of Perth; William of Dundee 3/646/6 (Balm. Lib., no. 22)
25 Mar. 1230 X 24 Mar. 1231 * Lease (agreement) of church of Barry (ANG) Party 2 4/8/16 (SHS Misc. viii, no. 1)
25 Mar. 1230 X 24 Mar. 1231 Agreement between Arbroath Abbey and Balmerino Abbey Party 2 4/8/17 (Arb. Lib., no. 259)
25 Mar. 1230 X 24 Mar. 1231 Agreement between Arbroath Abbey and Balmerino Abbey Party 2 Gilbert Murray, bishop of Caithness (d.1245); Gilbert of Stirling, bishop of Aberdeen (d.1239); Gregory, bishop of Brechin (fl.1189×98-1242×46); Hugh of North Berwick, master; John, abbot of Lindores (fl.1219-44); Laurence of Thornton, archdeacon of St Andrews (d.1238×40); Osbert, bishop of Dunblane (d.1231); Walter of St Albans, bishop of Glasgow (d.1232); William Malveisin, bishop of St Andrews (d.1238); William of Ednam, master, archdeacon of Dunkeld (d.1251×57); William of Greenlaw, master (d.1247); William Ramsay, abbot of Culross (d.1232) 4/8/16 (SHS Misc. viii, no. 1)
3 Feb. 1231 Foundation of Balmerino Abbey Beneficiary Andrew Murray, bishop of Moray (d.1242); Geoffrey de Liberatione, bishop of Dunkeld (d.1249); Henry (of Brechin or Stirling?), son of Earl David; Henry Balliol (d.1246); John Hay (I), lord of Naughton (d.×Oct.1266); Patrick (II), earl of Dunbar (d.1248); Robert Hay, clerk (son of William); Thomas Hay (son of William); Thomas, son of Ranulf (d. 1262); Walter Oliphant, justiciar of Lothian (son of Walter) (d.1242); Walter Stewart (II), son of Alan (d.1241); William Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1233); William Hay (II), lord of Aithmuir (son of William); William of Nydie, clerk 1/7/170 (RRS, iii, no. 166)
3 Feb. 1231 *Gift of lands of Balmerino and Coultra in Fife, church of Balmerino, 'Fethmure' (Barry) in Angus Beneficiary 1/7/170 (RRS, iii, no. 166)
25 Mar. 1231 X 24 Mar. 1232 Confirmation of land in villa of Perth Beneficiary Adam de Prebenda, dean of Dunkeld (fl.1229×36-45); Henry, butler of Bishop Gilbert of Dunkeld; Hugh, chaplain, canon of Dunkeld; Luke of Muthill, master, archdeacon of Dunblane; Peter of Carstairs, precentor of Dunkeld; Philip, canon of Scone; T., canon of Inchcolm; William of Leny 2/6/38 (Balm. Lib., no. 26)
10 Feb. 1232 Command to prosecute cases Beneficiary Anselm of Camelon; David Lindsay (II), son of David (I), lord of Luffness (d.1241); John de Montfort, son of William; Laurence Abernethy (fl.1180s×1230s); Patrick (II), earl of Dunbar (d.1248); Patrick Abernethy, son of Laurence; Walter Stewart (II), son of Alan (d.1241); William of Bondington, bishop of Glasgow (d.1258) 1/7/180 (RRS, iii, no. 176)
1233 X 1241 Foundation of Balmerino Abbey Beneficiary Andrew Murray, bishop of Moray (d.1242); Geoffrey de Liberatione, bishop of Dunkeld (d.1249); Henry Balliol (d.1246); John Hay (I), lord of Naughton (d.×Oct.1266); Patrick (II), earl of Dunbar (d.1248); Thomas Hay (son of William); Thomas, son of Ranulf (d. 1262); Walter Comyn, earl of Menteith (d.1258); Walter Oliphant, justiciar of Lothian (son of Walter) (d.1242); Walter Stewart (II), son of Alan (d.1241); William Hay (II), lord of Aithmuir (son of William); William of Nydie, clerk 1/7/214 (RRS, iii, no. 207)
1233 X 1241 Gift of Coultra, Balmerino, Ballindean, Cornie (FIF) Beneficiary 1/7/214 (RRS, iii, no. 207)
1233 X 1241 Grant of Fethmure (Barry, ANG) Beneficiary 1/7/214 (RRS, iii, no. 207)
11 Feb. 1233 X 28 Mar. 1233 Gift of 20s as pittance from mill of 'Kerchow' (prob. Kercock, PER) Beneficiary Alexander of Lamberton (son of William); Geoffrey de Mack, clerk; John Hay (I), lord of Naughton (d.×Oct.1266); Ralph de Campania (Champagne); Robert, king's chaplain (TRA2); Thomas de Normanville, knight; William de Dive ; William Hay (II), lord of Aithmuir (son of William); William of Nydie, clerk 3/350/25 (Balm. Lib., no. 19)
11 Feb. 1233 X 17 Jun. 1239 Quitclaim of payment of 40 marks from church of Barry (ANG) Beneficiary Chapter of Arbroath 2/64/6 (Arb. Lib., no. 258)
28 Mar. 1233 Confirmation of 20s. from mill of 'Kerkow' Beneficiary Alexander of Stirling, son of Patrick; Alexander Ruffus; Henry of Stirling, son of Earl David; Ralph de Campania (Champagne); Robert Menzies, chamberlain (d.1267); Roger de Mowbray; Roger, son of Glay; William of Bondington, bishop of Glasgow (d.1258) 1/7/194 (RRS, iii, no. 190)
9 Jul. 1233 X 18 Jul. 1241 Gift of water from mill of Rathillet (FIF) Beneficiary Alexander II, king of Scots (d.1249); David Lindsay (II), son of David (I), lord of Luffness (d.1241); David of Bernham, bishop of St Andrews (d.1253); John Hay (I), lord of Naughton (d.×Oct.1266); Ness Ramsay; Robert Bisset, knight, lord of Upsettlington; Robert, vicar of North Berwick; William of Roos of Hamelake (d.1264) 3/16/27 (Balm. Lib., no. 37)
11 Sept. 1233 X 1241 Quitclaim of Coultra, Ballindean, ‘Balnedart’, Corbie and Balmerino (all FIF) Beneficiary Adam of Harcarse, abbot of Melrose (d.1245); Alexander II, king of Scots (d.1249); Alexander, abbot of Coupar Angus (fl.1209-40); Andrew Murray, bishop of Moray (d.1242); David Lindsay (II), son of David (I), lord of Luffness (d.1241); John Hay (I), lord of Naughton (d.×Oct.1266); Malcolm (II), earl of Fife (d.1266); Walter Stewart (II), son of Alan (d.1241); William of Bondington, bishop of Glasgow (d.1258) 3/42/2 (Balm. Lib., no. 7)
9 Apr. 1234 Remittance of annual rent due from burgage in Crail (FIF) Beneficiary Aymer Maxwell (d.1266); Clement, bishop of Dunblane (d.1258); Laurence Abernethy (fl.1180s×1230s); Robert Menzies, chamberlain (d.1267); Walter Stewart (II), son of Alan (d.1241); William of Bondington, bishop of Glasgow (d.1258) 1/7/212 (RRS, iii, no. 205)
10 Apr. 1234 Concession of lands of Balmerino (FIF) and Barry (ANG) in forest Beneficiary Laurence Abernethy (fl.1180s×1230s); Walter Stewart (II), son of Alan (d.1241) 1/7/213 (RRS, iii, no. 206)
9 Jul. 1238 X 31 Aug. 1244 Gift of land in Kedlock (FIF) called 'Reginald's land' Beneficiary Adam, archdeacon of St Andrews (fl.1240-48); Henry of Denmuir, knight (d.1249×53); Hugh, chaplain of Kilmany; John Hay (I), lord of Naughton (d.×Oct.1266); Laurence Abernethy (fl.1180s×1230s); Ness Ramsay; William, dean of Fife (fl.1239x44) 3/321/1 (Balm. Lib., no. 39)
1240 X Concession of [right of way of] road through land of Bruckley (FIF) Beneficiary Adam, marischal of Seggie; John of Kinnear, knight (I); Richard of Nydie; William Ramsay, knight (13C) 3/104/1 (Balm. Lib., no. 48)
circa 1240 X circa 1250 Sale of land between Gilbert son of Isaac and Gilfali Machardi (in Forfar?) Beneficiary Gilbert, son of Isaac; Gilfal mac Hardi; John of Hadden; Jordan, son of Randekyn; Laurence Mowat, clerk, persona of Kinnettles (fl.1250s-ca.1272); Nicholas, grieve (ANG); Robert Mowat, knight, justiciar, sheriff of Forfar; Roger, forester (ANG); William, smith (Forfar) 3/638/3 (Balm. Lib., no. 36)
1240 X 1250 Gift of quarry of Nydie (FIF) Beneficiary Adam, archdeacon of St Andrews (fl.1240-48); Alexander of Airdit; Duncan Ramsay; John of Blebo, burgess of St Andrews; John of Essex; Richard of Nydie; Simon (II) of Kinnear; William of Forret 3/445/2 (Balm. Lib., no. 46)
1240 X 1253 Confirmation or renewal of donation of Hugh of Nydie of the quarry of Nydie (FIF) Beneficiary Adam/Andrew Simplex, official of archdeacon of St Andrews; Alexander of Airdit; Duncan Ramsay; Eustace of Shelford, master; John of Blebo, burgess of St Andrews; John of Essex; Nicholas Corbet, lord of Fogo (d.1280); Simon (II) of Kinnear; Thomas of Liddell; William of Forret ; William, persona of Flisk ; William, son of Earl Patrick (I) (d.1253) 3/445/5 (Balm. Lib., no. 47)
1240 X Oct. 1266 Gift of a piece of land in Nydie (FIF) Beneficiary John Hay (I), lord of Naughton (d.×Oct.1266); John of Kinnear, knight (I); William Ramsay, knight (13C) 3/445/6 (Balm. Lib., no. 50)
1241 X 1268 * Quitclaim of 2 pounds of pepper and 2 pounds of cumin rendered annually Beneficiary 3/547/72 (Balm. Lib., no. 24)
1241 X 1268 Renewal of burgh land in Perth (PER) Beneficiary Adam, prior of Melrose; David Lindsay (III) of Barnweill (d.c.1268); Guy de Normanville, knight; Lambert, clerk (Stewart) 3/547/72 (Balm. Lib., no. 24)
1 Mar. 1242 X 31 Mar. 1244 Gift of lands of Pitgorno and Drumdreel in Fife Beneficiary Clement, bishop of Dunblane (d.1258); David Lindsay (III) of Barnweill (d.c.1268); David of Bernham, bishop of St Andrews (d.1253); Geoffrey de Liberatione, bishop of Dunkeld (d.1249); Patrick (II), earl of Dunbar (d.1248); Robert de Keldeleth, abbot of Melrose (d.1273); Roger, abbot of Newbattle (d.1256); Thomas, son of Ranulf (d. 1262); Walter Comyn, earl of Menteith (d.1258) 1/7/308 (RRS, iii, no. 344)
28 Jun. 1243 X 7 Dec. 1254 Confirmation of possessions of Balmerino Abbey Beneficiary 2/143/183 (Balm. Lib., no. 58)
28 Jun. 1243 X 21 Sept. 1260 Gift of land in feu of Kinnear (FIF) Beneficiary Adam, chaplain of Kilmany; Alan Surale ; Henry, mair (FIF); Robert of Collessie, chaplain of Flisk; William, chaplain of Leuchars; William, persona of Flisk 3/321/2 (Balm. Lib., no. 12)
28 Jun. 1243 X 21 Sept. 1260 Gift of half land in feu of Kinnear (FIF) with land next to it Beneficiary Eustace of Shelford, master; Peter Basset, constable of Leuchars; Simon Pecipas ; William, persona of Flisk 3/321/3 (Balm. Lib., no. 13)


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Date Short Summary Role Source
13 Dec. 1229 X circa 1241 Land of Balmerino Abbey in Perth Holder (possession) 3/646/6 (Balm. Lib., no. 22)
10 Apr. 1234 Balmerino (FIF) and Barry (ANG) Holder (possession) 1/7/213 (RRS, iii, no. 206)
28 Jun. 1243 X 7 Dec. 1254 Houses and rents (various) Holder (possession) 2/143/183 (Balm. Lib., no. 58)
29 Oct. 1289 land in River Street in Perth (PER) Holder (possession) 3/414/18 (Balm. Lib., no. 27)