People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Adam of Harcarse, abbot of Melrose (d.1245)

Biography
Watt and Shead, Heads, 150, 159: Adam was cellarer of Newbattle when he succeeded as abbot of Newbattle on 20 August 1216. He served until he was elected abbot of Melrose on 6 August 1219. He died in '1245'. Adam became cellarer of Newbattle and then succeeded Richard as abbot of Newbattle on 20th August 1216. In 1218, Adam and a group of other Scottish abbots appealed to the papal legate, Guala, over orders that all monks of the Cistercian Order in Scotland should cease from celebrating divine offices, and successfully obtained absolution. On 6th August 1219, he succeeded Ralph as fifteenth abbot of Melrose. In 1232 he performed extreme unction for his kinsman, Earl Patrick of Dunbar, and received him as a monk of the abbey in the days prior to his death on 31st December. In 1235, he interceded with Gilrod, the leader of the Galwegian revolt against Alexander II, and was partly responsible for bringing him to terms with the king. (Chron. Mel.)
Floruits
1214 × 1244
Related Place
Harcarse
Grantor Beneficiary relationships
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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Handing over of unspecified land Grantor 1/7/201 (RRS, iii, no. 194)
unavailable Command to hand over land Addressee 1/7/201 (RRS, iii, no. 194)
9 Aug., 1216 X 1225 Appointment of papal judges-delegate Appointee 2/139/93 (Dryb. Lib., no. 192A)
28 Dec. 1220 X 24 Mar. 1222 Settlement of dispute between Coupar Angus Abbey and William de Munfichet, knight Sealer 4/32/35 (C.A. Chrs., no. 30)
23 Apr. 1221 Command to allow R., priest, who has lost his mind, to come and go as he pleases Addressee 2/139/51 (Theiner, no. 47)
unavailable Appointment of papal judges-delegate Appointee 2/139/70 (Dunf. Reg., no. 212A)
unavailable Papal mandate appointing judges delegate in case between Scone Abbey and Dunfermline Abbey over teinds Addressee 4/32/52 (Dunf. Reg., no. 212)
21 Dec. 1222 X 18 Mar. 1227 Settlement of dispute between Dunfermline Abbey and Scone Abbey over teinds parish of Perth Addressor 4/32/52 (Dunf. Reg., no. 212)
13 Dec. 1225 Settlement of case between Dryburgh Abbey and May Priory concerning teinds of Kilrenny (FIF) Judge 4/32/49 (Dryb. Lib., no. 192 )
unavailable Appointment of papal judges-delegate Appointee 4/32/49 (Dryb. Lib., no. 192 )
20 Sept. 1229 Agreement over certain disputed teinds of the prebends of Forres, Rathven, and Alves, and of Strathisla Sealer 4/7/1 (Moray Reg., no. 77)
29 Nov. 1229 Appointment of papal judges-delegate Appointee 2/140/24 (Theiner, no. 67)
30 Jun. 1233 Gift of unspecified land (in Callendar, STL?) named person (transaction) Andrew Murray, bishop of Moray (d.1242); Gilbert Murray, bishop of Caithness (d.1245); Henry of Stirling, son of Earl David; Laurence Abernethy (fl.1180s×1230s); Ralph de Campania (Champagne); Walter Comyn, earl of Menteith (d.1258); Walter Stewart (II), son of Alan (d.1241); William of Bondington, bishop of Glasgow (d.1258) 1/7/201 (RRS, iii, no. 194)


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Date Short Summary Source
1207 X 1267 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/443/8 (Melr. Lib., no. 339)
1207 X 1267 abbot of Melrose 3/443/8 (Melr. Lib., no. 339)
2 Nov. 1208 X 15 May 1214 abbot of Melrose 3/547/41 (Pais. Reg., 17-18)
9 Aug., 1216 X 1225 abbot of Melrose 2/139/93 (Dryb. Lib., no. 192A)
1217 X Spring 1219 abbot of Newbattle 3/23/8 (Dunf. Reg., no. 155)
6 Aug. 1219 X 6 Nov. 1228 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/547/48 (Pais. Reg., 19)
6 Aug. 1219 X 6 Nov. 1228 abbot of Melrose 3/547/48 (Pais. Reg., 19)
6 Aug. 1219 X 6 Nov. 1228 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/547/49 (Pais. Reg., 401)
6 Aug. 1219 X 6 Nov. 1228 abbot of Melrose 3/547/49 (Pais. Reg., 401)
6 Aug. 1219 X 6 Nov. 1228 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/439/1 (Pais. Reg., 401-2)
6 Aug. 1219 X 6 Nov. 1228 abbot of Melrose 3/547/49 (Pais. Reg., 401)
6 Aug. 1219 X 6 Nov. 1228 abbot of Melrose 3/439/1 (Pais. Reg., 401-2)
6 Aug. 1219 X 28 May 1230 abbot of Melrose 3/547/50 (Barrow, 'Dalmilling', 59-60)
6 Aug. 1219 X 28 May 1230 abbot of Melrose 3/547/51 (Pais. Reg., 22-3)
6 Aug. 1219 X 28 May 1230 abbot of Melrose 3/547/52 (Pais. Reg., 23-4)
3 Oct. 1219 X 8 May 1221 abbot of Melrose 2/10/154 (King, IR 27)
28 Dec. 1220 X 24 Mar. 1222 abbot of Melrose 4/32/35 (C.A. Chrs., no. 30)
23 Apr. 1221 abbot of Melrose 2/139/51 (Theiner, no. 47)
21 Dec. 1222 abbot of Melrose 2/139/70 (Dunf. Reg., no. 212A)
21 Dec. 1222 X 18 Mar. 1227 abbot of Melrose 4/32/52 (Dunf. Reg., no. 212)
21 Dec. 1222 X 18 Mar. 1227 judge-delegate 4/32/52 (Dunf. Reg., no. 212)
25 Mar. 1223 X 24 Mar. 1224 abbot of Melrose 4/8/12 (Melr. Lib., no. 195)
13 Dec. 1225 abbot of Melrose 4/32/49 (Dryb. Lib., no. 192 )
29 Aug. 1228 abbot of Melrose 1/7/146 (RRS, iii, no. 143)
10 Mar. 1229 abbot of Melrose 1/7/151 (RRS, iii, no. 148)
20 Sept. 1229 abbot of Melrose 4/7/1 (Moray Reg., no. 77)
29 Nov. 1229 abbot of Melrose 2/140/24 (Theiner, no. 67)
16 May 1232 abbot of Melrose 1/7/182 (RRS, iii, no. 178)
30 Jun. 1233 abbot of Melrose 1/7/201 (RRS, iii, no. 194)
11 Sept. 1233 X 1241 abbot of Melrose 3/42/2 (Balm. Lib., no. 7)
3 Apr. 1234 abbot of Melrose 1/7/211 (RRS, iii, no. 204)
1236 X 1241 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/547/61 (Kel. Lib., no. 247)
1236 X 1241 abbot of Melrose 3/547/61 (Kel. Lib., no. 247)
7 Jun. 1237 abbot of Melrose 4/8/18 (Newb. Reg., no. 160)
20 Mar. 1238 abbot of Melrose 1/7/272 (RRS, iii, no. 265)
28 Jul. 1238 abbot of Melrose 1/7/274 (RRS, iii, no. 267)
7 Feb. 1244 abbot of Melrose 1/7/300 (RRS, iii, no. 293)
25 Jul. 1244 abbot of Melrose 4/20/36 (Dugdale, Monasticon, 616)


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1207 X 1267 Gift of land in Maxton (ROX) 3/443/8 (Melr. Lib., no. 339)
2 November 1208 X 15 May 1214 Gift of land between the burns of Auldpatrick and Espedair (Paisley, RNF), etc. 3/547/41 (Pais. Reg., 17-18)
1217 X Spring 1219 Quitclaim of land of Dunnikier (FIF) 3/23/8 (Dunf. Reg., no. 155)
6 August 1219 X 6 November 1228 Obligation to Sixhills Priory in respect of the payment of an annual render of 3 marks 3/439/1 (Pais. Reg., 401-2)
6 August 1219 X 6 November 1228 Assigning of the payment of 3 marks by Adam of Ness and his heirs 3/547/48 (Pais. Reg., 19)
6 August 1219 X 6 November 1228 Gift of 3 marks from the rent owed to Walter Stewart by Adam of Ness 3/547/49 (Pais. Reg., 401)
6 August 1219 X 28 May 1230 Foundation of a house of canons and nuns of the Order of Sempringham at Dalmilling 3/547/50 (Barrow, 'Dalmilling', 59-60)
6 August 1219 X 28 May 1230 Gift of the church of Dundonald with chapels 3/547/51 (Pais. Reg., 22-3)
6 August 1219 X 28 May 1230 Gift of the land and pasture of Walter Stewart at 'Drumloy' and 'Swyneshahes' (in Neilston, RNF) 3/547/52 (Pais. Reg., 23-4)
unavailable Confirmation of church of Airlie (ANG) 2/10/154 (King, IR 27)
25 March 1223 X 24 March 1224 Agreement between Melrose Abbey and Vaudey Abbey 4/8/12 (Melr. Lib., no. 195)
29 August 1228 Renewal of possessions 1/7/146 (RRS, iii, no. 143)
10 March 1229 Gift of Tynedale in marriage 1/7/151 (RRS, iii, no. 148)
16 May 1232 Gift of 20 marks from Coldinghamshire for 'waiting' 1/7/182 (RRS, iii, no. 178)
11 September 1233 X 1241 Quitclaim of Coultra, Ballindean, ‘Balnedart’, Corbie and Balmerino (all FIF) 3/42/2 (Balm. Lib., no. 7)
3 April 1234 Confirmation of villa of 'Catherlauenach' which is called Tullibardine (PER) 1/7/211 (RRS, iii, no. 204)
1236 X 1241 Gift of land in Innerwick (ELO) 3/547/61 (Kel. Lib., no. 247)
7 June 1237 Agreement between Newbattle Abbey and Holyrood Abbey 4/8/18 (Newb. Reg., no. 160)
20 March 1238 Confirmation of feu in parish of Fordoun in Mearns (KCD) 1/7/272 (RRS, iii, no. 265)
28 July 1238 Succession to earldom of Lennox 1/7/274 (RRS, iii, no. 267)
7 February 1244 Gift of Mossplatt (LAN) 1/7/300 (RRS, iii, no. 293)
25 July 1244 Agreement between Holm Cultram Abbey and Eustace de Balliol 4/20/36 (Dugdale, Monasticon, 616)