People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

May Priory

Biography
May Priory was founded by 1153 as a Benedictine, then Augustinian, house.
Floruits
1150 × 1286
Related Place
Isle of May
Grantor Beneficiary relationships
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Total number of associated factoids: 106

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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Gift of half of Balgally (lost, in Carnbee parish, FIF) Beneficiary 1/6/3 (RRS, ii, no. 8)
unavailable Lease (agreement) of land of 'Dremessheles' (ELO) Beneficiary 1/7/205 (RRS, iii, no. 198)
unavailable Concession of common pasture in Fife and a toft in Berwick Beneficiary 1/6/3 (RRS, ii, no. 8)
unavailable Agreement between John of Denmuir and May Priory Party 2 3/193/3 (St A. Lib., 385)
unavailable Concession of freedom from toll and cain, and licence to sell and buy Beneficiary 1/6/1 (RRS, ii, no. 6)
unavailable Gift of toft in burgh of Berwick Beneficiary 1/6/410 (RRS, ii, no. 443)
unavailable Gift of revenue from ships at Perth Beneficiary 1/6/3 (RRS, ii, no. 8)
unavailable Charter (gift?) of lands in the Lammermuirs (?) Beneficiary 3/15/84 (St A. Lib., 379)
unavailable Donation of land at Bara (ELO) Beneficiary 2/76/1 (St A. Lib., 389-90)
unavailable Gift of dwelling and toft in Dunbar, and a mooring for a ship Beneficiary 1/6/3 (RRS, ii, no. 8)
unavailable Concession of common easments in Clackmannan wood (CLA) Beneficiary 1/6/2 (RRS, ii, no. 7)
unavailable Settlement of case between (i) Reading Abbey and May Priory, and (ii) Simon Post of Berwick Party 1 4/32/83 (St A. Lib., 387-8)
unavailable Gift of land in Penshiel (ELO) Beneficiary 3/403/5 (Melr. Lib., no. 210)
unavailable Donation of Balgally (lost, in Carnbee parish, FIF) Beneficiary 1/6/93 (RRS, ii, no. 109)
unavailable Confirmation of gift of Cospatric, earl of Dunbar named person (transaction) 1/6/3 (RRS, ii, no. 8)
unavailable Papal mandate appointing judges-delegate to hear the case of Reading Abbey concerning the goods of the Priory of May named person (transaction) 4/32/97 (St A. Lib., 391-2)
unavailable Papal mandate to hear case between the prior and monks of May, and Thomas son of Eustace of Berwick Party 1 4/32/39 (St A. Lib., 387)
unavailable Gift of land in 'Brigekata' Beneficiary 4/32/83 (St A. Lib., 387-8)
unavailable Gift of land in Penshiel (ELO) Beneficiary 3/403/6 (Melr. Lib., no. 211)
unavailable Donation of Balgally (lost, in Carnbee parish, FIF) Beneficiary 1/6/93 (RRS, ii, no. 109)
unavailable Gift of 20s. Beneficiary 4/32/83 (St A. Lib., 387-8)
unavailable Donation of Lingo (FIF) Beneficiary 1/7/35 (RRS, iii, no. 35)
unavailable Gift of land (on Bridgegate) to May Priory Beneficiary 4/32/83 (St A. Lib., 387-8)
unavailable Land in Bridgegate given in legacy by Waltheof Rufus Beneficiary 4/32/39 (St A. Lib., 387)
unavailable Donation of lands in Fife Beneficiary 1/6/3 (RRS, ii, no. 8)
unavailable Settlement concerning land quarrelled over between May Priory and Thomas, son of Eustace Party 2 4/32/83 (St A. Lib., 387-8)
unavailable Agreement concerning 'Dremessheles' (ELO) Party 1 1/7/205 (RRS, iii, no. 198)
unavailable Gift of King David of chapel and teinds of Perth Beneficiary 1/5/35 (RRS, i, no. 158)
X Apr. 1286 Request to King Alexander III to retract his policies regarding May Priory and require its property for Reading Abbey named person (transaction) 2/0/0 (Duncan, May Docs., no. 56)
1136 X 24 May 1153 Command that ship of monks of May be free from cain Beneficiary Edward, son of Siward, constable; Geoffrey, abbot of Dunfermline (d.1154) 1/4/53 (Chrs. David I, no. 117)
22 Aug. 1138 X 1159 Gift of toft next to port of Biel (ELO) Beneficiary Deirdre, countess of Dunbar; Waltheof, earl of Dunbar (d.1182) 3/15/3 (Duncan, May Docs., no. 53)
1141 X 1150 Gift in perpetual alms of Pittenweem and Inverin Beneficiary Alwine mac Arkil, the rannaire; Duncan (I), earl of Fife (d.1154); Edward, bishop of Aberdeen (d.1171); Geoffrey, abbot of Dunfermline (d.1154); Hugh de Moreville (I) (d.1162); Macbeth mac Torfinn 1/4/65 (Chrs. David I, no. 133)
1141 X 1150 Concession of freedom to sell fish in the harbour of the Isle of May Beneficiary Edward, bishop of Aberdeen (d.1171); Geoffrey, abbot of Dunfermline (d.1154) 1/4/66 (Chrs. David I, no. 134)
1141 X 1150 *Concession of common use of wood of Clackmannan Beneficiary 1/4/67 (Chrs. David I, no. 135)
1145 X 24 May 1153 *Concession of common pasture in shires of Kellie and Crail Beneficiary 1/4/88 (Chrs. David I, no. 165)
1145 X 24 May 1153 Gift of one full toft in the king's burgh of Haddington Beneficiary Andrew, bishop of Caithness (d.1184); Geoffrey, abbot of Dunfermline (d.1154) 1/4/64 (Chrs. David I, no. 132)
1145 X 24 May 1153 Gift of half of Balgally (lost, in Carnbee parish, FIF) Beneficiary Alwine mac Arkil, the rannaire; Andrew, bishop of Caithness (d.1184); Duncan (I), earl of Fife (d.1154); Gregory, bishop of Dunkeld (d.1169); William Gifford, son of Gilbert the marischal 1/4/88 (Chrs. David I, no. 165)
1145 X 14 Oct. 1178 Grant of teinds of 'Balgallin' (in Carnbee, FIF) Beneficiary 2/71/1 (St A. Lib., 392-3)
1147 X 1180 Grant of one chalder of meal from mill at Belton (ELO) Beneficiary Adam of Dunbar; Hervey, canon of Alnwick; Pain, canon of Alnwick; Stephen de Hant'; Waltheof, son of Edward son of Earl Cospatric 3/15/92 (Duncan, May Docs., no. 54)
3 May 1147 X 24 May 1153 Instruction that May Priory be free from cain and toll and have liberty to sell Beneficiary Andrew, bishop of Caithness (d.1184); Arnold, bishop of St Andrews (d.1162); Herbert, bishop of Glasgow (d.1164) 1/4/105 (Chrs. David I, no. 186)
1150 X 24 May 1153 Gift of a toft in Berwick Beneficiary Arnold, bishop of St Andrews (d.1162); Gilbert de Umfraville (fl.c.1140-90); Hugh de Moreville (I) (d.1162); Osbert, abbot of Jedburgh (d.1174); Walter de Bidun (d.1178); Walter de Bolbec, elder; Walter Stewart (I), son of Alan (d.1177) 1/4/106 (Chrs. David I, no. 187)
24 May 1153 X 13 Nov. 1160 Gift of 5 marks each year from first cain of ships coming into Perth, in exchange of chapel and teinds of Perth Beneficiary Gregory, bishop of Dunkeld (d.1169); William, bishop of Moray (d.1162) 1/5/35 (RRS, i, no. 158)
24 May 1153 X 1162 Forbids anyone from fishing or building without permission from the monks of May Beneficiary Robert Avenel, lord of Eskdale (d.1185); Walter de Bidun (d.1178); Walter Lindsay (II) (d.c.1165) 1/5/46 (RRS, i, no. 169)
24 May 1153 X 1162 Renewal of [King David's gift of] Pittenweem (FIF) and Inverie (St Monance, FIF) Beneficiary Hugh de Moreville (I) (d.1162) 1/5/45 (RRS, i, no. 168)
24 May 1153 X 1162 *Concession of common pasture Beneficiary 1/5/45 (RRS, i, no. 168)
24 May 1153 X 1162 Command to render teinds Beneficiary Walter de Bidun (d.1178); Walter Lindsay (II) (d.c.1165); Walter Stewart (I), son of Alan (d.1177) 1/5/39 (RRS, i, no. 162)
24 May 1153 X 1162 Renewal of donation and concession which King David granted and confirmed Beneficiary Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1166); Hugh de Moreville (I) (d.1162); Walter de Bidun (d.1178); William de Somerville (I) 1/5/38 (RRS, i, no. 161)
24 May 1153 X 1178 Concession of quittance of army and expedition service Beneficiary Michael, clerk (St Andrews); Reginald de Warenne (12C) 3/16/1 (Duncan, May Docs., no. 52)
24/Dec/1165 × 1178 Concession of protection Beneficiary 3/5/13 (Duncan, May Docs., no. 51)
24 Dec. 1165 X 1171 Concession of permission to buy and sell throughout his land, free of cain and toll Beneficiary Nicholas of Roxburgh, chancellor (d.1171?); Richard de Moreville (d.1189 or 1190); Walter Stewart (I), son of Alan (d.1177) 1/6/78 (RRS, ii, no. 94)


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Date Short Summary Role Source
circa 1293 Patron of May Priory (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 2/87/2 (Records of May, App. no. IB)
circa 1293 Advocate/attorney of May Priory (Employment relationship) object (relationship) 2/87/2 (Records of May, App. no. IB)


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24 May 1153 X 1162 common pasture in shire of Kellie Holder (possession) 1/5/45 (RRS, i, no. 168)
1209 X 7 Jun. 1221 Bara (ELO) Holder (possession) 2/76/1 (St A. Lib., 389-90)
17 Jun. 1219 X 29 Mar. 1240 Land in Berwick held from the monks of May by Waltheof Rufus for his lifetime only Lord (possession) 4/32/39 (St A. Lib., 387)
17 Jun. 1219 X 29 Mar. 1240 Land on Bridgegate (Berwick) given as a legacy to May Priory by Waltheof Rufus; and another land: held of May Priory by Thomas, son of Eustace Lord (possession) 4/32/39 (St A. Lib., 387)
1231 Church of Rhynd Holder (possession) 4/32/65 (St A. Lib., 393-5)
1274 X 28 May 1279 Lands held in Lammermuir Holder (possession) 3/15/85 (St A. Lib., 380)
12 May 1283 Fishery of Priory of May Holder (possession) 3/296/5 (NLS, Adv. MS 15.1.18, no. 45)