People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Osbert, abbot of Kelso (d.1203)

Biography
Watt and Shead, Heads, 134: Osbert was prior of Lesmahagow when he succeeded as abbot of Kelso in 1180. He occurs as abbot on 21 May 1203 and died in that year. Osbert accompanied Jocelin, bishop of Glasgow, on his embassy to Rome in 1182. (Chron. Mel.)
Floruits
1182 × 1204
Related Place
Kelso
Grantor Beneficiary relationships
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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Agreement made between the bishops of St Andrews and Glasgow, and the Abbot and monks of Kelso Party 2 2/201/1 (Kel. Lib., no. 428)
unavailable Preliminary hearing concerning controversy between Kelso and Melrose Abbeys Party 1 William I, king of Scots (d.1214) 2/73/20 (Melr. Lib., no. 146)
1180 X 16 Jan. 1188 Succession of liberties and customs Beneficiary Hugh, bishop of St Andrews (d.1188); Richard de Moreville (d.1189 or 1190); Walter Barclay, chamberlain (d.c.1193); Walter Oliphant (I), justice; William Hay (I), lord of Errol (d.c.1201) 1/6/225 (RRS, ii, no. 248)
1180 X 1203 Gift of 10d. yearly to canons of Brinkburn for land in Roxburgh Grantor Hugh, king's chaplain and clerk (episcopal witness); Thomas of Berwick, master; Walter, prior of Carham 2/73/17 (Brink. Cart., no. 157)
1180 X 1203 Gift of 12d. yearly to Gilbert Fraser for land in Roxburgh Grantor 2/73/17 (Brink. Cart., no. 157)
5 May 1180 X 2 Feb. 1196 Agreement between Kelso Abbey and Anselm of Mow over pasture and teinds of mill in Mow (ROX) named person (transaction) Eadwulf of Mow, grieve; Henry of Mow; Hugh, king's chaplain (TRW); Ingulf, chaplain (Mow); John, persona of Roxburgh; Malcolm of Keith; Nicholas of Mow; Osbert, chaplain of Oxnam; Richard of Swaffham; Richard, son of Anselm of Mow; Simon, archdeacon of Glasgow (fl.1165×74-1195×96); William of Swaffham 4/20/4 (Kel. Lib., no. 155)
5 May 1180 X 1203 Succession to land of 'Corroc' (prob. Corehouse, LAN) Grantor 2/73/14 (Kel. Lib., no. 112)
5 May 1180 X 1203 Grant of villa of 'Dowane' (LAN) Grantor 2/73/12 (Kel. Lib., no. 104)
5 May 1180 X 1203 Gift of part of land in 'Glenan' (perhaps Garlewood, LAN) Grantor Chapter of Kelso 2/73/13 (Kel. Lib., no. 110)
5 May 1180 X 1203 Renewal of pasture for 700 sheep and 25 cows in Mow (ROX) named person (transaction) Adam of Melrose; Adam, chaplain of Kelso; Bernard of Hadden, sheriff of Roxburgh; Geoffrey of Lempitlaw, king's clerk/chamberlain; Herman of Mow; Hugh, king's chaplain and clerk (episcopal witness); Malcolm of Keith; Nigel de Heriz; Peter, falconer, king's clerk; Ranulf, clerk of Hugh the king's chaplain/clerk; Robert Maxwell; Robert of Ednam; Robert, son of Walter Corbet; Thomas de Heriz; Thomas, son of Solomon of Norham; Walter, son of Gilbert (ROX); William of Hadden (12C); William of Makerstoun 3/349/1 (Kel. Lib., no. 158)
17 Mar. 1182 Letter concerning excommunication of King William, with lifting of sentence named person (transaction) 2/132/6 (Haddan and Stubbs, Councils, ii, I, 258 )
17 Mar. 1182 Concession of liberties and rights of Kelso Abbey Beneficiary 2/132/8 (Kel. Lib., no. 466)
25 Mar. 1182 Grant of a privilege of protection, and confirming possessions, rights, and immunities Beneficiary 2/132/10 (Scotia Pontificia, no. 114)
1 Oct. 1182 X 2 Feb. 1196 Settlement of dispute between Kelso Abbey and J., rector of Lilliesleaf Party 1 4/32/11 (SEA, i, no. 53)
23 Mar. 1189 X 2 Feb. 1196 * Grant of chapel in court named person (transaction) 4/20/5 (Kel. Lib., no. 211)
1191 X 15 Feb. 1198 Quitclaim from subjection Grantor Alan Stewart, son of Walter (d.1204); Bartholomew Moyne, knight; David, earl of Huntingdon (d.1219); Duncan (II), earl of Fife (d.1204); Gilbert or Gilla Brigte, earl of Strathearn (d.1223); Henry of Brechin, son of Earl David (d.c.1245); Hugh of Roxburgh, bishop-elect of Glasgow (d.1199); Jocelin, bishop of Glasgow (d.1199); John Scott, bishop of Dunkeld (d.1203); Malcolm (I), earl of Fife (d.1229); Malcolm (of Leslie), son of Bertolf (d.c.1200); Matthew, bishop of Aberdeen (d.1199); Nicholas de Adles; Patrick (I), earl of Dunbar (d.1232); Robert Basset, knight; Robert of London (d.1225); Roger, bishop of St Andrews (d.1202); Saer de Quincy, earl of Winchester (d.1219); Walkelin, son of Stephen; Walter Barclay, chamberlain (d.c.1193); William Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1233); William Gifford (son of John); William I, king of Scots (d.1214); William Lindsay (II) (d.c.1205); William Wascelin, knight 2/73/11 (Lind. Cart., App. I)
15 Jun. 1200 Quitclaim of 10 marks at Lilliesleaf named person (transaction) Adam Ruffus ; Hugh Palmer ; John, son of Auich ; Ralph, cook; Richard de Memonere ; Robert Logan (early13C); Robert, son of Robert; Roger, son of John Crawford; Simon Lockhart (12C); Thomas of Covington; Walter, son of William ; William de Somerville (II), son of William 3/52/3 (Dryb. Lib., no. 223)
25 Dec. 1200 X 1203 Statement concerning agreement between Roger, bishop-elect, and Prior Bertram Addressor 2/73/15 (ND, App., no. 644)
6 Dec. 1201 Statement of agreed terms for appointment of clerks to vicarages in dioceses of St Andrews and Glasgow which belong to Kelso Abbey Sealer Guy, abbot of Lindores (d.1219); Henry, abbot of Arbroath (fl.1179-1207); Herbert, dean of Glasgow (fl.1179×89-1204×07); Isaac Scott, master, clerk; John of Leicester, bishop of Dunkeld (d.1214); John, bishop of Aberdeen (d.1207); John, bishop of Dunkeld (of Leicester or Scot); Michael, master, clerk, chaplain (fl.1201-1220×25); Nigellus (Níall), abbot of Kilwinning (fl.1201-10); Peter Baillard, master, clerk; Ralph, abbot of Jedburgh (d.1205); Ralph, bishop of Down (d.×1213); Ralph, clerk of bishop of Glasgow; Richard of Lincoln, bishop of Moray (d.1203); Robert, archdeacon of Glasgow (d.1222); Simon de Quincy, clerk, persona of Leuchars; William of Lyne, master (fl.1197-1202); William, abbot of Holyrood (II) (fl.1187×89-1206) 4/30/1 (Kel. Lib., no. 427)
6/Dec/1201 Statement of agreed terms for appointment of clerks to vicarages of churches in dioceses of St Andrews and Glasgow which belong to Kelso Abbey Sealer 2/143/185 (Kel. Lib., no. 462)
17 Jul. 1202 X 1203 Grant of right to church of Lazonby (Cumbria) Grantor Chapter of Kelso 2/73/16 (Laner. Cart., no. 299)
14/Jan/1203 Preliminary hearing concerning controversy between Kelso and Melrose Abbeys Party 1 William I, king of Scots (d.1214) 1/6/407 (RRS, ii, no. 440)
21 May 1203 Agreement between Kelso Abbey and William de Vieuxpont over various disputes Party 1 Alan of Clapham; Alan of Thirlestane (son of Aelsi); Alan, lord of Galloway (d.1234); Andrew Murray, bishop of Moray (d.1242); Geoffrey, abbot of Dryburgh (fl.1203-09×); John of Leicester, bishop of Dunkeld (d.1214); John, dean of Fogo (fl.1194-c.1220); Laurence of Thornton, archdeacon of St Andrews (d.1238×40); Michael, master, clerk, chaplain (fl.1201-1220×25); Nigellus (Níall), abbot of Kilwinning (fl.1201-10); Peter Baillard, master, clerk; Peter Haig (early 13C); Richard Nanus (le Nain); Stephen of Lilliesleaf, master, clerk, persona; William de Vieuxpont, 'medio brother'; William, son of Roger (ROX) 4/20/8 A (Kel. Lib., no. 143)
21 May 1203 * Quitclaim of burial rights for father and other quarrels Party 1 4/20/8 A (Kel. Lib., no. 143)
21 May 1203 * Concession of money and mass for father Party 1 4/20/8 A (Kel. Lib., no. 143)
9/May/1204 Sentence of King William concerning dispute between Kelso and Melrose Abbeys Party 1 2/73/20 (Melr. Lib., no. 146)
Sunday 9 May 1204 Sentence of controversy between Kelso and Melrose Abbeys Party 1 1/6/407 (RRS, ii, no. 440)


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Date Short Summary Role Source
5 May 1180 X 1203 Serviens (servant/sergeant) of Osbert, abbot of Kelso (d.1203)(Employment relationship) object (relationship) 2/73/13 (Kel. Lib., no. 110)


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X 8 Mar. 1185 abbot of Kelso 4/20/3 (Melr. Lib., no. 40)
1180 X 25 Nov. 1185 abbot of Kelso 3/539/2 (Glas. Reg., no. 52)
1180 X 16 Jan. 1188 abbot of Kelso 1/6/225 (RRS, ii, no. 248)
1180 X 29 May 1192 abbot of Kelso 4/14/1 (Glas. Reg., no. 83)
1180 X 1193 abbot of Kelso 1/6/239 (RRS, ii, no. 265)
1180 X 1193 abbot of Kelso 1/6/238 (RRS, ii, no. 264)
1180 X 1203 abbot of Kelso 2/73/17 (Brink. Cart., no. 157)
5 May 1180 X 8 Mar. 1185 abbot of Kelso 3/60/2 A (Buccleuch, ii, no. 370)
5 May 1180 X 29 May 1192 abbot of Kelso 3/60/3 (Melr. Lib., no. 41)
5 May 1180 X 2 Feb. 1196 abbot of Kelso 4/20/4 (Kel. Lib., no. 155)
5 May 1180 X 1203 abbot of Kelso 2/73/13 (Kel. Lib., no. 110)
5 May 1180 X 1203 abbot of Kelso 2/73/14 (Kel. Lib., no. 112)
5 May 1180 X 1203 abbot of Kelso 3/349/1 (Kel. Lib., no. 158)
5 May 1180 X 1203 abbot of Kelso 2/73/12 (Kel. Lib., no. 104)
17 Mar. 1182 abbot of Kelso 2/132/8 (Kel. Lib., no. 466)
17 Mar. 1182 abbot of Kelso 2/132/6 (Haddan and Stubbs, Councils, ii, I, 258 )
25 Mar. 1182 abbot of Kelso 2/132/10 (Scotia Pontificia, no. 114)
1 Oct. 1182 X 2 Feb. 1196 abbot of Kelso 4/32/11 (SEA, i, no. 53)
1183 X 1 Aug. 1189 abbot of Kelso 1/6/257 (RRS, ii, no. 284)
15 Mar. 1187 X 23 Mar. 1189 abbot of Kelso 1/6/246 (RRS, ii, no. 272)
1189 X 1195 abbot of Kelso 1/6/279 (RRS, ii, no. 308)
23 Mar. 1189 X 2 Feb. 1196 abbot of Kelso 4/20/5 (Kel. Lib., no. 211)
13 Apr. 1189 X 15 Feb. 1198 abbot of Kelso 2/10/113 (SEA, i, no. 229 )
1191 X 15 Feb. 1198 abbot of Kelso 2/73/11 (Lind. Cart., App. I)
2 Feb. 1194 abbot of Kelso 4/33/6 (SEA, i, no. 232)
18 Oct. 1194 X 2 Feb. 1196 abbot of Kelso 2/7/24 (SEA, i, no. 94)
18 Oct. 1194 X 2 Feb. 1196 abbot of Kelso 2/7/25 (SEA, i, no. 95)
15 Mar. 1196 X 1203 abbot of Kelso 3/547/30 A (NRS, GD 212/1/16, 45-7)
1198 X 1199 abbot of Kelso 2/10/128 (SEA, i, no. 245)
15 Feb. 1198 X 17 Mar. 1199 abbot of Kelso 2/10/118 (SEA, i, no. 238)
24 Aug. 1198 X 17 Mar. 1199 abbot of Kelso 4/4/3 (SEA, i, no. 255)
17 Mar. 1199 X 17 Jun. 1200 abbot of Kelso 2/10/131 (SEA, i, no. 244)
17 Mar. 1199 X 17 Jun. 1200 abbot of Kelso 2/10/130 (SEA, i, no. 242)
6 Jun. 1199 abbot of Kelso 2/10/127 (SEA, i, no. 243)
15 Jun. 1200 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/52/3 (Dryb. Lib., no. 223)
15 Jun. 1200 abbot of Kelso 3/52/3 (Dryb. Lib., no. 223)
25 Dec. 1200 X 1203 abbot of Kelso 2/73/15 (ND, App., no. 644)
1 Mar., 1201 X 1202 abbot of Kelso 1/6/397 (RRS, ii, no. 430)
6 Dec. 1201 abbot of Kelso 4/30/1 (Kel. Lib., no. 427)
6 Dec. 1201 abbot of Kelso 2/201/1 (Kel. Lib., no. 428)
1202 X 1203 abbot of Kelso 3/6/28 (Stringer, Earl David Acta, no. 51)
25 Mar. 1202 X 7 Jul. 1202 abbot of Kelso 2/10/137 (SEA, i, no. 249)
17 Jul. 1202 X 1203 abbot of Kelso 2/73/16 (Laner. Cart., no. 299)
18 Sept. 1202 X 1203 abbot of Kelso 3/547/31 (Pais. Reg., 14)
21 May 1203 abbot of Kelso 4/20/8 A (Kel. Lib., no. 143)
Sunday 9 May 1204 abbot of Kelso 1/6/407 (RRS, ii, no. 440)
9 Dec. 1207 X 17 Jun. 1208 abbot of Kelso 2/73/20 (Melr. Lib., no. 146)
28 Jun. 1243 X 7 Dec. 1254 abbot of Kelso 2/143/185 (Kel. Lib., no. 462)


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X 8 March 1185 Agreement between Robert Avenel and Gervase Avenel and Melrose Abbey 4/20/3 (Melr. Lib., no. 40)
1180 X 25 November 1185 Confirmation of church of Carnwath with a half-ploughgate 3/539/2 (Glas. Reg., no. 52)
1180 X 29 May 1192 Agreement between Walter, persona of Sibbaldbie and Gilbert, clerk of Hutton 4/14/1 (Glas. Reg., no. 83)
1180 X 1193 Gift of toft and croft held by William son of Oein 1/6/239 (RRS, ii, no. 265)
1180 X 1193 Confirmation of land of Eskdale 1/6/238 (RRS, ii, no. 264)
5 May 1180 X 8 March 1185 Quitclaim of 4 marks for land of Eskdale (DMF) 3/60/2 A (Buccleuch, ii, no. 370)
5 May 1180 X 29 May 1192 Renewal of Tomleuchar and Watcarrick (DMF) 3/60/3 (Melr. Lib., no. 41)
1183 X 1 August 1189 Gift of church of 'Foethmuref' (Barry, ANG) 1/6/257 (RRS, ii, no. 284)
15/Mar/1187 × 23/Mar/1189 Succession of bishopric of Moray 1/6/246 (RRS, ii, no. 272)
1189 X 1195 Concession of fair at Glasgow 1/6/279 (RRS, ii, no. 308)
13 April 1189 X 15 February 1198 Renewal of possessions of St Andrews Priory 2/10/113 (SEA, i, no. 229 )
2 February 1194 Settlement of dispute between churches of St Andrews and Durham 4/33/6 (SEA, i, no. 232)
18 October 1194 X 2 February 1196 Gift of the church of Hassendean 2/7/24 (SEA, i, no. 94)
18 October 1194 X 2 February 1196 Gift of the church of Hassendean 2/7/25 (SEA, i, no. 95)
15 March 1196 X 1203 Gift of Newbigging by Edinburgh (MLO) 3/547/30 A (NRS, GD 212/1/16, 45-7)
1198 X 1199 Renewal of churches in diocese of St Andrews for own uses of Durham 2/10/128 (SEA, i, no. 245)
15 February 1198 X 17 March 1199 Renewal of churches belonging to Arbroath Abbey 2/10/118 (SEA, i, no. 238)
24 August 1198 X 17 March 1199 Agreement between Roger, bishop of St Andrews, and Abbot Henry of Arbroath 4/4/3 (SEA, i, no. 255)
17 March 1199 X 17 June 1200 Renewal of churches belonging to Durham Priory in diocese of St Andrews 2/10/131 (SEA, i, no. 244)
17 March 1199 X 17 June 1200 Confirmation of agreement made between Bishop Roger and Durham 2/10/130 (SEA, i, no. 242)
6 June 1199 Confirmation of churches within diocese of St Andrews, and grant to convert vacant churches 'in usus proprios' 2/10/127 (SEA, i, no. 243)
1 March, 1201 X 1202 Confirmation of quitclaim to Bishop William of Glasgow 1/6/397 (RRS, ii, no. 430)
1202 X 1203 Foundation of Lindores Abbey and confirmation of churches 3/6/28 (Stringer, Earl David Acta, no. 51)
25 March 1202 X 7 July 1202 Confirmation of church of Lindores 2/10/137 (SEA, i, no. 249)
18 September 1202 X 1203 Gift of 5 marks customarily rendered by the monks of Melrose at Mauchline in return for the quittance of cash teinds rendered to Paisley Priory 3/547/31 (Pais. Reg., 14)