People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

William of Greenlaw, master (d.1247)

Biography
Watt, Graduates, 242-3: Was the son of Ronald, son of William. He was associated with lands of Greenlaw in Berwickshire. He was Master by 1212-13, and appears as a clerk in 1214 and again in 1225/6. He held the church of Rossie (Perthshire) by October 1214. He resigned this church in favour of William de St German. He held the church of Kirkcaldy (Fife) in 1220×25. He was given a prebend of Auckland (Durham) by the archbishop of York in October 1227. By 1237/8 he was mentioned as a canon of Glasgow. Around 1225/6 he appears to have moved to England, perhaps in the service of Bishop Richard de Marisco of Durham for a while. After the bishop's death in May 1226, Greenlaw was employed in the English royal service as 'familiar clerk'. He was sent to York in October 1226, and to the papal curia in November 1227. He returned to Scotland by January 1228/9. He died in 1247 and was buried in the chapter-house at Melrose Abbey.
Floruits
1212 × 1245
Related Place
Greenlaw
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Total number of associated factoids: 108

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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Gift of land of Pittlesheugh (BWK) Grantor 3/15/111 (Melr. Lib., no. 365)
unavailable Gift of land in Hassington (BWK) Beneficiary 3/429/1 (Melr. Lib., no. 232)
unavailable Gift of land in feu of Hassington (BWK) Grantor 3/15/70 (Melr. Lib., no. 236)
unavailable Agreement over the church of Rossie (PER) Party 2 2/139/106 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 106)
unavailable Gift of land in feu of Hassington (BWK) Beneficiary 3/15/70 (Melr. Lib., no. 236)
unavailable Gift of land in Hassington in exchange for one ploughgate in Hassington (BWK) Beneficiary 3/429/2 (Melr. Lib., no. 233)
unavailable Donation of land in Hassington Grantor 3/15/71 (Melr. Lib., no. 235)
unavailable Gift of land in Hassington (BWK) Beneficiary 3/15/71 (Melr. Lib., no. 235)
unavailable Gift of teinds of Pittlesheugh (BWK) Grantor 4/8/29 (Melr. Lib., no. 332)
unavailable Gift of fishing of ‘Pole’ Beneficiary 4/25/2 (ND, App., no. 748)
1212 X 1247 Gift of 3 ploughgates in Hassington (BWK) Grantor Alan of Harcarse, knight; David of Burradon, knight; John of Lambden (II); John of Letham, knight; John Papedy ; John, son of Simon, knight; Ranulf/Ralph of Bunkle; Robert of Lambden, notary; Roland, son of John 2/59/4 (Melr. Lib., no. 234)
28 Oct. 1214 Appointment of papal judges-delegate named person (transaction) 2/137/75 (Med. Papal Reps., App. IV, no. 3)
7 Feb. 1220 X 1225 Settlement of dispute between Simon de Noisy, persona of Dysart, and Dunfermline Abbey over the chapel of Kirkcaldy Previous landholder Hugh of Nydie (II), puer of Bishop Malveisin; Michael, master, clerk, chaplain (fl.1201-1220×25); Patrick of St Andrews, master; Peter, chaplain and clerk of Bishop Malveisin; Richard de Camera; Richard of Dover (Tyninghame), master, clerk; Richard of Liddell; Thomas of Tynemouth, master; William de Montfort; William of Gullane, rector of Gullane; William of Nydie, clerk 4/32/41 (Dunf. Reg., nos 225, 111)
25 Mar. 1224 X 24 Mar. 1225 * Concession (agreement) of rights in fishing of ‘Pole’ Party 2 4/25/2 (ND, App., no. 748)
25 Mar. 1224 X 24 Mar. 1225 Agreement between Henry of Ord and Master William of Greenlaw Party 2 Baldred, knight; Henry of Stawell; John de Peaton; John of Dalham (mid13C); Peter de Alinton, archdeacon of Teviotdale (d.1242); W. de Lanum, master, archdeacon of Durham; Walter Cripsin, master; William de Berners; William of Lincoln, master 4/25/2 (ND, App., no. 748)
14 Jun. 1224 Gift of fishery of 'Pole' [in the River Tweed] Beneficiary Alan Malekak; Alexander Housecarl; Alexander of Stainsby, bishop of Coventry (d.1238); Henry Malveisin; Henry of Farlington; John de Peaton; Philip of Soham, master; Ralph, serviens of Northallerton; Robert Marsh; Robert Neville, master; Robert of Cockfield; Robert, persona of Northallerton; Thomas de Otrington; Thomas Maunsel; William de Berners; William Housecarl; William of Stainsby, master; William of Wisbech, master 2/19/1 (EEA 25, no. 268)
29 Jan. 1226 Command to resign church of Rossie (PER) Addressee 2/139/107 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 106)
29 Jan. 1226 Appointment of judges-delegate named person (transaction) 2/139/106 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 106)
10 Mar. 1230 Command to hear case between William of Greenlaw and Henry of Orde Party 1 2/140/25 (ND, App., no. 755)
31 Dec. 1232 X 1247 Gift of land and houses in Hassington (BWK) Beneficiary Alan of Harcarse, knight; David Graham (II), son of David Graham (TRW); John of Blackton; John of Lambden (II); Patrick (I), earl of Dunbar (d.1232); Ralph de Molineux ; Robert of Ulchester, knight; Robert, son of Earl Patrick (I); Roger of Hume; William de Muschamp; William of Alington; William of Halliburton; William, son of Patrick, son of Cospatric 3/429/1 (Melr. Lib., no. 232)
31 Dec. 1232 X 1247 Gift of two ploughgates along with land previously given in Hassington (BWK) Beneficiary Adam de Neurs; Alan of Harcarse, knight; Henry of Berrington; James of Howburn; John, baker of Chillingham; Odinel of Ford; Ralph du Plessis; Robert, clerk of Master William of Greenlaw; Roger of Togston; W. of Trent; W. Pessun, persona of Duns; Walter of Wootton; William de Muschamp; William of Alington 3/429/2 (Melr. Lib., no. 233)
Saturday 5 Aug. 1245 Agreement between (i) Prior J[ohn] and the convent of St Andrews and (ii) the master and nuns of Haddington, over teinds named person (transaction) Chapter of Lothian 4/8/25 (St A. Lib., 329-31)
14 Apr. 1248 Obligation to acquit land in feu of Hassington (BWK) Previous landholder Bernard of Ripley; David Graham (III), lord of Lovat (d.c.1272); Gamelin, bishop of St Andrews (d.1271); Henry Graham (son of Henry son of Peter); John Comyn, lord of Badenoch (d.1277); Nicholas Corbet, lord of Fogo (d.1280); Robert Menzies, chamberlain (d.1267); Robert of Roos (III) of Wark (d.c.1270); Robert, son of Earl Patrick (I); Thomas de Normanville, knight; Thomas del Bois; Walter Stewart, earl of Menteith (d.c.1293); William, son of Earl Patrick (I) (d.1253) 3/15/70 (Melr. Lib., no. 236)
18 Apr. 1248 Confirmation of land in territory of Hassington (BWK) named person (transaction) Bernard of Ripley; David Graham (III), lord of Lovat (d.c.1272); Henry Graham (son of Henry son of Peter); Nicholas Corbet, lord of Fogo (d.1280); Robert Menzies, chamberlain (d.1267); Robert of Roos (III) of Wark (d.c.1270); Robert, son of Earl Patrick (I); Thomas de Normanville, knight; Thomas del Bois; Walter Stewart, earl of Menteith (d.c.1293); William, son of Earl Patrick (I) (d.1253) 3/15/71 (Melr. Lib., no. 235)
20 Apr. 1248 Inspection of agreement made in king's presence at Berwick named person (transaction) Alexander Stewart of Dundonald (d.1282); Alexander, clerk of king's chapel; Nicholas Soulis, lord of Liddesdale (d.1265); Robert of Roos (III) of Wark (d.c.1270); Thomas, clerk of the livery; William Lindsay (IV), son of Walter (III) (d.c.1247); William Oliphant (d.c.1247); William, earl of Mar (d.a.1281); William, king's chaplain (TRA2) 1/7/332 (RRS, iii, no. 324)


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1182 X 31 Dec. 1232 Master 3/15/43 (ND, App., no. 118)
2 Nov. 1208 X 5 Oct. 1218 Master 2/7/46 (Holy. Lib., no. 67)
2 Nov. 1208 X 5 Oct. 1218 clerk (bishop's) 2/7/46 (Holy. Lib., no. 67)
2 Nov. 1208 X Aug. 1218 Master 2/7/45 (Melr. Lib., no. 45)
2 Nov. 1208 X Aug. 1218 clerk (bishop's) 2/7/45 (Melr. Lib., no. 45)
1209 X 1212 Master 2/10/150 (St A. Lib., 107)
1209 X 1219 Master 3/268/2 (Kel. Lib., no. 251)
19 May 1210 X 7 Oct. 1214 Master 4/32/22 (Pais. Reg., 229-30)
8 Dec. 1211 X 1225 Master 2/10/158 (Dunf. Reg., no. 102)
1212 X 1247 Master 2/59/4 (Melr. Lib., no. 234)
1213 Master 4/9/2 (St A. Lib., 315-16)
28 Oct. 1214 clerk 2/137/75 (Med. Papal Reps., App. IV, no. 3)
circa 1220 X 1247 Master 3/419/4 (RMS, ii, no. 118)
7 Feb. 1220 X 1225 Master 4/32/41 (Dunf. Reg., nos 225, 111)
28 Dec. 1221 Master 4/4/10 (Glas. Reg., no. 116)
1222 X 30 Nov. 1222 Master 3/15/58 (ND, App., no. 125)
25 Mar. 1224 X 24 Mar. 1225 Master 4/25/2 (ND, App., no. 748)
14 Jun. 1224 clerk 2/19/1 (EEA 25, no. 268)
14 Jun. 1224 Master 2/19/1 (EEA 25, no. 268)
29 Jan. 1226 Master 2/139/107 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 106)
29 Jan. 1226 clerk 2/139/107 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 106)
29 Jan. 1226 Master 2/139/106 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 106)
16 May 1227 X 24 Mar. 1238 Master 3/224/1 (Midl. Chrs., no. 25)
15 Jan. 1229 Master 4/32/63 (Glas. Reg., no. 147)
10 Mar. 1230 Master 2/140/25 (ND, App., no. 755)
10 Mar. 1230 clerk 2/140/25 (ND, App., no. 755)
25 Mar. 1230 X 24 Mar. 1231 Master 4/8/16 (SHS Misc. viii, no. 1)
3 Jan. 1231 Master 2/7/52 (Glas. Reg., no. 155)
circa Mar. 1231 Master 3/15/105 (ND, App., no. 134)
circa Mar. 1231 Master 3/15/104 (ND, App., no. 133)
1232 X 1238 Master 2/41/11 (Melr. Lib., no. 143)
31 Dec. 1232 X 1247 Master 3/429/1 (Melr. Lib., no. 232)
31 Dec. 1232 X 1247 Master 3/429/2 (Melr. Lib., no. 233)
25 Mar. 1236 X 24 Mar. 1237 Master 2/7/63 (Melr. Lib., no. 298)
25 Mar. 1237 X 24 Mar. 1238 Master 4/8/22 (Melr. Lib., no. 274)
25 Mar. 1237 X 24 Mar. 1238 Master 2/73/28 (Melr. Lib., no. 297)
1238 X 1240 Master 3/72/8 (Glas. Reg., no. 170)
1238 X 20 Jan. 1240 Master 3/24/2 (Glas. Reg., no. 171)
22 Jan. 1240 X Nov. 1248 Master 3/15/52 (Yester Writs, no. 14)
1243 X 1247 Master 3/171/2 (Mort. Reg., ii, no. 9)
26 Apr. 1245 X 1247 Master 3/355/3 (Kel. Lib., no. 333)
Saturday 5 Aug. 1245 Master 4/8/25 (St A. Lib., 329-31)
14 Apr. 1248 Master 3/15/70 (Melr. Lib., no. 236)
18 Apr. 1248 Master 3/15/71 (Melr. Lib., no. 235)
20 Apr. 1248 Master 1/7/332 (RRS, iii, no. 324)
26 Apr. 1263 Master 4/8/29 (Melr. Lib., no. 332)
1290 X 1368 Master 3/15/111 (Melr. Lib., no. 365)


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1212 X 1247 Three ploughgates in Hassington (BWK) Holder (possession) 2/59/4 (Melr. Lib., no. 234)
7 Feb. 1220 X 1225 church of Kirkcaldy Holder (possession) 4/32/41 (Dunf. Reg., nos 225, 111)
14 Apr. 1248 land in feu of Hassington (BWK) Holder (possession) 3/15/70 (Melr. Lib., no. 236)
18 Apr. 1248 land in Hassington (BWK) Holder (possession) 3/15/71 (Melr. Lib., no. 235)


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1182 X 31 December 1232 Confirmation of villa of Swinwood (BWK) 3/15/43 (ND, App., no. 118)
2 November 1208 X August 1218 Renewal of gift of toft in burgh of Glasgow built by Ranulf of Haddington 2/7/45 (Melr. Lib., no. 45)
2 November 1208 X 5 October 1218 Renewal of churches of Crawford (LAN), Kirkbride (DMF), Urr (KCB) 2/7/46 (Holy. Lib., no. 67)
1209 X 1212 Institution into church of Forgan in Fife 2/10/150 (St A. Lib., 107)
1209 X 1219 Renewal of two parts (i.e. two-thirds) of Innerwick at feuferme (ELO) 3/268/2 (Kel. Lib., no. 251)
19 May 1210 X 7 October 1214 Settlement of dispute between William, clerk, and Paisley Abbey 4/32/22 (Pais. Reg., 229-30)
8 December 1211 X 1225 Confirmation of garbal teinds of church of Inverkeithing (FIF) 2/10/158 (Dunf. Reg., no. 102)
1213 Agreement between (i) Prior Simon and the convent of St Andrews, and (ii) Master Laurence, archdeacon of St Andrews, over lands held by the archdeacon outside the burgh of St Andrews 4/9/2 (St A. Lib., 315-16)
circa 1220 X 1247 Gift of Echline, two oxgangs in Dalmeny with tofts and crofts, plus 4 acres of land 3/419/4 (RMS, ii, no. 118)
28 December 1221 Agreement between (i) Walter, bishop of Glasgow, and (ii) the abbot and convent of Kelso, over the church of Campsie 4/4/10 (Glas. Reg., no. 116)
1222 X 30 November 1222 Quitclaim of villa of Swinwood (BWK) 3/15/58 (ND, App., no. 125)
16 May 1227 X 24 March 1238 Gift of church of Lempitlaw (ROX) 3/224/1 (Midl. Chrs., no. 25)
15 January 1229 Settlement of case between Hugh of Potton, archdeacon of Glasgow, and Walter, bishop of Glasgow 4/32/63 (Glas. Reg., no. 147)
25 March 1230 X 24 March 1231 Agreement between Arbroath Abbey and Balmerino Abbey 4/8/16 (SHS Misc. viii, no. 1)
3 January 1231 Grant of £10 annually until a revenue of 30 marks can be assigned 2/7/52 (Glas. Reg., no. 155)
circa March 1231 Confirmation of resignation of villa of Swinwood (BWK) 3/15/104 (ND, App., no. 133)
circa March 1231 Renewal of villa of Swinwood (BWK) 3/15/105 (ND, App., no. 134)
1232 X 1238 Announcement of quitclaim of rights in Mow 2/41/11 (Melr. Lib., no. 143)
25 March 1236 X 24 March 1237 Gift of certain part of moor of Innerwick 2/7/63 (Melr. Lib., no. 298)
25 March 1237 X 24 March 1238 Agreement between Melrose Abbey and Jedburgh Abbey 4/8/22 (Melr. Lib., no. 274)
25 March 1237 X 24 March 1238 Quitclaim of land and pasture in Mow with common pasture 2/73/28 (Melr. Lib., no. 297)
1238 X 1240 Quitclaim of land of Eddleston (PEB) 3/72/8 (Glas. Reg., no. 170)
1238 X 20 January 1240 Quitclaim of Eddleston (PEB) 3/24/2 (Glas. Reg., no. 171)
22 January 1240 X November 1248 Gift of house for Dunbar Trinitarian Friary 3/15/52 (Yester Writs, no. 14)
1243 X 1247 Gift of land of Rigg (DMF) 3/171/2 (Mort. Reg., ii, no. 9)
26 April 1245 X 1247 Gift of church of Symington (LAN) 3/355/3 (Kel. Lib., no. 333)