People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Place: BWK (Berwickshire) >> Ayton

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Name Floruits Related place
Adam of Ayton (early 13C) × 1214 Ayton
Adam of Ayton (father of John) 1239 × 1239 Ayton
Adam, son of John of Ayton 1234 × 1250 Ayton
Adam, son of Walter of Ayton 1246 × 1263 Ayton
Alan Gilur, of Ayton 1270 × 1280 Ayton
Chapel of St Denis in Ayton 1229 × 1234 Ayton
Church of Ayton Ayton
Dolfin of Ayton 1166 × 1166 Ayton
Elias of Ayton (father of John) 1166 × 1229 Ayton
Elias of Ayton (late 13C) 1255 × 1255 Ayton
Elias of Upper Ayton 1203 × 1203 Ayton
Elias, clerk of Over Ayton 1189 × 1203 Ayton
Gilbert of Ayton Ayton
John Eyre of Ayton 1296 × 1296 Ayton
John Gray of Ayton, mayor of Berwick 1247 × 1270 Ayton
John of Ayton 1239 × 1300 Ayton
John Ridel of Ayton 1271 × 1278 Ayton
John, grieve of Ayton 1296 × 1296 Ayton
John, son of Adam of Ayton 1270 × 1296 Ayton
John, son of Elias of Ayton 1221 × 1239 Ayton
John, son of John, of Ayton 1250 × 1250 Ayton
Matthew of Ayton, esquire Ayton
Maurice of Ayton 1211 × 1211 Ayton
Reginald of Ayton Ayton
Roger Pauper of Ayton × 1249 Ayton
Roger, son of Elias of Ayton 1198 × 1198 Ayton
Stephen Eyre of Ayton 1296 × 1296 Ayton
Stephen of Ayton 1182 × 1218 Ayton
Stephen, son of Swain of Ayton Ayton
Sybil, daughter of Maurice of Ayton 1246 × 1247 Ayton
Thomas Francis of Ayton (the Frenchman) 1248 × 1281 Ayton
Thomas of Ayton, master 1285 × 1305 Ayton
Unknown, smith of Ayton Ayton
Walter of Ayton (father of Adam) Ayton
Walter, son of smith of Ayton 1247 × 1263 Ayton
Waltheof, son of William of Ayton 1175 × 1229 Ayton
William of Ayton 1275 × 1296 Ayton
William of Ayton (father of Waltheof) Ayton
William, son of Adam of Ayton 1245 × 1263 Ayton
William, son of Reginald of Ayton 1296 × 1296 Ayton


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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Gift of land in Ayton (BWK) no
unavailable Donation of King Edgar, son of Malcolm king of Scots no
undated Gift of a toft and croft in villa of Ayton, with pits, and 18 acres on the plain yes Alan, son of Cospatric of Swinton; Henry of Prenderguest (I); John of Lumsdaine; Patrick, son of Adam son of Aldan the steward; Robert, son of Gregory steward of Coldingham; William of Lumsdaine; William of Mordington
undated Gift of a toft and croft in villa of Ayton, with pits, and 18 acres on the plain yes Alan, son of Cospatric of Swinton; Henry of Prenderguest (I); John of Lumsdaine; Patrick, son of Adam son of Aldan the steward; Robert, son of Gregory steward of Coldingham; William of Lumsdaine; William of Mordington
undated Gift of a toft and croft in villa of Ayton, with pits, and 18 acres on the plain yes Alan, son of Cospatric of Swinton; Henry of Prenderguest (I); John of Lumsdaine; Patrick, son of Adam son of Aldan the steward; Robert, son of Gregory steward of Coldingham; William of Lumsdaine; William of Mordington
unavailable Sale of land with toft in Over Ayton (BWK) no
unavailable Acquisition of 13 acres in upper Ayton no
unavailable Acquisition of 6 acres in upper Ayton no
undated Gift of two oxgangs of land in upper Ayton yes John Ridel of Ayton; Peter of Mordington, knight
undated Gift of two oxgangs of land in upper Ayton yes Adam of Lumsdaine; Adam, son of Walter of Ayton ; Elias, son of Roger of Reston ; Gilbert of Lumsdaine; Henry of Prenderguest (II) knight; John Ridel of Ayton; John, son of Bertram, Lord of Little Reston ; Peter of Mordington, knight; Robert Lavird of Auchencrow; Thomas Francis of Ayton (the Frenchman); Thomas, son of Robert of Coldingham ; William of Ayton
undated Gift of seven acres in Ayton yes Bertram, son of Robert Cook of Coldingham ; Edward, son of Robert of Lumsdaine ; Gilbert of Lumsdaine; Gregory de Bethigg; John Laing, of Coldingham ; Nicholas, clerk (Coldingham); Robert Buring ; Robert, hopper of Coldingham; Robert, son of Gregory steward of Coldingham; Simon of Swinwood; William Burrell
unavailable Gift of 8 acres of land on 'Holburneflat' no
X 1249 Gift of two oxgangs of land in villa of Ayton, with toft and croft yes Adam of Haddington; Adam of Prenderguest ; Andrew of Paxton; Bertram of Benistun; John of Lumsdaine; Robert, son of Gregory steward of Coldingham; Simon, brother of the prior of Coldingham; Thomas of Nisbet; William of Lumsdaine; William of Montrose ; William of Mordington
X 1249 Resignation of land in Over Ayton yes Adam of Prenderguest ; Adam, son of John of Ayton; Bertram of Little Reston (son of Adam of Little Reston); David of Haddington, son of Hugh White; Gilbert of Lumsdaine; Gregory de Bethigg; John, son of Ingram ; Patrick Scott (brother of John Scott of Reston); Ralph Noble, father; Thomas of Nisbet; William of Mordington; William of Scremerston, knight
X 1249 Gift of two oxgangs of land in villa of Ayton, with toft and croft yes Adam of Haddington; Adam of Prenderguest ; Andrew of Paxton; Bertram of Benistun; John of Lumsdaine; Robert, son of Gregory steward of Coldingham; Simon, brother of the prior of Coldingham; Thomas of Nisbet; William of Lumsdaine; William of Montrose ; William of Mordington
X 1249 Gift of 8 acres of land on 'Holburneflat' in the territory of lower Ayton yes Adam of Prenderguest ; Alan, son of Cospatric of Swinton; Bertram of Little Reston (son of Adam of Little Reston); David of Lumsdaine; Elias Chaunum of Ayton; John, son of Elias of Ayton; Robert, son of Maurice of upper Ayton ; Thomas of Nisbet; William Lindsay (IV), son of Walter (III) (d.c.1247); William of Mordington
1095 X 8 Jan. 1107 Gift of mansio of Coldingham with further mansiones in Berwickshire yes
29 Aug. 1095 Gift of several mansiones in Berwickshire yes Aelfwald, son of Makod; Aiulf, brother of Aelfwald son of Makod; Ansketill, reeve of Norham; Geoffrey de Aldrie; Gilbert (late 11C); Ilger de Cornforth; John de Amundeville; Lorrainer the Racho; Turgot, bishop of St Andrews (d.1115); Walter de Valognes (11C); Wilfrid (late 11C); William, bishop of Durham (d.1096); William, son of Aelfwald
23 Apr. 1126 X 24 Mar. 1127 Gift of lands in Lothian yes Ascelin, archdeacon of Glasgow (fl.1126×7-1153×9); Berengar Engaine; Cospatric, sheriff of Roxburgh; Herbert, chancellor (d.c.1135); Hugh Brett (12C); John, bishop of Glasgow (d.1147); Pain de Braose; Robert Bruce I (d.1142)
10 Aug. 1175 X 1189 Quitclaim of land which Uhtred son of Gilla Micheil had in Upper Ayton, for 10 marks yes Adam of Prenderguest ; Adam Ruffus ; Aelstan Broun; Aldan of Bilint'; Aldan of Little Reston ; Aldan, son of Duna; Aldan, son of Meld of Reington; Angier, master (fl.1180-1203×09); Bertram, prior of Durham (d.1212/13); Colmán, grieve; Constantine (at Ayton); Cospatric Crumb; Ealhweald Stirch; Edward de Canhus; Elias of Ayton (father of John); Elias of Prenderguest; Joel, monk (of Coldingham); John, son of the bishop; Patrick of Prenderguest; Peter of Eyemouth; Philip of Pitcox, steward of Earl Patrick (II); Philip of the Cellar; Ralph, steward (BWK); Reginald of Little Reston (brother of Aldan); Richard, forester (BWK); Robert, son of Adam; Roger Burd; Roger of Haddington; Romfari, priest; Stephen, son of Edward de Canhus; Thomas, son of Osbert; Uhtred, son of Colman; Uhtred, son of Ealhweald ; Waltheof, son of Uhtred of Reston; Waltheof, son of William of Ayton; William de Canhus; William of Blackadder; William, forester (ROX); William, grieve (father of Thomas)
31 Jul. 1189 X 1203 * Gift (agreement) of toft and croft in south of Ayton in exchange for three tofts in north of Ayton, with three perches of land next to Stanbrigge yes
31 Jul. 1189 X 1203 * Gift (agreement) of toft and croft in south of Ayton in exchange for three tofts in north of Ayton, with three perches of land next to Stanbrigge yes
31 Jul. 1189 X 1203 * Gift (agreement) of toft and croft in south of Ayton in exchange for three tofts in north of Ayton, with three perches of land next to Stanbrigge yes
31 Jul. 1189 X 1203 * Gift (agreement) of toft and croft in south of Ayton in exchange for three tofts in north of Ayton, with three perches of land next to Stanbrigge yes
31 Jul. 1189 X 1203 * Gift (agreement) of toft and croft in south of Ayton in exchange for three tofts in north of Ayton, with three perches of land next to Stanbrigge yes
2 Feb. 1204 Confirmation of possessions of Durham Cathedral Priory yes Geoffrey fitz Peter, earl of Essex (d.1213); Henry de Neville; Hugh de Neville; Peter de St[...]; Ralph de Mulleton; Robert de Vieuxpont, son of William (d.1228); Robert of Braybrook; William (de Neville?); William Drywer (?)
2 Feb. 1204 Confirmation of possessions of Durham Cathedral Priory yes Geoffrey fitz Peter, earl of Essex (d.1213); Henry de Neville; Hugh de Neville; Peter de St[...]; Ralph de Mulleton; Robert de Vieuxpont, son of William (d.1228); Robert of Braybrook; William (de Neville?); William Drywer (?)
14 May 1218 X 4 Mar. 1234 Gift of toft in Ayton, and two other crofts, and 20 acres of land in the plain of Ayton yes Adam, son of Elias of Prenderguest; David of Oldcambus; David of Paxton; Elias of Prenderguest; Gervase Ridel, later canon of Jedburgh; Gregory of Coldingham, steward; Henry of Prenderguest (I); Maurice, son of Master Merlin; Patrick, son of Adam son of Aldan the steward; Ralph, son of Godwin; Ranulf de Wat, archdeacon of St Andrews (d.1209); Richard of Lumsdaine; Robert Bell; Robert of Upsettlington, sheriff of Berwick; Robert, grieve; Stephen of Ayton; Thomas of Nisbet; Thomas, son of William, knight (13C); Walter Lindsay (III), son of William (II) (d.c.1222); William, son of Edward of Oldcambus
14 May 1218 X 4 Mar. 1234 Gift of toft in Ayton, and two other crofts, and 20 acres of land in the plain of Ayton yes Adam, son of Elias of Prenderguest; David of Oldcambus; David of Paxton; Elias of Prenderguest; Gervase Ridel, later canon of Jedburgh; Gregory of Coldingham, steward; Henry of Prenderguest (I); Maurice, son of Master Merlin; Patrick, son of Adam son of Aldan the steward; Ralph, son of Godwin; Ranulf de Wat, archdeacon of St Andrews (d.1209); Richard of Lumsdaine; Robert Bell; Robert of Upsettlington, sheriff of Berwick; Robert, grieve; Stephen of Ayton; Thomas of Nisbet; Thomas, son of William, knight (13C); Walter Lindsay (III), son of William (II) (d.c.1222); William, son of Edward of Oldcambus
14 May 1218 X 4 Mar. 1234 Gift of toft in Ayton, and two other crofts, and 20 acres of land in the plain of Ayton yes Adam, son of Elias of Prenderguest; David of Oldcambus; David of Paxton; Elias of Prenderguest; Gervase Ridel, later canon of Jedburgh; Gregory of Coldingham, steward; Henry of Prenderguest (I); Maurice, son of Master Merlin; Patrick, son of Adam son of Aldan the steward; Ralph, son of Godwin; Ranulf de Wat, archdeacon of St Andrews (d.1209); Richard of Lumsdaine; Robert Bell; Robert of Upsettlington, sheriff of Berwick; Robert, grieve; Stephen of Ayton; Thomas of Nisbet; Thomas, son of William, knight (13C); Walter Lindsay (III), son of William (II) (d.c.1222); William, son of Edward of Oldcambus
1229 X 1234 Resignation of land of Ayton yes Adam Francis (the Frenchman); Adam of Little Reston; Adam of Prenderguest, clerk of Bishop Richard of Dunkeld; Adam, son of Henry of Prenderguest (I); Geoffrey Ridel (BWK); John, son of Elias of Ayton; John, son of Ingram ; Maurice, son of Master Merlin; Thomas of Melsonby, prior of Durham (fl.1229-44); William of Lumsdaine
1229 X 1234 Gift of an acre in the territory of Ayton yes Adam, son of Dolfin ; Elias of Ayton (father of John); Henry of Prenderguest (I); Ingram (of Ayton); John, son of Elias of Ayton; Maurice, son of Master Merlin; Peter, chaplain of Coldingham; Robert, son of Osbert ; T., chaplain of Ayton ; Thomas of Melsonby, prior of Durham (fl.1229-44); William of Whitslade
1246 X 1247 Resignation of a third part of Maurice of Ayton's land in upper Ayton yes Adam of Prenderguest ; Adam, son of John of Ayton; Adam, son of Walter of Ayton ; Bertram of Little Reston (son of Adam of Little Reston); Gilbert of Lumsdaine; John, son of Ingram ; Patrick Scott (brother of John Scott of Reston); Robert, son of Gregory steward of Coldingham; William of Mordington; William of Scremerston, knight; William, son of Waltheof of Reston
unavailable Resignation of land in upper Ayton no
16 Feb. 1246 X Judgment that the land of Sybil, daughter of Maurice, in upper Ayton, should revert to the prior and monks of Coldingham no
31 Aug. 1247 X Apr. 1260 Quitclaim of 2 oxgangs in territory of Ayton le Bas (BWK) yes Adam, son of Henry of Prenderguest (I); Adam, son of John of Ayton; Adam, son of Walter of Ayton ; David Graham (III), sheriff of Berwick (d.c.1272); David of Lumsdaine; Elias Chaunum of Ayton; Gilbert of Lumsdaine; Henry de Sylton, prior of Coldingham (fl.1248-60); Henry of Prenderguest (II) knight; Henry Swain; John Gray of Ayton, mayor of Berwick; John Scott of Reston; John, son of Ingram ; Matthew Ridel; Patrick Scott of Reston (father of John Scott); Ralph Noble, father; Richard Heir; Robert Newman; Robert of Coupland, steward of Coldingham; Roger, son of Adam of Reston; Walter, goldsmith of Roxburgh, burgess and alderman of Roxburgh; Walter, son of smith of Ayton; William of Scremerston, knight
5 Sept. 1254 Gift (?) of a toft in villa of upper Ayton yes Adam of Prenderguest ; Alan, son of Alan son of Cospatric of Swinton ; David Graham (III), sheriff of Berwick (d.c.1272); David of Lumsdaine; Gilbert of Lumsdaine; Henry, constable of Berwick ; John Gray of Ayton, mayor of Berwick; Robert of Prenderguest; Thomas of Nisbet; William of Scremerston, knight
5 Sept. 1254 Gift (?) of a toft in villa of upper Ayton yes Adam of Prenderguest ; Alan, son of Alan son of Cospatric of Swinton ; David Graham (III), sheriff of Berwick (d.c.1272); David of Lumsdaine; Gilbert of Lumsdaine; Henry, constable of Berwick ; John Gray of Ayton, mayor of Berwick; Robert of Prenderguest; Thomas of Nisbet; William of Scremerston, knight
28 Dec. 1258 Resignation, for default of service, of all right in a half-ploughgate of land in the villa of upper Ayton yes Adam, son of Adam of Edington, knight; Adam, son of Walter of Ayton ; Alan of Harcarse, knight; David Graham (III), sheriff of Berwick (d.c.1272); David of Lumsdaine; Gilbert of Lumsdaine; Henry of Prenderguest (II) knight; Hugh Barclay, justiciar of Lothian (13C); Walter of Burradon; Walter, son of smith of Ayton; William of Badby, constable of Berwick
Friday 28 Mar. 1259 Gift of one oxgang of land in the plain of Ayton yes Adam, son of Walter of Ayton ; Alan of Harcarse, knight; Court of the prior of Coldingham; David of Lumsdaine; Elias, clerk (Coldingham); Gilbert of Lumsdaine; Henry of Prenderguest (II) knight; Robert of Walhope; Simon of Swinwood; Walter, son of smith of Ayton; William of Cakefurlong
circa 1270 X circa 1289 Gift of a messuage with tofts and crofts in upper Ayton in return for grantor's maintenance in Coldingham Priory yes Henry of Prenderguest (II) knight; John Gray of Ayton, mayor of Berwick; John, son of Adam of Ayton; Peter of Prenderguest, knight; William of Roxburgh, steward of Coldingham
1276 Gift of land in upper Ayton yes Adam of Coldingham; Adam, son of Henry of Prenderguest (II); Gilbert of Lumsdaine; Henry of Prenderguest (II) knight; John Ridel of Ayton; John, son of Adam of Ayton; John, son of Bertram, Lord of Little Reston ; Patrick, son of Patrick Long, sergeant of West Reston; Peter of Mordington, knight; Ralph of Swinwood; Richard Francis of Ayton (the Frenchman); Robert Cogan of Coldingham; Robert, clerk (Reston, late 13C); Simon of Badby; Thomas Francis of Ayton (the Frenchman); William of Ayton; William of Badby, constable of Berwick
26 Mar. 1276 Gift of land in upper Ayton as a dowry yes Adam, son of Henry of Prenderguest (II); Henry of Prenderguest (II) knight; John of Badby, son of William; John Ridel of Ayton; Peter of Mordington, knight; Richard Francis of Ayton (the Frenchman); William of Ayton; William of Badby, constable of Berwick
12 Mar. 1280 Quitclaim of land with toft in Over Ayton (BWK) yes Adam of Lumsdaine; Court of the prior of Coldingham; Elias, son of Roger of Reston ; Gilbert of Lumsdaine; Henry of Prenderguest (II) knight; John of Allerton, clerk of Coldingham; John of Badby, son of William; John, son of Bertram, Lord of Little Reston ; Ralph of Swinwood; Richard Francis of Ayton (the Frenchman); William of Ayton; William of Badby, constable of Berwick
1283 Quitclaim of land in upper Ayton yes
14 Nov. 1326 Renewal of lands and rights of Durham Cathedral Priory yes
14 Nov. 1326 Renewal of lands and rights of Durham Cathedral Priory yes
unavailable Gift of 40 marks annually from mills of Ayton and 'Fordholm' no
16 Jul. 1328 Confirmation of 40 marks annually from mills of Ayton and 'Fordholm' (BWK) yes David Barclay, knight; David Lindsay (IV) of Crawford, knight (d. x1357); Donald, earl of Mar (d.1332); Gilbert Hay (II), lord of Errol, constable (d.1333); James Douglas, lord of Douglas (d.1330); John Lindsay, bishop of Glasgow (d. 1334x36); Robert Keith, marischal (d.1343); Robert of Lauder, justiciar of Lothian; Thomas Randolph, earl of Moray (d. 1332); Walter of Twynham, chancellor; William Sinclair, bishop of Dunkeld (d.1337)