People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 1/53/330 (RRS, v, no. 288)

Robert, king of Scots, has given Melrose abbey in pereptuity 100 pounds sterling rendered annually from his burgh fermes of Berwick on Tweed on Pentecost and Martinmas by equal measure, or from the new custom of that burgh if the previous is insufficient, or of the new custom of his burghs of Edinburgh and Haddington, to provide a daily dish of rice in almond- or pea-water (to be called the king's dish) for each monk; if any monk refuses the dish it is to be given to the poor; usual meals are not to be diminished because of the dish; a monk is to be appointed to administer the grant and render account to the abbot and more important monks; each Martinmas the monks are to clothe and feed fifteen poor people and to give four ells of broad cloth or six of narrow cloth and a pair of sandals; if the monks fail to perform any of these things, they must do so twice over before the following Christmas at the view of the forester of Selkirk.
Firm date
10 January 1326
Dating Notes
10 January, regnal year 20
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Source for Data Entry
RRS, v, no. 288
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RRS, v, no. 288
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Original (contemporary)
NRS, GD 55/362; Melrose Liber, no. 362

Total number of associated factoids: 21