People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 1/53/384 (RRS, v, no. 336)

Robert, king of Scots, has granted his burgesses of the burgh of Dundee (ANG) all the liberties and rights which they had and possessed in the time of Lord William, king of Scots, before he conferred the burgh on his brother David. He also grants all liberties and customs with free port, market, and fair, which they had in the time of Lord Alexander [III], king of Scots, his predecessor, as the recognition was made at Dundee in front of his chancellor and chamberlain by worthy and faithful men of the country and the burghs around about. He also gives and grants in perpetuity that his burgesses are to have the same liberties as his burgesses of Berwick, saving the liberties of other burghs, and that they may be free and quit through his whole kingdom of tolls, bridge tolls, ferry tolls, murages, pavages, carriages, lastages, mooring-fees, and pickages, and of all dues on sale and resale and all customs on their own goods, excepting his new custom which is called maletort. He also wills and grants that inhabitants of the burgh who deal with the burgesses in the market are liable to aids and other burdens. He also grants that they may have their merchant guild, as the burgesses of Berwick have theirs; and that all those coming to the market and the fair shall have his firm peace and protection. And he firmly prohibits anyone from injuring them on penalty of his full forfeiture. He furthermore prohibits anyone in the sheriffdom of Forfar buying wools or hides except his burgesses of Dundee, and that no foreign merchant in the same sheriffdom or in the burgh of Dundee may buy them unless from the said burgesses on penalty of his full forfeiture, saving the liberties of other burghs of the said sheriffdom. If any such merchant is found buying wool or hides, he may be seized and detained at the king's will and his goods escheated to the burgesses. He also forbids any foreign merchant from anticipating the exposure of goods for sale by a merchant in the burgh. No weighing of goods at sale may be done except on the burgh tron. A foreign merchant may sell goods only in bulk and at the customary time. No one may poind a burgess unless he is the principal debtor or pledge.
Firm date
4 March 1328
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4 March, regnal year 22
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RRS, v, no. 336
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RRS, v, no. 336
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Dundee Archives

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