David II, king of Scots, has given his beloved and faithful William Douglas, knight, lord of Liddesdale, the barony of Roberton (LAN), which Lady Mary Stirling resigned to the king at Soutra by staff and baton; holding in feu and heritage, as Mary Stirling held it, for service owed and wont.
October 1346 X 1349
after _Morton Reg._, ii, no. 67, where Mary Stirling gives the lands to William Douglas 'if he can obtain and recover them from the king of Scots', which was dated at Roxburgh on 16 Sept. 1346. October 1346 is suggested by Robert Stewart holding the position of lieutenant after the Battle of Neville's Cross (17 Oct.). Adam, bishop of Brechin, died in 1349.