People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 1/54/150 (RRS, vi, no. 136)

David, king of Scots, to his chamberlain of Scotland and his officers, deputes, and customars of the burgh of Cupar in Fife: in the grant that he made to Duncan (IV), earl of Fife, his relative, of the great custom of his burgh of Cupar in Fife, he did not intend for the rights of the bishop of St Andrews and his burgesses of that city to be restricted. He wills and concedes to the reverend father in Christ Lord Bishop of St Andrews and his burgesses may freely and peaceably buy wool, skins, and hides and other merchandise within the sheriffdom of Fife and Fothrif, as they did in the time of his father King Robert I and his predecessors. He instructs and commands his officers and the men of the district not to inhibit them in these activities.
Firm date
16 April 1354
Dating Notes
16 April, regnal year 25. Following A.A.M. Duncan in SHR 68 (1989), the regnal year calculation of this document was correct rather than short.
Place date (modern)
Place date (document)
Cuprum in Fyff'
Related Place
Source for Data Entry
RRS, vi, no. 136
Trad. ID
RRS, vi, no. 136
Calendar number
Charter type
Letter (administrative)
Original (contemporary)
St Andrews charters no 5

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Date Short Summary Title Holder
16 Apr. 1354 earl of Fife Duncan (IV), earl of Fife (d.1353)
16 Apr. 1354 king of Scots David II, king of Scots (d. 1371)
16 Apr. 1354 Dominus (Seigneur - Lord - Sir) Unknown, bishop of St Andrews (13C/14C)