People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 1/54/208 (RRS, vi, no. 194)

David, king of Scots, with the deliberation of his council, has given Melrose abbey the liberty that they may hold their lands without any retention in perpetuity, namely between the waters of Leader and Gala from the north to the Tweed between the marches of Selkirk forest and Lauderdale and the marches of the lands of Earlston, and the lands in the precinct of the monastery, namely from the burn flowing between Maxton (ROX) and Lessudden (St Boswells, ROX) and descending to the Tweed and up by the marches of the barony of Bowden (ROX); in free regality with pleas of the crown, reserving four points falling to the crown. Officers of the crown may not take prises, captions, tallages, arriage, carriage, or suits of court.
Firm date
31 August 1358
Dating Notes
last day of August, regnal year 29
Place date (modern)
Edinburgh, in our council
Place date (document)
Related Place
Source for Data Entry
RRS, vi, no. 194
Trad. ID
RRS, vi, no. 194
Calendar number
Charter type
Duplicate Original (contemporary)
NRS, GD 55/435, 435*; Melrose Liber, no. 435 Records of the Parliaments of Scotland: RPS 1358/8/2

Total number of associated factoids: 26