People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 1/54/280 (RRS, vi, no. 252)

David, king of Scots, to his sheriff and baillies of Edinburgh. Because he has granted to his beloved and faithful John of Preston knight all the escheat touching the king from William son of Richard for murdering John Young, firmly commands them to serve the escheat for the said John [of Preston].
Firm date
14 January 1361
Dating Notes
14 Jan., regnal year 31
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Place date (document)
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Source for Data Entry
RRS, vi, no. 252
Trad. ID
RRS, vi, no. 252
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Letter (administrative)
Document type notes
privy seal letters
Original (contemporary)
NRS, AD 1/17

Total number of associated factoids: 5

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Escheat of William, son of Richard no
unavailable Grant of escheated land of William son of Richard no
14 Jan. 1361 Command to execute escheat of William son of Richard's lands for John of Preston knight yes

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Date Short Summary Title Holder
14 Jan. 1361 king of Scots David II, king of Scots (d. 1371)
14 Jan. 1361 knight John of Preston, knight (14C)