People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 1/54/358 (RRS, vi, no. 296)

David, king of Scots, noting that the bishops of St Andrews have had the great custom of their goods and men of the city of St Andrews, and not wishing to diminish this liberty, and considering the burdensome labours of the reverend father in Christ William Landellis, by the grace of God, now bishop of St Andrews; the king approves, ratifies and confirms in perpetuity that custom to him for the term of his lifetime, and newly confers, with the deliberation of his counsel, that the citizens of St Andrews may be free to buy wool, hides and wool-fell wherever they wish in the burgh of Cupar in Fife as well as in other parts of Fife and Fothrif and within any lands of the bishop of St Andrews wherever they may be; and that they shall not be held to the great custom nor compelled to pay it; and that the said bishop may have freely and possess the great custom of all the goods on which custom is owed as his burgh of St Andrew or the port of the same or at his port of Eden (FIF), and with the escheat of the wool, hides, and wool-fell if found in the said ports not to be customed; and that the cocket of the burgh of St Andrews should be received wherever they go in the kingdom; he commands the bishop, his men and his officers that they should respond, appear and extend the aforesaid confirmation; and he firmly prohibits anyone from harrassing or disturbing them in this.
Firm date
5 June 1363
Dating Notes
5 June, regnal year 33
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Source for Data Entry
RRS, vi, no. 296
Trad. ID
RRS, vi, no. 296
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Document type notes
Registered: _RMS_, i, no. 134; app. 2, no. 1443
Original (contemporary)
St Andrews University muniments

Total number of associated factoids: 18