People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 1/7/269 (RRS, iii, no. 262)

King Alexander II for Alan of Leny and Margaret of Leny, daughter of late Gillespie (Gilla Espuig) of Leny, knight; has given lands of same within sheriffdom of Perth which had once been said Margaret's, but that she, induced by no force or fear, but through her pure volition, gave up to king at Scone by staff and baton; to be held as Margaret held or possessed before this resignation, by virtue of small sword which Cuilén, a former king, gave symbolically to her predecessor, Gillespie (Gilla Espuig Mór), for his particular service, rendering henceforth due and accustomed service to king
Firm date
25 October 1237
Dating Notes
25th day of October, regnal year 23
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Place date (document)
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Source for Data Entry
Accounts of the Chamberlain of Scotland in the Years 1329, 1330, and 1331. From the Originals in the Exchequer, with some other Curious Papers (Edinburgh 1771); see also Menteith, i, lxxiv-lxxv
Trad. ID
RRS, iii, no. 262
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Charter type
Document type notes
Formerly H1/7/266
In Scoular, Handlist, nos. 236 and 237, 20 Oct. and 23 Oct. 1237, are charters with a Scone place-date. The existence of Cuilén's knife in the mid-eighteenth century, and its loss, is noticed in Fraser, Mentieth, i. lxxiv-lxxv, where there is also a translation of the charter.

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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
25 Oct. 1237 Lands within sheriffdom of Perth Margaret of Leny, daughter of Gillespie of Leny
25 Oct. 1237 Lands within sheriffdom of Perth Gillespie of Leny, knight