People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/14/12 (Melr. Lib., no. 189)

Duncan, earl of Carrick, gives notice that since the monks of Melrose Abbey are bound to him for an annual payment of three marks, i.e., two for the land of Beoch (AYR), and one for the land of ‘Auchnefure’ (AYR), as contained in their charters, he has relaxed and quitclaimed in perpetuity the three marks in return for 40 marks sterling, which the monks have paid him all at once in his great necessity, that is, deposited in return for his land in liberty; he therefore puts forward William, bishop of Glasgow, as surety, allowing that if, at any time, he or his heirs or successors should attempt anything against this or against the alms made by him to Melrose Abbey as contained in his charters, the bishop could compel him or his heirs under threat of ecclesiastical censure.
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Dating Notes
AD 1236
Source for Data Entry
Melrose Liber, i, no. 189
Trad. ID
Melr. Lib., no. 189
Calendar number
Charter type
Original (contemporary)
NAS, GD 55/189
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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
1236 Lands of Beoch and Auchnefure (AYR) Melrose Abbey (fd.1136)