P[atrick], son of Earl Patrick (I) of Dunbar, writes to the venerable man and his dearest friend, T[homas], prior of Coldingham, informing him as a friend that he cannot come east to meet him in person at the next feast of St John the Baptist, 24 June 1231, to receive the money that the prior owes him at that date. So he is sending him his special and faithful people, Sir Robert of Anesey his close friend, and Sir David of Burdon his knight and faithful man, and Robert of Lambden his notary, who has charge and custody of his seal. He entreats him to produce promptly and on the agreed day the correct sum of money, that is, 100 marks for his own use and 10 marks for his wife’s use, so that he does not have to poind and trouble the pledges he has. He sends the messages by letters patent.
30 March 1231 X 24 June 1231
Quitclaim of Swinwood (_ND_, no. 126) × feast of St John the Baptist, 1231