Niall (‘Nigellus’), earl of Carrick, has granted for himself and his heirs, and has by this his present charter established in perpetuity, to Roland of Carrick and his heirs, that the same and his heirs should be the head of his whole kindred, whether in challenges or in other articles and negotiations pertaining to the ‘cenn cenail’. Roland will have the office of baillie and the leadership of the earl’s men in the aforesaid land, under the earl and his heirs, in perpetuity, without any contradiction or revocation.
13 June 1250 × 25 Dec. 1251 or 4 Sept. 1255 × 1256
The two periods of time when Alan Durward was justiciar of Scotia between Earl Niall’s succession and his death.
Source for Data Entry
RMS, i (1306-1424), no. 509
RMS, i, no. 509
This charter is contained in an inspection by King Robert II dated 1 Oct. 1372. This charter was confirmed by Alexander III on 20 Jan. 1276 [RMS 1306-1424, no. 508; Handlist, no. 98]