Edgar son of Donald of Strathnith has conferred, and granted, and established by this present charter, to Kelso Abbey, in free and perpetual alms, the church of Morton in Strathnith (i.e., Nithsdale) (DMF) with lands, teinds, all other ecclesiastical obventions, and all just pertinents.
1189 X 18 March 1229
1189 × 4/Dec/1214
Royal confirmation to Kelso (1/6/338) × Affrica’s charters.
Source for Data Entry
Kelso Liber, ii, no. 347
Kel. Lib., no. 347
According to a grand confirmation by King William to Kelso Abbey (1189 × 1195, possibly 1193) (RRS, ii, no. 367), the church of Morton in Strathnith was given to Kelso by gift of Hugh ‘without sleeves’ (Sansmanche), with a ploughgate of land). Who this person was is uncertain. It seems likely that Hugh’s gift was never effectively taken up by the Kelso monks.