People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/28/19 (Melr. Lib., no. 83)

Alan son of Roland of Galloway has given, granted, and established by this his charter to Melrose Abbey, for the souls of Richard de Morville his grandfather and William [de Morville] his uncle, and Roland his father, and for the welfare of himself and his wife Helen, and all his successors, in free, pure and perpetual alms, all that land in the territory of ‘Gillebeccokestun’ (Harehope, PEB), as contained by the stated bounds. Moreover, he has given the monks common pasture in the territory of the same villa for 700 sheep with their lambs up to two years old, or the same number of wethers, and 40 cows and one bull with their calves up to two years old, and 40 oxen and eight horses and four sows with their piglets up to three years old, with free entrance and exit through his land, and the land of his men, to the aforesaid pasture, and other common easements without disturbance. He has given the aforementioned free and quit from all earthly service and custom and secular exaction. He has given all this to the aforesaid monks in exchange for the land which William de Morville, his uncle, distributed to them in Cunningham (AYR) in his last will, namely, the land which Simon de Beaumont held. And the said monks have remitted to Alan and his heirs all claim which they had against him for the aforesaid land, and have absolved the souls of the aforesaid William his uncle and Roland his father.
Firm date
January 1201 X 4 December 1214
Dating Notes
Succession of Alan son of Roland × death of King William I.
Source for Data Entry
Melrose Liber, i, no. 83
Trad. ID
Melr. Lib., no. 83
Calendar number
Charter type
Stringer, ‘Records of the Lords of Galloway’, 226

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Gift of land in Cunningham (AYR) no
Jan. 1201 X 4 Dec. 1214 Renewal of land in 'Gillebeccokestun' (Harehope, PEB) yes
Jan. 1201 X 4 Dec. 1214 *Gift in exchange of land in Cunningham (AYR), land which Simon de Beaumont held yes

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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
Jan. 1201 X 4 Dec. 1214 Land held by Simon de Beaumont Simon de Beaumont