Alan son of Roland, constable of Scotland/of the Scots, has given, granted, and established by this his present charter, to Melrose Abbey in free, pure and perpetual alms, certain lands in the territory of Lauder[dale] (in Lauder parish, BWK) as contained within the following bounds: from ‘Fairforde’ ascending until ‘Staincros’, and from there, ascending until the borders of Wedale (Stow, MLO), and by the road which follows the border between Wedale and Lauderdale until ‘Alewentisheuete’ and from there by the boundaries between Wedale and Lauderdale until the road which forms the border between ‘Burnerig’ (Brown Rig, BWK) and ‘Leuedeparc’ (Lauder Common, BWK) and by the same road descending until the stone cross, and then crosswise until the cross that is located at the head of ‘Fulewithenis’ and by the road southwards next to ‘Harlaw’ until opposite Muircleugh (BWK), and as the burn descends in ‘Standenburne’ (Lauder Burn), and as that ascends until the boundaries of Threepwood (ROX), and all of Threepwood, with all liberties which Alan had in it, free and quit from all earthly service, custom, secular exaction and demand.
1200 X 4 August 1233
perhaps ca. 1230
Alan as constable × royal confirmation (1/7/205); probably around the same time as (3/28/33)
Source for Data Entry
Melrose Liber, i, no. 79
Melr. Lib., no. 79
Stringer, ‘Records of the Lords of Galloway’, 234. Confirmed by Alexander II, 4 Aug. 1233 (1/7/205). The cartulary rubric describes these lands as Allanshaws, in Melrose parish (ROX); however, perhaps the majority of these lands were on the BWK side of the border.