Alan son of Roland of Galloway, constable of the lord king of Scots, has given, and established by his charter, to Kelso Abbey, (in exchange) for the renders that the monks were wont to have in the time of his predecessors, five ploughgates of land in ‘Vlfkelyston’ in Lauderdale (now Oxton, BWK), in free and perpetual alms, with all common easements of the same villa, and a mill if they wish. And if necessary, they may have license to build a mill pond on his land. And the aforesaid monks have remitted all renders that they used to collect from Galloway from his predecessors, for the souls of his father Roland and his grandfather Uhtred, and others, and all arrears that they had sought from the days of his grandfather Uhtred until the day on which this present charter was made; and they have absolved the souls of his father Roland and his grandfather Uhtred and received into the common benefit of the church of Kelso, and similarly they have granted to Alan and received him and his mother and all their heirs and ancestors into their society and fraternitas, and all the spiritual benefits that have been and will be in the church of Kelso. Alan wills that Kelso Abbey should have the aforesaid alms of Oxton by the bounds which he perambulated with his worthy men, by stated bounds, excluding the tofts and crofts of William of Collielaw and Richard son of Geoffrey, free and quit from all secular service and custom, forever.
January 1201 X 1205
poss. × 25 Sept. 1201
Succession of Alan son of Roland × royal confirmation (1/6/415).
Source for Data Entry
Kelso Liber, i, no. 245
Kel. Lib., no. 245
Confirmed by King William I, 1201×05 (1/6/415). See also Stringer, ‘Records of the Lords of Galloway’, 223-224. Note the mention of Dere Street in the perambulation clause.