Rognvald (‘Reginaldus’), son of Somerled, lord of Innse Gall, and his wife Fonia, having been made a brother and sister in the chapter house of Paisley, and in the whole Cluniac order, and he, remaining a true brother and a good friend of the said monks his brothers of Paisley in perpetuity, with his heirs and his men, by the testimony of his seal, has granted to them his donation that in this year, 8 oxen and 2d. from every house from which smoke is expelled, and after this year, he will give 1d. annually from every house in his whole land from which smoke is expelled, and after him, his heirs will give, or they will have his malediction, if they fail to give it most promptly. Moreover, his wife Fonia has given them the donation in alms a tenth of all things that God may give her, that which she may wish to retain as well as that which may be sent off for sale by land or by sea in perpetuity. And because Rognvald and his heirs are partaking and will partake forever in al the good things that the house of Paisley and the whole order will do, in prayers as well as in other kinds of divine service, he has given to them and granted, and established by this present script, corroborated with authority of his seal, his firm peace and that of all his heirs and his men, with the maintenance of good fraternity, wherever they or their men may come, on land or on sea, beseeching his friends and instructing all his men that anywhere they may find his brothers the monks or their men, they should support them, and in their affairs assist them, knowing for certain that by St Columba if any of his heirs do wrong to them, they will have his malediction, or if any of his men do evil, Rognvald will be able to judge them.
1164 X circa 1207
1192 × ca. 1207
Death of Somerled ×
Source for Data Entry
Paisley Registrum, 125
Pais. Reg., 125
Also copied in a papal inspection of 1426 (Paisley Reg., 147-9).
Note the malediction of St Columba. See Duncan and Brown, 198.