Roger de Quincy, earl of Winchester, constable of Scotland, has granted, and established by his charter, to Scone Abbey in perpetuity, the land pertaining to the constableship of Scotland, that was formerly William of Lynn’s in the villa of Perth, which William conferred on them, and as contained fully in William’s charter, and as the charter of Alan son of Roland, of good memory, late constable of Scotland, to the aforesaid William, of that land with a stone house on the street that goes from the great road northwards towards the island (i.e,. the Inch), and which lies between the said street and the River Tay, namely, the stone house and the whole land between the said house and the water pertaining to it, and the garden outwith the walls of Perth which pertains to the same land. The canons can not have any claim to the land of John Spartund which similarly pertains to the constableship. Therefore, he grants the said land and the said stone house and garden to the aforenamed abbot and canons of Scone, in perpetuity, for an annual render of 10s., five at Pentecost and five at Martinmas, for all service, custom and demand, saving to the earl, his heirs and their baillies, suitable hostelage in the aforesaid stone house and easements on the courtyard when they are staying at the stone house, and saving their court held on their land and their pleas and amercements, and if there be any, escheats. The canons shall maintain the house honourably. Any claim to the land shall be settled by right of law and assise of land in his court.
February 1235 X 12 November 1246
Succession of Roger to earldom of Winchester × royal confirmation (_Scone Lib._, no. 81).