Roger de Quincy, earl of Winchester, constable of Scotland, has given, granted, and established by his charter, in free, pure and perpetual alms, to Lindores Abbey, 200 cart-loads of heather annually, in his moor of Kinloch (FIF), in a place that is the least injurious to the earl and his heirs, and the most suitable to the monks. And if 200 carts are not sufficient, the earl wills that they shall have as much as they need, inasmuch as they were nearer to the moor than any others. He has also given to Lindores Abbey, for the support of their house of Lindores, license to dig up and take all the peats in his peatery which is called ‘Monagrey’ (now Minnie’s Green, Kettle parish, FIF), annually in perpetuity, as are sufficient to support them. No-one else should dig peats without the license and wish of the monks, nor should the monks give or sell, nor in any way alienate or convert anything, unless in the uses of the said house. He has also granted one acre in the said moor to them, next to the where they will dig the peats where they can dry the peats. Moreover, he has given the monks one house (mesuagium) next to the nearest ford, which is called ‘Ethyweyn’ (poss. Gaddon, Collessie parish, FIF), on the eastern side, in the field of ‘Thorestona’ (in or near Kinloch, FIF), containing two acres of land, to which they can draw their heather and peats, and their keeper who keeps the messuage and fuel will be able to have two cows and ten sheep in the common pasture of his moor of Kinloch. He wills also that the said monks and their men with their oxen and carts should have free right of way to the moor for heather and across the moor for peats, and returning from there to the house. He also has granted that their oxen who draw the fuel should have common pasture on his moor of Kinloch from the time when they begin to draw until the Nativity of the BVM (8 Sept.), annually, but the monks’ draught-animals (averiis) and oxen who are not carrying the fuel may not have common pasture.
Kinloch is just to the south of Collessie (FIF). See the chapter on Collessie parish in Taylor, Place-names of Fife, iv. On ‘Monagrey’, see Taylor, Place-names of Fife, ii, 288.
Lindores Cartulary, no. 137