Saer de Quincy, earl of Winchester, has conferred and granted and by this his present charter established, to the Hospital of St John of Brackley, the church of Gask (Findo-Gask, PER), with all its pertinents, and any right of patronage pertaining to him, in pure and perpetual alms, for the soul of his father of good memory, Robert de Quincy, and for the soul of his mother, Orabilis, and for the soul of Robert de Quincy, his firstborn, and for the welfare of his own soul and that of Margaret his wife, for the support of the aforesaid canons and brethren serving God and ministering to the infirm.
1217 X Spring 1219
prob. × 15 Oct. 1218
Death of Saer’s son, Robert × departure of Saer on crusade; probable date based on royal confirmation.
Source for Data Entry
Inchaffray Charters, App. no. IVA
Inchaff. Chrs., App., no. 4a
Confirmed by King Alexander II, 15 Oct., prob. 1218 (1/7/45).
Earl Saer’s charter (Inchaffray Chrs., App., no. 4a) was made after the death of his son Robert in 1217 and before his departure on crusade in spring 1219. Furthermore, Saer’s donation and this royal confirmation were both issued after the return of William, bishop of St Andrews, from Rome. It is noteworthy that Everard of Trumpington, a prominent tenant of Saer de Quincy, witnesses this charter. The most likely scenario is that Saer’s donation was written at or Brackley or elsewhere in the south of England as Bishop William returned circa Dec. 1217, that Everard accompanied the bishop on his return journey to obtain this confirmation and presumably to deal with Scottish business while Saer was preparing for crusade; thus the most likely date would be 15 Oct. 1218.