Robert de Vere, earl of Oxford, has given, and granted, and made firm by this his present charter, to Melrose Abbey, in free, pure and perpetual alms, four acres of arable land in the territory of Old Roxburgh above ‘Twedeflat’ as they lie in one holding, as marked by stones on the boundaries, as perambulated by him and his worthy men. He made this donation at Melrose in the presence of the convent and many of his men and others and he offered a rod (virgam) on the high altar of the monastery. He wills and grants that the monks should hold these alms free from all earthly service and custom and secular exaction.
23 October 1214 X 25 October 1221
Succession × death of Earl Robert de Vere
Source for Data Entry
Melrose Liber, i, no. 256
Melr. Lib., no. 256
NAS, GD 55/256
See RaGena C. DeAragon, ‘Vere, Robert de, third earl of Oxford (d. 1221)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Oct 2005 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/28217, accessed 14 Aug 2009]