Maldoven, earl of Lennox, announces that after Fearchar Macgillemartin made an exchange with Sir David of Graham of his whole land of Strathblane (STL), by the consent and assent of the earl, in the presence of Sir John, sheriff of Stirling, Sir Ness Fraser, Sir Reginald Prat, Sir William Malherbe, Sir John of Lamberton, Alwin of Callendar, Stephen of Blantyre and others, for a certain land in the territory of Dundaff (STL), [forming an] agreement that David will hold the land of Strathblane in perpetuity of the earl, and that Fearchar [will hold] the land of Dundaff of David and his heirs, the earl has given, granted, and established by his charter to Sir David of Graham that whole land which Fearchar Macgillemartin held in the territory of Strathblane, that he should have held by right, by its right bounds, namely, that half ploughgate of land of Strathblane where the church is situated, with its pertinents, which is called in Scottish (Gaelic) ‘Arator’ [i.e., Arachor]. David and his heirs or assignees will hold this land of the earl and his heirs, without making any suit at the earl’s court in Lennox, in all things, including two whole lochs existing on the same land. The earl has also granted to him and his heirs or assignees or their heirs that they may be able to institute, whenever and wherever they may wish, in sickness or in welfare, in the presence of 2 attorneys [or proxies] as witnesses, who may succeed to the said land, by hereditary right without any contradiction by the earl or his heirs, at least if they wish that, except that they may protect it as warden of the heir until the age of legitimacy, and that they may dispose of any outgoings, fruits, and rents; for an annual render of 3 marks, that is, half at Pentecost and half at Martinmas, and making forinsec service of the lord king as pertains to such a land in Lennox, for all services, aids, exactions and demands. Although they (David and his heirs) may not be quit of the aforesaid suit of court, and they should make annual suit at the two capital pleas if summoned by legal summoners, according to the assise of the land, they may make it by their baillies or other persons, if they are not able to come in person.
May 1234 X 1265
John, sheriff of Stirling × death of Earl Maldoven; perhaps around the time of 3/17/39