M[alise], earl of Strathearn, notes that while he has been held to the gift of his grandfather, the nobleman Gilbert, and by the confirmation of his father, Robert, earl of Strathearn, of good memory, to the canons of Inchaffray Abbey to the payment of teinds of all his renders and all his cains in wheat, meal, malt, grain, cheese, flesh, fish, fowl, hunting, and all other foodstuffs which were expended in the earl’s court every year, as contained fully in the charter and confirmation of the aforementioned earls to the canons, the canons have often complained that on many occasions they have not received the full amount of these renders, due to the negligence of the earl’s bailies. Therefore, the earl assigns for the aforementioned teinds, which they received every year before 1247, 24 marks annually, that is, 20 marks from his rents of Dunning (PER) and four marks from Aberuthven (PER), in the lifetime of the countess his mother. After her death, the earl will pay this sum from another place. Payment is to be made half at Pentecost and half at Martinmas. The other provisions in the charters of Gilbert his grandfather and the confirmation of Robert his father will remain in place. The abbey’s portion will increase according to the increase in the value of the teinds. To ensure that the earl does not default, he has subjected himself to the jurisdiction of the bishop of Dunblane.
1247 or shortly thereafter
Charter notes that the canons were wont to receive the rents in the earls’ court up to this year.