People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/131/38 (Dugdale, Monasticon, 599, no. 24)

Pope Alexander III writes to Abbot Everard of Holm Cultram, taking the monastery into his protection; all the possessions and goods which they have or may acquire by papal permission, by the liberality of kings or the gifts of the faithful, may remain with the abbot and his successors, including the place where the monastery is situated, the Old Grange and the granges of Tarns, Mayburgh (Cumberland), Raby (Cumberland), and Skinburness (Cumberland) and all the island of Holm as it was forest in the time of King Henry I and Ralph, earl of Chester; outside the island of Holm he names the grange in Galloway called Kirkwinning (Kirkgunzeon, DMF), with easements of wood from the mouth of the Urr Water to ‘Pollestereheved’, and a saltpan, as contained in the charter of Uctred, son of Fergus, the grange of Milburn (Milburn Grange near Kirkby Thore (Cumberland)), as contained in the script of Gilbert; the land of Kelton (Cumberland), as in the script of Cospatric, son of Orm [of Workington]; and in Ireland, whatever Earl Richard [de Clare of Pembroke] and Hugh de Lacy have bestowed. He recites the duties and privileges of the Cistercians.
Firm date
8 December 1175
Dating Notes
6 id. Dec., pontifical year 17
Source for Data Entry
Dugdale, Monasticon (New), 599, no. 24 Register of Holm Cultram, no. 269
Trad. ID
Dugdale, Monasticon, 599, no. 24
Calendar number
Charter type
Papal privilege: general confirmation

Total number of associated factoids: 12

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Gift of grange of Kirkgunzeon (DMF) and a saltpan no
unavailable Gift of grange of Milburn (Cumberland) no
unavailable Gift of land of Kelton (KCB) no
unavailable Gift of Earl Richard of Pembroke and Hugh de Lacy in Ireland no
8 Dec. 1175 Confirmation of possessions of Holm Cultram Abbey yes