People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 4/20/37 (Arb. Lib., no. 294)

A dispute was moved between Sir Thomas of Rattray, knight, acting in the name of Christina, his wife, on one side, and the abbot and convent of Arbroath, on the other, over the bounds of the land of ‘Glencaueryn’ (Glencarity, in Lintrathen parish, ANG) of the aforesaid Thomas and Christina, and the land of Kingoldrum (ANG), of the aforesaid abbot and convent, before Sir Alexander Comyn, earl of Buchan, justiciar of Scotia, in the presence of Sir A[lbin], bishop of Brechin, Sir W[illiam], earl of Mar, chamberlain of the lord king, and others, cleric and lay, on ‘Coledunes’ in the territory of Kingoldrum, and was agreed amicably in the following manner. Thomas, acting as proxy for his wife Christina, in the presence of the lord justiciar, and his wife appearing personally, recognised in full court that they had no right in their claim, and they quitclaimed any right that they had or may have had to the abbot and convent in perpetuity, for the limits and boundaries named below, [by stated bounds]. The lord (Dom) abbot and Thomas made the sign of a cross on a stone. This agreement was inscribed in the ‘Capella Regis’ Rolls. Thomas and his wife have promised to procure this so that the monks may have the confirmation of the earl of Caithness concerning this quitclaim. The monks have given to them 30 marks in compensation for expenses.
Firm date
2 July 1253
Dating Notes
AD 1253, feast of Saints Processus and Martianus
Place date (modern)
'Coledunes' (in Kingoldrum parish, ANG)
Place date (document)
Related Place
Source for Data Entry
Arbroath Liber, i, no. 294
Trad. ID
Arb. Lib., no. 294
Calendar number
Charter type
Cooper, Select Scottish Cases, no. 45. Atlas of Scottish History, 416.

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
2 Jul. 1253 Agreement between Thomas of Rattray and his wife Christina, and Arbroath Abbey yes
2 Jul. 1253 * Quitclaim (agreement) of rights Kingoldrum (ANG) yes
2 Jul. 1253 * Gift (agreement) of 30 marks for expenses yes

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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
2 Jul. 1253 Glencarity (ANG) Thomas of Rattray, knight; Christina, wife of Thomas of Rattray
2 Jul. 1253 Kingoldrum (ANG) Arbroath Abbey (fd.1178)