The dispute between the abbot and convent of Inchcolm on one side, and Ness of Balmule and Sibilla, his wife, and Simon of Forret (FIF) and Christina, his wife, on the other, over the all the multure and dues for the repair and fabric of the millpond and mill of Aberdour (FIF), and in that respect, over the lands of Balmule (FIF) and Montquey (FIF), with the mediation of Peter, bishop of Aberdeen, Sir John, abbot of Dunfermline, Sir J., prior of Dunfermline, Sir R[obert] of Rosyth, Master Roger of Derby and many others, was agreed in this amicable way: Ness and his wife and Simon and his wife have given, granted, and established by this present writing, to the abbot and convent in perpetuity 10s annually, half on St Martin’s Day, and half on Pentecost, subject to the jurisdiction of the bishop of Dunkeld or his archdeacon. For this grant, the abbot and convent have quitclaimed to Ness and Simon and their wives all the multure and dues for the repair and fabric of the millpond and mill of Aberdour (FIF). Neither Ness nor Simon nor their wives nor their heirs may construct or build a mill in the lands of Balmule or Montquey, but they may take their grain wherever they wish, as long as they make satisfaction to the miller at Aberdour.
2 February 1252 X 24 March 1253
1252; 2 Feb. ×
AD 1252; after death of Robert, abbot of Dunfermline, and election of Abbot John.