An agreement is formed between Sir W(illiam), the abbot, and convent of Dunfermline, on one side, and H[enry] son of E[dmund] on the other, over the multure of Edmonstone (MLO), mediated by discreet men and friends, whereby H. and his heirs will give the abbot and convent 20s. for the good of the peace, to be paid at the house of the said H. at Edmonstone on the two terminals, viz., Pentecost and Martinmas. H. and his heirs may have in their tenure the mill, smithy, and brewery.
September 1217 X 1238
Last attestation of Abbot Patrick of Dunfermline × death of Abbot William II. Watt points out that Master Peter of Ramsey, who witnesses this document, was found in Scotland around 1217×18 (witnessing Malcolm, earl of Fife’s foundation of Culross Abbey), but seems to have been absent (perhaps in Paris) until 1227, and was again away at Oxford in the mid-1230s. For this reason the charter has been placed in the 1210 cohort.
Source for Data Entry
Dunfermline Registrum, no. 224
Dunf. Reg., no. 224
Father’s name probably Edmund. Location of ‘Edmundistun’ uncertain, but most likely in MLO or ELO. See Dixon thesis, SPNS website, p. 176. Edmonstone is next to Craigmillar, and a 1254 charter of William son of Henry of Craigmillar mentions Henry of Edmonstone as a contemporary of his father (Dunf. Reg., no. 200).