People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 4/20/3 (Melr. Lib., no. 40)

[An agreement is formed, whereby] Robert Avenel and Gervase his heir have quitclaimed in perpetuity that 4 marks which the monks of Melrose were wont to render annually in rent for their lands of Eskdale (DMF). The abbot and convent have granted faithfully to Robert and Gervase his heir the aforesaid pittance in perpetuity owed four times a year, on these days: the day on which Robert himself relinquished the secular life, the day on which Sir Robert dies, the sixth day after Christmas, in commemoration of the soul of Lady Sybilla, Robert’s wife, and the day of Gervase’s death. On these days, there will be a commemoration and absolution of their souls in perpetuity.
Firm date
X 8 March 1185
Dating Notes
× death of Robert Avenel
Source for Data Entry
Melrose Liber, i, no. 40
Trad. ID
Melr. Lib., no. 40
Calendar number
Charter type
Original (contemporary)
NAS, GD 55/40 Robert Avenel joined the house of Melrose as a novice shortly before his death; this agreement was probably made at the time of his joining.
Document Image
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Total number of associated factoids: 20