People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 4/37/1 (ESC, no. 80)

Narrative that Sir Robert the Burgundian ‘evilly and artfully vexed and harassed with troubles and injuries the monks’ (i.e., the céli Dé of St Serf’s, Loch Leven, KNR), claiming a quarter part of Kirkness (KNR), whereupon the brothers appealed to King David, who called together an assembly of the men of Fife and Fothrif, including Constantine, earl of Fife, ‘a wise and eloquent man’, with his nobles and followers and the army of Fife, and Macbeth, thane of Falkland, and the chiefs and leaders of the army of the bishop of St Andrews, namely Buadhach and Slogadadh, and Soen the leader with his household, who nominated three men to decide the case. These were Earl Constantine, ‘magnum judex in Scotia’, Dubgall son of Mocche, ‘a just and venerable old man’, and Maeldomni son of Macbethad, ‘a good judge’. The following clerics swore an oath regarding the bounds of the villa of Kirkness: Sodelne, Eogan (or Eugene), Domnall nepos of Leod, Morrehat, ‘a man of venerable old age and an Irishman’, and Cathan, ‘an old man’. The other judges deferred to Dubgall on account of his age and experience, and Dubgall pronounced a verdict in favour of the monks, i.e, the céli Dé.
Firm date
circa 1128 X
Dating Notes
Constantine as earl of Fife
Source for Data Entry
St Andrews Liber, 117-8
Trad. ID
ESC, no. 80
Calendar number
Charter type

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
circa 1128 X Sentence in favour of the monks of Loch Leven over the boundaries of the villa of Kirkness yes