People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 1/6/359 (RRS, ii, no. 388)

King William to Geoffrey Blundus, his burgess of Inverness, and to all his burgesses of Inverness; has given liberty of never engaging in trial by combat among themselves. No burgess from elsewhere, nor any man in the whole realm, may compel any of the king's burgesses of Moray to undergo trial by combat but only to undergo trial by oath (compurgation). The king's burgesses of Moray are to offer only half the oath [i.e. an oath sworn by only half the number of compurgators?] and to incur only half penalty offered and incurred by other burgesses of the realm. They are to be free from toll throughout the realm
Firm date
2 May, 1196 X 1197
Dating Notes
2nd day of May; the king was in Moray in these years; see _RRS_, ii, 100
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Source for Data Entry
RRS, ii, no. 388
Trad. ID
RRS, ii, no. 388
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Charter type
original lost

Total number of associated factoids: 16