Alan son of Walter, steward of the king of Scotland, has granted and by this his charter established to Kelso Abbey the agreement which is between Kelso and his men of Innerwick, namely Robert of Kent, Robert Hunaud and Roland, son-in-law of Nicholas de Côtentin, relating to the land, forest and pasture of the territory of Innerwick (ELO), by stated bounds, which include the land monks of Kelso. Kelso will hold this land, forest and pasture from his men at ferme for thirty-three years, free and quit from every service, from inware and utware, from every aid and from every custom and exaction, for twenty shillings at the feast of Saint James with certain specified freedoms and restrictions. If by chance the land, forest and pasture of Innerwick comes into the hands of Alan or his heirs, they will support the monks concerning the terms of the agreement, and the monks will return to him and his heirs every year twenty shillings, just as they were accustomed to return to his men. If Alan or his heirs wish to sell, place at ferme or give in alms the said land, forest and pasture at any future time to anyone after the terms of the aforesaid convention have ended, they promise to give it to the monks if they want it. The agreement begins at the feast of Saint Martin after Phillip, king of France, and Richard, king of England, left for Jerusalem in the year 1190.
11 November 1190 X 1204
first payment to be made 11 Nov. 1190; after the kings of France and England went on crusade