People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/199/1 (C.A. Chrs., no. 40)

Malcolm son of Ewen of Dunkeld has given, granted, and by this present writing established to Coupar Angus Abbey a third of a third of his moveables before his death, with his body, which is to be buried in the cemetery of the monks at Coupar. He has also given and granted to the said monks that his heirs or attorneys who will be holding the land of Murthly (PER) hereditarily of the said monks before his death, shall impart their bodies for burial at the said house of Coupar before their deaths with a third part of a third part of their substance in moveables and the ferme of the said land of Murthly, namely, three marks in the first year which they will double in the name of soccage. If they do not do this, the land of Murthly will revert to the said monks.
Firm date
19 March 1231 X circa 1243
Probable date
prob. 9 Aug. 1232 ×
Dating Notes
_C.A. Rent._, no. 32 ×; prob. _C.A. Rent._, no. 34 ×. Attestations of William of Clunie, W, canon of Dunkeld, if he is same as William of Lindores, and Robert de Haye (whose earliest attestation is 1195×98) all suggest early end of range. Last known attestation of Robert de Haye, if it is the younger brother of Sir David, dates to after 1243 (NLS Adv. MS 34.6.24, p. 376).
Source for Data Entry
Coupar Angus Charters, i, no. 40
Trad. ID
C.A. Chrs., no. 40
Calendar number
Charter type
Original (contemporary)
Darnaway Castle, Earl of Moray Muns., 32/V/II/47 Malcolm’s father Ewen was the son of Duftach the priest, who witnessed charters in the 1160s. Ewen himself witnessed charters of the bishops of Dunkeld from Richard I (1170-78) to Hugh de Sigillo (1214-30), usually described as clerk but eventually becoming rector of Clunie. Norman Shead, ‘The household and chancery of the bishops of Dunkeld’, Church, Chronicle and Learning, pp. ??

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19 Mar. 1231 X circa 1243 Dominus (Lord/Sir) Robert Hay, knight (nepos of Gilbert)
19 Mar. 1231 X circa 1243 canon of Dunkeld William of Lindores, canon of Dunkeld

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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
19 Mar. 1231 X circa 1243 Moveable property of Malcolm son of Ewen Malcolm, son of Ewen of Dunkeld