An agreement has been formed in a dispute between the monks of Kelso and Anselm of Mow over the pasture of Anselm’s land which the monks expelled by the right of the church of Mow (ROX), and over the teinds of the mill of Mow, whereby the monks relaxed and remitted to Anselm the question called over the pasture of land; Anselm granted to the church of Mow and the monks, in free and perpetual alms, sufficient pasture for 700 sheep and 100 animals. The monks can make use of the pasture anywhere in the land of Anselm of Mow, as much in woods as in plain, as much in ‘Berhope’ as outside and anywhere outside the meadow and grain, except that each year, 15 days before the feast of St John up to the feast of St Peter ad Vincula, they may not use the pasture of ‘Berhope’ for their sheep, but with animals. At that same time, they may use the pasture of Mowhope for their sheep and anywhere else in wood and plain, except ‘Berhope’ and then in ‘Berhope’ for their animals only. For the rest of the year, they may make use of the pasture for their sheep and animals in ‘Berhope’, Mowhope and elsewhere. From Anselm’s woods the monks may take necessary material to make sheepfolds for their sheep, and the sheep and animals shall be situated in Anselm’s land within or outwith sheepfolds, as the monks wish. In future, should the monks sustain any trouble or annoyance by the heirs of Anselm or by others, they shall have sufficient leave for the animals and sheep of the land that is applicable to the church of Mow. Anselm shall neither plough nor permit to be ploughed by another, nor impede the entrance or exit of the animals or sheep, or allow it to be impeded by others; the monks may have, if they wish, the sheep and animals of their men and servants among the stated number of animals and sheep. Anselm grants licence his men and tenants may be contracted or hired by the monks. Because the monks remitted the teinds of the mill, Anselm has remitted and quitclaimed the multure of Mow to the monks and grants them license to grind wherever they wish, and if they wish to grind at his mill, they may grind without multure, immediately after that which is on the hopper, unless it is Anselm’s grain.
5 May 1180 X 2 February 1196
Succession of Abbot Osbert of Kelso × successor of Simon, archdeacon of Glasgow in office