An agreement was formed between the abbot and convent of Kelso and Henry Wytwele, burgess of Dumfries, whereby the abbot and convent granted and demitted at ferme to the said Henry all the land that Malcolm, son of Uhtred of Terregles (DMF) had by reason of the death of the late William, son of Bele, with a toft and croft in the territory and villa of Dumfries by its right marches, that is, between the land of St John which lies next to the cemetery of the mother church of Dumfries from the north, and thus through the road which leads from the villa of Dumfries towards the castle, up to the road which leads towards the chapel of St Laurence of Kelwood (DMF) from the south, and thus towards the east next to the king’s land up to the stream of Dumfries which descends into the pool of the mill of Dumfries; to be held until Henry’s death, rendering annually to the abbey 12s., half at Pentecost and half at Martinmas. If it happens that Henry falls behind in payment of the ferme, 6d. will be paid for as many days for expenses. The abbot warrants the land against all men and women until the death of Henry. If it happens that the land if destroyed by common war, so that Henry is not able to enjoy the fruits of the land, the oath of the ferme shall be relaxed.
Tuesday 1 September 1215
Tuesday after the feast of the Decollation of St John the Baptist, 1215; text reads 'in the year 15'