Hugh Giffard, for the soul of his lady Countess Ada and her heirs, has given and by this his charter established to Newbattle Abbey in pure and perpetual alms, all the land of ‘Kressewelle’ (now Monkrigg, Haddington ph., ELO) by its right bounds, as Alexander [de St Martin] the sheriff perambulated it, by stated bounds, free and quit of all customs and secular exactions, that is, from pleas and mills, and forfeitures and aids and all other things, whether pertaining to him or to any other layman.
18 February 1175 X 1195
prob. 1178 ×
Not in papal conf of 1174 (_Newb. Reg._, C.O. 28) × royal conf. (_RRS ii_, no. 296; 1189×95). Also confirmed by pope, 20 June 1203 (_Newb. Reg._, no. 223).
Source for Data Entry
Newbattle Registrum, no. 81
Newb. Reg., no. 81
It is uncertain whether Countess Ada is still alive.