Hugh Gourlay, son and heir of Sir Hugh Gourlay, has granted and by this his charter established to Newbattle Abbey all the donations, concessions, confirmations and liberties by the gift of his predecessors, according to the tenor of their charters, i.e., a ploughgate of land in the tenement of South Hailes (ELO) from Oliver son of Kilvert, which is a piece of land in Bearford (ELO) with pasture for 300 sheep, by the gift of Adam Fraser son of Udard Fraser in augmentation of that ploughgate of South Hailes (ELO) a certain land on the north said of the said land, by its right bounds, and by gift of Adam Fraser son of Udard that whole half ploughgate called ‘Southrig’ in the tenement of South Hailes (ELO), and in augmentation of the same land, half of that land which lies between the exit which the monks had for the 300 sheep in common pasture of South Hailes as far as ‘Dunpelder’ and Southrig, one with pasture for 100 sheep in the common pasture of South Hailes. He also confirms the donation made by Bernard Fraser in North Hailes of that piece of land called ‘Milnehalc’, by its right bounds, as perambulated by good men, in pure and perpetual alms, free and quit of all secular service, and all custom, suit of court and any exigency.
1232 X 1241
_Newb. Reg._, no. 94 × death of John of Maxwell.
Source for Data Entry
Newbattle Registrum, no. 97
Newb. Reg., no. 97
For the Gourlay family, see Barrow, Anglo-Norman Era, 180-1.
Note that a Hugh de Gourlay witnesses Arb. Lib., no. 58 and Fraser, Menteith, no. 7. (1213).