People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/143/1 (ND, App., no. 414)

Richard son of Henry Cissor of Durham, with the consent of Bertram of Little Reston, his lord, has sold, quitclaimed, and having sworn on holy relics has entirely abjured for himself and his heirs to the lord Richard the prior, and the convent of Coldingham, in respect of a half-ploughgate of land in the territory and in the villa of Little Reston, which he had and held of the said Bertram, and which his antecessors held of the antecessors of the said Bertram, in return for a certain sum of money that the said prior has paid him in his great need; the prior and convent of COldingham and their successors to have and hold for ever, freely, quietly, and honourably, making all forinsec service that pertains to the king and to the prior of Coldingham insofar as it pertains to to a half-ploughgate of land in the same villa; rendering thereupon yearly to the said Bertram and his heirs 2 shillings only in return for everything that can be exacted etc.
Firm date
1245 X 1248
Dating Notes
No witnesses. Probably the same date as Raine, _North Durham_, App., no. 403, or a little earlier.
Source for Data Entry
Raine, North Durham, App., no. 414
Trad. ID
ND, App., no. 414
Calendar number
Charter type
Duplicate Original (contemporary)
DCM, Misc. Ch. 1229 (2 seals: (1) Richard son of Henry Cissor (2) Bertram of Reston); DCM, Misc. Ch. 1258 (1 seal: Richard son of Henry Cissor)
Document Image
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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
1245 X 1248 Sale of a half-ploughgate of land in the territory and villa of Little Reston (BWK) yes