Alan, doorward of Scotland, has given, granted and established by this his present charter, to Sir Gilbert of Glencarnie, for his homage and service, half of all his land of ‘Tulachfyny’ in Mar (ABD), in feu and heritage, by all its right bounds, with all its pertinents, free and quit from all secular service, exaction, custom and demand, doing the forinsec service of the lord king of Scots, for which he will be free and quit from all suit of his court.
29 October 1257 X circa 14 August 1267
Cf. _Arb. Lib._, no. 295. Alan’s son, Thomas Durward, as well as Thomas Bisset, witness both documents, but were both clearly members of his household. Alan Durward was justiciar of Scotia in 1256, and is described as such in the document dated 17 April, 1256. He is not termed justiciar in this charter. It is more likely that this charter dates to after his time as justiciar, although perhaps fairly soon after. This charter could date to as late as the time of King Alexander III’s confirmations to Sir Gilbert of Glencarnie, both of which he witnessed (Fraser, _Grant_, nos. 8 & 9). This charter also bears comparison to _C.A. Chrs._, no. 61, dated 28 May, 1264, which was witnessed by Sir Thomas Durward and Master David ‘fysico’, possibly the same man as Master David rector of the church of Glenbervie (Watt, _Graduates_, 279).