Richard Wallace has given and by this his charter established to Melrose Abbey, for the souls of David and Malcolm, kings of Scots, Earl Henry and Walter son of Alan and Alan son of Walter, his lords, and all their ancestors and successors, and for the souls of his father and his mother and all his relatives, ancestors and successors, and for the salvation of his lord, William, king of Scotland and Alexander, his son, and his lord, Walter son of Alan, and all their ancestors and successors, and for the salvation of himself and his wife and all their heirs, that land in Galloway which is called Godenech (AYR) by stated bounds. Additionally, he gave to the aforesaid church that land which is called Barmuir (AYR) by stated bounds. He gave all this land to the church of Melrose in free, pure and perpetual alms for two marks of silver to be returned to him and his heirs at two times annually, without any terrestrial service, custom and secular exaction, save the aforesaid payment to him and his heirs and save their charters which they have from Walter son of Alan, his lord, concerning Mauchline (AYR) and having been quitclaimed by him and his heirs in perpetuity.
1204 X 4 December 1214
_Melrose Liber_, i, no. 72 x death of King William I