Walter son of Alan son of Walter, steward of the king of Scotland, has granted and by this his charter established to Melrose Abbey, in free, pure and perpetual alms, Mauchline (AYR) between the land of Mauchline and the land of Gilbert son of Richer, by stated bounds which Walter, his grandfather, and Alan, his father, who gave this gift to the monks, proceeded to perambulate. With this land, he granted and established to them the untilled land and haugh on the northern part of the River Ayr which they wanted to develop and the fishery in the mouth of the River Ayr with one principal net. Additionally, he granted and established to them the whole pasture of his forest, by stated bounds, and one ploughgate of land to be developed in that place, free and quit from all service, except five marks of silver which they will render to him and his heirs annually, save only his forest in beasts and sheep, and he will acquit them of all forinsec service [owed] to their lord king. Walter states that his lord, King William, granted and by his charter established this gift as his own alms, and additionally, he granted to the monks the donation which Richard Wallace made to Melrose Abbey of the land of Barmuir (AYR) and of Godenech (AYR) with all their pertinents as the charter of Richard testifies and as is contained in the confirmation of Alan, his father, which the monks have from him.
1204 X 1212
death of Alan Stewart x death of Ralph, bishop of Down, formerly abbot of Melrose