Orabilis, daughter and heir of Sir Ness, has given, granted, and by this his present charter established, to St Andrews Priory, ‘Davach Icthar Hathyn’ (‘davoch of lower Ethie’, in Ethie parish, ANG?) by its right bounds, in perpetual alms. She also grants the canons common pasture for themselves and their men in all of ‘Hathin’ (Ethie?).
2 April 1172 X 4 August 1188
perhaps circa 1183 × 15 Mar. 1187
Consecration of Bishop Matthew of Aberdeen × Orabilis’ charter as countess of Mar (3/18/8), probably between death of Earl Morgan of Mar and Hugh, bishop of St Andrews’ confirmation of Leuchars church (2/10/101).
Source for Data Entry
St Andrews Liber, 290-1 (copied twice)
St A. Lib., 290-1
See Tayor, PNF, iv, for the argument that this place was in Angus. Note the malediction clause at the end of this charter.
This charter belongs to a time well after Ness’s grant of Leuchars: at this point Orabilis appears to have already divorced Adam son of Duncan (I earl of Fife) and was not yet married to Earl Gillecrist of Mar, who nevertheless witnesses. The most likely time for this charter is just before her marriage to Earl Gillecrist. This charter was evidently written before her charter as countess of Mar (3/18/8), which seems to have dated to before Bishop Hugh’s confirmation of probably 1187 (2/10/101).