Philip of Pitcox has given, granted and made firm by this his charter, by the good will and assent of Philip, his son and heir, to Melrose Abbey, for the souls of his lords, Cospatrick and Waltheof, earls of Dunbar, and for the souls of his father and mother and all his ancestors, and for the salvation of his lord, Patrick, earl of Dunbar, and for the salvation of himself and Patrick, his son and heir, and all his successors, that land in the territory of Pitcox (ELO) which lies between the bounds of the land of the monks of Hartside (ELO) and the river which is called Pressmennan Burn which the monks have secured by his donation and 10 acres in the field of ‘Beleside’ (? along Biel Water) lying near their land of 'Edmundiston' (in Stenton, ELO), in free, pure and perpetual alms. Philip and his heirs will acquit them from all terrestrial service, custom and secular exaction [owed] to the lord king and all others.
1182 X 31 December 1232
probably 1220 x 1232
succession of Earl Patrick I x death of Earl Patrick I. Probable date suggested by appearances of Master William of Earlston in the 1220s (_Melrose Liber_, i, no. 61, _Glasgow Registrum_, i, no. 114)