Richard le Waleys (Wallace), the knight, states that while the abbot and convent of Melrose may have held [Godenech and Barmuir] for an annual render of two marks [paid] to his ancestors and him for recognition of the whole land of Godenech and Barmuir (AYR) conveyed [to the monks] in free and perpetual alms as contained in their charters, Richard relaxed and quitclaimed in perpetuity to Melrose Abbey, for a certain sum of money which the monks paid to him in his need, the payment of two marks which the monk released for the land of Godenech and Barmuir (AYR) which they held from Richard and his ancestors, in free and perpetual alms, as contained in their charters. Accordingly, he quitclaimed and resigned in perpetuity all rights and claim which he or his heirs had or were able to have in the lands or in any of the easements in the lands in perpetuity.
1247 X 1283
probably ca. 1269 x 1272
dates of William Comyn as lord of Kilbride (_SHS Misc._, xiii, 29). Note that Ralph de Par’ occurs as dean of Ayr between 1269 and 1272 (Watt and Murray, _Fasti_, 237).