Ness son of Ness of Waughton has given and made firm by this his charter to Melrose Abbey, for the soul of his lord, Earl Patrick, and the soul of Countess Ada and for the souls of all the ancestors and successors and for the soul of himself and the soul of his wife and for the soul of all his ancestors, successors, relatives and friends, in free, pure and perpetual alms, ten acres of arable land from the field of Ness in the territory of ‘Liveringham’ (ELO?) by the bounds which have been assigned and perambulated by him in the presence of these good men, namely, William of ‘Crennescawe’, Waltheof son of Patrick and Robert, his brother, free, unbound and quit from all terrestrial service, custom and secular exaction. He and his heir will support and will warrant the land to them against all men and will acquit them from all forinsec and terrestrial service [owed] towards the earl and other lords in perpetuity.
1182 X 1227
probably thirteenth century
succession of Earl Patrick I x successor of Andrew, dean of Tyningham