Walter son of Alan, steward of the lord king of Scotland, for the honour of God and peace of the church and the great monastery of Melrose, states that he wants to make provision in relation to the charter which Walter, his grandfather, gave to the monks of Melrose. He states that he thought it wise to declare that in part of the charter his grandfather spoke of untilled land, haugh and forest pasture. He states that clarity and security are needed in respect to these possessions. Therefore, he granted to the aforesaid monks all the untilled land and haugh, so much as is in his forest which located on the northern part of the River Ayr (AYR), and he states that all his forest to be made use of by the monks according to certain specified restrictions. Now too he also granted to them use of all the easements and utilities in the same forest, with further specified restrictions. He gave, granted and by this his charter established all this to the monks in perpetuity.
2 November 1208 X 1241
dates of Walter Stewart II
Source for Data Entry
Melrose Liber, i, no. 73; witnesses entered from Nat. MSS Scot., no. 53