William, son and heir of Walter of Ryedale, at the petition of his wife, Isabella, has granted and made firm by this his charter to Melrose Abbey, for the salvation of Sir Patrick of Ryedale and Walter of Ryedale, his father, and for the salvation of himself and his wife, Isabella, and for the souls of all their ancestors and successors, the donation which Isabella, his wife, made to the monks of an oxgang of land in the territory of Whitton (ROX) which her father, William, persona of Hownam, bought from Geoffrey the cook and donated to her with Geoffrey’s charter and the confirmation of Sir Patrick of Ryedale, by stated bounds which include the dowry of Matilda Corbet, in free, pure and perpetual alms, unbound from all terrestrial service, custom and secular exaction. He and his heirs will acquit them from all service against all men in perpetuity.
late 12th/early 13th century
William son of John appears in the late twelfth/early thirteenth century (_Melr. Lib._, no. 196; _Melr. Lib._, no. 134) as do the others in the witness list