Simon Post, in the presence of Alexander, sheriff of Stirling and Walter (III) of Lindsey, sheriff of Berwick, at that time justiciars of Lothian, and in the presence of the grieves and burgesses of Berwick, has quitclaimed to Newbattle Abbey that land on The Ness [‘le Nees’] which he held in the villa of Berwick for a half mark which they gave to him in his greatest necessity in front of the grieves of Berwick, namely, Richard of Nottingham, Simon Maunsel, Adam Fleming and many others, to have and to hold free and quit. The seals of Alexander, sheriff of Stirling, Walter (III) of Lindsey, and the common seal of the Burgesses of Berwick are appended.
circa 1208 X circa 1215
Alexander and Walter as justiciars of Lothian.
Source for Data Entry
Newbattle Registrum, no. 186
Newb. Reg., no. 186
Cf. Newb. Reg., no. 223 (20 June 1203), which mentions a grant of land on The Ness in Berwick by one otherwise unknown ‘Arnald Bernane’.