Richard of Leicester, burgess of Perth, has given, granted, and by this his present charter established to Balmerino Abbey one land in the burgh of Perth, namely, that which he bought from Agnes daughter of Swatebrand which lies between the land of the aforesaid monks and the land of William Whitebeard in the street of the cellars, holding and having of Richard in his lifetime, free and quit, rendering annually 1 ½ marks on the two terminals, that is, 16s. 8d. at Pentecost and 16s. 8d. at Martinmas, for all service, custom and exaction. After his death, he wills that the aforesaid land shall stay with the monks of Balmerino for his soul, quit of secular service and exaction and demand in perpetuity, saving the service of the lord king.
13 December 1229 X circa 1241
Foundation of Balmerino Abbey × period (1238-41) when St Edward is dropped from charter formulae. Richard of Leicester appears in charters of Balmerino Abbey and Scone Abbey in the 1230s and 1240s.