People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/551/4 (Dunf. Reg., no. 86)

John of Strachan, son and heir of the late Sir Ranulf of Strachan knight, at Edinburgh Castle in the king’s chamber in the presence of Sir William de St Clare, sheriff of Edinburgh; Sir John of Lindsey, chamberlain of the lord king; Sir Richard of Straiton; Patrick of Lemington, clerk of the livery; Master John of Musselburgh, clerk of the provender; Master William of Cramond, clerk of the Wardrobe of the lord king; Sir William Bisset; William Clerk, constable of the castle of Edinburgh; William of Ramsey; John of Ramsey; Simon of ‘Eskendy’; Simon of Leslie; Randino de Wardrobe; Alexander of Meldrum; Alan of Wauchope; William of Moray; William of Mastertown; Thomas of Logie; Alan de Camera, and others, has restored and resigned by rod and staff into the hand of Sir Alexander [III], illustrious king of Scotland, all his land of Beath Waldeve (in Dunfermline ph., FIF), with all men and cottars staying on that land, and with all their posterity.
Firm date
Saturday 21 May 1278
Dating Notes
First Saturday after the feast of St Dunstan the archbishop in the month of May, 1278, at the Castle of Maidens in Edinburgh.
Place date (modern)
Edinburgh Castle
Place date (document)
castrum puellarum de Edenburg'
Related Place
Edinburgh Castle
Source for Data Entry
Dunfermline Registrum, no. 86
Trad. ID
Dunf. Reg., no. 86
Calendar number
Charter type
Identified as half of Beath Waldeve (FIF) in Dunf. Reg., no. 87

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Supplication to append seal no
Saturday 21 May 1278 Resignation of land of Beath Waldeve (FIF) yes

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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
Saturday 21 May 1278 Half of Beath Waldeve (FIF) John of Strachan