Ranulf de Soules, son of William de Soules, for that ploughgate of land in Gilmerton (MLO) which his paternal uncle Ranulf (I) de Soules, butler of the king of Scots, gave and established in perpetual alms to Newbattle Abbey, and which Ranulf (II) has established by his charter, he has given and by his charter established one ploughgate of land and five acres in the aforesaid villa of Gilmerton in exchange, namely, 90 (?) acres between those two roads, one leading from Edinburgh towards the south, the other towards ‘Malevin’ (Melville, MLO), and the other twenty acres towards the bounds of Woolmet (MLO) and ‘Loggeton’. He also grants them and establishes right of free and reasonable entrance and exit without the disturbance of his sheep and other animals, from one of their lands into another. He grants and establishes this in perpetual alms, free and quit from all services and assises and gelds and from all secular exaction.
circa 1170 X 1207
Succession × murder of Ranulf (II) de Soules. After _Newb. Reg._, no. 37, and probably after _RRS_ ii, no. 90.
Source for Data Entry
Newbattle Registrum, no. 38
Newb. Reg., no. 38
These two roads sound very much like the current A701 and A772.