People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 4/26/9 (NRS, GD 254/1)

An agreement is formed between Duncan and Patrick, brothers, and Ela and Christiana, sisters, the spouses of Sirs D[uncan] and P[atrick], on one side, and Gilbert of Cleish, knight, on the other, over the perambulation that was formerly made of the lands of Crambeth (now Dowhill, KNR) and Cleish (KNR), by precept of the lord king Alexander, by Michael de Muhaut and Philip of Meldrum, then justiciars of Scotia, on the day of Blessed Gregory the Pope (12 Mar.), in the year of the Lord 1252, namely that the said Gilbert of Cleish has resigned and quitclaimed to Duncan and Patrick and Ela and Christiana all the land with its pertinents which is to the south of the crag called 'Cragdyroch’, by stated bounds. Duncan and Patrick and Ela and Christiana have granted and quitclaimed to Gilbert in perpetuity all the land below the said crag of 'Cragdyroch’ (Nivingston Craigs) on its north side towards the Gairney Water which has been cultivated, ploughed and sown from the time of Gilbert to the present day, by stated bounds, in such a way that the uncultivated land will be shared in common between the two parties. They have also granted to Gilbert a free watercourse from the aforesaid burn of Loch Glow to his mill of Cleish. The following are witnesses: Sir Michael de Muhaut and Philip of Meldrum, justiciars, Sirs David of Lochore and John of Kinross, sheriffs of Fife and of Kinross, and Sir Gilbert of Ruthven and the courts of Fife, Fothrif and Kinross, who have attached their seals.
Firm date
12 March 1253
Probable date
12 Mar. 1253, or soon thereafter
Dating Notes
Day of the Blessed Pope Gregory, 1252.
Source for Data Entry
NRS, GD 254/1. New edition to be published soon in S. Taylor, The Place-Names of Kinross-shire.
Trad. ID
NRS, GD 254/1
Calendar number
Charter type
Original (contemporary)
NRS, GD 254/1

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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
12 Mar. 1253 Lands of Dunfermline Abbey (KNR) Dunfermline Abbey (fd.1128)