People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/83/2 (Canterbury, Reg. B, fos. 304v-305r )

Prior Thomas [Ringmer] and the chapter of Christ Church, Canterbury write to Alexander, king of Scotland, relating that G., a monk of Arbroath, had recently visited Canterbury bearing letters from the king regarding his proposed charity, and that the chapter of Christ Church agreed to undertake to feed thirteen of the poor every Tuesday, deservedly commending the devotion of so great a king which he displays towards the church and the glorious martyr Thomas, on the terms arranged between the chapters of Canterbury and Arbroath by their respective letters-patent.
Firm date
Saturday 7 August 1283
Dating Notes
Saturday after feast of St Oswald the king and martyr, 1283
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Place date (document)
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Source for Data Entry
Library of the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church, Canterbury, Register B, fos. 304v-305r
Trad. ID
Canterbury, Reg. B, fos. 304v-305r
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Letter (correspondence)
Barrow, ‘A Scottish Collection at Canterbury’, SHR xxxi (1952), 16-17

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Letters regarding a proposed charity for Canterbury no
Saturday 7 Aug. 1283 Statement concerning arrangements made between chapters of Canterbury and Arbroath yes

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Date Short Summary Title Holder
Saturday 7 Aug. 1283 king of Scots Alexander III, king of Scots (d.1286)
Saturday 7 Aug. 1283 Dominus (Lord/Sir) G., monk of Arbroath
Saturday 7 Aug. 1283 prior of Christ Church, Canterbury Thomas Ringmer, prior of Christ Church, Canterbury
Saturday 7 Aug. 1283 monk of Arbroath G., monk of Arbroath