People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 6/2/4 (IP, 62)

On 15 May [1296] at Roxburgh, there being present the noble lords, Walter de Beauchamp, John Tregotz, John Merk, and Thomas of Bicknor, knights, called and summoned to be witnesses, with other knights, clerks, and laymen in a large gathering, and the Notary named below; John, the late brother of James the Steward, a knight, compelled as he said neither by force nor by fear, but of his own accord, came into the the trust and obedience of the king of England; and alliances, contracts, agreements, and pacts (by whichever term they be defined), if those entered into at any time with the king of the French, in his name or with his consent, against his lord the king of England, had been in force, and whatever consequences that might come from them, in any way, now or in the future, so far as he was able or so far as it related to him or his own, he annulled for himself and for his heirs, and declared that they would be null and void, willingly, clearly, and absolutely, in so far as they had taken effect, he expressly renounced the same with every advantage that could accrue from them; and having taken hold of and kissed the most holy gospels of God, he performed fealty to the king of England, and in respect of his fealty so performed, he wrote his letters patent, drawn up in his name, sealed with the impression of his authentic pendant seal.
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15 May 1296
Dating Notes
15 May in the year and indiction aforementioned
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Source for Data Entry
Thomson, Instrumenta Publica, p. 62 [TNA, MS C47/23/3, m. 1]
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IP, 62
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Public Instrument
The Ragman Roll: TNA, MS C47/23/3, m. 1

Total number of associated factoids: 18