Nicholas, abbot of Arbroath, and the convent of the same place, by the expressed consent of his whole chapter, give, grant and by their present charter establish to Richard son of Christian son of Lachlan and his heirs all their lands which they hold in the burgh of Stirling (STL) lying between the land of the abbot and convent of Culross to the south, and the land of the abbot and convent of Cambuskenneth, which Richard held at ferme, to the north, which John of Drylaw held from Arbroath by hereditary right, and which William, son and heir of the late John, for the failure of service owed to Arbroath, returned and resigned in perpetuity, by rod and staff, in the monks’ full chapter at Arbroath. The land is to be held and had by Richard and his heirs in free burgage from the monks and their successors, with all the commodities, etc.; however, Arbroath reserves the justice of the regality and their other rights in the land whenever they want to have them. Richard and his heirs are to render to the monks and their successors four shillings and six pennies of silver at two times of the year, viz. half at the feast of Pentecost and the other half at the feast of Saint Martin in winter, and they specify other conditions concerning hospitality, etc. Additionally, the monks wish that Richard and his heirs may alleviate the ferme owed to the monks from two pieces of land which Thomas Saucer and William of Kirkcaldy, the clerks, held within the monks’ lands, along with the service owed to the monks by reason of hospitality, and they should answer to the monks for the ferme. Richard and his heirs will in no way sell, subinfeudate, alienate or lease at ferme the lands and hospitality to any person, except by the consent of the abbot and convent, whomever they may be at the time.
16 October 1299 X 13 November 1301
last appearance of Henry, abbot of Arbroath × election of Nicholas, abbot of Arbroath to see of Dunblane