John, abbot of Arbroath, and the convent of the same place, by the unanimous consent and assent of their whole chapter, have granted and leased at ferme to Geoffrey Runewald, son of the late Robert Runewald, burgess of Arbroath, one parcel of land which belongs to the officials of the monks’ community from the gift of the late Adam, the chamberlain, lying in Covegate Street (in Arbroath, ANG) between the house which Adam son of Martin made and the land of Laurence Cryne. Thenceforth, Geoffrey and his heirs are to render to the guard of the monks’ community, whomever he may be at the time, twelve pennies at two times of the year, viz. six pennies at the feast of Pentecost and six pennies at the feast of Saint Martin in winter, the first time of payment starting at the feast of Pentecost in the year of grace 1304. If Geoffrey dies without heirs, it will be permitted for the monks to administer and regulate the land and man-made buildings, according to their will.
13 November 1301 X 17 May 1304
probably early in 1304
consecration of Nicholas, abbot of Arbroath, (John’s predecessor) to see of Dunblane × date of the first render of the ferme owed by Geoffrey