Brother Bernard, abbot of Arbroath, and the convent of the same place, by the express consent and assent of their whole chapter, gave, granted and by their present charter established to Malcolm of Monymusk, son of the late lord Thomas of Monymusk, all their land of Forglen (BNF) which pertains to the Bracbennoch, with all its pertinents, along with the right of the patronage of the church of the same land. Additionally, the monks granted to Malcolm and his heirs his own court of the men residing in the land, for all pleas and quarrels arising within the land, with the amercements and escheats justly coming forth. However, the monks and their successors reserve the four pleas pertaining to the crown of the lord king in all things. For the land which pertains to the Bracbennoch, Malcolm and his heirs will provide service in the army of the lord king in the monks’ name, as often as the work will occur, for all other secular service and demand. For the feu-ferme, Malcolm and his heirs are to render to the monks and their successors at Arbroath forty shillings of silver annually at two times of the year, viz.: twenty shillings at the feast of Saint Martin in winter and twenty shillings at the feast of Pentecost, and he and his heirs will furnish an oath of fidelity to them, their successors and their monastery.
1309 X Thursday 20 February 1315
last attestation of Bernard’s predecessor as abbot × _Arb. Lib._, i, no. 340 (Thursday nearest before the feast of the cathedral of Saint Peter the apostle (22 February) in the year of grace 1314)