People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/547/88 (Melr. Lib., no. 348)

John Stewart, brother of Sir James Stewart, for the salvation of his soul and all of his ancestors and successors, and for the salvation of Margaret, his spouse, and their children, has given, granted and by this his present charter established to Melrose Abbey, and especially, to light one candle at the tomb of Saint Waltheof, abbot [of Melrose], two pounds of wax, in honour of the aforesaid saint, during the fair of Roxburgh. It is to be rendered from John’s lands or [as] a payment, since wax will be able to be commonly bought in the country. And lest any disturbance should arise concerning this annual render, he binds himself and his heirs by the present charter [to render] the two pounds of wax or the aforesaid payment.
Firm date
25 December 1296
Dating Notes
on the day of the nativity of the lord in the year of grace 1296
Place date (modern)
Place date (document)
Nigram aulam
Related Place
Source for Data Entry
Melrose Liber, no. 348
Trad. ID
Melr. Lib., no. 348
Calendar number
Charter type
Original (contemporary)
NAS, GD 55/348

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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
25 Dec. 1296 Land of John Stewart John Stewart of Bunkle (d.1298)