Alexander Fraser, for the salvation of his soul, and his ancestors, successors and all the deceased faithful, gave, granted and by this his present charter established to Melrose Abbey all that land, with its buildings and pertinents, in the villa of Berwick-upon-Tweed (BWK) which he bought from John Monk, burgess of Berwick, lying between the land of Adam Monk, John’s brother, to the south, and the land of the abbot and convent of Melrose to the north. It is to be had and held by the monks and their successors from the lord king and his heirs in free, pure and perpetual alms. They are to provide to the king, Alexander’s lord, and the castle of Berwick all the owed and customary service. Alexander promises warrandice.
late thirteenth or early fourteenth century
an Alexander Fraser appears in a charter from the 1270s (_C.A. Rent._, 336, no. 45).]