People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/254/11 (Melr. Lib., no. 377)

Description
John of Graham, the knight, son and heir of Sir Nicholas of Graham, gave, granted and by this his present charter established, for himself and his heirs, to Melrose Abbey, the whole land of Eskdale (DMF) conveyed to the monks by his ancestors, which the monks held before his time, for the salvation of him and his wife, and the souls of his relatives, ancestors and successors. Additionally, he gave, granted and by this his present charter established to the monks all the right and claim which John or his ancestors had, or John or all his heirs and successors will be able to have in perpetuity, to any right of title in the lands of Eskdale. Additionally, he revokes by the present [charter] whatever right, he and his ancestors had, and he and his heirs and sucessors will be able to have, within the bounds and marches of the land by reason of any reservations or customs. He also grants the aforesaid so that the monks of Melrose may have and possess everything in free, pure and perpetual alms, unbound from all secular service, exaction and demand, and from all annoyance and impediment by him, his heirs, his successors, his bailies and all his men. He and his heirs and successors will be able to extract nothing for the lands, etc. except the support of the prayers of the faithful. John promises warrandice, and additionally, he wishes that whenever brigands or malefactors may be sentenced to death by the monks’ bailies in the court of the abbot and convent, the penalty of death, following the law of the country, is to be carried out at the gallows of Westerkirk by the chosen bailies of John and his heirs and successors, without any opposition.
Firm date
20 October 1299 X 1311
Probable date
probably before 8 May 1309
Dating Notes
appearance of predecessor of Walran, abbot of Kelso × death of Alexander de Balliol, prob. before the production of _Melr. Lib._, ii, no. 378
Source for Data Entry
Melrose Liber, no. 377
Trad. ID
Melr. Lib., no. 377
Calendar number
3/254/11
Charter type
Charter
Language
Latin
Original (contemporary)
yes
Notes
NAS, GD 55/377

Total number of associated factoids: 31

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Date Short Summary Title Holder
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 knight John Graham, knight, son of Nicholas Graham (d. 1306x15)
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 Dominus (Lord/Sir) Nicholas Graham (d.1306)
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 Dominus (Lord/Sir) William of Lamberton, bishop of St Andrews (d.1328)
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 Dominus (Lord/Sir) Waleran, abbot of Kelso (1307-11)
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 Dominus (Lord/Sir) William of Yarm, abbot of Jedburgh (1296-1319)
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 Dominus (Lord/Sir) Roger, abbot of Dryburgh (fl.1308-09)
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 Dominus (Lord/Sir) Robert de Mauley, sheriff of Roxburgh
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 Dominus (Lord/Sir) Alexander Balliol of Cavers (d.c.1311)
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 Dominus (Lord/Sir) William Balliol, knight
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 Dominus (Lord/Sir) John of Landells, knight (late 13C)
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 Dominus (Lord/Sir) Henry of Halliburton, knight (late13/14C)
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 Dominus (Lord/Sir) Adam Gordon III, knight (son of Adam II)
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 bishop of St Andrews William of Lamberton, bishop of St Andrews (d.1328)
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 abbot of Kelso Waleran, abbot of Kelso (1307-11)
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 abbot of Jedburgh William of Yarm, abbot of Jedburgh (1296-1319)
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 abbot of Dryburgh Roger, abbot of Dryburgh (fl.1308-09)
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 sheriff of Roxburgh Robert de Mauley, sheriff of Roxburgh
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 knight Alexander Balliol of Cavers (d.c.1311)
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 knight William Balliol, knight
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 knight John of Landells, knight (late 13C)
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 knight Henry of Halliburton, knight (late13/14C)
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 knight Adam Gordon III, knight (son of Adam II)
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 Dominus (Lord/Sir) John de Heriz, rector of Clerkington
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 rector of Clerkington John de Heriz, rector of Clerkington


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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
20 Oct. 1299 X 1311 Eskdale (DMF) Melrose Abbey (fd.1136)