People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 4/4/21 (Melr. Lib., no. 414)

In 1310, at Wedale, an agreement is made between lord William of Lamberton, bishop of Saint Andrews (on behalf him and his church), and lord William of Fogo, abbot of Melrose (on behalf of him and his convent), concerning a dispute between the parties and their predecessors relating to the land of Caitha [which is] adjacent to the grange of Whitelee [in Melrose, ROX], [and] which the bishop and his predecessors were claiming belonged to them and their church by full right, and which the abbot and convent and their predecessors were claiming belonged to them and their monastery by full right. For the good of peace, the land of Caitha is being held in common during the whole lifetime of the lord bishop, just as it was being held on the day of the appointment of the bishop, excluding the site of the grange of Whitelee and the vaccary, brewery and other buildings, together with the old fort. And all the submissions, compositions, ordinations and end portions of the said land, made from the day of the appointment of the said bishop, all the way into the present day, they should be void and empty, and each lawsuit relating to the land should [be put to] rest during the whole life of the lord bishop. However, after his death, it may be permitted to whomever of his successors, and similarly, to the abbot and convent of Melrose, whomever they may be at the time, to move forward the litigation and to pursue their right of the land and other things.
Firm date
1 September 1310
Dating Notes
in the year of grace 1310 on the first day of September
Place date (modern)
Wedale (Stow)
Place date (document)
Related Place
Wedale (Stow)
Source for Data Entry
Melrose Liber, no. 414
Trad. ID
Melr. Lib., no. 414
Calendar number
Charter type
Original (contemporary)
NAS, GD 55/414

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
1 Sept. 1310 Agreement between William of Lamberton, bishop of St Andrews and William of Fogo, abbot of Melrose yes