Robert, king of Scots, for the salvation of his soul and for the salvation of the souls of all his predecessors and successors, kings of Scotland, has given, granted and by this his present charter established to Arbroath Abbey all the land which they have and hold within the parish of Tarves (ABN) from the gift of Alexander II, the king, the son of William, late king of Scotland, along with the following liberties: viz, that the abbot and monks may have, hold and possess all the lands with their pertinents in regality which they held or were able to hold in the future. Likewise, he wishes and grants that the abbot and monks may be free and quit from suit of court which hitherto they were accustomed to provide for the lands at the king’s court of Aberdeen, and they may be free and quit of the one mark which hitherto they were accustomed to render annually to the burgh of Fyvie (ABN) for a toll. Furthermore, he grants that the land and its inhabitants may be free from all prises, etc.; however, he reserves the service of the lands owed and customary in the time of Alexander III, king of Scotland, his predecessor, and the prayers of the monks for every other thing which they will be able to extract in the future. Furthermore, he wishes and grants that the abbot and monks and their bailies may have and hold the court of regality in the lands for all speeches at the regality, just as they hitherto held or were able to hold the court of regality at Arbroath. Additionally, he mandates and orders that the justiciars, sheriffs, provosts and their bailies should defend the monks and their men in the aforesaid liberties.
26 February 1313
on the 26th day of February in the seventh year of our reign