Thomas de Ravinsher, states that since he was not able to satisfy his creditors, unless he was to sell his land in Waltheofgate in the villa of Berwick (BWK), which he held in his hands, and since he was also compelled by the bailies of the king, and additionally, by abbot of Kelso, to satisfy certain debts [and] was not able to acquire money from another person, except from the said land; he sold to the abbot and convent of Kelso, as the head lord of the feu, the land itself, with all the buildings and its other pertinents belonging to the land, lying between the land of the late Stephen of Hose to the east, and the land of the late Michael of Aberdeen to the west, for the extinquishment of the debts, and established his sale by his present charter. And the rights which he had or was able to have in the land, with its buildings and pertinents, he returned and quitclaimed, by rod and staff, in the full court of the abbot at Berwick, for sixty pounds of sterling to be rendered to him by hands. Penalties are stipulated for Thomas’s failure to abide by the aforesaid.
Friday 28 July 1290
Friday nearest after the feast of St James the apostle in the year of the lord 1290