People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 1/51/29 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 372b)

In the aforementioned year and indiction (1296), in the month of July, the tenth day, in the presence of the notary [Andrew (son of) William de Tang] and the witnesses recorded below called especially, lord John, king of Scotland, at the benevolence of the king of England, not by force or fear of coersion, submitted absolutely himself and his realm of Scotland, and all right that he had there, saving for himself life and limb, except for the incarceration of his body. He also returned by pure wish to his lord the said realm with its homages and all rights and universal pertinents, and the royal dignity and honours, and all lands, possessions, and immovable and moveable goods. All this was received by lord Antony, bishop of Durham in the name of the said lord king of England, together with the royal seal (which was enclosed in a certain purse under his privy seal), demitted and handed over. Done in the Castle of Brechin on the day and month stated above, in the presence of lord Antony, bishop of Durham, and the noble men Sir John Comyn of Badenoch, senior, Sir Brian fitz Alan, knights, and Master Alexander Kenney, clerk of the said king of Scotland, then chancellor.
Firm date
10 July 1296
Dating Notes
In the aforementioned year and indiction (1296), in the month of July, the tenth day
Place date (modern)
Brechin Castle
Place date (document)
castro Brechinensi
Related Place
Brechin Castle
Source for Data Entry
Stevenson, Documents, ii, 61, no. 372b
Trad. ID
Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 372b
Calendar number
Charter type
Public Instrument

Total number of associated factoids: 20