People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 5/1/0 (Abdn. Burgh Chrs., no. 3)

[Edward I], the king and governor of the kingdom of Scotland, addresses John of Guildford, keeper of the castles of Aberdeen and Kincardine, and states that whereas John de Balliol recently appeared before him in his parliament at Berwick-upon-Tweed, and craved that the foresaid kingdom of Scotland be adjudged to him by Edward, and that sasine thereof be given, by right of succession, to him as next heir of Margaret, daughter of the king of Norway, queen of Scotland, and granddaughter of the late Alexander [III], the last king of Scotland; and whereas having heard and understood the petitions and pleas both of John de Balliol and of other claimants of the kingdom, and having diligently examined the foresaid petitions and pleas, Edward has found John de Balliol to be the next heir of the foresaid Margaret with regard to the succession of the kingdom of Scotland; wherefore Edward has delivered the kingdom of Scotland and sasine thereof to John de Balliol, saving the rights of himself and his heirs. Edward commands John of Guildford to give, without delay, to John de Balliol, or his representatives bearing his letters, sasine of the castles of Aberdeen and Kincardine, with all pertinents, together with all other things entrusted to John of Guildford by the king’s signature, and according to his instructions in the custody of the foresaid castles.
Firm date
18 November 1292
Dating Notes
18th day of November is stipulated in the charter, John de Balliol was made king in 1292
Place date (modern)
Place date (document)
Berewik super Twedam
Related Place
Source for Data Entry
Aberdeen Burgh Charters, 291-2, no. 3
Trad. ID
Abdn. Burgh Chrs., no. 3
Calendar number
Charter type

Total number of associated factoids: 15