People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/17/66 (Lenn. Cart., 45)

Malcolm, earl of Lennox, has given, granted and by this his present charter established at feu-ferme to Cessan Óg son of Cessan Óg, his heirs, his representatives, and the representatives of his heirs, that virgate of land of Finnich (STL), which in Gaelic is called Blarvotych, and similarly Drumfynvoych, viz.: that which is near the land of Croy (Croy Cunningham, Killearn, STL), by its correct bounds, with all its pertinents, freedoms and easements which are specified. They are to render to Malcolm and his heirs annually at Catter (STL), on the feast of All Saints, twenty-stone of cheese in accordance with the standard weight of cheese of Lothian, for all other exaction and demand, save the forinsec service of the king which pertains to one quarter ploughgate of Finnich. Malcolm promises warrandice.
Firm date
1286 X 19 July 1333
Probable date
probably × 27 Apr. 1296
Dating Notes
× death of Earl Malcolm, prob. × capture or Sir William Olifard at Dunbar
Source for Data Entry
Lennox Cartulary, 45
Trad. ID
Lenn. Cart., 45
Calendar number
Charter type
Note that there were two Sir William Olifards who were active in the Wars of Independence. The elder one is apparently the one who witnesses these charters; he was imprisoned from 27 Apr. 1296 to 8 Sept. 1297, was commander of Stirling Castle from some point after 1299 to 1304. He was again imprisoned by the English from 20 July 1304 to 24 May 1308; and was then in the English army from Nov. 1309 to Jan. 1313; then imprisoned by Bruce (Scots Peerage, vi, 532). This career suggests that activity of this type in the Lennox probably happened before the 1296 capture at Dunbar.

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Date Short Summary Title Holder
1286 X 19 Jul. 1333 earl of Lennox Malcolm (I) or (II), earl of Lennox
1286 X 19 Jul. 1333 king Robert [Bruce] I, king of Scots (d.1329)
1286 X 19 Jul. 1333 Dominus (Lord/Sir) Duncan, son of Aulay (mac Amlaíb)
1286 X 19 Jul. 1333 Dominus (Lord/Sir) William Oliphant, knight (d.1313)
1286 X 19 Jul. 1333 knight Duncan, son of Aulay (mac Amlaíb)
1286 X 19 Jul. 1333 knight William Oliphant, knight (d.1313)