Andrew, lord of Newcranston, has given, granted and by this charter established to Thomas of Crichton, burgess of Berwick, sixteen oxgangs of land, with their pertinents, in the territory of Newcranston (MLO), of which William son of Malcolm held two oxgangs of land, Thomas, called Wethyrhyrde, held six oxgangs of land, John Bays (Boyce?) held two oxgangs of land, Ralph son of Robert held two oxgangs of land, and Thomas Gadrecurce held four oxgangs of land. [He also gives] eight acres of land which the cottars held in the northern part of the villa of Newcranston, with their tofts and buildings, and with the whole multure of the land. All of the aforementioned is to be held and had by Thomas of Crichton and his heirs or assignees, from Andrew and his heirs, without reservation in perpetuity, with free entrance and exit, and with all the other pertinents, freedoms, commodities and easements pertaining to the land, without any secular service, custom, exaction and demand. They are to provide forinsec service to the lord King which pertains to the land, and they are to render to Andrew and his heirs two pennies at Pentecost for all secular service, custom, exaction and demand. And Thomas and his heirs or assignees will be free from all suit of court to be provided at Andrew’s court, or that of his heirs, and they will have their own court in the land, without the opposition of him and his heirs. Andrew promises warrandice.
Probably late 13th
late 13th century or early 14th century. Andrew of Cranston appears during this period.