People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 1/27/0 (Duncan, May Docs., no. 58)

Privy seal writ of Edward I narrating that he has received the complaint of Reading abbey that May and Pittenweem were long in their peaceful possession, and that William, bishop of St Andrews, the prior of St Andrews, and others invading the isle of May, removed the goods and chattels of Reading, consumed some, and maltreated the men of the same abbey there, to the damage of Reading and against the king’s peace. He orders Aymer de Valence to give justice to the abbot.
Firm date
2 September 1306
Dating Notes
second day of September in the thirty-forth year of our king
Place date (modern)
Newbrough in Tynedale
Place date (document)
Neuburgh in Tyndale
Related Place
Source for Data Entry
A. A. M. Duncan, ‘Documents relating to the Priory of the Isle of May, c. 1140- 1313’, PSAS 90, no. 58
Trad. ID
Duncan, May Docs., no. 58
Calendar number
Charter type
Public Record Office, London, Ancient Correspondence, XLVII/89.

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Request for aid from king due to Bishop William Wishart actions at May Priory no
unavailable Gift of isle of May and manor of Pittenweem (FIF) no
2 Sept. 1306 Command to give justice to Reading Abbey concerning May Priory yes

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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
2 Sept. 1306 Land of Scotland Edward I, king of England (d.1307)