In 1290, on 19 April, at Lochmaben, an agreement was made between Sir Robert de Bruce, lord of Annandale, for one part, and Sir Nicholas of Biggar, knight, for the other part. Nicholas granted and quitclaimed for himself and his heirs to Robert all right and claim which he has or ought to have in the tenements held in Garioch by Sir Robert, Sir John de Balliol and Sir John of Hastings. Nicholas, at the expense of Bruce, will pursue his rights against those holding those lands and if he recovers from Hastings and Balliol by law, Bruce will give him 40 marks worth of land for them, that is, 20 marks from the part of John Balliol and 20 marks from the part of John of Hastings; to hold of Robert and his heirs for the service of the 20th part of a knight.
19 April 1290
1291, Wednesday, after the feast of SS Tiburtius and Valerianus