Note that because Robert Bruce the younger, who was in the homage and allegiance of the king of England for the earldom of Carrick, but because of evil advice, rose up in war against the king his lord, has surrendered himself to the peace and will of the king, in hope of receiving his mercy, the king, because of the good services done to the king and his ancestors by the ancestors and kin of Robert, and because of the good service that Robert has promised to do in time to come, has declared […] his will and grace in the following manner: Robert, and his men, and his tenants in Carrick, shall be unharmed in life and limb, and in lands and tenements, and free from imprisonment. If it happens by papal ordinance, truce or peace declared in the war with Scotland or France, the aforesaid Robert were so hindered that he could not enjoy his own estates, of which he is now seised in Scotland, the king promises to take his loss into account, so that he may have a reasonable income. The king grants to Robert that he be not disinherited of any land which may come to him by right of his father in England or Scotland. The king grants to Robert the wardship and marriage of the son and heir of the earl of Mar. Because [Robert fears that the ?] realm of Scotland might be removed from the hands of the king and delivered to John Balliol or his son, or that the right might be put into question, or reversed and repealed in a new judgment, the king […] grants to Robert that he may pursue his right, and he will give him a fair hearing and treat him justly in court. The king promises help and advice to Robert if by chance the right ought to be tried elsewhere. If any persons wish to vex Robert, the king will support him in his right and defend him, so far as a lord should do his man.
late 1301 X early 1302
late 1301 or early 1302
Around the time of the release of John Balliol from papal custody