An agreement is made between Christina, widow of Robert Bruce (V), lord of Annandale, plaintiff, and Robert de Bruce (VI), his son and heir, defendant, as to dower both in England and Scotland. Robert grants her dower from the freehold of his father in the valleys of Annan and Moffat (DMF), as in John, late king of Scotland’s time; also in the manor of Hart as she was dowered by the bishop of Durham. He also grants her the manors of Great Baddow in Essex, and Kempston in Bedford for her life. For which she remits her dower in all the late Robert’s lands in England and Scotland, saving her action against John fitz Marmaduke for her dower in the manor of Straunton in Herterness. She also grants to Robert her dower in the rents of the burghs of Annan and Lochmaben, and profits of the loch of Goldmar, for a reasonable exchange in the villas of Rainpatrick and Gretna (DMF) to be assigned to her. She reserves all her dower from her first husband Adam de Jessemuth’s land in Great Dalton, but grants to Robert the presentation to the church of Dalton. They append seals.
Wednesday 29 April 1296
Wednesday, the Decollation of St John the Baptist, 24th year of Edward I’s reign