John of Graham, lord of Dalkeith, has confirmed by his present charter the donation of the land of Balnebuch (MLO), which Peter of Graham made to the monks of Newbattle in free alms, as the charter of Peter provided to him carries fully within it. Additionally, for the salvation of his soul, and for the souls of all his ancestors and successors, gives, grants and by this his charter confirms to Newbattle Abbey general license to quarry the rock called, in the vernacular, ‘sclaytsayn’ [Something to do with slate?] in his quarry of Dalkeith (MLO), either within Braid Wood or outside of it, to take shelter in his house, to have free entrance and exit with their men and carriages, and to have freedom at his pasture, as much in, as out of Braid Wood, excluding the meadows and grain-fields. Additionally, he gives, grants and by this his charter establishes to the monks and their successors free transit through his land which lies from the south part of the river of Suytheske, with their goods and carriages. They will have all of the aforesaid in free, pure and perpetual alms, and John promises warrandice.