People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 1/27/0 (Douglas, iv, no. 2)

The king and overlord of Scotland [Edward I] writes to Alan, bishop of Caithness, chancellor of Scotland, commanding that he, under the common seal appointed for the government of Scotland, on the part of the guardians of the kingdom of Scotland, constituted by the king, give strictly in charge to the sheriff and his baillies of Lanark, that, according to the law and custom of the kingdom of Scotland, they cause William of Douglas, knight, to be summoned to appear before the king at Berwick on the morrow of the feast of St Peter ad vincula coming, to answer to him for contempt of his mandate recently addressed to him, and to the abbot and convent of Melrose, regarding injuries, damage and grievances done by Douglas to them, as they allege. And that the same sheriff and baillies shall, on his behalf inhibit the said William that in the meantime he shall not inflict injury on the said abbot and convent.
Firm date
3 July 1291
Dating Notes
3rd day of July [1291]
Place date (modern)
Place date (document)
Berewyk super Twed
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Source for Data Entry
Fraser, Douglas, iv, no. 2
Trad. ID
Douglas, iv, no. 2
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Charter type

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Appointment of guardians of Scotland no
3 Jul. 1291 Command to see that William Douglas is summoned to appear before King Edward yes Edward I, king of England (d.1307)

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Date Short Summary Subject Object
3 Jul. 1291 Baillie of Unknown, sheriff of Lanark (Employment relationship) Baillies of Lanark Unknown, sheriff of Lanark