People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 5/7/0 (Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 181)

William de Boyville, the knight, keeper of the castle of Dumfries, Kirkcudbright, and Wigtown addresses Sir Alexander de Balliol, chamberlain of the kingdom of Scotland, and states that he has received from the baillies of the burgh of Dumfries eight pounds of sterling for the sustenance of his familia of the aforesaid castles, by the hand of Robert of Nam, burgess of the same burgh, from his ferme from the end of [the feast] of St Martin nearest past. And he states that Alexander and others are being held for the said eight shillings which were assigned to him by Lord Edward, king of England and overlord of Scotland.
Firm date
25 November 1291
Dating Notes
on the day of St Catherine in the year of grace 1291
Place date (modern)
Place date (document)
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Source for Data Entry
Stevenson, Documents, i, 258-9, no. 181
Trad. ID
Stevenson, Docs., i, no. 181
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Charter type
Referred to as letter patent
Original (contemporary)
CDS, ii, no. 550 TNA: E39/100/187(5) NRS: RH5/128

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Receipt of £8 no
unavailable Concession of £8 no
25 Nov. 1291 Notification of receipt of £8 yes