Letters patent by Patrick de Dunbar, earl of March, declaring that as Sir Montesin de Noielan and Sir Emoun de Mauleye, with all the garrison of Newcastle-on-Ayr, were besieged there by the enemy after his own arrival at the castle, and could noways go out with safety, and lost some in their long stay, he commands the clerk of Sir James de Dalilegh to deliver to Sir Montesin 2 qrs. wheat and 1 qr. oats; to Sir Emon, 2 qrs. wheat; to Robert de Necton and Simon de Vilers, 1 qr. of wheat; to John de Vilers, Owyn de Gales, William de Weston, Matthew de Eye, Robert de Elington and John de Wrileg, each 2 bushels of wheat; to ten crossbowmen, each 3 bushels of wheat; and to eleven archers, each 2 bushels of wheat. Total 13 qrs. wheat and 1 qr. oats. When Sir Montesin and Sir Emoun are gone, there will remain eight crossbowmen and eleven archers in garrison, to whom he orders said John to deliver 1 qr. wheat to each crossbowman and to each archer 4 bushels of wheat. Total 13 ½ qrs. of wheat, in lieu of their wages. He himself has had for sustenance in the castle by tallies between his servants and said John, 240 qrs. of wheat and 6 qrs. 6 bushels oats. [following dating clause] To William Marischal and Roger his companion, each 3 bushels of wheat.
Wednesday 21 February 1302
Wednesday after ‘le Quareme privant’, regnal year 30