Inquisition [under the king’s writ awanting] before Sir William de Montacute warden of Berwick, and Master John of Weston, chamberlain of Scotland, on Saturday next before the Translation of St Edward king and martyr, in the 8th year, by John of the Hall [and 12 other jurors], whether Richard and Roland, sons of William of Roxburgh, a burgess, were guilty of trafficking with the Scots rebels, as alleged by Sir Nicholas of Kingston. They find that Henry of Bentley, the king’s coroner, issued from the town to harass the Scots, and halted for some time at the villa of Lamberton. It was rumoured he had been killed by the Scots, and among others who hastened to the walls of Berwick and outside, were these boys Richard and Roland, with another boy, a son of said Henry’s. They passed the gate to the field of St Mary Magdalene, and after playing some time, returned; and near the towngate Richard lost his rudiment song-book and began to cry, and for fear of his master they all went back to the field to look for, but could not find the book. On returning to the town Sir Nicholas met them, asking who they were, when they told him their father’s name. But he seised and still keeps them in custody. Richard is 11 and Roland is 9 years old. The jurors acquit them and append their seals ut supra.
Saturday 12 October 1314
Saturday next before the Translation of St Edward king and martyr, in the 8th year