People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/60/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 420)

The master and brethren of the hospital of St Leonard of Berwick write to [Edward] their lord king, noting that whereas their predecessors were seised of a ploughgate of land in Liddesdale in Scotland, which was established by each king of Scotland successively, until the time of Master William Feugers, then master of the hospital; at which time thieves from Scotland came there by night and killed their brethren and their people who were there, and burned their houses and destroyed all. Ever since, the lords of Soules have kept them out of the land until Sir John de St John, who was then guardian of Scotland, verbally put them into that land by command of the lord king. Out of which land the lady of Wake, Sir John Butetourte and Sir William de Soules ejected them and still keep them dispossessed whereof they pray grace and remedy.
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Stevenson, Documents, ii, 158-9, no. 420
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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Confirmation of ploughgate in Liddesdale no
unavailable Command to put Hospital of St Leonard in seisin no
1297 Petition concerning ploughgate of land in Liddesdale yes