People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 5/3/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 385a)

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Complaints and petitions of women whose husbands are in the king's prisons whose husbands had died in the army against the king, and of others whose husbands have committed offences; to be answered by Sirs Hugh le Despenser, Walter de Beauchamp, king’s steward, John of Droxford, keeper of the king’s wardrobe, and John of Benstede, assigned by the king’s precept. The prioress of Haddington petitions for the houses which she held in the villa of Berwick. The prioress of St Leonard of Perth petitions for 60s. rent, of which the said house was infeofted and seised by Alexander, late king of Scotland, in the villa of St John (Perth). Annabella, who was the wife of Patrick Graham, who was killed in the army against the king at Dunbar, petitions for her inheritance and dowry of the lands of her said husband. To which it was answered that she may petition for and receive her rights which she ought to have before the guardian of the realm of Scotland and the ministers of the lord king and counsellors of the same in the realm. Before the guardian of Scotland. Mary, wife of Sir Richard Siward, who is in the king’s prison, and has (according to what she claims) 50 marks of land with inheritances and dowries; and the same lady claims to have nine children of which four are Richard’s from another wife, and five children who are Simon Fraser’s, her late husband. _For the sustenance of her and her children £40 of land._ Elizabeth, wife of Richard, son of Richard Siward, prays to the lord king her sustenance of 50 marks of land which the said Richard, the father, gave to her in free marriage with the said Richard, his son; which 50 marks of land were contained within the 50 marks of land which belonged to the said Richard the father, as above. Mary, wife of Duncan le Escot [Scott], son of Sir Michael Scott, prays to the lord king her sustenance of £10 of land; Duncan is in the king’s prison because he was captured at Dunbar. _60s. for her sustenance._ Eva ‘wife’ of Sir Alexander Comyn of Badenoch, who was captured at Dunbar, prays to the lord king her sustenance of £40 of land from the dowry of Sir Alexander of Moray, her late husband, and of 80 marks of land from the inheritance of the said Alexander. _30 marks for her sustenance._ Agnes, wife of Richard Marischal, son of David Marischal, who was captured at Dunbar and is in the king’s prison, prays to the lord king her sustenance of 40 marks of land which the said David, the father, gave them in free marriage. _20 marks for sustenance._ Isabella, who was the wife of Simon of Denmuir, petitions for her dowry, from which she was endowed after the death of the said Simon six years past. _She may have everything peacefully._ Alice, wife of William of Lindsey, who is at the Roman curia, and has stayed there for three years already, so it is said, petitions for all the lands of her said husband which are of the inheritance of Alice, and which are valued at £40 per year because she claims that she did not commit any offence or forfeit [them] at any time [thus] the land ought to fall to her inheritance._ She may have a quarter part, that is, £10._ Agnes, wife of Sir Alexander Menzies, captured at Dunbar, who is in the king’s prison, prays to the lord king for her sustenance of 240 marks of land from her heritage (belonging to) her husband, and of £40 of land of her own inheritance. _50 marks for sustenance._ Isabella, wife of Andrew of Synton, who was captured at Dunbar and is in the king’s prison, prays to the lord king for her sustenance of 20 marks of land. _5 marks._ Mariota, wife of Edmund of Ramsey, who was captured on the field at Dunbar, prays to the lord king for her sustenance of £40 of land. _20 marks for sustenance because [he was] captured on the field._ Emma, wife of William of Clapham, captured at Dunbar who is in the king’s [prison], prays to the lord king for her sustenance of £10 of land. _50s. for her sustenance._ Christina, wife of Sir Edward of Letham, who is in parts of France with Sir Thomas Randolph, prays to the lord king her sustenance of 100 marks of land, which are in the hand of Earl Patrick of Dunbar, and they have nine children. Christina, wife of Stephen Pessun, who is in France with Thomas Randolph, petitions for her sustenance of £80 of land. _The king wishes that they may have nothing._ Margaret, who was the wife of Sir Ness of Ramsey, prays for restitution of her inheritance to the value of £40 of land and 20 marks of land, from which she was endowed twenty years past, as she claims. Agnes, who was the wife of John de Burnville, who has remained a widow for twenty years, petitions restitution for 48 marks of land of which she was endowed, and which are seised in the king’s hand. Elena, who was the wife of Alexander of Blair, who has remained a widow for 13 years, as she claims, petitions for her dowry, which is seised in the king’s hand to a value of 10 marks of land. Mary, who was the wife of Sir Alexander of Synton, who has remained a widow during the three years past, petitions for her dowry to a value of 20 marks. Margaret, who was the wife of Malcolm of Ramsey, petitions for 20 marks of land of her own inheritance, [and] she has remained a widow for 13 years. Alice, who was the wife of Alan of Ormiston, who has remained a widow for seven years, petitions for 18 marks of land of her inheritance, and 14 marks of dowry. Margaret, who was the wife of Nigel of Penicuik (Penycoke) petitions for 20 marks of land, from which she was endowed during 20 years past. _They may have everything peacefully._ Petronilla, who was the wife of Thomas the chandler, petitions for her dowry through the death of the said Thomas, of 20 marks of land, and the said Thomas, who was decrepit, died after Christmas. And the same petitions for the dowry from which she was endowed of the lands of William de Vieuxpont, her late husband, to a value of £20 and from which she was endowed 20 years past, as she claims. _She may have her first dowry only._ Alice, who was the wife of Philip of Halliburton, petitions for her dowry to a value of 30 marks from which she was endowed two years past. Elizabeth, who was the wife of Alan of Longemore, petitions for her dowry of 4 marks of land, from which she was endowed for 30 years past, as she claims. Dervorguilla, who was the wife of Robert de Chartres, who has remained a widow for nine years, petitions for 40 marks of land, from which she was endowed for six years past. Ela of Ardross, who is 60 years old and has never committed offence towards the lord king, nor was married at any time, petitions for all the lands and tenements of her inheritance towards the value of 20 marks which are seised in the king’s hand. _They may have everything peacefully._ Christina, who was the wife of Godishalke of Cologne, petitions for her lands which she acquired after the death of her husband, and similarly, the lands which are of her inheritance, Godishalke died ten years ago. Sarah, who was the wife of Duncan of the Glen, who has remained a widow for four years, petitions for her inheritance which is seised in the hand of Earl Patrick, by reason of the war. Eustacia, who was the wife of Reginald Cheyne, the father, who was remained a widow for three years and more, petitions for the lands of her inheritance, and the lands from which she was endowed after the death of her husband. _They may have everything peacefully._
Firm date
3 September 1296
Source for Data Entry
Stevenson, Documents, ii, 92-96, no. 385a
Trad. ID
Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 385a
Calendar number
5/3/None
Charter type
Petition
Language
Latin

Total number of associated factoids: 116

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Command to hear petitions of widows, and other ladies of Scotland no
unavailable Gift of enfeoffment of 60s rent in Perth no
unavailable Gift of 50 marks of land in free marriage no
unavailable Gift of 40 marks of land in free marriage no
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of the prioress of Haddington yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of prioress of St Leonard of Perth yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Amabel, widow of Patrick Graham yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Mary, wife of Richard Siward yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Elizabeth, wife of Richard Siward younger yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Mary, wife of Duncan Scott yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Eve, wife of Alexander Comyn of Badenoch yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Agnes wife of Richard Marischal yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Isabel, wife of Simon of Denmuir yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Alice, wife of William Lindsay yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Agnes, wife of Sir Alexander Menzies yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Isabella, wife of Andrew of Synton yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Mariota, wife of Edmund Ramsay yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Emma, wife of William of Clapham yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Christiana, wife of Edward of Letham yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Christiana, wife of Stephen Pessun yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Margaret, wife of Ness Ramsay yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Agnes, wife of John de Burnville yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Helen, wife of Alexander of Blair yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Mary, wife of Alexander of Synton yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Margaret, wife of Malcolm Ramsay yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Alice, wife of Alan of Ormiston yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Margaret, wife of Niall of Penicuik yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Second petition of Petronilla, wife of Thomas the chandler yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Petronilla, wife of Thomas the chandler yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Alice, wife of Philip of Halliburton yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Elizabeth, wife of Alan of Longemore yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Dervorguilla, wife of Robert de Chartres yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Ela of Ardross yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Christiana, wife of Godesscalc of Cologne yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Sarah, wife of Duncan of the Glen yes
3 Sept. 1296 * Petition of Eustacia, wife of Reginald Cheyne yes


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Date Short Summary Subject Object
3 Sept. 1296 Steward of Edward I, king of England (d.1307) (Employment relationship) Walter de Beauchamp, steward Edward I, king of England (d.1307)
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Patrick Graham, knight (d.1296) (Familial relationship) Amabel, wife of Patrick Graham Patrick Graham, knight (d.1296)
3 Sept. 1296 Officials of Edward I, king of England (d.1307) (Employment relationship) Officials of English kings in Scotland Edward I, king of England (d.1307)
3 Sept. 1296 Counsellor of Edward I, king of England (d.1307) (Employment relationship) King's Council (unknown members) Edward I, king of England (d.1307)
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Richard Siward, lord of Kellie (Familial relationship) Mary, wife of Richard Siward elder Richard Siward, elder, lord of Kellie (d.a.1311)
3 Sept. 1296 Man [husband] (vir) of Mary, wife of Richard Siward elder (Familial relationship) Simon Fraser (III) (d.1291×92) Mary, wife of Richard Siward elder
3 Sept. 1296 First wife (uxor) of Richard Siward, lord of Kellie (Familial relationship) Unknown, first wife of Richard Siward Richard Siward, elder, lord of Kellie (d.a.1311)
3 Sept. 1296 Man [husband] (vir) of Mary, wife of Richard Siward elder (Familial relationship) Richard Siward, elder, lord of Kellie (d.a.1311) Mary, wife of Richard Siward elder
3 Sept. 1296 Children of Richard Siward, lord of Kellie (Familial relationship) Four children of Richard Siward and unknown wife Richard Siward, elder, lord of Kellie (d.a.1311); Unknown, first wife of Richard Siward
3 Sept. 1296 Children (liberi) of Simon Fraser and Mary his wife (Familial relationship) Five children of Simon Fraser and Mary, his wife Mary, wife of Richard Siward elder; Simon Fraser (III) (d.1291×92)
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Richard Siward junior, knight (Familial relationship) Elizabeth, wife of Richard Siward younger Richard Siward junior, knight (d.1307)
3 Sept. 1296 Son of Richard Siward, elder, lord of Kellie (Familial relationship) Richard Siward junior, knight (d.1307) Richard Siward, elder, lord of Kellie (d.a.1311)
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Duncan, son of Michael Scott of Balwearie (Familial relationship) Mary, wife of Duncan Scott Duncan Scott, son of Michael, of Balwearie
3 Sept. 1296 Son of Michael Scott of Balwearie, knight (Familial relationship) Duncan Scott, son of Michael, of Balwearie Michael Scott of Balwearie, knight
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Alexander Comyn of Badenoch (brother of John Comyn d.1302) (Familial relationship) Eve, wife of Alexander Comyn of Badenoch Alexander Comyn of Badenoch (brother of John Comyn d.1302)
3 Sept. 1296 Man [husband] (vir) of Eva, wife of Alexander Comyn of Badenoch (Familial relationship) Alexander Murray, knight (son of Richard) Eve, wife of Alexander Comyn of Badenoch
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Richard, son of David, marischal of Niddrie (Familial relationship) Agnes, wife of Richard, marischal, son of David Richard, son of David, marischal of Niddrie
3 Sept. 1296 Son of David, marischal of Niddrie (Familial relationship) Richard, son of David, marischal of Niddrie David, marischal of Niddrie
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Simon of Denmuir (Familial relationship) Isabel, wife of Simon of Denmuir Simon of Denmuir (d.1290)
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of William Lindsay, son of David and Margaret Lindsay (Familial relationship) Alice, wife of William Lindsay (son of David Lindsay) William Lindsay, son of David and Margaret Lindsay
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Alexander Menzies, knight (Familial relationship) Agnes, wife of Alexander Menzies Alexander Menzies, knight
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Andrew of Synton, esquire (Familial relationship) Isabel, wife of Andrew of Synton (III) Andrew of Synton (III), esquire (d.c.1296)
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Edmund Ramsay, knight (Familial relationship) Mariota, wife of Edmund Ramsay Edmund Ramsay, knight
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of William of Clapham, esquire (Familial relationship) Emma, wife of William of Clapham William of Clapham, esquire
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Edward of Letham (Familial relationship) Christiana, wife of Edward of Letham Edward of Letham
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Stephen Pessun (Familial relationship) Christiana, wife of Ketell of Letham Stephen Pessun
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Ness, son of William Ramsay (1267) (Familial relationship) Margaret, wife of Ness Ramsay Ness, son of William Ramsay (1267)
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of John de Burnville (d.1276) (Familial relationship) Agnes, wife of John de Burnville John de Burnville (d.1276)
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Alexander of Blair (II), knight (late13C) (Familial relationship) Helen, wife of Alexander (II) of Blair Alexander of Blair (II), knight (d.1283)
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Alexander of Synton (Familial relationship) Mary of Synton, wife of Alexander of Synton (II) Alexander of Synton (II), sheriff of Fife (d.1293)
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Malcolm Ramsay (d.1283) (Familial relationship) Margaret, wife of Malcolm Ramsay Malcolm Ramsay (d.1283)
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Alan of Ormiston, knight (d.c.1289) (Familial relationship) Alice, wife of Alan of Ormiston Alan of Ormiston, knight (d.c.1289)
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Niall or Nigel of Penicuik (Familial relationship) Margaret, wife of Niall or Nigel of Penicuik Níall or Nigel of Penicuik
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Thomas the chandler (Familial relationship) Petronilla, wife of Thomas the chandler Thomas, chandler (d.1295/6)
3 Sept. 1296 Man [husband] (vir) of Petronilla, wife of Thomas the chandler (Familial relationship) William de Vieuxpont (late husband of Petronilla) Petronilla, wife of Thomas the chandler
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Philip of Halliburton (Familial relationship) Alice, wife of Philip of Halliburton Philip of Halliburton
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Alan of Longemore (Familial relationship) Elizabeth, wife of Alan of Langmuir Alan of Langmuir
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Robert de Chartres (d.1287) (Familial relationship) Dervorguilla, widow of Robert de Chartres Robert de Chartres (d.1287)
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Godesscalc of Cologne (Familial relationship) Christiana, wife of Godesscalc of Cologne Godesscalc (Godishalke) of Cologne (d.1286)
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Duncan of the Glen (Familial relationship) Sarah, wife of Duncan of the Glen Duncan of the Glen (d.1292)
3 Sept. 1296 Wife (uxor) of Reginald Cheyne, father (d.1296) (Familial relationship) Eustacia de Coleville, wife of Reginald Cheyne elder Reginald Cheyne, father (d.c.1293)
3 Sept. 1296 Man [husband] (vir) of Alice, wife of William Lindsay (son of David Lindsay) (Familial relationship) William Lindsay, son of David and Margaret Lindsay Alice, wife of William Lindsay (son of David Lindsay)
3 Sept. 1296 Man [husband] (vir) of Agnes, wife of Alexander Menzies (Familial relationship) Alexander Menzies, knight Agnes, wife of Alexander Menzies
3 Sept. 1296 Man [husband] (vir) of Christiana, wife of Godesscalc of Cologne (Familial relationship) Godesscalc (Godishalke) of Cologne (d.1286) Christiana, wife of Godesscalc of Cologne
3 Sept. 1296 Man [husband] (vir) of Eustacia, wife of Reginald Cheyne elder (Familial relationship) Reginald Cheyne, father (d.c.1293) Eustacia de Coleville, wife of Reginald Cheyne elder


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Date Short Summary Title Holder
3 Sept. 1296 chandler Thomas, chandler (d.1295/6)
3 Sept. 1296 prioress of Haddington Eve, prioress of Haddington
3 Sept. 1296 Dominus (Seigneur - Lord - Sir) Hugh Despenser the elder (1261-1326)
3 Sept. 1296 Dominus (Seigneur - Lord - Sir) Walter de Beauchamp, steward
3 Sept. 1296 Dominus (Seigneur - Lord - Sir) John of Droxford, keeper of wardrobe of King Edward I
3 Sept. 1296 Dominus (Seigneur - Lord - Sir) John of Banstead, clerk
3 Sept. 1296 steward (king's) Walter de Beauchamp, steward
3 Sept. 1296 keeper of wardrobe John of Droxford, keeper of wardrobe of King Edward I
3 Sept. 1296 prioress of St Leonard of Perth Thephanie de Ederelmarn, prioress of St Leonard of Perth
3 Sept. 1296 king of Scots Alexander III, king of Scots (d.1286)
3 Sept. 1296 guardian of Scotland Unknown, guardian(s) of Scotland
3 Sept. 1296 king Edward I, king of England (d.1307)
3 Sept. 1296 Dominus (Seigneur - Lord - Sir) Richard Siward, elder, lord of Kellie (d.a.1311)
3 Sept. 1296 Domina (Lady) Mary, wife of Richard Siward elder
3 Sept. 1296 Dominus (Seigneur - Lord - Sir) Michael Scott of Balwearie, knight
3 Sept. 1296 Dominus (Seigneur - Lord - Sir) Alexander Comyn of Badenoch (brother of John Comyn d.1302)
3 Sept. 1296 Dominus (Seigneur - Lord - Sir) Alexander Murray, knight (son of Richard)
3 Sept. 1296 marischal David, marischal of Niddrie
3 Sept. 1296 marischal Richard, son of David, marischal of Niddrie
3 Sept. 1296 Dominus (Seigneur - Lord - Sir) Alexander Menzies, knight
3 Sept. 1296 Dominus (Seigneur - Lord - Sir) Edward of Letham
3 Sept. 1296 Dominus (Seigneur - Lord - Sir) Thomas Randolph (d.c.1296)
3 Sept. 1296 earl of Dunbar Patrick (IV), earl of Dunbar/March (d.1308)
3 Sept. 1296 Dominus (Seigneur - Lord - Sir) Ness, son of William Ramsay (1267)
3 Sept. 1296 Dominus (Seigneur - Lord - Sir) Alexander of Synton (II), sheriff of Fife (d.1293)