People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/381/0 (Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 616)

Description
John MacSween writes to Sir Edward, king of England and lord of Ireland, noting that he was in the company of Sir Hugh Bisset, and with the king’s navy until he came to Scotland, and after the king retreated from Glasgow to Bothwell Castle. After the retreat of his navy from Bute, he went to his land of Knapdale (ARG), which the king had conferred upon him by his letters patent. It was here that John of Argyll entered the said land with an army and with great power on the part of Sir John of Menteith, and prohibited him from having the land; whereby John of Menteith is the king’s adversary. He prays and asks the king that he send a letter to John of Argyll, if he believes him to be in the king’s peace, so that he might deliver his land of Knapdale to him.
Firm date
October 1301
Dating Notes
After 27th September (when Edward left Bothwell Castle)
Source for Data Entry
Stevenson, Documents, ii, no. 616
Trad. ID
Stevenson, Docs., ii, no. 616
Calendar number
3/381/None
Charter type
Letter (correspondence)
Language
Latin
Original (contemporary)
yes
Notes
TNA, C47/22/2/55; CDS, ii, no. 1255

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Gift of land of Knapdale (ARG) no
Oct. 1301 Correspondence to Edward I from John MacSween yes


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Date Short Summary Subject Object
Oct. 1301 Enemy of Edward I, king of England (d.1307) (Tenurial & lordship relationship) John of Menteith, knight Edward I, king of England (d.1307)


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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
Oct. 1301 Knapdale (ARG) John, heir of Dougal son of Suibne (MacSween)