An inquisition taken at Roxburgh before the sheriff on Thursday, 2 January 1304, by John Normand, Alan de Gourlay, Adam de Gourlay, Guy of Denholm, John of Whames, John Lokes, John del Wyhenes, Robert del Grange, John of Stonedge, Henry Scott, Adam of Craik, and Adam Grondy, jurors, as to the lands and tenements of William de Chartres, etc. They say that a certain lady Joanna de Vescy was lady of the moiety of the barony of Wilton, and that this lady Joanna surrendered to King Alexander this land of Wilton by rod and staff, whereupon the king enfeoffed Sir Thomas de Chartres and this Joanna conjointly. But they say they know nothing about the manner of enfeoffment. They say that Sir Thomas died in Scotland on the other side of the mountains in war against the king on Tuesday before the feast of St Andrew last year (27 November 1302). This lady Joanna died a long time before the Scottish war and the said Thomas continued in seisin. The moiety of the barony of Wilton is held in capite of the king by the service of a fourth part of a knight’s fee, and is worth 10 marks yearly. They say that the land of Appeltrerig descended to William by descent of his inheritance of the descent of Agnes de Vescy, his mother, and that Agnes died in the king’s fealty at Appeltrerige at Martinmas two years ago (11 Nov. 1301). They say that this land is holden of the royalty of Sprouston by the service of a white sparrow-hawk or of 5s., and worth 40s. yearly.
Thursday 2 January 1304
Thursday, the morrow of Circumcision, regnal year 32