People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 4/38/40 (CDS, ii, no. 1639)

Inquisition at Berwick-on-Tweed on Wednesday next after St Thomas the Martyr’s Day, year 33 [30 Dec. 1304], in the presence of the Chancellor, Robert Heron and Master John of Weston, by Alan of Langton [and 11 others] burgesses and merchants of Berwick. They found that one John Dendames bought for himself and other merchants of St Omer, in Moray in Scotland, certain goods which he stored in Pluscarden Priory and other places in Moray awaiting his vessels. They were arrested by Master John of Weston and James de Dalilegh because on their arrival in Moray they found the goods sequestrated in the bishop of Moray’s hands, as the said John who had been drowned in a shipwreck had died intestate. So they took them in the king’s hand and at his cost to Berwick, where they remain. The goods are named and include wool, lambskins and other hides. That the deceased and those who now claim are of St Omer, subjects of the king of France. Append their seals at Berwick on 1 January year 33 [1305].
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Wednesday 30 December 1304
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Wednesday after St Thomas the Martyr's day, regnal year 33
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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
Wednesday 30 Dec. 1304 Inquest into the goods of John Dendames yes

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Date Short Summary Title Holder
Wednesday 30 Dec. 1304 chancellor William Greenfield, archbishop of York, chancellor of England
Wednesday 30 Dec. 1304 Master John of Weston, master, chamberlain
Wednesday 30 Dec. 1304 burgess of Berwick Alan of Langton
Wednesday 30 Dec. 1304 merchant of Berwick Alan of Langton
Wednesday 30 Dec. 1304 bishop of Moray David Murray, bishop of Moray (d.1326)
Wednesday 30 Dec. 1304 king of France Philip IV, king of France (1285-1314)