People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 5/1/0 (Rot. Scot., i, 43a (3a))

The king writes to Ralph of Sandwich, constable of the Tower of London, noting that A., bishop of Durham, Reginald de Gray of Bedfordshire, John Tregoz of Herefordshire, Bogo de Knouill of Shropshire, John Botetourt of Essex and Jocelin de Badelesmere of Kent have mainprised Richard Siward, detained in prison in the Tower, and that John, his son, has been found as security of the said Richard. He commands Ralph to release Richard from prison on the said mainprise. The king writes to the constable of the castle of Berkhamstead, noting that John of Glenurquhart, captured at Dunbar and held in that prison by his command, has been mainprised by Walter de Beauchamp, steward of the king’s household. He is to be released from prison. Similar letters of release by reason of mainprise to the following: Godfrey de Ros, in Rochester castle; Hugh of Airth, in Corfe castle, David de Graham senior in St Briavels, Robert Comyn, in Northampton, Alexander Comyn, in Bristol.
Firm date
30 July 1297
Dating Notes
30th day of July
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Rot. Scot., i, 43a (3a)
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Rot. Scot., i, 43a (3a)
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English Royal Administration
cf. CDS, ii, no. 940a

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
30 Jul. 1297 ERA (Prisoners) yes Edward I, king of England (d.1307)