People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 6/2/36 (CDS, ii, no. 990b)

Description
...Also the ‘letters of certain inhabitants of Scotland’ as follows: Gillenef (Gilla na Naem) McGillhert, Neel (Niall) McEthe, Gilchrist McEthe, Dungal McGilleueras, Duncan McGillauenan, Adam McGilleconil, Gillespic (Gillespie) McEuri, Cuthbert McEuri, Kalman (Colman) McKelli, Michael his brother, Hoen (Eoin) McEthe, Cuthbert his brother, Achmacath (Echmarcach) McGilmotha, Michael McGilmocha, the chief men (‘greinours’) of the lineage of Clenafren, declare that having aided John de Balliol, late king of Scotland, in his war and ‘fole enprise’ against the king of England, who is about to send his army into Galloway to chastise them, they for themselves and their lineage confess their fault, come to his peace, and swear on the Saints to assist him against Balliol and all others; and have given hostages....
Firm date
Monday 25 June 1296
Dating Notes
Monday after St John Baptist’s day, 1296
Place date (modern)
Wigtown
Related Place
Wigtown
Source for Data Entry
CDS, ii, no. 990b
Trad. ID
CDS, ii, no. 990b
Calendar number
6/2/36
Charter type
Public Instrument
Language
Entered from an English summary
Notes
Some emendations have been made to spellings of names based on comments by D.C. McWhannell, 'Gaill, Gaidheil, Gall-Ghaidheil and the Cenela of Greater Galloway', TDGNHAS 87 (2013), 98-9.

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
Monday 25 Jun. 1296 Fealty given to Edward I by men of Galloway yes


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Date Short Summary Title Holder
Monday 25 Jun. 1296 king of Scots John Balliol, king of Scots (d.1314)
Monday 25 Jun. 1296 king of England Edward I, king of England (d.1307)