People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 3/31/7 (Dunbar and Duncan, SHR 50, 16-17)

Letter from Alexander of the Isles to Edward I acknowledging a letter from the king ordering him to give sasine of the land of Kintyre to Malcolm le fitz Lengleys, describing the existing landowners there (Sir John Comyn, Alexander MacDonald, the abbot of Iona, the bishop of Argyll and the abbot of Saddell) and pointing out that before anyone loses his heritage he should be impleaded by a brieve naming him. Alexander has now taken Kintyre from the Stewart and could take its castle. He also took the earl of Menteith’s land in Argyll on the authority of a royal letter issued at Wark and received at Easter. Asks further instruction.
Firm date
Probable date
1296, early summer?
Source for Data Entry
Dunbar and Duncan, ‘Tarbert Castle: a contribution to the history of Argyll’ SHR 50, 16-17
Trad. ID
Dunbar and Duncan, SHR 50, 16-17
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Charter type
Letter (correspondence)
TNA SC1/18/147; CDS, v, no. 152

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Command to give sasine of Kintyre to Malcolm le fitz Lengleys no
1296 Correspondence from Alexander of the Isles to Edward I yes