People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 1/8/20 (RRS, iv, no. 18)

Alexander, king of Scots, gives notice that in A.D. 1253, on Wednesday next before feast of St Thomas, Apostle (17 Dec.), Emma, daughter and heir of late Gilbert of Smeaton, a widow, in presence of king and magnates of his council, recognised that land of Smeaton (MLO) in feu of Musselburgh (MLO), which her ancestors at one time held of Dunfermline Abbey, and which she claimed by royal letters of mortancestry, was proper land of Dunfermline Abbey, and had been unjustly alienated from it, the land having been given to it by King David; Emma has therefore renounced for ever all rights and claim on that land, and quitclaims it to use of the monastery; the king, in establishing rights and pertinents of the monastery in land of Smeaton, orders that every year, while Emma is alive, Dunfermline Abbey should pay her 20 marks for her maintenance, to which her heirs, after her death, shall have no right.
Firm date
17 December 1253
Dating Notes
17th day of December, regnal year 5
Place date (modern)
Place date (document)
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Source for Data Entry
Dunfermline Registrum, no. 82
Trad. ID
RRS, iv, no. 18
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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
17 Dec. 1253 Smeaton (held of Dunfermline Abbey) Ancestors of Emma, daughter of Gilbert of Smeaton Dunfermline Abbey (fd.1128)