People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 1/53/152 (RRS, v, no. 142)

Robert, king of Scots, has given his burgh and burgesses of Haddington (ELO) all rights, liberties, and privileges that they had in the time of his ancestors. He also grants that they shall be quit of toll and custom throughout his kingdom forever. He also prohibits anyone from buying wool or hides or other merchandise, or making, dying or cutting broad cloth, except his burgesses of Haddington. No one may buy any merchandise within his burgh of Haddington unless it is from a burgess of Haddington on pain of the king's full forfeiture. If any stranger merchant be found within the sheriffdom of Haddington buying wool, hides or other similar items, he will be held at the king's will, and his goods shall be escheat to the burgesses. All bringing timber to the burgh shall have the king's firm peace and protection. The burgesses shall have their common and common pasture.
Firm date
6 December 1318
Dating Notes
6 December, regnal year 13
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Source for Data Entry
RRS, v, no. 142
Trad. ID
RRS, v, no. 142
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Charter type
Original (contemporary)
NRS, B30/21/1

Total number of associated factoids: 28