Walter son of Alan, steward of the king of Scots, has given and by this his charter established to Melrose Abbey, for the souls of Kings David and Malcolm, his lords, Earl Henry, his father, mother and all his ancestors and successors, and for the salvation of William, king of Scots, and David, his brother, and for the salvation of himself and all his heirs, in free, pure and perpetual alms, the whole land of Mauchline (AYR) by the bounds which Donald and Gilbride perambulated by his order between the land of Machline and the land of Gilbert son of Richer, by stated bounds. With this land, he gave to them the untilled land and haugh on the northern part of the River Ayr which they wanted to develop and the fishery in the mouth of the River Ayr with one principal net. Additionally, he gave and granted to them the whole pasture of his forest, by stated bounds, and one ploughgate of land to be developed in that place, free and quit from all service, except five marks of silver which they will render to him and his heirs annually, save only his forest in beasts and sheep, and he and his heirs will provide forinsec service to their lord, the king, for everything.
9 December 1165 X 1174
probably 9.12.1165 x 8.1173
ascension of King William x _RRS_, ii, no. 78, probable date derived from comment by Geoffrey Barrow (_Ibid._, ii, no. 78)