Thomas de Coleville, surnamed the Scot, has given and granted, and made firm by his charter to Vaudey Abbey, Lincs., the fourth part of Dalmellington (AYR) called 'Keresban', which he has by stated marches, for an annual rent of six marks, three at the feast of St Martin and three at Pentecost. If it happens that the king of Scotland wishes to relax or give away the said ferme, Thomas and his heirs will grant that freely.
1202 X 31 August 1216
1202 × 8 June 1206 or 16 Nov. 1215 × 31 Aug. 1216
Succession × death of Abbot William of Melrose or succession of Abbot William de Courcy of Melrose × his translation to Rievaulx Abbey
Source for Data Entry
Melrose Liber, i, no. 192
Melr. Lib., no. 192
NAS GD 55/192
‘Keresban’ has been identified at the northwesternmost segment of Dalmellington parish (AYR), along the River Doon, between Polnessan Burn and Dunaskin Burn. On the identification of places, see Michael Ansell, ‘Carsphairn and Dalmellington Re-visited’, Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 2 (2008), 1-10. Cf. Barrow, Anglo-Norman Era, App. B, 177.