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[sourceicon] Document 3/284/3 (Melr. Lib., no. 131)

Description
William of Hownam, son of John, has given, granted and by this his charter established to Melrose Abbey, for the soul of Kings David and Malcolm and Earl Henry and for the salvation of his lord, William, king of Scots, the queen, David, brother of the lord king, and for the salvation of all their ancestors and successors, and for the salvation of his soul and his wife, Dunantia de Clerefei, and all their ancestors and successors, in free, pure and perpetual alms, the whole land by the river of 'Cnidenop' all the way to the trench between Raeshaw (in Hownam, ROX) and Cuthberthope, by stated bounds. He gave and granted all this land and whatever is contained within the stated bounds to them in perpetuity, and he and his heirs will acquit the land of the said monks from all terrestrial service and all secular exactions and will support and warrant [them] against the lord his king and all men in perpetuity.
Firm date
1175 X 31 August 1198
Probable date
probably 1185 x
Dating Notes
consecration of Jocelin as bishop x _RRS, ii, no. 382, probable date proposed by Barrow (_RRS_, ii, p. 376)
Source for Data Entry
Melrose Liber, i, no. 131
Trad. ID
Melr. Lib., no. 131
Calendar number
3/284/3
Charter type
Charter
Language
Latin
Original (contemporary)
yes
Notes
NAS, GD 55/131
Document Image
See the Models of Authority website for an image of this charter with transcription, translation, etc.

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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
1175 X 31 Aug. 1198 land near Raeshaw (in Hownam, ROX) William of Hownam, son of John, son of Orm (d.1227)
1175 X 31 Aug. 1198 land near Raeshaw (in Hownam, ROX) Richard de Umfraville (d.1226)