Non-parliamentary record: charter of Philip Lindsay of Staplegordon to Sir James lord of Douglas, made in council

Carta baronie de Stapilgortona

Omnibus hoc scriptum visuris vel audituris, Johannes de Lyndesay [canonicus ecclesie] Glasguensis et heres quondam domini Philipi de Lyndesay baronie de Stapl’ in vicecomitatum de Dunfrez, salutem in Domino. Noveritis me remisisse et per fustum et baculum sursum reddidisse ac pro me et heredibus meis inperpetuum quietum clamasse excellentissimo principi domino meo domino Roberto Dei gracia regi Scotorum illustri et heredibus suis totam predictam baroniam cum omnibus suis pertinentiis et serviciis omnium liberetenentium. Ita videlicet quod nec ego Johnannes nec heredes mei nec aliquis vel aliqua nomine mea vel heredum meorum in predicta baronia cum pertinentiis nec in aliqua parte eiusdem aliquod jus vel clameum de cetero habere, exigere nec vendicare poterimus imperpetuum quoquomodo. In cuius rei testimonium huic scripto sigillum meum apposui. Hiis testibus: venerabili in Christo patre domino Willelmo Dei gracia Sancti Andree episcopo, domino Thoma Ran’ comite Morauie, domino Waltero senescallo Scotie, dominis Johanne de Meneteth, Willelmo de Soules, Jacobo domino de Dougl’, militibus, et aliis. Datum apud Neubotill quartodecimo die Marcii anno millesimo CCC decimo nono.

  1. NLS, Morton Chartulary, Ms 72, f.64v. This charter does not mention a council at this time, but a subsequent grant of Staplegordon by the king to James lord Douglas on 6 May 1320 states this resignation was made by James de Lindsay ‘in pleno consilio nostro apud Neubotill coram regni nostri nobilibus’ (RRS, v, no. 166). Back
  2. Dated to 1315/16 in Reg. Morton., ii, 24, apparently on the basis of a confusion with the regnal year of the subsequent charter of Staplegordon on 6 May. The 1319/20 date remains an inference based on the 6 May grant of Staplegordon to James lord Douglas, but one that is unlikely to be inaccurate given the other business done at Newbattle in March 1320. It may be noted that the witness list consists of the royal ‘daily’ council. William de Soules only appears on royal witness lists in the early months of 1320, twice in connection with the lands of Staplegordon (RRS, v, nos. 166-7, 392). Back