Index of Manuscripts contained within Part One of the National Manuscripts of Scotland, ninth century to 1296, linked to each individual page.
Inside covers, and 10 pages of Introduction
Charter by Sir William Wallace Guardian of Scotland and General of its Army, in the name of King John, granting to Alexander, called Skirmischur, the Constabulary of Dundee, AD 1298
I. The first four leaves of the Book of Deir, containing - along with the Latin Gospels in a hand of the ninth or tenth century - memorials or notitiae of gifts by Kings, Mormaers and Tosechs to the clerics of Deir, in Gaelic, of the eleventh century.
II. Charter of King Duncan, son of King Malcolm, to the Monks of St. Cuthbert, of Tiningham and other lands, attested by the crosses of the granter and witnesses, AD 1094.
Edgar, 1097 - 1107
III. Charter by the King to the Monks of St. Cuthbert, of Fisewic and the land which lies between Horuerdene and Cnapadene.
IV. Charter by the King at the dedication of Coldingham, granting Swintun and fixing a payment of half a mark yearly for each plough in Coldingham, by the 'men' of the shire, by their own consent.
V. Grant by the King to the Monks of St. Cuthbert, of Paxtun, with its men, land and waters, as the King himself had held it.
VI. Grant by the King to Durham, of Coldingham, along with several messages belonging to it.
VII. Charter of William II of England to Durham, of lands in Lothian, confirming a grant of Edgar King of Scots.
Alexander I., 1107 - 1124
VIII. Charter by the King to the Monks of St. Cuthbert, of Swinton, prohibiting them from pleading or answering concerning the same, without the command of the King.
IX. Precept concerning the same, and desiring a private conference with the Prior.
X. Charter by the King to the Monks of Durham, of all the possessions that they held on the day when his brother King Edgar died, and, namely, the land between Horvordane and Cnapedane.
Earl David, Prince of Scotland, 1107 - 1124
XI. Charter by the Prince concerning a dispute between the Monks of St. Cuthbert and his Drengs of the land of Horverdene.
XII. Charter by the Prince, addressed to Bishop John of St. Andrews, and to Cospatric and his brothers Colban and Robert, and his Thanes and Drengs of Lothian and Teviotdale, confirming the grant of Swinton by King Edgar to the Monks of St. Cuthbert.
XIII. Charter by the Prince, addressed to the Prior and Brethren of Durham, of the same.
XIV. Letter by Thor Longus to the Prince, narrating his gift to Durham, of Ednaham, which King Edgar had given him, and which he had retained at his own cost and founded a church there.
David I., 1124 - 1153
XV. The King grants Coldingham and many lands in Lothian to Durham, AD 1126.
XVI. The Great Charter of King David to Holyrood.
XVII. The Great Charter of King David to Melros.
XVIII. Two pages of the Book of Deir, on the second of which is entered a Charter of King David declaring the clerics of Deir free of lay dues and exactions.
XIX. Charter by the King to Robert Brus, of Anandale and its Castle.
XX. Charter by the King to Bruce, of Anandale in free forest, by boundaries extending from the Forest of Selkirk as far as his land reaches towards Nithsdale and Clydesdale.
XXI. Charter by the King to Hernulph his Knight ('huic meo militi'), of Swintun.
XXII. Charter by the King, apparently to the same person, ('Arnolfo isti meo militi'), of Swinton.
XXIII. Prince Henry's Charter of Swintun to Durham.
XXIV. The Prince's confirmation of Swain's quitclaim to Coldingham, of Fiswic and half Prendergest.
XXV. Grant by Earl Gospatric to the Monks of St. Cuthbert, of Ederham and Nisbet.
XXVI. Grant by Walter of Lindesay to Kelso, of the church of Ercheldune.
XXVII. Confirmation by Robert Bishop of St. Andrews, of the freedom of Coldingham from Episcopal Aid, Cane and Conveth, AD 1207.
XXVIII. Convention between the Mother Church of Edenham and its Chapel of Newton.
Malcolm IV., 1153 - 1165
XXIX. Grant by King Malcolm to Scone, of tithes of bread of the King's House, and of skins, hides, tallow, and lard from the royal kitchen.
XXX. The King's Precept for recovering fugitive Serfs of Coldingham.
XXXI. Allowance by the King, to the Prior and Convent of Coldingham, to remove their own men from any land of theirs, to settle the town of Coldingham.
XXXII. King Malcolm's Great Charter to Kelso.
XXXIII. Charter by Waldev, son of Cospatric, to Helias, son of Huctred, of Dundas, for half a knight's service.
XXXIV. Richard Bishop of St. Andrews grants to the Canons Regular of St. Andrews the Abbacy of Loch Leven, with Kirkness, Urehan, Sconin, and with certain duties payable in cheese, barley, and malt, certain tithes, and the church books and vestments of the Abbey.
William, 1165 - 1214
XXXV. Grant by the King, of the Duty and Customs of one Ship to the Abbey of Scone. It is addressed to all the Merchants of England, and offers protection to all foreign merchants coming with their merchandise on board the Abbey ship.
XXXVI. Charter by the King to Scone, confirming all its freedoms, to wit, its full jurisdiction and right of trial by battle, by iron, by water.
XXXVII. The King's Precept for recovering 'Cumlawes' and 'Cumherbes', that is, fugitive Serfs of the Abbey of Scone.
XXXVIII. Great Charter of King William to Jedburgh.
XXXIX. Charter by the King to Robert of Bruce, of the land which his father held in Annandale.
XL. Charter by the King to the Burgh of Ayr, erected at the King's new Castle upon Ayr, with five penny-lands, and privileges of trade over an extensive district.
XLI. Charter by Jocelin Bishop of Glasgow, to Melros, of a Toft in the Burgh of Glasgow, AD 1175-99.
XLII. Confirmation by Bishop Florentius, AD 1202-8.
XLIII. Philip Earl of Flanders and Vermandois grants to the Monks of Melrose free passage through his land, AD 1182.
XLIV. Grant by Walder Earl of Dunbar to the Abbey of Melrose of common pasture in Lammermoor, excluding settled dwellings.
XLV. A settlement between the Bishop of St. Andrews and the Monks of Durham, concerning their churches in Lothian; authorised in a Synod at Musselburgh, AD 1200.
XLVI. King Richard of England restores to King William, the Castles of Roxburghe and Berwick, and all the pactions concerning homage to the King of England, which Henry, his father, had extorted by the capture of King William, AD 1189.
XLVII. Bull of Pope Honorius III, affirming the independence of the Church of Scotland, AD 1218.
Alexander II., 1214 - 1249
XLVIII. Charter by the King to the Monks of Pluscardin, of lands and fishings, AD 1216.
XLXIX. The King attests a friendly composition between Melros and Roger Avenel, concerning the rights of the Avenels to the game of the Forest in Eskdale, whereof the Monks had the pasture, AD 1236.
L. Crown Charter of the Earldom of Fife to Earl Malcolm, son of Earl Duncan, AD 1225.
LI. Letter from the King of Scotland to Henry King of England, for delaying his marriage.
LII. Confirmation of the King's Grant to the Monks of Pluscardin, by Andrew Bishop of Moray, AD 1237.
LIII. Walter the Steward of Scotland enlarges the grant of forest made by his grandfather to the Monks of Melros, on the banks of the water of Ayr.
LIV. Bertram son of Adam of lesser Reston, sells to the Prior and Convent of Coldingham, for three marks of silver, Turkil Hog and his sons and daughters.
LV. Charter by Robert de Vere Earl of Oxford to Melros, of four acres of land in the territory of Old Roxburgh.
LVI. Confirmation by the Prior and Convent of Coldingham to John of Huntinghome of a plough of land in Beighton which he bought of Patrick Dreng.
LVII. Adam Lord of Prendergest sells to Patrick of Prendergest, Burgess of Berwick, Reginald the Provost, his serf, with all his following, for twenty marks sterling.
LVIII. Henry of Prendergest sells to the Prior and Convent of Coldingham, Joseph son of Elwold and all his issue, for the price of three marks.
LIX. Robert of Prendergest sells to the Prior and Convent of Coldingham, Osulf the Red and Walter his son, and all their issue, for the price of ten marks.
Alexander III., 1249 - 1285
LX. The King confirms to Melros the common law right of travellers to pasture their cattle for one night in whatever fief they may chance to be.
LXI. Of the King's right in Churches of Annandale, the Lordship of Bruce, during the vacancy of the See of Glasgow.
LXII. Letter from the King of Scots to his dearest father Henry King of England, in favour of Walter de Lindesey. Written from Durris, AD 1260.
LXIII. Letter from the King of Scots to his dearest brother Edward King of England, intimating his assent to the marriage of the Widow of Walter de Lindesey with Walter de Percy. Written from Lochcumberay, AD 1274.
LXIV. Letter from the King of Scots to his dearest brother Edward King of England, in favour of Alexander Cumyn Earl of Buchan, AD 1272.
LXV. Letter from the Prince of Scotland to the King of England.
LXVI. Letter from Malis Earl of Strathearn to Henry King of England, promising to attend in person upon the Queen of Scots, King Henry's daughter, AD 1258.
LXVII. Robert Brus and Marjory Earl and Countess of Carrick grant a relaxation within their jurisdiction to the Monks of Melrose and their men of Carrick, claiming English law, AD 1285.
LXVIII. Four pages of the Berne Manuscript of English and Scotch Law, containing certain English Brieves, part of the Laws of William the Lion, and part of the Laws of the Burghs of Scotland, 13th Century.
LXIX. Precept by the Wardens of Scotland for attaching Sir Richard Knout to answer for poinding men in England upon contracts made in Scotland, AD 1289.
LXX. Letter from W. Bishop of St. Andrews to Edward King of England, announcing the sickness and probable death of the Maiden of Norway, and praying the King to approach towards Scotland, for the consolation of the people of Scotland, and to spare the effusion of blood, AD 1290.
LXXI. Submission by the Competitors for the Crown to the Arbitration of Edward of England, AD 1291.
LXXII. An entry on an original Roll of Parliament, concerning the claim by the Abbot of Reading to the Priory of May.
John, 1292 - 1296
LXXIII. Charter by John King of Scots to William of Silkyswrth of ten marks of land in the tenement of Colbanistun, AD 1295.
LXXIV. An Indenture recording the State Papers of Scotland delivered to John Balliol, King of Scots, AD 1292. Two photographs are here represented - one, of the original instrument in its present bad condition, the other, of a facsimile of the original, engraved by Basire, before it was so much injured.
LXXV. Recommendation of William Wallace to the Pope, by Philip King of France.
LXXVI. Letter from Robert Bishop of Glasgow to John de Langeton, Chancellor of England, introducing William de Lamberton, and presenting a little dog.
LXXVII. Retour of an Extent or Valuation of the lands of Kylravoc and Easter Gedeys. The property of Hugh de Ros and Mariot his wife. Made at Invernarn, AD 1295.
LXXVIII. Notorial attestation of some of the homages entered on 'the Ragman Rolls', AD 1296.
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