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RENTAL BOOK 



CISTERCIAN ABBEY 



CUPAR-ANGUS 

WITH THE BREVIARY OF THE REGISTER 



EDITED BY THE 

EEV. CHAELES EOGEES, LL.D. 

HISTORIOGRAPHER TO THE ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY, FELLOW OF THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES 

OF SCOTLAND, OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF NORTHERN ANTIQUARIES. COPENHAGEN, AND OF THE 

ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, ASSOCIATE OF THE IMPERIAL ARC IDEOLOGICAL 

SOCIETY OF RUSSIA, MEMBER OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF QUEBEC, AND OF THE 

Hi TORICAL SOCIETY OK PENNSYLVANIA, CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE 

AMERICAN" ETHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY, OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETIES OF 

VIRGINIA, RHODE ISLAND, AND NEW YORK, OF THE HISTORICAL 

AND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF NEW ENGLAND, AND 

OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TASMANIA 



Vol. II. 



LONDON 
PRINTED FOR THE GRAMPIAN CLUB 

1880. 




1118354 



EDINBURGH : 

PBIHTKD BY M'FARLAXE AND KRSKJNE, 

ST JAMES SQUARE. 



CONTENTS. 



PAGE 

FACSIMILE OF CHARTER OF ALEXANDER II. TO THE MONASTERY 

OF cupar, fronting Title. 

INTRODUCTION, ' . . vii 

REGISTER OF TACKS (1539-1559).. 1 

RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF ST MARIE OF CUPAR, OF THE YEAH 

1542, 181 

APPENDICES : 

I. THE CHAMBERLAIN'S ACCOUNT OF THE THIRDS OF THE 

ABBEY OF CUPAR IN 1563, 274 

II. CHARTERS, FROM ORIGINALS IN GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE, 282 

III. CHARTERS, FROM THE BROCKIE MS. PRESERVED IN THE 

LIBRARY OF THE CATHOLIC COLLEGE OF BLAIRS, . . 284 

IV. CHARTERS, FROM ORIGINALS IN THE CHARTER ROOM, COR- 

TACHY CASTLE, . . . . . . . .291 

V. NOTES OF INVENTORY IN POSSESSION OF E. A. STUART-GRAY, 

ESQ. OF GRAY AND KINFAUNS, ..... 300 

GLOSSARY, . . . . . . . . . 306 

INDEX, ........... 313 



INTRODUCTION. 



By a solemn instrument of the 15th October 1553, confirmed 
under the abbot's seal and the common seal of the monas- 
tery, Abbot Donald and his brethren resolved that, with Divine 
help, they would lead regular lives, ruling their manners 
according to the reformers of the Cistercian order. As susten- 
ance, they devised for themselves and their guests a daily and 
yearly provision, for the administration of which four or six of 
the brethren were, along with the cellarer and bursar, to be 
appointed annually. To each friar there was granted a daily 
allowance of one pound (sixteen ounces) of wheaten, and a like 
quantity of oaten bread, with two quarts of beer. The sum of 
£13, 6s. 8d. was provided to each monk as an annual allowance 
for flesh, fruit, and other necessaries. Each monk was besides 
to receive yearly four stones of cheese, with an ample supply 
of poultry and salmon. For vestments there was a grant of 
fifty-three shillings and fourpence each year. To the abbot was 
to be submitted a statement of accounts at least twice a 
year, while the surplus revenue was to be expended under 
the direction of the prior and auditors. To this indenture 
are appended the names of the abbot and brethren, who, 
including Peter Trent, the steward, numbered seventeen persons. 
The members of the monastery next proceeded to elect certain 
officers, when they constituted as prior Thomas Hamilton ; 



viii INTRODUCTION. 

as sub-prior, William Baxter ; as cellarer and bursar, John 
Lawson ; as under-cellarer, Sir Thomas Cowle ; as chanter, Sir 
Alexander Anderson; and John Fogow, elder, as sub-chanter. 
To each were granted the usual perquisites of office. In the 
same instrument the abbot and chapter made provision for 
the entertainment of guests, including friends of the brethren 
and religious persons who might arrive at the convent in the 
abbot's absence. 1 As the accommodation in the abbey was 
evidently circumscribed, a portion of the tenantry undertook to 
accommodate the convent's visitors. On receiving from Abbot 
Donald, in 1559, a charter of the lands of Galloraw, Ptobert 
Alexander, his wife and son, became bound to build and hold 
ready for the reception of the convent's guests a large hall and 
chambers, with well-appointed tables ; a cellar stored with wine 
and victuals ; also a stable with straw, hay, and oats. In this 
charter guests arriving on the sea-coast of Angus are named 
specially. In his charter of the lands of Causayend, which 
was granted in 1558, William Ray and his heirs became bound 
to maintain a sufficient house and stabling, with meat and drink 
to be sold to servants of the monastery when they were 
abroad. 

For the entertainment of guests provision was secured in 
1538, and afterwards in 1551, in the lease to Mr Alexander 
MacBroke of the abbot's principal seat at Campsie Craig. 2 In 
addition to a moderate rent, MacBroke bound himself to keep 

1 This provision may have had some reference to what might have occurred 
during the recent protracted ahsence of the abbot. It appears from the Rental 
Book that Abbot Donald proceeded to France some time in 1551, and remained 
till Whitsunday 1552. 

'-' The Linn of Campsie is situated in the parish of Cargill, about seven miles 
to the south-west of the abhey. The Linn is formed by the river Tav tailing 
over a dyke of basalt which bisects the district. On the south side of the Linn 
i- Btobhall ( 'astir, an ancient residence of the family of Drnmmond, and on the 
north side Taymount, the romantic residence of Mr Charles A. Murray. 



INTRODUCTION. IX 

in repair the abbot's mansion at Campsie, consisting of a hall, 
chapel, chamber, and kitchen, together with a bakery and brew- 
house. He engaged, on twenty-four hours' notice, to provide 
for the "abbot, brethren, and famyle" four feather beds and 
four other beds convenient for servants, along with towels and 
table-linen, broom and other fuel. He also pledged himself to 
furnish pots, pans, and other cooking and culinary utensils, and 
further to provide wax for Saint Adamnan's Chapel; also a 
sufficient " rollar " (rower) for a boat to be used by the abbot or 
monks when they chose to enjoy the sport of angling in the 
river. 

The abbot and brethren possessed town residences (Jwspitia) 
at Dundee and Perth, these towns being each about fifteen 
miles distant from the monastery. At Pentecost 1469, the 
hospice at Dundee was let to William Tulloch, a condition 
being that on arriving at the place, the abbot and brethren 
should enjoy their wonted privileges. A garden attached to it 
was protected by walls, which the lessee was bound to keep in 
repair. In 1542, this hospice yielded a rent of 13s. 4d., and its 
occupant was bound to supply all necessaries for beds, table, 
and kitchen, with kail and herbs, and also to have a stable and 
two cellars. One of the two hospices at Perth, situated in 
the Speygate, was, in 1549, granted in a feu-charter to George 
Brown, perfumer, on condition that he kept the building in con- 
stant readiness for the granters and their successors. In the 
stipulated accommodation are included a hall and chambers with 
four beds, vessels, and napery, two cellars for provisions, and 
stabling for eight horses. This hospice, in 1542 and 1549, 
realised a rent of 13s. 4d. ; the other, which appears to have 
been situated immediately beside the Cross, had four booths. 
In 1542 it yielded a revenue of £6, 6s. 4d., its lessee being- 
John Merschell, who also held some land beside the Market 



X INTRODUCTION. 

Cross, on the north side of Market Street. 1 Another booth, 
standing in the corner of the hospice beside the Cross, was 
separately let for 26s. 8d. Besides his mansion at Campsie (I., 
xlv.), which was on one occasion granted for occupation to a 
lessee of the fishings, houses were at times reserved for the abbot 
at Little Perth. Accommodation seems also to have been pro- 
vided at Dalvany and Dunkeld. 

In the Preface (xlvii.) are enumerated among the possessions 
of the abbey the churches of Alvah, Banffshire ; Airlie, Glenisla, 
and Mathie, Forfarshire ; and Bendochy and Fossoway, Perth- 
shire. Leased generally to laymen, these churches were con- 
siderable sources of revenue. In 1547, and again in 1557, the 
church of Alvah was let to Sir Walter Ogilvy and his spouse, 
Dame Agnes Hume, at a money rental of £74, besides a pay- 
ment of ten merks " to the stall in Aberdeen," and an allow- 
ance to the vicar of ten pounds a year, with manse and glebe. 
The parish church of Airlie was, in August 1550, let to the 
vicar-pensioner of Airlie, Sir John Smith, on a rental of 
twenty-four pounds ; he further consenting to pay all ecclesias- 
tical dues, and to maintain the fabric. To Master David ( lamp- 
bell and his assignees were let, in November 1557, the teind- 
sheaves, profits, and oblations of the church of Glenisla, at a 
rental of eighty pounds and for payment of other dues. Thomas 
Kennedy, in October 1553, obtained a lease of the church of 
Mathie, at a rent of one hundred merks additional to the vicar's 
fee and other dues. The church of Bendochy was, in 14G2, let 
to David Blair of Benachty (Bendochy) for the annual payment 
of £20, with all ordinary expenses. In the second volume 
the parish clerk and Lady-priest of Bendochy are mentioned 
frequently. In 1511 the church of Fossoway, in three parts 

1 II., 77, 206. In the latter reference there is an allusion to the ai 
of Perth. 



INTRODUCTION. XI 

of its fruits, was leased for one hundred merks to Patrick How- 
Drone and his sons. 1 

In the leases of Adhory and Soutarhouse (I., 204, 224) there are 
allusions to the ancient practice of " riding the marches." In 
the lease of John Campbell of Soutarhouse, dated 26th Novem- 
ber 1557, there is a reference to a " perambule " or perambula- 
tion between the abbey and that of Scone, with special regard 
to the pasturage of twenty-six head of cattle and of horses in 
the muir of Monkell. It is worthy of mention tha + the deter- 
mination of the marches between the lands occupied by the 
various tenants was sometimes settled by arbitration or by 
agreement among the tenants themselves. When Herbert 
Turnbull of Middle Drimmie was accused by George Turnbull 
of Easter Drimmie of "ryving out of certane faldis of corne 
land ' ; from the commonty, in the first instance " certane honest 
men " were chosen in the " debate," and adjudication was finally 
given by the lord abbot (II., 130, 131). Tenants were bound to 
keep or defend their marches. 

In granting those who held feu-charters corporal possession 
of their portions, a ceremony was observed, essential to the 
completion of their titles. A bailie-depute of the monastery 
attended on the land, and there legally invested the feuar by 
handing to him portions of "earth, tree, and stone," or when 
mills and other buildings were conveyed, portions of "thack 
and duffat," that is, of thatch and sod. 

Feuars were bound not to dispose of their portions without 



1 In the "Kental" of 1542 (II., 204) the several churches are reported as 
producing the rents undernoted : 
Alveth, 
Glenisla, 



Mathie, 

Airlie, 

Bendochy 



. £88 6 8 

80 

66 14 4 

24 

and St Adamnan's Chapel at Campsie, 70 



Fossoway, . . . . . 66 14 4 



Xll INTRODUCTION. 

in the first instance giving to the monastery an opportunity of 
purchase, and they were not to dispose of their lands to persons 
of higher rank than themselves. Their successors were to 
pay double feu-duty at the first year's entry, while attendance 
was sometimes pledged to the three pleas of the monastery 
or the three courts which the bailie or principal judge held 
annually. 

Of the abbey stewards, two are at a later period frequently 
named, Peter Trent and Sir John Hammill. Sir John was 
latterly Prebendary of Kippen. 

The abbey physician did not reside in the monastery. On 
the 21st May 1554, Alexander Turnbull, who belonged to a 
family above the average importance of tenants, received the 
lease of a portion of land in recompense of service as " mediciner." 
By his lease he became bound at all times " to do his cure," the 
brethren finding him " sic stuff as might be needful." It was 
further stipulated that he would not practise his craft at Keith- 
ock, the people of that barony probably employing a physician 
selected by themselves. 

Among the convent's ordinary retainers were the baker, 
brewer, fowler, foresters, bullock -herds, storemasters, land- 
stewards, gardeners, and warreners. On the 1st September 
1550, Symon Wilson, described as "brewer of the Lord Abbot," 
was assigned three acres of land at Balgershow. 

In 1541, and again in 1547, John Soutar in Millhorn was 
constituted fowler; he became bound to deliver into the 
hands of the cellarer what fowls were "slain" by himself or 
his assistants. In remuneration he was to receive for a wild 
goose, two shillings ; for a crane or swan, five shillings ; for a 
partridge, eightpence; and for a plover, dottrel, curlew, wild 
duck, red-shank, lapwing, teal, and other small birds, fourpence 
each. If lie failed in diligence, or kept back any portion of his 



INTRODUCTION. Xlll 

fowling, he was, for each offence, to pay a fine of thirty 
shillings. Henry Brown, in Westhorn (II., 203, 241, 254), 
obtained higher remuneration — three shillings for a goose, and 
six shillings and eightpenee for a crane. 

In 1549, James Hering with his two sons received the 
" forestership and keeping of the woods of Drymmie." It was 
stipulated that they should "keip the samyn fra thameself, 
servands, and tenantis, and fra all vtheris at thai may stop at 
thair vter powar, exceptand to the vphald of the .said grund 
alanerlie, vnder the pane of ane vnlaw of grene wod." 1 It was 
further required that they should faithfully discharge their 
duties to the "Lady-priest of Bennathy," and the boatman of the 
river Isla. In the first, as w T ell as in the present volume, fre- 
quent references occur to the woods and forests in possession of 
the abbey, which were jealously guarded from the intrusion 
of tenants and their cattle, and from the trespass of " outmen." 
Part at least of the forest of Campsie was defended by walls 
erected by the tacksmen of the neighbouring lands and fishings 
(I., 237, 242). Other woods or forests mentioned are those of 
Cally, Forthir, and Glenprosen, Inverwick, and Murthly in 
Athole; and reference is made to a forester in Strathardle. Some- 
times, however, pasturage was allowed in the woods, and, under 
the direction of the officers of the abbey, tenants were permitted 
to obtain trees for building purposes. In one case (I., 201), 
where tenants were responsible for the defence of the forest, the 
" unlaws " were to be divided among them for their " trouble." 
Towards the forester's better remuneration, contributions were 
exacted from the tenantry. The forester of Glenbrichty in 
Glenisla became bound in 1558 to keep and herd as many 

1 This provision has reference to the Act of Parliament, passed in 1535, which 
decreed against the destroyers of greenwood, by cutting, peeling, burning, or 
felling, £10 as a penalty for the first offence, £20 for the second, and death for 
the third. 



xiv INTRODUCTION. 

sheep as the abbot might "pies to put to him;" besides 
paying a money rental and restricting the number of cattle to 
be fed by him in the forest ; or in the event of exceeding that 
number to share their profits with the abbot. 

At Pentecost 1470, the office of studarius or keeper of 
bullocks and black cattle, was conferred on one "Maknychol" and 
another, together with a lease of the lands of Forthir, at a 
certain rental including half-a-stone of butter to be used in the 
convent at the six annual feasts. In the " stodhirdrye," William 
M'Nicholl and John M'Nychol and his grandson were con- 
firmed in 1557, when it would seem the office had become 
hereditary. With reference to the rent in butter, it is interest- 
ing to learn that " fresh butter " on six feast-days was an early 
exaction from the Forthir tenants, and that a plate of butter was 
to be supplied by tenants in the pastoral district of Athole. 

In the pastoral districts there were storemasters. Their 
duty was to enter in "a store book" the number of sheep 
belonging to the monastery fed on the different lands; also an 
account of the rent in kind paid by the tenantry. The land- 
officers empowered to see that the tenants fulfilled the condi- 
tions of their leases, are frequently mentioned in both volumes, 
and what is probably a complete list will be found in the 
separate rental of 1542 (II., 181-204). They were five in 
number, and to each was allotted a separate district. These 
divisions were — the district above the Isla and Ericht; Persic, 
Cally, and Drimmie ; Glenisla ; Athole and Mar ; Glenboy, 
Kinrreich, and Little Perth; and the Carse. 

Horticulture was actively promoted. In 1542, David Howie- 
son held a lease of three gardens belonging to the monastery, 
from which he agreed to furnish to the abbot and brethren " kail 
and herbs for fifteen days in his turn." He undertook to 
cultivate parsley, beet, and lettuce, and to supply to the warden 



INTRODUCTION. XV 

onions and " bow-kaill " or colewort ; also half the produce of 
the fruit trees. He further agreed, as did the other gardeners, 
to rear " eschis " (ash trees) ; x carefully nurturing thern till they 
were four or five years old. He was to prune the trees and 
hedges, to repair the stone-fences, to preserve the alleys, and 
to keep open and clear the pools and water-courses. He con- 
sented that he would " nocht lat ane craw big within the bundis." 
On obtaining a renewal of his lease at Carsgrange in 1549, James 
Jackson promised to render service by preserving the trees, keep- 
ing clear the ditches, planting young trees, and watching the 
orchard against the intrusion both of beasts and robbers. If in 
any point pertaining to " ane trew and gude gardner " he proved 
unsteadfast, he was thereupon to " tyn his rycht," that is forfeit 
his holding. 

The " warandar of conyngar," or keeper of the rabbit-warren, 
is occasionally mentioned in the earlier Rental Book. In receiv- 
ing, in 1475, a life lease of two acres in the Grange of Kethyk, 
Gilbert Ea undertook to keep the " conyngar fra all scath and 
peryl, and promofe and put yt to al profit at is povar." 

Hotel accommodation was not overlooked. For example, in 
September 1557, Alexander Baxter consented to conduct at 
Keithock a hostelry by the " biggin of houssis, chameris, and 
stablis, for the ressaving of strangeris honestlie," and by pro- 
viding " to thame hors meit and mannis meit." 

In their feu-charter of the lands of Bogside, dated 22d April 
1557, Thomas Ogilvy and his wife, Janet Fraser, agreed to keep 
in constant repair and use a malt kiln, " with meat and drink 
to be sold to the abbot and convent, and their tenants and 
servants travelling between the lands of Glenisla and the 
monastery." To this charter were appended the common seal of 

1 Of ash wood were constructed bows and arrows, which were used in fowling 
and otherwise, till the close of the sixteenth century. 



xvi INTRODUCTION. 

the chapter, also " the privy seal of the queen, and the manual 
subscription of Mary, queen-dowager and regent of the kingdom." 

The privilege of vending bread, wine, and ale, was granted 
to a portion of the tenantry. Special permission to engage in 
baking and brewing, also in general merchandise, was allowed 
to the convent's burgh of Keithock. A common alehouse per- 
taining to the mill of Keithock was held in special protection. 

Contrary to an opinion generally entertained that rotation of 
crops and the use of manure are modern improvements, we find 
that both were recognised by the monks at Cupar. In his 
charter of the lands of Galloraw, dated May 1558, Eobert 
Alexander was promised, for the manuring of his lands and 
croft, " all the dung in the common stables, with ashes and dust 
from the convent workshops and courtyards." But a portion 
of ashes was to be " reserved by the convent for young plants." 
On Alexander's lands the east park was granted to the husband- 
men or tenants, on condition that they would sow the field two 
years in succession; and that when the fruits of the second 
year were gathered in, they would prepare it for raising broom 
to be used at the monastery. The park was to remain as a 
broomfield for seven years, the tenants being allowed to mow 
the grass only, while the broom was reserved for the " hearths 
and ovens of the abbey." After seven years the soil was to be 
restored to cultivation. Somewhat similar regulations were 
laid down at an earlier period (I., 142, 143, 147, 173, 219). 

Corn-mills propelled by water were established in every 
district; and although their maintenance was sometimes im- 
posed on the tenantry, yet it was " the old custom," as 
early as 1447, that they should be repaired by the lessees, 
on whom also fell the burden of conveying the millstones 
and conserving the water. " Thirlage " to the mill of the sokvn 
oi district was enforced. It is described in most leases as 



INTRODUCTION. xvii 

" doing debt to the mill." This debt consisted in the miller's 
right to a fixed quantity of multure, which in the lands 
of Keithock is described as " the ane-and-twenty corne," doubt- 
less the twenty-first sheaf, or nearly five per cent, of the 
produce. 

Mills for pressing or fulling cloth, styled "walk-mills," ex- 
isted at Keithock, Balgersho, Kincreich, and other places. 
To these mills thirlage was unexacted. In 1550 the widow 
and son of William Walker obtained in lease the " walk-mill " 
of Kincreich, their family name being doubtless derived, like 
the English synonym, Fuller, from their occupation. 

The ancient custom of " herezeld " was recognised, if not 
strictly enforced. According to usage, on the death of the 
tenant, the "herezeld" or "heriot," which was the best horse 
or ox on the farm, might be claimed by the landlord. As 
early as 1483, a tenant in Athole is bound to pay a herezeld in 
event of his succession on his father's death (I., p. 231). William 
Forbes, bailie of Murthly in Mar, had the privilege of the here- 
zelds in the district under his superintendence (I., 244). In 
several of the later leases the convent reserved " all herezelds 
of each pleucht-gang which happen to become vacant;" and 
on other occasions, " all herezelds of the men dwelling within 
the lands," or the "herezelds of them that labour the ground 
for the time." In allusion to these claims by rapacious ecclesi- 
astics, Sir David Lyndsay, in his " Satyre of the Three Estates," 
composed in 1535, adopts this pungent strain : 

" Wee had ane meir, that caryit salt and coill, 
And everie ilk yeir, scho brocht us hame aue foill. 
Wee had thrie ky, that was baith fat and fair, 
Nane tydier into the toun of Air. 
My Father was sa waik of blade and bane, 
That he deit, quhairfoir my Mother maid great maine : 
Then scho deit, within ane day or two ; 
And thair began my povertie and wo. 



xviii INTRODUCTION. 

Our gude gray meir was baittand on the feild, 

And our Land's laird tuik hir, for his hyreild, 

The Vickar tuik the best cow be the heid, 

Incontinent, quhen my father was deid. 

And quhen the Vickar hard tel how that my mother 

Was deid, fra hand, he tuke to him ane uther : 

Then Meg, my wife, did murne baith evin and morrow, 

Till at the last scho deit for verie sorrow : 

And when the Vickar hard tell my wyfe was dead, 

The thrid cow he cleikit be the heid. 

Thair umest clay is, that was of rapploch gray, 

The Vickar gart his Clark bear them away. 

Quhen all was gane, I micht mak na debeat, 

Bot with my bairns past for till beg my meat. " 1 

Muirland tenants became bound to keep hounds, or a " leiche 
of howndis, to hunt the tod (fox) and wolf." In their lease of 
the barony of Glenisla, dated 16th November 1552, David 
Ogilvy, and his wife, Margaret Campbell, engaged to " nourish a 
leish of good hounds, with a couple of raches " (sleuth-hounds), 
and to be ready at all times to pass to the hunt with the abbot 
or his bailies. 

Tenants whose holdings adjoined the river Isla, or other 
streams, were generally bound to provide a boat and fishing 
tackle for the use of the friars. In their lease, dated 1544, 
John Pery of Laidcassie, and his wife, Mary Falow, agreed " to 
uphauld ane ele-ark and the stand thereof as it salbe delyuerit 
to thame, and lelely and trewly to delyuer the fische to ws 
and our successoris." 

As stated previously (I., xxvi.), rents were paid in money, 
service, and kind. The money rental was ordinarily reckoned 
in pounds, shillings, and pence, being the usual currency ; but 
occasionally " crownis of wycht " and " crownis of the sone " are 
mentioned. Being of the standard weight, the former coin was 

1 Sir David Lyndsay's "Poetical Works" (Laing's edition, 1871), Vol. ii., 
pp. 200, 201. The impost of herezeld fell into general disuse about the close of 
the seventeenth century, but it is met witli at Inverness so late as 1738. 



INTRODUCTION. xix 

of the value of thirteen shillings and fourpence. The " crown 
of the sone," so designated from bearing a sun as the mint 
mark, was a French coin representing the value of fourteen 
shillings ; but weighing actually one grain less than its Scottish 
equivalent, it was in 1540, by an Act of the Estates, declared to 
be of the same value as the " crown of wycht ; " and as such 
was passed into circulation. 

On the subject of rent in kind, we would refer to the preface to 
Vol. I. (xxvi., xxix.). In the present volume we find lhat lessees 
of corn-mills were required to pay as a portion of rent a fat boar 
yearly, or " ane sufficient clene-fed bair " every second year. A 
portion of the tenantry were bound to maintain herds of nolt or 
black cattle during the months of winter. Geese fed on a farm 
are described as " tame," " fatted," or " fed," in contradistinc- 
tion to wild geese, the securing of which was the province of the 
fowler. One of the payments in kind was black oats, a descrip- 
tion of grain still in use. 1 

In the " Eegister of Tacks " 1539-59, additional light is thrown 
on the services of the tenantry. A nearly uniform provision was 
the supply of peats. The tenants were to recover peat from the 
marsh, and after proper preparation, to convey it to the monas- 
tery. Carriage service was of two kinds, the common or 
ordinary ; and that which was designated the long carriage or 
great draught. The common carriage consisted in the delivery 
at the monastery of so many "fidderis" or cart-loads of fuel, 
including peat, bent, roots, and branches of fallen trees. Cheese 
and fish, both fresh and dried — the latter being styled hard-fish 
— were also to be conveyed. The long carriage was required 
of the principal tenantry once a year, when two horses and four 

1 In reference to a provision in the lease of William Nory, dated about 1443 
(I., xxix., 119) we have fallen into error. The " 18 score of hoggs," mentioned in 
this lease, refer to young sheep — not hogs or swine. 



XX INTRODUCTION. 

oxen were employed in conveying to the abbey such articles as 
timber, lime, slates, and coal. By the long carriage, otherwise 
called the great draught, goods were brought to the monastery 
from Dundee, the nearest port; also from other towns. A " small 
long carriage " is once mentioned. 

Land was divided into " in-field," that is cultivated, and " out- 
field," or land which was unreclaimed. Certain pastoral districts 
are described as "shepherd-land," 1 and it was a condition 
in respect to it, that the lessee should be willing to pasture 
as many sheep as the abbot might send to his care. Portions 
of territory were open to the tenantry, both for pasturage and 
fuel. The meadows and broom-parks of Eaitschell and Wester 
Drimmie, and the marshes of Balbrogie and Cowbyre, are 
specially named. There was also common pasturage at Campsie 
and Monkmyre. Eespecting the latter the conventual authori- 
ties instituted a judicial inquiry in July 1546, when, on the 
testimony of elderly persons, it was shown that while a portion 
was retained by members of the convent, the remaining part 
had been used by the tenants at Cowty, Bendochy, Galloraw, 
Baitschell, and other places ; also by their sub-tenants or cottars. 

During the fifteenth century leases were generally granted for 
five or seven years, though in some instances for nineteen years, 
and even for life. But in the incumbency of Abbot Donald 
more liberal covenants were allowed. These were, however, 
accompanied by an exaction at entry, known as a composition 
or "grassum." Ample material for judging of the nature, 
extent, and value of this exaction is afforded in the " Buik of 
Corapositiones of Gressumis," beginning in the present volume 
at p. 221. It was to be expected that Abbot Campbell would 

1 Owing to the fact that at certain seasons sheep were sent from Cupar to the 
"shepherd-land" at Glenisla, eighteen miles distant, it would seem that the 
importance of change of climate and pasture in improving the condition of sheep 
was not unknown in the monastery. 



INTRODUCTION. xxi 

look favourably on his kinsmen ; and thus we find him making 
a composition (II., 227) for a liferent of Easter Percy to John 
Campbell, younger, and Eobert and William, his natural sons, 
the composition being " gratis for his- and thairis seruice." Not 
infrequently, the composition was made payable to the " fabric 
of the monastery." For such a purpose, even twelve merks 
were accepted ; but sometimes the composition on a life lease 
was from one hundred to two hundred pounds. In March 1548, 
William Spalding "componit" for a life lease of fche Miln of 
Keithock, by paying sixty pounds and a puncheon of " romany." 1 
When a widow re-married, it was common for the new husband 
to settle down into the tenancy which she had enjoyed with her 
former husband ; and for this privilege, as well as for the licence 
to marry, it was customary to make an exaction (II., 238, 
243, 250). 

Towards old tenants and their representatives much favour 
was extended. The married tenant was in every lease asso- 
ciated with his wife, who was always designated by her maiden 
name ; it was provided that the survivor should retain the farm 
during the subsistence of the lease. Occasionally the eldest son 
was conjoined with the parents ; but at other times the head of 
the family was permitted to select his successor from among his 

1 In reference to this wine, Dr Henderson, in his " Ancient and Modern Wines" 
(London, 1824), remarks : "Except the small town of Roniana in Aragon there 
is no place that bears a similar designation, and I am not aware that the wines 
of that province have ever been much known beyond the places of their growth." 
Dr H. thinks it probable that Romany wine was prepared from a grape of Greek 
extraction, and that the name " Roum " is of Saracenic origin. In "Customs and 
Valuations of Merchandises, a.d. 1612" (Ledger of Haliburton, Edinburgh, 1867, 
p. 335), Romany or Romney wine is classed with sack, canary, etc., apart from 
Levant, French, and Rhenish wines. On the other hand, in the " Records of 
the Burgh of Edinburgh " (Scottish Burgh Record Societ} r , 1S71), we find at pp. 
115, 121, 125, 127, etc., that Romany wine is uniformly classed along with 
French wines, such as Bordeaux, Orleans, Malvaisie, and Rochelle. It was 
probably identical with Romane Conti, a kind of Burgundy. 



xxii INTRODUCTION. 

sons. When there was a daughter only, the " gnde son " (son-in- 
law) was conjoined in the lease, and where there were no children, 
heirs-male whatsoever, or heirs and assignees were named. 

For aged tenants the convent made due provision. Thus 
when Andrew Oliver, and Ellen Allan, his wife, received, in 
1546, a lease of the twelfth portion of Cupar Grange, they 
became bound to provide in meat and clothes, and other 
necessaries, John Allan, the former tenant, then aged and 
infirm. Orphan children of tenants were in like manner 
provided for. Guardians were appointed from among their 
nearest friends, and in some cases benefactions were bestowed 
by the convent. 

When leases were renewed to widows, it was expressly stipu- 
lated that, should they marry without permission, their leases 
would be forfeited : and curiously enough, a clause as to re- 
marriage is sometimes inserted in leases granted during the 
husband's life. When a lease was renewed to a widow with 
children, a provision was made for the children. In certain 
leases the convent reserved power to take possession of a portion 
of the tenant's lands, but it was specified that, in this event, 
land should be granted to the tenant equal to that appropri- 
ated, and at the sight of husbandmen mutually chosen. 

The humbler tenantry were, in cultivating their portions, 
bound to use their own horses and farm-gear. The principal 
tenantry were, by special favour, empowered to make sub- 
tenants, but on these conditions ; that the sub-tenants were to 
be of no higher degree than themselves, and that their intro- 
duction was approved by the convent. In more important 
leases, it is set forth that lessees were to have power to appoint 
and eject tenants as often as they deemed expedient; but that 
each tenant at entry should make oath to be faithful to the 
monastery, and willing to be corrected of all faults by its 



INTRODUCTION. xxiil 

ministers of justice, both spiritual and temporal. Tenants 
might abandon their holdings on giving six months' notice. In 
some leases, it was made a condition that poor sub-tenants 
were not to be removed from their holdings. For behoof of the 
humbler tenantry or others falling into poverty, a bursa 
pauperum was kept in the monastery. 1 

Military service was exacted from the principal tenantry, but 
the large supply of armour required in the earlier record 
(Preface, xxxii.) was not demanded subsequently In leases 
granted from 1539 onwards, the principal tenantry became 
bound, in proportion to the extent of their holdings, to provide 
one or two mounted horsemen, each furnished with a spear or 
lance, for the service of the queen and abbot. Such service 
was to be rendered in war, and in the event of hostile gather- 
ings or intestine feuds. The provision for mounted horsemen 
was generally combined with that of furnishing one or two 
horses for the abbot's carriage. In his feu-charter dated August 
1550, Eobert Montgomery, of Dundee, became bound to provide 
an armed horseman in defence of the abbot and convent against 
assailants and heretics. 

For many causes leases might be forfeited. A few may here 
be specified, but a full list will be found in the Index (see For- 
feiture of Lease). In feu-charters it was provided that if rent 
was unpaid for three successive years, the conveyed property 
was to revert to the convent. " Tynsall of tack," that is, for- 
feiture of lease, was to follow conviction for theft or reset of 
stolen goods ; also the destruction of young timber or the unau- 
thorised appropriation of forest trees. Adultery was punishable 
in like manner, as was sorning, or sponging on one's neighbours. 

1 Common labourers working at the abbey or in its gardens, were allowed as 
food the convent's " leavings" — or the portion of viands returned to the kitchen 
from the refectory. 



XXiv INTRODUCTION. 

In their lease, granted on 14th August 1542, Alexander 
Jackson, and his wife, and heir, promised to fulfil a part of 
their agreement, "under the pain of cursing." In his lease 
dated 3d June 1543, Simon Donald of Easter Cotyards, Janet 
Battray, his spouse, and Simon, his son, covenanted under 
" tynsall of tak," to " fortify and defend the liberty and common 
wealth of the realm, of the Christian faith, and of Holy Church 
and of the abbey." But in 1544, and until 1558, "tynsall 
of tak " was made contingent upon the adoption of heresy, that 
is, of conversion to the reformed doctrines; the spread of 
which had excited among churchmen no inconsiderable alarm. 
In the lease of the lands of Bruntyhill, granted on the 22d 
May 1545, to John Thom, and his wife, Ellen Small, also to one 
of their sons, it was thus provided : " If it happens John, Ellen, 
his spouse, and son foresaid, to hold any opinions of heresy 
against the ordinance and constitution of Holy Kirk ; it being 
sufficiently proved upon them, this our letter of tack to be of 
no avail from that time forth ; but we freely to dispone there- 
upon as shall be thought expedient by us." In other leases a 
mode of escape is afforded to those who renounced the new 
faith, since those alone who "byde thairat obstinatlie," are 
subjected to punishment. When the doctrines of Luther had 
made marked progress, it was deemed essential to characterise 
them more specifically. Accordingly in his feu-charter of the 
lands of Little Perth, dated in 1550, Eobert Montgomery, of 
Dundee, and his wife, became bound to " defend the abbot 
and convent, their place and goods to the best of their ability, 
against all assailants and heretics whomsoever; and if they 
shall fall into the Lutheran madness (mliem) and heresy, or if 
they shall obstinately hold new opinions contrary to the con- 
stitutions of the Church, the said feu shall revert to the abbey." 

Among scions of notable families who held leases from the 



INTRODUCTION. XXV 

abbey, mentioned in the Preface (xlii.), were members of the 
house of Spalding. To King Eobert the Bruce Peter de 
Spaldyng betrayed the town of Berwick in 1318, pleading as 
his excuse that the burgesses were oppressed by the English 
troops. From King Eobert he, on the 1st May 1319, received, 
in exchange for his lands and tenements at Berwick, the lands 
of Ballourthy and Petmethy, in the county of Forfar, together 
with the keepership of the royal forest of Kylgerry. 1 In 1469, 
Alexander Spaldyng of Auchinhary is named in the rental book 
as receiving in lease the church of Glenyleff (Glenisla). At 
the Feast of Pentecost 1469, the Grange of Erolie (Airlie) 
was let to William Spalding for five years. John Spalding, 
son and heir of James Spalding, received, on the 9th November 
1560, a feu-charter of half the Grange of Airlie; George 
Spalding, on the same day, obtaining a charter of the other 
portion. Several other members of the Spalding family are 
noticed in the rental book. 

With the accession to the abbacy, in 1526, of Donald Camp- 
bell, fourth son of Archibald, second Earl of Argyle, members 
of families hitherto unknown in the district appear among the 
tenantry. Among these was the family of Montgomery. To 
Eobert Montgomery, Abbot Donald, on the 31st May 1558, 
granted a feu-charter of a portion of the lands of Balbrogy. The 
abbot's niece, Helen, daughter of Colin, third Earl of Argyle, was 
wife of Hugh Montgomery, third Baron, and first Earl of 
Eglinton. 

Members of the baronial house of Ogilvy appear as 
tenants on the abbey lands. In 1443 Patrick Ogilvy received 
from the convent the lease of a portion of the lands of 
Persie; he, in January 1460, is named as bailie-depute. 

1 "History of the Carnegies, Earls of Soutliesk," by William Fraser, Edin- 
burgh, 1867, pp. xiv. 482, 483, 535. 



XXVI INTRODUCTION. 

The office of bailie was afterwards granted in lease to John, 
second Lord Ogilvy of Airlie ; it was also held by James, third, 
and James, fourth Lord Ogilvy. Among the Airlie Papers (II., 
297) is a letter of James V., in which the abbot and friars 
are commanded to allow James, Lord Ogilvy, to discharge his 
office of bailie without impediment, in consideration that his 
father and grandfather had held the same office, and that his 
lease of office had five years to run. This royal letter was 
signeted at Edinburgh on the 28th May, year unnamed; but 
as it contains the name of Abbot William Turnbull, it clearly 
belongs to the period between 1509 and 1526 when that abbot 
held office. Turnbull's successor, Abbot Donald, granted to 
James, Lord Ogilvy, a charter, making the office of bailie 
hereditary in his house. It is set forth in the charter that his 
predecessors had well defended the convent, their servants and 
lands, both in peace and war. Besides a pecuniary recompense, 
Lord Airlie was privileged to personally receive the services 
of the tenants due to the monastery, also the fines and 
escheats levied in his court. On the 29th September 1539, 
Abbot Donald and the convent granted to James, Master of 
Ogilvy, son and heir-apparent of James, Lord Ogilvy of Airlie, 
and to Katherine Campbell, his spouse, a feu-charter of the 
lands of Glentullach and Auchindorie. In this charter, Lord 
Ogilvy binds himself and his heirs to defend the abbot and 
convent in actions, pleas, and quarrels, criminal or civil, against 
all persons, the king's majesty excepted. 

The legal authority of the abbey court began to wane. This 
is evident from a minute of the court of bailiery held on the 
30th June 1540 (II., 298), in which it appears that James, 
Master of Ogilvy, had summoned the tenantry to his court, 
and there exhibited to them an heritable infeftment, with an 
instrument of sasine, confirming him in office as bailie, while 



INTRODUCTION. XXV11 

his authority was further vouched by the abbot in person. 
Thereupon a memorial, subscribed by twenty-one of the 
tenantry, was produced, praying that the practice of litigants 
seeking justice at distant courts might be prohibited; where- 
upon both the abbot and bailie ruled that all who brought their 
neighbours to any court other than that of the abbey should 
be fined five pounds for the first offence, and for the second ten 
pounds; while if they continued disobedient, they should be 
extruded from their holdings. 

James, Master of Ogilvy, married Katherine, daughter of Sir 
John Campbell of Calder, the abbot's brother. In the abbot's 
bed-chamber in the monastery, on the 30th July 1545, he 
executed his will, constituting his wife his executrix. As a 
reason moving him to execute his testament, he refers to " the 
troublous time, and the raid against Englishmen, the old ene- 
mies of Scotland ; " he had anticipated his fate, for he fell at 
the battle of Pinkie in September 1547. His widow became 
second wife of David, Earl of Crawford, and as such was, by the 
abbot, on the 10th September [1557], liferented with her son, 
James, fifth Lord Ogilvy, in the lands of Miclde Forthar, in the 
barony of Glenisla. From Katherine Campbell are descended 
the present representatives of the noble Houses of Crawford and 
Airlie. 

By the help of the Airlie Papers we obtain the not uninterest- 
ing history of an office in the monastery, less subordinate than 
modern usages might infer, and which, by purchase, ultimately 
became a hereditary appanage of the noble House of Airlie. 
As has already been detailed (I., 41), about 1480-1509, John 
Porter was appointed hereditary porter of the abbey, the duties 
of the office having been efficiently discharged by his predeces- 
sors. In recompense, he was allowed the use of a chamber 
near the abbey gate, with a monk's portion from the cellar; 



XXV1U INTRODUCTION. 

also a dwelling-house at Baitschell, with six acres of arable land, 
and pasturage for two horses and seven cows and their followers. 
This grant was, in the year 1550, confirmed to Eobert Porter by 
Abbot Donald, who, in 1557, granted to him and his wife, Agnes 
Campbell, a lease of a portion of the lands of Keithock. From 
the chamberlain's account, in 1563, we find Eobert Porter 
entered as receiving a commuted allowance, consequent on the 
secularisation of the monastery. 

By an instrument executed on the 15th January 1584-5, 
Eobert Porter, on account of age and infirmity, resigned his office 
of porter in favour of David, his son. Consequent on his son's 
death, he, in March 1586-7, granted his hereditary office to his 
son-in-law, John Farar, together with his house and lands at 
Baitschell, and his annual pension of fifty-five merks, the 
estimated value of a monk's portion. In terms of this instru- 
ment, the rights and privileges of the office were, in March 
1586, granted to John Farar, by Leonard Lesley, the commen- 
dator. To Farar and his wife, Janet Porter, the commendator's 
grant was, on the 10th June 1587, confirmed by royal charter. 
By a contract, dated 12th March 1589, confirmed by the com- 
mendator, Farar and his wife sold, for four hundred pounds 
Scots, their office and its privileges to William Ogilvy in Easter 
Keillor, and his son Archibald. Having, by sale, transferred 
the office and its privileges to James, Lord Ogilvy, Archibald 
Ogilvy granted sasine of the same on the 28th June 1609. 
"When, in 1747, the Act of George II. for abolishing heritable 
jurisdictions in Scotland was passed, John, fourth Earl of Airlie, 
received the sum of eight hundred pounds sterling, as com- 
pensation for the loss of his office as bailie of the monastery. 

To the family of William Eoger, bailie-depute of the monas- 
tery, we have already (I., xxxvii-xl) referred somewhat fully. 
The name Eoger appears in the rental book so early as 1454, 



INTRODUCTION. XXIX 

when a twelfth part of the lands of Cupar Grange was let for 
seven years to William Roger. 1 At Pentecost 1457, one-half of 
Polkak, Blarachnoch, and Achnekathyl, was let for a short 
term to William Haldane, and the other half to John Roger ; a 
son of the latter, styled John Rogerson, obtained a renewal of 
lease in 1467. At Whitsunday 1474, John Roger received a 
lease of an eighth part of 'Arthurstone, in the lands of Bal- 
brogy ; and in 1479 a house and croft at Chapelton of Balbrogy 
was let to William Rogerson. At Pentecost 1468, William 
Roger is named with nine others, who together received a lease 
of Cupar Grange for five years. He and his neighbours, at 
Whitsunday 1473, had a renewal of lease " for al the termys of 
thar livys." 

In 1505, the twelfth part of Cupar Grange was let for five 
years to William Roger. This William Roger died prior to 
the Feast of Pentecost 1508, when his portion at Cupar Grange 
was leased to James Ireland. 2 He was survived by a son 
and a daughter ; these at the time of his death were probably 
infants. The daughter described as "Jonet Rogeare, wife of 
William Hudson," received, conjunctly with her husband on the 
19th September 1542, a renewed lease of the twelfth part of the 
lands of Cupar Grange. She seems to have married a second 
time ; for Jonet Roger, relict of umquhile John Findlay, is, on 
the 9th March 1557, described as receiving in lease a portion of 
the lands of Downy. 

William Roger received from Abbot Donald, on 1st May 
1542, along with his wife Marjory Blair, a lease of the twelfth 

1 The Rogers of Cupar Grange, we subsequently find, were related to the family 
of Roger of Redie, parish of Airlie, Forfarshire. In the Acta Dominorum 
Concilii, lib. vii., fol. 2, 15th June 1406, is mentioned an action by Thomas Roger 
against James, Lord Abernethy, anent the half lands of Redy. 

2 In the Preface to vol. I., p. xxxix., we have fallen into an error. Through 
the information supplied by entries in the present volume, it appears that 
William Roger was not granger of the abbey as formerly stated. 



XXX INTRODUCTION. 

part of the lands of Cupar Grange. The lease extended not 
to their joint-lives only, but to the lives of their son and 
daughter. On the 23d April 1544, "William Eoger appears 
as bailie-depute of the monastery. 1 As bailie-depute he was 
in 15G1 associated with David Campbell, an illegitimate 
son of the abbot. 2 William Eoger died at Cupar Grange in 
June 1562, and his personal estate was valued at £452, 18s. 6d., 
exclusive of "silver lent to the Laird of Euthven." In 
his will, executed on the 16th April 1562, 3 he appointed as 
executors, his wife Marjory Blair and his son William; and 
among four " oversmen " he names " David Eoger in Eedie, and 
William Eoger his son." 4 David Eoger of Eedie was the testa- 
tor's kinsman ; William Eoger married one of his daughters. 

"William Eoger, son of William Eoger and Marjory Blair, 
received from Sir John Campbell of Calder, a charter of feu- 
ferme of the portiou of land at Cupar Grange rented by his 
predecessors. He married Margaret Eollock. 5 He must have 
died in 1604, for on the 21st December of that year his son 
"William obtained sasine of his lands at Cupar Grange. 6 In this 
inheritance he was succeeded by his son William who married 
Elspeth Angus, whose progenitors rented a portion of the 
abbey lands. According to a family tradition he died of a 
pestilential sickness which visited the country in 1664, while 
soon thereafter the family inheritance was by his widow sold to 
one of the family of Meek, whose progenitors had also bee]) 
rentallers at Cupar. 7 

1 Preface, vol. I., p. xxxviii. 2 Preface, vol. I., xl. 

3 Cominissariot Register of Edinburgh ; Testaments. Vol. xxvi. 

4 William Roger of Relic died in February lf>S9, leaving two sons, John and 
James.— ("Scottish House of Roger," 2d Edit., 1875, 8vo, p. 20.) 

' Register of Sasines, Perth, vol. iii., folio 384. 

6 Ibid. 

7 The family of Meek are noticed in vol. I. as tenants of Balmyle and portioners 
of Cupar Orange. 



INTRODUCTION. XXxi 

George, son of William Eoger, son of the second portioner of 
Cupar Grange, leased a portion of the abbey lands, in which he 
was succeeded by his son William, and his grandson Peter. 1 
James, eldest son of Peter Eoger, espoused Jane Haldane, whose 
ancestors, proprietors of Bermony, Perthshire, were formerly 
connected with the abbey lands. Their only son, the editor of 
these volumes, is one of the numerous descendants of the Lords 
Ogilvy, hereditary bailies of the abbey, and of Archibald, Earl 
of Argyle, father of Abbot Donald. 

In relation to the later history of the monastery, the records 
and documents contained in the present volume supply much 
new information. While, consequent on the Act of the Estates 
establishing the reformed faith, the institution was divested of 
its ancient character, Abbot Donald, irrespective of any arrange- 
ments by the Privy Council, completed its secularisation. For 
those connected with him he endeavoured to secure the entire 
revenues of the disestablished monastery. 2 His brother, Sir John 
Campbell of Lorn, had, by espousing Muriel, daughter and heiress 
of Sir John Calder of Calder, in the county of Nairn, acquired 

1 Baptismal Registers of Bendochy. 

2 It is not improbable that tbe subjoined document, which is contained among 
"The Errol Papers, " may have reference to instructions issued against some of 
his tenants by Abbot Donald : 

"An Priviledge of the Constabulary touching the Punishment of Officers of 
Arms, xvi January mdlv. 

"Apud Edinburgum, xvi Januarii iw> ccccc° Liiij. 

"The quhilk day in presence of me, Lyoun King of Arms, and remanent 
heraults chapterly conveent for the time, havand consideration of the many 
oppressions done be William Crarar, messinger, upon our Soveraign Lady's leidges, 
and in special upon the poor tenands and workmen of the Abbay of Coupar and 
the countrey adjacent thereto, as is notourly known be the said Lyoun and 
remanent Herauldis forsaids, and on part of the said oppressions confest be the 
said William. Therfor decernes the said "William's arms to be taken from him, 
and his person delivered to my Lord Constable to be punished at the Queen's 
heynesses pleasure in example of others. — Lindsa of the Mont. Lyon King." 

" Spalding Club Miscellany," ii., 215. 



XXXii INTRODUCTION. 

no ordinary opulence. 1 Yet he was not unwilling to accept from 
his brother the teinds of the church of Alvah. In a charter of 
the lands of Murthly in Mar, granted by the abbot to Alexander 
Forbes in April 1541, are named among the witnesses, Sir John 
Campbell of Calder, Archibald Campbell, parish clerk of Ben- 
dochy, and Mr David Campbell in Easter Denhead. 2 Archi- 
bald Campbell is described in the " Rental Book " (I., 316) as 
brother-german to James Campbell of Lawers; he obtained 
a lease of the lands of Invirtschie and Dunfallinch some 
time between the years 1532 and 1536. Archibald Campbell, 
" burgess of Dundee," is witness to a charter of a house at Perth 
"signed and sealed at Cupar on the 8th August 1541," and to 
this charter are subscribing witnesses, Patrick Campbell, who 
appears to have rented a portion of Kincreich (I., 316) ; also Mr 
John Campbell, pensioner cle Ilys. John Campbell obtained 
a portion of the abbey lands at Murthly, and in September 
1550, a lease of Newbigging of Carsgrange. John Campbell, 
along with his wife, Elizabeth Blacklock, had, from Abbot 
Donald, in November 1557, a lease of the lands of Soutarhouse 
and Muirton. John Campbell, " Lord of Skipinsh " (Skippinche), 
received from the abbot and convent, in April 1559, a charter of 
the lands of Cupar Grange. John Campbell of Lundie (Londie) 
is named under 16th January 1561. About the year 1532, Mi- 
David Campbell received a lease of the teinds of the church of 
Glenisla, which was renewed to him in 1557; he some time 
rented a portion of the lands of Balbrogy. He was depute-bailie 
in 1553, and as " David Campbell in Denhead," witnessed, in 
1558-9, a charter of the lands of Kyncreich. His remains were 
deposited in the church of Bendochy (I., 112). Colin Campbell, 

1 Sir John Campbell of Calder, now Cawdor, was ancestor of the present Karl 
of < 'awdor. 

- Walter Montgomerie, probably a son of the first Earl of Eglinton, is also a 
witni 



INTRODUCTION. XXxiii 

feuar at Crunan, is a witness to the charter of David Campbell, 
in the lands of Cupar Grange ; in 1563 he is named in the cham- 
berlain's account as put to the horn for non-payment of dues. 
Many other members of the family of Campbell are named 
in the rental book. 1 

When, in 1563, Alexander Wishart of Carnbeg, the chamber- 
lain, presented to his relative, Sir John Wishart of Pitarrow, 
the comptroller, an account of the thirds of the abbey rents 
(App. I.), he had to report that, while " the hail pay of the said 
abay wes intromettit with and disponit be my Lord of Argyil 
and his seruandis," there were among those " denuncit rebellis 
and put to the horn " for non-payment of rent, Lady Crawfurd, 
the late abbot's niece, and Colin and John Campbell, most pro- 
bably the abbot's sons. Eepresenting that he had been in pos- 
session of " all and haill the toun and landis of Cowpar Grange, 
with the pertinentis," since the 29th May 1569, John Campbell 
of Caddel [Calder] complained to the Privy Council, in 1579, that 
Lord Boyd, collector-general of thirds, had illegally exacted a 
payment from his tenants. The Council decreed an exemption. 2 

John, fourth Earl of Athole, was, as husband of Mary Camp- 
bell, the abbot's sister, enabled to acquire a principal share of 
the abbey estate. On the 7th October 1558, he obtained 
from the convent a charter of the lands of Innerwick. By 
a royal charter in April 1564, he received, as portion of his 
justiciary, " all and haill the lands pertaining to the abbot and 
convent of Cupar, Hand within the earldom " of Athole ; which 
grant was in 1578, confirmed by the Privy Council. 3 

1 Since the name of the abbot's wife is not to be found in any contemporary 
record, there can be no doubt that Lord Campbell errs in holding that Donald 
Campbell had married "before entering into religion" (I., xl.). His sons were 
clearly illegitimate (I., Ill, 112). 

2 Register of the Privy Council of Scotland (Edin., 1880), iii., 142. 

3 Ibid., ii., 698-700. 

C 



XXXIV INTRODUCTION. 

On the 24th August 1565, the Earl of Athole appointed 
Leonard Lesley spiritual commendator of the abbey, his act 
being confirmed under the Privy Seal. By a disposition (App. 
V.) dated 17th March 1610, James, Earl of Athole, on behalf of 
the four daughters of his predecessor, James, Earl of Athole, con- 
veyed to James Drummond in Boghall, ten thousand merks, in 
return for the abbey lands of Cupar, consisting of the farms 
of Over Drimmie, Over Persie, Grange of Aberbothrie, Arthur- 
stone, and Campsie, along with the market-town of Cupar and 
the precincts or " constabulary " of the monastery. 

It is interesting to remark in the chamberlain's account that 
in 1563 John Knox received stipend as minister of Edinburgh 
from the abbey " thirds." The sum paid him under the comp- 
troller's precept was £66, 14s. 4d., for which it is recorded he 
granted a discharge. 1 

In the chamberlain's account, we have some particulars as to 
the state of the abbey buildings in 1563. The chamberlain 
describes the chapel as being so completely wrecked, that with 
a view to preserve the timber, he had built up both doors; also 
the undermost door of the steeple. In the cloister, he had 
collected the slates which had been removed from the- roof. 
He had also repaired the broken windows, providing them with 
iron framework. The abbot's apartments he had partially 
restored, and with proper fastenings made secure the granaries 
and store-houses. From having, in August 1562, accommodated 
the royal stud, the stables of the monastery are in the account 
styled the " quenes stables." The further history of the struc- 
ture will be found in the Preface (xxi.-xxv.). 

On the resumption of the abbey lands by the crown, James 
VI., in a charter dated 7th February 1595, granted to Leonard 

1 For an account of the payment of stipends of the reformed clergy out of the 
thirds of benefices, see Calderwood's "History of the Kirk," ii., 172. 



INTRODUCTION. XXXV 

Lesley, " the spiritual patrimony of the abbey — viz., the tower, 
fortalice, and all within the precincts ; with the parsonage and 
vicarage teinds of the churches of Bendochy, Glenisla, Airlie, 
Methie [Mathy], Fossoway, and Alveth." What revenue Lesley 
had originally as spiritual commendator, does not appear; but a 
provision, actual or contingent, was made to his four sons. 
Leonard, his eldest son, on the 16th March 1597, demitted into 
the hands of the king, that portion of the temporality of the 
abbey, held by his father. On the 3d February 1583, Andrew, 
another of the sons, obtained a decreet against the commen- 
dator and others, for payment of a pension of £50 out of the 
abbey rental. Andrew subsequently became clerk to Cornelius 
Tennant, advocate; as such he, on the 24th June 1603, granted 
a contract of £50, together with seven dozen of capons, and two 
dozen of poultry, to Mr David Williamson, minister at Mathy. 
Alexander, another of the commendator's sons, received, on 
the 30th June 1592, by a Privy Seal grant, a portion of the 
abbey's revenues, formerly enjoyed by " Dean John Fogo, 
monk ; " which grant was confirmed by his father, as commen- 
dator. on the 18th July of the same year. He, in 1601, became 
minister of Mortlach, in Banffshire ; and on the 28th October of 
the following year, assigned his portion to his brother James. 

Leonard Lesley was deprived of his office prior to the 26th 
December 1595, when the commenclatorship was by royal pre- 
cept conferred upon Mr George Halyburton, son of George 
Halyburton of Kincaple. He was succeeded by Mr Andrew 
Lamb, whose gift of the benefice, dated 24th March 1603, was 
confirmed on the 1st June 1605. He demitted his office on the 
24th January 1607, in favour of James Elphinstone, second son 
of the first Lord Balmerino ; for whose behoof an Act dissolving 
the abbey, and erecting it into a temporal lordship, was passed 
on the 9th July 1606. 



XXX VI INTRODUCTION. 

In the Preface (li.-liv.) will be found a history of the abbey 
site and its environs, from 1606 to 1832, when Francis Archibald 
Stuart became owner. On the death of this gentleman, which 
took place on the 14th July 1875, the constabulary of the abbey, 
extending to 145 acres, devolved by succession on his nephew, 
Edward Archibald Stuart, who has since inherited the estates of 
Gray and Kinfauns, and, in consequence, added to his patronymic 
the name of Gray. Edward Archibald Stuart-Gray is eldest 
son of the Rev. Edmund Luttrell Stuart, rector of Winterbourne- 
Houghton, in the county of Dorset, by his wife Elizabeth, second 
daughter of the Rev. J. L. Jackson, rector of Swanage, Dorset : 
he is heir-presumptive of the earldom of Moray. 

In the first volume is contained the earlier of two manuscript 
volumes, registers of leases and charters granted by the convent 
from 1443 to 1538. In the present volume will be found a 
continuation of the register, embracing entries from 1539 till 
September 1559; also "the rental" of the monastery in 1542. 
The appendices embrace a number of documents, among which 
are nine charters, not before printed. From the Brockie MS., a 
small volume in modern binding, preserved in the library of 
the Catholic College at Blairs, several important documents 
have been printed. The original transcriber, Marianus Brockie, 
a native of Edinburgh, was prior of the monastery at Ratisbon, 
and the transcripts of the documents contained in the earlier 
part of his collection, were made by him at Edinburgh, where, 
about the period of the Hanoverian succession, he was employed 
as a missionary. 

From the Brockie MS. (Ap. III.) are presented charters by 
William the Lion, confirming grants to the abbey by William of 
Hay and his successors. Among these are charters by the 
king to the monks of Cupar, confirming the donation which 
William of Hay made to the convent of the lands of Lidderpoles 



INTRODUCTION. XXXvii 

(I., ix., 328); also a charter by David of Hay, with consent of 
Gilbert his heir, whereby he bestowed on the monks a net's 
fishing and an ark for eels on the river Tay. In the same MS. 
is a grant by Sir Gilbert de Hay, Lord of Errol, to the convent of 
free passage on his lands for their men and goods ; also a 
perpetual right to the herbage and fishing in Ederpoles 
(Lidderpoles). 

In Appendix III. we obtain the correct name of a witness to a 
charter of confirmation by King William the Lion which is 
contained in the Breviary. In the charter referred to (I., 320, 
321), Sir James Balfour writes "Bernardo, filio Bain." From the 
Brockie MS. we find that Balfour had inaccurately written Bain 
for Briani. The name Brian occurs in other charters of the 
period. 

In the Brockie MS. (Ap. III. 5) is a charter by King Eobert 
the Bruce to the abbot and convent, confirming grants by Sir 
Adam of Glen Bathlach, Sir Alexander of Abernethy, Gilbert 
of Hay, Alexander of Lindesay, and Marjory, Countess of Athole. 
These grants include the lands of the two Drimmies and Kin- 
creich, the church of Mathie, the church of Fossoway, the land 
of Littleport, near Montrose, and the church of Alvah. There 
is a charter by Mcholas of Hay, Lord of Errol, of an oxgate of 
land "in Carso," which they had by gift of Eoger, son of 
Baudrice. An undated charter by Philip de Valoniis (Ap. II., 2), 
bestowing on the monks of Cupar an acre in his port of Stinkin- 
haven, evidently belongs to this period. For the use of the 
Brockie MS. we are indebted to the kindness of Archbishop 
Strain. 

From the original there is given in Appendix II. a charter of 
Alexander II. of the same date as another charter of confirmation 
recorded in the Breviary (I., 328). Herein the king grants to 
the monks exemption from toll, and renews privileges bestowed 



XXXV1U INTRODUCTION. 

by his royal predecessors, Malcolm and "William. A facsimile of 
this instrument is presented as a frontispiece. The grant to the 
convent by Alexander II., exempting the members from a pay- 
ment to the royal falconers, was formerly (vol. I., xiv, 329), on 
Balfour's authority, described as airimam waytiwjam. The tax 
was "annua waytinga," a duty otherwise known as conveth, 
assessed on certain lands in place of an obligation to entertain 
the sovereign in his royal progresses. The priory of Coldingham 
yielded a sum of twenty merks of " annua waytinga" to the 
Scottish crown, which was remitted by Alexander II. 1 Entries 
respecting the " waytinga " frequently occur in the Exchequer 
Eolls. 

In the Breviary (I., 336), Sir James Balfour has fallen into 
error in regard to the dates of two charters of Sir Hugh de 
Abernethy. These charters clearly belong to the reign of Alex- 
ander III., probably to the years 1268-69 and 1271 instead of 
the earlier dates assigned to them in Balfour's transcript. Eor 
Sir Hugh de Abernethy, father of Sir Alexander, first appears in 
history in 1257, when, with the Earl of Mar and others, he was 
concerned in the surprise and abduction of the young king 
Alexander III.; he died before 1293, when his son, Sir Alex- 
ander, then under age, succeeded him. Three of the witnesses, 
Hugh, abbot of Inchaffray, Sir Nicholas de Hay, and Sir Alan 
de Harcars, severally flourished in the reign of Alexander III. 

For the documents relating to the abbey, contained in 
Appendix IV., we are indebted to the Earl of Airlie, who kindly 
placed at our service his family papers preserved at Cortachy 
Castle. In possession of Lord Airlie (Ap. IV.) is the original of 
that charter, noted in the Breviary (I., 323), by which King 
William the Lion granted "to God and to the monks and 
brethren of the monastery of St Marie at Cupar" exemption 

1 Rune's "North Durham." Appendix, pp. 12, 14-16. 



INTRODUCTION. XXXIX 

from toll and other customs; freedom from molestation, with 
other benefits ; also plenary authority over the lands of Grange. 
Among the witnesses subscribing is Lyulph the son of Machus ; 
not Mathei, as in the Breviary the word is by Sir James 
Balfour inaccurately rendered. 1 By Mr Stuart-Gray of Gray 
and Kinfauns, we have had submitted to our inspection the 
inventories and other papers relating to the abbey lands pre- 
served in his family charter-chest. Lord Saltoun has favoured 
us with useful information. 

Apart from their topographical interest and importance in 
relation to the origin of many notable families in central Scot- 
land, these records of the Abbey of Cupar must be regarded as 
of no ordinary historical value. Certainly no other work con- 
tains such ample details relating to Scottish husbandry and 
rural affairs during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. For 
it must be remembered that the printed chartularies of religious 
houses are chiefly valuable in connection with the history of 
landed property, and in illustration of the comparative wealth 
of ecclesiastical establishments. In these pages we learn how 
the Pre-Eeformation clergy administered their estates, and 
otherwise conducted their affairs ; while in the various details 
is presented a portraiture of social and domestic life among that 
class of persons — the agricultural — which then and long after- 
wards formed the bones and sinews of the nation. 

The editor has, in conclusion, to renew his acknowledgments 
to Mr Thomas Dickson of the General Register House, also to 
the Eev. Walter Macleod, his accomplished and indefatigable 
transcriber. To Mr James D. Crichton he has been indebted 
for valuable help in preparing the Glossary appended to the 
present volume. For the singularly accurate and admirable 

1 In Mr William Fraser's "Book of Caerlaverock " it is maintained that he was 
ancestor of the House of Maxwell. 



xl INTRODUCTION. 

Index, and other important help, Mr Matthew Macmaster, 
formerly of Edinburgh, now of London, is entitled to the editor's 
special thanks and commendation. To all who have responded 
to his inquiries, and so aided in rendering the work more worthy 
of public acceptance, the editor returns his grateful acknowledg- 
ments. In completing a task which has occupied a portion of 
his time during a space of three years, he feels stimulated to 
further labours in the same field. 

Grampian Lodge, 

Forest Hill, S.E., 
June 1880. 



EEGISTEK OF TACKS 



OF THE 



ABBEY OF CUPAR 

(1539-1559). 



[Fol. 1.] Charter to James, Master of Ogilvy. 

1. Charter by Donald, abbot of the monastery of Cupar in 
Angus, and the convent of the same, of the Cistercian order, 
and St Andrews' diocese, whereby in accordance with the laws 
and statutes of the ancient kings and princes of Scotland affect- 
ing land, they have, with advice and consent of the chapter, 
given, granted, and set, and by this charter confirmed to James 
Ogilvy, son and heir-apparent of James, Lord Ogilvy of Arlie, 
and to Katerine Campbell, daughter of John Campbell of Caldor, 
knight, his spouse, and to the longer liver of them two, in 
conjunct fee, and their heirs, for certain sums of money, all 
and singular the lands of Glentullacht and Auchindorye with 
pertinents, lying in the lordship of Cupar, within the sheriff- 
dom of Forfar, of an annual rental of £18 Scots, 8 bolls 
of horse corn, and three dozen capons : To be held by the 
said James Ogilvy, junior, and Katerine Campbell, his spouse, 
and the longest liver of them, in conjunct fee, and their heirs 
lawfully procreated, of the abbot and convent and their suc- 
cessors in feu-farm for ever: Paying therefor yearly to the 

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1 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

foresaid James, Lord Ogilvy, as bailie of the convent, and his 
heirs-male, yearly, 20 merks, at two terms in the year, as 
his fee, and for the use of his office as hailie, and to the convent 
£5 at the same yearly terms, and 6s. 8d. of augmentation of 
rental, with 8 bolls of oats and three dozen capons, for all 
burdens exigible from said lands. Clause of warrandice in 
common form. Signed and sealed at said monastery, 20th 
September 1539. 



[Fol. 2.] 

Charter to James, Lord Ogilvy, of the Bailiery of Cupar 

Abbey. 

2. Charter by Donald, abbot of Cupar, and the convent 
thereof, whereby, considering the necessity of appointing a bailie 
for administering justice among the tenants and inhabitants 
and for defence of property, and that James, Lord Ogilvy of 
Arlie, and his predecessors, bailies, have well defended the 
convent, their servants and lands, as well in peace as in war in 
times past beyond the memory of men, the said abbot and con- 
vent have given, granted, and by this charter confirmed to the 
said James, Lord Ogilvy of Arlie, and his heirs-male, the office of 
bailiery of all their lands, etc, lying within the sheriffdoms of 
Perth and Forfar respectively — their lain!- within the earldom of 
Athol and said sheriffdom of Perth only excepted; and also 
an annual rent of 20 merks Scots yearly, to be uplifted from 
the lands of Glentullaucht and Auchindorie in the lordship of 
Cupar and sheriffdom of Forfar, for their labour in said office : 
and committing to the foresaid lord and his heirs-male free 
power of fixing, beginning, affirming, holding, and, if need be, 
continuing courts of bailiery upon the said lands for tin- 
tenants and inhabiters thereof, of causing pleas to be called, of 
fining absentees, of punishing offenders, of levying exits, fines, 
bloodwits, and escheats of said bailie courts, when required, and 
of applying the same to the uses of the said abbot and convent, 
and of making account and reckoning of the same, if need 
be; also of distraining for rents and profits, of repledging and 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAK. 3 

recalling (replcgiandi et rcducendi) to the privilege and liberty 
of the bailie courts the tenants, indwellers, and sojourners 
(inhabitatores) of the convent lands and possessions [who] may 
have been arrested and attached before any judges whatever, 
spiritual or temporal, and affording the privilege of coleraithc 
for justice to be ministered to parties complaining, within term 
of law; of appointing deputes and other necessary officers, for 
whom they shall be answerable ; and as bailies, of receiving the 
services of the tenants, as well in the royal armies as in the 
affairs of the convent, and generally of doing all things which 
to the office of bailiery are known to belong, and holding what- 
ever is done by the said bailie, etc., to be firm and steadfast 
under hypothec and obligation of all the goods, movable and 
immovable, present or future, of the said convent: a sasine 
taken on the ground of the said lands of Glentillacht to be 
sufficient for the said annual rent, though the lands do not 
adjoin. To be held and possessed, the said office of bailiery and 
annual rent, by the said James Ogilvy (sic), and his heirs-male, of 
the convent in fee and heritage for ever ; the said James, Lord 
Ogilvy, rendering therefor the usual services, and one penny in 
money, if asked. Clause of warrandice in common form. Signed 
and sealed at Cupar, day of 1539. 

Petrus Trent. 



The ford day of July anno xlvj . 

3. Quhilk day thir witnes vnderwrittin being exeminet vpoun 
the divisioun of thf Monk myre, that is to say, quhat pairt wes 
assignat to the tennentis of Cowpergrange and thair cottaris, 
quhat pairt to Cowty and Bennathy, siclyke to the Galloraw, 
Newcassay, Baitschell, Cawsey end, Cowbyre, Kemphill, and 
thair cottaris — deponis, vpoun thair aitht sworn thairto as efter 
followis, as thai haue seine euery ane of thame vse as assignat 
to thame and the grange for the place of Cowper : 

Jhone Eving, lxv annorum, marijt, deponis, that the hale north 
syde of the said myre wes assignat to Cowpergrange and thair 
cottaris to the myd myre and na forder : As to the south west 



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end the lard of Cowte and his cottaris : nixt him the Kemphill 
laitlie gottin in be vmquMle Abbot Willeanie Turnbull: nixt 
that be est the place of Cowper thai had the hale rowme at the 
Kemphill has now : Item, nixt thairefter the new grange : And 
nixt that the Cowbyre : And nixt that the Cawsey end : And 
nixt that the Gallowraw : And nixt that the Baitschele : And 
nixt that Bennathy and thair cottaris : And all the last to be 
kepit and disponit be the abbot and convent of Cowper to thair 
vse. Jhone Buttyr, lviij zeris of eld, marijt, deponis siclyk in 
omnibus. Jhone Gilrowth, lxvj zeris, marijt, deponis conforme. 
Androw Mathe, lx zeris and mare, marijt, deponit siclyk. Rob 
Menzeis, 1 zeris, marijt, deponis conforme in omnibus. 

Petrus Trent. 

[Fol. 3.] 

Charter to Sir Walter Ogilvy, of the Church Lands of 

Alweycht. 

4. Charter by Donald, abbot of Cupar, and convent thereof, 
in favour of Sir Walter Ogilvy of Dunlugas, and Alison Hwme, 
his spouse, whereby, considering that the said Sir Walter has 
sustained loss in extinguishing certain litigations which wasted 
the substance of the monastery, and has paid a large sum of 
money for debts with which it was burdened, and has also in- 
creased the rental of said monastery, the said abbot, etc., give, 
grant, and set to the said Walter Ogilvy and Alison Hwme, and 
the longer liver of them in conjunct fee, and their heirs, all 
and whole the lands of Alweyth and Innerrychtin, with the 
fishings of the same on the water of Duwerne, and their per- 
tinents within the shire of Banff, the yearly rental being £12 : 
To be held by the said Walter Ogilvy and Alison Hwme in 
conjunct fee, and their lawful heirs, whom failing, by George 
Ogilvy, son natural to said Sir Walter, and his lawful heirs, 
whom failing, by the nearest lawful heirs of Sir Walter whomso- 
ever, of the convent in feu-farm and heritage for ever : Paying 
therefor annually £20 Scots at two terms in the year, and in 
augmentation of rental £8, the foresaid heirs of the said Walter 
and Alison Hwme doubling the said feu in the first year of their 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 5 

entry. Clause of warrandice in common form. Signed and 
sealed at Cupar, the 3d day of January 1539 ; before these 
witnesses, Sir John Campbell of Calder, knight ; Archibald Camp- 
bell, his son and apparent heir ; and Mr Andrew Barclay, with 
many others. 

Tack of the Church of Alweycht to Walter Ogilvy, 

Knight. 

5. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
be the permissioune of God, abbot of the abbay of Cowper, of 
the ordoure of Cisteaux and diocy of Sanctandrois, and convent 
of the samyn, with ane avis consent and assent, cheptourly 
gadderit, rypelie avisit, the vtilite and profeit of oure said abbay 
and successouris always affoir prouidit, considerit, forseine, and 
that vpone mature diliberatioun had, to haue set and for mail 
lattin, and be thir presentis lettres, settis and for maill lattis, 
to oure welelouittis Walter Ogiluy of Dunluguss, knycht, and 
Dame Alysone Hwme, his spous, and to the langar lewand of 
thame tway, thair ayris and assignais ane or may, all and hale 
oure teind schawis, fructis, rentis, offerandis, and emolimentis of 
oure paroche kyrk of Alweycht, baitht personage and vicarage, 
with the pertenens lyand within the diocye of Abyrdene, for all 
the dais and termes of nynetene zeris, nixt and immediatlye 
following the termes of Beltane, the Inventioun of the Haly Croce, 
and Lames callit ad vinculo, Sancti Petri : — that is to say, to the 
said vicarage, fructis, rentis, offerandis, and emolumentis thairof, 
at the said fest of the Inventioun of the Haly Croce callit Beltane, 
and to the saidis teind schawis of Lammes callyt ad vincula 
Sancti Petrj nixt thairefter, and respective, immediathe efter 
the day of the dait heirof : Haldand and for to hald all and hale 
the saidis teind schawis and vicarage with the pertenens, the 
saidis Walter, Dame Alysone, his spous, and the langar lewand 
of thame tway, thair ayris and assignais ane or may, of us and 
oure successoures for all the dais and space of the saidis xix zeris, 
wyth all and syndry vthiris thair commoditeis, obuentiones, 
rychtis, oblationes, and dewiteis pertenyng and that rychtwuslie 



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may pertene thairto, during the said space, frely, quietly, wele, 
and in pece, but ony reuocatioun, obstakle, impediment, or gane- 
calling quhatsurneMir : The saidis Walter, Dame Alysone, his 
spous, and the langar lewand of thame tway, thair assignais or 
factores, payand thairfor zeirly during the saidis xix zeris, to wa 
and our successoures or factoris, the sowme of threscor fourtene 
pundis vsuall money of this realme, at tway vsuall termes in 
the zeir, Witsunday, and Alertyrues in wynter, be evin portiones 
of maill alanerly; togidder with ten pund zeirlie to the vicar 
pentionar, witli his glebe and manse, and ten nierkis to the 
stall in Aberdene, as vse and wont was ; with procurage, synage, 
and all vthir dewyteis aucht and vsit to be pait to the bischope, 
exceptand the subsid give it beis recouerit : And we, forsutht, 
oure successoures and convent of the said abbay, the tak and 
assedatioun of all and syndry the teind shawls, fructis, rentis, 
offerandis, and emoly mentis of our said kirk of Alweycht, 
bayth personage and vicarage, with thair pertenens, to the said 
"Walter, .Dame Alysone, his spous, and to the langar lewand of 
thame, thair airis and assignais forsaidis, during the saidis xix 
zeris, in all and be all thingis, as is abwne expremit, aganis all 
deidly, sail warand, acquiet, and defend, as law will, but fraud or 
gyle : In witnes of the quhilk to thir oure letteris, subscriuit 
with our hand, togidder with the subscriptiones of our said 
convent, the common sele of our said abbay is appensit, at oure 
said abbay of Cowper, the thrid day of January in the zeir of 
God j m v c xxxix zeris. [Cancelled by renewal.'] 

Memorandum that Sir Walter Ogiluys obligatione 

vpoun the samyn is amang the charteris in the 

Dortour. 

[Fol. 4.] 

Tack to the Laird of Balgyllo, of the Lands of 
Blakstoun. 

G. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
be the permissioun of God abbot of the abbay of Couper, with 
hale consent and assent of the conuent of the samyn, chep- 
tourelie gadderit, rypelie avisit, the vtilite, profeit, and common 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAK. 7 

wele of oure said place alwais vnderstand, considderit, and afoir 
sene, and for the gude seruice, gratitudis, and thankis done to ws 
and oure said abbay in tymis bygane and to cum, be ane honor- 
able man and oure welebelouit familiar, William e Blair of 
Balgillo, and specealie for the defending and keping of oure 
merches and moss of oure half town and landis of Blakstoun, 
and for syndry costis, expenssis, and travell maid be the said 
William thairvpoun, and for vtheris gud and resonable canssis 
moving ws for the tyme, to haue set and for mail lattin . . . 
to the said Willeame Blair, and to Jhone and Audro Blair, 
sonnis to the said Willeame, and to the langar lewand of thame 
thre, failzeing of ane to ane vther, and to thair subtennentis ane 
or may, sway thai be of na gretar degre nor stait na thame self, 
all and hale oure said half town and landis of Blakstoun, lyand 
within the sherefdome of Forfar and baronye of Cragis, quhilk 
the said Williame occupis and lawbouris now instantlye, with 
toftis, croftis, biggynnis, and all vther rychtwuss pertenens 
pertenying thairto, or that rychtwuslie may pertene to the 
samyn, for all the dais and termes of nynetene zeris nixt and 
immediatlie following the fest of Wytsunday in the zeir of God 
j m v c and fourty ane zeris, quhilk fest of Witsunday salbe the 
said William, Jhone, and Andro, his sonis, and thair subtennentis 
entres in and to oure said half town and landis with the 
pertenens, as said is, and till indure fra thyne furtht, ay and 
quhill the saidis xix zeris be fully out rwnnyng and completit : 
Thay, or ony of thair factouris in their naimes, payand zeirlie to 
ws and oure successouris the sowm of aucht lib. gude and 
vsuall money, at tway terms in the zeir, viz., Witsunday, and 
Mertymes in wynter, be equall half portiones alanerlie, with all 
vther dewiteis vsit and wont in all tymis bygane, siclyk as 
vtheris oure tennentis did affore for the saidis landis : The 
saidis William, Jhone, and Andro, his sonnis, and thair sub- 
tennentis forsaidis, sail put oure said tak and landis to all 
pollecy as efferis, in biggin of houssis, plantatioun of treis, 
eschis, osaris, and saquhis, with thair defensouris, kepand gud 
nychtboureheid, and thair land fra guld, efter thair powar ; and 
sail kepe the actis and statutis of oure courtis, and actis of 



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parlyament, under pane as efferis : And we, the said abbot 
and convent, bindis and oblissis us and our successouris to 
acquiet, warand, and defend tliairto oure said letter of tak and 
assedatione aganis all deidlye, in safar as law will, to the saidis 
William, Johane, and Andro, his sonnis, and to thair subtennentis, 
induring the space of xix zeris forsaid: In witnes of the 
quhilk to tliis oure assedatioun, subscriuit with oure handis, the 
common sele of our cheptour is appensit, at our forsaid abbay of 
Couper, the xxviij day of Julij in the zeir of God j m v c and xl 
zeris. 



Tack to Eobert Eollok, of the Third Part of 
Chapeltoun. 

7. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
be the permissioun of God abbot of the abbay of Couper, with 
consent and assent of the conuent of the samyn, cheptourlie 
gadderit, rypely avisit, the vtilite and profeit of w 7 s and oure 
said abbay alwais considderit and sene, to haue set and for 
maill lat . . . to oure familiar seruitoures Eobert Eollok, 
and to ane air maill gotting or to be gotting lauchfully of his 
body, and to thaire subtenentis ane or may, sway thai be of na 
gretar degre nor stait na thame self, all and hale ane thrid pairt 
of oure townn callit the Chapeltoun, quhilk the said Eobert 
lawboures and manuris now instantlie at the makin of this 
present writ, wyth all commoditeis . . . pertenyng or may 
pertene thairto rychtwuslie in all tymis bygane, lfor . . . 
nynetene zeris nixt eftir followand the fest of Witsunday in the 
zeir of God j ra v c and fourty zeris, . . . and fray thyne 
furtht till indure ay and quhill the saidis xix zeris be fully out 
runnyng and completit : Thay paying thairfoir zeirlie to ws and 
our successoures, abbottis and conuent, or to our factoures, the 
sowm of five pundis gude and vsuall money of this realme at 
. . . "Witsunday, and Mertymes in wynter, be equale half 
portiones, togidder with ane dusane of pultre, cok and hen 
sufficient, tway bollis of horse corne as it fallis of the schaif, 
the caf clene tane away, with all ariage, cariage, and dew 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 9 

seruice aucht and wont ; and thai sail put our said land and 
takkis to all possible pollecy and gliding thai [may], and sail 
kepe thair land fra guide, with gude and sweit nychtbourheid, 
and sail do thair det to oure niiln of Blaklaw, as vtheris thair 
nychtboures dois : keping the statutis of oure courtis and actis 
of parlyament vnder all pane as efferis : And we, forsutht, 
. . . bindis and oblissis ws to acquiet, warand, and defend 
this oure said assedatioun, to the said Eobert, his air maill and 
subtenentis forsaid, induring the said terme of xix zeris, aganis 
all mortale, in sa far as law will, vnder the strata? t forme of 
obligatioun : In witnes of the quhilk, to this present writ, sub- 
scriuit with all our handis, we haue appendyt the commoune 
sele of oure cheptoure at oure forsaid abbay of Couper, the 
aucht day of Maij in the zeir of God j m v c and fourty zeris. 
[Cancelled for a set of the lands of Polcak.] 

Tack to John Hetoux, of Balbrogy. 

8. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
be the permissioun of God, abbot of the abbay [of] Couper, 
with hale consent and assent of the convent of the samyn, 
cheptourlie gaderit, rypelye avisit, the vtilite and commone 
wele of ws and our said abbay all wais providit, vnderstand, 
and sene, and for certane gratitudis and thankis done to ws and 
our said abbay in our neid, and specealy in contenting and 
paying to ws of the sowm of fourty merkis vsuale money of this 
realme for releving of the Kingis taxationes and reparatioun of 
our said place, to haue set and for mail latting, and be the 
tenour of thir our present letres settis and for maill lattis, to our 
wele belouittis Elene Hudsone, the relict of vmquhile Johane 
Hetoun in Balbrogy, and to Johane Hetone, hir sone, and to 
Katherine Cryste, his spous, and to the langast lewand of 
thame thre, falezeing of ane to ane vther, all and hale ane 
quarter of the west syd of our townn and landis of Balbrogy, 
with hous, toft and croft, togidder with all vther asyamentis, 
and rychtwuss pertinens pertenyng . . . thairto, as the said 
Elene and Johane, hyr spous, brukit of befoir, ffor all the dais 



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and terines of xix zeris nixt and immediat following the fest of 
Witsunday in the zeir of God j m v c and xl zeris, quhilk salbe 
the said Elene, Johane, hyr sone, and Katherine, his spous, interes 
in and to the said quarter of our town and landis of Balbrogy as 
said is : Thay payand zeirly thairfor to ws and to our succes- 
souris, abbottis and convent of our said abbay, the sowm of x 
merkis . . . money of this realme, at . . . "Witsunday, 
and Mertymes in wynter, be equall portiones, togidder with x 
bolls of hors corn as it fallis of the schaif, the caf clene clengit 
thairfra, and iiij turss of sufficient ait fodder, with xxiiij cok 
and hen for thair pultrie sufficient, with wynnyng and casting 
of xlviii fidderis of petis in our est myre, and leding of xxv 
fidderis of the samyn to the place of Couper forsaid, with ane 
gret draucht of lyme, sclait, or tymmer, give thai be chargit 
thairto, togidder with all ariage, cariage, and all vther dew 
seruice, vse and wont; and thai sail put our said tak and 
landis to all possible pollecy and gliding thai may, in biggin of 
houssis, plantatioun of treis, eschis, osaris, and sawchis. with 
thair defensouris ; and sail kepe gude nychtbourheid, and thair 
land fra guide, efter thair powar ; and sail do thair det to our 
my In of Kethik, as vtheris thair nychtbouris dois and has done 
in all tymis bygane vsit and wont ; kepand the statutis of our 
court and actis of parlyament vnder pane as effeiris : Prouiding 
all wais, that in cace it happin the said Eloiie heirefter to be 
cled or spousit with ony man, than and in that cace the said 
Elene sail tyne all rycht and clame that scho or ony vther in 
hyr name has or may haf, in tyme present or to cum, to the 
saidis tak and landis, and thairefter the said Johne and 
Katherine, his spous, to brake and jois the samyn but ony 
inpediment or obstakle quhatsumewir : And sway the said clausis 
be fulfillit and keping, we, the saidis abbot and convent, bindis 
and oblissis ws and our successouris to acquiet, warand, and 
defend this our said letter of tak and assedatioun, agania all 
dedly, in safar as law will : In witnes heirof, to this our present 
assedatioun, subscriuit with all our handis, we haue appensit the 
common sele of our cheptour, at our forsaid abbay of Couper, 
the viii day of Eebruar in the zeir of God j m v c and xxxix zeris. 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 11 

[Fol. 5.] 
Tack to Ellen Sowtee, William Donald, her Son, and 
his Spouse. 

9. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
be the permissioun of God, abbot of the abbay of Couper, with 
hale consent and assent of the conuent of the samyn, cheptour- 
lie gadderit, rypelie avisit, the vtilite and profeit of ws and our 
said abbay all wais considderit, and for vther gude causis 
moving ws for the tyme, and specialie for the delyuerance of 
tuenty pundis vsuall money to the biggin of our said place and 
releving of the Kingis taxationis, to haue set and for maill latting 
. . . to our welebelouittis Elene Sowter, Willeame Donald, 
hyr sone, and to , his spous, and to the langar 

lewand of thame thre, all and hale ane auchtane pairt of our 
town and landis of our grange of Abyrbothrie, with toft and 
croft, as the said Elene brukis and josis now instantly, togidder 
with the teind schawis of the samyn; providing allwas that 
Symon Donald, sone to the said Elene Sowter, haue his toft 
alsmekle as the said Elene, his moderis toft, and that be resone 
at he has the common set of the tother half quarter of our said 
grange, — for all the dais and termis of thair lyvetymis : Thay 
paying zeirly thairfor, to ws and our successouris, abbottis and 
convent of Couper, the sowm of fyve pundis gude and vsuall 
money of this realme, at . . . Witsunday and Mertymes, 
. . . with tway bollis ane firlot of horse corn as it fallis of 
the schaif, the caf elene tane away, fourtene caponis sufficient, 
and ane turss of fodder, with all vther ariage, cariage, vsit and 
wont; and for thair teind of the samyn auchtane pairt, fourtene 
bollis ten peccis victuall, tway pairt mele and thrid pairt beir, 
gude and sufficient, ane half and ane twa pairt turss of ait 
fodder ; alsway the saidis Elene, Willeame, hyr sone, and 

, his spous forsaid, sail put our said land and takkis 
to all possible pollecy thai may, in biggin of houssis, plantatioun 
of treis, eschis, osaris, and sauchis, with thair defensouris, and 
sail kepe gude and sueit nychtbourheid, and thair land fra 
guide, efter thair powar, with our merchis ; and sail kepe the 



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actis and statutis of our courtis, and actis of parlyament, vnder 
all pane as efferis ; with vther dew seruice aucht and wont to 
ws and our successouris : And we, forsutht, the saidis abbot and 
convent, for ws and our successouris, sail warand and defend 
the said takkis, . . . sway that all the punctis abone writtin 
be lelely and trewly fulfillit and kepit, without fraud or gyle, 
vnder the stratast style and forme of obligatioun, aganis all 
dedely, in sa far as law will : The entres of the saidis Elene, 
Willeaine, hyr son, and , his spous forsaid, in 

and to our saidis auchtane pairt, with the teind schawis of the 
samyn, salbegin at the fest of Witsunday, in the zeir of God 
j m v c and thretty nyne zeris : In witnes heirof, to this present 
writ, subscriuit with our handis, we haue appensit the common 
sele of our cheptour, at our forsaid abbay of Couper, the first 
day of October in the zeir of God j m v c and thretty nyne zeris. 

Charter to Alexander Forbas, of the Lands of Murthleb 

in Mar. 

10. Charter by Donald, abbot of Cupar, and the convent 
thereof, by favour of the Holy Ghost, chapterly assembled, in 
consideration of certain sums paid towards the repair of the 
monastery, giving, granting, and setting to Alexander Forbas of 
Tolleis, all and whole the lands of Mwrthlecht, with all perti- 
nents, lying in Mar, within the sheriffdom of .Abyrdene, which 
lands the said Alexander held for the liferent of himself and 
his spouse, and one heir, by letters patent in due form : To be 
held and possessed by the said Alexander Forbas of Tolleis, his 
heirs and assignees whomsoever, of the granter, in fee and heri- 
tage for ever: Paying therefor annually the sum of £10 Scots, 
and 2 merks of augmentation, in all 17 merks annually, the 
heirs and assignees of the said Alexander Forbas doubling the 
same at their entry. Signed and sealed at Cupar, 5th A] nil 
1541. Before these witnesses: Sir John Campbell of Calder, 
knight ; William Forbes in Ardes ; Archibald Campbell, parish 
clerk of Bennathy ; Mr David Campbell in Ester Denheid ; 
Walter Montgomerie and Patrick Dingwall ; with others. 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 13 

[Fol. 6.] Tack to John Sowter, of Mylnhorn. 

11. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
be the permissioun of God, abbot of Cowper, and conuent of 
the saniyn, . . . for the gratitudis and thankis done to ws 
and our said Abbay, be our familiar seruitour, Johane Sowtar, 
the sone of wruquhile Thome Sowter in Cowpergrange, and 
that for the delyuerance of the sowm of tuelff pundis gude and 
vsuall money of this realme, to the releif of certane taxationes 
laid vpoun ws and our said abbay, and to the relewe of the 
biggin of our said place, and for vtheris gude caussis moving ws, 
to haue sett and for male latt ... to our welebelouittis 
the said Johane Sowtar, and to Isabell Pilmour, his spous, all 
and hale the tane half of our corne myln and landis of the 
Milnhorn, with the pertenence, siclyk as vniquhile James Elge 
brukit and josit afore, for . . . nynetene zeris, and to the 
langar lewand of thame tuay, failzeing of ane to ane vther, 
induring the said space ; the entres thairof to begyn at the 
fest of Witsunday in the zeir of God j m v c and fourty ane zeris, 
and fray thyne furtht to be brukit and josit by the saidis Johane 
and Isabell, his spous, ay and quhill the saidis xix zeris be to- 
gidder and compleitlie outrunning: Thay payand thairfor zeirlie 
to ws and to our successouris . . . thre pundis gude and 
vsuall money, at . . . "Witsunday and Mertymes, . . . 
togidder with xviii capones for thair pultre, and ilk tuay zeris 
anis ane fed bair, gude and sufficient, vpoun thre monethis 
warnyng ; And the said Johane sail hant and vse the craft of 
fowlarie at all tymis at his powar, and quhat fowlis at hap- 
pynnis to be slane be him, or be ony vtheris at he is pairtisman 
with, thai sail present the samyn to our said place, to the 
cellerar or stewartis thairof for the tyme, vpoun the pricis efter 
following, that is to say, Ilk wild guiss, tuay schillingis; Ilk 
cran and swan, five schillingis ; Pluffar, dotrale, quhape, duik, 
reidschank, schotquhaip, and tele, and all vther sic small fowlis, 
ilk pece, four penneis ; Petrik, ilk pece, viii d . : And in cace that 
the said Johane Sowter failzeis in his said craft, and diligence for 
vsing of the samen, or at he absent the foulis tane be him and 



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vtheris as said is, it being notirlie knawing or sufficientlie prev- 
ing befor ws the said abbot, our successouris or bailzeis, or that 
he will nocht purge him self, in that cace the said Johane salbe 
in ane vnlaw of xxx 6 for ilk fait beand preving or vnpurgit as 
said is : And the saidis Jhone, and Isabell Pilmour, his spous, sail 
put our said half corn miln and landis, with the pertenence, to 
all possible pollicy and guding thai may, with biggin of houssis, 
plantatioun of treis, eschis, osaris, and sauchis, with thair defen- 
souris, and sail kepe glide nychbourheid and thair land fra guide 
efter thair powar, and sail kepe the actis and statutis of our 
courtis and actis of parlyament, vnder all pane as efferis : And 
we, forsutht, the saidis abbot and conuent, bindis and oblissis 
ws, for ws and our successouris, to acquiet, warand, and defend 
this our said letter of tak and assedatioun agane all deidlie, sa 
far as law will, suay that all the premissis be lelely and trewlie 
obseruit and kepit : In witnes heirof, to this our present tak 
and assedatioun, subscriuit with all our handis, the commoune 
sele of our cheptour is appensit, at our forsaid abbay of Cowper, 
the x day of August in the zeir of God j m v c fourty and ane 
zeris. [Cancelled by renewal.] 

Tack to Alexander Ramsay, of Parts of Galloraw. 

12. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
be the permissioun of God, abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, and 
convent of the samyn, cheptourly gadderit, rypely avisit, the 
commoune wele and vtilite of our said abbay allways prouidit, 
considerit, and vnderstand, and for the speciall seruice, grati- 
tuiteis, and thankis done and for to be done to ws and our said 
abbay, and for vtheris diuerss gude caussis moving ws for the 
tyme, with ane consent and assent, to haue set and for mail lat 
. . . till our familiaris and thankfull seruandis, Alexander 
Ramsay, Cristine Blair, his spous, and to ane air maill gottin or 
to be gottin lauchfully of thair bodeis, all and hale the thrid 
pairt of our town and landis callit the Gallowraw, quhilk Peter 
Jakson brukit and josit afore, togidder with the sext pairt of 
the samyn, quhilk Cristine Hill laborit and manurit, and now 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 15 

instantly laborit be the said Alexander, with all profeitis, 
asiamentis, emolumentis, commoditeis, and ryclitwuss pertenenes 
quhatsuniewir, pertenyng or rychtwusly may pertene thairto in 
tyme bygane, present, or to cum, siclyk as the said Alexander 
brukis and josis now instantly, for all the dais and termes of 
thair lyftymis, and to the langer lewand of thame thre, 
failzeing of ane to ane vther, with powar to thame to mak 
subtenentis ane or may, sway thai be of na gretar degre nor 
stait na thame self: Thay payand thairfor zerly to ws and our 
successouris, abbottis and convent, for the said thrid pairt xxvj 8 
viij d vsuall money of this realme, at tway vsuall Lermes, Wit- 
sunday, and Mertymes in winter, be equall half portiounes, with 
vij b ij f ij pcs 2 pairt pec of beir, merkat gude and sufficient stuf, 
for thair ferme zeirly; and for the teind of the samyn thrid 
pairt vj b iijp cs sufficient mele, iij b ij pcs of beir sufficient, with ij b 
horse corn, the caf clene tane thairfra, xij thraif of fodder, with 
xij capones sufficient, thre draucht of sclait, tymmer, irne, colis, 
or salt, ilk zeir give thai be chargeit ; and for the said sext pairt 
thai sail pay zeirly at the termes forsaid the sowm of xiij s iifj d of 
money forsaid, with iij b iij f j pc ^ pec of beir, and for the teinds 
of the said sext pairt, iij b ij pc mele, ane b ij f 3 pc beir and ane b of 
horse corn, zeirly, vj thraif of fodder, with vj capones sufficient, 
ane draucht and half ane draucht of sclait, tymmer, irne, or 
salt, as said is, with all vther ariage, cariage, and dew seruice, 
for the said thrid and sext pairt vsit and wont : And the saidis 
Alexander, Cristine, his spous, and thair air forsaid, sail put our 
land and takkis to all possible pollecy and guding thai may, 
with biggin of houssis, plantatione of treis, eschis, osaris, and 
sauchis, with thair defenssouris, and sail kepe gude nychtbour- 
heid, and thair land fra guide, efter thair powar, and -sail do 
thair det to our corn miln of Xethik as nychbouris dois, 
keipand the statutis of our courtis and actis of parly ament 
vnder pane as efferis ; the entres of the saidis Alexander, 
Cristine, his spous, and thair air mail forsaid, in and to the 
saidis thrid pairt and sext pairt, salbegin at the fest of 
Witsunday in the zeir of God j m v c and xlij zeris ; and in lykwyss 
thai sail kepe thame self, seruandis and gudis, fra our medowis 



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and brwme parkis for liayning of the samyn, vnder pane as 
efferis : And finaly, obseruyng, fulfilling, and keping of the 
premissis, suay that all the pointis thairof be obseruit and 
kepit, than and in that cace we, the saidis abbot and convent, 
bindis and oblissis ws, for ws and our successouris, to acquiet, 
warand, and defend this our present assedatioun to the saidis 
Alexander, Cristine, his spous, and to thair air forsaid, aganis all 
deidly, induring thair lyftymmis, sa far as law will : In witnes 
heirof, to this present writ, subscriuit with our handis, the 
commoune sele of our cheptour is apendit, at our forsaid abbay 
of Couper, the ix day of Merche in the zeir of God j m v c fourty 
and ane zeris. 

[Fol. 7.] 

Tack to William Eoger, of a Twelfth of Cupar Grange, 

for Life. 

13. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
be the permissoun of God, abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, and 
conuent of that samyn ilk, eheptourlie gadderit, ripely avisit, 
the vtilite of, and common wele of, ws and our said abbay 
allwais considerit and vnderstand, and for speciall gratitudis and 
seruice done and to be done be our familiar, Willeame Eogear, 
and for vtheris gude and rationable caussis moving ws for the 
tyme, to haue set and for male lat, and be the tenor of thir 
presentis settis and for maill lattis, to our said familiar, Willeame 
Eogear, Mariorie Blair, his spous, and to ane air inaill lawcht- 
fully gottin or to be gottin betuix thame tuay, and failzeing of 
the air maill, to ane dochtir in likwyss lauchfully gottin of 
thair bodeis, all and hale ane tuelf pairt of our town and landis 
of Cowpargrange, quhilk the said Willeame brukis now instantly, 
for all the dais and termes of thair lyftymmis, and to the langar 
levand of thame thre, failzeing of ane to ane vther; togidder 
with the teind schawis of the samyn, with all commoditeis, 
profeitis, asiamentis, emolimentis, and rychtwus pertenens 
quhatsumewir pertening thairto ; providing all wais, failzeing of 
the inaill air, give the said dochter happynnis to mary ane 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAB. 17 

husband by the consent of ws and our successouris being for the 
tyme, that it salbe tinsall of hir takkis but ony forder proces of 
law : Thay payand zeiiiy thairfor to ws and to our successouris, 
abbottis and convent of Cowpar, the sowm of ij merkis vsuall 
money of this realme, at tuay vsuall tennis, Witsunday, and 
Mertymes in winter, be equall half portiones, xv b j pc of gude 
sufficient bair for thair ferme of the samyn, and for thair teind 
v b beir forsaid, and vij b ij f gude and sufficient niele, togidder 
with xij capones, xiij fidder of petis leding fra our est myre to 
our said place of Couper, thre b of hors corn as it fallis of the 
schaif the caf clengeit away, yj thraif of ait fodder, with all vther 
common ariage, cariage, quhen thai ar chargit, and all vther 
dewiteis and clew sendee, vse and wont ; and thai sail put our 
saidis landis and takkis till all possible pollecy and guding thai 
may in biggin of houses, plantatione of treis, eschis, osaris, and 
sauchis, with thair defensouris, and sail do thair det to our corn 
miln of the Milnhorn syclyk as thair nychtbouris dois, and sail 
kepe gude nychtbourheid siclyk as thai do now instantly, and 
thair land fra guide efetr thair powar ; kepand the statutis of 
our courtis and actis of parlyament vnder pane as efferis ; the 
entres of the saidis Willeame, Mariory, his spous, and thair air 
forsaid, and failzeing thairof thair said dochter, in and to our 
said xij pairt of our said land with the teind schawis thairof as 
said is, salbegin at Witsunday in the zeir of God j m v c xlij zeris : 
In witnes heirof, we, the said abbot and convent, bindis and 
oblissis ws and our successouris to acquiet, warand, and defend 
this our letter of tak and assedatione to the saidis personis 
aganis all cleidly in sa far as law will, sua all the premissis be 
obseruit and kepyt ; and to the effect forsaid to this present writ, 
subscriuit with our handis, the common sele of our cheptour is 
appensit, at Couper forsaid, the first day of Maij in the zeir of 
God j v c xlij zeris, &c. 

Tack to Eobebt Jackson, Etc., of an Eighth Pakt of 

Gbange of Caeso. 
14. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, with hale consent and 

B 



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assent of the convent of that Ilk, to haue set, grantit, and of 
maill lattin ... to our louittis Bobert Jakson, Margret 
Brown, his spous, and to ane air rnaill lauchtfully gottin or to 
be gottin of thame tuay, all and hale ane auchtane pairt of our 
grange in the Cars, with the pertenens, for all the dais and 
terniis of thair lyftymmis, and to the langar lewand of thame 
thre, failzeing of ane to ane vther, siclyk as Thomas Jakson, 
fader to the said Robert, brukit and josit afor : Thay payand 
thairfor zeirly to ws, our successouris or factouris, the sowm of 
viij merkis xij s xj d vsuall money, at tuay vsuall termis, . . . 
be equall half portiones, xxxij cok and hen sufficient, xj firlottis 
ij pectis blak aitis, and for thair teind of the saidis landis xj b jp° 
i pc of gude and clene dycht quheit, with all vther ariage, cariage, 
and dew sendee, vse and wont; the saidis Eobert, Margret, his 
spous, and thair air maill forsaid, sail put our said auchtane 
pairt of land till all possible pollecy and guddin thai may in 
biggin of houssis, plantatioun of treis, echis, osaris, and sauchis, 
with thair defensouris, and sail kepe gude and sueit nycht- 
bourheid, and thair land fra guide efter thair powar, and thai sail 
kepe the statutis of our courtis and actis of parlyament vnder 
pane as efferis : And we, the said abbot and convent, bindis and 
oblissis ws and our successouris to acquiet, warand, and defend 
this present assedatione agane all mortall in sa far as law will, 
but fraud or gyle, suay that all the pointis forsaid be obseruit 
and kepit : In witnes heirof, to this present writ, subscriuit 
with our handis, the common sele of our cheptour is appensit, at 
Couper forsaid, the last day of Aprile in the zeir of God j m v c 
xlij zeris : And becaus Thome Jakson, fader to the said Eobert, 
has resignit his said tak in favouris of his sone, thairfor he is 
content, and be thir presentis oblissis him, his spous, and air 
forsaid, to warand to his said fader, and to Cristen Patton, his 
moder, the acris and land, with toft and croft, quhilk thai broik 
now instantly, for thair lyftyme, and the said Eobert bruikand 
the auchtane pairt forsaid, with toft and croft, with the per- 
tenens as he brukis now induring the tyme forsaid : And will 
at this last claus haue strenthe and effect as it war contenit in 
the body of this letre. 



the abbey of cupar. 19 

Tack to Alexander Jackson, his Wife, and Heir, of the 
Water Butts, for Life. 

15. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
be the perrnissioun of [God] abbot of the abbay of Cowpar and 
convent of the samyn, cheptourlie gadderit, rypely avisit, the 
vtilite and profeit of ws and our said place always being 
•prouidit and considerit and mature diliberatioun had thairupon, 
and for certane sowmis of money geving to ws be our louitt 
Alexander Jaksone in the watre buttis, and for vtiieris gude 
and resonable caussis moving ws with ane consent . . . 
[Fol. 8 is here vmnting] [Fol. 9.] 

as said is, and fray thyne furtht till indure ay and quhill 
the said xix zeris be compleitlie furtht runnyng, with 
houssis, bigginis, toftis, croftis, and all vther rychtwus per- 
tenens qukatsumeuir pertening thairto, siclyk as the said 
Adam brukis now instantly : The saidis Adam, Eosabell, his 
spous, and thair air maill forsaid, payand thairfore zeirlie to ws 
and our successouris, the sowm of five pundis, sex schillingis, 
aucht penneis, vsuall money of this realme, at tuay vsuall 
termes, Witsounday, and Mertymes in winter, be equall half 
portiones, togidder with tuay bollis of hors corne gude and 
sufficient stuf, tuelf pultre, with all vther ariage, cariage, 
dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and wont; and als the saidis 
Adam, Eosabell, his spous, and thair air maill forsaid, sail putt 
our said takkis and landis till all possible polleoye and honestie 
thai may, in biggin of houssis, plantatioun of treis, eschis, osaris, 
and sauchis, with thair defensouris, and sail kepe gude and sueit 
nychtbourheid and thair land fray guide efter thair powar, and 
sail do thair dett to our corn miln of Kincrecht as nychtbouris 
and vtheris dois, kepand the statutis of our courtis and actis of 
our souerane lordis parlyament, vnder pane as efferis : Attour 
the saidis Adam, Eosabell, his spous, and thair air maill forsaid, 
bindis and oblissis thame and the langast lewand of thame be 
the treucht and faytht in thair bodeis, [to] the saidis venerable 
fader and convent, that quhowswne the said venerable fader 
and convent thai may find vacand ane vther maling efferand to 



20 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

the sext pairt forsaid of saniekle maill and dewiteis within the 
said baronie, in that cace the saidis Adam, Eosabell, his spous, 
and thair air maill forsaid, gettand ane sufficient letter of tak 
thairof of samonye zeiris as ar to ryn of the saidis xix zeris 
takkis, than incontenent thairafter that thai he chargit be 
the saidis abbot and convent thairto, thai sail renunce and 
ourgive the said sext pairt, callit the est half of Glenboy, to the 
saidis abbot and convent or to quhome thai pless to sett it, but 
ony stap, lat, or impediment quhatsumeuir, vnder the pane of 
thre hundretht merkis vsuall money forsaid, and to be ackit in 
the officials bukis of Sanctandrois for the said sowm vnder the 
pane of cursing, in cace thai renunce nocht the said sext pairt : 
And we, forsutht, the saidis abbot and convent, bindis and 
oblissis ws and our successouris to acquiett, warand, and defend 
this our said letter of tak to the said Adam, Eosabell, his spous, 
and to thair air maill forsaid, induring the said space of xix 
zeris, suay all the premissis be obseruit and kepit, aganis all 
deidlie or at de may, sa far as law will : In witnes heirof, to this 
present writ, subscriuit with our handis, the commoune sele of 
our cheptour is appendit, at our forsaid abbay of Cowpar, the 
xiiij day of the monetht of August in the zeir of God j m v c and 
fowrty tuay zeris. 

Tack to James Edward, Etc., of Part of the Hill of 

Baitscheill. 

16. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, with hale consent and 
assent of the conuent of the samyn, to haue sett and for maill 
latt ... to our louittis James Edwart, Isabell Plwmar, his 
spous, and to ane air maill lauchfully gottin or to be gottin 
betuix thame tuay, and to the langar lewand of thame, failzeing 
of ane to ane vther, all and hale the tuay acris of land of our 
brucht of Kethik, Hand one the southsyde of the Baitschelhill, 
nixt adiacent to the acris of vmquhile Patrik Bunche on the est 
syde, and Dauid Jakkis acris one west syde : And that becauss 
Watte Hardy, the sone of wmquhile Andro Hardy, quhay wes 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 21 

takkisman of the said tuay acris of land, be resone of ane com- 
moune sele maid be ws to the said Andro, Margaret Maisoun, 
his spous, and to ane air maill gottin lauchfully betuix thame 
tuay, quhilk air maill wes the said Watte Hardy, quhay come 
in presens of ws and our said conuent, and in favouris of the 
said James Edward, resignit the samyn in our handis : And 
thairfor, as said is, we, the said abbot and conuent, has set and 
for male lattin the saidis tuay acris, togidder with the houssis, 
zard, and toft of the samyn extending to the croft of the Gal- 
loraw fra the end of the samyn tuay acris, to the paid James, 
Isabell, his spous, and to ane air maill forsaid, and to the langar 
lewand of thame thre, failzeing of ane to ane vther, for all the 
dais and termes of xix zeris nixt and immediat following the 
fest of Witsunday in the zeir of God j m v c and fowrty tuay zeris, 
quhilk wes the entres of the said James, Isabell, his spous, and 
thair air maill forsaid, in and to the saidis tuay acris, howssis, 
zard, and toft of the samyn, with all and sundry fredomes, 
commoditeis, asyamentis, and rychtwus pertenens pertening 
thairto, frelie, quietlie, wele, and in peace, but ony reuocatione, 
obstakle, inpediment, or ganecalling quhatsumeuir, and to in- 
dure ay and quhill the saidis xix zeris be completlie outrunning : 
The saidis James, Isabell, his spous, and thair air maill forsaid, 
payand thairfor zeiiiie to ws and to our successouris, abbottis 
and convent of the said place, the sowm of ten schillingis vsuall 
money, at tuay vsuall termes, . . . alanerlie for all dewiteis 
or dew seruice at may be askit or requirit of the saidis tuay 
acris with the pertenens : Thay haiffand thair fewill in our 
Monkmyre as efferis, with all commoditeis that the Baitschele 
and Cawsayend brukit and josit afor ; and als the saidis James, 
Isabell, his spous, and thair air maill forsaid, sail put the saidis 
tuay acris and toft forsaid till all possible pollecy and guding 
thai may, in biggin of houssis, sufficient chawmeris, and vther 
houssis of hospitalite, with all neidfull thingis pertening thairto, 
for the ressawing of strangeris, to the nowmer of sex hors or 
thairby, sua that of resone thair be sene na fait in thame ; plant- 
and treis, eschis, osaris, and sawchis, with thair defensouris, and 
sail kepe gude nychbourheid and thair land fra guld efter thair 



22 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

powar ; and sail do thair det to our corn miln of Kethik, as the 
laif of the suckin dois ; kepand the statutis of our courtis and 
actis of parlyanient : and als thai sail kepe thair self, seruandis, 
and thair catell, fra our medowis and browme perkis, vnder pane 
as efferis, and sail do all vther dewiteis and dew seruice to ws 
and our said abbay vsit and wont: Alsuay the saidis James, 
Isabell, his spous, and air maill forsaid, sail bruik and jose indur- 
ing the space forsaid all priuilege in burght of baronie, efter the 
tenor of our infeftment, geving to ws thairupoun vnder the gret 
sele of our souerane lord the Kingis grace : Attour we will at nane 
hant nor vs the office of brewing, bakin, selling of wyne, or 
vther mercheandice doing betuix Balbrogy and the west syd of 
our burght, excepand the priuilege of the burges of the sanryn, 
and the commoun ailhous of our miln of Kethik : And we, 
forsutht, the saidis abbot and convent, bind is and oblissis ws and 
our successouris to acquiet, warand, and defend this our present 
letter of tak and assedatione, suay all the premissis be lelely and 
trewlie obseruit and kepit, aganis all deidly, safar as law will : 
In witnes heirof, to tliis present writ, subscriuit with our handis, 
the commoun sele of our cheptour is appensit, at Coupar forsaid, 
the xvij day of August in the zeir of God j m v c and fourty tuay 
zeris. Petrus Trent. 



[Fol. 10.] Tack to Florence Elge and her Son. 

17. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
be the permissioun of God abbot of the abbay of Cow r par, with 
hale consent and assent of the conuent of the samyn, to haue 
set and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Florence Eke, 
the relict of vmquhile Thome Sowtar in Cowpargrange, and to 
ane of hir sonnis quhilk sche plesis erast, and to the langar lew- 
and of thame tuay, failzeing of ane to ane vther, all and hele 
ane tuelf pairt of our town and landis of Cowpargrange, quhilk 
the said Florence brukis and josis now instantlie, togidder Math 
the teind schewis of the samyn, with all and sundrie com- 
moditeis, asyamentis, and rychtwus pertenens quhatsumcuir, 
pertenyng or that rychtwuslie may pertene thairto, for all the 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAE. 23 

dais and termes of xix zeris, nixt and immediat following the, 
fest of Witsunday in the zeir of God j m v c fowrty and tuay zeris, 
quhilk wes the entres of the saidis Florence Elge and hir sone 
fornemit in and to the said xij pairfc of Cowpargrange, with the 
teind schawis of the samyn as said is : Thay payand thairfor 
zeir[lie] to ws and to our successouris, abbottis and convent of 
Cowpar forsaid, the sowm of tuay merkis vsuall money of this 
realme, at tuay vsuall termes, Witsunday, and Mertymes in 
winter, be equall half portiones, with fyftene bollis ane pect of 
gude sufficient beir for thair ferme, and five bollis beir forsaid 
for thair teind of the samyn, and sevin bollis tuay feiiottis mele 
gude and sufficient stuf, with xij caponis, xiij fidder of petis 
leding fra our est myre to our said place of Cowpar, thre bollis 
of hors corn as it fallis of the schaif, the caf cleine tane away, 
sex thraif of ait fodder with all vther . . . dewiteis, 
. . . and sail do thair det to our corn miln of the Milnhorn : 
. . . Subscriuit ... at our forsaid abbay of Cowpar, the 
xyj day [of] September . . . j m v c fowrty and tuay zeris. 

P. Tkent. 



Tack to William Hudson, his Wife, and Heik. 

18. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowper, ... to haue grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Willeame 
Hudson, Jonet Eogeare, his spous, and to ane sone lauchfully 
gottin or to be gottin betuix thame tuay, all and hale the tuelf 
pairt of our town and landis callit Cowpergrange, quhilk the 
said Willeame brukis and josis now instantlie, togidder with 
the fischear acre, and . . . teind schawis of the said tuelf 
pairt, . . . for all the dais and tennis of thair lyftymmis, 
. . . the entres ... at the fest of Witsunday . . . 
j m v c and xlij zeris: Thay payand thairfor zeirlie to ws . . . 
the sowm of ten merkis vsuall money, . . . fivesteine bollis 
and j pect of gude and sufficient beir for thair ferme, . . . 
and for thair teind five bollis beir forsaid, and sevin bollis ij 
fiiiottis mele sufficient and merkat gude, thre bollis of horss corn, 



24 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

. . . ane turss of ait fodder, with xij capones sufficient, xiij 
fidder of paitis leding fra our est myre to our said abbay, 
. . . with all vther dewiteis, . . . doand thair det to 
our corn miln of the Milnhorn : . . . Subscriuit ... at 
Couper, the xix day of September . . . j m v c and xlij zeris : 
and payand for the said fischear acre zeirlie xiij 3 iiij d . . . . 

P. Trent. 

[Fol. 11.] Tack to Andrew Stibles in Bawmyle. 

19. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue 
grantit, set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Jonet 
Spensar, the relict of vmquhile Thomas Stiblis in Balmyle, to 
Andrew Stiblis, hir sone, and to Besse Turnbull, his spous, . . . 
for . . . xix zeris, all and hale ane sext pairt of our town 
and landis of Balmyle, . . . siclyk as the said Tliomas 
Stiblis brukyt and josit afor, . . . togidder with the teind 
schewis of the samyn; providing all wais give it happynnis 
the said Andro, as God forbeit, to deces befor his moder, that 
the said Besse Turnbill, his spous, sail be in the tak, and haue 
hyr lewing thairof with the said Jonet Spensar, hir gude moder, 
and in cace thai can nocht aggre, sway the said tak to be 
equalie devidit betuix tham : The said Jonet, Andro, hyr sone, 
and Besse, his spous, payand zeirly thairfor to ws . . . the 
sowm of xx ty bollis ane pect and 3 pairt pect beir and mele, 
of the quhilkis ten bollis 3 pairt pect beir, and ten bollis ane 
pect mele, sufficient as euir the said town of Bawmyle wont to 
pay of befor, conforme to the rentall, with two firlottis tuay 
pcctis hors corn, . . . ane dusane of pultre and ane dusane 
of capones sufficient, xxvj fidderis of petis leding to our place of 
Couper out of the est myre of Balbrogy; and for the teind 
schewis of the samyn zeirlie viij bollis, ij firlottis, ij pectis mele, 
and iiij bollis, j firlot, ij pectis beir, with iij turss of teind fodder 
and ane maill turss, with all vther ariage, cariage, and vther 
dew seruice, vse and wont; the . . . entres ... to 
begin at the fest of Witsunday . . . j m v c and fowrty tbre 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAIl. 25 

zeris, . . . doand thair det to our com miln of Kethik : 
. . . And als the said Andro salhaue ane gude hors with 
hemes, wapynnis, and gair effering to his maling, for to be 
reddy at all tymmis quhen he is chargit to ryde and mak 
seruice to the abbot, quhatsumeuir for the tyme : Attour the 
said Jonet, Andro, hir sone, and Besse, his spous, sail defend the 
common wele and liberte of the realme, the Cristin faytht and 
liberte of haly kyrk, and specealy the common wele of our said 
abbay at thair extreme powar, under the pane of tynsall of thair 
taklds: ... In witnes heirof, to this present writ, sub- 
scriuit ... at our said abbay of Couper, the thrid day of 
Junij . . . j m v c and fowrty thre zeris. P. Tkent. 

Tack to Simon Donald, of Easter Cotyaeds. 

20. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue sett 
and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Symon Donald, 
eldar, Jonet Eettray, his spous, and to Symon Donald, zonger, 
thair sone, all and hale the tane half of our town and landis 
callit the Ester Cotzardis, ... as the said Symon Donald 
brukis and josis now instantlie, for all the dais and [termis] of 
nynetene zeris, togidder with the teind schewis of the samyn, 
. . . and to the langar lewand of thame thre : . . . Thay 
payand zeirlie for the said half town . . . the sowm of fowr 
pundis, sex schillingis, audit pennies, gude and vsuall money of 
this realme, with tuelf cok and hen for thaii pultre sufficient, 
tuay bollis of hors come ; . . . and for the teind of the 
samyn foresaid zeirlie sail pay sevin bollis mele and thre bollis 
ij firlottis beir, merkat gude and sufficient stuf, and tuay turs 
fodder, with all vther ariage, cariage, dewiteis, and dew seruice ; 
. . . the entres ... to begin at Witsunday . . . 
j m v c fowrty and thre zeris : . . . Attour the said Symon 
Donald, zonger (becaus his fader and moder ar aid and decrepat), 
sail haue hors, wapynnis, and harnes, effering to his maling, and 
to be reddy gife he is chargit to ryde and mak seruice to the 
abbot : . . . And als the said Symon Donald, elder, Jonet, 



26 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

his spous, and Symort, thair sone, sail fortefie and defend the 
liberte and comraoun wele of this realme, the Cristin fayth and 
liberte of haly kirk, and specealie the commoun wele of our said 
abbay, at thair vtir extreme diligence and powar, vndir the pane 
of tynsall of thair takkis : ... In witnes heirof, to this 
present writ, subscriuit ... at our said abbay of Couper, 
the thrid day of Junij . . . j m v c and xliij zeris. 

[Fol. 12.] 

Tack to Walter Ogilvy, Knight, of the Church of 

Alwecht. 

21. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
be the permissioun of God abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, of 
the ordour of Cisteaux and diocy of Sanctandrois and convent 
of the samyn, with ane avise and consent, cheptourlie gadderit, 
rypelie avisit, the vtilite and profeit of our said abbay and suc- 
cessouris alwais affotr prouidit, considerit, forseine, and thair- 
upoun mature deliberatioun had, to haue sett and for maill 
lattin, and be thir our present letres settis and for maill lattis, 
to our welebelouittis Walter Ogiluy of Dunlugis, knycht, and 
Dame Alisoun Hwme, his spous, and to the langar lewand of 
thame tuay, thair airis or assignais, ane or may, all and hale our 
teind schewis, fructis, rentis, offerandis, and emolimentis of our 
paroche Kirk of Allwecht, baith personage and vicarage, with 
the pertenentis, lyand within the dyocie of Abirdene, for all 
the dais and termes of nyneteine zeris nixt and immediatlie 
followand thair entre, quhilk entre salbe at the day of the dait 
of thir present letres : To be haldin, and to be had, all and hale 
the saidis teind schewis and vicarage, with all and sindrie thair 
fructis, rentis, offerandis, and emolimentis, with thair pertenentis, 
to the saidis Walter, Dame Alysoun, his spous, and the langar 
lewand of thame tuay, thair airis and assignais, ane or may, of 
ws and our successouris, for all the dais and space of the saidis 
xix zeris, with all and sindrie vtheris thair commoditeis, obuen- 
tiones, richtis, oblationes, and dewiteis pertening and that 
richtuslie pertene thairto, during the said space frelie, quietlie, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAE. 27 

wele, and in pece, but ony reuocatioun, obstakle, impediment, 
or agane calling quhatsmneuir : The saidis Walter, Dame Ali- 
soun, his spous, and the langar lewand of thame tuay, thair 
airis and assignais or factouris, payand thairfor zeirlie during the 
saidis xix zeris to ws, our successouris, assignais, or factouris, 
the sowm of threscor fourteine pundis vsuall money of this 
realme, at tuay vsuall termes in the zeir, Witsunday, and Mer- 
tymes in winter, be evin proportiones, of maill alanerlie, to- 
gidder with x 11 zeirlie to the vicar pentionar, with his glebe and 
manse, and ten merkis to the stall in Abirdene as vse and wont 
wes, with procurage, sinage, and all vther dewiteis aucht and 
vsit to be pait to the bischope, except the subseid, give it beis 
recouerit: And we, forsutht, our successouris and convent of 
the said abbay, the tak and assedatioun of all and sindrie the 
teind schewis, fructis, rentis, offerandis, and emolimentis of our 
said Kirk of Alwecht, bayth personage and vicarage, with thair 
pertenentis, to the said Walter, Dame Alisoun, his spous, and to 
the langar lewand of thame, thair airis and assignais forsaidis, 
during the saidis xix zeris, in all and be all thingis, as is abune 
expremit, aganis all deidlie, sail warand, acquiet, and defend 
as law will, but fraud or gyle : In witnes of the quhilk thing to 
thir our letres, subscriuit with our hand, togidder with the 
subscriptionis of our said convent, the commoun sele of our said 
abbay is appensit heirto : At our said abbay of Cowpar, the thrid 
day of January the zeir of [God] j m v c and fowrty tuay zeris. 
[Cancelled hij renewal] Pe. Tkent. 

Tack to Johx Cragow, Etc., of Paet of Baitscheill, Etc. 

22. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of Cowpar, ... to haue sett and for maill 
lattin ... to our welebelouittis Johanne Cragow, Jonet 
Jak, his spous, and to ane air maill lauchfully gottin or to be 
gottin betuix thame tuay, ... all and hale the five acris 
of land, thre lyand vpoun the Baitschelehill, nixt adiacent to 
Bichard Cubenis acris, one the est syde, and Patrik Buschis on 
the west syde, and vther tuay acris tane out of the est end of 



28 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

the Keniphilhaucht, with the toft and zard lyand on the south- 
end of the said thre acris, siclyk as Wille Jak brukit and josit 
afor, reseruand and kepand the commoun lone and gait as wse 
and wont wes, ... for all the dais and termes of thair 
lyftymmis : Thay payand thairfor zeirlie to ws . . . the 
sowm of fowrty aucht schi Hingis of vsuall money, . . . with 
ix cok and hen sufficient, with aU vther . . . dewiteis and 
dew seruice, ... to hald the saidis five acris, . . . 
with all fredomes, . . . hawand thair fewaU in our Monk- 
myre . . . siclyk as we saU assign to thame, with com- 
monteis of the Baitschele and Cawsayend; . . . and thai 
saU haue sufficient chameris and stabHng, with hors meit and 
mannis meit, for to ressaue or herbry to the nowmer of xij or 
xyj hors honestlye, suay of reson thair be fund na fait in thame ; 
and thai saU kepe our medowis and brwme perkis fra thame self 
and thair cateU vnder pane as efferis, doand thair dewiteis 
leleUe and trewlie to our corn miln of Kethik as the laif of the 
sukkin dois : ... In witnes heirof we haue appensit the 
common sele, . . . with subscriptione, ... at Couper, 
the penult day of Februar . . . j m v c xliij zeris. 

Petbus TBENT. 



[Fol. 13.] Tack to Thomas Thane in B^llmyle. 

23. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, 
sett, and for maiU lattin ... to our lowittis Thomas 
Thane, Isabell Moncur, alias Spensar, his spous, and to ane air 
maill, . . . aU and hale ane sext pairt of our town and 
landis of Bawmyle, . . . with the teind schewis of the 
samyn, for aU the dais and termes of thair liftymes : . . . 
The entres . . . to be at the fest of Witsunday j m v c xliiij 
zeris : Thay payand thairfor zerelie to ws . . . the sowm of 
xx 1 ' ane pect and thrid pairt pect beir and mele, that is to say, 
x b 3 pairt pect beir, and x b ane pect mele, . . . with ten 
firlottis hors corn, . . . ane dusane of pultre, and ane 
dusane of capones, tuenty sex fidder of petis leding . . . 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 29 

out of the myre of Balbrogy : And thai sail pay zerelie for the 
teind schewis of the samyn viij b ij f ij pcts mele and iiij b j f ij pcts 
beir, with iij turs of teind fodder, and ane male turs, with all 
vther . . . dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and wont, . . . 
doand thair det to our corne miln of Kethik : . . . And the said 
Thomas, and his airis male efter his deces, sail have sufficient 
horse, harnes, wappinnis, and geir sufficient thairto effeiring to 
thair maling, to be reddy at all tymis for to ryde and mak ser- 
uice to the abbot : . . . Atour the said Thomas, Isabel, his 
spous, and air maill forsaid, sail lelelie and trewlie, at thair vtir 
powar, defend and mantene the libertie of haly kirk, the liberte 
and commoun wele of this realme : . . . and give thai or 
ony ane of thame, as God forbeit, sail happin to hold ony 
opiniones aganis the ordinance and constitutiones of haly kirk, 
or ony opiniones of hereses, that thair takkis salbe . . . nul 
. . . and returne agane to ws : . . . In witnes heirof 
we, the said abbot, has appensit the commoun sele, . . . 
with subscriptioun manuale, ... at our said abbay of 
Cowpar, the xxvij day of Maij . . . j m v c xliiij zeris. 

Petrus Trent. 

Tack to William Bettref, of Chapeltoun. 

24. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Coupar, ... to haue grantit, 
sett, and for maill and seruice lattin ... to our familiar 
seruitour, Willeame Bettref, (sic), his spous, and to ane 

sone, ... all and hale ane thrid pairt of our town and 
laudis callit the Chapeltoun, quhilk Johne Campbell brukit 
and josit afor, . . . for all the dais and termes of xix zeris: 
. . . The dait of entres . . . salbegin at the fest of 
Witsunday . . . j m v c xlv zeris : . . . Payand thairfor 
zerelie to ws . . . the sowm of five pundis vsuall money, 
with ane dusane of cok and hen for thair pultre sufficient, tuay 
bollis of horss corn, . . . with all vther . . . dewiteis 
and dew seruice, . . . and sail do thair det to our corn miln 
of Blaklaw ; . . . and give it happinis, as God forbeit, the 



30 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

said Williairte (sic), his spous, [and] thair sone forsaid, to 

hald ony oppinniones of heresies aganis the ordinance and com- 
mand of haly kirk, suay it may be sufncientlie previn vpoun 
thame, in that cace our said letter of tak to be of nane avale, 
bot we fra thyne furtht frelie to dispone thairupoun as we sail 
think expedient to our maist profitt : ... In witnes heirof, 
to this present writ, subscriuit with our handis, the commone 
sele of our cheptour is appendit, at Coupar forsaid, the last day 
of Maij . . . [j m v c ] and fowrty four zeris. 

Petrus Trent. 



[Fol. 14.] Tack to John Cryste in Couper Grange. 

25. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres we Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue sett 
and for male lattin ... to our louittis Johane Cryste, and 
Gelis Eettray, his spous, and to ane thair assignay, ... all 
and hale ane tuelf pairt of our townn and landis of Cowper- 
grange, togidder with the teind schawis of the samyn, siclyk as 
the saidis Johane, and Gelis, his spous, brukis and manuris now 
instantlie, for . . . xix zeris nixt and immediatlie following 
the dait of thair entres, quhilk salbegin at the fest of AVitsunday 
. . . j m v c fowrty and five zeris: . . . Tkay payand thairfor 
zerelie to ws . . . the sowm of tuenty sex schillingis aucht 
penneis vsuall money of this realme, . . . fiftene bollis ane 
pect gude and sufficient bere for thair ferme, . . . and for 
thair teind five bollis bere forsaid and sevin bollis tuay ferlotis 
mele, . . . thre bollis of horss corne, . . . ane turss of 
ait fodder, tuelf capones, xiij fidderis of petis leding . . . 
with dewite'is and dew seruice, vse and wont, . . . and sail 
do thair det to our corne miln of the Milnhorne : . . . Atour 
give it happinnia the saidis Jhone, Gelis, his wif, or assignay 
forsaid, to hald ony opinnionis of heresy's aganis the constitu- 
tiones and ordinance of haly kirk, sway the samyn be suffi- 
cl <tlie previn, it salbe tinsall of thair takkis, and fra thyne 
l' 11, to vaik our handis, suay that we may frelie dispoun 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 31 

the samyn to our maist profeit as salbe thocht expedient be ws : 
. . . In witnes of the quhilk to this present writ, subscriuit 
. . . at Cowpar forsaid, the xv day of December . . . 
jm yC xliiij zeris. [Cancelled by renewal.'] Petrus Trent. 



Tack to James Angus in Cupar Grange. 

26. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, . . . for speceall 
gratitudis and seruice done and to be done be our familiar 
James Angus, and Katerine Brownn, his spous, ... to 
haue sett and for male lattin ... to our said familiar 
James Angus, and to Katerine Brown, his spous, and to ane air 
mail, ... all and hale ane tuelf pairt of our townn and 
landis of Cowpargrange quhilk the saidis James and Katerine 
brukis and manuris now instantlye, togidder with the teind 
schawis of the samyn, for . . . nynetene zeris, ... to 
begin at the fest of "Witsunday . . . j m v c fourty and fyve 
zeris : . . . Payand zerelie thairfor . . . the sowm of 
tuay merkis . . . togidder with fifteine bollis ane pect of 
gude sufficient bere for thair ferme of the samyn, and for thair 
teind five bollis bere forsaid and sevin bollis tuay ferlottis gude 
and sufficient mele, with tuelf capones, threttene fidder of petis 
leding . . . thre bollis of horss corn, . . . sex thraif of 
ait fodder, with all vther . . . dewiteis and dew seruice, vse 
and wont, . . . and sail do thair det to our corn miln of the 
Miln horn ; . . . and 'in cace, as God forbeit, that the said 
James, Katerine, his spous, or air male forsaid, happinnis to hald 
ony oppinniones of heresijs aganis the ordinansis or constitu- 
tionis ot haly kirk, suay it be noterlie knawing or may be 
previn vpoun thame sufficientlie, this our letter of tak to be of 
nane avale, bot to be expirit and nul in the self but forder 
proces of law, and to return to ws : . . . In witnes heirof, to 
this present writ, subscriuit ... at our said abbay of 
Cowper, the aucht day of December . . . j m v c fowrty and 
fowre zeris. [Cancelled by reneiual.] Petrus Trent. 



61 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

[Fol. 15.] 

27. The fift day of September the zeir of God j m v c xliiij 
zeris : Quhilk day Janie Angus, sone to James Angus in Cowpar- 
grange, was admittit assignay in and to the takkis and land 
quhilk Andro Morgunt, and Jonet Hetoun, his spous, has in tak 
and assedatioun for the space of xix zeris; and that at the 
instance of the said Jonet Hetoun, quhay come in presens of 
the abbot and conuent of Cowper, and presentit the [said] Jame 
Angus, Mr assignay, and desyrit him to be admittit be the said 
abbot and conuent, quhilk wes done and admittit in presens of 
ane venerable in God, Donald, abbot of the said abbay, and 
conuent of the samyn : In witnes of the quhilk the said abbot 
and conuent has subscriuit this present admissioun with thair 
awing handis at Cowper forsaid, day and zeir abune writtin, 
before thir witnes, Patrik Hering, Thomas Kennady, \Villeame 
Eettray, and maister "Williame Somerwele, notar publict, with 
vtheris diuers : Quhilk salbe fund vpoun the bak of the com- 
moun sele. Petrus Trent. 



Tack to Andrew Howburn, of the Kirk of Fossoquty. 

28. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue 
sett and for male lattin ... to our wele belouittis Andro 
Howburn, Patrik Howburn, Piobert Howburn, and Peter How- 
burn, his sonis, . . . and to thair assignais and sub- 
tenentis, ... all and sindre the fruttis of the thre quar- 
teris of the Kirk of Fossoquky, hayth personage and vicarage of 
the samyn, for . . . nynetene zeris : . . . The saidis 
Andro Howburn, Patrik, Piobert, and Peter Howburn, his sonis, 
. . . payand zerlie thairfor to ws . . . ane hundretht 
merkis vsual money of Scotland, at tuay vsuall termes in the 
zeir, that is to say, Alhallowmes and Pasche nixt thairefter, 
frelie, at tuay sowmes be evinly half proportiones, all costis 
and chargis ordinar and extraordinar be thame beand quyt and 
outtred, exceppand subsid or new taxationes give at it sal] 
happin ws to be compelit thairto be the law, haldand vp the 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 33 

quere and alter honestlie as efferis, with cheis zeirlie, vse and 
wont to our said place, give it may be gottin ; and mak repara- 
tion^ and principally in the neidfull thingis pertenyng to the 
said altar, sway that we here na plant thairof in tymmis cum- 
ing, siclyk as we sail leif thame : The entres . . . sail 
begin at the fest of Lammes, callit ad vincula Sancti Petri, 
. . . j m v c xlv zeris : ... In witnes of the quhilk to 
this present writ, subscriuit ... at our forsaid abbay of 
Coupar, the xj day of Aprile . . . j m v c and fourty five 
zeris. Petrus Trent. 



Tack to John Thome in Bruntehill. 

29. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue 
grantit, sett, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Jhone 
Thome, Elene Small, his spous, and to ane of his sonis quhilk 
the said Jhone pies best, the said sone being presentit to ws 
and admittit be ws thairto, all and hale our tak and landis of 
Bruntehill, ... as the said Johan brukis and josis now 
instantlie, togidder with the teind schewis of the samyn, for 
. . . nynetene zeris nixt efter following the dait of thair 
entres thairto, quhilk salbegin at the fest of \Vitsunday . . . 
jm v c fourty and five zeris : . . . Payand thairfor zerlie to 
ws . . . the sowm of fifty thre schillingis four penneis 
gude and vsuall money of this reahne, . . . xxiiij pultre, 
. . . ij bollis hors corn, . . . with commoun cariage ; 
and for the teind schawis of the samyn zerelie fyve bollis mele 
and iij bollis ij firlottis bere, merkat gude and sufficient, tuay 
turse fodder, with all vther . . . dewiteis and dew seruice, 
vse and wont, . . . and sail do thair det to our miln of 
Kethik ; . . . and give it happinnis the said Jhon, Elene, 
his spous, and sone forsaid, to hald ony oppinnionis of heresijs 
and (sic, aganis ?) the ordinance and constitutiones of haly kirk, 
it being sufncientlie previn vpoun thame, this our letter of tak 
to be of nane avale fra thyne furtht, bot we frelie to dispone 
thairupoun as salbe thocht expedient be ws : In witnes of the 



34 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

quhilk to this present writ, subscriuit ... at our forsaid 
abbay of Cowpar, the xxiij day of Maij . . . j m v c fowrty 
and fyve zeris. Petrus Trent. 

[Fol. 16.] 

Tack to Andrew Powrye in Carse Grange. 

30. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of Cowpar and comient of the samyn, . . . 
to haue grantit, sett, and for male lattin ... to our louittis 
Andro Powrie, Agnes Hendersoun, his spous, and to ane air male, 
. . . all and hale the iiij acris of land in the Carss grange 
quhilk Hendry Rob, and Emme Edniond, his spous, brukit afore, 
and that with consent of the said Emme and James Hendersoun, 
hir sone, apperand air to the samyn, be thair gift and resigna- 
tioun thairof in oure handis in favouris of the said Androw and 
his spous, and to the samyn effect has gevin in to ws thair com- 
moun sele to be distroyit, and this present letter of tak to be 
maid to the said Andro, Agnes, his spous, and to thair air 
forsaid, quhilkis be thir presentis we, the said abbot and convent, 
gevis and grantis to thame . . . for all the dais and termes 
of thair liftymis, . . . with all preuilege of brewing and 
selling, with toft and zard as thai bruik now : Providand all 
wais at the said Emme Edmond haue hir sustentatioun honestlie 
as efferis for hir liftyme : The saidis Andro, Agnes, his spous, and 
thair air forsaid, payand thairfor zerelie to ws . . . the 
sowm of fourty schillingis vsuall money of Scotland, . . . viij 
cok and hen sufficient, with cariage and all dew seruice aucht 
before; . . . and give it happinnis the saidis Andro, Agnes, his 
spous, and thair aire forsaid, to hald ony oppiuniones of heresijs 
and byde thairat obstinatlie, in that cace thair takkis sail vaik, 
and we to dispone thairupoun as we think expedient : . . . 
In witnes heirof, to this present writ, subscriuit with our handis, 
the commoun sele of our cheptour is appensit at Coupar, the 
xxviij day of Aprile . . . ane thousand five hundretht 
fourty and sex zeris. And to the fabric of the monastery they 
have paid £12. Petrus Trent. 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 35 

[Fol. 17.] 

Tack to John Small in Cupar Grange for Life. 

31. Be it kynd tyll all men by tliir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cupar, ... to ha we grantit, 
sett, and for male lattyne ... to our louittis Jhone Small, 
Jonet Ogylwy, his spouse, and to ane air maill, ... all and 
haill, ane tuelf pairt of our town and landis of Cupargrange 
quhilk thai bruike now instantlye, for all the days and termes 
of thairis and ilkane of thairis lyftymes, . . . togydder 
with teind schewis of the samyn : . . . Thay payand thairfor 
zerelye to ws . . . the sowme of twenty sex schillingis 
aucht pennis vsuall monye of this realme, . . . with fyf- 
tyne bollis ane pec of gude sufficient bere for thair ferme of the 
samyn, and for thair teind fyf bollis beyr forsaid, and sewin 
bollis tway furlattis mele, . . . togydder with twelf caponis, 
thretyne fydder of petis leding to our place of Cupar, thre bollis 
of horsscorn, . . . sex thraif of ait fodder, with all vther 
. . . dewites and dew seruice, . . . doand thair det to 
our corn miln of Myle horn ; . . . and gyf it happins the 
said Jhone, Jonet, his spous, or thair air maill forsaid, to fall in 
ony oppinnionis of heresis, as God forbeit, and to byde obstinently 
thairat, it being sufficientlye prevyne vpoun thame befor thair 
compitent juge, in that cais we will at this letter tak be of nane 
aw ale, forme, nor effect fra thynefurtht, but sail waik frelye in 
our handis, . . . to be disponit as we sail think expedient 
but forder process of law : And we . . . byndis and oblissis 
ws to acquiet, warand, and defend this our letter of tak to the 
saidis personis induryng thair lyftymmes : ... In vitness 
of the quhilk, . . . subscriuit ... at Cupar forsaid, 
the xviij day of Aprile . . . ane thowsand fyve hundretht 
and fowrty sex zeris. 

Tack to Andrew Olivere in Cupar Grange. 

32. Be it kynd tyll all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
abbot of the abbay of Cupar, ... to hawe grantit, sett, and 



36 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

for male lattyne ... to our louittis Androw Olivere, 
Elene Alane, his spous, and to ane air maile, ... all and 
hale ane tuelf pairt of our town and landis of Cowpargrange, 
quhilk Jhone Alane brukit and josit afor, ... for all the 
diivs and termes of thair lyftyrnes, . . . with the teind 
schevys of the samyn : . . . Thay payand thairfor zerelie to 
ws . . . the sowm of tuenty sex schillingis aucht penneis 
vsuall money of this realme, . . . with fiftene bollis ane 
pek of gud sufficient beir for thar ferme of the samyn, and for 
thar teind fif bollis beir and sevyne bollis tuay fourlatis mele, 
. . . with tuelf cap ones, threttene fidderis of petis leding to 
our place of Coupar, thre bollis of horse corn, . . . sex 
thraif of ait fodder, with all vther . . . dewiteis and dew 
seruice, vse and wont: Provyding all wais that the saidis Androw, 
Elene, his spouse, and air forsaid, sail vphald honestlie in meit 
and claytht, and sustene in all necessariis the said Jhone Alane 
for all the dais of his lyftyme, suay that he hawe na just cause 
of plant, . . . doand thair det to our myln of Milnhorne ; 
. . . and gyve it happinnis the saidis Androw, Elene, his 
spouse, and air forsaid, to fall in ony oppinnionis of herisis, and 
to byd obstinatly thairat, aganis the ordinans and command of 
haly kyrk, efter being sufficientlie prevyne vpoun thame before 
thar compitent juge, in that caiss we will at this present letter 
of tak be of nane avale, forme, nor effect fra thyne furtht, but as 
expirit and mil in the self, and we frelye to dispone thairupone 
as we sail think expedient but forder process of law : . . . 
In vitness heirof, to this present writ, subscriuit ... at 
Coupar forsaid, the xviij day of Aprile . . . j ni v c fowrty 
and sex zeris. 



[FoL 18.] 

Tack to Sir Thomas Andrew, Chaplain of Kincrecht, for 
Nineteen Years. 

33. Be it kynd tyll all men [be] thir present letres wa 
Donald, . . . abbot of the abbay of Coupar, ... for 
the thankfull seruice done and for to be done to ws be our 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 37 

familiar chapellane and seruitour, Sir Thomas Androw, to haue 
sett and for maile lattyne ... to the said Sir Thomas, 
and to ane his assignay and subtenentis, ane or may, . . . 
sway the said assignay and subtenentis be maid be our licence 
and avise, all and haill, ane quarter of our grange of Kyncrecht, 
togidder with the corn miln and miln land of the samyn, quhylk 
Willeame Oliphant had of ws in tak and assedatione affore, for 
all the dais and termes of nyntene zeris nixt and immediatlye 
folio wand the dait of this present writ: Thay payand zerely 
tharfor to ws . . . the soume of fywe pundis, sex schyllingis, 
aucht pennis, vsuall money, for the said quarter of the grange 
of Kyncrecht, with tway bollis of hors corn gud and sufficient, 
with tuelf caponis, and for the miln and miln land tenne rnerkis 
vsuall money forsaid, and xxxvj capones, with all . . . 
dewiteis and dew seruice, aucht and wont : The entres of the said 
Sir Thomas, his assignay, or subtenentis forsaid, ... to 
biggin at the fest of Witsunday . . . j m v° fourty and sex 
zeris ; . . . and gyf it happinnis the said Sir Thomas, his 
assignay, or subtenentis, ane or may, to hald ony oppinnionis of 
heresiis and to byd obstinat thairat, thair takis sail waik in our 
handis, and we frelie to dispone thairvpoune as we think expe- 
dient : ... In witnes hereof, . . . subscriuit ... at 
our said Abbay of Cowpar, the penvlt day of Aprile . . . 
ane thoustand fiwyf hundrytht fourty and sex zeris. 

Tack to John Cwmyng of Cowty. 

34. Be it kyncl tyll all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, . . . for . . . 
eratuitis and thankis doun to ws be ane honerable man and our 
familiar, Jhone Covmyng of Covte, to haw grantit, set, and for 
ferme lattyne ... to the said Jhone Cowmyng, Janat 
Creychtoune, his spous, and to the said Jhonis aris, ... all 
and haill the teind schewis of the landis of Cowte, siclyk as 
the said Jhone brokis now instantlye, for all the dayis and 
tennis of nynten zeris, thar entres to begyne ... at the 
fest of Lammas, callit ad uincula Sandi Petrj, . . . ane thow- 



38 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

sand fyw hundretht fourty and fyw zeris : Payand thairfoi zerlie 
to ws . . . twa chalder meill and ane chalder beyr, gud and 
sufficient stuf alanerlie ; and gif it happinnis, as God forbeit it 
do, the said Jhone to decess or the compleit end of the saidis 
nynten zeris, than the said Janat sail haif the tane half of the 
samin teindis, and the said Jhonis aris the tother half equallie 
betuen thame, payand thairfor zerlye affering to the said thre 
chalder wictall aboune writtinn be equall portionis, ilk ane for 
thair awyne pairt respectiue; and gyf the said Janat, as God 
forbeit, happinnis to decess or the complit end of this said 
nyntene zeris, the said Jhonis aris aboune writing sail haw the 
haill teand indurand the saidis nynten zeris, payand thairfor 
zerle the haill thre chalder wictuall aboune writing, as said is : 
And gyf the said Jhone thinkis efteruert at this our said letter 
of tak be nocht sa formall as neid wer, we, the said abbot, . . . 
sail ranew the samin again to the effect forsaid als oft as sail 
be thocht expedient be the saidis personis, in the sickarest 
forme at can be deuisit of the law : ... In witnese of the 
quhilk to this present wryt, subscriuit ... at Cowpar 
forsaid, the xxiiij day of Julij . . . j m v c xlv zeris. 

[Fol. 19.] 

Tack to William Hetoux, of Coupar Grange. 

35. Be it kynd tyll all men be thir present letres ws 
Donald, . . . abbot of the abbay of Coupar, ... to 
haue sett and for maill lattyne ... to our louittis Wil- 
leme Hetoun, Janat Fynlasoun, his spous, and to ane thair 
assignay, of na gretar degre nor stait na thame self, ... all 
and haill ane tuelf pairt of our town and landis of Cowpar- 
grange, togidder with the teind schewis of the samyn, siclyk as 
the said Will erne and Janett, his spous, brukis and josis now 
instantlie, for . . . nyntein zeris nixt and immediatlye 
followyng the dait of thair entres, quhylk salbe at the fest of 
Witsunday . . . ane thowistand four (sic, five) hundretht fowrty 
and iiwe zeris : . . . Thay payand thairfor zerlie to ws . . . 
the sowme of tuenty sex schillingis audit penneis vsuall money 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 39 

of this realme, . . . fyftene bollis ane pek gud and suffi- 
cient beyr for thar ferme of the samyn, and for thair teind fiwe 
bollis beyr forsaid, and sewin bollis tway fourtlatis mele, . . . 
thre bollis horse corn, . . . ane turss of ait fodder, with 
tuelf capones, xiij fidderis of petis leding, . . . with all 
vther dewteis and dew seruice, vse and wont, . . . doand 
thair dett to our corn miln of the Miln home ; . . . atour 
gywe it happinnis, as God forbeit it to do, the said Willeme, 
Janet, his spouss, or thar assignay forsaid, to hald ony op- 
pinniones of heresiis aganis the law ordinitt of haly kyrk, sway 
the samyn be prewyne sufficientlye vpone thame, it sail be 
tinsall of thair takis, and fra thyne furtht to waik in our handis, 
sway that we may frelye dispone thairvpoune to our maist 
profeit: ... In vitness hereof, to this our present letter 
of tak, subscriuit ... at our said Abbay, the xv day of 
Disember . . . ane thousand fyw hunderetht fourty and 
fowr zeris. [Cancelled by renewal.'] 



Tack to Waltee Ogilvy, Knight, of the Church of 
Alweycht. 

(Tliis samyn letter de verbo in verbum renewit, and the entrcs in 

Ij zeris) 

36. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
be the permissioun of God abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, with 
hale consent and assent of the convent of the samyn, cheptourlie 
gadderit, rypelie avisit, the vtilite and profett of ws our said 
abbay and our successouris being allwais providit, considerit, 
and afore sene, and thairupoun mature deliberatioun had, to 
haue sett and for male lattin, and be thir present lettres settis 
and for male lattis to our welebelouitis Walter Ogiluy of 
Dunlugis, knycht, and Dame Alisone Hwme, his spous, and to 
the langar lewand of thame tuay, thair airis and assignais, ane 
or may, all and hale our teind schewis, fructis, rentis, offerandis, 
and emolimentis of our paroche kirk of Alweycht, bayth per- 
sonage and vicarage, with the pertinentis, lyand wythin the 



40 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

dyocie of Abirdene and scherefdome of Bamff, for all the dais 
and termes of xix zeris nixt and immediatlie following the 
tennis of Beltane, callit the Inventioun of the Haly Croce, and 
Lainmes, callit ad vinculo, Sancti Fetrj ; that is to say, to the 
said vicarage, fructis, rentis, offerandis, and emoliinentis thairof, 
at the said fest of Beltane, and to the saidis teind schewis at 
the said Lammes nixt thairefter, videlicet, Beltane and Lainmes 
in xlvij zeris : Haldand, and for to hald, all and hale the saidis 
teind schewis and vicarage, with the pertenentis, the saidis 
Walter, Dame Alisone, his spous, and the langar lewand of 
thame tuay, thair airis and assignais, ane or may, of ws and our 
successouris, for all the dais and space of the saidis xix zeris, 
with all and syndrie vtheris thair commoditeis, obuentiounes, 
rychtis, oblationes, and dewiteis pertenyng, and that rychtwuslie 
may pertene thairto, during the said space, frelie, quietly, wele, 
and in pece, but ony revocatioune, obstakle, impediment, or 
ganecalling cpihatsumeuir : The saidis Walter, Dame Alisone, 
his spous, and the langar lewand of thame tuay, thair airis and 
assignais or factouris, payand thairfor zerelie to ws and our 
successouris or factoris, during the said space, the sowin [of] 
iij** xiiij ul) vsuall money of this realme, at tuay vsuall termes 
in the zere, Witsunday, and Mertymes in winter, be equall half 
portiones of male alanerlie, togidder with x lib zerelie to the 
vicar pensionar, with his glebe and mans, ; ud x merkis to the 
stall in Aberden, as vse and wont wes, with procurage, synage, 
and all vther dewiteis audit and vsit to be pait to the bischop, 
exceptand the subside, give it beis recouerit ; and give it hap- 
pinnis the saidis Walter, Dame Alisoun, his spous, thair airis 
or assignais, as God forbeit it do, to hold ony oppinnionis of 
heresijs and byde obstinatlie thairat, in that cace this our said 
letter of tak to be of nane avale, force, nor effect fra thyne 
i'urtht, and to return to ws agane, sway that we may frelie 
dispoun thairupouu as salbe thocht expedient be ws : And we, 
forsutht, the saidis abbot and convent of the said abbay, and 
our successouris, the tak and assedatioun of all and syndrie the 
teind schewis, fructis, rentis, offerandis, and emolimentis of our 
said kirk of Alweycht, bayth personage and vicarage, with thair 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAE. 41 

pertenentis, to the saidis Walter, Dame Alisoun, his spous, and 
to the langer lewand of thame tuay, thair airis and assignais 
forsaidis, during the saidis xix zeris, in all and be all thingis as 
is abune writtin, aganis all deidlye, sail acquiet, warand, and 
defend, as law will, but fraud or gyle : In witnes hereof, to thir 
our letres, subscriuit with our handis, abbott and convent 
forsaidis, the comnioun sele of our cheptour is appensit, at 
Cowpar, the sext day of Junij in the zere of God j m v c xlvij 
zeris. 



[Fol. 20.] 

Tack to James Henderson, alias Patee, of the Half of 
Over Balbrogy. 

37. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis James Hender- 
son, alias Patre, Margeret Fyndlason, his spous, and to ane are 
maill, ... all and hale the tane half of our town and 
landis [of] Owar Balbrogy, togidder with the teind schewis of 
the samyn, . . . syclyk as Watte Donaldson brukit and josit 
afore, and now instantlie occupijt and manurit be the said James, 
for all the dais and termes of xix zeris nixt efter followyng 
the dait of thair entres thairto, quhilk salbegin at ... . 
Witsunday . . . j m v c xlvij zeris : . . . Payand thair- 
for zerelie to ws . . . the sowm of iij lib yj s viij d gude and 
vsuall mony of this realme, . . . with xyj cok and hen 
sufficient for thair pultre, five bollis of hors corn, . . . with 
castin and wynnyng of xxxiij fidderis of petis in our est myre 
of Balbrogye, . . . and sail leid xyj fidderis and ane half 
of the samyn to our place of Cowpar, with ane lang draucht 
of lyme, sclait, tymmer, salt, or colis, as thai be chargit thairto 
zerelie; and for thair teind of the samyn sail pay zerelie vij 
bollis j firlot mele, and iij bollis iij firlottis bere, with ane male 
turss and ij teind turssis fodder, with all vther . . . dewiteis 
and dew seruice, vse and wont, . . . doand thair det to 
our corn miln of Kethik ; . . . and give it happinnis the 



42 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

saidis James, Margret, his spous, and thair are maill forsaid, 
to hald ony oppinnionis of hereseis and byde obstinatlie thairat, 
in that cace we will at this our letter of tak fra thyne furtht; 
be of nane avale, force, nor effect, bot as nul in the self, and we 
frelie to dispone thairupoun as salbe thocht expedient be ws : 
. . . In witnes of the quhilk to this present writ, subscriuit 
. . . at Coupar forsaid, the viij day of Junij . . . j m v c 
xlvij zeris. 

Tack to Gilbert Glenny, of Incheaucht, alias Bogsyde. 

38. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, set, and for 
male lattin ... to our louittis Gilbert Gillenye, Jonet 
Nychole, his spous, and to ane air male, ... all and hale 
our tak and tenement of our landis of Incheaucht, alias the 
Bogsyde, quhilk James Gillennye, the said Gilbertis fader, 
brukit and josit afore, . . . for . . . xix zeris nixt 
efter the dait of thair entres thairto, quhilk begynnis at the 
fest of Witsunday . . . j m v c xlvij zeris : . . . Pay and 
thairfor zerelie to ws . . . the sowm of fowrty schillingis 
vsuall money of this realme, . . . with xij cok and hen, 
. . . with all vther dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and wont : 
and give it happinnis the said Gilbert, Jonet, his spous, or aire 
forsaidis, to hald ony oppinniones of hereseis, and bide obstin- 
atlie thairat, in that cace thair takkis salbe of nane avale, force, 
nor effect fra thine furtht, bot as expirit and nul in the self, 
and we frelie to dispone thairupoun as salbe thocht expedient 
be ws : . . . In witnes of the quhilk to this present writ, 
subscriuit . . . at Cowpar forsaid, the viij day of Junij 
. . . j m v c xlvij zeris. 

Tack to Eobert Hendersoun, alias Patue, of the Half of 

OWAB BALBBOGYE. 

39. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, to haue sett and 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAK. 43 

for maile lattin ... to our louittis Robert Hendersoun, 
alias Patre, Elene Barnye, his spous, and to ane air maill, 
. . . all and hale the tane half of our town and landis callit 
Owar Balbrogye, quhilk the said Robert brukis and josis now 
instantlie, for . . . xix zeris nixt immediatlye following 
thair entres thairto, quhilk salbegin at . . . Witsunday 
. . . j m v c fowrty and sevin zeris, . . . togidder with 
the teind schawis of the samyn: . . . Thay payand thairfor 
zerlie to ws . . . the sowm of iij lib vj s viij d gude and vsuall 
money, . . . xvj cok and hen, . . . five bollis of hors 
corn, . . . and thai sail cast and wyn xxxiij fidderis of 
petis in our est myre of Balbrogy, . . . and sail leid xvj 
fidderis and ane half of the said petis to our said abbay, with 
ane lang draucht to lynie, sclait, tymmer, salt, or colis, zerlie, 
give thai be chargit ; and for thair teind . . . sail pay 
zerelie vij b j f mele and iij b iij f beir, with ane maill turss, 
and tuay teind tursis fodder, with all vther dewiteis and dew 
seruice, vse and wont, . . . and sail do thair det to our 
corn miln of Kethik, vse and wont, vnder pane of ane amercya- 
ment ; . . . and give it happinnis the saidis Robert, Elene, 
his spous, or thair aire maill, to hald ony oppinnionis of hereseis 
and byde obstinatlie thairat, in that cace we will fra thyne 
furtht at this letter of tak be of nane avale, force, nor effect, bot 
we to dispone thairupoun as salbe thocht expedient be ws : 
. . . In witnes of the quhilk to this present writ, subscriuit 
. . . at Cowpar forsaid, the viij day of Junij . . . j m v c 
fowrtye and sevin zeris. 

[Fol. 21.] Tack to Walter Baxter and his "Wife. 

40. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, set, and for 
maill lattin ... to our louittis Walter Baxter, Besse 
Dwgude, alias Barnie, his spous, and to thair assignais, . . . 
all and hale the thre acris of land lyand in the Baitschell 
haucht, callit The Hole, nixt adiacent Rob Porteris acris one 
the west, Dauid Cubennis acris one the northe syde, Jhone 



44 EEGISTER OF TACKS OF 

Campbell and Johann Formanis, tailzeouris, acris on the est 
syde, and the cottar bank of the Galloraw one the sowtht syde, 
togidder with the tuay acris of land lyand one the est side of 
the Baitschell haucht nixt adiacent to the Galloraw haucht, 
quhilk vmquhile Peter Jaksoun bruikit and josit afore, for all 
the dais and termes of xix zeris nixt efter following the dait 
of thair entres thairto, quhilk salbegin at the feist of Witsunday 
. . . j m v° xlvij zeris, . . . with toft, croft, and zard, as 
the said "Watte brukis and josis now instantlie : Eeseruand and 
kepand the commoun gait and passage as vse and wont wes, 
with all preuilegis and fredomes of brught in baronye, as the 
laif of our [burgh of Kethik josis and brukis, hawand thair 
fewall in our Monkmyre as efferis and salbe assignat to thanie, 
with all commoditeis at the Baitschell and Cawsayend brukis 
and josis, with preuilege of brewing, lonyng, and pasturing to 
thair catell and beistis, siclyk as ony of thair nychtbouris 
brukis, vse and wont : . . . Payand thairfor zerelie to ws 
. . . the sowm of xxxiij 3 iiij d vsuall money of Scotland, 
. ; . with xv cok and hen sufficient for thair pultre, with 
all . . . dewiteis and dew sendee, vse and wont, . . . 
doand thair det to our corn miln of Kethik, vse and wont, vnder 
pane of ane amercyament ; and thai sail keip thame self, 
seruandis, and thair gudis fra cutting or distroying of our 
medowis and brume parkis ; . . . and give it happinnis the 
saidis Walter, Besse, his spous, and assignais forsaidis, to hald 
ony oppiniones of hereseis and byde obstinathe thairat, in that 
cace we will at this our letter of tak be of nane avale, force, nor 
effect, bot as nul and expirit in the self, and we frelie to 
dispone thairupoun as we think expedient : ... In witnes 
hereof, to this present writ, subscriuit ... at Cowpar for- 
said, the viij day of Junij . . . j ni v° xlvij zeris. 

Tack to Robert Alexander for Life. 

41. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, 
set, and for male lattin ... to our welebelouittis Kobert 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAE. 45 

Alexander, Malie Blare, his spous, and to ane soun, . . . 
all and hale the tenement, croft, and zard, lyand at the est end 
of the Newcausay, quhilk Johann Bell, and Marie Turnbull, his 
spous, brukit and josit afore, togidder with the croft abune 
the burn callit Sanct Katernis croft, and with the croft lyand 
one the west syde of the gait at passis to the Cawsayend, 
togidder with ane sext pairt of the Galloraw, quhilkis the said 
Johann, and Marie, his spous, brukit and josit afore, with the 
teind schaiffis, ... for all the dais and termes of thair 
lyftymmis : . . . Thay payand zerelie ... for the said 
tenement, croft, and zard, the sowm of xiij s iiij d vsuall money of 
the realme, . . . and for the said croft lyand abune the 
burn callit Sanct Katernis croft, v bollis ij firlottis sufficient 
baire for ferme and teind thairof, and for the west croft passand 
to the Cawsayend iiij bollis bere sufficient, quhilk croft pertenis 
to the toft and zard lyand betuix Dauid Cwbenis houssis and 
toft one the west pairt and Thome Pilmouris houssis and 
biggynnis one the est pairt, . . . and for the said sex 
pairt of the Galloraw xiij s iiij d money forsaid, . . . with 
ane boll of hors corn, . . . vj capones, iij bollis, iij firlottis, 
ane pect and 3 pairt pect gude and sufficient baire for the 
ferme of the said sext pairt, iij bollis ij pectis mele, ane boll, 
ij firlottis, ane pect bare, for the teind of the said sext pairt, and 
for the teind of the saidis croftis, ester and wester, ane boll ij 
firlottis mele and iiij bollis bare sufficient, with ij tursis fodder, 
with all vther . . . dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and wont, 
thay haiffand thairto thair fewall in our Monkmyre as efferis 
and as we sail assigne to thame, with ij kyis gyrss in the 
commonteis of Baitschele and Galloraw, with fale and diffat 
with discretioun as wes vse afore for the said tenement, croft, 
and zard; and sail haue the fulze of the place as vse wes 
affore, and thai sail put the saidis croftis and toftis and sext 
pairt of the Galloraw forsaid till all pollecie thai may in biggin 
of gude sufficient zerd houssis, hall, chameris, and stablis, to 
ressaue and harbrie to the nowmer of xij or xvj hors honestlie 
as efferis, for hors meit and mennis meit, sway that of resoun 
thair be funding na fait; and sail keip thaim self and thair 



46 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

gudis fra our medowis, wardis, and brwme parkis, under pane as 
efferis, and thai sail do tliair dewiteis to our corn miln of Kethik 
lelelye and trewlie; . . . and give it happinnis the said 
Robert, Malie, his spous, and thair sone forsaid, to hald ony 
oppinniones of heresy's and byde obstinatlie thairat, in that 
cace this our letter of tak fray thyne furtht to be of nane avale, 
force, nor effect, bot as expire and mil in the self, and to return 
to ws and vaik in our handis, we frelie to dispone thairupoun as 
salbe thocht expedient be ws : ... In witnes hereof, to this 
present writ, subscriuit ... at Cowpar, the xj day of Junij 
. . . j m v c fowrty and sevin zeris. 

[Fol. 22.] 

Tack to Alexander Bernard and Thomas Campbell, Etc., 
of an Eighth Part of Kethik. 

42. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Coupar, ... to haue sett 
and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Alexander Barnye, 
Thomas Campbell, his gude sone, and to Besse Barnye, his 
spous, douchter to the said Alexander, all and hale ane auchtane 
pairt of our town and landis of Kethik, togidder with the teind 
schewis of the samyn, siclyk as the said Alexander bruikis, 
laubouris, and manuris now instantlie, for all the dais and 
termes of thairis and ilkane of thairis lyftymmis : . . . 
Payand thairfor zerelie to ws . . . the sowm of iiij lib iij s iiij d 
vsuall money of this realme, . . . xviij cok and hen for 
thair pultre, ij bollis of hors corn, . . . xvij fidderis of 
turffis fra Montkell or ony vther place, with tuay lang draucht 
zerelie to lyme, sclait, or ty miner, give thai be chargit ; and for 
teind of the samyn zerelie sail pay iij bollis iij pectis bere and 
v bollis v pectis mele, . . . with ij turss fodder, with all 
vther . . . dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and wont, . . . 
doand thair det to our corn miln of Kethik ; . . . and give 
it happinnis the saidis Alexander, Thomas, his gude sone, and 
Besse, his spous, to hald ony oppinniones of hereseis and byde 
obstinatlie thairat, in that cace this our said letter of tak fra 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAK. 47 

thyne furtht to be of nane avale, force, nor effect, bot sail vaik 
in our handis to be dispone thairupoun as salbe thocht expedient 
be ws : . . . In witnes of the quhilk to this present writ, 
subscriuit ... at Coupar forsaid, the viij day of Junij 
. . . j m v c fourty and sevin zeris : Providing all wais that 
give it happinnis ws to tak ony pairt of the said town in our 
awin hand, that we sail haue that pairt laid be it self vpoun the 
syde nixt the place of Coupar ; and will at this last clauss haue 
als gret strentht and effect as it war insert in the body of this 
present letter. 

Tack to John Thome, Etc., of an Eighth of Wester 
Balbkogy. 

43. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the Abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue sett 
and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Johann Thome, 
Cristin Hill, his spous, and to ane thair assignay, ... all 
and hale ane auchtane pairt of our town and landis of Wester 
Balbrogy, . . . with the teind schaiffis of the samyn, siclyk 
as the said Johann brukis now instantlie, for all the dais and 
termes of xix zeris nixt efter following thair entres thairto, 
quhilk salbegin at the fest of Witsunday . . . j m v c xlviij 
zeris: Thay payand zerelie thairfor to ws . . . the sowm 
of thre pundis, sex schyllingis, aucht penneis, . . . with v 
bollis of gude quhyt aitis, xij pultre, . . . castin and 
wynnyng of xxv fidderis of petis in our est myre of Balbrogy, 
or in ony vther moss or myre at we may obtene licence for the 
tyme, as we sail assigne to thame, and sail leid xij fidderis and 
ane half of thame to our place of Cowpar, with ane gret draucht 
with iiij oxin and tuay hors zerle to lyme, sclait, colis, salt, or 
tymmer, fra Dunde or vther placis, with ane male turss of fodder; 
and for thair teind of the samyn zerelie sail pay sex bollis mele 
and thre bollis bere gude and sufficient, with tuay turss fodder, 
with all vther . . . dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and 
wont, . . . doand thair dewiteis lelelie and trewlie to our 
corn miln of Kethik ; . . . and give it happinnis, as God ■ 



48 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

forbeit, the saidis Johann, Cristin, Ms spous, and thair assignay 
forsaid, to hald ony oppinnionis of heresijs and byde obstinatlie 
thairat, in that cace fra thyne furtht thair takkis to be of nane 
avale, force, nor effect, bot as mil and expirit in the self, and we 
frelie to dispone thairupoun as salbe thocht expedient be ws : 
. . . In witnes hereof, to this present writ, subscrinit 
. . . at Cowpar forsaid, the xxj day of Junij . . . j m v c 
xlvij zeris. [Cancelled by rcncv:al] 



Tack to Robert Jak, Etc., of am Eighth of Wester 
Balbrogy. 

44. Be it kend tijl all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Coupar, ... to haue sett 
and for maill lattin ... to our welebelouittis Robert Jak, 
Jonat Alanesoun, his spous, and to ane ah- maill, ... all 
and hale ane auchtane pairt of our town and landis of Wester 
Balbrogy, with the teind schaiffis of the samyn, . . . siclyk 
as the said Robert brukis now instantlie, for . . . xix zeris 
nixt efter following the dait of thair entres, . . . quhilk 
salbegin at the fest of Witsunday . . . j m v 6 xlviij zeris : 
. . . Thay payand thairfore zerlie to ws . . . the sowm 
of thre pundis, sex schillingis, auch penneis, . . . togidder 
with five bollis of gude quhyt aitis, tuelf pultre, . . . castin 
and wynning of xxv fidderis of petis in our est myre of Balbrogye, 
. . . and sail leid xij fidderis and ane half of the samyn to 
our said abbay of Cowpar, with ane gret draucht zerelie with iiij 
oxin and ij hors to lyme, sclait, tymmer, colis, or salt, fra Dunde 
or vther placis, give thai be chargit thairto, with ane maill turss 
of fodder ; and for thair teind of the samyn zerelie sail pay 
bollis mele and thre bollis bare, . . . tuay turss fodder, with 
all . . . dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and wont, . . . 
and sail do thair dewiteis lelelie and trewlie to our corn milii of 
Kethik ; . . . and gif it happinnis the saidis Robert, Jonet, 
his spous, or thair air maill forsaid, to hald ony oppinniones of 
hereseis and byde obstinatlie thairat, in that cace we will at this 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAK. 49 

present letter of tak fra thyne furtht be of nane effect, bot as 
expirit and nul in the self, sway that we may frelie dispone 
thairupoun to our profett as salbe thocht expedient be ws : 
. . . In witnes the quhilk thing to this present writ, subscriuit 
. . . at Cowpar, the xxj day of Junij . . . j m v c xlvij 
zeris. 



[Fol. 23.] 
Tack to John Forman, alias Tailzeour, in Battschell. 

45. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of Coupar, ... to haue grantit, set, and for 
maill lattin ... to our louittis Johann Forman, alias 
Tailzeour, Isabell Cowt, his spous, and to ane air maile, . . . 
all and hale the tuay acris of land lyand in the Baitschelhaucht, 
. . . siclyk as the said Johann brukis and josis now instantlie, 
togidder with the teind schaiffis of the samyn, for all the dais 
and termes of thairis and ilkane of thairis lyftymes, . . . 
with all and syndrie preuilegis and fredomes of burght in 
baronie, siclyk as the laif of our burght of Kethik has, grantit to 
ws vnder [our] souerane lord the Kingis gret sele, thay haiffand 
thair fewall in our Monk myre : . . . The saidis Johann, 
Isabell, his spous, and thair air maile, payand thairfor zerelie to 
ws . . . the sowm [of] sextene schillingis aucht penneis, 
. . . with vij cok and hen and ane half for thair pultre, with 
all vther . . . dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and wont ; and 
for the said teind zerelie ane boll of bere and ij firlottis mele, 
. . . doand thair det to our corn miln of Kethik ; . . . 
and give it happinnis the saidis Johann, Isabell, his spous, or 
thair air forsaid, to hald ony oppinniones of hereseis aganis the 
haly kirk, thair takkis salbe of nane effect, thai bydand at the 
saidis oppinniones obstinatlie and convickit thairintill, and we 
to dispone frelie thairupoun as sail be thocht expedient be ws : 
. . . In witnes of the quhilk to this present writ, subscriuit 
... at our said abbay, the xvij day of Aprile . . . j m v c 
xlvj zeris. 

D 



50 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

[Fol. 24.] 

Tack to Sir Thomas Andro, Chaplain, and Constene 
Snell, of the Half of Newbigging, in Carso. 

46. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to baue grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to owr louittis familiaris 
seruandis, Sir Thomas Andro, chapellane, Constene Snell, sister 
sone to the said Sir Thomas, and to thair subtenandis, . . •. 
all and haile the tane half of owre towne and landis callit 
Newbiggine, in the Cars grange, quhilk Johne Raynoldsone 
brokit and josit afore, and now occupiit be the said Sir Thomas, 
takisman thairof, . . . for . . . nyntyne zeris nyxt and 
immediatly following the dait of thair entres thairto, quhilk sail 
begin at the fest of "Witsonday . . . ane thowsand fif hun- 
dretht fowrty and aucht zeris : . . . Thay payand thairfore 
zeirly to ws . . . the sowm of fif powndis, nyntene schil- 
lingis, sewinn penneis, . . . togydder with alewin bollis quhit, 
twa bollis, thre firlottis, ij pectis blak aitis, . . . with thretty 
twa powtre, cok and bene, with all other . . . deuitis and 
dew seruice, wis and wont, . . . doand thair dewite to owr 
corne mylne of the Bogmyln ; . . . and gif it happynnis the 
saidis Sir Thomas, Constene, his sister sone, and subtenandis 
forsaid, to hald ony opynionis of heresiis and byd obstenatly 
thairat, in that caiss this owr letter of tak to be of nane awale, 
force, nor effect, bot as expirit and null in the self, and we frely 
to dispone thairopone as salbe thocht expedient be ws : . . . 
In vitness of the quhilk thing to this owr letter of tak, subscriuit 
. . . at Cowpar forsaid, the pennult day of Julii in j m v c xl 
and sewin zeris. 

Tack to Alexander Jackson, Etc., of Two Acres in 
Carsgrange. 

47. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, 
sett, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Alexander 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAB. 51 

Jaksoun, Annabell Campbell, his spous, and to thair air male, 
. . . all and hale the tuay acris of land in the Cars grange, 
quhilkis Cristyne Millar brukit and josit afore, and now occupijt, 
laubourit, and manurit be the saidis Alexander and Annabell, 
his spous, for . . . xix zeris nixt efter following the dait 
of thair entres, quhilk salbegin at the fest of "Witsunday j m v° 
xlviij zeris, . . . with powar to thame to mak subtenentis, 
ane or may, . . . with preuilege of brewing as thai think 
expedient : Thay payand thairfor zerle to ws . . . the sowm 
of xiij 8 iiij d . . . togidder with viij pultrie sufficient, with 
all vther ariage, cariage, dewiteis, and dewe serui^e, vse and 
wont, . . . doand thair det to our myln of Bogmiln ; . . . 
and give it happinnis the saidis Alexander, Annabell, his spous, 
and thair are male, to hald ony oppinnionis of hereseis and 
byde obstinatlie thairat, in that cace this our letre of tak to be 
of nane avale, bot sail vaik in our handis, and we frelie to 
dispone thairupoun as salbe thocht expedient be ws : . . . In 
witnes hereof, to this present writ, subscriuit ... at Coupar 
forsaid, the xxv day of August . . . j m v c xlvij zeris. 

Petbus Tbent. 

Tack to Ftxdlai Alexaxdeb and Axxabelle Axgus, his 
Wife, Etc. 

48. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, set, and 
for male lattin ... to our louittis Fyndlay Alexander, 
Annabell Angus, Ms spous, and to ane air male, ... all 
and hale his tak [of] ane tenement, callit the Cowbyre of Kethik, 
quhilk the said Fyndlay lawbouris and manuris now instantlie, 
togidder with the teind schewis of the saniyn, for . . . 
nynetene zeris, entres thairof begynand at the feist of Witsunday 
. . . j m v c xlvj zeris, . . . hawand thair commonte in 
the mwre of Montkell effering to thair saidis malyne : . . . 
Payand thairfor zerelie to ws . . . the sowm of fourty 
schillingis, . . . togidder with xxiiij cok and hen sufficient 
for thair pultre, with all vther ariage, carriage, dewiteis, and 



52 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

dew sendee, vse and wont ; and for the said teind tuay bollis 
mele and ane boll of bere, . . . with ane turss of fodder, 
. . . doand thair det to our corn miln of Kethik ; . . . 
and give ony of thame, as God forbeit, happinnis to hald ony 
oppinnionis of hereseis, it being sufficientlie previn, thair takkis 
sail vaik in our handis, and we frelie to dispone thairupon: 
. . . In witnes of the quhilk to this present writ, subscriuit 
. . . at Cowpar forsaid, the vj day of Merche . . . j m v c 
fowrty and five zeris. Petrus Trent. 

Tack to Eobert Montgomery, of the Fourth Part of the 
Lands of Ester Balbrogy. 

49. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue 
grantit, sett, ^and for maill and seruice lattin ... to our 
louitt familiar seruitour, Eobert Montgomery, and to Jonet 
Bercly, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all and hale 
ane quarter of Estir Balbrogy, quhilk Andro Alane brukit and 
josit afore, togidder with the teind schewis of the samyn, for 
. . . nynetene zers nixt efter following the dait of thair 
entres thairto quhilk salbegin at the fest of "Witsunday . . . 
jm v c xlvij zeris : . . . Pay and thairfor zerelie to ws, . . . 
the sowm of fowr pundis aucht s xj d . . . togidder with xvj 
pultre sufficient, sex bollis tuay firlottis of hors corne, . . . 
castin and wynning of xxxiij fidderis of petis in our est myre of 
Balbrogye, . . . and sail leid xvj fidderis and ane half 
fidder of the samyn to our place of Cowpar, with ane lang 
draucht to lyme, sclait, tyminer, salt, or colis, as th3i be chargeit 
thairto, with all vther dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and wont ; 
and for thair teind of the samyn zerelie sail pay aucht bollis 
mele and fowre bollis bere, . . . with tuay teind turssis, 
and ane maill turs fodder, . . . doand thair det to our corn 
miln of Kethik; . . . and thai sail haue powar to mak 
subtenentis sway thai be of na gretar degre nor thame self, 
providand all wais at thai be maid and admittit with our 
licence and avis; and give it happinnis the saidis Eobert, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAE. 53 

Jonet, his spous, and air forsaid, to hald ony oppinnionis of 
hereseis and byde obstinatlie thairat, in that cace thair takkis 
salbe of nane avale, force, nor effect, fra thyne furtht, and sail 
vaik in our handis, and we frelie to dispone thairupone as salbe 
thocht expedient be ws for the tyme: ... In witnes of the 
quhilk to this present writ, subscriuit ... at our said 
abbay of Cowpar, the viij day of Junij . . . j m v c xlvij 
zeris. Peteus Trent. 



[Fol. 25.] 

Tack to William Hetoun, James Sowter, Etc., of a 
Twelfth of Cotjpar Grange. 

50. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue sett 
and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Willeame Hetoun, 
James Sowter, his gude sone, and to Beatrice Hetoun, his spous, 
dochter to the said Willeame, all and hale ane tuelf pairt of our 
town and landis of Cowpergrange, togidder with the teind 
schawis of the samyn, siclyk as the said Willeame brukis and 
josis now instantlie, for . . . thairis and ilkane of thairis 
lyftymmes, . . . providing all wais that Jonet Fyndlayson, 
spous to the said Williame Hetoun, be honestlie sustenit in 
meit and claitht with all vther necessaris for hir lyftyme, as 
efferis to hir estait : The saidis Willeame, James, his gude sone, 
and Beatrice, his spous forsaid, payand to ws . . . the 
sowm of tuenty sex schillingis aucht penneis gude and vsuall 
money of this realme, . . . xv bollis j pect gude and suf- 
ficient bere for thair ferme of the samyn ; and for thair said 
teind v bollis bere and vij bollis ij firlottis mele, . . . with 
iij bollis of hors corn, . . . ane turss of ait fodder, with xij 
capones, xiij fidderis of petis leding to our place of Cowpar, 
. . . with all . . . dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and 
wont, . . . doand thair det to our corn miln of the Miln- 
horn; . . . atour, give it happinnis the saidis Willeame, 
James, his gude sone, and Beatrice, his spous forsaid, to hald ony 
oppinniones of hereseis and byde obstinatlie thairat, in that 



54 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

cace fra thyne furtht will at this our letter of tak be of nane 
avale, force, nor effect, bot as expirit and mil in the self, and we 
frelie to dispoun thairupoun as salbe thocht expedient be ws for 
the tyme : ... In witnes of the qnhilk to this present writ, 
subscriuit ... at Cowpar, the tent day of August . . . 
jm v c f owr ty and sevin zeris. Petrus Trent. 

Tack to Patrick Hering, of Arthurstane. 

51. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif sett 
and for male lat . . . to our louittis Patrik Hering, and to 
his air male quhatsumeuir, all and hale the iij quartaris of our 
town and landis of Arthurstane, the quhilk the said Patrik has 
in tak and assedatioun now presentlie, togidder with the teind 
schewis of the samyn, for . . . xix zeris nixt efter following 
the dait of thair entres thairto, quhilk salbegin at the fest of 
Witsunday . . . j m v c fourty and nyne zeris, . . . reseruand 
to ws . . . the herezeldis of ilk ploucht gang of land thair- 
of, quhen thai sail happin to vaik, and to be vptakin and in- 
brocht to our vse ; and the said Patrik . . . sail haue powar 
to mak subtenentis, . . . and . . . sail content and 
pay zerelie to ws . . . the sowm of threttene pundis vj 8 ix d 
vsuall money, . . . xv bollis of hors corn. . . . iij male 
turssis of fodder, xlviij pultre, casting and wynnyng of iiij" xix 
fidderis of petis in ony myre or moss, . . . siclyk as Bal- 
brogy dois, and leiding of xlix fidderis of the samyn and ane 
half fidder to our place of Coupar ; and for the teind schewis of 
the samyn zerelie sail pay ix bollis thre ferlottis bere, and xx 
bollis ane ferlot mele with teind turss fodder, with 

all . . . dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and wont ; and sail 
fynd ane furnist spere to ryde in our cumpany in the Quenis 
seruice and vpoun thair expenss, with ane furnist cariage hors 
to turss the abbottis cariage in tymmis forsaid, . . . and 
sail do thair det to our corn miln of Kethik ; . . . and give 
it happinnis, as God forbeit, at the said Patrik or his air male 
forsaid hald ony oppinniones of hereseis and byde obstinatlie 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 55 

thairat, in that cace it salbe tynsall of thair takkis but ony 
forder proces, it being lauchfully previa vpoun thame, and fray 
thyne furtht we frelye to dispone thairupoun as we sail tbink 
expedient be ws : . . . In witnes of the quhilk to this 
present writ, subscriuit ... at Cowpar forsaid, the xxvij 
day of October . . . j m v c fourty an aucht zeris. [Can- 
celled by renewal] Petrus Trent. 

[Fol. 26.] 

Tack to James Hering, of Wester Dryale. 

52. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, 
sett, and for male lattin ... to our louittis James Hering 
of "Wester Gormok, Andro Hering, his secund sone, and James 
Hering, Ms thrid sone, and to thair subtenentis, ane or may, 
. . . all and hale our town and landis, callit Wester Drymmie, 
with the miln and miln landis of the samyn, lyand vpoun the 
est syde of Wester Drymmie, siclyk as the said James brukis 
and josis now instantlie, togidder with the teind schewis of the 
samyn, for . . . nynetene zeris nixt efter following the dait 
of thair entres, quhilk salbegin at the feist of Witsunday . . . 
j m v c xlix zeris : . . . Payand thairfor zerelie to ws, . . . 
viz., for the said town and landis fyftie sex bollis of victuall, 
tuay pairt mele and thrid pairt bere, ... or ellis nyne 
schillingis gude and vsuale money for ilk boll of the said victuall, 
. . . with iij 1 * iiij laid of petis sufficient gude and dry 
zerelie ; and for the said miln and miln landis the sowm of sex 
pundis vsuale money, . . . with tuay dusane of capones, 
. . . and sail furniss tuay furnist speris to the Quenis weris, 
osting, and radis in our cumpanye, with tuay cariage hors to the 
abbottis cariage in tymmis forsaid, with commoun cariage to 
bring hame our cheis, vse and wont ; reseruand to ws our wod, 
and prouidand that give ony of thame, thair seruandis or sub- 
tenentis, cuttis or distroyis ony of our said wod, without thai be 
conveyit thairto be our forestaris, or tholis or permittis ony 
vtheris to cut, distroy, or tak away ony of the samyn vnaduer- 



56 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

tissand or stoppand at thair powar, except it be to thair awing 
necessaris alanerlie, it salbe tinsall of thair takkis, it being 
sufficientlie prevyng the fait being in thame; . . . and 
[give] it happin, as God forbeit, at the said James, Andrew and 
James, his sonis, to hald ony oppinnionis of hereseis and byde 
obstinatlie thairat, it sail be tinsall of thair takkis but ony 
forder proces, and we frelie to dispone thairupoun as salbe 
thocht expedient be ws and our successouris : And als we, the 
said abbot and convent, reseruis in our awing handis all 
herezeldis of ilk plowcht at happinnis to vaik within the saidis 
landis, and to be tane vp and inbrocht to our vse : ... In 
witnes of the quhilk to this present writ, subscriuit ... at 
Cowpar forsaid, xxvij day of October . . . j m v* fowrty and 
aucht zeris. [Cancelled on account of diminution of Mental.] 

Fetrus Trent. 



Tack to John Sowter, in Milnhorn. 

53. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Couper, ... to haue grantit, 
set, and for male lattin, ... to our louittis Johann Sowter, 
Isabell Pilmour, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all 
and hale the tane half of our corn miln and landis of the Miln 
horn with the pertenens, siclyk as the said Johann and Isabell, 
his spous, brukis and josis now instantlie, for all the dais and 
termes of thairis and ilkane of thairis lyftymmis : . . . Thay 
payand zerelie thairfor to ws . . . the sowm of thre pundis 
gude and vsuall money of this realme, . . . togidder with 
auchtene eapones for thair pultre, and ilk tuay zere anis ane fed 
bair gude and sufficient, vpoun thre monethis warnyng; and 
the said Johann sail hant and vse the craft of fowlarye at all 
tymmis at his powar, and quhat fowlis at happinnis to be slane 
be him, or be ony vtheris at he is partis man with, thai sail 
present the samyn to our place, to our celleraris or stewartis for 
the tyme, vpoun the prices efter following, — that is to say, Ilk 
wild gwis, tuay schillingis ; ilk cran and swan, five schillingis ; 
pluffar, dotrale, quhap, duik, redschank, schot quhap, tale, and 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAK. 57 

all vther sic small fowlis, ilk pece fowr penneis ; and for ilk 
pertrick, viij d ; And in cace at the said Johann failze in his 
said craft and diligens for vsing of the samyn, or at he absent 
the fowlis tane be him and vtheris his partis men as said is, it 
being notirlie knawing or sufflcientlie previn before ws, . . . 
or that he will not nocht purge him self, in that cace the said 
John salbe in ane vnlaw of xxx 8 for ilk fait previn or vnpurgit, 
as said is ; . . . and give it happinnis at thai or ony ane of 
thame till hald ony oppinniones of hereseis and byde obstinatlie 
thairat, in that cace fra thyne furtht we will at this our letter of 
tak be of nane avale, force, nor effect, but adnullit and expirit 
in the self, and we frelie to dispone thairupoun as salbe thocht 
expedient be ws : . . . In witnes thairof, to this present 
writ, subscriuit with our handis ... at Cowpar forsaid, the 
tent day of August . . . j m five hundretht fourty and sevin 
zeris. Petrus Trent. 



[Fol. 27.] 
Tack to Katherine Brown and James Angus, Her Son, 
of Cupar Grange. 

54. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Coupar, ... to haue grantit, 
set, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Katerine Broun, 
relict of vmquhile James Angus, in Coupargrange, and to James 
Angus, hir sone, Jonet Thome, his spous, and to ane air maill, 
. . . all and hale ane tuelf pairt of our town and landis of 
Coupargrange, togidder with the teind schevis of the samyn, 
. . . quhilk the said vmquhile James Angus and Katerine 
Brown, his spous, brukit and josit afore, for all the dais and 
termes of thairis and ilkane of thairis liftymmes : . . . Payand 
thairfor zerlie to ws . . . the sowm of xxvj s viij d vsuall money 
of Scotland, . . . togidder with xv bollis j firlot . . . bere 
of thair ferme of the samyn ; and for thair teind v bollis bere 
forsaid, and vij bollis ij firlottis gude and sufficient mele, with 
xij capones, xiij fidderis of petis leding to our place of Coupar, 
iij bollis of hors corn, . . . vj thravis of ait fodder, . . . 



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■with all vther dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and wont, . . . 
doing thair det to our corn miln of the Miln horn; . . . 
and give it happinnis, as God forbeit, the saidis Katerine, 
James, hir sone, Jonet, his spous, or thair air maill, to hald ony 
oppinnionis of hereseis and byde obstinatlie thairat, it being 
leiffully previn one thame, in that cace it salbe tynsall of 
thair takkis, and the said takkis to vaik frelie in our handis, 
to be disponit be ws ... as we sail think expedient: 
. . . In witnes of the quhilk to this present writ, subscriuit 
with our handis, ... at the abbay of Coupar, xxiiij day of 
Marche . . . ane thousand v c fourty and aucht zeris. And 
to the fabric of the monastery they have paid £40. 



Tack to Andrew Crokat, of the Sixth Part of Balmyle. 

55. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Coupar, ... to haue grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louit familiar, Andro Crokat, 
all and hale ane sext pairt of our town and landis of Balmyle, 
. . . quhilk the said Andro brukis and josis now instantlie, 
for all the dais and termis of his lyftyme ; providing all wais 
that quhen it sail pless the said Andro to mak ane assignay 
thairto, sail present the samyn to ws, and give we pless the said 
assignay sail admitt the samyn to the said tak, with powar to 
the said Androw to mak subtenentis : . . . Paying thairfor 
zerelie to ws . . . tuenty bollis ane pect and ane thrid pairt 
pect bere and mele sufficient, of the quhilk ten bollis thrid pairt 
pect bere and ten bollis ane pect mele for thair ferme, . . . 
ten firlottis ij pectis of hors corn, . . . ane dusane of pultre 
and ane dusane of capons sufficient [incomplete]. 

[Pol. 28.] 

Tack to James Bering, of Wester Drwme. 

56. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cupar, ... to haif set and 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 59 

for maill and seruice latt ... to our welebelouittis James 
Hering of Wester Gormok, Andro Hering, his secund sone, and 
James Hering, Ms thrid sone, and to thair subtenentis, . . . 
all and hale our town and landis callit Wester Drymie, with the 
miln and miln landis of the samyn, viz., ane pairt of the said 
miln landis lyand vpoun the est of the burn of Wester Drynimie, 
togidder with the multyr and multirscheif of the samyn, hame 
bringin of the miln stanis and vphald of the said miln, siclyk as 
the said James brukis and josys now instantlie, togidder with 
the teind schewis of the samyn, . . . for . . . xix zeris 
nixt efter following the dait of thair entres thairto, quhilk sal- 
begin at the fest of Witsunday . . . j m v c xlix zeris : . . . 
Paying zerelie to ws . . . for the said town and landis of 
Wester Drymmie with the teind schevis of the samyn, xvj bollis 
of victuall, tuay pairt mele and thrid pairt bere, ... or ellis 
nyne schillingis vsuall money of Scotland for ilk boll, . . . 
with iij 11 iiij laidis of petis sufficient gude and dry zerlie ; and 
for the miln and miln landis the sowm of sex pundis vsuall 
money forsaid, . . . with tuay dusane of capones, . . . 
and ilk tuay zere ane sufficient clene fed bair ; and sail furniss 
tuay furnist speris to the Quenis weris, hostingis, and radis, in 
our cumpany, with tuay cariage horss to the abbottis cariage in 
tymes forsaid, with commoun cariage to bring hame our cheiss 
and rungis, vse and wont : And we, the said abbot and convent, 
has gevin and grantit ... to the saidis James Hering, 
Androw and James, his sonnis, the office of foresterschip and 
keping of our woddis of Drymmie, and sail hane and keip the 
samyn fra thame self, seruandis, and tenentis, and fra all vtheris 
at thai may stop, at thair vtir powar, exceptand to the vphald of 
the said grund alanerlie, vnder the pane of ane vnlaw of grene 
wod ; and thai sail do thair dewiteis lelelie and trewlie to the 
lady, preist, and paroche clerk of Bennathy, and boit men of 
Hay, siclyk as the said town pait afoir quhen it wes lauborit 
be husband men vsit and wont at that tyme ; reseruand in our 
awin handis all herezeldis of the men at duellis within the 
saidis landis to be tane vp and inbrocht to our vse, ... to 
be disponit as we think expedient ; . . . and give it happin- 



60 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

nis, as God forbeit it do, that the said James, Androw and 
James, his sonnis, to hald ony oppinnionis of hereseis and byde 
obstinatlie thairat, it salbe tynsall of thair takkis but ony forder 
proces of law, and we frelie to dispone thairupoun as salbe thocht 
expedient be ws for the tyme : ... In witnes of the quhilk 
to this present writ, subscriuit ... at Coupar forsaid, the 
xiiij day of Maij . . . j m v c fourty and nyne zeris : Provid- 
ing alsway that the saidis James Hering, Andro and James, his 
sonnis, sail nocht appropriatt nane of the commonte to thame 
selffis, nor sail mak inpediment to ony of our tenentis abune the 
water for pulling of haddar, vse and wont. {Cancelled by 
renewal.] 



Tack to Andrew Campbell, of Chapeltoun. 

57. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, set, and for 
male lattin ... to our louittis Androw Campbell, Jonet 
Turnbull, his spous, and to ane air maile, ... all and hale 
ane thrid pairt of our town and landis of the Chapeltoun, 
. . . quhilk the said Androw brukis and josis now instantlie, 
for all the dais and termes of thair lyftymmis : . . . Thay 
paying thairfor zerlie to ws . . . the sowm of five pundis 
vsuall money of this realme, . . . with ane dusane of kok 
and hen sufficient for thair pultre, tuay bollis of hors corn, 
. . . with all vther . . . dewiteis and dew seruice, vse 
and wont, . . . and sail do thair det to our corn miln of 
the Blaklaw ; . . . and give it happinnis, as God forbeit it 
do, the saidis Andro, Jonet, his spous, or air male forsaid, to hald 
ony oppinniones of hereseis and byde obstinatlie thairat, in 
that cace this our letter of tak to be of nane avale fra thyne 
furtht, bot sail frelie vaik in our handis and we frelie to dispone 
thairupoun as we think expedient : ... In witnes heirof, to 
this present writ, subscriuit with our handis, ... at Cowpar 
forsaid, the xxv day of August . . . j m v c fourty and sevin 
zeris. 



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[Fol. 29.] 

Tack to Helene Hutsoun, Etc., of an Eighth Part of 
Wester Balbrogy. 

58. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres wa Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, 
set, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Elene Hutsoun, 
relict of wmquhile Johne Hetoun, eldar, in Balbrogy, to Willeame 
Hetoun, hir sone, and to Besse Cryste, bis spous, ... all 
and hale ane auchtane pairt of our town and landis of Wester 
Balbrogy . . . with the teind schewis of the samyn, siclyk 
as the said Elene brukis and josis now instantlie, for . . . 
nynetene zeris ; entres thairof to begin at the fest of Witsunday 
. . . nane thousand five hundretht fourty and yne zeris : 
. . . Payand zerelie thairfor to ws . . . the sowm of 
thre pundis, sex schillingis, aucht penneis, gude and vsuale 
money of Scotland, . . . with five bollis of gude quhyt 
aitis and ane male turs of fodder, tuelf pultre, . . . casting 
and wynnyng of tuenty five fidderis of petis in our est rnyre of 
Balbrogy, . . . and sail leid tuelf fidderis and ane half of 
the samyn to our place of Cowpar, with ane gret draucht zerlie 
of four oxin and tuay hors, to lyme, sclait, tymmer, colis, or salt, 
fra Dunde or vthir placis ; . . . and for thair teind of the 
samyn zerlie sail pay sex bollis of mele and thre bollis of bere 
. . . and tuay turs fodder, with all . . . dewiteis and 
dew seruice, vse and wont, . . . and sail do thair dewte to our 
corn niiln of Kethik lelely and trewlie ; . . . and give it 
happinnis, as God forbeit, the saidis Elene, Willeame, hir sone, 
and [Besse Cryste] his spous, to hald ony oppinniones of 
hereseis and byde obstinatlie thairat, it being sufficientlie 
previn one thame, in that cace it salbe tinsall of thair takkis, 
and fra thyne furtht sail vaik frelie in our handis to be disponit 
thairupoun: . . . Subscriuit ... at Cowpar forsaid, 
the first day of Aprile . . . ane thousand five hundretht 
fourty and nyne zeris. And to the fabric of the monastery 
they have paid 20 merks. 



62 register of tacks of 

Tack to Katrexe Cryste, Etc., of an Eighth Part of 
"Wester Balbrogy. 

59. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . to haue grantit, set, and for maill lattin, ... to 
our louittis Katryne Cryste, relict of vmquhile Johann Hetoun, 
zongar, in Balbrogy, to Johann Campbell, hir soun, and failzeing 
of the said Johne Campbell, to Willeame Hetoun, sone of the 
said Johane Hetoun, ... all and hale ane auchtane pairt 
of the west syde of Balbrogy, quhilk the said Katerine brukis 
and josis now instantlie, togidder with the teind schawls of the 
samyn, . . . for . . . nynetene zeris : . . . Paying 
zerlie thairfor to ws . . . the sowm of thre pundis, sex 
schillingis, aucht penneis, gude and vsuall money of Scotland, 
. . . with five bollis gude quhyt aitis, with ane maill turse 
of fodder, tuelff pultre gude and sufficient, castin and wynnyng 
of tuenty five fidderis of petis in our est myre of Balbrogy; 
. . . and thai sail leid tuelf fidderis and ane half of the 
samyn to our place of Cowpar, with ane gret draucht zerlie of 
four oxin and tuay hors to lynie, sclait, tymmer, colis, or salt, fra 
Dunde or vthir placis, give thai be chargit; and for thair 
teind of the samyn zerlie sail pay sex bollis of mele and thre 
bollis of bere, . . . with tuay turse fodder, with all . . . 
dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and wont; and give [it] 
happinnis the said Katerine to marie, and be cled with ane 
husband, nocht haiffand our licence thairto and by our avis, 
scho sail tyne all rycht, titull, and clame at sche has or may 
haue to the saidis takkis, but ony proces of law, and the saidis 
takkis to return to the saidis Johne Campbell and "Willeame 
Hetoun, hir sonnis, to be brukit and josit be thame, . . . 
and sail do thair det and dewite to our corn niiln of Kethik vse 
and wont but fraud or gyle ; . . . and give it happin, as 
God forbeit, that the saidis Katrine, Johne or Willeame, hir 
sonnis, hald ony oppinnionis of hereseis and byde obstinatlie 
thairat, it being sufficientlie previn one thame, it salbe tynsall 
of thair takkis, and fra thyne furtht to vaik frelie in our handis, 
and to be disponit thairupoun be ws to the commoun wele of 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 63 

ws and our said abbay as we sail think expedient : . . . 
Subscriuit ... at Cowpar forsaid, the first day of Aprile 
. . . j m v* fourty and nyne zeris. And to the fabric of the 
monastery they have paid 20 merks. 



Tack to Patrick Donald, of the Eighth Part of 
Abirbothre. 

60. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, 
sett, and for male lattin ... to our welebelomttis Elene 
Sowter, Patrik Donald, hir sone, Cristyne Stele, his spous, and 
to ane thair air male, ... all and hale ane auchtane pairt 
of our town and landis of the grange of Abirbothre, with toft 
and croft, . . . siclyk as thai brake now instantlie, togidder 
with the teind schavis of the samyn, for . . . thairis 
lyftymmes; . . . providing all wais that Symon Donald, 
sone to the said Elene Sowter, haif his toft alsmekle as the said 
Elene his moderis toft, and that be resoun at he has our 
com m one sele of the tother half quarter of our said grange : 
The saidis Elene, Patrik, hir sone, Cristyne, his spous, and thair 
air maill, paying thairfor zerelie to ws . . . the sowm of 
five pundis, . . . with tuay bollis ane ferlot of hors come, 
. . . fowrtene capones sufficient, and ane turse of fodder, 
with all vther ariage, eariage, dewiteis, and dew seruice, vse and 
wont; and for thair teind . . . fowrtene bollis, tuay 
ferlottis, tuay peckis victuale, tuay pairt mele and thrid pairt 
here, . . . with ane half and ane tuay pairt turse of ait 
fodder : And we . . grantis and gevis to thame our fre 

licence and powar. to brew and sell alsmekle as thai think 
expedient, . . . doand thair dewiteis lelelie and trewlie, but 
fraud or gyle, to the lady, preist, and paroche clerk of Bennathy, 
our niiln of the Blaklaw, and boitmen of Hay, vsit and wont ; 
and give it happin, as God forbeit, that ony of the saidis 
personis abune writtin hald ony opinnionis of hereseis and 
byde obstinatlie thairat, in that cace it salbe tinsall of thair 
takkis, and we frelie to dispone thairapoun as we sail think 



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expedient but ony forder proces of law ; . . . and be thir 
presentis makis, constitutis, and ordanis coniunctlie and seueralie 
specialie constitut Johne Cwmyng of Cowte, Jhone Sowter in 
Banquhry, oure veray lauchfull and indouttit bailze or bailzeis : 
In witnes hereof, to this present writ, subscriuit ... at 
Cowpar forsaid, the xxj day of Maij . . . j m v c xlix zeris. 
And to the fabric of the monastery they have paid £100. 

[Fol. 30.] 
Letter or Charter of George Broune, of the Land or 
Hospice within the Burgh of Perth. 

61. Tack by Donald, abbot of Cupar, and the convent thereof, 
whereby, considering that the lodging (hospitium) within the 
burgh of Perth, belonging to the said abbey, has been allowed 
to fall into a ruinous condition, and that it is necessary to 
provide for its repair, they have to that end, given, granted, and 
set, and by this charter confirmed, to George Broun, perfumer 
(aromatario), burgess of the burgh of Perth, and Beatrice 
Balfour, his spouse, in conjunct fee, and the longer liver of them 
two, and their lawful heirs, all and whole the said lodging, with 
garden of the same and pertinents, lying within the burgh of 
Perth, in Spey-gate (vico de lye Spay), and on the east side of the 
same street, between the waste land or gardens of Walter 
Balwarde on the south, the garden of the Queen's lodging on 
the north, the water of Tay on the east, and the said Spey-gate 
on the west. To be held of the said abbot and convent and 
successors in feu-farm heritably for ever ; paying therefor yearly 
13s. 4d. Scots, being the old rental with 2s. 8d. of augmenta- 
tion ; keeping up, building and repairing the said lodging and 
tenement with all its necessaries, and making the same in all 
future times ready, open, and prepared for the granters and 
their successors, and providing a hall and sufficient cham- 
bers, with four beds in the same, properly furnished with ves- 
sels and napery for table and kitchen, with stabling for eight 
horses, and two cellars for the reception and preservation of 
provisions, to be placed at their convenience within the same 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 65 

lodging, as often as they or their successors shall happen to 
reside there; also the heirs of the said George and Beatrice 
doubling the said feu-farm the first year of their entry ; and if 
the said George and Beatrice, or their heirs, shall fail three 
terms running to pay the said feu-farm, or in keeping up the 
said hall, chambers, beds, etc., then the said lodging, garden, 
etc., shall revert to the monastery. Signed and sealed at Cupar, 
13th September 1549. 

In a docquet attached to the above entry, by " Sir Walter 
Eamsay, notary public," it is stated to be a " true copy of the 
original charter, word for word." 

[Fol. 31.] 

Tack to John Cragow, of Owar Campsy, alias the 

WOLFHILL. 

62. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Johne Cragow, 
Jonet Jak, his spous, and to ane air male, . . . and to thair 
subtenentis, ... all and hale our town and landis callit 
Owar Campsy, alias the "Wolf Hill, . . . siclyk as thai bruke 
and jose now instantlie, for . . . thairis lyftymes : . . . 
Thay payand thairfor zerelie to ws . . . the sowm of aucht 
pundis vsuall money of Scotland, . . . tuay bollis of aitis, 
. . . tuay dosane of cok and hen sufficient for thair pultre, 
with all vther ariage, cariage, dewiteis, and dew seruice, vse and 
wont ; and we . . . gevis our fre licence of brewing to the 
said Johne, Jonet, his spous, and to thair air male, . . . 
and to na vtheris within the boundis of Campsy, and sail haue 
commoun pasturing to thair gudis and catell vpoun our girs of 
Campsy effering to thair maling, vse and wont; and sail hane and 
kepe our woddis and thair seruandis vnder the panis contenit 
and ordand in our courtis thairupoun ; providing all wais that 
thair gudis and catell nor thair seruandis and subtenentis gudis 
in lyk wyss cum nocht within our hanyt woddis at salhappin 
to be hanyt for the tyme vnder the panis forsaid ; and thai sail 



66 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

haif ane furnist spere to the Quenis grace, seruice, and ouris, with 
ane cariage hors and ane man turse our cariage vpoun, . . . 
[the clause relating to heresies as formerly]: . . . In witnes 
of the quhilk to this present writ, subscriuit ... at Cowpar 
forsaid, the xiij day of September . . . j m v c xlix zeris. 

Petrus Trent. 



Tack to Laurence Blair, of the Half of Balgirscho. 

63. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, 
set, and for male and seruice lattin ... to our louitt 
familiar seruitour, Lawrence Blair, his spous, and 

to thair air maill, ... all and hale the tane half of our 
town and landis of Balgirscho, quhilk the said Laurence brukis 
and josis now instantlie, . . . for . . . thair lyftymmes : 
. . . Payand thairfor zerelie to ws . . . the sowm of 
sex pundis, sevin schillingis, four penneis, vsuall money of this 
realme, . . . fowrtie aucht pultre sufficient, thre bollis of 
hors corn, . . . togidder with . . . dewiteis and dew 
seruice, vse and wont ; and sail fynd sufficient hors and seruandis 
to wait vpoun the samyn, . . . and sail do thair det lelely 
and trewlie to our corn miln of Kethik, vse and wont, . . . 
[the clause relating to heresies as formerly']: . . . In witnes 
of the quhilk thing to this present wiit, subscriuit . . . 
at our said abbay of Cowpar, the last day of November . . . 
j m v c fourty and aucht zeris. 

[Fol. 32.] 

Tack to John Campbell, of a Third Part of the Lands 
of owar mwrtoun, for llfe. 

64. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Johane 
Campbell, bruther germane to Andro Campbell in the Chapel- 
toun, Margret Keid, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAE. 67 

and hale ane thrid pairt of our town and landis callit the Owar 
Muretoun, quhilk vmquhile Kichard Fyf brukit and josit afore, 
and now instantlie occupit and manurit be the said Johne, for 
. . . thairis lyftymmes : . . . Paying zerelie thairfor to 
ws . . . the sowm of thre pundis, sex schillingis, aucht 
penneis, gude and vsuall money of Scotland, . . . sextene 
pultre, cok and hen gude and sufficient, with ane boll ane ferlot 
thrid pairt pect hors corn, with turse fodder, togidder 

with ariage, cariage, dewiteis, and dew seruice, vse and wont, 
. . . and sail do thair det lelelie and trewlie to our corn 
miln of the Blaklaw, . . . [the clause relating to heresies 
as formerly] ; and attour we constitut 

Maister Dauid Campbell our veray 

lauchfull and vndowtit bailzeis : . . . In witnes of the 
quhilk to this present writ, subscriuit ... at our said 
abbay of Cowpar, the xxyj day of Januar . . . j m v c xlix 
zeris. 

For Sir Thomas Irwyne, Chaplain of Dunkeld. 

65. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of Coupar, ... to haif gevin and grantit 
. . . to our louit Sir Thomas Irwyng, chapellane, all and hale 
the profettis, malis, dewiteis, and emolimentis of our tenement of 
land, with houssis and pertenentis, lyand within the ciete of 
Dunkeld, betuix the landis of vmquhile Johne Irwyng one the 
est syde, the land of William Coquhran one the west syde, 
Seochtquhyhill one the northt pairt, and the commoun gait one 
the south pairt, quhilk tenement and houssis with thair per- 
tenentis pertenit to vmquhill Sir Willeame Irwyng in heretage, 
as is allegit, and now, as we ar informit, vacand in our handis as 
superior and ourlord thairof, be resone of non entres of ane 
rychtuus air thairto, sen the decess of the said vmquhill Sir 
Willeame Irwing, quhilk wes at Candelmes in the zere of God 
ane thousand v c and xlviij zeris, for all the dais, zeris, space, and 
termes of the non entres thairof, fra the said terme of Candelmes 
in xlviij zeris, and fra thyne furtht ay and quhill ane lauchfull 



68 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

and rycktuss air be ordourlie intrit thairto be ws or our succes- 
souris of the abbay of Coupar for the tynie, as superiores and 
ourlordis thairof (saiffand all mannis just rycht and titull) giff- 
and, grantand, and committand to the said Sir Thomas Irwyng 
our full powar be thir presentis to intromit, vptak, lift, and rais 
the malis, dewiteis, emolimentis, and profettis of our said 
tenement and houssis with thair pertenentis, induring the said 
space of nonentres, and dispone thairupoun to his awin vtilite 
and profett: Paying thairfor zerlie to ws, oure factouris or 
chamerlanis of the abbay of Coupar, all malis, dewiteis, with 
hospitalite vse and wont, and dew seruice as vse is, conforme to 
thair charter and our rentell : In witnes heirof, to this our gift 
of non intres, subscriuit with our handis, we haif causit affix and 
put to our common sele of Coupar, at our said abbay, the sext 
day of Julij in the zere of God j m v c and fiftie zeris. 

[Fol. 33.] 

Tack to Mr Alexander M'Brek, of Campse, Etc. 

66. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, and conuent of the 
sammyn, with ane awyss, consent, and assent, the profeit and 
vtilite of our said abbay, ws, our successouris, before sene, con- 
sydderit, and perfytlie vnderstand, and thairupone lang tractat 
had in our cheptour, and for the cause vuder writyn, to haue 
sett and for male lattin, and be [the] tenour of thir our present 
letres settis and for male in assedatioun lattis, all and haill our 
landis of Xethir Campsye, as the owar dyke passis about the 
saymmyn, lyand within our lordschip of Coupar and scherefdome 
of Pertht, and als all and haill our teindys schawis of the saidis 
landis and of Owar Campsye, callit the Wolfhyll, with all and 
syndrie vtheris teindys and emolimentis pertenyng to ws of the 
saidys landis of Nethir and Owar Campsye, pertenyng or may 
pertene to ws quhatsumeuir, togydder with the forestre of our 
wod of Campsye, mansioun and landis pertenyng thairto, and 
wyth the keping of our place of Campsye, to our louittis 
seruitour and aduocat, Maister Alexander M'Brek, James 



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M'Brek, his sone and apperand air, and to ane the said James 
air mail quhatsumeuir, and to the langar lewand of thame thre, 
and to thairis and ilkane of thairis cottaris laborarys of the 
grwnd, ane or may, for all the dais, space, zeris, and termes 
of nyntene zeris nixt and immediatlie followyng the fest of 
Witsonday eftir the daitt heiroff, quhilk fest wilbe thar entres 
to all and syndry the saidis landis with thair pertenentis, 
teindis, forestrie, and keping of our place of Campsye, now 
occupit, lauboryt, manuryt, and josit be the said Maister 
Alexander, for the seruice and aduocatioun of the said Maister 
Alexander, done and to be done to ws and our successouris, and 
for deviding of our owar wod of Campsye in fowr partis, now 
in ane part waistit and destroyt, be sufficient dykys for the 
hanyng, conseruatioun and keping of ilk part thairof fra the 
destructioun of ony beist habill to destroy the wod, and vphald- 
ing of the sammyn, ilk part be the space of sewin zeris eftir 
vther respectiue, vpon the said Maister Alexander, James, and the 
said James air mail forsaid expens, as salbe sene expedient be 
ws, and for the constructioun, byggyn, reformyng, and beting of 
our said place, videlicet, hall, chapell, chalmer, kychyin, baik- 
houss, and brewhouss, in rwff sclatis, thayk dyffat, and vtheris 
necessarys efferand thairto, and haldand the sammyn watter- 
teiht as thai war at his first entre thairto, and better, betuix the 
dait heirof and the fest of Sanct Mychaell, in the zeir of God 
ane thousand five hundretht and fyftye ane zeris; and als 
biggand the dyk that swld devide the est part of the wod, for 
hanyng, as we devisit, betuix this and the Assumptioun day 
of Our Lady nixt to cum ; and failzeing of his biggyn of our 
said place and dyk in maner forsaid, for deviding of the est wod, 
thir our present letres to be expirit in thame self, and as nul : 
And in lykwys for hanyng and keping of the nethyr wodys fra 
his awin gudys and all vthiris in tyme of hanyng ; haldand and 
for to hald all and syndry the saidis landis of Nethyr Campsye, 
with thair pertenentis, with all and haill the teindys schawis of 
the sammyn, and of Owar Campsye callit the Wolf hill, and all 
and syndry vthiris teindis and emolimentis of all and hale the 
saidis landis with the pertinentis pertenyng to ws quhatsum- 



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euir, with the forestre, mansioun, and landis pertenyng thairto, 
and keping of our said place of Campsye, to the saidis Maister 
Alexander, James, and the said James ane air mail quhatsuni- 
euir, for all and hale the saidis space, zeris, and termes of the 
said nyntene zeris, and to the langar lewand of thame thre, thar 
cottaris lauboraris of the grwnd, ane or may, of ws and our 
successouris in tak and assedatioun, as the saidis landis lyis in 
lentht and breid of all partis, with fre ische and entre, and with 
all and syndry vthiris fredomes, commoditeis, asiamentis, and 
rychtwss pertinentis pertenyng or may pertene to the saidis 
landis, teindys, forestre, and keping of our place forsaid, without 
stop, pley, impediment, contradictioun, reuocatioun, or agane 
calling quhatsunieuir ; Paying heirfor zeirlie, the saidis Maister 
Alexander, James, and his air mail forsaid, and the langar 
lewand of thame thre, to ws and our successouris, that is to say, 
for all and syndrye the saidis landis of Nethyr Campsye, 
threttene pundys vsuall money of this realme, at twa termes in 
the zeir, Witsonday, and Mertymes in winter, be equall portionis, 
togydder wytht fowr bollys aitis, fowr dousoun of pultre, with all 
ariage, cariage, and do seruice, wse and wont ; and sail fynd 
ane sufficient rollar to our fyscheyng of JSTethir Campsye, with 
ane cariage man to bring hame our fysche fra the sammyn, 
zeirlie, and ilk zeir dwring the tyme of this assedatioun, with 
sufficient wax to Sanct Adamnanis licht and chapell, Gonforme 
to the rentall, and pasturyng to the beystis of the tenentis of 
Owar Campsye, callit the Wolf hill, wse and wont; and for all 
and syndry the saidis teindis schawys and vtheris teindis and 
emolimentis quhatsunieuir, the saidis landis of Nethir and 
Owar Campsye, the sowm of twenty pundis, ail and at anys 
togydder, in the fest of Pasche, with the said Maister Alex- 
anderis aduocatioun and seruice of the quhilk sowm of twenty 
pundis, we, the saidis abbot and conuent, and our successouris, be 
thir presentis, dischargis ten merkys ilk zeir, induring the space 
of the saidis nyntene zeris, to the saidis Maister Alexander, and 
James, in thair feys ; togidder with thair honest expensis 
ordynare in the tyme thairof to be pait to thame as efferis; 
and als kepand our said wod and dykys as incumbis to 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 71 

forestre, and as he wyll ansuer thairupon vnder the panys 
efferand thairto : And als our said place at all tymes salbe 
patent and reddy to ws, our successouris, brethren, and faniylie, 
als oft as it salhappyn ws or ony ane of ws to cum thairto, 
furnist with fowr fedder beddys, fowr vthiris beddys, conuenient 
for seruandis, with all and syndry necessarys pertenyng to the 
saidis aucht beddis ; and attour fyndand burd clathis, towallys, 
pottys, pannis, platis, dischis, and vthiris necessarys, conuenient 
for our hale kichyng, pantre, baikhouss, brewhouss and cellar, 
as efferis to our honestie and our famile alanerlie, wyth eldyng 
of fallyn wod and brwme, we warnand thame thairto xxiiij 
houris warnyng of befor: And gyf it happynnis the said 
Maister Alexander, James, or his air mail forsaid, to hald ony 
oppyniones of hereseis aganis the law of haly kyrk, and byde 
obstinatlie thairat, it beyng sufficientlie previn befor thair juge 
competent, this our letter of tak fra thyne furtht to be of nane 
avale, and we frelie to dispone thairupone as salbe thocht 
expedient be ws, but forder process of law : and our said place 
and dyk of devisioun in the est wod being construckit and 
biggit within the said space in maner forsaid, and the remanent 
clausis and conditiones aboun writyn being dewlie kept as efferis, 
sail sett the saidis landis, teindis, forestre, and place to the 
saidis Maister Alexander, James, and ane the said James air 
mail, in lyff rentis, and sail warrand, acquiet, and defend this our 
present assedatioun, induring the said space of nyntene zeris, to 
the saidis personis, and the langar lewand [of] thame thre, 
aganis all deidlie, but fraude or gyle: In witres heirof, to thir 
our present letres, subscriuit with our handis, the commoun 
sele of our cheptour is appensit, at our said abbay of Cowpar, 
the sext day of Julij in the zeir of God ane thousand five 
hundreth and fyftie and ane zeir. 

[Fol. 34] 

Tack to John Hutsone, of Coupergbange, Etc. 

67. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowper, ... to haue grantit, 



72 KEGISTER OF TACKS OF 

sett, and for male lattin . . . to ourlouittis Jolme Hwtsoun, 
Gelys Eettray, his spous, and to ane thair air mail, ... all 
and hale ane twolf part of our townn and landis of Cowper- 
grange, togydder with the teinde shawis of the sammyn, . . . 
siclyk as vmquhile Johne Cryste and Gelys Eettray forsaid, his 
spous, brwkit and josit befor, for all the dais and termes of 
thairis and ilkane of thairis lyftymes; . . . thair entres 
to be thairto at the fest of Witsonday immediathe following the 
dait of this present writ: Thay payand thairfor zeirlie to ws 
. . . the sowm of twenty sex schillingis aucht penneis vsuall 
money of this realme, . . . fyftene bollis ane pec gnde and 
sufficient beir for thar firme ; and for thair teinde five bollis 
here forsaid, and sewin bollis twa ferlotis meill, . . . thre 
bollis of horss eorne, . . . ane turse of ait fodir, twolf 
capones, threttene fwdderis of petis ledyng to our place of 
Cowper, . . . with all vthir doviteis and dew seruice, 
wss and wont, . . . and sail do thair dett to our come 
myll of the Mylhorne, wse and wont; and thai sail pay 
thair dowiteis lelelie and trewlie to our boit men of Hay and 
paroche clerk of Bendocthye, . . . [clause relating to 
heresies as formerly] : ... In witnes heiroff, to this 
present writ, subscriuit ... at Cowper forsaid, the 
fyft day of Julij . . . ane thousand five hundreth and 
fyftie zeiris. And to the fabric of the monastery they have 
paid £40. 



Tack to Walter Eettreff, of Wester Percie, Etc. 

68. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Couper, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Walter Eettref, 
Alexander Eettref, his sone, Margret Eeid, spous of the said 
Alexander, and to Alexander Eettref, sone of the said Alexander 
and Margret, all and hale our town and landis callit Wester 
Percie, with the pertenentes, siclyk as it is methit and merchit 
be ws the said abbot, James Hering of Glaschme, Johne 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 73 

Cwmyng of Cowty, James Hering of "Wester Gormok, Maister 
Alexander M'Brek, and Patrik Hering, with spaid and schule, 
and that with consent of the said Walter, and Maister David 
Campbell, takkissmen of Ester Percie, for all the dais and 
termes of thairis and ilkane of thairis lyftymmes : 
Thay payand zerele thairfor to ws . . . the sowm of viij lib 
vsuall money of Scotland : . . . And als we, the saidis abbot 
and convent, has sett and for maill lat . . . to the said 
Walter, Alexander, his sone, Margret, his spous, and to Alex- 
ander, the sone of the said Alexander and Margret, all and hale 
ane auchtane pairt of Caillie, quhilk the said Walter brukis 
and josis now instantlie, with the pertenentes, for all the dais 
and termes of thairis and ilkane of thairis lyftymmes, as said 
is : Paying zerelie thairfor to ws . . . the sowm of xxviij 8 
iiij d of vsuall money, . . . with commoun cariage to bring 
hame our cheiss, and siclyk to bring hame our roungis, with all 
vther dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and wont, . . . and 
sail do thair dett lelelie and trewlie to our corn miln of Caillie 
as the laif of the suckin dois, vnder pane of ane amerciament, 

[clause regarding heresies as formerly] ; 
reservand all wais ane akir of outfeild land of the said Percie, 
and tuay acris of outfeild land amangis all our tenentis of 
Caille, ilk man effering to his awing pairt, to be gevin to our 
forester for keping of the wod, that is to say, fra the burn of 
Altecref athort the west pairt of the bray of the pule of Lynde- 
ganiff, vnder Johne Drummondis hous, with the girss and 
pastour thairof in our hand ; providing all wais that thai keip 
thair awin gudis out of the said wod, and to thole nane of 
thair tenentis, thar seruanclis, nor thame self to cut nor dis- 
troy ony of the said wod, nor zit na vtheris, bot to stop 
thame at thair vtir powar, vnder all panis as efferis, and 
sail ansuer for thair tenentis as for thame self in all thing 
at may be laid to thair charge : ... In witnes hereof, 
to this present writ, subscriuit ... at the abbay of 
Coupar forsaid, the xiij day of Julij j m v c and 

fyfte zeris. 

Petrus Trent. 



74 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

[Fol. 35.] 

Tack to Eobert Berny and John Bell, of Caussexd, Etc. 

69. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowper, ... to hawe grantit, 
sett, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Eobert Bernye, 
Johne Bell, his gud sone, Katryne Bernye, his spous, . . . 
all and hale the sex acrys of land of our burgh of Kethyk lyand 
vpon the west syde of the Causayend, one bayth the sydys 
of the mercat gait, mercheand with Androw Mochys land, 
and girss, the gyrss beand equalie devidit betuix the saidis 
Eobert Bernye, Johne Bell, his gude sone, Katryne, his spous, 
and thar air forsaid, and the said Androw and his successouris, 
lyand betuix the said sex acris and the said Androw Mochys 
land: . . . Payand thairfore zeirlie to ws . . . the 
sowm of twa pundis ten schillingis, . . . auchtene fowlys, 
cok and hene, with commoun cariage to salt and sand quhen 
thai ar chargit : The said sex acrys of land extendand fra 
"Wilzame Gourlais zard to the gait descendand to the Baitscheill 
on the northt part, and the boundis of Kethyk callit the Brwm- 
park on the west part, and Wilzame Gouiiays acris vpoun the 
southt part, togydder with the toft and croft pertenyng thairto, 
with the boundis of the loch lyand betuix the said sex acris 
and Wilzame Gourlays acris, as the said Eobert Bernye brwkis 
and josis now instantlie, for all the dais and termes of thairis 
and ilkane of thairis lyftymes, . . . haffand thairto the 
profeit of the girss lyand within the saidis acris callit the Litill 
Medow; haldand and for to halld all and hale the said sex 
acris to the said Eobert, Johne, his gude sone, Katrine, his 
spcus, and ane the said Johnys and Katrinis air mail, to- 
gydder with toft and croft, with all fredomes, asiamentis, and 
rychtwyss pertenens quhatsumeuir perteniug thairto, alsweill 
nocht nainyt as namyt, als weill fare as nere, als weill vnder the 
zird as abouf, for all the dais and termes of tharis and ilkane 
of thair lyftymes as said is, . . . haffand thairto thair 
fewell in our Movnk myr as efferis, with all commonteis that the 
Baitscheill and the Causayend bnvkit and josit affore; and 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 75 

thai sail put the saidis sex acris of land and toft fornamyt to 
all policie thai may, with biggyn stane howses, sufficient 
chalmeris, and vther housses for hospytalite and vther neidful 
thingis ; . . . alsuay thai sail brwk for all the dais of thair 
lyftymes all priuilege of brugh in baronye, eftir the tenor of our 
infeftment gewin to \vs thairupoun vnder the gret sele of our 
soueran lord the king; alsway we will that nane exerse nor 
hant the office of brewyn sellyng, baikkyng, vine selling, or 
ony vthir mercheandis doing betuix Balbrogy and the west 
syde of our brugh. exceppand the priuilege of the burges of 
the said brugh, and the commoun ailhous pertenmg to our myll 
of Kethilk; alsway thai sail haue power to big alsmekle as 
thai think speidfull and neidfull, and to sett tenentis, and put 
owt and in als oft as thai thynk expedient, quhilkis tenentis 
salbe presenttit to ws at thair entre and niak the ayth of fidelite 
to ws ; and thai and the tenentis salbe obedient to ws, and 
correkkit of all faltis be ws, our successouris, rninistratouris of 
justice, spirituale and temporale, . . . doing tha^j dowiteis 
lelelie and treulie to our corne myll of Kethik, . . . and 
als sail do thair dowiteis to the botmen of Hay and paroche 
clerk of Bendocthie, ws and wont, vnder the pane of ane 
merchyment, [the clause relating to heresies as usual] : And we, 
the said abbot and convent, . . . makis, constitutes, and 
ordanis Johne Cwmyng of Coulthy our veray lauchfull bailze : 
. . . In witnes Leirof, to this present writ, subscriuit . . . 
at Cowper abbay forsaid, the xiij day of Julij . . . ane 
thousand five hundreth and fyftie zeris. And to the fabric of 
the monastery he has paid £20, and that becaus he had pait 
xx merkis within the half zeir affor. 



[Fol. 36.] 

Tack to William Gourlay, of Causend, Etc. 

70. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowper, ... to haue grantit, 
sett, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Wilzeame 
Gourlay, Jonat Bell, his spous, and to ane thair airis mail, 



76 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

all and hale the fowr acris of land of our burgh of Kethik, 
lyand vpon the sowtht west syde of the Causayend, mercheand 
with Eobert Berny land on the northt syde, togydder with the 
toft and zard Hand on the sowtht part of the Caussayend, and 
Eobert Bernais land on the west part, and the land of the 
Gallorawy on the est syde, and the landis of Kethik on the 
west syde, with the clay pottis, exceppand clay for neidis of our 
place, for all the dais and termes of thairis and ilkane of thairis 
lyftymes: . . . Payand thairfor zeirlie to ws . . . for 
the said fowr acris of land the sowm of thretty sex schillingis 
aucht penneis, . . . twolf fowlys, cok and hene, with com- 
moun cariage to sat and sand, quhen thai ar chargit, with all 
vther do seruice ws and wont; haldand and for to hald the saidis 
fowr acris, togidder with the toft and zard fornaniyt, . . . 
haffand thairto thair fewell in our movnk myr as efferis, with 
all commonteis that the Baitscheill and Causaend brwkit and 
josit affore; . . . alsway thai sail brwk and jose all priuilege 
of brwgh in barronye eftir the tenour of infeftment gewin to ws 
thairupon vnder the gret sele ; . . . als we will that nane hant 
nor excerse the office of brewing sellyng, baiking, wyne selling, 
or ony vther mercheandice doing betuix Balbrogy and the west 
syde of our burgh, exceppand the priuilege of the burges of the 
said burgh, and the commoun pertenyng to our myll of Kethik, 
[clause relative to sub-tenants similar to that in last letter], and 
sail do thair dett to our corne myll of Kethik, ... and 
. . . to our botmen of Hay, and paroche clerk of Bendochty, 
wse and wont, . . . [clause relating to heresies as usual] ; 
. . . constitutis . . . Johne Cumyng of Cowlty owr 
veray lauchfull bailze : ... In witnes of the quhilk to this 
present writ, subscriuit with our handis, ... at Cowper 
abbay forsaid, the xiij day of Julij . . . j m v c and fyftie zeris. 
And to the fabric of the monastery they have paid xiij llb vj 8 viij d . 



71. Charter by Donald, abbot of Cupar, and convent thereof, 
whereby, for the building of the house or tenement, now ruinous, 
lying within the burgh of Perth, in the North Street, and on the 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 77 

north side of the same, at the market cross, between the lands 
of John Peblis and John Merschell on the west and north, the 
High Street and Skinner-gate (vicum pellipariorum) on the 
south and east parts, they have given, for feu-farm and free 
burgage, to their servant Bartholomew Makbrek, his heirs and 
assignees, all and whole the said house or tenement, with two 
booths inhabited by John Cristesone and George Andersone, 
to be held by the said Bartholomew, of the king and his suc- 
cessors in free burgage and heritage : Paying therefor, the said 
Bartholomew and his heirs, to the monastery whatever in time 
past they paid, less (citra) the building of the same, viz., 
£10, 2s. 10d., but now in all time future £10, 5s., being thus 
26d. with the building in augmentation of the rental beyond 
what they have hitherto paid in name of annual feu-farm ; and 
to the king whatever burgage rent pertains to said tenement. 
Signed and sealed at Cupar, 8th August 1541, before these 
witnesses, Mr John Campbell, pensioner de Ilys ; Archibald 
Campbell, burgess of Dundee; Patrick Campbell and William 
Oliphant, with many others. Petrus Trent. 

[Fol. 37.] 

Tack to Alexander Ramsay, of Galloraw. 

72. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowper, ... to haue grantit, 
set, and for male lattin ... to our familiar and thankfull 
seruand, Alexander Ramsay, Cristen Blair, his spouse, and to ane 
thair air mail ... all and hale ane third pairt of our town 
and landis of the Gallowraw, with ane sext pairt of the sammyn, 
quhilk the said Alexander brwkis and josys now instantlie, 
togidder with all and hale ane sext pairt of the said townn, with 
sewin acris and ane half of our land lyand in the Baitscheil- 
hauch, quhilk vmquhile Johne Brownn and Tybbe Gray, his 
spous, brwkit and josit afore, togidder with all and hale the teind 
schawis of the landis and acrys forsaid, for all the dais, space, 
and termes of thairis and ilkane of thairis lyftymes, . . . 
with power to thame to mak subtenentis, ane or may : . . . 



78 EEGISTER OF TACKS OF 

Payand thairfore zeirlie to ws, ... for the said thride and 
sext pairt, the sowm of fourty schillingis, . . . with alewin 
bollis, twa ferlotis, ane pec of beir . . . for thair ferme ; 
. . . and for the teind of the sammyn nyne bollis, ane ferlot, 
ane pec nieill, foure bollis, twa ferlotis, twa pectis and half ane 
pec beir sufficient, with thre bollis of hors come, . . . 
auchtene thraif of foder, auchtene capones, with fowr draucht 
and ane half zeirlie to sclait, lyme, tymmer, iryne, colis, and 
satt, gyf thai be chargit, with all ariage, cariage, and dew seruice 
for the said thride and sext pairt, wse and wont ; and for the 
said sext pairt, quhilk Johne Brownn brwkit afore, sail pay zeirlie 
the sowm of threttene schillingis four penneis ; and for the said 
sewin acris and ane half, the sowm of fyfty schillingis vsuall 
money . . . zeirlie, with thre bollis, thre ferlotis, twa 
pectis 3 pairt pect firme beir sufficient ; and for the teind of 
the said sext pairt with the teind of the said sewin acris 
and ane half zeirlie, four bollis, twa ferlotis, ane pec of beir 
sufficient, and five bollis, thre ferlotis, twa pectis of gude 
and sufficient mele, with ane boll of horss corne, sex thraif of 
foder, sex capones, for the said sex pairt, with twenty twa cok 
and hen sufficient ; for the said sewin acris and ane half, thre 
draucht zeirlie to sclait, tymmer, iryne, colis, lyme, or satt, 
quhen thai ar chargit, with all vther ariagis and cariagis, wss and 
wont ; . . . and sail do thair det lelelie and treulie to our 
corne myll of Kethyk, . . . and siclyk to our boit men of 
Hay, and paroche clerk of Bendocthie, as vtheris thair nycht- 
bouris dois, . . . [clause as to lieresies as usual] : . . . 
In witnes heroff, to this present writ, subscriuit with our handis, 
. . . at Cowpar forsaid, the xix day of Julij . . . ane 
thousand five hundretht and fyfty zeris. S. Ir. 

Tack to Tybbe Brasauch in Calle, Evtn Reid, hir Sone, 
and Cristen Eeid, his Spous, Etc. 

73. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haf set and 
for mail lattin ... to our louittis Tibbe Brisaucht, relict 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 79 

of vmquhill Johne Eeid M'Wilzeame in Caille, Ewin Reid, 
thair sone, Cristen Reid, his spous, and to ane air mail, . . . 
all and haile ane half quarter of our town and landis of Caille, 
quhilk thai brwk now instantlie, for all the dais and termes of 
xix zeris; entres thairof to be at Witsonday . . . [one 
thousand five hundred] and fyfty ane zeris : Thay payand thair- 
for zerlie to ws . . . the sowm of xxviii 8 iiij d , . . . with 
cariage to the hame bringyn of our cheis zeirlie, quhen thai ar 
chargit thairto, with all vthir ariage and cariage, dewiteis and dew 
seruice, vse and wont, . . . doand thair dett to our corne myll 
of Caille, vse and wont, . . . [clause as to heresy in usual forrri\: 
... In witnes heirof, &c, ... at our said abbay of Cowpar, 
the xxviij day of August . . . j m v c and fyfty zeris. 

Charter to Robert Montgomery of Dundee, of Part of 
the Lands of Lytill Perth. 

74. Charter by Donald, abbot of Cupar, and the convent 
thereof, to their servant and cousin, Robert Montgomery, 

, his spouse, and the longer liver of them in conjunct 
fee, and their heirs, all and whole the half of the lands of Lytill 
Perth, now occupied by Elizabeth Barry, relict of the late 
George Berclay, within the lordship of Cupar and shire of 
Forfar, of the yearly rental in rents and grassums of £11, 6s. 8d. 
Scots, two dozen capons, 4 bolls horse corn, arriage, carriage, 
and other due services : To be held by the said Robert, his 
spouse, and their lawful heirs-male, whom failing, by the said 
Robert's nearest heirs whomsoever bearing his surname and 
arms, in feu-farm and heritage for ever : Paying therefor annually 
the rent formerly paid for said half lands, viz., £11, 6s. 8d., now 
£12, with the said 4 bolls, two dozen capons, etc., along with 
the service of one squire (equestris), carrying a properly-fur- 
nished lance (lanciam munitam et fulcitarn), for the service of 
the queen and the abbot ; and the said Robert, etc., shall defend 
the abbot and convent, their place and goods, to the best of 
their ability, against all assailants and heretics whomsoever; 
and if they shall fall into the Lutheran madness (rabiem) and 



80 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

heresy, or if they shall obstinately hold new opinions contrary 
to the constitutions of the Church, the said feu shall revert to 
the abbey. Signed and sealed, 20th July 1550, before these 
witnesses, Mr Alexander M'Brek, burgess of Perth; Thomas 
Kennedy, son and apparent heir of Thomas Kennedy of Coiff ; 
Alexander Eamsay, Eobert Menteth, John Campbell in Causa- 
end, and John Robertson, notary public, with many others. 

Petrus Trent. 

[Pol. 38.] 

Tack to Gylbert Glenny, of the Boigsyde. 

75. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, 
sett, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Gilbert Gleny, 
Jonet Nychole, his spous, and to ane thair air mail, . . . 
all and hale our tak, tenement, and landis of Incheaucht, alias 
the Bogsyde, with the pertinentis, quhilk James Glenny, the 
said Gilbertis fader, brwkit and josit afore, ... for all the 
dais and termes of thairis and ilkane of thairis lyftymes : . . . 
Payand zeirlie thairfor to ws and our successouris the sowm of 
fowrty schillingis, . . . with twolf cok and hen sufficient 
for thair pultre, with all vthir dewiteis and dew seruice, wss 
and wont . . . {clause relating to heresy as usual] : In witnes, 
&c, at Cowpar, the xix day of Julij, . . . ane thousand 
v c and fyftie zeris. And to the fabric of the monastery they 
have paid £10. S. Ir. 

Tack to Colyne Campbell, of Wester Balbrogy, Etc. 

76. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, 
sett, and for male lattin ... to our weilbelouit cousing 
and familiar seruand, Colyne Campbell, and to ane his assignay, 
. . . all and haill ane half quarter of our townn and landis 
of Wester Balbrogy, quhilk vmquhille Androw Morgoun and 
Jonat Hetoun, his spouse, brukit and josit affore, and now 
presentlie occupit and laborit be the said Jonet, ... to- 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 81 

gidder with the teind schewys of the sammyn, for . . . 
thairis lyftymes : . . . Paying thairfor zeirlie . . . the 
sowm of thre pundis, sex sehillingis, aucht penneys, . . . 
twelf pultre, . . . five bollis of hors come, . . . with 
ane mail turse of foder, castyng and wynnyng of xxv fudderis 
of petis in our est myr of Balbrogy, . . . and sail lede in 
to our said place of Cowpar twelf and ane half fidderis of the 
sammyn, with ane gret draucht in the zeir to lyme, sclait, 
ty miner, or colis, as thai be chargit ; and for the saidis teind 
schawis sail pay zeirlie sex bollis meill and thre bollis bere, 
mercat gude and sufficient stuff, with twa teind tnrssis of foder, 
togidder with all vther ariage, &c, . . . doand thair dett 
lelelie and treulie to our corne myll of Kethik, but fraud or gile, 
[clause regarding heresy as usual]: . . . And we, the said 
abbot and convent, . . . makis, constitutis, and ordanis 
Maister Dauid Campbell in Delgede, Johne Campbell of the bot 
of Ylay, coniunctlie and seueralie, our yeray lauchfull and vn- 
douttit bailze or bailzeis : ... In witnes, &c, ... at 
Cowpar, the last day of Marche, . . . j m v c and fyftie zeris, 
the entres of the said Colyne and his assignay thairto sail be at 
the ische of the said Jonat and hir assignais takis. 

S. Ir d . 

[Fol. 39.] 

Tack to Eichard Walkar, in Kincrecht. 

77. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Couper, ... to haue grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Jonet Bamsay, 
relict of vmquhile William Walkar in Kincrecht, and to Eichard 
Walkar, hir sone, Katrine Naif, his spous, and to ane air male, 
. . . all and hale the tane half of our Walkmiln of Kincrecht, 
with the fowre acris of land lyand to the samyn, with the per- 
tenentes, siclyk as the said Eichard and his moder brukis and 
josis now instantlie, for . . . thairis lyftymmes : . . . 
Pay and thairfor zerelie . . . xxyj s viij d , . . . with all 
vther dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and wont ; with ane cariage 

F 



82 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

zerelie to hard fische and bent, gif thai be chargit, . . . 
doand thair det to our corn miln of Kincrecht, vse and wont ; 
. . . and thai sail haif thair commonte in our nrwre and 
myre of Glenboy to thair catell pastering, vse and wont, [clause 
as to heresy as usual] : ... In witnes, &c., ... at our 
said abbay of Couper, the pennult day of August . . . j™ 
v c and fifty zeris. Petrus Trent. 

Tack to John Walker, of Kincrecht. 

78. Be it kend till all men be tliir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowper, ... to haif set and 
for maill lattin ... to our louittis Johne Walker, Margret 
Zong, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all and hale the 
tane half of our walk miln of Kyncrecht, with the fowre acris of 
land to the samyn, siclyk as the said Johne brukis and josis 
now instantlie, for . . . thairis lyftymmis : . . . Payand 
thairfor zerely . . . the sowm of xxvj s viij d , . . . with 
all vther ariage, cariage, dewiteis, and dew seruice, vse and wont, 
with ane cariage zerelie to our hard fische and bent, gif thai be 
chargeit thairto, . . . doand thair det to our corn miln of 
Kincrecht ; . . . and thai sail haif thair commonte in our 
myre and mwre of Glenboy to thair catell pastoring, vse and 
wont, [heresy clause as formerly] : In witnes, &c, ... at 
our said abbay of Couper, the pennult day of August . . . 
j m v c and fyfty zeris. Petrus Trent. 

[Fol. 40.] 

Tack to John MTerland, of Glenboy. 

79. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Couper, ... to haif set and for 
maill lattin ... to our louittis Johne MTarlane, Margret 
Watsone, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all and haill 
the west half of Glenboy, lyand within the scherefdome of 
Forfar, . . . siclyk as thai bruk and jois now instantlie, for 
all the dayis, space, and termis of thairis and ylkane of thairis 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 83 

lyftymes : Thay payand thairfor zeirlie to ws . . . the sowme 
of fif poimdis, sex schillingis, aucht penneis, . . . with 
tway bollis hors come, . . . ane dussoune of pultre suffi- 
cient, with all ariage, cariage, dewiteis, and dew sendee, vse 
and wont, with cariage zeirlie to our hard fiche and bent, vsit 
and wont, gif thai be chargit, . . . and sail do thair det 
to our corne myln of Kincrecht, . . . [heresy clause as 
usual] : ... In witnes, &c, ... at Coupar, the penult 
day of August . . . ane thousand five hundretht and fyfty 
zeris. 



Tack to Patrick Lioun and Elizabeth Weddirburn, of 
the Quarter of Kincrech. 

80. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue sett 
and for male lattin ... to our louittis Patrik Lioun, Eliza- 
beth Weddirburne, his spous, and to the airis gottin or to be 
gottin betuix thaim twa, and failzeing thairof, to the said Patrickis 
air mail quhatsumeuir, all and hale ane quarter of our toun and 
landis of Kincrecht, quhilk the said Patrik brukkis and joys now 
instantlie, for thairis lyftymes : . . . Thay payand zeirlie 
thairfor . . . the sowm of five pundis yj s viii d , . 

xij capones, ij bollis hors corne, . . . with cariage to our 
hard fysche in tyme of zeir, as thai be chargit be our celleraris, 
ofnciaris, or factouris thairto, with all vthir ariage, &c, . . . 
doand thair dett to our corne myll of Kincrech, . . . [heresy 
clause as usual] : ... In witnes, &c, ... at Cowpar 
abbay forsaid, the xxvij day of August . . . j m v c and 
fyfty zeris. S. I. 

Tack to George Evin, of ane xij Part of Cowpargrange, 
quhilk arche irland had affore, etc. 

81. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... for speciall gratitudis 
and thankis done and for to be done to ws be our familiaris 



84 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

George Ewin and Besse Blair, his spous, and for vthir gude 
and resonabill caussis moving ws for the tyme, to haue sett and 
for male lattin ... to our saidis familiaris and thankfull 
seruandis, George Evyn, Besse Blair, Ms spous, and to ane air 
mail to be gotten lauchfullie betuix thame twa, . . . and 
failzeand of thame thre personys as said is, to ane maill air 
gottin betuix the said Besse and vmquhill Archibald Irland, 
for all the dais and termes of thair lyftymes, ... all and 
haill the xij pairt of town and landis of Cowpargrange, togydder 
with the teind schawis of the samyn : . . . Thay payand 
zeirlie thairfor . . . twa merkis, . . . with xv b jp° gude 
sufficient bere for thair firme of the samyn, and for thair teind 
v bollis bere sufficient, with vij b ij ferlotis meill, . . . xij 
capones, xiij fydder of petis, ledynd fra our est myr to our said 
place of Cowpar, iij bollis horss corne, . . . vj thraif of ait 
fodder, . . . with all vthir dewiteis and do seruice, ws and 
wont, . . . and sail do thair det to our corne myll of the 
Myllhorne, . . . [heresy clause] : . . . We, the saidis 
abbot and convent, . . . makis, constitutis, and ordanis 
Wilzam Roger, Johne Evin, and Wilzame Hutsone, our veray 
lauchfull and vndoutit bailze or bailzeis: ... In witnes, 
&c, ... at our forsaid abbay of Cowpar, the xxix day of 
August . . . ane thousand five huudretht and fyfty zeris. 
And to the fabric of the monastery they have paid iij XI lib., and 
xx Kb. defalkit and forgewin be the abbot, to be gewin and pait 
to the barnis of Arche Irland ; and pait to the convent ix lib. ; 
and to the scribe xv 8 . S. I. 



[Fol. 41.] 

Tack to Constyne Sxell, of the Newbiggyn in the 
Carsgraxge. 

82. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 

. . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, 

sett, and for male lattin ... to our louittis [and familiar 

seruandis, Constyne Snell] 1 Johne Campbell of Mvrtlie, his spous, 

1 The words in brackets are scored out in the original. 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 85 

and to ane air mail, . . . and to thair subtenentis, ane or 
may, ... all and haill the tane half of our town and landis 
callit the Newbiggyn, in the Carsgrange, quhilk Johne Eannald- 
sone brwkit and josit affor, and now occupiit and labourit be the 
said Constyne, takisman thairof, and his subtenentis in his name 
and behalf, ... for all the dais and termes of thair lyf- 
tymes : . . . Thay payand thairfor zeirhe . . . v Ub xix s 
sevin penneis, . . . togidder with xj bollis quhite, gude 
and sufficient stuff, ij bollis, iij ferlotis, ij pectis blak aitis suffi- 
cient, with xxxij cok and hen pultre, with all vthir ariage, 
cariage. dewiteis, and do seruice, ws and wont, . . . doand 
thair dett to our corne myll off the Bogmyll, . . . [heresy 
clause] : ... In witnes, &c, at our forsaid abbay of Cow- 
par, the xxix day of August in the zeir of God j m v c and fyfty 
zeris. 



Tack to Constyne Snell, of one Half Quarter of 
Kincreich, Etc. 

83. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, 
sett, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Constyne Snell, 
his spous, and to ane air mail, ... all and 
haill ane quarter of pur grange of Kincrech, togidder with the 
corne myll of the sammyn, and mylland thairof, quhilk vm- 
quhill Sir Thomas Androw had in tak and assedatioun of 
ws of befor, for . . . thairis lyftymes, with power to 
thame to mak subtenentis: . . . Thay payand thairfor 
zerlie to ws v lib vj s viij d , with ij b of hors- corne, 

. . . xij capones, . . . and for the myll and myll land 
vj Ub xiij 8 and iiij d , . . . xxxvj capones; with 
all vthir ariage, &c, . . . [heresy clause] : ... In 
witnes, &c, ... at the abbay of Cowpar, the xxviij 
day of August . . . ane thousand five hundreth and 
fyfty zeris. 

S. I. 



86 register of tacks of 

Tack to Adam Wauch and his Spouse, of Kincrech. 

84. Be it kend till all men be thir presentis letres ws Donald 
Campbell, . . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to 
haue sett and for male lattin ... to our louittis Adam 
Waucht, Eosabell Thonisoun, his spous, and to ane air maill, 
. . . all and haill the sext pairt of our landis of Kincrech, 
callit the est half of Glenboye, lyand within the schereffdome 
of Forfair, with all and syndrie commoditeis, asiamentis, and 
rychtwuss pertenence quhatsumeuir pertenyng thairto, except 
the twa acrys of land quhilk Jonet Hendersoun brukis now 
instantlie, as hir common sele, induring hir lyftyrne, and Johue 
Myll, hir husband, mair fullelie proportis, for all the dais and 
termes of thairis and ilkane of thairis the saidis Adam, Eosabell, 
his spous, and thair air male forsaid [lyftymes] : Payand thairfor 
zeirlie to ws . . . the sowm of v Ub vj s viij d vsuall money, 
. . . with ij b horse come, gude and sufficient, ane dowson of 
pultre, with all vthiris ariage, cariage, dewiteis, and do seruice, 
wse and wont, with cariage zeirlie to our hard fysche and bent, 
gyf thai be chargit, . . . and sail do thair dett to our myll 
of Kincrech, as the laiff of the sokyn dois, . . . [heresy clan 

. . . And we, the saidis abbot and convent, . . . consti- 
tutis . . . Biche Walkar, Jolme Mychilson, and Allexander 
Stewen, our . . . bailze or bailzeis : ... In witnes, 
&c, ... at Cowpar fursaid, the pennult day of August, 
. . . j m v c and fyfty zeris. S. I. 

[Fol. 42.] 
Tack to Constantine Snell, of a Fourth of Kincrecht. 

85. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Couper, ... to haif set and 
for maill lattin ... to our louittis Constene Snell, 

, his spouse, and to ane thair air maile, . . . and 
to thair subtenentis, ... all and haill ane quarter of our 
town and landis of Kincrecht, with the pertenentes, quhilk 
Crestell Monteitht brukit and josit afore, for all the day is and 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 87 

termes of thairis and ilkane of thairis lyftymes : . . . Thay 
payand thairfor zeirlie to \vs . . . the sowme of fife poundis, 
sex schilling-is, aucht penneis, vsnall mony of Scotland, . . . 
with twelf capones, tway bollis hors corne, . . . with ariage, 
cariage, deweteis, and dew seruice, . . . with cariage to 
hard fiche and bent zeirlie, gife thai be chargit thairto, . . . 
doand thair det to our corne myln of Kincreicht, . . . [heresy 
clause'] : In witnes, &c, ... at Coupar foirsaid, the last 
day of August . . . ane thousand fife hundretht and fyfte 
zeris. 



Tack to Sir Thomas Smyth, Vicar of Erlie, of the 
Church of the same. 

86. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue sett 
and for male lattin to our louittis oratour and chapellane, Sir 
Johne Smytht, vicare pensionar of Erlie, and to his factouris, all 
and haill our vicarage of our said kirk of Erlie, with all offer- 
andis, oblatiounis, emolimentis, and rychtwuss pertenentes 
quhatsumeuir pertenyng thairto, siclyk as the said Sir Johne 
brwkis and josis now instantlie, for all the dais and termes of 
the said Sir Johnnes lyftyme ; entres thairto to begyn at the 
fest of Beltane, callit the Inuentioun of the Haly Cors, . . . 
j m v c and fyfty zeris : . . . Payand thairfor zeirlie to ws 
. . . the sowm of xxiiij Ub vsuall money of this realme, . . . 
allowand his fe in his awin hand, payand to the bischope proxis 
and synodes, with the denys visitationis, and sail hald our quere 
of the said kirk wattirticht, with balding vp of the ornamentis 
thairof zeirlie, induring his lyftyme : And we, the saidis abbot 
and convent, bindis and oblissis ws and our successouris to 
acquiet, warrand, and defend this our letter of tak and asseda- 
tioun to the said vicar and his factouris induring his lyftyme, as 
said is, aganis all deidlie, sa fer as law will : In witness heirof, 
to this present writ, subscriuit with our handis, our common 
sele of our cheptour is appensit, at our said abbay of Cowpar, 
the xxvij day of August in the zere of God j m v c and fyfty zeris. 



88 register of tacks of 

Tack to John Pilmour, of the Twa Croftis in the 
Newcassay, Etc. 

87. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, 
sett, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Katrine 
Nycholsoun, the relict of vmquhile Johne Pilmour, in New- 
cassay, and to Johne Pilmour, hir sone, Agnes Smytht, his spous, 
and to ane air maill, ... for all the days and zeiris of 
tharis and ilkane of tharis lyftymes, all and haill the twa croftys, 
extending to thre acrys of land, with houssis, toft and croft, 
lyand in the Newcassay, quhilk the saidis vmquhill Johne 
Pilmour, eldar, and Katrine, brwkit and josit affore, and now 
brwkit and possest be the said Katrine, togidder with the teind 
schaiffis of the samyn : . . . Payand thairfor zeirlie . . . 
the sowm of twenty schillingis money of Scotland, and for the 
teind of the sammyn twa bollis of bere and ij ferlotis of meill, 
gude and sufficient stuff, with ane turss fodder, with common 
cariage to sand and salt quhen thai ar chargit thairto, . . . 
with all vthir dewiteis and do sendee, wss and wont, . . . 
and sail do thair dett to our corne myll of Kethik ; . . . 
and thai sail kepe thamself, thair cattell, and gudis, fra our 
medois and brwm parkis, for hanying of the sammyn, vnder 
pane of ane amercyment; and thai sail haf all fredome and 
preuilege of brugh in barronie, as the laiff of our burges of 
our brwgh of Keithik has, grantit to ws vnder the Kingis gret 
sele, with fredome and preuilege of brewing and selling as the 
laiff of our brwgh of Keithik has, haffand thair fewell in our 
Movnk myr as salbe assignat to thame be ws, wse and wont, 
efferyng to thair takis, with commonte of Baitschell and New- 
cassay, [heresy clause] : In witness, &c, at Cowpar forsaid, the 
xxvij day of August . . . ane thousand five hundreth and 
fyfty zeris. S. I. 

Tack to Willelm PiEde, of Caille. 

88. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haff set and for 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 89 

male lattin ... to our louittis Wilzame Eeid, Jonat 
Eorie, his spous, and to ane air mail, ... all and haile 
ane quarter of our town and landis of Caille, with the pertenentes 
quhilk the said Wilzam brukis and josis now instantlie, for all 
the dais and termes of xix zeris ; entres thairof to begyn at the 
fest of Witsonday . . . j m v c fyfty and ane zeris : Pay and 
thairfor zerlie to ws . . . the sowm of lvj s viij d vsuall 
money, . . . with cariage and hame bryngyn of our cheis 
zeirlie gif thai be chargit thairto, with all vther ariage, &c., con- 
forme to our rentale, . . . and sail do thair dett to our 
corne myll of Caille, [heresy clause] ... : Tr. witnes, &c., 
at . . . the abbay of Cowpar, the xxviij day of August 
. . . j m v c and fyfty zeris. 



[Fol. 43.] 

Tack to Dauid Cuben, in the Newcavssay, Etc. 
[Cancelled by resignation,] 

89. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, 
sett, and for male lattin ... to our weilbelouittis Dauid 
Cuben, Katrine Christe, his spous, and to ane air mail, . . . 
all and haill the twa acris of land in the Baitscheill hauch, 
with the toft and croft of the samyn, togidder with the teind 
schaiffis thairof, with houssis, mans, and zard in the New- 
cawssay, quhilk the saidis Dauid and Katrine, his spous, in- 
habitis now insiantlie, togidder with preuilege of brewyng, 
. . . with commonte of the Baitschell and Newcawssay 
efferand to thair malyng, for thairis lyftymes : 

. . . Payand thairfor zeirlie . . . threttene schillingis 
iiij d ; and for the teind of the sammyn zeirlie sail pay j boll 
ij ferlotis victuall sufficient, twa pairt mele and third pairt bere, 
vj pultre cok and hen, with carriage to sand and salt quhen 
thai ar requyrit thairto, with all vthir dewiteis and do seruice, 
wse and wont, . . . and sail do thair dett to our corne 
myll of Kethik ; . . . and for the said Dauidis dalie opera- 



90 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

tioun and werk in our said abbay, sail haue siclyk bollis and fe 
as he hes now at the makking of this letter, induring his lyf- 
tyme, [heresy clause] ; . . . the entres . . . to be at 
the Witsonday . . . j m v c and fyfty : ... In witnes, 
&c., ... at Cowpar forsaid, the last day of August . . 
j m v c and fyfty zeris. S. I. 



Tack to John Campbell of Mvrtlie of the Newbiggin of 
the carsgrange, etc. 

90. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, 
sett, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Johne Camp- 
bell of Mvrtlie, , his spous, and to ane air maill 
lauchfullie gottin or to be gottin betuix thame twa, . . . 
all and haill the tane half of our town and landis callit 
the Newbiggyn, in the Carsgrange, quhilk Johne Eanald- 
soun brwkit and josit affor, and laitlie occupiit and lawbourit 
[be] Constyne Snell as takisman thairof, be him self and his 
subtenentis in his name and behalf, . . . for all the dais 
and termes of thair lyftymes : . . . Payand thairfor zeirlie 
. . . v lib xix 8 vij d , . . . togidder with xj b quhite, . . . 
ij b iij ferlottis ij pectis blak aitis sufficient, with xxxij cok and 
hen pultre, with all vthir ariage and cariage, dewiteis and do 
seruice, wss and wont, . . . doand thair dett to our come 
myll of the Boigmyll, . . . [heresy clause] : In witnes, &c., 
at our forsaid abbay of Cowpar, the first day of September 
. . . j m v c and fyfty zeris. S. I. 

[Fol. 44.] 
Tack to Symon Wilsoun, Brewer of the Lord Abbot, of 

THE KlCHYN ACRIS AND ACRIS IN BaLGIRSCHO, ETC. 

91. Be it kend till [all] men be thir present letres ws Donald 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, 
sett, and for male lattin to our familiar seruand and broster, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 91 

Symon Wilsoun, Elizabeth Mortowun, his spous, and to ane 
thare air maill, ... all and haill the thre acrys of land 
laich lyand in Balgirschow, with the pertenence, quhilk the said 
Symon brwkis and josis now instantlie, for . . . thairis 
lyftymes : . . . Payand tharfore zeirlie to ws . . . the 
sowm off twenty schillingis vsuall money of Scotland, . . . 
with thre cok and hen sufficient for thare pultre, with all 
dewiteis and do seruice, wse and wont; and thai sail haue 
priuilege and fredome to hald the sowmys of ky and thair 
falowaris, with the commoun pasture of the said towne, and 
sail help zeirlie to fute our turffys in the mvir of Monkell, 
. . . doand thair dett to our corne myll of Keithik, . . . 
{heresy clause] : ... In witnes, &c, ... at Cowpar 
forsaid, the first day of September . . . ane thousand five 
hundreth and fyfty zeris. [Cancelled by resignation of Robert 
Wilson, and renewal in favour of Finlay M'Criby.] 



Tack to William Androw, in Ballgirschow, Etc. 

92. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, . . . to haue set 
and for male lattin ... to our louittis Wilzame Androw, 
and to Wilzam Small, his gude sone, and to Jone Androw, his 
spous, all and haill the twa acris of land in Balgirscho, quhilk 
the said Wilzam Androw brwkis and josis now instantlie, with 
toft and croft, . . . for . . . thairis lyftimes : . . . 
Thay payand thairfor zeirlie . . . the sowm of xiij 8 iiij d , 
. . . yj cok and hen sufficient for thair pultre; and thai 
sail haue fredome and priuilege to hald four sowmes of catell, 
with the commoun pasture of the said town, wse and wont, and 
v scheip pasturing with the sammyn ; and sail help zeirlie to 
fute our turwis in the mvir of Monkell, . . . doand thair 
dett to our corne myll of Keithik, . . . [heresy clause as 
usual] : ... In witnes, &c, ... at our said abbay, 
the penult day of August in the zeir of God ane thousand v c 
and fyfty zeris. 



92 register of tacks of 

Tack to Ranald Henry, of Carso. 

93. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue set 
and for male lattin ... to our belouittis Eannald Jaksone, 
alias Henry, Patone Jaksone, his sone, Jonet Powrye, his spous, 
and to ane ah' mail, ... all and haile ane auchtand pairt 
of our grange, in the Carss, with the pertenens, quhilk the 
[said] Ptannald brukis and josis now instantlie, toggider with 
the teinde schaiffis of the sammyn, . . . for . . . thairis 
lyftymes : . . . Payand thairfore zeirlie the sowm of aucht 
merkis, twolf schillingis, alewin penneis, . . . xxxij cok 
and hen sufficient, ij b iij f ij pcs blak aitis, and for the teind xj 
bollis clene dictht quhete, with all ariage, cariage, dewiteis and 
do seruice, wse and wont, . . . [heresy clause in usual form] : 
. . . In witnes, &c, ... at Cowpar forsaid, the first 
day of September . . . j m v c and fyfty zeris. 

Tack to Thomas Jaksone, in the Mvirhouss in Cars- 
grange. 

94. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haf grantit, 
sett, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Thome Jak- 
soun, Margaret Cok, his spous, and to ane air mail, . . . 
all and haill our landis and tak callit the Mvrehowse, with the 
pertenens, with the litill orcheart thair : Reseruand the brew- 
land and acris thairof, togidder with the preistis land thair, in 
our awin handis, to be disponit as we pleis to our profeit, for all 
the dais and termes of thair lyftymes, and to the langar levand 
of thame thre : Thay payand thairfor zeirlie to ws, . . . 
the sowm of vij lib ix 8 iiij d vsuall money, . . . with v 
dousoun aucht pultre sufficient, fowr bollis j ferlot of blak aitis, 
xxiiij bollis of quheit, mercat gude and sufficient stuff, with all 
vthiris ariage, cariage, dewiteis, ws and wont, . . . and 
sail do thair dett to our come myll the Bogmyll, . . . 
[heresy clause in common form] : And we, the saidis abbot and 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 93 

convent, . . . makis, constitutes, and ordanis our weilbelouitis 
Johne Jaksoun, George Tailzour, and Kobert Turnbull ofnciaris 
and our bailzeis in tbat pairt, eoniunctlie and seueralie : . . . 
In witnes, &c, ... at Cowpar forsaid, the xxviij day of 
August . . . j m v c fyfty zeris : And als we, the saidis abbot 
and convent, grantis and giffis to the saidis Thomas, Margret, 
his spous, and air mail, the priuilege and licence of brewing, 
and that but preiudice of othiris brostaris affor : And will that 
this claus be of effect and strentht as it war put in the body of 
this present writ. 

[Fol. 45.] 

Tack to William Ellot, of Owar Mvirtone, Etc. 

95. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haf grantit, 
sett, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Wilzani Ellot, 
Margret Cowper, his spous, and to [ane] thare air mail, . . . 
all and haill the third part of our towun and landis, callit the 
Owar Mwrtone, quhilk Andro Eamsay brwkit and josit affor, 
. . . for all the dais and termes of thair lyftymes : . . . 
Payand thairfor zeirlie . . . the sowm [of] thre Ub yj B viij d , 
. . . togidder with j b j f ^p c aitis sufficient, xvj pultre cok 
and hen, with all vthir ariage and cariage, dewiteis and do 
seruice, ws and wont, . . . and sail do thair dett to our 
corne myll of Blaklaw, and siclyk to our bot man of Hay [and] 
paroche clerk of Bendocthie, . . . [heresy clause as iisual] : 

In witnos, &c, ... at our forsaid abbay of 
Cowpar, the xxix day of August . . . ane thousand v c and 
fyfty zeris. 

Tack to Alexander Cwmyn, of Mylhorne. 

96. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of Cowpar, ... to haue sett, grantit, and 
for male lattin ... to our louittis Alexander Cwmyn, and 
to ane his assignay, ... all and haile the tane half of our 



94 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

corne myll of the Mylhorne, with the pertenens and myl land 
of the sammyn, with toft and croft, howssis and biggin, with the 
kill standand vpoun the dam syde, . . . for . . . thairis 
. . . lyftymes : . . . Payand thairfor zerelie . . . the 
sowm of thre lib vsuall money of Scotland, xviij capones sufficient, 
with ane fed bair ilk twa zere, with vphalding of the said 
half myll in all thyngis, . . . with all vther ariagis and 
cariagis, dewiteis and dew sendee, vse and wont, [heresy clause as 
usual] : . . . Attour we, the saidis abbot and convent, lies 
maid, constitut, and ordand . . . Johne Cwmyn of Cowlte, 
Wilzam Roger, and "Wilzam Hutsoun in Cowpargrange, oure 
veray lauchfull and vndoutit bailze or bailzeis : ... In 
witnes, &c, . . . at our said abbay of Cowpar, the penult day 
of August . . . ane thousand five hundreth and fyfty zeris. 

Tack to George Narne, of Twlifergus, Etc. 

97. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, 
sett, and for male lattin . . .to our louittis George Name, 
Johne Name, his sone, Gelis Mersar, his spous, and to ane air 
mail, ... all and haill our town and landis of Tulifergus, 
with the hillok and pertenens of the sammyn, as thai ly in 
lentht and breid, siclyk as the said George brukis and josis now 
instantlie, lyand within the lordschip of Cowpar and schereffdome 
of Perth, boundand and marcheand at the northwest pairt the 
landis pertenand the abbay of Scone, at the northt est pairt the 
landis pertenand the lard of Bamff, at the est pairt with the 
landis of Alytht, pertenand to James Ogilwy of Cloway, and at 
the sowtht pairt with our awin propir landis of Cheppeltoun 
and Mwrtoun, with powar to thame to mak subtenentis ane or 
may : . . . Payand thairfor zeirlie to ws . . . xij lib 
gude and vsuall money of Scotland, . . . togidder with 
xvj b of hors corne ; . . . and for thair teind schawis of the 
sammyn xxxviij bollis bere and meill, uf the quhilk twa pairt 
meill and third pairt bere, togidder with vj turs of fodder, with 
vj dosoun of pultre sufficient ; and thai sail kepe to the pure 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 95 

men at ar tenentis now thair takis and malyngis at thai liaue 
of the said George instantly, and had of ws at the said George 
first entres, conforme to his first letter of tak, with all ariage, 
cariage, dewiteis and dew seruice, ws and wont, [heresy clause 
as usual] : ... In witnes, &c., ... at our said abbay 
of Cowpar, the last day of August . . . ane thousand five 
hundretht and fyfty zeris. 

[Fol. 46.] 

Tack to Andrew Burt, in the Colbire, Etc. 

98. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haff grantit, 
sett, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Androu Burt, 
Agnes Flemyng, his spous, and to ane air mail, ... all 
and hale the third pairt of our towun and landis of the Cowbire, 
quhilk thai now instantlie occupiis, laubouris, and brukis as 
takismen thairof, . . . for . . . thair lyftymes : . . . 
Payand thairfore zeirlie . . . xxyj 8 viij d vsuall money, 
. . . with xvij bollis of firme bere, ij b hors [corn], . . . xij 
capones, with our hay ledyng in zeirlie, togidder with ane lang 
drawcht to sclait, lyme, or tymmer zeirlie quhen thai ar chargit 
thairto, with all vthir ariage and cariage, dewiteis and do seruice, 
vss and wont, . . . and sail do thair dett to our corne myll 
of Keithik, but fraude or gile, and siclyk to the bot man of Hay 
and paroche clerk of Bendocthie, ws and wont, [heresy clause 
as usual] : . . . Attour lies maid, constitut, and ordanit 
. . . our louittis Johne Cwmyn of Cowlty, Wilzeame Roger, 
and Wilzeam Hutsoun, owre veray lauchiull bailze or bailzeis : 

In witnes, &c, ... at our forsaid abbay of 
Cowpar, the xxix day of August . . . ane thousand five 
hundretht and fyfty zeris. 

Tack to John Hendersoun, alias Patre, of Cowbire. 

99. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, 



96 KEGISTER OF TACKS OF 

set, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Johne Hender- 
soun, Eleue Stihlis, his spous, and to ane air mail, 
and failzeand, ... to ane air mail lauehfullie gottin 
betuix the said Elene Stiblis and vmquhile Wilzeame Pery, 
for all the dais and termes of thairis and ilkane of thairis 
lyftymes, ... all and hale ane third pairt of our town 
and landis of the Cowbire, with the pertenence, quhilk the said 
vmquhile Wilzam Pery and Elene Stiblis occupiit, lauborit, 
and manurit affore, and now instantlie occupit, laborit, and 
manurit be the said Elene : Thay payand thairfor zerlie . . . 
xxvj 8 viij d vsuall money, . . . with xvij b of firnie here, ij b 
of hors corne, . . . xij capones, with our hay ledding 
zeirlie, togidder with ane lang drawcht to sclait, lyme, or tymer 
quhen thai are chargit thairto, with all vthir ariage, &c., . . . 
and sail do thair dett to our corne myll of Keithik, . . . 
[heresy clause'] : ... In witnes, &c., . . . at our said 
abbay of Cowper, the last day of August . . . ane thousand 
five hundreth and fyfty zeris. 



Tack to Symon Donald, of the Cotzardis Est Syde, Etc. 

100. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haf sett 
and for male lattin ... to our louittis Jonet Eettray, 
relict of vmquhile Symon Donald, eldar, in Cotzardis, and to 
Symon Donald, zowngar, thair sone, Katryne Jamesone, his 
spous, and ane air mail, ... all and haill the tane half 
of our towun and landis callit the Cotzardis Ester, quhilk thai 
brwke now instantlie, for . . . thairis lyftymes: . . . 
Payand thairfor zeirlie . . . fowre lib yj 8 viij d vsuall money, 
. . . with xij cok and hen for thair pultre, ij b hors corne ; 
. . . and for thair teind of the said half towun and landis 
zeirlie sail pay vij b of meill and iij b of bere and ij ferlottis, gude 
and sufficient stuf, and ij turs of fodder, with all ariage, &c. ; 
. . . and sail do thair dett lelelie and treulie to our corne 
myll of Bluklaw, . . . [heresy clause] : ... In witnes, &c, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 97 

. . . at Cowpar forsaid, the penult day of August . . . 
ane thousand v c and fyfty zeris. 



[FoL 47.] 
Tack to Dauid Murray, alias Tailzour, of Baitsheill, Etc. 

101. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haff sett 
and for male lattin ... to our louittis Dauid Murray, 
alias Tailzour, Wilzeame Murray, his sone, and Crystine Jak, 
spous of the said Wilzeame, and to ane thare air maill, . . . 
all and haill our fowr acris of land, of the quhilk twa lyand in 
the Baitschell haucht nixt the Sande Knowis and vthir twa 
lyand in the Kemphill hauch, with the howssis, toft, and zard, 
in all quantite and boundis siclyk as the said Dauid brukis 
and josis now instantlie : Keseruand and kepand the commoun 
passage and gaitis, vse and wont, for . . . thairis lyftymes : 
Payand thairfor zeirlie . . . xxvj s viij d vsuall money, 
xij pultre, cok and hen, sufficient zeirlie, twa lang 
cariage to lyme, salt, or colis zeirlie, with commoun cariage 
to sand leding quhen thai ar chargit, with all vthir dewiteis, &c, 
in all thingis concernyng the commoun weile of our said place : 
And thai salhaue thair fewell in our Mounk myre efferyng to 
thair malyng, as we sail assygne to thame, with the commodi- 
teis of the Baitscheill and Cawssayend, with all vthir fredomes 
and priuilege of burgh in baronye, as the laiff of our burgh of 
Kethik brukis and josis; and thai sail haue powar to mak 
subtenentis, ane or may ; . . . and thai sail put our saidis 
acris, howssis, and toft to all pollecie thai may, with biggyn of 
howssis, chameris, and stablis sufficient for commoun hostlarie, 
baytht for manis meit and horsis meit, sway that of resoun thair 
be sene na fait in thame, . . . doand thair det to our corne 
myll of Kethik ; . . . and thai sail kepe our medois, wardis, 
and brwm parkis fra thame self and thair cattell, vnder pane as 
efferis [heresy clause] : In witnes, &c, ... at Cowpar for- 
said, the xxvij day of August in the zeir of God j thousand five 
hundretht and fyfty zeris. 

G 



98 eegister of tacks of 

Tack to Alexander Sowtar, of Kethik, Etc. 

102. Be it kend till all men be thir letres ws Donald, . . . 
abbot of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, sett, and for male 
lattin ... to our louittis Allexander Sowtar, Jonet Zong, 
his spous, and to ane thair air mail, ... all and haill ane 
auchtane part of our towun and landis of Keithik, with the 
pertenens quhilk Patrik Makcarbrie brwkit and josit affore, 
togidder with the teind schaiftis of the sammyn, ... for 
. . . thairis lyftymes : . . . Providing all wais gyff it 
happynnis ws to tak ony part of the said towun in our aw in 
hand, that we sail haif that part laid be it self vpoun the syde 
nixt the place of Cowpar : . . . Payand thairfor zeirlie to 
ws . . . iiij lib iij 8 iiij d vsuall money, . . . ij b of hors 
corne, . . . xviij eok and hen sufficient, xvj and ane half 
fidderis of turffys leding to our said place of Cowpar, with thre 
lang cariagis in the zeire ; and for thair teind of the sammyn, 
zeirlie sail pay v bollis v pectis meill, and iij b iij pts bere, . . . 
ij turs fodder, with all vthir ariage, &c. ; . . . and sail haff 
fredome of burgh in baronie, siclyk as ony of our burgh of 
Kethik josis and brwkis, with fredome and priuilege of brewing 
selling, and hostlarie ; and thai salhaff sufficient chalmeris, 
bedding, and stabling, with mannis meit and horsis meit, to eis 
and furniss to the nowmer of xij hors, vnder pane as efferis, 
. . . [heresy clause] : ... In witnes, &c., . . . at 
Cowpar forsaid, the first day of September . . . j m v c and 
fyfty zeris. 



Tack to Colin Campbell, of ane Quarter of Estar 
Balbrogy, Etc 

103. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue sett 
and for male lattin ... to our louittis familiar seruitour, 
Colyne Campbell, , his spous, and to ane air 

mail, ... all and haill ane quarter of Estar Balbrogy with 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 99 

the pertenens, quhilk Bobert Wirryht brukit and josit affore, 
. . . for . . . thairis lyftymes, . . . with powar to 
thame to mak subtenentis : . . . Payand thairfor zeirlie 
. . . fowr llb viij 8 xj d vsuall money, . . . with xvj pultre 
sufficient, vj b ij f hors corne, . . . castin and winnyng of 
xxxiij fidderis of petis in our est myre of Balbrogy, or in ony 
vther mos or myr maist ewus quhair we may obtene licence for 
the tyme; and for thair teind of the sammyn zerlie sail pay 
viij b meile and iiij b bere, gude and sufficient stuff, with ij teind 
turssis and ane maill turse foder, . . . doand thair dett 
lelelie and treulie to our myln of Keithik, bot man of Hay, and 
paroche clerk of Bendochtie ; . . . and thai [sail] leid zeirlie 
to ws and our said place ane lang draucht to lyme, sclait, tymer, 
salt, or colis, as thai be chargit thairto, with all vthir ariage, &c, 
[heresy clause] : ... In witnes, &c, ... at Cowpar 
forsaid, the xxviij day of August . . . j m v c and fyfty zeris. 

[Fol. 48.] 

Tack to Walter Spalding, of Caille, Etc. 

104. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, sett, and 
for male lattin ... to our louittis Watte Spalding, and to 
Watte Spalding, his sone, and failzeing thairof to Johne 
Spalding, his vthir sone, all and haill ane halfquarter of our 
towun and landis of Caille, quhilk Watte Spalding, elder, brukis 
and josis now instantlie, for the dais and termes of xix zeris, 
thair entres thairto to be at the fest of Witsonday . .1 . j m 
v c and fyfty ane zeris : Thay payand thairfor zeirlie to ws 
. . . the sowm of xxviij 8 iiij d vsuall money of Scotland, 
. . . and sail help to bring hame our cheis zeirlie quhen 
thai ar chargit thairto, with vthiris ariage and cariage, dewiteis 
and dew seruice, vse and wont, . . . doand thair dewite to 
our corne myll of Caille, . . . [heresy clause] : 
In witnes, &c, ... at Cowpar forsaid, the xxviij day 
of August . . . ane thousand five hundreth and fyfty 
zeris. 



100 register of tacks of 

Charter to Eobert Portar, Janitor of the Monastery of 

Cupar. 

105. Charter by Donald, Abbot of Cupar, and the convent 
thereof, granting to their beloved domestic (f amnio), Eobert 
Portar, for faithful service, the office of gatekeeper, with all 
privileges thereof, both within and without the monastery, a 
small chamber near the gate, pertaining of old to the porter, 
and each day bread and drink from the abbot's cellar and 
kitchen, in quality and measure equal to what any monk 
receives in a day : Moreover, at Baitschele the said Eobert and 
his heirs shall have the house which he at present inhabits, and 
six acres of land, viz., three upon the bank of the water of Yleff, 
and other three near the spring on the north side of the hill of 
Benmunth, which six acres are granted free of teind sheaves ; also 
pasturage for seven cows and their followers, and in the same 
place, for two horses : The said office, house, etc., to be held 
with all rights, free from arriage and carriage duties, exigible by 
the abbot : Signed and sealed at Cupar, 2d September 1550, 
before Thomas Kennedy, younger, laird of Coyff, Eobert Mont- 
gomery of Litill Perth, James Hering of Glasclune, David 
Ogilvy, Sir Duncan Maknair and John Eobesone, notaries, with 
many others. 

[There follows, separately, the precept of sasine on the above 
charter, directed to John Campbell of Murthlie, as bailie, of same 
date and before the same tvitnesses.] 

Tack to Jonete Hendersoun, and John Myll, her Spouse, 
of Glenboy, Etc. 

106. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit 
and for male lattin ... to our louittis Jonet Hendersone, 
and to Johne Myll, hir spous, all and haile the twa acris of land 
of the est half of Glenboy, with howssis and zard with the 
pertenens, siclyk as thai brwk and josis now instantlie, for . . . 
thairis lyftymes ; the said Jonet haiffand the sammyn male fre 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 101 

for all dais and termes of hir lyftyme ; and efter hir decess the 
said Johne Myll sail pay zeirlie to ws . . . the sowm of 
xvj 8 vsuall money of Scotland, for his male alanerlie ; . . . 
entres ... to begyn at the fest of Witsonday j m v c and 
fyfty zeris ; . . . and thai sail haue pastoring to fowr ky, 
with the laiff of the cottaris of the towun, with fewall effering 
to thair takkis, . . . and do thair dett to our corne myll of 
Kyncreicht, vse and wont, [heresy clause] : ... In witnes, 
&c, ... at Cowpar forsaid, the last day of August in 
anno, &c., 1550. 

[Fol. 49.] 
Tack to William Eay, and Isobelle Boid, his Wife, of 
Tenement in Calsayend. 

107. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of Cowpar, and convent of that ilk, ... to 
hawe grantit, sett, and foir maill lattin ... to our louitt 
and familiar seruitour, William Eay, Isobelle Boid, his spous, 
and to ane air maile, . . . certane acris of land callit 
Buttiris hyll, of our burght of Keiththik, lyand betuix the 
mercat gait passand vpoun the west syde of the Beithschehill, 
extendand fra the boundis of the Kemphill callit the Sandlaw 
park on the west syde, and vmquhile Eobert Barnardis acris 
vpoun the sowith syd, devidand the girs equalie betuix the said 
William and Johne Bell, quhay now instantlie occupiis, lawboris, 
and manuris the said vmquhill Eobert Barnardis acris, as it wes 
deuidit afore; togidder with houssis, toft and croft, quhilk 
Andro Moche, and Besse Craig, his spous, brukit and josit 
affore, and that with the gude will and consent of the said 
Andro, and Besse, his spous, quhay ressignit and our gaif thair 
rycht and kyndnes that thai haid, hes, or mycht hawe to the 
saidis acris, houssis and toft, in our handis, in favouris of the 
said William, and that for certane gratitudis, thankis, and 
sowmes of money gevin be the said William to the said Andro, 
and Besse, his spous, in to thair extreme vrgeant necessite ; for 
all the dayis and termes of the said William, Isobell, his spous, 



REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

and air maill forsaidis lyftymes : . . . Thay payand thairfor 
zeirlie to ws . . . twenty sex schillingis aucht penneis, 
. . . with leding of sand zeirlie to the place of Cowpar, give 
thai be chargit thairto, with all vthir dewiteis and dew seruice, 
and wont ; haldand and for to hald the saidis certene acris 
to the saidis Williame, Isobell, his spous, and air mail for- 
nemmit.. with the pertenence, with toft and croft, lvand betuix 
Dauid Brown on the est, Johne Campbell one the west syde, 
haifand thairto thair fewell in our Monk myir as efferis, 
with all commonteis at the Bechell and Causayend, brukit and 
josit afore ; . . . Attour we will at nane hant nor exerse the 
office of bekin, bruwyng selling, wyne sellinc:, or any vthir 
nierchandice doing betuix Balbrogy and the west syde of our 
burght, except the burgessis of the said burght and the com- 
moun alehouss pertenyng to our niyln of Kethik ; and als the 
saidis William, Isobell, his spous, and air maill forsaid salhaif 
powar to big alsmekill as thai think speidfull and necessar, and 
to sett tennandis, and to put out and in als oft as thai think 
caus, quhilk tenentis salbe presentit to ws at thair entre, and 
mak the aith of fidelite to ws, and salbe obedient to ws, and 
correkit be ws of all faltis, be our successouris and ministeris 
of justice, sprituall and temporal!; atour thai sail keip our 
medowis, wardis, and brome parkis fra thame self and thair 
cattelL vnder pane as efferis ; and thai sail do thair dete and 
dewiteis leillie and trewlie to our come meill of Keithik, as the 
laif of sokin dois ; and sail do thair deweteis to our boitman of 
Ylay, Lady preist and parioche clerk of Bennethe, vs and wont, 
vnder pane as efferis, [heresy clause] : ... In witnes, &c, 
. . . at Cowpar foirsaid, the v day of August j m v* and fyfty 
twav zeris. 



Tack to John Buschabt, and Agnes "Watsone, his 
Wife, 01 a Fourth Part of Kincreich. 

108. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . abbot of Cowpar, ... to hawe sett and lattin 
. . to our louittis Johne Buscort, and to Agnes "Watsone, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 103 

his spous, all and haill ane quarter of our toun and landis of 
Kincreich with the pertenens, quhilk thai bruik and jose now 
instantlie, for . . . thair lyftymmes : . . . Payand thair- 
for zeirlie . . . five pundis, sex schillingis, aucht peneis, 
. . . with twa bollis of hors corne, . . . tuelf caponis 
guid and sufficient, with all vthir hariage, cariage, dewiteis and 
dew seruice, vse and wont, with carriage zeirlie to bring hame 
our hard fische and bent, gyve thai be chargit thairto, . . . 
and sail do thair dett to our corne myln of Kincrecht, . . . 
[heresy clause] : ... In witnes, &c, ... at Cowpar 
foirsaid, the first day of September . . . j m v c and fyfty 
zeris : And als we, the saidis abbot and convent, be thir presentis 
ar content that James Buschart, sone to Johne Buschart, bruik 
and jois the taik and landis abonewrittin induring Ms lyftyme 
efter the saidis Agnes deceis, and will that this last claus hawe 
strynth and effect as jt war incert in the body of the letter. 
[Cancelled by renewal.] 

[Fol. 50.] 

Tack to Andrew Broun, William Lowsone, and Agnes 
Trent, of Two Acres of Kethik. 

109. Be it kend till [all] men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of Cowpar, ... to haue grantit, sett, and for 
maill lattin ... to our welebelouitis Andro Broun, Willeame 
Lowsone, his guid sone, Anges Trent, his spous, and to ane air 
malle, ... all and hale the tway acris of land of our 
broucht of Keithik, lyand vpon the sowth syde of the Bechel- 
hill, nixt adiacent the tway acris set now instantlie to Johne 
Campbell of the boit vpone the west syde, and vniquhile James 
Eduardis tway acris vpone the est syde, with the houssis and 
toft of the samyn, extending fra the end of the saidis twa acris 
vpone the north part of the croft of the Gallowraw, vpone the 
sowth part, siclik as the said Andro brukis and josis now 
instantlie, for all the dayis and termes of thairis and ilkane of 
thairis lyftymmis : . . . Payand thairfor zeirlie to ws . . . 
tene schinlingis (sic) vsuall money, . . . with leding of 



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sand to the place of Cowpar quhen thai be requirit thairto, with 
all vthir dew sendee, . . . hawand thairto thair fewall in 
our Monk myir as efferis, with all commonteis at the Bechelhill 
and Causayend brakit and josit afoir, . . . and sail do thair 
dete lelelie and trewlie to our corne myln of Keithik, boitman 
of Ylay, and paroche clerk of Bennethe : . . . And als we, 
the saidis abbot and convent, has grantit, sett, and for maile lattin 
. . . to the said Andro Broun [and the others aforesaid] 
. . . the teynd schawis of the saidis tway acris of land : Thay 
payand zeirlie to ws . . . tway firlottis mele and ane boll 
of beir guid and sufficient stuf, with ane turs fodder; alsway 
the saidis . . . sail brake and jose ... all priuilegis 
of burght in barony; . . . alsway we will that nane hant 
nor excerse the office of brewing selling, bakin breid, wyne 
selling, or ony vthir merchandice doing betuix Balbrogy and the 
west syde of our burght, excepand the burgessis of our said 
burght, and the commone helehouss pertenyng to our myln of 
Keithik; and als the saidis . . . sail hawe powar to big 
als mekill as thai sail think expidient, and to sett tenentis and 
put out and in als aft as thai pleis, quhilkis tenentis salbe 
presentit to ws at thair entre and mak the aith of fidelite to ws, 
and salbe obidient to ws, and correkit of all faltis be [us] and be 
our ministeris of justice, speciall and temporal! ; attour thai sail 
keip thame selff, thair tenentis, and cattell fra our medowis and 
brwme parkis, . . . \lwresy clause] : ... In witnes, 
&c, ... at Cowpar foirsaid, the fyft day of August 
. . . j m v c and fyty tway zeris. 

Tack to Alexander Jacsone and Annabella Campbell, 
of Acres in Carsgrange. 

110. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of Cowpar, ... to hawe grantit, set, and for 
maill lattin ... to our louittis Allexander Jaksone, Anna- 
bel Campbell, his spous, and to ane thair air maill, ... all 
and liaill the acris of land in the Carsgrange quhilkis Cristane 
Millar brukitt and josit afore, and now occupy it, lauborit, and 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 105 

manurit be the said Allexander, and Annabill, his spous, for 
. . . thair lyftymes, . . . with powar to thame to mak 
subtenentis, . . . with the priuilege of brewing as thai 
think expidient : Payand thairfor zeirlie 

threttein schellingis four penneis, . . . togidder with aucht 
pultre sufficient, with all vthir ariage, &c., . . . doand 
thair dett to our corn myln of the Bogmyln, . . . [heresy 
clause] : ... In witnes, &c, ... at Cowpar foirsaid, 
the fyft day of August . . . ane thowsand v c and fyfty 
tway zeris. 

[Fol. 51.] 

Tack to Annabel Butter, Etc., of Half of Nether 
Muirton. 

111. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of Cowpar, ... to hawe grantit, sett, and for 
maill lattin ... to our louittis Annabell Butter, relict of 
vmquhile William Syme in Nethir Mwirtoun, to Johne Syme, 
hir sone, and to Jonet Dauidsone, his spous, all and haill that 
ane half of Nethir Mwirtoun with the pertenens quhilk the 
saidis Annabell, and Johne, hir sone, brukis and josis now in- 
stantlie, for all the dayis and termes of nyntene zeris : . . . 
Payand thairfor zeirlie . . . fowre pundis, thretene schillingis, 
four penneis, . . . with xxiiij pultre sufficient, thre bollis of 
hors come, . . . with commone cariage quhene thai ar 
chargit, with all vther dewteis and dew seruice, vse and wont, 
conforme to our rentell ; . . . and thai sail do thair det and 
dewitie to our corne myln of Blaklaw, boitman of Hay, Lady 
preist and paroche clerk of Bennethe, lelelie and trewlie, vse 
and wont, as the laif of our tenentis dois, . . . [heresy 
clause] : ... In witnes, &c, ... at Cowpar foirsaid, 
the fyft day of August . . . j m v c and fyfty tway zeris. 

Tack to Margaret Andersone and James Fyf, of 
a Third Part of Owar Mwtrtoun. 

112. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 



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. . to hawe grantit, set, and for mail lattin ... to our 
louitis Margaret Andersone, relict of vmquhile Johne Fyf in 
Owar Mvirtoun, and to James Fyf, hir eldast sone, all and [haill] 
ane thred pairt of our toun and landis of Owar Mwirtoun, with 
the pertenentis, quhilk the saidis Margret, and vniquhile Johne, 
hir said spous, brukit and josit afore, and now occupiit and 
manurit be the said Margret, for all the dayis and termes of 
nyntene zeris, nixt efter following the dait of thair entres thair- 
to, quhilk salbegin at the fest of Witsonday immediatlie pre- 
cedant the dait heirof : . . . Payand thairfor zeirlie . . . 
thre pundis, sex schillingis, aucht penneis, gude and vsuall money, 
. . . with ane boll, ane ferlot, ane pek and three pairt pect 
of hors corn, . . . with commone cariage quhen thai ar 
chargit, with sextene pultre guid and sufficient, with all vther 
dewiteis and dew seruice ; . . . and thai sail do thair dett 
and dewite to our corn myln of Blaklaw, boitman of Hay, 
Lady preist and parioche clerk of Bennethe, lelelie and trewlie, 
. . . [heresy clause] : In witnes, &c, . . .at Cowpar 
foirsaid, the fyft day of August . . . j m v c and fyfty tway 
zeris. 



Tack to David Ogilvy and Margrete Campbell. 

113. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot off the abbay off Cowper, with haill consent and 
assent oi the conuent of the sammyn, to hef grantit, set, and for 
maill lattin ... to our weilbeluvittis Dauid Ogiluy, Margret 
Campbell, his spous, and to ane air maill lauchfullie gottin or to 
be gottin betuix thame, and to the langest lewer of thame two, 
failzeing of ane to ane vthir, vith power to thame or ony ane of 
thame to mak subtenentis off na gretar degre nor estait nor 
thame selfis, swa that the sammyn be admittit be ws and our 
conuent, all and haill our toun and landis of the Newtoun of 
Bellite, the half of Frewchy, with ane quarter of Glenmerky, 
quhilkis the said David josis and brukis now instantlie, lyand 
within the shirefdome of Forfair and baronry of Glenylay; 
haldand ... off ws and our successouris, . . . with 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 107 

all and syndry fredoniis, commoditeis, and rychtwus pertinentis 
quhatsumeuir, pertenyng or rychtwuslie may pertene thairto, 
alswele nammit as nocht nammit, far as neir, but ony reuocatioun, 
obstakilL or impediment quhatsumeuir : Thay payand thairfor 
zeirlie to ws and to our successouris, abbot and conuent of Cowper, 
the sowme of nyne pundis fyftene schi Hingis wsuall money of 
this realme, at twa vsuall termes in the zere, Witsounday, and 
Mertimes in wynter, be twa equall half portiones, togidder with 
aucht tayme geis and fyftene pultre, with arrege, carrage, 
dewteis and dew seruice, vsit and wont ; and thai sail put our 
landis effoir nemmit to all possibill pollice thai may, in biggyng 
of howsis, planting of treis, eschis, osaris, birkis, and sawchis, 
with thair defensouris ; kepand gude nychtbourhede and our 
land fra guld eftir thair power, doand thair det lelelie and 
trewlie to our corne miln of Frewchy, officer and perroche clerk 
off Glenylay, vsit and wont, as wtheris our tennentis dois ; and 
sail nwrice ane leiche of gud howndis, with ane cuppill of 
rachis, for tod and wolf, and salbe reddy at all tymes quhene 
we cherge thame to pas with ws or our bailzeis to the hountis, 
as we cherge ; kepand the statutis of our courtis and ackis of 
parliament ondir the pane as efferis ; and give it hapins (as God 
forbeit it do) that thai or ony ane of thame hald ony opinionis 
of hereseis and byde obstinatlie thairat, thai being conuikkit 
thairintill before ane juge competent, in that cace it salbe 
tynsall to the faltouris of thair takkis, and sail waik fra thine 
furtht in our handis, and we frelie to dispone thairupone as we 
think expedient, but forther proces of law : And we, the saidis 
abbot and conuent, bindis and oblissis ws and our successouris 
to warrand, acquiet, and defend this our letter of tak and 
assidatione, to the saidis Dauid, Margret, his spous, thair air 
maill foirsaid, and to the langest lewer of thame thre, and to 
thair subtenentis, in all and be all poyntis effoir specifeit, aganis 
all dedlie, as law will : Atour we, the saidis abbot and conuent, 
hes maid, constitut, and ordinit, and be the tenour of thir 
presentis makis, constitutis, and ordinis, 

or ony ane of thame, our werray lauchfull and 
ondowtit bailze and bailzeis, coniunctlie and seueralie, specialie 



108 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

constitut, gewand, grantand, and committand to thame and to 
ilkane off thame our werray full and plane power, expres 
bidding, mandment, and charge, to pas in our nayme, gif entres, 
saising, and possessioun off the saidis landis to the saidis Dauid, 
Margret, liis spous, and thair air maill foirsaid, conforme to this 
our letter off tak and assidatione, and to introduce thame in 
actuall and reall possessioun thairoff, be traditioun of erd, tre, 
and stane, as wis is in sik caissis, and will that the said intres, 
sasing, and possessioun, tane be ony ane off thame, be als 
sufficient as it wer tane be ilkane off thame speciallie for thair 
awin pairt respectiue : ... In witnes heiroff, to this our 
present letter off tak and assidatioun, subscriuit with our handis, 
the commoun sele of our cheptour is appensit, at our said abay 
off Cowper, the xvj day of Nouember in the zere of God j m v c 
lij zeris, befoir thir witnes, Thomas Kennidy, zoung lard off 
Coiff, Sir Johne Hammill, prebendair of Kippane, and Johne 
Robesoun, notar publict, witht wtheris diuers. 

[Fol. 52.] 

Tack to John Robertsoun, and Katrine Cryste, his 
Spouse, in Balbrogy. 

114. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowper, ... to haif grantit, 
sett, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Johne Robertsoun, 
Katheryne Cryste, his spous, and to TVilleanie Hetoun, sone to 
vmquhile Johne Hetoun, zongar in Balbrogy, and of the said 
Katherine, all and hele ane auchtane pairt of oure town aud 
landis of the west syde of Balbrogy, quhilk the said Katherine 
brukis and josis now instantlie, . . . with the teind schewis 
thairof, for all the dais and termes of thairis and ilkane of 
thairis lyftymmes : . . . Payand thairfor zerlie . . . thre 
pundis, sex schillingis, aucht penneis, . . . with five bollis 
of gude quhyt aitis, with ane maill turse of fodder, tuelf pultre 
gude and sufficient, casting and wynnyng of xxv fidderis of 
petis in oure est myre of Balbrogy, . . . and thai sail leid 
tuelf and ane half of the saniyn to oure place of Couper zerelie, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. ] 09 

with ane gret drauclit of foure oxin and tuay hors zerelie, to 
tymmer, lyme, sclait, colis, or salt, fra Dunde or vther placis, 
give thai be chargeit thairto, with all vther ariage, cariage, 
dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and wont ; and for thair teind of 
the samyn zerelie sail pay sex bollis of mele and thre bollis of 
beir, gude and sufficient merkat stuf, with tuay turse fodder ; 
and thai sail do thair det lelelie and trewlie to oure corne miln 
of Kethik, paroche clerk of Bennathy, and boit man of Hay, 
conforme to the aid laudable vse and consuetude, . . . 
[heresy clause] : ... In witnes, &c, ^ . . at Cowpar 
forsaid, the xv day of October . . . j m v° lij zeris : And 
ordanis the contract maid betuix the said Johne Kobertson and 
the freindis of the said Willeame Hetoun, to be registret in the 
register buke of commoun selis, to the effect at it be may be 
knawing this letter of tak is maid to the vtilite of the said 
Willeame Hetoun. 



Assignation of the Convent of Cupar. 
[Translation.] 

115. In the name of God, this present writing attests that it 
is determined between us, Donald, Abbot of Cupar and the con- 
vent of the same place, as we have resolved together, God being 
our guide, to lead a regular life, and to order our manners 
according to the reformers of the Cistercian order ; and specially 
that all the fruits, income, and provision of the monastery of 
Cupar be possessed and used in common by us, Donald, abbot, 
and convent : So that we, Donald the abbot, shall faithfully give 
and appoint a proportion of all the produce, once in the year, to 
four or six of our brethren to be chosen by us and the convent ; 
and what remains over at the end of the year, with their advice 
we shall spend upon the necessaries of the monastery, for the 
support of the convent and their friends occasionally visiting 
the monastery and of other religious men arriving in the absence 
of the abbot : They shall have a cellarer and bursar likewise to 
be chosen annually by us, that is to say, religious men, with 
the advice of the more judicious (sanioris) part of the convent ; 



110 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

which bursar shall receive yearly, according to the number of 
the convent, the rents of lands of the barony of Cupar, as well 
money as victuals, to the proportion for each brother for daily 
bread sixteen ounces of good wheat, sixteen ounces of oaten bread, 
two quarts of beer (ceruisie), and for the said strangers yearly 
1 boll of wheat ; and each brother in the year, £13, 6s. 8d. for 
flesh, fish, butter, salt, and other spices, and figs, soap (smigmate), 
and candles for the refectory, hall of grace (aula grade), infir- 
mary, and other places needful, and for the wages of servants 
of the refectory, cellarer, bursar, cook, gardeners, and other 
necessary servants ministering to said convent, besides the 
baker and brewer ; and for clothing, 53 s. 4d. each friar annually ; 
likewise, the same cellarer shall receive capons and hens, wont 
to be paid to the convent, as well on ordinary days as feast days, 
along with eight dozen of salmon from our fisheries of Campsy 
and Ileff, and four stones of cheese for each friar in the year, 
from our church of Fossoquhy, and these shall be served to 
each as need may be, according to the tenor of the rule : And 
account shall be made, at least, twice a year before the abbot, 
and each day before the prior and auditors, and if there be a 
surplus, it shall be disposed of to their uses, by our authority : 
Done in the chapter place of Cupar, loth October 1553, con- 
firmed by our own seal and the common seal with our manual 
subscriptions; the abbot and each of the brethren have subscribed: 
D. de Cupro abbas — Bernerd Murdosoun, John Turnbull, John 
Frog, William Blare, Adam Anderson, Thomas Hammiltone, 
Alexander Anderson, Johannes Fogow, James Maistertoun, 
William Auchinlek, Thomas Dron, Alexander Dotho, John 
Fogow, junior, Thomas Cowle, John Lawsone. 

Petrus Trent. 



Which day the said abbot, with advice of the brethren above 
written, appointed friar Thomas Hammilton to be prior, William 
Baxter to be sub-prior, during the will of the abbot, John 
Lawson to be cellarer and bursar, Sir Thomas Cowle under- 
cellarer and for out-door matters, Sir Alexander Anderson to 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. Ill 

be chantor, and John Fogow, elder, to be sub-chantor, with their 
perquisites. 

So it is, Peter Trent, writer in the premises. 

Petrus Trent. 

[Fol. 53.] 

Tack to Thomas Kennedy, of the Church of Mathe. 

116. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to oure welebelouit cousing 
and familiar seruand, Thomas Kennedy, and to his air maill or 
to ane his assignay, of na gretar degre nor stait na him self, 
quhilk assignay salbe maid be oure avise, havand our licence 
thairto, or elbs nocht, all and hale the teindis, offerandis, 
profeit, and commoditeis, with thair pertenance, of all and hale 
the personage and vicarage of our Kirk of Mathe, within the 
diosy of Sanctandrois and scherefdome of Forfair, siclyk as 
George Eollok brukis and josis now instantlie, and vmquhile 
Robert Trumbull brukit and josit afore, for all the dais and 
termes of nynetene zeris nixt and immediatlye following thair 
entres thairto, quhilk salbegyn at the fest of Beltane callit 
Inuentio Sancte Cruris, . . . following the dait of this 
present writ : . . . Payand zerelie thairfor to ws . . . 
the sowm of ane hundreth rnerkis gude and vsuall money of 
Scotland, . . . with procurage, sinage, vphaldand the queir 
in vestmentis, ornamentis, and all vther necessaris, payand the 
vicare pensioner his fe as accordis, with all vther dewiteis and 
dew seruice, vse and wont, [heresy clause] : ... In witnes, 
&c, ... at Cowpar abbay, the xxj day of October . . . 
jm v c fifty an( j tn re zeris. Petrus Trent. 

Tack to Annabelle Bernye, Etc., of the Half of . 

Newbiggin in Carso. 

117. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Couper, ... to haif set 
and for male lattin ... to oure louittis Annabel! Bernye, 



112 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

Williame Robsoun, hir sone, Margret Jaksone, his spous future, 
and to ane thair air maill, . . . and in cace at the said 
Williame and Margret have na air maill, as said is, efter the 
decess of the saidis Williame, his moder, and Margret, his spous, 
to Alexander Jaksoun, Annabell Campbell, his spous, and to 
ane thair air maill, . . . with powar to the saidis personis 
to mak subtenentis, ane or may, . . . for . . . thair lyftyme, 
. . . all and hale the half landis of Newbiggin, with houssis, 
biggynnis, toft, and vther pertenentis pertenyng thairto, siclyk 
as vmquhile Johne Eobsone brukit and josit afore : Thay 
payand zerelie thairfor to ws . . . the sowm [of] aucht 
merkis xij 8 xj d , . . . xxxij cok and hen sufficient, alevin 
firlottis tuay pectis of blak aitis ; and for thair teind of the 
samyn zerlie sail pay alevin bollis of gude and clene dicht 
quheit, with all ariage, cariage, dew seruice, vse and wont, 
. . . doand thair det to the Bog miln as vse was befoir, 
. . . [heresy clause'] : ... In witnes, &c., ... at 
Couper, the first day of Aprile . . . ane thousand five 
hundretht fifty and foure zeris. 

[Fol. 54.] 

Tack to Thomas Turnbull, of Bogmyln in Carso. 

118. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Couper, ... to haif grantit, 
sett, and for maill lattin ... to oure louittis Thomas 
Turnbull, Elizabeth Kynnard, his spous future, and to ane thair 
air male, . . . and to thair subtenentis, ... all and 
hale oure Bog myln within our grange of the Carss, . . . 
siclyk as vmquhile Robert Turnbull brukit and josit befor, 
. . . for . . . thairis lyftymmes : . . . Payand thair- 
for zerelie to ws . . . the sowm of sex pund, sevintene 8 , 
sevin penneis, vsuall money, . . . and tuay dusoun of 
capones sufficient : And alsway we, the said abbot and conuent, 
has grantit, set, and for maill lattin ... to the said 
Thomas, Elizabeth, his spous futur, and to thair air maill forsaid, 
and to thair subtenentis abune writtin, . . . ane auchtane 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 113 

part of the landis of our said Cars grange, lyand vpoun the est 
half besoutht the gait nixt the said miln, as the said vmquhile 
Eobert Turnbull brukit afore : Thay payand thairfor zerelie to 
ws . . . the sowm of five pundis xix 8 vij d vsuall money, 
. . . xxxij cok and hen sufficient, and of blak aitis alevin 
ferlottis ane pect ; and for the teind of the said land and miln 
xij b ij pts of quheit sufficient, with all vther ariage, &c. ; . . . 
and to the reparatione and biggyn of our said abbay the said 
Thomas has pait in numerat money the sowm of ane hundretht 
merkis, of the quhilk sowm we, the saidis abbot and convent, 
haldis [us] content and thankfully pait, dischargis and quyt- 
clames the said Thomas ... for now and euir be thir 
presentis ; [heresy clause], . . . and attour has maid, con- 
stitute, and ordanit . . . Edmond Hay, Eobert Turnbull 
in Denheid, our veray lauchtfull and indouttit bailze or bailzeis : 
In witnes, &c, ... at Coupar, the xxvij day of Junij 
. . . j m v° liiij zeris. 

Tack to Alexander Turnbull. 

119. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . to haif gevin, grantit, and in assedatione set . . . 
to oure louittis Alexander Turnbull, Jonet Hawdon, his spous, 
and to ane thair air maill, ... all and hale the pece land, 
as it lyis in lentht and breid, begynand at Androw Pereis zard 
one the west part, to the southt park nwke one the est part, 
langis the hiegait passand to Kathik, and ane breid fra the said 
hie gait to the landis of the Kemphill, vpoun the southt part, and 
that for the said Alexanderis seruice done and to be done be 
him to ws our convent and seruandis ; the said Alexander vsand 
his craft of Medicinarie, and leche craft, beand reddy thairto at 
all tymmes to ws our convent and seruandis, and sail do his 
cure, as he beis chargeit thairto be ws, lelelie and trewlie, we 
fyndand him sic stuf in the mentyme as wilbe neidfull to wse 
vpoun our expens : Providing all wais that the tenentis of 
Kethik, nor na vther haiffand just titule thairto, be nocht hurt 
thairthrow ; and thai sail kepe thame self, seruandis, and gudis, 

H 



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fra distroying or cutting of our brwme parkis and hanyngis, 
vnder pane as efferis : And we . . . bindis and oblissis ws 
. . . to acquiet, warand, and defend this our said letter of tak 
to the saidis personis abune writtin, induring thairis and ilkane 
of thairis lyftymmes, as law will : In witnes, &c, ... at 
Coupar forsaid, the xxj of Maij . . . ane thousand five 
hundretht fyfty and foure zeris. 

[Fol. 55.] 

Tack to Henry Chalmer and Margarete Cok, of 
Seven Acres in Carso. 

120. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . to haif grantit, set, and for inaill lattin ... to oure 
louittis Henry Chalmer, Margret Cok, his spous, and to ane 
thair air maill, . . . and failzeing of the said air maill, to 
Johne Kere, sone to vmquhile Androw Kere and Margret Cok 
forsaid, ... all and hale the sevin acris of land in the Cars 
grange, with toft, zard, and kill, and vther pertinence pertenyng 
thairto, with all priuilegis and fredomes that the said Margret 
and vmquhile Androw Kere, hir spous, brukit and josit afore, 
with lonyng and pasture quhar the tenentis of the town pastui -is, 
according to samony acris, for . . . thairis lyftymmes : . . . 
Thay payand thairfor zerelie to ws . . . the sowm of thre 
pund vsuall money of Scotland, . . . xx cok and hen 
sufficient ; the teind of the samyn resseruit in our a win hand ; 
. . . doand thair det to our Bogmiln, vse and wont, . . . 
[heresy clause'] : And als we haif maid, constitut, and ordanit 
. . . Alexander Jakson oure veray lauchtfull and vndowtit 
bailze or bailzeis : ... In witnes, &c, at Cowpar abbay for- 
said, the first day of Julij . . . j m v c liiij zeris. And to the 
fabric of the monastery they have paid £36. 

Tack to Thomas Jamesone, of CiiAr-ELTOUN. 

121. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Couper, ... to haif grantit, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 115 

set, and for maill lattin ... to our welebelouittis Thomas 
Jamesone, James Jamesone, his sone, Jonet Olyver, his spous, 
and to ane air maill, ... all and hale ane thrid part of 
oure town and landis of the Chapeltoun, quhilk the said Thomas 
brukis, lauboris, and manuris now instantlie, . . . for . . . 
thairis lyftymmes : . . . Thay payand zerelie thairfor to ws 
. . . the sowm of five pundis, . . . togidder with ane 
dosane of pultre cok and hen sufficient, tway bollis of hors corn, 
. . . with all vtheris ariage, cariage, dewiteis and dew seruice, 
vse and wont, . . . and sail do thair det to our corn miln 
of Blaklaw, . . . [heresy clause] : ... In witnes, &c, 
. . . at the abbay of Couper, xxj day of Maij in the zere of 
God j m v c liiij zeris. 

[Fol. 55 bis.] 

Tack to John Smyth, in Grange of Abirbothre. 

122. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Johane Smyth, 
Anne How, his spous, and to ane thair air maill, ... all 
and hale ane auchtane part of our grange of Abirbothre with the 
pertenens as the said Johne brukis now instantlie, togidder with 
the teind schevis of the samyn, for all the dais and tennis of the 
said Johannis liftyme, and efter the said Johannis deces to the 
said Anne How and thair air maill, . . . for . . . thair 
lyftyme : . . . Providing all wais that give it happinnis the 
said Anne How to be cled or spousit with ony man efter the said 
Johannis deces, that it sail be tinsall of hir takkis, and sail tyne 
all rycht, clame, and titull that sche has or may haif thairto in 
[time] cummyng, but forder proces of law, sway that the said 
air maill sail entir thairto immediatlie,thairefter : . . . Payand 
thairfor zerelie to ws . . . for the said auchtane part the 
sowm of five pundis, . . . with tway bollis ane ferlot of 
hors corne, . . . xiiij capones sufficient and gude, ane turs 
of fodder, with all vther ariage, cariage, dewiteis and dew seruice, 
vse and wont, conforme to our rentale ; and for thair teind of 
the samyn forsaid sail pay zerelie xiiij bollis, ij ferlottis, ij pectis 



116 REGISTEK OF TACKS OF 

of gude and sufficient victuall, as thai pay now, tway pairt mele 
and thrid pairt bere, . . . doand thair det to oure miln of 
the Blaklaw, boit man of Hay, Lady preist and paroche clerk of 
Bennathy, . . . [heresy clause] : ... In witnes, &c, 
. . . at the abbay of Cowpar, the first day of Julij . . . 
ane thousand five hundretht fifty and foure zeris. Composition 
inj- 

Tack to Florens Elge, in Cowpargrange. 

123. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to oure louittis Florens Elge, 
relict of vmquhile Thomas Sowter in Coupergrange, Williame 
Sowter, hir sone, and to ane air maill ... of the said 
"Williame, ... all and hale the tuelf pairt of oure town 
and landis of Cowpargrange, . . . siclyk as thai bruke now 
instantlie, togidder with the teind schevis of the samyn, for 
. . . thairis lyftymmes : . . . Thay payand thairfor zerelie 
to ws . . . the sowm of tuenty sex schillingis audit 
penneis, . . . with fiftene bollis ane pect of gude sufficient 
bere for thair firme, and five bollis bere forsaid for thair teind 
of the samyn, and sevin bollis tuay ferlottis gude and sufficient 
stuf, with ane dusane of capones, xiij fidder of petis leding to 
oure said abbay, thre bollis of hors corn, . . . sex thraif of 
ait fodder, with all commoun cariage quhen thai ar chargeit, 
with all vther dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and wont, . . . 
and sail do thair det to our miln of the Milnhorn, to the boit 
man of Hay, Lady preist and parroche clerk of Bennathy, . . . 
[heresy clause] : ... In wdtnes, &c, ... at the abbay 
of Couper, the first day of Julij, . . . ane thousand five 
hundretht fifty and foure zeris. And to the fabric of the 
monastery they have paid iij xx yj lib xiij 8 iiij d . 

Tack to Patoun Donald, in Grange of Abirbotiire. 

\'1\. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Couper, ... to haif grantit, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 117 

set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Patton Donald, 
Margret Pilmour, his spous, Johne Donald, thair sone, Katerine 
Falay, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all and hale 
ane auchtane pairt of oure grange of Abirbothre, . . . siclyk 
as the said Pattoun brukis now instantlie, togidder with the 
teind scheiffis of the samyn, for . . . thairis lyftymmes : 
. . . Thay payand thairfor zerelie to ws . . . the sowm 
of five pundis, . . . with tuay bollis ane ferlot of hors corn, 
. . . xiiij capones gude and sufficient, ane turs of fodder, 
with all vther ariage, cariage, dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and 
wont ; . . . and for thair teind of the samyn forsaid sail 
pay zerelie xiiij bollis tuay ferlottis tuay peckis, gude and 
sufficient victuale, as thai pay now, tuay pairt mele and thrid 
pairt bere, . . . doing thair det lelelie and trewdie to oure 
myln of the Blaklaw, boit man of Hay, Lady preist and parroche 
clerk of Bennathy, . . . [heresy clmcse] : ... In witnes, 
&c, ... at the abbay of Couper, the xxvij day of September 
. . . ane thousand five hundretht fifty and foure zeris. Com- 
position iiij xx lib . 

[Fol. 56.] 

Tack to Alexander Jaksone, of a Tenement in Carsgrange. 

125. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Couper, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Alexander 
Jaksone in the Watir Buttis, Annabell Campbell, his spous, and 
to ane secund sone, ... all and hale ane half quarter of 
our town and landis of the Carsgrange, quhilk Dauid Jaksone 
brukit and josit afore, and now Agnes Broun, relict of the said 
Dauid, brukis and josis now instantlie, . . . for . . . 
thairis lyftymmes, . . . with powar to thame to mak sub- 
tenentis : . . . Thay payand thairfor zerelie to ws . . . 
the sowm of five pundis xix 8 vij d . . . xxxij pultre cok 
and hen gude and sufficient, tway bollis, thre ferlottis, tway 
peckis blak atis, and alevin bollis gude and clene dichtit quheit, 
sufficient stuf, for thair teind of the samyn, with all vther 



118 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

ariage, cariage, dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and wont : . . . 
Providing all wais that the said Agnes Broun be nocht removit 
fra hir takkis of the samyn quhill the ische and outrynnyng 
thairof, . . . and sail do thair det lelelie and trewlie to 
oure Bogmyln, . . . [heresy clause'] : ... In witnes, 
&c., ... at Couper, the xviij day of Xouember . . . 
ane thousand five hundretht fifty and foure zeris. And to the 
fabric of the monastery they have paid £100. 

Tack to Walter Baxter, Etc., of Five Acres of Baitschele. 

126. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of Cowpar, ... to half grantit, set, and for 
maill lattin ... to our louittis seruandis, Walter Baxter, 
Besse Dugude, alias Barnye, his spous, and to Alexander 
Baxter, thair sone, all and hale the thre acris of land in the 
Baitschelehaucht, callit the Hole, nixt adiacent Bob Porteris 
acris one the west syde, and Dauid Cwbennis acris one the 
northt syde, Jhone Campbell and Johne Forman tailzeouris 
acris one the est syd, and the Cottar bank of the Galloraw one 
the southt side, togidder with the tway acris of land one the est 
syde of the Baitschelehaucht, nixt adiacent to the Galloraw 
haucht, quhi'lk Peter Jaksone brukit and josit afore, for . . . 
thairis lyftymmes, . . . with powar to thame to maik sub- 
tenentis ane or may ; . . . reseruand and kepand the com- 
mon gait or passage as vse and wont wes, with all priuilegis 
and fredomes of burght in baronie, as the laif of oure burgh of 
Kethik josis and brukis, haiffand thair fewall in oure Monkmyre 
as efferis, and as salbe assignat to thame, with all commodity is 
at the Baitschele and Causayend . . . with priuilege of 
brewing, lonyng, and pasturing, to thair catell and beistis : . . . 
Payand thairfor zerelie to ws . . . the sowm of thretty 
thre schillingis foure penneis, . . . with fiftene cok and hen 
sufficient for thair pultre, with all vther ariage, cariage, dewiteis 
and dew seruice, vse and wont, . . . doand thair det to our 
corn miln of Kethik, Lady priest and parroche clerk of Bennathy, 
and boitman of Ylay, . . . [heresy clause] : , . . In witnes, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 119 

&c, at the abbay of Cowpar, the viij day of Marche . . . j ni v c 
liiij zeris. 



Presentation of John Galloway, Chaplain, to be Vicar 
Pensioner of Bennathy. 

127. Presentation, addressed to Ptobert, bishop of Dunkeld, by 
Donald, abbot of Cupar, and the convent thereof, setting forth 
that as the vicarage of the parish church of Bendochy has 
become vacant by the decease of John Turnbull, the last vicar, 
they have conferred the same upon Sir John Gallowey, chaplain, 
many years in regular cure of a church in the neighbourhood 
of Caitnis ; with all and sundry the emoluments of the forsaid 
vicarage of Bendochy, viz., a yearly pension of 21 merks Scots, 
upliftable at four terms in the year, with the lesser offerings, 
manse, glebe, and pertinents ; praying the said bishop to collate 
the said John Gallowey to the said benefice and issue ordinary 
letters thereanent in common form : Signed and sealed 9th April 
1555. 



[Fol. 57.] 
Tack to Thomas Campbell, of a Tenement of Cowtward. 

128. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for mail lattin ... to oure welebelouittis Thomas 
Campbell, Besse Barnie, his spous, and to ane thair air maill, 
. . . all and hale oure tak and landis callit the Coutward, the 
quhilk Johne Bart and Margret Dulie, his spous, brukit and 
josit befor, for all the dais and termes of thairis and ilkane of 
thairis lyftymmes : . . . Payand thairfor zerelie ... 
the sowm of fourtie schillingis, . . . wyth all ariage and 
commoun cariage, &c. ; . . . and sail do thair det lelelie 
and trewlie to our corn miln of Kethik, Lady priest and parroche 
clerk of Bennathy, and boitman of Ylay, . . . [heresy clause] : 
. . . Subscriuit ... at the abbay of Cowpar, the pennult 
day of Aprile . . . j m v c fifty and five zeris. 



120 register of tacks of 

Tack to Colin Campbell, of the Half of Crwnaue, and 
Sixth Part of Ballmyll. 
129. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for male lattin ... to oure familiar seruand, 
Colyne Campbell, Isabell Bichertson, his spous future, and to 
ane air maill, ... all and hale oure half town and landis 
of Crwnane, quhilk vmquhile Archibald Andersoun brukit and 
josit before, togidder with the teind schewis of the samyn, 
. . . for . . . thairis lyftymmes : . . . They payand 
thairfor zerelie to ws . . . the sowm of aucht pundis, 
sevintene schillingis, ten penneis, . . . xiij bollis of hors 
corn, . . . with tway maill turssis of fodder, xxxij pultre 
gude and sufficient, iij 1 * vj fidderis of petis casting and wynnyng, 
and sail [lead] of the samyn to oure place of Cowpar xxxiij 
fidderis, with tuay gret dracht to lyme, sclait, leid, tymmer, or 
colis, zerelie, give thai be chargit thairto ; and for thair teind 
. . . xiiij b ij fs gude and sufficient mele, and vij b ij f beir, 
sufficient and merkat gude, with iiij teind turssis fodder, togidder 
with all vther ariage, &c. : . . . And als we, the saidis abbot 
and convent, has grantit, set, and to ferme lattin ... to 
the said Colyne, his spous future, and air male, ... all and 
hale ane sext part of our town and landis of Balmyle, quhilk 
vmquhile Androw Crokat brukit and josit afore, togidder with the 
teind schewis of the samyn, . . . for . . . thairis lyftymmes 
as said is : Thay payand zerely thairfor to ws x b 2 pairt pect 
gude and sufficient mele, x b 2 pairt pect here, . . . tway b ij f 
ijpcs f nors corn, . . . with ane maill turss fodder, xij capones 
and xij pultre, . . . xxvj fidderis of petis leding ; . . . and 
for thair teind of the samyn viij b ij f ijp cs mele, iiij b ane f ijp*' 8 bere, 
. . with thre turs of teind fodder, . . . and sail do 
thair det lelie and trewlie for bayth the saidis takkis to our 
corn miln of Kethik, Lady preist and parroche clerk of Bennathy, 
and bot man of Hay, aid vse and wont, [heresy clause] : . . . 
oubscri'Oit ... at the abbay of Couper, the last day of 
Aprile . . j™ v e lv zeris. 



THE ABBEY OF CUP AH. 121 

[Fol. 58.] 

Tack to Patrick Galloway, of Two Acres in Cars- 
grange. 

130. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattyng ... to our louittis Pattoun 
Gallowey, Jonet Keir, his spous, James Gallowey, thair sone, 
Elizabetht Jakson, his spous, and to ane thair air maill, . . . 
all and hale the tway acris of land, with houssis, toft, and zard, 
. . . quhilk the said Pattone, and Jonet, his spous, brukis and 
josis now instantlie, for . . . thairis ly ft) mines : . . . 
Pay and thairfor zerelie to ws . . . the sowm of xiij 8 iiij d 
. . . togidder with aucht pultre, . . . with all vther 
ariage, &c, . . . and sail do thair det lelelie and trewlie to 
our Bogmyln, [heresy clause] ; . . . and . . . has . . . 
ordanit . . . honourable men, Thomas Turnbull, Alexander 
Jaksone, our . . . bailze or bailzeis, &c. : . . . Sub- 
scriuit ... at the abbay of Couper, the xxv day of Maij 
. . . j m v c fifty and five zeris. And to the fabric of the 
monastery they have paid £10. 



Tack to Alexander Thome, of a Fourth Part 
of Cotzardis. 

131. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Alexander 
Thome, Isabell Palay, his spous, and to ane air maill, . . . 
all and hale ane quarter of our town and landis of Cotzardis, 
. . . quhilk Williame Turnbull brukit and josit afore, . . . 
for all the dais of thairis and ilkane of thairis lyftymmes, 
. . . with powar to thame to mak subtenentis : . . 
Payand thairfor zerelie . . . foure pundis, sex schillingis, 
sevin penneis, . . . tuelf pultre, . . . tway bollis of hors 
come, . . . with all vther ariage, &c. ; . . . and for the 



122 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

teind schewis of the samyn zerelie sail pay sevin bollis of mele 
and thre bollis tway ferlottis bere, . . . with thre turss fodder, 
. . . and sail do thair det lelely and trewlie to our corn miln 
of Blaklaw, Lady preist and parroche clerk of Bennathy, and 
boitman of Hay, eftir the aid laudable vse and consuetude of this 
lordschip, . . . [heresy clause] : . . . Subscriuit . . . 
at Cowpar forsaid, the xx day of Julij . . . ane thousand 
five hundretht fyfty and five zeris. And to the fabric of the 
monastery they have paid £50. 



[FoL 59.] 

Tack to John Thome, in Balbrogy. 

132. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin . . . to our louittis Johne Thome, 
Cristine Hill, his spous, and to ane thair assignay, ... all 
and hale ane auchtane part off oure town and landis of Wester 
Balbrogy, . . . with the teind schaifhs of the samyn, siclyk 
as thai bruke now instantlie, for . . . thairis lyftymmes : 
. . . Thay payand thairfor zerelie . . . thre pundis, sex 
schillingis, audit penneis, . . . with five bollis of gude 
quhyt aitis, tuelf pultre sufficient, casting and wynnyng of 
tuenty five fidderis of petis in our est myre of Balbrogy, . . . 
and sail leid tuelf and ane half fidderis of thame to our place of 
Couper, with ane gret draucht of foure oxin and tway horse 
zerelie to lyme, sclait, colis, salt, or tymmer, fra Dunde or vther 
placis, with ane maill turs of fodder ; and for the teind schaiffis 
of the samyn sex bollis mele and thre bollis bere, sufficient and 
merkat gude, and tway turs fodder, with all arage, carage, and 
dew seruice, vse and wont, . . . and sail do thair det to 
our corn miln of Kethik, Lady preist and parroche clerk of Ben- 
nathy, and boit man of Hay, . . . [heresy clause] : . . . 
Subscriuit ... at Cowpar forsaid, the xix day of October 
. . . j m v c lv zeris. And to the fabric of the monastery they 
have paid 80 merks usual money. 



the abbey of cupar. 123 

Tack to William Pery, in Cothill. 

133. Be it kennit till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abot of the abbay of Couper, ... to hewe grantit, 
set, and for male lattin ... to our louittis William Pery, 
Katrin Chepman, his spous, and to ane thair aire niaile, 
. . . all and hale ane auchten part of Kethik, callit the 
Cothill, . . . siklyk as thae bruik now instantlie, for . . . 
thairis lyftymis : . . . Thae peing zeirlie therfor to ws 
. . . the sowme of sex merkis and fourte penneis guid and 
wsuall mony of Scotland, . . . the teind thairof reseruit in 
our awin handis, the quhiik thae sail leid at ordinance and com- 
mand of ws, . . . auchtein cok and hein, . . . and for 
carrage thae sail leid sewintein fidder of peit and truf zeirlie, 
. . . with ane greit draucht in the zeire to sclait, lyme, colis, 
leid, or tymmer, . . . twa bollis of aitis, . . . and sail 
do thair det lelely and trewly to our corne my In of Kethik, Lady 
preist and parroche dark of Benathe, and boit man of Ylae : 
. . . Prowyding all wais that in cace we tak ony part of the 
said town in our awin handis, that part to be leid apon the eist 
syd, nixt the place, and that nochtwithstanding ony letter of 
tak or vther vretting maid in the contrar, [heresy clause] : . . . 
Subscryuit ... at Couper, xix day of October . . . j m 
v c lv zeris. And to the fabric of the monastery they have paid 
£36. 



[Fol. 60.] 

Tack to Fynlay Alexander, in Kethik. 

134. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
sett, and for maill lattin ... to oure louittis Findlay 
Alexander, Annabell Angus, his spous, and to ane air maill, 
. . . all and hale thair tak and tenement callit the Cowbyre 
of Kethik, . . . siciyk as thai bruke now instantlie, togidder 
with the teind schewis of the samyn, for . . . nynetene 
zeris, . . . thair entres ... to begin at the feist of 



124 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

Witsunday . . . ane thousand five hundretlit fifty and sex 
zeris : . . . Haiffand thair commounte in the mwre of Mont- 
kell : . . . Thay payand thairfor zerelie to ws . . . the 
sowm of fourty schillingis, . . . togidder with xxiiij cok 
and hen sufficient for thair pultre, with all vther ariage, &c; 
. . . and for thair teind tway bollis mele and ane boll bere, 
. . . with ane turs fodder, . . . and sail do thair det 
lelelie and trewlie to oure come rniln of Kethik, and boitman 
of Ylay, vse and wont, . . . [heresy clause]: . . . Sub- 
script ... at the abbay of Cowpar, the xiij day of October 
. . . j m v c lv zeris. And to the fabric of the monastery they 
have paid 12 merks. 

[Fol. 61.] 
Tack to Walter Ogiluy, Knight, of the Kirk of Alwecht. 

135. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif set and 
for maill lattin ... to oure welebelouittis Walter Ogiluy of 
Dunlugis, and Dame Alisone Hume, his spous, and to the 
langast levand of thame tway, and to thar airis and assignais, 
ane or may, all and hale oure teind schawis, fruttis, offerandis, 
rentis, and emolimentis of oure parroche kirk of Alweycht, 
bayth personage and vicarage of the samyn, with the pertenens, 
lyand within the diocye of Abirdene and scherefdome of Bamf, 
for all the dais and termes of nynetene zeris nixi and immediat 
following the terme of Beltane, callit the Inventioun of the 
Halie Croce, and Lammes, callit ad vincula Sancti Petri ; that 
is to say, to the said vicarage, fruttis, rentis, offerandis, and 
emolimentis thairof at the said feist of Beltane, and to the said 
teind schawis at the said feist of Lammes, viz., Beltane and 
Lammes in the zeir of God j m five hundretht and fifty sex 
zeris; haldand and for to hald all and hale the saidis teind 
schawis and vicarage of Alweycht, with the fruttis, rentis, 
offerandis, emolimentis, and pertenentis thairof, to the saidis 
Sir Walter, Dame Alisone Hume, his spous, and to the lan- 
gast lewar of thame tway, thair airis and assignais, ane or may, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 125 

off ws and oure successouris, for all the dais and space of the 
saidis nynetene zeris, with all and sindrie vtheris thair com- 
moditeis, obuentiones, rychtis, oblationes, and dewiteis per- 
tening and that rychtwuslie may pertene thairto, during the 
said space of nynetene zeris, frelie, quietlie, wele, and in pace, 
hut ony reuocatione, obstakle, impediment, or ganecalling quhat- 
sumeuir: The saidis Sir Walter, and Dame Alisone Hume, his 
spous, and the langast lewar of thame tway, thair airis, assig- 
nais, or factouris, payand zerly thairfor to ws and oure suc- 
cessouris or our factouris during the said space the sowm of 
threscore fourtene pundis vsuall money of this realme, at tway 
vsuall termes in the zere, Witsunday, and Meitymes in winter, 
be evin portiones of maill alanerlie, togidder with ten pundis 
zerlie to the vicare of the said kirk, with his glebe and manse, 
and ten merkis money to the stall of Abirden, as vse and 
wont wes, with procurage, synage, and all vther dewiteis aucht 
and vsit to the bischope, except the subside, give it beis re- 
couerit ; and give it happinnis, as God forbeit it do, the said 
Sir Walter, Dame Alisone Hume, his spous, thair airis or assig- 
nais, to hald ony oppinniones of hereseis and bydis obstinatlie 
thairat, in that cace this our said letter of tak to be of nane 
avale, force, nor effect fra thyne furtht, and to returne to ws 
agane, sway we may frelie dispone thairupoun as salbe thocht 
expedient be ws : And we, forsutht, oure successouris and con- 
vent of the said abbay, this present letter of tak and assedatione 
of all and sindrie the teind schawis, fruttis, rentis, offerandis, 
and emolimentis of our said kirk of Allweycht, bayth personage 
and vicarage, with thair pertenentis, to the said Sir Walter, 
Dame Alisone Hume, his spous, and to the langast levand of 
thame tway, thair airis and assignais, during the saidis xix zeris, 
in all and be all thingis as is abunewrittin, aganis all deidly, sail 
acquiet, warand, and defend, as law will, but fraud or gyle : In 
witnes of the quhilk to thir our lettres, subscriuit with our 
handis, abbot and convent forsaidis, the commoune sele of our 
cheptour is appensit, at Couper, the xxviij day of the monetht of 
December the zere of God ane thousand five hundretht and fifty 
five zeris, befor this witnes, &c, : And we, 



126 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

the abbot and convent of Cowpar forsaid, with consent of the 
said Sir Walter, willis at all assedationes maid herupone afore 
to be of na strentht, force, nor effect, in tyme cumniyng, except 
this present assedatione abunewrittin, and at this writ vnder- 
maid haif siclyk strentht, robur, and effect as it had bene 
writtin in the body principal of the assedatione forsaid, in all 
tyme to cum during the samyn. [Cancelled by renewal] 

Presentation of Sir George Scott, Chaplain, to the 
Vicarage of the Church of Elveth. 

136. Presentation, addressed to William, bishop of Aberdeen, 
by Donald, abbot of Cupar, and convent thereof, in favour of 
Sir George Scott, presbyter and chaplain, to the cure of the 
vicarage of the parish church of Alwecht, with its emoluments, 
etc., when it shall become vacant by the death, or otherwise, of 
Sir Gilbert Bard, chaplain, vicar and possessor thereof; praying 
the bishop to collate the said Sir George Scott, in due form. 
Signed and sealed at Cupar, 3d January 1556. 



[Fol. 62.] 

Tack to Robert Turnbull, in Denheid. 

137. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Couper, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and tor male lattm ... to oure louittis Robert Turnbull 
in Denheid, Katrine Crokat, his spous, Johne Turnbull, thair 
sone, , his spous, and to ane [air] maill, . . . 

all and hale our town and landis callit the Wester Denheid, 

. . togidder with all and halo ane quarter of our town and 
Landis of Arthurstane, . . . and to thair subtenentis, ane 
or may, . . . siclyk as the said Robert brukis and josifl 
now instant lie, tor . . . thairis lyftymmis : . . . Payand 
eerelie . . . aughtf* sevintene 8 x d . . . xiij bollis of hora 
mm, . . . xxxij cok and hen BUfnoient, iij xx vj iidderis of 
petia casting and wynnyng in oure est myre, . . . and sail 
leid bo OUT -aid abbay zerolie xxxiij fidderis of the samyn, with 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 12? 

tway tiirs of ait fodder, and tway gret drawcht of sclait, leid, 
irne, or tymmer zerelie, give thai be chargeit ; and als thai sail 
pay zerelie for the said quarter of Arthurstane the sowm of 
foure pundis, aught 3 xj d . . . with xvj eok and hen, tway 
bollis of horse corn, with ane turs of fodder, with castin and 
wynnyng of xxxiij fidderis petis in matter forsaid, and leding 
of the tane half of the samyn to our said place, with all vther 
arage, carage, dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and wont ; reseruand 
the teindis of bayth the saidis takkis in our awing hand ; . . . 
and thai sail ... do thair det to our corn iniln of Kethik, 
parroche clerk and Lady preist of Bennathy, and boit man of 
Hay, efter the auld vse and consuetude, . . . [heresy clause] : 
. . . Attoure we, the saidis abbot and convent, . . . makis, 
constitutis, and ordanis honorable men, Thomas Kennedy, 
Maister Dauid Campbell, our very lauchfull and indouttit bailze 
or bailzeis : . . . Subscriuit ... at our forsaid abbay 
of Cowpar, the vij day of Xouember . . . ane thousand five 
hundretht fifty and sex zeris : Attour the saidis personis abune- 
writtin sail pay zerelie for the quarter of Arthurstane ane gret 
draucht of lyme, sclait, leid, irne, or tymmer ; and will at this 
last claus haif strentht as it wer put in the body of this letter. 



Tack to Henry Brown, in Westhorne, Etc. 

138. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif set 
and for maill lattin ... to oure louittis Henry Broun, 
Margeory Scot, his spous, and to James Brown, thair sone, and 
failzeing of the said James, thair sone, or his entres before his 
faderis and moderis deces, to Alexander Broun, thair vther sone, 

. . all and hale our tak and landis callit the Westhorne, 
togidder with the teind schevis of the samyn, siclyk as the said 
Henry brukis and josis now instantle, for . . . thairis 
lyftymmes : . . . Paying thairfor zerelie . . . sax pundis 
threttene 8 foure penneis, . . . foure bollis ane ferlot of 
blak aitis, tuelf bollis of clene dicht quheit, gude and sufficient 



128 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

stuf ; for tkair teind fourty aucht pultre, with ane furnist spere 
to seme the quenis grace auctorite, and my lord abbot for the 
tyme ; with commoune cariage as thair nychtbouris dois, wse 
and wont, with all vther dewiteis and dew seruice, conforme to 
oure rentale ; . . . and sail do thair det to the Bogmyln, 
. . . [heresy clause'] : . . . Subscriuit ... at Cowpar 
forsaid, the sevint day of August . . . ane thousand five 
hundretht fyfty and sevin zeris. And to the fabric of the 
monastery they have paid £110. 



[Fol. 63.] 

Tack to Patrick Hering, of Arthurstane. 

139. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif sett 
and for maill lattin ... to oure louittis Patrik Hering, 
and to ane his airis male, lauchfully gottin or to be gottin of his 
body, and failzeing of the said air maill, to ane vther his air 
maill quhatsumeuir, ... all and halle the thre quarteris 
of our townn and landis of Arthirstane, quhilk the said Patrik 
brukis and josis now instantlie, for . . . thairis lyftymmes, 
. . . with the teind schevis ; . . . reserwand to ws and 
to our successouris the herzeldis of ilk pleucht of land quhen 
thai sail happin to vaik, and to be vptakin and inbrocht till our 
vse, with powar to thame to maik subtenentis, ane or may, being 
of na gretar degre nor stait na thame self: Paying thairfor 
zerelie . . . threttene pundis, sax 8 ix d . . . xv bollis 
of hors come, . . . thre male turssis of fodder, fourty 
aucht pultre, fourescore nynetene fidderis of petis casting and 
wynnyng in ony myre or mos maist ewus, quhair we may get 
licence thairto, siclyk as Balbrogy dois, and sail leid fourty nyne 
fidderis and ane half fidder of the samyn to our place of Couper ; 
and for the teind schavis . . . sail pay zerelie nyne bollis 
thre ferlottis bere, and tuenty bollis ane ferlot mele, with sax 
teind turssis fodder, with all vther average, carage, dewiteis and 
dew seruice, vse and wont ; and sail find ane furnist spere to 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 129 

ryde in our cuinpanye, in the queois grace seruice and auctorite, 
vpoun thair awin expens, with ane furnist cariage hors to turs 
our cariage in tymmes forsaid, . . . and sail do thair det to 
oure corn myln of Kethik, Lady preist and parroche clerk of 
Bennathy, and boit man of Ylay, . . . \1ieresy clause] : 
. . . Subscriptioun of ilkane of our handis, at Cowpar, the 
aucht day of Maij . . . j m v° lvij zeris. And to the fabric 
of the monastery they have paid £60. 



Tack to George Turnbull, of Ester Dbtmme. 

140. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for male lattin ... to our louitt George Turnbull, 
and to ane his airis maill, lauchfullie gottin betuix him and 
vmquhile Jonet Donald, his spous, and to thair subtenentis, ane 
or may, ... all and hale oure town and landis callit Ester 
Drymme, . . . siclyk as vmquhile Bobert Bollok brukit 
and josit afore, for all the dais and termes of the said George 
and his airis malis lyftymmes, ... as the saidis landis lyis 
in breid and lentht, with methis and merchis as efter followis, 
conforme to ane decret gevin vnder forme of Instrument in ane 
fensit court haldin be Maister Dauid Campbell, bailze deput to 
ane noble and mychty lord, James, Lord Ogiluy, baillie principall 
of the said abbay, in presens of the said Donald, abbot of Coupar, 
vpoun the said grund the xij day of October . . . j m v c 
fifte and thre zeris; that is to say, to the burn betuix Ester 
Drymme and Middill Drymme, begynand at Polcroster in the 
water of Arycht and haldis to croft ISTewtok one that ane part ; 
and fra the said croft Newtek northt vp to the my re, with 
commoun pastour to the Halkstane; and fra that est to the 
Studystane ; and fra that to the burn callit Aldnecrecht, as aid 
vse and wont wes ; with the croft of land callit the Well medow, 
lyand at the est fald, begynand at the burn northt to the mos, 
as the said croft is devidit be carnis of stanis ; and fra the said 

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130 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

croft of the Well ruedow, with commune pastour, to ane vther 
croft besyde Wester Drynime, callit the Owar hawcht, with 
commoun lonen fra the said croft Newtok, northt vp to the mos 
and to the Halkstane, with the remanent merchis abune thame, 
extending in breid to viij" of futtis of just mesour : The said 
George and his air maill forsaid payand thairfore zerelie to ws 
. . . the sowm of threttene merkis, . . . togidder with 
foure dusane cok and hen sufficient for thair pultrie, with all 
vther arage, carage, dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and wont, 
. . . and sail do thair det lelely and trewlie to oure corne 
niyln of Wester Drymme, . . . [heresy clause] : Subscriuit 
. . . at Couper forsaid, the sevint day of August . . . 
jm v c i v jj zer i s And to the fabric of the monastery they have 
paid 20 merks. 



[FoL 64.] 
Copy of Instrument of Division of the Lands of Ester 

Drymme. 

141. The xij day of October the zere of God j m v c fifty and 
thre zeris : Comperit vpoun the grund of Myddill Drymme, and 
the grund of Ester Drymme, ane venerable fader in God, 
Donald, abbot of Coupar, with Maister Dauid Campbell, his 
baillie, and causit fens ane court vpoun the said grund, efter the 
tenour of his precept ; and callit Harbert Turnbull in Myddill 
Drymme, at the instance of George Turnbull in Ester Drymme, 
for wrangus and violent occupatioun, and ryving out of certane 
faldis of corne land, allegit be the said George to pertene to 
him in commonte and to his saidis landis of Ester Drymme ; 
and thair the said reuerend fader and his baillie ressauit and 
tuke in the commune selis of the saidis Georgis and Harbert of 
the saidis landis, and avisit thairwith : And with consent of bayth 
the saidis parteis, submittand thame to the said reuerend faderis 
decret amicable to be gevin thairin, and he being avisit thair- 
with the saidis common selis and assedationes, and the con- 
sideratioun of certane honest men chosing in the debait forsaid 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 131. 

betuix the saidis parteis of before ; and thair faud, pronuncit, 
and delyuerit, that the landis of Ester Dryrnme, with the 
pertenens, pertenit to the said George Turnbull in assedatioun, 
efter the tenor of his commune sele, begynand at the merchis 
following: that is to say, to the burn betuix Ester Dryrnme 
and Middill Dryrnme, begynand at Polcroster in the water of 
Arycht and haldis to croft Newtok one that ane part ; and fra 
the said croft Newtok northt vp to the myre with commune 
pastour to the Halkstane ; and fra that est to the Studystane ; 
and fra that to the burn callit Aldnecrecht, as aid vse and wont 
wes : And thairfor decernit the said Harbert had done wrang in 
ry ving out of the forsaidis fra the croft Newtok est to the myre : 
And decernit and ordanit that the croft of land callit the Well 
medow, lyand at the est fald, pertenit in all tymmis to cum in 
propirte to the saidis George landis of Ester Dryrnme; be- 
gynand at the burn northt to the mos, as the croft is devidit be 
carnis of stanis; and siclyk fra the said croft with commune 
pastour to ane vther croft lyand besyde Wester Dryrnme, callit 
the Owar hawcht, quhilk croft in lyk wys sail pertene to the 
said George and his landis of Ester Dryrnme in propirte, with 
common lonen, to the said George and his landis of Ester 
Dryrnme, fra the said croft Newtok northt vp to the Halkstane ; 
and the remanent merchis abune thame extending in breid to 
viij" of futtis of just mesour : And decernit the remanent now 
revin out landis be the said Harbert to remane with him and 
his landis of Middill Dryrnme in propirte : Providing all wais 
that it sail nocht be leifsum to the said Harbert or George in 
tymmis cummyng to ryve furtht ony forder of the landis of the 
said commonte in ony tymmis cummyng, and decernit this 
present decret to be in vberiori forma with all claussis necessar : 
Vpoun the quhilk the saidis reuerend fader and parteis forsaid 
askit instrumentis : Before thir witnes, James Hering of 
Glasclune, James Hering of Wester Gormok, Robert Turnbull 
in Denheid, Sir John Houytt, prebendare of Kippane, Robert 
Sinclare in Litill Blar, Colyne Campbell, seruand to my Lord of 
Coupar, Symon Donald and Patrik Donald in the Grange, with 
vtheris diuers. 



132 register of tacks of 

Tack to David Cuben, and Marioun Bell, his Spouse, 
Etc., of Two Acres of Land in Baitschele. 

142. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, set, and for 
maill lattin ... to oure louittis Dauid Cwben, Marioun 
Bell, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all and hale the 
tway acris of land lyand in the Baitschele haucht, with toft and 
croft of the samyn, togidder with the teind schaiffis thairof, with 
houssis, mans, and zard in the Xew Cawsay, quhilk thai brake 
and josis now instantlie; togidder with priuilege of brewing, 
for . . . thairis lyftymmes : . . . Thay paying thairfor 
zerelie to ws . . . the sowm of threttene schillingis four 
penneis vsuall money of Scotland, . . . sax pultre cok and 
hen sufficient, with cariage to sand and salt quhen thai ar 
requirit thairto, with all vther dewiteis and dew seruice, vse 
and wont : And als we, the said abbot and convent, has set in 
assedatioun to the said Dauid, Marioun, his spous, and to thair 
air maill forsaid, all and hale the teind schavis of the saidis 
tway acris : Payand zerelie thairfor to ws . . . 

ane boll tway ferlottis victual! sufficient, tway pairt mele and 
thrid pairt bere, . . . and sail do thair det [to] oure corn 
miln of Kethik, vse and wont; . . . and sail keip and 
bane oure medowis and brwme parkis fra thame selffis, 
seruandis, and gudis, vnder the pane of ane amercyament ; and 
for the said Dauidis dayly operatioun and werk in our said 
abbay sail haif siclyk bollis and fe as he has now at the makin 
of this letter, . . . [heresy clause] : Subscriuit 

. . . at Cowpar forsaid, the xxvij day of October . . . 
ane thousand five hundretht lvij zeris. 

[Fol. 65.] 

Tack to James Hering, of Wester Drymme, Etc. 

143. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to oure welebelouittis James 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 133 

Hering of Wester Gormok, Archibald Hering, his sone, 
his spous, . . . and to thair snbtenentis, ... all and 
hale oure town and landis callit Wester Drymme, with' the miln 
and myln landis of the sarayn, viz., ane pairt of the said miln 
landis lyand vpoun the est syde of the burn of Wester Drymme, 
togidder with the multyr and multyr schevis of the' said miln, 
siclyk as the said James brukis and josis now instantlie, to- 
gidder with the teind schevis of Wester Drymme, . . . haif- 
fand thair commonte in the forest of Alycht, ... for all 
the dais and termes of thairis and ilkane of thairis lyftymmes : 
. . . Thay payand thairfor zerelie to ws ... for the 
town and landis of Wester Drymme, and for the teind schevis 
of the samyn, fifty sex bollis victuall, tway pairt mele and thrid 
pairt bere, gude and sufficient stuf, or ellis nyne schilliagis 
vsuall money of Scotland for ilk boll, . . . with threscore 
foure laidis of petis sufficient gude and dry zeirlie ; and for the 
said miln and miln landis the sowm of sax pundis ; . . . 
with hame bringyn of the miln stanis, haldin in of the water to 
the miln, and v[p]haldin of the miln hous efferingto thair part ; 
(Oure tenentis of Ester and Myddill Drymmeis vphaldand the 
said myln hous, halding in of the water and hame bringin of 
the miln stanis, ilkane effering to thair part respectiue, conforme 
to thair malingis;) with tway,dusane of capones gude and 
sufficient, and ilk tway zere ane sufficient clene fed bair ; and 
sail furnis ane furnist spere, in absence of the said James, 
Archibald, his sone, or airis mailis forsaidis, in all hostyngis, raidis, 
or assemblais in the autoriteis seruice and owris, with ane fur- 
nist carage hors and man to the abbottis cariage in tymmes 
forsaid, with coramoun carage to bring hame our cheis and 
rwngis, vse and wont : And we, the said abbot and convent, gevis 
and grantis be thir presentis to the said James, Archibald, his 
sone, . . . and to the saidis Archibaldis airis male, . . . 
the office of fosterschip and keping of our woddis of Wester 
Drymme ; and thai sail hane and kepe the samyn fra thame self, 
seruandis, and tenentis, and all vtheris at thai may stop at thair 
vter powar, except to the vphald of the said grund alanerle, 
vnder the pane of ane vnlaw of grene wod ; and sail do thair 



134 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

dewiteis lelelie and trewlie to the Lady preist and parroche clerk 
of Bennathy, and boitrnan of Hay, siclyk as the said town pait 
afore quhen [it] wes lauborit be husband men vsit and wont at 
that tyme : Reseruand in our awin handis all herezeldis of the 
men duelling within our saidis landis of Wester Drymme, to be 
tane vp and inbrocht to oure vse; . . . and als . . . 
sail put our said town and myln and landis with the pertenens 
to all pollecy thai may : Providing . all wayis that [they] 
. . . sail nocht apropriat ony of the commonte to thame 
selffis, nor sail mak impediment to ony of our tenentis of Couper- 
grange, Milnhorn, and abune the water of Arycht, and speceale 
our malt men, for powing of hadder, vse and wont, [heresy 
clause] : . . . Subscriuit ... at Cowpar forsaid, the xxij 
day of October . . . ane thousand five hundretht fifty and 
sevin zeris. And to the fabric of the monastery they have paid 
£200. 



[Fol. 66.] 

Tack to Alexander Baxter, of Two Acres of Land. 

144. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to half grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to oure louitt familiar serui- 
tour, Alexander Baxter, his spous, and to ane air maill, 

. . . all and hale the tway acris and ane half rude of land, 
Ivand before the houssis nixt Robert Alexander's acris one the 
est part, extandand to the mele merkat one the west part, siclyk 
as vmquhile Johne Wilsone, alias Lawte, brukit and josit 
before, and now occupit and manurit be the said Alexander at 
this present tyme : Reseruand and kepand the commoun gait als 
braid and large as vse and wont wes of before, togidder with all 
and sindrie preuilegis and fredomes of burgh in baronye, siclyk 
as the inhabitantis of our burgh of Kethek josis and brukis, 
haiffand thairto thair fewall in oure Monkmyre as efferis, sic as 
we sail assigne to thame or our olficiaris, with commonte of the 
Baitschele and Cawsayend, and tway kyis gyrs : . . . Pay- 
and thairfore zerlye to ws . . . thre bollis of here, sufficient 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 135 

gude stuf and merkat lyk, to be delyuerit in our granaris of 
Cowpar, with the samyn met as we ressaif the laif of our firmis, 
with vther dew seruice, audit and wont ; and thai sail put the 
saidis acris of land, toft, and zard, to all possible pollecy, of biggin 
of houssis, chameris, and stablis, for the ressaving of strangeris 
honestlie, and sail minister to thame hors meit and mannis meit 
as efferis, . . . doand thair det to our corn miln of Kethik, 
Lady preist and parroche clerk of Bennathy, and boit man of 
Ylay, . . . payand thair teindis and offerandis and dewiteis 
to haly kirk as efferis : Atour we . . . gevis powar and 
licence to the saidis personis to mak subtenentis, ane or may, of 
na gretar degre nor stait na thame self, and to input and output 
the samyn als oft as thai think expedient, and sail present the 
samyn to ws and mak thair aitht of fedelite to ws, . . . 
[heresy clause] : . . . Subscriuit ... at the abbay of 
Cowpar, the saxt day of September . . . j m v c lvij zeris. 
Composition gratis for his service. 



Charter of Feu-farm to Thomas Ogiluy, and Jonet Fraser, 
his Spouse, of the Lands of Wester Bogside. 

145. Charter by Donald, abbot of Cupar, and convent of the 
same ; whereby, in consideration of certain sums paid by 
Thomas Ogiluy of Wester Craig, for the use of the monastery, 
for the repair of the church and ruinous houses of the same, 
they have given, granted, and let to the foresaid Thomas Ogiluy, 
and Jonet Fraser, his wife, and the longer liver of them two, 
in conjunct fee, and their heirs and assignees, all and whole 
the lands of Wester Bogsyde, with pertinents lying in the 
lordship of Cupar, within the sheriffdom of Perth : To be 
held by the said Thomas, his spouse, and their lawful heirs, 
whom failing, the lawful heirs of the body of the said Thomas, 
whom all failing, by John Ogiluy, son natural of the said 
Thomas, and his heirs-male whomsoever, of the abbot or com- 
mendator and convent, in feu-farm for ever : Paying therefor 
yearly the sum of 40s. Scots, as formerly paid, with 6s. 8d. of 



136 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

augmentation, amounting to 46s. 8d. ; also one plea yearly after 
the feast of Michael the Archangel, at the monastery, and 
doubling the feu-farm at the entry of heirs : Moreover, the 
said Thomas, and Jonet, his spouse, and heirs forsaid, shall, 
if necessary and when required, freely receive and faithfully 
preserve on the said lands of Wester Bogside, the teind sheaves 
of the lower part of the parish of the church of Glennylay, and 
shall have granaries prepared for the same ; and also they shall 
keep up and have in all time future a common malt kiln (brasinam 
communem) upon the said lands, with meat and drink to be sold to 
the abbot and convent and their tenants and servants travelling 
between their lands of Glenylay and the said monastery : In 
witness to which charter, they subscribe with their hands, and 
append the common seal of the chapter, along with the privy 
seal of the Queen, and the manual subscription of Mary, queen- 
dowager and regent of the kingdom, in token of consent to the 
premises, at Cupar, 22d April 1557. 

[Fol. 67.] 
Tack to Dauid Campbell, of the Church of Glenylay. 

146. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our welebelouittis seruand 
and familiar, Maister Dauid Campbell, and to his assignais and 
subtenentis, ... all and hale the teind schevis, profettis, 
and oblationes quhatsumeuir of our kirk of Glenylay, bayth 
personage and vicarage : Eeseruand as in tymmes bygane in our 
awing handis the teindis of our bowhowssis with the teindis of 
hors, ky, and scheipe, vsit and wont of before, for . . . 
nynetene zeris : . . . Payand thairfore zerlie to ws . . . 
the sowm of fowrescore of pundis, . . . togidder with the 
annuall pait furtht of the said kirk to the abbay of Cam- 
buskynnecht and brethren, with all vther maner of ordinar and 
extraordinar exactioun awand furtht of the said kirk quhatsum- 
euir, as vse and wont wes ; haldand vp the queir and alter with 
ornamentis as accordis ; and give it happinis the said Maister 
Dauid, his assigneyis or subtenentis forsaidis, to failzie in 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 137 

payment inakin of the premissis, as God forbeit it do, it salbe 
leissum to ws and our successouris to persew thame vpoun 
tkair awin expens before ony juge, spirituall or temporall, as law- 
will, [heresy clause] : . . . Subscriuit ... at Cowpar 
forsaid, the xxvj day of Nouember . . . ane thousand five 
hundretht fifty and sevin zeris. Composition 200 merks. 

[Fol. 68.] 

Tack to John Campbell, of Sowtekhous. 

147. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our welebel "uittis Johne 
Campbell, Elizabetht Blaklok, his spous, and to ane air maill, 
. . . and failzeing thairof to ane air maill of the said 
Johannis berand his armys and surname quhatsumeuir, and to 
thair subtenentis, ... all and hale our Sowtarhous land 
of Kethik, with houssis and toft pertenyng to the samyn, 
togidder with the Mwretoun, and with the tway talis of land last 
maid to ws be the last perambule betuix the abbay of Scone 
and ws, and specialie with sex and tw T enty heid of catell, nolt 
and hors, in commoun pastour in the mwre of Monkell, . . . 
siclyk as vniquhile Dauid Esse, and Elizabetht Blair, his spous, 
brukit and josit afore, togidder with the teind schevis of the 
samyn, for . . . thairis lyftymmes : . . . Thay paying 
thairfore zeirlie to ws . . . the sowm of aucht pundis, . . . 
tuay dusoun of caponis sufficient, foure bollis of gude aitis, 
. . . and for the said teind zerlie tuelf bollis of bere and 
viij b mele; . . . with thre carage in the zere, and ane 
draucht to lyme, tymmer, leid, or sclait, give thai be chargeit 
thairto, with all vther dewiteis, . . . payand thair multure 
to our corne my In of Kethik, the ane and tuenty corne, as the 
laif of the lordschip dois, . . . doand thair dewite and det 
to the Lady preist and parroche clerk of Bennathy, and boitman 
of Hay, . . . [heresy clause] ; . . . atour we . . . 
makis, constitutis, and ordanis Maister Dauid Campbell, Dauid 
Ogiluy, oure veray lauchtfull bailze or bailzeis : . . . Sub- 
scriuit ... at Cowpar forsaid, the xxvj day of Nouembris 



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ane thousand five lmndretht fifty and sevin zeris: 
Reseruand all wayis the herezeldis of thame that laubouris the 
said grund for the tyme, to be tane vp and disponit be ws and 
our successouris ; and will that this last claus haif strentht and 
effect as it wer insert in the body of this letter. 

Tack to Findlay M'Cakbre, of Three Acres of Balgyrsche. 

148. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif set and 
for maill lattin ... to our louit familiar seruitour, Findlay 
Makcarbry, and to Johne Makcarbry, his bruthir germane, . . . 
all and hale the thre akiris of land lyand in Balgyrscho, with 
the pertenens, quhilk vmquhile Symon Wilsone brukit and josit 
afore, for thair lyftymmes, . . . with houssis, 
toft, and zard pertenyng to the samyn : . . . Payand 
zerelie thairfore to ws . . . the sowm of tuenty schillings. 
. . . with thre cok and hen sufficient for thair pultre, with 
all vther dewiteis ; . . . and thai sail haif preuilege and 
fredome to hald thre sowmys of ky with thair followaris, with 
commoun pastour of the said town, and sail help zerelie to fut 
our turffis in the mwre of Montkell, . . . and sail do thair 
det to our come roiln of Kethik, . . . [heresy claim | : 
. . . Subscriuit ... at Cowpar forsaid, the xxvij day of 
September . . . ane thousand five hundretht fifty and sevin 
zeris : And this commoun sele is grantit to the personis forsaid, 
becaus Eobert Wilson, sone to the said vmquhile Symon, quhay 
hail rycht to the saidis acris, with the pertenens, has renuncit 
the samyn in our presens, and has delyuerit in takin thairof his 
faderis and his awin common sele to ws in favouris of the saidis 
personis. 

[Fol. 69.] 

Charter to George Ogiluy, Son of Walter Ogiluy of Dun- 
lugys, Knight, of the Lands of Alweth and Inner- 
ychtny, with fishings on the water of do verne. 

149. Charter by Donald, abbot of Cupar and convent thereof, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 139 

following on precept of Clare Constat, and resignation by Walter 
Ogiluy of Dunlugus, knight, and Alison Hwme, his spouse, in 
favour of George Ogiluy of Casteltoun, their firstborn son and 
apparent heir, giving and granting to the said George and his 
heirs, all and whole the lands of Alweth and Innerrychtny, with 
fisheries of the same upon the Water of Doverne, with mills, 
multures, etc., lying within the sheriffdom of Banff: To be held 
and possessed by the said George Ogiluy and his lawful heirs 
of his body, whom failing, his lawful and nearest heirs whomso- 
ever, of the convent, in feu-farm and heritage for ever : Paying 
therefor £20 Scots yearly, his heirs doubling the same the first 
year of their entry : Reserving the liferent of said lands and 
fishings to the said Walter Ogiluy, knight, and his spouse, and 
the survivor. Signed and sealed at Cupar, 1st March 1557. 

[Fol. 70.] 

Tack to Walter Ogiluy, Knight, of the Church of 
Alweycht. 

150. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
be the permissioun of God, abbot of the abbay of Coupar, and 
with consent and assent of the convent of the samyne, chep- 
touiiy gadderit, rypelie avisit, the vtilite and profett of our said 
abbay and ouris successouris alwais afore providit, considerit, 
and sene, and thairupoun mature deliberatioun had, to haif set 
and for maill lattin, and be the tenor hereof settis and for maill 
lattis to our louittib Walter Ogiluy of Dunlugus, knycht, and 
Dame Alisone Hwme, his spous, and to the langast lewar of 
thame and to thair airis, all and hale our temd schevis, fruttis, 
offerandis, rentis, and emolimentis of our parroche kirk of 
Alwecht, bayth personage and vicarage of the samyn, with the 
pertinentis lyand within the diocy of Abirden and schirefdome 
of Bamff, for all the dais and termes of nynetene zeris nixt and 
immediat following the terme of Beltane, callit the Invention of 
the Haly Croce, and Lammes, callit ad vincula Sancti Petri ; that 
is to say, to the said vicarage, fruttis, rentis, offerandis, and 
emolimentis thairof at the said fest of Beltane, and to the said 



140 REGISTER OF TACKS OP 

teind schaiffis at the said fest of Lammes, videlicet, Beltane and 
Lammes in the zere of God j m v c fifty and aucht zeris : Haldand 
and for to hald the saidis teind scheiffis and vicarage of the kirk 
of Ahveycht, with the frutis, rentis, offerandis, and pertenens 
thairof, to the said Sir Walter, and Dame Alisone Hwme, his 
spous, and the langest lewar of thame tuay and to thair airis, off 
ws and onr successouris of the said abbay, for all the dais and 
space of the saidis nynetene zeris, with all and sindre vtheris 
thair coninioditeis, obuentionis, rychtis, oblationis, and dewiteis 
pertenyng and that rychtwusly may pertene thairto, during the 
said space of the saidis xix zeris, frelie, quietlie, wele, and in pece, 
but ony reuocatioun, obstakle, impediment, or ganecalling quhat- 
sumewir : The saidis Sir Walter, and Dame Alisone Hwme, his 
spous, and the langast lewar of thame tuay and thair airis or 
thair factouris, payand zerle thairfor to ws and our successouris 
or our factouris, during the said space of xix zeris, the sowm of 
threscore and fouretene pundis vsuall money of this realme, at 
tuay vsuall termes in the zere, Witsunday, and Mertymes in 
wynter, be evin portiones of maill alanerlie, togidder with ten 
pundis zerelie to the vicare pensionare of the said kirk, with his 
gleibe and mans, and ten merkis money to the stall of Abirdene, 
as vse and wont wes, with procurage, synnage, and all vtheris 
dewiteis aucht and vsit to the bischope, except the subseid give 
it beis recouerit ; and give it happinnis, as God forbeit it do, the 
said Sir Walter, Dame Alisone Hwme, his spous, and thair airis, 
to hald ony opinionp^ of hereseis, and byde cbstinatlie thairat, 
in that cace this our said letter of tak to be of nane avale, force, 
nor effect fra thyne furtht, and to return to ws agane, suay that 
we may frelie dispone thairupoun as salbe thocht expedient be 
ws : And we, forsutht, oure successouris and convent of the said 
abbay, this present letter of tak and assedatioun of all and sin- 
drie the saidis teind schawis,fruttis, rentis, offerandis, emolimentis, 
and pertenens of the said our Kirk of Alweycht, baytht per- 
sonage and vicarage, and thair pertenens to the said Sir Walter, 
Dame Alisone Hwme, his spouse, and the langast lewar of thame 
tuay and thair airis, during the saidis xix zeris, in all and be all 
thingis as is abune writtin, aganis all deidlie sail acquiet, warand, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 141 

and defend as law will, but fraud or gyle : And we, abbot and 
convent of Coupar forsaid, with consent of the said Sir Walter, 
willis that all assedationes maid herevpoun afore to be of na 
strentht, force, nor effect in tyme cumyng, except this present 
assedatioun maid in maner abune writtin : In witnes of the 
quhilk to thir our letres, subscriuit with our handis, abbot and 
convent forsaidis, oure commoune sele of our cheptour is appen- 
sit at Cowpar, the first day of Marche in the zeir of God j m v° 
fyfty and sevin zeris. 

Tack to Dauid Ogiluy, and Margaret Campbell, his 
Wife, of the Mill of Freuchy. 

151. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Coupar, ... to heff grantit, 
sett, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Dauid Ogiluy, 
Mergret Campbell, his spous, and to ane thair air male, lauch- 
fullie gottin or to be gottin betuix thame tway, and to thair 
subtennentis ane or may, swa thai be off na gretar degre nor 
thame self, all and haill oure milin and milin lands off Frewchy, 
quhilk thai bruike and jois now instantlie, with all and sindrie 
asiamentis, emolimentis, and rychtious pertinentis quhatsumeuir 
pertening thairto, lyand within the schirefdome of Forfar and 
barony of Glenylay, for all the dais and termes of thairis and 
ilkane off thairs lyftymes, and to the langar levand of thame 
thrie, failzeing off ane to ane wthir : Thai payand thairfore zeirlie 
to ws and to our successouris or factouris in our name, the 
sowme of sax pundis aucht schillingis vsuall monie of this 
realme, at twa vsuall termes, Witsounday, and Mertymes in 
wyntir, be equall portionis, with ten tayme geis, five ledis off 
paittis, quhilkis thai sail bring in all on ane day to our place of 
Coupar ; and sail nuryce ane leiche of hundis for tod and woulf, 
with all arriaige, carriaige, dewiteis and dew seruice, wse and 
wont; and salbe reddy to all seruice, baytht peace and weir, 
and to hunting ; and thai sail put our said milin and milin landis 
to all policie thai may, in bigging of howssis, planting of treis, 
eschis, osaris, sauchis, and birk, with thair defensouris, kepand 



142 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

gude nychtbourhede and thair land fra guld eftir thair powar ; 
and give thai happin (as God forbeit) to hauld ony opinionis off 
hereseis, and byde obstinatlie thairat, being aganis the command 
of halie kirk, swa it be sufficientlie previn wpoun thame befoir 
thair competent juge, it salbe tynsall off thair takkis to the 
committare of the crynie, and sail tyne thair rycht and place 
that thai heff in this present letter of tak : And we, the said 
abbott and conuent, bindis and oblissis ws, our successouris, to 
acquiett, warrand, and defend this our letter of tak to the said 
persounis aboun writtin, induring thair lyftymes as said is, 
aganis all dedlie as law will ; and als we, the said abbott and 
conuent, hes maid, constitut, and ordanit, and be the tenour heiroff 
makis, constitutis, and ordanis 

oure verray lauchfull and wndoutit baillie or baillies, &o, to gif 
stait and possessioun be thak and duffat, &c. : In witnes heiroff, 
to this present writt, subscriuit with our handis, the common 
sele of our cheptour is appensit, at Coupar foirsaid, the ix day of 
Marche in the zeir of God j m v c lvii zeris. And to the fabric of 
the monastery they have paid £38, 8s. 

Tack to John M'Nycholl, in Lytill Fortyr. 

152. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Johne 
M'Nycholl, Jonet Brisaucht, his spous, Johne MANycholl, his 
oye, and to Jonet Andersone, his spous, all and hale our half 
town and landis of Lytill Fortyr, . . . quhilk thai bruke 
and jos now instantlie, lyand within the scherefdome of Forfair 
and barronye of Glenylay, for . . . thairis lyftymmes : . . . 
Thay payand thairfor to ws zeirlie . . . the sowm of fifty 
schillingis vsuall money of this realme, . . . tway tame 
geis, foure pultre, with audit laid of petis, quhilkis petis thai 
sail bring in all one ane day to our place of Coupar; and thai 
sail nwrice ane hund for tod and wolf, with all vther ariage, 
&c, and salbe [reddy] to all seruice in pace and wail and hunt- 
ing, and sail vse the office of stodhirdrye vpoun the old feall, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 143 

give thai [be] requirit thairto ; . . . {heresy clause], or give 
ony of thame be apprehendit with thift, resset of thift, or 
sornaris, or give thai be noterlie kuawing adulteraris, it salbe 
tynsall of thair takkis, and sail tyne thair rycht and place that 
thai haif in this present letter of tak, to the comitter of the 
cryme, sway it be sufficientlie previn vpoun thame : . . . 
In witnes, &c., at the abbay of Coupar, the ix day of March e 
. . . ane thousand five hundretht fifty and sewin zeris. And 
to the fabric of the monastery they have paid £20. 

[Fol. 71.] 

Tack to Willielmi M'Nycholl, in Lytill Fortyr. 

153. Be it kend till all. men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis William 
M\N~icholl, Jonet Hendersone, his spous, and to ane air maill, 
. . . all and haill our half toun and landis of Lytill Forthir, 
with the pertinens, quhilk he brukis and jossis now instantlie, 
lyand within the scherefdome of Forffair and barony of Glenny- 
lay, for . . . thairis lyftymmes : . . . Prouiding that 
incace the said Jonet mary ane husband eftir the said Williames 
deceis, that sche sail tyne hir rycht and place that sche hes or 
may hef in and to this present letter of tak, and the said air maill 
sail entir thairto, giff he [be] of perfyte age, and can gyd his 
awin, wtherwes the narest of the said Williamis freindis to haif 
the intromissioun and gyding of the samyn to the said airis 
vtilite and profet, quhill he [be] of lauchfull age to gyd his 
awin : Thai payand thairfoir zeirlie to ws . . . the sowm of 
fifty schillingis wsuall money of this realme, . . . tway 
tame geis, fowr pultrie, with aucht laid of petis, quhilkis petis 
salbe brocht in to our place of Cowpar all vpon ane day ; and 
thai sail nwrice ane hund for tod and wolf, with all wther 
ariage, &c. ; and thai sail be reddy to all seruice in pece and 
weir and hunting, and sail vse the office of stodhirdrie vpoun 
the aid feall, be thai requyrit thairto, . . . [the clauses 
relating to heresy, theft, etc., as in previous letter'] : ... In 



144 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

witnes, &c, ... at the abbay off Cowpar, the ix day of 
Marche . . . ane thowsand five hundretht fifty and sevin 
zeiris. And to the fabric of the monastery they have paid £15. 



Tack to John Makkenzecht, in Downy. 

154. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to have grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Johne M'Ken- 
zecht, Jonet "Williame, his spous, and to ane air maill, . . . 
all and haill ane saxt part of our town and landis of Downy, 
with the pertinens, lyand within the scherefdome of Forfair and 
barony of Glennylay, quhilk thai bruk now instantlie, for all the 
dais and termes of thair lyftymes ; ... Prouiding that in 
cace the said Jonet marie ane husband eftir the deceis of the 
said Johne, sche sail tyne hir takkis, rycht, and place that sche 
hes in this present letter of tak, and the said air maill sail entir 
thairto give he be of lauchfull age, wtherwes the narest of the 
said Johannis freindis to haif the gyding of the said takis to the 
vtilite and profet of the said air maill, ay and quhill he be of eld 
and habill to gyd his awin : Thay payand thairfor zeirlie to ws 
. . . the sowm of twenty schillingis, wsuall money of Scotland, 
. . . with ane tame guse, ane pultre, thre laidis of petis, 
quhilkis salbe led in to our place of Cowpar all one ane day ; 
and thai sail nwrice ane rache for tod and wolf, with all wther 
ariage, &c. ; . . . and thai salbe reddye to all seruice, baytht 
in pece and weir, and hunting, and sail accept the office of stod- 
hirdrie vpoun thaim for the aid feall give thai be requirit thairto, 
[clause relating to heresy, theft, etc., as in No. 152] : . . . In 
witnes, &c, ... at the abbay of Cowpar, the ix day of 
Marche . . . ane thowsand fyve hundretht fifty and sewin 
zeiris. And to the fabric of the monastery they have paid £6. 



[Fol. 72.] Tack to James Smart, in Downye. 

155. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAE. 145 

set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis James Smart, 
Agnes Brisauch, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all 
and haill the twa saxt partis of our town and landis off Downye, 
with the pertinens, quhilk he brukis and jossis now instantlie, 
• . . for . . . thairis lyftymes, . . . [provisions as 
to wife marrying again, and the heir male, as formerly] : . . . 
Thay payand thairfor zeirlie to ws . . . the sowm of fowrte 
schillingis vsuall money of Scotland, . . . twa tame geis, 
twa pultre, sax laidis of petis, . . . and sail nwrice ane 
reche for tod and wolf, with all wther arage, dewiteis, . . . 
and thai salbe reddy to all seruice in pece, and weir, and hunt- 
ing, and sail vse the office of stodhirdrie vpoun the aid feall 
quhen thai be requirit thairto, [clause relating to heresy, theft, 
etc.] : ... In witnes, &c, ... at the abbay of Cowpar, 
the ix day of Marche . . . ane thowsand five hundretht 
fifty and sewin zeiris. And to the fabric of the monastery they 
have paid £12. 

Tack to John Smart, in Downye. 

156. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Johne Smart, 
Isabell Andro, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all and 
haill ane saxt part of our town and landis of Dowyne, [the rent 
the half of that in previous letter, and the other provisions and 
clauses in exactly similar terms] : In witnes, &c, ... at the 
abbay of Cowpar, the ix day of Marche . . . ane thowsand 
five hundretht fifty and sewin zeris. Paid to the fabric £6. 

Tack to John Glen, in Downye. 

157. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif set, 
grantit, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Johne Glen, 
Katryne Neynthawis, his spous, and to ane air maill, . . 
all and haill ane saxt part of our town and landis of Downye, 

E 



146 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

[the rent, provisions, and other clauses in exactly similar terms as 
in previous letter] : In witnes, &c, ... at the abbay of 
Cowpar, the ix day of Marche . . . ane thowsand five 
hundretht fifty and sewin zeiris. Paid to the fabric £6. 

Tack to Jonet Eoger, in Doirarra 

158. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Jonet Roger, 
relict of wmquhile John Findlay, and to [ane] air maill gottin 
betuix hir and the said wmquhile Johne Findlay, all and haill 
ane saxt part of our town and laudis of Downye, [the rent, pro- 
visions, and other clauses as in former letter's] : In witnes, &c, 
. . . at the abbay of Cowpar, the ix day of March . . . 
ane thowsand five hundretht fifty and sewin zeiris. Paid to 
the fabric £6. 

[Fol. 73.] 

Tack to Eichard Clerk, in Nethir Auchlech. 

159. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Eiche Clerk 
Margret M'Kenzecht, his spous, and to ane air maill, . . 
all and hale our toun and landis of Nethir Auchlech, quhilk 
Colyn Campbell brukit befoir, and that be excambioun betuix 
the said Eiche and Colyn for the landis of Estir Innerarite, 
lyand within the barony of Glennylay and scherefdom off For- 
fair, . . . for . . . thairis lyftymes, . . . [the pro- 
risio?is as to the wife marrying again, and to heir male, as in 

former letters] : Thai payand thairfoir zeirlie to ws . . . the 
sowm of fifty thre schillingis four penneis vsuall money of Scot- 
land, . . . twa tame geis, and fowr pultre, with audit laid 
of petis, quhilkis sail be all togidder brocht in to our place of 
Cowpar vpone ane day ; and sail nwrice ane hund for tod and 
wolff, with all wther arage, &c, . . . and thai salbe reddy 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 147 

to all seruice in pece, and weir, and hunting, and sail vse the 
office of stodhirdschip on the aid feall quhen thai be requirit 
thairto, [heresy clause] : In witnes, &c., ... at the abbay 
of Cowpar, the ix day of Marche . . . ane thowsand five 
hundretht fifty and sewin zeris. Paid to the fabric £16. 



Tack to Donald G-ibboun, in Ovar Atjchlech. 

160. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Donald Gibboun, 
Jonet Baxter, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all and 
haill ane quarter of our toun and landis of Ovar Auchleche, with 
the pertinens, lyand within the scherefdome of Forfair and 
barony of Glennylay, for . thairis lyftymes, . . . 

[the provisions as to the wife marrying again, and to heir male, as 
in former letters] : Thay payand tharefor zeirlie to ws . . . 
the sowm of twenty sax schillingis audit penneis vsuall money 
of Scotland, . . . ane tame guis, tway pultre, thre laid of 
petis, . . . [other conditions and provisions similar to those 
in preceding letter] : In witnes, &c, ... at the abbay of 
Cowpar, the ix day of Marche . . . ane thowsand five 
hundretht fifty and sevin zeris. Paid to fabric £8. 



Tack to Donald Burn, in Ovar Auchleche. 

161. Be it kend till all men be thir present letres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Donald Burne, 
Jonet Bobesone, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all 
and haill ane quarter of our town and landis of Owar Auchlech 
for . . . thair lyftymes, . . . [the provisions 
as to the wife marrying again, and to heir male, and also the rent 
and other conditions and provisions, and date of subscription, ex- 
actly similar to those in preceding letter]. 



148 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

[Fol. 74.] 

Tack to Jonet Burn, in Owar Auchlech. 

162. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Jonet Burn, 
James Ogiluy, hir sone, and to ane air maill lauchfullie to be 
gottin of the said James, all and hale ane auchtane part of our 
town and landis of Owar Auchlech . . . for . . . thair 
lyftymes : . . . Thay payand thairfor zeirlie to ws . . . 
the sowm of threttin schillingis fowr penneis vsuall^ money, 
. . . with ane tame guis, and twa laid of petis, [other condi- 
tions and provisions, and date of subscription, the same as in 
preceding letter]. Paid to fabric £4. 

Tack to Robert Eobertsone, in Ovar Auchleche. 

163. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Robert Robert- 
sone, Jonet Dimcane, his spous, and to ane air maill, . . . 
all and haill ane auchtane part of our toun and landis off Owar 
Auchlech, . . . [the provisions as to ivife marrying again, 
and to heir male, and also the rent and other conditions and pro- 
visions, and date of subscription, similar to those in preceding letter]. 

Tack to William Dog, in Ovar Auchleche. 

164. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay off Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis William Dog, 
Margret M'Nychole, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all 
and haill aue quarter of our town and landis of Owar Auchleche, 
. . . for . . . thairis lyftymes, [provisions as to remarry- 
ing and heir male as before] : . . . Thay payand thairfoir 
zeirlie to ws . . . the sowm of twenty sax schillingis aucht 
penneis vsuall money, . . . with ane tame guis, twa pultre, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 149 

and fowr laidis of petis, [conditions and date as before]. £8 paid 
to the fabric of the monastery. 

[Fol. 75.] 

Tack to John Alexander, in Petloquhry. 

165. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Johne Alex- 
ander, Agnes Burn, his [spous], and to ane thair air maill, 
. . . all and haill ane saxt part of our toun and landis of 
Petlochrie, with the pertinens, quhilk thai bruk aud joss now 
instantlie, lyand within the sherefdome of Forfair and barony 
of Glennylay, for . . . thairis lyftymes, [provisions as to 
remarrying, etc., as before] : Thay payand thairfoir zeirlie to ws 
. . . the sowm of saxtene schillingis vsuall money, . . . 
with ane tame guis, ane pultre, tway laidis of petis, . . . 
[conditions and date as before]. Paid to the fabric £4, 16s. 

Tack to Duncan Eippat, in Petlochry. 

166. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, . . . to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Duncane 
Kippat, Katherin Barroun, his spous, and to ane air maill, 
. . . all and haill ane thrid part of our toun and landis of 
Petlochry, . . . for . . . thairis lyftymes, . . . [the 
provisions as in former letters] : Thay payand thairfor zeirlie to 
ws . . . the sowm of thretty tway schillingis vsuall money, 
. . . tway tame geis, tway pultre, with five laid of petis, 
. . . [conditions and date as before]. Paid to fabric £9, 12s. 

[Fol. 76.] Tack to Janet Clerk, in Petlochry. 

167. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Jonet Clerk, 



150 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

and to Johne Brioe, hir sone, and Agnes Eamsay, his spous, 
. . . all and haill ane saxt part of our toun and landis of 
Petlochry, for . thairis lyftymes : 

Thay payand thairfor zeirlie to ws . . . the sowm of sax- 
tene schillingis vsuall money, . . . with ane tame guis, 
ane pultre, tway laidis of petis, . . . {conditions and date 
as before]. Paid to fabric £4, 16s. 

Tack to John Hendersoun, in Petloquhry. 

168. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
sett, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Johne Hender- 
soun, Jonet M'jSTychole, his spous, and to ane thair air male, 
. . . all and hale ane sext part of our town and landis of 
Petlochry, ... for all the dais ... of thairis lyf- 
tymmes, . . . [provisions as to remarrying, etc., as before'] : 
Thay payand thairfore zerele to ws . . . the sowm of sex- 
tene schillingis vsuall money, . . . ane tame guse, ane 
pultre, with tuay laidis of petis, . . . [conditions and date 
as before]. Paid to fabric £4, 16s. 

[Fol. 77.] Tack to John Duncane, in Petlocry. 

169. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Johne Duncane, 
Jonet Andro, his spous, and to ane thair air maill, ... all 
and haill ane saxt part of our town and landis of Petlocry, 
. . . for all the dais ... of thairis lyftymmes, [the rent 
the same as in preceding letter, and conditions and date as before]. 
Paid to fabric £4, 16 s. 

Tack to Andrew Hall, in Ester Innerarite. 

170. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 151 

set, and for maile lattin ... to our louittis Androw Hall, 
Jonet Pegat, his spous, and to Johne Hall, bruther sone to the 
said Androw, all and hale ane quarter of our town and landis of 
Ester Inneraryte, the quhilk vniquhile James Hall and Jhone 
M'Nycholl brukyt afore, lyand within the baronie of Glenylay 
and scherefclome of Forfair, . . . for all the dais . . . 
of thairis lyftymmes, . . . [provision as to remarrying as 
formerly]: Payand thairfor zerelie to ws . . . the sowm 
of foure merkis vsuall money, . . . tway tame geis, foure 
pultre, viij laid of petis, {conditions and date as before]. Paid to 
fabric £24. 

[FoL 78.] 

Tack to Thomas Olyvere, of the Mills of Ester 
Innerarite, Etc. 

171. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to naif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Thomas 
Olyvere, Margret Eettray, his spous, and to ane air maill, 
. . . all and hale ane quarter of Ester Innerarite, with the 
miln and miln landis of the samyn, togidder with ane auchtane 
part of the Elrik, quhilk thai brake and jos now instantlie, lyand 
within the baronye of Glenylay and scherefdome of Forfair, 
for all the dais ... of thairis lyftymmes : . . . Payand 
thairfore zerelie to ws, ... for the said quarter myln and 
myln landis of Innerarite, the sowm of aucht pundis vsuall 
money, . . . with sax tame geis, tuelf pultre, with viij laid 
of petis ; . . . and for the said auchtane part of the Elrik 
thai sail pay zerelie the sowm of fyftene schillingis money 
foirsaid, with ane tame guse, and ane pultre, with thre laid of 
petis, . . , [conditions and date as before]. Paid to fabric 
£52, 10s. 

Tack to Katherine Dog, in Ester Innerarite. 

172. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 



152 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

set, and fur male lattin ... to our louittis Katryne Dog, 
Williame Clerk, hir sone, Margret Clerk, his spous future, and 
to ane air maill, ... all and haill ane quarter of our town 
and landis of Ester Innerarite, ... for all the dais ... of 
thairis lyftymmes, [provisions as to remarrying, etc., as formerly] : 
Thay payand thairfor zeirlie to ws . . . the sowm of fifty 
thre schillingis four penneis, . . . tway tame geis, fowr 
pultre, with aucht laidis of petis, . . . [co7iditions and 
date as before]. Paid to fabric £21, 6s. 8d. 

Tack to Colin Campbell, in Ester Innerarite. 

173. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Colyne Camp- 
bell, Isabell Eichesone, his spous, and to ane air male, . . . 
and to thair subtenentis, ... all and hale ane quarter of 
our town and landis of Ester Innerarite, quhilk Eiche Clerk 
brukit before, and that be excambioun betuix the said Colyne 
and Eiche Clerk for the landis of Nether Auchleche, . . . 
for all the dais ... of thairis lyftymmes : . . . Payand 
thairfor zerelie to ws . . . the sowm of foure merkis vsuall 
money, . . . tway tame geis, foure pultre, with aucht laid 
of petis, . . . [conditions and date as before]. 

[Fol. 79.] 

Tack to Mr David Campbell, in Wester Innerarite, and 
Beewlands of Auchleche. 

174. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Maister Dauid 
Campbell, to Archibald, James, Eobert, and Johne Campbellis, 
his sonis of law, and to thair subtennentis, ... all and 
haill ane quarter and ane half quarter of our toun and landis of 
Wester Inneraritie, with the pertinens, togidder with the brew- 
land of Auchleche, quhilk the said Maister Dauid brukis and 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAK. 153 

jossis now iustantlie, ... for all the dais . . , of thairis 
lyftymnies : . . . Thay payand thairfoir zeirlie to ws . . . 
the sowm of four pundis vsuall money ... for ye said 
quarter and half quarter of Wester Innerarite, . . . thre 
tame geis, sax pultre, with twelf laidis of petis, . . . and 
sail nwrice ane leche of hundis for tod and wolf, . . . and 
salbe reddy to all seruice in pece and weir and hunting ; and 
for the said brewland of Auchleche thai sail pay zeirlie the 
sowm of twenty schillingis money foirsaid, . . . with ane 
tame guis and tway pultre, . . . [the heresy clause and other 
conditions as formerly] : . . . Subscriuit ... at the 
abbay of Cowpar, the ix day of Marche . . . ane thowsand 
five hundretht fifty and sewin zeris. Paid to fabric £50. 

Tack to John Mychell, in Wester Innerarite. 

175. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Jhone Mychell, 
Cristyne Hall, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all and 
hale ane quarter and ane half quarter of our town and landis of 
Wester Inneraryte, . . . siclyk as vmquhile James and Jhone 
Colleis brukit and josit afore, and now occupit and manurit be 
the said Johne, and Cristyne, his spous, for all the dais . . . 
of thairis lyftymmes : . . . Thay payand thairfore zerelie to 
ws . . . the sowm of fowre pundis vsuall money, . . . 
with thre tame geis and sax pultre, with twelf laidis of petis, 
[conditions and date as before]. Paid to fabric £24. 

[Fol. 80.] 

Tack to George Eobesoun, in Wester Innerarite. 

176. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis George Eobisone, 
Cristen Clerk, his spous, and to ane male air, ... all and 
hale ane auchtane part of our town and landis of Wester Inner- 



154 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

arite, quhilk thai brake now instantlie, for all the dais and 
termee ... of thairis lyftymnies, [provisions as to remarrying 
and heir male as before] : . . . Payand thairfore zerelie to 
ws . . . the sowm of tuenty sax schillingis audit penneis 
vsuall money, . . . ane tame gwse, tway pultre, with four 
laid of petis, [conditions and date as before]. Paid to fabric £8. 

Tack to Donald Dow, in Wester Innerarite. 

177. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Downy Dow, 
Katrine M'Mcholl, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all 
and haill ane auchtane part ... of Wester Innerarite, 
quhilk thai bruke now instantlie, for all the dais ... of 
thairis lyftymes, [rent, conditions, and date as before]. Paid to 
fabric £8. 

Tack to James Brisone, in Kirkhillokis. 

178. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Couper, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis James Brisone, 
Jonet M'Nycholl, his spous, and to thair air maill, ... all 
and haill our half town and landis of the Kirkhillokis, with the 
pertinens, quhilk he brukis now instantlie, lyand within the 
scherefdome of Forfair and barony of Glennylay, for all the dais 
. . . of thairis lyftymes, [provision as to remarrying, heir male, 
etc., as in former letters] : Thay payand thairfor zeirlie to ws 
. . . the sowm of twelf schillingis sax penneis vsuall money, 
. . . ane tame gus, ane pultre, tway laid of petis, [conditions 
and date as before]. Paid to fabric £5, 6s. 8d. 

[Fol. 81.] 

Tack to John Baxter, in Kirkhillokis. 

179. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 155 

set, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Johne Baxter, 
Mage M'Nycholl, his spous, and to ane thair air maill, . . . 
all and haill our half toun and landis of the Kirkhillokis, . . . 
[rent, conditions, and date as before]. Paid to fabric £8. . 

Tack to William Burn, in Dalnacabok. 

180. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay off Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Willeam Burn, 
eldar, Williame Burn, zongar, his sone, and to ane air maill, 
. . . all and haill the tane half of our toun and landis of 
Dalnacabok, with the pertinens, siclik as the said Williame 
Burn, eldar, bruikis and jossis now instantlie, lyand within the 
scherefdome of Forfair and barony of Glenylay, for all the dais 
... of thairis lyftymmes : . . . Thay payand thairfor zeirlie 
to ws . . . the sowm of twenty sax schillingis aucht penneis 
guid and vsuall money, . . . with ane tame guse, and tway 
pultre, fowr laidis of petis, [conditions and date as before]. Paid 
to fabric £12. 

[Fol. 82.] 

Tack to James Gibbone, in Dalnacabok. 

181. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis James Gibboun, 
Johne Gibboun, his sone, and to ane the said Johnis air maill, 
. . . all and haill the tane half of . . . Dalnacabok, [the 
rent, conditions, and date as before]. Paid to fabric £11. 

Tack to John Gibboun, in Glenmerky. 

182. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Johne Gibboun, 
Cristen Andersone, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all 



156 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

and haill ane quarter of our toun and landis of Glenmerky, 
. . . lyand within the scherefdome of Forfair and barony of 
Glerinylay, for all the dais ... of thairis lyftymes, . . . 
[the usual provisions as to remarriage and heir male] : Thay 
payand thairfor zeirlie to ws . . . the sowm of fyften schil- 
lingis vsuall money, . . . with ane tame guse, thre laidis of 
petis, [conditions and date as before]. Paid to fabric £6. 

Tack to Richard Clerk, in Glenmerky. 

183. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Eiche Clerk, 
Jonet Cargill, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all and 
haill ane quarter ... of Glenmerky, . . . [the rent, 
and other conditions and date of subscription, the same as in pre- 
ceding letter]. Paid to fabric £10. 

[Fol. 83.] 

Tack to John Hall, in Glenmerky. 

184. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Johne Hall, 
Alene Spalding, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all 
and haill ane quarter ... of Glenmarky, ... [the 
rent, and other conditions and date of subscription, the same as in 
preceding letter]. Paid to fabric £6. 

Tack to David Alexander, in Cambok. 

185. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit 
and for male lattin ... to our louittis Dauid Alexander, 
Cristene Andersone, his spous future, ... all and haill our 
thre oxin gang of land of our town and landis of Cambok, with 
the pertinens, quhilk vmquhile Robe Jame brukit and josit afoir, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 157 

lyand within the scherefdome of Forfair and barony of Glenny- 
lay, for all the dais ... of thairis lyftymes, . . . [the 
clause as to the wife marrying again, and to heir male, the same 
as in former letters'] : Thay payand thairfoir zeirlie tows . . . 
the sowm of anchtene schillingis nyne penneis vsuall money, 
. . . ane tame guse, and ane pultre, with thre laidis of petis, 
[the other conditions and date of subscription the same as before]. 
Paid to fabric £10. 



Tack to Walter Gibsoun, in Cambok. 

186. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Walter Gibsone, 
Marioun Hendersone, his spous, and to ane thair air maill, 
. . . all and haill our vi oxin gang of land in Cambok, with 
the pertinens, quhilk thai bruik now instantlie, ... for 
. . . thairis and ilkane of thairis lyftymes, and the langar 
levand of thame thre : . . . Prouiding in cace at the said 
Marioun mary ane husband eftir the deces of the said Walter, 
that sche sail tyne hir takkis, . . . and the said air maill 
to entir thairto giue he be of lauchfull age to gouern his awin 
takkis, wtherwes, the nerest of the said Walteris freindis to 
haif the gyding of the said tak, to the vtilite and profet of the 
said air maill, ay and quhill he be of perfyt age to gyd his awin : 
Thay payand thairfoir zeirlie to ws . . . the sowm of thretty 
sevin schillingis sex penneis vsuall money, . . . tway tame 
geis, tway pultre, sax laid of petis, [the other conditions, and pro- 
visions, and date of subscription, the same as in preceding letter]. 
Paid to fabric £11, 4s. 

[Fol. 84.] 

Tack to Alexander Symon, in Cambok. 

187. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Alexander 



158 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

Symon, alias Wilsone, Violait Alexander, his spous, and to ane 
thair air maill, ... all and haill the twa oxin gang of land 
of our town and landis of Cambok : Thay payaud 

thairfoir zeirlie to ws . . . the sowin of tuelf schillingis 
vi d vsuall money, . . . ane tame guse, with tway laid off 
petis, [the other conditions, and provisions, and date of subsection, 
the same as in preceding letter]. Paid to fabric £3, 15s. 

Tack to John Tailzeour, in Cambok. 

188. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Johne Tailzeour, 
Jonet Burn, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all and 
haill the tway oxin gang of our town and landis of Cambok : 
Thay payand thairfor zeirlie to ws . . . the sowm of twelf 
schillingis vj d vsuall money, . . . and ane tame guis, with tway 
laid of petis, [the other conditions, and provisions, and date of sub- 
script^, the same as in preceding letter]. Paid to fabric £3, 15s. 

[Fol. 85.] Tack to John Baxter, in Cambok. 

189. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Johne Baxter, 
Jonet Kenzeocht, his spous, and to ane air maill, . . . and 
failzeing thairof, to Henry Baxter, brother to the said Johne 
Baxter, all and hale ane auchtane part ... of Cambok : 
. . . Thai payand thairfoir zeirlie to ws . . . the sowm 
of twenty five schillingis vsuall money, . . . with ane tame 
guis, and twa pultre, fowr laidis of petis, [the other conditions, and 
provisions, and date of subscription, the same as in preceding 
letter]. Paid to fabric £10. 

Tack to Walter Spalding, in Cambok. 

190. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 159 

set, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Walter Spald- 
ing, Jonet Brisoun, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all 
and haill our thre oxin gansr of our town and landis of Canibok : 
. . . Thay payand thairfor zeirlie to ws . . . the sowm 
of auchtene schillingis nyne penneis vsuall money, 
ane tame guis, and ane pultre, with thre laid of petis, [the other 
conditions, and provisions, and date of subscription, the same as in 
preceding letter\ Paid to fabric £5, 12s. 6d. 

[Fol. 86.] Tack to James Burn, in Cambok. 

191. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis James Burn, 
William Burn, his sone, ... all and haill ane auchtane 
part of Cambok: . . . Thay payand thairfor 
zeirlie to ws . . . the sowm of twenty five schillingis 
vsuall money, . . . with ane tame guis, and tway pultre, 
four laid of petis, [the other conditions, and provisions, and date 
of subscription, the same as in preceding letter]. Paid to fabric 
£7, 10s. 

Tack to Thomas Alexander, in Cambok. 

192. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to hafe grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Thomas Alex- 
ander, Katryn Burn, his spous, and to ane air maill, . . . 
all and haill ane auchtane part of . . . Cambok : . . . 
Prouiding that in cace the said Katryne mary ane husband eftir 
the deceis of the said Thomas, sche sail tyne hir takkis, . . . 
and the said air maill sail entir thairto, give he be of lauchfull 
age, wtherwes the narest of the said Thomas freindis to haif 
the gyding of the said takis, to the vtilite and profet of the 
said air maill, ay and quhill he be of eld and habill to gyd his 
awin: Thay payand thairfor zeirlie to ws . . . the sowm 
of xx five schillingis vsuall money, . . . with ane tame 



160 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

guis, and tway pultre, four laidis of petis, [the other conditions, 
and date of subscription the same as in preceding letter]. Paid 
to fabric £7, 10 s. 



Tack to John Androw, in Bellite. 

193. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin [to] Johne Androw in Frewquhy, and 
to his spous future, and to ane air maill, . . . 
all and haill the tway oxin gang of our town and landis in 
Bellite, . . . lyand within the scherefdome of Forfair and 
barony of Glennylay : . . . Thay payand thairfor zerelie to 
wa . . . the sowni of twenty schillingis vsuall money, with 
ane tame guis, ane pultre, thre laid of petis, [the other conditions 
and date of subscription the same as in preceding letter]. Paid to 
fabric £6. 

[Fol. 87.] Tack to John Spalding, in Bellitie. 

194. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay off Couper, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maile lattin ... to our louittis Johne Spalding, 
Jonet Berroun, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all 
and haill ane sext part off our towne and landis of Bellite : 
Thay payand thairfor zerlie to ws . . . the soum of fourty 
sjhillingis vsuall mony, . . . with ane tame guis, four 
pultre, sex laidis of pettis, [the other conditions and date the same 
as in previous letter]. Paid to fabric £6. 

Tack to John Hall, in Bellite. 

195. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. abbot of the abbay of Cowper, ... to haif grantit, 

set, and for maile lattin ... to our louittis Johne Hall, 
Jonet Mwrray, his spous, and to ane thair air maile, . . . 
all and haill the tway saxt partis of our toun and landis of 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR 161 

Bellite, and that be consent of Johne Donald, quhay was takis- 
raan thairof befoir: . . . Thay payand thairfor zeirlie to 
W8 . . . the soum of four pundis vsuale mony, . . . 
with tway tame geis, sex pultre, twelf ledis of petis, [other i 
ditions and date the same as in preceding letters]. Paid to fabric 
£32. 



Tack to John Ramsay, ix Eellite. 

196. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Johne Ramsay, 
Margret M'Xichole, his spous, and to ane thair air maill, . . . 
all and haill ane half saxt part of . . . Bellite : . . . 
Thay payand thairfor zeirlie to ws . . . the sowm of 
twenty schillingis vsuall money, . . . ane tame guis, tway 
pultre, with thre laid of petis, [other conditions and date the same 
as in g letters]. Paid to fabric £6. 

[Fol. 88.] Tack to James Rob, in Bellite. 

197. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, . . . to haif grantit, 

and for maill lattin ... to our louittis James Rob, 
Margret Grewar, his spous, and to ane air maill, . . . all 
and haill the four oxin gang of our town and landis of Bellite : 
. . . Thay payand thairfor zeirlie to ws . . . the sowm 
of fowrty schillingis vsuall money, . . . ane tame guse, 
fowr pultre, sex laidis of petis, [other conditions and date the 
/ lifters]. Paid to fabric £12. 

Tack to John Spalmxg, in Beewlaxd. 

198. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Johne Spalding, 
Alene Fyf, his spous, and to ane thair air maill, ... all 

l 



162 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

and haill the Brew land vpoun the est syde of the burn, besyde 
the kirk qnhilk thai bruk now instantlie, with fredome and 
preuilege of brewing, for . . . thairis lyftynies : . . . 
Payand thairfor zeirlie to ws . . . the sowm of fowrty 
schillingis vsnall money, . . . with tway laid of petis, [con- 
ditions and date as in preceding letters]. Paid to fabric £12. 

[Fol. 89.] Tack to John Donald, in Bellite. 

190. Be it kend till all men be tliir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Johne Donald, 
Elene Storour, his spous, and to ane air maill, ... all and 
haill ane saxt part ... of Bellite, whilk thai brake now, 
. . . within the shirefdome of Forfair and barony of Glenylay, 
for . . . thair lyftymes: . . . Thay payand thairfor 
zeirlie to ws . . . the sowm of fowrte schillingis vsuall 
money, . . . with ane tame guis, fowr pultre, sax laidis of 
petis, [conditions and date as in preceding letters]. Paid to fabric 
£12. 

Tack to John Smytht, in Elrik. 

200. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Jhone Smytht, 
Isabell Cathrow, his spous, and to ane aii maill, ... all 
and hale ane quarter of our town and landis callit the Elrik, 
. . . lyand within the scherefdome of Forfair and baronye 
of Glennylay, for . . . thair lyftymes: . . . Thay payand 
thairfore zeirlie to ws . . . the sowm of thretty schillingis 
vsuall money, . . . tway tame geis, tway pultre, witli sax 
laidis of petis, [conditions and date as in preceding letter*]. Paid 
to fabric £9. 

Tack to Patrick Duncane, ix Elrik. 

201. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAB. 163 

. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maile lattin ... to our louittis Patrik Duncane, 
Margret Down}-, his spous, and to ane air rnaile, . . ■ . all 
and haile ane awchtane part of our toune and landis of Owar 
Alrik, ... as thai bruke and jose now instantly e, . . . 
for . . . thair lyftymes : . . . Thay payand thairfor 
zeirlie to ws . . . the sowme of fyftene schillingis vsuale 
mony, . . . ane tame gows, ane pultre, with thre laidis of 
pettis, [conditions and date as in preceding letters]. Paid to 
fabric £4, 10s. 



[Fol. 90.] Tack to William Buen, in Elpjk. 

202. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin . . . to our louittis Williame Burn, 
Agnes Clerk, his spous, and to ane air male, ... all and 
hale ane quarter of our town and landis of the Elrik, quhilk thai 
bruke and jose now instantly e, . . . for . . . thair 
lyftymes : . . . Thay payand thairfor zerelie to ws . . . 
the sowm of thretty schillingis vsuall money, . . . tway 
tame geis, and tway pultre, with sax ladis of petis, [conditions 
and date ccs in preceding letters]. Paid to fabric £9. 



Tack to Eobebt Baeeoun, in Peewquhy. 

203. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Kobert Baroun, 
Jonet Clerk, his spous, and to ane air male, ... all and 
hale ane quarter of our towun and landis of Frewquhy, quhilk 
thai bruke now, . . . for . . . thair lyftymes : . . . 
Thay payand thairfor zerelie to ws . . . the sowum of fyftie 
schylliugis vsuall money, . . . tway tame geis, and fowre 
pultre, with aucht laidis of petis, [conditions and date as in pre- 
ceding letters]. Paid to fabric £15. 



164 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 



Tack to John Clerk, in Frewquhy. 

204. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowper, ... to have grantir, 
set, and for male lattin ... to our louittis Johne Clerk, 
Williame Clerk, his soun, Crestane Edwart, spous of the said 
"William, and to ane air male, ... all and hale ane quarter 
of our toun and landis of Frewquhy, quhilk thai bruk now, 
. . . for . . . thair lyftymes : . . . Thay payand 
thairfor zeirlie to ws . . . the soum of fiftie schillingis 
vsuale mony, . . . tway tame geis, and fowr pultre, with 
audit leidis of pettis, {conditions and date as in previous letters]. 
Paid to fabric £15. 



[Fol. 91.] 

Tack to Elene Hetoun, in Cowpargrange. 

205. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, . . . to naif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Elene Hetoun, 
relict of vmquhile Johne Chapman in Cowpargrange, and to ane 
ail maill, . . . all and hale ane tuelf part of our towun and 
landis of Coupargrange, togidder with the teind schevis of the 
samyn, ... as the said Elene brukis and josis now in- 
stantlie, for . . . thair lyftymes; . . . prouiding all 
waia that it sail nocht be leissum to the said Elene to mary ane 
husbond without our licence : . . . Payand zerelie to ws 
. . . for the forsaid tuelf part the sowuni of xxvj s viij' 1 vsuall 
money, . . . fyftene bollis ane pect gude and sufficient 
here, for thair firme, tuelf capones, thre bollis of hors come, ane 
turs of ait fodder, threttene fidderis of petis leding; . . . 
and for thair teind of the samyn zerelie sail pay five bollis bere 
and sevin bollis ij firlottis mele, . . . [the heresy and other 
clause* as in former /ct/rrs]: . . . Subscriuit ... at 
the abbay of Coupar, xxiiij day of Januarij in the zere of God 
jm v c i v jj zer i s paid p. fabric £40. 



THE ABBEY OF CUl'Al;. 161 



Tack to John Campbell, of Sowterhous. 

206. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowper, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for male lattin ... to our weilbelouitis Joline 
Campbell, Elizabetht Blaldok, bis spous, and to ane air male 
lawchfulle gottin or to be gottin betuix thame tway, and fail- 
zeing thairof, to ane air male of the said Johnnis berand his 
armes and surname quhatsumeuer, and to thair subtenentis, ane 
or ma, being of na gretar degre nor stait nor thamself, all and 
hale our Suterhous landis of Kethik, wyth houssis raid toft per- 
tening to the samyn, togidder with the Mwirtoun land, with the 
tway tabs of land last maid to ws be the last peramble betuix 
the abbay of Scone and ws, and specalie with sex and twente 
heid of catell, nolt, and hors, in comoune pastour in the mwir 
of Montkell, . . . siclyk as vmqhill Dauid Esse, and Eliza- 
betht Blair, his spous, brukit and josit afoir, togidder with the 
teind schavis of the samyn, for all the dayis ... of thairis 
lyftymes : . . . Thay payand thairfor zeirlie to ws . . . 
the soum of aueht pundis gude and vsuale mony of Scotland, 
. . . tway dusoun of kaponis sufficient, fowr bollis of gude 
aitis ; . . . and for the said teind zerlie twelf bollis of bere, 
and awcht bollis of male, . . . with thre cariagis in the zeir, 
ane drawcht of lyme, tymmer, leid, or sclate, give thai be chargit 
thairto ; payand thair multer to our corne mile of Kathik, the 
ane and twenty courne, as the laif of the lordschipe dois ; . . . 
doand thair clewete and det to the Lade preist and parroche dark 
of Benathy, and boitman of Hay, vsit and wont, . . . [the 
heresy and other clauses as in former letters] ; . . . atoure we, 
the saidis abbot and convent, hes maid, constitut, and ordanit 
. . . Maister Dauid Campbell, Dauid Ogiluy, oure wary 
lawchfull and vndotit bailze or balzeis : . . . Subscryuit 
. . . at Couper foirsaid, the xxvj clay of ISTouember in the zeir 
of God ane thowsand fyf hunder fyfty and sevin zeiris : Beser- 
uand all wayis the herzeldis of thame that laboris the said ground 
for the tym, to be tane wpe and disponit be ws and our succes- 



166 KEGISTER OF TACKS OF 

souris ; and will that this last claus haif strenth and effek as it 
war insert in the body of this lettre. 

[Fol. 92.] 

Chaster to Eobert Montgomery, of the Fourth Part of 

the Lands of the Eastern Portion of the Town of 

Balbrogy. 

207. Charter by Donald, abbot of Cupar, and the convent 
thereof, whereby, for sundry reasons and certain sums paid for 
the benefit of the monastery, church, and houses thereof, they 
give, grant, and confirm to Eobert Montgomery and his heirs, 
all and whole the fourth part of the lands of the eastern portion 
of the town of Balbrogy, presently occupied by the said Robert, 
and Andrew Alan, his subtenant, lying within the lordship of 
Cupar and sheriffdom of Perth : To be held and possessed by the 
said Eobert and his heirs whomsoever, of the convent and suc- 
cessors, in feu-farm and heritage for ever : Paying therefor yearly 
£4, 8s. lid., with 28s. 6d. of augmentation, in all £5, 17s. 5d. 
Scots, together with sixteen " pultreis," six bolls and two bushels 
of bats, and one " turs " of straw, with digging and cutting of 
thirty-three " fidderis " of peats in the moss of Balbrogy, or 
other places lying near the monastery, where the convent or 
successors shall obtain power of digging ; also with carriage of 
seventeen " fidderis " of the same to the monastery at their own 
cost, with one long draught or carriage of coals, logs, lime", lead, 
and tiles, with their own oxen or horses in carts (cwrribus) or 
otherwise, in each year, when required, with the astricted mul- 
ture of the grain mill of Kathik; also a yearly due to the 
dominical chaplain of Bennathy, and the parish clergyman of 
tin; same, also of the ferry-boat of Ylef ; with all forinsec service, 
as well in time of war as of peace, and going in company with 
the abbot or with the commissaries of his family (JamiUc nostrc) 
in the army of the kingdom, or convention of the lieges for 
defence of the kingdom and resistance of " our old enemies of 
England," and for defence of the said monastery ; with power to 
tin' said monastery to distrain the .said Eobert's movables, if he 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 167 

fail in payment of said feu-farm, within forty days after requisi- 
tion thereof, with 20s. Scots as damage for delay, and this beside 
other penalties which may be incurred on account of the pre- 
mises : Providing also that it shall not be lawful to the said 
Eobert to sell the said lands, except they be first offered to the 
monastery, and if refused, then he may sell to any one of no 
hio-her rank than himself, this charter to be null if he do other- 
wise ; and in the case foresaid, the said Eobert shall be bound 
to answer, with premonition of twenty-one days, to three pleas 
to be held at the said monastery; and the said Eobert shall 
keep up the houses, woods, etc., on said lands, his heirs doubling 
the feu-duty at their first year's entry. Moreover, the said 
Eobert shall, if necessary, freely receive and carefully preserve 
the teind sheaves of said lands, and shall have granaries prepared 
for the same ; reserving to the monastery, inter alia, the fisheries 
of salmon on the water of Ylef, and a place for hanging and 
stretching nets, if need be : Signed and sealed at Cupar, 31st 
May 1558. 

[Fol. 93, 94.] 

Charter to Eobert Alexander, of the Third Part of the 
Lands of Galloraw, Etc. 

208. Charter by Donald, abbot of Cupar, and the convent 
thereof, giving, granting, and confirming to Eobert Alexander, 
and Margret Blair, his spouse, Alexander Alexander, their son, 
and their heirs, all and whole the third part of the lands of 
Galloraw, with pertinents, together with a plot of ground 
(praxlio), garden, and croft lying in the eastern quarter of the 
new place, inhabited and possessed by the said Eobert and 
Margaret, and also the houses and gardens contiguous, on the 
east side, inhabited by the widows of Donald Eandell and John 
Mathy ; also the croft of St Katherine, and the croft lying on 
the west side of the common street leading to the end of the 
place, with their plot of ground between the plot of Thomas 
Pilmour on the east, and the plot of David Cuben on the west, 
with all pertinents of said lands and others lying in the lordship 
of Cupar and sheriffdom of Perth : To be held and possessed by 



168 EEGISTEB OF TACKS OF 

the said Bobert, and Margaret, his spouse, and the longer liver 
of the two in conjunct fee, and by Alexander, their son, and his 
heirs whomsoever, of the convent, etc., in feu-farm heritably for 
ever : They paying therefor 40s. Scots as formerly, with 34s. 8d. 
augmentation, in all £3, 14s. 8d., and five bolls, two bushels, 
two pecks, and two parts of a peck of barley, free from straw, 
with two dozen capons, two bolls of oats, two " turssis " of 
straw, with carriage of hay in the carts of the convent, by their 
own oxen and sufficient horses, from the abbey meadow yearly, 
that all hay may be built up in their hay-yard, with astricted 
multures, payment to chaplain of ' the blessed Mary ' at Ben- 
nathy, ferry-boat, [and other similar conditions as to failure of 
payment of rent within forty days, 30s. being penalty, and 
other clauses as in the preceding charter]. Moreover, the said 
Robert, and Margaret, and Alexander, shall build and have 
always in readiness ample buildings on their eastern plot of 
ground, viz., a large hall, chambers, with well-appointed tables, 
stable with straw, hay, and oats, a cellar stored with victuals, 
drinks, and wines, when they can be had, always ready to 
be sold to the convent and successors, and their servants and 
guests arriving on the sea-coast of Angus; also they shall 
plant orchards, herb-gardens, flower-gardens, and other things 
suitable to this soil; also the said Alexander's heirs shall 
double the feu-duty as use is: Finally, the said abbot, etc., 
grant to the said Eobert, Margaret, and Alexander, the right of 
citizens, with liberties and privileges granted to the monastery 
by King James the Fourth in " our burgh of Kethik ; " also the 
portion of marshy land, measured by certain good men, and 
annexed to these plots of ground and crofts, lying in the marshy 
land in a field of the Grange of Cupar, between the portion of 
the husbandmen of Cowbyre on the west, and the portion of 
Alexander Eamsay on the east, extending in breadth fifteen 
roods in length to the middle portion of the said marshy land, 
for digging and drying their peats ; and also for manuring the 
said lands and crofts, they give yearly all the dung in the 
common stables, with ashes and dust from the convent work- 
shops and courtyards (areis), to be carried away by the said 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 169 

Bobert, etc., according to a decree of the abbot, part of the said 
ashes being reserved to the convent for young plants, when they 
need it : Eeserving to the convent, inter alia, the fisheries of 
salmon on the Ylef, and a place for spreading and hanging nets, 
and a place of common market and unmolested passage to the 
house and garden of the cook of the convent, and also the 
" wester perk " of Galloraw, for the use of the convent in any 
manner to be determined ; but the east park the husbandmen of 
Galloraw shall themselves cultivate for their own use by this 
rule (hac lege) — they shall sow the field for two years, [then] the 
fruits of the second year being gathered, they shall make ready 
that field for growing broom ; and they shall carefully preserve 
and everywhere enclose the park lands for seven years, the broom 
for the convent, the pasture for themselves, from which broom 
they shall drive all the cattle, that it may grow ; and they shall 
begin to drive the cattle from the broom in the year 1559, thus 
alternating the broom for seven years for the hearths and ovens 
of the abbey, and two years' produce for themselves, with pas- 
ture in proper season and soil : Signed and sealed the last day 
of May 1558. [Cancelled hy rcncival.] 

[Fol. 95.] 

209. Charter by Donald, abbot of Cupar, to John Bell, and 
Katherine Berny, his spouse, of six acres of land in Cawsayend, 
near Cowpargrange, for cutting and drying peats, like other 
tenants of Cawsaend, with common pasture, and others used 
and wont, under usual reservations : Signed and sealed at 
Cupar, 31st May 1558. 

Charter to William Ray, of Six Acres of Land and a 
Tenement in Cawsayend. 

210. Chartei by Donald, abbot of Cupar, and the convent 
thereof, giving and granting to William Eay and his heirs, all 
and whole those six acres of land of the burgh of Kethik now 
called Butteris hill, on the west side of the common way descend- 
ing to Baitschele, extending from the said way by the lands of 



170 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

Kemphill to the warren on the west and the acres of John Bell 
on the south, with the tenement and yard pertaining to said 
acres, lying in Causaend betwixt William Lawson's tenement on 
the east, and John Campbell's tenement on the west, occupied 
presently by the said "William Eay, with pertinents, lying with- 
in the lordship of Cupar and shire of Perth : To be held and 
possessed by the said "William Eay and his heirs whomsoever in 
feu-farm for ever : Paying therefor yearly 26s. 8d. Scots as 
formerly, with 8s. of augmentation, in all 34s., with other due 
service ; giving and granting to John Bell, and Katherine Barnie, 
and their heirs, all and whole those six acres of land of the 
burgh of Kathik lying in the west part of Calsayend on both 
sides of the common way, extending from the garden of "William 
Gourlay to the way going down to Baitschele on the north, the 
lands of Kathyk called Brwnie Park on the west, and the lands 
of the foresaid "William Gourlay on the south, with the bounds 
of a certain loch within the said acres and lands of said "William 
Gourlay, and a piece of land called the Little Meadow within the 
foresaid six acres, along with the toft, croft, garden, and pertinents 
of the same, presently occupied by the said John Bell, lying 
within the lordship of Cupar and shire of Perth : To be held 
and possessed by the said John and Katherine, his spouse, in con- 
junct fee and liferent, and by the lawful heirs male of the said 
John's body, whom failing, his heirs whomsoever, in feu-farm 
for ever : Paying therefor yearly the sum of 50s. as formerly, 
with 16s. of augmentation, in all £3, 6s., with other due service, 
and under the usual conditions : Providing that they shall keep 
up sufficient house and stabling, with meat and drink to be sold 
to the servants of the monastery when travelling, granting them 
the privileges of the burgh of Kethik, also a place in the moss 
called the Moss of the Monks, and usual conditions, priviL 
and reservations as in the preceding : Signed and sealed 31st 
May 1558. 

[Fol. 96.] 

Tack to Findlai P.vtersonk, in Owar Klkik. 

211. P>e it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAK. 171 

. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Fyndlay Pater- 
soun, Jonet Thomas, his spous, and to ane air maill, .• . . 
all and hale the tane half of . . . Owar Elrik: . . . 
Payand tbairfore zerelie to ws . . . the sowm of thretty 
schillingis vsuall money, . . . tway tame geis, tway pultre, 
with sax laidis of petis, [the conditions and date of subscription 
the same as in previous letters of date 9th March 1557]. Paid to 
fabric £9. 



[Fol. 97.] 

Tack to Jonet Halden, and Joiin Falay, hek Son, of Parts 
of Ester and Westek Balbrogy. 

212. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Jonet Halden, 
Jhone Falay, hir sone, Elspetht Small, his spous, and to ane air 
male, ... all and hale the half landis of Crwnane, quhilk 
the said Jonet, and Jhone, hir sone, had in tak and assedatioun 
of before in lyfrent, all and hale ane quarter of our towun and 
landis of Ester Balbrogy, . . . togidder with ane half 
quarter of Wester Balbrogy, . . . quhilk Colyne Campbell 
and his subtenentis lauborit and manurit afore, and resignit be 
the said Colyne in favouris of the said Jonet and Jhone, hir 
sone, be excambioun : . . . Thay payand thairfore zeirlie to 
ws ... for the said quarter of Ester Balbrogy the sowm of 
foure pundis, aucht [schillingis], xj d , vsuall money, 
saxtene pultre, vj b ij f of hors corn, . . . casting and wynning 
of xxxiij fidderis of petis in our est myre of Balbrogy, . . . 
with ane maill turs of fodder and ane lang draucht to lyme, 
sclait, salt, tymmer, or colis ; . . . and for the said half 
quarter zerelie thai sail pay to ws . . . the sowm of thre 
pundis sax 8 viij a money forsaid, . . . with tuelf pultre, 
. . . five bollis of hors corn, . . . with ane maill turs 
fodder, casting and wynnyng of xxv fidderis of petis, . . . 
and sail leid to our place zerely xvj fidderis and ane half for 



172 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

the said quarter of Ester Balbrogy, and xij fidderis and ane half 
for the half quarter of Wester Balbrogy, . . . doand thair 
det lelelie and trewle to our come miln of Kathik, parroche 
clerk and Lady preist of Bennatky, and boitman ... of 
Ylay: . . . Subscriuit ... at the abbay of Cowpar, 
the viij day of December in the zere of God j m v c lvj zeris. 

Charter to John, Earl of Athole, of Lands of Innervak. 

213. Charter by Donald, abbot of Cupar, and convent thereof, 
in favour of John, Earl of Athole, of all and whole the lands of 
Innervak, with their pertinents, lying within the earldom of 
Athole, sheriffdom of Perth, and lordship or lands of Cupar : 
To be held and possessed by the said earl and his heirs 
and assignees whomsoever, in feu-farm for ever : Paying therefor 
annually £4 Scots as formerly, with 24s. of augmentation, in 
all £5, 4s., with duplicand at entry of heirs; also rendering one 
plea annually at the monastery for all service exigible ; and if 
any taxation shall be levied at any time by king or parliament 
for said lands, the said earl shall answer therefor, besides 
binding himself to defend the said monastery against all in- 
vaders : Dated at Cupar, 7th October 1558. 

Precept of sasine of same date, in common form. 

[Fol. 98.] 

Tack to John Peddei;, of Pour Acres in Bethschell- 

iiaicht. 

214. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot off the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grant it, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our louittis Johne Pedder, 

, his spous, and to ane air male, ... all 
and haill the fowr acris of land lyand in the Betschell haich, 
with the toft and zaird pertenyng thairto; quhilk wmquhill 
Archibald Campbell brukit afoir, and now instantlie occupeit, 
labourit, and manurit be Johne Campbe[ll], . . . for all the 
dais and tennis of thairis and ilkane of thairis lyftymes : . . . 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAB. 173 

Thay payand thairfoir zeirlie to ws . . . the sowme of 
twenty sex sehillingis auclit penneis wswall money off Scotland, 
. . . twelf cok and hen sufficient for pultre, with leding of 
sand to our said place of Cowpar, quhen thai ar chergit thairto 
be ws or our maister of wark, . . . doand thair det to our 
come myll of Kethik, . . . [no heresy clause] : Subscriuit 
with our handis at Cowpar, the day of in the zeir 

of God j m v c lviij zeiris. 

Chabtee to Thomas Kennedy, of the Lands of Kyncbech 
and Glenboye. 

215. Charter by Donald, abbot of Cupar, with consent of the 
chapter thereof, whereby, in accordance with ancient royal 
statutes and acts of parliament relating to the setting of lands 
in feu-farm, for the erection of commodious buildings, cultiva- 
tion and improvement of waste lands, plantation of trees, breed- 
ing of fishes in fresh waters, construction of dovecots, making 
of greens, gardens, and rabbit warrens, and also for providing 
tenants with arms and other requisites of war, for defence of 
the prince and kingdom of Scotland, against their old enemies 
and other invaders whomsoever, by encouraging them in the 
hope that the lands should continue with them and their heirs 
for ever, and so to advance the common interest of the country ; 
and in accordance also with ecclesiastical canons, relating to the 
setting of church lands; and in consideration of a sum of 
money paid to them with glad mind and ready hand by Thomas 
Kennedy, fear of Coiff, for the use of the monastery towards 
paying their almost insupportable burdens, frequent taxations, 
and manifold vexations, and for redeeming pensions, and 
especially for his steady and thankful service rendered to 
them in the defence of themselves and their monastery against 
the insults and dreadful threatenings of many lay princes and 
their subordinates of the kingdom of Scotland, in these days 
opponents of the orthodox faith, utterly destroying many sacred 
places in divers neighbouring parts, — the said abbot and convent, 
gave and granted to the said Thomas Kennedy, and the heirs- 



174 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

male of his body lawfully to be gotten, whom failing, to his 
lawful and nearest heirs male bearing the arms and surname of 
Kennedy, and their assignees whomsoever, all and whole the 
lands of the Grange of Kyncrech, and the lands of Glenb 
with corn mills and walk mills of the same, lying in the lord- 
ship of Cupar and shire of Forfar : To be held of the granters, in 
feu-farm for ever, for the yearly rent of £50, 8s. of old rental, 
with £5 of augmentation thereof, in all £55, 8s., with eighty-four 
capons, twenty-four " pultre," and twelve bolls oats, with one fed 
pig or " bair," or 26s. 8cL as the value thereof; with carriage of 
dried fish from the town of Montrose, or any other port on the 
sea shore within Angus or Meatus, for the sustenance of the abbot 
and convent ; and also the carriage of bent to the said monastery 
every year, when required. Moreover, the said Thomas and his 
heirs shall render three suits of court at the thre head pleas of 
the monastery annually, and shall be bound to walk, ride, fortify, 
and take part with the abbot and convent in defence of them 
and the monastery, in all time to come : Dated at Cupar Abbey, 
2d January 1558-9, before these witnesses; James Hering of 
Glusclune, James Hering of "Wester Gormok, Mr David Campbell 
in Denhead, Colin Campbell in Crwnan, John Campbell of 
Southhous, Sir John Hammyll from Kippen, prebendary, and 
John Robison, notary, with others. 

[FoL 99.] 
Tack to Robert Porter, of an* Eighth Part of Kethik 

216. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to oure louittis Robert Porter, 
Agnes Campbell, his spous, and to ane thair air maill, . . . 
all and hale ane auchtane part of our towun and landis of 
Kethik, with the pertenens, the quhilk vmquhile Watte Boyd, 
and Katrine Barnye, his spous, brukit and josit before, togidder 
with the teind schavis of the samyn, for all the dais and termes 
of thair lyftymmes : . . . Thay payand thairfore zerelie to 
ws . . . the sowni of fouie pundis, thre schillingis, foure 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 175 

penneis, vsuall money, . . . auchtene cok and hen sufficient 
for pultre, tway bollis of hors come, xvij fidderis of turffis leding 
. . . out of the mwre of Montkell or ony vther place, . . . 
and sail help to fut and rekill the samyn zerelie, with tway 
lang draucht to lyme, sclait, tymmer, leid, or colis, give thai be 
chargeit thairto ; and for thair teind schavis of the samyn sail 
pay zerelie five bollis, ane firlet, ane pect mele, and thre bollis 
thre peckis bere, . . . and tway turssis fodder, with all 
vther arag, carage, dewiteis and dew seruice, vse and wont, 
. . . doand thair det to our corne myln of Kethik, Lady 
preist and parroche clerk of Bennathy, and to our boitman of 
Hay : . . . Subscriuit ... at the abba}' of Cowpar, 
the audit day of Marche . . . ane thousand five hundretht 
fifty and sevin zeris. 

[Fol. 100.] 

My Lady Craufurde, and My Lord Ogiluy, hir 
Sonis, Assedatioun of Mekle Forthtr. 

217. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, and conuent of the 
samyn, ... for gret sowmes of monye pait realie, and 
with effect delyuerit to ws, be ane rycht honorable lady Dame 
Katrine Campbell, Countes of Craufurde, and James, Lord 
Ogiluy of Erlie, hir sone, to haif grantit, set, and for maill in 
assedatioun lattin, and be thir presentis, grantis, settis, and for 
maill in assedatioun lattis, to the saidis Dame Katrine Campbell, 
Countes of Craufurde, James, Lord Ogiluy of Arlie, hir sone, and 
to ane his air quhatsumeuir, the langar levand of thame thre, 
falzeing of ane to ane vther, with powar to thame and euery ane 
of thame to mak subtenentis to laubour the grund vnderwrytting 
[of] na gretar degre nor thame selffis, all and hale our town and 
landis of Mekle Forthir, with the pertenens, quhilk the said 
Dame Kattrine and hir subtenentis brukis and josis now 
instantlie, lyand within the baronye of Glennylay and scheref- 
dome of Forfair, for all the dais, zeris, and termes of thairis and 
ilkane of thairis lyftymmes, and to the laDgar lewand of thame 



176 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

tlire, failzeing of the ane to ye vther successiue, as is attune 
writtin : To be haldin and to had all and halle the saidis landis 
of Mekle Forthir, with the pertenens, to the said Dame Katrine, 
James, hir sone, and ane his air quhatsuineuir, induring thai* 
lyftyromes as said is, off "ws and our successouris, in tak and 
assedatioun, as the samyn lyes in lyntht and breid, in houssis, 
biggynnis, toft, croft, niwris, mossis, boundis, feildis, common 
pasture, fre ische and entre, and with all and syndre vther com- 
moditeis, fredomes, profettis, and emolimentis, and rychtwuss 
pertenens quhatsumeuir pertenyng or rychtwuslie may pertene 
thairto, als wele nocht nemmit as nemmit, far as nere, frelie, 
quietlie, wele, and in pace, but ony revocatioun, obstakle, or 
impediment quhatsumeuir : Payand thairfor zerelie, the saidis 
Dame Katrine, James, Lord Ogiluy, hir sone, and ane his air for- 
said, the langar levand of thame thre be thame selffis, and thair 
subtenentis, lauboraris of the grand, to ws and our successouris, 
the sowm of saxtene merkis gude and vsuall money of Scotland, 
at tway termes in the zere, Witsunday, and Mertymmes in winter, 
be equall portiones ; aucht tame geis, saxtene pultre, cok and hen 
sufficient, wynnyng and leding out of the boundis of Glennylay, 
one thair awin expens, thretty tway ladis of petis, quhilkis thai 
sail bring in all one day to the place of Cowpar ; with all vther 
dewiteis and dew seruice baytht in tyme of were and peas, and 
to hunting as thai be chargeit, and as the remanent of the 
tenentis of the baronye dois ; and thai sail sustene and nwrice 
ane leche of hunclis for tod and wolf, doand thair det to our come 
myln of Innerarite vse and wont; and thai sail put our said 
town and landis to all possible pollecye thai may, in biggin of 
houssis, planting of birkin treis, eschis, osaris, and sawchis, with 
thair defensouris, kepand gude nychtbourheid, statutis of our 
courtis, and thair land fra guide eftir thair powar : Providing 
that thai nor nane of thame remove nor put out oure stodhird, 
present or to cum, out of the auchtane part of the saidis landis, 
bot that thai thole thame to bruke and joss the samyn for sic 
payment and seruice as the remanent subtenentis of the town 
dois, conforme to the rait of the said auchtane part : And we, 
forsutht, the saidis abbot and convent, this our present asseda- 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 177 

tioun of the landis abune writtin, to the saidis Dame Katrine 
Campbell, James, Lord Ogiluy of Erlie, hir sone, and to ane his 
air quhatsuineuir, and to the langar levand of thame thre, 
. . . aganis all deidlie sal warand, acquiet, and defend as law 
will : Atour we haif maid, constitut, and ordanit 

and ilkane of thame 
coniunctlie and seueralie, our veray lauchfull and vndouttit 
bailze and bailzeis, gevand, grantand, and committand to thame 
and to euery ane of thame, coniunctlie and seueralie, our full 
powar, expres bidding, mandiment, and charge, to pas to the saidis 
landis of Mekle Forthir, and thair in our names to gif entres, 
saysing, and possessioun of the samyn to the saidis Durne Katrine, 
James, Lord Ogiluy, hir sone, or to thair certane attornais, be 
traditioun of thak and diffat as vse is, quhilk entres salbe 
sufficient for the said James air abune writtin; and generalie to 
do all and syndre vther thingis that to the office of balzeis in 
that part is knawin to pertene : In witnes of the quhilk to this 
our present assedatioun, subscriuit with our handis, our common 
sele is appensit, at Cowpar, the Tent day of September, the zere 
of God ane thousand five hundretht fifty and zeris. 

Tack to Jonete Alanesone and Robert Jak, her Son, of 
an Eighth Part of Wester Balbrogy. 

218. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to our welebelouittis Jonet 
Alanesone, relict of vmquhile Robert Jak in Balbrogy, and 
Eobert Jak, hir sone, , his spous future, and to 

ane thair air male, ... all and hale ane auchtane part of 
the west syde of Balbrogy, with the teind schawis of the samyn, 
. . . for all the dais and termis of . . . thairis lyf- 
tymmes : . . . Thay payand zerely to ws, ... for the 
said auchtane part of Wester Balbrogy, the sowm of thre pundis, 
sax schillingis, audit penneis, vsuall money, . . . togidder 
with five bollis of gude quhyt aitis for thair hors corn, tuelf 
pultre, . . . casting and wynning of xxv fidderis of petis, 

M 



178 REGISTER OF TACKS OF 

. . , and sail leid tuelf fidderis and ane half of the samyn, 
. . . with ane gret draucht zerelie to lyme, sclait, tymmer, 
colis, or salt, fra Dunde or vther placis, with fowre oxin and 
tway hors, give thai be chargeit thairto, with ane maill turs of 
fodder; and for the teind schewis of the samyn sail pay sax 
bollis of mele and iij bollis of bere, . . . and tway turs 
fodder, [all other clauses (excepting the heresy clause) as in former 
letters] : Subscriuit ... at the abbay of Cowpar, the xxvj 
day of September . . . j m v c lix zeris. 

[Fol. 101.] 

Tack to Symon Donald, of an Eighth Part of the 
Grange of Abirbothre. 

219. Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres ws Donald, 
. . . abbot of the abbay of Cowpar, ... to haif grantit, 
set, and for maill lattin ... to oure louittis Symon Donald, 
Isabell Halden, his spous, Danid Donald, thair sone, and to 
Thomas Donald, sone to the said Symon, gottin of his first wyf, 
all and hale ane auchtane part of our grange of Abirbothre, 
. . . togidder with the teind schawis of the samyn, for 
. . . thairis lyftymmes : . . . Thay paying zerelie for the 
said auchtane part . . . the sowm of rive pundis gude and 
vsuall money, . . . with twa bollis ane ferlot of hors corne, 
. . . fouretene capones, . . . and tway turs of fodder; 
and thai sail leid and inbring zerelie to our place of Cowpar sax 
fidderis of petis ; and for thair teind schavis . . . thai sail 
pay zerelie fowrtene bollis, tway ferlottis, tway peckis . . . 
victual, . . . tway part mele and thrid part bere, '* . . 
doand thair det to oure corne myln of the Blaklaw, boit man of 
Hay, Lady preist and parroche clerk of Bennathy, [other usual 
clauses, except tJuxt as to heresy] : Subscriuit ... at Coupar, 
the xxvj day of September . . . j m v c lix zeris. 



Charter to John Cragow. of the Lands of Owar Campsy, 
alias Wolfhill, and Five Acres of Land in Baitschelehill. 

220. Charter by Donald, abbot of Cupar, and convent tho^»f, 



THE ABBEY OF CUPAK. 179 

to John Cragow, and Cristine Eettray, his spouse, and their heirs, 
of the lands of Owar Campsy, commonly called the Wolf hill ; 
lying within the lordship of Cupar and shire of Perth, with the 
privilege to them and their heirs, and to no other, of selling beer 
and salt within the said lands, and with common pasture in 
the open woods only of Campsy, so that it is not permitted to 
pasture their cattle in the woods enclosed or being enclosed, 
commonly called " hanyt woddis ; " also five acres of land with 
houses and yard of Boghall, viz., three acres lying in Baitschele- 
hill, between the acres of Henry Thomson on the east part, and 
the acres of John Campbell on the west part; and also two 
acres lying on the east side of Kemphilhauch with their per- 
tinents, as formerly occupied by William Jak; reserving the 
common way broad and intact as it now is, running westward 
from the said house of Boghall ; with all privileges of the burgh 
of barony of Kethik ; also a place in the monk myre near 
Cowpargrange for digging and drying peats, as is assigned to 
other tenants of Calsayend and Baitschele, with pasture for 
their beasts in the commonty of the towns of Cawsayend and 
Baitschele, used and wont, lying in the lordship and sheriffdom 
foresaid : To be held by the said John Cragow, and Cristine 
Eettray, his spouse, and the longer liver of them, and the heirs 
lawfully procreated between them, whom failing, by the heirs-male 
whomsoever of the said John, in feu-farm for ever : Paying for 
the foresaid lands of Owar Campsy, alias Wolfhill, with per- 
tinents, annually, £8 Scots of former rental, with 40s. of 
augmentation, with two bolls of oats and twenty-four hens, 
with usual services ; and for the said five acres of land with 
houses and yard, 4Ss. of former rental, with 14s. 4d. of augmenta- 
tion; in all amounting to £13, 10s. 4d., with nine hens, with 
carriage of sand and salt, and other services ; [also with and 
under conditions as to failure in payment, prohibition of sale, 
etc., as in other charters]. And the said John and Cristine 
shall keep up a sufficient house on the foresaid tenement of 
Boghall, with hall, chambers, granary, byre, and stabling, and 
food for 16 horses, for guests, with food and drink to be sold 
to^ie convent, their servants, and other travellers. Also the 



180 KEGISTEK OF TACKS OF THE ABBEY OF CUPAR. 

heirs of the said John and Cristine shall pay duplicand at 
entry. Signed and sealed at Cupar, 30th December 1558, 
before these witnesses, Thomas Kennedy, fiar of Coiff, John Blair, 
apparent of Balgillow, Alexander Baxter, and Sir John Hamyll, 
prebendary of Kippane, Mr John Eettray. 

Charter to John Campbell, Lord of Skippinche, of the 
Lands of Cowpargrange. 

221. Charter by Donald, abbot of Cupar, and the convent 
thereof, whereby, for the good and faithful service done by 
John Campbell of Skippinche, they give and grant to him and 
his heirs-male, all and singular the lands of Cowpargrange 
with all pertinents, lying within the sheriffdom of Forfar, 
extending in yearly rent and profits to £40 Scots : To be held 
and possessed by the said John Campbell and the lawful heirs- 
male of his body, whom failing, by his lawful and nearest heirs- 
male whomsoever bearing the arms and surname of Campbell, 
in feu-farm for ever: Paying therefor yearly £40 Scots of 
former rental, with 26s. 8d. of augmentation, in all, £41, 6s. 8d., 
with three pleas in the year in full of all other service exigible. 
Signed and sealed at Cupar, 5th April 1559, before James 
Hering of Glasclune, James Hering of Wester Gormok, William 
Blair of Bawgillow, Colin Campbell of Crwnane, John Hammyll 
from Kippane, prebendary, and John Kobison, notary public, 
with many others. 



[End of Volume Second of Original MS.] 



RENTAL 

OF THB 

MONASTERY OF ST MARIE OF CUPAR, 

OF THE YEAR 1542. 



Campsy. 

Maistir Alexander M'Brek, for the nadir thoun and the akir 
vndir the craig xiij lib . 

Item, Sanct Tennandis akir x s , or ellis alsmekill walx. 

Item, the fyschair and kygair croft xvj s viij d , or to vphald 
ane sufficient rowar to the cobill and cariage man to cary the 
fysche. 

Item, iiij bollis of hors corn, four dousoun of pultre. 

Item, the teyndis of the haill Campsy heicht and laicht xx Ub . 

Item, the wedo and hir soun Johne Crago, for the Owar 
thoun, videlicet, thre quarteris vj lib vj f of hors corn, ij 1 ^ pultre. 

Item, the wedo, Dauid Cragois wif, for ane quartar of the 
sammyn xl 8 ij f of hors corn, and vj pultre. 

Item, the haill fysching sumtym at xl lib now in oure awin 
hand. 

Summa ville in anno by the teyndis, careage, and fysching 
— xxij Ub vj 8 viij d , et of hors corn vj b , et of pultre vj 1 ^' vj 
pultre. 

The haille towun, comoun careage, quhen the abbot or ony of 
the conuent is thair. 



182 rental of the monastery of 

Bkunthy Hill and Souterhows. 

James Thome liij 8 iiij d , ij b auenarum, xxiiij pultre, with com- 
moun careage. 

Finlay Alexander xl 8 auenarum, xxiiij pultre, with commoun 
careage. 

Daniel Esse viij lib , xxiiij caponis, iiij b auenarum, with thre 
gret drawthis of tymmire, leid, sclait, irrin, in the zeire. 

Summa ville in anno xij lib xiij 8 iiij d , and vj b aittis, and 
xlviij pultre, and xxiiij capones. 

Cottwarde. 
Johne Burt xl 8 , xij pultre, and commoun careage. 

Kethyke. 

Robert Spalding ane auchtane part iiij lib iij 8 iiij d , xviii pultre, 
ij b aitis, xvj fyddir and ane half of turfis, with thre small lang 
careagis. 

Item, William Spalding for the myll and mylland xxvj lib xiij 8 
iiij d , iiij^J of capones, xij pultre, xlviij geys, allowand vj d for the 
pece, ane bair at Zouile, and ane vther at Paische, allowand 
for thame the price at thai cost at the first bying. 

Alexander Berny for ane auchand part iiij lib iij 8 iiii d , ij b aitis, 
xviij pultre, xvj fyddir and ane half of turfys, with thre small 
lang cariagis. 

Thome Anderson ane auchand part [the same rent]. 

James Bridy for ane auchand part [the same rent], 

Katte Berny for ane auchand part [the same rent]. 

Katte Barbour for ane auchand part [the same rent]. 

Stewin Elmoir for ane auchand part [the same rent]. 

Wille Pery in the Cothill for ane auchand part, [the same rent]. 

Gibbe Portar for the half of the Walk Myll xl 8 , xij caponis, 
with commoun cariage. 

Wille Eussall for the half of the Walk Myll [the same rent]. 

Item, Sanct Niniane croft ij b ij firlattis ordei. 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 183 

Summa ville in anno iij xx iiij lib , and iij xx xij caponis, and 
vij xx xvj pultre, and xlviij geys, and vj xx xij fidderis of 
turfys, and xxiiij lang draucht of sclait, tymmir, and 
colis, and that by Sanct Niniane akyr. 

Kemphill. 

George Name ix lib vj 8 viij d , vj b aitis, iij xi i vj pultre, with sum 
tyrue 1 fwdyr of petis, and now bot fydderis. 

Item, nota that Andro Pereys land gewin him for keiping of 
ouir cwnigair and parkis, and that the tennentis of the Kemp- 
hille nor Ketheik ma nocht remove hyme bot at the abbot to 
put in and owt tennent thaire, and thairfor the teyndis is set 
ay be the self. 

Summa ville in anno patet. 

Caussend sew Yillagium de Kethik. 

vij^ acre Eoberti Berny I s , xviij pultry, with careig to the 
samin. 

Item, Ville Eduarde four akir xx 8 . 

Item, Androw Mucins croift xxvj 8 viij d . 

Item, William Gourlay four akair — xxxvj 8 viij d , xij pultre, 
with the careage in the zeire. 

Dauid Broun twa ackaris — x 8 . 

Item, James Eduard twa akyr the quhilk vmquhill Andro 
Hardy occupiet, and he now instant x 8 . 

Summa ville vij Ub xiij 8 iiij d , with xxx pultre. 

Baitscheill. 

Item, Wille Jak five akar xlviij 8 , ix pultre, with thre careagis 
salt, lyme, and colis, and wyning of hay and eldyn, and ledyng 
of sand. 

Item, Eobe Cuben sex akar of land xxxvj 3 viij d , xij pultre, with 
thre careagis salt, lyme, and colis, and wyning of hay and eldyn, 
and ledyng of sand. 



184 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

Item, Johne Portar sex akar xl B , xviij pultre, with careage as 
said is. 

Item, Jolme Forman, alias Tailzour, twa akyr and ane half 
xvj 8 viij d , vij| pultre, with careage. 

Item, Dauid Cuben twa akyr xiij 8 iiij d , vj pultre, with careage 

Item, Johne Browun sewin akyre and ane half l 8 , xxij^ pultre, 
with careage. 

Item, Archibald Campbell four akyT that Peddar occupiet 
xxvf viij d , xij pultre, with careage. 

Item, Dauid Portar sex akaris for the sendee of the zait. 

Item, Johne Mersar fyfe ackyr and ane half xxxvj 8 viij d , xvj^- 
pultre, with careage as the laif. 

Item, Dauid Talzour four ackyr vmquhill Andro Brownis xxvj 8 
viij d , vij pultre, with careage. 

Item, Johne Pilmoir twa akyr xiij 6 iiij d , vj pultre, with careage. 

Item, Vatte Baxtar five akyr xxxiij 8 iiij d , xv pultre, with careage. 

Item, the fysching sum tyme at iiij xij salmon and iiij xij grils, 
and that is now in our awin handis. 

Summa ville Baitscheill xvij lib xvj 8 , vj" xvji pultre, with 
careage ws and wont, attour the portar and the fisching. 

Kewcaussay. 

Androw Bell for the est croft and west croft and Sanct 
Kathrinis croft ix b ij f ordei, xiij 8 iiij d . 

Item, Thome Pilmoir twa croftis xx 8 with seruice to eldin and 
hay. 

Item, Johne Brown for Lawtais croift iij bollis beir. 
Summa ville xxxiij 8 iiij d , xij b ij f ferme bair. 

COUBYIRE. 

Item, AVille Pery the thrid part xxvj s viij d , xvij b bair, with xij 
caponis, twa bollis aitis, with leding of our hay and ane gret 
draeht zeirlie in tymmer, sclait, or leid to the place. 

Item, Andro Burt siclik in all maner of thingis forsaid and 
dewiteis. 



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Item, Ville Boyid siclik. 

Item, Symon for the keichin akar xiij 8 iiij d . 

Summa ville in anno iiij lib xiij 8 iiij d , and iij c iij b ordei, and 
vj b aitis, and xxxvj caponis, and iij gret drachis of sclait, 
tymniar, or colis. 

Balgirscho. 

Item, Dauid Jak ane quartar iij Iib iij 8 viij d , xxiiij pultre, j b ij f 
aitis, with commoun careage at all tymis. 

Item, Thome Scone the half towun vj Iib vij 8 iiij d , xlviij pultre, 
iij b aitis, with commoun careage effering to twa pie wis. 

Item, Dauid Eollok siclik in all maner of dewiteis forsaid.* 

Nota. — Thairof lattin dovn xij 8 for akiris gevyn to the Walk 
Myln. 

Item, Eobe Masoun ane akyr vj 8 viij d , iij pultre. 

Item, Wille Andro twa akyr xiij" iiij d , vj pultre. 

Symon ane akar vj 8 viij d , iij pultre. 

Eyche Small for the Walk Mylle and four acris liij 8 iiij d , xij 
pultre, with halding vp sufhcientlie the wattir of the dame to 
the landis at all tymis.* 

Nota. — This agmentit in xxxviij zeris. 

Summa ville in anno xvj llb xiiij 8 viii d , and vj 53 pultry, and 
vj b aitis. 

Galloray. 

Alexander Bamsay for ane saxt part and ane thrid part vndir 
the commoun seille xl 8 , xj b ij f bair of firnie, iij b aitis, xviii caponis, 
and commoun careage to the hay with thre gret dracht of 
tymmir, lym, salt, or colis. 

Item, Johne Browun ane sext part vnder the commoun seile 
xiij 8 iiij d , iij b iij f j pt bair, j b aitis, vj caponis, with leding of hay, &c, 
and ane gret dracht, &c. 

Androw Bell ane sex part [same as above]. 

Andro Eussell ane sex part [same as above]. 

Summa ville iiij hb , j c vj h iij f iij pt8 ordei, vj b aitis, xxxvj caponis. 



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Summa totalis vndir the officiar fra the reyd cruce west 
with Campsy, attour the teyndis j c , iij" ij liba ij 8 viij d , iij c 
iiij b aitis, v c xxij£ pultre, viij 11 viij caponis — that is to 
say, vj" the hundretht, with careage, ws and wont, as ilk 
towun beris in speciall, and v° vj b j f iij pts ferme beire. 
Eftir followis the rentale, vnder the officiar, fra the said reid 
croce est. 

Denheid, Wester and Ester. 

Robert Trumbull viij lib xvii 8 x d , xiij b aitis, xxxij pultre, castis 
iij" vj fiddyr of peitis, and leidis to the place of thame, xxxiij 
fyddir with twa gret drachtis of sclait, tymmir, or colis, and twa 
male turs of fodder. 

Maistir Dauid Campbell [the same rent]. 

Summa of the twa Denheidis in the zeir xvij Ub xv" viij d , 
and iij xx iiij pultre, and xxvj b aitis, and vj" xij fydderis of 
petis of casting and of thai leid in to the place, iij" vj 
fyddyr, and iiij gret drachis, and iiij male turs. 

Balbrogy, Wester, Owire, and Ester. 

Maistir Dauid Campbell for ane quartar of Wester Balbrosy 
vj Ub xiij 8 iiij d , x b aitis, xxiiii pultre, casting and wyning of 1 
fydder of petis, and leding in to the place thairof xxv fyddir, with 
ij gret drachis of sclait, lym, colis, or tymar, ij male turs of fodder ; 
and the said Maistir Dauid lies ane vthir quartar, payand thairfor 
conform to the first anent all maner of dewiteis aboun expremit. 

Item, Johne Thorn half ane quartar of the sammyn iij lib vj 8 
viij d , v b aitis, xij pultre, casting and wyning of xxv fyddir of 
petis, and leding in to the place thairof xij4- fydderis, with ane 
gret draucht to sclait, lym, tymar, or colis, j male turs of fodder. 

Andro Morgoun ane half quartar thairof, payand siclik in all 
thingis. 

Bartholome M'Brek ane half quartar of the said Westir 
Balbrogy, payand siclik in all thingis. 

Johnn Hetoun and his moder, siclyk as Maistir Dauidis in 
omnibus. 



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Eob Jak ane half quartar of the sammyn, payand thairfor 
equiuolent to the laif in all maner of dewiteis. 



Owar Balbrogy. 

Item, the Wedo Donaldsoun, wyf, and hir soun, iij lib vj 8 viii d , 
v b aitis, xvj pultre, wyning and casting of xxxiii fyddir of petis, 
and leding in to the place xvj| fyddir, with ane dracht to sclait, 
tymmar, lym, or colis, j male turs of fodder. 

Item, Eobe Patre, alias Hendersoun, the tother half, payand 
siclik. 

Ester Balbrogy. 

Robert Wirrycht ane quartar iiij lib viij 8 xi d , vj b ij fs aitis, xvj 
pultre, casting and wyning of xxxiij fydderis of petis, and leding 
in to the place of the sammyn xvj|- fydderis, with ane dracht to 
sclait, tymar, lym, or colis, j turs of fodder. 

Bartholome M'Brek ane quartar [the same rent]. 
Androw Alane ane quartar [the same rent]. 
Thome Jak ane quartar [the same rent]. 

Item, the fysching of Balbrogy iiii xi J salmond and iiij xij gryls, 
or ellis for ilk dousoun of salmon xvj s , and ilk dousone of 
grels x 8 . 

Summa totalis ville de Balbrogy, by the fysching, lj lib ij 8 
iiij d , and iiij c xij b aitis, and ix** xij pultre, and iij c xxxviij 
fydderis of casting and wyning of petis, and of thame 
leid to the place j c iij xx xix fydder, and xiiij gret dracht of 
sclait, tymmare, or colis, and xiiij male turs of fodder. 

Crunan. 

Johne Fawlay the tane half viij lib xviij 8 x d , xiij b aitis, xxxij 
pultre, iii xx vj fydder of petis, casting and wyning, and of tham 
leid into the place xxxiij, with ij gret dracht of sclait, tymmir, 
or colis, ij male turs of fodder. 

Archibald Andersone, siclik in all thingis pertening to the 
place. 



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Surama ville in anno xvij lib xv 8 viij d , and xxvj b aitis, and 
iij" iiij pultre, and vj" xij fedderis of casting and wyning 
of petis, and of tham leid in to the place iij" vj fydderis 
petis, and four gret drachtis of sclait, tymniar, or colis, 
and iiij male turs. 

Arthourstane. 

Johne Hill ane quartar iiij lib viij 8 xj d , v b aitis, xvj pultre, of 
casting and wyning of xxxiii fydderis petis, and leding in of the 
sammyn to the place xvj^ fudder, with ane gret dracht of 
sclait, tymmire, or colis, j male turs of fodder. 
Eobert Turnbull, siclik. 
"VVille Hendry ane quartar [the same rent]. 
Jame Allane ane quarter [the same rent]. 

Summa ville in anno xvij lib xv* viij d , and xx b aitis, and 
iij" iiij pultre, and vj" xij casting and wyning of 
fedderis of petis, and of the sammyn leding to the place 
iij" vj fydderis, and iiij male turs of foddire. 

Balmyle. 

Johne Flemyng ane sex part x b ijp fc p c farine, and x b ijp* p c 
ordei, ij b ij f ijp ts aitis, xij caponis, and xij pultre, and of leding 
in to the place of petis xxvj fydderis, with all vthir commoun 
careage at all tymis, j male turs of fodder. 

Androw Crokat for ane sex part [the same rent]. 
Thome Thane for ane sex part [the same rent]. 
Thome Stiblis soun for ane sex part [the same rent]. 
Johne Stiblis, zoungar, for ane thrid part xx b j pc \ part farine, 
et xx b j 1 " 1 -J- part ordei, v b j f jp c aitis, xxiiij caponis, xxiiij pultre, 
Iiij fydderis of petis leding to the place, with all vthir com- 
moun careage effering to thaire maling, ij male turs of fodder. 
Summa ville in anno de Balmyle iij c xij b j f farine, and iij c 
xij b j f ordei, and ane celder of aitis, and iij 11 xij caponis, 
and iij" xij pultre, and vij" xvij fydderis of petis leding to 
the place, and vj male turs of fodder, with commoun cariage. 



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Sumuia totalis sub officiario ex parte oriental]" rubee crucis 
extra decimas j c iiij Ub ix 8 iiij d , and x c iiij b aitis, and 
iij c iiij** xvj pultre, and iij" xij caponis, and vj c iij 11 xiiij 
fydderis of petis, casting and wyning, and of tham leid to 
the place be the tennentis iiij c iij xx xiiij fydderis, and xxij 
gret drachtis to sclait or lym ; and xxxij maill turs with 
thane commoun careage, as ilk towun beris in speciale, 
and iij c xij b j f beir, and iij c xij b meill. 
Vndir the officiar aboun the Watteris of Arytht and Hay. 

COUPERGRANGE. 

Johne Small ane tuelf part xxvj 3 viij d , xv b j pc ordei, iij b aitis, 
xij caponis, and ledyng in to our place of xiij fyddir of petis, j 
male turs of fodder, with commoun careage quhen he is chargit. 

The wedo, and hir soun Ville Hill, ane tuelf part, payand 
siclik. 

James Angus ane tuelf part, payand siclik. 

William Eogear ane tuelf part, payand siclik. 

Archibald Irland ane tuelf part, payand siclik. 

Androw Olyver, siclik. 

Johne Allan, siclik. 

Wille Hetoun, siclik. 

Patton Chepman, siclik. 

Johne Criste, siclik. 

Johne Meik, siclik. 

Watte Hudsoun, siclik. 

And for the fyschare akyre, xiij 8 iiij d . 

Summa ville in anno xvj Ub xiij 8 iiij d , xj c iiij b iij f ordei, 
xxxvj b aitis, xij E J of caponis, and vij xx xvj fydderis of 
petis leding, and xij turs of fodder, with common careage 
quhen thai ar chargit. 

Mylhorne. 

Alexander Cwmyng iij llb xviij caponis. 

Johne Sowtar, siclik in all thingis, and to ws the craift of 



190 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

fuillary, and to bring thame in apoun ane price conform to his 
commoun seille, and ane bair betuixt thame baytht zeirly ather 
at zowill or pasche, the cellarer giffand the price of him at the 
first bying. 

Summa ville in anno vj hb , and xxxvj caponis, and ane baire. 

Laidcasse, with the Myll. 

Johne Pery iii lib vj 8 viij d . 

Item, the wedo, and hir soun, Gilbert Chalmer, siclyk. 
Item, the twa akyr of land reseruit in our hand for keiping 
of the mvyr, with the fyschinge. 

Summa ville in anno, vj lib xiij 8 iiij d . 

Grangia de Abirbothre. 

Pattoun Donaldsoun ane auchtand part v lib , ij b j f aitis, xiij 
caponis and ane half, j male turs of fodder, with commoun 
[carriage] quhen he is chargit. 

Andro Crokat ane auchand part [the same rent]. 

Will Smytht ane auchand part [the same rent]. 

Wedo Donald ane auchand part [the same rent]. 

Syme Donald, hir soun, ane auchand part [the same rent]. 

Robert Rollok ane aucthand part, and twa part of ane 
aucthand part, viij lib vj 8 viij d , iij b iij f aitis, xxij^ caponis, ij male 
turs of fodder, with commoun careage effering to his part. 

Johne Sym, ane aucthand part, and ane thryd part of ane 
aucthand part, vj lib xiij 8 iiij d , iij b aitis, xviij caponis, j£ turs of 
fodder, with commoun cariage efferend to his part. 

Summa ville in anno xl Ub , and xviij b aitis, and v XI viij 
caponis, and viij male turs of fodder, and commoun 
careage. 

Blaklaw cum Molendino. 

Johne Crokat the tane half vij lib x", j b aitis, xxiiij caponis, 
with commoun area^e and careage. 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 191 

James Crokat the tother half vrj Ub x B , j b aitis, xxiiij caponis, 
with commoun careage and areage, with ane feid bair betuixt 
tha:ne baytht, with common cariage effering to tway plewchis 
in petis, and all thingis. 

Summa ville in anno v hb , and ij b aitis, and xlviij capones, 
and ane baire, and commoun careage and areage effering 
to ij plewis. 

COTZARDIS VESTER. 

Johne Crokat iiij lib vj s viij d , ij b aitis, xij pultre, with com- 
moun careage at all tymis quhen he is chargit, ane maill turs. 
James Crokat [the same rent], 

Cotzardis Ester. 

William Trumbull iiij lib vj s viij d , ij b aitis, xij pultre, with 
commoun careage at all tymis quhen he is chargit. 
Symon Donald [the same rent]. 

Summa ville in anno, xvij lib vj 8 viij d , and viij b aitis, and 
xlviij pultre, with commoun careage quhen thai ar 
chargit effering to iiij pleuchis. 

Cheppelthoun. 

Thome Jamesoun, v Ub , ij b aitis, xij pultre, with commoun 
careage quhen [he] is chargit. 
Johne Jamesoun [the same rent]. 
Androw Campbell [the same rent]. 

Summa ville in anno xv Ub , and vj b aitis, and xxxvj pultre, 
and commoun careage effering to iiij plewchis. 

Polcak. 

Robert Eollok ix Iib vj 8 viij d , iiij b aitis, xlviij pultre, with 
commoun careage ay quhen he is chargit, ij maill turssis. 

Summa ville in anno ix lib vj 9 viij d , and iiij b aitis, commoun 



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careage at all tyines, and xlviij pultre efferand to tta 
plewchis. 

Nathar Murthoun. 

Wille Sym iiij lib xiij 8 iiij d , iij b aitis, xxiiij pultre, with corn- 
moun careage and areage quhen he is chargit, j maill turs. 

Dauid Jamesoun, zounger, iiij llb xij 8 iiij d , iiij b aitis, xxiiij 
pultre, with commoun careage and areage quhen he is requirit, 
j maill turs. 

Sunima ville in anno ix ub vj 8 viij d , and vj b aitis, and xlviii 
pultre, with commoun careage all tymes quhen thai ar 
chargit efferand to tway plewchis. 

OWAR MUYRTHOUN. 

Item, the wedow iij Ub vj 8 viij d , j b j f j'p c £ part pect aitis, xvj 
pultre, with commoun careage at all tymis quhen sche is chargit, 
j maill turs. 

John Fyfe [the same rent]. 
Androw Eamsay [the same rent]. 

Suma x ub and iiij b aitis, and xlviij pultre, and commoun 
careage efferand to iij plewchis. 

TULYFERGUS. 

George Nam xij ub , xvj b aitis, vj xi J of pultre, with all commoun 
areage and careage at all tymes efferend to 4 pie wis to petis 
and all vther carage. 

Estir Drummy. 

George Turnbull viij Ub xiij 8 iiij d , xlviiij pultre with commoun 
careage at all tymis quhen he is chargit efferend to four plewis 
sic as cheis, roungis, and petis, and all vtheris. 

Myddyll Drummy. 
Harbert Turnbull v hb vj B viij d , xxiiij pultre, with commoun 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 193 

carege efferend to thre plewis, sic as cheis, rwngis, petis, and all 

vtheris. 

Summa totalis vnder the official- aboun the vatteris of Arycht 
and Ylay j c iij xx xj lib vj s viij d , and vj c iiij b aitis, and iij c xij 
pultre, and ij c iiij xx xvj caponis, viz., vj xx the hundretht, 
and xj c iiij b iij f ordei, and vij xx xvj fyddiris of petis leding 
in Couper Grange, with commoun careage ws and wont, 
and xx maill turs foddyr. 

Eftir followis vnder the official* of Persys and Callcis with 
Wester Drummy. 

Wester Drummy, with thair Teyndis. 

Wille Spalding ane quartar, xiiij b ordei or ix s for ilk boll 
extendand to vj lib vj s , xvj sufficient laid of petis wynnyng and 
ledyng to the place, with careage for our cheis and rowngis, &c. 

James Halden ane half quartar, vij b ordei or ix s for ilk boll 
extendant to iij ub iij s , viij laid of petis sufficient baytht with 
wynnyng and leding thairof to the place, with commoun careage 
for our cheis and rwngis, &c. 

Johne Lyndsay ane half quartar, payand siclik. 

Siluestar Ferquhair, siclik. 

Elizabetht Fyfe, siclik. 

Watte Millar, siclik. 

Dauid Wobstar [the same rent]. 

MOLENDINUM ElUSDEM. 

Dauid Spalding vj lilJ , xxiiij caponis, with the feding of the swyn 
and thair folio waris, and of thai ane to be ilk zeire feid ane 
sufficient bair, with careage conforme to the laif. 

Summa ville in anno cum decimis et molendino lvj b ordei, or 
ellis xxxj lib iiij 8 money, and xxiiij caponis, and iiij xx iiij 
laid of peitis, with commoun careage to cheis and vtheris 
as thai ar warnit. 

Calle cum Decimis. 
Johne Drummond ane quartar, lvj 8 viij' 1 . 
Donald lieyd, seiklik. 



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Johne Eeyd M' William ane half quarter, xxviij 6 iiij* 1 . 
"Watte Spaldin, siclik. 
AVatt Eettray, siclik. 

Johne Drummound ane half quarter, xxviij s iiij d . 
Item, twa akyr reseruit out of the sammyn towun, with the 
woid and girs of the strom to be disponit to ouir self. 
Item, the brewland xx s . 
Item, the myln of the sammyn iiij lib . 
Item, the land of the cheppell. 

Summa ville by the twa akaris, and woid, and cheppell, xvj lib 
vj s viij d . 

Parcels Xetiiyr. 
Watte Eettray for Xethyr Parceis viij lib . 

Parcels Owar. 

Maistir Dauid Campbell vij Kb vj fl viij d . 

Item, tway akaris reseruit out of the said tway Parceis for 
keiping of the woid. 

Summa of bayth the Parceis xv lib vj s viij d by the tway akeris 

for the wod, with commoun careage as Drummy. 
Summa totalis sub officiario de Wester Drummy cum Parceis 
et Calle iij xx ij lib xvij 8 iiij d , an iij xs iiij laid petis, with 
careage as ilk towun proportis, and xxiiij caponis. 

Sequitur sub Officiario in Adhollia et Mab — Innerwax. 
Johne, Erie of Athole, iiij ,ib . 

Tulloch. 
Item, the said Erie of Athole and his mother, iij llb . 

Dl'NFALLlTHY. 

Archibald Campbell, xj Ub . 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 195 

MURTHLIE IN ATHOLE. 

Archibald Campbell xj lib .* 

Nota. — Thir tway wes agmentit in anno quadragesimo secundo 
xl s . 

Summa in Adolia in anno xxix lib , with do seruice. 

Murtiilie in Mar. 

Alexander Forbes pays ay zeirlie at the first Marymes in 
Dunde for all the haill zeir.* 

Nota. — This eikit in xlj zeris xxvj s viij d . 
Summa in Mar patet. 

Sequitur sub Officiario de Glenyla in Axno — Dalwany, 
wtth the teyndis of the self and forthour. 

Johne Mure for the tane half liij 8 iiij d , iiij tame geis, viij 
pultre or hennis, with commoun careage to our tymmir, huntting, 
and all vthir do seruice quhen he is chargit, viij laid of petis. 

Item, the tothir half, with the teyndis of the haill thoun and 
Forthour, in the said Johnnis handis, for keiping of the gudis of 
the place, videlicet, xl gret ky with thair followaris, and oxin 
and hors and seid to laubour the said thoun, conforme to ane 
indentour maid betuixt the abbot and the said Jolmn Mvry; 
and sail pay for the girs catell, conforme to the said indenture 
maid the sext day of Februar the zeir of God j m v c and xlj zeris, 
quhilk is lyand in the store (score ?) buik ; viij laid of petis. 

LlTILL FORTHIR. 

James Maknichol I s , with common careage to our tymmir, 
hunting, &c, with ij geis, iiij pultre, viij laid of petis. 
Johne M'Nychol, siclik. 

Summa ville, v Iib , iiij geis, viij pultre, xvj laid of petis. 

Mekyll Forthyr. 

Donald M'Allan ane quarter liij 8 iiij d , with common careage 
as said is, ij geis, iiij pultre, viij laid petis. 



196 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

Eobe M'Nychol aue auchtane part of the sammyn thowin, 
xxvj 8 viij d , with careage, ane guis, ij pultre, iiij laid of petis. 

Jouet Briseacht ane auchtane part, siclik. 

Johne Barrone ane auchtane part, siclike. 

Maistir Dauici Campble ane quarter, liij s iiij d , ij geis, iiij 
pultre, viij laid petis. 

Eobe Duncan, alias Presen, ane auchtane part, siclik in 
omnibus, j guis, ij pultre, iiij laid of petis. 

Summa ville, x Ub xiij 8 iiij d , viij geis, xvj pultre, xxxij laid of 
petis. 

Downy. 

Johne Smytht ane sext part xx s , j guis, ij pultre, iij laid petis. 
Johne Brys, alias Finlaw [the same rent]. 
Johne Smart [the same rent]. 

Jame Smart ane thrid part of the saide thowin, xl s , ij geis, ij 
pultre, vj laid petis. 

Johne M'Kynnetht, xx 8 , j guis, j pultre, iij laid petis. 
Summa ville \j lilj , vj geis, vij pultre, xviij laid petis. 

Wester Innerarite. 

Johne Mychell ane quartan and ane half, iiij 1 ' 1 ', iij geis, vj 
pultre, xij laid petis. 

Johne Spalding ane half quartar, xxvj* viij' 1 , j guis, ij pultre, 
iiij laid petis. 

Johne llobesone ane half quartar [the same rent]. 

Kobe Iiobesoun, siclik in omnibus, j guis, ij 
pultre, iiij laid of petis. 

John M'Andro ane quarter, liij s iiij' 1 , ij geis, 
iiij pultre, viij laid. 
Summa ville x lib xiij 8 iiij' 1 , viij geis, xvj pultre, xxxij laid 
of pel is. 

ESTEK IXNIIUEITR, WYTH THE MVLN. 

Willc Brisaucht for his part and myln, with the land on- 
knawvn, viij 1 ' 1 ', vj geis, xij pultre, xxiiij laid of petis. 



Maister Dauid. 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 197 

John Barron, zoungar, v Iib vj s viij d , iiij geis, viij pultre, xvj 
laid petis. 

Johne Mychell, liij s iiij d , ij geis, iiij pultre, viij laid petis. 
Sumraa ville xvi lib , xij geis, xxiiij pultre, xlviij laid of petis. 

Dalnacabok. 

Wille Burn xxvj s viij d , j guis, ij pultre, iiij laid. 
Donald Burn, siclik. 

Summa ville liij s iiij' 1 , ij geis, iiij pultre, viij laid petis. 

Owar Ilkrik. 

Finlay Patersoun xxx s , ij geis, ij pultre, vj laid petis. 
Finlay Haw xv s , j guis, j pultre, iij laid petis. 
Jonet Cusne, siclik. 

Suimna ville iij lib , iiij geis, iiij pultre, xij laid petis. 

Nethar Illrik. 

Wille Burn, zoungar, xxx s , ij geis, ij pultre, xij laid [petis]. 
Donald Burne, elder, siclik. 

Summa ville iij Iib , iiij geis, iiij pultre, xxiiij laid of petis. 

Owar Auchinlechte. 

Allexander Thorn xxvj s viii d , j guis, ij pultre, iiij laid petis. 
Johne Sande, alias Gentillman, xiij s iiij d , j guis, ij laid petis. 
Johne Glen [the same rent]. 

Jame Gibbon xxvj 3 viij d , ij geis, ij pultre, iiij laid petis. 
Ane vther for him xxvj s viii d , j guis, ij pultre, iiij laid petis. 
Summa ville v lib vj s viii d , v geis, vij pultre, xiiij laid petis. 

Netrtr Auchinleche. 

Johane M'Nychole, alias M'Eobe, liiij 8 iiij d , ij geis, iiij pultre, 
viij laid petis. 



198 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

Maistyr Dauid Campbell, for the brew land, xx s , ane guse, ij 
pultre, iiij laid petis. 

Sumrna ville iii lib xiij s iiij d , iij geis, viij pultre, xij laid petis. 



KlRKHILLOKKIS. 

Johne Baxter xij s vj a , j guis, j pultre. 
Margret Baxtar, siclik. 

Summa ville xxv s , ij geis, ij pultre, iiij laid petis. 



Cambok. 

Donald Talzeour xxv s , j guis, ij pultre, iiij laid petis. 
Thome Allexander xxv 8 , j guis, ij pultre, iiij laid petis. 
Johne Jamesoun xviii 3 ix d , j gus, j pultre, ij laid petis. 
Duncan Finlason xviii 3 ix d , j guis, j pultre, ij laid petis. 
Jame Burn xxv 8 , ij geis, iiij laid petis. 
Watte Gibsoun >:xxvij 3 vj d , ij geis, ij pultre, vj laid petis. 
Johne Talzour xij 3 vj d , ij pultre, ij laid [petis]. 
Sande Symond xij 3 vj d , j guis, ij laid petis. 

Summa ville viij ub xv s , ix geis, x pultre, xxviij laid petis. 

Bellite. 

Donald Bob xl 8 , j guis, iiij pultre, vj laid petis. 

Johne Spalding, siclik. 

Thorn Cawan, siclik. 

Johne Donaldsoun, siclik. 

James Donald iiij 1 ' 1 ', ij geis, viij pultre, xij laid petis. 

Summa ville xij lib , vj geis, xxiiij pultre, xxxvj laid petis. 

Newtown. 

Robe Barroun l 8 , ij geis, iiij pultre, viij laid. 
Johne Androw xxx 8 , j guis, iij pultre, iiij laid. 

Summa ville iiij lib , iij geis, vij pultre, xij laid petis. 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 199 



Frwquhy. 



Malcum Lychttowun v lib , iiij geis, vij pultre, xvj laid. 
The Lard of Drumkilbo [the same rent]. 

Summa ville x lib , viij geis, xiiij pultre, xxxij laid. 

Glexmarkye. 

Malcum Leyclittoun xv s , j geis, j pultre, iij laid petis. 

Riche Clerk [the same rent]. 

Johne Gibsoun Clerk [the same rent]. 

Lithill Johne Haw [the same rent]. 

Summa iij lib , iiij geis, iiij pultre, xij laid petis. 

The Myln of Feewquhy. 

Johne Smytlit iij Iib iiij 8 , v geis, iiij laid. 
Johne Gib, siclik. 

Summa ville vj lib viii 3 , x geis, viij laid petis. 

Petloquhry. 

Duncan Rippat xxxij s , ij geis, ij pultre, viij laid. 
Watt Hendersoun xlviii 8 , iij geis, ij pultre, viij laid. 
Androw Eamsay xvj s , j geis, j pultre, iiij laid. 

Summa ville iiij lib xvj 8 , vj geis, v pultre, xx laid petis. 

Carxocloche. 

The officiar land xx 8 , j geis, j pultre, ij laid. 
[Nochte in my lordis chertour.] 

Cragxauite. 

Johne Haw for the tane half v lib , iiij geis, vij pultre, xvj 
laid petis, with commoun careage. 

The tothir half sawin with our awin corn, and for keiping of 



200 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

our awin guidis ; giffand for ilk fcwa new-cald ky, v stane of 
cheis, ane stane of buttire, with twa cairns weill nureset ; and 
for ilk ferrow kow, viij pund of buttir and four pund of girs 
inaill, with all vtheris deviteis contenit in the auld endentoure 
maid in xxxv zeiris, in the hender end of the auld registrar buik. 



The Warde Land, with the Brew off the "West Syd. 

Schir William Andersoun, vicar, xlvf viii d , ij geis, iij pultre, 
ij laid. 



The Brewland of the Est Syd of the Burn. 

Robe Feyf xl s , j guis, iij pultre, iij laid. 
[Nothe in my lonlix hxndis.] 



The Smytiit Land. 

Schir William Smytht xiij s iiij' 1 , ij pultre, j laid. 
[Nothe in my lordis handis.] 



Incheowche, alias Bogsyd. 
Item, the wedow xl s , xij pultre, iij laid. 

The Lap Male of Fornathy. 

My Lord Ogiluy viij 8 . 

The lard of Ruithwen viij 8 . 

Summa sub officiario de Glenylay comptand Dalvany and 
Cragnauite for half malis, becaus of my lordis guidis, 
with the tothir half j c , xxxij lib vj 8 , vj xx xiiij tame geis, x" 
pultre, with common ariage and cariage. 

Klyxtlaw and Auchindory. 
The Maistir Ogiluy, xvii j 111, vj' viij' 1 , xlviij capones, viij b aitis. 



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Grange of Erlie. 



Johne Spalding vj lib xiij s iiij d , iiij b aitis, xxiiij capones, with 
commoun seruice quhen be is chargit. 

Blakstoun. 

Item, the Lard of Ballgillo viij Ub . 

Summa totalis of Clyntlaw, Auchindory, Grange of Erly, 
and Blakstoun, xxxiij lib , xij b aitis, iij 3 ^ xij capones. 

Vncler the officiar of Glcnboy and Litill Perth. 

Grange of Kixcreich. 

Gawan Langlandis ane quartar, v lib vj s viij d , xij capones, ij b 
aitis, with common careage and hayme brynging of bard fiscbe 
and bent. 

Alexander Stevin, siclik. 

Johne Buschart, siclik. 

Patrik Campbell, siclik. 

Item, for the corn myln, vj lib xiij 3 iiij d , xxxvj capones, with 
common careage and bame bringinge of bent. 

Johne \Valkar for the half of the Walk Myln, xxxiij s iiij d , 
with common carege. 

Biche Walkar for the tothir half, siclik. 

Summa ville xxxj ]ib vj s viij d viij bs aitis, and iiij xx iiij capones, 
with common careage of hard fysche and bent. 

Glenboy. 

Item, Johne M'Ferlan v lib vj s viij d , twa b aitis, and xij pultre, 
with commoun careage and bringing hayni of hard fische and 
bent. 

Adam Wauch, siclik. 

Summa ville x lib xiij 3 iiij d , iiij b and xxiiij pultre, with 
commoun careage and brynging hayme of hard fische 
and bent. 



202 rental of the monastery of 

Litill Perth. 

Allexancler Lyndsay x lib , iiij b aitis, xxiiij capones, with com- 
moun careage quhen he is chargit. 

The Wedow Berclay, siclik in all thingis. 

Summa ville xx lib , viij bs aitis, xlviij capones, with careage as 

said is. 
Summa vnder the officiar of Kyncreych and Litill Perth, 
iij xs ij lib , xx b aitis, vj xs xij capones, and xxiiij pultre, 
with careage as befor namyt in ilk thowun. 

Sab officiaro de Carso. 
Grangia, wytii the Bogmyln. 

Robert Trumbull for ane auchand part of the Grange, vide- 
licet, v ox gang and \ ; and for the niyll and milland ane ox 
gang, videlicet, for the auchtand part of our towun v lib xix s vii d , 
xxxij pultre, ij b iij f ij pts aitis, xij frumentj, for the teynd of the 
auchtand part; and for the niiln and mylland viij lib , xxiiij 
capones. 

Item, Robe Jaksoun in the Wattii Buttis, ix ox gang of land 
x lib xij 3 xj d , lvj pultre, iiij h iij f ij ptib blak aitis ; and for the teynd 
j c v| b ip* frumentj, as his commoun seill proportis. 

Rannald Hendry v ox gang v lib xix s vij d , xxxij pultre, ij b iij f 
ij pt blak aitis ; and for the teyndis xj b frumentj. 

Dauid Jaksoun, soun to Rob Jaksoun, v ox gang v lib xix 9 vij <l , 
xxxij pultre, ij b iij f ij pcs blak aitis ; and for his teynd xj b frumentj. 

Robe Jaksoun, zoungar, siclik. 

Archibald Campbell for the takis that Johne Robsoun and 
Johne Rannald haid, xj ub xix s ij' 1 , iij xx iiij pultre, v b iij f blak 
[aitis]; and for his teynd xxij b frumentj. 

Acre Eiusdem. 

Schir William Law ij akaris, xiij s iiij a , and viij pultre. 
Cristane Millar, siclik. 

Androw Keir v akyr, with the broster land, videlicet, iij lib , 
xx pultre. 



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Schir [William] Law vther twa akyr annexit to the eheppell 
for his fee. 

Anne Bobsoun iiij akyr, with the broster land, xl 8 , viij pultre. 

Patton Galloway ij akyr, xiij s iiij d viij pultre. 

Johne Jaksoun, officiar, ane akyr be est the place of infeyld 
land, and ane vther akyr of owtfeild land lyand at the sey syid, 
with preuilege of fowling and fysching within our boundis of 
the Cars, sum tym pait yj s viij d , iiij pultre, twa kayn weild 
geis, and now becaus of the preuilege sulci pay (sic). 

Thorn Jaksoun of the Orcheart, four akirris giffin gratis for the 
lauboring, keiping, and manuring of the sammyn, with but 
comoun and induring our will.* 

Nota. — Allexander Jaksoun to pay for the teyndis of the for- 
said akaris vj frumentj. 

Summa ville iij xx j lib xvij s j d , and xxiiij capones, with ij c lvj 
pultre, videlicet, vj** the hundretht, and v c ix b 3 p c 
frumentj, et j c vj b ij pe8 blak aitis. 

Muirhoussis. 

Archibald Campbell, fife zeir takis, viij oxin gang, vij lib ix s iiij d ; 
and for tway akyr of brewland, xxvj 3 viij d , iij xx viij pultre, iiij b 
j f blak aitis; and for the teyndis xxiiij frumentj.* 

Nota. — j b j f ij ptis eikit that wes wranguslie put furtht of Thorn 
Jaksonis lettir. 

West Horn. 

Hendry Broun viij oxin gang, vj Ub xiij 3 iiij d , iiij b j f blak aitis, 
xlviij pultre, xij frumentj, with the preuileg of fouling, and to 
bring in all at he gaitis apoun ane price, conforme to his lettir 
of tak. 

Summa totalis sub ofhciario de Carso citra ortum et obla- 
tiones thre scoir sevyntein pundis vj s viij d , et xxiiij 
capones, with iij c and vij M pultre, et twa geis siluistres, 
et vij c xiij b ij f ijp ts frumentj, et j c xiiij™ ij f ijP 13 blak 
aitis.* 
Nota. — That all the huisband men of the saidis landis ar 



204 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

oblist to commoim careage to salt, colis, tymmer, and lyme, 
with all vthir do seruice, and all the cottaris ilkane to ane lang 
draucht that hes the acris, anis in the zeire. 

Summa omnium terrarum viij c , xlvj Hb ij 3 v d . 

Sequitur Eentale Ecclesiarc.m que assidantur pro Argento. 

In primis, the Kirk of Alweth, baytht personage and vicar- 
age, and twa guid townis of land, and the tway fyschingis of 
the sammyn : Payand thairfor zeirlie iiij IX xiiij libs , als payand all 
ordinar and extraordinar at fallis vpoun the sammyn, bot gif we 
be compellit be the law to pay subseide, and sail pay the vicaris 
of the stall in Abyrdeyn in all expens.* 

JSfota. — Eikit be Sir Valtir Ogiluy xiij lib vj s viij d . 

The Kirk of Glenyla, baytht personage and vicarege, reseruand 
the teyndis of the Dalnany, Forthouris, Cragnauithe, or ony 
vthir at we lyk to tak : Payand thairfor as we dyid of the atdd 
for furnessing of our guidis in the said Dalluany and Crag- 
navity ; and Maistii Dauid payand all ordinar and extraordinar, 
as weille to Cambuskynnecht as Brechin, and all vthir placis, 
with vphalding sufficientle of the quear and ornimentis, pays 
frelye to the place iiij** Ub . 

The personaige and vicarege of the Kirke of Mathy to Robert 
Turnbull and George Eollok, with sic claus as Glenyla payis, 
iij xx vj lib xiij 3 iiij d fre. 

The vicarege of Erlye to the vicair pentionair of the sammyn 
for xxiiij Ub fre, he payand the bischoipe and dene of visitatioun, 
with all vthir claus as Glenylay. 

The vicarege of Benethy to Maistir Alexander M'Brek, he 
payand all ordinare to the Bischoipe of Dunkeld, baytht wax and 
vtheris, sic as Dunferniling, with the wicar pentionaris fee, and 
suay pays fre to the place zeirlie l Ub , and for the teyndis of 
Campsy xx lib , videlicet, at Pasche for the said kirk and teyndis 
of Campsy xlv lib , and at Marymes for the vicarege of Benothy 
xxv lib . 

The vicarege and personaige of iij quarteris of the Kirk of 
Fossoquhy to Andro Howhnrn, payand all ordinar and extra- 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 205 

ordiimr, vphaldand the quear in all ornamentis, pays fre to the 
place iij xx vj lib xiij s iiij d , and in pament of the sammyn all the 
teynd cheis of the sammyn at we pleis to tak, alio wand to hym 
tway s for ilk stane. 

Summa omnium ecclesiarum que assidantur pro argento cum 
terris de Allweth, iiij c j lib vj s viij d . 

Annui Eedditus in Dunde. 

Item, de terra olim Dauidj Eobertj xxiiij s . 

Item, terra Magistri Dauid Carale iij lib vj s viij d . 

Item, terra Duncani Berry xiij s iiij d . 

Item, terra olim Wilelmj Berry xiij s iiij d . 

Item, terra George Spalding xxvj s viij d . 

Item, terra Andree Moncur xiij s iiij d . 

Item, terra Joanis Andersoun ij lib . 

Item, terra olim Domini Glammes xxxiif iiij d . 

Item, terra olim Richardj Berry xiij s iiij d . 

Item, terra Andree Fothringhame vj s viij d . 

Item, terra olim Joanes Siluir xiij s iiij d . 

Item, terra olim Wilelmj Cheyin xij d . 

Item, de hospicio nostro all necessaris for beddis, burdis, 
kechin, with cayille and harbis, and stable and twa cellaris in 
the place, conform to his commoun seille, xiij 9 iiij d . 

Summa annuorum redditum de Dunde, threttein pund 
auchtein schillingis and four penneis. 

Sequntur Annui Eedditus in Perth. 

In primis, de terris Walteri Euthwen xxvj s viij d . 
Item, de terra Walteri Cheip xx s . 
Item, de terris Eobertj Chawmir prope crucem xx s . 
Item, de terris Stevinstoun apud pontem xvj s viij d . 
Item, the land callit the Wrycht Housland besyde the brige 
xxxiij s iiij d . 

Item, de terra decani de Gowrye x s . 
Item, de terra Jacobj Irnald x s . 



206 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

Item, de terris Frew iiij s . 

Item, de terris Jokarmis Stirk ane pund pepper, aue pund 
cummyn. 

Item, de terris Henrici Malcum ane pund pepper, ane pund 
cummyn. 

Item, onkend vthir iiij 8 . 

Item, de terris Patricij Baxter apud crucem viij s . 

Item, de terris AVilelmj Tod xxvj s viij d . 

Item, de terris Clement Bakster xiij s iiij d . 

Item, this on knawin quhill xlij zeris, and thairfor to get 
compt of Dauid Esse and vthir officiaris that baid the cure. 

Summa annuorum redditum in Perth ix pundis viij schillingis 
viij penneis, tway pund peper and tway pund cumming. 

Sequntur Feeme Terraeum in Perth. 

Botha Piobertj Alalyn in angulo hospicii prope crucem xx\j s 
viij d .* 

Nota. — Agmentit in xxxix zeris viij 8 viij d . 

Botha Joannis Cnristesoun sub gradu xl". 

Botha dicti Joannis supra gradum xxvj s viij* 

Botha Joannis Wile in primo gradu xvj s . 

Botha Archibaldj Johnestoun in dicto gradu xx\ 

Botha Joannis Michell in dicto gradu xx s .* 

Nota. — Agmentit in xli zeir ij 3 . 

Camera prima in supremo gradu cum solio eiusdem xxj s vj d . 

Alia camera olim Domini Thome Walkar sine solio xij s . 

Alia camera cellerarii de Scona cum solio xx s . 

Hospicium Joannis Merschell cum quatuor bothis sub gradu 
eiusdem in ly castell gawelle vj lib vj s iiij d * 

Nota. — Agmentit in xxxviij zeir xxvj s . 

Hospicium in ly Spey gait xiij s iiij' 1 . 
Summa firmarum in Perth xvij lib ij s vj d . 

Annui Redditus in Alijs Locis. 
In primis, de Gardyn xiij a iiij' 1 . 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 207 

Item, de Montros vj s viii d . 

Item, de Brechin vj s viii d . 

Item, de Eglesmaldy xx s . 

Item, de Forfair xxvj s viij d . 

Item, de Dunkeld vj s viii d . 

Item, de Arbirnyt vj s viii d . 

Item, de Inchmertyne xxvj s viii d . 

Item, de Glendoak xx s . 

Item, de Fodrance xxxiij s iiij d . 

Item, de ly west bait de Wyndy Haige xx s . 

Item, molendinum de Brunty xx s . 

Item, domus de Carnbe in Sanctandrois viii s . 

Item, in the Eoshewyn. 

Summa in aliis locis citraEoshewyn ten pundis fourtene 8 viij d . 

Summa omnium annuorum redditum lj Ub iij 3 viij d . 

Capelle Dicto Monasterio Pertinentes. 

Capella beate Marie de Carso, oblationes congregatas cum 
proficuis ortorum. 

Capella Sancti Niniani in Kethik, oblationes congregatas cum 
x f ordei pro acra. 

Capella Sancti Adampnani in Campsy, cum vna acra. 

Capella Sancte Margrete in Forfair, oblationes cum terra 
eiusdem. 

Capella Sancte Katherine in porta monasterii, oblationes con- 
gregatas. 

Capella beate Marie in Balbrogy, oblationes congregatas. 

Capella Sancte Findoce, oblationes congregatas. 

Capelle beate Marie de Caille, cum quatuor acris eiusdem 
oblationes congregatas. 

Eftir followis the rentale of the zardis, bcgyning at 
Martimes xli zeris. 

Assedatio Datjidis Howisoun, xiiij 1111 . 

The thre zardis vmquhill Dene James Michelsoun, Dene 
Robert Dunbrek, and Dene Johne Hwgonis, set to Dauid Howi- 



208 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

soun for ane zeire, his entres to be at Martimes in xli zeire : That 
is to say, for Dene James Michelsonis zard, the sowm of five 
pund, sex schillingis, aucht penueys ; for Dene Bobert Dun- 
brekis zarde, the sowm of four pund ; and for Dene Johne 
Hwgonis zard, four pund xiij 8 iiij d ; and sail haue reddy to all 
commoun labour ane seruand for ilk zard ; and for the said Dene 
James' zard, sail furnis to the abbot and conuent caill and lierbis 
his xv days about ; and sail haif twa beddis of herbis, sic as 
percell, betis, and latows ; and sail furnis to the warden in the 
zeir, four beddis of vnzeonis, bowcaill, and the half of fructis at 
growia on the treis in the zeir; and sail haue twa beddis of 
eschis, of xxiiii fuit lang, weille wede and nurist quhill thai 
[be] four or five zeire auld ; and sail wphald the heggis, dykis, 
and alais, and sail draw and clenge the stankis within his 
boundis of the said zard sufficient! ie ; and for Dene Robert 
Dunbrekis zard, sail keipe all sic clau — i- for Dene James, 
excepand in money ; and for the zard at wes Dene Johne 
Hugonis, sail haif five beddis of vnzeonis and caill in the zeire 
to the warden, with his xv days caille in his; and sail haif twa 
beddis of percell, betis, and latows, with twa beddis of zoung 
eschis of xxiiii fuit lang, weill wed and nurist, quhill thai be 
four or five zeir auld, with all vthir claussis as befoire ; and 
about all the boundis of the said thre zardis sail hald vpe the 
heggis and dikys sufficientlie, and sail nocht lat ane craw big 
within the said bundis, eftir his power ; and quhen at his ser- 
uandis cummis to the commoun labour, thai sail eit with oure 
awin seruandis, siclik as the laif of the werk men, that is to say, 
for the twa zardis at wes Dene Johne Hugonis and Dene Robert 
Dunbrekis; and that be caus he lies thame but meit ; and sail 
grub the treis and clenge the stankis weill and sufiicientlie, with 
the avis of the maister of werke; for the quhilk and his ser- 
uice, he sail haue dailie, to him and his bois, ane point aile, ane 
ait laif, and efferand of fysche and flesche to ane zeman man in 
the abbotis hall, of the conuentis leiilingis. 

ASSEDATIO JOHANIS r.KOW.V, SEHIOBIS, SeQUITUB X Iib . 
The zard wmquhill Dene Thomas Lochtmalony and Dene 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 209 

Allexander Liddell, quhilkis the said Jolme Browun, elder, sail 
occupy for the space of ane zeir, his entres at Martimes in xlj 
zeire ; payand in the zeire, for Dene Thomas Lochtmalonyis 
zard, the sowm of ten merkis, to be pait at twa termes in the 
zeire, that is to say, the Natiuite of our Lady and Mertimes ; and 
for Dene Allexander Leddell zard, the sowm of five merkis in 
the zeire, at the termis forsaid, togidder with all claus at the 
said Johne Browun haid of befor ; fyndand ane seruand for ilk 
zard to the commoun labour, and sail half his meit of the con- 
wentis lewingis. siclik as Daniel Hewisoun, and sail mak seruice 
to Dene Thomas Lochtmalony, and to the seik brethir gif he be 
chargit. 

Assidatio Dauid Talzeouee of Dene Eobert Skynnar and 
Dene Thomas Wychthyrsponis Zardis, xu lib . 

The zardis wmquhill Dene Eobert Skynnar and Dene Thomas 
Wychthirspone, quhilkis the said Dauid Tailzour laborit of 
befoir, set to the said for the space of ane zeir, his entres tobe 
at Mertimes in xli zeire ; payand in the zeire, for the said Dene 
Eobert Skynnaris zard and Dene Thomas Wcylithirsponis zard, 
the sowme of xviij merkis of money, togiddir with viij beddis 
of vnzeonis and bowcaill, and iiij beddis of eschis of xxiiij fuit 
lang, weill nurist quhill thai be iiij or five zeir auld, and for all 
vthir seruice and dewiteis sail do as the laif of the gardineris 
dois and suld do, with all claussis befor rehersit in the laif of 
the assidationes of the zardis, in all poyntis siclik as the said 
dide of befor, contenit in the said Dauid Hewisoun assidatioun. 

ASSIDATIOUN OF THE MYLN ZARD WMQUHILL DENE JOHNE 

Trumbull, Elder, iu lib vj s viu d . 

The myln zard set to Androw Mathy, alias Golde, for the 
space of ane zeir, his entres tobe at Martimes in xlj zeir ; pay- 
and thairfor the sowme of five merkis guicl and vsuall money 
at twa termes, videlicet, the Natiuite of our [Lady], and the 
nixt Martimes thairefter, togiddir with his xv days caille in 

o 



210 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

his curs, with twa beddis of percell, betis, and vther herbis, and 
twa beddis of zoung eschis of xxiiii fuit lang, weill wed and 
nurist quhill thai be thre or four zeris auld, with all vthir 
claussis in the auld assiditioun, as "Wille Mathe, alias Bowis, 
held of befor, exceptand that he sail nocht cum to nay coni- 
nioun labour, nor sail haue na meit thairfor. 

Dauid Tailzeour Assidatioun of the Dowcat Zard, 

lIJ Ub YJ S YIIJ d . 

The Dowcat zard set to Dauid Tailzour for the space of ane 
zeir, his entres tobe at Martimes in xli zeir ; payand thairfore 
five merkis at vsuall termes, videlicet, the Natiuite of our Lady, 
and the next Martimes thairefter, togiddir with all claussis 
contenit in the assidatioun maid of befor to Sande Weche of the 
sammyne zarde. 

Assidatioun of the Zard vmquhill the Celleraris and 
Dene George Bonaris, iu lib vj s viu d . 

The zard wmquhill that wes the celleraris, set to Bobe Baxtai 
for the space of ane zeir, his entres at Martimes in xlj zeir ; 
payand thairfor v merkis at the termes forsaid, with all claussis 
commoun as the laif dois, and the zard wmquhille Dene Georgia 
gevin hyme gratis for his fee. 

Assidatioun of Androw Muche, iiu lib . 

The zard vtoutht the place sett to Androw Muche with the 
conditiones forsaid, exceptand the commoun labour; paying 
thairfor zeirlie fowr ,ib but ony meit. 

Assedatio Georgii Tailzeour, VJ Ub IIIJ S IIJ d . 

Item, the sammyne day componit with Georde Tailzour, alias 
Act, in maner as efter follow is, that is to say, that the said 
Georde sail laubour and graitht in all sortis our garding, herbe 



ST MARIE OF CUPAE. 211 

garding, orclieat treis and alleris tliairin, haldin the stankis 
clene, begynnand at the new dyke quhill it cum to the est syd 
of the mustard zard, mercheand with Dauide Tailzouris zard, 
quhilk wes Dene Thomas Wychthirsponis, and grubband the 
treis tharof ; for the quhilk he sail haue all the erd nocht stop- 
pand our planting ; payand tharfor vij merkis in the zeir, to- 
giddir with alsmekylle as Dene Thomas Cowill gat for the girs, 
quhilk extendis to xxxj s in the zeir, and in fruit tyme sail walk 
and keipe the sammyne, quhilk we reserue alhaille to our self, 
and sail furnis the abbot caille and herbis, with helpe vsit of 
the laif of the gardenaris efferand to, and sail haue his meit with 
the laif of the gardenaris, dischargeand hym of all commoun 
labour except quhen he is chargit in speceale be my lord ; and 
for the fulfilling of the premissis Dauid Cuben is becummyn 
souerte befoir thir witnes, Eobert Munthet, Jokye Campbell, 
and Dene Petir Trent, with vthiris diuers, at Couper, the zeir 
and day forsaid, induring the said space. 

Summa omnium ortorum in anno, lvj Hb iiij s iiij d . 

Eftir foloivis the rentale of victual of the abbay of Covjpar of 
xlij zeiris, crope teind with the namys of thame that haicl 
thame in the said zeir, loith annotationis in the margin 
quhair thai ar sett in, with the rentale or riding with the 
fir me in the principall r entail of money. 

Johne Cwmyng of C withy. 
Wilzam Roger in Cowpargrange. 
Johne Smaw thair. 
Wilzam Spalding in Kethik. 
Allexander Thorn thair. 
Allexander Berny thair. 
Wilzam Bait in Litill Kethik. 
Pate Dauidsone thair. 
Eobert Turnbull in Denhede. 
Dauid Sowtar in Cwlthie. 
Johne Ewyn in Bendocthie. 
Johne Sym in Abirbothre. 



212 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

Wilzani Sni}'tkt thair. 
Pattoue Donald thair. 

Bruntihill. 
Johne Thome v b farine et xij b ij f ordei, with ij turs. 

SOWTARHOUS SUB COMMUXI SlGILLO. 

Allexander Thome and Allexander Quhite for Dauid Esse, 
viij b farine et xij b ordei, iiij teind turssis. 

Fynlay Alexander, ij b [farine] et j b ordei, j turs. 
Summa ville x b farine et xiij b ordei. 

COWTWAKD. 

Johne Burt, iiij b farine et ij b ordei, j turs. 

Kethik. 

Allexander Berny v b v pcs farine et iij b iij 1>cs ordei, ij turs. 

Thome Andersone, siclyk. 

James Bride, siclyk. 

Wille Pery thair, siclyk. 

Stewin Elmour thair, siclyk. 

Kobe Spalding thair, siclyk. 

Katte Barbour thair, siclyk. 

Katte Berny thair, siclyk. 

Summa ville ij c x b ij f farine et j c ix b ij f ordei. 

Corne Myll of Kethik. 
Wylzame Spalding, v b farine et iij b ordei, ij turs. 

Walk Myll of Kethik. 

( lybbe Portar, vj f farine et ij b ordei, ij turs. 
Wille Piussell thair, siclyk. 

Summa ville iij b farine et iiij b ordei. 



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Kemphill. 

Thome Somer xviij b ij f farine et ix b ij f ordei, with the wyn- 
tering of x hede of nolt, with viij teine turs quhen thai ar set. 

Decime Andeee Peevy. 

Congregate v stoikis v schaiffis atis, and v 8ta viij schaiffis 
ordei, j turs. 

Caussend. 

Eobe Berny ij b farine et ij b ordei, j turs. 
Wille Edwart j b farine et ij b ordei, j turs. 
Dauid Brown ij f farine et j b ordei, j turs. 

Summa ville extra congregatas iij b ij f farine et v b ordei. 

(Congregate.) 

Andro Munch, xxvij stoikis ij schaiffis atis et xviij stoikis 
vij schaiffis ordei. 

Jarne Edwarte thair, v stoikis j schaif atis et iij thraif ordei, 
j turs. 

Wille Gourlay vij thraif, j stoik, vij schaiffis aitis, et xiiij 
stoikis orde, ij turs quhen it is set. 

(Congregate except Wedo Bell.) 

New Cawssay. 

Thome Pilmour x stoikis vj schaiffis atis et ix stoikis vj 
schaiffis ordei, j turs. 

Johne Brown for lauta thair, ix stoikis ij schaiffis atis et ix 
stoikis ordei, j turs. 

Wedo Bell for estar and wastar croftis, j b ij f farine et iij b 
ordei, v turs. 

Summa ville extra congregatas patet. 



214 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

Congregate except Wille Jak, Pedder, Formon, Cwben, Baxter, 
and Brown. 

Baftscheill. 

Johne Butter in Monte, vij stoikis xj schaiffis atis et vj stoikis 
vij schaiffis ordei, j turs. 

Dauid Portar thair, xix stoikis atis et xix stoikis ij schaiffis 
ordei, -g- turs. 

Johne Portar thair, xvj stoikis vij schaiffis atis et xvij stoikis 
x schaiffis ordei, j turs. 

Johne Mersar thair, xiij stoikis iij schaiffis atis et v thraif v 
schaiffis ordei, j turs. 

Quatuor acre Pedder xx stoikis vij schaiffis atis et xx stoikis 
ordei, j turs. 

Wille Jak thair, j turs fodder. 

Quatuor acre Johannis Butter thair, and iiij or acre Dauid 
Tailzour thair, ij b farine et iiij b ordei, j turs. 

Johnis Formon ij acre, cum dimidio thair, ii f farine et j b ordei, 
^ turs. 

Dauid Cwben ij acre, ij f farine et j b ordei, -} turs. 

Walter Baxter iiij acre, j b iii f farine et ij b ordei, j turs. 

Johnnis Brown thair, vij acre, cum dimidio, ij b iij f farine et iij b 
ordei, iij turs. 

Summa ville extra congregatas, and Wille Jak, vij b ij f farine 
et xj b ordei. 

Cowbire (Congregate). 

Wille Boide, with his cottaris, xxxvij thraiffis vj schaiffis atis 
et xxij thraiffis v schaiffis ordei. 

Andro Burt thair, with his cottaris, xxxiiij thraiffis, j stoik, 
viij schaiffis atis, et xxj thraiffis, j stoik, vj schaiffis ordei. 

Wille Pery thair, with his cottaris, xxix thraif, j stoik, iiij 
schaiffis atis, et xx thraif v schaiffis ordei. 

Balgirscho. 
Set to Thome Somer pro instanti cropa, with the kichin akyr, 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 215 

with all the acres belangand the boundis of that thoun, and that 
becaus Pattoun Smaw and Walkar waist land thair, conforme 
to the tende ridaris in thai partis ; payand thairfor xxj b farine 
et xj b ordei, with wyntering of x hede of nolt. 

Galloray sub Communi Sigillo except Wedo Bell. 

Andro Russell iij b ij pcs farine et j b ij f j pc ordei, j^ turs. 
Johne Bellis wyf, siclyk, j^- turs. 
Johne Broun thair, siclyk. 

Allexander Ramsay ix b j f j pc farine et iiij b if iij pcs ordei. 
Summa wille j c ij b ij f ij pcs farine et ix b j f ij pcs ordei. 

Westar Denhede. 

Robert Turnbull intromisit xiiij b ij f farine et vij b ij f ordei, v 
turs, and with ij mail turssis. 
Summa ville patet. 

Estar Denhede. 

Maister Dauid Campbell xiiij b ij f farine et vij b ij f ordei, v 
turssis and ij maill turssis. 

Owar Balbrogy. 

Robert Pate vij b j f farine et iij b iij f ordei, iij turssis and j 
maill turs. 

Wedo Donald-one thair, siclyk. 

Summa ville xiiij b ij f farine et vij b ij f ordei. 

Westar Balbrogy. 

Johne Hetone and his moder xij b farine et vj b ordei, with iiij 
turssis. 

Maister David Campbell xij b farine et vj b ordei, with iiij 
turssis. 



216 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

Jarae Thome for his fader thair, vj b farine et iij b ordei, ij turssis. 
Andro Morgoun, siclyk. 
Eob Jak, siclyk. 

Maister Archibald M'Carbre thair, siclyk. 
Summa ville iij c farine et j c viij b ordei. 

Estar Balbrogy lntromiseeunt. 

Andro Alan viij b farine et iiij b ordei, iij turssis and mail turs. 
Gybbe Masone thair, for Maister Archibald M'Carbre, siclyk. 
Thorn Jak thair, siclyk. 
Eob Wiricht thair, siclyk. 

Summa ville ij c farine et j c ordei. 

Crwnan. 

Johne Fawlay xiiii b ij f farine et vij b ij f ordei, with iiij turssis 
and ij maill turssis. 

Dauid Thome thair, vij b j f farine et iij b iij f ordei, with ij turssis 
and j maill turs. 

Archibald Andersone, siclyk. 

Summa ville j c xiij b farine et xv b ordei 

Arthourstane. 

Wille Henry vj b iij f farine et iij b j f ordei, ij turssis. 
Johne Hill and Dauid Hill, his sone, for j quarter of the 
town, siclyk. 

Jame Alan thair, siclyk. 
Eobert Turnbull thar, siclyk. 

Summa ville j c xj b farine et xiij b ordei. 

Balmyle. 

Johne Stiblis xij b iij f iij pcs farine, et vj b ij f j pc ordei, with vij 
turssis. 

Johne Flemyng thair, siclyk 



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Andro Crokat thair viij b ij f ijP cs farine, et iiij b j f ij*"* ordei, iij 
turssis. 

Wedo Stiblis, siclyk. 
Thome Thane thair, siclyk. 

Summa ville iij c iij b iij f farine, et j c x b j f ordei. 

Eftir folowis the teinclis aboun the walteris. 

Culthy. 

John Cwmyng of the sammyn, cum seruitio eius, ij c farine 
et j c ordei. (Estimatur to iiij c xij b victuall.) 

Bendocthie. 

Maister George Blair, cum eius seruitio, xxvj b farine et iij b 
ordei. (Estimatur ij c xj b victuall.) 

Blaklaw assedatur pro cropis 1542, 1543, Johanni et Jacobo 
Crokatis, payand therfor zeirlie xiij b farine et viij b ordei, with 
v turs. 

COTZARDIS ESTAR. 

Symon Donald thair, vij b farine et iij b ij f ordei, with iij turs. 
Wille Turnbull thair, siclyk. 

Summa ville xiiij b farine et vij b ordei. 

COTZARDIS WESTAR. 

Pro cropis 1542, 1543. 

Johannj and Jacobo Crokatis payand thairfor zerlie xiij b 
farine et vij b ordei, v teynd turs. 

Polcak (Congregate). 

Xxix thraif atis et xxij thraims ordei, inde prouenierunt lx b 
atis to Sir Thomas, et iij b vj pcs ordei to Johne Smaw, malt man ; 
iij turs quhen it is sett. 



218 rental of the monastery of 

Natrtr Mvirtown. 

Wille Sym and Dauid Jamissone • thair, xij b farine et vj b 
ordei, iij turs. (Iij b down quia male seminatur.) 

Cheppeltown. 

Thome Jamisson pars sua assedatur sibj pro cropis annorum 

1542, 1543, 1544, et 1545; payand thairfor zeirlie viij b et 
v b ordei, with iiij turssis. 

Sett siclyk to Andro Campbell, pro cropis annorum 1542, 

1543, 1544, et 1545; payand thairfor zerelie vij b ij f farine et 
iiij b ij f ordei. 

Set to Johne Jamissone thair, pro instanti cropa quia male 
seminatur, pro yj b farine et iiij b ordei, with the winking of ij 
nolt. 

Summa ville xxj b ij f farine et xiij b ordei. 

Tulifergus sub Communi Sigillo. 
George Name j c ix b j f ij pcs farine, et xij b ij f ijP CB ordei. 

Abirbothre. 
Summa ville iiij c xiij b farine et ij c viij b ordei. 

Cowpergkange. 
Summa ville v c x b farine et iij c xij b ordei for the tend. 

Eftir folowis the tendis of the parrochinaris of Erlie in the 
saidis xlij zeris crope. 

Cakdbn. 

Set to Thome Blak and Thome Sm} T tht pro cropis annorum 
1542 and 1543 ; payand thairfor zeirlie ij c xiij b farine et j c vij b 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 219 

ordei, with xxiiij laid of petis, providen alwais that the laif of 
thair nychtbouris haue thair awin petis of thame, gyf thai pleis, 
of the said price. 

Bridistoxe.* 

Dauid Quhite ij quartaris of the town, xxiiij b farine et xij b 
ordei. 

Johne Jamissone thair, ane quartar, xij b farine et vj b ordei. 
Johne Carden thair, half ane quartar, vj b farine et iij b ordei. 
Androw Jamissone thair [the same rent]. 
Nota — ij b done thir iij zeris. 

Drwmdabne. 

Set to Sir Johne Smytht, vicar of Erlie, pro cropis annorum 
1542 et 1543 ; payand thairfor zeirlie v b farine et iij b ordei. 



Blakstone. 

Set to the Lard of Balgillo for iij zeiris to cum ; payand zeirlie 
thairfor xviij b ij f ij pcs farine, et ix b if ij pcs ordei (cum eius 
seruitio). 

Cwikstone. 
Congregate — Estimatur to iif vij h victuall. 

Lunros — intromiserunt tenentes eiusdem xx b farine et xiiij b 
ordei (j b ij f bettar). 

Litiltone. 

Set to the tenentis of the sammyn for j c xiiij b iij f farine, et 
xv b j f ordei. 

Blaikkie. {Estimatur to iij c iiij victuall — congregated) 
With the cottaris viij" xj thraif xix schaiffis atis, iij xx xj 



220 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

thraif xiij schaiffis ordeL Set to Thorn Blak in Blakstoue; 
payand thairfor, and for the tend of Lendartaris iiij c iij f meill, ij c 
v b j f beir, and xxiiij b aitis for xij b meill, with the haill foder 
to our guidis in Glenylay, extending to vij c victuall bye the 
foder. 

Newtone — intromiserunt et sui tenentes xxiiij b farine et xij b 
ordei. (Estimatur to iij c iiij b victual.) 

Grangia de Erlie — intromisit Johannes Spalding thair, xxiiij b 
farine. (Estimatur to ij c iij b victuall.) 

Manis of Erlie — intromisit Dominus de Ogilwy iij c farine. 
(Estimatur to v c viij b victuall.) 

Kynnalthie — intromiserunt tenentes eiusdem. 
Johannes Spalding thair, x b farine et vj b ordei. 
Wilzam Wirycht, siclyk. 
Wille Farar, intromisit. 
Thome Quhit thair, intromisit. 

Lendartaris. 

Set with the tendis of the Blaikke. (Estimatur to iiij c iiij b 
victuall — congregat.) 

Eede — intromiserunt tenentes eiusdem. 

Johne Spalding thair, ane quartar xj b ij f farine et v b ij f ordei. 

Allexander Farar, siclyk. 

Dauid Roger, siclyk. 

Rob Crome, siclyk. 

AUCHINDORY SUB CUMMUNI SlGILLO. 

Viij b farine et ij b ordei. 



ST MARIE OF CUPAE. 221 

Eftir followis ane venerable fader in God, Donald, abbot of Cow- 
paris, bulk of compositiones of gressumis, ivith all vther cas- 
ualiteis begynnand the first day of Maij in xliij zeris (1543). 

Caille. 

The xviij day of Maij anno xliij . 
Quhilk clay componit with Johane Drummond for the quarter 
of Caille quhilk he lauboris now instantlie, and ane auchtane 
pairt of the samyn quhilk Jolme Beaucht brukit afor, and the 
brew houssis and land with the corn miln, togidder with the 
teind schewis of the samyn, to him and Margaret Spaldin, his 
spous, and ane sone gottin or to be gottin betuix thame, for the 
space of xix zeris : Composition xx lib , to be pait at Midsumer, 
and the tothir half at Androsmes. 



Lytill Pektht. 

[27th May 1543.] The samyn day componit with Alexander 
Lindsay in Litill Pertht, set the tane half of the samyn to hviii, 
his wyf, ane ayr, for lyfrent : Composition xl lib and iiij oxin. 

Arthukstane. 

The xxv day of November xliij . Componyt with Andro Dun- 
cane for ane auchtane pairt of Arthurstane quhilk Johane Hill 
brukyt afor, for ... v zeris to him self and Gelis Hill, his 
spous : . . . Composition iiij Ub viij s xj d . . . . 

BOGHALL. 

xxij Januarij xliij . 
Quhilk day Elene Bell, the relict of vmquhill Willeame Jak, 
and Dauide Jak, hir sone, came and renuncit . . . takkis 
and titill ... to the v acre of land ... as the said 
"Willeame Jak had in his comoun sele, gevin be abbot Schawell 
in favouris of Johane Cragow and Jonet Jak, his spous, the 
quhilk we, the said abbot and convent ressauit and admittit 



222 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

thairto : Providing allwais at thai pay xlviij s money and x 
pultre : . . . Composition vj lib xiij s iiij d . . . . 

Owir Mwrtoun. 

The xxvj day of Fcoruarij xliij . 
Quhilk day componit with Johane Campbell for ane thrid 
pairt of Owar Mwrtowun, quhilk Eiche Fyf brukit afor, for 
. . . five zeris : Entres at \Vitsunday anno xliiij : . . . 
Composition x merkis for gressum, and entres siluer, of the 
quhilk v merkis gratis for gude seruice to be doine, and v merkis 
in hand pait to the sup-priour. 

Chapeltoun. 

TJic '"•(/' day of Marche anno xliiij . 
Quhilk day componit with Thome Jamesoun in the Chapell- 
toun for xix zeris tak to him self, wyf, and ane air mail, for ane 
thrid pairt of the Chapeltoun at he occupiis now : Entres at 
Witsunday in xliiij zeris : Composition xl lib , of the quhilk x ,ib in 
hand pait and x ,ib gude Wodnisday, and the tothir xx lib at Myd- 
somer nixt to cum. 

Mtln of Kethik. 

The xxix day of Marche anno xliiij . 
Quhilk day componit with Willeame Spaldin for ane common 
sele of lyfrent to hym self, Katerine Durahame, his spous, and 
ane air maill, of the miln landis of Kethik, with ane auchtane 
pairt of the samyn : Composition iij" lib , and ane puntioun of 
Eomany, to be payit to Alexander Patersoun, and that done the 
mair afaly for the said Alexanderis request ; of the quhilk money 
pait afor hand to Sir Thomas at my lordis command xl 1 ' 1 ', and 
the rest to be pait at Mydsomer nixt to cum. 

Balmyle. 

Maij ii : ris. 

The first day of !Mai j componit with Thome Thane for ane 



ST MARIE OF CUPAE. 223 

common sele for lyve rent ... to hym self, Isabell 
Spensar, his wyf, aud ane air male, with powar to mak subten- 
entis : . . . Composition xl lib . 

COUPAEGRANGE. 

The quhilk day componit with Wille Hill for ane commoun 
sele of the xij pairt of Coupargrange, quhilk he brukis now to 
Margret Geky, his moder, him self, and Angus Sowtar, his 
spous, for . . . xix zeris : . . . Composition xl lib . 

[Balmyle.] 

The secund day of Maij anno xliiij . 
Quhilk day componit with Eobert Baxter for ane tak of lyf 
rent to him self, Elizabetht Anderson, his spous, and to ane air 
male, of the thrid pairt of Bawmyle, quhilk Johane Stiblis, 
zongar, and the said Elizabetht brukit afor : . . Composition 
iiij sx ,ib . 

[Drymie.] 

The thrid day of Maij anno xliiij . 
Quhilk day componit with Elizabetht Fyf and James Lyndsay, 
hir sone, for xix zeris tak ... of ane viij pairt of Eister 
Drymmie : . . . Composition xij lib xij s . 

Glennylay. 

Sext Septembris anno xliiij . 
Quhilk day componit with Jhone Fyf for ane five zeris tak of 
the miln of Frewquhy, to be at the ische of relict of Jhone 
Smytht and Jhone GyD, occupyaris of the samyn now instantlie, 
or ellis to pies thaim in the mene tyme : Payand thairfoir con- 
forme to our rentall : . . . Composition xx nierkis. 

Glennylay. 

The xij day of December anno xliiij . 
The quhilk day componit with Dauid Ogiluy for ane v zeris 



224 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

tak of the hale new town of Bellety, quhilk Bobe Baroun and 
Jhone Andro brukit afoir : Entres at the ische of thair takkis : 
Pay and thair foir zerlie iiij lib money, iij tame geis, and vij pultre, 
and sail nwriee ane lesche of hundis, and sail haue hors aud 
geir to seruing ws effering to his takkis, and sail nocht thole the 
saidis Robe Baroun and Jhone Andro to remove thair gudis of 
the grand qukill the dettis awin be thame be pait to the place : 
. . . Composition gratis for his seruioe. 

Baitschell. 

The xiij day of December anno xliiif. 
The samyn day componit with Eobe Cwben for the sex acris 
of the Baitschele at he brukis now instantlie, with houssis and 
vse of the samyn, for ane common sele of lyfrent to him self 
and Isabell Elmour, his spous, and ane air male gottin or to be 
gottin betuix thame : Payand thairfoir conforme to thair com- 
nioun sele : Composition viij lib . 

Kethik. 

The xv day of December anno xliiif. 
The said day componit with Alexander Berny in Kethik for 
ane auchtane pairt of the samyn, quhilk he brukis now instantlie, 
for ... five zeris : Entres in anno xlv° : Payand . . . 
conforme to the rentall : Providing give it happinnis ws to tak 
ony pairt of the said town within our awing hand, that we sail 
haue that pairt laid be it self on the syde nixt the place : Com- 
position iiij lib iij s iiij d . 

Laidcassy. 

The samyn day componit with Jhone Pery of Laidcasse for 
ane common sele of the said hale town, with the corn miln of 
the samyn, for . . . xix zeris, to him self, Marie Falow, his 
spous, and ane air male gottin or to be gottin betuix thame 
tuay, reseruand ij acris of outfeld land to be gevin to ane 



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mwre gres quhen we pies, togidder with ane ele ark, and the 
stand thairof, and sail vphald the samyn as it salbe delyuerit to 
thame, and sail lelely and trewly delyuer the fische to ws and 
our successouris, and salhaue hors and geir sufficient effering to 
his takkis to serue ws ; payand thairfor conforme to the rentall : 
Composition xl Ub . 

Item, componit with him thaireftir for lyfrent to the saidis 
personis for x Ub mair ; extendis in the hale to l lib . 

Walk Miln of Kethik. 

The vij day of Aprve anno xlv°. 
The samyn day componit with Stevin Portar, at the request 
and desyre of Gibbe Portar, his fader, being seik, send with 
Alexander Berny, for ane v zeir tak to Besse Millar his moder, 
and to him self : . . . Composition iiij Ub , videlicet, xl s gres- 
sum, and xl s entres siluer. 

Walk Myln of Balgyrsche. 

The ix day of Aprile. 
Quhilk day componit with Eiche Walkar for ane five zere tak 
of the tane half of the Walk miln of Kincrecht, quhilk he brukis 
now ; . . . payand thairfor zeirlie conforme to the rentale : 
Composition I s , all pait in hand to the sup-priour. 

Westhorn in the Cars. 

Tlie x day of Aprile. 
Quhilk day componit with Henry Brown for ane v zeir tak of 
the Westhorn ; ... to pay and do thairfor conforme to the 
rentell maid in the aid regestir quhen he tuik last afoir, and 
ordanis his lettir of tak to be maid eftir the sycht of the samyn : 
Composition x merkis. 

Mwrehoussis. 

The xiiij day of Maij anno xlv. 
Quhilk day componit with Thome Jaksoun of the Mwre- 



226 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

houssis for ane commoun sele to him self, his wyf, Margret Cok, 
and ane ayre male, for thair lyftyinmes : Entres to be at the ische 
of vmquhile Archibald Campbellis takkis ; payand thairfor con- 
forme to his common sele and our new rentell : . . . Com- 
position ane hundretht pundis. Reseruand the brig end with 
the houssis and acris thairof, with the preistis land, in our awin 
hand to dispone as we think caus, with the orchrat of the Mwre- 
houssis. 



Bpjg end in the Caes. 

The xviij day of Maij anno xlv°. 
Quhilk day componit with Johane Jaksoun, officer of the 
Cars, for ane common sele of lyfrent to him self, Jonet Jaksoun, 
his spous, and ane air male lauchfully gottin or to be gottin betuix 
thame, the tuay acris of the brig end, with ane acre of infeld 
land be est the place, and ane acre of outfeld land vpoun the 
sey syde, with priuilege of brewing ; payand thairfor conforme 
to the rentell : Composition xx Ub . 

Walk Miln of Kethik. 

The xix day of Junij anno xlv°. 
The samyn day componit with Wille Eussale, walkar in 
Kethik, for the tane half of the Walk myln, and the landis per- 
tenvng to the said half, siclyk as he brukis now instantlie, with 
the teind schawis of the samyn, to him self and to Jonet Sym- 
soun, his spous, for . . . five zeris : . . . Composition 
xl s to be pait in hand. 

Kirk of Glennylay. 

The penult day of Julij in xlv zeris. 
Quhilk day componit with Maister Dauid Campbell for the 
renewing of his common sele of the Kirk of Glennylay for xix 
zere tak : Entres at Beltane in xlvj zeris ; and becaus he haid v 
or vj zere to ryn : Composition ij c Ub . 



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Ester Perceis. 

The samyn day componit with him for ane lifrent of Ester 
Perceis to Jhone Campbell, zongar, Eobert and Willeame Camp- 
bellis, his sonnis naturalle, for thair liftymmis: Composition 
gratis for his and thairis seruice. 



Glennylay. 

The samyn day componit with the said Maister Dauid for the 
tuay auchtane pairtis of Enuerarite for five zeris to him self and 
his barnis : Composition gratis for his seruice as said is. 

Baitschele. 

The xix day of October in xlv zeris. 
The samyn day componit wyth Henry Thome for renewyng 
of ane common seill to hyme and Elezabetht Elmour of the sex 
akeris of land in the Beitscheill, quhilk Bobert Couben and the 
said Elezabetht brokit of befoir, for lifrent to thame and to ane 
aire maill to be gotting betwyxt thame, as the common seill 
beris at lentht : Composition x Ub all pait in hand to my lord. 

Kethik. 

The xxiiij day of Februar anno xlv . 
Quhilk day componit with Eindlay Alexander for ane xix 
zere tak ... of the Sowtarhous, to him self, Annabell 
Angus, his spous, and to ane aire male, . . . togidder with 
teind schewis of the samyn : . . . Composition viij lib . 

Nethir Mwreton. 

TJie vij° day of Aprile anno xlvj . 
Quhilk day componit with Wille Syme for the tane half of 
the Nethir Mwreton for v zeris tak to him self, Annabell Buttyr, 
his spous, and Jhone Sym, his sone : . . . Composition for 



228 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

the said v zeris tak vij merkis ; and for ix zeris bygane at he 
wantyt takkis xiij merkis. 



Nethir Mwretoun. 

The samyn day componit with Dauid Jameson for the tothir 
half of the said town, for v zeris tak to him self, Anne Mertyne, 
his spous, and Patrik Jameson, thair sone : . . . Composi- 
tion vij merkis; and for ix zeris bygane at he wantit takkis 
xiij merkis. 

Carsgrange. 

Xxvj Aprile anno xlvj . 
Quhilk day componit with Pattoun Gallowey for ane v zeris 
tak to him self and Jonet Ker, his spous, of the ij acris of land 
at tha bruik : . . . Composition xiij 3 iiij d , pait in hand to 
my lord, and put in bursa pauperum. 



Kyncrecht. 

Xxvij Apr His anno xlvj . 
Quhilk day componit with Jhone Walkar for ane five zere 
tak to hym self and Margret Zong, his spous, for the half the 
Walk myln of Kyncrecht, with the acris of land quhilk thai 
bruk now instantlie : . . . Composition I s . 

Tlie xxviij day of Aprile in anno xlvj . 
Item, componit with Johan Campbell in Mwrthtle for doubling 
of his few : . . . Composition xxij lib . 

Dalvany. 

Maij anno xlvj , xxix Junij. 
Componit with Johan Mwre for his by rwn cane fowlis, xiij 9 
iiij d , pait to my lord be Maister Dauid. 



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LlTILL FORTHYR. 



Item, the samyn day componit with James M'Nychole for v 
zeris takis of the half of Litill Forthir, and for his by run cane 
fowlis to Witsunday in xlvj zeris, exclusive, quhilk wes his 
entres : . . . Composition iij lib xvj 8 viij d , pait to Maister Dauid. 

Item, Jhone M'Nychole thair, the vthir half siclyk iij lib xvj 8 
viij d . 

Mekle Forthir. 

Item, the samyn day Mekle Forthyr sett to the Maister 
Ogilwy for five zere tak, reseruand the seruice, dewiteis, and 
herealdis : Providand at he put nocht out certane of the tenentis, 
as his lettir of tak proportis : Composition gratis. 

Item, the samyn day componit with Donald M'Alay for his 
by run cane fowlis xxvj 8 viij d , pait to Maister Dauid. 

Item, the samyn day componit with Eobe Mychell for Ins by 
run cane fowlis xiij 8 iiij d , pait to Maister Dauid. 

Item, Jonet Brisaucht thair, siclyk, xiij 8 iiij d restand. 

Item, Johan Baroun for his cane foulis, xiij 8 iiij d , of the quhilk 
x 9 pait to Maister [Dauid] and restis iij 8 iiij d . 

Item, Donald M'Andro xiij 8 iiij d and restis. 

Item, Joky Findlay sonne xiij 8 iiij d and restis. 

Item, Eobe Duncane, alias Presson, for his cane fowlis, xiij s 
iiij d , paii to Maister Dauid. 



Downye. 

Jhone Smytht componit the samyn day for five zere tak for 
ane sext pairt of the samyn : Composition xx 8 , and for his cane 
foulis xiij 8 iiij d , all pait to Maister Dauid. 

Item, the samyn day componit with Jhone Bris, alias Fynd- 
lay, for ane vthir sext pairt for v zeris tak : Composition xx 8 , and 
his cane foulis xiij 8 iiij d , pait to Maister Dauid. 

Item, componit with Jhone Smart for five zeris tak of his saxt 
pairt, siclyk. 



230 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

Item, James Smart for ane thrid pairt of the samyn for five 
zeris tak : Composition xl s , and for his cane fowlis xx s , pait to 
Maister Dauid. 

Item, Jlione M'Kvnzetht, ane sext pairt v zeris tak : . . . 
Composition xx s , and for his cane fowlis xiij s iiij d , pait to Maister 
Dauid. 

Wester Innerarite. 

Jhone Micliell, officer, for ane quarter, ane half quarter : . . . 
Composition for v zeris tak iiij lib , and cane fowlis xl 3 and restis. 

Item, Maister Dauid for Jhone M'Andro and John Spaldynnis 
tak siclyk, and restis. 

Jhone Robson, half ane quarter for his cane fowlis xxvj 3 viij d . 

Robe Robson, pait all to Maister Dauid, and be James Ogiluy 
of his gressum, xiij 9 iiij d . 

JVote to last two entries. — James Ogiluy resseruand the seruice, 
dewiteis, and herealdis. 

Ester Innerarite. 

Wille Brisaucht componit for v zeris tak of ane quarter of 
the samyn and the niiln : . . . Composition viij lib , and for 
his cane fowlis iiij Ub . 

Jhone Baroun, zongar, for v zeris tak of the half town : . . . 
Composition v Ub vj s viij d , and cane fowlis liij s iiij d . 

James Hall for ane quarter v zeris tak : . . . Composition 
liij s iiij d , and for cane fowlis xxvj 3 viij d , and for his entres siluer 
and his gudschiris herzeld v Ub . 

Dalnacabok. 

Wille Bum for ane v zere tak for the half town .... 
Composition xxvj 3 viij d , and for his cane fowlis xiij 3 iiij d . 
Donald Burn, siclyk in omnibus for Fyndlay Hall. 

OWAB ILRIG. 

Fyndlay Paterson, the half town for five zeris tak : . . . 
Composition xxx 8 , and for his cane fowlis xx s . 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 231 

Fyndlay Hall, j quarter v zeris tak : . . . Composition 
xv s , and for his cane fowlis x 8 . 

Jonet Cwsnye, siclyk in omnibus as Fyndlay Hall. 

Nethir Ilrig. 

Wille Burn, zongar, the half town for v zeris tak : . . . 
Composition xxx s , and for his cane fowlis xx s . 
Donald Burn, elder, siclyk. 

OWAR AUCHLECHE. 

The Lard of Drumkilbo and Dowky Gybbon, his tenent, xxvj 8 
viij d gressum, and xiij s iiij d for by run cane foulis gratis. 

Jhone Sande, alias Gentillman, for v zeris tak of his maling of 
the samyn : . . . Composition xiij 8 iiij d , for his cane fowlis 
vjs viij d . 

Jhone Glen, siclyk. 

Jane Gibbon for v zeris tak of his pairt : Composition xxvj 8 
viij d , and cane fowlis, xiij 8 iiij d . 

Agnes Clerk and Jhone Gib, v zeris tak : . . . Composition 
xxvj 8 viij d , and cane fowlis xiij s iiij d . 

Nethir Auchleche. 

JhoiJi M'Xychole, alias M'Bobe, for his cane xxvj 8 viij d , pait to 
Maister Dauid. 

Note. — Sett to Sir John Campbell for v zeris tak : Entres vt 
supra, gressum gratis. 

Maister Dauid Campbell for the brewland iij lib for gressum, 
and cane fowlis gratis. 

KlRKHILLOKKIS. 

Jhonn Baxter for v zeris tak of his half thairof : Composition 
xij 8 vj d , and for his cane fowlis x s vj d . 
Margret Baxter, siclyk. 



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Cambok. 



Donald Tailzeour, v zeris tak for his pairt thairof : . . . 
Composition xxv 8 , cane fowlis xiij 8 iiij d . 

Thome Alexander, siclyk. 

Jhone Jamesoun, v zeris tak of his pairt : . . . Composi- 
tion xviij 8 ix d , and cane fowlis x 9 . 

Watte Spaldin, v zeris tak: Composition xviij 9 ix d , by run 
cane fowlis and entres siluer xxviij 8 . 

Jame Burn, v zeris tak of his pairt : . . . Composition 
xxv 8 , cane fowlis xiij 9 iiij d . 

"Watte Gibsoun, v zeris tak for his pairt : . . . Composition 
xxxvij 9 vj d , cane fowlis xx 8 , of the quhilk pait Maister Dauid 
xlj s ; rest to be pait at the lettir fare in xlvj zeris. 

Jhon Talzeour, v zeris tak of his pairt : . . . Composition 
xij s vj d , cane fowlis vij 8 vj d . 

Sande Symon, siclyk. 

Bellite. 

Donald Rob, v zeris tak : . . . Composition xl 8 , for his 
cane fowlis xx 8 . 

Jhon Spaldin, siclyk. 

Jhone Andro, siclyk, iij lib of the quhilk pait to my lord l 8 , and 
restis v 8 to be pait at the first fare nixt eftir. 

Jhon Donald, siclyk. 

James Donald, v zeris tak for his pairt : . . . Composi- 
tion iiij lib , and cane fowlis xl 8 . 

Newtoun of Bellite. 

Dauid Ogiluy, v zere tak as is before sett, for Robe Betoun 
and Jhone Andro, cane fowlis xliij 8 iiij d restand. 

Frewquhy. 

Malcolme Lychtoun, Donald Leis, v lib , iiij geis, vij pultre, 
gressum and cane foulis gratis. 

The Lard of Drumkilbo, Jhone Gibbon, v lib , iiij geis, vij pultre. 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 233 



Glexmerky. 



Malcolme Lychtoun, xv s , j guis, j pultre gevin gratis. 

Eiche Clerk, v zeris tak: Composition xv 8 , cane fowlis vj 6 



viij d . 



Jhone Gibbon, clerk, siclyk. 
Litill Jhone Hall, siclyk. 



The Miln of Frewquhy. 

Jhone Fyf, alias Bydar, as his set afore, and for Jhone 
Smytht and John Gubbonis cane fowlis iij lib vj 3 iiij d and restis. 



Petlochry. 

Duncane Eippat, v zeris tak of his pairt : . . . Composi- 
tion xxxij 8 , cane fowlis xxj 8 iiij d . 

Andro Eamsayis wyf, v zeris tak : . . . Composition xyj B , 
and cane fowlis x s . 

Item, the tothir half of Petlochry at wes waist, the half of it 
set to Jhone Henderson for v zeris tak : . . . Composition 
xxiiij 8 gressum, and for by run pultre xiij 8 iiij d . 

Wille Burn, the tothir half v zere tak : . . . Composition 
xxiiij 8 gressum, with the male and cane fowlis in tymes cumyng, 
and discharge of cane fowlis bygane remyttit becaus the tak 
lay waist. 

Cragneate. 

Cristen Michell, v zere tak : . . . Composition v Ub , and 
for cane fowlis I s . 



Ward Land and Brewland of the West Syde. 

Set to Sir Willeame Andersoun, vicare, v zeris tak : . . . 
Composition xlvj 8 viij d , and for his cane fowlis xxij 8 viij d , pait 
to my lord. 



234 rental of the monastery of 

The Brewland of the Est Syde of the Burn. 

Set to Eobe Fyf, v zeris tak : . . . Composition xl 8 gres- 
sum, and xx s for his cane fowlis bygane, pait to Maister Dauid. 

The Smytht Land. 

Sett to Sir Eobert Spaldin, v zeris tak : Composition xiij 8 iiij d , 
and for the by run cane fowlis vj 8 viij d . 

Caille. 

Primo February anno xlvj . 
Quhilk day componit with Willeame Eeid in Caille, for ane 
five zere tak of ane quarter of the said town, quhilk the said 
Willeame brukis now instantlie, to him self and Jonet Bore, his 
spous : . . . Reseruand to ws ane akyr of outfeild land, to 
be gevin to ane foster for keping of our wod, quhilk bondis fra 
the burn of Altecref, athwart the west pairt of the bray of the 
pele of Lyndegawnis, vnder Jhon Drummondis hous, with girs 
and pastoring of the samyn : Providing all wais that thai kepe 
thair awin gudis out of the said wod, and to thole nane to cut 
nor distroy the said wod, nor zit nane vthiris, bot to stop thame 
at thair vtyr powar ; . . . and sail answer for thair tenentis 
als wele as for thame self in all thingis may be laid to thair 
charge ; payand zerle . . . conforme to the rentale : Com- 
position v lib , of the quhilk pait in hand thre pund, and the rest 
within viij dais, and that becaus he has sittin iij zeris without 
takkis bygane. 

Caille. 

The samyn day componit with Johne Reid for ane fyve zere 
tak to him self and Ewin Reid, his sone : Entres at Witsunday 
in xlvij zeris with forsaid restrictiones in all pointis abune 
writtin : Composition I s , and that becaus of iij zeris afore but 
takkis. 



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Owar Balbrogy. 



Xij February anno xlvj. 

Quhilk day componit with Eobe Patie in Balbrogy for ane 
common sele of the half of Owar Balbrogy, quhilk he has now 
to him self, Elene Barnye, his spous, and to ane ayre male, for 
. . . xix zeris, . . . togidder with the teind schawis of 
the samyn : . . . Composition xyj Ub xiij 8 iiij d , of the quhilk 
pait in hand to my lord xij lib , and the rest betuix this and 
fastrynnisevin nixt to cum: Entres at Witsunday in anno xlvij. 

The samyn day componit with Jame Patie, his sone, for ane 
common sele of xix zere tak to him self, Margret Fyndlaysoun, 
his wyf, and ane ayre male : . . . Composition xvj Ub xiij 9 
iiij d , of the quhilk pait in hand viij Ub , and the rest betuix this 
and fastrynnisevin nixt to cum : Entres in anno xlvij. 

Incheaucht, alias Bogsyde. 

The xxij day of Aprile in xlvij zeris, componit with Gilbert 
Glenny, Jonet Nychole, his spous, and ane ayr male, for . . . 
xix zeris : . . . Composition viij Ub . 

Balbrogy. 

The xj day of Junij in xlvij zeris, componit with Andro Bell 
for ane lyfrent to him self, Cristin Boyde, his spous, and ane 
air maill : . . . Composition xl merkis. 

Balgyrsche. 

The xvij day of Junij, componit with Henry Eollok for ane 
quarter of Balgyrsche, quhilk he brukis now instantlie, for ane v 
zeris tak ... to him self, Katrine Gill, his spous, and aire 
male: . . . Entres at Witsunday in xliiij zeris, becaus 
thair takkis wes rwn out at the said Witsunday : . . . Com- 
position iij Iib vj s viij d . 



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Balgyrsche. 



The samyn day coinponit with Johan Brostar for ane v zere 
tak of ane acre and ane half of land, quhilk he brukis now in- 
stantlie, to him self, Katrine Mertzeoun, his spous, and ane aire 
male : Entres in anno xliiij zeris, and that becaus he sat iij 
zeris but takkis : Composition x 8 all payt in hand to my lord. 

Glennylay. 

The xxix day of Julij, componit with Robert Robertsoun for 
his entres to the saxt pairt of Downy, quhilk Jhone Smytht 
brukit affoir, and the said Eobert to bruk it indurand the said 
Jhonis takkis, quhilk wes v zeir tak enterit at "Witsonday in 
xlvj zeris : Composition xx 8 . 

Glennylay. 

The iiij day of October in xlvij zeris. 
Quhilk day componit with Margret Michell and Johann 
M'AHon, hir sonne, for ane zere tak of the tuay akir of schyp- 
hird land of Dalwany ; . . . payand thairfor zerlye sen the 
takin away of the scheip, and als lang as thai bruk the samyn, 
xxvj 8 viij d ; and attour sail keip als niony eittin scheip as pies 
my lord to send vp zerelye for thair gressum, referrand the 
compt of the takin away of the scheip to the store buik ; of the 
quhilk pait in hand xxij 8 , and sail pay the laif at restis betuix 
this and Yule nixt to cum. 



Balmyle. 

The xxvij day of September in xlviij zeris, componit witli 
Jonet Stiblis, relict of vmquhile John Flemyng in BalLmyle, for 
v zeris tak of hyr rnalin to hir self and sone gottin betuix the 
said Johane and hir : Entres in anno xlix : . . . Composi- 
tion xx merkis, all pait in hand to my lord. 



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Balgyrscho. 



The xxvj day of Nouember in xlviij zeris, componit with 
Dauide Jak for his tak in Balgirsche for the iiij zere tak bygane 
at Witsunday, and to Witsunday nixt to cum, to his self and his 
spous : . . . Providing all wais that the said Dauid and his 
spous lawbour the said tak with thair awing gair fra this furtht, 
and at thai haue sufficient hors to mak the carage, and to pay 
thair male gressum and dewiteis conforme to the rentale, vthir- 
wais it salbe leissum to ws at the said Witsunday nixt to cum 
to dispone thairupoun at our plesour, but ony murmwr of the 
said Dauid and his said spous : Composition iij 1,h vj 8 viij d , all 
pait in hand to my lord be delyuerance of the samyn to Constyne 
Snell. 



Cassayend. 

Primo Decembris anno xlviij . 
Quhilk day componit with Eobert Berny and Elizabetht 
Cwmyng, his spous, and to Katrine Barnye, thair doichter, for 
ane common sele of thair landis, toft and croft, with the teind 
of the samyn quhilk thai bruk now instantlie, for all the dais of 
thair lyftymmes; . . . paying thairfor zeirle, conforme to 
thair common sele and rentale of our place of Coupar, baytht 
teind and vthir, that is to say, l 8 , xviij pultre, with common 
cariage, vse and wont ; and for thair teind ij b mele aud ij b bere, 
with j turs fodder : Composition xiij lib vj 3 viij d , all pait in hand 
to my lord. 

Glenylay. 

Secundo Aprilis anno xlix . 
Quhilk day componit with Eiche Clerk for ane auchtane pairt 
of Ester Innerarite for ane v zere tak to him self, quhilk Jhone 
Baron, zongar, brukyt afoir, and resignit to him at this sawing, 
and sway entres at Witsunday in xlviij zeris : Composition 
xxxiij 8 iiij d , all pait in hand to my lord. 



238 rental of the monastery of 

Glenylay. 

The saniyn day componit with Johann M'Nychole and Anne 
Brisaucht, his spous, for to bruik and jos the quarter of Ester 
Inneraryte, quhilk the said Anne and vmquhile James Hall, hir 
spous, haid in assedatioun afore, induring the space of the 
samyn, and licence to marie: Providing all wais at the said 
James barnis be tretit : Composition vj merkis, of the quhilk 
pait in hand iiij merkis, and the rest to be pait at skyrefurisday 
nixt to cum. 

KlNCRECHT. 

Quarto Aprilis anno xlix . 
Quhilk day componit with Cristell Mentetht for ane quarter 
of Kincrecht, quhilk Sande Stevin brukit afore, for ane v zere 
tak to him self and ane air male lauchfully gottin or to be 
gottin of his body ; payand thairfor conforme to the rentale with 
his seruice and vsing of his office, but ony fe : Providing all 
wais that give Sande Stevin may lawbour the grand with his 
awing gair, he sail nocht be removit for ane zeir, at he may be 
providit in ane vthir place, nor zit salbe removit thaireftir ay 
and quhill at the said Cristell lawbour the said tak with his 
propir guidis, the said Cristell payand and answerand to the 
place for all malis, gressumis, taxationes, and all vthir dewiteis 
awand be the said Sande Stevin to the place : Composition vj lib 
xiij 8 iiij d , with his seruice as said is ; the mony payt in hand to 
my lord. 

Cowtward. 

Xij° Aprilis anno xlix . 
Quhilk day componit with Margret Dulie in the Cowtward, 
spous of Johann Burt, for ane five zere tak to hir self, and to 
Sande Cragow and Gibbe Cragow, hir sonnis : . . . Com- 
position for the said five zeris iij Iib vj 8 viij d , and for iiij zeris by 
past but takkis Iiij 8 iiij d : . . . Providing all wais give we 
tak the said tak in our awin handis, at he sail leif the samyn 
plesantlie at the ische of thair takkis. 



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Carsgrange. 



The xxv day of Aprile in anno xlix . 
Quhilk day componit with James Jaksoun for ane zere tak 
of the fowre akir of land that Thome Jakson, his fadir, brukit 
afore, and now lauborit be the said James, with hous and zard 
pertenyng thairto ; he lawborand, grubband our treis and orchrat, 
castin the stankis, plantand zong treis, and kepand our orchrat 
in tyme of fruit, and all vthir tymmes, fra entres of ony bestiall, 
or steling of our fruct, as ane gude trew gardnir aucht to do to 
ws and our successouris and factouris, and sail serue the 
chapellane in our chapell that as efferis, and sail pay na vthir 
male : Providing all wais in cace he fale in the premissis, or in 
ony point pertenyng to ane trew and gude gardnir, he to tyne 
his rycht and kyndnes thairto, and we to dispone thairupoun at 
ane terme as pies ws and our successouris, but ony mwrmur : 
Entres at Witsunday in xlix zeris : Composition for his entres 
vj Iib xiij 3 iiij d , all to be pait in hand. 



Balgirscho. 

The xxvj day of Aprile anno xlix . 
Quhilk day componit with Henry Eollok for his tak of 
Balgyrscho for fyve zere tak of the samyn to him self, Katrine 
Gill, his wyf, and ane ayr male : . . . Composition iij llb vj 8 
viij d , all to be pait in hand. 

Balgyrscho. 

Maij in xlix zeris. 
The viij day of Maij, componit with Johane Browstar in 
Balgyrsche for ane v zere tak to him self, Katrine Mertzeoun, 
his spous, and to ane ayr male lauchfully gottin or to be gottin 
of thame tuay, for ane akir of land and ane half quhilk thai 
bruk now instantlie : . . . Composition x B , all pait in hand 
to my lord. 



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Kethik. 



The secund of August in xlix zeris. 
Quhilk day componit with Thome Andersoun for ane five zere 
tak to him self and Florence Barnye, his spous, of the auchtane 
pairt of Kethik, quhilk thai bruik now instantlie, with the teind 
schevis of the samyn : Entres thairof to be at Witsunday in 
xlix zeris, and that becaus thai haf sittin ij zeris but takkis : 
Providing all wais that give we happin to tak ony pairt of the 
said town in our awin handis, that we sail haue it laid all to- 
gidder nixt the place, baytht infeild and outfeild, and quhat we 
want of the tane to be gevin ws of the tothir at the sycht of 
husband men, samekle as we tak in our awin hand, and that 
nochtwithstanding ony vse or possessioun at thai haif now or 
has had in tymmes bygane, or may haif eftirwart; payand 
zeirlie for the samyn in male teind and vthir dewiteis conforme 
to the rentell in all thingis : Composition yj lib , becaus thai haue 
sittin but takkis ij zeir as said is, of the quhilk pait in hand 
v lib , and the tothir xx 8 to be pait at the latter fare, callit the 
Natiuite of our Lady. 

Mwreton. 

Xxvij Augustj anno xlix . 
Quhilk day componit with Androw Ramsay for ane fyve zere 
tak to hym self and his subtenentis of the thrid pairt of the 
Mwretoun ; the said subtenentis beand husbandmen, lawboraris 
of the said grund, and duellaris thairupon : . . . Composi- 
tion v merkis for the said v zeris tak, and x merkis for x zeris 
takkis at he has sittin, but assedatione thairof, extendis in the 
hale to x lib , all to be pait in hand, of the quhilk iiij crownis to 
our self, and all the laif gevin to Andro Blar gratis. 

Mwreton. 

Januar in xlix zeris. 
The xxvj day of Januarij in xlix zeris, componit with Johnne 



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Campbell in the Owar Mwretown for ane lyfrent vndir the 
common sele for ane thrid pairt of the samyn to him self, 
Margret Eeid, his spous, and to ane air male lauchtfully gottin 
or to be gottin betuix thame tuay : . . . Composition xvj lib 
xiij s iiij d , all to be pait in hand. 

COUPARGRANGE. 

Marchc in xlix zeris. 
The xxiiij day of Marche in xlix zeris, quhilk clay componit 
with Johne Hudsoun and Gelis Eettray, his spous, at the in- 
stance of Willeame Rogear and Willeame Hudson, and that in 
respect of thair gude and thankfull seruice done to ws, and to 
be done in ty mines bygane and to cum, for ane letter of lyfrent 
of the xij pairt of Coupargrange, quhilk vmquhile Jhone Cryste 
and the said Gelis brukyt afore, to the saidis Jhone, Gelis, his 
spous, and ane are male to be gottin betuix thame tuay ; . . . 
payand thairfoir zerely conforme to the rentale in all dewteis : 
Composition xl pund, viz., xx merkis betuene the dait heirof 
and skyrfurisday nixt to cum, xx merkis at mydsomer, and the 
rest at the fare of Dunde nixt thaireftir, the saidis Willeame' 
Rogear and Willeame Hudson souerteis coniunctlie and seuerale. 

Westhorx. 

Scxt day of Jnlij anno 1°, 
The samyn day componit with Henry Browun for his tak of, 
the Westhorn, quhilk he brukis now instantlie to him self and 
Margeory Scot, his spous, for . . . five zeris ; . . . payand 
thairfor . . . conforme to the rentale in all thingis, and vse 
the office of fowlair craft be himself or be his marrowis, he 
gettand for ilk wild gwis iij s , and for ilk cran vj s viij d , and give 
he fale heirintill it being sufficiently previn, or at he purge 
nocht him self be his awin aitht thairof, this said letter of tak 
to be of nane avale fra thyne furtht : Composition ten pundis, 
of the quhilk pait in hand ten merkis, and the tothir v merkis 
at the fare of Dunde nixt to cum. 



242 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 



Grange of Erlie. 

The xij day of Julij in anno 1°. 
Quhilk day componit with James and George Spalding 
. . . as eftir followis ; that is to say, we haue acceptit the 
said James, with the consent of the said George, his bruthir, 
to succeid in the first place as tenent to the west half of the 
Grange of Arlie eftir the deces of Jhone Spaldin, his fader; 
and inlykwys has componit with the said George, with consent 
of the said James, his bruthir, that cpihowswrneuir that the est 
half of the said grange salhappin to vaik, be deces of Margret 
Lyndsay and hir barne, contenit in the common sele that thay 
haif now sen the tyme of the dait j m v c xxxj zeris, or at sche 
marie, sway that sche and hir barne tyne thair rycht, be thir 
presentis is content to ressaif the said George to the said est 
half; the saidis James and George payand the malis, dewiteis, 
and seruice contenit in the said lettir of tak, togidder with 
thair compositiones ; that is to say, the said James instantlye 
xx* 5 crownis of wycht, and the said George ten crownes of the 
samin, and vthir ten at his entres thairto ; and for thair securite 
has delyuerit thame the copy of the common sele, subscriuit be 
Jhone Eobeson, notare, and the copy of this composition, ex- 
trackit be Dene Peter Trent, subscriuit be the said Johne Eobe- 
son : And we, the said Donald, abbot of Coupar, bindis and 
oblissis ws to stand at the samyn with subscriptioun of our awin 
hand ; and als the saidis James and George ilkane of thame ar 
oblist to vthir respectiue ... to byde at the premissis, 
and ilkane of thame to succeid in maner forsaid, and that 
nochtwithstanding ony nominatioun, alteratione, or assignatioun 
at thair fader sail happin to mak, and instrumentis tane thair- 
upoun : At Cowpar, zere and day forsaid, before thir witnes, 
Maister Dauid Campbell in Dunseid, Willeame Spalding in 
Kethik, Dauid Ogiluy in Glentullocht, Robert Mentetht, Jhone 
( ribson, and Jhone Iiobeson, notar, with vthiris diners. 

D. DE CUPRO. 



st marie of cupar. 243 

Batschele. 

Xviij Julij anno 1°. 
Componit with Dauid Murray, alias Tailzeour, for ane com- 
mon sele of lyfrent of the iiij acris of land that he brukis now, 
to him self, Willem Murray, his sone, his spous, and air male 
to be gottin betuix thame; payand thairfoir zerle conforme 
to the rentale and to thair common sele, with common cariage 
to salt and sand, with vthir dew sendee, vse and wont : Com- 
position viij lib , all pait in hand. 

Mwrehoussis. 

Eod. die componit with Thome Jakson in the Mwrehoussis, 
to put in the lytill orcheat that is lyand vpoun the west syde 
of hous, in to his lettir of tak, with the laif of his malyng: 
Composition xxiij lib . 

Cowbyre. 

Eod. die componit with Johne Henderson, alias Patie, for 
licence to marie Elene Stiblis, relict of vmquhile Wille Pery in 
Cowbyre, and for ane lyfrent to him self, the said Elene, and to 
ane aire male lauchfully to be gottin betuix thame : Composition 
iiij xx lib , of the quhilk remittit to Wille Pereis barnis xx Ub , and 
xl lib to be pait in hand, and the rest betuix this and fastrinnis 
evin nixt to cum ; and Eobe Pate and his sone James ar becum 
souerteis to pay f he place all dettis awand to the place betuix 
this and fastrynnis evin nixt to cum. 

Callie. 

Eod. die componit with Ewin Eede for ane half quarter of 
Caillie, for ane xix zeir tak to Tibbe Biysaucht, his moder, him 
self, his wyf, and ane air maill : Composition vij lib 

FOSSOQUHY. 

Eod. die componit with Andro Howburne for ane common 



244 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

sele of xix zeris tak to be maid to Mm self, Patrik Howburne, 
and Robert Howburne, to the langest lewer of thanie, failzieing 
of ane to ane wthir, and to thair assignais and subtenentis, of 
the thre quarteris of the Kirk of Fossoquhy, baitht personaige 
and wicaraige ; thay payand . . . zeirlie ane hundretht 
merkis ... at twa ternies, . . . Hallowmes and 
Pasche, . . . with cheis, wis and vont : Composition xx hb , 
all to be pait in hand. 

Glexboy. 

Eocl. die componit with Johnne Myll for ane lyfrent to be 
maid to Jonet Hendirsone, him self, and ane air inaill to be 
gottin betuene thaine, of twa akirs of the est side of Glenboy, 
quhilk he brukis nov instantlie ; thay pay ami thairfore zerlie, 
eft ii the said Jonet Hendirsonnis deces, xvj s : Composition 
xj lib x 8 . 



Kyxcreycht. 

Eoclcni die componit with Jhone Buschart for ane lyfrent of 
his tak in Kincrecht to him self and Agnes Watsoun, his spous ; 
payand thairfor zeirlie conform e to the rentale and thair com- 
mon sele : Composition xxxij lib , all pait in hand. 

Efiir followis the compositionis of Gleneylay, the last day of 
Jidij in fifty :< . 

Dalwany. 

Componit with Cristene Michell the xij day off Jnnij in lvij 
zeris, as wilbe fund in the compositioun thair. 

LlTILL FORTHIR. 

Eod. die componit with Johnne M'Xicoll of the half toun for 
v zeris, his entres to be at Witsounday in lij zeris ; payand the 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 245 

malis and dewiteis conforme to the rentall and his letter of tak : 
Composition, and for geis and pultre restand, lvj s viij d . 
Bod. die componit with Jame M'Mcoll, siclike. 

Mekill Forthir. 

Bod. die componit with the Maistres Ogiluy for the haill tonn, 
thir entres to be at the said Witsounday : Composition, and for 
geis and pultre restand, xvij lib vj s viij d , reseruand the seruice, 
dewiteis, and herealdis to our self. 

Downy. 

Bod. die, componit with Jame Smart for v zere tak of twa saxt 
pairtis of Downy : . . . Composition, and for geis and pultre 
restand, iij lib . 

Bod. die componit with Rob Eobesone for v zere tak of ane 
saxt pairt of Downy : Composition, and for geis and pultre 
restand, xxxij s vj d . 

Bod. die componit with Johnne Smart for ane wthir saxt 
pairt : Composition, siklike. 

Bod. die componit with Johnne M'Kenzetht, siklike. 

Bod. die componit with Johnne Brys, alias Findlay, for ane 
wthir saxt pairt, siklike. 

Vester Innerarite. 

Bod. die componit with Johnne Michell for v zeris tak : 
. . . Composition, and for geis and pultre restand, vj lib x s . 
Mr Dauid Campbell. 
Mr James Ogiluy. 

Ester Innerarite. 

Bod. die componit with Wille Brysauch for v zeris tak of ane 
quarter of Ester [Innerarite], with the myll and mylland of the 
sammyn : Composition, and for geis and pultre restand, ix lib x s . 



24G RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

Eod. die componit with Johnne Barroun for v zeris tak of the 
half of Ester Innerarite : His entres to he at the said terme : 
Composition, and for geis and pnltre restand, iiij lib . 

Eod. die componit with Johnne M'Kicoll for ane quarter of 
Innerarite : Composition, and for geis and pultre restand, iij lib 
vj 9 viij d . 



Dalxacabok. 

Eod. die componit with Wille Burne for the half toun, . . . 
to indure for v zeris : Composition, and for geis and pultre 
restand, xliij 3 iiij d . 

Eod. die componit with Donald Burne, siklike. 

Oweu Ilrik. 

Eod. die componit with Findlay Patersone for ane quarter of 
the sammyn : . . . Composition, and for geis and pultre 
restand, lv\ 

Eod. die componit with Jonet Cowsne for v zeris tak : . . . 
Composition, and for geis and pidtre restand awand, xxvij 3 vj d . 

Finlaw Hall. 



Nethir Ilrik. 

Eod. die componit with Wille Burne for v zere tak: . . . 
Composition, and for geis and pultre restand, lv s . 
Eod. die componit with Margret Jame, siklike. 

Ower Awchinlecthe. 

Eod. die componit with Johnne Glenne for v zeris tak of his 
maling of the samin : . . . Composition, and for geis and 
pultre restand, xxj 8 viij* 1 . 

Eod. die componit with ' Jonet Burne for hir maling thair, 
siklike. 

Eod. die componit with James Gihbone for v zere tak of his 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 247 

niitling : . . . Composition, and for geis and pultre restand, 
xliij 3 iiij d . 

Eod. die componit with Anne Clerk, siklike. 

Eod. die componit Vith the Lady of Drumkilbo, siklike in 
omnibus, reseruand the seruice, dewiteis, and herealdis to our self. 

Nethir Aucheleche. 
Coline Campbell. 

Kyrkhillokis. 

Hod,, die componit with Johnne Baxter for v zeris of his 
maling : Composition, for geis and pultre restand, xxv s . 
Eod. die componit with Margret Baxter, siklike. 

Cambok. 

Eod. die componit with Wat Gibsoun for his tak in Cambok 
for v zeris : . . . Composition, and for geis and pultre 
restand, iij lib ij s vj d . 

Eod. die componit with Donald Tailzour for his maling in 
Cambok : Composition, and for geis and pultre restand, xlj s viij d . 

Eod. die componit with Thome Alexander, siklike. 

Eod. die componit with Jame Burne, siklike. 

Eod, die componit with Eobbe Jame for his tak in Cambok : 
Composition, and for geis and pultre restand, I s . 

Eod. die componit with Watte Spalding for his maling in 
Cambok: Composition, and for geis and pultre restand, xxxj 8 
iiij d . 

Eod. die componit with Johnne Tailzour for his maling in 
Cambok : Composition, and for geis and pultre restand, xx s x d . 

Eod. die componit with Sande Symond, siklike. 

Bellite. 

Eod. die componit with Donald Rob for his maling in Bellite : 
Composition, and for geis and pultre restand, iij lib v s . 



2i8 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

Eocl. die componit with Johnne Spalding, siklike. 

Eod. die componit with Johnne Donald, siklike. 

Eod. die componit with Jame Donald for his maling in Bellite : 
Composition, and for geis and pultre restand, vj lib x s . 

Eod. die componit with Johnne Andro for his takkis and 
maling : Composition, and for geis and pultre restand. 

Newtoun of Bellite. 
Set to Dauid Ogiluy of before. 

Frewchy. 

Eod. die componit with Elizebetht Abircromy, Lady of Drum- 
kilbo, and Dauid Tyre, hir sone, for v zeris lak of the half of 
the half of Frewchy: Composition, and for geis and pultre 
restand, viij lib xij s yj d ; reseruand the seruice, dewiteis, and 
herealdis to our self. 

Glenerky. 

Eod. die componit with Johnne Clerk for his maling of Glen- 
nerky : Composition, and for geis and pultre, xxvij 8 x d . 
Eod. die componit with Biche Clerk, siklike. 
Johnne Hall, componit siklike. 

Craignaite — Mylin of Frewchy. 

Eod, die componit with Johnne Fyfe for v zeris of the myll 
and myllandis : Composition, and for geis and pultre restand, 
viij lib ij d . 

Pitlochry and Carnochleche. 

Eod. die componit with Wille Burne for his tak and maling : 
Composition, and for geis and pultre restand, lvij s . 

Eod. die componit with Duncan Bippat for his maling : Com- 
position, for gresoum and pultre restand, xxxvij 8 . 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 249 

Eocl. die componit with Jolmne Spalding for his mating : 
Composition, for geis and pnltre restand, xxviij 3 vj d . 
Eocl. die componit with Jolmne Henderson, siklike. 



The Ward Land with the Brew Land. 

Eod. die componit with Sir Wilzeme Andirsoun for the 
sammyn: Composition, and for geis and pultre restand, iij lib 
XV s x d . 



The Brew of the Est Syde of the Burne. 

Eod. die componit with Eobe Fyfe for ane zere tak of the 
samin : His entres to be at Witsounday in lj zeris : Composition 
viij s , and for geis and pultre restand, xxx d . 



Kaithik. 

Secundo Septembris [1550]. — Componit with James Bride for 
v zere tak of ane auchtane pairt of Kaithik, quhilk he brukfs 
now instantlie, to him self, his wyff, and ane air ; payand thair- 
fore zerelie . . . conforme to the rentaill and thair lettir of 
tak : Providing alwais that he lawbour the sammyn with his 
awin gere, and that he pay the place betuix this and Candilmes, 
wthirwais his assidatioun to be of nane awaill, and we fre to 
dispone thairupone : Composition four lib xl d . 



Kaithik — the Walk Myll. 

Eod. die componit with Wilzeme Eussall for v zere tak of the 
half Walk Mylin of Kaithik, quhilk he brukis now instantlie, 
to him self, his wyff, and ane air; payand thairfore zerelie 
. . . conforme to the rentall and thair lettir of tak : Com- 
position xl s , all pait in hand to Sir Johne [Hammill]. 

Eod. die componit with Stewin Portar for v zere tak : Com- 
position, siklike. 



250 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

followis the compositiouais maul be the supprior and Sir 
John Hammill fro. my lordis depairtiay in Ij zeris to /u'-> 
retumyng at WiUonday in lij zeris. 

[1552.] Item, for the admissioun of Johnne Spalding to Eobbe 
Bs tak and brewland, with the said Bobertis awin consent: 
Composition viij 1 * 13 . 

Eftir folloiris the compositionis maid eftir JVitsou/ulay in anno 
quinquayesirno secundo, that my lord come out of Fro. ace. 

Ester Ixxerarite. 

The xxj day of Julij in 1552, quhilk day componit with 

Thomas Olyvir for licence to maiv Maigret Iiettray, rebict of 
vmqnhile Willeam Brisaucht, and for iij zere tak to his self and 
his wyf, the said Margret, of ane quarter of Ester Innararite, 
with the rnyln and myln land of the samyn : Entres at Witsun- 
day in liij zeris : . . . Composition xx crownis, . . . 
of the quhilk x to be pait at the Assumption of our Lady nixt 
to cum, and the vthir ten crownis ... at ^lidsomer next 
thaireftir. 

Owir Elrik. 

Xxtj Julij 1552 

The quhilk day componit with Thome Olipheir for the quarter 
of Ower Elrik, resignit be Einlay Hall in his fauoris ; that is to 
say, the v zere tak that he hade begynnand at "Witsounday in 
fvfty ane zeris ; . . . payand zeirbie mabis, kayu fowlia, 
geis, conforme to our rentaill : . . . Composition, and for 
the byerun geis and kayn fowillis effoir lj zeris. xxvij 6 vj d , to be 
pait at the first fair of Dunde. 

Xethir Illrik. 

The xvij day of September [1552], componit with Johne 
Smytht in Wester Innerarite for ane five zere tak to him self 
and Isabel! Cathie, his spous, for the tane half of Xethir Elrig, 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 251 

quhilk Margret Jaine and Willeaine Burn, hir sone, had afore : 
. . . Entres at Witsunday in lij zeris : Providand all wayis 
that the said Johne and Isabell, his spous, sail pay all the 
dettis awand ws bygane be the saidis Margret Jame and 
Willeame Burn, hir sone ; the saidis Johne and Isabell payand 
thairfor zerele to ws xxx s , . . . with ij tame 

geis and ij pultre sufficient, and sail nwrice ane hund for tod 
and wolf: . . . Composition iij lib , of the quhilk remittit 
for his travell and sendyng of ane man with writingis to my 
lord of Ergyle to Innernes, xv s in hand, xv s , and the rest to be 
pait betuix this and Androsmes nixt to cum, with the Merty- 
mes male. 

Carsgrange. 

Xxvj September 1552. 
Componit with Agnes Brown, relict of vmquhile Dauid Jjik- 
soun, in the Carsgrange, for ane v zere tak of the half of the 
west quarter, quhilk the said vmquhile Dauid brukit afore, to 
hir self alanerlie ; payand thairfor conforme to the rentale : 
Entres at Witsunday precedant the dait heirof: Providing all 
wayis in cace sche mary ane husband without our licence, the 
tak to be vacand, and we to dispone the tak to the barnis or 
vthir freindis : . . . Composition xij lib , of the quhilk vj lib to 
be pait at Alhallowis, and vj lib at Zule nixt to cum : Alexander 
Jaksoun souerte for the samyn, and for the herzeld as beis agreit. 

Glenylay. 

Xxvj Julij anno 1553. 
Quhilk day componit with Wille M'Nychole, sone to James 
M'Nychole in Litill Fcrthir, to entyr him with his fader indur- 
ing his takkis, and eftir his faderis deces or rynnyng out of his 
takkis, the said Wille to haif the said tak and to pay the 
gressum, malis, cane fowlis, and vthir dewis . . . conforme 
to the last letter of tak that his fader has, and rentall : . . . 
Composition for his entres v nierkis, pait all in hand to Sir 
Johne Hammyll. 



252 rental of the monastery of 

Balgyrscho. 

Xvif January anno liij . 
Quhilk day componit with Johne Brostar for ane akyr and 
ane half of land in Balgyrsche . . . for . . . five zeris, 
to him self alanerlie : Entres to be at Witsunday in liiij zeris ; 
payand conforme to the rentale : . . . Composition x s , all 
pait in hand. 

Kyncbecht. 

Xof Marti/ anno liij. 
Quhilk day componit with James Buschart for ane quarter of 
Kiucrecht, quhilk Jhone Buschart, his fader, brukit afore, for 
ane lyfrent to him self, Crystyne Kele, his spous, and to ane are 
maill ; . . . payand thairfor zerelie conforme to the rental 1 
in all dewiteis : Composition iij xs lib , of the quhilk xl li,J pait in 
hand, and the rest at Witsonday in fourty four zeiris. 

Bog Myln m Caesgeange. 

Xxj May 1554. 
Quhilk day componit wyth Thomas Turnbull in the Cars, for 
ane common seile of the Bog my 11 that he and his fader brukit 
of befoir, for liferent to him self, his wyf, ane air maill : . . . 
Thair entres at Witsonday in liiij zeiris ; payand. zeirle conform 
to the rentell : . . . Composition iij xx yj lib xiij s iiij d , viz., xl lih 
in hand, and the remanent betwyxt this and the first fair. 

Glenylay. 

X.i r'" Jv/mii 1554 zeris. 
The quhilk day componit with Johnne M'NichoIl, oye to 

Johnne M'Nicoll in Litill Forthir, to entir him with his gud- 
schire induring Ins takkis, and eftir his . . . deces or 
rynning out of his takkis, the said Johnne to heff the tak, and 
to pay the girsowme, malis, kaynfowlis, and wthir dewiteis 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 253 

. . . conforuie to the rentaill : . . . Composition for his 
entres vj Ub nionie, pait to my lord in hand, iiij' lib ix s , with xxxj s , 
to be pait at the first fair. 

Kethik. 

Xxviij Junij 1554. 
The samyn day componit with Alexander Bernye, in name 
and behalf of Florence Barnye, his dochter, for ane common sele 
of xix zere tak of ane auchtane pairt of Kethik, quhilk sche 
brukis now instantlie, to hir self and to ane air maill gottin 
betnix hir and Thomas Anderson, sumtyme hir spous ; payand 
. . . conforme to the rentell : Composition xx lib xvj s viij d : 
. . . Providing all wais give we happin to tak ony pairt of 
the said town in our awin hand, that pairt to be laid be it self 
at the est syde nixt the place : Entres to be at Witsunday in 
liiij zeris. 

Glenylay. 

Xxiiij Octobris anno 1554. 
Quhilk day componit with Johne Scot and Eobe Cusne for 
ane akir of land in Glenylay, callit the Smedy croft, to be equale 
devidit betuix thame tway, for . . . this instant zere and 
to this sawing, and forder induring oure will, and to the entres 
of ane Lady preist ; thay paying . . . conforme to the ren- 
tell : Composition xxxiij 8 , pait in hand to my lord. 

Glenylay. 

Xxvj n Octobris anno quo supra. 
Quhilk day componit with Jame Gibbon, now takisman in 
ane quarter of Auchinleche, and Donald Burn, siclyk, now 
takisman of the half of Dalnacabok, for interchangeing and 
surrogatione of thame in vthiris rowmis, instantlie, and at the 
ische of thair takk to pay thair gressum : . . . Composition 
ilkane of thame ij merkis, inde iiij merkis, pait in hand to Colynne. 



254 rental of the monastery of 

Xethir Mweetottn. 

The x day of Noueniber 1554, componit with Dauid Jameson 
in Xethir Mwretoun for ane five zere tak to him self, Agnes 
Mertyne, his spous, for the tane half of Nethir Mwretoun, quhilk 
thei bruke now instantlie : Entres thairof to be at Witsunday 
in lv zeris; pay and . . . conforme to the rentall: Com- 
position x lib . . . . 

Westhorn. 

Seoetene Marcij anno 1554. 
Quhilk day componit with Henry Brown in the "Westhorn 
for ane v zere tak of the samyn, to him self and Mariory Scot, 
his spous : Entres at Witsunday 1555 ; payand 

. . . conforme to the rentell; . . . and sail vse the 
office of fowlair craft be him self or be his marrowis, he gettand 
for ilk wild guse iij s , and for ilk cran vj s viij d ; and give he falis 
hereintill, it being sunicientlie previn, or at he will nocht purge 
him self be his awin a'tht thairof, this said letter of tak to be of 
nane avale fra thyne furtht : Composition ten pundis. . . . 

Kirk of Bexnaty. 

The day of Junij in 1555 zeris. 
Quhilk day componit with James M'Brek for ane five zeir 
tak of the vicarag of Bennathy ; peyand all the dewiteis thairof, 
viz., fifty pundis, . . . togidder with procurage, synage, 
denis visitatione, with all and syndre dewiteis, vse and wont, 
to the abbay of Dunfermlyng, Dunk eld, vphald of the quire and 
ornamentis of the hie altar, the vicare pensionaris hale fe, and 
makand the place of Coupar fre of all chargis : His entres thairto 
at Beltane in lv zeris : Composition fourty crownis of the sone, 
. . . and sail lat the teind eggis, geis, and gryssis to ony at 
salhappin to be Stewart to the abbot for the tyme, the samyn 
price at Sir John Hammill, now Stewart, had and has thanie of 
Maister Alexander M'Brek, his fader. 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 255 

Eftir followis the compositions for assidatioun off Glenylay maid 
in August in fyfty five zeris, for five zeris tcik : Thair entres 
to be at Witsounday in Ivj zeris ; and for the geis and pidtre 
restand off the zeris precedent, except off the geis of the instant 
yeir off Iv zeris. 

Johnne Mnry, . . . Dalwany. . . . 



Williame M'Nicoll ... and his wyff . . . (Little 
Forthir), . . . lij s viii d . 
Johnne M'Nicoll, ... I s . 

Downy. 

Johnne M'Kenzetht . . . and his wyff for ane saxt pert, 
. . . XX s . 

Kobert Bobisoun for ane wthir saxt pairt, . . . xx s . 

James Smart . . . and his wyff . . . for ane thrid 
pairt, . . . xlvj s viij d . 

Johne Smart for ane saxt pairt, . . . xxx s x d . 

Johnne Findlay, as is eftir. 

Wester Innerarite. 

Johnne Michell. 

Mr Dauid Campbell. 

James Ogilwy. 

Ane auchtene pairt set to Donald Dow : . . . Composi- 
tion iij lib viij 3 iiij d . 

George Bobesoim and Johnne Eobisonn, his sone [same 
composition]. 

Ester Innerarite. 

Thome Olipheir for ane quarter thairoff, the miln, miln land, 
and land wnknawin, ... to him self, his wyff, and thair 
air maill : . . . Coiiiposition ix lib . 



256 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

Eiche Clerk for ane quarter, . . . lvj s viij d . 
Katherine Dog for ane wthir quarter, . . . lvj 8 viii d . 
Johnne M'Nichole, componit with Jhoue Hall, sone to James 
Hall, sumtyrne takkisman afor, vide xx° Marcii 1555. 

Dalnacabok. 

Williame Burue for the tane hauf, . . . xxx 9 . 
Jame Gibboun for the tothir haulf, . . . xli s . 

Ower Elrike. 

Findlay Patersone for the tane haulf, . . . xliij s iiij d . 

Thome Olipheir for ane quarter, xv 3 . 

Patre Duncaue for ane Avthir quarter, . . . xxv s viij d . 

Nethir Elryke. 

Johnne Smytht for . . . ane quarter, ... I s . 
Williame Burne for the tothir haulf, . . . xxxviij 8 iiij d . 

OWER AUCHLEICHE. 

Donald Burne for . . . ane quarter, . . . xlj 8 viij d . 
Wille Dog for ane wthir quarter, . . . xlj s viij d . 
Johnne Glene for ane auchtene pairt, . . . xx s . 
Jonet Burne for ane wthir auchtene pairt, . . . xx s . 
Donald Gibboun for ane quarter, . . . liij s iiij d . 

NETHIR AUCHLEICHE. 
( "omponit with Coline Campbell. 

Kyrkhillokkis. 

Johnne Baxter for . . . the haulf, . . . xix s ij' 1 . 
Jame Jame, alias Brusoun, for . . . the tothir haulf, 
. . . xnj s viij d . 



st marie of cupar. 257 

Cambok. 

Wat Gibsoun for . . . ane quarter, . . . xlvij 3 vj d . 
Jame Burne for ane auchtene pairt, . . . xxxviij s iiij d . 
Jolmne Baxter, zounger, for ane wtkir auchtene pairt, . . . 
xlj s viij d . 

Thome Alexander for ane wthir auchtene pairt, . . . xxx s . 
Johnne Tailzour for haulf ane auchtene pairt, . . . xiiij s ij d . 
Sancle Symond for ane haulf auchtene pairt, . . . xiiij s ij d . 
Robe Jame for his tak thair for v zeris, . . . xxvij 8 xj d . 

Bellite. 

Jolmne Ramsay for . . . ij oxin gang, . . . xxx s x d . 

James Eob . . . for . . . iiij oxin gang, . . . 
iijm>j s viij d . 

Johnne Spalding for vther iiij oxin gang, . . . iij lib j s viij d . 
Johnne Donald, siklike in omnibus, . . . iij lib j s viij d . 
Johnne Andro ... off ij oxin gang, . . . xxx s x d . 

Newtoun. 

i 

Sett off befoir to Dauid Ogiluy in lyfrent. 

Freucify. 

The tane haulf thairoff set in lyfrent to Dauid Ogiluy. 

Ane quarter thairoff sett to Robert Berroun, that the Lard off 
Drumkilbo brukit of befoir, for v zeir tak. 

Componit with Johnne Clerk and \Ville Clerk, his sone, 
. . . v lib ix s iiij d . 

The Miln off Freuchy. 
Set afore to Dauid Ogiluy for five zeir tak. 

Glenmerky. 
Riche Clerk for . . . ane quarter : . . . Composition 



XX s x d . 



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258 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

Johnne Clerk for ane vthir quarter, . . . xx s x d . 
Johnne Hall for ane vthir quarter, . . . xxv s x d . 
The ferd quarter set in lifrent to Dauid Ogiluy, his "wyff, and 
ane air maill ; payand . . . conforme to Eiche Clerk. 

PlTLOCintY. 

Duncane Eippett for . . . the quarter thairoff, . . . xlvj s ij d . 
Johnne Hendersone for . . . ane saxt pairt, . . . xxvj s x d . 
Jonet Clerk for wthir saxt pairt, comjjositio postea. 
Johnne Duncane and Johnne Alexander for ane thrid thairoff, 
. . . iiij lib . 

The Vard Land. 
Componit with the vicar. 

The Smytht Land. 
lfobert Cousne for ane zeir tak off the saniyn, . . . xv 8 . 

The Beewland be est the Burne. 
Johnne Spalding for v zeir tak thairoff, . . . xl s . 

Ckaignaite. 

Componit with Cristene Michell*. 

Nota. — It is tobe remeinbrit that the compositiones of the 
vnlawia of courtis, alswele of Justice courtis as vthiris, is in the 
rolment of the samyn, and in memoriall of ane roll in the hinder 
end of this buik in the rentale. 

Secundo Dcccmbris 1555. 
Quhilk day Willu Murray wes ackit in our court bukis for 
the sowni of xviij merkis in compositione of the xviij ,ib restand 
awand in I >un James jSTycholsonis compt, and the samyn to be 
pait within the space ofiij zeris nixt heiieftir. . . , 



st marie of cupar. 259 

Downy in Glenn ylay. 

Xiiij Decembris anno 1555. 
Quhilk day componit with Jhone Fyndlay in Downy : . . . 
Composition xx s , and for the rest of his geis and cane foulis 
xiij s iiij d . . . . 

Bellite. 

The samyn day componit with Johne Donald in Bellite for 
. . . him self and Jame Donald, his bruthir : . . . Com- 
position xl s . . . . 

The x day of Januar anno 1555. 
Quhilk day componit with Johne Donald, oye to vmquhile 
James Donald in Bellite, and sone to James Donald, zounger, 
for tuay sext pairtis of Bellite : . . . Composition foure 
pund, and for the rest of 4 pultrie restand iij s iiij d : . . . 
Provydand at Johne Hall, his moder bruthir, be tutour and 
gydyr of the barne and tak, and mak the seruice to the place 
quhill the said Johne be of eld. 

Glenylay. 

The quhilk day componit with Kobert and Johnne Ogilwyis, 
sonnis to Dauid Ogiluy and Margret Campbell, his spous, for 
the corne miln and milne landis of Freuchy, quhilk Johne Fyff, 
alias Eiclair, brukis and josis now : . . . Composition pait 
ellis be the said Dauid, his spous, quhene he gat takkis thairoff. 

Petlochry. 

Xx° Marcij anno 1555. 
Quhilk day componit with Jonet Clerk in Petloquhry for 
ane saxt pairt of the samyn : . . . Composition . . . 
xxviij 8 vj d . . . . 

[Cambok.] 

Quhilk day componit with Watte Spaldin in Cambok for 
. . . him self and Thomas Spaldin, his sone, for iij oxin gang : 



260 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

. . . Composition xviij s viij d gressum, and for bis pultre and 
geis restand xvj s ix d . . . . 

[Ester Ixneraryte.] 

The samyn day componit with Johne Hall, sone to vmquhile 
James Hall, for . . . ane quarter of Ester Inneraryte : 
Composition for his gressum iiij merkis, and vthir iiij merkis 
entres siluer, . . . and for the rest of cane geis and foulis 
. . . xxxiij s viij d . . . . 

[Downy.] 

Xxij Max] anno 1556. 
Quhilk day componit with Jhone Glen for ane sext pairt of 
Downy, quhilk Robert Robertsone brukit afoir, for ane four zeir 
tak to him self and Fyndlay Glen, his sone : . . . Composition 

XX s . . . . 

[OWAR AlTCHIXLEK.] 

The samyn day siclyk componit with Robert Eobertsoun for 
. . . ane audit pairt of Owar Auchinlek : . . . Com- 
position xiij s iiij d . . . . 

[Wester Innerarity.] 

Vj° Novembris 1556. 
Quhilk day componit with Johne Michell, officer in Glenylay, 
for . . . ane quarter and ane half quarter of Wester In- 
nerarity, . . . togidder with the officer land of Corneclocht, 
with priuilege of brewing : . . . Composition iiij Ub . . . . 

Viij" Novembris anno 1556. 

Quhilk day componit with Maister Dauid Campbell for ane 

five zeir tak to him and to Archibald, James, liobert, and Johne 

Campbellis, his sonis, of ane quarter and ane half quarter of 

Wester Innerarite : . . . Composition fourepundis. . . . 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 261 

Be it kend till all men be thir present letres, vs Donald, be 
the permissioun of God, abbot of Couper, to heff sett and. for 
male lattin, and be the tenonr heirof settis and for male lattis, 
to our louittis Johnne Mury, and to Mergret Brisauch, his 
spous, and to the langar levand off them twa, failzeing of the 
tane to the tothir, all and haill our toun and landis of Dalwany 
with the pertinentis, togiddir with thair forrestis and glennis of 
Glasworybeg and Glasworymoir on the vest syde, with all and 
sindry thair pertinentis quhatsumeuir pertening thairto, for all 
the dais and termes of five zeris nixt and immediatlie following 
thair entres theirto, quhilk entres began at the feist of \Yit- 
sounday in fiftie sax zeris : Payand thairfoir zeirlie to ws, our 
factouris and successouris, for the tane haulf of the said toun 
and landis of Dalwany with the pertiuentis, liij s iiij d money, at 
twa termes in the zeir, Witsounday, and Mertimes in wynter, 
be equall portionis, with four tayme geis and aucht pultre 
sufficient, casting, wynning, and leding to our place of viij lede 
of paittis, and that by wthir viij lede to be cassin, won, and lede 
be our awin cotteris ; and for the tothir haulf of the said toun, 
forestis, and glennis, the said Johnne and his spous sail tak in 
keping and sumcientlie pastur, symmir and wynter, saniony ky 
of eild as we plais deliuer thame, swa thai exceid nocht the 
nummer of fourty ky of eild, and sail nurrice in likwais all 
thair followaris quhill thai be of eild, and sail gif for euirilk 
kow thair beis fund new calt at Beltane or thaireftir, twa stane 
and ane haulf of cheis, with haulf ane stane of buttir zeirlie, 
and ane vele nureist calf to the birning of ilk milk kow, as said 
is : Atour, the said Johnne, and Mergret, his spous, sail pay 
zeirlie to ws and our successouris for Glasworybeg four pundis 
of girs male zeirlie, at Mertimes in winter, induring thair takkis ; 
and it sail nocht be lesum to thame nor thair cottaris to hald 
may gudis nor thair stent maid of befoir, symmir nor wynter, 
nor that thair awin nor thair cottaris gudis and scheip pastur 
nocht amangis our cattell, and that thai laubour our schippert 
land and furneis meit to our scheip in hay and foddir in cace 
thai mister to sustene the nummer of xiiij xx of scheip; reseruand 
the schippert land to our awin disposition; and in cace the 



262 RENTAL OF THE .MONASTERY OF 

schippert and thai cane nocht agre wpoun the furneissing, it to 
be at the sycht off ws, our stoir maistir, vicar of Glenylay, and 
wtheris as we pleis deput thairto, quhair thai may be best for- 
borne and markit be our self; and the said Johne and Mergret 
sail heff the fulze of the schippert land, togidder with the teind 
schaiffis of Dalwany and Mekle Forthir; payand thairfor 
zeirlie to ws or our fermourer wse and vont ; and for pleneissing 
of the tothir haulf of the saidis landis thai ressauit at thair 
entres sax oxin of eild. with twa zoung oxin of the first draucht ; 
and in cace thai be chergit ellis with the said oxin in thair 
comptis of cattell, thai to be dischergit thairof; als thai heff 
ressauit twa hors or meris, quhilkis ar prisit to thame, with 
xxiiij bollis aittis and vj bollis bere sawin on the ground, quhilk 
thai sail leif sawin in glide and sufficient ground, with the 
cattell, hors or meris affoir specifeit, at the sycht of our stoir 
maistirris, and honest vnsuspect nychtbouris, at the ische of 
thair takkis ; and sail warne ws to ressaue the sammyn in clew 
tyme ; and als thai sail big and rais the vallis of the hall with 
sufficient lychtis, sustenand the sammin, and siklike the chalmer, 
puttand ane stane gawill with ane chymnay in it, with wthir 
howasia and asiamentis, ganand for ws at our sycht and dewyse ; 
and sail nuryce and hef in reddines ane leiche of hundis for volf 
and fox, with hunting quhen we or our seruandis pleiss, with all 
wthir arrege and carrege, vsit and vont : In witnes of the quhilk 
to this present assedatioun, registrat in our buke of composi- 
tioun, subscriuit be ws and the said Johnne Mmy, in takin of 
his confessioun of the resset of the cornis, oxin, hors or meris, 
aboun writtin, our signet is affixit at Coupar, the xiiij day of 
Junij in lvij zeris. I), de CuPBO, Abbas. 

Johnne Muky, with my hand at the pen off the notar 

wnderwrittin. 
Ita est Joannes Eobisoun, notarius publicus ex speciali 

consensu dictj Joannis. 

The xoij of Nowmriberr 1557. 
Componit with Alexander Rettray, for the marriage of his 
sone, conforme to vmquhile Wat lie tray, his fadderis band: 
Composition j'' merk. . . . 



ST MAKIE OF CUPAR. 263 

LlTILL FOKTHIR. 

Componit with Jhone M'Nycholl for ane lyfrent to him self, 
Jonet Brisaucht, his spous, Jhone M'Nycholl, his oye, and to 
Jonet Anderson, his spous : Composition xx lib . . . . 

Componit with Wille M'Nycholl for him self, Jonet Hender- 
son, his spous, and ane air maill : Composition xv lib . . . . 

Downye. 

Componit with Johne Smart for ane sext pairt of Downye 
in lyfrent to him self, Isabell Androw, his spous, and to thair air 
maill : . . . Composition vj Ub . 

Componit with Johne M'Kenzetht for ane vthir saxt pairt to 
him self, Katryne Neyntawis, his spous, and to thair air male : 
. . . Composition vj Ub . 

Componit with Jonet Eogear, the relict of vmquhile Johne 
Fyndlay : . . . Composition vj lib . 

Componit with Jame Smart for tway sext pairtis to him self, 
Agnes Brisaucht. his spous, and to ane air male : . . . Com 
position xij lib . > 

Wester Innerarite. 

Componit with Maistir Dauid Campbell for him self, Archi- 
bald, James, Bobert, and Jolme Campbellis, his sonis of law, 
. . . for ane quarter and half ane quarter: . . . Com- 
position l lib . 

Componit with Downy Dow for him self, Katerine M'Nycholl, 
his spous, and to ane air male : Composition viij lib . . . . 

Componit with George Kobisone for him self, Cristen Clerk, 
his spous, and to ane thair air male : Composition siclyk as 
Downy Dow in omnibus. 

Componit with Johne Mychell, . . . Cristen Hall, his 
spous, and to ane air maill : . . . Composition xxiiij lib . 

Ester Innerarite. 
Componit with Thome Olyuer for ane quarter with the miln 



26-i RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

and miln land to his self, Margret Bettray, his spous, and to ane 
air male : . . . Composition lij lib x 8 . 

Componit with Colyne Campbell, be signatioim of Eiche 
Clerk, . . . Isabell Eicheson, his spous, and to ane thair 
air male : Composition gratis. 

Componit with Katrene Dog, Williame Clerk, hir sone, and 
his wyf, and ane thair air male : Composition xxj lib vj s viij d . 

Componit with Audro Hall for ane quarter to him self, Jouet 
Pegat, his spous, and to Johne Hall, the said Androis biuthir 
sone, in lyfrent, and that be resignatioun of the said Johne Hall, 
quhais fader had the samyn : Composition xvj lib , and of entres 
siluer iij Ub . 

Dalnacabok. 

Componit with Wille Burn, . . . and Wille Burn, his 
sone, and his airis male, for the tane half in lyfrent : Composi- 
tion xij lib . 

Componit with Jame Gibbon for the tothir half siclyk to Mm 
self, Jhone Gibbon, his sone, and to his airis male : Composition 
xj bb . 

OWAK ELRIK. 

Componit with Pate Duncane for ane auchtane pairt to him 
self, Margret Downy, his spous, and to ane thair air maill : 
. . . Composition iiij lib x s . 

Componit with Johne Smytht for ane quarter, . . . Isa- 
bell Cathrow, his spous, and to thair air male : . . . Com- 
position ix lib . 

Componit with Wille Burn for ane quarter to him self, 
Agnes Clerk, his spous, and to thair air male: Composition ix ab . 

Componit with Fyndlay Patersone for ane quarter thairof to 
him self, Jonet Thomas, his spous, and to ane thair air male: 
Composition ix lib . 

OWAB AUCHLECHE. 

Componit with Donald Burn tor ane quarter ... to 



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him self, Jonet Bobisone, his spous, and to . . . air maill : 
. . . Composition viij lib . 

Componit with Wille Dog for ane vthir quarter ... to 
him self, Margret M'Nycholl, his spous, and ane thair air male : 
Composition viij lib . 

Componit with Donald Gibbon for ane vthir quarter to him 
self, Jonet Baxter, his spous, and to thair air male : Composition 
viij lib . 

Componit with Eobert Eobesone for ane auchtane pairt . . . 
to him self, Jonet Duncane, his spous, and to ane thair air male : 
Composition iiij hb . 

Componit with Jonat Burn for ane vthir audit- me pairt to Mr 
self, Jamis Ogiluy, hir sone, and to . . . his airis male : . . . 
Composition iiij lib . 

Nethir Auchleche. 

Componit with Eiche Clerk for all Nethir Auchleche . . . 

to him self, Margret M'Kenzetht, his spous, and to ane thair air 

male : . . . Composition xvj lib . 

t 

KlltKHILLOKIS. 

Componit with Johne Baxter for the half ... to him 
self, Marget Maknycholl, his spous, and to ane thair air male : 
. . . Composition viij lib . 

Componit with Jame Brisoun for the tothir half to him self, 
Jonet M'Nycholl, his spous, and to ane thair air maill : . . . 
Composition v lib vj s viij d . 

Cambok. 

Componit with Watte Gibsone for vj oxin gang : . . . 
Composition xj lib iiij s . 

Componit with Johne Baxter for ane auchtane pairt : . . . 
Composition xij lib . 

Componit with Thome Alexander for ane vthir auchtane 
pairt : . . . Composition vij lib x s . 



266 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

Cornponit with Jaine Burn for ane vthir auchtane pairt : 
. . . Composition vij lib x s . 

Cornponit with Dauid Alexander ... for iij oxin gang : 
. . . Composition . . . x lib . 

Cornponit with Watte Spalding for vthir iij oxin gang : . . . 
Composition v lib xij s vj d . 

Cornponit with Johne Tailzeour for vthir ij oxin gang : . . . 
Composition iij Ub xv 8 . 

Cornponit with Sande Symon for vthir ij oxin gang : . . . 
Composition iij lib xv\ 

Bellite. 

Cornponit with Jame Eob for ane saxt pairt : . . . Com- 
position xij lib . 

Cornponit with Joime Spalding for ane vthir saxt pairt : 
. . . Composition xij lib . 

Cornponit with Johne Ramsay for half ane saxt pairt : . . . 
Composition vj lib . 

Cornponit with Johne Hall for tway saxt pairtis: . . . 
Composition for entres, siluer, and gressum, xxxij lib . 

Cornponit with Johne Androw, zongar, . . . for ij oxin 
gang : . . . Composition vj lib . 

Newton. 

Set ane quarter of Glenmerky, with the half of Frewquhy, 
set afore to Dauid Ogiluy in lyfrent. 

Frewquhy. 

Cornponit with Kobe Baroun for ane quarter : . . . Com- 
position xv lib . 

Cornponit with Johne Clerk for vthir quarter : . . . Com- 
position xx lib . 

Gleneeky. 

Cornponit with Kiche Clerk for ane quarter : . . . Com- 
position x lib . 



ST MARIE OF CUPAE. 267 

Componit with Johne Hall for ane vtliir quarter : . . . 
Composition vj lib . 

Componit with Johne Gibbon for ane vthir quarter : . . . 
Composition vj lib . 

The Miln of Frewquhy. 

Componit with Dauici Ogiluy in lyfrent : • . . . Composi- 
tion xxxviij lib viij s . 

Petlochry. 

Componit with Duncane Eippat for ane thrid : . . . Com- 
position ix lib xij s . 

Compouit with Johne Henderson for ane saxt pair! : 
. . . Composition iiij !ib xvj s . 

Componit with Johne Alexander for ane vthir saxt pain : 
. . . Composition iiij lib xvj s . 

Componit with Jhone Duncane for ane saxt pairt: . . . 
Composition iij lib xvj s . 

Componit with Jonet Clerk, Jhone Bris, hir sone, and Agnes 
Ramsay, his spous, for ane vthir saxt pairt : Composition iiij hb 
xvj 8 . 

The Ward Land, with the Brevj Land one the west sydc, pertcnis to 

the vicar c. 

The Brew Land. 

Componit with Johne Spalding for the Brew Land one the 
est syde of the burn : . . . Composition xij lib . 

Glenbrauchty. 

At Coupar, the xij day of Aprile in the zere of God j m v c lviij 
zeris, it is apointit and finalie aggreit betuix ane venerable fader 
in God, Donald, abbot of Cowpar, one that ane pairt, and Johne 
M'Allane in Dalvany one that vtliir pairt, in maner as eftir 
followis ; that is to say, the said Johne sail haif the keping and 



268 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

fosterschip of Glenbrauchty, for the quhilk he sail pay zerelie 
to the said abbot the sowm of ten puudis ; and give the said 
Johne gettis ony may oxin abune v xx , quhilk he is astrickit to 
hald for the payment of the said x Ub , the said abbot to haif the 
tane half and he the tothir half of the profeit of the superplus 
of oxin that ar abune the said v** to the said Johne : Providing 
that the said Johne vpoun his lawte sail ressaif na catell, bot he 
sail mak compt to my lord, and sail thole na catell of Glensche 
nor Strathardili to cum tkair, nor zit na vthiris, at the vtirmoist 
of his powar ; and give the said Johne makis gude payment to 
the said abbot, and beis ane gude, trew, faythtfull seruand to 
him, and to thame at he has the said catell in keping of, he sail 
haif ane bountetht at the sycht of Dauid Ogiluy and Johne 
Mwrie : And attour Johne Mwrie sail ressaif at Beltane nixt 
to cum my lordis scheip fra the said Johne M'AHane, with als- 
niony may as my lord pies to put to him, and sail do his det of 
hyrdin and keping of thame to the said abbottis profeit, and 
sail ressaif his tway acris of land agane at Witsunday nixt to 
cum for the sam caus ; and the said Johne Mwrie sail ere 
M'Allanis land, and sail ere Donald Eobertsonis land for this 
instant crope, safar as is vnerit : In witnes of the quhilk, we 
the said abbot has subscriuit the pairt remanent with the said 
Johne Makallane, and the said Johne has subscriuit the pairt 
remanent with the said abbot, with his hand at the pen led be 
Den Peter Trent, monk of Coupar, day, zero, and place abune 
writtin, before thir witnes, Colyne Campbell, Johne Campbell 
of the Bait, Dauid Ogiluy, and Alexander Baxter, with vthiris 
diuers ; and this to indure for the space of ix zeris, conforme to 
his lettir of tak. 

John M'Allaxe, with my hand at the pen led be me, 

Den Peter Trent, monk in Coupar, befor the witnes 

forsaid. 

Xviij Maij anno, etc, Iviij . 
The quhilk day componit with Johnne Fallow, now in Crunan, 
for ane quarter of the est syde of Balbrogy, and ane auchtene pairt 
off the west syde thairoff: . . . Composition viij xx lil '. . . . 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 269 

Xxiiij Maij anno 1558. 

Quhilk day componit with Wille Hay for his takis : . . . 
Composition xl lib . . . . 

The samyn day componit with Johne Bell for his takis in 
Causayend : . . . Composition 1 pund. 

X° Mai} 1558. 
The samyn day componit with Dauid Ogilny for ane charter 
of few of the Newton of Bellite, ane quarter of Glenmerky, the 
tane half of Frewquhy, the myln and myln landis of the samyn, 
. . . and ane othir charter of ij takis of Balbrogy : . . . 
Composition iij c xl merkis. . . . 

Vltimo Maij 1558. 

Quhilk day componit with Robert Alexander for ane few to 
him of his takkis : . . . Composition xl lib . 

Componit with Robert Montgomorry for . . . ane 
quarter of Balbrogy : . . . Composition ane hundretht 
pund. . . . 

i 

The xviij day of Junij 1558. 
Quhilk day componit with Wille Hetoun in Balbrogy for 
renewing of his common sele fra xix zeris tak to ane lyfrent : 
. . . Composition xxyj lib vj s viij d . . . . 

Julij anno 1558. 

The secund day of Julij in lviij zeris, componit with Fyndlay 
Alexander in Kethik : . . . Composition xx lib . . . . 

Componit with Dauid Jamesone in the Mwretoun : . . . 
Composition xxviij llb . . . . 

The xj day of Maij 1558. 
Quhilk day componit with Andro Bryde in Kethik : . . . 
Composition xxv lib , . . . and xlix s vj d for the iij zeris 
bygane that his fader and he brukit without takkis. . . . 



270 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

Xxiij Maij 1558. 
Quhilk day componit with Wille Turnbnll in Kethik : . . . 
Composition gratis for his seruice done and to be done. 

Vester Perse. 

Xviij day of Junij 1559, componit with Allister Eattray: 
. . . Composition j° ''''. 

Middill Drymme. 

The samyn day componit with Thomas Turnbull : . , . 
Composition j c vj lib xiij s iiij (i . 

Bogmiln. 

Xix Junij 1559, componit with Thomas Turnbnll : . . 

Composition j c xxvj Ub xiij s iiij d . 

Ledcassy. 

The said day componit with Johne Pery : . . . Composi- 
tion j clib . . . . 

Kemphill. 

The samyn day componit with James Turnbull : 
Composition fourty lib . . . . 

Cowbyre. 

Xx Junij. 
The quhilk day Johne Boid componit : . . . Composition 
ane hundretht lib . . . . 

Grange [of] Abyrbothre. 

Xxx . . . Jnlij 1559. 
Quhilk day componit with John Pegot in name ami behalf of 

Watte Sym, his gude sone : . . . Composition vj xx Ub . . . . 



ST MARIE OF CUPAR. 271 

Vij August//' anno 1559. 
Quhilk day componit with Alexander Jaksone in the Watir 
Buttis for . . . Watir Buttis, . . . ij akir of Brewland, 
ane vthir of west quarter of the Cars grang, . . . and ane 
vthir few of the half Newbiggyn: . . . Composition vij c 
rnerkis. . . . 

Xiiij Augusti [1559]. 

Quhilk clay componit with James Hering ... in name 
and behalf of James Hering, sone to vmquhile Patrik Hering, 
his bruthir, for . . . iij quarteris of Arthirstane : . . . 
Composition iiij c rnerkis. . . . 

The samyn day componit with Johne Campbell of Mwrthle 
. . . of the half landis of the Newbiggyne ... in the 
Cars grange : . . . Composition iij c iij xx lib . . . . 

Abirbothre. 

The v day of S&ptembris 1559. 
The samyn day componit with Symon Donald in the Grange 
of Abirbothre for ane auchtane pairt of the said Grange : . . 
Composition iiij xx Ub . . . . 

Balbrogy. 

The ocxj day of September 1559. 
Quhilk day componit with Jonet Alysone, relict of Bob Jak : 
. . . Composition j c vj lib xiij s iiij d . . . . 

Balmyle. 

The xv day of ISTonembris 1559 zeris, componit with Andro 
Stiblis . . . for ane sext pairt of Balmyle : . . . Com- 
positioun xlviij lib . . . . 

^Glenylay. 

The viij day of Marche 1559. 
Quhilk day componit with Jhone Donaldson for licence to 



272 RENTAL OF THE MONASTERY OF 

mary Agnes Bresaucht, and for . . . tway saxt pairtis of 
Downy : . . . Composition xx Ub . . . 



COWPARGRANGE. 

The day of Aprile in 1560 zcris. 

Quhilk day componit witli Watte Hill : . . . Composi- 
tion j c merkis. . . . 

The xxv day of Aprile 1560 zeris, quhilk day componit with 
Johne Cragow for . . . the landis of Owar Canipsy, callit the 
Wolfhill, . . . togidder with five acris of land . . . lyand 
vpoun the Baitsehelehill : . . . Composition ij c viij Ub . . . . 

Componit with James M'Brek for . . . Campsy : . . . 
Composition j c lib . . . . 

Xxvij Maij 1560, componit with the said James for ane 
charter of few : . . . Composition thairof xiij xx lib . . . . 

Xono Julij 1560. 
The quhilk day componit with James Jaksone for the four 
akir of land, quhilk he brukis now instantlie, and for the 
orcheart : . . . Composition tene lib. . . . 



Primo Augustj 1560. 

The quhilk day componit with James Galloway : . . . 
Composition x lib . . . , 

The samyn day componit with Androw Powry : 
Composition 1 merkis. . . . 

The samyn day componit with Alexander Jakson for a few of 
ij acris of land, quhilk Sir Williame Law brukis, . . . vpoun 
the northt syde of the poll : . . . Composition xx merkis. 



Tertio Augusti 1560. 
Quhilk day componit with William Lawson, . . . x lib . 
Tertio Septembris 1560, componit with Johne Pilmour . . 
for . . . land ... in the Baitschele, . . . xx 1 ' 1 '. 



ST MARIE OF CUPAK. 273 

The xxix day of Nouember 1560, quhilk day componit with 
Henry Brown and Mariory Scott, his spous, ... for Vest- 
horne : . . . Composition j c lib . 



Decimo Nouembris 1560. 

The quhilk day componit with Johne Spalding, sone and air 
apperand to James Spalding, for the few of the tane half of the 
grainge of Erlie : . . . Composition j c merkis. 

Eo. die componit with George Spalding for . . . the tothir 
half : . . . Composition j c merkis. 

Quhilk day componit with Donald Eollok for ane charter off 
few off ane awcht pairt and ane twa pairt of ane awcht pairt of 
the grange off Abirbothry : . . . Composition v c xxx merkis. 



Duodecimo Nouemhris 1560. 

Quhilk day componit with Eobert Turnbull in Denhede 
"Wester : . . . Composition ij c iij xx vj Ub xv 8 . 

The xvj day of Januair 1561, componit with Jhone Jacson, 
son to Thome Jacson of the Mwrehowsis, for ressawing of resig- 
natioun of Jhone Campbellis of Londy : . . . Compositioun 
fywe lib. 

Item, componit with Eobert Montgomery, in Maister Dauid 
Lyndsayis name, tor ane charter of few of the half of Lytill 
Pertht : . . . Composition ij c lib . 

The xvij day of March in 1561 zeris, componit with Wille 
Eussall for . . . the half Walk Miln of Batschele : . . . 
Composition . . . five pund. 

The samyn day componit with Stevin Porter for the tothir 
half, . . . siclyk in omnibus. 

The xiij day of May 1562, componit with Agnes Fleming, 
relict of vmquhile Androw Burt, and Williame Burt, hir sone, 
for ane charter of few ... for ane thrid of the Cowbyre : 
Composition j c hb . 



APPENDIX. 



THE CHAMBERLAIN'S ACCOUNT OF THE THIRDS 
OF THE ABBEY OF CUPAR IN 1563. 1 

Alexander Wischattis compt of the abbay of Coupar, of the 
zeir of God j m v c lxiij. 

The Compt of Cupar of Sextie thre Zeris. 

Coupar, anno lxiij. 
The compt of Alexander Wischert of Carnbeg, chalmerlane 
of the Quenis graice thrid of rnonkis, Cupar, and kepar 
of the plaice of the sammyne, resauit and intromettit 
with be him, and giffin wp and maid to Sir Johne 
Wischert of Petterro, knycht comptrollar of the crope, 
of the zeir of God j m v c sextie thre zeris. 

Siluer. — Item, In primis — The comptar chargis him self with 
the thrid of the money of the said abay conforme to the parti- 
cular rentaill resauit, extending to iij c xlvij lib x 8 3 d . 

As is contenit in ane rentale gevin in be the erle of Argile, 
subscriuit with his hand ; as also the charge of victuale, as eftir 
followis. 

Quheit. — Also the comptar chargis him self with the thrid of 
the quheit of the said abay, extending to ij c ix b8 ij fs iijp 08 -Jp c . 

1 The original of this account, preserved in the Register House, is distinct 
from the manuscript volumes relating to the Abhey of Cupar. 



APPENDIX. 275 



Defasance. 



Item, In jprimis — The comptar defases him self with ij c vij bs 
deliuerit to the quenis graice maister baxteris, in the monetht 
of Julij, the zeir of God j m v c sextie fowr zeris, as my Lord 
comptrollaris precept, and the said maister baxteris acquittance 
producit apon compt beris, extending to ij c vij bs . (Respondebunt 
pistores Carries et Darroch.) 

And with mair giffm to Eobert Portar at the command of my 
lord comptrollaris precept for the thrid pairt of ane monkis 
portioun of quheit, conforme to his awld infeftment, as the said 
precept and Eobert Portaris acquittance producit apon compt 
beris, extending to j boll. 

And with mair for the inlaik of the gyrnel, ane half boll of 
the chalder of the hail charge befoir writtin, quhilk extendis to 

■ibs iiiPC lpt pc 

Sum of this defesance of quheit — ij c viij bs iij pcB ^p* p CB , and 
swa restis ij fs sauld. 

Beir. — Item, the comptar chargis him self with the thrid of i 
the beir of the said abay, extending in the zeir comptit to 
xviij c vij bs j f iij pcs |p c . 

Defasance. 

Item, the comptar defases him self with x bs ij pairt pect beir 
restand in the hardis of Colyne Campbil for Balmyll, of the 
zeir comptit for non pament, of the quhilkis he is ordouiiy 
denuncit rebel and put to the horn, extending to x ba ij pt pc . 

And with iij bs restand be Johne Syme in ZSTethir Mwirtoun, 
and with viij bs thrid pairt boll beir restand be Donald Eollak in 
the graing of Abirbothre, and with ij bs iij fs in the handis of 
Johne Culros in Cardenan, and with iij bB restand be Dauid 
Michelsoun in Brydeistoun, and iij bs restand be Mcol Symsoun 
thair, and iij bs restand be Sir Johne Smytht, vicar of Arlie, for 
Drumdarnen, j pc -| pt pc restand be Thome Patsoun, cottar in Baky, 
and iiij bs restand be Mathow Hill in iSTewtoun, and iiij bs restand 
be Berty Brwn thair, extending in the hail to j c xv bs ij pcs ij pt pc , for 



276 APPENDIX. 

nonpament of the quhilkis the personis aboun writtin ar ordourly 
denuncit rebellis and put to the horn — j c xv bs ij pcs £ pt pc . 
Sum of the defesance of the restis, ij c ix bs iij pcs i pt pc . 

And sua restis, xv c xiiij bs j f beir. 

Als the comptar dischargis him self with v bs thrid pairt boll 
beir deliuerit to Kobert Portar, keper of the zeit of Cupar, at 
command of my lord comptrollaris precept for the thrid of ane 
monkis portioun of beir, conforme to his infeftment, and de- 
liuerit with the met of Cupar as the said precept, and Eobert 
Portaris acquittance producit apon compt beris, v bs thrid pairt boll. 
Summa of this defasance of beir extendis to (sic). 

Swa restis onclefased of beir, quhilk wes resauit in gyrnel, 
xv c viij b8 iij fa ij pc i pt pc . 

And als the comptar dischargis him self of iij pcs of ilk boll 
resauit within the gyrnel, conforme to the charge and ordinance 
maid thairon ; that is to say, for the deference of the met ij pcs of 
ilk boll, and for the makin of the stuff sufficient for the mercat 
j pc of ilk boll, extending in the hail for the forsaid rest of beir, 
ij c vij bs j fs | pt pc beir. 

Swa restis ondefased as zit, xiij c j bs ij fs ij pc | pt pc . 

Of the quhilk rest the comptar dischargis him with the inlaik 
of the gyrnel, extending to vj bs j fs j pc | pt pc . 

And swa restis of beir ondefased, xij c xj bs j fs j pcs rynmet. 

Extending to of chereteit stuff to xj c xv bs j f8 ij pcs . 

Becaus we fynd the comptis of threscoir fyve and lxvi allowit 
the samyn. 

Sauld at my lord comptrollaris command at xvj 8 viij d the boll, 
and extendis in money to j c lix lib ix s vij d . Et sic eque {Responde- 
nt computans). 

Meill. — Item, the comptar chargis him self with the thrid of 
the meil of the said abay, extending in the zeir comptit to xxj c 
xiij bs iij fs j pc £ pc . 

Defasance. 

Horneris. — Item, the comptar dischargis him with v bs iij fs 
meil restand be Johne Culros in Cardenen, v bs restand be Sir 



APPENDIX. 277 

Johne Smytht, vicar of Arlie, for Drumdame, j f restand be 
Thome Moncur, cottar in Baky, ij pcs | pfc pc restand be Thomas 
Patsoun thair, viij bs restand be Mathew Hill in Newtoun, viij ba 
restand be Berty Brwn thair, iij c restand be my Lord Ogyluie for 
the manis of Arlie, extending in the hail to iiij c xj bs ij pcs ij pt pc , for 
the quhilkis the personis befoir writtin ar ordourly denuncit 
rebellis and put to the horn, extending to iiij c xj bs ij pcs ijp* p c . 
Sum of this defasance of rest patet. 

And swa restis, xvij c ij bs j fs ij pcs 2 pt pc . 

And with ane boll meil giffin to Eobert Portar at the com- 
mand of my lord comptrollaris precept for the thrid pairt of ane 
monkis portioun of meil, conforme to his infeftment, and met 
and deliuerit with the met of Cupar, as the said precept and 
Eobert Portaris acquittance producit apon compt beris, j boll. 
Summa of this defasance patet. 

Swa restis vndefased, xvij c j bs j fs ij pcs 2 pt pc . 

Off the quhilk rest the comptar defases him self with iij bs of 
euere chalder, conforme to my lord comptrollaris charge and 
ordinance maid thairon ; that is to say, ij pcs of euere boll giffin 
doun to the tenentis for the deference of the mettis, and j pc for 
the niakin of the stuff sufficient for the mercat, extending to 
ii c xi bs ii pcs 2 pt pc . 

And swa restis, xiiij c vj bs j fs . 

And for the inlaik of the gyrnel ane half boll of ilk chalder of 
extending to vj bs j fs . 

Swa restis of rynmet, xiiij c . 

And with lxiij bs ij pc iij quarteris pc for the cherete of fourtene 
chalder sauld in the cuntray, quhilk extendis to 
Summa of this defasance, extendis to 

Swa restis vndefased as zit quhilk is sauld be the comptar, 
xiij c ij bs iij fs j pc quarter pc . 

At xiij 8 iiij d the boll of rynmet, extending in chereteit stuff to 
— and mwntis in money to j c xl lib xj 8 obl °. (Respondebit computans.) 

Led Aittis. 

Item, the comptar chargis him self with the thrid of the hors 
corn of the said abay, extending to ix c v bs ij pcB . 



278 APPENDIX. 



Defasance be Horneris. 



Item, the comptar dischargis liim self with ij bs ij fs ijp cs restand 
be Colyne Campbel of Crwnan, and with iiij bs restand be Donald 
Eollak of Polcak, and iij b8 restand be Johne Syme in Nethir 
Mwirtoun, iij bs iij fs restand be Donald Eollak for the grainge of 
Abirbothre, v fs j pc | pt p c restand be Johne Campbell in Owir 
Mwirtoun, xij bB restand be my Lady Crawfurd for Clintla and 
Auchindory, ij b8 restand be Patrik Lyoun for Kyncreicht, ij bs 
restand be Anne Eamsay thair, ij bs restand be Johne Michelsoun 
thair, for non pament of the quhilkis the personis befoir speci- 
feit ar ordourly denuncit rebellis and put to the horn, extend- 
ing in the hail to ij c ij fs iip* -| pt pc . 

Sum of the restis, vij c iiij bs j fs ij pcs ij pairt pc . 

Als the comptar dischargis him self with ij c yj bs deliuerit to 
Johne Holifant, maister awiry to the quenis grace, at my lord 
comptrollaris command in the monetht of Nouember j m v c sextie 
four zeris, as the said Johne Holiphantis tekat producit apoun 
compt beris, extending to ij c vj bs . {Respondebit Oliphant.) 

And with v fs giffin to Dimrigo, Franicke man, for furnesing of 
the quenis grace mwlatis as his tekat of resait producit apon 
compt beris, v fs . 

Summa of this defasance ij c vij bs j f . 

Swa restis ondefased, iiij c xiii bs ij pc 2 pt pcs . 

Off the quhilk rest the comptar awcht to be defased of ij f8 for 
ilk chalder of the said rest for inlaik of the gyrnelis be ressoun 
it wes resauit thairin, extending to ij bs j f j pc 2 pt pc . 

Swa restis apon the comptar ondefased, iiij c iij f8 jp . 

Sauld be him at the command of my lord comptrollar at v B 
the boll, extending to xviij lib xiiij 8 f d . (Rcsiiondcbit computans.) 
Summa of the hail charge of siluer and victualis conuerted 
in siluer, extendis to yj c lxvj ,ib iiij 8 viij d f tl . 

Nota. — The hail hay of the said abay wes intromettit with and 
disponit be my Lord of Argyll and his seruandis, the zeir comptit. 

The Comptaris Discharge of the Charge befoir vrittin. 
Item, In primis — The comptar dischargis him self with v lib 



APPENDIX. 279 

vjs viij d giffin to Eobert Portar at the command of my lord 
comptrollaris precept, for the thrid of ane monkis portioun of 
siluer, conforme to his infeftment as the said precept and 
Eobert Portaris acquittance producit apon compt beris, extend- 
ing to v lib vj 8 viij d . 

Als the comptar dischargis him self with j c iij xx Ub deliuerit to 
Master Allane Stewart, furriour of the quenis grace gaird, in 
pairt of pament of the quarter waige of the monethis of October, 
Nouember, and December in anno sextie thre zeris, at the com- 
mand of my lord comptrollaris precept and Maister Allanis 
acquittance producit apon compt beris, extending to j° iij -xx lib . 
(Respondent Rotidator.) 

And with mair xx Ub giffin in the name of the comptar, be 
George Ogilwy in Banff, to Alexander Arbuthnocht, seruand to 
my lord comptrollar, at command of the said comptrollaris pre- 
cept, as the said precept and Alexander Arbuthnochtis acquit- 
tance producit apon compt beris, extending to xx lib . (Respon- 
dent Rotulator.) 

And with mair iij xx iiij ,ib deliuerit, in the name of the comptar, 
to Alexander Arbuthnocht be Thome Cullaice, and xyj lib be 
Alexander Chalmer, in name of the comptar, at command of my 
lord comptrollaris precept, as the said precept and Alexander 
Arbuthnochtis acquittance producit apon compt beris, iiij xxlib 
(Respondebit Rotulator) 

And with x Ub giffin be my seruand, Alexander Chalmer, to 
Alexander Durame, argentar, as his vritt direckit thairwpoun, 
for ane acquittance and varrand thairof producit apon compt 
beris, x lib (Rotulator) 

And with vi:j lib vj s giffin to Vilzeam Merschel, pursafant, at 
my lord comptrollaris command, for executionis of lettres and 
chargis past apon the thrid of the abay of Cupar, as the indorsa- 
tionis maid apon the said lettres will testifie and declair, viij lib vj 8 . 

The quhilkis lettres and indorsationis ar ellis deliuerit be the 
comptar to Eobert Eait, pursafant, at the command of my lord 
comptrollar that now is, and lettres of charge past thairwpon, 
as the said Eobertis tekat will testifie apon the resait thairof. 

And with vj 8 for biggyne wp of twa laicht durris, and the 



280 APPENDIX. 

vmest dur of the stepill of Cupar for keping of the tynimer of 
the kirk and stepill, and v s for gathering of the hail sklatis to- 
gydder within the bundis of the clostir for suir keping of thame, 
and iij 8 for mending of ane bak stair of the abatis chalmer, and 
for nalis to it, and if vj d for ane grit irn sloit to the abbatis 
chalmer dwr, and iij 8 for makin of ane ledder to mend the gyr- 
nellis, and lvj 8 for xiiij bs lyme to mend the gyrnelis, with price 
of the boll iiij s , and vij s giffm for cariage of the said lyme furtht 
of Dunde, and yj s for leding of sand to the lyme, and iij Ub ix 8 
viij d giffin to the sklatir for his warkmanisschip of the hail 
gyrnelis, and ij 8 giffin to the officiar to pas to Dunde for resauing 
of the said lyme as wis wes of befoir, and iiij lib xij d giffin for 
xxvij futtis of glas maid wark, and xl 8 giffin to the glassinvrycht 
for mending of the hail windokis of the abbatis chalmeris quhilk 
wer all brokin, and xij s for ane stane of irn to be glasbandis, 
and v 8 for making of thame, and for mending of the loftis of the 
gyrnelis and for nalis to it viij 8 , and v s giffin for ane grit lok to 
the gyrnell, and iij 8 giffin for ane lok and ane key to the new 
inner zeit besyd my lordis chalmeris, and ij s vj d giffin for ane 
grit irn sloit to the owir chalmer dur aboun the abbatis chalmer, 
and viij d for mending of the stabill dur lok, and xxx s for repara- 
tioun of the queinis stabillis with hekkis, mengeris, and all 
vthir necessaris, quhilk expensis forsaid wes maid at the comp- 
trollaris command, be his vritt lik as the inuentour giffin be 
Johne Bannerman and Sir Johne Hammyll, subscriuit with 
thair handis at the resait of the plaice, will testifie, quhilk 
expensis forsaid extendis to xvij lib vij s iiij d . 

And with iiij lib giffin to Jaksoun officiar, according to the 
awld wis for serwing throucht the lordschip, lik as his acquit- 
tance producit apon compt beris, iiij Ub . 

And with iij XIlib for the comptaris fee and expensis for his 
trawel and lawbouris in the gathering in of the hail dewteis 
and sowmis befoir specefeit, quhairof the comptar awcht to be 
defased, extending to iij xx lib . 

And with xl Ub for ane seruandis expensis and fee of the hail 
zeir comptit for the keping of the plaice of Cupar, vating apon 
the medowis and vynning of the hay at the queinis grace com- 



APPENDIX. 281 

mand, and resauing in of the victualis, extending in the zeir 
comptit to xl Hb . 

And with iij** vj lib xiij 8 iiij d deliuerit to Johne Knox, at the 
command of my lord comptrollaris precept, as the said precept 
and Johne Knox acquittance producit apon compt beris, iij xx 
vj Ub xiij s iiij d . (Rcspondebit Rotulator.) 

And with xl Ub deliuerit to Eobert Farsail, virlot of the queinis 
grace chalmer, for the pament of his fee of the Mertymes terme 
in anno sextie thre zeris, as the comptrollaris precept and the 
said Kobertis acquittance producit apon compt beris, xl llb . (Re- 
spondent Rotulator) 

And with j c xxiiij lib x s viij d for the queinis maif j steis expensis 
in passage throucht Athoil from the huntis to Inuernes, as the 
particularis subscriuit be Alexander Durame beris, extending to 
j c xxiiij lib x s viij d . (Respondent Durhame et Rotulator?) 

And with xij s giffin for caraige of xxxviij bollis hors corn 
furtht of Cupar to Sanct Johnstoun, quhilk wer deliuerit to 
Johne Holiphant, maister awery to the queinis grace, extending 
to xij.* 

Nota. — Of the corne abone chargit deliuerit to the said Johne 
as said is. 

HoKNERis. — And with xl 8 restand be Thomas Ogylwy of 
Inchok, alias Bogsyid, for the said zeris malis of Bogsyde, and 
xviij ub vj s viij d restand be my Lady Oawfurd for the malis of 
Clintla and Awchindory of the zeir comptit, and v Ub vj s viij d 
restand be Patrik Lyoun for the malis of Kyncreicht of the zeir 
comptit, for non pament of the quhilkis the saidis personis ar 
ordourly denuncit rebellis and put to the horn, extending in the 
hail to xxv Ub xiij 8 iiij d . 

Summa of this discharge, yj c lxij lib ix s iiij d , et sic. Restant, 

ijjlib XV 8 jjjjd 3d 

Tenet. J. Cls. Kegistri. 1 

1 Sir James Makgill of Eankeillor. 



282 APPENDIX. 



II. 

[From originals in the General Register House] 

1. Alexander Dei gratia Rex Scottoruro, omnibus probis ho- 
minibus tocius terre sue clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciatis 
me concessisse et hac carta mea confirmasse nionachis et fratri- 
bus de Cupro, ut liberi et quieti sint ab omni tolnagio et pas- 
sages et ceteris consuetudinibus per totam terram meam. 
Quare uolo et firmiter precipio, ut nemo eis molestiam inferat 
pro huiusmodi nee in aliquo eos uexet aut disturbet, aut pacem 
eorum quam plenarie eis concessi infringat aut ledat super 
meam plenariam forisfacturam. ]\lando etiam et firmiter pre- 
cipio, ut ubicunque infra potestates nostras predicti monaclii de 
Cupro poterint inuenire pecunias suas sibi furto sublatas, uel 
earundem uestigia, opem eis conferatis ad uestigia ilia exe- 
quenda et pecunias suas sibi perquirendas, sicut et mihi meas 
pecunias proprias ; et ad omnes leges exequendas que eis de pre- 
dictis pecuniis obseruate fuerint, tales homines inueniatis qui 
secundum leges predictas eis pecunias illas deracionent, ne 
pro defectu deracionis sint ipsi perdentes pecunias suas, super 
meam forisfacturam, et sicut in cartis Regis Malcolmi, et domini 
Regis "YVillelmi, patris mei, continetur. Testibus, Willelmo de 
Boscho, cancellario ; AVillelmo Cumin, Comite de Buchan ; 
Roberto de Londoniis ; "Waltero de Lindesai; Johanne de Haya, 
Apud Sconam, xvij die Marcii. 1 

Abstract. 

Charter by Alexander the Second, King of Scots, granting to 
the monks of the Abbey of Cupar exemption from toll and 
other customs throughout his kingdom ; commanding also that 
no one should molest them in any manner; and ordaining that 
whensoever these monks should have money taken from them 
by theft, power should be given to pursue and search for the 

1 A facsimile of the original forms the frontispiece to the present volume. 



APPENDIX. 283 

same as if it were the money of the king himself, according to the 
laws contained thereanent in the charters of King Malcolm, and 
of King William, his majesty's father. 1 Dated at Scone, 17th 
March. 

2. Omnibus sancte matris ecclesie filiis has literas visuris vel 
audituris, Philippus de Valoniis, eternam in Domino salutem. 
Nouerit vniuersitas vestra me dedisse et concessisse et hac carta 
mea confirmasse, Deo et Sancte Marie de Cupro, et monachis 
ibidem Deo deseruientibus, vnam acram terre in portu meo de 
Stinchindehauene, ad toftum suum et edificia sua facienda, illam 
scilicet acram quam illis perambulare feci coram presencia mea, 
per Adam de Banevyn, et per ahos probos homines : Habendam 
et tenendam de me et heredibus meis, illis et successoribus suis, 
in liberam, et puram, et perpetuam elemosinam, cum piscaria, et 
cum aiisiamentis maris ad predictum portum pertinentibus, et 
eciam cum omnibus communibus aiisiamentis quibus homines 
mei in predicto portu manentes vti debent. Hiis testibus, Ada 
Dei gracia episcopo de Catenes, Magistro Johanne, fisico, Magis- 
tro Willelmo de Hechendun, Toma Mautalent, Willelmo de 
Wdeford, Simone de Londoniis, et multis aliis. [Ante A.D. 1215.] 



Abstract. 

Charter by Philip de Valoniis, granting to the monks of Cupar 
one acre of land in his port of Stinkinhaven, for making their 
toft and buildings, which acre he had caused to be perambulated 
for them, in his own presence, by Adam de Banevyn, and other 
worthy men : To hold of the granter and his successors in free, 
pure, and perpetual alms, with fishing, and all easements of the 
sea belonging to the said port, and all common easements which 
his men dwelling there enjoyed. 

1 Vide Appendix III., No. 1. 



284 APPENDIX. 



III. 



[From the Brockie 3fS. preserved in the Library of the Catholic 
College of Blairs.] 

1. Wilielmus Dei gratia Eex Scotorum, omnibus probis homi- 
nibus totius terre sue clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciant pre- 
sentes et futuri, me concessisse et hac mea carta confirmasse 
Deo et Ecclesie Sancte Marie de Cupro, et monachis ibidem 
Deo servientibus et servituris, donationem quam Willielmus 
de Haia fecit prenominatis monachis de Cupro de terra de 
Lidderpoles. Teneudam in liberam et perpetuam elymosinam, 
ita libere et quiete, plenarie et honorifice, sicut carta predicti 
Willielmi testatur. Salvo servitio meo. Testibus, Jacobo, 
Glasguensi episcopo ; Eicardo, Morauiensi episcopo ; Comite 
Duncano, justiciario; Comite Gilberto de Strathern; Philipo 
de Valoniis; Alano, filio Walteri dapiferi; Wilielnio de Mor- 
ville ; Bernardo, filio Briani ; Wilielmo, filio Thore. Apud 
Strevelin. 

2. Omnibus Sancte Matris Ecclesie filiis hanc cartam visuris 
vel audituris presentibus et futuris, David de Haia salutem in 
Domino. Noverit universitas vestra me pro anima pie memorie 
Eegis Willielmi, et pro anima Willi elnii Haia patris mei, et 
Ethne matris mee, et pro salute anime mee et Eve uxoris mee, 
et heredum meoruni, omniumque antecessorum et successorum 
meorum, voluntateque consensu Gilberti heredis mei, dedisse, 
concessisse, et hac carta mea confirmasse, Deo et ecclesie beate 
Marie de Cupro, et monachis ibidem Deo servientibus, unum 
rete super matricem aquam de Thay ubi melius eligerint et sibi 
utilius judicaverint quotiescunque et ubicunque cum predicto 
rete piscari uoluerint inter Lornyn que divisam Eandolph de 
Haia et Hermitagium integre quod Gillemichell quondam her- 
mita tenuit, cum tribus acris terre juxta idem hermitagium 
jacentibus ; et cum omnibus asiamentis quibus dictus hermita 
circa hermitagium usus est ; et unum ercho ad retractuni 



APPENDIX. 285 

supra predictam aquam et infra predictos limites ubi sibi 
magis expedire viderint: Salvis piscariis meis, scilicet charis 
meis. Hanc autem donationem ego et heredes mei warranti- 
zabimus contra omnes homines predictis monachis, tenendam 
de me et heredibus meis in puram et perpetuam elimosinam 
ita libere, quiete, plenarieque lionorifice sicut aliqua elymosina 
in regno Scotie liberius, quietius, plenius, et honorificentius 
aliquibus viris religiosis data tenetur vel possidetur. Hiis 
testibus, Eoberto et Malcolmo, fratribus meis ; Andrea, parsona 
de Inchthor ; Thorn a Gibon, milite ; Thoma, clerico de Ardinth ; 
Baldredo de Lornyn ; Adam Walleis ; Adam de Camera ; et 
multis aliis. 

3. Licentia per Gilbertum de Haia abbati et conventui de 
Cupro libere transire per terras suas. 
Universis Sancte Matris Ecclesie filijs hanc cartam visuris vel 
audituris Gilbertus de Haia, miles dominus de Erroll, salutem 
in Domino. Nbverit universitas vestra, me pro salute anime 
mee, et pro salute animarum omnium antecessorum et succes- 
sorum meorum, dedisse et concessisse, et hac presenti carta mea 
confirmasse, pro me, heredibus meis et assignatis, viris religiosis, 
abbati et conventui de Cupro, et eorum hominibus, liberum 
transitum sine impedimento cum bonis suis in terris meis, per 
omnes vias et semitas per quas homines mei transierint. Volo 
etiam et concedo pro me et heredibus meis et assignatis, quod si 
forsitan ipsi vel homines eorum forisfecerint infra terram meam 
vel amerciati fuermt in curia mea, quod ipsorum amerciamenta 
seu forisfacture ijsdem viris religiosis quieta remaneant sine 
calumnia alicujus vel contradictione ; ita tamen quod principale 
delictum secundum visum communium amicorum ex utraque 
parte dictorum emendatur. Ut hec mea donatio, concessio, et 
confirmatio firma sit et perpetua, presenti scripto sigillum meum 
feci apponi. His testibus, venerabilibus patribus W. et M. Sancti 
Andree et Dunkeld episcopis ; religiosis viris Hugone et Henrico, 
Dunfermling et de Scoria abbatibus; dominis Alexandro de 
Abernethy, Joanne de Inchmartine, et Thoma de Haia, militibus ; 
et multis aliis. 



286 APPENDIX. 

4. Demissio Gilberti de Haia dictis monachis, herbagii et 

piscarij de Edirpolis. 

Omnibus Christi fidelibus presens scriptum visuris vel audi- 
turis, ego Gilbertus de Haia, miles, dominus de Erroll, salutem 
in Domino. ISToveritis me resignasse et quietum clamasse pro 
me et heredibus meis et assignatis, viris religiosis, abbati et con- 
ventui de Cupro, et suis successoribus in perpetuum, totum jus 
si quid liabui vel habere potui in toto herbagio et piscaria stagni 
aque de Ederpoles, quatenus terra ipsorum se extendit; que- 
quidem aqua currit ad molendinum meum : et in omnibus alijs 
asiamentis ad dictam piscariam, stagnum, et herbagium pertinen- 
tibus vel pertinere valentibus, ita quod nee ego nee heredes mei 
vel assignati a dictis viris religiosis vel successoribus suis ali- 
quid jus in dicto herbagio, piscaria, et omnibus alijs asiamentis ut 
dictum est exigere poterimus in perpetuum. In cujus rei testi- 
monium presenti scripto sigillum meum una cum sigillo ISTicolai 
de Haia, filij mei primogeniti et heredis, pro me, heredibus meis 
et assignatis, apposui. Hijs testibus, venerabilibus patribus W. 
et M., Sancti Andree et Dunkeldensi episcopis ; religiosis viris, 
Hugone et Henrico, de Dunfermline et de Scona abbatibus ; 
Alexandra de Abernethy, Joanne de Inchmartine, et Thoma de 
Haia, militibus ; Malcolmo tunc rectore ecclesie de Rosmuth ; 
Roberto de Hebare ; et multis alijs. 

5. Carta confirmationis pvedictis monachis quarundem eli- 

mosinarum. 

Omnibus has literas visuris vel audituris, Gilbertus de Haia, 
constabularius Scotie, salutem in Domino sempeternam. No- 
veritis nos quondam confirmationem domini nostri regis, sigillo 
suo sigillatam, non abolitam, non cancellatum, nee in aliqua 
sua parte viciatam, inspexisse, in hec verba : Robertus Dei 
gratia Rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus totius terre 
sue, salutem. Sciatis nos dedisse, concessisse, et hac pre- 
senti carta nostra confirmasse, in liberam puram et perpetuam 
elymosinam, religiosis viris abbati et conventui de Cupro, 



APPENDIX. 287 

omnimodas donationes eisdem factas de terra duarum Dry- 
meis, cum rectis divisis et pertineutiis suis, infra tenemen- 
tum de Glenbaclach, quam habent ex dono Ade de Glen- 
baclach, cum tota communia ejusdem terre quam habent ex 
dono Eustacliij de Eetref et confirmatione ejusdem Ade ; et 
etiam de terra de Kincreik infra barroniam de Lour, cum mo- 
lendino et alijs pertineutiis et rectis divisis suis ; et etiam de 
tota multura ejusdem barronie ; et etiam duabus acris terre que 
jacent ex parte boriali aque de Kirbeth, inter barronias de In- 
nerichtyn et de Lur, cum aduocatione ecclesie de Machyland, 
quas habent ex dono Alexandri de Abernethy, militis ; et etiam 
de duabus acris terre cum advocatione ecclesie de Fossuib 
infra comitatum de Strathern, quas habent ex dono Gilberti de 
Haia, militis, et confirmatione Malesij comitis de Strathern ; et 
similiter de terra de Littleport prope Monros cum rectis divisis 
et pertinentiis suis, quam habent ex dono Alexandri de Lindsay 
et confirmatione Joannis de Kinrose, militum ; et etiam de dua- 
bus marcis annui redditus de terra de Adinlesk infra tenementum 

de cum pertinentiis suis, quas habent ex dono predicti 

Joannis, una cum toto jure quod in eadem terra habet vel habere 

poterit quocunque modo ; et etiam de terris de de Duny 

et Clair, cum rectis divisis suis et pertinentiis suis, quas posse- 
dent ex dono ejusdem Johannis ; etiam de advocatione ecclesie 
de Alveld in comitatu Aberdonensi, cum tota terra que jacet 
prope dictam ecclesiam et cum omnibus alijs terris, asiamentis 
et pertinentiis suis, quas habent ex dono Mariore, Comitisse 
Atholie, relicte quondam Johannis, Comitis Atholie, et confirma- 
tione David, filij sui primogeniti et heredis ; et etiam de libero 
transitu cum bonis et oneribus suis per terras predictorum Alex- 
andri, Gilberti, Joannis, militum, Eustacliij, Ade, et Allani Hos- 
tiarij, et de indulgentia forisfacture ipsorum et hominum suorum : 
Tenendis et habendis prefatis abbati et conventui, in liberam 
puram et perpetuam elymosinam, adeo libere, quiete, plenarie, 
honorifice et pacifice, cum omnibus justis divisis et pertinentiis 
suis, sicut carte donationum terrarum predictarum, cum advoca- 
tionibus ecclesiarum premissarum, libero transitu et indulgentia 
forisfacture et alijs pertinentiis, prenominatis viris religiosis ex 



288 APPENDIX. 

inde confecte, plenius proportant et testantur. In cujus rei tes- 
timonium sigillum nostrum precipimus apponi. Testibus, vene- 
rabilibus patribus, Wilielmo, Roberto, et Joanne, Sancti Andree, 
Glasguensi et Brechinensi episcopis ; et Alexandro de Mynoris, 
et Gilberto de Haia, militibus. Apud Dunkeld, 5to die Octo- 
bris anno regni nostris 3^°. In cujus rei testimonium, sigil- 
lum nostrum apposuimus. Datum apud Dundee, die Jovis 
proximi ante festum Sancti dementis pape et martyris, anno 
aratie 1309. 



6. Carta confirmationis Nicolai, Domini de Erroll, dictis 
monachis, bovate terre ex dono Eogeri, filii Bandrici. 

Omnibus hoc scriptum visuris vel audituris, Nicolaus de 
Haia, Dominus de Erroll, salutem in Domino. Noverit univer- 
sitas vestra me dedisse, concessisse, et hac presenti carta mea 
confirmasse Deo et beate Marie de Cupro, et monachis ibidem 
Deo servientibus et in perpetuum servituris, in puram et per- 
petuam elemosinam, illam bovatam terre in Carso quam habent 
ex dono Eogeri, filij Bandrici, una cum illo annuo redditu quern 
dicti monachi mihi de ilia terra reddere solebant. Unde volo 
quod dicti viri religiosi dictam bovatam terre, una cum dicto 
annuo redditu teneant libere et quiete ab omni servitio, exactione 
et seculari demanda ; concedo etiam eis, et tenore presentium 
confirmo, quod omnes terras illas quas tenent in tenemento meo 
de Erroll habeant adeo libere et quiete, plenarie et honorifice 
sicut aliqui viri religiosi in regno Scotie aliquam terram de ali- 
quo barone, liberius, quietius, plenius, et lionorificentius tenent et 
possedent, et sicut carte antecessorum meorum super hoc con- 
fecte plenius continent et proportant ; istam autem concessionem 
et donationem meam, ego et heredes mei dictis monachis et suc- 
cessoribus suis contra omnes homines et feminas warrantizabi- 
mus et in perpetuum defendemus. In cujus rei testimonium 
presenti scripto sigillum meum apposui. Hijs testibus, Domino 
Thoma, Abbate de Balmurynach ; Domino Maricio, rectore de 
Erroll ; Nicholao, filii meo, rectore ecclesie de Fossiuib ; Edmundo 



APPENDIX. 289 

de Haia ; Simone de Donerdy ; Arthuro, judice ; Willielmo Lay- 
man, et alijs. 

The following ake Abstracts of the preceding- Charters. 

1. Charter by King William the Lion to the monks of Cupar, 
confirming the donation which William of Hay made to them 
of the lands of Lidderpoles : To be held in free and perpetual 
alms, in terms of the said donation, saving the king's service. 
Given at Stirling. 

2. Charter by David of Hay, with consent of Gilbert, his heir, 
whereby, for the souls of King William, of William Hay, the 
granter's father, of Ethna, his mother, of himself, of Eva, his wife, 
and of his heirs, ancestors, and successors, he grants to the monks 
of Cupar one net upon the main water of Tay, wherever they may 
judge most useful to them, to fish with the said net when and 
as often as they will, between Lornyn, 1 — Eandolph of Hay, 
and the Hermitage, which Gillemichell, sometime Hermit, held ; 
with three acres of land lying next to the said Hermitage, 
and with all easements which the said Hermit enjoyed about 
the Hermitage : And one erch (? ark for eels) to draw upon 
the foresaid water and within the foresaid boundaries, where 
they may think most expedient ; saving the granter's fishings, 
that is to say, his charis (yairs ?) : To be held of the granter 
and his heirs as freely, fully, and honourably as any alms-gift is 
held by religious men in the kingdom of Scotland. 

3. Licence granted by Gilbert of Hay, knight, Lord of Erroll, 
to the abbot and convent of Cupar and their men, of free pas- 
sage, without impediment, with their goods, on his lands, by all 
roads and paths by which his own men used to pass ; granting 
also, that in case they or their men should incur forfeiture 
within his land, or be fined in his court, that their fines or 

1 The Brockie transcript is here untranslatable, owing to some omission or 
error. 



290 APPENDIX. 

forfeiture should be quit to the said religious men, without 
gainsaying on the part of any one : Providing, however, that a 
principal crime shall be corrected at the sight of the common 
friends of both parties. Sealed. 

4. Demission by Gilbert of Hay, knight, Lord of Errol, in 
favour of the abbot and convent of Cupar, and their successors, 
for ever, of all right which he had to the whole herbage and fish- 
ing of the pool of water of Ederpoles, as far as their land ex- 
tends ; which water runs to the granter's mill ; and all other 
easements belonging or that may belong to the said fishing, pool, 
and herbage. Sealed with the seal of the granter, together with 
that of Nicolas of Hay, his firstborn son and heir. 

5. Confirmation by Robert the Bruce, in favour of the abbot 
and convent of Cupar, in free, pure, and perpetual alms, of all 
grants made to them of the lands of the two Drymeis, within the 
tenement of Glenbaclach, which they have by gift of Adam of 
Glenbaclach, with the whole common of the same, which they 
have by gift of Eustace of Ratray and confirmation of the said 
Adam ; and also of the land of Kincreik, within the barony 
of Lour, with the mill and whole multure of the same 
barony ; and also of two acres of land on the north side of the 
Water of Kirbeth, between the baronies of Innerichty and Lour, 
with advocation of the church of Mathy, which they have by 
gift of Alexander of Abernethy, knight ; and also of two acres 
of land, with advocation of the church of Fossoquhy, within the 
earldom of Strathern, which they have by gift of Gilbert of Hay, 
knight, and confirmation of Malise, Earl of Strathern ; and likewise 
of the land of Littleport, near Montrose, which they have by gift 
of Alexander of Lindsay and confirmation of John of Kinros, 
knights ; and also of two merks of annual rent from the land of 

Adinlesk, within the tenement of , which they have by gift of 

the foresaid John, with all right which he had to the same ; and 

also of the lands of , of Duny, and Clair, which they possess 

by gift of the same John ; also of the advocation of the church 
of Alveld (? Alweth), in the earldom of Aberdeen, with the whole 



APPENDIX. 291 

land lying near that church, which they have by gift of Marjory, 
Countess of Athole, relict of the late John, Earl of Athole, and 
confirmation of David, his firstborn son and heir : And also of free 
passage with their goods and burdens through the lands of the 
foresaid Alexander, Gilbert, John, knights, Eustace, Adam, and 
Alan, the doorward, and indulgence as to the forfeiture of them 
and their men : To be held in terms of the said grants. Dated 
at Dunkeld, 5th October 1309. This charter is attested by Gil- 
bert of Hay, Constable of Scotland, and his seal set thereto at 
Dundee, the Thursday next before the Feast of St Clement, pope 
and martyr, 1309. 

6. Charter by Nicolas of Hay, Lord of Erroll, to the monks of 
Cupar, of that oxgate of land in Carso which they had by gift of 
Eoger, son of Bandrice, together with the annual rent which the 
said monks were accustomed to pay to the said Mcolas over the 
said land : Granting the same free from all service, exaction, 
and secular demand, and that all the lands which they held of 
the granter in his tenement of Erroll, they should hold as freely, 
quietly, fully, and honourably as any religious men in Scotland 
hold any land of any baron, in pure and perpetual alms. Sealed, 
etc. 

IV. 
[From the originals in the Cliarter Room, Cortachy Castle] 

1. 1 Willelmus Dei gracia Hex Scottorum, episcopis abbatibus, 
comitibus, baronis, justiciariis, vice-comitibus, prepositis, minis- 
tris et omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue clericis et laicis, 
salutem. Sciatis me dedisse, concessisse, et hac carta mea con- 
firmasse, Deo et beate Marie de Cupro, et monachis et fratribus 
ibidem, Deo seruientibus et seruituris, ut liberi et quieti sint 
per totam terram meam ab omni tolnagio et passagiis et mer- 
catibus et omnibus alijs consuetudinibus ; et liberam potestatem 
habeant uendendi et emendi per totum regnum meum omnia 
quibus opus habuerint ad sustentationem et utilitatem domus 
sue. Quare uolo et firmiter precipio ut nemo eis molestiam uel 
grauamen uel iniuriam super huiusmodi libertate et concessione 
1 1121 of Inventory, but marked 1122 on back. 



292 APPENDIX. 

mea inferre audeat, uel pacem meam quam pleuarie eis dedi in- 
fringat, super meam plenariam forisfacturani, set eandem pacem 
habeant omnis grangie sue quam habet abbacia de Cupro. 
Preterea uolo et precipio ut ubicunque bona ipsorum furto ablata 
uel per uiolentiam detenta uel a proprijs monachis uel conuersis 
sine licencia asportata fuerint inuenta, baUiui mei in quorum 
balijs ipsa bona sunt, eis faciant ea restitui sine disturbacione. 
Preterea concedo eis et hac carta mea confirmo ut nemo eos 
uel homines suos possit namare pro aliquo debito uel clamo nisi 
prius eis defecerint de iusticia in curia sua, super plenariam meam 
forisfacturam. Testibus, Engelramo, cancellario ; "VVillelmo de 
Lyndesey; Johanne de Uallibus; Lyulfo, filio Machus; Will- 
elmo de Haija. Apud Jedewrth. (Part of seal remaining.) 

2. x Bond by James, Lord Ogilvy, and James, Master of Ogilvy, 
his son and apparent heir, whereby, in consideration that Donald, 
abbot of Cupar, has disponed to them the heritable office of 
bailiery of the said abbey, and also set to the said James, 
Master of Ogilvy, and Katherine Campbell, his spouse, the lands 
of Quitlaw and Auchindore, therefore the said James, Lord 
Ogilvy, binds himself and his heirs to be "seruandis par- 
takeris and defendaris " with their " freindis and kyn and all 
that will do " for them, to the said abbot and convent, in all 
their actions, pleas, quarrels, etc., " criminale or ciuile, in jug- 
ment, and outwith the law and by the law," against all persons 
" the Kings's grace and his successoris the said James, Lord 
Ogilvy, his superiouris in their cause of law and heritage allan- 
erlie excepit." Dated at Cupar, 29th September 1539. 

3. - Charter by John, abbot of Cupar, with consent of the 
whole convent, in favour of their lovite servant, John the 
Portar, whereby in consideration of his faithful service rendered 
to them in the office of portary of the monastery, which office 
also his progenitors held successively and faithfully, and laud- 
ably guided, they grant to him and his heirs-male for ever, 

1 Airlie Charter Koom, No. 1123. 

2 Ibid., No. 1125 1. 



APPENDIX. 293 

the said office, with all its rights, customs, and emoluments, 
both within and without the monastery, with the small chamber 
near the gate, of old belonging to the porter, with bread and 
drink every day from the cellarer and kitchen of the convent, 
in the same quantity and measure that any monk receives in a 
day. Further, granting that the said John shall have the 
mansion at the Batechel which he then inhabited, and six 
acres of land free from all garbal teinds, with grass for seven 
cows and their followers, and for two horses in the same place. 
Not dated. The witnesses are, John de Boyse, the Laird of Car- 
deny ; John of Eettra, laird of that ilk ; William of Kergyle, 
Laird of Laysyntown ; Patrick of Blare ; and others. 

4. 1 Instrument on the resignation by Eobert Portar, porter of 
the monastery of Cupar, who, feeling himself old and decrepit, 
and not able for the office of portary of the said abbey, resigns 
the said office in favour of David Portar, his eldest son and heir, 
together with the monk's portion belonging to the said office, the 
chamber near the gate, and other benefits belonging to the said 
office. Done at the market cross of the said abbey, at 9 o'clock 
forenoon, loth Jan. 1584. Witnesses, George Gray, Anthony 
Pery, Eobert Small, and William Law. 

5. 2 Charter by Eobert Porter, in favour of Agnes Campbell, 
his spouse, in liferent, of six acres of land of the burgh of 
Barony uf Keithik, three on the bank of the Water of Ylif, and 
other three next the well on the north side of the hill of Bew- 
month, with mansion, toft and garden, in the town of Baitscheill; 
also an annual rent of £10, arising from his monk's portion or 
pension and other emoluments of the Abbey of Cupar, belonging 
to him in heritage, according to the tenor of a contract between 
the granter and John Farar, his adopted son, in whose favour 
the granter is bound to resign the office of porter, with the 
mansion and six acres of land afore written, which contract is 
of date, 23d April 15S5 : To be held for yearly payment of one 

1 Airlie Charter Room, No. 1127. 

2 Ibid., No. 1128. 



294 APPENDIX. 

penny on the ground of the said land. Dated at Baitscheill, 9th 
March 1586. Signed "Robert Portar, with my hand tueching 
the pen of the notar underwritten, becaus I can nocht subscriue." 

John Robisoun, notarius, etc. 

6. l To all and sindrie quham it efferis quhais presens thir 
letres salcum, Leonard, commendatour of Coupar and conuent 
thairoff, greting in God euirlesting : For samekle as Eobert 
Portar in Baitscheill, and his predicessouris, portaris of the vtir 
zet of Coupar, hes bene infeft of auld of abbatis and conuentis of 
Coupar for the tyme, and last be vmquhile Donald, abbot, and 
conuent thairof, vndir thair commoun sele and subscriptionis, in 
samekle aill, brede, flesche, and fische furth of the stoirhousse, 
kechine, and cellaris of the said abbacie of Coupar, as ony monk 
and religious man uithin the samyn suld ressaue dailie; Quhair- 
intill the said Robert, and his predicessouris of thar surname, 
portaris of the said vtir zet, hes bene in coutinuall possessioun 
past memour of man vnto the tyme that the said abbay wes 
demoleist, and na hous haldin thairintill to the sustentatioun of 
the said religious men and him ; and the haill victuallis per- 
taining to the said abbacie, speciallie the twa pairt thairof and 
fermes pertening to the samyn being sett in feu-ferm and the 
teindis in lang takkis : Thai menyng thame selfis to the lordis 
of sessioun and counsall, thai and euery ane of thame hes gottin 
and optenit the soume of fiftie fyve markis money modifiet to 
leiue wpoun zearlie with executoriallis aganis ws the said com- 
mendatour to ansour thame thairoff, and to gif thame speciall 
assignatioun thairupon. And seing that the said portar is sa 
infeft and aucht to haue sa mekle zeirlie be verteu of his auld 
infeftment, we thairfoir, hauand consideratioun of his indigens at 
this present (albeit he plenit nocht to the saidis lordis), haue 
assignit and disponit, and be thir presentis, in respect that we and 
our successouris ar bundin to varrand ane monkis portioun to 
him and his airis male heretablie, assignis and disponis to the said 
Robert during his lyvetyme, seing that he hes na airis male on 
lyve to brouke the samin efter his deceis, to Johne Farar, his sone- 

1 Airlie Charter Room, No. 1129. 



APPENDIX. 295 

in-law, iu quliais favoures be hes dimittit the said portioim, re- 
seruaud his awin ly vrent, and to his airis male and assignais heret- 
ablie, ane zeirlie pensioun of fiftie fyve niarkis money in place of 
the said portioim to be vpliftit at Vitsounda, and Mertymes in 
vinter, be equall portionis furth of the fmctis, rentis, prouentis, 
and emolimentis of the said abbacie, and specialie of the few 
malis of the landis of ISTeutoun, Glenylay, Freuchy, miln and 
milntoun thairof, and quarter landis of Glenmarkie, pertening 
heretablie in feu-ferm to Dauid Ogiluy, John Ogiluy, and 
Robert Ogiluy, his sonnis, respectiue, lyand uithin the baron}' 
of Glenylay, lordschip of Coupar, and sherifdome of Forfar, ex- 
tending zeirlie in money to twenty sevin pundis, sevinteyne 
schillingis, aucht pennies, and of the auld malis of their auchtan 
part landis of Kethik pertening presentlie to the said Robert 
Portar, in lyvrent, quhilk Patrik Andersoun, his tennent, occupiis, 
four pundis, thre schillingis, four penneis, and the remanent of 
the said principall soum, to vit, four pundis, tuelf schillingis, four 
penneis, fra the said Eobert Ogiluy in pairt of payment of his 
few malis of ane third pairt and twelft pairt landis of Bellite 
liand as said is; extending in the haill to the foirsaid sowme of 
fiftie fyve markis money abonewrittin, at the termes effoir re- 
hersit, with full powar to the said Robert Portar dwring his lyve- 
tyme, and thaireftir to the said John Farar, his sone-in-law, his 
airis male and assignais to intromett thairwith, etc. In vitnes 
quhairof to thir present letres of assignatioun, subscriuit be ws, 
the common sele of our cheptour is appensit, at Coupar, the tent 
day off Marche the zeir of God ane thousand fyve hundreth 
four scoir sax zeris, befoir thir witnes, Johne Cwmyng of 
Coutie; Johne Leslie, Walter Pilmour in ISTeucalsay; Johne 
Robisone, notar publict. (Signed) Leonarde, ■ commendatur of 
Cupir; Alexander Anderson, Jhonne Fogow. (Seal of abbey 
indistinct.) 

7. 1 A Crown confirmation of the foregoing and similar grants 
in favour of the said John Farar, Janet Portar, his spouse, and 
their heirs-male, dated 10th June 1587. 

1 Airlie Charter Room, No. 1130. 



296 APPENDIX. 

8. 1 Contract between William Ogiluy in Easter Keilour, and 
Archibald Ogiluy, his son and heir apparent, on the one part, 
and John Farahar, "principall porter of the vtir zet of the 
abbay of Coupar in Angus," Jonet Portar, his spouse, and 
Eobert Portar, father-in-law to the said John, liferenter of the 
said portership, and Agnes Campbell, his spouse, on the other 
part, whereby, considering that the said John Farahar has sold to 
Piobert Ogiluy, portioner of Bellite, Katherine Gra, his spouse, 
and the survivor of them in conjunct fee, and their heirs, the 
six acres of land of the burgh of Kethik lying in the Baitscheill 
hauch, and toft belonging thereto in the town of Baitscheill, with 
the teinds thereof; also the principal office of portership of the 
said " utir zet, cell, and chalmer within the samin callit the por- 
tar luge," stipend or pension of 55 merks "for the keping and avat- 
ing wpone the said zet;" under reversion for £400 Scots, payable 
on forty days' warning, in the parish kirk of Bennathy, and in 
case of absence, to be consigned into the hands of George Camp- 
bell of Crunao, to the utility and profit of the said Eobert and 
Katherine his spouse; which reversion, of date 6th May 1588, 
the said John Farar therefore assigns to the said William Ogilvy 
and Archibald his son, for the said sum of £400. Dated at 
Lundie in Angus, 12th March 1589-90. 

9. 2 The above contract is confirmed by Leonard, commendator 
of Cupar, under the seal of the abbey, 30th March 1590. 

10. 3 Instrument of Sasine manibus suis propriis, by Archibald 
Ogiluy of Grange, in favour of James, Lord Ogiluy of Airlie, his 
heirs-male and assignees, of the hereditary office of porter of the 
Abbey of Cupar, and of all belonging thereto, viz., a small cell 
or chamber within the outer gate of the abbey, and monk's 
portion of food, now paid in the form of an annual pension of 
fifty- five merks ; and of a mansion with garden in the town of 
Kethik, and six acres of land in the burgh of barony thereof, 
etc. Sasine is given by delivery of earth and stone of the said 

1 Airlie Charter Room, No. 1181. 2 Ibid., No. 1132. 

3 Ibid., No. 1137. 



APPENDIX. 297 

acres, and the keys of the said outer gate of the monastery, at 
the said outer gate, at 3 o'clock afternoon, 28th June 1609. 
Witnesses, William Small in Cowbyres ; William Bissat, por- 
tioner of Balbrogy ; and Mr Walter Schewan, notaries. 

11. ^he last will and testament of James, Master of Ogiluy, 
made in form of instrument for the reasons thus expressed : 
" The said Master of Ogilvy haueand grit motiuis mouand hyme 
for the veile of his bairnis and Katrine Campill his spous, and 
specialie in respect of this tribulus tyme and raid aganis the 
Inglis men aid Innimeis of Scotland, hes maid, constitut, and 
ordanit, and be the tenor heirof makis, constitutis, and ordanis 
Katrine Campill, his spouis, his executrix testamentar to all and 
syndre his gudis mouabill and vnmouabill, sovmis of mone, 
dettis, and other gair quhatsumeuer. And als be the tenor 
heirof has maid, constitut, and ordanit, and be thir presentis 
makis, constitutis, and ordanis the said Katrine Campill, his 
spouis, tutrix testamentar to his eldest sone and air or otheris 
his airis quhansumeuer," etc. This was done in the bedchamber 
of the abbot of Cupar in the monastery thereof, at 8 o'clock 
forenoon, 30th July 1545, before Donald, abbot of Cupar, and 
Sir Peter Tetit, monk of the same. Andrew Barclay, notary. 

Eex 

12. 2 Venerable fader in God and deuote oratouris, we grete 
zou hertiie wele : And forsamekle as it is schewin ws be our 
louit cousing James, Lord Ogiluy, that quhare his grantschir 
and fader has bene seruandis and balzeis of oure abbay of 
Coupar of langtyme bigane, and als that he has five zeris tak 
thairof of your predicessour last abbot of Coupar, neuirtheles 
ze now makis impediment and stop to oure said cousing 
anent the said office of bailzery. Praying zow herefore richt 
effeccuislie, that ze the erar for our saik and speciale request 
schew zow thankfull to our said cousing, and mak hym na 
impediment in the excersing and brouking of the said office of 

1 Airlie Charter Room, No. 1252. 
■Ibid., No. 1341. 



298 APPENDIX. 

bailzery, during the termes lie has of the samyn to ryn, as ze will 
report speceall thank of ws thairfore and do ws plesour, for we 
trast fermlie our said cousing sal he als thankful aud gude ser- 
vand to zou as ony vther his forhearis has bene of before. Writin 
vnder our signet, at Edinburgh, the xxviij day of May. 

Venerabili in Cristo patri ac deuotis oratoribus nostris 
Villelmo, abbati de Cupro, et conuentui eiusdem. 

13. 1 Curia terrarum et dominii de Cupro tenta apud Bait- 
scheill die penultimo mensis Junii anno domini millesinio quin- 
gentesimo quadragesimo per Jacobum, magistrum de Ogiluy. 
balliuum principalem dictarum terrarum et dominii, Johannem 
Cwmyng de Couty, eius deputatum, in presencia venerabilis in 
Christo patris Donaldi abbatis eiusdem. Curia affirmata sectis 
vocatis. — Quhilk day eftir the fensing of the said court James, Mr 
Ogiluy, exhibite and producit in jugement ane heritable infeft- 
ment of the bailzerie of the haill landis and lordschip of Couper 
lyand alsuele contigue as discontigue uithin the shirefdomes of 
Forfar, Perth, Mar, and Banf, maid and grantit to him, his airis 
male and successouris, be venerable fader in God, Donald, abbot 
of Coupar and convent thairof, vnder thair commoun sele and 
subscriptionis manuall of the dait the day of 

the zeir of God j m v c thretty-nyn zeris, with ane instrument of 
sesing following thairupone vnder the sing and subscriptioun of 

notar publict, of the dait the day of 

in the samyn zeir, intymeit, insinuat, notifeit, and de- 
monstrat the samyn to the haill tennentis of the saidis landis 
and lordschip being at the said court, in presens also of the 
said venerable fader confessand the setting thairof and admittand 
the samin with all privileges, liberteis, proffettis, and casualiteis 
therin specifeit: Quhairupone the said James, Mr of Ogiluy, askit 
Act of Court, and the said abbot oblist him and his succes- 
souris neuir to contravene the samin. 

Quhilk day anent the complaynt maid be John Craigo in 
Voulphill, William Spalding in Kethik, Dauid Essie in Sowter- 
housse, Thomas Andersone in Kethik, William Perrie in Cothill, 
1 Airlie Charter Room, No. 1352. 



APPENDIX. 299 

James Turnnbull in Kemphill, Kobert Berny in Calsayend, 
William Boyd in Coubyre, Andro Burt thair, Henry Bollok in 
Balgreschow, David Jak thair, Bobert Turnnbull in Denhede, 
William Hutoun in Balbrogy, John Thorn thair, John Stibils in 
Balmyle, John Fallay in Crunane, William Boger in Cupar- 
grange, Allexander Cwrnyng in Milnhorn, James Crokat in 
Blakhill, John Crokat thair, and Thomas Jameson in Chep- 
peltoun, for thame selfis, and in name and behalf of the 
remanent haill tennentis of the haill lordschip, that thai ar 
trublit ilkane be wtheris dailie, summond and jornait befoir the 
sheriffis of Perth, Forfar, comissaris of Sanct Androus, Dunkeld, 
and othir jugis, for ciuile and prophane actiouns, quhilk mycht 
be eselie decidit in thair auin bailzie court at the farrest on thir 
dietis with litill expensse, desiring thairfoir my lord of Coupar 
thair Master and his bailzeis to put remaid thairto. And thair- 
foir the said abbot and bailze with thair consentis and at thair 
special! desire and requeist, seing that the said bailze, his airis 
male and successouris, ar heretablie in the bailzerie of the haill 
landis and lordschip of Coupar, quha hes bene baillies thairof 
past memour of man, speciall defendaris and mayntenaris of the 
said place of Coupar, tennentis and landis of the samin, and ar 
villing to caus do justice indifferentlie to all compleneris, it is 
statute and ordinit that nane of the tennentis nor inhabitants 
within the said lordship, call perseu nor convene vtheris befoir 
ony vther jugis spretuall or temporall, fra this furth, bot onlie 
befoir the said principall baillei and his deputis, to quhais juris- 
dictioun the saidis haill tennentis oblisse thame, thair airis and 
successouris in thair rowmes, in tyme cwming : and give ony of 
thame sail convene utheris befoir ony wther jujis, onles thai get 
justice first refusit to thame in the saidis courtis of Coupar, in 
that cace the contravenar of the said statute sail pay to my lord 
and his bailzeis forsaidis for the first fait v Ub money, for the 
second fait x lib , and give thai contineu, to be tinsall of thair gudis, 
landis, and richtis, that thai haue within the said lordschip, pro- 
viding that the said principall bailze appoint sufficient deputis 
to hald courtis to the effect abone writtin. And this done with 
the consent of the haill tennentis, to haue the strenth of ane Act 



300 APPENDIX. 

and decreit in tyme cumyng. — Quliairupone the said abbot, bailze, 
and tennentis askit Act of Court. — Extractum ex libro actorum 
curiarum dicti dominii per me notarium publicum subscriptum 
nunc scribam curiarum eiusdem testantibus his meis signo et 
subscriptioue in talibus usitatis. Ita est Joannes Eobisoun, 
notarius publicus, nunc scriba curiarum de Cupro, manu sua. 



Notes of Inventory in possession of E. A. Stuart Gray, Esq. 
of Gray and Kinfauns, the title of which is 

" Inventar of Writts belonging to John, Lord Balmerinoch, and 
James, Master of Balmerinoch, one of the Senators of the 
College of Justice, his eldest lawfull son: Edinburgh, 1724." 

In the Table of Contents, Bundle I. is thus described : " A 
Bundle of Old Writts of the Abbacy, not Inventar'd, not being 
legible." 

The entries relating to the lordship of Coupar contain the fol- 
lowing : 

Bundle II. 

1. Charter under the Great Seal by King James the Fourth, 
erecting the town of Keithack, belonging to the monastery of 
Coupar, lying within the sheriffdom of Perth, in a free burgh of 
barony, with the haill priviledges of a burgh of barony, dated 
the 28th' day of October 1492. 

2. Instrument of institution of Donald, abbot of Coupar, 
dated the 25th day of June 1555. 

3. Obligation by Thomas Kennedy, appearand of Cove to the 
said Donald, abbot of Coupar, proceeding on a narrative that 
the said abbot hade granted to the said Thomas, and the heirs- 
male of his body, which faillzeing, to his heirs-male bearing the 
arms and sirname of Kennedy, etc., the feu and heritage of the 



APPENDIX. 301 

lands of the Grange of Cyncreich and Glenboy, with the corn and 
walk miles of the same, together with a nineteen years' tack of the 
parsonage and viccarage teindsof the kirk of Mathae; and therefore 
obliging him, his heirs and assigneys, leally and truely, by the faith 
and trueth of his body, that he, his heirs and assigneys, shonld be 
leall, true, and awfauld servants to the said venerable fader, en- 
during all the dayes of his lifetime, and should take ane awfauld, 
true, and plain part with him against all liveing creatures (the 
authority of his chief and thairs only excepted). Which obliga- 
tion is dated the 2d day of January 1558. 

4. Signature of the gift and disposition of the abbacy of 
Coupar and haill profits thairof in favour of Mr Leonard Leslie, 
during his lifetime, for the behoof of John, Earl of Atholl. Dated 
the 24th day of August 1565. 

5. Gift under the Privy Seal following thereon, same date. 

6. Decreet before the Lords of Session at the instance of An- 
drew Leslie, student, against the commendator and the other 
fewars, for payment of ane pension of £50 out of the rents 6f 
the abbacy of Coupar. Dated 3d February 1583. 

7. Gift under the Privy Seal by King James the Sixth to five 
of the sons of Eobert Abercromby, his master saidler, during 
their lifetime, of the twelve monks' portions of the said abbacy 
of Coupar, which fell in his Majestie's hands by their decease. 
Dated 10th September 1588. 

8. Gift under the Privy Seal in favour of Mr Alexander Les- 
lie, son to the said Leonard, commendator of Coupar, of the monks' 
portion of the deceast John Fogo. Dated 30th June 1592. 

9. Assignation by the said Leonard, commendator of Coupar, 
of speciall lands as the said portion in favour of the said Mr 
Alexander Leslie. Dated 18th July 1592. 

10. Extract of ane gift and provision by King James the 



302 APPENDIX. 

Sixth in favour of the said Leonard, commendator of Coupar, 
during his life, of the spiritual patrimony of the said abbey — to 
wit, the tower, fortalice, and all within the precinct, with the 
parsonage and vicarage teinds of the churches of Bendochy, 
Glenyla, Airlie, Methie, Eossoquhy, and Aveth. Dated 7th 
February 1595. 

11. Extract of ane gift by King James the Sixth to Mr George 
Halyburton, son to George Halyburton of Kincaple, of the said 
benefice and abbey of Coupar, falling in his Majesty's hands by 
the escheat of the said Leonard, commendator of Coupar. Dated 
26th September 1595. 

12. Procurator)' by Mr Leonard Leslie, eldest lawful son to 
the said Leonard, late commendator of Coupar, with consent of 
his said father, for resigning the said abbacy, as well spirituality 
as temporality, in favour of John, Earl of Athole. 10th December 
1596. 

13. Demission by the said Mr Leonard Leslie, commendator 
of Cupar, in the hands of his Majesty, of the said benefice and 
spiritual patrimony thereof. Dated 16th March 1597. 

14. Demission by the same in the hands of his Majesty of 
the temporality thereof. Same date. 

15. Gift under the Privy Seal of the foresaid benefice in 
favour of Mr Andrew Lamb, minister of the Gospel. Dated 24th 
March 1603. 

16. Another gift of the said abbacy in favour of the said Mr 
Andrew Lamb. Dated 1st June 1605. 

17. Act of Parliament for dissolving the said abbacy, and 
erecting the same in a temporal lordship in favour of James 
Elphinstone, son of the secretary. Dated 9th July 1606. 

18. Procuratory by the said Mr Andrew Lamb for resigning 



APPENDIX. 303 

the said benefice in the hands of the sovereign as undoubted 
patron thereof, in favour of James Elphinstone, lawful son to 
James, Lord Balmerinoch, Secretary of State to King James the 
Sixth. Dated 24th January 1607. Crown charter following 
thereon dated 20th December 1607. Precept for infeftment 
and sasine dated 23d June 1608. 

19. Another procuratory by the said Mr Andrew Lamb for 
resigning the said benefice and title in the hands of his Majesty 
to the effect he might provide a sufficient person thereto. Dated 
21st March 1607. 

20. Another procuratory for resigning the spiritual patrimony 
of the said abbacy in his Majesty's hands. Of the same date. 

21. Gift under the Great Seal of the said benefice and spiritu- 
ality thereof in favour of Patrick Striuiling, son to James 
Striuiling of . Dated 20th May 1607. 

22. Another gift of the said abbacy in favour of ditto. Dated 
16th January 1608. 

23. Assignation by Mr Alexander Leslie, minister of Mortlach, 
in favour of James Leslie, his brother-german, of the foresaid 
provision of Dear John Fogo, monk, disponed to him. Dated 
28th October 1602. 

24. Contract betwixt Mr David Williamson, minister at 
Mathie, and the said Mr Andrew Leslie, student, then servant 
to Cornelius Tennant, advocate, whereby Andrew assigns to Mr 
David, the pension granted to him by the said Leonard, com- 
mendator of Coupar, his father, of £50, and 7 dozen of capons 
and 2 dozen of poultry. Dated 24th June 1603. 

25. Extract of said contract registered in the books of session 
21st September 1603. 



304 APPENDIX. 

26. Extract disposition by James, Earl of Athole, as having 
right by disposition from the four daughters of John, Earl of 
Athole, with consent therein mentioned, whereby, for the sum of 
10,000 merks, the said earl dispones to James Drurnmond in 
Boghall the haill lands of Over Drimmie, Over Pearsie, Grange 
of Aberbothrie, Arthurstane, the lands of Campsay, mercat of 
Coupar, Hayhouse croft, Cuningair and parks of Coupar, and 
corn miln thereof, and constabulary of the place of Coupar, 
belonging to the said abbacy of Coupar, wherein the said 
deceast John Earl of Athole died last vest and seased ; except 
the lands of Tullich and Innervach lying in Athole allenarly. 
Dated 17th March 1610, registered in the books of session the 
14th day of July thereafter. 

27. Disposition and assignation by the said James Drummond 
of Boghall, in favour of James, Lord Balmerinoch, and James, 
Lord Coupar, and their heirs, of the foresaid disposition granted 
by the Earl of Athole, and of a disposition granted to him by 
Archibald Campbell, son to Deanhead, of the liferent escheat 
of the Countess of Athole ; and of a disposition granted to him 
by John Bobertson of a pension of £40 furth of the said abbacy, 
and of all right he had to the said abbacy. Dated 25th Sep- 
tember 1610. 

28. Extract procuratory of resignation by the said James, 
Lord Coupar, for resigning in his Majesty's hands, all and haill 
his lordship and barony of Coupar, with the monastery and 
Abbey Place, with houses, biggings, yards, etc., within the pre- 
cinct, with the teind sheaves, etc., in favour and for heritable 
infeftment to be granted to the said James, Lord Coupar, and 
the heirs-male of his body, which failing, to his nearest lawful 
heirs-male whatsoever. Dated 30th November 1618, and 
registered in the books of session 27th February 1619. 

29. Charter under the Great Seal on the resignation made by 
virtue of the foresaid procuratory, containing a novodamus, and 
erecting a new kirk in Cupar, and disposing the right of patron- 



APPENDIX. 305 

age thereof to the said Lord Coupar ; and erecting the foresaid 
haill lands and others into ane haill and free lordship and 
barony called the lordship and barony of Coupar, and the Abbey 
Place of Coupar to be the principal messuage : To be holden of 
the Crown in fee and heritage, free lordship and barony, and 
free burgh of barony for ever ; giving therefore yearly the service 
of ane free lord and baron in Parliament, with the sum of 300 
merks Scots, in name of blensh-farm ; as also paying yearly to 
the minister serving the cure of the said parish of Coupar then 
erected, the sum of 500 merks allenarly ; as also to the ministers 
serving the cure of the churches of Airly, Mathie, Glenyla, and 
Fossoquhy, the yearly rents contained in the said Lord Coupar 
his former infeftments, etc., and furnishing bread and wine 
to the celebration of the Holy Sacrament within the said 
churches, and relieving the said ministers of all taxes and 
burdens on the teinds, fruits, and rents of the said churches, or 
for reparation thereof in all tyme thereafter allenarly. Dated 
24th December 1618. 

[The remaining entries under Coupar relate to transactions 
between the Lords Coupar and their tenants. Then follow 
inventories of the writs of their other estates of Balmerino, 
Eestalrig, etc. None of the papers inventoried are in possession 
of the present proprietor.] 



GLOSSAKY. 



A bay, abbey. 

Ackit, entered, enrolled. 

Aitis, oats. 

Aitht, ath, oath. 

Akir, ackar, acre. 

Akkis, acts. 

Aksys, axes. 

A la is, alleys. 

Alanyrly, only. 

Alegyt, absolved. 

A li win, eleven. 

All ant, alone, only. 

Allegeans, pleadings. 

Alsmekill, alsmekyl, as much. 

Alsaa, also. 

Aluterly, wholly. 

A mi Hit, alienated. 

Androsmes, St Andrew's Day, Nov. 

30. 
Anys, once. 
Apon, upon. 
Appensit, appended. 

Applesitt, satisfied. 

A pundit, appointed. 

Areage, aryage, service in men and 
horses. 

Argentar, treasurer. 

Arly, early. 

Asolzeit, asozelt, freed, absolved. 

Aseignet, assigned. 

Astrickit, restricted. 

Asyamentis, accommodations. 

At, that. 

Ate, oaten. 

A thachit, attached. 

Athort, athwart. 

Attoure, moreover. 

Audit, owned, use. 

Auditand, auditne, eighth. 

Avenarum (Lat. ), oats. 

Average, service in horses. 

A vis, advice. 

Avyng, awing, own. 

Awaill, awale, avail. 

Awcht, eight. 



Awiry (averie), the "maister of the 
awiry " had charge of supplying pro- 
vender for the king's horses. 

Ayr, heir. 

Bair, boar. 

Bait, a holm. 

Hake, bailie. 

Banchor, banker. 

Barnis, bairns, children. 

Baxter, baker. 

Bayt, food for horses. 

Beand, being. 

Bekin, baking. 

Beltane, first of May. 

Bent, coarse grass, used in packing fish, 

etc. 
Benys, beans. 
Bere, heir, barley. 
Bern, barn. 
Betis, beetroot. 
Betuix, between. 
Bigging, byggyn, building. 
Birk, birch. 
Birn ing, pasturing. 
Blensh-farm, tenure by silver money or 

gift. 
Borch, surety, pledge. 
Bordrand, bordering. 
Borne, burn, stream, rivulet. 
Botman, boitman, boatman. 
Bouage, tenure of pasture. 
Bowcaill, cabbage, colewort. 
Buwhoussis, houses for d xiry produce, 

steadings. 
Bown, bordering. 
Boytht, booth. 
Bray, sloping bank. 
Breid, breadth 
Brig, bryg, bridge. 
Brodir, brother. 
Brostaris, brewers or brewsters. 
Broukand, possessing. 
Browhuse, brew-house. 
Broivme, broom. 



GLOSSARY. 



307 



Bruglit, borough. 

Bruik, bruk, to possess. 

Bull; book. 

Buk, buck. 

Bundys, bounds. 

Bunta, bounty. 

But, without. 

Byde, continue, abide. 

Bye, besides. 

Byerun, outstanding. 

Byrlay court, burgh law court. 

Byrnyng, burning. 

Cace, cayss, case. 
Caf, chaff. 
Caiff, calf. 

Caill, cayille, colewort. 
Careage, careig, conveyance. 
Carnis, cairns, stone heaps. 
Carweyn, carving. 
Catale, catel, cattle. 
Cawsay, paved road. 
Ceruisie (Lat.), beer. 
Chaip, bargain. 
Chalys, chalice. 

Chaptourlie gadderit, assembled in chap- 
ter. 
Chawder, chalders (measure). 
Chaivmeris, chambers. 
Cheis, to choose, cheese. 
Cherete, cart-load. 
Chereteit, carted. 
Chertour, charter-chest. 
Chet, chetre, chetry, escheat, forfeiture. 
Chyfetynge, sifting. 
Ciete, city. 

Clay-pottis, clay-pits. 
Claytht, clothes, garments. 
Cled, married. 
Clengit, cleansed. 
Cleyn, clean. 
Cobil, a fishing boat. 
Culis, coals. 
Comptis, accounts. 
Conyngar, cwnigair, rabbit warren. 
Cossyng, coys, exchange. 
Cottarage, tenant-duty. 
Oroce, cruce, cross. 
Cropa (Lat.), crop. 
Cum, come. 
Cupyl, couple. 
Cure, care. 
Curs, course, season. 
Curtis, courts. 

Dame, mill-dam. 

Defalkit, granted, remitted. 

Defasance, discharge. 



Defased, delivered, rendered. 

Be/ens, fence, protection. 

Defensouris, defenders, fences. 

Deidlie, dangerous. 

Den, a hollow, domiaus. 

Denar, dinar, dinner. 

Dene, dean. 

Denys, dean's. 

Depnes, depth. 

Deses, decease. 

Det, debt. 

Dcuysis, division, confines. 

Dewitays, obligations. 

Dictht, cleansed. 

Diffut, a clod dug up (defoderc). 

Distrenze, distrain. 

Diners, several. 

Doand, doing. 

Dosan, doivson, dussoune, dusane, dozen. 

Doseruys, due services. 

Dotrale, dotterel. 

Doukat, dove-cote. 

Dowerar, dowager. 

Draucht, gret or lang, carriage of articles 

from a distance. 
Duik, duck. 
Dur, door. 
Dyid, did. 

Dyke, dykyn, stone wall or fence. 
Dyocie, diocese. 

Efferand, appertaining. 

Effovr, afore. 

Efteruert, afterwards. 

Eikit, added to. 

Eild ky, cows not yielding milk. 

Eld, age. 

Elden, eldyng, firewood. 

E/e ark, basket trap for eels. 

Elti.-i, else. 

Efyk, alike. 

Ennow, within. 

Entre, entry. 

Erar, sooner. 

Erast, herast, best, chiefly. 

Ere, to plough. 

E.ichis, eyss, ash trees. 

Esment, eysment, accommodation. 

Est, eist, east. 

Estar, easter. 

Evynly, equal. 

Eu:us, near, convenient. 

Expremit, expressed. 

Eyls, eels. 

Fader, fadyr, father. 
Faiheand, falezeing, failing. 
Faldis, enclosures. 



308 



GLOSSARY. 



Fait, a sod cut from the surface. 

Faloivaris, followers ; calves, foals, or fil- 
lies (Acta Scot. Pari., 1662, vii., 435). 

Faltouris, fauturis, defaulters. 

Farine (Lat.), flour. 

Fastrynnisevin, Shrove Tuesday. 

Fatht, faith. 

Fawdorn, fathom. 

Feall, salary. 

Feift, infeft. 

Feit, hired. 

Fens, to summon in name of the sove- 
reign. 

Fernie, rent. 

Fermourer, farmer. 

Ferrar, further. 

Ferrast, ferrest, furthest. 

Ferrow, furrow, not in calf, barren. 

Feual, fewall, fuel. 

Ficke, fische, fyche, fish. 

Fidderis, fudderis, fydderis, cart-loads 
of peat or lead. 

Fissaris, fishermen. 

Foder, fothyr, straw, fodder. 

Fair, for. 

Forder, further. 

Forenemyt, aforenamed. 

Forfaut, forfeit. 

Forow, before. 

Forstar, forester. 

Forzeit, forget. 

Fourhed, firlot, fourth part. 

Fourtlatis, furlatis, ferlotis, firlots, 
quarter of a boll. 

Fowlarye, art of fowling. 

Frathinfurth, thenceforth. 

Frawart, froward. 

Freiss, fresh. 

Froit, fruct, fruit. 

Frumenti (Lat.), corn. 

Fulze, manure. 

Furd, fourth. 

Furm, form. 

Furriour, quartermaster. 

Fur r is, furrows. 

Fate turffys, to set peats on end to dry. 

Futhyr, load. 

Fychit, fetched. 

Fyischair, fish-wear. 

fyfi f w V e > five - 
Fylit, defiled, weedy. 

Gader, gather. 

Gadryt, gathered, garnered. 

Gait, gate, road. 

Ganand, getting. 

Ganecalling, revocation, resumption. 

Gart, gert, caused. 



Garthyng, enclosing. 

Gawill, gawelle, gable. 

Ged, pike. 

Geis, gesce, gysce, geese. 

Geis siluestres, wild geese. 

Geuyn, given. 

Giff, gyf, give, if. 

Gile, gyle, guile. I 2- 

Girnalis, gyrnellis, granaries. 

Girs, grass. 

Girsowme,grassum,gressum, composition. 

Glasbandis, window-frames. 

Glassynvrycht, glazier. 

Gone, gown. 

Gottin, begotten. 

Grath, gear, equipment. 

Greyne, a common. 

Grils, grilse, young salmon. 

Grub, to prune. 

Gryssis, young pigs. 

Guddin, gudyn, improvement. 

Gudschiris, grandsires. 

Guiss, goose. 

Guld, corn marigold. 

Giddy, weedy. 

Gydyr, guardian. 

Habill, able. 

Hackna, riding-horse, hackney. 

Hadder, hathir, heather. 

Bale, whole. 

Hant, practice. 

Hanyngis, hedges. 

Hanyt, enclosed by a hedge. 

Hapnys, happens. 

Haucht, flat ground beside a river. 

Haw, hall. 

Hawand, having. 

Hecht, heicht, high or height. 

Heggis, hedges. 

Hekkis, corn -racks. 

Hclok, hillock. 

Herbry, harbourage, entertaiument of 

strangers by the abbey tenants. 
Herezeld, hereald, heriot, best horse or ox 
claimed by landowner on death of tenant. 
His, its. 

Hoggs, young sheep. 
Homers, outlaws. 
Hoslary, hostelry. 
Hostiar, henchman, attendant. 
Homings, military service. 
Hountis, hunts, chase. 
Hus, use. 
/////, hill. 
Hyrdin, herding. 

Infeyld, cultivated. 



GLOSSARY. 



309 



Inlaik, decrease. 
True, iron. 
Ische, expiry. 

Jakkis, leathern tunics. 
Jeosand, enjoying. 
Josis, enjoys. 
Jageis, jujis, judges. 

Kaf, chaff. 
Kaik, cake. 
Kane, kayn, rent payable in kind, 

generally in poultry. 
Karne, cairn, stone heap. 
Karryage, carriage. 
Kartis, carts. 

Keichen, kichyng, kitchen. 
Kend, known. 
Knoyis, knolls, hillocks. 
Kok, cock. 

Kumjnzare, rabbit warren. 
Kwik, cook. 
Ky-gair, cattle-yard. 
Kyis, cows. 

Lachter, sheet-lead. 

Laeyt, late. 

Laicht, low. 

Laid, load. 

Laif, loaf, remainder. 

Landstalis, damhead. 

Lard, laird, landowner. 

Latows, lettuce. 

Lattin, lattyn, let, or granted in lease. 

Lauta, lawte, fidelity. 

Lawaris, baths. 

Ledaris, lodaris, drivers. 

Ledder, ledderyng, ladder. 

Lede, kid, lead (metal). 

Ledyn, buiden, lading. 

Leiche, lesche, leash, couple. 

Leifsum, desirable. 

Leil, leal, loyal. 

Lelely, loyally, faithfully. 

Lesum, lawful. 

Lewand, living, surviving. 

Lewar, liffar, liver, survivor. 

Lewingis, leiffingis, leavings, broken 
victuals. 

Ley/, permission. 

Liand, lyand, lying, situated. 

Lintht, length. 

Loftis, upper floors. 

Lonand, straying. 

Lonen, lonyng, right of common pas- 
turage. 

Louitt, loved. 

Lowpe, leap, small waterfall. 



Luge, lodge. 

Lycens, licence. 

Lytis, leet, list of candidates. 

Lyuys, lyveis, lives. 

Ma, may. 

Mail, rent. 

Malyn, farm. 

Manis, farm-lands. 

Maurent, homage. 

Mare, mayr, more. 

MaiTowis, fellows. 

Medo, meadow. 

Mekyll, much. 

Mele, meil, meal. 

Merchis, boundaries, confines. 

Mereit, married. 

Meris, mares, bound* 

Merkat, market. 

Mertymes, Martinmas. 

Met, meat, measure. 

Moder, mother. 

Monee, money. 

Monetht, month. 

Monist, admonished. 

Mos, moss, bog. 

Multerscheif, multure-sheaf, proportion 
paid for milling. 

Multor, multyr, multure, fee for grind- 
ing corn. 

Mwlattis, sumpter mules. 

Mwntis, amounts. 

Mwre, muir or heath. 

Mylnar, miller. 

Mynyst, diminished. 

Myre, marsh or bog. 

Nadir, nether, lower. 

Nalis, nails. 

New-cald, newly calved. 

Neyf (nativi), serf. 

Nochte, not. 

Noli, nowt, black cattle. 

Nomir, nowm^r, number. 

Noterlie, notourlie, notably. 

Nwke, corner. 

Nwrice, maintain, feed. 

Obefore, aforenamed. 
Oblist, obliged. 
Oder, oyir, other. 
Offeramdis, offerings. 
Ondefased, undelivered. 
Ondowtit, undoubted. 
Ondyr, under. 
Onkend, unknown. 
Onlaboryt, uncultivated. 
Orcheat, orchrat, orchard. 



310 



GLOSSARY. 



Ordei (Lat.), barley. 

Osaris, osier willows. 

Oukley, weekly. 

Our, owar, over, beyond. 

Ourgaif, surrendered. 

Ourman, overseer, umpire. 

Outrad, motored, settled, completion. 

Owtfcild, lying waste. 

Ox-gang, thirteen acres. 

Oye, grandson. 

Oysit, used. 

Pairtisman, partner. 

Fait, paid. 

Paizand, peing, paying. 

Pamcnt, payment. 

Panys, pains. 

Parioche, parisoun, parish. 

Pasche, Easter. 

Peccis, pecks. 

Pece, piece. 

Pclc, fortified tower. 

Perambil, perambulation. 

Pcrcell, parsley. 

Pcrtenencc, pertinents, belongings. 

Perys, piers, fences. 

Pess, 2)eys, pice, peas. 

Petis, peats. 

Pctrik, partridge. 

Phis, please. 

Pleuch, plcw, plough. 

Plough-gate, 104 acres. 

Pluffar, plover. 

Point, pint. 

Polyci, improvement. 

/, pulling. 
Prcvin, proven. 
Promovfe, promote. 
Propit, granted. 
Propyne, gift, drink -nione)\ 
Pule, pool. 
Pultre, poultry. 
Pundit, appointed. 
Pv/nd, impound. 

Pttndar, pinder, impounder of trespas- 
sing cattle. 
Puntis, points. 
Pursafant, pursuivant. 

Quavyl, who will. 
Quear, qucre, choir. 
V" Mouse, wheelhouse. 
Qut relos, complaining. 
(Julia is, whose. 
Quha/ie, whaup or curlew. 
Quhill, until. 

Quhite, quhete, quheit, wheat. 
umday, "Whitsunday. 



Quhowsvac, as soon as. 
Quhyt, white, quit. 
Quietou-t, quitted. 

Pa, roe-deer. 

Rahul: , roebuck. 

Rachis, sleuth-hounds. 

Redyng, cleansing, arranging. 

Rekys, reaches. 

Reuyl, rule. 

Reyd, red. 

Ridaris, ryderis, mounted messengers. 

Rollar, rower, boatman. 

Romany, Burgundy wine. 

Roume, dwelling, homestead. 

Roungis, rvnigis, twigs and branches 

used for fuel. 
Rown, rune, letters. 
Bud, rood. 
Ruff, roof. 

Rychtswa, in like manner. 
Rychtiuuss, rightful, lawful. 
Byg, ridge, furrow. 

■here, meal gathered round the 

mill-stone. 
R.i n in- 1, over-measure, balance. 
Rynnii, runs, circulates. 
Rysande, rising. 
Rysk, brushwood, fence. 
Ryving-out, ploughing fallow land. 

Sa, to sow. 

Salrar, cellarer. 

Salhaue, shall have. 

Sammyn, sem, same. 

Samonyc, so many. 

Sauch, willow. 

Saicy7i, sown. 

Scath, damage, hurt. 

Schafe, sheaf. 

Schaffathing, scaffolding. 

Schat, shut. 

Sehatur, chapter. 

Schavys, schawls, sheaves, bundles of 

arrows. 
Sched, ridge, field. 

pe, sheep. 
Scht /if, husked. 

v, divides. 
Schipjh rt-lamd, pasture-land. 
Srli /nts, sclaits, slates. 
ScJw, she. 
Sehortu , sworn. 

Sehot, spawning place for salmon. 
Schot-quhaip, lapwing (?). 
Schulc, shovel. 

seed. 
Scille, scle, seal. 



GLOSSAEY. 



511 



Sen, since. 

Sesing, sasine. 

Sewynti, seventy. 

Sickarest, surest. 

Siclyke, similar. 

Skyrefurisday, Maunday Thursday. 

Slakkis, hollows between hills, gaps. 

Sloit, bar, bolt. 

Smedy, smithy. 

Sornaris, loafers, obtruders. 

Souerte, surety. 

Soum, one cow's grass, or equivalent. 

Sowmys, sums. 

Sowtht, sutht, south. 

Speidfull, expedient. 

Splentis, armour lor limbs. 

Spoys, spouse. 

Squhyar, squire. 

Stankis, fish-ponds. 

Skip, stoppage. 

Sted, established. 

Stetityt, assessed. 

Stodhirdrye, office of stod-hird, or 

keeper of stots (young oxen). 
Stoik, a pile of corn sheaves. 
Stoir, live-stock. 
Stratast, strictest. 
Strekys, stretches. 
Strom, river, stream. 
Strublans, disturbance. 
Subseid, subsidy. 
Suckin or sokyn, jurisdiction attached 

to a mill. 
Suclar, suklar, suckling. 
Sueit, sweet, agreeable. 
Supple, supply. 
Sway, so. 

Swerdis, siuurdis, swords, 
Swmyr, summer. 
Syikis, rills. 
Sy kernes, security. 
Syluer, silver. 

Synage, sinage, assignment (sinatio). 
Syndrie, sundry. 

Tak, lease. 

Talis, ends, portions. 

Talzeour, tailor. 

Tane, taken. 

Teand, tend, teind, tenth part. 

Tekat, ticket. 

Tele, teal. 

Tim, they. 

Tharatour, thereupon. 

Thesaurcr, treasurer. 

Thir, these. 

Tholis, suffers, undergoes. 

Thowin, thoun, ton, farm-stead. 



Thraif, thrave, twenty-four sheaves of 

corn. 
Thrcuthis, pledges. 
Tit ride, third. 
Thryl, to bind by lease. 
Thync, thence. 
Titull, title. 
Tod, fox. 
Toder, the other. 
Toft, messuage. 
Tolcle, enclosure. 
Treys, trees, timber. 
Trottar, riding-horse. 
Tricf, turf; 
Tuay, two. 
Turs, bundle. 
Turvys, turfs. 
Tymmer, tymmire, timber. 
Tymsly, timely.. 
Tyne, lose. 
Tynsall, loss, forfeiture. 

Umest, uppermost. 

Umquhile, formerly. 

Uphalyday, first day after Christmas 

holidays. 
Uschc, end, close. 

Vail, available. 
Vale, value. 
Vanys, waggons. 
Veilc, weal. 
Velis, welis, calves. 
Virlot, varlet, attendant. 
Vitale, witaill, victual. 
Vitsounda, AVhitsunday. 
Vnadvertissand, without warning. 
Vnkot, foreign. 
Vnlaivis, breaches of law. 
Vnnemyt, unnamed. 
Vnpurgit fait, a fault for which satis- 
faction had not been made. 
Vnseathit, unhurt. 
Vnzeonis, onions. 
Vretting, writing, document. 
Vtyr, uttermost. 

Walk, to become vacant, lapse. 

Wale, choose, select. 

Walk-miln, fulling-mill. 

Walx, wax. 

Wangelis, evangels, gospels. 

Wapyn, weapon. 

War, w 7 ere. 

Warray, very. 

Waster, western. 

Watre-buttis, marshy corners of fields. 

Wayn, waggon. 



312 



t SSABT. 



led. 
Wedo, weeds, widow. 
■ ild geese. 
Wtlbacyn, well provided. 

. well, honestly. 
IVdgat, well-gate. 
J fire, to penetrate. 
Jf'ijr, wyjF, wife. 
Wilhis, willows. 
IVindokis, windows. 
Wirtyn, writing. 
Wis, ways, manners. 
.g, knowledge. 
ooL 
Woddis, woods. 

use. 
Wycht, weight, standard value. 
TVyn, to cultivate. 



Ji~i/H>.i<, alley. 
Wyndtrous, wondrous. 
Wynning pttis, drying peats. 

Yair, enclosure for capturing fish. 

Ycird, earth. 

Yham, them. 

}?«-/-, year. 

Ylkanc, each one. 

Ympyn, planting, grafting. 

Zait, zde, zet, gate, fence. 

Zame, them. 

Zard, yard. 

Zcman, common man, yeoman. 

year. 
Zoiciil, zuk, Yule, Christmas. 
Zoicng, zung, young. 



INDEX. 



Abbot's Residences {see Mansions). 
Abbtbyn (? mistake for Aberbothry), 
granted by William tbe Lion, I., 
328. 
Aberbothry (Aberbothery, Aberbotbre, 
Aberbothrie, Aberbotbryn, Abir- 
bothre, Abirbothry, Abyrbotbre, 
Abyrbothrie, Abyrbotbry) , grange 
of, I. , viii, xxx, xxxi, xliv, xlvii, 
1, 120, 126, 127, 129, 134, 135, 
141, 174, 218, 226, 234, 240, 
255, 262, 270, 271, 276, 282, 
285, 290, 299, 311, 312, 316, 
321 ; it., 11, 63, 115-117, 178, 
190, 218, 270, 271, 273, 304. 

mill of, I., 126, 127, 174 ; millers 
allowed pasturage, 135. 
Abercromby, Robert, master-saddler to 
King James VI., gift to his sons, 
II., 301. 

Elizabeth, Lady of Drurnkilbo, II., 
248. 
Aberdeen (Aberdein), I., xxiv ; church 
of (St Machar), i., 31 ; II., 6, 27, 
40, 125, 140, 204. 

Alexander, bishop of, I., 32, 33, 
35, 330. 

Gavin Dunbar, bishop of, I., 91. 

George Haly burton, bishop of, I., 
96. 

Gilbert of Greenlaw, bishopof, I., 38. 

Henry le Chen, bishop of, I., 27- 
29, 31. 

Matthew, bishop of, I., 321, 324, 
337. 

Matthew of Crambeth, dean of, I., 
347 {see Dunkeld). 

William, bishop of, II., 126. 
Abernethy, church of, I., 331. 
Abernethy (Abernethvn), Sir Alexander 
de, I., 345, 346, 349; II., 2S6, 
287. 

Sir Henry de, I., 341. 

(Sir) Hugh (de), i., xviii, 336, 346. 



Abernethy, Sir Lawrence, I., 44. 
Act, alias Tailor, George, II., 210. 
Ada, daughter of Radulf, I., 10, 340. 
Adam, goldsmith to King of England, 
I., 19, 364, M6. 
son of Angus, I., xii, 340. 
sou of Paulinus, I., 333. 
Adam, David, I., 301. 

John, I., 301. 
Adamnan's (Hunnand), St, Chapel, n., 
70 {see Campsie) ; Feast, I., 127. 
Adamson, John, I., 174, 202. 
Patrick, I., 214, 232. 
William, I., 126. 
Adbrek (Adbreth), I., xiv, 122, 329. 
Adhory (Adory) [for Auchindory], I., 
xxxii, 140, 159, 163, 204, 222, 
245, 256, 349. 
Adin, son of Aldred, I., 335. 
Adinlesk (see Auchinlech). 
Adison, William, i., 128. 
Admuir, I., xxv. 
Adnachtan, I., x, 342. 
Advocate and procurator of Cupar 
Abbey appointed, I., 312 ; Alex- 
ander M'Brek, advocate of the 
abbey, n. , 68. 
Agmondesham, Walter of, I., 21-23. 
All-lie (Erlie, Erly, Erlye, Eroly, Erolyn), 
church of, I., xiv, xxxvii, 144, 
151, 205, 216, 218, 327; II., 
87, 204, 302, 305. 
Earl of, I., xxxvi, xlvii {see Ogilvy). 
grange of, I., xlvii; n., 201, 220, 

242, 273. 
mains of, II., 220. 
Sir John (Thomas ?) Smyth, vicar- 
pensioner of, ii., 87. 
Alan (Alane, Allane), son of Robert the 

Constable, I., 327. 
Alan, Andrew, in Galloraw, I., 300. 
Andrew, in Balbrogy, II., 52, 166, 

187, 216. 
Ellen, ii., 36. 



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Alan, James, n., 188, 216. 

John, in Cupar Grange, husband 
of Ellen Brostar, i., 258. 

John, son of Ellen Brostar, I., 297 ; 
ii., 189. 

Robert, II., 166. 
Alanson (Alaneson, Alanesoun, Alan- 
sone, Alansoun,Alysone), Donald, 
in Persie and Cally, i., 269, 301, 
302. 

Jonet, ii., 48, 177, 271. 
Aldcorn (Awldcorn), Adam, I., 127. 

John, I., 124, 127. 
Aldglew, I., 131. 
Aldnecrecht (see Altecref). 
Aldowak, burn of, I., 131. 
Ale, "convent," I., xxxiii, xxxiv, 259, 
307, 310; "better," 306, 307; 
"drink of the masons," xxxiv, 
306 ; allowance to each monk, 
Ii., 110 ; allowance to carpenter, 
I., 259 ; allowance to gardeners, 
ii., 208 ; privilege of selling, n., 
179. 
Alehouse, common, of the mill of Keith- 
ock, I., 246 ; II., 22, 75, 76 [word 
alehouse omitted], 102, 104. 
Alexander II. and III., Kings of Scots, 
charters by, i., x, xii, xviii, 12, 
325, 326-329, 336, 339; II., 282. 

III., Pope, I., 334. 
Alexander, Alexander, son of Robert, 
ii., 167, 168. 

David, ii., 156, 266: Christian 
Andersone,futurespouse of David, 
ii., 156. 

Findlay (1511), I., 284; in Cow- 
byre, ii., 51, 123 ; in Brunty 
(Keithock), 182, 212, 269: An- 
nabel Angus, spouse of Findlay, 
ii., 51, 123. 

John, in Little Perth, I., 235, 238, 
253. 

John, in Pitlochry, II., 149, 267 : 
Agnes Burn, spouse of John, ii., 
149. 

Michael, I., 282 (sec also Michael- 
son). 

Robert, in Keithock, I., 236. 

Robert, II., 44-46, 134, 167, 168, 
269 : Margaret or Malie Blair, 
spouse of Robert, n., 45, 46, 
167, 168. 

Thomas, II., 159, 198, 232, 247 : 
257, 265 : Katharine Burn, spouse 
of Thomas, n., 159. 

Violet, ii., 158. 
Alexander, son of Thor, I., 341. 



Alexanderson, Alexander, i., 264. 
Donald, I., 243, 252. 
Fyndlay, i., 288. 
John, I., 241. 
Michael, I., 252, 264. 
Allan (see Alan). 
Altecref (Aldnecrecht), burn of, II., 73, 

129, 131, 234. 
Altomonte, Sir Robert de, I., 333. 
Alvah (Allwecht, Allweycht, Alueth, 

Alveld, Alveth, Alwecht, Alwect, 

Alweth, Alweycht, Alweyth, 

Aveth), church of, I., xvii, xlvii, 

30-32, 125, 131, 277, 310, 312, 

313, 317, 330; n., 26, 27, 39, 

40, 124, 125, 139, 140, 204, 287, 

302. 
Kirktown of, I., 31, 128, 277, 314. 
lands of, I., xlvii; n., 4, 139. 
Sir Gilbert Bard, and Sir George 

Scott, vicars of, II., 126. 
Alysone, Jonet, II., 271 (sec Alanson). 
Alyth (Alycht), forest of, I., xiii, 131, 

327; ii., 133. 
thanedom of, 1., 32, 131. 
Amerciament (merchyment), for not 

"doing debt" to the mill, n , 

43, 44, 73, 75 ; for trespass on 

meadow and broom-parks, 88, 

132 (sec Fines). 
Anderson (Andersone, Andersoun, An- 

drosoun, Androuson), Adam, 

monk of Cupar, I., 97. 
Alexander, II., 295. 
Sir Alexander, chantor of Cupar, 

ii., 110. 
Archibald, in Crunan, i., 312 ; II., 

120, 187, 216. 
Christian, future spouse of David 

Alexander, II., 156. 
Christian, wile of John Gibbou, n., 

155. 
David, I., 130, 220-222. 
Donald, i., 123, 129, 142, 165. 
Elspeth, I., 316. 
George, n.. 77. 
Henry, I., 121. 
Janet, wife of "William Mason, [., 

249. 
Janet, wife of Robert Hall, I., 288. 
Janet, wife of John MacNicol, II., 

142, 263. 
John, in Aberbothry, I., 126, 129. 
John, in Balbrogy, I., 143, 180. 
John, in Cupar Grange, [., 125. 
John, in Dundee, I., 205. 
John, in Freuchy, I., 299. 
Margaret, II., 105, 106. 



INDEX. 



315 



Anderson, Patrick, in Crunan, i., 312 ; 

in Keithock, n., 295. 
Simon (Sym), in Cupar Grange, 

I., 123/129, 142. 
Simon, in Tilly t'ergus, I., 140, 150, 

201. 
Thomas, I., 118. 
Thomas, in Cupar Grange, I., 123, 

129, 142, 165, 191. 
Thomas, in Keithock, n., 182, 

212, 240, 253, 298: Florence 

Barnye, his spouse, II., 240, 253. 
William, I., 121, 142. 
"William, in mill of Glenisla, i., 

125. 
Sir William, n., 200, 223, 249. 
Andrew (Andro, Andrew), Helen, i., 

294. 
Isabel, ii., 145, 263. 
John, ii., 160, 198, 224, 232, 248, 

257. 
John, younger, n., 266. 
Jone, daughter of William, n., 91. 
Sir Thomas, chaplain, n., 36, 37, 

50, 85. 
William, n., 91, 185. 
Angus, Gilchrist, Earl of, I., 344. 
Gillebryde, Earl of, I., 319, 320. 
Thomas of Durham, dean of, I., 

xlv. 
Angus, Aly, I., 196. 

Annabell, II., 51, 123. 

Anne, I., 188. 

James, I., 302; II., 31, 32, 57, 

189 : Katerine Broun, his spouse, 

ii., 31, 57, 58. 
James, their son, n., 32, 57, 58: 

Jonet Thome, his spouse, n., 57, 

58. 
John (or Angusson), in Keithock, 

I., 119, 132. 
William, I., 180, 263. 
Angusson (Angussoun), John, I., 119. 

Patrick, I., 136 (see Angus). 
Antonio, Master, I., 262. 
Apprentices to various crafts at Cupar 

Abbey, I., xxxiv, 305, 307-310. 
Arbirnyt, town of, II., 207. 
Arbiters to be appointed for partition 

of Syoks, i., 158. 
Arbroath (Aberbroth, Aberbrothick, 

Aberbrothoc), i., xx, 331. 
Abbey of, I., xviii, li, 2, 4, 10, 

12, 13, 32, 35, 319, 322, 331, 

351. 
Adam, abbot of, I., 15. 
Bernard, abbot of, I., 330, 331 (sec 

Lynton) 



Arbroath, Henry, abbot of, I., 4, 5. 
John, abbot of, i., 15. 
Reginald, abbot of, I., 5. 
Robert, abbot of, I., 14. 
Sabinus, abbot of, I., 15. 
Walter the Panitar, abbot of, I., 
38, 52. 
Arbuthnocht, Alexander, II., 279. 
Arbuthnott (Aberbuthenoth), Hugh of, 

323. 
Ardinth, Thomas, clerk of, II.-, 285. 
"Argentar," Alexander Duranie, ii., 

279. 
Argyll (Argyle, Argile, Ergyle), Bishop- 
ric of, its foundation, i., 334. 
George of Lawedre, bishop of, I., 

44. 
Harald, bishop -f, i. , 334. 
Archibald, second Earl of, I., 100. 
Colin, third Earl, I., 1. 
Earl of, ii., 251, 274, 278. 
Arithe, I., 330 (see Ericht). 
Aries, Louis Cardinal-Archbishop of, 
President of OEcumenical Council 
at Basel, I., 58, 59. 
Arowiss, William, a monk of Cupar, i., 

93. 
Arran, James, Earl of, Governor of 

Scotland, I., 106. 
Arriage (ariage, auerage), I., 172; II., 
8, 10, 11, 15, 17-19, etsaepe. 
porter free from duties of, II., 100. 
Arthur, the judge, n., 289. 
Arthurstone (Arthirstane, Arthorstane, 
Arthourstan, Arthourstane, Ar- 
thourston, Arthuristane, Arthur- 
stane), part of Balbrogy, i., xlvii, 
111, 143, 185, 234, 262, 276, 280, 
296, 299, 302, 317 ; II., 54, 126- 
128, 188, 221, 271, 304. 
Arycht, Water of, i., 129, 131, 134 (see 

Ericht). 
Ash trees to be grown in gardens of 
Cupar Abbey, ii., 208, 210 (see 
Planting). 
Assignee admitted as tenant, memoran- 
dum of process, Ii., 32 ; allowed, 
ii.. 37, 38, 43, 47, 58, 80, 81, 
111, 122, 124, 136,. 244. 
Assumptions, Book of, i., xlviii. 
Athole (Atholia, Atholl, Etholl), forest 
easements, I., xvi, 331; Queen 
Mary's progress, II., 281. 
Alan, Earl of, I., xv. 
David de Hastings, seventh Earl 
of, I., xvi, xvii, 348: Ferelith, 
his countess, I., xvii. 
David de Strathbogie, eighth Earl 



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INDEX. 



of, i., xvii, 348, 350 : Ada, his 
countess, i., xvii. 

Athole, David, son and heir of John, 
Earl of, I., 30, 31; n., 287. 
Eugenius, grandson of Henry, I., 

xvi. 
Henry, Earl of, i., 333 : Margaret, 

his countess, I., 333. 
James, Earl of, II., 304. 
John, tenth Earl of, I., xvii, 30, 31: 
Marjory, his relict, I., xvii; II., 
287. 
John, Earl of, I., 313; II., 172, 194, 

287, 301, 302. 
Malcolm, Earl of, I., xvi, 3, 331, 

334. 
Thomas, fifth Earl of, I., xvi, 329, 
331, 332 : Isabel, his countess, 
I., xvi, 331-333. 

Auchindory (Auchindore, Auchindorie, 
Auchindorye, [Adhory ? ] ), lands 
of, i., xxxii, 140, 159, 163, 204, 
222, 245, 256, 302, 814, 349 ; II., 
1, 200, 201, 220, 292. 

Auchinlech (Achinlesk, Adhinlecke, 
Adinlesk, Adnelisk, Auchineth, 
Auchinlechte, Auchinleck, Auch- 
inleth, Auchinleycht, Auchin- 
leyth, Auchlech, Auchleche, 
Auchnalesch, Auchnalese, Auch- 
ynlech, Auchynlesk, Authin- 
lecthe, Over and Nether, Augh- 
inleskis, Awchinlecthe), in sher- 
iffdom of Alyth, lands of, I., 
xix, 32, 131, 233, 264, 266, 272, 
287, 288, 293, 294, 297-300, 302, 
303, 347; II., 146-148, 197, 246, 
247, 256, 264, 265. 
brewland of, I., 287, 297 ; n., 152, 

153, 231. 
brewery of, I., 275. 

Auchinlek, William, monk of Cupar, 
II., 110. 

Auchnakathyl (Achnekathyl, Adne- 
kathyl, Audmakathis, Aythna- 
kethill), lands of, I., xxxviii, 
xliii, 32, 137, 149, 152, 161. 

Auchterlony, David, L, 279. 

Audit of accounts of Cupar Abbey to 
be made twice a year, n., 110. 

Austeyn, Elene, i., 283. 

Avenel (Anveill, Anweill, Auenell), 
Gervase, I., 325. 
Robert (de), I., 319, 320. 

"Awery," masterof the, to Queen Mary, 
John Oliphant, II., 278, 281. 

Axes, tenants to have them for wapin- 
schawings, i., xxxii, 194-196, 200. 



Bailiery of Cupar, office of, its 
history, i., xxxv, xxxvi ; its 
abolition, 116, 117 ; bailie's fee 
(1561), 362; James, Lord Ogilvy's, 
fee from Glentullach and Auch- 
indory, and confirmation in the 
office, II., 2; his duties and 
privileges, 2, 3 ; bond to Cupar 
convent, 292 ; letter of James V. 
in his favour, 297 ; bailie's right 
to appoint deputes, 3 ; bailies 
to attend the hunts, 107 ; 
bailiery of Alvah, i., 277; "sub- 
office " of bailiery of Murthly in 
Athole, i., 239, 240; n., 100; 
William Forbes of Tolleis ap- 
pointed bailie of Murthly in 
Mar (1493), I., 244 ; bailies 
specially "constitute" by the 
convent, I., 278 ; II., 64, 67, 75, 
76, 81, 84, 86, 93-95. 113, 
114, 121, 137, 165; record of 
court held by Mr David Camp- 
bell, bailie-depute, II., 129-131 
(see Courts). 
Bain (see Bayne). 
Bait, William, n., 211. 
Baitscheill (Baitchel, Baitcheyl, Baith- 
chel, Baithschell, Baitscheill, 
Baitschel, Baitschele, Baitschell, 
Batchel, BatecheL Batschail, 
Batschele, Batschell, Baytcheill, 
Bechel, Bechell, Beithschehill, 
Beithschel, Betschell), lands of 
the, i., xli, 135, 177, 212, 227, 
229, 235, 249, 286, 299, 302, 
310; ii., 3, 4, 21, 74, 97, 101, 
103, 169, 170, 179, 183, 184, 214, 
224, 227, 243, 272, 293, 294, 
296. 

boat of, i., 177, 212, 223. 

commonty of, I., 248; II., 28, 45, 
76, 88, 102, 104, 118, 134, 179. 

fishings of, II., 184. 

Haugh, I., 313, 316 ; n., 43, 44, 
49, 77, 89, 118, 132, 172; the 
Hole in, II., 118. 

Hill, I., 246, 247, 256, 260, 261, 
273, 276, 277 ; II., 20, 27, 179, 
212. 

porter's house at, n., 100. 

walk-mill of, II., 272. 
Bakbutar, John, I., 225. 
Bakehouse at abbot's place of Campsie, 

ii., 69. 
Baker of the convent, n., 110 ; Queen's 
muster-bakers, payment to them, 
from the thirds of Cupar, II., 275. 



INDEX. 



317 



Baking, freedom of, i., 181, 246; II., 

22, 75, 76, 102, 104. 

Balbrogy (Grange), Easter, Over, and 

Wester, lands of, I., xxxviii, 

xlvii, 143, 153, 168, 179, 184- 

186, 234, 241, 246, 250, 263, 264, 

278, 281, 283, 286, 291, 297, 301, 

302, 313, 317, 343 ; II., 9, 10, 

22, 41-43, 47, 48, 52, 54, 61, 62, 

75, 76, 80, 98, 102, 108, 122, 

128, 166, 171, 172, 177, 186, 187, 

215, 235, 269, 271. 

Berntoun (i.e. east half) of, I., 179. 

The Ferth (i.e. a sixth of the west 

half), I., 250. 
Moss or Mnir of, i., 144, 145 ; n., 
24, 29, 41, 43, 47, 48, 52, 61, 
62, 81, 99, 108, 122, 166, 171. 
Chapel of St Mary in, n., 207. 
Chapel-town of, I., 205, 226, 234. 
fishings of, i., 303; II., 167, 169, 

187. 
Myddeltonn (i.e. west half) of, i., 

234. 
parks (see Parks). 
Balcarres, Lord, i., Hi. 
Balcassay, lands of, I., 342. 
Balfour, Annabel, I., 246. 
Beatrice, n., 64. 

Sir James, i., vii, liii; his Annals, 
xv ; his MSS. in Advocates 
Library, liv. 
Balgally, i., xii, 340. 
Balgersho(Balgirscho, Balgirschow, Bal- 
greschah, Balgreschow, Balgyr- 
sche, Balgyrscho, Ballgirschow, 
Ballgyrco, Bawgrescho), lands 
of, I., xlvii, 111, 118, 138, 149, 
155, 176, 214, 232, 262, 291, 299, 
300, 303; II., 66, 90, 91, 185, 
214, 235-237, 2C9, 252. 
walk-mill of, n., 185, 225. 
Balgillo, laird of, II., 201, 219 (see Blair). 
Balheri, Osbert de, I., 344. 
Balinite, lands of \see Balmyle). 
Baliol (Balioll, Balliol), King John de, 

I., 28, 345. 
Ballunv (Ballowny, Bawluny), Alan, I., 
132. 
Anne, I., 316. 
Ellen, i., 312. 

Walter, I., 281, 312 (see Balwany). 
Balmerino (Balelmeryemath, Balmeri- 
noch, Balmurinach), lands of, I., 
xv, 341. 
abbey of, I., vii. 
Richard, abbot of, I., 44. 
Thomas, abbot of, II., 288. 



Balmerino, Arthur, sixth Lord, i., liii. 
James, first Lord, I., li; n., 304. 
James, Master of, II., 300. 
John, third Lord, I., liii. 
John, Lord, n., 300. 
Balmyle (Balmyl, Balmy 11, Bawlmyl, 
Bawmyl, Bawmyle, Bawmyll), 
[wrongly Balinite, Salunle], lands 
of, I., xlvii, 121, 130, 142, 182, 
210, 234, 237, 238, 258, 262, 271, 
290, 300, 302, 303, 317, 318 ; 
ii., 24, 28, 58, 120, 188, 216, 
222, 223, 236, 271. 
Baltody, Moss of, I., xviii, 346. 
Balwany (Bauvany), Anne, I., 281. 

Walter, i., 281 (see Balluny). 
Balwarde, Walter, n., 64. 
Banchory- Devenick (Banchrydeueny), 

lands of, I., 12. 
Banevin, Adam of, II., 283 (see Benevin). 
Bannerman, John, n., 280. 
Barbour (Barbor, Barbur), Anne (Por- 
tar ?), I., 188, 262 : John, her son, 
i., 188, 194 : John, husband of 
Anne Portar, I., xxvii, 132, 145- 
147. 
John, friar, I., 262. 
Katte, II., 182, 212. 
Bandrici (wrongly Banditi), Roger filius, 

I., x, 339; II., 288. 
Barclay (Barcley, Barklay, Bercklai, 
Bercklay, Berclay, Bercly, Berk- 
eley, Berkla, Berklei), Andrew, 
son of George, and husband of 
Violet Strang, i., 316. 
(Mr) Andrew, n., 5, 297. 
(Berclay) Sir David de, i., 33. 
George, I., 260, 276, 283, 300, 316; 
ii. , 79 : Elizabeth Barry, spouse 
of George, i., 276; n., 79. 
Jonet, wife of Alexander Lindsay, 

I., 316. 
Jonet, wife of Robert Montgomery, 

ii., 52, 53. 
(Bercklai, Berklai) Robert de, I., 

333, 335, 337. 
(Barcley, Berkeley), Walter (de), 

chamberlain, I., 322, 323, 325. 
(Berkeley, Berklei), William de, I., 

322. 
The widow (Jonet?), n., 202. 
Barley, stable dung granted for, I., 135 

(see Bere). 
Barnie (see Berny). 

Baron (Baroun, Barrone, Barroun, Ber- 
roun), Alexander in Forthir, I., 
265. 
John, in Bellaty, I., 279, 292, 295. 



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Baron, John, and John, son of Robert, 

in Glenmarky, I., 2S2. 
John, in Meikle Forthir, n., 196, 

229. 
John, younger, in Innerarity, II., 

197, 230, 237, 246. 
Jonet, ii., 160. 
Katherine, n., 149. 

Robert, in Forthir, husband of 

Elizabeth Spalding, I., 265, 288, 

297. 
Robert, in Bellaty and Freuchy, 

ii., 163, 198, 224, 266: Jonet 

Clerk, spouse of Robert, n., 163. 
Baronies belonging to Cupar (see Glen- 

isla, Keithock). 
Barry, David, monk of Cupar, I., 93. 

Elizabeth, I., 276; II., 79. 
Basel, GEcumenical Council of, i., 51-59. 
Bastards — David Pullour to bring his 

son John Watson to the Kirk, 

and leave him his goods, I. 290 ; 

six children of "four brether of 

the place," I., 317. 
Battele, Richard de la, I. , xi, 338. 
Baxter (Bakster, Baxtar), Alexander, in 

Kemphill, i., 193. 
Alexander, son of Walter, in Baits- 

cheill, ii., 118, 134, 180. 
Andrew, in Cowbyre, l , 172. 
Andrew, in Baitscheill, I., 223. 
Andrew, in Tillyfergus, 1., 302. 
Anne, L, 298, 311. 
Clement, II., 206. 
Donald, I., 233, 268. 
Finlay, I., 150, 200, 245, 269. 
Henry, n., 158. 
James, I., 301. 

John, carver, I., xxxiii, 259, 268. 
John, in Tillyfergus, I., 158, 245, 

268. 
John, in Aberbothry, I., 234. 
John, in Cowbyre, I., 245. 
John (1506, deceased), I., 258. 
John, in Kirkhillocks, II., 154, 155, 

198, 231, 247, 256, 257, 265 : 
Margaret M'Nycholl (Makny- 
choll), spouse of John, ii., 155, 
265. 

John, in Cambok, n., 158, 257, 

265 : Jonet Kenzeocht, spouse of 

John, ii., 158. 
Jonet, ii., 147, 265. 
Law, I., 172. 
Margaret, spouse of John Wilson, 

I., 273. 
Margaret, in Kirkhillocks, n., 198, 

231, 247. 



Baxter, Patrick, in Perth, I., 254; II., 

205. 
Quentin, I., 223. 
Robert, II., 210, 223 : Elizabeth 

Anderson, his wife, n., 223. 
Thomas, in Aberbothry, i., 126, 

129, 134, 141, 174. 
Thomas, in Tillyfergus, I., 299. 
Walter, in Galloraw, I., 280, 281, 

298. 
Walter, in Baitscheillhangh, I., 

299, 313; II., 43, 44, 118, 184, 

214: Bessie Dugude, alias Bar- 

nye, spouse of Walter, II., 43, 44, 

118: Walter's sister, I., 2.80, 281. 
William, I., 130, 269, 301. 
William, a monk of Cupar, I., 97; 

(Blare?), sub-prior of Cupar, II., 

110. 
Bawclownane, march of, I., 131. 
Bawschaddir Karne, hill of, i., 131. 
Bayne (Bain, Bane, Bayn), Adam, I., 

269. 
David, abbot of Cupar, I., 1, 86-88, 

et saepe (see Cupar), 
William, L, 147, 151, 162. 
Beans, planting of, I., 163-165. 
Beaumont, Roger de, chancellor of Scot- 
laud, i., 325 (see Bellomont). 
Beds, "ait thrafe" for, I., 176 ; feather 

and other, to be provided for 

convent's use at Campsie, i., 

xlvi ; II., 71. 
Beet to be grown in gardens, n.. 

210. 
Beg, Gilbert, I., 158. 

John, I., 136, 291, 298. 
William Paterson, i., 153. 
Belacktvn, I., xiii, 325 (see Bellaty). 
Bell (Bel), Andrew, in Campsie, I., 220, 

222. 
Andrew, in Cowbyre, n., 184 ; in 

Galloraw, 185 ; in Balbrogy, 235 : 

Cristin Boyde, spouse of Andrew, 

ii., 235. 
Elizabeth, I., 314. 
Ellen, ii., 221. 
Elspeth, i., 261. 
Janet, I., 311; II., 7". 
John, in Campsy, I., 221, 227, 237, 

242, 274 (elder and younger). 
John, I., 298. 
John, in Newcausay, husband of 

Mary or .Maud Turnbull, I., 308, 

311; II., 45. 
John, in Causayend, I., 74, 101, 

169, 170, 269: Katherine Beruy, 

his spouse, n., 74, 169, 170, 215. 



INDEX. 



319 



Bell, Katherine, I., 261. 
Marion, n., 132. 
Patrick, i., 221, 227, 237, 274. 
Peter or Pery, i., 137, 154. 
Ranald, I., 255, 276. 
Thomas, carpenter, I., 173, 261, 

305, 307, 311. 
"Walter, i., 233. 

The widow, in Newcausay, II., 213. 

Bellaty (Ballaty, Belacktyn, Belady, 

Bellady, Bellite, Bellitie), town 

and lands of, I., xiii, 206, 223, 

265-269, 275, 278, 279, 284, 292, 

294, 299, 301-303, 325; II., 160- 

162, 198, 232, 247, 248, 257, 266, 

295. 

Newton of, I., 295; il, 106, 223, 

232, 248 (see Newton). 

Bellomont, Robert de, third Earl of 

Leicester, I., 325 (see Beaumont). 

Belt of Chinese silk, at Cupar Abbey in 

1296, I., 365. 
Bendochy (Benachty, Bendachi, Ben- 
dachy, Bendachty, Bendocthie, 
Bendocthye, Benethy, Bennathy. 
Bennaty, Benothy), church of, 
I., xxxvii, xxxix, xl, xlvii, 1, li, 
121, 135, 208, 215, 272, 273, 305; 
ii., 63, 204, 254, 296, 302. 
lady priest (or dominical chaplain) 
and parish clerk of, II., 59, 63, 
72, 75, 76, 78, 93, 95, 99, 104-106, 
109, 116-120, 122-121, 127, 129, 
134, 135, 137, 165, 166, 168, 
172, 175, 178. 
Sir Henry Butry and David Blair 

in, I., 135. 
Archibald Campbell, parish clerk 
of, il, 12; John Turnbull, vicar 
of, il., 119; Sir John Galloway, 
vicar of, n., 119. 
lands and teinds of, II., 3, 4, 217. 
Benevin (Banevin, Ben vie), Adam of, 

I., xiv ; II., 283. 
Benmunth, hill of, n., 100 (see Bew- 

month). 
Bent, carriage of (see Carriage). 
Beny [for Berny], Annabel, I., 311 (see 

Berny). 
Bere, I., 162, et passim (see Sowing) ; to 
bo sown in a "shed," i., 172, 
188; "ring heir," i., 178, 209, 
241, 280 ; oath on delivery of 
teind beir, i., 217 ; value of 
Queen's thirds of, at Cupar, II., 
275 (see Barley). 
Bernard, son of Brian [wrongly Bain], 
I., 321; ii., 284. 



Bernard, in the Kemphill, i., 246. 

parson of Lynton, abbot of Ar- 
broath, etc. (see Arbroath). 
See Berny. 
Bernardines, or Cistercian monks, their 

dress, I., vi. 
Bernardson (Sir), Alexander, cellarer 
of Cupar, I., 276, 286-288 (see 
Berny). 
Bernton, The (part of Balbrogy), I., 179. 
Berny (Barnard, Barnie, Barny, Ber- 
nard, Bernay, Bernye), Alex- 
ander, I., 290; II., 46, 182, 211, 
212, 224, 225, 253. 
Alexander (Bernard, Bernardson), 
cellarer of Cupar, I., 93, 97, 276, 
286-288, 304. 
Annabel, I.. 311: II., Ill, 112. 
Bessie, n., 43, 44,' 47, 118, 119, 313. 
Ellen, II., 43, 235. 
Florence, n., 253. 
Katherine (Katte), n., 74, 169, 

174, 182, 212, 237. 
James, I., 246-248. 
Robert, in Keithock, I., 288; II., 
74, 76, 101, 183, 213, 237, 299: 
Elizabeth Cumyng, spouse of 
Robert, ii., 237. 
Robert, carpenter, i., 310. 
"William, i., 286. 
Berry, Duncan, n., 205. 
Richard, n., 205. 
William, n., 205. 
Berwick -on-Tweed, castle of, I., xx ; 
homage performed there by 
Abbot Andrew, i., 16, 19, 28. 
Betoun, Robert, n., 232. 
Bevercotes, "William of, I., 23. 
Bewmonth (Bewmont, Benmunth), hill 

of, I., 246; II., 100, 293. 
Binning (Binin, Byning), David of, 
abbot of Melrose, I., 38, 40. 
William of, prior of Newbattle and 

abbot o+' Cupar, I., xlix, 12, 13. 
William, smith to Cupar Monastery. 
I., 306. 
Birch trees (see Planting). 
Bishop's subsidy, I., 156, 205, 215, 219; 
il., 6, 40, 125, 140, 204; visita- 
tion, i., 136, 156, 205 ; proxies, 
ii., 87. 
Bisset (Bissat, Byseth), George, i., 105; 
Margaret, his wife, I., 105. 
Sir Robert, i., 349. 
(Sir) William (de), i., 336, 347. 
William, in Balbrogv, IL, 297. 
Black (Blak), Elene, I., 302. 
John, I., 256, 303. 



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INDEX. 



Black, Jonat, wife of John Crago, i., 314. 
Jonat, wife of James Greyn, i., 314. 
Thomas, in Auekindorv, husband 

of Jonet M'Rav (Murray?), I., 256, 

302. 
Thomas, tacksman of teind-sheaves 

of Blackstone (1478), i., 217. 
Thomas, in Blackstone, tacksman 

of teinds of Garden and Blaikkie, 

etc. (1542), II., 218, 220. 
Blacklaw (Blaklaw), lands of, n., 190, 

217. 
corn-mill of, L, xxxviii, 276, 279, 

280, 302, 311, 312; n., 9, 29, 

60, 63, 67, 93, 96, 105, 106, 115- 

117, 122, 178. 
Blackness Castle, i., xx. 
Blackstoun (Blakistone, Blakistoun, 

Blakstone), town and lands of, 

i., 217, 303 ; II., 7, 201, 219, 

220. 
Blaikkie, II., 219. 
Blair, church of, l. , xii. 

common muir of, I. , xiii, 327. 
lands of, i., xix, 227, 274, 290, 325. 
Meikle, I., xiii, 327. 
(or Blairgowrie), marsh of, i., viii, 

325. 
Blair (Blar, Blare, Blayre) of Ardblair, 

House of, I., xxxvi. 
Andrew, II., 240. 
Cristine, n., 14-16, 77. 
David, apprentice mason, L, 309. 
David, cellarer of Cupar, I., xl, 142. 
David, of Bendochv, I., xxxvii, 

xlv, 1, 165, 205, 208, 215. 
David, of Jordanstown, I., xxxvii, 

160. 
Elizabeth, spouse of David Essie, 

II., 165. 
Elizabeth, spouse of George Ewen, 

ii., 84. 
George, in Persie, i., 269, 289. 
Mr George, I., 318; n., 217. 
John, apparent of Balgillo, n., 180. 
Lawrence, II., 66. 
Malie, spouse of Robert Alexander, 

II., 45, 46. 
Marjory, spouse of William Roger, 

I., xxxviii, xxxix; n., 16, 17. 
Patrick (of), I., 125, 129. 
Rachel, wife of Dr Joseph Robert- 
son, I., xxxvii. 
Stephen, i., xi, xiv, 328, 333,337. 
William, abbot of Kinloss, cellarer 

and abbot of Cupar, l., xl, xlix, 

39-48. 
William, monk of Cupar, I., 97, 



304; (Baxter?), sub-prior, n., 

no. 

Blair, William, of Bargillo, I., xxxvi, 
xxxviii ; II., 180 (see Balgillo). 

Blak Slakkis, 131. 

Blaklok, Elizabeth, n., 137, 165. 

Blarachnoch ( Blarachna, Blarachnach), 
lands of, I., xxxviii, 137, 149, 161. 
muir of, I., 171, 199. 

Blund, William, I., 341. 

Boar, a "fed," rental from mill, n., 13, 
56, 59, 94, 190, 191 ; "clean- 
fed," 133, 182, 193. 

Boat of the Baitscheill, duties of the 
tacksmen, I., 212, 256 ; let to 
Ellen of Foyd, 223 ; the tacks- 
man to be sweet and gentle, and 
serve all comers, 256. 
boat at Campsie to be maintained 
by tacksmen, 220, 221, 227, 237; 
monastery to find boat and fisher- 
men, 222. 

Boatmaster to the monastery, I., 130. 

Boatmen of Isla (see Isla). 

Boghall, House of, n., 179, 221. 

Bog mill, The, in Carsegrange, I. , 311; 
II., 50, 51, 85, 90, 92, 105, 112, 
114, 118, 121, 128, 202, 252, 270. 

Bogside (Boigsyde) or Inchok (Incheo- 
weche), lands of, n., 42, 80, 200, 
235, 281. 
Wester, n., 135, 136. 

Bonar, " Dene" George, i., 97 ; n., 210. 
John, i., 13", 132. 
Thomas, I., 118, 122, 126, 151, 238. 

Bondage of tenants of Adnekathyl to 
grange of Balbrogy abolished, I., 
153. 

Bonds of maintenance to Cupar, II., 
292, 300, 301. 

Bondington, W r illiam of, chancellor of 
Scotland, I., 326. 

Boniface VIII., Pope, Scottish ecclesi- 
astical nominations by, I., 25, 
27, 345. 
IX.. Pope, his relation to the 
Scottish Church, I., 67, 71. 

"Book" (mass-book), in church of 
Fossoqnhy, L, 156, 215 ; in 
Hathie and Airlie, 217. 

Booths in Perth, possessed by Cupar 
convent, I., 254 ; n., 77, 206. 

Borne (see Burn). 

Bosco (Bois, Boyis), Sir Galfred de, I., 
. 333. 
W T illiam de, chancellor, I., 327, 329, 

341; ii., 282. 
(See Bowis, Boyis, Boyse. ) 



INDEX. 



321 



Boswell, Mr Robert, rector of Restalrig, 

I., 262. 
Bovage, I., 192, 203, 224. 
Bowar (Bouar), or Bowmaker, "Walter, 

abbot of Inchcolm, I., 45. 
Bowchart (see Butcbart). 
Bowbouses, teinds of tbeir, reserved 

by convent of Cupar, II., 136. 
Bowis, alias Matbe, William, II., 210. 
Bowkail, to be grown in tbe gardens of 

Cupar abbey, II., 208, 209. 
Bows and "schavis," tenants to bave 
tbem for wapinscbawings, I., 
xxxii, 194-196, 200. 
Boyd (Boid, Boyde, Boyid), Cristin, 
II., 235. 
James, I., 288. 

Jobn, in Keithock (1473), I., xlv, 

166, 172, 188, 196, 230, 231, 254: 

Elizabetb, his wife, I., 230. 

Jobn, in Keitbock (1559), n., 270. 

"Walter, Ii., 174: Katberine Barnye, 

his spouse, n., 174. 
William, I., 311; II., 185, 214, 
299 : Margaret Turnbull, his 
spouse, i., 311. 
Boyis, William de, prior of Pluscardine, 

I., 47. 
Boyse, John de, II., 293. 
Braa, Walter de, I., 121. 
Brade (Brad), John, apprentice mason, 
I., 308. 
William, i., 289. 
Brass, lands of, I., 7. 
Brechin, Cupar tenement in, n., 207 ; 
obligations of Cupar to the see of, 
I., 253 ; II., 204. 
Henry de, son of Earl David, I., 

xii, 343. 
(Sir) "William of, I., xii, 15, 343. 
Gilbert Forestar, archdeacon of, I., 

41, 42. 
Alex. P. Forbes, bishop of, I., vi. 
Adam, bishop of, chancellor of 

Scotland, I., 33, 34. 
David, Earl of, i., 15. 
Gregory, bishop of, I., 10. 
John Crannoch, bishop of, I., 41-43. 
John Hepburn, bishop of, I., 94, 

95, 107. 
John of Eyninmund, bishop of, i., 

31, 349; II., 288. 
JohnSinclair, bishop of, I., 107,108. 
Leonard Lesley, bishop of, I., Ii. 
Walter Forestar, bishop of, I., 38, 

42. 
William Meldrum, bishop of, I., 
94, 95. 



Bresok [see Brisauch). 

Brewer at Carse Grange, I., 212 ; brewer 
of the lord abbot, n., 90, 91 ; 
brewer of the convent, 110. 

Brewery, office of, at Keithock, i., 151 ; 
II., 75 ; at Kincreich, i., 206 ; at 
Auchinlech, 275. 

Brewhouse, i., 140, 259, 297; of the 
church of Glenisla, 275 ; at 
abbot's place of Campsie, II., 69, 
71. 

Brewing, privilege of, i., 181, 241, 246, 
271, 297, 318 ; n., 22, 34, 44, 
51, 63, 65, 76, 88, 89, 93, 98, 
102, 104, 105, 118, 132, 162, 226, 
260. 

Brewland, The (of Cupar), ii., 161, 162, 
200, 233, 234, 2 19, 250, 267, 271. 
Brewland, at Muirhouse in Carse 
Grange, II., 92, 203 ; of Auchin- 
lech, 152, 153, 198, 231 ; of Cally, 
194 ; "broster land " of Bogmill, 
202, 203. 

Brian [vjrongly Bain], Bernard, son of, 
I., 321; ii., 284. 

Brice (see Bryce). 

Bridge, wooden, to be erected by tenants 
of Cowbyre, I., 173 ; of Perth, 
ii., 205. 

Bridistone, II., 219. 

Bridy (see Brydie). 

Brig End, in the Carse, II., 226. 

Brigham, parliament of, i., 15, 16, 347. 

Brisauch (Brasauch, Bresaucht, Brescho, 
Bresok, Brisaucbt, Brischo, Bry- 
sauch, Brysaucht), Agnes, n., 
263, 272. 
Anne, n., 238. 

John, in Cambok, i., 267 (elder), 
275, 293, 296 (younger) ; in Bel- 
laty, 301. 
Jonet, ii., 142, 196, 229, 263. 
Robert, in Craigneuydy, i., 227. 
Robert, in Cambok, I., 298, 299. 
Tibbe, ii., 79, 243. 
William, in mill of Downie and 
Innerarity, I., 270, 292, 299; n., 
196, 230. 

Brooches, small and old, at Cupar abbey 
in 1296, I., 365. 

Broom, planting of, I., xxx, xxxi ; to 
be reserved for the abbey, 180, 
187 ; allowed to keeper of place 
of Campsie, n., 71 ; used for 
the hearths and ovens of the 
abbey, 169. 

Broom-parks, to be made by tenants, I., 
171, 174 ; the broom-park at 



322 



INDEX. 



Keithock, n., 74, 170; broom- 
parks, not to be destroyed, but 
"haynit" and kept free from 
cattle, I., 246; n., 16, 22, 28, 
44, 88, 97, 102, 104, 114, 132 ; 
Gilbert Ra appointed to keep 
Keitbock broom-parks, I., 246 ; 
rules for cultivation of east park 
at Galloraw, II., 169. 
Brostar (Browstar), Ellen, i., 297. 

John, ii., 236, 239, 252: Katherine 
Mertzeoun, his wife, II., 236, 239. 
Brown (Bron, Broun, Browun, Brun, 
Brune, Brwne, de Bruno), Agnes, 
widow of John Gibson, I., 192, 
193, 203, 224; Agnes, widow of 
David Jackson, n., 117, 118,251. 

Alexander, n., 127. 

Andrew, in Drimmie, I., 122, 126, 
132. 

Andrew, in Cowbyre, i., 135, 139. 

Andrew, in Carse Grange, I., 154. 

Andrew, in Baitscheillhaugh, hus- 
band of Anne Lion, I., 261. 

Andrew, apprentice mason, I., 307. 

Berty, n., 275, 277. 

David, ii., 102, 183, 213, 214. 

Gilbert, I., 254. 

George, perfumer in Perth, ii., 64, 
65 : Beatrice Balfour, his spouse, 
ii., 64, 65. 

Henry, II., 127, 203, 225, 241, 254, 
273 : Marjory Scot, spouse of 
Henry, ii., 127, 241, 254, 273. 

James, n., 127. 

John, in Balgersho, I., 155, 176. 

John, in Tillyfergus, I., 269. 

John, in Galloraw, I., 316; II., 77, 
78, 185, 215 ; Tybbe Gray, spouse 
of John, 77 ; John, elder, 208, 
209; John, carpenter, I., 308; 
John, mason, 307 ; John, friar, 
304. 

John, in Baitscheill, II., 184, 214. 

Sir John, I., 32, 330, 350 (de Bruno). 

Katherine, n., 31, 57, 58. 

Sir Paul, I., 273, 276. 

Robert, in Tillyfergus, i., 301. 

Robert, monk of Cupar, i., 97. 
Bruce, James, bishop of Dunkeld, i., 
44, 62, 73. 

Robert de, King of Scots, i., xix, 
xx, 330, 345-347. 
Bruch, William, I., 334., 
Brunty (Bronty, Brwnty), lands of, I., 
xliv, 121, 122, 137, 154, 204, 
228, 263. 

mill of, ii., 207. 



Brunty (Brunte) Hill, lands of, n., 33, 

182, 212. 
Bruybale, Donald, I., 130. 
Bryce (Brice, Bris, Brys), John, in 
Cambok, i., 293; in Forthir, 
267 ; in Pitlochry (husband of 
Agnes Ramsay), n., 150, 267; 
alias Findlay, John, 196, 229, 
245. 

Thomas, I., 294, 301. 
Brydie (Bride, Bridy, Bryde), Andrew, 
in Redgon, i., 299 ; in Keithock, 
ii., 269. 

James, i., 317; n., 182, 212, 249. 
Brydison, John, I., 132, 147. 
Bryson (Brison, Brusoun, Brysone), 
Duncan, I., 237. 

James, in Forthir, I., 292. 

alias Jame, James, in Kirkhillocks, 
ii., 154, 256, 265 : Jonet M'Xy- 
choll, his spouse, II., 154, 265. 

John, I., 265. 

Sir Robert, i., 253, 260. 

Simon, husband of Cristine Ogilvy, 
i., 273, 285, 312. 

Thomas, I., 240. 
Bucham, lands of, I., 140, 164, 205, 

255, 284, 300. 
Buchan, Andrew of, abbot of Cupar, after- 
wards bishop of Caithness and 
Cupar (see Caithness and Cupar). 

Alexander Cumin, Earl of, I., 323, 
326. 

John (of), i., 177, 210. 

William, i., 148. 

William Cumin, Earl of, I., 10, 
322, 323, 328, 329 ; ii., 282. 
Bucklers, tenants to have them for 
wapinschawings, I., xxxii, 194- 
196, 200, etc. (see Wapinsckaw- 
ings). 
Building enjoined on tenants in leases 
in general terms, I., 161, 163, 
165-168, 170, 171, 174, 176-179, 
181-183, and oflen to 206, 255 ; 
ii., 7, 9-11, 14, 15, 17-19, 107, 
141, 176. 

special clause, i., 232, 248 (for 
"hospitality"), 256 (do.), 260 
("zerd" house, do.); allowed, 
246; ii., 104; of house in Perth, 
ii., 76 (see Mills). 
Bunch (Bunche, Bunchss, Bwnche, 
Bunge), Fynlay, I., 143. 

Helen, I., 281, 312. 

John, in Cowbyre, I., 132 ; ap- 
prentice smith, cousin of Sir 
Walter, I., 308. 



INDEX. 



323 



Bunch, Patrick, in Balbrogy, I., 181, 
183. 

Patrick, in Keithock, husband of 
Annabel Balfour, I., 246, 248, 
249, 257, 260, 261 ; II., 20, 27. 

Walter (dene, Sir), monk of Cupar, 
i., 93, 175, 200, 308. 

Walter, in Syoks, i., 134, 136. 
Burd (table) cloths, I., xlvi ; n., 71. 
Burgh of barony, privileges of, I., 246, 
256, 273 ; II., 22, 44, 49, 75, 76, 
88, 97, 104, 118, 134, 168, 170, 
179 ; granted to Keithock in 
1492, 300 (see Keithock). 
Burlie, Laird of, I., 251. 
Burn, barony of, I., 251. 
Burn (Borne, Burne, Bwrn), Agnes, II., 
119. 

Donald, in Elrick and Pitlochry, 
I., 265, 266, 294, 295, 299; II., 
197, 231. 

Donald, in Auchinleck, n., 147, 
256, 264 : Jonet Robison, spouse 
of Donald, II., 147, 265. 

Donald, in Dalnacabok, II., 230, 
246, 253. 

Duncan, tailor, I., 129. 

Duncan, in Inverarity, I., 264, 
298. 

Duncan, in Elrick, I., 295. 

Duncan, in Freuchy, I., 298. 

James, n., 159, 198, 232, 257, 266. 

John, I., 265, 266, 294. 

Jonet, mother of James Ogilvy, n., 
148, 246, 256, 265. 

Jonet, wife of John Taylor, II., 158. 

Katherine, u., 159. 

William, i., 227; II., 155, 159, 
163, 197, 230, 231, 246, 248, 251, 
256, 264 : William, son of Wil- 
liam, II., 155, 163, 264: Agnes 
Clerk, spouse of William, n., 
163, 256. 
Burnet, Walter, I., 333. 
Burt (Burch), Andrew, n., 95, 184, 214, 
299 : Agnes Flemyng, his spouse, 
ii., 95, 273. 

Henry, i., 263. 

John, in Crunan, i., 269, 302. 

John, in Coltyards, n., 119, 182, 
212, 238 : Margaret Dulie, spouse 
of John, ii., 119, 238. 

Robert, i., 304. 

Robert, monk of Cupar, I., 93, 97. 

Sir Thomas, I., 276. 

William, n., 273. 
Bursa pauperum at Cupar abbey, II., 
228. 



Bursar of Cupar abbey, i., 283 ; his 
portion, n., 109, 110 ; election 
of, 110. 

Butchart (Bouchard, Bouchart, Bow- 
chard, Bowchart, Buschart, Bus- 
cort), James, II., 103, 252: Crys- 
tyne Kele, his spouse, II., 252. 
John, I., 283, 299 ; n., 102, 103, 
201, 244, 252: Agnes Watsoun, 
spouse of John, n., 102, 103, 
244. 
Jonet, I., 141. 
Robert, I., 251. 

William, I., 122, 133, 153, 159, 
160, 206, 283, 298 : Jonet, his 
spouse, I., 206. 

Butry, Sir Henry, pai -on of Bendochy, 
i., 135. 

Butter, as rent, I., xxvii ; fresh, from 
Forthir tenants on six feast- 
days, 157 ; plate of, from an 
Athole tenant, 169, 225, 252 ; 
amount to be given from new- 
calved and furrow-cows of the 
abbey, n., 200, 261 ; allowance 
to monks of Cupar, 110. 

Butter (Buter, Butir, Buttyr), Alan, I., 
147. 
Annabel, II,, 227. 
John, in Croftarthur, I., 120 ; in 
Syoks, 122, 136 ; in Baitscheill- 
hill, ii., 4, 214. 
Katherine, I., 191. 
William, i., 235. 

Butter's Hill, in burgh of Keithock, i., 
247 ; ii., 101, 169. 

Buttiris Cally, lands of, I., 131 {see 
Cally). 

Buying and selling, right of, granted 
to monks of Cupar by William 
the Lion, i., ix, 323 ; n., 291. 

Byrlay court to be held weekly, i., 
xxxv, 230 (see Overman). 

Cairnsmull (Kirkinner), church of, in 

Galloway, I., 75-78. 
Caithness, Adam, bishop of, I., 21, 26, 
27, 81. 
Andrew Buchan, abbot of Cupar 
and bishop of, I., xlix, 25-29, 321, 
324, 345, 346, 350 (see Cupar). 
Ferchard, bishop of, I., 29. 
Thomas de Fyngask, bishop of, I., 
35. 
Caitnis, church near, ii., 119 (see 

Kettins). 
Cakes, two convent, two short white, 
and a dinner one, allowed daily 



324 



INDEX. 



to abbey carpenter, I., 259 ; five 
short white, allowed daily to 
abbey mason, 310. 
Calady (Cathy, Kalathyn) [see Cally]. 
Caldar, Mwrezell, I., 313. 
Calffe Kysk, The, I., 131. 
Cally (Caille, Calady, Calby, Calle, 
Callie, Cathy, Kalathyn), lands 
and town of, I., xliii, 121, 124, 
130, 131, 137, 138, 198, 240, 
243, 269, 286, 289, 297, 301, 
302, 322; n., 73, 79, 89, 99, 
193, 221, 234, 243. 
brewland of, II., 194. 
chapel of St Mary of, II., 194, 

207. 
chapel-land of, n., 194. 
corn mill of, i., 302; n., 73, 79, 

89, 99, 194. 
fishings of, I., 124. 
Calves, rule as to their feeding on the 
blade-corn, i., xxix, 129 ; as 
rental (see Velis). 
Cambok (Canibak, Cambo), lands and 
town of, i., 152, 233, 237, 265, 
267-269, 271, 275, 292, 293, 295, 
296, 298-300; n., 156-159, 181, 
198, 232, 247, 257, 265. 
fishings of, II., 181. 
"fyschair and Kygair croft" in, 

ii., 181. 
Nether town of, n., 181. 
Over town of, n., 181. 
"Sanct Tennandis" acres in, n., 
181. 
Camboro (Cambora, Cambok), lands of, 

i., xix, 346. 
Cambusadon, I., 351. 
Cambuskenneth, abbey of, L, 30, 36, 
37, 253; n., 136, 204. 
Fergus, abbot of, i., 30. 
Patrick, seventeenth abbot of, I., 
36, 38. 
Camelyn, Alexander de, I., 342. 
Camera (see under Chalmers). 
Adam de, II., 285. 
Herbert de, I., 323, 337. 
Radolph de, I., 319. 
Thomas de, t., xliii, 121, 124. 
Cameron (Cambrum, Cambrune, Camer- 
own), Hugh, i., 340. 
John (a), i., 124, 129. 
(Sir) John de, i., 14, 332, 339, 342, 

344. 
Sir John de, of Baledgarnach, L, 

348, 350. 
Sir Robert de, I., 21, 332, 334. 
Campana, Rodolph de, L, 326. 



Campbell (Campill), Agnes, wife of Ro- 
bert Porter, i., xli ; n., 174, 293. 

Andrew, in Cbapeltown, n., 60, 66, 
191, 218: Jonet Turnbull, his 
spouse, ii., 60. 

Andrew, in Polcak, I., 317. 

Andrew, in the Grange, ii., 202. 

Annabel, wife of Alexander Jack- 
son, ii., 51, 104, 105, 112. 

Archibald, brother of James Camp- 
bell of Lawers, L, 316. 

Archibald, burgess of Dundee, IX., 
77. 

Archibald, in the Baitschele Haugh, 
ii., 172, 184. 

Archibald, in Dunfallithy, II., 194. 

Archibald, in Muirhouses, II., 203, 
226. 

Archibald, in Murthly in Athole, 
ii., 195. 

Archibald, in Wester Innerarity, 
"son-in-law" of Mr David, n., 
152. 

Archibald, parish clerk of Ben- 
dochy, II., 12. 

Archibald, son and heir of Sir John 
of Calder, n., 5. 

Archibald, son of Deanhead, II., 
304. 

Colin, son of David, in Easter Persie, 
I., 317. 

Colin, in Balmyle, n., 152, 264, 275. 

Colin, " our familiar servant," n., 
131, 268; in Balbrogv, 80, 31, 
98; in Crunan, 120, 174, 180, 
280; in Nether Auchlech, 146, 
247, 253, 256 ; in Easter Inner- 
arity, 146, 152, 264: Isabel 
Richeson (Richertson), hisspouse, 
II., 120, 152, 264. 

Mr David, designated bailie-depute, 
of Easter Denhead, etc. , bailie of 
Cupar, I. , xxxvi, xl ; holds teinds 
of kirk of Glenisla, I., 312; n., 
136, 226 ; in Persie, i., 317, 
ii., 73, 194; in Delgede, 81; 
bailie and bailie-dipute, 67, 127, 
129, 130, 137, 165; in Wester 
Innerarity (with his " sons-of- 
law," Archibald, James, Robert, 
and John), 152, 196, 227, 230, 
245, 255, 263; in Denhead, 12, 
174, 186, 215, 227-230, 234, 
242 ; in brewland of Nether Auch- 
inlech, 198, 231. 

George, in Crunan, n., 296. 

James, in Innerarity, "son-of-law" 
to Mr David, ii., 152, 263. 



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325 



Campbell, James, of Lawers, brother of 
Archibald, i., 316. 

John, in Baitschele Haugh, n., 44, 
118, 172, 179. 

John, in Chapeltoun (of Balbrogy), 
II., 29. 

John, in Balbrogy, II. , 62 ; Kath- 
erine Cryste, his mother, n., 62. 

John, in Cansayend, II. , 80, 102, 170. 

Sir John, in Nether Auchleche, n. , 
231. 

John ("Jokye"), n., 211. 

Sir John, ofCalder, i., 313; n., 5, 
12. 

John, of Lundie, II. , 273. 

John, of Murthly, bailie of Cupar, 
and. tacksman of Newbigging, 
II., 84, 90, 100, 228, 271. 

John, of Over Muirtoun, brother 
of Andrew, n., 66, 67, 240, 241, 
278 : Margaret Keid, his spouse, 
II., 66, 241. 

John, of Skipinch, n., 180. 

John, of Souterhouse (Southhouse), 
ii., 137, 165, 174 : Elizabeth 
Blaklok, his spouse, n., 137, 165. 

John of the "Boat of Isla," n., 81, 
103, 268. 

John, pensioner "de Ilys," n., 77. 

John, " son-of-law " to Mr David, 
ii., 152, 263. 

John, younger, in Easter Persie 
(with two natural sons, Kobert 
and William), n., 227. 

Katherine, daughter of Sir John 
Campbell of Calder, wife of James, 
master of Ogilvy, n., 1, 292, 297 ; 
afterwards Countess of Craufurd, 
175-177. 

Margaret, II., 106-108, 141. 

Nicol, of Keithock, i., xl. 

Patrick, II., 77. 

Patrick, in Kincreich, i. , 316; n., 
201. 

Kobert, natural son of John Camp- 
bell, younger, in Easter Persie, 
ii., 227. 

Robert, "son-of-law" to Mr David, 
ii., 152, 263. 

Thomas, in Keithock, n., 46, 119: 
Besse Barnye, his spouse, II., 
46, 119. 

"William, natural son to John Camp- 
bell, ii., 227. 
Campsie (Campsay, Campse, Campsey, 
Campsye, Camsy), lands and fish- 
ings of, I., xlv, 121, 127, 220-222, 
227, 237, 242; II., 304. 



Campsie, Nether, i., xlv, 317; II., 68-71. 
Over, or The Wolfhill, n., 65, 179, 

272. 
abbot's mansion at, I. , 222. 
Chapel of St Adamnan in, n. , 70, 

207. 
commonty of, n. , 65. 
fishery of, n., 110. 
forest or wood of, I., 130, 242, 275, 

290; II., 68-71. 
place of, I., xlvi. 
St Adam nan's Acre at, I., 222. 
teinds of, n., 204. 
"William of Lambertoun, parson of, 
i., 345. 
Camsy, Hugh of, i., 220. 
Candles, allowance to each monk of 

Cupar, ii., 110. 
Candow, Tazour (? tailor), I., 197. 
Cant (Kant), David, son of Thomas, I., 
xliv, 167, 252. 
Kobert, younger brother of David, 

I., 168. 
Thomas, in Little Perth, i., 157, 

164, 167-169, 235, 264. 
Thomas, in Little Perth, i., 157 
(" son of the widow "), 164 
("younger"). 
William's widow, I., 147. 
Capons, part of rental, passim: two 
cocks or hens to be paid for one 
capon, i., 189; the cellarer tc 
supply the monks of Cupar with, 
ii., 110. 
Car, William, i., 300. 
Carale, Mr David, n., 205. 
Carden, John, n., 219. 
Carden, lands of, II., 218. 
Cargill (Cargyl), Anne, I., 298. 
Simon (of), I., 132, 185, 186. 
Thomas, I., 292. 
See Kergil. 
Carmag (Carmage, Cormok), James, I., 
159, 204, 222. 
Thomas, I., 309. 
See Karmag. 
Carn Dawy, i., 131. 
Cam Glascha, I., 131. 

Carnes, , baker, n., 275. 

Carnocloche (Carnocleche), II., 248. 

the officer's land of, I., 355; II., 199. 
Carpenters of Cupar abbey, I., 160, 259, 
304, 307-310; food and wages, 
259, 304, 305, 307; their fee 
(1561), 363. 
Carriage, a, to be provided by each 
tenant in Balgersho,for the king's 
service, i. , 232 ; the abbot's car- 



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INDEX. 



riage to be provided with horses 
(or horses and man) by tenants 
for the queen's service, u., 54, 
55, 59, 129, 133. 

Carriage (Draughts), I., 130, 133, 139, 
et passim; of hay, I., 172, n. , 
95, 96, 168, 185; of lead, timber, 
lime, iron, coals, salt, slates, 
etc., I., 162, 165, 168, et passim; 
of sand, I., 177, 207, 212, n., 
102, 103, 173, 183; of sand and 
salt, 132, 179; of peats, i., 179, 
182, et passim; 340 loads from 
Balbrogy, 143; of hard fish and 
bent, II., 82, 83, 86, 87, 101, 103; 
of fish and bent for the abbot's 
chamber, i., 206; offish, from 
Campsie, 274. 
"common," at Campsie, "when 
the abbot or any of the convent 
is there," il., 181; of cheese, 
timber (rungs), peats, salt, sand, 
lime, hard fish, bent, hay, 53, 
55, 59, 73, 74, 76, 79, 88, 89, 
97, 100, 105, 106, 116, 119, 128, 
132, 133, 174, 179, 182, 183, 185, 
188, 189-195, 199-202, 204,243. 
" great " or "long, " with four oxen 
and two horses, of lime, slate, 
coals, salt, or timber, from Dun- 
dee or elsewhere, n., 47, 48, 61, 
62, 109, 122, 178; great or long, 
of lime, slate, timber, coals, lead, 
salt, or iron, 10, 40, 43, 46, 52, 
81, 95-99, 102, 120 123, 127, 
166, 171, 175, 182-189; "small 
long," 182. 
of two ploughs, II., 185, 191, 192; 
of three ploughs, 192 ; of four 
ploughs, 191, 192 ; regulated by 
amount of land held, i., 210; 
decided by the "grange princi- 
pal, " 211 ; porter free from duties, 
ii., 100; meat and drink pro- 
vided to the leaders, sometimes 
with wains, I., 181, et sacpc ; 
cost of, from Cupar to Perth, n., 
281. 

Carrick, Nigel, Earl of, I., 342. 

Cars, Andrew, I., 226. 

Carse (Carso, Carss, Corso), grange of, 
I., xi, xlvii, 123, 152, 154, 155, 
161, 188, 189, 211, 212, 220, 223, 
241, 250, 254, 255, 289, 299, 310, 
311, 339-341, 346; n., 17, 18, 
34, 50, 51, 84, 85, 92, 104, 114, 
117, 121, 202, 228, 239, 251, 288; 
west grange of, i., 241. 



Carse, brewland of, n., 203. 

" Broustaris housys and zardis," I., 

212. 
chapel-land of, n. , 203. 
Chapel of St Mary of, i., 250; II., 
207 ; church of, I., 276 : salary of 
chaplain, xlvi. 
Muirliouse (in the brewland of the 
Briggend) of, i., 312 ; n., 20, 92. 
the Bogmyln in, I, 160, 209, 241; 

ii., 113, 202, 252 (see Bogmill). 
the Xewbigging in the, II. , 90 (see 

Newbigging). 
orchard, I., 220. 

'Westhorn of, i., 210, etc. (sec West- 
horn). 
Carts, i., 239 ; ii., 166, 168. 
Carver to Cupar abbey, I., 259. 
Cathik, I., 246 (see Keithock). 
Cathrow, Isabel, II., 162, 264. 
Cattle, of monastery, I., 140, 242, 287 ; 
ii., 261, 268; "goods" at the 
place of f'ragnawady, I., 286. 
Causaheid, I., 291. 

Causayend, or village of Keithock (see 
ii., 183) (Calsayend, Cassayeml, 
Causaend, Causaende, Causend, 
Caussend, Cawsaend, Cawsayend, 
Cavvseyend, Cawssayend, Crasa- 
ende). 
lands of, I., 135, 202, 234, 238, 248, 
256, 273, 308; n., 3, 4, 21, 44, 
45, 74-76, 97, 102, 118, 169, 170, 
179, 183, 213, 237, 269. 
commonty of, n., 28, 134, et sa-j.e. 
Cawan, Thomas, n., 198. 
Cellarer, I., xl, 119, 142, 143, 145, 148, 
197, 198, 201, 258 ("monk of 
the cellar"), 276, 283, 286, 287, 
288, 304; II., 13, 56, 83, 190; 
his portion and mode of election, 
109 ; his garden, 210. 
Cellars for provisions, n., 64, 205. 
Cemetery at Bendochy, grant for its 

enlargement, I., 208. 
Chalices at Fossoquhy, i., 156, 215 ; at 

Mathie and Airlie, i.. 217. 
Chalmers (Chalmer, Chamer, Chawmer, 
Chawmir, Chawmyr, de Camera, 
Schawmer), family of, i. , xlii, xliii 
(see also under Camera). 
Alexander, IL, 279. 
Cristin, I., 311. 

George, the antiquary, I., 21, 34. 
Gilbert, n., 190. 
Henry, ii., 114: Margaret Cok, his 

spouse, if., 114. 
James, in Tillyfergus, i., 301. 



INDEX. 



327 



Chalmers, John, son of William, of 
Drumlochy, I., xliii, 278. 
Robert, i., xliii, 152 (in Adneka- 
thyl) ; 208 (in Muirton) ; 221 (in 
Polkak). 
Robert, in Perth, n., 205. 
Mr Robert (Schawmer), i., 254. 
Thomas, I., 130. 
"William, in Baitscheill, I., 177, 

235. 
William, son of John, in Muirton, 

i., xliii, 208. 
William, of Drumlochy, i., 278. 
William, in Tullifergus, I., 269. 
Chamberlain of the queen's thirds of 
Cupar, his account, n., 274-281. 
Chamberlains of Cupar abbey, n., 68. 
Chantor of Cupar, elected, n., 111. 
Chapels, list of, belonging to Cupar 

abbey, n., 207. 
Chapelton (Chapeltoun, Cheppelthoun, 
Schapelton), lands of the, in 
Balbrogy, I., 180, 194, 234, 296, 
300; ii., 8, 29, 30, 60, 114, 115, 
191, 222. 
Chaplaincy of the chapel of the "aisle " 
(isle) of St Margaret at Forfar, 
rules for the chaplain, I., 272. 
Chapman (Chaipman, Chepman), David, 
i., 289. 
George, in Muirtown, i., xliv, 170. 
George, in Tullifergus, I., 269, 289. 
John, in Aberbothry, I., xliv, 134, 

135. 
John, in Cupar Grange, n., 164: 
Helen Hetoun, his spouse, n., 
164. 
Katherine, II., 123. 
Margaret, I., 271, 282. 
Patrick (Patton), in Aberbothry, 

her son, I., 282, 299. 
Patrick, in Cupar Grange, I., 300, 

312; II., 189. 
Robert, i., 309. 

Thomas, in Aberbothry, I. , xliv, 
135, 142, 174, 234. 
Charteris, Margaret, i., xxxv, 92, 239 
(see Strachan — Alexander and 
John). 
Cheese, as part of rental, i., 285 ; n., 
200, 244, 261 ; " bringing home " 
or carriage of, 59, 73, 79, 89, 
99, 192, 193 (see Carnage) ; 
"teind cheese" of Fossoway, 
valued at 2s. per stone, 205. 
Cheip, Walter, II., 205. 
Cherleton, i., ix, 323, 324. 
Chetry (chet, chete, eschetis, chettre), 



I., 166, 197, 201, 209, 211, 212, 
214, 240, 285 ; granted to bailie, 
244. 
Cheyin, William, n., 205. 
Children, of John Porter, obedience and 
assistance to their widowed 
mother commanded, and referees 
appointed, I. 233 ; Donald Gow 
to be obedient to his mother, 
242 ; abbot's gift to a deceased 
tenant's children, II. , 84, 243 ; 
tack given to, should their mother 
remarry, 251 ; management of 
their land given to nearest friends, 
143, 144, 157, 159 ; orphans pro- 
vided for, 238, 259. 
Christesoun, John, II., 206. 
Christie (see Cryste). 
Cistercian abbeys in Scotland, I., vii. 
Clair (Elrick ?), lands of, It , 287. 
Clapan, Sir Mark de, I., 345, 346. 
Clarell, Richard, I., 333. 
Clay pots, at Keithock, the clay used 
by the "place" and tenants, I., 
248; ii., 76. 
Clement VII., Pope, I., 67. 
Clentolath, I., 342. 

Clerk (Clark), Agnes, n., 163, 231, 
264. 
Anne, n., 247. 
Cristen, ii., 153, 263. 
Donald, in church of Glenisla, i. , 

126. 
Donald, in Persie, I. , 269. 
Donald, in Freuchy, etc., I., 282 

(son of John), 287, 302. 
Gibbon, in Freuchy, i., 293, 296. 
Gilbert, in Innerarity, i., 275. 
" Dene " John, son of Paton Clerk, 
1. , 175 ; parish clerk of Pitlochry, 
i., 265; in Pitlochry, i., 294, 
300. 
John, in Bellaty, i., 269, 294, 303. 
John, in Freuchy, I., 296 ; II., 164, 
266; Margaret, his mother, I., 
296. 
John, in Glenisla, i., 302. 
John Gibsoun (? Gibbon, clerk, see 
p. 233), in Glenmerky, n., 199, 
233, 248. 
John, in Innerarity, I., 275 ; John, 

his son, i., 285. 
Jonet, mother of John Brice, II., 

149, 267. 
Jonet, wife of Robert Barron, n. , 

163. 
Margaret, II., 152. 
Paton, burgess of Dundee, i., 175. 



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INDEX. 



Clerk, Richard, in Auchleche, n., 265 : 
Margaret M'Kenzetht, his spouse, 
ii., 265. 
Richard, in Easter Innerarity, n., 

152, 237, 256, 264. 
Richard, in Freuchy, i. , 233. 
Richard, in Glenmerky, II. , 156, 
199, 233, 248, 266 : Jonet Car- 
gill, his spouse, n. , 156. 
Robert, i., 267, 278, 284 : Eliza- 
beth Spalding, his widow, i., 
278. 
"William, in Easter Innerarity, n., 
152, 264 : Margaret Clerk, his 
future spouse, n. , 152. 
"William, in Freuchy, II., 164 : 
Crestane Edwart, his spouse, n. , 
164. 
"William, in "Westhorn of Kerso, I. , 

xxx, 161. 
"William, the king's porter, i., 214- 
216 : Agnes, his spouse, i., 214- 
216. 
Clogston (Clogstoun), Sir Robert of, i., 
120. 
Robert, in Morton, I., 170. 
Thomas (de), I., 127, 129, 134. 
Clonyn (Cluny), I., viii, 322. 
Clothing of monks, I., vii. 

tenants to be "honest" in their, 

for wapinschawings, L, xxxii, 

194-196, 199, 200 ; abbot's tunic 

given to a mason, 304. 

Clovay, i., 131. 

Clyde (Clud), salmon fishings of the, I. , 

xii, 350. 
Clyntlaw (Klynflaw), n., 200, 201. 
Cockerell, Elias, I., 334. 
Cocus, Walter (the cook?), I., 343. 
Codrauchi (codrachts), not to be em- 
ployed in Cupar Grange, I. , 123; 
similarly in Baitscheill, 235. 
Cok, Margaret, n., 92, 114, 226. 
Cokcar, Mathew, i., 214. 
Coleraithe, privilege of, n., 3. 
CoDy (Colle, Coly, Colyn), Alexander, 
i., 139, 157, 169, 235. 
David, I., 264, 295. 
Sir Donald, I., 277, 286-288, 292, 

293, 298, 299, 301, 303. 
Duncan, i., 233, 275, 284. 
James, brother of Sir Donald, and 
s..n of William, i., 264, 288, 292, 
301 ; ii., 153. 
John, in Innerarity, son of William, 

i., 237; ii., 153. 
Robert, in Adhinleche, i. , 272. 
Robert, in Innerarity, L, 301. 



Colly, William, in Cragnevady, i., 158, 
166. 
William, in Innerarity, father of 
John, i., 236, 237, 264: Marion 
Gyboun, his widow, n., 264. 
William, son of Duncan, i., 284. 

Coltyards (Coitward, Coitzards, Colt- 
ward, Cottwarde, Cotyhardis, 
Cotzardis, Cowtward), lands and 
town of, i., 122, 123, 126, 143, 
150, 171, 199, 228, 257, 263, 
271, 277, 280, 285, 301, 303 ; 
ii., 119, 121, 182, 212, 238. 
Easter, n., 25, 96, 191, 217. 
Wester, n., 191, 217. 

Commonty (commodities, common pas- 
ture), see Alyth, Baitscheillhill, 
Balgersho, Cargill, Causayend, 
Galloraw, Glenboy, Keithock. 
appropriation of, forbidden, II., 60, 
131, 134. 

Compensation to retiring tenants, I., 
139, 140. 

Compositions, n., 116, 117, 135, 137; 
for exchange of tenements, 253 ; 
for licence to marry, 272 (set; 
Marriage, Widows). 
Book of compositions of gressums, 
I., lvi; ii., 221-273. 

"Comptrollar" of the crop of Cupar, Sir 
John Wischert of l'ittarrow, 
(1563), ii., 274-281 ; his fee and 
expenses, 280. 

Coningar (rabbit-warren), "warandar 
of," I., xxxi, 188, 194-198; 
Gilbart Ra, assistant to the con- 
ingar at Keithock, 203 ; keeper 
of " cwnigair and parkis, " n. , 
183 ; disposed by James, Earl of 
Athole, 304. 

Convent's leavings, given to gardeners, 
ii., 208, 209. 

Cook of Cupar convent, i., 313; n., 
110 ; his house, 169. 

Coquhran, William, n., 67. 

Corn substituted for barley, in pay- 
ment of teinds of Polcak, I., 221 ; 
at Adhory, 222 ; at Oarse Grange, 
223 (se/Sowing). 

Cors, Robert, i., 155. 

Cospatrick, son of Richard, I., 335. 

Cotaria of Balgersho (39 acres), I., l. r p. r » ; 
" cotary, " 166; " cotaterage," 
part of Balgersho let in manner 
and form of, 176 ; Baitscheill so 
let, 177. 

Cothill (Kothvl), the, in Keithock, i., 
194, 196, 245; n., 123, 182. 



INDEX. 



329 



Cottars, i., xxvii, 139; of the abbey, 
II., 261 ; in Balbrogy, new 
arrangement of husbandmen and 
cottars in (1468), I., 143 ; under 
the " law of husbandmen " there, 
143 ; in Balgersho, 176 ; one 
allowed to each tenant there, 
232; in Blaikkie, ii., 219; in 
Brunty, I., 122 ; in Campsie, II., 
69, 70 ; only two allowed there, 
I., 227; in Cowbyre, II., 214; 
in Cowty and Bendochy, 4 ; in 
Cragnevady, I., 166; in Cupar 
Grange, number to each husband- 
man limited, 123, 129 ; one to 
each portioner, 165 ; to have 
yards for kail and fuel under 
pain of expulsion, 123, 129 ; 
their share in the Monkmyre, 
II., 3 ; in Dalvany, 2G1 ; in Glen- 
boy, 201 ; not allowed in Bait- 
scheill, i., 235. 

Coul, John, clerk, i., 305. 

Council House, at Cupar abbey, I., 
258. 

Courcelles (Corcellis), Thomas de, canon 
of Bheinis, i., 55, 56, 60. 

Courts, abbey or bailie, I., xxxv, 239, 
244 ; II., 2, 3 ; record of bailie 
or bailie-depute's courts, i., 
xxxviii, xl, 130; n., 298-300; 
marches determined at, 129 ; act 
of, imposing fine for summoning 
to other courts, 299 ; statutes 
on wood and planting, I., 163; 
ii., 65 ; privilege of repledging 
and reducing tenants from other 
courts, i., 231 ; II., 2, 3; clause 
in leases requiring obedience of 
tenants, I., 160, 165, 179, et 
saepe; son answerable for mother, 
133 ; attendance required of ten- 
ants, 157, 193, 250; attendance 
once a year from Athole tenant, 
225 ; roll ef unlaws of justice 
and other courts, referred to, n., 
258; "freedom of court and 
playnt," I., 170. 
Byrlay court, I., xxxf, 230; "over- 
man's " court to be held weekly, 
173. 
Court of Errol, remission of fines 
made there on monks and "men" 
of Cupar, II. , 285. 

Cow (Cowis), David, I., 286, 302. 

Cowbyre (Coubir, Coubyire, Cowbire, 
Cowbyr, Cubyr), of Keithock, 
lands of, I., 122, 132, 135, 139, 



172, 173, 230, 252, 258, 263, 
288, 310, 311; n., 3, 4, 51, 95, 
96, 123, 168, 184, 214, 243, 270, 
273. 
Cowbyre, kitchen acre of, n., 185. 
Cowfurd, i., 131. 

Cowle (Cowill), "Dene," or Sir Thomas, 
under-cellarer of Cupar, n., 110, 
211. 
Cowper (Cowpar), Andrew, I., 317. 
John, in Pitlochry, I., 138. 
John, in Syoks, I. , 242. 
Margaret, II., 93. 

Robert, in Syoks, I., 134, 136, 149, 
158, 218, 242. 
Cows, furrow, I., 243 ; n., 200 ; "great," 
kept by convent at Forthir, 195 ; 
abbey, "of eiM, " to be pastured 
on Dalvany, 261 ; new-calved, 
200. 
Cowt, Isabel, n., 49. 
Cowtie (Cowte, Cowty, Culthy), lands 

of, ii., 3, 4, 37, 38, 217. 
Cowtis, William, I., 269, 293. 
Cowy, Duncan, I., 223. 
Crag, William, I., 177, 235. 
Craggardoch, i. , 131. 
Cragis, barony of, n. , 7. 
Craglegath, I., 131. 

Cragnevady (Cragnauite, Cragnawady, 
Cragnawyde, Cragneate, Crag- 
nenady, Cragnethan, Cragne • 
uithyn, Cragneuydy, Craignaite, 
Cranauithe), lands of, I., xiii, 
158, 166, 227, 286, 301, 325; 
II., 199, 200, 204, 233, 248. 
Craig, Bessie, n., 101. 
Craigo (Crago, Cragow), Alexander, n., 
238. 
David's widow, n., 181. 
Gilbert, n., 238. 

John (of), in Campsy, I., 237, 242, 
246, 274, 290, 314: Elizabeth 
Bell, his wife, I., 314. 
John, in Campsy, son of John, I,, 
314; II., 27, 65, 221, 272, 298: 
Jonet Jak, his spouse, I., 314; 
ii., 27, 65, 221. 
John, in Campsy, II., 178-180: 
Cristine Rettray, his spouse, n., 
179, 180. 
John, in Overton of Campsy, son 
of David, n., 181. 
Cragy, Donald, I., 261, 273, 311. 
Crambeth, Matthew of, i., 347 {see 

Dunkeld). 
Cranes, from fowlers, II., 13, 56, 241, 
254. 



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INDEX. 



Crannoch (de Crannaclit), John, bishop 

of Brechin, i., 41-43. 
Cranstoun in Midlothian, I., 321. 
Cranstoun-Riddell, origin of family of, 

i., 321. 
Crathy, I., 131. 

Craw (Crau), Paul, the Bohemian re- 
former, i., 40. 
Craufurd (Crawford), Earls of, I., 323. 
David, Earl of, I., xx. 
Lady Katherine Campbell, Count- 
ess of, ii., 175-177, 278, 281 (see 
Airlie and Campbell). 
Robert, i., 331. 
Creithill [for Keithock], land of, i., 313. 
Cretison, John, I., 182. 
Creychtoune, Janet, n., 37, 38. 
Cristesone (Crystysoun), John, i., 313; 
ii., 77, 206. 
William, L, 142. 
Croftarthur, i., 120. 
Crokat (Crochat, Crokkat), Alice, i., 
300. 
Andrew, I., 310 ; n., 58, 120, 188, 

190, 217. 
Elizabeth, I., 311, 317. 
James, in Cotzardis, II., 191, 217. 
James, miller of Blacklaw, I., 

xxxviii ; n., 299. 
John, in Balgersho, I., 155. 
John, in Cotzardis, i., 285; II., 

191. 
John, millerof Blacklaw, i. , xxxviii, 
280, 302, 311 ; II., 190,217, 299: 
Margaret Halden, his spouse, I., 
280, 311. 
Katherine, IT., 126. 
Thomas, I., 236. 
Walter, i., 137, 154, 263, 281. 
Crom (Crome), John Malcumcholl, I., 
300. 
Robert, IL, 220. 
Crowns, n., 240, 250; crowns of weight, 

242 ; crowns of the sun, 254. 
Crows, not to be allowed to build in 
the gardens of Cupar abbey, n., 
208. 
Crunan (Croonan, Crowman, Crownan, 
Crwnane), lands of, i., Ill, 241, 
268, 269, 303, 312; n., 120, 
171, 187, 216, 268. 
Crunauswell (Crunansvcll, Crwnanswel), 
part of Balbrogy, lands of, I., 
185, 234. 
Cryste (Christe), Bessie, n., 61. 

John, ii., 30, 72, 241 : Gelis Rettray, 

his spouse, IL, 30, 72, 241. 
Katherine, n., 62, 89, 108. 



Cuben (Couben), David, ii., 43, 45, 89, 
118, 132, 167, 183, 211 : Katherine 
Cryste, spouse of David, n. , 89: 
Marion Bell, spouse of David, IL, 
132. 
John, I., 310. 
R., i., 260. 

Richard, I., 261 ; IL, 27. 
Robert, L, 304 ; IL, 183, 224, 227 : 
Elizabeth (Isabel) Elmour, his 
spouse, il, 224, 227. 
Cubert, church of, in Cornwall, I. , vi. 
Cudbert (see Cuthbert). 
Cukistoun (Cwikstone), I., 217; ii., 219. 
CuJlaice, Thomas, IL, 279. 
Culmadery, L, 131. 
Culros, John, ii., 275, 276. 
Culross, abbey of, i., vii, 328. 
Cumin, part of rental, n., 206. 
Cumin (Cumyn), Alexander, Earl of 
Buchan, i., 326. 
Henry, Earl of Athole (the son of), 

i., xvi, 334. 
Sir John, i., 29. 
Walter, Earl of Menteith, i., xvi, 

332 333. 
William (de), L, 322, 325, 337, 

341, 344. 
William, Earl of Buchan, L, 10, 
322, 328, 329 ; n., 282 : Margaret, 
his spouse, I. , 10. 
William, Earl of Menteith, L, 327. 
Cumming (Covmyng, Cumyn, Cumyng, 
Cwmyn, Cwmyng), Alexander, 
I., xxxvii, 311 ; IX, 93, 94, 299. 
David, I., 327. 
James, IL, 73. 

John, of Cowtie, bailie of Cupar, L, 
xxxvi, xxxvii; IL, 37, 38, 64, 
75, 76, 94, 95, 211, 217, 295, 
298 : Janet Crychtoune, his 
spouse, ii., 37, 38. 
Katherine, i., xxxvii, 312. 
Cupar (in Angus) (Coupar, Couper, 
Coupir, Cowpar, Cowper, Cowpir, 
Cowpyre, Cubre, Culpyre, Cuper, 
Cupir, Cupre, Cuprum), deriva- 
tion of the name, L, v, vi. 
Abbey, its foundation, I., vi, vii, 1 ; 
payments to fabric (see Fabric, 
Work) ; its final dilapidation, 
I., xxii ; reparation of, n., 113, 
135 ; site granted by William the 
Lion, i., viii, 324; mutilation 
in 1559, xx ; spoliation by Ed- 
ward I., xix, 364; seals, liv, 
112; condition in 1563, IL, 
279, 280 ; attack on it (1645), 



INDEX. 



331 



i. , lii ; molestations by Scottish 
lairds, xx ; repairing of place 
of, ii., 9, 11-13 ; repairing of 
church and houses, 113, 135 ; 
tenants to defend its "common 
weal, " 25, 26 ; provision and 
appointment of officers (1553), 
109-111. 

abbots of, i., xlix-li, 1-117, 136, 
164, 166, 167. 

Adam, abbot of, I., 3, 4. 

Alan, abbot of, I., 29-33. 

Alexander, abbot of, I., 8-12. 

Andrew Buchan, abbot of, I., xlix, 
liv, 15-29, 345. 

Arnold, abbot of, i. , 4, 5. 

David Bane, abbot of, I., 86-88, 
135, 141, 153, 162, 164, 166, 167, 
172-188, 190-195, 197-204, 206- 
214, 216, 217, 224, 225, 230, 231. 

Donald Cambpell, abbot of, i. , xxiii, 
xxxvi, xxxviii, xlviii, liv, 100- 
113 ; ii., passim. 

Fulk, abbot of, I., 1, 2. 

Gilbert, abbot of, I., 11, 12. 

John, abbot of, I., 33-36, 218, 229, 
231, 236, 238, 239, 241, 243-251, 
254-261, 309. 

John Hutton, abbot of, I., 49, 84-86. 

John Schanwell, abbot of, I., 88-96; 
ii., 292. 

Leonard Lesley, commendator of, I. , 
113-117; II., 294-296,301-303. 

Ralph, abbot of, i., 2, 3. 

Richard, abbot of, i., 7, 8. 

Thomas of Livingston, abbot of, I., 
1, 48-84. 

Udard, abbot of, I. , 6. 

William I., abbot of, i., 5, 6. 

William II., abbot of, I., 12, 13. 

William III., abbot of, I., 13-15. 

William IV., abbot of, I., 36-38. 

William Blair, V., abbot of, i., 39- 
49, 83. 

William Trurnbnll, abbot of, I., 96- 
100, 303; ii., 298. 

William, abbot of, i., 272, 273, 276- 
281, 284, 285, 291, 308. 

church of, I. , xii ; new church in, 
II., 304. 

" dowcat-yard " at, n., 210. 

fisher acre of, n., 189. 

grange, mill, and lands of, I., xxix, 
xxx, xxxvii-xxxix, xlii, xlv, xlvii, 
86, 89, 123-125, 129, 130, 142, 
144, 148, 159, 160, 165, 179, 181, 
183, 184, 187, 190, 194, 208, 213, 
218, 238, 258, 270-272, 277, 287, 



288, 291, 296, 297, 299, 300, 302, 
311, 312, 314; n., 3, 16, 17, 22, 
23, 31, 35, 36, 53, 57, 71, 72, 84, 
116, 134, 164, 168, 180, 189, 193, 
218, 223, 241, 272 {For mill see 
also Milnhorn) ; lands converted 
into a temporal lordship, I. , li ; 
their further history, liii, liv ; 
leading families on Cupar lands, 
xlii-xliv. 

Hayhouse croft, constabulary, etc., 
of, ii., 304. 

breviary of register of, account of, 
I., vii ; outline, i., viii-xx; copy 
of Balfour's transcript, i., 319- 
351. 

estimate of value of its rental, i., 
xlviii. 

visited by King Robert II., i., xx ; 
by Queen Mary, i., xxii. 

marker of, n., 304. 

market-cross of, n., 293. 

Malcolm's lands at, I., viii. 

Monk Mere of, I., 194 (see Monk- 
myre) : East Myre of, n., 23, 24. 

place of, Alexander Wischert, keeper 
of, ii., 274. 
Cupar, James, Lord, I., lii, liii; n., 304. 
Cups of silver and silver gilt at Cupar 

abbey in 1296, I., 364. 
Curboth, or Ranald, Findlay, I. , 286. 
Curchet, John, I., 222. 
Currour, Andrew, burgess of Perth, I., 
254. 

Andrew, of Inchdrewar, i., 310, 317. 

Elizabeth, I., 254. 

George, i. , 277. 

James, I., 317. 

John, i., 277. 
Cursing, pain of, threatened to tenant 
in event of his not renouncing 
land when called upon, n., 20. 
Cusing, John, curate of Panbryde, i., 

81, 82. 
Cusne (Cowsne, Cwsnye), Jonet, n., 197, 
231, 246. 

Robert, ii., 253. 
Cuthbert (Cudbert), Patrick (Paton), i., 

154, 209, 220. 
Thomas, i., 154. 

Dalnacabok (Downicabo, Downicabok, 
Downycabok, Dwmcabok), lands 
of, I., 265, 285, 293, 297; II., 

155, 197, 230, 246, 253, 256, 264. 
Davachs of Clentoiath and Balcassy 

granted to the abbey of Cupar, 
i., 342. 



332 



INDEX. 



Dawgles (Dawcleych, Dawglech), An- 
drew, i., 264, 278, 309. 
Dalvany, in Glenisla, lands of, i. , 287 ; 
n., 195, 200, 204, 228, 244, 255, 
267. 
shepherd-land of, II., 236. 

Darroch, , baker, n., 275. 

David I., King of Scots, I., v, vii, xi, 
319, 320, 323, 333. 
II., King of Scots, I., xxx, 32, 35. 
Earl, brother of William the Lion, 
I., 321, 324, 325. 
Davidson (Dauison, Dauyson), Andrew, 
of Dundee, I., 175. 
Finlay, I., 129. 
Pate, II., 211. 
Dawson (Dauson), Alexander, i., 147, 
188, 195, 227. 
John, i., 119, 121, 132, 146, 156, 
188, 195. 
Dean (i.e., dccanus Christianitatis), the, 
payment on his visitation, I., 
120; II., 87, 204, 254. 
Declaration of the marches, I., 204. 
Deer (Deir), abbey of, I., vii. 
Dempster (Dempstar), George, of Auch- 
terless, i., xx. 
John, of Auchterless, I., xx. 
John, in Freuchy, I., 287. 
Dempstertone, John, I., 252. 
Denhead (Denhed), I., iii, 278, 311. 
Easter, n., 186, 215. 
Wester, n., 126, 186, 215, 273. 
Derling (Darlington), Robert of, titular 

bishop of Dunkeld, i. , 66, 67. 
Deveron (Doverne, Duiverne), fishings 
of the water of, n., 4, 139 (see 
Fishings). 
Dieppe, church of St Jacques in, chapel 

of the Scots there, I., 91. 
Dimrigo, a Frenchman, n., 278. 
Dingwall, Patrick, n., 12. 
Dishes, silver, at Cupar abbey in 1296, 

i., 364. 
Distraining of movables of feuars, if 
rent not paid within forty days, 
II., 167, 168 : royal charter, pro- 
hibitingseizure of monks of Cupar 
for debt, i., ix, 323. 
Divots (sec Turf). 
Doig (Dog, Dogg), Alice, i., 219. 
Jonet, i., 213. 

Katherine, n., 151, 152, 256, 264. 
Patrick, in Kincreich, I., 219, 221. 
Patrick, of Kranhe, I., 161. 
Patrick, sawyer, I., xxxiii, 308. 
Walter, i., 219. 
William, I., 301 ; n., 148, 256, 265: 



Margaret M'Nychole, his spouse, 

II., 148, 265. 
Dokkan Well, I., 131. 
Donald (see Donaldson), David, in Aber- 

bothrie, son to Simon by Isabel 

Halden, n., 178. 
James, in Bellite, n., 198, 232, 248. 
Johu, in Aberbothry, n., 117 : 

Katherine Falay, his spouse, n., 

117. 
John, in Bellite, n., 161, 232, 24S, 

257. 
John, in Glenisla, L, 300. 
Jonat, I., 316; II., 129. 
Patrick, in Aberbothry, son of 

Ellen Sowter, H., 63, 131 : Cres- 

tyne Stele, his spouse, n., 63. 
Patton, in Aberbothry, i., 311 ; n., 

116, 117,211 : Margaret Pilmour, 

his spouse, I., 311; II., 117. 
Simon, in Aberbothrie, son of Ellen 

Sowter, ii., 11, 63, 131 (sec 

Donaldson, John); son of the 

widow Donald, II., 190. 
Simon, in Aberbothry, n., 178: 

Isabel Halden, his second wife, 

ii., 178. 
Simon, the elder, in Cotzardis, n., 

25, 96 : Jonet Rettray, his spouse, 

ii., 25, 96. 
Simon, the younger, in Cotzardis, 

II., 25, 26, 96, 191, 217 : Katherine 

Jamesone, his spouse, n., 96. 
Thomas, son to Simon in Aber- 
bothry- by his first wife, n., 178. 
William, monk of Cupar, I., 97. 
William, son of Ellen Sowter, n., 

11, 12 (see Donaldson, John). 
Donaldson (see Donald), Bryce, I., 152. 
David, in Campsy, I., 121, 127. 
Elizabeth, i ; 281. 
James, in Balbrogy, L, 264, 278. 
James, in Bellady, I., 275, 295, 

299, 302. 
John, in Aberbothry, I., 174, 234: 

his widow, i., 240. 
(see Donald), John, in Aberbothry, 

I., 284 : Elene Souter, his spouse, 

I., 282 (see Soutar). 
John, in Auchinleck, I., 288, 297. 
John, in Bellady, I., 284; n., 

198. 
John, in Campsy, I., 121. 
John, in Cupar Grange, i., 123, 129. 
John, in Downy, ii., 271 : Agnes 

Bresaucht, his future spouse, II., 

272. 
John, in Elryk, i., 267, 275. 



INDEX. 



333 



Donaldson, John, in Kirkhillocks, I., 
298. 
Katherine, I., 311, 312. 
Patton, in Aberbothry, II., 190. 
Patrick, in Aberbothry, I., 276, 

299. 
Simon, i., 271. 
"Walter, in Balbrogy, I., 278; II., 

41. 
William, I., 194, 291. 
the Widow, and her son, in Bal- 
brogy, ir., 187, 215. 
Donerdy, Simon of, n., 289. 
Doray, Walter, a monk of Cupar, I., 93. 
Dorlaw, tenement of, i., 23. 
Dornoch, in Sutherland, I., 28. 
Dotho, Alexander, monk of Cupar, II., 

110. 
Dottrels, n., 13, 56. 
Douglas (Dowglas), Archibald, of Kil- 
spindie, I., xxii. 
Sir Archibald, son of the fourth 

Earl of Angus, I. , xxii. 
James, Lord of, I., 331. 
Henry, his son, bishop of Dun- 
keld, i., 65, 66. 
Dovecot (dukat), kept by the abbey 
gardener at Carse Grange, I., 189. 
Dovok, the Widow, I., 152. 
Dovor, Maud de, I., 348. 
Dow, Donald, n., 154, 255, 263: 
Katherine M'Nychole, his spouse, 
ii., 154, 263. 
Down, Ralph, bishop of, I., 7. 
Downy (Dowgue, Dunav, Duny), lands 
of, I., xix, 227," 233, 266, 268, 
292, 295, 296, 298, 347 ; II., 
144-146, 196, 229, 236, 245, 255, 
263, 272, 287. 
Margaret, n., 163, 264. 
Dowra, I., 131. 
Draughts for drainage of water, I., 172, 

212. 
Draughts (see Carriage). 
Dreghorn, tithes of the mill of, I., 14. 
Drimmie (Drome, Dromy, Drunie, 
Drummie, Drummy, Drumy, 
Drwme, Drwmy, Drymie, 
Drymme, Drymmie, Dryrnmy, 
Drymy), lands of, I., xix, 243, 
298, 300,350; n., 287. 
Easter, I., 122, 156, 202, 237, 240, 
242, 245, 292, 296, 299, 301, 316 ; 
II., 129-131, 133, 192, 223. 
Middle, i., 141, 167, 240, 243, 269, 
285, 298, 301, 312; n., 129-131, 
133, 192, 270. 
Over, ii., 304. 



Drimmie, Wester, i., 122, 123, 141, 

197, 225, 235, 243, 298, 302 : ii., 

55, 130-134, 193 ; Gilchrist, of, 

i., 235. 

fishings of, i., 124 (see Fishings). 

forestership and woods of Wester, 

ii., 55, 133. 
mill of, i., 243, 291 ; n., 55, 130, 
133, 193. 
Dron, Thomas, monk of Cupar, ii., 110. 
Dron, chapel of, I., 331. 
Drounlay, lands of, I. , 23. 
Drumdarne ( Drumdarnen), lands of, II., 

219, 275. 
Drumfalaty (Drumfolaty, Drumfollan- 
tin, Drumfollatyn, Drumfoly- 
tyne, Dumfallamyne, Dumfola- 
tyne, Dumfolytvne, Dunfallithy, 
Dunfolenthim, Dwnfallinch), 
lands of, in Athole, I., xvii, 133, 
134, 163, 205, 242, 253, 257, 283, 
298, 303, 316, 348; II., 194. 
Drumgarland, I., 252. 
Drumkilbo, the Laird of, n., 199, 231, 
232. 
the Lady of, ii., 247 (see Aber- 
cromby and Tyre). 
Drummond, James, in Boghall, II. , 304. 
John, in Cally, n., 73, 193, 194, 
221, 234. 
Ducks (wild), n. , 13, 56. 
Ducter, Thomas, I., 193. 
Duff, Donald, i., 136, 140, 150, 158. 
Dugude, alias Barnye, Besse, II., 43, 

44, 118. 
Duly (Dulie, Dwly), Master Antonio, 
bailie in Perthshire, I. , 278. 
Antone, in Keithock, I., 311. 
Margaret, n., 119, 238. 
Dumblane, James, bishop of, I. , 279. 
Nicolas, bishop ef, I., 347, 349. 
William of Stephen, bishop of, I., 
37. 
Dumfolatyne, etc. (see Drumfalaty). 
Dunbar, Coluniba of, bishop of Moray, 
I., 39. 
Gospatrick, Earl of, l. , 324. 
Patrick, Earl of, I., 327, 328, 336. 
Dunbrek, "Dene" Robert, I., 97, 318; 

ii., 207, 208. 
Duncan, son of Donald, I. , viii, 325. 

son of Sybald, I. , 333. 
Duncan, (Duncane), Andrew, II., 221: 
Gelis Hill, his spouse, II., 221. 
Donald, i., 301. 
John, ii., 150, 267 : Jonet Andro, 

his spouse, n., 150. 
Jonet, ii., 148, 265. 



534 



INDEX. 



Duncan, Patrick, it, 162, 163,256,264: 

Margaret Downy, his spouse, II. , 

163, 264. 
alias Presen, Robert, u., 196, 229. 
Duncanson, John, tiler, I., xxxiv, 304. 
John, in Drunifalatyn, i. , 133. 
John, in Forthir, I. , 157. 
John, in Persie, I., 128. 
Eobert, I., 129. 
Thomas, I., 269. 
Dundalk, dean of, Robert de Stuteville, 

i., 349. 
Dundee (Dunde), I., xix, 30; n., 288; 

Paton Clerk and Andrew David- 
son, burgesses, i., 175. 
annual rents held by Cupar abbey 

in, ii., 205 ; tenement in, I., 313. 
as port of Cupar- Angus, n., 47, 48, 

61, 62, 122, 178, 241, 250. 
church of, i., 10. 
fair of, ii., 195, 241, 250. 
its hospital (hospice^, i., 145, 147; 

ii., 205. 
the well-gate and gate of the castle 

burn, i., 175. 
Dundee, Thomas of, i., 345. 
Dundrennan, Patrick Maxwell, abbot 

of, I., 50, 51. 
Thomas of Livingston, abbot of, I., 

48-84 (see Cupar). 
Dundurcus, vicarage of, I., 39. 
Dunfermline, abbey of, I., 3, 10, 208, 

321; ii., 204, 254. 
Alexander, abbot of, I., 35. 
Andrew of Kirkcaldy, abbot of, I., 

46. 
Henry, abbot of, 1., 208. 
Hugh, abbot of, i., 32; II., 286. 
James, commendator, I., 273. 
Richard of Bothuel, abbot of, i.. 44. 
"William, abbot of, I., 10. 
"William of St Andrews, abbot of, 

I., 38, 46. 
Dunfolenthyn, lands of, gift of Nessus, 

i., xvii (see Drumfalaty). 
Dunfuther, lands of, gift by Ferelith, 

Countess of Athole, I. , xvi. 
Dunkeld, I., xi, 334, 335; n., 67, 68, 

207, 254, 288. 
Alexander de Lauadir, bishop of, 

i., 52, 62, 73. 
Geoffrey, bishop of, i., 330, 351. 
George, bishop of, I., 2rl. 
Gilbert, bishop of, i., 351. 
Gregory, bishop of, I., 1, 324. 
Henry Douglas, bishop of, i., 65, 

83. 
Hugh, bishop of, I., 7, 351. 



Dunkeld, James Bruce, bishop of, I., 

44, 62, 73. 
James Kennedy, bishop of, I., 58, 

62. 
John le Scot, bishop of, i., 334. 
John of Leicester, bishop of, i. , 351. 
John of Ralston, bishop of, i., 63, 

83. 
Matthew, bishop of, i., 31, 347; 

ii., 286. 
Osbert, bishop of, i., 351. 
Richard, bishop of, i., xii, 335, 351. 
Robert, bishop of (1555), n., 119. 
Robert, bishop of (temp. William 

the Lion), i., 343. 
Robert de Stuteville, bishop of, i. , 

349. 
Robert of Cardany, bishop of, i., 

38, 62. 
Thomas de Lawadyr, bishop of, i., 

37, 64, 83, 84. 
"William Turnbull, bishop of, I., 

63, 74, re. 

bishop of, ii., 204. 

titular English bishops of, I., 66-71. 

Church of the Holy Trinity at. i., 

321. 
Donald Macnachtane, dean of, L, 

52, 62. 
Nicolas of Athole, precentor of, i. , 

52. 
Sir Thomas Irwyne, chaplain of, 
ii., 67, 68. 
Duntay, lands of, i., xix, 350. 
Durahame, Katherine, n., 222. 
Durame, Alexander, il, 281. 

Master Thomas of, dean of Angus, 
I., 216, 218. 
Durward, Alan the, n., 287. 
Dwne, mill of, I., 270. 
Dykes of stone to be built for defence of 
the loch and trees, by chaplain 
of St Margaret's "aisle," near 
Forfar, i., 272. 

Ecolisham, Patrick, i., 344. 
Ederpolls (Edderpolls, Edeipolles, Leder- 

poles), I., ix-xi, xiv, 327, 328, 

336-338. 
Edinburgh, i., 322, 324, 327. 

John de Lewvntoun, commissary 

of, i., 44. 
Edmond, Emma, i., 310; ii., 34. 
Edward (Eduarde, Edwart), Crestane, 

ii., 164. 
James, n., 20-22, 103, 183, 213 : 

Isabel Plumar, his spouse, II. 

20-22. 



INDEX. 



335 



Edward, Walter, i., 256. 
William, n., 183, 213. 

Edward I., King of England, I., 15, 16, 
19-21, 28, 29, 330, 345-347. 
the Confessor, I., 12. 

Eels to be kept in the water-stanks by 
the gardener in Carse Grange, i. , 
xxxi, 189 ; eel ark to be upheld 
by tenant in Ledcassy, II., 225 ; 
eel ark on the Tay, granted to 
Cupar, ii., 284. 

Eggs, teind, n., 254. 

Eglesmaldy, n., 107. 

Ego, Alan, i., 205. 

Eirik II., King of Norway, i., 16. 

Ekyk (?) (see Elrick). 

Elarge (nee Elrick). 

Eldar, John, I., 180. 

Elge (Elgis), Florence, I., 314; n., 116. 
James, I., 270, 291, 311; II., 13. 

Eliot, William, n., 93: Margaret Cow- 
per, his spouse, il, 93. 
Elmour(Elmoir), Elizabeth, n., 227. 
Isabel, ii., 224. 
Stephen, n., 182, 212. 

Elphinstone, James, son of James, Lord 
Balmerinoch, II., 302, 303. 
Master Robert, treasurer of Aber- 
deen, i., 312. 

Elrick (Clair (?) Ekyk (?), Elarge, Elrik, 
Elryk, Ilkrik, Illrik, Ilrik), lands 
of, I., 131,266-268, 275, 295, 299, 
347; ii., 151, 162, 163, 287. 
Nether, II., 197, 231, 246, 250, 256. 
Over, ii., 163, 171, 197, 230, 246, 
250, 256, 264. 

Elyot, John, i., 143, 181, 185 : his wife, 
i., 241. 

Ennerady (Ennerardy, etc.), I., 301, etc. 
(see Inverarity). 

Ennerwick (Enirvak, Ennerwak, Ennir- 
wak, Enyrvak), lands of, in 
Athole, i., 225, 231, 252, 257, 
270, 286, 300, 313; n., 172, 194 
(see Innervak,. 

Entry of tenant, payment on, i., 258, 
286; ("entres siluer") ii., 225, 
230, 232, 260, 264, 266 (see gres- 
sum). 

Equestris, service of an, to be given by 
a feuar, n. , 79. 

' ' Erch, " use of, on the Tay, granted to 
Cupar, ii., 284 (see Eels). 

Ergadia, Malcolm de, i. , 345 (see Argyll). 

Erlie (Eroly, etc. ), (see Airlie). 

Errol, church of, i., 32; Sir Maurice, 
rector of, n., 288. 
Earls of, I., 320. 



Errol, Lords of, I. , x (see Hay), 
manor of, i., ix. 
tenement of, n., 288. 
Erth, Radolph de, I., 338. 
Essie (Esse, Essee, Essy), David, I., 
245, 258, 313; n., 137, 165, 182, 
206, 212, 298: Elizabeth Blair, 
his spouse, n., 137, 165. 
Walter (of), 224, 228. 
Eugenius IV., Pope, I., 50-52, 58, 62. 
Ewin(Evin, Eving, Evyn,Ewyn), George, 
ii., 83, 84 : Besse Blair, his spouse, 
ii., 84. 
John, aged tenant of Cupar, n. , 

3. 
John, bailie, n., 84. 
John, in Bendochy, n., 211. 
Ewinson, John, i. , 1 8 1 . 
Exchange of tenements by tenants, I. , 
234, 241 ; II., 146, 171 ; com- 
position for, ii. , 253. 
Eyche, Patrick, i., 241. 

Fabric (see Work) of the monastery of 
Cupar, payments to, I., 233- 
238, 240, 241, 245, 250, 251, 
255, 286 ; Ii., 34, 58, 61, 63, 64, 
72, 76, 80, 84, 113, 114, 116, 
118, 121-124, 128, 130, 134, 142- 
164, 171 : part of payment by a 
tenant " forgiven " by abbot for 
the tenant's step-children, 84. 

Factors of Cupar abbey, II., 68, 83, 125, 
141, 239, 251. 

Fail and divot, allowed to tenants, I., 
262; ii., 45 (see Turf ). 

Fairbarne, Alexander, I., 303. 

Fairs, as terms for payment, n., 232, 
252, 253; "the latter fair," the 
Nativity of our Lady, 240 ; of 
Dundee, 241. 

Falconar (Fauconar, Fauknar), John, 
L, 143, 172, 181, 182, 250 ; widow 
of John, i., 263. 

Falconers, royal, I., xiv, 329. 

Fallow (Falay, Fallay, Falow, Fawlay), 
Isabel, ii., 121. 
John, i., 309. 
John, in Crunan, husband of Jonet 

Halden, I., 312. 
John, the son, in Crunan, husband 
of Elspeth Small, n., 171, 187, 
268, 299. 

Families, leading, on Cupar lands, i., 
xlii-xliv (also II., introd.). 

Farar (Farahar), John, obtains porter- 
ship of Cupar, ii., 293-296. 
William, it. 220. 



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INDEX. 



Farsail, Robert, " virlot" of the Queen's 

chamber, n., 281. 
Fascheloch, I., 131. 
Fences, i., 139. 
Fenton, Sir John de, I., 349. 
Sir William de, i., 349. 
William of, I., 217. 
Fentons, John of, I., 168. 
Ferdil (Ardle), I., viii, 322. 
Ferguson, John, I., 286. 
" Fercuourer, " n., 262. 
Feme, lands and barony of, in Forfar- 
shire, i., xvii, 9, 36. 
Ferquhair, Silvester, n., 193. 
Ferrerius, historian, I., 39, 48. 
Ferri, I., 344. 

Ferth, ly, part of Balbrogy, I., 250. 
Feuars of abbey lands, bound to defend 
the abbey, n., 172, 174 ; list of 
feuars of abbey lands (see Laud 
alienated). 
Feyrfarson, Donald, I., 122. 
Finlay, I., 122. 
John, I., 122. 
Fidder (fothyr, fwder), of peats (see 
Carriage), 
of lead to be cast by the abbey 
plumber, i., 314. 
Fife, Duncan, Earl of, I., viii, 5, 321, 
324, 325, 328, 331, 335, 337, 344; 
ii., 2S4. 
Malcolm, Earl of, I., 12, 325, 327, 
328, 341. 
Fife (Fif, Fitf, Fiffe, Fyf, Fyfe, Fyff, 
Fyif), Alene, n., 161. 
David, in mill of Blacklaw, I., 279. 
David, in Syoks, I., 149, 158, 219, 

276, 284, 301. 
Elizabeth, n., 183, 223. 
James, n., 105, 106. 
John, in Cotzards (1444), i., 122, 

123. 
John, alias Rydar, in Freuchy mill, 

ii., 223, 233, 248. 
John, in Over Muirtoun, II., 106, 
192 : Margaret Andersone, his 
relict, ii., 106. 
Katherine, i., 279. 
Richard, in Over Muirtoun, i. , 

287, 301 ; n., 67, 222. 
Robert, in Balbrogy, i., 301. 
Robert (of), in the Brewland, n., 

234, 249, 250. 
Robert, in Cotzards, son of John, 
i., 122, 143, 150, 171, 172, 199, 
200, 278, 287. 
Robert, in Nether Muirtoun, i., 
214, 235. 



Fife, Thomas, in Cotzardis, i., 143, 150, 
171, 172, 199, 200, 257, 278. 
Thomas, in Over Muirtoun, i. , 300. 
Figs, allowance to each monk of Cupar, 

ii., 110. 
Findlay, Andrew, in Auchinleyth, I., 
264. 
Andrew, in Enneradv, i. , 299. 
Andrew, in Fortour, i., 292, 300. 
John, in Aberbothry, i., 255. 
John, alias Bris (Brvs), in Downy, 
ii., 146, 196, 229, 245, 255, 263: 
Jonet Roger, his relict, n., 146 
263. 
John, in (Cowbyre of) Keithock, 

i., 132, 135, 139. 
Joky's son, in Meikle Forthir, n., 
229. 
Findlay (Findelay, Finlai, Finlaw, 
Fyndelay, Fyndlaw), i., 263 
(see Randlaucht). 
Findlay, Thane of Glentilt, i., 231. 
Fines, for tenants not having a horse 
and carriage for the king's ser- 
vice (1482), I., 232 ; for having 
cottar or codracht, .235; in case 
of not renouncing land, n., 20 ; 
for failure to pay punctually, 
167, 168, 179 (see Woods, Un- 
laws). 
Finlayson(Findlason, Findlasone, Find- 
laysoun, Finlason, Fyndlason, 
Fyndlaysoue, Fyndlaysoun. Fyu- 
louson), Donald, in Carnbok, i., 
295. 
Donald, in Forthir, I., 292. 
Duncan, n., 198. 
John, in Aberbothry, I., 135, 142, 

270, 271, 290, 300. 
Jonet, widow, in Aberbothry, I., 

174, 234. 
Jonet, wife of William Hetoun, n., 

38, 39, 53. 
Katherine, I., 317. 
Margaret, n., 41, 42, 235. 
Michael, i., 227. 
Robert, in Bellady, i , 299. 
Robert, in Cupar Grange, i. , 270, 302. 
Fish, allowance of, to abbey carpenter, 
I., 259 ; to mason, 310 ; to each 
monk of Cupar, n., 110 ; to gar- 
dener, 208. 
Fish, carriage of (see Carriage). 

carriage from Montrose, ii., 174. 
Fisher acre in Cupar Grange, n., 23. 
Fishers, Fishings — 

sea-fishings at East Haven, grant 
to Cupar, I., xv ; n., 283. 



INDEX. 



337 



fishings ("net," "yaro") on the 
Tay granted to Cupar, i., ix, 339, 
340, 342 ; of Edderpoles granted, 
I., x; II., 286; privilege of fish- 
ing for salmon at forbidden sea- 
sous in the Tay, Isla, Ericht, and 
Northesk, granted by King Robert 
the Bruce, i., xx, 330. 
on the Deveron, alienated by the 
abbey, n., 4, 139; of Alvah, I., 
128 ; II., 204 ; their value in 
1561, I., 356, 361 ; the crown 
thirds, 360. 

of Baitscheill (salmon and grilse), 
II., 184. 

of Balbrogy, I., 303 ; n., 187 ; 
fishers there to find net and coble, 
I., 303 ; to sell surplus fish, 303 ; 
salmon fishings not granted with 
the lands, n., 1(37, 169; their 
value, 187. 

of Calady, i., 124, IPS. 

of Campsie, I., xlv ; fishers there, 
under abbot, to provide nets, 
boats, etc., i., 121, 127, 227, 237, 
274; fishings "of both kinds," 
220 ; of salmon, 221 ; one cottar 
allowed for carriage, 227 ; "car- 
riage man " to be provided, II., 
70, 181 ; fishers not to sell, give 
away or eat any of their fish, I., 
227 ; to use a certain size of net, 
274 ; when to commence fishing, 
274 ; to be fined for faults in their 
nets, 274 ; Patrick Bell ap- 
pointed to superintend the fish- 
ings there, and report on the 
fishers, 275 ; value in 1561, 353. 

fishings of Drimmie, i., 124, 197; 
of Ledcassy, n., 190; of Inner- 
ychtny, I., 125. 

fish to be reared by the abbey gar- 
dener in Carse Grange, I., 189 
(see Stanks). 

"acre of the fishery" of Cupar 
Grange, I., 271. 

privilege of fishing givea to the 
officer of Carse, n., 203. 
Flemyng, Agnes, n., 95, 273. 

John, in Balmyle, I., 290, 302, 317. 

John, the son, in Balmyle, I., 317 ; 
n., 188, 216, 236: Jonet Stiblis, 
his relict, II., 236. 

John, apprentice carpenter, i., 307. 
Flesh, allowance to abbey carpenters, 
I., 259 ; to masons, 310 ; to each 
monk of Cupar, n., 110; to gar- 
deners, 208. 



Flowers (tec Gardens). 
Flycht, John, i., 132. 

Simon, i., 132. 
Fod (Fode, Foyd), Ellen of, I., 223. 
John, i., 142, 165. 
William, in Aberbothry, I., 134. 
William, in Muirtoun, i., 170. 
William, i., 220. 
Fodrance, annual rent by Cupar from, 

ii., 207. 
Fogo, John of, abbot of Melrose, i. , 39, 
40, 52. 
(Fogow) John, elder, sub-chantor 

of Cupar, ii., 110, 111. 
("Dean") John, younger, monk of 
Cupar, ii., 110, 295, 301, 303. 
Food (see Ale, Cakes, Draughts, Fish, 
Flesh). 
daily allowance to carpenter, I., 
xxxiii, 259, 307 ; to mason, xxxiii, 
304, 306, 310 ; to slater, 304, 306 ; 
to smith, 306 ; to porter, II., 100. 
allowance to cellarer, monks, etc., 
ii., 110. 
Forbes, Alexander, of Bruchis, bailie to 
Cupar abbey, i., 103. 
Alexander, of Tolleis, I., 102, 103, 

314; ii., 12, 195. 
Duncan, of Cultis, i. , 103. 
Duncan, of Murthly in Mar, I., 

137. 
John, of Tolleis, I., 103. 
William, in Ardes, ii. , 12. 
William, of Tolleis, bailie to Cupar 
abbey, i., 92, 244, 311. 
Fordun, John of, manuscript of his 

Chronicle at Cupar, i., lv. 
Forest, free, I., xiii, 326 ; pain of free 

forest, 222, 227. 
Forester, i., xxxi ; forester's land, 303; 
forester-general at Campsie, 220 ; 
forester at Cally, 240 ; obtains 
some outfield land, n., 73, 234 ; 
forester at Campsie, I., 121, 127, 
227 ; ii., 68, 71 ; at Wester Drim- 
mie, 55, 59, 133 ; keeper of forest 
at Forthir, I., 157 ; keeper of 
forestership of Glcnbraiichty, n., 
268 ; Neil M^Kedeu appointed 
master- forester in Strathardle, I., 
198. 
Forests (sec Woods). 

Easements in the royal, granted by 
Malcolm IV., I., viii, 320. 
Forfar, t., viii, x, xiii, xv, xviii, 4, 325, 
327, 339, 341. 
chapel of St Margaret in, n. , 207. 
loch of, I., xiii, 329. 



338 



INDEX. 



Forfar, tenement of Cupar abbev in, I., 
336 ; ii., 207. 
sheriff' of, i., 326. 

Adam, abbot of, bis bequest, i., 
xvii, 335. 

Forfeiture of lease (sec Chetry). 

for employing too many cottars or 
codrauchi, I., 123, 232; for un- 
neigbl loinly and intemperate con- 
duct, 154, 230 ; for violation of 
statute de non impetrandds in- 
stanciw, 155, 156 ; for unlicensed 
marriage by widows, 159 ; for 
marriage by a widow, n., 10 ; 
for failure to plant trees and 
sow certain kinds of grain and 
destroy "guld," or keep terms 
of lease, i., 164, 165, 209, 213; 
on nonpayment of teinds at 
terms, 217 ; for tenant not serv- 
ing his father without complaint, 
23G ; if convicted by assize of 
disturbing the ground and injur- 
ing neighbours, 238; for marriage 
of a daughter and heiress without 
consent of abbot, II., 16, 17; for 
destroying wood, 55, 56 ; for 
heresy {sec Heresy); for theft, reset 
of theft, sorning, and adultery, 
143, 144; for remarrying, 145; 
for insufficient gear and horses 
and nonpayment of duties, 237, 
249 ; by gardener for neglect, 239. 

Forman (Formand, Formon, Formond), 
David, i., 262, 290. 
alias Tailzeour, John, II., 44, 49, 
118, 184, 214 : Isabell Cowt, his 
spouse, ii., 49. 

Fornathy (Fornethie), "lap male" of, 
i., 355 ; ii., 200. 

Forstar, Alexander, of Neva, i., 219. 

Fortoune, Jonet, I., 317. 

Forthir (Fortar, Forthour, Forthyr, 
Fortour, Fortur, Fortyr, Four- 
tour), in Glenisla, lands of, i., 
131, 157, 226, 233, 264, 265, 267, 
268, 275, 288, 292, 293, 297, 300, 
302 {sec Forester, Woods), 
teinds of, n., 204. 
Little, ii., 142, 143, 195, 229, 244, 

251, 252, 255, 263. 
Meikle, II., 175-177, 195, 229, 245. 
Middle, i., 299. 

Fortuhy, lands of, i., xiii, 326. 

Fosaoway (Fossoquhv, Fossuib), church 
of, i., 123, 136, 144, 205, 214- 
216, 259, 279, 312, 317 ; II., 32, 
110. 204, 244, 287, 302, 305. 



Fothringhame, Andrew, n., 205. 

Fotres, I., 131. 

Foullarton (Foulartoun). Andrew, I., 
147, 148, 207, 222. 
Andrew and "Walter, masons, I., 
307. 

Fowler, John Souter in Milnhorn ap- 
pointed, ii., 13, 56, 189 ; Henry 
Broun in Westhorn, 203,241,254. 

Fowling, privilege of, given to the " offi- 
ciar" of the Carse, n., 203. 

Fox, Sir David, I., 123. 

Fox ("tod") hunting, II., 107, 141, 
176, 251, 262. 

France, Abbot Donald Campbell in, n., 
250. 

Fraser (Frasser), Alexander, I., 336. 
Jonet, ii., 135, 136. 

Frendraught (Frandracht, Frendraeht, 
Frendraucht), Agnes, I., 247, 
248. 
Helen, I., 248. 
John, i., 137, 151. 

Fxenehy (Frehqui, Frethylk, Freuqnhy, 
Frewchy, Frewijuhy, Frajqnhy, 
Fruijuhv, Frwquhv), lands of, 
i., xiii,' 233, 267, 2*68, 272. 275, 
282, 287, 293, 296, 298, 299, 
301-303, 325 ; n., 106, 163, 164, 
199, 232, 248, 266, 269. 
corn-mill (and mill lands) of, II., 
107, 141, 199, 223, 233, 248, 
267, 295. 

Frew, in Perth, lands of, n., 

Freyrtoun (Freyrton), Walter, I., 278, 
311. 

Frog, John, a monk of Cupar, i., 97; 
ii., 110. 

Frostar, Mr Walter, I., 273. 

Fruit, to be supplied to Cupar convent, 
ii., 208, 211 ; to be kept from 
being stolen, 239 ; fruit trees (see 
Planting, Orchards). 

Fuel, yards for, I., 123 (see Muirs, 
Peats). 

Fulco (Fulk, Fulcher), abbot of Cupar, 
i., 1, 2. 

Fulfurd, John, apprentice mason, I., 
310. 

Fuller's mill, I., 126 (sec Mills). 

"Ful/e," i., 291, 309; II., 45, 262. 

Find, Meg (of), I., 290, 299. 

Furrier of the Queen's Guard, Allan 
Stewart, n., 279. 

Furry, James, i., 176. 
Thomas, i., 139, 143. 

Put (Futt), Donald, i., 300, 302. 
Robert, son of Donald, I., 300. 



INDEX. 



!39 



Fut, Robert, carpenter, i.. 310. 
Futtor, John, i., 293. 
Fyfe {see Fife). 

Galfeid (Gaufrid), son of Richard, i., 

328, 343. 
Galichly (Galiehtly, Galithle, Galithly, 
Galychtly), George, i., 285, 301. 
John, his father, I., 240, 285. 
Galloraw (Gallaraw, Gallawraw, Gallo- 
raw, Galloray, Gallowraw, Galu- 
raw), town and lands of the, i., 
229, 248, 249, 261, 263, 280, 
291, 298-300, 316, 342: n., 3, 
14-16, 44, 77, 103, 167-169, 185, 
186, 215. 
commonty of, n., 45 (see Keithock). 
cottar hank of, n., 118. 
haugh of, n., 118. 
wester park of, n., 169. 
Galloway (Gallaweia), Thomas, Earl of, 
i. , xvi, 333 {see Athole). 
Thomas, bishop of, I., 38. 
Galloway (Gallowa, Gallowey, Gallway, 
Galoway, Galway), alias Sclatir, 
David, \., 248. 
Gilbert (of), in Causayend or 
Keithock, "familiar" of Cupar 
monastery, I., 202, 247, 248. 
Gilbert, mason, i., 309. 
James, n., 121, 272: Elizabeth 

Jakson, his spouse, II., 121. 
John (of), and Marion, his spouse, 

i., 247, 248. 
Sir John, chaplain, n., 119. 
Patrick or Paton, I., 297, 299, 
302; ii., 121, 203, 228: Jonet 
Ker, his spouse, n., 121, 228. 
Gardeners of Cupar, I., 189, 212; II., 
110, 208-211 ; food and duties, 
208-211, 239. 
Gardens, to be planted with ash-trees, 
sauchs, osiers, i., 160, 219 ; at 
Causayend, 222; in Perth, II., 
64 ; at Galloraw, 167 ; of herbs and 
flowers to be planted at Galloraw, 
168. 
Gardnar, David, I., 189, 220. 
Gardyn, town of, n., 206. 
Gate, the, I., 151 (see Porter). 
Gatekeeper of Cupar abbey (see Porter). 
Gecht, John, I., 182. 
Geddar, Andrew, I., 226. 
Geddes, Dr Michael, i., 57. 
Geese, fatted, i., 163 ; fed, 178 ; tame, 
II., 107, 141-164, 171, 176, 182, 
183, 195-200, 224, 232, 233, 245- 
250, 251, 254, 255, 259-261 ; 



wild, 13, 56, 241, 254; "kayn 
weild," 203; price of, 182. ' 
Geky, Jonet, I., 129. 

Margaret, II., 223. 

Patrick, in Cupar Grange, I., 142, 
165. 

Patrick, in Drumgarland, I., 252. 

William, I., 129. 
Gelliander, Meseluain, I., 319. 
Gent, Walter, a monk of Cupar, i., 

93. 
Gentillman, alias Sande, John, II., 231. 
Geoffrey (see Galfrid). 
George, David, i., 297. 
Georgeson (Jeorgison), William, i., 

148, 159. 
Gib ^Gibb, Gyb), John, in Bellaty, I., 
267, 294 (his m he). 

John, in Dumcabok, I., 285, 297. 

John, in mill of Freuchy, II., 199, 
223. 

John, in Over Auchleche, n., 231. 
Gibbon (Gibbone, Gibboun, Gibon, 
Gubbon, Gyboun), Donald, in 
Downy, I., 266, 296 (or Gibbon- 
son). 

Donald, in Over Auchleche, n., 
147, 256, 265: Jonet Baxter, 
his spouse, n., 147, 265. 

Dowky, ii., 231. 

James, in Over Auchinleche, u., 
197, 246, 253. 

James, in Dalnacabok, n., 155, 
256, 264. 

Jane, ii., 231. 

Janet, I., 287. 

John, in Dalnacabok, son of James, 
ii., 155. 

John, in Dalvany, son of Thomas 
and Janet, I., 287. 

John (Clerk), in Glenmerky, n., 
155, 233, 248, 267 : Cristen An- 
dersone, his spouse, II. 155. 

Marion, I., 264. 

Robert, I., 267. 

Thomas, father of John, i., 287. 

(Gigan ?) Sir Thomas, knight, I., 
339, 340 ; II., 285. 
Gibbouson (Gibbonesoun, Gibbonsoun, 
Gibbosoun, Gybbunson, Gilbun- 
son, Gylbunson), Alexander, in 
Murthly in Athole, I., 169, 170, 
231, 232, 243. 

Donald Alexanderson, I., 169. 

Gibbon, son of Alexander, I., 231. 

(Gibbosoun), John, in Inverarity, 
I., 229. 

Roland, i., 129. 



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INDEX. 



Gibson (Gibsone, Gibsoun, Gybson, 
Gybsoun), Andrew, in Kincreicb, 
i., 150, 207. 
Annete (Agnes Brown), wife of 

John, i., 159, 192, 203, 224. 
James, in Glentulacb, i., 159 (1471), 
192, 203, 224, 317 (circa 1532): 
Elizabeth Crokat, his spouse, I., 
317. 
John, son of James, I., 317. 
John, II., 242. 
Jonet and Margaret, daughters of 

John and Annete, I., 159. 
Thomas, i., 302. 
Walter, in Glentulach, son of John 

and Annete, I., 159, 203, 224. 
Walter, in Cambok, II., 157, 198, 
232, 247, 257, 265 : Marion 
Henderson, his spouse, II., 157. 
Giftard (Gyftard), Hugh, i., 325. 

John, of Polgauein, I., xii, 340. 
Gigant [? for Gibbon] (Sir) Thomas, i. , 

339, 340. 
Gilbertson, John, r., 233, 237. 
Thomas, i., 233. 

Sir William, of Glentulach, I., 219. 
Gilbryde, tenant in Persie, i., 120. 
Gill, Katherine, II., 235. 
Gillebar, John de, I., xr, 341. 
Gillebryde (Gilbryde , Earl of Angus, 

I., 319, 320, 325 (see Angus)! 
Gillekeir, Adam, i., 269 (see Gylkerson). 
Gillemichell, the hermit, I., ix ; n., 284. 
Gillen)^ (see Glenny). 
Gillernwle, Robert, in Elrick, i., 295 

[I., 268?]. 
GiUmylson, William, [., 223. 
Gilrowth, John, n., 4. 
Girnals, "inlaik" of the, II., 275-278 ; 

mending of, 280. 
Glamoill, i., 131. 
Glammis, Laird of, II., 205. 
Glasgow, Engelram, bishop of, i., 320. 
Hugh, bishop of, I., 324. 
.'.nnes, bishop of, II., 284. 
Jocelyn, bishop of, L, 336, 337. 
John Cameron, bishop of, i. , 44, 52. 
Richard, bishop of, i., 346. 
Robert of Wyschart, bishop of, i., 
16, 28, 319, 345, 346, 350 ; II., 
288. 
William of Bondington, bishop of, 

i., 326. 
William of Lawedrc, bishop of, I., 

38. 
William de .Malvoisin, bishop of, 
and afterwards of St Andrews, 
i., 328. 



Glasgow, Dr John Scheves, canon of, 
i., 43. 
William of Lambertoun, chancellor 
of, I., 326, 345. 
Glen, John, II., 145, 197, 231: Kathe- 
rine Neynthawis, his spouse, II., 
145. 
Glenbathlack (Glenbaclach, Glenbat- 
lack), Sir Adam of, I., 350 ; n., 
287. 
Glenboy, lands of (third part of Kin- 
creicb), I., 145, 146, 221, 239, 
251, 300 ; ii., 19, 20, 82, 86, 174, 
201, 244, 301. 
corn-mill and walk-mill of, n., 174. 
muir of, II., 82. 
Glenbrauchty (Glenbrachti, Glenbrich- 
ty), I., 131. 
forestry of, ii., 267, 268. 
Glendoak, village of, n., 207. 
Glendunock, I., 343. 
Glengarny, I., 131. 

Glenherthy (Glenherthry), i., xvi, 334. 

Glenisla (Glenlyef, Glennyla, Glennylay, 

Glennylef, Glenyla, Glenylai, 

Glenylef, Glenylefe, Glenyleff, 

Glenylif, Glenylife), lands and 

barony of, i., xiii, xiv, 131, 2:;:;, 

253, 260, 265, 275, 286, 300, 303, 

325-327, 329, 346, 347 ; II., 106, 

107, 136, 111-144, 146, 147, 149, 

151, 154-157, 162, 175, 220, 271, 

295; rental and crown thirds, 

I., 355, 360, 361. 

"Smedy Croft" in, II., 253. 

officer of, n., 107. 

church of, I., 30, 36, 37, 126, 148, 

150, 219, 253, 260, 276, 288, 299, 

302, 312; II., 136, 137, 2Q4, 226, 

302, 305 ; new building of, and 

repairing of the high altar, I., 

151. 

parish clerk of, ii., 107 ; Lady priest 

of, 253 (see Bendochy). 
mill of, I., 125, 138,226. 
the Ward in, I., 151. 
John of, i., 193, 233. 
Glenmerky(Glenerky, Glenmarky, Glen- 
merche, Glcrnerkv), lands of, i., 
282, 292, 297, 303; II., 106, 156, 
233, 248, 266, 269, 2!'.".. 
Glenny (Gillenye, Glenne, Glrny, Gyl- 
leny), Gilbert, in Bogside, n., 
42, 80, 235 : Jonet Nychoh. his 
spouse, ii., 42. 
James, his father, II., 42, 80. 
James, in Bucham, I., 255, 284, 
300. 



INDEX. 



341 



Glenny, James, in the hillock of Tilly - 
fergus, i., 287. 
(Glene, Glenne), John, in Over 

Auchinlech, n., 246, 256. 
John, in Bucham, I., 140. 
"William, i., 164. 
Glenprostyn, i., 131. 
Glenshee (Glensche), I., 131 ; II., 268. 
Glentilt, Findlay, Thane of, I., 231. 
Glentullach (Glentillacht, Glentillaucht, 
Glentolach, Glentulach, Glen- 
tnloch), lands of, I., 131, 159, 192, 
203,224,285, 312,317; n., 1,2. 
fortress in, i., 224. 
Gleschan (Gleschane, Glesthane), Dun- 
can, i., 283, 298, 303 (sec Mac- 
Gow). 
Goblets, broad and little, at Cupar 

abbey in 1296, I., 364. 
Goldie, alias Mat-he, Andrew, n., 209. 
Goldsmith of Edward I., Adam, I., 19, 

364, 365. 
Gormok, Wester, n., 55 (see Hering). 
Gothra, John, in Balmyle, I., 142. 
John, in Kemphill, i., 233. 
Patrick, in Cupar Grange, I., 123. 
Gothrason, Patrick, in Cupar Grange, 

I., 124. 
Gourlay (Gurlay, Gurley), Engelram de, 
i., 342. 
James, I., 291, 292, 312 : Ellen Bal- 

luny, his spouse, i., 291, 312. 
William, n., 74, 75, 170, 183, 213: 
Jonat Bell, his spouse, n., 75. 
Gow, Alexander, I., 242. 

Donald, I., 242. 
Gowrie (Gourein, GouiTin, Goury), Carse 
of, I., ix, x, xii, 338. 
dean of, n., 205. 
Mackbeth, "judex" of, I., 325. 
Malcolm, Viscount of, I., 343. 
Gowry (Goury), Janet, I., 311. 

John of, I., 212. 
Granai'ies of Cupar, n., 135 ; to be pre- 
pared for teinds of Glenisla, 136 ; 
for teinds of Balbrogy, 167 ; to 
be kept by feuar at Boghall, 1 79. 
Gra/ncdarivs at Campsie, i., 121, 204; 

(grauntar) arranges prices, 201. 
Granger of Carse Grange, grant of fuel 
to him by Sir Alexander Aber- 
riethy, i., 346; his residence, I., 
xlv. 
Granges (see Aberbothry, Airlie, Bal- 
brogy, Carse [Kerso], fifty-two 
acres, I., 123, Kincreich). 
granges of Cupar destroyed, I., 365. 
the "grange principal," I., 211. 



Grassum (gressum), i., xxvii, 156, 158. 
159, 163, 169, 191, 200, 206, 207', 
209-211, 214, 219, 222, 223, 
226-230, 233, 236, 258 (horse), 
278, 282-288, 292, 297, 298, 318 ; 
ii., 79. 
consisting in maintaining sheep of 

the abbey, n. , 236. 
remitted for benefit of children, II., 

243. 
Book of Compositions of Gressums, 
ii., 221-273. 

Graty (Grace ?), Michael, in Daluacabok, 
I., 265, 294. 

Gratz, Christian of, provost of St Peter's 
of Brun, Olmiitz, i., 56, 60. 

Gray, George, ii., 293. 
John, i., 155. 
(Gra), Katherine, II., 296. 
Tibbe, n., 77. 

Grewar, Margaret, II., 161. 

Grewyr, John, i., 300. 

Greyn, James, i., 314. 

Grilse, I., xxxi ; fishing at Baitseheill, 
ii., 184; at Balbrogy, i., 303; 
ii., 187; dozen of grilse, 10s., 
187. 

Grub, Dr, historian of Scottish Church, 
i., 73. 

"Gryssis," teind from Bendochy, n., 
254. 

Gual o, Cardinal, i., 8. 

Guld, orders regarding its extinction, I., 
xxix, 143, 164, 165, 168, 170, 
171, 173, 174, 176-178, 182, 183, 
and often to 'page 206, 256 ; II., 
7, 9-11, 14, 15, 18, 107, 141, 176. 
special times of "purging" pre- 
scribed to a tenant, i., 228. 
land on the burn at Keithock and 

Balgersho free from it, I., 176. 
"guld lav/," i., xxix, 213, 256. 
fines of 10s. and 20s. on tenants 
for foulness of their land, i., 228. 

Gunwardby, William, titular bishop of 
Dunkeld, I., 66, 71, 83. 

Gylbimson (sec Gibbonson). 

Gylglass, i., 136. 

Gylkerson, i., 153 (sec Giliekeir. Keir, 
and Murthly in Athole). 

Haldane (Halden, Haldene), Isabel, 
ii., 178. 

James, n., 193. 

Jonet, i., 312. 

Margaret, I., 280, 311. 

William, I., 137. 
Halgreschah (?=; Balgersho), I., 155. 



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INDEX. 



Halkstane, The, n., 129-131. 
Hall (Haw), Andrew, n., 150, 151, 264: 
Jonet Pegat, his spouse, II. ,151, 
201. 
Cristvne, n., 153, 263. 
Donald, i., 288. 
Finlay, in Bellady, I., 303. 
Finlav, in Dalnacabok, n., 197. 

230. 
Finlay, in Over Ilrik, n., 231, 216, 

250. 
James, son of John, in Innerarity, 
ii., 230, 238, 256: Anne E-ris- 
aucht, his widow, II., 238. 
John, in Aucbinlech, I., 298. 
John, in Bellity, n. , 160, 266 : Jonet 

Murray, his spouse, II., 160. 
John (of), in Cragnawadv, I., 286, 

301 ; ii., 199. 
John, in Easter Innerarity, n., 151, 

256, 264. 
Jo. ("Little John,"), in Glennierky, 
i., 297; ii., 156, 199, 233, 248, 
267 : Ellen Spalding, his spouse, 
ii., 156. 
John, in Tulloch of Freuchv, [., 

269, 801. 
Robert, i., 267, 288, 301: Jonet 
Anderson, his spouse, I., 288, 
301. 
Ball of Grace in Cupar monastery, n., 

110. 
Halters and girth, reddendo for Inner- 
key, i.. xii, 341. 
Halyburton, Mr George, ii., 302. 
Hamilton, Thomas, prior of Cupar, n., 

110. 
llaiiimill (Hammyll, Ilamyll, Hum- 
mill), Sir John, of Kippen, 
.steward of Cupar, I., 362: n., 
108, 174, 180, 249-251, 254, 280. 
"Hanying" enjoined on tenants, i., 
163, 164, 166-168, etc. ; of woods, 
232; "hanyings" not to be de- 
stroyed, ii., 114 (.sec Woods. Mea- 
dows). 
Harcarres (Harcazs), Adam of, abbot of 
Neiihottle and Melrose, I., 8, 12. 
Sir Alan de, i., 336. 
Sit Robert de, i., 345, 346. 
Hardy, An. hew, i., 317; n., 183: 
Margaret Maisoun, his wife, i., 
317 ; ii., 21. 
Walter, son of Andrew, n., 20, 21. 
Hartside [Hertsyde], lands of, i., 99. 
Harvesl nun as pari of rental, i., 118; 
ervice in harvest to monastery, 
168, 229 ( Reapers). 



Hastings (Hasting, Hastinge), Sir 
David de, Earl of Athole, I., 
329 332 34S 
(Sir) John'(de),' I., 325, 333, 335, 

337, 2 

Hats, tenants to have them for wapin- 
schawings, I., xxxii, 194-196, 200. 
Haudncv, Jordan de, I., 344. 
Haw {see Hall). 
Hawdon, Jonet, n., 113. 
Hawick (Hawik, Hawvk), John (of), in 
Kincreich, I., 141, 149, 153, 155, 
219 ; lessee of church of Mathic, 
i., 120. 
John, in Glenisla, i., 223. 
Marion of, I., 146. 
Robert, i., 122. 
Thomas, I., 122. 
Hawthorn used for hedges {see Planting). 
Hay (Haia, Haija, Haya. Have), (Sir) 
David de, son of William, I., ix- 
xi, 337-341, 343, 344; II., 284 : 
Eva, his wife, I., ix, x, 340; 
n., 284. 
Edmond, bailie of Cupar abbey, 

ii., 133. 
Edmund de, n., 289. 
Sir Gilbert de, constable, i., x, xi, 
30, 32, 331. 338-340, 342, 348, 
346, 348, 350; II., 284 
[don use, i., xi, 339. 

(Si.) John de, i., 826-328, 886, 

338, 341-343 ; II., 282. 
John, of Ardnachtan, i., x. 

(Sir) Malcolm de, brother of Sir 

David, i., x, 338-340 ; n., 285. 
(Sir) Nicholas de, i., x, 334, 336, 

Nicholas de, rector of Fossuib, son 

of Nicholas, Lord of Errol, II., 

288. 
Peter de, I., x, 342. 
Randolph de. i., 339 : n., 284. 
Richard de, i., xii, 340. 
(Sir) Robert de. broiler ,,i Sir 

1 livid, I., 334, 339-341 ; n., 

285. 
(Sir) Thomas de, [., xi, 326, 338, 

341 ; ii., 2 
(Sir) William de, I., ix-xi, xiv, 

320, 323, 325, 328, 333, 335-340, 

342, 343; II., 2S4, 292. 
Ethna, his spouse, n., 284. 
Sir William, brother of John, I., 

ix, x. 389, 
Sii- William, " nepos" of John, L, 

343. 
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INDEX. 



343 



service by tenants, i., 172; n., 

95, 96, 168, 183-185 ("common 

carriage ") (see Carriage), 
to be supplied to monastery sheep 

in Glenisla, n., 261 ; hay-yard, 

II., 168. 
Hayning (see Hanying). 
Hay's Croft, in Cowbyre, I., 73. 
Heather, for making "perys, " i., 178; 

allowed to tenants, n., 60, 134 ; 

specially allowed to maltmen, 

134. 
Hechendun, William of, n., 283. 
Hedges, new, to be grown by tenants of 

Keithock, i., 147. 
Henderson (see Henryson). 
Henrv VI., King of England, I., 40, 52, 

* 64, 73. 
Henry, son of Jordan, i., 334. 
Henry (Hendry), Ranald (Rane), I. , 

289, 298, 311 : Janat Bell, his 

spouse, i., 311. 
alias Jaksone, Rannald, II., 92, 

202. 
William, n., 188, 216. 
Henryson (Henderson, Henrison) — 
Hendersoun, Agnes, II., 34. 
Henryson (Henrison), Alexander, 

son of Thomas, in Milnhorn, I., 

213, 235. 
Henrison (Henrisoun), Andrew, I., 

143, 180. 
Henerson, Elizabeth, I., 287. 
Hendersoun, James, son of Emma 

Edmond, n., 34. 
Henderson, alias Patre, James, II., 

41, 42 : Margaret Fyndlason, his 

spouse, ii., 41, 42. 
Hendersoun (Henerson), John, in 

Bellaty, i., 267, 292. 
Henderson (Henrison), John, son 

of Thomas, in mill of Milnhorn, 

I., 235, 236, 258. 
Henderson (Hendersoun), alias 

Patie, John, in Cowbyre, II., 96, 

243 : Elene Stiblis, his spouse, 

widow of William Ptry, II., 96, 

243. 
Henderson (Hendersone, Hender- 
soun), John, in Pitlochry, hus- 
band of Jonet M'Nyehole, II., 

150, 233, 249, 257. 
Henderson (Hendersone), Jonet, 

wife of John (Schewine), I., 300, 

316. 
Hendersone (Hendersoun, Hendir- 

sone), Jonet, wife of John Myll, 

II., 86, 100, 244. 



Henryson, Henderson (Hendersone), 
Jonet, wife of William M'Nieholl, 
ii., 143, 263. 

Hendersone, Marion, n., 157. 

Henrvson (Henrison, Henrysoun), 
Nicholas (Nichil), i., 143, 186, 
234. 

Henryson, Patrick, in Balbrogv, 
i., 283. 

Henryson (Henrysoun), Robert, in 
Balbrogy, I., 143, 283. 

Hendersoun, alias Patre, Robert, 
in Balbrogy, husband of Elene 
Barnye, n., 42, 43. 

Henryson (Henrison, Henrisoun), 
Thomas, in mill of Milnhorn, 
i., 134, 137, 213, 218, 235, 236. 

Hendersoun, W« t, in Pitlochry, 
ii., 199. 

Henderson, William, I., 263. 
Hens, to be supplied by the cellarer to 
the monks, II., 110 ; as rental, 
passim. 
Herbs, n., 205 (see Gardens, Yards). 
Heresy, tenants to defend the "Chris- 
tian faith and liberty of holy 
Kirk," on pain of forfeiture of 
lease, II., 25, 26, 29. 

forfeiture for heresy threatened, n., 
29-31, 33-37, 39, 40, 42-44, 46, 
48-54, 56-58, 60-63, etc.; "the 
Lutheran madness," 79 ; heresy 
clause omitted (after 1558), 178. 
Herezelds, II., 229, 230, 251. 

father's,!., 231 ; "gudsehiris, " II., 
230 ; of each ploughgang reserved 
to Cupar convent, 54, 56, 128, 
245, 247, 248 ; of dwellers in 
Wester Drimmie, 59, 134 (reserved 
to convent) ; of labourers, 138, 
165. 

granted to a bailie, i. , 244. 
Hering (Heryng, Herynge), Andrew, 
second son of James of "Wester 
Gormok, n., 55, 56, 59, 60. 

Archibald, son of James of Wester 
Gormok, ii., 133. 

James, of Glasclune, n,, 72, 100, 
131, 174, 180. 

James, of Wester Gormok, and 
tenant in Drummy, n., 55, 56, 
59, 60, 73, 131-133, 174, 180. 

James, his third son, n., 55, 56, 
59, 60. 

James, brother of Patrick, II., 
271. 

James, son of Patrick, II., 271. 

John, I., 132. 



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INDEX. 



Hering, Patrick, in Arthurstone, II., 32, 

54, 73, 128, 271. 
Hermit, Gillemichel, a, i., ix ; in, 284. 
Herys (Heres), David, i., 154. 
'Donald, I., 15S, 200. 

John, ofBalharry, i., 149. 

Kobert, "esquire" of Auchteralveht, 
i., 148. 
Hetoun (Heton, Hetone, Hetown, 
Hettoun), (Sir, "dene"), Alex- 
ander, monk of Cupar, i., 93, 
262 ; "gardianus, " 283 ; cellarer, 
303, 304 ; prior, 317. 

Beatrice, daughter of William, II., 
53. 

Ellen, II., 164. 

James, I., 185, 234. 

John, in Balbrogy, I., 263, 291, 
302, 303 ; ii., 9, 61 : Elene 
Hudsone or Hutsoun, his relict, 
II., 9, 10, 61, 186, 215. 

John, younger, their son, n., 9, 
10, 62, 1S6, 215 : Katherine 
Cryste, his spouse, n., 9, 10; 
his relict, ii., 62. 

Jonat, ii., 32, 80, 81. 

Kobert, I., 143, 185. 

William, in Cupar Grange, I., 300; 
ii., 38, 39, 53, 189: Jonet 
Fynlasoun, his spouse, n., 38, 
39, 53. 

William, in Balbrogy, husband of 
( Iryste, ami son of John 
and Elene, II., 61. 

William, in Balbrogy, son of John 
and Katherine, ii., 62, 108, 109, 
269. 
Hewisoun (a > Houyson). 
Hill (Mil, Hyl, Hvll), Bernard, [., 299. 

Cristine, n., 11, 47, 48, 122. 

David, in Arthurstone, n.. 

David, in Balgirsho, i., 300. 

Gelifl, spouse of John, II., 221. 

.Tames, in Cowbyre, I., 172. 

D. Janus, in Baitchele, i., 177 ; 
clerk of Bendochy, i.. 

James, in the EoBL i., 299. 

James, Bmith, I., 307. 

Janet, i., 261. * 

John, in Arthurstone, i., 202, 302; 
n., 188, 216, 221. 

John, in Baitchele, i., 177. 

John, in Cowbyre, I., 177. 

John, in Call. /raw, I., 229. 

John, smith, i., 307. 

John, i., 204. 

Matthew, ii.. 275, 277. 

Robert, I., 132. 



Hill, Walter, in the Baitchele, I., 235. 
Walter, in Cupar Grange, i., 296. 
Walter, in Cupar Grange (1560), 

II., 272. 
Walter, in Drumgarland, i., 252. 
Walter, in Galloraw, I., 300 ; his 

daughter, 300. 
William, in Cupar Grange, hus- 
band of Angus Sowtar, n., 189, 
223. 
Hirdman (Hyrdman), William, in Bal- 
brogy, I., 250. 
William, in Denhead, i., 278. 
William, carpenter, I., 307. 
Hoborne (sec Howburn). 
Hoggs, i., xxix, 119. 
Hogs (see Pigs). 
Holand, Sir Andrew, i., 144. 
Hole (Hoill), The, I., 299 ; II., 43. 
Holland, Elizabeth, Countess of, 
daughter of King Edward 1 . , i . , 
20, 29, 364, 365. 
Horn, John, i., 129. 
Horse-corn, passim. 

value of Queen's thirds of Cupar, 
ii., 277. 
Horses ("a gud hakna") part of rental 
from Murthly in Athole, i., 169, 
231, 252 (or "trottar") ; part of 
rental from church of Glenisla, 
277; to be provided by tenants 
for riding and wapinschav 
Riding, Wapinschawii 
certain number to be mail 

by tenants, I., 151, Ml ; II., 66, 
: horse as "gressum" ( = 4 
merfcs, 15051, from portioner of 
Cupar < Irange, i., 258. 
"tin- best in the stud," part of 
rental from Inverwick, i., 231, 
257 : ten merks substituted for 
it (1491), 232. 

and carriage to be provided 
by each truant in Balgersho for 
king's service, i.. 232. 
horses to lie provided by tenants for 
the abbot's carriag< m tbequeen'a 
service, ii., 54, .129. 

supplied to truant;; in Dalvany, n.. 

262. 
value of horses stolen from the 
abbey lands, I., xx. 
Hospitals) — 
Dundee, i., xlvii, 145; n.. 205 ; its 
garden, i.. 147 ; in Perth, II., 
64, 206 : house of Carnbee, in St 
Andrews, 207. 
Hospitality Entertainment), portion 



INDEX. 



345 



devoted to strangers by Cupar 
convent (1553), II., 110 ; horse- 
corn, geese, capons, and poultry, 
spent in, i., 363 ; chaplain of St 
Margaret's ' ' aisle " not to receive 
strangers without abbot's permis- 
sion, 272. 
to be provided (stone-houses, "zerd- 
house," stabling, meat, etc.) by 
tenants of Baitscheillhill, Caus- 
ayend, Keithock, andNewcausay, 
I., 248, 256, 260 ; II., 21, 28, 45, 
75, 135 ; tenant in Bogside to 
supply the convent and their 
servants when travelling, 136 ; 
tenant in Dunkeld, similarly, 
68 ; place of Campsie to be kept 
in readiness for the convent and 
servants, by Alexander M'Brek, 
71. 
feuar of Boghall to provide for con- 
vent, ii., 179 ; feuar of Causay- 
end, 170 ; feuar of Galloraw, 168. 

Hostelry, I., 137, 178. 181 ; "common," 
ii., 97 ; privilege of, 98. 

Hounds, to be reared by tenants in 
Glenisla, II., 107, 141 (and in 
subsequent charters of Glenisla 
lands), 176, 224, 251, 262. 

Houyson (Howvsoun), David, in Bait- 
chele, I., 286. 
David, tacksman of monks' yards, 

ii., 207-2O9. 
Patrick, in Balgersho, I., 232. 
Patrick, carpenter, I., 308. 
Thomas, carpenter, I., 308. 

Houytt (1/or Hammill), Sir John, pre- 
bendary of Kippane, II., 131. 

How, Anne, II., 115. 

How burn (Hoborue, Howborn, How- 
brone), Andrew, son of Patrick, 
tacksman of Kirk of Fossoquhy, 
I., 259, 312, 317 ; II., 32, 204, 
244. 
James, son of Patrick, i., 259. 
Sir John, vicar of Fossoquhy, I., 

279. 
Patrick, father of Andrew and 

James, I., 259. 
Patrick, Robert, and Peter, sons 
of Andrew, I., 312, 317 ; II., 32: 
Patrick and Robert, 244. 
Sir Thomas, vicar of Fossoquhy, I. , 
279. 

Huchowne, Andrew, I., 242. 

Hudson (Hudsone, Hudsoun, Hutsone, 
Hutsoun, Hwtsoun), Elene, II., 
9, 10, 61. 



Hudson, John, in Cupar Grange (150S), 
i., 270, 271, 291. 
John, in Cupar Graugc, husband 
of Gelis Rattray (1549), II., 71, 
72, 241. 
Walter, n., 189. 

William, bailie of Cupar, and 
husband of Jonet Rogeare, II., 
23, 94, 95, 241. 
Huggwnson, John, i., 123. 
Hugh (of Roxburgh), chancellor and 

"clericus regis," I., 324, 337. 
Hugh, " larderiarius, " i. , 332. 
Hughson (Huysoun), Andrew, tenant 
and forester -general of Campsy, 
I., 220, 221, 227, 237. 
"Walter, his brother, I., 221. 
Hugonis (Hugone). 'Dene" John, I., 

317, 318 ; ii., 207, 208. 
Hume (Hwime), Alison, spouse of 
Walter Ogilvy, i., 314 ; n., 26, 
27, 39-41, 124, 139. 
Hammill, Sir John (sec Hammill). 
Hundred of capons counted as six score, 
ii., 186, 193; of poultry simi- 
larly, 203. 
Huntar, Gilbert, I., 118. 
Hunting, tenants' obligations to the 
abbot, II., 107, 141-145, 176, 195, 
262 ; Queen Mary's expenses in 
passing from the hunts to In- 
verness, 281. 
Husbandmen, i., xxvii ; n., 240. 
of Balgersho, I., 176. 
of Balmyle, I., 130 ; re-arrangement 

in Balbrogy (1468), 143. 
in Carse Grange, i., 123, 163 ; II., 
203; "husband tack" to gar- 
dener of Carse Grange, I., 189. 
ofCowbyre, n., 168. 
of Cupar Grange, i., 166 ; their 
employment of cottars limited, 
i., 123. 
Husbandmen referred to as out of 

"use " at Drimmie, n., 134. 
of Galloraw, rules for cultivation, 

ii., 169. 
of Keithock, I., 146, 148 ; proposed 
re-arrangement for separate domi- 
ciles and portions, 147. 
Husbandry, of Balgersho, i., 138 ; of 
Pitlochry, 138; sub-tenants "in 
husbandry," 166. 
Hutton (Hudton, Huton, Huttoun, 
Hwton), Andrew, i., 186. 
John, abbot of Cupar, i., 49, 84-86. 
John, in Arthurstone, I., 262, 276, 



346 



INDEX. 



Huttoii, Sir Walter, i.. 156. 

William, n., 299. 
Huuioth, William, I., 333. 

Ilkig, lands of (see Elrick). 

"Ilys," Mr John Campbell, pensioner 

of, ii., 77. 
Imath (Imauth, Innaith), lands of, I., 

xvi, 331, 332. 
Inchaffray, monastery of, I., 24; the 

"Register" corrected, 24. 
Inch Colme (Insula S. Columbe), 
Walter Bowar, abbot of, I., 45. 
John Keis (Keith), abbot of, l, 46. 
Inchmartyn (Inchmertyne), lands of, I., 
xi, 328, 338. 
annual rents held by Cupar in, n., 

207. 
Sir Henry of, brother of Sir John, 

I., xix, 350. 
Sir John of, father of Sir John, I. , 
xix, 350 : Jean (Janna), his wife, 
i., xix, 350. 
Sir John of, i., xix, 347-350 ; II., 
286. 
Inchok (Incheaucht, Incheowche) or 
Bogside, lands of, II., 42, 80, 
200, 235 (see Bogside). 
Inchture (Inchethor, Inehthor), I., xii, 
341. 
Adam, pastor of, I., x. 
Andrew, parson of, II., 285. 
Michael of, I., 340, 341. 
Infield-land, I., 170 ; n., 203, 226. 230; 

fresh oat fodder from, I., 174. 
Infirmary in Cupar monastery, n., 110. 
Ingelram, chancellor of Scotland, arch- 
deacon and bishop of Glasgow, 
I., 319 ; ii., 292. 
Ingeram (Ingraim), Agnes, i., 249, 

John, i., 177. 
Innerarity (Ennerady, Enneraredy, En- 
nercharedy, Ennereadi, Enner- 
rpiharady, Ennerrady, Ennirar- 
edy, Enniri haxedy, Enuerurite, 
Innerarite, Inneiaivtr.Jmirivliiiv- 
ady, [nnercharedy, Innerchari- 
adethi, Inverquharity), lands of, 
i., xiii, 223, 229, 233, 236, 237. 
264, 275, 284, 288, 292, 295, 
299, 301, 326; II., 227. 

p, i., 285, ; n., 146, 150-152, 
196, 230, 237, 238, 245, 250, 
255, 263. 
mill of Easter, II., 151, 196. 250, 

263. 
WYster, i., 237; II., 152-154, 196, 
230, 245, 255, 263. 



Innerichtyn, barony of, n., 287. 
Innerkoy, toft of, I., xii, 343. 
Innerrychtny (Innerachny, Innerchin, 

Innerychtin), lands of, i., 125, 

277, 314; ii., 4, 139. 
Innervak (Innerwak), lands of, I., 270, 

313; n., 172, 194 (see Enner- 

wick). 
Insula, Hugh de, i., 336. 
Inuescoyth, I., 13. 
Inverbervie, descent of the Lords, L, 

323. 
Inverness, n., 251, 281. 
Invirlounane, Adam of, abbot of 

Arbroath, i., 15. 
Invirtschie, i., 316. 
Ireland (Irland, Yrland), Archibald, 

in Cupar Grange, husband of 

Bessie Blair, ii., 83, 84, 189. 
James, in Cupar Grange, husband 

of Katherine Cumimr, I., 272, 

312. 
"Den" Silvester, monk of Cupar, 

i., 97, 318. 
Irnald, James, n., 205. 
Irvine (Erwyn, Irwyn, Irving, In\ 

John, ii., 67. 
Sir Thomas, chaplain of Dunkeld, 

ii.. U7, 68. 
Sir William, II., 67. 
Isla (Hay, Ileff, Viae, Ylai, V 

fishings of the Water of, i., 300; 

ii., 110, 167, 169 (sec Fish- 
ings). 
land on the Water of, II., 100, 

293. 
"Bait" of, I., 311. 
"botman," "boitman," "boat- 

men " <,{, n., 59, 63. 72, 75, 76, 

78, 93, Q5, 99, 102, 10'4-lnr., 

109, 116-120, 122-124, 127, 

129, L34, 185, 137, 165, 166, 

168, 172, 175, 178. 

Jak (Jakk), Crystine. ii., '.'7. 

David, in the Haitchele, I., 177, 
235, 248, 249, _<J1 ; II., _ 
Agnes [ngeram, his spou- . i.. 

David, in Balgersho, n., 1S5. 287, 

299. 
David, sen of William, in Boghall, 

II., 221. 

John, in Arthurstone, I., 280, 299. 

John, in Balbrogy, I., 278 (sec 
•lakson). 

John (younger), in mill of Mill- 
horn,' i., 253, 270, 291. 



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347 



Jak, Jonet, wife of John Cragow, i., 

314; ii., 27, 65, 221. 
Rechy, i., 209. 
Robert, in Balbrogy, i., 317; n., 

48, 177, 187, 216, 271 : Jonet 

Alaneson or Alysone, his spouse, 

I., 317 ; ii., 48, 177, 271. 
Robert, their son, n., 177. 
Thomas, in Balbrogy (1473), 1., 179. 
Thomas, in Balbrocy (1542), II., 

187, 216. 
William, miller and portioner of 

Keithock, i., 178, 188. 
William, in the Baitchele Hill, i., 

260, 261; n., 28, 179, 187, 216: 

Elene Bell, his relict, n., 221. 
William i., 303, 304. 
"Jakkis," tenants to have them for 

wapinschawings, I., xxxii, 194- 

196, 200. 
Jakson (Jaeson, Jaksone, Jaksoun), 

Alexander, in Grange of Carso, 

i., 241. 
Alexander, in the Water Butts 

and Carse Grange, husband of 

Annabell Campbell, II., 19, 51, 

112, 117, 203, 251, 271, 272 ; 

bailie of Cupar abbey, 114, 121. 
Andrew, in Carse Grange, i., 241, 

255, 289, 312. 
David, in the Westhorn of Carse, 

son of Robert, i., 289, 297 ; n., 

202 : Agnes Broun, his relict, 

ii., 117, 118, 251. 
Elizabeth, n., 121. 
Henry, I., 155, 212, 220. 
James, II., 239, 272. 
John, in Grange of Kerso, I., 154, 

2r2. 220. 
John, officer of the Carse, II., 93, 

203, 226. 
John, son of Thomas, in the Muir- 

houses, II., 273. 
Patrick, I., 155. 
Raton, son of Rannald, II., 92: 

Jonet Powry, his spouse, II., 92. 
Peter, II., 14, 44. 
Kanald (1478), I., 152, 155, 212. 
alias Henry, Rannald, n., 92 (see 

Henry). 
Robert, son of John Jak, in Bal- 
brogy, i., 27S. 
Robert, in Carse Grange, i., 289, 

311 : Luce Nicholson, his spouse, 

i., 311. 
Robert, in Carse Grange, husband 

of Margaret Brown, ii., 17, 18, 

202. 



Jakson, Robert, in Freuchy, i., 287. 
Robert, younger, n., 202. 
Thomas, in Grange of Balbrogy, 

i., 143. 
Thomas, son of Andrew, in Muir- 

house, husband of Margaret Cok, 

I., 312; ii., 92, 93, 239, 243, 

273 ; (of the Orchard of Carso), 

203. 
Thomas, husband of Cristen Patton, 

in Carse Grange, I., 310 ; II., 

18. 
William, i., 151. 
officer of Cupar, n., 280. 
Jame, alias Brusoun, James, II., 256. 
Margaret, II., 246, 251. 
Robert, ii., 157, 247, 257. 
James I., King of Scr <.s, I., 51-53, 8G. 
II., King of Scots, I., 43, 60, 77. 
IV., King of Scots, i., 98 ; n., 300. 
V., King of Scots, I., 90, 91, 100, 

105. 
VI., King of Scots, I., 114; II., 

301-303. 
Jameson (Jamesone, Jamesoun, Jamis- 

sone, Jamyson), Andrew, in 

Freuchy, i., 287. 
Andrew, in Bridistone, ii., 219. 
David, in Polcak, i., 271, 284, 

300. 
David, in Nether Muirtoun, i., 301. , 
David, younger, in Muirtown, hus- 
band of Agnes or Anne Mertyne, 

ii., 192, 218, 228, 254, 269. 
James, in Tulifergus, i., 297, 301. 
James, in Chapeltown, son of 

Thomas, and husband of Jonet 

OPyver, n., 115. 
John, in Bridistone, n., 219. 
John, in the brewerv of Adhinleche, 

i., 275. 
John, in Cambok, i., 271, 295 ; 

ii., 198, 232. 
John, in Chapeltown, ii., 191, 218. 
Katherine, n., 96. 
Patrick, in Syoks, I. . 283, 300. 
Patrick, in Nether Muirtown, n., 

228. 
Sir Simon, I., 251, 274. 
Thomas, in Chapeltown, I., 296, 

300 ; ii., 114, 115, 191, 218, 222, 

299. 
William, in Morton, I., 191. 
William, in Polkak, i., 221. 
Janitor of Cupar abbey (sec Porter). 
Jedburgh (Jedworth), i., viii, 323. 
Jeorgison, William, I., 159 (see George - 

son). 



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INDEX. 



Jewels at Cupar in 1296, inventory of, 

I., 19, 364, 365. 
John, son of Richard, I., 343. 

chaplain to Sir Robert de Hay a, 

i., 334. 
Mr, the physician (fisicus, phisicus), 
i., 334; ii., 283. 
Johnson, Andrew, I., 142 (sec Johnston). 
Donald, I., 294. 
Janet, I., 294. 
Sir Thomas, i., 121. 
Johnston (Johnestoun), Andrew, i., 174 
(see Johnson). 
Archibald, ii., 106. 
Judex, Arthur, n., 289; Kerald, i., 
348, 350 ; of Gowrie, Macbeth, 
viii, 325. 
Jurdanston, I., 160, 205. 
Justice, Patrick, I., 163. 

Kail, i., xxviii, 123 ; n., 205 ; furnished 
to the convent from the gardens, 
208, 209, 211 (sec Bowkail). 
Kaladoune (Kaledone), Hugh de, I., 

viii, 325, 333. 
Kalathyn, i., 322 (sec Cally). 
Kant, David, Robert, Thomas, and 

"William (see Cant). 
Karasi, "chasia de," I., 324. 
Karmag (Kennag, Kermay), James, in 
Adhoiy, I., 140, 163. 
James, in Campsy, i., 127. 
Patrick, I., 245 (see Carmag). 
Katheiine's Croft, St, n., 167. 
Kausaeud, I., 222 (sec Causayend). 
Kay, Andrew, i., 318. 
Keeper of the fields of the monastery, 

i., 139. 
Keeper of the forest at Forthir, i., 157 ; 
of the abbey's "goods" there, 
,i., 195. 
Keir (Ker, Kere, Keyr), Andrew, I., 311 ; 
ii., 114, 202: Margaret Cok, his 
spouse, ii., 114. 
James, in Auchinlech, i., 266, 293, 

300, 302. 
John, father of Andrew, i., 241, 
254, 276, 289, 299, 311 : Jonet 
Growry, his spouse, i., 311. 
John, son of Andrew, n., 114. 
John, in Murthly, in Athole, I., 

153. 
Jonet, ii., 121. 
William, I., 258. 
Oompan Gillekeir, Gylkerson. 
Keith (Keth), Sir Roberl de, maflschal 

of Scotland, I., 331, 347. 
Keithock (Kaithik, Kathik, Kathyk, 



Keith thik, Ketheg, Ketheik, 
Kethek, Kethet, Kethick, Keth- 
ilk, Kethik, Kethyk, Kethyke, 
Keythyk), lands and grange of, 
i., viii, 111, 119, 132, 133, 138, 
145-148, 162, 187, 193, 194, 203, 
226, 230, 236, 245-249, 256, 
258, 261, 262, 273, 281, 285, 290, 
296, 311, 312, 317, 321, 351 ; 
ii., 46, 98, 174, 182, 183, 212, 
224, 240, 249, 253, 269, 270, 293, 
295, 296. 
Keithock, burgh of, ii., 20-22, 44, 49, 
74, 76, 88, 97, 98, 101, 103, 
118, 168, 179 (burgh of barony), 
183 (Causayend or "village" of 
Keithock), 300 ; privileges con- 
ferred on it by James IV., n., 
168. 

chapel of St Ninian in, n. , 207. 

Chapeltoun of, I., 195. 

church of, i., 351. 

common of the grange of, I., 203. 

high-gate leading to, II., 113. 

loch at, ii., 74. 

meal market of, n., 134. 

corn-mill of, i., 127, 151 (with 
office of brewery); II., 10, 15, 
22, 25, 28, 29, 33, 41. 13, 11. 
46-49, 51, 54, 61, 62, 66, 75-78, 
81, 88, 89, 91, 95-97, 99, 102, 
104, 109, 118-120, 122-121, 127, 
129, 132, 135, 137, 138, 165, 166, 
172, 173, 175, 182, 212 ; im- 
inon) alehouse of the mill of, [., 
151 (brewery), 246; II., 22, 75, 
76, 102, 104. 

walk-mill of, I., 161, 178, 204, 214, 
258 ; ii., 1S2, 212, 225, 226, 249. 

Broom-park lands in, II., 170. 

Brunty, triads of, i., 121. 

Butter's Hill, in the burgh of, II., 
169, 170. 

the Cothill of, I., 194; ii, 123, 182 
(see Cothill). 

the Cowbyre of, I., 128; II., 123 
(see Cowbyre). 

Soutar, or Soutarhouse, lands of, 
i., 224 ; ii., 137, 165 (see Soutar- 
houc 

Saint Ninian's Croft in, ii., 182. 

Sec also Hemphill, and other 
divisions of the barony. 
Kele, Crystvne, ii., 252. 
Kelso (Kelchow), I., xiv, 19, 327. 

Krnaldus, abbot of, I., 319. 

William, abbot of, I., 38, 4 1. 
Kemphill (Kempil) (part of Keithock), 



INDEX. 



349 



lands of the, i., 193, 228, 233, 
247,257, 260,261,281; n., 3, 4, 
101, 113, 170, 183. 

Kemphill Hauch, n., 28, 97. 

Kennedy (Kennady, Kennidy), Alex- 
ander, i., 23. 
Thomas, n., 32 ; fiar of Coiff, 180 ; 
young laird of Coiff, 80, 100, 
108 ; tacksman of Kirk of Mathe, 
111 ; bailie, 127 ; tenant of Kin- 
creich and Glenboy, 173, 174. 

Ker (see Keir). 

Kerald, "judex," I., 348, 350. 

Kergil, Simon, i., 228 (see Cargill). 

Kergill (Cargill, Kergille), town of, i., 
xvii, 342. 
church of, i., 351. 

Kergyle, William of, Laird of Laysyn- 
toun, II., 293. 

Kerrera (Karnelay), island of, obliga- 
tion of Cupar to build a chapel 
in, i., 17. 

Kersgrange, Kerso (see Carse). 

Ketenes, Malcolm of, I., 333. 

Kettins (Caitnis, Ketnes), i., 139. 
church near, n., 119. 

Kids (cdi saginati) as rental, i., 120, 
124, 128, 136, 141, (or lambs) 
151, 152 (do. ) ; " suclar kyddis, " 
166, 167, 197, 198, 201. 

Kilmaron, Sir Peter, i., 349. 

Kiln, at the damside, at Milnhorn, n., 
94 ; malt-kiln to be kept on lands 
of Wester Bogside, 136. 

Kilry, I., 131. 

Kilwinning, Bernard, abbot of, i., 331. 

Kinclevin (Kincleuin, Kyncleuin), i., 
xiv, xviii, 326, 336. 

Kincreich (Cyncreich, Kincrech, Kin- 
creche, Kincrecht, Kincreife.Kin- 
creik, Kincreth, Kinefe[?], Kyn- 
crech, Kyncrecht, Kyncrefe, Kyn- 
creff, Kyncreich, Kyncreth, Kyn- 
creycht, Kyncrieff, Kynecrech), 
lands and grange of, I., xiv, 122, 
128, 132, 141, 145, 146, 148, 149, 
153, 159, 190, 206, 207, 211, 213, 
219, 221, 250, 284, 298, 299, 316, 
328, 344, 345; II., 37, 83, 85, 86, 
102, 103, 174, 201, 244, 251, 287, 
301, 344 (see Glenboy, etc.). 
two mills of, I., 190. 
mill of, i., 283. 

corn ("girnal") mill of, i., 236; 
ii., 19, 37, 82, 83, 85, 87, 174, 
201 ; its re-erection, i., 236. 
walk-mill of, I., 148; II., 81, 174, 
201, 225, 228. 



Kincreich, town of, i., 250. 

Sir Thomas Andrew, chaplain of, 
ii., 36, 37. 
Kinefe ( = Kincreich), I., 344. 
Kingorn, i. , 338. 

"King's peace" granted to the whole 
grange by King William, II. , 292. 
Kinloss, abbey of, i., vii. 

James Guthry, abbot of, I., 87. 
John of Ellem, abbot of, I., 44. 
Thomas Chrystall, abbot of, i., 87, 

91, 98. 
Walter Rede, abbot of, I., 91. 
William, abbot of, i., 39. 
Robert Donaldson, monk of, I., 
87, 88. 
Kinnaird (Kynard, Kynnard), territory 
of, i., xii, 341. 
manor of, I., 323. 
Sir Richard of, i., 340. 
Kinross (Kinros, Kinrose, Kynross), I., 
viii, xiii, 325, 329. 
church of, i., 22. 

(Sir) John of, I., 346, 347, 349, 
350 ; ii., 287. 
Kinrossy, Walter of, I., 340. 
Kippen, Sir John Hammill, prebendary 

of, n., 108, 131 [Houytt ?]. 
Kirbeth, Water of, n., 287. 
Kirkcaldy (Kyrkaldy), Sir Walter 
Hwtouu and Mr Simon Thomson, 
vicars of church of, I., 156. 
Mr Thomas Sunquhar, vicar of the 
church of, I., 205. 
Kirkhillocks (Kyrkhillokis, etc.), lands 
of, i., 298 ; ii., 154, 155, 198, 
231, 247, 256, 265. 
Kirkinner (Cairnsmull), church of, in 

Galloway, i., 75, 76, 78. 
Knox, John, receives £60, 13s. 4d. from 
revenues of Cupar abbev, II., 281. 
Kors, Robert, i., 152. 
Kothyl (see Cothill). 
Kusine, Robert, I., 158 (see Casing, 

Cusne). 
Kynblachmond, barony of, I., 36. 
Kyninmund (Kynninmond, Kinnin- 
month), Alexander of, I., bishop 
of Aberdeen, i., 330.' 
Alexander of, II., bishop of Aber- 
deen, i., 330. 
John of, bishop of Brechin, I., 
349. 
Kynman (Kynmun), John (of), steward 
to the Hays of Errol, i., 339, 
340. 
Kynnalthie, n., 220. 
Kyrktoun (of Alvah), I., 125 (see Alvah). 



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INDEX. 



Labourer at Cupar abbev, his yearly 

fee, II., 90, 132. 
Laine, David, i., 278. 
Donald, i., 279. 

, i., 284. 

Lakathly, Laurence of, I., 346. 
Lamb, Mr Andrew, holder of the bene- 
fice of Cupar, II,, 302, 303. 
Lamberton, William of, i., 345. 
Lammy, Donald, I., 266. 
Lance to be furnished for an equestris 
by a feuar of Cupar abbey, n., 79. 
Landale (Landal, Landalis), William, 
in the Baitchele, I., 177, 235, 261. 
William, in Cowbyre, i., 132. 
William, in Kemphill, I., 193. 
Land alienated by the convent of Cupar 
to Robert Alexander, n.,167, 269; 
to John, Earl of Athole, 1 72 ; 
to John Bell, 169 ; to John Camp- 
bell of Skipinch, 180 ; to John 
Cragow, 178 ; tu Agnes Fleming 
and William Burt, 273 ; to Alex- 
ander Forbes of Tolleis, 12 ; to 
Alexander Jackson, 272 ; to Tho- 
mas Kennedy, 173; to James 
M'Brek, 272; to Robert Mont- 
gomery, 79, 166, 273 ; to David 
Ogilvy, 269 ; to George Ogilvy, 
138, 139 ; to James, Master of 
Ogilvy, 1 ; to Thomas Ogilvy, 
. 135 ; to Sir Walter Ogilvy of 
Dunlugus, 4; to William Ray, 
169 ; to Donald Rollok, 273 ; to 
John and George Spalding, 273. 
right of first purchase reserved, 1 1. . 

167, 179. 
unlaboured, may be laboured by 
fellow-tenants, I., 201 ; to be 
preserved from water, 229, 256 
(see "Perys," Draughts), 
measured by three sworn men, I., 
291 ; to be divided if a daughter 
and step-mother could not 
"agree," II., 24 ; waste, 233. 
Landels, Simon, I., xv. 
Langlandis, Gavin, I., 201. 
Laron, i., 131. 

lia, Julian de, I., 342. 
I.auchil, I., 130. 

Lauder (Lawedr, Lawadyr), Robert de, 

justiciary of Lothian, I., 33, 35. 

Thomas de, vicar of Krskine, bishop 

of Dunkeld, i., 37, 64, 83, 84. 
William of, bishop of Glasgow, i., 

38. 
Alexander de, bishop of Dunkeld, 
i., 52, 62, 73. 



Laundell, Robert de, i., 323. 
Lauty, James, i., 176 (sec Lawte). 
" Law of a monk," land in Dundee be- 
longing to Cupar abbey by, [., 

175'. 
Law, William, n., 293. 

Mr William, n., 202, 203, 272. 
Lawson, John, cellarer and bursar of 

Cupar, ii., 110. 
William, n., 170, 272 (sec Lowson). 
Lawte, alias Wilson, n.,134(see Wilson). 
Layman, William, n., 289. 
Lead (see Carriage, Nails). 
Leases, length of, i., xxvi. 

tenants occupying lands without, 

ii., 234-237, 240, 269. 
Lechmalony (Lethnalony, Lochtma- 

lony), "Dene" Thomas, I., 97, 

303 ; ii., 208, 209. 
Ledcassy (Laidcasse, Ledcasse, Let- 

cassy), I., xi, 119, 178, 333 ; II., 

190, 224, 270. 
corn-mill of, II., 190, 224. 
Leddell (see Liddall). 
Leicester, John of, bishop of Dunkeld, 

i., 351. 
Leis, Donald, n., 232. 
Lendartaris, teinds of, ii., 220. 
Lennox, Sir John Stewart, first Earl of, 

i., 100. 
Leslie (Lesley), Alexander, of Kininvie, 

i., 113. 
Mr Alexander, son of Leonard, 

minister of Mortlach, n. , 301, 

303. 
Mr Andrew, student, pensioner of 

Cupar, ii., 301, 303. 
James, brother of Alexander, n., 

303. 
John, ii., 295. 
Leonard, son of Alexander, com- 

mendator of Cupar, i., 113-117 

(see Cupar). 
Leonard, eldest son of Leonard, II., 

302. 
Sir William, of Bal<pihain, i., 113: 

Agnes, his wife, i., 113. 
Lethane, Mr John, Bab-dean of Trinity 

College, Edinburgh, I., 312. 
Lettuce, to be grown in the gardens of 

Cupar abbey, n.. 208. 
Liddall (Leddell), "Din" Alexander, 

I., 97, 303 ; II., 
Liel (Lyell), Andrew, treasurer of Aber- 
deen, I., 93. 
Lidderpoles (Ederpolls), land of, n., 

284. 
Lime-kiln, The, of Carupsy, I., 242. 



INDEX. 



351 



Lime, leading of (see Carriage). 

price in 1563, n., 280. 
Lindores, Adam, abbot of, I., 35. 
James of Rasay, abbot of, I., 44. 
John Stelle, abbot of, I., 38. 
John, prior of, i., 336. 
Lindsay (Lindes. Lindesai, Lindesay, 
Lindess, Lyndesay, Lyndesey, 
Lyndissa, Lyndsay), Sir Alex- 
ander de, ii., 287. 
Alexander, in Little Perth, hnsband 
of Jonat Barclay, I., 316 ; II., 
202, 221. 
David de, I., 329. 
David, in Middle Drummy, i., 269, 

298, 301. 
Mr Davit! , in Little Perth, II., 273. 
James, IL, 223. 
John, ii., 193. 
Margaret, I., 312; II., 242. 
Sir Simon de, I., 332. 
Walter de, I., 327-329 ; n., 282. 
William de, I., 323, 335 ; n., 292. 
Lintrathen (Lantrethyn, Lontrethin, 
Lontrethyn, Luntrathen), barony 
of, i., 192, 203, 224; territory of 
i., 342. 
Lion (Lioun, Lyoim), Anne, i., 261. 
Patrick, in Kincreich, II., 83, 278, 
281 : Elizabeth Weddirburne, his 
spouse, ii., 83. 
Litigations of Cupar convent, laud alien- 
ated for, ii., 4. 
Litiltone, ii., 219. 

Little Keithock (Litilkethik), I., 132. 
Little Meadow, The, in Keithock, n., 

170. 
Little Perth (Litilperth, Littleport, etc. ), 
town and lands of, I., 139, 147, 
150, 157, 164, 167, 169, 235, 
238, 241, 252, 253, 260, 264, 
276, 282, 300, 303, 316 ; II., 
79, 202, 221, 273, 287. 
Livingston (Levynston), James, dean, 
also bishop of Dunkeld, I., 65. 
Sir Thomas of, I., 130. 
Thomas of, abbot of Cupar, I. , 48-84. 
Loch Sestar, i., 131. 
Lockhart, Patrick, priest of Kirkinner, 

i., 77, 78. 
Loed, church of, i., xviii, 344. 
London (Londoniis), Robert de, I., 322, 
328, 329 ; n., 282. 
Simon de, n., 283. 
Londors (sec Lindores). 
Loning, freedom of, I., 180 ; n., 44, 
114, 118, 130, 131; "recompens" 
of, 184. 



Lords of Session, yearly payment from 

Cupar to, i., xlvi. 
Lorenge, John de, I., 331. 
Lorny (Lornyn), I., ix, 339; II., 284. 
Baldredof, i., 339; II., 2S5. 
Sir Duncan of, I., 349. 
Janet of, i., 312. 
Lot, The, used in apportioning land, I., 

144. 
Lothian, John of Leicester, archdeacon 
of, i., 351. 
Eobert of Wischarde, archdeacon of 

i., 345. 
William of Bondington, archdeacon 

of, I., 326. 
Robert de Avenel, justiciary of, I., 
320. 
Loudyan (Loudiane, Lowdyan), John, 
in Balbrogy, :., 143. 
John, in Balgersho, i., 149, 155, 

176. 
Thomas, I., 142. 
William, I., 182. 
Lour (Lowr, Lur), barony of, I., xviii, 
336, 345, 346; II., 287. 
Adam, son of Habha de, i., 344 

(see Neuith). 
John of, of that ilk, i., 160. 
Louson (sec Lowson). 
Lovell (Lowell, Luvale, Luvall), Archi- 
bald, i., 237, 242, 298. 
Catherine, widow, mother of John 

Malles, I., 141, 167. 
the widow of James, mother of 
'Archibald, I., 237. 
Low, William, in the Welton Park, I., 

185, 190. 
Lowas, Walter, miller in Kincreich, I., 

148, 156, 190. 
Lowson (Louson, Lowyson), Allan, i., 
185. 
Fynlay, i., 130. 
Thomas, I., 235. 

William, husband of Agnes Trent, 
ii., 103 (see Lawson). 
Lumell, Sir Robert, I., 349. 
Lundie (Lundyne), grant from its mill 
by Sybald, son of Walter, I., 342. 
in Angus, contract made there, II., 
296. 
Lundin, Robert de, I. , 322. 
Sir Colin de, I., 342. 
Philip de, I., 341. 
Thomas, son of Malcolm de, I., xv, 

341. 
Walter de, i., 341. 
Lunros, II., 219. 
Lutare, John, i,, 306. 



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INDEX. 



Lychtoun (Lychttowun), Malcolm, n., 

199, 232, 233. 
Lyell (see Liel). 
Lymekil, The (sec Lime-kiln). 
Lyndeganiti' (Lvndegawnis), "pele" or 

"pule" of, ir., 73, 234. 
Lyntkery, i., 186. 
Lynx, John, I., 263. 
Lyon, Sir Patrick, ofGlammis, i., 44. 

Sir Thomas, of Auldbar, i., 116. 
Lytvy, i., 205. 
Lyulph, son of Macehus [not Matheus], 

I., 323 ; II., 292. 

M.uAdam (Makadene, Makedene, 

M'Kadem, MkKadani, MkKadan, 

MkKeden), Donald, i., 130, 138. 

Finlay, i., 130, 138. 

Gibbon, i., 293. 

Neil (Xegel, Xel, Neyl), i., 130, 

138, 198. 
Thomas, I., 267. 
MacAlay (M'Alav\ Donald, n., 229. 
MacAUan (M'Allan, M'AHane, M'Al- 
lone, Makallane), Donald, n.,195. 
John, tenant in the shepherd-land 
of Dalvany, and forester of Glen- 
brauchty,"n., 236, 267, 268. 
MacAndrew ( M 'Andro, M 'Andrew, Mak- 
andio, Makandrow), Donald, n., 
229. 
John, ii., 196, 236. 
in Aberbothry, i., 170, 226, 234. 
MacBeth (Mackbeth)), "judex de 

Goury, " I., viii, 325. 
MacBrek (M'Brek, Macbroke), Mr Alex- 
ander, ' ' our louittis seruitour 
and aduocat," burgess of Perth, 
and tenant of Campsey, i. , xlv, 
xlvi, 317 ; n., 68-71, 73, 80, 181, 
204, 254. 
Bartholomew, ii., 77, 186, 187. 
James, son of Alexander, n., 68-70, 
254, 272. 
MacCandoehy (Makcandochy), Thomas, 

I., 302. 
MacCriby (M'Carbre, Makcarbre, Mak- 
carbree, Makcarbry), Mr Archi- 
bald, I ., 313 ; ii., "216. 
Finlay, n., 91, 138. 
John, his brother, n., 138. 
Patrick, II., 98. 
MacDofan (M'Dofan), Bernard, monk 

of Cupar, i., 97. 
MacEwen (Makhewin), Thomas, i., 269. 
M • l'.ulane (M'Ferlan, M'Ferland), 
John, husband of Margaret Wat- 
son, ll. f 82, 201. 



MacFarquhar (Makferchar), Donald, i., 
153, 170, 232. 
Finlav, i., 145. 
MacGill (Makgill), Sir James, clerk- 
register, ii., 281. 
MacGilleker (M'Gilleker), Adam, i., 

289 (see Gillekeir). 
MacGillespie (Mack-Gillespe), Samuel 

Maloch, I., 322. 
MacGo\v(M'Gou, M'Gow, Magow, Mak- 
go, Makgow, M k Go\v), Alexander, 
son of Donald, I., 242, 253. 
Andrew, I., 163. 
Donald, his brother, i., 134, 163, 

205, 242. 

Duncan, son of Gleschame, I., 242. 

Duncan, brother of Alexander (?) 

and Robert, I., 253 (see Gleschan). 

Glaschen (Gleschame), brother of 

Donald, I., 205, 2A% 
Pvobert, i., 253, 257, 283 ; with his 
sons, i., 133. 
MacHolffe (Mackholffe), i., 322. 
Machines (M'Kynes), Donald, i., 295. 
Maclnnocater (Makinnocater), John, i., 

266. 

Macintosh (Maehyntoys), John, i., 252. 

MacKenzie (M'Kenzech, M'Kvnnech, 

M'Eynzetht), John, in Downy, 

II., 144, 196, 230, 245, 255, 263: 

Eatherine Neyntawis, spouse of 

John (November 1557), n., 263: 

Jonet William, spouse of John 

(March 1557-8), II., 144. 

Dr George, his account of Abbot 

Thomas, i., 54. 
Margaret, IL, 146, 265. 
MacMillimvm (MackmillimjTn), Malis, 

I., 3~31. 
MacNair (Maknair), Sir Duncan, n., 

100. 
MacNieol (M'Xickole, M'Xicholl, 
M'NicolLMTiJychoLM'Nychole, 
M'Nycholl, MaknichoL Mak- 
nicoll, MaknycboL Maknycholl), 
in Little Forthir (1470), i., 157. 
James, in Little Forthir, II., 195 

(1542), 229, 245, 251. 
John, in Little Forthir, I., 
(1508); II., 142, 195, 229, 244, 
252, 255, 263 : Jonet Briaaucht, 
his spouse, II., 142, 263. 
John, his "oye," in Little Forthir, 
ii., 142, 252, 263 : Jon. t Ander- 
son, his spouse, n., 142. 26S. 
John, in Easter Inneraritv, II., 
238, 246, 256 : Anne Brisancht, 
his spouse, n., 238. 



INDEX. 



353 



MacNicol, aZias M'Robe, John, in Auch- 
inlech, n., 197, 231. 
Jonet, ii., 154, 265. 
Katherine, n., 154, 263. 
Mage, wife of John Baxter, ti. , 

155, 265. 
Margaret, wife of William Dog, n. , 

148, 265. 
Margaret, wife of John Ramsay, n., 

161. 
Robert, n., 196. 

William, son of James, and hus- 
band of Jonet Henderson, n., 
143, 251, 255, 263. 
MacRay (M'Ray), Janet, I., 302. 
MacRob (M'Robe), alias MacNicol, 

John, II., 197, 231. 
Mac Vicar, Archibald, monk of Cupar, 

I., xxiii. 
MacWatt (Makwatty), John, i., 128. 
MacWilliam (M'William), John Reid 

(see Reid). 
Maccusvell (see Maxwell). 
Machyland, church of, n., 287. 
Magnus, Robert, i., 119 (see Robertson). 
Mail, Lap, of Fornethie, i., 355 ; n., 
200; "auld penny maill," i., 
361; "girs," II., 200, etc. 
Maistertoun, James, monk of Cupar, 

ii., 110. 
Mak (for names thus beginning see under 

"Mac"). 
Makyson (Makesoun), Nicholas, I., 147, 

188, 194. 
Malcolm IV., King of Scots, I., v-ix, 
xi, xiv, 319-323, 328, 333, 336, 
350; ii., 282. 
Malcolm (Malcum), Henry, ii., 205. 

John, I., 128. 

Malcolmson (Malcomson, Malcomsoun, 

Malcumson), Alexander, I. , 240, 

245. 

John, in Wester Drummie, I., 235. 

John, son of William, in Cally, 

i., 297. 
Patrick, son of William, i., 297. 
Thomas, I., 202. 
William, I., 269, 297. 
Malherb, Thomas de, I., 341. 
Malis, or Mallus, Earl of Strathearn, I., 

319. 
Malles (Malice, Mallas, Mallase), 
Andrew, in the walk-mill, I., 
137, 233. 
Brice, i., 130, 137. 
Gilchrist of, i., 197. 
James, I., 137. 
John, in Middle Drummie, I., 141. 



Malles, John, in walk-mill of Keithock, 
I., 258. 
Simon, i., 137. 

Maltman, n., 217 ; heather specially 
allowed to maltmen, 134. 

Malvoisin, William de, chancellor of 
Scotland and bishop of St 
Andrews, I., 328. 

Malvyn (Malwyn), Thomas, I. , 176, 
232. 

Malyn, Robert, II., 206. 

Malyoch (Malyole), John, in Persie, I., 
136, 201. 

Man, Reginald, bishop of (see Sodor). 

Manny, William, I., 125. 

Manrent to abbot by William Clerk, 
procurator in the court for the 
church of Fosso<"_ ahy, i., 215. 

Mansion of abbot at Campsie, i., xlv, 
222; let to Alexander M'Brek, 
ii., 68-71 ; to be repaired, 69 ; 
its furnishings, 71 ; house re- 
served at Little Perth, 264, 282, 
300 ; (?) house in Dalvany to be 
altered, 262. 

Manure, i., xxix ; stable dung for 
barley, I., 135 ; of stable, 
kitchen, peat ashes, brewhouse 
yard, the bakehouse and oven, 
and house of glebes, 140 ; of 
stables, ashes and dust from the 
convent workshops and yards, 
given to feuar of Galloraw, n., 
168; ashes used for young plants, 
168. 

Mar, David of, brother of Earl Donald, 
I., 330. 
Donald, Earl of, I., 24, 330. 
Gratney, Earl of, I., 32, 330, 341, 

344. 
Malcolm, his son, Earl of, i., 

341. 
William of, I., 339. 

Marches to be kept or "defended" by 
tenants, I., 167, 168, 170, 193, 
225, 232 ; II., 11 ; settled among 
tenants themselves, I. , 194, 196, 
200, 201 ; determined at court 
by bailie-depute, n., 129-131 ; 
riding and declaration of, I., 
xxxii, 204 (see Riding) ; tack 
granted specially for keeping of 
marches of Blackston, II., 7 ; 
lands of Wester Persie marched 
by the abbot and others "with 
spaid and schule," 72, 73. 

Margaret, the widow, of the Ward in 
Glenisla, I., 151. 



354 



INDEX. 



Marischal (Marescallus, Mariscallus), 
David the, I., 341. 

Walter the, I. , 348, 350. 
Marriage of widows (see Widows). 

of Simon Bryson and Christine 
Ogilvy permitted by the abbot, 
i., 273 ; contract arranged before 
the abbot and convent, 317, 
318 ; composition for licence, II., 
271 ; of a son, composition for, 
262. 
Marshal (Merschell), John, keeper of a 
hospice in Perth, n., 77, 206. 

William, pursuivant, II., 279. 
Marshes, i., 127, 143, 325; marsh of 
Blair granted to Cupar by Wil- 
liam the Lion, r. , viii, 325 ; of 
Meigle granted to Cupar, xviii, 
343 ; marsh at Galloraw, for dig- 
ging and drying peats, n. , 168 
(see Mosses, Muirs) ; reclamation 
of, I., xxviii, 142, 143, 160, 161, 
165, 166, 171, 183, 199. 
Mason (Latomus, Masoun), Andrew, in 
Brunty, I., 137, 204, 228. 

Andrew, in Cowbyre, I., 128. 

Andrew, in Easter Drimmie, I., 
122. 

Gilbert, n., 216. 

James, I., 261. 

John, tenant in Brunty, I., 228 ; 
mason, 307, 308. 

John, mason, his son, I., 307, 
308. 

Margaret, I., 317. 

Bobert, mason, I., 308. 

Kobert, in Balgersho, n., 185. 

Thomas, son of John the elder, i., 
308. 

William, in Balgersho, i. , 176. 

D. William, in Batchele, i., 177, 
246, 249. 

William, in Kemphill, I., 193. 
Masons of Cupar abbey, i., 160; agree- 
ment with Thomas Mowtra)', 
304, 309 ; with John the mason, 
his son, Andrew Brown, and 
Andrew Fullarton, 307 ; with 
several others, 308-310; "drink 
of the masons," 306 (see Food, 
Wages). 
Massum, John le, I., 22. 
Master of the work to Cupar abbey, I., 

309; ii., 173, 208. 
Mathew, of Little Keithock, i., 132. 
Mathie (Maithie, Mithae, Mathe, 
Mathilowr, Mathy, Methie), 
church of, i., 120, 133, 160, 216, 



218, 251, 253, 273, 311, 316; 
ii., Ill, 204, 301, 302, 305. 
Mathie, vicar pensioners, I., 251, 274. 
Mathie (Andrew), in Aberbothry, I., 
257, 262. 
Andrew, an aged man, n., 4. 
alias Golde, Andrew, in the Mill- 
yard, ii., 209. 
John, convent cook, husband of 

Elene Fortar, I., 313. 
John's widow, in the Galloraw, ii., 

167. 
alias Bowis, William, in the Mill- 
yard, ii., 210. 
Mathieson (Mathison, Mathyson, Methe- 
son), John (1447), I., 125. 
John, in Baitschele, I., 227. 
John, in Aucbinlech, I., 272. 
Maurice, rector of Errol, II., 283. 
Maule, Alexander and Sir Thomas, I., 

xv. 
Mautalent, Thomas, II., 283. 
Maxwell (Maccusvell, Mackswell), Sir 
Alan, I., 343. 
Sir Herbert, I., 44. 
John of, chamberlain of Scotland, 
I., 321, 327. 
M' (for names thus beginning see under 

"Mac"). 
Meadow, The Little, n., 74. 
Meadows — the abbey meadow, n., 168. 
meadow at Campsie reserved by the 
abbey, i., 274; well-meadow at 
Drimmie, n., 129, 131; at Gal- 
loraw to be " haynit " and kept 
from trespass of tenants, 15, 16 ; 
in Keithock to be kept, I., 246 ; 
at Baitscheillhill and Causay- 
end (of Keithock) to be kept 
from cattle and tenants, ii., 22, 
28, 44, 46, 74, 97, 102, 104 ; at 
Newcausay to be kept from cattle 
and tenants, and "haynit," 88, 
132. 
Meal to be twice "schelit," r., 182; 
value of the queen's thirds of 
Cupar, II., 276. 
Measures (" met ") — royal, I., 143, 159, 
(king's) 165, 174, 179, 181, 183, 
184, 186, 187 ; of Cupar, n., 
276, 277. 
' ' Medicinar " of Cupar abbey (see Physi- 
cian). 
Meigle (Migell, Miggill), (Sir) Michael 
of, I., xviii, 343, 344. 
marshes of, i., xviii. 
Meik (Mek, Meyk), Andrew, I., 318. 
John, II., 189. 



INDEX. 



355 



Meik, Patrick or Paton, father of Andrew, 

in Balmyle, I., 262, 302, 318. 
Thomas, I., 186. 
William, I., 132. 
William, in Balmyle, i., 237. 
William, in Cupar Grange, I., 142, 
165, 238, 297. 
Meldwar, I., 131. 
Melgewin (Melgowin), i., 131. 
Melgum, Philip of, I., 333. 
Melrose, abbey of, I., vi, 320, 326, 327. 
Adam, sub-prior of, afterwards 
abbot of Cupar, i., xlix, 2, 3, 7, 
11, 13. 
Bernard Bell, abbot of, x., 99. 
David of Binning, abbot of, I. , 38, 

40. 
Johu of Fogo, abbot of, i., 39, 40, 

52. 
Ralph, abbot of, I., 5, 7, 8. 
Richard, of Lundy, abbot of, I., 40. 
Waltheve, abbot of, i., vi. 
William Turnbull, abbot of, i., 96- 
100 (see Cupar). 
"Men " of Cupar, remission of forfeiture 

of, II., 285, 287. 
Menteith (Meneteht), Madith, son of the 
Earl of, i., 332. 
Sir Walter Cumyn, Earl of, I., xvi, 

332, 333. 
William Cumyn, Earl of, I., 327. 
Menteith (Monteitht, Munthet), Crestill, 
ii., 86. 
Robert, II., 80, 211, 242. 
Menzies (Menzeis, Menzes, Meyneiss, 
Meyniss, Mynoris), Sir Alexander 
de, ii., 288. 
John, i., 123, 129. 
Sir Robert de, I., 326, 332. 
Robert, II., 4. 
Merchets, I., 240. 
Merleon, David, I., 182. 
Mernow, Alexander, I., 129. 
Mersar, Gelis, n., 94. 
John, ii., 18i, 214. 
Sir Laurence, I., 156. 
Merschell (see Marshal). 
Mertyne, Agnes or Anne, II. , 228, 254. 
Michael, the shepherd, I., 132. 
Michaelson, Michal, Michell, etc. (see 

Mitchell, etc.). 
Michalbegson, Donald, I., 152. 
Middlebait (Mydilbait), in Perthshire, 

I., 278. 
Middleton (Midylton) of Balb.rogy, 
lands of the, I., 186 {see Bal- 
brogy). 
Migell (see Meigle). 



Mill (Myll), Alexander, in mill of Kin- 
creich, i. , 236. 

John, husband of Jonet Henderson, 
ii., 86, 100, 244 
Millar (Myllar, Mylnar), Cristane, ii., 
51, 104, 202. 

John, in mill of Drimmie, I., 291, 
298, 300. 

Paton, in Bogmill of Carse Grange, 
I., 209, 210, 241. 

Walter, in Baitscheill, I., 229. 

Walter, in Drimmie, n., 193. 
Mills, corn and walk (fulling), of Cupar 
abbey (see Aberbothry, Balmyle, 
Blacklaw, Brunty, Cally, Cupar 
Grange, Drimmie, Glenisla, Keith- 
ock, Kincreich, Ledcassy,Lundie, 
Milnhorn, Sy ks). 

maintenance obligatory on tacks- 
men — "the old custom" (1447), 
I., 125-127, 133, 134, 161, 163, 
214, 218, 280; II., 59, 94, 133; 
miller allowed to charge mainte- 
nance on tenants, i., 190. 

new mill erected at Aberbothry, I., 
127; new mill to be built at 
Keithock of stone and mortar, 
178. 

proposed at Wester Drimmie, with 
reservation of easements for mil- 
ler, I., 197, 198; to be built at 
Kincreich by tenants, 236 ; mill- 
house to be built by tacksman, 
280 ; mill built by miller of En- 
nerrady, 292 ; mill to be built by 
millers of Blacklaw, 302 ; mill 
of Gilbert de Haia, n., 286. 

privileges of pasturage and holdings 
attached, I., 134, 135; "doand 
detto," 173, 174; n., 9, etc. (see 
Blacklaw, Keithock, etc. ) ; to 
hold up water of the dam to the 
lands, 185. 

teinds reserved to the abbey, I., 
194-196. 
Millstones, home-bringing of, II., 59, 

133. 
Milnhorn (Milhorn, Mylehorn, Myll- 
horn, etc.), corn-mill of Cupar 
Grange, called mill of, I., 134, 
137, 208, 213, 235, 253, 258, 270, 
291, 311; ii., 13, 14, 17, 24, 30, 
31, 35, 36, 53, 56, 58, 72, 84, 93, 
94, 116, 189 (see Cupar Grange). 
Milton (Mylton), mill of The, I., 302. 
Miraitymbeg, I., xviii, 344. 
Mitchell (Michael, Michal, Michel, 
Michell, Mychal, Mychell), Cris- 



356 



ISDEX. 



ten, in Cragneaute, II. , 233 ; in 
Dalvanv, 244. 
Mitchell, Donald, i., 233, 272, 282. 

John, in Elrick, I., 275. 

John, "officer," tenant in Wester 
Inveraritv, and husband of Cris- 
tyneHall, n., 153, 196, 230, 245, 
255, 263. 

John, in Easter Inverarity, II., 197. 

John, in Perth, n., 206. 

Margaret, n. , 236. 

Robert, in Belady in Glenisla, I., 
223. 

Robert, in Meikle Forthir, n., 229. 
Mitchelson (Michaelson, Michelson, 
Michelsone, Michelsoun, Mit- 
chalsoun, Mychelson), Alex- 
ander, I., 253. 

David, in Brydeistoun, n., 275. 

David, in Inverarity, I., 292. 

"Dene" James, i., 97; II., 207, 
208. 

John, i., 298. 

John (junior), in Balbrogv, I., 143, 
179. 

John, in Inverarity, I., 295. 

John, in Kincreich, n., 86 (bailie), 
278. 

Michael, husband of Elizabeth 
Tendall (or Rendall), I., 300, 303 
(see under name Alexander). 

Robert, of Lytvy, I., 149, 205. 

Robert, in Little Perth, I., 252. 
Mochelwath, I., xviii, 344. 
Moncur (Monquer, Muncur, Munkar, 
Mwncur), Andrew, in Balmyle, 
ii., 142. 

Andrew, in Dundee, II., 205. 

David, monk of Cupar, I. , 93. 

Isabel, ii., 28, 29. 

John, I., 210. 

Sir Michael of, I., 342, 344, 349. 

Thomas, n., 277. 
Monkell (Monchell, Monkquhell, Mon- 
quhel, Montkell), muir of, I., 162, 
204, 224, 228, 242, 275 ; II., 46, 
51, 91, 124, 137, 138, 165, 175. 
Monkmyre ( ' ' Moss of the Monks "), The, 
near Cupar Grange (Mounkmvir, 
etc.), ii., 3, 21, 28, 44, 45, 49, 
74, 88, 97, 102, 104, 118, 134, 
170, 179. 
Montealto (Mouhat), Laurence de, i. , 
344. 

Richard de, justiciary of Scotland, 
I., 36, 339. 

Sir Robert de, I., 332, 338, 339, 
344. 



Montealto, Sir William of, i. , xvii, 
Montefixo (Muschet), William de, I., 

xvii, 339, 342, 343, 350. 
Montetht (see Menteith). 
Montgomery (Montgomerie, Montgom- 
orry), Sir Alexander de, of Aid- 
rossau, I., 44. 
Robert, in Balbrogy, " familiar 
seruitour" of Cupar, husband of 
Jonet Bercly, n., 52, 166, 167, 
269 ; of Dundee, tenant in Little 
Perth, 79, 100, 273. 
Walter, n., 12. 
Montrose, n., 174, 207. 
Monypeny, John de, I., 35. 
Morav (Moravia, Morrauia), John de, 
" I., 341, 345. 
Richard de, i., 329. 
Andrew, bishop of, I., 12. 
Columba of Dunbar, bishop of, I. , 

39. 
Henry of Lychtoun, bishop of. I. , 

38, 39. 
John de Pylmor, bishop of, I., 330. 
Richard, bishop of, I., 336, 337; 
ii., 284. 
Mordington, Bernard, parson of, abbot 

of Arbroath, etc., I., 330. 
More, Andrew, i., 307. 

Donald, I., 120. 
Moreville (Moreveill, Moreweill, Morre- 
uilla, Morueill), Richard de, con- 
stable of Scotland, i., 320, 324. 
Robert de, constable of Scotland, 

i., 335. 
William de, constable of Scotland, 
I., 324, 337 ; ii., 284. 
Morgone (Morgoun, Morgunt), Andrew 
in Balbrogy, i., 301, 317; n., 
186, 216 : Jonet Fortoune, his 
spouse, I., 317 : Jonet Hetoun, 
his spouse, n., 32. 
Morison (Mwrisone, Mwryson), Gothra, 
I., 121. 
Malcolm I., 297. 
Richard, I., 121. 
Simon, I., 126, 127. 
Tybbe, I., 256. 
Morthollaw (see Murthly). 
Mortuary chapel of the Hays of Cupar, 

I., xxiii. 
Mortuomari, Robert de, I., 347. 

Roger de, i., viii, 325, 347, 348. 
Morton (tee Muirton). 
Mortowun, Elizabeth, n., 91. 
Mortuth (sec Murthly). 
Mosses, Balbrogy, I., 144 ; Baltody. 
xviii; of Blackston, II., 7 ; Cupar 



INDEX. 



357 



Grange, I., 144 ; of the monks 
at Keithock, n., 170; Syoks, 
digging peats forbidden till it is 
drained, i., 150 ; regulations as to 
digging peats in, 171 (see Muirs, 
Marshes, and names of lands). 

Mouhat (see Montealto). 

Mowre, Malcolm, i., 299. 

Mowtray (Mowtra, Multra), John, 
mason, i., 309, 310. 
Thomas, his father, mason, I., 304, 
309, 310. 

Muhray, Philip de, I., 322. 

Muchy (Moche, Mochy, Muehe, 
Munch, Muthe, Mychy), An- 
drew, ii., 74, 101, 183, 210, 213: 
Bessie Craig, his spouse, n., 213. 
(Muthe), John, in Batchele, I., 177. 
John, in Muirton, I., 170 (see 
Mudy). 

Mudy, William, in Muirton, i., 141, 
170. 
John, in Muirton, I., 214 (see 
Muchy). 

Muirhouse (Mowirhous, Muirhoussis, 
Murehoussis, Murhous, Mvir- 
houss, Mvrehowse, Mwrehoussis, 
Mwrhus), in Carse Grange, I., 
124,212, 255; II., 92, 203, 225, 
243. 
brewland of, n., 203. 
brig-end of, n., 226. 
priest's land of, II., 226. 

Muirs and Myres (casting of peats in, 
pasturage, etc.), I., 131, 162, 171, 
178, 179, 181, 182, 184, 187, 194, 
199, 204, 224, 228, 242, 248, 273, 
327 (in excambion to King Alex- 
ander II.). 
settlement of the division of the 

Monkmyre, II., 3, 4. 
of Muirton to be kept from "out- 
men," I., 230 (see Balbrogy, Glen- 
boy, Monkell. Monkmyre — Moss- 
es, Marshes). 

Muirton (Morton, Mourton, Muirtoun, 
Mureton, Muretoun, Murthoun, 
Murton, Murtone, Murtoun, 
Mwirton, Mwirtoun, Mwretoun, 
Mwretown, Mwrton, Mwrtone, 
Mwrtoun, Mwrtowun), land of, 
I., 137, 141, 161, 162, 170, 191, 
208, 219, 224, 287, 313; n., 137, 
165, 240, 241, 269. 
Nether (inferior), i., 214, 230, 235, 
289, 301; II., 105, 192, 218, 227, 
228, 254. 
Over (Upper, superior), i., 287, 



289, 300, 301; II., 66, 67, 93, 
105, 106, 192, 218, 222. 
Mulatis (mules), furnished by Dimrigo, 

a Frenchman, n., 278. 
Multure, i., 243, 280; II., 59, 133. 
free, I., 166, 173 ; land, 241. 
oath, I., xxxviii ; sheaf, n., 59, 133. 
complaint of millers of being de- 
frauded of, I., xxxviii ; "the ane 
and tuenty corue," the multure 
of Keithock mill, II., 137, 165 ; 
thirled, i., xxxviii ; astricted, 
ii., 168; dry, i., xxxviii. 
Muncur (see Moncur). 
Munthet (see Menteith). 
Murdoson, "den" Bernard, monk of 

Cupar, I., 318 II., 110. 
Murray (Murraf, Murrave, Murreff, 
Mwrray), Elizabeth, I., 123. 
al ias Tailor, David, II., 97, 243. 
Herbert of, I., 156. 
John, i., 155, 176. 
Jonet, wife of John Black, I., 256. 
Jonet, wife of John Hall, II., 160. 
Robert, tacksman of the church of 

Fossoquhy, I., 136, 144. 
Eobert, plumber, burgess of Edin- 
burgh, I., 313, 314. 
William, son of David, and husband 
of Crystine Jack, n., 97, 243. 
Murthlac (Murthly), Walter of, i., 337.' 
Murthly (Morthollaw, Mortuth, (?) 
Murthlack, Murthlay, Murthli, 
Murthlie, Mwrehly, Mwrthlecht, 
Mwrthly), in Athole, I., xvi, 122, 
133, 145, 153, 169, 231, 243, 252, 
332, 333; n., 195; abbot's right 
to cut timber there, I., 145, 153. 
in Mar, I., xix, 92, 102, 103, 137, 
239, 243, 244, 311, 314, 350 ; n., 
12, 195; duties of its bailie, I., 
244. 
Mury (Mure, Mvry, Mwre, Mwrie), An- 
drew, in Balbrogy, I., 143, 180. 
John, tenant in Dalvany, and 
keeper of the cattle and goods 
of Cupar abbey there, n., 195, 
228, 255, 268. 
Simon, i., 143. 
Muschampe (de Muscamp), Thomas, I., 

322. 
Myd — Myl (for names thus beginning 

seeund.er "Mid," "Mil"). 
Mynoris (see Menzies). 

Naif, Katherine, II., 81. 

Nails of lead, x., 313. 

Names derived from trades, i., xxxiii. 



INDEX. 



Nanus, Radulph, I., 325. 

N apery to be provided for Cupar hospice 

in Perth, n., 64. 
Name (Nam), George, in Tillyfergus, 
husband of Elizabeth Ogilvy, I. , 
314, 316; II., 94, 95, 192, 218. 
John, his son, husband of Gelis 
Mersar, II., 94. 
"Nativi" (neyfs, serfs), fugitive, of Cupar, 
subject of charter by King Alex- 
ander II., I., xiv, xxviii, 326. 
Neighbourhood, good — "good and sweet 
neighbourhood " — tenants bound 
to maintain, i. , 154, 156, 173, 
177-179, 181-184, 187-189, and 
often to 'jxu/e 206, 236, 238; II., 
7, 9-11, 14, 15, 107, 141, 176 
(see Overman). 
Nelson (Neilson, Neylson), Henry, in 
Caillie, i., 240. 
John, in Cowbyre, I. , 135, 139. 
John, in Balbrogy, i., 143, 179. 
the widow, mother of John, I,, 139. 
Nessus,the king's physician, i. ,xvii,348. 

son of William, i. , 322. 
Nets (see Fishings). 

size of nets to be used at Campsip, 
i., 274; a "net" on the Tay 
granted to Cupar, xi, 339, 340 ; 
II., 184; in the Clyde, i., xii, 
350 ; place for hanging and 
stretching, n. , 167. 
Neuith, Henry of, son of Adam, i., 845 

(see Lour). 
Newbigging (Newbigin, Newbyggyn, 
etc.), town and lands of, in the 
Carse Grange, r., 144, 290, 299, 
311; ii., 50, 84,85,90,111,112, 
271. 
park of, i., 180, 185, 187. 
Newcausay (Newcassay, Newcaussay, 
Newcawssay, New Cawsav), lands 
of, ii., 3, 45, 88, 89, 132, 184, 
213. 
commonty of, n., 88, 89. 
east croft of, II., 184. 
west croft of, II., 184. 
Lawtais croft, n., 184. 
Newtek, croft of, n., 129-131. 
Newton (of Bellady), lands of, ii., 106, 
198, 232, 248, 266, 269, 295. 
teindsof, n., 220. 
Neyntawis, Katherine, wife of John 
Mackenzie in Downy (November 
1557), ii., 263. 
Neynthawis, Katherine, wife of John 
Glen in Downy (March 1557-8), 
ii., 145. 



Nichol (Nychole), Jonet, II., 42, 80, 

235.' 
Nicholay (Nycholay) Gylbryd, I., 128. 
Nicholson (Nicholsoun, Nycholsouu, 
Nycolsone), Alan, I., 142, 165. 

Andrew, I., 154, 212, 220. 

John, in Cupar Grange, I., 277. 

John, in Kincreich, i. , 299. 

Katherine, II., 88. 

Lucy, I., 311. 

Michael (Mychy), I., 120, 128. 

Nicolas, chamberlain of Scotland, I., 

319 ; chancellor, 319, 320. 

bishop of Dunblane, I., 347, 349. 
Non-entr) T , case of, ii., 67. 
Northesk, Water of, I., 330. 
Nory, William, I., 119. 

Oath of fidelity from tenants to the 
abbot, I., 125; from carver and 
carpenter, 259 ; from other crafts- 
men, 305-307 ; from fishers of 
Campsie, 274. 

of obedience to terms of lease from 
tenants in Cotyards, i. , 172, 199 ; 
from tenants in Cowbyre, 1 73 ; in 
Aberbothry, 175 ; in Milnhorn, 
209 ; of the Boat of Baitscheill, 
213 ; in Kincreich, 213 ; in 
Inverwick, 225. 

of security from a sick tenant to 
leave, I., 146. 

of fidelity from sub-tenants, II., 75, 
76, 102, 104, 135. 

of lessee of teinds on delivery of 
teind heir, i., 217. 

of purging, ii., 241. 
Oaten bread, allowance to each monk of 
Cupar, ii., 110. 

loaf allowed to gardener, II., 208. 
Oats, i., 166, 167, 169, et passim. 

black, part of rental, n., 18, 50, 
85, 90, 92, 112, 113, 117, 127, 
202, 203. 

white, ii., 47, 48, 61, 62, 177. 
Officers of Cupar, i., 197 ; n., 83, 93, 
134, 206; their districts, 186, 
189, 193, 195, 200-203 ; raising 
tenants against wolves, thieves 
and sorners, I., 236 ; apportion 
fuel in Monk Muir to tenants, 
273 ; to superintend craftsmen, 
305-307. 

officer at Wester Drimmie ap- 
pointed, I., 197 ; at Carse Grange, 
212 ; his privilege of fowling 
and fishing, II., 203; John 
Michell, olficer in Gleuisla, 260 ; 



INDEX. 



359 



Jackson retained in 1563, his ex- 
penses, 2S0. 

officer's land, I., 355 ; II., 199, 260 ; 
lands under the officer above the 
Isla, I., 354. 
Ogilvy (Ogilby, Ogiluy, Ogilwy, Og- 
yluie, Olgiluy, Ougelby, Ougil- 
by), Archibald, witness to Cupar 
deeds (1487, 1492), i., 240, 254. 

Archibald, of Grange, son of Wil- 
liam in Easter Keillor, assignee 
of reversion of portership of 
Cupar abbey, II., 296 ; gives 
seizin of portership to James, 
Lord Ogilvy, 296. 

Christine, spouse of Simon Brj'son, 
I., 273, 285, 312. 

David, of Tolmaid (1492), I., 254. 

David, witness (1550), II,, 100; 
bailie of Cupar and tenant in 
Bellady, Freuchy, etc., 106-108, 
137, 141, 165, 232, 242, 248, 266, 
295 : Margaret Campbell, his 
spouse, II., 106-108, 141. 

Elizabeth, spouse of George Name, 
i., 314, 316. 

Elizabeth, spouse of Eobert Turn- 
bull, I., 316. 

George, of Castleton, son and heir 
of Sir Walter Ogilvy of Dunlu- 
gus, by Alison Hume, his spouse, 
II., 138, 139. 

George, natural son of Sir Walter, 
and heir under condition, II., 4. 

George, in Banff, n., 279. 

James, Lord, of Airlie, bailie-prin- 
cipal of Cupar abbey, n., 1-3, 
129, 200, 292, 296. 

James, Master of Ogilvy, son of 
James, Lord Ogilvy, and husband 
of Katherine Canpbell, obtains 
charter of Glentullach, n., 1 ; 
in Clintlaw, 200 ; in Meikle For- 
thir, 229 ; his will, 297 ; holds 
a court as lailie-principal, 298- 
300; "Maistres Ogilvy," 245. 

James, son of James, Lord Ogilvy, 
by Katherine Campbell, Countess 
of Craufurd, n., 175-177, 277. 

James, Lord, fourth Earl of Airlie, 
i., xxxvi. 

James, of Carden, I., 103. 

James, of Clova, n., 94. 

James, in Over Auchinlech, son of 
Jonet Burn, n., 148, 265. 

James, in Wester Inverarity, II., 
230, 255 ; Mr James, II., 245. 

John, bailie, I., 86. 



Ogilvy, John, son of David, n., 295. 

John, natural son of Thomas, II., 
135. 

Jonet, spouse of John Small, II., 
35. 

Patrick, in Fersie, I., 120; witness, 
121 ; holds court as bailie-depute 
(1460), 130. 

Thomas, of Wester Craig, husband of 
Jonet Fraser, holds lands of 
Bogside, n., 135, 281. 

Eobert, portioner of Bellady, son of 
David, and husband of Katherine 
Gra, II., 295 ; assignee of porter- 
ship of Cupar, 296. 

Sir Walter, of Dunlugus, husband 
of Alison Hume, I., 314 ; II., 
4-6, 26, 27, 39- J 1, 124-126, 138- 

141, 204. 

William de, assistant treasurer of 

Dunkeld, I., 334, 335. 
William, of Easter Keillor, I., xi ; 

ii., 296. 
Olepenna, Gilbert de, I., 351. 
Olifard (Oliphard, Oliphant), David, I., 

319, 324. 
Osbert, sheriff of the Mearns, I., 

323. 
Walter, i., 341. 
William, I., xvi, 331, 332, 335, 

336. 
Oliphant (Holifant), John, II., 278, 281.' 

William, II., 77. 
Oliver (Olifer, Olipheir, Olivere, Olyfer, 

Olyvir, Olyvar, Olyuar, Olyuer), 

husband of Ellen Alan, II., 36, 

189. 
David, in Cupar Grange, I., 258, 

302. 
James, I. , 269. 
John, in Balbrogy, "hostlar," and 

tacksman of a chapel there, I., 

168, 180, 205, 234. 
John, in Cupar Grange, I., 123, 

142, 165. 

Simon, in Aberbothry, i., 262, 

270 ; in Cupar Grange, 291, 

299. 
Onions, to be grown in the gardens of 

Cupar abbey, n., 208, 209. 
Orchards, I., xxxi. 

orchards of fruit trees, to be 

grown by tenants, I., 171, 177 

(see Planting), 
abbey orchard of Carse Grange, i., 

188, 220, 361 ; II., 239, 272 ; 

privilege of keeping the orchard 

there, 203. 



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INDEX. 



Orchards — orchard to be made at Carse 
Grange (1503), I., 255 ; to be 
planted at Galloraw, II., 168 ; 
(little) orchard in the Miiirhou.se 
of Carse Grange, let, 92, 226, 
243. 
trees in abbey gardens, II., 208, 
211. 

Orkney, Robert Reid, bishop of, I., 90, 
91, 103. 

Osbert, bishop of Dunkeld, I., 351. 

Osiers (sec Planting). 

Ouidius, Adam, i., 343. 

Outfield land, II., 73, 203, 224, 226, 
234, 240. 

Over Haugh, a croft beside Wester 
Drimmie, n., 130, 131. 

Overman ( " oumian "), "for kepyn and 
guvernans of the toun," chosen 
among the tenants, I., 173. 
appointed by abbot, I., 177, 178, 

181-184, 187-189. 
courts to be held weekly, I., 173 ; 
his duties, 1 88 (see Byrlay, Neigh- 
bourhood). 

Oxen "of eild, " and "of the first 
draucht," II., 262 (see Carri- 
age), 
value of cows and oxen at close of 
fifteenth century, I., xx. 

Page, John, in Syoks, i., 154, 158. 
John, in Nether Muirton, i., 214, 

235. 
Thomas, in Muirton, I., 137, 141. 
Thomas, in Syoks, I., 158, 200; 
his son, 200. 
Panmure Collections, I., vii, ix, 80, 

82. 
Panmure, Philip de Wallon (Vallognes, 
Valoines, Valoniis), Lord of. and 
chamberlain of Scotland, I., xiv, 
320, 344. 
Thomas de Maule, baron of, I., 80- 
82. 
Pans, ii., 71. >i0 

Pantry at abbot's place of Campsie, n., 

71. 
Parks, I., 144. 

keeper of, n., 183. 
Redcors, i., 135, etc. 
Newbigging, I., 144, etc. ; to be 
reserved as a merica to the 
abbey, enclosed and walled, and 
afterwards as monastery pasture- 
ground, 185. 
Weltoun, i., 180, etc. 
in Balbrogy Grange, i., 180, etc. 



Parks— Well park, i., 185. 

parks to be reserved to the ab- 
bey, except winter pasture, i., 
194-196. 
at Galloraw, rules for cultivation, 

ii., 169. 
See Broomparks. 
Parsley, to be grown in the gardens of 

Cupar abbey, n., 208, 210. 
Partin [for Persie'?], lands of, I., 302. 
Partridge, n., 13, 57. 
Passage through various lands, right 
of free, granted to abbey of 
Cupar, i., x, xii, xiii, 347, 349 ; 
ii., 285. 
Pasturing (common), privilege of, II., 

118, etc. (see Commonty). 
Paterson (Patersoun), Alexander, II., 
222. 
Donald, in Downy, I., 227 ; his 

wife, 296. 
Finlay, in Elrick, husband of 
Jonet Thomas, n., 170, 171, 197, 
230, 246, 256. 
John, in Inveraritv, I., 237, 265, 

285 ; his wife, 299. 
Robert, in Downy, i., 266, 292. 
Patie (Pate, Patre), James, son of Robert, 
and husband of Margaret Fyml- 
laysoun, II., 235, 243. 
alias Henderson, John, in Cowbyre, 
composition for marriage to Ellen 
Stiblis, widow, n., 243. 
alias Henderson, Robert, husband 
of Helen Barny, n., 187. 
235, 243. 
Patone, Christine, i., 310. 
Patonson, Finlay, in Downy, I., 298. 

John, son of William, I., 282. 
Patrick, Earl, I., 327, 336 (see Dunbar). 
Patrykson, Duncan, I., 225. 
Patsoun, Thomas, n., 275, 277. 
Pease, i., 142, 143, 162-166, etc. 

to be sown in a "sched," I., 172, 
174. 
Peats, to be cast for the abbey by 
tenants, i., 124, 135, 139, 143, et 
passim ; mode of casting, xxviii, 
174, 199. 
leading of, I., 239 ; tenants in Glen- 
isla to bring in, all in one day, 
II., 141, 142, 144, 176 (see 
Carriage), 
ashes used for manure, I., 140. 
grant by Sir Alexander Abernethy 
to the granger of Carse from the 
petary of Baltody, I., 346. 
digging forbidden in Keithock, i., 



INDEX. 



361 



146 ; in Syoks, before drainage, 
150. 
Peebles (Pebles, Peblis), John, n., 77. 
Robert of, chamberlain of Scotland, 
I., 33. 
Pedder (Pedar, Peddar), John (c. 1443), 
in Keithock, I., 119. 
John, in Baitscheill Haugh, II., 

172. 
Patrick or Paton, in Baitscheill 

Hill, I., 210, 261, 276,, 288.' 
Patrick, in Keitbock, i., 132. 
William, his son, I., 276, 288. 
Pegat (Pegot), John, II., 270. 

Jonet, ii., 151, 264. 
Penny "sterling," i., 335. 
Pepper, part of rental, n., 206. 
Perambulations (see Riding), i., 161, 
162, 224; n., 137, 165; case 
of (ante 1215), 283. 
Perfumer in Perth, n., 64. 
Pershore, abbots of, I., 68, 69. 

Nicholas of, titular bishop of Dun- 
keld, i., 66, 67-71 ; his seal, 
69. 
Persie (Parce, Parceis, Parcy, Parcyis, 
Parsy, Parthesin, Parting), Pear- 
sie, Perceis, Percie, Perse), lands 
of, i., 120, 128, 131, 136, 201, 
243, 269, 289, 302, 317, 322. 
Easter, n., 227. 
Nether, if., 194. 
Over, ii., 194, 304. 
Wester, n., 72, 73, 270. 
Person, John, I., 124. 
Perth, I., viii. ix, xii, xiv, 16, 28, 321, 
322, 324, 334, 335. 
bridge of, II., 205. 
the castle, I., 254; n., 206. 
chapel of St Paul at, i., 41. 
church of Friar Preachers at, I., 

16, 37. 
provincial council held at, I., 37, 

38. 
general councils <">f the Estates held 
at, in 1417 and 1513, I., 41, 96. 
cross of, i., 254; ii., 77. 206. 
Cupar hospices in, n., 64, 206. 
Cupar possessions in, I., 254, 313, 

328 ; ii., 64, 76, 205, 206. 
High-gate in, I., 313 ; II., 77. 
Kirk-gate in, I., 254. 
North-gate in, I., 254; II., 76. 
queen's lodging in, II., 64. 
Skinner-gate in, II., 77. 
Spey-gate in, II., 64, 206. 
Andrew Curroure, burgess of, I., 
254. 



Perth, sheriff of, i., 326. 
Pert, Little (see Little Perth). 
Pery (Perrie), Andrew (1467), brotber 
of Robert in Keithock, i., 147 ; 
tenant in Cowbyre (1499), 252 ; 
in Baitscheill (c. 1524), 302. 
Andrew, at Kemphill, keeper of 
Cupar abbey's cuningair and 
parks, ii., 113, 183. 
Anthony, ii., 293. 
John, in Ledcassy, husband of 

Mary Falow, n., 190, 224, 270. 
William, in Cowbyre, i. , 310 ; n., 
96, 184, 214 : Ellen Stiblis, his 
widow, married to John Hen- 
derson, ii., 96. 
William, in Cothill, husband of 
Katberine Che man, II., 123, 
182, 212, 298. 
William, carpenter, I., 310. 
Mariot, mother of John Baxtar, I. , 

259. 
Mamie, in Cowbyre, mother of 

William, I., 310. 
Robert, in Fuller's Mill, and part 
of Keithock (c. 1447), I., 126, 
132, 133, 147, 161, 188, 196 ; 
resigns the mill (1475-6), 204. 
Robert, "familiar servant" of 
abbot of Cupar, tenant in Cothill 
of Keithock, husband of Helen 
of Spalding (1495), I., 245; wit- 
ness, 254. 
"Perys" (piers), for conserving the 

land from water, I., 178. 
Puyson (Perison), John, I., 143, 180, 

226. 
Peter, clerk to King William the Lion, 

i., 335 [334?]. 
Petmakstoune, lands of, I., 105. 
Philip, chamberlain of Scotland, i., 
344 (see Valoniis, and Pamnure). 
Philip the Marischal, I., 325. 
Physicians — ib John (ante 1215), II., 
283. 
Nessus, physician to the king (circa 

1284), I., xvii, 348. 
Alexander Turnbull, physician of 
Cupar abbey, n., 113.' 
Pigs, number of, limited, I., xxx, 123, 
129, 243 ; pig, in rent from 
Kincreich and Glenboy, its value 
in 1558, ii., 174 (see Boar, 
" Gryssis "). 
Pilmore (Pilmoir, Pilmor, Pilmour, 
Pilmur, Pylmer, Pylmoir, Pyl- 
mor, Pylmur, Pylmwre), Adam 
de, burgess of Dundee, i., 330. 



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INDEX. 



Pilmore, David, in Aberbothry, i., 
234. 

Isabel, II., 56. 

John de, bishop of Moray, I., 330. 

John, I., 96. 

John, in Baitscheill, I., 299; II., 
184, 272. 

John, in Newcausay, n., 88 : Kath- 
erine Nycholsoun, his relict, II., 
88. 

John, his son, husband of Agnes 
Smyth, ii., 88. 

Margaret, I., 311. 

Thomas, in Galloraw, n., 45, 167, 
213. 

Walter, in Newcausay, n., 295. 

William, in Cupar Grange, I., 123, 
142, 165. 

■\Yilliam, in mill of Milnhorn 
(Cupar Grange), I., 134, 218 ; 
William, son, 208. 

William, in Balmy le, I., 142. 

William, mason, I., 308. 
Pitlochry (Petclochry, Petklochry, Pet- 
lochre, Petlochry, Petlocry, Pet- 
loquhry, Pitlokrv), lands of, I., 
119, 129, 138, "152, 265, 294, 
300, 301; ii., 149, 150, 199, 
233, 248, 267. 
Pitlour, James, monk of Cupar, i. , 

93. 
Planting — of ash trees, osiers, andsauchs, 
enjoined on tenants, i., xxx, 141, 
142, 150, 161, 162, 164-168, 170- 
172, 174, 176-179, 181, 182, and 
often to page 206, 255; II., 7, 9- 
12, 14, 15,17-19, 107, 141, 176; 
ofbirks, 107, 141, 176; of haw- 
thorn for fences, I., 163; gardens 
to be planted with ash trees, 
osiers, and sauchs, 160 ; plant- 
ings to be fenced, 170, 171, et 
saepe ; abbey gardeners to plant 
ash trees and young trees, n., 
208-211, 239 ; planting of fruit 
trees, I., 171, 177, 179, 181-184, 
187-189, 195, 196, 248, 255 {see 
Gardener, Orchards) ; orchards 
and gardens of herbs and flowers 
to be planted at Galloraw, ii., 
168; planting of parks, i., 185 
(see Broom-parks); court-statutes 
on planting, 163. 
Platane, forest of, I., 161. 
Plates, ii., 71. 

Pleas — one to be given yearly by feuar, 
n., 136 ; three by feuar of Bal- 
brogy, 167; of Kincreich, 174; 



of Cupar Grange, 180; one by 
Earl of Athole, feuar of loner- 
wick, 172. 
Plocat, Robert, I., 118. 
Plovers, ii., 13, 56. 

Plumbar (Plwmar, Plwinbar), Alex- 
ander, tacksman of church of 
Mathie, I., 133. 
Isabel, ii., 20-22. 
John, in Cupar Grange, I., 123, 

148 ; son of Matthew, 133. 
Matthew, father of John, I., 133 ; 
in Balgersho, 138. 
Plumber to Cupar abbey, I., 313. 
Pluscardine, priory of, I., 46-48. 
Andrew Haag, prior of, I., 47. 
Eugene, prior of, I., 39. 
John de Benale (BonahkO, prior of, 

I., 46, 47. 
Robert, prior of, I., 48. 
William de Boris, prior of, I., 47. 
Polcak (Pocak, Polkac, Polkak), lands 
of, I., 137, 149, 221, 270, 284, 
300, 301, 317 ; II., 9, 191, 217. 
Polcroster, in the Water of Ericht, II., 

129, 131. 
Polgauein, John Giffard of, gives to 
Cupar convent a way from the 
bridge between his land of Pol- 
gavyn and theirs, on to Incbture, 
I., 340, 341. 
Pollok, David, i., 300. 
Pontigny, abbot of, his mission to 

Scotland, I., 40, 41. 
Porter of the abbey, history of the office 
of, I., xli, xlii. 
his fee, etc. (1561), I., 362, 363; 
ii., 182; grant of office of, its 
duties and privileges, 100, 292, 
294 ; grant from the .crown 
thirds, 275-277, 279 ; resignation 
by Robert Porter, 293 ; charter 
to his son-in-law, 294, 295 ; pen- 
sion of a monk's portion changed 
to fifty-five merks, 295, 296; 
assignation to the Ogilvies, 296 ; 
possession given by delivery of 
keys, 297. 
Porter (Portar), Anne, spouse of John 
Bar bur (1466), L, 14.".. 
"Catte," in Baitscheill (c. 1520), 

i., 299. 
David, obtains part of Baitscheill 
for "service of the gate" (1542), 
ii., 146. 
David, obtains portership of Cupar 
on resignation of Robert, his 
lather (1584), II., 293. 



INDEX. 



163 



Porter, Ellen, spouse of John Maithie, 
the convent cook, i. , 313. 

Gilbert, son of Stephen, in walk- 
mill of Keithock, n., 182, 212, 
225. 

John, of the Boat (the "Bate of the 
Batschele, " de Navicula), I., 146, 
177, 212 : Ellen of Foyd, his relict 
(1476), I., 223. 

John, of the Park, I., 146. 

John, in Keniphill in Keithock 
(1474-1482), I., 193, 233; in 
Baitscheill (14S2), 235, 256 
(1503) ; perpetual grant of porter- 
ship, II., 292, 293. 

John, his son, i., 256 ; n., 183, 214. 

Jonet, wife of John Farar, n., 295, 
296. 

Robert, in Balgersho (1482), i., 
233 ; in Baitscheilhill (1505), 
261 ; in Baichoun (1507), 263 ; in 
Balbrogy, deceased (c. 1520), 301. 

Robert, in Baitscheill (1547), II., 
43, 118 ; appointed porter, with 
house at Baitscheill (1550), 
100 ; obtains part of Keithock 
(174) ; his annuity from the 
abbey revenues (1563), 275-277, 
279 ; resignation of portership 
in favour of David, his son 
(1584), 293 ; charter of part of 
Keithock to his wife (1585), 293 ; 
his pension, 294, 295 ; demission 
of portership in favour of John 
Farar, 293, 296 : Agnes Campbell, 
his spouse, n., 174, 293, 296. 

Stephen, in walk-mill of Keithock, 
ii., 225, 249, 273. 

Thomas, in Baitscheill (1473), i., 
177 ; in walk-mill of Keithock 
(1478), 214 ; [deceased ? (1480), 
229]; in the walk-mill (1482), 
233, 258 (1505). 

William, in Baitscheill, I., 227. 

"William Clerk, the king's, holds 
lease of the fruits of the church 
of Fossoquhy, I., 215, 216. 
Possession of land given by earth, tree, 
and stone, n. , 108 ; of houses and 
land by "thak and diffat," 142, 
177 ; of portership, 297. 
Pots, ii., 71. 

Lord Coupar's ' ' aquavitee pott, " I. , 
liii. 
Poultry, as part of rental, passim {see 

Capons, Geese, Hens). 
Powry (Powrye), Andrew, husband of 
Agnes Henderson, II., 34, 272. 



Powry, Jonet, n., 92. 

Bresson (Presen), alias Duncan, Robert, 

ii., 196, 229. 
Preston, jonet, I., 313. 
Prevy, Andrew, n., 213. 
Priests as tenant-farmers, II., 37. 
Prior to assist in auditing accounts of 

Cupar abbe) r , n., 110; prior 

appointed, 110. 
Proctor (Proctvur), Gavin, smith, I., 

308. 
John, monk of Cupar, I., 93. 
Procurage, n., 6, 40, 111, 125, 140, 

254. 
' ' Propine " of a roe or buck from 

tenant in Murthly in Athole, I., 

252. 
Pullar (Pullour), Andrew, i., 182, 234. 
David, in the Blaii, I., 290, 303. 
Robert, in Campsie, I., 282 ; in 

Causayend, 238. 
"Pundar," to protect the "hanyngis," 

i., 173, 174. 
Purge by his own oath, fowler of 

Westhorn allowed to, n., 241. 
Pursuivants, William Merschel and 

Robert Rait, n., 279. 

Quinci, Rohert de, i., 322, 325. 
Roger de, i., 329. 
Syer de {tewi]). William the Lion), 
i., 322; {temp. Alexander II.), 
Earl of Winton, 329. 
Quitlaw, lands of, let to James, Master 
of Ogilvy, by convent of Cupar, 
ii., 292. 
Quhite (Quhit), David, II., 219. 

Thomas, II., 220. 
Quhithed (Quhythed), John, I., 154. 
Michael, II., 212. 
Nichol, I., 154. 
Quhyte Hill, The, at the end of Loch 
Sestar, i., 131. 

Ra {see Ray). 

"Ra" (Roe) or buck, part of rental 

from Athole, I., xxxi, 169, 225, 

252. 
Raches to be reared by tenants in 

Glenisla, ii., 107, 144, 145. 
Rait, Robert, pursuivant, n., 279. 
Raith, in Athole, I., xvi, 333. 
Ralston, John of, bishop of Dunkeld, 

I., 63. 
Ramsay, Agnes, IX., 267. 

Alexander, in Galloraw, husband 

of Christine Blair, I., 316 ; ii., 

14-16, 77, 80, 168, 185, 215. 



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INDEX. 



Ramsay, Andrew, in Over Muirton, il, 
93, 192, 240. 

Andrew, in Pitlochry, II., 199 ; 
his wife, 233. 

Anne, n., 278. 

Mr David [?], I., 284. 

Donald, in Craignavady (1478), I., 
227. 

Donald, in the brewhouse (1518), 
i., 297. 

Mr James, of Wester Mathie, tacks- 
man of part of Kincreich, i., 251, 
253, 284 ; deceased, 299. 

John, in Bellite, husband of Mar- 
garet M'Nichole, n., 161, 257, 
266. 

Jonet, II., 81. 

Sir Walter, notary, II., 65. 
Ranald (Rannald), Henry and John, in 

Carse Grange, u., 202. 
Ranaldson (Rannahlsone, Raynoldson), 
John, in the Newbigging in 
Carse Grange, n., 50, 85, 90. 
Randall (Randal, Randale, Randell, 
Rendall), Alan, in Carse Grange, 
I., 223. 

David's widow, II., 167. 

Donald, in Calady, I., 138. 

(Tendall?) Elizabeth, I., 303 (see 
Tendall). 

Nichol, in Carse Grange, I., 212. 

Thomas, in Carse Grange, I., 154. 
Randalson, Thomas, in Carse Grange, 

I., 220. 
Randlaucht, Findlav, in Baitscheillhill, 

i., 263, 277. 
Ranulph, chaplain to King William the 
Lion, grants a tenement in Forfar 
to Cupar abbey, i., xviii, 336. 
Ratho, Mr Alexander de Lauadir, 
rector of, afterwards bishop-elect 
of Dunkeld, I., 52. 
Rattray (Ratre, Retra, Retray, Retre, 
Retref, Retrife, Retriife, Rettra, 
Rettray, Rettref, Rettrefe), terri- 
tory of, land in it granted to 
Cupar abbey by William the 
Lion, i., viii, 324. 
Rattray, Alexander (Allister), elder and 
younger, in Persie and Caillie, 
II., 72, 73, 270 : Margaret Reid, 
spouse of the elder, II., 72, 73. 

Christine, n., 179, 180. 

David, monk of Cupar, i., 97. 

Elizabeth, i., 279. 

Eustace of, i., 350 ; n., 287. 

Gelis, in Galloraw (1513), I., 291. 

Gelis, spouse of John Christie in 



Cupar Grange, n., 30 ; after- 
wards of John Hudson in Cupar 

Grange, 72, 241. 
Rattray, George of, bailie of Cupar, I. , 89. 
Gilbert (of), in Tillyfergus(1438), !., 

119, 123 ; his three sons succeed 

him (1449), 127. 
Gilbert, in Tillyfergus (1495), i., 

245. 
John, brother of Eustace, i., 350. 
John of, in Wester Drimmie (1450), 

i., 122. 
John of, brother of Sir John of 

(1449), i., 127. 
John, in Till y fergus, i., 136 (1456), 

140 (1464), 150 (1469), 200(1474). 
John of, in Cowbyre (1473), i., 172. 
John, witness (1470), i., 156. 
John's widow, in Galloraw (1507), 

I., 263. 
John, laird of that ilk, n., 293. 
Sir John of, vicar of Tillyfergus, 

i., 127. 
Mr John, n., 180. 
Jonet, ii., 25, 96. 
Margaret, relict of William Bris- 

aucht. and wife of Thomas Oliver, 

il, 154, 250, 264. 
Silvester of, laird of that ilk (1473), 

i., 172, 199, 200. 
Walter, in Caillie (1542), II., 194. 
Walter, in Persie (1508), I., 269, 

301; II., 194 (1542). 
Walter, in Tillvfergus (1508), I., 

268, 301. 
William, n., 29, 30, 32. 
Ray (Ra, Raa), Gilbert, in Keithock, 

"familiar" to Cupar convent, and 

kfrperofthe "conyngar,"j., 202. 
Gilbert, mason, I., 308. 
Gilbert,in Butter's Hill in Keithock, 

husband of Isobel Boyd, II., 101, 

102, 169, 170, 269. 
Reapers, service of, I., 118, 122, 137. 
Peaucht (see Reoch). 
Rechy, Paton, in Crunanswell, I., 185. 
Redcross (Redeors), I., 135 ; the Park, 

180, 187. 
Redfurd Hauch (Redfurdhalch), land of, 

I., 121, 130. 
Redgorton (Reydgone), lands of, I., 93, 

299. 
Redshanks (species of wild fowl), II., 

13, 56. 
Refectory in Cupar monastery, n., 110. 
Register Book, Old, of Cupar, referred 

to in rental of 1542, etc., IL, 

200, 225. 



INDEX. 



365 



Reid (Red, Rede, Reyd), Andrew, com- 
missary of Inverness, I., 45. 

Christine, spouse of Ewin, n., 79. 

Donald, in Persie (1508), I., 269 ; 
in Caillie (1513-1542), 289, 301 ; 
II., 193. 

Ewin, in Caillie, son of John, II., 
97, 234, 243. 

John, of Aikinhead, husband of 
Bessie Schaivwell, sister of Abbot 
Schanwell of Cupar, I., 90. 

John, inCalady(1460), I., 130, 138. 

John, in mill of Caillie (c. 1524), 
I., 303. 

(M 'William), John, in Caillie, hus- 
band of Tibbe Brisaucht, II., 79, 
194, 234. 

Margaret, spouse of John Campbell 
in Over Muirton, n., 66, 241. 

Margaret, spouse of Alexander 
Rattray in Persie, n. , 72, 73. 

Robert, bishop of Orkney, i., 90, 91. 

Walter, abbot of Kinloss, i., 91. 

William, in Wester Drimmie(1473), 
I., 197. 

William, in Caillie, husband of 
Jonet Rory (1546), II., 234. 
Ren J all (see Randall). 
Renfrew (Renfru), toft in "my burgh" 
of, granted to Cupar by Alan the 
Steward, I., xii, 350. 
Rent various kinds, to be paid half- 
yearly, I., xxvi, et passim ; to be 
paid in advance, I., 226. 
Reoch (Reaucht, Roeoch), Alan, i., 136, 
201. 

John, husband of Margaret Spald- 
ing, II., 221. 
Repledging to the bailie court, I., 244. 
Redie (see Rt ger). 
Rethy, lands of Adory in tenement of, 

i., 349. 
Rheims, Gilbert, abbot of Cupar, interred 

at, I., 11. 
Richard, Geoffrey, soi of, I., 328. 
Richardson (Richertson, Richertsoun, 
Richesone, Rychardson), Donald, 
I., 264. 

Isabel, II., 120, 152, 164. 

John, and his mother (1443), I., 
129 ; John, in Aberbothry (1449), 
127. 

John, in Balgersho, "familiar" of 
Cupar, i., 176. 

John, in Carse Grange (1466), I., 
154. 

John, and his son, in Forthir (1481), 
I., 233. 



Richardson, Thomas, I., 202. 

Walter, I., 266. 
Riddell (Redell, Ridale, Ridel), Hugh 

and Gervase, I., 320, 321. 
William de, chancellor of Scotland, 

i., 321. 
Riding of the marches, I., 204 ; "per- 

ambil " riding, 224 ; tenant to 

have a horse, etc. , when charged 

by the abbot to ride, II., 25, 29. 
of the teinds, i. , 201 ; riders, n., 

215. 
Rippat, Duncan, husband of Katherine 

Barroun, n., 149, 199, 233, 248, 

267. 
Rob, David, in Bellady, I., 301. 

Donald, in Bellady, n., 198, 232, 

247. 
Henry, in Carse Urange, husband 

of Emma Edmond, I., 299 ; II., 

34. 
James, in Bellady, husband of 

Margaret Grewar, II., 161, 257, 

266. 
Robert I. (Bruce), King of Scots, i., 

330, 331. 
Roberta (Robertson), David, in Dundee, 

II., 205. 
Robertson (Robertsone, Robertsoun, 

Robesone, Robesoun, Robison, 

Robyson, Robysone), Alexander, 

in Aberbothry, I., 174, 218. 
Alexander, in Innerwick, I., 257. 
Alexander, in Keithock, I., 147. 
Andrew, in Balgersho, I., 232. 
Andrew, in Forthir, i., 226. 
Andrew, in Inverarity, I., 301. 
Criste, in Cupar Grange, i., 296. 
David, in Syoks, i. , 284, 301. 
Donald, in Drimmie, I., 124. 
Donald, in Glenbrauchty, II., 268. 
George, in Inverarit} r , husband of 

Christine Clerk, n., 155, 255, 263. 
Gilbert, in Cambok, I., 292, 299. 
Henry, husband of Emma Edmond, 

I., 310. 
James, in Cupar Grange, I., 297. 
John, in Easter Drimmie (1470), 

I., 156. 
John, in Bellady (1508), I., 265, 

294. 
John Andrew, in Forthir, i. , 268, 293. 
John, son of George, n., 255. 
John, in Newbigging in Carse 

Grange, husband of Annabel 

Berny, I., 299, 311 ; II., 112, 202. 
John, notary, II., 80, 100, 108, 174 

180, 242, 295, 300. 



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INDEX. 



Robertson, John, pensioner of Cupar 

abbey, n., 304. 
John, in Glenmerky, i. , 303. 
John, in Inverarity, n., 196, 230. 
Jonet, II., 147, 265. 
Dr Joseph, errors in his "Concilia 

Scotiae" corrected, I., 45, 58. 
Magnus, i., 118 (see Magnus). 
Patrick, in Innerwick, i., 270, 286, 

300. 
Robert, in Auchinleck, husband of ! 

Jonet Duncan, n. , 148, 265. 
Robert, in Balbrogy, husband of 

Catherine Cryste, n., 108, 109. 
Robert, in Downy, il, 236, 245, 

255. 
Robert, in Inverarity, n., 196, 230. 
Thomas, in Canipsie, I., 130. 
"Walter, in Auchinleck, I., 288. 
Walter, in Carse Grange, I., 220. 
William (Roberti), in Persie, I., 

120, 128. 
William, in Carse Grange, I., 155, 

212, 241. 
See Robson. 
Robson (Robsone, Robsoun), Anne, n., 

203. 
John, son of Annabel Berny, n., 

112, 202 {sec Robertson). 
John, in Inverarity, IL, 230 {see 

Robertson). 
Robert, in Inverarity, n., 230 {see 

Robertson). 
William, in Carse Grange, son of 

John, ii., 112. 
Roe {see " Ra"). 
Roger, son of Bandrice (Banditus ?), I., 

x, xi, 339; ft, 288. 
son of Glay, i., 326, 327. 
bishop of St Andrews, I., 325, 344. 
Roger (Rogear, Rogeare), David, in 

Rede (1542), n., 220. 
John, in Polkak, etc. (1457), I., 

137, 138. 
John, in Arthurstone (part of Bal- 
brogy) (1483), i., 186. 
Jonet, spouse of William Hudson 

in Cupar Grange, n., 23 (1542 
Jonet, relict of John Findlay in 

Downy, n., 146, 263 (1557). 
William, husbandman in Cupar 

Grange, I., 123(1454), 142(1468), 

165(1473), 258(1505); deceased (?), 

272 (1508). 
William, in Cupar Grange, husband 

of Marjory Blair, and "familiar" 

of Cupar convent, n., 16, 17, 

189, 211 (1542) ; surety for John 



Hudson, 241 (1549, 1550) ; bailie, 
84, 94, 95 (1550) ; complaint to 
the court at Baitscheill, 299 
(1554). 
See Rogerson [also in Preface and 
Introd. ]. 
Rogerson, John, in Polkak, etc. (1467\ 
i., 149. 
William, in Chapelton of Bal- 

br °gy (?) (1479), i., 226. 
See Roger. 
" Rollar" ("rowar") to be provided for 
fishings of Campsie, I., xlv ; IL, 
70, 180. 
Rollok (Rolak, Rollak, Rolok), David, 
in Balgersho, n., 185. 
Donald, in Aberbothry, n., 273, 

275, 278. 
George, tacksman of teinds of Ma- 
thie, husband of Margaret Wed- 
derburn, i., 316 ; II., Ill, 204. 
Henry, in Balgersho, husband of 
KatherineGill, II., 235, 239, 299. 
James, husband of Jonet Preston, 
holds house, etc., in Dundee, 
i., 313. 
Robert, in Aberbothry, husband of 

Annabel Spalding, I., 316. 
Robert, in Chapelton, II., 8, 9 ; in 

Polcak, 190, 191. 
Walter, burgess of Dundee, I. , 218. 
Romanoch, lands of, I., 10. 
Romany, puncheon of, in composition, 
from miller of Keithock, n., 222. 
Rory (Rore, Rorie, Rowry, Rury), .lonat, 
II., 89, 234. 
William, I., 268, 295, 299 {bis). 
Roshewin, Cupar tenement in the, IL, 

207. 
Ross, Thomas de Dono Dei [Dundee], 
bishop of, I., 28, 345, 346, 350. 
Ross (Kos), Donald, mason, L, 309. 
Row, John, the Reformer, letter to 
Abbot Donald Campbell, I., 108, 
109 ; account of his life, 109, 
110. 
Roxburgh, [., viii, xvi, 320. 

Hugh of, chancellor of Scotland, 
L, 324. 
Ruch, David, monk of Dunfermline, I., 

208. 
Ruderfurd, Florentyn, of Forfar, L, 311. 
Rulfus, David, grants Kvncrefe to Cupar 
abbey, I., xiv, 328, 344. 
Radolph, i., 333, 337, 338. 
Richard, L, 328. 
Russell (Kussall), Andrew, in Galloraw, 
ii., 185, 215. 



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367 



Russell, Dr Michael, ecclesiastical his- 
torian, I., 69. 
William, "walker" in Keithock, 
ii., 182, 212, 226, 249, 273: 
Jonet Symsoun, his spouse, II., 
226. 

Ruthven (Ruithwen), Laird of, holds 
half of lap-mail of Fornathy, II., 
200. 

Ruthven, Walter, II., 205. 

Rye, i., 162-166, 174, et saepe. 

Rynd, Christine, I., 313. 

Saddell abbey, i. , vii. 

Saddler, master, to King James VI., 

grant from Cupar to, n. , 301. 
St Adamnan's acre, at Campsie, I., 222 ; 

chapel there, xlvi ; n., 207. 
St Andrews (St Andrea), Matilda of, I., 

321. 
St Andrews, plumber's contract with 
Cupar convent made there, I., 
313. 

house of Carnbee in, ii. , 207. 
St Andrews, bishop of, annual rent paid 
to him from grange of Airlie, I. , 
168, 229, 249 ; archbishop's juris- 
diction over Cupar for royal taxa- 
tion (1532), 315, 316. 

Gamelyn, bishop of, I., 14. 

Henry of Wardlaw, bishop of, I., 
38, 40. 

Hugh, archdeacon of, chamberlain 
of Scotland, I., 324. 

Hugh, bishop of, i., 334. 

James Kennedy, bishop of, I. , 40, 
58, 68. 

James of Haldenston, prior of, i. , 38. 

John le Scot, bishop of, i. , 334. 

Lawreii'-e, official of, I. , xii. 

Matthew of Kynninmond, arch- 
deacon of, I., 321. 

Ralph, archdeacon of, I. , xii. 

Richard, bishop of, I., 2, 4, 5, 320. 

Robert de Stuteville, bishop of, i. , 
349. 

Roger de Beaumont, bishop of, 
chancellor of Scotland, I., 5, 
325, 344. 

William de Bois, archdeacon of, 
chancellor of Scotland, I., 327. 

William of Lamberton, bishop of, 
I., 345, 346; II., 286, 288. 

William de Malvoisin, archdeacon 
and bishop of, chancellor of Scot- 
land, i., 328. 
St Findoca, chapel of, possessed by 
Cupar abbey, n., 207. 



St Katherine's Croft, in New Causav, 
ii., 45. 

St Johnstoun (Perth), cost of carriage 
from Cupar to, II. , 281. 

St Margaret, chapel of, near Forfar, I., 
272; ii., 207. 

St Serf, Hugh, abbot of, visits papal 
legate at York, I. , 8. 
John, abbot of, deposed, I. , 39. 

Salmon fishing, etc., I., xxxi, 124, 170, 
221, 232, 240, 243 ; early grants 
to Cupar abbey, 330, 350 ; thirty 
dozen salmon and "kipper" from 
Campsie (1474), 222, 227 ; allow- 
ance of salmon from Campsie and 
Isla to the monks, II., 110 ; 
salmon and grilse from Balbrogy, 
I., 303; ii., IF"; their value, 
187 ; on the Isla, reserved to 
abbey, 167, 169; grilse at Bait- 
scheill, in abbey lands, 184. 

Salt, allowance to each monk of Cupar, 
ii., 110; privilege of selling, 
179 ; carriage of, common part 
of tenants' service (see Car- 
riage). 

Saltcellars, silver, at Cupar abbey in 
1296, I., 364. 

Salunle [mistake for Balmyle], land of, 
I., 316. 

Sand, draughts by tenants of Cupar, I. , 
177, etc. (see Carriage). 

Sande, alias Gentillman, John, II., 197, 
231. 

Sanders (Sanderis, Sandris), Agnes, I., 
246. ' 
Alexander, i., 230. 
See Alexander, Alexanderson. 

Sandlaw (Sandy Law, Sandlaw Park, 
Sande Knowis), in Keithock, i., 
148, 207, 247; n., 97, 101. 

Sarcophagi in Cupar church, I. , xxiii. 

Saughs (see Planting). 

Savoy, Amadeus, Duke of, I., 59, 75 
(see Felix V. , anti-pope). 

Sawmond, John, I., 243. 

Sawyers to Cupar convent, I., 308 ; 
amount of work required and 
wages given, 308. 

Scha (Schaw), I., 301 (sec Shaw). 

Schanwell (Schanwel), lands of, in 
Kinross-shire, I., 250, 251. 

Schanwell (Chanwell, Schamvell, 
Schanwall, Schanwel, Schauvel, 
Schawell, Stawel), Duncan, 
obtains ferm from Abbot John, 
of the lands of Schanwell, 
I., 250. 



368 



INDEX. 



Schanwell, John, abbot of Cupar (1480- 
1509), I., 1, 88-96 ; II., 221 (see 
Cupar). 
Mr Robert, appointed chaplain of 
Carse Grange (1496), I., 250 ; son 
of Duncan, 250 ; vicar of Kirk- 
caldy (1507), 262 ; younger 
brother of Abbot John and 
vicar of Kirkcaldy, etc. , 90. 
Thomas, "superior" of Cupar 

(1500), I., 93. 
"William, brother of the abbot, 
tacksman of the church of Fos- 
soquhy, I. , 216. 
Schapelton, i. , 180 (see Chapelton of 

Balbrogy). 
Schawmer, Mr Robert, in Perth, i., 

254 (see Chalmers). 
Schewine [ = Stewine ?J, John, in Glen- 
boy, husband of Janet Hender- 
son, I., 300. 
Schewyneston [ = Stewyneston ?], An- 
drew, in Keithock, I., 296. 
Schot in the Tay for salmon, i., 170, 

232, 243 (see Fishings). 
Sclater (Sclatir), alias Galloway, David, 
son of Donald, in Keithock, I., 
248. 
Donald, husband of Agnes Frend- 

racht, I., 248. 
John, slater (1483), I., 305, 306 ; 
. holds tenement in Baitscheillhill, 
263, 277. 
Scone, I., xiii, xiv, 328, 329 ; n., 282. 
"perambule" of bounds between 
Scone abbey and Cupar, i., 161, 
162, 224; II., 137, 165. 
chamber of the cellarer of, in Perth, 

ii., 206. 
Henry, abbot of, II., 286. 
Scone, Thomas, n., 185. 
Scot (Scott), David, son of Henry, i., 
211. 
Dick, in Syoks, I., 154. 
Sir George, nominated vicar of 

Alvah, II., 126. 
Henry, in Westhorn of Carse 

Grange, i., 210, 211. 
John, in Smedy Croft in Glenisla, 

ii., 253. 
John le, bishop of Dunkeld, i., 334. 
Marjory, spouse of Henry Brown 
in Westhorn, II., 127, 241, 273. 
Scribe, The, at Cupar, n., 84. 
Scrimgeour (Skyrmegeour), Sir John, 
constable of Dundee, I., 44, 45. 
Sculptured stones at Cupar abbey, i., 



Seed — house, I., 139 ; to be sifted and 
purged, 167, 176, 192, 199 ; to 
be renewed, 173, 176 ; to be 
changed and renewed, 192, 199. 

Segovia, John of, archdeacon of Oviedo, 
I., 55, 56, 60. 

Selling, privilege of, II., 34, 63, 88, 98. 

Seochtquhyhill, in Dunkeld, n., 67. 

Service, i. , xxvi ; exchanged for money 
payment, 137 (see Carriage, Hunt- 
ing, Reapers), 
military n., 141-145, 176 (see Rid- 
ing, Tenants, Wapinsehawings, 
Spears) ; against England (1558), 
166 ; defence of the monastery, 
172-174. 

Seton (Settune), Alexander of, I., 331. 

Settor, Ellen, i., 289. 

Shaw (Scha, Schaw), David, I., 301. 
John, monk of Dunfermline, I., 46. 

Shawes, Thomas, monk of Cupar, I., 97. 

Sheep — not allowed on the corn till 
after leading of harvest, i. , 129. 
of the abbey, pastured in Glenisla, 
ii., 236, 261 ; in the forest of 
Glenbrauchty, 268. 

Shepherd of abbey, in Glenisla, II., 262. 

Shepherd-land of Dalvany, II., 236, 261. 

Sick brethren, servant appointed to, II., 
209. 

Sienna, death of Adam, abbot of Caith- 
ness, at, I., 26, 28. 

Sigillo, Hugh de, I., 351. 

Siluir, John, II., 205. 

Silver dishes and other plate at Cupar 
abbey in 1296, I., 364, 365. 

Sim (see Sym). 

Simon, son of Euard [Edward?], I., 
34::. 

Simonson, John, in Cupar Grange, I., 
159. 
Robert, in Cupar Orange, I., 160. 

Sinclair, Robert, n., 131. 

Skynnar, "dene" Robert, II., 209. 

Slaters of Cupar abbey, I., 160, 304-306; 
food and wages, 304, 306 ; sum 
given to slater for repairing 
girnals (1563), n., 280. 

Slates (see Carriage). 

roof slates for abbot's place of 
Campsie, II., 69. 

Slycht [Flycht ?], John, in corn-mill of 
Keithock, I., 138. 

Small (Smaw), spouse of John Thome, 
in Brunty Hill, II., 33. 
Elspeth, spouse of John Falay, in 

Crunan, n., 171. 
John, witness, I., 317. 



INDEX. 



369 



Small, John, in Cupar Grange, husband 
of Jonet Ogilvy, n., 35, 189, 211. 
John, maltman, n., 217. 
Pattoun, in Balgersho, n., 215. 
Richard, in Balgersho walk-mill, 

ii., 185. 
Robert, witness, n., 293. 
William, in Cowbyre, witness, II., 

296. 
Smart (Smert), James, in Downy, hus- 
band of Agnes Brisauch, ii., 144, 

145, 196, 230, 245. 
John, in Keithock, I., 132. 
John, in Downy, I., 268 (1508), 

295 (1514) ; in Downy, husband 

of Isabel Andrew, n., 145, 196, 

229, 245 (1542-1557). 
Smedy Croft, in Glenisla, II. , 253 (see 

Smith Land). 
Smith (Smyth), Agnes, n., 88. 
Alan, in Tillyfergus, I., 200. 
Alexander, smith, r., 310. 
Andrew, in Polcak, i., 271. 
David, smith, I., 306. 
Donald, in mill of Glenisla. and half 

of the workshop, I., 226. 
Elizabeth, i., 311. 
James, in Pitlochry, I., 265, 294. 
John, in Aberbothry, husband of 

Anne How, n., 115. 
John, in Downy, n., 196, 229, 236. 
John, in Elrick. husband of Isabel 

Cathie or Catkrow, n., 162, 256, 

264 ; in Innerarity, 250. 
John, in mill of Freuchy, n., 199, 

223, 233. 
John, in mill of Mylton, I., 302. 
Sir John, vicar of Airlie, n., 87, 

219, 275, 277. 
Patrick, in Polcak, etc., I., 149. 
Patton, in Morton, i., 191. 
Thomas, in Carden, II., 218. 
Thomas, in Wester Drimmie, I., 235. 
Thomas, in Mill of Kincreich, i., 

298 (253 ?). 
"William, in Aberbothry, I., 285; 

n., 190, 212. 
William, in Balbrogy, I., 143, ISO. 
William, of Carden, I., 258. 
William, in Tillyfergus, I., 134, 

136, 140, 150. 
"Schir" William, in the Smith 

Land, II., 200. 
Smith Land, The, occupied by Sir 

William Smith, II., 200 ; by Sir 

Robert Spalding, 234 (see Smedy 

Croft). 
Smiths, i., 226; agreements of Cupar 

2 



convent with smiths, 306-308, 
310 ; food and wages, 306. • 
Smithy let for 6s. 8d., I., 226. 
Snell, Constantine (Constene, Constyne), 

ii., 50, 84, 85, 237. 
Sorners, defence of Cupar lands against, 

I., xxxii, 236. 
Soums (sowms, sums), I., 162, 204, 224, 

228, 275 ; II., 91, 138. 
Sodor, Beruaul, the chancellor, bishop 
of, i., 330, 331. 
Rinald, bishop of, I. , 336. 
Soilzare Moir, hill called, I., 131. 
Soltre, Thomas de Lawadyr, master of 

hospital of, I., 37. 
Somer, Thomas, in Balgersho, n., 214 ; 

in Kemphill, n., 213. 
Somerville (Somerwh-, Summerville), 
William, Lord of, armigcr, 
member of Scottish Parliament 
(1445), I., 44. 
Mr William, notary, II., 32. 
Soulis (Sules, Sulis), Sir John de, i., 
345-347. 
Sir Pandulph de, i., ix, 336. 
Soutar (Souter, Sowtar, Sowter, Suter), 
Alexander, in Balmyle, I., 182. 
Alexander, in Keithock, husband 

of Jonet Zong, ii., 98. 
David, in Blarachnach, etc., son 

of Thomas, I., 161. 
David, in Muirton, i., 235. 
David, in Cowtie, n., 211. 
Ellen, spouse of John Donald or 
Donaldson, i., 282 ; n., 11, 12, 63. 
James, in Cupar Grange, husband 

of Beatrice Hetoun, n., 53. 
John, of Banchre, bailie of Cupar 

convent, I., 317 ; II., 64. 
John, in Cupar Grange ami Miln- 
hom, " familiar seruitour " of 
Cupar, and son of Thomas, ii., 
13, 14, 56, 57, 189 : Isabel Pil- 
mour, hL spouse, ii., 13, 14, 56. 
Katherine, i., 312. 
Thomas, in Cupar Grange, husband 
of Florence Elge, i., 314; (de- 
ceased), ii., 22, 116. 
Thomas, in Muirton, i., 137, 141, 
191 (see Thomson, the surname of 
his sons). 
Thomas, in Polcak, etc., i., 149, 

152, 161. 
Thomas, in Redgon, i., 299. 
William, his son, n., 116. 
Soutarhouse (Sowterhouse, etc.), in 
Keithock, land of, I., 161, 162, 
313; ii., 137, 165, 182, 212. 



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INDEX. 



South Park, near Keithock, n., 113. 
Sowing, regulations as to corn and 
pease, i., 142, 143 ; parks to be 
sown for two years and then 
fenced anew, 147; similarly, 173; 
corn, 150, 160 (according to 
Parliament and abbey court) ; 
manner of sowing bere, pease, 
and wheat, 172, 174, 188 ; amount 
to be sown on a plough-gate, 219 ; 
oats given to tenants of Dalvany 
for sowing, II., 262. 
Sowtar {sec Soutar). 

Spalding (Spaldin), Alexander, in Airlie, 
son of William, i. , 229. 

Alexander, of Auehinhary, tacks- 
man of church of Glenisla (1469), 
I., 150; deceased (1471), 219: 
Forstar, his wife, I., 219. 

Alexander, his son, I., 219. 

Alexander, in Cragnevady, I., 158. 

Alexander, of Petdrago, pledge to 
an agreement regarding church 
of Glenisla (1467), I., 148. 

Annaple (Annabel), I., 316. . 

David, son of William in Airlie, 
I., 229, 249. 

David, in Bellady, I., 275, 294. 

David, in Drimmie, i., 298, 301 ; 
ii., 193. 

Elizabeth, in Bellady, relict of 
Kobert Clerk, i., 278, 279; in 
Forthir, relict of Robert Baron, 
288. 

George, in Airlie, son of John, ii., 
242, 273. 

George, in Drimmie, I., 298, 302. 

George, in Dundee, n., 205. 

Helen of, wife of Robert Pery, i., 
24:.. 

Helen, wife of John Hall, II., 156. 

James, in Ulentulach, husband of, 
Jonet Gibson, i., 159. 

James, in Airlie, son of John, I., 
312; ii., 242. 

John, son of William, in Airlie, I., 
229, 249 ; {same ?, 1550), n., 201, 
242. 

John, in Airlie, son and heir-ap- 
parent of James (1560), n., 273. 

John, in Bellady, husband of Jonet 
B.Troun, ii., 160, 198, 232, 248, 
257, 266. 

John, in the Brewland of Bellady, 
husband of Ellen Fyfe, n., 161, 
250. 

John, in Caillie, son of Walter, II., 
99. 



Spalding, John, in Inverarity, II., 196, 

230. 
John, in Kynnalthie, II., 220. 
John, in Pitlochry, Ii., 249. 
Margaret, n., 221. 
Robert, in Airlie, sonof John, i.,312. 
Robert, in Glentulach, husband of 

Margaret Gibson, I., 159. 
Robert, miller and portioner of 

Keithock (1505), I., 258. 
Robert, portioner of Keithock 

(1542), ii., 182, 212. 
Sir Robert, II., 234. 
Walter, elder, in Cally, i., 269, 286; 

ii., 99, 194. 
Walter, his son, ii., 99. 
Walter, in L'ambok, II., 158, 159, 

232, 247, 266: Jonet Bryson, his 

spouse, ii., 159. 
William (of), in Airlie, I., 144, 152 

(1464) ; (same ?, 1472-3), 168, 

229: Mariot, his spouse, l., 229. 
William, in Drimmie, son of 

George (1518), I., 298, 302; II., 

193 (1542). 
William, in Keithock, II., 182, 211, 

212 (mill), 222, 242 (mill, etc.), 

298 : Katherine Durahaine, his 

spouse, ii., 222. 
origin of family, II., Introd. 
Spannell, Robert, L, 341. 
Spears, furnished, to be provided by 

tenants for the queen's service, 

II., 54, 55, 59, 66, 128, 1 
Spens, Alexander ("den" and "Sir"), 

cellarer of Cupar, I., 278, 286, 

290, 292, 309. 
Spensar (Spensare, Spenser), Andrew, 

in Tillvfergus, I., 200. 
Andrew, ill Balmyle, i., 210, 234, 

237, 238. 
Isabel, ii., 28, 29. 
John, son of Andrew in Balmyle, 

i., 238, 271, 300. 
John, his son, husband of Alice 

Crokat, I., 300. 
Jonet, i., 317 ; II., 24, 25. 
Sperk, John, i., 164. 
Spices, allowance to each monk of 

< Inpar, n., 110. 
"Splents," tenants to have them for 

wapinschawings, I., xxxii, 194- 

196, 200. 
Spoons, silver, at Cupar abbey in 1296, 

i., 365. 
Sprunt (Sprount, Sprund, Sprunte, 

Sprwnt), Andrew, in Balgersho, 

i., 176. 



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371 



Spnmt, James, of Balmyle, i., 303. 
Janet, his mother, i., 303. 
John, i., 119. 

Patrick or Paton, in Balbrogy and 

Park of Newbigging, i., 185, 

186, 205 ; exchanges Chapelton 

for Arthurstone, 234. 

Stabil, Stablis, Stabyl (see Stiblis). 

Stalkair, Donald, tacksman of church 

of Glenisla, I., 126. 
Stanks for eels and fishes, to be kept 
by abbey gardener at Carse 
Grange, I., 189. 
stanks in the abbey gardens, n., 
208, 211, 239. 
Stawel (see ScLanwel). 
Steintun, Isabel of, wife of William le 
Wueis, daughter and heiress of 
Robert, son of Foubert of Stein- 
tun, i., 7. 
Stelle, John, abbot of Lindores, I., 138. 
Stephenson, Alexander, in Glenboy, I., 

245, 246. 
Steven (Stevin,Stevyn,Stevyne,Stewen), 
Alexander, in Glenboy, I., 221. 
Alexander, in Kincreich, II., 201, 

238 ; bailie, 86. 
James, in Kincreich, i., 250. 
John, i., 253. 
Stevinstoun, lands of, at the bridge of 

Perth, ii., 205. 
Steward (clapifer, senescallus), Alan the, 
i., xii,*325, 335, 350; II., 284. 
Walter the, i., 319, 320, 324, 326, 
328, 331. 
Stewards of Cupar abbey, II., 13, 56 ; 

Sir John Hammill, 254. 
Stewart, Mr Allan, furrier to the 

Queei.'s Guard, n., 279. 
Steyll (Steyle), Alexander, Margaret 
his spouse, and John his son, in 
Glenboy, I., 239. 
Stinchinde Hauene (now East Haven), 
land in, granted to Cupar by 
Philip de Valoniis, I., xiv, xv ; 
ii., 283. 
Stiblis (Stabil, Stablis, Stabyl, Stibils, 
Stibles, Stibulis, Stibull, Stubil, 
Stubyl), Andrew, in Balmyle, 
son of Thomas, and husband of 
Besse Turnbull, n., 24, 25, 271. 
Beggis, in Balbrogy, I., 302. 
David, in Arthurstone, I., 262, 

296. 
Ellen, ii., 96, 243. 
James, in Balmyle, I., 182. 
James, in Cupar Grange, i., 142. 
John, in Balmyle, I., 271, 302, 



316 : Elspeth Anderson, his 
spouse, i., 316. 
Stiblis, John, younger, in Balmyle, II., 
188, 216, 223, 299. 
Jonet, ii., 236. 

Thomas, in Balmyle, I., 262, 302; 
II., 24, 188 : Jonet Spensar, his 
relict, I., 317; II., 24, 25. 
Thomas, in Crunan, son of William, 

I., 240. 
William, in Balbrogy, I., 143, 145. 
William's widow in Crunan, I., 
240 ; his land in Crunan let, 268. 
William, cellarer of Cupar, i., 142. 
the Widow, in Balmyle, n., 217. 
Stirk, John, n., 205. 
Stirling (Streuelyn, S 1 nuiling), early 
charters dated at, i. , xiii, 326,337. 
Stirling, Sir Alexander de, i., 326, 328, 
339, 340. 
Patrick, son of James (1607), II., 

303. 
Thomas de, clerk to William de 
Bosco, chancellor of Scotland, I. , 
327. 
Stobhaw, The, i., 274. 
Stolen money, royal charter to Cupar 
regarding recovery of, I., viii, 
324; ii., 282. 
Store-book, il, 195, 236. 
Store-master, n., 262. 
Storour, Ellen, II., 162. 
Strachan (Strathachyne, Strathzaqwyn), 
dispute regarding the church of, 
i., 41. 
William de, commissary of Dundee, 

i., 45. 
William, a monk of Cupar, i., 79, 

80. 
Alexander of, tenant of Murthlie, 

i., 92. 
John, his brother, I., 92. 
Strang, Violet, t., 316. 
Strathalueth, Donald, Earl of Mar, Lord 

of, i., 330. 
Strathardle (Strathardill, Strethardyl), 
cattle of, ii., 268 ; woods in, be- 
longing to Cupar, I., 198. 
Strathbogie (Strathbolgy), David de, 
Earl of Athole, I., xvii, 30-32, 
330, 348. 
Stratherne, Ferret (Ferchard), Earl of, 
i., 319. 
Gilbert, Earl of, I., 337, 338. 
Malise, Earl of, I., 18, 338; II., 287. 
Strethern, Thorn of, portioner of Keith- 

ock, i., 188, 196. 
Stroyncalady, woods of, I., 198. 



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INDEX. 



Studarius (Stodhird), in Glenisla, i., 
157 ; his land, n., 176; 
(stodhirdry, stodhirdschip), office of, 
in Glenisla, n., 142-145, 147,176. 

Study stane, The, a boundary mark of 
Easter Drimmie, n., 129, 131. 

Stuteville, Robert de, bishop of Dunkeld, 
I., 349. 

Sub-chantor of Cupar elected, II., 111. 

Sub-prior appointed at Cupar, II., 110; 
referred to, 222, 225, 250. 

Sub-tenants — allowed, I., 163, 170, 171, 
197, 198, 201, 205, 224, 246. 276, 
281, 284; II., 37, 50, 51, 54, 55, 
58, 59, 65. 75-77, 85, 86, 90, 
94, 97, 99, 102, 104, 112, 117, 
118, 121, 126, 129, 133, 136, 
137, 152, 166, 171, 223, 240, 244. 
ordered, I., 163, 232 ; pledges re- 
quired for their introduction, 137. 
allowed by "special favour," in 
"eotary or in husbandry," I., 
166, 190, 192, 199. 
power of tenant over sub-tenants, 
i., 170 ; number in Calady not 
to be diminished, 198. 
not to be of "greater degree " than 
tenant, ii., 7, 8, 15, 52, 106, 

111, 128, 135, 141, 165, 175. 

to give oath of fidelity, II., 75, 76 

(see Oath), 
former, to be "kept to" by tenant. 

ii., 91. 95. 
to be husbandmen, n., 240. 
Suckin (sokyn, tenants astricted to a 
mill), i., xxxviii ; II., 22, 28, 
73, 86, 102. 
Sunquhar, Mr Thomas, viear of Kirk- 

ealdy, i., 205. 
Sureties required lor tenants, i., xxvii. 
Surry, Thomas, i., 285. 
Swans (wild), II., 13, 56. 
Swine, 1 1. , 193 (see Pigs, Boar, "Gryssis"). 
Sybald, son of Walter, his grant to 
Cupar abbej - , i., 342. 
(Sir) Duncan, witness to the charter 
of Sybald, i., 342 ; grant to Cupar 
abbey, xviii, 344. 
Syllyr, John, i., 147. 
Syme (Sym), Andrew, in Arthurstone, 
i., 276. 
David, in Cupar Grange, i., 165. 
John, in Aberbothry (1468), I., 

112, 174, 234, 257 (1506), 270; 
husband of Katherine Sowter, 
312 (c. 1532) ; John in the Grange, 
318 (1521) ; II., 190, 211. 

Syme, John, in Muirton, son of William, 



and husband of Jonet Davidson, 
ii., 105, 227, 275, 278. 
John, witness (1487-8), I., 240. 
Walter, and his mother, in Aber- 
bothry, I., 290 ; husband of Janet 
Turnbull, 311. 
Walter, in Aberbothry, "gude son" 

of John Pegot, ii., 270. 
William, Mr, notary, I., 240. 
William, in Nether Muirton, II., 
105, 192, 218, 227 : Annabel 
Butter, his relict, II., 105, 227. 
Symon (Symond), alias Wilson, Alex- 
ander, holds two oxen gang in 
Cambok, ii., 157, 198, 232, 247 ; 
an eighteenth part, 257 ; other 
two oxen gang, 266 : Violet 
Alexander, his spouse, II., 158. 
Symson, Jonet, n., 226. 
NicoL ii., 275. 

Mr William, vicar of Bendochy, 
i., 273. 
Synod expenses {sinodalia), i., 120 ; 

ii., 87. 
Synage, n., 6, 40, 111, 125, 140, 254. 
Syoks (Siokis, Soyokkis, Syokis, Syok- 
kis), land of, i., 122, 136, 149, 
150, 154, 158, 200, 218, 269, 276, 
283, 284, 300. 
chapel near, i., 200. 
mill of, I., 128, 134, 149, 218. 
rnuir of, I., 171, 199. 

Tailok, Tailzeor, Tailzeour, Tailzour, 

Tailzoure, Talzeour, Talzor, 

Talzour, Tazour. 
alias Murray, David, in Baitscheill, 

ii., 97, 184, 214, 243 (sec Murray). 
David, gardener, II., 209-211. 
Donald,' in Cambok, n., 198, 232, 

247. 
alias Act, George, gardener, n., 210. 
George, officer and bailie in the 

district of Carse, II., 93. 
Henry, in Drimmie, I., 141. 
alias Forman, John, in Baitscheill, 

n., 184 (see Forman). 
John, in Cambok, I., 265 (1508), 

293 (1542) ; II., 158, 198, 232, 

247, 257, 266 : Jonat Burn, his 

spouse, n., 158. 
John, in Keithock, i., 132 (1457), 

147, 188, (in Cothill) 194. 
Simon, in Kemphill, i., 193, 228. 
William, i., 118. 

, i., 129(?). 

Tailor, n., 44. 

Taxation of Cupar by the crown, re- 



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373 



mitted, and voluntary contribu- 
tion of the convent (1532), i., 
314-316 ; of clergy for expenses 
of abbots of Melrose and Cupar 
on embassy to London, 366 ; 
tack granted to tenant for reliev- 
ing royal taxations, n., 9, 11, 
13 ; royal taxation to be paid by 
feuar, 172. 

Tay (Thav, They), Water of, i., ix-xi, 
170, 232, 243, 252, 330, 339, 340; 
II., 284. 

Tayt, Andrew, in Aberbothiy, I., 120, 
122, 134, 142, 174. 
Finlav, in Aberbothry, i., 174. 

Teal, ii., 13, 56. 

Teinds {passim) — list of, in 1542, n., 
2111-220. 
miller's, I., 166 ; abbev, 166 ; 
garbal, 220, 225 ; of the bow- 
houses, horse, sheep, and cows, 
ii., 136; leading of the, 123: 
teind-riders, 215. 
See Riding. 

Telyng (Telyn), John, in Balgersho, i., 
138, 149 ; house for hostelry let 
to, 139. 
William, his brother, I., 138. 

Tenants — permitted to leave on giving 
notice of half a year, i., 177, 178, 
180-184, 187, 190, 192-196, 198, 
199, 207 ; sitting without lease, 
ii., 234-237, 240, 269 ; for one 
year on trial, i. , 227 ; allowed to 
remain a year on condition of 
providing proper gear, n., 238 ; 
lease prolonged on condition of 
no complaint, I., 225 ; to have 
sufficient horses and servants, 
ii., 66 ; to have sufficient horses 
for carriage, 23/ ; to labour the 
ground with their own gear, 
237, 249 ; not to murmur, i., 
209, 211-213; sick tenant com- 
pelled to leave, 146 ; goods to 
be detained till payment of rent, 
Ii., 224 ; rent to be paid in advance, 
I., 226 ; tenant of Murthly to 
build and dwell on his own land, 
232 ; tenants allowed to labour 
ground neglected by a fellow- 
tenant, 201 ; allowed to have 
sub-tenants (see Sub-tenants) ; 
allowed to exchange tenements, 
234, 241 (see Exchange) ; daughter 
and step-mother to have their 
land divided, if they could not 
"agree," II., 24. 



tenants to defend their own marches 
(see Marches) ; to make and 
maintain draughts for water 
(see Drainage, Draughts) ; pro- 
vision for aged tenants, n., 34, 
36, 53, 118 (see Building, Guld, 
Neighbourhood, Planting, Sow- 
ing), 
service — to have a horse, weapons, 
etc., when charged to ride and 
make service to the abbot, n., 
25, 29, 224 (sec Carriage, Hunt- 
ing, Reapers, Service, Spears, 
Wapinschawings). 
Tendall, Elizabeth, i., 283, 300 
(? Rendall). 
Sir Patrick, i., 283. 
Tennant, Cornelias .Jvocate, n., 303. 
Thane, Thomas, in Balmyle, II., 28, 
29, 188, 217, 222 : Isabel Spenser, 
alias Moncur, his spouse, n., 28, 
29, 223. 
Thane of Glentilt, Findlay (sec Findlay) ; 

thanedom of Alyth (see Alyth). 
Thirds, the queen's, of Cupar, account 

of, ii., 274-281. 
Thirl, "stok," i., 166; thirl, 173. 
Tholawe, i., 331. 

Thorn (Thome), Alexander, in Auchin- 
lech, I., 302 ; II., 197. 
Alexander, in Cotyards, husband 
of Jonet Falay, n., 121 ; in 
Keithock, 211 ; in Souterhouse, 
212. 
David, in Crunan, i., 303; n., 

216. 
Donald, in the Brewland of Auch- 

inlech, i., 287, 297. 
Elizabeth, i., 311. 
Henry, in Baitscheill, husband of 

Elizabeth Elm our, II., 227. 
James, in Souterhouse and Brunty 

Hill, ii., 182. 
James, in Balbrogy, n., 216. 
John, elder and younger, in Bal- 
brogy, i., 317; husband of 
Christine Hill, II., 47, 48, 122, 
186, 299. 
John, in Balgersho, I., 176. 
John, in Bruntv Hill, husband of 

Ellen Small, n., 33, 212. 
Jonet, in Balgersho, I., 262. 
Jonet, husband of James Angus in 
Cupar Grange, II., 57, 58. 
Thomas, clerk of Ardinth, II. , 285. 
Thomas, John, in Forthir, i., 302. 

Jonet, spouse of Findlay Paterson, 
ii., 264. 



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INDEX. 



Thomas, Margaret, in Forthir, i., 300. 
Thoinorson, Donald, I., 152. 
Thomson (Thomsoun, Tonison), David, 
John, and Thomas, sons of 
Thomas Sowtar in Morton (1473), 
I., 191 (sec Soutar). 
Donald, i., 233. 
Henry, II., 179. 
James, I., 263. 
John, in Aberbothry, I., 126, 129, 

134. 
(Tonson), John, in Balgersho, i., 

155. 
John, in Balbrogy, I., 264. 
John, in I .runty, I., 288. 
John, in Forthir, I., 299. 
John, in Muirton (along with 
Thomas Sowtar), I., 137 (1457), 
141 (1464), 191 (ut supra). 
Thomas, I., 191 (ut supra). 
Marion, I., 219. 

Robert, monk of Cupar, I., 93, 97. 
Rosabell, II., 86. 

Mr Simon, vicar of Kirkcaldy, and 
tacksman of church of Fossoipihy, 
I., 156. 
"Walter, apprentice, I., 308. 
William, I., 263. 
Thor, Alexander, son of, I., 341. 

William, son of, n., 284. 
Tilers (see Slaters). 
Tillyfergus (see Tullifergus). 
Timber (see Carriage, Draughts, "Woods). 
Tod, William, in Little Perth, I., 252. 

William, in Perth, II., 206. 
"Tod" (sec Fox). 

Tolikyne, land of, granted to Cupar 
abbey by Cuming, son of Henry, 
Earl of Athole, L, xvi, 334. 
Toll, Cupar convent exempted from, by 
Kings Alexander and William, 
i., viii, 323 ; n., 282, 291. 
Tom, Tomson (sec Thorn, Thomson). 
Towels, ii., 71. 

Traquair, i., viii, xiii, 319, 320, 328. 
Trent, Agnes, n., 103. 

("Dene" or Sir) Peter, i., 97 ; II., 
4, 22-25, 27-34, 51-57, 73, 77, 
80, 82, 110, 111, 211, 242, 268, 
297 [Tetit ?]. 
William, I., xv. 
Trees to be planted by tenants (see 
Planting). 
The chaplain of St Margaret's 
"aisle," near Forfar, to plant 
them, i., 272 ; grubbing of, n., 
208, 239. 
Tullach, William, I., 145. 



Tullifergus (Tulifergus, Tulyfergus, 
Twlifergus), in Perthshire, lands 
of, I., 119, 123, 130, 134, 136, 
140, 150, 158, 200, 243, 245, 268, 
287-289, 297, 299, 301, 302, 314, 
316; ii., 94, 192, 218. 
Tulloch, lands of, I., 301 ; II., 194 ; 

Tulloch of Freuchy, I., 269. 
Tulquhan, a boundary of the Callies, 

i., 131. 
Turf (divots), part of rental, i., 145 ; 
ii., 182, 183 ; "fating" the ab- 
bey turfs, 91, 138; "luting and 
rekilling," 175. 

to be led to abbey, I., 187, 194- 
196 ; allowed to tenants, II., 45, 
46; digging forbidden except for 
repairing houses, I., 146. 

" Thayk dyll'at, " ii., 69 ; possession 
given by thayk and dyffat, 142, 
177. 

See Fail. 
Turnbull (Trumbull, Trumvill, Turnn- 
bull), Sir Alexander, chaplain "I 
St Margaret's Isle, near Forfar, 
i., 272. 

Alexander, in Baitscheill, i., 302 ; 
in Boat of Isla, husband of Eliza- 
beth Smyth, 311. 

Alexander, physician to Cupar 
abbey, husband of Jonet Haw- 
don, ii., 113. 

Sir Andrew, I., 309. 

Bessie, n., 24, 25. 

George, in Easter Drimmie, I., 316 ; 
ii., 192; contention regarding 
his lands, 129-131, 192 : Jonet 
Donald, his spouse, I., 316 ; It, 
129. 

Herbert, miller in Blacklaw, i., 
302 (agreement to build the mill), 
311, 312; in Middle Drimmie, 
312; II., 192; contention about 
his lands of Middle Drimmie, 
130, 131 : Katherine Donaldson, 
his spouse, i., 311, 312. 

James, in Kemphill, n., 270, 299. 

John ("Dene" or Sir), monk of 
Cupar, I., 283, 309 ; ii., 110, 
209 ; John, senior and junior, 
monks of Cupar, I., 97. 

John, son of Robert in Denhead, 
ii., 126. 

Jonet, spouse of Andrew Campbell, 
ii., 60. 

Jonet, spouse of Andrew Crokat, 
I., 316. 

Jonet, spouse of Walter Sym, i. , 3 1 1 . 



INDEX. 



375 



Turnbull, Margaret, i., 311. 

Mary or Maud, wife of John Bell, 
I., 308, 311 ; ii., 45. 

Robert, witness, i., 292. 

Robert, in Arthurstone, I. , 317; 
ii., 188, 216. 

Robert, in Bogmill of Carse Grange, 
I. , 31 1 (bis) ; II., 202 ; tacksman of 
church of Mathie, I., 311, 316 : 
Elizabeth Ogilvy, his spouse, II., 
204 ; (deceased, 1553), 111-113. 

Robert, in Denhead, bailie to 
Cupar abbey, ii., 93, 113, 126, 
131, 186, 211, 215, 273, 299 : 
Katherine Crokat, his spouse, n., 
126. 

Thomas (son of Robert in Bogmill), 
in Bogmill in Carse Grange, n., 
112, 113, 252, 270; bailie, 121 ; 
in Middle Drimmie, 252 : Eliza- 
beth Kynnard, his spouse, II., 
112. 

William, abbot of Cupar, I., 1, 96- 
100 ; Ii., 4 (see Cupar). 

William of, bishop of Dunkeld, i. , 
63. 

William, in Cotyards, u., 121 
(1555, deceased), 191, 217. 

William, in Keithock (1558), u., 
270. 

William, in Kemphill, "familiar 
seruand" of Cupar convent, I., 
281 ; witness, 292. 
Tutor appointed to a child tenant, II., 

259. 
Tyre, David, II., 248. 
Tyrbeg, Crown land of, I., xiii, 329. 

Uallibus (see Vallibus). 
Umpbraville (Wmphraweill), David de, 
i., 329. 
Gilbert de, I., 323. 
Robert de, i., 323, note. 
Udard, abbot of Cupar, i., xlix, 6. 
Undflate, I., xviii. 

Under-cellarer elected at Cupar, II., 110. 
Unlaws, to be raised by sub-bailie, I., 
240, 244 ; of 30s. to be paid by 
fowler for neglect of duty, II., 
14, 57 (see Fines, Woods). 
Urquhart (Vrchard), William, prior of, 
I., 45, 46. 
Andrew Raburn, prior of, I., 46. 
John de Benale (Bonalda), prior 
of, i., 46. 

Valet of the queen's chamber, Robert 
Farsail, II., 281. 



Valleis, Adam, I., 339. 

Vallibus (Wallibus, Vaus, Vans), Sir 
Engeram de, i., 342. 
John de, I., 323, 329; II., 292. 

Valoniis (Vallognes, Valloun, Valoines, 
Walloun), Philip de, chamber- 
lain of Scotland, i., xiv, 80, 320, 
322, 325, 334, 337; II., 283, 
284 (see Panmure). 

Valuope, Sir Robert de, I., 342. 

Veir, Radulph, I., 325. 

"Velis" (welys), part of rental of 
Murthly in Athole, i., 169, 252 
(see Calves). 

Veteriponte (Vipont), William de, 
junior, i., 321. 

Vicar-pensionar of Mathie (Mathilowr), 
I., 251, 274 ; ii . Ill ; appointed 
at Bendochy, I., 273 ; II., 119 ; of 
Bendochy, 204, 254 ; at Fosso- 
quhy, i., 279 ; of Alvah, ii., 6, 27, 
40, 140 ; of Airlie, 87, 204. 

Vinton (see Winton). 

Visitation of the dean, i., 120 ; II., 87, 
204, 254; of the bishop, I., 136, 
156, 205. 

Vtherhous, William de, I., 344. 

Vtyn, Andrew, in Carse Grange, I., 154. 

Wabstar (see Webster). 
Wages — of abbey carpenters, I., xxxiii, 
304, 306 ; of carver, xxxiii, 259;' 
of labourer, II., 90 ; of masons, 
I., xxxiii, 304, 309 ; of plumber, 
313 ; of sawyer, xxxiv; of slaters, 
xxxiv, 304, 306 ; of smiths, 306 
(see Cuben, David). 
Wains, I., 239. 

AVaiting [icaytinga), previously granted 
to royal falconers, discharged by 
King Alexander II., I., 329. 
Walker (Walcar, Walkar), John, in walk- 
mill of Kincreich, husband of 
Margaret Zong, II., 82, 201, 228. 
John, monk of Cupar, I., 93. 
Laurence, in walk-mill of Kincreich, 

i., 148. 
Richard, son of William, in walk- 
mill of Kincreich, n., 81, 201, 
225; bailie, 86: Katherine Naif, 
his spouse, n., 81. 
Sir Thomas, his chamber in Perth, 

ii., 206. 
William's widow, Jonet Ramsay, 
ii., 81. 

(?), ii., 215. 

Walleis (Valleis), Adam, i., 339; n., 
285. 



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Walter the cook (Cocus), L, xii, 343. 

Wapinschawings, tenants of Cupar 

abbey to be honestly clothed 

with jacks, hats, etc., for, i., 

xxxii, 194-196, 199, 200. 

Warden [gwrdianus) of Cupar abbey, I., 

197, 198, 201, 283 ; n., 208. 
Ward Land, The, II., 200, 233, 249, 267. 
Wards, to be kept from cattle, etc., I., 
246, 274 (at Campsie) ; II., 46, 97. 
Warren, at Kemphill, u., 170. 
Water Butts, The, II., 19, 202, 271. 
Water Stanks (sec Stanks). 
Watson (Watsone, Watsoun), Agnes, 
II., 103, 244. 
Alexander, in Glenbov, I., 145, 

146, 221, (deceased) 251. 
Alexander, his son, I., 251. 
David, I., 182, 234. 
John, in Crunanswell (in Balbrogv), 

i., 185. 
John, son of David Pullour, to be 
"brought to the kirk, "and in- 
herit his father's goods, I., 290. 
Laurence, in Campsie, I., 220, 221. 
Margaret, n., 82. 
Patrick or Paton, in Carse Grange. 
I., 154, 212, 220. 
Wauch, Adam, in Glenboy, husband of 
Kosabell Thomson^ IL, 86, 201 
[also, though without surname*, 
■ II., 19, 20]. 
Wdeford, William of, II., 283. 
Webster (Wabstar, Wobistar, Wobister, 
Wobstar, Wobster), David, in 
Easter Drimmie, l., 296, 299, 
301; in Wester Drimmie, II., 
193. 
Findlay, son of Walter, in Auchin- 
lech, i., 303. 
John, in Auchinlech, I., 300 {his). 
John, in Freuchy, I., 302. 
Walterj in Auchinlech, i., 300, 303. 
Weche (Wech), Alexander, in the "Dow- 
cat Zard," II., 210. 
John, monk of Cupar, i., 97. 
WedaU, Robert tie, I., 346. 
Weddirburne (Woddirburn), Elizabeth, 
II., 83. 
Margaret, I., 316. 
Weddston, John, monk of Cupar, I., 97. 
Well meadow, croft called, n., 129, 131. 
W.ll park, i., 185. 
Welton, i., 124. 
Welton park, I., 180. 
Westhom of CarsejGrange, The, i., 152, 
155, 161, 212, 289, 297 ; n., 127, 
203, 225, 241, 254. 



Westland, John, in Aberbothry, I., 120. 

Simon, in Kemphill, i., 233. 
Wichtan (Wichtane), John, son of Low 
(Laurence), I., 303. 
Laurence (Low, Lowrans), in Bal- 
gersho, I., 291, 299, 303. 
Whaups (curlews), n., 13, 56. 

"schot," II., 13, 56. 
Wheat, i., 163-166, ct passim; to be 
sown in a "sched," 172, 174, 
188 ; to be sown in season, 186 ; 
allowance to each monk of Cupar, 
and to strangers, II., 110; 
"monk's portion," 275; value 
of the queen's thirds of Cupar, 
274 (sec Sowing). 
Whey, a drink on fish-days, I., 306. 
Widows — a widow obtains pension on 
resignation of her land, I., 146 ; 
marriage without abbot's licence 
forbidden, 159, 239, 287, 296 ; 
II., 10, 62, 115, 143-152, 154, 
156, 157, 164, 242, 251 ; lease 
"whether she be married or 
not," I., 223; licence granted 
to marry, n., 238, 243. 
Wile, John, II., 206. 
William, King ol .. viii-xv, 

xvii, 1-4, 6, 7, 9, 35, 36, 319- 
325, 327,328, 334-341,351 ; II., 
282, 284, 291. 
William, clerk to King William, I., 335. 
chaplain to Sir Gilbert de Haya, 

i., 339. 
burgess of Forfar, I., 335. 
son of Lene, I., xiv, 328. 
son of Orm, I., 335, 343. 
William, Jonet, II., 144. 
Williamson, Mr David, minister at 
Mathie, n., 303. 
John, in Aberbothry, I., 121, 129, 

134, 141 ; his widow, 218. 
John, in Alvah, I., 125, 126, 128. 
John, in Chapelton, I., 296. 
Wilson (Wilsone, Wilsouu), John, hus- 
band of Margaret Baxter, i., 273; 
Lawte, ii., 134. 
Robert, son of Simon the brewer, 

ii., 91, 138. 
Simon, ' ' brewer of the lord abbot," 
ii., 91, 138 : Elizabeth Mortowun, 
his spouse, II., 91. 
Simon, i., 317. 
Wine, privilege of selling, I., 246 ; II., 

22, 75, 76, 102, 104. 
Wintering of "nolt," II., 21:!, 215, 218. 
Winton (Vinton), Seyr de Quinci, Earl 
of, i., 329 (sec Quinci). 



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Wischarde (Wishart), Robert of, bishop 
of Glasgow, i., 345, 346 (see 
Glasgow). 

Wishart (Wischatt, Wischert), Alex- 
ander, of Carnbeg, chamberlain 
of the Crown thirds of Cupar, 
n., 274. 
Sir John, of Pittarrow, "comp- 
trollar of the crop " of Cupar 
abbey, n., 274. 

Witherspuyn, Thomas (see Wychthir- 
spone). 

Wolf, hunting the, I., xxxii, 236 ; II., 
107, 141 (and subsequent charters 
of Glenisla lands), 176, 251, 262. 

Wolf hill, lands of, I., 314; II., 65, 
179 (see Campsie, Over). 

Woods and Forests (see Forest, Fore ter, 
Forests), "hanyt," n., 65; 
meaning of the term, 179 ; un- 
law of greenwood, 59, 133 ; un- 
laws given as fee to tenants, I., 
201. 
Forest of Alyth, right of way 
through it, granted to Cupar by 
Alexander II., I., 327 ; com- 
monty in it, II., 133. 
Woods of Cally to be kept by 
forester, I., 240 ; not to De cut 
by tenant, n., 73, 234; reserved 
to abbey, 194. 
Woods and forest of Campsie, I., 
274, 290 ; fine for destruction 
and sale of, 130 ; division to be 
kept by each tenant, with respon- 
sibility as clkntulus generalis, 
220 ; part allowed for use in 
burning, 221 ; pasturage allowed 
in, 222 ; to be cultivated, 227 ; 
to be kept clear of cattle, 237 ; 
half of the forest tt, be surrounded 
with walls, 237 ; the walls, 242 ; 
tenant's cows allowed in the 
forest, 242; to be "dykyt," 
"hanyt," and kept, II., 69; 
fallen wood allowed to keeper of 
the Place of Campsie, 71 ; "open 
woods" there allowed for past- 
urage, 179. 
Woods of Wester Drimmie, tenants 
allowed use for building, I., 197 ; 
not to be destroyed by tenants, 
II., 55, 59, 113. 
Wood at Dumfolatyne to be kept 

by tenant, i. , 242. 
Forest at Forthir, keeper of, I., 157. 
Forests of Glaswoiybeg and Glas- 
worymoir, in Glenisla, n., 261. 

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Forest of Glenprostyn, i., 131. 
Woods at Inverwick (in Athole) 
to be kept, i., 225 ; of Murthly 
to be "haynit," 170, 232. 
Wood of Persie, allowed to tenants 
for building only, I., 201 ; two 
acres of land given for keeping 
it, II., 194. 
Woods of Stroyncalady and Strath- 
ardle, I., 198. 
Wool, stone of, yearly as "bunta" to 
the abbey carver and carpenter, 
I., 259. 
Wright (Wercht, Wiricht, Wirrycht, 
Wirryht, Wirycht, Wrich, 
Wrycht, Wryght), John, in 
Balgersho, I., 263. 
John, smith, I., 3 i. 
Eobert, in Cowbyre, I., 132, 135, 

139, 143. 
Eobert, in Balbrogy, I., 287, 291 ; 

II., 99, 187, 216. 
Eobert, carpenter, I., 304. 
Thomas, in Berntoun of Balbrogv, 
i., 179; in Chapelton, 226; 
elder, 286. 
Thomas, brother of Eobert in Cow- 
byre, I., 132, 135, 139, 143. 
Thomas, witness, I., 254. 
Thomas, in Crunan, i., 268. 
Thomas, carpenter, I., 304, 308. 
William, in Kynnalthie, n., 220. 
William, monk of Cupar, I., 93. 
Wrights (see Carpenters). 
Wrycht Housland, in Perth, n., 205. 
Wychthirspone, "Dene" Thomas, his 
garden let, I., 97 ; n., 209, 211. 
Wyndy Haige, the "AVest Bait" of, 

II., 207. 
Wyntoun, Andrew of, his account of 
the foundation of Cupar abbey, 
I., vii. 

Yaeds for kail and fuel prescribed, 
I., xxviii, 123 ; yards of tenants 
mentioned, 202, 273, 280, 318, 
etc. ; yards of Cupar monastery, 
II., 207-211. 
mustard, n., 211. 

Yare on the Tay, granted to Cupar, I., 
x (see Fishings). 

Yester (Zester, Zestir, Zestis, Zestyr), 
John, in Carse Grange, I., 289 
(bis). 
John, i., 297-299, 302. 
Patrick or Paton, in Carse Grange, 
i., 289, 311 : Christine Chalmer, 
his spouse, i., 311. 

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INDEX. 



Yester, Thomas, in Carse Grange, i., 

212, 220. 
Young (Ywng, Zong, Zoung, Zounge, 

Zowng, Zwng), Andrew, in Cot- 
yards, i., 257. 
Andrew, in Freuchy, I., 303. 
David, in Aberbothry, i., 126, 129, 

130, 134, 141, 174. 
Gilbert, in Cotyards, I., 303. 
John, in BaitscheilJ, i., 177. 
John, servant of Cupar convent, 

husband of Anne Bauvany, I., 

281 ; licence of brewing granted 

him, 318. 
John, in Cupar Grange, I., 270 : 

Elizabeth Henderson, his widow, 

i., 287. 
John, boatinaster to the monastery 

of Cupar, i., 130. 



Young, Jonet, spouse of Paton Chapman, 

i., 312. 
Jonet, spouse of Alexander Soutar, 

ii., 98. 
Margaret, n., 82, 228. 
Younger (Youngar, Zonger, Zoungar, 

Zowngar, Zownger), Andrew, in 

Cotyards, I., 277. 
David, in Cowty, I., 318. 
Donald, Gilbert, and Simon, in 

the Cotyards, i., 301. 
John, in Baitscheill, i., 235. 
John, in Cupar Grange, i., 258. 
John, in Kemphill, I., 233. 
John, in Syoks, i., 200. 

Zestir, Zong, etc. (see Yester, Young, 

etc.). 
Zestis, John, i., 302 (see Yester, John). 



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