The Register: Isle of Man; Scotland

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Register and Records of Holm Cultram. Originally published by T Wilson & Son, Kendal, 1929.

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265. (C. p. 234).—Olavus, king of the Islands, grants to Holmcoltran free entrance and exit in his land with one ship and its boat for monks, lay-brothers (conversi) and their men, goods and chattels (catella), and leave to buy and sell for their own use whatever they need, without tolls. Witnesses Gillecrist f. Muriertach, Sir Paul f. Other, Molpatrick f. Barez, Master Maurice of Amiens (ambianensis), John f. Sigriz, etc. [The 'z' here represents 'thorn' (th) in the names Barith and Sigrith. Master Maurice also witnessed St. Bees no. 45 by this King Olaf II of Man, 1226–37.].

265 a. (H. 2).—G[odred], king of the Islands, grants leave to the monks of Holm to enter and buy [as above]; no tolls or customs are to be taken from them, and if their ships are wrecked, none of their goods are to be stolen or kept. [Godred II was king of Man 1155–87.]

266. (C. p. 234).—Rachnald, king of the Islands, grants free entrance and exit with their ships, and common fishery, with full licence and power to buy, sell and carry all that is needed for their house without tolls, etc. Witnesses—the abbot of Man [Rushen abbey, colonized from Furness 1134], Gillebert the cleric, Ivor f. Oldebode, Roald f. Clona, Cospatric f. Henry, Hathek f. Folan, Gillekolm f. Ferthre. [Cospatric witnessed St. Bees no. 44. Reginald I was king of Man 1187–1226.]

266 a. (H. 2).—Magnus, king of Man and the Islands, grants leave to the monks of Holm to enter and buy in the island. At Russin, the day after Ash Wednesday, 1260. [Magnus was king 1252–65.]


267. (C. p. 235).—Alexander [III], king of Scots, takes under his protection the abbey, etc. of Holmcoltran, its land, men, and all its possessions in his kingdom, their ships, sailors, goods, etc. within his boundaries; and gives leave for the lay-brothers and servants of the abbey to buy what is necessary for their own needs, but not as merchandise. Witnesses—Alexander Cumyn, earl of Buchan, constable and justice of Scotland, William de Sules, justice of Lothian (Laudon'), Reginald le Cheu, priest, Symon Fraser, William de Sto. Claro. At Scon, April 1st, 31 Alexander [1280].