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Emerald charter

In the Douglas Emerald Charter of 1324, many lands were listed as being conferred upon Sir James, Lord of Douglas (c1286-1330) by King Robert 1st, and without feudal obligations, including included the Barony of Douglas, Constabulary of Lauder, Forest of Selkirk, Forest of Ettrick, Forest of Traquair, Forest of Jedburgh with Bonjedburgh (Bonjedward), the Barony of Bethocroul (Bedrule), and the Baronies of Westerkirk (Wastyrker - Half Barony in 1321), Staplegorton in 1320 and Romanno.

Further details may be found in the attached article kindly submitted by Sally Douglas pdf logo

 

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