Isle Of Man.
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.].
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.]
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
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