Originall Charter of the Lands of Powmode in the year 1057. I, Malcolm: Kaninore King; the first of my reign, give to thee Barron Hunter, uper & nether Powmode; with all the bounds within the flood, with the Hoop and Hooptown; andall the bouwds up & down; above the Earth to Heaven. & all below the Earth to Hell, as free to thee & thine, as Ever God gave to me and mine; and that for a bow and a broad arrow when I come to hunt upon Yarrow. And for the mair faith of this, I bite this white wax with my ain teeth, before Margaret my wife and Mall my Nurse. Sic Subacribitur, MALCOLM: KANMORE, King. MARGRATT, Witness. MALL Witness.
Lithographic copy of a charter granted by King Malcolm III of Scotland; broadside, hand colouring to crest, sheet 370 x 265mm. 14½ x 10½". Handling creases; bodycolour a little smudged. Glued onto a scrap album page, with tissue guard.
The single page grant of land to one of his Barons by the king of Scotland was apparently discovered c.1799 in an old oak chest in the church at Dumbarton, central Scotland. A very unusual piece of Scottish historical ephemera. Macbeth (immortalised by Shakespeare) murdered Duncan to claim the Scottish throne for himself. Malcolm eldest son of Duncan was installed as ruler of Perth and Fife by a combined army of English, Norse and lowland Scots. In 1057 Macbeth was killed by Malcolm in battle at Lumphanan in Mar, Aberdeenshire. This tale was reported in "the Mirror" of literature, amusement, and instruction, in 1839.
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