This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1868 Excerpt: ... Those Monks who had relation to Fleury la Riviere had three Convents in this Country, which were situate at the following Places:--I. COLDINGHAM, A.D. 1098, In the Shire of Berwick, two miles from Eyemouth, was a Priory Founded by King Edgar, in honour of S. Cuthbert, at this Date, who bestowed it upon the Monks of Durham, in England. It formerly was a Nunnery, renowned in our History. Bede called this place Coluclum, and Ptolemy Colania. Hugh, Bishop of Biblis, in the Holy Land, obtained of Pope Benedict XI. all the Profits and Revenues of this Priory during his lifetime, after that the Saracens had seized upon his Bishopric; which King Edward I. finding prejudicial to the Crown, stopped, and declared the Gift null. Pnjnne, vol. Hi., p. 1059. King James III. annexed this Place to his Royal Chapel of Stirling, and made an Act of Parliament discharging all subjects to attempt any thing contrary to this Union under the pain of Treason. After his Death, Alexander Stuart, natural son to King James IV., was made Commendator hereof, and was Killed, with his father, at the Battle of Flodden, in 1513. The last who bore that Title was John Stuart, son to Francis, Earl of Bothwell. There are a vast number of Original Charters, granted by our Kings, &c., to this Monastery, still extant in the Archives of the Church of Durham, an exact List of which is to be seen in a MS. in the Advocates' Library. Spottiswoode. The " Surtees Society" has Printed the Charters of Endowment of this Priory, together with numerous other Documents of a general nature relative to the Monastery, from the early Period of Duncan the Usurper to the time of its disjunction from the Church of Durham, in the Fifteenth Century. The two Volumes are ably Edited by the Secretary, the Rev. James Raine. ...