Ragman’s Roll

The Ragman’s Roll was also known officially as ‘Baiamund de Vicci’. He was a religious man of Italian descent and known in Scotland simply as Bagimund. In the 13th Century, whilst on errands for the Pope, he was in Scotland at each religious outlet to collect taxes to fund the Crusades. Blantyre Priory was on the Ragman’s Roll and the monks would have had to pay the Priory levies, most likely raised from the small population of Blantyre itself. Priors would collect money from local wells, accept any donations and of course would have collected taxes from Blantyre residents as their own right. They may also have been funded by being a branch of a higher order at Jedburgh.

1296 ragmans roll

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