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"BERNHAM. From old lands of the name in Berwickshire. In record the name sometimes appears as Bernhame, Beringham, and even Benham, without 'de' preceding it. David de Bemham witnessed a charter of the tithes of the church of Kinghom to Holyrood, 1204 41214 (LSC., p. 38). David de Bernham, camerarius, witnessed a charter by Alexander n a. 1243, and as de Beringham attested another charter by the same king (Neubotle, p. 16, 17). He was also witness to a charter by his brother Robert de Bernham of four shillings a year ad luminare to the church of St. Andrews (RPSA., p. 272). David de Bemham, camerarius, was consecrated bishop of St. Andrews 1239-40 (Dowden, p. 14). Robertus de Bernham was one of the twelve knights appointed in 1249 to meet the same number from England to settle the laws of the marches (APS., i, p. 413). Thomas de Bemeham witnessed a gift of land to the Hospital of Soltre, 1250 01266 (Soltre, p. 32). Mistress Agnes de Bemham, prioress of Berwick, rendered homage, 1291 (RR.). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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