n.1.The Scotch equivalent of the English word plowland.
Not having one plowgate of land.
- Sir W. Scott.
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He says: "The first official written record of Berwick is in 1115 when the then Prince David granted to Selkirk Abbey in Berwick: 'A plowgate of land in Berwick, one house below the church of St Lawrence, extending to the Tweed, the one half of a fishery, the seventh part of a mill and forty shillings out of the yearly revenue of the town.'" Mr Evans refers to other key dates in the town's past and adds: "To the Guild of Freemen of Berwick-upon-Tweed these are important anniversaries for Berwick and we would like to commemorate them in a suitable manner.