• 1138

    Earliest surviving record of Haddington’s status as a royal burgh.

  • 1139

    King David I gives Haddington and its lands to Ada, daughter of the Earl of Warenne and Surrey, when she marries his eldest son, Prince Henry.

  • 1158

    Foundation of Cistercian Priory

  • 1178

    St Martin’s Kirk built as a Cistercian abbey

  • 1198

    King Alexander II is born in Haddington.

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