People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/127/1 (St A. Lib., 47-8)

Pope Lucius II writes to Robert, prior of St Andrews, and, at the petition of Bernard, bishop of St David’s, Wales, takes the church of St Andrews into his protection; all the possessions and goods from the gift or grant of the bishop or other faithful which he possesses canonically or will possess in future by papal grant, by the liberality of kings or princes, may remain with the prior and his successors. The pope directs that no man is permitted to disturb the church or carry away its possessions; saving to the bishop canonical justice and reverence and the authority of the apostolic see. Should any secular person attempt to go against this, after three warnings if he should not make amends, he may lose his honour and be liable to divine justice, and subject himself to retribution.
Firm date
14 May 1144
Dating Notes
2 id. May, 1144, pontificate of Lucius II, year 1
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Source for Data Entry
St Andrews Liber, 47-48
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St A. Lib., 47-8
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Papal privilege: general confirmation

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Petition of Bernard, bishop of St David's Wales, to the pope no
14 May 1144 Confirmation of possessions and concession of papal protection yes

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Date Short Summary Title Holder
14 May 1144 pope Lucius II, pope (d.1145)
14 May 1144 prior of St Andrews Robert, prior of St Andrews (d.1160)
14 May 1144 bishop of St David's, Wales Bernard, bishop of St Davids, Wales (d.1148)