People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/131/6 (Glas. Reg., no. 23)

Pope Alexander III writes to Dean S[alomon] and the chapter of Glasgow noting that he has accepted their decision to use the prebend of a dead canon for a year, either to help the poor or to liquidate the deceased’s legitimate debts, and thus has established this by his authority. No one is permitted to impose new duties or customs on Salomon and his [canons] or on those who occupy their land, and this territory should retain the immunity and liberty which it is known to have had from the time of King David. All the venerable customs which David and John, formerly bishop of Glasgow, introduced in this church should remain in effect.
Firm date
7 March 1161
Dating Notes
Non. Mar., pontifical year 2
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Source for Data Entry
Glasgow Registrum, i, no. 23
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Glas. Reg., no. 23
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Papal letter

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Concession of customs (unspecified) upon church of Glasgow no
unavailable Concession of customs (unspecified) upon Glasgow Cathedral no
7 Mar. 1161 Confirmation of decision to use prebend of dead canon for a year yes

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Date Short Summary Title Holder
7 Mar. 1161 pope Alexander III, pope (d.1181)
7 Mar. 1161 dean of Glasgow Solomon, dean of Glasgow (d.1174×5)
7 Mar. 1161 king David I, king of Scots (d.1153)
7 Mar. 1161 bishop of Glasgow John, bishop of Glasgow (d.1147)