People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/137/80 (Kel. Lib., no. 49A)

Pope Innocent III writes to the abbots of Jedburgh and Dryburgh and the dean of Teviotdale stating that he has received a complaint from the abbot and convent of Kelso against Peter, chaplain of Berwick, and others of the St Andrews diocese, concerning certain churches, lands and other things which have injured the justice of the same. He thus commands them to call the parties together to hear the case, and to establish what is just, without appeal, and causing what is decreed to be observed firmly by ecclesiastical censure. If the witnesses named shall have withdrawn out of hatred or fear, they shall compel them by the same censure, without appeal, to provide testimony of the truth, and no letter obtained from the apostolic see shall prejudice truth and justice. If all of them cannot take part in carrying this out, let two of them do it.
Firm date
23 December 1215
Dating Notes
10 kal. Jan., pontifical year 18
Place date (modern)
Place date (document)
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Source for Data Entry
Kelso Liber, i, no. 49A
Trad. ID
Kel. Lib., no. 49A
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Papal letter
Ferguson, Medieval Papal Reps., App. I, no. 39 (dated 23 Apr.)

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Statement of complaint against Peter, chaplain of Berwick no
23 Dec. 1215 Appointment of papal judges-delegate yes

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Date Short Summary Title Holder
23 Dec. 1215 pope Innocent III, pope (d.1216)
23 Dec. 1215 abbot of Jedburgh Unknown, abbot of Jedburgh
23 Dec. 1215 abbot of Dryburgh Unknown, abbot of Dryburgh
23 Dec. 1215 dean of Teviotdale Unknown, dean of Teviotdale
23 Dec. 1215 chaplain of Berwick Peter, chaplain of Berwick