People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/137/19 (Camb. Reg., no. 118B)

Pope Innocent III writes to the bishop of Dunblane and the abbots of Coupar Angus and Scone, St Andrews diocese, stating that he has received a complaint from the abbot and canons of Cambuskenneth contending that the abbot and monks of Dunfermline have detained by violence certain teinds belonging to their church of St Ninians (STL) and refuse to return them, inflicting injury and damages to Cambuskenneth. Innocent thus commands them to call the parties together and hear the case, and to establish what is canonical, without appeal, causing what is decreed to be observed firmly by ecclesiastical censure, restoring to its correct state whatever shall appear to have been rashly attempted after a legitimate appeal was made. If the witnesses named shall have withdrawn out of favour, hatred or fear, they shall compel them by a similar stricture, without appeal, to provide testimony of the truth, and no letter obtained from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, the bishop and another shall do it.
Firm date
1 April 1203
Dating Notes
Kal. Apr., pontifical year 6
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Cambuskenneth Registrum, no. 118B
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Camb. Reg., no. 118B
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Papal letter
Ferguson, Medieval Papal Reps., App. I, no. 20 Cooper, Select Scottish Cases, no. 8

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unavailable Statement of complaint against Dunfermline Abbey no
1 Apr. 1203 Appointment of papal judges-delegate yes

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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
1 Apr. 1203 Church of St Ninians (STL) Cambuskenneth Abbey (fd.c.1140)