People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/137/27 (Camb. Reg., no. 118C)

Pope Innocent III writes to the prior of Holyrood, the dean of Tyninghame, St Andrews diocese, and Master Laurence, official of the bishop of St Andrews, stating that he has received a complaint from the abbot and convent of Dunfermline, maintain that the canons of Cambuskenneth, St Andrews diocese, have detained the chapel of Dunipace and certain teinds of Stirling as belonging to them by right. Innocent thus commands them to call them 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 If the witnesses named shall have withdrawn out of favour, hatred or fear, they shall compel them by a similar stricture, without appeal, to provide testimony of the truth, and no letter obtained from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, let two of them do it.
Firm date
27 October 1204
Dating Notes
6 kal. Nov., pontifical year 7
Place date (modern)
Rome (St Peter's)
Place date (document)
Rome apud Sanctum Petrum
Related Place
Source for Data Entry
Cambuskenneth Registrum, no. 118C
Trad. ID
Camb. Reg., no. 118C
Calendar number
Charter type
Papal letter
Ferguson, Medieval Papal Reps., App. I, no. 20 Cooper, Select Scottish Cases, no. 8

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Statement of complaint against Cambuskenneth Abbey no
27 Oct. 1204 Appointment of papal judges-delegate yes