People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/137/36 (St A. Lib., 351)

Pope Innocent III writes to the abbots of Melrose, Dryburgh and Jedburgh stating that he has received a complaint from the prior and canons of St Andrews against the Noble Man, S[aher] de Quincy, knight, concerning the right of patronage of the church of Leuchars (FIF) and Lathrisk (FIF), against the custom of the church of Scotland, brought into the court of W[illiam], king of Scotland; in the case concerning those churches and other things, he is aggravating in many different ways and is disturbing [them], against justice. The pope thus commands them to make the said noble desist, and compel him by ecclesiastical censure. If the witnesses named shall have withdrawn out of favour, hatred or fear, they shall compel them by a similar stricture, without appeal, to provide testimony of the truth, and no letter obtained from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
9 June 1206
Dating Notes
5 id. June, pontifical year 9
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Source for Data Entry
St Andrews Liber, 351
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St A. Lib., 351
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Papal letter
Cooper, Select Scottish Cases, no. 4 Ferguson, Medieval Papal Reps., App. I, no. 24

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Statement of complaint against Saer de Quincy no
9 Jun. 1206 Appointment of papal judges-delegate yes