People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/136/7 (Dryb. Lib., no. 250)

Pope Celestine III has established to Alan, abbot, and the brethren of Dryburgh, the churches of Lessudden (St Boswells, ROX), Mertoun (BWK) Channelkirk (BWK), Saltoun (ELO), Lanark (LAN), Kilrenny (FIF), Askeby (Westmorland), Bozeat (Northampton), the grange of Kedslie (ROX), the hospital of Inverkeithing (FIF) with pertinents, from the gift of the king of Scots, a rent of 20s. in Roxburgh, ‘Langelaw’ (in Haddington, ELO), the land called Saltum Dlewyn, half a ploughgate of land in Pitcorthie (FIF), two oxgangs of land with pertinents in Earlston (ELO), one toft in Aberlady (ELO), one toft in Crail (FIF), one toft and croft in Pettinain (LAN), one salt pan in the marsh of Burth, the teinds of the mills of Longnewton (ROX) and Broxmouth (ELO), 2 oxgangs of land in Giffen (AYR), and rights granted to the church; plus the right to staff churches owned by the monastery with three or four brothers, one of whom will be in charge of the others, and will receive the cure of souls from the diocesan bishop.
Firm date
15 March 1196
Dating Notes
Id. May, pontifical year 5
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Place date (document)
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Source for Data Entry
Dryburgh Liber, no. 250
Trad. ID
Dryb. Lib., no. 250
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Charter type
Papal privilege: general confirmation

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
15 Mar. 1196 Confirmation of certain possessions, liberties, and immunities yes

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Date Short Summary Title Holder
15 Mar. 1196 pope Celestine III, pope (d.1198)
15 Mar. 1196 abbot of Dryburgh Alan, abbot of Dryburgh (fl.1193-96)