People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/139/58 (Theiner, no. 48)

Pope Honorius III commands the archbishop of York and the bishops of Carlisle and Exeter, on the information intimated by James, papal legate, and several bishops of Scotland, that Alan, constable of Scotland, was of such close kindred and affinity to his wife, that they could not cohabit without mortal sin. The legate demanded of the pope what was to be done, on which the pope answered that the Scottish bishops were to be called together, and that, on ascertaining the facts, the legate was to do what was right. But since Alan’s proctor made further instance that the pope would not deny that justice which is due to all, the case is now committed to the above, with orders to examine all persons concerned, and to do what is according to the law of God and the good of souls.
Firm date
30 March 1222
Dating Notes
3 kal. Apr., pontifical year 6
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Source for Data Entry
Theiner, Monumenta, no. 48
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Theiner, no. 48
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Papal letter
Ferguson, Medieval Papal Reps., App. I, no. 58

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Correspondence concerning marriage of Alan of Galloway no
unavailable Answer concerning marriage of Alan of Galloway no
30 Mar. 1222 Appointment of judges-delegate yes