People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/143/135 (Theiner, no. 142)

Pope Innocent IV commands the bishops of St Andrews and Dunkeld and the abbot of Dunfermline, papal chaplain, at the request of the king of Scotland, to assign to Richard called ‘Gifford’, kinsman of the said king, who is going to the Holy Land with five knights at his own expense, 400 marks, before next Christmas, out of the redemption of crusaders’ vows, and legacies, and other grants in Scotland towards the relief of the Holy Land, as the twentieth of church revenues there is expended; with power to absolve crusaders who cannot perform their vows. Suitable sums are also to be assigned to Thomas Paynel, Alan de Lascelles and Adam Penkethan, his cousins, who are going with him at their own expense.
Firm date
30 August 1250
Dating Notes
3 kal. Sept., pontifical year 8
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Source for Data Entry
Theiner, Monumenta, no. 142
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Theiner, no. 142
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Papal letter

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Request to give 400 marks to Richard Giffard no
30 Aug. 1250 Mandate to assign Richard Giffard, kinsman of the king of Scotland, 400 marks yes