People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/137/22 (Inchaff. Chrs., no. 21)

Pope Innocent III writes to the prior and canons of Inchaffray, taking the monastery into his protection; all the possessions and goods which they have or may acquire by papal permission, by the liberality of kings or the gifts of the faithful, may remain with the prior and his successors, including the place on which the monastery is situated, with its pertinents, the churches of St Cathan of Aberuthven (PER), St Ethernan of Madderty (PER), St Patrick of Strogeith [Blackford] (PER), St Makkessog of Auchterarder (PER), Dunning (PER), St Bean of Kinkell (PER); from the gift of the Noble Man Gilbert, earl of Strathearn, the right of patronage of the said churches, the mill above the Pow water in ‘Balemacgillon’ (Bellyclone, PER), the teinds of all cain and rents in crops, flour, malt, grain, cheese, meat and all meal which are paid yearly in his court and all fish which delivered to the kitchen, the teinds from the earl’s hunting and all the profits from his court and other things, liberty to fish wherever they wish in the Pow Water, from the gift of the same, from his woods, timber, pannage, bark and fuel, three acres of land near the isle towards the north, granted at the building of the church, the whole lands of Ardunie (PER), Craig (PER), Dubheads (PER) Madderty (PER) which was called apdaine, with all their pertinents in wood, plains, lands, waters, meadows, pastures, marshes, peataries, enclosures, ponds and mills, as contained in his charter. From the gift of the late Orable, mother of Saher de Quincy, 8 acres of land in the territory of Gask, the liberties, ancient immunities and customs granted to the church. They are permitted to take in whatever clerics or laymen have fled from the secular world and have converted freely, and to retain them without any contradiction. None of the brothers, after making their profession, shall be permitted to depart the cloister without the permission of the prior; no one may intend to depart without the surety of common letters; he permits the right to celebrate divine office privately and quietly during a general interdict. No one shall promulgate a sentence of excommunication, suspension or interdict without just cause. In testimony of having obtained this protection, the priory shall pay one bezant yearly.
Firm date
30 June 1203
Dating Notes
2 kal. July, pontifical year 6
Place date (modern)
Place date (document)
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Source for Data Entry
Inchaffray Chrs., no. 21
Trad. ID
Inchaff. Chrs., no. 21
Calendar number
Charter type
Papal privilege: general confirmation
Original (contemporary)
Earl of Kinnoull, Dupplin Charters, Dupplin Bull, no. 2

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Gift of Gilbert, earl of Strathearn, to Inchaffray Priory no
unavailable Gift of 8 acres in Gask no
30 Jun. 1203 Confirmation of possessions of Inchaffray Priory yes

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Date Short Summary Title Holder
30 Jun. 1203 pope Innocent III, pope (d.1216)
30 Jun. 1203 earl of Strathearn Gilbert or Gilla Brigte, earl of Strathearn (d.1223)