People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 4/32/51 (Dunf. Reg., no. 217)

B[rice], prior of Monymusk, G[ermanus], prior of Restenneth, D[enis], dean of Angus, H[erbert], abbot of Kelso, H[ugh], abbot of Dryburgh and T[homas], prior of Coldingham, recite a letter from Pope Honorius [III], addressed to the priors of Monymusk and Restenneth and the dean of Forfar, appointing them papal judges-delegate in the controversy between the abbot of Coupar Angus and the abbot and convent of Dunfermline concerning the church of Bendochy (PER) and other things; and they recite a second letter by the same pope, appointing the abbots of Kelso and Dryburgh and the prior of Coldingham in the same case. It was settled by the judges that the abbot and monks of Dunfermline and their men shall hold peacefully the lands which they had adjoining the lands of the monks of Coupar, that is, of Couttie (PER), Bendochy and Keithick (PER). All the peatary which is between Blairgowrie (PER), Couttie and Bendochy, as perambulated before the abbots and other men, the said monks of Coupar shall remain, saving that the men of Bendochy and Couttie shall have from the same peatary 200 cartloads of peat as assigned by the monks. The monks of Coupar shall have the road through the lands of Bendochy and Couttie, for the time agreed, whether by land or water, though which road they are permitted transportation to have passage and right of road to the same peatary. William and Arcombald, who held those lands for a time of the monks of Dunfermline, swore on the gospels that they would not bring injury to the monks concerning the peatary. The monks of Coupar shall hold from the monks of Dunfermline, with the assent and wish of Sir Hugh, then bishop of Dunkeld and the chapter, the church of Bendochy with all its pertinents, rendering to Dunfermline 2 ½ marks yearly for all burdens, half at Pentecost and the other half at Martinmas.
Firm date
2 August 1221 X 18 March 1227
Dating Notes
Death of Abbot Richard of Kelso × death of Pope Honorius III
Source for Data Entry
Dunfermline Registrum, no. 217
Trad. ID
Dunf. Reg., no. 217
Calendar number
Charter type

Total number of associated factoids: 22