People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 4/32/66 (Dunf. Reg., no. 223)

J[ohn], abbot of Lindores, P[hilip], abbot of Scone, and H[…], prior of Scone, recite letters of Pope Gregory [IX], appointing them papal judges-delegate in the case between Sir William, abbot, and the convent of Dunfermline and Richard of Balwearie concerning the land of Balwearie (FIF) with its pertinents which the abbot and convent assert were illicitly alienated from them. The abbot and convent, in the presence of the judges and by their wish, renounced all action concerning the alienation of the land against Richard and his heirs and conceded to the same Richard and his heirs all the land of Balwearie by its right marches and with its pertinents with freedom to construct a mill on the land and with all other liberties which their ancestors had in the same land or ought to have according to the tenor of their charters, rendering yearly to the house of Dunfermline 6 marks, half at Pentecost and the other half at Martinmas.. Richard shall also make as much forinsec service to the king as pertains to the land. The abbot and convent promised to Richard to place themselves under the jurisdiction of the judges, who shall compel by ecclesiastical censure the parties to observe this peace and who have confirmed it.
Firm date
8 June 1230 X 1238
Dating Notes
Papal appointment (6 id. June, pontifical year 4 of Gregory IX) × death of William (II), abbot of Dunfermline.
Source for Data Entry
Dunfermline Registrum, no. 223
Trad. ID
Dunf. Reg., no. 223
Calendar number
Charter type

Total number of associated factoids: 12