People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 4/32/69 (Pais. Reg., 164-5)

The deans of Carrick and Cunningham and the master of schools of Ayr recite a mandate of Pope Gregory [IX], appointing them papal judges-delegate in the case of the abbot and convent of Paisley concerning rights and ownership of certain of its churches. The abbot and convent brought the case against Dufgall, rector of the church of (Old) Kilpatrick (DNB) before the judges, concerning the lands of ‘Dallevenach’, Cochno, Edinbarnet, ‘Baccan’, Faifley, ‘Drumcreue’, ‘Losset’, and Craigbanzeoch (DNB), pertaining by right to the church of (Old) Kilpatrick, which the same Dufgall, as they claimed, has procured to possess hereditarily through certain forged and illicit charters, together with ecclesiastical things, which should not be possessed hereditarily; thus, they petition that Dufgall be removed from the said church for fraud, and the said charters destroyed, and the lands revoked. Dufgall, after a great number of citations, had appeared before the judges [and] resigned solemnly all the lands, into the hands of the abbot of the said monastery, for himself and his convent, and granted that from that hour all the charters, which make mention of the lands being held hereditarily, would be destroyed and of no value to any man. Whence the abbot, by the counsel of the judges, having mercy on Dubgall, renounced his suit against him and the church of (Old) Kilpatrick, saving to the monastery of Paisley an annual pension, for himself and the convent without trouble, and granted that half ploughgate of land of Cochno to hold for his life.
Firm date
6 May 1234
Dating Notes
Saturday after the Sunday called _Quasi modo geniti_ [1st Sunday after Easter], 1234
Place date (modern)
Ayr (church)
Place date (document)
parrochiali ecclesia de Are
Related Place
Source for Data Entry
Paisley Registrum, 164-65
Trad. ID
Pais. Reg., 164-5
Calendar number
Charter type
Ferguson, Medieval Papal Reps., App. I, no. 86 Cooper, Select Scottish Cases, no. 24

Total number of associated factoids: 10