People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 4/9/2 (St A. Lib., 315-16)

In 1212, an agreement was formed between Prior Simon and the convent of St Andrews, and Master L[aurence], archdeacon of the same, concerning lands and other things, consent being given to both parties by Sir William, bishop of St Andrews. In the full chapter of St Andrews, in the presence of a multitude of men, clerks and laity, it was ordained that the said prior and canons shall have for good peace all the lands and rents of lands pertaining to the archdeaconry in perpetuity, which the archdeacon held at one time outside the burgh of St Andrews within the Cursum Apri (Boar’s Raik, FIF), as much in demesne as in feu, as the archdeacon held them, saving whatever rights; they shall be free of all claims which he held or should have held by right by reason of the archdeaconry within the same cursum, outside the burgh and from the claim which he had in regards to two houses beyond the sea near the chapel of Blessed Peter in the burgh, saving to the archdeacon dignities, liberties, possessions and tenements which he has within the burgh. The archdeacon shall have all the land between the sea and the great road which goes towards Dairsie (FIF), that is, from the cross founded on behalf of Bishop Roger, of good memory, up to the mountains next to the other cross, and then through the mountains towards the north up to cliff, next to which it descends into the marches of Balgove (FIF), and Strathtyrum (FIF), saving to the canons one salt-pan with the plots which they held at one time, and the toft and croft of the salt-pan; and saving common pasture within the same lands assigned to the burgesses. In addition, the archdeacon shall have easements with canons themselves in the peatary where the canons dig; as much work shall be for their sustenance and their household at St Andrews and at Strathtyrum as for the salt-pan, if that shall be within the land of Strathtyrum. The archdeacon shall have all the garbal teinds of the said land, and all garbal teinds of Kincaple (FIF), ‘Bond’ Nydie and ‘Kirk’ Nydie (FIF) as much in demesne as in others, free and quit of all exactions, that is, the garbal teinds from the marches of Kincaple up to the marches of Kemback (FIF); he shall pay all burdens relating to his tenure in those lands. The prior and convent warrant the lands and teinds and the archdeacon warrants all the above assigned to them, saving the rights of clerics and fiefs.
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St Andrews Liber, 315-16
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