People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 4/20/48 (Kel. Lib., no. 334)

Memorandum that an agreement was formed between the abbot and convent of Kelso and Sir Simon Lockhart, knight, concerning the teinds of the church of Symington (LAN), made in the presence of Sir Robert, bishop of Glasgow, whereby Sir Simon publicly recognised in court to hold no right of patronage in the church and had disturbed the abbot and convent unjustly concerning teinds and other pertinents of the church; if he or his predecessors held anything in right of patronage of the church at any time, or could have had, he has resigned and quitclaimed all that right to the abbot and convent, publicly recognising that the church belonged to Kelso Abbey fully, in right and ownership. Simon, on the same day, in the presence of the nobles, Sir Thomas Randolph, chancellor of the king, Sir William of Douglas and Sir Nicholas of Biggar, sheriff of Lanark, took a corporeal oath that neither he nor his heirs would claim rights to the patronage of the church, its teinds or pertinents from the abbot and convent, their vicar instituted in the church, whomever he may be at the time, or their procurators or successors. If Sir Simon happened to claim rights to the church, he would subject himself to the jurisdiction of the bishop of Glasgow or his official, whomever they may be at the time, until he provided full satisfaction to the monastery. On every Sunday and feast day, through all the bishopric of Glasgow, by ringing bells and lighting candles, it is permitted to excommunicate him and denounce him as excommunicate, and that the same sentence of excommunication may be relaxed when he provides full satisfaction. Simon conceded that if he or anyone else attempts to go against this, a penalty of £20 to the fabric of the church [of Glasgow] and a penalty of the same sum to the fabric of the church of Kelso shall be paid within 15 days after this present script. After this was made, the abbot and convent, at the instance of the bishop and men named above, remitted to Simon, out of compassion, seven chalders of flour out of the 44 chalders of flour which he had recovered from the teinds of the church of Symington. From which seven chalders, Simon shall pay three without delay, and the remaining four within the octaves of St Martin.
Firm date
Monday 7 August 1273
Dating Notes
Monday before the feast of St Laurence, 1273
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Source for Data Entry
Kelso Liber, ii, no. 334
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Kel. Lib., no. 334
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