Pope Alexander III writes to the abbot of Jedburgh, and to other religious and ecclesiastical persons in the diocese of Glasgow, reporting that following letters from W[illiam], king of Scots, certain bishops of his realm, and the dean and chapter of Glasgow that J[ocelin], former abbot of Melrose, has been chosen bishop there, the pope has undertaken to ratify and establish the election. Jocelin was consecrated by papal command and, as has been reported to Alexander, has returned home. He should be shown due obedience as their bishop, and all of the sinodalia and other ecclesiastical customs which were accorded to Jocelin’s predecessor John should be continued. Otherwise Alexander will hold as ratified the sentence which the bishop would promulgate against the addressees.
10 April 1175
4 id Apr., before Bishop Jocelin’s consecration (× May 1175)