William, earl of Ross, in compensation for the damages, injuries and losses to the churches of Petty (INV) and Brackley (INV), imposed on him by Archibald, bishop of Moray, has given, granted, and by this his charter has established, to Elgin Cathedral and Bishop Archibald and the chapter of the same place, in pure and perpetual alms, two davochs of land in Ross called Cadboll (ROS), and one quarter-land called ‘Petkenny’ (Pitcalnie?) (ROS), for the nourishment and support of the Friars Minor who might be dwelling at the time in their house at Elgin (MOR) near the cathedral church. The bishop of Moray will appoint some prudent man and faithful distributor, who each year, at its terms, will receive all manner of the rent of the said lands in full, and will distribute them beneficially to the sustenance and necessary uses of the said brothers as should seem best. And if the said Friar Minors are unwilling to stay, the rents of the said lands will be converted for the support of two chaplains in the cathedral church of Elgin, celebrating mass for the souls of all the faithful departed, by the advice of the said bishop and the chapter of Moray. The earl wills and grants that the bishop and his successors are to hold the said lands in pure and perpetual alms.
January 1251 X 28 December 1272
Death of Fearchar, earl of Ross × Consecration of Matthew the succentor as bishop of Ross. Watt dates this 1255 ×, but uncertain of evidence.