Document 2/131/58 (Robertson, Concilia Scotiae, ii, 236)
Pope Alexander III writes to the abbot and brothers of Newbattle, reporting that the abbot and brothers of Holyrood have complained that Newbattle has rented from laymen for a fixed rent, lands from which Holyrood was accustomed to receive teinds and a large portion of its sustenance. Those brothers are greatly oppressed on account of this. It was not the intention of Alexander or his predecessors that Newbattle should not pay teinds on rented lands. Alexander commands that teinds be paid to Holyrood from lands which are rented in its parishes and from which Holyrood was accustomed to receive teinds, or that an agreement be reached between the houses to avoid future scandal.
circa 15 October 1159 X 30 August 1181
Time at which Pope Alexander could conduct normal papal business after his election × death of Pope Alexander