Pope Innocent [IV] writes to the abbots of Jedburgh and Dryburgh and the prior of Coldingham, noting that it has been proposed before him that some clerics and laymen, asserting to have some disputes against the abbot and convent of Kelso, presume to invade and detain for a long time some monks, sometimes converts and sometimes animals, and other goods of the monastery; until disputes of this sort are satisfied, although they may not have jurisdiction in the same, they may be ordinary or delegate [judges]. He directs that they should prevent any person from presuming to occupy, pledge, invade, or detain in any way the goods of the monastery or to cause trouble, without right. The pope thus commands them not to permit this and to compel the molesters by ecclesiastical censure. If all of them cannot be present, let two of them do it.
28 June 1243 X 7 December 1254
Pontificate of Innocent IV, cf. Ferguson, _Medieval Papal Representatives in Scotland_, 135 n.138
Source for Data Entry
Kelso Liber, ii, no. 465
Kel. Lib., no. 465
Ferguson, Medieval Papal Reps., App. I, no. 17 (attributed to Innocent III, IV or V)