People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/144/40 (Inchaff. Chrs., no. 84 )

Pope Alexander IV writes to the abbot and prior of Holywood, noting that he has heard that the abbot and convent of Inchaffray and their predecessors had granted teinds, rents, mills, woods, jurisdictions, lands, possessions and other goods to certain clerics and laymen, both religious and secular, so for a long time, others in perpetuity and others for life, at ferme or sub annuo censu, to the great injury to the church. He thus commands the abbot and prior to discover which goods of the church had been alienated or divided, not hindering letters, oaths or confirmation to the above, and to recover for the same its lawful rights and ownership, compelling those opposed by ecclesiastical censure without appeal.
Firm date
29 August 1256
Dating Notes
4 kal. Sept., pontifical year 2
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Source for Data Entry
Inchaffray Chrs., no. 84
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Inchaff. Chrs., no. 84
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Papal letter
Original (contemporary)
Earl of Kinnoull, Dupplin Charters, Bull No. 5 Ferguson, Medieval Papal Reps., App. I, no. 128

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29 Aug. 1256 Appointment of papal judges-delegate yes

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Date Short Summary Title Holder
29 Aug. 1256 pope Alexander IV, pope (d.1261)
29 Aug. 1256 abbot of Holywood Unknown, abbot of Holywood
29 Aug. 1256 prior of Holywood Unknown, prior of Holywood