People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/144/14 (Med. Papal Reps., App. IV, no. 10 )

Pope Alexander IV writes to the abbot of Dunfermline and the archdeacons of Dunkeld and Teviotdale stating that the prior and chapter of St Andrews have complained that although it has been granted to them by the apostolic see that no one should dare to introduce any new order or build any chapel or oratory within the boundaries of their churches and parishes without their consent, nevertheless, D[avid], late bishop of St Andrews, introduced certain Trinitarian friars at his own will, and granted de facto to William de Valognes and other knights of the diocese that they could build certain chapels there, to the prior and convent’s prejudice and injury. The prior and convent thus ask that the said friars should be removed and the said knights restrained from constructing these chapels, and those places restored to their due state. Because the facts have not been established, Pope Alexander commands the above, after summoning those who should be summoned and hearing what is proposed, to establish what is canonical, without appeal, causing what you decree to be observed firmly by papal authority, notwithstanding if anyone of the parties shall have been granted by the same see that they cannot be excommunicated, suspended or placed under interdict. If they all cannot take part, two of them should do it.
Firm date
2 July 1255
Dating Notes
6 non. July, pontifical year 1
Place date (modern)
Place date (document)
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Source for Data Entry
Ferguson, Medieval Papal Reps., App. IV, no. 10
Trad. ID
Med. Papal Reps., App. IV, no. 10
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Charter type
Papal letter
Original (contemporary)
NLS, Adv. MS 15.1.19, no. 11 Ferguson, Medieval Papal Reps., App. I, no. 124

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Concession that no one introduce new order or build chapels, etc., without consent no
unavailable Concession of licence to build chapels no
2 Jul. 1255 Appointment of papal judges-delegate yes