Pope Alexander III writes to Salomon, dean, and the canons of Glasgow, taking the church into his protection; all the possessions and goods which they have or may acquire by papal permission, by the liberality of kings or the gifts of the faithful, may remain with the dean and his successors, including the parish of Glasgow with all its rights and liberties and teinds just as they were given in the time of Bishop John and adding to that a ploughgate of land next to Renfrew which Herbert, late bishop, added to the prebend; the church of Govan (LAN) with the whole of Partick (LAN), the church of Renfrew with the teinds and customs which it held from the time of King David, one ploughgate of land in Glasgow with the church of Cadzow (LAN) and its pertinents, as in the time of King David; Barlanark (LAN) with Balornock (LAN) which Bishop Herbert added to the prebend; the prebend which the same bishop instituted from one ploughgate of measured land in Glasgow and of the seventh part of benefices which had been divided between six canons earlier; the prebend which Bishop John had instituted from the teinds of the ferme in cheese and flour, and in others which come to the bishop’s cellar and from the tenth of 8d. of the king’s pleas. He also sanctions that within the territory of Glasgow, of Govan, of Partick, and of the villa of ‘Mineschadin’ (sic, for ‘Inineschadin’, now Shettleston, LAN), no one in the demesne shall intend to claim any rights for himself. Also, upon the death of a bishop, the dean, with common counsel of his chapter, and together with the religious men of the city, may choose a successor. The pope directs that no man is permitted to disturb the church or carry away its possessions; saving to the bishop canonical justice and reverence and the authority of the apostolic see. Should any secular person attempt to go against this, after three warnings if he should not make amends, he may lost his honour and be liable to divine justice, and subject himself to retribution.