Document 4/32/2 (Med. Papal Reps., App. IV, no. 1)
Brother John and Brother Laurence, abbots of Kelso and Melrose, papal judges-delegate, settle the dispute between the monks of Durham and Walter Olifard, concerning the church of Smailholm (ROX), villa of the same Walter, which the monks sought as a chapel, asserting that it should belong to their church of Earlston (BWK). Having heard the witnesses of Durham it was decided that Walter give and grant to Durham in free and perpetual alms 2 marks yearly from the church of Smailholm during the life of Fulk the clerk, and after his death 2½ marks yearly in perpetuity, free and quit of all custom and service, so that the monks shall require nothing more from the church except with the agreement of Walter. Fulk, the clerk, who is at present the persona instituted in that church, gave an oath regarding the marks to be paid to the monks yearly, that is, 1 mark at Martinmas and 1 mark at Pentecost. All who are instituted after him by G. [sic Walter] in the church of Smailholm shall, before they are installed, give their faith and oath to the monks regarding payment. G. [sic Walter] and the monks of Durham both pledged to observe this agreement.