In 1248, on 7 May, in the parish church of St Andrews, John, prior of St Andrews, John, prior of May, and Adam, archdeacon of St Andrews, papal judges-delegate in the case called between the abbot and convent of Dryburgh, plaintiff, and Master Emeric, rector of the church of Lauder (BWK), defendant, read through apostolic letters of Innocent [IV], appointing them judges in the case. Having heard the petition of the abbot and convent of Dryburgh against the said Emeric concerning the petition of the church of Lauder, which church the said abbot and convent of Dryburgh claimed to pertain by right to their monastery. Because Emeric was absent the judges declared him contumacious [and] examined the depositions produced by the abbot and convent of Dryburgh. The intention of the said abbot and convent of Dryburgh was proved legitimate and they adjudged the church of Lauder with everything that pertains to the same church to the monastery of Dryburgh and they adjudge that Master Emeric be imposed with perpetual silence, and that he should pay 100 marks to the abbot and convent for expenses in the lawsuit.
Thursday 7 May 1248
1248, Thursday after the Invention of the Holy Cross