Master Laurence, archdeacon of St Andrews, Master Alexander de St Martin and Ralph, dean of Lothian, announce that in their presence in the chapter of Lothian the case was heard between the abbot and convent of Dryburgh and the prioress and nuns of South Berwick (i.e. Berwick-upon-Tweed) concerning the plundering of the immunity payment of the teinds of a certain boat of the canons from the island of Eldbotle (Fidra, ELO). They have weighed carefully the discussions heard and the clear plundering which the canons threatened was shown to be true and the nuns, who had claimed right to the teinds, proof of their claim was thoroughly lacking. They pronounce the canons to be restored of the immunity payment of the teinds of the said boat, saving to the nuns the complaint over ownership saving to the canons the complaint over injury and expenses.
1214 X 29 March 1240
prob. 1231 ×
Ralph as dean of Lothian × first attestation of Adam as archdeacon of St Andrews; prob. early 1230s (Watt, _Graduates_, 478)