Bernard, bishop-elect of Naples, wishes to make known that in the case between the abbot and convent of Dryburgh and Master Aimery (Emeric), rector of the church of Lauder, concerning that church, certain teinds and other things, called before Master Martin, bishop of Mantua, papal chaplain. Master Bernard de Cardella, clerk, procurator of the abbot and convent of Dryburgh related before Master Martin, provost of Parinensis (sic for Paris?) and auditor-general causarum in curia, against Master Emeric, who calls himself rector of the church of Lauder, that the said church pertained by right to the monastery and the same master occupied it against justice and detained it. Whereby the procurator, in the name of the abbot and convent, petitioned that Aimery be condemned to pay 200 marks in expenses. Theobald de Sens, clerk, substitute procurator for Finato, procurator of Master Aimery, answered in the negative. The same Theobald extended the petition in this manner: before the judges, Master Theobald, procurator of Master Emeric, rector of the church of Lauder, saying and proposing to Master Martin, papal chaplain, against the procurator of Dryburgh that all the teinds situated in the parish of Lauder may pertain to Emeric by common right, the abbot and convent shall pay half of all the greater and lesser teinds in certain villas situated in the parish of Lauder, that is, Pilmuir (BWK), Trabrown (BWK), Whitlaw (BWK), the land which belonged to William ‘de Blendi’, Glengelt (lost, in Lauder ph., BWK), Todlaw (BWK), Whalp Law (now Lyleston Hill, BWK), Addinston (BWK), Burncastle (BWK), which is estimated at 200 marks. Master Bernard of Langardalle, substitute procurator by Master William of Lothian, answered in the negative. Therefore, the suit contested before him, Bernard has adjudged the church of Lauder to Master William of Lothian, procurator of the abbot and convent; that the church of Channelkirk, which belongs to them in full right, shall be absolved from being subjected to them concerning the teinds which the other parties had petitioned; it is agreed that the church of Channelkirk had been the mother and parochial church of all the valley before the church of Lauder was founded there; it was agreed that Emeric, though opposing the other party, had been approved by the diocesan bishop, having been instituted there at the presentation of John de Balliol, who claimed to be patron of the same church, and not by the adverse party.
24 July 1252
1252, Wednesday, 10 kal. Aug. (23 July (x kal. Aug.) was a Tuesday, so this should perhaps be read ‘ix kal.’).
Place date (modern)
Perugia (Sir Guy's house)
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Perusium in hospitio ejusdem Electi scilicet in domo domini Guidonis