Jocelin, bishop of Glasgow announces that he and Brother O[sbert], prior of Paisley, have been delegated by the pope to hear and decide the dispute between Kelso Abbey and Simon Lockhart over the chapel of Symington (LAN) which the monks of Kelso claim, saying that it should belong to their church of Wiston (LAN). Desiring to carry out this command according to the form of the law, they called the parties into their presence. The monks produced witnesses to affirm that they had seen people of Symington receive sacraments from the church of Wiston as from the mother church. They added that, since they had brought the case, a persona had been presented to the church by Simon, contrary to canon law. At length it was agreed that Simon quitclaimed the chapel to Kelso Abbey with all its appurtenances in free and perpetual alms; as a result very many kissed his hand in the judges’ presence. The monks conceded that the parson instituted at Simon’s presentation should hold it from them for life with all its appurtenances freely and quietly. The judges wish this agreement to be ratified and confirmed in their presence, and confirm the chapel to Kelso Abbey with all its appurtenances free and quit in perpetuity by their and apostolic authority.
1175 X 24 March 1186
Consecration of Bishop Jocelin × Richard dean of Teviotdale in office
Source for Data Entry
Scottish Episcopal Acta, i, no. 105
SEA, i, no. 105
Ferguson, Medieval Papal Reps., App. I, no. 5 [dated 1199]