Roger, bishop of St Andrews, William, abbot of Holyrood, and Master Robert of St Andrews, papal judges-delegate, pronounce in the dispute between Kelso Abbey and Ralph, dean of Dumfries, and Martin, the clerk, his nephew, over the church of Dumfries (DMF). At length the case was amicably settled in the judges’ presence: Ralph and Martin renounced what right they seemed to have in the church of Dumfries and resigned into the abbot’s hands the charters about it which were in their possession. If any document about the church is found at any time they will not use it. The abbot and monks granted Martin, a clerk and their faithful man, the church of Dumfries with the chapels of the burgh and the castle and with all its appurtenances to be held from the monks for life, rendering annually to the monks as a pension 20 marks at Kelso, that is, 10 marks at Michaelmas and 10 marks at Easter, and paying the episcopal dues for all these. If the land of Dumfries should be destroyed by war, the abbot and monks will grant some remission to Martin according to the assessment of trustworthy men.
15 February 1198 X 7 July 1202
Consecration × death of Bishop Roger; he was absent in France Aug.-Dec. 1199, and in England Oct. 1200-Feb. 1201
Source for Data Entry
Scottish Episcopal Acta, i, no. 256 (formerly no. 257)