Hugh, abbot of Dryburgh, Thomas, prior of Coldingham, and Laurence, archdeacon of St Andrews, recite a letter of Brother James, papal penitentiary, chaplain and legate, commanding them to hear the case between Abbot Herbert and the convent of Kelso and Sir Alan de Montgomery, knight, concerning the exaction of certain teinds and damages inflicted. It was agreed between the parties that the said A[lan] de Montgomery promised before the judges in the full chapter of Merse at Ednam, on Friday after the fourth Sunday in Lent, 1221, he would never move against the said abbot and the monks concerning the exaction of the teinds of his land, which the abbot and monks of Kelso had cultivated from wasteland in the territory of Innerwick (ELO), or the multure from the fruits of the same land. A[lan], knight, being called in the case before them by the same abbot and monks, promised himself on behalf of his body of men to make provisions, give counsel and give aid to the abbot and monks. So that this was enacted and would be observed firmly, the judges received a corporeal oath from the said A[lan], knight.
18 March 1222
Friday after the Sunday which is called Letare Ierusalem (i.e. 4th Sunday in Lent), 1221 [Ash dates it 26 March 1221]