The abbot of Paisley, [John], precentor of Glasgow, and [Robert], treasurer of Glasgow, principal papal judges-delegate, and the sub-dean of Glasgow, their deputy, settle the controversy between the abbot and convent of Kelso and the abbot and convent of Melrose concerning the greater and lesser teinds and other rights belonging to the parish church of Mow (ROX). It is said that Kelso Abbey obtained the church of Mow in the archdeaconry of Teviotdale for their own uses, while the abbot and convent of Melrose had acquired after the General Council the possessions which they have within the parish boundaries of the church. Of the possessions, before they reached the hands of the monks of Melrose, they carried off teinds and other parochial rights of the church against justice, and object to returning [them]; thus, [Kelso Abbey] petitions the abbot and convent of Melrose for restitution of the said teinds and other parochial rights, which teinds and rights they estimated at £300, and that they be compelled to pay in full the teinds and other parish rights of the church. The subdean of Glasgow, vice-deputy of abbot of Paisley, the precentor and treasurer of Glasgow, papal judges, pronounces to the procurator of the abbot and convent of Melrose a definitive settlement in the case. On that day, the parties appearing in court through their procurators, the judges pronounced [in favour of] the intention of the abbot and convent of Kelso of the teinds and other parochial rights in the church of Mow; they pronounced a settlement of condemnation against the procurator of the abbot and convent of Melrose and to render to the abbot and convent of Kelso, rectors of the church of Mow, all the teinds and possessions which they acquired in that parish after the General Council, following which the abbot and convent of Kelso were accustomed to receive from all the parishioners staying in the lands; by witnesses in court, it was proved that the abbot and convent of Kelso, rectors of the church of Mow had been injured for 260 marks by the abbot and convent of Melrose by reason of unjust detention of the teinds and other parochial rights, on account of which the judges condemn the same to render to the abbey and convent of Kelso 260 marks for injuries together with £20 for expenses within the Sunday called Quasi modo geniti.
19 December 1269
Thursday before the feast of St Thomas the Apostle