People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 4/32/104 (Kel. Lib., no. 346)

The sub-prior and sacrist of Coldingham and the master of the schools of Berwick, commissaries of the abbot of Dunfermline, papal judge-delegate, announce the settlement of the case called before them between the abbot and convent of Kelso, plaintiff, and Walter, perpetual vicar of Roberton, Glasgow diocese, defendant, concerning the garbal teinds of the villa of Roberton (LAN), which the abbot and convent claimed to belong to them as bestowed upon them by the rector for their own uses. The abbot and convent of Kelso say and propose against Walter, vicar of Roberton, that although the church of Roberton belongs to them and their monastery, gifted and confirmed for their own uses, Walter is occupying and detaining the garbal teinds of the said church belonging to the abbot and convent by right, against justice and to the prejudice of the abbot and convent and their monastery; thus they petition a settlement declared that the teinds ought to belong to them and that Walter should be imposed with perpetual silence, and be condemned to pay to them the fruits from the said teinds, which they estimate at £300, and expenses made in the lawsuit. The judges pronounce, by the counsel and deliberation of prudent men, the teinds gifted and confirmed to the rectors of the church of Roberton for their own uses and adjudge the said vicar to perpetual silence.
Firm date
6 November 1279
Dating Notes
Monday before the feast of St Martin in hyeme
Place date (modern)
Berwick (Church of Holy Trinity)
Place date (document)
ecclesia sacnte Trinitatis de Suthberwyc
Related Place
Source for Data Entry
Kelso Liber, ii, no. 346
Trad. ID
Kel. Lib., no. 346
Calendar number
Charter type
Ferguson, Medieval Papal Reps., App. I, no. 153

Total number of associated factoids: 25