Brice, prior of Monymusk, G[ermanus], prior of Restenneth, and Denis, dean of Angus, recite a mandate of Pope Honorius [III], appointing them judges-delegate in the case called by Coupar Angus Abbey against Dunfermline Abbey and J., clerk, concerning the church of Bendochy (PER) and other things. By the authority of the mandate, the judges, in consequence of the contumacy of the abbot and monks of Dunfermline, they have pronounced Coupar Angus Abbey in possession of the lands of Bendochy and Couttie (PER). The abbot and convent of Dunfermline in his contumacy, the judges had given him a year’s caution to prove his possession. On account of the year lapsing, at the instance of the abbot and convent of Coupar, by the authority of the lord pope and having taken counsel with prudent men and skilled judges, they adjudge full possession of the land, saving the complaint of ownership to the abbot and convent of Dunfermline.
circa 28 December 1220 X 24 March 1222
Near or after _C.A. Chrs._, no. 30 [After the perambulation on Holy Innocents’ Day, 1220 × latest possible date for William de Munfichet’s charter (_C.A. Chrs._, no. 31).]
Source for Data Entry
Coupar Angus Chrs., i, no. 32
C.A. Chrs., no. 32
Darnaway Castle, Earl of Moray Muns., Box 32, Div. V, Bdle I, no. 4
Ferguson, Medieval Papal Reps., App. I, no. 44