[Laurence], dean of Carrick, [Richard], dean of Cunningham, and [Alan], master of schools of Ayr, write to King Alexander of the Scots, reciting a papal mandate of Gregory [IX], appointing them appointing them papal judges-delegate in the case of the abbot and convent of Paisley concerning rights and ownership of certain of its churches. The abbot and convent having brought before the judges Gilbert, son of Samuel of Renfrew, layman, in the case, concerning all of that land of ‘Monachkennaran’ (DNB), which he held in the earldom of Lennox, which the abbot and convent claimed to pertain by right to the church of (Old) Kilpatrick (DNB), and which was alienated illicitly by Gilbert; because Gilbert had been absent, they have approved the intention of the abbot and convent, by the counsel of prudent men, in the same of their church of Kilpatrick; and they adjudge possession of the land of Monachkennaran, and condemn the expenses to Gilbert, and have entrusted the execution of the settlement to the bishop of Glasgow. And because Gilbert, from the Thursday before the feast of St Dunstan up to now, had endured a settlement of excommunication, [and] because he had held their Settlement in contempt, the judges thus beseech the king to extend the ‘secular arm’ against Gilbert, and not relax the excommunication until he shall obey the Settlement and satisfy the judges.
12 November 1233 X 25 April 1235
_Pais. Reg._, 166-68 (dated Saturday after the feast of St Martin, 1233) × _Pais. Reg._, 170-71 (feast of St Mark the evangelist, 1235)