People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 4/8/25 (St A. Lib., 329-31)

An agreement between (i) Prior J[ohn] and the convent of St Andrews and (ii) the master and nuns of Haddington, discussed at length in the chapter of East Lothian, concerning the greater and lesser teinds of Haddington, namely those of one ploughgate of land in the territory of Athelstaneford (ELO), once belonging to the territory of Drem, two oxgangs of land contained in the old garden of Stevenston (ELO), the land that is situated between the old garden and the villa of Haddington, a half acre of land next to the mill-house of Stevenston, and the crofts of certain burgesses of Haddington that at the time the master and nuns held; and the lesser teinds of Byres (ELO), and of the cottars of Byres and of ‘Bernis’ (perh. Barns in Crail?) which the canons claim by right from the master and nuns. The case was decided on the Saturday after St Peter ad Vincula in the church of Lauder, 1245, before Master Andrew of Aberdeen, official of the bishop of St Andrews, in the presence of J[ohn], abbot of Dryburgh, Masters William of Greenlaw, Adam of Makerstoun and Henry of Holtan and other good men, clergy and laity, religious and secular. Peter, canon, procurator of the canons of St Andrews, remitted and quitclaimed to the nuns of Haddington all the teinds named above and the said nuns may possess the other teinds peaceably and may turn them to their own use; in return for this remission and quitclaim the master and nuns granted a rent of 20s. in teinds of Falside in the parish of Crail (now in Kingsbarns). Because all the garbal teinds of Falside are estimated by good and faithful men to be valued at 17s. more than the rent of 20s. assigned, with the common consent and assent of both parties, it was provided that the canons would pay to the nuns 17s. annually at Easter for the remaining teinds and they shall possess the garbal teinds of Falside in perpetuity and may lawfully turn them to their own use. Both parties placed themselves under the jurisdiction of the bishop of St Andrews that they would observe the agreement and would be compelled to observe it by ecclesiastical censure.
Firm date
Saturday 5 August 1245
Dating Notes
Saturday after St Peter ad Vincula, 1245
Place date (modern)
Lauder (church)
Place date (document)
in ecclesia de Laued'
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Source for Data Entry
St Andrews Liber, 329-31
Trad. ID
St A. Lib., 329-31
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Charter type

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
Saturday 5 Aug. 1245 Agreement between (i) Prior J[ohn] and the convent of St Andrews and (ii) the master and nuns of Haddington, over teinds yes Chapter of Lothian