People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 4/20/9 (Kel. Lib., no. 207)

An agreement is formed between Abbot R[ichard] and the convent of Kelso and Sir Eustace de Vescy, at the petition of the king, concerning the chapel which he claimed to have in his court at Sprouston (ROX), whereby the abbot conceded to him and his wife, daughter of the king, that they may have a chapel in his court where they may come to hear divine services. The priest who celebrates there shall given an oath to the abbot and convent that the mother church of Sprouston will be injured in no way by the church through the year to a value of 4d. The chaplain of the mother church shall secure all oblations of the servants of Eustace and the parishioners of the church, except those who are of Sir Eustace’s own court or the court of the lady, and except the arriving guests as long as the lord or lady shall be there, besides those who have residence in the parish of Sprouston, whose oblations the priest will secure to the mother church. If it pleases Sir Eustace, any chaplain established there shall provide an oath that nothing will injure the mother church of Sprouston; when lord or lady shall be absent, if any guests arrive, their oblations shall fall to the uses of the mother church.
Firm date
Wednesday 18 April 1207
Dating Notes
1207, Wednesday before Maundy Thursday
Source for Data Entry
Kelso Liber, i, no. 207
Trad. ID
Kel. Lib., no. 207
Calendar number
Charter type

Total number of associated factoids: 17