Brother Bernard, abbot of Arbroath, and the convent of the same place, state that in all their negotiations, lawsuits and disputes, in the presence of whatever judges, ordinary or delegate, arbitrators or their commissaries, they make, establish and ordain Sir Ness, prior of Fyvie, their fellow monk, and Master Geoffrey Todlaw, canon of Moray, their clerk, as the procurators of them and the monastery. They specify numerous privileges that Ness and Geoffrey are to be afforded including the right to acquire and refuse witnesses, to hear and appeal interlocutory and definitive sentences, to pursue appeals, etc. and also everything else which true and legitimate procurators are able to do and be given.
Wednesday 3 February 1312
Wednesday during the feast of the purification of the blessed Mary the virgin (starts 2 February), in the year of grace 1311