William of Lamberton, bishop of St Andrews, conveys to the prior and convent of St Andrews, the church of Dairsie (FIF), with the land of Duff Cupar (FIF), and with all the other pertinents, which the canons were previously possessing by right of patronage, and at the present time, they will peacefully possess following the retirement or withdrawl of John, the present rector of the same church, for their sole use, so that, after the death of the same rector, or his resignation, the prior and convent will freely take hold of the said church, and they should hold it from that time perpetually, and will convert it for their uses by whatever means they will see necessary to exploit to it, by the bishop’s consent, or that of his successors. Nevertheless, the canons should provide one suitable chaplain to serve the church honestly, and if it should happen that the rector wishes to resign his church to the bishop’s vicars [i.e. the priory?] in his absence, he grants that his resignation be admitted in the bishop’s name by the present [charter]. The bishop reserves his episcopal customs.
Tuesday 7 February 1301
Tuesday nearest after the feast of the Purification of the blessed Mary (2 Feb.) the virgin in year of the lord 1300