Henry, bishop of Whithorn, makes known that he has made his profession to Sir John [le Romeyn, archbishop of York], his metropolitan, on 9 September, in his chamber of Hexham, 1286, in the presence of Masters John de Craucumbe, archdeacon of East Riding, William of Pickering, professor of canonical law, Robert of Pickering, professor of civil law, Robert de la Ford, canon of Beverley, Thomas de ‘Castro forti’, Thomas of St Botulph, Master Nicholas of Ellerker, Robert of Nottingham, clerics, and many others called at witnesses. Henry, bishop of Whithorn, pledges that he shall not go against the church of York and he shall observe its statutes, and obey his legate or nuncio, and he shall go if called to synodals, or else send a canon, and he shall visit the papal curia yearly at York, unless given special license to stay behind. He and his church of Whithorn shall be under [the jurisdiction of?] the church of York as the church has been from ancient times submissive and a suffragan. Henry may not sell his possessions, which pertain to his manse, nor alienate, pledge, newly infeft, or give them by any other means.