Abstract of a writ, in Rot. Scot., i, 19, which the sheriff of Northumberland was ordered to present to John, king of Scotland, summoning him before Edward I on this date to answer a complaint by the proctors of Reading abbey that John denied them justice in their suit to recover the priory of May and its pertinents. John did not appear, and the sheriff showed that he had delivered the summons at Lanark on 10 February before witnesses, John Comyn, Alexander de Balliol, Hugh de Eure and Walter of Cambo. The sheriff was ordered to summon John a third time, adjourning him to appear a month after Easter next. John was also ordered to show at that time why he had ignored two previous summonses and to bring with him any records relevant to the case so that it could be settled.