Settlement: DCA DCD Misc. Ch. 1330

Description (from People of Medieval Scotland)

Richard, bishop of St Andrews, Ailred, abbot of Rievaulx and William, abbot of Melrose, as papal judges-delegate, settle at Berwick the dispute between the churches of Durham and Kelso over the chapel of Earlston (BWK) according to the tenor of letters of Pope Alexander [III], namely, if the prior of Durham could prove possession of the chapel of Earlston for forty years without interruption they should impose silence about the chapel on the monks of Kelso. Possession for forty years was canonically proved in their presence by the oath of twelve priests, one deacon and two laymen. The monks of Kelso were silenced and the judges awarded the chapel to the church of Durham in perpetuity.

Current location

Repository
Durham Cathedral Archives
Town or City
Durham
Shelfmark
DCD Misc. Ch. 1330

Other information

Catalogue Numbers
PoMS Document 4/32/1
SEA, i no. 209
Format
Unspecified
Date
28 March 1165 x 12 January 1167

People of Medieval Scotland (PoMS Document 4/32/1)

Richard, bishop of St Andrews, Ailred, abbot of Rievaulx and William, abbot of Melrose, as papal judges-delegate, settle at Berwick the dispute between the churches of Durham and Kelso over the chapel of Earlston (BWK) according to the tenor of letters of Pope Alexander [III], namely, if the prior of Durham could prove possession of the chapel of Earlston for forty years without interruption they should impose silence about the chapel on the monks of Kelso. Possession for forty years was canonically proved in their presence by the oath of twelve priests, one deacon and two laymen. The monks of Kelso were silenced and the judges awarded the chapel to the church of Durham in perpetuity.

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