Paradox of Medieval Scotland 1093 - 1314

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[sourceicon] Document 1/4/9 (Chrs. David I, no. 30)

Description
King David gives notice that Robert bishop of St Andrews declared that he claimed no custom and nothing in law against the church of Coldingham, but willed and granted that the church of Coldingham should be free from all custom and service, saving episcopal obedience. The King therefore wills and firmly instructs that the church of Coldingham, his own charitable foundation (mea elemosina) should remain free and quit of all custom and service.
Firm date
circa 17 July 1127
Probable date
17 July 1127, or later
Dating Notes
Around the same time as Bishop Robert's charter regarding Coldingham (Raine, _North Durham_, App., no. 446; Lawrie, _ESC_, no. 73).
Source for Data Entry
Chrs. David I, no. 30
Trad. ID
Chrs. David I, no. 30
Calendar number
1/4/9
Charter type
Notification
Language
Latin
Document type notes
This document is really in a category of its own, and may be a forgery.
Original (contemporary)
yes
Notes
Durham cathedral muniments, Misc. Ch. 569
Document Image
See the Models of Authority website for an image of this charter with transcription, translation, etc.