Letters of Protection to the Bishop of Glasgow, his lands and men (1251)


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'XI: Letters of Protection to the Bishop of Glasgow, his lands and men (1251)', Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow 1175-1649: Part 2 (1894), pp. 16. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=47941 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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XI. Letters of Protection by King Alexander III. to the Bishop of Glasgow, his lands and men, and all their possessions. Roxburgh, 30 April 1251.

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Alexander Dei gracia Rex Scottorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, salutem. Sciatis nos venerabilem patrem Willelmum episcopum Glasguensem terras suas et homines suos et universas eorundem possessiones sub firma pace et protectione nostra iuste suscepisse. Quare firmiter prohibemus ne quis eis malum iniuriam molestiam aut grauamen aliquod inferre presumat iniuste super nostram plenariam forisfacturam. Testibus, Patricio Comite de Dunbar, Alexandro senescallo et Roberto de Meyners camerario. Apud Rokesburgh trecesimo die Aprilis anno regni nostri secundo.


Alexander, by the grace of God King of Scots, to all good men of his whole land, clerics and laics, greeting. Know ye that we have rightly taken a venerable father, William bishop of Glasgow, his lands and his men, and all their possessions under our firm peace and protection. Wherefore we straitly forbid that any one presume unjustly to do harm, injury, molestation, or trouble whatsoever to them under pain of our full forfeiture. Witnesses, Patrick earl of Dunbar, Alexander the steward, and Robert of Meyners chamberlain. At Rokesburgh the thirtieth day of April, of our reign the second year.