The Bishoprics of Scotland.
|(H. 1).—St. Andrews
[On this list see Prof. Tout in Bp. Halton's reg. ii, Introduction.]
Memorandum On Writs.
295. (C. p. 282).—Writs in Chancery de cursu and de precepto.
All writs that are not pleadable in the Court are de cursu, also all
writs pleaded before justices itinerant, except those of miscarriage
of justice and attaints. All writs pleaded before the justices of
the Bench are de precepto except the following:—de ultima
presentacione, quare impedit, breve utrum, de recto, de advocacione
ecclesie, de dote unde nichil habet, nuper obiit, precipe in capite; and
when the lord of a fee resigns his court to the king, then the lord
ought to appear in person in the king's court, or certify the court
by his letters patent that he has resigned the court to the king.
All attachments and prohibitions of whatsoever kind are de cursu
at the Bench. All writs founded on statutes and reciting the
tenour of the statute come from Chancery de cursu. Writs
pleaded before justices at assizes are de precepto, except the writ of
trespass, which is called audita querela and is granted gratis. All
writs pleaded before the king are de precepto except the writ of
beasts of the plough. Assizes of novel disseisin concerning
tenements in a county in which the king is dwelling, if in England,
and arraigned before the king, are de cursu.
296. (C. p. 283).—Charter and bounds of the island of Holmcoltran and Rabi. [A late copy of part of no. 209.]
297. (C. p. 284, in a late hand).—The bounds of Caldbek.
Beginning at the head of Bowlandbeck and going down as Bowlandbek falls into Caldbek, and so descending by Caldbek to
Brokholgyll, and so up by Brokholgyll to the hedge (haya) on the
bank of Warnell [nos. 220, 248], and so by the same as far as the
head of Bowland beck; and whatever is included belongs to the
monastery of the blessed Mary of Holm and to the monks there