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Gifts of King David

From Documents Listed In Paradox of Medieval Scotland 1093-1314


The Paradox of Medieval Scotland Records for Kirkton Church

Listed below are eight documents relating to the Kirkton Church, then known as the church of Wester Kinghorn.

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1160

Gifts of King David I- Document 2/10/30 (SEA, i, no. 145) 
Arnold, bishop of St Andrews, for Dunfermline Abbey; has granted church of Perth (PER) and ...

Arnold, bishop of St Andrews, for Dunfermline Abbey; has granted church of Perth (PER) and that of Stirling (STL) with chapels and schools, and churches of Newburn (FIF), Kinglassie (FIF), Kirkcaldy (FIF), and Wester Kinghorn (Burntisland, FIF), chapel of Inverkeithing (FIF), church of Inveresk (MLO) with chapel of Cousland (MLO) and teinds of Keith (Humbie, ELO), and churches of Woolmet (MLO) and Hailes (MLO)
FIRM DATE
20 November 1160 X 13 September 1162

1172

Gifts of King David I - Document 2/10/81 (SEA, i, no. 162) 
Richard, bishop of St Andrews, for Dunfermline Abbey; he has given and granted to Dunfermline Abbey the church of Wester Kinghorn (Burntisland, FIF).
FIRM DATE
2 April 1172 X 1178

1178

Gifts of King David I- Document 2/10/105 (SEA, i, no. 216) 
Hugh, bishop of St Andrews, for Dunfermline Abbey; receives it with all its possessions into his care and that of St Andrew. He grants church of Kellie (Carnbee, FIF) and church of Wester Kinghorn [Burntisland, FIF] from his feu.
FIRM DATE
1178 X 16 January 1188

1182

The Gifts of King David I - Document 2/132/13 (Dunf. Reg., no. 238) 
Pope Lucius III writes to Archibald, abbot of Dunfermline, and the brethren there, and, following his predecessor Pope Alexander, takes the monastery into his protection; all the possessions and goods which were collated to them by Kings Malcolm [III], Edgar, Alexander, David and Malcolm [IV], late kings of Scots, or of the faithful, in cultivated and uncultivated lands, waters, pastures and woods which they possess canonically or shall acquire in the future by papal permission, by the liberality of kings or the gifts of the faithful; the place in which their monastery was founded, on the burial-place of the kings of Scotland, with all that belongs to it, and the burgh on that side of the water on which the monastery is also to be found. The church of Inverkeithing (FIF), the villa of Wester Kinghorn (Burntisland, FIF), the church of Kellie (FIF), the villa and church of Kirkcaldy (FIF), the villa and church of Newburn (FIF), the church of Perth (PER) and the chapel of the castle, with lands and dwellings and everything they hold within and outwith the burgh, the church of Stirling (STL) and the chapel of the castle, the church of West Calder (MLO), the church of Kirknewton (MLO), Inveresk (MLO) major with pertinents and the church of the same _villa_ with the chapel of Cousland (MLO), Inveresk minor, the _villa_ and church of Woolmet (MLO); in Moray, Urquhart (MOR) with the church; the lands, water, meadows, pastures, woods, easements, liberties and everything which they had in those villas, and elsewhere by its right marches, with tofts, dwellings, rents in Berwick, Edinburgh and the other royal burghs; the fisheries, nets in the sea and rivers, and heads of all fish called whales wherever they are captured between the Forth and Tay; freedom in the courts in all their lands, and everything else according to the kings charter. The abbey is exempt from tithes on new lands brought under cultivation by them or at their expense. They are also exempt from tithes on the offspring of their animals. They are permitted to take in whatever clerics or laymen have fled from the secular world and have converted freely, and to retain them without any contradiction. None of the brothers, after making their profession, shall be permitted to depart the cloister without the permission of the abbot; no one may intend to depart without the surety of common letters; he permits the right to celebrate divine office privately and quietly during a general interdict. In the parish churches, he is permitted to elect clerics or priests and present [them] to the bishop; if they are suitable, the bishop may commit cure of souls to them so that they may answer for spiritual and temporal dues. He also allows the privilege of anointment, holy oil, dedications of the altar or basilica, benedictions of the abbots, ordinations of the clerics or monks, and all other ecclesiastical sacraments, preferred from any bishop in the kingdom of the Scots who is in communion with the apostolic see. The pope decrees that burial, for those who shall decide to be buried in that place, will be unimpeded, except for those excommunicated or under interdict, saving justice to the church where they are buried. He also establishes by apostolic authority those liberties and immunities which King David and other Scottish kings granted to the monastery. No one shall promulgate a sentence of excommunication, suspension or interdict without just cause. No one shall impose new exactions or customs of the churches or chapels which is not owed. Within the cloisters of the monastery, no one may commit arson or theft, robbery, or seize or murder men.
FIRM DATE
29 April 1182

1184

Gifts of King David I - Document 2/132/19 (Dunf. Reg., no. 239) 
Pope Lucius III writes to Archibald, abbot of Dunfermline, and the brethren there, taking the monastery into his protection; all the possessions and goods which they have or may acquire by papal permission, by the liberality of kings or the gifts of the faithful, may remain with the abbot and his successors, including the place where the monastery is situated and all the liberties and pertinents; the burgh on the that side of the water where the monastery is situated; all oblations to the high altar; the church of Inverkeithing (FIF), 23 acres of land and a certain pasture next to Dunfermline; half the ferry-tolls of St Margaret the queen; all of Wester Kinghorn (FIF); all of Kirkcaldy (FIF) and its church; all of the shire and church of Newburn (FIF); the shire and church of Goatmilk (FIF); Fetters (FIF); the church of Kellie (FIF) and the chapel of Abercrombie (FIF); the church of Perth (PER), the chapel of the castle, the hospital of St Leonard (PER); and Balmacglenin (Friarton, PER) with its pertinents; the church of the Holy Trinity at Dunkeld; Fordie; Dalmarnock (PER), Bendochy (PER), Couttie (PER), Inchturphin (PER) and Keithick (PER); the cell of Urquhart in Moray with the church and lands; the eighth part of all pleas and complaints in Fife and Fothrif; the teinds of crops and prebends of the king from Kinghorn, Kellie, and Crail (FIF); 20s. annually from the kings ferme of Fithkil (Leslie, FIF), the teinds of the kings malt and prebend from Clackmannan (CLA); the whole half of the teinds of profits and of all the kings rents from Argyll and Kintyre; the teinds of all deer seized between Lammermuir and Tay; half the leather, tallow and fat of animals slaughtered at feasts held in Stirling and between the Forth and Tay; each Saturday at court around Lammermuir one [part?] leather and every sixth Saturday two [parts?] leather, and two parts tallow and six hides of rams and lambs; the whole head, except the tongue, of every whale caught between the Forth and Tay; the church of Stirling with one ploughgate of land, the chapel of the castle and the whole teinds of all the kings demesne in Stirling and the rents of the burgh and all the kings cain in the same province; the chapel of the castle of Dunipace (STL); Inveresk major (MLO) with its church; Inveresk minor; the chapel of Cousland (MLO); the burgh and port of Musselburgh with all its liberties; all of Woolmet (MLO) and the church of the villa; Carberry (MLO); Smeaton (MLO); the villa and church of Hailes (MLO); the church of West Calder (MLO); the church of Kirknewton (MLO); a rent of 100s. in Edinburgh, from the day of King Malcolms funeral; the dwellings and lands which they have in the burghs of Edinburgh, Haddington, Roxburgh, Berwick, Stirling and Perth with the fisheries in Berwick and in other burghs; Ledmacduuegil (Mastertown, FIF) and all their places, lands, teinds, pertinents, waters, meadows, pastures, woods, easements and liberties; from the kings forests, wood for fires and building; the liberties and immunities granted by Malcolm I [sic III], Alexander, Edgar, David, and Malcolm II [sic IV], late kings of Scots; and all pertinents for their own uses. They are to be free from tolls and all secular customs throughout the realm of Scotland and all the men of the abbey shall be free from all labour-service on bridges, castles and other works. The abbey is exempt from tithes on new lands brought under cultivation by them or at their expense. They are also exempt from tithes on the offspring of their animals. He permits the right to celebrate divine office privately and quietly during a general interdict. In the parish churches, he is permitted to elect clerics or priests and present [them] to the bishop; if they are suitable, the bishop may commit cure of souls to them so that they may answer for spiritual and temporal dues. He also allows the privilege of anointment, holy oil, dedications of the altar or basilica, benedictions of the abbots, ordinations of the clerics or monks, and all other ecclesiastical sacraments. The pope decrees that burial, for those who shall decide to be buried in that place, will be unimpeded, except for those excommunicated or under interdict, saving justice to the church where they are buried. No one shall impose new exactions or customs of the churches or chapels which is not owed. Within the cloisters of the monastery, no one may commit arson or theft, robbery, or seize or murder men.
FIRM DATE
11 October 1184

1225

Gifts of King David I- Document 2/97/17 (Dunf. Reg., no. 106) 
Prior Henry and convent of St Andrews for Dunfermline Abbey; have proffered consent to grant and confirmation which Bishop William of St Andrews made concerning churches, possessions and all ecclesiastical benefices which Dunfermline hold and possess in bishopric of St Andrews, just as contained in bishop's charter, namely, church of Perth and school of same villa, chapel of castle, church of villa of 'Glinen' (Friarton, PER), church of St Leonard (PER), church of Stirling (STL) and school of same villa, chapel of castle; churches of Kellie (Carnbee, FIF), Abercrombie (FIF), Newburn (FIF), Kinglassie (FIF), Kinghorn Wester (Burntisland) (FIF), the chapel of Inverkeithing (FIF), church of Inveresk (MLO) with chapel of Cousland (MLO), teinds of Keith (ELO), churches of Woolmet (MLO), Hailes (Colinton, MLO), Kirknewton (MLO), West Calder (MLO) and Melville (MLO), saving episcopal rights and customs
FIRM DATE
1225 X 21 May 1236

1225

Gifts of King David I- Document 2/97/18 (Dunf. Reg., no. 142) 

Prior Henry and convent of St Andrews; for Dunfermline Abbey; have proffered their consent to grant and confirmation which Bishop William of St Andrews made concerning churches, possessions and all ecclesiastical benefices which Dunfermline hold and possess in bishopric of St Andrews, just as contained in bishop's charter, namely, church of Perth and school of same villa, chapel of castle, church of villa of 'Glenewm' (Friarton, PER), church of St Leonard (PER), church of Stirling (STL) and school of same villa, chapel of castle; churches of Kellie (Carnbee, FIF), Abercrombie (FIF), Newburn (FIF), Kinglassie (FIF), Kinghorn Wester (Burntisland) (FIF), garbal teinds pertaining to church of Inverkeithing (FIF), church of Inveresk (MLO) with chapel of Cousland (MLO), teinds of Keith (ELO), churches of Woolmet (MLO), Hailes (Colinton, MLO), Kirknewton (MLO), West Calder (MLO) and Melville (MLO), saving episcopal rights and customs.
FIRM DATE
1225 X 21 May 1236

1240

Gifts of King David I- Document 2/10/210 (Dunf. Reg., no. 119) 
David, bishop of St Andrews, for Dunfermline Abbey; gives churches of Woolmet (MLO) and 'Parva' [Wester] Kinghorn (FIF), when vacant, monks may convert fruits of churches for their own uses, they may present vicar to church of Woolmet when vacant. Because profits of church of Parva Kinghorn are small, he wishes that they may make church served by suitable and honest chaplains.
FIRM DATE
21 December 1240

  
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