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.
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
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.