This week – 8 August 1299

Edward I wrote to the guardian of the monastery of Kelso noting the request by ‘Friar’ Thomas of Durham, their fellow monk, that as their church is destitute through the continued and voluntary absence of ‘friar’ Richard, late abbot, a rebel and enemy, he would grant a conge d’elire. The king granted their request and permitted them to elect a new abbot. Thomas of Durham was chosen as abbot.

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