From Manx Soc vol IV,VII & IX
CITATION OF THE KING OF SCOTLAND
TO ANSWER UPON AN APPEAL TO THE KING OF ENGLAND, BY AUFRICA, HEIR OF MAGNUS, FORMERLY KING OF MANN.
THE King, etc., superior lord of Scotland, to his beloved and faithful John, by the same grace illustrious King of Scot-land, greeting. We have learnt from Aufrica, kinswoman and heiress, as she asserts, of Magnus, formerly King of Mann, that, although she has approached your presence, asserting that the land of Mann was her right and heirship, and has pressingly and oftentimes required of you, to hear her upon her right, and upon her petition which she made respecting the land aforesaid, to do her right and full justice (declaring that she was prepared to show her aforesaid right, in due form, according to law and the custom of those parts) ye have refused to do the same unto her, as it is said, in opposition to justice, On which account Aufrica, from defect of law, or refusal ofjustice, has appealed from you to us, as to the superior lord of the said Kingdom of Scotland; seeking and supplicating, through us, in default of you, to obtain justice for herself so far as known to us, on account of the superior rule which we have in the same kingdom. But since a hearing ought not to be denied to suppliants, and in obtaining justice, we may be debtors to all men ; we cite you to appear before us, on the day of St. Michael, or within fifteen days thereof, wheresoever we may then be in England, to answer the aforesaid Aufrica upon the premises, and to do and receive in like manner, in all respects as j ustice shall direct. In testimony whereof, etc. Witness the King at Westminster, the 15th day of June.
And it is commanded the sheriff of Northumberland to convey and deliver the letters aforesaid, in his own person, to the aforesaid King, a sufficient witness accompanying him ; or to cause them to be conveyed and delivered by others, fitting for this purpose, who may be able to sufficiently testify to the delivery of the said letters, when the same shall have been performed. And he shall certify by his letters clearly and openly to the King, after what manner this mandate of the King shall have been executed, on the day and at the place aforesaid, and that then he may return this writ to the King, etc. Witness as above.
CITATIO REGIS SCOTIÆ
AD RESPONDENDTIM, SUPER APPELLATIONE AD REGEM ANGLIÆ PER ALTFR1OA HÆREDEM MAGNI, QUONDAM REGlS MANNIÆ.
ROTULI SCOTIÆ. -
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REX, etc., superior dominus Scotiæ, dilecto et fideli suo, Johanni, eodem gratia, Regi Scotiæ, illustri, salutem. Aufrica, consanguinea et hærede, ut assent, Magni, quondam Regis Manniæ, accepimus exponente, quod cum, ipsa ad vestram præseutiam accessisset, asserens terram de Man essejus et hæreditatem suam, et vos requisivisset instanter et pluries quod ipsam in jure suo curaretis audire, et super petitione suâ, quam faciebat de terra prædicth, sibi facere jus et justitiæ corn-plementum (offerens se paratarn docere, de prædicto jure suo, in forma debita, secundum legern et consuetudinem, partium illarum) vos supra dicta sibi facere, ut dicitur, contra justitiam denegatis. Propter quæ prædicta Aufrica a juris defectu, seu justitiæ denegatione, vobis ad nos, ut ad superiorem ipsius regni Scotiæ dominum, appellavit ; petens et supplicans per nos, in vestri defectum, sibi justitiam exhiberi, secundum quod, ratione supe.. rioritatis dominii, quod in eodem regno habemus, ad nos dinosthtur pertinere. Verum cum justa petentihus non sit denegandus auñitus, et In exhibendâ justitia simus omnibus debitores : Vos adjornamus quod sitis, coram nobis, a die Sancti Michaélis, in xv dies, ubicumque tune fuerimus in Anglia, responsari prædicta Aufricæ super prærnissis, et facturi, et recepturi quod justum fuerit. Quem diem eidem Aufrica assignavimus, coram nobis ad faciendum et recipiendum similiter, in eisdem, quod justitia sua debit. In cujus, etc. Teste Rege, apud Westmon. XV die Junii.
Et mandatum est vicecomiti Norhumbriæ, quod prædictas litteras, in propria persona sua, praefato Regi deferat et præsentet, sufficienti testiinonis, secum adhibito : Seu per alios, ad hoc idoneos, qui præsentationem earundem litterarum, cum eidem Regi factæ fuerit, sufficienter testificari valeant, sibi deferri faciat, ac etiam, præsentari : Et qualiter hoc mandaturn Regis fuerit executus, Regi, prædictis die et loco, per litteras siias distincte et aperte certificet, et quod remittat Regi tune hoc breve, etc. Teste ut supra.