People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Hugh of Stirling, canon, bishop-elect (d.1283)

Watt and Murray, Fasti, 125: Hugh was a canon of Dunkeld when he was elected to the see of Dunkeld probably in 1282, though he died at the papal curia without consecration before 13 December 1283. Watt, Graduates, 525: Hugh might have been the son of Gilbert of Stirling, bishop of Aberdeen (d.1239) but is more likely to have been a son of Henry of Stirling, son of Earl David, as he witnessed a charter of Henry's nephew, William of Brechin. Hugh is first found as a clerk in the familia of Bishop David de Bernham of St Andrews between 10 November 1240 and 7 July 1242 and probably left for his studies at Paris shortly afterwards. He was back in Scotland with certainty after 1245 or early 1250s, perhaps making his base around Dunkeld, where he held a canonry by 1277×82. He may also have been the official (as Master H.) of Dunkeld, though his might be Henry Scott. He was a master by 1267 though probably by _circa_ 1250. He was rector of the church of Forgan (FIF) from 1245, probably the early 1250s and still held that church in March 1270. He also held a canonry of Dunkeld and was elected to the see there after the death of Robert de Stuteville, after 29 September 1277, and probably after 9 October 1282.
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Date Short Summary Role Source
29 Jan. 1267 Church of Forgan in Fife Holder (possession) 2/10/253 (St A. Lib., 310-11)