People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/6/55 (Inchcolm, no. 27)

Richard, bishop of Dunkeld, for canons of Inchcolm; with consent and assent of chapter of Dunkeld, confers and establishes church of Leslie ('Fithkil', FIF), as heirs of Merleswain of Ardross in Fife, who claimed a right in advowson of church have granted to canons, though Alexander Comyn, earl of Buchan, for himself, and Thomas of Meldrum have opposed this. At length, Comyn quitclaimed and granted it to canons
Firm date
16 September 1255
Probable date
late in period
Dating Notes
The charter of Scolastica was witnessed by Walter, bishop-elect of Caithness, whose election was confirmed on 13 June 1263; he might have been elected on 16 Sept. 1255.
Source for Data Entry
Inchcolm Chrs., no. 27
Trad. ID
Inchcolm, no. 27
Calendar number
Charter type

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Date Short Summary Subject Object
16 Sept. 1255 Heirs of Merleswain of Ardross(Familial relationship) Heirs of Merleswain of Ardross Merleswain, son of Waltheof, lord of Ardross and Innergellie (d. x1255)

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Date Short Summary Title Holder
16 Sept. 1255 bishop of Dunkeld Richard of Inverkeithing, bishop of Dunkeld (d.1272)
16 Sept. 1255 earl of Buchan Alexander Comyn, earl of Buchan (d.1289)