People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/144/12 (Theiner, no. 176)

Pope Alexander IV commands Master Gamelin, papal chaplain, chancellor of the king of Scotland, bishop-elect of St Andrews, to accept the burden laid on him, go to his church, govern it prudently; it having become void by the death of Abel, the late bishop; and the postulation made by the prior and chapter having been, after opposition by the canon Laurence, confirmed by the pope at the request of Master Robert de Prebenda, dean of Dunblane, Simon of Kinross, clerk, and the canons Elias and Alan, notwithstanding his illegitimacy, for which a dispensation is granted. Concurrent letters to the prior and chapter to St Andrews; to the clergy of the city and diocese; and to the people of the same.
Firm date
1 July 1255
Dating Notes
Kal. July, pontifical year 1
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Source for Data Entry
Theiner, Monumenta, no. 176
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Theiner, no. 176
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Papal letter

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