People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/150/7 (Theiner, no. 276)

Pope Nicholas III establishes to William, bishop of St Andrews, his election to that see, made by the prior and chapter of the church; the chapter had appointed the prior, Ranulf, the sub-prior, Andrew and Alexander of Haddington, William of Clattie, Hervey of Kinross, Thomas of Wedale, Adam of Crail, canons of the said church, and Master Gregory, archdeacon of St Andrews, to choose a bishop. He thus establishes the election of William, then dean of Glasgow, having been presented to the pope and examined by O[donius], bishop of Tusculum, G., cardinal-priest of Basilica of Twelve Apostles, and I., cardinal-deacon of S. Maria in Cosmedin. In the same manner to the prior and chapter of St Andrews, the clergy and people of the diocese, all the vassals of the see and to the king of Scots.
Firm date
21 May 1280
Dating Notes
12 kal. June, pontifical year 3
Place date (modern)
Rome (St Peter's)
Place date (document)
Rome apud Sanctum Petrum
Related Place
Source for Data Entry
Theiner, Monumenta, no. 276
Trad. ID
Theiner, no. 276
Calendar number
Charter type
Papal letter

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Appointment of men to elect bishop of St Andrews no
21 May 1280 Confirmation of election of William, bishop of St Andrews yes