People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/147/23 (Theiner, no. 262)

Pope Gregory X commands the bishops of St Andrews and Dunkeld, on the petition of the dean and chapter of Brechin, to examine the election of the bishop-elect of Brechin, the see being void by the death of William, dean of Brechin, and bishop-elect, on which the dean and chapter appointed three of their number to take their votes, when Brother William Comyn, a Friar Preacher, then in the house of Friars Preachers of Perth teaching theology, was chosen. Godfrey, and Reginald, canons of Brechin, procurators for the chapter, presented the election to the pope for confirmation; but as the pope is unable to examine it, he issues this mandate, ordering them, if they find it canonically made, and if a fit person to establish it, and consecrate the bishop-elect, receiving his oath of fealty to the pope.
Firm date
24 May 1275
Dating Notes
9 kal. June, pontifical year 4
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Place date (document)
Source for Data Entry
Theiner, Monumenta, no. 262
Trad. ID
Theiner, no. 262
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Charter type
Papal letter

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Petition of dean and chapter of Brechin no
unavailable Appointment of canons to choose bishop of Brechin no
24 May 1275 Command to examine election of bishop-elect of Brechin yes