People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/152/2 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 464-65)

Pope Martin IV appoints Alan, bishop of Caithness, formerly chaplain of Hugh, cardinal of St Laurence in Lucina. The see being void by the death of Archibald, the chapter elected, by way of compromise, dean Richard, and on the election being presented to pope Nicholas, he ordered the bishops of St Andrews and Aberdeen and the minister provincial of the Friars Minor in Scotland to persuade Richard to renounce whatever right he had, which he did, on which the chapter elected by scrutiny Hervey of Dundee, canon of St Andrews, who came to the apostolic see and died there; the pope therefore appoints Alan. Concurrent letters to the chapter of Caithness, to the clergy and people of the diocese, to all vassals of the said church and to Alexander III.
Firm date
13 April 1282
Dating Notes
Id. Apr., pontifical year 2
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Cal. Papal Letters, i, 464-65
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Cal. Papal Letters, i, 464-65
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Papal letter
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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Command to renounce rights in bishopric of Caithness no
unavailable Resignation of rights in bishopric of Caithness no
13 Apr. 1282 Appointment of Alan, bishop of Caithness yes