People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 4/32/105 (Moray Reg., no. 127a)

Robert, bishop of Ross, the dean of the church of Ross and the prior of Beauly, deputy executors of the Abbot of Deer, sole judge-delegate in the dispute between Bishop Archibald of Moray and Sir William of Fenton, lord of Beaufort in The Aird (‘le Hard’) and Cecilia his spouse, write to the dean of Christianity of Inverness, the rector of Lundechty (i.e., Dunlichity, INV) and the vicar of Wardlaw (now Kirkhill, INV), informing them that the bishop, the dean and the prior had personally placed Bishop Archibald of Moray in corporeal possession of the church of Kiltarlity (INV) on 27 Sept. 1279, and with apostolic authority, publicly denounced anyone who might presume to impede the bishop taking up possession. The dean, rector and vicar are directed to travel with their chaplains to Beaufort Castle (INV) and threaten Sir William and Cecilia with excommunication and ecclesiastical interdict.
Firm date
26 March 1280
Dating Notes
Morrow of the Annunciation of Blessed Mary, 1280
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Place date (document)
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Source for Data Entry
Moray Registrum, no. 127a [contained in an inspection by Archibald, bishop of Moray, dated 18 Aug. 1280]
Trad. ID
Moray Reg., no. 127a
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Charter type
Ferguson, Medieval Papal Reps., App. I, no. 152 Cooper, Select Scottish Cases, no. 67 Beauly Charters, 68-9

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Date Short Summary Holder Lord
26 Mar. 1280 Church of Kiltarlity (INV) Archibald, bishop of Moray (d.1298)