People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 1/51/8 (Northern Registers, 104-5)

John, king of Scotland, writes to J[ohn], archbishop of York, complaining that, since by the death of H[enry], then bishop of Whithorn, the church thereof being destitute, John, prior of Whithorn and the convent of the same elected Thomas of Kirkcudbright, clerk, not by his inspiration or charitable life, but by certain compromises and simonic conduct of other persons. He asks the archbishop not to admit Thomas, now made bishop-elect, until the election can be examined. He has appointed Masters Walter of Fotheringhay and Thomas of Easthall, his clerks, to undertake this.
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13 January 1294
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13th day of January, regnal year 2
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Raine, Northern Registers, 104-5
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Northern Registers, 104-5
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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
13 Jan. 1294 Request that the election of Thomas of Kirkcudbright, clerk, to see of Whithorn be examined yes