People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

William, abbot of Melrose (fl.1159-70)

Biography
Watt and Shead, Heads, 149: William was a monk of Melrose when he succeeded as abbot there on 27 November 1159. He resigned on 22 April 1170.
Floruits
1161 × 1165
Related Place
Melrose

Total number of associated factoids: 39

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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Appointment of papal judges-delegate Appointee 4/32/1 (SEA, i, no. 208)
28 Mar. 1165 X 12 Jan. 1167 * Gift by judgement of church of Earlston to Durham Priory Judge 4/32/1 (SEA, i, no. 208)
28 Mar. 1165 X 12 Jan. 1167 Settlement of dispute between Durham Priory and Kelso Abbey Judge Aiulf, dean of Lothian (fl.1150/51-1186); Alan, priest of Hilton; Alan, priest of Wallsend; Andrew, archdeacon of Lothian (fl.1147×59-1178×84); Eilaf, chaplain of Berwick; Elias of Ilderton, chaplain of Berwick; Herbert Scott, master, clerk (fl.1144×59-1172×78); Hervey, chaplain of Berwick; Joce, dean (St Andrews); Jocelin, archdeacon of Dunkeld (fl.1165×67-1193/4); Nicholas of Roxburgh, chancellor (d.1171?); Osbert, abbot of Jedburgh (d.1174); Robert, canon of St Andrews; Romfari, priest, chaplain 4/32/1 (SEA, i, no. 208)
1167 Agreement between Durham Priory and Croyland Abbey named person (transaction) Adam of Wallsend; Ambrose of Bolton; Bernard Bonfar; Geoffrey de Baston ; Geoffrey, prior of York; Geoffrey, son of Acharius; Gervase, physician; Guy, marischal (St Andrews); Guy, steward; Hugh of Lewes; John, son of Daniel, monk; Ralph de Het ; Richard of Coldingham, master (d.1198); Robert de Mainil; Robert of Haddington; Robert of Waltham; Roger Lindsay; Roger, chamberlain (in St Andrews); Stephen, master (12C); Walter of Kettins; William of the refectory 4/8/2 (ND, App., no. 642)


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Date Short Summary Source
20 Nov. 1160 X 7 Mar. 1161 abbot of Melrose 2/7/8 (SEA, i, no. 74)
20 Nov. 1160 X 1161 abbot of Melrose 2/10/29 (SEA, i, no. 153)
20 Nov. 1160 X 13 Sept. 1162 abbot of Melrose 2/10/33 (SEA, i, no. 149)
20 Nov. 1160 X 24 Jan. 1162 abbot of Melrose 2/10/40 (SEA, i, no. 155)
6 Jan. 1161 X 13 Sept. 1162 abbot of Melrose 1/5/74 (RRS, i, no. 198)
6 Jan. 1161 X 24 Jan. 1162 abbot of Melrose 2/10/37 (SEA, i, no. 147)
6 Jan. 1161 X 24 Jan. 1162 abbot of Melrose 2/10/38 (SEA, i, no. 156)
6 Jan. 1161 X 24 Jan. 1162 abbot of Melrose 1/5/71 (RRS, i, no. 195)
6 Jan. 1161 X 13 Sept. 1162 abbot of Melrose 1/5/59 (RRS, i, no. 183)
24 Jun., 1161 X 1162 abbot of Melrose 1/5/60 (RRS, i, no. 184)
1163 X 20 Sept. 1164 abbot of Melrose 1/5/100 (RRS, i, no. 241)
24 May 1163 X 23 May 1164 abbot of Melrose 1/5/102 (RRS, i, no. 243)
24 May 1163 X 20 Sept. 1164 abbot of Melrose 1/5/113 (RRS, i, no. 239)
24 May 1163 X 20 Sept. 1164 abbot of Holyrood 1/5/114 (RRS, i, no. 240)
1165 X 9 Dec. 1165 abbot of Melrose 1/5/123 (RRS, i, no. 261)
28 Mar. 1165 X 12 Jan. 1167 abbot of Melrose 4/32/1 (SEA, i, no. 208)
24 Dec. 1165 X 22 Apr. 1170 abbot of Melrose 3/540/3 (Newb. Reg., no. 37)
1167 abbot of Melrose 4/8/2 (ND, App., no. 642)
Sunday 9 May 1204 abbot of Melrose 1/6/407 (RRS, ii, no. 440)


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Date Short Summary Source
20 November 1160 X 7 March 1161 Confirmation of teind of the land of Lilliesleaf, given by King David 2/7/8 (SEA, i, no. 74)
20 November 1160 X 1161 Renewal of church of Portmoak (KNR) 2/10/29 (SEA, i, no. 153)
20 November 1160 X 13 September 1162 Renewal of liberties of Kelso Abbey and teinds given by Bishop Robert 2/10/33 (SEA, i, no. 149)
20 November 1160 X 24 January 1162 Renewal of offerings of the altar of St Andrews 2/10/40 (SEA, i, no. 155)
6 January 1161 X 13 September 1162 Gift in perpetual alms of Drumpellier (LAN) with Medrox (LAN), Myvot (LAN) and 'Glarnephin' (Garnqueen, LAN?) 1/5/74 (RRS, i, no. 198)
6 January 1161 X 24 January 1162 Confirmation of Restenneth (ANG) 2/10/37 (SEA, i, no. 147)
6 January 1161 X 24 January 1162 Confirmation of possessions of St Andrews Priory 2/10/38 (SEA, i, no. 156)
6 January 1161 X 24 January 1162 Renewal of the church of St Peter, Restenneth, and everything which his ancestors had given and granted 1/5/71 (RRS, i, no. 195)
6 January 1161 X 13 September 1162 Gift in feu and heritage of Birkenside (BWK), Legerwood (BWK) and Mow (ROX) 1/5/59 (RRS, i, no. 183)
24 June, 1161 X 1162 Renewal of donation which King David made to Walter, son of Alan 1/5/60 (RRS, i, no. 184)
1163 X 20 September 1164 Renewal of donations which King David given in alms 1/5/100 (RRS, i, no. 241)
24 May 1163 X 23 May 1164 Renewal of the gift of goods, possessions and liberties assigned by predecessors and himself 1/5/102 (RRS, i, no. 243)
24 May 1163 X 20 September 1164 Confirmation of the donation of parish church of Kilrymont and other possessions which Richard, bishop of St Andrews has made 1/5/113 (RRS, i, no. 239)
24 May 1163 X 20 September 1164 Confirmation of the chapel of Inchture (PER), as in the charter of Bishop Richard 1/5/114 (RRS, i, no. 240)
1165 X 9 December 1165 Confirmation of the land which Philip de Vermelles has given 1/5/123 (RRS, i, no. 261)
24 December 1165 X 22 April 1170 Gift of ploughgate in Gilmerton (MLO) 3/540/3 (Newb. Reg., no. 37)