People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Adam of Kirkcudbright, master, physician (d.1294/5)

Biography
Watt, Graduates, 307: Adam took his surname from Kircudbright (DMF) and had a brother, Henry of Kirkcudbright, and is probably a relative of Thomas of Kirkcudbright (of Dalton). He can be associated with Cambridgeshire, where he and his brother bought land at Whittlesford, between Nov. 1277√óNov. 1278. He might have been the same as Adam, clerk of Robert Bruce, occurring on 9 August 1248. He was master by March 1259, a priest by October 1267 and was styled medicus by July 1282, being the doctor of Robert Bruce, lord of Annandale. Adam held the church of Dalton (DMF) by 6 March 1259 and probably still held it in the 1270s. He was also instituted to the church of Conington (Huntingdonshire) on 15 October 1267, retaining possession until at least August 1282. By July 1282 he also held a benefice in the diocese of Norwich, probably Necton, Little Cressingham or Little Fransham, which he had resigned before November 1292, when he held the church of Edenhall (Cumberland). On 31 January 1264, he was made a papal chaplain while at the papal curia, perhaps in the service of the English Cardinal John de Toledo. By October 1267 he was back in England and continued in English and Scottish service of the Bruces well into the 1280s. He probably died between May 1294 and September 1295, when successors are found in his benefices.
Floruits
1242 × 1272
Related Place
Kirkcudbright
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Date Short Summary Role Source
3 Jul. 1282 Ecclesiastical benefice in England Holder (possession) 3/9/4 (Foedera, i, II, 611)