People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Hugh of Benholm, bishop of Aberdeen (d.1282)

Biography
Watt and Murray, Fasti, 2: Hugh de Benham (Bennum/Benholm) was chancellor of Aberdeen, occurring on 11 November 1266, when he was elected as bishop of the see and was consecrated at the papal curia at Orvieto between 27 March and 23 July 1272. He occurs in that office in December 1281 and died in 1282, sometime before 17 June. Watt, Graduates, 39-40: Hugh was perhaps the son of Hugh de Benne/Bennef, who held lands in Benholm (KCD). It was said he also had a sister, Christina, wife of Walter of Lundin, who received the family's lands in the 1230s. A Thomas de Benham (Bennum), who appears was probably a younger brother or son. Hugh was a canon of Aberdeen by 1247×57 before he was made chancellor.
Floruits
1247 × 1281
Related Place
Aberdeen
Grantor Beneficiary relationships
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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Donation of two ploughgates in Kennethmont (later Ardlair, ABD) Grantor 2/35/4 (Abdn. Reg., i, 34)
unavailable Command to renounce rights in bishopric of Caithness Addressee 2/152/2 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 464-65)
11 Nov. 1266 Confirmation of donation of Richard, bishop of Aberdeen Signatory Chapter of Aberdeen 2/35/3 (Abdn. Reg., i, 29)
16 Oct. 1268 Agreement between St Andrews Priory and Thomas of Lundin, vicar of Bourtie Sealer 4/11/10 (A.B. Coll., 568)
23 Jul. 1272 Command to govern see of Aberdeen as bishop Addressee 2/147/2 (Theiner, no. 252)
1273 Gift of 8 marks sterling every year to build a monastery for the Carmelite monks of Aberdeen Sealer 3/141/3 (RRS, vi, no. 262A)
5 Feb. 1273 Gift of land of 'Cnockikuby' (ABD) Consentor Alan Durward (d.1275); Alexander III, king of Scots (d.1286); Andrew of Garioch, knight; Fergus Comyn; John Melville; Philip of Meldrum/Feodarg, knight; Reginald Cheyne, father (d.c.1293); Reginald Cheyne, younger, lord of Duffus; Robert of Leslie, rector of Slains; Roger Paternoster, clerk; Walter Lippre (the leper?); Walter, rector of Foveran; William of Meldrum, sheriff of Aberdeen; William, earl of Mar (d.a.1281) 3/12/34 (Abdn. Reg., 30-4)
15 Mar. 1273 Command to establish election of Master William, archdeacon of St Andrews, as bishop Addressee 2/147/7 (Theiner, no. 256)
7 May 1273 Command to confirm election of Robert, canon of Dunkeld, as bishop Addressee 2/147/8 (Theiner, no. 255)
1 Nov. 1274 Command to examine election of Archibald, archdeacon of Moray, to see of Caithness Addressee 2/147/20 (Theiner, no. 259)
8 Apr. 1275 Command to examine life of Robert of Fyvie, elected to see of Ross Addressee 2/147/22 (Theiner, no. 261)
22 Jan. 1277 Succession of two ploughgates of land in Kennethmont (later Ardlair, ABD) Grantor Geoffrey, archdeacon of Aberdeen (fl.1259-81); Gilbert of Stirling (fl.1277); Gilbert, rector of Clatt; Henry Cheyne, bishop of Aberdeen (d.1328×29); Richard Logan, master, canon; Robert de Glaslogy, master; Robert, treasurer of Aberdeen (fl.1277); Thomas of Benham, chancellor of Aberdeen 2/1/39 (Abdn. Reg., ii, 277-8)
6 Feb. 1277 Confirmation of two ploughgates of land in Kennethmont (ABD) Sicut Clause Chapter of Aberdeen 2/35/4 (Abdn. Reg., i, 34)
9 Mar. 1279 Command to persuade Richard, elect of Caithness to renounce all his right Addressee 2/150/6 (Theiner, no. 270)
30 Apr. 1281 Agreement between Arbroath Abbey and Philip of Findon and Thomas, son of the thane of Cowie named person (transaction) 4/20/56 (Arb. Lib., no. 230)
Dec. 1281 Confirmation of customs concerning succession of kingdom of Scotland Addressor 4/42/4 (Stones and Simpson, ii, 189-90)
Dec. 1281 *Confirmation of succession of Scottish throne and customs of Scotland Consentor 1/8/129 (RRS, iv, no. 133)
17 Jun. 1282 Appointment of Henry, precentor, as bishop of Aberdeen named person (transaction) 2/152/3 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 465)
7 Sept. 1289 Concession of fruits of churches, prebends and benefices for enlarging the cathedral of Aberdeen named person (transaction) 2/154/11 (Theiner, no. 321)


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Date Short Summary Source
13 May 1247 X 1256 canon of Aberdeen 4/16/12 (Abdn. Reg., i, 17)
11 Nov. 1266 chancellor 2/35/3 (Abdn. Reg., i, 29)
16 Oct. 1268 chancellor 4/11/10 (A.B. Coll., 568)
16 Oct. 1268 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 4/11/10 (A.B. Coll., 568)
1270 X 17 Jun. 1282 bishop of Aberdeen 3/226/2 (NLS, Adv. MS 31.2.4)
1270 X 17 Jun. 1282 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/226/2 (NLS, Adv. MS 31.2.4)
23 Jul. 1272 bishop of Aberdeen 2/147/2 (Theiner, no. 252)
23 Jul. 1272 chancellor of Aberdeen 2/147/2 (Theiner, no. 252)
1273 bishop of Aberdeen 3/141/3 (RRS, vi, no. 262A)
1273 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/141/3 (RRS, vi, no. 262A)
5 Feb. 1273 bishop of Aberdeen 3/12/34 (Abdn. Reg., 30-4)
15 Mar. 1273 bishop of Aberdeen 2/147/7 (Theiner, no. 256)
7 May 1273 bishop of Aberdeen 2/147/8 (Theiner, no. 255)
1 Nov. 1274 bishop of Aberdeen 2/147/20 (Theiner, no. 259)
8 Apr. 1275 bishop of Aberdeen 2/147/22 (Theiner, no. 261)
22 Jan. 1277 bishop of Aberdeen 2/1/39 (Abdn. Reg., ii, 277-8)
6 Feb. 1277 bishop of Aberdeen 2/35/4 (Abdn. Reg., i, 34)
9 Mar. 1279 bishop of Aberdeen 2/150/6 (Theiner, no. 270)
30 Apr. 1281 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 4/20/56 (Arb. Lib., no. 230)
30 Apr. 1281 bishop of Aberdeen 4/20/56 (Arb. Lib., no. 230)
Dec. 1281 archdeacon of Aberdeen 1/8/129 (RRS, iv, no. 133)
Dec. 1281 bishop of Aberdeen 4/42/4 (Stones and Simpson, ii, 189-90)
13 Apr. 1282 bishop of Aberdeen 2/152/2 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 464-65)
7 Sept. 1289 bishop of Aberdeen 2/154/11 (Theiner, no. 321)
1 Apr. 1330 bishop of Aberdeen 1/54/3 (RRS, vi, no. 3)