People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Peter Ramsay, bishop of Aberdeen (d.1256)

Biography
Watt and Murray, Fasti, 2: Peter was elected bishop of Aberdeen and, afterwards, received a papal mandate for his consecration on 13 May 1247. He occurs on 18 April 1256 and died later that year. Watt, Graduates, 460: Peter was the illegitimate son of a clerk and an unmarried woman. His father was a Ness de Rameseia from Fife (d.a.1220) and he had an older, legitimate, brother, also called Ness de Ramesey. He also had a brother named William. Peter was Master by 1217-18. He probably studied theology in Parish between 1217-27 and he returned to Oxford in 1233-4, earning a doctor of theology by spring 1235. He was back in Scotland by 6 July 1237. He was a deacon still in 1247 when he was postulated as bishop. He was also mentioned as a canon of Dunkeld on 26 April 1245 and might have been chancellor of Aberdeen 1240×7. He was chancellor of Scotland after May 1246, which he still held when confirmed as bishop of Aberdeen in May 1247. He last occurs on 18 April 1256, and was believed to be alive in 9 January 1257 at the curia. His successor was elected before 4 October 1257.
Floruits
1227 × 1255
Related Place
Aberdeen
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Total number of associated factoids: 105

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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Unknown papal correspondence Addressee 2/143/128 (Lind. Cart., no. 106)
unavailable Petition from abbot of Kelso, Arbroath and Lindores, and prior of St Andrews named person (transaction) 4/32/90 (Arb. Lib., no. 238)
unavailable Gift of unnamed churches in diocese of Aberdeen Grantor 2/143/55 (St A. Lib., 91 )
unavailable Indulgence of 40 days Grantor 2/19/6 (EEA 29, no. 80)
unavailable Correspondence concerning churches in diocese of Aberdeen Addressor 2/143/128 (Lind. Cart., no. 106)
Sept. 1217 X 1238 Agreement between Dunfermline Abbey and Henry, son of Edmund Sealer 4/20/22 (Dunf. Reg., no. 224)
1233 Agreement between Inchcolm Abbey and Robert of Rosyth and Roger of Balmule and Christina his wife named person (transaction) David, doorward (FIF); Duncan Ramsay; Henry, prior of Culross; John Hay (I), lord of Naughton (d.×Oct.1266); Michael Scott, son of Malothen (1230s); Morin/Maurice of Kinloch; Nicholas of Balram; Peter Ramsay, bishop of Aberdeen (d.1256); Philip de St Michael; Simon of Orrock 4/20/28 (Inchcolm, no. 15)
1239 * Gift (agreement) of patronage of church of Leslie (FIF) Judge 4/30/6 (Inchcolm, no. 18)
22 May 1246 Concession to hold additional benefices Beneficiary 2/143/52 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 227)
13 May 1247 Command to enquire into postulation of Peter Ramsey, bishop of Aberdeen named person (transaction) 2/143/69 (Theiner, no. 122)
13 May 1247 X 1256 Agreement between Peter, bishop of Aberdeen and Alan Durward Party 1 Colin Durward; Gilbert of Stirling, canon; Gregory Melville (II), son of William; Hugh of Benholm, bishop of Aberdeen (d.1282); John de Vaux, knight (fl.1213-55); R. Fleming (13C); W., master, official of Aberdeen (fl.1247-50); Walter Bisset (13C); William of Brechin, knight 4/16/12 (Abdn. Reg., i, 17)
13 May 1247 X 1256 * Gift (agreement) of 22s. from land of Skene (ABD) for teinds of Kincardine O’Neil (ABD) Party 1 4/16/12 (Abdn. Reg., i, 17)
13 May 1247 X 1256 * Lease (agreement) of teinds of Kincardine O’Neil (ABD) Party 1 4/16/12 (Abdn. Reg., i, 17)
13 May 1247 X early 1257 Correspondence concerning the seal of the earl's father Addressee 3/18/14 (St A. Lib., 362)
25 Mar. 1249 X 24 Mar. 1250 Indulgence of 40 days Grantor 2/1/36 (Shead, IR 58, no. 1)
16 May 1249 Concession to promulgate statutes Beneficiary 2/143/114 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 256)
8 Jul. 1249 X 26 Apr. 1253 Request to revoke dispoilation of Scottish churches Addressor 2/10/241 (NLS, Adv. MS 15.1.18, no. 16)
20 Apr. 1250 Appointment of papal judges-delegate Party 2 2/143/127 (Arb. Lib., no. 238A)
4 May 1250 * Gift of church of Kincardine O’Neil (ABD), two acres, patronage of church of Lumphanan (ABD) and chapel of ‘Fothery’ named person (transaction) 3/204/10 (Abdn. Reg., ii, 273-5)
Thursday 4 Aug. 1250 Settlement of dispute concerning churches in diocese of Aberdeen Party 2 4/32/90 (Arb. Lib., no. 238)
Thursday 4 Aug. 1250 Settlement of dispute over vicarages of churches in diocese of Aberdeen Party 2 4/32/91 (Abdn. Reg., 24-26)
17 Oct. 1250 Command to collect money for the Holy Land Addressee 2/143/136 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 263)
Tuesday 4 Jul. 1251 Gift of 5 marks annually from Kinnernie (ABD) Consentor Colin Durward; James of Oyne; John the excommunicate; Nicholas of Heton, dean of Moray (fl.1253-55); Thomas of Conisbrough, knight 3/204/12 (Lind. Cart., no. 80)
Tuesday 4 Jul. 1251 Gift of 5 marks annually from Kinnernie (ABD) Sealer Colin Durward; James of Oyne; John the excommunicate; Nicholas of Heton, dean of Moray (fl.1253-55); Thomas of Conisbrough, knight 3/204/12 (Lind. Cart., no. 80)
Tuesday 4 Jul. 1251 * Obligation to accept burden of 5 marks annually Consentor 3/204/12 (Lind. Cart., no. 80)
2 Feb. 1252 X 24 Mar. 1253 Agreement between Inchcolm Abbey and Ness of Balmule and Sibilla, his wife, and Simon of Forret and Christina, his wife Sealer 4/22/4 (Inchcolm, no. 21)
2 Feb. 1252 X 24 Mar. 1253 Agreement between Inchcolm Abbey and Ness of Balmule and Sibilla, his wife, and Simon of Forret and Christina, his wife named person (transaction) 4/22/4 (Inchcolm, no. 21)
20 Sept. 1255 X Statement concerning change in Scottish council named person (transaction) 1/26/13 (A-S Relations, no. 10)
20 Sept. 1255 Announcement of change in Scottish council named person (transaction) 1/8/23 (RRS, iv, no. 22)
22 Dec. 1255 Agreement between Peter, bishop of Aberdeen, and Arbroath Abbey Party 1 4/4/19 (A.B. Coll., 338-40)


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1204 X 1229 Master 3/14/0 (N.B. Chrs., no. 28A)
1204 X 6 Dec. 1229 Master 3/14/7 (N.B. Chrs., no. 28)
5 Dec. 1214 X 6 Dec. 1229 Master 3/16/16 (RRS, v, no. 141)
Sept. 1217 X 1238 Master 4/20/22 (Dunf. Reg., no. 224)
24 Feb. 1225 Master 1/7/102 (RRS, iii, no. 99)
1227 X 1230 Master 3/403/8 (Melr. Lib., no. 215)
5 Jun. 1227 X 1228 Master 4/32/60 (Dunf. Reg., no. 219)
Sept. 1227 Master 1/7/138 (RRS, iii, no. 135)
30 Apr. 1230 X 11 Sept. 1233 Master 3/586/13 (Arb. Lib., no. 117)
1233 Master 4/20/28 (Inchcolm, no. 15)
29 Jun. 1237 X 6 Jul. 1237 Master 4/8/21 (N.B. Chrs., no. 17)
1 Jul. 1238 Master 4/32/78 (Inchaff. Lib., no. 11)
1239 Master 4/30/6 (Inchcolm, no. 18)
22 Jan. 1240 X 5 Aug. 1245 Master 2/10/221 (Arb. Lib., no. 172)
20 Dec. 1240 Master 2/10/207 (St A. Lib., 166)
20 Dec. 1240 Master 2/10/206 (St A. Lib., 167-8)
20 Dec. 1240 Master 2/10/209 (St A. Lib., 164-5)
25 Dec. 1240 Master 4/33/16 (St A. Lib., 162-63)
Sept. 1245 Master 3/16/28 (St A. Lib., 44)
22 May 1246 chancellor (king's) 2/143/52 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 227)
22 May 1246 Master 2/143/52 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 227)
22 May 1246 canon of Dunkeld 2/143/52 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 227)
30 Jun. 1246 bishop of Aberdeen 2/143/55 (St A. Lib., 91 )
13 May 1247 Master 2/143/69 (Theiner, no. 122)
13 May 1247 deacon 2/143/69 (Theiner, no. 122)
13 May 1247 X 1256 bishop of Aberdeen 4/16/12 (Abdn. Reg., i, 17)
13 May 1247 X early 1257 bishop of Aberdeen 3/18/14 (St A. Lib., 362)
25 Mar. 1249 X 24 Mar. 1250 bishop of Aberdeen 2/1/36 (Shead, IR 58, no. 1)
16 May 1249 bishop of Aberdeen 2/143/114 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 256)
8 Jul. 1249 X 26 Apr. 1253 bishop of Aberdeen 2/10/241 (NLS, Adv. MS 15.1.18, no. 16)
20 Apr. 1250 bishop of Aberdeen 2/143/127 (Arb. Lib., no. 238A)
20 Apr. 1250 bishop of Aberdeen 2/143/128 (Lind. Cart., no. 106)
4 May 1250 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/204/10 (Abdn. Reg., ii, 273-5)
4 May 1250 bishop of Aberdeen 3/204/10 (Abdn. Reg., ii, 273-5)
Thursday 4 Aug. 1250 bishop of Aberdeen 4/32/90 (Arb. Lib., no. 238)
Thursday 4 Aug. 1250 bishop of Aberdeen 4/32/91 (Abdn. Reg., 24-26)
17 Oct. 1250 bishop of Aberdeen 2/143/136 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 263)
Tuesday 4 Jul. 1251 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/204/12 (Lind. Cart., no. 80)
Tuesday 4 Jul. 1251 bishop of Aberdeen 3/204/12 (Lind. Cart., no. 80)
2 Feb. 1252 X 24 Mar. 1253 bishop of Aberdeen 4/22/4 (Inchcolm, no. 21)
6 Mar. 1255 bishop of Aberdeen 2/19/6 (EEA 29, no. 80)
6 Mar. 1255 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 2/19/6 (EEA 29, no. 80)
20 Sept. 1255 bishop of Aberdeen 1/26/13 (A-S Relations, no. 10)
20 Sept. 1255 bishop of Aberdeen 1/8/23 (RRS, iv, no. 22)
22 Dec. 1255 bishop of Aberdeen 4/4/19 (A.B. Coll., 338-40)
1 Apr. 1330 bishop of Aberdeen 1/54/3 (RRS, vi, no. 3)


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unavailable Gifts made to Culross Abbey (specified) 1/7/102 (RRS, iii, no. 99)
1204 X 6 December 1229 Gift of the advowson of the church of Kirkbride (AYR) 3/14/7 (N.B. Chrs., no. 28)
1204 X 1229 Concession of right of patronage of church of Kirkbride in Carrick (AYR) 3/14/0 (N.B. Chrs., no. 28A)
5 December 1214 X 6 December 1229 Gift of possessions to Culross Abbey 3/16/16 (RRS, v, no. 141)
1227 X 1230 Gift of land in Penshiel (ELO) 3/403/8 (Melr. Lib., no. 215)
5 June 1227 X 1228 Settlement of dispute between Dunfermline Abbey and Master Richard, and Holyrood Abbey, over the teinds of Craigs of Gorgie (MLO) 4/32/60 (Dunf. Reg., no. 219)
September 1227 Renewal of possessions given to Dunfermline Abbey 1/7/138 (RRS, iii, no. 135)
30 April 1230 X 11 September 1233 Renewal of half mark from mill of Haddington (ELO) 3/586/13 (Arb. Lib., no. 117)
1233 Agreement between Inchcolm Abbey and Robert of Rosyth and Roger of Balmule and Christina his wife 4/20/28 (Inchcolm, no. 15)
29 June 1237 X 6 July 1237 Agreement between North Berwick Priory and Loch Leven Priory 4/8/21 (N.B. Chrs., no. 17)
1 July 1238 Settlement of case between Clement, bishop of Dunblane and Walter Comyn, earl of Menteith 4/32/78 (Inchaff. Lib., no. 11)
22 January 1240 X 5 August 1245 Renewal of churches granted to Arbroath Abbey 2/10/221 (Arb. Lib., no. 172)
20 December 1240 Grant of garbal teinds in parish of Leuchars (FIF) 2/10/209 (St A. Lib., 164-5)
20 December 1240 Renewal of churches of Markinch (FIF), Cupar in Fife (FIF) and St Cyrus (KCD) 2/10/207 (St A. Lib., 166)
20 December 1240 Renewal of churches of Haddington (ELO) and Linlithgow (WLO) 2/10/206 (St A. Lib., 167-8)
25 December 1240 Settlement of dispute between (i) St Andrews Priory and (ii) John, son and heir of Dunchan of Inchyra, over the land of Rossie (PER) 4/33/16 (St A. Lib., 162-63)
September 1245 Quitclaim of rights in Auchmuir (FIF) 3/16/28 (St A. Lib., 44)
4 May 1250 Gift of davochs called Sluie (ABD) and Kincardine O'Neil (ABD) with lands of the davochs 3/204/10 (Abdn. Reg., ii, 273-5)