People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Walter Gray, archbishop of York (d.1255)

Biography
Walter was the younger son of John de Gray of Rotherfield Greys (OXF) and his wife, Hawisia. His uncle, John de Gray, was bishop of Norwich (1200-14). His nephews, Henry and Walter de Gray, were canons of York, and another nephew, William de Langton of Rotherfields Greys, became the first dean of York (about 1260-1279), and archbishop-elect of York, though he was deprived of the see. He became King John's chancellor in October 1205, surrendering the seal while in Flanders from October to January 1213-14 and remained chancellor until October 1214. He was unsuccessful twice in elections to the see of Coventry during this time but in 1214 he became bishop of Worcester, being consecrated on 5 October 1214. In 1215 secured translation to the archbishopric of York. Gray acted as regent between May 1242 and September 1243 when Henry III was in Gascony. He died at Fulham on 1 May 1255 and was buried on 15 May at York. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/11566
Floruits
1222 × 1255
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York
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Grantor Beneficiary relationships
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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Indulgence of 30 days Grantor 2/19/6 (EEA 29, no. 80)
unavailable Exemption of Cistercian abbots from payment of teinds for possessions held before the General Council of Pope Innocent Addressee 2/144/69 (Newb. Reg., no. 229)
unavailable Request to ordain three monks of Fountains and Jervaulx Abbeys Addressor 2/12/22 (Hist. Dun. Tres, App. 79-80, no. 62)
unavailable Indulgence of 40 days Grantor 2/84/23 (Durh. Rites, App. 6, no. 1)
30 Mar. 1222 Appointment of judges-delegate Appointee 2/139/58 (Theiner, no. 48)
26 May 1222 Command that no one presume to exact teinds Addressee 2/139/66 (Newb. Reg., no. 229A)
15 May 1224 Command to grant Nicholas, bishop of Man, permission to resign Addressee 2/139/84 (Mon. Insula Manniae, ii, 67-8)
20 Aug. 1225 Confirmation of collation of portion of church of Kellawe (Durham) Grantor 2/30/3 (Reg. Gray, no. 16 )
11 Mar. 1235 X 5 Jul. 1235 Correspondence regarding presence at York Addressee 2/99/5 (HCY, iii, 145)
11 Mar. 1235 X 4 Jun. 1235 Appointment of men to end negotiations of election of bishop of Whithorn Addressor 2/30/4 (HCY, iii, 146 (3))
19 May 1235 Statement concerning election of bishop of Whithorn Addressee Patrick (II), earl of Dunbar (d.1248); Walter Stewart (II), son of Alan (d.1241) 1/7/228 (RRS, iii, no. 221)
27 Mar. 1237 Correspondence concerning peace named person (transaction) Henry III, king of England (d.1272) 1/26/2 (Stevenson, Ills., 28-9)
15 Feb. 1244 Request to establish election of bishop-elect of Man Addressee 2/143/4 (Dip. Norv., vii, no. 28)
Mar. 1254 Confirmation of election of bishop of Whithorn Grantor John le Bouer, canon of St [...]; Roger Pepin, master, subdean of York (d.1266); Stephen of Ecclesfield, master, canon of York; [...] de Pavely, vicar of Tickhill 2/30/5 (Reg. Gray, 121, no. 559)
Mar. 1254 Command to appear Addressor 2/30/5 (Reg. Gray, 121, no. 559)
7 May 1254 Command to restrain any person who commit violence against church Addressor 2/30/6 (Reg. Gray, 272-73, no. 184)
15 Oct. 1254 Command to pay dues Addressor 2/30/7 (Reg. Gray, 273-74, no. 187)
24 Feb. 1255 Statement of confirmation of election of Henry, abbot of Holyrood as bishop of Whithorn Addressor 2/30/9 (Reg. Gray, no. 558)
24 Feb. 1255 Request to establish the election of Henry, bishop of Whithorn Addressor 2/30/8 (Reg. Gray, 120-21, no. 557)
24 Feb. 1255 Confirmation of election of Whithorn Grantor 2/30/8 (Reg. Gray, 120-21, no. 557)
3 Apr. 1257 Command to decide on a case between Master Simon de Claipol and S., dean of Wigtown, about moeity of church of (St Mary's) Isle named person (transaction) 2/144/57 (Theiner, no. 197)
9 Dec. 1258 Command to follow mandate of Pope Honorius III named person (transaction) 2/144/69 (Newb. Reg., no. 229)


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Date Short Summary Source
Friday 25 September 1237 Agreement between kings of England and Scotland (Treaty of York) 4/1/2 (A-S Relations, no. 7)