Robert de St Germain, master, clerk (fl.1199-1220)
Watt, Graduates, 477: Robert's surname might originate from St Germains (ELO), where he might have been an early associate of the hospital of the Order of Bethlehemite there, though he is more likely to have been related to the family of St Germain found in Northern England in the later twelfth century and in the Honour of Huntingdon in the early thirteenth century. There was a contemporary layman of the same name. Robert was found as master on one occurrence, in a papal letter of 1218, but is one called dominus; however, though he may have become a master later in life, the title given in the papal letter is probably an error. He may possibly have been the Scottish clerk elected to the bishopric of Carlisle, though the election was quashed in 1218. He is first found witnessing acts of Bishop Roger of St Andrews, dated 6 June 1199 and Mar.×July 1199, and may have been brought by Bishop Roger to Scotland. His next appearance is under Bishop William Malveisin, 1209×1212, and later appears as a clerk of King William by 1213. In 1218, he appears to have gone in person to the papal curia, perhaps as an envoy for Alexander II. He was back in Scotland by 1219 but does not appear after 1220.