People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

John de Toledo, cardinal of S. Lorenzo in Lucina (d.1275)

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Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church: John of Toledo was born in England and is sometimes given in sources as John the Englishman and Giovanni da Toledo (Tollet/Toletus/Toleto). He was also called Cardinalis Albus for the colour of his habit. He studied medicine in Toledo and entered the Cistercian order. He was master of theology and doctor of decrees. He was an ordained priest and abbot of l’Epau (Maine); after arriving in Rome on business he was created physician to the pope. He was created cardinal priest of St Laurence’s in Lucina on 28 May 1244. He was the founder of the convent of St Giuliana in Perugia and other monasteries in Rome and Viterbo. John was made cardinal protoprete in 1254 and frequently appears at the curia representing English interests. He was consecrated bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina in 1262, made dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals in 1273 and was vicar of Rome in 1274. He died on 13 July at San Germano. []
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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Request to grant church of Frendraught to Arbroath Abbey Addressor 2/64/16 (Arb. Lib., no. 248)
unavailable Request to grant concession to hold two benefices Addressee 2/144/60 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 346)
unavailable Appointment of auditor in case between St Andrews Priory and St Mary's, St Andrews Addressee 2/143/141 (Theiner, no. 145)
unavailable Resignation of prebend Beneficiary 2/143/141 (Theiner, no. 145)
29 May 1251 X Sentence by John, cardinal-priest of S. Lorenzo concerning prebends of celi De of St Andrews Grantor Andrew de Mons, master, priest; Colin, serviens of John de Toledo; Elias, canon of Brechin ; Godfrey, archpriest of ‘Setii', master; Otto de Alatri, serviens of John de Toledo; Theobald, clerk of John de Toledo 2/143/141 (Theiner, no. 145)
unavailable Confirmation of the church of Rothiemay to the episcopal mensa of Moray Grantor 2/144/50 (Theiner, no. 192)
11 Dec. 1255 Command that liberties and immunities granted to Cistercian Order by apostolic see may not be revoked named person (transaction) 2/144/20 (Newb. Reg., no. 228)
3 Jan. 1257 Command to give Arbroath Abbey advowson of church of Frendraught (ABD) named person (transaction) 2/144/45 (Theiner, no. 191)
3/Jan/1257 Gift of church of Frendraught (ABD) named person (transaction) 2/64/16 (Arb. Lib., no. 248)
18 Jan. 1257 Confirmation of grant made by John, cardinal of S. Lorenzo in Lucino, of church of Rothiemay (BNF) named person (transaction) 2/144/50 (Theiner, no. 192)
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)