People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Adam, bishop of Caithness (d.1222)

Watt, Fasti, 58; Adam was abbot of Melrose when he was elected bishop of Caithness on 5 August 1213. He was consecrated on 11 May 1214. On 11 September 1222, he was murdered in his house along with fellow monk of Melrose, Serlo, as a result of a dispute with John, earl of Caithness. (See also, Feature of the Month: August 2009, He dedicated St Mary’s, Hawick, later on in the same month (29th May). In 1218, he travelled to Rome with Bishop Walter of Glasgow and Bishop Brice of Moray to seek absolution, and returned in 1219. In 1222, with Serlo, deacon of Newbattle Abbey, he was murdered by stoning in his manor of Halkirk, which was then burnt. (Chron. Mel.)
1211 × 1214
Related Place
CAI (Caithness)

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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Composition between Kings William I and John I Sealer 2/139/19 (Foedera, i, I, 157)
1207 X 5 Aug. 1213 Gift of ploughgate near Greenlaw (BWK) Perambulator Alan, son of Edgar; Laurence Abernethy (fl.1180s×1230s); Ness, son of Ness of Waughton; Níall or Nigel of Whittinghame; Patrick (II), earl of Dunbar (d.1248); Patrick, son of Adam son of Aldan the steward; Ralph, bishop of Down (d.×1213); Richard Nanus (le Nain); Roger de Merlay (II) (d.c.1239); Roland, steward of Earl Patrick; Thomas Fraser, clerk of Earl Patrick; Walter, son of Edgar; Waltheof, persona of Whittinghame; William, son of Earl Patrick (I) (d.1253) 3/15/37 (Melr. Lib., no. 48)
unavailable Papal mandate appointing judges-delegate in the case between the bishop of St Andrews and the Celi De of Monymusk Addressee 4/32/21 (St A. Lib, 370-2)
23 Mar. 1210 Appointment of papal judges-delegate Appointee 2/137/60 (St A. Lib., 370)
23 Mar. 1210 X 8 Dec. 1211 Settlement of dispute between (i) the bishop of St Andrews and (ii) the céli De of Monymusk Addressor 4/32/21 (St A. Lib, 370-2)
8 Dec. 1211 X 5 Aug. 1213 Settlement of dispute between (i) St Andrews Priory, and (ii) Master Patrick and scholars of St Andrews, in respect of land of Garried and teinds of land called Nevethy Addressor 4/32/25 (St A. Lib, 316-18)
27 Apr. 1217 Appointment of papal judges-delegate named person (transaction) 2/139/11 (Theiner, no. 6)
13 Jan. 1223 Command to excommunicate those who have murdered the bishop of Caithness named person (transaction) 2/139/71 (Theiner, no. 49)