People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Arnold, abbot of Rievaulx (1189-99)

Biography
Watt and Shead, Heads, 149: Arnold, or Ernald, appears as abbot of Melrose when he was blessed at Melrose by the bishop of Glasgow on 6 January 1179. He served as abbot until he was elected abbot of Rievaulx on 2 March 1189. Arnold was ordained sixth abbot of Melrose on 6th January 1179 by Jocelin, bishop of Glasgow. Thereafter he accompanied the bishop to Rome, and brought back gifts and a paternal blessing from Pope Lucius III for King William I. He reigned… . (Chron. Mel.)
Floruits
1180 × 1194
Related Place
Rievaulx

Total number of associated factoids: 71

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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Appointment of papal judges delegate Appointee 4/32/6 (Brink. Cart., no. 158)
1179 X 8 Mar. 1185 Gift of land in Clifton (ROX) Perambulator Adam of Chatto; Adam of Thorpe (12C); Adam, son of Arkil of Whitton; Anselm of Mow/Whitton; Arkil of Whitton; David, earl of Huntingdon (d.1219); Geoffrey Ridel (12/13C ROX); Gervase Avenel, lord of Eskdale (d.1219); Ivo, clerk of Morebattle; John, son of Orm, son of Eilaf (Hownam); Matthew, chaplain (ROX); Peter, persona of Morebattle; Ralph Nanus (le Nain); Ralph, son of Ralph le Nain; Richard, son of Ralph le Nain; Robert Avenel, lord of Eskdale (d.1185); Roger of Malzeard; Roger, son of Thomas of Humbleton; Simon, archdeacon of Glasgow (fl.1165×74-1195×96); Simon, son of Uhtred of Grubbit; Thomas of Humbleton; Uhtred of Grubbit; Walter, clerk of Walter of Windsor; William de Somerville (I); William of Brafferton; William of Hownam, son of John, son of Orm (d.1227); William, succentor of Rievaulx 3/609/1 (Melr. Lib., no. 116)
6/Jan/1179 × 1190 Command to hand over ploughgate of land in Hassendean (ROX) Addressee 1/6/194 (RRS, ii, no. 218)
6/Jan/1179 × 1190 Command to hand over ploughgate of land in Hassendean (ROX) Addressee 1/6/195 (RRS, ii, no. 219)
6 Jan. 1179 X 1188 Attestation of a transcript of charters Signatory 4/32/8 (ND, App., no. 508)
6 Jan. 1179 X 2 Mar. 1189 Settlement of case between Brinkburn Priory and Kelso Abbey Judge Hugh, king's chaplain and clerk (episcopal witness); Thomas of Berwick, master; Walter, prior of Carham 4/32/6 (Brink. Cart., no. 158)
9 Apr. 1181 X 1186 * Gift and quitclaim (agreement) of haughs beside Kale water named person (transaction) 4/33/5 (SEA, i, no. 103)
17 Mar. 1182 Letter concerning excommunication of King William, with lifting of sentence named person (transaction) 2/132/6 (Haddan and Stubbs, Councils, ii, I, 258 )
14 May 1185 X 25 Nov. 1185 Statment concerning settlement of dispute between Hugh and Richard, bishops of St Andrews Addressor 4/32/7 (SEA, i, no. 106)
31 Jul. 1186 Correspondence concerning quarrel between Bishops John of Dunkeld and Hugh of St Andrews named person (transaction) 2/133/10 (Haddan and Stubbs, Councils, ii, I, 262-3)
31 Jul. 1186 *Command to protect friends and clerics of bishop of Dunkeld Addressee 2/133/10 (Haddan and Stubbs, Councils, ii, I, 262-3)
31 Jul. 1186 Correspondence concerning quarrel between Bishops John of Dunkeld and Hugh of St Andrews Addressee 2/133/11 (Haddan and Stubbs, Councils, ii, I, 263-65)
16 Jan. 1188 Command to visit King William and warn him to desist from his rancour against Bishop John of St Andrews Addressee 2/135/3 (Haddan and Stubbs, Councils, ii, I, 269-71)
16 Jan. 1188 Command to urge acceptance of Bishop John of St Andrews Addressee 2/135/5 (Haddan and Stubbs, Councils, ii, I, 266)


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1179 X 8 Mar. 1185 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 3/609/1 (Melr. Lib., no. 116)
1179 X 8 Mar. 1185 abbot of Melrose 3/609/1 (Melr. Lib., no. 116)
6 Jan. 1179 X 1185 abbot of Melrose 1/6/192 (RRS, ii, no. 216)
6 Jan. 1179 X 1188 abbot of Melrose 4/32/8 (ND, App., no. 508)
6 Jan. 1179 X 2 Mar. 1189 abbot of Melrose 1/6/221 (RRS, ii, no. 244)
6 Jan. 1179 X 13 Apr. 1189 abbot of Melrose 3/486/3 (Newb. Reg., no. 64)
6 Jan. 1179 X 2 Mar. 1189 abbot of Melrose 1/6/223 (RRS, ii, no. 246)
6 Jan. 1179 X 2 Mar. 1189 abbot of Melrose 3/588/1 (Newb. Reg., no. 125)
6 Jan. 1179 X 2 Mar. 1189 abbot of Melrose 3/267/1 (Newb. Reg., no. 73)
6 Jan. 1179 X 2 Mar. 1189 abbot of Melrose 2/7/22 (SEA, i, no. 97)
6 Jan. 1179 X 2 Mar. 1189 abbot of Melrose 4/32/6 (Brink. Cart., no. 158)
6 Jan. 1179 X 1190 abbot of Melrose 1/6/194 (RRS, ii, no. 218)
6 Jan. 1179 X 1190 abbot of Melrose 1/6/195 (RRS, ii, no. 219)
19 Aug. 1179 X 1182 abbot of Melrose 1/6/213 (RRS, ii, no. 237)
1180 X 25 Nov. 1185 abbot of Melrose 3/539/2 (Glas. Reg., no. 52)
1181 X 1188 abbot of Melrose 2/7/19 (SEA, i, no. 91)
9 Apr. 1181 X 1186 abbot of Melrose 4/33/5 (SEA, i, no. 103)
17 Mar. 1182 abbot of Melrose 2/132/6 (Haddan and Stubbs, Councils, ii, I, 258 )
14 Sept. 1184 X 1184 abbot of Melrose 1/6/228 (RRS, ii, no. 252)
14 May 1185 X 25 Nov. 1185 abbot of Melrose 4/32/7 (SEA, i, no. 106)
31 Jul. 1186 abbot of Melrose 2/133/10 (Haddan and Stubbs, Councils, ii, I, 262-3)
31 Jul. 1186 abbot of Melrose 2/133/11 (Haddan and Stubbs, Councils, ii, I, 263-65)
15 Mar. 1187 X 23 Mar. 1189 abbot of Melrose 1/6/235 (RRS, ii, no. 260)
16 Jan. 1188 abbot of Melrose 2/135/3 (Haddan and Stubbs, Councils, ii, I, 269-71)
16 Jan. 1188 abbot of Melrose 2/135/5 (Haddan and Stubbs, Councils, ii, I, 266)
1189 X 1193 abbot of Rievaulx 3/547/27 (Melr. Lib., no. 97)
2 Mar. 1189 X 1195 abbot of Rievaulx 1/6/268 (RRS, ii, no. 296)
2 Mar. 1189 X 2 Feb. 1196 abbot of Rievaulx 3/75/1 (Melr. Lib., no. 152)
2 Mar. 1189 X 2 Feb. 1196 abbot of Rievaulx 3/517/2 (Melr. Lib., no. 153)
23 Mar. 1189 X 1190 abbot of Rievaulx 1/6/267 (RRS, ii, no. 295)
circa 13 Apr. 1189 X 1189 abbot of Rievaulx 3/486/6 (Newb. Reg., no. 65)
29 Sept. 1189 X 1190 abbot of Rievaulx 1/6/272 (RRS, ii, no. 301)
18 Oct. 1194 X 2 Feb. 1196 abbot of Rievaulx 2/7/25 (SEA, i, no. 95)
18 Oct. 1194 X 2 Feb. 1196 abbot of Rievaulx 2/7/24 (SEA, i, no. 94)


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6 January 1179 X 1185 Gift of toft at Dumfries 1/6/192 (RRS, ii, no. 216)
6 January 1179 X 2 March 1189 Confirmation of donation given by Robert de Quincy and his son, Saer de Quincy 1/6/218 (RRS, ii, no. 241)
6 January 1179 X 2 March 1189 Gift of land in Romanno (PEB) in exchange for other land 3/588/1 (Newb. Reg., no. 125)
6 January 1179 X 2 March 1189 Renewal of customs and dues in time of King David, and marches which he granted to them 1/6/221 (RRS, ii, no. 244)
6 January 1179 X 2 March 1189 Gift of ploughgate in South Hailes (ELO) 3/267/1 (Newb. Reg., no. 73)
6 January 1179 X 2 March 1189 Confirmation of church of Makerstoun (ROX) 1/6/223 (RRS, ii, no. 246)
6 January 1179 X 2 March 1189 Gift of a full toft in the burgh of Glasgow 2/7/22 (SEA, i, no. 97)
6 January 1179 X 13 April 1189 Gift of grange of Preston (ELO) 3/486/3 (Newb. Reg., no. 64)
19 August 1179 X 1182 Gift of five tofts, one each in Inverness, Auldearn, Forres, Elgin and Aberdeen 1/6/213 (RRS, ii, no. 237)
1180 X 25 November 1185 Confirmation of church of Carnwath with a half-ploughgate 3/539/2 (Glas. Reg., no. 52)
30 March 1180 Agreement between monks of Melrose Abbey and Richard de Moreville 1/6/212 (RRS, ii, no. 236)
1181 X 1188 Confirmation of the the church of Woodkirk 2/7/19 (SEA, i, no. 91)
14 September 1184 X 1184 Renewal of boundaries between monks of Newbattle and David Uviet 1/6/228 (RRS, ii, no. 252)
15 March 1187 X 23 March 1189 Confirmation of agreement between Ingram, bishop of Glasgow and Robert de Brus 1/6/235 (RRS, ii, no. 260)
1189 X 1193 Quitclaim of pasture on the River Leader (ROX) 3/547/27 (Melr. Lib., no. 97)
2 March 1189 X 1195 Confirmation of 'Kressewelle' (Monkrigg, ELO) 1/6/268 (RRS, ii, no. 296)
2 March 1189 X 2 February 1196 Gift of 20 acres of 'Rauenesfen' (near Whitton, ROX) 3/75/1 (Melr. Lib., no. 152)
2 March 1189 X 2 February 1196 Confirmation of 20 acres of land called 'Rauenesfen' (in Whitton, ROX) 3/517/2 (Melr. Lib., no. 153)
23 March 1189 X 1190 Confirmation of quittance of teinds to Earl David 1/6/267 (RRS, ii, no. 295)
circa 13 April 1189 X 1189 Confirmation of grange of Preston (ELO) 3/486/6 (Newb. Reg., no. 65)
29 September 1189 X 1190 Confirmation of chapel of Park, and buildings of Colmslie, Buckholm and Whitelee 1/6/272 (RRS, ii, no. 301)
18 October 1194 X 2 February 1196 Gift of the church of Hassendean 2/7/25 (SEA, i, no. 95)
18 October 1194 X 2 February 1196 Gift of the church of Hassendean 2/7/24 (SEA, i, no. 94)