People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

William, bishop of Argyll (d.1241)

Biography
Watt and Murray, Fasti, 34, 294: William was chancellor of Moray, occurring on 4 September 1230, when he was elected bishop of Argyll, after May 1238 but before 16 February 1239. He was consecrated before 22 May 1240 and died in 1241, after 4 September. William drowned at sea. (Chron. Mel.)
Floruits
1232 × 1240
Related Place
Chapter of Argyll (Lismore)
Grantor Beneficiary relationships
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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
26 Jul. 1232 X 10 Oct. 1237 Decree that that canons who are called to wealthier benefices, in the meantime, the fruits which they have in their prebend shall be paid completely Signatory 2/8/31 (Moray Reg., no. 84)
11 Oct. 1232 Decree that teinds which have been received from a church for the previous forty years without interruption shall not be the subject of litigation in future Signatory 2/8/29 (Moray Reg., no. 82)
11 Mar. 1234 * Quitclaim (agreement) of right to half davoch pertaining to church of Urquhart Party 1 4/33/13 (Moray Reg., no. 83)
1235 Agreement between (i) Prior Henry and the convent of St Andrews, and (ii) Bishop Andrew and the chapter of Moray, and Lady Muriel of Rothes and the Hospital of St Nicholas next to the Bridge of Spey, over the church of Rothes (MOR) Signatory Andrew Murray, bishop of Moray (d.1242); Chapter of Moray; Chapter of St Andrews; William Malveisin, bishop of St Andrews (d.1238) 4/4/15 B (St A. Lib., 326-7)
25 Mar. 1237 X 24 Mar. 1238 Quitclaim of certain teinds Signatory 2/8/34 (Pluscarden, App. K)
10 Oct. 1237 Gift of site of a mill on Lossie in bishop's territory of Auchter Spynie (in Spynie, MOR) Signatory Alan, monk, brother (Moray); Bartholomew, chaplain of Walter Murray; David of Strathbogie, earl of Atholl (d.1270); Gregory, master, mason; Laurence, chaplain (in Moray, 13C); Nicholas, monk of Valcroissant; Richard, glazier; Robert, chaplain (Moray); Simon of Roffey; William (I), earl of Sutherland (d.1248); William Agnus, official of Moray, canon of Kingussie 2/8/32 (Moray Reg., no. 121)
9 Jul. 1238 X 16 Feb. 1239 Approval, ratification, and confirmation of previous ordinances and customs concerning prebends of church of Moray Signatory 2/42/4 (Moray Reg., no. 81)
16 Feb. 1239 Command to inquire into postulation of William, bishop of Argyll named person (transaction) 2/140/93 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 178)
22 May 1240 Gift of 14 pennylands in Lismore (ARG) Beneficiary Cainnech mac Gilla Míchéil; Chapter of Argyll; Christian, archdeacon of Argyll; Daniel, official of Argyll; Dúngal mac Gilla Escoip; Gilla Coluim mac Gilla Míchéil (13C); Gilla Mo Luóic, dean of Lismore; Gillecund, dean of Kintyre; Gillies (Gilla Ísu) mac Maíl Ruanaid; John, dean of Lorn; Máel Dúin, dean of Glassary; Tairdelbach mac Domnaill 3/33/1 (Duncan & Brown, PSAS 90, App. IV)