People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Geoffrey, abbot of Dunfermline (d.1154)

Biography
Watt and Shead, Heads, 67: Geoffrey was prior of Canterbury when he was chosen to be the first abbot of Dunfermline in 1128. He served until his death on 9 June 1154. Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae, 1066-1300, ii, 8-12: He first occurs after May 1125 and remained prior until his appointment as abbot of Dunfermline in 1128. His nephew, also called Geoffrey (d. 1178), succeeded him as abbot of Dunfermline
Floruits
1136 × 1152
Related Place
Dunfermline
Grantor Beneficiary relationships
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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
1128 X 1136 Concession of freedom from labour service for tenants and vassals Beneficiary Gilla Míchéil, earl of Fife (d.c.1136); Hugh de Moreville (I) (d.1162); John, bishop of Glasgow (d.1147); Robert Bruce I (d.1142) 1/4/15 (Chrs. David I, no. 37)
1128 X 1136 Renewal of the gift of the shire of Kirkcaldy Beneficiary Áed (Heth) the earl; Alwine mac Arkil, the rannaire; Cormac, bishop of Dunkeld; Herbert, chancellor (d.c.1135); Hugh de Moreville (I) (d.1162); John, bishop of Glasgow (d.1147); Malise (I), earl of Strathearn (d.1141×); Malothen of Scone; Matad, earl of Atholl (d.1139×59); Robert, bishop of St Andrews (d.1159) 1/4/21 (Chrs. David I, no. 44)
1128 X 24 Aug. 1147 Quitclaim of the abbot of Dunfermline's ship from customs Beneficiary John, bishop of Glasgow (d.1147) 1/4/13 (Chrs. David I, no. 35)
1128 X 24 May 1153 Command to see that the abbot of Dunfermline receives his revenue Beneficiary Hugh de Moreville (I) (d.1162); Robert Bruce I (d.1142) 1/4/23 (Chrs. David I, no. 49)
1128 X 24 May 1153 *Grant of the teind of the king's cash revenue in Stirling Beneficiary 1/4/23 (Chrs. David I, no. 49)
1136 X 24 May 1153 Instruction that the abbot of Dunfermline shall have a saltpan Beneficiary Duncan (I), earl of Fife (d.1154); Herbert, king's chamberlain; Matad, earl of Atholl (d.1139×59) 1/4/32 (Chrs. David I, no. 67)
16 Aug. 1139 X 1151 Agreement between Robert, bishop of St Andrews, and Geoffrey, abbot of Dunfermline Party 2 Alwine, abbot of Holyrood (d.1155); Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1166); David Oliphant (12C); Duncan (I), earl of Fife (d.1154); Gregory, bishop of Dunkeld (d.1169); H., prior of Coldingham (fl.c.1147×c.1150); Henry, son of Swain; Herbert, king's chamberlain; Hugh de Moreville (I) (d.1162); Osbert, abbot of Jedburgh (d.1174); Osbert, prior of Holyrood (d.1151); Walter Stewart (I), son of Alan (d.1177); William de Somerville (I); William, abbot of Cambuskenneth (fl.1147-50) 4/4/1 (SEA, i, no. 140)
1141 X 24 Aug. 1147 Confirmation of properties and privileges to Holyrood Abbey named person (transaction) Aelfric, chaplain; Blein, archdeacon (David I); Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1138); Edward, bishop of Aberdeen (d.1171); Gilla Míchéil, earl of Fife (d.c.1136); Gillies (TRD); Henry, earl of Northumberland and Huntingdon (d.1152); Herbert, king's chamberlain; John, bishop of Glasgow (d.1147); Leysing; Norman, sheriff of Berwick; Oggu, judex; Peter Bruce; Robert de Burneville (early 12C); Robert de Montague; Robert, bishop of St Andrews (d.1159); Thurstan of Crichton; Waleran, chaplain of King David (in Tranent); William Graham; William I, king of Scots (d.1214) 1/4/74 (Chrs. David I, no. 147)


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Date Short Summary Source
1128 X 1136 abbot of Dunfermline 1/4/16 (Chrs. David I, no. 38)
1128 X 1136 Abbot 1/4/21 (Chrs. David I, no. 44)
1128 X 1136 abbot of Dunfermline 1/4/12 (Chrs. David I, no. 34)
1128 X 1136 abbot of Dunfermline 1/4/15 (Chrs. David I, no. 37)
1128 X 24 Aug. 1147 abbot of Dunfermline 1/4/13 (Chrs. David I, no. 35)
1128 X 24 May 1153 abbot of Dunfermline 1/4/23 (Chrs. David I, no. 49)
1136 X 24 May 1153 abbot of Dunfermline 1/4/53 (Chrs. David I, no. 117)
1136 X 24 May 1153 abbot of Dunfermline 1/4/32 (Chrs. David I, no. 67)
9 Apr. 1139 X 12 Jun. 1152 abbot of Dunfermline 3/1000/24 (Chrs. David I, no. 84)
9 Apr. 1139 X 12 Jun. 1152 chancellor 3/1000/24 (Chrs. David I, no. 84)
16 Aug. 1139 X 1151 abbot of Dunfermline 4/4/1 (SEA, i, no. 140)
Sept. 1139 X 14 Jun. 1140 abbot of Dunfermline 1/4/37 (Chrs. David I, no. 85)
14 Jun. 1140 abbot of Dunfermline 1/4/39 (Chrs. David I, no. 87)
14 Jun. 1140 abbot of Dunfermline 1/4/38 (Chrs. David I, no. 86)
1141 X 24 Aug. 1147 abbot of Dunfermline 1/4/76 (Chrs. David I, no. 149)
1141 X 1150 abbot of Dunfermline 1/4/66 (Chrs. David I, no. 134)
1141 X 1150 abbot of Dunfermline 1/4/67 (Chrs. David I, no. 135)
1141 X 1150 abbot of Dunfermline 1/4/89 (Chrs. David I, no. 166)
1141 X 1150 abbot of Dunfermline 1/4/65 (Chrs. David I, no. 133)
1145 X 24 May 1153 abbot of Dunfermline 1/4/64 (Chrs. David I, no. 132)
1147 X 1151 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/7 (SEA, i, no. 124)
3 May 1147 X 24 Aug. 1147 abbot of Dunfermline 1/4/85 (Chrs. David I, no. 159)
24 Aug. 1147 X 1151 abbot of Dunfermline 1/4/95 (Chrs. David I, no. 174)
1150 X 12 Jun. 1152 abbot of Dunfermline 1/4/99 (Chrs. David I, no. 180)
1152 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/9 (SEA, i, no. 137)


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1136 X 24 May 1153 One saltpan alongside the king's saltpans Holder (possession) 1/4/32 (Chrs. David I, no. 67)
1141 X 24 Aug. 1147 right of court Holder (possession) 1/4/74 (Chrs. David I, no. 147)


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1128 × 1136 Gift of Govan (LAN) 1/4/12 (Chrs. David I, no. 34)
1136 X 24 May 1153 Command that ship of monks of May be free from cain 1/4/53 (Chrs. David I, no. 117)
9 April 1139 X 12 June 1152 Renewal of tenure and of right to have court 3/1000/24 (Chrs. David I, no. 84)
September 1139 X 14 June 1140 Gift of the church of St Mary's Haddington 1/4/37 (Chrs. David I, no. 85)
14 June 1140 Gift of Clerkington (ELO) 1/4/38 (Chrs. David I, no. 86)
14 June 1140 Gift of Clerkington (ELO) with other revenue 1/4/39 (Chrs. David I, no. 87)
1141 X 24 August 1147 Gift of Redden (ROX) 1/4/76 (Chrs. David I, no. 149)
1141 X 1150 Concession of freedom to sell fish in the harbour of the Isle of May 1/4/66 (Chrs. David I, no. 134)
1141 X 1150 Prohibition against disturbance of monks within wood of Clackmannan 1/4/67 (Chrs. David I, no. 135)
1141 X 1150 Gift of Rhynd to Reading Abbey 1/4/89 (Chrs. David I, no. 166)
1141 X 1150 Gift in perpetual alms of Pittenweem and Inverin 1/4/65 (Chrs. David I, no. 133)
1145 X 24 May 1153 Gift of one full toft in the king's burgh of Haddington 1/4/64 (Chrs. David I, no. 132)
1147 X 1151 Confirmation of church of Loquhariot (Borthwick, MLO) 2/10/7 (SEA, i, no. 124)
3 May 1147 X 24 August 1147 Grant of various possessions to Cambuskenneth Abbey 1/4/85 (Chrs. David I, no. 159)
24 August 1147 X 1151 Foundation of Jedburgh and gift of properties and revenue 1/4/95 (Chrs. David I, no. 174)
1150 X 12 June 1152 Gift of the church of Selkirk 1/4/99 (Chrs. David I, no. 180)
1152 Gift of Kinninmonth (FIF) with toft of Kilrymont (FIF) 2/10/9 (SEA, i, no. 137)