People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Gilbert Murray, bishop of Caithness (d.1245)

Biography
Watt and Murray, Fasti, 78, 310: Gilbert was archdeacon of Moray by March 1207×June 1208 and occurs again on 7 December 1221. He held this office when elected to the see of Caithness 11 September 1222×10 April 1224. He died on 1 April, probably 1245. Watt, Graduates, 414-17: Gilbert had an older brother John, and a younger brother, Simon, and another brother, Richard, who had married Margery de Lascelles. Gilbert is found as Master from 1207×11 and became archdeacon of Moray after 1200×06 but before March 1207×June 1208. He was buried at Dornoch cathedral.
Floruits
1203 × 1244
Related Place
CAI (Caithness)
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Total number of associated factoids: 90

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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Donation of land of Skelbo (SUT) and Ferincoskry (SUT), land of Sutherland towards west lying between these lands and marches of Ross Beneficiary 1/6/486 (RRS, ii, no. 520)
unavailable Donation of land in Sutherland Grantor 1/7/238 (RRS, iii, no. 232)
unavailable Gift of Skelbo and Ferincoskry (SUT) and land towards marches of Ross Beneficiary 1/7/238 (RRS, iii, no. 232)
unavailable Confirmation of lands in Sutherland Beneficiary 1/7/238 (RRS, iii, no. 232)
unavailable Gift of teinds and revenues of Halladale (SUT) Grantor 2/4/2 (Suther., no. 4)
unavailable Gift of Skelbo, Ferincoskry and Invershin (SUT) Beneficiary 3/38/1 (Moray Reg., App., no. 3)
unavailable Command to perambulate land of Burgie (MOR) Addressee 1/7/66 (RRS, iii, no. 66)
unavailable Papal letters concerning translation of seat of Moray to church of Holy Trinity of Elgin Addressee 4/33/11 (Moray Reg., no. 58)
unavailable Handing over of land of Burgie (MOR) Grantor 1/7/66 (RRS, iii, no. 66)
1203 X 29 Apr. 1214 Gift of Skelbo in Sutherland (SUT), Ferincoskry (SUT) Inuershin (SUT), and land of Sutherland towards west Beneficiary Alexander of Elgin; Andrew, son of William (I) Freskin; Archibald of Duffus; Augustine of Elgin/ Moray; Freskin Douglas, dean of Moray (d.1226); Hugh Douglas, archdeacon of Moray (fl.1225-27); John Black, clerk of Bishop Andrew of Moray; Reginald, janitor (SUT); Richard Murray, brother of Gilbert, bishop of Caithness; Robert, chamberlain (SUT); Thomas, son of Augustine; Walter Murdoch; Waltheof of Garioch; William, son of William, son of Freskin (William II Freskin aka Murray (d.1226)) 3/414/1 (Moray Reg., App., no. 1 )
1203 X 1223 Renewal of Skelbo in Sutherland, and ‘Fernebuchlyn’ (later Ferincoskry) and ‘Innerchen’ (SUT) Beneficiary Freskin Douglas, dean of Moray (d.1226); Henry, dean of Ross; Hugh Douglas, archdeacon of Moray (fl.1225-27); John Niger ; Maurice or Murdoch, chancellor of Ross; Reginald, janitor (SUT) 3/38/1 (Moray Reg., App., no. 3)
29 Apr., 1212 X 1214 Confirmation of donation made by Hugh Freskin Beneficiary Hugh de Sigillo, bishop of Dunkeld (d.1229 or 1230); Oliver, king's chaplain (fl.c.1208-c.1214); Philip de Valognes, chamberlain (d.1215); William del Bois, chancellor (d.1232); William, chaplain (II) of King William (c.1196-1214) 1/6/486 (RRS, ii, no. 520)
30 Jan. 1219 Appointment of judges to look into reports concerning the bishop of Moray named person (transaction) 2/139/29 (Theiner, no. 22)
7 Dec. 1221 Gift of Burgie (MOR) Perambulator Adam of Scone, king's chaplain (d.1225×); David de Bonville, marischal (fl.late 12C-mid13C); John Gifford (son of William son of Hugh); John Hay (I), lord of Naughton (d.×Oct.1266); Robert, king's chaplain (TRA2); Thomas of Stirling, clerk, archdeacon of Glasgow (d.1227); Walter Lindsay (III), son of William (II) (d.c.1222); William del Bois, chancellor (d.1232) 1/7/66 (RRS, iii, no. 66)
11 Sept. 1222 X 24 Mar. 1239 Constitution of chapter of Caithness Grantor Chapter of Caithness 2/4/2 (Suther., no. 4)
11 Sept. 1222 X 24 Mar. 1239 *Gift of salary from church of Farr Grantor 2/4/2 (Suther., no. 4)
11 Sept. 1222 X 24 Mar. 1239 *Gift of salary from church of Farr Grantor 2/4/2 (Suther., no. 4)
10 Apr. 1224 Command to determine if see of Moray should be translated to Elgin Addressee 2/139/80 (Moray Reg., no. 57)
5 Jul. 1224 Command to translate see of Moray to Elgin Addressee William del Bois, chancellor (d.1232); William Malveisin, bishop of St Andrews (d.1238) 1/7/96 (RRS, iii, no. 94)
19 Jul. 1224 Settlement regarding translation of seat of Moray to church of Holy Trinity of Elgin Judge Alexander II, king of Scots (d.1249); Andrew Murray, bishop of Moray (d.1242) 4/33/11 (Moray Reg., no. 58)
29 Jul. 1225 Command to restore churches to 'blind' Maurice Addressee 2/139/92 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 103)
26 Dec. 1235 Confirmation of land in Sutherland Sicut Clause Alan Durward (d.1275); Patrick (II), earl of Dunbar (d.1248); Walter Bisset (13C); Walter Oliphant, justiciar of Lothian (son of Walter) (d.1242); Walter Stewart (II), son of Alan (d.1241); William of Bondington, bishop of Glasgow (d.1258); William of Mar 1/7/238 (RRS, iii, no. 232)
16 Feb. 1239 Command to inquire into postulation of William, bishop of Argyll Addressee 2/140/93 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 178)
17 Jun. 1239 Command to enquire into election of abbot of Arbroath as bishop of Aberdeen Addressee 2/140/94 (Theiner, no. 99)
1 Oct. 1239 Command to enquire into election of David of Bernham as bishop of St Andrews Addressee 2/140/95 (Theiner, no. 100)
3 Mar. 1244 Command to enquire into election of dean of Moray to see of Moray Addressee 2/143/5 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 207)
22 Sept. 1275 Agreement between Archibald, bishop of Caithness, and William, earl of Sutherland named person (transaction) 4/15/10 (Bannatyne Misc., no. 2)


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Mar. 1207 X 1222 Brother of Gilbert Murray, bishop of Caithness (d.1245)(Familial relationship) object (relationship) 2/8/11 (Moray Reg., no. 211)
5 Aug. 1213 X 1222 Chaplain of Gilbert Murray, bishop of Caithness (d.1245)(Employment relationship) object (relationship) 2/8/13 (Moray Reg., no. 54)
5 Aug. 1213 X 1222 Chaplain of Gilbert Murray, bishop of Caithness (d.1245)(Employment relationship) object (relationship) 2/8/13 (Moray Reg., no. 54)
5 Aug. 1213 X 1222 Archdeacon of Brice of Douglas, bishop of Moray (d.1222)(Employment relationship) subject (relationship) 2/8/13 (Moray Reg., no. 54)
30 Jan. 1219 Bishop of Gilbert Murray, bishop of Caithness (d.1245) (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 2/139/29 (Theiner, no. 22)
11 Sept. 1222 X 24 Mar. 1239 Clerk of Gilbert Murray, bishop of Caithness (d.1245)(Employment relationship) object (relationship) 2/4/2 (Suther., no. 4)
11 Sept. 1222 X 24 Mar. 1239 Chaplain of Gilbert Murray, bishop of Caithness (d.1245)(Employment relationship) object (relationship) 2/4/2 (Suther., no. 4)
19 Jul. 1224 Lord (dominus) of Gilbert Murray, bishop of Caithness (Tenurial & lordship relationship) object (relationship) 4/33/11 (Moray Reg., no. 58)
2 Jan. 1227 Brother of Gilbert Murray, bishop of Caithness (d.1245)(Familial relationship) object (relationship) 1/7/114 (RRS, iii, no. 111)
26 Dec. 1235 Brother of Gilbert Murray, bishop of Caithness (d.1245)(Familial relationship) object (relationship) 1/7/238 (RRS, iii, no. 232)
22 Sept. 1275 Predecessors of Archibald Herok, bishop of Caithness (d.a.1279) (Tenurial & lordship relationship) subject (relationship) 4/15/10 (Bannatyne Misc., no. 2)


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1203 X 29 Apr. 1214 Master 3/414/1 (Moray Reg., App., no. 1 )
1203 X 29 Apr. 1214 archdeacon of Moray 3/414/1 (Moray Reg., App., no. 1 )
1203 X 4 Dec. 1214 archdeacon of Moray 3/427/2 (NLS, Adv. MS 29.4.2 (x), 231r-232v)
1203 X 1223 Master 3/38/1 (Moray Reg., App., no. 3)
1203 X 1223 archdeacon of Moray 3/38/1 (Moray Reg., App., no. 3)
1207 X 28 Jun. 1211 Master 2/8/9 (Arb. Lib., no. 204)
1207 X 28 Jun. 1211 archdeacon of Moray 2/8/9 (Arb. Lib., no. 204)
1207 X 28 Jun. 1211 Master 2/8/8 (Arb. Lib., no. 209)
1207 X 28 Jun. 1211 archdeacon of Moray 2/8/8 (Arb. Lib., no. 209)
1207 X 15 Oct. 1221 Master 4/16/3 B (Moray Reg., no. 21)
1207 X 15 Oct. 1221 archdeacon of Moray 4/16/3 B (Moray Reg., no. 21)
1207 X 15 Oct. 1221 Master 4/16/3 A (Moray Reg., no. 51)
1207 X 15 Oct. 1221 archdeacon of Moray 4/16/3 A (Moray Reg., no. 51)
Mar. 1207 X 1222 Master 2/8/11 (Moray Reg., no. 211)
Mar. 1207 X 1222 archdeacon of Moray 2/8/11 (Moray Reg., no. 211)
Mar. 1207 X 1222 Master 2/8/12 (Moray Reg., no. 53)
Mar. 1207 X 1222 archdeacon 2/8/12 (Moray Reg., no. 53)
29 Apr., 1212 X 1214 Master 1/6/486 (RRS, ii, no. 520)
29 Apr., 1212 X 1214 archdeacon of Moray 1/6/486 (RRS, ii, no. 520)
5 Aug. 1213 X 1222 archdeacon 2/8/13 (Moray Reg., no. 54)
5 Aug. 1213 X 1222 Master 2/8/13 (Moray Reg., no. 54)
30 Jan. 1219 archdeacon of Moray 2/139/29 (Theiner, no. 22)
7 Dec. 1221 archdeacon of Moray 1/7/66 (RRS, iii, no. 66)
11 Sept. 1222 X 24 Mar. 1239 bishop of Caithness 2/4/2 (Suther., no. 4)
10 Apr. 1224 bishop of Caithness 2/139/80 (Moray Reg., no. 57)
5 Jul. 1224 bishop of Caithness 1/7/96 (RRS, iii, no. 94)
19 Jul. 1224 bishop of Caithness 4/33/11 (Moray Reg., no. 58)
25 Mar. 1225 X 24 Mar. 1226 bishop of Caithness 4/32/48 (Moray Reg., App., no. 6)
29 Jul. 1225 bishop of Caithness 2/139/92 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 103)
2 Jan. 1227 bishop of Caithness 1/7/114 (RRS, iii, no. 111)
25 Mar. 1230 X 24 Mar. 1231 bishop of Caithness 4/8/16 (SHS Misc. viii, no. 1)
25 Mar. 1230 X 24 Mar. 1231 Dominus (Lord/Sir) 4/8/16 (SHS Misc. viii, no. 1)
30 Jun. 1233 bishop of Caithness 1/7/201 (RRS, iii, no. 194)
26 Dec. 1235 bishop of Caithness 1/7/238 (RRS, iii, no. 232)
16 Feb. 1239 bishop of Caithness 2/140/93 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 178)
17 Jun. 1239 bishop of Caithness 2/140/94 (Theiner, no. 99)
1 Oct. 1239 bishop of Caithness 2/140/95 (Theiner, no. 100)
3 Mar. 1244 bishop of Caithness 2/143/5 (Cal. Papal Letters, i, 207)
Apr. 1262 archdeacon of Moray 4/20/44 (NLS, Adv. MS 29.4.2 (x), 231r-232v)
22 Sept. 1275 bishop of Caithness 4/15/10 (Bannatyne Misc., no. 2)


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1203 X 4 December 1214 Gift of piece of land of Haugh of Dundurcas (MOR) 3/427/2 (NLS, Adv. MS 29.4.2 (x), 231r-232v)
1203 X 4 December 1214 Charter of Walter Murdoch and Muriel his wife concerning Haugh of Dundurcas (MOR) 4/20/44 (NLS, Adv. MS 29.4.2 (x), 231r-232v)
1207 X 28 June 1211 Gift of davoch of land belonging to church of Aberchirder (Marnoch, BNF) 2/8/8 (Arb. Lib., no. 209)
1207 X 28 June 1211 Renewal of church of Inverness (INV) 2/8/9 (Arb. Lib., no. 204)
1207 X 15 October 1221 Agreement is between (i) Brice, bishop of Moray, and (ii) John Bisset, over the advowson of the churches of Convinth (INV) and ‘Dulbathlach’ (later Wardlaw, now Kirkhill, INV) 4/16/3 B (Moray Reg., no. 21)
1207 X 15 October 1221 Agreement between Brice, bishop of Moray, and John Bisset, over advowson of churches of Convinth (INV) and ‘Dulbathlach’ (later Wardlaw, now Kirkhill, INV) 4/16/3 A (Moray Reg., no. 51)
March 1207 X 1222 Gift of church of Daviot (INV) 2/8/12 (Moray Reg., no. 53)
March 1207 X 1222 Concession of free chapel and grant of revenue 2/8/11 (Moray Reg., no. 211)
5 August 1213 X 1222 Renewal of church of Daviot (INV) 2/8/13 (Moray Reg., no. 54)
25 March 1225 X 24 March 1226 Agreement between Bishop Andrew and chapter of Moray and Robert Hode and Matilda, his spouse, regarding manor of Lhanbride (MOR) 4/32/48 (Moray Reg., App., no. 6)
25 March 1230 X 24 March 1231 Agreement between Arbroath Abbey and Balmerino Abbey 4/8/16 (SHS Misc. viii, no. 1)
30 June 1233 Gift of unspecified land (in Callendar, STL?) 1/7/201 (RRS, iii, no. 194)