People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

John, abbot of Kelso (d.1180)

Biography
Watt and Shead, Heads, 121: John was precentor of Kelso when he was elected abbot on 29 November 1160, being blessed on 6 January 1161. He died on 5 May 1180.
Floruits
1162 × 1179
Related Place
Kelso
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Total number of associated factoids: 131

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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
unavailable Appointment of papal judges-delegate Appointee 4/32/2 (Med. Papal Reps., App. IV, no. 1)
6 Jan. 1161 X 20 Sept. 1164 Gift in perpetual alms of a toft in the king's burgh of Inverkeithing (FIF) Beneficiary Alured, abbot of Cambuskenneth (fl.1152×53-1172×78); Herbert, bishop of Glasgow (d.1164); Ingram, bishop of Glasgow (d.1174); Nicholas of Roxburgh, chancellor (d.1171?) 1/5/78 (RRS, i, no. 212)
6 Jan. 1161 X 5 May 1180 Gift of a full toft in Edinburgh Grantor 2/73/10 (Kel. Lib., no. 475)
6 Jan. 1161 X 5 May 1180 Gift of villa of Little Draffan (LAN) Grantor 2/73/5 (Kel. Lib., no. 105)
6 Jan. 1161 X 5 May 1180 Gift of an eighth part of 'Corroc' (prob. Corehouse, LAN) Grantor 2/73/6 (Kel. Lib., no. 111)
6 Jan. 1161 X 5 May 1180 Gift of part of the land of 'Ffincurrok' (LAN) Grantor James of Loudoun/ of Draffan 2/73/7 (Kel. Lib., no. 114)
6 Jan. 1161 X 5 May 1180 Gift of one third of lands of 'Auchinleck' (Nether Affleck, LAN) Grantor Eustace de Ardath; Fulchard; Henry of Redden; Henry, son of Ulkil; Hugh Dunant; James of Loudoun/ of Draffan; Lambert (12C); Philip (witness for Kelso); Richard de Umfraville (d.1226); Richard, son of Henry; Ulkil of Hadden; Walter, son of Henry of Reveden; William, nepos of archdeacon of St Andrews; William, son of Eustace de Ardath; William, son of Ulkil of Hadden 2/73/8 (Kel. Lib., no. 115)
6 Jan. 1161 X 5 May 1180 Gift of a half ploughgate in territory of Midlem (ROX) Grantor Chapter of Kelso 2/73/9 (Kel. Lib., nos. 117, 470)
circa Dec. 1165 Concession to wear a mitre in Kelso Abbey Beneficiary 2/131/19 (Kel. Lib., no. 467)
24 Dec. 1165 X 1171 Prohibition against hindering the abbot of Kelso's men who come to Wedale with their cattle for sanctuary named person (transaction) David Oliphant (12C); Nicholas of Roxburgh, chancellor (d.1171?) 1/6/53 (RRS, ii, no. 68)
24 Dec. 1165 X 1171 Forbids poinding against the abbot of Kelso Beneficiary Nicholas of Roxburgh, chancellor (d.1171?); Richard de Moreville (d.1189 or 1190) 1/6/79 (RRS, ii, no. 95)
24 Dec. 1165 X 1174 Confirmation of toft of Dodin, given to Abbot Arnold by Earl Henry Beneficiary 1/6/80 (RRS, ii, no. 96)
14 May 1175 X 1178 Settlement of dispute between Durham Cathedral and Walter Oliphant over church of Smailholm (ROX) Judge 4/32/2 (Med. Papal Reps., App. IV, no. 1)
25 Mar. 1177 X 24 Mar. 1178 Agreement between Jedburgh Abbey and Dryburgh Abbey Sealer 4/8/5 (Dryb. Lib., no. 62)
25 Mar. 1178 X 24 Mar. 1179 Quitclaim of any subjection and obedience Grantor Adam, earl of Angus (d.×1199); Adam, steward of Arbroath (son of Aldan); Alexander, chaplain of bishops of St Andrews (12C); Hugh Niger; Hugh, king's clerk (TRW); John, nepos of Abbot John of Kelso; Malcolm, son of Hervey; Matthew, bishop of Aberdeen (d.1199); Norman of Montrose; Odo of Kinninmonth, steward, marischal (d.c.1195); Richard Melville, son of Gregory; Richard of Arbroath, king's clerk; Richard of Swaffham; Robert of Perth, son of Saewulf, bishops' chancellor; Roger, chaplain of Bishop Matthew of Aberdeen; Turpin, bishop of Brechin (fl.1165×69-1189×98); Walter of Roxburgh, archdeacon of St Andrews (fl.1165×72-1179×88); William I, king of Scots (d.1214); William of Inchyra, son of Simon; William, chaplain of Bishop Matthew of Aberdeen; William, prior of Restenneth (fl.1178-1189×94); William, son of Earl Gille Brigte (fl.1178×98) 2/73/3 (Arb. Lib., no. 2)
25 Mar. 1179 X 24 Mar. 1180 Quitclaim of all subjection and obedience Grantor Chapter of Kelso; David, earl of Huntingdon (d.1219); Jocelin, bishop of Glasgow (d.1199); William I, king of Scots (d.1214) 2/73/4 (Arb. Lib., no. 3)
1180 X 16 Jan. 1188 Succession of liberties and customs Previous landholder Hugh, bishop of St Andrews (d.1188); Richard de Moreville (d.1189 or 1190); Walter Barclay, chamberlain (d.c.1193); Walter Oliphant (I), justice; William Hay (I), lord of Errol (d.c.1201) 1/6/225 (RRS, ii, no. 248)


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Date Short Summary Source
29 Nov. 1160 X 20 Sept. 1164 abbot of Kelso 3/540/1 (Reid, de Soulis, no. 1)
29 Nov. 1160 X 20 Sept. 1164 abbot of Kelso 3/540/2 (Reid, de Soulis, no. 2)
1161 X 24 Jan. 1162 abbot of Kelso 1/5/58 (RRS, i, no. 182)
6 Jan. 1161 X 24 Jan. 1162 abbot of Kelso 1/5/71 (RRS, i, no. 195)
6 Jan. 1161 X 13 Sept. 1162 abbot of Kelso 1/5/72 (RRS, i, no. 196)
6 Jan. 1161 X 24 Jan. 1162 abbot of Kelso 2/10/37 (SEA, i, no. 147)
6 Jan. 1161 X 13 Sept. 1162 abbot of Kelso 3/539/1 (Glas. Reg., no. 16)
6 Jan. 1161 X 13 Sept. 1162 abbot of Kelso 1/5/74 (RRS, i, no. 198)
6 Jan. 1161 X 24 Jan. 1162 abbot of Kelso 2/10/38 (SEA, i, no. 156)
6 Jan. 1161 X 13 Sept. 1162 abbot of Kelso 2/10/39 (SEA, i, no. 146)
6 Jan. 1161 X 13 Sept. 1162 abbot of Kelso 1/5/59 (RRS, i, no. 183)
6 Jan. 1161 X 13 Sept. 1162 abbot of Kelso 1/5/90 (RRS, i, no. 226)
6 Jan. 1161 X 13 Sept. 1162 abbot of Kelso 1/5/68 (RRS, i, no. 192)
6 Jan. 1161 X 20 Sept. 1164 abbot of Kelso 1/5/78 (RRS, i, no. 212)
6 Jan. 1161 X 5 May 1180 abbot of Kelso 2/73/10 (Kel. Lib., no. 475)
6 Jan. 1161 X 5 May 1180 abbot of Kelso 2/73/5 (Kel. Lib., no. 105)
6 Jan. 1161 X 5 May 1180 abbot of Kelso 2/73/6 (Kel. Lib., no. 111)
6 Jan. 1161 X 5 May 1180 abbot of Kelso 2/73/7 (Kel. Lib., no. 114)
6 Jan. 1161 X 5 May 1180 abbot of Kelso 2/73/8 (Kel. Lib., no. 115)
6 Jan. 1161 X 5 May 1180 abbot of Kelso 2/73/9 (Kel. Lib., nos. 117, 470)
24 Jun., 1161 X 1162 abbot of Kelso 1/5/60 (RRS, i, no. 184)
1162 X 20 Sept. 1164 abbot of Kelso 1/5/89 (RRS, i, no. 223)
1163 X 20 Sept. 1164 abbot of Kelso 1/5/100 (RRS, i, no. 241)
1163 X 20 Sept. 1164 abbot of Kelso 1/5/101 (RRS, i, no. 242)
24 May 1163 X 20 Sept. 1164 abbot of Kelso 1/5/113 (RRS, i, no. 239)
24 May 1163 X 20 Sept. 1164 abbot of Kelso 1/5/114 (RRS, i, no. 240)
1 Nov. 1164 X 1171 abbot of Kelso 3/231/1 (Brink. Cart., no. 156)
28 Mar. 1165 X 9 Dec. 1165 abbot of Kelso 1/5/125 (RRS, i, no. 265)
28 Mar. 1165 X 8 Dec. 1166 abbot of Kelso 2/10/43 (SEA, i, no. 181)
28 Mar. 1165 X 8 Dec. 1166 abbot of Kelso 2/10/44 (SEA, i, no. 196)
circa Dec. 1165 abbot of Kelso 2/131/19 (Kel. Lib., no. 467)
9 Dec. 1165 X 23 Sept. 1168 abbot of Kelso 3/547/4 (Dunf. Reg., no. 161)
9 Dec. 1165 X 1171 abbot of Kelso 3/585/1 (Melr. Lib., no. 150)
24 Dec. 1165 X 23 Sept. 1168 abbot of Kelso 1/6/66 (RRS, ii, no. 82)
24 Dec. 1165 X 23 Sept. 1168 abbot of Kelso 1/6/67 (RRS, ii, no. 83)
24 Dec. 1165 X 23 Sept. 1168 abbot of Kelso 1/6/65 (RRS, ii, no. 81)
24 Dec. 1165 X 9 Aug. 1170 abbot of Kelso 1/6/47 (RRS, ii, no. 62)
24 Dec. 1165 X 1171 abbot of Kelso 1/6/79 (RRS, ii, no. 95)
24 Dec. 1165 X 1171 abbot of Kelso 1/6/53 (RRS, ii, no. 68)
24 Dec. 1165 X 1174 abbot of Kelso 1/6/80 (RRS, ii, no. 96)
24 Dec. 1165 X 8 Mar. 1185 abbot of Kelso 3/60/1 (Melr. Lib., no. 39)
25 Dec. 1165 X 25 Mar. 1173 abbot of Kelso 3/547/12 (Pais. Reg., 7)
25 Dec. 1165 X 25 Mar. 1173 abbot of Kelso 3/547/13 (Pais. Reg., 5-6)
1166 X 9 Aug. 1170 abbot of Kelso 1/6/90 (RRS, ii, no. 106)
1166 X 1171 abbot of Kelso 1/6/45 (RRS, ii, no. 60)
25 Mar. 1166 X 24 Mar. 1167 abbot of Kelso 2/10/47 (SEA, i, no. 174)
1167 X 1170 abbot of Kelso 1/6/89 (RRS, ii, no. 105)
18 Oct. 1171 abbot 4/33/3 (ND, App., no. 643)
2 Apr. 1172 X 1174 abbot of Kelso 1/6/124 (RRS, ii, no. 141)
1173 X 2 Feb. 1174 abbot of Kelso 1/6/126 (RRS, ii, no. 145)


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Date Short Summary Source
unavailable Previous donation of lands in DMF 3/60/1 (Melr. Lib., no. 39)
29 November 1160 X 20 September 1164 Gift of church of Great Doddington (Northants.), land in Nisbet (ROX) and church of St Martin of Liddesdale (i.e. Castleton, ROX) 3/540/1 (Reid, de Soulis, no. 1)
29 November 1160 X 20 September 1164 Gift of church of Great Doddington (Northants.), land next to church of Nisbet (ROX) and church of St Martin of Liddesdale (i.e., Castleton, ROX) 3/540/2 (Reid, de Soulis, no. 2)
1161 X 24 January 1162 Gift in permanent alms of the whole teind of fish caught from 'Balmackennedi' to 'Inuiramun' 1/5/58 (RRS, i, no. 182)
6 January 1161 X 13 September 1162 Gift in feu and heritage of Birkenside (BWK), Legerwood (BWK) and Mow (ROX) 1/5/59 (RRS, i, no. 183)
6 January 1161 X 13 September 1162 Gift of Coupar Angus; fishing in Ericht and Isla; pasture in forest of Drimmie (PER); easements in forests of Drimmie and Clunie (PER); peace and liberties 1/5/90 (RRS, i, no. 226)
6 January 1161 X 24 January 1162 Confirmation of Restenneth (ANG) 2/10/37 (SEA, i, no. 147)
6 January 1161 X 13 September 1162 Gift of 3 acres of land, and the teind of those acres 3/539/1 (Glas. Reg., no. 16)
6 January 1161 X 24 January 1162 Confirmation of possessions of St Andrews Priory 2/10/38 (SEA, i, no. 156)
6 January 1161 X 13 September 1162 Confirmation of teinds, rights and chapels to church of Ednam 2/10/39 (SEA, i, no. 146)
6 January 1161 X 13 September 1162 Commands that serfs of abbot of Holyrood not to be detained 1/5/68 (RRS, i, no. 192)
6 January 1161 X 24 January 1162 Renewal of the church of St Peter, Restenneth, and everything which his ancestors had given and granted 1/5/71 (RRS, i, no. 195)
6 January 1161 X 13 September 1162 Confirmation of the gift of the church of Kinneil (STL), given by Herbert the king's chamberlain 1/5/72 (RRS, i, no. 196)
6 January 1161 X 13 September 1162 Gift in perpetual alms of Drumpellier (LAN) with Medrox (LAN), Myvot (LAN) and 'Glarnephin' (Garnqueen, LAN?) 1/5/74 (RRS, i, no. 198)
24 June, 1161 X 1162 Renewal of donation which King David made to Walter, son of Alan 1/5/60 (RRS, i, no. 184)
1162 X 20 September 1164 Grant of 3 marks annually from the cain of ships at Perth 1/5/89 (RRS, i, no. 223)
1163 X 20 September 1164 Renewal of donations which King David given in alms 1/5/100 (RRS, i, no. 241)
1163 X 20 September 1164 Command that sheriffs and mairs not lay hands upon lawful revenues of bishop and church of Glasgow 1/5/101 (RRS, i, no. 242)
24 May 1163 X 20 September 1164 Confirmation of the donation of parish church of Kilrymont and other possessions which Richard, bishop of St Andrews has made 1/5/113 (RRS, i, no. 239)
24 May 1163 X 20 September 1164 Confirmation of the chapel of Inchture (PER), as in the charter of Bishop Richard 1/5/114 (RRS, i, no. 240)
1 November 1164 X 1171 Gift (or confirmation?) of land in Roxburgh next to St James' Church (ROX) 3/231/1 (Brink. Cart., no. 156)
28 March 1165 X 9 December 1165 Gift in perpetual alms of Kinclaith (LAN) 1/5/125 (RRS, i, no. 265)
28 March 1165 X 8 December 1166 Gift of the parish church of the Holy Trinity in Kilrymont 2/10/43 (SEA, i, no. 181)
28 March 1165 X 8 December 1166 Renewal of donations 2/10/44 (SEA, i, no. 196)
9 December 1165 X 23 September 1168 Gift of 20 acres and one toft in Dunfermline (FIF) 3/547/4 (Dunf. Reg., no. 161)
9 December 1165 X 1171 Confirmation of land of Ringwood (ROX) 3/585/1 (Melr. Lib., no. 150)
24 December 1165 X 23 September 1168 Confirmation of donation of Walter son of Alan 1/6/65 (RRS, ii, no. 81)
24 December 1165 X 23 September 1168 Renewal of donation of Osulf son of Uhtred and his son Uhtred 1/6/66 (RRS, ii, no. 82)
24 December 1165 X 23 September 1168 Renewal of donation made by Earl Cosptaric 1/6/67 (RRS, ii, no. 83)
24 December 1165 X 9 August 1170 Renewal of possessions of Jedburgh Abbey 1/6/47 (RRS, ii, no. 62)
25 December 1165 X 25 March 1173 Gift of church of Innerwick (ELO), church of Legerwood (BWK), etc. 3/547/13 (Pais. Reg., 5-6)
25 December 1165 X 25 March 1173 Gift of the church of Innerwick (ELO), the church of Legerwood (BWK), the church of Cathcart (RNF), and the churches of Strathgryfe (i.e. Renfrewshire) 3/547/12 (Pais. Reg., 7)
1166 X 9 August 1170 Renewal of Kinclaith, Cadder and 'Badermonoc' 1/6/90 (RRS, ii, no. 106)
1166 X 1171 Renewal of his ancestors' donations 1/6/45 (RRS, ii, no. 60)
25 March 1166 X 24 March 1167 Gift of the church of Falkirk 2/10/47 (SEA, i, no. 174)
1167 X 1170 Settlement that church of Edrom (BWK) to be yielded to church of Durham in perpetuity 1/6/89 (RRS, ii, no. 105)
2 April 1172 X 1174 Gift of churches and chapels in Galloway 1/6/124 (RRS, ii, no. 141)
1173 X 2 February 1174 Gift of Whitslaid (SLK) 1/6/126 (RRS, ii, no. 145)
1175 X 1178 Concession regarding the disposal of the residue of a canon's prebend upon his death 2/7/16 (SEA, i, no. 85)
1175 X 1178 Gift of Bedlay (in Cadder, LAN) 1/6/170 (RRS, ii, no. 192)
1175 X 5 May 1180 Gift of half ploughgate in Broughton (PEB) 3/435/1 (Glas. Reg., no. 48)
14 May 1175 X 1178 Confirmation of church of Haddington with land of Clerkington (ELO) 1/6/151 (RRS, ii, no. 173)
21 May 1175 X 1178 Renewal of confirmation of churches held in the diocese of Glasgow 2/7/17 (SEA, i, no. 89)
23 May 1175 X 13 May 1178 Agreement between (i) the canons of St Andrews, and (ii) the nuns of Haddington, over portions of the church of Haddington 4/8/7 (St A. Lib., 334)
1178 X 19 August 1179 Gift of 4 oxgangs with a toft and 3 acres of meadow in Balcormo (FIF) 3/369/3 (Camb. Reg., no. 36)
1178 X 5 May 1180 Gift of 'Adinaglas', Dunnichen, and Kingoldrum 1/6/199 (RRS, ii, no. 223)