People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Geoffrey, abbot of Dunfermline (d.1178)

Biography
Watt and Shead, Heads, 67: Geoffrey (II) was the nephew of the first abbot of Dunfermline, Geoffrey (I), and succeeded upon the death of his uncle in 1154. He served until his own death on 14 October 1178.
Floruits
1159 × 1173
Related Place
Dunfermline
Grantor Beneficiary relationships
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Date Short Summary Role Witnesses Source
19 Dec., 1154 X 1159 Renewal of gifts made by the king and his predecessors Beneficiary Alwine mac Arkil, the rannaire; Andrew, bishop of Caithness (d.1184); Christian, bishop of Whithorn (d.1186); Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1166); Cospatric, son of Waltheof; David Oliphant (12C); Duncan (II), earl of Fife (d.1204); Ferteth, earl of Strathearn (d.1171); Gilbert de Umfraville (fl.c.1140-90); Gilla Brigte, earl of Angus (d.×1189); Gregory, bishop of Dunkeld (d.1169); Herbert, bishop of Glasgow (d.1164); Hugh de Moreville (I) (d.1162); Malcolm, earl of Atholl (d.c.1197); Morgan, earl of Mar (Morgunn mac Donnchada)(d.1182×83); Nicholas of Roxburgh, chancellor (d.1171?); Philip Colville; Robert Avenel, lord of Eskdale (d.1185); Robert, bishop of St Andrews (d.1159); Walter de Bidun (d.1178); Walter Lindsay (II) (d.c.1165); Walter, son of Gilbert de Clare; William, bishop of Moray (d.1162) 1/5/12 (RRS, i, no. 118)
20 Nov. 1160 X 13 Sept. 1162 Gift in perpetual alms of the chapel of Inverkeithing and two tofts in that villa Beneficiary Andrew, bishop of Caithness (d.1184); Arnold, bishop of St Andrews (d.1162); Cospatric, earl of Dunbar (d.1166); David Oliphant (12C); Gregory, bishop of Dunkeld (d.1169); Merleswain, son of Colbán, lord of Kennoway and Ardross; Nicholas of Roxburgh, chancellor (d.1171?) 1/5/55 (RRS, i, no. 178)
7 Jun. 1163 Grant of papal protection and confirmation of properties, liberties and immunities Beneficiary 2/131/10 (Dunf. Reg., no. 237)
27 Jul. 1164 Confirmation of ‘Forduuin’, Dulmernok, Bendochy, Couttie, ‘Incheturfin’, Keithick (all PER) with church of Dunkeld Beneficiary 2/131/12 (Dunf. Reg., no. 236)
1167 Agreement between Durham Priory and Croyland Abbey named person (transaction) Adam of Wallsend; Ambrose of Bolton; Bernard Bonfar; Geoffrey de Baston ; Geoffrey, prior of York; Geoffrey, son of Acharius; Gervase, physician; Guy, marischal (St Andrews); Guy, steward; Hugh of Lewes; John, son of Daniel, monk; Ralph de Het ; Richard of Coldingham, master (d.1198); Robert de Mainil; Robert of Haddington; Robert of Waltham; Roger Lindsay; Roger, chamberlain (in St Andrews); Stephen, master (12C); Walter of Kettins; William of the refectory 4/8/2 (ND, App., no. 642)
1173 X 1177 Command that the Abbot of Dunfermline have his fugitives wherever they be found Beneficiary Walter de Bidun (d.1178); Walter Stewart (I), son of Alan (d.1177) 1/6/142 (RRS, ii, no. 163)
8 Dec. 1174 Agreement between William, king of Scots, and Henry (II), king of England (Treaty of Falaise) named person (transaction) Alfred de St Martin, steward; Bertram de Verdun ; Fulk Painel ; Geoffrey de Perche ; Geoffrey, duke of Brittany (d.1186); Gilbert Malet, steward; Herbert, archdeacon of Northampton ; Hugh, earl of Chester (d.1181); Humphrey de Bohun (d.1187); Ingram of Le Hommet; John of Oxford, bishop of Norwich (d.1200); Jordan of Le Hommet; Jordan Taisson ; Osbert de Camera; Ralph Taisson ; Ralph, abbot of Montebourg ; Ranulf Puhere ; Reginald de Courtenay ; Richard de Coutances, bishop of Avranches (d.1181); Richard de Vernon ; Richard I, king of England (d.1199); Richard of Le Hommet, constable; Robert Bertram ; Robert de Beaumont, count of Meulan (d.1204); Robert de Mortimer ; Robert, abbot of Malmesbury ; Robert, son of Bernard; Roger Bacon ; Roger of Howden; Roger, brother of Ralph Taisson; Walter de Coutances, archbishop of Rouen (d.1207); William de Courcy, steward; William de Mandeville, earl of Essex (d.1189); William of Le Hommet; William, son of Aldan, steward of England; William, vavasour (12C) 4/1/1 (A-S Relations, no. 1)


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Date Short Summary Source
1147 X 1178 abbot of Dunfermline 3/353/1 (Holy. Lib., no. 17)
19 Dec., 1154 X 1159 abbot of Dunfermline 1/5/12 (RRS, i, no. 118)
25 Mar. 1159 X 24 Mar. 1160 abbot of Dunfermline 1/5/24 (RRS, i, no. 131)
25 Mar. 1160 X 24 Mar. 1161 abbot of Dunfermline 1/5/51 (RRS, i, no. 174)
20 Nov. 1160 X 1161 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/29 (SEA, i, no. 153)
20 Nov. 1160 X 13 Sept. 1162 abbot of Dunfermline 1/5/53 (RRS, i, no. 176)
20 Nov. 1160 X 24 Jan. 1162 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/40 (SEA, i, no. 155)
20 Nov. 1160 X 13 Sept. 1162 abbot of Dunfermline 1/5/55 (RRS, i, no. 178)
6 Jan. 1161 X 24 Jan. 1162 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/38 (SEA, i, no. 156)
6 Jan. 1161 X 24 Jan. 1162 abbot of Dunfermline 1/5/71 (RRS, i, no. 195)
6 Jan. 1161 X 24 Jan. 1162 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/37 (SEA, i, no. 147)
6 Jan. 1161 X 13 Sept. 1162 abbot of Dunfermline 1/5/68 (RRS, i, no. 192)
1163 X 20 Sept. 1164 abbot of Dunfermline 1/5/100 (RRS, i, no. 241)
24 May 1163 X 23 May 1164 abbot of Dunfermline 1/5/102 (RRS, i, no. 243)
24 May 1163 X 20 Sept. 1164 abbot of Dunfermline 1/5/113 (RRS, i, no. 239)
24 May 1163 X 20 Sept. 1164 abbot of Dunfermline 1/5/114 (RRS, i, no. 240)
24 May 1163 X 1169 abbot of Dunfermline 2/6/2 (SEA, i, no. 40)
7 Jun. 1163 abbot of Dunfermline 2/131/10 (Dunf. Reg., no. 237)
1164 X 1174 abbot of Dunfermline 3/28/5 (Holy. Lib., no. 24)
27 Jul. 1164 abbot of Dunfermline 2/131/12 (Dunf. Reg., no. 236)
28 Mar. 1165 X 8 Dec. 1166 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/44 (SEA, i, no. 196)
28 Mar. 1165 X 8 Dec. 1166 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/42 (SEA, i, no. 186)
28 Mar. 1165 X 8 Dec. 1166 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/43 (SEA, i, no. 181)
28 Mar. 1165 X 1169 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/54 (SEA, i, no. 201)
28 Mar. 1165 X 1177 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/63 (SEA, i, no. 175)
28 Mar. 1165 X 1178 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/75 (SEA, i, no. 202)
24 Dec. 1165 X 9 Aug. 1170 abbot of Dunfermline 1/6/18 (RRS, ii, no. 23)
24 Dec. 1165 X 9 Aug. 1170 abbot of Dunfermline 1/6/23 (RRS, ii, no. 28)
24 Dec. 1165 X 8 Mar. 1185 abbot of Dunfermline 3/60/1 (Melr. Lib., no. 39)
1166 X 1171 abbot of Dunfermline 1/6/5 (RRS, ii, no. 9)
25 Mar. 1166 X 24 Mar. 1167 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/47 (SEA, i, no. 174)
1167 abbot of Dunfermline 4/8/2 (ND, App., no. 642)
1172 X 1177 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/68 (SEA, i, no. 168)
1172 X 1177 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/69 (SEA, i, no. 169)
1172 X 1177 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/64 (SEA, i, no. 164)
1172 X 1177 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/65 (SEA, i, no. 165)
1172 X 1177 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/66 (SEA, i, no. 166)
1172 X 1177 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/67 (SEA, i, no. 167)
2 Apr. 1172 X 1178 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/85 (SEA, i, no. 191)
25 Mar. 1173 X 1177 abbot of Dunfermline 2/10/70 (SEA, i, no. 206)
8 Dec. 1174 abbot of Dunfermline 4/1/1 (A-S Relations, no. 1)


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1173 X 8 Apr. 1178 Toft in Crail of the Abbot Dunfermline Neighbouring landholder 1/6/149 (RRS, ii, no. 170)


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Date Short Summary Source
unavailable Previous donation of lands in DMF 3/60/1 (Melr. Lib., no. 39)
1147 X 1178 Renewal of church of Livingston (MLO) with half ploughgate and a toft 3/353/1 (Holy. Lib., no. 17)
25 March 1159 X 24 March 1160 Grants and confirms liberties and possessions 1/5/24 (RRS, i, no. 131)
25 March 1160 X 24 March 1161 Renewal of the gifts and liberties given by King David, Earl Henry, King Alexander and Bishop Robert 1/5/51 (RRS, i, no. 174)
20 November 1160 X 1161 Renewal of church of Portmoak (KNR) 2/10/29 (SEA, i, no. 153)
20 November 1160 X 13 September 1162 Confirmation of Bishop Arnold's grant 1/5/53 (RRS, i, no. 176)
20 November 1160 X 24 January 1162 Renewal of offerings of the altar of St Andrews 2/10/40 (SEA, i, no. 155)
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 24 January 1162 Confirmation of Restenneth (ANG) 2/10/37 (SEA, i, no. 147)
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 Commands that serfs of abbot of Holyrood not to be detained 1/5/68 (RRS, i, no. 192)
1163 X 20 September 1164 Renewal of donations which King David given in alms 1/5/100 (RRS, i, no. 241)
24 May 1163 X 23 May 1164 Renewal of the gift of goods, possessions and liberties assigned by predecessors and himself 1/5/102 (RRS, i, no. 243)
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)
24 May 1163 X 1169 Quitclaim of lands to Inchcolm Abbey 2/6/2 (SEA, i, no. 40)
1164 X 1174 Gift of church of Torpenhow (Cumb.) 3/28/5 (Holy. Lib., no. 24)
28 March 1165 X 8 December 1166 Confirmation of the church of Markinch 2/10/42 (SEA, i, no. 186)
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)
28 March 1165 X 1169 Confirmation of chapel of Inchture 2/10/54 (SEA, i, no. 201)
28 March 1165 X 1177 Confirmation of the church of St Laurence, Berwick 2/10/63 (SEA, i, no. 175)
28 March 1165 X 1178 Gift of the church and land of Logie Dundee (Lochee) 2/10/75 (SEA, i, no. 202)
24 December 1165 X 9 August 1170 Gift of church of Inchture (PER) and chapel of Kinnaird (PER) 1/6/18 (RRS, ii, no. 23)
24 December 1165 X 9 August 1170 Renewal of properties and privileges 1/6/23 (RRS, ii, no. 28)
1166 X 1171 Renewal of Rosyth (FIF) and land near Newbattle (Masterton, MLO) 1/6/5 (RRS, ii, no. 9)
25 March 1166 X 24 March 1167 Gift of the church of Falkirk 2/10/47 (SEA, i, no. 174)
1172 X 1177 Confirmation of the church of St Laurence, Berwick 2/10/64 (SEA, i, no. 164)
1172 X 1177 Confirmation of the church of St Laurence, Berwick 2/10/65 (SEA, i, no. 165)
1172 X 1177 Confirmation of the churches of Berwick 2/10/66 (SEA, i, no. 166)
1172 X 1177 Confirmation of the churches of Berwick 2/10/67 (SEA, i, no. 167)
1172 X 1177 Confirmation of the chapel of Earlston 2/10/68 (SEA, i, no. 168)
1172 X 1177 Confirmation of the church of Earlston 2/10/69 (SEA, i, no. 169)
2 April 1172 X 1178 Confirmation of the church of Inchture with the chapel of Kinnaird 2/10/85 (SEA, i, no. 191)
1173 X 1177 Confirmation of agreement between Melrose Abbey and church of Dunbar 2/46/1 (Melr. Lib., no. 52)
25 March 1173 X 1177 Confirmation of agreement between Melrose Abbey and the church of Dunbar 2/10/70 (SEA, i, no. 206)