People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/97/54 (Moray Reg., no. 261)

Prior John and convent of St Andrews to pope; following death of Sir G[amelin] and his burial in church, he and chapter, wishing to provide their widowed church with a shepherd, and having obtained king's assent, established a day, that is, Wednesday on morrow of SS Marcel and Peter the martyrs, 1271, in cathedral church, to choose a shepherd. They have granted power to six of their canons, namely 'N.', and a seventh, the archdeacon of Lothian, to choose a suitable person as their bishop and they agreed that Master W[illiam] Wishart, their archdeacon and chaplain of pope, be elected as their bishop and shepherd
Firm date
3 June 1271
Dating Notes
Wednesday on the morrow of the feast of SS Marcel and Peter the martyrs, 1271
Place date (modern)
St Andrews Cathedral
Related Place
St Andrews
Source for Data Entry
Moray Registrum, no. 261
Trad. ID
Moray Reg., no. 261
Calendar number
Charter type
Letter (correspondence)
The 'N' probably refers to 'nomine' rather than an actual person, with the names to be filled in later

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
3 Jun. 1271 Statement concerning election of William Wishart as bishop of St Andrews yes