People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/131/9 (Scotia Pontificia, no. 48)

Pope Alexander III writes to Brother Gregory, bishop of Dunkeld, taking the church of Dunkeld with all its bishopric into his protection; all the possessions and goods which they have or may acquire by papal permission, by the liberality of kings or the gifts of the faithful, may remain with the bishop and his successors; including those liberties and immunities and customs of Scotland and including the canons’ right to choose bishops.
Firm date
7 June 1163
Dating Notes
7 id. June, 1163, pontifical year 4
Place date (modern)
Place date (document)
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Source for Data Entry
Scotia Pontificia, no. 48
Trad. ID
Scotia Pontificia, no. 48
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Charter type
Papal privilege: general confirmation
Original (contemporary)
Fraser, Memorials of Wemyss, ii, no. 1. From original, now in hands of a private collector

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Concession of liberties (general) by kings of Scots no
7 Jun. 1163 General confirmation of possessions with protection yes