People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/140/72 (Dip. Norv., vii, no. 12)

Pope Gregory IX writes to the bishop of Moray, noting that the bishop of Sodor has begged of him that, since the bishopric of Argyll, which has fallen into great poverty, was entrusted to him, and since he is unable to carry on the care of both sees on account of his many infirmities, he be released from this burden. The pope thus commands the bishop of Moray to release the same bishop from the care of the church of Lismore, and to cause a suitable person to be appointed, by canonical election, as bishop.
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7 July 1236
Dating Notes
Non. July, pontifical year 10
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Diplomatarium Norvegicum: oldbreve til kundskab om Norges indre og ydre forholde, sprog, slægter, sæder, lovgivning og rettergang i middelalderen, vol. 7, ed. G. Storm (Christiania, 1898), no. 12
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Dip. Norv., vii, no. 12
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Papal letter

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
7 Jul. 1236 Command to remove bishop of Argyll from his see yes

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Date Short Summary Title Holder
7 Jul. 1236 pope Gregory IX, pope (d.1241)
7 Jul. 1236 bishop of Moray Andrew Murray, bishop of Moray (d.1242)
7 Jul. 1236 bishop of Sodor/Man/the Isles Simon, bishop of the Isles (d.1248)