People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/139/80 (Moray Reg., no. 57)

Pope Honorius III writes to the bishop of Caithness, the abbot of Kinloss, in the diocese of Moray, and the dean of Rosemarkie, noting that at the presentation of the bishop of Moray it was pointed out that that particular seat was in a place where threatened by war, and so solitary that nothing can be bought, the clerics having to travel long distances to buy necessities. The bishop asked to transfer it to a better place, that is, the Holy Trinity next to Elgin, which was approved by the king of Scots and the chapter of Moray. The pope commands, therefore, to consider and determine what should be necessary or useful to make this translation. If all of them cannot take part in this, then the bishop and one other should do it.
Firm date
10 April 1224
Dating Notes
4 id. Apr., pontifical year 8
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Source for Data Entry
Moray Registrum, no. 57
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Moray Reg., no. 57
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Papal letter

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Request to transfer seat of Moray to Elgin no
unavailable Confirmation (approval) of transfer of seat of Moray to Elgin no
10 Apr. 1224 Command to determine if see of Moray should be translated to Elgin yes