People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/144/21 (Theiner, no. 196)

Description
Pope Alexander IV writes to the bishop of Brechin and the dean of Dunkeld, ordering them to examine the statement made by Alan Durward, who asserts that William of Mar detains the earldom of Mar, which belongs to Alan, inasmuch as Morgan and Donnchad, whom William succeeded, were illegitimate. Letters said to have been procured by Alan Durward, of the diocese of Aberdeen, declared forgeries
Firm date
13 December 1255
Dating Notes
Id. Dec., pontifical year 1
Place date (modern)
Lateran
Place date (document)
Laterani
Related Place
Lateran
Source for Data Entry
Theiner, Monumenta, no. 196
Trad. ID
Theiner, no. 196
Calendar number
2/144/21
Charter type
Papal letter
Language
Latin

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Appointment of bishop of Brechin and dean of Dunkeld as judges delegate yes


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Date Short Summary Title Holder
13 Dec. 1255 pope Alexander IV, pope (d.1261)
13 Dec. 1255 bishop of Brechin Albin, bishop of Brechin (d.1269)
13 Dec. 1255 dean of Dunkeld Robert de Stuteville, bishop of Dunkeld (d.1282×83)
13 Dec. 1255 doorward Alan Durward (d.1275)