People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 2/144/85 (Theiner, no. 225)

Pope Alexander IV writes to the king of Scotland, who has petitioned the pope to revoke the appointment made by him of John of Cheam, papal chaplain, to the see of Glasgow. The pope, having considered the matter, declined to do so; but, on its being represented to him by the king’s envoys that the king’s rights and ancient customs were infringed by the papal letters addressed to the bishops of Lincoln and Bath, requesting the king to restore the temporalities to the new bishop, before which a bishop is bound to take the oath of fealty. The pope has commanded the said bishop to present himself, under safe conduct to the king, and, on taking the said oath, to receive the temporalities at the king’s hands, revoking whatever may have been done by the above bishops against the king or his realm.
Firm date
21 May 1260
Dating Notes
12 kal. June, pontifical year 6
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Theiner, Monumenta, no. 225
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Theiner, no. 225
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Papal letter

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Date Short Summary Subject Object
21 May 1260 Chaplain of Alexander IV, pope (d.1261) (Employment relationship) John of Cheam, bishop of Glasgow (d.1268) Alexander IV, pope (d.1261)