John Spalding (priest)
After the resignation of Robert Lauder as Bishop of Dunblane at the papal curia on 12 September 1466, the Pope provided John Herspolz to that bishopric; King James III of Scotland however, perhaps not aware of the Pope's actions, nominated John Spalding in late 1466 or in 1467; this certainly occurred before 19 November 1467.
Spalding did not become the bishop however, Herspolz being consecrated in the summer or autumn of 1467.
While Dean of Brechin, Spalding had a perpetual appointment as vicarage of the parish church of Dune and of the parish church of Kinel. Spalding's yearly revenues did not exceed thirty pounds sterling for each.
Spalding retained his deanery until 1487, despite being challenged by John Barry from 1477 onwards. On 17 February 1487, Spalding exchanged the deanery of Brechin for the precentorship of the cathedral with Hugh Douglas; Spalding was said to be 69 years old on this occasion.
- Cockburn, James Hutchison (1959), The Medieval Bishops of Dunblane and their Church, Dunblane: Society of Friends of Dunblane Cathedral
- Dowden, John (1912), Thomson, John Maitland, ed., The Bishops of Scotland : Being Notes on the Lives of All the Bishops, under Each of the Sees, Prior to the Reformation, Glasgow: James Maclehose and Sons
- Watt, D. E. R.; Murray, A. L., eds. (2003), Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae Medii Aevi ad annum 1638, The Scottish Record Society, New Series, Volume 25 (Revised ed.), Edinburgh: The Scottish Record Society, ISBN 0-902054-19-8, ISSN 0143-9448
- Watt & Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, pp. 59-60.
- Watt & Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 102.
- Cockburn, Medieval Bishops, p. 170; Watt & Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 102.
- Publications, Issue 102, Volume 2. Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Scotland). 1856.
- Watt & Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 60.
- Watt & Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, pp. 60, 63.
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