Robert de Stuteville

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Robert de Stuteville (died 1283) was Bishop-elect of St Andrews and Bishop of Dunkeld. Robert was dean of Dunkeld as early as 1253, when he was elected to the bishopric of St Andrews on 28 June that year. Unfortunately for Robert, his election was opposed by the king, at the time, Alexander III, and by the bishopric's Céli Dé chapter. The prior and the canons sent Robert to Rome, but a delegation of the king, including Abel de Golynn, was also sent, and the result was that Robert's election was quashed.

Robert remained dean in Dunkeld. However, in 1273, after death of Bishop Richard, it was Robert who was elected to succeed him. In the following year, the Pope commanded the Bishop of Moray, the Bishop of Aberdeen and the Bishop of Glasgow to investigate his election. The investigation was successful and led to his consecration. Robert probably died in 1283.

References[edit]

  • Dowden, John, The Bishops of Scotland, ed. J. Maitland Thomson, (Glasgow, 1912)
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
David de Bernham
Bishop of St Andrews
elected 1253
(overturned by Pope)
Succeeded by
Abel de Golynn
Preceded by
Richard de Inverkeithing
Bishop of Dunkeld
1273–1283
Succeeded by
Hugo de Strivelin (elect only)
William the Dean