Cormac of Mortlach

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Cormac of Mortlach is the third Bishop of Mortlach, Scotland, according to the list of the Aberdeen Registrum.[1] He is known only by name. Skene tried to identify him with Bishop Cormac of Dunkeld,[2] but this argument rests purely on the similarity of an extremely common name. Cormac's successor Nechtan was bishop by at least 1131, when he appears in a charter recorded in the Gaelic notitiae on the margins of the Book of Deer.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cosmo Innes, Registrum episcopatus Aberdonensis : ecclesie Cathedralis Aberdonensis regesta que extant in unum collecta, (Spalding and Maitland Clubs, 1845), vol. ii. p. 125
  2. ^ William F. Skene, Celtic Scotland: A History of Ancient Alban, 3 Vols, 2nd ed., (Edinburgh, 1887), vol. ii. p. 380
  3. ^ See Kenneth H. Jackson (ed), The Gaelic Notes in the Book of Deer: The Osborn Bergin Memorial Lecture, 1970, (Cambridge, 1972), pp. 31, 34, 60; see also Nechtan of Aberdeen.

References[edit]

  • Jackson, Kenneth H. (ed.), The Gaelic Notes in the Book of Deer: The Osborn Bergin Memorial Lecture 1970, (Cambridge, 1972),
  • Innes, Cosmo, Registrum episcopatus Aberdonensis : ecclesie Cathedralis Aberdonensis regesta que extant in unum collecta, 2 Vols, (Spalding and Maitland Clubs, 1845), Vol. ii
  • Skene, William Forbes, Celtic Scotland: A History of Ancient Alban, 2nd ed., (Edinburgh, 1887), vol. ii
Religious titles
Preceded by
Donercius
Bishop of Mortlach
fl. 1000sx1131
Succeeded by
Nechtan