David Stewart (bishop)

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David Stewart
Bishop of Moray
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Diocese of Moray
In office 1462–1476
Predecessor James Stewart
Successor William Tulloch
Orders
Consecration 1463
Personal details
Born Early 15th century
Probably Lorne, Argyll and Bute
Died Moray
1476
Previous post Archdeacon of Caithness, Dean of Ross, Treasurer of Moray, Treasurer of Caithness, Archdeacon of Brechin, Dean of Ross

David Stewart (Scottish Gaelic: Dàibhidh Stiùbhart) (died 1476) was a prelate from 15th century Scotland. A member of the Stewart kindred of Lorne, he is known to have held a succession of senior ecclesiastical positions in northern Scotland before eventually succeeding his brother James Stewart as Bishop of Moray.

David was provided to the bishopric before 30 June 1462 by Pope Pius II, and was consecrated sometime after 25 June 1463. David was a frequent attendee at parliament and was in the presence of King James III of Scotland on 5 August 1464, at Inverness. He built the great tower of Spynie Castle known as "David's Tower". He found himself in conflict with the Alexander, Earl of Huntly, who was at one point excommunicated until the differences were overcome by mediators.

Bishop David died in 1476. He was buried in the St Peter and St Paul aisle in the north of Elgin Cathedral, beside his brother. He was succeeded by William Tulloch.

References[edit]

  • Dowden, John, The Bishops of Scotland, ed. J. Maitland Thomson, (Glasgow, 1912)
  • Keith, Robert, An Historical Catalogue of the Scottish Bishops: Down to the Year 1688, (London, 1924)
  • Watt, D.E.R., Fasti Ecclesiae Scotinanae Medii Aevi ad annum 1638, 2nd Draft, (St Andrews, 1969)
Religious titles
Preceded by
David Reid
Archdeacon of Caithness (?)
1440 (?)
Succeeded by
James de Innes
Preceded by
James de Innes
Dean of Ross
1445
Succeeded by
Alan Cant
Preceded by
James de Innes
Treasurer of Moray
1445–1446 x 1447
Succeeded by
William de Wincester
Preceded by
William Leuchars
Treasurer of Caithness
1447–1448
Succeeded by
Thomas de Dingwall
Preceded by
David Hedewe
Archdeacon of Brechin
1448
Succeeded by
Richard Wylie
Preceded by
John Cawdor
Dean of Ross
1457
Succeeded by
William Ogilvie
Preceded by
James Stewart
Bishop of Moray
1462–1476
Succeeded by
William Tulloch