Gregoir of Rosemarkie

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Gregoir
Bishop of Ross
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Diocese of Ross
In office 1161–1195
Predecessor Symeon
Successor Reinald Macer
Personal details
Born unknown
unknown
Died 1195

Gregoir [Gregory, Gregorius] (died 1195) is the third known 12th century Bishop of Ross, an episcopal see then based at Rosemarkie.

Biography[edit]

According to the Chronicle of Melrose, Gregoir was consecrated by Ernald, Bishop of St Andrews acting as a Papal legate, in 1161.[1]

He occurred in a document of Scone Abbey in either 1163 or 1164, namely in "the eleventh year of Malcolm", the year ending 23 May 1164.[2] He witnessed a charter issued at Inverness by King William the Lion, datable to between 1172 and 1174, confirming a gift of land made by Simon de Tosny, Bishop of Moray, to a hermit in Inverness-shire.[3] Little more is known of his episcopate.

The Chronicle of Melrose reported his death in 1195, and the election of his successor Reinald Macer in March of that year.[4] The English chronicler Roger of Howden gave his death-date for the same year, and added that it fell in the month of February.[5]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, Early Sources, vol. ii, p. 247; Dowden, Bishops, p. 209; Watt, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 266.
  2. ^ Dowden, Bishops, p. 209.
  3. ^ Barrow (ed.), Acts of William I, no. 142.
  4. ^ Anderson, Early Sources, p. 343; Watt, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 266.
  5. ^ Dowden, Bishops, p. 210.

References[edit]

  • Anderson, Alan Orr, Early Sources of Scottish History, 2 vols, (Edinburgh, 1922)
  • Barrow, G. W. S. (ed.), The Acts of William I (Regesta Regum Scottorum vol. ii), (Edinburgh, 1971)
  • 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)

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Symeon
Bishop of Ross
1161–1195
Succeeded by
Reinald Macer