Laurence of Dunblane
|Bishop of Dunblane|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|See||Diocese of Dunblane|
|In office||1155 × 1161–1165 × 1178|
|Died||1165 × 1178|
Laurence [or Laurentius] is the first Bishop of Dunblane to be known by name. A document dating to 27 February 1155, had an M. de Dunblan, but no more is known of this man and it is unlikely that M. is a mistake for La..
Laurentius episcopo de Dunblain appears as a witness to a charter of King Máel Coluim IV of Scotland, a charter granted from Perth to the church of St John the Baptist of Perth in 1161. His next appearance occurs witnessing a charter of Richard, Bishop of St Andrews, sometime between 1165 and 1169.
A charter which Bishop Laurence himself issued to Cambuskenneth Abbey has survived; it dates to some time between 1165 and 1171, and granted the church of Tullibody to that monastic house. The grant had followed (i.e. was a confirmation of) an earlier grant from the local landowner, Simón son of Mac Bethad, and was only to take effect after the death of the rector, the royal clerk Hugh de Roxburgh.
- Dowden, Bishops, p. 193.
- Barrow (ed.), Acts of Malcolm IV, p. 223.
- Bruce (ed.), Liber Cartarum Prioratus, p. 133; Watt & Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 99.
- Fraser (ed.), Registrum monasterii S. Marie, pp. 313-4; Watt & Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 99.
- Cockburn, Bishops, p. 27; Fraser (ed.), Registrum monasterii S. Marie, pp. 313-4.
- Watt & Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 99.
- Barrow, G. W. S. (ed.), The Acts of Malcolm IV, (Regesta Regum Scottorum, Volume I, Edinburgh, 1960)
- Bruce, O. Tyndall (ed.), Liber Cartarum Prioratus Sancti Andree in Scotia; E Registro Ipso in Archivis Baronum De Panmure Hodie Asservato, (Edinburgh, 1841)
- Cockburn, James Hutchison, The Medieval Bishops of Dunblane and Their Church, (Edinburgh, 1959)
- Dowden, John, The Bishops of Scotland, ed. J. Maitland Thomson, (Glasgow, 1912)
- Fraser, Sir William (ed.), Registrum monasterii S. Marie de Cambuskenneth, A. D. 1147-1535, (Edinburgh, 1872)
- Watt, D. E. R., & Murray, A. L., Fasti Ecclesiae Scotinanae Medii Aevi ad annum 1638, Revised Edition, (Edinburgh, 2003)
|Bishop of Dunblane
1155 × 1161–1165 × 1178