Mac Bethad of Rosemarkie

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Mac Bethad (fl. 1127 x 1131) is the first recorded High Medieval Bishop of Ross, a See then located at Rosemarkie.

He makes his only historical appearance as Macbeth Rosmarkensis Episcopus (i.e. "Mac Bethad, Bishop of Rosemarkie") in a list of witnesses to a charter granted by King David I of Scotland to the Church of Dunfermline, confirming the previous rights of that church.[1]

The charter is dated by its modern editor to 1128,[2] but is more safely dated to the period between the years 1127 and 1131.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sir Archibald Lawrie, Early Scottish Charters Prior to A.D. 1153, (Glasgow, 1905), no. 74, p. 63.
  2. ^ loc. cit.
  3. ^ John Dowden, The Bishops of Scotland, ed. J. Maitland Thomson, (Glasgow, 1912), p. 209.

References[edit]

  • Dowden, John, The Bishops of Scotland, ed. J. Maitland Thomson, (Glasgow, 1912)
  • Lawrie, Sir Archibald, Early Scottish Charters Prior to A.D. 1153, (Glasgow, 1905)

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Religious titles
Preceded by
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Bishop of Ross
fl. 1127 x 1131
Succeeded by
Symeon