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.
, p. 193.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.Barrow (ed.), Acts of Malcolm IV
, p. 223. His next appearance occurs witnessing a charter of Richard
, Bishop of St Andrews
, sometime between 1165 and 1169.Bruce (ed.), Liber Cartarum Prioratus
, p. 133; Watt & Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae
, p. 99.
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.Fraser (ed.), Registrum monasterii S. Marie
, pp. 313-4; Watt & Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae
, p. 99. 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
, p. 27; Fraser (ed.), Registrum monasterii S. Marie
, pp. 313-4.
This is the last notice of Bishop Laurence; he may have been bishop until 1178 at the latest, when his successor Simon
appears in the sources... Read More