Alexander Inglis

Alexander Inglis (died 1496) was a Scottish cleric and royal clerk. He was the son of one George Inglis and his wife Margeret.[1] At some point in his life he had attended university and obtained a Licentiate in Decrees.[1] In 1477 he became Dean of the diocese of Dunkeld,[2] and in 1480 became Archdeacon of St Andrews.[3] On 17 September 1483, after the death of Bishop James Livingston, he was elected to succeed the latter as Bishop of Dunkeld.[4] Inglis ran into difficulty on 22 October, when the Chancellor of the diocese of Aberdeen, George Brown, was also provided as Bishop of Dunkeld.[4] Inglis was styled Bishop-elect in Scotland until 1485,[5] but on 13 June 1484, Brown had been consecrated at the Papal see.[6] Inglis continued to hold his previous posts as Archdeacon and Dean until his death in 1496.[7]

Alexander Inglis
Bishop of Dunkeld (elect)
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
SeeDiocese of Dunkeld
In office1483–4
PredecessorJames Livingston
SuccessorGeorge Brown
Orders
Consecration1476
Personal details
Born1400s
Probably Scotland
Died1496
Previous postDean of Dunkeld (1470–96);
Archdeacon of St Andrews (1480–96)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Dowden, Bishops of Scotland, p. 78.
  2. ^ Watt, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 105.
  3. ^ Watt, Fasti Ecclesiae, pp. 307–8.
  4. ^ a b Watt, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 98; Dowden, Bishops of Scotland, p. 78.
  5. ^ Dowden, Bishops of Scotland, p. 79.
  6. ^ Watt, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 98.
  7. ^ Watt, Fasti Ecclesiae, pp. 98, 105, 307-8.

ReferencesEdit

  • Dowden, John, The Bishops of Scotland, ed. J. Maitland Thomson, (Glasgow, 1912)
  • Watt, D.E.R., Fasti Ecclesiae Scotinanae Medii Aevi ad annum 1638, 2nd Draft, (St Andrews, 1969)
Religious titles
Preceded by
Andrew Stewart
Archdeacon of St Andrews
1480–1496
Succeeded by
Robert de Fontibus (Wells)
Preceded by
James Livingston
Bishop of Dunkeld (elect)
1483–1484
Succeeded by
George Brown