Radulf of Lincoln

Radulf or Ralph was a canon of the Bishopric of Lincoln and also identified as Master Radulf de Leicester . Following the death of Simon de Gunby, Bishop of Moray, he was elected c. 1252 as the new bishop. [1]

Radulf was one of at least three 12th and 13th century bishops of Moray to come from Lincolnshire. He may have been the Radulf, also from Lincoln, who appeared as a witness to a charter of Bishop Simon. There is no record of a consecration, though that cannot be regarded as firm evidence that no consecration took place. Radulf may have died before his consecration or may have become a casualty of the disruption that was taking place during the minority of Alexander III and which impacted on appointments to vacant bishoprics. [2] In 1253 there was a new bishop by the name of Archibald.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Watt, Fasti, p. 279
  2. ^ Oram, Elgin Cathedral, p. 31

ReferencesEdit

  • 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)
  • Richard Fawcett and Richard Oram, Elgin Cathedral and the Diocese of Moray, (Edinburgh, 2014)
  • Watt, D.E.R. & A. L. Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae Scotinanae Medii Aevi ad annum 1638, Revised edition, (Edinburgh, 2003)
Religious titles
Preceded by
Simon de Gunby
Bishop of Moray
1252
Succeeded by
Archibald