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Matthew the Scot

Matthew the Scot (died 1229) was a 13th-century Scottish cleric.

Biography

Matthew had been the Chancellor of Scotland in the late reign of king Alexander II of Scotland. He was appointed in 1227 after the death of Thomas, Archdeacon of Lothian. His name indicates that he was a Gael or had some personal connection with Gaeldom, but we do not know anything else about his background, other than perhaps the fact that he supposedly had some kind of defect of birth. Matthew was postulated to the see of Aberdeen, before in turn being postulated to the higher-ranking See of Dunkeld. He was not consecrated as bishop of Aberdeen, and probably died before being consecrated for Dunkeld. He died in 1229.

References

  • Dowden, John, The Bishops of Scotland, ed. J. Maitland Thomson, (Glasgow, 1912)
Political offices
Preceded by
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Chancellor of Scotland
1227–1229
Succeeded by
William de Bondington?
Appointed 1231
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Adam de Kald
Bishop of Aberdeen
Elect 1228–1229
Succeeded by
Gilbert de Strivelyn
Preceded by
Hugh de Sigillo
Bishop of Dunkeld
Elect 1229
Succeeded by
Gilbert


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