Call numberUYSS110/B/1
TitleTestament of Bishop James Kennedy
CollectionMuniments of the University of St Andrews
Date14 March 1453 [1454]
DescriptionDocument known as 'Testament of James Kennedy', Bishop of St Andrews

This is a testamentary disposition, expressing the will of James Kennedy, Bishop of St Andrews [Fife], bequeathing items to St Salvator's College for its use and to be sold to support the fabric of the buildings. The items directly bequested included candles, pax, crucifix, cruets, chalices, tapestries, images, mass-books, a piece of the true cross, and those to be sold for the fabric of the building included various silverware, kitchenwars, cutlery etc.

Witnesses: William, Prior of St Andrews; Hugh Kennedy (Kenadi), Archdeacon of St Andrews and provost of the Chapel Royal; Robert Maxwell citizen and provost of St Andrews; George Abernethy; William Scott, vicar of Stirling (Streveling), John Porteous (Portativis); with many others.

Round seal in red wax of Bishop Kennedy featuring St Andrew on his cross.
Extent1 sheet
LanguageLatin and Scots.
Related materialEnveloped with transcripts. A copy also exists in St Salvator's Cartulary B, UYSS150/2, ff. 49v-51v.
Publication noteReferred to in RG Cant, The College of St Salvator (Edinburgh, 1950)
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