James Kennedy, Bishop of St. Andrews

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About James Kennedy, Bishop of St. Andrews

From Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families, Volume 1 By Mary Selden Kennedy. Page 378

ii James Kennedy, who was created Bishop of Dunkeld, 1438; made Postulate of St. Andrews, Anno Domini 1440, during his absence in Florence with Pope Eugenius iv, who at that time bestowed upon him the Abbacy of Scone in commendam; chosen one of the Regents of Scotland, during the minority of King James III; died May 10, 1466. This highly eminent and talented prelate, according to Buchanan, "surpassed all men in Scotland in point of authority; his prudence was held in the highest estimation, and he was lamented at his death as a publick parent." [See Buchanan's History of Scotland, Keith's History of the Bishops, Crawford's Lives of Officers of State, &c., Pinkerton's History of Scotland, I, 247-254, and Wood's Peerage, I, 328.]

James; b. circa 1410

Bishop of Dunkeld and later St. Andrew's, Chancellor of Scotland, Founded and endowed St. Salvator College, St. Andrew's.24


"James Kennedy (c.1408–1465), the latter having already commenced an ecclesiastical career which would lead to the bishopric of St Andrews in 1440 and significant political influence in the 1450s and 1460s. ..."


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James Kennedy, Bishop of St. Andrews's Timeline

July 1465
Age 57