Gilbert of Caithness

Introduction

Gilbert, a bishop, was appointed archdeacon of Moray by Alexander II. During his episcopate Dornoch Cathedral was built. These were turbulent times; his predecessor, Adam, met a violent end. He was a fine preacher and his relics were used for swearing oaths until 1545. He died in 1245 (ODS, 208-9).

Gender

Male

Associated places

Dornoch

Genealogies

He was son of William de Moravia, lord of Duffus and Strabrok, a powerful land-owner in northern Scotland.

Territory or Ethnicity (broad)

Scottish

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Gilbert (ns) (certain)

Related Personal Names

Name

Gilbert (certain)

Feast days

Day of Year

April 1