Marnan of Aberchirder

Other names

Mernanus (Mart. Ab)

Introduction

Brev. Ab. claims that Marnan was buried in the church of Aberchirder and that the water in which his head was washed weekly was used for healing. The swearing of solemn oaths in the presence of the head (capite Sancti Marnani presenti) is attested in 1493 (Robertson 1847 212, 213, 215; Watson 1926, 292). ‘He was patron of the Innes family, who got the thanedom of Aberchirder by an heiress in the fourteenth century’ (Forbes, Kalendars, 392). Fairs of St Marnoch are reported at Aberchirder on March 1st (Paul 1918 p 168) and on the second Tuesday of March (Forbes Kalendars, 392).

Associated places

Aberchirder (Brev. Ab.) near Banff, Aberdeenshire.

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Ernán, Ernaíne, Mo Ernóc, Marnan (ns)

Related Personal Names

Name

Mo Ernán

Feast days

Day of Year

March 1

Calendar

Scottish Entries in the Martyrology of Aberdeen

Source code

Mart. Ab.

Source title

Scottish Entries in the Martyrology of Aberdeen

Editors

Forbes, A. P.

Secondary Title

Kalendar of Scottish Saints

Pages

125-137

Year

1872

Notes

Mart. Ab. Scottish Entries in the Martyrology of Aberdeen, in Forbes 1872, 125-137

Quote from source

in Scocia Sancti Mernani episcopi et confessoris apud Aberkerdor Morauiensis diocesis qui ibidem presentis vite miserias non vrbium delicias non vestium decorem non curialium ambicionem sed horrenda carnis afflictione et pauperum continua cura et sollicitudine diem ibidem clausit extremum. Cuius caput et reliquie vt balsamo odorifere vniuerso illius prouincie populo sanitatis et leticie indies prestant incrementa.

Day of Year

March 1

Calendar

Kalendarium Breviarii Aberdonensis

Source code

K. Brev. Ab.

Source title

Kalendarium Breviarii Aberdonensis

Editors

Forbes, A. P.

Secondary Title

Kalendar of Scottish Saints

Pages

111-124

Year

1872

Notes

Kal. Brev. Ab. Kalendarium Breviarii Aberdonensis, in Forbes 1872, 111-124

Quote from source

Marnani epi Cf

Day of Year

March 1

Calendar

Calendar of Adam King

Source code

Adam King

Author

Adam King

Source title

Calendar of Adam King

Editors

A.P.Forbes

Secondary Title

Kalendar of Scottish Saints

Pages

141-171

Year

1872

Quote from source

S. Marnane bisch. and confess. in scotl. vnder king indulphe. 655.

Day of Year

March 1

Calendar

Kalendarium de Arbuthnott

Source code

K. Arbuthnott

Source title

Kalendarium de Arbuthnott

Editors

Forbes, A. P.

Secondary Title

Kalendar of Scottish Saints

Pages

95-108

Year

1872

Quote from source

S. marnoci epi

Day of Year

March 1

Calendar

Calendar of Saints by David Chambers

Source code

K. Camerarius

Author

Chambers, D.

Source title

Calendar of Saints by David Chambers

Editors

Forbes, A. P.

Secondary Title

Kalendar of Scottish Saints

Pages

233-243

Year

1872

Quote from source

Sanctus Marnanus Episcopus & Confessor.

Day of Year

March 1

Calendar

'Notes on a printed monastic breviary used at Arbroath Abbey'

Source code

Brev. Arbroath

Author

Tolhurst, J. B. L.

Source title

'Notes on a printed monastic breviary used at Arbroath Abbey'

Journal

Innes Review

Volume

5

Year

1954

Notes

This is about an early printed Breviary, printed in Venice in 1506. Its interest is in the additions and alterations made by a monk of Arbroath, Walter Baldowy 1522 x 1560.

Quote from source

S. Marnani epi et conf.

Day of Year

March 2

Calendar

Calendar of Saints by Thomas Dempster

Source code

K. Dempster

Source title

Calendar of Saints by Thomas Dempster

Editors

Forbes, A. P.

Secondary Title

Kalendar of Scottish Saints

Pages

177-229

Year

1872

Quote from source

In Scotia Marnani episcopi & confessoris. K. [K = K. Adam King]

Notes

Note that this is a day later than the usual feast.

Day of Year

March 5

Calendar

Glenorchy Psalter, BL Egerton 2899

Source code

Glenorchy psalter

Source title

Glenorchy Psalter, BL Egerton 2899

Notes

Glenorchy psalter The Glenorchy Psalter (British Library, Egerton 2899)

Quote from source

mirnoci ep

Notes

This is not the usual day for Marnan / Mernoc, but he appears here as an addition in the Glamis copy of K. Ab. Brev.