- Andrew Munro
name = Andrew Munro
"Aindréas Mac an Rothaich"
Roman Catholic Church
Diocese of Ross
Title = "
Bishop of Ross" (postulate)
Period = 1440–1441
Successor = Thomas Tulloch
Archdeacon of Caithness
(1422–1451 × 1454) | ordination =
date of birth = unknown
place of birth = unknown
date of death = 1460 × 1461
place of death =
Andrew Munro (d. 1451 × 1454) [de Munro, de Munroy] , or Aindréas Mac an Rothaich as his Gaelic kindred name, was a Scottish churchman active in the 15th century, undoubtedly given his surname a native of
Rossof Clan Munro.
In either 1421 or 1422, he became
Archdeacon of Rosson exchange with John de Inchmartin, and was issued a new papal provision on October 6. 1422; his provision was repeated on March 11, 1431. [Watt, "Fasti Ecclesiae", p. 286.]
Following the death of
John Bullock, Bishop of Ross, in either 1439 or 1440, Munro was postulated as Bullock's successor by the cathedral chapter; his postulation, rather than election, occurred because Munro had a "defect of birth", being the son of an unmarried woman and a priest.Dowden, "Bishops", p. 218; Watt, "Fasti Ecclesiae", p. 268.]
Despite much effort and expense, the postulation was rejected by
Pope Eugenius IV, who provided instead Thomas Tulloch, the cathedral Dean. In compensation, on March 4, 1441, Eugenius granted Munro a pension of £40, to be taken from the mensal revenues of the Bishop of Ross.
Munro however sought confirmation of his postulation from the
Anti-Pope, Felix V, at Baselin the Kingdom of Germany. Felix V confirmed Munro's postulation on May 30, but it was not effective. Munro is heard of again as the Commissaryof the diocese of Rossin 1451, while still holding the archdeaconry; he had died by October 24, 1454. [Watt, "Fasti Ecclesiae", pp. 286, 288.]
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