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date: 28 March 2020

Elphinstone, Williamlocked

(1431–1514)
  • Leslie J. Macfarlane

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Elphinstone, William (1431–1514), administrator, bishop of Aberdeen, and founder of the University of Aberdeen, was probably born in Glasgow. His father, also named William, was a younger son of Sir William Elphinstone of Pittendreich, Stirlingshire, but by 1430 had embarked upon an ecclesiastical career and had thereby committed his son to the illegitimate state. The ...

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Record Commission
National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh
, 12 vols. in 13 (1814–75)
Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
University of Aberdeen