"Bishop Dunbar's Hospital"


"Bishop Dunbar's Hospital", Aberdeen

"Bishop Dunbar's Hospital was founded in 1531 by Bishop Gavin Dunbar the Elder. The hospital was endowed by a mortification just before his death. Dunbar petitioned the King James V of Scotland and the charter signed on the 24th February 1531 records the King’s approval that ‘[Dunbar shall] ... found an hospital near the cathedral church but outside the cemetery...’ It is was also known as St Mary's Hospital. In the mortification Dunbar's charitable purpose is recorded. Bedesmen were supported by a charitable foundation that emerged from the original church control until the twenty-first century. Bedesmen drew their name from the word ""bede"" - a prayer. The residents of Dunbar' Old Aberdeen was used by the Bedesmen from the hospital from 1789 to the end of the nineteenth century. The only remains of the 1531 building can be seen in a perimeter wall for Seaton Park in Old Aberdeen. The last Bedesman died in 1988. The Managers of Bishop Dunbar Hospital Trust. The Charity ceased active operation in 2012." "Intro Bishop Dunbar's Hospital was founded in 1531 by Bishop Gavin Dunbar the Elder. The hospital was endowed by a mortification just before his death. Dunbar petitioned the King James V of Scotland and the charter signed on the 24th February 1531 records the King’s approval that ‘[Dunbar shall] ... found an hospital near the cathedral church but outside the cemetery...’ It is was also known as St Mary's Hospital. In the mortification Dunbar's charitable purpose is recorded. Bedesmen were supported by a charitable foundation that emerged from the original church control until the twenty-first century. Bedesmen drew their name from the word ""bede"" - a prayer. The residents of Dunbar' Old Aberdeen was used by the Bedesmen from the hospital from 1789 to the end of the nineteenth century. The only remains of the 1531 building can be seen in a perimeter wall for Seaton Park in



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