The item is a Papal Bull issued by Pope Honorius III, dated 12 June 1219, and is one of four 13th century medieval documents within the Abercorn Papers.
The Bull grants the priory and convent in Paisley to the churches of Katkert (Cathcart) in Scotland. It came into the possession of the Scottish House of Hamilton who came to Ireland in the 17th century. Speakers will explore the context of the document, the Abercorn Collection and the links with Paisley.
|'The Hamilton Family in Ulster'
Marquess of Hamilton
'Five Thirteenth Century Papal Bulls for Paisley Abbey'
Dr. Matthew Hammond
|'The Monastery and Abbey of Paisley'
Former Senior Curator of Paisley Museum
'From Paisley to Strabane: The Hamiltons in the late 16th and early 17th Centuries'
Research Director, Ulster Historical Foundation
'Migration Objects: Comparing the Hamilton Papal Bull (1553) and the Mellon Cane (c.1660)'
Former Director of Mellon Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster-American Folk Park, Omagh
This event was in partnership with International Archives Day 2019, organised by International Council on Archives.