Baldred, St

Baldred, St., was a Scotchman and disciple of St. Mungo, or Kentigern, of Glasgow. He inhabited a cell at Tyningham, in Haddingtonshire, and is said to have been eminent for his virtues and gift of miracles. For some years he inhabited a solitary island in the sea called Bass. According to Simeon of Durham, he died in 606-7. He taught the faith in the three parochial churches of Aldham, Tyningham, and Prestoune, which had been subjected to him by St. Mungo. After his death each of the three churches demanded his body; and when the people could not agree, being advised to pray God for a sign, it is said that on the morrow they found three bodies laid out each with the same pomp, and each congregation carried off one to its own church. The Church of St. Baldred of Tyningham had the right of sanctuary. At Preston Kirk some places adjoining the church still bear his name, a; Baldred's Well and Baldred's Whill, an eddy in the river. See Colgan, Aca SS. p. 687, 694; Bede, Ecc. Hist. Pref. p. 21, 22; Forbes, Kal. of Scott. Saints, p. 273, 274.

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