Spence, Thomas

Spence, Thomas a Scotch prelate, was bishop of Galloway in 1451, and was employed in several embassies, particularly in the treaty of marriage between the duke of Savoy and Lewis, count de Maurienne, with Arabella, in 1449. In 1451 he was appointed by king James II one of. his ambassadors to negotiate a truce with England, and was made keeper of the privy seal in 1458. In 1459 he was translated to the see of Aberdeen. He died April 15,1480. He erected a hospital at Edinburgh. See Keith, Scottish Bishops, page 114, 275.

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