Abbot of Inchcolm

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The Abbot of Inchcolm, or until 1235, the Prior of Inchcolm, was the head of the Augustinian monastic community of Inchcolm (Innse Choluim; Latin Insula Columbae; Lowland Scots: St Comb's Isle).

List of position holders[edit]

Priors of Inchcolm[edit]

  • Brice (Máel Brigte?), fl. 1162x1178
  • Roger, fl. 1163x1178
  • Walter (I), x1179-1210
  • Michael, 1210-1211
  • Simon, 1211-?
  • William, ?-1224
  • Nigel of Jedburgh, 1224-x1228
  • Henry, x1228-1243

Abbots of Inchcolm[edit]

  • Henry, promoted to abbot in 1235; resigned in 1243
  • Thomas, 1243/4-1268
  • William, 1268-1277x
  • Brice, fl. 1296
  • None of the abbots are known until:
  • John Dersy, died 1394
  • Laurence, x1399-1417
  • Walter Bower, 1417-1449
  • John Kers, 1449-1460x5
  • Michael Harwar, 1460x5-x1490
  • Alexander Scrimgeour, x1490-1491
  • Robert de Fontibus, 1491-1492
  • Thomas Inglis, 1492-1505
  • John Elwand (Elliot), 1505-x1532
  • Richard Abercromby, 1532-1543

Titular abbots/commendators[edit]

  • James Stewart, 1544-1581;(after 1558 frequently called commendator); died 1590
  • Henry Stewart, died 1612

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Easson, D.E., & MacDonald, Angus, (eds.), Charters of the Abbey of Inchcolm, (Edinburgh, 1938)