Abbot of Soulseat

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The Abbot of Soulseat was the head of the Premonstratensian (originally Cistercian) monastic community of Soulseat Abbey in Galloway. The following is a list of abbots and commendators:

List of Cistercian abbots[edit]

  • Michael of Bangor, fl. c. 1148[1]

List of Premonstratensian abbots[edit]

  • Michael of Bangor[2]
  • None of the abbots before 1273 known by name
  • John, 1273
  • More than a century with no known abbot
  • Fionnlagh (Finlay), 1386-1393
  • Patrick McChaquhirky, 1452-1458
  • Gilbert MacUlnan (MacWilnane), 1458-1464 x 1486
  • Patrick MacCulloch 1486
  • Quentin Vaus 1493-1527
  • David Vaus 1525-1532

List of commendators[edit]

  • James Johnstone, 1532-1545/6[3]
  • John Johnstone I, 1545-1567
    • Opposed by James Kennedy, 1548, 1555
  • John Johnstone II, 1584-1598
  • John Kennedy, 1598
  • John Johnstone III, 1599
  • William Adair, 1601
  • John Hamilton, 1612-1630

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Probably from Bangor; appointed by St Malachy as head of the Cistercian community
  2. ^ Recorded in the Obituary of Prémontré as the "first abbot of our abbots in Galloway". Probably refers to the same Michael.
  3. ^ Resigned on pension; retained use of title until 1548

Bibliography[edit]

  • Watt, D.E.R. & Shead, N.F. (eds.), The Heads of Religious Houses in Scotland from the 12th to the 16th Centuries, The Scottish Records Society, New Series, Volume 24, (Edinburgh, 2001), p. 204-6

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