Abbot of Tongland

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

List of abbots[edit]

  • Helias, 1209x1222
  • Alexander, 1273-1296
  • Walter, 1332-1347
  • Gilbert, 1381
  • Gilbert de Gamdia, 1439
  • Gilbert MacDowell, 1458
  • Patrick MacChaquhirky (or MacCathroge), 1458-x 1473[1]
  • William Douglas, 1473 x 1476-1479
  • Thomas Livingston, 1479-1481
  • William Wylie, x 1481
  • Andrew Muirhead, 1481 -1483
  • Damian de Falcutiis, 1504-1509

List of commendators[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Became Prior of Whithorn some time before 1477.
  2. ^ As Bishop of Galloway (1506-25).
  3. ^ Became Abbot of Dundrennan (1529-41).
  4. ^ As Abbot of Melrose 1525-1541; became Bishop of Galloway (1541-58)
  5. ^ Also Archbishop of Glasgow (1550–1), Bishop of Galloway (1559–72) and Bishop of the Isles (1553–72).
  6. ^ Bishop of Galloway (1575-1586).
  7. ^ Bishop of Galloway (1578x1579-1586/7).
  8. ^ Bishop of Galloway (1586/7-88).

Bibliography[edit]

  • Watt, D.E.R., Fasti Ecclesiae Scotinanae Medii Aevi ad annum 1638, 2nd Draft, (St Andrews, 1969)
  • 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. 210-13

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