Archdeacon of Caithness

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The Archdeacon of Caithness was the only archdeacon in the Diocese of Caithness, acting as a deputy of the Bishop of Caithness. The following is a list of known historical archdeacons:

List of archdeacons of Caithness[edit]

  • John, fl. 1296
  • Fercard Belegaumbe, fl. 1297-1304 x
  • Andrew de Hirdmaniston, fl. 1328-1329
  • John Todd, fl. 1329
  • William de Forres, fl. 1355
  • John de Lancford, 1358
  • John de Moray, fl. 1365
  • William Forrester, fl. 1382
  • John de Innes, fl. 1396-1398
  • Alexander Vaus, 1398-x 1407[1]
  • Alexander Barber, 1407-1419 x 1421
  • Thomas de Greenlaw, 1414-1419 x 1428
  • Nicholas Tunnok, 1421-1422
  • Thomas Duncan, 1426
  • Thomas Tulloch, 1428-1437[2]
  • James Bruce, 1437
  • Laurence Piot, 1437-1440[3]
  • Alexander Rattray, 1438-1440 x 1443
  • Alexander Lichton, 1440
  • David Reid, 1440
  • David Stewart, 1440
  • James Innes, 1440-1442
  • Richard Dor, 1441
  • William Sutherland, 1443-1443 x 1445
  • Richard Holland, 1443 x 1445-1448
  • Alexander Sutherland, 1445-1477
  • Hector Tulloch, 1445
  • James Forrester, 1497-1498
  • George Stewart, fl. 1512
  • John Dingwall, 1516-1532 x 1533
  • James Brady, 1525-1556
  • William Gordon, 1529
  • John Sinclair, 1550 x 1551-1574 x 1578
  • Robert Innes, 1577-1581
  • Zachary Pont, 1608
  • Richard Merchiston, 1619-1626 x 1633


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Bibliography[edit]

  • Watt, D.E.R., Fasti Ecclesiae Scotinanae Medii Aevi ad annum 1638, 2nd Draft, (St Andrews, 1969), pp. 70-3

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