Archdeacon of Moray

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The Archdeacon of Moray was the only archdeacon in the Diocese of Moray, acting as a deputy of the Bishop of Moray. The archdeacon held the parish churches of Forres and Edinkillie as a prebends since 1207. The following is a list of known historical archdeacons:

List of archdeacons of Moray[edit]

  • Thomas, fl. 1179 x 1188
  • Robert, fl. 1197 x 1206
  • Gilbert de Moravia, 1206 x 1208-1222 x 1224[1]
  • Hugh, x 1225-1227 x[2]
  • Ranulf, x 1228-1232 x
  • William, 1235-1249 x
  • Archibald Herok, x 1258-1275[3]
  • John, fl. 1281 x 1299
  • Stephen de Donydouer, x 1316-1317[4]
  • Adam Penny, fl. 1327
  • Alexander Bur, 1350-1362[5]
  • William de Forres, 1363-1370
  • Stephen, fl. 1371
  • Duncan Petit, x 1385-1385 x 1393
  • Hugh Dickson de Dalmahoy, 1393-1394 x
  • James de Dunbar, 1397-1408
  • Adam de Nairn, 1408-1409x1414
  • William de Camera, 1408-x 1430
  • John de Forbes, x 1430
  • 1430-1435
  • William de Dunbar, 1430-1435
  • Nicholas de Atholl, 1430-1435
    • Robert de Crannach, 1430-1433
    • Robert Scrymgeour, 1435
  • Henry Hervy, 1435-1438 x 1440
  • John de Atholl, 1435-1437
  • Duncan de Lichton, 1437
  • David Ogilvie, 1438 x 1440-1443 x 1444
  • Robert de Tulloch, 1443
  • Thomas Spens, 1444-1447 x 1448[6]
  • Patrick Fraser, 1445-1448 x 1462
  • Archibald Whitelaw, 1462 x 1463-1466 x 1467
  • Thomas Cockburn, 1462
  • Archibald Knowles, 1467-1473 x 1475
  • Robert de Forrest, 1467-1467 x 1468
  • Alexander de Meldrum, 1467-1467 x 1468
  • Andrew of Forfar, 1468
  • John Edwardi (?Edwardson), 1468
  • John Garden, 1475-1479
  • John Calder, 1476
  • John Ruch, 1476
  • James Allardice, 1476-1506 x x1507
  • Alexander Crichton, x 1508
  • John Estoun, 1508
  • Patrick Paniter, 1509-1513
  • Thomas Nudry, 1510-1526 x 1527
  • James Douglas, 1527-1533
    • Alexander Hervy, 1529
    • Sixtus Zuchellus, 1529-1530
  • John Bellenden, 1533-1538
  • Archibald Dunbar, 1539-1551 x 1565
  • John Lesley, 1565-1567
  • Gavin Dunbar, 1574-1613
  • Patrick Tulloch, 1613-1638

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Became Bishop of Caithness.
  2. ^ Possibly Hugh de Douglas, brother of Bishop Bricius de Douglas.
  3. ^ Became Bishop of Caithness.
  4. ^ Became Bishop of Glasgow.
  5. ^ Became Bishop of Moray.
  6. ^ Became Archdeacon of Galloway, then Bishop of Galloway, then later Bishop of Aberdeen.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Watt, D.E.R., Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae Medii Aevi ad annum 1638, 2nd Draft, (St Andrews, 1969), pp. 237-42

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