Archdeacon of Orkney

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The Archdeacon of Orkney was the head of the Archdeaconry of Orkney, a sub-division of the Diocese of Orkney. This archeacon was one of the two archdeacons of the diocese, the other being the Archdeacon of Shetland.

List of known archdeacons of Orkney[edit]

  • William, 1309-1310
  • William de Buchan, 1369-1372 (afterwards Archdeacon of Shetland).
  • Johne Thome, x 1429
  • John Patrickson, 1419
  • William Brown, 1420
  • Thomas de Greenlaw, 1422-1424
  • Simon de Greenlaw, 1422
  • Andrew de Tulloch, 1435-1447 x 1448
  • Thomas Etal, 1438
  • Christopher Gynnis, 1448-1449
  • Nicholas Blair, 1449
  • Andrew Wishart, 1451-1456 x 1461
  • James Kinnaird, 1465-1481
  • Humphrey Clerk, 1513
  • John Tyrie, 1527-1559 x
  • Gilbert Foulsie, 1561-1580
  • Thomas Swentoun, 1586-1626 x 1627
  • Francis Liddell, 1627-1635

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References[edit]

  • Watt, D.E.R., Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae Medii Aevi ad annum 1638, 2nd Draft, (St Andrews, 1969), pp. 359-61