John Abercromby (monk)
John Abercromby (fl. 1561) was, according to Thomas Dempster's Historia ecclesiastica (1829), a Benedictine monk who was executed for his Roman Catholicism. However, his identity is doubtful: "Abercromby has not come to light in recent scholarly work, nor is he found in the published records... The only possible conclusion is that John Abercromby is a figment, a ‘ghost’ fabricated by Thomas Dempster."
- Thomae Dempsteri Historia ecclesiastica gentis Scotorum, sive, De scriptoribus Scotis, ed. David Irving, rev. edn., 2 vols., Bannatyne Club, 21 (1829 (cited in ODNB)
- Mark Dilworth, ‘Abercromby, John (supp. fl. 1561)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, accessed 26 Sept 2007.
- Cooper, Thompson (1885). "Abercromby, John (d.1561?)". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography 1. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
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