Prior of Beauly

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The Prior of Beauly (later Commendator of Beauly) was the head of the Valliscaulian monastic community and lands of Beauly Priory, Beauly, Inverness-shire. It was probably founded in 1230. It became Cistercian on April 16, 1510. The following are a list of priors and commendators:

List of priors[edit]

  • Geoffrey, 1312
  • Robert, 1341-1357
  • Simon, 1362
  • Maurice, 1336x1372
  • Thomas, x 1407
  • Matthew alias Walter, 1407-1411
  • Cristin MacDonald (Donaldson), 1411
  • Gilbert MacPherson, 1430
  • Alexander Fraser, 1430-1471
  • John Finlay, 1472-1480
  • Hugh Fraser, x 1498
  • Thomas Ramsay, 1498
  • Dugald (Callus) McRory, 1498-1514[1]
  • Nicholas Brachane, 1525-1528
  • James Haswell, 1528[2]
  • David Murray, 1528
  • James de Baldoven, 1529-1531

List of commendators[edit]

  • Robert Reid, 1531-1553
  • Walter Reid, ?1553-1572
  • John Fraser, 1573-1579
  • Thomas Fraser, 1579
  • Adam Cuming, 1581-1607
  • Alexander Douglas, 1606
  • James Hay de Kingask, 1607-1612
  • George Strang, 1612

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ First Cistercian prior.
  2. ^ Became abbot of Newbattle

Bibliography[edit]

  • Cowan, Ian B. & Easson, David E., Medieval Religious Houses: Scotland With an Appendix on the Houses in the Isle of Man, Second Edition, (London, 1976), p. 84
  • 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), pp. 15-18

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