Prior of Lesmahagow

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The Prior of Lesmahagow (later Commendator of Lesmahagow) was the head of the medieval Tironensian monastic community of Lesmahagow Priory, located in modern South Lanarkshire. The following is a list of priors and commendators:

List of priors[edit]

  • Osbert, 1180[1]
  • Bricius, 1203[2]
  • Hugh de Liam, 1218 x 1220
  • Waltheof (Waldeve), 1221 x 1226
  • Thomas de Durham, x 1315[3]
  • John de Dalgarnock, 1348[4]
  • William, 1367 - 1369
  • James Mador, 1468
  • Richard Wylie, 1469 -1470
  • Alexander Wedall, 1477
  • John Clasinwricht, 1477 x 1509
  • N., x1502[5]
  • Alexander Alani / Linton, 1502
  • John Richardson, 1509

List of commendators[edit]

  • James Cunningham, 1561 - 1580[6]
  • David Collace of Auchenforsyth, 1586

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Became Abbot of Kelso.
  2. ^ Became Bishop of Moray.
  3. ^ An Englishman and probable appointee of the English crown; he seems to have held both this position and the Abbacy of Kelso.
  4. ^ May have become the Abbot of Kilwinning.
  5. ^ Known only by initial.
  6. ^ Third youngest son of Alexander Cunningham, 4th Earl of Glencairn.

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. 69
  • 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. 134-6

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