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
- Osbert, 1180
- Bricius, 1203
- Hugh de Liam, 1218 x 1220
- Waltheof (Waldeve), 1221 x 1226
- Thomas de Durham, x 1315
- John de Dalgarnock, 1348
- William, 1367 - 1369
- James Mador, 1468
- Richard Wylie, 1469 -1470
- Alexander Wedall, 1477
- John Clasinwricht, 1477 x 1509
- N., x1502
- Alexander Alani / Linton, 1502
- John Richardson, 1509
List of commendators
- James Cunningham, 1561 - 1580
- David Collace of Auchenforsyth, 1586
- Became Abbot of Kelso.
- Became Bishop of Moray.
- An Englishman and probable appointee of the English crown; he seems to have held both this position and the Abbacy of Kelso.
- May have become the Abbot of Kilwinning.
- Known only by initial.
- Third youngest son of Alexander Cunningham, 4th Earl of Glencairn.
- 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