Prior of Restenneth

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The Prior of Restenneth (later Commendator of Restenneth) was the head of the Augustinian canons of Restenneth Priory, Angus. The following is a list of priors and commendators:


List of priors[edit]

  • Robert, 1147x1159-1162
  • William, 1178- 1189x1194
  • Hugh, 1198-1205[1]
  • Berengar, 1206
  • John, 1219x1238
  • Germanus, 1218 x, 1224 x
  • William, 1267
  • A[???], x1292[2]
  • Robert, 1296
  • William, 1317x1321
  • Bernard, 1320
  • John de Eskdale, 1324 x 1327-1330[3]
  • Alexander de Falkirk, 1347-1369
  • John Marsyale, 1388
  • Thomas de Eskdale, 1408[4]
  • James de Keith, 1411-1419
  • John Hunter, 1430
  • Nicholas Crawford, 1445 xc. 1464
  • James Dunmain (Dunmanning), c.1464 - 1470
  • William Lindsay, 1470 -1471 x 1476
  • William Forfar, 1474
  • William Rutherford, 1484 -1494
  • Thomas Kinnear, 1490 -1492
  • Alexander Farnese, 1494
  • David Guthrie, 1494
  • Alexander Menteith, 1494-1516
  • Thomas Nudre, 1513-1523
  • John Hovinan (Home), 1523-1547[6]
  • David Douglas, 1530 -1533
  • Robert Cottis, 1531-1534[7]

List of commendators[edit]

  • Andrew Home, 1547-1593[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Became abbot of Jedburgh (1205-x 1211).
  2. ^ Known only by initial.
  3. ^ Became abbot of Jedburgh (1338-1354).
  4. ^ Became abbot of Jedburgh (1411-x 1422).
  5. ^ Became abbot of Jedburgh (1468-1476).
  6. ^ Was abbot of Jedburgh (1512-1549).
  7. ^ Previously prior of Blantyre.
  8. ^ Was abbot of Jedburgh (1547-1593).

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. 95-6
  • 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. 182–86

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