Archdeacon of Aberdeen

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The Archdeacon of Aberdeen was the only archdeacon in the Diocese of Aberdeen, acting as a deputy of the Bishop of Aberdeen. The archdeacon held the parish church of Rayne as a prebend since 1256. The following is a list of known historical archdeacons:

List of archdeacons of Aberdeen[edit]

  • Máel Coluim, fl. 1172 x 1179
  • Simon, fl. 1189 x 1203
  • Omer, fl. x 1207-1208 x
  • Máel Coluim, fl. 1224 x 1226-1250 x
  • Geoffrey, fl. 1259-1281
  • Alan de Moravia, x 1335-1341[1]
  • John de Rait, 1342-1350[2]
  • Alexander de Kininmund, x 1352-1355[3]
  • John Barbour, x 1357-1395[4]
  • Henry de Lichton, 1395 - 1396[3]
  • Thomas Trail, 1395
  • John de Lichton, fl. 1395 x 1402
  • David Falconer, x 1407-1411
  • Thomas de Tyninghame, 1411-1439
  • Walter Stewart, 1440
  • Laurence Piot, 1440-1453 x 1454
  • James Lindsay 1454-1456
  • Laurence Piot (again), 1455-1465 x 1468
  • James Inglis, 1468
  • Alexander Rait, 1468-1475 x 1479
    • Robert Stewart, 1472-1474
  • Andrew Young, 1479
  • Robert Blackadder, 1475 x 1479[6]
    • James Lindsay, 1479-1495
  • John Fraser, 1480-1488
  • Gavin Vaiche, 1485 x 1486
  • Gavin Dunbar, 1487
  • Adam Elphinstone, 1490/1495 x 1499
  • Robert Elphinstone, 1499-1508
    • William Dowy, 1499-1500
  • Thomas Halkerston, 1508
  • Thomsa Myrton, 1512-1540
  • Patrick Myrton (senior), 1530-1551
  • John Stewart, 1551-1563
  • James Erskine, 1565-1579
  • Robert Murray, 1584-1585
  • Walter Abercrombie, 1586-1620
    • Walter Richardson, 1586
  • Andrew Logie, 1624-1636

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Became Bishop of Caithness.
  2. ^ Became Bishop of Aberdeen.
  3. ^ a b Became Bishop of Aberdeen.
  4. ^ Famous poet.
  5. ^ Later became Bishop of Dunkeld.
  6. ^ Became Bishop of Aberdeen, and later, Archbishop of Glasgow.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Watt, D.E.R., Fasti Ecclesiae Scotinanae Medii Aevi ad annum 1638, 2nd Draft, (St Andrews, 1969), pp. 18-21

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