Archdeacon of Brechin

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The Archdeacon of Brechin was the only archdeacon in the diocese of Brechin, acting as a subordinate of the Bishop of Brechin. The archdeacon held the parish church of Strachan as a prebend from at least 1274.[1]

List of archdeacons of Moray[edit]

The following is a list of known historical archdeacons:

  • Gregory, 1189 x 1198–1218[2]
  • Adam, 1242–1264[3]
  • William de Cresswell, 1284–1285 x 1294[4]
  • John de Kininmund, 1295–1298[5]
  • Hugh de Selkirk, c. 1309–1309 x 1320
  • Laurence de Haddington, 1324 x 1327
  • Dáibhidh de Mar, 1342–1344[6]
  • Domhnall de Mar, 1344–1349
  • Laurence de Erroll, 1351–1352x1367
    • William de Greenlaw, 1352–1353[7]
  • Laurence de Spens, 1363 x 1367–1369
  • Stephen de Cellario, 1369–1383[8]
  • Cuthbert Henryson, 1383–1387[9]
  • Robert de Cardeny, 1391[10]
  • Thomas Stewart, 1391–1393
  • William de Ramsey, 1395
  • David de Idvy, 1397–1420 x 1425
  • Henry Ogilvie, 1425
  • Richard de Crag, 1426–1428[11]
  • Gilbert Forrester, 1425 x 1428–1462
  • William Fechet, 1438
  • David Haddow, x 1448
  • David Stewart, 1448
  • Richard Wylie, 1458–1467
  • William Lawrie, 1467–1490
  • David Pitcairn, 1500–1552
  • James Pitcairn, 1551–1564 x 1565
  • Arthur Erskine, 1563
  • David Erskine, 1565–1611
  • Thomas Burnett, 1608–1637

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cowan, Parishes, pp. 189, 215
  2. ^ Became Bishop of Brechin; Watt and Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 72
  3. ^ Nepos of Bishop Albin of Brechin; Watt and Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 72
  4. ^ Became Chancellor of Moray; Watt and Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 72
  5. ^ Became Bishop of Brechin; Watt and Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 72
  6. ^ Resigned 1344, exchanging position with Domhnall for Treasurer of Moray; Watt and Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 72
  7. ^ Provided without ever gaining possession; Watt and Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 73
  8. ^ Became Bishop of Brechin; Watt and Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 73
  9. ^ Became Precentor of Brechin; Watt and Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 73
  10. ^ Became Dean of Dunkeld (and later Bishop of Dunkeld); Watt and Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 73
  11. ^ Had possession for two years, but lost litigation to Gilbert Forrester; Watt and Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 74

References[edit]

  • Cowan, Ian B. (1967), The Parishes of Medieval Scotland, Scottish Record Society, vol. 93, Edinburgh: Neill & Co. Ltd 
  • Watt, D. E. R.; Murray, A. L., eds. (2003), Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae Medii Aevi ad annum 1638, The Scottish Record Society, New Series, Volume 25 (Revised ed.), Edinburgh: The Scottish Record Society, ISBN 0-902054-19-8, ISSN 0143-9448