Archdeacon of Orkney

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The Archdeacon of Orkney was the head of the Archdeaconry of Orkney, a sub-division of the Diocese of Orkney in Scotland. This archeacon was one of the two archdeacons of the diocese, the other being the Archdeacon of Shetland.

List of known archdeacons of Orkney[edit]

  • William, 1309-1310
  • William de Buchan, 1369-1372 (afterwards Archdeacon of Shetland).
  • Johne Thome, x 1429
  • John Patrickson, 1419
  • William Brown, 1420
  • Thomas de Greenlaw, 1422-1424
  • Simon de Greenlaw, 1422
  • Andrew de Tulloch, 1435-1447 x 1448
  • Thomas Etal, 1438
  • Christopher Gynnis, 1448-1449
  • Nicholas Blair, 1449
  • Andrew Wishart, 1451-1456 x 1461
  • James Kinnaird, 1465-1481
  • Humphrey Clerk, 1513
  • John Tyrie, 1527-1559 x
  • Gilbert Foulsie, 1561-1580
  • Thomas Swentoun, 1586-1626 x 1627
  • Francis Liddell, 1627-1635

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References[edit]

  • Watt, D.E.R., Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae Medii Aevi ad annum 1638, 2nd Draft, (St Andrews, 1969), pp. 359–61