Archdeacon of the Isles

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The Archdeacon of the Isles (or Sodor) was the only archdeacon in the diocese of the Isles, acting as a subordinate of the Bishop of the Isles. The number and names of the prebends, if any, associated with the archdeaconry in the later Middle Ages are not known.[1] Before the break-away of the diocese of Man during the Western Schism, the archdeacons held Kirk Andreas as a prebend.[2] The office seems to have fallen into disuse after the time of Alasdair Caimbeul, who received crown presentation to the position in 1592.[3] It was to be revived in 1662.[3]

List of archdeacons of Man[edit]

  • Diarmait (Dermicius), fl. 1180x1190–1217x1219[2]
  • Lawrence, x1246–1248[2]
  • Domhnall (Dompnald), fl. 1253 x 1265[2]
  • Makaboy (Mac Fhiodhbhuidhe?), fl. 1270[2]
  • A [_], fl. 1302[2]
  • Cormac, fl. 1320[4]
  • John Dempster, fl. 1349[4]
  • Nigel Mauricii, died 1372[4]

List of archdeacons of the Isles[edit]

  • Beoan [mac Eoin] Mac Cholgain (Bean Johannis Macuilquen), 1372–1390/97[4]
  • Niall Mac Iomhair, 1390–1408[4]
  • Crisdean Mac Domhnaill Elich, fl. 1408[4]
  • Gille-Brighde Mac Dughaill, died x 1416[4]
  • John de Carrick (Eoin a Charraig), provided 1416[4]
  • Eachann MacGill-Eain, 1416–1441[5]
  • Andrew of Dunoon, 1441–1456x1457[6]
  • Niall Mac Cormaig, provided 1455 [6]
  • Aonghas of the Isles, provided 1456 [6]
  • Gilbert Smerles, 1457–1460 [6]
  • James Borthwick, provided 1457 [6]
  • Donnchadh [_], fl. 1462 [6]
  • Crisdean mac Gille-Brighde (Bricii), fl. 1463–1469 [6]
  • Gilbert Wright, fl. 1472 [6]
  • Niall mac Gille-Brighde (MacIlvride, MacYlwryd, Makkikbreid), fl. 1476–1479 [6]
  • Thomas Clerk (Tomas Cleireach), fl. 1500[7]
  • Thomas Fleming, died 1516 [6]
  • Richard Lawson, 1516–1541x1544 [6]
  • Ruairidh MacGill-Eain (Roderick MacLean), fl. 1544–1548 [3]
  • Gill-Easbaig Mac an Rothaich (Archibald Munro), fl. 1548 [3]
  • Domhnall Mac an Rothaich (Donald Munro), fl 1553–1563x1584 [3]
  • Domhnall Carsuel (Donald Carswell), died 1592 [3]
  • Alasdair Caimbeul (Alexander Campbell), fl. 1592 [3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cowan, Parishes, p. 220
  2. ^ a b c d e f Watt and Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 271
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Watt and Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 274
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Watt and Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 272
  5. ^ Became Bishop of the Isles; Watt and Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 272
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Watt and Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 273
  7. ^ Became Bishop of Killala; Watt and Murray, Fasti Ecclesiae, p. 273

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 Scotinanae 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