Bernard de Linton

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Bernard de Linton (fl. 1296) was the parson of Mordington mentioned in the Ragman Rolls of 1296, where he is styled persone del Eglife de Mordington, del counte de Berewyk, "parson of the church of Mordington, in the county of Berwick".[1] Nothing else is known of him.[2] He is famous because between 1726 and the 20th century he was wrongly identified with Bernard, Abbot of Kilwinning, also mentioned in the Ragman Rolls, who was later Chancellor of Scotland, Abbot of Arbroath and Bishop of the Isles.[3]


  1. ^ Ragman Rolls, L.
  2. ^ Duncan, "Bernard".
  3. ^ E.g. Hay, History of Arbroath, p. 70; see Duncan, "Bernard".


  • "Ragman Rolls". Rampant Scotland. Retrieved 2007-04-01. 
  • Duncan, A. A. M. (2004). "Bernard (d. 1330/31)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2007-04-01. 
  • Hay, George (1899). History of Arbroath to the Present Time. Arbroath, Scotland: T. Buncle.  OCLC 9183509