Prior of Fogo

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The Prior of Fogo was the head of the Tironensian monastic community and lands of Fogo Priory, Roxburghshire, founded sometime between 1253 and 1297. The patron was a local landlord name Patrick Corbet, who granted lands to Kelso Abbey to establish a cell there. Although almost none of the priors are known, the following are recorded:

  • William Leischmann, 1465-1466
  • Andrew Leslie, 1537


  • Cowan, Ian B. & Easson, David E., Medieval Religious Houses: Scotland With an Appendix on the Houses in the Isle of Man, Second Edition, (London, 1976), p. 67
  • Watt, D.E.R. & Shead, N.F. (eds.), The Heads of Religious Houses in Scotland from the 12th to the 16th Centuries, The Scottish Records Society, New Series, Volume 24, (Edinburgh, 2001), p. 83

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