Prior of Monymusk

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Prior of Monymusk (later, Commendator of Monymusk) was the head of the property and community of Augustinian canons of Monymusk Priory, Aberdeenshire. The following is a list of priors and commendators:

List of office holders[edit]

List of priors[edit]

  • Máel Brigte (Bricius), 1210x1211-1222x[1]
  • Unknown abbots
  • Alan, fl. 1268
  • Unknown abbots
  • Bernard, fl. 1345
  • Andrew Cant, 1357-1365
  • Unknown abbots
  • David de Kynnard, x 1420
  • Richard de Donery, 1420-1426
  • Robert de Kilconkar, 1424-1429
  • Robert de Paisley, 1427-1429 x 1430
  • John de Tulach, 1429
  • William de Cupar, 1430-1444 x 1450
  • William Crannach, 1430[2]
  • William Couys (Cowes), 1430-1434
  • Laurence de Cupar, 1430
  • Robert de Keith, 1434
  • John de Luoris (Luchris), 1444
  • David Hay, 1450-1464 x 1469
  • Thomas Straton, 1469
  • Alexander Spens, 1469-1489 x 1491
  • John Dugut, x1489
  • William Kermichael (Carmichael), 1489
  • Robert Fairweather, 1486-1490
  • Laurence Valles, 1490
  • Bartholomew de Putellis, 1491
  • Richard Strathauchin, 1497-1499 x 1509
  • John Aitkenheid, 1509-1523

List of commendators[edit]

  • David Ferlie, 1522-1554 x 1558
  • John Elphinstone, 1543-1554 x 1562
  • Duncan Sviles, 1546
  • John Stewart, 1558
  • John Hay. 1558-1573[3]
  • Alexander Forbes, 1574-1577
  • Robert Forbes, 1577-1614 x 1616

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A culdee.
  2. ^ Became Abbot of Inchaffray.
  3. ^ Commendator of Balmerino.

References[edit]

  • 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), pp. 155-59
  • 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), pp. 93-4