Prior of Perth

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The Prior of Perth was the head of Perth Charterhouse, the Carthusian monastic house located near Perth. It was founded ion 1429, and finally suppressed in 1602. The following is a list of priors and prior-commendators:

List of priors and prior-commendators[edit]

List of priors[edit]

  • Oswald de Corda, 1429-1434
  • Adam Hangleside, 1434 x 1435-1441
  • Laurence Hutton, 1442-1443
  • Patrick Russell, 1443
  • Michael Virey, 1444-1445[1]
  • Bryce Montgomery, 1445-1446
  • Bryce Wych, 1446-1447
  • Maurice Barry, 1447-1452
  • Martin de Groether, 1452-1455
  • James Bayne, 1456-1457
  • Simon Fairlie, 1457-1465 x 1466
  • Andrew Telfer, 1466-1471 x 1472
  • Patrick Russell, 1472-1474 x 1475
  • John Davidson, 1474 x 1475-1482 x 1486
  • Richard Gaergen, 1482 x 1486
  • David Simson, 1482 x 1486-1490 x 1492
  • Walter Lyall, 1492-1495 x 1498
  • John Ramsay, 1495 x 1498-1500 x 1501
  • Alan (probably Alan Dawson), 1500 x 1501-1506 x 1507
  • William Turnbull, 1507-1515 x 1517
  • Hugh Moryn, 1515 x 1517-1535
  • Alexander Inglis, 1535-1542 x 1543
  • James Gordon, 1543-1543 x 1544
  • Simon Galloway, 1543 x 1544-1544 x 1546
  • Andrew Forman, 1544 x 1546-1552 x 1556
    • Simon Galloway (again), 1550-1554 x[2]
  • Adam Forman, 1552 x 1556-1567[3]
  • Adam Stewart, 1567 x 1569-1569[4]

List of commendator-priors[edit]

  • George Balfour, 1569-1588
  • James Balfour of Cossertoun, 1588-1592 x 1599
  • George Hay of Nether Liff, 1599-1602[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Died before taking office.
  2. ^ In opposition to Forman; said to have been abducted by Forman, sometime after he was granted royal protection on 9 August 1554.
  3. ^ Spent early years litigation with Galloway. In his time the monastery was destroyed by reformers on 11 May 1559. Fled overseas in April 1567.
  4. ^ Illegitimate son of James V. Was styling himself prior in 1569; may have regarded himself as Forman's successor, but received a pension instead.
  5. ^ Monastery suppressed by the crown on 8 January 1602.

Bibliography[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. 86-7
  • 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. 174-7