Simon, Prior of St Andrews

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Simon
Serfsinch.jpg
St Serf's Inch in Loch Leven, today
Born 12th century
Unknown
Died 1225x1235
unknown
Resting place Unknown, but probably St Serf's Inch
Occupation Augustinian prior
Title Prior of St Andrews, Prior of Loch Leven

Simon (died 1225 x 1235) was a 13th-century Augustinian canon based in the Kingdom of Scotland.

As a canon of St Andrews Cathedral Priory, he was elected prior of St Andrews in either 1211 or 1212.[1] Simon, like his predecessor Thomas, was said by Inchcolm historian Walter Bower to have fallen out with the brothers of St Andrews and consequently to have resigned his post as prior.[2] Subsequently, Simon became Prior of Loch Leven.[3] This probably happened c. 1225.[4]

St Serf's Inch Priory lay on St Serf's Inch, an island in Loch Leven in Fothriff, and was subordinate to St Andrews Cathedral Priory.[5]

It is unclear how long Simon lived afterward, but his successor appears in the sources for the first time in 1235, indicating that Simon probably died before this year.[6] Bower described Simon as "a man of honourable life and praiseworthy behaviour".[2]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Thomas I
Prior of St Andrews
c. 1212–1225
Succeeded by
Henry de Norham
Preceded by
Roger
Prior of Loch Leven
1225–x1235
Succeeded by
G[...]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ MacQueen, MacQueen and Watt, Scotichronicon, vol. 3, p. 419; Watt and Shead, Heads of Religious Houses, p. 188
  2. ^ a b MacQueen, MacQueen and Watt, Scotichronicon, vol. 3, p. 419
  3. ^ Watt and Shead, Heads of Religious Houses, pp. 139, 188
  4. ^ Watt and Shead, Heads of Religious Houses, p. 188
  5. ^ Cowan and Easson, Heads of Religious Houses, p. 93
  6. ^ Watt and Shead, Heads of Religious Houses, pp. 139–40

References[edit]

  • Cowan, Ian B.; Easson, David E. (1976), Medieval Religious Houses: Scotland With an Appendix on the Houses in the Isle of Man (2nd ed.), London and New York: Longman, ISBN 0-582-12069-1 
  • MacQueen, John; MacQueen, Winifred; Watt, D. E. R., eds. (1995), Scotichronicon by Walter Bower, in Latin and English: Volume 3, Books V and VI, Scotichronicon by Walter Bower: New Edition in Latin and English with Notes and Indexes (General Editor D. E. R. Watt), Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, ISBN 1-873644-49-3 
  • Watt, D. E. R.; Shead, N. F., eds. (2001), The Heads of Religious Houses in Scotland from Twelfth to Sixteenth Centuries, The Scottish Record Society, New Series, Volume 24 (Revised ed.), Edinburgh: The Scottish Record Society, ISBN 0-902054-18-X, ISSN 0143-9448