Abbot of Kinloss

The Abbot of Kinloss (later Commendator of Kinloss) was the head of the property and Cistercian monastic community of Kinloss Abbey, Moray, founded by King David I of Scotland around 1151 by monks from Melrose Abbey. The abbey was transformed into a temporal lordship for Edward Bruce, the last commendator, who became Lord Kinloss. The following is a list of abbots and commendators:

List of abbots

  • Ascelin, 1150-1174
  • Reiner, 1174-1189
  • Radulf, 1189-1194
  • Radulf, 1202x1207-1220
  • Robert, 1220
  • Herbert, 1226-1251
  • Richard, 1251-1274
  • Andrew, 1275-1286
  • Gilbert, 1296
  • Henry, x1316
  • Thomas Dere, 1316-1338 x 1344
  • Simon, 1346
  • Richard, 1362-1371
  • Adam de Tarras, 1389-1414
  • William de Blare, 1414-1429
  • John Floter, 1431-1444
  • Henry Butre/Butoe, 1439-1444
  • John de Ellem, 1443-1467
  • James Guthrie, 1467-1481
  • John Pittendreich, 1478
  • William Galbraith, 1481-1490
  • Hugh Martini, 1490-1491
  • William Culross, 1491-1500
  • Andrew Forman, 1492
  • Thomas Crystall (Christopheri/Wawain), 1500-1528
  • Robert Reid, 1528-1553
  • Walter Reid, 1553-1587

List of commendators

Bibliography

  • 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. 76
  • 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. 131–34

See also

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