Archdeacon of Aberdeen


Archdeacon of Aberdeen

The Archdeacon of Aberdeen was the only archdeacon in the Diocese of Aberdeen, acting as a deputy of the Bishop of Aberdeen. The archdeacon held the parish church of Rayne as a prebend since 1256. The following is a list of known historical archdeacons:

List of archdeacons of Aberdeen

* Máel Coluim, fl. 1172 x 1179
* Simon, fl. 1189 x 1203
* Omer, fl. x 1207-1208 x
* Máel Coluim, fl. 1224 x 1226-1250 x
* Geoffrey, fl. 1259-1281
* Alan de Moravia, x 1335-1341 [Became Bishop of Caithness.]
* John de Rait, 1342-1350 [Became Bishop of Aberdeen.]
* Alexander de Kininmund, x 1352-1355 [Became Bishop of Aberdeen.]
* John Barbour, x 1357-1395 [Famous poet.]
* Henry de Lichton, 1395 - 1396 [Became Bishop of Aberdeen.]
* Thomas Trail, 1395
* John de Lichton, fl. 1395 x 1402
* David Falconer, x 1407-1411
* Thomas de Tyninghame, 1411-1439
* Walter Stewart, 1440
* Laurence Piot, 1440-1453 x 1454
* James Lindsay 1454-1456
* Laurence Piot (again), 1455-1465 x 1468
* James Inglis, 1468
* Alexander Rait, 1468-1475 x 1479
** Robert Stewart, 1472-1474
* Andrew Young, 1479
** George Brown, 1479 [Later became Bishop of Dunkeld.]
* Robert Blackadder, 1475 x 1479 [Became Bishop of Aberdeen, and later, Archbishop of Glasgow.]
** James Lindsay, 1479-1495
* John Fraser, 1480-1488
* Gavin Vaiche, 1485 x 1486
* Gavin Dunbar, 1487
* Adam Elphinstone, 1490/1495 x 1499
* Robert Elphinstone, 1499-1508
** William Dowy, 1499-1500
* Thomas Halkerston, 1508
* Thomsa Myrton, 1512-1540
* Patrick Myrton (senior), 1530-1551
* John Stewart, 1551-1563
* James Erskine, 1565-1579
* Robert Murray, 1584-1585
* Walter Abercrombie, 1586-1620
** Walter Richardson, 1586
* Andrew Logie, 1624-1636

Notes

Bibliography

* Watt, D.E.R., "Fasti Ecclesiae Scotinanae Medii Aevi ad annum 1638", 2nd Draft, (St Andrews, 1969), pp. 18-21

ee also

* Bishop of Aberdeen


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