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The Abbot of Balmerino (later Commendator of Balmerino) was the head of the Cistercian monastic community and lands of Balmerino Abbey, Fife, founded in 1227 x 1229 by monks from Melrose Abbey with the patronage of Ermengarde de Beaumont and King Alexander II of Scotland. The following are a list of abbots and commendators.


List of abbots

  • Alan, 1229-1236
  • Radulf, 1236-1251
  • John, 1251-1252
  • Adam, 1252-1260
  • Adam, 1260-1270
  • William de Perisby, 1270
  • Thomas, 1270x1306
  • William, 1296
  • Alan, 1317
  • Hugh, x1369
  • Patrick, 1369-1380x
  • John Plater, x 1392
  • John Gugy, x 1394-1399 x 1402
  • John de Hailes, 1399x1402-1435x1436
  • Richard de Coventry, 1436-1464
  • William Cameron, 1436
  • Henry Mason, 1450
  • Walter Bunch, 1464
  • James Rait, 1466-1468 x 1469
  • William Bell, 1468-1483
  • Walter Bunch (again), 1482-1486 x 1504
  • Walter Ruch, 1483
  • Henry Knollis, 1484
  • Robert Fairweather, 1486
  • James Forman, 1504-1507
  • Robert Forrester, 1511-1559 x 1561
  • Henry Roche, 1532
  • John Stewart, 1535

List of commendators

  • John Hay, 1561-1573
  • Henry Kinnear, 1574-1603
  • John Kinnear, 1582
  • Robert Auchmutie, 1604-1607
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