The Abbots & Commendators at a glance

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1. Reginald 1178 - 1179 2. Henry 1179 - 1207 3. Gilbert 1208 - 1225 4. Randulph de Lamley 1225 - 1239 5. Adam 1240 - 1246 6. Walter 1247 - 1258 7. Robert 1261 - 1267 8. Sabinus 1267 9. John 1268 - 1270 10. Adam of Inverlunan 1270 - 1275 11. William 1276 - 1284 12. Henry 1285 - 1296 13. Nicholas 1299 - 1301 14. John of Angus 1303 - 1309 15. Bernard 1310 - 1328 16. Geoffrey 1329 - 1347 17. William 1348 - 1366 18. John 1370 - 1384 19. John Gedy 1384 - 1410 20. Walter Paniter 1410 - 1449 Robert Bowmaker (1419) 21. Richard Guthrie 1449 - 1455 22. Malcolm Brydy 1456 - 1470 23. Richard Guthrie 1470 - 1472 Hugh Douglas (1470) Francis Ganzaga (1472 ) 24. Alexander Scrimgeour 1472 25. Patrick Graham 1473 - 1476 26. George Boyce (Boys) 1476 - 1482 27. Sir William Bonkil 1482 - 1484 28. David Lichton (Lychtone) 1484 - 1502 29. James Stewart (King's brother) (Commendator) 1503 - 1504 30. George Hepburn 1504 - 1513 31. James Stewart (Earl of Moray) 1514 - 1517 Gavin Douglas 1514, Andrew Forman 1514, Peter de Accoltis 1517 32. James Betoun (Beaton) (Commendator) 1517 - 1524 33. David Betoun (Beaton) (Commendator) 1524 - 1545 34. James Beaton 1545 - 1551 George Douglas 1546 35. Lord John Hamilton (Commendator) 1551 - 1568 36. George Douglas (Commendator) 1568 - 1572 37. Lord John Hamilton (Commendator) 1573 - 1579 38. Esme Stuart (Commendator) 1579 - 1583 39. Lord John Hamilton (Commendator) 1585 - 1604 40. James, second Marquis of Hamilton 1604 - 1608 The names to the right of the above list are claimants or persons recommended for the abbacy. Many thanks to Historic Scotland & staff at the Abbey Visitor Centre in helping to source the above information.

Abbot Bernard 1310 - 1328

The Abbey as it was when completed in 1233

Abbey as it was new

David Betoun (Beaton) 1524 - 1545

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