Back in May 2014, Harry Doyle emailed me his research into Blantyre Priors. i.e He had compiled a list of all the known head Priors at Blantyre Priory from the year 1296 to 1567. There is a rumour in Blantyre that many of the Priors were buried near the Priory itself, often under the trees now there, but this is unproven.
The last Prior William Chyrnside may have endured the toughest time living through reformation and having to give up his Catholic faith to become Protestant.
Thank you to Harry for starting this work. As this website develops, further detail will be added to each, as information becomes known or investigated.
|William de Cokeburne||1296-1304|
|John de Eglinton||1380-1381|
|William Bassindene||1451- c1472|
|Robert Cottis junior||1534-1536|
|John Donaldi (mac Donald/Donaldson)||1538-1541|
|William Chrysyde (Chrinside)||1552-1567|
|1567 – Priory Abandoned|