Alexander Colville, Abbot of Culross
|Also Known As:||"Alexander Colvill"|
|Birthplace:||East Wemyss, Fifeshire, Scotland|
|Death:||Died in Flade, Scotland|
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About Alexander Colville, Abbot of Culross
"Mr Alexander, of the second marriage...
...On 4 February 1566-67 he was provided under the inexact designation of 'the son of the late Sir James Colville, Knight', to the Abbacy of Culross by a royal grant as successor to his uncle William...
...Shortly before January 1571-72, during Earl Mar's regency, he was appointed one of the Senators of the College of Justice, and he also, on 26 May following, becae a Privy Councillor, and continued in both offices almost to the end of his life...
...The Commendator died in 1597, having married Nicholas Dundas, daughter of Alexander Dundas of Fingask."
SOURCE: The Scots peerage, Vol. II, page 548-549
- An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 160