Alexander Colville, Abbot of Culross

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Alexander Colville, Abbot of Culross

Also Known As: "Alexander Colvill"
Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: East Wemyss, Fifeshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Flade, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir James Colville of Ochiltree and Margaret Colville
Half brother of Robert Colville of Cleish and Sir James Colville, Kt., of Easter Wemyss

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About Alexander Colville, Abbot of Culross

Biographical Summary

"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

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East Wemyss, Fifeshire, Scotland
Age 36
- 1597
Age 45
May 1597
Age 67
Flade, Scotland