16th Century Duries

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16th Century Duries

The 1500s were when the Duries first rose to prominence - as senior churchmen, and with important roles within the State of Scotland (which was much the same thing at that time.

In outline:

bulletGeorge Durie was Abbott and Commendator of Dunfermline - the last Abbott before the Reformation, and reckoned 1st of Craigluscar

bulletsome of his sons, legitimated and otherwise, including the two Jesuits

bulletHis brother, Andrew Durie, was Abbott of Melrose and then Bishop of Galloway, who had no children

bulletTheir eldest brother, Robert Durie of Durie, inherited the Scoonie lands

bulletHis son-in-law, Henry Kemp, who changed his name to Durie

bulletPossibly a cousin, John Durie, early Protestant evangelist, Minister at St Giles, friend of John Knox and Andrew Melville

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