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Glenluce Abbey

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Other names  Abbey of Luce
Controlled churches  Glenluce
Diocese  Diocese of Galloway
Disestablished  1602
Order  Cistercian
Phone  +44 1581 300541
Founder  Lochlann of Galloway
Mother house  Dundrennan Abbey
Glenluce Abbey
Full name  Comune Monasterii Beate Maeri de Valle Lucis
Address  Barnsallie Farm, Glenluce, Newton Stewart DG8 0JH, UK
Similar  Dundrennan Abbey, Whithorn Priory, Crossraguel Abbey, Sweetheart Abbey, Chapel Finian

Glenluce abbey

Glenluce Abbey, near to Glenluce, Scotland, was a Cistercian monastery called also Abbey of Luce or Vallis Lucis and founded around 1190 by Rolland or Lochlann, Lord of Galloway and Constable of Scotland. Following the Scottish Reformation in 1560, the abbey fell into disuse.


Glenluce abbey

Glenluce and the Kennedy family

Gilbert Kennedy, 4th Earl of Cassilis obtained control of Glenluce during the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots. The Earl persuaded one of the monks of the abbey to counterfeit the necessary signatures to a deed conveying the lands of the abbey to him and his heirs. To ensure that the forgery was not discovered he employed a man to murder the monk and then persuaded his uncle, the laird of Bargany to hang his paid assassin on a trumped up charge of theft. The success of these actions encouraged him to obtain the lands of Crossraguel Abbey through the torturing of Allan Stewart, the commendator at his castle of Dunure.


Glenluce Abbey Wikipedia

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