Definitions for "Abbot of Dryburgh"
The Abbot of Dryburgh (later, Commendator of Dryburgh) was the head of the Premonstratensian monastic community of Dryburgh Abbey in the Scottish Borders. The monastery was founded in 1150 by monks from Alnwick Abbey with the patronage of Hugh de Morville, Lord of Lauderdale. In the 16th century the monastery increasingly came under secular control, and was eventually incorporated into the lordship of Cardross.