John Abercromby (monk)

John Abercromby (fl. 1561) was, according to Thomas Dempster's "Historia ecclesiastica", a Benedictine monk who was executed for his Roman Catholicism. However, his identity is doubtful: "Abercromby has not come to light in recent scholarly work, nor is he found in the published records... The only possible conclusion is that John Abercromby is a figment, a ‘ghost’ fabricated by Thomas Dempster." [Mark Dilworth, [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/42 ‘Abercromby, John (supp. fl. 1561)’] , "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography", Oxford University Press, 2004, accessed 26 Sept 2007]

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