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"ABBIE. A surname derived from the office or
title of lay-abbot of a monastery. In the early
Middle Ages the abbot of a monastery usually
belonged to a leading family of the district, and
in that family the office was hereditary. "In
course of time this system gave rise to great
abuses; the monastery grew rich in lands, and
the energies of the abbot, or some other
leading officer, were directed to temporal rather
than spiritual management. In fact, latterly, he
became a mere layman, holding the abbacy in
his family by direct descent, and, delegating
his clerical duties to a monk, he himself took
to rearing a family in which the monastic lands
were hereditary" (Macbain, Scoto-Celtic
studies, p. 69). That these 'abbots' were considered
as merely laymen is shown, e.g., in the charter
by Turpin, bishop of Brechin, referred to
below, in which the prior, Bricius, at the time
really a clerk, has precedence over Douenaldus
(Donald) Abbe. This Douenaldus Abbe de
Brechin witnessed a charter by Turpin, bishop
of Brechin, c. 1178-1180 (RAA., i, p. 134),
and sometime between 1204 and 1211 he gifted
the 'Dauach qui vocatur Balegillegrand' to the
Abbey of Arbroath, which grant was confirmed
by William the Lion (ibid., p. 49,50). Maurice
Abbe of Abireloth or Alien-loth appears as
witness in charters by Gilchrist, earl of Angus
and of John de Mountfort between 1201 and
1214 (ibid., p. 29-32, 47). The family of this
Maurice must have taken its origin from the
lay abbots of a Celtic monastic foundation
near by, "probably established by St. Drostan,
with whose name the primitive Christianity
of the district is associated" (PSAS., LXV,
p. 118). Between 1211 and 1214 Johannes
Abbe with the advice and consent of his son
Morgund granted to the monks of Abirebroth
(Arbroath) permission to take charcoal from
'nemore meo de Edale,' now Edzell (ibid.,
p. 48). Among the witnesses are 'Morgundo
filio meo, Malcolmo fratre, Johanne filio meo.'
The same John Abbe and Morgund his son
were present at the perambulation of the
boundaries of the lands of the Abbey of
Arbroath and the barony of Kynblathmond in
1219 (ibid., p. 163). Nicholas Abbe appears
as juror on an inquest in 1250 (ibid., p. 190),
Simon del Abbeye, Scottish merchant,
complained in 1370 of being plundered by English
wreckers (Bain, rv, 164), and Arthur Abbay,
shipmaster of Carrail in 1613, was probably
the father of John Abay, skipper of Carrail in
1635 (Wedd., p. 237; RFC., 2. ser. vi, p. 572).
(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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