Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Gedy, Johnlocked

(fl. 1370–1401?)
  • Henry Summerson


Gedy, John (fl. 1370–1401?), abbot of Arbroath, is first recorded in 1370, when he already held the abbacy of Scotland's greatest Tironensian house. Nothing is known of his earlier career. In 1371 he attended Robert II's coronation. When the monastic church was struck by lightning and suffered severe damage from fire in 1380, the monks had to be transferred elsewhere while money was raised and repairs carried out; the abbot was closely involved in this process, which was still in progress in the mid-1390s. On 2 April 1394 ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription

, 12 vols. in 13 (1814–75)