Name: Gilbert Kennedy
Suffix: 4th Earl of Cassilis
Death: 12 DEC 1576
Occupation: Fried the abbot of Crossaguel over a slow fire
Change Date: 19 OCT 2011
Ist husband of Margaret Lyon.
His eldest son John (1575 ? 14 November 1615) became, 5th Earl of Cassillis.
Gilbert Kennedy, 4th Earl of Cassilis, was a Protestant. The ?King of Carrick? as [Gilbert] was called, was extremely anxious that the commendator abbot of Crossaguel, Allan Stewart, should renounce his claim to certain lands, and to attain his end he resorted to the wholly unwarranted method of frying the abbot over a slow fire in the keep of Dunure Castle. But being made of stern stuff in every sense, the prelate not only survived the ordeal but refused to abate his rights one jot. Thus were the defenders of the Inquisition provided with an effective tu quoque at a very early stage.
(Historical notes on the "old" County of Ayrshire, http://www.british-towns.net/scotland/south_ayrshire.asp )
Father: Gilbert Kennedy b: 1515
Mother: Margaret Kennedy
- Hew Kennedy
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