Person:Jerome Tulloch (1)

Jerome Tulloch, of Quholm
d.bef 1594
Facts and Events
Name[1] Jerome Tulloch, of Quholm
Gender Male
Occupation[2] 1560 Orkney, ScotlandSub Chantor
Occupation[3] 1580 Stromness, Orkney, ScotlandVicar (Sandwich & Stromness)
Occupation[4] Sanday, Orkney, ScotlandParson
Death? bef 1594

Jerome Tulloch was the last sub-chantor of Orkney, as the reformation led to Bishop becoming presbyterian in 1568. It is reported that he managed to "reserve for himself a fair share of church property".

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    Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae, p251 (out of copyright):


    JEROME TULLOCH, belonged to a family who held considerable property in the Orkneys after the Reformation. He was sub-chantor in the un-Reformed Church, and conformed in 1560 or soon afterwards. He had charge (with readers) of a wide district which included Sandwick, Rousay, Egilsay, Wyre, and Enhallow. He owed his position to friendship with Earl Robert, and had his residence at Quholme near Stromness (granted him by a charter of 1584), where stood of old a chapel of St Mary. In 1588 he had the lands of Dale "in the Outertown of Stromness." He died before 1594. He marr. Alison Lindsay (marr. (2) Alexander Muir), and had issue — Jerome, " an honest and discreet man" who, in 1624, had a charter and sasine of Quholme from Bishop Grahame. — [Craven's Orkney (1558-1662), 29, 46, 57, 152 ; Peterkin's Rentals.']


    JEROME TULLOCH, min. in 1570; sub-chantor before 9th Sept. 1576. [O. and Z. Rec., 204.]

    Register of ministers, exhorters and readers, and of their stipends, etc, 1576, p55:

    Stroness, Sandwyk, Graymsay: Mr Hurome Tulloch minister & subchantour the thryd of the subchantourie extending to xxviij lib xvij S ix d &c [28 pounds, 17 shillings, 9 pence]

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    Recorded as the witness to a document:

    Records of the Earldom of Orkney p298

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  5.   His mother's maiden name was possibly Kinnaird as there is a document that refers to an "Elizabeth Kinnaird", spouse of Gilbert Fwilsie (alt Foulsie), Archdeacon of Orkney, as his cousin.
  6.   His coat of arms was recorded as follows:

    "on a fess between three cross crosslets fitchee as many stars. At top of shield a fleur de lys, and at sides palm branches. Legend S. M. Heronime Tvllo" Compare the coat of arms of Bishop William Tulloch.

  7.   The teinds (rents) of the parish of Burness, on Sanday, belonged to the subchantory. See Rentals of the Ancient Earldom, p90