John Hepburn (prior)

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John Hepburn, Prior of Saint Andrews (died after 20 July 1525) was the son of Patrick Hepburn, 1st Lord of Hailes. He established Saint Leonards College at the University of St Andrews in 1512. In around 1520 he funded the reconstruction of the town walls of St Andrews.

He also served as tutor to Patrick Hepburn, 3rd Earl of Bothwell who succeeded him in the priory in 1522.[1]

He was elected as Archbishop of St Andrews but his appointment was turned down by the Pope.


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Walter Monypenny
Prior of St Andrews
Succeeded by
Patrick Hepburn
Preceded by
Alexander Stewart
Archbishop of St Andrews
el. 1513
Succeeded by
Innocenzo Cibo