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During the reign of James IV the priory continues to be appropriated by the Homes. In 1509 ?? was placed, by the pope's authority under the abbey of Dunfermline. In November 1544 he church and tower after being seized by the English were successfully fortified against the regent Arran and in Sep 1545 the abbey was burnt to the ground by the East of Hertford. After 1595 the possessions of the priory were bestowed upon the Earl of Home and after his death in 1619 it was bestowed upon John the banished Earl of Bothwell's second son who was the last commendator of of Coldingham.

Tradition says, that when the abbey was destroyed, the sonorous bell of the church was carried to Lincoln, and that it Hill loads the breezes around the city with its powerful tones.
Fullactons Gazeteer
The portion of the ancient church used as the Parochial place of Worship, has lately been restored by the ?? of the Parish at considerable expense .
See P29
The surrounding ground has been levelled, bringing to light King Edgar's Walls (see page 39) the approaches and steps to the supposed Palace.
Mr Cosgrove

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there are 2 words that I could not readd I have marked these with ?? in the text.

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