1561. During the Scottish Reformation we know that the Catholic
clergy were treated with great violence, but particulars of their
misfortunes are hard to find. Thomas Dempster, a diligent writer of
the next century, whose accuracy, however, cannot always be trusted,
in his Historia Gentis Scotorum (Edinburgh, 1829), 28, names
Abercromby as having lost his life from such violence. He adds that
he thinks the sufferer was a Benedictine, and that he had written in
behalf of the Faith.