Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/John Abercromby
Abercromby, John, d. 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. , a diligent writer of the next century, whose accuracy, however, cannot always be trusted, in his "Historia Centis 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.