In 1547 he became provost of Eton and dean of Carlisle.
The town is governed by a council, with provost and bailies, and owns the gas and water supplies and the electric lighting.
After studying in various monasteries he became provost of St Benedict at Capua, and in 1055 obtained permission from Victor II.
Meantime, without his knowledge, his friends procured for him the post of provost of the chapter of Geneva, an honour which reconciled M.
Among charitable institutions are the Royal Alexandra Infirmary, the Victoria Eye Infirmary (presented by Provost Mackenzie in 1899), the burgh asylum at Riccartsbar, the Abbey Poorhouse (including hospital and lunatic wards), the fever hospital and reception house, the Infectious Diseases Hospital and the Gleniffer Home for Incurables.