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Event detail for site: Ruthin

1478: Papal petition

A monk of the Cistercian abbey of Dundrennan, Scotland, sought papal permission to transfer to Ruthin.

The monk was Thomas Pyle, who explained that he was already living at Ruthin and had come to the monastery at Edmund Grey's behest. Edmund, lord of Ruthin and patron of the house, had seemingly asked Thomas to reconvene the communtity of Bonhommes canons there.

People associated with this event

Edmund Grey , first earl of Kent (1416–1490) and lord of Ruthin (patron)

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Medieval Religious Houses, England and Wales, ed. R. Neville Hadcock and David Knowles (Harlow, 1971) pp. 203-204


Other events in the history of this site

1310Foundation - The foundation of the house is attributed to John de Grey (d. 1323), son of Reginald, the first lord Grey of Ruthin.  [1 sources]
c.1375Building work - A south aisle was added in the latter half of the fourteenth century.
 [1 sources]
1478Papal petition - A monk of the Cistercian abbey of Dundrennan, Scotland, sought papal permission to transfer to Ruthin. [1 sources]
c.1479Dispersal - It seems that by 1478 Ruthin had failed and the community had dispersed. [3 sources]
1485x1508Construction work - The construction of the roof of the north aisle is thought to have been undertaken at this time, on account of the heraldry here. [1 sources]
1535Dissolution - Ruthin was dissolved in 1535 with the lesser religious houses. [2 sources]

 
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