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Priors of Chepstow

A list of the known priors of Chepstow

Odo: occurs as prior 1138x48.

Robert: occurs as prior in 1195.

Nicholas: occurs as prior in October 1213.

‘S’: occurs as prior in May 1239.

Nicholas: occurs as prior in July 1254.

Ralph: occurs as prior c. 1334.

Robert: occurs as prior at Michaelmas 1364.

1368: Prior John of Newent (Glos) was appointed by the abbot of Cormeilles to rule Chepstow during its voidance.

Unnamed
In 1384 there is reference to an unnamed prior who is simply described as ‘alien of France’.

William Auger (Anger): occurs as prior in May 1389

13 October 1391: Chepstow Priory was granted by the king to the clerk, Giles Wenlok, as farmer of the priory during the French wars.

June 1398: the priory was granted to the monk, John Workman, and the knight, Benet Cely, as keepers. John had farm of the priory.

Simon de Bristoll (Bristowe)
In December 1392 Simon was granted keepership of the priory. In February 1400 the priory was restored to him; he occurs in 1403.

Thomas Teberay (Tyberay, Tyberey, Yeberye):
In May 1403 Brother Thomas was granted the keeping of the priory. He occurs as prior in May and November 1415.

25 July 1458: Chepstow was granted to God’s House, Cambridge.
This was confirmed by Edward IV on 4 November 1462 but was never actually effected.

John Writter: occurs as prior in July 1482.

John Abyndon: occurs as prior in December 1486.

Nicholas Ynesley: occurs as prior in 1504.

John: occurs as prior in December 1513.
He is perhaps the John Alyngton who is described as prior c. 1516/17.

John: occurs as prior in 1529.
He is perhaps the John Marshall who in 1543 is described as ex-prior and in receipt of a pension.

Roger Shrewsbury: occurs as prior in May 1533.
Roger acknowledged Royal Supremacy in September 1534 and was prior of Chepstow when the house was surveyed and dissolved in September 1536. He was granted a pension in June 1536.

Sites associated with this person

Chepstow Priory, Monmouthshire

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

The Heads of Religious Houses in England and Wales, I, 940-1216, ed. D. Knowles, C. Brooke and V. London (London, 1972; 2001) pp. 101, 263

The Heads of Religious Houses in England and Wales, II, 1216-1377, ed. D. M. Smith and V. London (CUP: Cambridge, 2001) p. 151

The Heads of Religious Houses in England and Wales, III, 1377-1540, ed. David M. Smith (CUP: Cambridge, 2008) p. 169


 
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