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Abbots of Bardsey

A list of the known abbots of Bardsey.

Ralph: occurs as Abbot ‘Ynes’ seemingly ‘Bardsey’ in July 1221.

‘A’: occurs as abbot in July 1252.

Adam: occurs as abbot in May 1301.

Kenric: ?-1346.
Kenric had resigned from office by 23 December 1346 when licence was granted to elect his successor.

Gregory de Eglewyskadell: 1347-?
Gregory was a canon of Bardsey. After the bishop of Bangor had confirmed the election, Gregory received the temporalities of the abbey on 27 February 1347.

John: occurs as abbot in November 1362 and August 1372.

Unnamed abbot: on 26 September 1377 licence was given to elect a successor to an unnamed abbot of Bardsey who had died.

Gervase ap David: 1377-81.
A canon of Bardsey. Gervase’s election received royal assent in October 1377 and the following month he was accorded the temporalities of the house. Gervase had resigned from office by 30 April 1381; in May licence was given to elect his successor.

David: occurs as abbot in August 1398.

John: occurs as abbot in 1415.

David ap Mered(ith): 1448-?
Royal assent was given to the election of David in May 1448. He was a canon of Bardsey.

Robert: occurs as abbot in January 1465; he has been identified as Robert ap Meredith.

John Conwy (Conway, Conwey): occurs as abbot in March 1507 and in 1523.

John: occurs as abbot of Bardsey in 1529 and should perhaps be identified with John Morys (below).

John Morys (Mores): the final abbot of Bardsey he occurs from May 1531 and is mentioned in the Valor Ecclesiasticus of 1535.

Sites associated with this person

Bardsey Abbey, Gwynedd

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

The Heads of Religious Houses in England and Wales, II, 1216-1377, ed. D. M. Smith and V. London (CUP: Cambridge, 2001) pp. 329-30

The Heads of Religious Houses in England and Wales, III, 1377-1540, ed. David M. Smith (CUP: Cambridge, 2008) p. 369.

Chitty, M., The Monks on Ynys Enlli, pt 2: 1252-1537 (Aberdaron, 2000)


 
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