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Abbesses of Llanllŷr

A list of the known abbesses of Llanllŷr.

'E': occurs as abbess in 1284.

Anne: 15th century (unknown date).
Abbess Anne of Llanllŷr is described in the poetical works of Huw Cae Llwyd (fl. 1431-1504; he mentions her wish for an ape.

Margaret: occurs as abbess in June 1488.

Elizabeth Banham (Baynham): ?-1537.
She occurs as abbess in June 1532.

Sites associated with this person

Llanllŷr Abbey, Ceredigion

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) p. 582

The Heads of Religious Houses in England and Wales, III, 1377-1540, ed. David M. Smith (CUP: Cambridge, 2008) p. 665

Harris, L., Gwaith Huw Cae Llwyd (Caerdydd, 1953) p. 70

Williams, David H., 'Cistercian Nunneries in Medieval Wales', Cîteaux: commentarii cistercienses, 26 (1975) p. 165

Archival sources

The National Archives, 'Decree and Order Books of the Court of Augmentations and the Augmentation Office', (Document), (View website)


 
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