Event detail for site: Llanllugan
c. 1190: Foundation
The exact date of the foundation of the house by Maredudd ap Rhobert (d. 1244), lord of Cedewain, is not certain but it was likely established between 1170 and 1190.
Morgan ('An Early Charter of Llanllugan Nunnery') argues that the foundation may have been later and that Maredudd ap Rhobert's charter was perhaps issued c. 1216-17. However, as Cartwright (Feminine Sanctity and Spirituality in Medieval Wales) suggests, this may have been a confirmation of Llanllugan's lands rather than a foundation charter.
People associated with this event
Maredudd ap Rhobert , lord of Cydewain (founder)
Cartwright, Jane, Feminine Sanctity and Spirituality in Medieval Wales (University of Wales Press: Cardiff, 2008) p. 262
Morgan, Richard, 'An Early Charter of Llanllugan Nunnery', Montgomeryshire Collections, 73 (1983) pp. 117-119
Other events in the history of this site
c.1190: Foundation - The exact date of the foundation of the house by Maredudd ap Rhobert (d. 1244), lord of Cedewain, is not certain but it was likely established between 1170 and 1190. [2 sources]
1239: Spiritualities - Bishop Hugh of St Asaph granted the community the tithes of Llanfair. [1 sources]
1263: Grant - Bishop Anian of St Asaph granted the community half the profits from the church of Llanllwchaiarn. [1 sources]
c.1291: Wealth - According to the Taxatio the house had 2 1/2 carucates of land and rents, which amounted to Â£1 1s 0d. [3 sources]
1377: Numbers - At this time the community comprised four nuns and an abbess. [1 sources]
1381: Clerical poll tax - Monies required from community. [1 sources][1 archives]
c.1450: Patronage - Richard of York was a generous patron of the house. [1 sources]
1530: Transfer - Episcopal licence was granted to an Augustinian nun of Limebrook to transfer to Llanllugan.
c.1535: Wealth - The net income of the house according to the Valor Ecclesiasticus was c. Â£22. [3 sources][1 archives]
c.1536: Dissolution - The house was dissolved under the 1536 Act of Suppression. [4 sources]
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