Event detail for site: Penmon
The canons of Puffin Island acquired ownership of an onshore site at Penmon.
Llywelyn ab Iorwerth granted the canons of Puffin Island (Ynys Lannog) the monastery of Penmon, with all its appurtenances as far as the township of Trecastell, free from all secular service.
Acts of Welsh Rulers 1120-1283, ed. Huw Pryce (University of Wales: Cardiff, 2005) no. 250
Stöber, Karen, 'The Regular Canons in Wales', in The Regular Canons in the Medieval British Isles, Medieval Church Studies, 19 (Brepols: Turnhout, 2011), pp. 97-113
Other events in the history of this site
c.1220: Foundation - Penmon, like other important 'clasau' in Northern Wales, was reorganised as an Augustinian foundation. [1 sources]
1221: Grant - The canons of Puffin Island acquired ownership of an onshore site at Penmon. [2 sources]
1229: Confirmation - Dafydd ap Llywelyn confirmed his father's charter of 1221. [2 sources]
1238: Confirmation - Dafydd ap Llywelyn confirmed once more his father's charter. [1 sources]
1247 : Confirmation - Additional confirmations were made by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd and his brother, Owain. [2 sources]
1258: Abbot as witness - The prior of Penmon, along with the prior of Beddgelert and the abbots of Bardsey and Aberconwy, witnessed Llywelyn’s charter pledging his protection to Maredudd ap Rhys, in return for the latter’s homage. [1 sources]
1282: Destruction - The priory suffered during the Edwardian wars and was burned; the community received £46 compensation. [1 sources]
1381: Clerical poll tax - Payments required from the community. [1 sources][1 archives]
c.1400: Government of house - There was a change in the government of the priory which was now presided over by English priors who had burgesses in Beaumaris town. [1 sources]
1504: Visitation - The visitation records of William Warham, archbishop of Canterbury, record the incontinence of Prior John Ingram of Penmon and two of the canons. [2 sources][1 archives]
1509: Fine - The prior of Penmon was fined 10s for failing to attend the Augustinian General Chapter at Leicester. [1 sources]
c.1535: Wealth - The Valor Ecclesiasticus estimated the priory's income at just over £40, making it one of the poorest religious houses in Wales. [2 sources][1 archives]
1536 : Request - Sir Richard Bulkeley wrote to Thomas Cromwell on Prior John of Penmon's behalf. [2 sources]
c.1537: Dissolution - The house was dissolved under the Act of 1536, but no date is given. [2 sources]
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