Monastic Wales.

Event detail for site: Ruthin

c. 1479: Dispersal

It seems that by 1478 Ruthin had failed and the community had dispersed.

The following year Edmund, lord of Ruthin, tried to revive the community. He wrote to the pope in 1479 requesting permission to make the canons return to the house; in this letter Edmund explained that he had converted Ruthin from a house for secular priests into a priory for canons following the Rule of St Augustine. Bishop Thomas Myllyng of Hereford's register mentions that Ruthin was a house of Bonhommes canons in 1478.
Ruthin seemingly continued until the Suppression, accommodating a community of perhaps seven canons.

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Registrum Thome Myllyng, episcopi Herefordensis, 1474-1492, Canterbury and York Society, ed. Arthur Thomas Bannister (London, 1920) p. 160

Medieval Religious Houses, England and Wales, ed. R. Neville Hadcock and David Knowles (Harlow, 1971) pp. 203-204

Stöber, Karen, Late Medieval Monasteries and their Patrons: England and Wales, c.1300-1540, Studies in the History of Medieval Religion, 29 (Woodbridge, 2007) pp. 50-51

Other events in the history of this site

1310Foundation - The foundation of the house is attributed to John de Grey (d. 1323), son of Reginald, the first lord Grey of Ruthin.  [1 sources]
c.1375Building work - A south aisle was added in the latter half of the fourteenth century.
 [1 sources]
1478Papal petition - A monk of the Cistercian abbey of Dundrennan, Scotland, sought papal permission to transfer to Ruthin. [1 sources]
c.1479Dispersal - It seems that by 1478 Ruthin had failed and the community had dispersed. [3 sources]
1485x1508Construction work - The construction of the roof of the north aisle is thought to have been undertaken at this time, on account of the heraldry here. [1 sources]
1535Dissolution - Ruthin was dissolved in 1535 with the lesser religious houses. [2 sources]