Monastic Wales.

Event detail for site: Pembroke

c. 1525: Numbers

At this time there were three monks.

The house's total income was estimated at £136 17s 11d.

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Heale, Martin, The Dependent Priories of Medieval English Monasteries, Studies in the History of Medieval Religion, 22 (Boydell and Brewer: Woodbridge, 2004) pp. 235-6

Other events in the history of this site

1098Foundation - Arnulf of Montgomery, earl of Pembroke, granted the chapel in his castle with land to the abbey of St Martin of Séez, to establish an alien priory.  [1 sources]
pre 1135Royal protection - Henry I (1100-35) issued the priory a writ of protection. [2 sources]
1171Theft - Both William Carquit, sheriff of Pembrokeshire, and the constable of Pembroke Castle, were excommunicated for removing eight yoke of oxen from Pembrokeshire Priory. [1 sources]
pre 1220Religious observance - Gerald of Wales (d. c. 1223) suggests that in the late twelfth / early thirteenth century religious observance at Pembroke was in need of reform.  [2 sources]
1284Visitation - Visitation of Archbishop Pecham. [2 sources]
1290Benefaction - On 11 May 1290, William de Valencia, father of Aymer, granted in mortmain land that had belonged to Maurice Ailward and a bovate of land late formerly held by Benedict, the chaplain, to John called 'Oysel', prior of Pembroke. [1 sources]
c.1291Wealth - According to the Taxatio Ecclesiastica Pembroke's income was estimated at £19 6s 3 1/2d.  [2 sources]
c.1299Benefaction - In 1299 Joan, countess of Pembroke (d. 1307), granted Pembroke a quitclaim of rent and other services for the good of the souls of herself, her husband, progenitors and successors. [2 sources]
c.1378Wealth (spiritualities) - At this time the priory relied heavily upon its spiritualities. [2 sources]
1381Clerical poll tax - Payments were required from each member of the community. [1 sources][1 archives]
1433Unconventual - In July 1433 it was said that the priory was not conventual and had not had any priors 'instituted or inducted'. [1 sources]
1441Dissolved - The priory was dissolved and the duke of Gloucester was given permission to assign the priory to St Albans (Hertfordshire).  [2 sources]
1443Custody - Custody of the house was granted to St Albans Abbey (Hertfordshire) by Humphrey, duke of Gloucester. [1 sources]
1453Custody - St Albans Abbey successfully opposed Earl Jasper of Pembroke who sought custody of the priory.  [1 sources]
1461Custody - St Albans was successful in securing the grant of Pembroke Priory. [1 sources]
c.1471Monastic life resumed - The first prior and monks from St Albans arrived at Pembroke which now functioned as a cell of the abbey.  [2 sources]
c.1520Allowances - St Albans was expected to provide for the monks of Pembroke who each received an allowance of 53s 4d.  [1 sources]
c.1525Numbers - At this time there were three monks. [1 sources]
1534Royal Supremacy - The last prior of Pembroke, John Warryn, acknowledged Royal Supremacy in 1534. [2 sources]
c.1535Wealth - According to the Valor Ecclesiasticus the priory had a net income of £57 9s 4d. [1 sources]
1539 (December)Dissolution - Pembroke was seemingly dissolved with its mother-house, St Albans. [1 sources]
c.1545Custody - The priory was granted to John Vaughan. [1 sources]