Monastic Wales.

Event detail for site: Valle Crucis

c. 1300: Patronage

At this time the house was under the patronage of Richard, earl of Arundel.

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Stöber, Karen, Late Medieval Monasteries and their Patrons: England and Wales, c.1300-1540, Studies in the History of Medieval Religion, 29 (Woodbridge, 2007) appendix 1

Other events in the history of this site

1201Foundation -  [4 sources]
1225Dispute - The community engaged in a dispute with its neighbouring Cistercians at Strata Marcella. [1 sources]
1227Dispute - The community engaged in a dispute with its neighbouring Cistercians at Cwmhir. [1 sources]
1234Official reprimand - The General Chapter reprimanded the community for allowing women to enter the abbey precincts. [2 sources]
c.1236Destruction - The abbey was destroyed by fire. [1 sources]
1236Burial - The abbey's founder, Madog ap Gruffydd Maelor, was buried in the church. [2 sources]
1236Confirmation - Madog's son, Gruffudd Maelor, confirmed all the gifts and liberties his father had granted to the abbey. [2 sources]
1269Burial - Gruffudd Maelor, the son of the founder, was buried at the house. [1 sources]
1274Allegiance - The abbot was one of those who wrote to the pope in support of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd. [2 sources]
1276-1277 Destruction - The abbey suffered devastation during Edward I's Welsh wars. [1 sources]
1282, 11 December Loan - Llywellyn ap Gruffydd (the last) loaned the community £40 to 'expedite and sustain Abbot Madog' on abbey business. [2 sources]
1282-1283Destruction - The abbey again suffered devastation during Edward I's Welsh wars. [2 sources]
1282-1332Literary production - The Brut y Tywysogyon [Chronicle of the Princes] was compiled at Valle Crucis. [3 sources][1 archives]
1284Compensation - Edward I granted the community £160 by way of compensation for losses incurred during the warfare.  [2 sources]
c.1291Wealth - According to the Taxatio Ecclesiastica the community's lands and granges were valued at just £14 14s 89. [4 sources]
1295Royal visit - Edward I visited the abbey in July and made an offering at the High Altar. [2 sources]
c.1300Patronage - At this time the house was under the patronage of Richard, earl of Arundel. [1 sources]
1306Burial - Madog ap Gruffudd, the great-grandson of the founder, was buried before the High Altar. [2 sources]
1309Attendance of General Chapter - The abbot of Valle Crucis was present at the General Chapter. [3 sources]
1330-1344Building work - The gable top at the west front of the church records that this building was undertaken by Abbot Adam (1330-1344). [1 sources]
1409-post 1419Custody - Valle Crucis was at this time held in commendam by Robert of Lancaster, who from 1410 was bishop of St Asaph. [3 sources]
1450-c. 1527Revival - Abbots Siôn ap Rhisiart (c. 1455-61), Dafydd ab Ieuan (c. 1480-1503) and Siôn Llywd (c. 1503-1527) raised the monastery's profile. [1 sources]
pre 1493Corrodian - The Welsh bard, Guto'r Glyn, was at this time a corrodian of the abbey. [2 sources]
1528Numbers - At this time there were seven monks under Abbot Robert Salusbury, who was deposed in 1534. [2 sources]
1534Visitation - In February a visitation of Valle Crucis was conducted by Abbot Leyshon Thomas of Neath who accused Abbot Robert Salusbury / Salisbury (1528-35) of various crimes and excesses.  [5 sources]
1535Abbatial arrest - Abbot Robert Salisbury of Valle Crucis was arrested for his part in a highway robbery. [6 sources]
c.1535Wealth - According to the Valor Ecclesiasticus the abbey had a net annual income of £188 8s 0d. [4 sources]
1535Community life - There were at this time six monks living at the house. The two royal commissioners remarked on the general state of degeneration - and debt. [1 sources]
c.1537Dissolution - The abbey was dissolved at some time between November 1536 and January 1537. At this time the abbey was under the patronage of Henry Fitzroy, duke of Richmond and Somerset.
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