Event detail for site: Malpas
c. 1110: Foundation
Founded c. 1110 and pre 1122.
Coplestone-Crow ('The foundation of the priories of Bassaleg and Malpas in the twelfth century') argues that Robert de Hay granted the church of Malpas to Montacute Priory, perhaps in conjunction with the king's physician, Ranulf, who himself became a monk of the house. No foundation charter survives to confirm or dispel this hypothesis but the fact that Malpas lay in the lands of Gwynllŵg, which were under Hay rather than Winebald, causes Coplestone-Crow to reject Winebald's involvement. Winebald did however give the church of Karion and land in Cairlion to the monks of Montacute, but according to Coplestone-Crow this was likely the church of St Aaron near Caerleon and its lands which Malpas owned in the fourteenth century.
People associated with this event
Robert of Hay , lord of Gwynllŵg (founder)
The Heads of Religious Houses in England and Wales, II, 1216-1377, ed. D. M. Smith and V. London (CUP: Cambridge, 2001) p. 235
The Heads of Religious Houses in England and Wales, III, 1377-1540, ed. David M. Smith (CUP: Cambridge, 2008) p. 243
Coplestone-Crow, B., 'The foundation of the priories of Bassaleg and Malpas in the twelfth century', Monmouthshire Antiquary, 14 (1998) pp. 8-10
Other events in the history of this site
c.1110: Foundation - Founded c. 1110 and pre 1122.
While Winebald de Baeluns has traditionally been considered the founder of Malpas, it is now thought that Robert de Hay was responsible for the establishment of a priory here. [3 sources]
c.1291: Wealth - According to the Taxatio of 1291 the priory had only fifty-five acres, twenty of which were arable; its spiritualities were valued at a mere Â£1 and its temporalities at Â£4 19s 8d. [2 sources]
c.1300: Patronage - Malpas was under the patronage of the de Clares / earls of Gloucester. [1 sources]
1314: Problems - The prior of Montacute admitted that problems had arisen at Malpas as a consequence of poor administration by the prior of Malpas. [2 sources]
1407: Status - Malpas became a denizen cell. [1 sources]
c.1535: Wealth - According to the Valor Ecclesiasticus Malpas had an income of just Â£14. [4 sources][1 archives]
1539 : Dissolution - Malpas was surrendered on 20 March 1539, at the same time as Montecute. [2 sources]
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