Event detail for site: Ruthin
1478: Papal petition
A monk of the Cistercian abbey of Dundrennan, Scotland, sought papal permission to transfer to Ruthin.
The monk was Thomas Pyle, who explained that he was already living at Ruthin and had come to the monastery at Edmund Grey's behest. Edmund, lord of Ruthin and patron of the house, had seemingly asked Thomas to reconvene the communtity of Bonhommes canons there.
People associated with this event
Edmund Grey , first earl of Kent (1416-90) and lord of Ruthin (patron)
Medieval Religious Houses, England and Wales, ed. R. Neville Hadcock and David Knowles (Harlow, 1971) pp. 203-204
Other events in the history of this site
1310: Foundation - 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.1375: Building work - A south aisle was added in the latter half of the fourteenth century.
1478: Papal petition - A monk of the Cistercian abbey of Dundrennan, Scotland, sought papal permission to transfer to Ruthin. [1 sources]
c.1479: Dispersal - It seems that by 1478 Ruthin had failed and the community had dispersed. [3 sources]
1485x1508: Construction 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]
1535: Dissolution - Ruthin was dissolved in 1535 with the lesser religious houses. [2 sources]
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