Event detail for site: Carmarthen
1208: Attempted takeover
William de Londres and the canons of Llanthony Secunda (Glos) seemingly sought to take over Carmarthen Priory although they were later removed.
The Close Rolls of 1208 record a mandate from King John to William de Londres to render the priory of Carmarthen to the prior of Llanthony,Gloucester. However, in a later mandate John instructed the bishop of St David's to remove the canons of Llanthony from Carmarthen and to maintain Cadifor, the Welsh prior, in his possession. Cadifor evidently paid the king ten marks for this privilege.
Rotuli Litterarum Clausarum, ed. Thomas Duffy Hardy (London, 1833-44) vol. 1, p. 102
Thomas Duffy Hardy, Rotuli de Oblatis et Finibus in Turri Londinensi Asservati, Tempore Regis Johannis (London, 1835) p. 434
Other events in the history of this site
pre 1127: Foundation - The site had a long history of religious occupation. [1 sources]
1208: Attempted takeover - William de Londres and the canons of Llanthony Secunda (Glos) seemingly sought to take over Carmarthen Priory although they were later removed. [2 sources]
c.1250: Source compiled - The Black Book of Carmarthen was likely written or copied at the priory. [1 sources][1 archives]
c.1291: Wealth - The Taxatio Ecclesiastica assessed the priory's net income at £13 6s 2d. [1 sources]
1377: Clerical poll tax - The prior and five canons [JOHN VEEL, WILLIAM FRANC', GUY WILD, WALTER TAYM (CAYM), JOHN ROBBERT] were each to pay a tax of 12d. [1 sources][1 archives]
1379: Clerical poll tax - Monies required from the community. [1 sources][1 archives]
1403: Destruction - The house was looted and despoiled during the Owain Glyn Dŵr rebellion. [1 sources]
1421 (April): Royal custody - Henry V placed the priory in the hands of adminstrators. [1 sources]
1424: Protection - Protection was granted to the priory which had suffered from the mismanagement of its prior. [1 sources]
1534 (July): Act of Supremacy - Prior Griffin William(s) acknowledged the Act of Supremacy. [3 sources]
c.1535: Wealth - The Valor Ecclesiasticus estimated the priory's net income as £91 6s 3d. [2 sources]
1536: Numbers - At this time there were twelve canons. [1 sources]
1537: Dissolution - The priory was suppressed on the 17 February 1537, under the 1536 Act of Suppression. [2 sources]
© All material on this website is copyright Monastic Wales unless otherwise noted.