Abbesses of Llanllŷr
A list of the known abbesses of Llanllŷr.
'E': occurs as abbess in 1284.
Anne (Annes): 15th century (unknown date).
Abbess Anne of Llanllŷr is described in the poetical works of Huw Cae Llwyd (fl. 1431-1504); he mentions her wish for an ape.
Margaret: occurs as abbess in June 1488.
Elizabeth Banham (Baynham): ?-1537.
She occurs as abbess in June 1532.
Sites associated with this person
Llanllŷr Abbey, Ceredigion
The Heads of Religious Houses in England and Wales, II, 1216-1377, ed. D. M. Smith and V. London (CUP: Cambridge, 2001) p. 582
The Heads of Religious Houses in England and Wales, III, 1377-1540, ed. David M. Smith (CUP: Cambridge, 2008) p. 665
Cartwright, Jane, 'Abbess Annes and the ape', in Monastic Wales: New Approaches ed. Janet Burton and Karen Stöber (University of Wales: Cardiff, 2013), pp. 191-207
Harris, L., Gwaith Huw Cae Llwyd (Caerdydd, 1953) p. 70
Williams, David H., 'Cistercian Nunneries in Medieval Wales', CÃ®teaux: commentarii cistercienses, 26 (1975) p. 165
The National Archives, 'Decree and Order Books of the Court of Augmentations and the Augmentation Office', (Document), (View website)