--select-- Abbesses of Llanllugan
Abbesses of Llanllŷr
Abbots of Bardsey
Abbots of Basingwerk
Abbots of Conwy
Abbots of Cwmhir
Abbots of Cymer
Abbots of Grace Dieu
Abbots of Llantarnam
Abbots of Margam
Abbots of Neath
Abbots of St Dogmaels
Abbots of Strata Florida
Abbots of Strata Marcella
Abbots of Talley
Abbots of Tintern
Abbots of Valle Crucis
Abbots of Whitland
Adam de la Rupe (Roche)
Adam of Orleton
Adam of Usk
Arnulf of Montgomery
Bernard of Neufmarché; Newmarket; Newmarch
Cadell ap Gruffudd
Cadwallon ap Madog
Dafydd ab Owain
Dafydd ap Gwilym
Dafydd ap Llywelyn
de Bohun (Bohun)
de Bohun, Henry
de Braose (Braose)
Edmund Tudor, earl of Richmond
Edmund, first earl of Lancaster (Edmund Crouchback)
Edward III, king of England and lord of Ireland, and duke of Aquitaine
Edward Stradling, sheriff of Glamorgan
Elizabeth de Burgh; Elizabeth de Clare
Geoffrey of Henlaw
Gerald of Wales; Giraldus Cambrensis
Geva de Burci
Gilbert de Clare, seventh earl of Gloucester and sixth earl of Hereford
Gilbert fitz Richard; Gilbert de Clare; Gilbert of Tonbridge; Gilbert fitz Richard
Gilbert, abbot of Margam (1203-1213)
Gruffudd ap Cynan
Gruffudd ap Llywelyn
Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn
Gutun Owain; Gruffudd ap Huw ab Owain
Hamelin de Barham; Hamelin de Ballon (Balun / Baeluns)
Henry de Beaumont (Newburgh)
Henry IV; Henry Bolingbroke
Henry of Lancaster [Henry of Grosmont], first duke of Lancaster
Henry VI, king of England
Hugh de Lacy
Hugh Despenser (the Younger)
Hugh, second earl of Stafford
Hywel ab Iorwerth
Hywel ap Gruffudd
Iorwerth (Gervase), abbot of Talley and bishop of St David's
Isabella, queen of England and countess of Gloucester
John of Hastings
John of Monmouth
John Pecham; Peckam; Peckham
Llywelyn ab Iorwerth; Llywelyn Fawr
Llywelyn ap Gruffudd
Llywelyn Bren; Llywelyn ap Gruffudd ap Rhys
Madog ap Gruffydd Maelor
Maredudd ap Cynan ab Owain Gwynedd
Maredudd ap Rhobert
Maurice de Londres
Morgan ab Owain
Morgan ap Caradog
Owain Brogyntyn (Oenus de Porchinton)
Owain Cyfeiliog; Owain ap Gruffudd
Owain Glyn Dŵr; Owen Glendower; Owain ap Gruffudd Fychan
Payn de Turbervill
Payne de Chaworth
Peter fitz Herbert
Prioresses of Llanllŷr
Prioresses of Usk
Priors of Pill
Priors of Abergavenny
Priors of Bassaleg
Priors of Beddgelert
Priors of Brecon
Priors of Caldey
Priors of Cardiff
Priors of Cardigan
Priors of Carmarthen (Augustinian)
Priors of Carmarthen (Benedictine)
Priors of Chepstow
Priors of Ewenny
Priors of Goldcliff
Priors of Haverfordwest
Priors of Kidwelly
Priors of Llanbadarn Fawr
Priors of Llandovery
Priors of Llangennith
Priors of Llangua
Priors of Llanthony Prima
Priors of Malpas
Priors of Monmouth
Priors of Pembroke
Priors of Penmon
Priors of Puffin Island
Priors of Ruthin
Priors of St Clears
Priors of St Tudwal's Island
Ranulf de Gernon; Ranulph de Gernon
Rhodri ab Owain Gwynedd
Rhys ap Gruffudd
Rhys ap Maredudd
Rhys ap Thomas
Richard de Clare
Richard de Clare; Richard fiz Gilbert
Richard de Granville (Grainville), baron
Richard fitz Alan; Richard (II)
Richard fitz Pons
Richard Neville, sixteenth earl of Warwick and sixth earl of Salisbury
Richard of York
Robert de Chandos
Robert fitz Hamo; Robert fitz Haimon
Robert fitz Martin
Robert fitz Richard (Robert of Haverford), lord of Haverfordwest
Robert fitz Stephen
Robert of Hay
Roger (II) de Mortimer
Roger Bigod IV
Roger fitz Miles
Roger le Poer
Walter de Clare; Walter Fitz Richard
Walter de Lacy
Walter of St Dogmaels
Wihenoc of Monmouth (de Monemue)
William (I) the Conqueror
William (second) earl of Gloucester
William ap Thomas
William de Braose (Briouze)
William fitz Osbern
William Marshal the Younger, fifth earl of Pembroke
William of Worcester; William of Worcestre; William Botoner
William of Wycombe (Wycumbe)
Winebald de Baeluns (Ballon; Balun)
Abbots of Grace Dieu
List of the known abbots of Grace Dieu.
John: occurs as abbot in March 1236 but was no longer officiating as abbot in the November.
Walter: occurs as abbot in July 1236.
Roger: occurs as abbot in August 1246.
William: occurs as abbot of Grace Dieu in 1267.
Warin: occurs as abbot in August and September 1281.
Robert de Wormbrigg: occurs as abbot in 1286.
'A.': occurs as abbot before 1304, although as Smith and London explain it is not clear if 'A.'relates to the abbot or if this is 'a year-book convention'.
Robert: occurs as abbot in 1350 and May 1351.
Roger of Chepstow: ?-1351, when he resigned in July.
Note that Harper-Bill, 'Cistercian visitation in the late Middle Ages: the case of Hailes', Bull. of the Institute of Historical Research 53 (1980), 103-114 (p. 106), names him as Hugh of Chepstow. Read more about his resignation and the provisions for his retirement
William: occurs as abbot in 1373.
John Wysbeche: occurs as abbot of Grace Dieu before 1387. John subsequently presided as abbot of Tintern, from 1387 until 1407.
John Everdon: occurs as abbot in 1400, 1401, 1402, 1403, and 1404.
(Richard Moyne?): may have presided as abbot c. 1427 but the document supposedly citing him is no longer known.
John: occurs as abbot in 1429.
Richard Clifford: occurs as abbot of Grace Dieu on 1 May 1447. He had previously presided as abbot of Dore in Herefordshire.
John Mitulton: ?-1484.
John occurs as abbot of the house in 1473 and on 31 August 1484 he is described as having lately resigned from office.
Richard Dorston: occurs as abbot of the house in May 1486 and March 1488. He had left office certainly by 1495 when he was presiding as abbot of Dore.
Stephen Green (Grene): occurs as abbot of Grace Dieu in March and December 1515 but had left office certainly by 1521 when he was abbot of Buildwas.
John Ryldos (Byldos): occurs as abbot in 1530.
John: occurs as abbot of the house in June 1530x35.
John Rothwell (Rowthwelle): he had left office by September 1535 when he was awarded a pension as former abbot of Grace Dieu.
William Ipsley: occurs as abbot in September 1533. William had been a monk of Flaxley Abbey, Gloucestershire, where he was ordained 1517x24.
Thomas Perptn (Perpym): had left office by December 1534 when he was granted a pension as the former abbot of the house.
John Griffith / Griffiths: the final abbot of Grace Dieu, he occurs as abbot on various occasions from August 1534 until the dissolution of the house in September 1536. John may have formerly presided as abbot of Margam
Sites associated with this person Grace Dieu Abbey, Monmouthshire Bibliographical sources Printed sources , ed. D. M. Smith and V. London (CUP: Cambridge, 2001) The Heads of Religious Houses in England and Wales, II, 1216-1377 pp. 283-4 , ed. David M. Smith (CUP: Cambridge, 2008) The Heads of Religious Houses in England and Wales, III, 1377-1540 pp. 297-8
Williams, David H., ' John Mitulton, Abbot of Grace Dieu', Monmouthshire Antiquary, 2: 4 (1968/9), p. 203