Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 9, the Welsh Cathedrals (Bangor, Llandaff, St Asaph, St Davids). Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 2003.
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Archdcn., addressed in mandate of Gilbert earl of Pembroke 1138 x 48, concerning church of Daugleddyf (Penfro), in this archdcnry. (Cart. of Worcester Cath. Priory, ed. R. R. Darlington (Pipe Roll Soc., n.s., xxxviii, 1968) no. 253). If genuine document, R. is not likely to be identified with Rhydderch archdcn. of Carmarthen (below, list 41), and therefore presum. archdcn. of St Davids. But authenticity of document not beyond question, cf. St Davids Acta no. 2 and note).]
Pontius (fn. 1)
First occ. as archdcn. 1175/6 (St Davids Acta no. 32) and 1174 x 8 May 1176 (ibid. nos. 33, 69 (at p. 92, ch. of chapter)). Also occ. 7 Nov. 1176 x 16 July 1198 (ibid. no. 47). An opponent of Gerald of Wales 1199-1201 (Letters of Innocent III no. 341, of 23 July 1201), but subsequently supported Gerald and occ. among cans. whose lay tenements were confiscated on justiciar's orders 1202 (Gir. Cambr. III 214). Last occ. 7 Dec. 1203 x 1214 (St Davids Acta no. 69, at p. 93). For the identification of his archdcnry. see Gir. Cambr. III 325, and cf. ibid. p. 319. Father of Martin son of Pontius (below, list 46) and of Pontius son of Pontius (St Davids Acta no. 69, at p. 93).
Prob. can. of St Davids when he occ. twice together with archdcn. Martin 21 June 1215 x 1222 (Episcopal Acts I 351-2 (D451-2)). Occ. as can. 27 Oct. x Dec. 1219 (St Davids Acta no. 77). First occ. as archdcn. of St Davids 27 Oct. 1219 x 27 Jan. 1229, prob. before 1223 (ibid. no. 78; cf. ibid. no. 75). Occ. several times. Last occ. 9 Feb. x 5 Oct. 1231 (ibid. no. 92). D., and had been succeeded in this archdcnry., by 5 Oct. 1231 (ibid. nos. 93-4).
M. Jordan of the Three Mountains (fn. 2)
Richard de Knovill (fn. 3)
First occ. as archdcn. of St Davids 26 July 1248 x 11 July 1255 (St Davids Acta no. 124). Presum. the unnamed archdcn. of St Davids who occ. at synod 10 Oct. 1253 (ibid. no. 122). Last occ. by proxy at synod 12 Nov. 1259 (ibid. no. 131).
M. Peter de Quivel (fn. 4)
First occ. as archdcn. of St Davids 20 Dec. 1276, when he was coll. to a canonry of Exeter (Reg. Bronescombe II no. 1211). Archdcn. until became bp. of Exeter, royal assent 7 Oct. 1280 (CPR 1272-81 p. 398), temps. 11 Oct. (ibid. p. 399), cons. 10 Nov. (Ann. Oseney p. 284).
Can. of St Davids, occ. 18 Nov. 1287 (St Davids statutes, BL Harley MS 6280 fo. 54r). First occ. as archdcn. of St Davids, one of three scrutineers in disputed episcopal el. of 1293 (CPL I 564). Occ. as J. archdcn. of St Davids 20 Jan. 1307 (Rotuli Parliamentorum (1783) I 190a; cf. 2 Fasti XI 59).