PREBENDARIES OF LLANDAFF
Prebends are listed in two 13th-cent. taxation lists: that of 1254 gives the four
dignities and names nine prebendaries, but not their prebends; (fn. 52) that of 1291, in a
text recently published, (fn. 53) lists the four dignities, five named prebendaries and the
titles of their prebends, one prebendary without the title of his prebend, and
probably one prebend without the name of the holder. The Book of Llandaff contains
a 14th-cent. history of the bps., in French, which states that bp. Henry instituted
fourteen prebends: this, as Professor Crouch has pointed out, was the number of
prebends that existed when the history was composed. (fn. 54) On this subject, see D.
Crouch, in Llandaff Acta pp. xxxi-xxxii.
The named prebends whose holders are listed below (lists 14-18) are those for
which there is conclusive identification in the documents before 1300. (fn. 55) Those
canons whose prebends cannot be identified are listed separately (list 19).
Val. Norw. pp. 318-19. The list is copied in LL pp. 284-5.
||Denton and Taylor pp. 150-1, from BL Cotton MS Vitell. C. x fos. 115r-18r, supersedes the text
in Taxatio p. 280, which does not name the prebends.
LL p. 315.
||Later prebs. which cannot be shown conclusively to have been endowed before 1300 are: Caerau,
a pr.-preb. (LL p. 326; cf. Taxatio p. 279a n. n; Denton and Taylor p. 149; LL p. 329); St Nicholas, a
subdcn.-preb. (LL p. 326; cf. ibid. p. 330).