Canons of Llandaff
whose prebendaries cannot be identified

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'Canons of Llandaff: whose prebendaries cannot be identified', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: volume 9: The Welsh cathedrals (Bangor, Llandaff, St Asaph, St Davids) (2003), pp. 25-31. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33765 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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LIST 19 CANONS OF LLANDAFF WHOSE PREBENDS CANNOT BE IDENTIFIED

? A-

Not called can. of Llandaff. Occ. as clerk of Llandaff church in bp.'s company at his d. in Rome, on or shortly before 9 Oct. [1134] (Cartae I 90-1).

Abraham Gobion

Perhaps occ. as Abraham, bp.'s chapl., 1146/7 (Llandaff Acta no. 2). Occ. as Abraham Gobion, not called can., c. 1170 x 1176 (Cartae I 127-8, 128- 9), (fn. 58) and certainly can. of Llandaff when occ. 1170s (ibid. pp. 140-1). (fn. 59) Also occ. presum. still can. [1190, before 29 Sept.] (Llandaff Acta no. 38). Presum. a member of same family as Maurice Gobion, successively treas. and prec. of Llandaff (above, lists 13, 11), and M. Nicholas Gobion, can. of Llandaff (below).

Adam

Occ. as can. of Llandaff once only, 1148 x 79 (Llandaff Acta no. 10).

Aubrey of Fécamp

Subtreas. of kg.'s wardrobe, gr. of preb. of Llandaff, s.v., 1240 x 44 (CPR 1281- 92 p. 393). Safe-conduct to drive 200 sheep from bpric. of Llandaff to Northants, 28 Apr. 1252 (ibid. 1247-58 p. 136). Occ. 1254, his preb. worth £4 (Val. Norw. p. 319). Controller of wardrobe Jan. 1255 - Sept. 1257 (Tout, Chapters I 261, VI 28). Perhaps successor of Robert la Warre in his preb. (Val. Norw. p. 319, where Aubrey's name is written over Robert's deleted name).

? Caradog

Not called can. Occ. as pr. and brother of bp. Urban, in bp. Urban's company at his d. in Rome, on or shortly before 9 Oct. [1134] (Cartae I 90-1; cf. Llandaff Acta p. xii n. 3; above, list 9). Prob. to be identified with Caradog of Llancarfan, hagiographer (for whom see Sharpe, Handlist no. 179), who was mentioned by Geoffrey of Monmouth (Historia Regum Britanniae c. 208).

David le Grant (Legranbrit)

Occ. as can. of Llandaff in opposition to el. as bp. of M. Philip de Stanton 1287 (CPL I 519; above, list 9). Not called can. 2 Feb. 1292, when occ. as subdcn., rector of St George's-super-Ely (CPL I 548). D. before Jan. 1305 (LL p. 295).

? Esni

Perhaps brother of bp. Urban, occ. as dean of Llandaff church, i.e. rural dean, 2 June 1120 (LL p. 85; above, list 9).

? Geoffrey

Not called can. of Llandaff. Occ. as pr. and nephew of bp. Urban 1146/7 (Llandaff Acta no. 2; above, list 9).

M. Geoffrey de Burgo (fn. 60)

First occ. as can. of Llandaff 1254, his preb. worth 100s. (Val. Norw. p. 318). Also occ. as can. 8 July 1256 (CPR 1247-58 p. 486). Occ. as can. and papal judge-delegate 5 Feb. 1262 (Cartae II 666-8). Last occ. 1 Aug. 1265 (ibid. p. 682).

Geoffrey of Coberley (fn. 61)

Occ. as can. of Llandaff once only, 14 May 1270 (Reg. Giffard (Worc.) II 40).

Herewald

Occ. as can. of Llandaff once only, 1148 x 83, possibly 1148 x 79 (Llandaff Acta no. 24).

M. Hugh de Bella Aqua (fn. 62)

Occ. as can. of Llandaff once only, 1254, his preb. worth 40s. (Val. Norw. p. 318). Cf. M. Peter de Marchele (prob. de Bella Aqua), can. of Llandaff (below).

Ifor I

Occ. as can. of Llandaff temp. bp. Uhtred 1140 x 48 (Cartae VI 2268-9).

Ifor II

Occ. as Ifor pr., son of Wrgan (and thus grandson of bp. Urban), 1193 x 1218 (Cartae I 159; above, list 9). Perhaps to be identified with 'Ivorus', can. of Llandaff, who falsely claimed to be a can. of St Davids at Rome winter 1202-3 (Gir. Cambr. III 240, 248; see below, list 46, Ifor). Occ. as can. of Llandaff 3 July 1219 (Pat. Rolls 1216-25 p. 195); 27 Oct. 1219 x 28 Jan. 1230 (Cartae II 513; cf. ibid. p. 255); and 23 Feb. 1230 (Pat. Rolls 1225-32 pp. 326-7). Last occ. as can. temp. bp. Elias (1 Dec. 1230-13 May 1240) (Cartae II 496-7).

? Isaac

Not called can. of Llandaff. Occ. as bp.'s chapl. 1126/7 (Chs. of Earldom of Gloucester no. 109), and as clerk in bp.'s company at his d. in Rome, on or shortly before 9 Oct. [1134] (Cartae I 90-1). Cf. Isaac chapl. mentioned in Life of St Dubricius (LL p. 85) and Isaac pr. who occ. 1148 x 66 (Llandaff Acta no. 8). Not likely to be the same as Isaac dean of Penychen who occ. in 1170s (ibid. no. 17; Cartae I 128-9, 141), as suggested by J. R. Davies ('The book of Llandaf in its early twelfth-century Cambro-Norman context' (unpublished PhD dissertation, University of Cambridge, 1997) p. 60).

M. John

Not called can. when occ. 1146/7 (Llandaff Acta no. 2). Occ. as can. of Llandaff once only, 1148 x 66 (ibid. no. 8). Cf. J- who occ. as clerk in bp.'s company at his d. in Rome, on or shortly before 9 Oct. [1134] (Cartae I 90-1).

? M. John Gurda

Perhaps can. of Llandaff although not called can. when occ. as M. John Word' temp. bp. Elias (1 Dec. 1230-13 May 1240) (Cartae II 496-7) and as M. John Gurda temp. Maurice archdcn., Maurice treas. (ibid. VI 2302). Not to be identified with M. John Gurda, preb. of St Dubritius in 1291 (above, list 17).

John ap Keinor (Canor')

Prob. can. of Llandaff when occ. 1148 x 79 (Llandaff Acta no. 10) and c. 1170 x 1176 (Cartae I 127-8, 128-9). (fn. 63)

John of Radnor

Occ. as can. of Llandaff once only, as one of electors of M. Philip de Stanton as bp. 1287 (CPL I 519; above, list 9). Perhaps a kinsman of M. William of Radnor, bp. of Llandaff (1257-66) (list 9), M. Simon of Radnor, archdcn. of Llandaff (1270s) (above, list 10) and M. William of Radnor (the younger), can. of Llandaff (below).

Mathias

Occ. as can. of Llandaff once only, 1254, his preb. worth 70s. (Val. Norw. p. 319). Not likely to be identified with Mathias clerk who occ. 1200 x 18 (Llandaff Acta no. 54). Cf. M. Mathias of Brecon, can. of St Davids, who occ. in 1220s (below, list 46).

? Maurice of Christchurch

Perhaps can. of Llandaff when occ. June 1234 (Cartae II 490-1).

? Merchfyw

Occ. as member of bp. Herewald's familia c. 1060 x 1070 (LL pp. 200, 217, 268, 270, 271, 273; see Davies, Llandaff Chs. p. 129).

? Morfach

Occ. as member of bp. Herewald's familia c. 1060 x 1070 (LL pp. 268, 270, 271, 273; see Davies, Llandaff Chs. p. 129).

M. Nicholas Gobion

First occ., not called can., [1190, before 29 Sept.] (Llandaff Acta no. 38) and 1199/1200 (ibid. no. 44; cf. Cartae I 179, II 398, VI 2288-9, all without title temp. bp. Henry). Occ. as can. of Llandaff three times: 1217 x 18 (Cartae II 433); Nov. 1217 x 1218 (ibid. IV 1223); (fn. 64) 27 Oct. 1219 x 28 Jan. 1230 (ibid. II 513). Presum. a kinsman of Maurice Gobion, successively treas. and prec. of Llandaff (above, lists 13, 11), and Abraham Gobion, can. of Llandaff (above).

Nicholas of Ledbury

Occ. as can. of Llandaff once only, 10 July 1244 (CPR 1232-47 p. 431).

Nicholas of St Ouen

Occ. as can. of Llandaff once only, 3 July 1219 (Pat. Rolls 1216-25 p. 195).

M. Peter de Marchele (fn. 65)

Occ. as can. of Llandaff twice: 13 June 1253 (CPR 1247-58 p. 197) and 8 July 1256 (ibid. p. 486, 'Markeseia' for 'Markeleia'). Presum. to be identified with M. Peter de Bella Aqua who occ. as can. 1254, his preb. worth 3s. 4d. (Val. Norw. p. 318; cf. LL p. 285, as M. Peter). Cf. M. Hugh de Bella Aqua, presum. a Savoyard from Aiguebelle (above).

Philip de Kensinton

Occ. as can. of Llandaff twice: 13 June 1253 (CPR 1247-58 p. 197) and 1254, his preb. worth 100s. (Val. Norw. pp. 318-19; cf. LL p. 285, giving 'Beensingt").

Ralph

Occ. as can. of Llandaff, bp.'s company at his d. in Rome, on or shortly before 9 Oct. [1134] (Cartae I 90-1). Perhaps to be identified with Ralph, archdcn. of Llandaff from before 1159, who had prob. been succeeded before 1179 (above, list 10), and/or with Ralph of Llancarfan, who occ. without title 1148 x 66 (Llandaff Acta no. 8; cf. above, list 10).

M. Ralph Mailoc (Maelog)

Not called can. when occ. 1193 x 1218 (Llandaff Acta no. 49). First occ. as can. of Llandaff c. 1217, before 14 Oct. 1217 (Cartae II 442). (fn. 66) Occ. several times. Clerk of earl of Gloucester from 1214 x 16 to d. (Earldom of Gloucester Chs. pp. 11-12, nos. 4, 93, 140, 148). D. June 1231, presum. still can. (Ann. Tewkes. pp. 79-80).

M. Ralph de Neketon

Kg.'s clerk by 9 July 1238 (CPR 1232-47 p. 225), in kg.'s service in Gascony 1253-4 (ibid. 1247-58 pp. 231, 329, 346, 380). Occ. as can. of Llandaff once only, 1254, his preb. worth 24s. (Val. Now. p. 319, 'Mag. R. de Neketon"; cf. LL p. 285, 'Mag. Rad. de Nectone'). Still alive 8 Feb. 1257 (CPR 1247-58 p. 540).

M. Ralph of Newcastle

Occ. not called can. c. 4 Apr. 1234 (Llandaff Acta no. 77). First occ. as can. of Llandaff 11 x 17 June 1234 (Cartae II 490-1). Appd. archdcn. of Llandaff by Richard de Clare, earl of Gloucester, s.v., and occ. 13 March 1243, but forced to res. (above, list 10). Occ. as can. of Llandaff 1254, his preb. worth 4s. (Val. Norw. p. 318; cf. LL p. 284).

Ralph de Pilia (fn. 67)

Occ. as can. of Llandaff once only, as one of electors of M. Philip de Stanton as bp. 1287 (CPL I 519; above, list 9).

? Rhiwallon

Not called can. of Llandaff. Occ. as clerk in bp.'s company at his d. in Rome, on or shortly before 9 Oct. [1134] (Cartae I 90-1).

Richard

Occ. as can., presum. of Llandaff, 1186 x 91 (Cartae I 177-8). Presum. to be identified with Richard, bp.'s chapl., who occ. [1190, before 29 Sept.] (Llandaff Acta no. 38).

? M. Richard of Caerleon

Not called can. when occ. c. 4 Apr. 1234 (Llandaff Acta no. 77). Perhaps can. of Llandaff when occ. 11 x 17 June 1234 (Cartae II 490-1).

? Robert la Warre

Perhaps predecessor of Aubrey of Fécamp, before 1244 (see above).

? M. Roger de Culne

Not called can. of Llandaff. Occ. 1193 x 1218 (Llandaff Acta no. 52) and 1200 x 18 (ibid. nos. 54-5).

M. Simon of Radnor

Occ. as can. of Llandaff 29 Sept. 1260 (Gloucester Dean and Chapter Bound Deeds vol. 9 fo. 5, cited in Llandaff Acta p. xxiii). Archdcn. of Llandaff in 1270s, had been succeeded by 10 July 1287 (above, list 10).

? Tudnerth

Occ. as member of bp. Herewald's familia c. 1060 x 1070 (LL pp. 268, 270, 271; see Davies, Llandaff Chs. p. 129).

Urban

Occ. as pr. 1146/7 (Llandaff Acta no. 2). Occ. as can. of Llandaff twice: 1140 x 48 (Cartae VI 2268-9) and c. 1170 x 1176 (ibid. I 128-9). (fn. 68)

Walter

Occ. as can. of Llandaff once only, 1195 x 1218 (Llandaff Acta no. 41). Perhaps to be identified with M. Walter, bp.'s chapl., who occ. 1193 x 1218 (ibid. no. 49), but M. Walter and Walter the chapl. occ. together, neither called can., 1200 x 18 (ibid. nos. 53-4). Cf. M. Walter of Abergavenny, who occ. without title 1193 x 1218 (ibid. no. 52; Cartae II 398, VI 2289), and was commem. at Durham (Liber Vitae Ecclesiae Dunelmensis, [ed. J. Stevenson] (Surtees Soc. xiii, 1841) p. 95 (facsimile edn., Surtees Soc. cxxxvi, 1923) fo. 61r).

William

Occ. as can. of Llandaff once only, 1148 x 83 (Llandaff Acta no. 24): if to be identified with William archdcn. of Llandaff, this occ. would belong to 1148 x 79 (above, list 10).

M. William de Briouze

Occ. as can. of Llandaff 1257 x 66 (CCR 1288-96 p. 226). Can. when el. bp. of Llandaff c. 7 March 1266 (CPR 1258-66 p. 581); temps. 14 Apr.; cons. 23 May; d. 18 or 19 March 1287 (above, list 9).

M. William de Burgh

Royal gr. of unnamed preb., s.v., 1240 x 44 (CPR 1281-92 p. 393). Also preb. of Bridgnorth and Ossory (ibid. 1232-47 pp. 211, 421). Bp. of Llandaff, el. 10 x 17 July; cons. prob. 26 Feb. 1245; d. 11 June 1253 (above, list 9).

? William of Llancarfan

Not called can. of Llandaff. Occ. as bp.'s clerk 1148 x 66 (Llandaff Acta no. 8).

M. William de Ludeford

Occ. as can. of Llandaff, one of electors of M. Philip de Stanton as bp. 1287 (CPL I 519; above, list 9). Occ. 1291, his preb. worth 11s. 8d. (Taxatio p. 280b; Denton and Taylor p. 151).

M. William of Radnor (the younger)

Occ. as can. of Llandaff four times: 1271/2 (R. Rawlinson, History and Antiquities of ... Hereford (1717) app. p. 36 (from cart. Hereford, Bodl. MS James 23)) and prob. 1270s (ibid. app. pp. 77, 79, 82 (also from cart.)). Commem. as benefactor at Hereford, together with his brother M. Simon, 1 Sept. (1 Fasti VIII 139 and n. 316; above, list 10). Not to be confused, as in Llandaff Acta, with M. William of Radnor, treas. of Llandaff (above, list 13), who became bp. of Llandaff, el. 28 July 1256; temps. 14 Sept.; cons. 7 Jan. 1257; d. 9 Jan. 1266 (above, list 9).

William Travers

Bp.'s clerk, occ. after 1148 (Llandaff Acta no. 8). Occ. as can. of Llandaff 1170s (Cartae I 140-1), (fn. 69) and perhaps can. c. 1170 x 1176 (ibid. pp. 128-9). (fn. 70)

Footnotes

58 See Patterson, Scriptorium of Margam p. 106 (app. III nos. 9, 10); and cf. Earldom of Gloucester Chs. no. 75.
59 Temp. William archdcn. of Llandaff (list 10).
60 Also 'Novo burgo' = Newport, Gwent.
61 Glos.; cf. Reg. Giffard (Worc.) II 40.
62 Presum. a Savoyard from Aiguebelle (Savoie, France), where the Savoyard Peter of Aigueblanche, bp. of Hereford (1240-68), founded a secular college (see 1 Fasti VIII 6).
63 See Patterson, Scriptorium of Margam p. 106 (app. III nos. 9, 10); and cf. Earldom of Gloucester Chs. no. 75.
64 See Patterson, Scriptorium of Margam p. 121 (app. III nos. 244-5).
65 ? Much Marcle, Herefs.
66 See Patterson, Scriptorium of Margam p. 112 (app. III no. 116); and cf. Earldom of Gloucester Chs. no. 144.
67 Perhaps Pyle, Mid Glam.
68 See Patterson, Scriptorium of Margam p. 106 (app. III no. 9); and cf. Earldom of Gloucester Chs. no. 75.
69 Temp. William archdcn. of Llandaff (above, list 10).
70 See Patterson, Scriptorium of Margam p. 106 (app. III no. 9); and cf. Earldom of Gloucester Chs. no. 75.