Canons holding bursarial prebends
or prebends that cannot be identified

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'Canons holding bursarial prebends: or prebends that cannot be identified', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: volume 9: The Welsh cathedrals (Bangor, Llandaff, St Asaph, St Davids) (2003), pp. 42-44. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33780 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Canons holding bursarial prebends

? M. Adam ap David

Does not occ. as can. of St Asaph. Occ. as bp.'s vice-gerent 18 x 24 Oct. 1217 (Cart. Shrewsbury II 332, no. 122b). Perhaps to be identified with M. Adam, clerk and envoy of Prince Llywelyn, who occ. together with M. David archdcn. of St Asaph (perhaps his father), 27 May 1231 (Pat. Rolls 1225-32 p. 436; above, list 25). Not likely to be identified with M. Adam who occ. as bp.'s official ? c. 1250 (Cart. Haughmond no. 670).

? Alexander

Occ. as can., without location, as witness to a ch. of bp. Reiner, 1186 x 1204 (Cart. Haughmond no. 1111). If can. of St Asaph, he would be the earliest known.

M. Anian of Montgomery (fn. 82)

First occ. as M. Anian can. of St Asaph 8 May 1282 (Reg. of John Pecham, Abp. of Canterbury, ed. F. N. Davis, D. L. Douie et al. (2 vols., CYS lxiv-lxv, 1968-9) I 172). Occ. frequently. Appd. official of Llandaff, s.v., 7 June 1288 (ibid. II 6). His [? bursarial] preb. worth £1 in 1291 (Taxatio p. 288b). Called M. Anian of Montgomery when appd. official of St Asaph, s.v., 13 March 1293 (Churchill, Cant. Admin. II 265). Occ. at el. of bp. Llywelyn May 1293 (Canterbury cath. Reg. Q fo. 65r). Member of bp. Llywelyn's council (LCA I 14). Occ. as can. 23 Oct. 1293 (Reg. Oliver Sutton, Bp. of Lincoln, ed. R. M. T. Hill, IV (Lincoln Rec. Soc. lii, 1958) p. 130, wrongly printed as 'Amanus'). Last certain occ. 6 Apr. 1294 (LCA I 9). Perhaps to be identified with Anian archdcn. of St Asaph who occ. 1306 (ibid. p. 46; not listed in 2 Fasti XI 43).

M. Benedict of Englefield (fn. 83)

Occ. as M. Benedict, can. of St Asaph, 1291, his [? bursarial] preb. worth 15s. (Taxatio p. 288b). Also held a portion of church of Llaneurgain (= Northop, Clwyd) worth £12 (ibid. p. 287b). Occ. as M. Benedict of Englefield can. 23 Feb. 1293 (CPR 1291-1301 p. 5). Occ. at el. of bp. Llywelyn May 1293 (Canterbury cath. /?/eg. Q fo. 65r). Member of bp. Llywelyn's council (LCA I 12, 14). Last occ. 6 Apr. 1294 (LCA I 9).

Bleddyn ab Adda

Occ. as can. of St Asaph 1291, his preb. worth £4 6s. 8d. (Taxatio p. 288a-b).

Cynwrig Llwyd

Occ. as can. of St Asaph twice: 1 May 1304 (LCA I 37; for date see ibid. p. 35) and 1304 (ibid. pp. 44-5).

D-

Occ. as can. of St Asaph once only, 10 Oct. 1239 (LCA I 109 = Willis, St Asaph II 21-2). Perhaps to be identified with David, clerk and envoy of prince Llywelyn, who occ. 27 May 1231, together with M. David archdcn. of St Asaph (above, list 25) and M. Adam (? son of David, above) (Pat. Rolls 1225-32 p. 436), and 7 Dec. 1232 (CPR 1232-47 pp. 3-4). See Stephenson, Governance pp. 222-3.

M. Dafydd ap Bleddyn

Member of bp. Llywelyn's council (LCA I 13). Occ. as can. once, 1293 x 1314 (ibid. p. 103). Bp. of St Asaph, el. 18 July x 7 Sept. 1314, cons. 12 Jan. 1315, d. 1345, before 9 Oct. (2 Fasti XI 37).

Elias de Ethelweny

Occ. as can. of St Asaph twice: 23 Feb. 1293 (CPR 1292-1301 p. 5) and 1293 x 1314 (LCA I 57-8).

Gervase

Occ. as can. of St Asaph once only, 7 May 1277 (CPR 1272-81 p. 201).

Goronwy ap Cadwgan

Occ. as can. of St Asaph 1274 (LCA I 71).

Helin ab Iorwerth

Occ. as can. of St Asaph 6 Apr. 1294 (LCA I 9).

Hywel ap Carwed (alias Gryc)

Occ. as Hywel ap Carwed can. of St Asaph n.d. (Bangor, University of Wales, Mostyn MS 2942) and as Hywel Gryc can. of St Asaph 1291, his [? bursarial] preb. worth 15s. (Taxatio p. 288b).

Ieuaf ap Cadwgan

Occ. as can. 1274, allegedly recalling events temp. bp. Reiner (1186-1224) (LCA I 71,II 99).

Ithel ap Dafydd

Occ. as can. of St Asaph 1291, his preb. at 'Kilfurn' worth £3 6s. 8d. (Taxatio p. 288a).

Ithel ab Iorwerth

Occ. as can. of St Asaph twice: 1291, his [? bursarial] preb. worth £1 (Taxatio p. 288a), and 1 May 1305 (LCA I 37; for date see ibid. p. 35).

M. John ab Adam

Member of bp. Llywelyn's council (LCA I 12-14). Occ. as can. of St Asaph twice: 6 Apr. 1294 (ibid. p. 9) and 1299 (NLW Chirk Castle MS 13669).

Llywarch ab Adda

Occ. as can. of St Asaph 1274 (LCA I 71).

M. Llywelyn de Bromfield (fn. 84)

Described as can. of St Asaph when royal assent given to his el. (9 March) as bp. of St Asaph 6 May 1293 (CPR 1292-1301 p. 12); temps. 13 May, cons. 17 May (above, list 20).

Llywelyn Fychan

Occ. as can. of St Asaph 1291, his [? bursarial] preb. worth 10s. (Taxatio p. 288b). Also held portions in Betws Cadwaladr (= Llangadwaldr), Llansilin and 'Eston' (Hope) 1291 (ibid. p. 286a-b).

M-

Occ. as can. of St Asaph 10 Oct. 1239 (LCA I 109 = Willis, St Asaph II 21-2). Perhaps the same as M- son of Heilin, who occ. as can. 4 May 1244 (LCA I 106).

? M. Philip ab Ifor

Not certainly can. of St Asaph. Occ. as clerk and envoy of prince Llywelyn ab Iorwerth several times: 16 Feb. 1225 (Rot. Litt. Claus. II 18a), late 1231 and early 1232 (Pat. Rolls 1225-32 pp. 452, 460, 466), spring and Aug. 1241 (Litt. Wall. nos. 15, 271), 7 Aug. 1257 (CPR 1247-58 p. 573). See Stephenson, Governance p. 227.

? M. Richard Sais (fn. 85)

Does not occ. as can. of St Asaph. Occ. as bp.'s vice-gerent 18 x 24 Oct. 1217, together with M. Adam son of David (perhaps can., above) (Cart. Shrewsbury II 332, no. 122b).

M. William de Brickhill (fn. 86)

First occ. as can. of St Asaph 1291, his [? bursarial] preb. worth 10s. (Taxatio p. 288b). Perhaps to be identified with M. William who held a portion of church of Ysceifiog (Clwyd) 1291, worth £2 13s. 4d. (ibid. p. 287b) and with M. William can. and member of bp. Llywelyn's council (LCA I 13). Papal disp. for plurality at kg.'s request 27 Jan. 1292 (CPL I 548-9). Ord. dcn. 20 Dec. 1292, ord. pr. 23 May 1293 (Reg. Oliver Sutton, Bp. of Lincoln, ed. R. M. T. Hill, VII (Lincoln Rec. Soc. lxix, 1975) pp. 35, 39). Also dean of St John's, Chester (CPL I 548-9, II 42). Can. of Lichfield, coll. 8 Nov. 1304 (2 Fasti X 32); d. May 1318 (ibid. p. 40).

Footnotes

82 Powys. His father's name said to be Llywelyn: Reg. Epp. Peckham III 780.
83 The deanery of St Asaph appears as Englefield in the valuations of 1254 and 1291 (Val. Norw. p. 469; Taxatio p. 287b).
84 For his career, see Biog. Ox. III 2157.
85 'Sals' indicating that he had either spent time in England or was English-born.
86 Bucks.; 3 miles from Bletchley, of which he was parson (CPL I 548-9, II 42).