Prebendaries: Nonnington

Pages 51-52

Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 8, Hereford. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 2002.

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Nonnington (now Nunnington) in Withington formed part of the manor of Withington and thus was part of the estates of the church of Hereford in the 11th cent., when the nuns of Hereford held two hides there from the bp. (DB I 181d; for discussion, see S. Foot, Veiled Women (2 vols., Aldershot, 2000) I 175-6, II 99). Prob. to be identified with the preb. of Imintinton in the taxation of pope Nicholas IV, where assessed at £12 14s (Taxatio p. 169a); in 1294 the preb. of Nonyntone was assessed at 12m in a list entered into bp. Swinfield's register (Reg. Swinfield p. 305). Valor III 10 assesses this preb. at £12 gross, £11 13s 4d net; its endowments consisted of rents from free and customary tenants, demesne, perquisites and payment of small commons.


? Thomas le Breton (fn. 1)

Can. of Hereford by 6 Aug. 1275 (Capes, Charters p. 141); occ. as residentiary 28 Feb. 1289 (Reg. Swinfield p. 214); held preb. of Imintinton, prob. Nonnington, c. 1291 (Taxatio p. 169a). Thomas is referred to as d. 30 Nov. 1295 (Reg. Swinfield p. 334), but he may well have d. earlier than this.

John de Shelvinge

Previously preb. of Pion (list 27). Coll. to preb. of Nonnington 3 Feb. 1295 (Reg. Swinfield p. 530; and see list 25); d. by 25 July 1295 when the preb. was given to William de la Gaye (Reg. Swinfield p. 529); prob. identifiable with the John Cheleum to whom 4m 16d were payable 29 Sept. 1295 (Capes, Charters p. 169), in which case the money would presumably have been paid to his executors.

M. William de Gaye (fn. 2)

Coll. to preb. of Nonnington 25 July 1295 (Reg. Swinfield p. 530); prob. identifiable with the William Gore who occ. as resident can., preb. unspecified, 29 Sept. 1295 (Capes, Charters p. 169); occ. in this preb. 2 March 1297 and 8 Apr. 1297 (Cal. Chanc. Rolls 1277-1326 p. 25; CPR 1292-1301 p. 277); occ. as can. and warden of St Ethelbert's hospital 14 Aug. 1303 (Hereford ch. no. 945); d. by 24 March 1304, when Richard of Dinedor was coll. to his preb. of Nonnington (Reg. Swinfield p. 535). Is presumably the M. William de la Gare who was given permission to alienate land in mortmain to fund two chapls. at Eastry (Kent) 1 Oct. 1283 (CPR 1281-92 p. 77). An earlier William de la Gare was can. of Lincoln (1 Fasti III 26, 62).


  • 1. Kinsman of bp. John le Breton (list 1).
  • 2. Also de la Gare.