Archdeacons: Anglesey

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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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Churches of Amlwch, Llan-crwys etc. (Anglesey) (Valor IV 417a).

Valuation 1291 £20 (Taxatio p. 290a).


M. Anian

Archdcn. of Anglesey when el. bp., royal assent 12 Dec. 1267 (CPR 1266-72 p. 173; above, list 1).

An unnamed archdcn. of Anglesey occ. 1275 (LCA I 128).

Madog ap Cynfrig (Matthew) (fn. 1)

First occ. as Matthew, archdcn. of Anglesey, making extents 1283 (J. Beverley Smith, Llywelyn ap Gruffiidd, Prince of Wales (Cardiff, 1998) p. 554 and n. 154). Occ. as Madoc son of Kenewreyk, archdcn. of Anglesey, 20 Apr. 1284, when he was gr. benefice of 'Feryetteylu', thus pr. of Welsh royal household (Cal. Var. Chancery Rolls p. 284, also ibid. p. 292: see Pryce, Native Law p. 148, and H. Pryce, 'The household priest (offeiriad teulu)', in The Welsh King and his Court, ed. T. M. Charles-Edwards, M. E. Owen and P. Russell (Cardiff, 2000) pp. 91-2), and as Matthew archdcn. of Anglesey 3 Nov. 1284 (Litt. Wall. no. 243; cf. ibid. no. 97), acting as bp.'s proctor 27 Oct. 1284 (ibid. no. 175). Occ. as Master M. archdcn. of Anglesey 15 Feb. 1287 (Reg. Epp. Peckham III 940). An unnamed archdcn. of Anglesey occ. 1291 (Taxatio p. 290a). Occ. as Matthew archdcn, of Anglesey 14 Apr. 1297 (Cal. Var. Chancery Rolls p. 35). Last occ., as Maddok ap Crenwiz, archdcn, of Anglesey, 22 Apr. 1301 (CPR 1343-5 p. 228).

The next identified archdcn. of Anglesey is M. Anian Sais, (fn. 2) who was el. bp. of Bangor 5 Aug. x 7 Sept. 1309 (CPR 1307-13 pp. 181, 188; 2 Fasti XI 3, 9).


  • 1. Possibly to be identifed with M. Matthew clerk who occ. as emissary of Llywelyn 8 July 1261 (Close Rolls 1259-61 p. 482).
  • 2. For his career, see Biog. Ox. III 2215.