A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1907.
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50. THE PRIORY OF MINSTER LOVELL
The priory of Minster Lovell, attached to the abbey of Ivry in Normandy, was founded by Maud, widow of William Luvell, with the consent of William her son. She gave to the abbey of Ivry the church of Minster Lovell, and William, bishop of Lincoln (1203-6), confirmed the gift and instituted a vicarage there; the abbey was to appoint the vicar, and they were to share equally the burdens and emoluments. (fn. 1) The priory therefore dated from 1200-6. In 1291 (fn. 2) and 1294 (fn. 3) it received £4 13s. 4d. from the church of Minster, and in the latter year about £4 from land. It is not easy to understand how a priory could be maintained on such a small income; but probably it received rents from some of the possessions in England that belonged to the abbey of Ivry, such as the church of Asthall.
Its history is a blank; we do not even know the name of the patron saint. With the other alien houses it was repeatedly seized by the king, and finally in 1415. Eton College obtained it in 1441, but, contrary to the statement of Tanner, has no deeds relating to it.
Priors of Minster Lovell (fn. 4)
Robert, appointed 1226 (fn. 5)
Geoffrey, appointed 1247 (fn. 6)
Simon de Paris, resigned 1260 (fn. 7)
Gacius appointed 1260, (fn. 8) resigned 1264
Jacobus, appointed 1264, (fn. 9) resigned 1266
Gacius, appointed 1266, (fn. 10) resigned 1270
John, appointed 1270, (fn. 11) died 1291
Stephen de Habitu, appointed 1291, (fn. 12) resigned 1293
Ralph de Montfort, (fn. 13) appointed 1293, resigned 1299
John de Monte Calneto, (fn. 14) appointed 1299, died 1305
Robert de Hodenco, appointed 1305, (fn. 15) resigned 1307
Geoffrey de Ruffeto, (fn. 16) appointed 1307, resigned 1309
Bertrand de Manderville, (fn. 17) appointed 1309
William de Rouge, appointed 1341 (fn. 18)
Peter Curry, appointed 1352, (fn. 19) resigned 1361
Mathew de Nova Villa, (fn. 20) appointed 1361, died 1368
Vincent de Coueour, 1368 (fn. 21)