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'Deans', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 11: The Welsh dioceses (Bangor, Llandaff, St Asaph, St Davids) (1965), pp. 40-41. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=32457 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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DEANS OF ST ASAPH

Einion 1301, 1314.

Occ. Sept. 1301 (Thomas I 317). (fn. 1) Occ. 4 July 1314 (Lamb., Reg. Reynolds f. 56b).

Bleddyn ab Einion 1345.

Occ. 12 March 1345 (Cal. Anct. Correspondence p. 227).

Benedict 1345.

Occ. 24 Nov. 1345 (Cal. Anct. Correspondence p. 240).

M. Llywellyn ap Madog ab Elis ?-1357.

Res. deanery 19 July 1357 when prov. to bpc. of St Asaph (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 218).

M. Benedict de Montealto (fn. 2) or Benet ab Iorwerth Sch.Cn.L., B.C.L. 1357-1358.

Robert de Walsham 1357-?

Deanery reserved for Benedict de Montealto 2 Aug. 1357 (CPL. III 581). Prov. before 3 Sept. (CPP. I 301). Walsham presented to abp. by the Prince of Wales as dn. 17 Oct. (Black Prince's Reg. III 281). Mand. by abp. to adm. 20 Oct. (Lamb., Reg. Islip f. 279). Mand. 24 Nov. to escheator for Cheshire and Flint to seize Benet ab Iorwerth who had procured the deanery by papal prov. and to imprison him (Black Prince's Reg. 111 282). Benet ab Iorwerth still in possession of the deanery 10 Dec. as second mand. sent by the Prince of Wales to seize and imprison him (ibid. p. 289). Occ. as dn. 18 Dec. (ibid. p. 290). Captured by 6 Feb. 1358 as order sent then to Constable of Chester castle 'to guard the said Benet in irons', but 'in a decent chamber within the castle' and to allow him 'the comfort of fire and other necessaries' (ibid. p. 291).

Richard de Spridlington 1366.

Occ. 23 Sept. 1366 (Lincoln, Reg. xii (Buckingham) f. 446).

William de Spridlington ?-1376.

Occ. 11 June 1375 (Cat. Anct. Deeds 11 373). Bp. of St Asaph 1376. (fn. 3)

David de Calvyley 1380, 1381.

Estate ratif. 19 Dec. 1380 (CPR. 1377-1381 p. 583). Occ. 30 March 1381 (Lichfield, Reg. iv (Stretton) f. 124b).

Dafydd Fychan ap Dafydd 1385-1386.

Hywel ap Madog ap Cyffin 1386-1401.

Hugh Cotyngham 1393.

Royal gr. to Fychan 25 Aug. 1385 (CPR. 1385-1389 p. 15). Estate of Hywel ratif. 11 May 1386 (ibid. p. 145). Gr. to Fychan revoked 16 Oct. as said to have obtained deanery by fraud, by falsely asserting that it was then vac. (ibid. p. 230). Hywel occ. 20 Dec. 1389 (Lamb., Reg. Courtenay f. 173). Estate of Cotyngham ratif. 4 Sept. 1393 (CPR. 1391-1396 p. 327). Hywel had regained possession of the deanery by 1394 as letter sent that year from the Earl of Arundel and Surrey to abp. of York, with request that he should show favour to Hywel, because Morgan the Young, sheriff of Flint, was trying to oust him from the deanery for the benefit of his own son (Anglo-Norman Letters and Petitions, ed. M. D. Legge (Oxford, 1941) pp. 76-8). Royal pardon gr. to Hywel 6 May 1401 (CPR. 1399-1401 p. 452). Probably held deanery until d., c. 1402 (CPL. IV 420; Emden, Reg. Ox. II 1067).

M. Richard Courtenay B.C.L. 1402-?

Royal gr. 16 May 1402 (CPR. 1401-1405 p. 93). Adm. 4 June (Lamb., Reg. Arundell 1 ff. 110-110b).

Hugh Holbache 1404-1414.

Estate ratif. 3 Feb. 1404 (CPR. 1401-1405 p. 349). Occ. 18 March 1414 (CPL. VI 402). ? Held deanery until d., 1417 (Emden, Reg. Ox. II 945).

M. Richard Leyot D.C.L. 1419, 1420.

Occ. 18 March 1419 (Foedera IV iii 101). Occ. 4 March 1420 (CPL. VII 146).

John Halle ?-1425.

Exch. deanery with Ralph Wellys for ch. of Alrewas, Staffs., 2 March 1425 (Lichfield, Reg. IX (Heyworth) f. 51b).

Ralph Wellys 1425-?

By exch. March 1425.

M. John Blodwel B.C.L. 1429, 1433.

Occ. 29 Oct. 1429 (CPL. VIII 148-9). Occ. 6 Apr. 1433 (P.R.O., C 84/42/46).

M. Dafydd Blodwel Lic.C.L. ?-1461.

Occ. 18 March 1455 (CPL. XI 22). Estate ratif. 29 Oct. 1459 (CPR. 1452-1461 p. 464). D. by Aug. 1461 (Emden, Reg. Camb. p. 66).

M. John Tapton Sch.Th. 1461-?

Royal gr. 18 Aug. 1461 (CPR. 1461-1467 p. 47). Coll. by abp. of Canterbury 27 Jan. 1463 (Reg. Bourgchier p. 270).

M. Fouke Salisbury ?-1543.

Occ. 3 Oct. 1475 (CPL. XIII ii 473). Occ. 1529 (L. & P. IV iii No. 6047 p. 2701). D. before 3 Nov. 1543 (Nat. Libr. Wales, SA/BR/1 f. 6b).

Footnotes

1 'Anianus decanus dedit 5 marcas p'sbytero in Eccl. Asaph serviend' ex camera sua et successoribus suis decanis, terminis infra scriptis solvendas . . . Dat . . . die Dom. p' xim' post Fest Beati Matt. A.D. 1301 [i.e. 24 Sept.].-Old MS. Bk.'
2 Benedict de Montealto (of Mold, Flints.) can be identified with Benet ab Iorwerth who is also called Benet de Mohaut (Mold) (Black Prince's Reg. III 333-4).
3 There is no evidence that Alan de Stokes held the deanery 1376 as stated by Le Neve-Hardy.


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