Precentors

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B. Jones

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1965

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'Precentors', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 11: The Welsh dioceses (Bangor, Llandaff, St Asaph, St Davids) (1965), pp. 42. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=32459 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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PRECENTORS OF ST ASAPH

Note: The prebend of Faenol was attached to the precentorship.

Robert de Stretton 1344/57.

Royal gr. by the Prince of Wales 25 Jan. 1344/57 of preb. called 'Dymmerghion' (fn. 1) (Cal. Anct. Correspondence p. 238).

Gruffudd ab Ieuan Grath 1393.

Estate ratif. as preb. 'Thome presbiteri' (fn. 2) 28 June 1393 (CPR. 1391-1396 p. 309).

John ap Rhys ap Roppert ?-1404.

D. as preb. and precentor before 17 March 1404 (CPL. V 579).

M. John ap Hywel ap Brython D.Th. ?-1538.

Occ. 1535 (Valor IV 435). D. before 9 Apr. 1538 (Nat. Libr. Wales, SA/BR/1 f. 5).

M. Maurice Byrchynshawe M.A. 1538-?

Coll. 9 Apr. 1538 (Nat. Libr. Wales, SA/BR/1 f. 5). Occ. 1559/60 (Thomas I 290) -in a return of bp. Richard Davies (1559-1561).

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1 This is the older form of the place name Tremeirchion, Flints. (Thomas 1 400). The ch. of Tremeirchion formed part of the endowment of the preb. of Faenol (Valor IV 440).
2 Gruffudd ab Ieuan Grath must have held the precentorship as the 'canonry of Thomas the priest' was the name given to a subdivision of the township of Faenol which was appropriated to the precentorship. The canonry was included under that dignity in the Taxatio of 1291: 'Canonia Thome Presbyteri in Parochia ipsius Ecclesiae' (Faenol) (Thomas 1 422).


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