LIST 10 ARCHDEACONS OF LLANDAFF
Although the known archdcns. are arranged below in a single list, it is possible
that there were two archdcns. in the dioc. in the 11th cent.; the evidence, however,
is inconclusive (Llandaff Acta p. xix n. 35; Brooke, Church and Welsh Border p.
Church of Llancarfan (S. Glam.) attached to archdcnry. (below). (fn. 38) Farms and
pensions in Merthyr Mawr, Drenewydd yn Notais (Newton Nottage) (both Mid
Glam.) etc. (Valor IV 345a).
Dcn.-preb. (LL p. 326).
Valuations 1254 in solidum £12 (Val. Norw. p. 318); 1291 land at Llandaff £3 2s.
6d. (Taxatio p. 280a; Denton and Taylor p. 150). Cf. LL p. 329: archdcn. with
portion of church of Newton £2 1s. 4d.
Occ. as son of bp. Herewald, archdcn. of Llandaff and magister of Llancarfan
1071 x 75, together with Abraham archdcn. 'of Gwent' (LL p. 274). Also occ. as
archdcn. 1066 x 94 (ibid. p. 271); not called archdcn. 1072 x 74 (ibid. p. 273).
Perhaps Lifris of Llancarfan, author of 'Life of St Cadog' (see Brooke, Church
and Welsh Border pp. 70-94).
Occ. as archdcn. 'of Gwent' 1071 x 75, together with Leofric archdcn. (LL p.
274). Also occ. as archdcn. 1059 x 1104 (ibid. p. 270). Cf. Abraham pr. who occ.
holding two vills in Gwent in 1086 (Domesday Book (1783) I 162a).
Described as pr. of church of Worcester in petition to abp. announcing his el. as
bp. (Cartae I 41-2). Archdcn. of Llandaff, presum. before d. of bp. Herewald 6
March 1104 (LL p. 280). Archdcn. when el. bp. of Llandaff, cons. 11 Aug. 1107
(above, list 9).
First occ. as archdcn. of Llandaff 1126/7 (Earldom of Gloucester Chs. no. 109).
Accompanied bp. Urban to papal Curia  (LL p. 60), and occ. as archdcn. in
bp.'s company at his d. in Rome, on or shortly before 9 Oct.  (Cartae I 90-
1). Bp. of Llandaff, cons. early 1140 (above, list 9).
Not yet archdcn. when occ. in bp.'s company at his d. in Rome, on or shortly
before 9 Oct.  (Cartae I 90-1). Occ. as archdcn. of Llandaff temp. bp. Urban,
1140 x 48 (Cartae VI 2265-7).
Perhaps to be identified with Ralph of Llancarfan, who occ. without title 1148 x
66 (Llandaff Acta no. 8). First occ. as archdcn. of Llandaff c. 1154 x 1159 (JS Epp.
I no. 57). As archdcn. took possession of church of Llancarfan March 1163 x Nov.
1164 or 1174 x 79 (Llandaff Acta no. 16). Royal envoy to Curia in Becket
controversy, 1164 and 1169-70 (Corresp. of Becket I nos. 29, 30, II nos. 187, 204,
208 etc.). Kg.'s representative at council of Cashel Nov. 1171 (Gesta Hen. II I 28).
Last occ. perhaps after 1174 (Llandaff Acta no. 16; GFL no. 373). If he was sole
archdcn. and was succeeded by William, he was out of office before 1179 (below).
Perhaps to be identified with William who occ. as can. of Llandaff temp. bp. Nicholas
(1148-83) (Llandaff Acta no. 24). Occ. as archdcn. of Llandaff three times: 1165 x 79
(ibid. no. 21); 1172 x 79, when he delivered church of Llancarfan to Gloucester
abbey (ibid. no. 17); and temp. Gunnilda and Roger Sturmi (Cartae I 140-1).
Urban III (Wrgan) (fn. 40)
First occ. as archdcn. of Llandaff 1172 x 79, receiving church of Llancarfan
from Gloucester abbey (Llandaff Acta no. 18). Renounced Llancarfan 1172 x 83
(ibid. no. 19). Occ. frequently. Last occ. 1214 x 23 Feb. 1216 (Earldom of
Gloucester Chs. nos. 139, 140), and c. 1217 (ibid. no. 149). Father of M. Maurice,
his successor in archdcnry. (Llandaff Acta no. 49; below).
Not yet archdcn. when occ. 1190 x 98 (Cartae I 206-7), 1199/1200 (Llandaff Acta
no. 44) and 1193 x 1218 (ibid. nos. 47-8). First occ. as archdcn. of Llandaff Nov. 1217
x 1218 (Cartae IV 1223), (fn. 41) and before Oct. 1219, prob. not later than Jan. (Hist. MSS
Commission, Cal. of MSS of Dean and Chapter of Wells (2 vols., 1907-14) I 40). (fn. 42)
Also occ. 1220/1 (Llandaff Acta no. 61). Occ. frequently. Bp.-el. of Llandaff 1240
(above, list 9). Last occ. Sept. 1242 (Ann. Tewkes. p. 126, cf. ibid. p. 125). D. as archdcn.
14 Dec. 1242 (ibid. p. 128). Son of Urban [III] archdcn. of Llandaff (Llandaff Acta
no. 49; above). His brother M. Henry of Llancarfan can. of Llandaff (Llandaff Acta
nos. 61, 80; below, list 17). Two other brothers, Rhys and Gruffudd, occ. in his company
(Cartae II 572-3, VI 2302), and he had a nephew Maurice (Ann. Tewkes. pp. 128-9).
M. Ralph of Newcastle
Can. of Llandaff (below, list 19). Appd. archdcn. of Llandaff by Richard de
Clare, earl of Gloucester, s.v., and occ. 13 March 1243, but forced to res. when
kg. claimed temps. and appd. Thomas (Ann. Tewkes. pp. 131, 133; below). (fn. 44)
Thomas, the king's chaplain
Chanc. of Hereford, first occ. 13 May 1241, last 24 Feb. 1243 (1 Fasti VIII
22). Royal gr. of archdcnry. and annexed preb., s.v., 26 March 1243 (CPR 1232-
47 p. 370; cf. ibid. 1281-92 p. 393). Occ. 29 March 1244 (ibid. 1232-47 p. 422)
and 10 July 1244 (ibid. p. 431). Commem. at Hereford as archdcn. of Llandaff 1
May (1 Fasti VIII 22, 119).
Occ. as archdcn. of Llandaff 29 Sept. 1260 (Gloucester Dean and Chapter Bound
Deeds vol. 9 fo. 5, cited in Llandaff Acta p. xx).
An unnamed archdcn. of Llandaff appd. papal judge-delegate Sept. 1261 (Chs.
and Records of Hereford Cath., ed. W. W. Capes (Hereford, 1908) p. 116), and
reported judgement in case 31 July 1264 (ibid. p. 120).
M. Simon of Radnor
Can. of Llandaff, occ. 29 Sept. 1260 (below, list 19). Occ. as archdcn. of Llandaff
temp. William de Briouze lord of Gower (Cartae II 478-9) and 1269 x 72 (Reg.
Ricardi de Swinfield episcopi Herefordensis, ed. W. W. Capes (CYS vi, 1909) p.
322). (fn. 45) Also can. of Hereford by 24 June 1273 (1 Fasti VIII 89), and can. of St
Davids by 12 Nov. 1259 (below, list 46). Had been succeeded as archdcn. by 10
July 1287 (below). Brother of M. William of Radnor (the younger), can. of Llandaff,
with whom he was commem. as benefactor at Hereford 1 Sept. (1 Fasti VIII 139;
for M. William, see below, list 19).
Robert de Briouze
Robert archdcn. of Llandaff occ. as one of electors of M. Philip de Stanton as
bp. of Llandaff 1287 (CPL I 519; above, list 9). Occ. with full name and title 10
July 1287 (PRO C 84/9/9). An unnamed archdcn. of Llandaff occ. 1 Feb. and 7
June 1288 (Reg. of John Pecham, Abp. of Canterbury, ed. F. N. Davis, D. L. Douie
et al. (2 vols., CYS lxiv-lxv, 1968-9) I 69, II 6).
M. Henry de Cranburn
Not yet archdcn. 13 Apr. 1289, when occ. as clerk of earl of Gloucester (Cartae
V 1685). Obtained archdcnry. of Llandaff and other benefices without disp. before
13 Dec. 1289, when at request of Benedict, cardinal-dcn. of S Nicola in Carcere
Tulliano, he was prov. and disp. (CPL I 508). Presum. the unnamed archdcn.
addressed in papal mandate 13 Sept. 1291 (ibid. p. 542). Occ. several times. Last
occ. 24 Apr. 1306, going overseas (CPR 1301-7 p. 432).