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John of Monmouth , lord of Monmouth

Born: c. 1182   Died: 1248   

John came of age pre 1205, by which time he held fifteen knights' fees. He remained loyal to King John, was rewarded for his service and promoted further by Henry III.

John founded the abbey of Grace Dieu in Monmouthshire as well as several hospitals there. John served as arbiter and advisor in Anglo-Welsh affairs. He was instrumental in executing Henry III's policies in south Wales in the 1240s.

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Grace Dieu Abbey, Monmouthshire (founder)

Bibliographical sources

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Pollard, A. F., rev. R. R. Davies , Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online - John, lord of Monmouth (View website) (Subscription reqd.)