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Event detail for site: Tintern

1200: Founds daughter-house

Tintern founded a second daughter-house; this was Tintern Parva in Ireland.

Tintern Parva, also known as 'Tintern de Voto' (literally, 'Tintern of the vow') was founded by William Marshal who was lord of Chepstow, lord of Leinster and a patron of Tintern in Monmouthshire. William allegedly was caught up in a storm at sea and vowed that if he was brought safely to shore he would found a monastery on that very spot; he landed safely at Bannow Bay and subsequently gave the Monmouthshire monks some 9000 acres of land to establish a daughter-house there.
The founding community from Tintern arrived to settle the new house in autumn 1200.

People associated with this event

William Marshal , fourth earl of Pembroke (founder)

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Stalley, Roger, The Cistercian Monasteries of Ireland (London, New Haven, 1987) p. 16

Williams, David H., 'The Welsh Cistercians and Ireland', Cistercian Studies, 15 (1980) p. 19

Web links (open in new window)

The Cistercians in Yorkshire Project - Tintern (View website)

The Cistercians in Yorkshire Project - Tintern Parva (View website)

Archival sources

British Library, 'Copy of William Marshal's bequest of land to found Tintern Parva, Co. Wexford', (Document), (View website)

Other events in the history of this site

1131Foundation -  [1 sources]
1139Founds daughter-house - Tintern founded its first daughter-house at Kingswood, Glos. [1 sources]
1169-88Dispute - Tintern was engaged in a dispute with the Cistercians of Waverley. This was under Abbot William (resigned 1188). [1 sources]
c.1188Breach of rules - The Cistercians were originally prohibited from receiving tithes yet the monks of Tintern accepted a grant of tithes from Woolaston and the chepel of Alvington, Gloucestershire. [1 sources]
1189Patronage - William Marshal became lord of Chepstow and as such took on the patronage of Tintern. [1 sources]
1200Founds daughter-house - Tintern founded a second daughter-house; this was Tintern Parva in Ireland. [4 sources][1 archives]
1220Burial - William Marshal's widow, Isabel de Clare, was buried at Tintern. [2 sources]
1223-1224Patronage - William Marshal's son, William the Younger (d. 1231), succeeded his father as patron of Tintern and was a generous benefactor.  [1 sources]
1245Burial - Walter and Anselm, the sons of William Marshal and Isabel de Clare, were buried at Tintern. [1 sources]
1245Patronage - Patronage of Tintern passed to the Bigod family. [1 sources]
c.1247Resources - Soon after this date the chapel and lands at Magor, in Monmouth, were leased to Tintern. [1 sources]
1248Burial - Matilda Marshal, William Marshal (I)'s daughter, was buried at Tintern, where her mother and two of her brothers lay. Her heart was buried at Lewes Priory. [1 sources]
1282Fine - The abbey was fined the significant sum of £112 for illicitly felling trees in 200 acres of the royal forest at Woolaston. [1 sources]
c.1291Wealth - According to the Taxatio Ecclesiastica the monastery had over 3000 acres of arable, over 3000 sheep and its possessions were estimated at c. £145. [4 sources]
1302Patronage - Roger Bigod IV, earl of Norfolk (d. 1306) was a generous benefactor and granted the monks of Tintern his entire manor of Acle, Norfolk. [1 sources]
1326Royal visitor - Edward II took refuge at the house when fleeing Roger Mortimer's army; he spent two nights at Tintern. [1 sources]
1340Debt - The monastery was in debt to the sum of £174 to the Italian merchants of Lucca. [1 sources]
1395Numbers - At this time there were fourteen monks at Tintern living with their abbot, John Wysbech. [1 sources]
1469Burial - William Herbert, Edward IV's Welsh 'master lock', was buried at Tintern. [2 sources]
1478Visit - William of Worcester, antiquary and traveller, stayed at the house from Friday 4 September until Monday 7 September.  [1 sources]
c.1535Wealth - The survey - the Valor Ecclesiasticus - estimated Tintern's annual net income to be £192. [3 sources]
1536Dissolution - Tintern was dissolved under the 1536 Act of Suppression on 3 September 1536. [3 sources][1 archives]