Monastic Wales.

Event detail for site: Llanll?r

1284: Compensation

The nuns were awarded 40 marks as compensation for damages incurred during the Edwardian Conquest.

Two Latin letters confirm the abbess' receipt of the king's reparations. Cartwright (Feminine Sanctity and Spirituality in Medieval Wales) explains that one of these letters is written on the abbess' behalf by John of Caeau, a monk of Strata Florida, who did not have the abbess' seal with him and thus used the seals of the abbots of Strata Marcella and Valle Crucis.

People associated with this event

Edward I , king of England , lord of Ireland, duke of Aquitaine (Compensates)

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Calendar of the Patent Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office (London, 1891-) 1272-1281, p. 251

Littere Wallie, ed. J. Goronwy Evans (Cardiff University of Wales Press: Cardiff, 1940) pp. 89, 132–133

Cartwright, Jane, Feminine Sanctity and Spirituality in Medieval Wales (University of Wales Press: Cardiff, 2008) p. 269

Cowley, F. G., The Monastic Order in South Wales 1066-1349 (Cardiff, 1977) p. 214

Williams, David H., 'Cistercian Nunneries in Medieval Wales', Cîteaux: commentarii cistercienses, 26 (1975) p. 164

Other events in the history of this site

pre 1197Foundation - The house was founded before 1197 by the Lord Rhys and was under the auspices of Strata Florida. [1 sources]
1284Compensation - The nuns were awarded 40 marks as compensation for damages incurred during the Edwardian Conquest. [5 sources]
c.1291Wealth - The house was estimated to have sixty sheep, 1200 acres and £7 10s 0d from temporalities but no spiritualities. [3 sources]
1299Litigation - Queen Margaret (Edward I's wife) acquitted the abbess of a fine for illegally felling an oak. [2 sources]
c.1535Wealth - According to the Valor Ecclesiasticus the net income of Llanllŷr was £57 5s 4d. [3 sources][1 archives]
1536Survey - The site was surveyed on 29th September, in preparation for the suppression of the house. [1 sources]
1537Dissolution - The house was formally suppressed on 26 February 1537, under the 1536 Act of Suppression. [4 sources]