Monastic Wales.

Event detail for site: Caldey

1381: Clerical poll tax

PHILIP FADIR, prior of Caldy, is assessed to pay a tax of 6s.8d.

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Jurkowski, Maureen, 'Monastic history in clerical taxation records', Monastic Research Bulletin, 15 (2009), pp. 2-16

Archival sources

The National Archives, 'Exchequer, King's Remembrancer, Clerical Subsidies - Caldy, 1381', (Document), (View website)

Other events in the history of this site

c.1115Foundation - The priory was founded c. 1113x15 by Geva, the mother of Robert fitz Martin, as a dependency of her son's foundation of St Dogmaels. [3 sources]
c.1180Numbers - By the late twelfth century the monastic community at Caldey was seemingly small, with just one or two monks.  
1381Clerical poll tax - PHILIP FADIR, prior of Caldy, is assessed to pay a tax of 6s.8d. [1 sources][1 archives]
1504Visitation - In July 1504 the see of St David's was vacant and the archdiocese of Canterbury undertook a visitation of St Dogmaels and its daughter-house, Caldey.  [1 sources]
c.1535Wealth - According to the Valor Ecclesiasticus the priory had an annual income of £5 10s 11d and tithes of £1 is 11d.  [3 sources][1 archives]
c.1535Numbers - On the eve of the Dissolution there was only one monk on the island. [1 sources]
1536Survey - In late September the priory was surveyed in advance of its suppression. [1 sources]
1537Dissolution - The priory was suppressed with the lesser houses on 8 April 1537, under the 1536 Act of Suppression.  [3 sources]