Event detail for site: Llangua
c. 1337: Custody
During the Hundred Years War, the Crown took control of Lyreâ€™s properties.
Records drawn up at this time, but undated, mention that the abbot of Lyre held the church of Llangua ('Languen') in the diocese of Llandaff, drew a pension of 20s from the prior of Versen, a pension from the tithes in the parish of Troy of 40s pa, a portion (c. 20s) of the tithes of Strigoil; he drew Â£4 11s in temporalities at 'Languen' and received a total of Â£8 11s.
Hockey, S. F., 'Llangua, alien priory of Lyre', Journal of the Historical Society of the Church in Wales, 27 (1990) p. 11
The National Archives, 'Exchequer King's Remembrancer: Return of benefices held by alien religious, Llandaff, S Glamorgan', (Document),
Other events in the history of this site
pre 1183: Foundation - The priory was founded before 1183 when the manor and church of Llangua were granted to Lyre Abbey in Normandy, to establish an alien priory. [2 sources]
c.1268x1270: Patronage - Edmund (â€˜Crouchbackâ€™), earl of Lancaster and son of Henry III, instigated an enquiry concerning his rights over the priory as patron. [1 sources]
c.1291: Wealth - The Taxatio of Nicholas IV refers to the church of Llangua, held by the procurator of Lyre for 10s. [5 sources]
c.1300: Lands - In the fourteenth century Llangua's holdings in Wales were considered part of the Livers Ocle estate. [1 sources][1 archives]
c.1337: Custody - During the Hundred Years War, the Crown took control of Lyreâ€™s properties. [1 sources][1 archives]
1414: Ownership - Llangua was granted to the Carthusian house of Sheen. [2 sources]
c.1535: Wealth - According to the Valor Ecclesiasticus the manor of Llangua was valued at Â£2. [2 sources][1 archives]
1539: Dissolution - The Carthusian house of Sheen retained Langua and its other Welsh properties until its suppression in 1539. [1 sources]
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