Event detail for site: Maenan
1484: Tussle for the abbacy
David Winchcombeâ€™s right to the abbacy was challenged by David Lloyd who was supported by the king, Richard II.
The nature of the argument is not now known but it seems that Lloyd successfully ousted Winchcombe from office.
People associated with this event
Hays, R. W., The History of the Abbey of Aberconway, 1186-1537 (Cardiff, 1963) pp. 136-7
Other events in the history of this site
1283-1284: Relocation - The community relocated to Maenan for Edward I wished to build a castle at Aberconwy and a walled town. [2 sources]
1284: Royal visit - In October 1284 Edward I and his queen visited the newly-buit monastery. [1 sources]
1284: Reparations - Edward I awarded the abbey Â£100 to compensate the community for damages incurred as a result of his campaigns. [1 sources]
1291: Wealth - According to the Taxatio Ecclesiastica the monastery's total annual income at this time was Â£76 15s 8d. [4 sources]
1344: Debt - The abbey was in debt to the Italian merchants of Florence to the sum of Â£200. [1 sources]
1346: Debt - The monastery owed a significant sum of money to the Black Prince. [1 sources]
1379: Poll tax - The abbot was to pay 19s, the prior and each of the four monks 20d. [1 sources][1 archives]
c.1401: Destruction - The monastery suffered damages during the rebellion. [2 sources]
1482: Payments to former abbot's kin - The Cistercian General Chapter investigated two annual payments that were being made by the monastery. [1 sources]
1484: Tussle for the abbacy - David Winchcombeâ€™s right to the abbacy was challenged by David Lloyd who was supported by the king, Richard II. [1 sources]
c.1535: Income - In the survey of c. 1535 (Valor Ecclesiasticus) the net income of the abbey was recorded as Â£162. [2 sources][1 archives]
1537: Dissolution - The abbey was one of the first casualties of the Suppression and was closed in March 1537. [1 sources]
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