Event detail for site: Pill
On 10 September visitation of the priory was conducted by a representative of the archbishop of Canterbury since the see of St David's was vacant.
The investigation was conducted in the chapter house. The prior, David Luce, explained that he had four monks obedient to him [John Castell, John Dore, William Hyre, William Watt] and that as far as he knew all were honourable and chaste. The monastery was not in debt and the community observed the required services at the required time.
Pritchard, Emily M., The History of St Dogmaels Abbey together with her Cells, Pill, Caldey and Glascareg and the Mother Abbey of Tiron (London, 1907) pp. 139-140
Other events in the history of this site
c.1190: Foundation - There is much uncertainty about the date of foundation. [4 sources]
1204 x 1219: Confirmation - William Marshal I, earl of Pembroke and lord of Haverford, confirmed the priory's holdings. [1 sources]
c.1291: Fiscal duties - Pill was obliged to pay the annual sum of Â£9 6s 8d to its mother-house, St Dogmaels. [1 sources]
c.1294: Inspeximus - Edward I confirmed the priory's previous charters including the foundation charter of Adam de Roche. [2 sources]
1314: Burial - John de Roche willed to be buried at Pill. [2 sources]
1381: Clerical poll tax - Payments required from the community [1 sources][1 archives]
1388: Proposed visitation - John Sampson was commissioned by the archbishop of Canterbury to conduct a visitation of St Dogmaels and Pill. [1 sources]
1405: Diocesan control - From 1405 St Dogmaels and its daughter-houses of Pill and Caldey were placed under episcopal jurisdiction and subject to episcopal visitation. [1 sources]
1405: Visitation - In April 1405 Prior Walter Robjoy and the community at Pill had their first episcopal visitation. [2 sources]
1504: Visitation - On 10 September visitation of the priory was conducted by a representative of the archbishop of Canterbury since the see of St David's was vacant. [1 sources][1 archives]
1534: Act of Supremacy - On 20 July 1534 the prior, William Watts, and the monks of Pill gathered in the chapter-house and signed the Act of Supremacy, thereby acknowledging Henry VIII as head of the church and agreeing to call the pope bishop. [5 sources]
c.1535: Wealth - According to the Valor Ecclesiasticus Pill had an estimated annual income of Â£67 15s 3d gross and Â£52 2s 5d net after charges. [5 sources][1 archives]
1537: Dissolution - Pill was dissolved on 23 February 1537 with houses having incomes of under £200. At this time the community comprised four monks under William Watt(s). [6 sources]
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