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Priors of Pill

A list of the known priors of Pill

Robert: occurs as prior 1248x1255.

Henry: pre 1294 when Robert and Henry are described as former priors of the house.

Phillip: occurs as prior in October 1280 and on various occasions until March 1320.

Philip Rey(n)bod: occurs as prior in 1380x1.view

Walter Robjoy: occurs as prior in October 1399, 1406, 1409, 1415.

David: occurs as prior in October 1436 and July 1453.

William Henry: occurs as prior in July 1436; perhaps to be identified with William (see below).

William: occurs as prior in November 1486 and October 1489; may be the William Henry named above.

David Luce: occurs as prior of Pill in February 1496, 1498, 1501, 1502, 1503, 1504; should probably be identified as the conventual prior of St Dogmaels mentioned in 1487 and who, as a monk of St Dogmaels, received dispensation for illegitimacy in October 1489.

Maurice Johne: it is not clear when exactly he held office but in May 1537 he was described as recently prior of Pill and given dispensation to hold a benefice with change of habit.

William Watts (Wattes / Watt): pre 1537.
He occurs as prior in 28 December 1531 and acknowledged the Supremacy of the king in 1534; he also occurs as prior in 1535.

Sites associated with this person

Pill Priory, Pembrokeshire

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

The Heads of Religious Houses in England and Wales, II, 1216-1377, ed. D. M. Smith and V. London (CUP: Cambridge, 2001) p. 187

The Heads of Religious Houses in England and Wales, III, 1377-1540, ed. David M. Smith (CUP: Cambridge, 2008) p. 200