Abbot of Evesham

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The Abbot of Evesham was the head of Evesham Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in Worcestershire founded in the Anglo-Saxon era of English history. The succession continued until dissolution of the monastery in 1540:

List[edit]

Abbots of St Mary of Evesham
From Until Incumbent Citation(s) Notes
fl. 692–717 Ecgwine [1] Founding abbot and saint
dates unclear Æthelwold [2] First in Thomas of Marlborough's abbot list[2]
dates unclear Aldbore [2] Second in Thomas of Marlborough's abbot list[2]
dates unclear Aldbeorth [2] Third in Thomas of Marlborough's abbot list[2]
dates unclear Aldfrith [3] Fourth in Thomas of Marlborough's abbot list[3]
dates unclear Tilhberht [3] Fifth in Thomas of Marlborough's abbot list[3]
dates unclear Cuthwulf [3] Sixth in Thomas of Marlborough's abbot list[3]
dates unclear Aldmund [3] Seventh in Thomas of Marlborough's abbot list[3]
dates unclear Credan [3] Eighth in Thomas of Marlborough's abbot list[3]
dates unclear Thingfrith [3] Ninth in Thomas of Marlborough's abbot list[3]
dates unclear Aldbald [3] Tenth in Thomas of Marlborough's abbot list[3]
dates unclear Ecgberht [3] Eleventh in Thomas of Marlborough's abbot list[3]
dates unclear Ælfrith [3] Twelfth in Thomas of Marlborough's abbot list[3]
dates unclear Wulfweard [3] Thirteenth in Thomas of Marlborough's abbot list[3]
dates unclear Cynelm [3] Fourteenth in Thomas of Marlborough's abbot list[3]
dates unclear Cynath I [3] Fifteenth in Thomas of Marlborough's abbot list[3]
dates unclear Ebba [3] Sixteenth in Thomas of Marlborough's abbot list[3]
dates unclear Cynath II [3] Seventeenth in Thomas of Marlborough's abbot list[3]
dates unclear Edwine [3] Eighteenth in Thomas of Marlborough's abbot list[3]
c. 970 expelled 975 Osweard [4] Abbey was secularised in 975, but afterwards went into the hands of one "Bishop Agelsius" (probably Æthelsige I, Bishop of Sherborne, resigned, translated or died 990 x 992), afterwards to Bishop Ælfstan (either Ælfstan, Bishop of Rochester (died 995), or Ælfstan, Bishop of London (died 995 x 996), after whose death Ealdwulf, Bishop of Worcester, established Ælfric and Ælfgar as abbots.[4]
995 x 997 unclear Ælfric [4]
997 x 1002 unclear Ælfgar [4]
dates unclear Brihtmaer [4]
unclear c. 1013 Ælthelwine [4] Became Bishop of Wells, c. 1013[4]
c. 1014 died 1044 Ælfweard [5] Became Bishop of London c. 1016, but retained abbey of Evesham until death[5]
1044 resigned 1058 Mannig (or Wulfmær) [5] Suffered paralysis and resigned 1058; died on epiphany, i.e. 6 January 1066[5]
1058 died c. 1077 Æthelwig [5]
1077 died 1104 Walter [5]
unclear died 1130 Maurice [5]
1130 died or resigned 1149 Reginald Foliot [5] Uncle of Gilbert Foliot
1149 died 1159 William de Andeville [5]
1159 1160 Roger [5]
1161 died 1189 Adam de Senlis [5]
1190 resigned 1213 Roger Norreis [6] Became Prior of Penwortham, an Evesham dependency [6]
1214 died 1229 Randulf [7] Previously Prior of Worcester and Bishop-elect of Worcester [7]
1230 died 1236 Thomas of Marlborough [8]
1236 died 1242 Richard le Gras [8] Was elected Bishop of Coventry in 1241, but either declined office or died before this disputed election was resolved [8]
1243 died or resigned 1255 Thomas of Gloucester [9]
1256 died 1263 Henry of Worcester [9]
1263 died or resigned 1266 William of Malborough [9]
1266 died 1282 William of Whitechurch [9]
1282 died 1316 John of Brockhampton [9]
1316 died 1344 William de Chiriton [9]
1345 died 1367 William du Boys [9]
1367 died 1379 John of Ombersley [10]
1379 1418 Roger Zatton [11]
1418 1435 Richard Bromsgrove [11]
1435 c. 1460 John Wykewan [11]
1460 1467 Richard Pembroke [11]
1467 1477 Richard Hawkesbury [11]
1477 1483 William Upton [11]
1483 1491 John Norton [11]
1491 1514 Thomas Newbold [11]
1514 1539 Clement Litchfield or Lychfeld [11][12] died 1540
1539 1540 Philip Hawford (or Ballard) [11]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lapidge, "Ecgwine"
  2. ^ a b c d e f Sayers and Watkiss (eds.), History of the Abbey of Evesham, p. 139
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad Sayers and Watkiss (eds.), History of the Abbey of Evesham, p. 141
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Knowles, Brooke and London (eds.), The Heads of Religious Houses : England and Wales. 1, 940–1216, p. 46
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Knowles, Brooke and London (eds.), The Heads of Religious Houses : England and Wales. 1, 940–1216, p. 47
  6. ^ a b Knowles, Brooke and London (eds.), The Heads of Religious Houses : England and Wales. 1, 940–1216, p. 48
  7. ^ a b Knowles, Brooke and London (eds.), The Heads of Religious Houses : England and Wales. 1, 940–1216, p. 48; Smith and London, The Heads of Religious Houses : England and Wales. 2, 1216–1377, p. 41
  8. ^ a b c Smith and London, The Heads of Religious Houses : England and Wales. 2, 1216–1377, p. 41
  9. ^ a b c d e f g Smith and London, The Heads of Religious Houses : England and Wales. 2, 1216–1377, p. 42
  10. ^ Smith and London, The Heads of Religious Houses : England and Wales. 2, 1216–1377, pp. 42–3
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Page and Willis-Bund, "Abbey of Evesham"
  12. ^ John Chambers, Biographical illustrations of Worcestershire: including lives of persons, natives or residents, eminent either for piety or talent: to which is added, a list of living authors of the county (W. Walcott, 1820) p.45

References[edit]

  • Knowles, David; Brooke, C. N. L.; London, C. M, eds. (2001), The Heads of Religious Houses : England and Wales. 1, 940—1216 (2nd ed.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-80452-3 
  • Lapidge, Michael (2004), "Ecgwine (d. 717?), bishop of Worcester", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, retrieved 2009-03-30 
  • Page, William; Willis-Bund, J. W., eds. (1971), "Houses of Benedictine monks: Abbey of Evesham", A History of the County of Worcester: Volume 2 (1971), British History Online, pp. 112–27, retrieved 2009-03-30 
  • Smith, David M.; London, C. M, eds. (2001), The Heads of Religious Houses : England and Wales. 2, 1216–1377, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-80271-7