Abbot of Monkwearmouth–Jarrow

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This is a list of abbots of Monkwearmouth–Jarrow Abbey. Wearmouth–Jarrow is a twin-foundation English monastery, located on the River Wear in Sunderland and the River Tyne at Jarrow respectively, in the Kingdom of Northumbria.

Abbots[edit]

Whilst they were independent monasteries, they each had an abbot.

Jarrow Monkwearmouth
- Benedict Biscop (674–681)
Ceolfrid (682–716/7) Eosterwine (682–686)
- Sigfrith (686 – c. 690)
- Ceolfrid (c. 690 – 716/7)
Hwaetberht (716/7–740s)
Cuthbert (c. 764)
Ethelbald (c. 800) Fridwin (c. 800)
Aldwin (1074) Elfwin (app. c. 1075)
- Aldwin (1075)

Abbey removed to Durham, 1083

As a cell of Durham[edit]

During this time, the two monasteries each had a master.

Masters of Jarrow Masters of Wearmouth
Ralph of Midelham, occ. before 1303 -
Thomas de Castro, procurator, 1313 -
William of Harton, 1313 -
William of Thirsk (Treks), 1313 -
Geoffrey of Haxeby, 1313 -
William of Harton, 1314 -
Robert of Durham, 1321 Robert of Durham, 1321
Emeric de Lumley, 1326
Alexander of Lamesley, 1333
Emeric de Lumley, 1338 Alan of Marton, 1337
John of Beverley, 1340
Thomas de Graystanes, 1344 Hugh of Wodeburn, 1343
John of Goldisburgh, 1350 John of Neuton, 1349
John of Norton, 1350—
Richard of Bikerton, 1355
John of Goldisburgh, 1357
John Abell, 1358 John of Shafto, 1360
Richard of Bekyngham, 1360
John of Elwick, 1363
Richard of Segbroke,
John of Tikhill, 1367 John of Neuton, 1367
John of Bolton, 1369 John of Bishopton, 1369
John de Lumley, 1370
William Vavasour, 1373
John de Lumley, 1376
Thomas Legat, 1381 John Aklyff, 1387
Thomas Launcells, 1388
Thomas Legat, 1395
William of Cawood, 1399
John of Hutton, 1400
Walter of Teesdale, 1402
Thomas of Lyth, app. 3 October 1408 John Repon, app. 14 June 1409
Walter of Teesdale, app. 1410
Robert of Masham, 1411
John Moreby, 1415 Thomas of Witton, app. 17 June 1413
Robert Masham, 1417
William Graystanes, 1419
John Moreby, 1422
Thomas Moreby, 1424 Thomas Moreby, 1425
John Durham the younger, 1431 Robert Moreby, 1430
William Lyham, app. 14 June 1435
Thomas Bradebery, 1446
John Barlay, app. 15 April 1443
John Mody, sacr. pag. prof., app. 1 September 1446
John Bradebery, app. 2 April 1452 John Midelham, 1452
Thomas Warde, app. 1457 Richard Blakburn, 1456
John Bradbery, app. 1458
Thomas Hexham, app. 23 July 1467 John Auckland, 1466
Richard Wrake, app. 5 May 1470; recalled, 29 May 1471
Robert West, app. 29 May 1471
Richard Wrake, app. 28 May 1476
Robert Werdale, app. 10 November 1477
Robert Knowt, 1479
Robert Billingham, 1480 William Cuthbert, 1482
William Chambre, (fn. 108) 1486
John Swan, 1489 William Cauthorne, 1490
Robert Billingham, 1493 William Cuthbert, app. 1491
John Hamsterley, app. 31 May 1495 Richard Evenwood, app. 1497
Henry Dalton, 1500 Henry Dalton, app. 24 May 1501
John Danby, 1503
Robert Stroder, app. 1506
William Hawkwell, 1517 Richard Evenwood, app. 31 May 1513
John Swalwell, 1526
John Swalwell, 1531 Richard Heryngton, 1533

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