Henry de Abergavenny

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Henry de Abergavenny (died 1218) was Prior of Abergavenny and Bishop of Llandaff, both in South Wales.

Henry was a Benedictine monk who became Prior of Abergavenny, before succeeding to the diocese of Llandaff which had been vacant for two years.[1] He was consecrated on 12 December 1193.[1] Henry organised the Cathedral chapter at Llandaff,[2] appointing fourteen prebends[3] (eight priests, four deacons and two sub-deacons). He also assisted at the coronation of King John in 1199.[3] Henry died on 12 November 1218 and was succeeded by William de Goldcliff.[4] Henry was buried in the Llandaff Cathedral; his gravestone is said to be on the half-pace before the altar rails.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pryde, E. B. Greenway, D. E. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology. Cambridge University Press. p. 293. ISBN 978-0-5215-6350-5. 
  2. ^ Pearson, M. J. (2003). "The Welsh cathedrals 1066-1300', in Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 9, the Welsh Cathedrals". British History Online. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Willis, Browne (1719). A Survey of the Cathedral-Church of Landaff:. R. Gosling. pp. 48–49. 
  4. ^ Clark, George Thomas (1862). The Land of Morgan: Being a Contribution Towards the History of the Lordship of Glamorgan. Whiting. p. 87. 
  5. ^ Willis, Browne (1719). A Survey of the Cathedral-Church of Landaff:. R. Gosling. p. 119.