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

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

  1. Lapidge, "Ecgwine"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Sayers and Watkiss (eds.), History of the Abbey of Evesham, p. 139
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 Sayers and Watkiss (eds.), History of the Abbey of Evesham, p. 141
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Knowles, Brooke and London (eds.), The Heads of Religious Houses : England and Wales. 1, 940–1216, p. 46
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 Knowles, Brooke and London (eds.), The Heads of Religious Houses : England and Wales. 1, 940–1216, p. 47
  6. 6.0 6.1 Knowles, Brooke and London (eds.), The Heads of Religious Houses : England and Wales. 1, 940–1216, p. 48
  7. 7.0 7.1 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. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Smith and London, The Heads of Religious Houses : England and Wales. 2, 1216–1377, p. 41
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 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. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 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

  • 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<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Lapidge, Michael (2004), "Ecgwine (d. 717?), bishop of Worcester", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, retrieved 2009-03-30<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>