Abbot Roger II of
Roger had previously been as master of the lay-brothers at Rievaulx and thereafter presided as abbot of Rievaulx’s
daughter-house, Warden. Roger succeeded as abbot of Rievaulx c.
1223/4 and during his abbacy he was embroiled in the dispute between
Fountains and Byland over lands at Niddersdale. Roger reigned as
abbot of Rievaulx in 1239.