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Benefice of BRECON

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This figure is the total assessed value of the benefice. Note that for a cathedral church a zero figure is given because its assessed value is derived from holdings which are listed elsewhere in the taxatio text.

     Assessment for tax:
£ 20. 0s. 0d.

The modern name of the benefice together with the church dedication and the grid reference of the church building (the latter can be used to access Google Maps). Constituent parts of the benefice, such as vicarage, dependent chapels, pensions, portions and prebends, with their values, are also listed here.

     Benefice details:
SO044290 ded: ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST      ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST as in evidence of 1404 and 1486     

The patronage status of the benefice in 1291-2, the date of the taxatio, as much as can be found in contemporary or near-contemporary sources. The line includes the type of patronage: ecclesiastical, secular or monastic; the name of the patron; and for monastic patrons, the order of their religious house.

monastic, Brecon, Brecknock, priory, Benedictine Monks 1     

Whether or not the benefice was appropriated at or near 1291-2, the date of the taxatio. The line includes the type of position instituted, collated or presented, and the date. The information is shown only if available from contemporary or near-contemporary sources.

     If appropriated:
Yes (inst.) vicarage 1404

The Full Entry section displays the basic text of the new edition of the taxatio based on the Latin texts available. Each line represents a taxable item. The full Latin text from the manuscript appears on the left in bold. The corresponding value appears on the right both in pounds shillings and pence and beneath in marks

     Full entry:
Ecclesia de Brechon'     
£ 20. 0s. 0d.

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1 It must be noted that the value of this church to the prior, in Brecon priory's listing of its income in Brecon archdeaconry as assessed in 1291, is 19l., leaving a further 1l. of taxable income: CartBrecon1 292. It is not clear to whom the taxable portion of 1l. was allocated: if it had been the vicar's portion it should not not have been listed as taxable, the threshold being 4l. or less. There is no doubt about the appropriation of the parish church at Brecon to the priory, nor of the ordination of a vicarage in 1248: CowleyMonOrd 178, 188, CartBrecon1 288-9, RegStDavids1 310, RegStDavids2 464-6.     

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