The Last Days of the Abbeys of Durford and Titchfield and A Case of Mistaken Identity
The entries for John Simpson in the lists of the heads of the Premonstratensian abbeys of Durford, Sussex, and Titchfield, Hampshire, given in The Heads of Religious Houses: England and Wales 1377–1540, identify him with John Salisbury alias Thetford, later dean of Norwich and bishop of Sodor and Man. That identification first appears to have been made by F J Baigent in a list of abbots of Titchfield compiled from the registers of the bishops of Winchester and was followed by F A Gasquet, who named the last abbot of Titchfield, in office 1536–7, as John Sampson or Sympson and in parenthesis identified him as John Salysbury, suffragan bishop of Thetford. The relevant register, that of Stephen Gardiner, bishop of Winchester 1531–51 and 1553–5, however, shows that John Simpson and John Salisbury were different men. This paper aims to demonstrate that they were, indeed, different men, explaining how they became confused and conflated. In doing so it offers an account of the final days of the abbeys of Durford and Titchfield.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2016
More about this publication?
- Hampshire Studies is the peer-reviewed annual journal of the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society. The first journal appeared in 1887 and volumes over 3 years old are available free of charge from the Society's website http://www.hantsfieldclub.org.uk/publications/ The Society will accept for publication in its journal suitable articles and notes relating to archaeology, architecture, buildings, geology, history, natural history and environment, provided that these contain a substantial reference to Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Submit a Paper
- Subscribe to this Title
- Membership Information
- Terms & Conditions
- Back issues via the Society's website (free of charge)
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites