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A chronological list of the abbots of Roche

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ABBOT
DATES
Notable points
c. 1147-c. 1159
Founding abbot; probably from Newminster.
c. 1159-c.1171
Built up the abbey's possessions.
c.1171-c. 1179
Local; helped build up the abbey's possessions.
c. 1179-c. 1184
Local; borrowed extensively from the Jews of York and landed the abbey in great debt.
c. 1184-c. 1213
Cellarer of Fountains; one of the ablest abbots; set the community back on their feet.
REGINALD
c. 1213-c. 1228/9
Increased the abbey's wealth; buildings completed.
RICHARD
Occurs September 1229 - January 1241; ruled sixteen years.

WALTER OF WADWORTH
Occurs May 1246; ruled fourteen years.
Local; first abbot of Roche to sit in parliament.
JORDAN
Occurs 6 May 1253; mentioned in 1282 as former abbot.

ALAN
Occurs 1268.

PHILIP


ROBERT
Occurs 1279x80; references until 1282.

Occurs July 1285.

1286; references until 1297.
Stephen presided over the abbey during tumultuous times.
JOHN
Professed obedience 1300.

Professed obedience and blessed 1300; occurs 1305.
Turbulent times; constantly summoned to parliament (war against France and the Scots); valley of Roche ravaged (1322).
Professed obedience and blessed 1324; occurs 1328.

Professed obedience 1330.
Local; grave financial problems, temporarily helped by gift of Hatfield.
JOHN
Occurs 1341.

ADAM
c. 1347-c. 1349

SIMON OF BAKEWELL
Confirmed 1358.

JON OF ASTON
1396

JOHN OF DURHAM
Occurs 1364.

Occurs 1392.

WILLIAM
Occurs 1413-38.

JOHN GRAY
Mentioned 1439.

WILLIAM TICKHILL
1479-86
Local; one in morals, knowledge of temporals and experience of age sufficiently furnished. 1
THOMAS THURNE
1486

WILIAM BURTON
Confirmed 1487.

JOHN MORPETH
Confirmed 1491.

JOHN HESLINGTON
1503

1531-8
The final abbot of Roche who surrendered the house in 1538.