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Alphabetical list of people associated with Roche (list of abbots)

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NAME
DATES
Notable points
Professed obedience 1330.
Local; grave financial problems, temporarily helped by gift of Hatfield.
Abbot ADAM
c. 1347-c. 1349

Abbot ALAN
Occurs 1268.

Abbot DENIS
c. 1159-c.1171
Built up the abbey's possessions.
Abbot DURAND
c. 1147-c. 1159
Founding abbot; probably from Newminster.
1531-8
The final abbot of Roche who surrendered the house in 1538.
HENRY WILSON, monk Member of the Kirkstall community at the Dissolution.  
c. 1179-c. 1184
Local; borrowed extensively from the Jews of York and landed the abbey in great debt.
Abbot JOHN
Professed obedience 1300.

Abbot JOHN
Occurs 1341.

Abbot JOHN OF ASTON
1396

JOHN DODSWORTH, monk John was a bursar of Kirkstall at the Dissolution. In 1535/6 John was accused of sodomy by Henry VIII's commissioners.
Abbot JOHN OF DURHAM
Occurs 1364.

Abbot JOHN GRAY
Mentioned 1439.

Abbot JOHN HESLINGTON
1503

Abbot JOHN MORPETH
Confirmed 1491.

JOHN ROBINSON, monk John was a member of the community at the Dissolution. Suspected of treason and imprisoned in York Castle..
Abbot JORDAN
Occurs 6 May 1253; mentioned in 1282 as former abbot.

MATILDA OF YORK, Countess of Cambridge d. 1446. Generous benefactor of Roche.
Abbot OSMUND
c. 1184-c. 1213
Cellarer of Fountains; one of the ablest abbots; set the community back on its feet.
Abbot PHILIP
Presided over the abbey during the 1270s.

Abbot REGINALD
c. 1213-c. 1228/9
Increased the abbey's wealth; buildings completed.
Abbot RICHARD
Occurs September 1229 - January 1241; ruled sixteen years.

Abbot ROBERT
Occurs 1279x80; references until 1282.

Abbot ROBERT
Professed obedience and blessed 1300; occurs 1305.
Turbulent times; constantly summoned to parliament (war against France and the Scots); valley of Roche ravaged (1322).
Occurs 1392.

c.1171-c. 1179
Local; helped to build up Roche's possessions.
     
Abbot SIMON OF BAKEWELL
Confirmed 1358.

1286; references until 1297.
Tumultuous times
Abbot THOMAS THURNE
1486

THOMAS TWELL, monk    
THOMAS WELLS, monk    
Abbot WALTER
Occurs July 1285.

Abbot WALTER OF WADWORTH
Occurs May 1246; ruled fourteen years.
Local; first abbot of Roche to sit in parliament.
Professed obedience and blessed 1324; occurs 1328.

Abbot WILLIAM
Occurs 1413-38.

Abbot WILIAM BURTON
Confirmed 1487.

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