Bishops of St. Asaph

(From 1073 to 1623)

St Asaph was a local saint whose name is found in the neighbouring Llanasa(Asa's Church), Pantasa (Asa's Hollow), Ffynnon Asa (Asa's Well), Onen Asa (Asa's Ash-tree); these place names suggest a strong religious settlement. Asaph's name and reputation was much advanced by the creation of a new territorial episcopal see at Llanelwy in the twelfth century. From about 1073 Rhuddlan was in the possession of the Normans and it was expedient that they protected their interests and those of the Province of Canterbury, Theobald, consecrated Gilbert as its first Bishop.

Office

Holder

 

Year of
appointment and termination
Gilbert    
Galfredus   1100?-1154
Geoffrey of Monmouth   1152 -
     
Adam    
     
Anian   1268 - 1293
Llywelyn of Bromfield   1293-1315
     
John Trevor Bishop in 1345  
     
Llewelyn Ap Madoc   1357 1375
William De Spridlington   1376 - 1382
     
John Trevor    
Robert de Lancaster Abbot of Valle Crucis 1411 - 1433
     
Reginald Pecock   1450 -
     
     
Richard Redmayne   1471 - 1495
Michael Deacon   1496 - 1500
Dafydd Ap Iorwerth   1500 - 1503
Dafydd Ap Owain   1503 - 1513
Edmund Birkhead   1513 - 1518
Henry Standish   1518 - 1535
William Barlow Bishop of St David's 1536 - 1548 1536
Robert Wharton   1536 - 1554
Thomas Goldwell   1555 - 1559
Richard Davies Bishop of St David's 1561 - 1581 1560 - 1561
     
Thomas Davies d. 1573  
William Hughes   1573 - 1600
William Morgan   1601 - 1604
Richard Parry   1604 - 1623
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