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William Stanley, Prior, c1429

Posted by on Friday, 5 February, 2010

Priors of Down

William Stanley is Prior and the Primate complains that he kept a concubine, the daughter of Shane Boyd MeicShymyn, and rarely celebrated Divine Offices, and reduced the number of his monks, etc. He is still Prior in 1444 and 1449 (Cal. Reg. Swayne, 178; Cal. Reg. Prene, 144, 147).

J.B. Leslie and H.R. Swanzy ‘Biographical succession lists of the clergy of diocese of Down’
Enniskillen: Fermanagh Times, 1936, page 18.

Cal. Reg. = Calendar of Register