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Memorial to Abbot William Malvern in Gloucester Cathedral
Memorial to Abbot William Malvern in Gloucester Cathedral

The Abbot of Gloucester was the title of the head of Gloucester Abbey in Gloucester, England.

The Benedictine abbey was founded about 1022 and was dedicated to Saint Peter. It is recorded that the abbey lost about a quarter of its complement of monks in 1377 due to the Black Death.

In 1540, the abbey was dissolved by King Henry VIII, and it became Gloucester Cathedral the following year.

List of abbots of Gloucester
Name Dates Notes
Eadric 1022–1058 also known as Edric
Wulfstan 1058–1072 also known as Wilstan; died on pilgrimage to Jerusalem; related to Aldred, Archbishop of York.
Serlo 1072–1104
Peter 1107–1113
William Godemon 1113–1130
Walter de Lacy 1130–1139
Gilbert Foliot 1139–1148 afterwards Bishop of Hereford (1148–1163) and Bishop of London (1163–1187).
Hamelin 1148–1179
Thomas Carbonel 1179–1205
Henry Blont 1205–1224 also known as Henry Blunt
Thomas of Bredon 1223–1228
Henry Foliot 1228–1243
John de Felda 1243–1263
Reginald de Homme 1263–1284
John de Gamages 1284–1306
John Thoky 1306–1328
John Wygmore 1328–1337
Adam of Staunton 1337–1351
Thomas Horton 1351–1377
John Boyfeld 1377–1381
Walter Froucester 1381–1412
Hugh of Morton 1412–1420
John Morwent 1420–1437
Reginald Boulers 1437–1450 afterwards Bishop of Hereford (1450–1453) and Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield (1453–1459).
Thomas Sebroke 1450–1457
Richard Hauley 1457–1472
William Farley 1472–1498
John Malvern 1498–1500
Thomas Braunche 1500–1510
John Newton 1510–1514
William Parker or Malvern 1514–1539
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