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John D'Evesham
(Died 1222)

Abbot of Whitby
Died: 1222

After the death of Abbot Peter, the Abbacy of Whitby lay vacant for some three years. John of Evesham was eventually appointed to the office in 1214 by Nicholas, Bishop of Tusculum, the English Papal Legate who was sent to remove the interdict under which the kingdom lay in the reign of King John. To this duty was superadded the authority to make a visitation of all vacant bishoprics, abbeys and benefices, all which he filled up at his own will, without consulting either king or primate.

Edited from Frederick Ross' "The Ruined Abbeys of Britain". logo
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