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William de Curtlyngton

William de Curtlyngton was Abbot of Westminster from 1315-1333. He was buried in front of the altar in the chapel of St Benedict in Westminster Abbey, next to Sir John Shorditch, but the brass figure on his gravestone and its inscription have long since disappeared. In 1303 he was one of the many monks briefly imprisoned in the Tower of London after the robbery of the treasury in the Abbey precincts. During his time as abbot he rebuilt the Abbey's manor house at Islip in Oxfordshire in a new location within the village and he had jurisdiction over the hospital of St James in London. He died on 11th September 1333. He had a nephew called John.

Died

11th September 1333

Field

Abbot

Location

Chapel of St Benedict

William de Curtlyngton
Chapel of St Benedict

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