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Syon Abbey

Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 25, (1893) pp. 343-355.

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J.S, Burns

Prepared by Michael Steer

Syon was a monastery of the Bridgettine Order founded in 1415 that stood until its demolition in the 16th century on the left bank of the River Thames in Middlesex, on or near the site of the present Syon House. Although named in early documents as a Monastery, it is now known somewhat incorrectly as an Abbey, due to its having been presided over by an Abbess. The community, which held extensive lands in Devon was expelled at the Reformation, but returned to Devonshire in 1861. The paper pays particular attention to records of the Abbey's Devonshire possessions. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the University of Michigan Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.

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Aungier 344-5, 347-8, 351, 354-4
Baillie, Evan Esq 351-2
Brigit, Princess & Saint (Sweden) 343-4, 351-2
Butler, Alban 343
Coswell, John gent 347
Dallas, Mr James FLS 345-6
Dudley, Lord 349
Edward IV 345-6
Elizabeth I 346, 350, 353
Englefield, Sir Francis 350
Eric XIII (Sweden) 343
Grey, Lady Jane 349
Gybbs, Elizabeth 346
Henry IV 343
Henry V 343-4, 347, 352, 354-5
Henry VI 345, 347, 354
Henry VII 346
Henry VIII 345-7, 352-3
Howard, Queen Catherine 349
Jordan, Abbess Agnes 347
Luther, Martin 347
Marsh, John 350
Mary, Queen 344, 349-50
Muston, Elizabeth 346
Navarre, Henry of 351
Nichols, Captain 350
Northumberland, Duke of 351
Orange, Prince of 350
Palmer, Sister Catherine 349
Philippa, Princess 343
Pole, Cardinal 349
Pounde, John 346
Slade, William 346-7
Somerset, Duke of 349
Syon, Elizabeth Abbess of Syon 346, 352
Syon, Margaret Abbess 354
Vivian, John 350
Walsingham, Thomas 348
Wellington, Duke of 351
William I Conqueror 345
Worth, Mr R N 346, 352