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ABRAHAM (d. 1080 ), bishop of S. Davids (‘euream’ in Pen. MS. 20).

Abraham succeeded to the see on the resignation of Sulien in 1078 . According to MS. C of Ann. C. , he was murdered by the ‘gentiles’ who ravaged S. Davids in 1080 . The inscribed memorial cross of his sons, Hedd and Isaac , was discovered in the cathedral in 1891 .

Sources:

  • A History of Wales: from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest , 222, 460;
  • Archaeologia Cambrensis , 1938 , 54-6.

Author:

Sir John Edward Lloyd, D.Litt., F.B.A., F.S.A. (1861-1947), Bangor

Published date: 1959