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VAUGHAN , EDWARD (d. 1522 ), bishop of S. Davids .

Vaughan , who may have been a native of South Wales , was educated at Cambridge , where he graduated LL.D . Instituted to the church of S. Matthew , Friday Street , London , 21 June 1487 , he later held the vicarage of Islington and the prebends of Reculverland , 15 April 1493 , and Harleston , 16 Nov. 1499 , in the church of S. Pauls , as well as the treasurership of the cathedral with its accompanying prebend of Bromesbury . Made archdeacon of Lewes , 1509 , he was also consecrated bishop of S. Davids , 22 July 1509 , on the strength of a papal provision, dated 13 Jan. 1509 . As bishop , Vaughan undertook a number of splendid building projects at his cathedral , and at the episcopal residences of Lamphey and Llawhaden, Pembs. He d. Nov. 1522 , and was buried at S. Davids , in the lovely Holy Trinity chapel which he himself had built.

Sources:

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ;
  • Archaeologia Cambrensis , II, xiii, 67; V, xv, 223-6;
  • Browne Willis , A survey of the cathedral church of St. David's, and the edifices belonging to it, as they stood in the year 1715 , 1717 , 15-22, 117-8;
  • The Episcopal Registers of the Diocese of St. David's, 1397–1518 . Cymmrodorion Record Series 6, 1917–20 , ii, 783 ff., iii, 126-9;
  • Jones and Freeman , The History and Antiquities of St. David's , 1856 .

Author:

Sir Glanmor Williams, M.A., Swansea

Published date: 1959