Constantine was brought to S. Davids diocese by bishop Barlow , who made him vicar of Llawhaden . Following some unguarded remarks to John Barlow in 1539 , Constantine was denounced to Cromwell as a ‘sacramentary’ and was lodged in the Tower . He regained favour, however, and became registrar of S. Davids in 1546 , royal visitor of the diocese in 1547 , archdeacon of Carmarthen in 1549 , and prebendary of Llangamarch . Anticipating official policy, he had the high altar at S. Peter's , Carmarthen , pulled down and replaced by a table, thereby occasioning much consternation. Though an ardent Protestant and registrar of the diocese , he played a leading part in the opposition to bishop Ferrar , at whose trial he sat as a judge with bishop Henry Morgan . Later in Mary 's reign, however, he was deprived of his registrarship and his livings. In the summer of 1559 Elizabeth appointed him one of the visitors for the western circuit of dioceses , and in Nov. 1559 he became archdeacon of Brecon . Since his successor there was instituted on 3 Feb. 1561 , Constantine would seem to have d. late in 1560 or early in 1561 . He was married and had one daughter, who became the wife of Thomas Young .
Sir Glanmor Williams, M.A., Swansea
Published date: 1959