Robertsbridge, William of ( - )

Abbot of Robertsbridge

Born / Died

Birth Date: n.d.
Death Date: n.d.


Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
Abbot, Sussex by 1513 before 1529 William's predecessor John Goodwin (elected 1491) last mentioned as Abbot in 1511; William mentioned as Abbot in 1513 and 1523; William's successor Thomas Taylor mentioned as Abbot in 1529

General Lands Note

'At one time or another the Abbey had property in most of the parishes in East Sussex. The monks also possessed a considerable quantity of land in the vicinity of Rye and throughout Romney Marsh' (Hodson <i>Short History of the Parish of Salehurst</i> 24)

Details of Properties


Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1517-1518 Rye (Unknown), Rye , Sussex Lord of Robertsbridge's Players

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Lord of Robertsbridge's Players Robertsbridge, William of (0 - 0) Players 1

Owned Venues

Venue Name County Venue Type
Abbot's House, Robertsbridge Sussex Monastic residence

Bibliographic Sources

Hodson, Leonard J. A Short History of the Parish of Salehurst (Sussex). Robertsbridge: The Author, 1914.
Salzman, L.F., C.R.J. Currie and T.P. Hudson. The Victoria History of the County of Sussex. Victoria History of the Counties of England. 8 vols. London: Oxford UP, 1905–7 [vols 1–2], 1935 [3], 1953 [4], 1997 [5], 1980–7 [6], 1940 [7], 1937 [9].