Ffynh 4F

... there was no pot, nor pan, nor monk in the said house [Monmouth] except one who boards in the town. The prior is in sanctuary at Garwey. It is of the King’s foundation and all the country marvels that there is no reformation, as it can spend 60 pounds a year all charges borne ... I intend to suppress the said house for the voice of the country is that while ye have monks there ye shall have neither good rule nor good order there; and I hear such saying by the common people of all the houses of monks that ye have within Wales.

(John Vaughan, monastic visitor, to Thomas Cromwell, 1536 in G. Williams, The Welsh Church from Conquest to Reformation, 1962, p. 389 [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )