Abraham (Bishop of St David's)

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Abraham (died 1080) was Bishop of St David's and the Cathedral Close in Pembrokeshire, Wales from 1078, when he succeeded Sulien, until his murder in 1080, during a Viking invasion.[1][2][3][a] Sulien then served again as bishop.[2]

His two sons, Isaac and Hedd, are commemorated on a c. early-twelfth-century stone cross discovered in 1891 in St David's Cathedral. The Abraham Stone now resides in the Tower Gate House and Bell Tower of the original cathedral city.[7][1]


  1. ^ St David's Cathedral states that Abraham was bishop from 1076 to 1078.[4][5][6] His year of death as given by the cathedral as 1078[5] and 1080.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b "Abraham (Bishop of St David's)". Dictionary of Welsh Biography. National Library of Wales. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b J. Wyn Evans; Jonathan M. Wooding (2007). St David of Wales: Cult, Church and Nation. Boydell Press. pp. 33, 84, 300. ISBN 978-1-84383-322-2. 
  3. ^ Paul Dalton; Charles Insley; Louise J. Wilkinson (2011). Cathedrals, Communities and Conflict in the Anglo-Norman World. Boydell Press. pp. 99, 110. ISBN 978-1-84383-620-9. 
  4. ^ "Past & Present Bishops & Deans". St David's Cathedral. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Archaeologia Cambrensis. W. Pickering. 1892. p. 78. 
  6. ^ Philip Appleby Robson (1901). The Cathedral Church of Saint David's: a short history and description of the fabric and episcopal buildings. G. Bell. pp. 79, 93. 
  7. ^ a b "Tower Gate House and Bell Tower". St David's Cathedral. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "A Brief History Of The Cathedral". St David's Cathedral. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 

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