Saints of Britain from Cressy's Church History Of Brittany

From Appendix I
An essay on the Welsh saints or the primitive Christians, Rees (1836)

  • 1. Joseph of Arimathea; apostle of the Britons and founder of a church at Glastonbury. Commemorated March 17. Died at Glastonbury July 27, A. D. 82.
  • 2. Mansuetus, a Caledonian Briton; disciple of St. Peter at Rome, and afterwards bishop of Toul in Lorrain. Commemerated Sept. 3. Died A. D. 89.
  • 3. Aristobulus, a disciple of St. Peter or St. Paul; sent as an apostle to the Britons and was the first bishop in Britain. Commemerated March 15. Died at Glastonbury A. D. 99.
  • 4. Claudia, supposed to have been a daughter of Caractacus, and the wife of Pudens. Commemerated Aug. 7. Died at Sabinum, a city of Umbria in Italy A. D. 110.
  • 5. Beatus, converted in Britain, afterwards a disciple of St. Peter at Rome. His first name was Suetonius. He became the apostle of the Helvetians. Commemerated May 9. Died A. D. 110, at Underseven in Helvetia.
  • 6. Phagan; successor to Joseph in his Prefecture at Glastonbury.
  • 7. Marcellus, a Briton; bishop of Tongres and Triers; the first British martyr, but he suffered out of the island. Commemerated Sept. First Martyred A. D. 166.
  • 8. Timotheus, a son of Pudens and Claudia, and born at Rome; apostle to the Britons. Martyred at Rome A. D. 166, and commemorated March 24.
  • 9. Theanus, the first bishop of London, about the year 185.
  • 10. Elvanus, successor to St. Theanus. Cressy mentions his companion Medwinus, but does not call him a saint.
  • 11. Lucius, king of Britain, "the first among kings which received the faith of Christ." Converted in his old age A. D. 182, and his baptism is commemorated by the Romish Church May 26. After having established Christianity over the whole of his dominions he became the apostle of Bavaria, Rhaetia, and Vindelicia. He was slain near Curia in Germany A. D. 201. His martyrdom is Commemerated Dec. 3.
  • 12. Emerita; sister of Lucius, and his companion in Germany; martyred at Trimas near Curia, A. D. 193. Commemerated Dec. 4.
  • 13. Fugatius or Phaganus; and
  • 14. Damianus or Diruvianus; Legates sent from Rome by Pope Eleutherius to baptize King Lucius. They both died in the year 191, and are commemorated together May 24.
  • 15. Mello, Mallo, Melanius, or Meloninus, a Briton; bishop of Rouen in France. Commemerated Oct. 22. Died A. D. 280.
  • 16. Albanus of Verolam, the first martyr in Britain. His memory is celebrated in the English Martyrology on the twenty second of July, and in the Galilean on the twenty second of June. Martyred A. D. 287.
  • 17. Amphibalus, a native of Caerleon, and the instructor of St. Alban. Martyred at Rudburn A. D. 287. His translation is Commemerated June 25.
  • 18. Julius; and
  • 19. Aaron; natives of Caerleon, at which place they were martyred together, soon after the martyrdom of St. Amphibalus. Commemerated together July 1.
  • 20. Stephanus; and
  • 21. Socrates; "two noble British Christians" and disciples of St. Amphibalus, martyred in the persecution of Dioclesian.
  • 22. Nicholas, a bishop of North Britain, for his piety styled Culdaeus. Mart. A. D. 296.
  • 23. Stephanus, the seventh bishop of London, is called a martyr, though he died a natural death, A. D. 300.
  • 24. Augulus, eighth bishop of London, Died in the year 305, and Commemerated Feb. 7.
  • 25. Helena, wife of Constantius emperor of Rome, and the mother of Constantine. Died A. D. 326; Commemerated Aug. 18.
  • 26. Constantine, emperor of Rome. Died A. D. 337; Commemerated May 21.
  • 27. Gudwal, a bishop of Britain. In the latter part of his hfe he lived in Flanders, where he died June 6, A. D. 403, on which day he is also commemorated. The feast of the translation of his body to the monastery of Ghent is celebrated on the third day before the Nones of December.
  • 28. Kebius, a son of Solomon duke of Cornwall, and disciple of St. Hilary bishop of Poictiers, He was consecrated a bishop by St. Hilary, and he placed his see in the Isle of Anglesey, where he died A. D. 370.
  • 29. Moses, apostle of the Saracens; said to have been a Briton. Commemerated Feb. 7.
  • 30. Regulus, a native of Greece; missionary to the Picts. Commemerated August 28.
  • 31. Melorus, son of Melianus duke of Cornwall. Martyred A. D. 411. Festival August 28.
  • 32. Palladius, a Roman; apostle to the Scots. Died in 431. Commemerated January 27; He had two distinguished disciples, Servanus, bishop of the Orkneys, and Tervanus, successor to St. Ninian or Ninianus.
  • 33. Carantac or Cernac, son of Keredic prince of Cardigan; a disciple and attendant of St. Patrick. Died at Chernach in Ireland on the seventeenth of the Calends of June.
  • 34. Luman, a British saint and companion of St. Patrick. Founder of the church of Trim in Ireland.
  • 35. Winwaloc, a famous British saint, who settled in Armorica. His death A. D. 432 is commemorated March 3, and his translation to the Blandin monastery at Ghent is celebrated August I.
  • 36. Ninianus, a Cumbrian Briton; the first bishop of the Southern Picts. He died A. D. 432.
  • 37. Germanus, bishop of Auxerre; and
  • 38. Lupus, bishop of Troyes; deputed by Pope Celestine to reform the British Church in 429. St. Germanus visited Britain a second time A. D. 435, accompanied by Severus, bishop of Triers.
  • 39. Briocus, a Briton of the province of Corticia; a disciple of St. Germanus, and bishop of Brieu in Armorica. Commemerated April 30.
  • 40. Bachiarius, "by Nation a Brittain and Disciple of Saint Patrick; he addicted himself to the study of litterature at Caerleon." Died A. D. 460.
  • 41. Ursula, daughter of Dionatus prince of Cornwall. Martyred with the eleven thousand virgins, A. D. 453. Commemerated Oct. 21.
  • 42. Cordula, one of the eleven thousand virgins; Oct. 22.
  • 43. Voadinus, archbishop of London; martyred by the Saxons A. D. 457, Commemerated July 3.
  • 44. Patrick, the apostle of Ireland. Born A. D. 361 in a valley of the country of the Demetae, called " Rossina," where the cathedral of St. David's was afterwards built. Died at Glastonbury A. D. 472, aged 111.
  • 45. Brigit, an Irish saint and disciple of St. Patrick; she visited Britain in 488. Died at Down in Ireland A. D. 502. Commemorated Feb. 1.
  • 46. Sophias, the son of Guilleicus prince of the Ordovices. "He was by another name called Cadocus." Consecrated bishop of Beneventum in Italy. Died A. D. 490; Commemerated January 24. (Cressy says this person ought not to be confounded with another St. Cadocus, who was an abbot.)
  • 47. Keina, "daughter of Braganus prince of Brecknock." She died on the eighth day before the Ides of October, A. D. 490.
  • 48. Almedha, a martyr; sister to St. Keina. Commemorated August 1.
  • 49. Canoe, eldest son of Braganus. Commemerated February 11. Floruit circa 492.
  • 50. Clitanc or Clintanc, " King of Brecknock and Martyr, A. D. 482. Commemerated August 19.
  • 51. Richard, born in Britain A. D. 455. Consecrated bishop of Andria. The first converted Saxon. Commemerated April 9.
  • 52. Gunleus, "Prince of the Southern Brittains." Commemerated March 29.
  • 53. Cadoc, abbot of Llancarvan; son of St. Gunleus. Died about A. D. 500. Commemerated February 24.
  • 54. Tathai, a British saint; president of a college at Caerwent, and tutor to St. Cadoc the abbot.
  • 55. Dogmael or Tegwel. "A famous Abbey in Pembrokeshire took its name from him." He died about the year 500. Commemorated June 14.
  • 56. Bernach, an abbot; commemorated on the seventh of the Ides of April.
  • 67. Petrock, born of princely parentage in Wales. He lived some time in Ireland and afterwards settled in Cornwall, where he died A. D. 564.
  • 58. Meven, patron of a monastery in Armorica. He was born in Britain, but the time when he lived is not mentioned. "Judicael, Prince of the Armorici or Lesser Brittany, who descended from our Brittany, built the said Monastery." A. D. 564.
  • 59. Gildas Albanius, son of Can the king of Albania. Died on the fourth day before the Calends of February A. D. 512. Commemorated January 29. Not to be confounded with St. Gildas, abbot of Bangor, who is styled Sapiens, Historicus, and Badonicus.
  • 60. Daniel, the first bishop of Bangor. Died A. D. 544, and is commemorated December 10.
  • 6L Justinian, a native of Armorica, who suffered martyrdom from the hands of his own servants in the island of Ramsey. Commemorated August 23.
  • 62. Paternus, a native of Armorica; he visited Wales in 516, and was the first bishop of Llanbadarn Fawr in Cardiganshire. Commemerated May 15.
  • 63. Darerca, born in Britain; sister of St. Patrick. Died A. D. 518.
  • 64. Mel, a son of St. Darerca.
  • 65. Rioch, a son of St. Darerca: "by Nation a Brittain, near kinsman to Patrick, by whom he was ordained a Bishop in Ireland."
  • 66. Menni, a son of St. Darerca.
  • 67. Sechnallus or Secundinns, a son of St. Darerca.
  • 68. Auxilius, a son of St. Darerca; consecrated bishop of Leinster by St. Patrick.
  • 69. Dubricius; consecrated bishop of Llandaff by St. Germanus in 436, and raised to the archbishoprick of Caerleon in 492. Died in the Isle of Bardsey A. D. 522. His remains were translated to Llandaff on the Nones of May, 1120, and buried there on the fourth day before the Calends of June by Bishop Urban.
  • 70. Theliau (Teilo). He succeeded St. Dubricius as bishop of Llandaff "and if the authority of the English Martyrologe fayle not, he dyed not untill the coming of S. Augustine the Monk into Brittany." He died on the fifth day before the Ides of February, but is commemorated as a martyr November 26.
  • 71. Paulens or Paulinus, a disciple of St. Germanus, and instructor of St. David and St. Theliau.
  • 72. Nennion, a bishop of North Britain, successor to St. Ninianus. Floruit circa 520.
  • 73. Kined, an anchorite of Western Gower; probably the same as St. Keneth. He was contemporary with St. David.
  • 74. Aedan, a disciple of St. David and the first bishop of Ferns. He is called by the Irish St. Maidoc or Moedhog.
  • 75. David, the first archbishop of Menevia. Died March 1. A. D. 544, aged 82.
  • 76. John, a British saint in France. Died 537; Commemerated June 27.
  • 77. Mochta or Mochseus, a British saint in Ireland; consecrated bishop of Lowth by St. Patrick. Died in 537; commemorated on the thirteenth day before the Calends of September.
  • 78. Iltutus, a saint in Glamorganshire, contemporary with St. Cadocus. The year in which died is uncertain. Commemerated November 7.
  • 79. Sampson, a disciple of St. Iltutus, and afterwards archbishop of Menevia and of Dole in Brittany. Died A. D. 599; Commemerated July 28.
  • 80. Piro, an abbot of a monastery not from far that of St. Iltutus, with whom he was contemporary.
  • 81. Conaid, called by the French St. Mein or Mevennius. (Qu. the same as No. 58.) He accompanied St. Samson to Bretagne, where he died in 590; Commemerated June 15.
  • 82. Malo, Maclovius, or Machutus, a native of Glamorganshire; he was a kinsman of St. Sampson, and went with him to Bretagne, where he was appointed bishop of Aleth. He died in France A. D. 564; commemorated November 15.
  • 83. Doc, "a Holy British Abbot," who flourished about the year 540.
  • 84. Kentigern, a North Briton; bishop of St. Asaph in Wales and of Glasgow in Scotland. Died A. D. 601, aetatis suae 85; comm, Jan. 13.
  • 85. Theodoric, prince of Glamorganshire. He died at Merthyr Teudric, now called Merthirn.
  • 86. Oudoceus, successor of St. Teilo in the see of Llandaflf; commemorated on the sixth day before the Nones of July.
  • 87. Gildas Badonicus; the historian, and second apostle of Ireland. Died A, D. 583; Commemerated Jan. 28.
  • 88. Columba, a native of Ireland, and missionary to the Picts. Died A. D. 597.
  • 89. Beuno, a monk of North Wales, and instructor of St. Winefride. Died A. D. 660; Commemerated Jan. 14.
  • 90. Senan, another instructor of St. Winefride. Died 660; Commemerated April 29.
  • 91. Winefride, a holy virgin of North Wales; Commemerated Nov. 3.
  • 92. Deifer, the successor of St. Beuno in the tuition of St. Winefride. Died A. D. 664; Commemerated March 7.
  • 93. Elerius, abbot of a monastery in the Vale of Clwyd. He flourished about the year 650.
  • 94. Winoc, a son of Judicael king of the Britons: he and three of his brothers, Kadanoc, Ingenoc, and Madoc, were monks of the monastery of St. Sithiu under St. Bertin. Died 717; Commemerated Nov. 6. This saint founded the monastery of St. Winoc on the confines of France and Flanders.
  • 95. Judoc, another brother of St. Winoc; he flourished about 650.
  • 96. Baruck, a hermit. Buried in the Isle of Barry, Glamorganshire, about the year 700.
  • 97. Decumanus, a hermit, born of noble parents in tlie Southwestern parts of Wales. Murdered A. D. 706; Commemerated Aug. 27.
  • 98. Juthwara, a devout British virgin, martyred in some part of South Wales, A. D. 740; Commemerated Dec. 23.
  • 99. Eadwara, and
  • 100. Wilgitha, and
  • 101. Sidwella; sisters of St. Juthwara.

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