Simeon of Warwick (DNB00)

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Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 52
Simeon of Warwick

by Charles Lethbridge Kingsford
Simon of Warwick in the ODNB.

SIMEON of Warwick (d. 1296), historian, became a Benedictine monk at St. Mary's, York, and in 1258 was elected abbot, receiving the temporalities on 25 July. In 1269 he obtained the forestry of Farindale Forest from the king, and in 1270 began the rebuilding of the choir of his abbey church. He died on 6 July 1296. Simeon wrote ‘Historia Cœnobii sui’ and ‘De regula patris Benedicti.’ Both are contained in Bodleian MS. 1892. An edition of Simeon's ‘Annals,’ with extracts from the ‘Chartularies of St. Mary's, York,’ has long been projected by the Surtees Society.

[Leland's Collectanea, i. 23–4; Dugdale's Monasticon Anglicanum, iii. 538; Tanner's Bibl. Brit.-Hib. p. 673.]

C. L. K.