This diocese extends into the counties of Caernarvon, Merioneth, Montgomery, Denbigh, and over the whole of Anglesey. Attached to the cathedral there are a dean, three archdeacons, viz. Anglesey, Bangor, and Merioneth, a precentor, chancellor, and treasurer, two canons or prebends, and two vicars choral.
A bishopric is said to have been erected here before the middle of the sixth century by Malgo Conan prince of North Wales.
Daniel was made the first bishop of the see about the year 516. He is supposed to have died about 10th Dec. 544, and been buried at Bardsey.
Ellodu was bishop of Bangor or Venedotia; ob. about 811.
Mordaf held the see about 940. King Edgar is said to have refounded the cathedral in 975.
Hervæus was the first bishop of Bangor, about whom there is any certainty, but the date of his taking possession of the see is not known; he was consecrated by Thomas archbishop of York during the vacancy of
- This diocese was prospectively united with St. Asaph by order in council dated 12 Dec. 1838; but the arrangement was annulled by stat. 10 and 11 Vict. c. 108.
- There were formerly three archdeaconries, Bangor, Anglesey, and Merioneth, but the first two were added to the bishopric of Bangor by act of parliament in 1685; they were dissevered from the bishopric by stat. 6 & 7 Vict, cap. 77, 8, and the two archdeaconries were united under the name of the archdeaconry of Bangor, and a canonry residentiary in the cathedral church of Bangor was permanently annexed thereto by way of endowment.
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- Surnamed Cruste. Dicet. de Præsul. Angl. c. 14.