18, April 2016

Bardsey Abbey and all the lands belonging to it including the island itself and much of the adjacent mainland is confiscated by the Crown in 1537, as part of a great suppression of monasticism throughout Wales and England. In 1549, the island is passed to John Wyn ap Huw of Bodfel, who it is said used the island as a base for pirates, and to store the pirated goods which were then sent on for sale at Chester.

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