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of their number Adam with 6 companions to start it. But after 3½ years Adam was translated to Newhouse as Abbot. The list of the superiors of Torre is far from complete and little is known of the history of this important abbey beyond what may be gathered from the lately published records of the order in England. One curious story connected with the house in the 14th Century. In 1390 the Bishop solemnly excommunicated the unknown person who spread about a story that the Abbot of Torre, William Norton had murdered and beheaded on of his Canons, Simon Hastings. This accusation the Bishop pronounced to be an infamous falsehood as the canon in question was actually alive and had been seen at the

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