Chicksands
Community ID
 
793
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Mary, or Chicksand
 
Town
 
Lincoln
 
Diocese
 
Lincoln
 
Region
 
Bedfordshire
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary
 
Date Founded
 
1150 (circa -- see Dugdale and Oliva). Thompson says between 1141 and 1153.
 
Date Terminated
 
1538
 
Religious Order
 
Gilbertine
 
Foundation Information
 

According to Holy Women of Twelfth-Century England., George FitzPeter founded the community in 1150. He buried his first wife Beatrice here. The The Victoria History of the County of Norfolk (2:412) records that he later moved her to Shouldham Double Monastery. S. Thompson lists the probable founder as Countess Rose and her husband Pain de Beauchamp (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 220).

 
Notable Heads
 

NULL prioress in 1201

 
Population Counts
 

The numbers were limited to 120 nuns and 55 brothers. The subprior, 6 "monks" and 18 nuns surrendered the house at a time when the the priorship was vacant. In 1553, 7 canons and 8 nuns were still recieving pensions. When one compares the names in the pension list, it appers doubtful that all the canons surrendered (see Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales, 171).

 
Income
 

In 1535, the community's net income was valued at over 212 pounds.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

British Library Harleian Chart. 45. I. 7.

 
Admin. Notes
 

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Contributors
 
Marilyn Oliva
 
Date Started
 
1150
 
Date Finished
 
1538
 
Length
 
1058