Durham
Community ID
 
2807
 
Date Founded
 
1018 or before
 
Date Terminated
 
1066 or before
 
Notable Members/Residents/Guests
 

Ecfrida, daughter of Aldhun, bishop of chester-le-Street and then Durham, took the veil after her husband Kilvert repudiated her.

 
Assets/Property
 

Ecgfrida apparently lived on estates that she later gave to the church of Durham.

 
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Miscellaneous Information
 

Foot notes that, while some have taken this evidence to mean that a women's religious community existed at Durham, it is more likely that Ecgfrida lived as a vowess on her own estates and attended the local church.

 
Contributors
 
Ruth Robbins
 
Date Started
 
1018
 
Date Finished
 
1066