Elsey
Community ID
 
1363
 
Town
 
Iserlohn
 
Diocese
 
Cologne, now Paderborn
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary, S. Sebastian
 
Date Founded
 
1223 or earlier; 1378 (women only)
 
Date Terminated
 
1808-1811
 
Religious Order
 
Premonstratensian
 
Foundation Information
 

This community was founded before 1223 as a Premonstratensian double house. From 1378 it housed women only.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

The archives for the community are housed in the parish archive in Elsey and the princely archive in Rheda.

 
Secondary Sources
 

[1]Monasticon Westfaliae.
[2]Merx, O. Urkundenbuch des Clarissenklosters Clarenberg (Dortmund, 1908)?
[3]Kloster Elsey um 1223

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

From the period of the Reformation to its final dissolution, the convent functioned as a Protestant women's chapter (Damenstift).

 
Admin. Notes
 

More research necessary

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Date Started
 
1223
 
Date Finished
 
1808
 
Length
 
548