Foukeholme
Community ID
 
843
 
Alternate Names
 
Fyckeholme, S. Stephen , Foukeholme or Thimbleby, S. Stephen's Thimbleby, Foulkholme
 
Town
 
York
 
Diocese
 
York
 
Region
 
Yorkshire
 
Medieval Location
 
Originally some lands end up in the hands of S. James hospital Northallerton, York , near Northallerton , township of Thimbleby , par Osmotherley
 
Modern Location
 
Foukeholme
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Dedication
 
S. Stephen
 
Date Founded
 
1203/4 or earlier
 
Date Terminated
 
1349 (circa)
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

The Colville family is perhaps responsible for the foundation, according to S. Thompson (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 221).

 
Incorporated By
 

The community may have been incorporated by St James Hospital in Northallerton after dissolution. Further research is necessary to verify whether this is accurate or not.

 
Secular Political Affiliations
 

A charter, which probably dates from the first decades of the 13th century, states that the prioress and convent entrust themselves and all their goods to William de Coleville, their patron. On the death of the prioress, another shall be elected with the agreement of William or his heirs, also no magister or custos shall be given authority and no new nuns taken in the community without the patron's or his heir's consent. It would seem that this agreement was to settle previous disputes between the nuns and Philip de Coleville, William's father (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 186).

 
Early Documents
 

The plea roll of John I (about 1200/ 1240) describes a negotiation with a patron.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

Foundation date: during the reign of John I.

 
Admin. Notes
 

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Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Contributors Notes
 

The last record of the priory is in 1349 and it possibly became extinct at the Black Death (Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales, 212).

 
Date Started
 
1203
 
Date Finished
 
1349
 
Length
 
1758