Holy Trinity
Community ID
 
1075
 
Alternate Names
 
Domus Dei, Maison Dieu, le Mesyndieu , 1455; Mezendew , 1512; God 's House of Dunwich, Fratrum Domus Dei de Donewico , seal.
 
Town
 
Ipswich
 
Diocese
 
Norwich
 
Region
 
Suffolk
 
Modern Location
 
Dunwich
 
Corporate Status
 
Hospital
 
Dedication
 
Trinity
 
Date Founded
 
1251 or earlier
 
Date Terminated
 
1754 or earlier
 
Foundation Information
 

It was founded for a master with 6 brothers & 6 sisters, in the age of king Richard III, circa 1483-5. [this needs confirmation, as it conflicts with the above foundation date]

 
Notable Heads
 

masters

 
Notable Members/Residents/Guests
 

Custodians were J de Tamworth, resigned [?] 1365; Roger de Elynton, Died before 1378, and J Wodecot, fired, 1378.

 
Patrons/Benefactors
 

It received royal patronage in the age of king Henry III(before 1272) when the first known king Edward I granted it the privilege to collect alms. Robert [di?] Sefeld, et al, received a license to donate property in 1305. Robert Sharparew was a patron in 1512. It also received other legacies. Sibyl Francis, 1455, made a contribution by testament for church fabric.

 
Secular Political Affiliations
 

Custody by royal grant to J Wodecot und false pretext revoked, 1378.

 
Assets/Property
 

The hospital had land holdings It was in debt in 1323 & faced poverty circa 1330. In 1337 : alleged inside royal alms grants.

 
Income
 

Income was derived from the testaments of benefactors and from alms, by privilege king Edward I, in 1306; this was renewed in 1311-37.

 
Litigations
 

Custody by royal grant to J Wodecot und false pretext revoked , 1378. The brothers & sisters sue to recover cross usurped by the Abbot of the male monastery of S. Osyth, outside Essex, in 1306.

 
Early Documents
 

[1] The first document is during the age of Hery III (1216-72).

 
Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Date Started
 
1251
 
Date Finished
 
1754
 
Length
 
877