Jully-les-Nonnains
Community ID
 
1812
 
Town
 
Jully
 
Diocese
 
Langres
 
Region
 
6D
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Date Founded
 
1113
 
Religious Order
 
Cistercian
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

By Count Milo of Bar-sur-Seine. According to Constance Berman, this house was founded circa 1113 by Molesme. The community reputedly followed a rule established for it collectively by Guy, second abbot of Molesme, by Bernard of Clairvaux, and by the abbots of two or three other Cistercian houses circa 1130 (Berman, 825). Milo, count of Bar, gave Molesme the property at a castle called Jully, on which the priory was estalbished.

 
Notable Members/Residents/Guests
 

Humbelina, sister of Bernard of Clairvaux entered this house in 1133. Andrew of Baldimento's daughters Mahaut and Halvide also belonged to Jully.

 
Priveleges & Papal Exemptions
 

In 1145 pope Eugenius III confirmed Jully's rights in a papal privilege. This privilege established that the nuns of Jully and their properties in the diocese of Langres and Chalons were under the management of Molesme. The nuns were to be enclosed and the monks of Molesme were to provide for their secular business (Berman, 827).

 
Dependent Communities
 

This community eventually had at least seven daughter houses.

 
Dependency Of
 

Molesme

 
Other Ecclesiastical Relations
 

A number of charters suggest a close relationship between this priory and the abbey of Bernard of Clairvaux, according to Berman (826).

 
Patrons/Benefactors
 

Milo, count of Bar

 
Assets/Property
 

The priory was founded on land granted by Milo, count of Bar. The bishop of Langres confirmed tithes from two villages to Jully in 1126-1136. Other charters of circa 1130 confirm rents, tithes, and other properties given to the nuns at Jully (Berman, 826). Another charter records a conveyance of tithes given to the community of nuns by Humbelina, sister of Bernard of Clairvaux, when she entered Jully in 1133. In 1128 Aanolz, widow of Walter of la Roche, gave Jully a rent of 10 livres when she entered the community. Andrew of Baldimento granted the nuns a rent of 40 solidi over a villa, paid annually at the feast of Saint Remy (Berman, 827).

 
Published Primary Sources
  
Contributors
 
Bruce L. Venarde
 
Date Started
 
1113
 
Length
 
1110