Kington S. Michael
Community ID
 
821
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Mary, S. Michael at Kington, S. Michael, S. Mary de Pratis
 
Town
 
Salsibury
 
Diocese
 
Salisbury
 
Region
 
Wiltshire
 
Modern Location
 
Derby
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary and Michael (needs further research to verify).
 
Date Founded
 
1155 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1536
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine rule
 
Foundation Information
 

S. Thompson lists Robert, son of Wayfer de Brinton and Eva, his wife, as a probable founder. She also lists Empress Matilda as a less probable foundress (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 224, 164).

 
Population Counts
 

There were 8 nuns besides the priress in the time of Henry VII, but only 4 at suppression.

 
Social Characteristics
 

The sister of the founder's wife entered the community (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 179).

 
Income
 

In 1535 the community's net income was valued at over 25 pounds.

 
Admin. Notes
 

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Contributors
 
Marilyn Oliva
 
Date Started
 
1155
 
Date Finished
 
1536
 
Length
 
1087