Marrick
Community ID
 
844
 
Alternate Names
 
Maryke; Marige; S. Mary and S. Andrew. Known as Maryke at termination.
 
Town
 
York
 
Diocese
 
York
 
Region
 
Yorkshire
 
Medieval Location
 
Marrick
 
Modern Location
 
Marrick
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary and Andrew of Marrick, to whom the original parish church was dedicated.
 
Date Founded
 
1154-58 or earlier
 
Date Terminated
 
1540
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded by Roger de Aske during the reign of Henry II.

 
Population Counts
 

There were 17 in 1536. Exempted from suppression in 1536, the house was surrendered in November 1540 by the prioress and 16 nuns, the prioress and 12 nuns being granted pensions (Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales, 214).

 
Dependent Communities
 

Hospital of Stainmoor; the hospital of Rerecross.

 
Visitations
 

There was a visitation in 1252 under the archiepiscopate of Walter Gray. The records for this visitation are incomplete.

 
Assets/Property
 

The community's asets were largely lands in Marrick and adjacent villages.

 
Income
 

Income derived from the church S. Andrew of Marrick. In 1535 the community's net income was valued at over 48 pounds (Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales, 214).

 
Charitable/Work
 

Several charters of the community provide specifically for help for the infirm and weak (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 42). Almsgiving may have been important to the community as well. A total of 9 pounds, 4 shillings and 7 denier were devoted to this purpose, a sizeable amount of the nunnery's income Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 43).

 
Early Documents
 

[1] Confirmation charters (During the rule of Edward III)
[2] Records a visitation in 1252.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

Not suppressed in 1536, although the reasons for this are unclear.

 
Conversi/ae and servants
 

Nuns, sisters, brethren and a master are recorded in 1252.

 
Admin. Notes
 

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Early Documents--J Romyn(at the age of epi WHAT IS EPI???)

 
Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Date Started
 
1154
 
Date Finished
 
1540
 
Length
 
1809