Neasham
Community ID
 
908
 
Town
 
Durham
 
Diocese
 
Durham
 
Region
 
Durham
 
Modern Location
 
Neasham
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary
 
Date Founded
 
1156 or earlier
 
Date Terminated
 
1540
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

S. Thompson lists the probable founder as Emma de Teise (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 226).

 
Population Counts
 

There were only 4 nuns in 1381; in 1428, 8 were present; and there were 8 nuns in 1535. 7 nuns still received pensions in 1553 (Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales, 215).

 
Income
 

The community's net income in 1535 was over 20 pounds (Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales, 215).

 
Early Documents
 

[1]Papal confirmation of the founding of Neasham. (1156-7)
[2]Confirmation charter of Henry II

 
Published Primary Sources
 

Papsturkunden in England Volume 1:317-8, n. 67.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

According to Oliva the foundation date is 1203.

 
Admin. Notes
 

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Contributors
 
Marilyn Oliva
 
Date Started
 
1156
 
Date Finished
 
1540
 
Length
 
958