Nunburnholme
Community ID
 
845
 
Alternate Names
 
Brunnum, Nun Burnholme, Brunham, Nun Burnham
 
Town
 
York
 
Diocese
 
York
 
Region
 
Yorkshire
 
Medieval Location
 
East Riding
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Date Founded
 
1189 or earlier
 
Date Terminated
 
1536
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

During the rule of Henry II the community was founded by Lord Dakers and Roger de Morlay. The Ward faily is also associated with the founding; however, further research is necessary to verify this. Thompson says only that the probable founder is a member of the de Merlay family (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 226). According to Knowles and Hadcock, the priory was founded in the time of Henry II (Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales, 216).

 
Population Counts
 

There were 6 in 1521, 8 shortly before the suppression, and 6 nuns at the time of suppression in 1536.

 
Dependent Communities
 

Seton The monastery of Seton in Coupland was a cell of Nunburnholme.

 
Income
 

In 1535 the community's net income was valued over 8 pounds.

 
Early Documents
 

[1]Records the donation by the Archepiscopalbishop. (1270)
[2] An inquiry from the archepiscopacy. (1279-80)

 
Admin. Notes
 

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Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Date Started
 
1189
 
Date Finished
 
1536
 
Length
 
1252