S. Eufemia
Community ID
 
719
 
Town
 
Tortona
 
Diocese
 
Tortona
 
Region
 
Piedmont
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Date Founded
 
325 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1807 -- supressed
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

According to tradition, the monastery was founded in the by S. Innocenzo, bishop of Tortona (d. 335).

 
Notable Heads
 

Abbesses: Gemma (1086); Adalaisa (1195); Isabella (1221); Ayudela (1243)

 
Population Counts
 

1243: 8

 
Litigations
 

On January 13, 1198, the monastery disagrees over their monatery obligatuions to the canons, although the nuns do not dispute their obligation to pay a tithe to the canons. The case is settled on November 15, 1220.

 
Early Documents
 

[1] Jan. 13, 1198: Abbess Adalasia acknowledges the canons' right to a tithe from the priory.

[2] Oct. 28, 1234: Guglielmo of Tortona arbitrates in a dispute over a vinyard.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

Tortona, Archivio Notarilie, Pergamino 30,907.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

Transferred to the city in 1571

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder; Marie Kelleher
 
Date Started
 
325
 
Date Finished
 
1807
 
Length
 
1139