S. Osyth's at Chich
Community ID
 
2797
 
Dedication
 
St. Osyth
 
Date Founded
 
653
 
Date Terminated
 
870 circa
 
Foundation Information
 

According to the Vita of St. Osyth, this seventh century Mercian princess was forced to wed Sighere, the East Saxon King. The king did not consumate the marriage but released Osyth and gave her land at Chich on which to found a women's minster. She was murderd by Danish pirates (Veiled Women, vol. 2, 160).

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

Several donations were made to St. Osyth's after 870; however, they seem to have been made to the church which was controlled by a succession of individuals and groups--some secular and some religious (See Veiled Women, vol. 2, 160-161 for further discussion of this).

 
Contributors
 
Ruth Robbins
 
Contributors Notes
 

This community needs further verification. According to VCH it is doubtful that this priory ever existed in this form.

 
Date Started
 
653
 
Date Finished
 
870