Southwark female (needs verification)
Community ID
 
937
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Mary Overy
 
Town
 
London
 
Region
 
Surrey
 
Modern Location
 
Southwark
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary
 
Date Founded
 
1065 or earlier (needs verification)
 
Date Terminated
 
1066 or earlier
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine/Augustinian
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

Perhaps Southwark was a female community before the conquest; by 1066 it is a male monastery of the Augustinian order.

 
Secondary Sources
  
Miscellaneous Information
 

Knowles mentions men only at Southwark. Foot raises the possibility that the Mary mentioned by John Stow could have been a vowess living on her own small inheritance rather than a community of religious women. There are no medieval references for this community.

 
Admin. Notes
 

BOSBQ = Benedictine/Augustinian

 
Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Date Started
 
1065
 
Date Finished
 
1066
 
Length
 
333