Bedwyn
Community ID
 
2774
 
Date Founded
 
900 - 950 or before
 
Date Terminated
 
1066 or earlier
 
Notable Members/Residents/Guests
 

Aelthelthryth may have been an abbess of the community or of Nunnaminster (Wessex and England from Alfred to Edgar : Six Essays on Political, Cultural, and Ecclesiastical Revival). Foot sees this as dubious (Veiled Women, vol. 2, 36-37.

 
Secular Political Affiliations
 

The land at Bedwyn was in royal hands by 1066 Domesday Book: a survey of the counties of England I, fo. 64 vb).

 
Litigations
 

A nunne, Aelthelthryth, witnessed the manumission of a woman connected with Bedwyn.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

The community at Bedwyn has been thought to include women only because a nunne witnessed a transaction relating to Bedwyn. Foot questions the interpretation of the evidence, noting that this witness, Aethelthryth, could have been a single vowess living next to the male community or she could have had no connection at all(Veiled Women, 36-37).

 
Contributors
 
Ruth Robbins
 
Date Started
 
900
 
Date Finished
 
1066