Bocholt (black nuns)
Community ID
 
1300
 
Alternate Names
 
Black Cloister or small cloister, puellae parvae domus
 
Diocese
 
M√ľnster
 
Region
 
Niedersachsen, district Ahaus
 
Corporate Status
 
Unknown
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary
 
Date Founded
 
1309 or earlier
 
Date Terminated
 
1802
 
Religious Order
 
unknown
 
Foundation Information
 

The community was founded as a free religious cooperative without vows. The community originated as a community of Beguines. The statutes for the community were drawn up on December 31, 1320 by the ten beguines then in residence and were sealed by the local Dominican prior and echevins. In the statutes none of the women are designated as magistra, but the statute provided that rules for the house must be established by the "maior pars et senior" (McDonnell, 136).

 
Population Counts
 

In 1320 when the community's statutes were drawn up, there were ten religious women in residence.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

The archives are contained in the archiv auf Schloss Anholt

 
Admin. Notes
 

needs more research

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Contributors Notes
 

This community may have been one of many Beguine houses that later became Dominican convents.

 
Date Started
 
1309
 
Date Finished
 
1802
 
Length
 
897