Catley Double Monastery
Community ID
 
988
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Mary
 
Town
 
Lincoln
 
Diocese
 
Lincoln
 
Region
 
Lincolnshire
 
Medieval Location
 
The priory took the entire island of Catley.
 
Modern Location
 
Catley
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary
 
Date Founded
 
1148-1154
 
Date Terminated
 
1538
 
Religious Order
 
Gilbertine
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded by Peter of Billinghay.

 
Notable Heads
 

Margaret Gastwek, occurs 1538.

 
Population Counts
 

There were 60 females and 35 monks in 12th century. There were 5 females and 3 monks in 1538. There were 4 canons in 1377.

 
Secular Political Affiliations
 

It received [?] 7 sacks annually and parts of knight's fee.

 
Relative Wealth
 

One of the poorest Gilbertine houses.

 
Assets/Property
 

They were considered poor in 1254. It held spiritualities amounting to about 20 pounds and temporalities amounting to 30 pounds. In 1291 the income from temporalities was under 34 pounds. It held lands in Bilingey and Walcot (Dugdale).

 
Income
 

In 1338 the community sufferred serious financial difficulties. There were fires. The murrain loss of tenants. In 1535, the community's net income was estimated to be over 34 pounds.

 
Litigations
 

It received 7 sacks annually and parts of knights' fee.

 
Art & Artifacts
 

There was a thirteenth-century oval shaped seal which depicted the Virgin on a throne with a crown with the holy child on her left knee. To the right of the base there is a prior kneeling in prayer below an arch. The legend reads:S . PRIORATUS . DE . CATTELE.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

Foundation date : in the age of Stephen, according to Oliva.

 
Admin. Notes
 

[V0239]
Assets/Properties--I have read spirit and temp to refer to spiritualities and temporalities. I have reinterpreted the word Latin in Assets/Properties to possibly refer to pounds. {i.e. from L= meaning not Latin, but referring to the British pound} Is this plausible????? YES!!! See Knowles and Hadcock, which mentions temporalities!!!!

 
Contributors
 
Marilyn Oliva
 
Date Started
 
1148
 
Date Finished
 
1538
 
Length
 
1081