Denney
Community ID
 
830
 
Alternate Names
 
S. James and S. Leonard, Denney in 1428
 
Town
 
Ely
 
Diocese
 
Ely
 
Region
 
Cambridge
 
Medieval Location
 
The nunnery was formerly at Waterbeach.
 
Modern Location
 
Denney
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Dedication
 
Dedicated to S. James and S. Leonard
 
Date Founded
 
1342 (1160 according to Oliva)
 
Date Terminated
 
1539
 
Religious Order
 
Franciscan Minoresses
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded by nuns from Waterbeach Waterbeach. Some nuns refused to move until 1351.

 
Notable Members/Residents/Guests
 

Mary de St. Pol, Countess of Pembroke

 
Population Counts
 

There were 41 nuns here in 1379. JCR gives 35 nuns at dissolution.

 
Income
 

The net income of the community in 1535 was over 172 pounds.

 
Manuscript Sources
  
Admin. Notes
 

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Contributors
 
Marilyn Oliva
 
Date Started
 
1342
 
Date Finished
 
1539
 
Length
 
536