Harrold
Community ID
 
794
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Peter
 
Town
 
Lincoln
 
Diocese
 
Lincoln
 
Region
 
Bedfordshire
 
Medieval Location
 
Harrold was situated on land inherited through Albreda de Blosseville, wife of Sampson le Fort (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 177n).
 
Modern Location
 
Harrold
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Dedication
 
S. Peter
 
Date Founded
 
1136-1138
 
Date Terminated
 
1536
 
Religious Order
 
Augustinian
 
Rule
 
Augustinian
 
Congregation
 
Arrouais
 
Foundation Information
 

The community is founded as a depedency of Arrouaise, which it remained until before 1188, and was linked with Abbot Gervase. It included canons and maybe brothers in the years 1181-84; later it had a Master. S. Thompson lists probable founders as Hilbert Pelice or Sampson le Fort (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 222).

 
Notable Heads
 

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Agnes died 1245/Basile de la Legh, elected 1245, occurs 1252/Juliane Amice, occurs 1264 and 1268/Margery of Hereford, resigned 1304/Cecily de Cantia, elected 1304/Petronilla of Radwell, elected 1335, resigned 1354/Christine Murdak, elected 1354, resigned 1357/Maud de Tichemersh, elected 1357, occurs 1364/Katherine of Tutbury, elected 1369, occurs 1384/Emma Drakelowe, occurs 1405 and 1413/Elizabeth Chiltern, resigned 1470/Margaret Pycard, elected 1470/Helen Crabbe, died 1501/Eleanor Pygot, elected 1501, died 1509/Agnes Gascoigne, elected 1509/Elinor Warren, surrendered 1536

 
Population Counts
 

In 1535 there were reported to be a prioress and 4-5 nuns. Elinor Warren, the last prioress was given a pension of £7.

 
Dependency Of
 

Arrouaise

 
Income
 

In 1535 the net income was over 40 pounds.

 
Published Primary Sources
  
Miscellaneous Information
 

It became independent about 1188. Hugh de Wells played an important part in settling the controversy between the nunnery and the abbey of Missenden, to whom it was made dependent at the desire of Arrouise, and in obtaining the independence of the nuns from the Arrouaisian order (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 208).

 
Admin. Notes
 

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Contributors
 
WRL Project, Ericka Swensson
 
Date Started
 
1136
 
Date Finished
 
1536
 
Length
 
1210