North Ormsby Double Monastery
Community ID
 
990
 
Alternate Names
 
Nun Ormsby, Ormsby
 
Town
 
Lincoln
 
Diocese
 
Lincoln
 
Region
 
Lincolnshire
 
Modern Location
 
North Ormsby
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Date Founded
 
1148-54.
 
Date Terminated
 
1538
 
Religious Order
 
Gilbertine
 
Rule
 
Gilbertine
 
Foundation Information
 

Gibert, son of Robert of Ormsby, founded the community with the consent of Lord William, Earl of Albemarle.

 
Population Counts
 

The numbers were limited to 100 nuns and 50 brothers. There were 6 canons in 1377. The prior and 5 canons surrendered, 4 other canons then serving as parish priests, and 9 nuns were included in the pension list (Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales, 171).

 
Incorporated Communities
 

In 1189 it incorporated the hermitage of Spaldingholm inside Yorkshire.

 
Dependent Communities
 

Sempringham

 
Patrons/Benefactors
 

Robert, steward of William of Percy; Ralph of Wihom; Hugh of Wildeker; Roger de Clere; Hugh of Bayeux.

 
Secular Political Affiliations
 

It received [?] 8 sacks of wool annually and knights' fees.

 
Assets/Property
 

It owned 7 or 8 granges. In 1254 the income from spiritualities approximated 46 pounds, and the income from temporalities was around [under?] 100 pounds.

 
Income
 

The community suffered considerably after 1348. In 1535 the community's net income was over 80 pounds.

 
Litigations
 

It received 8 sacks of wool annually and knights fees.

 
Art & Artifacts
 

A thirteenth century seal features a pointed oval depicting the Virgin wearing a crown, seated on a carved throne, with the Child on her left knee.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

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

 
Manuscripts Produced
 

It had many Manuscripts and a few books at the time of Dissolution.

 
Admin. Notes
 

Assets/Property--Latin changed to pound {L}? spirit and temp = spiritualities and temporalities
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Contributors
 
Marilyn Oliva
 
Contributors Notes
 

It had many Manuscripts; few books at time of Dissolution.

 
Date Started
 
1148
 
Date Finished
 
1538
 
Length
 
1277