Southhampton
Community ID
 
2799
 
Alternate Names
 
Hamtun or Hamtunia
 
Date Founded
 
959 or before
 
Date Terminated
 
1066 or earlier; perhaps as early as 996
 
Secondary Sources
 

Veiled Women,vol. 1, and vol. 2, 179-180

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

The main evidence for the existence of this community came from La Vie de Sainte Vulfhilde par Goscelin de Cantorbéry in which Goscelin describes the gifting of six communities of religious women (Hamtunia, Shaftesbury, Barking, Horton, Wilton, and Wareham (female) to Wulfhild by king Edgar after he failed to seduce her. The community at Southampton was not mentioned in the Domesday book, suggesting that it was long dissolved at that point.

 
Contributors
 
Ruth Robbins
 
Contributors Notes
 

This community needs further verification.

 
Date Started
 
959
 
Date Finished
 
1066