Alvingham Double Monastery
Community ID
 
986
 
Alternate Names
 
Affingham
 
Town
 
Lincoln
 
Diocese
 
Lincoln
 
Region
 
Lincolnshire
 
Modern Location
 
Alvingham
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Dedication
 
Blessed Mary
 
Date Founded
 
1148-5
 
Date Terminated
 
1538
 
Religious Order
 
Gilbertine
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded by Hugh de Scotney or one of his tenants. According to S. Thompson, probable founders for the community of Alivingham are Roger fitz Jocelin (brother of S. Gilbert); Hamelin; Amfredus of Legbourne; Hugh de Scoteni, and William of Friston (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 218).

 
Population Counts
 

There were 80 females and 40 monks in 12th century. There were 8 canons in 1377 and 5 in 1381. The prior and seven canons surrendered in 1538, and the prioress and 11 other nuns were included with them in the pension list.

 
Dependency Of
 

Sempringham

 
Visitations
 

They made an agreement with Louth Park Cistmm to limit growth of both communities.

 
Patrons/Benefactors
 

Roger fitz Gocelin

 
Secular Political Affiliations
 

The community received [?] knights fees and 10 sacks of wool annually.

 
Social Characteristics
 

All the founders of Alvingham entered the community themselves, or placed relatives there (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 181).

 
Assets/Property
 

It held granges in Alvingham, Corkerington, Grainthorpe, Keddington, etcetera. In 1254 the income recieved from spiritualities amounted to more than 56 pounds, and the income from temporalities amounted to more than 53 pounds. In 1291 the income from temporalities amounted to more than 81 pounds.

 
Income
 

It held houses, collected rents from Lincoln, Louth, Boston, Great Gribmsby, church alms, etcetera. In 1535 the community's net income was valued at over 128 pounds (Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales, 171).

 
Litigations
 

Litigation over the knights fees and 10 sacks of wool annually. [This needs to be verified.]

 
Early Documents
 

[1]Describes a controversy with Louth Park, a male monastery. (1172)

 
Admin. Notes
 

Assets/Property--1254 : spirit : Latin 56 much/ temp : Latin 53 much/ 1291 temp Latin 81 much--spiritualities and temporalities/ Latin reinterpreted into pounds (from L)?
Income--Alv--interpreted as alms??
[V0011]

 
Contributors
 
Marilyn Oliva
 
Date Started
 
1148
 
Date Finished
 
1538
 
Length
 
1678