Brewood Black Ladies
Community ID
 
1061
 
Alternate Names
 
Black Ladies
 
Town
 
Coventry
 
Diocese
 
Coventry
 
Region
 
Staffordshire
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary
 
Date Founded
 
1150 or earlier, although one source says that it was founded during the reign of Richard I and was a dependency of Blackborough, but further research is necessary to verify this.
 
Date Terminated
 
1538
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

According to S. Thompson, a probable founder of this community is Bishop Roger de Clinton (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 219). Although there is no direct evidence to support this, the manor of Brewood was among the episcopal possessions, and it is probable that the site was granted by Roger (Women Religious: The Founding of English Nunneries After the Norman Conquest, 197).

 
Notable Heads
  
Population Counts
 

There were 5 nuns her in spite of the low income in 1535. There were a prioress and 3 nuns in 1538. One of these remaining nuns, Felicia Bageshawe, had previously been transferred from Farewell Priory after its dissolution in 1527. Farewell

 
Dependency Of
 

This community is a dependency of [27001] Blackborough. (needs verification)

 
Income
 

In 1535 the net income was over 11 pounds.

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

Nothing of the priory survives.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

foundation date : at the age of Richard I. Brewood was terminated in 1538 and the prioress was ordered to hand its lands and rents to Dr. Thomas Legh. The site and precinct of the priory (including the church, the surrounding churchyard, pastures and water-mill) were subsequently sold to Thomas Giffard of Stretton in 1539.

 
Admin. Notes
 

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Contributors
 
WRL Project, Ericka Swensson
 
Date Started
 
1150
 
Date Finished
 
1538
 
Length
 
1024