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Alien priory


Alien priory: Alien priories were religious establishments in England, such as a monastery or convent, which were under the control of another religious house outside of England. Usually the mother-house was located in France.

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Google previewHistory of the Alien Priories in England to the Confiscation of Henry V (1916)

A Dissertation ... by Chester William New

Origin of the Alien Priories The simplest definition of an alien priory is that it was an English religious house, dependent upon a foreign ...

Google previewA geographical dictionary of England and Wales (1832)

by William Cobbett

Here there was an Alien Priory, founded in ...

Google previewPopular Dictionary of Architecture and the Allied Arts (1881)

A Work of Reference for the Architect, Builder, Sculptor, Decorative Artist, and General Student. With Numerous Illustrations from All Styles of Architecture, from the Egyptian to the Renaissance by George Ashdown Audsley


Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature (1817)

Ilere was formerly an alien priory, dependent on the abbey of St. Peter fur Dive, in Normandy, which seems to have been founded shortly after the conquest. Its religious inmates were monks ot the order of St. Benedict. On the dissolution of the ...

Google previewA New Law Dictionary (1792)

Intended for General Use as Well as for Gentlemen of the Profession by Richard Burn

Alien priory, was a cell to some foreign monastery ; for when manors or tithes were given, as was frequently ...

Google previewA Catholic Dictionary (1997)

by Rev. Fr. Donald Attwater

ALIEN PRIORY. A cell (q.v.) of a foreign monastery established in England to watch over the rights and revenues of the motherhouse in respect of endowments (manors, tithes, etc.) in this country. Some alien priories were entirely dependent, ...

Google previewA topographical dictionary of England (1831)

comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, chapelries, and townships, and the islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man, with historical and statistical descriptions; illustrated by maps of the different counties and islands, a map of England, showing the principal towns, roads, railways, navigable rivers, and canals; and a plan of London and its environs, and embellished with engravings of the arms of the cities, bishopricks, universities, colleges, corporate towns, and boroughs; and of the seals of the several municipal corporations by Samuel Lewis

Here was formerly an alien priory of Benedictine monks, a cell to the abbey of St. Sever, in Normandy, which was granted in the 7th of Edward IV. to Eton College. EDITH-WESTON, a parish in the hundred of MARTINSLEY, county of RUTLAND ...

Google previewA Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland (1833)

Compiled from Local Information, and the Most Recent and Official Authorities by John Gorton

An alien priory, for a prior and two Cluniac monks, a cell to St. Martin de Campis, at Paris, was founded here before 1291, and granted by Henry VI, to All Souls College, Oxford. CLAREBOROUGH, or CLAYBOROUGH, co. Nottingham.

Google previewCatholic Encyclopedia (1909)

Being an alien priory it was occasionally seized by the king, when England was at war with France, but after a time it was made denizen and independent of ...

Google previewA new Law Dictionary, etc (1829)

by James WHISHAW (Barrister-at-Law)

Alien priory was a cell to some foreign monastery; ...

Google previewA Topographical Dictionary of England, Comprising the Several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Corporate and Market Towns, Parishes, and Townships, and the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man (1840)

With Historical and Statistical Descriptions by Samuel Lewis

An Alien priory of Augustine canons, a cell to the abbey of St. Martin and St. Barbara, in Normandy, formerly existed here ; upon its suppression, the revenues , amounting to £53. 6. 8., were granted by Henry VI. to Eton College, but afterwards ...

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