Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535

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"[...]Marowe in 1504 bequeathed to "Elizabeth and Katherine his daughters forty pounds each, to be paid at their marriage or profession"[31]. Sometimes, however, the sound burgess sense prevailed, as when Walter Constantyn endowed his wife with "the residue of his goods, so that she assist Amicia, his niece, ... towards her marriage or to some trade befitting her position"[32].
The mixture of classes must have been more frequent in convents which were situate in or near a large town, while the country gentry had ...
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Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535 [Illustrated]

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"[...]Marowe in 1504 bequeathed to "Elizabeth and Katherine his daughters forty pounds each, to be paid at their marriage or profession"[31]. Sometimes, however, the sound burgess sense prevailed, as when Walter Constantyn endowed his wife with "the residue of his goods, so that she assist Amicia, his niece, ... towards her marriage or to some trade befitting her position"[32].
The mixture of classes must have been more frequent in convents which were situate in or near a large town, while the country gentry had those lying in rural districts more or less to themselves. The nunnery of Carrow, for instance, was a favourite resort for girls of noble and of gentle birth, but it was also recruited from the daughters of prosperous Norwich citizens; among nuns with well-known county names there were also ladies such as Isabel Barbour, daughter of Thomas Welan, barber, and Joan his wife, Margery Folcard, daughter of John Folcard, alderman of Norwich, and Catherine Segryme, daughter of Ralph Segryme, another alderman; the latter attained the position of prioress at the end of the fifteenth century[33]. These citizens, wealthy and powerful men in days when Norwich was one of the most important towns in England, probably[...]".
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  • ISBN-13: 9781506144146
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/25/2015
  • Pages: 794
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.58 (d)

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