Alien priory

A monastery or convent established in England yet subject to a mother-house in another country, usually France. These were small establishments, sometimes with only two or three monks in residence. Their function was administrative, looking after the lands belonging to the mother-house. In 1294 many such properties were confiscated, at a time of war with France. In 1378 all the monks in alien priories were expelled, their lands being acquired by the crown.

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  • Alien priory — Priory Pri o*ry, n.; pl. {Priories}. [Cf. LL. prioria. See {Prior}, n.] A religious house presided over by a prior or prioress; sometimes an offshoot of, an subordinate to, an abbey, and called also {cell}, and {obedience}. See {Cell}, 2. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alien priory — Alien priories were certain religious establishments in England before 1414 in which the inmates had no voice in the appointment of their superiors, who were sent across the seas by the Norman abbots and who could be withdrawn at pleasure.They… …   Wikipedia

  • Alien Priory — ♦ Monastic house or estate dependent upon or subordinate to a continental, usually a Norman, monastery. (Heath, Peter. Church and Realm, 1272 1461, 359) …   Medieval glossary

  • Priory — Pri o*ry, n.; pl. {Priories}. [Cf. LL. prioria. See {Prior}, n.] A religious house presided over by a prior or prioress; sometimes an offshoot of, an subordinate to, an abbey, and called also {cell}, and {obedience}. See {Cell}, 2. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alien — {{11}}alien (adj.) mid 14c., strange, foreign, from O.Fr. alien alien, strange, foreign; an alien, stranger, foreigner, from L. alienus of or belonging to another, foreign, alien, strange, also, as a noun, a stranger, foreigner, adjectival form… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Priory — A house of canons regular; a monastery ruled by a *prior or a *convent by a prioress. Cf. Alien priory …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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  • Folkestone Priory — was a pre Reformation Benedictine monastery at Folkestone in the English county of Kent. The priory church survives as the present parish church. It was the successor to Folkestone Abbey, an Anglo Saxon nunnery on a different site.First… …   Wikipedia

  • Newton Longville Priory — was an alien priory in Newton Longville, Buckinghamshire, England. It was established in the 1150s and was dissolved in 1441. Contents 1 History 2 Priors of Newton Longville 3 See also …   Wikipedia

  • Andover Priory — Infobox monastery name = Andover Priory caption = full = Priory of Andover other names = order = Benedictine established = post 1066 disestablished = 1414 mother = St. Florent, Saumur diocese = churches = St. Mary, Andover; Foxcote founder =… …   Wikipedia

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