2021-08-29 17:12:27 UTC
Looking through the wikipedia and the sources it mentions in relation to the "White Ladies Priory", St Leonard at Brewood, the article
mentions some information about its last prioress, one Margaret Sandford.
The article mentions
" In 1521 it was found that, although the priory was actually not in debt, the prioress, probably Margaret Sandford, did not know how to render accounts."
It appears she was the prioress by 1510, from the same article. She was still the prioress in 1538, when the monastery was dissolved:
"A pension of £5 went to the prioress, Margaret Sandford (rendered as Stamford)."
A reference is made to
Letters and Papers of Henry VIII, volume 13, part 1, p. 561-89, nos. 40b, 74, 77, 100b, 101b, 21
and other entries
Summaries of those letters and papers can be consulted online.
Question: Does anybody know who were her parents?
She appears to have resided at Bridgnorth, and leased lands as ex-prioress.
There is at least one entry for her at:
Lists and Indexes - Issue 51 - Page 226 - Google Books Resulthttps://books.google.com › books
Great Britain. Public Record Office · 1963 · Great Britain
6-7 Margaret SANDFORD of Bridgnorth , late prioress of Brewood , v . Ralph and John HAWKYN , husbandmen . Sheep entrusted to defendants for half profits .