2. Henry granted the community
1/2 mark from his farm at Clitheroe each year to pay for this light,
The Coucher Book of the Cistercian Abbey of Kirkstall, ed.
W. T. Lancaster and W. P. Baildon, Thoresby Socity VIII (Leeds,
1904), p. 55, no. LXXI.
3. The Foundation of Kirkstall
Abbey, ed. and tr. E. Clark, Publications Thoresby Society
IV (Leeds, 1895), p. 183.
6. Canivez, Statutes
I, 1134: 7; 1154: 24. The late thirteenth-century Beaulieu Account
Book states that relatives of the community and other women who
could not be refused without scandal should receive bread from the
furno, beer from the cellarer and pittances from the
sub-cellarer (although the guestmaster accounted for this in his
audit), see The Account Book of Beaulieu Abbey, ed S. F.
Hockey (Camden Soc., 4th ser. 16; 1975). This suggests that these
women were provided for outside the precinct or perhaps even
in the outer court. Provisions were not to be given to prostitutes
or local women save in exceptional times,
Ecclesiastica Officia, 120: 18, 19 (p. 334).
7. Canivez, Statutes
I, 1157: 10, 58.
8. Memorials of Fountains
I, no. xliii, pp. 205-6.
9. Annales Monasticii
II, p. 337. Further examples of the General
Chapters hostility include its reaction to Queen Ingelburga
of Frances two-day sojourn at Pontigny in 1205, and reports
that women had stayed at Quarr
Abbey on the Isle of Wight for six days in 1205, Canivez, Statutes
I, 1205: 10, 59.
10. It is not clear whether
this was Henry Is queen, Adelaide, or Stephens queen,
11. Gesta Abbatum Monasterii
Sancti Albani, ed. H. T. Riley, 3 vols. (London, 1867-9), I,
p. 79; this was adjacent to the guesthall erected at this time for
the honourable reception of noble guests, which was probably situated
to the west of the cloister, at right angles to the abbots
chambers. Note that in 1264 Nicholas de Cauntlows wife gave
birth at the Cluniac Priory of Lenton, see J. R. Moorman, Church
Life in England in the Thirteenth-Century (Cambridge, 1945),