Location: Malmesbury / Wiltshire

Factoid List

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Office Bede.HE  v.18 Aldhelm 3 held office of Abbot
Transaction S1245      Leuthhere 2, bishop of the Saxons, to Aldhelm 3, priest; grant of land at Malmesbury, Wilts., for a monastery
Education S1245    Aldhelm 3 in which place [Malmesbury] he was educated from his early childhood and from his earliest training in the study of the liberal arts
Transaction S1251a      Aldhelm 3, bishop (of Sherborne), declares that he has agreed to remain abbot of his monasteries at Malmesbury 1, Frome 1 and Bradford on Avon 1, Wiltshire, but confirms that the communities are to be free to elect their own abbots after his death
Transaction S243      Ine 1, king of the (West) Saxons, to Aldhelm 3, abbot, for the monastery of Malmesbury 1; grant of 45 hides (cassati), consisting of 5 hides at Garsdon, 20 and 10 hides by Corsaburn (Gauze Brook, cf. Corston) and 10 hides at Rodbourne in Malmesbury 1, all in Wilts.
Office S1251a    Aldhelm 3 held office of Abbot (abbot of Malmesbury)
Office S256    Aldhelm 3 held office of Abbot
Event S256      Cuthred 7, king of the Gewisse, to Aldhelm 3, abbot, and Malmesbury 1 Abbey; grant of 10 hides (mansiones) at Wootton Bassett, Wilts
Transaction S256      Cuthred 7, king of the Gewisse, to Aldhelm, abbot ( reference either to the already deceased Aldhelm 3, or to Aldhelm 5), and Malmesbury 1 Abbey; grant of 10 hides (mansiones) at Wootton Bassett, Wilts.
Office S149    Cuthbert 11 held office of Abbot (abbot of Malmesbury)
Event S356      Alfred 8, king of the Anglo-Saxons, with the consent of the familia of the church of Malmesbury, to Dudig 1, his minister; lease, for four lives, of 4 hides (cassati) at Chelworth, near Crudwell, Wilts., with reversion to the church of Malmesbury
Office Abbo.PassioEadmundi  Preface ∆thelweard 30 held office of Abbot
Status S454    Anonymi 1827 held status of Burgess / Burgess
Status S454    Godwine 1 held status of Burgess / Burgess
Event Sergius.Ep.B106      Sergius 1 sent Aldhelm 3 a privilege for the monasteries at Malmesbury and Frome, following Aldhelm 3's request.
Event Sergius.Ep.B105      Sergius 1 sent Aldhelm 3 a privilege for the monasteries at Malmesbury and Frome, following Aldhelm 3's request.
Event Sergius.Ep.B105      Meldum 1 founded the monastery at Malmesbury
Office Sergius.Ep.B106    Aldhelm 3 held office of Abbot
Office Sergius.Ep.B105    Aldhelm 3 held office of Abbot
Occupation Anon.Ep.T135    Eafa 3 Teacher
Event ASC (C-F)  1015 CDEF(OE and Lat.)   ∆thelred 32 ordered Sigefrith 21's widow (Anonymous 893) to be seized and brought inside Malmesbury.
Office S797    ∆lfric 48 held office of Abbot (abbot of Malmesbury)
Office S796    ∆lfric 48 held office of Abbot (abbot of Malmesbury)
Office S891    ∆lfric 46 held office of Abbot (abbot of Malmesbury)
Office S876    ∆lfric 46 held office of Abbot (abbot of Malmesbury)
Transaction S454      King ∆thelstan 18 to the burgesses of Malmesbury (Anonymi 1827) ; grant of privileges and 5 hides near Norton, Wilts.
Office S1038    Beorhtric 34 held office of Abbot
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.146   Sśwulf 1, a merchant, used to come to Wulfstan 55 every year for confession. Once after absolution the bishop told him he should become a monk to avoid repeating sins he had just confessed. Sśwulf 1 retorted that he could not become a monk; then the bishop foretold that he would anyway, whether he liked it or not. Later, broken by age, Sśwulf 1 indeed become a monk in our monastery [presumably of Malmesbury] at the prompting of illness.
Occupation WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.146 Sśwulf 1 Monk
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.189.2   Aldhelm 3 took the habit of a religious in the monastery of Malmesbury.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.189.5, 199   Leuthhere 2 granted the abbey of Malmesbury to Aldhelm 3.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.197   Aldhelm 3 re-built the monastery at Malmesbury
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.200 Aldhelm 3 held office of Abbot
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.213.1-4   Aldhelm 3 voluntary fed his mind by starving his body; he never left the monastery without a compelling cause; to tame the rebellious flesh, he would plunge himself in a spring close to his house, right up to his shoulders, spending there nights in the freezing winter cold. He spent sleepless nights worshiping God; he did avoid feminine society, but rather had some woman by him, with his mind elsewhere, intent on singing the Psalter.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.216   In the monastery at Malmesbury, centred on St Peter's church, Aldhelm 3 built two more churches, in honour of Mary Mother of God, and of St Michael. When the first one had its roof timbers fastened, one turned out too short. Aldhelm 3, moving his lips in prayer and making a gentle gesture with his arm, caused the short beam to become as long as the others.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.216   In the monastery at Malmesbury, centred on St Peter's church, Aldhelm 3 built two more churches, in honour of Mary Mother of God, and of St Michael. When the first one had its roof timbers fastened, one turned out too short. Aldhelm 3, moving his lips in prayer and making a gentle gesture with his arm, caused the short beam to become as long as the others.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.216   In the monastery at Malmesbury, centred on St Peter's church, Aldhelm 3 built two more churches, in honour of Mary Mother of God, and of St Michael. When the first one had its roof timbers fastened, one turned out too short. Aldhelm 3, moving his lips in prayer and making a gentle gesture with his arm, caused the short beam to become as long as the others.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.225   Aldhelm 3 grants the monasteries of Malmesbury, Frome, and Bradford the right to free election of their abbots. The grant was confirmed twice, in the nunnery of Wimborne, ruled by Cuthburg 3, and in the holy synod by the river Nadder.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.229-230.2   Ecgwine 1 saw a vision from heaven telling him of the death of his friend [Aldhelm 3]. Hurried to Doulting with all speed. He made arrangements for the body to be taken to Malmesbury. Famous indeed was that funeral procession: every seven miles stone crosses were put up; many victims of chronic illness have brought their faith to these crosses and regained their health.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.231.1   Aldhelm 3 was interred in the church of St Michael, where the saint long ago made provision for his burial.
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.233 Aldhelm 5 held office of Abbot
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.235.5 ∆thelheard 9 held office of Abbot
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.235.2-5 Cuthbert 11 held office of Abbot
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.240.7-8   John 31 was invited to England by Alfred 8. He was the teacher of the king, and settled at Malmesbury, only to die some years later, run through by the styli of the boys he was teaching.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.246.2   ∆thelstan 18 saw to it that ∆thelwine 13 and ∆lfwine 9, the sons of his uncle ∆thelweard 15 and particular favourites of his, who had been lost in the war against Olaf 3, were brought to Malmesbury and buried right and left of the altar in the church of the Holy Mother of God.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.246.4   ∆thelstan 18 died at Gloucester. He was carried to Malmesbury, to be buried there in the tower beneath the altar of St Mary.
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.246.5 ∆lfric 48 held office of Abbot
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.247   ∆thelstan 18 purchased many relics of numerous saints and brought them to Malmesbury.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.255.1-3   In the days of King Edgar 11 Archbishop Dunstan 1 did much for the restoration and ornamentation of the Malmesbury abbey. He even gave to it large bells and an organ with bronze pipes.
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.257 ∆thelweard 30 held office of Abbot
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.258.1 Cyneweard 6 held office of Abbot
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.258.1 Beorhthelm 38 held office of Abbot
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.258.1 Beorhtwald 16 held office of Abbot
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.258.1 Eadric 44 held office of Abbot
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.258.1 Wulfsige 61 held office of Abbot
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.258.3 ∆thelweard 50 held office of Abbot
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.258.3 ∆lfwine 77 held office of Abbot
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.258.3 Beorhtwald 20 held office of Abbot
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.259   ∆lfhild 9 was an English woman taken prisoner to Scandinavia; there she was made a concubine of a Norwegian king, by whom she had a son called Magnus 2. After the death of her lord and her son she set off to England, making vow to God not to eat meat if He granted her a safe journey. On her happy homecoming she bought three vills and lived on their revenues. During one of the feasts she was persuaded by her friends to eat some meat, abandoning her vow, and was struck by paralysis. Three years later she visited the shrine of St Aldhelm 3 on his feast day, 25 may, and was healed. In her gratitude ∆lfhild 9 gave all her goods to the monastery of Malmesbury and made profession as a nun, living close to the church, and on her death she was given a distinguished burial place in the cloister.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.261   Anonymous 10090, a country dweller from near Malmesbury, became the victim of possession by a wicked demon, making him violent and dangerous for himself and others. He was caught and brought before the altar of the church, and, having offered prayers of supplication to St Aldhelm 3, was healed completely.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.262   Anonymous 10091 had been reduced to a sorry state by the seizing up of the ligaments of his hams that he could proceed only on his knees, looking more like a beast than a man. He set off to Christ's Church, hoping of a miracle, in a hired cart; Malmesbury offered him hospitality as he travelled though. On Saturday night, soon after the feast of St Aldhelm 3, the cripple crept into the church, where he fell as though in trance at the altar, waking up completely healed.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.263   Queen Emma 2, on the death of king ∆thelred 32, had gone over to join her brother [Richard 2] to Normandy. While staying in Rouen, she purchased the relics of St Ouen. On her return to England, she presented the body to Canterbury, while privily keeping the head. Years later, when her son Edward 15 had come to the throne, memories of the past provoked the king's heart against his mother; for she had been all to niggardly with her son when he was in his tender years. So he now commanded the expropriation of all her property, including the shrine housing the saint's head, which was eventually given to the monastery of Malmesbury.
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.264 Beorhtric 34 held office of Abbot
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.264   Abbot Beorhtwald 20 died, and Bishop Herman 2 thought to remove his see to the vacant abbey. but the monks were too quick for him, and had Earls Godwine 51 and Harold 3 to back them. The leading monk, Beorhtric 34, was made abbot, and ruled the house with high distinction for seven years. But when William 1 became the king of England he intruded one Turold 1 to take Beorhtric 34's place while he yet lived. Later, realizing that he had done wrong, William 1 made up for the exiled Beorhtric 34's loss by giving him Burton Abbey. The same Turold 1, who was treating his subjects like a tyrant, was moved by the king to Peterborough, a wealthy abbey, but at that time troubled by brigands under one Hereweard 1; for it was surrounded by swamps.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.266-7   Anonymous 10092, a fisherman from the Isle of Wight, suddenly went blind whilst in the sea. Rescued by his mates, we went to Christchurch hoping for a cure. Three years later he was prompted in a dream to go to Malmesbury, which he did. On the eighth day, a Sunday, he was prostate before the crucifix in the church, and his sight returned as blood burst dripping from his eyes. This event increased Aldhelm 3's prestige among the Normans, which resulted in the translation of his relics in the presence of bishop Osmund 23 in 1078.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.269   In the time of bishop Osmund 23 there was a boy called Folcwine 2 whose legs were defective from birth so that he could not walk, as there was no normal bending or separation in them. One, when he was 13 or 14, he fell asleep in the choir of the church on the day of Aldhelm 3's festival, and saw a dream: someone of average height with white beard and hair sat next to him and began to stroke gently his legs, gradually straightening them and restoring them to their natural state. Thus was the boy healed by the vision of St Aldhelm 3.
Event RestingPlaces  II.41   St Maildubh 1, St Aldhelm 3 and John 31the Wise rest in Ealdelmesbyrig [Malmesbury].
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire B:5) William 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: [fiscal data not specified] in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire B:5) Edward 15 Property recorded in Domesday Book: [fiscal data not specified] in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1066)
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire B:4) William 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: [fiscal data not specified] in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire B:4) Edward 15 Property recorded in Domesday Book: [fiscal data not specified] in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1066)
Possession GDB  73v (Wiltshire 67:40) Ketil 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  73v (Wiltshire 67:40) Godwine 84 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1066)
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire B:5) William 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 10 urban tenements in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire B:5) Harold 3 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 10 urban tenements in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1066)
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire M:17) William 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 urban tenement in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire M:17) Azur 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 urban tenement in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1066)
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire M:15) Anonymi 10099 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 urban tenement in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire M:13) Tovi 5 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1.25 urban tenements in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire M:5) Edward 34 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3 urban tenements in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire M:11) Alfred 71 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 0.5 urban tenement in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire M:4) Glastonbury, St Mary's 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 urban tenements in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire M:4) ∆thelnoth 46 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 urban tenements in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1066)
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire M:4) Glastonbury, St Mary's 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 2 urban tenements in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1066)
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire M:3) Malmesbury, St Mary's 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 4.5 urban tenements in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire M:3) Malmesbury, St Mary's 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 4.5 urban tenements in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1066)
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire M:3) Beorhtric 34 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 4.5 urban tenements in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1066)
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire M:1) William 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 51 urban tenements in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  64v (Wiltshire M:1) Edward 15 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 51 urban tenements in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1066)
Possession GDB  66 (Wiltshire 5:4) Coutances 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  66 (Wiltshire 5:4) Gilbert 12 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Malmesbury, Wiltshire (in 1066)