Location: Evesham / Worcestershire

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Transaction S1250      Statement by Ecgwine 1, bishop of the Hwicce, of the lands he acquired for the minster at Evesham, St Mary's
Transaction S80      Cenred 1, king of the Mercians, and Offa 5, ruler of the East Angles, to the monastery at Evesham, St Mary's; confirmation of 67 hides (mansae) at Evesham, Lenchwick, Norton, Offenham, Littleton, Aldington, Badsey, Bretforton, Church Honeybourne, Willersey, Wickhamford, Bengeworth, Hampton, and at Abbots Morton, all in Worcs. except Willersey, Gloucs.
Event Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  Preface   Ecgwine 1 built the place which is called Æthomme.
Event Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  ii.8-9   Ecgwine 1 appointed four swineherds and granted them authority over the forest that he divided in four parts.
Event Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  ii.11-12   While Eoues 1 was looking for a sow of his which had disappeared for the third time, he saw a virgin standing with two other virgins, singing psalms and holding a very beautiful book.
Event Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  iii.4-6   Cenred 2 summoned a council at Alcester. All the leading men and 'duces' (Anonymi 1486) met there. He reported about the outcome of the trip to Rome and the privilege of freedom granted to Evesham. He also ordered the letter to be shown and read out. All the people who were present agreed.
Event Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  iii.6   Cenred 2 ordered Wilfrid 2 to take the privilege drawn up by Beorhtwald 6 to Evesham, accompanied by Ecgwine 1.
Event Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  iii.6-8   Wilfrid 2 consecrated to the Lord and the Virgin Mary the monastery that Ecgwine 1 had built.
Event Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  iv.5   Ecgwine 1 asked Anonymi 1487 to seek to keep God's commandments.
Event Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  iv.5   Ecgwine 1 died after having taken the uiaticum.
Event Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  iv.6   The body of Ecgwine 1 was taken to the monastery he had built. It was kept with great veneration and funeral chanting until such time as Requiem Mass could be sung for him according to monastic custom. His obsequies were in no way similar to a funeral, but were a sort of celebration. His body was placed in that spot which he had previously chosen.
Event Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  iv.8   Anonymous 522 quickly hastened to England, in order to reach Evesham.
Event Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  iv.8   When Anonymous 522 reached Evesham, he began to implore the Lord to have mercy on him through the merits of Ecgwine 1. While standing in the church and after the reading of the Gospel and the chanting of the 'Agnus Dei, the iron band burst from Anonymous 522's body and sprang away from him, thanks to Ecgwine 1's post-mortem intervention. After interrogating Anonymous 522, Anonymi 1488 made the bells ring out in unison and many people hastened to the church.
Event Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  iv.11   The church of Evesham collapsed and crushed everything which was contained within it (including crosses, candelabra, lamps, chalices, altar-horns and vestments). As the monks (Anonymi 1493) were clearing the site, they discovered that the reliquary, which contained Ecgwine 1's relics, was unscathed.
Office Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  Preface Ecgwine 1 held office of Abbot
Office Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  iv.5 Ecgwine 1 held office of Abbot
Office Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  iv.8 Anonymous 523 held office of Prior
Office Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  iv.9 Anonymous 524 held office of Prior
Office Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  iv.10 Wigred 1 held office of Prior
Office Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  iv.11 Osweard 3 held office of Abbot
Occupation Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  iv.5 Anonymi 1487 Brother
Occupation Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  iv.9 Anonymi 1489 Servant
Occupation Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  iv.9 Anonymi 1489 Servant
Transaction Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  ii.7   A place called Evesham (also known as Æthomme).
Transaction Byrhtferth.VitEcgwini  iii.2   84 hides in the vicinity of Æthomme, on both sides of the river Avon.
Office Constantine.Ep.B129    Ecgwine 1 held office of Abbot
Office ASC (C-F)  1037 CD Æfic 5 held office of Dean (Dean in Evesham)
Transaction S873      King Æthelred 32 to Northman 3, his minister; grant of 5 hides (manentes) at Hampton, near Evesham, Worcs.
Office S891    Ælfric 46 held office of Abbot (abbot of the church of Evesham)
Office S1423    Ælfweard 35 held office of Abbot (abbot of Evesham)
Personal Relationship S1423    Emma 2 held status of Lady of / Lady of
Office S1002    Manni 1
Office ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  D 1045 Ælfweard 35 Abbot of Evesham
Event ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  D 1054   Bishop Ealdred 37 permitted Bishop Leofwine 72 to consecrate the monastic church of Evesham on 10 October.
Office ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  D 1077; E 1076 Æthelwig 15 held office of Abbot
Office S1026    Manni 1 held office of Abbot
RecordedNames S1026    Ecgwine 1
Office S1055    Godric 28 held office of Abbot
Office S1406    Manni 1 held office of Abbot
Office S1398    Manni 1 held office of Abbot
Office WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.90.1 Æthelwine 32 held office of Abbot
Office S1238    Æthelwig 15 held office of Abbot
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.160.1-2   Evesham was the foundation of Bishop Ecgwine 1. There had been a little church there from olden days, possibly the work of the British. There Ecgwine 1 spent many watchful nights in solitude, and was found worthy to enjoy the consolation of seeing the Mother of God and speaking with her. She told him explicitly and unambiguously to found her a monastery at that place, a pleasure for her, though a toil for him.
Event WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.161.2   Wigstan 8's body was found in the column of light; in revealed the crime in its deep cavern, and proved the wickedness of the murder. His remains, raised by his attentive relatives, were placed at Repton, a monastery famous in those days, though now it is a vill of the earl of Chester. Its glory decayed with the years, and now he lies in Evesham.
Office Bates68    Æthelwig 15 held office of Abbot
Office Bates131    Æthelwig 15 held office of Abbot
Transaction Bates133      King Edward 15 granted Abbots Manni 1 and Æthelwig 15 that the monastery of Evesham should have a port and a market in Evesham and should have there all the the customs which the king has in his ports and towns.
Office TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Æthelwine 61 held office of Dean
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Ordmær 4 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Godfrey 1 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Theodred 5 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Reginald 1 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Eadric 77 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Ælfwine 87 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Eadwig 22 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Leofwine 101 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Colling 2 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Ælfric 157 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Wulfwine 19 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Sigered 12 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Bruning 3 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Almær 4 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Ælfwine 88 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Æthelric 91 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Æthelweard 60 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Dunning 2 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Sægeat 1 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Edmund 31 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Beorhtric 42 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Wulfsige 64 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Ælfwine 89 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Wulfmær 27 Brother
Occupation TRW Non-royal charters/Wells2    Æthelwig 20 Brother
Event RestingPlaces  II.43   St Ecgwine 1, bishop, rests in Evesham near the river Avon.
Possession GDB  175v (Worcestershire 10:1) Walter 18 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3 hides in Evesham, Worcestershire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  175v (Worcestershire 10:1) Evesham, St Mary's 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3 hides in Evesham, Worcestershire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  175v (Worcestershire 10:1) Evesham, St Mary's 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3 hides in Evesham, Worcestershire (in 1066)
Possession GDB  175v (Worcestershire 10:1) Æthelwig 15 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 3 hides in Evesham, Worcestershire (in 1066)
Office EMC Coin  2005.0225 (N 816 (Radiate - Small Cross) (Hild. A)) Brunhyse 2 held office of Moneyer for Edward 15
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2005.0225 (N 816 (Radiate - Small Cross) (Hild. A)) Brunhyse 2
Office EMC Coin  2005.0225 (N 816 (Radiate - Small Cross) (Hild. A)) Edward 15 held office of King
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2005.0225 (N 816 (Radiate - Small Cross) (Hild. A)) Edward 15
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2008.0482 (N 342 (Cn. 5-22)) Cenwulf 3
Office EMC Coin  2008.0482 (N 342 (Cn. 5-22)) Cenwulf 3 held office of King