The British Province of Carmelite Friars


THE MEDIEVAL CARMELITE PRIORY

AT

NORTHALLERTON

A Chronology

Richard Copsey, O.Carm.
Carmelite Friars
63 East End Road
East Finchley
London
N2 0SE

Last revision: July 2000

 

PART I: INTRODUCTION

Introduction:

This booklet contains references and information derived from a number of sources about the Carmelite friary of Northallerton which have been collected together in chronological order in Part IIA. No attempt has been made to interpret the information which is listed here as an aid to further research or for anyone writing on the friars of Northallerton. In Part IIB, there are some brief notes on the post-dissolution history of the site. Thirdly, in Part IIC, there is a list of the known Carmelite priors of the house.

Part III contains a bibliography of the published sources consulted. Each entry in Part IIA is referenced; however, a certain amount of information is derived from unpublished manuscript sources, such as the notebooks of the 16th cent. Carmelite, John Bale, and from unpublished wills. In some cases, references are lacking some information or have not been checked, such items are marked **.

Grateful thanks are due to all those who have helped in the collection of these references, especially to Dr. David Smith and the staff of the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research in York, Dr. Michael Robson OFM, Miss Mary Gallivan and the staff of the Local Studies department in the Northallerton Public Library.

If anyone is aware of any other information on the Carmelite house, Northallerton, I would be very grateful to learn of it.

 

Fr. Richard Copsey, O.Carm.

 

PART II: CHRONOLOGY

 

(Unless otherwise indicated, all Carmelites mentioned in this chronology were, at the time, members of the community of the Carmelite Priory, Northallerton).

Note: From its position in the list of provincial chapters, Northallerton was attached to the York distinction.

 

PART II C: KNOWN PRIORS OF THE CARMELITE HOUSE, NORTHALLERTON

 

Walter Kellaw ? after Oct 1358-before 1362

John Snayth 1362

John Pole c1400

William Monkton From 1469? - 9 July 1472

James 1487

William Umefray (Humphrey) -20 Dec 1538

 

PART III: BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

 

 

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