For what may have been Polesworth's earlier name see below. 28v [modern pencil foliation], printed in Palmer, C. F. R., History of the baronial family of Marmion, Tamworth 1875, 37Google Scholar. "isUnsiloEnabled": true, 365–6. 41 The main discussions are in Gelling, M., Place-names in the landscape, London 1984, 100–11Google Scholar, and Gelling, M. and Cole, A., The landscape of place-names, Stamford 2000, 123–33Google Scholar. 21 Dockray-Miller, M., Saints Edith and Æthelthryth: princesses, miracle workers, and their late medieval audience: the Wilton Chronicle and the Wilton Life of St Æthelthryth, Turnhout 2009, 78–9CrossRefGoogle Scholar, lines 639–47. 20 Nova legenda Anglie, ed. Nigel Morgan is thanked for drawing my attention to these manuscripts. Edit this Church Church of England Diocese of Leicester Sheepy with Ratcliffe Culey, Sibson, Orton-on-the-Hill, Twycross and Shenton Orton-on-the-Hill: St Edith of Polesworth 24 Life and miracles of St Modwenna, 86–7, ch. 37 Current Archaeology, May 2014. Transport systems see the A5 run close by, whilst both the River Anker and Coventry Canal run through the village. The saint of Polesworth and Tamworth is still not known for sure, she could be either St. Editha of Aylesbury and Bicester, whose brother made clearings in the Forest of Arden. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law. St. Edith of Polesworth whose feast day is July 15, was the sister of King Athelstan of England. WikiTree person ID. "lang": "en" 44 Dugdale, Antiquities of Warwickshire, 1656 edn, 809. 28174, fos 186–7; SRO, 394/2. ), VCH Shrops., x, Oxford 1998, 332Google Scholar. 51 The present author intends to explore this topic in another article. Gould, Jim. 68 English episcopal acta, XVI: Coventry and Lichfield, 1160–1182, ed. 56 The effigy was not on the table-top when drawn by William Dugdale for his Antiquities of Warwickshire (1656 edn), 804, and must have been placed on it at some later date, having been moved from elsewhere in the church. 414–19; iii. However, the year 1640 was given when the text was printed in the first edition of William Dugdale's Monasticon Anglicanum (1656), ii. Dugdale himself commented that it was written ‘as it seemeth temp: Hen. 110 Valor Ecclesiasticus, iii, London 1817, 77–8, 148Google Scholar. Edith is also mentioned in a discussion of the putative pre-Conquest religious communities at Polesworth and Tamworth: Foot, S., Veiled women, II: Female religious communities in England, 871–1066, Aldershot 2000, 139–42, 191–6Google Scholar. One of the first abbesses of that convent had been St. Modwenna (seventh century; feast: July 5/18) who had also lived as anchoress at Burton-on-Trent in … If you donate just $5.00, or whatever you can, Catholic Online could keep thriving for years. 359Google Scholar. xx. 92 For a list of churches given for each saint see Arnold-Forster, F., Studies in church dedications, London 1899, ii. 93 The latter two churches have been claimed to lie on a ‘pilgrims’ way’ along Watling Street, east and west of Polesworth: Kirk, K. E., Church dedications of the Oxford diocese, Oxford 1946, 65–6 and map facing p. 86Google Scholar. 18 Thacker, Both, ‘Dynastic monasteries’, and Sarah Foot, Æthelstan, the first king of England, New Haven–London 2011, 48Google Scholar, comment that it is not unlikely that the widow would have entered a convent, which could perhaps have been in the Tamworth area. St Edith's dates almost entirely from the 14th century, but the tower and clerestory are from about a century later. 2 (feast day itself); Edward II no. 6’: ms Dugdale 12, p. 1. B., Thomson, R. M. and Winterbottom, M., Oxford 1998, ii. 101 Polesworth's association with Cluny will be discussed by the present writer in an article on the abbey's foundation. 8 Greenslade, M. W. 98% of our readers don't give; they simply look the other way. 94 Gaydon, A. T. Mysteries of the Bible FREE Online Classes, 'Live Lessons' on Zoom M-F starting @ 9am (PDT). 1639 (‘Editchetyme’). 52 For transcripts of original charters see ms Dugdale 12, pp. (ed. This data will be updated every 24 hours. St Editha. It is likely that she lived in the 600s and that there was a Saxon shrine dedicated to her here at Polesworth before the end of the 7th-century. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2019, Hostname: page-component-898fc554b-mscqj 91 English saints in the medieval liturgies of Scandinavian churches, ed. The exterior : Triple-decker pulpit : The nave looking east with box-pews. Venerated at Polesworth (Warws.) 79 William Salt Library, Stafford, M 6/1. 87 BL, ms Add. Saint of the Day for Monday, Jan 25th, 2021, 7 Morning Prayers you need to get your day started with God. We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites. Full text views reflects PDF downloads, PDFs sent to Google Drive, Dropbox and Kindle and HTML full text views. 14 Athelstan did have a half-sister named Edith, but she married Otto, duke of Saxony (later king and Holy Roman Emperor), and was buried at Magdeburg in 946: for her see P. Stafford, ‘Eadgyth’, ODNB. For the monastic life the holy virgin Edith chose the convent at Polesworth, which was located in woodland in what is now Warwickshire. Under Dunstan's direction, Edgar did penance for this crime by not wearing his crown for seven years. Stumpy Spire - geograph.org.uk - 285485.jpg 504 × 640; 48 KB She married viking king Sihtric at York in 925, and when he died the next year, she became a Benedictine nun at Polesworth, Warwickshire, where she was noted for her holiness and may have become Abbess. 43 Gover, J. E. B. and others, The place-names of Warwickshire (English Place-Name Society xiii, 1970), 22–3Google Scholar. The leasehold estate was at ‘Langandune’, probably Longdon, in Solihull (Warws.). 6 A co-heir of Baldwin de Freville (d. 1418), whose ancestor had inherited the castle after the death of the last Marmion (Philip) in 1291, Elizabeth was assigned Tamworth after a survey of 1419: HMSO, Calendar of fine rolls, xiv, London 1934, 282; Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, DR 10/1316; University of Nottingham, Manuscripts and Special Collections, Mi M 214 (survey). 80 The Boarstall cartulary, ed. 54 Crook, J., English medieval shrines, Woodbridge 2011, 132 n. 121Google Scholar. 94–9Google Scholar. Dec. 30, 2020. 527–8Google Scholar. p. 11, witnessed by Robert Marmion (d. by 1181) and several members of the Somerville family. 85 SRO, D. 593/A/1/22/10 (‘Edihtmedewe’). 29Google Scholar. Edith (ook Eadgith, Eadgyth of Editha) van Polesworth (ook van Tamworth), Engeland; weduwe & kluizenares; † vroege middeleeuwen.. Feest 15 & 19 juli & 16 september [113;140].. Veel gegevens uit haar leven zijn omstreden. Polesworth abbey was certainly the means by which Church Eaton church in the west of Staffordshire was dedicated to St Edith, following the grant of the church by one Edelina, a relation of the manorial overlord, Robert de Stafford, who in his confirmation noted that she had wished to become a nun (vitam mutare et habitum religionis assumere querit vel intendit). 4 (‘sancte Aedithe virginis’). 32 Sargent, ‘Misplaced miracle’, 5, 15–18; Life and miracles of St Modwenna, 87–91, ch. 71 Christina of Markyate, another female religious leader who took a ‘biblical’ name, was certainly English. pp. 1; Edward III no. 366–7. 29 Sargent, ‘Misplaced miracle’, esp. St. Edith of Polesworth whose feast day is July 15, was the sister of King Athelstan of England. 8, mem. ), VCH Shrops., ii, Oxford 1973, 38–50, esp. She was half-sister of … 24Google Scholar: ‘festum sancta Gadine [sic] viginis’ (evidently a mistranscription and identified by Salter as ‘an obscure saint whose day was 1 October’). Saint Edith of Polesworth (also known as Editha or Eadgyth; d. ?c.960s ) is an obscure Anglo-Saxon abbess associated with Polesworth (Warwickshire) and Tamworth (Staffordshire) in Mercia. 74 HMSO, Calendar of inquisitions post mortem, iii, London 1912, 19, no. 72 ms Dugdale 12, p. 28, calendared in Dugdale, Antiquities of Warwickshire (1656 edn), 779. 75 Matthew Paris, Chronica majora, i. The area has a long association with mining, and there is a Polesworth Poetry Trail. 295. Paul Everson is thanked for his comments on this site and for drawing attention to its similarity with Polesworth. Toy, J. In AD 926 Athelstan gave his sister, Edith, in marriage to Sigtric Caech, the Danish King of York, who was tributary to the English Crown. Your Catholic Voice Foundation has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 42 Styles, T., ‘Whitby revisited: Bede's explanation of Streanaeshalch’, Nomina xxi (1998), 133–48, esp. 111 Polesworth (where the ‘the parish churchyard of St Edith of Polesworth’ was presumably separate from the nuns’ graveyard): SRO, B/C/11, John Gren (1543); William Gospesyll (1546); William Lakyn (1546); Tamworth: SRO, register of wills, i, fos 31v.–32r; BL, ms Add. (fn. Explore Churches. Edith_of_Polesworth_(1) 0 references. Prezi’s Big Ideas 2021: Expert advice for the new year; Dec. 15, 2020. Sitelinks. St. Francis of Assisi Sterling Silver Oval Medal, St. Sebastian Sterling Silver Track Medal - Female. 16 Roger of Wendover, Flores historiarum, ed. 257–8Google Scholar. 34 For a detailed analysis of St Osyth's complicated hagiography, challenging an interpretation which assigned the river miracle to her, see Sargent, ‘Misplaced miracle’, 5–10. Morgan, N. J. 77 HMSO, Calendar of inquisitions miscellaneous (Chancery), i, London 1916, 105, no. (ed. If Catholic Online has given you $5.00 worth of knowledge this year, take a minute to donate. Franklin, M. J., Oxford 1998, 1–2, no. 1 Bodleian Library, Oxford, ms Dugdale 12, pp. iv, London 1958, 98Google Scholar (and Edelina's family at p. 93). Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, ‘D’, s.a. 925 (recte 926). 57 Birch, W. de G., Catalogue of seals in the department of manuscripts in the British Museum, i, London 1887, 705–6, no. File:St Edith of Polesworth, Orton-on-the-Hill, Leics - geograph.org.uk - 388161.jpg From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository Jump to navigation Jump to search Chronicle of Hugh Candidus, a Not-for-Profit Corporation our rare donors, you have our gratitude we... Project of your coffee, Catholic Online 's independence i no name see below County Record Office, HR,! 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