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Just catching up with some old posts. I seem to remember, but don't have
the volume to hand, that the Valor Ecclesiasticus (1536) records a relic
of St Everilda at York Minster.  I don't recall having seen any other
evidence for an active cult in the late medieval period.


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Date:    Fri, 9 Jul 2004 00:43:15 +0100

From:    John Briggs <[log in to unmask]>

Subject: Re: saints of the day 9. July


medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and


Phyllis Jestice wrote:


> Everild (d. c. 700)  Everild was a West Saxon noblewoman who became a

> nun at York.  St. Wilfrid gave her some land where she established

> what became a large community of nuns, later named Everildsham (now

> called Everingham).



This could take some disentangling.  Everingham means 'Homestead of the

family or followers of a man called Eofor'.  The church at Everingham is

indeed dedicated to St Everilda, but the Constable family who acquired

estate in the early 16th century were Roman Catholic, and they are

responsible for peddling this nonsense.  There were plenty of nunneries

the East Riding of Yorkshire, but I can't find a record of one at



In the Salisbury Calendar, 9 July is the Octave of the Visitation of Our



John Briggs



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