Founding a nunnery in Kings Sutton in 916 – part 2
People of importance in the region
There is not much evidence for who were the local landowners and nobility (partly because of the lack of charters for this period, and particularly this area).
Details are taken from PASE (the numbers differentiate people of the same name) http://pase.ac.uk/index.html
The most important is:
Cenwulf 5/Coenwulf, Bishop of Dorchester, 909-909×925 – Kings Sutton was in his (huge) diocese
Ælfwine 8: Bishop of Lichfield (Ælle), fl. 903×915–935×941
Æthelhun 18: Bishop of Worcester, 907×915-915×922
Æthelstan 17: Bishop of Ramsbury (Wiltshire & Berkshire), c.909-c.909×927, Mercian
Æthelweard 12: Bishop of London, d.909×926
Cynath 3: Abbot of Evesham, fl. 915-930
Cynefrith 6: Bishop of Rochester, 909×926–933×934
(a long way from Kings Sutton, but has a similar name to Cyneswith)
Eadfrith 7: Bishop
, fl. ?914
Ealhstan 15: Bishop of London, 900×921-c.909×921; Leofusta; Leofstan
Frithestan 1: Bishop of Winchester (909-932×933)
Plegmund 1: Archbishop of Canterbury, 890-923, Mercian
Wærfrith 6: Bishop of Worcester, 869×872–907×915
Had a kinswoman called Cyneswith – he leased her land in Gloucestershire 899 x 904
Wilfrith 4: (Bishop of Lichfield, ?x901-909x?
Wilfrith 5: Bishop of Worcester, 915×922–928×929
Wulfsige 14: Bishop of London, 897×900-909×926
Wynnsige 13: Bishop of Dorchester, 909×925–934×945
There are a few records of bishops founding nunneries (usually for their kinswomen), and one example post 900.
Thurcytel 2: Eorl, went overseas to Francia with the men who wished to serve him
Wigfrith 2: Owner of land in Oxon., fl. 904
Affa 1: Wife of Ælfhelm
Ælfhelm 27: Owner of land in Beds., 10thC
Ealdred 25: Minister, fl. 926; owner of land in Beds.
Leofsige 3: Goldsmith
Manna 2: Eorl, killed at Tempsford 917
Toglos 1: Eorl, killed at Tempsford 917
Æthelflæd 6: Owner of land in Warwicks. & Bucks.
Æthelfrith 3: Dux, fl. 883-904/915; owner of land in Somerset, Bucks., Middx.
Æthelgyth 1: Daughter of Æthelwulf 30
Æthelwulf 30: Father of Æthelgyth 1
Eadric 7: Minister, fl. 903-915
Wulflaf 13: Owner of land in Warwicks. or Berks., fl. 915
Moneyers listed in PASE for early 9th century for Northamptonshire:
Ælfweald 6: Moneyer associated with the London mint
I don’t know what the evidence is for their being associated with the county; I don’t know whether they would be relevant to the founding of a nunnery.