Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4436
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  • Title: And Hir Name was Charite: Charitable Giving by and for Women in Late Medieval Yorkshire [Using evidence from Yorkshire wills, the author attempts to determine patterns of female charity and poverty in fifteenth-century England. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Woman is a Worthy Wight: Women in English Society c. 1200-1500.  Edited by P.J.P. Goldberg.  Alan Sutton Publishing, 1992.  Pages 182 - 211.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Charity Poverty Wills Women in Active Roles Yorkshire, East Riding, England
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Wills; 1) York, Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, Prob. Reg. 1-13.2) York, Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, Archbishop's Registers, Reg. 10-24.3) York, York Merchant Adventurers' Cartulary and Deeds, D19 and D4317.4) York, York Minster Libra
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  • Table: Nine Tables. Table One Composition of the will samples, 1389-1398 and 1440-1459. Table Two Money doles (bequests of money, frequently given out at funerals). Table Three Food and drink. Table Four Clothing. Table Five Visiting the sick. Table Six Maisonsdieu and hospitals. Table Seven Prisoners. Table Eight Fuel. Table Nine St. Leonard’s Hospital, York: liveries and corrodies, 1392-1409.
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0862998646
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