England’s Immigrants 1330 – 1550 Resident Aliens in the Late Middle Ages

William Beselyng [59457]

Surname: Beselyng [Beuselyn]
Forename: William
Gender: Male
Place of Residence: Modbury, Ermington hundred, Devon
Place of Origin: [France]
Origin: Nationality: French
Occupation(s): prior of Modbury
Taxation Status: householder
Original Document: E 179/95/100, rot. 3d (tax assessment, 8 July 1440)
Notes: Paid. Modbury priory was a cell of the abbey of St Pierre-sur-Dives in France. It was not dissolved until the death of William Beuselyn, who was the last prior. Evidence shows he leased the priory's estates from the king and then from Eton College. The mother-house sent a monk to live with the prior as late as 1470. See English Monastic Archives database.
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