Hospitals
St Erasmus & St Mary Magdalene, Cheshunt

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Victoria County History

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William Page (editor)

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1971

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'Hospitals: St Erasmus & St Mary Magdalene, Cheshunt', A History of the County of Hertford: Volume 4 (1971), pp. 460. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=37980 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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24. HOSPITAL OF ST. ERASMUS AND ST. MARY MAGDALENE, CHESHUNT

There was at one time in Cheshunt a hospital of St. Erasmus and St. Mary Magdalene, apparently very small and insignificant. (fn. 1) The proctor, Thomas Glasedale, when asked by the vicar-general of the Bishop of London in October 1527 (fn. 2) whether the king was their founder, answered that they had neither foundation, incorporation nor bills of privileges. The hospital of St. Mary Magdalene mentioned in connexion with Cheshunt in the Prior of Hertford's accounts of 1497-8 (fn. 3) was no doubt this house.

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1 It does not seem to have been known to Tanner.
2 Consistory Ct. of London, Vicar-General's book, Foxford, 106.
3 Rentals and Surv. R. 277. The entry is as follows: '18d. paid to the hospital of St. Mary Magdalene and 12d. to the nuns of Cheshunt for the said hospital by reason of a certain agreement.'