Edith-Weston (St. Mary)
EDITH-WESTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Oakham, hundred of Martinsley, county of Rutland, 7 miles (W. S. W.) from Stamford; containing 343 inhabitants. Here was a priory of Benedictine monks, a cell to the abbey of St. George, at Banguervill, in Normandy, to which it was given by William de Tankervill, chamberlain to Henry I.; it was conveyed to the Carthusians of Coventry in the reign of Richard II., and, as part of their possessions, was granted, in the 4th of Edward VI., to William Parr, Marquess of Northampton. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £14. 7. 6.; net income, £155; patron, the Rev. R. Lucas.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.