Monument record MYO4822 - Salleys Maison Dieu


William de Salley founded a Maison Dieu at St Johns Church in North Street in 1401. Also known as Acaster Maison Dieu, after Isolda de Akastre wh may have been the original founder. It possibly survived to the 16th century. Exact location unknown.


Grid reference SE 6011 5166 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

North Street Maison Dieu, York.— This house possibly owed its origin to William de Salley, Sheriff of York, 1397-8, who in 1401 occurs as founder or patron. In his will (1408) he bequeathed to his wife a tenement in North Street in St. John's parish, facing the king's highway, with six houses in the lane there, beside the 'Meson Dieu' on the south side of the lane. Perhaps this was really the house founded by Isolda de Akastre, of which William de Salley had become patron. The 'hospital of Ysolda Akaster in North Street' is mentioned by Richard Howme, and to the poor of the house he left 40s. for equal division among them. Isolda de Acaster was the widow of John de Acaster, Mayor of York in 1364 and again in 1378-9, and the hospital is ascribed to John de Acaster in the will of Margaret de Knaresburgh, 1398.

'Hospitals: York', in A History of the County of York: Volume 3, ed. William Page (London, 1974), pp. 336-352.

NMR Information

Sources - Title (& comments)
1 Union Terrace : excavations in the Horsefair Microfiche in pocket inside back cover 1989 by J D Richards, C Heighway and S Donaghey 18-Sep vol.11, fasc.1
2 Medieval religious houses in England and Wales 1971 by David Knowles and R Neville Hadcock 408

NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

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Record last edited

Feb 18 2020 10:38AM


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