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Kersey Priory was a priory in Kersey, Suffolk, England. It was founded before 1218 as a hospital dedicated St Mary the Blessed Virgin and St Anthony under rule of Austin Canons. It was dissolved in 1443 and the next year transferred to King's College, Cambridge.

Seal of Kersey Priory
12th Century Seal of Kersey Priory


The twelfth-century seal of Kersey Priory is a pointed oval bearing a bust of the Blessed Virgin crowned in clouds, below is the head of St. Anthony between them is a sun and crescent moon. It has the legend round the edge of ‘Sigill' sce Marie et sci Antonii de Kerseia’

Priors of Kersey

  • Richard Waleys, died 1331
  • Robert de Akenham, elected 1331
  • John Calle, resigned 1387
  • John de Polstede, elected 1387
  • John Buche, elected 1394
  • John Dewche, elected 1411
  • Nicholas Bungaye, resigned 1422
  • Richard Fyn, elected 1422
  • John Duch, elected 1431
  • William Woodbridge, elected 1432
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