58 AND 59. THE HOSPITALS OF ORFORD
There seem to have been two hospitals at
Orford in honour respectively of St. Leonard and
St. John Baptist, the former in all probability for
lepers. We have only met with a single record
reference to each.
The master and brethren of the hospital of
St. Leonard, Orford, obtained the royal licence
to seek alms in October, 1320. (fn. 1)
In 1390 Richard II granted to his servant
William Coterell, for life, the wardenship of the
hospital of St. John, Orford, in conjunction with
the hospital of Holy Trinity and St. James,
Dunwich. (fn. 2)
A chapel of St. John Baptist was standing
in 1500 on the north side of the river. (fn. 3)
||Pat. 14 Edw. II, pt. i, m. 16.
||Pat. 13 Ric. II, pt. ii, m. 19, 17.
||Add MS. 19101, fol. 106.