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1206 The priors lose their lands at Houghton and Dunstable gives 100 marks to the king plus a gift to the sheriff. 1208 The Priory of St Peter starts a hospital of St Mary Magdalene for lepers on the east side of South Street on the town boundary, which was the town side of the present Half Moon Lane.The canons build an almonry (for the distribution of alms).1154 King Stephen and Henry, the Duke of Normandy, hold a meeting at Dunstable.1164 The burgesses are summoned by King Henry II to send representatives to Parliament, but they refuse.
1130 A payment of one penny a day is authorised for a steward to look after the house (royal residence) when the King is not here.
1108 The Church of the Holy Trinity, Aldgate, is founded by Queen Maud. 1109 Around this time, Henry I establishes a town around the crossroads.