ST. EADBURGE, ABBESS OF MENSTREY IN THE ISLE OF
SHE built there a new church in honor of SS. Peter
and Paul, into which she caused the body of St. Mildrede, her
immediate predecessor, to be translated. Her death happened about the
year 751, according to Thorne, quoted in the Monasticon.1 St.
Eadburge seems to be the abbess of that name to whom St. Boniface
sometimes wrote. Capgrave confounds her with St. Ethelburge,
(daughter of Ethelbert, king of Kent,) who, after the death of king
Edwin her husband, consecrated herself to God, and died abbess of
Lyming in Kent, towards the close of the seventh century. The relics
of St. Eadburge were translated to Canterbury, in 1055, and there
deposited in St. Gregory’s church. St. Mildrede is honored on
the 20th of February.