ST. ALNOTH, ANCHORET, M.
WEDON, in Northamptonshire, was honored with a
palace of Wulphere, king of Mercia, in the middle of England, and was
bestowed by that prince upon his daughter St. Wereburge, who
converted it into a monastery. Alnoth was the bailiff of St.
Wereburge in that country, and the perfect imitator of her heroic
virtues. After her retreat he led an anchoretical life in that
neighborhood, and was murdered by robbers in his solitude. His relics
were kept with veneration in the church of the village of Stow, near
Wedon. Wilson places his festival on the 27th of February, in the
first edition of his English Martyrology, and in the second on the
25th of November. See the life of St. Wereburge, which Camden sent to
F. Rosweide, written, as it seems, by Jocelin. See also Harpsfield,
Sæc. 7, c. 23, and Bollandus, p. 684.