Owlwycke Priory

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Founded: 1986
Status: Disbanded

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Owlwycke Priory was founded in 1986 by Sebastian de Grey and Dana O'Lawler, along with Timotheus Zacharia von Schloss Zwilling and Lynnette de Sandoval del Valle de los Unicornios.


Our household purpose was to provide service to Altavia and Caid. At any time 2 or 3 of us held offices at the Baronial or Kingdom level. Our definition of service included support of the household members who were officially serving at the event (as autocrats, officers, court, etc). The person taking care of household pavilion setup/takedown, lunch set up, shoving lunch in your face, bringing you water, reminding you to visit the loo, etc. is just as much in service to Altavia and Caid as the person officially serving.


The household setting was Owlwycke Priory and its neighboring estate, House Zacharia, both located in Altavia, Caid.

Father Sebastian de Grey was the abbot of Owlwycke Priory. Living at the priory was Dana O'Lawler, his widowed sister-in-law (whose 3 children looked a lot like Sebastian).

Timotheus Zacharia von Schloss Zwilling was the master of House Zacharia and bookkeeper for Owlwycke Priory. Lynnette de Sandoval del Valle de los Unicornios was the lady of House Zacharia and herbalist for the priory.

More Members

The House Zacharia portion of the household expanded to include Stephen the Sinister (Feb 1987), Cynthia Lloyd of Hightower (June 1988), and Timotheus' and Lynnette's newly adopted SCA son, Wulfric Grimbeald (Nov 1989).

Allied Households

The four original members of Owlwycke Priory were also members of the Barbarian Freehold Alliance. Owlwycke Priory and House Zacharia were never member households of the Freehold, but an unofficial alliance existed between the groups.

Wulfric and his lady Theodora Quennell moved to West Virginia in (approximately) 1991, at that point he reactivated his household: Clan Wulfgard. House Zacharia became officially allied with Wulfgard.

Household Disbanded

By 1994 Sebastian and Dana became inactive and Owlwycke Priory dissolved.

More Information

  • Allied Households:
    • House Zacharia Household Web Site -- A Caid household dedicated to service and the arts
    • Barbarian Freehold Alliance -- A non-territorial alliance of Freeholds, Households, Ships, and Individuals within the SCA who have a special interest in the Viking, Celtic, Mongolian, Barbarian, or non-standard Feudal European Cultures
    • Clan Wulfgard -- A Hiberno-Saxon household active within the SCA, based in Ǽthelmearc