Name Index


The Brother and Sister of St Willibald

Trans. Devon. Assoc. 1891, Vol XXIII, pp. 225-238.


The Rev Canon Brownlow, M.A.

Prepared by Michael Steer

The paper was presented at the Association’s Tiverton meeting, July 1891.  Canon Brownlow in an earlier TDA article, claims St. Willibald as a Devonshire worthy, and in the present article makes the same claim for Willibald’s brother Winebald or Wunebald, and his sister Walburga. Like St. Willibald, they both left their native land and devoted their lives, at the invitation of their uncle St. Boniface, to the conversion and civilization of the Germans. Winibald was abbot of the Benedictine monasteries of Heidenheim am Hahnenkamm.  His father was a West Saxon nobleman, Saint Richard the Pilgrim; his mother was Saint Wuna of Wessex. Walpurga's feast day is 25 February, but the day of her canonization, 1 May, was also celebrated during the high medieval period, especially in the 11th century under the Archbishop of Cologne, so that Walpurgis Night is the eve of May Day, celebrated in continental folklore with dancing. The article, from a copy of a rare and much sought-after journal can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.

Alfred, King 226
Arthur, King 226
Benedict, Saint 233
Boniface, Saint 225-7, 229-30, 232-3, 235-6
Canisius 225, 233
Charlemagne, Emperor 235
Cuthburga, Queen 228, 231
Eadburga 229
Ebbe 229
Erconwald, Saint 228
Ethelburga, Queen 226, 228
Geraint, King 226
Gregory III, Pope 226
Gundwin 235
Hildegard, Queen 235-6
Ine, King 226, 228, 231
Jaffé 230, 235
Jorhthat, Priest 235
Liobgytha (Lioba), Saint 229-30, 232-6
Lullus, Archbishop 235
Martel, Charles, Ruler 226
Montalembert 228, 230-1
Newman, Cardinal 237
Odilo, Duke 22
Pepin, King 235
Richard, Saint 226, 232
Rudolf, Monk 234
Sturm, Abbot 232
Tetta, Saint. Abbess 231-2
Thorpe 226
Tinne 229
Walburga 225, 228, 232-3, 236-8
Willibald, Saint 225, 232, 236-7
Winebald, Saint (Wunebald) 225-8, 232, 236-7
Wolfhard 233