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Examples of Mother-house
Whenever a war broke out between England and France, the foreign priories were seized, though some, and among them the priory of St. Michael’s Mount obtained in time a distinct corporate character, and during the reigns of Henry IV.
After that time the Cornish priory shared the fate of other so-called alien priories or cells.
A monk brought up at Mont St. Michel would repeat as an old man the legends he had heard about St. Michel and Bishop Autbert, even though he was ending his days in the priory of the Cornish Mount.
Mr. Thomas points out that De Bury's executors sold at least some portion of his books; and, moreover, his biographer says nothing of a library at Oxford.
Possibly the scheme was never carried out.