1123 King Henry I and his court spend Christmas at Kingsbury, Dunstable.
1125 Work has started by this date on building the Augustinian Priory at Dunstable.
Mossy, a Jew, unsuccessfully sues the prior for £700.
His friends pay the king a mark of gold and £100 to save him from hanging for forgery.
The signature of Bernard, Dunstable's first Prior, appears this year on a document at Aldgate monastery, which looked upon Dunstable as its daughter foundation.
1130 A payment of one penny a day is authorised for a steward to look after the house (royal residence) when the King is not here.
1206 The priors lose their lands at Houghton and Dunstable gives 100 marks to the king plus a gift to the sheriff. 1208 The Priory of St Peter starts a hospital of St Mary Magdalene for lepers on the east side of South Street on the town boundary, which was the town side of the present Half Moon Lane.