1910 New Catholic Dictionary
(alien priories) Former religious houses in England owned or controlled by foreigners; confiscated during the French War of 1415. Thus, the public park in South London now called Tooting Bec Common formed part of the lands of the Abbey of Bec, Normandy.
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Entry for 'Alien Priories'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/a/alien-priories.html. 1910.