One of the many daughters of Brychan, who came to Cornwall from Wales in the 6th(?) century. She was presumably a nun who founded the church of, or lived close to, the present town of St Mabyn. She is depicted in stained glass (the Wives Window of 1523) in the church of St Neot (Cornwall). Episcopal registers of the 13th century describe her church as Sancte Mabene, but the Feet of Fines (1234) refer to Sancto Malbano, a male saint. Feast (according to Roscarrock): 18 November.
Baring-Gould and Fisher, iii. 390;O.D.E.P.N., p. 401.