List 32: Prebendaries


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'List 32: Prebendaries: Langtoft ', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 6: York (1999), pp. 84-86. URL: Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Langtoft (E.R.): cath. held 9 car. in 1086 (Yorks. DB fos. 303, 382). North Grimston (E.R.): abp. held 3 1/2 car. (ibid.).

Land in Langtoft 1164 × 73 (EYC I no. 161 = EEA XX no. 133). Messuage near Minster by 1164 × 74 (EYC I no. 282 = EEA XX no. 126).

In c. 1295 preb. was rector of Langtoft, with a manor-house and land (Extents pp. 36-8). Preb. also had a manor in North Grimston with land; church belonged to St Mary's, York, but passed into preb. later (G. Lawton, Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum de Diocesi Eboracensi (1842) p. 276).

Land in Ogleforth in 1366 (Chs. Vicars Choral no. 368).

Vicarage of Langtoft ord. 20 Nov. 1274 (Misc. Reg. fo. 12r). For vicarage and vicars of Langtoft, see Fasti Paroch. III 51-3.

Abp. proposed to divide preb. into two, and issued mandate to dean and chapter to install M. Roger Marmion to preb. Langtoft and M. Nicholas of Ewelme to preb. Cottam (par. Langtoft) 29 Oct. and 1 Nov. 1295 (Reg. Romeyn II 27-8). But chapter unwilling to approve division, and preb. remained undivided.


1291 £100; vicarage £6 13s. 4d. (Taxatio p. 297a).


Simon de Sigillo (fn. 176)

First occ. as can. 1143 × 53 (EYC I no. 450). Occ. several times. Last occ. 1167 × 77 (ibid. no. 553) and c. 1170 × 1186 (ibid. II no. 1631). Had been succeeded in this preb. by John [son of Letold] before 1173 (below).

John [son of Letold]

Can. from before 1153 (unident. preb., list 50); archdcn., successively of Cleveland, prob. by 1159 (list 10), and of Nottingham from before late 1171 (list 12). As newly appd. archdcn. of Nottingham he succeeded Simon de Sigillo in this preb. before 1173 (EYC I no. 161 = EEA XX no. 133; (fn. 177) EYC I no. 282 = EEA XX no. 126; EYC I no. 283). D. 1181 (list 12).

M. Ralph de Sancto Laurentio

Was dispossessed of this preb. some time before Michaelmas 1212 (Pipe Roll 14 John (PRS new ser. xxx, 1955) p. 29): the debt he incurred for the kg.'s benevolence and for being able to plead in a church court (going back to 1202) was entered under Hants until 1208 when it was transf. to Yorks. (Pipe Roll 4 John (PRS new ser. xv, 1937) p. 77; ibid. 10 John (PRS new ser. xxiii, 1947) pp. 119, 144). Presum. dispossessed in favour of cardinal John, so by 24 Apr. 1205 (below).


Cardinal-dcn. of S. Maria in Cosmedin, nepos and chanc. of pope Innocent III (see Maleczek, Kardinalskolleg pp. 136-7), occ. as this preb., being taken into kg.'s protection 24 Apr. 1205 (Rot. Chart. p. 147b). Vicar of Conisbrough (W.R.). D. 8 × 14 June 1213 (Maleczek p. 137; cf. Letters of Innocent III nos. 919-20).


Nepos of pope Innocent III, papal prov. to this preb. in succession to cardinal John 14 June 1213, the dean (M. Simon of Apulia, list 2) to act as his proctor (Letters of Innocent III no. 920). D. or res. this preb., called Leonard Odelini, by 10 Jan. 1266 (CPR 1258-66 p. 532). Perhaps to be identified with M. Leonard, papal chapl., and prec. of Messina, who occ. in England Jan.-July 1262 (CPL I 382, 386 = Reg. Urbain IV nos. 124, 196), whose preb. in York and other churches had been sequestrated, their relaxation ordered by pope Urban IV 13 June 1264 (Reg. Urbain IV no. 656, cal. CPL I 401).

M. William of Fécamp

Royal clerk and physician, royal coll. to an unident. preb. in York in succession to M. Adam de Belstede, s.v., 12 Nov. 1265 (CPR 1258-66 p. 502), but ineffective (list 51). Royal coll. to this preb. in succession to Leonard Odelini, s.v., 10 Jan. 1266, with mandate to dean and chapter to admit 2 March (CPR 1258-66 pp. 532, 562). Also preb. of Bridgnorth and of Southwell (ibid. p. 276; CPR 1266-72 p. 11). Still alive 28 Sept. 1271 (CPR 1266-72 p. 576).

M. Richard de Clifford (fn. 178)

Royal clerk and escheator. Abp.'s coll. to this preb. before 5 Feb. 1270, when kg. appd. proctor to sue for M. William of Fécamp's right (CPR 1266-72 p. 405). Occ. as this preb. 20 Nov. 1274 (Misc. Reg. fo. 12r). Also prec. of Chichester 1271, and preb. of Salisbury by 1284 (1 Fasti V 13, IV 92). His preb. in York sequestrated for forest offence 16 June 1286 (Reg. Romeyn I 19). Occ. as can. summer 1290 (Misc. Reg. fo. 2r). Sequestration relaxed 26 Nov. 1291 (Reg. Romeyn II 12; cf. Misc. Reg. fo. 4r). Still alive 28 Sept. 1294 (CPR 1292-1301 p. 94).

M. Roger Marmion (fn. 179)

Had a church in archdcnry. of Richmond, on leave of absence 26 Nov. 1279 (Reg. Wickwane p. 48); royal clerk, to be dealt with gently by abp.'s official 10 Jan. 1281 (ibid. p. 213). Abp.'s coll. to part of this preb., with mandate to install, 29 Oct. 1295; Nicholas of Ewelme (fn. 180) to be inducted to other part; but chapter unwilling to approve division of preb., so had coll. of entire preb. 13 Feb. 1296 (Reg. Romeyn II 27-8; and see notes on preb., above). Prob. to be identified with Roger 'Maromon' or 'Maromari', rector of Kirkby Overblow (W.R.), who was appd. papal chapl. 1 Aug. 1257 (CPL I 349 = Reg. Alex. IV no. 2131; cf. CPL I 355 = Reg. Alex. IV no. 2486). Occ. as this preb. 18 March 1302 (Misc. Reg. fo. 12r). Still alive, but infirm 29 May 1304 (Reg. Corbridge I 200). D. or res. by 20 Apr. 1305 (CPR 1301-07 p. 333).


176 His son Robert occ. 1162 × 67 and 1175 (EYC II nos. 1247, 1250-1, III nos. 1566, 1631), received land in Bramham (W.R.) and Huntington (N.R.) and had a sister Alice (ibid. II no. 1035).
177 Note that this ch. is attested by Jeremy can. of York, before he had succeeded John son of Letold in the archdcnry. of Cleveland (list 10).
178 For his career, see Biog. Ox. III 2162-3; with correction in 1 Fasti IV 92 n.
179 He was Master by 1279, D.Cn.L. by 1295; for his career, see Biog. Ox. II 1224. Clay pointed out, YMF II 49, that his connection with Winteringham (Lincs.) suggests that he was a member of the baronial family of Marmion (Comp. Peer. VIII 517 n.).
180 D.Th. by 1267, chanc. of Oxford university 1263-9; see Biog. Ox. I 658.