Prebendaries
Langford Minor

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Diana E. Greenway

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1977

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'Prebendaries: Langford Minor', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: volume 3: Lincoln (1977), pp. 76-77. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33601 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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Prebendaries

PREBEND

Manor of Langford (Oxon., royal manor T.R.E. and 1086) perhaps the land which Roger bp. of Salisbury (1106-39) had in Langford which was given to the cathedral by king Henry II 1155 × 58 (R.A.L. I nos. 139, 179); not named in papal confs. of prebs. unless included in appurtenances of Langford church 6 Feb. 1146 (ibid. no. 252 p. 199) and lands of Langford church 5 June 1163 (ibid. no. 255 p. 207), and therefore perhaps the lands of Langford church gr. by king Stephen 1139 × 46 (Regesta III no. 484). First certain reference to preb. 1243 (Book of Fees II 866). See also R.A.L. II no. 382, III nos. 947-9; Dij/73/2/2, 6-8, 11, 13.

Valuations

1254 £15; 1291 £40 (Taxatio p. 32a)

PREBENDARIES

M. Giles Le Rous (Rufus)

First occ. as can. and this preb. 1243 (Book of Fees II 866; cf. R.A.L. III no. 947). Presum. transf. to preb. Empingham on becoming archdcn. of Northampton 1246 or 1247, before 16 June 1247 (lists 9, 35).

M. John de Offington (fn. 1)

First occ. as can. 25 March 1247 (Rot. Grosseteste p. 428; cf. Epp. Grosseteste no. 120). Occ. as this preb. 12 June 1249 (R.A.L. II no. 382). Also preb. of Salisbury and Wells. D. 1251/2 (Chron. Maj. V 230).

Henry de Lexington

Dean from between 17 May 1245 and Jan. 1246 (list 2), so presum. unident. preb. until after d. of John de Offington, 1251/2 (above). Occ. as this preb. 27 Apr. 1253 (R.A.L. III no. 948). Bp. of Lincoln, el. 30 Dec. 1253, temps. 1 Apr. 1254, cons. 24 May (list 1).

M. Richard of Gravesend

Dean by Aug. 1254 (list 2). Occ. holding this preb. as dean (Mon. Franc. I 185-9). Presum. transf. from unident. preb., held as archdcn. of Oxford from before 16 June 1250 (list 11). Bp. of Lincoln, el. 21 or 23 Sept. 1258, temps. 17 Oct., cons. 3 Nov. (list 1).

M. William de Lexington

First occ. as can. 29 Sept. 1258 × 29 Sept. 1259 (R.A.L. X no. 2780). Occ. as this preb. 1260/1 (ibid. III no. 949). Precentor, from before 24 Aug. 1262 (list 3); dean, el. after 24 Aug. 1262; d. c. 8 Sept. 1272 (list 2).

Robert de Swillington

First occ. as can. 15 May 1284 (L.S. I 299). Also bp.'s seneschal (see, e.g., Reg. Sutton II 91). Transf. from this preb. to preb. Gretton, coll. 23 Dec. 1292 (Reg. I fo. 355v; list 37).

Peter of Savoy

Transf. from preb. Marston, coll. by bp. 23 Dec. 1292 (Reg. I fo. 355v; list 49), but occ. as this preb. 1291 (Taxatio p. 32a). Instal. as precentor and this preb. 8 Sept. 1305 (A/2/21 fo. 2r; list 3). Also preb. of Hereford and York; treas. of Llandaff; dean of Salisbury. Abp. of Lyon, conf. by pope 7 Aug. 1308 (Reg. Clem. V no. 2895: not in C.P.L.). Last occ. as this preb. 1 Dec. 1309 (Dij/73/2/11), and in year Sept. 1308 - Sept. 1309 (Bj/2/4 fo. 48v). Preb. and precentorship sequestered by chapter, 7 Jan. 1310 (A/2/22 fo. 21r). Had been succeeded by year Sept. 1309 - Sept. 1310 (ibid. fo. 71r).

Footnotes

1 Perhaps Uffington, Berks. (Salisbury dioc.), but there are places called Uffington also in Lincs. and Salop, and Offington in Sussex. For his career, see also Biog. Ox. III 1927-8.