PREBENDARIES OF BROWNSWOOD (fn. 4)
The lists in the prebendal catalogues give a wrong sequence after the first four names.
In the course of the re-arrangement of the names, two or more names may have
dropped out of the lists. The order of names in the catalogues is as follows:
Cat. I fo. 93v
||Cat. II fo. 111/118r|
|Ric. de Aurival
||Ricardus de Aurivall'|
|Rad. de Lang'
||Radulfus de lang'|
|Will. de Costentin
||Brand regis clericus|
|Brand regis clericus
|Rob. de Sandon
||Robertus de Sandon|
|Ric. de Sandford
||Ricardus de Stanford'|
|Joh. de Cheham
(hucusque in manu antiq. et ead.)
|Johannes de Cheham|
|Adam de Writele
||Adam de Writele|
|Hen. de Newerk Decan. Ebor.
||Henr' de Newerk decanus Ebor'|
|Rog. de la Legh
||Rogerus de la leighe|
|Joh. de Leicestr.
||Johannes de leycestr'|
|Henr. Brante Saraceni de Urbe
||Henricus Branke saraceni de urbe|
||Walterus de lond' decanus Well' etc.
The correct order, so far as it can be ascertained, is given below. It will be noted that
there are two gaps, between Brand or Robert de Sandon and Richard de Stanford, and
between John de Cheham and Roger de La Legh.
Occ. in cats. Not otherwise known.
Richard de Aurivall
Occ. in cats. Does not occ. as can. Prob. to be identified with Richard de Aurea
Valle, king's chapl., who occ. [1102 × 06] (Regesta II no. 572), [1123 × 28] (ibid.
no. 1431), and [1121 × c. 1137] (Early Yorks. Charters 1 nos. 456, 460).
M. Ralph of Langford
Occ. in cats. First certain occ. as can. 1132/3 (WD 4 fo. 53/57r-v, pd. in Rep. p.
67b), but may occ. earlier, [c. 1108 × Apr. 1138] (WD 4 fo. 51/55v, pd. in Rep. p.
67a), (fn. 2) and [1114 × Apr. 1138] (Gibbs no. 218). (fn. 3) Became dean after Apr. 1138,
and prob. transf. immediately to preb. of Totenhall.
William de Costentin
Occ. in cats. Not otherwise known, unless to be identified with William de Costentin, rector of Edmonton, Middlesex, in mid-twelfth cent. ('The book of the foundation
of Walden abbey', ed. in trans. H. Collar, Essex Review xlv (1936) 84).
M. David of London
Occ. in cats. First occ. before 1167 (Z. N. Brooke, in Essays to Poole pp. 236-7).
Last occ. Sept. 1188 (Pipe Roll, 34 Hen. II (Pipe Roll Soc. xxxviii) pp. 11, 18, 23),
and last occ. as can. before 1192 (Gibbs no. 164; A/2/581, A/10/1028, A/22/1658, cal.
in Rep. pp. 3b, 11b-12a, 23b). (fn. 6) Prob. d. before Sept. 1189 (Z. N. Brooke, in Essays
to Poole p. 239). Commem. 31 March (Obit. I fo. 11r). Called only M. David in St.
Paul's documents, but called M. David de Lundonia in Pipe Rolls, and called M.
David Londoniensis by Arnulf of Lisieux (Letters of Arnulf of Lisieux, ed. F. Barlow
(Camden 3rd ser. lxi) no. 73).
Occ. in cats. First occ. as can. c. 1192 (D.S.R. II). Last occ. 1215/16 (A/39/1369),
and perhaps later, [c. 1214 × Sept. 1216] (Gibbs nos. 145, 254). (fn. 8) Excomm., prob. late
summer 1215, and depr., prob. by 1217 (Rot. H. de Welles, ed. W. P. W. Phillimore
(Canterbury and York Soc. i) 1 58; cf. Gervase of Howbridge, above p. 26). Called
magister once only, as M. Brand, formerly can. [c. 1216 × Jan. 1221] (cart. of Holy
Trinity, Aldgate: Glasgow, Univ. Libr., Hunterian MS. U. 2. 6 fo. 116v). (fn. 9) Perhaps to
be identified with Brand, king's clk., who occ. 22 Aug. 1198, 24 Oct. 1198, 23 Jan.
1199 (L. Landon, Itinerary of Richard I (Pipe Roll Soc., new ser. xiii) pp. 132, 136,
M. Robert de Sandon
Occ. in cats. Presum. to be identified with M. Robert de Sandon, who occ. possibly
[c. 1201 × March 1204], not called can. (Gibbs nos. 136-8, 143). (fn. 10)
M. Richard de Stanford
Occ. in cats. First certain occ. as can. May 1241 (A/17A/1318), but prob. can. when
occ. [1231 × June 1236] (charter roll of Holy Trinity, Aldgate: B.M., Cotton Roll xiii.
18 no. 6). (fn. 1) Last occ. 1 Aug. 1248 (B.M., Harley MS. 6956 fo. 126r, from an original
deed formerly in St. Paul's pyx 'K'). Commem. 10 Apr. (Obits. II fo. 108r, IV pp. 65,
81), 9 Apr. (Obit. III fo. 95r).
M. John de Cheham
Occ. in cats. Presum. not appd. until after 6 Nov. 1250, when still called bp.'s clk.
(A/24/466). Papal disp. for plurality 21 Aug. 1251 (Reg. Innoc. IV nos. 5464, 5775).
First occ. as can. before March 1252/3 (A/36/1022). (fn. 2) Last occ. 18 May 1256 (Wells,
D. & C., Liber Albus I fo. 102v). Bp. of Glasgow, papal prov. by 13 June 1259 (Cal.
Documents . . . Scotland, ed. J. Bain (Edinburgh, 1881) 1 no. 2158), cons. before 21
May 1260 (Reg. Alex. IV no. 3127).
Roger de La Legh
Occ. in cats. Does not occ. as can., but successively archdcn. of Essex by May 1274;
dean from Oct. 1283 to d. in Aug. 1285.
M. John of Leicester
Occ. in cats. Presum. not appd. until after 4 Nov. 1281, when still called bp.'s clk.
(A/35/986; cf. Mon. Ang. v 464(v), of 18 Nov. 1276). First occ. as can. 19 Apr. 1287
(Westminster, D. & C., Ch. 13880). Last occ. 17 July 1289 (B.M., Harley MS. 6956
fo. 30v, from an original deed formerly in St. Paul's 'in thecis'). Said to have d. as can.
1289 (Flor. Hist. 111 70). (fn. 3)
M. Adam de Writele
Occ. in cats. Occ. as can. 23 March 1291 (Reg. Nic. IV no. 4685), and 21 March
1292 (C.P.R. 1281-92 p. 480). Will proved 3 Feb. 1294 (reg. of Christ Church, Canterbury: Cambridge, Univ. Libr., MS. Ee. 5. 31 fo. 57r).
M. Henry of Newark
Occ. in cats. Occ. as can. 28 Sept. 1294 (B.M., Harley MS. 6956 fos. 154v-155r,
from a letter of proxy formerly in St. Paul's pyx 'H'). Occ. this preb. c. 1294 (Liber
F valor). (fn. 5) Abp. of York, el. May 1296, cons. June 1298.
Laurence de Fuscis de Bera
Occ. in cats. as Laurence the Roman. Presum. to be identified with Laurence de
Fuscis de Bera, preb. of Oxgate, who was depr. by 1 Sept. 1297 (Reg. Bon. VIII no.
2177). Possibly held this preb. after depr., because his successor does not occ. until
June 1303 (see below).
Henry de Saracenis
Occ. in cats. First occ. as can. 8 June 1303 (Reg. Winchelsey II 963). Last occ. 27
July 1329 (WD 1 fo. 82a). But was succeeded in this preb. by 12 June 1315 (Le Neve,
Fasti 1300-1541 v (1963) 21), so presum. transf. to another unident. preb.