PREBENDARIES OF WELDLAND
See lists in Cats. I fo. 91v, II fo. 110/117r.
Karolus of Chichester
First preb. in cats., 'Karolus de Cicestria'. Not otherwise known, unless to be
identified with Charles, first precentor of Chichester, who occ. c. 1122 (see Acta of the
Bishops of Chichester, 1075-1207, ed. H. M. Mayr-Harting (Canterbury and York
Soc. lvi) p. 211).
Wulfred son of Goldman
Occ. in cats. between Karolus of Chichester and Geoffrey son of Wulfred, 'Aluredus
filius Goldmanni'. Alured not otherwise known, and cat. entry almost certainly in
error for Wulfred, father of Geoffrey (see below) and Robert (preb. of Portpool, cf.
above p. 71) (see also Brooke, Composition p. 122 n. 63). Perhaps to be identified with
Wlueredus, can. and pr., who occ. 1104/5 (WD 4 fo. 19/23r-v, pd. in Rep. p. 61b),
and Wlfredus, can., who prob. d. before Apr. 1138 (Gibbs no. 218).
Geoffrey son of Wulfred
Occ. in cats. between Wulfred son of Goldman and Walter de Dunstanvill, 'Galfridus filius eius', i.e. son of Wulfred. Possibly first occ. as can. 19 July 1111, as 'alter
Gaufridus' (? to distinguish him from Geoffrey Masculus, preb. of Hoxton (cf. above
p. 55), WD 4 fos. 53/57v-54/58r, pd, in Rep. pp. 67b-68a), and cf. 'Gaufridus
canonicus' who occ. c. 1128 (Davis, London lands p. 59) and [1111 × 35] (Gibbs no.
216). First certain occ. as can. 1132/3 (WD 4 fo. 53/57r-v, pd. in Rep. p. 67b). Last
certain occ. 1150/1 (B.M., Harley MS. 6956 fo. 84v, from missing Liber F fo. 35), but
may occ. later, [1138 × Sept. 1152] (WD 4 fo. 44/48r, pd. in Rep. p. 66a) (fn. 1) and [Apr.
1138 × c. 1154] (Gibbs no. 176). (fn. 2) Brother of Robert son of Wulfred, preb. of Portpool
(see, e.g., ibid.).
Walter de Dunstanvill
d'Unfranville (fn. 3)
Occ. in cats. between Geoffrey son of Wulfred and Walter de Insula, 'Walterus de
Dunstanvill [dunfranvile, Cat. II]'. Not otherwise known.
Walter de Insula (fn. 4)
Occ. in cats. between Walter de Dunstanvill and Nicholas, 'Walterus de Insul' '.
Does not occ. as can. Possibly to be identified with Walter de Insula, royal clk. and
justice, who occ. from c. 1163 to c 1176 (see Eyton, Itin. Hen. II, index s.v. Insula;
Recueil des Actes de Henri II, ed. L. V. Delisle and E. Berger (Paris, 1909-27), introductory vol. p. 468).
[? M. Walter de Witney. See below pp. 95-6.]
M. Nicholas (fn. 5)
Occ. in cats. between Walter de Insula and Simon of Gloucester, 'Nicholas nepos
archidiaconi'. Occ., not yet can.,  (Gibbs no. 134) and [1183/4] (Gibbs no. 69).
Perhaps not can. until after c. 1192 (does not occ. in D.S.R.). Occ. as can. after June
1199 (Gibbs no. 135), (fn. 1) and d. before March 1204 (Gibbs nos. 136-7). Grandson of
Nicholas Crocemannus, preb. of Oxgate (see above p. 67).
M. Simon of Gloucester
Occ. in cats. between Nicholas and John Belemains, 'Simon de Glocestria [Gloucestria, Cat. II]'. Occ., prob. not yet can., 16 May 1207 (cart. of Hospitallers: B.M.,
Cotton MS. Nero E. vi fo. 205r). First occ. as can. 13 Sept. 1208 (charter roll of Holy
Trinity, Aldgate: B.M., Cotton Roll xiii. 18 no. 21). Last occ. [c. 1214 × Sept. 1216]
(A/35/941). (fn. 2) Possibly to be identified with S., archdcn. of Colchester, who occ.
[c. 1214 × Sept. 1216] (see above p. 19).
Occ. in cats. between Simon of Gloucester and Henry de Cornhill, 'Johannes
Belemains [Belemeyns, Cat. II]'. First occ. as can. [c. 1216 × ?Apr. 1222] (B.M.,
Harley MS. 6956 fo. 133r-v, from an original deed formerly in St. Paul's pyx 'T'), (fn. 3)
but prob. transf. to preb. of Chiswick before Oct. 1217.
M. Henry de Cornhill
Occ. in cats. between John Belemains and Roger de Weseham, 'Henricus de
Cornhull'. Already can., presum. this preb., on appt. as chanc. of St. Paul's 28 Oct.
1217 (Richardson, Guala p. 259 no. 2). Presum. transf. to preb. of Finsbury between
June 1229 and Sept. 1241.
M. Roger de Weseham (fn. 4)
Occ. in cats. between Henry de Cornhill and Stephen de Sandwic, 'Rogerus de
Weseham'. Does not occ. as can. Also archdcn. of Oxford from 1236; dean of Lincoln
from 1239. Bp. of Coventry and Lichfield, prov. and cons. between May and July
M. Stephen de Sandwic
Occ. in cats. between Roger de Weseham and William Lupus, 'Stephanus de
Sandwic [Sandwik, Cat. II]'. First occ. as can. 2 March 1248 (Watney, St. Thos. Acon
p. 238), and Sept. 1248 (A/35/928). Presum. transf. to preb. of Mapesbury some time
before 1255. Also archdcn. of Essex by Feb. 1253, to Aug. 1265 or later.
M. William Lupus
Occ. in cats. between Stephen de Sandwic and Philip Lovel, 'Willelmus Lupus
commutat.'. Does not occ. as can. Prob. to be identified with M. William Lupus (Le
Loup), archdcn. of Gloucester, 1245-48; archdcn. of Lincoln from 1248, to d. in
1255 (Chron. Maj. v 534).
Occ. in cats. between William Lupus and Henry of Sandwich, 'Philippus Lovel'.
Presum. transf. to preb. of Islington between Oct. 1257 and Dec. 1259.
M. Henry of Sandwich (fn. 5)
Occ. in cats. between Philip Lovel and Nicholas of Ely, 'Henricus de Sandwico'.
Does not occ. as can. Bp. of London, el. Nov. 1262, cons. May 1263.
M. Nicholas of Ely
Occ. in cats. between Henry of Sandwich and Bartholomew de Regio, 'Nicholaus de
Ely'. Does not occ. as can. Archdcn. of Ely, 1249-66. King's chanc., 1260-61, 1263
(Tout, Chapters VI 5). Disp. for plurality 31 Oct. 1252 (Reg. Innoc. IV no. 6066), and
11 July 1257 (Reg. Alex. IV nos. 2104, 2111). Bp. of Worcester, el. by June, cons.
M. Bartholomew de Regio
Occ. in cats. between Nicholas of Ely and John de Luco, 'Bartholomeus de Regio'.
Occ. as can. once only, 10 Sept. 1269 (C.C.R. 1268-72 p. 79). Illegitimate son of king
John, papal chapl., Dominican friar (see e.g., Reg. Innoc. IV no. 6151).
M. John de Luco
Occ. in cats. between Bartholomew de Regio and Thomas de Northflete, 'Johannes
de Luc. [Luco, Cat. II]'. First occ. as can. 20 Nov. 1280 (Reg. W. Wickwane, ed. W.
Brown (Surtees Soc. cxiv) p. 268). Transf. to preb. of Islington before Apr. 1295.
M. Thomas de Northflete
Occ. in cats. between John de Luco and John de Sancto Claro, 'Thomas de
Northflet [Northflete, Cat. II]'. Occ. this preb. c. 1294 (Liber F valor). (fn. 1) Occ. as can.
11 Apr. 1295 (Statutes p. 94). Presum. transf. to preb. of Chamberlainwood before
M. John de Sancto Claro
Occ. in cats. between Thomas de Northflete and William de Chaddleshunt (Reginald
de Sancto Albano in Cat. II), 'Johannes de Sancto Claro'. First occ. as can. 28 Feb.
1299 (WD 1 fo. 71b). Occ. as can. 9 Apr. 1303, cited before abp. for pluralism,
apostasy and illegitimacy (Reg. Winchelsey 1 452). Depr. before Jan. 1304 (Adami
Murimuth. Chron., ed. T. Hog (Eng. Hist. Soc., 1846) p. 4).