Prebendaries
Heytesbury

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'Prebendaries: Heytesbury', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: volume 4: Salisbury (1991), pp. 73-76. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=34253 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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LIST 35 PREBENDARIES OF HEYTESBURY

PREBEND

Churches of Heytesbury (Wilts., royal manor), with 3 hides, held by Aluuardus the priest, 1086 (DB I 65c), and Godalming (Surrey, royal manor), held by Ranulph Flambard 1086 (ibid. 30d). Both gr. to cath. by Henry I, 1101 × Apr. 1116 [? May 1106] on condition that Ranulph Flambard to continue to hold them, as can. of Salisbury, 'quamdiu vixerit' (Sar. Chs. p. 3, cal. Regesta II no. 753; cf. RSO I 200, cal. Regesta II no. 1972). Church of Hill Deverill (Wilts., Giffard manor 1086, DB I 72d) adjudged to belong to this preb. before Dec. 1139, and gr. by Elias Giffard to can. Roger of Ramsbury (RSO I 349).

Heytesbury a collegiate church by mid 12th century (see J. L. Kirby in VCH Wilts. III 389, citing RSO I 340, 343-4), with further gifts to serve chapels of Tytherington, Horningsham and church of Swallowcliffe (Regesta III no. 792; RSO I 340-2, 346-8, 351; cf. PUE II no. 53 p. 209). Collegiate constitution established by bp. Jocelin, 1142 × 48, setting up four prebendal canonries in Heytesbury, whose holders were to be appd. by preb. of Heytesbury in Salisbury cath. (RSO I 337-8; and see VCH Wilts. III 389-90).

Preb. listed c. 1150 (Psalter list). Conf. as preb. by Henry II 1158 (RSO I 203, also pp. 207, 238) and by pope 8 Dec. 1161 (ibid. p. 352; cf. Jaffé nos. 10683-90).

Inventory of Heytesbury carried out by dean and preb. William de Waude, 1220 (RSO I 292-5).

Preb. held by deans of Salisbury from time of M. Walter Scammel, dean 1271-84 (below). Bp.'s conf. of preb., dated 3 Feb. 1281, seems to have ratified annexation to deanery, though text does not refer to deanery, and rubric in Liber Evidentiarum C, 'Ratificatio prebende domini decani...', is in a hand of mid or late 14th cent. (C. 13, pd. Sar. Chs. pp. 358-9).

Pr.-preb.; decani side; term of residence c. 1270: Oct.-Dec.

Valuations

1220s 60m.; 1226 80m.; c. 1284 40m.; 1291 £22, Godalming £36 13s. 4d.

PREBENDARIES

Ranulph Flambard

In possession of Godalming church 1086 (DB I 65c). Became can. of Salisbury when churches of Godalming and Heytesbury gr. to cath. 1101 × Apr. 1116 (Sar. Chs. p. 3, cal. Regesta II no. 753). Senior royal official; dean of Christchurch, Twynham (Hants); preb. of London and Lincoln; bp. of Durham, nom. and temps. May, cons. June 1099, d. Sept. 1128 (1 Fasti I 4, 79, 97-8, III 100, II 29).

Roger of Ramsbury

First occ. as can. and this preb. some time before Dec. 1139 (RSO I 349). Archdcn., presum. Wilts., from before Dec. 1139, last occ. 13 Dec. 1157 (list 10). Occ. this preb. as archdcn. c. 1156 and c. 1150 × 1160 (RSO I 238, 337, 343).

[Reginald Fitz Jocelin

Succeeded Roger of Ramsbury as archdcn., presum. of Wilts. by 8 Dec. 1161, and prob. also in this preb. (RSO I 352, and list 10). Bp. of Bath, el. 1173, cons. 23 June 1174.]

[Savaric

Archdcn. of Northampton 1175-92, also treas. of Salisbury from before 1188 (list 5); bp. of Bath, el. before 26 Dec. 1191, cons. 20 Sept. 1192. Rector of Godalming and Hill Deverel in 1180s, so presum. this preb. (RSO I 296, 298-9). Called can. of Heytesbury 1183 and 1184 (PR 29 Hen. II p. 72, 30 Hen. II pp. 73, 94), and 'quondam' can. of Heytesbury 1220 (RSO I 312). Said by Jones, Fasti p. 357, to have held preb. Beminster I (see list 18).]

[M. Thomas de Disci

Clk. of abp. of York 29 May 1202 (Rot. Litt. Pat. I p. 11b). First certain occ. as can. 23 Jan. 1215 (HMC Wells I 526). Also occ. as can. (possibly a canonist) 11 Aug. 1215 (RSO I 258), and prob. to be identified with M. Thomas de 'Orsce', who occ. as can. 1213 × Jan. 1215 (Cart. Loders no. 30). (fn. 1) Appd. custodian of bpric. during vacancy 6 Feb. 1217, when also occ. as precentor (Rot. Litt. Claus. I 297a and Pat. R. 1216-25 p. 30; see also list 3). D. before 2 Dec. 1213, when William de Waude succeeded him in precentory and unnamed preb., presum. this preb. (RSO II 9; cf. below).]

William de Waude

Coll. to precentory and unnamed preb. in succession to M. Thomas de Disci 2 Dec. 1218, instal. 16 Dec. (RSO II 9; list 3). Dean, el. and instal. 20 Sept. 1220; last certain occ. 1 Dec. 1236 (list 2). Occ. this preb. as dean Oct. 1226 × Feb. 1227 (app. 1).

Although it has been stated that from William de Waude's time all deans of Salisbury held preb. of Heytesbury, (fn. 2) William's successor as dean, M. Robert de Hertford, did not succeed to this preb., but continued to hold preb. Wilsford and Woodford as dean (list 61).

[M. Robert de Wickhampton

Can., unident. preb. (list 65). Dean, first occ. 17 Jan. 1258/9 (list 2), until became bp., el. 23 Feb. 1271, cons. [13] May 1274, temps. 15 Aug. (list 1). Presum. this preb. as dean.]

M. Walter Scammel

Can., unident. preb. by 29 June 1262; archdcn. of Berks. by 6 July 1266; and treas. by 13 Feb. 1268 (lists 65, 8, 5). Presum. preb. Calne as treas. (list 24). Dean, el. 9 Sept. 1271 (list 2). Bp., el. 26 June 1284, occ. this preb. as dean May-June 1284 (app. 2); temps. 10 Aug., cons. 22 Oct. (list 1).

[M. Henry of Braunstone

Can. from before 18 Jan. 1275; archdcn. of Wilts. by 28 March 1275; archdcn. of Dorset by 1 Aug. 1281; preb. Charminster (lists 26, 10, 7, 26). Dean by 29 Aug. 1285 (list 2). Bp., el. 2 Jan. 1287, temps. 15 March, cons. 1 June (list 1). Presum. this preb. as dean.]

M. Simon de Micham

Can., unident. preb. (list 65); preb. Brixworth as chanc., inst. 29 March 1272 (lists 23, 4). Dean, el. 11 July 1287, last occ. 10 Apr. 1297 (list 2). Vacated preb. Brixworth on becoming dean (list 23; Reg. Sutton II 63); occ. this preb. 8 Apr. 1297 (CPR 1292-1301 p. 280).

[Peter of Savoy

Preb. Highworth, coll. 15 Feb. 1289 (list 36). Dean by 30 June 1297; abp. of Lyon, cons. by 7 Aug. 1308 (list 2). Vacated preb. Highworth on becoming dean (list 36, CPR 1292-1301 p. 257), presum. transf. to this preb.]

Footnotes

1 He also occ., called M. Thomas de 'Bisce', c. 1216, RSO MS p. 67 fo. 34r, pd. as 'Bilee', RSO I 256, but cf. J. E. Sayers, Papal Judges Delegate in the Province of Canterbury. 1198-1254 (Oxford, 1971) p. 105.
2 VCH Wilts. III 390; but Jones, Fasti p. 391, was more cautious.