LIST 22 PREBENDARIES OF MORETON AND WHADDON
The churches of Moreton (Valence) and Whaddon, both in Glos., were gr. to the
church of Hereford as a preb. by Roger Parvus 1148 × 1155 to support his brother
William as can. (Capes, Charters p. 12). The mid 13th-cent. cath. statutes laid
down that the holder of this preb. should not receive small commons, the only
member of the chapter not to be allowed to do so (LS II 58). The preb. of Moreton
and Whaddon is not mentioned in the main list of Hereford prebs. in the taxation
of pope Nicholas IV of c. 1291, but the two churches are assessed at £13 6s 8d
(Taxatio p. 224a); in 1294 the preb, of Mortone et Waddone was assessed at 20m
in the list entered into bp. Swinfield's register (Reg. Swinfield p. 305). Valor III
11 assessed this preb. at £13 6s 8d.
Occ. 1148 × 1155 as brother of Roger Parvus, in a gr. by the latter of the
churches of Moreton and Whaddon to Hereford cath. as a preb. to be held by his
brother on his entry into the chapter as a can. (Hereford ch. no. 722). Commem.
11 Aug. (app. 1 fo. 30v). The date of his d. is uncertain, but it presumably happened
before 19 March 1177, when a case brought by Roger's son Hugh Parvus against
Hereford cath. to claim the patronage was decided in favour of the cath. by bp.
Roger of Worcester (M. Cheney, Roger Bishop of Worcester 1164-1179 (Oxford, 1980)
pp. 260-2, 363; Capes, Charters pp. 28-30). Certainly William must have d. before
Dec. 1184, by which time Richard de Barre had been instituted in this preb.
Richard de Barre
Preb. of Salisbury from before 1177 (1 Fasti IV 79); archdcn. of Lisieux, in
which office he last occ. 1188 (Diceto II 51, cited in 1 Fasti II 50); then archdcn.
of Ely, from before 4 July 1190 to after 9 Aug. 1202, or perhaps until after 1208
(1 Fasti II 50-1). Inst., titled archdcn. of Lisieux, in the preb. of Moreton and
Whaddon by bp. Baldwin of Worcester, 10 Aug. 1180 × Dec. 1184 (Hereford ch. no.
2775). Occ. as archdcn. of Lisieux in a ch. concerning cans. of Hereford, therefore
prob., though not necessarily, as a can. of Hereford, 6 Oct. 1174 × 31 Dec. 1183,
prob. after 10 Aug. 1180 (EEA VII no. 168). Commem. 1 Apr. (app. 1 fo. 12v).
Inst. to Morton near Gloucester c. Oct.  (Reg. G. Giffard (Worc.) II 13).
Occ. as can. of Hereford 16 March, 25 Apr., 7 May and 1 and 18 Sept. 1278,
while proceedings were under way against him for holding another benefice
besides Morton, which had cure of souls (i.e. evidently Moreton and Whaddon,
since neither Moreton Magna nor Moreton Parva had cure of souls), and for
farming his preb. without licence (Reg. Cantilupe pp. 198, 141-2, 186-7). Had
res. his preb. of Moreton with the chapelry of Whaddon by the hand of M. Adam
de Fileby, by 28 Oct. 1279 (ibid. p. 225).
Ralph de Hengham
Coll. 28 Oct. 1279 to preb. of Moreton and Whaddon vacated by Peter Eymer
(Reg. Cantilupe p. 225); letter of Cantilupe requesting bp. of Worcester to induct
him in preb. 29 Oct. 1279 (ibid. p. 225); inst. 7 Nov. 1279 (Reg. G. Giffard (Worc.)
II 118); occ. as can. of Hereford 8 March 1289 (Reg. Swinfield p. 215). Res. by 20
Feb. 1311 when he was succeeded by Hamo of Sandwich in this preb. (ibid. p.
540, with comment that Ralph had d. before 20 Feb., which is wrong (see below)).
Can. of St Paul's (1 Fasti I 34); archdcn. of Worcester (ibid. II 106); can. of
Lichfield (Reg. G. Giffard (Worc.) II 327); judge (DNB IX 410-11; Foss, Judges III
261-4). D. 18 May 1311, buried at St Paul's 27 May (Chrons. Edw. I and II I 270).