LIST 29 PREBENDARIES OF PRATUM MINUS
For the identification of Pratum Minus from Pratum Maius, see comment at the
head of list 28 above. In the taxation of pope Nicholas IV of c. 1291 the preb.
held by M. Richard, archdcn., which is identifiable with Pratum Minus, was
endowed with an acre of meadow assessed at 6d (Taxatio p. 169a). This preb. is
presumably to be identified with the 'Prebenda Magistri Eustacii' in the 1294 list
of prebs. (Reg. Swinfield p. 305), where it is described as being endowed with
'dimidia acra prati iii d'. It is possible therefore that the earliest holder of the
preb. was one of the two 12th-cent. cans. called M. Eustace. Valor III 11 assessed
Pratum Minus at 39s ½d, most of which would have consisted of small commons.
Either M. Eustace I, who occ. as can. 1131 × 1137 and 1144, or M. Eustace II,
who occ. as can. 1187 × mid 1190s, and mid 1190s × 1201 (for both, see list 36).
William de Albigni
Can. of Hereford, preb. unspecified, by May/June 1280 (Reg. Cantilupe p. 279;
list 36); had vac. his preb., to which Richard of Hertford the archdcn. was coll.,
and which therefore must have been this one, 8 Dec. 1288 (Reg. Swinfield p. 527),
and since he was commem. 6 Dec. (app. 1 fo. 49v), he presumably d. 6 Dec. 1288.
Richard of Hertford
Archdcn. of Hereford (list 6); coll. to the preb. vac. by William de Albigni
8 Dec. 1288 (Reg. Swinfield p. 527); occ. holding one acre of meadow worth
6d c. 1291 (Taxatio p. 169); coll. to preb. of Warham (list 33) 21 March 1293,
resigning this preb., which was bestowed on William of Kingscote (Reg.
Swinfield p. 529).
M. William of Kingscote
Coll. 21 March 1293 to unnamed preb. vac. by archdcn. Richard of Hertford,
prob. Pratum Minus (Reg. Swinfield p. 529); occ. as resident can., preb.
unspecified, 29 Sept. 1295 (Capes, Charters p. 168); coll. to preb. of Preston 17
May 1303 (list 30), and was succeeded in preb. of Pratum Minus by M. James of
Berkeley, who was also coll. 17 May 1303 (Reg. Swinfield p. 534; 2 Fasti II 42).
Can. of Wells (1 Fasti VII 56, 2 Fasti VIII 49) and Exeter (2 Fasti IX 24); dean
of Exeter 1309 (ibid. IX 4); d. by 19 Apr. 1311 (ibid. VIII 49).