75. THE HOSPITAL OF GREAT
The origin or date of foundation of the small
hospital of St. James, which was subordinate to
the foreign hospital of Hautpays or De Alto
Passu, is not known. Being an alien house, it
came into the hands of the crown in the fourteenth century. The church of Thurlow
Magna, which was appropriated to the hospital
as early as the taxation of 1291, was returned as
of the annual value of £10 13s. 4d. (fn. 1)
In 1312, grant for life under privy seal was
made to John Menhyr, king's clerk, of the
custody of the hospital of St. James, Thurlow;
later, however, in the same year the life
custody of this hospital was transferred to
Thomas Miltecombe; and yet again to John
Beauchamp, alias John de Holt. (fn. 2)
In May, 1385, Robert Dovorr, king's clerk,
obtained life wardenship of this hospital. (fn. 3) In
the following month, a royal mandate was issued
for the arrest of persons collecting alms in divers
churches and other places, on behalf of Thurlow
Hospital, without warrant of Robert Dovorr, the
warden, and appropriating the same to their
own use. (fn. 4)
Edward IV, in 1463, included the hospital or
free chapel of St. James, Great Thurlow, in the
numerous endowments of 'Goddishous' College,
Cambridge. (fn. 5)
Pope Nich. Tax. (Rec. Com.), 122.
||Pat. 6 Ric. II, pt. i, m. 36, 21, 19.
||Pat. 8 Ric. II, pt. ii, m. 14.
||Ibid. m. 1d.
||Pat. 2 Edw. IV, pt. ii, m. 16.