The Stone cartulary
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1885

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The Stone Chartulary.

Folio 1.

Registrum Cartarum Prioratus De Stone In Comitatu Staffordshire

Ex dono Christopheri Baronis Hatton.

Folio 2.

Herveius de Stafford—pro salute animæ meæ et Petronillæ uxoris meæ etc. (Confirms all the grants made to the Priory by his ancestors. This deed is copied in full and printed in Vol. II., p. 274, of "Staff. Coll.," with notes by Eyton.)

Folio 3.

Inspeximus of a fine levied 8 H. III. between Ralph, Earl of Chester, petentem, et W. Prior of Kenilworth tenentem de advocatione medietatis Ecclesiæ de Stoke. Prior recognovit advocationem ipsius Comitis sibi et heredibus suis, et predictus Comes dedit et concessit ipsi Priori duas virgatas terræ in Sheperuge, (fn. 1) scilicet dimidiam virgatam quam Henricus Vivien tenuit et dimidiam virgatam quam Willielmus filius Willelmi tenuit et quartam partem unius virgatæ quam Ricardus molendinarius tenuit et quartam partem etc. quam Robertus de Schulton tenuit et quartam partem etc. quam Reginaldus filius Roberti molendinarii tenuit et quartem partem etc. quam Ricardus filius Wydonis tenuit. Dated 9th June, 19 H. III.

Sciant etc. ego Johannes de Tisho assensu Agnetis uxoris meæ dedi etc. Deo et Beatæ Mariæ et Sancto Nicholao Confessori xii. denarios cere annuatim ad sustinendum unum cereum ardentem ad servitium Beatæ Mariæ coram majore altari in Ecclesiâ de Tisho et xii. denarios olei ad sustinendum unam lampadem ardentem totidie ad servitium Domini coram altari Sancti Nicholai etc. pro augmento cimiterii ejusdem villæ Ecclesiæ quod habui de dono R. de Haleford et Amiciæ uxoris suæ etc. H. T.: Magistro Johanne et Siwardo Capellanis, Radulpho de Sancto Edmundo, Rogero de Bladis, Ricardo de Dunedale, Ricardo falconario, Roberto de Bosco.

Sciant etc. quod ego Johannes de Tisho filius Angeri Capellani recepi de Priore et Canonicis de Stanes duas virgatas terræ in Tisho etc. H. T.: Domino Hugone Personâ de Ockesulve, Domino Ricardo Vicario de Tysso. Domino Aspelon fratre meo, Rogero de Blez, Ricardo de Dunedale, Willelmo Walense, Roberto Poer de Comptona.

Folio 4.

Sciant etc. quod ego Robertus de Haleford assensu Amiciæ uxoris meæ dedit etc. unum curtilagium in villâ de Tisho. H. T.: Thomâ filio Philippi de Comptona, Johanne de Tisho, Radulpho de Sancto Edmundo, Roberto de Utilicote, Rogero de Blez, Willelmo Waleys.

Sciant etc. ego Radulphus de Sancto Edmundo pro salute animæ meæ et Christianæ uxoris meæ dedi etc. duas virgatas terræ in villâ de Tisho. Scilicet dimidiam virgatam Willelmus Pimme tenuit et dimidiam virgatam quam Galfridus de Aldolvestra tenuit et dimidiam virgatam quam Audreas Giffart tenuit etc. H. T.: R. Macro, H. Tysun, T. de Comptona, J. de Tisho.

Universis etc. Robertus filius Nicholai de Stafford etc. me dedisse etc. quandam partem nemoris mei de Olehale pro animâ patris mei et uxoris meæ Aviciæ etc. H. T.: Ricardo Capellano, Godefrido Bras, Roberto filio Amun, Hugone de Bled: Johanne de Standona, H. de Cloptona, W. du Doversele.

Omnibus etc. Herveus de Stafford etc. Noverit universitas etc. quod cum ego apud Tysho decidivi in languorem de quo in Curiâ Domini Regis tanquam languidus me essoniavi contra Dominum H. de Aldithel. Prior et Conventus de Kenilworth ex merâ liberalitate et compassione concesserunt mihi et uxori meæ et camerariis meis et filiis nostris ibidem juxta talamum meum reverentiam et excellentiam . . . Nativitatis audire divinam per fratrem et Canonicum suum Petrum, a die Natalis Domini usque Epiphan. proximo, sequentem, salvâ indempnitate suâ in omnibus et Ecclesiæ suæ de Tisho. Ego vero et heredes mei occasione hujus concessionis nullum jus cantariæ in posterum in Curiâ nostrâ de Tisso clamabimus etc. Hec conventio facta est anno Gratiæ moccoxxvi.o in crastino Beati Thomæ Apostoli. Hii sunt testes: Ricardus Vicarius de Tisso, Robertus Capellanus de Kynton, Magister Marcellus Officialis Domini Wygornensis Episcopi, Dominus Walterus Deyville, W. de Stafford et Robertus fratres mei, Nicholaus Ursus, et alii.

Hec est finalis concordia etc. apud Salop, 6 H. III., inter W. Priorem de Kenilworde petentem et Ricardum Clement et Emmam uxorem ejus tenentes de 1. virgatâ terræ in Tysho etc.

Sciant etc. Rogerus Vigilis (fn. 2) dedi etc. xii. acras in Tysho. Testes: Robertus filius Pagani, Ivo de Walton, Willelmus de Hildulvestre, Radulphus Braal, Ricardus armiger.

Folio 5.

Sciant etc. ego Oliva filia Radulphi de Sancto Edmundo dedi etc. in viduitate meâ etc. omne jus quod habui in unum cotagium etc. H. T.: Domino Symone de Bercheston, Johanne de Tisho, Thoma de Compton, Roberto Macro, Roberto de Haleford, Roberto de Kinton, et Ricardo de Tisho Vicario, Roberto le Poer.

Robertus de Stafford, omnibus etc. donavi totam terram quæ fuit Curtesii in Tisho etc. Hæc omnia dedi eis in escambium pro Horselawe quam predicti Canonici mihi reddiderunt quam prius de Waltero de Burminton ad opus Ecclesiæ suæ de Stanes emebant etc. Hanc autem concessionem feci gratuito assensu et petitione Aviciæ uxoris meæ de cujus doario est manerium de Tisho etc. H. T.: Roberto Bagod, Nicholao de Mulewich, (fn. 3) Herveo de Stretton, (fn. 4) Wulfrico Camerario, Godefrido Bras, Waltero Preposito, Toma filio Radulphi et Matildâ uxore ejus, Herveio Bagot (fn. 5) et Willelmo fratre ejus, Bernardo filio Walteri, Johanne filio Noel, Rogero de Edrington, Rogero filio Odonis, Rogero filio Roberti.

Hæc est finalis concordia etc. apud Warwych anno regni Regis Ricardi primo etc. inter Alanum de Bladis et Priorem de Stanes de uno mesuagio in Tyso etc.

Robertus de Stafford omnibus etc. me dedisse medietatem Ecclesiæ de Wuttona. H. T.: Waltero Decano de Salteford, Roberto Bagod Capellano meo, Willelmo Clerico de Stanes, Nicholao de Clopton et filio ejus Nicholao, Enisano de Bottele, Godefrido Bras, Ricardo de Braal, Radulpho filio ejus, W. de Perci.

Universis etc. ego Cecilia de Freford filia Rogeri Vigilis etc. noveritis me dedisse etc. decimas de domino meo de Barton. H. T.: Roberto de Nafford, Symone personâ de Bereford, Hugone Vigile, Johanne de Suinerton.

Universis etc. Abbas Rouecestre, Officialis Stafford et Decanus Staffordiæ. Noverit universitas etc. quod cum coram nobis etc. inter Priorem et Conventum de Stanes ex unâ parte et Ricardum de Barton et J. et R. filios ejus ex alterâ super decimis de duabus partibus de dominico dicti Ricardi in villâ de Barton, quod dominicum quondam tenuit Cecilia de Bereford etc.

Folio 6.

Robertus de Stafford omnibus etc. donavi Godwinum de Ulenhale cum mansurâ etc. H. T.: Willelmo, Philippo, Elya Capellanis, Godefrido Bras, Frarico de Cloptona, Roberto filio Hervei, Simone de Camerâ, Simone Diacono de Stanis, Radulpho Hendebodi.

Omnibus etc. Dyonisia de Dorlaveston filia Engenulphi de Greseleya (fn. 6) etc. me dedisse etc. totam terram quam Willelmus de Halvhyde tenuit de me in villâ de Bidulf. H. T.: Ada Capellano de Chebeseya, R. Clerico de Shaldeford, Roberto filio ejus, Galfrido personâ de Morton, Willelmo de Halvehide, J. de Suinerton.

Sciant etc. ego Robertus de Suggenhall assensu Petronillæ uxoris (fn. 7) meæ dedi etc. grangiam meam quam Johannes de Camera fecit etc. (No witnesses.)

Sciant etc. ego Robertus de Suggenhall et P. uxor mea dedimus unam acram in Farleham. H. T.: Domino W. Panton, (fn. 8) Ricardo de Titneshovere, (fn. 9) Ivone de Waleton, (fn. 10) Ivone de Aston.

Sciant etc. ego R. de Suggenhale et Petronilla uxor mea dedimus etc. dimidiam virgatam terræ in villâ de Dorlaveston etc. salvo annuo redditu duorum solidorum quem nos et heredes nostri debemus Abbati de Burton. H. T.: Roberto de Suinerton, (fn. 11) Ricardo de Titneshovere, Ivone de Waleton, Rogero de Bidulf, (fn. 12) Henrico de Cubblesdon, Rogero Milcsoppe, J. de Suinerton.

Sciant etc. Dionisia de Dorlaveston filia Engenulfi de Gresele concessi etc. donationem quam R. de Suggenhale dedit J. de Camera et heredibus suis de illâ dimidiâ virgatâ terræ in villâ de Dorlaveston etc. H. T.: W. Panton, Philippo de Draicote, H. de Verdon, R. de Eston, R. de Suinerton, Ivone de Waleton, Philippo Panton, G. Braal, Johanne Capellano.

Sciant etc. ego R. de Suggenhale consilio et assensu Petronellæ uxoris meæ dedi J. de Camerâ et heredibus suis unum mesuagium in villâ de Dorlavestun. H. T.: Willelmo Panton, Philippo de Draicote, Roberto de Eston, Ivone de Waleton, Willelmo Griffin.

Folio 7.

Sciant etc. Johannes (fn. 13) filius Alinæ de Dorlavestun concessi donationem dimidiæ virgatæ terræ in villâ de Dorlavestun quam Willelmus de Aspele tenuit quam R. de Suggenhale fecit etc. H. T.: Ada Sacerdote de Stanes, Ivone de Waleton, J. de Suinerton, R. Milesopp.

Sciant etc. R. de Suggenhale assensu P. uxoris meæ etc. dedi etc. dimidiam virgatam terræ in villâ de Dorlavestun quam W. de Aspele tenuit, eandem scilicet quam habui in escambio de Johanne filio Alinæ de Dorlaveston et dimidiam acram in Netherholm quæ fuit R. de Blakelawe loco dimidiæ acræ quam Thomas de Mere habet etc. H. T.: A. Sacerdote de Stanes, Ivone de Waleton, J. de Synnerton, et aliis.

Petronilla filia Engenulfi de Gresele dedi etc. unam acram in Farleham etc. H. T.: W. Panton, R. de Titneshoure, R. de Suinnerton, Ivone de Walton.

Dionisia de Dorlaveston, filia Engenulfi de Gresele, concessi etc. illam dimid: virgatam terræ in villâ de Dorlaveston quam Robertus de Suggenhale de me tenuit etc. H. T.: W. Panton, R. de Titneshovere, et aliis.

Sciant etc. ego Alina de Dorlaveston do et concedo jure hereditario Normanno filio Huviet duas acras terræ in Dorlaveston quas tenuit de me vivente Engenulfo domino meo etc. H. T.: R. de Suinnerton, T. de Bidulf, Eustacio Griffin et aliis.

Dionisia de Dorlaveston concessi etc. Robertum filium Ranulfi de Dorlaveston cum totâ sequelâ suâ etc. quem clamavi pro nativo meo in Comitatu de Stafford per preceptum Domini Regis. Pro hac etc. dederunt mihi predicti Canonici v. solidos et xiiid. in Comitatu de Stafford Thoma de Erdinton tunc Vicecomite. H. T.: H. de Verdun, (fn. 14) R. de Eston, (fn. 15) et aliis.

Dionisia de Dorlaveston filia Engenulfi de Gresele, dedi etc. illam dimidiam virgatam terræ quam Hugo de Waleford tenuit de me in Dorlaveston et totam partem meam de Wolfelega. H. T.: H. de Verdun, R. de Eston, R. de Suinnerton, H. Bagot, (fn. 16) Ricardo de Titneshovere.

Folio 8.

Petronilla de Derlaveston filia Engenulfi de Gresele dedi etc. dimidiam virgatam terræ cum tofto et crofto etc. in villâ de Dorlaveston. H. T.: Roberto de Suinnerton, R. de Titneshovere, Ivone de Waleton, R. de Bidulf.

R. de Snggenhull dedi etc. dimidiam virgatam terræ in villâ de Dorlaveston quam Hugo de Waleford tenuit et quam ego emi de Dominâ Dionisiâ, et de concensu Petronellæ uxoris meæ. H. T.: Domino W. Panton, Ricardo de Titneshoure, Roberto de Suinnerton, Ivone de Astone, J. de Suinnerton.

Henricus (fn. 17) filius Dionisiæ de Dorlaveston et heres ejus concessi etc. dimid: virgatam terræ in territorio de Dorlaveston quam habent ex dono R. de Suggenhull et quæ est de feodo meo etc. concedo etc. totam terram quam habent ex dono Petronellæ quondam uxoris R. de Suggenhull etc. H. T.: Domino W. Panton, Ivone de Waleton, et aliis.

Dionisia de Derlaveston filia Engenulfi de Gresele, concessi etc. totam terram quam habent ex dono R. de Suggenhull et Petronellæ sororis meæ in villâ de Dorlaveston etc. H. T.: R. de Suinnerton, R. de Titneshoure, Ivone filio suo, Ivone de Waleton, R. de Cotes, G. Braal.

R. de Sugghenhull concessi etc. Johanni de Camera et heredibus suis, illam dimid. virgatam terræ cum messuagio quam Dionisia de Dorlaveston dedit mihi etc. in villâ de Dorlavaston etc. H. T.: Willelmo Panton. et aliis.

Folio 9.

John de Camera dedi etc. Domino Roberto de Suggenhull illam dimidiam virgatam terræ in Dorlaveston quam Hugo de Waleford tenuit de Dominâ Dionisiâ etc. H. T.: R. Priore de Stanes, Domino W. Panton, H. de Verdun, R. de Titneshoure.

Dionisia de Dorlaveston filia Engenulfi de Gresele dedi etc. Johanni de Camera et heredibus suis vi. selliones de crofto quod Gilbertus tenuit etc. H. T.: R. de Eston, P. de Draicote, (fn. 18) et alias.

Johannes filius Alinæ de Dorlaveston dedi etc. unam virgatam terræ in villâ de Dorlaveston cujus medietatem W. de Aspele tenuit et alteram medietatem Robertus de Blakelawe, Roberto de Suggenhull et heredibus suis etc. H. T.: A. Sacerdote de Stanes, Domino Ivone de Waleton, J. de Swinnerton, Helya Braal, et aliis.

Robertus de Suggenhull et Petronilla de Dorlaveston filia Engenulfi de Gresele etc. nos dedisse etc. unam culturam in territorio de Dorlaveston etc. et totam partem montis qui vocatur Wulfecestre (fn. 19) quæ ad nos pertinet videlicet totum latus quod jacet versus villam de Dorlaveston et partem Castellariæ sicut divisuræ conportant inter nos et H. de Verdun etc. Idem vero Canonici totam terram quæ jacet intra Castellariam ad utilitatem suam si voluerint claudere et licenter possunt. H. T.: W. Panton, et aliis.

Dionisia de Derlaveston filia Engenulfi de Gresle dedi etc. J. de Camera et heredibus suis etc. dimidiam virgatam terræ in villâ de Dorlaveston cum mesuagio et cum omnibus libertatibus etc. illam scilicet quam Thomas de Oldintona tenuit etc. H. T.: W. Panton, Philippo de Draicote, et aliis.

Petronilla de Derlaveston filia Engenulfi de Gresele per concilium et concessionem Domini mei R. de Suggenhull dedi etc. J. de Camera et heredibus suis etc. vi. acras terræ de dominio meo de Derlavestona quas T. tenuit etc. H. T.: Willelmo Panton, Philippo de Draicote, H. de Verdun, R. de Aston, R. de Suinerton, et aliis.

Dyonisia de Derlaveston filia Engenulfi de Gresele dedi etc. totam terram meam in Wulfcestre quæ dicitur le Buri quæ se extendit a villâ de Derlaveston usque in silvam de Titneshoura sicut divisuræ docentur quæ sunt inter me et Dominum H. de Verdun et Dominum Robertum de Sugenhull salvâ terrâ quam ego vendidi Henrico de Cubblesdon etc. H. T.: Domino W. Panton, R. de Titneshoura, R. de Suggenhull, et aliis.

Folio 10.

R. de Suggenhull dedi etc. J. de Camera et heredibus suis etc. dimidiam virgatam terræ in Derlavestona etc. quam Hugo de Waleford tenuit et vi. acras de dominio meo in Dorlaveston quas T. de Dorlaveston tenuit et pratum quod predictus T. in Farleham de me tenuit etc. H. T.: Willelmo Panton, Philippo de Draicote, et aliis.

Ormus filius Uvieti de Dorlaveston dedi etc. duas waras terræ in Dorlavestona et vi. acras in eâdem villâ de incremento illas videlicet waras et acras quas Domina Alina de Derlavestona mihi dedit et concessit pro homagio meo etc. H. T.: R. de Eston, Ivone de Waleton, N. filio ejus, Radulfo Braal, et aliis.

J. de Camera dedi etc. unum mesuagium cum crofto in villâ de Derlavestona proximum domui Willelmi Joe quod emi de Dominâ Dyonisiâ de Derlaveston quod Ricardus filius Ormi de me tenuit et quod fuit capitale mesuagium illius dimidiæ virgatæ (fn. 20) terræ quam dedi H. de Luttehay cum Rosâ filiâ meâ quod ad opus meum revertitur etc. H. T.: H. de Verdun, R. de Suggenhull, et aliis.

R. de Sugenhull et P. uxor sua filia Engenulfi de Gresele salutem. Noverit universitas vestra nos dedisse etc. mesuagium juxta montem quem dicitur Wulfecastre in territorio de Derlavestona usque australem partem et duas acras ad Scortestona etc. H. T.

Omnibus ad quos etc. Petronilla de Derlavestona filia Engenulfi de Gresele salutem. Noveritis me dedisse etc. unam culturam in territorio de Derlavestona de dominico meo etc. H. T.: Domino W. Panton, Ricardo de Titneshoura, et aliis.

Nicolaus Malvesin omnibus fratribus et heredibus et successoribus suis salutem etc. Sciant etc. ego N. Malvesin finaliter et absolute vendidi Stalinton terram meam etc. (Copied in full, p. 194, Vol. III., "Staff Coll.")

Waltero Dei gratiâ Cestriæ Episcopo et omnibus Sanctæ Ecclesiæ ministris etc. Stephanus de Buthlers salutem. Sciant etc. ego S. de Buthlers donavi etc. Stalinton quæ est de feodo meo sicut N. Malvesin et fratres ejus eis vendiderunt pro vi. marcis argenti et iiiis. etc. Testes: Maria uxor mea, Robertus filius meus, Philippus de Buthlers, Leonius de Buthlers, Ernaldus nepos Baldwini de Buthlers, et aliis. (Copied in full, p. 196, Vol. III., "Staff. Coll.")

Folio 11.

Sciant etc. Herbertus Malveysin assensu et voluntate Alani filii mei et heredis mei concessi etc. totam villam de Stalinton etc. quam N. Malvesin avunculus meus cujus heres sum etc. H. T.: Henrico de Aldithel Vicecomite, (fn. 21) H. de Deneston, Willelmo de Erdinton, et aliis.

Hæc est finalis concordia facta inter Dominum Priorem et Canonicos de Kenillworda et Canonicos de Stanes ex unâ parte et Dominum Radulfum de Dulverne (fn. 22) et H. filium Gilberti et Willelmum Semalred, et J. de Woralawe et R. filium Johannis, et H. filium Hog, et heredes eorum et tenentes eorum in villâ de Fotesbroc ex alterâ, quod cum questio mota fuisset inter eos de comunâ pasturæ inter Stalinton et Blye etc. in hoc modo conquievit videlicet etc. H. T.: Domino Philippo tunc Abbate Rouecestriæ, Domino Ricardo tune Priore de Trentham, R. Persona de Kaveriswalle, Willelmo de Chetelton, (fn. 23) W. de Ippestone, (fn. 24) R. de Waure, (fn. 25) P Giffard, (fn. 26) G. de Suinesheved, (fn. 27) et multis aliis.

Venerabili Patri suo ac Domino R. (fn. 28) Dei gratiâ Canctuarensi Archiepiscopo totius Angliæ Primati et Apostolicæ Sedis Legato Robertus de Stafford salutem et servitium etc. super causam quæ vertitur inter Canonicos Ecclesiæ de Stanes et Philippum filium Hugonis de Draicote intuitu justitiæ et pietatis certificare. Noverit ergo primitatis vestræ reverencia quod cum Hugo de Draicote pater predicti Philippi terram quandam quæ Stalinton vocatur ad Ecclesiam de Stanes pertinentem sibi vendicaret tandem inter ipsum Hugonem et eandem Ecclesiam ita convenitur quod quicquid juris in predictâ terrâ indeliata (sic) quiete clamavit etc. Pro hac donatione etc. prenominati Canonici dederunt prefato Hugoni x. marcas argenti etc. Hoc autem apud Stanes sicut dictum est me vidisse et audisse cum multis aliis etc. Valete.

Sciant etc. ego Robertus de Bek (fn. 29) et heredes mei quietum clamavimus etc. Stephanum de Stalinton et totam sectam ejus cum omnibus catallis eorum in perpetuum quos clamavi in Comitatu Staffordiæ per preceptum Domini Regis tanquam nativos meos. Pro hac autem quieta clamatione dederunt mihi predicti Canonici unam marcam argenti in Comitatu Staffordiæ coram T. de Erdinton tune Vicecomite. H. T.: R. de Sireford, Radulfo filio Jordani, (fn. 30) T. de Carsewelle, Johanne Clerico, et multis aliis.

Rogero Episcopo Conventrensi etc. Nicholaus de Mulewyz salutem. Sciant etc. quod ego dedi etc. Ecclesiam de Mulewyz cum omnibus pertinentiis suis in mansuris et terris et decimis et pratis et pascius etc. H. T.: Roberto de Stafford, Domino meo, Heleberto de Tene, et Roberto et Willelmo fratribus ejus, Ernaldo de Waleton, R. de Eston, Ernaldo de Hildulveston, et aliis. (N. BThis deed is printed in full and annotated by Eyton at p. 217, Vol. II., of "Staff. Coll.")

Omnibus etc. Hugo Conventrensis (fn. 31) Episcopus salutem etc. Noverit etc. nos ad presentationem Silvestri Prioris de Stanes etc. assensu Roberti Prioris de Kenilworda donasse Elye Clerico de Stanes illam medietatem Ecclesiæ de Mulewyz quam Alexander Clericus de Stanes tenuit. Et ad presentationem Ricardi Prioris de Stanes etc. assensu Silvestri Prioris de Kenilworda p'modo donasse eidem Elya aliam medietatem predictæ Ecclesiæ quas Rogerus Clericus tenuit etc.

G. (fn. 32) Dei gratiâ Conventrensis Ecclesiæ humilis minister etc. salutem. Noverit etc. nos gratam et ratam habere institutionem etc. (Confirms the above.) H. T.: Magistro N. de Weston, Magistro W. de Manecestre, Michaele Capellano.

Frater R. dictus Prior de Kenillworda etc. Sciatis etc. (Confirms the above.)

Omnibus etc. frater S. dictus Prior de Kenilworda etc. (Confirms the same.)

Hæc est finalis concordia facta in Curiâ Domini Regis apud Westm. in octavis Sancti Hyllarii anno regni Regis Henrici filii Regis Johannis xvii. etc. inter H. Priorem de Kenillworda querentem etc. et Robertum filium Rogeri (fn. 33) deforciantem de advocatione Ecclesiæ de Melewyc etc. Scilicet quod predictus R. recognovit predictam advocationem esse jus ipsius Prioris etc.

Sciant etc. ego Nicholaus de Melewych etc. dedi etc. sextam partem terræ de Frodeswell cum omnibus pertinentiis et libertatibus etc. H. T. (No witnesses.)

Folio 12.

Universis etc. Magister R. de Salop Clericus Domini Cantuarensis Archiepiscopi etc. salutem. Ad universitatis vestræ noticiam perveniatur quod Englinus Canonicus de Gnoweshale propriâ et spontaneâ ductus voluntate precise renunciavit Ecclesiam de Bradele etc. quam aliquando contra Priorem Ecclesiæ de Stanes etc. nomine prebendæ suæ de Gnoweshall vendicaverat etc.

Dominis et fratribus Reverendis R. Dei gratiâ Hereford Ecclesiæ Episcopo et G. ejusdem Ecclesiæ Decano salutem. Robertus de Stafford etc. super causam quæ vertitur inter Canonicos de Stanes et Osbertum de Duddelebiri de Ecclesiâ de Bradele certificare etc. (Robert de Stafford certifies that Osbert had renounced all claim to the Church of Bradele; no witnesses.)

Folio 13.

Manfredus Dei gratiâ Sanctæ Ceciliæ Cardinalis etc. (Testifies that Englius, Canon of the Church of Gnowshall, had renounced the Church of Bradele, which he claimed against the Canons of Stone in right of his prebend; no date and no witnesses.)

Ricardus (fn. 34) Dei gratiâ Conventrensis Episcopus etc. (Certifies that the Church of Bradele is free from all subjection to the Church of Gnowshall; no date or witnesses.)

Omnibus ad quos literæ istæ pervenerint H. Presbyter persona Ecclesiæ de Claverdon salutem. Scire nos volo me nichil juris clamare in decimis de Longele de dominio Roberti de Stafford nomine Ecclesiæ de Claverdon. Valete.

Universis Sanctæ Matris Ecclesiæ filiis. Nicholaus filius Ketelberni de Stafford salutem etc. Noverit etc. me suscepisse de Ecclesiâ Sancti Wolfadi de Stanes etc. ad feudi firmam medietatem istius terræ de Stafford cum medietate domorum ejusdem terræ quam Thomas filius Briani de Eccleshale eidem Ecclesiæ etc. donavit et suâ cartâ confirmavit ad reparandam unam lampadem ad tumbam Sancti Wulfadi perpetuo arsuram etc.

Universis Ecclesiæ fidelibus etc. S. Prior et humilis Conventus Canonicorum de Stanes etc. Sciatis nos concessisse etc. Philippo de Stafford Clerico nostro Vicariam Capellæ Sancti Nicholai in Castello de Stafford de nobis tenendam etc. decimam quoque de totâ terrâ de Leveruncroft pro terrâ quæ fuit Roberti de Costentin in Buri et omnem decimam domini de Stafford de propriis carucis suis circa castellum etc. Hæc donatio facta fuit assensu Prioris de Keningwurthia etc.

Omnibus etc. Thomas filius Brihen de Eccleshale in Domino salutem. Noverit etc. quod concessi et dedi etc. assensu et concilio Willelmi fratris mei et heredis mei ad sustentationem unius lampadis perpetuo arsuræ coram principali altari et tumbâ Beati Martiris Wulfadi redditum novem solidorum de propriâ hereditate nostrâ in villâ de Stafford, illam scilicet domum quam Thomas Garlecclerc tenuit de me etc.

Folio 14.

Herveus Bagot et Milisant uxor sua omnibus etc. Noverit nos etc. et pro animâ Roberti de Stafford domini nostro concessimus et scripto nostro confirmavimus etc. moram quæ appellatur moram Prioris illam videlicet quæ est inter pratum illorum et terram Hervei le Cras etc.

Omnibus etc. Willelmus filius Brieni de Eccleshale etc. confirmavi ad sustentationem unius lampadis etc. (as before) quod Thomas frater meus et heres ejusdem terræ dum vixit dedit etc.

Omnibus etc. Frater Gill Dictus Prior de Stanes etc. nos tradidisse Nicholao filio Johannis Cheld de Stafford Clerico decimas nostras de molendinis Staffordiæ et decimas nostras de dominio de Tillintun etc.

Universis etc. Thomas filius Roberis de Stafford etc. me suscepisse de Ecclesiâ Sancti Wulfadi de Stanes etc. ad feudam firmam medietatem istius terræ in Stafford et medietatem domorum ejusdem terræ quam Thomas filius Briani de Eccleshale eidem Ecclesiæ etc. donavit etc.

Robertus de Stafford, Rogero Conventrensi, et Simoni Wigornensi Episcopis etc. concessi etc. totam tenuram quam Osbertus Capellanus meus de me tenebat etc. videlicet Capillariam meam de Stafford cum omnibus quæ ad eam pertinet in Ecclesiis in terris et decimis etc. Ecclesiam quoque de Tyshou cum molendino et terris etc. et Ecclesiam de Wulwarda cum Capellis etc. concedo eisdem Canonicis in Maddeleya manerio meo Ecclesiam Sancti Leonardi etc. et in Stafford castello meo Brianum filium Cadiou cum omnibus catallis suis et terram ejus totam extra burgum meum simul cum prato quod ad eam pertinet etc. (This deed is printed in full and annotated by Eyton from a copy in the Kenilworth Chartulary, Vol. II., p. 210, "Staff Coll.")

Omnibus etc. Robertus Bagot (fn. 35) filius W. Bagot etc. me dedisse et concessisse etc. iij. solidos annuatim solvendos ad Festum Sancti Michaelis quos eisdem dedit pater meus ad incensum emendum Ecclesiæ de Stanes etc.

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Omnibus etc. Frater Umfredus Prior de Stanes etc. dedisse etc. Thomæ de Soleez pro homagio et servitio suo duas virgatas terræ in villâ de Tyso etc.

Prior de Stanes venit et petiit quod fiat inquisitio de articulis subscriptis videlicet quod cum esset implacitatus a Domino Rege super advocationem Ecclesiæ Sanctæ Mariæ de Castro Staffordiæ eo quod dicebat Adam Wymer et fecit Domino Regi intelligere quod dicta Ecclesia fuit Capella Ecclesiæ Beatæ Mariæ Stafford et ad eam pertinere deberet. Dictus Prior hoc aperte contradixit quia cartas antecessorum Baronis Stafford etc. (ink much faded here and many words illegible) dies anno regni Regis H. filii R. J. xxx. octavo datus esset ad dictam inquisitionem apud Westm. coram Consilio Domini Regis omnibus modis recipiendam et dictus Prior suum attornatum cum cartis et instrumentis ad dictum diem et locum transmitteret dictus Adam oculte et maliciose quandam literam impetravit Domino Willelmo de Wilton quod dictam inquisitionem ad voluntatem dicti Adæ de suis parochianis et consanguineis et merito Priori suspectis. Reclamante Priore eodem die in Castro de Touteburi recepit etc.

Vicecomiti Stafford salutem. Johannes Prior de Stanes petit breve de ingressu super disseisinam versus Decanum et Capitulum Ecclesiæ Beatæ Mariæ de Stafford de unâ carucatâ terræ et quatuor acris prati cum pert. in villâ de Castello juxta Stafford de quibus idem Decanus etc. non habent ingressum nisi post disseysinam quam Adam Wymer qui inde injuste et sine judicio disseysivit Umfridum quondam Priorem ejusdem loci etc.

Translation.

John Tiney the Prior of Stanes sues the Dean and Chapter of St. Mary of Stafford for a carucate of land and four acres of meadow in the vill of Castle near Stafford, in which the said Dean, etc., have no entry except by Henry de Wengham junior, who had unjustly disseised Humfrey, formerly Prior of Stanes, his predecessor.

The Dean and Chapter appeared by attorney and state the tenements are the right of their Church of St. Mary of Stafford, and that one Simon de Offani, formerly Dean of the Church, had demised them to the said Henry for term of his life, and after his death they reverted to the Church, and they appealed to a jury, etc. The jury state that King Henry, the father of the present King, by one Adam Wymer his attorney recovered the advowson of the Church of the said vill of Castle as the right of his free Chapel of St. Mary of Stafford in a suit against Humfrey the predecessor of the Prior, after which the said Simon de Offani, then Dean, granted to the said Adam the first fruits for one year for his labours; and the said Adam occupied the said tenements on this occasion, and he afterwards demised them to the said Henry de Wengham, junior; and after the death of Henry the said tenements reverted to the Chapter; and they say that Henry never disseised the said Humfrey the Prior's predecessor. Verdict for the Dean and Chapter of St. Mary.

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Ormus le Guldene qui primo tenuit Derlaston cum pertinentiis de Domino Abbate de Burton genuit Engenulphum de Greseleya etc. (This seems to be copied verbatim from the Burton Chartulary, see Vol. V., Part 1, p. 13.)

The account concludes with: Dyonisia et Petronilla dederunt Johanni fratri suo bastardo unam carucatam terræ reddendo annuatim dimidiam marcam quam idem Johannes contulit Prioratu de Stanes tempore Umfridi Prioris solvendo annuatim dimidiam marcam de quâ dimidiâ marcâ placitum fuit motum in Comitatu Stafford inter Priorem et Henricum de Verdun et dictus Prior venit et recognovit se tenere dictam carucatam terræ de Domino Abbate de Burton reddendo ei dictam dimidiam marcam et nichil clamavit tenere de dicto Henrico et creditur quod dictus Prior inde cartam talem habet.

Omnibus etc. Henricus le (sic) Verdun de Derlaxton junior salutem etc. Noverit etc. me recepisse de dompno Laurentio Abbate Burtoniæ etc. totum tenementum quod fuit Phillipi Braal de hereditate Felicæ de Derlaxton in villâ de Derlaxton etc. H. T. (See this deed at p. 13, Vol. V., Part 1, "Staff. Coll.," copied from the Burton Chartulary, and which gives the witnesses.)

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Officialis Domini Coventrensis et Lychfeldensis Episcopi etc. Cum Dominus Steffanus Rector Ecclesiæ de Swynnerton ad certos diem et locum etc. (Threatening excommunication if the Rector did not pay the annual pension due to the Prior and Convent of Stanes. Dated A.D. 1279.)

Privilegia.

Alexandrus Episcopus servus servorum etc. (A bull of Pope Alexander taking the Priory and all its possessions under the protection of the Blessed Peter and himself. Dated from Avignon the 2 Kalends of June; no year named.)

Alexandrus Episcopus servus servorum etc. (Bull of Pope Alexander confirming to the monks the Churches of Bradley and Dulverne (Dilhorn). Dated from the Lateran, 4 Kalends of June; no year.)

Rogerus Dei gratiâ Cestrensis Episcopus etc. (fn. 36) (Grant of Bishop Roger confirming to the monks all their privileges and immunities. Witnesses: Eugenio Abbate de Bildewas, Willelmo Abbate de Rademore, Rogero Archidiacono Salopense, Willelmo Archidiacono Cestrense, Willelmo Decano Lichfeldense, Magistro Ricardo.

Folio 18.

Rogerus Dei gratiâ Cestrensis Episcopus etc. (Grant of Bishop Roger conceding to the monks freedom from all synodal customs for their churches and chapels, reserving canonical obedience to himself and his successors. Witnesses, Ingenulfus Abbas, Laurentius Conventrensis Prior, Willelmus Archdiaconus Cestriæ, Rogerus Archidiaconus Salopensis, Odo Thesaurarius, Willelmus Decanus Lichfeldiæ, Magister Ricardus, et multi alii.

Ricardus Dei gratiâ Conventrensis Episcopus etc. (Grant of Bishop Richard confirming to the monks all their liberties and immunities the same as possessed by the Abbeys of Burton and Rowcester, for which they are to render 3s. annually to the common fund of the Church of Lichfield for Peter's pence. Witnesses: Laurence Prior of Coventry, Eadmund Archdeacon of Coventry, William Dean of Lichfield, Roger Archdeacon of Salop, Magister Robert de Haia, Magister Trico, Magister Geoffrey de Lenton, Magister Walter de Tilebia, Augustine and Nigel, Chaplains.

Universis etc. S. permissione divinâ Cantuarensis Ecclesiæ minister humilis totius Angliæ primas etc. Sanctæ Romanæ Ecclesiæ Cardinalis salutem etc. (Letters of Archbishop Stephen conferring his protection on the monks and their possessions. Dated 1223.)

H. Rex Angliæ et Dux Normanniæ et Aquitaniæ etc. (Grant of King Henry II., confirming to the Church of St. Mary of Kenilworth all their lands, tythes, churches, etc., which King H. his grandfather had conceded to them.) (Printed in the "Monasticon." This confirmation includes many of the grants to Stone.)

Folio 19.

Ernaldus filius Enisani de Waleton etc. Sciant omnes tam posteri quam presentes quod Enisanus pater meus assensu et concessione meâ donavit in perpetuam elemosinam Ecclesiæ Sanctæ Mariæ de Kenillwortha et canonicis etc. Ecclesiam Sancti Wulfadi de Stanes cum omnibus pertinentiis etc. et præter illas terras quæ antiquitus adjacebant Ecclesiæ donavit eis terram quæ fuerat Brusardi in Stanes scilicet waram et dimidiam cum unâ cotlandâ etc H. T.: Willelmo, Capellano, Osberto de Clintona, Gaufrido de Haia, Toli pistore, Johanne Blundel, Reginaldo Armigero, Roberto filio Edegini, Gilberto Blundel, Godefrido de Utelicota, Herberto Coco, Gerardo Coco Walwano. (This deed is printed in full and annotated by Eyton, from a copy in the Kenilworth Chartulary; see p. 309, Vol. II., "Staff. Coll.")

Robertus de Stafford omnibus hominibus suis etc. salutem. Sciatis etc. hanc conventionem factam esse inter Ecclesiam et Conventum Canonicorum de Stanis et Ivonem de Waleton et heredes ejus videlicet quod Ivo et heredes ejus et heres Robertus concesserunt et firmas et stabiles habent donationes et venditiones omnes quas predecessores sui scilicet Ernaldus et Enisanus et Eylina filia ejusdem Enisani fecerunt Ecclesiæ et Canonicis de Stanis in bosco et plano in terris etc. Et omnes calupnias et reclamationes quæ ad ipsos spectare videbantur in perpetuum quietas clamaverunt. Hoc quoque quod Ernaldus pater Ivonis solebat aliquando recipere ab hominibus Canonicorum de Stanis aratras et pretium pro pasturâ, videlicet per annum pro unoquoque animali unum obolum omnino remiserunt etc. Hanc igitur conventionem in presenciâ meâ et aliorum multorum factam ego Robertus exparte meâ ratam et firmam habens eam sicut principalis dominus feodi tam presentis scripti annotatione quam sigilli mei munimine corroboravi. Hujus rei testes sunt: Robertus de Eston, Godefridus Bras, Nicolaus de Clopton, et Frethericus frater ejus, Willielmus filius Wimundi, Ricardus Capellanus, Willielmus de Hildulveston, Willielmus Boscepan, Humfridus de Eston, Radulfus et Henricus de Kenillworda, Rogero de Wavere, Willielmo Bissopp, Waltero de Fuleford, Ricardo fabro, Hobet Cocus, et multi alii.

Ego Nicolaus filius Roberti de Stafford et Robertus primogenitus et heres meus etc. (Printed in full, Vol. II. p. 204, "Staff. Coll.," and annotated by Eyton.)

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Hæc est conventio facta inter Henricum Priorem de Stanes etc. et inter Mabiliam quondam amicam Alexandri Decani de Stanes scilicet quod idem Canonici invenient predictæ Mabyliæ victum et vestitum omnibus diebus vitæ suæ, ad victum suum habebit singulis diebus unum corredium quale habet unus Canonicus in domo de Stanes per assisam in pane et companagio exceptis pitanciis et de cervisiâ Canonicorum unam mensuram de Kenilworda quæ continet unum galonem et quartam partem unius galonis et singulis mensibus unum bussellum siligini et ad vestitum suum singulis annis vi.s. argenti ad Festum Sancti Wulfadi percipiendos et habebit illud messuagium cum gardino quietum quod tenuit Ricardus Capellanus in villâ de Stanes etc. Ipsa vera Mabilia ex alterâ parte quietum clamavit eisdem Canonicis etc. illud mesuagium etc. quod tenuit quondam predictus Alexandrus Decanus in villâ de Stanes etc. H. T.: Willelmo Panton, Henrico de Verdon, Roberto de Suggenhull, Ricardo de Titneshoure, Johanne de Camerâ, Galfrido filio Mabyliæ, et Helya fratre suo, et multis aliis.

Omnibus etc. Helyas filius Alexandri Decani de Stanes salutem. Sciatis quod ego remisi etc. illud mesuagium cum virgulto etc. quod Alexandrus pater meus tenuit etc. H. T.: Willielmo Panton, H. de Verdun, Roberto de Suggenhulle, Willelmo de Erdinton, Ricardo de Eston, Johanne de Camerâ, Johanne de Suyniton, et multis aliis.

Hæc est conventio facta inter Dominum Priorem etc. et Dominum Ivonem de Waleton ex alterâ videlicet quod dicti Prior etc. permiserunt prefato Ivoni assartare quandam particulam terræ in bosco predicti Ivonis de Waleton. Quæ terra est communis pastura Priori et Canonicis de Stanes et hominibus eorum de villâ de Stanes et extendit se in longitudine juxta boscum de Stanes usque ad nemus Domini Willielmi Panton etc. H. T.: Domino Philippo Abbate Rouecestriæ, Domino R. Priore de Trentham, Domino R. de Rideware, (fn. 37) A. Tramy Constabulario de Novo Castro, R. de Burgeston, G. de Suinesheved, Hugone la Waite de Eston, (fn. 38) Herveo de Derlaveston, et multis aliis.

Sciant etc. ego Helyas filius Ranulfi quondam prepositi de Stanes remisi etc. illud essartum in villâ de Stanes quod pater meus tenuit etc. H. T.: Henrico de Verdon, Ricardo de Titneshovere, Ivone de Aston, Ivone de Waleton, Rogero Milcsopp, et multis aliis.

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Sciant etc. ego Helyas sacerdos quietum clamavi totum jus quod habui in mesuagio illo quod tenui in villâ de Stanes etc. H. T.: A. Sacerdote, Willielmo Decano, Roberto de Eston, H. de Verdon, Willielmo filio Nicholai de Titneshovere, Willielmo filio Yvonis de Waleton, Rogero Milcsopp, Matheo fratre ejus, Thoma filio Brien.

Sciant etc. ego Willielmus de Thirle dedi etc. totum jus quod habui etc. in fontibus super Tunlawe extra villâ de Stanes. H. T.: Domino W. Panton, Ricardo de Titneshovere, Roberto de Suinerton, Ivone de Aston, Ivone de Waleton, Herveo (de) Derlaveston, et aliis.

Sciant etc. ego Ivo de Waleton filius Roberti de Waleton dedi etc. terram illam super Trente desubtus pomarium suum juxta pontem quam aliquando clamavi esse comunam meam etc. H. T.: Andrea Capellano de Stanes, Johanne Harpario, Rogero Milcsopp, J. de Suinerton, et multis aliis.

Sciant etc. ego Nicolaus de Titneshovere dedi etc. medietatem de Stoke cum medietate bosci et prati ejusdem villæ pro animâ patris mei et matris meæ etc. et pro animâ Roberti de Stafford domini nostri in puram et perpetuam elemosinam salvo forinseco servitio. Hanc autem donationem feci gratuito assensu Herveii Bagot Domini mei et Milisantæ uxoris suæ etc. Hii sunt testes: Rogerus Bagot, Willielmus Bagot de Blumenelle, Ivo de Waleton, Robertus filius ejus, Henricus de Verdon, Nicolaus de Coltona, Ricardus de Eston, ( ) filius Ranulfi, Hugo de Burchis, Willelmus de Hildulveston et Rogerus frater ejus, Petrus Venator, Herveus frater Domini, Gerardus de Leya, Alexandrus Griffin, Enoch filius Adæ Decani, Radulphus de Braal, Willielmus de Hacheburgata, et multi alii. (fn. 39)

Herveus Bagot et Milisant uxor sua salutem. Noverit etc. confirmavimus etc. medietatem totius villæ de Stoke etc. quam N. de Titneshovere etc. donavit. Hii sunt testes etc. (see next deed).

Sciant etc. quod ego Nicholaus de Titneshovere assensu Herveii Bagod domini mei et Milisant uxoris suæ dedi etc. medietatem totius villæ de Stokes etc. scilicet medietatem domini mei et duas waras quas tenent Walterus Criche et Liulfus et Gaufridus et Adamus filius Main et duas cotlandas quas tenent Enisanus et Alicia vidua cum catallis suis et eorum sequela etc. Preterea concessi etc. dimidium servitium quod Robertus de Eston debet mihi pro centum acris et unâ virgatâ in Eston quas tenet de dominio meo de Stoke. Pro hac autem donatione et concessione Radulphus quondam Prior de Stanes et Canonici etc. dederunt mihi xv. marcas argenti ad redemptionem meam dum captus eram apud Stafford etc. Testes sunt idem ut supra scilicet Rogerus Bagot, Willielmus Bagot, et alii supra nominati.

Folio 22.

Sciant etc. ego Ivo de Aston filius Roberti filii Pagani de Aston dedi etc. iiii. or acras terræ in Wytewych etc. propinquiores villæ de Stoke et plenam comunam herbagii in bosco meo de Bunwych et de Armegrave, etc. H. T.: Domino W. Panton, Henrico de Verdon, Roberto de Suinerton, Ivone de Waleton, Ricardo de Le, Roberto de Cotes, (fn. 40) Rogero Milcsopp, H. la Waite de Eston, Thoma de Eston Clerico, et multis aliis.

Noverint universi etc. quod cum olim inter Priorem et Conventum etc. et Robertum filium Pagani de Eston ex alterâ super diversis articulis contingentibus terræ de Stokes pertinenti ad dictos Canonicas controversiæ variæ motæ essent etc. Prior et Canonici etc. petiunt medietatem terræ super Trente quæ Goselandes (vocatur) et unam acram prati etc. petunt etiam sex acras integre quæ sunt in Cadeslesforlac quas habent ex testimento avi sui (fn. 41) ut dicuut etc. Dominus Robertus filius Pagani de Eston petit forinsecum servitium et homagium et relevium de medietate villæ de Stoke quod subtraxerunt ei Canonici de Stanes tempore suo. Petit et sequela hominum Canonicorum manentum apud Stoke ad molendinum suum de Eston quam dicti Canonici ei deforciant continue a tempore guerræ etc. Super hiis autem omnibus articulis compromiserunt partes dictæ in (sic) Priores de Trentham et de Sancto Thoma et in (sic) milites Dominum W. Panton et W. Bagot de Hyda, et Dominum Stephanum Meverel, et Dominum H. de Verdun, et Magistrum Radulphum Lacoc ut eorum super eisdem pro omnia stent promisi et arbitrio etc. Actum apud Stanes in capitulo die Translationis Sancti Thomæ Martyris pontificatûs Gregorii Papæ IX. anno secundo.

Viro venerabili et amico in Christo karissimo Domino Archdiacono Staffordiæ, de Trentham et de Sancto Thoma Priores, Magister H. de Weston agens vices Domini W. Panton, Guydo de Mere loco Magistri Radulphi de Lacoc substitutus, Willielmus Bagot et S. Meverel, Milites, Willielmus de Erdinton vices agens Domini H. de Verdon, salutem etc. Excellentiæ vestræ dignum duximus intimandum quod cum nos super formam scripti et assensu et consilio nostro in presentiâ nostrâ apud Stanes confecti inter Dominum Priorem de Stanes et Dominum R. de Eston militem super quibusdam articulis longe ante inter ipsos habitis, Die Sabbati proximâ post Cineres in Capellâ de Burgeston ad arbitrandum conveniremus, dictus R. de Eston literas Regis Priori de Stanes exhibuit sub hâc formâ. H. Dei gratiâ Rex Angliæ Dominus Hyberniæ Dux Normanniæ et Comes Andegeviæ Priori de Stanes salutem. Prohibemus tibi ne sequaris placitum in Curiâ Christianitatis de laico feodo Roberti filii Pagani de Stokes unde queritur quod tu trahis eum in Curiâ Christianitatis, quia hujusmodi placita spectant ad coronam et dignitatem nostram. T. me ipso apud Westm. x. die Februarii anno regni nostri xii. Istis vero literis in presentiâ nostrâ auditis, de consensu partium pena x. librarum fuisset promissa etc. (fn. 42)

Folio 23.

Sciant etc. ego Humfridus de Eston etc. dedi etc. dimidiam virgatam terræ in Eston, illam videlicet quam Gaufridus frater meus tenet etc. Hii sunt testes: Odo Presbyter de Stanes, Adam Presbyter de Suinertona, Willelmus Martinus, Roger Clericus de Stanes, Ivo de Waleton, Petrus, Ricardus, Gaufridus fratres mei, Thomas de Eccleshall, Turkillus de Stanes, et multi alii.

Omnibus etc. A. dictus Abbas de Hulton etc. Noverit nos etc. recepisse de Domino Priore et Conventu du Kenillworda omnes decimas in villâ de Normanecote tam in garbis quam in aliis minutis decimis etc. ad Ecclesiam de Stanes nomine decimæ spectantibus etc. Reddendo inde annuatim Domui de Stanes redditum lx. solidorum etc. H. T.: Alexandro bonæ memoriæ Conventrense et Lichfeldense Episcopo, Domino H. de Aldithelega, Domino W. Panton, Domino R. Priore de Trentham, Domino G. Griffin, (fn. 43) Domino A. de Muttona, (fn. 44) Domino R. de Caureswalle, (fn. 45) R. personâ de Caureswella, Domino Ricardo de Draicote, Galfrido de Suineshefed, et aliis.

A. de Bellocampo quondam uxor Willelmi Maubane, (fn. 46) omnibus etc. salutem. Noverit universitas etc. quod ego A. dedi etc. decem acras terræ de Parvâ Sondona etc. Hanc autem donationem feci eis pro salute animæ Willelmi Maubanc domini mei et meæ et Hugonis heredis mei etc. Hii sunt testes: Herveus Bagot, W. Panton, Robertus filius Pagani, Ivo de Walton, Normannus Panton, Radulphus Bret, Willelmus Griffin, Radulphus Braal, Walterus de Salt, Henricus de Verdon, Thomas de Eccleshale, et multi alii.

Rualdus de Dulvernia, (fn. 47) universis Ecclesiæ fidelibus salutem. Noverint etc. quod ego etc. donavi Ecclesiam de Dulvernia cum omnibus pertinentiis etc. Hanc autem elemosinam gratuito assensu et petitione Willielmi heredis mei necnon et Hugonis personæ predictæ Ecclesiæ de Dulverniâ coram domino meo Roberto de Stafford concessi et sigilli mei testimonio confirmavi. Hujus rei testes sunt: Alexandrus Decanus de Stanes, Rogerus Clericus de Mulewyz, Radulfus frater ejus, Godefridus Bras, Aitropus de Stoke, (fn. 48) Robertus Bagot Willelmus de Thorendon, Johannes de Standon, Nicolaus de Titnesovere, Ricardus de Broctun, Ricardus Capellanus, Ewardus Diaconus, Symon Clericus, Willelmus Boscepain et Nicolaus filius ejus, Radulfus Braal, et multi alii.

Robertus de Stafford, omnibus hominibus et amicis suis etc. Noverint omnes tam posteri quam presentes quod Rualdus de Dulvernia gratuito assensu et petitione Willelmi filii et heredis sui etc. donavit Ecclesiæ Sancti Wulfadi de Stanes etc. Ecclesiam de Dulvernia etc. Et ex parte meâ tanquam testis et dominus principalis tam presentis scripti annotatione quam sigilli mei munimine etc. corroboravi. Hujus rei testes sunt: Robertus de Eston, Nicolaus de Titneshovere, Ivo de Waleton, Godefridus Bras, Willielmus de Torendon, Nicolaus de Clopton, Ricardus de Broctun, Willielmus Boscepain, Ricardus Capellanus, Symon Diaconus, Radulfus Braal, Willielmus de Hildulveston, Walterus de Fuleford, Rogerus de Waure, et multi alii.

Ricardus Dei gratiâ Coventrensis Episcopus (fn. 49) omnibus etc. salutem. Noverint universitas vestra nos concessisse etc. Ecclesiæ de Stanes etc. Ecclesiam de Dulverne cum omnibus pertinentiis et libertatibus suis ex donatione et petitione Roaldi fundi domini et Willielmi filii ejus etc. H. T.: Alexandro Decano de Stanes, Willelmo et Ricardo Capellanis, Waltero de Tilebi, et multis aliis.

Folio 24.

Universis etc. Ricardus Dei gratiâ Coventrensis Episcopus salutem etc. Noverit itaque universitas vestra nos Robertum de Coppenhale ad presentationem Rogeri Prioris de Stanes et ejusdem loci Conventus in Ecclesiam de Dulverne admisse et eum in eâdem personam auctoritate Episcopali constituisse etc. horum testimonium etc. Alani Archidiaconi Staffordiæ, Magistri Roberti de Haia, Magistri G. de Lenc, H. de Bek, H. filio Susannæ, A. Giffardi Clerici nostri, Manasseri Clerici, et aliorum plurimorum.

Universis etc. Nicolaus de Titnesovere salutem. Noverit universitas vestra quod ego N. dedi etc vii. acras terræ in Titneshovere quinque videlicet juxta viridem viam quæ sunt in culturâ sub Calvehul et sexta acra est juxta eandem viam ex altera parte, et septima acra (fn. 50) est sub villâ, juxta croftam quæ fuit Warini etc. cum omni communa predictæ villæ in bosco et plano etc. libere et quiete ab omni seculari servitis etc. H. T.: Ada de Alditlega, Ivone de Waleton, R. de Eston, Nigello fratre ejus, R. Pugile de eâdem villâ, H. de Verdun, W. Pulton, et R. fratre ejus, et multis aliis.

Universis etc. ego N. dedi etc. sex acras terræ in Titneshovere, quinque videlicet juxta viridem viam quæ sunt in culturâ sub Calvehul et sexta acra est sub villâ juxta croftam quæ fuit Warini etc. H. T.: Ivone de Waleton, Roberto de Eston, et Nigello fratre ejus, Ricardo Pugile de eâdem villâ, Willelmo filio Ivonis, H. de Verdun, W. Pulton et R. fratre ejus, et multis aliis.

Hæc est conventio facta inter Priorem etc. et R. de Titneshovere ad festum Ascentionis Domini proximum post dedicationem Ecclesiæ Sancti Wulfadi de Stanes usque ad terminum sexdecim annorum duratura, videlicet quod prefatus Ricardus dimisit et concessit prefatis Priori etc. totum dominicum suum in Senokestre et totam terram cuitam in Farleham etc. H. T.: Domino Willelmo Panton, Henrico de Verdun, R. de Suggenhul, R. de Aston, Ivo de Waleton, et multis aliis.

Sciant etc. quod ego Robertus de Eston dedi etc. Nigello fratri meo etc. unam virgatam terræ in villâ de Eston, illam scilicet quam Radulfus filius Herwini tenuit de feodo Ricardi de Hofreton. Tenendam de me etc. Reddendo annuatim mihi etc. duos solidos etc. H. T.: Henrico de Aldithele, Willielmo Bagod, R. de Suinerton, Roberto de Waleton, Herveo Bagod, Willielmo Bagod, Roberto Bagod, Johanne Clerico, et multis aliis.

Omnibus etc. Dominus A. de Napton salutem etc. Noveritis me etc. dedisse etc. redditum xii. denariorum de uno mesuagio in villâ de Weston quod Radulfus tenuit etc. H. T.: Willelmo Personâ de Napton, Willelmo Clerico de Napton fratre domini, A. Luvel, Ricardo Capellano de Weston, et multis aliis.

Folio 25.

A. de Napton Miles, dilecto etc. H. Tysun salutem. Vobis mandando rogamus quatinus ad instanciam perspicuitatis meæ et uxoris etc. et salvi ingressûs et regressûs de Hyberniâ, distringatis Radulfum molendinarium ad solvendum Priori etc. annuum redditum xxi.d. quem tempore Prioris Ricardi ad dedicationem dictæ Ecclesiæ de Stanes in puram et perpetuam elemosinam dedi etc.

Hæc est finalis concordia facta in Curiâ Domini Regis apud Westm. anno regni Regis Ricardi vii. etc. inter S. Priorem de Stanes positum loco Prioris etc. de Kenillw. petentem, et Aliciam de Hopton per Robertum filium et heredem suum positum loco suo etc. tenentem super advocationem Ecclesiæ de Checkelega. (An abstract of this fine is printed amongst the Final Concords, Vol. III. of "Staff. Coll.," p. 167.)

Omnibus etc. Frater Rogerus Prior de Stanes etc. Noverit etc. nos concessisse etc. et quietum clamasse Robertum filium Willielmi de Stalinton quondam ab omni calupniâ servitutis ut pure liberum hominem etc. (Here follows a blank page.)

Folio 26.

Robertus filius Willelmi de Wich: omnibus fidelibus salutem. Noverint etc. me donasse etc. mansuram de Crimdele in Wich: quam volo ut bene et quiete teneant. Ego vero Willielmus heres predicti R. donationem patris mei ratam esse volo. Hæc elemosina donata est a predicto R. in thalamo ejus in manu cognati ejusdem R. Gaufridi Canonici. Hii sunt testes donationis: Nicholaus Presbyter, Walterus Muvirun, Hamundus de Hab. Gocelinus frater predicti Roberti, et Willielmus heres ipsius, et soror ejus Editha.

Sciant etc. ego Robertus de Offewurth (fn. 51) et Elizabeta uxor mea dedimus etc. totam terram nostram in villâ de Hyldelweston cum pertinentiis quam habuimus in dominico una cum totâ terrâ, nostrâ etc. quæ fuit Milonis de Stanford in eâdem villâ, et cum totâ terrâ cum pertinentiis quam habuimus de Osberno Blanfrond et Agnete uxore ejus in eâdem villâ in escambium etc. H. T.: Willielmo Bagoth, Roberto de Lega, Ricardo de Draicote, Hugone de Dokeshaye, Roberto de Walle, Ranulfo de Offewurth, et multis aliis.

Universis etc. Rogerus divinâ permissione Abbas Sancti Ebrulfi etc. Noverit universitas vestra nos de communi consilio etc. tradidisse Priori et Conventui de Kinillw. ad perpetuam firmam, tertiam partem omnium decimarum de dominico Willielmi Pantof in manerio de Cublesdun quæ ad nos pertinet. Reddendo inde domui nostræ in manu Prioris nostri de Ware qui pro tempore fuerit etc. apud Pylardynton singulis annis xxiiii. solidos etc. H. T.: Domino W. Pantof et aliis.

Folio 27.

Sciant etc. ego Helias filius Randulfi Prepositi de Stanes etc. dedi etc. vi. d. de dimidiâ virgatâ terræ in villâ de Oldeton quam Osbertus avunculus meus tenuit etc. H. T.: Ricardo de Titesoura, Ivone de Waleton, Hugone Wate de Eston, et aliis.

A. Dei gratiâ Conventrensis et Lichfeldensis Episcopus etc. Remittimus vobis sequestrum quod fecimus de tertiâ parte decinarum de dominico de Cublesdon etc. Datum apud Lichefeld M.CC.xxxi. in crastino Sancti Michælis.

Universis etc. W. Pantof filius Yvonis Pantof salutem etc. Noverit etc. me dedisse et concessisse etc. totam tertiam partem decimarum totius dominii mei de Cublesdon tam in garbis quam in minutis decimis etc. H. T.: etc.

Hæc conventio facta est assensu Prioris de Kinillw. inter Canonicos de Stanes et Dominam Alinam de Verduno (fn. 52) scilicet quod Canonici non ex debito et gratiâ concesserunt prefatæ dominæ in vitâ suâ ut ad proprias expensas habeat capellanum suum in capellâ quæ sita est in curiâ suâ de Cublesdon etc. Hæc conventio facta est coram Alano Archidiacono in sanctâ synodo apud Stafford. H. T.: Ada Decano, Roberto de Copponale, 'Stephanode Wyfrideston, (fn. 53) Viviano de Stokes, et aliis.

Sciant etc. ego Aanor (fn. 54) Maubank dedi etc. quatuor summas salis reddendas annuatim apud Wichum Maubank infra xv. dies proximas ante festum Sancti Johannis Baptistæ etc. et preterea confirmavi (donationem) W. patris mei scilicet xii. summarum salis sicut illius carta testatur. H. T.: Henrico de Boeles, Thoma et Johanne filiis ejus, Willelmo Sacerdote, et aliis.

Willielmus Malbenc omnibus amicis et hominibus suis etc. Noverint omnes etc. donavi etc. xii. summas salis apud Wichum etc. Testibus: Roberto et Nicolao, Capellanis meis, Hamone Sacerdote de Scaldeford, et aliis. (fn. 55)

Ego Ernaldus filius Vitalis (fn. 56) Dominus de Hyldillveston dedi in eodem manerio meo etc. in feodo et hereditate singulis annis pro ii. solidis iii. waras de terra et communem totius illius manerii in boscho et plano etc. Dedi etiam eis tertiam partem totius dominii mei in predicto manerio exceptis vi. acris in Lanfurlung et excepto prato meo dominico quod est proximum pomerio domus meæ. Dedi eis nemus de Gruet et Willanes croftum etc. Habeant etiam propria pasnagia suo de omnibus dominicis suis ubicunque fuerint et hominum suorum ibidem manentium. Nec eant ipsi neque sui pro hoc feodo ad schiram vel ad hundredum nisi forte calumpniati et summoniti a potestate regiâ fuerint et sint quieti et liberi ab onini debito et exactione ad me pertinente, exceptis communibus geldis Regis et communibus auxiliis vicecomitis et prepositorum hundredi et dominorum de quorum feodo ego teneo etc. Hæc omnia . . . libere dedi et firmiter concessi et heredibus meis tenenda constitui et sub testimonio universæ Stanesis Ecclesiæ cujus ego frater et filius sum hanc presentem confirmavi in Pascham anno Incarnationis Domini M.C.xxxvi. regno Henrici Regis xxxvi. etc. Hujus meæ donationis et confirmationis nomina testium paucorum sub notare decrevi Adwinus Vicarius sacerdos ejusdem Ecclesiæ, Alexandrus filius Enisani, (fn. 57) Robertus filius Pagani, (fn. 58) Ormus, (fn. 59) Gamel, Uvieth, (fn. 60) et Godericus de Stokes, Alanus, Sywardus, et multi alii.

Folio 28.

Sciant etc. ego Helyas de Copponehalle (fn. 61) pro salute animæ meæ etc. dedi etc. ii. virgatas terræ in Copponehale cum omnibus pertinentiis suis etc. quas Ranulfus frater meus tenuit de me etc. H. T.: Roberto de Stafford domino meo, et Roberto filio ejus, et aliis.

Sciant etc. ego Galfridus filius Galfridi de Coppenhale (fn. 62) remisi etc. quod Prior et Conventus etc. non warantizabunt mihi terram illam de Coppenhale quam de eis teneo contra Willielmum avunculum meum et heredes ejus etc. H. T.: Johanne Capellano de Pencrich, Willielmo Wimer7 de Stafford, Waltero Seldon, et aliis.

Universis etc. Robertus de Coppenhale Decanus Ecclesiæ de Pencrich salutem. Noverint etc. quod ego pro salute meâ etc. dono etc. masagium illud in Coppenhale ubi pater meus manebat et ego post ipsum cum virgulto et alneto et medietatem terræ unius virgatæ in campo et ceteris pertinentiis et libertatibus quæ ad idem masagium pertinere dinoscimus et hoc super altare de Stanes in Ecclesiâ manu meâ Deo optuli et eandem Ecclesiam heredem inde feci. Prior vero ejusdem Ecclesiæ Rogerus cum assensu Conventus etc. concessit mihi predictum tenementum totum ad tenendam etc. de Ecclesiâ de Stanes reddendo annuatim 1s. etc. H. T.: Ricardo Capellano de Stanes, Simon et Ada, et aliis.

Universis etc. Rogerus Vigil salutem in Domino. Sciant etc. quod ego dedi etc. terram illam quæ nominatur Wunrichescroft cum medietate prati de Fulsiche etc. Hii sunt testes: Philippus Capellanus, Mauricius Vigil, Radulfus de London, et alii.

Sciant etc. ego Helyas de Coppenhale pro salute etc. dedi etc. vii. acras terræ in Coppenhale iij. videlicet in Stokink et iij. sub cerasariis et unam acram versus Burton quæ dicitur Hefalond et unum mesuagium quod est inter terram Ranulfi fratris mei et terram Rogeri Blundi etc. H. T.: Roberto de Stafford domino meo, Hereveo Bagod, et aliis.

Sciant etc. quod ego Helyas de Coppenhale pro salute animæ meæ etc. dedi etc. terram quæ fuit Gerardi inter Hydam et H . . et pratum quod ad illam terram pertinet super ripam aquæ de Stafford etc. H. T.: Hereveo de Stretton, (fn. 63) Johanne Bagod (fn. 64) et aliis.

Sciant etc. quod ego Robertus filius Gaufridi de Coppenhale dedi etc. 11s. firmæ de terrâ de Buterales (fn. 65) reddendos die Sancti Wulfadi apud Stanes. H. T.: Philippo Canonico de Trentham, Magistro Rogero de Stafford, Hugone, et aliis.

Sciant etc. quod ego Robertus de Coppenhale (fn. 66) etc. decem acris terræ quas clamabam in Coppenhale adversus Priorem etc. quinque acras eis quietas clamavi iii. videlicet in Stoking, et unam acram et dimidiam sub cerasariis et medietatem del Heflond usque Burton et unum masagium inter terram Radulfi de Norton et terram Rogeri Blundi v. autem acræ mihi remanebunt scilicet iii. acræ in Cleihuse et acra et dimidia sub cerasariis et medietas del Heflond versus Burton et dimidiam acram prati in Selkemore etc. H. T.: Domino Hereveo Bagod, Eudone de Mere (fn. 67) et aliis.

Sciant omnes etc. ego Willielmus Bagod filius Willielmi Bagod de Hida cepi in feudo et hereditate de Silvestro Priore de Stanes etc. terram suam quæ est inter Hidam et Holedene (fn. 68) cum prato ad illam terram pertinente et inde homagium eis feci et ego et heredes mei eis etc. reddemus inde annuatim xl. denarios etc. H. T.: Herveo Bagod, Radulfo de Muttun, Nicholao Senescallo, et multis aliis.

Folio 29.

Sciant etc. quod ego Felicia de Coppenhale (fn. 69) in viduitate meâ remisi etc. ii. virgatas terræ cum pertinentiis in villâ de Coppenhale quas tenui de dono Rogeri quondam Prioris predictæ domus de Stanes per servitium v. solidorum per annum etc. Hæc autem remissio et quieta clamatio facta fuit anno regni Regis Henrici filii Regis Johannis xiiii. etc. H. T.: Domino Herveo de Stafford, Domino Willelmo fratre suo, Nicholao Urso, et aliis.

Willielmus Malbenc omnibus amicis et hominibus suis etc. Noverint omnes tam posteri quam presentes etc. donavi etc. duodecim summas salis apud Wychum in perpetuam et liberam elemosinam etc. Testibus: Roberto et Nicholao Capellanismeis, Hamone Sacerdote de Scaldeford, Magistro Willielmo, Nicholao de Worflestone, et Gilberto et Hugone et Roberto fratribus ejus, Rogero de Wythtrestone, Eutropio filio Eudonis de Burchestone.

Sciant etc. quod Aanor Maubanck dedi etc. quatuor summas salis reddendas annuatim apud Wychmaubank etc. (as before). Et preterea confirmavi donationem Willielmi Maubank patris mei scilicet duodecim summas salis sicut illius carta testatur. H. T.: Henrico de Boelis, Thoma et Johanne filiis ejus., Philippo de Heth: Nicholao filio ejus, Willielmo Sacerdote, Ricardo de Breci, Hugone Decano, Roberto de Eston, Radulfo Brahal, Edwynno preposito, et multis aliis.

Omnibus etc. Rogerus filius Ivonis de Waleton salutem. Noverit etc. me quietam clamasse etc. unam marcam annui redditûs quam consueverunt mihi solvere per annum pro quâdam terrâ quæ vocatur Le Bruche quam dedi Domino Willielmo de Kavereswalle etc. H. T.: Ivone de Waleton, Roberto . . . Johanne de Houton, Thoma de Venables, (fn. 70) Galfrido de Waleton, (fn. 71) et aliis.

Venerabili Patri suo etc. Rogero Priori de Stanes etc. Rogerus filius Ivonis de Walton salutem. Cum jam dedi Willielmo de Kavereswelle in feodo et hereditate unam marcam annui redditûs quam mihi per annum reddere consuevistis etc. vos Rogero etc. quod de predicto redditu predicto Willielmo de cetero satis intendentes et respondentes. In cujus rei testimonium has literas meas vobis feci patentes. Datum apud Stafford xxvii. die Novembris anno regni Regis Henrici filii Regis Johannis quinquagesimo.

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Hæc est finalis concordia facta in Curiâ Domini Regis apud Lichesfeld etc. (Fine levied 32 H. III. between David Prior of Kenellewurth, complainant, and Robert de Bek, Parson of the Church of Chekkeleye, deforciant, respecting the adowson of the Church of Chekkelega, and in which the said Prior had sued the said Robert in a plea that against the fine levied in the Court of King Richard, the King's uncle, between Robert, formerly Prior, and Alice de Hopton, the grandmother of the said Robert, whose heir he is, respecting the adowson of the said Church, he had deforced the said Prior of 20s. of rent which he ought to receive from the said Church. Robert now acknowledged the said rent to be due to the said Prior and his Church of Stanes, and for which acknowledgment the Prior remitted the arrears due at the date of the fine. (See p. 235, Vol. IV., "Staff. Coll.")

Staff. Prior de Stanes summonitus fuit ad respondendum Priori de Kenellewurth de placito quod reddat ei decem libras. (This is the record of a suit in Banco, in which the Prior of Kenilworth sued the Prior of Stanes for an annual rent of 12 marks, 6s. 8d., and which John formerly Prior of Stanes had entered into an obligation to pay, at Brewode, A.D. 1292. The Prior of Kenilworth produced the obligation, which the Prior of Stanes acknowledged, and conceded that the Sheriff might raise the money by writ of fieri facias, if it was not paid in future ; and for this acknowledgment the Prior of Kenilworth remitted all the arrears owing. Easter Term 24 E. I., Rot. 80.)

Folio 31.

Assisa venit recognitura etc. (This is the record of a suit between the Prior of Stone and Henry de Verdun, 27 E. I. It states: An assize came to make recognition if Henry de Verdun had unjustly disseised the Prior of Stone of his free tenement in Derleston, viz., of 26 acres of heath. Henry stated he was capital lord of Derleston, and the heath belonged to the waste of the said vill. And the Prior stated that the vill of Derleston was divided between the ancestor of the said Henry and two coparceners, and the heath in question belonged to the purparty of the coparceners; and the said coparceners had enfeoffed one of his predecessors in it, and his predecessors and himself had been in seisin of it until dispossessed by the said Henry, and he appealed to a jury.

The jury say that Henry had disseised the Prior as stated, who is therefore to recover seisin, and his damages are taxed at half a mark. This assize was taken before Adam de Crokedayk and William Ynge, Justices assigned to take assises in co. Stafford, 27 E. I.)

Noverint etc. quod hæc est conventio facta inter Dominum Jacobum de Aldithelegh ex unâ parte et Priorem et Conventum de Stanes ex alterâ de sexaginta acris terræ cum pertinentiis in territorio de Walton scilicet quod Dominus Jacobus de Aldithelegh recognoscet coram Justiciariis Domini Regis de Banco in crastino Animarum anno regni Regis Henrici filii Regis Johannis xxxiiii. predictam terram etc. esse jus ipsius Prioris etc. H. T.: Dominis W. de . . . et R de Venables, Militibus, R. Mareseallo de Aston (fn. 72) . . . . de Beverisford, Roberto de Caveriswell, et aliis.

Hæc est finalis concordia etc. (This is a fine levied 34 H. III. between David, Prior of Kenilworth, plaintiff, and James de Aldithelegh (called to warranty by Bertrea the mother of the said James, and who warranted to her 60 acres of land in Waleton, and respecting which there had been a plea whether the land was the free alms of the said Church or the lay fee of the said James. The said James by the fine acknowledged the said land to be the right of the Prior and his Church, and for this acknowledgment the Prior conceded the land to the said James, saving to the Prior of Stanes and his successors common of pasture over it after the corn was carried, and rendering to the same Prior 30s. annually.)

Folio 32.

Omnibus Chrispi fidelibus hoc scriptum etc. R. de Stafford Archidiaconus salutem. (This is a composition made respecting tithes between the Convent and their parishioners of Stanes, in order to appease the discord and discord and strife which had arisen between them, and by which it was agreed that all the parishioners, both great and small, freemen and others, should pay a farthing from each house at "Rotellan" and at Easter, and four oblations annually, viz., one at Christmas Day, one at Easter, one on the day of the dedication of the Church of St. Wulphade, and one on the day of All Saints), ita tamen quod omnia premissa melius et fidelius solverent et omnia decima garbarium pro omnibus suis salvarent et ad horrea propria ut consueverunt ducerent etc.

In Dei nomine Amen. Coram vobis Reverendo Patre Domino W. Dei gratiâ Conventrensi et Lychfeldensi Episcopo etc. (This is a certificate from the Proctor of the Prior and Convent of Stone, respecting a mark of rent which the rectors of Madeley were accustomed to pay them, but owing to the fading of the ink little beyond the purport of it can be distinguished.)

Folio 33.

De termino Sancti Michalis anno R. R. E. xxix.

Staff. Stephanus Persona Ecclesiæ de Swynnerton summonitus fuit ad respondendum Priori de Stanes etc. (This is the record of a plea in which the Prior sued Stephen, the Parson of Swynnerton, for a sum of 23s. 4d., the arrears of an annual rent of 2 marks, owing to him, according to the terms of a fine levied 2 H. III., between Robert de Swynnerton and William the Prior of Kenilleworth, respecting the advowson of the Church of Swynnerton, and which he produced.

Stephen pleaded first he ought not to be required to answer to the writ, because the cause was an ecclesiastical one, but he stated that such a fine should not hare been levied without the assent and ratification of the Parson of the place; and the fine having been levied in a suit respecting the advowson, showed the Church was vacant at the time; the patron could not subject a Church for ever to an annual payment, etc.

The Prior stated that all the predecessors of Stephen had paid the money without demur, as he was prepared to prove. The cause was continued by adjournment to Hillary Term 31 E. I., when Stephen made default, and judgment was delivered in favour of the Prior for the arrears of the rent, viz., 23s. 4d., before the writ was sued out, and 7 marks subsequently; and the damages were taxed at 40s. (Michaelmas, 29 E. I., Rot. 107.) (fn. 73)

Hæc est finalis concordia facta etc. (This is another transcript of the fine levied 2 H. III., respecting the advowson of the Church of Swynnerton.)

Folio 35.

Acta in Ecclesiâ Cathedrali Lychfeldiæ die Martis proximo post festum Sanctæ Trinitatis, anno Domini M.CC. nonagesimo quinto (A.D. 1295) coram nobis officiale Venerabilis Patris Domini Ricardi Dei gratiâ Conventrensis et Lychfeldensis Episcopi inter religiosos viros, Priorem etc. et Dominum Stephanum Rectorem Ecclesiæ de Swynnerton etc. super arreragia quinque librarum et decem solidorum argenti de quâdem annuâ pensione xl. solidorum ab Ecclesiâ de Swynnerton etc. (This is the judgment of the Bishops' Court, ordering Stephen to pay the arrears, under penalty of excommunication.)

Inter Priorem de Wymondham et personam de Dufford placitum annui redditûs in Banco coram Johanne de Metyngham et sociis suis anno R. R. E. xxvii. simili casu quo casus de Stone et persona de Swynnerton. Inter Priorem de Stoke et Johannem de Godelega in consimili casu.

Folio 37.

(N.B.—The ink of this folio is so much faded, a few words only can be deciphered on it.)

Memo quod pridie nonarum Marcii anno Domini millesimo cccmo. lxmo. quinto, natus est Radulphus filius Domini Hugonis filii Radulphi nobilissimi Comitis Stafford.

Memo quod xvi. Kal. Augusti anno Domini Mo. cccmo. lxxvii. coronatio Regis Ricardi secundi post Conquestum anno etatis suæ ximo.

Folio 38.

Rogerus Prior de Stanes etc. salutem. Noverint etc. quod (fn. 73) nos etc. confirmavimus Henrico de Lega et heredibus suis sextam partem de Frodeswalle quæ est de feodo Roberti de Stafford, (fn. 74) reddendo annuatim 4s. et unum capriolum ad duos terminos etc. H. T.: Ada Decano, Ricardo et Willielmo Capellanis, Roberto de Estona, Hugone de Draycote, Henrico de Deneston, Ivone de Waletona . . . de Hildulvestona, Reginaldo de Calewych, Willelmo . . . Rogero de Wavere, Alano de Weston, Willelmo Bagot, et multis aliis.

(N. B.—The rest of this folio and the whole of Folio 39 is illegible from the fading of the ink.)

Folio 40 (contains one blank page).

Abbas de Osulveston, Prior de Landa, Decanus Rotelandus dilecto sibi in Chrispo Magistro R. Archidiacono Stafford, salutem in Domino. Quia causa auctoritate Domini coram nobis mota inter Priorem et Conventum de Kenillewurth ex unâ parte et Abbatem et Conventum de Sancto Remigio et Priorem de Lappele ex alterâ super omnibus decimis de duabus partibus de dominico Roberti de Wizton in Mefford (fn. 75) quas dictus Prior de Lappele percipere consuevit, in presentiâ nostrâ amicabiliti compositione inter partes conquievit, vobis auctoritate eâdem mandamus quatinus Priorem et Conventum de Stanes nomine Ecclesiæ de Stanes in possessionem earundem decimarum mittatis etc.

Sciant etc. quod ego Willelmus Pantuf dedi etc. Reginaldo de Horton et heredibus suis etc. xxx. acras terræ etc. reddendo annuatim etc. iii. denarios etc.

Folio 41.

Robertus de Stafford, omnibus amicis et hominibus suis Francis et Anglis etc. ego et Robertus filius et heres meus donavimus etc. Hortonam cum Grettona et ceteris ejus pertinentiis in bosco et plano etc. Hanc autem elemosinam feci pro animâ patris mei Nicolai de Stafford et pro animâ Aviciæ uxoris meæ quorum corpora ibi requiescunt et pro salute meâ et Roberti filii mei et aliorum parentum et amicorum meorum tam vivorum quam defunctorum etc. Hujus donationis testes sunt: Magister Edmundus, Decanus de Warewichia, etc. (fn. 76)

(The rest of this folio and the whole of the Folios 42 and 43 are occupied by duplicate transcripts of the deeds relating to the grant of rents in Stafford by Thomas son of Brien of Eccleshale and others, for the support of a lamp to burn perpetually before the high altar of Stone and the tomb of the blessed Martyr Saint Wulfade.)

Footnotes

1 This is no doubt the title of the monks to the "rents in Shebridge" mentioned in the "Valor Ecclesiasticus;" Sheepridge is very likely to have assumed the form of Seabridge, the modern name, and this illustrates the importance of ancient orthography in elucidating the etymology of words.
2 Robert de Stafford's tenant at Rickerscote and Tisho A.D. 1166. See Vol. I., p. 186, "Staff. Coll."
3 Nicholas de Milwich had been succeeded by Ralph de Milwich before A.D. 1166. See p. 161, Vol. I., "Staff. Coll."
4 Hervey de Stretton occurs A.D. 1166. ("Liber Niger.")
5 Hervey Bagot was Robert de Stafford's tenant at Bramshall A.D. 1166. ("Liber Niger.")
6 One of the co-heiresses of Engenulf de Gresley and Alina daughter and heir of Ralph fitz Orm. See p. 13 of Part 1, Vol. V., of these Collections.
7 Another of the co-heiresses of Engenulf and Alina.
8 William Pantolf of Cubblesdon. See Vol. I., "Staff. Coll.," p. 221.
9 Richard de Titneshovere held Tittensor under the Stafford Barony, temp. King John and early part of Henry III. See the Plea Rolls in these Collections, and notes on the "Liber Niger," Vol. I., "Staff. Coll."
10 Ivo de Waleton held Walton and a part of Aston in Stone of the Barony of Stafford. See notes on the "Liber Niger," Vol. I., "Staff. Coll."
11 Robert de Swynnerton, head of the house of Swynnerton temp. King John and early part of Henry III. See the notes on the "Liber Niger," Vol. I., and Plea Rolls, Vols. III. and IV., of these Collections.
12 Roger de Bidolf, lord of one of the Biddulphs, living temp. John. See the Plea Rolls, Vol. III., "Staff. Coll."
13 This John is doubtless the filius bastardus of Alina, mentioned in the Burton Chartulary, p. 13, Part 1, Vol. V., of these Collections. His legitimate half-sisters gave him a carucate of land in Derlaston, and their liberality to him makes it probable that he was only illegitimate so far that his mother had married a second husband within the prohibited degrees.
14 Henry de Verdun was son of Hawise, the eldest daughter and co-heir of Engenulf de Gresley and Alina de Derlaston. See p. 13, Part 1, Vol. V., "Staff. Coll."
15 Robert de Eston, or de Aston, was son of Robert fitz Pagan, the tenant of Robert de Stafford at Tittensor, Aston, Burton, and Stoke in Stone, a.d. 1166. See the notes on the "Liber Niger," Vol. I., "Staff. Coll.," p. 173.
16 Probably Hugh Bagot of Bromley. See notes on the "Liber Niger," p. 179, Vol. I., "Staff. Coll." He appears to have succecded his father Simon between a.d. 1199 and a.d. 1203. See Plea Rolls, Vol. III., "Staff. Coll."
17 Henry, son of Stephen de Wiverstone and Dionisia de Derlaston. See p. 13, Part 1, Vol. V., "Staff. Coll." He died without issue, leaving his sister Felicia eventual heiress of Dionisia.
18 Philip de Draycote, Lord of Draycott-on-the-Moors, held under the Earls of Chester. He was living temp. Rich. I. and King John, and apparently deceased 12 H. III. See the Plea Rolls, Vol. IV., and notes on the Draycott Charters, p. 223, Vol. III., "Staff. Coll." Draycott adjoins the Prior's Manor of Stallington.
19 It would appear from this deed that there had been originally a Roman military post near Darlaston-in-Stone on the site now known as Berry Bank. See the first deed on next page.
20 For an account of the virgate and half virgate holdings in a manor, see Seebohm's "Ancient English Village Community." Originally the normal holding of the "villanus," they became in many cases the holdings of free tenants by grants in frankmarriage, or by eschaet, and in some cases by feoffments made in the demesne of the manor.
21 Sheriff of Staffordshire A.D. 1227—A.D. 1232.
22 Rualdus de Dulverne occurs A.D. 1166, and Radulphus de Dulverne A.D. 1213. See notes on the "Liber Niger," Vol. I., and Plea Rolls, Vol. III., "Staff. Coll." These names may be identical, as the French form of Ralph is Raoul.
23 William de Chetelton held a knight's fee at Cheddleton under the Audleys, and was living A.D. 1227. See Plea Rolls, Vol. IV., p. 49.
24 William de Ippestone held half a knight's fee at Ipstones under the Verdun Barony. He is sometimes styled William de Verdun of Ipstones, and was nephew of Bertram de Verdun, Lord of Alton temp. H. II.
25 Roger de Waure, or de Wavere, was living A.D. 1233. See p. 86, Vol. IV., "Staff. Coll." He seems to have been the Bishop's tenant at Aspley, and was also a tenant under the Stafford Barony in Warwickshire. (Testa de Nevill.)
26 Peter Giffard, the second, of Chillington.
27 Geoffrey de Swineheved was living A.D. 1227. See p. 73, Vol. IV., "Staff. Coll." He seems to have been the Bishop's tenant at Swineshead in Eccleshall.
28 Richard, Archbishop of Canterbury, was consecrated A.D. 1174, and died 16th February, 1184. This deed shows that Philip de Draycote had succeeded his father Hugh before the latter date.
29 Robert de Bec, the cotemporary Lord of Hopton and Tean. See notes on the "Liber Niger," p. 161, Vol. I., "Staff. Coll." As he died A.D. 1201, and Thomas de Erdington was not Sheriff till A.D. 1199, the deed must have passed within those limits.
30 Ralph fitz Jordan occurs as a Knight of Great Assize on the Staffordshire Plea Rolls temp. John; Vol. III., "Staff. Coll.;" but I have never been able to identify his tenure in the county.
31 Hugh, Bishop of Coventry, was consecrated A.D. 1187, and died A.D. 1198.
32 Geoffrey, Bishop of Coventry, was consecrated A.D. 1198, and died A.D. 1208.
33 Robert, son of Roger de Milwich.
34 Richard was consecrated Bishop A.D. 1161, and died A.D. 1182.
35 Robert Bagot of Hilderston near Stone; see p. 166, Vol. I., "Staff. Coll."
36 Roger de Clinton was consecrated Bishop of Chester A.D. 1129, and died A.D. 1248.
37 Sir Roger de Rideware was tenant under the Stafford Barony at RidwareHamstall (Testa de Nevill). He was a Justice assigned to take Assizes in Staffordshire, 19 H. III. (Patent Roll).
38 Hugh Vigil, or le Wait, was tenant under the same Barony at Rickerscote. See p. 187, Vol. I., "Staff. Coll."
39 See Plea Roll of 1 John, pp. 68 and 129, Vol. III., "Staff. Coll.," where Richard, the son of Nicholas de Tittensor, attempts to recover half the vill of Stoke from the Prior, but was unsuccessful.
40 Robert de Cotes, lord of Cotes in Eccleshall, and the ancestor of the existing family of Cotes of Woodcote.
41 This deed, taken with others, shows that three lords of Stoke and Aston named Robert fitz Pagan succeeded to one another. The last Robert fitz Pagan was dead in July, 1233; see p. 83, Vol. IV., "Staff. Coll."
42 It will be noted that Robert fitz Pagan is here styled in the same deed Sir Robert de Eston (Aston). In other deeds he is styled Sir Robert de Stoke.
43 Sir Geoffry Griffin held Clayton under the Lords of Cnotton, and farmed the Hundred of Pirehill from the King. He was also Sub-Sheriff of Staffordshire in the early part of the reign of Hen. III. See Plea Rolls, p. 170, Vol. IV., "Staff. Coll."
44 Sir Adam de Mutton was Lord of Mitton, Rudge in Standon, Rule, Apeton, Ingestre, Salt, and Gratwich, held by the service of two and a half knights' fees of the Barony of Stafford. He was dead 26 Hen. III. (A.D. 1242), leaving a son Ralph, who died during his minority, leaving an infant daughter and sole heir, Isabella. Owing to the circumstance of Ralph dying under age, Isabella has been often described as daughter and heir of Adam de Mutton. She was really his granddaughter and eventual heir. (Chetwynd MS., and Plea Rolls, Vol. IV., "Staff. Coll.")
45 Sir Robert de Caverswall married his cousin Philomena, daughter and heiress of Walter de Caverswall, the tenant under the Fitz Alan Barony, A.D. 1166 ("Liber Niger"). Robert is sometimes called Robert fitz Elias. See Fleas, pp. 23 and 24, Vol. IV., "Staff. Coll."
46 William Malbanc or Maubanc was the Baron of Wich Malbanc, and held under the Earls of Chester. See p. 7, Vol. II., and p. 224, Vol. III., "Staff. Coll." He died before A.D. 1174.
47 Rualdus de Dulverne occurs A.D. 1166 as Robert de Stafford's sub-tenant in the "Liber Niger." He held a knight's fee at Dilhorn under Hervey Bagot. See p. 178, Vol. I., "Staff. Coll."
48 Aitropus de Stoke I conclude to be identical with the Eitropus de Eston who holds ⅓ f.m. of Ivo de Walton A.D. 1166. See p. 178, Vol. I., "Staff. Coll."
49 Richard Peche was consecrated Bishop A.D. 1161, and died A.D. 1182.
50 See Seebohm's "English Village Community," where the author shows the origin of these detached holdings of an acre each.
51 Robert de Offwurth was Robert de Stafford's tenant at Offord in Warwickshire A.D. 1166. See p. 188, Vol. I., "Staff. Coll."
52 Probably the widow of Ivo Pantulf of Cubbleston, using her maiden name, a very common practice in old days. (See Eyton's notes on the fee of Pantulf, p. 230, Vol. I., "Staff. Coll.") She is sometimes called Alice.
53 Stephen de Wyverstone (Worstone) married Dionisia, one of the co-heiresses of Derlaston. (See p. 13, Part 1, Vol. V., "Staff. Coll.")
54 Aanora, Auda, or Alda Maubank, one of the co-heirs of the last William Maubanc. She married Warine de Vernon.
55 There is another copy of this deed, and which gives the witnesses at Folio 29.
56 This is a very interesting deed, owing to its early date, A.D. 1136, and the fact that Vitalis was the Domesday tenant of Hilderston under Robert de Stafford.
57 Probably Alexander son of Enisan de Walton, and a priest.
58 This is the earliest Robert fitz Pagan of Aston and Stoke and Burston. The Domesday tenant was Cadio.
59 Perhaps Orm the Thane of Derlaston.
60 Ulviet was tenant at Maer and Norton-on-the-Moors, A.D. 1086, and the ancestor I think of the family subsequently called de Mere.
61 Helias de Coppenhale was dead A.D. 1166, at the date of the "Liber Niger." See p. 182, Vol. I., "Staff. Coll."
62 Geoffrey de Copenhala was the tenant of Robert de Stafford at Coppenhall and the Hide, A.D. 1166. See p. 181, Vol. I., "Staff. Coll."
William Wymer of Stafford, or William fitz Wimarc, was the Fermor of the King's fish-pools at Stafford, and of the mills of the Stafford Barony in the same town. (See pp. 32, 38, and 75, Vol. II.)
63 Hervey de Stretton was the tenant of Robert de Stafford at Stretton and Dunston, A.D. 1166. (See Notes on the "Liber Niger," Vol. I., "Staff. Coll.")
64 John Bagot was tenant at Blymhill and Brinton, A.D. 1166. ("Liber Niger.")
65 Butterhills, between Aston and Burston in Stone.
66 Robert succeeded his father Geoffrey at the Hide and Coppenhall, and sold the Hide to William Bagot the brother of Hervey Bagot. (See pp. 20 and 60, Vol. IV., "Staff. Coll.")
67 Eudo or Ivo de Mere was living A.D. 1198. (See pp. 60 and 166, Vol. III., "Staff. Coll.") He was tenant at Maer under the Stafford Barony.
68 William Bagod having purchased the fee of Copenhall and the Hide from Robert son of Geoffrey de Coppenhale, here acquires from the Prior the land alienated of the fee by Helias de Coppenhale. (See three deeds further back.)
69 Felicia was widow of Ralph de Knighton. (See p. 20, Vol. IV., "Staff. Coll.") She was probably daughter of Geoffrey de Coppenhale, and we have here another instance of a widow reassuming her maiden name.
70 Thomas de Venables married Joan, daughter and heir of the last Robert de Walton. Joan after the death of Thomas married for a second husband Roger de Pyvelesdon (Puleston), son of Jordan de Pyvelesdon. It is owing to this marriage that Roger is named in "Kirkby's Quest," temp. E. I., as joint lord of Walton; but Joan's issue by Thomas Venables eventually succeeded to the manor. (Staffordshire Assize Roll, 21 E. I., and fine levied the same year.)
71 Geoffrey de Walton married Petronilla, daughter and co-heir of the last Robert fitz Pagan of Aston, Stoke, and Burston. (Plea Rolls, Vol. IV., and Final Concords.)
72 Robert Mareschall married Agnes, daughter and co-heir of the last Robert fitz Pagan of Aston and Stoke. (Plea Rolls, and Final Concords, Vol. IV.)
73 The verdict appears no doubt as a postscript on this roll, as is frequently the case.
74 Fradswell appears only in Domesday as a manor of the Bishop, but this deed shows a part of it was held of Robert de Stafford, and had been given to the Priory.
75 There were two manors in Meaford in Stone, and the name occurs under two fees in Domesday, those, viz., of the Abbot of Burton and Earl Roger. Robert de Whiston was the tenant of the Abbot of Burton, and without doubt the descendant of Navven the Domesday tenant of Whiston and Meaford; for Navven holds Meaford of the Abbot of Burton A.D. 1086, and holds likewise Whiston of the same fee at the same date. The family calling themselves de Whiston can be traced up to the reign of Henry I., and held by the same tenure as Nawen of the Abbots of Burton. ("Burton Chartulary," and deeds in Huntbach MS.)
76 This deed never took effect, for the Audleys put in a claim to these manors, and Henry de Audley eventually established his right to Horton by a fine levied 12 Hen. III. (P. 226, Vol. IV., "Staff. Coll.")