Charters of donors
Property in Westminster (nos. 400-51)

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Property in Westminster (nos. 400–51)

400. Notification by Abbot G[uerin] and the convent of St Victor, Paris, that they have entered into confraternity with the prior and chapter of Westminster, and will commemorate their deceased brethren annually, on 1 May. [Paris, 1173 × 1175 (or 1190 × 1191]

Dominis et amicis in Christo dilectissimis . . . priori et capitulo Westmonasterii, G[uerinus] cenobii Sancti Victoris Paris' dictus abbas totusque conventus unitatem spiritus in vinculo pacis. Sanctorum docemur serie scripturarum ac sincere caritatis debito provocamur ut studeamus alter alterius onera portare et orare proinvicem ut salvemur. Nos autem licet in hac parte cunctis Christi fidelibus simus communiter debitores vobis tamen specialem intendimus fraterne societatis unitatem perpetuo deinceps conservare ut et vos in Christi visceribus carius amplectamur, et pro salute vestra Domino nostre devotionis et orationis sacrificium immolemus. Ad petitionem igitur G[uerini] venerabilis abbatis et patris nostri spiritualis a nobis unanimiter in capitulo statutum est, ut annis singulis vestrorum commemorationem fratrum defunctorum Kal. Maij celebriter recolamus vespertinis ix lectionum vigiliis et missa matutinali sollempniter celebrata. Proinde rogamus attentius dilectionem vestram ut intuitu divine pietatis nobis quoque vestris orationibus caritatis vicem rependere studeatis.

MS: F, ff. 262v–263. Rubric: Confederatio Sancti Victoris Paris' et Westmonasterii. Clxj.

Date: Apparently issued during a vacancy at Westminster. Stylistically, it appears to date from late 12C. The vacancy therefore either that between d. of Laurence, 10/11 April 1173 and election of Walter, post 8 July 1175, or that between d. of Walter, 27 Sept. 1190, and election of William Postard, 9 Oct. 1191 (Heads, 77). It is unlikely that Westminster would have entered into confraternity with St Victor post 1204.

Note: The obituary list of St Victor includes members of the Order of Sempringham, and some individual clerics in England, but makes no mention of the convent of Westminster, nor of any of the abbey's personnel, either under 1 May or any other day of the year (Obituaires de la Province de Sens, tome I (Dioceses de Sens et de Paris), ed. A. Molinier (Recueil des Historiens de la France, Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Paris, 1902), (i), 531–608; cf. Repertoire des Documents Necrologiques Français, ed. P. Marot avec J.-L. Le Maitre (Recueil des Historiens de la France, Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres I, Paris, 1980, 591–4). Abbot Laurence of Westminster has been suggested as the author of a report of lectures given by Hugh of St Victor, while the title magister, ascribed to him by St Bernard, implies that he taught in the schools (F. E. Croydon, 'Abbot Laurence of Westminster and Hugh of St Victor', Medieval and Renaissance Studies II, ed. R. Hunt and R. Klibansky (1950), 169–71; cf. Flete, 91). Laurence, when abbot of Westminster, wrote to his kinsman, Abbot Ervisius (? Hervey) of St Victor, commending to him a certain John, a kinsman of the prior of Westminster, who wanted to study in the schools (PL 196, col. 1385, no. VII). A similar letter, written c. 1166, commended Laurence's own nephew, another John (Croydon, 'Abbot Laurence', 170). The unsatisfactory Ervisius was reputedly English (Fourrier Bonnard, Histoire de . . . St Victor de Paris (Paris, 1904–8), 1,227; PL 196, col. xiv), and numerous English exiles were at his abbey during the Becket dispute (PL 196, col. xv). The confraternity agreement was prob. made during the vacancy following Laurence's d., and perhaps negotiated by one or other of his protégés commended to the abbey of St Victor.

401. Notification by Walter [of Coutances], abp. of Rouen, of his grant of an indulgence of twenty days, with participation in the prayers and spiritual benefits of the church of Rouen, to all those who visit the abbey at Christmas, Easter, Ascension and Pentecost; at the Feast of the Holy Relics, on all feasts of St Peter and of all the Apostles, and on the two feasts of Blessed Edward, king and confessor. [Nov. 1184 × 16 Nov. 1207 (? Oct. 1191 × ante 25 Dec. 1193)]

Walterus, Dei gratia Rothomagensis archiepiscopus, universis Sancte Ecclesie fidelibus salutem. Condignum est, et Deo amabile, sicut novit vestra discretio, ut illis qui sanctam ecclesiam fideli devotione venerantur, et bonis sibi a Deo prestitis eam sustentant, spiritualia remedia benigne conferamus. Noverit ergo, universitas vestra, nos, pro Dei et Beate Marie matris eius, et Beati Petri apostolorum principis veneratione, omnibus fidelibus qui ecclesiam Beati Petri de Westmonasterio in Natali Domini, et in Pascha, et in Domini Ascensione, et in Pentecostem, et in festivitate sanctarum reliquiarum (fn. 1) que in illa ecclesia gloriose continentur, et in omnibus festivitatibus Beate Marie, et in omnibus festivitatibus Beati Petri et omnium apostolorum, et in duabus festivitatibus Beati Edwardi, regis et confessoris, votive adierint et elemosinis suis illam ecclesiam honoraverint, de penitentiis eis injunctis suffragiis Jhesu Christi et Beati Petri confisi viginti dies relaxamus, et orationum et beneficorum Rothomagensis ecclesie eos participes esse concedimus amodo. Valete.

MS: WAD, f. 390v. Rubric: Indulgencia W. Rothomagensis archiepiscopi de xx diebus injuncte penitentie concessis venerantibus et benefactoribus ecclesie Westmonasterii in festis suprascriptis.

Date: Walter's term of office (Gams, 640) but papal confirmation of his elevation was received at Rouen only on 3 March 1185, and he was still styled bp. Lincoln at Christmas 1184 (Fasti III, 2). The indulgence was prob. requested while he was justiciar, early Oct. 1191 × 25 Dec. 1193 (West, Justiciarship, 75–78; HBC, 71).

Note: Walter, a Cornishman, was successively archdeacon of Oxford and bp. of Lincoln before his elevation to Rouen (Fasti III, 2).

402. Agreement in the form of a cirograph, between Nicholas son of Geoffrey and Robert of Croxley, by which Nicholas granted to Robert, his heirs or assigns, his office of summoner in the abbey, with a monastic corrody and all appurtenances, besides the land pertaining to that office, for twelve years, in return for £2. 10s. [c. 24 June 1209]

Hec est conventio facta inter Nicolaum filium Gaufridi et Robertum de Crokesleia, scilicet: quod idem Nicolaus dimisit et concessit predicto Roberto et heredibus suis, vel cui idem Robertus assignare voluerit, totum ministerium suum quod habuit in Abbacia Westmonasterii, scilicet ministerium summonitionis, cum corredio monacali et cum omnibus pertinentiis, preter terram que pertinet ad predictum ministerium summonitionis, usque ad terminum duodecim annorum pro quinquaginta solidis quos idem Robertus dedit predicto Nicolao pre manibus. Et idem Nicolaus et heredes sui warantizabunt predicto Roberto et heredibus suis, vel cui assignare voluerit, predictum ministerium cum pertinentiis, (fn. 2) contra omnes gentes usque ad predictum terminum; ita tamen quod predictus Robertus et heredes sui, vel ille cui idem Robertus predictum ministerium assignaverit, facient ea que ad predictum ministerium pertinent infra predictum terminum; ita quod idem Nicolaus vel heredes sui non sint perdentes de predicto ministerio. In fine vero predictorum duodecim annorum predictum ministerium cum pertinentiis revertetur ad ipsum Nicolaum et ad heredes suos quietum de ipso Roberto et heredibus suis inperpetuum sine omni calumnia. Huius vero convencionis terminus incepit ad Festum Sancti Johannis Baptiste proximum post electionem Hugonis de Well', Lincolniensis electi, anno regni Regis Johannis undecimo et anno nono benedictionis Radulfi abbatis Westmonasterii. Hanc autem convencionem fideliter tenendam utraque affidavit et sigillum suum apposuit. Hiis testibus: Ricardo de Dol; Odone aurifabro; Henrico Sumer; Gaufrido camerario; Ada de West monasterio; Stephano de Berking'; Waltero Marescallo; Eustacio pictore; Berth' hostiario; Nicolao de celario; Thoma vinitore, et multis aliis.

MS: WAM 5788. 14.5 × 15 cm; t.u. 2.5 cm; top intended CYROGRAPHUM. Seal: Green; 3 cm diameter; obverse: eagle facing right; legend: SIGILL NICOL FIL GALFRID +. Endorsed: Hec conventio facta inter Nicholaum filium Galfridi et Robertum de Crokesl' de ministerio [summonitore . . .] in Abbatia Westmonasterii (14C).

403. Confirmation by Nicholas son of Geoffrey to Robert of Croxley for his homage and service, of his whole office of summoner in the abbey, with a monastic corrody and all other appurtenances, to be held by Robert and his heirs of Nicholas and his heirs in perpetuity, by service of 4d. annually. Gersum of £5. [Temp. John; post 24 June 1209]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Nicolaus filius Gaufridi dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Roberto de Crokesle pro homagio et servicio suo totum ministerium meum quod habui in Abbacia Westmonasterii, scilicet ministerium summonicionis cum corredio monacali et cum omnibus aliis pertinenciis sine aliquo retenemento; habendum et tenendum de me et heredibus meis ipsi Roberto et heredibus suis bene et in pace, libere et quiete, integre et plenarie inperpetuum, per liberum servicium quatuor denariorum per annum pro omni servicio, reddendum ad duos terminos anni, scilicet: ad Pascham duos denarios, et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis duos denarios. Et ego Nicolaus et heredes mei warantizabimus predicto Roberto et heredibus suis totum predictum ministerium cum omnibus pertinenciis contra omnes homines et feminas per predictum servicium. Et pro hac donatione et concessione et warantizatione et carte mee confirmatione predictus Robertus dedit mihi in gersumam centum solidos esterlingorum. Et ut hec mea donatio et concessio rata sit et stabilis permaneat, eam sigilli mei appositione roboravi. Hiis testibus: Ricardo de Dol; Odone aurifabro; Ricardo Testard: Adam de Westmonasterio; Galfrido camerario; Stephano de Berkinge; Roberto de Rokingeham; Henrico Sumer; Johanne de Abendona; Ricardo filio Edmundi; Gaufrido de Claigate; Roberto de Claigate, et multis aliis.

MS: WAM 5789. 20 × 9.8 cm; t. u. 1.7 cm. Seal: on tag; green; 3.3 × 3.8 cm; eagle, facing right; legend: + SIGILL' NICOL' FIL' GAUFRIDI. Endorsed: Carta Nicholai filij Gaufridi de toto ministerio suo quod habuit in Abbatia Westmonasterii, scilicet ministerium summonicionis cum corrodio monacali et omnimodis alijs pertinenciis, Roberto de Crokesle concesso (14C).

404. Notification by Leofwine Kepe that, for his soul and those of his parents and ancestors, he has granted to St Peter and the convent all his lands and rents in the vill of Westminster, and has placed his sealed charter on the High Altar. 29 June [Temp. H II]

Notum sit tam presentibus quam futuris quod ego Leffewine Kepe, pro salute anime mee et patris et matris mee et antecessorum meorum, concessi et dedi Deo et Beato Petro et conventui Westmonasterii omnes terras meas et omnes redditus meos quos habui in villa Westmonasterii, et presentem cartam sigillo meo proprio sigillatam in die apostolorum Petri et Pauli super magnum altare eiusdem ecclesie optuli. Hiis testibus: Ricardo, filio et herede meo hoc annuente et presente; Radulfo, fratre Abbatis Laurencii; Simone de Denham, clerico abbatis; Alano de Seperton; Hugone le Bel; Roberto Testard; Willelmo filio Ordrici; Henrico Colepouch'; Willelmo de Benflet; Roberto de Bemflet; Radulfo de Molesham; Willelmo, capellano de Sancto Martino; Alexandro, Salomono, filiis (fn. 3) suis; Willelmo pictore; Simone et Burchardo filiis suis; Aschetillo de Sartrin; Willelmo filio eius; Johanne nepote Rogeri camerarii; Radulfo pistore; Willelmo de Scardeburth; Edmundo de Eya; Radulfo de Eya; Johanne filio eius, et multis aliis. Hanc cartam scripsit Vivianus clericus.

MS: WAD, f. 443r–v. Rubric: Carta Leffwine Kepe de omnibus terris cum redditibus quas habuitin villa Westmonasterii.

Date: Attestation of Ralph, brother of Abbot Laurence. Simon and Burchard the painters were active 1182 × 1186 (Beauchamp Cartulary, no. 183).

405. Notification by Baldwin son of Baldwin of his confirmation to Geoffrey the chaplain of Tothill, of half a messuage in Westminster, to hold by service of 1s. 6d. annually, due to Baldwin, and by the free service of finding one man for the abbot of Westminster, for mowing or reaping, one day a year in that vill, for the abbot's food. Gersum of 2s. [Late 12C]

Universis ad quos presens carta pervenerit, Baldwinus filius Baldwini, salutem. Noveritis me dedisse et hac mea carta confirmasse Galfrido capellano de Tothill' dimidium masagium in Westmonasterio cum pertinentiis suis, habendum et tenendum de me et heredibus meis libere et quiete et integre, per servitium xviijto denariorum per annum, scilicet: ix denariorum ad Festum Sancti Michaelis, et ix denariorum ad Pascha, pro omni servitio quod ad me vel heredes meos pertineat, et per liberum servitium inveniendi quendam hominem abbati Westmonasterii ad fenum suum levandum, vel blada sua colligendum, uno die per annum in eadem villa ad cibum ipsius abbatis, pro omni servitio. Hanc autem donationem et concessionem et carte huius confirmationem feci ego Baldwinus ipsi Galfrido et heredibus suis vel cuicumque idem Galfridus illud dimidium masagium cum pertinentiis suis dare voluerit. Et ego et heredes mei warantizabimus illis omnibus prenominatis prefatum dimidium masagium cum pertinentiis suis contra omnes. Et inde dedit mihi idem Galfridus duos solidos in gersuma. Testibus: Johanne sacerdote, filio Moysi; Johanne, capellano de Curia Regis; Rogero capellano; Edwardo preposito; Willelmo hostiario; Willelmo filio Ordrici; Galfridio filio Fredesenti; Warino Hareng'; Elia Hodin; Willelmo Chanterel; Ricardo pictore; Ricardo de Berking', et multis aliis.

MS: BL Harleian Charter 50 A 10. 28 × 14 cm. Endorsed: Westmonasterii (modern). Seal: green; 4 cm diameter; lion passant; legend: SIGILL BALDEWINI FIL BALDE. Counterseal: very worn, with indistinct figure; legend: [GRAT]IA DEI VIVO CUM ALIIS.

Pd: Facsimiles of Charters in the British Museum, ed. Warner and Ellis, no. 73, and plate XLVII.

Date: Attestations of Edward the reeve, who was in office in 1190 (PR 1 Ric. I. 227) but was d. in 1202–3 (Fines London and Mddx, 7) and prob. in 1198 (Fines 10 Ric. I, 90); of William Fitz Ordric, who warranted land in Westminster in 1197–8 (Fines London and Mddx, 2); and of William the usher (alias William of Hurley), who was d. by Jan. 1203 and prob. before May 1200 (Beauchamp Cartulary, nos. 190–193).

406. Notification by Edward, reeve of Westminster, that he has confirmed to Ralf Clerk and his heirs that messuage which Sawal the clerk bought from Brungar the champion and later demised to Ralph Hurel, from whom Edward bought it. The messuage lies between the land of William Fiz and that of Ralph of Seven Fountains, which Albin the clerk holds of him, and is to be held of Edward and his heirs in perpetual inheritance, at an annual rent of 3s. 4d. Ralph Clerk, so called not from his office, but as his cognomen, gave a gersum of 3s. [Late 12C, ante 1197]

Sciant tam presentes quam futuri quicumque hanc cartam viderint vel audierint, quod ego Aedwardus [prepositus Westmonasterii concessi et hac pre]senti carta mea confirmavi Radulfo Clerico et heredibus suis masagium illud quod olim Sawal[us clericus emerat de Brungaro Athleta], quod etiam ille Sawalus clericus postea dimisit Radulfo Hurel, de quo ego illud masagium emi, quod iacet [inter terram Willelmi Fiz' et terram Radulfi de] Septem Fontibus, quam Albinus clericus tenet de eo, tenendum de me et de heredibus meis perpetua heredita[te; reddendo inde annu]atim pro omni servitio xl denarios ad quatuor statutos terminos anni, scilicet: ad Natale Domini x denarios; et ad Pascha x denarios; [et ad Nativitatem Sancti] Johannis Baptiste x denarios; et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis x denarios. Pro hac autem concessione et huius carte mee confirmatione, predictus Radulphus Clericus, non officio ita vocatus sed cognomine, dedit michi ad gersummam iij solidos. His testibus: Rogero capellano; Albino clerico; Gocelino fabro; Alano et Johanne, filiis meis; Randulfo Fiz', coco, et Ricardo filio eius; Willelmo filio [Asketini]; Wimundo pistore; Hugone filio Richeri de Fonte, et Galfrido de Cruce, fratre eius; Willelmo Chanterel, Willelmo Albo [presbitero, qui hanc cartam] scripsit, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17314 (damaged). 24 × 10 cm; t. u. 2.7 cm. Fold with slit, tag and seal missing. Endorsed: (a) Capella (13C). (b) Carta Edwardi prepositi de uno mesuagio dato Radulfo Clerico (12C). (c) Westmonasterii capella lxxxiij (14C). (2) WAD, f. 555, from which the gaps in the original are filled.

Date: Edward styled himself as 'formerly reeve' in 1197 (446; Richardson, 'William of Ely', 84–85). He was in office in 1190 (PR 2 Ric. I, 157).

Note: Brungar the champion was perhaps a professional duellist, employed in judicial duels (cf. The Treatise on the laws and customs of the realm of England commonly called Glanvill ed. G. D. G. Hall (1965), 23–5, 28).

407. Confirmation, in pure alms, by John son of Edward, for his soul and those of all his ancestors, to the Lady Altar and the convent, to provide lights for this altar, of the whole land which Ralf Clerk held of his father Edward in the vill of Westminster, lying between the land formerly belonging to William Fiz and the land of Ralph of Seven Fountains, which Albin the clerk held of Ralph, to hold in perpetuity for 1s. annually. Moreover, he granted, to provide lights for that altar, an annual rent of 1s. which Roger Fot rendered for land adjacent to Tothill, with the whole service of land. [Temp. John]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Johannes filius Edwardi, pro salute anime mee et omnium antecessorum meorum, in perpetuam elemosinam dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Deo et altari Beate Virginis Marie Westmonasterii et eiusdem loci conventui, ad luminaria prefati altaris administranda, totam terram quam Radulfus clericus tenuit de Edwardo patre meo in villa Westmonasterii, quam jacet inter terram que fuit Willelmi Fiz et terram Radulfi de Septem Fontibus, quam Albinus clericus tenuit de ipso Radulfo. Habendam et tenendam de me et heredibus meis bene et in pace, libere et quiete, inperpetuum per liberum servicium duorum denariorum per annum pro omni servicio reddendorum, scilicet: unum denarium ad Pascham, et j denarium ad Festum Sancti Michaelis. Preterea concessi ad luminaria eiusdem altaris administranda xij denarios redditus singulis annis inperpetuum, quos Rogerius Fot michi reddere consuevit de quadam terra iuxta Tothul, et totum servicium terre illius liberum et quietum inperpetuum de me et heredibus meis. Hanc autem donationem et (concessionem)c elemosinam ego Johannes et heredes mei warantizabimus predicto conventui versus omnes homines et feminas per predictum servicium. Hiis testibus: Odone aurifabro; Rogero Enganet; Henrico Sumer; Lodovico clerico; Ricardo Testard; Ada de Westmonasterio; Nicholao filio Galfridi; Stephano de Berking'; Galfrido de Cruce; Wimundo pistore; Ada, Johanne, Galfrido, Radulfo, servientibus ecclesie; Laurentio Muschat, et multis aliis.

MS: WAD, f. 557.

Rubric: Carta Johannis filii Edwardi de terra quam Radulfus clericus tenuit de Edwardo patre predicti Johannis in Westmonasterio.

Date: John had succeeded his father before 30 Oct. 1197, when he quitclaimed to Ralph of Seven Fountains an acre of land in Westminster adjacent to St James's Hospital (Fines 9 Ric. I, 55, no. 79; cal: Fines London and Mddx, I, 2, no. 10). Attestations of Roger Enganet, Henry Sumer and Richard Testard, one or more of whom was prob. currently reeve (cf. Rosser, 'Medieval Westminster', 360).

408. Confirmation by John son of Edward of Westminster to Prior Robert of Moulsham, of 8s. quit-rent in the vill of Westminster, to put to whatever use he wishes, comprising 1s. in Aldwych which Paulinus of Aldwych rendered for half an acre in the Fields; 4s. which Henry son of Humphrey of Aldwych rendered for five acres; and 3s. which William of the Garden rendered for two acres. The prior gave John a gersum of five marks (£3. 6s. 8d.). [Temp. John]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Johannes filius Edwardi de Westmonasterio dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Roberto de Mulesham, priori de Westmonasterio, octo solidatas quieti redditus in villa Westmonasterii in quibuscumque usibus assignare vel dare voluerit, scilicet: in Aldewich duodecim denarios quos Paulinus de Aldewich solebat michi reddere de dimidia acra terre in Campis, ad Pascham et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis; et quatuor solidos quos Henricus filius Humfridi de Aldewich solebat michi reddere de quinque acris terre ad eosdem terminos; et tres solidos quos Willelmus de Gardino solebat michi reddere de duabus acris terre ad quatuor principales anni terminos, scilicet singulis terminis ix denarios. Habendas et percipiendas eisdem terminis per manus predictorum Paulini et Henrici et Willelmi, vel heredum suorum vel aliorum quicumque predictas terras tenuerint, eidem Roberto vel ipsi (fn. 5) cuicumque vel quibuscumque usibus assignare vel dare voluerit. Ego vero Johannes et heredes mei warantizabimus predictum redditum predicto Roberto vel illi qui loco suo assignaverit. Pro hac autem donatione et concessione et carte mee confirmatione dedit mihi predictus Robertus quinque marcas argenti. Et ut hec mea donatio et concessio et carte mee confirmatio rata sit et stabilis permaneat, eam sigilli mei appositione corroboravi. Hiis testibus: Odone aurifabro de Westmonasterio; Ricardo Testard; Henrico Sumer; Ricardo filio Edmundi; Gaufrido de Cruce; Stephano de Berking'; Roberto de Crokesl'; Thoma vinitore; Willelmo de la Barre, Edrico de Gardino; Nicholao de celario; Gervasio de Coquina; Laurentio Muschat; Adam de Ecclesia, et multis aliis.

MS: WAD, f. 557v. Rubric: Carta eiusdem Johannis de viij solidis redditus in villa Westmonasterii.

Date: Attestations of Richard Testard and Henry Sumer. One, or both, prob. still reeve (cf. Rosser, 'Medieval Westminster', 360).

409. Confirmation by John son of Edward to Adam the chamberlain, his heirs or assigns, of a messuage which he held of John's father Edward, next to that of Mr William of Hanslope towards the east, to hold at a rent of 4s. 2d. annually. Gersum of 10s. [c. 1197 × 1200]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Johannes filius Edwardi concessi et hac carta mea confirmavi unum mesagium cum pertinentiis, quod est proximum mesagio Magistri Willelmi de Hamsslepe versus orientem, Ade camberario et heredibus suis vel cui ipse assignare voluerit, quod ipse Adam tenuit de patre meo Edwardo; tenendum de me et heredibus meis libere et quiete; reddendo inde pro omni servitio quatuor solidos per annum et duos denarios ad duos terminos, scilicet: ad Annunciationem Beate Marie duos solidos et unum denarium; et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis duos solidos et unum denarium. Hoc predictum mesagium predicto Ade et suis heredibus ego et heredes mei warantizabimus. Pro hac concessione et carte mee confirmatione, dedit michi predictus Adam decem solidos. Et ego ei affidavi hanc conventionem fideliter observandam. Hiis testibus: Willelmo de Ely; Roberto Mauduyt; Magistro Jocelino; Andrea de Scaccario; Magistro Willelmo de Hameslep; Johanne de Wicha; Albino clerico; Theobaldo senescallo; Arnaldo de Herlaue; Galfrido Picot; Henrico Sumer; Ricardo portario; Stephano de Berking'; Martino de Halbendon', et multis aliis.

MS: WAD, f. 556. Rubric: Carta Johannis filii Edwardi de uno mesuagio in Westmonasterio.

Date: John succeeded his father some time before 30 Oct. 1197 (Fines 9 Ric. I, 55, no. 79; cal. Fines London and Mddx, I, no. 10). The attestation of Theobald of Feering, as seneschal, indicates a date within the abbacy of William Postard. The absence of the official titles of William of Ely and Robert Mauduit is not significant, since this text is not the original.

410. Confirmation by Richard son of Ranulf to the Lady Altar of Westminster of 4d. rent, which John son of Edward the reeve rendered him for two acres, with all liberties, free customs, reliefs or escheats due to Richard or his heirs. [Early 13C]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Ricardus filius Ranulfi dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi, pro salute anime mee et omnium antecessorum meorum, altari Beate Marie Westmonasterii quatuor denarios redditus quos Johannes filius Edwardi prepositi mihi solebat reddere annuatim ad Natale Domini de duabus acris terre quas ipse Johannes tenuit de me cum omnibus libertatibus et liberis consuetudinibus et releviis, et eschaetis, et cum omnibus pertinenciis mihi vel heredibus meis pertinentibus. Et ut hec mea donatio et concessio rata sit et stabilis et inperpetuum permaneat, presentem cartam meam fieri feci, et sigillo meo communivi. Hiis testibus: Odone aurifabro, tunc preposito; Galfrido de Cruce; Ricardo filio Edmundi; Willelmo Dod; Roberto de Crokesl'; Stephano de Berking'; Laurentio Muscat; Ivone filio Ricardi de Medmeham; Martino fratre suo; Gervasio Bachel'; Ricardo de celario; Gervasio Tatin, et multis aliis.

MS: WAD, f. 557. Rubric: Carta Ricardi filii Ranulphi de iiij denariis redditus pro duabus acris terre.

411. Quitclaim by Simon of the Gaol to the Blessed Virgin and the church of St Peter of Westminster of his whole land in the vill of Westminster, lying between the land of Randulf Siket and that of Reginald carpenter, to provide lights for the Lady Altar. The proctor of this altar is to render 1s. annually to the custodian of the anniversary of Edward, formerly reeve of Westminster. In return for this quitclaim and charter, Simon received 5 marks (£3. 6s. 8d.) from Robert of Moulsham, precentor and proctor of the altar. [Oct. 1197 × c. 1200]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Simon de Gaiola dedi et concessi et quieteclamavi Deo et Beate Marie et ecclesie Beati Petri Westmonasterii totam terram quam habui in villa Westmonasterii, que terra est inter terram Randulfi Siket et terram Reginaldi carpentarii: in longitudine et latitudine cum domibus et edificiis et omnibus pertinentiis, ad luminaria invenienda altari Beate Dei Genitricis Marie in eadem ecclesia. Quam scilicet terram omnino quietam clamavi de me et heredibus meis sine omni retinemento mei vel heredum meorum. Reddendo inde annuatim per manus procuratoris eiusdem altaris, qui pro tempore fuerit, duodecim denarios ad quatuor terminos anni ei qui pro tempore procuraverit anniversarium Edwardi, quondam prepositi Westmonasterii, scilicet: ad Natale Domini tres denarios; et ad Pascham tres denarios; et ad Festum Sancti Johannis Baptiste tres denarios; et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis tres denarios. Pro hac autem donatione et concessione et quietaclamatione et carte mee confirmatione recepi quinque marcas argenti per manus Roberti de Mulesham, tunc precentoris eiusdem ecclesie, et pretaxati altaris procuratoris. Et ut hec mea donatio et quietaclamatio rata sit et stabilis permaneat, eam sigilli mei appositione corroboravi. Hiis testibus: Ricardo de Dol, tunc senescallo Westmonasterii; Odone aurifabro Westmonasterii; Ricardo Testard; Adam de Westmonasterio; Johanne de Abbendon'; Gaufrido de Cruce; Stephano de Berking'; Ricardo filio Edmundi; Johanne pincerna; Nicolao de celario; Willelmo Stuttel; Laurentio Muschat; Gaufrido Fabro, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17323. 17.7 × 14.5 cm; t.u. 2.2 cm. Seal: on tag; green; surviving fragment 3.8 × 2.8 cm; fleur de lys; legend: + SI[ ]C Endorsements: (a) Simon de Gayola dat et quieteclamat capelle totam terram suam ad luminaria sustentanda quam habuit in villa Westmonasterii (13C). (b) Westmonasterii capella lxxv (14C). (2) WAD, f. 552.

Date: Edward the reeve succeeded by son 30 Oct. 1197 (Fines, 9 Ric. I, 55, no. 79); Robert of Moulsham as precentor; Richard de Dol as seneschal.

412. Grant by Adam of Westminster, with the assent of Matilda his wife, and for the soul of her mother Scolastica, of 1s. rent in Westminster, to provide lights for the Lady Altar. [Temp. John]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Adam de Westmonasterio, assensu et voluntate Matildis uxoris mee, dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta confirmavi, in puram et perpetuam elemosinam pro anima Scolastice matris predicte Matildis et animabus nostris et parentum nostrorum, Deo et altari Beate Dei Genitricis Marie in ecclesia Westmonasterii ad luminaria invenienda duodecim denariatas redditus in villa Westmonasterii quas Ricardus Testard solebat mihi reddere de terra que fuit quondam Roberti de Baignorio in eadem villa cuius homagium inde recepi. Habendas et tenendas eidem altari inperpetuum, et percipiendas per manus eiusdem Ricardi, vel illius quicumque illam terram tenuerit, ad eosdem terminos quibus ego Adam percipere solebam, videlicet: ad Pascha et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis. Et quia predictus redditus annuus predicte Matildi uxori mee fuit hereditarius, sub utroque nomine hanc cartam predicto altari ego Adam sigillo meo confirmare feci et corroborare. Hiis testibus: Ricardo de Dol, tunc senescallo Westmonasterii; Odone aurifabro Westmonasterii; Ludovico clerico; Ricardo Testard; Ricardo filio Edmundi militis; Roberto de Crokesle; Stephano de Berkinges; Gerardo coco; Nicholao de celario; Ivone filio Ricardi; Gaufrido, Adam, Willelmo, Johanne, servientibus eiusdem ecclesie; Laurentio Muschet; Willelmo Noel; Ricardo de celario; Gervasio Tatin, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17437 (formerly 17687). 17 × 8.9 cm; t.u. 1.7 cm. Three slits: (a) Tag with seal, green; broken; 4.5 × 3.1 cm; fleur de lys; legend: SIGILL' MATILD' FIL ROBERTI . . . (b) Tag and seal missing. (c) Tag only. Endorsed: (a) Adam de Westmonasterio et Matildis dant capelle ad luminaria sustentanda xij denariatas annui redditus in Westmonasterio. (b) Westmonasterii capella lvij. (2) WAD, f. 548.

413. Confirmation by William Little to Alexander son of Henry, and Edith daughter of Geoffrey de Barra, and their sons, of the whole plot of land in the vill of Westminster which Osmund son of Roger Ursel gave him and confirmed by charter, to hold in inheritance of William and his heirs, at an annual rent of 1s. Alexander and Edith may designate as their heirs whichever of their sons they please, to hold this land in inheritance. Gersum of three and a half marks (£2. 6s. 8d.). Halimote, Westminster [c. 1200 × 1210]

Sciant tam presentes quam futuri (fn. 6) quod ego Willelmus Parvus dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Alexandro filio Henrici et Edithe filie Galfridi de Barra et eorum pueris totam illam partem terre quam Osmundus filius Rogeri Ursel michi dedit, et carta sua confirmavit, in villa Westmonasterii: habendam et tenendam hereditarie sibi et heredibus suis, de me et heredibus meis, libere pacifice et quiete per servicium duodecim denariorum annuatim, reddendorum ad quatuor terminos anni pro omni servicio et omni exactione, scilicet: ad Festum Sancti Michaelis tres denarios; ad Natale Domini tres denarios; ad Pascha tres denarios; ad Festum Sancti Johannis Baptiste tres denarios. Ego autem Willelmus et heredes mei warantizabimus predicto Alexandro et predicte Edithe et eorum pueris predictam partem terre, cum omnibus pertinenciis et liberis consuetudinibus eidem parte terre pertinentibus, per predictum servicium contra omnes gentes. Et sciendum quod predictus Alexander et Editha possunt facere heredes suos de quibuscumque puerorum suorum voluerint ad tenendum istam partem terre hereditarie, sicut predictum est. Et pro hac donatione et concessione et presentis carte mee confirmatione, dedit michi predictus Alexander tres marcas argenti et dimidiam in gersummam. Hiis testibus: Willelmo de Herlauia, domino meo; Roberto de Rokingham; Mauricio de Herlauia; Odone aurifabro, tunc preposito; Ricardo filio Eadmundi; Henrico Sumer; Alexandro de Heya; (fn. 7) Johanne de Aqua; Ricardo Alto; Willelmo filio Andree; Johanne fusore; Gaufrido de Cruce; Ada, nepote episcopi; Stephano de Berking; Magistro Gaufrido Pirone, et toto halimoto cum multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17321. 15.2 × 21.5 cm; t.u. 2.3 cm. Seal: 4.5 × 4.0 cm; eagle, facing right; legend: + SIGILL. WILL. PARVI DE [E]IA. Endorsed: (a) Westmonasterii capella lxv (14C). (b) Willelmus Parvus dat Alexandro filio Henrici et Edithe filie Galfridi quandam partem terre in Westmonasterio. (2) WAD, f. 549v.

Date: Attestations of William of Hurley (Beauchamp Cartulary, no. 191), and Adam 'nephew of the bp.' (ibid., nos. 185–186n); Odo the goldsmith as reeve.

414. Confirmation by Alexander, clerk of the Exchequer, to provide lights for the Lady Altar, of a messuage with a curtilage in Westminster. The custodian of the altar would render him a rent of 1s. annually. [c. 1200 × 1210]

Omnibus ad quos presens scriptum pervenerit, Alexander clericus de Scaccario, salutem. Sciatis me divine caritatis intuitu, et pro salute anime mee et omnium parentum meorum, et pro salute Edithe filie Gaufridi de la Barre, et omnium parentum et puerorum suorum, dedisse et concessisse et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse Deo et altari Beate Marie in ecclesia Westmonasterii ad administrationem luminaris inveniendi, in puram et perpetuam elemosinam unum mesuagium cum curtillagio in villa Westmonasterii: quod masuagium est inter terram meam ex una parte versus aquilonem et terram Reginaldi pistoris ex altera versus austrum, continens in latitudine in capite versus regale chiminum duodecim pedes et dimidium, et predictum curtillagium cum totidem pedibus in latitudine extendens se, in longitudine usque infollatum meum ante capitale masuagium meum. Habendum et tenendum de me et heredibus meis bene et in pace, libere et quiete; reddendo inde michi et heredibus meis ille qui pro tempore fuerit custos predicti altaris annuatim duodecim denarios ad quatuor anni terminos, scilicet: ad Festum Sancti Michaelis tres denarios; et ad Natale Domini tres denarios; et ad Pascham tres denarios; et ad Festum Sancti Johannis Baptiste tres denarios, pro omni servitio ad me vel heredes meos pertinente. Ego vero Alexander et heredes mei warantizabimus predictum masuagium cum predicto curtillagio custodi predicti altaris qui pro tempore fuerit contra omnes homines et feminas per predictum servicium. Ut autem hec mea donatio et concessio et carte mee confirmatio rata sit et stabilis permaneat, eam sigilli mei appositione corroboravi. Hiis testibus: Willelmo de Castellis, Lodovico, clericis de Scaccario; Odone aurifabro, tunc preposito Westmonasterii; Ricardo filio Eadmundi; Adam nepote episcopi; Johanne fusore; Roberto de Claygat'; Stephano de Berking'; Roberto de Crokell'; Gaufrido de Cleygat'; Reginaldo pistore; Thoma vinitore; Willelmo parvo de Eya; Willelmo Noel; Nicolao de celario; Ricardo de celario, Laurentio Muschat, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17416. 16.8 × 18.4 cm; t.u. 3 cm. Seal (on tag): green, 3 × 2 cm; classical head facing to right; legend: + SIGILL' ALEXANDRI CLERICI. Endorsements: (a) Alexander clericus dat capella ad luminaris sustentationem unum mesuagium cum curtilagio in villa Westmonasterii (13C). (b) Westmonasterium lxvj (14C). (c) Capella (14C). (2) WAD, ff. 549v–550.

Date: Attestation of Adam nepos episcopi.

Note: Alexander of Swerford, who became in due course a senior official of the Exchequer, was, early in his career, employed by Abbot Ralph (327). Among his contemporaries there were, however, other Exchequer clerks named Alexander (Richardson, 'William of Ely', 88).

415. Confirmation, in pure and perpetual alms, by Geoffrey de Cruce, at the petition and with the assent of his wife Edith and Geoffrey his son and heir, to the Lady Altar, for the souls of his parents and of all their ancestors, of a rent of 2s. 8d. which Alan of Aldwych rendered them annually from a curtilage. The younger Geoffrey, assenting, placed the charter on the Lady Altar. [Temp. John]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Galfridus de Cruce, peticione, concessione et voluntate Edithe uxoris mee et Galfridi filii et heredis mei, dedi et concessi, et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Deo et altari Beate Marie de Westmonasterio, pro animabus patrum et matrum et omnium antecessorum nostrorum, triginta duorum denariorum redditum, quos Alanus de Aldewiche nobis solebat reddere per annum pro uno curtillagio quod de nobis tenuit; habendum et tenendum bene et in pace, libere et quiete, in puram et perpetuam elemosinam, sine aliquo retenemento nostri vel successorum nostrorum. Et sciendum est quod ego Galfridus et heredes mei predictos triginta duorum denariorum redditus conventui de Westmonasterio warantizabimus contra omnes gentes. Hanc vero elemosinam et donacionem Galfridus filius et heres meus ex parte sua concessit et dedit et presentem cartam super ipsum altare Beate Marie posuit et optulit. Hiis testibus: Rogero Enganet; Albino clerico; Henrico Sumer; Ricardo Testard; Nicholao filio Galfridi; Stephano de Berking'; Johanne filio Edwardi; Wimundo pistore; Petro de Wandena; Johanne filio Willelmi filii Ordrici; Edmundo filio Wimundi; Johanne filio Hugonis de Fonte; Pagano Dobbe, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17081. 21 × 13 cm; t.u. 1.8 cm. Two tags bearing dark green seals. (1) 5 × 2.5 cm; fleur de lys; legend: SIGILL: EDIT: DE: CRUCE. (2) 6 × 4 cm; legend: SIGILLVM GALFRIDI DE CRUCE. Endorsed: (a) Carta Galfridi de Cruce et Edithe uxoris sue (early 13C). (b) de redditu xxxij denariorum dato capelle (13C). (c) Aldewich' capella iij (14C). (2) WAD, f. 557v.

Date: Attestations and the hand.

Note: The petition of the donor's family, and the action of the younger Geoffrey, would suggest that the donor was incapacitated, and perhaps gravely ill.

416. Confirmation by Hugh de Fonte to his daughter Margaret of William son of Herbert, with the whole tenement which he holds of Hugh in Westminster, and an acre of land adjoining that acre which William holds of him, to be held by Margery at an annual rent of 1s. 6d. and half a pound of cumin annually, for all services. [Late 12C]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Hugh de Fonte dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Margarete filie mee Willelmum filium Herberti cum toto tenemento quod de me tenet in Westmonasterio, et unam acram terre que iacet iuxta acram quam predictus Willelmus de me tenet; tenendum de me et heredibus meis illa et heredibus libere et quiete, integre, plenarie. Reddendo mihi et heredibus meis illa et heredes sui xviij denarios et dimidiam libram cimini per annum pro omni servicio, scilicet: ad Natale Domini iiij denarios et obolum; et ad Pascha iiij denarios et obolum et dimidiam libram cimini; et in Festo Sancti Iohannis Baptiste iiij denarios et obolum; et in Festo Sancti Michaelis iiij denarios et obolum. Hiis testibus: Rogero, Salomone, capellanis; Rogero Enganet, tunc preposito; Albino clerico; Henrico Sumer; Ricardo Testard; Nicholao filio Gaufridi; Gaufrido de Cruce; Iohanne filio Eadwyd; Adam nepote episcopi; Petro de Wendene; Iohanne filio Willelmi; Ordrico; Stephano de Berking'; Pagano Dobbe; Ricardo de Cleigate; Roberto fratre eius, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17320. 17.5 × 13 cm; t.u. 3.5 cm. Seal: green; on tag; 4.5 cm diameter (broken); eagle facing right and legend: SIGILL HUGONIS FIL . . . Endorsed: (a) Westmonasterii capella 1 (14C). (b) Carta Hugonis de Fonte dat' Margerie filie sue Willelmum filium Herberti cum quodam tenemento et unam acram terre in Westmonasterio (13C). (2) WAD, f. 546r–v.

Date: The hand, and the attestation of Adam, nephew of the bishop; also that of Roger Enganet as reeve (Rosser, 'Medieval Westminster', 360).

417. Confirmation, for their souls and those of their predecessors, by Simon Hurel and his wife Margaret, to the Lady Altar of the church of St Peter of Westminster, to provide lights, of 2s. rent in pure and perpetual alms, which William son of Herbert and Edric of the Garden hold of them in the vill of Westminster. [Temp. John]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Simon Hurel et Margareta uxor mea et heredes mei dedimus et concessimus et presenti carta nostra confirmavimus Deo et altari Sancte Marie ecclesie Sancti Petri Westmonasterii ad lumen inveniendum, pro salute anime nostre et predecessorum nostrorum, duos solidatos redditus in puram et perpetuam elemosinam, scilicet quos Willelmus filius Hereberti et Edricus de Gardino tenent de nobis in villa Westmonasterii. Et ego predictus Simon et Margareta uxor mea et heredes mei debemus warantizare Deo et altari Sancte Marie illos duos solidatos redditus contra omnes gentes. His testibus: Eudone aurifabro; Ricardo Testard; Henrico Sumer; Petro de Wandena; Gaufrido de Claigate; Walkelino de elemosinaria; Willelmo Noel de Porta; Herwardo scriptore; Adam de monasterio; Gaufrido de monasterio; Elya parmentario; Roberto de Claigata, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17432. 17.2 × 9.2 cm; t.u. 1.8 cm. Seals: green; on tags: (1) 3.3 cm diameter; dog, left forepaw raised; legend: + SIGILL SIMONIS HUREL. (2) 5 × 3 cm; bird soaring; legend: SIGILL MARGARIA FILIE HUGONIS. Endorsed: (a) Carta Symonis Hurel et uxoris sue (early 13C). (b) de duobus solidis redditus datis capelle (13C). (c) Westmonasterii capella lij (14C). (2) WAD, f. 546v.

Date: Attestations of Richard Testard and Henry Sumer (cf. Rosser, 'Medieval Westminster', 360).

418. Confirmation, in pure and perpetual alms, by Margery, daughter of Hugh de Fonte, to the monks of Westminster, to provide lights for the Lady Altar, for her soul and those of her predecessors, of 2s. rent in the vill of Westminster, which William son of Herbert and Edric of the Garden rendered to her former husband, Simon Hurell, and to her, for the tenement in that vill which she had of the gift and confirmation of her father Hugh. The rent is to be paid annually to the proctor of the altar. [Early 13C]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Margeria filia Hugonis de Fonte dedi, concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Deo et monachis Westmonasterii ad invenienda luminaria coram altari Beate Marie in eadem ecclesia duos solidatos redditus in villa Westmonasterii, in puram et perpetuam elemosinam pro salute anime mee et omnium predecessorum meorum: illos videlicet quos Willelmus filius Hereberti et Edricus de Gardino solebant reddere Simoni Hurell', quondam viro meo, et michi, de quodam tenemento in eadem villa, et quos ego Margeria habui ex dono et confirmatione predicti Hugonis patris mei. Habendos et tenendos libere et quiete, integre et plenarie inperpetuum, et percipiendos per ipsum qui pro tempore fuerit prenominati altaris constitutus procurator ad duos terminos anni, videlicet ad Pascha et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis. Ego vero Margeria et heredes mei warantizabimus predictis monachis et procuratori memorati altaris qui pro tempore fuerit predictum redditum duorum solidorum contra omnes homines et feminas. Ut autem hec mea donatio et concessio et carte mee confirmatio rata et stabilis permaneat, earn presenti scripto et sigilli mei appositione corroboravi. Hiis testibus: Odone aurifabro, tunc preposito Westmonasterii; Ricardo filio Edmundi; Roberto de Claigate; Roberto de Crokesl'; Stephano de Berkinge; Petro de Wandene; Gaufrido de Claigate; Walkelino de elemosinario; Willelmo Nohel; Gervasio portitore; Adam de ecclesia; Gaufrido de ecclesia; Johanne de ecclesia; Elia parmentario; Laurentio Muschat; Gervasio Tatin; Willelmo le Palmer, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17413. 17.8 × 13 cm; t.u. 1.8 cm. Seal: on tag; green; 4.8 × 3.2 cm; soaring bird; legend: SIGILL MARGA. . . FILIE H. . . Endorsed: (a) Carta Margerie [filie Hugonis de Fonte]i Hurrell' de duobus solidis redditus datis capelle in Westmonasterio (13C). (b) Westmonasterii capella lj (14C). (2) WAD, f. 546v.

419. Confirmation by Richard de Dol to Ralph Testard of his land in the vill of Westminster, lying between that formerly belonging to William son of Ordric, and that of Simon Poitevin, in length 29 of the iron ells of King Richard, and in width 6 of those ells, less 4 inches, to hold of Richard and his heirs in fee and inheritance at an annual rent of 3s. Gersum of a besant (2s.). [Early 13C]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Ricardus de Dol dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Radulfo Testard terram meam cum pertinentiis suis in villa Westmonasterii; que videlicet terra jacet inter terram que fuit Willelmi filii Ordrici ex una parte, et inter terram Simonis Peitevin ex alia parte; et que terra continet in longitudine viginti et novem ulnas et dimidiam de ulnis ferreis Regis Ricardi, et in latitudine versus vicum regium sex ulnas de eisdem ulnis, quatuor pollices minus, et in latitudine versus occidentem quinque ulnas de eisdem ulnis. Habendam et tenendam de me et heredibus meis sibi et heredibus suis in perpetuum, in feodo et hereditate, libere et quiete, integre et plenarie, pacifice et honorifice; reddendo de prefata terra singulis annis michi et heredibus meis tres solidos ad quatuor terminos anni, pro omni servitio et exactione, videlicet: ad Pascha novem denarios; et ad Festum Sancti Johannis novem denarios; et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis novem denarios; et ad Natale Domini novem denarios, salvo forinseco servitio. Et ego Ricardus de Dol et heredes mei warantizabimus predictam terram cum pertinentiis suis predicto Radulfo et heredibus suis, et aquietabimus versus omnes homines et omnes feminas. Pro hac autem donatione et concessione et carte mee confirmatione, dedit mihi prefatus Radulfus unum bizantium in gersumam. Et ut hec mea donatio et concessio firma sit et stabilis, eam presentis scripti testimonio et sigilli mei appositione roboraui. Hiis testibus: Odone aurifabro, tunc preposito Westmonasterii; Henrico Sumer; Ricardo Testard; Ricardo filio Edmundi; Roberto de Crokesleg'; Stephano de Berking'; Gaufrido de Cruce; Wimundo pistore; Willelmo pistore; Willelmo de Scardeburg'; Gaufrido Cuttelebatte; Thoma filio Pavie; Ivone de Coquina; Rogero coco; Alexandro de Eia; Ricardo Alto; Willelmo Parvo; Johanne de Aqua; Ricardo de cellario; Nicholao de cellario; Walkelino de elemosinario; Willelmo Noel; Willemo, serviente de ecclesia; Laurentio Muschet; Gervasio Tatin, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17316. 17.5 × 12.5 cm; t.u. 2.8 cm. Seal: on pink cord; 5 × 2.8 cm; fleur de lys; legend: + SIGILL[V]M RICARDI DE DOL. Endorsed: (a) Ricardus de Dol dat Radulfo Testard totam terram suam cum pertinentiis in villa Westmonasterii (13C). (b) Westmonasterii capella xxxvij (14C). (2) WAD, f. 543r–v.

Date: Attested by Odo the goldsmith as reeve, although the following attestation of Henry Sumer should be noticed (cf. Rosser, 360). The measurements in 'ells of King Richard' could be taken from an earlier deed or description of the plot.

420. Confirmation by Richard de Dol, for his soul and for those of his ancestors, to St Peter of Westminster, in pure and perpetual alms, to provide lights for the high altar, of 2s. rent from land which Ralph Testard holds of him and his heirs in the vill of Westminster, lying between the land formerly belonging to William son of Ordric and that of Simon Poitevin. The rent is due to the sacrist, who is empowered to distrain for non-payment. [Early 13C]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Ricardus de Dol dedi, concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi, pro salute anime mee et pro salute animarum omnium antecessorum meorum, Deo et ecclesie Sancti Petri Westmonasterii, in puram et perpetuam elemosinam ad invenienda luminaria coram magno altari in eadem ecclesia duos solidos de terra quam Radulfus Testard de me et heredibus meis tenet in villa Westmonasterii: que videlicet terra jacet inter terram que fuit Willelmi filii Orderici ex una parte, et inter terram que fuit Simonis Peytevin ex alia parte. Ita quod sacrista quis pro tempore fuerit predictos duos solidos singulis annis percipiet inperpetuum ad quatuor terminos anni; quolibet scilicet termino vj denarios de prefata terra quicumque illam teneat. Et ego et heredes mei warantizabimus predicte ecclesie prefatam elemosinam duorum solidorum contra omnes homines et omnes feminas. Nec poterimus ego vel heredes mei predictam elemosinam in aliquo minuere vel detinere. Quod si aliquod detineatur sacrista qui pro tempore fuerit liberam habebit potestatem distringendi prefatam terram et catalla in eadem terra inventa retinendi donec predicta (fn. 8) elemosina duorum solidorum integre persolvatur. Ut autem hec mea donatio et concessio firma sit et stabilis inperpetuum, eam presentis scripti testimonio et sigilli mei appositione roboravi. Hiis testibus: Odone aurifabro; Magistro Simone de London'; Lodovico clerico; Henrico Sumer; Galfrido de Cruce; Stephano de Berking'; Ricardo filio Edmundi; Willelmo pistore, et multis aliis.

MS: WAD, f. 357. Rubric: Carta Ricardi de Dol de ij solidis de terra quam Radulfus Testard de se tenuit in villa Westmonasterii.

Date: Prob. issued soon after 419.

Note: Discrepancy between the rent mentioned in 419 and that in this charter.

421. Confirmation by John Testard to Isabel, wife of Robert Mauduit the king's chamberlain, of two messuages with appurtenances in Westminster, which are of the fee of Herbert bp. of Salisbury, and situated between the land of Thomas the vintner and that of Peter of Ely. Isabel will render 2s. 2d. annually, and may dispose of the messuages as she chooses, even to a religious house. Peter Lek retains a life interest in the house where he now dwells, rendering Isabel 1s. 6d. annually. Gersum of two and a half marks (£1. 13s. 4d.). [Temp. John, ante Jan. 1214]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Johannes Testard dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Ysabelle, uxori Roberti Maudut domini regis camerarii, duo masagia cum pertinentiis in villa Westmonasterii: que sunt de feudo Herberti Sarresberiensis episcopi et jacent inter terram Thome vinitoris et terram Petri de Ely. Habenda et tenenda de me et heredibus meis ipsi Ysabelle et heredibus suis bene et in pace, libere et quiete, integre et plenarie, inperpetuum, per liberum servicium viginti et sex denariorum per annum pro omni servicio et exactione, reddendorum ad duos terminos anni, scilicet: ad Festum Sancti Michaelis xiij denariorum; et ad Pascha xiij denariorum. Et sciendum quod predicta Ysabella poterit facere heredem suum de quocumque vel de quacumque voluerit de predictis duabus masagiis, aut illa dare vel assignare ubicumque voluerit, sive in religionem sive extra religionem. Et ego Johannes et heredes mei warantizabimus predicte Ysabelle et heredibus suis vel ubicumque predicta masagia dederit vel assignaverit contra omnes gentes per predictum servicium, salvo Petro Leko tota vita sua domum suam in qua manet, tenendam de ipsa Ysabella et heredibus suis per servicium decem et octo denariorum per annum pro omni servicio. Hanc vero donationem et concessionem et presentis carte mee confirmationem feci predicte Ysabelle pro servicio suo et pro duabus marcis et dimidia argenti quas in manum dedit in gersumam. Hiis testibus: Henrico Foliot; Thoma de Windlessore'; Roberto de Bassingeburn'; Willelmo filio Roberti; Odone aurifabro; Henrico Sumer; Roberto de Rokingeham; Laurentio hostiario; Petro de Ely; Thoma vinitore; Stephano de Berking'; Gaufrido de Cruce; Wimundo pistore; Johanne filio Edwardi; Martino King; Nicolao de celario; Ada de ecclesia; Gaufrido de ecclesia; Nicolao filio Gaufridi, qui hanc cartam scripsit, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17328. 15.8 × 16.1 cm; t.u. 1.7 cm. Seal: on tags; green; 2.8 cm diameter; man's head, full face; legend: + SIGILL' IOHANNIS TESTARD. Endorsed: (a) Johannes Testard dat Isabelle uxori Roberti Mauduit duo mesuagia in villa Westmonasterii pro servitio xxvj denariorum per annum (13C). (b) Westmonasterii capelle lxxxiiij (14C). (2) WAD, f. 555v.

Date: Earlier than 422.

Note: The wording of John's charter indicates that Isabel's purchase was made with the intention of subsequently granting the messuages to the Lady Altar (see 422).

422. Confirmation, in pure and perpetual alms, by Isabel [Basset], wife of Robert Mauduit [II], the king's chamberlain, for her soul and those of her predecessors, to the Lady Altar, to provide lights, of two messuages in the vill of Westminster which she bought from John Testard, lying between the land of Thomas the vintner and that of Peter of Ely, which are of the fee of Herbert, bp. of Salisbury, as John's charter testifies. The proctor of the altar will receive an annual rent of 2s. 2d. from those messuages, as stated in John's charter, which she gave to the altar. [Temp. John, ante Jan. 1214]

Universis Sancte Matris Ecclesie filiis ad quos presens carta pervenerit, Isabel uxor Roberti Mauduit, domini regis camerarii, salutem. Noverit universitas vestra me, pietatis Dei intuitu, et pro anime mee salute, et animarum predecessorum meorum, dedisse et concessisse et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse Deo et altari Beate Marie de Westmonasterio duo masuagia cum pertinentiis in villa Westmonasterii: illa videlicet duo masuagia que emi de Johanne Testard, et jacent inter terram Thome vinitoris, et terram Petri de Ely, et sunt de feodo Herberti Sarresberiensis episcopi, in puram et perpetuam elemosinam; et sicut carta prenominati Johannis testatur, quam modo habui, et quam eidem altari Beate Marie in testimonium dedi, ad luminaria eiusdem altaris inperpetuum administranda. Ita tamen quod quicumque monachorum Westmonasterii predictum altare custodierit, reddet annuatim de predicta terra prenominato Johanni viginti et sex denarios ad duos terminos, scilicet: ad Pascha xiij denarios, et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis xiij denarios, secundum tenorem carte prenominati Johannis quam eidem altari dedi, ut predictum est. Et ut hec mea donatio et concessio et presentis carte mee confirmatio prenominato altari Beate Marie rata et stabilis in perpetuum permaneat, eam presentis sigilli mei munimine roboravi. Hiis testibus: Ricardo de Dol, tunc temporis senescallo Westmonasterii; Henrico Foliot; Thoma de Windlesor'; Johanne filio suo; Willelmo filio Roberti; Johanne filio suo; Odone aurifabro; Roberto de Rokingham'; Johanne de Abendonn'; Willelmo filio Andree; Rogero Enganet; Henrico Sumer; Adam nepote episcopi; Stephano de Berkinges; Ricardo Testard; Galfrido de Cruce; Wimone pistore; Thoma vinitore; Nicholao filio Galfridi; Willelmo de Escardebr'; Nicholao de celario; Martino King; Lodovico clerico, qui hanc cartam scripsit, et pluribus aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17327. 15.2 × 19.2 cm; t.u. 2.9 cm. Seal: green; 4.3 × 3.3 cm; Basset arms; legend: SIGILL' ISABELE BASSET. Endorsed: (a) Isabella uxor Roberti Mauduit dat capelle duo mesuagia in villa Westmonasterii apud Endhuth (13C). (b) Westmonasterii capella (14C). (c) 1 (14C; on tag). (2) WAD, f. 508v.

Pd: Mason, 'The Mauduits and their Chamberlainship', 20.

Date: Earlier than Abbot Ralph's grant of spiritual benefits to benefactors of the Lady Altar, made at the request of Isabel and Robert (329).

Note: In the reign of H III, John Testard granted to the abbey a rent of 2d. which he formerly received from the proctor of the Lady Altar for land held of the fee of the bp. of Salisbury in Westminster (WAM 17430; copy WAD, f.548v).

423. Confirmation by Richard Testard, in pure and perpetual alms, to the Lady Altar, for lights, of 1s. rent in the vill of Westminster, which he claimed by royal writ in the abbot's court from Robert of Bagnor and Derewenn his wife, namely the 1s. which Odo the goldsmith of Westminster is bound to him (Richard) for that land. [Temp. John]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Ricardus Testard dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi, in puram et perpetuam elemosinam Deo et altari Beate Marie in ecclesia Westmonasterii ad luminaria invenienda eidem altari, duodecim denariatas redditus in villa Westmonasterii de terra quondam Roberti de Baignorio et Derewenne uxoris sue; quam terram ego Ricardus disrationavi in curia abbatis Westmonasterii per breve domini regis super eosdem Robertum et Derewennam, unde placitum fuit (fn. 9) inter nos in prefata curia. Habendas et tenendas et percipiendas ad duos anni terminos, scilicet: ad Pascha sex denarios, et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis sex denarios; illos scilicet duodecim denarios quos Odo aurifaber de Westmonasterio et heredes sui tenentur reddere mihi et heredibus meis singulis annis de predicta terra. Ego autem Ricardus et heredes mei warantizabimus procuratori prefati altaris qui pro tempore fuerit predictum redditum duodecim denariorum contra omnes homines et feminas. Ut autem hec concessio et donatio et carte mee confirmatio rata sit et stabilis permaneat eam sigilli mei appositione corroboravi. Hiis testibus: Ricardo de Dol; Ludovico clerico; Alexandro clerico; Odone, tunc preposito Westmonasterii; Henrico Sumer; Ricardo filio Edmundi; Adam de Westmonasterio; Roberto de Crokesl'; Stephano de Berking; Gerardo coco; Thoma vinitore; Willelmo Noel; Ivone filio Ricardi; Laurento Muschat; Nicholao de celario; Adam, Gaufrido, Willelmo, servientibus de ecclesia, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17330. 14 × 10.7 cm; t.u. 1.5 × cm. Seal: on tag; green; 2.5 × 2 cm; mounted figure, facing right; legend: SIGILL RICARDI TESTARD. Endorsed: (a) Ricardus Testard dat capelle ad luminaria sustentanda in villa Westmonasterii xij denariatas annuatim redditus (13C). (b) Westmonasterii capelle lix (14C). (2)WAD, f. 548r–v.

424. Confirmation by Richard Testard, in pure and perpetual alms, to the Lady Altar, to provide lights, of 1s. quit-rent which Odo the goldsmith holds of him in Westminster, and which formerly belonged to Andrew of the Exchequer. Odo will now pay the rent to the proctor of the Lady Altar, who may distrain for non-payment. [Temp. John]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Ricardus Testard dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Deo et Altari Beate Marie in ecclesia Westmonasterii, in puram et perpetuam elemosinam, ad inven[i]enda luminaria coram predicto altari duodecim denariatas quieti redditus de terra quam Odo aurifaber de me tenet in villa Westmonasterii et que fuit Andree de Scaccario. Ita quod custos prefati altaris qui pro tempore fuerit percipiet singulis annis per manum Odonis prefati vel heredum suorum de predicta terra absque contradictione et sine retinemento vel calumpnia mei vel heredum meorum prefatos duodecim denarios ad duos terminos anni in perpetuum, scilicet: ad Pascham vj denarios, et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis vj denarios; et libere et quiete, integre et plenarie, pacifice et sine diminutione predictum quietum redditum duodecim denariorum recipiet tanquam ex dono meo puram et perpetuam elemosinam. Si vero predictus Odo vel heredes sui prefatum redditum xij denariorum custodi predicti altaris non reddiderit, licebit predicto custodi altaris prefati predictam terram distringere et namas retinere, donec ei totus prefatus redditus duodecim denariorum integre persolvatur. Ego vero Ricardus Testard' et heredes mei prefato altari Beate Marie totum predictum quietum redditum duodecim denariorum ut puram et perpetuam elemosinam warantizabimus in perpetuum contra omnes homines et omnes feminas. Ut autem hec mea donatio et concessio rata sit et stabilis in perpetuum eam presenti scripto et sigilli mei appositione roboravi. Hiis testibus: Uliano Chendedut; Magistro Simone de Londoniis; Ludovico et Alexandro, clericis de Scaccario; Odone aurifabro, tunc preposito Westmonasterii; Henrico Sumer; Petro de Ely; Eduuardo filio Odonis; Ricardo filio Edmundi; Roberto de Crokesleg'; Stephano de Berking'; Gerardo coco; Wimundo pistore; Galfrido de Cruce; Gaufrido Cuttelebatte; Willelmo pistore; Nicholao de cellario; Thoma filio Pavie; Willelmo Noel; Johanne cancellario, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17433. 17 × 9.8 cm; t.u. 1.8 cm. Seal: on tag; green; 2.7 × 2.2 cm; worn; legend: . . . RICARDI . . . Endorsed: (a) Carta Ricardi Testard' de xij denariis (13C). (b) quieti redditus datis capelle ad luminaria sustentanda in villa Westmonasterii (13C). (2) WAD, f. 548v.

425. Confirmation, by Odo the goldsmith, to the Lady Altar, of an annual rent of 1s. 8d. from a messuage which he holds in the vill of Westminster, lying between the messuage of Andrew of the Exchequer and the house which belonged to Richard of Medmenham. In return, Robert of Moulsham, the precentor, gave a gersum of £2. Halimote, Westminster [late 12C]

Sciant presentes et [futuri quod ego Odo aurifaber] dedi et concessi [et hac presenti] carta mea confirmavi Deo et altari Sancte Marie de Westmonasterio viginti denariorum redditum per annum de mes[agio] meo quod teneo in villa Westmonasterii; et jacet inter masagium Andree de Scaccario et domum que fuit Ricardi de Medmeham, scilicet: ad Pascham [quinque] denarios; et ad Festum Sancti Johannis Baptiste quinque denarios; et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis quinque denarios; et ad Natale Domini quinque denarios. Et e[go] Odo et heredes mei warantizabimus predictum redditum predicto altari contra omnes homines et omnes feminas; et si warantizare non poterimus, faciemus rationabile [escambium predicto altari] ad valentiam [predicti redditus. Et pro hac don]atione, concessione et warantizatione et carte mee confirmati[one Robertus de Mulesham pre]centor Westmonasterii dedit [mihi quadraginta solid]os esterlingorum. Hiis testibus: Ricardo de Dol; Rogero Enganet; Henrico Sumer; Ricardo Testard; Ada de Westmonasterio; Nicholao filio Gaufridi; Johanne filio Edwardi; Stephano [de Ber]king'; Petro de Wandene; Wimundo pistore; Gaufrido de Cruce; Thoma vinitore; Willelmo Noel; Pagano Dobbe, et toto halimoto de Westmonasterio.

MSS: (1) WAM 17414: badly stained; missing words supplied from WAD. 17.2–18 × 6.7 cm; t.u. 1.3 cm; slits; tag missing. Endorsed: (a) Odo aurifaber dat capelle annuatim xx denarios de mesuagio . . . (stained) duplicatur (13C). (b) Westmonasterii capella (13C). (c) vij dupplicatur (13C). (2) WAM 17452 (duplicate, in a hand of c. 1190 × 1200, not identical with hand of WAM 17414 but of approximately same date); badly stained top left and bottom left corners. 16.8 × 11.4 cm; t.u. 2.3 cm; seal and tag cut out. Endorsed: (a) Odo aurifaber dat capelle . . . (word stained) annum xx denarios de masuagio s . . . (stained) in Westmonasterio (13C). (b) Westmonasterii capella vij (14C). (c) Duplicatur (MS cut). (3) WAD, ff. 532v–533.

Date: Robert of Moulsham as precentor; attestations, especially precedence taken by Dol; Enganet (prob. still a reeve); Sumer and Testard.

426. Confirmation by Richard Testard, for his soul and those of his father and all his kinsfolk, to provide lights for the Lady Altar, of 2s. rent in the vill of Westminster, from the land which Odo the goldsmith holds of William de Legha in fee, which rent Richard used to receive from Odo, who will now render it to the proctor of the Lady Altar. [Temp. John]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Ricardus Testard dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi, pro anima patris mei et salute anime mee et omnium parentum meorum, Deo et altari Beate Marie in ecclesia Westmonasterii ad luminaria invenienda duas solidatas redditus in villa Westmonasterii de terra quam Odo aurifaber tenet de Willelmo de Legha in feodo, quas ego Ricardus percipere solebam a predicto Odone. Habendas et tenendas et percipiendas a sepedicto Odone et heredibus suis ille qui pro tempore fuerit custos eiusdem altaris ad duos anni terminos, scilicet: ad Pascham duodecim denarios, et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis duodecim denarios. Et ut hec mea donatio et concessio et carte mee confirmatio rata sit et stabilis permaneat, eam sigilli mei appositione corroboravi. Hiis testibus: Ricardo de Dol; Uliano Chesned'; Ludovico, Alexandro, clericis de Scaccario; Henrico Sumer; Ricardo filio Edmundi; Adam de Westmonasterio; Stephano de Berking'; Roberto de Crokesl'; Thoma vinitore; Willelmo pistore; Martino filio Ricardi; Laurentio Muschat, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17435. 13.8 × 10.9 cm; t. u. 2.2 cm; slit, but tag and seal missing. Endorsed: (a) Ricardus Testard dat capelle ad luminaria sustentanda ij solidos redditus in Westmonasterio (13C). (b) Westmonasterii capelle lviij (14C). (2) WAD, f. 548.

Date: Attestation of Adam of Westminster, and the hand.

Note: The genealogy of the Testard family is recited in a lawsuit held in Trinity Term 1231, when Richard is described as the son of Juliana (Curia Regis Rolls XIV, 339, no. 1584). Her husband was Robert Testard (Beauchamp Cartulary, no. 199).

427. Confirmation by Richard Testard, in pure and perpetual alms, for his soul and those of his ancestors, to the Lady Altar of a rent of 2s. 2d. in the vill of Westminster, to provide lights: namely that rent which Robert Mauduit the king's chamberlain and his heirs rendered Richard and his heirs for three acres of land which lie between the road of Tothill (in Westminster) and the road which runs from Tothill towards the Hospital of St James, as far as the meadow, and for one acre of meadow which Robert and his heirs hold of Richard and his heirs, for the aforesaid 2s. 2d. annually, which Robert and his heirs will render the proctor of the Lady Altar. [Temp. John]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Ricardus Testard dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi, pro salute anime mee et animarum antecessorum meorum, Deo et altari Sancte Marie Westmonasterii redditum viginti sex denariorum in villa Westmonasterii, in puram et perpetuam elemosinam ad luminaria predicti altaris administranda: illum videlicet redditum quem Robertus Mauduit, domini regis camerarius, et heredes sui mihi et heredibus meis solvere tenentur pro tribus acris terre que jacent inter viam de Tothull' et viam que extendit de Tothull' versus Hospitalem Sancti Jacobi usque in pratum; et pro una acra prati quam predictus Robertus et heredes sui tenent de me et heredibus meis pro prefatis xxvj denariis per annum, solvendis ad duos terminos anni, scilicet: ad Pascha xiij denarios; et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis xiij denarios. Quos xxvj denarios custos prenominati altaris Beate Marie qui pro tempore fuerit recipiet de predicto Roberto et heredibus suis ad prefatos terminos ad luminaria prefati altaris administranda liberos et quietos ab omni seculari servitio et exactione. Hos autem predictos xxvj denarios annuatim percipiendos ego prefatus Ricardus Testard et heredes mei warantizabimus prenominato altari Beate Marie contra omnes gentes. Hanc vero donationem et concessionem et presentis carte mee confirmationem feci predicto altari Sancte Marie pro salute anime mee et animarum predecessorum meorum. Hiis testibus: Roberto Mauduit, domini regis camerario; Willelmo Mauduit, filio eius; Lodovico clerico; Johanne filio Willelmi; Odone aurifabro; Henrico Sumer; Stephano de Berchengis; Ada de Westmonasterio; Ricardo filio AEdmundj; Roberto de Crochelle; Gerardo coco, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17318. 15.6 × 6.5 cm; t.u. 1 cm. Seal: on tag; green; 3 × 2.4 cm; man on horseback, facing right; legend: + SIGILL RICARDI TESTARD. Endorsed: (a) Ricardus Testard dat capelle redditum xxvj denariorum in Westmonasterio apud Tothull' (13C). (b) Tothull: capella vj (14C). (c) Carta 7a (16C). (d) W. Mauduit canc[ellavit?] (13C). (2) WAD, f. 516r–v.

Date: Attested by Adam of Westminster; also the hand.

428. Confirmation by Hamo de Hotot to William de Hobruge of his whole land and tenement which he held of the fee of the abbot of Westminster in the vill of Westminster, comprising the land and tenement which William son of Richer, John Pimeriche and Peter Fausard held of him, saving 1s. and half a pound of cumin annually. Hamo has attorned William to render the service of 1s. which he owes the abbot of Westminster in quittance of that fee. [c. 1200]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Hamo de Hotot dedi et concessi, et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Willelmo de Hobruge totam terram meam et totum tenementum meum quod habui in villa de Westmonasterio de feudo abbatis de Westmonasterio sine aliquo retenemento, scilicet totam terram illam et totum tenementum quod Willelmus filius Richeri et Johannes Pimeriche et Petrus Fausard' tenuerunt de me in eadem villa. Habenda et tenenda illi et heredibus suis, vel cuicumque ipse eam dare voluerit, et heredibus suis, de me et heredibus meis, salva tenura tenencium per liberum servicium duodecim denariorum et dimidium librum cymini per annum pro omni servitio; reddendo ad duos terminos anni, scilicet: ad Pascham dimidiam libram cymini et sex denarios, et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis vj denarios. Et ego Hamo atornavi ipsum Willelmum ad faciendum servicium per manum suam quod debeo abbati de Westmonasterio, scilicet duodecim denarios in aquietamentum eiusdem feudi. Et ego Hamo et heredes mei warantizabimus predicto Willelmo et heredibus suis, vel cuicumque eam dare voluerit et heredibus suis, totam predictam terram et tenementum predictum cum omnibus pertinentiis suis contra omnes homines et feminas. Et pro hac donacione et concessione et carte mee confirmacione predictus Willelmus dedit michi in gersumam unam marcam argenti et devenit inde affidatus meus. Quare volo et firmiter precipio quod predictus Willelmus et heredes sui, vel cui illam dare voluerit et heredes sui, habeant et teneant totam predictam terram et tenementum cum omnibus pertinentiis suis de me et heredibus meis bene et in pace, libere et quiete, integre et plenarie inperpetuum per predictum servicium. Et ut hec mea donatio et concessio rata sit et stabilis permaneat, eam sigilli mei apposicione roboravi. Hiis testibus: Ricardo de Dol; Ricardo Testard; Henrico Sumer; Odone aurifabro; Nicholao filio Gaufridi; Stephano de Berkinge; Radulfo de Setfonteines; Theobaldo de Feringes; Johanne filio Edwardi; Gaufrido de Cruce; Gaufrido de Claigate; Roberto de Claigate; Nicholao de Braie, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17324. 13.7 × 30.5 cm; t.u. 2. 1 cm. Seal: on tag; green; 3.7 cm diameter; peacock?; body facing left but head twisted to right; legend: SIGILLV[M H]AMO . . . Endorsed: (a) Hamo de Hotot dat Willelmo de Hobrig' totam terram et tenementum que habuit in Westmonasterio (13C). (b) Capella (14C). (2) WAD, ff. 545v–546.

Date: Attestations of Richard Testard and Henry Sumer, prob. as reeves (cf. Rosser, 'Medieval Westminster', 360). See also 429.

Note: 'Hobruge' may be Hoe Bridge, Shepperton, Mddx. (PN Mddx, 18), where the abbey held a demesne manor (Harvey, WA, 354).

429. Confirmation by William de Hobregge, for his soul and those of his parents and ancestors, to the Blessed Virgin, to provide lights for the Lady Altar, of his whole land and tenement which he had from Hamo de Hotot in the vill of Westminster, of the abbot's fee, comprising the land and tenement which William, son of Richer, John Pimerich and Peter Fausard held of William in that vill. The Altar will hold this land in perpetuity of William and his heirs, saving the tenancies of the tenants, by service of 1s. annually, which the proctor of the Altar will render the abbot; and 1 lb cumin to William or his heirs. William has restored to Robert [of Moulsham] the precentor his charter which he had from Hamo de Hotot concerning that tenement. [c. 1200]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Willelmus de Hobregge dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Deo et Beate Marie ad luminaria invenienda altari Beate Marie in ecclesia Beati Petri Westmonasterii, pro animabus patris et matris mee, et antecessorum meorum, et pro salute anime mee, totam terram et totum tenementum illud quod habui in villa Westmonasterii de dono Hamonis de Hotot de feodo abbatis Westmonasterii, scilicet: totam terram illam et totum tenementum illud quod Willelmus filius Richeri et Johannes Pimerich' et Petrus Fausard tenuerunt de me in eadem villa. Habendum et tenendum de me et heredibus meis inperpetuum, libere et quiete, salva tenura tenendum per liberum servitium duodecim denariorum per annum quos ille qui pro tempore fuerit eiusdem altaris procurator reddet abbati eiusdem loci ad duos terminos anni, scilicet: ad Pascham sex denarios, et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis sex denarios, et pro dimidia libra cymini reddenda annuatim mihi vel heredibus meis ad Pascham pro omnibus servitiis et exactionibus. Ita quod nec abbas nec aliquis successorum eiusdem loci ulla tempore illum prenominatum redditum ad nullum aliud officium nisi ad prenominatum servitium predicti altaris assignare possit. Et ego Willelmus reddidi in manu Roberti cantoris eiusdem ecclesie cartam meam quam habui de Hamone de Hotot de prenominato tenemento in loco warantizationis. Et ut hec mea donatio et concessio rata sit et stabilis permaneat, eam sigilli mei appositione corroboravi. Hiis testibus: Hugone de Bella Aqua; Ricardo de Dol, tunc senescallo Westmonasterii; Odone aurifabro; Ludovico clerico; Ricardo Testard; Johanne fratre eius; Henrico Sumer; Ricardo filio Edmundi; Adam de Westmonasterio; Johanne Pimerich'; Stephano de Berkinges; Roberto de Crokesle; Gaufrido de Cruce; Ivone de Medmeham; Nicholao de celario; Laurentio Muschat, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17325. 19.3 × 15 cm; t.u. 3 cm; tag (marked Hotot). Seal: green; 3.5 cm diameter; shield with two horizontal bands; legend: SIGILLUM WILL[ELM]I DE HOBRUCI +. Endorsed: (a) Willelmus de Hobregg' dat capelle totam terram et tenementum que habuit in villa Westmonasterii de dono H[am]onis Hetot (13C). (b) Carta xxxvja (16C). (c) Capella (14C). (2) WAD, f. 546.

Date: Attestations, including Richard Testard and Henry Sumer; Robert of Moulsham as precentor.

430. Quitclaim by Peter Fauset, for his soul, those of his parents and all his ancestors, to the Lady Altar of his whole land in the vill of Westminster, which he held of the precentor, Robert [of Moulsham], to provide lights for that altar. Robert gave him a gersum of 7s. 2d., and Peter placed the charter on the altar. [c. 1200]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Petrus Fauset, pro salute anime mee et patris et matris mee et omnium antecessorum meorum, concessi et dimisi et quietum clamavi de me et omnibus successoribus et heredibus meis Deo et altari Beate Virginis Marie ecclesie Westmonasterii totam terram meam in villa Westmonasterii quam tenui de Roberto precentore, ad luminaria predicti altaris inperpetuum administranda. Pro hac autem concessione et dimissione et carte mee confirmatione dedit mihi prefatus Robertus septem solidos et duos denarios. Hanc autem cartam super predictum altare Beate Marie optuli ad invenienda eiusdem altaris luminaria inperpetuum. Hiis testibus: Ricardo Testard; Gaufrido de Cruce; Stephano de Berking'; Thoma vinitore; Nicholao de celario; Ricardo filio Randulfi; Laurentio Muschet; Adam, Gaufrido, Johanne, servientibus ecclesie Westmonasterii, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17417. 14.3 × 10.3 cm; t.u. 2.6 cm. Slit, tag with seal fragment; broken and worn; floral device; legend: . . . ETR . . . Endorsed: (a) Petrus Fauset quietum clam[avit] capelle ad luminaria sustentanda ius suum et clamium in quadam parte terre apud Westmonasterium (14C). (b) Carta xxiiija. (c) Westmonasterii capella lxxiij. (2) WAD, f. 551v.

Date: Robert of Moulsham as precentor.

Note: This land was subsequently leased by Robert of Moulsham, when prior, to Adam the sergeant (348). See also 429.

431. Confirmation by Mr Simon of London, son of Walter Niger, for his soul and those of his parents and all the faithful, to the church and monks of Westminster, in pure and perpetual alms, of all the land, with houses, which he held in fee and inheritance of Stephen son of Osbert in the vill of Westminster, to provide candles for the altar of the Holy Trinity in the abbey, saving 2s. rent due from that land to the Lady Altar, payable by the proctor of the Holy Trinity altar. The proctor will also render 1d. annually to Stephen son of Osbert and his heirs, and 1s. 6d. to the chief lords of the fee. Simon has handed over to the monks a charter concerning those services which he had from Stephen and his heirs. [Temp. John]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Magister Simon de London', filius Walteri Nigri, dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Deo et ecclesie Westmonasterii et monachis ibidem Deo servientibus, in puram et perpetuam elemosinam, totam terram cum domibus et omnibus pertinentiis suis quam tenui in feodo et hereditate de Stephano filio Osberti in villa Westmonasterii ad inveniendos cereos qui constituti sunt ad altare Sancte Trinitatis in ecclesia Westmonasterii; salvis duobus solidis reddendis de predicta terra ad altare Beate Marie in eadem ecclesia per procuratorem altaris Sancte Trinitatis. Procurator vero altaris Sancte Trinitatis totum redditum qui provenire poterit de predicta terra et domibus et pertinentiis suis integre percipiet et per manum eius custos altaris Beate Marie annuatim percipiet duos solidos memoratos, quolibet termino anni sex denarios. Reddet etiam predictus procurator de prefata terra et suis pertinentiis Stephano filio Osberti et heredibus suis unum denarium ad Pascham pro omni servitio et rebus cunctis et capitalibus dominis feodi illius decem et octo denarios per annum, scilicet: ad Festum Sancti Michaelis novem denarios, et ad Pascham novem denarios. Unde cartam de predictis servitiis, quam de prefato Stephano et heredibus suis habui, reddidi monachis memoratis. Hanc autem donationem et concessionem feci pro salute anime mee et patris et matris mee et omnium fidelium, interdicens in nomine Sancte Trinitatis Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, ad cuius honorem prefatum redditum assignavi ne redditus terre memorate in alios usus transferatur, sed sicut est distinctum in presenti carta altari Sancte Trinitatis et altari Beate Virginis tribuatur. Ut autem hec mea concessio firma sit et stabilis eam presenti scripto et sigilli mei appositione roboravi. Hiis testibus: Gaufrido capellano; Johanne de London' capellano; Henrico capellano de Stanes; Magistro Nicholao de Humet; Magistro Thoma fisico; Gaufrido de Eton'; Waltero de Huppinore; Hugone Underore; Roberto Trenchevent; Gervasio Tatin, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17436. 16.5 × 12 cm; t.u. 2 cm. Slit, but tag and seal missing. Endorsed: (a) Carta Simonis de London' de tota terra sua in Westmonasterio procuratori Sancte Trinitatis concessa a qua dictus procurator [erasure follows] solvat annuatim ij solidos custodi capello Beate Marie pro eisdem (13C). (b) Procurator altaris Sancte Trinitatis haberet hanc terram que est modo in manum sacristarii reddendo capelle Beate Marie ij solidos (14C). (2) WAD, f. 349v.

Date: The second witn. is prob. the Mr John of London who became a canon of St Paul's 1201 × 1203, and d. prob. ante May 1212 (Fasti I, 46).

Note: Stephen son of Osbert confirmed this grant temp. Abbot William d'Humez (WAM 17439; WAD, ff. 349v–350), and about the same time, made a further grant of 8s. rent in Tothill (WAM 17319; WAD, f. 350).

The dating of Stephen's confirmation suggests that Mr Simon was father of the Walter Niger, alias of London, canon of St Paul's in the 1230s (Fasti I, 76).

432. Confirmation to the Lady Altar by Laurence Muschet, for his soul, and those of his parents and ancestors, of a rent of 6d., payable to the proctor, from the tenement which he holds of Roger Paschar' in the vill of Westminster, from a curtilage pertaining to that tenement. [Temp. John]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Laurentius Muschet, divine pietatis intuitu, et pro redemptione animarum patris et matris mee, et omnium antecessorum meorum, dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Deo et altari Beate Virginis Marie de Westmonasterio redditum sex denariorum de tenemento quod teneo in villa de Westmonasterio de Rogero Paschar', videlicet: de curtilagio quod est in mora quod pertinet ad predictum tenementum, ex quo curtilagio debent predicti sex denarii provenire. Solvendum ei qui pro tempore dicti altaris custos fuerit, ad duos terminos anni a me et heredibus meis inperpetuum, videlicet: ad Pascham tres denarios, et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis tres denarios. Et ut hec donatio firma et stabilis futuris temporibus perseveret, presentis scripti testimonio et sigilli mei appositione eam corroboravi. Hiis testibus: Lodovico, clerico de Scaccario; Odone aurifabro; Ricardo Testard; Roberto de Crokesle; Stephano de Berking'; Galfrido de Cruce; Gervasio Purs'; Ricardo de celario; Nicholao de celario; Gerardo coco; Rogero Fot, et multis aliis.

MS: WAD, f. 562v. Rubric: Carta Laurentii Muschet de redditu sex denariorum in Eye.

433. Confirmation, in pure and perpetual alms, by Geoffrey son of Jocelin the smith to the Lady Altar, for his soul and for those of his kinsfolk, of a rent of 3s. in the vill of Westminster, which William English rendered for a messuage which he holds in fee of Geoffrey and his heirs in that vill. The rent is due annually to the proctor of the Lady Altar, by the hands of William English, or whoever holds that tenement. [Temp. John]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Gaufridus filius Gocelini fabri dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Deo et altari Beate Dei Genetricis Marie Westmonasterii, pro salute anime mee et parentum meorum, in puram et perpetuam elemosinam tres solidatos redditus in villa Westmonasterii quod Willelmus le Engleis solebat reddere mihi de masuagio quod tenet de me et heredibus meis in feudo in eadem villa Westmonasterii, reddendos annuatim custodi predicti altaris qui pro tempore fuerit ad eosdem terminos ad quos predictum redditum recipere solebam, scilicet ad quatuor anni terminos, videlicet: ad Natale Domini novem denarios; et ad Pascham novem denarios; et ad Festum Sancti Iohannis Baptiste novem denarios; et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis novem denarios, per manus eiusdem Willelmi le Engleis vel cuiuscumque predictum tenementum tenuerit. Ego autem Gaufridus et heredes mei warantizabimus predicto altari predictum redditum contra omnes homines et omnes feminas. Et ut hec mea donatio et concessio et carte mee confirmatio rata sit et stabilis permaneat, eam sigilli mei appositione corroboravi. Hiis testibus: Ricardo de Dol, tunc senescallo Westmonasterii; Odone aurifabro; Adam de Westmonasterio; Roberto de Rokingham'; Henrico Sumer; Gaufrido de Cruce; Ricardo filio Edmundi; Thoma vinitore; Stephano de Berking; Nicolao de celario; Ricardo de celario; Laurentio Muschat; Adam, Gaufrido, Willelmo Stuttel, Iohanne, servientibus ecclesie Westmonasterii, et multis aliis.

MS: WAM 17322. 14.8 × 10.9 cm; t.u. 2.2cm. Seal: green; on tag; 3.8cm diameter; eagle, facing right; legend: SIGILL GALFRIDI FAB FIL GOCELIN FAB. Endorsed: (a) Westmonasterii (16C). (b) Capella lxij (14C). (c) Galfridus filius Gocelini fabri dat capelle tres solidatas redditus in villa Westmonasterii (13C).

Date: William English is last recorded in 1207 (Richardson, 'William of Ely', 86, 87).

Note: Cf. 346.

434. Confirmation by Geoffrey de Hanley to Peter of Ely, his heirs or assign, for his homage and service, of his messuage in the vill of Westminster, between the messuage of Robert Marinlli and that of Peter le Cho, which Geoffrey bought from William Cretun, chamberlain of Richard [Fitz Nigel], former bp. of London, to hold of Geoffrey and his heirs in inheritance, rendering him an annual rent of 1 lb. of cumin, and 2s. to the bp. of Salisbury. Peter gave him a gersum of 4 marks (£2. 13s. 4d.) [Temp. John]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Gaufridus de Hanleia dedi et concessi et hac carta mea confirmavi Petro de Ely et heredibus suis vel cui assignare, vendere vel legare voluerit, pro homagio et servicio suo, mesuagium meum cum pertinentiis in villa de Westmonasterio quod est inter mesuagium Roberti Marinlli' et mesuagium Petri le Cho, quod emi de Willelmo Cretun, camerario Ricardi quondam London' episcopi, tenendum de me et heredibus meis libere, quiete et hereditarie. Reddendo michi et heredibus meis annuatim unam libram cimini ad Natale, et duos solidos episcopo Saresbiriensi reddendos ad duos anni terminos, videlicet duodecim denarios ad Pascha, et duodecim denarios ad Festum Sancti Michaelis. Et ego Galfridus et heredes mei warantizabimus predicto Petro et heredibus suis vel cui eam dare, vendere vel legare voluerit, predictum mesuagium cum pertinenciis contra omnes homines, Judeos et Christianos. Et pro hac donatione et concessione et carte mee confirmatione, dedit michi predictus Petrus quatuor marcas argenti de gersoma. Et in huius rei testimonio huic scripto sigillum meum apposui. Hiis testibus: Willelmo domini regis thesaurario; Magistro Gocelino Mareschallo; Willelmo filio Andree; Odone, tunc preposito; Henrico Sumer; Stephano de Berching'; Ricardo filio Edmundi, milite; Martino King'; Roberto de Cleigate; Thoma vinitario; Galfrido filio Galfridi de Cruce; Martino de Medmeham; Petro de Leone, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17443. 14.5 × 9.8 cm; t.u. 2.4 cm. Seal: on tag; 4 × 2.6 cm; stag's head facing left: legend: + SIGILL G[AU]FRIDI. Endorsed: (a) Gaufridus de Henley a dat Petro de Hely quoddam mesuagium in villa Westmonasterii (13C). (b) Westmonasterii capelle lxxxv (14C). (2) WAD, f. 555v–556.

Date: Attestations of William of Ely, and of Mr Jocelin Marshall.

Note: The recipient is prob. the Peter of Ely who was a sergeant of the royal treasurer (William of Ely): cf. Richardson, 'William of Ely', 89n.–90n. Peter granted his messuage 'in the vill of Westminster, in the street leading to Charing, opposite Endiff, c. 1225, to Richard, a merchant of St Paul's, London, and his wife Sabina (WAM 17317).

435. Confirmation, to take effect after their deaths, by Rose the cushionmaker and Ralph Mauduit, to provide lights for the Lady Altar, for the soul of H II and for their own, of a messuage in the vill of Westminster which they held of Gerard of Mitcham, and which he granted and confirmed to them by charter, lying between the stone house of Roger Enganet and the land of Peter of Wenden, to be held by the Lady Altar at an annual rent of 4s. due to Roger Enganet. Rose and Ralph will render to the altar 1s. 2d. annually. [Temp. John]

Sciant [presentes et futuri] quod ego Roe[isia la custerere et ego Radulfus Mauduit dedi]mus et conc[essimus et presenti] carta nostra confirma[vimus, post decessum nostrum, Deo et altari Beate Marie] ecclesie W[estmonasterii ad lu] minarium inveniendum, pro anima [Regis Henrici et pro salute animarum] nostrarum, unum masagium cum pertinenciis in villa Westmonasterii quod t[enuimus de Gerardo de Miggeham,] scilicet: masagium quod est inter domum lapideam Rogeri Engan[et, et terram Petri de Wand]ene, et quod idem Gerardus nobis dedit et concessit, et carta sua confirmavit [pro donatione] sex marcarum in gersummam. Habendum et tenendum Deo et eidem altari, libere et [quie]te, integre et plenarie, in perpetuum, sine omni calumpnia nostri vel heredum nostrorum, per liberum servicium [quatuor] solidorum reddendorum Rogero Enganet ad iiijor terminos anni, scilicet: ad Natale Domini xijcim denarios; et ad Pascham xijcim denarios; et ad Festum Sancti Johannis Baptiste xijcim denarios; et ad Festum [Sancti M]ichaelis xijcim denarios. Et de predicto me[sagio sin] gulis annis persolvemus predicto altari quatuordecim [denarios], ad duos anni terminos, scilicet: ad Pascham septem denarios, et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis septem denarios. [Hanc autem d]onationem et concessionem donavimus et concessimus pro salute anime Regis Henrici [et animarum nostrarum]. Et ut hec nostra dona[tio et con]cessio rata sit et stabilis permaneat, [earn sigillorum nostrorum] appositione corroboravimus. Hiis testibus: Henrico Sumer; Od[one aurifabro]; Ricardo Testard; Stephano de Berking'; Gaufrido de Cruce; Wimundo pistore; [Johanne filio Edw]ardi; Nicholao filio Gaufridi; Petro de Wandene; Thoma vinitore; [Ricardo filio Edmundi, et mult]is aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17438. 17.4 × 12.9 cm; remains of slit; severely damaged; missing text supplied from WAD. (2) WAD, f. 550r–v. Rubric: Carta Roeysie la custere et Radulfi Mauduyt de uno mesuagio in villa Westmonasterii.

Pd: Mason, 'The Mauduits and their Chamberlainship', 23, from WAD.

Note: Ralph was prob. a kinsman of the royal chamberlain, Robert Mauduit (cf. Mason, 'The Mauduits and their Chamberlainship', 6–7, 9), and was in the royal service towards the end of H II's reign (PR 34 H II, 17).

436. Notification by Geoffrey de Mandeville [I], that for his soul and that of his [first] wife, Alice, who is buried in the cloister, where he is to be buried, and for the souls of his sons and daughters, he has granted, in perpetual inheritance, to St Peter of Westminster his little manor of Ebury next to the abbey. His wife Lesceline and his son and designated heir, William, are associated with this grant, made in presence of Abbot Gilbert and the monks, and many of their respective knights. Ralph de Hairun has delivered seisin. [1085 × 1100]

Ego Goffridus de Magna Villa, pro anima mea et pro anima coniugis mee Athelais in claustro Sancti Petri sepulte, que etiam iuxta earn sepeliendus sum, pro animabus quoque filiorum filiarumque mearum, dedi Sancto Petro Westmonasterii maneriolum quod iuxta ecclesiam eius habebam, scilicet Eye, in perpetuam hereditatem sicut illud umquam melius tenui. Et hoc donum Deo et Sancto Petro, cum uxore mea Lecselina, concessione filii mei Willelmi, quern mihi heredem facere disposui, quos etiam huius elemosine participes fieri per omnia volo, super altare predicti Apostoli Petri presentavi, in presentia Gisleberti abbatis et monachorum et multorum militum meorum et suorum, et continuo per Radulfum de Hairun de predicto manerio Sanctum Petrum saisiri feci. Huius igitur concessionis testes sunt: Hugo Maskereal; Rogerius frater eius; Willelmus filius Martelli; Richerius; Radulfus de Hairun; Goiffridus nepos eius; Willelmus nepos Turaldi; Goffridus miles eius; Leuricus Cnivet; Goffridus, et multi alii.

MSS: (1) WAD, f. 100. Rubric: Carta Gaufridi de Magna Villa. Marginalia: (a) Pro animabus Domini G. de Magna Villa, comitis Essex' et Domine Athelaidis, consortis sue ac liberorum suorum. (b) Mandeuile dedit Eye. (2) F, ff. 281v–282. (3) LN, f. v verso. (4) CAY, f. 5 verso.

Pd: Gilbert Crispin, 139, no. 15, from WAD, F and Ln; Mon. Ang. I, 309, no. LVIII, from F (attestations omitted).

Date: Geoffrey de Mandeville [I] d. c. 1100 (Hollister, 'Mandevilles', 19). Alice d. before WI (Gilbert Crispin, 32–3).

Cal: Bentley, 4, no. 15, from CAY.

Note: See Harvey, WA, 350. King W II's confirmation of this grant is 52. The cloister was completed by Abbot Gilbert, ante 1100 (Gilbert Crispin, 37).

437. Notification by Marwanna daughter of William, that she has sold to William of Ely, the king's treasurer, for two marks (£1. 6s. 8d.), her messuage at Endiff [in Westminster], adjacent to that of John Pymerich. She has done this at the petition, and with the assent, of her son William, as she was seized of that messuage by right and inheritance. William had never had seisin of it, even though he and his wife Alice might dwell there at Marwanna's pleasure, so that neither William nor any heir of his may claim right in that messuage. Marwanna and William warrant this sale to the treasurer and his heir or assign. In return, he gave £1 to William and 1s. to Alice, who witnessed and assented to the sale, and confirmed that she had no dower rights in that messuage, her dower comprising only onethird of his acquisitions and a gold ring. Halimote, Westminster [c. 1196 × 1212]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Marwanna filia Willelmi vendidi masagium meum cum pertinentiis, salvo servitio quod inde debetur, quod est juxta masagium Johannis Pymerich, quod habet apud Ane de Heia, Willelmo de Ely, domini regis thesaurario, pro duobus marcis, et hoc feci voluntate Willelmi filii mei et heredis mei et petitione et assensu eius, sicut quod seysita fui masagio illo sicut jure meo et hereditate mea, et de quo masagio predictus filius meus nunquam saysinam habuit, licet ipse et A[delicia] uxor eius ex gratia mea per aliquot tempus, scilicet quamdiu michi placeret, in masagio illo hospitarentur, ita quod nee predictus Willelmus heres meus nee aliquis heres eius post eumaliquid juris poterit vendicare ullo tempore in predicto masagio. Hanc autem venditionem ego et predictus Willelmus heres meus et heres eius warantizare debemus contra omnes homines et omnes feminas ipsi thesaurario et heredi eius, vel ei cui predictum masagium dare vel legare vel vendere voluerit. Pro qua warantizatione predictus thesaurarius dedit Willelmo heredi meo viginti solidos, et Adelicie uxori sue xij denarios, quod eidem venditioni presens interfuit et assensum prebuit, quam etiam in pleno halimoto recognovit quod nunquam hoc masagium, vel in toto vel in parte, tanquam dotem suam petet, quam ut cognovit idem quando predictus filius meus earn desponsavit nichil ei concessit vel nominavit in dotem quod ad masagium istud pertineat, set sicut tunc concessa est bene contenta fuit in desponsatione sua dote quam ei dedit, et nominavit, scilicet tertia parte perquisitionum suarum que ad predictum mesagium non pertinent, et uno anulo aureo. Juravit etiam predicta Adelicia in pleno halimoto quod nunquam calumpniam ponet vel aliquid juris petet in eodem masagio. Ego etiam et predictus Willelmus heres meus juravimus quod nunquam nos, vel heredes nostri vel aliquis per nos, contra venditionem istam veniet vel calumpniam ponet in jamdicto mesagio, contra predictum thesaurarium vel contra eum qui per ipsum masagium illud habuit. Ut autem hec mea venditio robur obtineat inposterum ipsum ne posset in dubium futuris temporibus venire scripto presenti et sigilli mei appositione testificor. Hiis testibus: Henrico Sumer et Ricardo Testard, prepositis; Rogero Enganet; Adam nepote Ricardi episcopi Wintoniensi; Nicholao summonitore; Johanne Alio Edwardi; Odone aurifabro; Girardo coco; Galfrido de Cruce; Wimundo pistore; Edmundo filio suo; Willelmo filio Avive; Ailwardo Hutte; Pagano Duble; Petro de Wandene, et multis aliis.

MS: WAD, f. 342r–v. Rubric: Carta Marwanne filie Willelmi de masagio suo quod est juxta masagium Johannis Pimerich.

Date: Adam [of Westminster], nephew of Richard [of Ilchester], bp. of Winchester, d. in or shortly after 1212 (Beauchamp Cartulary, no. 186). Also within the limits of William of Ely's term as royal treasurer (Richardson, 'William of Ely', 82). Henry Sumer and Richard Testard as reeves (cf. Rosser, 'Medieval Westminster', 360).

438. Acknowledgement by William, son of Absalon and Marwenna, together with his wife Alice, that he was present at the sale which Marwenna made to the king's treasurer, William of Ely, of her messuage, saving the service due. It is next to the messuage of John Pimerics, which he has at Endiff; of which messuage Marwenna was seized as her right and inheritance, when she sold it. William was never seised of that messuage, although he and Alice lodged there at his mother's pleasure. William and his wife assented to the sale, which he, his mother and his heirs warranted to the treasurer and his heirs. In return, the treasurer gave him £1, and 1s. to his wife, who acknowledged in the halimote that she would never claim this messuage in dower, since it formed no part of the dower assigned at her marriage. When the messuage was sold, William had no children by his wife, nor any hope of any. Halimote [Westminster], [c. 1196 × 1212]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Willelmus, filius Absalonis et Marwenne, cum Alicia uxore mea, presens interfui venditioni quam ipsa Marwenna mater mea fecit Willelmo de Ely, domini regis thesaurario, de masagio suo cum pertinentiis, salvo servitio quod exinde debetur, pro duabus marcis, quod masagium est iuxta masagium Johannis Pimerics, quod habet apud Anedeheie, de quo masagio ipsa saisita fuit sicut jure et hereditate sua quando eam vendidit, et de quo masagio ego nunquam saisinam habui, licet ego et A[licia] uxor mea ex gratia matris mee per aliquod tempus quam diu ipsi placeret in illo masagio hospitaremus. Ita quod nee ego nee aliquis heres post me aliquid juris ullo tempore poterit vendicare in predicto masagio. Huic autem venditioni ego et predicta uxor mea voluntatem et concessionem et assensum prebuimus, quam etiam venditionem ego et predicta mater mea et heredes mei warantizare debemus predicto thesaurario et heredibus eius, vel ei cui predictum masagium dare, legare, vel vendere voluerit, contra omnes homines et omnes feminas. Pro qua warantizatione predictus thesaurarius dedit michi viginti solidos et predicte uxori mee xij denarios, que etiam in pleno halimoto recognovit quod nunquam hoc masagium vel in toto vel in parte tanquam dotem suam petet, quam, quod et verum est, ibidem recognovit, scilicet quod quando eam desponsavi nichil ei concessi vel nominavi in dotem quod ad masagium illud pertineat, sed sicut tunc concessa est bene contenta fuit in desponsatione sua dote quam ei dedi et nominavi, scilicet tertia parte perquisitionum mearum que ad predictum masagium non pertinent, et preterea uno anulo aureo. Juravit etiam in predicto halimoto quod nunquam calumpniam ponet, vel aliquid juris petet occasione alicuius dotis in predicto masagio. Predicta etiam mater mea et ego juravimus quod nunquam nos vel heredes nostri contra venditionem istam veniemus, nee aliquis per nos contra predictum thesaurarium, vel contra eum qui per ipsum masagium illud habuerit calumpniam ponet in eodem masagio. Et sciendum est quod quando hec venditio facta est, nullam prolem ex predicta uxore mea susceperam, nec suscepturum sperabam. Ut autem mea concessio et meus assensus quem feci in has venditione robur optineat inposterum, et ut hoc quod a me et a predicta uxore mea actum, concessum, vel recognitum est, non decidat a memoria hominum, ea presenti scripto et sigilli mei appositione testificor. Hiis testibus: Henrico Sumer et Ricardo Testard, prepositis; Rogero Enganet; Adam, nepote R[icardi] episcopi Wintoniensi; Nicholao sumonitore; Johanne filio Edwardi; Odone aurifabro; Girardo coco; Galfrido de Cruce; Wimundo pistore; Edmundo filio suo; Willelmo filio Avive; Ailwardo Hutte; Pagano Dolbe; Petro de Wandene, et multis aliis.

MS: WAD, f. 342v. Rubric: Carta Willelmi filii Absolonis et Marwenne de eodem.

Date: Within the limits of William of Ely's term as royal treasurer (Richardson, 'William of Ely', 82), and those of Henry Sumer and Richard Testard as reeves (Rosser, 'Medieval Westminster', 360). The latter were still in office after the d. of Adam [of Westminster] nephew of Richard [of Ilchester] bp. of Winchester, which occurred in or soon after 1212 (Beauchamp Cartulary, no. 186).

439. Notification by William of Ely, formerly treasurer of the kings of England, that he has confirmed to the monks of Westminster, for the souls of Henry, Richard and John, kings of England, for that of Richard [Fitz Nigel], bp. of London, and for his own soul, all his houses, a courtyard and an unattached stable in the vill of Westminster, which he had of the gift of Richard, bp. of London, and which are of the fee of Westminster. So long as he remains domiciled in that property by licence of the monks, he will render them, in addition to the candle of 2 lbs weight which he formerly rendered, 1 lb of incense on the Feast of the Ascension. [post 1 Sept. 1218 × ante 25 Feb. 1221]

Universis Christi fidelibus ad quos presens scriptum pervenerit, Willelmus de Heli, quondam regum Anglie thesaurarius, salutem. Noverit universitas vestra me dedisse et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse Deo et monachis Westmonasterii, pro animabus Henrici, Ricardi et Johannis, regum Anglie, et pro anima Ricardi London' episcopi, et pro salute anime mee, omnes domos meas, et curiam cum pertinentiis, simul cum quodam stabulo quod non est de ipsa curia, in villa Westmonasterii, quas habui ex donatione Ricardi London' episcopi, et que sunt de feodo Westmonasterii, habendas et possidendas inperpetuum; et totum jus quod in eadem curia vel domibus memorati habui, ipsis monachis (inperpetuumc) quietum clamavi inperpetuum de me et heredibus meis, solvam autem predictis monachis quamdiu per licenciam ipsorum in ipsis domibus mansero, preter cereum duarum librarum quern pro eisdem domibus reddere consuevi, unam libram liberi incensi in Ascensione Domini ratione huius mee donationis et concessionis quam ipsis monachis feci de domibus et terris et curia cum pertinentiis suis, et ut hec mea donatio et concessio firma et stabilis perseveret, eam presenti scripto et sigilli mei appositione roboravi. Hiis testibus: Domino Pandulfo Norwycensi electo, apostolice sedis legato; Domino Huberto de Burgo, justiciario Anglie; Domino Eustachio de Faucunberge, domini regis thesaurario; Roberto de Nova Villa; Thoma de Chimilli; Willelmo de Castell'; Johanne filio Willelmi; Alexandro clerico; Roberto capellano; Uliano Chesneduit, senescallo Westmonasterii; Odone aurifabro; Johanne fusore; Roberto de Cleygate; Magistro Phillipo; Ricardo Muschat; Petro de Ely; Radulpho de Chesewik; Magistro Alano coco, et multis aliis.

MS: WAD, ff. 342v–343. Rubric: Carta Willelmi de Ely, quondam regum Anglie thesaurarii, de domibus et curia predictis, cum quodam stabulo adjacente.

Pd: Richardson, 'William of Ely', 89, no. VIII.

Date: Attested by the legate Pandulf, as bp.-elect of Norwich, therefore post 1 Sept. 1218 (Fasti, II, 56), and by the royal treasurer Eustace de Fauconberg, who held this office from the autumn of 1217 (Rot. Litt. Claus., I, 340b), and was elected bp. of London 25 Feb. 1221 (Fasti, I, 2).

Note: Bp. Richard's grant to his kinsman William is 219. See also Richardson, 'William of Ely', 59–60. The attestations indicate that William had been reconciled with the regency government, following his defection during the civil war (Richardson, ibid., 56–60). The land recorded in this charter was later acquired by the justiciar Hubert de Burgh, c. Nov. 1222 × April 1224 (ibid., 90, no. IX). On the location of this property (in Endiff) and its extension by William, see Rosser, 'Medieval Westminster', 21–3.

440. Confirmation by Robert son of Gerin of Westminster to Geoffrey the roofer, for his homage and service, of a messuage in Westminster, located between the gate of the messuage which Robert holds of Geoffrey de Neville in Westminster, and the land of William parmenter. Geoffrey and his heirs will hold in inheritance of Robert and his heirs, for an annual rent of 1s. 8d. Geoffrey gave a gersum of 4s. [c. 1200 × ante 24 June 1209]

Sciant omnes presentes et futuri quod ego Robertus filius Gerini Westmonasterii dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Gaufridi cohopertori, pro homagio et servicio suo, unum masuagium cum pertinentiis in Westmonasterio, illud scilicet quod jacet inter portam meam masuagii mei, quod teneo de Gaufrido de Nevill', in Westmonasterio et terram Willelmi parmentarii. Habendum et tenendum prefato Gaufrido et heredibus suis de me et heredibus meis, libere, quiete, pacifice, honorifice et hereditarie, reddendo mihi annuatim xxti denarios, scilicet: quinque denarios ad Natale; et quinque denarios ad Pascham; et ad Nativitatem Sancti Johannis Baptiste quinque denarios; et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis quinque denarios, pro omni servicio ad me vel ad meos pertinente. Et pro hac donatione et concessione et carte mee confirmatione dedit mihi memoratus Gaufridus quatuor solidos de gersuma. Et ut hec donatio mea stabilis perseveret, hoc scriptum sigilli mei munimine roboravi. Hiis testibus: Salamon capellano; Willelmo capellano; Rogero Enganet; Ada nepote episcopi; Adwardo Hutte; Wimundo pistore; Edmundo filio eius; Willelmo filio Andree; Hugone Noting' clerico; Henrico Sumer'; Thoma vinitore; Gaufrido fabro; Roberto fratre eius; Ricardo filio Ranulfi; Roberto molendinario; Alexandro de Heia; Hereberto de Heia; Roberto Nadler'; Gaufrido de Cruce; Willelmo filio Gaufridi; Henrico fratre eius; Petro de Wenden'; Nicolao summonitore, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17331. 17.7 × 11.8 cm; t.u. 2.4 cm; slit; tag and seal missing. Endorsed: (a) Robertus Alius Gerini dat Gaufrido cohopertori terram Willelmi parmentarii (13C). (b) Westmonasterii capella lxxxvj (14C). (2) WAD, f. 556.

Date: Attestation of Nicholas [Fitz Geoffrey Fitz Fredesent] as summoney (cf. 402).

Note: Abbot Gervase had granted to Gerin the king's minister land in Endiff (261), perhaps the site of Robert's messuages mentioned here.

441. Quitclaim by John son of Edward of Westminster to the Blessed Virgin and the church of St Peter of Westminster of 7s. 8d. worth of rents in the vill of Westminster, comprising 5s. which the brethren of St James rendered for one and a half acres of land enclosed within their churchyard; 2s. for a meadow, which Hugh son of Robert, the smith, rendered when he was a layman, and rendered by the brethren when he became a brother there; and 8d. which Robert of Croxley rendered for land which he bought from Mr Ernald Postard in that vill. The grant is made to provide lights, or other necessities, for the Lady Altar, as its proctor decides. Robert of Moulsham, the precentor, gave him a gersum of six and a half marks (£4. 6s. 8d.). [Temp. John]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Johannes filius Edwardi de Westmonasterio dedi et concessi et omnino quiete clamavi de me et heredibus meis Deo et Beate Marie et ecclesie Sancti Petri Westmonasterii septem solidatas et octo denariatas redditus in villa Westmonasterii, scilicet: quinque solidatas quas fratres de Sancto Jacobo solebant mihi reddere de una acra terre et dimidia que includitur intra atrium ipsorum fratrum; et duas solidatas de uno prato per manus eorundem fratrum quas Hugo filius Roberti fabri solebat michi reddere cum secularis esset postea factus frater eiusdem loci; et octo denariatas quas Robertus de Crokeslega solebat mihi reddere de terra quam emit de Magistro Ernaldo Postard in eadem villa. Habendas et tenendas eidem ecclesie libere et quiete de me et heredibus meis ad luminaria invenienda, vel ad alios usus utiles et necessarios altaris Beate Dei Genitricis Marie in eadem ecclesia juxta quod procurator eiusdem altaris melius vel utilius disposuerit, et percipiendas ad eosdem terminos quos ego Johannes percipere solebam, scilicet, septem solidatas de predictis fratribus ad quatuor terminos anni: ad Natale Domini viginti et unum denarios; et ad Pascham viginti et unum denarios; et ad Festum Sancti Johannis Baptiste viginti et unum denarios; et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis viginti et unum denarios; et octo denarios de Roberto de Crokesleg' vel heredibus suis ad duos terminos anni, scilicet: ad Pascham quatuor denarios, et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis quatuor denarios. Ego autem Johannes et heredes mei warantizabimus predictum redditum septem solidorum et octo denariorum procuratori predicti altaris qui pro tempore fuerit et ei solvendum juxta terminos suprascriptos. Et pro hac donatione et concessione et quieta clamacione recepi per manus Roberti de Mulesham, tunc eiusdem ecclesie precentoris, sex marcas et dimidiam argenti. Et ut hec mea donatio et concessio et quieta clamatio rata permaneat, eam sigillo meo corroboravi. Hiis testibus: Ricardo de Dol; Odone aurifabro; Ludovico clerico; Henrico Sumer; Ricardo filio Edmundi; Gaufrido de Cruce; Roberto de Crokesl'; Stephano de Berking'; Gervasio portitore; Nicholao de celario; Ada de Ecclesia; Laurentio Muschat, et multis aliis.

MS: WAD, ff. 520v–521. Rubric: Quieta clamantia Johannis filij Edwardi de vij solidatis et viij denariatis redditus in Westmonasterio.

Date: Robert of Moulsham as precentor.

Note: In 1201, John son of Edward the reeve, by his attorney Albin the clerk, claimed against Mr Ernald Postard a messuage in Westminster between the land of Gervase Bacheler and that of Wlint the laundress (Fines London and Mddx, I, 4, no. 5).

442. Grant by Odo the goldsmith to the Lady Altar of a rent of 3s. 6d. in Longditch, Westminster, comprising 2s. from the land which Ralf Fitz Stephen of Boulogne holds of him in fee, and 1s. 6d. from the messuage formerly held by John the clerk, and now rendered by Thomas son of Pavia or his heirs. If the messuage is destroyed by fire or other misfortune, Odo and his heirs will answer for the rent from their other lands or tenements to the proctor of the altar, who is also empowered to distrain for non-payment. Odo assigned Thomas and Ralph to render their rents direct to the proctor, if he himself should be absent in distant lands. Robert of Moulsham, the precentor, gave him a gersum of three marks (£2). [c. 1200]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Odo aurifaber Westmonasterii dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Deo et altari Beate Dei Genitricis Marie in ecclesia Beati Petri Westmonasterii tres solidatos redditus et sex denariatos in villa Westmonasterii in vico de Langedich', scilicet: duos solidos de terra et masuagio quod Radulfus filius Stephani de Bolonia tenet de me in feudo; et decern et octo denarios de terra et masuagio quod [sic] fuit Johannis clerici in eodem vico, quos Thomas filius Pavie vel heredes sui annuatim persolvent. Ita tamen quod ego Odo vel heredes mei respondebimus et persolvemus per manus nostras predicturn redditum trium solidorum et sex denariorum procuratori prescripti altaris qui pro tempore fuerit, ad quatuor anni terminos, scilicet: ad Pascha decern denarios et obulum; et ad Festum Sancti Johannis Baptiste decem denarios et obulum; et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis decem denarios et obulum; et ad Natale Domini decern denarios et obulum. Si autem contigerit predicta mesuagia per combustionem, vel per aliquod aliud infortunium, consumi vel adnichilari, ego Odo et heredes mei respondebimus de predicto redditu trium solidorum et sex denariorum de aliis terris nostris vel tenementis prefato procuratori eiusdem altaris. Concedo etiam et bono animo consentio predicto procuratori qui pro tempore fuerit quod pro defectu predicti redditus ad terminos nominatos solvendi nisi voluntario respectu ab eo dato et concesso, poterit super predicta tenementa vel super alia que in eadem villa habuerim rationabiliter namiare. Assignavi etiam predictos Thomam et Radulfum quod si forte absens fuerim vel in remota patria ut ipsi vel heredes eorum predictum redditum predicto procuratori persolvant ad terminos suprascriptos ne me vel heredes meos injuste de solutione predicti redditus possit calumpniari. Pro hac autem donatione et concessione et carte mee confirmatione, dedit mihi Robertus de Mulesham tunc precentor Westmonasterii et eiusdem altaris procurator tres marcas argenti. Et ut hec mea donatio et concessio et carte mee confirmatio rata sit et stabilis permaneat, earn sigilli mei appositione corroboravi. Hiis testibus: Ricardo de Dol, tunc senescallo Westmonasterii; Ricardo Testard; Ludovico clerico; Henrico Sumer; Ricardo filio Edmundi; Gaufrido de Cruce; Roberto de Crokesle; Stephano de Berking'; Nicholao de celario; Thoma filio Pavie; Willelmo Stuttel; Laurentio Muschat; Radulpho de Bolonia, et multis aliis.

MS: WAD, f. 509r–v. Rubric: Carta Odonis aurifabri Westmonasterii de tribus solidatis et sex denariatis annui redditus in vico de Langedich'. Marginalia: Robertus Mulesham precentor.

Date: Robert of Moulsham as precentor; attestions of Richard Testard and Henry Sumer, prob. reeves.

443. Confirmation, in pure and perpetual alms, by Nicholas son of Geoffrey son of Fredesent of Westminster, for his soul and those of his predecessors, to the Lady Altar and the convent, to provide lights for that altar, of an annual rent of 1s. 8d. in the vill of Westminster by the hand of the proctor of St James's Hospital. He also confirms to the convent, to provide lights for that altar, a rent of ls. 2d., which the proctor of St James's Hospital rendered him. Gersum of 11s. 6d. [Temp. John]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Nicholaus filius Galfridi filii Fredesent de Westmonasterio dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi, pro salute anime mee et animarum predecessorum meorum, Deo et altari Beate Marie Westmonasterii et eiusdem loci conventui, ad luminaria eiusdem altaris administranda, in puram et perpetuam elemosinam, redditum viginti (fn. 10) denariorum, singulis annis percipiendum finabiliter in villa Westmonasterii per manum procuratoris Hospitalis Sancti Jacobi qui pro tempore fuerit. Preterea concedo predicto conventui, ad luminaria prefati altaris administranda, redditum quatuordecim denariorum, quos idem procurator Hospitalis Sancti Jacobi mihi reddere consuevit, et eisdem terminis, quibus prefatus procurator Hospitalis Sancti Jacobi michi reddere consuevit, scilicet: ad Pascha quinque denarios, et ad Nativitatem Sancti Johannis Baptiste quinque denarios et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis quinque denarios, et ad Natale Domini quinque denarios. Et est sciendum quod prenominatus conventus Westmonasterii nichil poterit exigere a procuratore vel a fratribus predicti Hospitalis Sancti Jacobi pro tenemento illo quod de me tenent nisi predictos viginti denariorum annuatim. Et ego Nicholaus et heredes mei warantizabimus prenominato conventui prefatum redditum viginti denariorum contra omnes gentes. Pro hac autem donatione et concessione et presentis carte mee confirmatione, dedit mihi predictus conventus undecim solidos et sex denarios de gersumma. His testibus: Henrico Sumer; Adam nepote episcopi; Johanne filio Aedwardi; Odone aurifabro; Wimone pistore; Petro de Wendena; Galfrido Cuttelebat'; Nicholao de celario; Eustachio pictore; Adam, Johanne, Galfrido, Radulfo, servientibus ecclesie Westmonasterii; Lodovico clerico de Rokingham', qui hanc cartam scripsit, et pluribus aliis.

MS: (1) WAM 17108. 19 × 21.3 cm; t.u. 3.5 cm; tag, seal missing. Endorsed: (a) Nicholaus filius Galfridi dat capelle annuum redditum xx denariorum ad luminaria sustentanda, percipiendum de procuratore Sancti Jacobi (14C). (b) De Sancto Jacobo capella, ij carte (14C). (c) Westmonasterii (16C). (d) Fitz Fredecent (16C). (2) WAD, f. 530.

444. Confirmation by Nicholas son of Geoffrey son of Fredesent, in pure alms to the Lady Altar, to provide lights, for his soul and those of his ancestors, of an annual rent of 1s., whether he lives or dies, payable at Longditch, in the vill of Westminster, by the hand of Walkelin, sergeant of the almoner, or his heirs. Moreover, Nicholas has granted to the Lady Altar and the convent the whole fee which Walkelin holds of him near Longditch, including aid, relief or homage. [Temp. John]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Nicholaus filius Galfridi filii Fredesent dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi, pro salute anime mee et animarum antecessorum meorum, Deo et altari Beate Marie Westmonasterii ad luminaria eiusdem altaris administranda, in puram et perpetuam elemosinam, redditum duodecim denariorum, sive vixero sive moriar, singulis annis finabiliter, percipiendum in villa Westmonasterii apud Langedic' per manum Walkelini servientis elemosinarii vel heredum suorum eisdem terminis quibus prefatus Walkelinus annuatim mihi reddere consuevit, scilicet: ad Pascham sex denarios et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis sex denarios. Sciendum est preterea quod totum feudum illud quod prefatus Walkelinus de me tenet juxta Langedich et quicquid de predicto feudo provenire poterit, in auxilio vel relevio vel homagio vel in omnibus aliis rebus, hoc totum Deo et altari Beate Marie et conventui Westmonasterii inperpetuum concessi, absque omni contradictione vel retenemento mei vel heredum meorum. Ut autem hec mea donatio et concessio stabilis et rata permaneat, earn presentis scripti testimonio et sigilli mei appositione roboravi. Hiis testibus: Alexandro et Salomone presbiteris; Ada nepote episcopi; Lodovico, clerico de Rokingham; Odone aurifabro; Eustachio pictore; Nicholao de cellario; Ada, Galfrido, Radulfo et Johanne, servientibus ecclesie; Johanne filio Edwardi; Willelmo de infirmario; Herewardo scriptore; Galfrido de Cruce, et multis aliis.

MS: WAD, f. 509v. Rubric: Carta Nicholai filii Galfridi filii Fredesent de redditu duodecim denariorum apud Langedich'.

Date: Attestation of Adam [of Westminster] the bishop's nephew.

445. Confirmation, in pure and perpetual alms, by William son of William of Westminster to the Lady Altar of 4d rent, to provide lights for this altar. The rent is due annually from Geoffrey Picot, from land which he holds of William in Longditch Street, and which the bp. of Exeter and his successors hold of Geoffrey and his heirs. The proctor of the Lady Altar is to receive the rent annually from Geoffrey and his heirs. [c. 1194 × 1198]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Willelmus filius Willelmi de Westmonasterio dedi et concessi et hac mea presenti carta confirmavi Deo et altari Beate Marie in ecclesia Westmonasterii quatuor denariatos redditus in puram et perpetuam elemosinam ad invenienda luminaria coram prefate Dei Genitricis Marie altari, quos videlicet quatuor denariatos redditus Galfridus Pycot et heredes sui tenentur michi solvere per annum, et heredibus meis, de terra quam prefatus Galfridus Picot de me tenet (fn. 11) in Langedich'strate, quam cidelicet terram episcopus Exoniensis et successores sui de prefato Galfrido tenent et heredibus suis. Custos vero predicti altaris, qui pro tempore ibidem luminaria administraverit, prefatos quatuor denariatos redditus integre et plenarie, sine diminutione, de prefato Galfrido et heredibus suis percipiet singulis annis absque calumpnia vel reclamatione aut etiam prohibitione mei vel heredum meorum. Ego vero Willelmus et heredes mei prefatam elemosinam quatuor denariorum predicto altari contra omnes homines warantizabimus, et contra omnes feminas. Hiis testibus: Salomone capel lano; Simone capellano; Odone aurifabro; Henrico Sumer; Roberto de Rokingham; Ailwardo Hutt; Livingo mercatore; Johanne de Abindon'; Gladewino parmentario; Rogero le Fraunceys; Willelmo filio eius; Willelmo de Scardeburg'; Galfrido Cuttlebatte; Nicholao de cellario; Willelmo Coc; Walkelino de elemosinaria, et multis aliis.

MS: WAD, f. 510. Rubric: Carta Willelmi filii Willelmi de Westmonasterio de quatuor denariatis redditus in vico de Langedich'.

Date: Henry Marshall, bp. of Exeter, had 'bought' the land from Geoffrey Picot c. 1194 × ante 10 Sept. 1198 (230).

446. Notification by Edward, former reeve of Westminster, that he has granted, in inheritance, to William of the Temple, clerk of the king's chamberlain, Robert Mauduit, the half messuage that Geoffrey the priest held in Westminster. William and his heirs will render 2s. annually to Edward, and on one day in the year they will provide a man to mow or reap in that vill for the abbot of Westminster. The said half messuage lies toward Tothill, between the other half of the same messuage, which is held by Adam of Sunbury, and the land of Wlvuna the laundress. Edward has also granted William all the land which Geoffrey the priest held of Avice of Longditch, to hold in inheritance, at an annual rent of 6d. Gersum of one besant (2s.). [Oct. 1194 × ante 1197]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Edwardus, quondam prepositus ville Westmonasterii, dedi et concessi et hac carta confirmavi Willelmo de Templo, clerico Roberti Mald[uit], domini regis camerarii, dimidium illud masagium quod Galfridus presbiter tenuit in villa de Westmonasterio; habendum et tenendum sibi et heredibus suis de me et heredibus meis cum pertinentiis suis hereditarie reddendo michi annuatim duos solidos pro omni servitio quod ad me vel ad heredes meos pertineat, scilicet: ad Pascha xij denarios, et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis xij denarios. Preterea idem Willelmus et heredes sui post ipsum invenient singulis annis abbati Westmonasterii unum hominem per unum diem ad fenum suum levandum vel ad blada sua colligenda ad cibum ipsius abbatis in eadem villa pro omni servitio quod ad ipsum pertineat. Illud vero dimidium masagium iacet in vico versus Tothill' inter aliam medietatem eiusdem masagii quam Adam de Sunebir' tenet et inter terram quam Wlvuna locrix tenet. Concessi etiam et dedi predicto Willelmo et heredibus suis totam terram illam quam predictus Galfridus presbiter tenuit de Avicia de Langedich', tenendam de me et heredibus meis hereditarie per servicium sex denariorum annuatim reddendorum pro omni servicio, scilicet: ad Pascha tres denarios; et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis tres denarios. Ego vero Edwardus et heredes mei warantizabimus predicto Willelmo et heredibus suis totum prenominatum tenementum integre contra omnes homines et feminas inperpetuum. Quare volo quod predictus Willelmus et heredes sui post ipsum habeant et teneant totum predictum tenementum cum omnibus pertinentiis suis de me et heredibus meis bene et in pace, honorifice, quiete et libere ab omnibus placitis et querelis, et ab omni seculari exactione per prescriptum servitium. Et pro hac donatione et concessione et huius carte confirmatione predictus Willelmus dedit michi unum bisantum de gersuma. Hiis testibus: Guillelmo de Heli, domini regis thesaurario; Jocelino Marescallo; Gaufrido filio Stephani, clerico domine regine; Johanne de la Wich'; Andrea de Scaccario; Thoma de Windleshor'; Guillelmo filio Roberti; Stephano de Heketona; Hugone de Winton'; Willelmo de Walda; Willemo de Castell'; Rogero Enganet; Albino computatore; Gervasio scriptore; Alano et Petro computatoribus; Ricardo funditore; Ricardo Testard; Johanne fratre suo; Nicholao filio Galfridi; Adam nepote episcopi; Thoma de Rocheford', et multis aliis.

MS: BL Harleian Charter 49 G 30. 18 × 24 cm; t.u. 6.5 cm. Seal: green; elliptical; 4 × 2.8 cm; ? sacrifice of Isaac: larger figure holds down head of smaller one with right hand, left hand raised over own shoulder with sword pointing down; legend: SIGILLUM SECRETI +. Endorsed: (a) Concessio facta Willelmo de Templo, clerico Roberti Malduit Westmonasterii. (b) Edward' de Totehull' Berkynge. (c) (Running under tag) Masgarum . . . Homo ad . . . . . . cibum.

Ped: Richardson, William of Ely', 84–86n, no. V.

Date: Attestation of Gervase scriptor: cf. Richardson, ibid., 85n. Robert Mauduit succeeded his father as royal chamberlain on 2 Oct. 1194 (Beauchamp Cartulary, xxx; Waverley Annals, Ann. Mon. II, 249–50).

Note: Cf. 448

447. Confirmation by Simon son of William of Hanslope, with the assent of Clarice his mother, to Lucy, widow of Richard of Barking, of all his land in the vill of Westminster, in Tothill Street and the curtilage adjoining it, which is of the fee of Avice of Longditch, namely the land formerly belonging to Geoffrey the priest of Tothill, which William of Hanslope held of John son of Edward, as half a messuage and lying between the land of Wlveva the laundress and that of Adam of Sunbury. Simon has restored to Lucy the charters concerning that land. Lucy will render 1 lb cumin annually to Simon, and 2s. 6d. to John Fitz Edward as chief lord of the fee, for the curtilage, concerning which Simon has restored the cirograph to Lucy, who will also provide for the abbot, one day in the year, a man to cut hay or gather fodder. Dislodgement prohibited. Lucy may designate as her heir any man or woman she chooses. Gersum of 6 marks (£4). [Temp. John]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Simon filius Willelmi de Hamslape, assensu et voluntate Claricie matris mee, dedi et concessi et hac mea presenti carta confirmavi Lucie que fuit uxor Ricardi de Berkinges totam terram meam quam habui in villa Westmonasterii in vico de Tothulle, cum omnibus pertinentiis suis et edificiis, et cum quodam curtilagio predicte terre adiacente que est de feodo Avicie de Langedich, videlicet; totam terram illam que fuit Galfridi presbiteri de Tothull', et quam Willelmus pater meus de Johanne filio Edwardi tenuit pro medietate unius mesagii, et que terra iacet inter terram que fuit Wlveve la lavendere ex una parte, et inter terram Ade de Sunnebur' ex alia parte, quam de eodem feodo tenet pro medietate unius mesagii, de qua videlicet terra prefate Lucie cartas reddidi. Habendam et tenendam de me et heredibus meis sibi et heredibus suis in perpetuum in feodo et hereditate, bene et in pace, libere et quiete, integre, plenarie, et honorifice. Reddendo de prefata terra annuatim mihi et heredibus meis unam libram cumini in villa Westmonasterii in termino Pasche pro omni servitio et exactione, et Johanni filio Edwardi et heredibus suis triginta denarios tamquam capitali domino feodi illius ad duos terminos anni, scilicet ad Pascha xij denarios ex una parte, et tres denarios ex alia parte, pro prefato curtillagio, unde prefate Lucie cyrographum reddidi; et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis prefato Johanni et heredibus suis xij denarios ex una parte, et tres denarios ex alia parte, pro prefato curtilagio pro omni servitio et exactione, salvo servitio domini abbatis, scilicet: inveniendi unum hominem uno die tantummodo in anno ad fenum illius levandum, vel segetes colligendas ad cibum abbatis. Et sciendum quod nee ego Simon nee heredes mei aliquid amplius de prefata terra poterimus exigere nisi tantum prefatam libram cumini singulis annis termino statuto. Hec poterimus prefatam Luciam aliquo modo de prefata terra dehospitari causa nos, vel aliquem alium ibidem hospitandi. Prefata vero Lucia de prefata terra libere poterit de quocumque homine vel de quacumque femina voluerit heredem sibi constituere aut ubi voluerit assignare absque reclamatione vel contradictione mei vel heredum meorum, salva predicta libra cumini quam mihi solvet vel cui assignavero. Et ego Simon et heredes mei prefatam terram cum omnibus pertinentiis suis predicte Lucie et heredibus suis finabiliter warantizabimus contra omnes homines et omnes feminas per predictum servitium. Pro hac autem donatione et concessione et carte mee confirmatione dedit mihi prefata Lucia sex marcas argenti in gersumam. Ut autem hec mea donatio et concessio firma sit et stabilis, earn presentis scripti testimonio et sigilli mei appositione roboravi. Hiis testibus: Ricardo de Dol, tunc senescallo; Odone aurifabro, tunc preposito; Radulfo Rufo; Radulfo le Chauv; Henrico Sum[er]; Galfrido camerario; Roberto de Crokesleg'; Adam nepote episcopi; Wimundo pistore; Alexandro de Eya; Ricardo filio Eadmundi; Alexandro le Fundur; Thoma de Sancto Johanne de Eya; Simone pictore; Hugone Chanterel; Nicholao de cellario; Roberto de Cleigate; Galfrido fabro; Johanne parmentario, et multis aliis.

MS: BL Harleian Charter 51 C 47. 22.1 × 14.8 cm; t.u. 2 cm. Seals: green: (1) 4 cm diameter; eagle; legend: SIG[ILLUM SIMONI]S FIL WILL DE HAMSL. (2) Fragment. Endorsed: (a) Berkinges Tothull' (13C). (b) Westmonasterii (modern).

Date: Attestation of Adam the bishop's nephew.

Note: By comparison with the related charter of Edward the reeve (446) it is clear that William of Hanslope was alias William 'of the Temple'.

448. Notification by John, son of Edward the former reeve of Westminster, that he has confirmed to Lucy, wife of Richard of Barking, the half messuage that Geoffrey the priest held in Westminster, for an annual rent of 2s. Lucy and her heirs are to provide yearly for the abbot a man for one day's reaping or mowing. The said half messuage lies in the street towards Tothill between the other half of the same messuage, held by Adam of Sunbury, and the holding of Wlviva the laundress. He has also granted Lucy all the land that Geoffrey the priest held of Advice of Longditch, for an annual rent of 6d. Gersum of one besant. [Temp. John]

Sciant omnes gentes quod ego Johannes Alius Edwardi, quondam prepositi ville Westmonasterii, concessi et presenti carta mea confirmavi Lucie uxori Ricardi de Berking' dimidium illud mesuagium quod Galfridus presbiter tenuit in villa de Westmonasterio cum pertinentiis suis; habendum et tenendum sibi et heredibus suis de me et heredibus meis libere et quiete, bene et in pace et honorifice in perpetuum. Reddendo inde annuatim mihi et heredibus meis duos solidos pro omni servitio quod ad me vel heredes meos pertinet ad duos terminos anni: ad Pascha, videlicet, xij denarios, et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis totidem, salvo servitio abbatis, scilicet: quod predicta Lucia et heredes sui invenient singulis annis predicto abbati unum hominem per unum diem ad fenum suum levandum, vel ad blada sua colligenda, ad cibum ipsius abbatis in eadem villa, pro omni servitio et exactione. Et sciendum est quod prefatum dimidium mesuagium iacet in vico versus Tothell', inter aliam medietatem eiusdem mesuagii quam Adam de Suneber' tenet, et terram quam Wlviva lotrix tenuit. Concessi et confirmavi predicte Lucie et heredibus suis totam terram illam quam predictus Galfridus presbiter tenuit de Avicia de Langedich; tenendam de me et heredibus meis hereditarie per servicium sex denariorum annuatim reddendorum pro omni servitio, scilicet: ad Pascha tres denarios; et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis tres denarios. Ego vero Johannes et heredes mei warantizabimus predicte Lucie et heredibus suis totum prenominatum tenementum contra omnes homines et omnes feminas. Pro hac autem concessione et confirmatione mea dedit mihi predicta Lucia unum bisanzium de gersuma. Et ut hec mea concessio et confirmatio stabilis et rata futuris permaneat temporibus, earn presenti scripto cum sigilli mei appositione roboravi. Hiis testibus: Ricardo de Dol, tunc senescallo; Odone aurifabro, tunc preposito; Henrico Sumer; Galfrido camerario; Roberto de Crockesl'; Adam nepote episcopi; Wimundo pistore; Alexandra de Eia; Galfrido de Cruce; Ricardo filio Eadmundi; Alexandra Fundur; Simone pictore; Galfrido de Claig', et Roberto Claig'; Hugone Chanter'; Nicholao de Cellario; Johanne Parmentario, et multis aliis.

MS: BL Harleian Charter 50 A 32. 19.1 × 12.9 cm; t.u. 2.4 cm; seal missing from tag. Endorsed: (a) Totehull' Berkynge. (b) Concessio facta Lucie uxori Ricardi de Berking. (c) Westmonasterii.

Date: Attestation of Adam the bishop's nephew.

449. Confirmation by John son of Edward to Isabel, wife of the king's chamberlain Robert Mauduit, and her heirs, of 7s. 8d. rent in the vill of Westminster, comprising 4s. 2d. from Juliana, widow of Adam of Sunbury, for the fee which she held in Tothill Street, between the land formerly belonging to Mr William of Hanslope and that of William the palmer; and 3s. 6d. rent, of which William le Wallere rendered 1s. 6d., Edric of the Garden rendered 1s. 6d., for the fees they held of him in Tothill Street, Westminster, between the land of Robert Mauduit and that of Roger Fot, and Martin Smud rendered 6d. for his fee in Tothill Street, between the land of Roger For and that of Gervase of the Kitchen. Isabel might dispose of that land as she pleased, even to a religious [house], saving to him only a rent of 2d. If Isabel suffers loss because of the 1s. 5d. rent which John is bound to render the almoner of Westminster annually for those rents, he concedes that Isabel or her heirs may receive from the fee which Lucy of Barking holds of him in Tothill Street as much of that 1s. 5d. as they render the almoner through his default. Gersum of six marks (£4). [Temp. John]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Johannes Alius Edwardi dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea (fn. 12) confirmavi Isabelle, uxori Roberti Mauduit domini regis camerarii, septem solidatos et octo denariatos redditus in villa Westmonasterii. I llos videlicet septem solidos et octo denariatos de quibus Juliana, que fuit uxor Ade de Sunneburia, tenebatur, solvere michi et heredibus meis annuatim quatuor solidos et duos denarios ad quatuor anni terminos pro feodo quod tenuit de me in Westmonasterio, et quod iacet in vico de Tothull', inter terram que fuit Magistri Willelmi de Hameslape et terram Willelmi palmarij; et illos tres solidos et sex denarios de quibus Willelmus le Wallere tenebatur solvere mihi et heredibus meis annuatim decern et octo denariatos ad quatuor terminos; et de quibus Edricus de Gardino tenebatur solvere michi et heredibus meis annuatim decern et octo denariatos ad quatuor terminos; et de quibus Martinus Smud tenebatur solvere michi et heredibus meis annuatim sex denariatos ad quatuor terminos pro feodis que predicti Willelmus le Wallere et Edricus de Gardino tenuerunt de me in Westmonasterio, et jacent in eodem vico de Tothull' inter terram predicti Roberti Mauduyt et terram Rogeri Fot; et pro feodo quod predictus Martinus Smud tenuit de me in eodem vico, et iacet inter terram predicti Rogeri Fot et terram Gervasii de Coquina. Quos septem solidos et octo denariatos predicta Isabella et heredes sui tenebunt de me et heredibus meis, plene et integre, libere et quiete, pacifice et honorifice, reddendo inde annuatim michi et heredibus meis duos denariatos ad duos anni terminos scilicet: ad Pascham unum denariatum, et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis unum denariatum, pro omni servicio et exactione. Et sciendum est quod predicta Isabella poterit facere heredem suum de quocumque vel de quacumque voluerit de prenominatis septem solidis et octo denariatis per annum, aut illos dare vel assignare ubicumque voluerit, sive in religione, sive extra religionem, salvo servitio predictorum duorum denariatorum michi et heredibus meis. Hunc autem predictum redditum ego Johannes et heredes mei warantizabimus prenominatis Isabelle et heredibus suis vel ubicumque dederit vel assignaverit et contra capitales dominos et contra omnes gentes per predictum servicium. Et si forte contigerit quod predicta Isabella vel heredes vel assignati sui in dampnum inciderint pro decern et septem denariatis quos ego Johannes et heredes mei solvere tenemur annuatim elemosinario ecclesie Westmonasterii pro predictis feodis, concedo quod predicta Isabella vel assignati sui recipiant de feodo quod Lucia de Berking' tenet de me in eodem vico de Tothull' quantum predicto elemosinario de predictis decern et septem denariatis per defectum mei vel heredum meorum reddiderint. Hanc vero donationem et concessionem et presentis carte mee confirmationem feci prenominate Isabelle pro servicio suo et pro sex marcis argenti quas in gersummam michi dedit. Hiis testibus: Roberto Mauduit, domini regis camerario; et Henrico Foliot; Radulfo Basset; Johanne filio Willelmi; Ricardo de Dol, tunc temporis senescallo; Odone aurifabro; Henrico Sum[er]; Ricardo Testard; Johanne fratre eius; Roberto de Rokingham; Gaufrido de Cruce; Stephano de Berking'; Ricardo filio Edmundi, et multis aliis.

MS: WAD, f. 520r–v. Rubric: Carta Johannis filii Edwardi de septem solidatis et octo denariatis redditus in Tothull'.

Date: Prob. Henry Sumer, Richard Testard, or both, still reeve.

450. Confirmation to the Lady Altar, to provide lights, by Isabel [Basset], wife of Robert Mauduit [II], the king's chamberlain, for her soul, that of her husband, and of all their ancestors and successors, of 7s. 8d. rents in the vill of Westminster, of the fee of John son of Edward, which he confirmed to her by charter. The rents are due from Juliana, widow of Adam of Sunbury; William le Wallur, Edric of the Garden and Martin Smud, their heirs or assigns, for tenements which they held of John in Tothill Street, as stated in John's charter which she assigned to the proctors of the altar. [1200 × 1214]

Omnibus Sancte Matris Ecclesie filiis ad quos presens scriptum pervenerit, Isabella uxor Roberti Mauduyt, domini regis earnerarii, salutem in Domino. Noverit universitas vestra me, caritatis intuitu et pro salute anime mee et domini mei et omnium antecessorum et successorum nostrorum, dedisse et concessisse et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse Deo et altari gloriose Virginis Marie in ecclesia Westmonasterii, ad luminarium administrandum, septem solidatos et octo denariatos redditus in villa Westmonasterii, de feodo Johannis filii Edwardi: illos scilicet quos predictus Johannes michi dedit, concessit et carta sua confirmavit pro sex marcis argenti; de quo redditu Juliana que fuit uxor Ade de Sunnebur', et Willelmus le Wallur, et Edricus de Gardino, et Martinus Smud et heredes [suorum et] eorum assignati fuerunt mihi et heredibus meis vel assignatis respondere, de tenementis qua de memorato Johanne tenuerunt in eadem villa, in vico scilicet de Tothull', sicut in carta predicti Johannis continetur et distinguatur. Quam cartam procuratoribus memorati altaris quam sepedictus Johannes michi fecit liberam ob maiorem securitatem predicti redditus percipiendi, assignavi enim pro curatores prefatos qui pro tempore fuerint, ad prefatum redditum percipiendum de suprascriptis tenentibus et eorum heredibus, ad eosdem terminos in carta ipsius Johannis statutos et assignatos, libere et quiete, integre et plenarie, sine omni reclamatione vel calumpnia mei vel heredum meorum, salvis predicto Johanni et eius heredibus duobus denariis ad Pascham et ad Festum Sancti Michaelis per manus predictorum procuratorum persolvendis. Ut autem hec mea donatio et concessio et carte mee confirmatio rata et stabilis perseveret, earn presenti scripto et sigilli mei appositione corroboravi. Hiis testibus: Domino Roberto Mauduyt, viro meo; Willelmo Mauduyt, filio meo; Johanne filio Willelmi; Matheo filio Thome; Odone aurifabro, tunc preposito Westmonasterii; Roberto de Cleygate; Stephano de Berkinge; Roberto de Crokesle; Laurentio Muschat, et multis aliis.

MS: WAD, f. 520v. Rubric: Carta Isabelle uxoris Roberti Mauduit, domini regis camerarii, de eodem.

Pd: Mason, 'The Mauduits and their Chamberlainship', 20–1.

Date: Earlier than 329 .

451. Confirmation by John son of Edward, at the petition, and with the assent, of his mother Cecily, for the souls of his parents and all his ancestors, to the Lady Altar, to provide lights, of an annual rent of 4s. in the vill of Westminster, near Tothill, due from William the palmer, with the service he owes. The proctor of the altar should render John 6d. annually for this rent. [Temp. John]

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Johannes filius Edwardi, petitione et assensu Cecilie matris mee, pro anima patris et matris mee et omnium antecessorum meorum, dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Deo et altari Beate Virginis Marie Westmonasterii ad luminaria eiusdem altaris administranda singulis annis quatuor solidorum redditum in villa Westmonasterii juxta Tothell' de Willelmo palmario, et totum servitium eiusdem Willelmi quod ad me pertinet, absque omni reclamatione mei, vel omnium heredum meorum liberum, in perpetuum. Ita quod custos predicti altaris de hiis iiijor solidis sex denariis mihi singulis annis pro omni servitio reddet. Et sciendum quod ego Johannes et heredes mei prefatum redditum prefato altari warantizabo contra omnes homines et omnes feminas. Ut autem hec donatio mea stabilis et rata permaneat earn presenti scripto et sigilli mei appositione roboravi. Hiis testibus: Alexandro capellano; Ricardo Testard; Adam nepote episcopi; Galfrido de Cruce; Ivone de Medmeham; Laurencio Muschet; Ricardo filio Ranulfi; Stephano de Berking'; Nicholao de cellario; Adam, Galfrido, Radulfo et Johanne, servientibus ecclesie, et multis aliis.

MSS: (1) WAM 17393.

16.5 × 9 cm; t.u. 2 cm.

Seal: on tag; green, but was perhaps in office by early 1161 (Fasti III, 33).

The second witn. may be his predecessor, Hugh Barre, who resigned 1157 × 1159 (ibid.). Gervase of Cornhill prob. attests as sheriff of London and Mddx. He held office in 1160–1 (Reynolds, 'Rulers of London', 335.

Endorsements: (a) Carta Johannis filii Aedwardj de terra Willelmi palmerii (contemporary with charter), (b) De redditu iiij solidorum (13C). (c) Tothull: capella: xxij (14C). (d) Uxor Radulfi cementarii tenet (nearly contemporary with charter).

(2) WAD, f. 521.

Footnotes

1 MS: relilicquiarum.
2 cum pertinentiis repeated in MS.
3 MS: filiis filiis.
4 MS: redditum.
5 MS: idem Robertus vel ipse.
6 MS: Sciant presentes et futuri.
7 MS: Ely.
8 predicta repeated.
9 fuit repeated in MS.
10 sex, in error.
11 MS: tenenet.
12 MS: mea mea.