Prebendaries: Chamberlainwood

Pages 38-40

Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 1, St. Paul's, London. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1968.

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See lists in Cats. I fo. 94r, II fo. 111/118r.

Robert [?de Limesey]

First preb. in cats., 'Robertus episcopus Cestr.'. Presum., if cat. order correct, to be identified with Robert de Limesey, bp. of Chester, nom. 25 Dec. 1085, cons. 1086, d. 1 Sept. 1117, who attests Henry I's conf. to Maurice, bp. of London, 14 Sept. [1100] (Gibbs no. 22). [Only other possibility is Robert Pecche, king's chapl. 1101-20 (Regesta II nos. 544-1226), bp. of Chester 1121-27; but this identification would be difficult chronologically.]

Ralph Gundram

Occ. in cats. between Robert [?de Limesey] and Raherius, 'Radulphus Gundram'. Occ. as can. three times: 1104/5 (WD 4 fo. 19/23r-v, pd. in Rep. p. 61b), 1114/15 (Hale pp. 127-8), and 1115/16 (A/24/1478 and WD 4 fos. 19/23v-20/24r, pd. in Rep. pp. 61b-62a).


Occ. in cats. between Ralph Gundram and Geoffrey Constable, 'Raherius [Ragerius, Cat. II]'. Possibly to be identified with Rahere, prior of St. Bartholomew, Smithfield (Aug.), 1123-44 (for whom see J. C. Dickinson, Origins of the Austin Canons (1950) pp. 121-2, 135 and references cited). This possibility is strengthened by occ. of a Geoffrey Constable in connection with St. Bartholomew's, 1137 (see below).

Geoffrey Constable

Occ. in cats. between Raherius and Nicholas son of Clement, 'Gaufridus constabularius'. First certain occ. as can. [c. 1128 × 1138] (WD 4 fo. 52/56v, pd. in Rep. p. 67a), (fn. 2) but may be the 'Gaufridus' who occ. as can. 1132/3 (WD 4 fo. 53/57r-v, pd. in Rep. p. 67b) and [1115 × c. 1138] (WD 4 fo. 29/33r-v, pd. in Rep. p. 64a). (fn. 3) Last certain occ. 1148/9 (WD 4 fos. 27/31v-28/32r, pd. in Rep. p. 63a-b), but may occ. later, [1141 × Sept. 1150] (Two Registers of Beauchamp, ed. H. C. Maxwell-Lyte (Somerset Record Soc. xxxv) p. 101). (fn. 4) Perhaps to be identified with 'Gaufridus Cunestable', who occ., not called can., in charter of Rahere, prior of St. Bartholomew, Smithfield, 1137 (Moore. St. Barts. 1 26-7; cf. Raherius, above), and with Geoffrey Constable who had property in London and prob. d. before 1154 (Regesta III no. 317).

M. Nicholas son of Clement (fn. 5)

Occ. in cats. between Geoffrey Constable and Richard de Umfraville, 'Nicholaus'. Presum. to be identified with M. Nicholas son of Clement, who is the only Nicholas in St. Paul's chapter at this period, for whom otherwise no preb. can be assigned. Occ. as can. [Apr. 1138 × 1150] (WD 4 fos. 20/24r-21/25v, pd. in Rep. p. 62a), (fn. 6) together with Geoffrey Constable, so presum. held another unident. preb. at this time. Also occ. 1150/1 (B.M., Harley MS. 6956 fo. 84v, from missing Liber F fo. 35). Last occ. 1183/4 (G.F.L. no. 403), and [c. 1185] (A/33/702), (fn. 7) and perhaps later, [c. 1180 × 1192] (A/2/581, name omitted from cal. in Rep. p. 3b) (fn. 8) and [c. 1180 × Sept. 1186] (A/30/ 495). (fn. 9) Commem. 13 Feb. (Obit. I fo. 10v), 14 Feb. (Obits. II fo. 107v, III fo. 94v, IV pp. 63, 77).

Richard de Umfraville

Occ. in cats. between Nicholas son of Clement and Richard de Camera, 'Ricardus de Humframvill' (Cat. I), 'Ricardus dunfranvile' (Cat. II). First occ. as can. c. 1192 (D.S.R. II). Last occ. [March 1200 × May 1201] (A/24/1062, cal. in Rep. p. 26a-b; cf. A/16/269, cal. in Rep. p. 17a; cf. also Gibbs no. 79), (fn. 10) and [Oct. 1200 × June 1203] (A/12/289, name omitted from cal. in Rep. p. 14a). (fn. 11) D. before Sept. 1216 (Gibbs no. 254). Commem. 27 March (Obits. I fo. 11r, II fo. 107v).

Richard de Camera (fn. 12)

Occ. in cats. between Richard de Umfraville and Philip de Hadham, 'Ricardus de Camera'. Presum. not yet can. when occ. [March 1200 × May 1201] (Gibbs no. 79), together with his predecessor in this preb., Richard de Umfraville. First occ. as can. 14 Apr. 1208 (Westminster, D. & C., Muniment bk. XI, 'Domesday' fo. 478r-v). Last occ. 1215/16 (A/39/1369) and [c. 1214 × Sept. 1216] (Gibbs nos. 145, 254). Excomm., prob. late summer 1215, and depr., prob. by 16 Sept. [1217] (Norf. Portion of Chartulary of Lewes, ed. J. H. Bullock (Norf. Record Soc. xii) no. 67; cf. Gervase of Howbridge, above p. 26). Nephew of Osbert de Camera, preb. of Hoxton (Gibbs no. 79), and also called Richard 'de Calva' (Norf. Portion of Chartulary of Lewes no. 66). Perhaps to be identified with Richard Camerarius, who was commem. 20 Apr. (Obit. I fo. IIV).

M. Philip de Hadham

Occ. in cats. between Richard de Camera and Richard Foliot, 'Philippus de Hadham'. First occ. as can. 27 Nov. 1218 (cart. of St. Thomas of Acon: B.M., Cotton MS. Tib. C. v fo. 152r-v), and perhaps earlier, [Oct. 1217 × Jan. 1221] (A/16/1234, cal. in Rep. p. 17b). (fn. 13) Last occ. 5 July 1226 (Regesta Honorii III, ed. P. Pressutti (Rome, 1888-95) no. 6011).

Richard Foliot II

Occ. in cats. between Philip de Hadham and John de Chishull, 'Ricardus Foliot'. First occ. as can. [Nov. 1229 × Jan. 1232] (Gibbs nos. 191, 294). (fn. 14) Also archdcn. of Middlesex by Aug. 1248, to May 1259 or later. Relative of Geoffrey de Lucy, dean (Gibbs no. 300).

M. John de Chishull I

Occ. in cats. between Richard Foliot and Warin de Dyre, 'Johannes de Chishull'. Does not occ. as can., but successively archdcn. of London, by Jan. 1263; dean, by Oct. 1268; bp. of London, el. Dec. 1273, cons. Apr. 1274.

Warin de Dyre

Occ. in cats. between John de Chishull and Hugh of Collingham, 'Warinus de Dyre [Dyne, Cat. II]'. Possibly to be identified with Warin Dyne, not called can., whose will was proved 29 Sept. 1281 (Cal. of Wills 1 54).

M. Hugh of Collingham (fn. 15)

Occ. in cats. between Warin de Dyre and Solomon of Rochester, 'Hugo de Colingham'. First occ. as can. 23 March 1284 (Reg. Pontissara 1 280-1), but occ. perhaps earlier, [Oct. 1283 × Aug. 1285] (A/11/1067, cal. in Rep. p. 12b). (fn. 16) Presum. transf. to preb. of Wenlocksbarn before 1292.

Solomon of Rochester

Occ. in cats. between Hugh of Collingham and Stephen de Gravesend, 'Salomon de Roff.'. Does not occ. as can. Itinerant justice, from 1274 to suspension c. Jan. 1290 (State Trials of the Reign of Edward I, ed. T. F. Tout and H. Johnstone (Camden 3rd ser. ix) pp. xiii, xxxi). D. 28 Aug. 1293 (Placitorum Abbreviatio (Record Comm., 1811) p. 290a).

M. Stephen de Gravesend

Occ. in cats. between Solomon of Rochester and Thomas de Northflete, 'Stephanus de Gravesende [Gravesande, Cat. II]'. Occ. this preb. c. 1294 (Liber F valor). (fn. 17) Occ. as can. 11 Apr. 1295 (Statutes p. 94). Presum. transf. to preb. of Wenlocksbarn between Apr. 1295 and Feb. 1299. Brother of Richard de Gravesend I, bp. of London (1280-1303) (Reg. Winchelsey I 56).

M. Thomas de Northflete

Occ. in cats. between Stephen de Gravesend and John de Middleton (William de Hoo in Cat. II), 'Thomas de Nortflet [Northflete, Cat. II] per permutacionem'. Presum. transf. from preb. of Weldland before Feb. 1299. D. as can. between 9 Dec. 1317 and 24 Jan. 1318 (A/66/19). Commem. 14 Dec. (Obit. IV pp. 73, 104; cf. A/49/12). So presum. d. Dec. 1317.


  • 1. The name has been interpreted as indicating land annexed to the camera of St. Paul's, P.N. Middlesex p. 161; but it might derive from Richard de Camera, this preb. (below, p. 39).
  • 2. Temp. Hugh, archdcn. of Middlesex (above p. 15).
  • 3. Temp. Cyprian, archdcn. of Colchester (above p. 18).
  • 4. Temp. Robert de Sigillo, bp. of London (above p. 2).
  • 5. See also G.F. p. 278.
  • 6. Temp. Ralph of Langford, dean (above p. 5), and Nicholas Crocemannus, can. (preb. of Oxgate, below p. 67).
  • 7. A rent mentioned in the charter was to run from Christmas 1185.
  • 8. Temp. Ralph de Diceto, dean (above pp. 5-6), and Nicholas, archdcn. of London (p. 9).
  • 9. Temp. Richard de Stortford, mag. schol. (above p. 26), and William of Northolt, archdcn. of Gloucester (preb. of Nesden, below p. 64).
  • 10. For the date of these deeds, see Greenway, Succession p. 92 n. 5.
  • 11. For the date of this deed, see ibid. p. 90.
  • 12. Cf. above p. 38 n. 2.
  • 13. Temp. Henry de Cornhill, chanc. (above p. 26), and William of Ste.-Mère-Eglise, bp. of London (p. 2).
  • 14. Temp. Geoffrey de Lucy, dean (above p. 6), and William de Fauconberg, treas. (p. 21).
  • 15. North Collingham, Notts.; see Reg. W. Giffard (York) pp. 90-1.
  • 16. Temp. Roger de La Legh, dean (above p. 8).
  • 17. See below App. II.