Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 4, Salisbury. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1991.
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Church of Westbury (Wilts., royal manor 1086, DB I 65a) conf. by Henry I to cath. 1107 x 35 (RSO I 201, cal. Regesta II no. 1972) and to bp. Roger 1107 x 22, ? 1121 (RSO I 208, cal. Regesta II no. 1291). Prob. assigned to precentor by bp. Roger shortly before Dec. 1139 (Regesta III no. 787, and see above, p. xxv and n.). Conf. to cath. by pope 26 Nov. 1146 (PUE II no. 53 p. 210). Released to precentor after dispossession, by Matthew, chanc. of queen Eleanor, 1155 x 65 (Sar. Chs. pp. 17-18), (fn. 1) prob. 1157, when restored by Henry II (ibid. p. 29). Conf. to cath. by Henry II 1158 (RSO I 204).
Occ. once only, 1122 or a little earlier, together with dean Serlo (Kealey p. 238). Buried at Old Sarum (monumental inscription, which states that he was ord. pr. by abp. Anselm (so before 1109), see Proc. Soc. Antiquaries of London 2nd ser. xxvi (1913-14) p. 113). Author of 'Meditaciones Godwini' (Bodl., MS Digby 96, cf. above, p. xxiv and M. T. J. Webber's thesis, cited above p. xxiv n. 6). (fn. 2)
Occ. twice only: 1142 x 53 [prob. 1148] at Reims (Cart. Baioc. I no. 61, cal. Cal. Docs. France no. 1438), and 1151 x c. 1164 (RSO I 245, also in cart. Bath: BL, Egerton MS 3316 fo. 70r). (fn. 3)
M. Walter (fn. 4) preb. unident., list 65
Perhaps can., c. 1155 (list 65). First occ. as precentor ? late 1165 (Bec Docs. pp. 3-4, cf. Eyton, Itin. Hen. II pp. 87-8), and mid to late 1167 (JS Epp. II 442; Materials for Becket VI 277, cf. ibid. p. 273). Occ. frequently. Last occ. at el. of bp. Herbert Poore, c. Apr. 1194 (Diceto II 116).
Occ. four times only: as Robert precentor 7 Jan. 1213/14 (Nova Const.); as R. precentor, before Jan. 1215 (RSO I 252); as Robert precentor, 1213 x Jan. 1215 (Cart. Loders no. 30, also pd. from a text lacking witnesses, RSO I 225-6); and last, as R. precentor, 14 Nov. 1215 (C. 479, witnesses omitted in Sar. Chs. p. 79).
Can. (list 35). Occ. as Master T. precentor 6 Feb. 1217 (Rot. Litt. Claus. I 297a; cf. Pat. R. 1216-25 p. 63, where he occ. as official, not called precentor, 9 May 1217). Only other occ. as precentor is notice of his d., with full name, before 2 Dec. 1218 (RSO II 9).
Coll. 2 Dec. 1218, instal. 16 Dec. in succession to Thomas de Disci (RSO II 9). Sent to dioc. of London to collect alms for new cath., Dec. 1219 (ibid. p. 12). Compiler of RSO account of events in cath. chapter 1217-29 (list 2), and present at translation of Thomas Becket at Canterbury 7 July 1220 (RSO II 14). Occ. frequently. Dean, el. and instal. 20 Sept. 1220 (list 2).
Can. (list 65). Occ. as precentor twice only: (fn. 5) as Master William precentor 7 Oct. 1221 (Sar. Chs. p. 114) and with full name and title 17 Jan. 1222 (IV/C.4/29, pd. from other texts in Sar. Chs. p. 121 and Reg. Malmes. I 401). Presum. not to be identified with M. William de Badeston who occ. as official of bp. of Bath and Wells 1244, and as chanc. of Wells 1245 and 1249, who d. before 11 March 1251 (HMC Wells I 476, 470, 308, 89).
First occ., as G. precentor, 15 Apr. 1224 (Sar. Chs. pp. 164, 165), and as Geoffrey precentor 11 July 1224 (RSO II 22). Occ. several times. Last occ. after 15 Aug. 1226 (ibid. p. 60) and Oct. 1226 x Feb. 1227 (app. 1).
M. Roger of Salisbury (Theologus) (fn. 6) preb. Teinton, list 57
Can. (preb. Netheravon, list 43). First occ. as M. Roger precentor [March x July] 1227 and 5 July 1227 (Sar. Chs. pp. 183-4). (fn. 7) Occ. frequently. Bp. of Bath and Wells, el. before 3 Feb. 1244, temps. 10 May, cons. 11 Sept. (cf. Chron. Maj. IV 287).
Andrew of Lavagna (fn. 8) preb. Teinton, list 57
Nephew of pope Innocent IV, and so a member of Fieschi family; succeeded to preb. Teinton on conf. of Roger of Salisbury as bp. of Bath, 1244 (Chron. Maj. IV 287), and presum. also to precentorship. No precentor occ. in chapter lists of 31 May 1244 (Sar. Stats. p. 84, also pd. Cart. St Nich. p. 22) and 14 Oct. 1245 (Sar. Stats. pp. 298-9, also pd. Cart. St Nich. pp. 28- 9). First certain occ. as precentor 13 March 1252 (Reg. Innoc. IV no. 6252, not in CPL; cf. Reg. Innoc. IV no. 6726, cal. CPL I 288, and Reg. Innoc. IV nos. 7948, 8278, not in CPL). Occ. with full name and title 13 Apr. 1255 (Reg. Alex. IV no. 399, not in CPL). Prob. absentee. (fn. 9) D. Feb. 1270 (IV/E.3/Kenton/7; IV/E.3/Devon/3). Can. of Chartres, provost of estates in Normandy, commem. at Chartres 4 March (Cartulaire de Notre-Dame de Chartres, ed. E. de Lépinois and L. Merlet (3 vols., Chartres, 1862-5), III 56).
M. Stephen de Gurunvile or Goronvile (fn. 10)
Can. of Hereford. Instal. in succession to Andrew of Lavagna 18 Apr. 1270 (IV/E.5/Prebend of Teynton/8). Occ. 23 Feb. 1270/1 (Sar. Chs. p. 351) and 21 Dec. 1271 (Rot. Gravesend p. 50). Last occ., royal envoy in Paris, 28 Jan. 1272 (Diplom. Docs. I no. 433 p. 304). D. by 30 Aug. 1272 (Rot. Gravesend p. 52).
M. John de Burton (fn. 11) preb. Grantham Borealis, list 33
Subdean and preb. unident. (lists 11, 65). First occ. as precentor, adm. to preb. 30 Aug. 1272, in succession to Stephen de Gurunvile, (Rot. Gravesend p. 52). Also warden of De Vaux college from Sept. 1269 to d. (cart. De Vaux fo. 134v, and see VCH Wilts. III 384). Occ. as precentor several times. Last occ. May-June 1284 (app. 2). D. by 16 Nov. 1287 (Reg. Sutton I 103-4).
M. Ralph le Waleys (fn. 12) of Brightwell preb. Fordington, list 31
Occ. as M. Ralph le Waleys precentor once only, 4 Apr. 1288 (CCR 1279-88 p. 533). Rector of Brightwell Baldwin (Oxon), from 1265 (Rot. Gravesend p. 218), papal disp. to be promoted to archdcnry. of Wilts. notwithstanding defect of birth, 13 Feb. 1283 (Les Registres de Martin IV, ed. F. Olivier-Martin (Bibliothèque des Ecoles Françaises d' Athènes et de Rome, 2nd ser. xvi, 1901-35) no. 181, cal. CPL I 466). Therefore to be identified with M. Ralph of Brightwell, archdcn. of Wilts. (last occ. 11 July 1287, list 10), who occ. as precentor 14 Sept. 1288 (C. 516), Aug. 1289 (Records of Wardrobe and Household 1286-89, ed. B. F. Byerly and C. R. Byerly (1986), no. 1971) 1288 x 91 (I/11/Sarum 2/2; III/Sub-chanter) and 8 July 1294 (CPR 1292-1301 p. 79). Occ. several times as M. Ralph precentor and as Ralph precentor (cf. app. 3). Last occ., R. precentor, 26 Jan. 1294/5 (IV/M/theta 5).
M. William of Abingdon (fn. 13) prebs. unident., Horton, lists 65, 37
Archdcn. of Wilts. (list 10). First occ. as precentor 17 Dec. 1296 (III/Archdeacons). As precentor coll. to preb. Horton 20 Jan. 1298, inst. 24 Jan., notwithstanding papal prov. of preb. to George of Saluzzo (Reg. Gandavo II 565-7). Also occ. some time before 1 Apr. 1298 (I/13-15/Sarum 3/6). Last occ. 16 Feb. (Reg. Gandavo II 566-7). D. by 5 May 1298 (ibid. p. 574).
George of Saluzzo (fn. 14) preb. Charminster, list 26
Papal prov. of a preb. in expectation 28 Jan. 1297 (Reg. Bon. VIII no. 1658, cal. CPL I 568); disputed preb. Horton with M. William of Abingdon (above and list 37). First occ. as precentor 22 March 1299 (Reg. Sutton VIII 221). Also occ. 1 Apr. 1300 (CPR 1292-1301 p. 502). Claimed deanery of York 1312 (Reg. William Greenfield, ed. W. Brown and A. H. Thompson (Surtees Soc. cxlv, cxlix, cli-cliii, 1931-40) I 78-81, 90-1). Excomm. by abp. of York 1312 (see ibid. II pp. xxvii-xxx, and cf. Reg. Gandavo I 447-51). Exch. precentorship with Boniface of Saluzzo, his brother, for archdcnry. of Buckingham 28 Apr. 1319 (Reg. Martival I 133-5; 1 Fasti III 41).