Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 4, Salisbury. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1991.
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Manor of Beaminster (Dorset) part of pre-Conquest episcopal estates of Sherborne (see AS Chs. Sherborne pp. xxxviii-xxxix, lvii, lviii, 47; DB I 77b). One of 'villas preter militum terras' given to cans. by bp. Osmund in 1091 (carta). Conf. by pope 26 Nov. 1146 (PUE II no. 53 p. 209).
Two prebs. prob. in existence by c. 1150 (Psalter list). In 1220s called 'Beymenistr' Valentin' and 'Beymenistr' Rogeri' (C. 462, pd. Sar. Chs. p. 207; cf. RSO II 72; cf. also C. 511, of c. 1284). Called Prima and Secunda c. 1270 (C. 461) and 1284 (app. 2). Both prebs. called 'Beyminister' without distinction 1291 (Taxatio p. 181b).
This preb. said by Jones, Fasti p. 357, to be called 'in an ancient document "Beminster Savarici"', but this source has not been traced. Savaric occ. as archdcn. [? of Salisbury], 1174 x 84 (list 9) and as treas. from before 1188 to his el. as bp. of Bath 26 Dec. 1191 (list 5); preb. Heytesbury in 1180s (list 35).]
Already a Master, but not yet can. 1219 (RSO I 357; cf. Reg. Malmes. I 398); last occ. without title of can. 26 March 1222 (RSO I 323). First occ. as can. 29 Sept. 1225 (ibid. II 38). (fn. 1) Occ. preb. Beminster, perhaps this preb., Oct. 1226 x Feb. 1227 (app. 1), and preb. called 'Beymenistr' Rogeri' 1220s (C. 462, pd. Sar. Chs. p. 207). Occ. several times. Last occ., by proxy, 9 Sept. 1228 (RSO II 104, 110; cf. HMC Var. Coll. I 354).]
First occ. as can. 4 Oct. 1262 (Sar. Stats. p. 100, also pd., but with defective date, RSO I 354; cf. Sar. Chs. pp. 336-7, of Dec. 1262). Occ. this preb. May-June 1284 (app. 2). Occ. frequently (cf. app. 3). Resident can. 29 Aug. 1285 (HMC Var. Coll. I 344). Transf. to preb. Coombe (list 28), presum. some time before 3 March 1298 (see below).
M. Richard de Bello (fn. 2)
Coll. to this preb. 3 March 1298 in succession to John de Polbergh (Reg. Gandavo II 571). Exch. with Henry de Nassington for preb. Grantham Australis, pres. 10 June, adm. 27 June 1298 (list 32). Also preb. of Hereford, coll. 1305, d. by 1326 (2 Fasti II 38). No evidence for identification with Richard de Hadingham or Lafford, of Hereford 'Mappa Mundi', and not to be confused with man of same name (who does not occ. as Master), who was preb. Lafford and treas. Lincoln, who d. perhaps 4 Nov. 1278 (1 Fasti III 20, 73).
M. Henry de Nassington (fn. 3)