Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 5, Chichester. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1996.
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LIST 7 ARCHDEACONS WITHOUT TERRITORIAL TITLE
As Ricoard archdcn. he made a gift to Lewes priory in Moulscombe (Patcham parish) before 1118 (Early Yorks. Chs. VIII, ed. C. T. Clay (Yorks. Archaeol. Soc., 1949) no. 13; cf. Chart. Lewes I 13). Prob. to be identified with Ricoard, tenant of William de Warenne in Patcham 1086 (DB I 26b). His association with Lewes may suggest that he was a monastic archdcn.
Occ. at Battle abbey 11 Nov.  (Chron. Battle p. 126) and attests three chs. for Battle from same time (Acta nos. 4-6; for date see list 4, n. 34). Also attests a ch. of bp. Ralph Luffa for Lewes priory, before 14 Dec. 1123, which although spurious, may preserve a genuine witness clause (Acta no. 10). Both Battle and Lewes were to be in the archdcnry. of Lewes.
Occ. twice only: 12 Apr. 1125 × 1145, perhaps after 1131 (Acta no. 16); and on or shortly after 25 Apr. 1147 (Early Yorks. Chs. VIII, ed. C. T. Clay (Yorks. Archaeol. Soc., 1949) no. 32). Mayr-Harting suggests a possible identification with Robert, nephew of bp. Seffrid I, who occ. 1130 (Pipe Roll 31 Hen. I p. 70; see Acta pp. 8-9).