Final Concords For Lancashire, Part 1, 1189-1307. Originally published by Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, Edinburgh, 1899.
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York. 4 John.
No. 143.—At York, on Saturday in the feast of St. Clement at York (sic), 4 John [23rd November, 1202].
Between William, son of Arkill, (fn. 1) plaintiff, and Benedict, the chaplain of Tateham, tenant, of twenty acres of land with appurtenances in Tateham.
William released his right in the land to Benedict and his heirs, for which Benedict gave him 4 marks of silver.
"Lancastre—Westmeriland." 9 John.
No. 51.—At Westminster, on the Octave of St. Hilary, 9 John [20th January, 1208].
Between William, Prior of Cartmell, plaintiff, and Ralph de Buethum, deforciant, respecting common fishing in the water of Kent.
Ralph acknowledged the common of fishing of the said water of Kent to be the right of the Prior and of the Church of St. Michael of Cartmell, upon this wise, to wit, that when the water of Kent shall lie between the said Ralph's land of Swinesnese and Heuesholme, the fishing from opposite Swinesnese, by the head below Heuesholme—when the water lies upon the sand so that men can pass between land and water on either side,—shall be common throughout and for all, both to the Prior and his successors, and to Ralph and his heirs, down to the sea. When however the water of Kent shall lie close to Ralph's land of Arnuluesheued (fn. 2) or Heuesholme, on any portion of Heuesholme (ex quacumque parte de H.), or to the crags thereof, and there shall be pools there (Wellæ), lying close to the land and to the crags, these pools shall be solely, freely, and quietly to Ralph and his heirs, and all the remainder of the water shall be common, from the said Swinesnese by the head below Heuesholme, down to the sea. And when the water of Kent shall lie between the land of Cartmell and Heuesholme, the fishing shall be common from opposite Breidegate, by the head below Heuesholme, both to Ralph and his heirs, and to the Prior and his successors, unless the water shall lie hard upon the land of Cartmell (nisi eadem aqua jaceat firmiter ad terram de C.), and there shall be pools there. Then in that case those pools shall be solely, freely and quietly to the Prior and his successors. For this acknowledgment the Prior gave Ralph five marks of silver. (fn. 3)