The Register: Bramwra (continued)

Pages 85-86

Register and Records of Holm Cultram. Originally published by T Wilson & Son, Kendal, 1929.

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Bramwra (continued).

251. (C. pp. 208, 209).—The abbot of Holm and Bricius de Bramwra hold 12 acres of land at Bramwra, assessed before Robert de Ros with buildings, etc. at 11s. 6d. This they hold by the aforesaid ferm. They also hold there one acre of meadow of the purpresture worth 10d. yearly. The abbot and Bricius owe for the aforesaid ferm for 34 [read 24] years, 20s. And because they made the purpresture without warrant they are mulcted (in misericordia) and that acre of meadow is taken into the king's hand.

The abbot and Bricius hold 12 acres of land at Bramwra, assessed before G[eoffrey] de Langelay with buildings at 11s. 6d. This they hold by the aforesaid ferm. Of this land Bricius de Bramwra holds 8 acres with buildings, and the abbot holds all the remainder by these bounds:—on the water of Amot [Eamont] the land called Seynt Wolfriholm, from the top of the bank (costera) overhanging the said holm to the water of Amot in breadth, and in length from the top of the same bank as the dyke runs to the hedge (haya) on the Amot. Bricius pays the ferm, 11s. 6d. yearly, into the king's exchequer personally, for himself and the abbot. They may therefore occupy, quit of waste and reguard [c. 1255].

251a. (H. 2).—Royal mandate to the escheator or subescheator in Cumberland, who had amerced the abbot of Holm in respect of lands in Laisingby, Edenhale and Holm St. Wilfrid's, on pretence that they were held under Thomas de Multon of Gillisland, deceased, who held of the king in chief; in the courts of Laisingby and Burgh-on-Sands. [This may refer to the Thomas de Multon who died in 1313.]

251b. (H. 2).—Royal mandate to John de Euer, escheator beyond Trent, and his sub-escheator in Cumberland, not to molest the abbot of Holm contrary to the charter of king Richard I and the confirmation of Edward [I]. At Windsor, February 1st, 8 Edward II [1315].

251c. (H. 2).—Royal mandate to the sheriff of Cumberland to cause the statute of 3 Edward I to be observed, protecting the monks and the clergy from oppression by king's ministers and great men, who frequently quarter themselves on the houses and manors of ecclesiastics and consume their goods. Dated at Canterbury, 11th June, 8 Edward II [1315].