PREBENDARIES OF CHISWICK
See lists in Cats. I fo. 93r, II fo. 110/117v.
First preb. in cats., 'Edmundus'. Occ. as can. twice only: 1103/4 (WD 4 fo. 40/
44r-v, pd. in Rep. p. 65a), and 1104/5 (WD 4 fo. 19/23r-v, pd. in Rep. p. 61b). Possibly
to be identified with Edmund son of Algot, who occ. holding a mill in Stepney of bp.
of London in 1086 (Domesday Book 1 fo. 127b), and with Edmund brother of Raulf
son of Algot, who occ. early twelfth cent. (Liber Vitae Dunelm.: Facsimile, ed. A. H.
Thompson (Surtees Soc. cxxxvi) fo. 42r). Perhaps, therefore, brother of Ralph son of
Algod, preb. of Rugmere (see below p. 74).
William [de Mareni]
Occ. in cats. between Edmund and Nigel of Calne, 'Willelmus decanus'. Almost
certainly to be identified with William de Mareni, who does not occ. as can., but
became dean by July 1111. Prob. transf. to preb. of Totenhall after 1112 or 1113.
Nigel of Calne
Occ. in cats. between William [de Mareni] and Richard de Amanvilla, 'Nigellus
nepos Rogeri Sarum' (Cat. I), 'Nigellus' (Cat. II). Does not occ. as can. As chapl. of
king Henry I, occ. c. 1112-1120 (Regesta 11 nos. 1018-1231). Nephew of Roger Le
Poer, bp. of Salisbury (1107-39) (cf. Gesta Stephani, ed. K. R. Potter (1955) p. 48), and
father of Richard Fitz Neal (see below). Bp. of Ely, el. May, cons. Oct. 1133.
Richard de Amanvilla
Occ. in cats. between Nigel of Calne and Richard Fitz Neal, 'Ricardus de Amanvilla
[Amavilla, Cat. II]'. First occ. as can. before Apr. 1138 (Hale p. 124). (fn. 2) Last occ. c. 1140
or a little later (WD 4 fos. 30/34v-31/35r, pd. in Rep. p. 64b). (fn. 3)
Richard Fitz Neal
Occ. in cats. between Richard de Amanvilla and William Coroner, 'Ricardus
thesaurarius'. Prob. occ. this preb. 1181 (Hale p. 151; cf. G.F. p. 278). Occ. this preb.
before 1189 (A/34/806). King's treas., son of Nigel of Calne, preb. of Chiswick (see
above), bp. of Ely (1133-69) (see Dialogus de Scaccario, ed. C. Johnson (1950) pp.
xiv ff.). Bp. of London, el. Sept., cons. Dec. 1189.
Occ. in cats. between Richard Fitz Neal and Ralph of Ely, 'Willelmus Coroner'.
Not otherwise known.
Ralph of Ely
Occ. in cats. between William Coroner and Alan, 'Radulphus Helu'. Occ. as can.
[c. Jan. 1190 × 1192] (Hist. MSS. Comm., Rep. Var. Coll. vii 28; (fn. 5) Cheney, Eng. Bps.'
Chanceries p. 156 (fn. 6) ), and c. 1192 (D.S.R. II). Occ. prob. this preb. before May 1201
(A/29/332; cf. B.M., Harley MS. 6956 fo. 166v, from an original deed formerly in a St.
Paul's pyx). (fn. 7) Also archdcn. of Middlesex from c. 1198, to after Sept. 1203.
Occ. in cats. between Ralph of Ely and John Belemains, 'Alanus clericus domini
pape I. iii' (Cat. I), 'Alanus clericus domini pape' (Cat. II). Not otherwise known,
unless to be identified with M. Alan, English canonist at Bologna (see C. N. L.
Brooke, in Hist. St. Paul's p. 46). Innocent III was pope, el. Jan., crowned Feb. 1198;
d. July 1216.
Occ. in cats. between Alan and William of Bath, 'Johannes Belemens [Belemeyns,
Cat. II]'. Prob. transf. from preb. of Weldland to this preb. before Oct. 1217. First
occ. as can. 1225/6 (reg. J. Stokesley: Guildhall Libr., MS. 9531/11 fo. 152v), (fn. 1) and
perhaps earlier, [c. 1216 × ?Apr. 1222] (B.M., Harley MS. 6956 fo. 133r-v, from an
original deed formerly in St. Paul's pyx 'T'). (fn. 2) Occ. this preb. [Nov. 1229 × Jan. 1232]
(Gibbs no. 207), and on last certain occ., 26 June 1252 (Visitations 1249-52 p. 8), but
may occ. later, [1246 × March 1253] (A/39/1364), (fn. 3) and [May 1251 × Apr. 1254]
(A/9/281). (fn. 4) Commem. 9 Jan. (Obits. II fo. 107r, III fo. 94v), 29 Dec. (Obit. IV pp. 73,
105), 30 Dec. (WD 2 fo. 95/102r).
William of Bath
Occ. in cats. between John Belemains and Edmund of Bath, 'Willelmus de
Bathonia'. Occ. as can. once only, 17 Apr. 1255 (Reg. Alex. IV no. 496).
Edmund of Bath
Occ. in cats. between William of Bath and Richard de Gravesend, 'Edmundus de
Bathonia'. Occ. as can. twice only: 8 Aug. 1279 (A/25/1708), and 19 Apr. 1281 (C.C.R.
1279-88 p. 119). D. before Dec. 1292 (Reg. Winchelsey 11 1148).
M. Richard de Gravesend II
Occ. in cats. between Edmund of Bath and William de Scotho, 'Ricardus de
Gravesend [Gravesand, Cat. II]'. First occ. as can. 17 July 1289 (B.M., Harley
MS. 6956 fo. 30v, from an original deed formerly in St. Paul's 'in thecis'). Occ. this
preb. c. 1294 (Liber F valor). (fn. 5) Also successively archden. of London, by Sept. 1294;
treas. from before Sept. 1302, to d. in March 1330.