PREBENDARIES OF PORTPOOL
See lists in Cats. I fo. 93r, II fo. 110/117v.
First preb. in cats., 'Theobaldus archidiaconus Essex'. Not otherwise known, but
had presum. d. or res. as archdcn. of Essex by June 1102 (cf. above p. 12).
Occ. in cats. between Theobald and Robert son of Wulfred, 'Astanus'. Not otherwise known.
Robert son of Wulfred
Occ. in cats. between Astan and Gilbert, 'Robertus filius Wluredi [Wuluredi, Cat.
II]'. First occ. as can. 1115/16 (A/24/1478 and WD 4 fos. 19/23v-20/24r, pd. in Rep.
pp. 61b-62a). Last certain occ. 1150/1 (B.M., Harley MS. 6956 fo. 84v, from missing
Liber F fo. 35), but may occ. later, [1138 × Sept. 1152] (WD 4 fo. 44/48r, pd. in Rep.
p. 66a), (fn. 1) and [Apr. 1138 × c. 1154] (Gibbs no. 176). (fn. 2) Brother of Geoffrey son of
Wulfred, preb. of Weldland (ibid.), and son of Wulfred son of Goldman, preb. of
Occ. in cats. between Robert son of Wulfred and Robert de Clifford, 'Gilebertus
nepos archidiaconi'. Not otherwise known. Possibly related to Theobald, archdcn. of
Essex, preb. of Portpool (see above). Possibly to be identified with M. Gilbert, who
occ. as can. [1163 × 72] (G.F.L. nos. 383-4), and [1170 × 72] (G.F.L. no. 391), but
Robert de Clifford also occ. on latter occasion (see below).
Robert de Clifford
Occ. in cats. between Gilbert and William de La Fere, 'Robertus de Clifford'. First
occ. as can. [1170 × 72] (G.F.L. no. 391), and before 1174 (A/23/1721, pd. in Rep. p.
24a-b). (fn. 5) Occ. as can. c. 1192 (D.S.R. I). Last occ. [March 1204 × Feb. 1215] (Gibbs
M. William de La Fere
Occ. in cats. between Robert de Clifford and William Heremita, 'Willelmus de
Lafere'. Occ. as can. 1217/18 (A/29/331). Prob. to be identified with M. William de
Fer', who occ. not called can. 19 Oct. 1226, nephew of Peter of Ste.-Mère-Eglise,
Occ. in cats. between William de La Fere and Roger de Orsett, 'Willelmus
Heremita'. Occ., not called can., together with M. William de Fer', prob. his predecessor, 19 Oct. 1226 (A/66/1). Occ. prob. as can. between June 1235 and June 1236
(reg. J. Stokesley: Guildhall Libr., MS. 9531/11 fo. 54v). First certain occ. as can.
[Nov. 1229 × June 1236] (A/29/366). (fn. 6) Last occ. [Apr. 1234 × Dec. 1237] (cart. of
Walden: B.M., Harley MS. 3697 fo. 40r), (fn. 1) and [c. 1231 × Dec. 1237] (Gibbs no.
153). (fn. 2)
M. Roger de Orsett
Occ. in cats. between William Heremita and Edmund Brito, 'Rogerus de Oresethe
[Orsete, Cat. II]'. First occ. as can. 1 Aug. 1239 (A/38/1220). Occ. this preb. 1241
(A/24/608). Also precentor by May 1241, to 1243 or later.
Occ. in cats. between Roger de Orsett and Arcadulfus Burgund', 'Edmundus
Brytho [Brito, Cat. II]'. Not otherwise known, unless to be identified with Edmund Le
Breton, who became rector of Tickhill (Yorks., West), 17 Feb. 1239 (Reg. W. Gray,
ed. J. Raine (Surtees Soc. lvi) p. 84).
Occ. in cats. between Edmund Brito and Philip son of John, 'Arcalduldus Burging' '
(Cat. I), 'Arcadulfus Burgund' ' (Cat. II). Not otherwise known, unless cat. order at
fault and name corrupt form of Adenulf: M. Adenulf dei Conti of Anagni occ. as can.
of St. Paul's 20 Sept. 1276 (C.P.R. 1272-81 p. 161 and see below p. 91).
Philip son of John son of Geoffrey
Occ. in cats. between Arcadulfus Burgund' and Robert de Stowe, 'Philippus filius
Johannis filius Galfridi [Cat. II omits filius Galfridi]'. Occ. as clk. of London dioc.
between 12 Nov. 1259 and 1 May 1260 (Westminster, D. & C., Ch. 8581). D. by 23
May 1266 (Westminster, D. & C., Ch. 8591).
M. Robert de Stowe
Occ. in cats. between Philip son of John and Dionysius de Crienciis, 'Robertus de
Stowe'. First certain occ. as can. 29 Apr. 1280 (C.P.R. 1272-81 p. 368), but prob. can.
when occ. 8 Jan. 1279 (A/25/1708). Said to be 'novam inchoans residenciam', 28
Sept. 1281 (Statutes p. 188). Last occ. 29 May 1283 (Reg. J. Pecham 11 64), and 1283
(Hale p. 167).
Dionysius de Crienciis
Occ. in cats. between Robert de Stowe and Gilbert de Segrave, 'Dionisius de
Crienciis'. Occ. this preb. c. 1294 (Liber F valor). (fn. 4)
M. Gilbert de Segrave
Occ. in cats. between Dionysius de Crienciis and Thomas de Segrave, 'magister
Gilbertus de Segrave [Cat. II omits magister]'. First occ. as can. 24 June 1301 (Reg. S.
de Gandavo, ed. C. T. Flower and M. C. B. Dawes (Canterbury and York Soc. xl,
xli) 1 58), 1301 (WD 16 fo. 166/168v) and [May 1299 × Sept. 1302] (B.M., Harley
MS. 6956 fo. 131v, from an original deed formerly in St. Paul's pyx 'T'). (fn. 6) Also
precentor by June 1306, to Nov. 1313.