PREBENDARIES OF RUGMERE
See lists in Cats. I fo. 95v, II fo. 111/118v.
Ralph son of Algod
First preb. in cats., 'Radulphus filius Algodi'. First certain occ. as can. 1104/5
(WD 4 fo. 19/23r-v, pd. in Rep. p. 61b), but perhaps to be identified with Ralph the
can., who held Rugmere of cans.' demesne in 1086 (Domesday Book 1 fo. 127b). Last
occ. 1132/3 (WD 4 fo. 53/57r-v, pd. in Rep. p. 67b). Perhaps to be identified with the
citizen of London who occ. 1125 (cart. of Holy Trinity, Aldgate: B.M., Lansdowne
MS. 448 fo. 9v), and 1137 (Round, Commune of London pp. 101-2). Perhaps to be
identified also with Raulf son of Algot, who occ. early twelfth cent. (Liber Vitae
Dunelm.: Facsimile, ed. A. H. Thompson (Surtees Soc. cxxxvi) fo. 42r), and therefore
perhaps brother of Edmund, preb. of Chiswick (see above pp. 40-1).
William son of Ralph
Occ. in cats. between Ralph son of Algod and Ralph de Chiltone, 'Willelmus filius
eius', i.e. son of Ralph son of Algod. Perhaps to be identified with William son of
Ralph who occ., not as can., [Apr. 1138 × c. 1152] (WD 4 fo. 29/33v, pd. in Rep. p.
64a). (fn. 1)
Ralph de Chiltone (fn. 2)
Occ. in cats. between William son of Ralph and John Witing, 'Radulphus de
Chilton. [Chilthone, Cat. II]'. Apparently not appd. until after c. 1181, when still
called clk. (G.F.L. no. 446, cf. nos. 365, 440-1). First occ. as can. c. Dec. 1182
(A/21/1577), (fn. 3) and 1183/4 (G.F.L. no. 403). Last occ. [1186 × 87] (G.F.L. no. 408).
M. John Witing (fn. 4)
Occ. in cats. between Ralph de Chiltone and Cinthius the Roman, 'Johannes
Wyting [Witung, Cat. II]'. Apparently not appd. until after c. Jan. 1190, in or after
which date still called clk. (Cheney, Eng. Bps.' Chanceries p. 156). First occ. as can.
[c. 1190 × 1192] (B.M., Harley MS. 6956 fo. 160v, from an original deed formerly in
St. Paul's pyx 'H'), (fn. 5) and c. 1192 (D.S.R. I). Last certain occ. as can. 1 March 1223
(A/29/344), but may occ. later, [1222 × March 1226] (A/33/753; A/36/1020). (fn. 6) Commem. 1 Sept. (Obit. IV pp. 70, 95), but apparently this was originally the date of
commem. of John's father, William (Obit. II fo. 109r).
M. Cinthius the Roman
Occ. in cats. between John Witing and William de Rising, 'Einchius Romanus'.
'Einchius' otherwise unknown, and cats. must be in error for 'Cinthius'. First occ. as
can. before June 1229 (B.M., Harley MS. 6956 fo. 133r, from an original deed formerly
in St. Paul's pyx 'T'). (fn. 7) Occ. as can. 17 Dec. 1231 (Chron. Maj. 111 210). Last occ. as
can. [1231 × 37] (Gibbs nos. 113-14). Commem. 6 Nov. (Obits. II fo. 109v, III fo.
96v, IV pp. 72, 100). Prob. to be identified with Cinthius, papal subdeacon and
chapl. (cf. Reg. Greg. IX nos. 227, 249, 333, 340, 4794), and with Cinthius de Sancto
Eustachio, papal subdeacon and chapl., who occ. June 1238 (cart. of Binham: B.M.,
Cotton MS. Claud. D. xiii fo. 124v), and occ. as can. of Rheims, Apr. 1242 (ibid. fo.
M. William de Rising (fn. 8)
Occ. in cats. between Cinthius the Roman and Nicholas de Bladintone, 'Willelmus
de Rising [Ristag', Cat. II] archidiaconus Lond.'. Occ., not called can., 11 July 1218
(cart. of Waltham: B.M., Harley MS. 391 fo. 113r), [1218 × 19] (Gibbs no. 195), and
11 July 1223 (B.M., Harley MS. 6956 fo. 165v, from an original deed formerly in a
St. Paul's pyx). Does not occ. as can., but precentor, [June 1225 × May 1226];
archdcn. of London by March 1234, to some time before June 1236. Presum. held an
unident. preb. before d. or res. of Cinthius the Roman.
M. Nicholas de Bladintone
Occ. in cats. between William de Rising and Walter Niger, 'Nicholas de Bladintone
[Bladinthone, Cat. II]'. Occ. as can. once only, between June 1235 and June 1236
(reg. J. Stokesley: Guildhall Libr., MS. 9531/11 fo. 54v).
M. Walter Niger
Occ. in cats. between Nicholas de Bladintone and Richard de Wendover, 'Walterus
Niger'. Occ., not yet can., [Oct. 1229 × June 1230] (Gibbs no. 64; cf. Gibbs no. 241
of [May 1225 × July 1228]). (fn. 1) Said to have begun residence at Michaelmas and to have
d. at the following Christmas, prob. 1238 (Statutes p. 187; (fn. 2) cf. Reg. Greg. IX no.
4406). Brother of Roger Niger, bp. of London (1229-41) (Gibbs no. 64).
M. Richard de Wendover
Occ. in cats. between Walter Niger and Walter de Salerne, 'Ricardus de Wendover'. Appd. by bp. after Dec. 1238, in succession to Walter Niger, and said to be
resident can., evidently transferring from preb. of Nesden to this preb. ('commutavit',
Statutes p. 187). Last occ. as can. 5 Jan. 1251 (A/30/461). D. 1252 (Chron. Maj. v 299).
Commem. 5 March (Obits. II fo. 107v, III fo. 95r, IV pp. 64, 78). So presum. d.
March 1252 or March 1253.
M. Walter de Salerne
Occ. in cats. between Richard de Wendover and Rostand, 'Walterus de Salerne'.
Occ., not called can., holding land in parish of St. Botulph without Aldersgate, 1246
(St. Barts. Hosp., box St. Botulph, no. 1208; cf. Moore, St. Barts. 1 430 n.). Occ. as
can. once only, [May 1251 × Apr. 1254] (A/9/281). (fn. 3) Also dean from Apr. 1254 to 1257,
Occ. in cats. between Walter de Salerne and Jordan, 'Rostandus [Rastandus, Cat.
II]'. Does not occ. in St. Paul's documents. Papal subdeacon and collector. Occ. in
England Sept. 1255-June 1256, Feb.-July 1257, and from March 1258 to d. (Lunt,
Financial Relations pp. 615-16). Res. preb. of St. Paul's to become a monk, before
Feb. 1259 (Ann. Dunstable, Ann. Mon. 111 214), but preb. not mentioned in papal
conf. of various benefices, 18 Jan. 1259 (Reg. Alex. IV no. 2812). D. before 29 Oct.
1261 (Reg. Urbain IV no. 25).
John of Crakehall (fn. 4)
Said to have been granted preb. by dean and chapter, in succession to Rostand,
before Feb. 1259 (Ann. Dunstable, Ann. Mon. 111 214), presum. by nom. of king (cf.
Gerv. Cant. (cont.) 11 208). But ousted by papal nominee, Jordan Piruntus (see below).
D. 1260 (Rot. Gravesend p. 215).
Occ. in cats. between Rostand and Osbert the Roman, 'Jordanus vicecancellar'
domini pape'. Papal nominee in succession to Rostand, instal. 27 Feb. 1259 (Ann.
Dunstable, Ann. Mon. 111 214: 'quidam Romanus'). Papal vice-chanc.; cardinal deacon
of SS. Cosma e Damiano, prov. May 1262, d. Oct. 1269 (Hierarchia Catholica
Medii Aevi, ed. C. Eubel (Münster, 1913-23) 1 49).
Osbert the Roman
Occ. in cats. between Jordan Piruntus and William de Chaddleshunt, 'Osbertus
Romanus'. Occ. this preb. c. 1294 (Liber F valor). (fn. 1) Abp.'s mandate for restoration in
place of Reginald de Sancto Albano, who does not otherwise occ. in this preb.,
11 Apr. 1303 (Reg. Winchelsey 11 774, where he is called 'Obert').