Church of (Great) Bedwyn (Wilts., royal manor), held by Bristoard the
priest, 1086 (cf. Charminster and Bere, list 26) and by his father 1066 (DB I
65c); given to cans. by bp. Osmund 1091 (carta). Conf. by pope 26 Nov.
1146 (PUE II no. 53 p. 209).
Preb. prob. in existence by c. 1150 (Psalter list). Preb. consisted of churches
of both Great and Little Bedwyn, conf. by Henry II 1158 (RSO I 203).
Augmented by bp. Jocelin by c. 1170 x 1184, and obliged to find 3 mortar
lights each night in cath. (RSO I 252; original ch. I/4/A-C/1; cf. HMC Var.
Coll. I 340). Mill at 'Ford' and land at Stoke (par. Bedwyn) perhaps passed
into preb. (Sar. Chs. pp. 215-25; cf. IV/E.1/Bedwyn/1). Compositions over
tithes, 1246-7, Sar. Chs. pp. 307-12; and for further deeds see C. 267, 269,
Pr.-preb.; cantoris side; term of residence c. 1270: Oct.-Dec.
1220s 50m.; 1226 50m.; c. 1284 50m.; 1291 £50
Occ. once only, this preb. temp. bp. Jocelin, perhaps c. 1170 x 1184 (RSO I
252, original ch. I/4/A-C/1).
Herbert of Bedwyn (fn. 1)
First occ. as can. 7 Jan. 1213/14 (Nova Const.) and 1213 x Jan. 1215 (Cart.
Loders no. 30). First occ. this preb. Oct. 1226 x Feb. 1227 (app. 1). Occ.
frequently. Last occ. 27-30 Dec. 1258 (C. 402-3).
M. Thomas de Wickhampton
First occ. as can., Thomas de Grano, prob. latter half of 1262, c. Nov.
(cart. De Vaux fos. 41v-42r, 43r-v, cf. ibid. fo. 26r, of 21 Feb. x 1 Nov.
1262) and prob. can. when occ. 29 June 1262 (B. 400). Also called 'de Grano'
26 June 1284 (Sar. Chs. p. 363). Usually called 'de Wickhampton'. Archdcn.
of Salisbury from before 18 Jan. 1275 (list 9). Occ. this preb. May-June 1284
(app. 2). No other occ. as preb. D. between Jan. 1307 and March 1309 (2
Fasti III 11).