Lyme and Halstock


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Diana E. Greenway

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'Prebendaries: Lyme and Halstock', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: volume 4: Salisbury (1991), pp. 81-82. URL: Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Lands in Lyme and Halstock (both Dorset) among early endowments of church of Sherborne (AS Chs. Sherborne pp. xxxviii-xxxix, nos. 2, 3, of 774 and 841), conf. in foundation ch. of abbey 998 (ibid. no. 11; see also ibid. pp. xxxiii-xxxv). Churches of Lyme and Halstock conf. to abbey by pope 5 Feb. 1146 (Mon. Ang. I 338-9, cal. PUE III no. 51) and 5 June 1163 (Mon. Ang. I 339).

Both churches gr. by abbot to cath. as preb. 6 June 1191 (Sar. Chs. p. 48, original ch. IV/E.5/Prebend of Lyme & Halstock/7), composition same date (Sar. Chs. pp. 50-1, original ch. IV/E.5/Prebend of Lyme & Halstock/1); declared exempt from archidiaconal jurisdiction Apr. or May 1193 (RSO I 243- 4, original ch. IV/E.5/Prebend of Lyme & Halstock/2; RSO I 247-8, original ch. IV/E.5/Prebend of Lyme & Halstock/3). Preb. added to Psalter list. By 1291 Halstock a chapel of Lyme (Taxatio p. 181b).

Deeds concerning preb., IV/E.5/Prebend of Lyme & Halstock/5, 6, 8 (cf. Sar. Chs. pp. 248-9, HMC Var. Coll. I 370); Reg. Gandavo I 90-1.

Subdcn.-preb.; decani side; term of residence c. 1270: Oct.-Dec.


1220s 32m.; 1226 32m.; c. 1284 25m.; 1291 £16 13s. 4d.


Simon of Wells son of Robert alias de Camera

Occ. this preb. twice: Apr. or May 1193 (RSO I 243, 247-8; cf. Cart. Reading I no. 204 and Sar. Chs. p. 46) and Apr. 1200 (Innoc. III, Cal. Letters no. 220). Royal clk.; archdcn. of Wells; provost of Beverley; preb. of London (1 Fasti I 33). Bp. of Chichester, el. 4 × 9 Apr. 1204, cons. 11 July, temps. before 3 Aug.

Stephen de Normandis dei Conti

'S. Romanus' occ. this preb. Oct. 1226 × Feb. 1227 (app. 1). To be identified as Stephen de Normandis, cardinal-dcn. of S. Adriano, 1216-28, cardinal-pr. of S. Maria in Trastevere, 1229 to d. 8 Dec. 1254; nephew of pope Innocent III. Fined for non-residence Feb. 1227 (RSO II 77), absent abroad 9 Sept. 1228 (ibid. p. 104). Unnamed as this preb., occ. by proxy 19 Oct. 1233 (Sar. Chs. p. 229). Also preb. of Lincoln (1 Fasti III 80; cf. RSO I 384-6) and York (York Minster Fasti II 50). (fn. 1)

Henry de la Estane

Occ. twice only: as can. 28 Dec. 1255 (C. 398), and this preb., having papal disp. for plurality, 18 Jan. 1257 (Reg. Alex. IV no. 1614, wrongly translated CPL I 341).

M. Jordan of Wimborne (fn. 2)

Archdcn. of Derby, 1278-9, archdcn. of Chester, 1280-2 (both Lichfield dioc.). First occ. as can. 19 May 1280 (CPR 1272-81 p. 370). Occ. this preb. May-June 1284 (app. 2). Last occ. as can. 10 May 1288 (app. 3).

M. James of Spain (fn. 3)

Preb. of London (1 Fasti I 80), Lincoln (ibid. III 60), Exeter, Lichfield, Wells, York (York Minster Fasti II 42), Dublin. First occ. as can. 7 July 1300 (Reg. Bon. VIII no. 3691, cal. CPL I 589). Occ. this preb. 26 Sept. 1302 (Reg. Gandavo I 91). Exch. preb. with John de Melbourne for preb. of Chester-le-Street, 3 Dec. 1330 (2 Fasti III 64).


1 See also Sayers, Papal Govt. pp. 240, 242, and index sub Normandis.
2 ? Wimborne Minster, Dorset.
3 Illegitimate son of Alfonso X, king of Castile, and half-nephew of queen Eleanor. For his career, see Biog. Ox. III 1736-8.