LISTS PREBENDARIES OF BARTONSHAM
Bartonsham, now part of Hereford, formed part of the manor of Bertune in the
11th cent.; in 1086 4 clks. held 4½ hides of the manor, and this preb. is perhaps a
survival of one of these holdings (DB I 181c; discussed by J. Barrow, 'A
Lotharingian in Hereford' pp. 37-8). By the late 13th cent. the preb. of
Berchomesham, whose endowments consisted of a car. at Bartonsham, was assessed
at £19 19s in the taxation of pope Nicholas c. 1291 (Taxatio p. 169b) and at 18m
in a list entered into bp. Swinfield's register in 1294 (Reg. Swinfield p. 305, where
referred to as Berthonesham). Valor III 10 assesses the preb. at £17 18s 10½d.
M. William de Ria
Can. of Hereford, preb. unspecified, by 1206 × 1215 (Gloucester Original Acta
no. 37, where dated 1205 × 1215, but must be later than 1206 because William of
Kilpeck is referred to as prec.); archdcn. of Hereford by a point between 18 Dec.
1216 and 16 Apr. 1219 (see archdcns. of Hereford, list 6). Occ. as archdcn. of
Hereford and preb. of Bartonsham 27 Oct. 1221 × 26 Oct. 1222, in the third year
of Hugh Foliot's pontificate (cart. St Guthlac fo. 74v, no. 315), and 1216 × 1230,
prob. 27 Oct. 1221 × 26 Oct. 1222 (ibid. fo. 75r, no. 316). (fn. 45) William had been
succeeded as archdcn. by 1234 (see archdcns. of Hereford), and must have d.
between 1224 and 1234. Commem., as archdcn., 22 Oct. (app. 1 fo. 42r).
Thomas de Fauconberg
Archdcn. of Essex and preb. of St Paul's from before Oct. 1228 to 7 Nov. 1243
× 1 Aug. 1248 (1 Fasti I 13, 62-3); he occ. as archdcn. of Essex in a Hereford ch.
of 1234 × 1239 (Hereford ch. no. 1409), which suggests that he was already a
can. of Hereford; he was certainly a member of the chapter by 26 Sept. 1241 (Reg.
Swinfield p. 91). His preb. is specified in 1243 as the one previously held by M.
William de Ria, and is clearly Bartonsham, since there is a reference to a dispute
over a weir with William Devereux (Curia Regis Rolls 1242-3 p. 323, no. 1653).
D. before 23 March 1266 (1 Fasti I 13).
M. Tedisius de Camilla
Royal clk.; ineffective gr. of archdcnry. of York 1266 (1 Fasti VI 35); can. of
Salisbury by 1272 (ibid. IV 109). Received a gr. of the preb. of Bartonsham in
episcopal vacancy, 9 Dec. 1268 (CPR 1262-72 p. 306). Became dean of
Wolverhampton 10 June 1269 (ibid. p. 310 and cf. VCH Staffs. III 330), holding
the office until his d., which occ. before 15 Sept. 1295 (CPR 1292-1301 p. 147),
in which case the Thedisius de Camilla, can. of Wolverhampton, who occ. 26 Apr.
1298 (ibid. pp. 346-7), must presumably be a younger kinsman.
? William de Sarreta (of Gruyère)
Can. of Hereford (list 36); res. a preb. at Hereford cath. by the hand of William
de Bonevile before 2 Oct. 1277 when it was gr. by bp. Cantilupe to M. Adam de
Fileby (Reg. Cantilupe p. 136). This preb. may have been Bartonsham which Adam
held at his d. William occ. as cantor and chanc. of Lausanne cath., offices which
he held simultaneously, between 1242 and 1272 (Helvetia Sacra I/4, Archidiocèses
et diocèses, La diocèse de Lausanne (VI
siècle-1821), de Lausanne et Genève
(1821-1925), et de Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (depuis 1925), ed. P. Braun
(Basel and Frankfurt am Main, 1988) p. 217; cf. also reference to him as chanc.
of Lausanne cath., Reg. Cantilupe p. 138). The reference to him as treas. of
Lausanne (ibid. p. 136) is prob. an error.
M. Adam de Fileby
Can. of Hereford by 16 Oct. 1275 (Reg. Cantilupe p. 17), preb. not specified
(see list 36). Bp. Cantilupe coll. him 2 Oct. 1277 to a preb. previously held
by William de Sarreta, treas. or chanc. of Lausanne cath. (Reg. Cantilupe p.
136): this may have been the preb. of Bartonsham. Coll. to the deanery by
bp. Cantilupe in or before Jan. 1280 (Reg. Cantilupe p. 253 and cf. Yates,
'Bishop Peter' p. 314), but dean John of Aigueblanche won his case to hold
on to the deanery and Fileby's coll. was therefore void. By 31 Aug. 1280
Cantilupe had appd. him archdcn. of Shropshire (see archdcns. of Shropshire,
list 7). D. by 15 June 1287 when his preb. of Bartonsham was gr. to M. Gilbert
de Swinfield (Reg. Swinfield p. 526). Also parson of Aldech in the dioc. of
Lincoln, where Edward I presented his successor in late June 1287 (CPR 1281-
92 p. 271).
M. Gilbert de Swinfield
Previously preb. of Woolhope (i.e. Gorwell and Overbury) (see list 16). Coll.
to chancellorship 20 Jan. 1287 (Reg. Swinfield p. 526; and see list 5). Coll. to the
preb. of Bartonsham, vac. by the d. of M. Adam de Fileby, 15 June 1287 (Reg.
Swinfield p. 526). Royal protection to go abroad to study, 6 Sept. 1290 (CPR 1281-
92 p. 384 and cf. p. 381). Occ. as preb. of Bartonsham c.1291 (Taxatio p. 169b,
Berchomesham), and 2 March 1297 (Cal. Chanc. Rolls 1277-1326 p. 25). D. by
4 Aug. 1299 when his preb. of Bartonsham was given to Richard de Swinfield
(Reg. Swinfield p. 531); his house was also given to Richard, 30 Sept. 1299 (ibid.
[M. William de Sardene
See list 11.]
Richard de Swinfield
Previously preb. of Hinton (list 18). Coll. to the preb. of Bartonsham by bp.
Richard de Swinfield, 4 Aug. 1299 (Reg. Swinfield p. 531). D. by 3 Aug. 1311 (2
Fasti II 14).