38. THE FRIARS OF THE SACK OF CANTERBURY
The Friars of the Penance of Jesus Christ or
Friars of the Sack must have settled here before
1274, when the order was suppressed by the
Council of Lyons. Edward I gave them 3s. for
three days' food in 1289, (fn. 25) and a similar sum in
1297; there were thus probably only three friars
remaining at that time. The friary came to an
end some time before 1314, when there was a
dispute whether the land should escheat to the
crown or to Adam Hurice or Hurel. (fn. 26) The king
recovered it as an escheat, and the city paid the
crown a yearly rent of 10s. for it till 1402. (fn. 27)
The tenement continued to be known as 'the
house of the friars of the Sac,' and was held by
lease under the corporation of Canterbury in the
fourteenth century. In 1544 it was granted to Thomas Babington of Dethick, Derbyshire,
being at that time in the tenure of John Welett. (fn. 28)
It afterwards came into the hands of Sir James
Hales, kt., who granted it in 1551, in exchange
for other lands in Canterbury, to the mayor
and commonalty; the latter soon sold it to a
Mr. Bingham. The house was situated in
St. Peter's Street to the west of the Grey
Friars. (fn. 29)
||P.R.O. Exch. Accts. 352 (18); B.M. Add. MS.
7965, fol. 7b; the entry in Pat. 52 Hen. III, m. 12,
refers to the Friars of the Sack at Cambridge.
Abbrev. Plac. (Rec. Com.), 319; Arch, iii, 130;
Close, 8 Edw. II, m. 27.
||Pat. 3 Hen. IV, pt. 2, m. 21.
L. and P. Hen. VIII, xix (2), 527 (15).
||Bunce, Minutes of the City of Cant. No. i, xxviii;
Hasted, Cant. ii, 613 (ed. ii); Accts. of the City sub
annis 1367, 1393 (in the City archives); Arch. iii,
130-1; Hist. MSS. Com: Rep. ix, App. pt. i, 146b.