Liber albus I
Fols. 21-40

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'Liber albus I: Fols. 21-40', Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean & Chapter of Wells: volume 1 (1907), pp. 20-47. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=67365 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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liiii. Gift by Richard de Camvilla to St. Andrew Wells, for a perpetual prebend, of the church of Hengstrig' (Hengstring'), saving the right of John son of Luke, then parson thereof, grantor having resigned his right to Reginald bishop of Bath. Witnesses: *Richard archbishop of Canterbury, Gilbert bishop of London, Bartholomew bishop of Exeter, Roger bishop of Worcester, John bishop of Chichester, Richard bishop of Chester, Adam bishop of St. Asaph, Master Walter de Constantiis archdeacon of Oxenford keeper of the king's seal, Walter precentor of Salisbury, Geoffrey archdeacon of Bercasire, Master Peter of Blois, William de Sancta Fide.
R.I. f. 21: III. f. 159d., where the witnesses' names * are found.

Iv. Confirmation by Gerard de Camvill, in the presence of Richard archbishop of Canterbury, John bishop of Norwich, Baldwin bishop of Worcester, Sefrith (*Sefrid) bishop of Chichester, and Randolf de Glanvill justice of England, of the gift made by Richard his father to Rainaud bishop of Bath and his successors and the church of Wells of the church of Hengstring' as a prebend. Dated Westminster, in the King's chamber, 1182. Witnesses: *Herbert archdeacon of Canterbury, Richard archdeacon of Ely, Peter archdeacon of Bath, Jocelin archdeacon of Chichester, Hubert Walter, William de Glanville clerk, Osbert de camera, Bald[win] chancellor of Salisbury, Helias de Chiuel[ai], Hugh de Gahirst, Thomas Brut, William and Joc' chaplains, Roger son of Reinfr[id], Thomas son of Bernard, Michael Belet, Gilbert Malet, William Basset, Ralph son of Stephen the chamberlain, William son of Stephen, William Ruffus, William de Bendeng', Robert de Witefeld, Robert Poher, John de Sanford, Henry de Novo mercato, Eustace de Baillul, William Torel, Robert (sic) de Coleville constable of London, Hugh de Canvill, William de Canvill.
R.I. f. 21: III., f. 160, where the witnesses' names * are found.

Ivi. Omnibus etc. Eustak' de Camvill' (Chanuill') salutem. Ad omnium volo noticiam pervenire quod cum ego in languore posita essem apud Hengestr' propter demandam Walteri de Dunstanvill' de manerio de / Scaudeford. quod exigit a domino meo et me, et essem sine servicio ecclesiastico, feci hanc cartam canonicis Wellensis ecclesie et magistro Alexandro canonico prebende de Hengestr', ut si permiserint me habere servicium meum in loco competenti extra ecclesiam et capellam, promitto eis in bona fide et per cartam presentem me obligo quod completo termino languoris istius nunquam decetero vendicabo servicium predictum. Et hoc observandum fide mediante.
R.I. f. 21: III. f. 373.

Writing of Richard archbishop of Canterbury, John bishop of Norwich, Baldwin bishop of Worcester, and Sefrid bishop of Chichester, reciting the grant by Richard de Camvill to the church of Wells of the church of Hengstr' as a perpetual prebend, and the confirmation of the same by Gerard de Camvill son and heir of the said Richard, and declaring that this was done in their presence, and in that of Randolf de Glanvill the justice, Roger son of Reinfrid and others of the Exchequer, also of Herbert archdeacon of Canterbury, *Richard archdeacon of Ely, Peter archdeacon of Bath, William archdeacon of Gloucester, Joc[elin] archdeacon of Chichester, Ralph archdeacon of Hereford, Osbert de camera, Hubert Walter, William de Glanvill clerk, Baldwin chancellor of Salisbury, Hugh de Gaherst, Elyas de Chiuelai, Stephen de Clai, Thomas Brito, William and Joc' chaplains, Thomas son of Bernard, Michael Belet, William Basset, Gilbert Malet, Ralph son of Stephen, William son of Stephen, William Ruffus, William de Bendeng', Robert de Witefeld, Robert Poher, John de Sanford, Henry de Novo mercato, Eustace de Bailluel, William Torel, Gilbert (sic) de Colevill constable of London, Hugh de Canvill, William de Canvill.
R.I. f. 21d.: III. f. 160, where the names from *are found

lvii. General confirmation by Richard archbishop of Canterbury primate and legate of all gifts made to the church of Wells, in churches or prebends, as confirmed by Reginald bishop of Bath. Witnesses: *Waler[an] arch [deacon] of Bayeux, Henry Baioc', William de Sottindon, Roger Norwic', Geoffrey the clerk, etc.
R.I. f. 21d.: III. f. 192, where the witneses' names are found.

lviii. Confirmation by Reginald bishop of Bath of a gift made by Richard de Camvill to the church of St. Andrew in Wells of the church of Hengstr' (*Hengestrig'). Witnesses: Alexander dean of Wells, *Thomas archdeacon of Wells, Robert and Godfrey archdeacon of Bath, William de Cerda and Joscelin chaplains, Master Ralph de Lichelad, Roger de Duuelie, Stephen de Tornaco, Thomas de Tornaco, Master Nicholas de Luuers, Hamelin de Columbariis steward, Richard de Ken, Stephen de Waleton, Richard the chamberlain, Serlo the butler, Richard the marshal.
R.I. f. 21d.: III. f. 160d., where the names from * are found.

lix. Formal attestation by Roger bishop of Worcester (Wingor') of a gift made by Richard de Camvill to the church of St. Andrew Wells of the church of Hengestr' (Hengistrigg), quantum ad laicum et domiuum fundi spectal, and a cession of his right therein to Reginald bishop of Bath, in the presence of the said bishop Roger, Richard archbishop of Canterbury, Gilbert bishop of London, B. bishop of Exeter, Robert bishop of Hereford, John bishop of Chichester, Richard bishop of Chester, and Adam bishop of St. Asaph.
R.I. f. 21d.: III. f. 161.

lx. Formal attestation by Richard archbishop of Canterbury of a gift of the church of Hengestr' (Hengestrig') free of all service made by Richard de Cambill to the church of Wells for a perpetual prebend in the hand of R. bishop of Bath, saving the right of John son of Luke then parson thereof, in the presence of the said archbishop, G. bishop of London, R. bishop of Winchester, G. bishop of Ely, B. bishop of Exeter, R. bishop of Worcester, R. bishop of Chester, J. bishop of Chichester, and A. bishop of St. Asaph. Also witnesses: *Master Walter de Constanciis archdeacon of Oxeneford, Waleran archdeacon of Bayeux, Master Peter of Blois.
R.I. f. 22: III. f. 160d., where the names from * are found.

lxi. Confirmation by Hugh son of Peter Leon, cardinal deacon of St. Angelo and papal legate, to Reginald bishop of Bath and his successors of a grant made by Richard de Camvill to them and their church of St. Andrew Wells touching the church of Hengestr' (Hestring') for a perpetual prebend, testified by letters of Richard archbishop of Canterbury and legate, and of Roger bishop of Worcester.
R.I. f. 22: III. f. 387d.

Provision by the executors of John de Button the elder, provost in the church of Wells, for a yearly payment of 25 marks by the prior and canons of Berliz and the archdeacon of Wells on the anniversary of the said John (pridie non. Sept.); two marks thereof to be distributed by the communar among the canons and clerks of Wells then present; two marks to buy bread for the poor; sixteen marks to four chaplains, singing for the souls of the said John, William his brother, and William his nephew [both] late bishops of Bath and Wells, to be appointed at Michaelmas every year, and to sing daily at the altar of St. Nicholas set up of the goods of the said John in the chapel of our Lady by the cloister, but to be removed for neglect or misconduct; two marks for maintaining two wax candles, one to burn in the lantern before the cross erected of the goods of the said John deceased, the other before the altar of the Virgin; 20s. to five choristers to sing an antiphon in honour of the Virgin before her image in the nave; 2s. to the communar for his labour; 2s. to the sacrist for lighting the candles and sounding the gong; the residue 16s. to be applied to lighting and adorning the altar of St. Nicholas as required. One of the chaplains to be appointed principal, to be responsible for the service, receive and distribute the money, making deduction for default; half such deductions to go to the use of the said altar and chapel, half to be retained for his own use.
R.I. f. 22d.: III. f. 124d., where 26 marks, written over an erasure.

lxii. Grant by Robert de Bolevill, by consent of Beatrice his wife, at the request of Robert bishop of Bath, of his church of Lideford, after the death of William the priest, for a prebend of the church of Wells, saving the vicarage granted, by assent of the said bishop, to Vivian his clerk. Witnesses: Robert archdeacon of Wells, William prior of Briwetun, Roger priest of Aldideford, William de Eli priest, Geoffrey de Cari, Gilbert de Hornblauuetun, Peter Bordarius, John son of William, Walkelin, and Eggwin.
R.I. f. 23.

lxiii. Fine levied in the king's court at Oxeneford on Friday after the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul 33 Henry II., before Randolf de Glanvill the justice, Hubert Walter dean of York, Ralph son of Stephen, William Ruffus, Robert de Inglesham archdeacon of Gloucester, William son of Stephen sheriff of Gloucester, Robert Marmium, Ralph de Arden, Ralph Murdae, and Henry de Cornhull, between Reginald bishop of Bath and John de Bonevill concerning the advowson of the church of Ledeford. The said John grants that the said church may remain for ever a prebend of the church of Wells, provided that the said John and his heirs shall present a fit clerk to the prebend, whom the said bishop and his successors shall thereupon institute a canon, but such canon shall have no commons in the church of Wells save by grace of the bishop and chapter.
R.I. f. 23.

lxiiii. Charter of Reginald 'minister of the church of Bath,' confirming the grants made by the late Robert de Boleville, and after by John his brother, to St. Andrew and the canons of Wells of the church of Lideford in almoin. Witnesses: Master Alexander dean of Wells, T. archdeacon of Wells, Joc' the chaplain, Nicholas de Luuer', Hugh de Well', Roger de Godestow, Stephen and Thomas de Tornaco, William de Winton, William de Mertok, Roger de Bradeford.
R.I. f. 23.

lxv. Gift by Henry abbot of Glastonbury and the convent to the church of St. Andrew Wells, Reginald bishop of Bath and his successors of the church of Piltun in almoin. Witnesses: Hugh bishop of Durham, Hugh bishop of Chester, etc.
R.I. f. 23: repeated f. 23d. (No. lxviii.). Adam de Domerham, i. 233.

lxvi. Grant by R. 'minister of the church of Bath' to Vivian clerk of Robert de Bolevill of the vicarage of Lideford, at the request of teh said Robert, reciting the grant made by the said Robert, with consent of Beatrice his wife, of his church of Lideford, after the death of William the priest, for a prebend of Wells, saving the said vicarage. Witnesses: Robert archdeacon of Wells, etc.
R.I. f. 23.

lxvii. Charter of Savaricus bishop of Bath and Glastonbury confirming to the canons of Wells the church of Piltun to increase their common fund, as soon as Roger archdeacon of Winchester shall have vacated the same. Two priests to be maintained there for ever, to perform service daily, and to have for stipend 2½ marks a year each, and bread as the vicars of [Wells] have: 100 poor persons to be refreshed in the said church on the obit of the said bishop, and those present at his funeral to have, canons 4d., vicars 2d. each, all at the expense of the said common fund. Witnesses: Alexander dean of [Wells], William the precentor, Thomas the sub-dean, etc.
R.I. f. 23. Adam de Domerham, i. 236.

lxviii. (See above, No. lxv.)

lxix. Confirmation by Reginald bishop of Bath of gifts and grants made in his time to the church of Wells, namely the church of Piltun by Robert abbot of Glastonbury for two prebends, the church of Suthbrent by the same abbot for a prebend, the church of Haselberg by William son of William for a prebend, the church of Boklaund by Oliver, de Dinan (Dynham) for a prebend, the church of Hengstrigg' by Richard de Canvill for a prebend, the church of Scaudeford by Hamon son of Geoffrey for a prebend, the churches of Cumtum and Brumfeld by Girbert de Perci and Maud his wife for a prebend, and the church of Estharpetre by William son of William son of John for a prebend; also three marks yearly due from the church of Briutun towards a wax candle to burn continually before the high altar, three marks being also due from the church of Briuton to the church of Bath, in the name of the churches of Banewell and Westbery, for the like purpose.
R.I. f. 23d.: III. ff. 10, 403.

Ixx. Gift by Simon Bozun to St. Andrew Wells and Reginald bishop of Bath of the churches of Karenton, for a perpetual prebend of the church of Wells, savings the right of presentation during the grantor's life. Witnesses: Savaricus archdeacon of Norhampton, Dalmassius the steward de Lugduno, *Master Alexander, Hugh de Podio, Joc' the chaplain, Master Roger de Doueliz, Lterius canon of Wells, Roger de Simondesberg', Roger de Godestowe, Robert Bozon clerk, William Bozon, Helias son of Richard, Henry de Traci.
R.I. f.: III. f. 402d., where the names from * are found.

Ixxi. Confirmation by Reginald bishop of Bath of the gift made by Simon Buzun to St. Andrew Wells touching the churches of Karentun to hold in frank almoin. Witnesses: Savaricus archdeacon of Norhampton, Alexander dean of Wells, Thomas archeacon of Wells, Master Robert and Master Godfrey archdeacon of Bath, *William de Cerda and Josc' chaplains, Master Ralph de Lichelad, Thomas de Tornaco, Stephen de Tornaco, Hamelin de Columbariis steward, Serlo the butler, Richard the marshal.
R.I. f. 192, where the names from * are found

Ixxii. Confirmation by Savaricus bishop of Bath of a grant made by bishop R. his predecessor to his canon Robert Buzun concerning the prebend of the churches of Karenton. Witnesses: Robert de Dina, John de Rammesb', etc.
R.I. f. 24d.

Ixxiii. Undertaking by G. prior of Bath and the convent to pay 100s. yearly rent for ever for a prebend to a conon of Wells, to be appointed by Simon Buzun (* Bulzun) during his life, according to the terms of the grant made to them by the said simon to possess for ever the churches of Karentun as fully as Hosbern and Robert parsons of the said churches held them, saving the said yearly rent. Witnesses: David priest of Westun, *Henry chaplain of St. Mary in the churchyard of Bath, Master Robert de Castreford, John the clerk, Philip the clerk, Richard de Forda, Swan and Gervase citizens of Bath, Richard Francus, Amfrid.
R.I. f. 24d., where the names from * are found.

Ixxiiii. Notification by Savericus bishop of Bath and Glastonbury to A. dean of Wells and the chapter that he has exempted the prebend of Robert Buzun his canon and clerk from every episcopal charge, with the liberties conferred by his predecessors on more ancient prebends.
R.I. f. 24d.: II. f. 35.

Ixxv. Confirmation by Henry abbot of Glastonbury and the convent of a gift made by Robert formerly abbot, by consent of the chapter, to the church of St. Andrew Wells of the church of Piltun in almoin, to be at the disposition of R. bishop of Bath and his successors. Witnesses: Hugh bishop of Durham, Hugh bishop of Chester, etc.
R.I. f. 24d., Adam de Domerham, i. 232.

Ixxvi. Confirmation by Reginald 'minister of the church of Bath' of a gift made by Henry abbot of Glastonbury, with the assent of the chapter, to St. Andrew and the church of Wells of the churches of Piltun and Suthbrente in frank almoin.
R.I. f. 25: repeated f. 41d. (No. clviii.). Adam de Domerham, i. 235.

Ixxvii. Confirmation by King H[enry II] of a gift made by Robert abbot of Glastonbury, with the assent of his convent, to the church of St. Andrew Wells of his church of Piltun, to establish two prebends in the church of Wells, one of 10 marks the other of the residue: the abbot to pay 10 marks yearly to the canon to whom the bishop shall assign the same prebend, 3 marks to his own vicar serving for him in the church of Wells, the remainder the abbot and his successors shall retain in name of a prebend of Wells, but in case of a vacancy one moiety of this portion shall go to the chapter of Wells, the other to the convent. Also of an ordinance made by Reginald bishop of Bath, with the assent of the chapter of Wells, and convent of Bath, concerning ten churches, namely St. John's in Glastonbury, Mera, Stret, Budekeleg', Siapewica, Sowi, Miriling', Pilton, Pennard, and Dichesieta, that Robert abbot of Glastonbury and his successors be archdeacons thereof for ever, and answer to the bishop of Bath, except for the Easter custom for seven churches, reserving jurisdiction to the abbot in ecclesiastical causes, and in case of vacancy the archdeaconry to be in the custody of the prior and convent of Glastonbury; and whereas Thomas archdeacon of Wells quit-claimed seven of those churches alleged to belong to his archdeaconry, granted three which undoubtedly belonged thereto, to stay all differences between the churches of Wells and Glastonbury, the abbot, by assent of his convent, has assigned to the said archdeacon the church of Suthbrente for a prebend of Wells, so that the archdeacon and his successors may be canons thereof. Abbots after election to receive their archdeaconry and prebend of the bishop. Witnesses: Robert the chancellor, etc.
R.I. f. 25. Adam de Domerham, i. 229–232.

Ixxviii. Grant by Maud de Arundell, with the assent of Gerbert de Perci her husband, to St. Andrew Wells, at the request of Reginald bishop of Bath, of the church of Brunfeld in almoin, saving the right and holding of Geoffrey and Philip the priests. Witnesses: Henry archdeacon of Exeter, Richard archdeacon of Bath, etc.
R.I. f. 25d.

Ixxix. Confirmation by Reginald bishop of Bath of the grant made by Maud de Arundel to St. Andrew to St. Andrew Wells of the church of Brunfeld in frank almoin. Witnesses: Henry archdeacon of Exeter, Richard archdeacon of Bath, etc.
R.I. f. 25d., repeated f. 59d. (No. ccxxviii.)

Ixxxi. Writing of Robert 'minister of the church of Bath,' addresed to T. archbishop of Canterbury, etc., reciting that Hywis in Brentemarsh, a portion of land commonly called a hide, member of his manor of Banewell, has been transfered to the possession of several clerks and laymen, namely to Master Walter de Moretania when the said Robert became bishop, after him to Master Alverd, then to Master Richard de Monte acuto, without certain title, and lest it should come into lay hands, constituting the same a perpetual prebend of the church of St. Andrew Wells, with the liberties of other prebends. Done at Wells, ii non. Nov. 1159, by assent of Ivo the dean and the canons of Wells, Peter the prior and the convent of Bath, Alan abbot of Muchelen[ey], Benedict abbot of Adhelighen[ey], Robert prior of Glastonbury, William prior of Montacute, Stephen prior of the canons of Tanton, william prior of the canons of Briuton, Robert and Th[omas] archdeacons.
R.I. f. 26.

Ixxxii. Charter of Robert 'minister of the church of Bath,' addressed to P. prior of Bath, I dean of Wells, etc. granting to the church of his manor of Cumtun a small portion of land commonly called a croft by his orchard on the north, with a road between, and adjacent on the west side to a croft adjoining and belonging to the said church. Withnesses: The chapter of Wells, etc.
R.I. f. 26d.

Ixxxiii. Confirmation by T. archbishop of Canterbury of a gift made by Robert bishop of Bath to the church of St. Andrew Wells of a land called Hywis for a prebend.
R.I. f. 26d.: III, f. 366d.

Ixxxiiii. Gift by Joscelin bishop of Bath to Helias the chaplain his canon and parson of the church of Cumtun, and to his church for an endowment at its dedication, of 10 acres in his moor of Cumptun to enclose with a dyke, and licence to pasture 10 oxen with the oxen of the said bishop in his manor of Cumptun in any place execpt meadows, corn and gardens, and to his successors for ever. [*Dated Cumpton, at the dedication of the said church, iii id. July 31 bishop Joscelin, by the hand of Master Walter de Maydenestan].
R.I. f. 26d. (The date* supplied from an inspeximus, III. f. 388d.)

lxxxv. Grant by Joscelin bishop of Bath, at the request of Peter dean of Wells and the chapter, to Helias the chaplain canon of the prebend of Cumtun and to his successors, that the land of Hiwis in Brentemarsh, formerly member of the bishop's manor of Banewell, with the men dwelling therein, shall be quit of suit to the hundred of Banewell, which the said bishop claimed. Dated Banewell,* the octave of the Assumption 23 bishop Joscelin, by the hand of Gilbert de Tanton.
R.I. f. 27:III. f. 388, where the date* is found.

lxxxvi. Inspeximus and assent by Thomas prior of Bath and the convent to the last grant.
R.I. f. 27: III. f. 388.

lxxxvii. Inspeximus and confirmation by William dean of Wells and the chapter of the same grant.
R.I. f. 27.

lxxxviii. Proceedings in the chapter of Wells on the morrow of St. James Ap. 26 bishop Joscelin, in a cause between William archdeacon of Wells on the one part, and Helias the chaplain, canon of Wells of the prebend of Cumpton, on the other part, concerning the liberty of a portain of the said prebend called Hywis, concerning which the said parties submitted to the ordinance of the bishop, namely that he with the counsel and consent of Peter dean of Wells and the chapter (following the ordinance of Robert his predecessor, who gave the said prebend the liberty of other prebends, by consent of his churches and of Robert then archdeacon of Wells) ordained, in presence and by consent of William archdeacon of Wells, that the said portain called Hiwis be free and exempt from all jurisdiction of the said archdeacon and his successors for ever. Sealed by the bishop and chapter.
R.I. f. 27: III. f. 389.

lxxxix. Release by Matthew prior of Bradenestok and the convent to Alexander dean of Wells and the canons of all right and claim in the church of Ceddra. Witnesses: Walter prior of Bath, etc.
R.I. f. 27.

lxxxx. Grant by Lucy daughter of Master John de Kardunvilla to Helias the chaplain canon of Wells of all her land in Wells granted her by her father, situate between the land granted by her father to John her brother and Mirabel her sister and land late of Walter Mauger called Muntoria, saving a rent of 12d. a year to the lord, in consideration of two marks. Abjuration by the said Lucy in full hundred of Wells, and surrender to Helias of a charter of Sir Walter de Dunhevede. Witnesses: Master Lambert subdean of Wells, *Robert de camera succentor, William de Kaynesham, Richard de Welles, Richard de Attebere, John Kauuell', Master Robert de Berkel' canons of Wells, Adam de Hereford, Stephen de Bradeford, Robert de Kusinton vicars of Wells, Walter the chamberlain, John the spenser, Yvo Kede, Robert Prat, Jordan his son, John Virgun, Lambert his son, William Buche, Robert le Taillur, Thomas le Tailur, Oram le Taillur, Nicholas, John the clerk, Walter the clerk.
R.I. f. 27d.: repeated f. 161d., where the names from * are found.

lxxxxi. Grant by John son of Master John de Kardunvill' and Mirabel his sister to Helias the chaplain canon of Wells of their land in Wells beyond the dyke on the eastern side of their garden, extending eastward from the said dyke to the croft of Adam Giwold, and their dovecote with the land about it, as the bounds between them show, paying to them and their heirs a rent of 2d. at Michaelmas, in consideration of 20s., with warranty. Abjuration by grantors in full hundred of Wells. Witnesses: Peter dean of Wells, etc.
R.I. f. 27d.: repeated f. 161d.

lxxxxii. Grant by Helias the chaplain canon of Wells to the chapter of his manse in Wells, between the manse late of Adam the succentor and that late of Walter Mauger called Muntoria, subject to a yearly rent of 12d. to Walter de Wika and his heirs, and of 2d. at Michaelmas to John de Kardunvill' and Mirabel his sister and their heirs for the dovecote and strip of land (curta terra), to be delivered to farm to a canon resident for ever in succession, at a yearly cess of one mark on the grantor's anniversary, to be divided among the canons and vicars present: but if by the custom of the realm the chapter may not hold the said manse, then the chapter, to which grantor commits his functions, shall in his right appoint a canon resident, as above. Witnesses: Peter de Cicestre dean of Wells, etc.
R.I. f. 27d.: repeated f. 161d.

lxxxxiii. Grant by Walter de Dunhevede, by assent of his wife and his heirs, to Adam de Lectun priest his kinsman (cognato) of one acre in Wells next grantee's house on the north, to hold of grantor and his heirs at a yearly rent of 12d. Witnesses: Thomas nephew of the bishop, etc.
R.I. f. 28.

lxxxxiiii. Grant by Walter de Dunheved, by assent of his wife and heirs, to Malger the priest at Wells of the land lying between grantor's garden and the land of Adam de Lectune, in length from the street to the dyke, and in width five perches less two feet, to hold of grantor and his heirs at a yearly rent of 12d. Witnesses: Sir Odo, etc.
R.I. f. 28.

Ixxxxv. Decree of Savaricus bishop of Bath and Glastonbury that, whereas several prebends of Wells established in parish churches are subject to the jurisdictions and dues of the archdeacons, contrary to the custom of other prebends, and cannot immediately be freed therefrom, upon the decease of the archdeacons the same shall enjoy the immunities of the ancient prebends, and the churches and lands which have been or shall be conferred upon the church of Wells likewise. Done in chapter at Wells, the octave of St. Michael 1203.
R.I. f. 28: II. f. 42d., repeated f. 47d,: III. f. 12.

Ixxxxvi. Licence by Savaricus bishop of Bath and Glastonbury to the chapter of Wells to publish sentence of interdict or exommunication on those who encroach upon their property or rights, without waiting for his presence; and order to all incumbents to observe the same.
R.I. f. 28d.: repeated f. 114d.: II. f. 43: III. f. 12.

Ixxxxvii. Licence by Savaricus bishop of Bath and Glastonbury to the chapter of Wells to publish sentence of excommunication by his authority against any who encroach upon their possessions during his detention at a distance, in accordance with a general sentence against such offenders already published by the said bishop in synod.
R.I. f. 28d.: repeated f. 114d.: III. f. 11d.

Ixxxxviii. Licence by S. bishop of Bath and Glastonbury to the chapter to publish sentence of excommunication upon those who encroach upon their ecclesiastical property; and order to all clerks to observe the same.
R.I. f. 29.

Ixxxxix. Writing of H.de Well' archdeacon of Wells (following in the footsteps of S. bishop of Bath and Glastonbury releasing all prebends of the church of Wells and all churches belonging to the church of Wells within his archdeaconry from every charge, exaction, custom and subjection of the archdeacons, deans and other their ministers, and transferring the same to the dean and chapter after the manner of ancient prebends. Witnesses: The chapter of Wells. Done in chapter, Pentecost 7 John.
R.I. f. 29: II. f. 42d.: III. f. 12d.

c. Letter of R. dean of Salisbury to I. dean of Wells, written at the request of R. the precentor and Master M., concerning the dignity and privilege of his office in the city of Salisbury, stating that the dean is archdeacon in the first place of the city and all suburbs, and secondly of all prebends in the bishopric, whether in churches or in lands, and answerable only to the bishop for Peter's pence.
R.I. f. 29.

ci. Letter of H. dean of Salisbury and the convent to Ivo dean of Wells and the convent (sic), touching the dispute between the dean of Wells and the archdeacons, stating that among them the archdeacon has no power in the prebends over canons, their clerks or parishioners, but the canons are archdeacons in their prebends, and present clerks to the dean for orders, and he to the bishop, therefore it is contrary to their customs for the canon's clerks to be summoners or apparitors of the archdeacons: that churches and chapels in their diocese, whether on their own estate or another's, are freed from vexation and subjection to the archdeacons: that the subdean holds of the dean the archdeaconry of the city and suburbs.
R.I. f. 29: III. f. 253d., where imperfect, f. 254 having been cut out.

cii. Letter of the convent of Salisbury to R. bishop of Bath, in answer to questions of the canons of Wells touching the customs of their church, stating that every priest canon performs a trental of masses for a deceased brother, and those in inferior orders 20 psalters, and besides they perform in common annals (anniversale missarum), namely every canon in whatever orders 10 masses: that every canon is archdeacon in his own prebend, and the churches of prebends are in no respect subject to the archdeacons: that the canons wherever they be by the dean's leave have their share in the common fund: that all indifferently ought to have a vicar except those at the schools, or travelling to Rome for the good of the church, but the bishop may have three canons as his chaplains, one priest, one deacon and one subdeacon, without a vicar, none however is exempt from the office of the week: that at all solemnities where the canons are present with the bishop, they are chaplains, and share equally with the chaplains all rights of a chaplain: that in the oblation of the high altar, whether the bishop sing or not, the chaplains take no part unless they be canons: that the canons may never be absent without leave.
R.I. f. 29d.

ciii. Letter of H.dean of Salisbury and the chapter to R. dean of Wells and the chapter, in answer to questions touching their custom, stating that the prebend of any deceased dean, archdeacon, parson, or simple canon falls to the use of the canons for one year after his decease, the canons receiving two thirds of all obventions, and one third being distributed for the soul of deceased, in paying his debts or in almsgiving; but that the deanery or any parsonage does not pass to the canons, nor belong to the deceased, but must be left, as the dean or parson received it, to his successor, that is to say with the same stock; if however there be more, it must be distributed for his soul.
R.I. f. 29d.: III. f. 13.

ciiii. Writing of Joscelin bishop of Bath appointing the manor and church of Northeury, hitherto in possession of the chapter of Wells, to the augmentation of the common fund of the church of Wells, saving provision for a vicar therein, to be presented by the chapter. Dated Woky, the morrow of St. Michael 34 bishop Joscelin, by the hand of Master Walter de Maydenestan.
R.I. f. 30: III. f. 28d.

cv. Writing of Joscelin bishop of Bath confirming the church of Ceddre to the augmentation of the common fund of his church of Wells, saving provision for a vicar therein, to be presented by the chapter. Dated Wells, the day of St. Thomas the Martyr 34 bishop Joscelin, by the hand of Master Walter de Maydenest[an].
R.I. f. 30.

cvi. Writing of Joscelin bishop of Bath appointing the church of Mudeford (whereof John Chauuel has resigned the parsonage and Ralph de Warevill the vicarage into the said bishop's hands) to the augmentation of the common fund of his church of Wells on the morrow of St. Hilary 1239, having inducted the church of Wells into possession thereof, saving provision for a vicar, to be presented by the chapter, and saving the right of the archdeacon of Wells. Dated Chyu, 34 bishop Joscelin, by the hand of Master Walter de Maydenestan.
R.I. f. 30.

Of the relation of certain villeins of the bishop of Bath and Wells of his homage of Lidiard the [bishop's] steward and bailiff [were given to understand] that, whereas the dean and chapter of St. Andrew Wells, by reason of their parsonage of Lidiard Episcopi, ought to have [and used to have pasture] for eight oxen in the pastures of the said bishop in his manor of Lidiard wherein the bishop's oxen [happen] to be pasturing, the [said] bishop ought to pasture in a meadow of the dean and chapter of their said parsonage called Fouracre [during the time that the said meadow] was not mown, in the demesne of the dean and chapter. Whereupon the steward [charged] the whole homage to give their verdict, who say that the dean and chapter, by reason of the said parsonage, ought to have [and used to have pasture for eight] oxen pasturing with the bishop's oxen in singular the pastures and meadows of the said bishop within his manor [aforesaid without exception], without that the bishop ought to pasture in any pasture or meadow of the dean and chapter within [the said manor], and thus they have been used to do long time past. They say also that this was formerly found [before Sir John] de Clyvedone steward by twelve free jurors, when Master Anthony de Bradeneye was [farmer of the said church].
R.I. f. 30 (on a schedule, defective): copy f. 148 (from which the defects are supplied.)

cvii. Writing of Joscelin bishop of Bath confirming the church of Lideard, hitherto in possession of the chapter of Wells, to the augmentation of their common fund, saving provision in, to be presented by the chapter. Dated Chyu, (*Lidiard), the morrow of St. Philip and St. James 34 bishop Joscelin, by the hand of Master Walter de Maydenestan.
R.I. f. 30: III. f. 408d., where the reading * is found.

Writing of Joscelin bishop of Bath confirming the church of St. Chutbert Wells, hitherto in possession of the chapter of Wells, to the augmentation of their common fund, saving provision for a vicar therein, to be presented by the chapter. Dated Kyngesbury, the morrow of St. German 35 bishop Joscelin, by the hand of Master Walter de Maydenestan.
R.I. f. 30d.

Quitclaim by Richard de Wrotham to Joscelin bishop of Bath and his successors, exempting their men and the men of their fees and their churches from lawings (espeltamentis) of dogs, and money to be paid for the same.
R.I. f. 30d.

cviii. Ordinance of Robert 'minister of the church of Bath,' (finding the church of Wells unduly oppressed by the provostry,) concerning the deanery and prebends of Wells, constituting of Wedmoreland six prebends and a deanery, one to be the church of Wedmore with its appurtenances, to belong to the subdean; a second the land of Bidesham (one virgate excepted), assigned to the repairs of the church of St. Andrew and purchase of ornaments, but also to find a vicar; the rest of the land Wedmore, with Mudesley, Merche, and the virgate in Bidesham above excepted, to be held by the dean, paying yearly to four canons 20l. (100s. a piece), and any surplus to his own use, with the church of Woky; Lutthuna one prebend assigned to the deanery; Withechirch (Whytecherch) one prebend; Dultingchot and Chellechot (Chelcote, Clelecote) one; Wrmestorre one; Wandestreu one; in Winesham five, one to be the church of that estate; the town three prebends, to be held by one of the canons who shall pay yearly thereout two prebends, each of 100s., retaining the residue for his own prebend; the fifth Bromley: Cumba as one prebend to be held for life by Reginald the precentor, in memory of benefits conferred by bishop John his uncle, and after his decease three prebends and a precentorship to be made of that town at the discretion of the dean and chapter, the church thereof constituting a fifth prebend: granting also to St. Andrew Wells the church of Jatton for a prebend; also Hiuis (Hywysh) in Brentemarsh and the church of Cumpton to make one prebend; also half a hide in Wotton, with a virgate given by bishop Gyso to the chapel of St. Mary, and half a hide conferred upon the church of St. Cuthbert at its dedication bishop Godfrey; also the tithe of his wine: and lastly providing bread for canons present at matins. Done in presence of Henry bishop of Winchester. Witnesses: William archbishop of Canterbury, Thurstan archbishop of Canterbury, Thurtan archbishop of York, Roger [bishop] pf Salisbury, William of Exeter, Simon of *Worcester, Robert of Hereford, Bernard of St. David's, Roger of Chester, Alexander of Lincoln, Nigel of Ely, Seffrid of Chichester.
R.I. f. 31; II. f. 13, f. 40: III, f. 9, where the names from * are found. The reading ad subdecanatum is in II, and III., but in I, it is erroneously decanatum. See Canon Church, Early History of the Church of Wells, App. A, p. 352; Reg. Drokensford, Somerset Record Soc. i. 24.

Petition of the chapter of Wells to R. bishop of Bath and Wells for licence to elect a dean, sent by Master T. de Button archdeacon of Wells, E. de la Cnoll, the late dean, having died on Saturday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Dated Wells, xi kal. Octob. 1284.

Licence to elect, dated Overton, kal. Octob. 1284.
R.I. f. 31d,

Citation issued on St. Nigasius' day by the chapter of Wells, in presence of the precentor, the archdeacon of Wells, the chancellor, etc., to each of the canons, to be present on Wednesday after St. Martin's day to elect a dean in place of Edward late dean deceased, dated v id. October 1284. Names of the absent canons whose letters of citation were delivered to their several vicars: on the dean's side, Nicholas de Cranford, William son of William, Henry de Grandisono, Malcolinus, Robert de Fangfos, Nicholas de St. Quintin, Thomas de Cherleton, Robert de Waye, Roger de Turkeby, Bogo de Clare, William de Hameledon, William de Midelton, Walter de Haselschagh, Walter de Bathonia: on the precentor's side, the abbot of Muchel[ney], William Burnel, Reginald de Legh, John de Dereby, Henry Husee, Bartholomew de Castell', Simon de Micham, Geoffrey de Haspale, Reymund de Rading, Ralph de Fremigh[am], Nicholas de Wodeford, Roger Baret, John de Kyrkebi, Richrd de Bamfeld, James de Hispania, Lewis de Bello campo, Thomas de Midelton, Gilbert de SAncto Leof[ardo], the abbot of Athel[ney], Thomas de Sudington.
R.I. f. 31d.

[Note.—f. 32 has been cut out].

Statute made on St. Mark's day 1308, in a general convocation of the canons of Wells, by J.de Godele dean and the chapter, that at the celebration of any mass at the high altar all canons, vicars and others wearing the habit in the choir shall kneel at the elevation of the host and of the chalice; that the sacrist shall ring the new bell at the elevation of the host; also that farmers of the common goods of the chapter who do not pay their farms when due shall take nothing of the common fund or of other obventions in the said church till thier arrears be paid.
R.I. f. 33

Memorandum that Master Water de St. Quintin archdeacon of Tanton and prebendary of the church of Milverton thereto annexed died xv kal. January 1263.
R.I. f. 33.

cix. Grant by Roger the chaplin, canon of Wells rector of Chyuton, in almoin to the church of St. Andrew and the chancellor of Wells, to the use of the school, of his houses with the whole curtilage, late of Reginald de Waltham, provided that Richard de Kenilword the chancellor and his successors confer the same upon the schoolmaster for the time being, subject to a yearly rent of 12d. to Sir John de Palton or his heirs, of 12d. to Henry de Waltham or his heirs, and of 7d. to the chapter, and to these payments for the increase of grantor's obit: 1d. each to three clerks of the three altars of St. Andrew's church, if present, 2d. to the sacrist, 7d. to the boys present, and food for five poor men; the master to keep the same in repair, to perform the office of the dead on the day of grantor's obit with all the scholars, to procure one psalter that day after divine service from each one who knows the psalter, the rest to say prayers as he shall arrange, and all to pray every school day before the recess for his soul, his father's mother's and benefactors' souls, and sing an antiphon every Wednesday and Friday in honour of the Virgin. Witnesses: Richard de Well', Master Walter de Derham, Joscelin canons of Wells, etc.

Marginal note of later date.—Nota quod iste domus erigunturiam in colleyium pro mansis damicellariorum capellanorum.

A second note, still later.—Non, sed sunt infra septum domus in qua nunc manet dominus Fisziamis cancellarius.
R.I. f. 33d.

cx. Quitclaim by John de Palton to the church of St. Andrew and the chancellor of Wells for the time being, to the use of the scholars and school of Wells, of the houses with the whole curtilage late of Roger the chaplin, canon of Wells, between the houses of Alice Garle and those in which the said Roger last dwelt, saving to the said John and his heirs yearly 12d., in consideration of two marks paid by William de Merton dean of Wells, Richard de Kenilleword chancellor and the other executors of the said Roger. Witnesses: Sir William de Greynvill, Sir Philip de Wyk knights, William the steward, Henry de Lond', Richard de Well', canons, of Wells, etc.
R.I. f. 33d.

cxi. Grant by Thomas Loek son of Master Adam Loeck mason (cementarii), by assent of Agnes his mother, of Lambert the subdean and Richard de Well' canons of Wells, executors of Adam Lock his father, to Roger de Chyuton chaplain of Joscelin bishop of Bath, of his houses in Wells and croft between the houses late of Master Peter Canutus and the house of Alice Garleck, with half an acre of land in the field of Wells, to hold of grantor and his heirs, subject to a yearly rent of 12d. to Sir John de Palton and his heirs, and of 12d. to Henry de Waltham and Agnes in the hundred of Wells, and warranty, with undertaking to pay ten marks on failure of such warranty: consideration, seven marks paid to the said Thomas and three marks to the said Agnes. Sealed by Lambert the subdean, Richard de Well', and grantor. Witnesses: Lambert the subdean, etc.
R.I. f. 34 See original deed No. 30.

cxii. Confirmation by Agnes widow of Master Adam Lock mason of a grant made by Thomas Lock her son to Roger de Chyton chaplain of Joscelin bishop of Bath, of his houses in Wells and half an acre of land late of Adam his father; quit-claim to the said Roger of her dower, and warranty, in consideration of three marks, with undertaking to pay 40s. on failure of such warranty. Witnesses: Lambert the subdean, Master Elyas de Derham steward of bishop Joscelin, Richard de Well', William de Wethamsted canons of Wells, Master Vincent, Walter de Brideport, Richard de Langport vicars of Wells, Walter the chamberlain, Laurence and Ivo Cade reeves of Wells, Deodatus and Thomas Noreis masons.
R.I. f. 34: repeated f. 161.

Memorandum that in the deanery, after the dean's death, should be left for his successor 24 oxen worth one mark each, for Cherchlond two oxen worth two marks, two plough horses worth 20s., one bull worth 12s., one cow worth 10s., one boar worth 40d., one sow worth 2s. (the rest erased).

That at Pilton, which belongs to the precentors of Wells, should be left after the precentor's death for his successor eight oxen.

That in the prebend of Wandestr' should be left, after the death of the canon of that prebend, eight oxen, one cow, one plough horse, one cart bound with iron or one wain, one dish with tripod.
R.I. f. 34d. Adam de Domerham, i. 216–7.

Ordinance of bishop Jocelin concerning the treasury of Wells made in 1226.—The tithes of the rectory of Martok, namely hay, pork(?) and silver worth 4l. 10s.: the tithe of hay, heriots, eggs against Easter, wool, lambs, cheeses, the tithe of cows, dovecote with garden. He shall receive on St. Laurence' day of the prior of Otriton at Martok 100s., whereof to the prior of Merton 53s. 4d.; of the prior of Bruton yearly from the church of Westbury 40s.; of the archdeacon of Wells 26s. 8d.; of the rents of tenants of St. Andrew 4lb. of wax, and the residue of the wax arising with the dead in the church of St. Andrew; of the rent of the canons' grange on St. Martin's day; of the rector of [Weston] 100lb. of wax, whereof he shall find the subtreasurer in the church of St. Andrew, and he shall receive yearly [11s.] and puture; towards the stipend of a sacrist 20s. a year, and that of the clerk of St. Mary 6s. 8d., towards the mending of vestments; he shall find mats(?) in the choir worth 3s.; towards the stipend of a laundress to wash vestments 3s.; he shall find a place for making wax with fat, and for making the eucharist; he shall find a light burning in a mortar, ropes for ringing the bells and for the lenten veil, rushes throughout the summer, 350lb. and more of wax before the high altar, and incense in the church.

Note that the above was extracted from the fly leaf of an old missal of Martok, in the time of Master Thomas de Retford chancellor, by Robert de Notingham his clerk.
R.I. f. 34d.

cxiii. Grant by Peter dean of Wells and the chapter to Roger the chaplain their fellow canon of houses in Wells, late of Master Peter Canutus, for 20 marks paid on their behalf by the said Roger to Hernisius de Duneheved, in acquittance of a claim by him laid in the king's court, saving a yearly rent of 6d. to grantors, and 12d. to the lord of the fee. Dated pridie idus Januar. 1235, by Master Richard chancellor of Wells.
R.I. f. 35.

cxiiii. Charter whereby Roger parson of Chyuton canon of Wells, by assent of Peter dean of Wells and the chapter, appointed after his death his houses in Wells, late of Master Peter Canutus, to be held for life by a canon of Wells whom the said Roger may name, subject to a yearly rent of 6d. at Michaelmas to the chapter, and 12d. to the lord of the fee, and payment of 10s. on the obit of the said Roger, to be distributed by the keeper of the common fund among the canons and vicars present; and after the death of such canon the dean and chapter may confer the same upon a canon resident, whom they will, upon the same conditions. Witnesses: Richard the chancellor, Henry the treasurer, William subdean of Wells, Richard de Well', Ralph de Warevilla canons of Wells, Walter de Brideport, Walter de Wedmor, David de Bristol vicars of Wells. Dated id. January 1205. (Marginal note correcting the date to 1235).
R.I. f. 35: repeated f. 161, where the date is (correctly) 1235.

cxv. Inspeximus and confirmation of the last charter by Peter dean of Wells and the chapter (the date being 1235). Dated xix kal. Feb. 1235.
R.I. f. 35.

cxvi. Award of Joscelin bishop of Bath in a dispute between Alwred son of Robert de Ponsaud lord of Suthbarwe, Maud his mother who held the said town in dower, and Thomas de Alditheford clerk presented to the same church by the said Alwerd and Maud on the one part, and the dean and chapter of Wells on the other part, touching the patronage of the church there, and the claim of the chapter to have the church to their own use by grant of Alwerd grandfather of the said Alwerd de Ponseud and confirmation of Reinald bishop of Bath, reciting that the chapter were of old time in possession of 2s. of the said church, the grant of Alwred de Ponsoud the grandfather and the confirmation of bishop Reginald, and appointing that the chapter shall present the said Thomas de Alditheford, and have the right of presentation in future; and because the said church is poor, it shall be quit of the jurisdication of the chapter, and of the payment of the said 2s.; and further that the rector and parishioners of Suthbarwe shall attend the chapter of the archdeacon of Wells like the other rectors and parishioners of that archdeaconry, and be subject to that archdeacon, and the church shall answer to that archdeacon touching the cathedraticum and every other right of the archdeacon. Sealed by the bishop, the chapter, Alwerd de Ponsoud and Maud. Done at Wells, id. March 1237.
R.I. f. 35d.

cxviii (sic). Grant by Aluredus de Ponsot (*Punsot) to St. Andrew and the common fund of Wells, and to Reinald the bishop, of the church of Berewe situate upon his estate. Witnesses: *Thomas archdeacon of Wells, Master Robert de Geldeford archdeacon, Master Alexander subdean of Wells, Jocelin, William de Cerda chaplains, Master Roger de Boueliz (sic), Master Roger Porret', William de Wynton, William de Martoc, Roger de Godest[owe], etc.
R.I. f. 35d.: repeated f. 61d., where the witnesses' names are found.

cxvii (sic). Grant by Stephen prior of Tanton and the canons to Rainald bishop of Bath, that all their churches and chapels shall be answerable to the said bishop and his successors and to their officials in all customs, expect the chapels of St. James, St. George de fonte, St. Margaret infirmorum and St. Peter de castello ; also that the churches of Aissa in the chapter of Spakest[on] and of Wipele (Widele) in the chapter of Dunestor shall be answerable as mother churches, and that their canons ministering in their churches and chapels shall be answerable as other clerks (chaplains) of the bishopric. Witnesses: William abbot of Kaynesham, Geoffrey archdeacon of Sailsbury, Thomas archdeacon of Wells, Ralph archdeacon of Bath, Richard archdeacon of Coutances, Master Walter prior of Berliz, Jocelin the chaplain, William the chaplain, Master Alexander, Master Gilbert de Axebrig', Master Roger.
R.I. f. 35d. A similar instrument, R. III. f. 342, but the chaples are there called simply St. James, St. George, St. Margaret, and St. Peter de castello ; Widele stends for Wipele, chaplains for clerks; and the witnesses are William abbot of Kainesham, Walter prior of Bath, Thomas archdeacon of Wells, Ralph archdeacon of Bath, Master Alexender, Joscelin the chaplain, and Master Roger.

cxix. Agreement between Reinald bishop of Bath and William son of Richard de Maulesberg concerning a land (about seven acres) by the wood of Wokiole and a meadow (about five acres) at Poulesham claimed by the bishop: the said William renders the same to the bishop, abjuring all right for himself and his heirs, quitclaims the bishop's multure of Westberi which he claimed, and remits all plaints; in consideration whereof the bishop gives the said William 100s. and remits all plaints against him. Witnesses: Jocelin bishop of Salisbury, Master Walter precentor of Salisbury, Thomas archdeacon of Wells, Baldwin chancellor of Salisbury, Master Ralph de Lechelad, Jocelin the chaplain, Geoffrey de Northweg', Master Robert de Geldeford, Stephen de Torn[aco] canon of Wells, Daniel de Ponte, Geoffrey the clerk, Master Roger, Stephen de Rading, Ralph de St. George, Geoffrey de St. George, Adam de Erleg', Matthew de Torinton, Philip de Wika, Richard de Ken, Peter de Chiu, J. etc.
R.I. f. 36.

cxx. Charter of H. son of Payn de Panebrige (Penebrigg'), confirming in the presence of Reginald bishop of Bath his abjuration made upon the gospel and relics of saints in the presence of Robert late bishop of Bath and Roger bishop of Worcester, with Payn his father, his kinsmen Roger Witeng' (*Whyteing) and his brethren William, Robert and Gilbert de Almari, also Osbert de Bathonia, and Ralph Denebol (*Denebold) with Robert his brother, of all right they claimed in the lands of Wells church, namely Winesham, Wermestorra, Modeslege with one virgate of Bidesham thereto belonging, and Merke (*Merker), and the service of Rainer de Wandestreu, as they did, with warranty. Witnesses: Eustace son of Stephen, Savaricus de Vaus. *Baldwin son of Gerold, Godfrey de Dynre, Philip de Wyke, Henry de Seles, Adam de Lanbr' (Lambr'), Walkelin de Maresco, Raher de Alra.
R.I. f. 36: III. ff. 16, 374d., 402, where the grantor is called in the margin Henry, and the names from * are found.

cxxi. Abjuration upon the gospel and relics of saints, made at Bath, pridie idus Marcii 1164 (being letare Jerusalem Sunday), in the presence of Robert bishop of Bath and Roger bishop of Worcester, by the nephews of Reginald the precentor, namely Payn de Peneburggia (Penebrigg') with Henry his son, Roger Witeing with William, Robert and Gilbert de Almari his brethren, Osbert de Bathonia, and Ralph Denebold with Robert his brother, of rights claimed by them in certain lands of Wells church, namely Winesham, Wurmestorra, Mudesliegh with one virgate of Bidesham thereto belonging, and Merker, and the service of Rainer de Wandestreu (Wandesheia); in consideration thereof the dean and chapter gave them a bond with sureties for 70 marks, whereof they paid that day 15 marks 10s. In presence of Richard dean of Wells, Reginald the precentor, Geoffrey the succentor, Godfrey archdeacon of Worcester, *Thomas archdeacon of Bath, Alvred de Chyu (Chieu), Nicholas de Wynesham, Baldwin de Sancto Genesio, †Robert son of Wiliam, †Paris, Odo, Samson clerk of the bishop of Worcester, Ilbert de North'on (de Norman), Robert de Alamar (Allamara), John de Ken, William Flamang, John son of Richilda, Jocelin de Wynesham, Geoffrey Frac[us], Alexander the cook, Simon son of Richard, William Godard, Thomas the precentor's man, Geoffrey son of Robert de Westbury, Richard de Glaston', Elias archdeacon Thomas' man.
R.I. f. 36d.: III. ff. 15d., 102d., where the names from * are found. At the last reference, for Robert son of William is read Robert son of Baldwin and for Paris Henry.

cxxii. Charter of William prior of Golclive and the convent, assenting to an award made by J. bishop of Bath and Gaston (sic) between them and Leonius dean of Wells and the chapter touching the church of Staweia, namely that the prior and convent shall have the said church with the liberties of the canons of Wells within their prebends, paying yearly to the chapter 40s. at four terms. Witnesses: Maurice archdeacon of Land[aff], Morinus dean of Langist[on], Durand, Thobias, William chaplains, Maud de Candos, etc.
R.I. f. 36d.

cxxiii. Submission by W. prior of Golclive and the convent to J. bishop of Bath and Glastonbury, of their dispute with the canons of Wells touching the church of Staweia.
R.I. f. 36d.

cxxiiii. Grant by Savaricus bishop of Bath and Glastonbury to Reinald the clerk, son of Simon Buzun knight, at the presentation of his father, of 100s. yearly in the churches of Kareton, in the name of a prebend of Wells, to be paid by Gilbert Gemel in the name of the prior and convent of Bath at four terms. Witnesses: Geoffrey archdeacon of Berkshire, Master Alan, Master Robert, etc.
R.I. f. 37.

cxxv. Award by William abbot of Kainesham and G. prior of Briuton (in the absence of the prior of Bath, to whom with them the matter was referred by Pope Celestine), addressed to Robert archdeacon of Bath, in a dispute between Roger parson of Staweia and Robert chaplain of Oterhameton, touching the small tithes of Halesheg'; namely that the said Robert having renounced his claim, the said Roger granted the same to him for life, subject to the yearly payment of one wax candle of 4d. at Michaelmas.
R.I. f. 37.

cxxvi. Award by R. abbot of Ford, W. abbot of Binedon and R†. dean of Wells, to whom the matter was referred by bull of Pope Urban dated Verona xii kal. September, in a dispute between Roger parson of Staweia and Robert chaplain of Otrumeton, touching the tithings of Moxilla, whereby the said Robert acknowledges that the said tithings belong to the church of Staweia, and the said Roger resigns the same to the said Robert for life, subject to a yearly payment to him of 2s. 6d. Witnesses: William the monk of Ford, Master Richard the chaplain, Master William de Spacheston, *Richard vice-archdeacon, and in presence of the chapter at Ileministre.
R.I. f. 37: III. f. 259, where the words from * are found. Dean Alexander seems to have been contemporary with Pope Urban III.

cxxvii. Confirmation by Reinald bishop of Bath of a gift made by Maud de Chandos to the church of St. Andrew Wells, touching the church of Staweia, to hold the same in frank almoin. Witnesses: Master Ralph de Lechela (*Lichelad), Master Robert de Gildefort, Jocelin the chaplain, Herman de Wivelescumb, * Richard de Spakestona dean, Walter the chaplain, Robert parson of Wllavint[on], Bald[win] Malet, Wimund de Craucumba, Teodoric de Mudiford, Hugh son of Malger, Richard Fichet, Philip de Orsi, Geoffrey son of Walter, Anfrey Trivet, Jordan de Caninton, Richard de Carevill, William Spech', Robert de Cnaploc', Adam de Ramesberi, Richard the marshal, Clement de Bathonia.
R.I. f. 37d.: III. f. 187d., where the names from * are found.

cxxviii. Inspeximus by Henry de Traci of a gift made by Oliver de Tracy his father to St. Andrew Wells and Reinald bishop of Bath of the church of Bovy for a perpetual prebend of the church of Wells; and confirmation of the said prebend and church of Suthbovy to Jocelin bishop of Bath and Glastonbury. Witnesses;: Robert de Curtenay, Henry de la Pumeraye, *William Briwerr the younger, Reginald de Vaucort (sic), Hugh Peverel, William Buzun, William de Raleg', John son of Richard, Ralph the archdeacon, Baldwin de Belestan, Geoffrey de Daic', Hugh de Chageford, William de Puntchardini.
R.I. f. 37d.: III. f. 109, where the names from * are found, but Curtenay is omitted.

cxxix. Inspeximus and confimation by John bishop of Exeter of the above gift made by Oliver de Tracy, saving the right of himself and his successors and of their officials. Witnesses: Walter prior of Bath, Robert de Gildeford archdeacon of Bath, * Master Gregory, Master Reginald, Master Adam de Talatun, Master Galienus, Master Miles, William son of Jordan, Master John Longus, and Nicholas de Hellestun.
R.I. f. 37d.: III. f. 372d., where the names from * are found.

cxxx. Grant by Robert de Kari lord of Luvitune to St. Andrew of Wells of the advowson of the church of Luvitone, and one hide of land free of service, consisting of 160 acres, neither better nor worse, four score in one field and four score in the other, with all things pertaining to one hide, and one messuage near the church to the size of the lord's (dominici) messuage. Witnesses: Master Alexander dean of Wells, Master Robert de Doueliz, etc.
R.I. f. 38.

cxxxi. Grant by Nicholas de Barewe (*clerk) to the canons of Wells ('in consideration of their honest conversation and of the laudable structure of their rising church', for the increase of their common fund) of his church of Lovinton (*Luvinton) to hold during grantor's life at a yearly rent of one aurcus or 2s. at Michaelmas. Sworn in chapter at Kari. Witnesses: A. succentor of Wells,* W. vice-archdeacon of Wells, Iterius, Thomas de Cicestria, Michael de Aldizeford, A. the chaplain, etc.
R.I. f. 38: repeated (No. ccxli.) f. 61, where the word clericus, and the names from * are found.

cxxxii. Confirmation by Reinald bishop of Bath of the grant made by Robert de Lovintona (*touching the advowson of the church of Luvintona) with one hide of land etc., that the church of Wells may hold the same in frank almoin. Witnesses: Master Alexander dean of Wells, *Master Roger de Boueliz (sic), Ralph dean of Gerlingeton, Roger de Bradeford clerk, Henry de Tracy, William de Martoc, Hamelin the steward, Richard de Ken, Stephen de Waleton, Richard the chamberlain, Serlo the butler, Richard the marshal.
R.I. f. 38: repeated (No. ccxlii.) f. 61, where the omission * is supplied, and the witnesses' names are found.

cxxxiii. Gift by Alan de Furnell' (Fornellis) by assent of Geoffrey his heir, to the church of St. Andrew Wells in almoin of (*the church) of Cudiwrth (Cudeswrtha) with the chapel of Cnoll, towards the common fund of the church of Wells. Witnesses: Helyas son of Robert, William Malherba,* William de Staunton, William son of Ralph, William son of Richard, Thomas de Mala muliere, Humphrey de Sturis (sic), William son of Sturmus, Robert Bellus, William de Crues, Robert Briwer, Roger de Reinni, Simon Peverell, Henry de Ermenteriis.
R.I. f. 38d.: III. f. 385d, where the word ecclesiam is supplied, and the names from * are found.

cxxxiiii. Ratification by Alice de Vallibus of a gift made by Robert de Wallibus (Vallibus) her son to Jocelin bishop of Bath and his successors of the advowson of the church of Aishulle. Witnesses: Richard abbot of Muchelen[ey],* John prior of Tanton, Richard prior of Briwton, William precentor of Wells, Alard chancellor of Wells, Master John de Ikeford, Gilbert de Tanton canons of Wells.
R.I. f. 38d.: III. f. 404, where the names from * are found.

cxxxv. Gift by Alan de Furnell', by assent of Geoffrey his heir, to the church of St. Andrew Wells of the church of Cudeworth with the chapel of Cnolla in almoin quit of all service, to be a perpetual prebend of the church of Wells. Witnesses: Master Walter prior of Bokeland, William parson of Cerd', Jocelin the chaplain,* Master Ralph de Lichelad, John de Cumba, Randolph son of Richard son of the chancellor, Osmund the clerk, Geoffrey the clerk, Roger the physician, Hugh the clerk, Helias son of Robert, William Malherba, William de Stanton. William son of Ralph, William son of Richard, Thomas de Mala Muliere, Humphrey de Sturis (sic), William son of Sturmus, Robert Bellus, William de Crues, Robert Buere (sic). Roger de Renni, Henry de Armenteriis, Simon Peverell, Walter de Dunstavill clerk, Oliver de Dinant, Geoffrey Ruffus Cusin, Alard the chamberlain, Peter de Chabbeham, Robert de Regat'.
R.I. f. 38d.: III. f. 401d., where the names from * are found.

cxxxvi. Confirmation by Reginald 'minister of the church of Bath' of a gift made by Simon Breton(Britto) to the church of St. Andrew Wells of the church of St. Decuman in frank almoin. Witnesses: Alexander dean of Wells, * Thomas archdeacon of Wells, archdeacon Robert, Godfrey archdeacon of Bath, William de Cerde and Jocelin chaplains, Master Ralph de Lichelad, Roger de Doueliz, Stephen de Tornaco, Thomas de Tornaco, Master Nicholas de Luueriis, Hamelin de Columbariis the steward, Richard de Ken, Stephen de Waleton, Richard the chamberlain, Serlo the butler, Richard the marshal.
R.I. f. 38d.: III. f. 372, where the names from * are found.

cxxxvii.Gift by Gilbert (*Girbert) de Perci to St. Andrew Wells, at the request of Reginald bishop of Bath, so far as belongs to the lord of the fee, of the church of Childecumton (* Comton) for a perpetual prebend of Wells: granted upon the alter of St, Andrew, quit of all service. Witnesses: Henry archdeacon of Exeter, * Richard archdeacon of Bath, Joc' the chaplain, Master Ralph de Lichelad, Peter de Winter, William de Meleborn, Ancatill de Chiuton, John de Hiant[on] dean, William de Spakeston, Roger the chaplain of Wandestr[eu], Elias the chaplain of Ceddre, Robert Briton, Geoffrey son of Roger, philip de Walint[on] Godfrey de Dinra, Thomas de Walint[on], Waleran de Well', Walclin de Marisco, Simon son of Richard.
R.I. f. 38d.: III. f. 388 d. where the names from * are found.

Grant by Benedict abbot of Alingen[ey] and the convent to Jocelin bishop of Bath and his successors of the advowson of the church of llton. Witnesses: Richard abbot of Muchelen[ey], Master Helyas de Derham, Master John de lkeford, Master William de Well', Helyas the chaplain, William de Hamm, etc.
R.I. f. 38 d. (interpolated at foot of page).

Gift by Benedict abbot of Athel[ney] (R. III.in margin, Aling') and the convent to Jocelin bishop of Bath and his successors of the advowson or patronage of the church of Hiltona (IItona). Witnesses: Richard abbot of Mich[elney], Master John de Hicford, Master Richard de Fenna, William de Mertok, Helias de Derham, John de IItona chaplain, Roger de Peretona, Alexander de †Lenga chaplain, Thomas de Brenta clerk, Nigel de Dilintona, William de Limeuma (sic), Thomas de † Stapeltona.
R.I. f. 38d. on a schedule (defective at beginning): III. f. 400d. where the names † † are omitted, so as to read 'Alexander de Stapeltona.'

Accord between Robert abbot of Align[ey] (Alingn') and the convent on the part, and John chancellor of Wells canon of the prebend of IIton on the other part, touching a house situated in their court (curia) at Herdecote with the site thereof belonging to the said prebend, namely to store his tithes of Herdecote therein: the dean and chancellor and the chapter of Wells remise all right in the house and ground aforesaid, and the abbot and convent grant in almoin to the prebend of the church of Ilton, to the said chancellor and his successors canons thereof, one piece of their land in Herdecote which William Pek formerly hald of them for half an acre of land, surrounded by certain bounds, namely that piece which lies on the north side of the town of Herdecote, in length from north to south and in breadth from the road leading from Herdecote to Ileford bridge to the land of Ralph son of Agnes de Herdecote, in order to build thereon a grange and houses necessary to store his tithes of Herdecote therein, so that the said chancellor and his successors may enclose the same all round, but may not erect any cottage (colarium) or dwelling (mansionem) except the grange and houses necessary as aforesaid, save by licence of the said abbot and convent. Done in the chapter of Wells, kal. June 1260.
R.I. f. 38d. (on a schedule): III. f. 397d.

cxxxviii. Confirmation by Reginald bishop of Bath of a gift made by Gilbert (*Girbert) de Perci to the church of St. Andrew Wells touching the church of Childecumton (*Cumptona) to hold in frank almoin. Witnesses: Alexander dean of Wells, *Thomas archdeacon of Wells, Master Ralph de Lichelad, Jocelin the chaplain, Anketill de Chiutona, John de Hiantona dean, William de Spakeston, Roger the chaplain of Wandestr[eu], Elias the chaplain of Ceddre, Geoffrey son of Roger, Philip de Waliton, Walkelin de Marisco, Simon son of Richard.
R.I. f. 39: III. f. 397d., where the names from * are found.

cxxxix. Confirmation by Reginald 'minister of the church of Bath' of a gift made by Alan de Fernell[is] to the church of St. Andrew Wells touching the church of Kudewrd (*Cudewrda) to hold in frank almoin. Witnesses: *Alexander dean of Wells, Thomas archdeacon of Wells, Master Ralph de Lichelad, William de Cerda and Jocelin chaplains, Thomas de Tornaco, Roger de Doueliz, Stephen de Tornaco, Hamelin de Columbariis steward, Richard the chamberlain, Richard de Ken, Serlo the butler, Richard the marshal.
R.I. f. 39: III. f. 397, where the witnesses' names are found.

cxl. Gift by Robert de Wall' (*Vallibus) to Jocelin bishop of Bath and his successors of the advowson of the church of Eshull (*Ashyll), with warranty. Witnesses: J. bishop of Norwich, *Walter de Gray the King's chancellor, Simon de Pateshyll, T. de Sanford, James de Poterna, Henry de Ponte Audom', Gilbert Hanlard (sic.)
R.I. f. 39: III. f. 399, where the names from * are found.

cxli. Confirmation by Reginald 'minister of the church of Bath' of a gift made by James de Monte Sorell[o] to the church of St. Andrew Wells of the church of Withlakinton to hold in frank almoin. Witnesses: *Master A. dean of Wells, T.archdeacon of Wells, Master Ralph de Lichel[ad], Jocelin the chaplain, Stephen and H. de Torn[aco], Hugh de Well', Roger de Godest[owe], Master Roger de Deueliz (sic), Henry de Traci, Roger de Bradeford.
R.I. f. 39: III. f. 371d., where the names from * are found.

cxlii. Gift by James de Monte Sorello to St. Andrew Wells and Reginald bishop of Bath of the church of Withlachinton for a perpetual prebend of the church of Wells. Witnesses: *Roger abbot of Adeliggen[ey], Benedict his subprior, Master Walter prior of Berliz, William de Cerd and Jocelin chaplains, Master Robert de Geldeford, Master Roger de Doueliz, Roger de Godestowe clerk, Henry de Traci, Helias son of Richard, Richard the chamberlain, Ivo de Bath[onia], Clement his nephew.
R.I. f. 39.: III. f. 372, where the witnesses' names * are found.

cxliii. Gift by Robert Fitzurse, by assent of his heirs, to the church of St. Decuman in almoin of 20 acres of land and 2½ acres of meadow, namely 2 acres by the cross towards Westchet, 3½ acres in Unundone (*Urnindone), 5½ acres in Willeburg, 4 acres in Langelod, 3 acres at the head of la Cnoll, 2 acres in Iuigrave, 2½ acres of meadow in Smedemed; also one acre of land called the acre at the head of la Pole to make a dwelling for the chaplain of Wilenton (*Wileton) chapel, with undertaking to make an exchange in default of warranty; also his right of advowson in the chapel of Wileton, with an oath that though the grantor has a grant of divine service in the said chapel, he and his men shall maintain the customs and oblations due to the said mother church. Witnesses: William Gun(r) (*Gum(r) dean), *Ralph de Ellewrd, Robert and Richard chaplains. Ralph son of William, Robert son of Richard, Alexander de Laverkestok, John de Wllaviton, Robert the serjeant, Walter the clerk, Richard Fitzurse, John Brito.
R.I. f. 39d. III. f. 400, where the names from * are found.

cxliiii. Gift by Simon Brito, son of Simon Brito, to St. Andrew Wells and Reginald bishop of Bath and his successors, of the church of St. Decuman for a perpetual prebend of the church of Wells, quit of service. Witnesses: * Master A.dean of Wells, Master Robert de Geldeford archdeacon, Jocelin the chaplain, Master Roger de Doueliz, William de Cerda chaplain, Hugh de Well' clerk, Roger de Godestowe, Henry de Traci, Hamelin de Columbariis, Richard son of Bernard, Stephen de Waletun knights, Hugh master of the hospital of Bokelonde, William and Jordan chaplains brethren of the said hospital, William Brito brother of the said Simon, Adam de Rammesberia, Helyas son of Richard, Daniel and Floridus brethren, Ralph son of Robert, Serlo.
R.I. f. 39d. III. f. 368d., where the witnesses' names * are found.

cxlv. Confirmation by Reginald 'minister of the church of Bath' of a gift made by Cecily de Timbrescum', Cristina, Alice and Sarra her sisters, by assent of their husbands R. son of Durand, J. de Culumstok, and Nicholas son of William, to the church of St. Andrew Wells of the church of Timbrescum' to hold in frank almoin. Witnesses: * T. archdeacon of Wells, Herm[an] de Wyflescumb, Stephen de Torn[aco], Master Roger, Nicholas Bagger, Walter chaplain of Torna, Richard de Herlem' vice-archdeacon, Absolon chaplain of Timbrescumb, Walter de Chedingef[ord], Matthew de Netelcumb, B. de Orcherd, Ph[ilip] de Walinton, A. son of Durand, John de Briwes, Henry de Tracy, Hugh de Lambrok.
R.I. f. 40: III. f. 399, where the witnesses' names * are found.

cxlvi. Gift by Cecily de Timbrescum', Cristina, Alice and Sarra her sisters, by assent of their husbands Roger son of Durannus, John de Columpstoch, and Nicholas son of William, to St. Andrew Wells and Reginald bishop of Bath of the church of Timbrescum' for a perpetual prebend of the church of Wells. Witnesses: * Thomas archdeacon of Wells, Master Walter prior of Berliz, Herman de Wivlescumbe, Stephen de Turia (sic), Master Roger, Nicholas Bagger, Walter chaplain of Turn', Richard de Herlem' vice-archdeacon, Absalon chaplain of Timbrescom', Walter de Chidefford, Matthew de Netelcumbe, Baldwin de Orcheard, Philip de Walint[on], Adam son of Durannus, Robert son of Alice, Richard son of Cristiana, John de Briwes, Roger de Orcheard, Hugh de Lambroc, Henry de Traci, Humphrey Ruffus.
R.I. f. 40: III. f. 382d., where the witnesses' names * are found.

cxlvii. Abjuration upon the gospels by Richard de Cnolla, in presence of Reginald bishop of Bath and Richard dean of Wells, of all right in the advowson of the church of Cnoll, granting the same to be a member of the church of Kudeworth (Cudeworth) which is a prebend of Wells. Witnesses: * Master Ralph archdeacon of Bath, Master Robert Gardeford (sic), Master Alexander, Jocelin the chaplain, William the chaplain, Walter chaplain of Chiu, Henry chaplain of Wells, Thomas de Dinant, Roger de Simundesberg, Humphrey Ruffus, Helias, Walter parson of Chaffecumbe, William de Duueliz, Geoffrey de Hacepen', Jordan de Chaggeford, Eustace de Doueliz, and Hugh his brother.
R.I. f. 40: III. f. 387, where the witnesses' names * are found.

cxlviii. Confirmation by Savaricus bishop of Bath and Glastonbury of a grant made by R. his predecessor to the church and canons of Wells touching the tithes of all mills pertaining to the manor of Wells.
R.I. f. 40d.

cxlix. Grant by Reginald bishop of Bath to St. Andrew Wells, towards the common fund of the canons, of all the tithe of all his mills belonging to the manor of Wells. Witnesses (not named).
R.I. f. 40d.

cl. Confirmation by Savaricus bishop of Bath and Glaston bury of a gift made by Lambert and Siricheua (?)his wife to St. Andrew in Wells church of a house and land in Wells in almoin, releasing a rent and customs due therefrom to the bishop. Witnesses (not named).
R.I. f. 40d.

cli. Gift by Roger abbot of Aling[ney] and the convent to Jocelin their bishop of all tithes they had in Penitonya (Putteneya) and Wern' in the parish of Hiwis; ratifying the said bishop's gift of the same as an endowment to the church of Hiwis at the dedication therof. Dated Aling', in chapter, St. Maurice' day 26 bishop Jocelin. (Pitney juxta Langport: marginal note.)
R.I. f. 40d.: III. f. 365d.

clii. Acknowledgment by Sibyl de Ewias lady of Burneham, that Helias the chaplain and the canons of Wells of the prebend of Hywis his predecessors and successors have a right of way to carry wheat and hay through the land of her men of Burneham, and common of pasture with them, for 5d. yearly rent at Michaelmas. Witnesses: *William de Ewias, Thomas de Kenet, Osbert son of William, Thomas Walensis, Walter Walensis, William, Reginald de Hautevilla.
R.I. f. 40 d.: III. f. 401d., where the witnesses' names * are found.