Liber albus I
Fols. 41-60

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'Liber albus I: Fols. 41-60', Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean & Chapter of Wells: volume 1 (1907), pp. 47-69. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=67366 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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cliiii. Decree of S. bishop of Bath and Glastonbury, with the assent of the dean and chapter of Wells, reciting an ordinance of bishop Reginald his predecessor whereby the churches of Subrente and Hiwis were united to the archdeaconry of Wells, and constituting the said churches one prebend of the church of Wells attached to the said archdeacony. Witnesses: Alexander dean of Wells and the chapter.
R.I. f. 41 (repeated below, No. clvii.): II. f. 43: III. 387d. Numbered originally cliii., but altered to cliii.

clv. Statute of Savaricus bishop of Bath and Glastonbury, with the assent of the dean and chapter of Wells, constituting the churches of Subrent (Southbrent) and Hiwis one prebend of the church of Wells attached to the archdeaconry of Wells. Witnesses: *Alexander dean of Wells and the chapter.
R.I. f. 41: III. f. 387d., where the witnesses * are named.

clvi. Gift by Henry abbot of Glastonbury and the convent to the church of St. Andrew Wells and to Reginald bishop of Bath and his successors of the church of Sutbrent with its liberties etc. in almoin, so that the archdeacon of Wells may have that church for a prebend of Wells, and do fealty to the grantor and his successors and to the convent of Glastonbury. Witnesses: Hugh bishop of Durham, *Hugh bishop of Chester, Master Alexander dean of Wells, Roger archdeacon of Winchester, Thomas archdeacon of Wells, Robert de Gelder [old] archdeacon of Bath, William de Cerd', John the chaplain, Master Roger de Douelie (Doueliz), Hugh de Well', Roger de Godest[owe], (William de Winter), William de Mertoc clerks, Francis de Bohun, Hugh Bard', William Briwerr, Ralph son of Bern[ard], (Ralph sine Avero,) William briwerr, Ralph son of Bern[ard], (Ralph sine Avero,) Gerard de Brocton.
R.I. f. 41: III. f. 358, 366, where the names from * are found, those in ( ) at the last reference only. Adam de domerham i. 234.

clvii., clviii. See Nos.cliiii., lxxvi.; above, pp. 47, 26.

clix. Grant by Martin de Kascumbe (karscumbe, in rubric) to the church of St. Andrew Wells of three marks towards the construction of the new work, and two marks towards the repair of St. Mary's chapel, of the rent of Maperton which his lord H.de Novo Merchato asigned in payment of his debt, to be paid at the rate of 4s. a quarter till the sum be complete, commencing on Michaelmas next in the second year after the king's coronation at Winchester. Witnesses: Baldwin the chaplain etc.
R.I. f. 41d.

clx. Gift (*made upon the high altar of Wells) by Richard abbot of Muchelney and the convent to the church of Wells of their church of IIministre in frank almoin, admitting the canons of Wells to their brotherhood, so that on the death of any canon a trental of masses shall be performed in their convent, on the death of dean or precentor of Wells as for a prior ofMuchelney, and on the death of a bishop as for an abbot. *Done at Wellys in the presence of Savaricus bishop of Bath and Glastonbury, Master Alexander the dean, Master William de Sancta Fide precentor of Wells, in full chapter, the morrow of St.Andrew 1201.
R.I. f. 4Id. (defective): III. f. 384d. where the omissions * are supplied.

NOTE.— f. 42 wanting. A reference, in a late hand, to R.II. f. 35 for four charters of Clyva, Nos.clxi—clxiv.

clxv. Ordinance of J.bishop of Bath and Glastonbury that ten marks yearly of the church of Chyu (after the decease or cession of Master Hugh de Wilton now parson) and ten marks similarly of the church of Welinton (after the decease or cession of Stephen de Tornaco) be paid quarterly by the parsons thereof at Wells in chapter to the service of the glorious Virgin. Dated Dontereysare, St. Andrew's day 10 bishop Jocelin.

Note that there is a confirmation of this charter by the chapter of Wells, in the same words.
R.I. f. 43.

clxvi. Gift by William son of Arthur (faius Artur') to Jocelin bishop of Bath and his successors of the advowson of the church of Weston. Witnesses: Thomas de Cirencestre sheriff of Somerset and Dorset, John de Peauton, Henry de Campo Flor[ido], William steward of the said bishop, Baldwin de Wayford, Thomas de Alta Villa, William de Bonevill.
R.I. f. 43: III. f. 356d. The Sheriff named held office 1228–32.

clxvii. Grant by Joscelin bishop of Bath to William de Merton dean of Wells of the houses and site which Peter de Cycestria late dean held in Wells, between that of Richard the chancellor and that of Henry de London canon of Wells, to be held by the said dean and his successors. Dated in the chapter of Wells, xiii kal. Oct. 31 bishop Joscelin, by Master Walter de Maydenestan.
R.I. f. 43.

clxviii. Grant by Joscelin bishop of Wells, by consent of Peter dean of Wells and the chapter, that the hospital of St. John of Wells may have their chantry, bells, and a graveyard to bury the brethren of the house signed [with the cross] and living thereunder who resort there, saving to the dean and chapter their jurisdiction in the hospital so far as pertains to parochial right. All whom the said bishop and his successors (having reserved the right of patronage and their episcopal right) shall set over that house shall give canonical obedience and do fealty to the dean and chapter, and all chaplains secular or persons signed [with the cross] likewise.
R.I. f. 43.

clxix. Grant by Joscelin bishop of Bath to the dean and canons of Wells, to the increase of their common fund, of the church of Cungresbr' with chapels etc., saving to the bishop and his successors the vicarage thereof, to collate a fit person whenever vacant, the same to consist of one third of all issues of the said church, namely all small tithes, legacies and obventions to the altar, and a certain portion of the tithes of wheat: the court of the parson to remain to the dean and chapter, and another to be assigned to the vicar as near the church as conveniently may be, reserving to the bishop and his successors the assessment of the vicarage: also a grant of ten acres of his wood of Congresbyri, in exchange for two bundles of wood which the parson was wont daily to take therein, provided that the vicar have one third thereof: the vicar of his portion to provide the archdeacon's procuration and pay the cathedraticum other charges ordinary and extraordinary being apportioned, one third to the vicar, two thirds to the dean and chapter. Dated Wells, St. Philip and St. James' day 31 bishop Joscelin, by Master Walter de Maydenestan.
R.I. f. 43d.

clxx. Award of Joscelin bishop of Bath, in a dispute between W. dean of Wells and H. the subdean touching the jurisdiction of the city of Wells and the suburb; that whenever the dean be present the cognisance and debate of causes shall be his, in his absence when the subdean be present it shall be his, in the absence of both the power of appointing a judge shall remain with the dean; if one of the bishop's household be convened, the bishop or his official or a delegate of one of them shall take cognisance, the plaintiff following the court of the defendant any pecuniary penalty inflicted on any person of the city or suburb immediately subject to the bishop to go to the fabric of the church without deduction, other amercements to the person presiding at the time, deducting the stipend of the common apparitor: a common roll of proceedings to be kept, which each shall cause the other to have in his turn. Sealed by the bishop, dean, and subdean. Done at Wells, on the morrow of St. Philip and St. James 31 bishop Joscelin.
R.I. f. 43d .: II. f. 50d.

clxxi. Grant by Alexander de Muddesleg' to the church of St. Andrew Wells, Peter the dean thereof and his successors, of all the land, meadow, alder grove and moor lying within the circuit of the park of Muddesl', all the land he had on the east side of the road from Wedmore to Mudesleg', extending in a straight line from the west corner of a croft late of Godfrey eastward to land of the said dean and southward to the road towards the court of the said dean, and half an acre next the land of David eastward; in exchange for all the land which the said dean held in his demense in a cultura called Stanilond, for the meadow, alder grove and moor near the park eastward between grantor's meadow and the said park stretching to the southern corner of the park, a small piece of land of about half an acre lying on the west side of the manse late of Malger, and for two acres of land late of Robert Malherbe lying together in a cultura next la Hethe, and half an acre in Houerelulleg' lying next grantor's land. Witnesses: Richard de Cuntevill, Walter the chamberlain, etc.
R.I. f. 44.

clxxii. Award of John abbot of Ford, Humphrey prior of Ford, and Baldwin prior of Axem' (nominated by the pope) in a dispute between Alexander dean of Wells and the chapter on the one part, and Ernisius canon of Wells on the other part, touching the land of Bideham which he possessed in the name of a prebend: Ernisius having resigned the same to Savaricus bishop of Bath and Glastonbury, and the bishop having restored it to St. Andrew towards the repair of the fabric, the dean and chapter, by consent of the bishop, delivered the land to Ernisius, not in the name of a prebend, paying yearly 40s. to the said church all the days of his life at Michaelmas and Easter, and granted him in life and death fellowship in the church of Wells, to have a stall in the choir, a place in the chapter, and full commons as other canons, nor need he find a vicar nor perform residence there unless he choose.
R.I. f. 44: III. f. 389d. See original deed No. 26.

clxxiii. Confirmation by S. bishop of Bath and Glastonbury of a composition made between the dean and chapter of Wells on the one part, and Ernisius his canon on the other part, as above
R.I. f. 44d.

clxxiiii. Charter of Alexander dean of Wells and the chapter touching the land of Bidesham, in the terms above stated. Witnesses: Savaricus bishop of Bath and Glastonbury, Alexander the dean, etc.
R.I. f. 44d.

clxxv. Ordinance of Joscelin bishop of Bath, by assent of Peter dean of Wells and the chapter, that in place of the church of Everecriz, hitherto of the treasurer of Wells, the treasurer shall have the churches of Mertok, saving to the abbot and monks of St. Michael de Periculo Maris the portion they have therein, and saving that the church of Mertok be subject to W. archdeacon of Wells and his successors as it was before; and the church of Evercriz shall revert to the gift of the bishop and his successors to dispose as he did the church of Mertok before it was a dignity, saving to the dean and chapter the jurisdiction therein until they have such jurisdiction in the church of Mertok, henceforth of the treasurer, by the bishop and his successors with the consent of the archdeacon for the time being, as they had in that of Evercriz when it was his; then the church of Evercriz to be subject to the bishop and his successors.
R.I. f. 44d.

clxxvii. Grant by Savaricus bishop of Bath and Glastonbury to St. Andrew and the canons of Wells of the church of Lidiard to the increase of their common fund, with all the liberty and immunity of an ancient prebend.
R.I. f. 44d.

clxxvii. Gift by Alexander de Rodolio and William des a fluble (Desafuble) to the church of St. Andrew Wells, Reginald bishop of Bath and his successors, of the church of Estun with liberties etc. in almoin for a prebend of Wells. Witnesses: William bishop of Ely, Godfrey bishop of Winchester, *Hugh bishop of Chester, William Maresc[allus], Geoffrey son of Peter, William Briwerr, Roger son of Reinfrid, Henry de Corlihull (sic), Robert de Tresgoz, Gilbert son of Reinfrid, Master William de Tunebrig, Fulk de Alno, Alexander his brother, Roger de Bohun, William de Perci, William Ostriciarius, Hugh de Well' clerk.
R.I. f. 45: III. f. 374, where the names from * are found.

clxxviii. Confirmation by Reginald 'minister of the church of Bath' of a gift made by William Desafuble (*Desfuble) to the church of St. Andrew Wells of the church of Eston (*Eistone) to hold in frank almoin. Witnesses: Alexander dean of Wells, Thomas the archdeacon, *Thomas subdean of Wells, Master Ralph de Licchel[ade], Jocelin the chaplain, Stephen and Thomas de Tornaco, Hugh de Well', Roger de Godest[owe], Henry de Traci.
R.I. f. 45:IIIf. 369, where the names from * are found.

clxxix. Letter patent of R. prior of Bath and the convent touching a dispute which arose between Peter dean of Wells and the said prior at a synod held by Joscelin bishop of Bath in the cathedral church of Bath in April in the 4th year of Pope Honorius III, which of them should have the first place on the right hand of the bishop, when it was agreed that the said prior should sit in the first place at that synod without prejudice to the right of the dean.
R.I. f. 45.

†clxx. Confirmation by J. bishop of Bath and Glastonbury of a grant made by Savaricus bishop of Bath and Glastonbury to the church of St. Andrew Wells and the common fund of the canons touching the church of Lideard, the canons to hold the same with liberties etc., to the increase of the common fund, and the bishop to institue a vicar at their presentation to have the cure of souls. Dated in the chapter of Wells, the morrow of Michaelmas 8 bishop J[oscelin].
R.I. f. 45d. At this point there is an error in the rubricated numbers, those from clxx to clxxix being repeated a second time.

†clxxi. Grant and appointment by Rainaud 'minister of the church of Bath' to St. Andrew and the church of Wells of 40s. yearly to be found by the canons of Briuton of the churches of Banewell and Westbr' (Westberia) towards a wax candle for ever to give light before the high altar. Witnesses: *Alexander dean of Wells. Thomas archdeacon of Wells, William de Cerdra (sic), Jocelin the chaplain, Master Ralph de Lichelad, Roger de Doueliz, Thomas de Tornaco, Stephen de Tornaco, Hugh de Well', Master Nicholas de Lnuariis, Hamelin de Columbariis steward, Richard de Ken, Stephen de Waleton, Richard the chamberlain, the Richard the Marshal.
R.I. f. 45d.: III. f. 288, where the witnesses' names * are found.

†clxxii. Grant by Robert 'minister of the church of Bath,' by assent of the dean and chapter of Wells, to Hubert de Ivelcestre his clerk, of the prebend of Bidesham, assigned to the proper uses of the church of Wells, to the intent that, if a vacancy occur in his lifetime, the first prebend after that assigned to Robert Pictau[iensis] the archdeacon shall fall to him, and the prebend of Bidesham revert to the church of Wells, and he shall in the meanwhile pay 20s. yearly towards the needs of the church, but have no vicar therein.
R.I. f. 45d.

†clxxiii. Notification by Richard bishop of winchester to the king's justices that he made an accord with Walerand de Welesleg', his wife, and her sister, who claimed by the king's writ the land of Bidesham held by the church of Wells, giving a sum of money to one, and to Walerand and his wife twenty solidates of land, which their heirs yet hold; and that they by this agreement quitclaimed all right therein.
R.I. f. 45d.

†clxxiiii. Confirmation by Rainald 'minister of the church of Bath' of a grant made by Geoffrey Talebot to the church of St. andrew Wells of half a virgate of land in Northam, and all the meadow he had there, to be held by the church and canons in almoin quit of all but the king's service. Witnesses (not named).
R.I. f. 45d.

†clxxv. Bond of Philip prior of Briwton and the convent, in order to extinguish strife, to pay 40s. yearly for ever to the church of Wells of the churches of Westbr' and Banewell, whereof Reginald bishop of Bath has appointed that a wax candle be found in the church of Wells to give light before the altar, 20s. at mid-lent and 20s. at the Assumption.
R.I. f. 46: III. f. 281d.

†clxxvi. Grant by Ivo dean of Wells and the chapter to Ralph Martre and his heirs of half a hide and half a virgate of land at Dultinchote which he had by gift of Robert bishop of Bath, provided he and his heirs pay yearly in the name of a pension on the vigil of St. Andrew three wax candles, one of 3lb. and two of 2lb. each. Witnesses: Reg[inald] (*Higinus) the precentor, *Robert and Thomas archdeacons, Robert the subdean, William the treasurer, John the provost, Wlater Calvus, William son of william, Richard de Monte Ac[uto], Geoffrey de Wiflesc[umbe] and all the convert, Peter prior of Bath, William prior of Briwton, Hamelin son of Geoffrey, Robert son of Vivian, William Hos' Matthew de Horningd', William Flamming, Peter de Chiu, William de Ateberga, Godfrey de Cnolla.
R.I. f. 46: III. f. 292, where the names from *are found.

†clxxvii. Grant by Robert 'minister of the church of Bath' to the church of wells of half a hide and half a virgate of land at Dultinchot, which Ralph Martre possessed of his gift for long service, towrads an increase of the lights, so that the said Ralph may hold the same of the said church, and pay yearly on the vigil of St. Andrew three wax candles, one of 3lb., the others of 2lb., each. Witnesses: Peter prior of Bath, etc.
R.I. f. 46.

†clxxviii. Ordinance of J. bishop of Bath and Glastonbury, by provision of the said bishop, L. dean of Wells, and the chapter, that should a vacancy occur in the civarage of Kingesbr', held by Ralph the chaplain, during the life of Thomas now chancellor of Wells, the dean and chapter shall present; but after the decease or cession of the said chancellor, his successors shall have the presentation. Done in the chapter of Wells, the morrow of Michealmas 8 bishop J[oceline].
R.I. f. 46d.: III. f. 157d.

†clxxix. Statute of Savaricus bishop of Bath and Clastonbury that a solemn mass be celebrated daily in the church of Wells in veneration of the mother of God, and another for his predecessors, the brethren, benefactors, and all the faithful departed in the said church, assigning 10l. for ever in support thereof, namely 100s. of the profits of the archdeaconry which Maurice de Berkeley receives, and 100s. of the church of Cerda to be paid by the parson for the time being: future chaplains to be appointed by the chapter, to receive the stipends assigned to them, and such commons of bread as a canon would receive.
R.I. f. 46d.: III. f. 136d. Church, Early History, App. M, p. 385.

clxxx. Statute of J. bishop of Bath and Glastonbury, by assent of L. dean of Wells and the chapter, constituting 20s. to be paid yearly by the parson of the church of Dokemeresfeld a prebend of Wells (which annual payment Robert prior of Bath and the convent quitclaimed to the said bishop, granting him also the advowson of the same church), and instituting Luke the clerk canon thereof in the church [of Wells.] Done in the chapter of Wells, Easter 9 bishop J[oscelin].
R.I. f. 46d.

clxxxi. Inspeximus by Richard archbishop of Canterbury and primate of a charter of King Henry II, reciting a plea in his court between R. bishop of Bath and Henry de Tilli concerning the manor of Dogemerefeld which the bishop claimed to have in his demense, and the fee of Dinra which the bishop said Godfrey de Dinra ought to hold of him in chief, and which Henry de Tilli claimed to hold of the bishop; also a fine between them, namely that the said Henry rendered into the king's hand the manor of Dokemeresfeld quit of all challenge by him and his heirs, and the king granted the same to the church of Bath' (as King Henry his grandfather did by his charter inspected) and rendered it to the hand of Reginald bishop thereof to hold in frank almoin, and likewise the fee of Dinra to hold in chief by the service of one knight, which fine was made by 100 marks paid by the bishop to Henry de Tilli; and confirming to the bishop and his successors the manor of Dokemeresfeld with houses in Winchester and all rights granted by the charter of King Henry his grandfather, and the fee of Dinra, so that G. de Dynra and his heirs hold that fee of the bishop in chief by the service of one knight. Witnesses: Roger archbishop of York, etc.
R.I. f. 46d.

clxxxii. Admission and institution by H. (Henry, in margin) bishop of Exeter, upon the presentation of S. bishop of Bath and Glastonbury, of Master John de Tinemuth to the church of Aulescumb, conferred upon the church of Wells in the name of a prebend, as appears by instruments of the lord of the estate and J. the said bishop's predecessor, saving the rights of the church of Exeter. Dated Ferendon, vii kal. March 6 bishop H[enry]. Witnesses: *Master H. de Wilton, William de Suindon and Henry de Eling canons of Exeter, Master T. de Sutton, John de Serlon (sic) chaplains, Gilbert, John and Benedict the bishop's clerks.
R.I. f. 47: III. f. 391d., where the witnesses' names * are found. Compare No. clxxxv.

clxxxiii. Gift by Joscelin Tresminet' (*de Tresuirret') to St. Andrew Wells and Rainald bishop of Bath of the church of Aulescumb for a perpetual prebend of the church of Wells. Witnesses: *Master Walter prior of Berliz, Richard Const' archdeacon, Roger his brother, Jocelin the chaplain, Gilbert de Bercevilla (Beccevilla), William de Cicestria, Helias de Wattel' priests, Hugh de Monteacuto, Henry de Tracy.
R.I. f. 47: III. ff. 338, 403d., where the names from * are found.

clxxxiiii. Confirmation by John bishop of Exeter of a gift made in his presence by Joselen de Tresminet' (*Tresminettes, Tresminetres) to St. Andrew Wells and Rainald bishop of Bath of the church of Aulescumb for a perpetual prebend of Wells. Witnesses: *Thomas precentor of Exeter, Richard, Bernard, Walter chaplains, Master Reginald, Master William, Master Miles, Hugh de Lillebon the bishop's clerks, Master Robert de Gildeford, Master John and Gilbert Basset, William de Rocha, Henry de Croland, Richard de Curceio his servants.
R.I. f. 47d.: III. ff. 338, 403, where the names from * are found.

clxxxv. Admission and institution by H. bishop of Exeter, upon the presentation of the dean and chapter of Wells, and the official of S. bishop of Bath and Glastonbury (who is beyond the sea), of Master John de Tynemug' to the church of Aulescumb conferred upon the church of Wells in the name of a prebend, as appears by instruments of the lord of the estate and J. the said bishop's predecessor. Dated Ferendon, viii kal. March 6 bishop H[enry]. *Witnesses: Master Hugh de Wilton, William de Suindon, and Henry de Eling canons of Exeter, Master T. de Sutton, John Jslone (sic) the bishop's chaplains, Benedict, Gilbert and John his clerks.
R.I. f. 47d.: III. f. 338, where the witnesses' names are found. Compare No. clxxxii.

clxxxvi. Gift by Savaricus bishop of Bath and Glastonbury, at the instance of Hugh Lumbard canon of Wells and parson of the church of Warministre, to Stephen the clerk of Haversham of the portion which Master William brother of the said Stephen had in the said church, saving a pension of four marks which the said S. shall pay yearly to the said H. (*Henrico), investing the said Stephen with the said vicarage. Witnesses: *William de Colecestre chaplain, John the chaplain, Thomas de Monte Acuto, Geoffrey Bucherell, John Chauuel, Wivian de Wlfrington, William de Morcote, Peter de Everdon, Sawale de Sancta Fide, Simon de Stokes. *Sealed and attested by Ph[ilip] papal notary.
R.I. f. 47d.: III. f. 338d., where the portions from * are found.

clxxxvii. Confirmation by G. bishop of London of a grant made by Hamon son of Geoffrey and his heir after him to Reginald bishop of Bath and the church of St. Andrew Wells touching the advowson of the church of Scaldeford, which the said Hamon and Robert have granted for a perpetual prebend of the church of Wells, subject to the customs due to the said bishop and his succesors and to their officials. Witnesses: *Ralph de Diceto archdeacon of Middlesex, Richard archdeacon of Colchester, Robert archdeacon of Essex, Ralph de Alta Ripa master of the school of London, Roger Wigorn', Richard de Saresbiria, Ralph de Chilton, Ralph the precentor, Walter the almoner, John Witeng'.
R.I. f. 47d. (continued on f. 49): III. f. 400d., where the witnesses' names * are found.

A similar instrument, with insignificant verbal variations, R. III. f. 371, has these witnesses: Richard archdeacon of Colchester, Ralph archdeacon of Middlesex, Henry the treasurer, Ralph de Alta Ripa master of the school, Master David, Master Hugh de Lund', Master Richard de Saresbiria, Ralph de Chilton.

Gift by Hamon son of Geoffrey, with assent of Agnes his wife and his heir, to St. Andrew and the church of Wells, of the church of Scaldeford for a perpetual prebend, saving the right of Richard parson of Scaldeford to hold it of the church of Wells for life, but after his death the bishop of Bath shall dispose thereof as of other prebends of Wells. Made in the hand of Reginald bishop of Bath by a gold ring. Witness: Richard archdeacon of Bath, in presence and with consent of Robert grantor's heir; also witnesses: Walter Giffard, Ralph son of Savaricus, Ivo de Garton, Martin de Well', Simon son of Pon(cius, Peter) de Wynton, (William) the clerk son of Bald(win), Reginald Ruffus, (Richard) de Dunepol (Dinepoll), Peter de Scaudef . . (Scaldeford, Adam) son of H(enry.)
R.I. f. 48: III. f. 402d., where the names in brackets are supplied.

Ratification by Robert son of Hamon son of Geoffrey of a gift made by his father to Reginald bishop of Bath and the church of Wells of the church of Scaudeford (*Scauford) for a perpetual prebend. Witnesses: Jocelin bishop of Salisbury, Richard archdeacon of Bath, Robert the prior and Jordan the subprior of Briuton, William the sacrist of Sireburn, Peter de Wynton (*le Wynt'), William son of Bald[win], Gilbert de Exon', Walter the chaplain, Philip de Sancto Edwardo (*Sancto Lawardo), Bald' the clerk. Ralph son of Savaricus, Daniel and Peter his brethren, Geoffrey and William de Sancto Georgio (*de Bening').
R.I. f. 48: III. f. 369d., where the names * are found.

Inspeximus and confirmation by Richard 'minister of the church of London' of the ratification by Gilbert his predecessor of a grant made by Hamon son of Geoffrey and his heir to Reginald bishop of Bath and the church of St. Andrew Wells touching the church of Scaldeford, that the same should be a prebend of Wells. Witnesses: Gilbert archdeacon of Middlesex, Richard de Windr' and John Witens (sic) canons, Master Roger, Alan and Bereng[er] chaplains, Master Alexander, William de Ely, Ralph de Sancto Paulo, Richard the chaplains, Master Alexander, William de Harfeld (hacfeld), Hugh the clerk, Gervase and Robert chaplains, John de Waltham.
R.I. f. 48: III. f. 388.

Writing of Edward dean of Wells and the chapter attaching to the office of succentor, by the assent of the executors of Hugh late treasurer of Wells all possessions and rents acquired by the said executors for the support of a morning mass in their church for the said treasurer's soul, the succentor to present a chaplain, who shall receive for the stipend of himself and his clerk and for the necessary light, after the death of Sibyl relict of John de Laverton, 6 marks, a proportion being meanwhile deducted for her dower. Dated Wells, Nativity of St.John Baptist 1277.
R.I. f. 48.

clXXXViii. Inspeximus by [Alexander] dean of Wells and the chapter of a charter or ordinance of Savaricus bishop of Bath and Glastonbury assigning to the living of the monastery of Michelney and the brethren there, by reason of their poverty, the sheaves of their church of Sumertun, of the portion anciently belonging to them, with the services of the men upon their estate, saving to the vicars there, to be presented by the abbot and monks, the altarage, the arable lands, and all obventions and small tithes belonging to the church or to the chapels thereof, the vicars bearing the charge of the bishop's and archdeacon's dues, with the help of the abbort and monks. Witnesses: *Benedict abbot of Athelen[ey], Durand prior of Montacute, Gilbert prior of Briuton, John prior of Tanton, Raher parson of Alre.
R.I. f. 49: III. f. 154d.

clXXXiX.Inspeximus of the same by Robert prior of Bath and the convent.
R.I. f. 49: III. f. 155.

Decree of Savaricus bishop of Bath and Glastonbury, with the assent of Alexander dean of Wells and the chapter, constituting the church of Sutton a perpetual prebend of the church of Wells, to be help by Benedict abbot of Adheligney and his successors as canons of Wells with all Liberties of the ancient prebends, a stall in the choir, and a place in the chapter next the subdean, without obligation to reside, but finding a vicar in the church of Wells to minister in the priest's office, with a yearly stipend of 4 marks.
R.I. f. 49: III. f. 369.

clxxxx. Charter of King W., addressed to Ailnod the ", abbot, Toui the sheriff and the barons of Sumersete, granting at the prayer of bishop Gyso the town called Wynesham to 'the church of Wells towards the support of the canons.
R.I. f. 49d.

clxxxxi. Confirmation by Savaricus bishop of Bath and Glastonbury to A. dean of Wells and the chapter of the manor of Cumba assigned by his predecessors Robert and Reinald bishops of Bath to the office of precentor of the church of Wells, to be possessed by the precentor for the time being subject to payment of three prebends, that is to say 100s. Witnesses: Helias the chaplain, etc.
R.I. f. 49d.

clxxxxii. Consent of Thomas precentor of Wells and the chapter to an ordinance made by Joscelin bishop of Bath while beyond the sea, by assent of Ralph their dean and other brethren then with him, that after the decease or cession of William de Cerda there shall be paid of the manor of Cumba (whereof hitherto was paid 100s. to every prebend) ten prebends each of 10 marks, and one provostship, to be held of the bishop and his successors by one of those ten canons whom he shall elect; and such provost shall receive the said prebends of the manor, and pay yearly 10 marks apiece to the other canons at Wells by quarterly payments, retaining 10 marks for his own prebend, and the residue for his provostship; to his vicar of Wells he shall give yearly 3 marks of his prebend and provostship, the other canons two marks at least to their vicars; and with the manor the said provost shall have the church of Cumba to support these charges: but in order that the number of prebends of their church may be neither more nor less, on the death or cession of Richard the official, who receives yearly one prebend in the church of Wells of the bishop's chamber, namely of the money due from the archdeaconry of Wells, the bishop and his successors shall be quit of the payment of such prebend.
R.I. f. 49d.: II. f. 13d.

clxxxxiii. Letters patent of P. dean of Wells, addressed to W. the subdean and the chapter, assenting to the union of two provostships, that is to say of Cumba and Wynesham.
R.I. f. 50.

clxxxxiiii. Grant by Ralph son of William to the church of Wells, Rainald bishop of Bath and his successors, of the church of Warministre in almoin for a prebend of Wells. Witnesses (not named).
R.I. f. 50.

clxxxxv. Inspeximus by William bishop of Ely, papal legate and chancellor of the king, of charters of King Henry I and King Richard touching the grant made to Robert de Pirou and his heirs of his land in Warministre and the church of that town, and of a charter of Ralph son of William, to whom afterwards came the inheritance thereof, granting the said church to the church of St. Andrew Wells, Rainaud bishop of Bath and his successors in frank almoin for a prebend of Wells; and confirmation of a fine made in his presence, to settle a dispute between Rainaud bishop of Bath and his church of Wells (grantees of the said church of Warministre from the said Ralph) and Hugh de Haveresham (then possessor thereof), whereby the said Hugh quitclaimed his right therein to the bishop and his successors and the church of Wells. Witnesses (not named). Dated Windsor, vii kal. May.
R.I. f. 50.

clxxxxvi. Grant by William Malet to the church of St. Denys of Warmenistre in frank almoin, for the plaint against him touching one hide and a half of land, of one virgate of land in Babigton and the villein holding it, upon an agreement between him and William son of Reginald patron of the church and his clerks, that grantor and the other defendants be quit of all impeachment, and this be an end of the dispute.
R.I. f. 50.

clxxxxvii. Accord between the church of Wells and Gerbert de Perci touching a certain land within the limits of the prebend of Wytechurch and of the land of Chilecumton, to wit that one moiety thereof is acknowledged to be of the prebend of Wytechurch, the other moiety to be the tenements of Chilecomton; and Gerbert and his heirs shall hold the moiety which belongs to the prebend at a yearly rent of 1lb. of pepper payable to the canon holding the said prebend at Wytechurche on Michaelmas day. Oath of fealty to the church of Wells and the canon by the said Gerbert in the chapter of Wells. Witnesses: Thomas archdeacon of Wells, *Robert the subdean, Geoffrey the succentor, William the treasurer, John de Cumba, William de Sancta Fide, Odo, William Giff[ard], Robert Hose, William son of Robert, William Suuenhamtun, Thomas de Walington, Philip Surmund.
R.I. f. 50d.: III. f. 401.

clxxxxviii. Mandate by T. archbishop of Canterbury and papal legate to R. bishop of Bath, whereas the latter has rendered to the church and canons of Wells the rights proved by their charters and muniments, Philip de Furnell' their adversary failing to appear, to restrain by ecclesiastical sentence those who have withheld the goods of the church; and to R. bishop of Exeter to do likewise.
R.I. f. 50d.

clxxxxix. Gift by Joscelin bishop of Bath to the church of Wells at the dedication thereof, on St. Romanus' day in November 1239, in honour of St. Andrew, as an endowment to the said church, and to the dean and chapter of Wells, of the manor and church of Wynescumb (when vacant) towards the increase of their common fund, to hold in frank almoin, saving a vicarage in the said church to be assessed by the bishop or his successors to the value of 5 marks a year, the dean and chapter to present, saving also to the bishop and his successors the services of tenants by knight service, reliefs, escheats, wards and suit at their hundred court of Banewell. Dated Wells, the morrow of St. Romanus 1239, 34 bishop Joscelin.
R.I. f. 50d.: III. ff. 53d. 99. Adam de Domerham, i. 252.

[cc.] Ordinance of Joscelin bishop of Bath, upon the resignation of Richard de Dynam, rector of Merk of the bishop's patronage, on Wednesdat after St. Simon and St. Jude 1242 in the great church of Wells, to put an end to disputes of long standing between the deans of Wells and rectors of Merk, by assent of John Saracenus dean of Wells and the chapter, that the said church henceforth be attached to the prebend of Wedmore, which is the prebend joined to the deanery of Wells, so that manor of Wedmore with the prebend and the church of Merk be a single benefice wherein shall consist the deanery of Wells, and that together with four prebends of 20l. which the deans do and ought to make of the dignity of the denery in the church of Wells belonging to the gift of the bishop and his successors, henceforth every dean shall make a fifth prebend of 4l. of the said prebend of Wedmore and church of Merk, to be joined to a prebend of 20s. payable of the church of Dogmeresfelde by the rector thereof for the time being, the collation as of other prebends being retained by the bishop and his successors, and the prebend following the custom and form of other prebends notwithstanding it is attached to the deanery. Done in the chapter of Wells, the date above mentioned.
R.I. f. 51: II. f. 44: III. f. 449d. The numbers attached to this and the following instrument are an addition. The rubricated numbers cc and cci will be found below.

[cci.] Ordinance by Joscelin Bishop of Bath, by consent of John Sarracenus the dean and the chapter, whereas he has begun to rebuild and enlarge the church of St. Andrew Wells which was in danger of falling by reason of age, and has increased the provision for those ministering there by conferring upon the common fund lands, churches etc., that the bishop and his successors shall have daily when in residence 8d.for commons and 5d. for bread instead of 6d. and four white loaves: that the five parsons, namely the dean, precentor, archdeacon, chancellor and treasurer, instead of 6d. two white loaves and two black, shall have daily while in residence 8d. and 4d. for bread: all the other canons 4d. and 2d. for bread instead of 3d. one white loaf and one black: each vicar 1d. a day instead of the bread he used to have every other day from the grange, so that he be present at matins and other canonical hours or have lawful cause for absence provided he be in town: that all others instead of full daily commons of bread receive 1d. a day, and instead of half commons (½)d.: that if at any time the revenues of the grange be insufficient, the distribution shall cease until the end of that year, or until other provision be made, but it is believed that there will be enough for the daily commons and a surplus for distribution at the end of the year, and such surplus shall be distributed among the parsons and canons resident, that is to say all canons who have resided whether continuously or not during half the year, and the dean, precentor, chancellor and treasurer if they reside during two thirds of the year, saving other customs of the church of Wells, tam persone quam simplici canonico. Sealed by the bishop, the dean, and the chapter. Done in the chapter of Wells, xvi kal. November 1242.
R.I. f. 51: II. ff. 44d. 45: III. f. 8.

Presentation by J. de Godel' dean of Wells and the chapter to Walter bishop of Bath and Wells of John Tappyng to be instituted chaplain to the first chantry for the soul of Master Henry Husee late dean of Wells and his benefactors. Dated Wells, v id. November 1307.

Similar presentation of Thomas de Milverton chaplain to the second chantry for the soul of the said Master Henry in the church of St. Andrew Wells at the altar on the south side of the entrance to the choir. Same date.
R.I. f. 52.

Agreement indented, dated Wells, Friday the vigil of the Nativity of St. John Baptist 35 Edward I, between John de Godelee dean of the cathedral church of St. Andrew Wells and the chapter on the one part, and Richard de Plymstock, Roger Huse, Robert Fayremay, Roger de Mylton, and John de Bampton executors of Master Henry Huse late dean of the said church on the other, that the dean and chapter and their successors shall pay to John Tappyng and Thomas de Milverton chaplains and their successors yearly 10l. for ever at five terms in the year, namely 34s. 2d. at Midsummer, Michaelmas, Christmas and Easter (in all 6l. 16s. 8d.) for their maintenance and to find bread, wine, light and vestments for their masses, and on the feast of St. Peter's chair 20s. towards an obit for the said Henry Huse in the choir, 40s. to distribute to the poor, 8d. to the sacrist for sounding the gongs, 2s. to the communar and 8d. to the escheator for making these distributions on the said day and the next; such chaplains daily to say the placebo, dirige, and commendacio in the said church before the ringing of second prime for the souls of the said Henry, his father, mother, brethren and sisters, Robert Burnel and William de Marchia bishops of Bath and Wells, Peter bishop of Exeter, and for the health of the said king, Margaret his consort, Edward his first born and his other sons, Walter bishop of Bath and Wells, John de Godelee the dean and the other canons, and for their souls after their decease, the souls of John de Button late provost of Wells, Reginald Huse, John de Brunmor, Thomas Oweyn and Alice his wife, also to sing masses daily at two new altars by the entrance of the choir for the same persons: they shall on admission give a corporal oath faithfully to perform this service, and shall be perpetual chaplains and not vicars, and on their death, cession or removal the dean and chapter shall present successors, or in the dean's absence the subdean and chapter, or in the absence of both dean and subdean the chief parson (excellentior persona) present in the city of Wells with the chapter, or in default of such presentation after one month the executors or their heirs or one of them who first offers himself for the purpose, in default of such executors after a second month the presentation shall devolve upon the heirs of Master Henry Huse, John de Brunmore, and Thomas Oweyn or one of them, or failing them after a third month upon the king: the dean and chapter bind themselves and their successors, their manors of Northcory and Wynes-cumb, for payment of the said 10l. as above, so that the said chaplains, the bishop or his bailiffs may distrain; and for this the said ex-ecutors have paid to the dean and chapter 200l., with which sum the dean and chapter have bought the manor of Knappe, to the use of the said church for ever.
R.I. f. 52: III. f. 277d.

Receipt dated Michaelmas 1311, for payment of 10l. by H. de Corston rector of Burnham to the dean and chapter, with allowances for the expenses of proctors sent to the council.
R.I. f. 53.

Grant by Edward dean of Wells and the chapter to Th[omas] Corbyn vicar of their church of Winescumb of William son of Roger de Barton neif of their manor of Wynescumb, with all the issue of his body and all his chattels, whom he has bought of them for manumission. Dated Wells, Thursday the vigil of the Purification 1262.
R.I. f. 53d.

Inspeximus dated Wells, xiv Kal. July 1262, by Edward dean of Wells and the chapter, and assent to a grant made by William bishop of Bath and Wells to William Buscel, for his service, of one virgate of land which Richard Buscel his father held in the bishop's manor of Cumpton, to hold of the bishop and his successors for ever at a yearly rent of 10s., saving that the said William and his heirs shall enclose in the bishop's park of Westbiry so much as pertains to one virgate, and shall perform siut of the hundred and the bishop's court as other free tenants of the manor: witnessed by Jordan la War', Adam le Hyreis, Reginald Longus, Richard Vassal, William Russel, Payn de Lodewell, William de Wolfareshull, Simon de Britton (sic,) Nicholas Coppe, and dated Wyvelescumb, kal. June 1262.
R.I. f. 53d.

cc. Certificate by Robert prior of the church of Bath and the convent to Pope Innocent that they with the dean and chapter of Wells have, on the death of Savaricus their bishop, elected Master Joscelin clerk of their church and canon of Wells; and petition to confirm their election.

Note that this was subscribed by all the monks; but the names are not given.

cci. Similar certificate by Alexander dean of Wells and the chapter.

Note that this was subscribed by all the canons of Wells; but the names are not given.

ccii. Similar certificate by the prior and convent of Bath to —— archbishop of Canterbury.

Subscribed by all the monks; (names not given.)
R.I. f. 54.

cciii. Certificate to the pope by W. bishop of London, E. bishop of Hereford, R. bishop of St. Asaph, H. bishop of Llandaff, R. bishop of Bangor, G. bishop of St. David's of the canonical election by the prior and convent of Bath and the dean and chapter of Wells of Master Joscelin canon of Wells, upon the death of Savaricus bishop of Bath, also of the assent of King John, in the vacancy of the see of Canterbury; and petition to confirm the election.
R.I. f. 54d.

cciiii. Proxy by the convent of Bath to Robert their prior, John their subprior Master Kam' (sic), and brother Martin, monks of their church, to elect a bishop with the dean and canons of Wells.
R.I. f. 54d.

ccv. Certificate of assent by King John, addressed to J. cardinal deacon of St. Mary in Via Lata and papal legate, to the election of Master Joscelin canon of Wells to be bishop of Bath, sent with the bishop elect, and petition to confirm the election. Witness: P. bishop of Winchester. Dated Dokemaresfeld, 23 April.
R.I. f. 54d.

ccvi. Certificate to J. cardinal deacon of St. Mary in Via Lata and papal legate by W. bishop of London, E. bishop of Hereford, R. bishop of St. Asaph, H. bishop of Llandaff, R. bishop of Bangor and G. bishop of St. Davids, as above.
R.I. f. 54d.

ccvii. Petition of Alexander dean of Wells and the chapter to Pope Innocent to confirm the election by themselves and the monks of Bath of Master Joscelin canon of their church and deacon, a man who had grown up in the bosom of their church from infancy (a primo lacte), recounting the perils and afflictions of their church now during several years destitute of a ruler: carried by certain of their fellow canons.
R.I. f. 55.

ccviii. Certificate by R. bishop of Bangor to J. cardinal deacon of St. Mary in Via Lata and papal legate of the canonical election of Master Joscelin canon of Wells by the prior and convent of Bath and the dean and chapter of Wells, on the death of bishop Savaricus, the assent of King John, and the fitness of the bishop elect; and petition for his confirmation.
R.I. f. 55d.

ccix. Certificate of Robert prior of Bath, John subprior, brother Haimon and brother Martin monks there appointed by the convent to elect a bishop upon the death of bishop Savaricus, that they have elected Master Joscelin de Well' clerk of their church and canon of Wells, by assent of Alexander dean of Wells, William the precentor, Thomas the subdean and Master Ralph de Lechel[ade] canon of Wells appointed by the chapter to elect. Sealed by the prior.

Note: subscribed by the said monks of Bath.
R.I. f. 55d.

ccx. Proxy by the convent of Bath to Robert their prior, John subprior, Master Hamon and brother Martin monks of their church, as above.
R.I. f. 55d.

ccx (sic). Accord between the church of Bath and the church of Wells, and between the convent of Bath and the chapter of Wells, touching the election of a bishop of both churches, namely that at the time of an election the prior and monks of Bath and the dean and canons of Wells shall meet in a fit place, and when they have agreed upon a fit person the prior of Bath shall denounce, and on behalf of both churches postulate the person elected by common consent: if the prior, the monks, the dean or the canons infringe the prescribed form the proceedings are void: if the person chosen be the prior, the dean of Wells shall denounce and postulate: if the church of Bath be without a prior at the time of an election, the dean of Wells shall denounce and postulate: the dean and chapter of Wells shall not hinder the bishop's enthronement in the church of Bath before his enthronement in that of Wells, nor procure the contrary.
R.I. f. 56.

ccxi. Certificate to Pope I. by W.bishop of London, G.bishop of Rochester, H. bishop of Exeter, H.bishop of Salisbury, E.bishop of Ely, G.bishop of Coventry, M.bishop of Worcester, J.bishop of Norwich, W. bishop of Lincoln, S. bishop of Chichester, and P. bishop of Winchester of the canonical election of Master Joscelin canon of Wells, upon the death of Savaricus bishop of Bath, and the assent of King John; and petition, in the vacancy of the see of Canterbury, to confirm the election.
R.I. f. 56.

ccxii. Similar certificate to J.cardinal deacon of St.Mary in Via Lata.
R.I. f. 56.

ccxiii. Certificate by R. bishop of Bangor to Pope I. of the canonical election of Master Joscelin. the assent of King John, and the fitness of the bishop elect; and petition, in the vacancy of the see of Canterbury, for his confirmation.
R.I. f. 56d.

ccxiiii. Certificate by the convent of Bath to King John that they have appointed R.their prior, J.subprior, and Master H. and brother M.monks of their church, to elect a bishop with the dean and chapter of Wells.
R.I. f. 56d.

ccxv. Proxy by the chapter of Wells to Alexander the dean, William the precentor, Thomas the subdean, and Master Ralph de Lechelad' a canon to elect a bishop, with the prior and monks appointed by the convent of Bath for that purpose.
R.I. f. 56d.

ccxvi. Certificate by Alexander the dean, William the precentor Thomas the subdean, and Master Ralph de Lechelad' canon of Wells, appointed by the chapter to elect a bishop after the death of bishop Savaricus with those appointed by the convent of Bath for that purpose, of the election of Master Joscelin de Well' their canon, by assent of Robert the prior, John the subprior, brother Hamon and brother Martin, monks of Bath appointed by that convent.
R.I. f. 57.

ccxvii. Grant by Pope Gregory to the chapter of Wells of the right previously granted them by J. late bishop of Bath to elect one of their own number dean on a vacancy occuring, without prejudice owing to the recent election by them of J. called Saracenus, the pope's chaplain, whom they had previously received as canon and brother, and its confirmation by bishop J.

(Struck out: marginal note that it is contrary to the statute of provisors.)
R.I. f. 57.

ccxviii. Statute of Joscelin bishop of Bath and Glastonbury that upon the decease or cession of a dean of Wells the chapter shall speedily inform the bishop and his successors, and crave licence to elect a dean, and whether such election be granted, denied or postponed, nevertheless the brethren being assembled on a day appointed without delay shall elect such person as they shall see most necessary, and present him to the bishop for confirmation; and whereas the bishop knows that two persons in his days have been appointed to the office by the free election of the chapter, and has heard of the clerks of the said church that such was the proceeding of old time, confirmation of their privilege. Dated Bath, St. Basil's day 11 bishop Jocelin.
R.I. f. 57d.

ccxix. Inspeximus and confirmation by Otto cardinal deacon of St. Nicholas in carcere Tulliano and papal legate of a grant to the dean and chapter of Wells made by J. bishop of Bath touching the election of dean and other matters. Dated London, ii kal. February 11 Pope Gregory IX.
R.I. f. 57d.

ccxx. Grant by King H[enry I] to the church of Bath, bishop Godfrey and his successors that their manor of Calueston, which is of the abbess of St. Edward, be in the hundred of Bath and in the jurisdiction of the bishop of Bath whose hundred that is, as in the time of bishop John his predecessor; also grant of the land of Merk which is in Wedmore, challenged as being of the King's demesne. Witnesses: G. the chancellor, etc.
R.I. f. 58.

ccxxi. Grant by King H[enry II.]] to Ivo dean of Wells of his warren of Wedmore, as his predecessors had it in the time of King H. his grandfather. Witness: the chancellor. Dated Pacey (apud pacem.)
R.I. f. 58.

ccxxii. Writ of Queen M. to W. de Moiun sheriff and the men of Somersetesir' to give bishop Giso seisin of the church of Wedmore often claimed by him, which at her request Osbert bishop of Exeter has conceded to him.
R.I. f. 58.

ccxxiii. Ordinance of Jocelin bishop of Bath, for his special love towards the church of St. Andrew in Wells in whose bosom he was born etc., desiring to enlarge the parsonages (personatus) and dignities thereof, and having already brought the offices of precentor, chancellor, treasurer an succentor to more fitting estate, assigning the church of Wedmore (whereof the subdeanery had previously consisted) with its chapels and appurtenances for a prebend attached to the deanery, to have a priest vicar in the church of Wells receiving yearly 4 marks of the said prebend; and the church of Woky(previously attached to the deanery) to be the subdeanery of Wells, the subdean allowing his vicar ministering in the church of Wells 2 marks yearly at least. Dated Wells, iii non. June 4 bishop Jocelin, by his hand and that of dean Alexander and the chapter.
R.I. f. 58: II. f. 43d.

ccxxiiii. Decree of J. bishop of Bath and Glastonbury (Wells, R.II), by consent of the dean and chapter, that upon any vacancy in a prebend of the church of Wells (except the church of Wedmore assigned as a prebend to the deanery) the chapter shall have the wardship and fruits thereof: if the prebend of Wedmore be vacant not by death but by cession or otherwise, the fruits shall be expended upon the pious and necessary uses of the church of Wells by common provision of the bishop and chapter, till a dean be elected and confirmed, if the vacancy be by death, that prebend shall follow the rule of others: when there shall be a vacancy in the office of dean, precentor, chancellor, treasurer, subdean, succentor, or any provost or archdeacon, the bishop and his successors shall have the wardship and fruits, of the deanery until the dean be confirmed, of the other offices until collation: nevertheless in case of the decease or cession of the vicar during a vacancy in any dignity established in a parish church, the presentation shall be reserved to the future canon or parson, but if a vicarage in the church of Wells fall vacant during the vacancy of a prebend or dignity, the bishop shall collate if he choose. Dated in the chapter of Wells, by the hand of the bishop and of the dean and chapter, iii kal. October 8 bishop J[ocelin].
R.I. f. 58d.: II. f. 14.

ccxxv. Grant by Joscelin bishop of Bath, upon the petition of Peter dean of Wells and the chapter, that their men and all their tenements and fees shall be for ever quit towards him and his successors of murders and amercements which would belong to the king, the sheriffs, or their bailiffs, but for the liberties granted by King John and King Henry[III] to the bishop and his successors, and they shall have the distraint thereof; but if the dean, any of the canons, or the chapter or their successors fall into the mercy of the king, the sheriffs or their bailiffs, they shall answer to the bishop and content him, and he shall have the distraint. Dated Wells, by the bishop's hand, the octave of Michaelmas 22 bishop Joscelin.
R.I. 58d.: III. f. 10.

ccxxvi. Quitclaim by Robert Malerbe son of Henry de Mudesleg' to Peter dean of Wells and his successors of half a virgate of land in the town of Wedmore, with abjuration in the full chapter of Wells and in the hundred of Bemestane. Witnesses: Richard de Cuntevill, etc.
R.I. 58d.: III. f. 10

ccxxvi. Quitclaim by Robert Malerbe son of Henry de Mudesleg' to Peter dean of Wells and his successors of half a virgate of land in the town of Wedmore, with abjuration in the full chapter of Wells and in the hundred of Bemestane.Witnesses: Richard de Cuntevill, etc.
R.I. f. 59.

ccxxvii.Decree of J.bishop of Bath and Glastonbury, made after consultation with L. dean of Wells and the chapter, that whereas it has been usual for the bishops to take into their hands vacant churches of the archdeaconries of Wells, Bath, Glastonbury and Tanton, to retain two thirds of the fruits thereof, and for the third penny to answer to the archdeacons until the institution of a parson, such two thirds shall in future be applied to the increase of the common fund of Wells, the archdeacons holding the churches oftheir archdeaconries when vacant and answering for the said two thirds at Wells, they and their officials being first sworn to answer truly; and whereas W.de Bardenay archdeacon of Wells and W. de Wrotham archdeacon of Tanton and their officials are already sworn, they shall be content with their penny as before, and the bishop and his successors shall retain the wardships, answering by their official to the common fund for the two pennies belonging thereto, until the said archdeacons be sworn. Dated in the chapter of Wells, by the bishop's hand, v id. July 10 bishop J[oscelin].
R.I. f. 59; II. f. 14 d.: III. f. 12d. See Rev. H. E. Reynolds, Wells cathedral, p. 122

ccxxviii, f. 59d.—see above No. lxxx, f. 25d.; p. 27.

ccxxix. Gift by Alice Roges to the church of St. Andrew Wells and Reginald bishop of Bath for ever of the church of Wynesford with liberties etc. in frank almoin. Witnesses: *Robert de Gildeford archdeacon of Bath, Herman de Wivelescumb clerk, Henry de Tracy, William de Wynton, Roger de Godest [owe] clerks.
R.I. f. 59d.: III. f. 357, where the witnesses'names * are found.

ccxxx. Writing of Savaricus bishop of Bath and Glastonbury conferring upon the canons of Wells the church of Wivelescumb to increase their common fund.

R.I. f. 59d.:III. f. 371d.

ccxxxi. Writing of J.bishop of Bath and Glastonbury conferring upon the church of St.Andrew Wells the church of Wivelescumb with the chapel of Fifhid'(Fifhida) for a prebend, the vicar of such pre- bend ministering in the church of Wells to have of the prebend 3 marks yearly at Wells. Done at Wells in chapter, the morrow of Michaelmas 8 bishop J[oscelin].
R.I.f.50d.: III f. 371.

Grant by Savaricus bishop of Bath and Glastonbury that if the abbot of Cirecestre will confer upon the church of Wells the church of Meleburne, or the abbot of Alingen[ey] the church of Sutton as prebends, they and their successors shall be canons of Wells of the same churches, and convert the fruits thereof to their own use, saving the maintenance of vicars to minister for them in the church of Wells, and of those necessary for the ministry of the said churches.
R.I.f.59d.: III. f. 391.

ccxxxii. Grant by Richard son of William de Haselberg to God and St. Mary of 5s. of the land which Thomas [his] son held, to find a lamp before the altar of St. Mary in the chapel of Haselberg burning night and day, payable quarterly by the tenant, who shall be quit of all services to grantor and his heirs. Witnesses: Robert de Curtenay, etc.
R.I.f. 60.

ccxxxiii. Charter of William de Herpetre son of William son of John, rendering to St. Andrew and the church of Wells and to Reginald bishop of Bath and his successors the whole fee of Godfrey de Dinra and the service due from him, so that the said Godfrey and his heirs answer not to grantor and his heirs but to the bishop and his successors, abjuring upon the gospels, and resigning the same by a gold ring upon the alter of holy rood in the chapter of Wells, it being understood that the bishop and church of Wells had what is thus rendered: the said Godfrey in presence of grantor did homage to the bishop, and his heirs are bound to do likewise. Witnesses (not named).
R.I.f.60.

ccxxxiiii. Confirmation by Rainald 'minister of the church of Bath' of a gift made by William de Herpetre to the church of St. Andrew of the church of Herpetre in almoin. Witnesses: Alexander dean of Wells, *Thomas archdeacon of Wells, Robert archdeacon of Bath, Master Godfrey archdeacon, William de Cerdra, Joscelin the chaplain, Master Ralph de Lechelad', Roger de Duueliz, Thomas de Tornaco, Stephen de Tornaco, Hamelin de Columbariis steward, Richard the chamberlain, Serlo the butler, Richard the marshal.
R.I.f.60: III. f. 333, where the names from * are found.

ccxxxv. Gift by William de Herpetre son of William son of John to Reginald bishop of Bath and the church of Wells of the church of Herpentre for a perpetual prebend. Witnesses: William *archdeacon of Salisbury, Henry archdeacon of Exeter, Richard archdeacon of Bath, Gilbert chaplain of Exeter, Walter chaplain of the bishop of Salisbury, Daniel de Ponte, Philip, Azo canons of Salisbury, William the chaplain, Ernald son of Theobald, Peter de Winton, Godfrey de Hectrederia, William son of Baldwin clerks, William de Herleia, Ralph son of Savaricus, William son of Ralph de Craucum, Daniel de Brueria, Geoffrey de Sancto Georgio knights.
R.I. f. 60d.: III. f. 391, where the names from * are found.

ccxxxvi. Gift by Oliver de Dinan (at the request of Reginald bishop of Bath) to St. Andrew patron of the church of Wells of the church of Bokelande for a perpetual prebend of Wells, quit of all service, with all liberties it had in the time of King Henry, resigning his right in the advowson thereof. Witnesses: Stephen prior of Tanton, *Thomas and Richard archdeacons of Bath, Richard and Adam canons of Tanton, Jocelin the chaplain, William de Cicestria, Ernald the clerk, Jordan the clerk, Peter de Winton, William de Sireburn, Ralph de Albiniaco, Wiliam de Hemant, Geoffrey de Sancto Georgio.
R.I. f. 60d.: III. f. 402, where the names from * are found.

ccxxxvii. Gift by Oliver de Dinan (at the request of Reginald bishop of Bath) to the church of Bokelande, which he has given for a perpetual prebend of Wells, of the tithe of hay of his manor of Bokelande. Witnesses: Henry archdeacon of Exeter, *Richard archdeacon of Bath, William and Jocelin chaplains, Ern[ald] son of Theobald, Master Ralph de Lichelad, Peter de Winton, Robert Brito, William son of Baldwin, Moruan de Pludria, William de Henant, Geoffrey de Sancto Georgio, William de Percy, William de Sancto Georgio.
R.I. 60d.: III. f. 371d., where the names from * are found.

ccxxxviii. Confirmation by Rainald 'minister of the church of Bath' of a gift made by Oliver de Dinan to the church of St. Andrew Wells of the church of Bokelande to hold in frank almoin. Witnesses: A dean of Wells, *Thomas archdeacon of Wells, Master Ralph de Lichelad, Jocelin the chaplain, Stephen and Thomas de Tornaco, Hugh de Well', Henry de Traci.
R.I. f. 60d.:III. f. 386, where the names from * are found