La Manche
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'La Manche: Part 2', Calendar of Documents Preserved in France: 918-1206 (1899), pp. 281-308. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84258 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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ABBEY OF THE HOLY TRINITY, LA LUZERNE, FOR PREMONSTRATENSIAN CANONS, IN THE DIOCESE OF AVRANCHES.
[Original Charters in Archives of La Manche; and MS. Lat. 17,049 in Bibliothèque Nationale.]
[1156–1162.]
(MS. lat. fo. 85.
See Dubosc's
Cartularie de la
Manche: Abbaye de
la Luzerne
, p. 3.)
775. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He confirms to the abbey of the Holy Trinity, Luzerne, and the canons regular there serving God, all that has been rightly given it, namely, all the possessions of its founder Hasculph de Sulligneio at Luzerne, that is the mill with the multure, etc. … (gifts in Normandy).
Testibus: Philippo Baiocensi, Arnulfo Lexoviensi, Rotrodo Ebroicensi, [episcopis]; Thoma cancellario; Ricardo de Humetis constabulario, et pluribus aliis. Apud Argentomum.
1162.
(Original in archives.
Trans. Vol. II.
fo. 96.
See ut supra, p. 4.)
776. Charter of William de Sancto Johanne, Robert his brother and Olive his wife. At the inspiration of God, by the counsel of Hugh archbishop of Rouen, Achard bishop of Avranches, and Richard bishop of Coutances, and with the consent of king Henry, they, for remission of their sins and of those of their predecessors and successors, give the abbey of the Holy Trinity, Luzerne (Lucerna) and the canons regular there serving God, the site of the abbey, and the church of St. Jean etc… and the tithe of hens at St. Jean and a place for a fishery at the sea and the whole tithe of their fisheries and their cuttlefish(?) (fn. 1) from boats (sepiarum de batellis) etc…. They also grant the gift of six quarters of wheat which Robert Heriz gave the abbot, by consent of his sons Robert and Andrew, for the weal of his soul and that of Agnes his wife. In England, they grant a third part of the manor of Mundreham, with all its appurtenances in exchange for the tithe of the rents of that manor and of Berneham and of Wauburguetone. All this they give the abbey in almoin, free accordingly, partly in exchange for the tithe of their rents, which they used to pay it, partly in augmentation, for their weal and that of their predecessors, successors, and heirs.
Actum est hoc anno incarnationis Domini MCoLXoIIo, his attestantibus: Willelmo Abrincensi archidiacono; Ricardo Constantiensi archidiacono; Ricardo de Haia; Radulfo de Haia; Reinaldo capellano; Ricardo capellano; Willelmo de Oireval; Ricardo filio ejus; Rogero de Sancto Johanne; Willelmo de Filgeriis; Willelmo de Braeio; Gilleberto de Campell[is]; Thoma de Sancto Pancratio; Hugone filio ejus; Roberto et Willelmo de Vein; Philippo et Willelmo de Lesceaux; duobus Rogeriis de Rochella; Radulfo de Fornell[is]; Rogerio de Ikelon, et aliis multis.
1165, 3 Nov.
(Original in archives.
See ut supra, p. 9.)
777. Charter of Robert abbot of Mont St. Michel and the convent, granting to William de Sancto Johanne certain land in exchange.
Actum publice in capitulo Montis, anno ab incarnatione Domini MCLXV., regni Henrici regis… xj., iij. nonas Novembris. Ex parte capituli montis: Robertus abbas Montis; Ruallemus prior; Ansgerus cantor; Robertus Otritonie; Michael clericus; Thomas sacerdos; Philippus de Leisaus; Ricardus de Lisaus; Thomas Hoelli. Ex parte Willelmi: Gillebertus de Campellis; Robertus de Veim; Hugo de Sancto Planchers: Ruallemus de Humo; Ricardus capellanus.
1165, 4 Dec.(?)
(Original in archives.
Trans. Vol. II.
fo. 99.)
778. Charter of abbot Robert and the convent of Mont St. Michel addressed to their brethren abbot Ansgot and the convent of La Luzerne, granting them certain lands.
Actum est in capitulo Montis anno ab incarnatione Domini MoCoLXVo ij. (sic) nonis Decembris etc. … regnante Henrico glorioso rege etc. … istis presentibus: Willelmo abbate de Filgeriis; Ansgerio priore; Guillelmo de Sancto Johanne; Ricardo de Lesceaux; Ricardo de Vein, et aliis multis.
[? 1184.]
(Original in archives.
Trans. Vol. II.
fo. 101.)
779. Charter of William de Humeto constable of the king of the English, confirming the gift of Thomas de Piris and Gieva his wife and other gifts (specified) to the abbey of La Luzerne.
Testibus: Lucia uxore mea; Ricardo filio meo; Willelmo de Bruilla; Radulfo capellano.
1186.
(Original in archives.
See ut supra, p. 18.)
780. Charter of William de Moion granting to the abbey of the Holy Trinity of Luzerne and the canons regular there serving God, for his weal and that of his wife, his predecessors and successors, the whole tithe of his mills of Moion, Tesseium and Belcoldreium, the said canons granting him that on the day of his anniversary they will expend 20 shillings of Anjou annually on a pitancia for the brethren, and, for the soul of his mother Godeheut, will appoint a canon, who shall be specially bound, in perpetual succession, to pray for her.
Actum est hoc publice apud Montem Caton, anno ab incarnatione Domini MCLXXXVI. presentibus his et testibus: Petro abbate de Blanchelande, et Willelmo abbate de Sancto Laudo; Johanne capellano; Gaufrido de Plancha; magistro Alexandro; Garino clerico; Willelmo de Sancto Johanne; Gaufrido, et Johanne, et Roberto de Moion; Thoma de Argenciis; Radulfo de Campellis.
1186.
(Inspeximus of 1429 in same archives. See ut supra.)
781. Charter of William de Moiun, granting for the same purpose as above 15 quarters and 2 bushels of wheat, by the measure of Villedieu (Villadei) from his mills at Moion and Tesseium.
Same place, date, and witnesses.
1186.
(Original in archives. See ut supra, p. 20.)
782. Charter of William bishop of Coutances confirming the above tithes, surrendered by William de Moiun knight, to the canons of La Luzerne.
1194.
(Original, sealed,
[Drawing] in
archives.
Trans. Vol. II.
fo. 101.)
783. Charter of Robert Murdrac, knight, son of Roger Murdrac, ratifying the endowments given by his predecessors Hugh de Sancto Dyonisio and Robert Murdrac, his grandfathers, and Roger Murdrac his father, and the predecessors of Hawis his wife, Philip de Sancto Petro her grandfather and Henry his brother, and Alan de Sancto Petro her father to the monastery of La Luzerne and the canons there serving God, especially the moiety of the mill of La Meurdraquière (Murdacaria) which Robert Murdrac gave them when he entered their community.
Actum est hoc anno ab Incarnatione Dominica MoCoXCo;IIIIo apud Sanctum Laudum.
1195, 24 March.
(Original in archives. Trans. Vol. II. fo. 102. See ut supra, p. 28.)
784. Charter of Richard I. addressed generally. He confirms to the abbey of Luzerne and the canons regular there serving God the gifts of William de Sancto Johanne and Hasculf de Soligneio, according to their charters, and all other gifts, by whomsoever made.
Testibus; Willelmo de Sancto Johanne; Willelmo de Feugeriis; Willelmo Andegavensi (fn. 2) de Feugeriis; Johanne de Moion; Roberto de Prestrevilla; Radulfo de Champeaux. Data per manum magistri Eustacii Saresberiensis (fn. 3) decani tunc agente vicem cancellarii, (fn. 4) apud Feugerias xxiiij. die Martii anno vi. regni nostri.
ABBEY OF ST. MARY, MONTMOREL, FOR AUGUSTINIAN CANONS, IN THE DIOCESE OF AVRANCHES.
[Original Charters in Archives of La Manche.]
[1180–1184.]
(Original, sealed,
[Drawing] in
archives.
Trans. Vol. II.
fo. 107.)
785. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He grants to the abbey of Montmorel and the canons regular there serving God the advowson of certain churches in Britanny (specified) given them by John de Subligneio, his wife Aelicia, and his son Hasculf.
Testibus: Henrico Baiocensi, Frogerio Sagiensi, episcopis; Willelmo de Humeto constabulario; Ranulfo de Glainvilla; Hugone de Cressy; Gaufrido P.; Girardo de Canvilla; Roberto de Sancto Johanne; Willelmo filio Radulfi. Apud Argentonum.
[1188–1214.]
(Original in archives.
Trans. Vol. II.
fo. 109.)
786. Charter of Ranulf duke of Britanny, earl of Chester and of Richmond, notifying that for the love of God, and for the weal of his soul and those of his predecessors and successors, he gives to the abbey of Montmorel and the canons there serving God the place which was that of Walter “Taillator” in the town of St. James sur Bevron, quit of all secular service.
Testibus: Baudewino Wac; Guillelmo de Verdun; Fulcone de Sernun; Guillelmo Grimaud; Rogero Cestrie fratre comitis; Rogero constabulario Cestrie; Eudone de Thoria, et multis aliis. Apud Sanctum Jacobum super Bevrun.
ABBEY “DES (DAMES) BLANCHES” AT MORTAIN, FOR CISTERCIAN NUNS, IN THE DIOCESE OF AVRANCHES.
[Original Charters formerly at Sous-préfecture of Mortain. (fn. 5) .]
Inspeximus by Charles IV., in 1323, (fn. 6) of the following:—
1105.
(Archives Nationales,
K. 41, No. 6.
Trans. [Paris
volume] 278.)
787. Extract from charter of William count of Mortain, notifying that he has constructed an abbey in the neuf bourg of Mortain, to the honour of the Holy Trinity, with the help of Vital abbot of Savigny, and partially reciting his endowments.
Anno ab incarnacione Domini Mo centesimo quinto.
1158.
(Original in archives. (fn. 7) Seal broken. Trans. Vol. I. fo. 89.)
788. Charter of William, count of Mortain, Warenne, and Boulogne giving and granting, in alms for ever to the nuns of St. Mary of Mortain, the gift of his father king Stephen in lands and tenants, with the land of Monfautret.
Testes: Eustachius cancellarius: Balduinus de Campania; Robertus Pavo: Robertus filius Fulconis; magister Lucas; Faramus (fn. 8) ; Jordanus de Sancta-villa; Stephanus frater ejus; Robertus Avenel; Engelrannus de Toschet; Hugo frater ejus; Guillelmus de Virie; Arnoldus Pavo; Guillelmus frater comitis. Apud Tenerbrachium. Anno ab incarnatione Domini MoCoLVIIIo.
[1155–1164.]
(Original, unsealed,
in archives. (fn. 9)
Trans. Vol. I.
fo. 92.)
789. Charter of William, brother of [Henry II.] the king of England. He gives the nuns of St. Mary of Mortain, for his father's soul and his own, 40 shillings of Anjou a year from his manor of Ste. Mère Eglise (Sancte Marie Ecclesia).
Testibus: Radulfo de Haia; Ricardo de Sancto Remigio; Johanne Malaherba; Thoma (fn. 10) Bardul; Eudone Ernesii (fn. 11) filio; Roberto de Busson; Dodone Bardul; Roberto Boquerel; magistro Stephano Filgeriensi. (fn. 12)
[? 1166–1170.]
(Original in archives. (fn. 13)
Trans. Vol. I.
fo. 90.)
790. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all his officers of Normandy. He grants to St. Mary of Mortain and the nuns there serving God, all that has been given them, and he takes them under his protection.
Testibus: Gaufrido et Rogerio capellanis; Hugone Murdrac; comite Guillelmo de Mandevilla (fn. 14) ; Radulfo de Fulgeriis; Roberto de Vitreio; Bernardo de Sancto Valerico; Fulcone Paganello; Guillelmo de Traceio; Roberto de Briec[urt]; Radulfo filio Stephani. Apud Moritonium.
[Circ. 1174.]
(Original in archvies. (fn. 15) Seal broken.
Trans. Vol. I.
fo. 91.)
791. Charter of Henry II. confirming to the nuns of Mortain twenty five sestiers of wheat which Roger Bacun gave them in alms for ever, with the consent of Philip de Colombieres his brother.
Testibus: Guillelmo de Humeto (fn. 16) conestabulario, et Guillelmo de Curceio, apud Cadomum.
ABBEY OF THE HOLY TRINITY, SAVIGNY, FOR CISTERCIAN MONKS (AFTER 1147), IN THE DIOCESE OF AVRANCHES.
[Original Documents formerly at Mortain; Cartulary in the Archives of La Munche. (fn. 17)
1113, 7 March.
(Original in archives
of Mortain.
Fragment of seal.
Cartulary, fo. 1. (fn. 18)
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 57.)
792. Charter of Henry I. (as king of the English and duke of the Normans) confirming (concedo) the gift, by Ralf of Fougères, (Filgeriensis) with his wife Avitia and his sons Maino, Fransgualo, Henry, and Robert, to Dom (domino) Vitalis the hermit, as a possession and dwelling for monks, of the forest of Savigny, as divided from Maine, on the one side, by the Camba and from the village (vico) of Savigny, on the other, by the Cambaisneta. For the safety of his realm and the weal of his soul, and for his wife Matildis and their offspring, for the souls also of his father William the great king of the English, and his mother queen Matildis, and of all the faithful deceased, he frees it from all molestation clerical or lay, etc.
Ex parte mea testes sunt: Baldricus Dolensis archiepiscopus; Turgisius Abrincensis episcopus; Ranulfus cancellarius; Willelmus comes de Varenna; Ricardus comes de Cestria; Johannes Baiocensis; Grimaldus medicus; Willelmus de Albinneio; Thomas de Sancto Johanne; Rogero filio Ricardi; Unfridus de Bohun; Ingelrannus de Abernone; Goiffridus de Magnavilla; Hamo dapifer; Robertus de Curceio; Willelmus de Pirou; Jordanus de Saio; Harscolfus de Sancto Jacobo; Goifridus de Diva (capellanus; Unfridus Bigotus; Evrardus de Calna (fn. 19) ; Robertus Pec[c]at[um]; Willelmus de Martinwast; Willelmus elemosinarius; Hugo scriba). Ex parte Radulfi Filgeriensis, Maino-franswalo filius ejus; Henricus et Robertus similiter filii ejus; Hamelinus Meduanensis; (Johellus frater ejus; Robertus de Cateria; Boccardus de Castellario; Maino de Poilleio; Hamelinus filius Pinelli; Robertus de Sancto Bricio; Eudo de Monte-fulcherii; Henricus de Linieris; Gunterius Frumentarius; Willelmus capellanus. Et) de valle Moritonii Robertus filius Giroldi; (Rogerus de Huceone; Robertus et Willelmus filii ejus); Ricardus de Tuscheto; Robertus de Apenticio; (Ranulfus de Vireio; Ernulfus vicecomes; Willelmus de Villa-canis; Rogerus de Ferrariis; Maingisius de Savinneio; Robertus nepos ejus; Robertus filius Heldrici; Ansgerus de Scorcinis; Goislinus filius Grimwardi; Renaldus filius Fulcherii; Goifridus Bastardus; Renaldus hospitarius). Data et confirmata Abrincis anno ab incarnatione Domini MoCoXIIo, Indictione vta (sic) Epacta xxma (fn. 20) (sic) vi. nonas Martii anno regni mei xiiio, anno vero pontificatus Paschalis pape secundi xiiii. pontificatus autem Rothomagensis archiepiscopi anno iiio. Turgisii quoque Abrincensis episcopi anno præsulatus xviiio. Ego Henricus rex Anglorum in hujus confirmationem precepti manu mea subscribo et præsentem paginam imagine mea consigno. [Signa] Henrici regis Anglorum; Ranulfi cancellarii; Willelmi comitis de Varenna; (Eustacii de Britolio; Nigelli de Albineio; Hamonis dapiferi; Willelmi de Albineio pincerne regis; Hunfredi de Bohun; Ricardi comitis de Cestra; Mauguisi de Savinneio; Roberti ejus nepotis; Johelli fratris Roberti; Rogeri filii Petri).
[? 1119.]
Christmas.
(Cartulary, fo. 101.)
793. Charter of Henry I. (as king of the English and duke of the Normans) addressed to Ildebert bishop of the Mançeaux and all his barons of Maine and Normandy. He gives and grants to the church of the Holy Trinity of Savigny and to Dom (domno) Vitalis its founder etc. the church of St. Peter of Dampierre (Domna Petra) etc.…
Teste Johanne Baioc[ensi], et Gaufrido de Glintona, et Thoma de Sancto Johanne. Apud Baiocas, in natale Domini, in anno quo Rex Anglorum dimicavit et debellavit regem Francorum.
[1119, 9 Sept.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 61.)
794. Letter of Pope Calixtus [II.] addressed to the bishops of Avranches and Le Mans, the count of Mortain, and the lords of the castles of Fougères, Mayenne, and St. Hilary. He has taken under the protection and patronage of St. Peter, Vitalis a wise and religious man, abbot of the Holy Trinity of Savigny, and his monastery; for he understands that, by God's grace, religion is faithfully observed there. Therefore, as they reverence and love St. Peter, they are thenceforth to be more loving to that house, with all its possessions, and to the brethren there serving, and assist them and defend them manfully according to the ability God has given them. (fn. 21) Should anyone, which God forbid, presume to diminish, despoil, or trouble any of the possessions of the monastery, he is to be excommunicated until he make reparation. Whoever assists it and bestows on it his substance may obtain from Almighty God and his apostles blessing, grace, and indulgence for his sins.
Datum Andegavis v. Idus Septembris. (fn. 22)
[1124–1133.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 23)
Portion of seal.
Cartulary, fo. 130d.
Trans. Vol. III. fo. 59.)
795. Charter of Henry I. (as king of the English and duke of the Normans) confirming (concedo) for the weal of [the soul of] his father and mother and all his predecessors and of his own and those of his wives and of their offspring, the gift, by Ranulf de Vireio and William and Roger his brothers, with Agnes their mother and their wives, Adelina wife of Ranulf and Isabel wife of William, to the church of SS. Gervase and Prothase of Vire (Vireium), namely [donations in Normandy]. and in England 20 shillings sterling from the tief of the count of Mortain. All this the said brethren, with their mother and their wives, have bestowed upon that church, for their weal and that of all their predecessors and their sons, by consent of their lords, Stephen count of Mortain and Henry de Felgeriis, who themselves desired to partake in this endowment with their predecessors and their wives. And they have delivered the said church, with all these endowments to the Holy Trinity of Savigny and its abbot, by their lords’ appointment and wish, Turgis bishop of Avranches and the canons granting it also, The king agrees also that monastic rule (ordo monasticus) shall be established in that church, by disposition and direction of the monastery of Savigny, under a prior or, if it be possible, an abbot (fn. 24) . This endowment is to be preserved unimpaired for ever; and if anyone should attempt to impair it, he shall both be subject, under the canons, to anathema for his sacrilege, and shall incur the forfeiture of all that (fn. 25) he possesses to the crown (apud principalem fiscum).
[Signa] Henrici regis Anglorum; Adelize Anglorum regine; Johannis Luxoviensis episcopi; Ricardi Baiocensis episcopi; Johannis Sagiensis episcopi; Willelmi de Albineio; Henrici de Filgeriis; Johannis Baiocensis; Ranulfi de Vireio; Gaufridi cancellarii; Stephani comitis Moritonii; Ricardi filii Gisleberti; Roberti comitis Glocestrie; Gaufridi de Glintona; Turgisii episcopi; Fulcherii archidiaconi; Hervei thesaurarii. (fn. 26)
[Ante 1121.]
(Cartulary, fo. 6.)
796. Charter of Robert son of Martin (fn. 27) and Matildis Peverel his wife, notifying that they have given to the abbey (ecclesie) of the Holy Trinity, Savigny the land of William Peverel at (de) Venions, as it was held by himself, and have placed that gift on the altar for the love of God and the redemption of their souls and those of their relatives (parentele).
[Circ. 1130.]
(Cartons des Rois,
K. 22, No. 87.)
797. Charter of Henry I. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all his officers of Normandy. He grants to the abbey of the Holy Trinity, Savigny, the gift of the land at Vengeons which Robert son of Martin and Mattildis his wife have given by consent of count Stephen of Mortain, of whose fee is that land, and of earl Richard of Chester, of whom Robert and his wife held it, as the said nobles (comites) granted that gift in his presence.
Testibus: comite Rotberto de Gloecestra, et Brientio filio comitis, et Gaufrido filio Pagani. Apud Wellebeof.
[1114–1129.]
(Cartulary, fo. 64.)
798. Letter of William de Sancto Claro (fn. 28) addressed to Richard bishop of Bayeux and all, both clerk and lay, in Normandy. He has given and granted for ever his land of Thaun and of Vilers, etc. to the Holy Trinity, Savigny.
T[estibus] his: Turstano archiepiscopo de Ewrehic, et Audoeno episcopo Ebroicensi, et Radulfo Baiocensi, et Willelmo camerario de Tankarvilla, et Willelmo filio Odonis.
He begs the bishop, for the love of God, to uphold this [gift].
[? Circ. 1150.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 29)
Trans. [Abstract in
French (fn. 30) ] Vol. III.
fo. 69.
Curious seal of
William [Drawing]
on parchment tags.)
799. Notification by William de Sancto Claro (fn. 28) to Mathildis countess of Gloucester that he has given the abbey of Savigny all his land of Vilers and of Taun as quit as he held it in the time of Henry king of the English, and that all the men of that land used to come to his court to plead and to do right in all causes and disputes between him and them wherever he was in Normandy; and this they are bound to do to the abbot and monks of Savigny. Wherefore he prays her (vos), as his lady, for the love of God, to guard that endowment for the abbey, and to bid his men do for the monks what they used to do for him.
[1136–37.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain.
Cartulary, fo. 133.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 62.)
800. Charter of Stephen addressed to William bishop of Exeter. He gives the abbot of Savigny the church of Bucfastria (fn. 31) with the lands and everything belonging to it, to place there an abbot and convent of his order. The bishop, therefore, is to give him seisin amiably, so far as he is concerned, and to cause him to hold in peace, because the king does this for the service of God and the profit of his church.
Testibus: H[enrico episcopo winton[iensi]; et R[ogero] episcopo Sar[is]bur[iensi]. Apud Gill[ingham].
1138.
(Original in archives
of Mortain.
Cartulary, 132d.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 61.)
801. Charter of James de Sancto Hylario, giving to the Holy Trinity of Savigny and the monks there serving God, with consent (concedente) of Avelina his wife and Peter his brother, for his weal and for the souls of his predecessors and successors, 10 librates of land, with their appurtenances, in (de) Dallenges to be held for ever quit of all claim, due, or service.
[Signa] Jacobi de Sancto Hylario; Aveline uxoris sue; Petri fratris ejus. Hujus donationis ac confirmationis fuerunt testes: Oliverus de Malnoer, et carpentarius, et Vital de Tosca, et Georgius nepos Jacobi, et Oliverus, et Ricardus filius Adeline. Data Moretonio anno ab incarnatione Domini MoCoXXXVIIIo anno regni regis Stephani regis Anglorum iijo.
[Circ. 1140.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain.
Cartulary, fo. 140d.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 61.)
802. Charter of Stephen addressed to the bishop of Norwich and all his officers, French and English of Norfolk and Suffolk, confirming (concedo) the above gift by James de Sancto Hylario.
Testibus: W[illelmo] Martello, et R[icardo] de Luci (fn. 32) . Apud London[iam].
[1152–1173.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain.
Cartulary, 132d.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 61.)
803. Charter of Roger earl of Clare confirming (concedo) the above grant by James de Sancto Hylario at Dalinges.
Testes fuerunt: Ricardus de Clara frater comitis Rogeri; Robertus filius Balduini; Willelmus de Dono-Martini; Stephanus de Dono-Martini dapifer; Johannes clericus; Ricardus cocus; Walterius camerarius; magister Godwinus.
[? 1142.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain.
Cartulary, fo. 133.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 62.)
804. Charter of Stephen addressed to all dignitaries of the church. He gives to the abbey of Savigny, and the monks there serving God, the abbey of Furness with all its appurtenances.
Testibus: Willelmo comite Ebor[aci], et Roberto de Ver, et Ricardo de Curciio. Apud Eboracum.
[N. D.]
[Ibid.]
804a. Writ of Stephen addressed to all the sheriffs and reeves of England. All the property of the abbot and monks of Savigny, which their men can declare to be their own is to be quit of all toll and due and passage [money] and lestage. Ten pounds penalty for infringement.
Teste Willelmo Mart[el] apud London[iam].
[1137–1146.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 33)
Cartulary, fo. 76.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 88.)
805. Charter of Alan, earl and native of England (comes Anglie et indigena) and [a] count of Britanny. He gives to the church of the Holy Trinity of Savigny, in alms, for the souls of his father and mother, of his wife and son, all his land of Englebye, into the hands of Dom (domnus) Peter the monk, to be held for ever, to the service of God, quit of all demands. He desires that this gift may be manifest to all who come after him, specially to (tibi precipue) Roald as his constable (fn. 34) , Theobald his chaplain, Scolland (fn. 35) and all, French and English, both clerk and lay, that he grants it free of all service and gives the said Peter all that he held in the abbey's land. All his posterity, therefore is to know that this land given by him in meadows and woods, in pastures and waters, is to be possessed in peace.
Me teste, et Hainrico fratre meo, et Hainrico Filgeriensi, et Alano Dinannensi, apud Redonem in die Theophanie.
This Peter he commends to them as his most faithful friend, to whom he entrusted himself wholly [when] in the greatest danger, and who then proved himself the best guardian of the earl's body and life. “Guard him in meadows, in woods, in pastures, shew him honour and reverence.” Moreover the earl remits wholly to him the service of garner (garnerii). (fn. 36)
[Circ. 1140.]
(Cartulary, fo. 141.)
806. [Notification that] Robert earl Ferreres gives to the church of Savigny constructed in honour of the Holy Trinity 40 solidates of land at Piria.
Testante comite Symone, et Willelmo filio Nigelli, et Henrico filio Sewale, et Willelmo filio Herberti. (fn. 37) Apud Northam[tone]. Et hoc sciant presentes et futuri.
[1141–1151.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain.
Cartulary, fo., 134d.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 85.)
807. Letter of Alvred Gernun, addressed to his most dear father Robert bishop of London and Ailward the archdeacon. He entreats them to guard and uphold his endowment, of the manor of Aquileie, which, for the love of God and the souls of himself and his relatives, he has given to the abbey (ecclesie) of Savigny, and to right the monks against his father Ranulf, and do them justice, because he wrongfully troubles them in their possession. And they are to know that he gave this endowment rightly and lawfully by consent of king Henry, as lord of that estate (rei).
[N. D.]
(Original in archives.
of Mortain. (fn. 38)
Cartulary, fo. 134.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 84.)
808. Charter of Alvred Gernun, notifying that he and Juliana his wife grant and give to the abbot and monks of Savigny, for the weal of their souls and [those] of their friends, their fathers and mothers, and their relatives, three carucates (kaructas) of land in Acheleia and the whole wood of Wittrigeho (fn. 37) and a mill and fishery on the sea (in mare) and fishpools (stagna), for the construction of an abbey there in honour of St. Mary, by the counsel of the abbot and whole convent of that house in frank almoin for ever.
Testibus: Matheo Gernun; Waltero Masch[erello]; Alexandro fratre suo (fn. 40) ; Lob (fn. 41) (sic) Gernun, et Mauricio de Frient[ona]. [Signa] Alveredi; Juliane uxoris ejus.
[1144–1150.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain.
Trans. [Abstract
in French]
Vol. III. fo. 72.)
809. Notification by Geoffrey, duke of the Normans and count of the Angevins to Hugh archbishop of Rouen that Philip bishop of Bayeux has given the land of Escures to the abbey of Savigny in his presence, while he was at Le Mans, and in that of William bishop of Le Mans, Reginald de St. Valery, Guy de Sablé, Geofirey de Bruére and several others.
[1153.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 42)
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 68.)
810. Letter of brother B[ernard (fn. 43) ], called abbot of Clairvaux, addressed to his dearest lord and father Hugh archbishop of Rouen and all the church of Rouen. He desires them to know, and he bears testimony to the truth that Philip bishop of Bayeux, at his entreaty, and in his presence and that of the reverend father Henry now archbishop of York and of Guy abbot of Cherlieu (Cariloci) and other of the writer's brethren, granted to the monks of Savigny, his brother, and Hugh's sons, a field lying before the grange of Escures and containing four acres. He therefore asks and earnestly begs Hugh to see, with paternal care and affection, that his said sons be no more troubled concerning that land. If anyone now, or at any other time should wish to raise a claim or offer violence therein, let him of his charity, set himself against it, as a wall, on behalf of that his house, and vindicate its rights, that it may possess them undisturbed. If there be any truth, this that he writes is the truth.
1153.
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 44)
Fine seal. [Drawing.]
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 68.)
811. Charter of Hugh, archbishop of Rouen addressed to his dearest son Richard abbot of Savigny and his successors, canonically appointed, for ever. Favourably receiving the convent's petition he decrees that the gift which his brother Philip has bestowed on the monastery of Savigny and confirmed by his charter, shall hold good and have validity for ever, that is to say, the land at Scures and the field of four acres in front of the door of the monks’ grange at Scures, which Richard son of Samson bishop of Bayeux gave them in exchange.
Actum est hoc anno incarnati verbi MoCoLIIIo, regnante in Francia illustrissimo rege Ludovico, principante in Normannia nobilissimo duce Henrico.
[1144–1150.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain.6
Seal broken.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 72.)
812. Charter of Geoffrey, duke of the Normans and count of the Angevins addressed to all his barons and officers of Maine and Normandy. He grants to God and the Holy Trinity of Savigny and Serlo its abbot the church of St. Peter, Dampierre (Domna-Petra), and the church of St. Alveus and God's house of Fresneia with all their rights, all which were given to abbot Vitalis founder of that abbey and his convent by Henry, the worshipful king of the English and duke of the Normans for the weal of his soul and of his offspring and his friends, free for ever from all dues. He grants them similarly free from all dues, that none may dare to trouble or plunder them, but that they may be held in peace like his own demesne, and be quit of pannage and every due.
Testibus (fn. 45) : Guidone de Sablolio, et Alexandro de Bohun apud Argenthomum.
[? 1148, Nov.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 46)
Cartulary 133d.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 64.)
813. Letter from Hugh archbishop of Rouen and Arnulf bishop of Lisieux to their dear brethren in Christ Peter and the convent of Furnese. The letters which Peter brought from the Pope (fn. 47) directed that on the following (prima) Michaelmas they were to hear the case depending between the abbot of Savigny and himself and to decide it canonically. It was also laid down that before the Pope would absolve him from the excommunication binding him he had to swear that he would do his bidding. But he had greatly delayed his return on the plea of sickness and had first visited the king of Scotland, and the archbishop of York to take to them the Pope's letters and injunctions. At his request, they had postponed the case to Martinmas, and transmitted by him to the abbot of Savigny their letters [to that effect]. At Martinmas the abbot of Savigny, with many abbots and many, as they believe, religious and honest persons came before them and presented himself as ready to pursue his case. Peter neither came nor sent anyone to act for him. When some days had elapsed, as he failed to make an appearance, the abbot of Savigny produced king Stephen's charter, proving the gift of Furness abbey to the abbey of Savigny, and the Pope's bull confirming it. Many religious persons, as they had observed, being there, the holy gospels were brought into the midst, and abbots, priors, and many other religious persons testified together, on the word of God, that they had seen the abbey of Savigny invested with the abbey of Furness and in possession of it up to Peter's time. Having received their testimony, and Peter having made default throughout, they gave judgment and restored the abbey of Furness to the abbey of Savigny. They command him, therefore, and all the brethren of Furness, by the authority of the Pope, who has committed this case to them, to obey henceforth the abbot of Savigny and his abbey, and wholly to desist, at the sight of this letter, from their presumptuous rebellion, and to allow the abbot of Savigny free power to dispose of the property and possessions of Furness according to his will and choice … Unless they do so within fifteen days after receiving this mandate, they and all who may obey them are placed under excommunication; and on behalf of the Pope, whom they represent, the writers grant the abbot of Savigny permission to excommunicate them and their accomplices.
[? 1148.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 46)
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 65.)
814. Letter of Hugh, archbishop of Rouen, addressed to all the monks and lay brethren of Furness. Obedience and humility are the duties of religion and right behaviour (honestatis); and arrogance and disobedience are to be avoided. The Pope having committed to himself and his dear son Arnulf bishop of Lisieux the case between the abbot of Savigny and brother Peter, they have heard it, with the assistance of many religious and honourable persons, and as, on the appointed day, Peter neither appeared, nor had anyone there to act for him, the abbey of Furness was adjudged and restored to the abbey of Savigny by decision of the persons present. After this came the Pope's mandate (preceptum apostolicum) that Peter and they should promptly return to the obedience of the abbey of Savigny and should not again withdraw from it. Moreover, if they refuse, the Pope directs bishop Arnulf and himself to excommunicate them and pronounce on them sentence of anathema. Peter has obeyed the Pope's mandate and has submitted himself obediently to the direction of the abbot of Savigny. They command them, therefore, in the Pope's name, to do likewise without any delay. If they do, they are absolved on behalf of the Pope; if not, they are under sentence of anathema.
[? 1148.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 48)
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 66.)
815. Letter of Hugh archbishop of Rouen to Henry archbishop of York and all the chapter. That which is canonically and rightly done, should be faithfully observed for ever. Their lord, Pope Eugenius, has been pleased to commit to himself and his worshipful brother Arnulf, bishop of Lisieux, the dispute between the abbots of Savigny and of Furness, and has instructed them to act for him in that matter. By his direction they appointed them a day. The abbot of Savigny failed not to appear on that day with his muniments; but Peter of Furness neither came nor sent any one to act for him. They made the abbot of Savigny wait several days; but at length, Peter delaying, the abbot of Savigny set forth his case, and the state of the matter in their midst, saying that the abbey of Furness, from its first foundation, was built at the cost and expense of the monastery of Savigny, and that they long possessed it in peace. As witnesses thereof he put forward six abbots of his order who said it was so, and joined in proving it before the holy gospels. This having been done, possession was adjudged to the abbot of Savigny, and they invested him, on behalf of the Pope, by ecclesiastical decision, with the abbey and its appurtenances. After some days, the above Peter of Furness arrived, and demanded that the case, already, as they have said, decided, should be heard anew. While he was striving for this, there arrived letters from the Pope, directly charging Peter to obey the decision and to submit himself to the abbey of Savigny or incur excommunication. Peter, overpowered by this severity, admitted that he owed obedience to the abbey of Savigny, and delayed not to return to it as an obedient son. They desire to set forth the true state of the case, that those whom they address may know the truth, and decline to believe anything contrary thereto that they may hear, and that they may uphold the abbey of Savigny in its rights as determined by authority of the Pope; and that they may execute ecclesiastical justice on anyone setting himself against this decision.
1150, 12 Aug.
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 49)
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 64.)
816. Charter of Robert bishop of Exeter addressed to all the faithful of his diocese, clerk and lay. They, and those who come after them, are notified that he has restored to the monastery of Buchfastra two lands, Petrochestona and Achaia with all the crops (investitura) and stock on them as while he held them of that monastery at an annual rent. He has restored them into the hands of Dom (domnus) Serlo abbot of Savigny, to which the monastery of Buchfastra belongs, saving therein, in all things, the rights of the church and its bishops.
Facta est autem hec redditio anno ab incarnatione Domini MoCoLo pridie idibus Augusti. Hiis testibus: Guillelmo abbate de de Quarraria; Radulfo abbate de Neth; Guillelmo abbate de Margan; Alveredo archidiacono Cornubie; Hugone archidiacono de Totonia (fn. 50) ; canonicis Exoniensibus, Balduino, Bartholomeo, Symone, Ricardo de Cridiatona; Nigello capellano; Roberto camerario; Pagano clerico; Pagano filio Rainfredi. Apud Cridiatonam.
[? 1185–1195.] (fn. 51)
(Cartulary, “in
diversis epis/?opa-
tibus, “LVI.)
817. Notification by G[arin] abbot of St. Alban's and the abbots of Revesbi and of Garendon (Gerold’) that the dispute between the monks of St. Serge, Angers, and those of Savigny concerning the tithes of the demesne of Belinton belonging to the priory of Swavesey (Suaveshia), committed to them by mandate of the late pope Lucius III., has been thus settled in their presence, by the mediation of lovers of peace: the monks of Savigny are to possess the tithes of the demesne of Belinton for ever, paying thence annually to the prior and monks of Swavesey, thirty-two shillings on St. James’ day; and in default of payment, the prior and monks of Swavesey shall collect these tithes, and after paying themselves in full, including the expense of collection, shall promptly and without question, restore the balance, to the proctor of the brethren of Savigny. The abbot and convent of St. Serge and the prior and monks of Swavesey are to warrant these tithes to the monks of Savigny for ever against all men, and give them authority to collect them. This settlement they have approved the more readily as they have inspected the assent of the abbots and convents of St. Serge and Savigny expressed in their sealed letters patent.
His testibus: P., abbate de Ward[ona], et A. priore de Thir’; Regimundo Fabri et Ricardo capellanis abbatis de Sancto Albano, et magistro Roberto et Osberto clericis ejusdem Ricardi de Drait’; Waltero capellano de Cantorb[iria]; Willelmo filio Andree de Suaveshia; magistro Waltero persona de Witlesford; magistro Ricardo Testardo; magistro Alano de Steveleia, et multi alii.
[1150–1153.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 52)
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 67.)
818. Charter of brother Bernard, (fn. 53) called abbot of Citeaux, and his convent, addressed to his brothers in the Lord, A[malric] abbot of SS. Sergius and Bacchus of Angers and S[erlo] abbot of Savigny and their convents. He has learnt from their letters that the long dispute between them concerning the tithes of the demesne of Benington has been thus settled: the monks of Savigny are to possess in peace for ever all those tithes, paying the monks of SS. Sergius and Bacchus, that is the prior and church of Swavesey (Suavesia) 32 shillings of English money every Michaelmas as their right for ever. Rejoicing at their accord, he gladly at their request, approves the agreement and confirms it by authority of the chapter of Cîteaux.
His attestantibus officialibus notris: Petro scilicet priore; Girardo subpriore; Willelmo precentore; Pontio cellario; Guarino portario, et Willelmo magistro novitiorum.
[Circ. 1155.]
(Originals
[duplicates], L. 967,
in Archives
Nationales.
2 tags for seals
in both.)
819. Letter of A[ilred] abbot of R[ivaulx] (frater A. servus fratrum qui sunt in Rievalle) addressed to abbot L[ambert] and the whole convent of Cîteaux, concerning the case of the monastery of Byland (Bellelande) in dispute between Richard abbot of Savigny and John abbot of Furness, which he has delegated to the writer. He has summoned their priors and co-abbots and diligently investigated the matter, and carefully heard the arguments on both sides. The abbot of Savigny asserted that the gift was manifestly made, in the first instance, to his house, and that Gerold its first abbot, who had been a monk of Furness, had been appointed to its rule by the chapter of the abbey of Savigny. He added that the said abbot undertook the charge of that house, in their chapter, as a special subject of the abbot of Savigny, and remained in subjection to him to his death, and that the present abbot Roger has hitherto followed in his predecessor's footsteps. The judges weighing these allegations thought that, if they were proved, they would overthrow the contention of the abbot of Furness that the gift of the house was made to his monks. As the latter could produce no suitable witnesses, they decided to hear those whom the abbot of Savigny produced, and whom even the abbot of Furness admitted to be suitable, and to accept their testimony. When they had given proof of their statements according to the custom of the order of Savigny, the judges awarded to the house of Savigny the subjection of the abbot of Byland, and the abbot of Furness received this sentence with all humility and benevolence.
Interfuit his omnibus dominus Godefridus abbas Gereldonensis, quem loco abbatis Waverlensis pro judice pars utraque susceperat. Affuerunt etiam dominus Ricardus abbas Fontanensis, Gillebertus de Holanda, (fn. 54) Robertus abbas de Novo Monasterio, Radulfus de Parco, Gillebertus de Besingwerc’, Philippus de Sancto Laurentio, (fn. 55) Alexander de Kirchestal, Robertus de Wrda, (fn. 56) Adam de Melsa, Helyas de Ruthfordia, Johannes de Jorvallibus. Affuerunt etiam Turstinus prior Rievall[is]; Mauricius, Galo, Daniel, monachi Rievall’; Ricardus, Robertus, monachi Savigneii; Walter[ius], Ricardus, monachi Furnesii; Robertus, Landricus, monachi Belle Lande; Robertus, Alanus, Ricardus, monachi de Fontibus; Alanus de Revesbe, et alii plures.
1151, Nov.
(Cartulary, fo. 138.)
820. Charter of Henry, duke of the Normans and count of the Angevins addressed to all the officers of his land. He has assumed and firmly kept in his and keeping and defence, as his own abbey and his own demesne endowment, the abbey of Savigny, abbot, monks, lay brethren etc.… They are therefore to enjoy unbroken peace and perfect liberty etc.…
Hec autem mea constitucio ac confirmatio facta est anno ab incarnatione domini MoCo quinquagesimo jo, anno scilicet ducatus mei Normannie ijo, anno vero comitatus mei Andegavie jo, mense Novembri, apud Baiocas. (fn. 57) Teste (sic) Philippo Baiocensi episcopo; Ricado (sic) decano; Mauricio de sigillo, et Herberto capellano, et Guillelmo filio Hamonis, et Guillelmo de Paceio, et Gaufrido de Sabluil, et Jordano Taisson, et Guillelmo Patricio; et Petro de Sancto Hylario, et Gisleberto de Saieio, et Ricardo de Homez, et Johanne de Soligneio, et Garino filio Giroudi, et Rogerio de Gouiz, et Guillelmo filio ejus, et Rogerio Malfillastre, et Guillelmo de Curceio, et Roberto de Sancto Remigio, et Ricardo et Johanne fratribus ejus, et multis aliis.
[1152–4.]
(Cartulary, 137d.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 80.)
821. Writ of Henry (fn. 58) duke of the Normans (Norm’) and Aquitaine and count of the Angevins (And’) addressed to all his justices and barons of Normandy and Passeis. He has promised God to defend and protect the abbey of Savigny. They are therefore to guard it in every way, and not to suffer the monks to be impleaded for anything of which they were seized on the day he crossed over (transfretavi) to England. And if anyone presume to trouble them therein they are, as they love him and his commands, to do the monks the same justice, as if his own demesne property were assailed.
Teste Guillelmo filio Hamonis. Apud Barbefluctum.
[1139–1160.]
(Original in archives
of Mortam. (fn. 59)
Portion of seal.
Cartulary, fo. 134.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 102.)
822. Charter of Robert earl of Not[t]ingh[am] addressed generally. For the souls of his father and mother and his predecessors, he gives the monks of Savigny 40 shillings, that is, three marcs of silver from (in) Stutesberia at Michaelmas [yearly]. If he is absent, his steward (dapifer) or reeve is, without delay, to deliver the money to their envoy.
Teste (sic): Petro de Sancto Ylario, et Willelmo fratre ejusdem comitis, et Georgio carpentario, et Philippo de Loheac, et He[r]berto de Cunigburc, (fn. 60) et Petro de Loheac.
1157, March.
(Original in Archives
Nationales, L. 969.)
823. Charter of Geoffrey de Clinton the chamberlain (camerarii de Clintonia). In the year 1157, in the month of March, be grants and gives to the abbey of the Holy Trinity, Savigny, the mill of Brencia with its appurtenances which his father had given that abbey long before. He also gives and grants, with it, a house (masuram) adjoining, the whole free and quit of all service and due.
Teste Roberto de Curle, et Rogerio filio Guillelmi, et Guillelmo de Curle, et Simon de Bissech, et Waleran et Guillelmo de Colesvile, et Ricardo de Rampan, et Ricardo de Westonia, et Thoma de Trosselvilla et Roberto Adeuart, et Franceso, et Petro filio Ingulfi.
Very fine seal, perfect, with device of a winged monster attacking a lion[?]. Legend: “Sigillum Gaufridi De Clintona Camerarii Regis.”
1157.
(Cartulary, fo. 138d.)
824. Charter of Henry II. granting to the abbey (ecclesie) of Savigny and abbot Richard and the monks all lands, endowments, privileges etc. that had been given or granted them etc. namely a vineyard near Avranches, of the gift of king Henry, etc., gifts of his own in the forest of Passeium etc. the land of Veniuns, with the mill, multure, etc., given by Robert son of Martin and Matildis his wife, by permission (concessione) of Richard earl of Chester and Stephen count of Mortain; a sixth part of Taon with all its appurtenances, secular and ecclesiastical, and the land of Vilers with the church etc.… by gift of William de Sancto Claro and Hamo (fn. 61) his brother, with consent (concessione) of Stephen count of Mortain and Richard bishop of Bayeux; the mill of Brencia, etc., by gift of Geoffrey the chamberlain de Clintona and Geoffrey his son, the land of Basenvilla by gift of Robert son of Ernesius with consent (concessione) of Robert earl of Gloucester, etc. the endowments at “terra Guasta” by gift of Ralf de Vireio and his sons-in-law William and Oliver and their men, with consent (concessione) of Jordan son of Alan and Alan his son, etc. the land of Barbery (Barbereium) and Jorkes etc. by gift of Robert Marmion with consent (concessione) of Galeran count of Mellent and of Richard bishop of Bayeux, etc. the land of St. Mary le Most by gift of Ralf de Rourecestria with consent (concessione) of Richard bishop of Bayeux, etc. the land of Petri in Norhantonesire by gift of Robert earl de Ferreriis; etc. General confirmation of privileges.
Hec autem nostra donatio facta est anno ab incarnatione domini MoCoLoVIIo anno scilicet regni mei Anglic iij., ducatus vero Normannie viij. etc…
Test[ibus] Nigello episcopo Elyensi, et Hilario episcopo Cicestrensi, et Henrico Abrincensi, et Ernulfo Luxoviensi episcopis, et Thoma cancellario, et Gaufrido et Guillelmo fratribus regis, et comite Reginaldo, et Roberto de Novo Burgo tunc Ricardo de Luceio, et Jordano Taxone; Manasser[o] Biset dapifero, et Garino filio Giroldi camerario, et Guillelmo filio Hamonis, et Petro de Sancto Hylario, et Hasculfo de Soligneio et Fulcone Paganello, et Guillelmo Avenello, et Hugone Rufo, et Rogero de Milleio, et Henrico de Domno fronte, et Guillelmo Rufo, et Fulc[one] cambiatore. Apud Danfrontem.
[?1157.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 81.)
825. Charter of Henry II. notifying that the abbey of Savigny is in his own keeping as of his own demesne, and that all its possessions are free from every demand throughout his realm. No one, therefore, is to exact toll, passage-money, pontage, or any due on them under penalty of ten pounds.
Teste Thoma cancellario, apud Damfrontem.
[?1157]
(Original in archives
of Mortain.
Cartulary fo. 65d.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 81.)
826. Charter of Henry II. notifying that the abbot and monks of Savigny have proved their right (disrationavisse) before him in his court, at Damfront, to the land and tithe in dispute between them and Robert son of Ralf. This decision is to have effect.
Testibus: Willelmo filio Hamonis et Petro de Sancto Ilario (Apud Domfrontem (fn. 62) ).
1163.
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 63) .
Fine seal and
counterseal, the
latter representing
a lady. [Drawing.]
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 71.)
827.Charter of Ralf lord of Fougères granting to the monks of Savigny, whose abbey his predecessors had founded and faithfully loved, the gift made to them by Mary daughter of Ruallon Bastardi and Richard her father's brother, namely all that William Bastard held in the town of Savigny, in lands, tenants, mill, wood, and plain, church and tithes and everything, without any exception.
Actum anno ab incarnatione Domini MoCoLoXoIIIo, sub testibus istis: Willelmo abbate de Filgeriis; Willelmo et Jubello canonicis.
[N.D.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain (fn. 63) .
Fine seal, and
counterseal. [Drawing.] Trans. Vol. III. fo. 72 [Abstract in French]).
828. Charter of Robert de Vitré (the younger (fn. 76) ) giving to the abbey of Savigny, with consent of his son Andrew, a rent of twelve pence from his land at Vernay (Verneia).
[N.D.]
(Original in private hands. (fn. 63)
Seal and counterseal
of Alan de Dinan.
Seal of Ralf, lord of Fougères. [Drawings.] Trans. Vol. III. fo. 78.)
829. Settlement of a dispute between the monks of Savigny and John, Ralf, and William de Moscon, sons of Robert de Moscon, in the presence of Ralf, lord of Fougères, Alan of Dinan, and Ralf de Albinneio.
[1166–1181.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 63)
Portion of seal.
[Drawing.]
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 70.)
830. Charter of Robert count of Meulan (Mellenti), giving, with consent of Galeran his son, to God and the monks of Savigny 60 shillings of Anjou of annual rent from his mills of Pont Audemer towards the general pitancia of the monks, in wine and fish, on the second Sunday in Lent.
Testibus his: Guillelmo de Breteil; Roberto de Breteil; Rogero de Pratellis; Roberto de Ioeio; Galerano de Watevilla; Ricardo de Worcliva; Willelmo de Putot; Pagano de Moster[olio]; Roberto capellano, et Radulfo elemosinario.
[N.D.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain.
Seal. [Drawing.]
Trans. Vol. III. fo. 73.)
831. Charter of Ralf Taisson, confirming, with consent of Adeliza his wife and Jordan Taisson his son, the gift to the abbey of Savigny, by Roger de Rupière, of the land of Villy. (fn. 64)
[N.D.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 65)
Fine gem
seal. [Drawing.]
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 81.)
832. Charter of Hamon “pincerna,” giving, for the soul of his lord Henry the second, king of the English, and for the weal of his own and [those] of his wife and all his friends, to the abbey of Savigny and the monks there serving God, his wife Agnes and his son William granting it, half an acre of land, quit etc., of his demense at Aneires above Burum.
Testibus Guillelmo capellano; Peurello; Osmundo; Rogero de Lingevra, et multis aliis.
[1175–1180.]
(Original in
archives of Mortain.
Seal (fn. 66) [Drawing.]
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 91. (fn. 67) )
833. Charter of Gilo de Goram granting to the abbey of Savigny, with consent of his wife Osane, and his children William, Henry, and Mary certain tithes in Livaré etc. Witnesses:— Reginald the prior and Hugh the subprior.
? 1180.
[1179–1181.]
(Roll in private
hands. (fn. 68)
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 89.)
834. Charter of Henry II. notifying that, at the request of the abbot and convent of Savigny and of Geoffrey de Mumfort, he confirms (concesisse), saving the rights of the church of Coutances, the agreement between Geoffrey and the abbot and monks as to the churches of Ketevilla and Goevilla, concerning which there had been dispute between them before his justices, namely that the abbot and monks are to possess for ever the presentation to the church of Goevilla, and Geoffrey and his heirs that to the church of Ketevilla, the monks receiving in both parishes a moiety of the tithe of everything, crops (frugum), vegetables, flax, hemp, animals, fruits, and wool, the other moiety falling to the share of Geoffrey and his heirs, saving 20 quarters of barley in the tithe of Geovilla etc. (the prior of Savigny and many brethren of that house have faithfully promised to observe this agreement; and Geoffrey, similarly, with the assent of his wife Gervasia, and of his children, Ralf William, Rolland, Eudo, Matildis, and Amicia, has pledged his faith (affidavit) in the hand of Peter archdeacon of Rennes). (fn. 69)
Testibus: Hunfrido de Bohun conestabulario; Hugone de Creissi; Roberto de Stuttevilla; Gilberto Pipard; (Roberto de Briwecurt; Gerardo de Camvilla; Thoma de Hasting[es]; Ricardo de Camvilla; Osberto de Hosa; Hamone pincerna. Apud Valoignias). (fn. 69)
[1179–1181.]
(Roll in private
hands.
Cartulary, fo. 40.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 89.)
835. Charter of Geoffrey de Monteforti, notifying that the above dispute has been settled in the presence of Philip bishop of Rennes, by the counsel of good and wise men, at Rennes, as follows (vide supra). And he and his knights, Robert son of Hugh, William de Gebreseio, William le Prevôt (prepositus), Rualend de Monte Orfin, Botterel de Bosco-Tagu, have pledged their corporal faith in the hand of Peter archdeacon of Rennes that they will faithfully observe, and cause to be observed this agreement; and his wife Gervasia and their children, Ralf, William, Roland, Eudo, Matildis, and Amicia have kindly given their assent and consent to this agreement.
Testes fuerunt: Robertus filius Hugonis; Johannes filius ejus; Gaufridus Boterel; Rualendus de Monte-orfin; Johannes filius Helie de Albineio; Robertus presbiter de Saeio; Willelmus de Vera, (fn. 70) , cum aliis pluribus.
[Circ. 1180.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain.
Cartulary, fo. 144.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 88.)
836. Charter of Richard de Cardif, notifying that Simon de Cardif his brother, for the love of God and the weal of his soul and [those] of all his predecessors and successors, also his lords and relatives, gave, in frankalmoin for ever, to the abbey of Savigny and the monks there serving God, 40 shillings sterling at Topefelde, namely in the land held by the men of Havecheshale, and in his demesne of La Hurste, to provide apitancia for the monks and lay brethren, of white bread and wine and fresh fish on the feast of St. Bernard. This gift he [Richard] confirms, his son Robert granting it.
Testibus his: Ricardo de Spineto; Johanne de Martigneio; Germano, Matheo, et Hugone monachis; Roberto, Gervasio, Rogero, et Willelmo de Moschon, et aliis pluribus.
[?1180–1183.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain.
Cartulary, fo. 140.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 77.)
837. Charter of Henry II. notifying that at the request of Isabel daughter of Gualerand count of Meulan (de Mellento) he grants to the abbey of Savigny and the monks there serving God ten pounds of Anjou of rent, which the said Isabel, with consent of her sons Juhel son of Geoffrey of Mayenne (de Meduana), and Maurice and Peter sons of Maurice de Creon, has given them, to be received annually at Pont Audemer, out of the rent of 60 pounds of Anjou which the said count Gualeran gave, with Isabel his daughter, to Geoffrey of Mayenne, as marriage-portion.
Testibus: magistro Waltero de Const[anciis (fn. 71) ]; Willelmo Abrinc[atensi] archidiacono; Mauricio de Creon[a]; Stephano de Turon[is] senescallo Andeg[avie]; Willelmo de Humeto constabulario; Fulcone (fn. 72) Paganello. Apud Gorham.
1185.
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 73)
Very fine seal, as
duke of Britanny,
and counterseal, as
earl of Richmond.
[Drawing.]
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 82.)
838. Charter of Geoffrey, son of king Henry, duke of Britanny, and earl of Richmond, notifying that William son of Payn and Galeran his son have sold to the monks of Savigny six quarters of wheat (frumenti) which they have been accustomed to receive from the said monks yearly, as rent, for the land of Verneia, and have been given by the monks 40 pounds of Anjou. This sale has been confirmed by William's wife, Agnes, and all her children, John, Payn, Robert, William, Agatha, Matildis, Dionisia, Amelina, who have all for their confirmation received gifts. And he notifies that John son of Geoffrey son of Main and his brothers Stephen and Nicholas, and his son Geoffrey and William and his wife Aalina have confirmed this sale, as entitled to three shillings of Anjou of rent, and nothing more, at Verneia yearly from the monks, which they used till then to receive from William by hereditary right. John's wife, brothers, and sons, for allowing this sale, have received fifty shillings of Anjou.
Hujus rei testes fuerunt: Radulfus de Filgeriis tunc Britannie senescallus; Ivo de Laiailla; Gaufridus filius Brientii; Alanus Gemellus; Guillelmus cellarius Sancti Melanii; Robertus de Apigneio; Lucas Monachus; Guillelmus et Amelinus conversi de Savigneio … Actum apud Redon[em] anno ab incarnatione Domini MoCoLXXXoVo.
[N.D.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 74)
Fine seal. [Drawing.]
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 84.)
839. Charter of Constance duchess of Britanny and countess of Richmond, notifying that the sons of Geoffrey Gifart, namely Geoffrey Bufelin and William, and Emma their sister have wholly abandoned all claim against the monks of Savigny for the six quarters of wheat, of annual rent, which William son of Payn sold to the monks of Vernea, and have so confirmed the sale that nothing shall henceforth be claimed therein.
Hujus rei testes sunt: Andreas de Vitreio; Brientius de Coismiis; Eudo de Bellomonte; Guido Brito; Petrus Brito; Robertus Brito; Gaufridus de Gasto; Petrus de Sancto Melanio; Petrus Heraut, et alii plures.
[1180–1200.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain.
(fn. 74) Seal. [Drawing.]
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 86.)
840. Charter of William de Humeto, constable of the king, confirming to the abbot and monks of Savigny the gift, by Philip son of Robert, of the church of Hautville (Altavilla) in accordance with the charter they have from Philip.
Testibus hiis; Ricardo de Humeto filio meo; Willelmo de Sae (fn. 75) filio meo; Gaufrido de Soliniaco; Radulfo capellano meo; Philippo Suhard'; Baldvino de Revariis.
1198, 31 July.
(Cartulary, fo. 145.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 91.)
841. Charter of Richard I. confirming to the abbey of Savigny all its possessions in Normandy, including the gift, by Robert son of Martin and Matildis his wife, his consent of Richard earl of Chester and Stephen count of Mortain, of the land of Weniuns, with the mill and the multure of the vill and its other appurtenances; and taking the abbey under his protection, for the remission of his sins and the redemption of his soul.
Testibus istis: Savarico Bathoniensi episcopo; comite Roberto Leycestrie; Balduino comite de Albemare; Willelmo filio Radulfi, Normannie senescallo; Roberto Marmion; Seherio (fn. 76) de Quinceio; Garino filio Geroldi; Thoma Basset Alano Basset; Willelmo de Stanno; magistro Roscelino; Juhello capellano; Balduino capellano, et aliis multis. Data per manum Eustachii Elyensis episcopi, cancellarii, pridie primo (sic) Augusti, apud Cadomum anno nono regni nostri.
1201. June.
(Cartulary, “in
diversis episcopa-
tibus,” XLVIII.)
842. Charter of G. prior (servus indignus) of Southwick (Suwic’) and the convent, notifying that they have unanimously granted to their brethren and friends William abbot of Savigny and John abbot of Aunay and their convents all that place (placiam) at Portesmue which lies between the place of William de Sancte Marie Ecclesia, which they hold of him, and the place of P. Rufus, [and] which extends in length from the east road leading to the mill of the town of Portesmue, and stretches (pretenditur) to the sea, saving the other road leading to the same mill by the sea, to be held of their church at the yearly rent of two shillings sterling at Michaelmas, twelvepence from Savigny and twelvepence from Aunay.
Facta est autem hec concessio nostra anno incarnationis Domini MoCCoI., infra octabas nativitatis Sancti Johannis Baptiste, testibus his: Henrico de Buh[un] comite de Hereford; Alano filio comitis; Willelmo de Fugires; Guiomar de Liuns; Teobaldo de Portesmue tunc preposito; Ricero; Willelmo cum barba; Adam juvene; Hugone clerico; Roberto karretario, et aliis pluribus.
[1201.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 96.)
843. (Memorandum from the Norman Exchequer Roll.) The abbot and monks of Savigny account for 8 shillings, representing (pro) one bezant (bisancio), for the hearing of the fine made etc. They have paid it, and are quit. In the account of Richard de Fontenai, Ralf Thaisson, then seneschal of Normandy, being present.
In rotulo domini regis anno incarnationis MoCCoIo.
[1202, 11 June.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain.
Cartulary, fo. 147.
Seal. [Drawing.]
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 97.)
844. Charter of John, confirming (concessisse) the gift to the abbot and monks of Savigny, by Isabella of Mayenne (fn. 77) (Meduana) of sixty pounds of Anjou, of annual rent, from theprévôte of Pont Audemer etc.
Testibus (fn. 78) : Willelmo comite Arundelli; Roberti comite Mellenti: Johanne de Pratellis (fn. 79) ; Rogero de Thoeni. Datum per manum Svmonis archidiaconi Vellensis, apud Kaylii xj. die Junii anno regm nostri quarto.
1203, 29 Nov.
(Original in archives.
of Mortain.
Seal broken.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 99.)
845. Charter of John giving to the abbey of St. Mary of Savigny and the monks there serving God, for his weal and for the soul of king Henry his father and those of all his predecessors, certain land in his forest of Paseys (described).
His testibus: Willelmo Marescallo comite Pembroc; R[anulfo] comite Cestrensi; Willelmo comite Arundelli; Willelmo de Humeto constabulario Normannie; Radulfo Taxoni; Willelmo de Braosa; Ricardo de Fonteneto. Datum per manum Hugonis de Wellensis. (fn. 80) Apud Gunnevillam xxix. die Novembris anno regni nostri quinto.
1163.
(Original in Archives
Nationales, L. 968.)
846. Charter of Ralf lord of Fougeres giving inter alia to the abbey of Savigny the church of Long Bennington (Belintonia) in England. Printed in Monast. Anglic. VI. 1024. (fn. 81)
[? 1163.]
(Original, formerly
sealed, in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 82)
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 74.)
847. Charter of Ralf lord of Fougères. For the weal of his soul and [those] of his predecessors, especially his mother, he gives and grants to the monks of Savigny in alms for ever the church of Bennington, with all its appurtenances so absolutely, that no rights are retained therein for himself or his mother or anyone else who may have secular right there. This gift he makes by consent of his mother, to whom the church belonged [by inheritance] from her predecessors, and who has exhorted him thereto by many prayers, and by consent of his sons Juhel and William and of his brothers, Fransgalo and William and Robert.
Testibus: Guillelmo abbate de Filgeriis; Ansgero priore; magistro Guillelmo de Monthaul, Juhello, Nicholao de Poilleio, canonicis; Pagano de Ine (fn. 83) ; [Guerrehes; Leones (fn. 84) ;] Radulfo de Orengia; Radulfo dapifero; Olivero de Rocha.
1166.
(Original in archives
of Mortain.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 75.)
848. Charter of Conan duke of Britanny and earl of Richmond, addressed to all his officers etc., French and English throughout England. He notifies that his cousin Ralf lord of Fougères (Filgeriarum), with consent of his mother Olive, the duke's aunt (amita (fn. 85) ) has given the monks of Savigny the church of Bennington, etc. In order to partake in this endowment, he grants the said church freely to the monks in the year 1166, in the chamber (thalamo) adjoining the tower.
Testibus: Radulfo de Filgeriis: Guillelmo Andegavino fratre suo; Symone de Monborcher; Galterio filii Zacharei, et Eudone filio suo, Abrahamo capellano.
1174.
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 86)
Cartulary, fo. 143d.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 73.)
849. Charter of Olive daughter of count Stephen [of Britanny] notifying that with unanimous consent (concedentibus) of William de Sancto Johanne her husband and Ralf de Filgeriis and her other sons, she has given to the abbey of Savigny in alms for ever the church of Bennington with all its appurtenances.
Facta est autem hec donatio apud Montem Chaton, anno ab incarnatione Domini MoCoLXXIIIIo (fn. 87) . Hujus etiam donationis testes sunt: Guillelmus de Sancto Johanne maritus meus; Galterius et Guarinus capellani; Hugo de Sancto Pancratio; Thomas de Argentomo, et multi alii.
[?1174.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 88)
Portion of seal.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 74.)
850. Charter of William de Sancto Johanne, giving in alms for ever to the abbey of Savigny, for the love of God and the weal of his soul all his rights in the church of Brithon (fn. 89) with all its appurtenances and the advowson (donationem) of that church and the presentation of the parson who is to serve it, by consent of Olive his wife, through whom [alone] he has any rights in that church. When, therefore, that clerk, namely Hamo, who is now parson and possessor of that church, shall go the way of all flesh, the abbey of Savigny shall enjoy the said church and its appurtenances by his grant and gift, and the free right (potestas) of presenting at its will the parson who there shall minister and serve. He and Olive his wife retain thence forth nothing in that church, but give and grant all their rights there to the abbey of Savigny. And Ralf de Filgeriis, son of his wife Olive, has given the church to the abbey in alms for ever.
His testibus: Ricardo Abrincensi episcopo; abbate de Lucerna Anguoto (fn. 90) ; Guarino priore de Lucerna; magistro Guillelmo de Veino; Galterio capellano; Gilleberto de Campellis; Radulfo de Ulmo; Guillelmo et Philippo de Leseaus; Hugone de Sancto Pancratio, et multis aliis.
[1177–1181.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 91)
Cartulary, fo. 143.
Trans. Vol. III.
p. 75.)
851. Charter of Henry II. confirming to the monks of Savigny the church of Bennington which Ralf of Fougères (Filgeriis) has given them, etc.
Testibus: G[aufrido] electo Lincolniensi; Stephano de Turon[is] senescallo Andegav[ie]; Hugone de Creissi; Willelmo filio Radulfi; Willelmo de Curtmorlem[er]. Apud Salmurum.
[1163–1181.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 91)
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 78.)
852. Letter of pope Alexander [III.] addressed to the abbot and brethren of Savigny. He confirms to them their rights in the church of Beninton[ia].
Datum Anagnie ii. kalendas Augusti.
[? Temp. Hen.II.]
(Cartulary, “in
diversis episcopa-
tibus,” LVII.)
853. Charter of Alexander Brito, brother of H[amon] chancellor of Lincoln, granting to the abbot and monks of Savigny all the tithes of the demesne of Bennington, which he held of St. Serge and the prior of Swavesche. He has also promised, pledging his faith before master Robert de Nocton, then acting archdeacon in those parts, that he will never raise a question, as to those tithes, against the monks of Savigny or anyone holding them in their name. He reserves any claim he may have against the prior of Swaveshe.
His testibus: Radulfo abbate de Swinesheved; Roberto monacho de Scredinton; fratre R. converso; magistro Willelmo Normanno; Roberto clerico de Bocton; Radulfo de Stapet’; Willelmo conano; Ricardo filio Jordani; Guidone Britone.
[1185–6.]
(Original in Archives
Nationales, L. 968.)
854. Charter of Baldwin archbishop of Canterbury, notifying that he has inspected the letters of his predecessor R[ichard] archbishop of Canterbury confirming to their dear brethren the monks of Savigny the church of Belinton[e], which he in turn confirms to them.
Testibus; Willelmo archidiacono Gloucest[rie]; magistro P[etro] archidiacono Bathon[ie]; magistro Henrico de Norhanthona; magistro Silvestro; Johanne de Exon[ia]; Galfrido filio Therrici; Willelmo Prudhum[me]; Henrico clerico.
[1189–1195.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 92)
Cartulary, fo. 141.
Seal broken. Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 96.)
855. Charter of Hugh bishop of Lincoln, confirming to his dear sons in Christ the abbot and monks of Savigny, the church of Bennington, with its appurtenances, to be possessed by them on the terms that they shall present a perpetual vicar, assigning to him for his support and the discharge of episcopal burdens all the offerings of the altar, and half of the land of the church, of the houses and the men and the meadows, at an annual rent to the monks of a gold piece (aureus) at Easter. But the abbot and monks of Savigny are to have all the tithes of wheat (bladi) from that parish, and the other half of the land, houses, men, and meadows, for their own use saving the rights and dignity of the see of Lincoln.
Testibus: Hammone decano Lincolniensi; magistro Rogero de Rolwestu’ (fn. 93) ; magistro Rogero de Sum[mer]ford, magistro Symone de Sudwelle, (fn. 94) et Galfrido de Lichelad, canonicis de Lincoln[ia]; magistro Ricardo de Sualeclive (fn. 95) ; Hugone de Sancto Edwardo; magistro Luca, et Eustacio de Wilton.
[1189–1195.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 96) Cartulary fo. 141. Trans. Vol. III. fo. 97.)
856. Charter of H[amo] dean of Lincoln and the chapter notifying that bishop Hugh has granted the above charter.
1201, 27 May.
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 96)
Cartulary, fo. 146d.
Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 95.)
857. Charter of William de Filgeriis, giving, for the love of God and for the weal of his soul and [those] of his predecessors and friends, to the abbot and monks of Savigny, in frankalmoin for ever, two marcs of silver, of annual rent, from (in) his manor of Bennington to provide a pitancia for the convent of Savigny on the morrow of All Saints. These two marcs are thus provided; one, which they paid him annually from a carucate of land in Bennington, he acquits to them; for the other he gives them the whole tenement which Walter de Sondreby held of him, that day, in Bennington, retaining to himself and his heirs no service thence, and the toft which Mauger son of Geoffrey then held of him in that vill, with a bovate of land, similarly retaining nothing. He also exchanges that carucate of land which the said monks held of him at Bennington [for land in] his demesne called Haia near the church of St. Swithun (fn. 96) (Suithuni) at their own request, with [the] meadows assigned and rightful common of pasture and marsh; and the carucate which the monks held remains to him, by this exchange, in his demesne.
Actum apud Benintonam anno ab incarnatione Domini MoCCoIo, xxvij. die Maii. Testibus his: Herveo de Vitreio, Ranulfo de Vireio, Guihomaro Britone, militibus; Jacobo monacho Savigniensi; Thoma Anglico; Alano, et Willelmo Guerneth (fn. 97) (sic) conversis; Radulfo de Tuiford tunc senescallo meo in Anglia; Willelmo de Fostona, et Willelmo Burno prepositis meis; Johanne capellano meo; Thoma de (fn. 98) Tuiforde filio predicti senescalli; Roberto clerico filio Willelmi prepositi; Leonesio de Filgeriis filio Juhelli; Olivero Daufin; Eudone Bastardo; Willelmo Rufo; Thoma Morello, et multis aliis.
[1200–1227.]
(Original in archives
of Mortain. (fn. 99) Trans. Vol. III.
fo. 25.)
858. Charter of Ranulf earl of Chester, notifying that he has taken into his keeping and protection the abbey of Savigny and its monks, brethren, property and possessions, both in Normandy and England, as of his own demesne; and that, for the love of God and for the weal of his soul and [those] of his predecessors and friends, he has granted and given St. Mary of Savigny and the monks there serving God, by consent and desire of Clemencia his wife, a carucate of land in his demesne at “Haia” at Bennington, with a fitting assignment of meadow, and with common of pasture and marsh, in that vill, proportionate to the land, and with all its other appurtenances, bounded and marked off as by Walter de Coventry, his seneschal, on the day he gave them the land; and that he has also granted and given the monks all the holding that belonged to Walter de Sonderby in Bennington, and the toft that Mauger, son of Geoffrey, held, there, with a bovate of land and its appurtenances. All the above is to be held in alms for ever of himself and his heirs free from all secular service and claim, nothing but prayers being due to himself and his heirs. And a carucate of land which the monks formerly held there, at an annual rent of one marc, is to be the property of himself and his heirs for ever, quit of the monks [‘claim]; and the monks, similarly are to be quit of that marc.
Hiis testibus: Domina Bertrada comitissa Cestrie; Thoma dispensario; Radulfo filio Symonis; Willelmo Picot; Waltero de Cawentry; Gaufrido de Sancto Briceio; Juhello de Lovigneio; Johanne de Pratellis; Petro clerico de Cestria, et multis aliis. Datum apud Wadingtonum.

Footnotes

1 See p. 174, note 1.
2 Trans.: “Andree.”
3 Trans.: “Sarisbury.”
4 Trans.: “Vicecancellario.”
5 Now removed to the Archives Nationales.
6 The transcript is taken from an Inspeximus, in 1361, by the vicomte of Mortain, of this Inspeximus.
7 Now only a paper copy Archives Nationales, L. 979.
8 Trans.: “Faranius.” See, for him, Genealogist, XII., 145.
9 This original, formerly sealed, is now Archives Nationales, L. 979.
10 Trans.: “Thome.”
11 Trans.: “Enezii.”
12 Trans.: “Filgeriensis.”
13 Now Cartons des Rois, K. 25, No. 38.
14 Trans.: “Mendrevills.”
15 Now missing.
16 Trans.: “Humetis.”
17 In d'Anisy's introduction to his Transcripts of these documents, he describes his discovery of them, beneath a thick layer of dust, in a garret of the souspreéfecture at Mortain. A portion of them have since been removed to St. Lo, and placed in the Departmental Archives, but many had been previously selected for the Archives Nationales at Paris, where they are now preserved in Serie L About a dozen, however, appear to be not forthcoming now at either of these depots. It has, therefore, been deemed desirable to retain d'Anisy's references to the whole as formerly existing at Mortain, while giving in footnotes, where they can be identified, the present place of their deposit. The collection is particularly rich in early seals. The very fine cartulary of the abbey, now at St. Lo, has been examined by the editor; and several additional documents supplied from it. D'Anisy does not seem to have made use of it, though he copied two charters from a Transcript of it belonging to M. de Gerville.
18 Printed in Gallia Christiana (where it is assigned to 1112) vol. xi., instr. sol. 111, but with omission of the names enclosed above in brackets.
19 Trans.: “Calva.”
20 These figures are inconsistent with 1112.
21 Trans.: “nobis”; Rectins: “vobis.”
22 Not in Jaffe, where the Pope's presence at Angers is not mentioned.
23 Now Cartons des Rois, K. 22, No. 74.
24 Trans.: “abbatie.”
25 Trans.: “omniumque.”
26 The order of the witnesses is different in the Cartulary.
27 Cf. Montacute Cartulary (Somerset Record Society), No. 151.
28 Cf. Cartularium Monasterii Sancti Johannis Baptiste de Colecestria (Roxburghe Club) I., 153–5.
29 Now in archives of La Manche.
30 Transcript erroneously represent the notification as proceeding from William and the counteas jointly.
31 Cart.: “Bucfesten.”
32 Trans.: “Luceio.”
33 Now Archives Nationales, L. 969.
34 Charter inserts here: “et Radulfo dapifero.”
35 Charter damaged here and this name gone.
36 ? garderii (ward). All this curious clause is omitted in Transcript.
37 Cf. Liber Rubeus (Rolls Series), pp. 336, 338.
38 Now Archives Nationales, L. 967.
39 Cart.: “Wittriggebo”; Trans.: “Wilbregeho.”
40 Cf. Monast. Ang. IV., 513, 515.
41 Cart.: “Job.”
42 Now in archives of La Manche.
43 St. Bernard.
44 Now Archives Nationales, L. 969. Tag for seal.
45 Trans.: “Teste.”
46 Now Archives Nationales, L. 970.
47 Cf. Monast. Anglic. vol. V., p. 246.
48 Now Archives Nationales, L. 970 [in duplicate].
49 Now Archives Nationales, L. 967.
50 Trans.: “Cotonia.”
51 See Preface.
52 Now Archives Nationales, L. 968.
53 St. Bernard.
54 ? Swineshead.
55 i.e., of Revesby.
56 Rectius: “Forda.”
57 Cart.: “Raiocas.”
58 Wrongly assigned in Transcript to Henry II.
59 Now Archives Nationales, L. 967.
60 Cart.: “Cuniboc.”
61 See Rot. Pip. 31 Hen. I. (Record Commission), passim.
62 Added in Cartulary.
63 Now in archives of La Manche.
64 d. 1173.
65 Now in archives of La Manche.
66 There is now a cast of this seal at the British Museum.
67 Abstract in French.
68 The original charter, formerly sealed, is now in the archives of La Manche.
69 The portions within the brackets are omitted in Transcript.
70 Cart.: “Vira.”
71 Trans.: “Constancia.”
72 Cart.: “Folqueio.”
73 Now in archives of La Manche.
74 Now in archives of La Manche.
75 Trans.: “Sai.”
76 Trans.: “Serlone.”
77 Trans.: “Meduana.”
78 Ib.: “Teste.”
79 Ib.: “Ratello.”
80 (Sic) in Transcript. Original is lost.
81 As from an (injured) original in the Cotton Charters. This has now disappeared, but a Transcript (inaccurate) from a perfect copy is among those presented to the British Museum by the Commissioners of Public Records. (Add. MS. 6166, fo. 574.)
82 Now an original in archives of La Manche.
83 Trans.: “Wic.”
84 These names omitted in Transcript.
85 Trans.: “Amica.”
86 Now Archives Nationales, L. 968.
87 Cart.: “LXXIV.”; Trans. in error: “LXIIII.”
88 Now duplicates in Archives Nationales, L. 968.
89 Trans.: “Belingtonia.” The Transcript is taken from what seems to be the less original of the two duplicates. The other, which looks like the true original, has the strange form Brithon“, which is doubtless responsible for all these charters being assigned on the official cover to “Brighton.” This charter is endorsed “Beliotonia.”
90 Trans.: “Ausgodo.”
91 Now Archives Nationales, L. 968.
92 Now Archives Nationales, L. 968.
93 Cart.: “Rolvestun[e].”
94 Cartulary inserts “Johanne” here. The word was clearly in the original, which is here damaged.
95 Sic in original and Cartulary; Trans.: “Guaclino.”
96 Trans.: “Surthuni.”
97 “Guerneth” not in Cartulary.
98 “de” omitted in Transcript.
99 Now Archives Nationales, L. 967.


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