Eure: Part 2

Pages 120-140

Calendar of Documents Preserved in France 918-1206. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1899.

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Part 2

[Original Documents in Archives Nationales, Archives of the Eure, Archives of the Seine Inférieure, and Bibliothèque Nationale. Copies in Archives of the Calvados. Cartulaire de Normandie in the Library of Rouen; MS. Lat. 13,905, (fn. 1) and MS. Lat. 10,058 (fn. 2) in the Bibliothèque Nationale. (fn. 3) ]
[? 1067. (fn. 4)
(Copy in archives of
the Eure, H. 76.)
357. Charter of Hugh de Monteforti, notifying that he has bestowed on St. Himer (Sancto Ymerio) and grants to abbot Ralf, the fief (beneficium) which Gilbert held of him [Hugh] when be was a knight (eques) of St. Mary, with the whole tithe of the rents of his [Hugh's] land and of all his woods, namely, of wild beasts, birds, the sale of wood, essarts, honey, pannage, and all forest dues, and the tithes of all his mills, and fisheries, and fish ponds, and all his monies and cheeses, all that Gilbert held at St. Himer, save the half of a certain mill, and the half of his [own] vineyard,—and three tenants (rusticos), with a portion of the wood of St. Himer; and further, in England, the churches of Bradeborna, and Tiltetona, and Brige with their lands and tithes (fn. 5) …… and of cheeses….. and of fish at Hythe (heca)…. for the doing away of my offences….. my brothers Ralf….. Ego…… ltus (fn. 6) Dei gratia Rotomagensium archiep. … meis hoe anathema confirmo. [Signa] Wuillelmi principis Northmannorum; Hugonis episcopi Lexoviensis, Hugonis de Monteforti; Rogerii de Bellomonte; Hugonis de Grentemaisnil; Roberti Bertramni.
[Circ. 1147.]
(Ancient copy
[circ. 1200] in
archives of the
Eure, H. 73.)
358. Charter of Hugh de Monteforti, son of Gilbert de Gant. By permission (concessione) of Geoffrey, duke of the Normans and Henry his son, and by counsel of Hugh archbishop of Rouen and of Arnulf of Lisieux, Rotrou of Evereux, and Philip of Bayeux, bishops of Normandy, his wife Haelina and his sons Robert and Valeran consenting (concedentibus), and his barons being present, he gives the church of St. Mary, Bec and its monks the church of St. Himer (Sancti Ymerii) quit of all dues, with its prebends and all its appurtenances, that monks may be there established, in the place of canons. Moreover, he gives to God and St. Himer a portion of his wood, etc. And besides this, Haelina his wife gives St. Himer, by his permission (concessione), a house at Pont 1’ Evêque (Pontem Episcopi) which Godfrey Espihart held, and a copse (virgultum) at Pierrefitte (Perefita) which Richard Poree held etc. …He also grants that the abbey (ecclesia) may hold for ever what it held in the time of his grandfather Hugh, for it held the tithes of all Hugh's woods in Normandy, namely [those] of wild beasts, birds (volatilibus), the sale of wood, essarts, honey, pannage, and all forest dues, of all mills, and cheeses, and monies (pecuniis), and fairs, and all rents of his land; and in England, similary, of cheeses, and of all monies, and of fish at Hev (fn. 7) (Hee) and one house there, and the tithe of crops (annonis) at Bratheburna, Tiltentona, and Esbrige.
[Signa]: Hugonis de Monteforti; Roberti de Monteforti; Valerani de Monteforti; Helie de Baillolio; Roberti de Magnavilla; Willelmi Sancti Leodegarii; Galteri Pipard; Roberti Pipard; Rogerii de Burgevilla; Jordani de Sulleio; Philippi de Bevredan; Hugonis de Bevredan.
(Transcript of
collated copy in
archives of Calvados,
H. 1809.)
359. Charter of Arnulf, bishop of Lisieux addressed to Fulk the dean and all the chapter of Evreux. He gives the church of St. Ymer with its prebends to Letard abbot of Bec and the brethren, that monks may there be substituted for canons. Hugh de Montfort and Robert his son and Adelina his wife have implored him to do this and have granted it so far as in them lay. But as he must preserve the church of Lisieux from all harm, he deems it right to reserve his prebend in the church of St. Ymer unimpaired for ever, etc.
Actum apud Novum Burgum anno ab Incarnatione Domini MCXLVII. presentibus Rotrodo Ebroicensi episcopo etc.
[? 1147.]
(Transcript of
collated copy in
archives of
360. Charter of Geoffrey (Godefridus) duke of the Normans and count of the Angevins addressed to Hugh archbishop of Rouen and the bishops and barons of all Normandy. He grants the church of St. Ymer etc. to the monks of Bec as given and granted by Ernulf bishop of Lisieux, who has set forth (profecto) in the army of God to the help of Jerusalem.
Teste Roberto de Novo Burgo apud Salmuram.
(Original in archives
of the Eure, II. 54.)
361. Charter of Hugh de Monteforti and A[lice] his wife giving and granting to the abbey (ecclesie) of Bec his land and a tenant at Marretot.
(Collated copy of
1621 in archives of
the Eure, II. 59.)
362. Charter of Robert de Monteforti giving St. Mary of Bec and St. Ymerius and his monks at St. Ymerius for his weal and that of his boys, the chapel of St. Nicholas, constructed in his castle of Montfort, so that the prior and monks of St. Ymerius may institute a priest, at their will, in that chapel to minister there when he or his wife shall stay there, or his heirs after him. And he offers a gilt candlestick (candelabrum) on the altar of Bec before these witnesses. (fn. 8)
[N. D.]
(Copy in archives of
the Eure, H. 76.)
363. Charter of Robert de Monteforti, giving to Bec and St. Himer ut supra the church of Watertot which Hugh his father had given them, as he is assured by truthful men (a veridicis) and the chapel of St. Nicholas constructed in the castle of Montfort, with other gifts [specified] of his father Hugh. (fn. 9)
Isti sunt testes: Rogerius prior de Confl[uentio]; Valdricus secretarius; Gaufridus de Asneriis; Matheus et Richardus de Bonesbo; Ricardus carpentarius; Rogerus crassus; Henricus filius Roberti.
(Copy in archives of
the Eure, H. 76.)
364.Notification by Robert de Monteforti that, about to leave for Jerusalem, he there in presence of abbot Roger and the whole convent of his abbey (ecclesie), has granted to God and St. Mary's, Bec, to St. Himer and the monks there serving God, in frank almoin, all the gifts and endowments of his predecessors etc.… for his weal and that of his boys and heirs.
Testibus (fn. 10) : Hugone capellano domni Bardul; Gaufrido de Asneriis; Matheo de Bosneba; Ricardo nepote ejus, et Ricardo carpentario; Rogerio Crano; Henrico filio Roberti.
1182, 14 June.
(Copy in archives of
the Eure, H. 76.)
365.Bull of pope Lucius addressed to the Prior of St. Himer and his brethren. He confirms to them inter alia in England the churches of Bradeburna, Tiltentona, and Esbrugge, with all their appurtenances especially the tithe of fish from Hythe (Heca (fn. 11) ) etc.… [and] of the gift of Henry the illustrious king of the English the chapel of Beaulieu (Bello loco) with tithes and all appurtenances, etc. of the gift of Oliver de Albineio one vavassor paying 5 shillings with the reguard (reguardis) and all appurtenances etc.… xiiii. kalendas Julii. anno MCLXXXII. pontificatus vero Domini Lucii tertii anno secundo. (fn. 12)
(Copy in archives of
the Eure, H. 76.)
366.Charter of Ralf bishop of Lisieux. Following in the footsteps of his predecessor Arnulf. He confirms to R[oger] the abbot and the monks of Bec the church of St. Himer etc.…
Acta sunt hæc apud Beccum anno incarnationis dominice MCLXXXIX. in die videlicet sepulture Roberti juvenis de Monteforti, fratris Hugonis de Monteforti, ubi idem Hugo de Monteforti, ad preces matris sue Clementie, ecclesiam sæpe nominatam S[ancti] Ymerii quam Robertus, pater suus, iniquo circumventus consilio, monachis Beccensibus dudum abstulerat pro anima patris sui et fratris sui Roberti juvenis et sua in manu nostra resignavit etc.
Testibus: Gilleberto Crispino; Andrea de Vitreio; Gaufrido de Arnetiis; Willelmo de Bethevilla; Willelmo de Baillol; Radulfo senescallo; Hugone de Parco; Waltero Grobout; Hugone parvo.
(Copy in archives of
the Eure, H. 76.
367. Charter of Hugh de Monteforti. For the weal of his soul and [those] of his father and mother and mother and his brother Robert, and all his predecessors, he gives and grants to Bec and St. Himer the church of St. Himer which Robert de Monteforti, his father, under evil counsel, had taken from the monks etc.
…also fifty shillings [in money] of Anjou which Clementia his mother gave to be received annually from Orebec for the lighting of the church of St. Himer etc.… For this gift and grant he has received of the charity of the priory (ecclesie) of St. Himer 20 pounds of Anjou by the hand of Robert de Cadomo then its prior.
Acta sunt hec incarnationis Dominice anno MCXCIV. anno scilicet quo Richardus rex Anglie de Alemannia reversus est coram his testibus: Almarico de Spineto; Gaufride de Bettevilla, et Ricardo fratre ejus; Rogerio de Candos; Roberto de Wivra; Ricardo filio Landerici; Gilleberto de Caablo; Hugone madido; Roberto de Valle; Petro Rege; Hugone de Parco; Radulfo senescallo; Rogero Ebroicensi; Gillermo de Longolio; Anschitillo Basso; Hugone parvo; Ricardo de Putot; Roberto. de Cambat; Joanne Ostiario.
[?Circ. 1087.]
(MS. lat. 13,905,
fo. 6d.)
368. Charter of Roger de Bellomonte, granting to the church of the Holy Trinity, Beaumont, for the weal of the soul of his lord William, conqueror (expugnatoris) of England and duke of the Normans, and of his wife queen Mathildis and of his sons, etc.… [grants in Normandy]. These gifts he was confired at the dedication of the above church, with the approval and permission of his lord king William, conqueror of England, and duke of the Normans, his [own] sons Robert count of Meulan and Henry earl of Warwick consenting.
In assensu et presentia Willelmi venerabilis Rothomagensis archiepiscopi, et Gisleberti Ebroicensis episcopi, et Gisleberti Luxoviensis episcopi. Testantibus Roberto Normannorum duce, et Roberto filio Anschetilli de Tebotevilla, fratribus suis Radulfo et fortino (sic), et Willelmo dapifero de Formovilla, et Mauricio de Pinu, et Gisleberto filio suo.
(MS. lat., 13, 905,
fo. 15.)
369. [Notification that] in the reign of Henry king of the English, Robert count of Meulan, of the lands and honours he had acquired in England, gave the church of the Holy Trinity of Beaumont and its canons a certain manor near Hungreford Edevetona (fn. 13) by name, as quit as he held (habebat) it in demesne of the king of the English, and, further, the church of Blendfort, of the gift of his wife countess Isabel, his lord Henry king of the English confirming [the gift]. At the same time, the said Elisabeth (sic) countess of Meulan gave the same church, for its lighting, 20 shillings from (in) the toll of Beaumont by consent of her husband count Robert, etc.
8 Dec.
(MS. lat., 13, 905,
fo. 8.)
370. Charter of Gualeran count of Meulan. To improve the state of the church of the Holy Trinity of Beaumont, by the counsel and with the assent of Rotrou bishop of Evreux and other religious persons, he gives to God and St. Mary of Bec that church with all its appurtenances, given either by its founder, his grandfather Roger de Bellomonte, or by his father Robert count of Meulan or by other [of the] faithful to that day. He therefore confirms all these gifts to that church now in subjection to the abbey (ecclesie) of Bec, and gives it and the monks of Bec serving there ten librates of land in England, in his manor of Veia, etc. …
Ego Gualerannus comes Mellentirelegi et subscripsi; Rotrocus Ebroicensis episcopus; Phijippus Baiocensis episcopus tunc temporis ecclesie Sancte Trinitatis Bellomontensis decanus; Gilderius abbus Lire; Herveus de Lierru (fn. 14); Robertus de Novo burgo; Henricus de Ferrariis, etc(sic)… actum publice in capitulo Becci anno ab incarnatione domini 1142 (sic) 6 idus Decembris. (fn. 15)
MS. lat. 10,058,
fo. 89.)
371. Charter of Henry I. Addressed to all his vicomtes in whose vicomtés the abbey of Bec [holds] lands or churches or tithes. He grants to the abbey and abbot William all the lands, churches and tithes confirmed to them by his father of brother, as held in their time.
Testibus: Guillelmo de Willerwast, (fn. 16) et comite de Mellent, et comite de Warvic.
(Quasi-original in
archives of the
Eure, H. 28.)
372. [Notification that] in the year 1121 William Malet gave Contevilla to St. Mary of Bec, for the weal of his soul and [those] of all his relatives as quit and entire as he and his predecessors had held it. King Henry confirms (concedo) this gift for the weal of his soul and [those] of his wife and all his predecessors.
[Crosses]:—Henricus rex; Adeliza regina; Willelmus episcopus Wintonie; Rogerus episcopus Salesberie; Rannulfus cancellarius; Drogo de Munceio; Walterus filio Ricardi; Hugo de Gornaco; Gualeramus comes Mellenti; Rodbertus comes Leecestrensis.
(MS. lat. 13,905,
fo. 8.)
373. Charter of Henry I. generally confirming to the abbey of Bec all gifts made to it.
… audientia et presentia Hugonis archiepiscopi Rothomagensis, et Johannis episcopi Lexoviensis, et Audini episcopi Ebroicensis diocesalis, et Johannis episcopi Sagiensis, et Roberti de sigillo, et Nigelli nepotis Rogeri episcopi Saresberiensis, et Roberti comitis Glocestrie filii mei, et Willelmi [comitis] de Warenna, et Waleranni comitis Mellenti advocati ecclesie supradicte, et Roberti comitis Legrecestrie, et Walteri Gifard, et Rabeli de Tancarvilla, et Brientii filii comitis, et Hugonis Bigot dapiferi, et Roberti de Haia dapiferi, et Umfridi de Buhun dapiferi, et Willelmi filii Odonis conestabuli, et Willelmi de Roumara, et Henrici de Pomeria, et Gaufridi filii Pagani.
Peracta feliciter apud Archas in transitu meo in Angliam anno ab incarnatione domini Jesu Christi 1131 et regni mei 31.
(Original in MS.
lat. 9211.)
374. Charter of Henry I. addressed generally for England. He grants to God and St. Mary of Bec, and the monks there serving God, in alms for ever, for the weal of the souls of his father, mother, and predecessors, and the remedy of his sins, and the [good] estate and safety of his realm, the manor called little Occheburna, for the clothing of the monks, with all dues, liberties, and possessions belonging to that manor as Brain (Brientius) son of the count and Matillis his wife, whose manor it was, gave and granted to them in his presence. This their gift and his grant he confirms, by his royal authority and the power granted him by God, to that abbey (ecclesie) for ever.
T[estibus]: Hugone archiepiscopo Rothomagensi, et Audino episcopo Ebr[oicensi], et R[oberto] de sigillo, et Roberto comite Gloec[estrie], et Hugone Bigoto, et Umfr[ido] de Buh[un], et Roberto de Ver, et Roberto de Curci, et G[aufrido] filio Pagani. Apud Rothomagum. Anno Inc[arnationis] Domini MC (fn. 17) XXX. tercio.
(Trésor des Chartes,
Reg. J. 92.
Trans. Vol. 133,
No. 279.)
375. Vidimus by Charles eldest son of [John] king of France in 1361 of a Vidimus by the bailiffs of Rouen, in 1285, of the following:—
(MS. lat. 13,905,
fo. 9.)
Charter of Henry I. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all his officers of Normandy. Recognising (fn. 18) the pre-eminence of the abbey of Bec in religion and charity he deems it fitting to grant it more specially than others certain rights of the crown. He decrees therefore that if any of its men within the parish of Bec strike another in a sudden quarrel, without malice prepense (odio veteri), he shall, for this, pay a fine of 18 shillings to the abbot and monks, but if he be convicted of doing this of malice prepense, he shall pay 40 shillings. If a stranger, in a sudden wrath, strike anyone within the parish, he shall prove his innocence in the abbot's court or pay the fine adjudged by that court. If anyone within the vill of Bec, or without it in the parish, shall be guilty of deliberate assault, he shall pay 60 shillings. And if the abbot's men shall see anyone so offending and shall not arrest him they shall either prove in the abbot's court that they could not, or shall pay, each of them, eighteen shillings. None of the abbot's men is to enter the vill of Bec, armed by day or by night. Anyone so found, except he be about to travel on his business shall pay 18 shillings. The men of Bec shall not [have to] leave the vill to make oath, but the king's officers shall come in to the abbot's court and hear their oath there if [it be] needed. No buyer of victuals for the monks or pack horse [of theirs] shall be taken or disturbed at markets, or elsewhere, on any plea, but shall enjoy the same liberty as the king's And if one of their men be seized or detained anywhere, on any plea, he shall be given up on security (per plegium) to the monks of Bec or their officers, and [the case is] not to be removed to any other court except for failure of justice on the part of the court of Bec. Throughout the parish of Bec the monks shall enjoy all the pleas of the crown (regias libertates), (fn. 19) except only rape, for which secular judges are better fitted (honestius existimus seculares quam monachos judicare) than monks. And the monks’ men of the parish of Bec shall be quit of pleas, claims and assises of work on castles, bridges, ditches, and trenches (trencher’) and all secular service and all exaction[s]. And whenever the parish of Bec has to pay any money, it shall go to the monks.
Testibus: Audino episcopo Ebr[oicensi]; Adel[ulfo] episcopo Carl[eolensi] (fn. 20); Safredo episcopo Cicestr[ensi] (fn. 21); et Roberto de Ver, (fn. 22), et R[oberto] de Curci, (fn. 23) et Hugone Bigot, (fn. 24) et R[oberto] de Haia, et B[riennio] filio comitis, et Gaufredo (fn. 25) filio Pagani, et Drogone de Monci (fn. 26) (sic), et Baldwino (fn. 27) filio Gisliberti. Apud Rotomagum, anno incarnacionis dominice 1134 (fn. 28) peracta (fn. 29) feliciter in Christo. (fn. 30)
Charter of Henry I. granting the monks of Bec all liberties from pleas, amercements, and toll. None of his officers is to trouble them as to this under penalty of ten pounds.
Teste Roberto de sigillo apud Rothomagum. (fn. 31)
[N. D.]
(Original in archives
of Evreux, H. 11.
Trans. 477.)
376. Charter of Robert son of Gerold. He grants to the abbey (ecclesia) of St. Mary of Bec and the monks there serving God the church of Clive, on his return from Wales (in reditu meo de Gualia), with the right of patronage and all its appurtenances, in wood and plain, in meadow and pasture, and the land of Lege and the land of Harewude, with the whole grove, in alms for ever, for the love of God and the weal of his soul, and for the souls of his father and mother, and of his wife, who there lies buried. He offers this charter on the altar of St. Mary's, Bec.
His testibus: Eadmaro capellano ejusdem ecclesie; Ailwardo fratre suo; Godwino clerico; Rogero filio Geroldi; Gilleberto de Cantelu senescallo domini Roberti; Geroldo de Tantune; Roberto et Willelmo de Malaunei.
[N. D.]
(Original in archives
of Evreux, H. 11.
Trans. 476.)
377.Charter of William de Roumara. He notifies that he has inspected the charter of Robert son of Gerold, by which he granted to the abbey of St. Mary, Bec and the monks, the church of Clive, and that it is worded thus (see No. 376).
This charter of his predecessor Robert, he ratifies [repeating its tenor] for the weal of his soul, and those of all his predecessors.
Testibus hiis: Bernardo priore de Novo foro; Roberto de altaribus; Oino; Waszone, monacho de Becco; Rogero capellano de Braimolt; Hugone de Chenesee; Hugone de Sancto Petro in campis; Roberto nigro.
(Original in archives
of Evreux, H. 10.
Trans. 406.)
378.Charter of Stephen, count of Mortain, addressed to G[eoffrey] archbishop of Rouen, T[urgis] bishop of Avranches and all his lieges of Normandy. He grants to the abbey of Bec, its abbot and monks, the lands which William Pevrellus of Dover gave them, with consent of his brothers, Hamon and Payn, which are [now] of his fee, namely the church of Buat, with all that William had there and the vill of Lire with its appurtenances.
Testibus: Turstino archiepiscopo Eboracensi; Audoeno episcopo Ebroicensi; Bernardo episcopo de Sancto David, et Gaufrido Cancellario, et comite Waltero Giffardo, et Roberto comite Leecestrie, et Willelmo de Tancarvilla, et Willelmo de Albinn[eio], et Nigello de Albin[neio], et Willelmo filio Odonis, et Gaufrido de Glintona et Rannulfo de Baioc[is], et Pagano filio Johannis. Apud Rothomagum. Fuit facta hec concessio in presentia domini et avunculi mei Henrici regis Anglorum et in presentia omnium qui subscripti sunt.
1138(?), 8 March.
(Original in archives
of Evreux, H. 10.
Trans. 498.)
379. Notification by Hugh Tirel that he gives to the abbey of Bec and the monks at Conflans (Cumfluentum) for the soul of his mother, who there took the religious dress, and there died, [a rent charge of] ten marcs of silver in the manor called Lavigahan to be enjoyed in their own right at Michaelmas.
Hoc concessum est apud Piceium castrum (fn. 32) anno MCXXXVIII. … viii. idus martii. Huic conventioni interfuerunt Robertus prior Conflensis, Gilduinus filius Waleranni, Willelmus prior Picensis, Erardus et Hugo canonici, Gaufridus miles et Warnerius frater ejus, et Girardus de Copenvilla, Johannes et Robertus Rufus famuli monachorum.
(Vidimus of 1285
in a 15th cent.
Cartulary of
Evreux, G. 125,
fo. 148d.
Also MS. lat. 13,905,
fo. 27.)
380.Charter of Robert de Novoburgo. With the consent of his mother Margaret countess [of Warwick], his wife Godeheld and his sons Henry and Ralf, etc. … he gives to God and St. Mary of Bec 8 pounds (Libras denariorum) of money of Rouen (Rothomagen’) from Pont Audemer yearly, etc. … he grants sixty shillings (solidos denariorum Romeliorum) (fn. 33) of Rouen money (?) from Pont Audemer, of his fee, which William son of Robert gave St. Mary's, Bec, etc. …
Testibus ex parte Roberti: Guilleberto de Bigart; Rogero de Sancta Columba, etc. … Ex parte ecclesie Becci: Galleranno comite Mellenti: Willelmo filio Roberti; Willelmo de Pinu. Actum est hoc anno ab incarnatione domini MoCoXLIIIo. (fn. 34).
(MS. lat. 10,058,
fo. 89.)
381.Charter of William, brother of the king of England, addressed to his vicomte and all his officers and men of Dieppe. He grants, in alms for ever, that all the monks of Bec, wherever they may dwell, on either side the sea, shall be quit of passage [money] at Dieppe and of all other dues, and all their men, and property also. And no one is to wrong them therein.
Testibus: Alano de Falesia; Hugone de Cressy. (fn. 35)
(Trésor des Chartes,
J. Reg. 92, No. 58.
Trans. 279.
MS. lat. 13,905,
fo. 21.)
382. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He confirms to the abbot and monks of Bec all gifts made to them in England and Normandy, with all their liberties [specified at great length].
Testibus: R[otrodo] archiepiscopo Rothomagensi; Egidio episcopo Ebroiceusi; R[adulfo] canc[ellario (fn. 36) ]; Johanne decano Sarisberiensi; R[oberto] decano Ebrociensi; R[oberto] comite Leicestrie; R[icardo] (fn. 37) de Canvilla; Simone de Tornebu. (fn. 38) Apud Kivilli.
(Original in collection
of M. Deville.
Trans. 129.
Partial facsimile.)
383. Charter of Henry II. addressed to his bailiffs and lieges of Normandy. He grants to the abbot and monks of Bec [permission] to take what they require in his forests of Rouvray (Roveraium) and Bord, pasture there for their animals, and freedom for their demesne swine from pannage and all other dues throughout his woods and forests of Normandy.
Testibus: R[otrodo] archiepiscopo Rothomagensi; Ricardo episcopo Wintoniensi; Johanne decano Saresberiensi; Hugone de Cressi; Sehero de Quenci; Alveredo de Sancto Martino. Apud Vallem Ruellii.
[Circ. 1189.]
(Cartulary of
Evreux, G. 122, fo. 15. Trans. 93. Cartulaire de Normandie, Trans. 133. (fn. 40) )
384.Charter of Henry II. to the abbey of Bec. Printed in Mon. Ang., VI. 1067. (fn. 39)
(Original in archives
of Evreux, H. 10.)
385. Charter of Hubert bishop of Salisbury. Considering the religion (religionem) and hospitality of the monks of Bec, he grants and confirms to them for ever the church of greater Ockeburn’, with all its appurtenances, permitting them to convert to their own use all the profits of that church, and to dispose of them as they will, saving the bishop's dues, and the support of a sufficient chaplain, and of those who shall minister in that church on behalf of the monks.
Hiis testibus: Ranulfo thesaurario Saresb[iriensi]; Magistro Symone de Scal[is]; Waltero capellano nostro; Gregorio clerico; Magistro Nicholao; Magistro Fulchero; Thoma de Stokingebir’; Roberto de Rudeb[ia] et aliis.
(Original in archives
of Evreux, H. 11.
Trans. 333.)
386.Charter of Savaric bishop of Bath, notifying that he has inspected the charter of Robert son of Gerold (see No. 376), by which he grants to the abbey of Bec, and the monks there serving God, the church of Clive [recited]. Following in the footsteps of R[eginald] late bishop of Bath, he confirms it, granting that the said monks may apply the church of Clive to their own uses, saving episcopal rights.
Hiis testibus: magistro Ricardo de Wilton; magistro Alexandro, magistro Ernaudo, medicis; Ricardo Constancie archidiacono; magistro Rogerio de Herevilla; Rogero de Bonavilla, Johanne Chauvel, (fn. 41) clericis; Radulfo Tessun; Gaufrido Furnerio; Hugone coco, et multis aliis et clericis et laicis.
(Original in archives
of Evreux, H. 11.
Trans. 384.)
387.Letter to Savaric, bishop of Bath, from Roger de Ver and master Peter de Mesnilio, his clerks. As they were ignorant that the advowson of the church of Clive belonged to the monks of Bec, his predecessor [bishop] Reginald had collated them to it on the presentation of the most noble earl William de Romara. They have since inspected the charter from Robert son of Gerold, the said William's predecessor, which the monks possess, also the confirmations of the pope and of the bishop's predecessor R[eginald] to the monks; and they consulted thereupon discreet men learned in the law (legis peritos); and having taken counsel with them, at the entreaty also of William de Romara, who wishes to confirm what was done by his predecessor, and to correct his own mistake, and at the entreaty and advice of the lord [bishop] of Ely (Heliensis) they renounced [their claim to] the said church and resign it to the bishop. And because they cannot come in their own persons—and he who sends a letter comes for all purposes (satis)—they humbly beg his excellency to ratify this restitution and resignation, and to allow the monks the right they ought to have in the said church.
(Original in archives
of Evreux, H. 11.
Trans. 332.)
388.Charter of Savaric, bishop of Bath. Observing the pre-eminence of the monks of Bec in religion and hospitality [and anxious] that they may be freer for [the duties of] religion, and able to be [even] richer in good works, he grants them the church of Clive, of William de Rumara, with all its appurtenances, as a possession for ever, permitting them to apply to their own use all the revenues (fructus) and profits of that church, and to dispose of them as they may deem best, saving the bishop's dues and honourable and sufficient sustenance for a chaplain and for those who shall minister in that church by appointment of (per) the monks.
Hiis testibus: R[icardo] Constantienci archidiacono; B[aldwino] cancellario Saresb[iriensi]; R. de Viltemunt; J. (fn. 42) de Montaicuto, et multis aliis.
(Original in archives
of Evreux, H. 11.
Trans. 331.)
389.Charter of Savaric, bishop of Bath and Glastonbury. By the common counsel and assent of Alexander dean of Wells and its whole chapter, he grants to the abbots and convent of St. Mary's, Bec for ever the church of St. Andrew, Clive, with all its appurtenances, as a prebend of Wells (Well[ense]m) appointing and granting that the said abbot and convent shall hold that church for ever free of all exactions from bishops, archdeacons, or their officials, as a free prebend, and that they shall be canons thereof enjoying stall in choir, place in chapter, [share in] the common fund (communia), and full participation (fraternitatem) in the church of Wells, in life and in death like the other canons, save that they shall never be compelled to reside in person, and that nothing shall be done to compel them to do so. They shall provide a vicar to reside for ever in the church of Wells, and to discharge the priestly office for them, and he shall receive from them four marcs sterling a year, one every quarter through the proctor whom they shall appoint for the church of Clive, as well as all else that a vicar so ministering should receive according to the custom of the church of Wells. He grants also that when an abbot of Bec dies, his obsequies (obsequium) shall be celebrated in the church of Wells on the day of his obit, and on the day of his anniversary [? as] for the bishops of Bath, as to the spiritualities (spiritualia), and, at the middle day (medio tempore) as for one of the canons; and when one of the brethren dies, his obit and the anniversary day [shall be celebrated] as a canon's, and the middle day as a canon's, in matters spiritual (in spiritualibus), save procuration. He further grants that whether the abbot, or a monk, or one of the order of Bec shall pass through Wells, he shall enjoy full commons (communia), like a canon of Wells. And he and his brethren are to enjoy the same [privileges] in life and in death in the church of Bec by grant of its brethren.
Actum anno gratie M°C°XC°IX° in presentia domini H[uberti] Cantuariensis (fn. 43) archiepiscopi, Radulfi primi abbatis de Cliva, Godefridi filii comitis Flandrensis archidiaconi Camaracensis, magistri J[ohannis] de Tinemue, magistri Willelmi de Sumercote, Johannis de Sancto Edmundo. (fn. 44)
(Original in archives
of Evreux, H. 11.
Trans. 331b.)
390. Notification that the long controversy between Savaric bishop of Bath and Glastonbury and the dean and chapter of the church of Wells, on the one hand, and the abbot and convent of Bec on the other, concerning the church of St. Andrew Clive, which the former claimed for themselves as a prebend of Wells, and the latter as belonging to themselves and their church, has been settled at length thus:—the bishop, by consent of Alexander dean of Wells and the whole chapter, and with the common assent of the abbot and convent of Bec, has ordained, etc. (ut supra).
Actum anno gratie M°C°XC°IX. in presentia domini H[uberti] Cantuariensis archiepiscopi, Radulfi primi abbatis de Cliva, Godefridi fratris (sic) comitis Flandrensis, archidiaconi Cameracensis, magistri J[ohannis] de Tinemue, magistri Willelmi de Sumercote, magistri Ade de Wasingueham, Johannis de Kenoavilla, Johannis de Cruce capellani dicti archiepiscopi, Johannis de Sancto Edmundo.
1203, 20 April.
(Original in archives
of Seine Inférieure.
Trans. 187.)
391. Charter of John addressed generally. He confirms to the abbey of Bec, its abbot and monks, the right of wardship of boys and all heirs on the abbey's fief, both of knights and vavassours (vavassori) with their lands and tenements and all other appurtenances of wardship, and with the marrying (maritagiis) of them and of the widows of knights and vavassours, on their fief who ought to be married through them, saving to him and his successors their rights. No one is to interfere with or lay hands on these rights of marriage and wardship without the consent of the abbot and monks.
Testibus: Willelmo de Breosa; Roberto de Harecort; Gyr[ardo] de Fornivalle; Johanne, et Petro, et Willelmo de Pratellis; Gaufrido de Bosco; Petro de Stok[es]; Roberto de Ropesl[e]: Datum per manum Hugonis de Well[e], apud Beccum xx. die Aprilis anno regni nostri quarto, quo comes Robertus Sagiensis fecit nobis proditionem apud Alenconem, testibus Radulfo Taxoni senescallo Normannie, Willelmo constabulario Normannie, R[oberto] de Tresgoz et aliis fidelibus nostris ibi tunc presentibus.
[MS. Lat. 10,058 in Bibliothèque Nationale. (fn. 45) ]
(MS. lat., 10,058,
fo. 1.)
392. Charter of Turold bishop of Bayeux and Hugh de Euvremou his brother, (fn. 46) giving to the abbey (ecclesie) of St. Mary, Bec, the church of St. Laurence, Envremou, with the whole tithe appurtenant and one tenant, with other endowments [specified], and the tithe of the mills and toll of Envermou and of all the stock (pecunia) of Hugh Denvermou etc. … And Hugh de Envermou gives to the abbey of St. Mary, Bec, and to St. Laurence ten librates of land in England, and two thirds of the tithe of all the demesne he has or shall have in England, and of all his stock (pecunia); and in each of his demesne manors, he gives one tenant (hospitem) to guard the property of the monks.
(MS. lat., fo. 7.)
393. Charter of Henry I. addressed to all his officers of the comté and the forests of Arques and Alihermont. He gives and grants to St. Mary of Bec, for the use of her monks serving God at Envremou, that they may have, in his forest of Alihermont a grove (nemus) for firing and free pasture for their swine and animals.
Teste Hugone de Envremodio, in obsidione ante Archas.
[Circ. 1115.]
(MS. lat., fo. 45.)
394. Charter of Henry I. addressed to the vicomte of Arques, etc. He grants to the monks of St. Laurence of Envremou a fair yearly, on the eve of the feast of its dedication, with his peace for all coming and going, etc.
Testibus: Nigello de Albini, (fn. 47) et Guillelmo de Tanquardivilla. Apud Rothomagum.
[Circ. 1115.]
(MS. lat., fo. 8.)
395. Writ of Henry I. addressed to Rainold (Ramondo) de Envremou. He is not to do any wrong to the monks of St. Laurence of Envermeu (Envremodio), for he wills that they hold their multure and all that is theirs as they held in the time of Hugh de Envremou.
Teste Nigello de Albiniaco. (fn. 48) Apud Rothomagum.
[Circ. 1130.]
(MS. lat., fo. 44.)
396. Charter of Henry I. granting to the priory (ecclesie) of St. Laurence of Envremou, subject to the abbey (ecclesie) of Bec, all it possesses in England, namely what Baldwin son of Gilbert (fn. 49) granted it, of the land which belonged to (fuit) Hugh de Envremou, etc.
Ista carta confirmata est Rothomago (sic), testibus: Turstino archiepiscopo Evrouic (fn. 50); Guillelmo comite Varennie, et pluribus aliis. Ego autem pro salute mea et heredum meorum, concedo eis piscaturam de Archis.
[Circ. 1130.]
(MS. lat., fo. 46.)
397. Charter of Henry I. addressed to Brian (Briencio) son of the count and Robert vicomte of Arques. For the souls of his father and mother, and for his own, he grants to the monks of Bec at Envremou the saltpan which Oudard son of Oudard gave them.
Teste (fn. 51) Roberto de sigillo. Apud Rothomagum.
[Circ. 1130.]
(MS. lat., fo. 7.)
398. Charter of Henry I. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and the justice (justitic) and vicomte of Arques, and all his barons of Normandy. He grants [leave] to the monks of Envremou to make a mill on their water of Ballibet, etc. … …
T[estibus] R[oberto] de Haeia, et B[riennio] filio comitis, et Guillelmo Martel, et [Willelmo] filio Odonis, et Unfredo de Buth[un], et Roberto vicecomite Archarum, et Walcelino Maminoth. (fn. 52) Apud Archas.
[Cartulary (fn. 53) in Archives of the Seine Inférieure, D. 20.]
(Cartulary, fos. 15, 17,
Trans. 49.)
399. Charter of Henry count of Eu (Augi). For the weal of his soul and [those] of his father and mother and all his predecessors, he gives to St. Mary of Bec and St. Martin de Bosco and the monks there serving, and to serve, God in alms for ever the manor in England called Hou with all its appurtenances, free from every kind of due and exaction; and he gives freedom for ever to all men dwelling in that manor from [courts of] hundred and shire and all other claims and dues. In Normandy he gives at Tréport etc. etc.
Acta sunt hec incarnationis dominice anno MoCVI. coram his testibus: Tirello de Maneriis; Radulfo filio vicecomitis; Roberto de Freelvilla; Droardo de Maisnillo; Hugone de Hamsevilla; Hugone de Manthevilla; Inguerrano de Esifcocengiis (fn. 54); Giroldo de Normanvilla; Roberto filio Walterii; Willelmo Pengnart; Rogero de Petrevalle; Hugone de Petreponte; Gaufrido capellano.
(Cartulary, fo. 19.
Trans. 410. (fn. 55) )
400. Charter of John count of Eu, confirming the preceding gift.
Acta sunt hec incarnationis dominice anno MoCoLXXo coram hiis testibus: Waltero de Sancto Martino juvene; Henrico de Cennerula; Rogero de Maneriis; Gaufrido de Salceio; Rogero de Bricheneio; Eustachio Harenc; Rogero de Freelvilla; Gaufrido de Sancto Martino juvene; Goscelino de Crioil; Rogero de Freelvilla.
(Cartulary, 4 fo. 16.
Trans. 411.)
401. Charter of Henry count of Eu, confirming the above charters of his father John and his grandfather Henry.
Acta sunt hec incarnationis dominice anno MCXC. coram hiis testibus: Willelmo Strabone; Roberto de Daevilla; Guilleberto de Sancto Audoeno; Elmodo de Grantaut; Rogone de Daevilla; Johanne de Camera; Johanne Roussel, et multis aliis.
[Original Documents in Archives of the Eure.]
[1100, 1 Dec.]
(Original in archives,
H. 438.
Trans. 29.)
402. Charter of Henry I. addressed to Girard the bishop [of Hereford] and Hugh de Laci and all his barons of Hereford [shire]. He permits Hugh Asinus to give the manor of Ocle (Aclea), in which is a hide of land, to the abbot and monks of Lire. The abbey is to hold the land as it was held by Hugh in the time of William I. and William II.
Teste Osberno filio Richardi, et Richardo filio Pontii, et Rogerio de Insula. Apud Neweham. In primo die Adventus.
(Original in duplicate
in archives,
H. 438.
Trans. 89.)
403. Charter of Henry, duke of Normandy and Aquitaine and count of Anjou addressed generally [for England and Normandy]. He gives to the abbot and monks of Lire freedom from dues (quietantiam) on everything of their own throughout his territory.
Testibus: Roberto de Novoburgo; Roberto de Dunstanvilla; Jocelino de Baill[olio]; Radulfo de Toenio; Henrico de Novoburgo; Hugone de Piris; Hugone de Hamoslap. Apud Lerru in foresta Conchiarum.
(Original in archives,
H. 438. Trans. 87.)
404. Charter of Henry II. to the abbey of Lire. Printed in Monasticon Anglicanum, VI. 1092, from a Cartulary of Lire.
(Original in archives,
H. 438.
Trans. 91.)
405. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He grants to the monks of Lire freedom from toll, passage-money, and pontage, and all dues on everything their men can declare to be their own. Ten pounds penalty for infringement.
Testibus: Ricardo de Humeto constabulario; Man[assero] Biset dapifero; Ricardo de Canvilla; Roberto de Dunstanvilla; Jocellino de Baillolio; Hugone de Pirariis. Apud Vallem Rodolii.
(Original in archives,
H. 438.
Trans. 90.)
406. Charter of Henry II. addressed to all those in whose bailiwicks the abbot and monks of Lire hold lands. All the abbey's tenants and possessions are under his special protection, and are to be guarded as his own. They are to enjoy the same exemption as in his grandfather's time from shire [courts] and hundred [courts] and aids and scutages and carrying services (sumagiis) and all else. Full and prompt justice is to be done them for any infringement.
Testibus: Willelmo de Sancto Johanne, et Willelmo de Curci dapifero. Apud Argentonum.
(Original in archives,
H. 438.
Trans. 92.)
407. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. The abbot and monks of Lire and all belonging to them are under his protection. They are therefore to be guarded and upheld as his own, and should anyone wrong them, prompt amend is to be made.
Testibus: Henrico Baiocensi, et Reginaldo Bathonensi, episcopis, et Ranulfo de Glanvilla. Apud Cadomum.
(Original in archives,
H. 438.
Trans. 447.)
408. Charter of Robert son of Parnel, earl of Leicester, notifying that for the souls of his father and mother, and of Loreta his wife, and of all his successors, he gives to God and the monastery of St. Mary of Lire le Champ Motteux (campus motosus) with the buildings thereon and with the whole stock there, and with everything intact, in frank almoin; and he wills that the monks’ servants cultivating that land shall receive in his forest of Breteuil all that they require for erecting and repairing buildings there, and for firing, by the view and livery of his foresters. They are also to have in the forest sufficient pasture for the stock there.
Hiis testibus: Paulo abbate Leicestrie; Philippo de Albigneio; Marchis’ et Oliverio fratribus suis; Thoma de Estlega senescallo meo in Anglia; Godefrido de Quatremaris; Phillippo de Bedo; Willelmo capellano meo; Willelmo de Langeton, Luca et Roberto clericis meis, et aliis.
[N. D.]
(Original in archives,
H. 473.
Trans. 446.)
409. Charter of Robert earl of Leicester addressed to all his men and his friends, present and future. For the weal of his father's and mother's souls, and his own and his wife's and those of his predecessors and successors, he gives to God and the abbey of St. Mary of Lire and the monks there serving God and St. Mary the fulling-mill (molendinum folerez) of Lire with the whole multure of all his fee on that side of the forest on which lie the abbey and the mill; and [he grants] that weavers shall dwell in his fortress (castello) of Lire, and work there, and shall go for multure to the said mill of the monks; and that his men of his fortress of Lire shall not pay for the fulling of a yard (virga folenda) more than twopence halfpenny in money of the province.
Testibus: Ernaldo de Bosco; Willelmo de Diva; Willelmo de Chirai; Willelmo de Wibetot; Willelmo de Bemcart; Gilleberto de Plessei; Hugone de Alnou; Roberto capellano; Simone clerico.
[N. D.]
(Original in archives,
H. 535.
Trans. 456.)
410. Charter of Robert son of Robert earl of Leicester, addressed to all his men French and English, notifying that Baldwin de Charnelles and W[illiam] his son, by consent of Ernald de Bosco, have given the abbey of Lire, and the brethren there serving God ten shillings of rent for ever which they enjoyed from the prévôté of Breteuil (Britolium), and that he, at the request of all three, allows it.
His testibus: Roberto et Huberto capellanis; Willelmo de Deva; Anschetillo Malloret; Herveo marescallo; Willelmo de Chirai; Gauq[ue]lino Bucherel.
[Original Documents, etc. in Archives of the Department and elsewhere.]
(Cartulary of the
Priory of St. Mary de
Deserto, in archives,
H. 165. fo. 5d.)
411. Charter of Henry I. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and generally for Normandy. He gives and grants to the priory (ecclesie) of St. Mary de Deserto, for the remission of his sins, and for the weal of the souls, etc. … all its privileges and possessions [specified.]
Testibus: Johanne episcopo Lexoviensi; Audino episcopo Ebroicensi, et Roberto comite Gloecestrie, et Guillelmo comite Warenn[e], et Roberto comite Legrestrie, et comite de Pont[ivo] Guillelmo; Roberto de Wer, et Roberto de Vura (sic); et Roberto de Haya, et Hugone Bigoto, et Hugone de Gurn[aio], et Guillelmo filio Od[onis], et Johanne Marescallo. Apud Rothomagum anno incarnatione Domini millesimo centesimo tricesimo.
“1061,” (fn. 56)
5 June.
(Quasi-original in
H. 123.)
412. Gift to the abbey of Bernay of the church of Bolbec by Roger Porchet, Hugh de Bolbec, Walter Fifland, William Duncins, and Adam de Raphetot, who held it in shares, with the tithe of the profits from the mills and sheepwalks of Bolbec. The gift is confirmed by Richard Fresnel and Walter Giffard.
Acta et recitata atque concessa ante serenissimum regem Willelmum anno ab incarnatione Domini millesimo sexagesimo primo, apud Illebonam in concilio tercia feria sollemnitatis Pentecostes. Testibus: Willelmo Rotomagensi archiepiscopo; Odone Baiocensi episcopo; Hugone Lexoviensi episcopo; Michaele Abrincensi episcopo; Gisleberto Ebroicensi episcopo; Willelmo de Britolio; Rogero de Montegomeri; Rogero de Bello Monte; Roberto et Henrico filiis suis; Radulfo de Chunchis; Hugone de Monteforti; Walterio Gifardo; Rogerio Bigoth; Nigello vicecomite de Constantino; Willelmo Berthramno.
(Vidimus of 1378 in
Trésor des Chartes,
Reg. JJ. 114,
No. 84.)
413. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He grants to St. Mary of Bernay, and the monks there serving God, all that they held in the time of king Henry his grandfather, and that they have acquired since, etc. … In England the manor called Gratingis, and another called Ebredona, and in Worcestershire (Wigornensi terra) the land called Mora; the priory of Eye with all its appurtenances and all that Galeran count of Meulan (Mellent) and Robert lord of Breteuil (Britolii) and Gachelin de Ferrariis, or others, hold of it. And five acres of land and vineyard at Toesni (Toneyum), etc.
Testibus: Philippo episcopo Baiocensi; Thoma canc[ellario] (fn. 57); Roberto de Novo Burgo; Ricardo de Hum[eto] (fn. 58) constabulario; Ricardo de. Luci; Manass[ero] Biset dapifero; Ricardo de Canvilla; Willelmo filio Johannis; Nigello de Broc. Apud Argentan (sic).
[N. D.]
(Cartulary of chapter of Evreux, G. 123,
in srchives, fo. 190.)
414.Notification that when the king had imposed his taille for the fortification of the town [of Evreux], the burgesses wished to join with themselves, in its payment, the bishop's men, etc., because formerly, in time of war, when king Richard was held captive in Germany, and there was neither bishop nor count of Evreux, the men of the town in common, combining with the men of neighbouring towns (villis) made a commune (communia), and, for their defence, fortified (clauserunt) the town in common, etc.
[Temp. Hen. II.]
(Original in archives,
H. 251.
Trans. 482.)
415. Charter of Henry de Monteforti. He gives to the abbey (ecclesia) of Castellion and the monks there serving God the mill of Henlea, with the dwelling (mansum) before the mill to the west and with the acre of land adjoiding the mill to the east between the land of John de Preston and the bank (rivus) which comes from Lincroft, by which they shall take turves, when they will, to improve the mill without blocking the road there and without hindrance of the men of Henlea, with all appurtenances of the said mill, in waters, in pools, etc. free from all damage by himself or anyone else, as freely as he himself had held it in demesne. This grant, which is made for the weal of his soul and [those] of his father Turstin and his mother Juliana and all his friends and relatives (parentes), he and his heirs will warrant for ever.
His testibus: Roberto de Offurd’, et Roberto filio ejus; Bricio capellano; Rogero de Hulehale, et Willelmo fratre ejus; Reinbaldo de Cherlecote; Roberto filio Nicholai; Johanne de Prestone; Henrico de Muntforte; Galtero de Beresford; Willelmo filio Engenulfi; magistro Anketillo qui hanc cartam scripsit.
(Original in archives,
H. 251.
Trans. 339. (fn. 59).)
416. Inspeximus by Hugh Folioth, bishop of Hereford, [1219–1234] of the following charter of Robert Folioth, bishop of Hereford:—
[1174–1186.] Desiring to benefit his beloved brethren the abbot and monks of St. Peter of Castellion, he grants and confirms to them the manor of Munkelen’ and the church of that vill, with all tithes and other offerings, rightly belonging to it, saving honourable sustenance for a vicar. He also confirms to them all the tithes of the demesne of Chabbenour’ with one tenant (hospes) and the tithe of the land which that tenant holds of them, and the tithe of Hide in everything. Also two-thirds of the tithe of the demesne of Bromesberga, both in small and great tithes, and two-thirds of that of Edithestoc’ with one tenant (hospes) and of that of La Hide, and of that of William de Stolle, and twothirds of the tithe of Herbert de Espreton’, and one burgage in the town of Hereford, and two-thirds of the tithe of the demesne of Alboldelega and two tenants (hospites) there, and two-thirds of the tithe of the demesne of the Bur (del bur) and of the demesne of Worvesleg’, and the land and messuage (mansura) which belonged to Caure, and two-thirds of the tithe of the fee of Osbert son of Ruald and two-thirds of the tithe of the demesne of Linde with one tenant (hospes). He confirms to them these endowments (elemosine) which they hold of the gift of Ralf de Toenio the elder, with any others obtained by them in the see of Hereford, saving the canonical rights of his successors and the dignity of the church of Hereford.
Hiis testibus: Willelmo de Stok[es] (fn. 60); Willelmo Folioth; Waltero de Colewell, magistro Nicholao divino; Johanne canonico; Elur’ capellano; Bartholomeo de Eignesham; Osberto de Ledeb[iria].
(Original in archives,
H. 1227.
Trans. 453.)
417. Charter of Robert earl of Leicester (Leguere), notifying that of his piety and at the request and with the advice of their lord Walter archbishop of Rouen and his other friends, he gives the abbey of Fontaine Guérard (Fons Girardi), for the souls of his father and mother and all his predecessors, and for his own and that of his wife the countess Petronilla the place called Fonteinesgerart etc. etc.
Testibus his: Petronilla comitissa; Willelmo Brustesaut; magistro Hugone; Eustachio de Herlenvilla dapifero; Nicholao de Gloz; Dog’ de Holine; Gilleberto de Charneles, et Galtero et Gaufrido, et Gilberto capellanis; magistro Willelmo clerico; Thoma de Amundevilla; Rogero Pilet; Godart; Willelmo de Focarmont et multis aliis.
1203, 15 Feb.
(Original in archives,
H. 1264.
Trans. 188.)
418. Charter of John addressed generally. For the weal of his soul and those of his predecessors and successors, he gives in alms to the nuns of Fontaine Guérard (Fontes Giraldi), for the building of their abbey, all his alder-grove (alnetum) of Moulineaux (Molinelli) with all its appurtenances, and all the land in it which belonged to Robert May, for which he has given his heirs an equivalent in England, etc. etc.
Testibus: B[aldwino] comite Albemarle; Willelmo de Braosa; Roberto de Harecort; Hugone de Gurnay; Stephano de Longo campo; Guarino de Glapiun; Petro de Stokes. Datum per manum Hugonis de Well[e] apud Rothomagum, xv. die Februarii anno regni nostri quarto.
(Original in archives,
H. 403.
Trans. 94.)
419. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and his lieges of Normandy. He confirms to the abbey of Ivry all that Galeran lord of Ivry has given them, namely the church and tithes of Ivry, and all his rights in them and the tithe of wheat (bladum) in his forest and of the forest itself. The abbey and its monks are to hold this as the charter of Giles bishop of Evreux determines.
Testibus: R[ogero] Eboracensi archiepiscopo; H[ugone] Dunelmensi episcopo; W[illelmo] comite de Albemara; Willelmo filio Audelini dapifero; Reginaldo de Curtunai; Thoma Basset; Ricardo de Affai; Willelmo de Stutevilla. Apud Westmonasterium.
de Normandie
in Public Library
of Rouen, fos. 2, 34.
Trans. 134, 135. (fn. 61).)
420. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He has taken the monastery of Cormeilles, in the diocese of Lisieux, under his protection, as of his own alms, and, wishing to partake of all its benefits, he has granted to its abbot and monks, that they may hold, undisturbed by his officers, everything given them by its founders [Norman endowments specified], with freedom, throughout the fief of Breteuil and all his demesne, from tallage, toll etc., on everything belonging to them or their dependants. Moreover they are to hold freely, saving only the guard of five knights at the castle of Breteuil, and to enjoy the same rights and liberties as were enjoyed by the earl of Leicester, lord of Breteuil, their chief founder, in his castle of Breteuil, saving only to him the said guard of five knights, and, to the king, justice on incendiaries and on assailants of those going to or coming from his court and arrière ban and aid from his redemption [from captivity] and [justice on] coiners.
Testibus: Stephano de Tur[onis] senescallo Andegavie; Alberico (fn. 62) de Sancto Martino; Gaufrido filio Petri; Eustachio filio Petri (fn. 63) (sic) camerarii. Apud Rothomagum.


  • 1. Compiled, apparently, early in 17th century.
  • 2. Cartulary of Envermeu (see below, p. 132).
  • 3. A full and interesting Inventory of the charters relating to possessions in England existing at the abbey before its dissolution is preserved in the “500 de Colbert” (Bibliothèque Nationale), No 190, fos. 51–67
  • 4. The text of these two charters is printed in the Appendix to Vol. VI. of the Annales Ordinis S. Benedicti (1739), p. 696. The first one is there similarly imperfect.
  • 5. MS. damaged here.
  • 6. … “lmus” in Annales text. As Hugh bishop of Lisieux died before the accession of William to the see of Rouen, it is necessary to read “Mauril[ius].” The charter, therefore, is doubtful (see Preface).
  • 7. Hythe; “Hæca” in Annales.
  • 8. Ends here.
  • 9. The gifts in England are omitted.
  • 10. MS.: “Teste.”
  • 11. ? “Heta.”
  • 12. The text of this bull is printed in the Annales as above.
  • 13. See Domesday I., 57b(1).
  • 14. Reading uncertain.
  • 15. Followed in the MS. lat. by a confirmation, of same date, by Rotrou bishop of Evreux.
  • 16. i.e., “Warelwast.”
  • 17. “Anno….. C” in capitals.
  • 18. The plural form is used throughout, but this, like the errors in the witnesses' names may possibly be due only to corruption in a second-hand Inspeximus. It is, however, also found in the MS. lat. texts, of which one omits the portion of the charter following the second “18 shillings,” while the other (fo. 9d.) gives the whole as above.
  • 19. Several are specified.
  • 20. Trans.: “Cal.”
  • 21. Trans.: “Ciscestrensi.”
  • 22. Trans.: “deu’.”
  • 23. Trans.: “Curti.”
  • 24. Trans.: “gig’.”
  • 25. Trans.: “Gaffrido.”
  • 26. Trans.: “Monti.”
  • 27. Trans.: “Radulfo.”
  • 28. Trans.: “millesimo c°xxx°IIII°.”
  • 29. Trans.: “facta.”
  • 30. This list of witnesses is taken from the text in MS. lat. 13,905, fo. 9d.
  • 31. In this charter the king employs, as elsewhere, the singular form.
  • 32. Wrongly rendered “Poissy” in Inventaire Sommaire.
  • 33. The MS. lat. text omits the last two words.
  • 34. The MS. lat. adds here “[Signa] Roberti de Novo Burgo; Gualeranni comitis Mellenti; Henrici filii Roberti de Novo Burgo; Radulfi fratris Henrici de Novo Burgo.” In the MS. lat. this charter is followed by one of Henry, son of this Robert de Novoburgo, confirming it, in 1178, his own gifts being further confirmed by his son Robert in 1190.
  • 35. Compare No. 185.
  • 36. Trans.: “Cant’.”
  • 37. “Trans.: “E.”
  • 38. This list of witnesses is taken from the MS. lat., as the Transcript contains several errors.
  • 39. William de Mara, a witness in the Monasticon, is not found in the Cartulary. Deville's Transcript has “dicto,” in error for “clerico” [de camera].
  • 40. The latter text has no witnesses, but appears to be the same charter, though recording a separate donation.
  • 41. Trans.: “Channel.”
  • 42. “T” in Transcript.
  • 43. Trans.: “Cantuarum”.
  • 44. Compare the Wells charter, No. 16, and its entry in Liber Albus, III. fo. 381d. (Historical MSS. Commission: Wells Report, pp. 211, 294). The list of witnesses is different.
  • 45. A collated copy, made in 1770, of the Cartulary compiled in 1465, in which he witnesses’ names are badly distorted.
  • 46. See Feudal England, p. 159.
  • 47. Cart.: “Nicolas de Albinium.”
  • 48. Cart.: “Nicol’ de Albadin.”
  • 49. Cart.: “frater Guilleberti.”
  • 50. Ib. “Euroddit.”
  • 51. Cart.: “Testibus.”
  • 52. Cart.: “Martel, et filius Ode, et Uulfr’ de buth, et Robertus vicarch, et Walco' de merce manentes.”
  • 53. Paper, 15th cent. Also authenticated copies of the charters in D. 17. These are found in Series D. among the archives of the Seine Inférieure, because the Priory was subsequently united to the College of Eu.
  • 54. Sic in Transcript. This word is blotted in the Cartulary, but can be read as” Esscotengiis.” In the copy on fo. 17 it is “Esthotenguiis.” It is possibly an error for “Hastingiis” (see Nos. 231, 233).
  • 55.
  • 56. See Preface.
  • 57. Register: “Hom’ Cantore.”
  • 58. Register: “de dumme constancio.”
  • 59. The charter of bishop Robert, here confirmed, is itself preserved in the archives of Evreux.
  • 60. MS.: “Stokarum.”
  • 61. Trans. of the same charter, which entered twice in the Cartulary; but the first has no witnesses, and a less perfect text.
  • 62. Rectius: “Alveredo.”
  • 63. Rectius: “Stephani.”