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|PRIORY OF ST. STEPHEN, PLESSIS-GRIMOULD, FOR AUSTIN CANONS, IN THE DIOCESE OF BAYEUX.|
|[Cartulary in Archives of the Calvados. (fn. 1).]|
(Cartulary I. No. 16.
Trans. Vol. III.
|539. Charter of Henry I. (as king of the English and duke of the Normans). He grants, for his weal and that of his wife, of his sons and daughters (filiorum et filiarum) and his father and mother and all God's faithful, that the church of St. Stephen in the castle of the bishop of Bayeux, called Plessis (Plaissitium), shall by the gift of Sanson the priest, to whom it belongs, be transferred, with its tithes and all its appurtenances, to the use and possession of canons regular, etc. etc. He also confirms to it the fee of the said Sanson, which he holds of the bishop of Bayeux [specified] etc. ….|
|[Signa] Henrici regis Anglorum; Turstini Eboracensis archiepiscopi; [Auuini Ebroicensis episcopi (fn. 2);] Ricardi Baiocensis episcopi; Ricardi Baiocensis archidiaconi; Gaufridi cantoris Baiocensis ecclesie; Willelmi Baiocensis subdiaconi; Ranulfi magistri, Willelmi, Herberti, Johannis, Hugonis, canonicorum. (fn. 3)|
Trans. Vol. III.
|540. Charter of Richard de Rollos, (fn. 4) giving the canons regular of Plessis, in the presence of Richard bishop of Bayeux, with the assent and consent of his sons Richard and Robert, the church of St. Martin of Rollos, and a hundred acres of land there; and granting the canons the tithes of his wood and his mill at Rollos, also the tithe of all his demesne in the Bessin and 30 shillings sterling (estellingorum) [of rent] in England; all to be free of secular service.|
|Hiis testibus: Willelmo Nyobe; Roberto decano de Baace (fn. 5); Rogero sacerdote de Rollos; Zacharia de Burce, et celebrum (sic) fratre (fn. 6) suo Ricardo de Vaudare; Hosmundo de Waspre; Pagano le Fauc; Radulfo de Camp-espine; Hosmundo de Flory; [Galtero de Rocher (fn. 2) ]: Reginaldo Chastel, et multis, aliis.|
Trans. Vol. III.
|541. Charter of Henry I. addressed to the bishop of Bayeux and all his barons and lieges of Normandy. If the church of Rollos, which Richard de Rollos has given, with its appurtenances to St. Stephen's, Plessis-Grimould and the canons with its lands and other endowments, is of the fee which Richard holds of him in chief (in capite), and if [it be] free from claim, he grants the gift; and St. Stephen's is to enjoy it and its other possessions as fully as do his other endowed houses (elemosine).|
|Testibus: R[oberto] (fn. 7) de Sigillo, et R[ogero] de Fiscanum, (fn. 8) et R[?adulfo] de Bellaf[ago], et R[oberto] de Ver, et R[oberto] de Curci. Apud Archenci. (fn. 9)|
No. 741. (fn. 10)
Trans. Vol. III.
|542. Charter of Richard “the second” de Rollos, giving and granting to St. Stephen's, Plessis Grimould, in the presence of Philip bishop of Bayeux, the churches of Burey and St. Martin of Trottemer with their tithes and appurtenances, and granting all the gifts that his father Richard de Rollos gave for his soul and that of his wife, etc.|
|543. Charter of Henry II. confirming to the canons of St. Stephen's, Plessis all their possessions.|
|Testibus: Arnulpho (sic) Lexoviensi et Philippo Baiocensi episcopis, et Roberto episcopo Lincoliensi (sic), et Thoma cancellario et Ricardo de Hummeto. Apud Eboracum.|
Trans. Vol. III.
|544. Writ of Henry II. addressed to William [Puinant (fn. 11) and Ralf Bigot. Nicholas, prior of Plessis is to hold in peace the endowment at Malestrée (Malestrea) which Alvred Bigot gave him, and no one is to wrong him therein; and unless they see to this (feceritis), his justice is to do so.|
|Teste Philippo episcopo Baiocensi, apud Argent[onium].|
Trans. Vol. III.
|545. Charter of Henry II. granting to St. Stephen's of Plessis the church of Planquery (Planchereium) with two [out of three] sheaves of the tithe there, which Roger Bacon resigned into the hands of Philip bishop of Bayeux, for allowing his brother Philip de Columbariis to make his peace with the bishop for the death of Beatrice his niece.|
|Testibus: [Thoma] cancellario; Rogero de Hum[eto (fn. 12) ] archidiacono, et Ricardo de Hum[eto (fn. 12) ] constabulario.|
Trans. Vol. III.
|546. Charter of Roger de Magnevilla, giving to St. Stephen's, Plessis, for the weal of his soul and those of his wife, father, mother, and predecessors, the church of Montchauvet (de Monte calveto) with its tithes, endowments, and appurtenances, which church (fn. 13) had been given by his father Stephen.|
|Et isti sunt testes: Robertus filius Roberti; Willermus Avenel; Johannes de Ausnevilla; Nicholaus Folin; Robertus Rosel; Gaufridus clericus domini de Magnavilla; Gaufridus de Cambon; Ricardus Burnold; Henricus de Alneto; Radulfus de Carevilla; Rogerus de Ferrariis; Godefridus de Caisneto, [et alii (fn. 14) ].|
Trans. Vol. III.
|547. Charter of Mabira daughter of earl Robert [of Gloucester] mother of Jordan de Campo Ernulfi, and lady of Maisoncelles (Mansum cellarum). For the weal of her soul etc. she confirms to the canons regular of Plessis the gift, by her son Jordan, of the church of St. Amand of Maisoncelles in alms for ever.|
|Testibus: Rogero cancellario; Henrico cantore; Jordano, Roberto, et Radulfo archidiaconis; Radulfo de Gouviz; Gisleberto canonico; Gregorio clerico; Ranulfo de Thain; Alexandro Beuet; magistro God’, (fn. 14) et pluribus aliis. (fn. 15)|
|548. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all his officers of Normandy. He grants to prior Nicholas and the canons regular of Plessis that portion of the wood of Montpinchum which Henry bishop of Bayeux has given them, together with the gift by Robert Patric and Philippa de Rosel his wife of the churches in Philippa's fee etc. …|
|Teste (sic) Henrico Baiocensi et Frogerio Sagiensi, episcopis, et Hugone de Cressi. Apud Falesiam.|
Trans. Vol. III.
|549.Letter of pope Alexander III. addressed to Nicholas the prior and the brethren of Plessis. He confirms to them the churches of Planchere, Bernières, and Mundervilla with the tithes etc. ….|
|Datum Ben[e]vent[i], iij. idus Januarii.|
Trans. Vol. III.
|550. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all his officers of Normandy. He grants and gives to Nicholas the prior and the canons regular of Plessis, in alms for ever, for the weal of his soul, the church of St. Mary of Ivranda with its tithes and appurtenances. The prior is to appoint there seven canons regular to serve it; for whose support the king grants and gives for ever 100 pounds of Anjou from (in) his prévôté of Bayeux; and if, at any time, another money should there have currency (cucurrerit), then 100 pounds of that money, similarly, a year. And the canons and all their property are to be free, throughout his dominions, from toll, passage [money] and every due. Henry bishop of Bayeux, for the love of God and of himself has set that church free from all episcopal dues etc.|
|Testibus: R[otrodo] Rothomagensi archiepiscopo; A[rnulfo] Lexoviensi episcopo; H[enrico] Baiocensi episcopo; F[rogero] Sagiensi episcopo; E[gidio] Ebroicensi episcopo; R[icardo] Abrincensi episcopo; Stephano (fn. 16) Rhedonensi episcopo; Ricardo de Humeto constabulario; Jordano Taisson; Ricardo filio comitis; Willelmo de Curey; Archenbaldo constabulario de Tenerchebray. Apud Argentonium.|
No. 1, 435.
Trans. Vol. III.
|551. Charter of Henry II. granting to Hugh son of Osbert and his heirs the land which belonged to Crabaid, and which had escheated to the bishop, who has given it him to be held for ever at the annual rent of a pound of pepper and a pound of cummin etc.|
|Testibus: Willelmo de Curceio dapifero; Willelmo de Humeto; Gilleberto Malet dapifero; Rogero Bacon; Benedicto de Angervilla; Hamone pincerna Apud Barbefluctum.|
|1174, 31 May.
Trans. Vol. III.
|552. Charter of Richard de Humeto, constable of the king of England, addressed to all his men of France and England, present and future. He gives to William de Mesheudin, his man and knight, the land of Crespigny for his service etc.….|
|Actum est anno ab incarnatione Domini nostri Jesu Christi Moco septuagesimo quarto, mense Maii, pridie kalend[as] Junii; apud Bellummontem, presentibus istis: Willelmo de Humeto, Eingueranno de Humeto, Jordano de Humeto filiis meis; Waltero de Cardunvilla; Willelmo Garb’; Willelmo [de] Coisneriis; Eudone dapifero meo; Jordano de Maisnillo; Radulfo de Agnis; Hugone de Mara; et pluribus aliis.|
Trans. Vol. III.
|553. Charter of Henry bishop of Bayeux, confirming to the canons regular the gifts made to them [specified], and reciting that at the prayer and request of king Henry [II.] he had conferred on them immunity from synodals, aids, “circate,” and all episcopal [obligations], saving only episcopal obedience. Among the gifts are the church of Savenaium with its tithes and appurtenances from William de Curseio and Robert his son, that of Noers, with all its tithes, lands, and appurtenances, from Ralf de Noers and his sons, Hugh and Henry, William de Calyne, and his son William the younger, Robert de Noers and his sons, Hugh, Henry and William … half a peck (modium) of wheat from the tithes of Lengrona given by Philip de Colum beriis etc.|
No. 1, 383.)
|554. Notification by Henry bishop of Bayeux that Henry the second, the glorious king of the English (Angl’) has given and granted to the priory (ecclesie) of St. Stephen of Plessis and its canons regular and to the priory of Ivrande the churches of La Cambe (Camba) and St. Stephen at the ford of the Vire (super vad’ Vire), and, to shew his devotion and the great humility of his heart, on bended knees presented before the bishop the prior of these canons to those churches, placing them in his [the bishop's] hand. This gift the bishop confirms.|
|Testibus: Gaufrido filio dicti Regis; magistro Waltero de Constantiis Oxon[iensi] archidiacono; Radulfo archidiacono Hereford[ensi]; Willelmo de Humeto constabulario; Willelmo filio Radulfi senescallo Normannie; fratre Rogero elemosinario; Hugone de Morwic dapifero; Hugone Bard[ulf], et pluribus aliis|
Trans. Vol. III.
|555. Charter of Robert earl of Leicester, notifying that he has granted to Ralf prior of Plessis the church of St. Samson of Montchauvet (Monte-calveto), with all its appurtenances, saving the rights of the abbey (ecclesie) of St. Evroul.|
|Testibus hiis: Nicholao de Gloz; Philippo de Aubigne; Willelmo capellano; Andrea de Ocaumes (fn. 17); Luca clerico; Galtero le Franceys, et pluribus aliis.|
|556. Charter of Hugh de Corterva notifying that he has granted the gift which his uncle William de Traci made to Alan de Traci clerk—before his crime against St. Thomas—of all the churches on his land (fecit forefactum quod fecit de Sancto Thoma in omnibus ecclesiis terre sue (fn. 18) ), Thomas the clerk, who possesses them, paying Alan an annual pension. He has therefore presented the said Alan before John bishop of Exeter; and ratifying what his lord, William de Traci had done, he grants Alan all the churches of his land to be possessed after the death of Thomas his vicar.|
|Testibus: Olivero de Traci; Pagano de Tirun (?); Mathia de Pinu; Ricardo de Chou; Willermo Beve; Willermo de Palle Grente; Olivero de Blonc, etc.|
No. 518. (fn. 19)
Trans. Vol. III.
|557. Charter of Philippa de Rosel, daughter of Hugh de Rosel, giving the canons regular of Plessis, in the presence of king Henry and of Henry bishop of Bayeux, the church of Athys with all its appurtenances and confirming the gift of fifty acres of land by Hugh de Rosel her father.|
|558. Charter of W[illiam] bishop of Le Mans notifying that W[illiam] de Traceio had built a house for lepers at Coismas, and had assigned them property for their livelihood, but that this house having stood empty for some time, he, at the prayer of Henry king of the English, assigned its revenues to Alan the clerk, brother to the said W[illiam]. Afterwards on Alan surrendering them, of his own accord to him, he, at Alan's entreaty, and by king Henry's command, gave them to the priory (ecclesie) of Ivrande etc.|
|Huic donationi …. interfuerunt: Esgaretus capellanus episcopi Baiocensis; Ivo magister scolarum; etc. …|
(Cartulary II. No. 882. Trans. Vol. III. fo. 25.)
|559. Charter of Hugh de Coterna, giving the canons of Plessis and of Yvrande the endowment at Coysmon and the other gifts which William de Tracy, his uncle, gave them previously, in accordance with the charters of king Henry and of William bishop of Le Mans.|
|Hoc fuit factum apud Cadomum ad scaccarium coram Willelmo filio Radulfi (fn. 20) tune senescallo Normannie. Testibus hiis: Willelmo de Longo-campo domini regis cancellario, et Willelmo Constanciensi episcopo; Garino episcopo Ebroicensi, et pluribus aliis.|
(Cartulary I. No. 521. Trans. III. fo. 22.)
|560. Notification by Ralf de Hamars that, in the presence of Henry bishop of Bayeux and of William son of Ralf and of the barons in session at the exchequer, he has confirmed (concessi) the gift by Philippa de Rosel his wife, to Nicholas the prior and the canons regular of Plessis, before her marriage etc. …. according to her charter and that of the king.|
|1197, 17 April.
(Cartulary I. No. 852. Trans. Vol. III. fo. 26.)
|561. Charter of Richard I. reciting and confirming the charters of Richard in favour of the priory of Plessis, and adding the churches of Cambes, St. Clement, Montanger, and Bucy.|
|Testibus: Waltero Rothomagensi, et Johanne Dublinensi archiepiscopis; Henrico Baiocensi; Guarino Ebroicensi, Lisiardo Sagiensi, Guillelmo Constanciensi episcopis; magistro maugerio thesaurario; magistro Rogero de Sancto Edmundo; Roberto, Balduino, et Johello (fn. 21) capellanis nostris; R[adulfo] comite Augiensi; Willelmo Mariscallo; Willelmo filio Radulfi senescallo Normannie; R[icardo] camerario de Tankarvilla; Walkelino de Ferrariis; R[icardo Selvein. (fn. 22) Datum per manum nostram apud Bellum castellum de Rupe xvij. (fn. 23) die Aprilis anno regni nostri octavo.|
(Cartulary II. No. 858. Trans. Vol. III. fo. 24.)
|562. Charter of Richard de Cambernof giving to the canons regular of Yvrande the church of St. Cornier (Sanctus Cornelius) with all its tithes and appurtenances.|
|Hiis testibus: Johanne comite Moret[onii]; Rannulfo comite Cestrie; Alano filio comitis; Savarico de Samai (fn. 24); Nicholas Avenel; Radulfo de Hamarc (fn. 25); Roberto de Hamarz; Gaufrido capellano de Mostun (fn. 26); [magistro Benedicto; Symone Pitot; Ricardo de Borun; Ranulfo de Vire; Sansone Foliot; Gaufrido de Sancto Bricio (fn. 27) ]; et pluribus aliis.|
(Cartulary II. No. 859.)
|563. Charter of Jordan de Champern[on] confirming (concedo) to the canons regular of Plessis and Ivrande his brother Richard's gift.|
|Hii sunt testes: Radulfo de Mondrevilla; Radulfo de Bosco; Roberto de Burceio; Gaufrido Carpentario; Derhentore Moinot; Willermus de Fegeroll[is]; Johannes Pitot, et plures alii.|
12 April. (Cartulary I., No. 31.
Trans. Vol. III. fo. 20.)
|564. Charter of John, count of Mortain (Moretonie), addressed to all his officers of Normandy and England. For the weal of his soul and that of his brother, and [those] of all his predecessors he gives to the priory (domui) of Plessis-Grimould and of Ivrande and the canons there serving God freedom to buy and sell throughout his land, quit [of toll], all that their servants can declare to be for their own use. … in cities, boroughs (burgis), vills [and] ports, within fairs and without.|
|Testibus: Willelmo Wenn’; Humberto de Carenti; Rogero de Amundevilla; Henrico de Ponte Aldomari; Ricardo de Fontineto; Thoma de Evercy: Hugone de Valnoise; Willelmo Enle; Hugone Malebisse. (fn. 28). Apud Insulam Bonam xij. die Aprilis [per manum Johannis de Grai (fn. 29) ].|
(Cartulary I., No. 30. (fn. 30) Trans. Vol. III. fo. 20.)
|565. Charter of John count of Mortain (Moreton) and [earl] of Gloucester, notifying that, for the weal of his soul and [those] of king Henry his father and of his predecessors, he has given to St. Stephen's, Plessis the church of Winburne with the office of dean (decanatu) and all appurtenances, reserving only to himself the first presentation after the departure (destitutionem) of Peter de Mellent.|
|Hiis testibus: Rogero de Amundevilla; Rogero de Montebegon Godefrido Esturmi; magistro Benedicto; Huberto de Burgo; Johanne de Gray, et multis aliis. Apud Iverandam.|
|1203, 25 Sept.
(Cartulary II., No. 856. Trans. Vol. III. fo 26.)
|566. Charter of John, granting to the canons of St. Mary of Ivrande the land at Presles (Praterie) with all its appurtenances, that Robert Marshal held, which he gave them while he was count of Mortain.|
|Testibus: R[oberto] comite Leycestrie; W[illelmo] comite d'Arundello; W[illelmo] comite de Ferrariis; Willelmo de Breosa; Petro de Pratell[is (fn. 31) ]; Warino filio Geroldi; Roberti de Veteri ponte. Datum per manum S[imonis] prepositi [Beverlaci] et archidiaconi Wellensis apud Boz (fn. 32) xxv. die Septembris anno regni nostri quinto.|
|PRIORY OF STE. BARBE-EN-AUGE (IN ECAJEUL ON THE DIVE), FOR AUSTIN CANONS, IN THE DIOCESE OF LISIEUX.|
|[Original Documents in Archives of the Calvados.]|
(Original in archives. Trans. Vol. I. fo. 21.)
|567. Charter of Odo Stigandus, reciting that, actuated by religious motives, and strengthened [in his resolve] by the faithful counsel and aid of his barons and friends, he has established six canons in the church of St. Martin at Escajeul (Scaioliolum) and provided for their daily necessities, etc.…|
|[Signa] Odonis Stigandi; Osmundi Boend; Serlonis de Mansione-Malgerii; Willelmi de Mirebel; Hugonis Buscardi de Iz; Ranulfi de Iz; Grantonis de Wals; Radulfi de Wals.|
|[1067–1073.]||To secure the substance and rights of the priory, Odo presented the canons to his lord William duke of the Normans at Troarn (Troardensem) and commended to his custody and defence the priory with all its rights in the in the presence of John archbishop of Rouen and of certain bishops, abbots, and barons. [And] the duke, receiving, with humble devotion, the benefit[s] of the priory and of its prayers, committed it, in turn to Roger de Montgomery for safe keeping.|
|[Signa] Willelmi Normannorum ducis; Johannis Rothomagensis archiepiscopi; Hugonis Lexoviensis episcopi; Michaelis Abrincarum (fn. 33) episcopi; Durandi Troardensis abbatis; Ainardi Sancte Marie Divensis (fn. 34) abbatis; Nicholai Sancti Audoeni abbatis; Rogeri de Montegommery; Rogeri de Bellomonte; Willelmi filii Osberti de Britolio.|
(Vidimus of 1467 in archives. Trans. Vol. I. fo. 22.)
|568. Charter of Rabel the chamberlain son of William the chamberlain. For the weal of the soul of his lord king Henry, for the redemption of his [own] soul, and those of his father and mother and all his predecessors, also for the soul of Agnes his wife deceased, by the counsel and with the assent of the king and of his father William and of John bishop of Lisieux, he establishes canons regular in the church of St. Martin and Ste. Barbe at Escajolet, and for their support etc.… he further bestows on them, of his own possessions, in England: 10 pounds sterling a year in the soke of Graham, namely, at Colsteuorda 100 shillings, and at Stroxton (Hochestona) and Sumercheby 4 pounds, and 20 shillings from the mill of Stoke (Flochez); in the vale (valle) of Gloucester, the whole manor of Becheford and of Ashton (Aissetonnia) as he held it freely in demesne, reserving nothing to himself in dues, pleas, or labour (operationibus) etc. … [He grants them] the pleas of all their men free in their court. And if they or their men should bring a claim against his own the case is to be tried in the court of the canons. … He further grants the land that Lesza wife of Robert de Abetot gave them at her death, and which [gift] Robert placed upon the altar. …. also the exchange between the canons and Odo de Canun, with his sons Thomas and William, for their help of him against the justice[s] of king Henry and their expenses [therein] etc. …|
(Original[?] in archives.
Leather tag for seal.
Trans. Vol I. fo. 27.)
|569. Charter of Henry I. [as king of the English and duke of the Normans] addressed to Hugh archbishop of Rouen, John bishop of Lisieux, and all the other bishops of Normandy and all his barons. He grants all that Odo Stigandus and his men have given to the church of St. Martin of Escajolet as recited herein, at the prayer of William the chamberlain of Tancarvilla and Rabel his son, and all that they themselves have added since, both in England and Normandy, for the support of the canons regular there, as recited herein. [The charter of Odo Stigandus ut supra, is here recited in full.]|
|Subsequently, namely in the 28th year of his reign, that is, in 1128, he and William the chamberlain, nephew (nepos) of the said Odo, and William's son Rabel, by divine inspiration, discussed with the then canons of the church, John bishop of Lisieux advising and assisting, the ordering of the church and all its possessions according to the rule of the blessed Augustine. So it was arranged that the bishop should introduce canons there, giving them full enjoyment of the possessions, saving his episcopal rights. [The charter of Rabel, ut supra, is here recited in full.]|
|[Signa] Henrici regis Anglie; regine Anglie (fn. 35); Johannis Luxoviensis episcopi; Rabelli camerarii; Turstini archiepiscopi Eboracensis; [Roberti] comitis Gloecestrie (fn. 36); Guillelmi comitis Varenne (fn. 37); Roberti comitis Leecestrie (fn. 38); Pagani Piuvrelli. (fn. 35)|
(Original in archives. (fn. 39) Seal broken. Trans. Vol. I. fo. 32.)
|570. Charter of Stephen as king of the English and duke of the Normans addressed generally. He confirms all the gifts made by Odo Stigandus and his men to the priory (ecclesie) of St. Martin and Ste. Barbe of Ecajeul (Sancta Barbara de Escajolet) as described in the charters of his grandfather king William and his uncle king Henry, at the prayer of Hugh archbishop of Rouen and of his dearest brother Theobald count of Blois, and at the request of Rabel de Tancardivilla his chamberlain, confirming them all and those of Rabel in the second year of his reign, the year 1137.|
|Hæc (fn. 40) vero omnia predicte ecclesie imperpetuum obtinenda regia auctoritate confirmo et a deo mihi collata potestate corroboro etc. ….|
|Testibus: R[ogero] cancellario; R[oberto] comite Gloecestrie; G[alerano] comite de Mellent; Guh[ero] de Alneto; Willelmo de Alb[inineio] pincerna, (fn. 41) et Hugone Bigoto, et Roberto Maleto et Roberto de Curceio, et Ricardo filio Ursi, et Willelmo Maled[octo (fn. 42) ], et Johanno Marescallo. Apud Pontem Aldomari.|
(Original in archives. Seal broken. Trans. Vol. I. fo. 31.)
|571. Charter of Robert, earl of Leicester, granting to the priory (ecclesie) of St. Mary and Ste. Barbe and the canons there serving God, for the souls of his father and mother, and for the weal of his own soul and that of P[etronilla] his wife, their children, predecessors and successors, those 40 shillings [of rent] which she gave them for the souls of her father and mother, whose bodies rest there, to be paid annually on the feast of St. Gregory from her rent at Lire.|
|Testes fuerunt: Rogerus filius meus; Rogerus capellanus meus; Guilbertus capellanus; Willelmus de Wivilla; Willelmus de Campain'; Hamon de Hotot; Nicholaus de Gloz, et pluribus aliis (sic).|
(Original in archives. Seal broken. Trans. Vol. I. fo. 33.)
|572. Charter of William de Bellocampo, addressed to his sons, his friends, his tenants and all others. For the weal of his soul and [those] of all his predecessors and his sons, he releases (dimisi) and gives to Ste. Barbe and his beloved brethren the canons there serving God all his claim and that of his heirs to the manor of Becheford and its appurtenances.|
(Original in archives. Trans. (fn. 43) Vol. I. fo. 33.)
|573. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He grants to the priory (ecclesie) of St. Martin and Ste. Barbe and its canons all the gifts that have been made to it, [namely,] of the gifts of Rabel the chamberlain, in England, the whole manor of Bekeford, as held by his father William in the time of Henry I. etc.…. of the gift of William the chamberlain son of Rabel, rights in his wood of Colestewurd[e]; in exchange from Joscelin de Perceio and Roger and Robert his brothers the land they held among (inter) the canons’ vines adjoining the priory (ecclesiam) of Ste. Barbe, etc. [gifts in Normandy specified in great detail] of the gift of Robert earl of Leicester those 40 shillings which P[etronilla] his wife gave the canons from (in) the revenues of Lire, to be received annually; of the gift of Henry de Novo Burgo 20 shillings of usual money, annually, on St. Luke's day, from (in) the prevoté of Neufbourg (Novi Burgi) etc.….|
|Testibus: Waltero Rothomagensi archiepiscopo; Henrico Baiocensi, Willelmo Constantiensi, et Johanne Ebroicensi episcopis; [Gaufrido cancellario filio meo (fn. 44) ]; Martino Cerasiensi, et Petro Caddomensi (sic), abbatibus; Willelmo de Humeto constabulario; Willelmo filio Radulfi senescallo Normannie; Sehero de Quinci (fn. 45); Hugone de Creissi; Willelmo de Mara; Thoma Bardulf; Ricardo de Canvilla; Hamone pincerna. Apud Burum.|
|Seal described by D'Anisy as fine; but only a fragment now left on handsome tag of twisted silks.|
(Original in archives of Calvados.
Trans. Vol. I. p. 34.)
|574. Charter of Richard I. addressed generally. He has taken under his protection the priory of Ste. Barbe etc. The house and its prior and canons and all its possessions are to be guarded accordingly both in ecclesiastical and in lay rights. The prior and canons are not to be impleaded except before himself, or, by his special writ, before his chief justice.|
|Teste meipso apud Chinonem xxiiij. die Februarii.|
|ABBEY OF ST. DÉSIR, FOR BENEDICTINE NUNS, IN THE DIOCESE OF LISIEUX.|
|[Original Documents in Archives of the Calvados.]|
(Original in archives. Trans. Vol. I. fo. 147.)
|575. Charter of William “prince” of the Normans, granting at the request of Hugh bishop of Lisieux and Liecelina his mother, the place called St. Désir, in the suburbs of Lisieux for a monastery in honour of St. Mary and St. Désir.|
|[Signa] Willelmi comitis; Hugonis episcopi; Rogerii de Montgomerico; Willelmi filii Osberni; Roberti fratris comitis; Radulfi Taxonis; Erneisi; Ricardi vicecomitis; Turoldi; Hugonis; Radulfi; Viviani.|
(Original in archives. Trans. (fn. 46) Vol. I. fo. 148.)
|576. Charter of Geoffrey, duke of Normandy and count of Anjou, addressed to Hugh archbishop of Rouen. He has given the brethren of the Hospital the market dues of Villedieu, on condition that they allow the abbess and nuns of St. Mary of Lisieux to enjoy half this right and that the nuns share with them the market dues of Sautchevruil, which they have been theirs.|
|Mirebeau. Easter 1147.|
(Original in archives. Trans. Vol. I. fo. 148.)
|577. Charter of Henry II. granting to the nuns of St. Mary of Lisieux, a moiety of the market (fori) and permission to have their own officer there to receive the profits as was agreed between the Hospitallers and themselves, and in accordance with his father's charter.|
|Testibus: Arnulfo Lexoviensi, Egidio Ebroicensi, Stephano Redonensi episcopis; comite Willelmo de Mandevilla; Ricardo de Humeto (fn. 47) constabulario; Willelmo de Curci dapifero; Alveredo de Sancto Martino; Hugone de Lacy. Apud Cadomum.|
|ABBEY OF ST. PIERRE-SUR-DIVE, FOR BENEDICTINE MONKS, IN THE DIOCESE OF SÉES.|
|[Original Documents in Archives of the Calvados. (fn. 48) ]|
(Original in archives.
Trans. Vol. III. fo.7.)
|578. Charter of Hubert Baldran giving, by consent of his wife Aeliz to God and St. Mary of St. Pierre-sur-Dive the church of Wlfricheston’ in frank almoin for ever, for the weal of his soul and [those] of all his friends, with all its tithes, privileges, and appurtenances, and two hides of land, quit of all secular dues and all [else], and privileges and rights of common within and without the vill, in plain and wood, meadow and pasture. Moreover, he gives and grants to the said abbey the church of St. Peter of Ledleford, with [its] tithes, privileges and appurtenances, [and] with one hide of land quit of everything. Rainald de Bailoul his lord and Amilia his wife have granted this; also Roger earl of Shrewsbury, (fn. 49) who granted and confirmed the gift, for Rainald and himself, in the hearing of many.|
(Original in archives. Seal of Eadmund archdeacon of Coventry. [Drawing.] Trans. Vol. III. fos. 8, (fn. 50) 433.)
|579. Charter of Sibyl,( (fn. 51) ) lady of Wilfricheston, ( (fn. 52) ) notifying that her father Hubert Baldram and his wife Adeliz, her mother, gave God and the monks of St. Pierre-sur-Dive the church of Wilfricheston, ( (fn. 52) ) with all liberties and dues, thereto belonging, in frank almoine for ever, and that she, their only child, succeeding them by hereditary right, granted this gift before her marriage, and [now] further confirms it and gives it validity, by placing the holy gospels with her own hand on the altar. She also grants, with the same validity, the land lying between the monks’ court and the brook running through the vill, which land Roger de Frevilla her husband and she have given to God and the monks, and the pasture of the whole vill( (fn. 53) ) for the monks’ use, that is for the use of their flocks and mares (jumentorum) and all moving things (se moventium) which are the property of the monks or their men.|
|His testibus: Eadmundo Coventrensi archidiacono, et Ricardo capellano ejusdem, et Ricardo de Gnousale ( (fn. 54) ), et Nicholao et Ricardo capellanis monachorum, et Osmundo ( (fn. 55) ) de Wilfrichestone, ( (fn. 52) ) et Johanne homine monachorum, et Ailwardo famulo monachorum, et Sara femina Rogeri de Lelesforde, cum multis aliis. Ego Ricardus gratia Dei Coventrensis episcopus prenominatam elemosinam confirmo etc. ….|
(Original in archives. Trans. Vol. III. fo. 430.)
|580. Charter of Robert de Ferrariis addressed to all his barons and men and all sons of the church, clerk and lay. He grants to St. Mary and the monks [of Tutbury] what Henry son of Sawalus has given them, namely, Neuton with all its appurtenances; and he grants them [leave] to make a trench (tranchea) in the moor of Utukesh[estra] to save their fields from being destroyed by excess of water (nimia aque sepe), and [? to take] the branches (rameam) off the willows and osiers overhanging the water, for the improvement of their damp fields.|
|Testibus (fn. 56) : R. capellano, et Radulfo de Seile, et R. de Piro dapifero, et Willemo Pantul, et G. de Calz, et Petro de Sandiac[ra], et Willelmo de Gf., et Ricardo de Ce'un, (fn. 57) et Willelmo filio Huberti, (fn. 58) et Gilberto de Sub[er]ia, et aliis pluribus.|
|Et huic dono accrevit Jurdanus rectus heres Henrici [filii] Sawali pratum de Mara, et tres acras fere de fractitio. Et, his testibus predictis.|
(Original in archives. Trans. Vol. III. fo. 427.)
|581. Charter of Robert the younger earl of Nottingham (comes junior de Notingaham) addressed to the bishop of Chester, all the faithful [sons] of the church, and all his barons, knights, and men, and all his friends, clerk and lay. He grants to his church of Totesbery, erected in honour of Mary the Virgin, all that his grandfather Henry, or his father's brother Engenulf, or his father Robert, or their wives, barons, knights and men had given or granted it, in vills, lands, tithes, rents, mills, pasture, woods, plain, meadow, fisheries, with all dues and liberties they have ever possessed or he himself, especially “od Tol, od Tem, od Soche, od Infangantuf,” so that the said church should never more be troubled in any of these matters, by complaints, threats, or plea. This grant was made in the time of William the Prior.|
|Testibus (fn. 56) : Alexandro Dapifero, et Willelmo filio Herberti, et Roberto de Bartona, et Roberto de Liveth, et Willelmo de Seile, et Rodulfo filio ejus, et Henrico Huse, et Philippo de Loheach, et Simone de Briechort, et Goyfrido filio ejus, et Ansculfo clerico, et multis aliis.|
(Original in archives.
Trans. Vol. III. fo. 428. Printed in Monast. Ang., but with only the first witness.)
|582. Charter of Robert the younger earl of Nottingham (junior comes de Nothingaham) dated 1141, granting and giving to the (huic) church of St. Mary of Totesberie the whole tithe of the monies arising from (de Novo Burgo) the new borough which his father caused to be increased, or which he has or may in future, namely the rents of houses in that town; and this he does for the weal of his soul and those of his father and mother, and most of all for the release of a marc of silver which Robert son of Walchelin de Raborna used to pay the church yearly from Hegentona after the death of Hatwis the earl's mother. It is therefore notified that he and the prior quitclaim (liberum acclamavimus) to Robert this marc of silver for ever. To the above gift the earl adds the whole parish of the new borough as of the old; which gift he offers on St. Mary's altar, by a knife, in the presence of the prior and the other monks and of these his barons: Alan de Lecca, Fulcher son of Sawal’, Robert de Duno, David de Stant[one], Ralf son of Sawal,’ Philip de Loheac, Ansculf the clerk, Henry Huse, and certain strangers, [namely] Hervey de Montemorenci, Hubert de Monte Canesil, Philip son of Eudo, and many others, witnesses on both sides. It is notified therefore (sic) that Ralf son of the huntsman has given the (huic) church two bovates in Holint[on], free of all service, for the souls of his wife and his predecessors.|
(Original in archives. Trans. Vol. III. fo 430.)
|583. Charter of William de Ferrariis addressed to Robert bishop of Lincoln and all the sons of the church of God, clerk and lay. He gives the churches of Stapeford and Wimundaham and Torp, with all their appurtenances, in alms for ever to St. Mary of Totesberia and the monks there serving God, for the weal of his soul and those of all his predecessors.|
|Testibus (fn. 59) : Domno Bernardo abbate Sancti Ebrulfi, et Symone clerico, et Willelmo Pantolf, et Roberto de Chaurches, et Radulfo fratre ejus, et Hamelino, et Goyfredo de Aspres, et Gylleborto de Snl’ aqua, et Roberto dapifero, et Henrico vinitore, et Samsone de Hoctona, et Herberto cognati Roberti dapiferi, et Pagano fabro, et filio ejus Hugone, et Henrico coc’ et fratre ejus Engenulfo, et Henrico de Denustona, et Richerio janitore, et Anschetillo et Michaele Colsueni cocci filiis, et Willelmo et Henrico filio ejus, et Willelmo filio Anserede et Walkelino fratre ipsius, et aliis quam pluribus.|
(Original in archives. Trans. Vol. III. fo. 431.)
|584. Charter of William earl Ferrars (de Ferrariis) addressed to all his men, French and English. He ratifies the gift by William de Ferrariis to the monastery of St. Mary of Tuttesberie and the monks there serving God, namely the churches of Stapleford and Wimundaham and Torp with all their appurtenances in lands, tithes, rents, offerings, and liberties. This gift made, in pious devotion, by William his kinsman and man, and authorised by the bishop of Lincoln, he confirms by his seal etc., prohibiting so far as in him lies, everyone from disturbing, diminishing, or infringing this pious work duly offered to God.|
|Predicto Willelmo de Ferrariis testante, et Willelmo de Brausa; Willelmo Gilfard; Willelmo Pantolf; R[oberto] de Ferrariis fratre comitis; R[oberto] de Ferrariis patruo (fn. 60) ejus; Thoma de Ferrariis; Willelmo filio Herberti; R[oberto] filio Walkelini; Thoma fratre ejus; Ricardo de Fifhid[e] dapifero; Roberto de Piru; R[adulfo] de Boschervilla; Henrico filio Fulconis; Philippo clerico; Henrico de Auchenvilla; Thoma fratre ejus, et Thoma sacerdot[e]; Waltero capellano filio Siwart; Waltero Ruffo.|
(Original in archives. Trans. Vol. III. fo. 428.)
|585. Charter of William earl Ferrars (de Ferrariis) addressed to the bishop of Chester, etc. Printed in Monast. Angl. III. 393, from the Cartulary, which gives no witnesses.|
|Testibus (fn. 61) : Roberto de Ferrariis fratre comitis, et Roberto et Henrico de Ferrariis ejus patruis, et Willelmo filio Huberti (fn. 62) dapifero, et Henrico Walchilini filio, et Thoma venatore; Thoma de Piru, Henrico filio Fulcherii; Thoma sacerdote; Henrico de Aukenvilla, Thoma de Aukenvilla capellanis (fn. 63); Waltero capellano; Waltero ibidem capellano; Johanne diacono; Archibaldo; Henrico fratre ejus; Michaele; Johanne filio Godefridi; Roberto de Brailesford; Nicholao magistro comitis; Gaufrido Hauselin; Galfrido camerario, et aliis pluribus.|
(Original in archives.
Seal broken. Trans. Vol. III. fo.3.)
|586. Charter of William earl Ferrars (de Ferrariis) addressed to all his men and friends, clerk and lay, French and English. He gives to God and St. Mary and the church of Tutesbury, and the monks there serving God a fishpool at Stamford and half a marc [of rent] from the mill on it, with the wood of Essardend, to be brought into cultivation, between the road leading to Stochilea and that which leads to Stamford, and between the fishpool stream (rivulus) and the ford and road leading to Stochilea, in frankalmoin for ever, for the weal of his soul and those of his wife and children and all his predecessors. He also confirms the exchange made by prior Fulc and the convent with Thomas de Piru, namely that the prior and convent should quitclaim to Thomas 10 shillings, which were due to them from Thomas for the land of Newnter, and that Thomas should quitclaim to them half a marc [of rent] due to him from the above mill, on condition that Thomas paid them annually twelve pence in recognition for the land of Newnter, which land, after his death, was to belong to the prior and convent free from any claim by the heirs of Thomas.|
|His testibus: Henrico de Auchervilla, Thoma de Auchervilla, Henrico filio Fucherii capellanis comitis, et Waltero et presb’ Thoma capellanis monachorum; Philippo clerico; Willelmo filio Herberti dapifero; Roberto filio Walchelini; Henrico filio Walchelini, et Petro filio Walchelini; Hamfredo de Tocheto; Roberto de Brailesford, cum pluribus aliis.|
(Original in archives.
Trans. Vol. III. fo. 434.)
|587. Charter of Richard bishop of Coventry notifying that at the prayer of the worshipful Alvred, abbot of St. Pierre-sur-Dive and the convent he confirms to his dear sons the lepers of Bretford’ the grant made in charity by the said abbot and convent, namely that the lepers should have a chaplain of their own in their first (prima) chapel at Bretford’ saving in all things the parochial rights of the mother church of Wlvrich[eston]. He also confirms to them the tithes of their milk and the herbs from their gardens, allowed to them in pity by the said abbot and convent, as their charter testifies. And for these grants and privileges the said lepers are to pay two shillings annually.|
|Testibus: Ranulfo abbate de Buldewas (fn. 64); N[icholao] archidiacono Coventrensi; magistro R. de Haia; magistro Willelmo de Torentona; Andrea Giffard; Gilleberto P. camerario; Rogero de Busch’ wall’; Osberto de Camera, et multis aliis.|
(Original in archives. Trans. III. fo. 433.)
|588. Charter of Henry de Toke addressed to all his men and his friends, present and future. He grants to the church of St. Mary of Tutesbery two burgages in the town of Tutesbery, which Awise his mother gave it, adjoining the house of Robert Gernun, in frankalmoin; and he gives it a messuage (mesuagium), with curtilage, which Matildis the widow held in Ansedl[ega] for the soul of his wife and his own, and those of his children and predecessors, to be held in frankalmoin for ever of him and his heirs.|
|His testibus: R[icardo] abbate de Burt[ona (fn. 65) ]; magistro R. de Rolvestona; magistro Guidone de Hamb[ury?]; Johanne filio God’, et multis aliis.|
(Original in archives. Trans. Vol. III. fo. 433.)
|589. Charter of William de Ferrariis, earl of Derby, notifying that for the weal of his soul, and those of Agnes his wife and of all his predecessors and his heirs he confirms to God and St. Mary of Tutesbery and the monks there serving God the gifts made to them by his predecessors and their barons and men, especially the churches of Torp and Wimundham and of Estapleford and Easton with all their appurtenances.|
|Hiis testibus: Thoma fratre meo; Johanne capellano; W[?illeimo] de Rideware; Herberto de Merula; Rogero de Rideware; Gaufrido clerico; Hugone de Mell'eborna; Thoma de Ernesore et aliis pluribus.|
|ABBEY OF ST. ANDRÉ-EN-GOUFFERN, FOR CISTERCIAN MONKS, IN THE DIOCESE OF SÉES.|
|[Original Documents in Archives of the Calvados and of La Manche; Cartulary.]|
(Cartulary, fo. 18d.)
|590. Charter of Henry I. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all his officers of Normandy. William Tanetin and Robert de Bretevilla his lord have, in his presence, given and granted to St. Mary of Vi[g]naz and the abbot and monks of the order of Savigni there dwelling three fields (culturas) which William held, etc.…. This he confirms by his royal authority (regia auctoritate et a Deo mihi collata potestate) etc.|
|T[estibus]: Nigello episcopo Elyensi, et Roberto de Sigillo, et Rogero th[esaur]ario, et Ricardo de Bellafago, et Ricardo filio comitis Glocestrie, et Roberto archidiacono Exon[iensi] capellanis meis, et Roberto de Curci, et Hugone Bigoto, et Gaufrido filio Pagani. Et hoc (sic) apud Cadomum. Anno incarnationis Dominice MoCoXXX. quinto.|
(Cartulary, fo. 19.)
|591. Charter of the empress Mathildis, daughter of the king of the English (Angl’) addressed to Richard the vicomte and all her lieges of Argentan. She gives and grants to Robert Loricarius in inheritance, for himself and his heirs, a messuage (mansuram terre) in the street of Caen (vico Cadumensi) free from watches etc. so that if impleaded for that land he need not reply.|
|Testibus: Reginaldo fratre meo, et Guid[one] de Sableio, et Alexandro de Bohon.|
(Cartulary, fo. 18d.)
|592. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all his officers of Normandy. He confirms the above charter of the empress, and grants whatever has been given by William count of Ponthieu, and John his son and his other barons and lieges of Normandy. And he directs that all their corrody and demesne substance is to be free of dues etc.…|
|T[estibus] domina Imperatrix (sic), et Philippo Baiocensi, et Arnulfo Lexoviensi, et Rotrodo Ebroicensi, et Henrico (fn. 66) Abrincensi episcopis, et Willelmo Cum[in], et Willelmo de Helione. Apud Rothomagum.|
(Archives of the Calvados.
Trans. Vol. II. fo. 29. Cartulary, fo. 18.)
|593. Charter of the empress Mathildis, daughter of king Henry, addressed to all etc. of Argentan and all Normandy. For the souls of her father king Henry and of her husband count Geoffrey of Anjou, and for her weal and that of her son Henry duke of the Normans and of her other sons, she gives the monks of St. Andrew of Gouffern, near Falaise, 46 shillings and 6 pence in money of the Roumois (Romesinorum (fn. 67) ), which used to be paid annually from the granary (granaria (fn. 68) ) of Montgaroult (Mons Guarulfi), on their own land to the vicomté of Argentan, that sum is henceforth to be applied to their own uses, nor is any demand to be made on them for its payment.|
|Testibus: Huberto de Vall[ibus (fn. 69) ]; Willehno de Heliun (fn. 70); Herberto clerico; Hugone medico; Rogero capellano. Apud Rothomagum.|
|Portions of seal in red wax on tag of green silk.|
(Archives of the Calvados. Trans. Vol. II. fo. 30.)
|594. Charter of Henry II. giving to St. Mary of Gouffern and Drogo Anselem its founder and all the brethren there serving God from his revenue from Argentan 10 pounds every year, and the same from his forest of Gouffern etc. … and the land of St. Leonard of Gouffern which his mother the empress bought from the monks of St. Pierresur-Dive, as their charter testifies.|
|Testibus: Thoma cancellario; Maness[ero] Biset dapifero; et Richardo de Lucy, et Roberto de Donstanvilla, et Stephano de Bellocampo. Apud Argentonum.|
|1154, 26 Aug.
(Original in archives of Manche. Trans. Vol. II. fo. 33.)
|595. Charter of John count of Eu (Augensis) granting and restoring to Roger de Molbraio the whole fief which his father held from the count's father at Bazoches (Basece) and, further, giving him those 20 pounds to which the count was entitled and used to receive from Roger's father for that fief. In consideration of this, Roger has given the count a charger (dextrarium) and 60 pounds of Anjou.|
|Tes[tibus (fn. 71) ]: Roberto de Sancto Petro; Henrico Hose; Guidone de Boveincurt; Fretello de Sancto Hylario; Roberto de Gillemercurt; Hugone de Gurnaio; Galeranno vicecomite Lexoviensi; Roberto de Buzi; Olivero de Auge et Savarino fratre ejus; Roberto de Crevecort; Henrico de Rumera; Radulfo de Meholdini, et Willelmo fratre ejus. Anno ab incarnatione Domini MoCoLoIIIIo vij. kal. Septembris duce Normannorum Henrico.|
(Original in archives of Manche, sealed. Trans. Vol. II. fo. 34.
Cartulary, fo. 23.)
|596. Charter of Roger de Mobraio and Nigel his son addressed generally. They grant to the monks of St. Andrew of Gouffern quittance [of dues] on all their property, when buying, selling, or traversing their land in England or Normandy. They do this for the weal of their souls and those of their relatives, and they enjoin on their posterity to ratify what they have done, and threaten with their wrath anyone who troubles the monks therein.|
|Testibus: Roberto capellano; Ricardo Bateri; Radulfo de Belveer; Radulfo de Meisheldin, et Guillelmo fratre suo. Apud Basochas fuit factum breve.|
(Original in D'Anisy's collection. Trans. Vol. II. fo. 31.)
|597. Charter of William Pantulf of Samella, his wife Burga, and his three sons William, Roger, and Philip, granting to the abbey of St. Andrew the land of Samella, to hold for ever free of all secular rent and service etc.…. for the weal of their souls. William makes this grant in chapter of the monks and places it on the altar by a book.|
|Testes sunt: Willelmus Bastardus filius meus; Robertus Grenullun; Radulfus clericus; Robertus Moschet. Anno incarnationis Dominice MoCoLXoVIo.|
(Original in D'Anisy's collection. Trans. Vol.II. fo. 31.)
|598. Charter of Robert de Montfort, notifying that Robert de Bretteville and Roger son of Guarin, his son-in-law, have given the abbey of St. Mary and St. Andrew of Gouffern the land of Gilbert the priest etc.…. He, therefore, grants that whatever the abbey was holding there, of his fee, in the year 1168 shall belong to it in alms for ever. This he does at the prayer of the above Robert and Roger, saving the king's service, which will be performed by the donors of the endowment.|
|Hii testes: Savarius; Radulfus filius Savarii; Willelmus de Bruecort; Galfridus de Asneriis; Hugo Bigot; Ricardus de Boneboz; Ricardus Caperun; Rogerus Boismoret, et alii.|
(Original in archives of Manche.
Trans. Vol. II. fo. 34.)
|599. Charter of Nigel de Molbraio addressed to the bishop of Coutances and to all his men, French and English. He gives the abbot and all the convent of St. Andrew [of Gouffern] the whole tithe of his mills at Molbraium and Beslon and Belmaisnil and the tithe of the pannage of his park, in alms for ever, for the souls of his father and mother and for his weal.|
|Testes: Radulfus clericus; Willelmus Malerba; Radulfus de Belveer; Willelmus de Alenchun; Willelmus de Torignei; Albericus de Alenchun; Radulfus Bufart, et alii.|
(Original [almost illegible] in archives of the Calvados.
Trans. Vol. II. fo. 30.)
|600. Charter of Henry II. granting to the abbey of St. Andrew of Gouffern and the monks there serving God all that William count of Ponthieu (Pontivi) its founder and others have given it.|
|Testibus: Henrico episcopo Baiocensi; Frogero episcopo Sagiensi; Guillelmo de Curci; Gaufrido de Lucy; Johanne de Solineio. (fn. 72) Apud Argentonum.|
|Seal injured, on parchment tag.|
(Archives of Manche. Trans. Vol. II. fo. 35.)
|601. Letter of John, son of William count of Ponthieu (Pontivi) addressed to Richard I. the seneschal of Normandy and all other officers of the king. Hearing that R. de Caisneseque seeks to have a recognition of such investiture and seizin as his brother Tostin de Perdita Villa had of certain land held of the writer by Roger Corbet, in the vill of Croceium, as his own lawful heritage, he notifies that Tostin, by inheritance from whom the land is claimed, held nothing therein but the custody of the land for a few days as Roger's servant (famulus). [He knows this] because no one could possess, or put another in possession of that land, which is under his lordship, without his license.|
|1190, 15 Jan.
(Cartulary, fo. 19.)
|602. Charter of Richard I. addressed generally. He gives quittance of pannage in his forest of Gouffern by Argentan to the abbey of St. Andrew of Gouffern and the brethren there, for their demesne swine, with quittance of pasture [dues] for all their animals.|
|T[estibus]: B[artholomeo] Turonensi archiepiscopo; H[erberto] Redonensi, M[auritio] Nannetensi, W[illelmo] Pictavensi episcopis; fratre Milone elemosinario nostro. Datum per manum Johannis de Alencon vicecancellarii nostri. Apud Andegavum xv. die Januarii anno primo regni nostri.|
|(Original in archives of Manche.
Trans. Vol. II. fo. 44.)
|603. Inspeximus by Henry [V.] at Rouen, April 3, 1420, of the following:—|
|1190, 6 April.||Charter of Richard I. confirming to St. Mary of Gouffern and all the brethren there serving God, in alms for ever, lands etc. [in Normandy], and further granting them the whole revenue from all the foresters (bigrorum) his father had [in the forest of Gouffern] etc. also ten pounds yearly from his revenues at Argentan, and the same from his forest of Gouffern, etc.…. and, of the gift of William de Mandeville, earl of Essex, the houses of Blancfosse, etc.…. and of the gift of Ala de Sauchevilla sister of Robert de Dana 10 shillings which Roger del Clos was bound to pay her annually at the fair (nundinas) of Montmartin; and the church of St. Mary del Repos and 14 acres of land given by Fulc de Aunou, who also gave the tithe of his mill at Aunou [and] twenty shillings of Anjou at Chaumont, annually on the first Sunday in Lent.|
|Testibus: Bartolomeo Turonensi archiepiscopo A[lienora] regina Anglie; Hugone Dunelm[ensi (fn. 73) ], Hugone Constanciensi, He[r]berto Sarisberiensi, (fn. 74) Lisiardo Sagiensi, episcopis; Guillelmo Marescallo; Guillelmo filio Adelini (fn. 75); Guillelmo de Sancte Marie Ecclesia, decano. Data per manum Johannis de Alencon Lexoviensis archidiaconi vicecancellarii nostri sexta die Aprilis, apud Argenthomum, anno primo regni nostri.|
|1190, [?] 1 Oct.
(Original in archives of Calvados.
Parchment tag for seal.)
|604. Notification by John, son of William count of Ponthieu that Robert Corbet has let (locavit) to the monks of St. Andrew for 20 years all his demesne at Croceium and all the men who held of him, etc.…. the condition being that the monks pay him 10 pounds of rent yearly for that land [that is] 30 pounds every three years, etc.… At the end of 20 years Robert is to have his land. The term begins in the year 1191, that is, in the second year after (in quo) Richard king of the English was crowned, on St. Remy's day, etc.…|
|Testibus: Gervasio capellano meo; Willelmo de Seran; Roberto de Nuilleio; Roberto de Gaurenda; Roberto de Logis; Gaufrido de Berceio; et pluribus aliis.|
(Original in D'Anisy's collection. Trans. Vol. II. fo. 43. Cartulary, fo. 14.)
|605. Charter of Robert son of count John [of Ponthieu] notifying that Hernulf de Ponte has in his presence, abjured to the monks two acres of land, etc.… and all those dues which he had presumed to claim from them on the strength of a certain forged (false) charter which he had made [for use] against them. This charter William son of Ralf seneschal of Normandy, looked at with his own eyes and found to be wholly false. And the monks delivered Hernulf out of the hands of the king's justices and from that danger of death which he feared for forging that charter.|
|Testibus his: Roberto de Nuilleio; Garino de Nuilleio; Odone Cotinel; Hugone et Roberto (fn. 76) de Arablis; Radulfo Bufart; Gervasio capellano, et aliis pluribus.|
(Original in archives of Manche.
Trans. Vol. II. fo. 36.)
|606. Notification that John son of William de Vado, and Adam his brother have given the monks of St. Andrew [of Gouffern] the presentation to the church of Fresnay-la-mere, and whatever they had in fee of the whole tithe of Fresnay, saving the service of Gilo de Baillol their lord.|
|Hoc autem concesserunt coram Justic[iariis] domini Ricardi regis Anglie ad Scaquarium Sancti Michaelis, anno secundo postquam dominus rex Ricardus et Phillipus rex Francie perrexerunt in Jerusalem. Teste Willelmo filio Radulfi senescallo Normannie.|
(Archives of Manche.
Trans. Vol. II. fo. 40.)
|607. Charter of Robert, earl of Leicester, giving to the monks of St. Andrew of Gouffern the land of Mesmontous, entire, with all its appurtenances, which they held by gift of his father earl Robert and his mother Petronilla and by that of Ralf de Sancto Hylario and William his brother, and Thomas their nephew (nepos) heirs of that land, as was found (recognitum) by the oath of many lawful knights of that province and as the boundary marks were placed round that endowment; also, in alms for ever, free transit, coming and going for all their stock, through his said wood from their house in the forest of Gouffern. He also grants them the gift by Mathew de Belmes, and William his brother, and Ralf son of Mathew, of two [out of three] tithe sheaves at Belmes of the fee of Grentemaisnil.|
|Testibus his: Domino Rogero episcopo Sancti Andree de Scotia; Gilleberto de Minieris; Johanne de Alba-via; Gaufrido de Herupa; Radulfo de Sancta Maria: Willelmo meo capellano; Hernulfo de Maena; Johanne de Hosa; Andrea de Occagnes, et aliis multis.|
(Original in archives of Manche.
Trans. Vol. II. fo. 36.)
|608. Charter of Gundred (Gondrea) lady of La Ferté Macé (de Feritate), giving to the monks of St. Andrew of Gouffern sixty shillings [in money] of Le Mans to be taken annually from the rents of her précôté and mills at Berlou which rents at Berlou her son William de Feritate gave her in exchange, at Caen at the king's Exchequer, in the time of Richard king of England and William son of Ralf seneschal of Normandy, she having given him for it Hauleorde which Fulc Pagnel gave her in free marriage. Out of those sixty shillings the monks are to have, annually, a pittance of bread, wine and fish, on Michaelmas day, so long as she lives, and after her death, on the date of her anniversary.|
|ABBEY OF ST. JEAN DE FALAISE, FOR PREMONSTRATENSIAN CANONS, IN THE DIOCESE OF SÉES.|
|[Original Documents in Archives of the Calvados.]|
Trans. Vol. II. fo. 3.)
|609. Charter of Henry I. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all his officers and lieges of England and Normandy. He gives the hospital of Falaise and the brethren, clerk and lay, there serving, for the remission of his sins and the weal of his parents’ souls, his mill at Falaise, which Goinfrid constructed and a piece of land in the fair field (in campo ferie). And he confirms to it all the land and houses and ovens (furnos) and gold and silver and rents and everything else which Goinfrid granted it in England and Normandy and in the town of Falaise, and everything given or to be given lawfully; and Robertson and heir of Goinfrid has granted, in his presence, all his father's gifts He has taken under his own protection the hospital and brethren and all belonging to it, and frees it from all toll and passage, money and dues, etc. etc. for ever, throughout his kingdom of England and duchy (ducatum (fn. 77) ) of Normandy. [All] this is confirmed by the letters of his worshipful father pope Innocent.|
|Testibus: Rogero episcopo Saresberiensi; H[enrico] episcopo Wintoniensi; Alexandro episcopo Lincolnensi; G[aufrido] cancellario; Roberto de Sigillo, et R[oberto] comite Glocestrie filio meo, et W[illelmo] comite Warenne, et Hugone Bigot dapifero, et Umfrido de Buhun dapifero, et R[oberto (fn. 78) ] de Curci dapifero, et G[aufrido] filio Pag[ani (fn. 79) ], et M[ilone] Glocestric, et P[agano] filio Johannis, et R[icardo] Basset, et A[lberico] de [Ver. (fn. 80) ] Apud Marendonam. Anno ab incarnatione Dominice millesimo centesimo tricesimo secundo.|
Trans. Vol. II. fo. 4.)
|610. Charter of Henry I. [as king of the English and duke of the Normans] addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all his officers and lieges. He [as king of the English and of Normandy] gives for the weal of the souls of his father and mother, his relatives (parentes) and his sons and for the remission of his sins and the [good] estate and safety of his realm, to the church of St. John the Baptist and the hospital of Falaise, founded by Goinfrid, and the clerks there serving God, according to the rule of the blessed Augustine, for their use and that of Christ's poor, whom they may receive there, the mill etc. [as in the preceding charter].|
|Collaudata quoque omnium subscriptorum consilio. T[estibus (fn. 81) ]: Rogerio episcopo Saresb[iriensi], et Henrico episcopo Wintoniensi, et Alexandro episcopo Lincolnensi, et Johanne episcopo, Sagii (sic), et Adel[ulfo] episcopo Carlolensi; Algaro episcopo Const[ancie] (sic); Safr[edo] episcopo Cicestrensi; Eudone abbate Cadom[ensi]; Gaufrido Cancellario; Roberto de Sigillo; Roberto comite Glocestrie filio meo, et Willelmo comite Warenne, et Roberto comite Legrecestrie; H[enrico] episcopo (fn. 82) Augensi; Hugone Bigoto; R[oberto] de Curci, et Umfrido de Buhum, et R[oberto] de Ver, et M[ilone] Glocestrie, et G[aufrido] filio Pagani, et Pag[ano (fn. 83) ] filio Johannis, et A[lberico] de Ver, et Ric[ardo] Basset, et Hamone de Falesia, et Henrico de Pom[eria], et Willelmo Glastonie. Apud Wintoniam, (fn. 84) anno ab incarnatione dominica MoCoXXX. tercio. In Christo consummata feliciter.|
D'Anisy's collection. (fn. 85) Trans. Vol. II. fo. 7.)
|611. Charter of Stephen addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all his officers and lieges of Normandy, notifying that Robert son of Goinfrid has allowed St. John and his canons of Falaise to hold definitely (finaliter) in alms all that his father Goinfrid had given them in his lifetime. And this he has done for 35 marcs of silver which he has received for it. And for further security he has pledged his faith (affidavit), to the king, by consent of his heirs that he would keep to this [agreement], in the presence of John bishop of Lisieux.|
|T[estibus] (fn. 86) eodem Johanne episcopo Lexoviensi, et R[ogero] cancellario, R[oberto] de Corci; Vig’ (fn. 87) de Sai; et R[?icardo] de Falcanvilla, et Erneis Multone, et Gervasio Cornet, et Willelmo Francigena, et Vitale filio Amerland, et fratribus suis. Apud Falesiam.|
D'Anisy's collection. (fn. 85)
Trans. Vol. II. fo. 6.)
|612. Charter of Henry, duke of the Normans (fn. 88) addressed to all in Normandy, confirming the grants to the hospital of Falaise in the charters of Henry I.|
|Teste (sic) Willelmo cancellario, Alexandro de Bo[hu]n; Roberto de Curci; Guy de Sable; Jordano Tesson (fn. 89); W[illelmo] marescallo; Radulfo de Pomeria. Data (fn. 90). apud Falesiam.|
D'Anisy's collection. (fn. 85)
Trans. Vol. II. fo. 7.)
|613. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all in England and Normandy. He gives and confirms (ut supra) to the hospital of Falaise his mills at Falaise, which were Goinfrid's, and the fair land and whatever they need in his wood of Gufern, at Argentan, for firing and building, and a fair yearly at Michaelmas, with [the] passage [money], to begin three days before, and close three days after the feast, like his fair on the feast of St. Gervase, free [from payment] both within and without his castle of Falaise, both coming and going, and the chapel of Vilers and the land, given them by Hugh de Merlaio and William de Grentmesnil and other prudhommes of that vill; and the land given by Roger de Monbraio and Philip de Basochiis and Fulk his brother, and the church of Couvrigny, and the land given by Ernesius Aries and William his son, and the lands and houses of William Broldus, “fratris nostri,” and his wife at Falaise and Condeum, and the land given them by William de Maigneio. And he confirms the gifts of Goinfrid (ut supra) and takes his brethren (fratres meos) of the hospital under his protection, etc.|
|Collaudata omnium subscriptorum consilio. Testibus Philippo episcopo Baiocensi; Ernulfo episcopo Lexoviensi; Girardo episcopo Sagiensi; Rotro (sic) episcopo Ebroicensi; Thoma cancellario; Ricardo constabulario; Guarino filio Giroldi; Manessier Biset; Roberto de Novo Burgo; Ricardo de Luceio; Henrico [de] Pomeria; Willelmo Patric; Roberto de Curceio; Willelmo de Augiervilla. Apud Falesiam. Anno ab incarnatione dominica MoCoLVIIo. In Christo consummata feliciter.|
|1200, 18 July.
D'Anisy's collection. (fn. 91)
Trans. Vol. II. fo. 9.)
|614. Charter of John addressed generally. For the weal of his soul and those of his father and mother, his predecessors and successors, and for the [good] estate and safety of his realm, he confirms all the gifts in the above charters and those of Richard Giffard, Hamo de Cumeaus, Alvred son of Bernard and his sisters, Beatrice de Rivers, Theobald de Mulines, Hugh de Raveton, Nigel de Monbray, William de Curcy, Fulk de Basoch’, Ralf de Pomeria, and Jethlan (Jethlani) his son, all in Normandy.|
|Hiis testibus: Eustachio Eliensi episcopo; Willelmo Mariscallo comite de Pembroc; Petro de Pratellis; Warino de Glapiun; Willelmo de Stagno. Datum per manum Henrici Cantuar[iensis (fn. 92) ] (sic) archiepiscopi (sic), apud Aurivall[um] xviij. die Julii, anno regni nostri primo.|
|MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: CALVADOS.|
|[Cartulaire de Normandie in Public Library of Rouen.]|
|1158, 2 Nov.
Normandic, fo. 33.)
|615. Bull of pope Adrian IV. addressed to Guy abbot of St. Sever in Valle Viri and his brethren of the monastery, present and future. He confirms to them …. in England, Hetham (fn. 93) with its appurtenances, the churches of Grahan, Raduella, Brenetebi, (fn. 94) Halton, Waltintone, Takalege, with their tithes and appurtenant land, four hides of land at Hengestrie, the church of Lifiden, with its tithes and land, the tithe of Bladecumba, of Fillefort, of Fissentona, and of Bicentona; the church of Culuutune with its tithes and land; in Baru the land of one villein (rusticus) and the church with its land; the tithe of Farlestorp; in Walbruna the land of two villeins and the tithe; in Kelinges the land of one, and the tithe; in Carlentuna the tithe; in Lingeilande the land of one, and the tithe; in Frameldena, the same; in Clistune the land of one and the third [tithe] sheaf of the earl's demesne, and of other tithes (sic) the whole tithe; in Rapenduna, likewise, the tithe of all deerskins (coriis cervorum); the tithe of Caslesbi; the tithe of one plough[land] at Suabi; the tithe of Testelesbi; half the tithe of Wella, the tithe of Lecceburne, of Hesdresham, of Totele, of Brocesbi, of Holtuna, and of Prestewald; the tithes of William braconarius, of Pontius, of Ernelius, of Arnulf, of Hubert, and of Wicard. Those tithes which they enjoy in the parishes of other churches and have enjoyed in peace and undisturbed for forty years, he allows to them. No diocesan bishop shall have power to forbid divine service in their church except when the whole land is under interdict or for other manifest cause etc. etc.|
|Datum Laterani per manum Roland[i] sancte Romane ecclesie presbiteri cardinalis et cancellarii iiij. Non. Novembris, Indict[ione] vij. incarnationis Dominice anno MoCoLoVIIIo, pontificatus vero domini Adriani pape IV. anno IIIIo. (fn. 95)|
(Original in archives
of the Calvados. (fn. 96)
Trans. Vol. II.
|616. Charter of Henry, by the grace of God, duke of the Normans [and] count of the Angevins, addressed to all his officers. He grants to the monks of Fontenay (Fontenetum) freedom from all dues as well in Normandy as in Anjou and England (sic), throughout his dominions on all their property. Ten pounds penalty for infraction.|
|Testibus hiis: cancellario Ricardo (sic); Jordane Taxone; Roberto filio Ernesii; Radulfo de Pomeria; Ricardo de Haia; Engelgero (fn. 97) de Bohun. Apud Argentonum.|
fos. 49, 59.
|617. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He confirms to Hugh de Laci and his heirs the donation of Robert count of Mellent, namely the whole honour of Le Pin (Pinus), [details specified] to be held of him and his heirs by the service of two knights, according to his charter. Hugh is to hold as Robert de Pinu and Odard and Walter held. For this donation Hugh has given William 200 pounds of Anjou.|
|Testibus hiis: Roberto de Queti etc. (sic). Apud Nonancuriam.|
Normandie, fo. 43.
|618. Charter of Walter de Lacey notifying that he has given to Durand de Pinu for his services to his father, his brother, and himself, the whole of his land of Montornium, with all its appurtenances to be held for ever, by hereditary right, from him and his heirs by Durand and his heirs, for which gift Durand has done homage to him, and has acquitted him of ten pounds rent in money of Angers which he enjoyed by the gift of Hugh de Lacey his father, at Hoesville in a certain mill and in tenants (hominibus) who were his sworn men thereof (inde sui jurati).|
|Hiis vero testibus: domino Willelmo electo domini regis Anglie cancellario, et pluribus aliis.|
Normandie, fo. 11.)
|619. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He gives to Geoffrey his goldsmith, of Caen, his stall at Caen where fish and bread is sold in front of the church of St. Peter de Darnestal, to be held by him and his heirs of the king and his heirs for the annual rent of 60 shillings of Anjou to be paid at the Michaelmas exchequer, with all the privileges belonging to that stall.|
|T[estibus]: Willelmo filio Radulfi senescallo Normannie; Gilleberto filio Renfridi; Hamone pincerna; Johanne filio Luc[e]; Waltero filio Turstini; Petro Saraceno. Apud Cesarisburgum.|
Normandie, fo. 54b.
|620. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all his lieges of Normandy. Geoffrey son of Mabel, in the king's presence and by his permission, has given to Hamo pincerna, the king's serjeant, his daughter Agnes to wife, with all his inheritance in land and money, and with all his right in purchases and rightful acquisitions and all else, of whosesoever fee they be, except what Geoffrey had previously given to his elder daughters as marriage portion (in maritagium). He [the king] grants to Hamo and his heirs by the said Agnes all these things. They are therefore to hold as Geoffrey himself or any of his ancestors held.|
|Testibus hiis: Henrico episcopo Baiocensi, etc. Apud Burum.|
|1200, 7 Feb.
Normandie. Trans. 185.)
|621. Charter of John for Hamo pincerna. Printed in Rot. Cart., p. 36a.|