Seine Inférieure: Part 2

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

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Part 2

[Charters in Archives of the Seine Inférieure. Cartulary in Public Library of Rouen, Y. 51.]
(Vidimus in archives.
Trans. 9.)
113. Charter [professedly] (fn. 1) of William I. notifying that his grandfather Count Richard gave the church of St. Gervase with all its appurtenances at Rouen, for the weal of his own and his parents’ souls, to John then abbot of Fécamp, to be for all time a hospice for him and his monks, which gift the king confirms. Infringement of it to involve forfeiture of a hundred pounds of gold.
Signa—Willermi Anglorum regis et ducis Normannorum, domini Roberti archiepiscopi; Gingolor archiepiscopi; domini Johannis abbatis; Gradulfi abbatis; Ranerii abbatis; Durandi abbatis; Valerani (fn. 2) comitis; Ingelrani comitis; Nigelli; Osberti; Guilberti comitis; Ricardi vicecomitis; Gozelini vicecomitis.
(Cartulary, fo. 82.)
114. [Notification that] a plea was held at Ala Chocha a manor of William of Eu (Dou) concerning William de Braiose and the property of the abbey of the Holy Trinity [of Fécamp], king William holding the plea on a Sunday, [sitting] from morning till eve. It was there settled and agreed as to the wood of Hamode that it should be divided through the middle, both the wood and the land in which the villeins had dwelt and which belongs to the wood; and by the king's command a hedge (hagia) was made through the middle, and the abbey and William had their respective shares. As to St. Cuthman's rights of burial (sepultura) it was decreed that they should remain unimpaired, and by the king's command the bodies which had been buried at William's church were dug up (defossa) by William's own men, and transferred to St. Cuthman's church for lawful burial, and Herbert the dean restored the money (denarios) he had received for burial, for wakes (wacis), for tolling the bells (signis sonatis) and all dues for the dead, swearing, by a relative in his place, that he had not received more. As to the abbey's land which William had taken for his park, it was adjudged that the park should be destroyed, and it was destroyed. So with the warren he had made on the abbey's land. As to the toll he took at his bridge from the abbey's men, it was adjudged that it should not be given, as it was never given in the time of king Edward; and, by the king's command, what had been taken in toll was restored, the tollman swearing that he had not received more. As to the ships which ascend [the river] to the port of St. Cuthman (Steyning) it was adjudged that they should be quit for twopence, ascending and descending, unless they should make another market at William's castle. The road he had made on the abbey's land was ordered to be destroyed, and was destroyed. The ditch he had made to bring water to the castle was ordered to be filled up, and this was done. As to the marsh, it was decreed that it should be the abbey's (quietum) up to the hill and the saltpits. The eighteen gardens were adjudged to the abbey. The weekly toll was adjudged to the saint (St. Cuthman), saving William's half. For all this William placed his gage (dedit cadium) in the king's hand as being at his mercy.
Hii barones viderunt hanc finem: filii regis, Willelmus et Henricus: archiepiscopi Lanfrancus et Thomas; Willelmus Dunelmensis, Walchelinus Wintoniensis, (sic) et multi alii.
(Original in possession of M. Deville.
Trans. 3. [Partial facsimile.]
Cartulary, fo. 7d. (fn. 3)
115. Charter of William, dated 1085. He confirms to the abbey of Fécamp king Edward's gift of Steyning (Estaninges) with its appurtenances; [and] for his own part gives it gladly for the weal of king Edward's soul, and of his own and those of Maud his wife and of his sons, with its rights and dues, sac and soc. And if the abbey did not hold that manor in the time of king Edward, yet he gives it, with all that the abbey held in Steyning in his own time. Moreover he gives and grants to the abbey the manor of Bury (Beriminstre)—for which he offered a trial and justice to abbot William and his monks, and which manor remained his (fn. 4) —in consideration of their claim against him for their possessions in Hastings in the time of king Edward; on the terms that if that manor is worth more than the rents they had lost at Hastings, he nevertheless grants them all that manor, with its appurtenances, rights, and dues, sac and soc; while if it is not worth so much he will give compensation to the abbey for that amount.
[Signa] Willelmi regis Anglor[um]; Willelmi comitis filii ejus; Lanfranci archiepiscopi; Alani comitis; Roberti comitis de Mellent; Hugonis de Monteforth; Baldwini de Essecestre; Hugonis de Grentemesnil.
(Original [chyrograph] in archives.
Trans. 4.)
116. Determination of the suit between Gulbert de Alfait and the abbey of Fécamp, in the presence, and by the precept, of William king of the English and prince of the Normans. Gulbert has quit—claimed to the abbey certain lands (in Normandy), for which William abbot of Fécamp has given him ten pounds and certain rights. He is to serve the abbey in its pleas, at Fécamp or at Rouen, whenever summoned by the abbot or the brethren.
Ex parte regis fuerunt judices et testes: abbas Sancti Ebrulfi; abbas Sancti Petri Dive; Rogerius pincerna; Hugo de Portu; Wido Oillei; Ricardus de Corcei; Gaufridus Martellus. Ex parte Sancte Trinitatis: Landbertus Sancti Sedani; Willelmus dens durus; Willelmus maleconductus; Rodbertus Maleth; Ivelinus de Amundivilla; Rodbertus Bortville; Berardus Salvalonis filius; Audoenus camerarius; Hugo filius ejus; Gaufridus de Sedana; Willelmus filius Theoderici. Ex parte Gulberti, Bernardus de Novomercato; Vigerius filius Ursonis; Radulfus filius Odonis; Ricuardus de Torcei et Eustachius frater ejus; Bernardus de Belnai; Willelmus de Tornebu; Baldricus; Nicholas; Ernulfus de Villaines; Radulfus filius Anseredi; Rannulfus vicecomes; Rodbertus filius Ascelini.
[1088, 7 July.]
(Cartulary, fo. 14d.)
117. Charter of Robert duke of Normandy, dated July 7, 1088. He restores to the abbey of Fécamp and William its abbot, the lands of which it has been deprived (specified) including the land of the burgesses of Fécamp which his father had, in wrath, taken from the abbey before the day of his death. These lands he restores free from exaction and all lay dues, by the advice and assent (nutu) of Henry his brother and other his nobles, who sign the charter.
[Signa] Henrici comitis, Roberti comitis et aliorum.
Afterwards, Robert de Moritania, son of William de Bec, rose against him and the abbot of Fécamp, and raised a castle in the very land he held of the abbey, and withheld the services due from that land. The duke, with the help of God and his lieges, not only conquered him, but destroyed and burnt his castle, and gave the land to Goher. The abbot, of whose fee was the land, hearing this, besought the duke, saying that the land was ancient demesne of the saint, and that the duke had restored it with the other lands of the church when he was about to cross (transire debui) to England. Finding this to be true, and wishing the saint to enjoy his own, the duke came to Fécamp and restored that land with all else specified in [the] other charter, and made the gift by [placing] a stick (hoc lignum) in the abbot's hands, and sealed both the charters. And this he has done lest anyone in future should say that this land was not of the saint's demesne and that the duke had not restored it to the abbey.
[Signa]: Roberti; Radulfi comitis. Ad hoc barones mei testes fuerunt Goherius; Robertus de Donestanvilla; Radulfus de Grainvilla, et multi alii.
1103, 13 Jan.
(Original in archives.
Cartulary, fo. 58.
Trans. 19.)
118. Settlement of the dispute between William, abbot of Fécamp and Philip de Braiose in the presence of king Henry and Maud his wife. (Printed in Monasticon Anglicanum, VI. 1083, from Cart. Ant., S. 4.)
[? 1103.]
(Cartulary, fo. 16.)
119. Writ [? of Henry I.] addressed to Ranulf bishop of Durham, H[amo] dapifer and Urso de Abetot. The Holy Trinity of Fécamp, its abbot and monks, are to enjoy all their rights and the dues of the castle of Estaningis and of Bedingis and their parish [both] the living and the dead, and the offering and the tithe as they proved their right to all these in his father's court and in his own, against the monks of St. Florent, Saumur and against Philip son of William de Braiosa. And whatever the said monks took thereof is to be restored to them. They are to send Hugh de Bocheland to execute this justice, and are to see that the king hears no complaint for want of right therein.
Teste comite de Mellent, apud Lindeboram.
(Cartulary, fos. 55d. and 56 [the latter, here styled B., has variants noted below].)
120. [Notification that] in the year 1203 (MoCCo et IIIo) Manasses Arsic renewed his charter which he had previously given (fecerat) to the abbey of Fécamp, of his substance, before the lord William the third abbot, and the monks and their men, November 3 (iijonon. Novembris) at Coges and there then granted his house of Choges to make a priory (ecclesia) and the church of that vill with its land, and land for two ploughs, and wood for firing and for all the needs of the monks and his vert (viridarium). At Felinghefort he gave the church of the vill, with its land, and all the tithe, and two mills and two carucates of land. At Solvinton (fn. 5) two [out of three] sheaves of the tithe of his demesne; at Nosted two [out of three] sheaves of his “loredium” (sic); at Malpstegam (fn. 6) two [out of three] sheaves of the tithe; at Donested, (fn. 7) at Scapaium, from Cumbe, from Suendon, from Cressenton, (fn. 8) and from Willecote the same; at Teuta whatever he had; in Lindesium, two [out of three tithe] sheaves from Tostes, from Ousberia, (fn. 9) and from Felingheham. (fn. 10) He also gave the tithes of all his revenues (denarii), of the foals of his mares, of calves, of sheep, of cheeses, of wool, and the tithes of all his substance and of all his men of the said vills. And he gave fifty acres of meadow at Choges, (fn. 11) and granted the meadow of William de Willecote. All this he gave with the consent of his wife and sons. (fn. 12)
Testes horum ex parte Sancte Trinitatis; Willermus malus conductus; Ingerannus; Radulfus filius Anschetilli, et alii. Ex parte Manasse: Willelmus de Becco; Robertus de Condedo; Robertus de Bundavilla, et Serlo de Hadunna.
In the year after this 1107 (fn. 13) (MoCoVIIo), Manasses Arsic and his wife came to Fécamp and gave the abbey the church of Solviton (fn. 14) and the whole tithe of the vill, and the land of William the priest there. (fn. 15)
1110, 5 July.
(Cartulary, fo. 16.)
121. Fragment apparently belonging to some charter not otherwise noticed:—
Hec omnia Henricus gratia dei rex Anglorum et princeps Normannorum concedo et crucis Christi caractere confirmo ac sigilli mei impressione corroboro. Ad hoc fuerunt barones: Robertus episcopus Lincolie; Regnaldus (sic) (fn. 16) cancellarius, et multi alii. Hoc actum est apud Stanfort iijo Non. Julii MoCoXo anno ab incarnatione domini. (fn. 17)
(Original in archives.
Trans. 38.
fo. 15d. [first two witnesses only].)
122. Charter of Henry I. addressed generally. The tithes of his forest of Fécamp which his huntsmen were wrongly withholding, on his [beasts of the] chase, from Roger abbot of Fécamp and his proctors have been adjudged to him in the presence of the king and his barons. Henceforth, therefore, the abbey of Fécamp is to enjoy all the tithes of his forest of Fécamp in [beasts of] the chase and all else. And, for the weal of his own and his predecessor's souls, the king grants, with all the tithes, all the churches which shall be built in his said forest, and their offerings, should any churches be built there; and, as the abbey is wholly founded on his own and his predecessors’ patrimony, he grants that it shall henceforth hold these and all possessions without disturbance or diminution by secular justice as part of his demesne fisc.
Testibus: Hugone archiepiscopo Rothomagensi; Audino episcopo Ebroicensi; Johanne Lexoviensi, Johanne Sagiensi [episcopis]; Roberto de sigillo, (fn. 18) Nigello nepote episcopi; R[oberto] comite Gloecestrie; W[illelmo] comite Warenne; W[aleranno] comite de Metl[ent]; B[riennio] filio comitis; R[oberto] de Haia, H[ugone] Bigot; W[illelmo] Martel; Ricardo filio Ursi; Willelmo Malgd’; Willelmo de Hastingis; Anselmo de Frehelvilla; Gaufrido de Culvervilla (fn. 19); W. de sancto Martino; G. de Sancto Ligerio. Apud Rothomagum.
(Original in archives.
Trans. 40.
Cartulary of Fécamp [first witness only]
fo. 4d.) (fn. 20)
123. Charter of Henry I. addressed generally. He and the abbot of Fécamp and Henry count of Eu have made a fine and concord concerning the claim of toll for stalls (trusselle) and the pontage of Winchelsea (Winchenesel), (fn. 21) which the count claimed against the abbot, as follows: He (the king) and the count will have half the toll for stalls and the pontage and the abbot the other half; and this division shall apply to all ships which put in there, with the sole exception of ships belonging to men resident in Hastings (Hastengis), which may be driven to put in there by storms. All the other dues of the vill are to be enjoyed by the abbot. The king, the abbot and convent, and the count have made this concord and fine in the presence and hearing of the following:—
Hugonis archiepiscopi Rothomagensis; Audini episcopi Ebroicensis, Johannis [episcopi] Lexoviensis; Johannis [episcopi] Sagiensis; Roberti de sigillo (fn. 22); Nigelli nepotis episcopi; R[oberti] comitis Gloecestrie; W[illelmi] comitis Warenne; W[aleranni] comitis de Metl[ent]; B[riennii] filii comitis; R[oberti] de Haia; H[ugonis] Bigot; W[illelmi] Martel[li]; Ricardi filii Ursi; Willelmi Malcuind’; Willelmi de Hastingis, et Anselmi de Frehelvilla, et Gaufridi de Calv[er]villa; W. de Sancto Martino; G. de Sancto Ligerio. Apud Rothomagum.
[paulo ante
(Original in archives.
Trans. 53.
Cartulary, fo. 20d.
[first two witnesses
124. Charter of Henry I. addressed generally. He notifies that, by his permission and consent, Roger, abbot of Fécamp (de Fiscanno) and his chapter have made an exchange with Nigel son of William, nephew (nepos) of Robert earl of Gloucester, his son: namely, Nigel has granted to the abbot and chapter all the land, horses, and rents at Fécamp held by his grandfather, his father, and himself, and has quit-claimed them to the abbot and chapter for their own support, for ever, together with all the land he held at Boleram (fn. 23) (? Beaurain) or within the leucate of Fécamp. For this, the abbot and chapter have given and granted him all their land, tenants, and rents at Laleham (Lelham) on the terms that Nigel and his heirs shall be the abbot's tenants and liegemen (fideles) for that land of Laleham as they had been for the land of Fécamp. This the king grants and confirms.
Testibus his subscriptis: Rogero episcopo Salesberie; Gaufrido cancellario; Nigello nepote episcopi Salesberie; Rogero capellano meo, nepote abbatis Fiscanni; Roberto comite Gloecestrie filio meo; Roberto de Ver conestabulo; Briencio filio comitis; Willelmo de Ponte Archarum; Willelmo Martello; Ricardo filio Ursi; Roberto Ghernet; Gaufrido de Maisnillo; Engelramno dapifero abbatis; Simone de Curci; Willelmo palefrido; Osberto Octodenar[io]; Roberto Lamartra. (fn. 24)
(Cartulary, fo. 34.)
125. Charter of Henry abbot of Fécamp and the whole convent. They release to their men of Rie and their heirs for ever ledtschet, childwite feld, and the due on the sale of houses, on condition that, for this release, the men of Rie shall render to the abbey of Fécamp and the abbot every year two mares (marchas) and a half assigned in fixed rents in the town of Rie. If the rents are in default, the men in common shall make the payment, or the abbey and abbot shall revert to the above dues. The men who have been present have made oath to the abbot and will make those who are not present swear, for themselves and their heirs, when they return. And they will swear that they will cause the abbot to have his shares (saras) and all other his rights so far as they can, and will suffer no one dwelling in the town to fish unless he shall give shares as follows. From all fishing, whoever is engaged in it, these shares shall be rendered: from all ships of 26 oars they shall give two and a half shares; from ships of 22 or 20, two; from ships of 18 or 16, one and a half; from ships of 14 or 12 or 10, one; and from all with fewer oars a whole share, however few may row in them,— except those called heccheres, which shall pay as follows: If eight men row in them, or 9, or 10, or 11, or 12, one share. If there be fewer than 8, they shall give half a one, however few they be.
Testibus hiis: Johanne priore, Roberto panetario, et multis aliis.
(Cartulary, fo. 13.)
126. Charter of Geoffrey duke of Normandy and Henry his son addressed to H[ugh] the archbishop and all their officers of Normandy. They grant to Henry abbot of Fécamp and the abbey all its dues and privileges, in churches, lands, waters, ports, woods, pleas, and all else, according to Richard's charter, and in tithes. Count Richard's penalty will be enforced for infringement.
Testibus: Philippo episcopo Baioc[ensi]; Ricardo episcopo Abrinc[ensi] et aliis. Data carta ista apud Rothomagum.
(Original in archives.
Trans. 119.)
127. Writ of Henry, duke of Normandy and Aquitaine and count of Anjou, addressed to all those who till land in the forest of Fécamp. It has been determined (consideratum) in his court that the abbot of Fécamp, should receive tithe from the land of the forest of Fécamp, as he has had previously from pannage and from beasts (feris). They are therefore to pay it him in full, and should they not, Robert de Novoburgo is to make them do so.
Teste Arnulfo episcopo Lexoviensi apud Rothomagum.
(Original in archives.
Trans. 321.)
128. Letter of Theobald archbishop of Canterbury, primate of England, legate of the apostolic see, to Henry abbot of Fécamp. He has constantly received complaints from the brethren of the monastery, which is under the special protection of the Holy Roman Church, that Henry has scattered and damaged the possessions of the monastery, over which he ought jealously to watch, by granting them to robbers and plunderers, during the war that they have suffered from, to the loss of the said brethren. As legate, it is his duty to support a monastery thus dependent on the Holy Roman Church. He therefore enjoins on Henry, by his apostolical and his own authority, to revoke, with anxious care, the [grants of] goods and possessions of the monastery which he has unjustifiably made. As to those who, by his grant or by their own usurpation, have laid hands on the monastery's possessions, from the death of the illustrious king Henry [I.] down to these times in which [the] Holy Church seems to breathe again, they are to abandon them to the monastery, wherever they may be, or he will do justice on them.
(Original in archives. Trans. 121. Cartulary [no witnesses], fo. 4.)
129. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He confirms, for the weal of his soul and his predecessors, to his kinsman Henry abbot of Fécamp and the church of Fécamp all the lands in England which king William his predecessor granted it, namely, Staninges and Bereministra with all appurtenances, dues, liberties, and quittances as witnessed by king William's charter. They are to hold free from all subjection and domination by barons, princes, and all others, and undisturbed by any secular or judicial authority, as possessing Crown demesne (fiscum dominicum). And as he has carefully inspected the charters of king William and his other predecessors, he again insists that the monks of Fécamp and their men are not to answer [any plea] concerning any holding of theirs or anything else except before him or his chief justice, and are to enjoy all their other rights.
Testibus: Philippo Baiocensi episcopo; Hernulfo Lexoviensi episcopo; Ricardo episcopo Londoniensi; Willelmo fratre regis; Thoma cancellario; Ricardo de Humeto constabulario; Guarino filio Ger[oldi] cam[erario]; Mana[ssero] Biset dapifero; Roberto de Novoburgo; R[oberto] de Dunestanvilla; Joc[elino] de Baillol; Nicolao de Stutevilla. Apud Westmonasterium.
(Original in archives. Trans. 107. Cartulary [no witnesses], fo. 3d.)
130. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He grants to Henry abbot of Fécamp, his kinsman, and to the church of Fécamp all its possessions and rights in England and Normandy as the charter of Richard duke of the Normans, his predecessor, and the charters of king Edward, king William, and his grandfather king Henry witness and confirm. Should anyone infringe its rights he will renew the fine appointed by count Richard [of Normandy], namely 100 pounds of gold.
Testibus: Arnulfo Lexoviensi, Philippo Baiocensi, et Ricardo Lundonensi, episcopis; Willelmo fratre regis; Thoma cancellario; Ricardo de Humeto; Garino filio Geroldi; Manasses Biset; Rodberto de Novoburgo; Rodberto de Dunstanvilla; Jocelino de Baill[olio]; Nicholao de Stutevilla. Apud Westmonasterium.
(Original in archives. Trans. 120. Cartulary, fo. 8.)
131. Writ of Henry II. addressed to his justices and bailiffs of Normandy and J[ohn] count of Eu (Augi) and earl Walter Giffard. The church of Fécamp is to be seised without delay of all the land [specified] which Nicolas de Cruel gave it on the day when he joined (se reddidit ad) it, as he was seised of it on that day, and as the abbot and monks can prove their right to it by the abbot of Bordesleia and by William Malnevod and by their other witnesses. They are to hold all that land saving his right and that of the lords of that land, And unless this is done, his lady and mother the Empress will cause it to be done.
Teste War[ino] filio Ger[oldi] cam[erario], apud Niweham, per Willelmum de Haia.
(Cartulary, fo. 7.)
132. Charter of Henry II addressed to all his officers of Normandy. He confirms to Henry abbot of Fécamp and the abbey the port of Fécamp, as he [the abbot] proved his right to it (disracionavit) in the court of his [the king's] father and afterwards in his [the king's] court before Philip bishop of Bayeux and Robert de Novo Burgo at Rouen, against the burgesses of Fécamp who claimed [the] dues in that port as against him.
T[estibus]: T[oma] cancellario; Roberto de Nove Burgo, et multis aliis.
(Cartulary, fo. 6.)
133. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all his officers of Normandy. He grants that all who shall come to the judgment court (judicium) of the Holy Trinity of Fécamp from Palm Sunday to the close of Pentecost shall enjoy his peace and guardianship, that they may go and return securely throughout his land, of whatever land they be, unless they are fugitive from his land for murder or theft or any other crime.
T[estibus] Rotrodo Ebroicensi episcopo; Raginaldo de Sancto Valerico; Ricardo de Luci; Ricardo de Humeto, constabulario; Godardo de Wallibus. Per manum Stephani capellani, apud Lexovium.
(Cartulary, fo. 5.)
134. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all his officers of Normandy. For the weal of his soul and those of his relatives and for the honour of the counts (sic) Richard his predecessors, he gives certain lands [in Normandy, specified] to the abbey of Fécamp and abbot Henry his kinsman, as recognition was made [of the boundaries] before his justice by the oaths of his foresters and other his lawful men.
T[estibus]: Henrico car[dinale]; R[otrodo] Ebr[oicensi], Arn[ulfo] Lex[oviensi], P[hilippo] Baio[censi], A[chardo] Abrinc[ensi] episcopis; Raginaldo de Sancto Walerico, et multis aliis.
(Inspeximus in
Trans. 122.)
135. Charter of Henry II. to the abbey of Fécamp. See Cartæ Antiquæ. S. 2. (Public Record Office.)
(Cartulary, fo. 10.)
136. Charter of Robert count of Medlent. In accordance with the faith and devotion of his predecessors, namely, his father Waleran and others, he gives Henry abbot of Fécamp and the whole convent and their successors free passage for their ships and boats, through all his land, when carrying their own property, quit of all dues appertaining to his fief at Meulan (Medlent), namely, and Mantes (Medonta), because the abbey has always enjoyed, and ought to enjoy this privilege. He prays therefore his lord the king of the French and all those who see this charter, not to let the abbey's ships or boats be vexed in any way for toll or due within his fief.
Test[ibus] Henrico rege regeis Henrici filio; Willermo lemarescal; Symone de Marisco, et multis aliis.
[? 1174, June.]
(Cartulary, fo. 15d.)
137. Writ of Henry II. addressed to his justices of Normandy. He directs that as it is found (recognitum) that he ought to have one packhorse for the army from the men of the merchant Gild of Fécamp, with all its equipment and belongings, and that the said (ipsi) men ought to have their marketing (mercaturam) by land and by sea, especially in mackerel (makerello), this is to be observed, as it is found, and [as it is] written on his roll.
Test Osberto de camera, apud Bonam villam super Tolcham.
1180, 24 April.
fo. 34 bis d.)
138. Notification by Sanson abbot of St. Ouen, Rouen, and [the] prior of St. Lo (Sancti Laudi) that the dispute between their worshipful brother [Henry], abbot of Fécamp and Symon the priest concerning the church of Estrutart, referred to them by pope L[ucius] III. has been thus settled in the presence of Henry king of England and themselves. Symon has renounced all claim against the abbot to any right in that church and has sworn to vex the abbey no longer in the matter. And the abbot of Fécamp, in pity of his poverty and in consideration of his toil and expense in thrice journeying to the pope (Romanum pontificem), has given him, at the king's entreaty, 10 pounds of Anjou, in pity, and has assigned him 15 pounds of that money in his mills of Witeflo on the sea, to be received annually, until a church of the same value or more, up to 20 or 30 pounds, belonging to the church of Fécamp shall fall vacant, which shall be assigned, at his will, to the said clerk. If the mills are destroyed or fall in value, the 15 pounds are to be assigned to him in some other suitable place. The millers are to give sworn security for the annual payment of the 15 pounds, 5 pounds every four months.
Hoc autem actum est apud Rothomagum anno…… MoCoLXXXo mense Aprilis in crastino festi Sancti Georgii, presentibus illustrissimo [rege] Anglorum Henrico, Johanne Ebroicensi episcopo, et multis aliis.
(Cartulary, fo. 7.)
139. Charter of Henry II. corresponding precisely with No. 43 [Rouen cartulary, fo. 65].
T[estibus]: H[ugone] Dunhelmensi episcopo; Roberto filio Willelmi archidiacono Notingeh[ami], et aliis multis.
(Cartulary, 81d.)
140. Notification that an agreement was made at Rouen before William son of Ralf, senescal of Normandy, and Robert de IIairecurt between Henry abbot of Fécamp and Helyas son of Bernard by which Helyas grants the abbot easement of his pasture at Suntinges and of the water of his well and of the purpresture which the abbot's shepherd (bercarius) made on Helyas, for the men and the flocks of the abbot and his men, as he had previous granted for a term of years (aliquot annos) for 10 marcs which the abbot has lent (accomodavit) him. For this grant the abbot has quit claimed the 10 marcs previously lent to Helyas, and has lent him another 10 for five years from Easter 1186, on condition that at the end of the five years Helyas, or his heir, shall repay that sum, or, if he does not, the abbot or abbey shall enjoy that easement from year to year until the money is repaid. And if Helyas repays it at the end of the term, he shall receive the easement.
Testibus hiis: Radulfo filio Bernardi; Johanne Haringot; Henrico de Sechevilla, et aliis multis.
[1195, 28 Jan.]
fo. 33 bis.)
141. Notification by A[lgar] abbot of Faveresham and G[eoffrey] prior of Christchurch, Canterbury, that the dispute between the prior and monks of Cog[es] and Helto parson of the church of Mapeldurescamp concerning certain tithes, namely two [out of three tithe] sheaves of the demesne of William de Ciretune, which he holds in the vill of Mapeldurescamp of the fee of Alexander Arsic—has been argued before them by command of the pope, and thus settled: Helto has admitted before them that those tithes belong to the Priory (ecclesiæ) of Cog[es] and has surrendered them into their hands. They, by the pope's authority, have restored them to the prior of Coges. And the prior, at their entreaty has granted them to Helto for life, to be held of the priory for an annual pension of two shillings, to be paid at Tunestalle, within the octave of Michaelmas, to the prior of Coges or his assignee. Helto has pledged his faith, in their presence, to the prior and monks, for so holding the tithes.
Hiis testibus; Ricardo priore de Favresham; Roberto cantore Cant[uarensi], et multis aliis. In ecclesia Sancti Johannis Baptiste de Bleno die tercio post festum conversionis sancti Pauli proximum post adventum Ricardi regis de Alemannia in Anglia.
1195, 8 April.
(Original in archives.
Trans. 493.
Cartulary, fo. 57.)
142. Notification that a certain concord was made at Estaninges between the abbot of Fécamp (Fiscannensis) and John de Tresgoz, concerning certain disputes between them as follows:—
In the year 1164, in the reign of the glorious king of the English, Henry the second, this concord was made by direction of the king and by the advice of friends on both sides. The abbot and convent of Fécamp claimed a quarter of the wood called Dureshurst, in land, and trees, and pannage, and pasture, and all rents and profits issuing from that wood or land; they also claimed half the wood of Perregate, and part of the wood of Brunnesburi of which the said John was depriving the abbey. And John claimed a part of the holding which was held by Norman a villein of the abbot. John recognised the right of the abbey to a quarter of the wood and land of Dureshurst, to be held by the king in chief freely and peaceably, so that he was not to take a tree or anything in that wood without the view and assent of the abbot's servant, while the abbot was to have one tree, when John had three [but] not without the view of John's servants. The abbot and convent were to hold freely half the wood of Perregate, and the tenement of Norman was to be theirs without dispute, as bounded by Norman's ditch. John was to enjoy freely that part of the wood of Brunnesburi which the abbot claimed against him. That this might hold good, John pledged his faith (affidavit) in good faith, and Hemeric de Cuella did the same on behalf of the abbot; and to make this [agreement] more stable and lasting, John became a brother of the abbey, and the abbot gave him fifteen marcs of silver of the abbey's charity.
Ex parte abbatis, testes sunt: Radulfus ct Ricardus et Hubertus monachi; magister Durandus (fn. 25); Alvredus; Paganus clericus; Philippus filius Gervasii; Johannes presbiter; Robertus Salvagius; Willelmus de Lancinges; Hemericus de Cuella; Ricardus de Hamelehurst; Robertus de Lithe. Ex parte vero Johannis, Anfridus (de) Feringes; Simon Comes; Hugo Buci; Simon de Hanvelde.
But, afterwards, on abbot Henry dying, and Ralf de Argenciis succeeding him as abbot of Fécamp, and John de Tresgoz dying and being succeeded by his son John, a dispute arose between abbot Ralf and John, son of John, because the latter was depriving the abbey, against his father's charter, of its rights in Dureshurst. Thereupon the abbot and convent claimed their former rights there. John, admitting the truth of their claim, and constrained by the king's orders and his friends’ advice, restored to the abbey what he had wrongfully taken, his men pledging their faith. And that all dispute between the abbey and John and his heirs might be set at rest for ever, abbot Ralf and the convent, and John, with the assent and by the wish of his brothers Henry and Thomas and his other friends, had Dureshurst divided into four quarters, so that the quarter adjoining Tuddestrode remained to be held for ever of the king by the abbot and monks of Fécamp, and the other three by John; and John quit-claimed to the abbot and monks for ever all the right that he and his heirs might have in that quarter. John de Tresgoz and Philip his uncle have pledged their faith to the faithful observance of this agreement; and so have Peter de Gatewike and William de Sceldune on the part of the abbot. And, for this confirmation, abbot Ralf and the convent have given John a hundred shillings sterling of the abbey's charity, by Michael its monk and proctor.
That this confirmation may be permanent John de Tresgoz declares that with the assent and by the wish of his brothers Henry and Thomas and other his friends, he has put his seal to it and invokes the wrath of Almighty God on anyone who may impugn it.
Testes horum ex parte abbatis: Michael de Argenciis monachus; Petrus de Gatewike; Thomas filius ejus (fn. 26); Robertus Salvagius; Willelmus de Eccled’; Philippus de Belewe; Robertus de Leies; Philippus de Cuelle; Adam de Brunnesburi; Johannes de Wikeolte; Alardus et Ricardus de Weslibartune; Mauritio de Bi're; Willelmo de Litha; Hunfrido et Hugone de Argenciis. Ex parte Johannis: Henricus et Thomas fratres sui; Philippus de Tresgoz; Alard Fleming; Simon Comes; Willelmus de Wistenestune; Walterus de Tresgoz; Albredus de Coham, et Johannes filius suus; Adam Farcurteis; Baldewinus de Perham, et alii multi. Hoc autem factum est apud Sorham anno secundo post reditum regis Ricardi de Alemannia, vi. idus Aprilis.
(Original in archives. Trans. 373. Cartulary, fo. 32 bis d.)
143. Notification by A[lgar] abbot of Faveresham and G[eoffrey] prior of Christchurch [Canterbury] that the dispute between the abbot and monks of Coges and Jordan de Ros, concerning two-thirds of all the tithes of the demesne of Geoffrey de Ros which he holds in the vill of Fervingeham, of the fee of Alexander Arsic, has, by command of the pope, been thus settled before them. Jordan has admitted (recognovit) those tithes to be the right of the church of Cogges, while the prior has granted them to Jordan to be held of the church of Cogges for his life, at the annual pension of two shillings to be paid the prior or his assignee at Tuenstalle within the octaves of Michaelmas. In consideration of this grant, Jordan has done fealty to the prior and church of Cogges for these tithes, in their presence.
Testibus: Moyse quondam priore de Coventry; Johanne de Cantuaria (fn. 27); Andrea capellano prioris de Cantuaria; Thoma de Garewike; Roberto de Lees; Thoma de Nadegar[io]; magistro Helia de Rie; Magistro Waltero de Kilendone; Ricardo de Cogg[es]; Ricardo de … et multis aliis, in ecclesia beati Johannis Baptiste de Bleno, die lune proxima post dominicam qua cantatur …, post mortem Hugonis pie memorie Dunelmensis episcopi.
[? 1197.]
(Cartulary, fo. 26d.)
144. Notification by G[ilbert] bishop of Rochester, W[illiam] abbot of Westminster, and W[alter] abbot of Waltham that they have received the pope's mandate as follows:—
1197, 1 June. Mandate of pope Celestine [III.] addressed to the above. The abbot and convent of Fécamp have complained that William de Marinis having obtained the church of Ria, through the abbey of Fécamp, pledging his oath to pay an annual pension of 13 marcs, refuses to pay that pension, in despite of his oath. If this is so, they are to compel William to pay the pension and are to punish him canonically for his breach of faith, yet giving heed whether this pension has been increased or newly appointed since the Lateran council.
Datum Laterani kal. Junii pontificatus nostri anno sexto. (fn. 28)
On Michael prior of Cogos (sic) appearing before them, on behalf of the abbey, and William de Marinis, the dispute was thus amicably settled: William has promised, pledging his faith, to pay the pension annually to the abbey of Fécamp for the church of Ria; and on the other hand six marcs shall be paid to him annually, according to his charter. Whatever is mutually claimed for arrears has been amicably released before them.
(Original in archives.
Trans. 358.
Cartulary, fo. 33 bis.)
145. Notification by W[illiam] abbot of Thame, S[imon] prior of St. Fritheswidis, and C[lement] prior of Osnnai that they have received a papal mandate thus worded:—
[1197, 5 June.] [Pope] Celestine sends greeting and apostolical benediction to his dear sons, the abbot of Thame and the priors of St. Fritheswidis and of Osenai in the diocese of Lincoln. He learns from his dear sons the abbot and convent of Fécamp that Laurence parson of Brede (vrede) and James son of Alard, strive wrongfully to detain the tithes of Wlfledemareis and of Winchenesel, in the diocese of Chichester, rightfully belonging to the monastery of Fécamp, on the ground of a certain charter, alleged to be forged, granting those tithes. Unwilling that the monastery should on this ground, suffer the loss of its right, he enjoins on their discretion, if the case be so, to compel the said Laurence and James to restore those tithes, with the increase arising from them in the meanwhile, granting no appeal. And if they can be convicted as to the charter, they are to be canonically punished, and no letters obtained from the apostolic see prejudicial to truth and justice. Let one [of the three] see to this, if they cannot all be present.
Datum Laterani nonas Junii pontificatus nostri anno sexto. (fn. 28)
To ensure permanence for their decision, by the authority of the Pope, in the above case, they execute and seal this rescript. Having at length secured the presence of the parties, and the abbot and monks having stated their case, their adversaries, Laurence and James, showed no ground for rejecting it, but contumaciously withdrew. The abbot and monks’ witnesses were then admitted, and a day appointed for producing witnesses, a second time, by citations addressed to both the parties. On the day arriving, the abbot and monks produced their witnesses a second time, but Laurence and James persisted obstinately in their contumacy. Out of kindness to them, in their absence, a third day was named, and they were summoned. On their renewed contumacy, publication of the sentence was still deferred, in equity rather than justice, and to convict them of malice, and yet another day appointed. On that day, when, neither in person nor by anyone else, did they appear, their contumacy being sufficiently established, they [the commissioners] at the entreaty of the abbot and monks, despatched to Laurence and James, depositions proving the case of the abbot and monks, with their summons. Laurence appeared in person on the appointed day, the contumacy of James was proved, and no ground being shown for suspending sentence, possession of the said tithes was adjudged to the abbot and monks, the question of property (proprietas) being reserved; and although it was sufficiently established that the increase arising from them, in the meantime, amounted to 30 marcs, yet in mercy (mitius agentes) it was taxed (per taxacionem) at 20, to which Laurence and James were condemned.
fo. 32 bis d.)
146. Notification by R[obert] abbot of Eynesham, E. prior of Oseneie, (fn. 29) and William sub-prior of St. Frideswide's that they have received the pope's mandate as follows:—
1202, 21 Nov. Mandate of pope Innocent [III.] addressed to the above. The abbot and convent of Fécamp have complained that though they have peacefully, for some time, enjoyed the tithes of certain wastes (moris) in the vill of Brede and had appealed to the apostolic see against their being wronged therein, Laurence, a clerk of the diocese of Chichester, after appeal so made, had wrongfully despoiled them of the said tithes, which he withholds. They are to summon witnesses, and to settle the dispute canonically, allowing no appeal. Witnesses refusing to appear are to be compelled by ecclesiastical penalties to give their testimony. Two of them to form a quorum.
Datum Laterani xj. kal. Dec. pontificatus nostri anno v.
On Michael the monk appearing before them as proctor of the abbey of Fécamp, and Laurence rector of the church of Brede, the dispute was settled thus: Laurence admitted all the tithes of the wastes and marshes of Brede to be the right of the church of Fécamp, and surrendered the said tithes into their hands, and they by the pope's authority, restored them to the abbey by its proctor. And the abbot and convent, of their charity and at the instance of friends, have allowed Laurence to hold these tithes from the church of Fécamp, for an annual pension of eighteen pence, so long as he lives, or until he becomes a monk (ad religionem se transtulerit) and after his death or admission to a religious house, the abbey shall receive those tithes. Laurence has done fealty for these tithes to the abbey before them, and has sworn that he will make no further claim against the church.
Hec autem transactio facta est anno MoCCoIIIo apud Oson[?efordiam] in ecclesia Sancte Marie die martis proximo ante festum Sancti Lamberti, hiis testibus: T. monacho; magistro Martino de Oxon[ia], et multis aliis.
[? 1204.]
(Cartulary, fo. 31 bis d.)
147. Notification by R[obert] abbot of Einesham and J. abbot of Bruer[ne] (fn. 30) and E. prior of Oseneie (fn. 30) that they have received the pope's mandate as follows:—
1203, 5 Nov. Mandate of pope Innocent [III.] addressed to the above. His dear sons the abbot and convent of Fècamp have complained to him that W. de Eglendon and John de Strotefeld, laymen of the diocese of Chichester, wrong them in the matter of certain tithes belonging to their monastery, &c.
Datum Agnag[nie]. Non. Novembris pontificatus nostri anno sexto.
They summoned John de Strotefeld to appear before them and answer the charge of withholding the tithes of Strotefeldel. In their presence and in that of the proctors of the monks, he formally admitted that the tithes belonged to the abbey of Fécamp, and swore that he would pay them to it in future in full.
(Cartulary, fo. 39 bis.)
148. Notification by Simon the priest and the brethren and sisters of the hospital of St. Bartholomew, Rye (Ria) that they have received from Ralf abbot of Fècamp and the whole convent the houses and chapel of the said hospital with their appurtenances and half a virgate of land in perpetual alms, saving the rents, services, and aids due from that land to the abbey, for which chapel they are to pay annually, as a pension, two shillings sterling at Christmas, providing always that on Simon's death, or his becoming a monk, the abbot and convent are to appoint another priest, from their fraternity (collegio) or from another, if necessary, with the advice of the prudhommes of the town, saving the right of the abbey and of the mother church. If Simon and the brethren can obtain from the king a fair (nundinas) at Ria, the abbey shall receive the toll of the whole town and port while it lasts, and they will share with the abbey [the profits of] the fair on their ground. Simon and the brethren have sworn to observe this agreement strictly, and they append their seal and that of the barons of Ria.
Testibus Vincentio de Ria; Nigasio; Girrardo de Luvesham, et multis aliis.
(Cartulary, fo. 34d.)
149. Charter of Ralf abbot of Fècamp, confirming the above charter, and releasing to the men of Rye the custom called aletal for 120 marcs which they paid to the abbey of Fècamp.
Testibus hiis: Gaufrido de Cruce, et aliis.
(Cartulary, fo. 35d.)
150. Charter of Ralf, abbot of Fècamp, granting to William son of Herbert and Reginald his son and their heirs the mill by the church of Staninges with an acre of land for making a conduit (aque ductum) and a pool and a place for making sluices and the mill croft, at fee farm, for forty-five shillings a year, eleven shillings and three pence each quarter. And he shall grind the wheat of the monk who is bailiff of the abbey of Fécamp in England at Staninges without toll.
Teste universitate capituli nostri.
[N. D.]
(Cartulary, fo. 81d.)
151. Charter of John de Gestlinges confirming to the abbey of Fécamp all the tithes of five lands called “perjurate,” which are near Winchenesel to the east of Rye, for which land he has done homage and fealty to the abbot and abbey. He and his heirs are bound to pay twelve pence a year for them.
Hiis testibus: Radulfo de Ikelesham; Girardo de Leuelesham; Elya de Ria; Willermo de Genesinges, et multis aliis.
[Original Documents in Archives of the Seine Inférieure. Great Cartulary (fn. 31) and Little Cartulary of the Abbey in same Archives.]
(Ancient copy in
Trans. 12.)
152. Charter (fn. 32) of William I. confirming to the abbey of Jumièges all its possessions, and the charters of his predecessors. He restores a wood which Roger de Montgomeri had taken from it, and confirms its acquisitions during his reign, among the benefactors named being Hugh bishop of Bayeux, William count of Arques, William de Saccavilla, Richard count of Evreux, Rodulf de Torniaco, Richard [de Clare] son of count Gilbert, and Girard son of Anscharius.
[Ante. 1083.]
Trans. 11.)
153. Charter of William I. to the abbey of Jumièges (Gemmeticensis) confirming the gift by Rainald his chaplain, of the land and gardens which he held at Bayeux (Baiocis) of himself. The abbey is to hold it as free of all dues as did Rainald and his predecessor Stephen. He does this because Rainald has become a monk there.
Testimonio Mathildis mee conjugis regine, et Mauricii cancellarii, et Willelmi de Bello fago, et Willelmi fratris ipsius Rainaldi, et Odonis et Henrici capellanorum regine.
(Original, sealed,
in archives.
Trans. 213.)
154. Inspeximus by Edward I. May 21, 1283, of the following charters to the abbey of Jumièges:—
[1078–1085.] Charter of William I. addressed to O[smond] bishop [of Salisbury] and E[dward] sheriff of W[ilts] and W[illiam] Hosatis (sic) and all his lieges French and English. He has granted to the abbey of Jumièges, for the benefit of his soul and Mathildis his wife's, the church of Winteburnestok and the church of Cuntune, with all dues, as held by Odo the chaplain and his predecessor in the days of king Edward. If anything has been subtracted, it is to be restored.
[1101–1106.] Charter of Henry I. addressed to Anselm archbishop of Canterbury, William bishop of Winchester, Henry de Portu the sheriff, and all his lieges of Hampshire. He grants to the abbey of Jumièges Haringeia and all its appurtenances, with all privileges. No one is to encroach on this [benefaction].
Teste Roberto comite de Mellent, et Henrico comite de Warwic et Roberto filio Ham[onis], et Ricardo de Retviers, et Roberto filio Anschetilli. Apud Wincestr[i]am in pascha.
[1155.] Charter of Henry II. addressed to his justices and sheriffs of Southamptonshire. He grants free-warren to the abbot of Jumièges in his land of Hayling as in the time of Henry I. No one, without his permission, is to hunt or take the hare under penalty.
Teste Roberto de Dunest (fn. 33) [anvilla], apud Brug[iam] in obsidione.
[Circ. 1155.] Charter of Henry II. addressed to his justices and officers throughout England. They are to hand over to the abbot and monks of Jumièges all their fugitives and neifs (nativos) who escaped after the death of Henry I., wherever they may be found. No one is to keep them back under penalty.
Teste Reg[inaldo] comite Corn[ubie]. Apud Broke[n]hest.
(Great Cartulary, No. 214. Trans. 50.)
155. Writ of Henry I. addressed to Gilbert de Aquila and William the chamberlain de Tancarvilla. He does not claim any due on the great fish (crasso pisse) captured at Quillebœuf (Chilebeof) and will restore to the abbot, as soon as he returns to Normandy, what was taken on his behalf. They are to right the abbot against the men who wronged him.
Testibus: comite de Mell[ent]; Ricardo de Reddvers, et Rogero Bigot. Apud Westmonast[erium].
(Great Cartulary, No. 292. Trans. 51.)
156. Writ of Henry I. addressed to William archbishop of Rouen, and Robert de Candos, and all his lieges of the Roumois (Roidmeis). He has given and granted to the abbey of Jumièges the land of Dudela in the forest of Roumare, and Robert is to give seisin.
Testibus Rannulfo cancellario, et Willelmo camerario, et Willelmo de Albini, et Nigello de Albini, et Walter[io] filio Ansgerii. Apud Cadomum.
(Great Cartulary, No. 505. Trans. 330.)
157. Charter of Henry, bishop of Winchester. The churches of Winchester and Jumièges (Gemmeticensis) being at strife concerning the right to a portion of Hailinges island, which the church of Jumièges had long possessed, he and the whole of the brethren (conventus fratrum) of the church of Winchester, overlooking the said strife, grant at the prayer of pope Innocent and in consideration of the poverty of the church of Jumièges, the said portion of the island to that church as its possession for ever, and will never again stir up strife concerning it.
Testibus: S[tephano] rege Anglorum; Theobaldo Cantuarensi archiepiscopo; Jocelino Wintoniensi archidiacono; Hilario Christi ecclesie decano; Henrico cancellario episcopi; Willelmo de Ponte archarum camerario regis, et aliis multis.
(Great Cartulary,
No. 506.
Trans. 324.)
158. Letter from Theobald archbishop of Canterbury and primate of all England to his venerable brother and friend H[enry] the bishop of Winchester. The monks of Jumièges have lately approached him, imploring him to bear witness to the truth as to the agreement made, in his presence, between Henry and them as to the land of Haringeia. He therefore states simply what he remembers concerning it, saving his [Henry's] peace. His recollection is that, for the peaceful and quiet possession of the land, the monks promised him to pay 100 marcs, of which Henry, if he will kindly remember, remitted 20. Of any other undertaking given him, neither Theobald nor any of those who were present have any recollection. He bears witness to what he heard. May Henry, therefore, be pleased to approve what so many witnesses declare to have been done, and may God grant him eternal bliss.
1147, 13 April.
Trans. 302.)
159. Letter of Pope Eugenius III. addressed to Eustace abbot of Jumièges &c. confirming (inter alia) in England the greater part of the island called Halangeia, in churches and tithes of the whole island, [and] at Withebornestoche [and] Chenton two churches with tithes and lands…
Data per manum Hugonis presbyteri cardinalis agentis vicem domini Guidonis diaconi cardinalis et cancellarii, idus Aprilis, indictione x., incarnationis dominice anno MoCoXLVIIo, pontificatus vero domini Eugenii pape anno iiio (sic). (fn. 34)
(Original. Great Cartulary, No. 508. Trans. 118.)
160. Charter of Henry II. addressed gentrally. He grants freedom from all tolls throughout his land of England and Normandy, to the monks of Jumièges (Gemmetico) and their own servants and to all that is for the use of their church.
Testibus R[otrodo] archiepiscopo Rothomagensi; Henrico Baiocensi, Egidio Ebroicensi, episcopis; comite Willelmo de Mandevilla; Ricardo de Humeto constabulario; Roberto de Stutevilla. Apud Rothomagum.
[Circ. 1174.]
(Original, sealed,
in archives.
Trans. 130. Great Cartulary, No. 505. Little Cartulary, fo. 101d.)
161. Charter of Henry II. to the abbey of Jumièges. Printed in Monasticon Anglicanum, VI. 1087–8.
(Great Cartulary, No. 228. Trans. 127.)
162. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and others. He has given and granted to Richard de Malapalude a clerk of his and of master Walter of Coutances (Constantiensis) his clerk and liegeman the church of Marevilla, which he gave him while the abbey of Jumièges, to which it belongs, was in his hands, and the presentation in his gift, The said Richard, clerk to himself and to the said master Walter, treasurer of Rouen cathedral and archdeacon of Oxford (Oxenii) is to hold it with all its rights.
Testibus: G[aufrido] Eliensi, et R[eginaldo] Bathoniensi, episcopis; Willelmo filio Radulfi; Seher[io] de Quinci; Hugone de Creissi; Fulcone Painell[o]; Roberto de Mortuomari. Apud Cenomannum. (fn. 35)
1195, 18 Jan.
(Original in
Trans. 164. See
Delisle's Cartulaire
Normand, No. 255.)
163. Charter of Richard I. addressed generally. He gives to the abbey of Jumièges Conteville, to be held in [frank] almoin, in exchange for Pont de 1'Arche which the abbot and monks grant him excepting the church, on condition that, out of the rent of Conteville they pay him 20 pounds of Anjou a year at his Exchequer.
Testibus: Willelmo filio Radulfi tune senescallo Normannie; Roberto de Harecort; Willelmo Marescallo; Willelmo de Trublevilla; Ricardo de Montig[ni]o; Willelmo de Martign[io] et pluribus aliis. Data per manum Willelmo Elyensis episcopi cancellarii nostri xviij. die Januarii apud Londam, anno vj. regni nostri.
[1198, 28 Aug.]
(Great Cartulary,
No. 291.)
164. Charter of Richard I. addressed generally. He gives to the abbey of Jumièges a market (forum) at Durcher every Tuesday.
Testibus hiis: W[illelmo] filio Radulfi tune senescallo Normannie; (Baldwino comite Albemarl[ie]; Hugone de Cornai (sic); Luca filio Johannis;) (fn. 36) Baldwino et Juhello capellanis nostris; magistro Roscelino, et pluribus aliis. Datum per manum E[ustachii] Elyensis episcopi cancellarii nostri apud Rupem Andel[iaci] xxviij. die Augusti, anno ixo regni nostri.
[Cartulary in Archives of the Seine Inférieure. Also MS. lat. 5425; in Bibliothèque Nationale. (fn. 37) ]
(Cartulary, U. i., 16.
Trans. 10.)
165. Charter of William [I.] the glorious king of the English and unconquered count of the Normans, reciting that the abbey of St. Wandrille claimed certain rights in the forest of Caudebec, &c. of the gift of his grandfather count Richard, as in the time of abbot Girard, to which rights count William of Evreux objected,’ each side appealing to trial by battle (campi pugna); and notifying that, in order that a church case might not be settled by human blood, he has, by counsel, of his nobles (principum meorum consilio) made peace on the terms that count William should befriend the brethren, and allow them, as of the king's gift, wood sufficient for their needs, the conditions of taking it being specified. Further provision for the pasturing of the abbey's cattle and feeding of its swine in the forest.
Actum feliciter castro Juliebone anno ab incarnatione domini millesimo MoLXXoIIIIo, indictione XIIo, residente in sede Romana papa Gregorio anno ijo qui erat gloriosi Anglorum [regis] Willelmi annus adepti regni viijo, Guiberti (fn. 38) abbatis in abbacia xijo.
Signa—Willelmi regis Anglorum; Rotberti filii regis; Willelmi filii regis; Willelmi Ebroicensis comitis; Goiffredi filii Guidonis (fn. 39); Rogeri de Montgommeri (fn. 40); Rogeri de Belmont; Guidonis (fn. 39) dapiferi.
(MS. lat. 5425, fo. 115, from original.)
166. Charter of Roger de Belmont giving to the abbey (ecclesie) of St. Wandrille and the brethren there serving Christ the churches of Mana, Asnehec, and Faveroles and all the tithes of these churches, both from his own [demesne] and from all his men and mills and daily toll and annual fairs, and from his own food (nutrimento) of every kind, from his pannage and wood rent (censu) and his fulling mill; also one ploughland, and the tithe of the increase that God shall give him in these places. This gift he puts on the altar.
Testibus: filiis meis Roberto et Henrico; Guillermo Crispino; Roberto de Veteri Ponte; Guillermo de Tornebuse; Normanno Pinnart; Rogero Bigot, et multis aliis.
[Signa] Rogerii de Belmont; Roberti filii ejus; Henrici.
(Cartulary, L. ii., 4. Trans. 44.) (fn. 40)
167. Charter of Henry I. [as king of the English and duke of the Normans] addressed generally. He notifies that, in the presence of himself and his barons, Girold (fn. 41) abbot of St. Wandrille and his monks have granted Werelwast (fn. 42) (Verlwast), at ferm, to William (fn. 43) bishop of Lisieux for his life, on condition that it shall revert to them at his death, as in the year that William I. died.
Testibus: Goiffrido Rothomagensi archiepiscopo, et Rann[ulfo] (fn. 44) cancellario, et Eustachio comite de Bolonia, et Roberto comite de Meullent, et Eudone (fn. 45) dapifero, et Ham[one] (fn. 46) dapifero, et Roberto de Bello campo; Goiffrido filio Pagani; Waltero de Vernone, et Godardo pistrina, et Heltone de Sancto Wandregesilio, et Alano de Alicherivilla, et Willelmo filio Ansgerii, et Willelmo filio Oini, et Willelmo filio Godefridi, et Atselino de Bosco Gerardi. Apud Rothomagum.
[Circ. 1130.]
(Cartulary, H. ii., 40.)
168. Charter of Henry I. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all his officers of Normandy. He grants to St. Wandrille and abbot Alan that their market which used to be held at St. Wandrille on Saturday shall be held at Caldebec on Sunday. And all those coming thither shall enjoy his peace coming and going, giving the right dues. Ten pounds penalty for infringement of this charter.
T[estibus]: Johanne episcopo Lexoviensi; Audino episcopo Ebroicensi; et R[oberto] de sigillo, et comite de Auco Henrico, et R[oberto] de Haia, et G[aufrido] filio Pagani, et Anselino vicecomite, apud Dyopam in transitu meo.
H. ii., 41.)
169. Writ of Henry I. addressed to R[abel] de Tan[carvilla] and all his barons and lieges of Calz. The men of Lillebonne (Insula bona) and of all Normany are to give the same dues to the abbot of St. Wandrille and his officers at Caldebec on Tuesday as they used to give at St. Wandrille when the market now removed to Caldebec, was there. No one is to withhold these rightful dues.
T[estibus]: R[oberto] de Ver, et W[illelmo] filio Odonis, apud sanctum Wand[regesilum].
(Cartulary, T. i., 7.)
170. Charter of Geoffrey duke of Normandy and count of Anjou addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and to all his officers and lieges. At the advice and with the consent of Henry his son, he restores to the monks of St. Wandrille all tithes and endowments (elemosinas) in wheat and in money and in all else as they held them in the time of king Henry [I.], the tenth week (decimam ebdomadarum) of his toll[s] at Rouen, and whatever they had at Arques and at Dieppe, etc. in the year king Henry was alive and dead.
Testibus: Ricardo cancellario; Roberto de Novoburgo; R[oberto] de Corceio; Alexandro de Boh[un]. Apud Argenthomum.
(Cartulary, L. i., 4.)
171. Charter of Gualeran count of Meulan (Mellensis), narrating that he has founded at Watteville before the gates of his castle a chapel in honour of the Virgin Mary to be served by a vicar appointed by the monks of St. Wandrille. The charter is attested by his sons Robert and Gualeran, his wife Agnes, William de Pino, Adam, Ralf de Mannavilla.
Actum est hoc anno incarnati Verbi MoCoLIIIIo Adriani pape anno Io, Henrici vero regis secundi Anglorum et ducis Normannorum et Aquitanorum et comitis Andegavorum anno regni primo.
(MS. lat. 5423,
fo. 163,
from original,
with two seals.)
172. Agreement between the abbey of St. Wandrille and Hugh de Gornaio concerning certain lands and rights in Normandy.
Hec pactio facta est anno ab incarnationi Domini MCLVII. regnante Rege Henrico juniore anno iii. etc. apud Rothomagum in cimiterio Sancti Audoeni, presentibus abbatibus donno Rogero Sancti Wandragesili et donno Rogero Sancto Audoeni et domino Hugone de Gornaio. Hujus pactionis sunt testes etc.
… ex parte domini Hugonis: Hugo Talebot; Willelmus de Sancto Lecheeni; Anthelmus de Montegnei; Robertus de Maregnei; Bartholomeus Dallage; Hugo Davesnes; Olivier (sic) Dage, et Saueri et Willelmus Hoese.
(Original in
Cartulary, T. i., 20;
and MS. lat. 5425,
fo. 94 from original.
Trans. 114.)
173. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He confirms to the abbey of St. Wandrille and its monks 40 shillings a year which William de Calcia, by permission of William his son and Mathildis his wife gave them.
Testibus: Ricardo de Humeto constabulario; Willelmo de Curci dapifero; Rogero de Turre. Apud Argentonum.
Cartulary, S. i., 2,
and MS. lat. fo. 177
from original.
Trans. 348.)
174. Charter of Jo[celin] bishop of Salisbury. He confirms to the abbot of St. Wandrille and the whole convent for ever all the churches and other possessions which belong to it in his diocese, namely the church of Witchercha, the church of Bridiport, the church of Britidon, the church of Hupanena, with its chapels and other appurtenances, — the chapel of Magheuneford with its appurtenances, the church of Sorestan, with its chapels and appurtenances. Those who assail this charter are denounced, and those who uphold it blessed.
(Cartulary S. i., 4.
Trans. 343.)
175. Charter of J [ocelin] bishop of Salisbury notifying that, on the resignation of He[r]bert precentor of Bayeux, and at the request of A[nsfred] abbot of St. Wandrille and the convent, who present him, he has received his dear son Robert of Bayeux as parson of the church of Upavon (Huphanensi) and has executed this institution that he may ever enjoy that church in peace and quietness.
(Cartulary, T. i., 5.
Trans. 224.)
176. Writ of Henry II. addressed to his justices, vicomtes and bailiffs of Normandy. The abbey of St. Wandrille (Wandregisilus) and its abbot and monks are to hold all their possessions as freely as they held them on the day he last left Caen to cross over to England and are not to be impleaded for any tenement they then held, except before him, and they and their men and all their substance are to be protected.
Teste magistro Waltero Constantiensi archidiacono Oxeneford, apud Valonias.
Trans. 113.)
177. Writ of Henry II., addressed to William de Humeto. The monks of St. Wandrille are to enjoy their benefactions in his land as freely as his charter witnesses. If he does not see to it, the king's justice will.
Teste comite Willelmo de Mandevilla, apud Burum.
Trans. 123.)
178. Charter of Henry II., addressed generally. The dispute between the abbot and convent of St. Wandrille and Jeremias de Eglesfeld clerk, concerning the church of Eglesfeld, and the chapels belonging, to it, namely those of Seffled and Wradeffeld and Wiltan, and the abbot's lay fee in Eglesfeld and its appurtenances has been thus terminated before him by permission and assent of the chapter of St. Wandrille, namely that Jeremias has quit-claimed to the abbot and convent the rights of parson (personatus) which he said he had in the said church and chapels and all the hereditary right he claimed in the abbot's lay fee, while the abbot, by assent of his convent, has granted to Jeremias the rights of perpetual vicar (vicariam) of that church, namely, the third of the whole church and of the chapel and of all offerings and everything belonging to it in frank almoin. He has also granted him twothirds of the church and chapels, to be held at ferm for his life with all his lay fee and everything belonging to him for 20 marcs of silver annually at Michaelmas. This agreement and fine between them, made before the king, is to remain firmly established.
Testibus hiis (fn. 47) : Dunelme[n]si, Johanne Norwic[ensi], episcopis; comite Willelmo Susexie; Ranulfo de Glanvilla; Willelmo de Humeto constabulario; Waltero filio Roberti; Seherio de Quinci; Willelmo Marescallo; Gaufredo filio pace’ (fn. 48); Ricardo de Canville. Apud Gartintonam.
R. iii., 6., and MS.
lat., 5425, fo. 78,
from original.
Trans. 407.)
179. Letters Patent of William Longuepee, son of king Henry, earl of Salisbury notifying that he has given to the church of St. Mary, Brandenestoke and the canons there serving God the church of Rogierville in Normandy in alms for ever, with all its appurtenances, liberties, and free customs, in wood and plain, in roads and paths, and in everything.
Hiis testibus: Henrico de Berneriis; Roberto de Vallibus; Roberto (fn. 49) Ebroic[ensi]; Hugone de Berneriis; Willelmo Talebot; Ada de Vallibus; Willelmo Boterel; magistro Berengerio; Galfredo Vitulo; Willelmo de Canef[? elda] (fn. 50); Willelmo Trebaldo (fn. 51); Garino de Winburne; Johanno Bouet, (fn. 52) et multis aliis.
Seal described in MS. Lat. as nearly perfect, representing the earl on horseback, with lion rampant on his shield and on mantling of his horse. Legend: Sigillum Willelmi Longoespeiz … Counterseal, with sword sheathed in pale and same legend.
R. iii., 4. Trans.
323, (fn. 53) and MS. lat.
5425, fo. 78 from
original, sealed in
brown wax on
green and white
180. Charter of Walter archbishop of Rouen. At the earnest entreaty of William Longespee, earl of Salisbury, and on the resignation of Roger de Rogiervilla, he gives to St. Mary of Bradenestok, and the canons there serving God the church of Rogiervilla with all its appurtenances for ever to be applied to their own uses, saving pontifical rights and those of the vicar [which are] to be bestowed by himself and his successors on whom they will for ever.
Testibus: magistro Symone cancellario; magistro Johanne de Villera, (fn. 54) Willelmo de Brueriis, et Ricardo Hayr (fn. 55) canonicis Rothomagensibus; Ricardo de Gillarville; Ansello de Augo; Roberto de Sancto Nicholao capellano; Laurentio clerico, et multis aliis.
R. iii., 5.
Trans. 408.)
181. Letter from William Longuepee, earl of Salisbury to W[alter] archbishop of Rouen. It is his right, as the archbishop knows, to present a parson to the church of Rogierville: and, as he wishes to promote [the] holy religion, and to support true charity, he presents to the archbishop, by his letters patent and their bearer, his canons of Brandenest[oc.] (fn. 56) to the said church of Rogierville. As he is hindered by the business of the king his brother from coming in his own person, he beseeches the archbishop (cos.) (fn. 57) as his dearest lord and father, most earnestly, to receive, of his charity, the said canons [as parson of] the said church, if he kindly will, for his [Walter's] weal and that of all his friends, knowing it to be true that the canons of Brandenest[oc.] (fn. 58) joyously and most devotedly, share with all poor folk, in their compassion, such endowments (bona) as they can acquire; and they will faithfully serve him and his in all obedience. May his holiness fare well in the Lord.
[1194–1217.] (fn. 59)
Trans. 349.)
182. Charter of H[erbert] bishop of Salisbury and the chapter. They receive R. the worshipful abbot of St. Wandrille as a brother and canon, and all his successors [likewise], bestowing on them, by the name of prebend, to their own uses for ever the church of Upavon (Ouphanena.) with all its appurtenances.
[Original Documents in Archives of the Seine Inférieure and in Public Libraries of Rouen, and Neufchâtel. Cartulary (fn. 60) in Public Library of Rouen, Y. 13.]
(Cartulary, fo. 87d.)
183. Charter of Richard, son of earl Gilbert [of Pembroke]. He grants to the abbey of Foucarmont what he has acquired, or may acquire, by purchase or at ferm, in the fief of Garinipratum or Fraisnellum, free of multure, of corvées. (corveiis) and all other dues, save only the service of the vavassors, etc. (fn. 61)
Testes sunt: Robertus de Bosco Rohardi; Rogerus de Wanchi; Hosbertus de Grueniu; Radulfus de Luci. Predictam autem quietantiam a moltura, quam ego feci, sub eisdem testibus fecit et Radulfus presbiteri filius.
(Original in
Neufchâtel Library.
Also Cartulary,
fo. 87.
Trans. 198.)
184. Charter of the empress Mathildis, daughter of king Henry, addressed to ali her lieges of Normandy. She grants and confirms the alms which Oelard de Cleis has given the church of St. John of Foucarmont (Folcardimons) in her presence, namely his whole fee of Garini—prata, etc., and two-thirds of the tithe in the rest of his fee. If he cannot warrant this alms to the brethren, he is to restore to the church the nine pounds in money of Beauvais which he had from it.
His testibus: Rogerio de Kailli; Willelmo de Helion; Galtero de Giosnis; Galtero filio Ernualdi. Apud Rothomagum, anno ab incarnatione domini MCLV.
(Cartulary, fo. 36.)
185. Charter of William, brother of Henry king of England, addressed generally. He grants to St. John of Foucarmont and the monks there serving God a house (mansio) in the town of Dieppe (Deppa) given by Ralf Pichot and Amfria his wife, free from all lay service, specially from tolls ut infra.
His testibus: Alano de Falasia; Hugone de Cressi; Ludone, (fn. 62) filio Ernisii; Ricardo Britone; Willelmo de Unemaisnil. (fn. 63) Apud Burgum Chardi.
(Original in archives. Cartulary, fo. 33. Trans. 111.)
186. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He confirms to the abbey of Foucarmont (Fulcardimonte) the gifts of Henry count of Eu and count John, his son, including the tithe of all the latter's acquisitions in England; of Rainald and Roger de Septemmol[endinis] and Amabilis their mother, of Walter de Sancto Amando, of Robert of Eu (Augi), of Thomas and Rainald de Sancto Leodegario, of Roger Baillol (confirmed by Robert de Fanencort), of Robert de Hastinguis and Isabel his wife and Avelina mother of Isabel, of William de Pormort and Girard his son, of Ralf de Salsomara, of Ralf de Novavilla, of William count of Albemarle, of Richard [de Clare] son of earl Gilbert [of Pembroke], William the Chamberlain de Tancarvilla, of Hugh and William de Sancto Germano (confirmed by Hugh de Mortuomari), and of other benefactors in Normandy.
Teste (sic) Hugone Dunelmensi episcopo; Thomas cancellario; Ranulfo abbate de Billewes; Gaufrido regis capellano; Girardo vicedomino de Pinchonio; Ricardo scriptore. Per manum Stephani de Fulgeris scriptoris, apud Rothomagum.
(Cartulary, fo. 35d.)
187. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He grants that all the substance of the monks of Foucarmont which their men can declare (affidare) to belong to them shall be free from all dues. Ten pounds penalty for infringement.
Teste canonic [o] (fn. 64) (sic), apud Rothomagum.
(Cartulary, fo. 35d.)
188. Charter of Henry II. to addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all his officers of Normandy, He confirms to the abbey of Foucarmont the gift of Gilbert de Sartis.
Testibus: M[atilde] imperatrice; Gaufrido archidiacono Cantuariensi; Richardo de Humeto constabulario; Hugone de Longo campo; Hugone de Pirariis. Apud Pratum.
(Cartulary, fo. 35d.)
189. Writ of Henry II. addressed to his justices, vicomtes, and all his officers and lieges of Normandy. The abbot and monks of Foucarmont are to hold in peace and to pay their ferms according to the standard (mensura) current when those ferms were fixed.
Teste Gaufrido archidiacono Cantuariensi, apud Rothomagum.
(Cartulary, fo. 35.)
190. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and his officers of Normandy, confirming donations to the abbey of Foucarmont at Dieppe, including one from his brother William, to be held free of tolls on herrings, mackerel, ling (muleverorum) from “melagia,” from “botagium,” and from all secular dues.
Testibus: Waltero de Constantiis thesaurario; magistro Joscelino Ciscestrensi archidiacono; comite Willelmo de Mandevilla; Willelmo filio Radulfi senescallo; Alvredo de Sancto Martino. Datum apud Beccum.
[? Jan. 1185.]
(Original in archives.
Cartulary, fo. 35.
Trans. 112.)
191. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He confirms to the abbey of Foucarmont certain small benefactions in Normandy.
Testibus: H[ugone] Dunelmensi episcopo; Ranulfo de Glanvilla; Bertranno de Verdun; Hugone de Morewic dapifero; Rannulfo de Gedding. Apud Merleburgam.
(Vidimus in archives.
Cartulary, fo. 32.
Trans. 110.)
192. Charter of Henry II. “et comes Augensis” (fn. 65) addressed generally. He confirms to the abbey of Foucarmont (Fuchardimonte) the gifts of Hugh and Rotrou, archbishops of Rouen, of Henry count of Eu, of Reginald de Meduana (confirmed by charter of Richard [de Clare] son of earl Gilbert), of John count of Eu, of earl Richard [of Pembroke], confirmed by the countess Isabel [his mother] wife of earl Gilbert [of Pembroke], of Geoffrey de Augo, by consent of his wife Agnes, his son Luke and his daughter Ermengarde, and many other benefactors in Normandy.
Testibus: B[aldwino] Cantuariensi, et W[altero] Rothomagensi archiepiscopis; H[enrico] Baiocensi, J[ohanne] Ebroicensi, R[adulfo] Lexoviensi, W[illelmo] Constantiesi, episcopis; comite Willelmo de Mandevilla; R[oberto] comite Legr[ecestrie]; et multi alii (sic), Willelmo de Humeto constabulario; Willelmo filio Radulfi senescallo Normannie; Seherio de Quinci; Hugone de Cressi; R[oberto] de Harrelecort (fn. 66) (sic); Alvredo de Sancto Martino; Willelmo de Mara. Apud Argent[onum].
(Original, sealed, in Library of Rouen, Y. 82[3]. Cartulary, fo. 72d.)
193. Charter of William Marshal. By the wish and with the assent of Isabel his wife, he grants the gift [specified] which Odard the physician has made to the abbey of Foucarmont and the monks there serving God for the support of the poor.
Testibus: magistro Malgerio thesaurario Normannie; Eustachio, capellano; Johanne Marescallo, Johanne de Exleia, Willelmo Walerano, militibus; Willelmo de Hercuria; Osberto camerario. Actum apud Meullers, anno incarnationis domini MoCo nonagesimo octavo.
[Circ. 1200.]
(Cartulary, fo. 161.)
194. Charter of William Marshal, earl of Pembroke (Penbroc) addressed generally. Of his charity he gives to the monks of Foucarmont a quit-claim of three shillings and four pence of Anjou for a purchase in Orbec (Auribeccum).
His testibus: Willelmo Martel; Johanne de Erleia; Alano Martel; Roberto filio Pagani; Henrico Husato; Willelmo Ralerando, (fn. 67) Willelmo de Herecort, et multis aliis.
1203, 31 May.
(Original in archives.
Cartulary, fo. 35d.
Trans. 189.)
195. Writ of John, addressed to his officers generally and specially those of seaports. He grants and confirms to the monks of Foucarmont (Focardi Mons) that everything that they and their lay brethren can declare to be their own shall be quit, throughout his dominions, of toll and all dues. Ten pounds penalty for infringement of this grant.
Teste meipso apud Pontem Arche xxxj. die Maii anno regni nostri quinto.
[Original Documents in Archives of Seine Inférieure. Cartulary in Public Library of Rouen, Y. 52.]
(Cartulary, fo. 58.
Trans. 31.)
196. Charter (fn. 68) of Henry I. [as king of the English and duke of the Normans] addressed generally. He confirms to the abbey of St. Georges de Bocherville the gifts of his father king William and his mother queen Maud, and of others in their time, including Turstin son of Rol (sic), Walter de Bec, and Ralf [de Tancarville] his father's chief chamberlain. who built the church there at his own cost, and endowed it, also William de Pavilliaco and Hugh his brother. He further grants all that the sons of Ralf [de Tancarville], Ralf, Nigel, and William, and Avicia their mother gave or sold to the church, together with other benefactions including those of Walter de Belmes and Robert de Cantelupo. And he renews his father's grants of quittance on both sides the sea.
Afterwards, in the year 1114, William [de Tancarville] his chamberlain, son to the above Ralf, wishing to further endow the said church, besought him to let it be made an abbey, to which he consented, confirming the gifts made by William with consent of his sons (sic) Rabel, and Robert and Lucy [gifts enumerated]. And in England he gave Avesbiria, of xxii. (fn. 69) pounds; in Wintreburna, near Salisbury, vii. pounds of rent (librarias), that is, its third part; in Cadecoma a rent of 50 shillings. Moreover, the king himself gives the church of Heilis, as R[ichard] bishop of London held it, and as William [de Tancarville] received it of the king's gift, and the land of Weston lx. pounds of rent (librarias), as William gave it; also the land which G[eoffrey] son of Payn gave it, lxx. pounds of rent in Avesbiria and Herebiria. And the land near the abbey acquired by exchange is to be as free as that given for it. He gives moreover rights in the forest of Roumare, and freedom from dues on both sides the sea.
[Signa] Henrici regis Anglorum; Gaufridi archiepiscopi Rothomagi (sic); Johannis episcopi Lexoviensis; Rogerii Constanciensis episcopi; Willelmi camerarii; Rabelli camerarii filii; Godefridi filii Pagani; Ewardi de Salesberiis.
[? 1131.]
(Cartulary, fo. 62.
Trans. 32.)
197. Charter of Henry I., addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and others. He confirms to the abbey of St. Georges de Bocherville (Panchervilla) the gifts following: those [in Normandy] of Geoffrey son of Payn; twenty shillings sterling from the land of John de Buesemuncellis in England; a mare of silver from the land of Roger de Pavelli in England; a mare of silver from the land of Walter de Crasmaisnil in England; and ten shillings of Rouen (Rothomag) from the land of Geoffrey de Limesi, and twelve shillings from the land of Miles de Languetot, from a tenant (hostagio) of his in Tréport (ulterinis portibus), and twelve shillings from the land of William de Freschenis, from two of his vavassors at Eslettes (Lecdis), as all these gifts have been made by permission of Rabel de Tancharvilla, his Chamberlain.
Testibus: Johaone Lexoviensi episcopo, et Roberto de Haia, et Gaufrido filio Pagani [et metetariam quam dedit Gibertus] (fn. 70) Apud Archas in transitu meo.
[Circ. 1129.]
(Cartulary, fo. 61d. Trans. 33.)
198. Writ of Henry I. [as king of the English and duke of the Normans], addressed to his vicomtes and bailiffs (ministri) of Lillebonne and Conteville. The monk of St. Martin is to enjoy the benefaction of his father king William, namely four pounds in the vicomte of Lillebonne (Juliabone); and his boat is to enjoy the same freedom on the Risle and at Risledif as in the time of king William.
Testibus: Roberto de sigillo; Willelmo camerario, et G[aufrido] filio Pagani. Apud Sanctam Walburgam.
(Original in archives.
Cartulary, fo. 61.
Trans. 34, 48.)
199. Charter of Henry I. addressed generally. He grants to the abbey of St. Georges de Bocherville (Bavquervilla), in all his land on both sides of the sea, that all its own goods shall be free of tolls and other dues throughout his demesne, and in [traversing] forests or markets, and on the river Seine, and in seaports. In England its men are to be quit of shire and hundred courts, hidage (fn. 71) and all other claims at Avebury (Avesberia) and Weston, which belonged to his demesne, and from all other dues.
Testibus: Bernardo episcopo de Sancto D[avid] (fn. 72) et Johanne Lexoviensi episcopo, et Willelmo camerario de Tanquarvilla, et G[aufrido] filio Pagani. Apud Winton[iam]. (fn. 73)
(Cartulary, fo. 64.
Trans. 35.)
200. Charter of Henry I. [as king of the English and duke of the Normans]. addressed generally. He grants to the new abbey of St. Georges de Bocherville (Bauquervilla) his part of Berneval, in the further part of his forest of Fécamp, that the monks may possess it and have what they need from the forest of Fécamp, together with quittance for one ship at Estrutart, as William the chamberlain de Tanquarvilla used to have of his own right, which right he gave the monks by the king's permission. The abbey is to have full jurisdiction over its men in that port, and wreckage (werec) whosesoever it may be and its tenants there are to enjoy the same liberties by land and in seaports as the king's demesne tenants at Estrutart.
Testibus: Johanne episcopo Lexoviensi, et B[ernardo] episcopo de Sancto D[avid], (fn. 74) et Drochone de Monci, et Willelmo camerario de Tanquarvilla, et Gaufrido filio Pagani. Apud Rothomagum.
(Cartulary, fo. 62.
Trans. 98.)
201.Charter of Henry duke of the Normans and count of the Angevins, addressed to the archbishop of Rouen, and all his officers, of Normandy. He gives to Roscelin son of Claremboud for his service, all the land of Longchamp on the edge (orailla) of the forest of Roumare, &c. to be held by him and his heirs of the duke and his heirs, hereditarily; and his tenants there shall have dead wood without payment, and his free of all dues of the forest.
Testibus: Ricardo can[cellario]; Widone de Sabloil (fn. 75); Joslendetar’ (fn. 76) (sic); Alexandro de Bohon: Gaufrido de Bruec[ort]. Apud Rothomagum.
(Cartulary, fo. 63d.
Trans. 99.)
202. Charter of Henry II. repeating that to Roscelin son of Claremboud (No. 201).
Testibus: Thoma can[cellario]; episcopo (sic) Ebroicensi; Roberto de Novoburgo; Alexandro de Bohun. Apud Rothomagum.
(Cartulary, fo. 62.
Trans. 197.)
203. Charter of the empress Mathildis, daughter of king Henry. She gives the abbey of St. Georges de Bocherville that alms which Roscelin son of Claremboud has given it by her wish and permission, namely that land of Longchamp (Longus Campus) which is on the edge (in oralli) of the forest of Roumare, &c.
Testibus: Godardo de Waus; Roberto filio Henrici; Berner’ Comin. Apud Pratum.
(Cartulary, of. 62d.
Trans. 103.)
204. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all his officers of Normandy. He grants to the abbey of St. Georges de Bocherville the gift of Godard de Waus, namely 60 acres of land in the forest of Fècamp, which he himself had given Godard; also the gift of Roscelin son of Claremboud, namely the land of Longchamp (as in No. 203).
Testibus: Rodberto de Novoburgo; Manasse (sic) Biset; Godardo de Waus. Apud Rothomagum.
(Original in archives,
Cartulary, fo. 64.
Trans. 96.)
205.Writ of Henry II. addressed to William de Morenvilla and his bailiffs of Montfort the abbey of St. Georges [de Bocherville] is to have its port of Mollecroste and its road from Chaumont (Calvimons), to Mollecroste as in his grandfather's time, and the sumpters (summarii) or carts of that port are not to be stopped on the road.
Teste Mann [assero] (fn. 77) Biset dapifero. Apud Rothomagum.
(Cartulary, fo. 64.
Trans 97.)
206. Writ of Henry II. addressed to Simon de Chailli and the bailiffs of Pavilly. The abbey of St. Georges [de Bocherville] is to hold all its demesne of Lamberville (Lambertivilla) and all its tithes according to his grandfather's charter, and is not to be unjustly impleaded or subjected to a new exaction.
Teste Mannassero Biset. Apud Rothomagum.
(Cartulary, fo. 63d.
Trans. 100.)
207.Writ of Henry II. addressed to his prévôts of Estrutart (Strutatum). The abbey of St. Georges is to have quittance for its ship and the other quittances which it enjoyed in the time of his grandfather. Reginald de Gerpunvilla is to see to this if they do not, and the king's justice if he do not.
Teste Manassero Biset dapifero. Apud Rothomagum.
(Cartulary, fo. 63.
Trans. 101.)
208. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. The abbot and monks of St. Georges de Bocherville and their officers are to enjoy the same quittances as in the days of his grandfather; and its tenants in England are to have the same freedom from shire [courts] and hundred [courts] and hidage and all else as in the days of his grandfather and of William the chamberlain de Tancarvilla when Aveberia and Vestona were his, and [when] he received them from the king and afterwards gave them, by his permission, to the abbey.
Testibus: P[atricio] comite; Manasse[ro] Biset dapifero, et Gaufrido decano Andegavensi (fn. 78); Magistro Alver[edo]. Apud Clarendonam.
[? 1173.]
(Cartulary, fo. 63.
Trans. 102.)
209. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He gives to the abbey of St. Georges de Bocherville freedom from all dues on its own goods throughout his dominions.
Testibus: Roberto (fn. 79) de Warnevilla cancellario; Waltero de Constantiis; Sehier de Quinci; Roberto de Stotevilla. Apud Juliambonam.
[? 1180.]
(Cartulary, fo. 66.)
210. Charter of Henry II. generally confirming to the abbey of St. Georges de Bocherville all its possessions, including in England, 22 librates in Avesb[er]ia, in Witeburna near Salisbury 7 librates, that is the third of the vill, in Cadecoma fifty shillings of rent; also by gift of king Henry [I.] the church of Ailes with all its appurtenances, as R[ichard] bishop of London held it, as free as William [de Tancarvilla] received it by gift of king Henry; also, of the same king's gift 9 librates at Weston etc. and 20 librates at Aveberia and Bereberia which Geoffrey son of Payn gave to St. Georges.
Testibus: Radulfo de Wand[er]vila (fn. 80) cancellario; magistro Waltero de Constantiis Oxinfordensi archidiacono; Willelmo Painel Abrincatensi archidiacono; comite Johanne Vindoc[ini]; Roberto de Stutevilla (fn. 81); Willelmo filio Radulfi senescallo Normannie; Hugone de Cressi; Ricardo del Aufoy; Gilleberto Pipard; Bertramo de Verdon; Saherio de Quinci; Willelmo de Mara; Reginaldo de Pavilleio. Apud Juliambonam.
(Cartulary, fo. IIId.)
211. Charter of Evrard de Salesbiriis. He gives to St. Georges de Bocherville. (Bauquervilla) and the monks there serving God, in alms, for his soul and for the souls of his predecessors certain men [named] and their rents.
Isti interfuerunt; Augustinus de Crasmenil; Robertus Acharius: Rainaldus; Robertus prepositus; Robertus forestarius, et alii.
[Temp. Hen. II.]
(Cartulary, fo. 112.)
212. Charter of Robert de Estotevilla, notifying that Evrard de Salesberiis had given the abbey of St. Georges de Bocherville (Bauquercilla) 50 shillings in perpetual rents from the tenants (hospites) at Rames, and that he, Robert, at the prayer of the monks and of his wife Lconia, has given the monks, instead, a rentcharge of 50 shillings on his mill called the mill of the lucky ones (fortunatorum) on the bank of Biuredan. And the monks are to receive him and his wife and his into the fellowship of the abbey.
Testibus hiis: Gaufrido abbate de Valemont; Nicholao fratre ejus, et Willelmo et Ricardo fratribus suis; Theobaldo de Esiustoc, et Waltero de Castellon; Johanne de Mara, et multis aliis.
[1189, 7 Oct.]
(Original in archives.
Cartulary, fo. 73d.
Trans. 147.
213. Charter of Richard I. addressed generally. He confirms to the abbey of St. Georges de Bocherville its liberties and quittances throughout all his land on both sides the sea. And its tenants and the monks themselves are to be quit in England of shire [courts] and hundred [courts] and hidages and all other demands at Aveberia and Weston, which were of his greatgrandfather king Henry's demesne.
Testibus: Will[elmo] (fn. 82) (sic) Rothomagenis archiepiscopo; H[ugone] (fn. 83) Dunolmensi, Johanne Ebroicensi episcopis; Willelmo de Aubigni comite de Arondel; Willelmo Marescallo; Willelmo de Sancto Johanne. Datum per manum Willelmi de Longocampo cancellarii nostri, Elyensis electi. Apud Westmonasterium, viio die Octobris, anno primo regni nostri.
1198, 18 May.
(Cartulary, fo. 73.
Trans. 171.)
214. Charter of Richard I. addressed generally. He grants to the abbey of St. Georges de Bocherville and its monks all the gifts made to them, with liberties and quittances throughout his land on both sides the sea, namely in seaports and on the Seine, and in the city of Rouen quittances from toll and the wine tax and all other dues, and green wood, herbage, and pannage in the forest of Roumare and quittance in all castles, towns (burgis), markets, passages, and ports on both sides the sea, with the tithe of the forest of Montebourg in all its revenue, and the tithe of all the revenue of the forest of Lillebonne and of Fécamp, and of the port of Tancarville and other gifts. He directs also that the abbey's manors in England, namely, Avesberia, Wintreborna, and Veston shall enjoy their freedom from shire [courts], hundred [courts], hidages, thenighepen[i], (fn. 84) and danegheld and all else.
Hiis testibus: Johanne Dublinensi archiepiscopo; Herberto Saresbiriensi, Philippo Dunelmensi [episcopis]; Johanne comite Moritonii; Willelmo Marescallo; Gaufrido filio Petri; Gaufrido de Cella; Rogone de Saceio; Willelmo de Mortuomari. Datum per manum Eustachii Eliensis episcopi. Apud Gemeticas xviiio die Maii, anno regni nostri nono. (fn. 85)
[Cartulary (fn. 86) in Arehires of the Seine Infécience.
1149, Sept.
(Cartulary, fo. 12.)
215. Charter of the empress M[athildis] daughter of king Henry, addressed to all her officers of Normandy. For the souls of her father Henry king of England (Angl’) and her mother queen Matildis, and her husband Geoffry duke of Normandy and count of Anjou, she gives in perpetual alms to the abbey of St. Mary of Bondeville and the nuns there serving God all her demesne in the parish of Bellavilla, in homage, reliefs, rents, and all else, that is, from the whole fee of Hugh de Bellavilla, to be held feudally and in inheritance by the abbey, &c.
Actum anno domini MoCC (sic) XLo nono, mense se[p]tembris assensu et voluntate mea. Testes sunt: Amicus Rothomagensis ecclesie thesaurarius: Waleran de Mellote archidiaconus; Petrus cantor; Helias sacerdos: Robertus capellanus; magister Ricardus; Gydo Ebroicensis ceelesie archidiaconus; Willelmus de Riparia; Walterus de Casten'io; Walterus de Gornaco; Helias de Casnic (?); Ricardus de Cornouale; … … Radulfus filius Walteri; Giroudus canonicus, et plures alii.
[Cire. 1149.]
(Cartulary, fo. 11.
Trans. 196.)
216. Charter of the empress M[athildis], daughter of king Henry, addressed to all her officers of Normandy. For the souls of her father, Henry king of England, and her mother, queen Matildis, and her husband (dominus) Geoffrey, duke of Normandy and count of Anjou, she gives in perpetual alms to the abbey of St. Mary of Bondeville, and the nuns there serving God, 30 acres of land in the forest of Roumare (Romara), namely the land called the field of Turgerius, and pasture in the forest for their cattle and quittance of pannage for their swine and all that they need for fuel, to be held for ever, as of her own alms.
Hiis testibus: Huberto de Vallibus; Willermo de Heliam; Stephano de Belocampo; Roberto filio Henrici: Roberto de Hornay (sic). Apud Rothomagum.
(Cartulary, fo. 39. Trans. 104.)
217. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He confirms to the abbey of Bondeville and its nuns all the gifts made to them [specified] including in the forest of Roumare the land called the field of Turgerius given by Mathildis the empress for the love of God and for the souls of her father king Henry and her mother queen Mathildis and her husband Geoffrey duke of Normandy and count of Anjou, also 20 shillings of Anjou a year, at Bolebec, given by John de Pratellis and 10 acres at Varengeville (Varengiervilla), given by Robert de Candos, a load of wheat every Michaelmas at the new mill, which belongs to (in revenua de) Harecourt, given by Richard Talebot and William his brother.
Testibus: Johanne Ebroicensi episcopo; Willelmo filio Radulfi senescallo Normannie; comite Willelmo de Mannevilla; Hugone de Cressi; Johanne … Ric[ardo] Giffart. Apud Rothomagum.
(Cartulary, fo. 3.
Trans. 105.)
218. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He confirms to the abbey of Bondeville and its nuns 100 acres of land in Mont Chauvet (monto calvel) given by Gilbert de Roures.
Teste Rotrodo archiepiscopo, apud Rothomagum.


  • 1. See Preface.
  • 2. Trans.: “Valemni.”
  • 3. With signa of king William and Hugh de Montfort only.
  • 4. Sense of the charter obscure here.
  • 5. B. “Summertone.”
  • 6. B. “Mapedeseam.”
  • 7. B. “Donestella.”
  • 8. B. “Carsinton.”
  • 9. B. “Orisberia.”
  • 10. B. “Olnigeham.”
  • 11. B. “Cogas.”
  • 12. B. adds “sub testimonio et confirmatione Regis Henrici illustrissimi Auglorum principis.”
  • 13. B. “anno post hoc septimo.”
  • 14. B. “Summerton.”
  • 15. B. omits the above witnesses, but adds at the close a confirmation charter of Alexander Arsie—” Testibus hiis: Roberto puero; Willelmo Arsic; Willelmo de Malevilla; Willelmo Durescu; Henrico de Wifelicote; Henrico de Bella aqua; Galfrido de Fruntebois, et multi alii.”
  • 16. ? Ranulfus.
  • 17. It is clear from the foundation charter of Coggs Priory, as printed in the Monasticon from the Cartæ Antiquæ, that this is the “confirmatio regis Henrici,” spoken of in the B. text of that charter, the “anno post hoe septimo” of which corresponds exactly with the date of 1110 here given. It is therefore the 1107 of the A. text that must be wrong.
  • 18. Trans.: “Sigei.”
  • 19. Trans: “Euluervilla.”
  • 20. “Winchel” in Cartulary.
  • 21. “Abbas de Fiscampo debet lx. marcas argenti pro medietate thelonei navium de Winchelsea.” Rot. Pip. 31 Hen. I., p. 71.
  • 22. Trans.: “Sigei.”
  • 23. Sic also in bothe Cartularies.
  • 24. This charter, with all its witnesses, is also found on fo. 1 of a Cartulary of Fécamp, preserved in the archives.
  • 25. The next nine witnesses omitted in Cartulary.
  • 26. All the other witnesses omitted in Cartulary.
  • 27. “Sacrista de Cantuaria,” in Cartulary, which omits all that follows.
  • 28. Not in Jaffé.
  • 29. Not in Monasticon list.
  • 30. Not in Monasticon list.
  • 31. Care. 1220, but written in different hands.
  • 32. Clearly spurions in its present form.
  • 33. Trans.: “Dunestr.”
  • 34. See Neues Archie der Gesellschaft etc. (Hannover) VII., 92.
  • 35. Confirmed by Rotrou archbishop of Rouen in No. 229, and by Robert abbot of Jumièges in No. 230.
  • 36. Deville's transcript (No. 173), which is taken from an original in the archives of the Seine Inférieure, omits these three names, which are here taken from the Cartulary.
  • 37. A volume of 17th century transcripts from the original charters.
  • 38. “Girberti” in Cartulary.
  • 39. “Eudonis” in Cartulary.
  • 40. “Montegomeri” in Cartulary.
  • 41. Deville's reading of this charter is very bad.
  • 42. Trans.: “Gerardus.”
  • 43. Trans.: “Warlewast.”
  • 44. Rectius: “John:”
  • 45. Trans.: “Ranuero.”
  • 46. Trans.: “Odone.”
  • 47. Trans.: “Hameri.”
  • 48. Probably for “H[ugone].”
  • 49. Error for “filio Petri.”
  • 50. “Gerbert” in MS. lat.
  • 51. “de Ranefri,” ibid.
  • 52. “Teodebaldo,” ibid.
  • 53. “Bonet,” Ibid.
  • 54. M. Deville, imagining the earl to be a brother of Henry II., appended a note impugning the authenticity of the charter on chronological grounds. But he was a son, not a brother, of the king.
  • 55. “Vilars” in MS. lat.
  • 56. “de Hayr,” ibid.
  • 57. Transcript in error: “Brandenstier.”
  • 58. Transcript in error: “nos.”
  • 59. 1194–1207, if abbot R[eginald]; 1207–1217, if abbot R[oger].
  • 60. Early 13th century.
  • 61. This is preceded in the Cartulary by a charter of his mother, Isabel, “wife of Earl Gilbert,” who confirms his gift.
  • 62. Rectius: “Eudone.”
  • 63. The penalty of ten pounds for infringement of the charter is inserted here.
  • 64. ? “Cane [ellario].”
  • 65. These words not in Cartulary.
  • 66. “Harrewecort,” in Cartulary.
  • 67. Sic. Rectius: “Walerando.”
  • 68. Text doubtful in its present form.
  • 69. “ixii” in Cartulary.
  • 70. The words here placed within brackets are an evident interpolation.
  • 71. Cart.: “hilgadagiis.”
  • 72. Trans. 34: “S desid.”
  • 73. Cart.: “Wintoue.”
  • 74. Trans.: “St. desiderio.” Cart:“Sancto dd.”
  • 75. Trans.: “Sabruel.”
  • 76. Recteus: Joslen[o] de Tur[onis].
  • 77. “Manessier” in Cartulary.
  • 78. Said to have died or resigned 1162.
  • 79. Rectius: R[adulfo].
  • 80. Rectius: “Wadnevilla.”
  • 81. firmarins of Lillebone in 1180.
  • 82. Sic in Cartulary; but “Waltero” rightly in Trans., which is taken from original.
  • 83. Trans.: “Henrico.”
  • 84. “Toinghepen[i]” in Cartulary.
  • 85. An original of this charter exists in the archives. The seal is engraved in Deville's Essai … sur P Eglise et Pabbaye de Saint Georges-de-Bocherville (1827).
  • 86. Late 15th century transcipt.